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Old 05-11-2019, 12:31 PM   #1921
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Is it unreasonable to tell the DW I need to get the new sticks before the tariffs kick in ?
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Old 05-11-2019, 01:20 PM   #1922
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^^^^ Not at all.

On balls, I usually play a lower level nonProV Titleist.... but I tried the new Kirkland ball ($24 for two dozen) and I actually like them.
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Old 05-12-2019, 07:06 PM   #1923
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^^^^ Not at all.

On balls, I usually play a lower level nonProV Titleist.... but I tried the new Kirkland ball ($24 for two dozen) and I actually like them.
Iíve looked for the Kirkland balls every time I go to Costco. I was hoping to get the four layer proV clones but never did. However, I walked in to Costco a couple weeks ago and they had the three layer balls for $24/two dozen. Limit 2

I didnít go crazy, but I did make two trips and got 8 dozen balls. I just donít see how someone like me, a high handicap golfer, can go wrong for $1 a ball. I donít lose a lot of balls, but it feels better to lose $1 than a $4 ProV. It was good to see a review that supports the decision to buy 8 dozen.
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I just donít see how someone like me, a high handicap golfer, can go wrong for $1 a ball. I donít lose a lot of balls, but it feels better to lose $1 than a $4 ProV. It was good to see a review that supports the decision to buy 8 dozen.


13 HI here and I agree that most golfers can use cheaper alternative to $5 balls. I use most any ball I find in the course. The only ones I don't play are ones with cuts or large scuff marks. If I am in tournament though, I will play straight ball (e.g, Bridgestone E6).


Of late, I have been playing erratically, 80's one day and 90's the next. Soon, I don't think I can claim I have 13 HI.
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Update on my golf:
Rain, followed by increasing rain, and more rain. Forecast for today is rain. Forecast for tomorrow is rain, and by Wednesday, cloudy in the morning with showers in the PM....all of the courses, including the one I have joined, are muddy, swampy messes, and , well, closed.
Ugh! Will be heading out to visit children and grandchildren in the NYC area for the weekend, so I guess it will be at least a 9 day sabbatical from the golf. Maybe I'll forget some of my bad habits.
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Got some 3 layer Kirkland balls last week on ebay. Ended up getting 4 dozen 5A balls (all in perfect condition). Played Friday with them. Cannot give a fair evaluation of them because I played like cr#p. However, did play the most difficult course in the area (6700 yds. 134 slope) and fairways were real wet. No roll for my weak pea drives.
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There is probably something to be said to stick with the same type of ball for consistency, especially with how it reacts around the green (pitching/chipping/putting). Even very good players would likely struggle if playing a high spinning ball one day and a low spinner the next.
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On balls, I usually play a lower level nonProV Titleist.... but I tried the new Kirkland ball ($24 for two dozen) and I actually like them.
i've been playing wilson chaos - they are kind of long
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Jon Rahm got caught on camera today... when you gotta go, you gotta go.

It doesn't seem to bother DJ though.


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It doesn't seem to bother DJ though.


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I was looking at this hat:

https://www.pgatoursuperstore.com/ti...yABEgK3jvD_BwE

Couple questions. Anyone use a full brim hat? Iíve never used anything other than a ďbaseballĒ cap and Iím a little worried about the dork factor of wearing one. However, Iíd like to get my ears cover from the sun. Just went to the dermatologist and had a spot on my ear that needed removed. Not a big deal but, a reminder to be aware of sun on my ears.

Second, any recommendations? I like the look of the Titleist hat, but kind of pricy and not sure about the fit and comfort. Are any of these adjustable?
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Second, any recommendations? I like the look of the Titleist hat, but kind of pricy and not sure about the fit and comfort. Are any of these adjustable?
After spending too many years ignoring the sun I finally wised up and bought a full brim hat, but I'd never buy one without trying it on for fit and looking in the mirror to see how dorky it made me look.

I've since upgraded, but for a few years a $3 dollar store hat worked just fine. I do recommend a strap or lace to hold it in place for when you're playing on windy days.
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I tried using my Tilley hat (also available at pgatoursuperstore) while playing golf but found it too annoying during windy days which is the norm around here. If wind isn't a big issue they should work fine. The benefit of a Tilley style hat is that they come in many sizes for a custom fit and will last many years, I've had mine for >10 years and it's still in great shape, use it all the time while hiking. If you buy one and it doesn't fit right you can ship it back to Tilley and they will send you a different size.
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I was looking at this hat:

https://www.pgatoursuperstore.com/ti...yABEgK3jvD_BwE

Couple questions. Anyone use a full brim hat? I’ve never used anything other than a “baseball” cap and I’m a little worried about the dork factor of wearing one. However, I’d like to get my ears cover from the sun. Just went to the dermatologist and had a spot on my ear that needed removed. Not a big deal but, a reminder to be aware of sun on my ears.

Second, any recommendations? I like the look of the Titleist hat, but kind of pricy and not sure about the fit and comfort. Are any of these adjustable?
I prefer cap style, but occasionally wear a full brim hat to protect my self from the hot Florida sun. They are ok. I think the gambler style straw hats are better looking than my floppy hat. A couple friends have some that look pretty sharp.

The thing I don't like about my floppier one is that it flops around too much in the wind... I think the stiffer one would behave better.

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I wear a full brimmed hat, with the full support & encouragement of my dermatologist. I recommend one that breathes (likely straw or vented), has a good UV rating, and is durable. Mine has a chin strap but I almost never wear it because it fits snugly on my head.
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I tried using my Tilley hat (also available at pgatoursuperstore) while playing golf but found it too annoying during windy days which is the norm around here. If wind isn't a big issue they should work fine. The benefit of a Tilley style hat is that they come in many sizes for a custom fit and will last many years, I've had mine for >10 years and it's still in great shape, use it all the time while hiking. If you buy one and it doesn't fit right you can ship it back to Tilley and they will send you a different size.
I've found the Shelta hat be better than a Tilley for any activity in the wind, and a little cheaper - mine is the Seahawk model. It has a VERY stiff "no flop brim" in the front, so wind doesn't bother it no matter how hard it's blowing. They were developed for kayaking, I bought one for sailing (often much more wind than golf), and wear it for golf all the time too. Shelta hats also come in 5 sizes. Best choice for me and I've owned several Tilley's and knock offs.

https://www.sheltahats.com/

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Bought one of these last year and absolutely love it and for $15 you can't go wrong. Doesn't interfer with your swing and I was amazed how much cooler it was as compared to a ball cap or a visor.https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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I've found the Shelta hat be better than a Tilley for any activity in the wind, and a little cheaper - mine is the Seahawk model. It has a VERY stiff "no flop brim" in the front, so wind doesn't bother it no matter how hard it's blowing.

For me the flopping is only half the problem, the hat wanting to lift off in high winds is the other. The neck cord keeps it secure but I still find it bothersome when golfing, especially during the middle of a swing.
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