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MikeyT

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  1. WOW, Where do i start? First off , I'm cheap. I never buy the latest, greatest whatever they are pitching that day. I have used a launch monitor when testing new clubs but primarily I use it to get raw data (swing speed etc.) I am getting older and have shrunk 1 1/2" in the last two years so my old clubs don't always fit. The shafts are too stiff or the length is wrong. I am fortunate to have a garage full of clubs so it is no big deal to cut them down an inch or so and put on a different grip and they play totally different. It doesn't take much to repaint a metal wood so it looks new if you
  2. I am a senior golfer swing speed 85 to 90 handicap 17 Been playing 4 to 5 times a week this winter in Fla. Love to play different balls, looking for performance without the high price tag. Would love to try these
  3. Heron Creek CC is in North Port, Fla and and we just opened Nov. 1st after a total renovation of all 27 holes. They replaced all the greens with tifeagle ultra bermudagrass and reseeded all the tees, fairways and rough with a different type of grass and the place is in GREAT shape. Last year it was a disaster and we had to wait 6 months to play but it was worth the wait. They brought it back to the original Arthur Hills design specs and it sure looks different. Heron Creek is semi private, so the public is able to play. it. So if you are lucky enough to get down this way you might want to try
  4. Glad to see there a lot of like minded people in here about what is affordable. When I worked I used to pay up for a good shirt and It never failed, the first hot dog I ate would deposit mustard on my beer gut. Of course by the time I got home the stain would have set and it used to really pi** me off. I lost the beer gut and with it my taste for expensive shirts. I am much happier now. Golf clubs, same thing...I finally realized it wasn't the tools , it was the mechanic.I may be a slow learner and dumb....but I'm not stupid (some may argue that point.)
  5. Affordable to me simply means, can YOU afford it? For some guys a new $400 driver every year is affordable. That is not the case with me. I am a shopper. I don't ever pay full retail for anything. Its a matter of what I am comfortable spending on a certain item, whether it be clothes, clubs , cars or whatever. For me the acid test is , am I happy with the purchase and do I have any buyers remorse. I think everyone agrees that paying less rather than more always feels better but what works for me may not work for you. We are conditioned as consumers to believe more expensive is always better an
  6. I am new at this and don't want to overstep. I will be writing golf reviews for the many trips I have taken over the years. They tell me I will have to sell stuff on my site to pay for it (didn't know that when I started) but my intent is to furnish tips and advice for planning buddy trips as well as a review for each trip. There is also a review for a trip to Santee S. C. on my site and I hope to add one a moth. Next review on my site will be Hilton Head. Thanks for checking in...Mike T
  7. Neither can I afford it. I played it once and that was enough. There are so many other courses that are very nice and aren't budget busters. Hilton Head National, Indigo Run, Rose Hill and Oyster reef are some of my favorites.
  8. See you like Harbor Town.. Cooterman. I am writing a review for Hilton Head for my website and will post it soon. Maybe we can compare notes.
  9. Virginia is often overlooked as a premiere golf vacation destination as compared to more heavily advertised areas like Myrtle Beach and Hilton Head. Virginia Golf Vacations and Williamsburg Golf Packages are one company that offer packages that they can tailor to any group. My last trip there, we had 16 guys and no one had any negative comments about the whole experience. Do your homework and be specific about your needs. Chris Hartig and his professional staff can assist you in finding the right courses and accommodations for any size group. They offer up to date information on current
  10. Bear with me guys if I don't answer right away. Slow learner/ still trying to figure out where everything is on this site. Beginning of this summer all I could do on a computer was answer emails and play video slots-
  11. Hi Cooterman.. Good friend from Akron/Canton here at Heron Creek..Don Bourne--Know Him???
  12. Hi Folks: One of my FAVORITE places for a golf buddy trip is Santee National Golf Club in Santee, S. C.... WHY? I think it is one of the best set up places for golfers to stay, play and carouse. The Santee area has a wide variety of golf courses, 17 in all, and hotels to fit your style and budget. Known as the “Value Destination of the East Coast”, Santee offers great golf for the money. Situated along Interstate 95, Santee is also probably the easiest to find golf destination. There are numerous places to stay but you would absolutely want to go with the golfers condos at Santee Nation
  13. Where are you in Mass? My son lives in Newton, just outside of Boston.
  14. That sounds like a plan Fairhaven
  15. Thanks for the welcome all. Nice to be here. Might take you up on that invite to Tampa but now I am enjoying our 27 brand new holes here at Heron Creek. We just opened for play last week with 27 brand new tees, fairways, greens and roughs and it is a JOY to play. They did it right by bringing it back to the original Arthur Hills design which changed a bit over 15 years. I'll be here until May so we'll have to get together sometime. In May its back to Nazareth, Pa which is 60 miles North of Philly. Hope I killed two birds with one stone there by answering like that. Anyway, its nice to be here.
  16. Hi All. Just came across this awesome site and thought I'd give it a shot. First time doing this. My name is Mike Takacs and I'm a snowbird. Live on PA 6 months and here at Heron Creek CC in North Port Fla for 6 months. I was bored in retirement and thought I'd start a website for something to do. What a dummy, I'm not bored anymore- Been traveling to play golf over 35 years and looking to "hook up" with like minded people. Like many old farts, I;m a slow learner but I am looking forward to learning how to navigate around this site. Thanks for listening...LATER...Mike T
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