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  1. As far as two per cart, it will return once COVID.19 data gets analyzed and a vaccine emerges. One would hope testing becomes more available so the health care people can better classify people as per their risk (to and from) COVID.19. Lots of posters have talked about the benefits of walking over riding, and the problems on spread-out courses where it can be 500 yards from last green to next tee. So, no comments from me on this. One influence on cart culture might be an upswing in the use of Golfboards. These are those two-wheeled, single-golfer battery operated "golf surf boards" that emerged a few years back. The weight pressure of the tires causes 30% less stress on the turf as two-person riding carts, and a familiar golfer can play 18 in about 2.5 hours on one of these. As of now, purchase costs for a GolfBoard is around $6,000; this is about what you would pay for a new, low-end two-person riding cart. Golfboard web site talks about how popular the devices are. But, I have yet to see any at courses in eastern Missouri-western Illinois "Gateway PGA" zone.
  2. Thinking back a couple of years... What if you went with a Tour Edge CBX or CBX.119 hybrid in 19* or 20*? Would this be an alternative to the 2i/3i standoff? Depending on the course you could go Charlie Beljan (no 3W), or go 3W + CBX hybrid. Or, just go out and play golf... I remember how hard it was to get you to Sweet 16! And, the best to Alina and you.
  3. Last year at a scramble, I saw a 20-something playing Ping Eye2 irons. Leave well-enough alone! Play them as is.
  4. Here's a note on shafts you mentioned. For years, the default stock True Temper "Wedge Flex" shafts have been variations on the DG S300. Sometimes, the Wedge Flex was as softstepped S300. Here is a 2012 clip from the Vokey SM4 wedges: The softstepping gave a little extra spin on partial shots. The Callaway MD4 and MD5 wedges offer the DG 115 Tour Issue S200 shaft, 15 grams lighter than most of the wedge flexes. (MD5 offers Catalyst and Recoil shafts also). A "variation on a theme" was the Cleveland TRAction (tour reflex action) shaft. It was about 120 grams, and had a heavy butt (low launch) and soft tip (extra spin). TRAction appeared about 2010, being used in the CG10 through CG16 wedge models. The TT Spinner Flex, which arrived in 2011 with the in-shaft kink, had similar dynamics.
  5. Dump the 2i and keep the 3i. To get extra distance, hit a draw with 3i (you can hit it both ways). And dump 3W for 4W. The 4W is more versatile... can you hit it off the tee if needed? You were Mr. 4W in your Tour Edge days... ================= And, what is the deal with the PW and AW? The AW goes almost as far, even through it's 5 degrees more loft? Is the PW damaged? What is the distance gap among the wedges? ================ New business: Is you daughter old enough to play golf yet?
  6. Ping tinkered with stronger lofts in the 1980s. Stronger lofts emerged in the 1980s with Ping when Karsten started producing perimeter-weighted irons: the good news was they got the ball up a lot better than blades of the era. The bad news was they flew about a half-club shorter than the blades. Sensing that golfers didn't want to hit the ball shorter, Ping strengthened the iron lofts about 2 degrees to hold the line against distance loss. But golf marketing went overboard on this, and started the arms race toward the 200-yd. 7 iron. The last few years, clubhead designs with polymer inserts and flexing faces that launch the ball higher link to stronger lofts, again, to maximize both launch angle and distance.
  7. Best thing to do would be go for a fitting. See what the numbers say, and how each feels to you. I hope my sig line doesn't seem confusing. For the past few years, I have been playing both Callaway and Tour Edge. My last three drivers have been Callaways. The past two seasons, the Exotics XRails and the Callaway Alpha 815s have been competing for the FW slots. And, my last iron set before the Exotics CB Pro Tungstens were Calla X20 Tours. Although I really like the Callaway wedges now in my bag, somehow I have an Exotics 46, 50 and 58 leaning against the wall at home.
  8. No. The QB pairing is a curious mix: #10 Ta'Amu Jordan (6-2 | 221 lbs). from U. of Mississippi (Ole' Miss) #4 Nick Fitzgerald (6-5 | 227 lbs.) from Mississippi State The two started against each other twice in their annual Egg Bowl. In 2017, Fitzgerald went down with a leg injury in the first quarter, and Jordan hit for two long TB passes in the second half to spark a 31-28 upset of 16th ranked MS State. In 2018, Fitzgerald and crew struck back for a 35-3 trouncing of Ole' Miss. Styles: In 2018, Fitzgerald passed for 1767 yards (51% completion) for 16 TD and 9 Ints. Also rushed for 1121 yards and 13 TD, 5.1 YPC average. In 2018, Jordan passed for 3918 yards (62% completions) for 19 TD and 8 Int. / Also rushed for 342 yards and 6 TD, a 2.9 YPC average. ================ This year Jordan has been a better rusher than in college, and is a solid overall QB. Fitzgerald comes in on short yardage, either pounding it ahead or flipping a play-action from the Wildcat. Curiously, the BattleHawks offense reminds me of an SEC team: Power running and zone reads, mixed with play-action and screen passes. In case you're wondering... I'm a Mizzou Tiger fan!
  9. Went to the St. Louis BattleHawks XFL home opener on Sunday. Among the things you can't bring into the stadium: air horns and selfie sticks. (BattleHawks defeated NY Guardians 29-9!!!).
  10. lefty, Are you trying to convince me or yourself? I have a slight potassium deficiency, and without some sports drink at the turn, I tend to get crampy on the back nine. I draw upon 50 years of golfing and caddying for my statement. (After a multi-decade layoff from caddying, I caddied at a hot summer LPGA tournament in 2017). If you want water only, go for it. Just stay out of my way when I snag a bottle of PowerAde from the passing beverage cart.
  11. MyGolfSpy has an interesting piece on Tommy Armour golf clubs. It covers before, during, and after the 845 irons surge of 1987-1994, and recent efforts of Dick's to return it to respectable brand status. The Story of an Icon: The Tommy Armour 845s | MyGolfSpy The original Tommy Armour 845s was the ulimate one-hot wonder. It was a household name, but ultimately led to Tommy Armour's demise.
  12. I drink extra water the night before, and take a potassium pill in AM. If it's a two-day tournament, I drink no alcohol between rounds. On course, I start off with water from my blue reusable bottle. On the back, I drink some GatorAde or PowerAde, and eat a Cliff bar at the turn. Without the sports drink, I risk getting crampy in legs and forearms. Don't tell me to eat bananas, they give me an upset stomach. And, your framing of golf as not strenuous exercise is highly misleading. It may not be as strenuous as weightlifting, but it is sustained exercise over several hours. I work with a marathon runner, and he says athletes need electrolyte replenishment for sustained exercise over two hours, as sustained water-only flushes electrolytes from system and can lead to cramps.
  13. I have heard of some courses requiring people to wear closed shoes out of risk management. Wearing shoes supposedly protects people from fertilizer burns or absorption of chemicals if the foot has a cut.
  14. I went with single focal-length (distance) polarized lenses. My first set was basic tinted which didn't always work well. I had times on cloudy, rainy days or early evening in summer when I had trouble seeing the last few holes. Polarized adjust, basic tint doesn't.
  15. You are correct, Shindig! The online ad mentions (Headcover included) for the D, FW and H.
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