Yes, and @ellamia’s writing is just awful, it comes off like a bad caricature of an infomercial. I doubt any TST golf enthusiasts would bite on such garbage. I did a quick google search and the same content has popped up on a couple other well known golf sites, that I’ll leave unnamed. Definitely a shill of some sort.
Honestly, thanks to Erik, the moderators, forum leaders, and the collective brotherhood here, I think the TST crowd is too knowledgeable and well-educated about golf to fall for stupid infomercial crap like this. Guys like this pray on the poor uneducated saps trying to enjoy the game and it’s sad. He should be ashamed of himself.
The GM and director of membership called soon after I emailed them my notice. I told them the issue with tee times and how the lottery is rigged to allow the same people to get tee times, and I was told I wasn’t the only one quitting and complaining about tee times.
There are not too many options in my town and this club offers a great deal, and perhaps that is the problem - too many members. Many live within the community so they don’t really have the option to leave.
My new club only has 40 members but a 30-min drive away. It is also a difficult and expensive course so not many want to join there.
First: how much time are you willing to invest in practice? Lessons are good if you practice. You can waste money there, too, if you don't practice.
Around here, practicing seems to be forbidden at driving ranges at the moment.
Also you can order a set of Cobra F9 Speedback irons for about $600 new direct from Cobra if golf stores are still closed in your area like they are mine. At 5'9" standard length and lie are probably okay. I have the F9 hybrids in 4H and 5H and love them. The set also comes with Cobra Connect (Arccos) which you can use with your phone to keep track of your on course stats, if you keep your phone in your front pocket when you swing the club... if you can get used to that.