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  1. I have some. They're nice, soft, and didn't notice really much distance difference. i've tried these anti-spin balls extensively and here's my take: if you slice/block/pull/duck/etc. you're probably going to lose the ball. if you hit an overdone cut/draw maybe this will keep you in the rough instead of the woods, but they aren't miracle balls. they do make miracle balls, but they're banned.
  2. I'm like most not very good golfers, i have a handful of clubs i hit pretty well, some are a crapshoot. i could drop my driver because my 3w rivals it, but i'm not as consistent off the tee with my 3w as my driver. i could drop the 3w and do a 3h/4h layup to a short wedge which is more accurate than a 3w followed by a shot from greenside rough/bunker. i do love blasting the 3w when i've duffed my tee-shot though. the hybrids are one of the better decisions i've made. i have regular flex irons, because of my toned down iron swing so there is a weird "feel" gap between them, but the dista
  3. i think costco is good with returns. i am 100% for returning things if you don't like them. too many people think it's a big hassle, but the worst thing that can happen is they won't take it back which leaves you where you're at currently. most places want to keep your business, especially if you're willing to keep the money in their store.
  4. i think my midsized grips sit up a little bit and out of that hinge. every once in a while i do have to jostle my clubs to pull them out, but that happens in my big bag as well. i always assumed it was the larger grips. when i carry i usually play an executive course (so 6-wedges) or if i'm doing a regular course i'll pull the odd or even irons so there's usually plenty of room.
  5. it seems like a silly question, but how did you decide your clubs and what made you change if you switched? i have what i feel is a pretty standard setup and my clubs are pretty well spaced, but i'd like to add another wedge which means i'll probably just drop the 58*. but i wondered how other people decided what to carry and what to change after playing for a while.
  6. i got my callaway stand bag a while ago for under $100 and it's been great. never carry a full set with it, but it's really light and has enough pockets for everything. it even has the bottom that tips with the legs. if i carried all my clubs with me when i walked i might want the full divider. the straps are what sold me on my bag though.
  7. i have ping i-series hybrids and they are really good. they get through everything and give you a solid hit. i loved taylormade, but i never liked their hybrid. i would go hit some. take the distances with a grain of salt, but i knew right away which ones felt solid and which ones i didn't like the feel of.
  8. some used clubs so i can play on this road trip: TM MC 2-pw with KBS shafts (starting to think i might sell them when i get home, little too stiff for me even though i hit them well in the store) adams speedline f11 3 wood (going to go head to head against my ping when i get home, really good 3-wood, especially for $10) callaway x-series jaws 54/16 (i have to find a way to get this in my bag permanently, amazing spin. downside is it rips the ball cover) macgregor putter (cheapest putter they had, hate it but needed a putter) 24 nike sfts sun mountain carry bag (going
  9. besides really cheap (how they're made, not price) it doesn't really matter. i buy "used" golf balls in bulk, but i've been going through less so now i have a surplus. i love the hex bite ball, but i just played a few rounds with a different wedge, steeper swing, and a "distance" ball and it checked up way quicker than my hex bite with my mizzy wedges ever do. like most things, it's a personal preference thing. so if you find a ball that you feel more confident with off the tee/around the green/putting then just stick with it.
  10. 4 balls is a baker's sleeve. i carry around a dozen when i walk and two dozen when i cart. i lose a lot more in a cart than walking and i have extras for the partners.
  11. one of my favorite is arm extension through the ball to a pose. i am tall with long arms and i can get into this t-rex arm swing. this keeps my ball really low and usually has a sharp side-spin on it one way or another. putting a slightly diagonal club or stick outside the ball to help you visualize in to out helps too. it's also how i screw up short chips. extending my arms to and through the ball and making an emphasis to turn and have my belt buckle facing my target usually results in a much better ball. just trust that good things are going to happen and do the pose no matter
  12. golf pride vdr midsize for the wedges, a tigershark jumbo (the middle one) for the putter, and another 3 dozen hx bite. i like them and we don't have a golfsmith in maryland so i figured i would stock up. really like the putter grip. very repeatable and i had a very consistent putting round with it. didn't have a problem with distance, but left 5 putts within 6" of the cup with a few that i gave a minute to drop.
  13. 116. bad score, but better round then i've been playing. got a lot of stuff together, just didn't score well. one more chance to tame the tough course i've been playing and put a whole round together.
  14. apparently they don't sell hard sided travel bags in stores anymore so i didn't buy a thing.
  15. hit a g20 and bought it. no complaints and it absolutely flies. if you sweep it too much you get a low line drive that rolls out forever, but when you get on it right you can absolutely crush it high and deep. it also takes some of the spin out of the ball. i've hit a few really bad ones and it doesn't slice nearly as far as you think it would when you see it take off. the only thing i can't do with it yet is hit consistently out of the rough. my hybrids are much easier to do that with, but i still take a proper iron for the thick stuff.
  16. not quite in baltimore, but i really liked the pro John at Nighthawk off of route 3. he's not a stack and tilt teacher, but i took some good lessons from him. i would also recommend the video lessons you can get from evolvr. saved me a lot of money and really helped my game be more consistent season to season.
  17. no warm up and starting on 10 (the back has more narrow fairways and is harder overall.) had me putting in a 116 on a 146 slope course. i could not get my driver warmed up until it was way too late in the round. i also was blocking everything right, something i'll have to work on. getting much better iron contact though, just gotta strengthen my grip for iron shots because my driver is so draw biased i keep a weak grip with it or i hook it.
  18. just buy a decent used one that feels good. confidence is huge with wedges, so make sure they weigh and everything feels good. my wife bought an old rusty cleveland wedge for $5 from golfsmith.
  19. i use a lot of different kinds and i'll use ones i find on the course as i play. i actually had a few good holes with a ladies pink ball the other week. i put a triangle of three dots on the two bare sides of the ball. that way when i reach into the bag and don't pay attention to what ball i grab i can tell by the three dots that it's mine. bailed me out a few times when guys want to take credit for your drive because you're both playing the same ball. you see your mark and know for sure it's your ball so you can go help them look OOB for theirs. for example: me and
  20. i've never had a used ball show signs of being internally compromised, but they all return from whence they came at some point so i'm not too worried. the only difference is the cover color is definitely darker on most.
  21. I use whatever is on sale, but a couple of my favorites are the wilson staff duo elite 50, gamer or gamer v2, noodle long and soft, and i'm going to try out the hex bites that golfsmith has for sale now. i also do the lost golf balls thing, but the big issue i've had is they are darker than new balls and a lot harder to spot. i've never had a problem with them being waterlogged or questionable internal condition like some people say, but the dark cover definitely isn't ideal if you're looking anywhere but the fairway especially in the fall. and don't be put off by the whole compr
  22. so i've gotten on the cycle of playing the same course over and over, unfortunately it's a slope 146 from the Men's (and not much easier closer). shot a 104 Sunday which is a good score for me, but even better score since i shot a 60 on the front. met up with some guys on 10 and it really helped me focus and take everything a little more seriously. a couple practice swings, more focus on chips and putts, and good relaxed drives really helped me turn triples and quads into bogeys and doubles at worst. i even threw in a couple of pars. now if i could play all 18 with consist
  23. i wouldn't trade in my wedges, but those are beautiful, as are the new t-series mizunos. i noticed that the new mizzys especially are really heavy and probably feel amazing down and through. since i had my first ever chip-in a couple weeks ago i have to hold onto my 58 for a while longer.
  24. i travel fairly frequently, but i'm on a trip now with a guy who golfs and we're both playing more golf than we have in years. at least twice a week and range once or twice during the week. other than that, i've never played on the road.
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