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Welcome aboard Kickinchickins, I came up to Myrtle Beach for 20+ years for a company tournament.  Lots of fine courses there, I have probably played 25 to 40 of them over the years and all were good to great.  You need to look up Big Stu on the board, he is a hoot and all around nice guy, he is a treasure trove of information about the area, especially about the courses.

 

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Irons -      Rogue ST MAX OS  5 - AW
Wedges -   Zipcore RTX 6 50°  CBX2   54* & 58*  

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Glad to have found this forum instead of something on social media!!!

My name is Jimmy and I live in North Central Florida. I started playing golf back around 1997 and managed to get to an 11 handicap when I lived in the Fort Myers area (undoubtedly because there is a course around every corner!) I took a break around 2006 and have rediscovered my love for golf this year. So I'm hitting it hard and have a goal of becoming a single digit golfer.

 

I've had Ping Eye2's in my bag for a couple of decades and have always loved them, but after hitting some other clubs, I have fallen in love with the new Hogan irons and woods. I will be making the switch as soon as they finish building them and ship them to me. Absolutely can't wait. In the mean time, I'm just practicing and playing as much as my job allows me to and for as long as the sun stays up 🙂

Jimmy

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On 5/20/2021 at 2:26 PM, GatorJimbo said:

Glad to have found this forum instead of something on social media!!!

My name is Jimmy and I live in North Central Florida. I started playing golf back around 1997 and managed to get to an 11 handicap when I lived in the Fort Myers area (undoubtedly because there is a course around every corner!) I took a break around 2006 and have rediscovered my love for golf this year. So I'm hitting it hard and have a goal of becoming a single digit golfer.

 

I've had Ping Eye2's in my bag for a couple of decades and have always loved them, but after hitting some other clubs, I have fallen in love with the new Hogan irons and woods. I will be making the switch as soon as they finish building them and ship them to me. Absolutely can't wait. In the mean time, I'm just practicing and playing as much as my job allows me to and for as long as the sun stays up 🙂

Glad to have you on board. Ping Eye 2's were the clubs back in the day and Ping makes some excellent clubs. I would look at getting some newer clubs and you will get to that single digit h/c soon.

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Hybrid: :titelist-small: TS3 - 19*, Hzrdus Smoke 6.0 Stiff
Irons: :titelist-small:  5 - PW T150, with Nippon Zelos 7 Reg, 4 iron - U505 with Project X HZRDUS Black Stiff

Wedges: :titelist-small: Vokey SM 8 - 50*, 60* Standard Wedge Shafts

Wedge: :taylormade-small: Milled Grind 3 MG3 56* S200 shaft

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Wow what a long time it has been. I haven't been on here in about 2 years. I am back now after a long and draining divorce and custody battle. It is a a very long story but well worth the struggle in the end. I am finally getting back on the course...oh how I have missed this beautiful game. A little update on myself...I live in Jacksonville, FL now and will be retiring from the military next year. I am hoping to find a great job in Pensacola area. I have majority custody of all 5 of my kids, so as you can expect during the school year I am only able to play about two times a month, but with summer around the corner I plan to get back to my old self again granted a much happier and less stressed person. I missed the forums and MyGolfSpy very much and I hope to reconnect with all my old friends on here again.

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6 hours ago, GeekingGolf said:

Wow what a long time it has been. I haven't been on here in about 2 years. I am back now after a long and draining divorce and custody battle. It is a a very long story but well worth the struggle in the end. I am finally getting back on the course...oh how I have missed this beautiful game. A little update on myself...I live in Jacksonville, FL now and will be retiring from the military next year. I am hoping to find a great job in Pensacola area. I have majority custody of all 5 of my kids, so as you can expect during the school year I am only able to play about two times a month, but with summer around the corner I plan to get back to my old self again granted a much happier and less stressed person. I missed the forums and MyGolfSpy very much and I hope to reconnect with all my old friends on here again.

Welcome back and here's wishing you a happy happy future!

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Hello! I recently joined. Found the forum when I was researching equipment. Answers to the suggested questions below:

How long have you been playing golf? What’s your handicap or normal score? - I've played on and off since my early 20s. I'm now in my early 40's and have decided to really focus on the game as my primary recreation/hobby especially since my son also likes to play and will be off to college after just one more year of high school.

