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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?

    • Played on and off for about 20 years now. At my best, play around scratch but trying to hold a 5 hdcp now.

  • What do you love about golf?

    • Golf is truth…you get out of it what you put into it…this holds true with the amount of practice you put in for your quiver of shots on course and for the actual act of hitting the ball.

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

    • Always scoured articles and tests from MyGolfSpy and just now coming around to joining the community of folks devoted to the game.

  • Where are you from? What is your home course?

    • Buford, GA..playing Hamilton Mills Golf Club

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

    • Random storms followed by humidity and heat. I’ve once had rain, heat, and near unplayable wind all in a single round of golf.

  • What do you do for a living?

    • Strategy at a healthcare company

  • How’d you pick your user name?

    • An old co-worker said my full 2 syllable name was too long and shortened to gav 

 

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Titleist 913D2 9.5* Diamana 70S | Titleist 917F2 17* Diamana 60R | Mizuno MP-60 S300 (3-PW) | Vokey SM5 52* (playing 53*) and 58* | Odyssey Black Series Tour Design No. 5 | Bridgestone Tour B XS

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  1. How long have you been playing golf? What’s your handicap or normal score?  I played every day during the summers when I was younger, but basically quit when I was in high school and easily frustrated.  Started back in the fall of 2020 and am now hooked.  Handicap established at 40, but down to 25 now.  I expect it to level off around bogey-golf.

  2. What do you love about golf?  It's a great escape by requiring focus on a stupid little white ball that won't go where you want it to!

  3. What brings you to MyGolfSpy? Do you already know any other Spies?  The equipment has changed a lot since I last played.  I love the data-driven approach and crave the trustworthy data when deciding what's right for me.

  4. Where are you from? What is your home course?  I live in central Kentucky, my home courses are Lexington Country Club and all of the 13 Kentucky State Parks courses.

  5. What are the best and worst things about golf in your region?  Great variety of courses and turfs, year-round golf is possible, the humidity can be hell, though!

  6. What do you do for a living?  Deputy Commissioner of the Kentucky Department of Parks (also, a recovering attorney)

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

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Workimage.png.a9f3c31463bf6f14251d7db6ad10b087.png http://parks.ky.gov/golf    Playimage.png.29e3285aae36d1193a0a301bf1ea79cc.png Lexington Country Club

Driver:titelist-small: 915D3 - Aldila Rouge Black 70 S
Wood:titelist-small: 917D3 3W - Mitsubish Diamana D+ 80 S
Irons:taylormade-small: 4-AW - VeloxT 65 R
Wedges: :cleveland-small: RTX4 58-9, :taylormade-small: Milled Grind 60-11
Putter:  :odyssey-small: Crimson Series 550
Ball:titelist-small: Pro V1x

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Hi, I'm Rex. 

 

  1. How long have you been playing golf? What’s your handicap or normal score? I retired about 5years ago and moved to Florida for retirement. I took up golf upon retirement. Normal score is about 100, but I hope to improve on that.

  2. What do you love about golf? I like the social aspect, and just getting out on a beautiful course 

  3. What brings you to MyGolfSpy? Do you already know any other Spies? I've been reading the reviews for a couple of years now.

  4. Where are you from? What is your home course? I'm from Illinois. My home course is Citrus Hills Oaks about an hour and a half north of Tampa

  5. What are the best and worst things about golf in your region? The best is the great weather in the winter. The worst is the summer heat

  6. What do you do for a living? Retired, enjoying golf and cycling. I worked as an electrical engineer prior to this.

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Bag: Ping 425 sft, tour edge Hl4 irons, XXIO 3 wood, 20 year old Nike putter

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

I played a bit in high school, but only a couple of times since then. Looking to get back into it, so my normal score is… whatever my team gets in scramble play.

  1. What do you love about golf?

It’s the fun of getting outside with friends, along with the challenge of improving my game and controlling my headspace.

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

A friend was testing some irons the other day and told me about it.

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

I’m in NC, in the Triad area. Don’t really have a “home” course.

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

Lots of sunny days, but lots of humidity. There are also a ton of affordable courses in my area.


