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Hello all!

I live in the Memphis, Tennessee/Germantown area and am returning to the game after a 20 year hiatus. Just finished a 5 year stint at the West Cancer Clinic and have been released in great health! Being 58 years old, I better get going. 🙂
 

Used to be a good golfer, not great but decent, and just started taking lessons to get ready to return to the links. Need to replace my old clubs - Ping Eye2’s - and am considering the new Ping 425’s. 
 

A little nervous about playing my first round after such a layoff, but my golf coach was impressed with how I am swinging the club, so maybe it is unfounded.

Looking forward to reading and learning from you all.

 

Be blessed!

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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

Hello all! I live in the Memphis, Tennessee/Germantown area and am returning to the game after a 20 year hiatus. Just finished a 5 year stint at the West Cancer Clinic and have been released in g

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

    I have been playing golf for about 20 years, and my handicap was in the 5s before the switch to the new system. I usually shoot mid 70s.
  2. What do you love about golf?

    I enjoy being outdoors and competition. Basketball was my sport growing up, but it is harder to find time to play after starting a career and a family. Golf keeps my competitive juices flowing, even though I mostly play alone. Golf provides peaks and valleys, it brings a variety of people together, and it is not always fair, which is a microcosm of life.
  3. What brings you to MyGolfSpy? Do you already know any other Spies?

    I saw an ad on Instagram and thought the reviews looked cool. I do not know any other Spies.
  4. Where are you from? What is your home course?

    I live in Smyrna, TN, and I usually play at the muni here.
  5. What are the best and worst things about golf in your region?

    I can generally play golf 12 months out of the year. We usually have days warm enough from Nov-Feb to get at least one round in each of those months, but the summers are brutally hot and humid.
  6. What do you do for a living?

    I am an accountant.
  7. How’d you pick your user name?

    It is my name and basketball number.
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Hello everybody!! 

I am brand new to the sport of golf.  I have actually never played a round, but I've been interested in it for quite a while. I recently purchased a used set from a co worker of mine and I am super stoked to get out there and meet some new people and start playing.

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8 hours ago, Tgself said:

Hello everybody!! 

I am brand new to the sport of golf.  I have actually never played a round, but I've been interested in it for quite a while. I recently purchased a used set from a co worker of mine and I am super stoked to get out there and meet some new people and start playing.

Welcome aboard!   

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Hey folks, I am relatively new here. I live in Greenville, SC. I am a lefthanded golfer, 15 handicap. I am an equipment junky, but as you can imagine it isn't easy being lefthanded. No friends that are lefthanded to try out their stuff. I am interested in starting a lefthanded group that could discuss equipment. Any advice?

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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 2 years now after having to give up the game due to health reasons over 10 years ago. I played off and on for about 20 years before that. I’m an 18 handicap but I’m working hard on getting that down.

2. What do you love about golf?

I’ve always loved the “arena” in which golf is played. I’ve played many sports in my life but golf is the only one where, if you take the time to look around, just being there is a win.

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

I’ve been familiar with MyGolfSpy for a while now. I enjoy the podcast and the unbiased reviews.

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

I’m in North Central Florida and my home course is Quail Heights Country Club.

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

The best is obviously the year-round access to the game. We’re only about 90 minutes from Jacksonville so there are tons of high quality courses nearby. The worst part for me here is when it really heats up. That’s when I have to play super early in the morning to be able to handle it.

6. What do you do for a living?

I’m a retired ER RN.

7. How’d you pick your user name?

It’s my name

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2 hours ago, RollTideRoll said:

Hey everyone! From Alabama - happy to be here. 

We got some guys in the Birmingham area including myself. Which part of Alabama? Welcome aboard!

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:cleveland-small: Rotex 2.0 RTX 588 56°

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

Have played for about 10 years total, never played a round until I got to college. Played baseball and football my whole life and never had an interest in golf until I was done with those.  Really started to try and play more and get better the past 4-5 years. 

2. What do you love about golf?

I love that, Lord willing, I should be able to play it my whole life. I also love that I can play it anywhere.  Pretty much any vacation I take, I can play golf.  I cannot find a random football field and play football on my vacations. Every golf course and hole are different. Every other sport, besides baseball somewhat, the playing fields are pretty much the exact same. Also, in theory I can play the same courses as the professionals, especially the public ones, i.e. Bethpage Black, Pebble, etc. The Red Sox aren't letting me take BP at Fenway anytime soon. 

