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    Rtracymog got a reaction from jbern in Argolf Putter and Wedge Reviews   
    We carried the putters in the shop I worked at for a bit. I loved the look and feel of the original Arthur. I always regretted not buying the demo when we were closing them out. Seems like the 2.0 has a bit more of a flow neck,  but all of their putters felt awesome!
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    Rtracymog reacted to GolfSpy_APH in Argolf Putter and Wedge Reviews   
    I think once ppl see these photos and the photos the crew have of them, they will want to test a lot more. Here is a little teaser.
    And yes I am testing a RH putter, for one I've been toying with the concept and also should make it easier to pass along.
     







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    Rtracymog reacted to GolfSpy_APH in What Have You Built Recently?   
    Toura Set of wedges nearly done with the build. Took my time today and pulled, prepped and cut the shafts. Installed the heads and ferrules. Will do a tidy up on them tomorrow. 

    Grips will be put on as well. 

    Other project is refinishing the set of Cobra AMP Cell Pro irons. Doing the whole thing with those, need get acetone to remove the paint and get started on that. 

    Also have an awesome Star Grip air compressor gun which is amazing. Been fun to use that!





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    Rtracymog reacted to ctg44 in What Have You Built Recently?   
    I posted this in the "What Have You Bought Lately?" thread, but I'm loving the MMT 125TX buildout I just did with my Mizuno Pro 223s.  I hit some great iron shots yesterday, including a 6 iron from 190 yards that landed w/in 1' of its ball mark from deep rough...and fought the wind to stay within 10' of my start line right at the pin.  Of course, I uncharacteristically missed the birdie putt (seriously, putting is normally my strongest area of gameplay).  I think my 4 and 5 iron need some tweaking as they're a bit harder to control the fade spin right now, but I can also send those high and far when I get them just right.  Hit a couple of 220 yard 4 irons on the range before my son and I went out for a quick 9 holes after work yesterday.
     
     
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    Rtracymog reacted to GolfSpy_BNG in FlightScope Progression Series: 2023 Forum Member Review   
    @sirchunksalot @Luisddavila @Byrnzee  did a little comparison quick before league tonight. Wanted to do more but the guys we were playing were totally hammered and I didn’t want them stepping on it or something.  
     
    Definitely se the silver dots.  
    I didn’t have any with me as I forgot them but I did use the RCT balls(not meant for the regular Mevo) and there was small discrepancies across the board.  Obviously lighting and what not can affect this. 
     
    My suggestion is to “borrow” a range ball or 2. Put a dot on your normal ball, 1 on the range ball, and a range ball without. Compare those in a net to give ya some difference if you want to hit balls without dots at the range.   
     
    Byrnzee your mevo will be on its way tomorrow morning sir. 
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    Rtracymog reacted to sirchunksalot in FlightScope Progression Series: 2023 Forum Member Review   
    It's delivery day for the Mevo and I'm about to go crazy watching the live look at the UPS truck driving all around my area and never getting any closer to my house. 