5. What do you do for a living?

I’m a corporate lawyer.

6.How’d you pick your user name?

It’s a nickname a friend gave me way back.

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Shiny, Captain. 

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  1. How long have you been playing golf? What’s your handicap or normal score?       I played for a few years in my late 30's, scored usually in the mid 90's sometimes lower, may times higher.  I went through a divorce in my early 40's, priorities changed and I am now just starting to play again at the age of 60.

  2. What do you love about golf?      The fact that no matter how old you get you can still compete against yourself and your last round

  3. What brings you to MyGolfSpy? Do you already know any other Spies?     I found the sight while looking for reviews on clubs at the beginning of 2021, and just recently started watching the mygolfspy videos on youtube.  No I don't know any other spies

  4. Where are you from? What is your home course?     I live in Los Angeles, I don't have a home course but I can play plenty of courses in southern california 

  5. What are the best and worst things about golf in your region?     Best is weather, worst I would just have to say probably applies to just about everywhere, the price and how long it can take sometimes to play a round

  6. What do you do for a living?    I work for a local utility

  7. How’d you pick your user name?    It is what my buddies call me and the day of the month I was born

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How long have you been playing golf? What’s your handicap or normal score? I've been playing for 30 years and current handicap is around a 10.

What do you love about golf? I like hanging out with the guys for some competition and trash talking.

What brings you to MyGolfSpy? Do you already know any other Spies? I came here because of the great reviews, and just learned of the forums. I don't know anyone here that I'm aware of.

Where are you from? What is your home course? I'm from NC, and home courses are Riverbend and Deer Brook.

What are the best and worst things about golf in your region? Golf in my region is great. I'm in between the beach and the mountains and Pinehurst is just a couple hours away.

What do you do for a living? Aerospace 

How’d you pick your user name? Nickname since college.

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

    • Played competitively/consistently in HS (2008 - 2012), but took a hiatus and only played occasionally up until summer of 2020. Since then, been practicing multiple times during the week. 
    • No official handicap as of this writing (need to play more); can consistently break 90 with no issues. Peaked at ~4.0 in HS. 
  • What do you love about golf?

    • When it comes to practice, it's my "me-time"; an opportunity to shut out the world and focus on improving myself.
    • When it comes to playing, I love spending time with my buddies. Hard to beat 4-5 hours with your friends on the golf course. 
  • What brings you to MyGolfSpy? Do you already know any other Spies?

    • I appreciate the unbiased opinions and the focus on performance when it comes to reviewing gear. For example, I would have never heard of / bought the Inesis Waterproof golf shoes if it wasn't for this site. And I'm loving these shoes!

  • Where are you from? What is your home course?

    • Metro Atlanta (slightly OTP for my locals)

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

    • Best/Worst = Weather. Pretty much can play all year, but humidity in the summer is rough.

  • What do you do for a living?

    • Accountant (and no, I can't give you tax advice)

  • How’d you pick your user name?

    • Ping & Nike - my two favorite brands growing up

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:titelist-small: 909 D3 9.5*

:titelist-small: 909 F3 15*

:titelist-small: 585 H 21*

:cleveland-small: 588 MB 4-PW

:titelist-small: Vokey 52*, 56*, 60*

:scotty-small: California Monterey (2012)

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19 hours ago, Bryclops said:

 

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

I played a bit in high school, but only a couple of times since then. Looking to get back into it, so my normal score is… whatever my team gets in scramble play.

  1. What do you love about golf?

It’s the fun of getting outside with friends, along with the challenge of improving my game and controlling my headspace.

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

A friend was testing some irons the other day and told me about it.

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

I’m in NC, in the Triad area. Don’t really have a “home” course.

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

Lots of sunny days, but lots of humidity. There are also a ton of affordable courses in my area.


5. What do you do for a living?

I’m a corporate lawyer.

6.How’d you pick your user name?

It’s a nickname a friend gave me way back.

Welcome aboard! Your friend gives sage advice! 😁

12 hours ago, Hambone said:

How long have you been playing golf? What’s your handicap or normal score? I've been playing for 30 years and current handicap is around a 10.

