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ColoradoFife

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  • Birthday 09/23/1984

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    Littleton, CO
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    Golf, Hiking, Backpacking, and Fly Fishing
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  1. I go to the driving range about 3-4 times a week, since I can get away for a few hours but not always for a full round. I have been curious on how much a launch monitor can truly help my game. Accordingly, I am very interested in this testing opportunity, particularly getting the feedback through the Coach Connect component.
  2. This is a great idea. I would like to see irons and wedges added to this concept.
  3. I like the idea of a multi lie driving range. If we have any engineers in the forum, maybe they can create a driving range hitting mat that can be programmed for multiple lies. I would like to see more technology introduced into outdoor ranges.
  4. I support more blind testing opportunities. I like the idea of being surprised about new equipment or a new ball without any preconceived biases.
  5. I picked up golf a few years ago as a hobby after the birth of my first child. Before I started playing, I was an avid fly angler and spent most of my free time on the water. However, after my children were born I had less time to spend a day in the mountains fishing Colorado's amazing clear waters. As a result, I decided to find an activity that still got me outside but didn't require a long drive and I can be home within a few hours. Thank you to the golf gods for showing me this amazing game. My first set of clubs were the Callaway Strata. I spent many hours at the range learning how to develop my swing through countless YouTube videos. After a year, I bought a iron set from an estate sale and bought a new driver, wedges and a putter. Within three years, I have been able to hit my irons straight and pure and drive the ball a good distance. My shortfall is my short game and course management. Because I never grew up playing golf and only picked up the game recently, I play a lot of rounds as a single. I know this was a long intro to my question, but I am curious about everyone's experience playing as a single or playing with a single. I am always conscious about not ruining my playing partners game. I try to be friendly without trying to be there new best friend, help look for lost balls, and keep up the pace of play (I am a relatively fast golfer that probably needs to slow down). Recently, I played with a single and a group of two. From the start of the round, the single was a jerk to the golf shop employees by being upset about the increase in cost. During the round, he always seemed to try to show off but failed miserably. He decided to play from the tips when everyone else was playing one tee up. His drives were all over the place and always wanted to tee up another ball. He loved to offer unsolicited swing advice and get incredibly mad at his own poor club selection or bad swings. With that said, I wanted to check with the forum about their good and bad experiences as a single or playing with a single. This will help me become a better playing partners for all those groups of three that see the dreaded single walking up to the first tee.
  6. I like to use my puttout on the practice green to setup on unique lies. This is even more true in the winter when my local course doesn't have cups placed.
  7. At what speed do you start loosing distance from a regular flex shaft for a driver? Also, a specific app for mygolfspy would be wonderful that includes all the articles, reviews and forums. Maybe include a course GPS function and develop virtual challenges/virtual tournaments with MGS members.
  8. I have been using the putt out system for a few months now with an off brand mat. It has helped improve my speed and identify line path. The best thing I have done was take the putt out to the practice green and set on unique lies rather than using the placed holes. I would be curious how the additional items will help with putting the ball starting on a straight line.
  9. I bought the wedges and have really enjoyed them, so much it made me pull the trigger on the balls and putter. With the putter, you really need to buy the additional weight set. I have been impressed with the kirkland golf line. For a casual player that hopes to become more regular, the products have worked for my game. I would agree with earlier in this post that the leading edges are sharp and tends to dig, but I see that as a swing problem rather than equipment.
  10. Stretching has been a substantial improvement on my overall health, game and wellbeing. I stretch every night and perform additional stretches the day before a round. Stretching has helped with stiff joints and pain, but the biggest improvement has been the substantial amount of weight I loss. But for the days that I cannot outstretch joint stiffness, I find that CBD works well. It was my father that introduced me to CBD after he started taking it for joint pain developed after beating cancer.
  11. I am all for rangefinders at PGA Tour events. I wish they would get on board.
  12. @garyt1957 While you are probably right, I don't think I will ever stop swinging for the bleachers. It is too rewarding when you connect and hit that long ball. I just need to accept that my score will never improve. However, I feel like I am getting much better with recovery shots and scrambling.
  13. It is according to what my plans are. If I am playing a round with friends, I look for a new course, i.e. limit that home course advantage. I have one friend that will only play his home course, which is due to being within walking distance and his love for drinking. However many he drinks, he knows that course better than anyone and always shoots a good score. If I playing as that dreaded single, which I do 85% of the time (I love playing the first tee time of the day), I will find a course close to home with one course being my preference as a home course. When my children get older, I hope to take more golf vacations and try to new courses. Lately, I have been getting into the architectural aspects of a golf course. With that said, I will probably join a CC when I am able to play multiple times a week. I like the ideal of a community of golf and knowing your playing partners when you walk up as a single.
  14. Putting has always been my weakness. It is the consistency that I lack. One day I am sinking every putt and the next it is 3 putt hell. I would be curious to see how the fitting with the Edel putters would work.
  15. Thank you everyone for the information. I have been sold on the differences between athletic and golf shoes. Also, I just saw that review on Jordan Spieth's spikeless golf shoes. I have some research to do to find my next golf shoe.
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