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Might help if i posted in the correct place.  My geography is off....apparently I think Maryland is in the PAC NW.

 

  1. How long have you been playing golf? 30 year What’s your handicap or normal score? 3.9 handicap

  2. What do you love about golf? Being outside w friends. Walking a quick 9 after work is a great way to unwind.  Lastly, you can always get better.  

  3. What brings you to MyGolfSpy? Honest content.  Other golf lovers.  Opportunity to test equipment and post review. Do you already know any other Spies? Not yet

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

  5. What are the best and worst things about golf in your region? Best would be layout of courses.  At my home course, we have two tracks.  One is open and long w lots of water.  The other is hilly, shortish, and tight.  Very different yet both very challenging!  Worst would be no year around golfing  

  6. What do you do for a living? Finance

How’d you pick your user name? It’s what my wife calls me. Scott is my middle name. 

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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

Hi,   I've been playing golf for about 15 years now. It happened by accident as I never thought I would be this addicted to the game. Not to mention waste a Saturday and Sunday afternoon watching

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

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Hi all!

I've been lurking for a year or so, and just discovered being in the Recruit Group, since I've been only a lurker all that time.

Guess I need to introduce myself, then.

  1. How long have you been playing golf? What’s your handicap or normal score? Started at age 12 with group lessons through Parks & Rec. Played off and on through college years, then took a hiatus while a career got going. Had a few years of playing and a few years off, then back about 6 years ago. Working harder on the game. Handicap is 14, currently, but, like everyone else, I aim to improve it.

  2. What do you love about golf? Most everything. I love getting out in the fresh air and beautiful surroundings. I love competing against myself, and playing with friends (old and new).

  3. What brings you to MyGolfSpy? Do you already know any other Spies? No known Spies. Found MGS through an article I was reading on equipment, and have been hooked on the testing reports and reviews ever since.

  4. Where are you from? What is your home course? I currently live in Southeastern Virginia. I play in a weekly league that plays about 15 courses in the area. Of course I have some I prefer (sadly, my favorite closed last year!), but not really a home course.

  5. What are the best and worst things about golf in your region? Best: plenty of courses, fairly reasonable greens fees, and weather that lets me play nearly year 'round. Worst: most of the bunkers have hard-packed mud, so the club just bounces into the ball and a properly hit sand shot sends the ball either into the face or over the green. It's a challenge!

  6. What do you do for a living? As little as possible. I'm officially retired, but am a part owner in a franchise business that is not local. I handle several aspects of that business from home. It's for sale, btw 🙂

  7. How’d you pick your user name? Dreaming of breaking 80!

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On 3/27/2020 at 7:50 PM, PA_Golfer said:
  1. Have been playing since high school.  According to the Golf Association of Philadelphia (GAP) I have an index of 6.6.  However, I am 68 years old and play from the forward tees on walkable courses.

  2. I grew up as an "only child" (both my siblings were much older), so I love the individuality of it.  Never excelled at team sports.

  3. I like the honest reviews and that they include a "best value" category.  That's important for those of us on fixed income.

  4. I grew up in southeast Nebraska.  My first rounds of golf were played on a municipal course with sand greens.  Now I live in Mechanicsburg PA and my home course is Armitage Golf Club.

  5. The best things are that there are a lot of golf courses within a 30 mile drive of my house.  The bad thing is that, in the past 5 years, we have lost 3 really great courses.  Seems the allure of real estate development wins out over golf.

  6. Retired

  7. I'm a Pennsylvania golfer.

I work in Camp Hill. Used to teach in Cumberland Valley SD haha. I'm only about a 20 minute drive from you! Let me know and we'll get out for a round once quarantine is over!

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39 minutes ago, Dreamer said:

 

  1. Where are you from? What is your home course? I currently live in Southeastern Virginia. I play in a weekly league that plays about 15 courses in the area. Of course I have some I prefer (sadly, my favorite closed last year!), but not really a home course.

I see you live in Suffolk based on your profile.   I live in Newport News and grew up in Suffolk.  

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Might help if i posted in the correct place.  My geography is off....apparently I think Maryland is in the PAC NW.
 
  1. How long have you been playing golf? 30 year What’s your handicap or normal score? 3.9 handicap

  2. What do you love about golf? Being outside w friends. Walking a quick 9 after work is a great way to unwind.  Lastly, you can always get better.  

