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    Scott33 reacted to Berg Ryman in LIve Thread-MGS Spies Meet in Maryland for Stay & Play Weekend of Fun Times   
    Ok, now that I've got the time to sit down in front of a computer (at work, but still, an actual computer) and allowed myself to decompress and think about the trip, I think it's time for the tea to be spilled for everyone really wanting to know what went down.
    First, the journey. Look, I think Philadelphia is a good city, even a fun place to visit, but man does traffic on a Friday on I-95 slow right down in and around the area when you're travelling on the PA Turnpike. Plus side, the bridges of Delaware, especially The William Roth Jr. Bridge are spectacular for a complete nerd like me. Another plus, Maryland Gas Prices! From the land of 4.50 a gallon to see gas sub 4 bucks was awesome for me, so big ups.
    Next, a personal aside, and one I know @EasyPutter, @bens197, @MattWillGolf and any New Yorker of a certain location will agree with, Wegman's > Food Lion. I know it's a corporate champion of the ACC, I know people swear by it... it's a Price Chopper/Tops/IGA equivalent, that's all. Sorry, not sorry about it.
    Next up, Queenstown Harbor the location. Man what an awesome property. The cottages, as you've seen were incredible and being located right on the 2nd hole of The Lakes gave awesome backdrops for photos and good vibes. To be honest, I thought the coolest evening of the two we spent were the Friday. Sure, the storm winds were picking up and some rain was spitting, but that sunset and that fresh breeze coming off the water... wouldn't trade it for the world.
    The cottage itself was a cool experience, big open spaces, big rooms, scary wooden mermaid. You know, the usual. Don't let @Golfspy_CG2 know this, but even though @MDGolfHacker and I were afforded the ability to take rooms to ourselves, I did stay upstairs in the "Crow's Nest" on the twin beds. My only complaint about upstairs was the weird flipping of light switches that drove me wild as @tommc23 will attest when I came upstairs on Saturday night and threw the lights on via accident before the alarm situation.
    The food situation, well you've seen the pictures, and that's just what we've decided to show. The advantage of not making plans on who's bringing what is that you get everyone bringing all sorts of everything and boy did we have just about everything. Everyone was cool about making sure everyone got enough to eat. Special shout out again to @tommc23 and @Jwc5149 for the Saturday grub. I'm also sure breakfast was excellent, but as the "sleeping beauty" of the group, I never grabbed any of it.
    Now, let's talk the Lakes and the River. The River was an absolute beauty of a course. Difficult but fair and the new fairways were rolling nice and had a great spring to them. I'd go as far to say it may have been the best track I've ever had the fortune of playing. I would never recommend the tips unless you were playing in tournament conditions though, that thing will eat your lunch if you have an off day, like my 8 lost balls and 96 will attest to. The Lakes was the more friendly of the two, but was by no means easy. There were some spots where the manicuring and care weren't as tip top as the River, but nothing that would make you say that it bad. Plus, maybe I was feeling more ambivalent about it after shooting 84 with a super hot back 9 40.
    The carts for both days were great with virtual GPS' locked in and touch screen capabilities, along with electronic scorecards that would email you results at round's end if you wished for them. Carts were quick but also geofenced in so no real "Jackass" moments as we called them. Also, as we learned on Sunday, the cupholder does a heck of a job holding a UE Wonderboom 2.
    Lastly, I gotta talk about the guys. I was concerned about coming on this trip, because I've never been on a golf trip before. Admittedly, I don't have much in the way of regular golf friends or if I do, they're all retirees who never really invite me to stuff. That, and I've always been a bit of a quiet and strange duck, so group dynamics don't come easily to me personally. But, being thrust into a leadership role and getting out of my comfort zone made it an enjoyable weekend and single out everyone.
    @Jmikecpa: Best of luck to your son this season, remember lateral drops, inside trips and greco attacks for big points! Also, you know you've got the game, just go out there and attack everything with the passion you have, and if you could get me some Del LAgo comps now that you guys own the place, wink wink.
    @Jwc5149: Our resident jokester and class clown, but with a game to be envious of, even in flip flops. Loved spending time with you and thanks for keeping the vibes loose and the bellies full of laughs and taco meat!
    @McGolf: I said it in the live chat yesterday on your video, but listening to you hold court was an absolute delight of my weekend and I'm so happy I got to ride with you on Saturday. Can't wait for our paths to cross again, hopefully with a wider soled wedge in the bag when it happens!
