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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 wi
  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.
  9. 1puttit


  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 g
  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
  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.
  16. Thanks for posting. Picked up a Rain jacket and a couple of pullovers for $90!
  17. Thought you guys might find this interesting. It's her demo reel before the name change https://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=193483236980
  18. She's had an equipment upgrade. Holly Niederkohr as a senior on the college golf team Holly Sonders now
  19. Played golf with my brother one weekday, I had the day off and he sneaked out of work early. Now this is not all that unusual other than the fact that my brother's wife is one of those miserable people who has to track her husband's every movement, money spent, etc.. My brother has resigned himself to the fact that it's easier to sneak around and avoid conflict than to tell his wife he's taking half a day off to play some golf. This is important because if she found out that he had the audacity to take some time off and have fun without her there would be hell to pay. We play our round
  20. Pat Perez: Total hot head throwing temper tantrums when things don't go his way. Nothing like a pro breaking clubs and screaming profanities. Charlie Beljan: The guy who had the panic attack on the way to winning Children's Miracle Network tournament. Everyone's entitled to their opinion but at least have the conviction to back it up. Goes on twitter and calls Obama a D-bag. Gets called on it and deletes account. Goes back to twitter a year later, bitches about not getting into Master's and ends up deleting his account again. Time to act like an adult and take responsibility for what yo
  21. Grounds crew not getting out of the way and letting you play through. I understand they've got work to do but some of these guys are clueless and I'd like to play through without killing anyone. We had a guy yesterday camped out in the center of the fairway putting sand in divots. Didn't seem to bother him that he was right in the middle of the landing zone (which is why there were so many divots to be filled). Tried to wave him off but he insisted on staying in the middle of the fairway. Hard for me to hit a good tee shot when I have to aim right at him.
  22. Try the "flying wedge" drill. The flying wedge if a golfing machine term used to describe the angle of the right wrist at impact. Basically it should be bent backwards which also keeps the left wrist flat. Flat left wrist + weight forward = good impact position. Setup with your weight about 70% on front foot and do this drill:
  23. I've gone back and forth on chipping styles recently. The "hinge & hold" method ala Phil Mickelson works well but takes some practice. Using this method you still have the opportunity to vary your club selection to control roll-out. I use this method when I'm 5+ yards off the green but then it's more of a pitch rather than a green-side bump & run type shot. The downside, for me at least, of using this method for green-side chips is that it really requires a lot of maintenance to have good results. If I practice a bit every week I generally have good results, If I don't practice it for
  24. I second the recommendation of visiting your local golf shop and testing out some used equipment. Personally I would try to stay away from the big box stores and find a local guy where you can actually hit the clubs and see what works for you.
  25. If you played to a 4 as a kid then I think you have a very good shot at getting to scratch, maybe a bit better. Getting below 5 takes a lot of work and the progress is a lot slower.
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