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Kevin Kikkert

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About Kevin Kikkert

  • Birthday January 29

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    Grand Rapids, MI
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    Golf, baseball, anything outdoors, Michigan football.
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  1. Kevin / Hudsonville, Michigan In the winter, I putt indoors on a carpet style putting mat in my basement that has a slight slope at the end and 3 holes to putt at. My current experience with putting mats is just the carpet style one I have at home. It has 3 holes with a slight slope and 2 channels behind the holes to catch any missed putts. The carpet style is quick and in no way resembles actual grass putting surfaces/greens. However, my experience with Birdie ball is that I own the original birdie ball golf practice tool/game that I play outdoors all of the time with friends and
  2. Kevin/Hudsonville, MI/United States My current putter in use is a Taylormade Est 79 model TM-180 with a 34" shaft and Super Stroke GT 1 grip. The PING Heppler putter model that interests me most is the Anser 2. I have always heard great things about the Anser putters and would love to finally try one out. The other reason it interests me is because the putter's head design looks extremely similar to my current Taylormade putter. The only difference is the offset hosel. I love the look and responsive feel from a blade putter, so would definitely want to stick with that style with t
  3. Wow, it has certainly been WAY too long since I have been able to update the spreadsheet with a birdie "X." The last two weeks, I have not been golfing my best, but seem to be in a "Par or Double Bogey" area, which is not a good feeling. There is no in between. Last week we signed my wife up for a GHIN account at our country club so she can start tracking her handicap and join the women's league next season. Little did I know, this was going to lead to her "dragging" me out for 72 holes this weekend! We golfed 18 at two of our other county club properties and and 36 at our home cou
  4. I would definitely be in for a 2nd event in Lexington. I am actually thinking about heading down that way this fall for some hiking and golf, and might have to play Lakeside! Haha And I agree, that Hallelujah bit by Mike was absolutely hysterical. I was listening to it while on my way to a golf outing and was dying in the car!
  5. @juspoole I agree! Chasing Scratch is one of the most entertaining podcasts I have ever listened to. Mike and Eli are HILARIOUS!!! I am one episode behind on Season 3 and almost died from laughter at Mike's version of "Hallelujah." A friend and I who are big fans of "the pod" went down to Raleigh for the listener's par 3 event and had a blast. We didn't play well, but got paired with Eli and had some great conversations. I also listen to all of the NPG podcast powered by My Golf Spy and really enjoy the insight and information that is provided. Always good for a laugh and update
  6. If you are looking for a classic and easy to follow instructional book, "Ben Hogan's Five Lessons: The Modern Fundamentals of Golf" is a MUST read. For fun, I have "Commander In Cheat" by Rick Reilly. I have not been able to start it yet, but I have heard it is pretty funny. I also own "The Practice Manual: The Ultimate Guide for Golfers" by Adam Young that I flip through on occasion. This book is great for training yourself on how to practice, and full of drills and improvement techniques you can take with you to the range.
  7. Michigan or Ohio State? (Hint: The answer is Michigan)
  8. Kevin K, Grand Rapids, MI I tried to use an app on my phone years ago, and forget the name, but I hated having to keep my phone on me while trying to be present. I have never used a GPS watch for golf, but I do currently wear a Garmin 230 Forerunner watch that I've used for running around 5 years now. My current method of determining yardage is a point and shoot range finder, which is a Nikon Coolshot
  9. Hole #2 at my home course, Sunnybrook Country Club is my absolute least favorite hole on the course and for some reason is a psychological nightmare for me. It is a 389-yard, Par 4 that is straight as can be. There is a creek that runs down the left side, with a large tree that can block you out from the left rough. On the right, there is some thick grass you have to clear if you go too right, but just 10-15-yards off the right side you have large, leafy trees that run down the entire length of the fairway. It is easy to get blocked, and if you're in the trees on the right, you may n
  10. Kevin/Grand Rapids, MI I practice putting at home around twice a week on a simple roll out green mat with 3 holes on and a little slope on it, as well as 10 minutes or so before each round I play at my home country club's putting green. I average around 2-3 three putts each round at my non-home courses, and around 1 at my home course. What interests me most about Exputt, especially based on what I have heard on the "No Putts Given" podcast, is the information and statistics this device can actually provide. Furthermore, will there be actual, tangible results? I have always been
  11. BIRDIE UPDATE!!! As stated in my original post about my home course (Sunnybrook Country Club in Grand Rapids, MI), here is my statement on Hole 4 (see above). If you asked me straight up which hole I would never birdie on this course, it would be Hole 4. The closest birdie putt I have had on this hole is probably 40+ feet....until last night during league! I had never birdied this hole before and it happened in the strangest way possible: Tee shot right off the toe of my driver and hit a tree about 100yds from the tee box and fell straight down 2nd shot with a 3 wo
  12. I would love to see Phil golf well in this event. I think most of America enjoyed watching him the most (from a personality and fun standpoint) in "The Match," and it will be a blast pulling for him.
  13. Great point about the walkers. My home course has a pretty tight parking lot to begin with, and relatively cramped parking spaces. It is almost impossible to walk in between any vehicles while carrying a bag on your shoulder...but, I am sure far too many people do!
  14. Thank you. That is exactly what I intend to do! Everything inside is almost exactly how he had it (he hadn't driven this truck in at least 15-20 years). There are little memo notebooks that list every maintenance event, as well as every time he filled up the gas tank. He also kept a postcard that had the Lord's Prayer hand written on the back. I know he would be proud of me for getting it running and driving it around. I just purchased a house with a third stall garage, which will be perfect for working on it in. Just need this pandemic to simmer down so I can tow it over. Your truck
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