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Hello from not so sunny Scotland, 4 handicapper living in Central Scotland. 

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Hello from BC, Canada!

  1. How long have you been playing golf? What’s your handicap or normal score?
    I've been golfing for 3-4 years now, but only 2 seasons playing regularly. I average 100, with my usually score being 2-3 strokes over or under 100 depending on the day.

  2. What do you love about golf?
    Lots! It's great to be out in nature and experience different courses. I love when you play a hole/round exactly how you wanted and it works out correctly. I love the strategizing you can put into the game. And of course, I love going from birdie putts to bogeys! :')

  3. What brings you to MyGolfSpy? Do you already know any other Spies?
    I appreciate the unique approach to the sport and industry! There are a lot of traditionalists in the game, it's nice to see a collective that isn't afraid to take a different look at things.

  4. Where are you from? What is your home course?
    Pass!

  5. What are the best and worst things about golf in your region?
    Long season is nice! Worst thing is that it isn't year around I suppose.

  6. What do you do for a living?
    Pass!

  7. How’d you pick your user name?
    I'm keen on anonymity, and bogeys are what I tend to shoot!

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Heyo! I introduced myself way when I first joined. The community has grown since, and I've become a little more active on the forum. I thought I'd post a re-intro.

1. How long have you been playing golf? What’s your handicap or normal score?

I've been playing off and on since 2006. I haven't had a handicap in a long time, but the last time I kept track it was 18 or 20. 

2. What do you love about golf?

  • Getting fresh air
  • The fact that it's me against the course, or really, myself
  • Ball striking
  • The combination of power and finesse
  • Always wanted to play as a kid, happy to play as an older adult

3. What brings you to MyGolfSpy? Do you already know any other Spies?

I enjoy reading the articles. I enjoy participating in forums. I don't know other spies.

4. Where are you from? What is your home course?

California originally, Tilden Park GC was my home course. Now I'm out in Denmark. Home course TBD.

5. What are the best and worst things about golf in your region?

Walking the course seems more common than driving a golf cart. Don't get me wrong, I'll drive a cart. But I enjoy the walk and the pace, and Denmark is mostly flat. The worst thing? Winter here is not as cold as it could be, but definitely wetter than what I'm used to.

6. What do you do for a living?

Work

7. How’d you pick your user name?

I'm an East Bay guy at heart.

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DRIVER :ping-small: G410 PLUS 10.5°  TENSEI CK ORANGE 60 S

FAIRWAY :ping-small: G410 3/14.5°  PROJECT X EVENFLOW BLACK 85 6.0

HYBRIDS :ping-small: G410 19°, 20°  ALTA CB 70 RED

IRONS :mizuno-small: JPX 900 FORGED 5-PW  PROJECT X LZ 5.5

WEDGES :cleveland-small: CBX 2 50°, 54°, 58°

PUTTER :ping-small: KARSTEN ANSER 33"

BALL :wilson_staff_small: DUO U

 

 

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Hi All,

I've been playing golf on and off for almost 10 years. Only in the last couple of years though have I got an official handicap which is currently 23. My aim is to get that number below 20 before the year is out. So my mantra is "beat 20 by 2020" 😆

I truly love how golf can level out the playing field, and yet can separate individuals decisively all within the same 18 holes! I was introduced to MyGolfSpy by a colleague from work and although I was initially interested in the possibility of being a tester, I can really see myself getting a lot of value from this community.

Coming from Melbourne, Australia we are blessed with having a great variety of courses with some in the top lists hailing from the region of the Melbourne Sandbelt. To be honest, I can't fault the city/state I am in, I'm simply grateful to have the options I do have.

My profession lies in member experience within a company that delivers an electronic property settlement platform to all members of the industry. 

I'll finish on a funny story. Firstly in Australia, single syllable names are used mostly because with a country as vast and widespread as ours, we want to at least be able to get to your name in the shortest time possible - Zac. Lastly I was boarding a plane and was fortunate to board business class. A personal touch they provide is welcoming you by greeting by your name. Unfortunately this plane was already delayed by quite some time and the flight attendant was a little rushed and flustered. This led to an utterly axed version of my surname - Kips

And thus, my alter ego was complete.

Looking fore-ward to meeting many of you and learning from even more. Happy golfing.

