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Greetings from North Georgia.  Just getting back into the game and found this forum.

 

  1. How long have you been playing golf? What’s your handicap or normal score? I've been playing since I was a kid, but have taken 3-4 long breaks due to life events.  I haven't hit more than 500 balls in the past 6-7 years and looking to get back into the game.  So, now...in the 2 rounds I've played recently, I scored 105+.  Previously played in the 10-12 hcp range and hope to get back to that soon.
  2. What do you love about golf?  There has been no perfect game.  I enjoy being outdoors and getting exercise and striking the ball well...that one shot that motivates one to come back out the next day.

  3. What brings you to MyGolfSpy? Do you already know any other Spies?  Don't know anyone else here...seems to be a good place to get course and equipment ideas.

  4. Where are you from? What is your home course?  Born and raised in the Northwest and joined the military after high school. Currently living in Ellijay, GA.

  5. What are the best and worst things about golf in your region?  Year round golf/outdoor activities...but June-August is too damn hot!

  6. What do you do for a living?  Pilot for a Major Air Line.

  7. How’d you pick your user name?  Name given to me while I was in the military based on the aircraft I flew and part of my last name.

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5 hours ago, ApachePhil said:

 

Greetings from North Georgia.  Just getting back into the game and found this forum.

 

  1. How long have you been playing golf? What’s your handicap or normal score? I've been playing since I was a kid, but have taken 3-4 long breaks due to life events.  I haven't hit more than 500 balls in the past 6-7 years and looking to get back into the game.  So, now...in the 2 rounds I've played recently, I scored 105+.  Previously played in the 10-12 hcp range and hope to get back to that soon.
  2. What do you love about golf?  There has been no perfect game.  I enjoy being outdoors and getting exercise and striking the ball well...that one shot that motivates one to come back out the next day.

  3. What brings you to MyGolfSpy? Do you already know any other Spies?  Don't know anyone else here...seems to be a good place to get course and equipment ideas.

  4. Where are you from? What is your home course?  Born and raised in the Northwest and joined the military after high school. Currently living in Ellijay, GA.

  5. What are the best and worst things about golf in your region?  Year round golf/outdoor activities...but June-August is too damn hot!

  6. What do you do for a living?  Pilot for a Major Air Line.

  7. How’d you pick your user name?  Name given to me while I was in the military based on the aircraft I flew and part of my last name.

 

Welcome aboard!   I'm down the road from you in Watkinsville, Ga.   A bunch of us are heading up to Clayton, Ga. Sunday - Tuesday for some golf at Kingswood CC. 

Cleveland Launcher XL 10.5 Driver
Cleveland Launcher xl halo hy-wood 18 Degree
Cleveland Launcher XL Halo 7- wood
Cleveland Launcher XL Irons 5 - PW 
Cleveland CBX 2 50 & 54 Degree Wedge
Cleveland CBX Full-Face Wedge 58 degree
Odyssey 
 Dual Force Rossie 1 Broom Stick  Putter 47 inch
Square Strike Wedge aka pocket picker 


 

 

 



 

 

 

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7 hours ago, ApachePhil said:

 

Greetings from North Georgia.  Just getting back into the game and found this forum.

 

  1. How long have you been playing golf? What’s your handicap or normal score? I've been playing since I was a kid, but have taken 3-4 long breaks due to life events.  I haven't hit more than 500 balls in the past 6-7 years and looking to get back into the game.  So, now...in the 2 rounds I've played recently, I scored 105+.  Previously played in the 10-12 hcp range and hope to get back to that soon.
  2. What do you love about golf?  There has been no perfect game.  I enjoy being outdoors and getting exercise and striking the ball well...that one shot that motivates one to come back out the next day.

  3. What brings you to MyGolfSpy? Do you already know any other Spies?  Don't know anyone else here...seems to be a good place to get course and equipment ideas.

  4. Where are you from? What is your home course?  Born and raised in the Northwest and joined the military after high school. Currently living in Ellijay, GA.

  5. What are the best and worst things about golf in your region?  Year round golf/outdoor activities...but June-August is too damn hot!

