Pushcart -- ClicGear 3.0.Carrying a bag isn't bad, but I like being able to load up my bag with all sorts of extra crap (rain gear, water, extra balls, sunscreen, etc.). If I were carrying, that would be a pain. Pushing? No problem.
I got to test-drive some Bridgestone balls through TheSandTrap. They were a few yards shorter off the tee than I expected (not much - just a little), but the had good spin and held greens well. I also found it easier to control the flight of the ball - ProV1 (and ProV1x) have a high ball flight for me. In Oklahoma, it's nice to be able to keep the ball down and out of the wind when you want to. Per the thread topic: I don't think swing speed matters that much *unless*...
82. Much, much better!
But I really didn't play that much better than the last time out when I scored a 97. The difference? I was back at my nice, forgiving home course. :) Only 1 penalty instead of 7. My (second) putts were sinking instead of lipping out.
...I need to play a greater variety of courses...
97 and couldn't be more pissed off. Had the two-way miss working and hit 4 balls out of the course. 2 onto roads, 2 into woods. 3 more into water. 7 penalties in all. I'm normally pretty calm when things go badly, but I kind of lost it today. ...I need to get back out there soon. Nasty taste left after this round.
*Crowded course - got stuck behind THREE(!) fivesomes (mostly the marshals, naturally), so I skipped ahead of them and made up my missing holes by playing a few holes twice.
Fun, fun, fun, but my slice is back.