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Flv02

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About Flv02

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  • Birthday 01/15/1993

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  1. Flv02

    So...strained my chest cavity.

    The only way I can think about doing that is by taking to far of a backswing too quickly. Were you playing in a match? I've get major adrenaline rushes through match play and have done too far of a backswing too quickly. I've felt tension there while doing it.
  2. Flv02

    High School Golfer in VA

    Welcome to the site. We'll be glad to support you on the road to your dreams
  3. The most I pay is usually $40. I play all of the private courses in charity tournaments that I don't spend a dollar on (such as Trump National) so I don't feel the need to splurge to get a taste of an expensive course. With websites like GolfNow there's no reason to spend more in the lower counties of New York. There's always a deal of some kind at some course nearby. As far as vacations to Myrtle Beach, I'll spend a little more, but not by much. We usually get a discount so I don't spend more than $50. Plus, with all of the rewards incentives, you can literally play courses like TPC Myrtle Beach or King's North for nothing.
  4. Flv02

    Rangefinders

    Rockbottomgolf.com has some for under $200 that are good. I would recommend signing up for the GolfNow Deal Caddy newsletter. It's GolfNow's version of a daily deal website. Yesterday was the GolfBuddy Gps. The voice one was $99 and the watch was $199 (I know they're not rangefinders but they do have deals on them). I'll post the link so you can sign up/see if the deal is still on: http://dealcaddy.golfnow.com/m/deal/hartford?activeWhiteLabelMerchantAccessByDomain=true&activeWhiteLabelMerchantId=782&isMobileSiteView=false&localeSiteId=1031 They usually have one tee time deal based on your location and one product deal.
  5. It looks like my shoes wore out at the perfect time! I'm loving those grey ones
  6. Flv02

    Letter to all Readers

    Yeah I'm happy to be back. It took me awhile to figure out to change my name back from GolfSpy Frank though haha Now that it's changed back ill be posting again.
  7. Dear MyGolfSpy members, To all of those who remember me, it has been a very long time. To those of you who don’t remember me, I will go into a little detail of how exactly I became a part of this website. The purpose of this letter (I guess you can consider this a letter) is just to show everyone exactly what MyGolfSpy has done for me and my enjoyment of this great game. Plus, for those who have been around for more than a year, I think you deserve to know what the hell happened to me, and why exactly I disappeared from here. For those of you who don’t remember me, I joined the forum a year into my golfing career, when I was still excited to break 100. I was in high school and had all the time in the world when it wasn’t football season. Back then, I worked at a golf course, got to play for free, and as mentioned, had all the time in the world. I was like most of you. I googled some things about golf that I wanted some advice on, googled product reviews, and I always ended up on this website. I posted every day, multiple times a day. I posted about all of my rounds, started book reviews, and basically talked about anything that came to my mind. One day, I opened my PM’s and GolfSpy X had messaged me, saying that he had something that I might be interested in, and to give him a call. This was after I won member of the month, so I thought it had something to do with that. Little did I know that he wanted to make me a writer. I did product reviews and loved it, going to the course every day I could. When I went to college, I still worked at the golf course during my freshman year, so that summer I did as many reviews as I could. Then, my sophomore year began. My university is notorious for its workload, and that started to pile up. My school is in New York City too, which does not offer the most affordable golf courses (or a convenient way of bringing your equipment around). I finished my reviews for the summer and then went to school, where I was told that I would be taking the trip with the guys to Callaway HQ in Carlsbad. I had an amazing time there, and I would have to thank Tony, Matt, Dave, and Tim for putting up with me. It is definitely one of those trips I will never forget. After that, all hell broke loose. Workload piled up, I was working three unpaid internships, while trying to get out and do reviews. I became a broke college kid very quickly. I found some time last summer, and asked X if I could help out again. Being the nice guy that he is, he let me have a chance. That chance is why I have been embarrassed to come back. As soon as I got the product, I was offered the opportunity of a lifetime, and was completely booked. I finally found a little time to do the review, but in order to do that, I had to go to the closest course, pay an arm and a leg, and rush through the round. What happened? The damn product didn’t work. I became so disappointed and became burnt out. I barely played any golf last year. Fast forward a year to now and this is the reason why I am writing this obnoxiously long letter. Right now, I have my own finance practice that is successful in New York City. As my own boss, I make my own schedule, which of course equals a lot of golf. I even have my own launch monitor (well, technically it’s not mine and it’s a simulator. My client owns one and put it at one of his stores and I have access to it 24/7). Plus, now that I have finished my junior year of college, my school work-load has decreased dramatically. Unfortunately, I am not with the website anymore ha-ha. Now that everyone knows the complete story, I am going to get into the purpose of this letter. Like I said, I have been playing a lot of golf recently. I was smoking a cigarette on my porch today and I thought back to this website. Recently, I have been shaving strokes off my game and enjoying it more than ever. As I get closer and closer to reaching my goal of shooting a 79, I realized that every time I play there is something of that reminds me of this website. Whether it be a quick fix I do, a scenario I see, a joke I remember, or something that reminds of me that trip to Callaway. This letter is for the old and the new members alike, especially the younger golfers. This website is going to teach you more than any other website on the web. Not only that, you’re going to remember those tips several years down the road. On top of that, you’ll enjoy the game more, which is the real reason why we play. Plus, the free stuff doesn’t hurt either. That’s all from me guys. I hope you’re all enjoying the game. Keep Those Scores Low, Frank PS: If any of you guys want to catch up, you can email me at fvalentino1@fordham.edu
  8. After using it twice, I agree with both of you. There's no need to pay for this. I haven't used any of the paid features of it; I just view the layout of the hole and use it for yardages.
  9. I got to admit, I really did like the app today, especially playing on a course I have never played before. Plus, I liked adding notes to each hole, just to remind me of things for next time. My question is this: If you don't get the subscription, what do you get with it? Just an aerial view of the hole and the ability to view the distance to everything based on where you touch on the screen?
  10. Flv02

