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skyryder

 
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    Florida/Hong Kong
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    Golf, Sailing, BBQ, Travel, Wine
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    18.1
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  1. I purchased this putting mat last April and used it for about 4 weeks indoors. I accepted a job overseas, so it has turned into a permanent move. I bought the "private club" speed, which I think is about an 11 stimp. It also includes the shims to make you own breaks. I stored it in the original packaging and am asking $140 and that will include shipping (in the continental USA). TBH, the mat is in pristine condition and I think the original price is about $240+ with the shim package. I will also ship to Canada, but that will need a conversation. I will admit that I both enjoyed using the indoor mat, and found it helped my putting more than I expected. It was nice to be able to spend 20-30 minutes practicing without needing to go to a course. If interested, email is skyryder56@icloud.com
  2. I have a set of their irons and would really enjoy seeing how "the big dog" gets after it....
  3. I just wanted to say thank you for the information you posted last December about my request for RTJ info.  I was able to spend a week and played all the courses you recommended.  I played your home course first with two local guys that were preparing for a tournament of some kind.  They were wonderful to play with, but I was just trying to stay out of their way.  I really enjoyed Ross Bridge after I got over how tight the fairways were (lost two of my first three tee balls).  In fact that turned out to be a pretty good round for me.  I hit some good shots and was pleased with the effort.  It was a great week only one day of rain in April.  Ross Bridge......8000 yards, I thought it was a joke until this past weekend at Kiawah.

    I am hopeful I can return soon to try a few more offerings.  Again, thank you for your kindness and knowledge.

     

    Best,

    Rick

    1. Mtbryant01

      Mtbryant01

      I'm glad you enjoyed it! If you do return, try and venture over to the RTJ Capitol Hill in Montgomery, AL. That one has 3 great tracks that you can't go wrong with. 

  4. I will freely admit that I signed up for this fully aware of the "U.S. Only" restriction. Having said that since I am currently in Hong Kong for a while, I was hoping for some kind of special dispensation since I am a lot closer to where they are made and it is a HUGE brand here in Asia. I was worth a shot!
  5. I actually took a sleeve of about 4 different balls to practice session at GolfTec to see which ball to use going forward. I hit shots with wedge, 8 iron, 7 wood, and driver. There was substantial difference between the TP5's that particular facility uses for routine practice and my personal brands I brought along. I know it may seem a little bit A-R (never was sure if that word is hyphenated or not), but I have narrowed it down to two selections. I am going to play a couple of rounds with each and try to make a decision on which one I "like" the best. I was also told that using personal balls in the sim can get expensive in a hurry because the constant hitting them at speed into the net/screen and them striking the floor on the rebound with some force takes its toll pretty quickly on the "real" golf balls.
  6. After listening to a couple of the recent NPG podcasts, I am curious if anyone has used their data obtained from a practice session in a Foresight Bay or Trackman when they went to get fitted. Or if you have used your data from Arcoss or SS on course info when you go to a fitting session. There seems to be a lot of discussion about how this is "the future" just wondering it "the future is now"? Next question, has anyone used or bought a club from one of these online sellers that will send you clubs to try and you can keep or return as you choose. I think at present it is mostly drivers, but I suspect it will grow. I know sub70 has a trail program for other clubs than the driver. TIA
  7. I am interested in getting one of the sticks to hold my iPhone to record swings on the range, just curious what people are using.
  8. I've been very, very fortunate to play a few of the courses (very few) mentioned hear, but for me it would be Augusta as well. I'd prefer not when it is set up for the tourney. I am sure I don't have the game to enjoy the round playing the same way those guys play it. Bandon Dunes looks amazing and its cool to hear the staff is great! If all goes close to plan, a few of the RTJ courses in Alabama will be scratched off the list this spring. I have to say that playing St. Andrews was a very cool event, even if my caddy was drunk the entire round. I really wanted to wrap my 5 wood around his neck on 17, but it did make the round memorable.......if not in a good way.
  9. I played that course in a Kansas/Colorado USGA event and I'd agree 100%. If you aren't in the short grass you are in jail! Honestly, even after missing the putts I never saw how the ball broke that direction on some of the holes.
  10. This is probably the easiest golf question for me. It was Bethpage Black. I was playing with a very good friend that was a former professional. He played it from the back after showing his +2 handicap card to the starter, needless to say I moved up a couple of tee boxes. I felt like it was an 18 hole dogfight, but managed to shoot 95 with an 18 handicap. I am sure had I not been with my friend, I would have never been allowed on the course. Fun day, he shot 78 which included a couple of 30 foot bombs and a chip in. Every time I see the pros play that course it gives me an appreciation for just how well they can play the game.
  11. skyryder

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    Tried my first bake last week and what a disaster. I did a test later of the yeast I used and found out that is was dead or ineffective. I knew before I put it in the oven it was going to fail, but figured I had gotten this far, should at least give it a go.
  12. So, it has been a long time dream for me and my best friend to make a tour of the RTJ trail, but the old excuse "we will do it next year" kept creeping into the plan. This past winter he developed liver cancer and it looks like the best outcome for him is not going to include golf for a very long time if ever. We've had a number of long discussions about all the fun we have had including 22 consecutive member/guests with one runner up finish and other fun times on the course. He said to me that he would really like for me to go play a few of the RTJ courses and let him know how it goes and hopefully we will make it there "some day" So my question is directed at those who have played the courses and which ones they liked and why. Did you stay at the resort hotels when you could or somewhere else, and are there any you wished you had not played. I will be driving, as it is only about 6 hours from home. Planning to play 5 days, probably consecutive days, but a 3/1 off/2 days is an option as well. I will try to stay away from weekends and play Mon-Friday or afternoon on a Sunday to Friday with a break in the middle. Thanks in advance for all the input and if this is the incorrect forum, let me know and I will delete it or repost somewhere else. Happy Holidays and stay safe! Sky
  13. I truly appreciate the replies and input to my post. Thank you all!
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