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Hey everyone, have seen a few posts from here over the years and enjoyed them, thought I'd finally setup an account.  The first time I swung a golf club I was 10 years old.  My dad had a spot in our apartment where he would hit wiffel balls off the carpet into a curtain.  I remember immediately loving the feel of a golf swing and in particular the sound the club made when it grazed the carpet just right.  I would play for hours in our improvised hitting bay and, although I didn't play anything resembling actual golf until much later in life, I consider that the genesis of my obsession with this great game.  I played the game casually for 10 years, then a few years ago began taking it more seriously and am now a certifiable golf nut.  I think I'll fit in nicely here.  

 

 

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Bienvenida!   Always looking to add a fellow SOCAL member.  I am in Escondido and play many of the North County Courses of San Diego, Riverside,and Orange. There are a few of us who get together once in awhile. 

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11 hours ago, islavistan said:

Hey everyone, have seen a few posts from here over the years and enjoyed them, thought I'd finally setup an account.  The first time I swung a golf club I was 10 years old.  My dad had a spot in our apartment where he would hit wiffel balls off the carpet into a curtain.  I remember immediately loving the feel of a golf swing and in particular the sound the club made when it grazed the carpet just right.  I would play for hours in our improvised hitting bay and, although I didn't play anything resembling actual golf until much later in life, I consider that the genesis of my obsession with this great game.  I played the game casually for 10 years, then a few years ago began taking it more seriously and am now a certifiable golf nut.  I think I'll fit in nicely here.  

 

 

And I'm in San Diego. Is that Isla Vista as in north of Santa Barbara/Goleta ?

 

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5 minutes ago, gregsandiego said:

And I'm in San Diego. Is that Isla Vista as in north of Santa Barbara/Goleta ?

 

I’m in south OC now, but was in IV for 4 years. I’ve heard San Diego has a great resident golfer program. 

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7 hours ago, islavistan said:

I’m in south OC now, but was in IV for 4 years. I’ve heard San Diego has a great resident golfer program. 

"South OC" is a challenge for us to guess right ? San Clemente ?

I'm not sure what you mean by "resident golfer" but San Diego has a lot of affordable options for the weekend golfer.

 

 

 

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If any of you occasionally get up to OC we have several decent courses. I recently started playing again after about 20 years away from the game. It’s been nice revisiting all the courses I used to play and exploring some new ones. Still a bad golfer, but I am enjoying it more now.

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2 hours ago, Upostink said:

Hello to u too, i am new here aswell, my name is David wish we will enjoy our stay here!

Welcome to the site!

We should probably have another So. Cal. gathering again with all these new members!

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Just now, tehuti said:

I’d be up for a SoCal gathering.

So many new people, how many are from the LA basin, how many from SD and OC?

Would a gathering in OC make sense? 

Could we plan another one @Golfingdad? I suddenly find myself with some time for these things since my kids are pretty busy in school.

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1 hour ago, Lihu said:

So many new people, how many are from the LA basin, how many from SD and OC?

Would a gathering in OC make sense? 

Could we plan another one @Golfingdad? I suddenly find myself with some time for these things since my kids are pretty busy in school.

I'd certainly be up for one.  Maybe start a discussion, and of course include @tristanhilton85 and @mvmac and all of the other local guys we can think of.

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To the OP: welcome to TST!

2 hours ago, Golfingdad said:

I'd certainly be up for one.  Maybe start a discussion, and of course include @tristanhilton85 and @mvmac and all of the other local guys we can think of.

I'm always up for it too. 

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5 minutes ago, Shindig said:

To the OP: welcome to TST!

I'm always up for it too. 

Join the club posted above.

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