I did the math on range cost savings in a year if I built my own golf sim in a garage.
Assumptions: $12 per large bucket of balls 7 miles total round trip to drive to the range Average price of gas of $3.20 5 range trips per month Truck gets 20 MPG Driving Time to and from range total - 15 mins
Over the course of the year I spend about $850 in range fees/gas to go to the range. I also spend about 16 hours driving to and from the range each year
I can buy a Garmin R10 for $550, a projector for $100, a mat for $150, an impact screen for $125, and build a DIY enclosure for probably a couple hundred dollars. (Already have an IPAd). In total it would probably cost me around $1200 to build a simple Sim.
I could break even in about 1.5 years.
Granted this is the cheap route as afar as sims go.
So my wife is looking to buy me a second hand driver for Christmas we can't afford the new at around 450 Mark so any recommendations would be appreciated please for a high handicapper such as myself
Told my playing partner this morning before we played that I was going to go under 100 today and I went and did it! 98 strokes for 39 stableford points! (Excuse the messy scorecard, had my daily handicap wrong by a stroke and only realized after the fact)
It's not because I played well. It's not because of some great course. I have always enjoyed playing with strangers. Learning just a little about them and what makes them love golf so much.
I had the absolute pleasure to play with 3 generations of a family today. The grandfather, father, and son. It was the first round back for the grandfather after he beat cancer. The Son was back from college for Thanksgiving. I learned along with his dad and son it was probably the father's last round of golf due to the shrapnel he received in Iraq. Next week he goes under the knife in an attempt to remove it before it kills him. He will lose the function of one leg about 99.5% and over 90% he will never walk again. Just being a fly on the wall was so satisfying to watch the love and compassion they had for each other. It makes me realize how important family is.
I wish them the best of luck. The grandfather shot 89, father 92, son 88. The Son won 500 bucks for winning. The story of the round was the father's eagle of the 18th for sure. He dunked it from 105 out.
I deliver different dynamic lofts but my club head speed is almost identical for these 3 clubs (85 mph) which results in them going the same distance.
Has anyone here had this issue and fixed it? Or does anyone know the reason why? My theory is that longer clubs are heavier and thus slower to swing so I get no benefit from their extra length.
Nearly eagled a 330y par 4, 2nd shot from 160y in the rough. Ball bounced 8y away, 3 putted for bogey🤬
Professional Tours I covered my first solo golf tournament back in October, this was my favorite shot
I started golf 6 months ago and fell in love, tonight my new irons showed up to nearly complete the bag upgrades. Can't wait for MN golf season again. Cheers, yall.
I swear when I'm putting for birdie or eagle its like I've never putt before, but when it is 30 feet for double bogey I am Tiger Woods on the putter lol