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So this week M.G.A found itself purchasing a rangefinder.  I will admit that I was quite
skeptical… I mean that’s why the yardages are marked on the courses right but we all
agreed it would be a fun product to try out and possibly enhance our game.  After
shopping around a bit the purchase was made.  Bushnell Tour V3 Rangefinder.  This is
what we were investing in.

•Slope compensation feature further enhances accuracy
•PinSeeker with JOLT Technology to confirm the laser has zeroed in on the flag
•Accurate to within 1-yard
•Provides instantaneous measurements in yards and meters
•5 yards-1,000 yards ranging performance (300+ yards to a flag)
•5x Magnification (objects appear 5x closer)
•New ergonomic design provides a comfortable, stable grip
•Posi-Thread Battery Door
•Weather-Proof Construction
•Industry leading 2-Year Warranty
Included accessories: Carry case, Skin, Battery
So finally opening the box and examining it,  I see its quality is precise and the weight of
it is perfect.  Fits in the hand comfortably and extremely intuitive to use.  The jolt
technology is great with that added confirmation that you are locked on your target.  I
noticed that after 2 holes of using it… my advantage disappeared because everyone
started asking to use it before every shot.  The +/- 1-yard… simply amazing and we all
noticed the difference immediately and were all delighted.  After a couple rounds of use I can honestly say it lowered my score.  I estimate between 2-3 strokes.  I normally shoot about 43 and now hovering around 40 sometimes breaking it.  I give this rangefinder 5 stars and will not play another round without it.
B.
So this week with M.G.A  our guest player “Underage Joe” brought along a new golf tee.
TitTees Naked Lady Golf Tees… yes the title says it all.  We all pretty much burst out laughing because none of us had ever seen those tees before.  Definitely fun and entertaining in the tee box… a for sure laugh.  He used it the entire round though and it never broke… so maybe its more than just a novelty.
C.
M.G.A decided to add some additional spice by using the Chromax Titanium golf ball for a
round.  The looks are quite flashy and in your face… but maybe that’s exactly what we needed. So from their website Chromax boasts its high visibility,  I can completely agree with them on that!  Its fun to watch its flight actually and amazingly easy to spot from a distance.  The only downfall is its playability.  I noticed about a 10-15 yard drop in distance off the tees.  The ball felt very solid… on the drive I’d say a bit too solid.  With irons seemed alright no complaints here.  I will say though I actually enjoyed putting with it.  It had a nice roll out on all my putts and looks great on carpet greens.
D.
Ryan “Big Wood” broke the bank with the purchase of his swanky  Allen Edmonds Heritage golf shoes.  I’ll have to admit I was envious… They are a classy and gorgeous shoe.  White with chili wingtip accents and a Butyl water-resistant leather sole, he says they felt like walking on clouds.  He even went as far as saying those shoes helped shave a couple strokes off his game.  Hmmm…  he started to sound like an Air Jordan commercial. “It’s gotta be the shoes!”
E.
I decided to save cash and not go the Allen Edmonds route.  I went Puma.  The
PUMA Men’s Faas Lite Mesh Golf Shoe.  They fit like a glove but stay light and airy…
which keeps my feet quite comfortable and the were only $49.99 on amazon.  Just don’t wear them in rainy weather, you’ll thank me later.
Features include
• Breathable mesh golf shoe featuring transluscent formstrip overlay and zero drop
• CoolCELL breathable design
• Resilient FaasFoam+ comfort midsole
• EverTrack high-abrasion outsole
• SmartQuill spikeless traction with directional grip
F.
Scooter McGavin went with Footjoy Freestyle Golf Shoes.  Scooter had nothing but good things to say.  “I’m on my feet all day at work and these shoes are like a foot vacation!” We all thought they looked pretty awesome and they suit him well because he is usually one of the better dressed golfers of M.G.A
Features include
• mesh
• Athletically inspired design equips golfers with a blend of comfort and mobility
• Lightweight performance mesh uppers deliver comfort, breathability and waterproof durability
• Tongue-Lok instep grip ensures additional slip resistance in a key location underneath tongue
• InnerSok system offers an Achilles pad for additional support and comfort in the heel counter
• Xtra-Thick shock absorbing Fitbed with HeelLok provides superior comfort and slip resistance
• SoftMax molded rubber utilize Pulsar Cleats to generate unprecedented grip

Tony “Escopeta vs Golf Ball

Fight on “Escopeta”!!

