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Grass Destruction

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  1. Zander - Hail fellow Minnesotan! I have bought Rmotion about this time last year and think it's a nice tool for the money, especially for us Northerners who only get to play half of the year. This is kinda long but here's my take on it: Cons: My biggest complaint is that the driving range won't keep a record of previous shots. For example: If you go to GG or 2ndSwing and hit a bunch of shots in their simulator, you get to see a chart with the all the stats from each swing. Rmotion doesn't do that at all. It will show you the results of each swing but once you make another swing, those stats are gone. The software can't be installed on just any old PC. Check the required specs or you will not be happy with the golf simulator games. The clips for the sensor easy to put on but will get snagged when you put them in/out of your bag. I usually just lean the club up against the wall in my garage until I use it. Pro/Con This is both a good and bad thing (in my opinion) - To get an accurate reading, you HAVE to set the club head square to your target. Their software uses this 'starting point/angle' to calculate how the ball flies. Let's say you have a tendency to setup with the club hooded (aka closed face) to guard against a slice. The software assumes you're lined up straight down the fairway so you will get some wonky ball flight stats. In this example, it would show the ball slicing every time. So you're forced to setup square to get good results. Which is what we're supposed to be doing anyways so that's why it's a good thing I guess. Foot Wedge has it right in that the software has to make some assumptions for ball strike but it's pretty close in my experience. Pros: Super easy to use. Just move the sensor from one club to another and tell the software what club you're swinging. Fairly accurate distances and flight (assuming you have taken the time to setup the specs of your clubs - loft, length from the sensor to the ground, etc) If you install the software on a PC, the golf simulator 'games' can be kinda fun to play. The phone app is pretty nice. I hadn't thought about using it at a dome. I have everything setup in my garage but I can see how that would be a big plus for golfers without a garage or the room to swing a club at home. I'm on the north side of 50 now and this really helps me keep my golf muscles in shape over winter. 2 years ago I went to Orlando with friends for a week long golf trip. After the 1st day, my back hurt so bad that I could hardly play the rest of the week. After using Rmotion last winter, this year's Orlando trip was a piece of cake! No back pain at all 'cause I made sure to 'play' a couple of times each week all winter long. Overall, it's good value for your money based on what you get. It's sort of like Optishot but easier to use. I don't know if I'd buy it just to replace going to a dome. But if you can find room to use it at home or in the garage, then I think it's well worth it.
  2. I've been taking lessons from GolfTec this year too. The gear they strap onto you (shoulder harness and waist) can take a bit to get used to but it's not bad. I met my goal this year by lowering my handicap by almost 2 strokes from 10.5 to 8.6 so I'm happy. I liked the way my instructor had me fixing one thing at a time in my swing. First we got rid of swaying and concentrated on making a good turn instead. Then it was onto the next phase. Very similar to the 5 keys I think.
  3. You might want to check into the TS1 or TS2 by Maltby. They are very similar to TM's P790. I assembled the 5-PW and love them. They are about 5 yards longer than my previous set (Mizuno JPX 850s). Hope this helps!
  4. We have league at a course with really hard sand and I usually play it like a chip shot from a tight fairway lie. Ball back in my stance, slightly open stance to the ball. HTH!
  5. Well I survived! We teed off at 6:50 AM and finished around 7 PM. The weather was much nicer this time and I even managed to get a 'closest to pin'! I accomplished my goal of beating last years total score (477) by shooting 451 and even broke 80 one round. As a group we raised over $39000 this year! In the four years we've done this, we've raised over $100K! Hey @iacas, is there an award for 100 holes in a day? 😄
  6. Hi all - Once again I'll be golfing 100 holes tomorrow (9/12). The weather looks to be fantastic. I want to get to about 460 and beat last year's total of 477. This is a week later than last year so we won't have as much daylight here in Minneapolis but I think we'll be OK. 😄
  7. I bought the F8 this spring and love it. Off-center shots don't hurt you as much and it has a nice solid sound when struck. I initially got it with a stock regular shaft (Mitsubishi - Bassara E-Series 42) but recently had a chance to test it with a stiff shaft (Aldila NV-65S) and it really lowered the ball flight to a more reasonable angle (15* vs 18*) and lower spin rate. HTH!
  8. I think you could compare the depth of the hosels to determine if any adjustments need to be made.
  9. Driver, 4h, 8i, putter. I should try this some time. I know my men's club has done '3 club' events but I haven't had a chance to enter one yet. If it was only 3 clubs, I think I'd take the putter out and use either the driver or 4h for putts.
