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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 old enough to swing a club.  I don't get to play as much as I once did and my recent play certainly reflects that.  I'm currently a 6.4 handicap, but I've joined a club and hope to play more this year to get that back down.

  2. What do you love about golf?
    --I love that the only person affecting the outcome is yourself.  Golf is the ultimate test--just you versus the course.  

  3. What brings you to MyGolfSpy? Do you already know any other Spies?"
    --I've enjoyed reading the reviews and tests that MGS posts.  Its been a great resource for choosing new equipment and bypassing the standard manufacturer hype.

  4. Where are you from? What is your home course?
    --Asheville, NC but playing out of the Virginian in Bristol, VA.

  5. What are the best and worst things about golf in your region?
    --The public courses in Asheville are sub-par (pun intended). There are several great private courses in and around the area, but most of them are out of my reach.

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Hello everyone, my name is Tanner and I am currently finishing up my business management degree at The University of Alabama at Birmingham. I have been playing golf on and off for about 10 years now.

Hello Fellow Spies. I'm not new to the site, but this the first time I've posted to this thread. I usually go to other threads to read and comment. I've been playing for 55 years. I didn't really take

Hi everyone, very much looking forward to conversing with the groups, my quick responses to the initial forum questions are below: How long have you been playing golf? What’s your handicap

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  1. How long have you been playing golf? What’s your handicap or normal score? I've been playing since the beginning of 2018. My normal score is 85-88 at my local course. 

  2. What do you love about golf? It's just fun. 

  3. What brings you to MyGolfSpy? Do you already know any other Spies? Seems like an interesting forum. I do not know anyone else on this forum. 

  4. Where are you from? What is your home course? Palm Beach, FL and my course is Abacoa Golf Course

  5. What are the best and worst things about golf in your region? Best is you can golf pretty much all year. Worst is, in the summer it gets a bit too hot and in the winter the snow birds act like they owe the place.  

  6. What do you do for a living? Account. 

  7. How’d you pick your user name? It's simply, I'm from South Florida and I'm a golfer. 

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Using Wilson Staff Driver: Triton, Powerbilt 3W/5W, Tour Edge CVX129 4Hybrid, Irons 5-PW Wilson Staff D-7,Hogan wedges 49/53/57 & Tommy Armour Impact putter.

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On 2/11/2019 at 5:25 PM, GolfSpy MPR said:

MGS New Member Introduction: Southeast Region

Kentucky, Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, Alabama, Georgia, Florida

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? I learned the game as a caddie in 1965. I have been playing ever since.

  2. What’s your handicap or normal score? Right now I am a 13.3 index. I have been as low as 3 ( when I was young) and as high as 18.

  3. What do you love about golf? Just about everything. The constant test of yourself against yourself. The challenges of the different courses. The way the game evolves over time and the history.

  4. What brings you to MyGolfSpy? I have been reading it for the past year.

  5. Do you already know any other Spies?No.

  6. Where are you from? Tampa, FL What is your home course? Tampa Palms Golf & Country Club.

  7. What are the best and worst things about golf in your region? The soggy course condition during the summer and the overcrowded conditions during the winter are the worst things. The ability to play year round is absolutely the best.

  8. What do you do for a living? Retired but I was an educator for 40 years.

  9. How’d you pick your user name? I like James Bond and he folded in Goldfinger.

 

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Hello Fellow Spyders!

I'm just a guy who never thought I'd fall so hard for anything that didn't have a body like my devil cheerleader/Avatar...    Played every sport but mostly baseball and professional men's softball up until too many times throwing a wet ball from the outfield led to shoulder reconstruction.  Actually used golf at a local muni to rehab my shoulder range of motion and the love affair continues twenty some years later...

Driver:  Callaway Rogue SZ Proj. X Even Flow 6.0

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Hyb:      Titleist 816 H1 motore Tour Spec S

4-PW:   Mizuno MP20 HMB TT AMT white S

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60*:       Mizuno T20

  1. How long have you been playing golf? 26 years  What’s your handicap or normal score? Index is 5.8

  2. What do you love about golf? Golf is the  purest and most rewarding individual sport when properly executed and the most miserable and awful one swing later.  The concentration and focus required while still being relaxed is the greatest escape aside from flying down a black diamond run with the fear of dismemberment riding on your shoulder.

