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About Ballgame59

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  • Birthday 04/05/1968

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  1. Is there much difference between e6 and e12? I'm fairly new to taking golf seriously now that I'm over 50 so I'm not really sure how much I should experiment with different balls. I started with e12 red (to see) and I like them. I was wondering if I should try the e6's even though they're older. Right now, I was looking for something really forgiving and read that e12's are. Are the 6's more forgiving?
  2. Ballgame59


    As an American in his 50's, I grew up playing and watching all of the major sports. Then a few years ago I started watching rugby. I watched casually since the last World Cup however this last year, I have been really into it. I like both Northern Hemisphere as well as Southern. So now I set my DVR to record as many NRL matches as possible and watch at night. State of Origin in 4 days! Anyone else dig the sport?
  3. I used them quite a bit in the Navy in the late 80's. Worked like a charm. I occasionally use them now but not as much since I now use Off more often.
  4. Welcome! This place is pretty awesome and has a lot to offer.
  5. 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......
  6. Thanks for the explanation. I wasn't sure how important having a round attested was. I guess it really doesn't matter.
  7. 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?
  8. 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.
  9. 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
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. I'm going to try some Mizuno JPX 800's and some Callaway Rzrs tomorrow. I'll let you know.
  13. Thanks! That does help. I also am going to look at some Mizuno JPX 800 Pro irons tomorrow.
  14. 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?
  15. Thanks! I'll check it out here in a few. As well as the Adams mentioned above.
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