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  1. I'm sympathetic to the idea that it would be nice if the people who could less easily afford golf could be given a discounted rate, but you should ask yourself who golf courses generally give discounted rates to, and why. The answer, from what I've experienced, are juniors and seniors. The reason for seniors is obvious: most golf course tee sheets are wider open when people are at work (morning and midday during the week), which is when seniors are more likely to be not working and out and about. The reasons for juniors are partially the same (in the summer, at least), but also
    6 points
  2. There are many many things in the world that are "unfair" in just this way. If you don't have enough money, you can't have dinner at the French Laundry, you can't purchase a penthouse in Manhattan, you can't drive a Bentley. Every one of these is available to the general public, all you have to do is pony up the cash. The responsibility of a business is to make money for the owners. If the course is full of golfers at the normal rate, why would they take less money for one of those precious spots on the tee sheet? I'm not opposed to offering a discount wherever the owner or manageme
    5 points
  3. Well, that didn't take very long, all I had to do was buy a new Driver. Just picked up the G410. Speed has been improving week by week though. Nice to see every ball at 160+ even with some off center hits.
    2 points
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  5. But you'll remember me and thats the important part!
    2 points
  6. Hey in all fairness. Right now there really isn't a shaft made that would actually "fit" my swing. @boogielicious I laughed out loud when a read the part about Chicago Public Schools. Thanks, brother totally made my day. I thought of a few more things the white belt could say about you. 1 - I'm a female pop star, or female pop star wannabe. 2 - I'm in the navy. 3 - I sell ice cream for a living.
    2 points
  7. I may wear a white belt, but at least I don’t play a shaft that doesn’t fit my swing just because it’s blue.
    2 points
  8. Yes, you can out-drive, out-score, out-pretty, etc. me all you want but two years down the road the only thing I will remember about you is you were 'that-guy-with-the-white-belt..' 😂
    2 points
  9. Around here, the public courses are packed every day. Every day is like a weekend day. I would guess they don't offer college discounts is because they don't have to. Where you go to school, do many other places offer college discounts? I don't remember getting any discounts because I was a college student. I would recommend that your college start some sort of sponsorship deal with the local course. Offer free, or greatly discounted advertising in game programs in exchange for a student rate. The course will only offer a reduced rate if they see a benefit.
    2 points
  10. Have you taken an economics class yet? Why should the course willingly offer a discount if they’re selling their tee times? I hid the post with the PDF, too, as I doubt the book is in the public domain/free.
    2 points
  11. Today, three members were removed from the site. They were banned for multiple reasons, but in the simplest terms, they repeatedly made clear they didn't enjoy the moderation of the site or their often racist/misogynist/sexist/agist/etc. posts. Their memories of moderation (specifically of deleted posts) didn't align at all with reality, and often attempted to convince others of their distaste, many times unprompted. They sent rude emails to moderators, rude PMs. They also had plenty of coaching and warnings to guide them back, but resisted. We do not like to ban people and rarely do it. But t
    1 point
  12. A couple of points that I don't think have been made: 1. 'Dynamic pricing' is a better way to manage tee times than one off discounts to college students (or lefties, or blondes, or socialists, or whomever). Not sure how I feel about dynamic pricing for tee times, but it appears to be a coming thing, and will probably trickle down and out from the niches where it's already been adopted (not to hijack the thread). 2. College kids can't, by and large, legally drink and are pretty notorious for not running up big tabs in the pro shop, restaurants and other income streams that a priva
    1 point
  13. You’re right, I’m assuming they know what’s best for their own businesses in their own respective communities.
    1 point
  14. I think they have had some supply chain issues, but from what I understand, they are trying to get back into the driver business.
    1 point
  15. Good points raised here by many. On one hand, I do think there is a lack of creativity in how the golfing community prices their product. It's probably a topic for an entirely separate thread, but I don't see any reason that courses couldn't offer a "same day" college discount for last minute unused times. While college students don't fit the demographic targets that @jamo outlined above, they do tend to have more spontaneous flexibility with their schedules than just about anyone else. A course that doesn't want to give away discounted tee times that would otherwise be booked by cu
    1 point
  16. I wear progressive lenses for daily wear, and I was even able to get my RayBan sunglasses in progressive lenses for auto driving. But for golf, I wear single vision: my Oakley sunglasses are single vision (which is what I usually wear for golf), and I also have non-tinted single vision glasses I keep in my bag for backup and twilight.
    1 point
  17. I bet some of them are wearing pink panties too... But only because they’re comfortable in their masculinity! 😂
    1 point
  18. ummmmm actually no, it was not intentional. I am just that terrible with grammar and spelling. I have done and do a lot of writing at work but I have always had someone proof my work for me. In fact whenever we bring in a new hire the first thing I explain is that I have very thick skin regarding my writing, correct away. I will never get angry just do not change the intent of what is written. I find it incredible how much what I write changes to what is published 🙂 In short, I can't spell, I am horrific with grammar and I am color blind but dang all of my drives go 300+ yards, e
    1 point
  19. John Daly Junior has played for a few years.
    1 point
  20. Download free e-books from Joey D Golf Sports Training Center at Free eBooks | Joey D Golf Golf fitness eBooks packed with golf fitness tips and exercises you can use today. Players at all levels can work on game improvement right here!
