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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 for about 15 years. I'm around a 15 handicap.

  2. What do you love about golf? I love that I can play it for the rest of my life.

  3. What brings you to MyGolfSpy? Do you already know any other Spies? What brought me to MGS was the independent testing.

  4. Where are you from? What is your home course? I live in Birmingham, AL, don't really have a home course just play a lot of the courses around me.

  5. What are the best and worst things about golf in your region? The best is the number of different courses, the worst is that almost all of them have really fast greens.

  6. What do you do for a living? Credit Risk Analytics

  7. How’d you pick your user name? It's my email.

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Anyone in the Triangle/Triad area on NC want to play golf. Find it hard to get a solid group these days since everyone has moved away


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New-ish guy here from NC.  

  1. How long have you been playing golf? What’s your handicap or normal score? Been playing for 10 years, HCP is 5

  2. What do you love about golf?  A great reason to get outside, a game you can play by yourself, with friends, or strangers.  I love the creative aspects ofthinking through a hole or getting out of a bad spot

  3. What brings you to MyGolfSpy? Do you already know any other Spies?  Been reading articles here and there but have been starting to take the game more seriously and am looking for ways to improve

  4. Where are you from? What is your home course?  Raleigh, NC.  No home course exactly, but play UNC Finley and Tobacco Road more than any others

  5. What are the best and worst things about golf in your region?  Best is that there are so many great courses within 90 minutes.

  6. What do you do for a living?  Electrical Engineer

  7. How’d you pick your user name?  Well in Junior high friends called me JC, in High school there was another kid who people called JC.  So we flipped a coin and I lost.  

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New-ish guy here from NC.  

  1. How long have you been playing golf? What’s your handicap or normal score? Been playing for 10 years, HCP is 5

  2. What do you love about golf?  A great reason to get outside, a game you can play by yourself, with friends, or strangers.  I love the creative aspects ofthinking through a hole or getting out of a bad spot

  3. What brings you to MyGolfSpy? Do you already know any other Spies?  Been reading articles here and there but have been starting to take the game more seriously and am looking for ways to improve

  4. Where are you from? What is your home course?  Raleigh, NC.  No home course exactly, but play UNC Finley and Tobacco Road more than any others

  5. What are the best and worst things about golf in your region?  Best is that there are so many great courses within 90 minutes.

  6. What do you do for a living?  Electrical Engineer

  7. How’d you pick your user name?  Well in Junior high friends called me JC, in High school there was another kid who people called JC.  So we flipped a coin and I lost.  

Welcome aboard JC and you have hit the honey pot for golf etc. 

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Excited to join the MGS community. I've been a follower for about a year now and decided to jump in the forums. 

  1. How long have you been playing golf? What’s your handicap or normal score? - 85-90, 13ish handicap

  2. What do you love about golf? The constant challenge of getting better and being outside. 

  3. What brings you to MyGolfSpy? Do you already know any other Spies? - I had a good friend point me to the 2019 MGS Ball Study and I was hooked after that. Looking forward to the 2020 one. Reddit keeps me entertained on r/golf but MGS scratches my more serious golf itch.

  4. Where are you from? What is your home course? - Birmingham AL; RTJ Oxmoor Valley

  5. What are the best and worst things about golf in your region? - Courses can get crowded on the weekends but the RTJ trail is awesome. Also we can pretty much golf 365.

  6. What do you do for a living? - Education Administration for a large University

  7. How’d you pick your user name? - Just happens that my initials are catchy

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:ping-small:  G410 Hybrid 19* Tour stiff 

:ping-small: G20 CFS stiff 4-GW

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3 hours ago, TBS said:

Excited to join the MGS community. I've been a follower for about a year now and decided to jump in the forums. 

  1. How long have you been playing golf? What’s your handicap or normal score? - 85-90, 13ish handicap

  2. What do you love about golf? The constant challenge of getting better and being outside. 

  3. What brings you to MyGolfSpy? Do you already know any other Spies? - I had a good friend point me to the 2019 MGS Ball Study and I was hooked after that. Looking forward to the 2020 one. Reddit keeps me entertained on r/golf but MGS scratches my more serious golf itch.

  4. Where are you from? What is your home course? - Birmingham AL; RTJ Oxmoor Valley

  5. What are the best and worst things about golf in your region? - Courses can get crowded on the weekends but the RTJ trail is awesome. Also we can pretty much golf 365.

  6. What do you do for a living? - Education Administration for a large University

  7. How’d you pick your user name? - Just happens that my initials are catchy

Welcome to the forums!

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4 Hybrid: :mizuno-small: 2020 CLK 22° Mitsubishi Tensei Blue Stiff
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  1. How long have you been playing golf?  20 years

  2. What do you love about golf?  The diversity and freedom it offers to anyone who wants to play.

  3. What brings you to MyGolfSpy? Do you already know any other Spies? Want to be up to date on hot golf topics and gather more knowledge in the fitting and tech world.

