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Ive golfed more, mostly because I was on furlough for 6 weeks and had nothing but time last spring.

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Woods: Tommy Armour Atomic 10.5* 

Irons: Mizuno MP Fli-Hi 21* and Mizuno T-Zoid True 5, 7 and 9-irons

Wedge: Mizuno S18 Blue Ion 54*

Putter: Mizuno Bettinardi A-02

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Probably down a bit. I normally travel 2 nights a week and take my clubs, so without the travel I’ve really only played on Sundays. I’m guessing I’m down two rounds a month on average. 

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Fwy: 

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Irons: :honma:TR20 Tour P 4/5, Tour V 6-10, Dynamic Gold X100

Wedges: Vega VW-06 50*/54*/58*, Dynamic Gold S400

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I've golfed less, but it's been because of weather/season, not the virus for me.  Tournament play has been down, as many were cancelled because of social distancing concerns.

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Wedges:  :cleveland-small: CBX-2 52*, 56*, 60* wedges.  Stock shafts.

Putter: :odyssey-small: Stroke Lab 7S

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Less. Was playing twice a week and now just once. Was practicing a couple times a week as well. Until school opens full time it will stay this way.


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I played less last year, not so much pandemic related, but because of work and weather. After we returned from our furlough of 7 weeks we made up for it working late and a lot of Saturday's. I think I worked over 9 extra weeks last year in overtime. I know it was over 360 hours. 

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I played more. Less 18 holes but more overall.

hoping this year as long as weather cooperates to beat the most again and play more 18s

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Definitely golfed more. It was really one of the only things you could do last spring/summer. 

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3 Wood: :Sub70: 939 x 15 deg. UST Proforce Black V2 7F4 stiff

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52 Deg:cleveland-small: 588 RTX 2.0

56 deg: :cleveland-small: Reg 588 tour action

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Less because of the shutdown in March/April, but after that... about the same.  However, it's more difficult to get a tee time; more people playing than in years past.

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Definitely played more last year than I usually do. When the courses were walking only, most people stayed away and I was there regularly. I also like to go for the early morning tee times. Course is starting to get busy as I make the turn and I am clear of almost everyone else.  

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Much less. It didn't help that courses were closed where I live from August to October last year.

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Less, way less. 

Two big contributing factors:

1. Funds ran extremely low for a 6+mo stretch. I didn't want to interact with the public for the off chance of passing Covid to loved ones. 

2. The cost to golf went up dramatically in my area due to the new found popularity of golf because it was the only activity available which also made tee times tougher to get. 

I'm my region of Orange County CA there is a golf management company called American Golf that manages quite a few municipal courses within a 30 mile radius. They had a very attractive membership to my local course which included 100 practice balls a day in the range and no cart fee for golf with a free beverage with the round. Additionally, they had a feature allowing you to get the same discounted rate at their sister courses for a $1 extra reservation fee online and you pay the green fee at the course. But, Covid eliminated the use of sister courses, green fees went up, and carts are now extra. 

Before Covid: weekday twilight round after 1pm was $10 with a cart and an adult beverage at my home course. Similar rates in the $13-20 range at sister courses with the same deal and a $1 reservation fee. 

After Covid: no sister course discounts, $15 to walk, $28 to ride and no beverage

The membership was $34 per month with is still with it for the range balls. I will probably sign up next month again. I miss the cheap greens fees with options. 

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10 hours ago, sirchunksalot said:

I played less last year, not so much pandemic related, but because of work and weather. After we returned from our furlough of 7 weeks we made up for it working late and a lot of Saturday's. I think I worked over 9 extra weeks last year in overtime. I know it was over 360 hours. 

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I played about the same amount however the make up was very different. I played more locally due to Covid related travel restrictions. So all my out of town/ state events were cancelled. But I did fill that time with playing more at home. My course was never shut down so that helped.  

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:Sub70:  JB Wedge 56*

:cleveland-small: Wedge, CBX 60*

:odyssey-small: Putter, Marksman Fang 35"

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I golf about the same but I did more twilight 9 holes in stead of the 18 on the weekend because a lot of the courses were packed .. good thing a lot of my buddies I grew up playing sports with all started to play due to being laid off and made my golf circle bigger. 

:ping-small: G400 SFT 10. KBS TD 50 Category 3 shaft 

:cobra-small: F9 SpeedBack Black Grey Fairway Wood 5  :Fuji: ATMOS Tour Spec Blue 7 shaft

:taylormade-small: 3 Rescue Hybrid

:ping-small:  4 G Crossover

:mizuno-small: JPX 900 Hot Metal 5 - GW OBAN CT-100 Hard Step S Shafts  

:ping-small:   Glide 2.0 SS Wedges 54 & 58 

:taylormade-small: TP Red White Ardmore Putter

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I think I played about the same as normal, I see 86 rounds posted to my handicap in 2020.

:titelist-small: Irons Titleist AP2 714, KBS Tour S, 3 flat

:callaway-small: Rogue SubZero, GD YS-Six X

:vokey-small: 52, 56, and 60 wedges

:ping-small: B60 G5i putter

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