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On 4/4/2019 at 11:03 AM, MadDad said:

General comment I find to be interesting, and pretty awesome... I don't think I've seen a single signature that doesn't include PING somewhere....

Mine wouldn't if I could get it to print unscrambled.

T-Less driver (13º)                  Epon AF-903 driving iron (20º)                                                                                        PRGR Model Q fairway metals (18, 23º)                                           

Miura CB-301 irons (25, 28, 32, 36, 40, 44, 48º)                 Edel Pincher wedge (53º)          Titleist SM7 wedge (58º)

 Louisville Ambi-Dex putter

(all graphite except hickory shafted putter)

Top Flite Gamer ball

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Hello everyone,

Here are my answers to the intro questions...

1.  I've been playing golf only about 21 years.  Started playing when I was about 26 years old.  My handicap is currently at around 13.

2. There are several things I love about golf.  I love that it's a sport that I can play for the rest of my life.  I love that my only real competition is myself... I'm always working to play better than I did the previous time.  I love being able to play around with friends and have a few beers while doing so.

3. I came to MyGolfSpy because after all these years I wanted to learn more about the equipment and what new tools might be useful for my game.  I don't think I know any other Spies, but I don't go around asking people if they're Spies either.

4. I'm from Western MA.  I grew up in Springfield and now live in a small town just east of Springfield.  I'm not a member of any course as I like to play as many different courses as possible, but I tend to play at Cold Spring CC and Westover Municipal GC most often.

5. Best thing about golf in my region, is that there are a lot of courses available to play.  I could play every day for two weeks straight and not have to play the same course twice.  The worst thing (and it probably applies to everyone on this New England forum) is the fact that for 4 - 6 months per year it's too cold and there's too much snow to be able to play.

6.  I'm a Project Manager for a living.

7.  My user name was easy to pick, it's my first name.  Although my friends just call me Ray.

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My amazing wife got me a twosome at Pinehills in Plymouth MA for Father's Day, so I'll be taking my dad out for a round there. Most likely going to play the Nicklaus course, maybe wait until early September so the heat doesn't hit my dad too hard. I can't wait!

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My amazing wife got me a twosome at Pinehills in Plymouth MA for Father's Day, so I'll be taking my dad out for a round there. Most likely going to play the Nicklaus course, maybe wait until early September so the heat doesn't hit my dad too hard. I can't wait!


Love that place. Both courses are amazing! Enjoy!


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On 2/11/2019 at 5:11 PM, GolfSpy MPR said:

 

  1. Not counting the ‘hacking’ around as a kid nor the infrequent business functions, started playing about 25-30 years ago when the oldest son expressed interest - then, more seriously about 15 years ago. Over the last 3-4 years, GHIN has moved from 10 up to 16  

  2. The birds, the bees, the sycamore trees! Quietness of early morning & late afternoon; the Spring awakening, the Fall foliage.  

  3. Sharing ....

  4. Born/raised on Long Island (NY); business transfer to New England; home course is Cyprian Keyes in Boylston (MA).

  5. Weather; variety of courses ....

  6. Retired ....

  7. It’s me ....

 

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On 6/17/2019 at 8:49 PM, russtopherb said:

My amazing wife got me a twosome at Pinehills in Plymouth MA for Father's Day, so I'll be taking my dad out for a round there. Most likely going to play the Nicklaus course, maybe wait until early September so the heat doesn't hit my dad too hard. I can't wait!

My wife's grandparents live there. Have only golfed the Nicklaus course but you'll like it. Great course and well maintained. Excited to try out the other one at some point.

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Hello everyone. My name is Matt and I'm from Wallingford, CT. Here are my answers. 

  1. How long have you been playing golf? What’s your handicap or normal score? I've been playing golf since I was about 10. I'm in my 40's now. It's always been just a recreational thing I've done with my dad. My current handicap is a 7.2. I typically shoot mid to low 80's and occasionally venture into the 70's. 

