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Rustybearing

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  1. Easy DIY Ball Collector

    I did make my first one. Instead of wire, I use 1/2" wide stainless sheet metal I cut from a cement trowel. Made three 'fingers' and attached them to pvc similar to 'TheWood'. Worked well also. I use that one at home and keep the aluminum one in the truck. I was always forgetting it when I went to practice.
  2. I was able to hit the 915 last weekend. Titleist had a fitting at our course. I currently have the Taylormade RBZ adjustable version. I was hitting my driver 125 mph ball speed and 200 yards carry. I picked up 10 mph ball speed and 25 yards carry by the end of the fitting I am sure the fitting had a lot to do with the results as the Taylormade was not fitted but the hits on the 915 were extremely smooth and consistent. Beyond sweet. Very easy club to swing. As another reference I am 5'10 and 61 years old.
  3. Easy DIY Ball Collector

    Look at Wittekgolf.com. Those guys have everything. I bought one of the tubes I listed below. They are the aluminum ones like you see at the courses. For the average guy these should last a long time. I went one step farther and put a pin through the top to keep the balls from falling out during transport. My course has a practice area and I take my own balls. #77010 - Balshag Tube #77011 - Replacement Clips.
  4. Look at the Callaway tri ball. I've had the 9x10 for a year now and only a couple of kinks which the company fixed, no charge. Customer service is top notch. Very easy to set up and use. One of the more expensive ones but worth the money. I regularly hit driver into it. I can also recommend the all turf mats. I've had one of the monster tee mats for almost as long and it's still going strong.
  5. Walking & Bermuda Fairways

    +1. I carry a sand bottle on my cart and fill my divots.
  6. I received the Tour B330-Rx. I've been playing for about a year and usually play the Pro v1 (because I get them for free from a neighbor). - Durability The first thing I noticed about the Bridgestone ball was the durability. After several holes there was little sign of scuffing at all. In fact I played two rounds before I tossed it into the practice bucket. - Feel/sound Noticeable softer feel and sound, especially off the putter. - Distance My average drives are, at the longest, 240 after roll out. Not much difference on the distance from the Pro-vs but not as forgiving either. I have a small slice that shows up when I rush the swing on my drive. With the B's that slice was more dramatic. Not unusual to have the drive end up on the adjacent fairway. -Launch angle Very consistent launch angle with the B's. I usually have several that either balloon or chase the ground squirrels with the Pro-vs. The B's consistently had that nice angle up to apex and then down. Very easy to draw the ball when I needed to. - Spin Big difference was the spin. The B's hold the green and hold the line better on the putts. I could see myself playing these as my regular ball. Thanks Bridgestone.
  7. Moving my head

    I took a wiffle golf ball, tied about a 2 ft string to it and suspended it from my hat bill. I also slowed my back swing just a little which eliminated some swaying also. Another trick is to make the string long enough to suspend about 2 inches above the club shaft. If you pull your arms in or chicken wing your stroke, you hit the string.
  8. Backyard Practice Net

    I have to recommend this one for several reasons but here's the two biggest. First it's easy to set up and take down. I have a nice lawn where I practice and if I left the net up the grass would eventually die and the sprinklers would constantly soak the net, not to mention moving it to do yard work. To move/store it I just remove the back leg and lean the net against the house. Second the netting on the bottom of the net makes it easy to retrieve the balls. Just walk to the back, tip the net forward and the balls roll to the front. The target is soft material so contact from the ball is quiet. No complaints from the neighbors. I have had this net for months now and no signs of wear. I bought the 9x10. http://www.amazon.com/Callaway-Tri-Ball-Hitting-Net-10-Feet/dp/B005THTIES/ref=sr_sp-atf_image_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid;=1366467861&sr;=8-1&keywords;=callaway+tri+ball . As far as the mat I also recommend this one. Been good so far. http://www.allturfmats.com/Monster-Tee-Golf-Turf-TT3660-p/tt3660.htm
  9. Yellow cone tees

    Is this what you're looking for? http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_odkw=extra+long+golf+tees&_osacat=0&_trksid=p2045573.m570.l1313&_nkw=yellow+cone+golf+tees&_sacat=0&_from=R40
  10. Opinion on pros and cons of private club membership

    I joined the local 9 hole course. No brainer really. $500 for the year. $200 of that is credit for the range balls, free golf before 1pm, and a great practice area, for members only, including a sand bunker and a chipping area. The course is very well maintained and just a pleasure to play.
  11. I use two balls to practice. Lay three balls down in front of you. Pick up the middle ball, now aim for the ball farthest away from you. When you hit on the toe again you'll move the inside ball. Nice easy swings until you get used to it. This video helped also. http://www.videojug.com/film/golf-how-to-cure-a-slice-the-3-ball-drill#playlist-urlname=golf-stop-hitting-fat
  12. Backyard Practice Net

    I just bought the Callaway tri-ball 9x10 net and have nothing but good to say about it. The target is soft so it doesn't make a loud bang when you hit it. Another nice thing is collecting the balls is really easy. Walk around the back, tip it up and all the balls roll to the front. It's like all the other big nets in that it will blow over in the wind. I just use a bungee on the back leg and it works well. To move it I remove the back leg, leave the front leg assembled and just lean the whole net against the house. Takes only a minute to re-assemble it. Found it on sale for 120.
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