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  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?

Hello, MyGolfSpy!  My name is Michael Kussoff and I am a golf professional, researcher, and instructor here in Philadelphia.  I specialize in the full swing and my business - Anchors and Angles Golf - is based off of an independent study I did on the impact positions of World Long Drive competitors in their most successful attempts in competition.  I have been playing golf for about 20 years and graduated from Penn State's PGA Golf management program in 2016.  I participated in postgraduate studies through Penn State as well, researching the Biomechanics of Golf.  I have been in the golf industry for 12 years and my most notable work experience in the private golf industry was at Shinnecock Hills and Fishers Island Club in Fishers Island, NY.  I completed my final internship at Shinnecock Hills and was a golf professional at Fishers Island.  I have also competed in bodybuilding at a national level at the 2015 Europa Bodybuilding show in Atlantic City, NJ while I was on my internship at Hidden Creek Golf Club.  I have also begun a research collaboration with Mike Mann of Python Optics in Salt Lake City, UT- where we tested rhythmic breathing patterns and the effect they had on focus of the eye (using Optical Tracking Technology) under stressful vs. non-stressful situations.  

 

1. I have been playing golf for 20 years and I am a scratch golfer.

2. I love golf period.  It has taken me places I would have never dreamed as a child and has made me the man I am today.  Golf defines me and I am so grateful for it.

3. I wanted to join MyGolfSpy to absorb more profound and truthful content outside the realm of social media as I find myself absorbing less intelligent golf content there.  I do not know other spies yet.

4. I am from Honesdale, PA - Home of 1959 Masters Champion - Art Wall Jr. I also grew up playing at Honesdale Golf Club which is a 9-hole semi-private course.

5. The best thing about golf in the Philadelphia area is the abundance of quality golf, but I feel as though some of the courses have the same characteristics.

6. I am a golf instructor, researcher, and professional that is getting involved in a few businesses on the side as well.

7. Coach Koose - A lot of my friends call me "Koose" which is derived from a mispronunciation of my last name "Kuh-ssoff" which is spoken as "Koo-ssoff" quite frequently.  I don't mind either way and I have a lot of other nicknames anyway! 

I am excited to see what the future holds here at MyGolfSpy and look forward to learning all that I can.

I wanted to provide some initial value as a thank you - so I built a Focus training tool that is a video for training quiet eye time and your breathing patterns while you putt.  I have attached a picture of the frames of the tool to this message so you have a better idea of how it can be used and it can be found at:

 

Best Wishes,

Michael Kussoff

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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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4 hours ago, CoachKoose said:
  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?

Hello, MyGolfSpy!  My name is Michael Kussoff and I am a golf professional, researcher, and instructor here in Philadelphia.  I specialize in the full swing and my business - Anchors and Angles Golf - is based off of an independent study I did on the impact positions of World Long Drive competitors in their most successful attempts in competition.  I have been playing golf for about 20 years and graduated from Penn State's PGA Golf management program in 2016.  I participated in postgraduate studies through Penn State as well, researching the Biomechanics of Golf.  I have been in the golf industry for 12 years and my most notable work experience in the private golf industry was at Shinnecock Hills and Fishers Island Club in Fishers Island, NY.  I completed my final internship at Shinnecock Hills and was a golf professional at Fishers Island.  I have also competed in bodybuilding at a national level at the 2015 Europa Bodybuilding show in Atlantic City, NJ while I was on my internship at Hidden Creek Golf Club.  I have also begun a research collaboration with Mike Mann of Python Optics in Salt Lake City, UT- where we tested rhythmic breathing patterns and the effect they had on focus of the eye (using Optical Tracking Technology) under stressful vs. non-stressful situations.  

 

1. I have been playing golf for 20 years and I am a scratch golfer.

2. I love golf period.  It has taken me places I would have never dreamed as a child and has made me the man I am today.  Golf defines me and I am so grateful for it.

3. I wanted to join MyGolfSpy to absorb more profound and truthful content outside the realm of social media as I find myself absorbing less intelligent golf content there.  I do not know other spies yet.

