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Gatorbob

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  1. Jim Huntsville, AL (home courses are the local RTJ) Yes, I walked all but about 5 or so of the 74 rounds I have in my GHIN last year. Plus Par 3 course and partial rounds. Just bought a Clicgear 4.0 over the winter. Previously used a Sun Mountain and a two wheeler.
  2. No doubt they would, but I am about to change home courses. I have no doubt I will go through all of them as I learn how to play a course with water on most of the holes!
  3. I'll listen to Get a Grip with Max Homa and Shane Bacon. Some of the content is completely random, but I like hearing a pro's perspective on how courses play, the approach to the week's tourney, etc.
  4. I play the blacks and have not noticed anything unique either.
  5. Pmookie and Cnosil are excellent choices. I've noticed they are two members who always provide sound advice to everyone. I'm really excited to see they were chosen. Congrats. On the down side, it looks like I may end up buying one of these with my own money. Such is life.
  6. One last thought. Don't underestimate the value of the 7x vs 6x optics. It may not seem like much but when I look through other rangefinders it is noticeable. It was a huge difference from the V4 and others. May not be as big a difference with the V5. I mentioned this on another thread but I will sometimes use my rangefinder to look for my ball (that can be 100-150 yards away) when I go to where I think it should be and it's not there or when cresting a blind hill. It has saved me a lot of steps when walking.
  7. I bought the pro XE last year and really like it. I spent the extra money because I figured it would be something I use for 8+ years and it would be worth the extra money for the additional features. At the time it had better optics which really makes a big difference. Looks like the V5 uses the same. I would say the temp and alt adjustments are worth it depending on where you play. My home course is at about 4.5k feet and on the side of a mountain. I noticed that my slope range will be +/- 10 yards vs other range finders without the "elements" features depending on if I am going up
  8. I had the same issue with the new Performance+ balls - I bought them in March I believe. They cut so bad on me that I had to take some out of play after one hole going tee-fairway-green. (Granted I was playing new SM8 wedges...but still.) I have over a dozen left in the garage. For the price they are still a good value, but if you don't lose a lot of balls I'd look elsewhere. I moved to the Snell and that is a very durable ball that has played consistently for me.
  9. Jim, El Paso, TX Pre-lockdown - 15 min before rounds. once or twice a week I'd work on chipping and putting for about an hour. Last 14 rounds - 2.7 three putts per 18. High 6(!), low 1. Does not include my putts from the fringe which would make the number go up. The face path/impact angle feedback and the portability interests me. I'm also interested to see if this can help build some excitement for putting and reinforce putting fundamentals in my 4th/5th grade boys. Personally, my main issue is and has been distance control. I'd be interested how that element of the game woul
  10. I didn't mean to phrase it as a negative. Just a statement of fact. Since I played a solid putter before it was a new input to my stroke. But you are absolutely correct that it does provide more feedback - feedback I am still figuring out as I get used to it.
  11. I just put my thoughts on the putter in the "unofficial reviews" section. Bottom line I like it. I'm keeping it. Glad I bought the weight kit.
  12. I finally received my KS1 Putter after a shipping snafu. Bottom line - I like it and I’m keeping it. Glad I bought the weight kit. Before I get to my impressions I’ll let you know a bit about my putter history so you can frame what i say: I have only ever had one putter in my bag - bought in 1992 from the thrift store. It was J.C. Snead Northwestern 405 Brass head putter from the 70’s. That means my frame of reference is limited. It made me a better putter because it was so unforgiving, but it was time to move on. I also used a pistol grip(SNSR 140cc). My main issue was distance con
  13. Alex, you are now the volunteer to do the review! Karma intervened and my order didn't ship or got lost. Since it is already sold out they can't fill it. (Maybe it became one of the putters on Ebay!) Good luck, hope it works for you! Looks like I will be looking elsewhere for a putter. Might just go the Edel route.
  14. So do I - Now that it appears I have been "volunteered" to put one up! I should have it by next weekend if the shipping timeline holds.
  15. The putter is on sale now. Just picked one up.
  16. Thanks for the heads up. They were ahead of schedule.
  17. I've been trying out different balls to find just one to play with. The Kirkland was good, but it was shorter off the tee. I hit far enough off the tee that it isn't that big of a deal for me to adjust to. But what I really didn't like was how fast the cover got cut. It is referenced in the reviews as well and I can attest to it. One solid hit with a wedge and you get tracks including some that have the dislodged cover sticking out like a pulled thread. It did spin a lot around the green though! I would still play it because it is a great ball for the price, but I was doing enough damag
  18. I did a fitting with a Titleist rep at my local club for a 3 wood and a hybrid and then did hours at Puetz in Seattle for my irons. I was surprised at how fast the Titleist rep narrowed the recommendations for those clubs. He looked at the trackman data and tried about 2-3 setups and that was it. That day I was consistent and they still work great when I hit them. The Puetz experience was different because I was able to play around a lot over more than one day. Plus I worked with more than one fitter at two different locations. One guy was great, very patient and listened to what I ha
  19. I'm was (am) one of those guys. But I'm still dialing in my game - especially within 100 yards. I haven't played much the last 8 years due to kids/work but am now getting back into it. I've gone from a 28 index to a 15 in the past 18 months due in large part to the short game. New Irons helped as well. As I've gotten used to the feel again I do pull the range finder out less within 50, but it will still happen depending on the situation and pin location. If you are worried about pace of play, you should love to see my pull out the range finder and get a quick understanding. It saves a lot
  20. Fair point. I went back and listened a little closer and I think you're closer to the truth than I am.
  21. Long time lurker, first time poster! On the MGS No Putts Given podcast this weekend they mentioned that it is more likely akin to the Odyssey line (about min 33.) Regardless, I've been playing the only putter I've ever owned/used - bought in '92 from a thrift store with my first set. It is a conversation piece when I play with new people. But it's going to be time for an upgrade to something with a higher swing weight (mine is a C1 and distance control is a weakness) and more forgiveness. If I can't get into get evaluated/fitted for a new putter, I'll probably give this a go in the meanti
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