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    GambyGolfGuy got a reaction from jkpigott in Best Bang for the Buck - Around $300   
    This discussion is exactly what I joined the forums for.  
    Times have changed.  When I bought my first real driver a decade ago the only knowledge I was working with was this commercial and maybe a paid for golf digest review.  I mean who says no to "the power of a Lamborghini in their golf bag."
    Just walked up to the rack and said I'll take that one.  It has worked ok in my bag all those years, but I think I'll give this next one a little more intelligent consideration.
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    GambyGolfGuy reacted to Hotdocta in Best Bang for the Buck - Around $300   
    I was fitted into 0811x with the tour ad bb and tz6.  Both game me similar results depending on the feel i preferred. Tz6 had a bit more feel in the tip and the bb is a ton softer in the handle.
    Personally this is one of the nicest looking drivers I have used.  If you like a more solid muted sound you will love it.  It is also mega low spin.   So if you are are a low spin play loft up or consider the xf.
    Again, I did not switch because of performance or feel.  I could have easily gamed it year after year.... sigh the life of a ho.
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    GambyGolfGuy reacted to Hotdocta in Best Bang for the Buck - Around $300   
    I think the best deal going right now is pxg gen2 0811x or xf.     295.00 ordered straight from pxg.  Brand new.
    i gamed the x all last year and it was phenomenal.   The club ho in me made me change, nothing to do with performance 
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    GambyGolfGuy reacted to DeAngelis1618 in Best Bang for the Buck - Around $300   
    A few weeks ago for 250 I picked up the Cobra F9 Speedback and I love it. The sound of the ball off the face is amazing and is super forgiving. I've had an easy time being able to shape either a draw or a fade and as a higher handicap my swing speed is right around the 110-112 mark. I have the hazardous 60g stiff flex and its an amazing club. Rich Shiels did a review on the F9 compared to the SZ and the difference is so little that its one of the best drivers for 2019. Highly recommend. Very adjustable for weighting going forward and back along with the loft and draw options. 
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    GambyGolfGuy reacted to sowthpaw1231 in Best Bang for the Buck - Around $300   
    Just this off season, I picked up a (LH) EPIC Flash SZ at Callaway Golf Preowned for $150.  Even in "good" condition, it's fantastic.  Took a while watching the clearance rack, but I was thrilled with the deal.  I can't say enough about how great the experience was with the site.  Their service was really off the charts good.  Just getting into the season here in Montana, so I've only had it on the course twice and still getting it dialed in.
    Again, recommend CGP site highly!
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    GambyGolfGuy reacted to thebalata in Mid-Atlantic: NY, PA, NJ, DE, MD, VA   
    What’s up guys. With my brain and game on quarantine it felt like a good enough to officially start posting. 
     
    im based in Brooklyn, play mostly public golf in the New York area but got a car last year so I could venture out and take advantage of club invites from friends. 
    high single digit golfer fluctuating between 6-9 (prob higher after all this). Gear head and golf nut. Here is a pic of one of my prized buys: some National Custom Works irons that made their debut round in Scotland a couple year ago. 
     
     