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Driver: :callaway-small:X2 Hot 10.5

Hybrids & Irons: :wilson-small: 431ss

Wedge: Henry Griffitts custom grind series 56*

Putter: Zeroing PE-2 mallet 

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4 minutes ago, ZacKips said:

Hi All,

I've been playing golf on and off for almost 10 years. Only in the last couple of years though have I got an official handicap which is currently 23. My aim is to get that number below 20 before the year is out. So my mantra is "beat 20 by 2020" 😆

I truly love how golf can level out the playing field, and yet can separate individuals decisively all within the same 18 holes! I was introduced to MyGolfSpy by a colleague from work and although I was initially interested in the possibility of being a tester, I can really see myself getting a lot of value from this community.

Coming from Melbourne, Australia we are blessed with having a great variety of courses with some in the top lists hailing from the region of the Melbourne Sandbelt. To be honest, I can't fault the city/state I am in, I'm simply grateful to have the options I do have.

My profession lies in member experience within a company that delivers an electronic property settlement platform to all members of the industry. 

I'll finish on a funny story. Firstly in Australia, single syllable names are used mostly because with a country as vast and widespread as ours, we want to at least be able to get to your name in the shortest time possible - Zac. Lastly I was boarding a plane and was fortunate to board business class. A personal touch they provide is welcoming you by greeting by your name. Unfortunately this plane was already delayed by quite some time and the flight attendant was a little rushed and flustered. This led to an utterly axed version of my surname - Kips

And thus, my alter ego was complete.

Looking fore-ward to meeting many of you and learning from even more. Happy golfing.

A warm welcome from the northern side of the planet! 

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Left Hand orientation

:ping-small: G410 SFT driver 

:cobra-small: F Max 5 wood

:ping-small:  9 wood
:ping-small:  410  Hybrids 22*, 26*
:wilson-small: C300 4i-GP
:cleveland-small:  Wedges RTX 3.0: 52*, 56*
:ping-small: EYE 2 Wedge 60*

:odyssey-small: O Works putter
:918457628_PrecisionPro:NX9-HD

:CaddyTek: - 4 Wheel 
:footjoy-small: - too many shoes to list and so many to buy

:1590477705_SunMountain:

:SuperSpeed: Official Tester 2020   Beginning Driver Speed  - 78

 

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Hi, 

Brand new member here, started hitting gf balls at the local driving range in July 2019 with my older brother after giving up football (or soccer to most of you outside of the UK) following injury woes.

We finally plucked up the courage to get out onto a course for the first time in around September and haven't looked back since. 

I'm trying to teach myself to play, which I find particularly rewarding when I manage to figure something out. 

I usually score between 103-110 on a par 72 course. I broke 100 (twice) at my local course last month and hope to get lucky again and do it a few more times this summer. 

I'm from Manchester, England. Local course is a beautiful parkland named Marland Golf Course I'm Rochdale, which was recently featured on a popular UK golf Vlog channel on YouTube #Golfmates

I work in Optics/Ophthalmic retail, but am a British Army Veteran. 

My username: my name is Mohammed and I wanted to make a play on the Average Joe title as I would love to see golf become far more inclusive of people from diverse backgrounds and less about status/wealth etc. 

I also have the same username/handle on social media so feel free to follow my journey on there.

The main things I enjoy about golf are getting out and doing some walking, getting some exercise, enjoying the fresh air and open spaces. I love the the challenge of trying to make the perfect swing each time in step up to the ball and the immense sense of accomplishment when hitting a nice shot... but best of all is meeting great people, playing a few holes with strangers and getting to hear their golfing story along the way... 

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:titelist-small: 818 h1 19° & 23° Hybrids

:cleveland-small: CG-16 6i-PW

:cleveland-small: 588 RTX 48° GW, 54° SW, 60° LW

:odyssey-small: White Hot 2 ball Putter, 32.5" shaft, Jumbo Odyssey grip

 

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Hi, 
Brand new member here, started hitting balls at the driving range in July 2019, plucked up the courage to get out onto a course for the first time in around September and haven't looked back. 
I'm trying to teach myself to play, which I find particularly rewarding when I manage to figure something out. 
Broke 100 (twice) at my local course last month and hope to get lucky again and do it a few more times this summer. 

Don't forget to let us know where you're from and what you're working on. You'll find lots of great advice here!


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Left Hand orientation

:ping-small: G410 SFT driver 

:cobra-small: F Max 5 wood

:ping-small:  9 wood
:ping-small:  410  Hybrids 22*, 26*
:wilson-small: C300 4i-GP
:cleveland-small:  Wedges RTX 3.0: 52*, 56*
:ping-small: EYE 2 Wedge 60*

:odyssey-small: O Works putter
:918457628_PrecisionPro:NX9-HD

:CaddyTek: - 4 Wheel 
:footjoy-small: - too many shoes to list and so many to buy

:1590477705_SunMountain:

:SuperSpeed: Official Tester 2020   Beginning Driver Speed  - 78

 

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Don't forget to let us know where you're from and what you're working on. You'll find lots of great advice here!