4. I am from Honesdale, PA - Home of 1959 Masters Champion - Art Wall Jr. I also grew up playing at Honesdale Golf Club which is a 9-hole semi-private course.

5. The best thing about golf in the Philadelphia area is the abundance of quality golf, but I feel as though some of the courses have the same characteristics.

6. I am a golf instructor, researcher, and professional that is getting involved in a few businesses on the side as well.

7. Coach Koose - A lot of my friends call me "Koose" which is derived from a mispronunciation of my last name "Kuh-ssoff" which is spoken as "Koo-ssoff" quite frequently.  I don't mind either way and I have a lot of other nicknames anyway! 

I am excited to see what the future holds here at MyGolfSpy and look forward to learning all that I can.

I wanted to provide some initial value as a thank you - so I built a Focus training tool that is a video for training quiet eye time and your breathing patterns while you putt.  I have attached a picture of the frames of the tool to this message so you have a better idea of how it can be used and it can be found at:

 

Best Wishes,

Michael Kussoff

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Welcome!  It is always nice to get new members.  You will find the content here is unmatched.  I am in Delaware so not too far from you.  We are trying to set up a group golf day in the near future so stay tuned!  I would love to hear more about your research.

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3 Wood:  :titelist-small: 917 w/ Diamana Whiteboard stiff

5 Wood : :callaway-small: Epic Flash 18* Hzdrs Smoke stiff

4 Hybrid: :callaway-small:  Apex w/Kuro Kage stiff

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Fairways  :titelist-small: HZRDUS Smoke 13.5*

Driving Iron:  :titelist-small: U500 17* UST V2

Irons  :titelist-small: T300 4 & 5 iron, T200 6 - W Project X Catalyst 100cw

Wedges  :vokey-small: SM7 48*, 52*, 56*

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  1. How long have you been playing golf? I've owned clubs for about 10 years but only really got into playing the last 2 since I joined a club. What’s your handicap or normal score? 19.4 Index (down from a 34 2 years ago)

  2. What do you love about golf? Everything.  It's challenging, fun, great for meeting people.

  3. What brings you to MyGolfSpy? Read numerous articles and reviews and love it. Do you already know any other Spies? No.

  4. Where are you from? Mahopac, New York What is your home course? Mahopac Golf Club

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

  6. What do you do for a living? Insurance Agent

  7. How’d you pick your user name? Its my name.

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6 minutes ago, Patrick Kohlman said:
  1. How long have you been playing golf? I've owned clubs for about 10 years but only really got into playing the last 2 since I joined a club. What’s your handicap or normal score? 19.4 Index (down from a 34 2 years ago)

  2. What do you love about golf? Everything.  It's challenging, fun, great for meeting people.

  3. What brings you to MyGolfSpy? Read numerous articles and reviews and love it. Do you already know any other Spies? No.

  4. Where are you from? Mahopac, New York What is your home course? Mahopac Golf Club

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

  6. What do you do for a living? Insurance Agent

  7. How’d you pick your user name? Its my name.

Welcome!

 

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Driver: :cobra-small: F8 9.5° Project X Even Flow Blue 65g shaft 

Fairway Woods: :cobra-small: F8 3W Project X Even Flow Blue 75g shaft

Fairway Woods: :cobra-small: F8 5W Project X Even Flow Blue 75g shaft

Hybrid: :titelist-small: 816H2 19°

Irons: :mizuno-small: MP-20 SEL Project X 5.5 shafts 5-PW

           :mizuno-small: MP-20 HMB Project X 5.5 shaft 4 Iron

Wedge: :cleveland-small: Tour Satin RTX 4 Wedges in 52° and 56° 2 Dot

Putter: :nevercompromise-small: Gray Matter TDP 2.2 32.75"

