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Everything posted by bmartin461

  1. If I lose does the consolation prize include a pruno making kit?
  2. On sale now at Costco, $79.99 with an extra set of tags. Bundle Includes Game Golf Live and 36 Smart Tags for up to 2 Sets of Clubs Golf Game Live - Costco Enjoy!
  3. Look what showed up on my Flipboard feed this morning? Pretty cool.
  4. Product Name: Players Towel Product Type: Accessory (Golf Towel) Product Website/URL: https://www.playerstowel.com/ Cost: $24.95 Ratings (out of 5): Quality: 5 Value: 4 Effectiveness 5: Durability:5 Esthetic Appeal: 5 My Member Review For background, my previous "towel" method has always been to have the normal 12" X 18" towel handing from the accessory clip of my stand bag. I would never remove it, wash it, or even wet it during a round. I have played with a lot of people who will do this religiously, but for me, I never felt the need. When I received the Players Towel I was initially surprised by the size of it. The quality is very good, the edging is nice and the printing is sharp and rich in color. I like the waffle pattern as I feel this helps with cleaning of groves and overall ability of the towel to do its job. It is not a heavy towel so bringing it to the green is not a hassle and it's large enough to place under your putter while chipping. The only negative I have, and it is not the fault of the towel, is having it in white would not have been my first choice. Clearly this will show the most dirt and require more frequent washing than i usually do with my grey towel, but that is not a real issue. $24.99 is on the high side for a golf towel, but this is one that will last for a long time so you are paying a premium for quality, but that is aligned to my personal philosophy in life. Being able to customize it is a nice touch and I could see getting these as part of a bachelor party, annual weekend trip or milestone birthday golf celebration with buddies. Here are a few pictures of it in action, as you can see it does show the dirt, but totally understandable given it is white.
  5. Second one: Trackman Tuesday (Episode 2): Driver Loft Third one: Trackman Tuesday (Episode 3): Better Ball Striking
  6. Not sure if this is helpful or not, but Golf WRX has started a new "Trackman Tuesday" series. First one: Trackman Tuesday (Episode 1): Drive it Longer
  7. This is really impressive, I think you should be earning some kind of commission from Mevo. I am inspired by this and will probably look to purchase one once the bills from Christmas clear. I would also be open to buying anyone's 2nd hand one if they don't feel it was a good purchase. Thanks for posting, great results!
  8. Yes, I understand all of this and it's one idea I had. I know the opportunity lost concept, but a lot of the prework can be done in front of The Crown or Stranger Things, etc. Good feedback so far, that's why I posted it. I would rather have a passive income source (for obvious reasons), but those are harder to establish.
  9. It all depends of the number of units sold. Assuming I only sell for 1 hour each visit and sell 10-20 times, it's $100-200 profit for the hour. IF this was done twice a week and sustainable (which are both unknown likelihoods) then it would net $10-15K a year. Heck, I'm open to other side hustles if you have suggestions.....West Coast Mevos distributor? LOL
  10. Not sure yet, the goal would be to keep it legal/semi-legal so off property but close enough to attract the needed traffic. Toyed with the idea of handing out a one ball sample wrapped in marketing material, etc. I would not attempt on course in any way without approval, which, as you stated, I would not likely get.
  11. I see your points, however, I don't think I'm charging more than most premier re-sellers (lostgolfballs,com, golfballsdirect.com, etc) I am looking at 15 for $20, I would like to stick to a "whole" number on the price to make the transactions simple and convenient. Again, these would be impulse/convenience driven purchases. Like any model, it needs to be tested and that will be the next step. i do appreciate the feedback. Thanks for the feedback. My focus is creating a small-time side hustle as a way to get some disposable income. For that to happen, the model needs to be: simple, low hours, something I am passionate about, have the right ROI. So, I have most of that figured into this, except the ROI is untested and that will be what happens next if I decide to move forward. Low risk is part of it too.
  12. The idea would not work if I had to collect all the golf balls that were being resold, that is not a very sustainable model unless I spent 1 hour a day walking golf courses or getting scuba certified. I would be buying used and reselling at a marked up rate due to the convenience/opportunity factor. The target market are not hyper-tuned golfers who can detect the difference between new and used. The golf course I would target initially (which @Lihu knows well) has two 18 hole tracks and has a back 9 option on both. This means that most mornings, between sunrise and 60 minutes past there are 4 groups going out every 6-10 minutes, that a pretty high volume of traffic.
  13. I appreciate all the feedback and votes so far.
  14. They would come from a reputable supplier of used golf balls, most would come from water hazards, none would be refinished.
  15. I'm thinking of a side hustle where I would provide mint/near mint golf balls at a few local courses on a schedule, say once a week on Fridays as an example. This would be done in a legal/official manner and not out of my trunk on the side of the road. The golf balls would all be premium models and available in quantities of 6 or 14 (dozen plus 2 bonus). Let me know what you think. Thanks!
  16. I would be interested in reviewing, not happy with the size/function of my current towel. Thanks!
  17. That is a great course, one of my favorites. I'm surprised the starter didn't tell you about the lateral and wood chip rules, they do that with me every time I go there. The fairways are known to be very hard thus the extra role, which is a nice reward for hitting the fairways. I think their green fees are a bit high for that course, but if you can get out on their "bargain" Tuesdays, it's not terrible, plus it keeps the crowds away, not like Brookside. Brad
  18. Started with a new instructor yesterday, they have Trackman and all the automatic video setups which is pretty cool. My first lesson involved moving my feet wider apart, straightening my legs and bending over at the hips more (closer to the ball). The changes were dramatic, ball striking improved immediately. I hope I can work these changes into the game.
  19. I'll second this, Weber grill are very high quality and they back it up with a lifetime warranty that is second to none. Mine is outside 365 days a year, and not a single part has rust on it, I do cover it maybe 50% of the time, but still. Be sure you get the one you want, because you won't replace your Weber for 10-15 years at least. Did I mention I'm a fan of the Weber brand? LOL
  20. OK, cool, just thought I would eliminate that as an issue. Appreciate the responses.
  21. This one might be for @iacas or @mvmac, but open to anyone's opinion. I'm a right-handed player and on my right hand, the joint between the tip and 2nd bone was fused together because of a baseball injury when I was in little league. The result of this injury is I cannot bend it at all, say to wrap it around the grip when setting up for a shot. My question is, how much does the right trigger finger play a role in controlling any aspect of the swing? Obviously, I have compensated for it and I don’t ever think about it when I play, but a recent post showing the Ben Hogan grip made me think of it again as it clearly shows him wrapping the finger around the grip. Any thoughts?
  22. I would love to win the Speed Cart GT https://shop.sunmountain.com/Speed-Cart-GT-20119-detail.html in White-Cobalt! I have owned a Sun Mountain Speedcart for many years and love it, the design is great and it is very reliable. My oldest daughter is starting high school golf this coming fall so this would be for her, need to start them young with Sun Mountain quality!
  23. Are you all going to yell "Get in the hole" and "Bababooey" after every shot? LOL
  24. I don't think he will break 127. Can you pair him up with 3 other strangers, preferably better players? Also, would be good to get an announcer on the first team to call out names, exchange scorecards etc. I remember my first tourney, the nerves do a lot to alter your ability.
  25. You are thinking like a guy here, when women get together, time is no longer relevant. A spa day will be a full day, you won't need to worry. My recommendation to you would be to put a schedule together, so everyone is on the same page, that way you will be able to carve out the time you need for golf and let the wife know when she needs to self entertain. 7AM group breakfast 8:30 - 4:30 men are golfing (2 rounds per day right??) 6:00PM group dinner etc. etc. etc.
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