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About jimnm

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  • Birthday 08/15/1979

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    San Diego, CA

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  1. How long do you use the same ball for? Multiple holes? Multiple Rounds? Use it till you lose it? I used to lose multiple balls a round. But that is becoming less frequent. I realized today I have a ball that has been through 2 rounds. It has some minor scratches. I'll probably keep using it for now.
  2. I use to use Nike PD when I was losing a lot of balls. Because they were inexpensive at Big 5. Not sure if they still sell those.
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    Would You Play A Tough Course?

    I voted Yes. Having a San Diego resident card means I get to play Torrey Pines for pretty cheap. Playing Torrey in early January is very tough as they let the rough grow pretty tall in preparation for the Famers Ins. Open. It's fun playing in those conditions even though my scores go up because of it. It makes me appreciate how good the tour players are.
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    Do you use a rangefinder?

    I have a very old Golfbuddy Voice GPS which is convenient for playing. It still works great after 5 years or so of use. Not too many bells and whistles. Just front/middle/back distances. Battery life easily gets me through a long round of 4.5 hrs. The only downside (as with any GPS) is remembering to fully charge it the night before I play. I just invested in a Bushnell Pro X2 last week. I have yet to use it on the course, but can't wait till I do. I found a 20% off coupon online for Golf Galaxy which made it a little more reasonable price wise. It seems very well built, so I'm hoping I get several years of use out of it. I plan to still to use my Golfbuddy voice as well for blind shots.
  5. Once I address the ball, 5 seconds or less. Probably more like 2-3 seconds. For swing thoughts, it's usually just one or two thoughts. Whatever I happen to be working on with my golf instructor at the time.
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    Are you a brand snob?

    Yes, I'm a brand snob. I don't think I would ever buy clubs from a non major brand. If I had to choose between two major brands and one of them performed slightly worse than the other, but looked better, I am going with looks. Because of the confidence it would give me. I'm okay with mixing brands in my bag. But I like to keep my Driver/woods the same brand. My irons (and possibly wedges) the same brand. Putter is a 2016 Scotty Newport that I don't see changing anytime soon. As far as my bag, it needs to be pretty much monotone in color with minimal logos. Also, it cannot be from a club manufacturer. It would bother me too much to have a Titleist bag when I have some Nike clubs in it. I use an all black Ogio Grom bag from ~2011. I've recently been eyeing the Jones utility stand bag.
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    Hello from San Diego

    Thank you. I'll have to keep a watch for the So Cal outings. Torrey is nice, but it's always fun to try new courses and meet new people. 👍
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    Hello from San Diego

    Thanks for the warm welcome! That is a bummer being just outside the city limits. It really is a great deal with the resident card. I have a couple of friends who moved from SD to Encinitas and now miss out on the discounted rates.
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    What Do You Do for a Living?

    Electrical Engineer. 17 years now. Wow time flies!
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    GAME GOLF Live now on sale! Worldwide!

    I recently bought Game Golf Live at Costco (ordered from their website) for $99.99. And... it comes with an extra set of tags.
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    Hello from San Diego

    Hello All, I've been lurking the forums for the past couple of months and have decided to join. I'm in San Diego with my home course being Torrey Pines North (I have yet to play the South). I currently shoot in the mid 90's. My score plateaued, so I recently signed up for some swing lessons over at GolfTec. In hind sight, I should have signed up for lessons much earlier! My goal by the end of the year is to consistently shoot in the mid 80's. Looking forward to participating in these forums. I know there is a wealth of knowledge here so I'm excited about that. Cheers!
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