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Hi Tony,

I'm from Manchester, England (UK).

Currently working on short game: specifically getting onto the green from between 40-80 yards as I find myself short quite often. Have been thinning lots and ending up 20 yards past the green...

Mo 

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:wilson_staff_small: D200 Superlight 12° Driver & 15° 3W

:titelist-small: 818 h1 19° & 23° Hybrids

:cleveland-small: CG-16 6i-PW

:cleveland-small: 588 RTX 48° GW, 54° SW, 60° LW

:odyssey-small: White Hot 2 ball Putter, 32.5" shaft, Jumbo Odyssey grip

 

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22 hours ago, ZacKips said:

Hi All,

I've been playing golf on and off for almost 10 years. Only in the last couple of years though have I got an official handicap which is currently 23. My aim is to get that number below 20 before the year is out. So my mantra is "beat 20 by 2020" 😆

I truly love how golf can level out the playing field, and yet can separate individuals decisively all within the same 18 holes! I was introduced to MyGolfSpy by a colleague from work and although I was initially interested in the possibility of being a tester, I can really see myself getting a lot of value from this community.

Coming from Melbourne, Australia we are blessed with having a great variety of courses with some in the top lists hailing from the region of the Melbourne Sandbelt. To be honest, I can't fault the city/state I am in, I'm simply grateful to have the options I do have.

My profession lies in member experience within a company that delivers an electronic property settlement platform to all members of the industry. 

I'll finish on a funny story. Firstly in Australia, single syllable names are used mostly because with a country as vast and widespread as ours, we want to at least be able to get to your name in the shortest time possible - Zac. Lastly I was boarding a plane and was fortunate to board business class. A personal touch they provide is welcoming you by greeting by your name. Unfortunately this plane was already delayed by quite some time and the flight attendant was a little rushed and flustered. This led to an utterly axed version of my surname - Kips

And thus, my alter ego was complete.

Looking fore-ward to meeting many of you and learning from even more. Happy golfing.

Welcome from a fellow  Victorian. We really are blessed with a great range of quality, affordable golf. Join in and you'll get a lot out of the forum.

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:cobra-small: F8 3 & 5 Woods with Project X Evenflow Blue 6.0

:mizuno-small: MP18 MMC FliHi 4 Iron - Project X LZ 5.5
:mizuno-small:  MP18 MMC - Project X LZ 5.5
:mizuno-small: S18 Wedges 50,54,58
MLA Tour Mallet 33"
:srixon-small:  Z Star
:ping-small: Pioneer bag
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Greetings, I'm Bruno from Portugal. I live in the second most attractive golf region in Portugal, Óbidos, the Silver Coast. I work in a golf course where I've learned to love this sport. 

 

I've started to play 5 years ago, although I've became real serious about it in the last two. My handicap is 18. 

I love it because of the comradery, the contínuos challenge to improve every time. 

I've registered mainly because of the great reviews mygolfspy provide. 

As I said previously I live in Portugal, in the silver Coast. My home course is Royal Óbidos, the last course Severiano Ballesteros designed before he passed away. Awarded as the best Portuguese golf course in 2016. And IAGTO best European golf resort. 

The best is that there are plenty of courses in the area. All of them with a high level of maintenance. The worst is the lack of etiquette by certain individuals, which is a given thing because we receive lots of guests and there are always some despicable players. 

I'm the course Caddymaster, responsable by 5 other persons who work in my team, managing starts, pace of play, rentals, change of pin positions, clinics and pro groups in the range, among other tasks. 

The chosen name is my own. But it could have been Dr. Paco Nassa. A portuguese speaker will understand. 

 

 

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Hello all,

Retired baseball coach who's summers are now consumed trying to figure out the spin of a smaller white ball.

Looking forward to my third summer back in the golf game.

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Thanks @Peaksy68 -  I need it! Just finished a round at Curlewis yesterday and was punished for not being disciplined. Beautiful course though, especially the front 9

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Hybrids & Irons: :wilson-small: 431ss

Wedge: Henry Griffitts custom grind series 56*

Putter: Zeroing PE-2 mallet 

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1 hour ago, ZacKips said:

Thanks @Peaksy68 -  I need it! Just finished a round at Curlewis yesterday and was punished for not being disciplined. Beautiful course though, especially the front 9

Glad you enjoyed my home course. The front 9 is particularly good. The greens were very quick Saturday, so I imagine they were rolling fast yesterday. 


