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  1. palvord

    Lefty Thread

    Nice looking setup! Looking forward to hearing how that nice shiny driver works for you on the course. Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  2. These look awesome. Thanks for the solid write up. Looking forward to hearing how they work on the course for you. Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  3. palvord

    Bridgestone Commercial

    It is a great job by Bridgestone’s marketing team playing off of the personalities of TW and BDC. I laugh almost every time I watch it. Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  4. palvord

    MGS and Mark Crossfield - unscripted

    This was a great conversation to hear. I’m hoping more comes from MGS and Crossfield conversations. It was nice to hear respectful sharing of differing opinions. Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
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    Happy Birthday GolfSpy_MBP

    Happy Birthday! Enjoy some festivities and libations. Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  6. palvord

    Midwest: MN, WI, MI, IL, IN, OH, WV

    Thanks for the tips. Most of my golf up there so far has been in Bellaire or Kalkaska. Over time, I'll get to explore many more of the options.
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    Midwest: MN, WI, MI, IL, IN, OH, WV

    Charlevoix is a beautiful town. We do enjoy visiting the different breweries in town. I'm hoping one day to play Dunmaglas.
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    Does hitting 1,000 posts make me a millennial?

    Congratulations on hitting the 1K milestone! I have always appreciated your commitment to posting quality content and providing a welcoming embrace for everyone. Looking forward to what your next 1K are going to be!
  9. palvord

    Dream Tour Golf Job

    I chose "Other" as I would like to be a coach. I have spent the majority of my life coaching something and I love that aspect of the game. I like being the person that helps players of immense talent and skill reach their highest levels of performance and execution.
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    Midwest: MN, WI, MI, IL, IN, OH, WV

    How long have you been playing golf? What’s your handicap or normal score? I've been playing since I was 13-14 years old. If my math is correct, that means that I have been playing for 21 years. In all of that time, I have broken 90 just twice and both times were last season. I am a 14 handicap and generally will shoot a 90-95. Miraculously I shot an 83 and an 80 last year. I have taken more time since joining MGS to work on my golf game and that has helped my consistency. What do you love about golf? First, I love that golf is a social event. Some of my most cherished memories are teeing it up with my dad and two brothers. I am very fortunate that my wife plays as well as most of my friends. Second, I love that golf asks you to do something different each time you play. No shot is ever the same, even if it is the same yardage at the same course on the same hole as the day before. I enjoy the challenge that each round and each shot present to me as well as the joy of potentially solving the challenge. Third, I love that golf is for everyone. No matter your age, gender, or ability, golf can be enjoyed by everyone. While golf can present itself as exclusive, I have found that the sport of golf is inclusive more often than not. What brings you to MyGolfSpy? Do you already know any other Spies? I joined MyGolfSpy because I wanted to improve as a golfer, and my knowledge of equipment and technology was minimal. I have become an active participant in the forums because of the welcoming group that I have found. It has been great to share and hear opinions from multiple people, even the opinions I don't agree with, as it is all done with mutual respect. I unfortunately do not know any Spies outside of the forums. I am hoping that with more time, I will be able to meet and engage with them in the real world too. Where are you from? What is your home course? I am originally from Akron, OH and now call Royal Oak, MI my home. I moved to MI to be with my now wife and do not regret crossing the border into the "enemy state." My current home course is whichever course I can find that has the best deal. I try to play many different courses so I can experience new challenges. Last year, most of my golf was played at Royal Oak Golf Course in Royal Oak, MI and Timber Wolf Golf Club in Kalkaska, MI. My in-laws live in Northern MI and Timber Wolf is very close to their home. What are the best and worst things about golf in your region? The best thing about golf in my region is the exorbitant amount of choices that I have in courses to play. Michigan has an incredible amount of high quality golf courses to choose from. I am fortunate to be able to experience both golf in Metro-Detroit and Northern Michigan. The worst thing about golf in my region is the fact that I cannot play year round due to weather. Cold, ice, and snow are mainstays for 4-5 months out of the year. What do you do for a living? I am a Communication Development Coach. I help people learn how to communicate better and more effectively with their phone calls and emails to provide our internal and external clients a positive experience. How’d you pick your user name? It is not the most original user name. It is the first initial of my first name and my last name all slammed together.
  11. palvord

    POLL: When's Your Next Round?

    As I sit in my office and look out on the snow that is still falling, I'm beginning to feel that I won't be able to golf until June. Realistically, I think April is when I'll finally get on a course again.
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    Death of the Two-Person Cart

    Reckless driving I feel is a concern for all courses no matter what the vehicle. I happen to agree that the single rider vehicle can encourage more reckless behavior than normal as more vehicles can mean more opportunities for idiocy. I do feel that this is one of the reasons why it will take multiple years for the integration of the single rider cart to be mainstream. Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  13. I find my SC200 to be pretty accurate at the driving range when I strike the ball well. If I have a mishit the data registered, I can’t really trust. It has been a good tool for me figuring out my yardages and has helped me make better club selection choices on the course. Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  14. palvord

    The bag is finally complete!

    Gotta have plenty of options in the bag. It looks like your 90% of the way there. [emoji23] Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
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    This is phenomenal. I love seeing someone that has trust that their equipment is settled and then leans on their talent to get them the win. Langer is incredibly successful at playing smart golf on the course. Seems to be smart with his bag setup as well. Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy