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8 minutes ago, Solesoul91 said:

Hey spies!

I caught the bug last summer, have been obsessed with improving my game for the last six months and eager to get the season started.

I'm Jersey city based, new to this site, finishing up a winter training program at galloping hill learning center in the next few weeks. Picked up a membership to Hudson golf simulator during the winter which has been fun as well.

playing Sunset valley tomorrow, first round of the season let’s go!!

I’m an engineering manager for a software company when I’m not swinging a club, also love pickleball!

When the bug bites, it bites hard!  Wish you the best of luck this season.

Driver: Callaway Epic

Irons: 4-PW Callaway Apex 

Wedges: 1 Vokey in 52, 1 Callaway in 60, and a Callaway in 56

Putter:  All over the place, Titleist SC Circa 62 model 3 mostly in the bag.

 

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Hello,

 

I have been a member for a bit, but I have yet to fill this out.  I live in Buffalo, NY. My home course is Deerwood golf course. It’s a middling municipality course. I have been playing for 30 years. I fell in love with the game in 96’ when the shark lost at the masters. I remember after that going outside in the backyard immediately to chip around. I was astonished at how beautiful Augusta was. Before kids (BK) I had my handicap down to about 7. Now I’m a 12 with occasional showings of that 7 player. I love the game, one of my daughters love it as well so it helps me get out more. I have never bought any brand new clubs in my life. I have always gotten used. I’m currently hitting titleist 716 and titleist 905 driver. I have coney wedges that are probably 2005ish models. I have an old Odessa 2ball. I laugh because my kids first sets were both brand new and the hey played for just months before they got something new. lol. Anyways idc because I beat up most of my friends on the golf course with all their fancy gear. It’s the 30 years of experience that comes through while most of the just discovered the game in their late 30’s. Take care

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Hello everyone,

I too have been on here for about a month.  I live in the Philadelphia suburbs.  I play at a private course named McCall Golf Club.  It is short, about 4400 yards from the back tees.  It is claustrophobic.  Tight fairways, small, well bunkered greens.  I just started playing avidly again about 2 and a half years ago.  I am 57 years old.  I've been playing since I was 11 years old.  My bag currently has Titleist 915D2 driver and 3 wood, Cleveland Laucher 7 wood, Tour Edge 3 hybrid, Hogan Edge 2023 irons with Senior flex shafts, Cleveland 49 degree gap wedge, Vokey 56 degree Sand wedge, and Ping Anser 2 putter.  I play whenever I have 3 hours to get out (the benefit of playing a short course 5 miles from home!).  I also walk whenever I can.  I just bought a TGW Weekender push cart so I dont have to carry.  I find walking enjoyable and the health benefits are awesome.  See you on the tee.

I've learned more life lessons on a golf course than in any school.  

I play golf.  What is Twitter?

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Hey everyone, 

I've been following MGS for a long time, but I'm new to the forum. I'm not a  member at a private club, but my home course is White Clay Creek Country Club. I've been rapidly improving the last six months, so I don't have an exact handicap, but I play around 10-15 right now. I've been playing for around 5 years but only seriously for the last two. Since I started working at a golf retail store I have been able to learn from several PGA professionals and been able to regularly play alongside scratch golfers which has helped me a lot. Here's a quick WITB:

Driver: Titleist TSi3 10* w/ TPT 15 series 

3w: Callaway GBB Epic 15* w/ Fujikura Pro 72

Hybrid: Titleist TS3 3hyb w/ Hzrdus Smoke Black

Irons: Cobra 2022 Forged Tec 4-PW w/ Modus 3 Tour 120

Wedges: Vokey SM8 52*, TM Milled Grind 56*, TM Milled Grind 3 60*

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What's in my Sunday Golf Bag

:titleist-small: TSi 3 10* TPT 15 Series X-stiff

:callaway-small: GBB Epic 3w 15* Fujikura Pro 72 Stiff Flex

:titleist-small:TS3 3hyb Hzrdus Smoke Black 80 Stiff Flex

:cobra-small: 2022 Forged Tec 4-PW Modus 3 Tour 120s

:titleist-small: Vokey SM8 Tour Chrome 52-08

:taylormade-small: Milled Grind Raw 56-12

:taylormade-small: Milled Grind 3 Black 60

:bettinardi-1: 2016 BB1 w/ stability 

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56 minutes ago, aph_cb said:

Hey everyone, 

I've been following MGS for a long time, but I'm new to the forum. I'm not a  member at a private club, but my home course is White Clay Creek Country Club. I've been rapidly improving the last six months, so I don't have an exact handicap, but I play around 10-15 right now. I've been playing for around 5 years but only seriously for the last two. Since I started working at a golf retail store I have been able to learn from several PGA professionals and been able to regularly play alongside scratch golfers which has helped me a lot. Here's a quick WITB:

i3 10.5* w/ TPT 15 series 

3w: Callaway GBB Epic 15* w/ Fujikura Pro 72

Hybrid: Titleist TS3 3hyb w/ Hzrdus Smoke Black

Irons: Cobra 2022 Forged Tec 4-PW w/ Modus 3 Tour 120

Wedges: Vokey SM8 52*, TM Milled Grind 56*, TM Milled Grind 3 60*

Welcome! Get ready for a great ride!!

