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BigTex71

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Hello, all!

My name is John and I live in Fort Worth, Texas. I commute to Dallas for work as an IT Manager for a physicians group.

I started golfing intermittently when I was about 10 years old. I played a lot when I was in the U.S. Air Force back in the 1990's. I was addicted. Once I got married at the end of 1999, my golf weekends started slipping away. Right after our first child was born in 2000, I pretty much stopped playing golf - not by choice. I have been wanting to get back to playing since then, but kids and financial hardships kept me away. Now that my oldest son is 15, he is interested in picking up the game. This was my 'in'! I am starting to swing the clubs again and plan on getting my son and I a few lessons (or just learning from this forum first), since I haven't swung a club much in the past 15 years.

I have old technology from my past playing days but hope to start buying some newer equipment soon. I used to be a 15 handicap and hit Titleist DCI 962 irons (which I still have.) But I recently went to the local PGA Tour Superstore to hit some clubs to see what might fit me best. A golf pro had me hit several types of irons (after warming up a bit) and I seemed to hit the Nike VR_S X irons the best. I haven't purchased them yet, but I feel they would be a good step back into the game and my son and I could share the clubs until I get my game back. (And they are only $300!) I plan on hitting some clubs at Golf Galaxy and Golfsmith to see if my swing points to the same clubs, or if I get different results.

I just found this forum via Google and it looks like this is THE place for talking golf. I look forward to getting a lot out of the forums and hope to contribute where I can.

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Welcome to TST, John - and welcome back to the wonderful (and sometimes frustrating!) world of golf!  Lots of great golf discussion and information here, and some very helpful instructors as well.

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Welcome to the forum @BigTex71

Thanks for joining. This is a great place to learn and become a better golfer.  I would recommend the Swing Thoughts and Member Swings sections for learning.

If you have any questions about using the site, check out our "Using the Site" section , and Little Things New Users can learn.

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I will be in Saginaw later this summer for 2 or 3 days. Usually let that Rockwood track kick my back side just for drill. Will see if you are available later on.

You will like this site. Lots of good folks on here. :beer:

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I will be in Saginaw later this summer for 2 or 3 days. Usually let that Rockwood track kick my back side just for drill. Will see if you are available later on.

You will like this site. Lots of good folks on here.

Let me know when you are in town. It would be cool to hit the links with a fellow TSTer.

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