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  1. You might also want to check out the Snell MTB line, the Black with a bit less spin for shorter irons, the X for a little more in the short irons. I switched from ProV1 a few years ago, I basically couldn't tell the difference.
  2. How many of us really need more spin? A few need more backspin, but almost nobody needs more sidespin. I believe I'll pass.
  3. Congratulations to all the winners for all you've done over the past year.
  4. I wouldn't second-guess your personal decision, but there are times when Cart Path Only is exactly the right choice for a club/course to make. I'd rather do the extra walking than allow carts to make ruts and other damage all over the course. I know from personal experience that even the most observant drivers will occasionally drive a cart into a bad spot. And beyond that, I'd rather walk most times, and particularly when its CPO. But I'd almost always prefer to play golf than to drive to the course and go back home without playing.
  5. Its interesting that at some of the more exclusive clubs in the US, trolleys are looked down on. Somehow they're not "proper golf". But go to the most exclusive clubs in Scotland, and the vast majority of the members are using trolleys, and by now a large percentage of them are using the motorized variety.
  6. These remind me of a ball from the 80s (I think). The Wilson ProStaff had "truncated cone" dimples, with flat bottoms. I thought they were hexagonal shaped, but a quick Google search indicates that was a different ball. Still, there have been lots of dimple shapes over the years. To answer the original question, I have yet to see Bridgestone's newest idea.
  7. When I was at MidPines in NC I saw they have Finn Scooters (or something really similar) for rent. I didn't take one, but they looked like a lot of fun: About Finn Finn Cycles are single rider electric golf carts that are sporty, invigorating and encourage ready golf. Get your Personal Golf Machine now!
  8. I guess when you KNOW you're missing the cut, might as well try something new. But was putting really his problem? Averaging 29 putts per 18 holes isn't awful in itself, but its possible he hadn't made anything over a couple feet.
  9. But that has been the rule in the LPGA since late 2010, more than 10 years. The NCAA already allows transgender players to compete in women's sports, with some stipulations. I don't see the Executive Order as changing much of what goes on in women's golf.
  10. How big do you think this trend is? What big step just happened? I honestly don't see a trend, but perhaps I've missed something.
  11. I don't think I would enjoy it more, I enjoy trying to score, I enjoy putting pressure on myself and then dealing with it, I enjoy competing in golf. I do enjoy practice as well, but its a different kind of enjoyment. Besides that, even at my lightly played private club I'm very seldom there at a time when I can practice in the way you described.
  12. Not quite correct. 100% (1 up to 1 horizontal) is 45 degrees, 90 degrees is "infinite" in percent terms. The tangent of 1 degree is 0.0175, so 1.75%. 2 degrees is 3.49%, 3 degrees is 5.2%. Even in those near-horizontal situations, its not linear, and its certainly not 100% correlating to 90 degrees. But no matter the actual correlations, if you're going to learn Aimpoint, and Aimpoint uses degrees of slope, I'd recommend buying a level that reads in percent, especially at 1/3 the cost.
  13. One thing about that, beyond the price, is that it doesn't read in percent, which is what the Aimpoint system uses.
  14. For better or worse, this is entertainment, like all sports. What the players "deserve" is some fair percentage of the revenue from all sources, which I imagine is primarily from TV rights, tournament sponsorships, and, to a smaller extent, physical attendance. TV rights are directly related to what the broadcaster can get for the advertising, which relates to viewership. Until the viewership for the LPGA gets close to that of the PGA, the purses for the players won't be close. I have a hard time believing this will happen in my lifetime. This isn't to say that the players work less h
  15. I just looked quickly at Amazon, saw one for $35, I think. Check out your neighbors' garages, you might be able to borrow one. For me, once I got fairly competent, I don't feel like I needed to do much more training that way. You can kind of calibrate your feel on the practice green by making a read and then watching the ball turn.
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