  2. What do you love about golf? I love the a few things. I love the fact that it can never be perfected. There is always room for improvement. I also love the fact of being outdoors. Golf is relaxing for me. I don't get upset if things are going bad. I just love the experience. I also like the time I get to spend with friends and my father who is in his 70's. 

  3. What brings you to MyGolfSpy? Do you already know any other Spies?  I found this site by looking for info on current clubs. I revamped my bag a little this year and needed as much info as possible. 

  4. Where are you from? What is your home course? I'm from Wallingford, CT. I would consider Lyman Orchards Jones course my home track. I play there the most. 

  5. What are the best and worst things about golf in your region? The best thing is the amount of golf courses in the area. The worst is my home course gets overplayed with fundraisers and other events making it hard to play there all the time 

  6. What do you do for a living? I'm in Law Enforcement.

  7. How’d you pick your user name?  ODU stands for Old Dominion University where I went. 

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11 minutes ago, ODUMatt said:

Hello everyone. My name is Matt and I'm from Wallingford, CT. Here are my answers. 

  1. How long have you been playing golf? What’s your handicap or normal score? I've been playing golf since I was about 10. I'm in my 40's now. It's always been just a recreational thing I've done with my dad. My current handicap is a 7.2. I typically shoot mid to low 80's and occasionally venture into the 70's. 

  2. What do you love about golf? I love the a few things. I love the fact that it can never be perfected. There is always room for improvement. I also love the fact of being outdoors. Golf is relaxing for me. I don't get upset if things are going bad. I just love the experience. I also like the time I get to spend with friends and my father who is in his 70's. 

  3. What brings you to MyGolfSpy? Do you already know any other Spies?  I found this site by looking for info on current clubs. I revamped my bag a little this year and needed as much info as possible. 

  4. Where are you from? What is your home course? I'm from Wallingford, CT. I would consider Lyman Orchards Jones course my home track. I play there the most. 

  5. What are the best and worst things about golf in your region? The best thing is the amount of golf courses in the area. The worst is my home course gets overplayed with fundraisers and other events making it hard to play there all the time 

  6. What do you do for a living? I'm in Law Enforcement.

  7. How’d you pick your user name?  ODU stands for Old Dominion University where I went. 

Welcome to Mygolfspy!

We're happy to have you here. You'll find there is a wealth of information throughout the forum and a great community of folks that are friendly and engaging.

If you have any questions don't hesitate to ask.

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Hello everyone. My name is Matt and I'm from Wallingford, CT. Here are my answers. 

  1. How long have you been playing golf? What’s your handicap or normal score? I've been playing golf since I was about 10. I'm in my 40's now. It's always been just a recreational thing I've done with my dad. My current handicap is a 7.2. I typically shoot mid to low 80's and occasionally venture into the 70's. 

  2. What do you love about golf? I love the a few things. I love the fact that it can never be perfected. There is always room for improvement. I also love the fact of being outdoors. Golf is relaxing for me. I don't get upset if things are going bad. I just love the experience. I also like the time I get to spend with friends and my father who is in his 70's. 

  3. What brings you to MyGolfSpy? Do you already know any other Spies?  I found this site by looking for info on current clubs. I revamped my bag a little this year and needed as much info as possible. 

  4. Where are you from? What is your home course? I'm from Wallingford, CT. I would consider Lyman Orchards Jones course my home track. I play there the most. 

  5. What are the best and worst things about golf in your region? The best thing is the amount of golf courses in the area. The worst is my home course gets overplayed with fundraisers and other events making it hard to play there all the time 

  6. What do you do for a living? I'm in Law Enforcement.

  7. How’d you pick your user name?  ODU stands for Old Dominion University where I went. 


I’m quite familiar with Wallingford. Do you play at Wallingford CC or venture to Hunter in Meriden?


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Hello everyone. My name is Matt and I'm from Wallingford, CT. Here are my answers. 

  1. How long have you been playing golf? What’s your handicap or normal score? I've been playing golf since I was about 10. I'm in my 40's now. It's always been just a recreational thing I've done with my dad. My current handicap is a 7.2. I typically shoot mid to low 80's and occasionally venture into the 70's. 