  3. What brings you to MyGolfSpy? Honest content.  Other golf lovers.  Opportunity to test equipment and post review. Do you already know any other Spies? Not yet

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

  5. What are the best and worst things about golf in your region? Best would be layout of courses.  At my home course, we have two tracks.  One is open and long w lots of water.  The other is hilly, shortish, and tight.  Very different yet both very challenging!  Worst would be no year around golfing  

  6. What do you do for a living? Finance

How’d you pick your user name? It’s what my wife calls me. Scott is my middle name. 

You're just down the road from me. I am up in Frederick but find myself just down the street from Turf Valley often. Big fan of the White Oak Tavern.

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1 minute ago, tchat07 said:

You're just down the road from me. I am up in Frederick but find myself just down the street from Turf Valley often. Big fan of the White Oak Tavern.

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Yes!!!!  Once this craziness passes, we have to get together with some other guys and play/have some beers/etc.  I know exactly where you are.  

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1 hour ago, cnosil said:

I see you live in Suffolk based on your profile.   I live in Newport News and grew up in Suffolk.  

Awesome! I haven't played much on that side of the James (except The Hamptons), but I know there are some great courses there.

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Been playing for about 15 years, but took a few years off.  Picking it back up the past 3 years and down to an 11.9 index.  Looking to get it down below 7 if possible this year.  Thinking it’s possible and would like to get back into some tournaments.

 

live in NJ, work in NYC - golf is the escape.

 

used to work at golf courses for about 8 years and played every day.  After a few year burn out it back to the game we all love - cheers

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So am hearing of some golf courses in the MD/VA area still "closed" but will allow members to walk the course provided they do social distancing.  I am all for it.

Anyone else hearing/seeing this?

 

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  1. I have been playing for almost 40 years and handicap is currently around 9.

  2. What do you love about golf?  Really love being outside, walking and the social aspect of the game.  

  3. What brings you to MyGolfSpy? Do you already know any other Spies?  I have been reading MyGolfSpy for a few years and started listening to the podcasts the past year.  Not sure if I currently know any other Spies.

  4. Where are you from? What is your home course?  I live in the Philadelphia Suburbs and have been a member at North Hills Country Club for 25 years.

  5. What are the best and worst things about golf in your region?  Lots of really awesome golf courses in the Philadelphia area.  Very many of them are private but there are probably 20 great courses within 15-20 miles from my house.

  6. What do you do for a living?  I work for a large software company in the Cybersecurity space

  7. How’d you pick your user name?  I have used that user name as a former email address and user name for many years

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On 4/3/2020 at 7:29 PM, JScott said:

So am hearing of some golf courses in the MD/VA area still "closed" but will allow members to walk the course provided they do social distancing.  I am all for it.

Anyone else hearing/seeing this?

If they are "allowing" it in places where courses are required to be closed, they're breaking the law.  For my club in VA, we're open, with a bunch of (appropriate) restrictions.

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On 4/3/2020 at 7:29 PM, JScott said:

So am hearing of some golf courses in the MD/VA area still "closed" but will allow members to walk the course provided they do social distancing.  I am all for it.

Anyone else hearing/seeing this?

 

Courses in Virginia aren't required to close by state order.  They can remain open as long as all appropriate social distancing measures are observed.  Individual localities within Virginia may choose to implement local rules against courses remaining open but nothing from the state level has been initiated.

My home club in southwest Virginia is open but have several appropriate restrictions in place.  I have played more than a dozen times over the past three weeks.

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  1. How long have you been playing golf? What’s your handicap or normal score? - been playing since i was little kid but stop for years to focus on other sports, I been back playing consistently for over 2 years now. I play at a 20 Handicap. 

  2. What do you love about golf? I love that every shot is on you for the most part there are no teams. Also its such a hard sport I love the challenges. 

  3. What brings you to MyGolfSpy? Do you already know any other Spies? - I saw MGS on instagram and I was like wtf is this. I really thought it was some type of spam or fake site. I checked it out and saw all the unbiased testing which is what I always wondered when buying equipment is it hype or truth. I don't know any other spies on this site. 

  4. Where are you from? What is your home course? I am originally from Philadelphia, but now live in Collingswood, NJ. I was going to join Merchantville CC but held off for right now. 

