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  1. I totally agree that number of putts does not show the whole picture, I just haven't really kept up with all the other stats enough that I could share them. My game has been improving a lot lately, I am hitting more greens in regulation so perhaps I am just seeing another weakness. Golf is a great game after all!!!
  2. My last few rounds plus a sudden urge of wanting to buy a new club has me questioning my current putter. Some background on my game since I'm still new here, I've used the same Ping classic Anser 2 for 16 years now (best garage sale purchase I've ever made). I would say I'm an average putter, 33-37 putts a round. I am curious how much the technology has changed and looking to try something new. The questions I am hoping you all could help with is what caused you to jumped from a blade style to a mallet head putter? Did you stay with it or did you switch back to a blade putter? Finally, any recommendations you all may have for me to try out, blade or mallet, I am kind of at a loss here figuring out where to start.
  3. Thank you all for the recommendations. I'll check these out and let you all know. Maybe I'll be brave and submit a review to the forums here.
  4. It really depends on how compacted your soil is. If it's too dense then the seeds will have trouble germinating and taking root. The general rule of thumb is to aerate then overseed because it give you the best chance of gemination and it helps with weed control. The best defense against weeds in you yard is a having a healthy, thick lawn. Aerating it means you are poking holes in that defense so overseeding helps get something growing in those holes before weeds can get in there. If you want to aerate your yard but don't want to overseed, then I would recommend at least spreading some weed and feed. Just be care what mixture or blend of fertilizer you use, you don't want to burn you lawn after all that hard work. If you want to aerate, overseed and fertilize that's fine too but I would not use any products with weed killer while you are trying to grow from seeds. I have not had great experiences with that lol.
  5. Good Evening Everyone, I hope you all are doing well. Once a month my golf league gets together and plays a nine hole challenge, just to keep things fresh. This month is "Threebie + a Freebie" AKA four club challenge. This gave me an idea for something that we could try here. Each month would be a different challenge, you would play nine holes at your own course and send me your score (gross and net), I'll tally them up on the last Saturday on the month and reply to the thread. For this month we can start with the four club challenge. Select four clubs (your putter counts as a club) and play nine holes using only those clubs. Direct message me both you gross and net scores, also include the par score of your course. Let me know if you all have any questions or feedback. Even if we are spread out all over the globe, it doesn't mean we cannot have some friendly competition.
  6. Heron Creek was one I was interested in trying after a few Google searches. I'll look at the others you mentioned too. Thank you.
  7. Oh man, something I can actually give advice on and others hear have already beat me to it. I ran a lawn business in Florida for 15 years. Try to avoid cutting your lawn when it wet, as other have said this will lead to clumping and a few other bad side effects. If you have to mow when it's wet, spray underneath your mower and blades with Pam cooking spray. This should help keep things from sticking and clumping under you mower. Make sure your blades are nice and sharp, especially if you use a self mulching setup. These cut what is spinning around under your deck numerous times and will wear out faster than you realize. Cutting wet grass will wear them out even faster. As others here have recommended, you should never cut off more then 1/3 of you grass at a time. I think Kentucky Blue Grass's optimal height is 2 1/2 inches. Check me on that though, Im not too familiar with that grass since I'm in Florida and everything here is St Augustine, Bahia or Zoysia. Finally change up the pattern you mow in. Mowing your lawn the same way every time compacts the soil which can lead to three things, an unhealthy lawn, weeds and poor drainage. Hope all these tips help. If you couldn't tell, I love talking about lawn care. Please let me know if you have any other questions.
  8. I'll look into those, thanks for the recommendations.
  9. In about a month, my family and I will be moving to Punta Gorda, Florida and I am hoping you all could help recommend some courses around that area? I'm going to drive down there next weekend to check on our house and try to sneak in a few rounds.
  10. My favorite hole has to be number 4 at Golden Ocala. I think that's the replica of the postage stamp at Royal Troon, it has been awhile since I played there. Followed in a close second the Barge green at Coeur D'alene golf course. There are a few courses/holes I want to play on my bucket list. 18 at Pebble Beach and 17 at TPC Sawgrass are probably at the top of my list.
  11. How long have you been playing golf? Off and on for 25 year, started playing junior golf with some in summer leagues then kept after it until college. I took some time off to focus on school then jumped back in after I graduated. I recently took a few years off when my son was born, now he is starting to show some interest in golf so I am back!!! What’s your handicap or normal score? 12-15 What do you love about golf? Being outside and away from all the Hussle. It's wonderful to only have to focus on hitting the ball (and if your like me off the tee, finding it lol) I also enjoy the time I get to spend with my family on the course. I'd like to get my game to a place we're I would feel comfortable entering a few tournaments, even just a few charity ones. What brings you to MyGolfSpy? I've bounced around a few different forums just reading reviews and topics that I found interesting. There's something about you all here that seems more welcoming and I wanted to take part in the game discussions, so here I am. Do you already know any other Spies? No Where are you from? Central Florida What is your home course? I don't really have one right now, I have a few I bounce between based on who I am playing with. What are the best and worst things about golf in your region? Golf in Central Florida is amazing, unless it's summer. Then it a humid swampy experience, it still beats a day in the office. What do you do for a living? IT Consulting How’d you pick your user name? Stark was a nickname that was given to me a long time ago. I honestly can't remember who started it. And the papa part well, I'm a dad so it was really that simple.
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