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Wesf

Greetings from South Africa

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Hi guys, finally joined afters a long lurk. Really great site and look forward to joining in chats and getting some constructive feedback on my swing.

I am coming back after a longish layoff of about a year and have got myself totally hooked on the game all over again. Invested in some new irons (Nike VR pro combos) and look forward to getting my handicap below 10 again in the coming months, with your guys help of course.

Cheers

** Stated handicap is a thumbsuck as to where I recon I am at the moment based on a few range sessions. Last time I played I was off a 9. **

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