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  1. First name - Joe City & State - Alpharetta, GA Do you currently walk the majority of your rounds - Yes. 95%. Do you use a push cart now, if yes which one - Yes. Bagboy Quad XL
  2. Play Tobacco Road, Mid-Pines, and Southern Pines in the Pinehurst NC area. All three are excellent, and you won't spend more than 700 on golf and lodging last time I checked.
  3. Chanticleer course at Greenville CC. It is long, and the greens are exceptionally difficult.
  4. Anybody else notice that Taylormade is getting rid of the Project (a) brand ball? Shame, since these are my favorites. They go straight, far, and are soft. Anybody know if Taylormade will have another ball with the same specs but different name?
  5. First Name/City State - Joe, Atlanta GA Can You Play Golf in Dec and January - Yes. I play approximately 4 times per month, 12 months a year. Current Fitness Tracker Used if any - Samsung Health FWIW, I also own and use a Bag-Boy push cart.
  6. Its pretty remarkable the amount of attention this post has generated. I'm glad I was able to provide some insight. To the question as to whether I still use the OW, I ended up "lending" it to a buddy and it still lives in his garage lol. Still think of it as a solid golf training aid though. :-)
  7. I realize this is a pretty old topic, but I can confirm that Rotary Swing completely changed my swing and cut my handicap from around a 12 or 13 to my current 8 (and trending lower). It does not happen over night, and you have to put in the work, but Rotary Swing is legit. The online swing reviews are very helpful, as they pinpoint what you need to work on - much cheaper than working with a pro in real time. You must rebuild your swing from the ground up and put in a lot of reps, but it works. When you hit a plateau you submit a swing video and they identify the issue and swing video you need to watch to get to the next level. I have recommended RS to a lot of my friends and family - I'm a convert.
  8. Joe in Georgia 39 playing to an honest 8.5 Index Hogan Ft. Worth 22 degree - 45 degree (but i don't carry the 22 in the bag). Got them about 3 years ago when they were still in retail stores and love them. Before that I played forged mizunos, which were also great.
  9. First name/home state or province - Joe from Georgia Current driver/shaft combo - Callaway Razr Fit 10.5. Aloila RIPD NV Stiff Flex Swing speed/handicap - 95mph. 9.5 Preferred ST 180 loft/shaft - Stiff/9.5
  10. First name/Home state or province - Joe, Georgia Current wedges - Titleist SM6 48, 52, 56, 60 Short game strengths/weaknesses - I like my golf game like my eggs - scrambled! My short game is the strongest, most consistent part of my game. I have a well established "go-to" shot from the fairway, rough, skirt, and sand, which I further modify depending on where the pin lies in relation to the green and ball, and the elevation I have to work with. I can hit a consistent runner, flop, or medium shot. Also, it may be worth noting that my current irons are Hogan Ft. Worth. Current handicap - 9.7
  11. I like personalized balls for stuff like member guests and golf trips. I take an annual trip with my dad and brothers in law and get customized balls each year. I save one ball and put it in the golfball rack in my office. Good memories when I'm working on something boring.
  12. I'm an eagle by the grace of god, and southern by transplant. Best of both worlds!
  13. 1. Your first name and home state or province. -Joe Hellrung, Alpharetta Georgia 2. Your current set makeup. -Driver - Callaway Razr Fit 9.5 degrees, Stiff Shaft (stock) -3 Wood - Callaway Razr Fit, Stiff Shaft (stock) -Rescue - TaylorMade RBZ Rescue 4wood, Stiff Shaft (stock) -Irons - Ben Hogan Ft. Worth 4-PW, Steel Shaft stiff (stock) -Wedges - Titleist SM6 48, 52, 56, 60. -Putter - Odyssey White Hot #2. - Tracker - SkyCaddy Linx 3. Your current handicap. -10.1 4. Your goals for the 2018 golf season. - Decrease my handicap from 10 to 5. I have taken serious steps towards achieving this goal, including installation of an in-home driving range, a winter training regimen that I have stayed pretty dedicated to, and lesson throughout the 2018 season, which began in February of this year. I have already seen improvement in my game, but still have a long way to go. I play a lot of golf (45+ rounds per year), so I expect to see real results this year as I pursue my goal.
  14. http://swee.ps/FmsuaXmnC I think I get entries with the link. Sent from my VS987 using Tapatalk
  15. Joe - Atlanta GA Handicap - 10 Dream bag - Launcher HB 9 degrees, stiff shaft Launcher HB 3wood and rescue. Launcher CBX Irons 4-9 RTX Tour Raw 48, 52, 56, and 60. TFI 2135 Satin Putter
  16. Well, this can't be good. ClubCorp, owner/operator of over 200 golf courses, has been sold to a PE firm. Not to sound like a tinfoil hat guy, but I'm hoping that the plan isn't to use the real estate on these places to build more houses. ClubCorp has some really nice courses, and I'm sure they won't plow under the real gems, but a PE's goal is pretty much the opposite of a traditional golf club. PE's want to maximize profit, and traditional clubs want to create an enjoyable experience for members. Should be interesting to watch, though as a ClubCorp member I wish I were watching from the sidelines.
