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  1. Walk with a push cart. Should be mandatory for every one that is able. I gotta laugh at those 20 somethings looking all cool while loading up the cart. I used to be a caddie and learned to love walking the course. Decided early on though that I would never carry my own bag. I do remember the days of caddying 2 bags for a loop. I do not miss them.
  2. 2012's Callaway Razr-X Black driver. For some reason I hit this longer and straighter than the driver I was fitted for. Also sometimes just for kicks an old 1987 blade putter I bought new for $25.00. It has since been replaced with a Ping Anser2 blade but every now and again.
  3. That is my bags make up. Driver, 3W, 20 & 23 degree hybrid, 5-PW, Vokey 50, 54 and 58 wedges and a putter.
  4. I use a bucket of water. 4 irons go in the bucket and soak while I brush the face and bottom of the first club. I use a plastic bristle brush I picked up at the hardware store. I am sure a simple tooth brush would also work just fine. I then dip the club back into the water to rinse. I then use a spare golf towel to dry them off and put back in the golf bag. Once the wedges and irons are done I do the same process for the hybrids, 3 wood and driver except those are done one at a time and a dipped several times into the water. Since they are hollow I don't leave them submerged in the water. It all seems to work just fine for me. Regarding the original posters concern with his R7. I would think that the club would be made to be around the same amount of water that it would run into on a typical golf course on a rainy day. I would not submerge in water, but would pick up a spray bottle to spritz it with water and otherwise clean it as I described with a brush and rinse.
  5. Ping Irons Titleist Wedges 50 F12, 54 S10, 58 M08 Ping Anser 2 blade putter. Love that thing.
  6. Having been in a similar spot l would suggest that you go with the Apex, ping i210 or Titleist AP3 assuming you are dedicated to the new sport and you can afford them. Get fitted if possible. There is something to be said for going up a club and learning to hit it vs. Going with the GI or SGI learning to play with the "help" those clubs provide. But let the numbers and resulting data drive the decision. Also nothing wrong buying a used set or last year's closeout model and taking the savings and investing more lessons. Strive to be better is my mantra. Good Luck with your choice. Let us know how it works out for you.
  7. Well I did not support this change when I first heard about. Putting is a strong part of my game. I felt this rule change might give my poorer competition a leg up as they would sink more putts (per the data you should) and I would loose my advantage. I also had concerns with player A wanting in and player B wants it out. I could just image pulling and placing it back. Well so far I have played 2 rounds with the new rules. With this rather limited sample it seems like this is how it is going to work out for us regular Joe's. Every one will leave it in for the longer lag putts but once you get somewhat close (say inside 15-20 feet) it gets pulled and remains out the rest of the hole. I have also enjoyed having the flag in longer when the group ahead is on the green and I am waiting for my approach shot. I can Laser the flag and get club selection outta the way while they finish putts and am ready to go as soon as they clear. Also full disclosure I did have the pin pulled on 1 long putt due to the wind blowing the flag stick so that it appeared to be at an angle the would have prevented the ball from dropping. So far no issues with this one.
  8. I have seen this several times and it is always annoying. You can hear the music when you are on the tee and they pull up to their green. Why they feel the need to share their country/rap/pop/rock music with everyone is beyond me. I am okay if it part of some outing or fund raiser but other than that. It seemed to become a thing last year.
  9. I do have one. Have not used it or carried it in years though. Better than air counting like my partner does .
  10. I assume by "Place a ball in the hole" you mean the hole in the yard stick that is used to hang it up on your work bench. This would be to practice starting the ball on line. No pushes or pulls.
  11. So reading through the 65/20/15 Practice Ratios: Where to Devote Your Practice Time thread in Swing Thoughts, I thought it might be a good idea to list some quality practice drills. For instance, I actually combine some short game and putting drills by taking 3-5 balls and chip or pitch to a green, and then go to green and make the putts. This is random practice and I go through my pre-shot routine for each shot. I am looking to basically get up and down. Much better than bagging away with a bucket of balls into a practice green where you get so many balls up there that it becomes a ping pong fest and you never see the true result of your shot. Another drill I do on the putting green is a dime drill. Basically here I take 3 balls and start with a 6-8 foot up hill putt and then again in the 20 foot range. I then make my read and place the dime on the line about 24 inches in front of the ball. The idea is to have the ball roll over the dime > I started it on my line. Now I am working on starting the ball on the line of read first and pace second and read third. If my read is wrong based on the result of the 3 putts I will move the dime and begin again. Once I have worked the up hill putts, I then move to a right to left break putt, then left to right and finally down hill. Does anyone have some quality full swing practice drills that they care to share? I need to plug a leak in my game regarding iron accuracy to the green as I only seem to get 4-5 GIR per round.
  12. I open the club face, align it to the target, then set my feet open. I also focus on a spot an inch or 2 behind the ball. Weight is on forward leg and stays there. Club shaft nuetral. Pops out the ball out.
  13. Ugh....this again. Just pony up for new wedges already
  14. MGN, I switched over to spikeless at the beginning of last season last April here in Wisconsin. I picked up a pair of Skechers for less than $75.00 at Golf Smith. These are the first Skechers I have ever purchased so I was worried about the brand despite Mr Kuchar's endorsement. They are a great style being bright blue and grey. Sure beat the white saddle shoe look that is so common. I was worried that I would have issues with slipping on wet grass or steep inclines. I have found that these worries were much ado about nothing. They have great traction. I was also worried that they would not hold up as I walk almost every round I play. They are still comfortable and I have no plans to replace them going into this season. A clear advantage is being able to drive home in them. I did that a couple of times without even realizing it. While I never wore them to the course, you could. Great shoe!
  15. I think Bernard would be wise to just use a conventional lenght putter to remove all doubt and question. However, the USGA is standing behind him that he is not breaking the rules.
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