  3. What brings you to MyGolfSpy? Do you already know any other Spies?  Love the unbiased views on equipment and the fresh takes on topics of interest.  I spend plenty of time and money on this "hobby" and like the information and opinions of the reviewers.  Always check GS before making buys.

  4. Where are you from? Live in South Florida.  My home course is Bonaventure Country Club, a muni where I may or may not be the Club Champ...(I am)

  5. What are the best and worst things about golf in your region? Best is that you can golf year round in awesome weather.  Worst, there is no worst.  I live in SoFla.,  palm trees and swimming pools!

  6. What do you do for a living? I'm a lawyer but don't hold that against me.

  7. How’d you pick your user name? It's my name  and some numbers my wife and I appreciate.  The Avatar is a better question.  Who doesn't love a devil cheerleader repping your Initial???

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On 3/27/2020 at 3:53 PM, jlbarbour said:
  1. How long have you been playing golf? What’s your handicap or normal score? I’ve been playing golf now for about a year so I guess I’m pretty new at it. I’m currently playing off a handicap of 14.

  2. What do you love about golf? I love the challenge of golf. There’s not a lot of forgiveness and it takes a ton of practice to actually be good. I played all kinds of sports growing up but as I got older and my body couldn’t keep up with more joint stressing sports, I took up golf. Golf also allows me to spend quality time with my father which you can never get enough of.

  3. What brings you to MyGolfSpy? Do you already know any other Spies? I found MyGolfSpy through researching of clubs and golf balls. I’m sure I know another spy but I don’t actually know of any.

  4. Where are you from? What is your home course? I am from Raleigh, NC and my home course is either Lonnie Poole at NC State or Reedy Creek.

  5. What are the best and worst things about golf in your region? Best: The sheer number of public courses available. There’s so many good public courses around that are highly maintained and extremely nice. Worst: slow play haha...but I think that exists everywhere 

  6. What do you do for a living? I work in pharmaceutical manufacturing at a company called Novo Nordisk. 

  7.  How’d you pick your user name? It’s my first 2 initials and my last name.

I live about 3 hours east of Raleigh in Elizabeth City. Wanting to come over that way for a golf weekend. I see what you said your home courses are, but what courses would you recommend an out of towner coming into town and playing?

Elizabeth City, North Carolina

Right Handed

Handicap: 18

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Irons: Mizuno JPX 919 Hot Metals / KBS C-Taper Shafts Regular

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On 2/11/2020 at 9:56 AM, Mugsy101 said:
  1. How long have you been playing golf? What’s your handicap or normal score?  I've just been playing 2 years now, my normal scores are 90-93, and my Handicap is around 18-19.

  2. What do you love about golf?  I love getting out, meeting new people, having fun despite those few bad shots, and how challenging the game is.

  3. What brings you to MyGolfSpy? Do you already know any other Spies?  I've seen several post show up on my FB feed and was encouraged to check the site out after going and having a club fitting for new irons with Bob Vansweden.

  4. Where are you from? What is your home course?  I live in clearwater, florida, my home course is Wentworth golf club in Tarpon Springs.  But I'm always looking and trying to play at new courses.

  5. What are the best and worst things about golf in your region?  The best thing is year round golf and plenty of quality courses within a 15-30 minute drive, as well as good practice facilities near me.  The worst thing is when the snow birds come down, they fill up the course and play extremely slow and don't care about other golfers on the course.  This includes not filling divots and repairing greens.

  6. What do you do for a living? I'm in sales in the mortgage business.

  7. How’d you pick your user name?  Muggsy Bogues

I lived in the Clearwater/St Pete area for about 8 years. Absolutely no place like it in my opinion. Love it down there. 

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Elizabeth City, North Carolina

Right Handed

Handicap: 18

Driver: Taylor Made Sim MAX D-type 9.5 / VA composites Vylyn Shaft 65G Stiff

Irons: Mizuno JPX 919 Hot Metals / KBS C-Taper Shafts Regular

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On 3/29/2020 at 11:58 PM, boberamos said:
  1. Where are you from? What is your home course? --Asheville, NC but playing out of the Virginian in Bristol, VA.

You ever check out Burger Bar in Bristol, VA? They make the best burgers in the area. I highly recommend the Oh My Cheese (patty between two grilled cheese sandiwches) and the parm fries or sweet potato fries if you're feeling indulgent.