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    GambyGolfGuy reacted to Kinger866 in Mid-Atlantic: NY, PA, NJ, DE, MD, VA   
    I  have dabbled my whole life but got serious about 4 years ago. Handicap hovers between a 7-10 and I usually shoot 85 and below.
    Best thing about golf is the personal challenge, i am only trying to beat myself from yesterday.... I also like it when ball go far......
    I have been reading and following MGS for many years; i am a huge on course advocate to the dismay of some of my playing partners. I have come across a few casual readers.
    Central MD; Montgomery CC.
    This region has A LOT of accessible courses, the DMV area is unassumingly well stocked. There are places that can get pretty uppity; not always my style i can deal with it if the course is worth it...   
    Ops manager for a Restoration/Construction company 
    High school email account... still kicking. 
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    GambyGolfGuy reacted to MickeyGreenEyes in Mid-Atlantic: NY, PA, NJ, DE, MD, VA   
    greetings everyone, My name is Mike, i'm a veteran of the USAF now retired after 23 years.  I enjoy everything about golf, its my therapy. 😄
    How long have you been playing golf? What’s your handicap or normal score?   I've been playing for about 15 years, picked it up late in life, I hang around 90 but have days well below.  Its usually my driver that fails me, just can't figure out that damned club.
    What do you love about golf? That its just me and that little white ball. 
    What brings you to MyGolfSpy? Do you already know any other Spies? No, more time at home to read, came across it by accident. I was looking for a deal on the optishot and found your forum through there. But this is cool forum, think I'll hang for a while.... 
    Where are you from? What is your home course? I live in Malta, NY just outside of Saratoga Ny, I normally play at Eaglecrest  in clifton Park Ny but have a walking membership up north in Hudson Falls at a course named Kingsbury National Golf Club.
    What are the best and worst things about golf in your region? Best is fall golf, so beautiful.  Worst are the long winters.
    What do you do for a living? I'm a Project Manager at Knolls Atomic Labs.
    How’d you pick your user name? It was something from my youth, I grew up in Queens Ny.
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    GambyGolfGuy reacted to HoleOutNo1 in Mid-Atlantic: NY, PA, NJ, DE, MD, VA   
    How long have you been playing golf?

    A; Since I watched Tiger dominate the field at the 97 Masters!

    What’s your handicap or normal
    score?

    A: according to the new GHIN it is 4.8 index, after this hiatus because of covid, it may go up


    What do you love about golf?

    A: I love the feeling of instant gratification after each shot, whether it is positive or negative, you get an idea on what part of the game needs improvement or left alone.

    I also love the camaraderie with the fellow golfer and the conversations about past rounds and memorable shots!

    What brings you to MyGolfSpy? Do you already know any other Spies?

    A: I enjoy reading the reviews and the forums, and the ability to chime in every now and then.

    Don't really know any other spies, hope to meet some in my area and get out for a round!

    Where are you from? What is your home course?

    A: Hummelstown, PA and my home course is Range End Golf Club, and Dauphin Highlands Golf Course

    What are the best and worst things about golf in your region?

    A: right now with Covid-19, the courses being closed is the obvious answer, there are many different layouts, and the courses are generally well kept!

    What do you do for a living?

    A: I am. Registered Nurse in interventional radiology, I get to keep patients comfortable during procedures with medications!

    How’d you pick your user name?

    HoleOutNo1, that stems from holing out from the fairway a handful of times, but I have never had a hole in one!

    Sent from my LG-H931 using MyGolfSpy mobile app


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    GambyGolfGuy got a reaction from Slater in Mid-Atlantic: NY, PA, NJ, DE, MD, VA   
    Hi everyone, I'm very excited to join the community.  I've been reading the site religiously since an article appeared on ESPN last year.  I immediately loved what the site's mission is: calling out the bought and paid for "hot list" garbage where everyone gets a medal.  I'm addicted to the data driven articles and suggestions on this site. 
    I'm from Central Jersey, have been a 12 handicapper for about 6 years and I'm determined to get better by putting some real thought into my equipment and game.
    My username is taken from the laid back course in Central Jersey where I fell in love with the game playing with my buddies post college: Gambler Ridge. 
    Looking forward to engaging in this community!
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    GambyGolfGuy reacted to JimGantz in Mid-Atlantic: NY, PA, NJ, DE, MD, VA   
    Hi all, I’m from southwest Pennsylvania.  Excited to join the MGS forums.  
     
    1.  This will be my 5th season playing.  I always loved watching and the video games, but didn’t seriously pick up a club until 2015. I got bit by the bug HARD. I just signed up for a GHIN number last year and play off a 14 trending down in a hurry.  
     
    2.  I love the data and precision of golf.  It’s amazing the effect a few millimeters or a couple of degrees have on a shot. The engineering aspect to the equipment is also something I find fascinating. 
     
    3.  I’ve been lurking around the MGS reviews, tests and forums for a while.  I’m a member of other golf forums and decided to was time to round out the lineup. 
     
