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1puttit last won the day on October 4 2011

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    Peyton, CO

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    13.8
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  1. Looking to see if there are any Colorado Springs golfers on here? I'd love to find some golf buds to tee it up with on a regular basis. I'm in Peyton and a member of Antler Creek. 55 years old, 13.8 handicap. Usually play 2pm and later Monday - Thursday and am usually wide open to playing on Saturday or Sunday. Anybody want to tee it up in the spring once the snow melts?
  2. I was thinking of going around this time as well. I'm a 13.8
  3. Yes, this could be a fun project if that's what you want to do. The clubs are not worth much so from a pure financial point of view this is not the way to go. I build clubs as a hobby so for me the equation is a little different. Sometimes I'll pickup a set that I've always wanted to play but have the wrong shaft but it's a shaft I know one of my kids can play. I'll pickup a used set of shafts on ebay, swap the shafts and then use the leftover shafts to build something for one of my boys. My wife says it keeps me off the streets :)
  4. Are the heads in great condition? Could you get 2-3 seasons out of them? If you've ever wanted to try club building this could be a great project for you. Those heads take .355 taper tip shafts. You can pickup a set of KBS pulls 4-PW for around a hundred bucks. Plus ferules and grips it's a $150 or less project if you do it yourself. Only you can say if it's worth it to you.
  5. US Kids clubs are awesome and have tons of options depending on the child's height, skill level, etc. AND they make everything left handed too!
  6. So golfer's elbow (inside/forearm part of elbow) or tennis elbow (outside/pointy side of elbow)? I have had some of each over the years. First thing is to stop hitting off mats if possible. Those will destroy your joints if you hit off of them long enough. There are some high end mats out there that don't have that issue but you won't find them at your local range. I've had a lot of success with the TheraBand FlexBar and no longer have any elbow pain. Get the Red (light) and Green (medium) bars. Do the Tyler Twist for Tennis elbow and the Reverse Tyler Twist for golfer's elbow. Start with the Red bar and work your way up to the green. Good luck!
  7. This is the best advice. Let's you practice setup, aim and stroke. Make sure you get a really narrow one like this. If your floor is not perfectly level you can shim it up using business cards or playing cards.
  8. Dave Pelz has a product called the "bunker board" for practicing sand shots. Looks like you can pick one up on ebay for about 50 bucks.
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  10. My tips: Use an alignment stick/club and aim at a target. Nothing worse than hitting 10 balls right of your target only to find out that's exactly where you were lined up. Little changes in setup tend to creep into your game over time so using an alignment aid helps keep you on track. Go to any PGA tour event and watch the guys on the range - everyone uses an alignment aid. Don't rake & hit balls. Reset each time and go through your routine. This will give you a little time between shots and help simulate what's going to happen on the course. Like others have said, play golf on the range. Hit driver, hybrid, wedge to simulate a par5. I think the main reason people can't take their range game to the course is because at the range they hit twenty 7 irons in a row and groove that swing. But on the course you're never going to hit the same club 20 times in a row (I hope!). Understand the difference between a pre-round warm up and practice. For me, before a round is just a warm up to get loose and see how I'm hitting that day. If my 5 yard draw is now a 10 yard draw today, I'm not trying to fix it. I'm going to play with what I've got today and do my best. Practice is when you go to the range to work on some aspect of your game - driver, full swing, drills, etc. I see too many people who only "practice" before a round. You're never going to fix your issue 15 minutes before you tee off. And tinkering with your swing right before a round is a really great way to have a horrible day on the course.
  11. One tip I picked up (maybe from Zen Golf?) was recording your "Anyways" shots. An "Anyways" is any shot you take where you say in your head "I'll just hit this anyways". Like "I should really go back to the bag and get my 8, but I have my 9 iron, I'll just hit it anyways". Or "I really feel uncomfortable over the ball but I don't want to reset, I'll just hit it anyways". I usually have a few of those shots a round and they never turn out well. Not sure why it's so hard to stop and do what you know you should do. The key is to be aware that you're doing it. After each shot, ask yourself if it was an "Anyways". On your scorecard, put a tick mark every time you have an "Anyways". Just doing this will make you more aware of when you do it. Which in turn will help you eliminate this issue.
  12. The 2" extension is no problem. Your issue will be with the tip trim of the shaft. Assuming this came out of a 3 wood, the tip has already been trimmed to 3 wood spec so it will play much stiffer than normal in a driver. If it was "regular" flex in the 3 wood, it'll play stiff in the driver. Apollo makes a steel driver shaft that you can pickup for $4-5. https://www.valuegolf.com/steel-wood-shafts That may be a better option.
  13. Auto pinstriping is the easiest way to go and is removeable. Technically this makes the putter non-conforming but if you aren't playing competitively then I wouldn't worry about it.
  14. I was going to mention Evergreen. Lots of blind shots, driveable par4s, etc.. And here's the par3 over the rocks...
  15. Agree with the others, cutting them down will cause gapping and swing weight issues. Much better off trying out single length irons. Cobra F7 single length iron sets are going on ebay for around $300.
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