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Did some good stuff at work and was rewarded with a $100 gift card for eBay. Sorry, the wife ain’t getting this one, she’s capitalized on others I’ve received in the past. This one is mine.

 

But what to spend it on? $100 isn’t a huge amount to work with.

 

Don’t need gloves or balls, Costco handles that for me.

 

I thought about looking at launch monitors but the recent article has put me off on that idea.

 

Too little for clubs and I’m not really in the market anyways. Yeah I know, some of you think that’s blasphemy

 

Training aids? I’m not thrilled with the idea. I’m sure they can help but my impression from you good folks is most aids end up in a corner gathering dust.

 

Maybe a new bag? I have an old Ogio that’s seen better days although it still does what it’s supposed to. I like the looks of the Wilson Exo carry bag. I’d have to kick in a few bucks but not too much.

 

Any other ideas? Help me spend my money!

 

 

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How are you set for shoes?  

Personally if I'm set on golf stuff I'm looking at tools (currently in the market for a rolling miter saw stand), and occasionally truck accessories.

Are you a music guy?  A nice bluetooth speaker could work too.  Check out @GolfSpy Dave 's reviews on the UE product line.

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Shoes are a good idea but I’m set there as well. Adidas addicross or something like that. Very comfy for my jacked up arthritic toes.

One of the drawbacks of being a semi-old fart is that you’ve already collected most of the tools you need. Adding anything else is a waste.


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If you ever walk and carry, I'd check out the Sun Mountain 2.5.  Most places are clearing out the 2019 models to make room for the new 2020s.  I picked a new one up at Golf Galaxy on a whim for about $140.  Looks like several retailers are clearing out their stock on the Bay:

https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=p2499334.m570.l1311.R6.TR11.TRC1.A0.H0.Xsun+mountain+.TRS0&_nkw=sun+mountain+2.5&_sacat=0

I love this bag.  I have a 2017 model that's a bit faded but still in really good shape.  The new one will get the call once the old one just looks too s*****.

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On bag front, I either push or ride. My main playing buddy has an issue with walking. My Ogio weighs a ton, that’s why it’s a possible candidate for replacement.


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I push quite a bit as well.  The 2.5 is honestly not the best bag on a push cart; it tends to twist during the round because it's so small.  This doesn't bother me much, but I know that annoys some people.  It's a great cart-path-only bag because it's so light, I don't mind taking it off the cart and carrying it when my ball is on the "wrong" side of the hole.

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Why not just donate it to a charity or some kids golf organization. If it's not transferable then just ask them what they need. They'll tell you. 

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I'd be spending it on some rain/cool weather gear myself.

But I do like the idea of spending it on charity or a local golf team too!

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I’ve never broken a PING carry. Best bags ever made IMO. Lightweight and very few moving parts.


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22 hours ago, toehold57 said:

 

Did some good stuff at work and was rewarded with a $100 gift card for eBay. Sorry, the wife ain’t getting this one, she’s capitalized on others I’ve received in the past. This one is mine.

 

But what to spend it on? $100 isn’t a huge amount to work with.

 

Don’t need gloves or balls, Costco handles that for me.

 

I thought about looking at launch monitors but the recent article has put me off on that idea.

 

Too little for clubs and I’m not really in the market anyways. Yeah I know, some of you think that’s blasphemy emoji12.png

 

Training aids? I’m not thrilled with the idea. I’m sure they can help but my impression from you good folks is most aids end up in a corner gathering dust.

 

Maybe a new bag? I have an old Ogio that’s seen better days although it still does what it’s supposed to. I like the looks of the Wilson Exo carry bag. I’d have to kick in a few bucks but not too much.

 

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Are you looking to stay in the $100 range? Or are you willing/able to come out of pocket at all?

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Are you looking to stay in the $100 range? Or are you willing/able to come out of pocket at all?


I’m not firmly locked in on that amount. If it’s something really juicy we could easily double that figure.



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When I have a hundred bucks or so I look to improving my short game by tinkering with wedges and putters. Being left handed and not really needing "new" I can pick up used clubs pretty cheap, you never know which one will "ne the one" to save you strokes out there.

 

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On 11/18/2019 at 2:31 PM, toehold57 said:

 


I’m not firmly locked in on that amount. If it’s something really juicy we could easily double that figure.



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Buy these and thank me later.. Your welcome!!

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Buy these and thank me later.. Your welcome!!


The Puttout cup/hole thingie (technical term) I have. The matt didn’t get great reviews, not sure about that one. Is there one out there that everyone can agree on?

The gate trainer,yeah, good idea.



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1 hour ago, toehold57 said:

 


The Puttout cup/hole thingie (technical term) I have. The matt didn’t get great reviews, not sure about that one. Is there one out there that everyone can agree on?

The gate trainer,yeah, good idea. emoji106.png



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I know tony and the my golf spy guys liked the Matt.

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Current version AAAAA (mint) rated Titleist Pro V1 or Pro V1x can be had for around $1.67 - $1.85 shipped.  Get yourself 48 to 50.

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On 11/20/2019 at 11:46 PM, Quigleyd said:

I know tony and the my golf spy guys liked the Matt.

I don't know that Tony and the boys have enough reps on the mat.  Or perhaps PuttOUT has improved the product?  Anyhow, I'd recommend reading our review, but the TL;DR is that the trainer and mirror are aces, but the mat will develop a groove down the middle with repeated usage.  I still use it; it's better than nothing.

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2 hours ago, HardcoreLooper said:

I don't know that Tony and the boys have enough reps on the mat.  Or perhaps PuttOUT has improved the product?  Anyhow, I'd recommend reading our review, but the TL;DR is that the trainer and mirror are aces, but the mat will develop a groove down the middle with repeated usage.  I still use it; it's better than nothing.

You may be right. Putting mats are pretty hard to get right.

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4 hours ago, Quigleyd said:

You may be right. Putting mats are pretty hard to get right.

I think they'll get it right in the next iteration.  The folks at PuttOUT are pretty solid, and they owned up to the groove issue.  They did tell us that at some point you'll compress the mat fibers across more of the surface and it won't be as big of an issue.  We'll see - haven't noticed that so far, but I'm not practicing as much as when I was testing.

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