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      Introducing TST "Clubs!"   08/28/2017

      No, we're not getting into the equipment business, but we do have "clubs" here on TST now. Groups. Check them out here:


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About loki16

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  1. Provisional/hole finished/ball found

    Neither of us got a decent line on his second shot but ball was well away from green (par 4)..
  2. Hi all playing friendly but competitive stableford game. Opponent hits second shot and when we get to green it's missing. Both have a good look but it's not there. Opponent returns and hits provisional. I keep looking but zip. Ww finish the hole. Not sure if we got to 5 minutes. Not that relevant to this issue. Go to next tee and find ball. Opponent wants to play it. I say no. Harsh?
  3. Won a Garmin S20 and found a watch way better than a clip on the bag model (Bushnell NEO) that I'd been using. works well except only does front-middle-back, no hazards. the clip on charger is a bit clunky and no surprise, broke pretty quick, so had to buy another. Now the battery won't last a full round. I charge it to full, switch off and put in with my golf kit, and two days later when I switch on I find the battery at half. Pretty crap. A friend has the same and he has battery problems and a breaking strap. I won't buy again. a mate has a Microsoft Band 2 with golf app. Seemed pretty sweet but saw it used for just a few holes (ball to the forehead foreshortened the round!). It does some very intuitive stuff like counting your shots, but not your practice swings, and you can faff about with the data later on and get distances, etc. Am tempted to try the Microsoft, or just get a Bushnell watch. Their NEO was faultless and lasted 5/6 rounds which I felt was a reasonable standard to expect. Listening Garmin? the Apple Watch just seems expensive, although I realise it does a bunch of other stuff.
  4. New hazard rules or nonsense?

    I'll add to the DZ question from natureboy, is the DZ obligatory or simply another option?
  5. New hazard rules or nonsense?

    Ok, I see now what you and he are/were talking about. It was a slight dogleg left, so going away from hole from POE would indeed put me into the ladies tee box area. I was missing that. Thanks for your help.
  6. New hazard rules or nonsense?

    Hi Dave that would put me further into the hazard (swamp). my opponent was clearly indicating i could come back to a raised area (near the ladies' tee). I think we're crossing wires. I'm talking about the classic regular (yellow) hazard rule that lets you come back from POE away from hole being applied to a red (lateral) hazard.
  7. Hit a tee shot left down into a red lateral hazard. Went to drop in that area and an opponent told me the rules for a hazard had been changed and that I could come back from my point of entry as far as I wanted (as if it were a yellow hazard). News to me! Is this true?
  8. Ecco Have many others and I always grab the Eccos.
  9. Has anyone tried either of these, or both? Especially interested in anyone in Western Europe (not a dig at the US, but my experience with Bushnell, Garmin, etc. is that some are great in the US but course accuracy is questionable in Europe, Australia, etc.). Thx
  10. News reports that Trump Turnberry has lost The Open due to his controversial remarks. i am thrilled that this shit stirring, racist, sexist, bottom feeder is getting a kick right where it will hurt the most.
  11. To all you Distance Monkeys...

    McKellan 18? do you mean Macallan 18? In which case, excellent choice.
  12. I'm looking for a decent golf game to help me develop my course management skills. I have tried a few but they seem to be more about pure entertainment and selling you new clubs, just like the real thing. The best I've found so far is WGT which works well on an iPad. Does anyone else have any recommendations?
  13. Drop zones: optional or not?

    That sounds interesting. What's that?