The 8802 is the putter I learned to putt with on fast breaking bent grass greens. I have a strong arc putting motion and imo that putter is one of the best models to support that type putting motion.
Maybe its my age but when I see that putter today in someones bag I think, there is someone who can putt.
I have switched to mallet style/insert modern putter as its got more error correction built in with all the face tech but with an 8802 you either hit the putt well or you don't. Nothing to correct bad stroke. But the sweet spot, the feel is awesome on those blade style putters. Bobby Grace has his version of the 8802 but with a modern insert that is also really nice and looks very similar.
in the SF bay area, I estimate 90+ % of public courses use golfnow or teeoff.
previously, we had others ( EZlink, golf707, et al...) but these have been assimulated....
I find online rates, are slightly lower that retail rates at courses. (however I concur that shopping is wiser)
since the merger, I suspect there will be no more competive online pricing.
and some perks have already been removed.
in CA, two online voucher services offer good rates -- only for specific courses.
these are Clickit golf and golfmoose.com
ps: ask if there are any birthday discounts....
you might find a free round available !!!!