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About Ballgame59

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  1. I've been thinking about this as well (for the last 4 weeks at least). It's all going to come down to how often I walk. I almost pulled the trigger yesterday but I really had to think about how often I am going to walk. I like to walk however living in Florida, it's not always a great idea. And none of my golf friends like to walk. So I rent a push cart when I go solo. So far this year, I've played my local par 27 course three times and par 67 once. I walked all four times but it's all been solo. I have a tee time Monday with a buddy who wanted to ride. So......
  2. Thanks for the explanation. I wasn't sure how important having a round attested was. I guess it really doesn't matter.
  3. Bump. I just started playing again after about 7 years. This time, I am actually playing and not just out for the social aspect. I've played 4 times (All solo) in the last 5 weeks. I've never played more than 5 times in a year before. I've also discovered The Grint however I guess I need to have my scores "attested" to have a handicap? Not sure how it works. I pretty much suck. I've been playing my local par 3/9 hole course and have scored 41, 37 & 36. Today I shot a 91 on my local 67 par course. I'm hoping to go and play Monday in Tampa so I have really caught the bug. My question is if I don't play with friends- or ones without The Grint, how can I have someone "attest" my round?
  4. Just bought the Bridgestone e12 soft in RED and had no trouble today (first time using a colored ball). I too have trouble finding the ball in the air now.
  5. Update: Here's my new bag.....Ping G-Max red dot irons (5-W), a Titleist Vokey 56 and Mizuno JPX 900 D, FW 3H & 4H. Also a Ray Cook Sigma mallet. I topped about 75% of my shots with the hybrids (trying them at the range). I'm going to have to get used to those. They also gave me a Titleist cart bag as well as a Titleist Sunday bag. I played 9 with my old clubs 2 weeks ago then test drove my new irons outside of the range and immediately shot 4 better this week and would have probably been 3 better if I knew how to read the greens. These clubs were way more forgiving. That's the good news. The bad is - my stenosis (neck) flared up big time. This is a huge blow for me as I was getting obsessed about golf (and I even started running again). I'll have to take it easy for a while. So now I'm looking for some guidance on balls for par 3 courses and golf advice for anyone with spinal stenosis. Anyway, here is where I found my clubs - https://www.ebay.com/usr/thefirstteeofstpetersburg
  6. The Mizunos were Dynamic Gold X100 steel. Was like swinging a telephone pole. The RZRS were not at that store (I got that mixed up) but I did swing Callaway X14 Steelheads just so I could experience a difference from my Wilson Box store set. I have to admit that I did like those. I was skeptical about noticing a difference but I did. An old friend of mine is the golf pro at a local Muni . They get used clubs in all of the time and we both really liked the Mizunos for me - if they had different shafts. He said that with the X-14's, I'd still have to have them adjusted to something like 2-3 degrees flat. I think that's what he said. With the Mizunos, I'd have to send them away but the X-14, he could have them done locally. I'm learning so much that my head is spinning haha. Thanks! Will do.
  7. Thanks but I'm going to have to pass on the Pings. I'm pretty short and was told that I would most likely need orange or red dot (or have them adjusted). I appreciate the offer though.
  8. I'm going to try some Mizuno JPX 800's and some Callaway Rzrs tomorrow. I'll let you know.
  9. Thanks! That does help. I also am going to look at some Mizuno JPX 800 Pro irons tomorrow.
  10. Yes, pretty new. I've actually owned a set of clubs for about 22 years but have only played about 15 times during that time so I do consider myself new. Which Callaways were you referring to?
  11. Thanks! I'll check it out here in a few. As well as the Adams mentioned above.
  12. I'm looking to replace my Wilson Tour RX (entry level) clubs and heard that I should look into "Game improvement" clubs since I am just starting. Any suggestions? I'd like to keep it under $230 since I'll still have to buy the other clubs. I do have the opportunity to pick up these below for between $75-$160 but it was suggested that I try and get something within the last 4-5 years. Callaway: Big Bertha X12, X14 Steelhead and Hawkey titanium Taylormade: TP 360 XD Titeist: DCI Gold 981 Cleveland: TA 7 Tour Action Ping: i3T+ Blade Red Dot , i3T Blackdot O-size
  13. I too am interested in any info on this. I'd also like to know how to find the year on a set of these irons.
  14. I don't believe that it connects us. At least when I go to My Leagues it doesn't.
  15. Thanks. I am a member of the fantasy league but was wondering if there was anything specifically for the bracket challenge . I'm posting to that forum page as well.
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