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About ChappyEight

  • Birthday 05/09/1981

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    Brownsburg, IN
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    Theology, golf, architecture, IndyCar, baseball

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  1. I realize this is a zombie thread, but I'd love to know how this black finish from Tiger Nick is holding up.
  2. First Name/State or Country of residence: Landon/Indiana Handicap: 13.8 Current irons in Play: Mizuno MP-H5 (5-7), Mizuno MP-5 (8-PW) The carry distance of the your 7 iron: 170
  3. I'm working on my fitness, don't really have time to go to a gym but I've taken up cycling and it's helping me to shed some weight. So, I have a decent winter fitness plan in place. Where I'm a bit lost, as someone who's never had formal golf instruction (aside from a 6 lesson stint 8 years ago), is what exactly to do during the winter golf-wise. So, I have access to an indoor putting/chipping facility and heated hitting bays. Further, there is a new TopGolf going in nearby. My thought is that I would try to get to one of these facilities 3 times a week throughout the winter. However, I'm not sure what to do when I'm there. I'm an 18 handicap and need to work on more consistent ball-striking (eliminating tops/duffs) and obviously a plethora of short-game issues. Cruising the interwebs, I found http://golfpracticeguides.combut it seems a bit spendy. What I like about it is the worksheets it provides because, as someone who has limited time during the week, worksheets would help me stay on point. What do you all think? Any suggestions? Thanks, Chappy
  4. FWCC is very nice. Had a couple corporate outings there. Sent from my iPad using MyGolfSpy
  5. Snell MTB's here too. Sent from my iPad using MyGolfSpy
  6. I'm the same way. Just bought a tiny little hairspray bottle (roughly 3" tall) and keep it in the bag for cleaning after every shot. Takes hardly any time and clubs are always clean.
  7. Sorry if this thread already exists somewhere, but I couldn't find anything in the search. I get ±60 minutes for lunch at work each day. There is a golf academy ~10 min from my office that includes a full driving range, both indoor and outdoor, putting/chipping greens, bunkers, and a par 3 exec course. So, I could practice any aspect of my game that I wish. I figure I could probably get to this academy 2-3 days per week during my lunch hour and so I would love some suggestions on how best to practice during this time. I'm a decent ball striker but my handicap sucks because I'm terrible around and on the greens. So, that would obviously be where my time would be best spent. So, with that in mind, what would you suggest? What would be some good drills to do and the amount of time for each drill to fill the 45 minutes of practice time? Also, should I consider taking a long lunch onto the par 3 a couple times a month?I I've never actually practiced regularly before but I badly want to start. Your input is much appreciated. - Chappy
  8. Appreciate all the insight. It's been most helpful.
  9. (Full disclosure, I posted this on GolfWRX as well.) For those who use SkyCaddie Mobile Premium, I've recently bought the GT2 w/ SCM Premium and went out and played a round today. When I hit "Play Golf", I only got the option to score my game, no visuals whatsoever. The course I was on is listed as having "Intelligreen" and "QuickVue". I'm simply trying to determine if I did something wrong or if courses with QuickVue don't show any mapping during the round. To build on that, I'm assuming then that none of my tagged shots with GameTracker were stored too? Thanks, Chappy P.S. I did an online chat with a SkyGolf rep who told me that QuickVue courses should absolutely show mapping in the SCM Premium app. When I stated they don't, he sent me instructions on how to "learn" the smart tags. SMH. Thanks for nothing.
  10. Here's another thought in the same discussion... Is it bad form to go and get "fit" at a place like GolfTec or Golf Galaxy and then find a club online cheaper? For instance, I'm not opposed to replacing my driver if the head technology is hindering me (2009), but I simply can't spend $500 on a club right now. But, if I could find a 2015 club for $200, that's in my wheelhouse and is still a 6 year upgrade over my current stick. Thinking out loud, I suppose. - Chappy P.S. I realize that my sucky swing is more of a hindrance than my 8 year old club technology.
  11. So, I've never been fit for clubs in my life. The clubs I have now I bought roughly 7 years ago and I pieced the set together based almost wholly on looks, company reputation, my OCD tendencies (hence the same brand throughout) and if I'm being honest, something less popular. (I can be weirdly contrarian like that). That said, I like my clubs well enough, but I'm not certain if they're truly appropriate for me. So, when I say "fitting" what I really mean is current club evaluation and length/lie & shaft recommendations and adjustments to my current clubs. I'm not opposed to, for instance, picking up a new driver, but it will only be used and a year or two old (think $200 range). From what I can tell, most of the places around me have certain manufacturers they're looking to sell and, while they advertise evaluation of current equipment, almost all of them eventually mention finding "the best equipment for" me, not necessarily tweaking what I've got to "fit" me. GolfTec is nearby, a handful of mom & pop shops, and a few golf course academies. So what do you suggest? I plan to go chat with a couple places this weekend, but any of you in this boat, or have been in the past? Now, with that said, the second part of this question moves into which club I should have fit first. My putter is good to go, no need to have it fit. So, really, it comes down to irons or driver as far as which to fit first. I see the pros and cons of either being first, but wondered if you all have a suggestion. Thanks for your time, Chappy
  12. Ah, that would make sense. I bought mine the day I posted this at $389.97 + tax. Haven't seen it below $428 since then. Lucky me, I suppose.
  13. My Snell MTB's arrived today. Can't wait to try them out! Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
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