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  1. 1.5 years now, I was laid off due to an impending merger no one outside of upper management knew about. We have been frugal and my wife has a good job,more than enough to pay the Bill's we have. Being 59 I put in 100's of resumes, did many interviews but have had no luck. I mark it up to my age and companies preferring 30 somethings who will work for less. In the meantime, I played a minimum of 3 times per week, often 4. I enjoyed golf and renovated 3 rooms in the house. I also opened a handyman business that keeps me in golf money. I'm still casually looking for a job, but being productive in other ways, renovating rooms 4 and 5 now. I'm down to two rounds a week due to poor winter weather, but spring is here in Texas so the golf will increase again. Sent from my SM-G950U using MyGolfSpy mobile app
  2. My strategy, in most cases, is to play safe and hit it where the trouble NOT. And I usually calculate that on best shot, not average shot. EX: if theres trouble at 270, I hit 3 wood because a good driver puts me in trouble. If sand is 135 (heavy 9 iron) i hit 8 and may be over but not in the sand. Hit my clubs to their known distances. Tee shots, I try and leave my best shot, 85 yards with sand wedge which is high and stops quickly. I'll hit what I need to to get to that distance on par 4s and second shots on par 5s (if not close enough to make the green in 2). I layup in a safe spot rather than go for the gusto and try and hit the hero shot. 9 out of 10 times, I'm in trouble trying to hit the great shot. 2 putts are better than 3. I lag rather than go at the stick on long putts. If im short sided, I hit to the big part of the green rather than at the stick. So, as you read, and as I type, I try and be great at course management. I generally win money for top 3, closest to hole, and skins in the tournaments I play. I'm not a great golfer, just an older guy who loves the game. I play to an 11. Maybe I'd be better if I took more chances. I know I'm worse when I have not followed my "plan". Sent from my SM-G950U using MyGolfSpy mobile app
  3. Jeff, Texas GP Tour wrap SNSR 104 Sent from my SM-G950U using MyGolfSpy mobile app
  4. Sketchers Gogolf shoes are great. I've used them for the last two years waking +/- 100 rounds. Comfortable, walkable, supportive. I have some back issues relating to previous surgery and changing heel heights in shoes creates pain. Consequently, I need golf shoes that are very similar to my daily shoes. Sketchers are the only ones that work for me and I've tried every brand. Sent from my SM-G950U using MyGolfSpy mobile app
  5. Jeff, Texas 11 hdcp, 98 swing speed Currently play Ping G, 9 degree I'd like to test the 410 plus Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
  6. Jeff Texas Ping G, 9.0, project x lz 5.5 Fit for Epic, not fit for this one Sent from my SM-G950U using MyGolfSpy mobile app
  7. I watched Jack in an instructional video. His statement was he would use a putter 11 times out of 10 when he could ( discussing pitch and run/ chips from around the green) If it's good enough for him, well who am i Sent from my SM-G950U using MyGolfSpy mobile app
  8. Jeff Houston TX 10 716 AP2 with Kuro Kage 80 g regular graphite I210 Sent from my SM-G950U using MyGolfSpy mobile app
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    TrueGolfFit

    I ponied up and ping g400 lst and wilson c300 were recommended. And, in the nature of using the tool as it was recommended, as an "off the shelf tool, I did the following. I went to PGASS and hit both. The c300 was pitiful. I knew it would be as I hit it previously and didn't like it. Though 10 degree stiff was recommended for me I hit multiple configurations. NADA. then the helpful sales lady helped me with the ping lst. Hit the 10, the 8.5 in stock stiff, xtorsion stiff, stock regular. I hit and logged 36 drives with the ping lst. LONGEST drive was 237, average about 218. As reference, in 367 drives that I've tracked on my ping G 9 degree, my driving average is 241. I use project x LZ 5.5. Then, to test other ping configurations, I went to GG and tracked another 60 drives using lst, max and again, none were to my average. Sent from my SM-G950U using MyGolfSpy mobile app
  10. Jeff Texas 10 cap I use swing by swing with looper subscription to track shots by club. Sent from my SM-G950U using MyGolfSpy mobile app
  11. Jeff Texas Ping I-25, 5-gap, Ping stiff graphite 150yds, 7 iron Sent from my SM-G950U using MyGolfSpy mobile app
  12. Jeff, Texas Ping g400 sft 10 degree, project x lz 98-103, 10.3 9.5 tensei CK orange, regular Sent from my SM-G950U using MyGolfSpy mobile app
  13. Just bought the ap2s this season and am thrilled with them also. Good luck and good golf. Tried the steelfiber stiffs and they were too stiff for me and I'm a big guy Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
  14. Jeff, Texas Ping glide, 50, 56 Strengths: partial shots Weaknesses: pitch and run, bunkers 10.3 cap Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
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    The 5 wood

    5 wood is one of my most often used clubs. I use it instead of a 3 wood. It's more reliable, goes 215, and can hold a green. I also carry a 5 and 6 hybrid. Gaps then are 170, 185, 215, 240 (driver). Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
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