:ping-small:  G400 SFT with Aldila Xtorsion Copper Stiff
:cobra-small: F8 3 & 5 Woods with Project X Evenflow Blue 6.0

:mizuno-small: MP18 MMC FliHi 4 Iron - Project X LZ 5.5
:mizuno-small:  MP18 MMC - Project X LZ 5.5
:mizuno-small: S18 Wedges 50,54,58
MLA Tour Mallet 33"
:srixon-small:  Z Star
:ping-small: Pioneer bag
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  1. Hi guys, just back playing a few months and back to around a 12 handicap. I took 8 years off when we decided to have children. I was off 3 before stopping so hoping to get back to single figures soon!!!! Shooting average 83

  2. I love the frustration of it. I love knowing that today's problems will be tomorrow strong points. Be it driving, short game or putting.

  3. I like the openness and that the members are helpful and friendly and also knowledgeable!

  4. I'm from Ireland and currently assessing my options with membership as I'm just back playing. I have a distance membership in Blessington.

  5. The choice of courses is of the highest standard. The KClub(ryder cup and european tour venue)  is 20 mins from me. The price of membership locally is around €1100 

  6. I'm a medical sales rep, selling into the hospital sector. I cover the whole of Ireland.

  7. My name!

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Greetings, my name is Kevin and I've been a sight creeper for awile....finally decided to join(Ping irons will make a guy do anything!!!) Played golf growing up but got away from the game for 18 years(im 44)or so due to work, family etc.....we've been lucky enough to travel most winters which has landed me on/around some great courses(Central Florida, Aruba, Kapalua)

It has been this travel that re-ignited my passion for the game. I find myself You tubing drills/lessons and reviewing everything golf which led me here. Been mostly a "vacation" golfer and usually score low 90s. My busy season is summer(crane operator) which doesnt leave much free time in our 2 1/2 month Northern Ontario summer!!! KKD is the initials of my family.

 

 

 

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On 2/11/2019 at 10:39 PM, GolfSpy MPR said:

MGS New Member Introduction: International Region

All the other nations of the world, which is almost all the people

Welcome to the MyGolfSpy forums! We’re always glad to have new members contributing to the best golf discussions on the internet.  If you’ve already created an introduction thread, feel free to re-introduce yourself here!

If you haven’t yet done so, take a moment to check out the Moral Codes that shape how we treat each other here.

You’ll find that this community is very welcoming to newcomers so come on in, take off your shoes, and get comfortable. Tell us all about yourself. To help us get to know you, here are some questions you might answer in your new member post. Feel free to share some fun pictures of your golfing ventures as well!

  1. How long have you been playing golf? What’s your handicap or normal score?

  2. What do you love about golf?

  3. What brings you to MyGolfSpy? Do you already know any other Spies?

  4. Where are you from? What is your home course?

  5. What are the best and worst things about golf in your region?

  6. What do you do for a living?

  7. How’d you pick your user name?

Hi 

My name is Andy Stubbs, I have been playing for 50 years, started when I was 17, age, do the math ha ! 

Now retired, the last 15 years of my working life as a Golf Club Secretary, currently play at West Sussex so am very blessed.

Just read the reviews on the new Hogan irons, I had a set of 25th Anniversary Apex blades back in the 90's they were awesome. 

Currently play Callaway Rogue Pro, sadly my forged blade days are over, Callaway Epic Flash driver, Taylor Made M5 5 wood, Wedges, Vokey SM6 52, 56 and 60, Putter Bettinardi Seattle Seahawk blade.Ball usually Pro V1 X.

 

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Hi,

I'm Mike, and I live in Newcastle (the one in Australia).

I've been playing on and off for 35 years or so, and am two years back into it after a 15 year absence due to knee surgery and the commitments of family etc. The funny thing was I wasn't sure I'd play again and wasn't too bothered by that prospect either, but getting the old clubs out from under the house and having to toss them due to the condition they were in triggered some of the old memories.. I started watching a few YouTube golf channels and golf highlights videos, and before I knew it I was on eBay and Gumtree seeing if I could put together a half decent set of clubs without having to give up a kidney or a marriage. 

I've just recently joined a club again and currently playing off 16, but I'm hoping to bring that down by the end of this year to somewhere closer to where I was the last time I had a handicap. It used to be 10, but admittedly that was more than 30 years ago, and my expectations towards my golf game aren't always what I'd call realistic. Thankfully what an increased age may have taken from me in distance, it has given back in patience, and the ability to move past bad shots and questionable decisions. Mostly. 
Still searching for my short game though..