  10. Shindig - Would something like this hitting net work for you? https://amzn.to/2xPy0cw I use a Rukket hitting net in my garage, but at 10 ft wide I think it's too big for your room. The Net Return is only 8 feet wide I believe.
  11. Great idea with the tape on the hitting mat. I'll do that and make another video in a week or so.
  12. Thanks for the analysis! I'll work on those things and post a high speed video next time.
  13. So if the rebel fleet could jump to light speed to destroy a ship, why didn't they do that to destroy the Death Star any time they wanted in the first trilogy??
  14. I've been Playing Golf for: 25+ years My current handicap index or average score is: 10.5 hdcp My typical ball flight is: mid height draw The shot I hate or the "miss" I'm trying to reduce/eliminate is: push Now that winter is here I've moved some things around in the garage, added a heater and am ready to do some practicing. I'm usually a fairly straight hitter but sometimes push it to the right. I'd love to increase my swing speed and get more distance out of all my clubs. All thoughts on my swing are welcome! Videos:
  15. I bought the Rukket Haack Golf Net off Amazon this spring so I could start to get in 'golf shape' early. I really like it. It's easy to assemble/disassemble, the net is well made, the base is heavy enough that it can't tip over easily and the ball will roll back to you (I use it in my garage with a hitting mat).
  16. We don't have anyone quite THAT bad but there is one older gentleman that most golfers don't want to be paired with. His signature move is to throw his club if the shot is even a bit offline. The best retort to one of his temper tantrums that I heard was "Hey XXXX, you're not that good of a golfer to get that mad!" It's my latest favorite saying to anyone that gets mad at their shot (myself included)!
  17. Well I survived and was able to get 100 holes completed in 12 hours. It was really windy but at least it didn't rain. One par 3 (180 yards) was straight into the 20 mph wind, and no matter what I did, I could not get the ball on the green. If you hit a low shot, you either ended up short in the bunkers or you'd go over the green to the back slope. If you hit it higher, then the wind grabbed it and put you in the other bunkers. Bogey was the best I could do all day. The important part is that 28 golfers raised over $21,000 for United Way and everyone had a good time. I tallied up my 'best' score for each hole and I ended up shooting an even 72 (3 birdies, 3 bogeys). My grand total score for 100 holes was 477. Needless to say, I'm a little sore today but not as bad as you'd think. More mentally exhausted than anything.
  18. Ha! 54 holes walking is more than I could take! I walk 18 regularly but that's enough. In this event, each golfer has their own cart and it has built-in GPS that shows the yardage to the pin and even where the other carts in the area are so you know if you have to wait before playing your shot. It's pretty hilly and there are some blind tee shots so that's a big help to keep up the pace of play.
  19. The day after Labor Day I'm going to try to play 100 holes in one day. I've done this the previous 2 years and its basically a golf marathon (but it's worth it). It's a charity event for United Way that my company is sponsoring. Everyone gets their own cart and there are 2 golfers per hole (the course is closed to everyone except those of us doing the charity event). We will have about 13 hrs of daylight so that means I need to average just under 8 minutes/hole! The first year we got 100 holes in but we finished in the dark. Last year we had a 45 minute rain delay and then it was cart path only, so I only completed 90 holes before it was too dark to play. Wish me luck!
  20. I just stumbled across a new golf ball site today that will sell a sleeve as a 'trial'. Cutgolfco.com has 3 types of balls available (4 piece, 3 and 2 piece). I just ordered a sleeve of their 4 piece ball to test for $6.50. A dozen is only $19.95 so I hope I like them! BTW - I am not associated with them in any way.
  21. Hireko Golf is another component website that has comparable prices (hirekogolf.com).
  22. I'm the same way. I know if I'm having a good or bad round. And if it's a match play format I make sure to know where my/our score is relative to the other person/team. But if a playing partner is keeping score and asks me at the turn if they have the correct score, 90% of the time I have to go over it in my head before I can answer. I find using the app 'The Grint' is helpful in those situations cause I can just click on 'view scorecard' and verify the score for them.
  23. Saturday at Monticello CC for Sr MPGA tournament. Hole #7 is closest to pin (152 yards I think?), used my 7 iron (and a lucky bounce) to 1 foot 3.5 inches. Won $50 for it. Best shot of the weekend for me. Finished middle of the pack in 1st flight on Sunday.
  24. I agree that a scramble sounds best in your situation. If you're handing out any prizes, then I suggest doing a random draw so every team still has a chance to win something. So maybe 1st and 2nd get a prize and then draw for any other prizes.
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