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Just graduated from college, so I finally have time to golf more now! Been golfing for 20 years now almost, but rarely more than 2-3 times a year...this year alone I've golfed probably 25 times already.

 

Anyway, here's what's in the bag:

 

Driver: TaylorMade RBZ Stage II (9.5 degree, stiff shaft)

3-Wood: TaylorMade RBZ

Hybrid: Cleveland 19 degree

Irons: Old Nike Slingshots

Wedges: Wilson Sand Wedge, Cobra 60 degree, Ping 52 degree

Putter: Cleveland

 

Typical round is around 95, though I can sometimes break into the 80's.

 

I have a lot of distance, and very little control. Surprisingly, short game is my strong point. Anything inside of 100 years, including sand. 

 

Well, that about covers it.

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Welcome

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Just graduated from college, so I finally have time to golf more now! Been golfing for 20 years now almost, but rarely more than 2-3 times a year...this year alone I've golfed probably 25 times already.

 

Anyway, here's what's in the bag:

 

Driver: TaylorMade RBZ Stage II (9.5 degree, stiff shaft)

3-Wood: TaylorMade RBZ

Hybrid: Cleveland 19 degree

Irons: Old Nike Slingshots

Wedges: Wilson Sand Wedge, Cobra 60 degree, Ping 52 degree

Putter: Cleveland

 

Typical round is around 95, though I can sometimes break into the 80's.

 

I have a lot of distance, and very little control. Surprisingly, short game is my strong point. Anything inside of 100 years, including sand. 

 

Well, that about covers it.


Welcome to The Sand Trap from Cleveland as well!

Watching the LeBron win last night sucked! I lost track of beer, I mean time*, and woke up with a headache.... c2_beer.gif

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Welcome! From Akron (Cuyahoga Falls) originally. Where'd you get your degree from?

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Welcome to The Sand Trap from Cleveland as well!

Watching the LeBron win last night sucked! I lost track of beer, I mean time*, and woke up with a headache.... c2_beer.gif

 

Yeah, screw that guy. 

 

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Welcome! From Akron (Cuyahoga Falls) originally. Where'd you get your degree from?

 

Cleveland State University. Bachelor's of Electrical Engineering. Hope I get to the point to where I'm golfing for work. Haha.

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Welcome!

 

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Yeah, screw that guy. 

 

 

 

Couldn't have said it better myself!

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Welcome!

 

 

Couldn't have said it better myself!

 

Tell me about it. I grew up outside of Akron & now live in Miami. They deify the guy here.

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Cleveland State University. Bachelor's of Electrical Engineering. Hope I get to the point to where I'm golfing for work. Haha.


Do you typically play in the Cuyahoga/Cuyahoga Falls area, or do you travel south and play courses near the Brunswick/Medina/Akron area?

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Do you typically play in the Cuyahoga/Cuyahoga Falls area, or do you travel south and play courses near the Brunswick/Medina/Akron area?

 

I currently live in Parma, and will be moving to Sagamore Hills next week. I primarily play on the west/south side. Brunswick, North Olmsted, Columbia Station...etc.,

 

Going to Springvale for a quick 9 after work tonight.

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I currently live in Parma, and will be moving to Sagamore Hills next week. I primarily play on the west/south side. Brunswick, North Olmsted, Columbia Station...etc.,

 

Going to Springvale for a quick 9 after work tonight.

That's awesome. I play a lot of golf in the Columbia Station area... Royal Crest, Pine Brook (Grafton), Dorlon, and Emerald Weeds. I play several further South in Seville and locally in Medina as well. Sometimes we'll travel out by Hinckley and play Skyland, Pine HIlls, Ironwood, and Hinckley Hills.

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That's awesome. I play a lot of golf in the Columbia Station area... Royal Crest, Pine Brook (Grafton), Dorlon, and Emerald Weeds. I play several further South in Seville and locally in Medina as well. Sometimes we'll travel out by Hinckley and play Skyland, Pine HIlls, Ironwood, and Hinckley Hills.

 

Royal Crest is probably my favorite course. It's really in good shape this year, and for the price, you can't go wrong. Pine Hills is awesome, but a little pricey. Dorlon is kind of meh, but at $20 for 18 and a cart, it's hard to go wrong. 

 

How long have you been playing?

