Good afternoon, from New Brunswick, Canada! First-time poster, long-time MGS admirer.
How long have you been playing golf? What’s your handicap or normal score? I started playing when I was seven years old. I had my first membership when I was nine, and have been addicted ever since. 32 years now, then. I was down to a 3-4 handicap in the late 90s and I once again have the time and energy to dedicate to working on my game, rather than playing 8-10 times a year. I'm down to a 7.4 index with Golf Canada now, 9-10 at the beginning of the year. Focusing on my game and getting the rust off has helped tremendously. My long-term goal is to get down to scratch or at least break par again.
What do you love about golf? I'm an only child and grew up playing a lot of team sports, with varying degrees of success. But golf, golf is you versus the course. Win, lose or draw, it's all on you...and I love that. My wife is getting more into golf, and my five year old daughter loves to join us on the cart and hit four-footers after we've holed out. There's nothing I'd rather be doing.
What brings you to MyGolfSpy? Do you already know any other Spies? I've followed MGS for a long time on social media, YouTube, etc. and want to get to know more people from my region who golf and are passionate about the game.
Where are you from? What is your home course? I live in Moncton, New Brunswick. While I am currently not a member, I will be joining the Moncton Golf Club next year. I play a lot in St. Andrews as well, at the Algonquin.
What are the best and worst things about golf in your region? Receptive greens, no matter the temperature. It gets so bloody humid here, there are very few courses where you can't take dead aim with a wedge and stick it. Worst part is, it's a May to October season (at best). Humidity is a double-edged sword, I tend to be all carry off the driver as well.
What do you do for a living? I work in the automotive and RV industry and handle a large territory including NB, parts of NS and all of PEI.
How’d you pick your user name? YQM is the airport code for Moncton, and my first name is Jon.