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

Good afternoon, I started playing golf in 2010 about twice a year. Just recently after recovering from multiple surgeries due to decades of extreme sports, I have decided to slow down and focus on one sport that is extremely challenging so here I am.

Last year I was in the 110’s and this year right of the bat am starting in the low 100’s and new clubs on the way.

2.     What do you love about golf?

I love the challenge and extreme mental focus one can always pursue but never master so the challenge never ends.

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

My good friend Shankster on mygolfspy who really brought me in the game the last couple years introduced me to the site recently.

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

I am from the greater Seattle, Washington area but live in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. I play the Northern Michigan University Golf Course regularly and Greywall’s a few times a year.

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

Marquette, MI has one of the most beautiful places in the summer (I have lived up and down both east and west coasts to include Hawaii) and I can at most times walk on to a course and play at any time. Greywalls one of the top golf courses in Michigan and is just a blast

The bad thing it starts snowing in October and ends sometime in April and accumulates on average 180” of snow a year. Luckily NMU has an indoor golf simulator I can use!

6.     What do you do for a living?

I have been serving in the Coast Guard for over a decade with the goal of impacting communities in a positive way and always being there when others are in need help.

7.     How’d you pick your username?

I picked my username because I like Ford Raptors, again it snows 180” a year where I live and having a nice truck to drive through it is something I dream of, ha!




Wooooo! About time you got on here Joe!

Everyone please welcome my former colleague and good good friend Joe to the forum!
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Welcome @JoesRaptor ! Glad to have you aboard and happy to see that you already have a contact in @Shankster .  If there is anyone that knows the ins and outs around here he's a good one. 

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Hello everyone! Excited to become a part of a passionate golfing community! Thank you very much for having me.

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

I have been playing golf for about 3 years now! From the rounds I have played I have calculated a handicap of 25.9. 

         2.What do you love about golf?

There is nothing more peaceful, challenging, or rewarding than playing golf. For me, someone who loves being outdoors and in nature, this has become one of my favorite activities. I wish I had picked golf up sooner.

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

I have been thinking about joining a golfing community that shares the same passion and vigor the sport as I have. Learning that this is a dedicated community that loves testing and comparing the best equipment piqued my interest right away! Sadly, I do not know any other spies but I love making new friends and I hope to learn and cultivate my game along with all of you!

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

Originally I am from Lacrosse, Wisconsin but currently live in Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin. My home course is Blackstone Creek Golf Club in Germantown, Wisconsin. 

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

The best things about golf in my region is that I have a lot of options of different courses in a close area. I also love not sweating through all of my clothes when I can play rounds in the spring and fall! The worst things about golf in my region is that some courses can become very wet even from a slight rain. Oh, and the humidity too! Makes holding onto clubs challenging at times!

         6. What do you do for a living?

I am an Environmental Health Specialist for a local health department

         7. How’d you pick your user name?

Simple and effective, like I hope my golf game will become one day!

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Driver: Cobra F9, stiff, (set 10 deg)

3 Wood: Srixon F65, Reg, (15 deg)

Hybrid: Cobra Baffler TWS, reg, (20 deg)

Irons: Cobra Forged One Length, stiff( 4-PW)

Wedges: 52 deg Ray Cook, 56deg TM Milled Grind, 60 deg Ray Cook

Putter: Odyssey White Hot Xg 2-ball F7

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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 ten years, since I was a freshman in high school. My handicap is right around 4 as of now. I had major surgery nearly 5 years ago that still affects my play, but I'm working on getting it back to where it was.

  2. What do you love about golf? First of all, being outside and the camaraderie. Second, I enjoy the fact that golf is an individual sport and that you have no one else to blame for bad play.  

  3. What brings you to MyGolfSpy? Do you already know any other Spies? I've actually been a MGS reader for years, I just haven't taken the steps to become a full member, which is why I am doing it now.

  4. Where are you from? What is your home course? I moved around quite a bit, but if I had to choose one place, it would be the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. As of now I live near Kalamazoo.

  5. What are the best and worst things about golf in your region? The best part is definitely the ability to play reasonably high quality golf courses for a good price as compared to other regions/states. The worst? The weather.

  6. What do you do for a living? As of now I am still in college but I interned as a golf instructor out west for about 9 months in the last year.

