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6 hours ago, Spiral_Architect said:

Ahoy there. 

I bailed on another forum due to too much groupthink so I'm giving this place a shot. So anyhow I live just outside the Wilkes Barre area in PA and try and get out at least once a week. I'll play as long as the courses are open so my season ends the first hard freeze. Golf for me is a way to get my competitiveness out of my system since I no longer bowl leagues but its not a lifestyle for me. I just want to get out there and play. Don't care where. I also golf lefty but am right handed, weird huh?

 

What is 'groupthink'?

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4 minutes ago, Paul Hedrick said:

What is 'groupthink'?

Groupthink occurs when people’s desire to maintain group loyalty becomes more important than making the best choices. People often find it hard to think and act independently in group situations. According to psychologist Irving Janis, groupthink is “a deterioration of mental efficiency, reality testing, and moral judgment that results from in-group pressures.”

it's from here https://ethicsunwrapped.utexas.edu/glossary/groupthink which goes into it much more with examples.

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5 minutes ago, EasyPutter said:

Groupthink occurs when people’s desire to maintain group loyalty becomes more important than making the best choices. People often find it hard to think and act independently in group situations. According to psychologist Irving Janis, groupthink is “a deterioration of mental efficiency, reality testing, and moral judgment that results from in-group pressures.”

it's from here https://ethicsunwrapped.utexas.edu/glossary/groupthink which goes into it much more with examples.

Thank you.  I'd likely not fit into a group like that either.

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Hi All,

  1. I started playing over 40 years ago put left it for quite some time.  Played on and off until a year ago when I started playing regularly again.  Never broke 100 but came close a few times.

  2. No matter how bad you play, you always hit a few that make you want to come back.

  3. I do not know any spies.  None of my golfing buddies live close. Maybe I can pick up a few rounds with locals.

  4. Finger Lakes region of western New York.  I haven't played locally in a few years so I don't have a home course.

  5. Spring, summer, and fall, the weather is wonderful.

  6. Retired:)

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On 2/11/2019 at 5:20 PM, GolfSpy MPR said:
  • How long have you been playing golf? What’s your handicap or normal score?

  • What do you love about golf?

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

  • Where are you from? What is your home course?

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

  • What do you do for a living?

  • How’d you pick your user name?

1. I have been playing golf since I was 12. I really got serious playing in my 30s. My current handicap is a 13.

2. I really enjoy playing golf with great people, hitting that "Great Shot" in a round and golf being an outdoors sport. 

3. The believe this a one of the best sites for reviews.

4. I live in Chesapeake, VA and play most of my golf at Bide A Wee.

5. The best thing about golf in my region is that you can get some nice days to play in the winter. The worst think, some courses in Virginia have over priced green fees.

6. I am a Production Manager at a local TV station.

7. My putter! I had the "yips" so bad in 2009, I almost quit playing. My dad gave me an old broomstick putter to try and my putting problem disappeared. I do not anchor the putter!

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7 hours ago, Broomstick said:

1. I have been playing golf since I was 12. I really got serious playing in my 30s. My current handicap is a 13.

2. I really enjoy playing golf with great people, hitting that "Great Shot" in a round and golf being an outdoors sport. 

3. The believe this a one of the best sites for reviews.

4. I live in Chesapeake, VA and play most of my golf at Bide A Wee.

5. The best thing about golf in my region is that you can get some nice days to play in the winter. The worst think, some courses in Virginia have over priced green fees.

6. I am a Production Manager at a local TV station.

7. My putter! I had the "yips" so bad in 2009, I almost quit playing. My dad gave me an old broomstick putter to try and my putting problem disappeared. I do not anchor the putter!

Welcome fellow Virginian! 

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Hello from Midlothian, Virginia (pretty much a suburb of Richmond for those who aren't familiar with it).

  1. How long have you been playing golf? What’s your handicap or normal score?  I played when I was in may late teens and 20s and then picked it back up about 8 months ago.  I don't have a calculated handicap but have been shooting in the high 80s.

  2. What do you love about golf? Can't beat imagining how I'd like a shot to go and then pulling off exactly that shot.  

  3. What brings you to MyGolfSpy? Do you already know any other Spies? Learn from fellow Spies and camaraderie.  I don't know other Spies that I'm aware of but there seem to be so many that I wouldn't be surprised if I already know someone.

  4. Where are you from? What is your home course? Midlothian VA - Brandermill Country Club

  5. What are the best and worst things about golf in your region? Best - year round golf, Worst - natural grass range area closed in winter and the mats around here all seem to be missing the insert to hold a standard tee.

  6. What do you do for a living? Commercial construction project management.

  7. How’d you pick your user name? First initial and last name.  

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Welcome @rsmallenberg to MGS!  I'm in NVA ... Leesburg actually.  I get down to your neck of the woods a lot ... my beach house is down near Poquoson.  

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Irons   T300 4 & 5 iron, T200 6 - W Project X 6.0 1* up

Wedges   SM7 48*, 52*, 56*

Putter    Newport 2

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On 1/10/2022 at 5:51 PM, rsmallenberg said:

Hello from Midlothian, Virginia (pretty much a suburb of Richmond for those who aren't familiar with it).

  1. How long have you been playing golf? What’s your handicap or normal score?  I played when I was in may late teens and 20s and then picked it back up about 8 months ago.  I don't have a calculated handicap but have been shooting in the high 80s.

  2. What do you love about golf? Can't beat imagining how I'd like a shot to go and then pulling off exactly that shot.  

  3. What brings you to MyGolfSpy? Do you already know any other Spies? Learn from fellow Spies and camaraderie.  I don't know other Spies that I'm aware of but there seem to be so many that I wouldn't be surprised if I already know someone.

  4. Where are you from? What is your home course? Midlothian VA - Brandermill Country Club

  5. What are the best and worst things about golf in your region? Best - year round golf, Worst - natural grass range area closed in winter and the mats around here all seem to be missing the insert to hold a standard tee.

  6. What do you do for a living? Commercial construction project management.

  7. How’d you pick your user name? First initial and last name.  

Welcome to the group!  Always happy to see a fellow Virginian.

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Hey Guys and Gals!!! I'm Richard... Sharing my time between New York and Florida!!! Playing since I'm 13, so almost 40 years now... 

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