    1 point
  21. You mean.. 'do you take golf serious'.. lol
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  22. In golf, we want to appeal to markets of people with the opportunity and capability to play, as well as look to future. Junior golf and rates is easy and a huge part of pushing the sport. Senior rates, at this point, is pricing competitively, and especially with retirees, you want them playing as much as possible. Also a lot of retirees are just picking up the game. College students have a lot on their plate and a lot of outside entertainment and activities already. Not many college students are also looking to pick up the game. Those who play, will play given the time. There just isn’t
    1 point
  23. I was thinking the same thing for myself not too long ago. Spent a little time with Erik at a group event and he did some swing analysis for me that helped. Now I am hitting my irons more like I used to. At one time irons were the best part of my game and my driver stunk. Once I got fitted for a new driver, I was hitting it really great, but it then caused the rest of my game to slowly deteriorate. Your 3w and hybrids won't suffer like your irons since they have wide soles and can accommodate what would otherwise be a fat shot with an iron. I became so afraid of hitting my irons that
    1 point
  24. Just thought this was funny. I got an email this morning from YouTube that my flop shot video had been flagged for review. YouTube determined that it may not be suitable for all viewers and added an age restriction to it...haha. 0:07 second video and the only words spoken are Jacob saying "go ahead."
    1 point
  25. One more thing. Is it also "unfair" that 40-year-olds have to pay a mortgage payment, save money for their kids to go to college and/or their own retirement? Is it "unfair" that a 40-year-old will have to provide food, clothing, housing, vehicles, insurance, utilities, etc... for their families? Is it "unfair" that if a college student hits a bump in the financial road he/she can move back in with his/her folks, but a 40-year-old needs to maintain a financial cushion and/or savings to keep his/her family off the streets? Is it "unfair" that many 40-year-olds make sacrifice
    1 point
  26. I was picturing a "weight port", a hole with a specific bottom extending into the clubhead, but not through it. I do agree that the Canturbury ruling seems to apply to a hole that extends completely through a clubhead, which isn't allowed. I suppose I'd say its the difference between a hole and a tunnel. The hole is acceptable, the tunnel is not.
    1 point
  27. I’ve read the book and have used the training aids for years in conjunction with other golf-specific fitness programs. Very good information. He provides a lot of free content.
    1 point
  28. Better relative to par but not necessarily to the differential.
    1 point
  29. Thanks for giving me the opportunity to answer your questions, I'll start at the top. Allowing bend and how much? You are correct. The straps are elastic, but doubled over the arm. This allows the bend I'm alking about, enough to actually follow through for the most part if you didn't get the product to unlock. This is uncomfortable, but it's not going to cause harm. Magnets: The magnet in the upper part of the swing lock is calibrated to function with the weight of the sliding rod. There are no springs. Momentum moves the sliding rod off the magnet to unlock the unit. A
    1 point
  30. I have four pairs of golf shoes, all of which have spikes: Nike Lunar Fire Nike Lunar Command 2 Nike Roshe G Tour Adidas Tour360 XT Nike doesn't make the Lunar Fire or Lunar Command 2 anymore, but I really like them. They don't make the Roshe G Tours anymore either, but I was able to get a brand new pair off EBay for pretty cheap a few months ago. Highly recommend them if you can find them - they're very comfortable, they look great, and the sole is nice (not too tall). The Tour version of the Roshes are the ones with leather uppers and spikes. (They make a non-To
    1 point
  31. For the right price, he could be.
    1 point
  32. I'm not really sure what you mean by "Is golf a serious game for you". I take the pleasure I get from golfing very seriously. I take the pleasure I get from petting our cats very seriously, too. Do I slam the club into the ground and curse loudly when I blow a shot? Not at all. How about when I blow three shots in a row? Nope. Would I cheat so that I could "beat" the folks I'm playing with? Not a chance. Do I care when everybody laughs when I make the fastest, smoothest swing ever seen, only to have the club whizz by an inch above the ball? Heck no. But for some luck, a quick thinking spo
    1 point
  33. I can't compete with you're whit. I complement you on yore no ledge of English. I'm shore my teachers did they're best. Sew, I should probably quit now. 🏳️
    1 point
  34. I take it serious. By that I mean I focus on my shots, play when ready and adhere to the rules but none of that prevents it from being fun. I enjoy the challenge but do not get ticked off when I stink. It is not a job, it needs to be fun. I have seen some who, after a bad round, are so pissed they cannot stay around to have a beer with the guys. I do not want to be “That Guy”.
    1 point
  35. You really need to find an alternative way of communicating this horrifying word such as "hitting too close to the hosel". Like the N-word, the S-word need not be spoken/written.
    1 point
  36. The short answer, yes. Many are limited flight to begin with and then progressively get less aerodynamic as they get used. Some nice clubs though will have Titleist NXTs or even Pro-V1s on their range and when those are close to new, they will typically fly their normal distance. Those though will deteriorate as time goes by obviously. The richer the club the more often they're replaced. Most public ranges have pretty beat up range balls, so yea you should expect them to fly shorter and sometimes even weirdly. They're designed for durability so thousands of golfers can use them, but that
    1 point
  37. Search google earth, I’ve tried and found it’s better using the biggest screen you have. Then take a photo of each hole and edit that photo, good luck...
    1 point
  38. Or, "Give par a chance". That's all I am saying.
    1 point
  39. I can’t say you’ve debunked anything but your attitude is why I don’t reply to your posts. Enjoy lording over this forum. I’m going to back to helping golfers shoot under par. As the brilliant John Lennon said....Give peace a chance.
    1 point
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