Hi all, long-time lurker, first time poster. Well, not so much lurker but more so would get directed to these forums for all the golf equipment specific questions I would ask Google, lol. I'm 36 years old and an admitted club junkie/ho. I love reading about tons of new equipment, high end, tour.. whatever... although I find that my actual bag changes tend to be few and far between. Up until earlier this month, I was gaming the same Mizuno Mp-29s since high school... and most of my longer clubs were from about a decade ago or older (Titleist 910, SonarTec, TM Rescue TP). Well , this was all before the recent quarantine... now I've found myself revamping the bag, and only keeping some wedges I picked up a few years ago and the putter I've always had. Happy to be here, and thankful for the insight you all will provide me and I embark on this new mission of figuring out which direction I'm going in with my set make-up.
How long have you been playing golf? What’s your handicap or normal score? Since I was about 10, so appx 25+ years. I'll go out and still expect to break 80, despite practice on my end being non-existent. My lowest score ever was a 69 at Black Country Club (Falls Course). I got up and down from a bunker to make birdie on my last hole and break 70 my one and only time.
What do you love about golf? Just being out there, you vs. the course. I often play alone, but am not above a sloppy Sunday with the boys.
What brings you to MyGolfSpy? Do you already know any other Spies? Google. Google would always direct me to various forum discussions as I looked online at new clubs, shafts, etc. I don't think I know any spies personally, but look forward to hopefully meeting some of you.
Where are you from? What is your home course? I'm from the San Francisco Bay Area, currently living in Oakland. I don't have a "home course " at the moment, I am a bit of a golf vagabond right now. However, I grew up playing and living in Blackhawk Country Club in Danville, CA.
What are the best and worst things about golf in your region? The fact we can play year round; Pebble Beach is only a short drive away (although I have yet to play it). Worst things are, there tends to be a lack of practice facilities in the SF/Oakland areas... green fees can be pricey because of the area we live in. Also, most of the courses are of a similar style - old school, tree-lined and tight with small greens... not the worst for practicing on, but sometimes I dream of a resort style course where I can bomb it everywhere and still walk away break 80 comfortably.
What do you do for a living? I work in finance.
How’d you pick your user name? Because for the longest time I played blades, and that grooved my ball-striking for sure. Nowadays I simply cannot dedicate the time needed to practice and stay super sharp, but I'll still figure out a way to get the ball around better than most. Hence the need to move away from them; the catalyst for this newfound equipment journey I'm on.