    @cnosil: Getting just to chat with you while we were waiting for your fitting really let me into the mind of a good golfer who knows what he wants to do and how he hopes to achieve it. The rhythm of the swing is envious, as were those calves everyone keeps talking about.
    @Getoffmylawn: The hardest working man on the range... even if it didn't benefit you for the wedge fitting. Sorry we didn't get to talk more fantasy this weekend, but there's always next time and hopefully w even get to play some golf together too.
    @tommc23: The big man who saved us from a crazy alarm running all night. I hope you find what you're looking for either with the swing tips or new irons, because the game had flashes this weekend and improvement is just around the corner, I can feel it for you.
    @EasyPutter: My fellow Upstater, sorry you weren't able to stay on Sunday because I was looking forward to potentially getting a round with you. Here's hoping that discussed NY meetup happens soon because I'd love for that to be a regular thing, also thank you for the excellent Wegman's cookies.
    @Shapotomous: Watching you talk through your why as to your wedges on Saturday was very enlightening and gave me ideas as how to better build out my part of the bag. I hope that new Vokey does you well but based on what I was hearing about your game, I'd be scared if you had more levels to get better!
    @barryschwartz56: Barry, I'm sorry our only real interaction was at the pub on Sunday. I blame my sleeping in until the ungodly hour of 7 am since I'm not a range rat like the rest of the boys. Hopefully we can change that next time and you can whip my behind too!
    @cksurfdude: I honestly don't believe there was a nicer guy, who was more supportive of everyone else and just having a blast with the experience than you. I know you probably wanted to play some better golf, but like I said, blind squirrels and acorns brother. Get that weight moving forward and the results will come, I promise you that.
    @MDGolfHacker: Last but certainly not least. A pleasure to share this weekend with you, even though you were really more the de facto head honcho. I couldn't have asked for a better person to really keep this trip on the rails and be the point man when I was the silent planner. I hope your daughter makes the golf team and I hope you do frame that dollar, because I don't give them away that often... or that willingly.
    Hope this inspires you all to come to the 2023 version, where ever it may be or help plan your own local one. I'm hoping I get some pictures up sooner rather than later before this all fades from the conscious.
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    Scott33 got a reaction from cksurfdude in LIve Thread-MGS Spies Meet in Maryland for Stay & Play Weekend of Fun Times   
    I totally agree, I would love to be able to join one if I can but either way it’s fun to follow along.  Good luck with the rounds today everyone! Keep posting the photos.
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    Scott33 got a reaction from MDGolfHacker in LIve Thread-MGS Spies Meet in Maryland for Stay & Play Weekend of Fun Times   
    I totally agree, I would love to be able to join one if I can but either way it’s fun to follow along.  Good luck with the rounds today everyone! Keep posting the photos.
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    Scott33 reacted to Golfspy_CG2 in LIve Thread-MGS Spies Meet in Maryland for Stay & Play Weekend of Fun Times   
    The plan is definitely to do it again in 2023!   Maybe a couple of them.  Just stay tuned 
    Thanks for following along 
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    Scott33 got a reaction from Golfspy_CG2 in LIve Thread-MGS Spies Meet in Maryland for Stay & Play Weekend of Fun Times   
    I totally agree, I would love to be able to join one if I can but either way it’s fun to follow along.  Good luck with the rounds today everyone! Keep posting the photos.
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    Scott33 reacted to GolfSpy MPR in LIve Thread-MGS Spies Meet in Maryland for Stay & Play Weekend of Fun Times   
    It's been fun to follow this thread. Maybe in a couple of years, Kirke and I will be up for one of these trips.
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    Scott33 reacted to GolfSpy_APH in LIve Thread-MGS Spies Meet in Maryland for Stay & Play Weekend of Fun Times   
    Good luck all today and hope everyone is having a great time! Maybe next year I'll make the trip across the pond to join? Or Scottish meetup anyone? 
    Really cool to have the event for MGS and hope it becomes a staple of the community. 
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    Scott33 reacted to GolfSpy_APH in Official Cobra Forged Tec Contest & Member Review   
    I'm whatever it needs to be to make my entry eligible. 
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    Scott33 reacted to MyWifesSwingCoach in Official Cobra Forged Tec Contest & Member Review   
    I've got everything crossed!!!🤣
    Please be me, please be me.... 
     