What do you love about golf? I like hanging out with the guys for some competition and trash talking.

What brings you to MyGolfSpy? Do you already know any other Spies? I came here because of the great reviews, and just learned of the forums. I don't know anyone here that I'm aware of.

Where are you from? What is your home course? I'm from NC, and home courses are Riverbend and Deer Brook.

What are the best and worst things about golf in your region? Golf in my region is great. I'm in between the beach and the mountains and Pinehurst is just a couple hours away.

What do you do for a living? Aerospace 

How’d you pick your user name? Nickname since college.

Welcome!

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:callaway-small: Big Bertha (2014)

:callaway-small: X-20s 4-SW (missing 9 iron 😬)

:Sub70: 939X 4H

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

:EVNROLL: ER8v with Fujikura MC shaft (firm) / :odyssey-small: White Hot #4

:taylormade-small: V Steel 3 & 5 woods

:nike-small: Miami Hurricane Stand Bag

:callaway-small: Supersoft 

*Gaming these until I have enough consistency to get fitted.

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11 hours ago, Ping Swoosh said:
  • How long have you been playing golf? What’s your handicap or normal score?

    • Played competitively/consistently in HS (2008 - 2012), but took a hiatus and only played occasionally up until summer of 2020. Since then, been practicing multiple times during the week. 
    • No official handicap as of this writing (need to play more); can consistently break 90 with no issues. Peaked at ~4.0 in HS. 
  • What do you love about golf?

    • When it comes to practice, it's my "me-time"; an opportunity to shut out the world and focus on improving myself.
    • When it comes to playing, I love spending time with my buddies. Hard to beat 4-5 hours with your friends on the golf course. 
  • What brings you to MyGolfSpy? Do you already know any other Spies?

    • I appreciate the unbiased opinions and the focus on performance when it comes to reviewing gear. For example, I would have never heard of / bought the Inesis Waterproof golf shoes if it wasn't for this site. And I'm loving these shoes!

  • Where are you from? What is your home course?

    • Metro Atlanta (slightly OTP for my locals)

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

    • Best/Worst = Weather. Pretty much can play all year, but humidity in the summer is rough.

  • What do you do for a living?

    • Accountant (and no, I can't give you tax advice)

  • How’d you pick your user name?

    • Ping & Nike - my two favorite brands growing up

Welcome aboard!

:callaway-small: Big Bertha (2014)

:callaway-small: X-20s 4-SW (missing 9 iron 😬)

:Sub70: 939X 4H

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

:EVNROLL: ER8v with Fujikura MC shaft (firm) / :odyssey-small: White Hot #4

:taylormade-small: V Steel 3 & 5 woods

:nike-small: Miami Hurricane Stand Bag

:callaway-small: Supersoft 

*Gaming these until I have enough consistency to get fitted.

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

    • Started and played consistently in late 90s early 2000s, but stopped playing due to family, work, other interests, etc. around 2008. Started playing again in fall of 2020.  Play infrequently, but practice multiple days per week.
    • No official handicap.  I keep my own records.  Currently playing to 20.1 - previously about a 9. Hoping to work my way back there over time.
  • What do you love about golf?

    • The mental-physical challenge of working to get better.
    • The solitude of practice.
    • The game has also provided a means to stay connected to life long friends.
  • What brings you to MyGolfSpy? Do you already know any other Spies?

    • The community.

    • The wealth of knowledge and info available.

    • Didn't know any other Spies

  • Where are you from? What is your home course?

    • Greensboro, NC

    • No home course.

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

    • Worst = Summer heat & humidity

    • Best = Variety & Value.  Mountains to the west, the beach to the east. and Pinehurst and the Sandhills in between
  • What do you do for a living?

    • Utility operations

  • How’d you pick your user name?

    • Thats my name.

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On 4/23/2021 at 9:41 PM, myherobobhope said:

I signed up here awhile ago, but haven’t really participated... I’m in Louisville, ky.

getting back into golf from a back injury in august.

I lived in Louisville back in the 1970’s…..played Seneca, Cherokee and Chenowith.  Public courses but well taken care of.

