Played two rounds today. Shot 95 and 100. Decent day for driving and irons, but my short game was no bueno. But had a fun day.
On the range before hand, I warmed up with slow-mo full swing/shots. I'm getting better at making a very slow, controlled swing, and still hitting a ball. It's hard to slow down that much without a ball, but even harder with one. My brain wants to swing away! The slow swings felt like a great way to warm up, as I incrementally increased swing speed after a several shots and it felt like it set me up for a good day of iron play.
Turf conditions will influence this:
If the turf is just plain hard and baked out, I allow for roll out on approaches. // Normal turf, solid shots will bite with a couple yards rollout, while fat or thin shots may release more. // Damp turf, and ball bites better or spins back. Exception: partial wedges out of wet rough may run a little.
And, there is shot shape...
I hope you like them @rfeight. I don't know anything about the Wishons you mentioned in your OP, but all you can do is go with what worked the best for you.
I remember liking the feel and looks of the forged when hitting into the net at the fitters, but the cast showed better results on the simulator (it was winter so I couldn't hit them on the outdoor range). In any case, they hit much better than the other brands and even the Mizuno JPX EZ's, so it was relatively easy to pull the trigger.
Quite a few private, residential community, equity courses in the front range are failing (though the true high end membership courses are OK).
Several have been rescued by going muni (cities taking over management) and that has been so far a good thing for both the neighborhoods and golfers.
I suspect though, that the golf course in every open space or neighborhood that ran rampant during the last 2 decades is over.
Many of the courses built into housing developments are too costly to maintain, and frankly, have quirky layouts that are not really appealing to traditional golfers.
Those which offer the best course conditions, amenities, and rates to the pool of dedicated golfers will prosper - the rest will become dog walks.