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Because I am a glutton for punishment.  😄

Driver:  TaylorMade 300 Mini 11.5° (10.8°), Fujikura Ventus Blue 5S Velocore

3W:  TaylorMade M4 15°, Graphite Design Tour AD DI 7S

Hybrid:  TaylorMade Sim2 2 Iron Hybrid 17°, Mitsubishi Tensai AV Raw Blue 80 stiff

Irons:  Ben Hogan 1999 Apex blade 3-E, Nippon Modus3 Tour 120 stiff

GW / LW:  Scratch Golf 1018 forged 50°(bent to 52°) / 58° DS, Nippon Modus3 Tour 120 stiff

Putter: Byron Morgan DH89 GSS custom, Salty MidPlus cork grip

Ball: Taylormade TP5

Grips: BestGrips Augusta Microperf leather slip on

Bag: Sun Mountain 2.5 stand bag

 

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I can go for a nice peaceful walk in the woods and also spend some time on the beach all within the span of 3 minutes! 

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3 Wood: TaylorMade Sim2 Max - Fujikura Ventus Blue 6

3 Hybrid: TaylorMade Sim2 Rescue - Tensei AV Raw Blue

4I - GW: Taylor Made PSI - KBS C-Taper 105

SW: T.B.D.

LW: T.B.D. 

Putter: Titleist Scotty Cameron Phantom X 5.5

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"All answers are correct" - WOW  😛

 

I feel so much better 🤗 knowing someone has validated my reason.  Dang, I am going to run down the street and holler at the top of my lungs, I am free... 😬 right? 

 

I took up golf because I can play good golf and still enjoy playing with people that are not as focused on scoring low as I am. 

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Escape the rest of the world and life for a few hours each week.

Enjoy the few good shots I make.

Fun with family or golf buddies.

Have a few drinks and laughs.

2021 Bag Update:

 

Epic Max LS - MMT 60S

Epic Flash 5 Wood

Epic 3/4 Hybrids

Apex '21 Irons 5-7  MMT95 TT

Apex Pro '21 Irons 8-A  MMT95 TT

PM Grind Slate Wedges 58/64

Odyssey Exo Mini 7s

B330 XS Yellow

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Me against the course and my own head.  Quiet.  If you don't want to talk/listen to music/etc., Don't.  

 

And while not "nature" per se...it is in my mind.  Outside, fresh air, and the most meticulous grounds you'll find.  

 

Thinking man's game with peace and quiet.  Any parent and/or hard worker can appreciate 3.5 hrs of peace with only one thing to focus on.  Missing that next putt...😉

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Why do I play golf?

1. It takes my mind off of everything else

2. It's a fun way to spend quality time with friends

3. It's a great way to meet new people. (To paraphrase something from the book "Blue Fairways",  everyone you get paired with on the golf course is a new friend, it's only the group in front of you who are sometimes A-holes")😄

4. It's an easy way to enjoy a few hours in a beautiful setting with cool wildlife and often time beautiful views

5. I like the challenges of trying to understand the  "questions" the architect is asking i.e. trying to (a) understand what shot is called for and (b) execute it. 

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When i started it was to spend more time with my Grandparents. Then the love of the game grew, when my pop died my love of the game did for a couple years. Then it bit me again, i spent the next so many years playing as much as i could and practicing a ton. When my gram stopped playing she made me promise to not stop when she passes so i didnt. 

Next Chapter is i love playing, being outside, the feeling of good shots and being with friends. Adding now that my two youngest kids play and both love the game i get more enjoyment then ever playing golf. Nothing like watching your kids enjoy and playing good. Being excited after a round and asking can we go next week again. Asking if they can get lessons to get better. I love this game, it has given me so much without asking for a ton. 

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1. Love being outside when its nice out

2. I'll admit I love having a few while playing 🙂

3. It's 'me' time away from the kids and wife (not that i dont love them)

4. The challenge and constantly trying to improve

5. I'm a stats nerd and love seeing the stats at the end of a round and seeing how I did, where i stunk, etc.

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When I started as a kid, it was to spend time with my grandfather, who taught me to play. 

 

Stopped playing for about 15 years, and returned to it last year because I was sick of being stuck inside and it was something safe to do. I'm a big guy who's trying to lose some weight but has struggled to do so because of some old foot/lower leg injuries dating back to my football days, and I've found that walking/carrying 18 holes is actually great exercise that doesn't upset those injuries. I've dropped 10 pounds so far this season even though courses only really opened up less than a month ago.

 

Those health benefits are what I have to keep reminding myself of when I'm playing poorly, spraying it all over the place and turning a six-mile walk into an eight-mile walk...

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1) Get Away and clear your mind. Focus on something fun to do and wash away everything else for a few hours

2) Always something to improve. Its never ending. There is always more to do, tweak, practice. So it never gets stale

3) Love being outside and enjoying the weather.

4) Get way to spend time with friends/family

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After everything I've been through in the Military and life itself, Golf is my ZEN time, love the challenge, you can always do one shot better.

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Ping G410 14.5*, Stock Alta S Flex, 43"
Callaway Apex Hybrid 18*, GD Tour AD-DI 85S
Callaway Apex X Muscleback 4-P, DG Tour Issue shafts
Callaway X Forged 52, 56, 60-DG Tour Issue shafts
Odyssey #7 stroke lab, 34" oversize grip
Bridgestone Tour XS (Tiger Edition) and new Pro V1

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I played short stop on my little league team until I was bullied so badly by teammates that I quit. I played golf because I could play by myself. There's more to my love for the game now of course. But, it saved me as a kid.

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My swing is held together with a paperclip and a rubber band.
 

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