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  1. 1. What Date Would You Be Able to Make

    • Saturday July 6
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    • Sunday July 7
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    • Saturday July 13
      1
    • Sunday July 14
      1
    • Saturday July 27
      4
    • Sunday July 28
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Hi all;

After lurking for a while and having google searches always bring me here, I’ve decided to sign up and see if I can offer even a sliver of the community , opinion, and insight that I have passively benefited from in my travels here.  

So, the questionnaire:

1. How long have you been playing golf?

  • Started chip n putt as a teen, then weed and other pastimes took priority.  Fast forward to late 20’s picked up playing again briefly - hacking with no lessons.  Then nothing for about 15 years.  Then about 3 years ago picked it up seriously again with lessons, driving range visits, etc.  I think that’s when i really had a desire to improve.  

2. What’s your handicap or normal score?

  • not official, but according to apps -  20 handicap.  Normal score varies  between low 90s and 100s.  This year, for the first time I seem to be regularly under 100.   

3. What do you love about golf?

  • Hitting a shot perfectly provides a sensation like no other.  I like walking on the course because it gives me an opportunity to slow down a bit.  When I’m in the right frame of mind - it’s relaxing.  On a superficial level, I like the clothing.  I love old golf clubs and bags. I am very interested in old course architecture.  I live in an area with many old country clubs and public courses and I am somewhat fascinated by how these places came about, and will change (or not) to suit changing tastes, economies etc.  I love figuring out the best shots on a particular hole/course given my ability and where I need to put the ball.  I’d rather have to go around a dog-leg and over some water for 190 yards rather than just rocket something 700 yards (which I don’t have a strong distance game anyways).    Finally, a bunch of strangers can converse about golf and other things when they are put together on a Sunday morning. (This can be a good or bad depending).  

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

  • I’m always led here by google searches, I saw a YouTube Tester video, then watched a “No Putts Given” YouTube episode. I do not know other Spies, but would be interested in getting acquainted with others in the Philadelphia area.  

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

  • Philadelphia PA.  I don’t currently have a membership anywhere so I play public’s.  The course that is closest to me is FDR in south philadelphia.  A bit tattered, but it’s 6 minutes from home, so tends to be my default after-work course.  Bala is the closest private club, but since I play primarily after work. - traveling there in rush hour traffic seems counterintuitive to the many reasons I play.  There is a NJ muni called Pennsauken that I like - it’s proximity to my home is reasonable.  I also play a bit on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. Blue Heron, Hog Neck, etc.  I try to avoid weekend play because the crowds and the pace of play tend to diminish the experience for me.  There are many public courses in the Philadelphia area and I am very lucky to have a long list of choices.   I’d be interested in where other local Spies play.   

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

  • best: choices/variety/abundance/historically significant designs/long season/large community of golf enthusiasts 
  • worst: economic forces closing clubs/crowds/

7: What do you do for a living?

  • I work to live, not live to work, so for funding my living I make my way as a Heathcare Information Services Clinical Systems Analyst.  Basically, I work while thinking about retiring and playing golf and sailing.  

8. How’d you pick your user name?

  • My first snowboard was a Sims, and my name is Jim and they rhyme, and 215 was my Bell Telephone area code - for those that remember phones that were attached to walls 😎.  SimsJim215

a pleasure to be here!  Thanks.  

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On 6/24/2019 at 11:31 PM, tchat07 said:

July 27/28 would be best for me I'll actually be visiting Delaware that weekend so I'm sure I'd be closer to the action then good ol Frederick.

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On 7/4/2019 at 10:59 PM, ballplayer002003 said:

July 27th for me but that's not a definite.  I just got back from Jamaica tonight, then in a week and a half I am heading down to Pinehurst so I am not sure of the 27th.  August would be better for me personally, but don't let that stop you!  My vote would be Bulle Rock if it's only $10 bucks more, however Bulle Rock is a much harder course then White Clay Creek.  Just my two cents.

 

19 hours ago, PAgolfer2017 said:

I know i'm a little late to this discussion but I'd be out for the 27/28. We leave for Boston the night of the 25th then up to Maine after that. 

Ok, I'm thinking maybe looking at Aug 3/4 as time is slipping away and creeping up on me.  But toally open to most anything. 