Bag: :1590477705_SunMountain: Three 5

Ball:  :srixon-small: Z*Star

RangeFinder:918457628_PrecisionPro: NX7 Pro

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Hey all, my name is Mike and I'm new to the forum, but not at all new to consuming MyGolfSpy content or the game of golf.  I'm 52 and still hanging onto a single digit handicap (barely).  I've been playing since my mid-teens and have loved the game since the first swing.  I've dedicated a lot of time to playing and understanding the game, which led me to my interest in golf equipment itself.  So much so that back in 2003 I wrote to Golf Magazine, who then IMO had the best and most comprehensive club testing series available to regular people, as written by regular people, to ask how to become a tester.  After numerous written "interviews" and 3 in-person "mini-tests", I was eventually welcomed into what was a very special brotherhood of a select few true equipment junkies.  Through that program my knowledge and understanding of equipment grew, and my curiosity and desire to continue learning lives on.  It is that desire to continue my education and knowledge base that led me to MyGolfSpy.  I have been a fan since the early days and though I've watched and read countless hours of content, never joined the forums.  Not sure why.  Finally decided to get more involved, mainly because I have more time these days, and, why the heck not?  Should have done so long ago.

Anyway, I look forward to getting to know you all and it wouldn't suck to find some good folks in the DMV to get a round or two in with.

Would love to be considered as a club tester here as I truly enjoy the process and helping others, and love learning about new equipment, but if that never happens, so be it.  I also need to upgrade half my bag so having an opportunity to test drive some new bling would be an additional bonus!  Either way, I'm glad to be a part of this community.

In keeping with tradition, a little about me:

  1. How long have you been playing golf?  37 years What’s your handicap or normal score? 9 hcp

  2. What do you love about golf? - What's not to love about golf?  The personal challenge, good competition and most of all, the camaraderie.

  3. What brings you to MyGolfSpy? Do you already know any other Spies?  I'm here because I have a full appreciation for what MyGolfSpy does, and how it does it.  I do not know a spy but look forward to getting to know some members.

  4. Where are you from? What is your home course?  I'm in Maryland, originally from N.J.  I can't say I have a "home" course at the moment.  I've been a member at a few courses over the decades, but prefer to be a free agent so I can wander and play wherever I want, whenever I want.  I live near Lake Presidential so I play there more often as it's a convenient drive from home.

  5. What are the best and worst things about golf in your region?  For the most part, the DMV has a plethora of quality public courses to play, and an occasional round and Congressional doesn't suck (see pic in signature - I'm the fat dude), however getting in a round in under 5 hours can be a challenge, to say the least.  I prefer to play super early to get out before the hackers, err, "less experienced" crowd buggers up the course. 

  6. What do you do for a living?  I'm a senior director of ops for a high-end residential remodeling company.

  7. How’d you pick your user name?  It's a play on my last name.  Get to know me and I'll explain!

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Fairway Woods: Callaway X - Graffaloy Pro-Launch Blue (Stiff)
Hybrid: Sonartec MD 23 deg
Irons 4-GW: Mizuno JPX 919 Forged - Dynamic Gold S300 105g
Wedges: Cleveland CG10 52, 56, 60 
Putter: Scotty Cameron Newport 2 Te I3 Circa 1998 (Reconditioned by SC Custom Studio)
Putter: Odyssey EXO Seven S - Super Stroke Slim 3.0 - 34"
 

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

    • I've been playing golf since I was 12 years old. Golf was my father's passion, and introduced the game to me. He grew up playing, coached former pro John Rollins, and always stole his buddies' money out there. Played golf for my High School and got back into competitive golf after college. My handicap is a 6.5.

  2. What do you love about golf?

    • I love the constant pursuit of improvement. It is my way of staying competitive in "adulthood", and take all the lessons learned on the course into my everyday life. Golf has a way of humbling oneself real quick. 

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

    • I don't know any other Spies, but I would love to get to know some over a breakfast ball or two! I came to MGS because I went to the same University as Sam, and when I heard about the process of collecting unbiased data, I was hooked.

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

    • I am originally from Chesterfield, VA-- 25 min from Richmond. My home course is the The Golf Club at The Highlands in Chesterfield, VA.