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3 hours ago, MALyons31 said:

I live about 3 hours east of Raleigh in Elizabeth City. Wanting to come over that way for a golf weekend. I see what you said your home courses are, but what courses would you recommend an out of towner coming into town and playing?

If I had to recommend 1 course, it would definitely be Lonnie Poole at NC State. It’s an Arnold Palmer designed course (last one he ever designed actually). It’s a bit expensive but totally worth it. 
 

A few other good ones in the area are The Neuse (20 minutes east of Raleigh), Pine Hollow (15 minutes east of Raleigh), and Falls Village (15 minutes west of Raleigh). Falls Village went through an ownership change and redid all greens, tee boxes, and bunkers. It’s a beautiful course, so don’t pay attention to the old bad reviews (picture of their scenic par 5 below)541BAAE0-1592-4F23-919B-B9D025277E0C.thumb.jpeg.f43b2a6cb58cbf73133adda14e298d77.jpeg

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On 2/11/2019 at 5:25 PM, GolfSpy MPR said:

MGS New Member Introduction: Southeast Region

Kentucky, Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, Alabama, Georgia, Florida

  1. How long have you been playing golf? What’s your handicap or normal score? I've been playing for about 30 years and p,at to a 3.1 handicap.

  2. What do you love about golf? The challenge and being out on a beautiful golf course. Nothing better than green grass, blue sky, and fresh air.

  3. What brings you to MyGolfSpy? Do you already know any other Spies? I've been around a while but mostly read all the equipment reviews. 

  4. Where are you from? What is your home course? From Greeneville TN and my home course is Link Hills CC.

  5. What are the best and worst things about golf in your region? Courses are generally  hilly and great views. Worst thing are the sand traps are not generally a good quality sand. NOTHE east TN has a lot of red clay in the soil. So traps are generally a dirt trap with hard pan.

  6. What do you do for a living? Regional Sales Manager

  7. How’d you pick your user name? I just stated the obvious! Have a 100 yard hole at the house, simulator in the basement. Love to play and read about golf.

 

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3 Wood, TaylorMade SLDR 17*  R Flex

5 Wood, TaylorMade SLDR 19* R Flex

Hybrid, Cobra Amp 24* R Flex

Irons, Sub 70 699 Pro's S Flex (5 - AW)

Wedges, Cleveland CBX 56* & 60*

Putter, Odyssey Marksman Fang 35"

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  Although I have been a member since 2015, I unfortunately have not participated in the forums.  At 78 yrs old I have been playing for approx. 60 yrs and carry a hdcp in the low teens.  Have also moved up to a forward tee box playing 5500 yds.

  As others have said, MGS is the Consumer Reports of golf and the info provided is truly amazing.  Always look forward to their reports and Always rely on them.

I am retired and live in Anderson SC and play at the Walker Course T Clemson Univ.  The best thing about golf in my area is year round play, the worst is the heat /humidity in JulyAugust.

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On 2/11/2019 at 5:25 PM, GolfSpy MPR said:
  • How long have you been playing golf? owned a set of clubs since 1972, played a little in high school and about 5 times from 1974-2018. Since Retiring in 2018, I played two-three rounds a week. 
    What’s your handicap or normal score? 19

  • What do you love about golf? Playing with friends and my two grandsons and how the playing is never the same. 

  • What brings you to MyGolfSpy?  I saw a post on Twitter and decided that during this Covid-19 pandemic I would checkout this socially distancing friendly forum 😉
     Do you already know any other Spies? Not sure  

  • Where are you from? N.C. What is your home course? Landolakes Golf Course, Whiteville, NC

  • What are the best and worst things about golf in your region? Best- Climate..not too many days we can’t play year round. Worst- Extreme heat and humidity for me is worse than our “cold” conditions. The Humid heat just rings me out and takes me longer to physically recover.

  • What do you do for a living? Retired public school educator  

  • How’d you pick your user name? I just my name, problly not the best idea. Maybe I should change it to something more “forumish”.   

 

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  • How long have you been playing golf? I’ve been playing since my sophomore year in college. 
    What’s your handicap or normal score? Been as low as a 9. Normal score is high 80’s.

