Driver: Ping G400 LST Graphite Design Tour AD IZ 6S
Fairway metals: Cleveland Launcher HB 15* Miyazaki C.Kua 5S
Hybrid: Cleveland Launcher HB 19* Miyazaki C.Kua 6S
Irons: Ping G700 4-SW Project X LZ 5.5
Wedge: Ping G400 58* LW Project X LZ 5.5
Putter: Byron Morgan DH89 w/ putter grip
For me it's competition driven. But not with anyone else in particular. I play because it's a challenge and I want to get better at it. I don't play to beat this guy or that guy. Competitions are fun and I do enjoy them occasionally, but I'm more about competing with myself and beating my personal bests.
In my Tour B stand bag:
Wood: M2 5w
Hybrid: M2 22*
Irons: i500 5-pw / DG 105 s300 shafts
Wedge: XW-1 52*/56*/60*
Putter: Hunting Beach 6
Ball: **ball fitting upcoming**
2019 THP Bridgestone Championship @Firestone CC
2019 Shaft Up #3 with @Olympia Fields CC
Now it's been very more socially driven, but years ago it used to be very competition driven for me in a personal sort of way. I usually won't beat any of the regular guys I play with, so I have certain goals I want to accomplish with my own game but it's not the main focus. With life and family responsibilities taking up more of days and weekends, the golfing opportunities aren't as available as they used to be, so I use it as a great way to escape the mental grinds and just appreciate where I am and who I am playing with.
What I have noticed though is my game has improved and I find myself playing it better when I am just happy to be out there with my friends and family!
PROUD ALUMNI of Team THP in the 2018 GRANDADDY #100Birdies10kLaughs #Captain'sApprentice thanks to and
In my Alpha Convoy 514 Cart Bag
Driver: EPIC FLASH 9* w/ HZRDUS Smoke Black 70 6.5
3W: EPIC FLASH w/ HZRDUS Smoke Black 70 6.5
5W: EPIC FLASH w/ HZRDUS Smoke Black 70 6.5
Hybrid: Apex 23* w/ Catalyst 70 6.0
Irons: Apex 5-AW w/ Elevate Tour Stiff
Wedges: MD4 54W 58W DG S200 115
Stroke Lab Seven S / EXO Stroke Lab Seven S
Chrome Soft / "G" Truvis Chrome Soft X / ERC Soft
Iím in sales, so most of my rounds are played with vendors/clients. That being said, the last five yrs thatís the only time I played, and I was not a big fan of it then. I had a miserable time playing golf. I did all I could to get out of it when I was invited, and I never invited anyone.
In October I had a SLAP repair on my left shoulder, which took 3 months of PT, and it still wasnít back to normal. I found the only thing that would stretch my bicep, and shoulder muscles out comfortably was swinging a club. That being said, I started going to the driving range to torture myself 3 days a week.
During my range trips I realized I hated my iron set. I had won a set of Calllaway Razrís five or so yrs ago I. A sales competition and thatís what I was hitting. Previously I had been playing Cleveland forged clubs, and I was a decent golfer. When I had the Clevelandís I shot in the high 70ís low 80ís. With the Callawayís I heard a hard time breaking 90.
3 weeks ago I picked up a set of of Srixon 765ís pretty cheap, and Iím back to the low 80ís in the last three rounds. I love golf again! I have become competitive with myself, and my buddies. The only thing that sucks, is I used to get a stroke a hole, now that going to go away. Iím just gonna whoop their ass out right.
Itís amazing how much fu the game can be if you have the right tools. Iíve always like the social aspect of the game. Iíve made a lot of money through business transactions on the golf course. Hell I got a 2 million $ po on a a score card once. But, being able to play well makes the social aspect so much more enjoyable. Itís no fun to play with a golfer who you know is good have a crap day in the golf course.
Sorry for the long post. Hit em straight!
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Driver: Callaway Rogue 10.5
Fairway wood: Callaway X Hot
Hybrid: Callaway Rogue 4
Irons: Srixon Z765's 4-pw
Wedges: Founders Club 52*, Cleveland RTX3 56*, Cleveland Tour action 60*
Putter: Ping B60i
Bag: HTX Stand bag
Balls: Srixon Q Star, ProV1
Beer: Natti Light
Very complex answer to a simple question. Golf is fun to me largely because of the social aspect of the game. I enjoy playing with friends/family, giving each other a hard time, having a beer or two while solving the worlds problems all while hitting a little white ball around a field. However, when I am focused on each shot I become ultra competitive with myself. I want to improve, I want to be a better player. So to answer the question, my love of the game comes from the competitive side but not necessarily with others, but with myself. I play because it is fun but I also play because it is hard and I want to challenge myself to get better.
M1 10.5* KuroKage 65G Stiff Shaft
RBZ Stage 2, 3 Metal
Tour Preferred UDI 20* 3 iron R.I.P Graphite Shaft X-stiff 85G
Tour Preferred MC 4-7 & MB 8-PW C-Taper Lite X-stiff 115G
Tour Preferred 60*, ATV 56*, Tour Preferred 52* Spider Tour Red Squared Grip
Shift V4 Patriot Pack Laser Range Finder
FlexTech Stand Bag
Mostly the competition with myself and trying to reach a goal I will probably never reach.
Callaway Epic Flash SZ set to 9.5 w/ HZDRUS Smoke 6.5 70g
Callaway Epic Flash SZ 3W+ w/ HZDRUS Smoke
Ping I500 3-PW w/ DG 120g
Titleist SM7 48
Titleist SM7 54
Titleist SM7 60
Odyssey O-Works #2 Putter
Pro V1 or Vice Pro+ Red