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TTCarrera

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  1. I just bought this one and love it. Paid an extra $15 for 2nd day air UPS. I move one of the cars out to the driveway and use it up in the garage Easy to assemble the first time. And takes less than 60 seconds to partially break it down and lean against the side of the garage wall so I can park the car back in the garage. https://galileosports.shop/products/galileo-golf-nets-golf-hitting-net-training-aid-driving-pop-up-automatic-ball-return-for-backyard-driving-with-target-carry-bag-8x7x7ft-gg07bk-的副本
  2. How long have you been playing golf? What’s your handicap or normal score? Played as a kid growing up in upstate NY. But playing seriously about 30 years. I'm now about to turn 72. My Index is currently 7.4. What do you love about golf? The camaraderie is great. But most special is the occasional chance to play all by myself early in the morning or early evening. Just walk off the patio to the 14th tee and hit it. What brings you to MyGolfSpy? Do you already know any other Spies? Don't know any other Spies. But came to research equipment and ideas. Where are you from? What is your home course? I'm fortunate to live on a great golf course in the Puget Sound area of Western Washington, Canterwood Golf & Country Club. Just southwest from Seattle. What are the best and worst things about golf in your region? Can play year-round. It doesn't ever get real hot in the summer/fall. And in the winter, we have to put up with a little drizzle at times. What do you do for a living? I'm retired; former SVP for a national investment company. How’d you pick your user name? TTCarrera is my long-time screen name on several motorsports forums I have followed since the beginning of the internet. It references the 3 different Twin Turbo Porsche 911 Carreras I've owned, among several other Porsches over the last 44 years.
  3. I've tried EVERY grip in the store at PGATourSuperstore and Roger Dunn. Plus my local shops (Pro Golf Discount and Peutz in the Seattle area). For me and my hands, the best is a Scotty Cameron Medium Matador.
  4. For the first 55 years I always walked unless I was playing at a resort or in the 4 winter months at our Club in the Desert, where riding is required. Four years ago I had my first knee replacement (the preceeding year of limping around the course with a bone-on-bone knee was not fun) and following rehab I started walking again. Wore out the other knee and then 2 years ago replaced it, as well. I'll be 72 in 2 months, played 122 times last year and have a 7.4 Index as of the moment. If you know anyone who has had knee replacement surgery, they have probably told you that the week following surgery is godawful miserable. The 2nd week is just miserable and the 3rd-4th weeks are slightly better, horrible. BUT, following 4-5 months of faithful rehab, you are pretty much almost good as new. HOWEVER, just before going into the O.R. prior to the 2nd replacement my doctor asked me if I had any final questions. I said Yes. "Do these wear out?" He said YES. Depending upon use, they should last 10 - 20 years before needing to come out and have new hardware reinstalled!!! That's it! I now ONLY ride, even though I can easily walk the 18 holes every day. I plan to outlive my artificial knees. For what it's worth, sometimes after a heavy rainstorm and we are restricted to cartpaths, according to my Apple Watch I walk about 7,500 steps over the 18 holds of going back & forth to the cart. On such days, I leave my cart at the clubhouse and walk the full 18for about 10,000 steps. A round fully using the golf cart clocks about 3,500 steps.
  5. Playing with a 35" Scotty Cameron Newport 2 putter that came out of the wrapper with 3.5* of loft. My standard setup is with hands slightly forward so that the shaft angle is leaning slightly towards the hole. I don't actually forward press prior to the backstroke. I just freeze this setup angle, try to keep the hands set and take it back & then forward/through the ball. I suspect that this might slightly, dynamically de-loft the putter at impact to something less than 3.5*, even though I don't necessarily see any bounce or skid to the ball. Should I think about adding maybe 1* of loft to the putter to compensate for this perceived dynamic loft issue? Or am I overthinking things and just focus on my stroke?
  6. Any of you who have made your own DIY set: Anything fly apart over time? Or are they holding together well?
  7. Anyone counterweight your entire set, using graduated weights?
  8. I'm considering adding a 60 gram counterweight to my 35" Scotty Newport 2. My objective is to quiet and stabilize my hands during the stroke. Should I just put it in the existing end? Or should I pull the grip, add 3 inches to the shaft and then install a longer grip so that I still grip it at 35", but have 3 inches of unsprung shaft above my hands so that the putter acts similarly to the typical counterbalanced putters that have been on the market? Anyone's thoughts would be appreciated.
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