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my name is Silvia Di Nicola.

I just want to introduce myself as a neophyte in the world of golf. I started working at GreenGolf shop in the beautiful corniche of Villa d'Este Golf Course, just few months ago.

 I just came here for a coincidence : a dear friend of my father, who is a professional golfer, Alessandro Frigerio,  was about to take over the management of the shop inside the course and was looking for somebody  and at that time I was unemployed.  So here I am ! This is  how my adventure in this world began.

I was totally in the dark , a truly whole new experience to me: the name of the clubs , the management of the shop, the contact with  the players. Since I started  everything is so challenging and I love it.

My interest increase day by day because I have the luck to work with a team that give the possibility to grow  ( and believe that in Italy nowadays unfortunately is not so taken for granted) and this how I started reading My golf spy!

I've  found your blog  as  a bible to me:  I really think that the way you  do  the rewiews is very clear , accurate and simple also for a unaware like me.

Now I wrote this letter for some advices: I will be to WorldAm Championship  in Myrtle Beach at the end of August. I ‘ll be there cause my father will participate at the tournament and meanwhile ( cause I do not play golf, not yet!) I will searching for some new to introduce in the shop.

At the moment our main brands for the clubs are : Titlest, Cobra, Ping, Mizuno, Callaway, Cleveland and Honma. For shoes, accessories and apparel we have : FJ, Ecco, Glemuir , Golfino, Peter Millar, Alberto Golf, The golfers club, Bridgestone, Volvik  and others.

I would like to know if you guys are familiar of the area of Myrtle Beach or if you know somebody who can show me the zone: my purpose is to get in touch with new suppliers and to come back to Italy with new things.

 I look forward to receive from you or from your team a reply and If you are planning to visit Italy you will be  a very welcome guest in Villa d'Este Golf Course.




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Welcome to the forums Silvia I'm sure some of the locals here will be able to answer your questions.  Enjoy! :)

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My Bag


Driver:  :ping-small: G25 Stiff shaft
3 Wood:  :mizuno-small: JPX 850 16 degree. Fujikara Orichi 65 gram stiff shaft
Hybrids: 3 & 4 :mizuno-small: JPX 850 Fujikara Orichi 65 gram regular shafts
Irons:  :mizuno-small: MP- H5 3 - 6 iron dynamic gold XP 115 gram stiff soft stepped
Irons:  :mizuno-small: MP 54 4 - PW dynamic gold S300
Wedges:   :mizuno-small: MP T4 52 degree,  :titelist-small: :vokey-small: 56 degree 10 degree bounce, :titelist-small: :vokey-small: 60 degree 10 degree bounce.
Putter:  :ping-small: ZB S


Evil prospers when good men do nothing.


Honorary member Texas BBQ Curtin Circa 2015 



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Welcome Silvia! Sounds like you have the opportunity for some great experiences. I like Myrtle Beach; lots of great courses. I was at the WorldAm many years ago, and was amazed how many people from all over the world were there. Unfortunately for them (and me) it rained a lot!


If you have any questions, just post them and the great MGS crew will respond. Good luck in your travels!

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We don’t stop playing the game because we get old; we get old because we stop playing the game.”

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Welcome Silvia!  We do have some forum members in the Myrtle Beach area so hopefully they will jump in here shortly.  I would suggest that you investigate the annual Golf Show in Orlando, Florida.  It takes place each year in January and is the place for OEM's and people in the business of promoting the game of golf to connect.  There are threads about that show under the US Equipment section.


Best wishes to you and your father!

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Ping G410 - turned down to11.25 degrees, neutral setting - Fujikura Motore X R flex

Ping G410 5-9 wood

Wilson D7 forged 6-GW -  Mamiya recoil 460 R flex

SCOR 52,60

EVNRoll ER 5

Titleist Pro VIx optic yellow with revkev stamped on them

Currently testing Edison wedges to replace SCORS that are wearing out. Also auditions for the 14th spot in the bag.  Current possibilities are a Ping 26 degree hybrid - duplicates the 9 wood or 5 iron but would be used almost exclusively for chipping or Tour Exotics 3 wood simply because you can carry 14 clubs and I might occasionally hit it in certain unusual wind conditions once every four or five rounds. 