    4.  Like I stated above, I’m from Pittsburgh, Pa.  Specifically, the south hills of Pittsburgh.  A majority of my fahh CJ elite course are 45 minutes+ away.  I primarily play at Cranberry Highlands & Birdsfoot. 
     
    5. Worst thing about Pa golf is the sheer number of golfable days   Like most states in this forum, we’re seasonal.  And it feels like it’s always raining in Pittsburgh   Best thing is the number of courses within an hour or he city in any direction   
     
    6.  I work in paid media advertising for a national agency as a digital strategist. I also do some freelancing on the side.  I’m an expert in the Google ecosystem and in big-picture brand management.  I’m also a professional ultimate frisbee player.
     
    7.  Nothing exciting here    Nickname  
     
     
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    GambyGolfGuy reacted to djaxgolf21 in Mid-Atlantic: NY, PA, NJ, DE, MD, VA   
    playing 5 years  - if we play this year
    I'm around a 20 handicap.
    trying to get a feel for my best bag setup. 
    Play in Philly/NJ/DE - any where I can get on
    Been a part of MGS  about year. The unbiased reviews of equipment 
    picked my name off of my real name and favorite number
     
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    GambyGolfGuy reacted to idontnoh in Mid-Atlantic: NY, PA, NJ, DE, MD, VA   
    Started in college but took a few years off during grad school. Currently around a 14 handicap according to swingu
    The challenge against yourself
    The massive golf ball review brought me over at first but here for the forums now.
    Originally from NYC but currently in DC. Usually play Augustine in Stafford, VA.
    Winter
    politics
    play on my last name
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    GambyGolfGuy reacted to ObsessiveIndecisive in Mid-Atlantic: NY, PA, NJ, DE, MD, VA   
    I've been playing 3 years and I ended last season at a 9.5. I was instantly hooked and was fortunate enough to work a few blocks from an indoor range. I joined, hit balls about 3x a week and some lessons during the first 18 months which really helped me out.
    I grew up playing ice hockey pretty competitively. I really loved obsessing over details and being able to work on my game outside of regular practices. As an adult (and newly a dad), golf is the one thing that lets me get my sports fix while also filling my obsessive nature. No matter how much better I get, there are always a million ways to get better!
    I've been following MyGolfSpy for over a year and they are my bible for new equipment. I actually didn't realize they had a forum and always used golfwrx before.
    From Los Angeles but live in Jersey City now. Skyway is my main course.
    Worst is the weather and pace of play. Finding a course where you get get in a sub 5 hour round is near impossible. The best part is the number of indoor ranges that have opened up.
    I work in operations for a tech company.
    I am both obsessive and indecisive. I spend hours and hours researching a putter grip but then can't get myself to actually buy it and try it out.
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    GambyGolfGuy reacted to MikeL Pittsburgh in Mid-Atlantic: NY, PA, NJ, DE, MD, VA   
    Here goes:
    Been playing for a few decades. Handicap (unofficial) is around 18, but that's not an official handicap. Been shooting in the mid-80's but not immune to low 90's on a bad day. Oddly, I can play well on a challenging course and lousy on an easy one - go figure. When I still worked (now retired) golf was how I got away and just relaxed. I would tell myself (and still do) that there is nothing else I would rather be doing and no place else I would rather be, just to remind myself that whatever the score it was the best thing I could be doing. Since retiring I have been working on my game...and likely will be as long as I play.  Long time MyGolfSpy reader. Don't know any other Spies - but then how would I, if they are Spies?? Pittsburgh is my adopted home. My home course is probably Saxon, although I like Buffalo, Birdsfoot, Suncrest and Pittsburgh North. Former member of River Forest, but let that go this year - happy to discuss if anyone is interested. The availability of good public courses at very reasonable prices is the primary advantage of living in Pittsburgh. Slow play is the worst thing, but really its just an occasional irritant.  I was a transit system planner/project manager before retiring - primarily rail transit but also bus, busways, one cablecar and pretty much whatever a client would pay for that I could do competently. User name is just a placeholder I suppose. No special meaning (I thought GolfGod would be a bit presumptious - and amazingly inaccurate, maybe GolfDud, I have to think on that).