    I'm hoping it'll get here in time for me to run over to the range and get some reps in with it. We're supposed to get rain tomorrow the last time I checked and wouldn't be able to get out again until Sunday. 
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    Rtracymog reacted to sirchunksalot in FlightScope Progression Series: 2023 Forum Member Review   
    My intro is posted! @Josh Parker has kindly sent out the Mevo I'll be testing and it's scheduled to arrive Friday. To say I'm excited it's an understatement. I was hoping to take it to the course Friday, but it'll probably arrive after I leave, so I'll have to get it out Saturday and work on my first impressions. I already have the app downloaded and am ready to dive into some Mevo goodness. 
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    Rtracymog reacted to Luisddavila in FlightScope Progression Series: 2023 Forum Member Review   
    Thank you @Lacassem message me when you are ready to send it bro
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    Rtracymog reacted to jbern in FlightScope Progression Series: 2023 Forum Member Review   
    Great tips @Tom the Golf Nut! I’m sure flightscope has looked into optimal lighting setups and lighting direction. Might be nice if the information you’ve laid out here was part of their FAQ page or something…
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    Rtracymog reacted to Clayton in FlightScope Progression Series: 2023 Forum Member Review   
    To be honest, I'm here for the + review. You guys are going to get them in a week or so I think I read?
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    Rtracymog reacted to Josh Parker in FlightScope Progression Series: 2023 Forum Member Review   
    Thanks!
    The Mevo has been very accurate and I'm looking forward to the Mevo+ to see what other data can help improve my game.  
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    Rtracymog got a reaction from GolfSpy_KFT in FlightScope Progression Series: 2023 Forum Member Review   
    I know the feeling of letting golf slip away with two youngsters at home! I've got a 10 and 7 year old and I feel like 2023 was the least amount of golf I've ever played. I hope that this is accurate and it helps you get back to that low single digit number from before!
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    Rtracymog got a reaction from Josh Parker in FlightScope Progression Series: 2023 Forum Member Review   
    I know the feeling of letting golf slip away with two youngsters at home! I've got a 10 and 7 year old and I feel like 2023 was the least amount of golf I've ever played. I hope that this is accurate and it helps you get back to that low single digit number from before!
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    Rtracymog got a reaction from GolfSpy_BNG in FlightScope Progression Series: 2023 Forum Member Review   
    I know the feeling of letting golf slip away with two youngsters at home! I've got a 10 and 7 year old and I feel like 2023 was the least amount of golf I've ever played. I hope that this is accurate and it helps you get back to that low single digit number from before!
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    Rtracymog got a reaction from GolfSpy_SHARK in FlightScope Progression Series: 2023 Forum Member Review   
    I know the feeling of letting golf slip away with two youngsters at home! I've got a 10 and 7 year old and I feel like 2023 was the least amount of golf I've ever played. I hope that this is accurate and it helps you get back to that low single digit number from before!
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    Rtracymog reacted to RwsGolf1 in FlightScope Progression Series: 2023 Forum Member Review   
    I look forward to your review.  I would like to see you compare with other sources for accuracy and the ability to pick up each shot.  I have seen with my testing of other technologies that sometimes shots are missed and about one out of ten shows funky numbers.  For instance hitting 75 yard SWs, i seen a crazy number like 335 yards.  The challenges are good as well, I utilize them on occasion with my MLM pro.  I wish I would see more of a range of club utilization as in playing a round ie:  D,7, D,W,.etc.  Lastly, how quickly it connects (using Bluetooth or Internet).  Good luck and I look forward to your results.
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    Rtracymog reacted to JackBurtonsPorkchopExpress in FlightScope Progression Series: 2023 Forum Member Review   
    Congrats testers & testers-to-be. Looking forward to seeing the reviews. I have an Original Rapsodo and if I hit 100 balls, it tracks 35 of them. So, I might be dabbling in the market here soon. 
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    Rtracymog reacted to Josh Parker in FlightScope Progression Series: 2023 Forum Member Review   
    Good morning Spies!  I have added my intro and can't wait to get the unit in and start gathering information and seeing how it may help improve my game by having real data at my fingertips.  If you have specific things you want to see tested, let me know.  
    Intro
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    Rtracymog reacted to Coach Phillips in FlightScope Progression Series: 2023 Forum Member Review   
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    I’m a high school girls golf coach. Would love to have this to help my girls have a successful golf career and know their distances for tournaments
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    Rtracymog reacted to GolfSpy_BNG in FlightScope Progression Series: 2023 Forum Member Review   
    Oh yeah. I can’t wait for this. What a way to kick off the holiday season. 
     
    Congrats to @Lacassem @Josh Parker and @Byrnzee for being selected as well. 
     