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Buon Giorno Sylvia! 


My famiglia comes from Cigliano, about an hour and a half west of you. Glad you're with us.


I have three friends who will be playing in the World Am - maybe you can meet up with them in Myrtle Beach? They're good people and one of them has some excellent insights into the golf business.  


Please feel free to Private Message me on this forum and we can share contact information.



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What's in the bag:
Driver:  Sub 70 639D - 9.5; :cleveland-small: Launcher HB Turbo; :mizuno-small: ST 190 
FW Wood: :tour-edge: Tour Edge EXS 220 - 15*; :mizuno-small: ST 180 14*
Hybrids:  PXG 0311 22
Utility Irons: :wilson_staff_small: Staff Model Utilities 18, 21, 24*;  Lynx VT Stinger - 16*
Irons::wilson_staff_small: D7 Forged; :benhogan-small:PTx Pro, :macgregor-small: VIP 1025 V-Foil MB/CB; :wilson_staff_small: Progressives (circa 1993)

Wedges:  :cleveland-small: CBX -2, :benhogan-small:Riviera 52-56-60; :wilson_staff_small: Staff Model
Putter:   :edel-golf-1:  Willamette,  :bettinardi-small: BB8,  :benhogan-small:Baby Ben

Ball: :bridgestone-small: Tour B X (2020); :srixon-small: Z-STAR XV

Stat Tracker/GPS Watch: :ShotScope:

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Thank to all you guys : I really appraciate your suggestions and the welcome in the forum!!!

Plano , yes I am very excited also because it wil be my first experiece in the US ! 

 FT.WORTH : Last year my boss went to Orlando to visit the Golf Show and he enjoyed it very much. I heard that is like a paradise and you can find there all you can imagine and much more!

HUNTINGTON : Buongiorno! I've just googled CIGLIANO because i had no idea about the location of that town ! LOL ! Yes, it's quite close to my area. Have you ever visit Italy? It sounds great about your connections and it sounds great sharing the contacts.



GRAZIE MILLE A TUTTI! Thanks again to all ! 



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Welcome to the forum. Love the fact MGS is global.

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 Driver:   :callaway-small:  Epic Flash 12 Degree

Wood: :callaway-small:  GBB 3 Wood
Hybrid: :callaway-small: Razr 4 hybriid stiff stock shaft.
Irons: :callaway-small: X2 Hot 4 iron (pro version) 5 iron - Gap Wedge (non pro version).  KBS 120g Shaft stiff cut 1/2  inch bent 1°upright
Wedges: :vokey-small: 52° 56° and 60°.
All grips are Golf pride grips midsized
Putter (lefty):  Odyssey Metal-X #8 34", stock shaft bent 2° Superstroke grip
Golf Balls:   :titelist-small: 2018-9 Pro-V1x and Prov1s
Shoes:  :footjoy-small:  Dryjoy tours

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Hello from Oregon, U.S.!

Look forward to hearing more from you on the forums!

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My Mixed-Bag:


Driver:      :callaway-small: Rogue 9*, UST chrome 7F5T 

Fairway:     :taylormade-small: M5 3 wood, UST chrome 7F5T

Irons:        :titelist-small: TMB 3i &  :mizuno-small:MP-18 MB 4-PW

Wedges:     :titelist-small: Voke SM7 LTD Jet Black 

Putter:       :bettinardi-small: Queen Bee #9

Ball:        :srixon-small: Z star XV


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Welcome to MGS Sylvia.......You will discover that this gang of golfers knows a lot about everything.......that is golf!

