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About justnred

  • Birthday 06/18/1983

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  1. How long have you been playing golf? First time was in high school, I got more into it in my 20's so about 15ish years. What’s your handicap or normal score? I'm normally a mid 80's guy, my best round was 78, and my worst round was high enough to stop counting lol What do you love about golf? The ball never lies! You hit it true or you don't, it's pretty much that simple. I also really love just being outside and challenging myself to do/be better. What brings you to MyGolfSpy? Do you already know any other Spies? My wife tells me that I have a bit of an addictive personality, so when I get into something I tend to obsess. Golf has been one of my obsessions over the years and I found that reading MyGolfSpy is a great avenue for me to channel my obsession by learning from others to improve my game. Also it has helped me better choose my equipment for me instead of jumping at every trend because it's the cool new thing. Where are you from? What is your home course? I live in Hidden Valley CA just off of the course that runs through my neighborhood. I am happy to play anywhere though! What are the best and worst things about golf in your region? I love that there is no shortage of golf courses and green grass. I have lived in other states where you can be in the middle and still wind up on a dirt patch which is pretty frustrating. With all the green grass we do have to deal with the rain, so there is always two sides to a coin. What do you do for a living? I'm a former firefighter, and now I am an estimator for an electrical contractor.  How’d you pick your user name? It is the first half of my first name and last half of my last name...
  2. When I shot my best round ever, I really just remember my score and a few highlights. Things were just going right for me that day, and even when I would hit a bad shot I ended up fine. I remember trying to cut a corner, but I hit tree branch that stuck way out. When the ball hit the branch it shot way up into the air and ended up right in the middle of the fairway. It was like I was living in opposite land, because on my normal rounds if I hit a tree I'm lucky to find it and when I do it's in garbage or unplayable... lol
  3. Tier 1: Rickie Fowler Tier 2: Tony Finau Tier 3: Ian Poulter Tier 4: Kevin Na Tier 5: JB Holmes Winning Score: -11
  4. Annnnnnnnnnnd you have been one upped! lol
  5. Nope! Mine hasn't come out of the bag in a long time. I have a 3 wood and 5 wood with the same shaft both G30, and for some reason I am able to hit the 5 wood off the tee or the deck with confidence, and then very consistently shank the 3... Drives me nuts, but for some reason I keep carrying the dumb thing around with me lol
  6. First let me thank you for sharing your story, and congratulations on your putting!!! Reading your story hit home with me because I have been known to 3 putt a time or 50, but also because I played in a scramble on Saturday with a guy who told me that he had got his new irons about a month ago and was "still getting used to them". He told me about his buying experience and that he tried several different sets during his fitting, but ultimately and went with the Taylor made p790's. Here is the fun part... He chose the 790's because "they looked the best to me, and if they look good, I will play good. After all, golf is a mental game right?" He then went on to explain that as he hit the different irons during his fitting, he hit multiple other sets better than the 790, but could not get over the fact that he liked the way the 790's looked, so he bought them. (Along with a fancy new huge Taylor Made cart bag because who can get a new set of Taylor made irons and put them in your old golf bag???) The whole conversation totally blew my mind, so I was pleasantly surprised to open up MGS and read that over here there are people who put a little more thought into what goes into their bag. I was just dumb founded the rest of the round as I watched him chunk shot after shot, and then hear him explain that he is "just having a bad day, and normally doesn't play like this." So again thank you for sharing and having the brains to go with what works for you and not what you think is the sexier club! Ok rant over...
  7. Welcome, I used to live in NM as well. I played Santa Ana a bunch, but Twin Warriors was my favorite in that area. There are a bunch of good place to play there for sure!
  8. I'd game the chunky monkeys for sure!!!
  9. The fact that the projected cut line is +6 is blowing my mind, and at the moment there are only 3 players under par. I mean Rory shot an 80, which means I would most likely be somewhere north of 120. Ouch!
  10. Justin California Ping i200-Red Dot- Awt 2.0 X-stiff 7 iron- 185
  11. 1. Rickie Fowler 2. Marc Leishman 3. Tony Finau 4. Si Woo Kim 5. Doug Ghim Winning Score -7
  12. I was working hard to have a score that started with a 7, and at the time the best round I had ever shot was an 81. It seemed like every round I would play I'd walk away saying if I would've done this or that I could've had it. But growing up in a house where dad's favorite saying was "if ifs and buts were candy and nuts every day would be Christmas" I tried my best to suck it up and keep plugging along until I reached my goal. I was playing really well (for me) and thought that it was finally my big day. Things were going great and even my bad shots seemed to not turn out to be too bad. I was on the par 5 17th and 18 was a par 4 to close the round. I ended the round with a Double-7 followed by a Bogie-5 for a score of 80... I went from limiting my mistakes for 16 holes, to hitting a bad shot on 17, and then following that up by hitting more bad shots to try to "make up" for the first one. It was brutal, I walked away with the best score I had ever had, and at the same time felt like I got kicked in the gut. It took me a while to realize how much truth there is in the old "the next shot is the most important shot". On the bright side I did end up finally breaking 80, and now I am on to new golf goals!
  13. I'm guessing they will tell their kids that they walked to school, up hill both ways, in the snow...
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