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  1. I'm always curious to see what people have in their pockets when they golf. Do you have a few coins that you jingle before you putt? Do you have a special ballmarker, or a custom divot tool? Wood tees or plastic? Here's what I always have in my pocket: I don't always have the ball in my pocket, just when I'm reading a putt. Setting it back down right before I hit it is part of my pre-shot routine. I carry two tees with me - I use the 2 3/4" one with my driver, and the 1" one for fairway woods, hybrids, and long irons. With short irons and wedges I'll hit directly off the turf. A single plastic tee will usually last me 3 or 4 rounds. The divot repair tool is nothing special, just a punched piece of steel. However, it came from the golf bag that my granddad gave to me and my brothers 10 years ago, so it has some sentimental value. And finally, the ball marker. When I was a kid I used to collect hat pins - I got this one during a visit to the summit of Pikes Peak in Colorado (my family lived just outside Denver until I was about 7 years old). I cut the pin spike off the back of it and filed it down, and now I have a piece of my childhood reminding me to man up and not leave my putts short every time I'm on the green! So what's your pocket grab today? Share a picture and tell us the story!
  2. That's hilarious! I actually have an acquaintance who lives in Houston who just switched to a Honma driver. Unfortunately he is only able to get out on weekends because he's a FedEx driver and his work runs too late to get afternoon rounds in...
  3. Either that or bring in a new batch of challengers in 2022 to take on the “old guard”.
  4. Yeah. I believe they have a phone app as well but I prefer the larger screen on my desktop for video editing. In either case the tracer is added on after you record the video.
  5. I purchased a one-year subscription to the ShotTracerPro app for Mac.
  6. iPhone 12. I have a pole-clamp phone holder that I either attach to a club shaft or one of the legs of my stand bag.
  7. As evidence, here's the forecast: The one bright side is that it will make it a lot easier to get tee times.
  8. All I know is that at this point, I will really be putting the rails on the woods and hybrids to the test hitting out of some muddy lies!
  9. I edited it out of the video, but I actually stepped back off the tee the first time I went to place the ball because it was huffing and snorting at me.
  10. Ran into a herd of elk a few holes later. I was a little nervous - there was a bull elk just off screen in the trees bugling every few minutes, and a few of the closer elk were snorting at me like they didn't want me there. Made it a bit tough to be totally focused on the shot, so I blocked the 8-iron a little bit right.
  11. I’m not having a particularly stellar round at the moment, but man is Prospector Golf Course beautiful! This is the view from the 10th tee. Made par here after a 269-yard 3 wood off the tee - we’ll see if I can keep it going after a rough front 9 and see how many more holes I can get in before I run out of sunlight.
  12. TXG did a review of it - this might at least help you get a better idea of whether it could be a good fit for your game.
  13. Shot a rather frustrating 88 today. No spectacular shots, just a good number of decent ones, and some really bad shots coming at the most inopportune times. Post round reflections with a beer and ice cream reminded me that I need to take a broader look at my game when I feel like I’m struggling - four months ago I would’ve been ecstatic to shoot an 88. The fact that I was disappointed with today’s score is really just a reflection of how far my game has come this year, and hopefully how much further it will go in the next year. The quest to break 80 continues!
  14. I previously used a 52* CBX and found it great on full shots - really forgiving, and I didn't have any issues with inconsistencies. However, with the Cobra wedges having a heavier head and shaft, I'm having a much easier time on partial shots.
  15. Do you find the longer irons easier to hit? I’ve heard of some folks playing one length down to 7, and standard length below that.
  16. My most likely change would be my 3-wood shaft. My "fitting" (which was more of a demo) was pretty limited, so I was only able to try 2 driver shafts, and didn't get a chance to hit the 3-wood. I had to choose for my 3-wood between getting the same shaft as my driver, and getting the same shaft as my 5-wood. I went with the driver shaft for decreased spin and more distance off the tee, but I'm finding now that the 5-wood is significantly easier to hit than the 3-wood. I would've also liked to try more than 2 driver shafts - the Rogue was way better than the Motore, but I feel like there may have been more optimization available. I was a bit rushed in scheduling my fitting - if I had known the delays were going to be as long as they were I would've taken the time to do a fitting at a high-end fitting shop in my area rather than a regional golf retailer. As far as set composition, I haven't hit the 4-hybrid enough on course to know how well it gaps with my 5 iron (since they're the same loft) but other than that I really like the bag setup I ended up with.
  17. Hit the range today to work out some of the issues I had with my driver last round. I'm moving in the right direction, but there is still some work to do. I figured I would record a few shots with the 5 Wood to show you all how easy it really is to hit. I warmed up with about 10 shots (1/2 to 3/4 to full) with my gap wedge, then grabbed the 5 Wood, hit 3 shots with it, and put it back in the bag. My dad was complaining last round that he's pretty sure this club is illegal, and maybe it should be
  18. I'm really enjoying the Cobra King Snakebite wedges I got with the rest of my Cobra clubs. The full-face grooves on the highest-lofted wedges are great, gives you more face to work with but still maintains a traditional shape. The 60° is available with 4 degrees of bounce - I know a lot of people overlook Cobra wedges but I think that's a mistake!
  19. Just read through the final reviews - nice work to all the reviewers! @Blueberry_Squishie had me doing my best not to laugh out loud at my desk at work with those pictures of his local course....
  20. Looks like the new version is out in the wild! The mat looks the same, but that camera has a different shape to it. Biggest software change seems to be the addition of a tempo tracker of some kind (bottom right of the interface). Will be interested to see all the changes when more details are released!
  21. Last time out at this course I drove the green on hole 5 and three-putted for par. This time I banished my driver after hole 4, then pulled my 5-iron tee shot a bit, leaving a 100-yard shot directly over trees. I managed to hit the green, but was nowhere near the pin. Then this happened: That has to be the most satisfying feeling in golf - when your putt is still 15 feet out and you already know it’s going to drop!
  22. After completing a move this past week, I got out for a round with my brother and dad late this afternoon. It was somehow the most frustrating and counterintuitive round ever. Got there early to warm up on the range and was hitting the ball fairly well. Unfortunately that didn’t carry over to the course - by the time we got through the first 4 holes I was +8 with 6 penalty strokes. At that point, out of sheer frustration, I decided to banish my driver and 3wood (which were causing most of the penalties) to the back of my bag, and instead turn to my 5-wood for tee duties. Somehow that paid off for me, and I went +2 the rest of the way, including a 37 on the back 9 (first time under 40 on 9 holes). That club is absolutely ridiculous with how easy it is to hit, and I feel like I’m hardly swinging. Even bad shots, like the one in this video, fly well (I hit this one fat, and still got 218 yards). IMG_3509.MP4 The epitome of how successful this club is for me was the 13th hole, a 515-yard par 5 with water just short of the green forcing a perfect approach shot if you’re trying to get there in 2. That was a tap-in birdie (the eagle putt didn’t break and ended up stopping 2 inches above the hole). The approach shot was blind, but my brother was 60 yards up the fairway watching the green and says I missed an albatross by a foot rolling past the pin. Overall I’m loving the clubs, but I’m just not getting along with the driver right now so I will have to make that a priority next time I’m at the range!
  23. Having recently started using Arccos with the Link, I'm interested in following along on this and seeing how the newest versions of each compare! Good luck to everyone entering!
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