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Hi, Everyone!

I am new to the site, but wanted to say a quick hello and a sincere thanks to everyone that participates here, because I am already an addict...

I am an F-22 pilot in the USAF, currently flying a desk at the US Embassy in Astana, Kazakhstan.  Been overseas for a few years now, so haven't played much golf in quite some time, but looking forward to getting started again this summer (both golfing and flying!).

As far as my golf game...I have an R1 Driver and 4-wood, and a set of black nickel Mizuno MP-68s that I bought while in Germany almost 2 years ago, and have had the chance to use them only twice so far (but holy crap, they were nice!).  I played golf in high school for a few years, and then got busy with everything else, but am really looking forward to (possibly) having more time to practice and play over the next few years...we will see.

Finally, I want to quickly say a public thanks to "iacas" and "david_wedzik" for a very kind gesture that they showed in response to some questions that I had on the "Analyzr" website...and I am really enjoying the wonderful product!

Sorry if this is a bit wordy...I am new to "forum-ing," so please forgive any mistakes in my etiquette! Looking forward to meeting others, and thanks again in advance for all of your help...

BTW...

I have been doing a ton of research and reading on this site and others about the best camera for swing analysis, and am about to pull the trigger on a used Casio FH-100 (because of the issue with manual shutter settings), so would very much appreciate any inputs if there are better options here in 2013...cheers!

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Originally Posted by F22Hack

I am an F-22 pilot in the USAF, currently flying a desk at the US Embassy in Astana, Kazakhstan.  Been overseas for a few years now, so haven't played much golf in quite some time, but looking forward to getting started again this summer (both golfing and flying!).

As far as my golf game...I have an R1 Driver and 4-wood, and a set of black nickel Mizuno MP-68s that I bought while in Germany almost 2 years ago, and have had the chance to use them only twice so far (but holy crap, they were nice!).  I played golf in high school for a few years, and then got busy with everything else, but am really looking forward to (possibly) having more time to practice and play over the next few years...we will see.

Finally, I want to quickly say a public thanks to "iacas" and "david_wedzik" for a very kind gesture that they showed in response to some questions that I had on the "Analyzr" website...and I am really enjoying the wonderful product!

Yep Analyzr is awesome!  Welcome to the site, hope you can make it back home soon and start playing golf again.

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Hello to you too. Is there a golf course or even a driving range in Kazakhstan?  I would probably go nuts if I couldn't at least hit my clubs every now and then.

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Thanks for the notes!

Yep...I drove out to the "golf course" one day, through a herd of goats and cows, and finally found the clubhouse.  Wasn't sure if it was a course or a goat ranch (literally!), but they had a driving range (kind-of).  Bucket of 30ish balls will set you back about $22...9 holes of golf will cost you around $240 (not including cart, of course...if they even have them there).  I guess you can'y be too picky when in the middle of the Siberian Steppe...

So...if I shoot a decent round on 9, say 38 or so, that works out to just about $6.30 per stroke...but if I shoot 42, the price goes down to less than 6 bucks a stroke...pretty sweet!  Definitely a pastime for the super-rich oligarch types.  At least gas is cheaper here...

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Thank you for your service. And that is awesome that you get to fly the F-22.

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Thanks for your note...it is absolutely my pleasure to get to serve!  By the way...I see that you are an LSU fan...I am from Lake Charles, but my entire family is from Lafayette/Breaux Bridge/Cecelia, etc...so needless to say, I grew up an LSU fan :)  Ended up at Georgia Tech, but still like to root for the Tigers when I catch a game...

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