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post #166 of 1922
They do a green croc print on their higher end shoes. They also do custom color combinations. My brother just ordered a pretty slick pair of green/white Footjoy's [our football team is green/white].
post #167 of 1922
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I like the looks of this, in brown. I will probably grab them come the fall.

http://www.tgw.com/customer/category...sattrVal1/mens
post #168 of 1922
For nice looking leather golf shoes, I picked up a couple of pair of these BB models on clearance a while back. At $500 retail they were , at $250 clearance they were still but I pulled the trigger anyway.

Wore the blue ones this weekend for the first time. Really liked them.
http://www.brooksbrothers.com/IWCatP...=&sectionsize=

I don't think I'd buy leather golf shoes as my only pair. Wouldn't want to wear these in the mud. But for nice weather days or whatever, I really like them.

Also got these in brown:
http://www.brooksbrothers.com/IWCatP...=&sectionsize=
post #169 of 1922
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Those are very sharp, Mark.
post #170 of 1922
I like these.

post #171 of 1922
^ Ew.

Golf is the once chance you have to wear spectators without looking like a fag or a douche, and you wanna go for the bicycle-toed kenneth cole look?
post #172 of 1922
I wear hideous but oh-so-comfortable Foot Joys that I find on fire sale at Dick's Sporting Goods. I once spent on a really nice-looking pair of Nikes - they looked like real dress shoes - and they hurt my feet so badly I swore off the nicer-looking ones forever. And if you get those white spectators you're only going to scuff them to hell your first time out anyways, so I just don't worry about it anymore.
post #173 of 1922
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Originally Posted by Piobaire View Post
I will be getting one of these in July or August, when I actually start hitting the course:

http://www.bushnellgolf.com/laser/tourv2_se.cfm

Wrote an Excel macro to go with this. I figure Mrs. Piob and I can use the range finder to keep notes of how far we hit which club. This will be random data in a little flip notebook. So we'll keep our raw, random data on one worksheet and just keep adding on to the end of it after each game. Then, when the latest data is entered, copy and paste into a second sheet and run my macro. It will sort per club, in descending order of clubs, and at the end of data for each club give the summary average distance with that club.

Is that slick or what?


No offense, but just go out and play some rounds first. You're new to golf. just because your computer says yout hit your 7 iron 175 one time doesn't mean that is the right club for that shot. Just go out and have fun and play a real game of golf.

You can look at a gps layout of a green and see the a flag is position 6 yards from the front and 10 yards from the back of the green. But can you really distinguinsh the difference in your swing and have the ability to control a shot within +- 5 yards?

I know you say you're a tech nerd, but just go out and play a couple rounds. Leave your cell phone in the car, enjoy the nice weather, step off some yards, and hit the ball. You'll learn far more doing this than what your gps can tell you.

Golf is mainly about feel, developing an eye for shots, and being creative.
post #174 of 1922
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No offense, but just go out and play some rounds first. You're new to golf. just because your computer says yout hit your 7 iron 175 one time doesn't mean that is the right club for that shot. Just go out and have fun and play a real game of golf.

You can look at a gps layout of a green and see the a flag is position 6 yards from the front and 10 yards from the back of the green. But can you really distinguinsh the difference in your swing and have the ability to control a shot within +- 5 yards?

I know you say you're a tech nerd, but just go out and play a couple rounds. Leave your cell phone in the car, enjoy the nice weather, step off some yards, and hit the ball. You'll learn far more doing this than what your gps can tell you.

Golf is mainly about feel, developing an eye for shots, and being creative.

You are correct, I need to get out and play some rounds. However, as I said, this would be based on many data points, per iron, and an average distance calculated not just a single data point per iron so your summation on that was incorrect.

Been doing the three tee putting drill this week. Getting that routine down pat.
post #175 of 1922
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Golf is mainly about feel, developing an eye for shots, and being creative.

Golf, to me, has always been just about getting outdoors and enjoying myself. I never really care what I score.

But your advice to pio is perfect: go hit the ball. Walk off some yardages; I'm sure the sprinkler heads wherever you'll play are marked.

