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  1. 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. 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. 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. 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. Leg started killing me today during my round. I think my downswing is taking a toll on my left knee and everything below that. It definitely led to a bad round for all of you guys to see on Gamebook

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    2. Flv02

      Flv02

      haha I appreciate it guys. I'm still limping a little bit. I guess we'll all see how I do tomorrow morning haha

    3. R.P. Jacobs II

      R.P. Jacobs II

      I've got the same prob, due to 5 surgeries on left. I post up hard & am tryin to get a little flex in it but old habits die hard, haha

       

      The best with it-

       

      Ice & elevate, Ice & elevate

    4. R.P. Jacobs II

      R.P. Jacobs II

      And Dude, don't give Gamebook a second thought. Like Will said, we've ALL been there :-)

  10. 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?
  11. 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.
  12. I can't wait to use it. Here's what they said about data: 5 MB? That's AWESOME
  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. 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. Alright, I'm on. Follow me at Golfspy_Frank
  16. I'm getting on this ASAP
  17. Why Do We Play Golf? ​A wise man once told me that “golf isn't easy.” When I was told this, I laughed. Then, I took my first swing. You could only imagine what I thought after that. I had no idea what I was getting into. This sport, which I started playing 4.5 years ago because my uncle opened up a golf store, has become a huge part of my life. It's on my mind constantly, whether I am thinking about the Tour, my past rounds, my next round, or scavenging eBay looking to waste more money on a great deal on equipment I do not need. When I wake up in the morning before work, I don't watch the news. Morning Drive goes straight on. Want to go for a lunch break? No thanks, I'll spend 45 minutes at GolfSmith , whacking balls on the launch monitor with every club imaginable. And you better believe that I have a live stream of the Tour on my computer at work during Thursdays and Fridays. This passion for a sport, whose concept is pretty stupid if you think about it (watch Robin Williams comedy act on golf if you don't believe me), has started to control my life. So it made me think, why do we play golf? ​These thoughts started driving me crazy just two days ago, when a co-worker of mine, Mike, found out that I have this passion for the game. Mike has a similar passion. He loves the game, and enjoys every second that he is on the course. These thoughts really struck me when he said that he played Bethpage Black a couple of days before, and that he shot a 110. He was very happy about it, and he should be. As a high 90 golfer, to shoot a 110 from the back tees at Bethpage Black is quite an accomplishment. Like most of you reading this, you understand his passion and his love about talking about the condition of the course, his good shots, and the bad shots that just make you laugh. What I want to know is this: is there any other sport where you can play terribly (which most of us do) and love it this much? 98% of golfers never break 100, and almost all of those golfers love the game. They look forward to that tee time, whether it is several times a week, or once a year. They don't mind that they are not good in the grand scheme of things, yet they still love the aspects of the game that keep them coming back. So what are these aspects? 1. Camaraderie – For me, this is the reason why I fell in love with the game in the first place. The laughs, the arguments, the traditions; nothing makes me feel better. I play every Friday at 5:30 with the same guys. Two of them are in their 60s, another is in his 30s and I am in my early 20s. Anyone can play this game, whether they are old or young, skinny or fat, man or woman, and you can play it for as long as you can swing a club. The technology today has also added to that. Just think about the clubs that we are lucky enough to purchase. With hybrids, senior flex shafts, and super game improvement irons, golfers can enjoy the game for the rest of their lives. Golf is very unique in that aspect. Whether you are young or old, just think about your annual golf trips and weekly tee times. You can't help but smile when you think about the good conversations, the great moments, and the great people you have met because of this wonderful game. 2. Relaxation- The sweet outdoors. Isn't it great? A lot of sports are not like that. Whether you are alone or with others, nothing is more relaxing than being out on the course. You all know the saying, right? “A bad day of golf is better than a good day of work.” Boy, does that hold true. To be out in nature, with your drinks and smokes of choice, what can be better? Yes, we all get frustrated sometimes, but you all have to admit, when you get out on that course, you try to forget all that stress in your life and relax. 3. Competition- Whether it be with yourself or with others, the competitive aspect also reminds us all that it is a sport. Whether you are playing a skins match with your buddies, or you are trying to beat your best round, there is always something to compete for. Tournaments are great as well. You all play them, both individual stroke play and team scrambles keep us all competitive while having a great time. 4. Challenge- Personally, this is another huge aspect to my passion for the game. I, like a lot of people I talk to, have been great at every sport growing up. As for me, I played hockey, basketball, baseball, and started on both sides of the ball on my varsity football team in high school. Sports always seemed to come naturally to me… well that was until I picked up my first golf club. This game is extremely challenging, and everyone always has something to improve on, including the pros. I mean isn't that why we all love watching the Open Championship? It makes the pros look like the rest of us. Yet, we still strive to be perfect. No one is perfect in this game, yet we are passionate about the journey to achieve the unachievable. That's why we say, at least in my foursome, “That's the one that'll make you come back,” after that one good shot per round. It's hard not to be a passionate about a game that is so difficult and a game where every milestone, whether it be breaking 100, 90, or 80, is well-celebrated. Look, this article isn't meant to teach you anything and help you reduce your score. I wrote this to remind you all about why we love this game we call golf. Hopefully while you were reading, some great memories came into your head, and it is those memories that will keep your love for golf strong for the rest of your life. Share those stories with everyone, and make sure you remind them about your passion for the game. Hit ‘em Straight. (Thanks R.P. for correcting the never breaking 100 stat)
  18. Exactly what I was thinking, R.P.
  19. I agree with you that the 21* is the loft to go to. When I do my guesswork, I always use the base rule that 3* of loft distance is equivalent to 10 yards. Using that rule, the 21* fits right in there.
  20. Ill wear anything with white pants haha the second outfit is my favorite
  21. I'm BACK! It took long enough...

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    2. GolfSpy WD

      GolfSpy WD

      Welcome back Frank, where've you been?

    3. The Dansome

      The Dansome

      You were here before?

    4. Flv02

      Flv02

      Between school and a new job I've been busy as hell. Glad to be back now and finally have time to play some golf again haha

       

  22. Started my season last week at Myrtle Beach which included a 37 degree tee time and come back this week to snow. Hoping to get out Friday!! I just can't wait until I am done with school for the year so that I can focus all of my spare attention in you guys!

    1. R.P. Jacobs II

      R.P. Jacobs II

      It's great to hear from ya. Hey, anytome that ya put the tee in the ground, it's a good day. Some are just better than others.

       

      Have a great season,

      Richard

    2. R.P. Jacobs II

      R.P. Jacobs II

      It's great to hear from ya. Hey, anytome that ya put the tee in the ground, it's a good day. Some are just better than others.

       

      Have a great season,

      Richard

  23. I completely agree that it definitely doesnt smoke like a number one, and fsav, you hit the nail on the head with saying how it is like Golf Digest. What shocked me the most was that I thought that they did good job with the 2011 edition saying the Alec Bradley Prensado was the best. That was awesome. I guess you can just compare the two prices of the cigars and see the difference haha
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