  5. What are the best and worst things about golf in your region? Winter hard to play in the winter months 

  6. What do you do for a living? Accounting/Financial professional 

  7. How’d you pick your user name? name and numbers baby. 

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Hi Everyone,

Just want to introduce myself. Im a long time reader, Ive just never posted. Lets get to it:

1) Im 34 yrs old. Ive been playing golf since I was about 12-13 yrs old. My grandfather was an occasional golfer and had a mixed set of MacGregors and other clubs in a canvas bag. All three woods were persimmon heads. The 5 wood actually had a wooden shaft. I had watched some golf on TV one summer and thought I might like to try that, so I watched more and practiced in the yard until I thought I knew how to swing. I lived next to our municipal course so I took those clubs over to the course and bought a sleeve and played nine. I shot a 63 on that nine the first time. Its one of the few scores I remember from back then. For the next several years I played 4-5 days a week, upgrading a WalMart set of Wilsons, eventually to some knock off Callaways and the rest is history. I played in high school on the team, but after that life got in the way and I only played 3-4 times per year max. Last year I rededicated myself to playing and taking lessons. I started tracking my handicap this year, Im playing at 8.2 now. Ive made significant strides, playing a couple times per week and practicing at the range and green a couple days a week. 

2) The thing I love about golf is the feeling of hitting that great shot. It may only come once or twice a round, but when I plan to draw a shot onto the green just so, and it does it. There are few better feelings. Now I just need to string more of those together!

3) I have really been getting into equipment a lot this last year. I had my first fitting after using the same clubs for about 11 yrs (2007 Nike Pro Combos). Im the kind of guy that reads every single review on the internet for something I am considering buying. MyGolfSpy has been a great resource in looking into golf technology. I love that so much testing is done, independently. It gives me a great data point to consider when looking at equipment to buy. The golf ball study and testing has been invaluable as I search for the right type of ball to play.

4) Im from Reston, VA. Im not a member but I play at Reston National more than any other course.

5) The best part of playing in my area has been good weather that lasts into the winter. I can play almost 11 months out of the year here. I just have to be willing to play in the 40s sometimes. The worst part is probably more course dependent, but when we get a lot of rain, its seems like the courses around here dont drain well and you can get plugged lies and bad course conditions. Also, pace of play is too slow in the summer around here. I like to play fast.

6) I work in IT.

7) I dont really know, I think its just something I was saying when I was signing up for the forum.

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On 3/26/2020 at 9:30 PM, jlukes said:

I was hoping to come down this spring before baby #2 came. Doesn't look likely now but damn it I'm going to make it happen eventually 

@jlukes I am assuming you have played at this course before? What has been your favorite course to play at?  

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On 3/17/2020 at 10:09 PM, PAgolfer2017 said:

That is awesome my wife and I both started to play around the same time...of course she is more of a natural than I am but I am hoping to get together with folks...once I stop embarrassing myself out on the course.  


Welcome! We head down to Compasse Point each yea4 and play a round with Spies! Nice track! Welcome to MGS!



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4 minutes ago, ben310135 said:

@jlukes I am assuming you have played at this course before? What has been your favorite course to play at?  

Ben,  unfortunately I have never made it down to Rob's course but the pictures he always shares looks great.

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On 3/26/2020 at 9:02 PM, Golfspy_CG2 said:

@Golfspy_CG2 Yes it has been a little crazy I think if the courses open up this year it is going to be insanely busy. I like this course I have taken a couple lessons with Corey and he is great. Now if only I could play on the course while I am not working. 

Sorrry. It's been a bit crazy the past week.  Just catching up on this thread.  

Indeed I am there.  Well not right now as Ben is probably aware, we are shut down.   

When we are back open stop by Ben, I'm in the sales office.   

John. We need to get you down sometime soon again. 

 

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I have really been enjoying all the information put out by MyGolf Spy for about a year.  One of my buddies in my golf group turned me on to the site initially with the ball cutting and testing.  I love the No Putts Given podcast as well and felt the next natural step would be to get more involves in the forum.  Looking forward to getting tons of information and opinions from all the Spies!

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  1. 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.

  2. 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!

  3. 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.

  4. From Los Angeles but live in Jersey City now. Skyway is my main course.

  5. 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.

  6. I work in operations for a tech company.

  7. 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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