I like the look of the game improvement irons. They look a lot like the AP1s. The forged irons look fine, but I prefer the forged cavity backs made by Titleist, TaylorMade, Callaway, Mizuno, and Srixon. They would have to be under $1000 for a set of 8 to compete for me.
It was in the mid-60's today, a beautiful day in CO. Went out and played first time in a couple of weeks. Didn't hit the ball particularly well, but not too bad. Had 3 doubles!!! But still shot 78 with 3 birdies. 42 + 36 (even par on the back nine). I thought my score would be higher, but when I added them up, I was mildly surprised.
Yes, the course is basically unscathed. The greens had been punched the week before the fire, and now the course has been sitting there for 6 weeks with no one beating the cr@p out of it.
During and after the fires, power was out to the area and all our irrigation control boxes melted. I think they have been replaced by now. We were able to get water trucks onto the course about 5 days after the fire to get waters on the greens or they would have been lost. There are many, many trees that have been removed and are being removed.
The course is not yet open, but should be open by year's end.
We lost our entry house, maintenance facility, all our maintenance vehicles and golf carts, the club house, and one of our bathrooms on the course, but our athletic facility is fine. So, now we need to deal with getting the new club house built, which may be a blessing in disguise as it was not very popular with members anyway and now we have insurance money to rebuild.
Golf courses do pretty well in wild fires, it turns out. Mayacama had lots of trees burned and brush burned around it (as well as at least one bridge), but the course looked unscathed this past weekend.