  7. How’d you pick your user name? It's my name. Nothing creative, may have to change.

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  1. How long have you been playing golf? What’s your handicap or normal score?  I've been golfing for as long as I can remember, my grandparents started teaching me when I was 8 (Roughly 16 years) My handicap has been pretty steady the past couple years. My handicap was around 5 throughout the from 2014-2018 (I was working at a golf shop/range in Southwest Michigan) now that I'm back in Illinois and working full time I haven't had much time to actually practice, last year my average score was around 82-85. With everything going on in today's world I've had plenty of time to practice my short game at home, hoping to get my handicap back down this season.

  2. What do you love about golf?  Growing up I was always involved with team sports. My favorite part of golf is the fact that it's you and your clubs, never having to rely on someone else to do their job to succeed. Obliviously in a team sport it's easy to put the blame on someone else and not address what you could've done better, whereas in golf all the focus is on how you can improve your own skills to be the best you on the course.  

  3. What brings you to MyGolfSpy? Do you already know any other Spies? I've been following MyGolfSpy for awhile now but just decided to join the forum page to have conversations with real people who actually understand the struggles/equipment that amateurs face.

  4. Where are you from? What is your home course?  Born and raised in Illinois. Do not really have a home course, but I normally play at Sanctuary/Silver Lake/Green Garden/Odyssey 

  5. What are the best and worst things about golf in your region? Best for my area would be amount of courses in my area with the worst being the conditions post rain. I'm not sure why but most of the courses around me have terrible drainage.

  6. What do you do for a living?  Although I wear many hats at my current job, my "official" title is International Operations Manager for a Third-Party Logistics Company 

  7. How’d you pick your user name? My legal first name is Gerald so all my friends used to call me Young Gerald because even at 23 years old I look like I'm 12

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:taylormade-small: M4 Rescue 19° and 25°, Atmos Red 60
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How long have you been playing golf? What’s your handicap or normal score?

  • started June 2013 and can’t seem to budge lower than an 18 hcp

What do you love about golf?

  • for me, it’s time where I can’t think about anything else besides what’s going on in front of me. It’s something I’ll never master. I also enjoy walking outside. 

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

  • don't know any other spies, but have enjoyed the content, the tone of the site and reviews

Where are you from? What is your home course?

  • minneapolis by way of Chicago
  • play at Olympic Hills in Eden Prairie, MN

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

  • best: beautiful summer with long days
  • worst: I’ve had blizzards on my April birthday 2 of the last 3 years

What do you do for a living?

  • physician

How’d you pick your user name?

  • i just wrote my name. Like a dork. 
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hello all..

John Wagner from Michigan

been playing golf for 4 years..my son got me started and now im kinda hooked..handicap is roughly 20..a work in progress

what i love about golf...well its very challenging..basically just you versus the golf course

why i came here and joined..i have read alot of the articles..watched lots of the video posts..decided it was time to join

im from Michigan..and i wouldhave to say  home course would Lakes of Taylor

hmm..best thing about golf here...would have to be the wide variety of course styles we have through out the state

worst part..would definitely be the we cant cant golf all year around here..LOL

i work as an Electrician for one of the Big 3

how i came up with forum name..just used 1st 2 initials nd last name

 

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17 hours ago, Young_Gerald said:

How’d you pick your user name? My legal first name is Gerald so all my friends used to call me Young Gerald because even at 23 years old I look like I'm 12

So we can call you Doogie?

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:755178188_TourEdge: CBX 119 19° hybrid Project X Even Flow Blue 6.0
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  1. How long have you been playing golf? What’s your handicap or normal score? Off and on since childhood... 20 years??? Currently 13 handicap

  2. What do you love about golf? The challenge, and the fact that I am not good, so there is always room for improvement

  3. What brings you to MyGolfSpy? Do you already know any other Spies? When so many people in the game I trust reference MyGolfSpy it gives you a lot of confidence in what you find here. Also have a science background I love taking feelings and emotions out of the equation and just getting data.

  4. Where are you from? What is your home course? Madison, WI. Odana Hills... Muni golf for life.

  5. What are the best and worst things about golf in your region? We have a ton of options (in season), From nice and super accessible city courses, to a pitch and putt with lights that stays open until 11PM, to UW Ridge that hosts a PGA Champions Tour event. We are also a short drive to Erin Hills, Whistling Straits or Sand Valley. You would think we are super spoiled if it wasn't for November through March.

  6. What do you do for a living? High School Teacher

  7. How’d you pick your user name? It's just my name, don't like hiding behind an alias

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On 5/28/2020 at 1:11 PM, Shankster said:

Marquette, MI has one of the most beautiful places in the summer (I have lived up and down both east and west coasts to include Hawaii) and I can at most times walk on to a course and play at any time. Greywalls one of the top golf courses in Michigan and is just a blast

Welcome!  I had a co worker from Marquette and I would be jealous of pictures during the summer and beautiful it was.  I've not been to Michigan for golf, but may change that soon with a family vacation, just a bit indecisive with everything going on right now.


