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Age: 59

Ht: 6'

From: San Diego area

Years playing: 18 total, had long hiatus 

where I play: variety of SoCal courses. Vineyard, RB Inn, Tecolote, Woods Valley, etc etc

Best Courses: Grand Cypress, Heathrow, Torrey Pines north. 

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Age: 62

Height: 5'10

Where are you from: South Carolina

How Long have you been Playing: 34yrs with a 24yr break.  Back at it again in the last 6 months

Best Score: 68 Ramstein Air Base GC

Favorite club in the bag: 3 Wood

Golf Books / DVD's that have helped you: You tube and this site

Where do you play: Gordon Lakes GC in Augusta, GA is my home course but play any of the public courses in the CSRA

Best courses you've played so far: Several links courses in Scotland back in the 80's

Things you enjoy most about golf: Being with friends, meeting new people, watching my swing and game improve when something finally clicks.

Goals for 2017: Break 90 consistently

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Age: 39 

Height: 5' 7" 

Where are you from: Central VA 

How long have you been playing: 14 years...just got serious last year

Best Score: 76 (Diff 3.7) 

Favorite club in the bag: 4 hybrid, 9i

Golf Books / DVD's that have helped you: LSW, Harvey Pennick's "Little Red Book"

Where do you play: Richmond, Charlottesville, Fredericksburg VA - public courses

Best courses you've played so far: I really like the Golden Horseshoe (Williamsburg, Va) as Devil's Knob (Wintergreen, VA). I plan to play the Old Course at St. Andrews and Carnoustie in 2019.

Things you enjoy most about golf: the challenge; the satisfaction of hitting a great approach shot close to pin 

Goals for 2017: maintain sub-10 HI

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Age: 35 

Height: 6'2" 

Where are you from: Just outside of Minneapolis, MN 

How long have you been playing: off and on since highschool, but started getting serious last year

Best Score: 80 (4 times)

Favorite club in the bag: 8 iron

Golf Books / DVD's that have helped you: Youtube.com

Where do you play: anywhere decent in the Minneapolis metro area.  I like Chaska Town Course.. 

Best courses you've played so far: The Harvester in Rhodes, IA.   Greyhawk and Troon North in Scaottsdale, AZ.  

Things you enjoy most about golf: mostly the beer.. or a long walk with a putter in my hand.   

Goals for 2017: bring my handicap below 10. 

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Age: 63

Height: 5' 8"

Where are you from: Jacksonville, Florida

How long have you been playing: 1973-1999, 2012-now?  I don't know, there was a very long break in there somewhere.

Best Score: 79

Favorite club in the bag: Driver!

Golf Books / DVD's that have helped you: Youtube, thesandtrap, Getting Up and Down by Tom Watson

Where do you play: Jacksonville, Florida, public courses- Bent Creek, Hyde Park, Hidden Hills. 

Best courses you've played so far: The Slammer and Squire, St. Augustine, Brasstown Valley, Young Harris, GA

Things you enjoy most about golf: The science of how to hit the golf ball, the science of how to get myself to hit the golf ball, the science of overcoming my depression about not being able to hit the golf ball, and the scenery.   Also the sense of achievement when I make real progress.  Getting away from the world for a few hours.  Being with friends.  Getting a pitcher of beer afterwards and aggravating my friends over politics. 

Goals for 2017: I already reached my original goal for 2017, so now my goal is to get the ball closer to the hole with chips, pitches, and approach shots. 

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My resume is back there somewhere, but since this thread has sprung back to life, I'd like to suggest to everyone that they add themselves to the TST Member Map:

 

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Age: 33

Height: 5' 9"

Where are you from: Buenos Aires, Argentina

How long have you been playing: 7-21, 24-25, 32 till today, 17 years.

Best Score: 67 (-5)

Favorite club in the bag: 60°, in the bag since 2000.

Golf Books / DVD's that have helped you: Youtube a lot, google and of course TST.

Where do you play: San Patricio Golf Club, Buenos Aires Argentina 

Best courses you've played so far: Blue Monster, White and Gold Courses at the Doral and Nordelta Golf Club here in Argentina. 
Things you enjoy most about golf: Pure air and excercise, good golf shots, good company, hard courses, search for the best strategy on each hole, 19th hole.

Goals for 2017: Average less than 4 over in tournaments away from my home course.

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Age: 50

Height: 5'11" 

Where are you from: Madison, WI.  Currently living in Ft. Worth, TX. 

