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DJ Mico

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  1. DJ from Sacramento, CA I putt balls around my apartment or head to the practice green at my local course when it's not raining The last putting mat I remember using was the classic one that is kind of like a skee ball game. It ends slightly uphill and when you make it, the ball rolls back down the side. We had that in my house for a while until the mat got warped and worn out. Not a great mat, but not terrible either. Otherwise, I've never really used a putting mat. I would want to test the Slow green speed. I'm a muni warrior!
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    Interesting point. After the "fiasco" between my other two partners about whether playing what was already given to him, the guy that missed his initial tap in on later holes would get a gimmie from the group and said "Fine, but I want to move it and take a practice shot." There was no more confusion the rest of the afternoon.
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    You're not wrong. I posted there last night. I just wanted to get opinions from those that may only be in one of the forums.
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    While there is not an official rule in the game of golf for gimmies, when I golf with my buddies, we try to keep an accurate score by not taking mulligans or re-hitting a shot if we shank an approach shot. But we give each other gimmies within the leather for doubles or worse. Otherwise, we putt out bogeys, pars, and birdies. What would be your "ruling" of the following situation that happened the last time out with my playing partners: Player A got on the green at was putting for bogey. He rolled his putt to within 3 feet, so the rest of the group said "we'll give you that for 6." Player A responds, "Okay, but I still want to tap it in for practice." Player A missed his tap in, then tapped in on the next shot. Player B who had the scorecard put Player A down for a 7. Player A asked "Why a 7? You guys said you were giving me that for a 6." Player B argued "We were giving you a 6, but you turned it down by deciding to putt, you missed, then you made your 7." We are not too worried handicaps, and our scores are really nothing more than for bragging rights at the end of the round, but I just wanted to see how others felt about this situation. I tend to agree with Player A that the rest of our group already gave him a 6, so if he wants to putt out for practice that's fine, but it was already agreed he had a 6.
  5. Thanks! I saw Callaway is also doing something similar. My local shop is a certified and renowned PING fitter, and they just re-opened for in-person fittings recently. I will definitely take advantage of these free fittings.
  6. I actually did the PING nFlight fitting a while back and was recommended into green dot i210s, and my local shop is a renowned PING fitter that just started doing in-person fittings again. My birthday is in September, so I will definitely be going in for a fitting and doing demoing before then. The last set of PING irons I had were some hand-me-down PING Zings (it seems I oddly have a thing for using dated clubs). Thanks!
  7. I have not heard of them, but I will definitely look more into it! Those do look damn good, and a full set for $550 sounds pretty good. Thank you!
  8. I currently game an old set of Titleist DCI 762 irons and am desperately looking to upgrade. I don’t need the absolute newest irons, but at least want a set made somewhat recently (at least in the last decade). I‘ve played off and on for a couple of years, but I’ve really been consistently playing a round or two every week since May. I am about a 12 handicap/usually shoot in the mid to high 80s. My current set is shafted with DG S300. I am looking for with my next irons to offer more distance and forgiveness like a GI iron, but maintains the look of a players' iron. Since my clubs are so dated, the lofts are very weak compared to my buddies I play with, and my irons punish me for slight mishits. In terms of my iron play, I strike my PW up to my 7 iron fairly consistently and with my shot being medium/high with a slight draw. My misses tend to be when I get a little fast on my downswing and I either keep my face open and slice, or I tend to overcompensate my slice and hook my next iron shot before finding my rhythm again. I carry my 7 iron (34º) about 155-160 and my PW (46º) carries about 115. If I can get within the 155-160 range, I have confidence that I am only a shot and at worst 2 putts from finishing the hole. I hit my long okay, but I have bad habit of trying to swing too hard and slicing them. I also end up fatting a lot of my longer irons, but since taking lessons, I have started to correct these mistakes. I have gained confidence with my longer irons to hit a couple of good shots a round with them, but I still mishit my 3–6 more than I would like. I have been looking at new and older models of Callaway Apex, Mizuno JPX forged, JPX hot metal, Mizuno MMC, Taylormade P790, Titleist T100S or T200, Sub70 699, and Wilson D7 forged. I've also done the PING nFlight fitting and was recommended i210s or i200s, and I have also heard good things about Srixon's line of irons. I have been able to find sets for all of those listed and others at comparable prices, so in terms of just the irons alone, which of those—or other models not mentioned—are the most highly recommended? I am planning on going to demo some of these clubs so I can narrow my field of what I like or don't like, but I am just looking for recommendations from anyone that has or has had some of these irons. I am also curious about shaft choice. I am not as researched on shafts and different specifications among them. My current set and my dad's set of Mizuno T-Zoids I used to borrow both have the DG S300 shafts, so those are all I really know. I know I need to do more research and probably need to get fitted, but I have read that different clubs work better or worse with different shafts. Any and all recommendations are welcome. Thanks for all the help!