What do you love about golf? - I love being outdoors and working at something to get better. Not to mention there is nothing like the feel of hitting a great shot!

What brings you to MyGolfSpy? Do you already know any other Spies?  I found the site/forum when researching equipment. I was thinking about getting new irons since my Callaway X20s seem to be missing the 9 and my my PW was in pieces. The PW has been repaired and I will play with these until I develop a semi-consistent swing and then get fitted.

Where are you from? What is your home course? I'm from Michigan, lived in Florida, and now reside in Winston-Salem, NC. I was a member at Oak Valley a couple years ago and will consider joining a course as I start to play again on a regular basis.

What are the best and worst things about golf in your region?  Golf in NC is pretty great. Not far from a great variety of courses down by the coast and towards the mountains.

What do you do for a living? I used to be an embedded software engineer, but then went to law school. I am now a lawyer focusing on intellectual property, litigation, and technology contract negotiations.

How’d you pick your user name? While in college my good friend and eventually my best man would make up nicknames based on my last name and eventually settled on Hobert. I have used it ever since in forums, video games etc.

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:Sub70:  699 (4-6) / 699 Pro (7-PW) with KBS Tour 120 shafts (stiff)

:Sub70: 286 Wedge (50 degrees)

:cleveland-small: 588 RTX 2.0 (56 degrees)

:EVNROLL: ER8v with Fujikura MC shaft (firm)

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17 hours ago, ole gray said:

Welcome aboard!

Thank you!

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:taylormade-small: V Steel 3 & 5 woods

:Sub70: 699U 3 (19.5*) 

:Sub70: 939X 4H 

:Sub70:  699 (4-6) / 699 Pro (7-PW) with KBS Tour 120 shafts (stiff)

:Sub70: 286 Wedge (50 degrees)

:cleveland-small: 588 RTX 2.0 (56 degrees)

:EVNROLL: ER8v with Fujikura MC shaft (firm)

:maxfli: Tour 

:1590477705_SunMountain: 2023 2.5+ / :nike-small: University of Miami Stand Bag

:BagBoy: Nitron - Forum Test Review

:ShotScope: Pro L2

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12 hours ago, Rahlow said:

New guy here, 66 years old, been playing 2 years this time around, I quit for 30 years. I'm a bogey golfer.

Upstate South Carolina

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:Sub70:  699 (4-6) / 699 Pro (7-PW) with KBS Tour 120 shafts (stiff)

:Sub70: 286 Wedge (50 degrees)

:cleveland-small: 588 RTX 2.0 (56 degrees)

:EVNROLL: ER8v with Fujikura MC shaft (firm)

:maxfli: Tour 

:1590477705_SunMountain: 2023 2.5+ / :nike-small: University of Miami Stand Bag

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Hey guys!  Mike from suburban Atlanta area here.

  1. How long have you been playing golf? What’s your handicap or normal score?  A couple years but took a little time off, getting back into trying to play regualrly.

  2. What do you love about golf? Being outside, smoking cigars and hanging with buddies.

  3. What brings you to MyGolfSpy? Do you already know any other Spies?  I like forums, thought I would check it out.

  4. Where are you from? What is your home course? Woodstock GA, so Bradshaw Golf Club is closest to me.

  5. What are the best and worst things about golf in your region? Best is you can golf year round, worst is summer is freaking hot!

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

  7. How’d you pick your user name? I'm a dad and love cigars, its my twitter handle.

Just really getting to play more, love family, cigars, bourbon, beer, Alabama Football, and Braves Baseball.

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25 minutes ago, Stogiedad said:

Hey guys!  Mike from suburban Atlanta area here.

  1. How long have you been playing golf? What’s your handicap or normal score?  A couple years but took a little time off, getting back into trying to play regualrly.

  2. What do you love about golf? Being outside, smoking cigars and hanging with buddies.

  3. What brings you to MyGolfSpy? Do you already know any other Spies?  I like forums, thought I would check it out.

  4. Where are you from? What is your home course? Woodstock GA, so Bradshaw Golf Club is closest to me.

  5. What are the best and worst things about golf in your region? Best is you can golf year round, worst is summer is freaking hot!

