Join Early Retirement Today
Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 07-01-2020, 02:05 PM   #2301
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
Midpack's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: NC
Posts: 17,001
Quote:
Originally Posted by DD4L View Post
So when you say a different club head are you referring to weight difference? Was thinking about that, does extra weight there increased centripetal force translating to less effort required on your drive for further distance?

I know...still a newbie...just focus on hitting the damn thing first
Yeah, you really don't want to wander off into choosing swing weights. Most OEM clubs are similar in swing weight, and you shouldn't need to vary from them without the advice of a fitter. In other words, you don't want to monkey around with swingweights at this stage IMHO. Like pb4uski noted, different clubheads are mostly different shapes/features directed at distance, forgiveness, workability, etc. Some sort of GI/SGI (game improvement/super game improvement) irons would probably be a good place to start as noted above. Many better players prefer blades, but they usually require considerably more skill to enjoy.
__________________
No one agrees with other people's opinions; they merely agree with their own opinions -- expressed by somebody else. Sydney Tremayne
Retired Jun 2011 at age 57

Target AA: 50% equity funds / 30% bond funds / 20% cash
Target WR: Approx 2.5% Approx 20% SI (secure income, SS only)
Midpack is offline  
Join the #1 Early Retirement and Financial Independence Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

Are you planning to be financially independent as early as possible so you can live life on your own terms? Discuss successful investing strategies, asset allocation models, tax strategies and other related topics in our online forum community. Our members range from young folks just starting their journey to financial independence, military retirees and even multimillionaires. No matter where you fit in you'll find that Early-Retirement.org is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with our members, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create a retirement blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 07-01-2020, 02:15 PM   #2302
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
zinger1457's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 2,736
Quote:
Originally Posted by DD4L View Post
So when you say a different club head are you referring to weight difference? Was thinking about that, does extra weight there increased centripetal force translating to less effort required on your drive for further distance?

Probably an oversimplification but typically each manufacturer makes iron heads that fall into one of 3 categories (players, players distance, game improvement). 'Players' irons typically used by the top golfers have more weight around the center of the clubface and are less forgiven but offer more control/accuracy. 'Game improvement' are perimeter weighted so offer a bigger sweet spot (more forgiven) but may not provide the control and feel the better player likes. 'Player distance' are somewhere in the middle.
zinger1457 is offline  
Old 07-01-2020, 03:10 PM   #2303
Dryer sheet aficionado
DD4L's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2020
Location: Isle of Wight, UK and Savannah, GA
Posts: 31
Quote:
Originally Posted by zinger1457 View Post
Probably an oversimplification but typically each manufacturer makes iron heads that fall into one of 3 categories (players, players distance, game improvement). 'Players' irons typically used by the top golfers have more weight around the center of the clubface and are less forgiven but offer more control/accuracy. 'Game improvement' are perimeter weighted so offer a bigger sweet spot (more forgiven) but may not provide the control and feel the better player likes. 'Player distance' are somewhere in the middle.


Definitely feel like it’s a set of gently used Game Improvement all the way as new Player sounds a lot like falling into carbon bicycle territory again. Been there done that. Lesson learnt.

Always a tough decision though because if I find something I’m comfortable and happy with that do the job I tend to keep things like this forever regardless of further technological advances.

Thanks again for all the help and information
DD4L is offline  
Old 07-04-2020, 09:02 AM   #2304
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
frayne's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Chattanooga
Posts: 3,285
Since things are opening back up after the initial covid shutdown and getting somewhat back to normal, golf courses are starting to insist on two persons per cart. Some courses provide a plexiglass or clear plastic divider between driver and passenger. Seeing how I'm not quite there yet (riding two per cart) I've been looking into three and four wheel push carts. Boy can't believe how expensive the darn things have gotten $200-$500. I've put a WTB out on CLs but so far only a few bites. I would like to hear from any of the walker/push cart golfers here, their preferences in a push cart or suggestions. I'm in decent shape so no worries about the walking, just the 90 degree heat.. Thanks in advance.
__________________
"The only function of economic forecasting is to make astrology look respectable.” Ezra Solomon
frayne is offline  
Old 07-04-2020, 09:10 AM   #2305
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
Midpack's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: NC
Posts: 17,001
Quote:
Originally Posted by frayne View Post
Since things are opening back up after the initial covid shutdown and getting somewhat back to normal, golf courses are starting to insist on two persons per cart. Some courses provide a plexiglass or clear plastic divider between driver and passenger. Seeing how I'm not quite there yet (riding two per cart) I've been looking into three and four wheel push carts. Boy can't believe how expensive the darn things have gotten $200-$500. I've put a WTB out on CLs but so far only a few bites. I would like to hear from any of the walker/push cart golfers here, their preferences in a push cart or suggestions. I'm in decent shape so no worries about the walking, just the 90 degree heat.. Thanks in advance.
Between Covid-19 and prime golf season, push carts have been/are in high demand so if you find a used one it probably won't be at distressed pricing. I've had/used cheap carts and they're a PITA, get a decent cart.