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Driver: PXG 0211 w/Evenflo Riptide CB Regular shaft 

Fairways:  Cobra King F8 3-4W(16*) & 5-6W(20*) w/Mitsubishi ck Blue regular shaft 

Hybrid: Cobra F8 3 Hybrid(19*) w/Recoil ES regular shaft 

Irons: Wilson D7 5-PW w/Recoil 460 Regular graphite shafts 

Wedges: Cleveland RTX Zipcore(50*/54*/58*) w/True Temper Spinner Wedge steel shaft  

Putter: 33" Evnroll ER2 w/Evnroll Gravity Grip 

Bag: Vice cart bag(Black).  

Pushcart:  Caddytek 3.0 from Costco

Ball: Maxfli Tour CG & Titleist Pro V1x.

 

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New to mygolfspy forum.  I am a former professional long driver and veteran competitor in world long drive championships from 1989-2015.  Currently a Lead Coach and Director of Clinics and Academies at Dustin Johnson Golf School at TPC Myrtle Beach in Murrells Inlet, SC.  My specialty is sharing my knowledge and research in maximizing accurate distance for golfers at any age or skill level from swing mechanics to equipment.  I am also a Certified Mental Sports Coach teaching mental strategies for preparation, visualization and competition.

I have travelled the globe hitting my driver in many places across Europe, Asia, South America, Canada and all over the U.S. and played golf with a lot of famous people have lot's of stories, some I can share...and some I will never tell.

I hope to be an asset to this forum.

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  1. How long have you been playing golf? Just started back after 10 year absence.  What’s your handicap or normal score? I used to shoot high 80's to Low 90's,  Don't know now.

  2.  What do you love about golf?  Being outdoors,  making new friend at the course

  3. What brings you to MyGolfSpy? To learn  Do you already know any other Spies?  No

  4. Where are you from? Largo, FL. West of Tampa  What is your home course?  Don't have one

  5. What are the best and worst things about golf in your region?  So many choices,  Humidity will kill you here.

  6. What do you do for a living?  Home Improvement

  7. How’d you pick your user name?  First name and year

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Hello all from Sarasota FL,

1. Iv been playing regularly for the past 3 years. On and off starting in high school. I currently hold a 9 handicap down from 14.

2. What isn’t there to love about golf. The design layouts, creativity with shots, never playing the same course the same way, walking in peace and quiet just the sounds of nature. Having learned to accept the bad with the good in golf I have not only played better, this has truly become my meditation.

3. I have been diving thru the forum for reviews in equipment and accessories having upgraded my bad over the past year, and my little addiction to all hold gadgets, I trust the people here to be realistic and honest in opinions.

4. I am from Sarasota (Venice) FL, for a walking course it’s the trusted muni Lake Venice, for riding there is an easy rotation of a handful of courses and more newer courses having recently been developed.

5. Best thing is easy, the number of courses to choose from(more needing tlc now). Worst is easy, rates drop but the rain starts for the entire summer tee times need to finish before afternoon showers.

6. Builder - kitchens, baths, remodels

7. The way my name is in tournaments

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TSI3 Driver tour ad iz 6X

TS3 15* 3 wood evenflow white

818 H1 21* hybrid evenflow blue

4-W Titleist T200 Modus 3 120 1* Flat .5 cut

Vokey 54*S - 60*M SM7

Scotty Fastback 1.5 33” 20g weights

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Hello all, my name is Stephen Cole and I am from Cartersville, GA. I look forward to chatting with you all about all things golf. 

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Callaway Rogue Driver 10.5 Aldila Synergy 50 A Flex

Callaway Big Bertha Fusion 3 Wood Aldila NVS 55R (old school)

Callaway Mavrik Max 4 Hybrid Project X 55 5.0

Callaway Mavrik Max Irons 5-PW Project X 55 5.0

Vokey SM8 Wedge 56 10S

Ping Sigma 2 Arna Putter 35 inch

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On 8/2/2021 at 7:55 PM, Hambone said:

How long have you been playing golf? What’s your handicap or normal score? I've been playing for 30 years and current handicap is around a 10.