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

  7. How’d you pick your user name? I'm a dad and love cigars, its my twitter handle.

Welcome to the forum! I live up in Ellijay and play Bradshaw, Bridgemill, or Towne Lake Hills a decent amount when I'm down your way.

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Utility: callaway-golf-vector-logo-removebg-preview.png.1467fda9195e29c96aa5066f048e91b9.png Apex UW 17° and 19° Project X HZRDUS Smoke Black RDX 70 6.0
4 Hybrid: image.png.0d0a9c800176ad44335fd0a7facba020.png KING LTDx 21° KBS PGI 85 Stiff
Irons: image.png.66179558e8e55b8b35b741c037395846.png ZX5/ZX7 Project X LZ 6.0
Wedges: image.png.620c54f7108fefbf49a94ba169f19081.png 2.0 49°, 53°, 57° Project X LZ 6.0
Putter:  logo-horizontal-black.svg LINK.1 34"
Ball: MaxFli.png.395dd0dca3a12529f636728b3e66a134.png Tour (Thanks MGS for allowing me to test these!)

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48 minutes ago, Stogiedad said:

Hey guys!  Mike frWelcomeom suburban Atlanta area here.

  1. How long have you been playing golf? What’s your handicap or normal score?  A couple years but took a little time off, getting back into trying to play regualrly.

  2. What do you love about golf? Being outside, smoking cigars and hanging with buddies.

  3. What brings you to MyGolfSpy? Do you already know any other Spies?  I like forums, thought I would check it out.

  4. Where are you from? What is your home course? Woodstock GA, so Bradshaw Golf Club is closest to me.

  5. What are the best and worst things about golf in your region? Best is you can golf year round, worst is summer is freaking hot!

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

  7. How’d you pick your user name? I'm a dad and love cigars, its my twitter handle.

Welcome! My brother lives in Ellijay.

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:Sub70: 699U 3 (19.5*) 

:Sub70: 939X 4H 

:Sub70:  699 (4-6) / 699 Pro (7-PW) with KBS Tour 120 shafts (stiff)

:Sub70: 286 Wedge (50 degrees)

:cleveland-small: 588 RTX 2.0 (56 degrees)

:EVNROLL: ER8v with Fujikura MC shaft (firm)

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16 minutes ago, Hobert said:

Welcome! My brother lives in Ellijay.

No kidding. 15 years ago there would've been a 90% chance I knew him but it's grown so much that it's hit or miss now.

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Utility: callaway-golf-vector-logo-removebg-preview.png.1467fda9195e29c96aa5066f048e91b9.png Apex UW 17° and 19° Project X HZRDUS Smoke Black RDX 70 6.0
4 Hybrid: image.png.0d0a9c800176ad44335fd0a7facba020.png KING LTDx 21° KBS PGI 85 Stiff
Irons: image.png.66179558e8e55b8b35b741c037395846.png ZX5/ZX7 Project X LZ 6.0
Wedges: image.png.620c54f7108fefbf49a94ba169f19081.png 2.0 49°, 53°, 57° Project X LZ 6.0
Putter:  logo-horizontal-black.svg LINK.1 34"
Ball: MaxFli.png.395dd0dca3a12529f636728b3e66a134.png Tour (Thanks MGS for allowing me to test these!)

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4 minutes ago, Josh Ross said:

No kidding. 15 years ago there would've been a 90% chance I knew him but it's grown so much that it's hit or miss now.

Yup. His name is Michael Stanford. He joined the Ellijay PD 5-6 years ago: https://gilmer.fetchyournews.com/2015/02/24/ellijay-police-department-adds-three-police-officers/

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:Sub70: 939X 4H 

:Sub70:  699 (4-6) / 699 Pro (7-PW) with KBS Tour 120 shafts (stiff)

:Sub70: 286 Wedge (50 degrees)

:cleveland-small: 588 RTX 2.0 (56 degrees)

:EVNROLL: ER8v with Fujikura MC shaft (firm)

:maxfli: Tour 

:1590477705_SunMountain: 2023 2.5+ / :nike-small: University of Miami Stand Bag

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1 minute ago, Hobert said:

Yup. His name is Michael Stanford. He joined the Ellijay PD 5-6 years ago: https://gilmer.fetchyournews.com/2015/02/24/ellijay-police-department-adds-three-police-officers/

Speaking of it being a small town, I used to work for that website. I covered local sports when I was younger and then was the Producer/Director for their live shows. I know who your brother is but have never met him. Glad to have you on board!