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

I was invited by @Mtbryant01

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

I grew up in the small town of Gordo, Alabama, which does not have a golf course but now reside in Hoover, Alabama, outside Birmingham. I guess my home course would be Bent Brook as my GHIN number is through there but I play a lot of courses.  I am not a member anywhere.  

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

The best thing to me is there is a lot of affordable variety of good public golf courses in the Birmingham area.  We also have the RTJ Trail in Alabama, and have some great beach courses as well. The Southeast as a whole has some great courses also. It is also great because you can pretty much play year round here, although the winters can get wet. 

The worst thing is probably the humidity in the summer. 

6. What do you do for a living?

I sell for Xerox

7. How’d you pick your user name?

It is my name, and 34 was my number when I played college football at Alabama. 

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1 hour ago, Ben_Howell34 said:

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

Have played for about 10 years total, never played a round until I got to college. Played baseball and football my whole life and never had an interest in golf until I was done with those.  Really started to try and play more and get better the past 4-5 years. 

2. What do you love about golf?

I love that, Lord willing, I should be able to play it my whole life. I also love that I can play it anywhere.  Pretty much any vacation I take, I can play golf.  I cannot find a random football field and play football on my vacations. Every golf course and hole are different. Every other sport, besides baseball somewhat, the playing fields are pretty much the exact same. Also, in theory I can play the same courses as the professionals, especially the public ones, i.e. Bethpage Black, Pebble, etc. The Red Sox aren't letting me take BP at Fenway anytime soon. 

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

I was invited by @Mtbryant01

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

I grew up in the small town of Gordo, Alabama, which does not have a golf course but now reside in Hoover, Alabama, outside Birmingham. I guess my home course would be Bent Brook as my GHIN number is through there but I play a lot of courses.  I am not a member anywhere.  

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

The best thing to me is there is a lot of affordable variety of good public golf courses in the Birmingham area.  We also have the RTJ Trail in Alabama, and have some great beach courses as well. The Southeast as a whole has some great courses also. It is also great because you can pretty much play year round here, although the winters can get wet. 

The worst thing is probably the humidity in the summer. 

6. What do you do for a living?

I sell for Xerox

7. How’d you pick your user name?

It is my name, and 34 was my number when I played college football at Alabama. 

This guy might complete with @GB13 for the longest backswing. Fun to watch. Am I right @TBS ? Happy to have you on board Ben.

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 :adams-small: GT Tight Lies 3 & 5 wood

 :taylormade-small: SLDR AW - 4 iron S flex

:cleveland-small: Rotex 2.0 RTX 588 56°

:titelist-small: Vokey SM7 08M 60°

:scotty-small: Newport 2.5 putter

:Snell:MTB X golf balls

RH, Alabama

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6 minutes ago, Mtbryant01 said:

This guy might complete with @GB13 for the longest backswing. Fun to watch. Am I right @TBS ? Happy to have you on board Ben.

Yes! We need to get a Rhapsodo video out on the forum for all to love.

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:ping-small: i210 KBS tour stiff 4-GW

:cleveland-small: 54* RTX Zipcore

:ping-small: 58* glide 3.0

:taylormade-small:  TP Black Copper Juno 34in

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On 5/2/2021 at 9:43 PM, Tgself said:

Hello everybody!! 

I am brand new to the sport of golf.  I have actually never played a round, but I've been interested in it for quite a while. I recently purchased a used set from a co worker of mine and I am super stoked to get out there and meet some new people and start playing.

Welcome aboard, I'm just down the road a piece.  

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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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2 hours ago, Ben_Howell34 said:

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

Have played for about 10 years total, never played a round until I got to college. Played baseball and football my whole life and never had an interest in golf until I was done with those.  Really started to try and play more and get better the past 4-5 years. 

2. What do you love about golf?

I love that, Lord willing, I should be able to play it my whole life. I also love that I can play it anywhere.  Pretty much any vacation I take, I can play golf.  I cannot find a random football field and play football on my vacations. Every golf course and hole are different. Every other sport, besides baseball somewhat, the playing fields are pretty much the exact same. Also, in theory I can play the same courses as the professionals, especially the public ones, i.e. Bethpage Black, Pebble, etc. The Red Sox aren't letting me take BP at Fenway anytime soon. 