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

    • Best: There is a huge selection of semi-private courses to play that are very different from one another.

    • Worst: The huge selection of semi-private courses can lead to pothole par 3 greens and hitting out of divots. 

  6. What do you do for a living?

    • I'm a Project Manager for a construction company. 

  7. How’d you pick your user name?
    • ¡Es mi nombre!

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3W: Taylormade M2 15^ 1 degree strong - S-Flex

3H: Taylormade M1 19^ 1 degree strong - S-Flex

4i-A: Taylormade P790 - True Temper Dynamic Gold S300

Wedges: Taylormade Hi-toe 54^ and 60^

Putter: Tommy Armour Impact 3

 

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Just a quick intro.. My name is josh and I'm a 40 yr old born and raised resident of Va Beach, Va. Been playing golf since I was about 10. Played a little college golf but for a myriad of reasons left college early (really early) and ended up giving up the game shortly after for a spell. Picked it back up probably 10 years ago and its been full steam ahead since. Golf is a funny game, hard to explain to others but its kind of more who you are then what you do. I'm currently down to a +.6 and basically play in all the Am and 2 man events in the area I can. Ive been a non-participating member here for a bit (generally contributing to another forum...) but wanted to get more active here. I've played and conversed with some of the people associated with MyGolfSpy and I really like the way they go about things and it's awesome that they are local (somewhat) to me. I play primarily out of VB National and work in Cyber. I am pretty blessed to have a flexible schedule and an office in close proximity to the course so i get to practice quite a bit. Although my 19 month old daughter generally has priority. As far as my username it was license plate in high school and it pretty much speaks for itself. If you dont believe me let tee it up haha. Cheers

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Hey all, 

Excited to get involved in the community: 

  • I have been playing since I was in eight grade. 
  • I love being outside and the feeling you get when you flush a shot just how you wanted to. 
  • I came to MGS because I was tired of trying to figure out the golf equipment world on my own and I believe this to be the most unbiased place for information. 
  • I currently reside in North Jersey and I play most of my rounds at Preakness Valley in Totawa, NJ. 
  • There are a lot of courses in the area that offer up different styles of play. The winters make it next to impossible to play. 
  • I work as a college administrator and adjunct professor. 
  • Username is just my name (Jason Smith). 
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Welcome to the recent members.  Glad to have you all on board and glad you're enjoyed the site. 

Having spent time at the other two major sites, I feel we have a great balance here.   Lots of very knowledgeable folks who will help answer any question they can in a very congenial Manor.  

We hope these regional subforum can help lead to some local/regional get togethers.  Ohio just did or has one coming up.   

The DMV area we have been trying all summer to have one, but still have hopes up for one before the season is over. 

 

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4 hours ago, Golfspy_CG2 said:

Welcome to the recent members.  Glad to have you all on board and glad you're enjoyed the site. 

Having spent time at the other two major sites, I feel we have a great balance here.   Lots of very knowledgeable folks who will help answer any question they can in a very congenial Manor.  

We hope these regional subforum can help lead to some local/regional get togethers.  Ohio just did or has one coming up.   

The DMV area we have been trying all summer to have one, but still have hopes up for one before the season is over. 

 

Thanks!

 

If that golf gathering ever comes together in the DMV, count me in!

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Fairway Woods: Callaway X - Graffaloy Pro-Launch Blue (Stiff)
Hybrid: Sonartec MD 23 deg
Irons 4-GW: Mizuno JPX 919 Forged - Dynamic Gold S300 105g
Wedges: Cleveland CG10 52, 56, 60 
Putter: Scotty Cameron Newport 2 Te I3 Circa 1998 (Reconditioned by SC Custom Studio)
Putter: Odyssey EXO Seven S - Super Stroke Slim 3.0 - 34"
 

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Hey I'm Anthony From NJ.  Happy to be here!