    For everyone else still interested in joining us 2 spots still left is an awesome added touch  
     
    Let’s Go!!!!!!!!
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    Rtracymog reacted to GolfSpy_APH in FlightScope Progression Series: 2023 Forum Member Review   
    And there we have it! Our 4 testers so far. Be sure to read the full first post to find out how you could become one of the final two testers for the FlightScope Mevo!
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    Rtracymog reacted to MGS-Forum-Mod in FlightScope Progression Series: 2023 Forum Member Review   
    FlightScope Mevo review
    By sirchunksalot
    Hello everyone! I’m excited to be a part of this review and thank you to the forum staff and FlightScope for putting your trust in me.
    Who am I?
    My name is Jason Bentley and I’m a high handicap golfer. I’ve been playing for almost 30 years and have a stronger love for this game than I ever have.
    I’m blessed to be married to the most amazing person who both encourages and supports me playing golf. We’ll be celebrating 12 years of marriage on the 14th and I’m thankful she’s put up with me that long.

    I play most of my golf in SE TN where I’m fortunate enough to play most of the year. 
    The testing
    I have been looking at launch monitors for a couple of years and just haven’t pulled the trigger on one. I have been seriously considering both the Mevo and MLM2 since they both offer Android compatibility and also seem to provide accurate data. Both the reviews I’ve seen from this thread and online say this is an accurate unit, so I’m coming into testing expecting good results. 
    I’ll be taking the Mevo to the range, hitting into my net, and on the course to compare with the information I get from ShotScope. I’m going to recruit some of my friends to go to the range with me so I can get their opinions on the data they receive. 

    The most important thing I’m looking for is, will this improve my game? If not, it’ll just be a fun piece of equipment.
    What am I looking for?
    First and foremost I want to see if I can use it to improve my launch angle. I tend to launch the ball close to the stated loft and want to lower that a bit in an attempt to gain distance and improve ground contact.
    I’m also looking at the gapping in my bag to see if I have deficiencies either at the top or bottom. I was fit for my current set during the Cobra Challenge and want to see if they still hold up. I’m not going to expect perfection since I’m recovering from an injury and have had to build compensations into my game to keep from aggravating it again. 

    I also want to get true carry yardages so when I go to my bag to pick out a club I'll know that through testing I'll be more likely to pick the right one so I can carry a hazard or be able to hit more greens. 
    If I can see these things, I think the Mevo will become a staple in my practice sessions. I'm looking for something to help me dial in my game in 2024 and I'm hoping this will be something that'll help me improve. 
    If you have any questions, please reach out and I’ll do my best to answer them.
    First impressions
    Like the other testers, I was surprised how small the box was when I got it. I know it's been posted on here before, but it's crazy to see in person.


    The Mevo was well packaged and the presentation was spot on. I believe you can tell how much pride a company takes pride in their product by the packaging and FlightScope did one of the best jobs I've seen. I love the small touches they put in with things like the carrying case and the magnetic closure on the box. That little detail is something I love because I feel it helps keep the box from getting wore out from opening and closing it.


    I like how compact the whole thing is, it's design allows for it to fit easily into your bag and transport it to the range. 

    The FS app was easy to set up and I had it ready to go in just a few minutes. My first time taking it to the range all I had to do was measure out the distance from the unit to the ball, turn the unit on, open the app, and start the session to get going. 


    I still haven't figured out how to use the video function and need to do some research on that. 
    FlightScope knows how to present their product in a way that's satisfying to their customers and I'm going to give it a 10/10 for how well they have impressed me so far. 
     

