It isn't new that Golfnow's prices sometimes are as high or higher than walk up prices. As always, buyer beware. When I use it, I always use the hot deals and play for around $10 / $15. I have went as far as to call the course and ask their prices before booking with Golfnow.
Lol, I'm almost there. If in a tournament, I place winning ahead of handicap thoughts, but otherwise, hcap is the most important thing to me as well, to my detriment at times.
Last weekend I knew a 77 was dropping off so I had to play very well to keep my HI from increasing too much. 30 mph winds didn't help but I went out and replaced the 77 with a smooth 91 and my handicap shot up .7 of a point. I've been depressed all week.
Thanks for the warning. I use it a lot when I'm looking for some place new. I'll be more careful on rate comparison next time.
I also use Golfzing which has much lower fees, but has many less courses.
I've noticed some of the locals (Oceanside Muni is one) putting up their own website. Maybe if you know where you are going to play,
I can hit my 4 hybrid 210 yards on a solid strike, 20% loft Calloway XR. I can't hit my driver more than 180 without an exceptional bounce and roll. I play kind of a short course, so I don't actually mind leaving the driver home and using the hybrid, but on the other hand, it is very frustrating. Any ideas for what causes this? One thing is that the ball flight on the 4 hybrid is lower than the driver. I have this tendency to hit pop flies on mishits with the driver. The other thing is that the 4H has a small head, maybe it forces me to hit the sweet spot. The ball flight is straight as an arrow too, unlike my usual "pronounced fade" with on or two slices per round I get with my driver.
It's kind of funny, I left the 1 wood in the car the last nine I played, and played mostly bogie golf. That driver is costing me a ton of strokes, with my chipping being the other thing that keeps me from being a solid bogie golfer, which has always been my goal.