    What do you use for a ball marker?

    Ever since I reviewed the voice caddie, I've been using the marker that comes with it. It's pretty cool. It's got this metallic look and it appears to be either orange or purple, depending on what the light is like. I use it when I'm not using the voice caddie too.
  11. I can't wait to use it. Here's what they said about data: 5 MB? That's AWESOME
  12. Flv02

    Repainted my Covert 3 wood

    Nice job with that. I'm really liking the blue
  13. Hey Guys, So I was on Facebook the other day and an ad for this app appeared. I decided to give it a try and it looks pretty cool. It was released in June, and it's got a bunch of cool features. I was wondering if anybody has used this yet, because I could not find any other threads about this app from my search through the forum. I'm flying down to Myrtle Beach later today, and I'll be using it for my round tomorrow morning. I'll tell you guys how it is. The 30 days left in the trial is for the $30 annual subscription to get all of the features. If this works as well as it looks, then I might be getting that. It has full club tracking , including distance and accuracy. Caddie recommendations on each hole. You can set it to safe or aggressive. It adapts to how accurate you are with each club. 3D flyovers for every hole with the caddie's recommendation. Full stat tracking. Yes, I've been given the nickname Fancy by the guys I play with. It unfortunately has stuck haha Now, you download the course maps before hand (it syncs courses by state), so it shouldn't use that much data for your cell phone plans. Apparently, GPS and data are separate things altogether. I sent them an e-mail asking about data anyway, and I'll let you know what they say. So what do you all think?
  14. Flv02

    Which tee box?

    I'm exactly like Sluggo. I play wherever the group plays which is usually the whites. If I'm by myself, I play from the blacks because I hit my driver 285-305. My scores are actually better from the blacks. When I play from the whites, I find myself with a lot of half shots and 3/4 shots that I just haven't perfected yet. I know I can course manage around that, but for my weekly rounds, it's very relaxed and everybody just hits driver for the fun of it. On the other hand, when I go to Myrtle this week, ill be playing hybrids and long irons off the tee because I'm trying to kick my uncles ass haha
  15. Flv02

    Vessel Custom Staff Bag

    That looks AWESOME
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