We need a thread to discuss all things golf. What clubs are you playing? What is your favorite course? Favorite Driving range? What is your handicap? (if you feel like sharing) Tips in general? I am going to post some stuff on here regularly like the overseeding schedule for valley courses, new products, discounts and so on. Little background on my golfing experience. I grew up playing golf and was actually a very competitive high school golfer and even played in college for San Diego State albiet very briefly. Long story short, I soured on the golf scene and gave it up for a long time. I went from golfing 3-5 times a week to golfing maybe 3 times in about 15 years. Well, recently I went out and played with my Dad and I realized that I can still golf and oh man I have the bug again, BAD. I have been golfing pretty much every free moment I've had since. I love this game, I remember the reasons I quit playing when I was 20, but they seem silly now to older me. So first order of business has been updating my set. My clubs were all top of the line back in the day ofcourse, now they are antiques. I was playing Titleist DCI irons, Taylormade driver (burner bubble anyone? lol) Cleveland wedges and Callaway Big Bertha fairway woods. I did a ton of testing and settled on a Taylormade R15 driver. I have always favored Taylormade drivers, which is odd because I have never liked any of their other clubs, but they do make a fine driver. I went with the R15 3 wood as well, but I'm not really liking it actually. I demo'd a titlest 3 wood today and absolutely love it. If I decide to sell the Taylormade I will post here and give someone a good deal, but I'm hanging on to it for now. The best thing about not playing golf for a decade? One word: HYBRIDS Even when I was very good, 1-3 handicap golfer, I always struggled with my 3 iron. I just hated that club. My teammates would all dread if I was around the 200+ approach shot, especially in the rough because that meant long irons and those were my Kryptonite. The Hybrids out today are freaking awesome and all I can think is I WISH THEY HAD THESE back 'in my day.' So my friend who is a club pro loaned me a few sets of hybrids to try. I'm liking the Titleist and actually the Taylormades are not bad either. My challenge now is getting my distance back, which will take time. I'm much fatter and out of shape now than I was 10 years ago, lol, but I am working on that as of late too. So for now I am settling for hitting everything about 30 yards less than I used to but age has brought me wisdom and I am playing smarter golf than I used to. I played The Raven today and shot a very uneventful 83 from the Gray tee's. (one off the tips) There are tons of new clubs coming out so post em if you see em. In closing, I hope this is a fun thread for all our golfing members. I want to dedicate it to Duckjake, because he liked to golf and he would have been all over this thread!