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Driver: PXG 0211 w/Evenflo Riptide CB Regular shaft BACKUP DRIVER: Cobra F8 w/Mitsubishi ck Blue regular shaft  Fairways:  Cobra King F8 3W(14.5*) & 5W(18.5*) w/Mitsubishi ck Blue regular shaft Hybrid: Ben Hogan VKTR 3 Hybrid(18*) w/Recoil ES Hybrid(75 GM) regular shaft Irons: Wilson D7 5-PW w/Recoil 460 Regular graphite shafts Wedges: Cleveland RTX Zipcore(50*/54*/58*) w/True Temper Spinner Wedge steel shaft  Putter: 33" Evnroll ER2 Bag: Cobra Ultralite Cart Bag(Peacoat Blue).  Pushcart:  Caddytek 3.0 from Costco


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Buongiorno! and welcome to the forum!


I'm actually heading to Italy next month with the wife! Being American I am quite the mutt; however, I am Italian. Happen to know any Tomasi's? I still have cousins there, and they're from the northern region such as yourself. The joke is that so many of them moved to the alps for work they now have blonde hair and blue eyes.


Anyway, welcome to the forum and good luck in the golf business!

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Welcome, and hope y'all really enjoy your Myrtle Beach trip!

Right Handed

4.5 handicap

Driver: Nike Vapor Flex with Mitsubishi Rayon Fubuki ZT60x5ct S-flex shaft and stock grip.

3-Metal: Nike VRS 15 degree with Mitsubishi Rayon tour issue Diamana S73x5ct X-flex shaft and GolfPride MCC midsize Black/White grip.

Irons: Ben Hogan PTx 22, 26, 30, 34, 38, 42, 46 degrees standard length and lie with KBS Tour-V stiff shafts and GolfPride MCC midsize Black/White grips.

Wedges: Ben Hogan TK15 54, 58 degrees with KBS Tour-V X-flex shafts and GolfPride MCC midsize Black/White grips.

Putter: Nike Method Converge B1|01 with Superstroke Flatso 2.0 grip.

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Welcome my friend! It is great to have an ever-growing international member base. I am hoping to come to Italy sometime in the next year. 


Enjoy your trip to the Championships. 

Driver:  :nike-small:  Nike Covert 2.0 Tour KK 70g Stiff

Fairway Wood: :nike-small: Nike Covert 2.0 Tour KK 60g Stiff
Hybrids:   :nike-small: Nike Covert 2.0 Tour KK Stiff

Irons:    :taylormade-small: R-11s KBS Stiff. 

Wedges:  :cleveland-small:  Cleveland 588 Rotax  56*

               Some no name 60* I got at Goodwill for $5

Putter::  :ping-small: MGS Ketsch Special Edition   

Ball: :bridgestone-small: :e7, normally. If not, whatever I found while looking for mine in the Tall Grass
Bag :Birdies for the Brave Org.14 Desert Camo 

Shoes : Oakley Cipher 2

                 Addidas Adizero One Wd

                 Nike Lunar Control

                 6 other pair "just in case"


Founder: Texas BBQ Curtain (according to Jdiddyesquire)


Favorite #TOURSAUCE Move:  signing a ball and tossing it to a non existent fan as I walk back to cart. 

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Ciao Silvia, just joined the forum.

Are you still working at Villa d'Este? Every year I play a charity event at the beginning of June. 

But maybe not this year...damn covid

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Driver: :callaway-small: XR16 Aldila Tour Green XS

3wood: :callaway-small: XR16 Project X LZ Handcrafted 6.5

Hybrid 19º: :callaway-small: XR OS Fubuki S

Irons 4-5: :titelist-small: 718 AP3 Project X LZ 6.0

Irons 6-P: :titelist-small: 718 AP2 Project X LZ 6.0

Wedges: :titelist-small: Vokey Design SM7, 50º 55° 60º

Putter: :taylormade-small: Spider X Navy

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