  4. Where are you from? What is your home course?  Grew up in Minnesota, currently in Nashville, TN.   Home course these days in Gaylord Springs.

  5. What are the best and worst things about golf in your region?  The best is the availability in the fall and the worst is definitely the heat!

  6. What do you do for a living?   Golf Professional

  7.  How’d you pick your user name? It's the name of my golf accessories business. 

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On 6/24/2020 at 11:36 AM, lxa1023 said:
  1. How long have you been playing golf? What’s your handicap or normal score? I've been playing for about 15 years. I'm around a 15 handicap.

  2. What do you love about golf? I love that I can play it for the rest of my life.

  3. What brings you to MyGolfSpy? Do you already know any other Spies? What brought me to MGS was the independent testing.

  4. Where are you from? What is your home course? I live in Birmingham, AL, don't really have a home course just play a lot of the courses around me.

  5. What are the best and worst things about golf in your region? The best is the number of different courses, the worst is that almost all of them have really fast greens.

  6. What do you do for a living? Credit Risk Analytics

  7. How’d you pick your user name? It's my email.

Welcome! Where do you typically play around Bham?  Lots of good options in the area and even more within a 90 minute drive. I grew up in Hoover and recently moved back. It's definitely an underrated city.

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:titelist-small: TS2 16.5* HL Oban Kiyoshi Purple 75g stiff

:ping-small:  G410 Hybrid 19* Tour stiff 

:ping-small: G20 CFS stiff 4-GW

:mizuno-small: 56* spinner shaft

:taylormade-small:  TP Black Copper Juno 34in

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On 7/9/2020 at 9:06 AM, LuckyHopGolfCo said:
  1. How long have you been playing golf?  20 years

  2. What do you love about golf?  The diversity and freedom it offers to anyone who wants to play.

  3. What brings you to MyGolfSpy? Do you already know any other Spies? Want to be up to date on hot golf topics and gather more knowledge in the fitting and tech world.

  4. Where are you from? What is your home course?  Grew up in Minnesota, currently in Nashville, TN.   Home course these days in Gaylord Springs.

  5. What are the best and worst things about golf in your region?  The best is the availability in the fall and the worst is definitely the heat!

  6. What do you do for a living?   Golf Professional

  7.  How’d you pick your user name? It's the name of my golf accessories business. 

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I love Gaylord Springs! And those headcovers look nice!

Driver: :755178188_TourEdge: EXS 220 9.5° Project X HZRDUS Smoke Yellow 60 6.0
3 Wood: :cobra-small: SpeedZone 14.5° Project X HZRDUS Smoke Yellow 70 6.0
3 Hybrid: :mizuno-small: 2017 CLK 19° Fujikura Speeder Evolution HB Stiff
4 Hybrid: :mizuno-small: 2020 CLK 22° Mitsubishi Tensei Blue Stiff
Irons: :mizuno-small: JPX 921 Forged 5-9, JPX 921 Tour PW Project X LZ 6.0 Blackout Edition
Wedges: Edison Forged 49°, 53°, 57°
Putter:  L.A.B. Directed Force 2.1 34"
Ball: :Snell: MTB-X

Currently Testing: :skycaddie: LX5 Watch

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Hello all, 

 

  1. How long have you been playing golf? What’s your handicap or normal score? I have been golfing now for 17 years. My father got me stated when I was 12, it was always fun the get taken out of school to go golfing with him and his friends. I'm currently a 10 handicap however, my scores have been getting better and better since I've been playing more frequently. 

  2. What do you love about golf? I love the challenge golf gives me! Having to apply strategy to each hole and relying on only myself.

  3. What brings you to MyGolfSpy? Do you already know any other Spies? A buddy of mine shared one of the Instagram posts and I've been following since. 

  4. Where are you from? What is your home course? Originally from California, moved to Atlanta area for work. I typically play Crystal Lake CC.

  5. What are the best and worst things about golf in your region? The best would be that I can play almost year round. The worst is hard to find, I do get stuck behind some slow players from time to time. 

  6. What do you do for a living? I'm a Director of Operations for a logistics/ technology company. 

  7.  How’d you pick your username? I'm a Marine Veteran and my first football number when I was 7 years old. 

 

Looking forward to being a part of the MGS community!  

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  • 3H default_callaway-small.jpg.7a7fb9960a65b711373a949427403d8e.jpg Callaway Rogue (Aldila Synergy Stiff 60) 19* or :cobra-small: Speedzone (UST Recoil 480 ESX (F4))
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Hi guys, Daniel here

  1. How long have you been playing golf? What’s your handicap or normal score?  I played maybe once or twice a year when i was in highschool but really started playing golf seriously this year back in March 2020 (back right before COVID hit).  Handicap apparently is 10.7 now, but that feels low.  Recently started shooting in the 80s more often and broke 80 for the first time a few weeks ago.  