3 hours ago, Simsjim said:

Hi all;

After lurking for a while and having google searches always bring me here, I’ve decided to sign up and see if I can offer even a sliver of the community , opinion, and insight that I have passively benefited from in my travels here.  

So, the questionnaire:

1. How long have you been playing golf?

  • Started chip n putt as a teen, then weed and other pastimes took priority.  Fast forward to late 20’s picked up playing again briefly - hacking with no lessons.  Then nothing for about 15 years.  Then about 3 years ago picked it up seriously again with lessons, driving range visits, etc.  I think that’s when i really had a desire to improve.  

2. What’s your handicap or normal score?

  • not official, but according to apps -  20 handicap.  Normal score varies  between low 90s and 100s.  This year, for the first time I seem to be regularly under 100.   

3. What do you love about golf?

  • Hitting a shot perfectly provides a sensation like no other.  I like walking on the course because it gives me an opportunity to slow down a bit.  When I’m in the right frame of mind - it’s relaxing.  On a superficial level, I like the clothing.  I love old golf clubs and bags. I am very interested in old course architecture.  I live in an area with many old country clubs and public courses and I am somewhat fascinated by how these places came about, and will change (or not) to suit changing tastes, economies etc.  I love figuring out the best shots on a particular hole/course given my ability and where I need to put the ball.  I’d rather have to go around a dog-leg and over some water for 190 yards rather than just rocket something 700 yards (which I don’t have a strong distance game anyways).    Finally, a bunch of strangers can converse about golf and other things when they are put together on a Sunday morning. (This can be a good or bad depending).  

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

  • I’m always led here by google searches, I saw a YouTube Tester video, then watched a “No Putts Given” YouTube episode. I do not know other Spies, but would be interested in getting acquainted with others in the Philadelphia area.  

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

  • Philadelphia PA.  I don’t currently have a membership anywhere so I play public’s.  The course that is closest to me is FDR in south philadelphia.  A bit tattered, but it’s 6 minutes from home, so tends to be my default after-work course.  Bala is the closest private club, but since I play primarily after work. - traveling there in rush hour traffic seems counterintuitive to the many reasons I play.  There is a NJ muni called Pennsauken that I like - it’s proximity to my home is reasonable.  I also play a bit on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. Blue Heron, Hog Neck, etc.  I try to avoid weekend play because the crowds and the pace of play tend to diminish the experience for me.  There are many public courses in the Philadelphia area and I am very lucky to have a long list of choices.   I’d be interested in where other local Spies play.   

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

  • best: choices/variety/abundance/historically significant designs/long season/large community of golf enthusiasts 
  • worst: economic forces closing clubs/crowds/

7: What do you do for a living?

  • I work to live, not live to work, so for funding my living I make my way as a Heathcare Information Services Clinical Systems Analyst.  Basically, I work while thinking about retiring and playing golf and sailing.  

8. How’d you pick your user name?

  • My first snowboard was a Sims, and my name is Jim and they rhyme, and 215 was my Bell Telephone area code - for those that remember phones that were attached to walls 😎.  SimsJim215

a pleasure to be here!  Thanks.  

Welcome!   Great post and info.   glad you decided to jump in and join us. 

Hope to see you around the forums, lots of great conversation going on with lots of topics. 

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2 hours ago, Golfspy_CG2 said:

Ok, I'm thinking maybe looking at Aug 3/4 as time is slipping away and creeping up on me.  But toally open to most anything. 

Hi.  I was thinking about of day of golf on 08/04 to celebrate my b-day.  Could be a good mixer.  LOL.

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2 hours ago, Simsjim said:

Hi.  I was thinking about of day of golf on 08/04 to celebrate my b-day.  Could be a good mixer.  LOL.

Golf on your birthday is always a great way to spend it!   We'll keep an eye on that date!

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I won't be able to make any of those dates. Could probably do July 20 but I'll bet that's too quick of a turnaround. Could also try for 3/4 August. The earlier a date could be set, the better for SWMBO. 

 

But also, no need to plan around me. If you guys get something together on another day, have fun!!