I have a BagBoy Triswivel II https://bagboy.com/collections/bag-b...l-ii-push-cart I got on sale. I thought the swiveling front wheel was a gimmick but based on good reviews, I bought one - and it's outstanding!

Clicgear is an outstanding brand, their 3.5+ wins many best push cart comparisons and I've never met an unhappy 3.5+ owner Clicgear | Pushcarts. Only reason I didn't buy a Clicgear is they didn't have a swiveling front wheel model at the time, but I think they do now Rovic.

Good luck, find a sale or a used high end push cart - just don't buy junk, you'll regret it if you use it with any regularity.
__________________
No one agrees with other people's opinions; they merely agree with their own opinions -- expressed by somebody else. Sydney Tremayne
Retired Jun 2011 at age 57

Target AA: 50% equity funds / 30% bond funds / 20% cash
Target WR: Approx 2.5% Approx 20% SI (secure income, SS only)
Midpack is offline  
Old 07-04-2020, 09:38 AM   #2306
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
zinger1457's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 2,736
I've gone through a few 3-wheel push carts over the years, started with a ClicGear, then a Sun Mountain, and now a CaddyTek.

I would say out of the 3 the ClicGear was my least favorite, had to replace two aluminum struts that attach to the rear wheels that snapped while I was out playing, replaced worn out tires (normal maintenance), although the front tire has a tracking adjustment it never seemed to track straight.

The Sun Mountain was good but has a terrible brake design, the brake cable is under stress when disengaged and will eventually break, more than once in my case.

Purchased the CaddyTek EZ V8 back in January and probably my favorite so far but haven't had it long enough to see how well it will hold up. Rolls nice, seems sturdy, and has the best storage. Has a foot brake that some may see as a negative but it's a positive to me, rarely use the brake and it's a very simple design with little chance of breaking.

Looks like the prices have really shot up, I paid $156 for the CaddyTek (open box from Amazon, new ones were listed for $200) 6 months ago and a new one is now listed in the $300 range. Costco was carrying a slightly different CaddyTek model for $150 but not sure if they still have it.
zinger1457 is offline  
Old 07-04-2020, 09:46 AM   #2307
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
Midpack's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: NC
Posts: 17,001
Quote:
Originally Posted by zinger1457 View Post
I've gone through a few 3-wheel push carts over the years, started with a ClicGear, then a Sun Mountain, and now a CaddyTek.

I would say out of the 3 the ClicGear was my least favorite, had to replace two aluminum struts that attach to the rear wheels that snapped while I was out playing, replaced worn out tires (normal maintenance), although the front tire has a tracking adjustment it never seemed to track straight.

The Sun Mountain was good but has a terrible brake design, the brake cable is under stress when disengaged and will eventually break, more than once in my case.

Purchased the CaddyTek EZ V8 back in January and probably my favorite so far but haven't had it long enough to see how well it will hold up. Rolls nice, seems sturdy, and has the best storage.

Looks like the prices have really shot up, I paid $156 for the CaddyTek (open box from Amazon) 6 months ago and a new one is now listed in the $300 range. Costco was carrying a slightly different CaddyTek model for $150 but not sure if they still have it.
Since ClicGear gets stellar reviews online from industry sites and owners alike, and you've gone through 3 carts "over the years," I have to ask how long ago was your ClicGear experience and what model if you recall?
__________________
No one agrees with other people's opinions; they merely agree with their own opinions -- expressed by somebody else. Sydney Tremayne
Retired Jun 2011 at age 57

Target AA: 50% equity funds / 30% bond funds / 20% cash
Target WR: Approx 2.5% Approx 20% SI (secure income, SS only)
Midpack is offline  
Old 07-04-2020, 09:59 AM   #2308
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
zinger1457's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 2,736
Quote:
Originally Posted by Midpack View Post
Since ClicGear gets stellar reviews online from industry sites and owners alike, and you've gone through 3 carts "over the years," I have to ask how long ago was your ClicGear experience and what model if you recall?