  6. What do you do for a living?  Pilot for a Major Air Line.

  7. How’d you pick your user name?  Name given to me while I was in the military based on the aircraft I flew and part of my last name.

Welcome! I too am from Ellijay, hope you stick around and stay active on here as it's a great community to talk all things golf! If you're ever playing Whitepath, don't hit it left on hole 6 or you'll be in my yard!

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3 Wood: :cobra-small: SpeedZone Big Tour 13.5° Project X HZRDUS Smoke Yellow 70 6.0
4 Hybrid: :cobra-small: KING LTDx 21° KBS PGI 85 Stiff
Irons: :srixon-small: ZX5/ZX7 Project X LZ 6.0
Wedges: Edison Forged 49°, 53°, 57°
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4 hours ago, ole gray said:

 

Welcome aboard!   I'm down the road from you in Watkinsville, Ga.   A bunch of us are heading up to Clayton, Ga. Sunday - Tuesday for some golf at Kingswood CC. 

Thanks!  I'll keep an eye out for more outings in the future...We are leaving Sunday to hopefully escape the heat-headed to Maine to do some hiking.  Y'all enjoy!

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2 hours ago, Josh Ross said:

Welcome! I too am from Ellijay, hope you stick around and stay active on here as it's a great community to talk all things golf! If you're ever playing Whitepath, don't hit it left on hole 6 or you'll be in my yard!

Ha!!  I was well right on 6 the day I played Whitepath.  I suspect it will eventually become my home course-its a pretty track.  I'll have to pick your brain about how to stay out of trouble...missed shots are heavily penalized here!  I live off of 13 and just bought a membership!  Look forward to meeting the regulars and chasing the ball around the hills!

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11 hours ago, ApachePhil said:

 

Greetings from North Georgia.  Just getting back into the game and found this forum.

 

  1. How long have you been playing golf? What’s your handicap or normal score? I've been playing since I was a kid, but have taken 3-4 long breaks due to life events.  I haven't hit more than 500 balls in the past 6-7 years and looking to get back into the game.  So, now...in the 2 rounds I've played recently, I scored 105+.  Previously played in the 10-12 hcp range and hope to get back to that soon.
  2. What do you love about golf?  There has been no perfect game.  I enjoy being outdoors and getting exercise and striking the ball well...that one shot that motivates one to come back out the next day.

  3. What brings you to MyGolfSpy? Do you already know any other Spies?  Don't know anyone else here...seems to be a good place to get course and equipment ideas.

  4. Where are you from? What is your home course?  Born and raised in the Northwest and joined the military after high school. Currently living in Ellijay, GA.

  5. What are the best and worst things about golf in your region?  Year round golf/outdoor activities...but June-August is too damn hot!

  6. What do you do for a living?  Pilot for a Major Air Line.

  7. How’d you pick your user name?  Name given to me while I was in the military based on the aircraft I flew and part of my last name.

Welcome. I'm a couple of hours away in Hull, GA.

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Fairway Woods: Tour Edge 3-5-7 E521

Irons: PXG 0211 DC 4-SW

Putter: SeeMore Si3

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If you find the putter let me and everyone else know. LOL   Loved the TPC.  Was hole marshal on hole #2.  Lucky enough to have hole selected as Best Marshalled one year.   

 

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17 hours ago, A Ziggy said:

Northeast Florida, home of the TPC and God's waiting room.

If you find a no 3 putt putter let me know as well as everyone else.  Loved the TPC.  Played it once.  Even hit island green with first shot.  Was hole captain on hole #2 and was lucky enough to have hole selection as Best Marshalled hole one year.

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On 8/1/2022 at 10:54 PM, A J Ziggy said:

Northeast Florida, home of the TPC and God's waiting room.