Drivers Ed with “Scooter McGavin”

Sometimes it’s a battle out there!

But you must fight on!!!

 

Driver Paaaarty

Sweet Detroit Lions ball too!!

Ryan “Big Wood”finds the hole

M.G.A at Glen Oaks Country Club

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Glen Oaks Country Club Review

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Farmington Hills, Michigan – This week M.G.A visited Glen Oaks Country Club.  http://www.destinationoakland.com/parksandtrails/golf/glenoaks/Pages/default.aspx
Located on 13 mile road this course is easy to access being so close to 96 freeway.  It can be misleading though with google maps, it sends you to the other side of the course.
Rates are 18 holes for $29 M-F and weekends are $33 including cart .  We felt it was a touch over priced but we must be paying for the greens upkeep because they were amazing!  The staff is cordial and the starter was quite relaxed and helpful to get us off to the tee box even with the mad rush in the morning.  Approaching the first hole which is across a quaint country bridge we could see it was a simple par 4, straight and wide open which is perfect for our game early in the morning.  It also helps because… unfortunately there is no driving range available at this course.  The course is spacious and open so you probably wont lose any golf balls which is a bonus but sometimes we like the visuals of lots of foliage and trees.  The greens were gorgeous and pristine which we were all in awe of.  The speed of the greens seemed to be on the quicker side.  A group favorite is the 6th hole par 3 where the green is on a serious incline which is a playful challenge to putt on or across from our experience.  Just don’t get frustrated if the putt just keeps rolling… we warned you.  At the turn we stopped at the clubhouse where we grabbed some food and drinks.  Ingrid was pleasant and bubbly when engaged in conversation.  The clubhouse seemed satisfactory and looked like a basic clubhouse.  On the back 9 it was much of the same flavor as the front, open and spacious.  Overall we felt the course was pleasant and simple but didn’t move you emotionally with beauty.  What does move you though is the quality of the greens!  Very impressive!  We recommend this course to all skill level of golfers especially beginners.  The openness allows you to recover from mishits and the spaciousness dissipates any pressure from groups playing behind you.

Fun at the course

M.G.A at The Links of Crystal Lake

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Our attempt at capturing the beauty of the course.  Hope you enjoy.

The Links at Crystal Lake Review

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Pontiac, Michigan – This week M.G.A visited The Links at Crystal lake. A place we like to call “ Home Base ”.  Located in the suburbs of Pontiac, we found it to be quite a hidden gem.  Rates are reasonable 18 holes for $27 M-F and weekends at $34 with a $12 cart fee. The staff is graciously friendly and go out of their way to satisfy all your golfing needs.  They were on point with getting us out for our tee time and left us confident that the round would be nothing short of delightful.  Kyle the starter was organized and timely which was awesome!  Pulling up to the first hole which is a drivable par 4 you recognize well-kept fairways and plush tee boxes and quickly become eager to fire off your first shot.  With a decent approach shot you get your first glimpse of the carpet like greens.  Full lush and consistent we all loved putting on them.  The speed of the greens left you feeling solidly in control of your putt.  If only the birdies would have fallen!  A group favorite is the 5th hole par 3 where the shot just requires an easy PW but is strategically positioned between water and bunkers so it tests your club finesse.  The course is relatively open but has a number of dog-legs and elevation changes that keeps you quite engaged and interested.  At the turn we stopped at the clubhouse.  We were pleasantly refueled by the charismatic and happy
bartender Jill.  They don’t have a beverage cart which is disappointing but Jill more than makes up for it with her friendliness and ability to pour the perfect drink.   On the back 9 we were just as impressed.  Many of the holes have water which makes it more fun and dramatic on mishits. Everyone loved the 13th hole par 5 where we could just unleash our drives.   Just stay right of the water.   After 13 is a charming drive across a wooden bridge that delivers you to the island par 3.  This hole is a small peninsula and seems to always give us problems, but we look forward to its challenge every time!  We finished the round in great time playing at a fun pace and when returning the carts wanted nothing more to keep playing…  so… we did!   We highly recommend this course to all skill level of golfers.  Its beautiful, serene and challenging.  You could quite possibly find yourself calling it “ Home Base ” like we do!

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