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  1. I made an appointment next week to get fitted for irons and possibly a driver. Very excited!
  2. From one of my favorite films. Midnight Run, which is very quotable besides just this one.
  3. Out my way from Atlanta (I'm in Douglas County) we have have a very good course - West Pines, and a terrific course in The Frog. The Frog is regularly listed in the top 10 public courses in the state. I play at West Pines (6800 from the tips) for $41/round with cart. The Frog is around $60. I do agree, though, that public golf around Atlanta is lacking. I really got spoiled when I lived in Orlando for 10 years. You could play a different excellent course once per week and never play the same one twice in a year. All public (or semi-private), and all under $100 (most under $60).
  4. Not found. Maybe a mistake, or Honma saw it and shut it down. Who knows. I even searched and got the same page as you for a result, but still 404.
  5. The first of many showed up today!
  6. Yep. Tracking stats/shots/yards/swings etc. takes a lot of work and brain power that I could use to play better golf. I use 18 birdies for GPS only. I'm not anywhere the player you are, so I definitely don't need any extra distraction on the course.
  7. I wear a "sun hat" as they are sometimes called to cut the grass. My wife says I look like her father when I wear it.
  8. I just started playing again and at my age and with my complexion (just like yours), I'll be investing in a few biggies to keep the sun off my face and neck. As a fashion choice, we could do worse I suppose...
  9. Violinguy

    Maxfli Tour

    Back in the early 2000s, I played Maxfli all the time because that's what my boy Freddie played. The Revolutions were my favorite ball ever. Now, I'm playing budget balls like the Srixon Soft Feel and Bridgestone E12 until I stop losing so many, but with all the good reviews, I might go back to my favorite Maxflis (obviously not revolution )
  10. Obi Wan is terrific. Each episode better than the last. Only one to go I can't wait for Taika Waititi's SW film. Everything that guy touches is gold - Ragnorak, JoJo Rabbit, Free Guy, etc. I have no doubt he will make an excellent film regardless of the story.
  11. I've always loved playing the regional courses the day after qualifying rounds. The rough is high and the greens run fast and true. Even a decent local course is a blast to play in those conditions.
  12. I play almost all of my golf at West Pines Golf Club in Douglasville, GA - https://www.westpinesgc.com/ About two years ago, the course underwent radical improvement and I can say that now the course is in great shape. From the tips it's 6800 yards at par 71. They also re-bunkered the course, the results of which you can see below. Pro tip - don't hit it in there. They are at least 3 feet deep.
  13. Thank you. I did the worst possible thing at PGA Superstore while waiting for my putter to be regripped the other day. I tried out putters.
  14. Nice looking swing with a beautiful sound at impact. How are you liking those Hogans?
  15. I'm rebuilding my golf swing and bag right now. I've used the same clubs (except for driver) since I was young and thin. My swing is essentially the same now that I'm old and fat, but it needs some serious work. After a few tries, I've broken 100 and haven't shot over it again. At my best, I'm in that 85-95 corridor. I've got my eye on 699/699 pro combo set for irons. The BH-5s I'm playing have been solid, but since my swing speed is still pretty fast (100-115 with driver), I'd like to take advantage of technology for some extra yards. This will happen within the next 3-6 months. I'm also starting to eye up their 3-woods as I currently don't have one. After that, I'll be looking at replacing my 30-year old putter. Finally, after some much needed instruction, I'll decide on a driver that I can hit straight. Distance doesn't interest me as much as accuracy. The Epic driver I have now works just fine since I literally have no idea where the ball is going to go. By next summer, I'd like to have a complete bag of clubs that I love. Then maybe a new bag. Yeah, that's the ticket.
  16. James Robinson sure likes them. According to their website, they are backordered with long lead time. They seem like wonderful clubs, but I don't like that you can only get 4-PW. I have no use for a 4-I
  17. Those are simply beautiful. Hope they play as well as they look!
  18. I've recently started playing golf regularly again for the first time in almost a decade. My signature has my current clubs, but I'm on the prowl for new irons, a gap wedge, and a 3-wood. My handicap (not yet official) is trending down. My last 4 rounds (my first in almost 7 years) have been 106, 104, 101, and 97. I feel like with maybe a couple of lessons and continued practice and play, I'll be back into a mid to upper-teens handicap in no time. My current irons (BH-5, Ben Hogan) are fine, but the trajectory is very high. Not to mention, they are 14 years old now. I hit the ball pretty far for an old and overweight guy. Swing speed is usually over 100 and my driver ball speed is 145-155. Thanks for reading all that. Looking forward to participating around here regularly.
  19. Hey everyone! I've been away from golf completely for the last 7 years, but I've picked it back up this summer (not today though because it's 97 degrees in suburban Atlanta). Back in the day (my 20s and 30s) I was a mid-teens handicap, but I'm not anywhere near that now. I got old and fat and it has affected my golf swing big time. I'm working hard to find my swing these days. I'm encouraged because I've played four rounds this spring/summer and they have each been a handful of strokes lower than the previous round. How long have you been playing golf? What’s your handicap or normal score? Right now, I'm in the 95-105 range, but I'm hoping to get back to shooting in the 85-95 range by the end of the summer. No official hdcp yet. What do you love about golf? The courses. I love picking apart the design features of golf courses. What brings you to MyGolfSpy? Do you already know any other Spies? Don't know any, but the No Putts Given podcast sent me here. Where are you from? What is your home course? I live in Douglasville, GA (25 miles west of ATL). I play at West Pines GC What are the best and worst things about golf in your region? The heat is oppressive here. It ain't easy playing in the afternoon between 11-6. I love the variety golf courses and the history of golf we have here. Not to mention the Tour Championship about 40 minutes from my doorstep. What do you do for a living? Musician How’d you pick your user name? See #6
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