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Delaware is just too far for me but I would love to get to get her with some guys and play. It’s tough to have a consistent group with my schedule


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3 hours ago, GolfSpy STUDque said:

I won't be able to make any of those dates. Could probably do July 20 but I'll bet that's too quick of a turnaround. Could also try for 3/4 August. The earlier a date could be set, the better for SWMBO. 

 

But also, no need to plan around me. If you guys get something together on another day, have fun!!

Yeah, i mentioned above 8/3 or 8/4 could work. 

So lets get a room temperature on either of those dates from everybody. 

 

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I’m out for 8/3 or 8/4. Sons birthday weekend. Means no fun for me.

I’d be down for a fall classic in September/October...??

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July 27 & 28 are out for me since I'm in a bowling tournament both days. August is tough due to my youngest daughter and her husband are expecting their first child around August 11th. I like the idea of September.

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  1. I have been playing golf since I was in Jr. High, about 82. Mom signed my brothers and I up for the youth program at South Hills Golf Club in Hanover, Pa. I currently play in a Monday night 2 man league in which my handicap fluctuates between 5-7 for nine.

  2. Every round provides for opportunity to improve. Much like life there are frustrations but every round there is always those shots, you know the 30 footer, or the amazing approach shot, just like life when things work out like you you know, your kids born, every anniversary, you get the raise you deserve..... you get the idea.

  3. I know nothing, or no one I saw an ad and checked it out.

  4. York, Pa.  I play mostly at Briarwood Golf Club 

  5. We have alot of courses within an hour drive a bet 50 or more prices are reasonable.

  6. I Teach. 

  7. Name of a song from a band I listened to when I was younger.

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  1. I have been playing golf since I was in Jr. High, about 82. Mom signed my brothers and I up for the youth program at South Hills Golf Club in Hanover, Pa. I currently play in a Monday night 2 man league in which my handicap fluctuates between 5-7 for nine.

  2. Every round provides for opportunity to improve. Much like life there are frustrations but every round there is always those shots, you know the 30 footer, or the amazing approach shot, just like life when things work out like you you know, your kids born, every anniversary, you get the raise you deserve..... you get the idea.

  3. I know nothing, or no one I saw an ad and checked it out.

  4. York, Pa.  I play mostly at Briarwood Golf Club 

  5. We have alot of courses within an hour drive a bet 50 or more prices are reasonable.

  6. I Teach. 

  7. Name of a song from a band I listened to when I was younger.



Welcome!! I’m about a 35 minute trip from you on I-83. I play a lot in the York area and occasionally get up to Briarwood or The Bridges. Welcome to MGS!


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  1. I have been playing golf since I was in Jr. High, about 82. Mom signed my brothers and I up for the youth program at South Hills Golf Club in Hanover, Pa. I currently play in a Monday night 2 man league in which my handicap fluctuates between 5-7 for nine.

  2. Every round provides for opportunity to improve. Much like life there are frustrations but every round there is always those shots, you know the 30 footer, or the amazing approach shot, just like life when things work out like you you know, your kids born, every anniversary, you get the raise you deserve..... you get the idea.

  3. I know nothing, or no one I saw an ad and checked it out.

  4. York, Pa.  I play mostly at Briarwood Golf Club 

  5. We have alot of courses within an hour drive a bet 50 or more prices are reasonable.

  6. I Teach. 

  7. Name of a song from a band I listened to when I was younger.



What/where do you teach?


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A few weeks and weekends in Sep and Oct are out too. I’ll play in January if it’s open.

 

I vote for OC. Selfishly so I can bring the fam.

 

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On 7/12/2019 at 3:19 PM, tchat07 said:

No way I went to Tuscarora

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Awesome. I graduated 2010, played lacrosse and hockey. I'm no longer there, but go back for the Frederick Fair every once in a while!

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Awesome. I graduated 2010, played lacrosse and hockey. I'm no longer there, but go back for the Frederick Fair every once in a while!
Haha small world for sure I had gotten out but it sucked me right back in. What courses did you play around here?

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20 hours ago, tchat07 said:

Haha small world for sure I had gotten out but it sucked me right back in. What courses did you play around here?

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It's been a long time since I've played in Frederick, but generally I would play Glade Valley or sneak on to Holly Hills for a few holes

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