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  1. Welcome to TST from a fellow mid-Michigan retiree. Check out the Michigan club.
  2. I usually wear a glove unless I'm putting. This past weekend when it was raining all of the time, I only wore it on full shots.
  3. If it bothered me, they must be real close. Not much bothers me when I play golf (except slow play) and this definitely would not.
  4. I never really gave it much thought. I do realize they advertise more than most of the others but do Burger King or Amazon. I never thought of them as arrogant. I have Taylormade irons but not because of their advertising. I let the fitting numbers dictate my choices.
  5. Born June 16th. His birthday changes every year.
  6. I just spent three days up in Lewiston, MI at Garland Resort. It rained every day. On Saturday we played a course called Swampfire. The water was so deep that they had to have a temporary bridge on the cartpath. We pushed water on other cartpaths that were as high as the floorboard of the cart. I'm sure if it wasn't such a large group and being prepaid, the course would have been closed. Flooding is everywhere but I heard a meteorologist this morning say we have not had as much rain this year as last year, just more frequent. (Michigan)
  7. The video, I use as a refresher. Take the class.
  8. The pros only make 50% from 8 feet. It may be your expectations are too high. I completely agree with the previous responses, learn Aimpoint, you'll thank us later, promise!
  9. No. 1: The Orchards Golf Club, Washington Buy Photo The 11th hole at The Orchards Golf Club in Washington Township. (Photo: David P. Gilkey, Detroit Free Press) This Robert Trent Jones Jr. course on 525 acres of apple orchards remains a masterpiece since it opened in 1993. The Orchards is as true a test of golf as you will find, with so much variety that all 14 clubs will be dirty by the end of your round. The course offers elevation, subtle greens and a staff that provides impeccable service. The Orchards likes to bill itself as “your club for the day,” and it feels that way from the minute an attendant greets you in the parking lot. Bonus points for being able to see the Detroit skyline 40 miles away when you stand on the first tee on a clear day. Related: Ranking Michigan's top 10 vacation golf courses for 2018 No. 2: Shepherd’s Hollow Golf Club, Clarkston If you say Shepherd’s Hollow to someone who knows the course, they’re certain to invoke the “it feels like Up North” mantra this track inspires. You’re just an hour outside of Detroit, yet it feels like you’ve traveled through a wormhole to the secluded sanctuary of our northern hinterland on 27 holes Arthur Hills coaxed out of 350 acres of elevated, rolling, wooded golf majesty. As a bonus, the clubhouse — with its French doors, white coffered ceiling and charming veranda — might be the finest of any public course in the country. No. 3: Greystone Golf Club and Banquet Center, Washington Jerry Matthews’ design is superb, fun and challenging test. The highlight is the 16th, 17th and 18th holes that wrap around a water-filled quarry and comprise what likely are the best three finishing holes on a public course in Michigan. No. 4: WestWynd Golf Course, Oakland Twp. The first of our two new entries this year makes a strong debut, and it deserves its top-five ranking. No two holes feel the same on this course that offers plenty of elevation and gorgeous rugged bunkering that inspire your secret wish to wear a kilt. The course is in great shape and requires you to often consider your club selection. The greens are huge, multi-tiered and subtle. But you’ll mostly be impressed with the course’s level of detail and service. An attendant will snatch your bag in the parking lot, rangers patrol frequently and a refreshment cart is available weekday mornings. There’s also a subtle elegance to the course. Cart paths consist entirely of brick pavers, you’ll spot a little rock-formation stream on the third hole and a flower bed adorns a walk to a par-three green. The only thing holding WestWynd back is the absence of a driving range, a major flaw for an elite course. No. 5: Lyon Oaks Golf Club, Wixom Lyon Oaks golf course in Wixom. (Photo: Oakland County Parks and Recreation) Lyon Oaks remains the jewel of the five courses run by Oakland County and offers a stunning setting among a hardwood forest and wetlands. The course is usually in great shape and the greens roll fast and true. It’s a tough but fair test of golf. But be mindful of the wind, which can turn Lyon Oaks into a growling beast. No. 6: Lakes of Taylor Golf Club, Taylor The residents of Taylor should count themselves lucky for being allowed to enjoy this magnificent municipal course for the humble peak rate of $45. The 7,028-yard layout has tons of variety, beautiful bunkering, a cool stadium hole on the first tee and a picturesque 18th hole that’s radiant at sunset. No. 7: Coyote Preserve Golf Club, Fenton The Arnold Palmer signature course is as beautiful as it is immaculate and challenging. The rugged bunkering and massive greens are wonderful. The 220-yard 17th hole is one of the best par threes in Michigan — bar none. It’s almost all carry over water to a green fronted by boulders. Sure, you can bail out to the left. But did you really come to Coyote Preserve to bail out? No. 8: Pine Trace Golf Club, Rochester Hills It doesn’t get the respect or accolades of Shepherd’s Hollow, its sister course. But Pine Trace is a perfect blend of bucolic wonderland and demanding golf. The seclusion and elevation of some interior holes even give this course — wait for it — an Up North feel. The final three holes are a subtle masterpiece. No. 9: Stonebridge Golf Club, Ann Arbor No. 4 hole at Stonebridge Golf Club in Ann Arbor. (Photo: Photos courtesy of Stonebridge Golf Club.) Our second new entry has enjoyed a sterling reputation among locals since it opened in 1991. Nested within an upscale community, this Arthur Hills course isn’t easy to see or get to. But once you arrive, you feel like you’ve discovered a great secret. The condition of the course is impeccable and the immaculate greens are fun and fair. What the course lacks in elevation in makes up for in playability. It’s also quite pretty. Look for swans on the large pond off the 17th fairway. Stonebridge gets bonus points for the state-of-the-art GPS touchscreens in its carts that offer distances for drives, layups and approaches, as well as on-screen tournament scoring. No. 10: Moose Ridge Golf Course, South Lyon From the minute you step into the Montana-style lodge, you’ll feel like you’re playing golf at a special place. A stuffed 10-foot-tall Alaskan brown bear greets you inside the clubhouse, which is adorned with a floor-to-ceiling stone fireplace and other mounted trophies. The pastoral setting is a beauty, but the golf course is a beast. Tough but fair, Moose Ridge’s slopes, swales and prodigious length — the fourth hole is 630 yards — make it a daunting delight.
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