We (my sibs and I) chipped in and got my dad an early father's day gift last year: He loved this.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?
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.If Colorado is worse than NE, then I never want to move to Colorado.
Living in the Midwest was a golfers dream.
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.“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.
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.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?
Well congrats on saving 30k!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.
Don't think the Mevo+ is good enough?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.
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.Well congrats on saving 30k!
Don't think the Mevo+ is good enough?
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.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.
Get a message, most likely it's your triceps muscles pulling on your tendons.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.
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.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.
Interesting and short article. I have a few quibbles with the comparison of Tour Pros to amateurs in that the pros are playing very similar conditions each week, so it's a little easier for them to dial in their stroke for 10 feet. But, and this will sound funny, the biggest difference between pros and amateurs is that the pros are much better at putting so they can afford to be much worse at putting. What I mean is that pro that knocks one by the hole by 3 feet on a downhill putt is almost certain to make the uphill comebacker, whereas the amateur is much, much more likely to miss. That means pros have the "luxury" of always hitting it past the hole. In other words, I think the basic premise that amateurs think of 10 footers as one putts is flawed. I think most people hope they don't 3 putt from 10 feet.Fun article from Golf.com on putting. I'm going to note what my tendencies are next time I play, but I would guarantee I'm not hitting 5 and 10 footers as hard as I should be.
Well Pinehurst's website sucks. I totally misread their package deal to mean the price for the package when what they really mean is the price per night. 4 nights/5 rounds in Pinehurst is more than double Bandon, and that's staying the Grove Cottages. I'll look into Streamsong, but it looks crazy expensive too. Looks like I'll need to wait a few more years and see if I'm willing to drop $1k/day on golf. Seems unlikely though.Pinehurst is the only other comparable for you, imo. It’s not THAT cold in Jan but March is very doable and more predictable weather-wise than Bandon is. And a legit plethora of courses in a 5 mile radius and is very capable of accommodating a large group. You can’t go wrong and you can all experience the cross country flight we on the east coast endure to get to a golf destination.
Only other thought is Streamsong but I’ve never been so can’t compare.
Sorry if I wasn't clear, but it would only be 6-8 of us who skip Bandon for someplace else. I looked at Streamsong and they get $300/rd. 5 rounds would be $1500, leaving just about $500 to cover lodging and food before it too is more expensive than Bandon. No wonder I don't do many East Coast golf trips.Streamsong is like Bandon without the ocean. It's a big dropoff, scenery-wise, but the golf is quite good.
For a group that large, you could hire a bus to take you from site to site on the RTJ trail and you'd still save money over the cost of Bandon. The golf is quite good. When I did it 20 years ago, the accommodations were the challenge. The situation has improved at some of the sites but it may still be problematic.
I dropped 2500-3000 on a Streamsong trip and while it was pretty great, I would def NOT stay on property again. I would stay in Tampa, enjoy the nightlife, casinos, and other extra curricular activities. It's not a bad drive and it's only 3 courses, so doing the drive there and back for three days is doable.Sorry if I wasn't clear, but it would only be 6-8 of us who skip Bandon for someplace else. I looked at Streamsong and they get $300/rd. 5 rounds would be $1500, leaving just about $500 to cover lodging and food before it too is more expensive than Bandon. No wonder I don't do many East Coast golf trips.
I love Az. I even bought property there and will move there in the next few years. But, since I live in Denver, I go there all the time for quick hit weekend kind of trips so I've played just about every course down there and it requires a lot of driving unless you are someplace like Desert Mountain and don't mind having food delivered every day. I think it's between Pinehurst, Streamsong and, of course, Bandon right now. I've looked into Big Cedar Lodge as well, but it's even more expensive than Pinehurst and their website may be even worse. What's with all these "world class" resorts having terrible websites? Bandon's is also terrible.Arizona?
It's a no-brainer around here. Sign up for a complete fitting with D'Lance. You pay once and can get fit again whenever you want for life. Their main offices are down south in Englewood, but Greg is their other fitter and he's at the Sports Stable in Superior, so pretty close to you. He's also a great guy that I just played 18 with on Friday.@jercra where should I be going around here for club fitting. I was given new clubs as a xmas present last year, but never bought them. Going to do it sometime in the next few months.
I'm planning on playing a lot of golf this year, although I said that before and didn't. Budget for irons is under $1k. I'm a hacker, but would like to get better. I say I'm a 16 handicap but mostly play scrambles, so I don't know what my actual handicap is. Any recommendations for clubs would be great.
I bought a callaway xr driver a few years ago and like it.
Weekend still looks reasonable though. 50 or so.Looks like a little Spring tease here this week in MA but it doesn't look like it will last until the weekend. I'm getting itchy to swing a club again. I haven't been able to practice since November. Last year before Covid hit I was hitting up CityGolf in downtown Boston daily to get swings in, but without a vaccine I haven't been willing to go this winter.
Yea well see. Hoping for a notch upwards as it gets a little closer and more accurate. Really if we can get through the next two weeks we should be good. There's always a freak possibility for late March/April snow... but its rare.Weekend still looks reasonable though. 50 or so.
Thanks dude. I'll check it out.It's a no-brainer around here. Sign up for a complete fitting with D'Lance. You pay once and can get fit again whenever you want for life. Their main offices are down south in Englewood, but Greg is their other fitter and he's at the Sports Stable in Superior, so pretty close to you. He's also a great guy that I just played 18 with on Friday.
Once you're set up and want to play, let me know.
4W (e.g., 16-17 degrees loft) seems to be trendy lately. Marginally shorter but maybe more consistent for a lot of players and easier to hit off the deck. 7W seems to be making a comeback too.I was having trouble with the 3W during the fitting so I'm going with a 4W for now, and if things improve where I'm hitting that club OK, I can look into getting a 3W.