Darren Clarke is a nice guy. Followed Phil Mickelson around the Houston Open one year and while he waited on the tee boxes he talked to us about his Chargers and Padres and asked questions about the Texans and Astros. Very nice guy. I followed Bubba at a Pro-Am round one day and in 18 holes he did not say one word to any of his playing partners. He spent the entire round talking to his caddie about green slopes, yardages, etc. I know he wants to learn as much about the course as he can, but come on, these guys paid a lot of money to play a round of golf with you.
At my home course you can join their "Player Development" program for $49 bucks a month. This includes unlimited range balls and unlimited play on their three practice holes. Too good a deal to pass up.
Success. It was software. I think maybe I upgraded 3 successive OSes. Normally I do a clean wipe but I got lazy. Or maybe it’s some confluence of settings. Whatever. I got a new keys, which have more rise than the old ones. Plus a new battery. I guess it was worth the trouble.