How Long have you been Playing: 40 years 

Best Score: 69

Favorite club in the bag: All except the putter

Golf Books / DVD's that have helped you: Hogan's 5 Fundamentals, Nick Faldo's Golf Course, LSW

Where do you play: Wherever there is a tee box and even some places where there isn't.

Best courses you've played so far: Colonial C.C., Shady Oaks (Ft. Worth) Cordillera Ranch (Boerne, TX), Austin C.C. (Austin TX), Carlton Woods (The Woodlands, TX), Inverness Club (Toledo, OH), Oak Hills C.C. (San Antonio) Metairie C.C. (Metairie, LA)

Things you enjoy most about golf: Hitting good shots

Goals for 2017: Learn how to putt

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Age: 50 +/- 8%

Height: Approximately 70.45"

Where are you from: North Potomac, MD, but have lived the LA area for only 30 years or so.

How long have you been playing: 2011-now? 

Best Score: Pure luck. . .

Favorite club in the bag: I'd also have to go with "Driver", but I cut and pasted from @Marty2019's post and left it at that. It's also the newest club along with a 3W.

Golf Books / DVD's that have helped you: LSW (That's the only golf book I own anyway, that and another copy of LSW so 2 books).

Where do you play: All over. . .

Best courses you've played so far: Hard to say. I liked all the courses I played.

Things you enjoy most about golf: Getting an occasional super nice feeling from a well swung club and struck ball.

Goals for 2017: Enjoy playing more golf with my kids, and to get my wife interested in playing again.

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Age: 52

Height: 5' 8" 

Where are you from: Bangor, Maine  (Now in Alexandria VA since 2006)

How long have you been playing: ~34 years 

Best Score: 67 (Par 71) Bangor Municipal Golf Course (1996) & 67 (Par 70) Goodwin Park Golf Course (South) (1994)

Favorite club in the bag: Driver and a close second is my Edel Sand Wedge

Golf Books / DVD's that have helped you: Lowest Score Wins

Where do you play: Springfield Golf & Country Club - Virginia

Best courses you've played so far: Calusa Pines, Baltimore Country Club (East Course), Kapalua Plantation Course & Caves Valley

Things you enjoy most about golf: The social aspect, along with a smattering of good shots.

Goals for 2017:  To play in more tournaments away from Springfield and to shoot under Par this year.  

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Age: 29

Height: 6' 3" 

Where are you from: Tampa, FL


How long have you been playing: ~11 years 

Best Score: 67 (Par 71) The Creeks Golf Course

Favorite club in the bag: Edel Putter

Golf Books / DVD's that have helped you: Lowest Score Wins

Where do you play: Pinnacle Country Club - Rogers, AR

Best courses you've played so far: TPC Sawgrass, Bay Hill, Bethpage Black, Buffalo Ridge (Branson, MO)

Things you enjoy most about golf: I like the trash talking between buddies and gambling on the course (Does your husband play golf?)

Goals for 2017:  I would like to repeat as a Newport Cup participant, and shoot under par twice this year.

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Age: 58

Height: 69+" 

Where are you from: Jackson, MI

How long have you been playing: @45 years 

Best Score: 73 (+1) Cascades Golf Course

Favorite club in the bag: Driver

Golf Books / DVD's that have helped you: read many, none that stick out (LWS is on my list to read)

Where do you play: public courses, wherever I am

Best courses you've played so far: Oakland Hills South, Mid-Pines, Arcadia Bluffs, Cascades (more of a favorites list)

Things you enjoy most about golf: the camaraderie when playing with family & friends (and winning)

Goals for 2017: play more, score better, get my kids a little more interested in it

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Age: 28

Height: 6'1 

Where are you from: Syracuse, NY

How long have you been playing: 20 years 

Best Score: 70

Favorite club in the bag: Putter

Golf Books / DVD's that have helped you: Haven't read any books or watched DVDs. Have read articles and videos via youtube though.

Where do you play: All over. I'm not a member to any courses.

Best courses you've played so far: Shenendoah and Kaluhyat (Turning stone resort), Timber Banks Country Club, Conklin Players Club

Things you enjoy most about golf: The difficulty/strategy and the scenery/environment.

Goals for 2017: Achieve and hold a 2 handicap

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Age: 63

Height: 5'-10"

Where are you from: CA.  Now VA.

