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Been playing about 25 years, didn't start until my early 20's

Broke 100 - 2 years

Broke 90 - 6 years

Broke 80 - just 3 months ago(25years)....then broke it 3 times in my next 7 rounds....have played 15 rounds since my last and been close once

:mizuno-small: Irons: Mizuno MP53 Stiff/standard 

:mizuno-small: Hybrid: 4I

:ping-small: Driver: Ping G25 9 degree, stiff

:cleveland-small: Wedges: 52, 56, 60

:scotty-cameron-1: Select Roundback 2014




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First full 18 hole round I played was during 1999.  June or July that year, I broke 100 for the first time.  Broke 90 the following year, in August, 2000.  Broke 80 in June, 2002.

Have not broken 70 yet, low round is 73 (par 71), done twice.  I've managed to be under par on the front nine, but that's as far as I've gotten.

Driver: TM Original One 11.5* set to 10*, Aldila RIP Alpha 80 X, 43.5"
3w:  Cobra King LTD, Matrix 8m3 X, 42"
2h or 3h:  TaylorMade Stage 2 Tour, Aldila NV105 S
Irons:  3-PW Mizuno MP37, Recoil Proto 125 F4 (reshaft in progress, slowly); 1-PW Golden Ram TW282 or Vibration Matched Golden Rams, RIP Tour 115 R (coin flipping for the reshaft project); 1i & 3-PW Golden Ram TW276, NV105 S
GW: Dynacraft Dual Milled CNC 52*, DGS300; Scratch 8620 DS 53*, Steelfiber 125 S
SW:  Ram TG-898 56*, DGX ss2x; Ram Tom Watson 55*, DGX ss2x; Wilson Staff PMP 58*, DGS; Golden Ram TW276, DGS; Golden Ram TW282, DGS; Ram Troon Grind 56*, DGS
LW:  Maltby Design 60*, 1.05 sole, DGS; Maltby Design 60* 1.05 sole, NV105
Putter:  Snake Eyes Viper Tour Sv1, 34"
Ball:  Wilson Staff Duo Professional, or TM TP5

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I didn't have the opportunity to play golf regularly until I started caddying in 8th grade (age 14).  I first broke 100 late that summer.  I broke 90 the following summer and 80 the summer after that.  I've broken par for 9 holes (-2 is my lowest, and I've been -1 a few times), but I've never broken par for 18 holes on a "real" golf course.  +1 is my best so far.  

These days I play quite a bit of golf on a 4600 yard par 66 executive course with a course rating of 62.4/105.  I've shot 65 there a couple of times, but I'd need to shoot 62 or less to consider that a special round.


What's in the bag:
Driver - :cobra-small: F8 - Aldila NV Blue 60 ( S )
3 Wood (16*) - :cobra-small: F8 - Aldila NV Blue 60 ( S )
2 Iron - :mizuno-small: FliHi (18*) - Recoil 760 ( S )
4i - GW - :wilson_staff_small: D7 Forged - Recoil 760 ( S )
SW - LW - :cobra-small: F8 - N.S. Pro Modus3 Tour105 ( S )
Putter - :ping-small: Craz-e
Bag - :1590477705_SunMountain: 2.5 (Black)
Ball -  :srixon-small: Z-Star XV
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Really never played golf outside of messing around at the range until I was 16/17. A football injury took me out of all my regular sports and I was working at a golf course so I really jumped in. Broke 100, 90, and 80 within the next year. Broke 70 for the first time when I was 19 and maybe 4 times total over the next two years (at fairly easy courses I’ll admit). Gave up the game for about 5 years at 21, then while living in Korea I became a fairly hardcore screen golfer (simulator rooms). I was a +2 handicap at that, but it really is a different game.
Shot 71 (-1) last month, that’s the closest I’ve been to the sixties on a full sized course since my university days. Hopefully have one to post about again soon.

Driver: Honma TW747 460 VIZARD 50 S-flex
7 wood: Honma TW747
Irons: TaylorMade M Gloire 6-AW Fujikura Speeder SR-Flex
Wedges: (testing) Cleveland RTX Zipcore Raw 56*/60*
Putter: SeeMore Mini Giant Deep Flange 34”

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