     

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    Rtracymog reacted to MGS-Forum-Mod in FlightScope Progression Series: 2023 Forum Member Review   
    Introduction:
    First of all, I would like to give a huge thanks to MSG for this opportunity. I have been a member of MSG since November of 2023 and always wanted to be selected for a testing, but I never thought that it was going to come this quick.
    My name is Luis D. Davila (luisddavila). I was born and raised in the enchanted island of Puerto Rico. I al currently married to Monica (20 years this 8th of January) and a father of two teenagers, Cristian (16) and Daniela (14). I joined the United States Army in June 1998 and currently stationed in Fort Knox, KY as the First Sergeant for the 83rd United States Army Readiness Training Academy I am pursuing a master’s degree in organizational leadership. Throughout my career I had deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom to Afghanistan (2003-2004), Operation Iraqi Freedom to Iraq (2006-2007), Operation New Dawn to Iraq (2010-2011), and Operation Inherent Resolve to Iraq (2015-2016). 


    My passion for golf, well I started playing golf around spring of 2021 when I moved to Fort Gregg-Adams (former Fort Lee) in Virginia. I was always surrounded by people that played golf, but I always thought that it was a boring game and not even the fact that I could drink while playing got my attention. When I PCS’ed to Virginia all the friends I had played golf, so I had no other option, but to give it a try. My GOD!! What was I missing my whole life? And then was when this toxic relationship started. I always describe it like that because, man it is a hate-and-love relationship LOL, because I hate days but for some reason I keep coming back to play. Then I learned about Top Golf (bad choice) then my son fell in love with the game. Since he was born, I looked for things that we could do together that would help us bond, but nothing got his attention as he was into video games. Surprisingly he got hooked with the game, stopped playing video games, and was all about watching videos of how to swing the clubs and how to improve the game. He got so good quickly that he made his first birdie before he made his first PAR. He currently plays for North Hardin HS (KY) and Junior PGA (KY) and yes, he beats me by at least 10 strokes and out drive me by 50+ yards.
    I am a high handicap golfer (20.4), but like I said before, I play and shoot 87 then come back next day and shoot 110 (hate-and-love), and yes it happened to me on the Veteran’s Golf tournament in 2023. I try to play as much as the weather here allows me because Kentucky weather it is LOCO! I play most of the time at Lindsey Golf Course (Fort Knox, KY), by the way, I hate it as this course will challenge your abilities to play golf. Also, I like to try new courses, so I have played in Indiana and this 2024 I am planning to play in Ohio and Tennessee so @Sirbe ready!! I am a member of Veterans Golf Association (VGA) KY, Fairways for Warriors (VA), and a graduate of PGA Hope (KY). 
     





     
    Testing:
    As any golfer I want to see if the distances I think I carry are accurate. Every time I am at the golf course and get my distance from my Garmin watch, it is a gamble as I am either short or long, so I want to make sure that I get accurate distance with the Mevo. I currently play with Callaway Rogue ST Max OS (regular flex Graphite shaft) 5 through PW, Cleveland RTX Zip Core (52/56/60) wedges, Mavrik (stiff shaft) Driver, Mavrik (regular flex) 3-Wood, and Mavrik (regular flex) 4-Hybrid. I am planning to set up my net indoors and hit all my clubs to get an average data for each. Then I will take the Mevo to the course to verify the data and understand what conditions impacts the distances while playing outside (hopefully by then I will not be sort or long to the green LOL). Additionally, I will use old clubs, Ping ISI (white dot) to see if there is any huge change in the data. 
    I am looking forward to this testing so if you have any additional questions or any other way that you would like me to test, do not hesitate to message me and I will try my best to answer your questions. 
    MEVO Testing Here I GO!
    First Impression:
    Well as any other member had said, this device is TINY LOL. Thanks to @Lacassem for the quick shipping! The item came well padded (like I said once Safety First, Safety ALWAYS) 

    I will say that FlighScope ensured that you understand that you are getting a Top Notch item as the message on the lid will let you know from the beginning what you will get from the device.
    "FlightScope technology is developed to offer you performance data you can trust in your pursuit of excellence"  - Henri Johnson (Founder & CEO)

    Its size becomes handy because it will not take much space if you want to take it to the golf course. Mevo it is so small and lightweight. It's easy to carry and transport, fitting into a golf bag or even a pocket.

