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Hi all, I'm pretty much a total beginner from Mississippi here and looking to learn more! I've hit some balls here and there with buddies in the past but really looking to improve my game and joining here seemed like a good way to help facilitate that. 

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Welcome,

You've found the right place!   

Give a look at the instructional information.   Erik put together a Covid series of lessons that are extremely useful.   There are many other instructional tidbits and the members are always willing to help.  

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