I love the game, as you take away from it what you choose to. The shots that came off that you get to relive in your mind almost always take precedence over what you scored on that hole, and if the bad shots are terrible enough you get to laugh at those too, once everyone else stops. Other than that it's the challenge; either of you against the course or you against yourself and your expectations. It's the fresh air, the freedom, the fact that you can be in the middle of a large city but if you're on a golf course you can feel a million miles away from all the rushing around and the stresses of life. You can get all that on a round by yourself, or with mates, or with complete strangers you happen to be grouped with that day.

I found this place searching for club reviews, and then to be honest saw the Ping Iron Testing opportunity so really, signing up was barely a choice.

I don't know any other spies (that I know of)

 

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Wedges: Cleveland CBX2 52 degree and Cleveland RTX-4 58 degree

Driver: Srixon Z 785, Project X HZRDUS Black 6.0

3 Wood: Ping G410, ALTA CB 65g Stiff

Hybrids: Titleist 17, 24 degree (585h, 909h)

Putter: Odyssey Metal X Milled 9HT

Right Handed

Handicap: 16

Newcastle, Australia

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Hello all,

New golfer here.

What an incredible game 🙂

 

1- I've only been playing since last August , so the majority of it was playing in wet and/or cold conditions, winter greens and all.. There have not been many opportunities to play qualifying rounds, so my officially registerd handicap (EGA 50) is not a true representation, but I'm still really a beginner golfer.

2- I love being outside, and competing against my own skill level and being in the company of friendly people is amazing. 

3- I stumbled upon MyGolfSpy on the Internet, and love the attitude towards the game and the industry around it. Refreshing, and quite a laugh now and again.

4- I'm from the Netherlands, and my home course is Wageningse Golfclub in ( you guessed it...) Wageningen.

5. I really couldn;t tell, I really lack the experience to have an informed opinion, I guess. An abundance of cheap and accessable municipal golf courses would be nice,and would do much to popularize the game in my country I would imagine. Sadly, there are no real municipal courses in the Netherlands AFAIK, although my home course is very accessible from a monetary perspective. But my home course is actually really an outlier.

6. I'm self-employed, and have a range of activities, in quite a broad spectrum. Among others I'm an aborist, but on the other side of the spectrum I also work as an industrial designer.

7. That;s acually quite simple - they're my initials.

 I hope to be able to participate, and not just lurk.

Of course I will always try to be civil, but if my lack of understanding of either the game, the etiquette or even the english language leads me to being impolite or acting like a jurk, I hope to be corrected....

 

Kind regards,

Job van Steenbergen

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Heyo fellow shankers, slicers, worm-burners and snap hookers!

After spying on this forum for some months now. I've decided to join and contribute some irrelevant content myself. 🙂

To answer the predetermined questions:

 

  • How long have you been playing golf? What’s your handicap or normal score?

    • I started playing golf sporadically in 1999, but fully committed to it in 2017 on a boys trip to Ibiza. My current Handicap is about 15.

  • What do you love about golf?

    • Theres no one else to blame but myself and it's the fastest way to determine someones true character.

  • What brings you to MyGolfSpy? Do you already know any other Spies?

    • Having lived in South Africa, Ireland, Germany and know Australia, it has always been difficult to find like minded individuals. So I am looking forward to playing golf with other spies and learning more about the game.

  • Where are you from? What is your home course?

    • I'm originally from Cape Town, South Africa and currently reside in Brisbane, Australia and am actively looking for a home course.

  • What are the best and worst things about golf in your region?

    • Best - High Quality, well priced gems

    • Worst - Very slow play and hardly anybody my age (mid 30's) playing.

  • What do you do for a living?

    • Saas Consultant

  • How’d you pick your user name?

    • My Surname is Panzer, so its the English derivative with a ''Y'' added to make it sound less threatening. 🙂

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Anyone from Zurich area?

Doing a big move from Canada to Switzerland when this all dies down for work and would love to meet a few new spies to help check out some of the localish courses as well as maybe a bit of assistance for help with the language.

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 ⛳🛄 as of May 14, 2020

SWING SPEED- 100

Driver:   :callaway-small: Epic Sub Zero - Set at 10* with Aldila Rogue Max 65 gram 

Wood:    :cobra-small: F7 3 wood 14.5* w/ weight back

               :ping-small: G410 Crossover - 2 and 4 iron

Irons:     :ping-small: i210 5-U w/ Nippon Modus 105 stiff (2018 Tester)

Wedge:  :ping-small: Glide 2.0 54* 58* w/ Nippon Modus 105 Stiff

Putter:   :odyssey-small: Stroke Lab 7 35* and oversized grip (2019 Tester)

Balls:      :srixon-small: Z Star

Other:     :Arccos: 360 (Caddie)

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