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

I was invited by @Mtbryant01

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

I grew up in the small town of Gordo, Alabama, which does not have a golf course but now reside in Hoover, Alabama, outside Birmingham. I guess my home course would be Bent Brook as my GHIN number is through there but I play a lot of courses.  I am not a member anywhere.  

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

The best thing to me is there is a lot of affordable variety of good public golf courses in the Birmingham area.  We also have the RTJ Trail in Alabama, and have some great beach courses as well. The Southeast as a whole has some great courses also. It is also great because you can pretty much play year round here, although the winters can get wet. 

The worst thing is probably the humidity in the summer. 

6. What do you do for a living?

I sell for Xerox

7. How’d you pick your user name?

It is my name, and 34 was my number when I played college football at Alabama. 

Welcome Ben, Bent Brook is a nice course, I have played several courses in that area. 

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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

 

 

 

 

 

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3 Wood: :taylormade-small: SIM - 15*, Diamana 75 Limited Stiff
Hybrid: :titelist-small: TS3 - 19*, Hzrdus Smoke 6.0 Stiff
Irons: :titelist-small:  4 - 6 T200,Titleist 7 - PW T100S, Nippon NS Pro 880 AMC Chrome Stiff
Wedges:  :titelist-small:Vokey SM 7 - 50*, 56*, 60*  Standard Wedge Shafts                                                                                                                                   

Putter:  :scotty-cameron-1: Phantom X 5.5           
Putter:  :scotty-cameron-1: Studio Select Newport 1.5
Ball: :titelist-small: Pro V1 X

 

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5 hours ago, Mtbryant01 said:

This guy might complete with @GB13 for the longest backswing. Fun to watch. Am I right @TBS ? Happy to have you on board Ben.

I need to video my swing and break it down, which is something I have never done before. 

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  1. How long have you been playing golf? 3-4 years 
  2.  What’s your handicap or normal score? 18

  3. What do you love about golf? hanging with my golf buddies and competition with myself. trying to get better

  4. What brings you to MyGolfSpy? I was looking for some tips on starting a golf business thru instagram   Do you already know any other Spies?No

  5. Where are you from? Johnsonville SC ( 45 min from Myrtle Beach)   What is your home course? I don't have a home course. We usually try to play a different course in Myrtle Beach each time.

  6. What are the best and worst things about golf in your region? Best -close to 100 course within an hour drive. Worst- How busy some of the courses are at time.

      I have a Instagram account where I feature different golf courses in the Myrtle Beach area. How is the best way to get more followers? Is there somewhere on Mygolfspy  that I can list it to get members to check out my page?

My Instagram Account is     Lets_play_another_18

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  1. How long have you been playing golf?
    Over 30 yrs now  took it up as a kid  

  2. What’s your handicap or normal score? 8.6 right now  

  3. What do you love about golf? The competition - whether against others or against myself and the course

  4. What brings you to MyGolfSpy? Do you already know any other Spies? Do not know any but always looking for insight from fellow golfers

  5. Where are you from? What is your home course? St Augustine - World Golf Village courses

  6. What are the best and worst things about golf in your region? Best is year round.  Worst is the snowbirds  

  7. What do you do for a living? VP of Operations 

  8. How’d you pick your user name? Ted Williams - Red Sox

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

    I have been playing golf for about 4 years. I usually shoot around 75 but I play courses fairly short (under 6300 yds) so that works out to a 5-6 HDCP.
  2. What do you love about golf?

    I love hitting a shot exactly how I envisioned and I love the process of working on my swing/game. Golf gives you infinite room to improve and it's different every day even if you play the same course. Finally, you can play alone which is very meditative. 
  3. What brings you to MyGolfSpy? Do you already know any other Spies?

    I come across the reviews and buyers guides a lot. 
  4. Where are you from? What is your home course?

    I live in Nashville, TN. I play the munis - mostly McCabe, Harpeth Hills and Ted Rhodes.
  5. What are the best and worst things about golf in your region?

    Golf is year round but we get a ton of rain and the courses don't drain that well since we don't have sandy soil. Also, municipal rounds are typically 4.5-5 hours which is insane given how easy some of the municipal courses are.
  6. What do you do for a living?

    I am a CPA.
  7. How’d you pick your user name?

    Vanderbilt fan.
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On 4/23/2021 at 11:44 PM, MGoBlue100 said:


Welcome! I’ve got a good buddy who’s a member at Memphis National, I’ve played there once or twice. Germantown Commissary might be the best restaurant in America. (One man’s opinion...)


Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy

Arguably one of the best!

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