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Hi, I'm James. I just joined these forums after having played very very casually for the past 2 years or so. I love that there's tons of information on here with many active users. I only recently starting trying to really get better at golf and am now playing on average once per week.

 

A little bit about me: I'm a chemical and biomolecular process engineer for a smaller chemical company in North Carolina. Graduated in 2011 from Georgia Tech so I'm a young guy. I enjoy "working" on things eg. breaking things down and rebuilding, building ground up, tools, cars, construction etc. Very much have the tech bug, I have since I was 10 yrs old. 

 

I have spent WAY TOO MUCH on golf stuff in the past month :-P and because I'm a tech and MAJOR statistics junky (which has a lot to do with my field of work) I recently picked up the Game Golf gadget thing (along with a new r11 driver, rangefinder, LW, etc... :-D). It seems like something that will fit my personality and current goals in golf, despite what maybe some others on these boards may think about the device? Anyways, I'm excited to get started with it (I haven't yet).

 

Anyways, very glad to be a part of such a wide ranging community with tons of readily available information. In the next 6 months when my wife and I settle into a house I will be looking into nearby clubs in the area but first thing's first, I need to have play each of them. 

 

My best round: 92

Avg round: 97

 

2015-end goal: 88? I think I could get there?

 

Cheers!

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A little bit about me: I'm a chemical and biomolecular process engineer for a smaller chemical company in North Carolina. Graduated in 2011 from Georgia Tech so I'm a young guy. I enjoy "working" on things eg. breaking things down and rebuilding, building ground up, tools, cars, construction etc. Very much have the tech bug, I have since I was 10 yrs old. 

 

As one geek to another, be careful doing this with your golf swing. It's only ever really detrimental to start over from the ground up, breaking things down too much, just to build them up again.

 

It's better to treat learning golf like you learned the sciences: start with math (basic fundamentals), add in some more science (physics, chemistry, more complex math), and then begin to fine-tune (organic chemistry, molecular physics, etc.).

 

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I have spent WAY TOO MUCH on golf stuff in the past month :-P and because I'm a tech and MAJOR statistics junky (which has a lot to do with my field of work) I recently picked up the Game Golf gadget thing (along with a new r11 driver, rangefinder, LW, etc... :-D). It seems like something that will fit my personality and current goals in golf, despite what maybe some others on these boards may think about the device? Anyways, I'm excited to get started with it (I haven't yet).

 

Check out a few of these threads:

 TST Investigates GAME Golf - Spoiler: we like it a lot! Follow me if you want at http://www.gamegolf.com/player/iacas .

 Introduction to the PureStrike/5 Simple Keys® (5SK) Learning System 

 "Lowest Score Wins" by Barzeski and Wedzik (Buy it at http://lowestscorewins.com/).

 

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Originally Posted by jkelley9 View Post
 

Anyways, very glad to be a part of such a wide ranging community with tons of readily available information. In the next 6 months when my wife and I settle into a house I will be looking into nearby clubs in the area but first thing's first, I need to have play each of them. 

 

My best round: 92

Avg round: 97

 

2015-end goal: 88? I think I could get there?

 

You could get there by the end of this year (bit of a stretch) if you spend your time and energy properly.

 

Welcome to the site.

post #3 of 5

  Welcome James, Instruction and playing tips here are first rate.

If you have any questions, check to see if there is a thread about it.

Looking forward to hearing about your golf journey, So jump in. 

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Thanks y'all :-)

 

I definitely intend to approach my golf game in a healthy, objective way. I'm glad to hear that the GAME Golf is accepted on here (some other online reviews had me second-guessing at times) because I'm quite excited to use it sometime this week. 

 

I will definitely check out those resources, iacas. Thank you for pointing me in the right direction!

 

I do believe I could achieve my goals by the end of the year possibly. I consider myself very level-headed, patient, and receptive while at the same time I know that I don't want to be "fixing my shot" after every single bad shot. From what I've been reading, that seems to be something that a lot of golfers do but I could be wrong about that :-P

 

Thanks for the warm welcomes.

post #5 of 5
Welcome and yay North Carolina! Went to UNC for grad school so I love Chapel Hill.
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