    After getting it unboxed I went and charge it, the charging time takes about two hours which it is not that bad as the battery will give you at least 4 hours of usage. The Mevo is powered by a rechargeable battery, which eliminates the need for a constant power source, allowing you to use it on the golf course or driving range without worrying about electrical outlets, which it is a plus.
    Getting the device connected to your phone through the application it is very simple. At first, I had a bit of issue getting it connected as I did not have the right device in the app as it defaulted to another device and not the Mevo, but after clicking on the settings and selected the appropriate device, it downloaded the updated firmware and connected with the Mevo instantly. In the settings you can update your equipment (clubs) by brand, but not to specific club model. 
     

    In order to get more accurate data you have to make sure that you have between 6' and 7' (more accuracy at 7") from the ball to the Mevo. Again, the instruction's pamphlet will tell you the set up, but the app will allow you to set it to the distance where you have the device. Also, within the settings you have the option to change the altitude, outdoors, indoors (40 yards or less), and pitching (20yards or less).
    One thing that I found interesting on the app, is the players setting. In there you can add more people during your session (stay tuned)  


    I had some Wilson Premium range balls that I will use indoors for my testing as well as Titleist PRO V1s. After setting my net up, I decided o hit couple of balls. From that I can tell you that it was amazing how you get feedback from the device instantly. After you pick what club and the type of ball you are hitting, you do not have to touch de device unless you are switching either. When you click on "Start New Session" the app will tell you "ready" then when you hit the ball, it tells you the distance and will let you know again when is ready. A great feature because you do not have to go back to your phone and click anything until you are going to change equipment.
    I have not played much with the video feature on the app as I have been busy with work (1SG's life LOL), but I downloaded the app and will definitely will try it and give you guys my feedback. 

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    Rtracymog reacted to Byrnzee in FlightScope Progression Series: 2023 Forum Member Review   
    Introduction:
    First off, I want to thank MGS for this massive opportunity. I know that this was one of the most sought-after tests to date and I'm incredibly honored to be selected. This is my first testing opportunity for the Forum and I will do whatever it takes to get the best results possible for this awesome community.
    My name is Connor Byrne - Byrnzee has always been a family nickname and something my friends have called me growing up. I currently live in Chicago, IL with my wife but grew up in Syracuse, NY. My dad has always been a great golfer and got me into the game at a young age. He never forced the game on me, but instead made it available and fun (which is the best way to do it).

    I have been a golf addict for as long as I can remember and this Forum has been a great place to nerd out and get my golf fix between rounds. I joined earlier this year after my brother-in-law @Swood1994 told me about the great community here. I'm happy to say I've been welcomed with open arms and have found a place where my passion for golf is supported and praised instead of diminished. 



    I had always considered myself a "golfer," but never had formal lessons prior to this year. I had found a way over the years to make solid contact with the ball, shoot decent scores and have fun along the way. However, I was looking for more consistency and I decided earlier this year to completely revamp my swing. This lead to a series of ups and downs with my handicap getting much worse before getting better. I'm happy to say that at the end of the year, I ended up with my lowest recorded handicap ever at 9.1.

