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Hi. I'm Blair from Auckland New Zealand, I have played on and off since I was a kid, but haven't played regularly in about 8-10 years, 25 handicap at the moment hoping to get that down this year. I asked around and a few people said this was the best place to get advice and help, so I thought I'd join up, hopefully I can give a bit of advice and give a bit with my limited knowledge too. Cheers guys and girls, happy Wednesday
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