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About Gatsby1923

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  1. On a par three I landed in a green side bunker on a postage stamp sized green. I never get to practice bunker shots so I was rusty... Well I had a great hit and contact and sent the ball up into the air... and into the bunker on the other side of the green... Then in that bunker I didn't get it up and bounced it off a wooden retaining wall in into my head... The groundskeeper was watching me and couldn't stop laughing.
  2. It sucks to see any one losing a job but where I live we had a great well stocked family owned golf shop across the street. The only thing I'd ever buy from Dick's was golf balls if I found out at 8PM I was running low and had a 7am tee time the next morning. I did find the Dick's pro friendly when I did talk to him and I honestly feel bad he is losing his job.
  3. You wake up in a parallel universe tomorrow where you can only play with seven clubs. What seven would you pick? Any reason why you'd pick those Seven? Here is my break down in no real order: Putter-Can't Golf without it. Driver- I use it on all par 4's and 5's Sand Wedge- It can also be used for chipping and pitching. 3 wood- I have a high lofted 3 wood and for no real reason I'd pick that over my 5. 4, 7 & 9 Irons
  4. I didn't want to name names but I did have the Srixon balls and they do have enough green in them to be harder to see.
  5. So, I bought yellow high visibility golf balls. I don't know why I did other than to “Try something new.” All I can say is: don't bother in New England, especially in fall. Autumn leaves are close to that yellow color. Makes finding your ball that much harder and any one who has golfed when the leaves are falling knows it's not easy anyways. At one point I even thought an apple was my ball. It was yellowish also. So I think I have proved to myself that golf balls are white for a reason. If there was a better color it would have caught on by now.
  6. I say "I just love the sound of it going in the cup." No one has ever insisted after I say that.
  7. A friend of mine's grandfather had a bag like that. Don't know much about it but my guess would be that he bought it sometime in the 70's.
  8. Thanks for the replies. I was in a bit of a crisis when my boss walked up to me and dropped the tournament papers on my desk. After calming down some I bought some lightly used drivers and fairway woods at my local pro shop. They were very helpful finding me clubs that were not only somewhat inexpensive but fit me well. I went for Calloway and Taylormade and for now am sticking with my 15 year old Spalding Irons. I am hitting them well and I think I will buy a good used set of Pings after this season. David M
  9. I am getting back into golf after an absence of just over a decade and am still using my Spalding Tour Impact clubs I bought when I was 17. Basic set of 3-PW Irons and a set of woods. I retired its 1 wood as soon as I had enough money for an oversized driver. Here I am golfing again and want to buy some used clubs that might be better than I have now. I don’t want to hand down a $500+ hundred for a new set of clubs just yet. My swing just isn’t consistent again yet. I would like to could keep the set of Irons under $200, and fairway woods under 75 each. So here are my questions:
  10. I kind if figured when it came to the modern drivers, I put a dent in my driver first time out with it. Never thought about the finish on a wooden driver. Makes total sense now. Thanks
  11. I have always wondered this. Most golfers do not put covers on their irons, myself included. Why do most golfers, myself included, keep a head cover on our drivers and woods. What about our woods and drivers make them require protection? I know they tend to be hollow and dentable, but 20 years ago they were solid wood and most people kept them covered. I have seen threads here discussing if you should have your irons covered but why should I have my woods and driver covered? Dave M
  12. I am getting back into golf and find lessons a huge help. Granted I asked around for a pro and found one at my local CC who was not only good, but also one of the nicest people I have ever met.
  13. I play at Holyoke CC and Cedar Knob in Somers, CT when I played in my youth I played Southampton CC a lot. I have heard Chicopee is a nice course so I need to check it out. I am definitely going to need to take a ride out to Greenock some day. I'd love to play a Donald Ross course that's nearby and open to the public. Supposedly Donald Ross lived in Holyoke, MA for some time while designing the former Mt Tom Golf Club in Holyoke and the Orchards in South Hadley. Unfortunately they built I-91 right through the middle of the Mt Tom course. Its replacement Wyckoff Country Club has a few hol
  14. Oh and lessons helped way more than I could have even imagines. Country Club near me has 40 minutes lessons for $30.00, not bad. Though he only holds them M-F 9-5pm. (I can take the time out from work though.)
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