I've been lurking on this website for several months and decided it's time to take it a step further and join. I think i'll be in good company as it seems like most people here have the same obsession with golf that I now have.
I live in Lake Forest, CA and i'm 31 years old. My dad taught me to play this wonderful game when i was about 9-10 years old. I just played casually, maybe 1 round/month, my whole life in between full seasons of baseball, soccer, and tennis. However, now that i've gotten older and competitive soccer and baseball are well behind me, i've taken on a whole new focus with golf.
About 2 years ago when i started getting serious i was shooting in the mid 90's with occasional rounds creeping close to 90 and some much higher. I was playing with an old set of Cobra Oversize Tour irons from I think 1994, with graphite shafts. It wasn't until I got serious 2 years ago and started getting deeper into golf knowledge that I realized that those clubs were definitely not helping my game. At that point I did some research, and some testing at my local Golfsmith, and fell in love with the Mizuno JPX 800's with the DGS 300 Stiff shafts. Since then, along with 4 lessons from a local PGA professional, my handicap has dropped from around 18-19 ( Wasn't actually keeping track officially) to 8.5 (Actually keeping official track on scga.org).
So i'm pretty stoked now and a lot more involved with golf now. It's sort of all consuming and i'm sure like most of you, always on your mind. That's pretty much why I decided to join the ranks, to talk with other serious golfers and expand my limited knowledge.