  2. What do you love about golf?  Love to be able to work at something to improve my scores and know there is always something to get better at.  Love researching all of the new gear and watching people play way nicer courses than I will ever be able to play.  But mostly love being outside with the guys and enjoying some beers and conversations.  

  3. What brings you to MyGolfSpy? Do you already know any other Spies?  Brought to the site by a friend @TCUFrog.  Surprised I didn't stumble upon it with my own equipment review research.  

  4. Where are you from? What is your home course?  Live in Atlanta GA and my home course is Heritage Golf Links. 

  5. What are the best and worst things about golf in your region?  Great that the winter doesn't get too cold, but the summer is very humid.  

  6. What do you do for a living?   Public Accounting (probably why I like the escape of golf so much).  

  7.  How’d you pick your user name? My name - not that creative. 

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Hi folks, Rob here from FL

 

  1. How long have you been playing golf? What’s your handicap or normal score? Started playing when I was 8 now 35 but did not play much in my 20s and early 30s just started back up in the last year. Last few rounds have been in the low 90s.
  2. What do you love about golf? It's more of a love-hate thing. Love the feeling of hitting one pure and putting it right next to the hole from 90yrds out or crushing a drive. Hate slicing a drive and spending time looking for my ball in the woods, wondering if I am going to find my ball or a snake. 
  3. What brings you to MyGolfSpy? Do you already know any other Spies? Reviews & community,  yes
  4. Where are you from? What is your home course?Tampa, Plantation Palms Golf Club
  5. What are the best and worst things about golf in your region? Great weather in the winter summers are hot and wet.
  6. What do you do for a living? Software Engineer Manager 
  7. How’d you pick your user name? been using it for years.

 

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Howdy! Long time listener, first time caller, and glad to be among this great group! I am looking forward to contributing where and when I can. 

  1. Been chasing golfing greatness (unsuccessfully) for 50+ years interrupted by a 17 year hiatus to raise a family that needed a Dad more than they needed a good golfer. I am now semi-retired and play to a 9 handicap.
  2. It is a game of honor and sportsmanship than can be played but never conquered. I believe you can learn more about a person during 18 holes of golf than you can in years of normal social interaction.

  3. Don't know other Spies, but always seem to migrate here when trying to make equipment decisions or to validate what others may have reported.

  4. I am from New England, but moved to Fort Myers, Florida. (Despite what my better half may claim, this move had nothing to do with golf). Home club is Colonial here in Fort Myers.

  5. There are 1300 golf courses (est) in Florida so there is always a new course somewhere to play. Rainy season and temps in the 90's with lots of humidity can present challenges.

  6. Semi-retired small business owner now doing Real Estate photography a few days per week.

Best to all; Fairways and Greens,

John

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On 7/7/2020 at 2:08 PM, Jc2 said:

New-ish guy here from NC.  

  1. How long have you been playing golf? What’s your handicap or normal score? Been playing for 10 years, HCP is 5

  2. What do you love about golf?  A great reason to get outside, a game you can play by yourself, with friends, or strangers.  I love the creative aspects ofthinking through a hole or getting out of a bad spot

  3. What brings you to MyGolfSpy? Do you already know any other Spies?  Been reading articles here and there but have been starting to take the game more seriously and am looking for ways to improve

  4. Where are you from? What is your home course?  Raleigh, NC.  No home course exactly, but play UNC Finley and Tobacco Road more than any others

  5. What are the best and worst things about golf in your region?  Best is that there are so many great courses within 90 minutes.

  6. What do you do for a living?  Electrical Engineer

  7. How’d you pick your user name?  Well in Junior high friends called me JC, in High school there was another kid who people called JC.  So we flipped a coin and I lost.  

Glad to meet you JC, enjoy your stay. 

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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

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On 7/8/2020 at 2:07 PM, TBS said:

Excited to join the MGS community. I've been a follower for about a year now and decided to jump in the forums. 

  1. How long have you been playing golf? What’s your handicap or normal score? - 85-90, 13ish handicap

  2. What do you love about golf? The constant challenge of getting better and being outside. 

  3. What brings you to MyGolfSpy? Do you already know any other Spies? - I had a good friend point me to the 2019 MGS Ball Study and I was hooked after that. Looking forward to the 2020 one. Reddit keeps me entertained on r/golf but MGS scratches my more serious golf itch.

  4. Where are you from? What is your home course? - Birmingham AL; RTJ Oxmoor Valley

  5. What are the best and worst things about golf in your region? - Courses can get crowded on the weekends but the RTJ trail is awesome. Also we can pretty much golf 365.

  6. What do you do for a living? - Education Administration for a large University

  7. How’d you pick your user name? - Just happens that my initials are catchy

Welcome aboard TBS,, Oxmoor Valley is a fun course. 

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Driver -  :callaway-small:  Epic Flash 
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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