I I've been connected with golf since the '60s. Rumdale bowls with the best of the McGregor squad when McGregor was a squad. Up until my father passed away 10 years ago I was interwoven with professional golf here in Florida. I can drop names but that's not important, but my father was working for Richard McCumber till the day he died, and when I was 6 years old my uncle dropped me off at a golf course at 6:00 in the morning on his way to the coal mines and pick me up at 8:30 at night in the cart barn while he repaired the carts. Nowadays I'm just an old fart, but it was really tough to beat Jack when he was at his peak. Although Jack didn't seem to win much once tiger showed up, but I don't think tigers winning much more anymore. So perhaps it's time y'all Young whippersnappers taught us old folks how far away from competition we really are today.

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Greetings!

  • I played sporadically since an early age, but more so in the past 15 years, then more frequently since retirement about 8 years ago. Until about 3 years ago was an unofficial HDCP in the mid 20s, but never satisfied with that.  Took 2 lessons 3 years ago and after remaking my swing from lifelong bad habits started to score and logged a 16 HDCP. Through continuing improvement and understanding swing mechanics now at a lifetime low of 11.1. 

  • Like most, I love the challenge, but what I found I like best is being able to understand my mechanics, researching various aspects of playing the game, then translating or putting what I learn into practice. I’ve always been very competitive, but most of my golf is casual, and while playing in a foursome with friends, the only 2 opponents are me and the golf course. 

  • My interest in MGS came from reading reviews.  I am looking for new clubs (primarily irons), and find the experiences of others to be very informative. 

  • I have homes in FL and Greensboro, GA, but spend most of my time in GA playing Reynolds Lake Oconee.

  • It’s all good.  A bit too cold and rainy in Jan -Mar for me, but a great time to work on strength and conditioning.

  • Retired from the military/defense industry.

  • As for my name, my parents stuck it on me.

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:taylormade-small:: Rescue 3 & 4, Aldila Reax 65 S

:ping-small:: G15 5i -SW, AMT S

Iron A Nelson: 58 deg, LB 

:ping-small:: Putter, 2i B60

:srixon-small:: Q-Star Tour

 

 

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On 4/5/2022 at 10:23 PM, TampaLuke78 said:

 

  1. How long have you been playing golf? 24 years

  2. What’s your handicap or normal score? I’m a 12.9

  3. What do you love about golf? What’s not to love. Competition, friendship, the outdoors, travel, testing yourself. 

  4. What brings you to MyGolfSpy? I’ve read the reviews and I want to become a more active part of the community. Do you already know any other Spies? Maybe, but I don’t think so  

  5. Where are you from? Tampa Florida What is your home course? Feather Sound Golf and Country Club

  6. What are the best and worst things about golf in your region? The weather to both  

  7. What do you do for a living? Corporate Banker

  8. How’d you pick your user name? Location/name

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Welcome Luke, I live in Wesley Chapel, just north of Tampa, play at Plantation Palms.  Let me know if you want to come up for a round. Play Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday. My Hcp is 16 am 71 yrs old.

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Fairways:  image.png.80321f01fc46450b6f428c7daf7b3471.pngPXG 0211 5W & 7W w/ Evenflo Riptide CB  regular shaft and Tour Edge E521 9W w/Fubuki HD50 regular shaft

Hybrid: Ben Hogan VKTR 3 Hybrid(18*)w/Recoil ES regular shaft

IronsTitleist T300 5-PW w/Fubuki MV Senior graphite shafts w/Golf Pride Tour

Wedges: Cleveland RTX Zipcore (50*/54*/58*) w/DG Spinner wedge shafts 

Putter: 33”   Evnroll ER2 w/Evnroll Gravity Grip 

Bag: Vice cart bag(Black). 

Ball: Maxfli Tour CG & Titleist Pro V1x.

Using Shot Scope V3 and MG4000 Rangefinder

 

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  1. How long have you been playing golf? What’s your handicap or normal score? I’ve been playing golf since I was in high school, so just over 20 years. I stopped playing for a while and picked it back up during COVID.  Started in the 100s and got the handicap down to around a 15.  Grinding to break 80 for the first time…

  2. What do you love about golf? I think that what I love most is that you can always get better. I love practicing and working on my game.

  3. What brings you to MyGolfSpy? Do you already know any other Spies? I’ve recently become quite obsessed with golf equipment, seems like a good place to get my fix…

  4. Where are you from? What is your home course? I moved from Buffalo, NY to Knoxville, TN about two months ago.  No home course yet!

