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I routinely buy recycled balls, mint grade or better' and find them to be excellent value. I bought reconditioned balls once and found then much less satisfactory. The paint scheme was different than original and the refinished paint same off quite easily resulting in very shabby looking balls after a few shots, so that was not a good outcome for me.
If you live near a Ping center they will adjust for free (while I waited in my case) and it is a great experience as well. If you don't live nearby I think they still do the adjustments for free and you only pay for shipping. Just a thought.
For. Me it is a combination of practice and playing. I am a 14 hcp and need to play at least 40 rounds per year (I am in Canada in a shorter season), and need to do range work twice per week to show better scores - I got down to 11 hcp two years ago in this manner. If I play and practice half that I get worse or stagnate in terms of scoring. But I am not a natural athlete and I need to do work to progress. I have friends who don't play and practice and can break 80 on...
When you are in Dublin, there are also some options.  Port Marnock is only ~ 25 minutes from the city centre, Royal Dublin is on Dublin Bay as is Royal St Annes.  St Margaret's is near the airport (somewhat) and the Island is not far. As mentioned, Dooks is a good West Ireland option - with a great story.  Each hole was designed by separate members and so it somewhat quirky but fun.  Waterville is interesting.  Killarney is fun.  Mount Juliet, in Kilkenny is a Nicklaus...
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You cannot go wrong with a clicgear. Great carts on all fronts. If you are at all DIY inclined, it is getting easier and easier to pickup older versions that you can refurb quite cheaply. You can buy almost every replacement part you may need. I have picked up a 1.0 for well under $100 and had to spend only $40 to get the functions of a 2.0.
I have played all three and greatly favour the E5.  Off driver and Irons it behaves, even in the wind and feels like magic on the wedges and putter - for me.  I found the DT Solo and E6 to be slightly longer but also found them to be quite unpredictable when the green was close by.   YMMV.
Ping is a great experience. Here in Toronto i can book time at the local Ping facility for a free assessment and adjustment and you can do it as long as your clubs (Ping of course) are yours and they are "supported" by Ping. Generally this means as long as production replacements are still available. Highly recommended.
Irishjohn, If you played hurling inside out is easier. Most of my mates in Waterford golfed like the hurled, hit the golf ball a mile and never had it go right, for a righty. But left hand low is taking it to the extreme. So think of the lub as a hurley. In terms of drills, since i was a notorious outside in swinger, was to resist starting the downswing with the hands, arms or shoulders, and lt that motion begin with the torso uncoiling, which will help feel the...
I will generally lay it up asclose as possible. Being cautious has kept the large numbers aay from par 5s for the most part this year. I am a medium length hitter. On long par 4s i will also layup as close to green as posibble. Moral of the story for me hasben that any heo shot i may make to save one stroke will almost certainly be more than eaten up by an errant go for it shot, so the risk is not worth it for me.
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