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Utility: callaway-golf-vector-logo-removebg-preview.png.1467fda9195e29c96aa5066f048e91b9.png Apex UW 17° and 19° Project X HZRDUS Smoke Black RDX 70 6.0
4 Hybrid: image.png.0d0a9c800176ad44335fd0a7facba020.png KING LTDx 21° KBS PGI 85 Stiff
Irons: image.png.66179558e8e55b8b35b741c037395846.png ZX5/ZX7 Project X LZ 6.0
Wedges: image.png.620c54f7108fefbf49a94ba169f19081.png 2.0 49°, 53°, 57° Project X LZ 6.0
Putter:  logo-horizontal-black.svg LINK.1 34"
Ball: MaxFli.png.395dd0dca3a12529f636728b3e66a134.png Tour (Thanks MGS for allowing me to test these!)

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On 5/20/2021 at 2:26 PM, GatorJimbo said:

Glad to have found this forum instead of something on social media!!!

My name is Jimmy and I live in North Central Florida. I started playing golf back around 1997 and managed to get to an 11 handicap when I lived in the Fort Myers area (undoubtedly because there is a course around every corner!) I took a break around 2006 and have rediscovered my love for golf this year. So I'm hitting it hard and have a goal of becoming a single digit golfer.

 

I've had Ping Eye2's in my bag for a couple of decades and have always loved them, but after hitting some other clubs, I have fallen in love with the new Hogan irons and woods. I will be making the switch as soon as they finish building them and ship them to me. Absolutely can't wait. In the mean time, I'm just practicing and playing as much as my job allows me to and for as long as the sun stays up 🙂

Welcome a board,  I played the Eye 2s until about 25 years ago.   Solid iron bitd.

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Woods -   Rogue ST MaxRogue ST Max 3, 5 & 7 Wooda 
Irons -      Rogue ST MAX OS  5 - AW
Wedges -   Zipcore RTX 6 50°  CBX2   54* & 58*  

Putter -    ER2
Rangefinder -  NX9 Slope
Ball -  Vice Pro Soft Drip

Bag -  Xtreme Cart 7.0 Bag Heather/Red/White

 

 

 

 

 

 

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On 5/28/2021 at 1:23 PM, Stogiedad said:

Hey guys!  Mike from suburban Atlanta area here.

  1. How long have you been playing golf? What’s your handicap or normal score?  A couple years but took a little time off, getting back into trying to play regualrly.

  2. What do you love about golf? Being outside, smoking cigars and hanging with buddies.

  3. What brings you to MyGolfSpy? Do you already know any other Spies?  I like forums, thought I would check it out.

  4. Where are you from? What is your home course? Woodstock GA, so Bradshaw Golf Club is closest to me.

  5. What are the best and worst things about golf in your region? Best is you can golf year round, worst is summer is freaking hot!

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

  7. How’d you pick your user name? I'm a dad and love cigars, its my welcome

Welcome to the best golf forum in the entire world. 

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Woods -   Rogue ST MaxRogue ST Max 3, 5 & 7 Wooda 
Irons -      Rogue ST MAX OS  5 - AW
Wedges -   Zipcore RTX 6 50°  CBX2   54* & 58*  

Putter -    ER2
Rangefinder -  NX9 Slope
Ball -  Vice Pro Soft Drip

Bag -  Xtreme Cart 7.0 Bag Heather/Red/White

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Hi everyone! 

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

    • I've only just begun. I've taken a few lessons, hit a couple dozen buckets of balls at a range, and I played 9 holes (very poorly).

    • I'd say my handicap is currently somewhere between 31 and 500.

  2. What do you love about golf?

    • Golf is challenging, yet kinda fun. I'm either really excited when I finally hit that great shot, or contemplating dropping my clubs off at Goodwill on the way home. 

    • I like being outdoors since my job is staring into monitors all day.  I love to take a break from writing code or whatever I'm doing that day and get some fresh air and exercise.

    • Everyone I've met in golf related activities has been very friendly and helpful. 