  2. What do you love about golf? I love the a few things. I love the fact that it can never be perfected. There is always room for improvement. I also love the fact of being outdoors. Golf is relaxing for me. I don't get upset if things are going bad. I just love the experience. I also like the time I get to spend with friends and my father who is in his 70's. 

  3. What brings you to MyGolfSpy? Do you already know any other Spies?  I found this site by looking for info on current clubs. I revamped my bag a little this year and needed as much info as possible. 

  4. Where are you from? What is your home course? I'm from Wallingford, CT. I would consider Lyman Orchards Jones course my home track. I play there the most. 

  5. What are the best and worst things about golf in your region? The best thing is the amount of golf courses in the area. The worst is my home course gets overplayed with fundraisers and other events making it hard to play there all the time 

  6. What do you do for a living? I'm in Law Enforcement.

  7. How’d you pick your user name?  ODU stands for Old Dominion University where I went. 



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7 hours ago, Rickp said:


I’m quite familiar with Wallingford. Do you play at Wallingford CC or venture to Hunter in Meriden?


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I've never played in Meriden. Is it any good? I have played Wallingford CC once a year or so ago. I've played The Farms a few times also. 

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I've never played in Meriden. Is it any good? I have played Wallingford CC once a year or so ago. I've played The Farms a few times also. 

Hunter wasn’t bad when I left CT 8 years ago. Played Wallingford 1/2 dozen times each summer when it was still private. Most of the members I knew there have moved on.


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  1. How long have you been playing golf? I have been playing since I was 10 years old, that is 35 years of golf. What’s your handicap or normal score? My current handicap is a 0.8, but I fluctuate between a +1 and 2 handicap depending on how much time I practice my short game versus how much time I put into hitting the ball further.

  2. What do you love about golf? Everything. I love waking up early and walking 18 holes of dew ridden fairways. I love tournaments and the preparation for them. I love the afternoon get in a few holes before dark days. I love equipment, I change my clubs at least once a year because I love seeing different ball flights and different feels. I love the people. 

  3. What brings you to MyGolfSpy? I have been listening to the podcast lately and I love how real they are. I like honest reflections and opinions. Do you already know any other Spies? No

  4. Where are you from? I am from White River Jct. Vermont. What is your home course? Hanover Country Club right across the river in New Hampshire

  5. What are the best and worst things about golf in your region? Best part is the mild summers, not dealing with oppressive heat, but the worst part is definitely how long the winter is.

  6. What do you do for a living? I am high school technology teacher and varsity golf coach.

  7. How’d you pick your user name? It is our school mascot with golf added to it.

I look forward to contributing and learning from this forum.

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1. How long have you been playing golf? What’s your handicap or normal score?

Well, I'm 57 and have been playing this game since I was 10. Didn't have a "country club" family, so I grew up playing munis and pasture courses in East Texas. Current handicap is 8.

2. What do you love about golf?

Primarily, the challenges. By challenges, I mean the course and the other players I meet there. Secondly, I am an admitted equipment junkie. I got into clubmaking and fitting back in the '80s and have been pretty absorbed in that ever since. Regrettably, I have a bad tendency to NOT get rid of anything.

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

I've been on WRX for 12 yrs and thought another discussion group would only add to the fun. I like the way MGS does their reviews also.

4. Where are you from? What is your home course?

Originally from East Texas, but currently Cumberland, RI. I am not a member of a club because my job requires me to travel extensively. New England courses I play on a regular basis are Granite Links, Pinehills, Cape Club Falmouth, Blackstone National, Redtail, Triggs, Newport National...... I play far more on the road than I do at home. Approximately 100 rounds a yr.

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

Best thing is the courses are always lush and green. Worst thing is you almost never get any roll on your drives except in the driest of conditions. Can make a course play 500+ yds further than it's listing.

6. What do you do for a living?

National & International Sales. Travel all over the US, Canada and UK.

7. How’d you pick your user name?

It's my regular username.

BT

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