  17. This. I once went golfing and had a similar experience. Such a scary day and one I won't soon forget (or repeat).
  18. I bought an Orange Whip training aid at the recommendation of a friend who is a former college golf coach. He recommended it for any golfer that has trouble getting to the range on a daily basis. I took his advice and have now had the whip in my bag for the last three weeks. What follows are my findings after using the whip every day as recommended on the company's website. I have no connection to the Orange Whip company, and am not receiving any compensation in exchange for this review. Orange Whip's Claims The Orange Whip website claims that the whip will: 1) Quickly improve your golf game with 5-10 minutes of practice, which can be done anywhere (8-minute abs anyone!?) 2) Increase flexibility - "the weight on each end provides a low impact stretch when swinging" 3) Increase strength - the whip provides a core workout as well as a wrist/forearm workout 4) enhance coordination - The whip synchonizes the arms and body by making the user feel out of balance or awkward if used improperly. 5) balance tempo - "as the arms and body work together, a natural rhythm takes ove rthe swing. This is how your temp develops, some may be fast or slow, yet always in balance with an efficient motion. My Testing Method I watched each of the drill videos available on the website, and as recommended by Orange Whip made a routine where I would do 3 sets of 3 different exercises using the tool. I did the drills before each range session (either at my club or in my back yard) and before each round of golf. I have been using the tool every day for approximately 3 weeks. My prior experience with training aids is relatively limited. I own a medicus iron and a back yard driving net - both of which I use pretty frequently. My results are purely subjective, and not scientific (sorry MGS). I am basing my review on my experience with the Orange Whip and how I think it has impacted my game. I don't even have hard data showing what the tool has done to my handicap since I've only been playing with it a few weeks. My findings I'll address these claims in order based on my experience with the whip when I used it as directed on the company website. Quick Training Resource - True to the website's claim, I could complete the drills in 5-10 minutes. To tell the truth, it was hard completing the full routine each day because I got bored doing it, but I stuck with it. Increased Flexibility - I do feel more flexible after using the tool. It is a great way to warm up before a round, even before hitting balls at the range. I find myself with a greater range of motion, and don't feel nearly as stiff than I used to when stepping up to the range for warm ups. If I don't feel like carting the tool around, I can even use it in the parking lot before a round and leave it in my car. Whether the tool does a good job actually increasing flexibility over time is yet to be determined, but I can definitely feel the tool stretch out my core and shoulders when I use it during drills. Increased Strength - I don't feel stronger from having used the tool It is true that the tool forces you to engage all parts of your body to whip it forward (more on that below) but I don't feel like I am swinging any harder or stronger than I was before. Enhanced tempo - I have definitely felt an improved tempo having used the orange whip. It forces my hips, arms, torso and shoulders to work together to get the ball back, loaded, and whipped forward. If any of these pieces fall behind or ahead, the weight at the end of the whip lets me know because it just feels wrong. I noticed results at the range almost immediately after starting with the whip. When I swing in tempo I get better accuracy and elevation. Balance Tempo - Similar to the previous paragraph, the tool lets me know when something is out of tempo with my swing. Most of the time I can feel before I hit the ball whether it will be a good shot or not based on whether my body feels in synch. Unexpected Benefit - The whip helped me to find that my swing was a little bit shallow, which caused me to occasionally push the ball right or flip over the club and hook the ball. Using the whip helped me get my swing back on plane without falling in the other direction and developing a slice. I think this benefit came from the weighted nature of the device - similar to a medicus, it forces your body to swing on plane. However the whip really allows you to take a full and dedicated swing, which I find more difficult with the medicus. Overall Findings and Conclusion If you struggle with inconsistent shot shape (as opposed to hitting it fat, thin, or shanking it), then I highly recommend the Orange Whip. I never quite realized how much tempo matters to a good golf game. I had always been told of its imporance, but the OW really helped me see what I was missing. The whip is a great warm up tool, and while I don't think it made me any stronger, I do believe it has made me a more confident golfer with a more compact, unified golf swing.
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  20. Joe, Atlanta GA 9.4 Ben Hogan Ft. Worth Irons, though the set I played before my Hogans was the Mizuno MX300s. JPX 900 Tour I think I'm a good fit on this one. I know Mizuno and I know the competition having just demo'ed a lot of competitor irons. Thanks!
  21. Win a very sweet golf vacation. http://woobox.com/962f75/j1r1lc Sent from my VS987 using MyGolfSpy mobile app
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