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

    • I don't remember how I found golfspy. I think product reviews search results.

  4. Where are you from? What is your home course?
    • Buford, GA.
    • I go to Sugar Hill Golf Club and Chicopee Woods
  5. What are the best and worst things about golf in your region?
    • The humidity here is ridiculous! The heat can be oppressive in the summer months, but you can also golf most of the year.
    • The bugs can be pretty bad at times. 
  6. What do you do for a living?

    • I am the Virtualization Architect for a major university hospital system in the Atlanta area. 

  7. How’d you pick your user name?

    • I used the one my parents gave me!  😉

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Hybrid: :cobra-small: Cobra RAD Speed 24° 5 Hybrid

Irons: :cobra-small: Cobra Aero Jet 5 - PW, GW

Wedges: :vokey-small: Spin Milled 56°, 60°

Putter: :odyssey-small: White Hot Stroke Lab OG #7

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3 hours ago, Bill Akins said:

Hi everyone! 

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

    • I've only just begun. I've taken a few lessons, hit a couple dozen buckets of balls at a range, and I played 9 holes (very poorly).

    • I'd say my handicap is currently somewhere between 31 and 500.

  2. What do you love about golf?

    • Golf is challenging, yet kinda fun. I'm either really excited when I finally hit that great shot, or contemplating dropping my clubs off at Goodwill on the way home. 

    • I like being outdoors since my job is staring into monitors all day.  I love to take a break from writing code or whatever I'm doing that day and get some fresh air and exercise.

    • Everyone I've met in golf related activities has been very friendly and helpful. 

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

    • I don't remember how I found golfspy. I think product reviews search results.

  4. Where are you from? What is your home course?
    • Buford, GA.
    • I go to Sugar Hill Golf Club and Chicopee Woods
  5. What are the best and worst things about golf in your region?
    • The humidity here is ridiculous! The heat can be oppressive in the summer months, but you can also golf most of the year.
    • The bugs can be pretty bad at times. 
  6. What do you do for a living?

    • I am the Virtualization Architect for a major university hospital system in the Atlanta area. 

  7. How’d you pick your user name?

    • I used the one my parents gave me!  😉

Welcome aboard and enjoy your golf journey! 

:Sub70: 849D with Evenflow Riptide (stiff)

:taylormade-small: V Steel 3 & 5 woods

:Sub70: 699U 3 (19.5*) 

:Sub70: 939X 4H 

:Sub70:  699 (4-6) / 699 Pro (7-PW) with KBS Tour 120 shafts (stiff)

:Sub70: 286 Wedge (50 degrees)

:cleveland-small: 588 RTX 2.0 (56 degrees)

:EVNROLL: ER8v with Fujikura MC shaft (firm)

:maxfli: Tour 

:1590477705_SunMountain: 2023 2.5+ / :nike-small: University of Miami Stand Bag

:BagBoy: Nitron - Forum Test Review

:ShotScope: Pro L2

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6 hours ago, Bill Akins said:

Hi everyone! 

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

    • I've only just begun. I've taken a few lessons, hit a couple dozen buckets of balls at a range, and I played 9 holes (very poorly).

    • I'd say my handicap is currently somewhere between 31 and 500.

  2. What do you love about golf?

    • Golf is challenging, yet kinda fun. I'm either really excited when I finally hit that great shot, or contemplating dropping my clubs off at Goodwill on the way home. 

    • I like being outdoors since my job is staring into monitors all day.  I love to take a break from writing code or whatever I'm doing that day and get some fresh air and exercise.

    • Everyone I've met in golf related activities has been very friendly and helpful. 

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

    • I don't remember how I found golfspy. I think product reviews search results.

  4. Where are you from? What is your home course?
    • Buford, GA.
    • I go to Sugar Hill Golf Club and Chicopee Woods
  5. What are the best and worst things about golf in your region?
    • The humidity here is ridiculous! The heat can be oppressive in the summer months, but you can also golf most of the year.
    • The bugs can be pretty bad at times. 
  6. What do you do for a living?

    • I am the Virtualization Architect for a major university hospital system in the Atlanta area. 

  7. How’d you pick your user name?

    • I used the one my parents gave me!  😉

Welcome aboard Bill, I'm guessing you are at Emory. 