Driver:  image.png.3c6db1120d888f669e07d4a8f890b3f1.pngMavrik Sub Zero 9* (Set to 10) Ventus Blue 6X

3 Wood: :titelist-small: 917F2 Fujikura Pro 84 Tour Spec S

3 Hybrid: :titelist-small: 818 H2 Hybrid Tensei Blue 80 X

Irons 4-PW: :mizuno-small: MP 18 SC Dynamic Gold AMT X

Gap/Sand Wedge:  :titelist-small: Vokey SM6 49*  SM8 54* 

Lob Wedge:  :titelist-small: Vokey SM6 58* Nippon Modus Wedge

Putter:  image.png.cca2328f4144a299c795aa9b8f3bf677.png Inovai 6.0              :scotty-small: Pro Platinum Newport 2 35"  

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  1. How long have you been playing golf? Around 25 years. I think I was a late starter as I picked it up in my early twenties. What’s your handicap or normal score? HP is 13.4.

  2. What do you love about golf? A question I get a lot from my wife... I... I don’t know. It’s not love but more of an obsession. It’s definitely not healthy I can just tell you that. 

  3. What brings you to MyGolfSpy? The unfiltered reviews. Do you already know any other Spies? Just the guys who reached out when I’ve won something!

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

  5. What are the best and worst things about golf in your region? I live in Novi. There are literally 13 courses within 15 minutes of my house. The worst - only getting to play them 6 months out of the year. 

  6. What do you do for a living? Marketing and advertising director for a big software company (also time I started looking for opportunities 👍)

  7. How’d you pick your user name? Needed something “golfy”... I’ve been using it in and around other sites for years. Try to be consistent so that other people might recognize the name and possibly know me and say hi. I’ve always taken pride in not being an internet jerk. 

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  1. How long have you been playing golf? What’s your handicap or normal score? My CDGA hc is 24 from the blues average around 96 to 110.  Been ruff year so far.

  2. What do you love about golf?  That 1 shot not even hole, just 1 shot can make you want to come back even if you boogie.

  3. What brings you to MyGolfSpy? Do you already know any other Spies?  Came across a few YouTube videos got hooked.

  4. Where are you from? What is your home course?  I'm from Homewood IL.  My home course is Glenwoodie in Glenwood IL.

  5. What are the best and worst things about golf in your region?  Best is there are plenty of courses near me.  The bad to many casual fitters  and the good ones are not cheep.

  6. What do you do for a living?  I work for USPS a Rural Carrier

  7. How’d you pick your user name?  Easy first name last name first letter.

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On 2/11/2019 at 4:27 PM, GolfSpy MPR said:

1.  How long have you been playing golf? For about 10 years.

What’s your handicap or normal score?14.5

  1. What do you love about golf? Being outside

  2. What brings you to MyGolfSpy? Do you already know any other Spies? My buddy told me about it. Seemed fun.

  3. Where are you from? What is your home course? From Iowa. Currently work at Whispering Creek Golf Club. 

  4. What are the best and worst things about golf in your region? Best: every small town has a course. Worst: not all are worth playing

  5. What do you do for a living? Groundskeeper 

  6. How’d you pick your user name? Been my nickname since High school.

 

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  1. How long have you been playing golf? What’s your handicap or normal score? I’ve been playing golf seriously since my sophomore year of high school, so 17 years now. My current handicap is a 6. I was 2nd team All-Ohio in 2005 and played college golf at Ohio Dominican University! 

  2. What do you love about golf? Everything, I just love to compete and have fun! 

  3. What brings you to MyGolfSpy? Do you already know any other Spies? I enjoy being part of a community and a group of like minded individuals! 

  4. Where are you from? What is your home course? I am from Mount Gilead, Ohio and I currently live in Dublin, Ohio. I don’t have a home course but my favorite in this area is Jefferson CC! 

  5. What are the best and worst things about golf in your region? The best thing is that there are so many options around the Central Ohio area, the worst is the winter months! 

  6. What do you do for a living? I work in Property and Casualty Insurance but I’m thinking about starting a golf blog and would love to work my way to testing and reviewing golf equipment! 

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Hi guys,

Joe from sunny Cleveland Ohio!

  1. I started golf late (@27 years old), and have been at it for 6 years. It's a hard game to learn at any age, and I've been chipping away at the handicap, I'm currently playing off a 16.