What do you love about golf? I like hanging out with the guys for some competition and trash talking.

What brings you to MyGolfSpy? Do you already know any other Spies? I came here because of the great reviews, and just learned of the forums. I don't know anyone here that I'm aware of.

Where are you from? What is your home course? I'm from NC, and home courses are Riverbend and Deer Brook.

What are the best and worst things about golf in your region? Golf in my region is great. I'm in between the beach and the mountains and Pinehurst is just a couple hours away.

What do you do for a living? Aerospace 

How’d you pick your user name? Nickname since college.

Riverbend in Shelby NC? I used to play that course quite a bit back when I lived in Gaffney SC----

Driver ---- TM M-6 Evenflow 65 G R flex---- 3 wood TM V-Steel Aldila 65G R Flex--- 7 Wood TM V-Steel Ust Pro Force 65 R flex---  Irons 4 thru PW 1980 Macgregor VIP Hogan Apex #2 shafts-- SW Cleveland 588 56* S-400 Sensicore---- LW Cleveland 588 60* S-400 Sensicore--- Putter Rusty 1997 Scotty Cameron Santa Fe fluted Bulls Eye shaft- Bag My Old School Titleist Mini Staff

 

 

 

 

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On 8/24/2021 at 10:48 AM, HOF3XWLDC said:

New to mygolfspy forum.  I am a former professional long driver and veteran competitor in world long drive championships from 1989-2015.  Currently a Lead Coach and Director of Clinics and Academies at Dustin Johnson Golf School at TPC Myrtle Beach in Murrells Inlet, SC.  My specialty is sharing my knowledge and research in maximizing accurate distance for golfers at any age or skill level from swing mechanics to equipment.  I am also a Certified Mental Sports Coach teaching mental strategies for preparation, visualization and competition.

I have travelled the globe hitting my driver in many places across Europe, Asia, South America, Canada and all over the U.S. and played golf with a lot of famous people have lot's of stories, some I can share...and some I will never tell.

I hope to be an asset to this forum.

Yep you are more than less around the corner from me. I live in GC and a member at Indigo Creek was at Indian Wells for a number of years until you know what happened there. And absolutely yes with your background and current teaching position you will be a valuable asset to our little community of MGS

Do not take it personally but I have a deep animosity for the Founders Group which owns TPC for what they did with Indian Wells and some other things they did. So I will apoligize in advance for anything I say negative about the Founders group---- I still have friends that work for the group and they are still friends but know exactly how I feel. So do not take me personally. Who knows me may already know each other I know so many folks in the Golf Industry here. Anyhow welcome to MGS

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Driver ---- TM M-6 Evenflow 65 G R flex---- 3 wood TM V-Steel Aldila 65G R Flex--- 7 Wood TM V-Steel Ust Pro Force 65 R flex---  Irons 4 thru PW 1980 Macgregor VIP Hogan Apex #2 shafts-- SW Cleveland 588 56* S-400 Sensicore---- LW Cleveland 588 60* S-400 Sensicore--- Putter Rusty 1997 Scotty Cameron Santa Fe fluted Bulls Eye shaft- Bag My Old School Titleist Mini Staff

 

 

 

 

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On 9/23/2021 at 4:09 AM, BIG STU said:

Riverbend in Shelby NC? I used to play that course quite a bit back when I lived in Gaffney SC----

 

Yep! Live about 10 minutes away... Played Cherokee National down in Gaffney many times as well.

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On 9/22/2021 at 7:38 PM, Revscole said:

Hello all, my name is Stephen Cole and I am from Cartersville, GA. I look forward to chatting with you all about all things golf. 

Welcome aboard fellow Georgian!

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Callaway  Epic Flash 10.5 Driver
Callaway MAVRIK MAX 3 - wood
Callaway Big Bertha 2019  4 & 5 hybrid 
Callaway  Max 6 - PW Irons
Cleveland CBX 2 50 & 54 Degree Wedge
Cleveland CBX Full-Face Wedge 58 degree
Evnroll 
 ER2 Putter
 

 

 



 

 

 

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