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My Swing (TristanBlevins)

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I've been Playing Golf for: 14 Years

My current handicap index or average score is: 76

My typical ball flight is: Used to be a baby cut, has turned into monster (Push?) slice

The shot I hate or the "miss" I'm trying to reduce/eliminate is: Slice (Or Push slice)


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