  1. Playing golf for 18 years and hover around a 9.

  2. I love everything about golf

  3. I check out this site and listen to the podcasts often, so I joined.

  4. From Neptune NJ, home course is any of the county courses.

  5. We have good golf here but its seasonal.

  6. Firefighter

  7. I think we know why I picked this name...

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Hey I'm Anthony From NJ.  Happy to be here!

  1. Playing golf for 18 years and hover around a 9.

  2. I love everything about golf

  3. I check out this site and listen to the podcasts often, so I joined.

  4. From Neptune NJ, home course is any of the county courses.

  5. We have good golf here but its seasonal.

  6. Firefighter

  7. I think we know why I picked this name...

Welcome, glad you are enjoying the podcast and blog and even more glad you joined the forum, feel free to jump in some of the great topics going on.

Thanks for your service!! 

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:ping-small: G410 Hybrid 26 degree Alta CB R Flex

:titelist-small: T100S/T200 Combo 5-7 T100S 8-P T200 TT Black Oynx R Flex

:titelist-small: SM7 54.08 F 58.12 K 

:scotty-small:  Phantom 5.5   35" 

:titelist-small: ProV1X Play number 12

 

 

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Fairway: :titelist-small: TS3 15* set  to 16.5* w/Project X Hzardous Smoke
Hybrids:  :titelist-small: 816H1 19* set at 18* w/KBS Tour Graphite Hybrid Prototype
                :titelist-small: 915H  21*  w/KBS Tour Graphite Hybrid Prototype
               :titelist-small: 915H 24*  w/KBS Tour Graphite Hybrid Prototype
Irons:      :honma:TR20V 6-11 w/Vizard TR20-85 Graphite
Wedge:  :cleveland-small: 588 54-14, 58-12
Putter:  :odyssey-small: Ten S      Backups:  :bobby-grace-1: 6330,   :EVNROLL: ER2.2,  

 

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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?

Good day to all, 

      I started playing golf at a young age, played high school golf and played collegially.  Then I took time away from the sport to focus on family life. Now I'm back at it and I feel good about my game again.  I can list all the benefits I get from the game both mind and body however the one that stands out as most fulfilling; Inner-Peace.  I work at Lords Valley Country Club and play at least five times a week. My normal score is 75-79 on a par 72. I work with another spy. The best and worst thing happen to be the same thing seasons!

Happy Golfing

 

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On 8/24/2019 at 2:56 PM, CoachKoose said:
  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?

Hello, MyGolfSpy!  My name is Michael Kussoff and I am a golf professional, researcher, and instructor here in Philadelphia.  I specialize in the full swing and my business - Anchors and Angles Golf - is based off of an independent study I did on the impact positions of World Long Drive competitors in their most successful attempts in competition.  I have been playing golf for about 20 years and graduated from Penn State's PGA Golf management program in 2016.  I participated in postgraduate studies through Penn State as well, researching the Biomechanics of Golf.  I have been in the golf industry for 12 years and my most notable work experience in the private golf industry was at Shinnecock Hills and Fishers Island Club in Fishers Island, NY.  I completed my final internship at Shinnecock Hills and was a golf professional at Fishers Island.  I have also competed in bodybuilding at a national level at the 2015 Europa Bodybuilding show in Atlantic City, NJ while I was on my internship at Hidden Creek Golf Club.  I have also begun a research collaboration with Mike Mann of Python Optics in Salt Lake City, UT- where we tested rhythmic breathing patterns and the effect they had on focus of the eye (using Optical Tracking Technology) under stressful vs. non-stressful situations.  

 

1. I have been playing golf for 20 years and I am a scratch golfer.

2. I love golf period.  It has taken me places I would have never dreamed as a child and has made me the man I am today.  Golf defines me and I am so grateful for it.

3. I wanted to join MyGolfSpy to absorb more profound and truthful content outside the realm of social media as I find myself absorbing less intelligent golf content there.  I do not know other spies yet.

4. I am from Honesdale, PA - Home of 1959 Masters Champion - Art Wall Jr. I also grew up playing at Honesdale Golf Club which is a 9-hole semi-private course.

