I'm a SoCal native who fell in love with the game thanks to my dad patiently teaching it to me at the age of 10. I was passionate about golf until high school, when other interests superseded. I played only occasionally from the age of 16-29 and was very casual about my approach. I gamed the same equipment from the age of 15-33 and felt that new equipment was not going to make much of an impact on my results.
The Spring of 2020 changed all of that when I purchased a "new" lightly pre-owned driver. My previous driver was so bad that I didn't even carry it in the bag anymore. Instantly, golf became fun again, passion reignited. I had forgotten about that feeling of standing over the ball with a big shiny driver and having that feeling of "I am going to murder this ball."
During my initial years of playing the game I would spend hours upon hours pouring over equipment reviews in Golf Digest and coveting everything in GolfSmith catalog (MacGregor Blades ). When my passion for the game returned as an adult, researching golf equipment had completely changed from hard copy to digital: YouTube reviews, Reddit threads, blogs, social media comment sections and of course, MYGOLFSPY.
I am a believer in MGS's mission and data driven approach to reviewing golf equipment and accessories.