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  1. DeeBee30

    New to Shipping Clubs

    Yep - hit the range with 'em to figure out what shots they're giving you, then go have fun!
  2. DeeBee30

    New to Shipping Clubs

    Sidehatch, rentals for 1 or 2 rounds is definitely the way to go. I played Wailea and Kapalua late last year and rented from Jimmy’s Golf Club Rentals. Half the price of the on-course rentals, and he has some nice sets if you can book them in advance. I got a Titleist set: 716 AP2s, 917 D3 driver , 818 Hybrid and 917F3 3W. He also delivers and picks up from the course as long as you give a day or so lead time. Best deal on the island, and I didn’t have to drag my clubs through the airport or worry about the expense or potential damage from shipping them.
  3. I’ve got a local indoor golf place with several bays that use Foresight GC2s.The owner (an instructor) told me he sets the altitude/elevation at 1200’ above sea level because it provides results comparable to what we’d normally have mid-summer in Chicago (which sits at about 600’ above sea level).I didn’t think much of it and proceeded to hit there a couple of times and the distances indicated were pretty spot on with my typical yardages. I was feeling good about the accuracy of the GC2 until my last session where I was getting about 10% less distance on every club. I asked the (different) guy who set me up if there was something wrong with that unit, and he said no. The owner overheard us and asked the guy if he changed the elevation setting. Upon checking, the elevation was at the default sea level setting. After it was changed to 1200’, I was back to normal distances. Does it seem right that a launch monitor would need to be set at 1200’ to return the same results that are had in the real world at 600’? Also, it’s been a long time since I’ve played in Florida, but is it accurate to estimate a 10% difference in distance from sea level to 600’ above?I found this on the Titleist website, and it seems to indicate the difference shouldn’t be that much:You can calculate the distance gain you will experience (compared to sea level) by multiplying the elevation (in feet) by .00116. For example, if you're playing in Reno, at 1 mile elevation (5,280 ft.) the increase is about 6% (5,280 x .00116 = 6.1248). If you normally drive the ball 250 yards at sea level, you will likely drive it 265 yards in Reno.Any knowledgeable insight from anyone?
  4. DeeBee30

    To Join Or Not?!?!

    Curious: what’s the per-round average cost at your course, assuming there’s a guest rate. It would be interesting to understand the ratio between membership fees (assuming $500 based on your comment) and typical round cost.
  5. Working on club distances at most ranges is a losing proposition. Range balls don’t provide the same distances as game balls because (1) many ranges use limited flight balls, meaning they don’t travel the same as normal balls or (2) even non-limited range balls don’t fly the same distance as normal balls because of their construction. Use the range to work on your swing mechanics and to get an idea of your general shot directions and shapes. If you really want to start dialing in distances, I’d suggest a playing courses in off-hours so you can hit multiple shots when it’s not crowded.
  6. DeeBee30

    The 20-Hole Golf Course

    There are at least two courses in the Southwest/West Chicago area that have two practice holes. They’re set apart from the course and are for practice/warmup only, not play-through as part of a full round. They each have guidelines saying to play one ball, but it’s commonly accepted to play a few shots as long as you’re not holding up anyone. I play each each multiple times a year, along with hitting the ranges and short game areas. They get surprisingly little play, though I go exclusively during the week. I love them.
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