5. The best thing about golf in the Philadelphia area is the abundance of quality golf, but I feel as though some of the courses have the same characteristics.

6. I am a golf instructor, researcher, and professional that is getting involved in a few businesses on the side as well.

7. Coach Koose - A lot of my friends call me "Koose" which is derived from a mispronunciation of my last name "Kuh-ssoff" which is spoken as "Koo-ssoff" quite frequently.  I don't mind either way and I have a lot of other nicknames anyway! 

I am excited to see what the future holds here at MyGolfSpy and look forward to learning all that I can.

I wanted to provide some initial value as a thank you - so I built a Focus training tool that is a video for training quiet eye time and your breathing patterns while you putt.  I have attached a picture of the frames of the tool to this message so you have a better idea of how it can be used and it can be found at:

 

Best Wishes,

Michael Kussoff

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Welcome Michael!  Wow, that's quite a resume and background you have.  Hope you stay active in the forum discussions and share some of your experiences.

:ping-small: G410 Plus, 9 Degree Driver | Official 2019 MGS Tester

:ping-small: G400 SFT, 16 Degree 3w

:ping-small: G400 SFT, 19 Degree 5w

:ping-small: G410 Irons 4-UW 

:ping-small: Glide 2.0 56 Degree SW   (removed from double secret probation 😍)

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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? Well, I played a bit in middle school, then into college became a once-a yearer. This year, I started playing a crazy amount (almost every weekend since about early August). Normal score for now is 95-105. I managed to drop an 80 though, after getting an eagle on a par 5. Couldn't believe that one...didn't have a birdie, yet I eagled a hole. 

  • What do you love about golf?  Getting outside with my friends and the constant challenge. With friends, the cheering for each other when someone has a fantastic shot, or drains a crazy long putt. 

  • What brings you to MyGolfSpy? Do you already know any other Spies? Data.  I love data, and being a cyclist as well knowing the pitfalls of heavy gear-based sports. Non biased data backing up the marketing speak helps.  I was referred here by a reader, but not sure if he's active on the forums. 

  • Where are you from? What is your home course?  Pittsburgh, PA.  Wouldn't say I have a home course, but I guess it's the Mt Lebanon muni course. I've played it by far the most. 

  • What are the best and worst things about golf in your region?  Golf, golf everywhere. SO many courses!  Worst? Hills HILLS EVERYWHERE

  • What do you do for a living?  Marketing for a large, regional, full service real estate company.

  • How’d you pick your user name? I've stuck with this since my college gave it to my as my email address. 

 

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  • 2 weeks later...

Those of you Spies that are up in the northern MD & southern PA area ... I'm playing Links at Gettysburg tomorrow morning at 8:45 if anyone wants to join up.  I haven't been out in a while & I have some balls to test out.  🙂

WITB:  Do I like Titleist or what? 

 

Driver:   :titelist-small:  TS2 9.5* UST ATTAS COOOL 

Fairways  :titelist-small: HZRDUS Smoke 13.5*

Driving Iron:  :titelist-small: U500 17* UST V2

Irons  :titelist-small: T300 4 & 5 iron, T200 6 - W Project X Catalyst 100cw

Wedges  :vokey-small: SM7 48*, 52*, 56*

Putter  :cameron-small:  Newport  

Ball  :titelist-small: 2020 AVX

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  1. How long have you been playing golf? 1973, when I was 16.  What’s your handicap or normal score? 10.3

  2. What do you love about golf?  I don't but can't stop

  3. What brings you to MyGolfSpy? Do you already know any other Spies? BIG STU=== HOF

  4. Where are you from? What is your home course? NJ / F. Byrne (C. Banks)

  5. What are the best and worst things about golf in your region?  Great classic designed courses, Tillinghast, Ross, Banks, worst: overpopulated. 

  6. What do you do for a living? push paper/emails

  7. How’d you pick your user name?  Y not.  it's a knock off of a famous user name. 

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