The point that I was specifically responding to was, just because you're on top of another group, it still may be appropriate to allow others through. Just because @No Mulligans hadn't experienced it, didn't mean that the concept was moot by any means...
And fwiw, our relatively fast group has allowed 5-somes through....
The slice is just such a devastating miss for your game. It is a shot that I really have to eliminate from my game. I am an incredibly inconsistent player, to the point where I can be hitting a beautiful high fade and start to go pin hunting for several holes, having several looks at birdie in a row and then within the next several holes be almost unable to hit the ball without hitting a horrendous slice. I am so inconsistent that it is not abnormal for me to go something like par, birdie, par, birdie, par, quad, quad, quad in an eight hole stretch.
I recently won some pro shop credit ($100) at a semi-private course nearby. Thing is, I need to use it before November or it expires. I don't really need any clothes or accessories so I was thinking I might put it towards a new driver. The problem is, while I'm sure I can test it out on the range, they just have regular old range balls and I'm doubtful there's any kind of fitting process. I also can't really play a round there with a demo club unless I'm someone's guest or I'm willing to shell out $100+ to play off-peak times (which I'm not).
There's a decent golf shop down the road from the course that offers fittings for $75/hour, with a $50 credit toward a related purchase within 30 days. I've never had a proper fitting, so would it make sense to go to the golf shop, get fit, assume I'll probably get a custom shaft, go buy the same driver at the pro shop using my credit, and then buy the shaft from the golf store, applying the fitting credit? When you get fit and end up with a custom shaft, is the shaft price usually totally on top of the full price of the off-the-rack driver, or is there typically a discount since you're not getting the OEM shaft? Obviously different stores do things differently, but I'm just wondering what is common practice. I'm trying not to overthink it but I also don't want to waste my pro shop credit.
Any advice would be much appreciated!
The whole thing gets started with: Single Plane Swing, Full Extension at address, which is where you will be at impact - so start there; also the opportunity for Single Length irons, which would make it easier in establishing a consistent swing. Wishon says we are victims of Marketing (someone selling you Lighter is better, lower lofted clubs for faster swing) buying the mass produced clubs off the shelf. Yep - I agree! These clubs do not fit me; not worth the cost. My intent is not to increase my swing speed, or see how far I can Drive the ball off the tee. (Leave it in your pants; no one cares how long you are except maybe your lover.) I am in the game of Golf to play good. Accuracy trumps distance in my book. I watch all the Tell-a-vison crap Pro's driving great distances into the rough and trees. Just not fun for me to do that. You see they cut the grass much lower on the fairway so the second shot is easier. My PW is very heavy. Bryson's Single Irons are 280+grams head weight. I wanted to try a 6 iron heavy at 280grams. Can't get one. You can't skim read my first post and understand much. I have listened to interviews with Mo Norman several times. He states very clearly what he needed to do with his clubs. This helps a great deal. But the fitter can't help me (though Wishon tells me to go see one) because he has never heard of single plane, he has never built a heavy club head, and he can't purchase anything over 274grams. He is programmed somewhat like the mass produced manufacturers Wishon speaks out against. And it still comes back to my favorite club in the bag: a heavy PW X18R. It's short and heavy and I want to try this in the lower number irons. I'll build it myself and I will stop asking the so-called "experts" for help. If we stop comparing ourselves against others we can focus on our game. So what if your neighbor hits his 6i 200 yards. I'll pull out my 3 hybrid to get there. So What!!! My focus is accuracy. First target is the fairway on the way to the Green (short grass); then there is the Pin on the Green and that little hole. Targets require accuracy; "Left-Right-Left-Right" all the time is unacceptable to me. Lately I have noticed that one mass-produced club is going heavier - against the industry norm. Boccieri Golf seems to headed my way. RLW