 

Driver: image.png.f2fe7619b0a04dd4a12ac39783f39b10.png Aerojet LS 10.5 image.png.3c329ee54f4af0d332191de3b277d11b.png Kai Li 60R                 3 wood: default_taylormade-small.jpg.79932727ec2389ce0aa081d30367fb26.jpg M2

Irons: default_taylormade-small.jpg.37fc98ff7c0a349b54abfa700e702ccb.jpg Speedblades 4i-PW                                                 Wedge: Cleveland.png.d2fe634fd9a3aaef5fed913a65c8e7dd.png CBX

Sand:  Wilson.gif.d7be7e11732484fb3c7959312e0e3bf3.gif Wilson Pro Staff                                                    Putter: default_taylormade-small.jpg.37fc98ff7c0a349b54abfa700e702ccb.jpg Spider / Tester:  image.png.b7573f2e65bd0b7d6e014f5a8fa57579.png DF3

Ball: image.png.3706b1d653d1cf95b7231645d19bf8ad.png Pro shade                                                                        Cart: image.png.c49446b33f13453112cc2c4ef189d63d.pngQuad XL

"The more I work and practice, the luckier I seem to get.” -Gary Player

“The proper score for a businessman golfer is 90. If he is better than that he is neglecting his business. If he’s worse, he’s neglecting his golf.” -St Andrews Rotary Club Member

 

 

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I've been playing for about 3 years.......I only count two because the first year I didn't have my own clubs nor was I taking it seriously. I'm currently around a 15 and have been shooting in the 80s pretty consistently over my last 10 rounds.

What do you love about golf?

I found mygolfspy while looking for equipment reviews. I am in desperate need of a new driver. I currently have a ping and hit it well but HATE the way it feels.

Orginally from the DMV. Home course is Laurel Hill.

The best thing about gold in this region I think is the difference in courses around the area. There are some links courses and if you want to play over some water or have a view during your round thats only a short drive away.

I am a consultant.

Lol I've never been good at making a fun username

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15 minutes ago, jlowry22 said:

I've been playing for about 3 years.......I only count two because the first year I didn't have my own clubs nor was I taking it seriously. I'm currently around a 15 and have been shooting in the 80s pretty consistently over my last 10 rounds.

What do you love about golf?

I found mygolfspy while looking for equipment reviews. I am in desperate need of a new driver. I currently have a ping and hit it well but HATE the way it feels.

Orginally from the DMV. Home course is Laurel Hill.

The best thing about gold in this region I think is the difference in courses around the area. There are some links courses and if you want to play over some water or have a view during your round thats only a short drive away.

I am a consultant.

Lol I've never been good at making a fun username

Welcome to MGS! 

DRIVER PING.png G425 MAX w/ Mitsubishi Tensei Orange RAW 65 S 12*

*DRIVER TESTING CALLAWAY.png.02d1ed01b3f95aaceb59b33edf1d6f2d.png Paradym Ai SMOKE MAX D w/ Mitsubishi Tensei Blue 65 S 10.5*

WOOD TAYLORMADE.png.8ad786f4fccdf7215d321a861dfa1c7f.png STEALTH 2 Plus 3w w/ Mitsubishi Kali Red 75 S 15*

HYBRID PING.png G425 2h w/ Mitsubishi Tensei Orange RAW 75 S 17*

HYBRID PING.png G410 4h w/ Mitsubishi Tensei Orange 75 S 22*

IRONMIZUNO.png.2bd95ff6ee2eb76ff25e7f5057c68c47.png 919 Forged 4i-PW w/ Dynamic Gold 105 S300 

WEDGES PING.png Glide Forged Pro w/ ZZ115 W 50*/58*

PUTTER Cleveland.jpg FRONTLINE 8.0 w/ 35" Slant neck 3*

 

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Welcome to MGS @jlowry22 

WITB:  Do I like Titleist or what? 