  • What do you love about golf? I fell in love with the game in college after I got injured playing football. I stayed on as a coach and didn’t totally realize how lucky I was playing relatively free golf and having a preferred tee-time.   

  • What brings you to MyGolfSpy?  I have been coming to this site a lot for as long as I can remember. I love new golf tech. I have been into this stuff since I read my 1st Hotlist.
    Do you already know any other Spies? No

  • Where are you from? I am in Bradenton Fl now. 
    What is your home course? Homeless

  • What are the best and worst things about golf in your region? The best is the # of courses. The worst is the good rates sometimes price me out in the winter.

  • What do you do for a living? High School teacher and Head Football Coach.

  • How’d you pick your user name? Student ID in college.

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21 hours ago, Stanrock22 said:

Warren from Ga. 10 handicap. Glad to be involved.

If you don't mind me asking, where in Ga.?

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23 hours ago, Stanrock22 said:

Warren from Ga. 10 handicap. Glad to be involved.

Welcome aboard!  Go Dawgs!

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Woods - :callaway-small:   Mavrik 3 Wood & Epic Flash  Heavenwood
Hybrid - :callaway-small:   Epic Flash 4H
Irons - :callaway-small:   Rogue X 5 - AW
Wedges -  :cleveland-small:  CBX2 54* & 58*
Putter -   :EVNROLL: ER2
Rangefinder - Bushnell Pro XE
Ball - :Snell: MTB-X

Bag -  2020 Bag Boy Chiller Cart Bag

Check out my 2020 Bag Boy Chiller Cart Bag Review here  

 

 

 

 

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Good day all!

  1. How long have you been playing golf?  16 years What’s your handicap or normal score? 14

  2. What do you love about golf? People, it’s challenging and fun  

  3. What brings you to MyGolfSpy? I’ve been following on YouTube and other forms of media. Do you already know any other Spies?  No

  4. Where are you from? Fayetteville, NC What is your home course? Fort Bragg

  5. What are the best and worst things about golf in your region? Plenty of golf!!!  Restrictions from COVID crisis

  6. What do you do for a living? Career Advisor 

  7. How’d you pick your user name? Kept it simple

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  1. How long have you been playing golf? What’s your handicap or normal scores?                          Hello my name is Ryan, I have only been playing golf for 2 3/4 years but have worked really hard on my game and with my coach to get down to a 5.3 handicap.

  2. What do you love about golf?                                I love 2 big things about golf, 1 that it brings people together, and you get to spend time with other that you otherwise wouldn't get to. Also I love that golf is so much different from any other sport over ever participated in. A level head and good attitude will yeild the best results, whereas everything else I've ever done is so emotionally driven. 

  3. What brings you to MyGolfSpy? Do you already know any other Spies?                             Really got hooked after seeing the mgs ball test last year. Still play the Snell mtb x

  4. Where are you from? What is your home course?                                                                     I live in Pensacola Florida and am a member at scenic hill country club

  5. What are the best and worst things about golf in your region?                                                         Pensacola is mostly cheap golf but not very nice courses

  6. What do you do for a living?                                  I am a gym owner and actually train some very talented golfers

  7. How’d you pick your user name?                          Some username over had for everything since I was a kid lol

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On 3/28/2020 at 1:16 PM, DamYankinGA said:
  1. How long have you been playing golf? I got started golfing when I was 11 with an old set of clubs sitting in the basement. I guess that makes it 38 years What’s your handicap or normal score? 14

  2. What do you love about golf?  I love the competition against yourself and being outdoors.

  3. What brings you to MyGolfSpy? I decided to get really serious and invest in quality equipment. Do you already know any other Spies? Not yet

  4. Where are you from? Originally from Wisconsin but now living in the promised land just outside Augusta, GA What is your home course?  Rocky Branch Golf Course

  5. What are the best and worst things about golf in your region?  Being originally from Wisconsin, I love that I can golf year round but it sure gets hot in August  

  6. What do you do for a living? Senior Reactor Operator

  7. How’d you pick your user name?  It was recently explained to me what the difference is between a yankee and a dam yankee.  And I are one. 

Welcome aboard and you will no doubt love it in your area.  I lived in Augusta for 13 years and enjoyed that location!

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Tommy Armour 845 MAX 5 - GW Irons
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Wilson Harmonized Chipper 32 Degrees
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