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Will A

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  • Birthday 10/15/1984

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    Lexington, Kentucky
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  1. Getting back into the game, I feel like I've gotten my swing consistent-ish enough to seek out clubs that actually fit me. The problem is, I am at a complete loss of how and where to start this journey. There's a Club Champion close enough to me to not be inconvenient, but the just-released MSG driver survey has me doubting they are worth the money. I've also got a regional chain nearby that Golf Digest ranked in the top 100, but I'm hesitant about doing everything indoors off of matts (more so with irons). Then there's the golf coach I've used, but he seems to be brand (TM) specific, so I'm skeptical I'd get fitted for what's truly best for me. Same with brand fitting days at my course. And if I can somehow do it outdoors, how do I do a fitting with "real" balls rather than range balls (see ball test) without sending $500 worth of Titlists down range? But more than anything, I'm cheap. Just about the only thing I'm willing to buy new are the things that anchor me to the ground (tires, shoes, and mattresses). I don't mind to pay for the fitting, but given my skill level, I'd much rather seek out a good lightly used clubs from 2-3 years ago than fork over $1500 dollars for new clubs. (Not to mention the backlog in new clubs.) I know I'm over-thinking all of this, but with a big commitment of resources (time and money), I'd like to do this right.
  2. Thanks for the replies. Life got in the way, and golf didn't happen, but we'll be back and I'll keep these recommendations in mind.
  3. I'll be in town next week, but will probably only be able to squeeze in one round. Short of my pro getting me on at the Dunes, what's the one course I should play?
  4. I'm going to throw a shameless plug for three of our Kentucky state park courses: Eagle Ridge at Yatesville Lake State Park Arthur Hills/Steve Forrest Design with dramatic elevation changes and outstanding vistas, needs to be played at least twice as the visuals will mess with you. The Cullan at Mineral Mound State Park This Michael Hurdzan/Dana Frye track built onto a peninsula of Lake Barkley is a sleeper with awesome lake views. The eagles are more frequently bald than scored. Dale Hollow Lake State Park This Steve Ault course is Kentucky's answer to North Carolina's best highland tracks and is consistently ranked among the best values in the country.
  5. I'm not really sure, to be sure. All it said was "ALDILA ASCENT 46 STIFF." The image displayed was gray (so I'm guessing ultralight), but the specs on the UL for a stiff flex are 48g, not 46.
  6. My 98 swing speed just got matched to a TSi1 with an Aldila Ascent 46 S. I'll try to track one down to try, but this seems like a very odd choice, considering the target swing speed of that driver is in the 80s. Any mid-swing-speeders have experience with this setup?
  7. How long have you been playing golf? What’s your handicap or normal score? I played every day during the summers when I was younger, but basically quit when I was in high school and easily frustrated. Started back in the fall of 2020 and am now hooked. Handicap established at 40, but down to 25 now. I expect it to level off around bogey-golf. What do you love about golf? It's a great escape by requiring focus on a stupid little white ball that won't go where you want it to! What brings you to MyGolfSpy? Do you already know any other Spies? The equipment has changed a lot since I last played. I love the data-driven approach and crave the trustworthy data when deciding what's right for me. Where are you from? What is your home course? I live in central Kentucky, my home courses are Lexington Country Club and all of the 13 Kentucky State Parks courses. What are the best and worst things about golf in your region? Great variety of courses and turfs, year-round golf is possible, the humidity can be hell, though! What do you do for a living? Deputy Commissioner of the Kentucky Department of Parks (also, a recovering attorney) How’d you pick your user name? It's my name...?
  8. I'm getting back into golf after laying off for a decade and a half. Sitting on a 25 HI, but it's dropped rapidly from 40. I imagine I'll level off around bogey golf. As always, consistency in ball-striking is my downfall. On to What's In My Bag! Driver: Titleist 915D3 3W: Titlist 917F3 Irons: Taylormade SpeedBlade (4-AW) Wedges: Cleveland RTX3 56-8 Taylormade Milled Grind 60-10 (the only new-to-me club in my bag) Putter: Wilson blade (it's something ancient, but I'm averaging 34 putts per round) Balls: Pro V1 Bag: Srixon stand
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