It was one of the earlier models, probably the first one, bought maybe 12 years ago. I do golf with people that use a newer model and the tracking problem still seems to be an issue. As far as the broken struts go the design looks exactly the same as the newer models and they sell them as an accessory so I'm guessing others have had issues. The problem is when the strut breaks the wheel collapses making the cart unusable, not good when your out in the middle of a golf course. Overall not a bad cart, just my least favorite of the three.
zinger1457 is offline  
Old 07-04-2020, 10:49 AM   #2309
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
pb4uski's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Sarasota, FL & Vermont
Posts: 29,759
I actually prefer the two-wheeled pull carts over the push carts. I find loads of the at Goodwill in Florida for about $10-15.
__________________
If something cannot endure laughter.... it cannot endure.
Patience is the art of concealing your impatience.
Slow and steady wins the race.

Retired Jan 2012 at age 56
pb4uski is online now  
Old 07-04-2020, 12:20 PM   #2310
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
Midpack's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: NC
Posts: 17,001
Quote:
Originally Posted by zinger1457 View Post
It was one of the earlier models, probably the first one, bought maybe 12 years ago. I do golf with people that use a newer model and the tracking problem still seems to be an issue. As far as the broken struts go the design looks exactly the same as the newer models and they sell them as an accessory so I'm guessing others have had issues. The problem is when the strut breaks the wheel collapses making the cart unusable, not good when your out in the middle of a golf course. Overall not a bad cart, just my least favorite of the three.
Fair enough. Thanks.
__________________
No one agrees with other people's opinions; they merely agree with their own opinions -- expressed by somebody else. Sydney Tremayne
Retired Jun 2011 at age 57

Target AA: 50% equity funds / 30% bond funds / 20% cash
Target WR: Approx 2.5% Approx 20% SI (secure income, SS only)
Midpack is offline  
Old 07-05-2020, 08:37 AM   #2311
Full time employment: Posting here.
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Castro Valley
Posts: 717
I too have the BagBoy Triswivel II and this is a great push cart. Recently my back has been causing me problems when pushing on hilly courses. So I purchased a battery powered cart, CaddyTrek II. It's expensive ($1500), but works great.
jkern is offline  
Old 07-05-2020, 09:45 AM   #2312
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
frayne's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Chattanooga
Posts: 3,285
I have been playing golf and chasing the perfect swing/golf game forever and recently started to watch these you tube videos by Tom Saguto. Very entertaining and great information without boring you to death. Hope you enjoy as much as I did.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC62...SNZBFkL6A7KDQg
__________________
"The only function of economic forecasting is to make astrology look respectable.” Ezra Solomon
frayne is offline  
Old 07-05-2020, 11:00 AM   #2313
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
Dawg52's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Central MS/Orange Beach, AL
Posts: 8,756
Quote:
Originally Posted by frayne View Post
I have been playing golf and chasing the perfect swing/golf game forever and recently started to watch these you tube videos by Tom Saguto. Very entertaining and great information without boring you to death. Hope you enjoy as much as I did.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC62...SNZBFkL6A7KDQg
I've seen some of his videos. He's a stack and tilt guy. His swing is a little too flat for my liking as I have always had more of an upright swing(think Colin Montgomerie). I tried his style but I'm one of those old dogs that are hard to change. If I was starting fresh I would probably try to learn his way.
__________________
Retired 3/31/2007@52
Investing style: Full time wuss.
Dawg52 is offline  
Old 07-15-2020, 09:07 AM   #2314
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
Huston55's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: The Bay Area
Posts: 2,642
Quote:
Originally Posted by jkern View Post
I too have the BagBoy Triswivel II and this is a great push cart. Recently my back has been causing me problems when pushing on hilly courses. So I purchased a battery powered cart, CaddyTrek II. It's expensive ($1500), but works great.


I almost always walk and have toyed with buying a battery powered cart in the past but, just couldn’t pull the trigger when I had a perfectly good old BagBoy push cart. Well, my very old (so old there are no spare parts in stock) BagBoy finally gave up the ghost so, I began looking for a replacement. Every single manual push cart I was interested in was “out of stock” so, I bought the MGI Zip Navigator, largely based on the ‘MyGolfSpy’ rating and reviews from owners. It’s being shipped and I feel like a kid on the night before Christmas! Can’t wait to get my bag on it out on the course. 🤩
__________________
You may be whatever you resolve to be.
100% x 10% > 10% x 100%
Small pensions & SS cover essentials
Huston55 is offline  
Old 07-15-2020, 01:24 PM   #2315
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
Midpack's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: NC
Posts: 17,001
Really playing well lately, too bad our league has suspended organized wagering until Covid-19 allows the admins to collect money (they refuse to touch cash) or let us congregate after rounds. The admin still shows winners after every round, and how much we would have won - but it's all for no $ even though our handicaps are recalculated after every round.

Our pre-Covid format was all shotgun start so we could drink beers, swap lies, and collect $ after. Now we all have our own tee times from 8:00 thru 10:00am, and we're not supposed to congregate. Not complaining (much), at least I'm getting to play golf again 2-3 times a week. Just looking forward to getting together with the larger group again one day...

