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  1. It's probably been posted somewhere in here, but everyone's ability to feel and tell the difference is different. For example, I can immediately tell the difference between a Pro v1 and a Pro v1x based on its launch and from its feel off the clubface. What I think is most important is playing the same ball consistently so you know how far it goes with each club, and how it responds around he green, in the wind, and off the driver. I see guys switch from a Callaway ChromeSoft to a Callaway SuperSoft and can't figure out why they react differently when they are "playing a Callaway."
  2. I only wear spiked shoes as I apply a lot of ground force and “spin out” when wearing spikeless shoes. I occasionally spin out even in spikes but that is more so when the spikes need replacing… which I do frequently.
  3. I used GolfTEC in both Cleveland and Salt Lake City for lesson and practice. I achieved greater progress during my time in Ohio and then used my SLC sessions to keep what I had achieved. I started out VERY over-the-top and ended up with a much better swing which has since been refined by periodic lessons with a non-GolfTEC coach here in Atlanta.
  4. A 4 wheel cart is not necessarily more stable than a 3 wheel cart. Stability is based on center of gravity and the distance between the wheels. I use a Sun Mountain C130 bag on an original Sun Mountain Speed Cart v1 that I push twice a week at minimum. I also have a four wheel cart that I bought for my wife and have used from time to time. The Sun Mountain rolls more easily on the very hilly course I play weekly.
  5. Our group used to play Coral Oaks each year on our way from the airport to where we were staying. The greens were usually nice and the routing was enjoyable. The overall course conditions varied based on the recent weather - wet, dry, burned out in spots...
  6. I am, and have always been, a dew sweeper, so anything that impacts getting off early in the morning is unappealing to me.
  7. I am a fan of not having DST at all versus permanent DST. As @mharr noted above, there are serious safety ramifications that resulted the last time this was attempted.
  8. I have a Sub70 putter in my bag that I self-fit into and love it. I wanted a heavier head as my tendency is to go offline on the backswing and the Sycamore 002 Mid-mallet fit the bill. It was assembled and shipped quickly. The one thing I wish I would have done was review the options more thoroughly as I should have selected a larger grip. I have since purchased one which made all the difference for me. I also tried their demo program for the 699 Pro irons and liked what I tried, but didn't find much difference between them and my then-current gamers (2017 TM M1), so I stuck with what I had. It is likely that more Sub70 clubs will be in my bag at some point.
  9. I am not sure what value this thread serves. It has nothing to do with golf and is solely about bashing and defending the differing sites. Given the sites, people who post on each (or both), and their opinions are different, it is disappointing that this meaningless debate has continued for 2.5 years.
  10. Four out of the five balls I find lying lost on the course I play most often are Kirkland. Maybe at their price point, their former owners don't bother looking for them. I don't know v1 vs v2, but drop them all in a basket near the clubhouse in case someone wants them. They hold no appeal to me.
  11. I play 100+ rounds a year plus also practice with my specialty wedges so the most I go is 18 months. By then the stopping power has been reduced to where the short shots are no longer a viable option. The ball just rolls out too far.
  12. I replace mine about every five years as they are looking pretty sad by then. This is my third Sun Mountain C-130 that I use mostly with a push cart twice a week at minimum. I also have a Sun Mountain stand bag that I keep in my SKB hard travel case for use on trips. It must be 12-15 years old, but has only been used 15-20 times.
  13. MisterT

    Best wind ball?

    I have found the Z-Star XV to be the best in the wind. It’s what Hideki plays and what Brooks commented on when joining Srixon.. although he plays the Z-Starr Diamond - a ball he helped design. My regular gamer is Pro V1x.
  14. I am fully into performance fabrics as they work for me. I have migrated almost everything to UA gear (they fit best) although my one Galvin Green shirt is very comfortable and exceptionally cool on hot and humid days here in Georgia.
  15. It's disappointing news for many of us TXG followers and maybe even more so for those who have had CC fittings that didn't pan out as expected. Wishing Ian, Matt, and the team all the best as things progress.
  16. Interestingly, I find the exact opposite. With fewer dividers, my clubs seem to be in a clump that I have to move around to identify and get the correct one out of the bag. I also like the 14-way divider because I have Arccos sensors on my clubs. The dividers seem to help so that one club does not knock the sensor off another when being extracted.
  17. I have used Pure grips the past 6-8 years. The exceptions are when I buy new clubs as I use that to see if there is a reason to change. So far, the Pure grips remain my choice.
  18. A black HZRDUS shaft with red lettering is a HZRDUS Red, not HZRDUS Black, shaft. If your “fitter” didn’t know or couldn’t tell you this, then you definitely need to go elsewhere for a real fitting.
  19. There are great suggestions above! One thing I would add (unless I missed it) is "loft is your friend." As a newer player, choose a driver with 10 or more degrees of loft to allow you to get the ball in the air more easily.
  20. I almost always walk using a push cart and ride when it is required or sensible based on the course and conditions.
  21. How long have you been playing golf? What’s your handicap or normal score? Been playing 30+ years and am a 14-15 handicap. I don't practice... What do you love about golf? Being outside and meeting new people. What brings you to MyGolfSpy? Do you already know any other Spies? I don't know any other Spies, but have found the product/equipment reviews to be helpful. Where are you from? What is your home course? Currently living in Atlanta, Georgia, but have moved nine times since my early 20s. Born and raised in St. Marys, Pennsylvania - it's not the end of the world, but you can see it from there. What are the best and worst things about golf in your region? Best is year-round golf in moderate to steamy temperatures and the worst is the number of public courses that are closing and being replaced with housing. What do you do for a living? Business Continuity, Disaster Recovery, and Crisis Management Consulting How’d you pick your user name? My first name starts with T and most nicknames I have been given included the T.
  22. Pure Pro for me for the past ten years. Blow them on and off when switching clubs. They last years with the occasional soap and water cleanup. I love them!
  23. I always stock up on the buy three get four deals on new balls, but also buy mint Titleist balls on eBay from time to time. I always read the Seller’s feedback and description in great detail and usually only buy a dozen or so for days when I am not swinging as well and may burn through a few. And I NEVER buy refurbished balls or water balls.
  24. In addition to all the good advice above, hitting lots of balls off range mats can contribute to this. Additionally, you want pressure on the injured area all the time - not just when playing golf. I purchased an AirCast Pneumatic Armband and used it 24x7 with great success. Good luck.
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