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

  6. What do you do for a living? I work in Treasury (Finance), specifically foreign exchange trading. 

  7. How’d you pick your user name? A nickname - my last name shortened. 

A few photos of a buddies trip to Whistling Straits/Erin Hills last year!

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On 6/12/2022 at 9:11 AM, GolfingCarp said:

Where are you from? What is your home course? 

Durham, NC. I usually play either Falls Village or The Crossings.

Hey neighbor! I'm out at Falls quite a bit; sure wish they'd get around to fixing the bunkers, but still a fun track!

Driver: :srixon-small: ZX5 9.5* with 46.5" Ventus Blue 6X
3-wood: :taylormade-small: SIM 15* with Diamana Limited 75S
5-wood: :cobra-small: RADspeed 18.5* with Motore X F3 60S
2i: :srixon-small: ZX with SteelFiber i95 Stiff

4hy: :titleist-small: TS3 23* with Tensei AV Blue 70 S
4i-7i :srixon-small: ZX7, 8i-PW Z-Forged, Modus3 Tour 120 S
50*, 54* :cleveland-small: RTX ZipCore Modus3 Tour 115
60* :cleveland-small: RTX Full Face ZipCore DG Spinner S400
Putter: :cleveland-small: HB Soft Premier 11s, :callaway-small: Toulon Chicago

Ball: Maxfli Tour, ProV1, Left Dash
Bag: :srixon-small: Ltd Edition Tartan, blue/green/yellow

Using :ShotScope: to keep track of my shots
:SuperSpeed: and Fit for Golf 

Tested:
:wilson_staff_small: D7 Forged 3i-PW, KBS Tour-V 110S - Official Review
:titelist-small: Blind Ball Test (Ball #3 vs Ball #4) - Unofficial Review
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 V3 GPS Watch + Tags - Official Review

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On 8/15/2022 at 8:45 PM, GaryF said:

Greetings!

  • I played sporadically since an early age, but more so in the past 15 years, then more frequently since retirement about 8 years ago. Until about 3 years ago was an unofficial HDCP in the mid 20s, but never satisfied with that.  Took 2 lessons 3 years ago and after remaking my swing from lifelong bad habits started to score and logged a 16 HDCP. Through continuing improvement and understanding swing mechanics now at a lifetime low of 11.1. 

  • Like most, I love the challenge, but what I found I like best is being able to understand my mechanics, researching various aspects of playing the game, then translating or putting what I learn into practice. I’ve always been very competitive, but most of my golf is casual, and while playing in a foursome with friends, the only 2 opponents are me and the golf course. 

  • My interest in MGS came from reading reviews.  I am looking for new clubs (primarily irons), and find the experiences of others to be very informative. 

  • I have homes in FL and Greensboro, GA, but spend most of my time in GA playing Reynolds Lake Oconee.

  • It’s all good.  A bit too cold and rainy in Jan -Mar for me, but a great time to work on strength and conditioning.

  • Retired from the military/defense industry.

  • As for my name, my parents stuck it on me.

Welcome aboard neighbor. I am just up the road in Watkinsville.

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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:  7 - PW T100S, 4 -6 T200 all with Nippon NS Pro 880 AMC Chrome Stiff 

Irons: :cobra-small: 4 - PW King Forged Tec with Aerotech Steelfiber I95 Stiff

Wedges:  :titelist-small: Vokey SM 8 - 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 or Maxfli Tour

 

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45 minutes ago, GaDawg said:

Welcome aboard neighbor. I am just up the road in Watkinsville.

Thank you! Most of my Dr’s are in Watkinsville.  Last year had knee surgery who does ortho for UGA football and got me back on the course in 7 weeks, but told me if I played football I would have already played 2 games. Much respect for the Dawgs, you gave us Mel. 

