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Hi everyone... I'm Jason from Franklin Massachusetts (home of the nation's first public library!)  

I play weekly in a 9 hole scramble league at work.  It's a lot of fun, but playing best ball sometimes screws up my game so I try to get out and play 18 as often as I can.  

Golf is expensive in Massachusetts!  So I usually try and take a day off during the week to play a round.

I always like to walk and my theory is that you can never have a bad day on the course because of the beautiful walk.  

I've been playing on and off for about 15 years and have never had a lesson.  Through trial-and-error, tinkering, helpful advice and research I've been able to get my hcp down to about 12.  My lowest round was 81 (last year) and I shot 82 a couple of days ago.  

I'm desperate to break 80 and used to shoot in the 90's so I know it can be done... 

Love all things golf and looking forward to checking out more of the forums.

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Welcome Jason.  I hope that you cal Learn, Laugh & Live golf at My Golf Spy.com.

 

 

 

BTW, be sure to edit your profile so we can see where you live and what your Hcvap is....

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Fairways:  Cobra King F8 3-4W(16*) & 5-6W(20*) w/Mitsubishi ck Blue regular shaft 

Hybrid: Cobra F8 3 Hybrid(19*) w/Recoil ES regular shaft 

Irons: Wilson D7 5-PW w/Recoil 460 Regular graphite shafts 

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Putter: 33" Evnroll ER2 w/Evnroll Gravity Grip 

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Ball: Maxfli Tour CG & Titleist Pro V1x.

 

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Where do you play

 

 

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I've played in a lot of places ...

On Saturday I played at Glen Ellen in Millis ... 30 dollars after 3:00 and the course was pretty empty.

I like New England CC but my favorite, affordable course is Blissful Meadows.

I've been able to play at Franklin CC due to some friends having memberships and that place is pristine!

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Welcome Jason -- glad to have you on board!!

 

What's in the bag:
 
Driver:  Sub 70 639D - 9.5; :cleveland-small: Launcher HB Turbo; :mizuno-small: ST 190 
FW Wood: :tour-edge: Tour Edge EXS 220 - 15*; :mizuno-small: ST 180 14*
Hybrids:  PXG 0311 22
Utility Irons: :wilson_staff_small: Staff Model Utilities 18, 21, 24*;  Lynx VT Stinger - 16*
Irons::wilson_staff_small: D7 Forged; :benhogan-small:PTx Pro, :macgregor-small: VIP 1025 V-Foil MB/CB; :wilson_staff_small: Progressives (circa 1993)

Wedges:  :cleveland-small: CBX -2, :benhogan-small:Riviera 52-56-60; :wilson_staff_small: Staff Model
Putter:   :edel-golf-1:  Willamette,  :bettinardi-small: BB8,  :benhogan-small:Baby Ben

Ball: :bridgestone-small: Tour B X (2020); :srixon-small: Z-STAR XV

Stat Tracker/GPS Watch: :ShotScope:


 
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Welcome Jason -- glad to have you on board!!

 

Thanks!  This is a great forum... been reading the mygolfspy reviews for some time now and glad to be a part of the community!!

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I haven't played Glen Ellen in years. I thought it was closed! I'm not a fan of New England CC but Blissful Meadows is really nice. I've only gotten on Franklin CC once and It is Beverly nice

 

 

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Thanks... always looking for new places to try!

 

I thought glen ellen was in pretty good shape.  They've really cleaned it up.  The greens rolled pretty well, tee boxes & fairways were in good condition too.  Certainly not a challenging course and a bit boring on some of the holes, but it's pretty inexpensive and relatively close.

 

I try not to drive more than 1 hour to play and have been pretty successful in finding public/semi-private places.

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Welcome from the Pacific Northwest!  Glad you joined us.  You'll break 80; it will happen all of a sudden, just need a few good breaks to go your way.  Work on short game... a lot!

We don’t stop playing the game because we get old; we get old because we stop playing the game.”

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Welcome from the Pacific Northwest!  Glad you joined us.  You'll break 80; it will happen all of a sudden, just need a few good breaks to go your way.  Work on short game... a lot!

 

Thanks!  I'm a PacNorWesterner myself.  Born and raised right outside of Eugene OR and was stationed at Camp Pendleton.  All my family is still out there.  

  

Love the west coast!  Absolutely gorgeous scenery and played Bandon Dunes before it became "known"... We used to go to the shark festival in Bandon and to the state park there.

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Hi Jason Welcome to My Golf Spy, I was in Franklin 2 weeks ago looking at a job. I played Blissful Meadows quite a few years ago, nice course. New England CC is that the course that has the sprinkler head on a par five , about 300 yards out marked with " just hit the ball" ?    Dana

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3 wood TM 15*             "

5 wood TM 18*             "     "

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Titleist  Vokey 52* and 56* wedges

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Hi Jason Welcome to My Golf Spy, I was in Franklin 2 weeks ago looking at a job. I played Blissful Meadows quite a few years ago, nice course. New England CC is that the course that has the sprinkler head on a par five , about 300 yards out marked with " just hit the ball" ? Dana

Thanks. Hope you had a good time. I've never seen that one at NECC but can't say I looked either. Next time I'm there I'll have to be on the lookout!

 

 

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Thanks. Hope you had a good time. I've never seen that one at NECC but can't say I looked either. Next time I'm there I'll have to be on the lookout!

 

 

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Have played NECC a couple times while back on business (Day Job is hq'd in Cranston). Really fun course - just hit it straight. [emoji41][emoji41][emoji41]

 

 

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What's in the bag:
 
Driver:  Sub 70 639D - 9.5; :cleveland-small: Launcher HB Turbo; :mizuno-small: ST 190 
FW Wood: :tour-edge: Tour Edge EXS 220 - 15*; :mizuno-small: ST 180 14*
Hybrids:  PXG 0311 22
Utility Irons: :wilson_staff_small: Staff Model Utilities 18, 21, 24*;  Lynx VT Stinger - 16*
Irons::wilson_staff_small: D7 Forged; :benhogan-small:PTx Pro, :macgregor-small: VIP 1025 V-Foil MB/CB; :wilson_staff_small: Progressives (circa 1993)

Wedges:  :cleveland-small: CBX -2, :benhogan-small:Riviera 52-56-60; :wilson_staff_small: Staff Model
Putter:   :edel-golf-1:  Willamette,  :bettinardi-small: BB8,  :benhogan-small:Baby Ben

Ball: :bridgestone-small: Tour B X (2020); :srixon-small: Z-STAR XV

Stat Tracker/GPS Watch: :ShotScope:


 
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Welcome to the forums. I spend a lot of time in that area of Mass. for work. Would love to get some course recommendations so I can play while I am up that way.

 

 

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In the Bag for 2021

:callaway-small: Epic Max LS 10.5* MMT 60x

:callaway-small: Epic Speed 15* MMT 70x

:callaway-small: Apex UW 17* HZRDUS Smoke Black RDX 80 6.5

:callaway-small: X Forged UT 24* MMT 105TX

:callaway-small: Apex Pro 5 - AW Steelfiber 115x

:callaway-small: PM Grind 2.0 54* $ 58* KBS $ Taper 120 Black

:ping-small: B90

 

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Thanks!  I'm a PacNorWesterner myself.  Born and raised right outside of Eugene OR and was stationed at Camp Pendleton.  All my family is still out there.  

  

Love the west coast!  Absolutely gorgeous scenery and played Bandon Dunes before it became "known"... We used to go to the shark festival in Bandon and to the state park there.

I was born in Eugene but went through school in Corvallis.  Go Beavs!!  Bandon is a special place.

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