Hey PNWers, I just found MGS and joined up pretty much right away. I love the idea of being part of a data-driven community and trying to move past the marketing that is so prevalent around the game.
I've been playing for about 35 out of my 40 years on the planet in some shape or form. My dad was a high school teacher and golf coach, so I've been around the game my whole life. I've been getting more serious about it myself over the last few years and finally got my handicap into the single digits, currently at a 9.0. My dad still beats me most days (we'll see how tomorrow goes up at Sudden Valley), but playing with him and my brother has to be right at the top of why I love the game- that camaraderie and also the microcosm that golf seems to be of life. There's always more to learn, including figuring out how to master myself amidst stressful moments, overcoming adversity, and succeeding by doing things the right way.
I don't know any other spies yet, but would be happy to meet some of you. I live in Mukilteo now (and teach high school English locally) and I suppose my home course would be Walter Hall, though I do a lot of practicing at Harbour Pointe. I love PNW golf in general because we can play year round. The courses empty out and the fairways are clear... if wet... and not that I'm hitting them enough anyway, but they look clear from the tee box. I suppose that's kind of the downside too though- how short our season is for really great course conditions, at least compared to what I imagine AZ or Southern CA must be like.
Looking forward to talking with you.
Justin T. (cleverly chosen because my first name is Justin and my last name starts with T.)