Driver -     Rogue ST Max
Woods -   Rogue ST MaxRogue ST Max 3, 5 & 7 Wooda 
Irons -      Rogue ST MAX OS  5 - AW
Wedges -   Zipcore RTX 6 50°  CBX2   54* & 58*  

Putter -    ER2
Rangefinder -  NX9 Slope
Ball -  Vice Pro Soft Drip

Bag -  Xtreme Cart 7.0 Bag Heather/Red/White

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Don't drop your clubs off at Goodwill until you buy some more.

Driver: :titelist-small: TSI3 - 10*, Hzrdus Smoke 6.0 Stiff

Driver: :taylormade-small: Stealth Plus - 10.5*, Oban Kiyoshi Purple O4Flex-65 Grams Purred
3 Wood: :taylormade-small: SIM - 15*, Graphite Design Tour AD DJ5 Stiff
Hybrid: :titelist-small: TS3 - 19*, Hzrdus Smoke 6.0 Stiff
Irons: :titelist-small:  5 - PW T150, with Nippon Zelos 7 Reg, 4 iron - U505 with Project X HZRDUS Black Stiff

Wedges: :titelist-small: Vokey SM 8 - 50*, 60* Standard Wedge Shafts

Wedge: :taylormade-small: Milled Grind 3 MG3 56* S200 shaft

Putter:  :scotty-cameron-1: Studio Select Newport 1.5        
Putter:  :scotty-cameron-1: Phantom X 5.5
Ball: :titelist-small: Pro V1x

 

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17 hours ago, Bill Akins said:

Hi everyone! 

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

    • I've only just begun. I've taken a few lessons, hit a couple dozen buckets of balls at a range, and I played 9 holes (very poorly).

    • I'd say my handicap is currently somewhere between 31 and 500.

  2. What do you love about golf?

    • Golf is challenging, yet kinda fun. I'm either really excited when I finally hit that great shot, or contemplating dropping my clubs off at Goodwill on the way home. 

    • I like being outdoors since my job is staring into monitors all day.  I love to take a break from writing code or whatever I'm doing that day and get some fresh air and exercise.

    • Everyone I've met in golf related activities has been very friendly and helpful. 

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

    • I don't remember how I found golfspy. I think product reviews search results.

  4. Where are you from? What is your home course?
    • Buford, GA.
    • I go to Sugar Hill Golf Club and Chicopee Woods
  5. What are the best and worst things about golf in your region?
    • The humidity here is ridiculous! The heat can be oppressive in the summer months, but you can also golf most of the year.
    • The bugs can be pretty bad at times. 
  6. What do you do for a living?

    • I am the Virtualization Architect for a major university hospital system in the Atlanta area. 

  7. How’d you pick your user name?

    • I used the one my parents gave me!  😉

 

Welcome aboard from Watkinsville, Ga !

Ping G430 Max Driver 10.5 Degree
Titleist TSR1 4, 5, & 6 Hybrids 
Titleist T350 Irons 7 - W48 
Cleveland
CBX ZipCore  52 56 & 60 Degree Wedges

LAB Mezz Max Broomstick Putter / TPT Shaft  (Platinum @ 45/78)

 

 

 

 



 

 

 

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On 6/5/2021 at 7:28 PM, DawgDaddy said:

Welcome aboard Bill, I'm guessing you are at Emory. 

Yup, for almost 25 years.  I think I'll stay.  🙂

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Fairway: :cobra-small: Cobra 3/F Baffler Rail F 15.5°

Hybrid: :cobra-small: Cobra RAD Speed 24° 5 Hybrid

Irons: :cobra-small: Cobra Aero Jet 5 - PW, GW

Wedges: :vokey-small: Spin Milled 56°, 60°

Putter: :odyssey-small: White Hot Stroke Lab OG #7

Bag: 1622150773421.jpg.867df9e5987ee9b79cc36f4c70090b01.jpg Big Max 14.0 Hybrid

Ball: :titleist-small: Titleist Velocity

Shoes: :footjoy-small: FJ Flex

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On 6/6/2021 at 6:26 AM, ole gray said:

 

Welcome aboard from Watkinsville, Ga !