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Royal Crest is probably my favorite course. It's really in good shape this year, and for the price, you can't go wrong. Pine Hills is awesome, but a little pricey. Dorlon is kind of meh, but at $20 for 18 and a cart, it's hard to go wrong. 

 

How long have you been playing?

I personally hate Dorlon, but that is one of my buddy's favorites for some reason. It really isn't even "golf" to me.... there's no real fairway. It's just a dog track with mediocre greens and weeds/backyard grass mowed short to resemble a fairway.

I don't mind paying $40-60 to play a very nice course either, but $20.00 on a dog track sucks. I can't wait until Blue Heron re-opens by my house.

I have been golfing for 3 1/2 years now and have been stuck at a 9.4-9.8 handicap for nearly 12 months consistently. Last year I was playing 4x a week and practicing 3 days as well but just couldn't get over the hump for some reason.

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I personally hate Dorlon, but that is one of my buddy's favorites for some reason. It really isn't even "golf" to me.... there's no real fairway. It's just a dog track with mediocre greens and weeds/backyard grass mowed short to resemble a fairway.

I don't mind paying $40-60 to play a very nice course either, but $20.00 on a dog track sucks. I can't wait until Blue Heron re-opens by my house.

I have been golfing for 3 1/2 years now and have been stuck at a 9.4-9.8 handicap for nearly 12 months consistently. Last year I was playing 4x a week and practicing 3 days as well but just couldn't get over the hump for some reason.

 

Well, you have me beat handicap wise. I don't actually know what mine is...but I know I average low to mid 90s. I have a lot of power and a decent short game...just gotta find some consistency. I haven't played Blue Heron yet, but heard great things about it.

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I have some good friends that moved to Lakewood several years ago, and I visit pretty often. I even lived up there for a summer 3 years ago. I really like the area.

 

It must be great weather in July and August, but it wouldn't be fun to wait until April to be able to play without snow!
 

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Well, you have me beat handicap wise. I don't actually know what mine is...but I know I average low to mid 90s. I have a lot of power and a decent short game...just gotta find some consistency. I haven't played Blue Heron yet, but heard great things about it.

Yeah it's about to re-open soon. In the meantime I've been playing a lot of Ridgetop, Royal Crest, Rawiga, and Skyland. Maybe one day we can set something up and tear Royal Crest up.

 

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I have some good friends that moved to Lakewood several years ago, and I visit pretty often. I even lived up there for a summer 3 years ago. I really like the area.

 

It must be great weather in July and August, but it wouldn't be fun to wait until April to be able to play without snow!
 

We play in November sometimes, during the January thaw and on New Years Eve/Day... hell it's been mild the past few years also. But I do get your point, I would much rather be living near white sand, cabana girls, palm trees and water that ocean like the West Keys....

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Yeah it's about to re-open soon. In the meantime I've been playing a lot of Ridgetop, Royal Crest, Rawiga, and Skyland. Maybe one day we can set something up and tear Royal Crest up.

 

Absolutely! I'm always looking for new people to play with. I love #11...I always try to carry the water. Last time, I ended up 70 yards past the pin...for about a 330 yard drive. It put me in a bad spot, but left a big smile on my face that I hit it that well. Haha.

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Absolutely! I'm always looking for new people to play with. I love #11...I always try to carry the water. Last time, I ended up 70 yards past the pin...for about a 330 yard drive. It put me in a bad spot, but left a big smile on my face that I hit it that well. Haha.

Yeah that hole is such a B sometimes lol. I fall for that hole every time and either outdrive it and end up near the woods on whatever hole is behind it and have to chip back up from another tee. 

I forgot if it is 9 or 18, but it cracks me up there because when I first started playing I fought a major slice and hit that little white house that has pine trees lining its back yard a few times. No damage or anything, just an F'd up fly ball onto the roof lol. The long Par 5 coming back in.

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Yeah that hole is such a B sometimes lol. I fall for that hole every time and either outdrive it and end up near the woods on whatever hole is behind it and have to chip back up from another tee. 

I forgot if it is 9 or 18, but it cracks me up there because when I first started playing I fought a major slice and hit that little white house that has pine trees lining its back yard a few times. No damage or anything, just an F'd up fly ball onto the roof lol. The long Par 5 coming back in.

 

I sometimes get lucky and just slice it, end up with a short wedge to the green since the slice clears the water to the right. :D

 

I'd be lying if I said I haven't hit a house before. :X

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