 

Driver:     :titleist-small: TSR3 9* UST Mamiya Proto LIN-Q Blue 

Fairways   :titleist-small: TSi2 UST Mamiya LIN-Q Blue 13.5* 

Driving Iron:   :titleist-small: U500 17* :Fuji:  Blue Ventus HB Velocore 

Irons   :titleist-small: T350 4 & 5, T200 6 - PW UST Mamiya Recoil Dart F4 105g

Wedges    :vokey-small: SM9 48*, SM9 52*, SM8 56* Modus Tour Wedge 

Putter    :cameron-small: Newport 2 w/ Garsen Ultimate grip 

Ball    :titleist-small:  *ProV1 Left Dot

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Hello fellow Spies, I'm from VB and my home course is Cypress Point. Been playing golf since I was young but focused primarily on other sports specifically baseball until I finished my college career. Since then been addicted to Golf and playing as much as I can. As of right now I am a 7 HCP.

Love the challenges of golf, how you constantly strive for perfection but can't quite ever reach it but one pure shot keeps you coming back for more.

Originally I came to MyGolfSpy for equipment reviews but finally decided to join the community so here I am. 

Some of the best things about Golf in the 757 would be the variety of courses but lately the quality of the courses in my area seem to be diminishing even though prices keep increasing

I work in IT as a Systems Engineer

My username is my nickname.

WITB:

Driver: 9° Titleist TSR2 | Tensei 1K Pro Orange 60X

3+ Wood: 13° Cobra King F9 Speedback Tour | Project X HZRDUS Smoke Black 70S

3HF Wood: 16.5° Cobra Darkspeed X | Project X HZRDUS Black Gen 4 70S

Utility Iron: 18° Srixon ZX MKII 2 Iron | TGI Tour Graphite 100G (Rotate between this and my 3HF Wood)

Irons (4-GW): Srixon ZX7 MKII | KBS $-Taper 130X

Wedges: 55°/59° Mizuno T24 Copper | Nippon Moddus 125G Wedge

Putter: Meridian Charleston Mid-Slant

Balls: Srixon Z Star Diamonds | Srixon Z Star XV | Mizuno RB Tour X

Bag: Sun Mountain LS Supercharged Black (Looking to upgrade)

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

I started playing golf when I was 4. My mom ran the junior golf program. My father was the President of Beacon Hill C.C. and my grandfather was the Club Champion. I have been playing for 34 years. My handicap floats between a 2-5 based off different times of the year. My scores are anywhere from -2 to +8. I would say I shoot 75 (+3) the most frequent at my home course.  

 

What do you love about golf?

My grandfather/grandmother, mom/dad and sister all play. It was a family thing when I was a kid. Now I love the competition. I played high school and college golf. I still play in local and state tournaments. My nephews and niece just started playing. I love going to the range with them and teaching them. Golf has been a great way to spend time with family/friends and release my weekly stress. 

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

I love testing new equipment and talking shop. I am obsessed with product reviews. I can not wait to try everything and anything.

Where are you from? What is your home course?

Red Bank, NJ. My home course is Hominy Hill G.C. in Colts Neck NJ. It has been ranked one of NJ's top 10 public courses for years. I learned to play golf at Beacon Hill Country Club in Atlantic Highlands from the ages of 4-18.  

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

NJ weather and also 5 hour rounds.  

 

What do you do for a living?

School teacher. Been teaching 8th grade math for 12 years. I found a career that lets me play golf after 3pm daily and I have 2 months off in summer. 

 

How’d you pick your user name?

JoeyBananas = I have always hit a buttery cut in the shape of a banana 

 

 

Taylormade Mini Brnr (11.5 degree) w/ Fujikura Motore F1 7x 

Taylormade Sim Titanium 3 wood (13.5 degree) w/ Fujikura Motore F1 7x

Taylormade Sim 3 Hybrid w/ Fujikura Ventus 7x

Titleist T-MB 6-4 irons w/ True Temper AMT white shafts

Titleist 716CB P-7 w/ True Temper S300 shafts

Titleist Vokey wedges - 60.4 / 56.10 / 52.8

Putter - Odyssey Black Series Tour Designs #5 

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How long have you been playing golf? Played when younger now back into it 3-5years total. What’s your handicap or normal score? 10-12hcp

What do you love about golf? Getting outside and the challenge 

What brings you to MyGolfSpy? Learn more about products and meet local golf heads. Do you already know any other Spies? No

Where are you from? Eastern PA. What is your home course? Twin ponds

What are the best and worst things about golf in your region? Lots of courses to choose from, wish the season was longer  

What do you do for a living? Engineer 

How’d you pick your user name? Cause birds the word

Birds the Word

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On 5/9/2024 at 2:19 PM, JoeyBananas said:

I have always hit a buttery cut in the shape of a banana 

Nice!!!