How long have you been playing: 6 years (on and off)

Best score: 76

Favorite club in the bag: (2) 5w & putter

Golf books / DVD's, etc, that helped you so far: Phil Michelson's Short Game Secrets, YouTube, TST, Golf Channel

Where do you play: Member at Cahoon Plantation and Riverfront in VA.  Most outlying courses.

Best courses you've played so far: Kings Mill, Dye's VB National, Doak's Riverfront.

Things you enjoy most about golf: The outdoors, the challenge, playing with friends.  

Goals for 2017: Learn from instruction and the better players.  Return to better play in league and play again in local events.

 

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Age: 43

Height: 6'-3"

Where are you from:  Lake Forest, CA

How long have you been playing: 30 or so years, really "serious" about the game for the last 5 years.

Best score: 73 on a "real" course.  Have had a 70 and a 71 on short courses with ratings in the high 60's, I don't count those.

Favorite club in the bag: Don't really have one, but since it's the only one that will never need replacing, I'll go with my putter.

Golf books / DVD's, etc, that helped you so far: Jack Nicklaus' Golf My Way, Harvey Penick's Little Red Book, Lowest Score Wins.

Where do you play: Tijeras Creek (home course), Mile Square Park, many other courses in a 30 mile radius, and Belmont Country Club when I visit the family up north.

Best courses you've played so far: Torrey Pines (North and South), Pelican Hill (North and South), Kapalua (Bay and Plantation)

Things you enjoy most about golf: The outdoors, the challenge, playing with friends.  (copied and pasted the format from @Hatchman, and am leaving this answer verbatim because it's perfect.)

Goals for 2017: 

 

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ge: 66

Height: 5'-9", if I stand up straight.

Where are you from:  Mason, Michigan

How long have you been playing: About 36 years.

Best score: 76 at Forest Akers East.

Favorite club in the bag:  None.  Got all new clubs except the putter last fall and I like them all.  Waiting for my new Edel putter after getting fitted by @Icarus last week.  Gonna looooove that one.

Golf books / DVD's, etc, that helped you so far: Lowest Score Wins.  Does a wonderful job of pointing out all the things I do wrong.

Where do you play: All over the lower peninsula.  Mostly the mid-Michigan area. 

Best courses you've played so far: Arcadia Bluffs, Forrest Dunes, Tullymore and the Fazio course at TreeTops are top ones.  Lots of courses just a notch below them.

Things you enjoy most about golf: The Challenge.  Also, being with friends, joining new people or just going out on my own.

Goals for 2017: Win again on the Michigan Amateur Tour.  If I can't accomplish that, I hope to at least get some top five places.

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Age: 57

Height: 5' 10"

Where are you from:  Woburn, MA

How long have you been playing: Since 2008 seriously. Before that, once every few years.

Best score: 79 a couple of times on Par 71 and 72 courses.

Favorite club in the bag: I would say my 54 wedge. I get to do all kinds of shots with it. Currently using an Edel 54 with driver grind I found in the used bin at Golfsmith!:beer:

Golf books / DVD's, etc, that helped you so far: Books: Lowest Score Wins, Stan Utley's The Art of Putting and The Art of the Short Game, Dave Stockton's Unconscious Putting. DVD and video: 5 Simple Keys DVD. Golf Evolution videos and the World Famous TST Instructional Content thread.

Where do you play: League is at Campbell's Scottish Highlands in Salem, NH. The other rota of courses are Trullbrook, Hickory Hill, Black Swan, Beverly CC, and other public courses.

Best courses you've played so far: Royal Kaanapali on Maui on my honeymoon with my wife and Port Royal Golf Course in Bermuda for my 25th Anniversary. It is good to have a wife who plays golf!

Things you enjoy most about golf: Being outdoors, the challenge, the feel of a well struck iron, kidding my friends when we play and taking their $5 Nassau!

Goals for 2017: 

I posted in goals thread, but basically get back to a 10 HC by playing better, especially with more solid iron shots. I regressed a bit last year.

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Age: 71

Height: 5' 10" 

Where are you from: Ottawa, Ontario

How long have you been playing: 57 years

Best Scores: 63 and 64,   Both 8 under par

Favorite club in the bag: Driver

Golf Books / DVD's that have helped you: "Double Connexion"

Where do you play: Greensmere GC

Best courses you've played so far: Doral CC

Things you enjoy most about golf: the challenge; the satisfaction of hitting a great approach shot close to pin 

Goals for 2017: Have shot my age or less 10 times and would like to add to that total. Had handicap down to 1 last season and would like to return to that number.  Improve short game.  

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