  9. DJ/Sacramento, California Unofficially a 12 handicap Currently game Titleist DCI 762 irons (3–PW) I would love to see/feel why these were the Most Wanted
  10. Hi everyone, My name is DJ, and I am looking forward to discussing tips, new equipment, and all other things golf in the forum. I have been playing golf on and off my whole life, but have only really started making it more of a hobby. I played baseball my whole life through college, and I was always told focusing on one would ruin my swing for the other. I would always use my dad's custom fit clubs when I would play or go to the range, but I am 6 inches taller than him. I wanted to get into golf and was able to find a used—and quite old—set of standard clubs for pretty cheap so I could at least play with clubs more suitable for my height. Since I've gotten my own clubs and played more regularly, I have quickly went from shooting in the 100s to regularly scoring in the mid 80s. My love for golf stems from being a baseball player my whole life. I enjoy being outside and playing a game where you are aware of things like how the grass plays and the wind and that you need to do a little strategizing on the course. I also just love the feeling of striking a golf ball so pure that you don't even realize you hit it. As I was browsing clubs and other golf equipment at the beginning of my journey into golf and was reading and searching for reviews, I came across MyGolfSpy and enjoyed the "independent and non-biased" reviews. I loved the thoroughness of all the reviews and actually having various people test equipment or compiling all the data and giving it to the consumers in simple and easy terms. I noticed on the Instagram page that they were looking for testers for various pieces of equipment, so I joined the forum to hopefully get picked as a tester, but I am seeing there is so much more I can learn and discover in the forum. I am a native of Sacramento, CA. My home course is Haggin Oaks Golf Complex because they have two good 18-hole courses (including the Alister Mackenzie course named after its famous course designer) and a lighted driving range that is open 24/7 during the summer months. My other favorite local courses are Teal Bend and Apple Mountain in nearby Placerville. When I need a quick round during the week or just need to play a short 9, I enjoy playing at William Land Park or Bing Maloney because you can get on and easily walk both of them in the afternoon for under $10. Living in California, I love that the weather is good for golf (and baseball) year round. I would say the one thing I am not a fan of as a newbie to golf is that the nicer courses are either private courses or have insane green fees. If there are hidden gems around the area that I am missing out on, please let me know. I just finished law school and am currently studying for the bar exam to become a licensed attorney. Once I begin working, I look forward to playing more golf, upgrading my equipment, and being more active in the MyGolfSpy community. Cheers!
  11. DJ from Sacramento, CA I currently have a Vokey 200 series SW (54 degree), a Vokey SM 6 LW (60 degree), and my pitching wedge is from my set of Titleist 762 DCI irons (46 degrees). I would choose a 50 degree gap wedge.
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  13. I am a former college baseball player and recent law school graduate. I live in Sacramento, CA and just started playing golf as my full-time hobby in January. I have played golf on and off my whole life, but only just started taking it more seriously (getting lessons, keeping track of my score, playing more regularly). I would say current handicap is about a 12. I usually shoot in the mid to high 80s. I used to just borrow my dad’s clubs which were custom fit Mizuno T-Zoid irons, but he’s only 5’6” and I’m 6’0”, so I had to get my own clubs. I bought and currently use Titleist 762 DCI irons that I got from a Preowned shop for under $100. I carry my 8 iron between 130-140. I don’t know much about Sub70 except from what I read on their website before posting this which is that they want to give consumers top quality products without us paying for them to make numerous models and pay for advertising.
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