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    GambyGolfGuy got a reaction from STUDque in Best Bang for the Buck - Around $300   
    This discussion is exactly what I joined the forums for.  
    Times have changed.  When I bought my first real driver a decade ago the only knowledge I was working with was this commercial and maybe a paid for golf digest review.  I mean who says no to "the power of a Lamborghini in their golf bag."
    Just walked up to the rack and said I'll take that one.  It has worked ok in my bag all those years, but I think I'll give this next one a little more intelligent consideration.
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    GambyGolfGuy reacted to sirchunksalot in Best Bang for the Buck - Around $300   
    Just a quick glance at Golf Discount I saw both the Cobra F8 and F9 and Ping G400 and G400 SFT all at or below $300. I can't say I've ever hit the Cobras, but they have a pretty good reputation here on the site. I have a G400 LST and I can say it performs, but don't know about the regular or the SFT. 
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    GambyGolfGuy got a reaction from ObsessiveIndecisive in Mid-Atlantic: NY, PA, NJ, DE, MD, VA   
    Hi everyone, I'm very excited to join the community.  I've been reading the site religiously since an article appeared on ESPN last year.  I immediately loved what the site's mission is: calling out the bought and paid for "hot list" garbage where everyone gets a medal.  I'm addicted to the data driven articles and suggestions on this site. 
    I'm from Central Jersey, have been a 12 handicapper for about 6 years and I'm determined to get better by putting some real thought into my equipment and game.
    My username is taken from the laid back course in Central Jersey where I fell in love with the game playing with my buddies post college: Gambler Ridge. 
    Looking forward to engaging in this community!
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    GambyGolfGuy got a reaction from cksurfdude in Mid-Atlantic: NY, PA, NJ, DE, MD, VA   
    Hi everyone, I'm very excited to join the community.  I've been reading the site religiously since an article appeared on ESPN last year.  I immediately loved what the site's mission is: calling out the bought and paid for "hot list" garbage where everyone gets a medal.  I'm addicted to the data driven articles and suggestions on this site. 
    I'm from Central Jersey, have been a 12 handicapper for about 6 years and I'm determined to get better by putting some real thought into my equipment and game.
    My username is taken from the laid back course in Central Jersey where I fell in love with the game playing with my buddies post college: Gambler Ridge. 
    Looking forward to engaging in this community!
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    GambyGolfGuy got a reaction from Kinger866 in Mid-Atlantic: NY, PA, NJ, DE, MD, VA   
    Hi everyone, I'm very excited to join the community.  I've been reading the site religiously since an article appeared on ESPN last year.  I immediately loved what the site's mission is: calling out the bought and paid for "hot list" garbage where everyone gets a medal.  I'm addicted to the data driven articles and suggestions on this site. 
    I'm from Central Jersey, have been a 12 handicapper for about 6 years and I'm determined to get better by putting some real thought into my equipment and game.
    My username is taken from the laid back course in Central Jersey where I fell in love with the game playing with my buddies post college: Gambler Ridge. 
    Looking forward to engaging in this community!
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    GambyGolfGuy got a reaction from Cptmphil in Mid-Atlantic: NY, PA, NJ, DE, MD, VA   
    Hi everyone, I'm very excited to join the community.  I've been reading the site religiously since an article appeared on ESPN last year.  I immediately loved what the site's mission is: calling out the bought and paid for "hot list" garbage where everyone gets a medal.  I'm addicted to the data driven articles and suggestions on this site. 
    I'm from Central Jersey, have been a 12 handicapper for about 6 years and I'm determined to get better by putting some real thought into my equipment and game.
    My username is taken from the laid back course in Central Jersey where I fell in love with the game playing with my buddies post college: Gambler Ridge. 
    Looking forward to engaging in this community!
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