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  1. I'm thinking this will be a very productive winter for me. I just signed up for Winter league at my local indoor facility. With that I get 9 holes of "League golf" with unlimited warmup time. and an hour practice any other day of the week. I will be using the Superspeed both in my league warmup and on my practice day. Right now, my driver speed sits pretty consistently between 104-107. Really hoping to add 5 mph this winter. 109-112 would make a pretty big difference. (don't get me wrong, getting it out there 270 is nice, but I would find a lot more wedges in my hands and, moreso, have a chance at a lot more par 5 greens in two if I could touch 300 every now and then.) Additionally, I just ordered a 24 foot putting mat for my basement. If I can get good use out of that all winter, I really think I can dial in lag put and chipping distances, which could shave a few strokes per round.
  2. Off topic, but under no circumstance or reasonable argument could anyone suggest that Mario Lemiux is better than Wayne Gretzky. That’s just silliness. sure, Mario lemiux was extremely talented. But even if you’re going to omit longevity, lemieux’s best single 199 point season was not as good as Gretzky’s best. Or second best. Or 3rd best. Or 4th best. in the wide open early 80s Wayne exploited that space and time in ways no one had ever seen. Or could comprehend. In the 90s as the players got bigger and closed down the ice, Wayne still adapted and Was absurdly dominant. Old, tiny, and not fast, and could still completely control space, possession, and the pace of the game. your only real chance of an argument would be to suggest that Mario was better than Gretzky in the ‘88-‘89 season, but even that would be debatable. keep that junk outta here. Jack has a way better argument for being tiger than that nonsense.
  3. not that I'm all that low of a handicap, but I do have a pretty nice looking ball flight, so I get this question alot. But, typically, my response to "what did I do wrong" is "so many, many things" "But, if you want to hang out on the range after the round or another day, I'd be happy to show you one or two of them.." this helps people to get the general understanding that it's not that I don't want to help you. It's just that it's not getting fixed by the next swing.
  4. fortunately, as it turns out, course was in great shape. never even came across a bad lie in the fairway.
  5. Today is 65 degrees in minnesota. However, it snowed last week. I’m playing golf today, and I’m pretty sure it will be my last round of the year. I will enjoy it. And, thus, the chances that I play a ball out of a bad lie in the fairway are 0%.
  6. I have the screw ins... Had my Driver fall off once, and lost it. that was annoying. Solved the problem by wrapping the grip/sensor connection with a piece of hockey tape. I've actually come to really enjoy the stickiness of the hockey tape at the end of my grip.
  7. crank that loft up to 10.5. it'll be more forgiving, and you may even gain a bit of distance, depending on your current launch trajectory.
  8. I do it all the time in the fairway. on casual rounds anyways. In a divot? pop that thing right out of there. in souply muck after a rain? lift, clean, and place. anywhere but the fairway, I don't touch it. but, fairway lies aren't meant to be penalizing. we play pretty nice courses, so rarely is there an issue. but, when there is, I roll it. As do my playing partners.
  9. I said 7-9 which seems accurate. I absolutely flush 5-6 drivers per round (around max distance), right down the pipe. then usually I'll get a couple 7 or 8 irons just right.
  10. not just that... but, have you watched those long drive competitions? They very infrequently hit what would be the fairway. and some times they'll hook or slice one what would be 3 fairways over. A great driver does not just Drive the ball far. It's how far can you drive it accurately. I bet they lose 60+ years of distance if they have to remain accurate. well, you take 60+ yards off of a 380 guy, you've got someone that tops out at 320. or, nothing too special on the PGA tour. Rory constantly hits the ball that long and also excels to a professional level at every other aspect of the game. Even if they could be accurate enough at 350, PGA players make up so many more strokes on the other parts of the game that the extra 20-30 yards would not be close to enough to overcome.
  11. umm... the same way I deal with all bunker conditions. Swing hard and pray.
  12. I once heard that there are 20,000 courses in the US.. (I think on this site somewhere).. so that is 360,000 in the US alone. probably fair to assume that nearly half the courses are here. So I'll say... 750.000
  13. I’ve actually found that using these to work on speed eliminates some wasted motion and actually makes your swing more consistent. 2-for-1 deal.
  14. Well, broke 80 yesterday. Shot a 76, but I’m not sure it counts. Dwan Golf Club - Bloomington, MN Par 68 - 5,485 yds - 66.1/119 short course. Only 2 par 5s. still.. played pretty well, though.
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