  2. I'm a tinkerer, I love the equipment side of golf. I also love the process of getting better. I've learned alot about myself through golf.

  3. I pore through the most wanteds and love the data driven approach to mygolfspy, that's what drew me in. I use tableau in my day job and when I saw embedded reports instead of marketing hype I knew I had found the right community.

  4. Cleveland, Ohio area. Home course is Boulder Creek.

  5. The best thing about golf in our region is the courses and professionals (both teachers and fitters) are FANTASTIC. Worse part is the weather and short season!

  6. I'm in the "digital marketing" business (web sites, online ads, email and such) and have a technical web and database background.

  7. The unofficial motto of the city of Cleveland is 'its STILL Cleveland against the World'. We're an underdog town with a hard-working scrappy attitude. I have a small workshop in my basement for golf equipment and an eBay shop that I call GRIT Golf because it reflects the mindset of hanging tough in a round, of putting in the work to get better, and of the DIY approach I believe in on the equipment side.

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2 hours ago, Grit Golf said:

Home course is Boulder Creek.

Greetings from Akron!

Boulder Creek is fun, but usually only play there a couple times a year.


Driver: :bridgestone-small: Tour B JGR 9.5* Recoil 460ES cut to 45"
3W: :bridgestone-small: Tour B JGR 15* Recoil 460ES
3H, 4H: :bridgestone-small: Tour B JGR 19*, 23* Recoil 780ES
4-PW:  :bridgestone-small: Tour B JGR HF2 Modus3 Tour 105
AW: :mizuno-small:S5 52*
SW: :cleveland-small: 588
LW: :callaway-small: MD3
Putter: :odyssey-small: Stroke Lab Marxman
Bag: :bridgestone-small: Tour B Stand Bag
Ball: :srixon-small: Z-Star
Pushcart: BigMax iQ+

:SuperSpeed: Tester
Starting Driver Speed on PRGR Monitor: 102 mph

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6 minutes ago, MaxEntropy said:

Greetings from Akron!

Boulder Creek is fun, but usually only play there a couple times a year.

The quarry is awesome down by you!

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“He’s a Cinderella story. A former assistant groundskeeper about to become the Masters champion. It looks like a mirac… It’s in the hole! It’s in the hole! It’s in the hole!” — Carl Spackler

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53 minutes ago, Grit Golf said:

The quarry is awesome down by you!

I live in northwest Akron (Fairlawn borders our property). It takes me about 45 minutes to get to Boulder Creek and about an hour to the Quarry. I've only played the Quarry once, but loved it.

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3W: :bridgestone-small: Tour B JGR 15* Recoil 460ES
3H, 4H: :bridgestone-small: Tour B JGR 19*, 23* Recoil 780ES
4-PW:  :bridgestone-small: Tour B JGR HF2 Modus3 Tour 105
AW: :mizuno-small:S5 52*
SW: :cleveland-small: 588
LW: :callaway-small: MD3
Putter: :odyssey-small: Stroke Lab Marxman
Bag: :bridgestone-small: Tour B Stand Bag
Ball: :srixon-small: Z-Star
Pushcart: BigMax iQ+

:SuperSpeed: Tester
Starting Driver Speed on PRGR Monitor: 102 mph

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@MattF @MaxEntropy when we playing?

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FW:   :cobra-small: F6 baffler set at 16º

Hybrid:  NONE
Irons:   :taylormade-small:  3i 2014 TP CB  4-PW 2011 TP MC w/ TT S400

Wedges:   :nike-small: 52º :nike-small: 56º  :edel-golf-1: 60 º w/ KBS C-Taper XS Soft-stepped

Putter:   :ping-small: Sigma G Tyne 34 inches Gold dot

 

 

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42 minutes ago, Mr_Theoo said:

@MattF @MaxEntropy when we playing?

We need to play soon!

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Driver: :bridgestone-small: Tour B JGR 9.5* Recoil 460ES cut to 45"
3W: :bridgestone-small: Tour B JGR 15* Recoil 460ES
3H, 4H: :bridgestone-small: Tour B JGR 19*, 23* Recoil 780ES
4-PW:  :bridgestone-small: Tour B JGR HF2 Modus3 Tour 105
AW: :mizuno-small:S5 52*
SW: :cleveland-small: 588
LW: :callaway-small: MD3
Putter: :odyssey-small: Stroke Lab Marxman
Bag: :bridgestone-small: Tour B Stand Bag
Ball: :srixon-small: Z-Star
Pushcart: BigMax iQ+

:SuperSpeed: Tester
Starting Driver Speed on PRGR Monitor: 102 mph

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