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  1. As a right handed golfer but lefty hockey player, I wouldn’t know what to do.
  2. How do they do in hilly courses? My home club is pretty hilly and this is what concerns me most. Worried if electric caddy will pull those steeper hills, especially later in the round.
  3. The July get together sounds fun. It will make me check in more to ensure I get details. January was the first month since March where I didn’t get out once (joined a club for first time last March). Hopefully I can queue something in this month. I think we are having a tournament at the club (Hartefeld) this month. I’m reasonably sure I golfed more in 2021 than I did in my life combined before that (I’m 55). Started March as a 27 index. Ended at 16. Think I’ll book some time with the pro this year to make a push for single digits. would love to try to meet up with some spies this year too. Now that I’m feeling a bit better about my game.
  4. My assumption is that the ones that fly off into the woods are the bad ones.
  5. I got fitted for the first time about a month and a half ago (before these results). Ended up with the G410 LST and have been happy with it. One of the interesting thing for me was that my swing speed was notably slower with the radspeed than any other driver I tried that day. Was sitting 113-114 with others. About 108 with the Radspeed. That plus the actual results with that driver was a quick elimination. Probably would have tried the Tour Edge EXO Pro if I had seen this.
  6. Ron Carnal Kennett Square PA Timmy Armour No 3 (2019) Would love to compare the new No 3 to the previous version.
  7. Getting out already whenever the weather is half decent. Loving it.
  8. Close enough to Delaware . im sure we could figure something out. I did end up joining Hartefeld National, really enjoying it so far. I’m actually going to be in Dover tomorrow afternoon at the speedway getting my vaccine. No time for anything else though.
  9. I think I’m going to get a couple boxes of Snell Get Sum to try after I work my way through the assortment of leftovers I have in my bag. High handicapper, so it shouldn’t take long.
  10. Considering this myself. I’m thinking of getting a set of pinhawks as a proof of concept. I’m a higher handicap, so I’m perfectly comfortable trying out the pinhawks at a very affordable cost. Lower handicap may decide they are not up to snuff I suppose.
  11. I picked up a Rogue draw bias driver last year. Before I continue I will say that I only played 45 holes last year. While it seemed to help a bit in keeping shots straighter, I also ripped off some wicked hooks that I have NEVER done before. I just got fitted for a new (used driver for this year as I decided the draw driver was not for me. I’ve joined a club and plan on getting lessons with the pro (which I also have never done before). I believe that there are surely some fundamental things I am doing wrong (grip, stance, set up) that may help me. In short I think taking a little time to fix the fundamental flaws is the real first step, so I’m back to a more neutral setup. If after that, I think a little tweaking of equipment would be beneficial, then I will rethink it.
  12. I couldn’t find a forum for this type of thing specifically so I thought I’d post here. Apologies if it’s in the wrong place. i just wanted to report on my experience being fitted for a “new” (used) driver at 2nd Swing Golf in Wilmington DE. I believe it’s a chain of some kind. This was the first time I’ve ever been fitted for any club (I’m 54), so it was a very new experience for me. The guy I had an appointment with did a real nice job of explaining things to me, why he was pulling out certain clubs to look at, shaft stiffness and weight, what I (He) was looking for in the stats that were popping up. I was made to feel very comfortable and it was a great experience. After we settled on a winner, he also helped me out by checking the lie angle on my irons and adjusted all of them for me. I would definitely recommend the place and I will be back when equipment needs pop up. I landed on the Ping G410 LST. It was the most consistent (read that, forgiving) for shot dispersion. Had the best club head speed, and came closest to bringing ball spin down to a level he felt would be optimal. Apparently my swing imparts a lot of spin on the ball. Things I learned that I did not know: I have pretty good swing speed. The average with the ping was 113.4. I was getting a little worn out by that point as it was the last configuration. Swung the 7 iron for lie angle check. That was 99.8 avg. My ball spin is pretty high with a driver. Avg with the ping was 3430. And that was the lowest among the drivers tested. He said I should look at some low spin balls to test. I’m in horrible shape, I need the massage chair today. Hopefully if I can get out as much as I am planning this year, conditioning will improve. Lie angle was off 1.5 degrees. Hoping that my iron play is more consistent now that I have proper angles. All that said, it’s my short game that I want to work on more than anything, planning on connecting with club pro to help out (that will also be a first). Overall it was a good experience and I feel like I was well served. Very much looking forward to this season. If it goes as planned, I may golf more this year than the previous 40 years combined.
  13. I have a bunch of Costco 3-piece and Callaway hex tour soft (also from Costco) sitting on the shelf to try this year. So let’s see, I have at least six dozen combined. Should get me through the first month....
  14. Thanks. I had a question written down similar to that, but talking with someone other than the membership director about it is a great idea. Thanks for the input.
  15. How long have you been playing golf? What’s your handicap or normal score? I guess technically I’ve been playing for close to 40 years (I’m 54), but I don’t think I’ve ever played more than a handful of times in any given year and I’ve gone long stretches of years where I haven’t played at all. Played 2.5 times last year. Typical score would be mid 90s to low 100s depending on difficulty of course. What do you love about golf? I like getting outside in a nice setting. I also like hitting something very hard and watching it go a long way. What brings you to MyGolfSpy? Do you already know any other Spies? I discovered this site a couple years ago when I decided I wanted to try to golf more again. I suppose it’s possible that I know people here. But I’m not aware of it Where are you from? What is your home course? I moved to Kennett Square back in September and this is a new area for me. Grew up in Norristown, but the last 20+ years we lived in Lansdale area. I don’t have a home course, but I am exploring joining a club around here. I’m hoping that will get me out more, and also find some people I can play with regularly; which I really haven’t had and has been an impediment to me golfing more than I have. I’ll be touring Hartefeld this weekend What are the best and worst things about golf in your region? Difficult for me to say since I’m new to my area, and I simply haven’t golfed much in general to form those opinions about the region. But from a big picture point of view, I guess the same answer to both. Trees. What do you do for a living? I work in Regulatory Affairs in the pharmaceutical industry. Change in companies (I now work in Wilmington) was the cause for my move to KS How’d you pick your user name? it’s an old college nickname that I keep for forums.
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