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Calloway Hyper X Driver TaylorMade SIM2 Max D

Paradym 3-wood

Ping G430 3-hybrid

Ping G430 4-PW

Ping 50, 54, 58 wedges

Old ass putter from my old bag TP Hydro Blast Soto

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

I've been playing for 4 years, just started taking it seriously this past year. I normally shoot high 80s low 90s.

2. What do you love about golf?

I love the community and meeting other people and the mental side of the game.

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

I'm on MyGolfSpy to find a great community. I don't know any other Spies.

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

I am from Pittsburgh Pennsylvania. I play at Rolling Acres and Seven Oaks mostly.

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

Best is it doesn't get too hot in the summer and the worst is all the rain during the spring.

6. What do you do for a living?

I am a student.

7. How’d you pick your user name?

nothing really to picking my username.

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On 2/11/2019 at 5:20 PM, GolfSpy MPR said:

MGS New Member Introduction: Mid-Atlantic Region

New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia

Welcome to the MyGolfSpy forums! We’re always glad to have new members contributing to the best golf discussions on the internet.  If you’ve already created an introduction thread, feel free to re-introduce yourself here!

If you haven’t yet done so, take a moment to check out the Moral Codes that shape how we treat each other here.

You’ll find that this community is very welcoming to newcomers so come on in, take off your shoes, and get comfortable. Tell us all about yourself. To help us get to know you, here are some questions you might answer in your new member post. Feel free to share some fun pictures of your golfing ventures as well!

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

  2. What do you love about golf?

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

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

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

  6. What do you do for a living?

  7. How’d you pick your user name?

Hi all. I've been reading the forums for a while and just recently joined.

I'm 63 and I've been playing golf for about 40 years. I've been better than I am now and I've been worse.

I love the inner competition that golf gives me. I've always been athletic, but golf is a different kind of athletisism. 

I'm here to share my good and bad, read others good and bad and learn how I can get better, while also offering my two cents to others to maybe help them. 

I'm originally from Baton Rouge, LA but after college I joined the Air Force and haven't returned to South Louisiana to live. My first duty assignment was at Ramstein Air Base in Germany for 3 years then at the Pentagon for the last 6. I then moved into the defense industry and worked as a government contractor. My entire 30 years of government service was in the Intelligence Community.

I usually play at a couple different courses near my home here in Maryland. Walden Golf Club and Bowie Golf Club. I've made many trips to Myrtle Beach to play, as well as Pinehurst and recently to east Tennessee.

I retired from Lockheed-Martin in the spring of 2017.

I picked my user name because it's how I sometimes feel when playing, but I will never stop playing.

 

I look forward learning a lot from all of you and hopefully contributing as much as I can.

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22 hours ago, Whats-a-fairway said:

Bowie Golf Club.

Hey, hey, another person local to me!!! Welcome to MGS, I've been on here for about a year and it's a great community of golfers.

I play Bowie every year in a tournament for one of my friends kid's school, it's a nice little track. I'll have to look into playing Walden, it's only 30 minutes from me and looks reasonably priced. How are conditions there?

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Calloway Hyper X Driver TaylorMade SIM2 Max D

Paradym 3-wood

Ping G430 3-hybrid

Ping G430 4-PW

Ping 50, 54, 58 wedges

Old ass putter from my old bag TP Hydro Blast Soto

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7 minutes ago, NubianRugby said:

Hey, hey, another person local to me!!! Welcome to MGS, I've been on here for about a year and it's a great community of golfers.

I play Bowie every year in a tournament for one of my friends kid's school, it's a nice little track. I'll have to look into playing Walden, it's only 30 minutes from me and looks reasonably priced. How are conditions there?

Hey, I'm glad to see someone local as well.

I like Bowie too. It's fair and open-ish with a couple of testy holes and it's just a fun course. It looks and sounds like the new management is really making some needed improvements.

Walden is iffy. Sometimes it's okay but mostly it's spotty. Houses on about half of the holes. Number 2 is probably one of the most difficult holes in the area. But, it's close to me and it's relatively inexpensive.

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1) I have been playing since about 2020, becoming more serious each year

2) My handicap is 15 currently, and I average around 92-94. My personal best is 82.

3) I love competing with myself and the course. It’s fun to compete with others but at the end of the day I love golfing because I can challenge myself physically and mentally on every stroke.

4) I found MyGolfSpy from golf ball reviews and wanted to become more active in a community where I can continue to learn and share my experiences.

5) I am from York PA. My home course is Honey Run Golf Club. It’s a great track, definitely one of the best in the area. If you’re in York county I highly recommend Royal Manchester as well!

6) Best thing about golfing in my area is there are 5+ courses within a 30 minute drive. Worst thing is prices skyrocketing.

7) I am a physical therapist for my day job (I’ve been told by other golfers I shouldn’t quit it yet)

-CY

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