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  1. I don't think you should worry too much. Especially since the ball flight monitor showed an improvement. And the contact tape on the face also showed improvement in your strikes.

    If your swing weight needs to be adjusted, there is always lead tape. Or your club builder may be able to add weight using tungsten powder down the shaft. My builder was able to do that when needed for my irons. I believe he added the powder then placed a cork down the shaft to hold it in place. He told me my irons have a pocket in them that is made specifically for adding tungsten powder to adjust the swing weight. I'm not sure if all irons have this. This option allowed me to have progressive swing weights throughout my irons without having to use any lead tape.

  2. I have only ever lived in So Cal. So I can only speak to what your money will get you here.

    It definitely has the weather you are after and great golf. But it comes with a cost. It would probably require you to get a roommate or two to live in a relatively safe neighborhood. And your golf budget of roughly $38/week could get you on a decent course once a week depending the day you play and tee times.

    For example.... if you were living in San Diego, you can get a resident card ($25/year) and play Torrey Pines North for $42 (weekday) of $32 (weekend twilight). Most other courses that are worth playing in San Diego are going to be more expensive than this.

    Torrey Pines Golf Course Home Tee Time Reservations and Fees Course Information Tournaments and Special Events About Torrey Pines

    But.... you would be playing all year round. Just not as often as 3-4 times a week.

    By the way, if you find a place with year round golf, where you can play multiple rounds for ~$38/week, please let me know! It'll be something to keep in mind once I get closer to retirement.




  3. I've only had one push cart. Clicgear 3.5+. I've had it for about 5-6 years now. No maintenance required so far. As other's have mentioned, tons of accessories and also parts for repairs/maintenance are readily available if ever needed. I suspect I may eventually need new tires once mine are completely bald.

    No remorse. I was curious how the 4 wheel carts would work, but it sounds like they are not as stable as 3. I have the steering knob on mine.



  4. 2 hours ago, colin007 said:

    The tee time for Thursday is

    Tiger Woods, Xander Schauffele, Tony Finau -- 1:40 p.m.

    I'll be there Friday! They are on the north at 930am (local). Rory, Rickie and Adam Scott have the 920am tee time. I'll end up leap frogging every few holes to get a decent spot and watch both groups. Excited to see Rory play in person too.

    I'll probably hop over to the South once I'm done fighting the crowds following Tiger and see Snedeker/Day/Rahm followed by Rose/Horschel/Spieth. 

    And... if I can squeeze it in, I'll try to find Champ. It'll be fun to see him drive. 

    It should make for a good day!

  5. On a full length course, I always use a tee when it is allowed. 

    When on an executive course, I'm usually practicing and will typically not use a tee. I treat my tee shots as if they were approach shots on par 4's.

  6. At Torrey Pines north, I played with a woman who played as a single. I was put in her group (we were 4 singles). She's is married and her husband plays golf as well. From conversation, it seemed as though they were both retired or near retirement. She walked with a push cart. She was very nice and friendly. She hit from the forward tees while the rest of us hit from the back tees. She was proficient with hitting from a different tee from the rest of the group and was a very solid golfer too. I suspect she broke 90. When I played there again about a week later, I bumped into her again at the clubhouse and she was there as a single. I briefly spoke to her to see if we were going to be paired up, but this time she was playing the south course and I was playing the north. Very nice lady.

  7. 9 minutes ago, ChetlovesMer said:

    What do you guys think of PXG in general and their drivers specifically? 

    On their irons? I love them. I got the gen 1's for half price during their sale. Basically $175/club instead of Mizuno's offering that I was considering of $150/club. I have a blended set between the players and extreme forgiveness. They seem pretty forgiving, the feel is great and I love the look of them.

    I will hold out until their gen 1 drivers/woods go on sale, then I will consider them along with other manufacturers. I suspect they will go on sale later this year. 

  8. 1 minute ago, tonybrown32 said:

    Happy Game Golf works for you and @klineka as well, and agree post round editing doesn't take much time especially on a computer.. but is certainly more cumbersome on my mobile phone just due to the screen size..  

    I agree, editing on a phone is not good. At least in my experience. it just led to frustration. I also don't use the app on my phone while I'm playing. When I have, I usually ended up with a dead phone battery at the end of the round or the app crashed along the way. I have a Galaxy S8 plus. 

    So at this point I just edit everything on my computer and it has worked out thus far.

  9. 1 hour ago, tonybrown32 said:

    In my experience, my unit rarely had a pin location anywhere but middle green when I did my post round edit. 

    It could be that other players who use Game Golf rarely or never play your course. My home course is very busy. So the chances are high other players are also using Game Golf which usually means the pin locations are pretty much set up for me by the time I review/edit my round.

    One solution could be to stand over the hole and tag one extra putt. That will effectively tag the pin location. Then during your review/edit of the round, just move the pin to your last putt and delete the last putt on each hole.

  10. If I'm riding in a cart, I leave the covers on. If I'm walking (push cart), I take them off. This has resulted in only a few marks here and there. And the covers always go back on when transporting, storing at home, or practicing. Covers also force me to clean and dry my irons thoroughly after each round as I'm paranoid about trapping any moisture. 

    My irons are only a few months old and are my first forged set. I've found that they get dinged pretty easily so I'm glad I bought the covers. I plan to keep these irons for several years and want them to age slowly.

    When I had cast irons, I did not use covers...

  11. Over the past couple of years, I would say lower scores.

    When I think of "having fun" I think of playing with family and close friends. And I have a blast when I do. It's some of the best of times regardless of how I score. However, my old golfing crew has either lost interest, had other priorities take over their life, or no longer live close enough to play with me regularly. Out of my last 10 rounds, I've only played 2 rounds with friends/family.

    Playing mainly as a single, I would say the majority of joy I get from golf is challenging myself to improve with lower scores. The better I shoot, the more enjoyable golf is.

    I don' t play as often as I'd like. Maybe once a month. Twice if I'm lucky. This makes me always anxious to play. My anxiousness is driven by me wanting best my prior score regardless of whether I'm coming off a bad round or a great round. In between rounds I practice at minimum twice a week and will often have a lesson or two. Both efforts bring me joy, but again, that joy is driven by trying to become a better player.

    I think if I had a regular group to play with again, my answer might change to "having fun". I also think my scores would take a hit due to the alcohol! 🙂

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