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geopaas

 
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    Los Angeles
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    Uh, golf!

    And music, books, movies.
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    geopaas

  2. I will start to follow PGA rules when I start to play PGA golf. Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  3. George P. - Los Angeles Committed walker Calloway stand bag (Also a writer!) Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy mobile app
  4. Producer of film, television, web series. Sent from my iPad using MyGolfSpy mobile app
  5. I play four to eight 9-hole rounds per week. I rely on my hybrids, currently a 3h and a 25-degree hybrid. My handicap is 28. Los Angeles, CA. Sent from my iPad using MyGolfSpy mobile app
  6. 28. Working on it. Sent from my iPad using MyGolfSpy mobile app
  7. Hand raised. Sent from my iPad using MyGolfSpy mobile app
  8. Fellow LA-er here on the East Side, and also a new member. Where do you usually play? Sent from my iPad using MyGolfSpy mobile app
  9. Mansplaining at its finest. Sent from my iPad using MyGolfSpy mobile app
  10. I live and die with the LA municipal and county public courses. Every once in a while I'll spring for the well-groomed, service oriented, publicly accessible private courses. Sent from my iPad using MyGolfSpy mobile app
  11. No. Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy mobile app
  12. Unless the course requires it, I never use an electric cart, and pretty much only carry my bag, whether it's for nine or 18 holes. Many of the people I play with love their carts, and I've wanted to try one and put it through its paces without necessarily committing to one. Anyway, my name is George Paaswell I walk at least nine hole four times per week, schlepping my bag on my shoulders.
  13. This is all helpful info, and I appreciate that there is a consensus about custom fit clubs. I also get that there are fundamentals to the game that I need to absorb regardless of the brand, etc. my lessons are from a course pro, I am lucky enough that I can either play nine holes (Roosevelt) or get to the driving range every day, and after four months, I hit the ball more accurately rather than less. My clubs I bought used, and though I like following the marketing of new shiny clubs, I want to be able to become a par/bogie golfer rather than a bogie+ golfer before I spend on some heavy duty clubs. Anyway, thanks all.
  14. Don't get me wrong, I really love my clubs, and so far my new driver feels better than my old. And I would love to have properly fitted clubs, but I'm not willing (yet) to lay out that kind of cash. I want to get better first so that the benefits of custom fit clubs follows my skill level rather than leads it. But as I type this, I think, huh, maybe that's what I need to actually get better. Isn't it worth the investment ... But not yet. But the question remains, can top rated gear be too good for the hands it is in?
  15. Fellow golfers: The TL/DR version: At what point at the bottom of the talent and skill scale is the quality of the club irrelevant to the golfer's ability (assuming a basic level of quality)? The full version: I love this game. I've been playing for four months, finally, and I'm taking lessons and have the kind of life where I can either play, get to a driving range, practice putting, practice chipping and pitching, or any combination of these things every day. As a beginner, I bought a decent set of used clubs, including a driver, wedges, woods, and a putter. All good gear, all felt right in my hands, and all was well. But as I've gotten more and more into this golf-thing, I've also started reading more about it on the blogs, looking at equipment reviews, trying out gadgets, etc. My clubs are at the very very least perfectly adequate. I actually think they're top notch, but it's a very personal choice once you get past the data. My skill level is nowhere near squeezing from these clubs their maximum capacity of speed, distance, and accuracy. And that's OK. I'm still learning. I have a Ping G20 driver. I learned to hit from the tee with that club, and I'm usually more accurate than not, but as I said, I'm working on it. Then I read the review (on this site) of the Cobra Fly Z, and I thought I'd give it a try. I found a used one, bought it, and took it for a spin today. I was less accurate rather than more, but I figured that was just the adjustment period. I'll try again tomorrow. But maybe the real problem is this: maybe it is irrelevant what brand with what features I use, as I can't take advantage of the nuanced differences between them. And like most of the golfers I speak with, we fetishize and love our gear, and we seem to always want the next thing that has the potential to make our game better. But again, I can't blame the tools for my lack of performance. Can I credit them when I get good?
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