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You heat the hosel with a torch or a heat gun until the epoxy breaks down and use a shaft extractor to force the head off.  You can do the same with steel shafts though the shaft extractor is simply a hand in a glove.    
Fun round today!  The front 9 went from sunny to crazy windy with horizontal rain back to sunny (just as we made the turn).    The back 9 was about the same but with more rain!  I almost turned my umbrella inside out but managed to catch it in time!  Through all that I managed to finish only 10 over par.  Not great but not too bad either.   The highlight was hitting a 410yd par 4 in one shot (it was actually on the fringe but my buddy decided to count it).  Downhill,...
As long as some one puts the pin back I'd call it a victory.  I was following a group a couple/few weeks ago that failed to do so 4 times.  No marshals that day so no one to help out.  And they somehow managed to clear the tee boxes before we got there every time so we couldn't have words either (we were walking, they had power carts).  Gotta love only going for center mass on the green because you have no idea where the hole is.
I use a golf dome that is semi-local to me (30KM away).  It's not heated and it's rather expensive ($30 an hour, unlimited balls) but it's better than nothing!  I try to go only every couple weeks because of the price, but sometimes I'm there a couple times when the urge is too strong.   I don't like what it does to my swing though; by the end of the winter I'm picking the ball instead of hitting down on it.  It takes a bit of time to get back to taking divots when...
Well I had a rocking round going with a starting string of 10 pars.  Then I got hit in the foot with an errant drive and didn't do better than double-bogey on any hole after that.  Oh well, such is life on the golf course!
Had a fun round today.  Was playing with 2 buddies (one plays maybe twice a year), the other probably a 25 handicap or so.  We decided to make things a little more interesting and they played a 2 man scramble against me in match play.  I also gave them a stroke on every hole.   We only played 9 and I ended up shooting +2, they were somewhere around +11 (gross) and ended up beating me in match play! lol  Fun stuff and made pretty exciting all the way through the round!
The courses (again at least here where I've talked to the owners/managers) authorize the rates.  I imagine it comes down to getting a guaranteed booking for some money rather than taking a chance on an empty tee slot.  They definitely make money otherwise why would they do it?  Anyway we're pretty OT, better not continue this discussion here.  Cheers!    
That's actually not the case for GolfNow in Canada (or Ontario anyway).  They usually have a few 'online specials' where you pay the full rate online, but for the vast majority of rounds your credit card just gets charged the online service fee (usually ~ $9 for 4 players).  You pay for the actual round at the course (taxes and all) when you check in.  
I always prefer to, though it's not always possible (tee time too early or no range or warm-up net).  It takes me about 20 balls before I feel fully loose and my swing is grooved in.  A small warm-up bucket is usually all I hit with the last couple being whatever I'm about to tee off with.  Then it's over to the putting green to get my putting and short chips dialed in.
I was once told by a course owner that the broken tees were bad for the mowers.  I have no idea if that was true or if he just didn't like the litter.  But ever since I've always tossed my broken tee pieces into the garbage can next to the tee box.  Takes only an extra second of time and it helps keeps the course looking nice so it's never bothered me to do it.
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