Have fun! Golf is a great game if not taken too seriously.
post #176 of 1922
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Originally Posted by Douglas View Post
I wear hideous but oh-so-comfortable Foot Joys that I find on fire sale at Dick's Sporting Goods. I once spent on a really nice-looking pair of Nikes - they looked like real dress shoes - and they hurt my feet so badly I swore off the nicer-looking ones forever. And if you get those white spectators you're only going to scuff them to hell your first time out anyways, so I just don't worry about it anymore.

Funny enough, I got a pair of white Nike Saddles, right around the time my playing dwindled to once or twice a year. Damn things still look pretty new. This was...nine years ago?
post #177 of 1922
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You are correct, I need to get out and play some rounds. However, as I said, this would be based on many data points, per iron, and an average distance calculated not just a single data point per iron so your summation on that was incorrect.


You missed the point. Leave your yardage calculator at home for now. Go play.
post #178 of 1922
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You are correct, I need to get out and play some rounds. However, as I said, this would be based on many data points, per iron, and an average distance calculated not just a single data point per iron so your summation on that was incorrect.

Been doing the three tee putting drill this week. Getting that routine down pat.

I agree about forgetting about looking at the course layout and deciding what club to hit what distance beforehand. I used to do this...(just to see if I could get away with not having to hit a 5 or 6 iron), but its pretty useless. Elevation changes, wind direction and speed, trees and even their height, pin placement, slopes, tee box location, hazards, how you are hitting the ball that day and what clubs are working for you, etc. are all factors that come into play and can change on the fly once you are out there.

I've had courses I've never played on before where I thought I'd be hitting one club and once I actually got onto the hole it was completely different. Even the same hole can one day be a 7 iron and the next be a 3 iron. I've played in Vegas with heavy winds where I'd hit a driver 325 plus on one hole with the wind and then 175 on the next into the wind. So that 155 yard par 3 that looks like a 7 iron on paper can easily become something completely different.
post #179 of 1922
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Well, the ranger finder has slope built in, so you get the corrected distance.

I don't know. Do you folks just grab a club at random or have you mentally dialed in approximate yardages for yourself? Yes, I'm brand new and will be full of changes to my game, this just seemed a pretty intelligent way to get a guesstimate of which club to pick. Also, good way to chart increases in club distance.

I see everyone out there with little pads checking yardage. Figured that over time, this would be a much slicker way, eliminating little notebooks and the need to pace off yards.

I was watching the Muirwood this weekend. I heard how Jack was the first to keep a yardage book. Would anyone like to guess a chance at the odds a bunch of people told him to forget that fancy idea and just play golf?
post #180 of 1922
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Well, the ranger finder has slope built in, so you get the corrected distance. I don't know. Do you folks just grab a club at random or have you mentally dialed in approximate yardages for yourself? Yes, I'm brand new and will be full of changes to my game, this just seemed a pretty intelligent way to get a guesstimate of which club to pick. Also, good way to chart increases in club distance. I see everyone out there with little pads checking yardage. Figured that over time, this would be a much slicker way, eliminating little notebooks and the need to pace off yards. I was watching the Muirwood this weekend. I heard how Jack was the first to keep a yardage book. Would anyone like to guess a chance at the odds a bunch of people told him to forget that fancy idea and just play golf?
I'm not a pro and just go out there for fun, but I know the distances I normally hit each club. If I'm hitting the ball a club longer than normal, or vice-versa, I'll adjust to that. When I get to my ball if on the fairway (or usually rough)/tee I check the yardage via gps on cart or from yardage markers if there is no gps. Then I'll look at what kind of lie I have and where I want to land the ball taking into account where the hazards are. Check wind and any elevation changes and then decide which club will work best for me in that situation and then hit the ball. Next step is usually saying "Damn it" and then going over to my ball hoping it isn't behind a tree or that it rolled into a lake. Edit: I probably didn't read enough into your post but I was assuming you meant that you'd look at the scorecard on your comp/clubhouse to decide what club you were going to use on a hole once you actually got onto the course, instead of just figuring it out while you were out there.
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