Sorry, just whining after my best round in a couple years, and nothing to show for it.
__________________
No one agrees with other people's opinions; they merely agree with their own opinions -- expressed by somebody else. Sydney Tremayne
Retired Jun 2011 at age 57

Target AA: 50% equity funds / 30% bond funds / 20% cash
Target WR: Approx 2.5% Approx 20% SI (secure income, SS only)
Midpack is offline  
Old 07-15-2020, 02:01 PM   #2316
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
pb4uski's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Sarasota, FL & Vermont
Posts: 29,759
Quote:
Originally Posted by Midpack View Post
Really playing well lately, too bad our league has suspended organized wagering until Covid-19 allows the admins to collect money (they refuse to touch cash) or let us congregate after rounds. The admin still shows winners after every round, and how much we would have won ....
I had suggested to our organizers that we just keep a running tally of what is due to or from each player and settle up later in the season.... they didn't end up doing it but I think it would have worked ok... of course, we only wager $7 each week.

We have started having a team captain from each foursome collect $7 from each player at the start of the round and they put it in an envelope and each team captain gives the envelope to the organizer... I'm not sure what that accomplishes but that is how they chose to do it.
__________________
If something cannot endure laughter.... it cannot endure.
Patience is the art of concealing your impatience.
Slow and steady wins the race.

Retired Jan 2012 at age 56
pb4uski is online now  
Old 07-15-2020, 04:03 PM   #2317
Full time employment: Posting here.
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Castro Valley
Posts: 717
Quote:
Originally Posted by workmyfingerstothebone View Post
Thanks for the suggestions,we’ll try them all .
Just for information purposes it takes us a little over 2 hours to play 9 holes.
Haven’t attempted 18.
If the 9 hole course is all par 3's, 2 hours is a little long. If it has some par 4's or maybe even a par 5, two hours is slightly long, but passable.
jkern is offline  
Old 07-15-2020, 05:16 PM   #2318
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
Midpack's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: NC
Posts: 17,001
Quote:
Originally Posted by pb4uski View Post
I had suggested to our organizers that we just keep a running tally of what is due to or from each player and settle up later in the season.... they didn't end up doing it but I think it would have worked ok... of course, we only wager $7 each week.

We have started having a team captain from each foursome collect $7 from each player at the start of the round and they put it in an envelope and each team captain gives the envelope to the organizer... I'm not sure what that accomplishes but that is how they chose to do it.
We were $5 twice a week, but our league admin lost both his significantly older brothers to Covid-19, so we can’t push him. I offered to keep track online, handle the money, publish weekly results, accumulated winnings, etc. to keep our $ program going - but it became apparent he didn’t want it to work until he could take over himself. So we’re all bound by what he’s comfortable with.
__________________
No one agrees with other people's opinions; they merely agree with their own opinions -- expressed by somebody else. Sydney Tremayne
Retired Jun 2011 at age 57

Target AA: 50% equity funds / 30% bond funds / 20% cash
Target WR: Approx 2.5% Approx 20% SI (secure income, SS only)
Midpack is offline  
Old 07-18-2020, 03:00 PM   #2319
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
frayne's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Chattanooga
Posts: 3,285
Due to covid restrictions our group has implemented a rule that you can drop out of any bunker, just no closer to the hole. I haven't seen a rake on a golf course for probably the last six months or so. Everybody else doing pretty much the same ?
__________________
"The only function of economic forecasting is to make astrology look respectable.” Ezra Solomon
frayne is offline  
Old 07-18-2020, 03:17 PM   #2320
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
Dawg52's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Central MS/Orange Beach, AL
Posts: 8,756
Quote:
Originally Posted by frayne View Post
Due to covid restrictions our group has implemented a rule that you can drop out of any bunker, just no closer to the hole. I haven't seen a rake on a golf course for probably the last six months or so. Everybody else doing pretty much the same ?
We just move the ball out of any bad spots in the bunker but still play the shot out of it. Our golf course maintenance crew rakes the bunkers once a week or so. So the bunkers are in fair shape.
__________________
Retired 3/31/2007@52
Investing style: Full time wuss.
Dawg52 is offline  
Closed Thread


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Talk to me about golf carts! tb001 Life after FIRE 13 07-11-2020 07:34 AM
Warm,Low cost of living,No/Low taxes, inexpensive golf & water sports JohnnieRed Life after FIRE 60 01-16-2006 10:54 AM
Re: Golf & the other half renferme Other topics 7 03-01-2004 11:15 AM

» Quick Links

 
All times are GMT -6. The time now is 06:46 PM.
 
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.