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:taylormade-small:: Rescue 3 & 4, Aldila Reax 65 S

:ping-small:: G15 5i -SW, AMT S

Iron A Nelson: 58 deg, LB 

:ping-small:: Putter, 2i B60

:srixon-small:: Q-Star Tour

 

 

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  1. How long have you been playing golf? What’s your handicap or normal score?
    I played a bit in HS and college barely breaking 100 at the time. Took 20 years before I could afford to play much regularly after that. I shoot mid-80s to mid-90s and my handicap is currently 15.8, but it's been lower in the last year. Just going through some swing improvements that aren't showing on the scorecard yet.

  2. What do you love about golf?
    That shot. Whether it's the 80' putt I hit during a father-son scramble this weekend with my 11yo or sticking a 9 iron from 135 to 6', that's why I come back.

  3. What brings you to MyGolfSpy? Do you already know any other Spies?
    Been following MGS on Twitter for a while and appreciated the info they put out as I was looking for clubs recently. I had no idea what kind I needed and their data and info was very helpful.

  4. Where are you from? What is your home course?
    Just outside Birmingham, AL. My home course is Grayson Valley.

  5. What are the best and worst things about golf in your region?
    On my side of town, there's not a lot of great courses, but there are a ton in the area. Many are private and way out of my price range, but my son gets to play them as part of the PGA Jr. League and BGA. That's the worst part. Watching my kid get to play all these great courses knowing I never will. 😄

  6. What do you do for a living?
    I'm an IT Architect.

  7. How’d you pick your user name?
    I had to pick one for a BBS in HS, I've used it ever since for the most part. The number is the basketball number I used in 11th and 12th grade.

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

    • 28 now and been playing since I was 7. The time put into the game definitely outdoes the scores I am shooting! ha! Typically a great day is a 77 ish and bad days usually around 85. Playing to a 7 at the moment

  2. What do you love about golf?

    • I love the challenge and the calm a golf course brings.

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

    • I am a gear head and love to read about all things golf equipment. Newbie!

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

    • Originally from Denver, CO. Home course is South Suburban GC. Shoutout the Burb. Currently living in Tampa where my home track is Rocky Point down the street from me. 

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

    • Best is the number of courses around and that golf is year round. Growing up in Denver, golf was a seasonal thing with snow and such. Worst things are the heat, the type of grass, and style of course. I'm used to elevation changes and hills in Colorado, Florida golf is very meh. Fast and firm for me, please.

  6. What do you do for a living?

    • I am the head team photographer for the Buccaneers here in Tampa.

  7. How’d you pick your user name?

    • Boring....just parts of my name. 

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3W: Mizuno STZ w/ VA Drago Stiff Shaft

2i: Ping G425 w Ping Tour 85S shaft

3h: Ping G425 w/ KBS Tour Hybrid 85S 

Irons 5-G: PXG 0211 w/ TT Elevate Tour VSS 115

Wedges: 54 & 58 Edel SMS C Grind w/ KBS Hi-Rev 125 Stiff shafts

Putter: '21 SC Phantom X 5.5 w/ SuperStroke 3.0

 

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Hey everyone!! This is Bruce from Tampa. Always looking for new playing partners so let me know if interested. putter.

My bag consists of TM Stealth Plus 1 Driver and 3 wood. Ping G425 Hybrids 3 and 4 irons. Titleist T-300 5 thru gap wedge 48 degree. Vokey SM9 52 and 56 wedges. TM Spider EX. Either Titleist AVX/Tour Soft or Srixon Q Star balls

  1. How long have you been playing golf? What’s your handicap or normal score?  Been playing on and off for 55 years. Was a 3 hdcp in college now a 12. Normally shoot mid 80's

  2. What do you love about golf?

    • Just getting out in nature and relaxing

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

    • Love to daddle with new stuff. Alwyas love opinions and reviews

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

    Born and raised in Tampa. Basically lived at the old 27 hole Rocky point for 10 years as a youth. No home course now but play a league at Westchase
  5. What are the best and worst things about golf in your region?                So hot and muggy. But I love u can play all year                             

  6. What do you do for a living?

    • Sales supervisor Progressive

  7. How’d you pick your user name?

    • Been coaching fastpitch softball for 23 years. Still coach High school today

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