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Usmcgyrene

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About Usmcgyrene

  • Birthday 02/03/1968

Profile Information

  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    Rome, NY
  • Interests
    Golf, Guns
  • Referred By:
    Self

Player Profile

  • Age
    50-59
  • Swing Speed
    91-100 mph
  • Handicap
    10
  • Frequency of Play/Practice
    Multiple times per week
  • Player Type
    Casual
  • Biggest Strength
    Driver/Off the Tee
  • Biggest Weakness
    Putting
  • Fitted for Clubs
    Yes

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  1. I much prefer to play 18. For whatever reason, I always seem to find something on the back 9 and play a little better. I will occasionally only play 9, but that's pretty rare. When I was doing league play, it was 9 holes and that's when I figured out I wasn't really a fan.
  2. I had my first chance to get these new Vice Pro balls out on the course Sunday. I live in Central New York. We've had so much rain lately, that it reminds me of typhoon season when I was stationed on Okinawa. We had a break in the weather today, combined with the fact that I didn't have to work, I headed to the course. We spent the morning at Domenico's golf course in Whitesboro NY. It was raining when we started, but cleared up nicely as the morning went on. I played the entire round with one ball. At the end of the round, even after ricocheting it off a tree at one point, the ball still looks like it just came out of the package. I didn't have my A game today. I shot an 83 from the whites. I can say, though, that my good shots were very much in control. I normally play the previous version Pro plus. I found the new pro ball to be similar distance wise from my irons. Shot apexes were also about the same. With driver, it was a little longer for me than the pro plus is. I'm probably not getting as much driver spin either. They were apexing a fair amount lower. With the wedges, I played a bunch of hop and stop shots today. The greens were soft because of all the rain we've had but I was still impressed at how easy the shot was to execute with this ball. I was expecting less wedge spin. I don't think that's actually true. From every club, the ball feels a good bit softer than the pro plus. I normally like the ball to feel a little firm, but this ball seems to still be in my sweet spot. My long time playing partner made the comment that I was able to control the ball better around the greens than usual. The pics I'm including are one of me, right after the round, one of a 175 yard 5 hybrid into the green, and one from a one hop stop from about 50 yards. In that one, if you look close, you can see the pitch mark where it hit. If my next round goes like this, I'll be placing a larger order for these Vice pro balls. I'm looking forward to trying this when the course is a little baked out.
  3. So, the balls came today. I'll be working with the vice pro. I've been a previous generation vice pro plus player for awhile. The balls came packaged well in a nice box. There was no filler however, so everything had bounced all over in the box. They're golf balls. No issue at all. I find it funny, however, because they were shipped FedEx. I'm a contractor for the local FedEx. I repair their conveyor systems. I know them well. They very well might have shaken them up to bust my chops. . In my pictures, I have some comparisons to the previous model pro plus. The lime color is exactly the same, as is the Vice logo. The packaging graphics have changed as well as the alignment mark. I like the new alignment mark better than the previous version. I may actually start using it.
  4. The vice balls came today. I'll be sending the unboxing shortly
  5. A big thank you to MGS for naming me as a tester. My name is John and this is my 47th season playing this wonderful game. I'm a former Marine and a combat veteran. Because of my previous career, I've been afforded the opportunity to play all over the world. I particularly loved playing in Japan. Having started back in 1977, I've seen a ton of technology get injected into the game. The equipment is now a far cry from the blades and wood heads that I learned on. I love the new technology because it has certainly kept the game fun for me all these years. My swing is no longer anything like it was in my younger years. I've had multiple spinal fusion surgeries and that has certainly slowed my speed down. The newest technological advances have made it possible for people like me to still be able to enjoy the game. The ball has advanced just as much as any club. They are a far cry from the wound batata balls from back in the day. I'm really looking forward to this test.
  6. My pw and gw are part of the set at 44 and 49. From there I carry a 54 and 58.
  7. A big thank you to MGS for naming me as a tester. My name is John and this is my 47th season playing this wonderful game. I'm a former Marine and a combat veteran. Because of my previous career, I've been afforded the opportunity to play all over the world. I particularly loved playing in Japan. Having started back in 1977, I've seen a ton of technology get injected into the game. The equipment is now a far cry from the blades and wood heads that I learned on. I love the new technology because it has certainly kept the game fun for me all these years. My swing is no longer anything like it was in my younger years. I've had multiple spinal fusion surgeries and that has certainly slowed my speed down. The newest technological advances have made it possible for people like me to still be able to enjoy the game. The ball has advanced just as much as any club. They are a far cry from the wound batata balls from back in the day. I'm really looking forward to this test.
  8. For what it's worth, I've been using CS putters for at least the last 15 years. My only experiment outside of that was a Scotty Golo 6.5 that I put in the bag last season. That didn't last long. At present, I'm playing an LAB mezz 1 max. This has been the best putter I've ever used. I wish someone would have thought of this earlier.
  9. I was 9. In 1977, my dad had a work injury that put him out of work for that summer. He had never played golf before but used it as physical therapy. My Uncle Joe was an avid golfer. He loaned my dad a set of MacGregor clubs and gave him a few quick lessons. Dad wanted a golf buddy so he picked up a garage sale set of clubs that my Uncle cut to fit me. We basically learned the game together. I was gifted my first brand new set of clubs when I was around 12. They were Wilson blades and a 1, 3, 5 wood set that were actually made of wood. Dad also threw in a Bullseye flange putter that I still have. Dad never lost the bug and was an avid golfer until his passing in 2018. I had a military career and brought clubs with me wherever I could. I've had the opportunity to play in some pretty cool places around the world.
  10. I no longer carry a 5 iron. It has been replaced with a hybrid. I have just recently gone back to carrying a 6. My last setup had a hybrid there as well.
  11. I had ditched the 3 wood for awhile and opted for a 4 wood. That was mostly due to me not being able to find a 3 wood that was consistent for me. I have since gone back to a 3 wood. I'm currently playing a G430 max. It's really easy for me to get the trajectory I want. That's probably due to it being extremely low profile. After that, it's 3, 4, 5 hybrids. I don't have enough swing speed for longer irons, and the hybrids are almost like cheating.
  12. Short answer would be too many. I would guess at least 2 dozen. I never carry my bag, so weight isn't an issue. I guess I'm a packrat. I always have way more crap in my bag than I actually need. It's a running joke with my usual foursome. If somebody needs something, chances are pretty good that I have one somewhere in the bag. LOL.
  13. I live in Central New York. Actually, very close to the Turning Stone resort and casino. The courses there are really beautiful and immaculately maintained. They are, however, pretty expensive. There are many nice courses in this area (more than 10) within a 30 minute drive that can be played for around 50 bucks with a cart.
  14. Long term would be a launch monitor. That's a lot of money to get past the wifey though. . Short term might be an iron shaft change. I'm not loving the DG 105's I was fitted for on course. The courses around me are still pretty sloppy, so it's hard to tell for sure. My sample size with these shafts is pretty small.
  15. Right now I'm playing DG 105 s300. I don't think they are going to stay. My favorite of all time was the KBS tour 90. I think it's time to experiment with the tour lite, or maybe the c-taper.
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