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    Scott33 got a reaction from MyWifesSwingCoach in Official Cobra Forged Tec Contest & Member Review   
    Explain why you chose the model you did and what you'd hope to get out of them performance wise I chose the Forged Tech irons because I am generally satisfied with my ball striking and would not need the added forgiveness of the Forged Tech X model.  It has been a while since I have had new irons so I would be excited to see the difference in feel and distance compared to my current set.  The reviews say the look of the irons are great at address which is important to me.
    List your first name/city state (US Only entries) Scott - Lansing, MI
    What current irons you're playing Taylormade Tour Preferred
    Handicap 7
    Will you agree to patriciate in discussions on the forum about your experience with the irons after receiving them. Absolutely.

     
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    Scott33 got a reaction from Vegan_Golfer_PNW in Official Cobra Forged Tec Contest & Member Review   
    Explain why you chose the model you did and what you'd hope to get out of them performance wise I chose the Forged Tech irons because I am generally satisfied with my ball striking and would not need the added forgiveness of the Forged Tech X model.  It has been a while since I have had new irons so I would be excited to see the difference in feel and distance compared to my current set.  The reviews say the look of the irons are great at address which is important to me.
    List your first name/city state (US Only entries) Scott - Lansing, MI
    What current irons you're playing Taylormade Tour Preferred
    Handicap 7
    Will you agree to patriciate in discussions on the forum about your experience with the irons after receiving them. Absolutely.

     
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    Scott33 reacted to Ben_Howell34 in What ya drinking tonight?   
    Went to the Star Wars cantina in Hollywood Studios this evening, got the Fuzzy Tauntaun, which is like a peach fuzzy naval but also makes your lips numb… Disney did a great job helping you feel immersed in the Star Wars universe. 

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    Scott33 got a reaction from fixyurdivot in 2022 MGS US Open Contest Sponsored by Titleist   
    Well I picked DJ last time.  Not only did he miss the cut, he decided to join a whole different league. 
     
    Big thanks to MGS, great prize and always enjoy these contests!
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    Scott33 got a reaction from Kanoito in 2022 MGS US Open Contest Sponsored by Titleist   
    Well I picked DJ last time.  Not only did he miss the cut, he decided to join a whole different league. 
     
    Big thanks to MGS, great prize and always enjoy these contests!
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    Scott33 got a reaction from Golfspy_CG2 in 2022 MGS US Open Contest Sponsored by Titleist   
    Well I picked DJ last time.  Not only did he miss the cut, he decided to join a whole different league. 
     
    Big thanks to MGS, great prize and always enjoy these contests!
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    Scott33 reacted to Kanoito in 2022 MGS US Open Contest Sponsored by Titleist   
    Thanks Rob, MGS and Titleist!
    So... let's see... who am I going to jinx?
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    Scott33 reacted to Rickp in 2022 MGS US Open Contest Sponsored by Titleist   
    I picked DJ also, thought it was my fault!!  
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    Scott33 got a reaction from Rickp in 2022 MGS US Open Contest Sponsored by Titleist   
    Well I picked DJ last time.  Not only did he miss the cut, he decided to join a whole different league. 
     
    Big thanks to MGS, great prize and always enjoy these contests!
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    Scott33 reacted to bens197 in Masters Ticket Lottery is Open   
    Good luck everyone.  Maybe 2023 will be the year…
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    Scott33 reacted to GolfSpy AFG in Random Thread   
    So, I played like garbage at Payne’s Valley, which I expected with it being my first round.  And, I was paired with 2 20-something’s who insisted they were going to play from the Tiger tees, even though they (and I) had no business being there.  And, the zoysia was still dormant, so certainly not as picturesque as I’d hoped.
    But, what a track.  Barely broke 90 but I still had fun.






     
     

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    Scott33 reacted to No3PuttLaLa in What ya drinking tonight?   
    Took a trip to the InLaws in KY and made a stop at Makers. So drinking a Private Selection tonight that I got to hand dip. 

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    Scott33 reacted to Hobert in Titleist Monthly Giveaway - ProV   
    Thanks for posting!
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    Scott33 got a reaction from GaDawg in Titleist Monthly Giveaway - ProV   
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    Good luck everyone!
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    Scott33 got a reaction from brutal brutus in Titleist Monthly Giveaway - ProV   
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