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  1. Full set (4-PW) of LEFT HANDED 2020 TM P770 that have about 8 rounds on them and that's it (only 1 range session on them too, because I don't practice as much as I should...) Club details: Left-handed 4-PW Standard length, lie, loft KBS $-Taper Lite, Stiff shafts MCC+4 Red/Black grips Purchase and sale details: I'm open to offers - Generally I'm looking to get around $1000 since this is a $1300 setup brand new and they've hardly been used Will ship to continental US The story: Basically, I bought these without doing a true fitting from my local superstore because I thought I was better than I am and they look beautiful. I was then gifted a proper fitting (club champion) around the same time these finally arrived (July 2020) and when I finally went in September the fitter recommended I strongly consider using a different setup that fit my swing better and it turns out he was right. So I played a few rounds with these to end the summer and give them a shot, they really do look great, feel great, and perform when you hit them anywhere close to how you're supposed to, but ultimately not the sticks for me long term. So here we are. Basically new irons that I want to get good value back for and I thought I would try here before letting eBay take 10% from me.
  2. Some really great advice here - some repetition here, but my 2c as a long time 5-8 hdcp, who has been as low as a 2. There was no aha to get there, but as many said, eliminating the big numbers and go get properly fit for your irons, it matters. That said, even when I'm not hitting it well, I can usually guarantee a ceiling on my rounds in the mid 80's at worst because of a few things that I focus on: wedges at LESS THAN a full swing - could I hit my PW 145? sure, but on the course I rarely hit it over 130 bc I find when I have smooth tempo & 90% effort on my PW-LW, I hit the green from on/off the fairway A LOT more and that is huge short game/bunkers - you don't have to become Jordan Speith, but if you can always get it on the green in 1 shot, you'll avoid big numbers my rounds usually go from high 70's to mid 80's depending on how I get off the tee that day, which comes and goes, but the short game keeps me from reaching the 90's stick to your shot shape unless you absolutely have no other choice - my best rounds come when I see that the shot requires a cut into that back pin and then ignore it and hit my standard draw into the middle of the green, trust is huge, and I trust my draw course management (no stupid risks just because you hit a bad shot before this one) having fun and not being too serious, laugh at your bad shots - I play a lot better when I have a cigar and enjoy the views. Even if I swear when I hit a bad shot, it bothers me for those few seconds and I move on.
  3. In that same general area - anyone here played Webhannet GC in Kennebunk? I got invited to go up and play there this coming weekend. Curious how it is or what their practice setup is like. Seems shorter looking at the scorecard (~6100 tipped out).
  4. @Lacassem Reading this felt like you were describing my current struggles exactly, with nearly identical handicap and goals! I feel like I'm constantly just off directionally (to both sides, unfortunately) on my approach with basically all irons...and having to chip to get up and down. Hard to get the handicap down when you're scrambling for par, making a lot of bogeys, and not many birdies. But it never ceases to be fun to keep trying haha. Lag putting has killed me too when I have actually hit greens and been 30+ ft away. I feel like I leave myself 6+ ft a lot and am not making those at the clip I should. Would welcome any good lag putting visuals/tips people have found helpful!
  5. FYI - their is a big Father/Son golf tournament that weekend in MB (July 15-17) with something like 400+ golfers across the three rounds and spread over 8 or so courses (Thurs-Sat) so you might have a crowd competing with you for tee times (or dinner). Do you know where you're planning to play? My parents are retired down there and live in Barefoot - some really great courses up North. We go down to visit at least once a year, usually in May when it isn't 100+ degrees
  6. Very excited to participate in this, thanks to those who reposted the OP so I could figure out how to navigate there in the app. It's always the fault of the putter, not me, so excited for a chance to put a new stick in the rotation!
  7. Let's hope that putting this down in writing helps make it real! Overall: Play more than 20 rounds (and hopefully at least 1 with some new friends from here) Break 80 on 25% of rounds (~15% last season) Specific (love the Grint stats): Avg GIR > 10 (currently 7.2) - I think a lot of this is mental approach and club selection for me Avg Putts < 31 (currently 32.4) - lag putting needs to improve a lot Avg penalty strokes / round < 2 (currently 3.4) - I've been SO inconsistent off the tee the last few years and when it misses, it's usually a big miss
  8. Thanks! I'm in Woburn, MA currently. Most days I'd say anything short of an hour drive is reasonable for a quality 18. Most of the public courses nearby seem to only be 9 holes, which is fine for the weekday jaunt. I'm probably 40 minutes from Red Tail, but mostly highway so it's easy going. I've heard good things about the NH options just over the border as well, just haven't gotten the chance to check them out yet. Hoping to get my first holes of the season in at Billerica Country Club this coming weekend if I can get on the sheet. Heard it was an easy walk and not too difficult.
  9. Hi all - I'm excited to jump into the MGS community. I've never been much for online forums or chats, but if there's going to be one worth engaging in, it seems like a world full of people who have an opinion on how to fix my golf swing is the right place to start. Per the suggestions on the original post: I've been playing golf since age 4, so almost 30 years At one point I was just below a 2, but that was short lived and now hover pretty consistently around 8 I directly correlate my increased handicap to moving to NE from Virginia...so much less opportunity to practice & play here I've seen MGS articles online and through instagram this past year and really started to like the way their written and quality of advice, so I'm jumping in! I now live just north of Boston, MA - and am still searching for a good "home course", but so far go to is to drive out to Red Tail GC in Devens, MA My uncle was a PGA club pro and that drove me headfirst into golf. The meditative quality of pursuing unattainable perfection is what keeps me hooked. As many of you know, that singular focus required of golf is so calming I work in healthcare administration and am thrilled to be able to support and create an environment where our caregivers can work efficiently and patients are put at the center I'm looking forward to engaging more on here and hope to connect and get out on the course with some of you in the future! -B
  10. Barrett Woburn, MA Yes, I currently walk about three quarters of my rounds. For almost half of my golf I'm only able to get out for 9 holes at a time during the week I do not own a push cart currently, I mostly carry my bag, but when I'm able to get out and play 18 I typically rent a push cart from the course. I'm new to the MGS community but am excited to get involved. The reviews read like a friend of mine wrote them. Keep it up!
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