    Now enter the Mevo test. 
    Prior to the journey to become a more consistent golfer with a better swing, my data knowledge of my own game was minimal. I knew approximately how far I could hit each club, but it was mostly a guessing game. Since taking lessons earlier this year, I've learned more about swing path, club face impact, spin rates, ball speed, etc. that I know all have significant impacts on where that little white ball ends up.
    I had been wanting to get my hands on a portable launch monitor, but sadly it wasn't in the budget this year. When I saw this opportunity arise with MGS, I kept my fingers crossed hoping I'd be one of the lucky few. 
    For my testing purposes, I'll be utilizing a year-round driving range near my house as well as an indoor simulator with Trackman for comparing data. I'm incredibly excited to get data on every club in my bag and get those figures dialed in. 
    As @Josh Parker mentioned already, there are 8 data parameters provided by the launcher as well as skill challenges available. It's incredibly impressive that you can get all of this data out of something that fits in the palm of your hand. Especially at this price point, it almost seems too good to be true!
    I'm incredibly excited to put this device through the ringer and come out on the other side with a boatload of data and feedback.
    If anyone has any questions or would like to know more about how I'll be testing, feel free to comment or shoot me a message!
    First Impressions:
    When the box arrived, I felt like a kid waking up on Christmas morning. The weather in Chicago this time of year can only be described as "opposite of golf weather." Having the opportunity to test the Mevo and give myself an excuse to hit balls consistently throughout the off-season is a dream.
    The Mevo box arrived in a larger USPS box with plenty of bubble wrap to protect the precious cargo (shoutout @GolfSpy_BNG for the safe arrival). The actual Mevo box was pretty small compared to what I expected. I think I had in my head that the Mevo was about the size of my hand... more on that to come in a bit



    I really loved the design of the box. As others have mentioned previously, it has a magnetic flap that helps everything seem secure inside. The mantra of "practice with purpose" and the definition of Mevo on the outside were some nice touches to the overall aesthetic.
    Inside the box, you will find a quote by Henri Johnson, Found & CEO of FlightScope

    You'll also find a user manual, which contains a lot of helpful information as you're trying to interpret what the device does and how to set it up. In addition to the user manual, you'll receive a quick start guide that will get you up and running once your Mevo arrives:

    As others have mentioned, you need metallic stickers on the balls in order for the Mevo to accurately read the data, especially while hitting balls inside. While there are other alternatives to these stickers available, it's nice that they are included in the package so you can get started right away when your Mevo arrives.
    Now onto the actual monitor! As I stated above, I was shocked by how small this device was. I had seen other posts from testers, with them even having the monitor next to golf balls as reference, but for some reason I didn't put two and two together. This device doesn't even cover my palm (and I have small hands). 

    Now the small size wasn't a letdown by any means. I was just shocked that this tiny device can be used as a personal launch monitor on the go. It fits neatly in my golf bag without taking up much room and I can even throw it in my pocket as I'm walking out the door.
    Size aside, the build quality on the Mevo is top notch. The device feels very sturdy and the design is very clean. The kick stand on the back falls neatly in a notch to get you that appropriate angle for setup. 
    In addition to the user manual, quickstart guide and metallic stickers, the kit also comes with a short charger (USB Type A to Mini USB) and a cool pouch to carry your Mevo and protect it from general wear and tear. I threw the charging cord and the Mevo in the pouch and both fit easily. There's a drawstring on the pouch as well to ensure your valuables are secure.

    I will say although I understand the length of the charging cord from a packaging standpoint, it is a bit inconvenient. I would have preferred at least a 6 inch cord. However, it's not a deal breaker as I wouldn't be using the Mevo while it's charging anyways. I can imagine some people with outlets on the walls having their Mevo dangling in freefall or having to place something underneath the outlet to hold it. I could always buy a longer cord off Amazon for less than $10, so again, not a deal breaker but something I noted as a potential improvement.
    In addition, I would've liked to see a USB A to USB C cord included instead of the Micro USB. I'm not sure if the Mevo+ or their other devices will be moving to a USB C cord, but since that seems to be the worldwide direction for future technology, it would be more convenient to not have to keep track of several different types of cables.

    There you have it, folks! Everything that came included in this tiny box:

    I'm very impressed with the overall packaging of the Mevo and the build quality of the monitor. I'm going to give my first impressions of the device an A grade.

    I'm excited to start trying it out and getting my distances dialed in! 
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    Rtracymog got a reaction from sirchunksalot in FlightScope Progression Series: 2023 Forum Member Review   
    I know the feeling of letting golf slip away with two youngsters at home! I've got a 10 and 7 year old and I feel like 2023 was the least amount of golf I've ever played. I hope that this is accurate and it helps you get back to that low single digit number from before!
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