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About snowsurfer

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    Far and Sure
  • Birthday 11/30/1960

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  • Your Location Lake Stevens, Wa.

Your Golf Game

  • Handicap Index 7.7

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  1. snowsurfer added a post in a topic Hitting off the toe w/ my wedges   

    Thanks, I'll give it  try.
    I have the Mickleson DVD, but we moved in January and I haven't been able to locate which box it's in.

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  2. snowsurfer added a topic in Instruction and Playing Tips   

    Hitting off the toe w/ my wedges
    Short chips and pitches only.
    I've tried standing closer, ball back in stance and a few other tricks, but this flaw always
    seems to creep back into my short game.
    Anyone have a cure?
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  3. snowsurfer added a post in a topic LPGA tour player you'd most like to play a round with .   

    Morgan Pressell, Sara Brown or Ai Miyazato.
    Any of them would be a blast to play with. Ai has to wear the knee highs though.
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  4. snowsurfer added a post in a topic OLDER hogan apex FTX irons   

    Great set of Irons, as good as anything out now.
    I have a set of Apex edge pros, Which I thing are identical to the longer irons in the FTX set, or real close.
    If you like the look, check ebay or sometimes Callaway pre owned has them.
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  5. snowsurfer added a post in a topic Wilson STAFF vs Wilson STAFF's reputation   

    Wilson makes great stuff, they just really haven't marketed it well as of late.
    I demoed their FG Tour Irons and their new FG62  blades yesterday and was very impressed. If I was in the market for new irons they would get serious consideration.
    The FG tour ball is also great.
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  6. snowsurfer added a post in a topic When is it too cold to stop playing golf?   

    I've been practicing here, but the greens are frozen, so playing is a crap shoot. That, and it's been 34* for highs the last week or so. At least it hasn't snowed in a while.
    Looks like rain and some warmer weather this week, so maybe a thaw is in the offing.
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  7. snowsurfer added a post in a topic Do you play Hogan Apex irons?   

    I have some Apex Edge Pros w/ apex 4 shafts that get some play a few times a year.
    Great irons, penetrating flight and a bit of forgiveness.
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  8. snowsurfer added a post in a topic When is it too cold to stop playing golf?   

    I played Sunday here and it was 38-40* with about a 10 mph breeze.
    I was 2 over for 7 holes and then proceeded to blow up. I had four 3 putts for the round and an OB, jacked an 8 over the green on easy hole. I've never been over that green!!
    By about the 12th, I couldn't get a good rotation and my rt hamstring was so tight, I was useless.
    Under 40 is too cold for me now.
    I can say I've played in just about every cold playable condition possible, from frozen fairways to 40* and pouring with 15 + mph winds.
    It's just not fun in those conditions.
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  9. snowsurfer added a post in a topic getting older is not fun   

    "getting older is not fun"
    I hear this everyday from my patients. They sit on my CT table and then, as I help them lay down, and I'm fairly close to them,
    they say " getting old ain't for sissys" or "getting old is starting to suck". LOL
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  10. snowsurfer added a post in a topic Colder temperatures and the effects on ball distance   

    Not only does the temp affect distance, barometric pressure will as well.
    Where I live fronts move through fairly rapidly and if there is low pressure, regardless of temp, the ball just doesn't go.
    I had notice the discrepency in distances before, but is wasn't until and older guy who'd been living here along time told me he checks the barometer, saying there can be as mush as 2 clubs diff.
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  11. snowsurfer added a post in a topic How often do you play golf?   

    at least 8 rounds per month and 1-2 range sessions per week weather permitting.
    I work full time swing (3-1:30 pm) so if I get the chores done and the dogs tired, I'm free. If it's not raining.
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  12. snowsurfer added a post in a topic When did you start Golf?   

    I started when I was about 7 or 8. Played off and on through my teens and shot mid 80's to mid 90's, but really spent my time surfing and skateboarding. I thought golf was for old guys.
    My first lessons as a kid were from John Anselmo (tiger's first teacher) in Bakersfield, Ca in about '68. He was married to a friend of my mom's. I guess he said I was a natural, according to my folks.
    My thoughts on the sport? It's a game, not a sport. I love the competition, but more the mental aspect and the fact you are really playing against the course more than another person.
    I wish that I had been a little more interested in it when I was younger, since I've noticed a pattern in my life of enjoying individual athletic activities more than team sports.
    Surfing, skateboarding, snowboarding, and hiking have always been at the top of the list of things I most enjoy.
    I started getting serious about the game in my early 30s as the surf was getting too crowded, and I finally had good income. I also found the game allowed me to become closer to my Dad and spend some quality time with him after all our contentious years due to my wild and misspent youth.
    BTW my current index is 7.8 and I usually shoot between 77-82 pretty consistently. I'm a certified addict now.
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  13. snowsurfer added a post in a topic Your Personal weakness & Strength   

    Weakness - 5-7 iron accuracy. Miss too many greens from 150-180 yrds. Greenside Bunker play. Mental focus. Let small thinks distract me or let tension creep into my grip.
    Strengths - chipping and putting. Average 29 putts per round. Also find a lot of fairways when my swing is in tempo. Average driver carry about 230-235yrds. 3wd around 210-215 carry.
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  14. snowsurfer added a post in a topic Driver distance vs. Handicap   

    Average 240. Handicap index 9. SS 100mph. I can hit it 270 occasionally, but I can also hit it 220. R9 460 w/ Oban Devotion 6/4
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  15. snowsurfer added a post in a topic How much do you pay for golf   

    I pay $160 per month unlimited golf. No initiation fee when I joined June of 2009. They gave me a range key for 6 months free range ball that they haven't asked to be returned :)
    They also let my wife play free once a week or so, and have let me take a cart w/o charge if I ask. ( had a bad hamstring for a few months now).
    Pretty good deal, but the reciprocities are really great. I have access to one other club in town and some great courses within 1-2hrs drive, and in Victoria,BC. just a ferry ride away.
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