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DDBowdoin

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About DDBowdoin

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  • Birthday 01/27/1985

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    Littleton, MA

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    12
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    Righty

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  1. I'm lucky my wife even got me in the frame, I'll have a tripod next time I go about this.
  2. I've been Playing Golf for: 11 Years My current handicap index or average score is: haven't kept a GHIN in a few years, shoot 82ish on a good day. My typical ball flight is: push / push cut but with new irons and shaft fitting hitting baby draws. The shot I hate or the "miss" I'm trying to reduce/eliminate is: hitting a ball heavy enough that I can't muscle it down the fairway/close to a green A little back story to this swing. For years I played irons with shafts too stiff and heavy, stock length S300 DG Stiff. After a great fitting at Club Champion I was fit into a set of Taylormade P790, half inch down, Aerotech Steelfiber i95's, 2 flat, and they adjusted the lofts to have equal spacing in the set. I am still getting used to the clubs but I have gone from a push and push cut to a nice high, baby draw. I am incredibly happy with how these feel, especially on my leading left hand that has suffered past injuries and diagnosed tendonitis. I felt like I was striking the ball really well but after viewing the video my caddie (my wife) took jeez... what an ugly swing. For years I have worked on some form of a stack and tilt swing and I have moved out of a bad habit of coming across the ball and my divots now shot either a square strike or coming in from the inside. I am just shocked at how close my hands come to my beer gut, jeez... no wonder my hand hurts!I just wrapped up the Francis Ouimet Golf Marathon and finished up with 108 holes, unfortunately I missed my goal of 200! Picked up some pointers on how to rack up more holes from some vets! So excited for next year. I worked a 135 par 3 (basically everyone played from the reds to help rack up holes for charity) and I birdied the hole 13 times out of 54 holes finishing up +1 on that stretch. On a side note, I feel terrible for this grounds crew. We destroyed this tee box and 5 inches of rain two days prior left greens soft, the ballmarks were insane.Please, take a look at this... laugh at this ugly swing, revel in it, toss some pointers, share your ugly swing stories. Videos:
  3. The problem for us mere mortals comes from playing different models in play that aren't built for us... instead we rely on demo programs that offer fairly stock options when we would normally be fit into something very specific. Its a huge financial burden to just keep trying new clubs, scouring used stores and ebay looking for the "right" club.
  4. I failed to mention... I am a school teacher and am off from June 1 to August 25th so I will play every day.
  5. My cousin lives 3 miles from Ballybunion. I played there in 2008 and am itching for a return. I remember buying 500 dollars worth of Goretex rain gear and gloves and I found 79 degrees with sun and not a lick of rain on the course! What a memory! As a single they paired me up with a father/son and the sons best friend. His friend was a low level tour player in England and played the tips. I played up that day because I shot an 82 to his 69 but it was so damn inspiring seeing someone control that course! What memories.
  6. I'd agree with this... of the countless times I assumed it happened I've only seen two or three people straight up pick my ball up from the tee as they walked into my hole. It happens all the time because I see people picking up balls or yelling over to a buddy "hey man, did you hit a Callaway with a blue dot? No? Ok, I'm just going to pick this one up".
  7. What happens when someone just takes your ball... this happens ALL the time on these crap public dog tracks I play.
  8. While I generally agree with you at roughly 99%, there is 1% of me that has some followed some low PGA tour players who spread the ball EVERYWHERE and have marshalls finding balls.
  9. Hey everyone, Looking to gather some folks who are in Eastern MA / Greater Boston. I'd like to be able to put together a Ryder Cup event or something fun like that. Who is out there?
  10. I am just coming off a driver fitting and trackman data showed me capping my spin at about 2200 RPM, on the low end of the normal spectrum. I was curious if a ball selection could help drive that number up a small bit to squeeze another 7-10 yards off the tee. Is that even possible? I normally game the Top Flite Gamer Tour balls... which I really enjoy. I sometimes pick up a dz of ProV's but its rare for me.
  11. I dropped 200/250 (can't remember) into a Bushnell V2 and while I do use it the experience of buying one reinforced the reality of my good eyesight. I am usually really close to what the laser tells me. I grew up playing on an absolute horrendous muni that barely had 150 markers so I learned how to see distance by my depth of field and vision.
  12. I teach at a private school and our Fall is considerably busier than Spring with open house events, recruiting evenings, and back to school potlucks so my golf will drop come fall.
  13. Yeah unfortunately Massachusetts is a tough state all around... I posted a massive rant against MA golf on TST about 8 years ago! It still holds true. It’s going to take some time convincing the wife for the 5,000. Relative to many of the other clubs around here it’s a pretty good price.
  14. Teachers schedule, nice huh? im considering a membership somewhere so next summer I can play 36 a day.
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