Hey almost-neighbor!  My daughter is attending UGA and my cousin lives in Watkinsville.

Driver: :cobra-small: Cobra RADSpeed XB 10.5° Motore X F3

Fairway: :cobra-small: Cobra 3/F Baffler Rail F 15.5°

Hybrid: :cobra-small: Cobra RAD Speed 24° 5 Hybrid

Irons: :cobra-small: Cobra Aero Jet 5 - PW, GW

Wedges: :vokey-small: Spin Milled 56°, 60°

Putter: :odyssey-small: White Hot Stroke Lab OG #7

Bag: 1622150773421.jpg.867df9e5987ee9b79cc36f4c70090b01.jpg Big Max 14.0 Hybrid

Ball: :titleist-small: Titleist Velocity

Shoes: :footjoy-small: FJ Flex

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1 hour ago, Bill Akins said:

Hey almost-neighbor!  My daughter is attending UGA and my cousin lives in Watkinsville.

Cool!  You need to come play with sometime at Lane Creek.

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Titleist TSR1 4, 5, & 6 Hybrids 
Titleist T350 Irons 7 - W48 
Cleveland
CBX ZipCore  52 56 & 60 Degree Wedges

LAB Mezz Max Broomstick Putter / TPT Shaft  (Platinum @ 45/78)

 

 

 

 



 

 

 

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On 2/11/2019 at 5:25 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?

Hi everyone. New member here.

1) Picked up golf when I was 18, played in college, stopped playing a couple of times along the way, but have been at it regularly for the last three years or so. Current handicap is probably around a 6 - I shoot 76-77 fairly regularly but have been struggling to get over that hump.

2) The challenge. Every shot is different. Your brain likes to get in the way. It's about learning to control your thoughts, emotions, and expectations.

3) Instagram. If I know another GolfSpy, I don't know it.

4) I like in Bradenton, Florida, which is in the Sarasota area. Currently practicing/playing out of Heritage Harbour.

5) Best thing in my region: you can play year-round and there are a lot of courses to choose from. It's super cheap to play in the summer. Worst: it can be crowded (especially in snowbird season) and a lot of the public courses aren't in very good shape.

6) Human Resources.

7) I live in the Tampa Bay area.

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New member, what's going on.

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

    1. Close to 20 years now, handicap is 1.5.

  2. What do you love about golf?

    1. The creativity and challenge. No round or shot is ever identical. The game can never be tamed.

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

    1. Equipment reviews mostly, used to be a major equipment junkie, and now finding myself getting back to that point.

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

    1. Upstate SC, Preserve at Verdae

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

    1. No shortage of great courses, all with different variations. Mountain courses, links style, normal American, etc. Worst thing is a shortage of good public course options. Had numerous shut down for suburb developments, making the few we have absolutely stacked nearly every day.

  6. What do you do for a living?

    1. Outside Sales Engineer for a large industrial equipment and machinery company.

  7. How’d you pick your user name?

    1. Dont' know if I should answer this one truthfully.

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20 hours ago, Meaty Clackers said:

New member, what's going on.

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

    1. Close to 20 years now, handicap is 1.5.

  2. What do you love about golf?

    1. The creativity and challenge. No round or shot is ever identical. The game can never be tamed.

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

    1. Equipment reviews mostly, used to be a major equipment junkie, and now finding myself getting back to that point.

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

    1. Upstate SC, Preserve at Verdae

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

    1. No shortage of great courses, all with different variations. Mountain courses, links style, normal American, etc. Worst thing is a shortage of good public course options. Had numerous shut down for suburb developments, making the few we have absolutely stacked nearly every day.

  6. What do you do for a living?

    1. Outside Sales Engineer for a large industrial equipment and machinery company.

  7. How’d you pick your user name?

    1. Dont' know if I should answer this one truthfully.

Awwwww come on newbie let's hear about the name 😉 jk  and welcome aboard !

Ping G430 Max Driver 10.5 Degree
Titleist TSR1 4, 5, & 6 Hybrids 
Titleist T350 Irons 7 - W48 
Cleveland
CBX ZipCore  52 56 & 60 Degree Wedges

LAB Mezz Max Broomstick Putter / TPT Shaft  (Platinum @ 45/78)

 

 

 

 



 

 

 

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