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KristianC

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  1. On 10/15/2020 at 9:25 AM, chippingwithchris said:

    Awesome Kristian!  I play Las Positas about once a month, whether that's the 18 or short 9 hole.  Las positas is a fine track, nothing fancy about it, it gets a ton of play so definitely need to book a round in advance.  It can be challenging from the tips, especially on the par 3s.

    I still need to play Wente but its a bit pricy for my taste.  Poppy ridge is a great course, you get the best of everything in my opinion.  Great practice facility.  Challenging holes and greens but you can shoot low.  I played there about 6 weeks ago and shot a 78.  I usually look on golf now for deals but if you're an NCGA member you can also get discounts there.

    Thanks for the info!

  2. 1 hour ago, chippingwithchris said:

    Awesome! I am a Bulldog Alumni ('09-'14).  Some of my favorite spots for a burger in Fresno were Doghouse and the mad duck (Herndon location).  If you go past Turlock, dustbowl brewery is always a good spot for a burger and beer.  I live in Dublin now, I have almost 10 courses within a 30 minute drive, I love it!

    Nice! I grew up in the Bay Area (East Bay) and learned how to play on the courses up there.  I pass by Dublin whenever I go up north to visit family (well, when I could visit them, haha).  I've had Poppy Ridge and Wente on my playlist for awhile.  Whenever I drive up there I tell myself I need to just make a trip to play there so I can cross them off my list.  haha.

    Have you played Las Positas?  I see that right off the 580 and have been wanting to play there too for a while

  3. On 9/12/2020 at 6:23 PM, Mitch H said:

    Well, I just took the plunge. I know they are $200, but they are built like a brick s&^thouse. It is very important to get the right size. They run large. My athletic shoes are either 9 1/2 or 10. My dress shoes are 9 to 9 1/2. I tried a 9 1/2 and they were too big. I returned them for a 9 and took them out on the course for the first time on Friday. I am a dew sweeper and a walker. They were incredibly comfortable and supportive. The grip was amazing. I didn't use the square toe as an alignment aid so I can't comment. I tied for my best round of the year, an 84, and that is with a triple on 17. I am a believer. And oh may the way my feet were bone dry. I know they are expensive at $200 and I am lucky to be able to afford them. If you are a social media user, you can be an ambassador and get back $10 on your shoes and $20 for every pair sold that uses your ambassador code. I think they are worth the money, but that is me. If you are considering it I say go for it but be careful of the size.

    Thanks for the insight! I've been debating these shoes for a while now and I am an early morning walker, so shoes that will keep my feet dry are key! 

  4. On 4/24/2020 at 11:31 AM, Gsi10561 said:

    Everyone gets a cart. I’ve played with a 2,3 & 4 in my group. Fastest rounds of golf I’ve been able to play in years. With no raking, the bunkers have also become a real penalty if you go in the sand. When we let someone play through it takes little to no time before we tee off. This is a part of golf  I hope stays. I’m playing mostly public courses. 

    I'm fortunate that a couple courses near me have stayed open during this time.  To be honest, I've played more golf during this time than any other time because all of my kid's weekend activities have been cancelled and my saturday mornings are now free.

    I don't ride in any carts anymore and walk every time I play and I LOVE IT! With raised cups, not having to move the pin, rake the bunkers, and smaller groups the rounds go faster and people playing tend to go faster..  

  5. On 4/22/2020 at 10:24 AM, THEZIPR23 said:

    The CA order let the counties determine if golf courses would stay open or close from the beginning. My club has reopened 3 times due to changes from county health board, while other counties deemed golf essential, others closed them completely. It is so segregated here that Fresno County courses are open but not Fresno City courses.

    I wonder with what the Fresno Mayor just said earlier today (that shelter-in-place will last through May but will open businesses in phases) that means golf will start opening up within the City limits.  If done correctly and safely golf is a pretty safe activity to participate in. 

  6. Hello All...whenever my buddies and I play we always go for a post-round burger/food.  A couple courses are currently open near me, but are currently not serving food.  Wondering if there are any Central California golfers out there that can share some courses that have great post-round burger/food.  Doing research for when this shelter-in-place is over and courses open back up to normal!

    Thanks in advance!

  7. On 4/22/2020 at 11:21 PM, Derek9rx said:

    Hey all,

    Been a member for a few years. Gonna try to be more active with the new setup.

    • How long have you been playing golf? What’s your handicap or normal score?  Started playing golf in highschool. Currently a 15.6

    • What do you love about golf?  I love the challenge.  Constantly trying to get better.

    • What brings you to MyGolfSpy? Do you already know any other Spies?  Love the work MGS does. Definitely won't make an equipment purchase without their intel

    • Where are you from? What is your home course?  Modesto, CA.  Don't have a home course

    • What are the best and worst things about golf in your region?  Most courses near me are just OK. Overpriced for what you get

    • What do you do for a living? Pharmacist

    • How’d you pick your user name? My name, bdate, job

    Have you been able to play much lately during this time?  I live in Fresno and we have a couple courses open, don't know about Modesto.

  8. 3 minutes ago, KristianC said:
    8 minutes ago, THEZIPR23 said:

    Welcome!

    Have you been playing anywhere since the lockdown? Playing Dragonfly this afternoon. 

    Nice! Yeah...i've actually been playing more golf now during this pandemic than I have ever before.  With my kid's activities all cancelled now, I'm free again on the weekends.  I play Sherwood Forest every saturday morning and then Dragonfly on Wednesday afternoons (I run a small Engineering Golf League).

     

  9. Nice! Yeah...i've actually been playing more golf now during this pandemic than I have ever before.  With my kid's activities all cancelled now, I'm free again on the weekends.  I play Sherwood Forest every saturday morning and then Dragonfly on Wednesday afternoons (I run a small Engineering Golf League).

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  10. Hello...new here and I LOVE looking at numbers from my golf game to make it better so this is right up my alley! 

    Haven't fully read through this entire thread but from what I've read so far very interesting!  I had a basic spreadsheet but never thought of making it as detailed as your guys....great stuff! 

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  11. Hello!!! I've caught the Golf Bug (again) and thought I would join this to speak with other people with same mindset/addiction...haha 

    1. How long have you been playing golf? What’s your handicap or normal score?  Starting playing golf as a teenager and been playing on and off since then (currently in my mid-thirties).  My index is currenlty 20 (lowest its ever been)

    2. What do you love about golf? Love being outside and enjoying time with friends and family.  Started playing with my wife and kids and that makes it even more enjoyable now.

    3. What brings you to MyGolfSpy? Do you already know any other Spies?  Currently don't know any Spies (hoping to find some).  Mainly came to MyGolfSpy as I get their e-mails and saw that they were looking for bag testers and looked into the threads and found it interesting and thought I would try it out.

    4. Where are you from? What is your home course? Fresno, CA...don't really have a home course...play all the local muni's equally.

    5. What are the best and worst things about golf in your region? Best - many public choices and Worst - Summer Heat

    6. What do you do for a living? Engineer

    7. How’d you pick your user name? Just my name...I'm a simple man...haha

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