2021 Golf Thread

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Looking to get my dad a retirement gift and he wants a motorized pull cart for his bag. Can anyone give me a recommendation on which model to go with?
We (my sibs and I) chipped in and got my dad an early father's day gift last year: He loved this.


With it, he can go out and still walk 18 at age 73 while using this, which is PCP loves. (He also finally relented and started playing the senior tees... which brought some enjoyment back into the rounds as well) . I think he rode 4 or so times all of last year (out of maybe 20 rounds played), and those were on the 90*/90% humidity type days.
 

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If Colorado is worse than NE, then I never want to move to Colorado.

Living in the Midwest was a golfers dream.
There just aren't very many clubs and the good ones are in the $50-100k down and $650-$1000/mo range. There is one that I know that's reasonable ($8k down/~$500/mo), but for me it would be a nightmare to get there during the week. Within a 30 minute drive of my house (downtown Denver is 15 minutes) there are maybe 5 or 6 clubs and the cheapest is around $50k down last time I asked, which was 6 years ago.

“Reasonable” is on a sliding scale too. I meant reasonable for Mass prices, may not be reasonable elsewhere.

Additionally, the public golf here stinks compared to elsewhere. Although I’m golfing in January so I can’t really complain.
We do have a lot of really great public golf here, so that's the flip side of the coin. Even during the hight of the great Covid golf rush you could still walk 18 in under 4.5 hours for between $35-50 generally.
 

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Looking to get my dad a retirement gift and he wants a motorized pull cart for his bag. Can anyone give me a recommendation on which model to go with?
Does he already have a push cart? If so, I can't recommend the Alphard Club Caddy V2 highly enough. I've had mine since August and it's the best golf purchase I think I've ever made that didn't come off a beverage cart.
 

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GCNE has lowered its initiation fee to $27.5k.

I'm probably going to join and would be happy to meet any members. I'm a 21 handicap, so I won't be winning any club championships.
Well congrats on saving 30k!

SkyTrack and Mevo+ are very different animals. SkyTrack is an optical tracker that was designed for light-controlled environments. Because it uses cameras it has some stats like face to path and face angle and such that are pretty accurate. Mevo+ is a doppler radar-based system that doesn't care if it's indoors or out (beyond needing metal dots on the ball indoors) and that does better tracking ball speed, launch angles, club speed, and spin than optical trackers. Sadly, you need to jump up to something like a GC2, GC-Quad, or real Trackman if you want the best of all worlds. If you have an extra $15-25k laying around, that's the way I'd go.

I've been doing lots of research on simulators because this winter in Denver is killing my golf game (snows 1" every weekend and doesn't melt until the following weekend when it snows again) but I haven't pulled the trigger because I keep pushing the price tag up beyond what I'm willing to spend.
Don't think the Mevo+ is good enough?
 

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Well congrats on saving 30k!


Don't think the Mevo+ is good enough?
Oh, I'm not saying that at all. It's clearly not the same as a GC Quad or a Trackman 4 and I just know that it will drive me crazy if I spend $2k and don't trust the numbers I'm getting, but right now, Mevo+ is the leader on my list of the launch monitors to buy.
 

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We had a massive wind storm roll through Seattle last night that took out power to almost 500k households. I happen to be one of those so I couldn't work today and the sun was out and 50 degrees. Bonus golf day!!!

And to cap off a great day, the power came back on just as I was walking back in the door from the course. Divine intervention today.
 

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We got your wind today and it finally melted the snow so I could play 9 after a shitload of meetings. 63 and sunny, but with 20-30mph constant and 40-50 gusts (supposed to be 80+ overnight). Great Bandon practice at least.
 

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This was my first round in the past two months that wasn't in 30mph winds. As you know, my course sits right in a mountain-ous valley and it can get pretty windy.

I was relieved to play in generally calm conditions today.
 

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This was my first round in the past two months that wasn't in 30mph winds. As you know, my course sits right in a mountain-ous valley and it can get pretty windy.

I was relieved to play in generally calm conditions today.
I feel like we should get the @Conigliaro's Potential style hole-by-hole rundown. Doesn't sound like a lot of golf is being played so we need to live vicariously.
 

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Haha I don't have the patience to type that much.

The back 9 was pretty wild though. After being locked in on the first 6 holes, I made bogey on 7 & 8 and then doubled 9 (par 3 all carry over water, flared it into the water) for a 41. I stepped on 10 tee and said "well, guess it's time to shoot 33 on the back".

I par 10, then chip in for par on 11 (after telling my playing partners that it was chip in territory), par 12, then make birdie from off the green on 13 (again telling my playing partners that it was makeable), then birdie 14, miss a 5 foot birdie on 15 (for back to back to back), two putt par on 16, two putt par on 17, and then chip-in birdie on 18 (by this time my playing partners were sick of me calling my shots). Bing bang boom, 33 on the back. Could have reasonably birdied in from 13.

Fun day.
 

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Now we're talking! Nice round. I'm pretty sure I had a tap in par on 9 for may have been my only par there that day.
 

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My elbow is still feeling tender from whatever I did to it in the tail end of the 2020 season, but it's a lot better than it was. I started doing some stretches which seem to be helping... I don't cringe anymore when extending it expecting a sharp pain which is good but it still makes a loud popping sound from time to time.

I'm sure it will be fine by April.
 

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My elbow is still feeling tender from whatever I did to it in the tail end of the 2020 season, but it's a lot better than it was. I started doing some stretches which seem to be helping... I don't cringe anymore when extending it expecting a sharp pain which is good but it still makes a loud popping sound from time to time.

I'm sure it will be fine by April.
Get a message, most likely it's your triceps muscles pulling on your tendons.

I've had forearm pain that was a direct result of tightness in my upper back.
 

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re: Bags.. I had a Ping Hoofer that I loved walked with it so much that the strap built into the top of the bag ripped. replaced that with a Callaway Stand that I also ended up pulling the strap off at the top, at least this o.e was attached to a ring that I was able to screw in. I'm now using a Titliest Players 4 that comes with both single and double straps that snap in. it also says Glenmorangie Scotch on the side... it was a raffle prize for the packie I'm spending my retirement working at 1'st anniversary party. Kid who won it was a cook at a local restaurant, I told him it retails for $235 and I've seen it on ebay for $199... if he can't sell it there I'll give him $100 for it. his reply was 'you have the $100? sold
 

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Played 18 (2 loops) at Cape Ann in Essex on Monday. God what a fun 9 hole course that is. It's rough around the edges but holes 4-8 are outstanding imo.

We had 4 groups out there, skins and stabelford quota game. No one beat their quota, only one guy hit it, everyone else came up way short. For the back 9 it was in the 30s with about 20 mph winds, it was cooooold. Still a fun time though, ended up shooting 87 with an embarrassing short game display. Driver game was on point though.
 

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Played 18 (2 loops) at Cape Ann in Essex on Monday. God what a fun 9 hole course that is. It's rough around the edges but holes 4-8 are outstanding imo.

We had 4 groups out there, skins and stabelford quota game. No one beat their quota, only one guy hit it, everyone else came up way short. For the back 9 it was in the 30s with about 20 mph winds, it was cooooold. Still a fun time though, ended up shooting 87 with an embarrassing short game display. Driver game was on point though.
Had no idea you were so close. I am like 5 miles from there. I love Cape Ann for what it is, just don't go in July with the greenheads.