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On 5/29/2021 at 4:40 PM, Tyler86 said:

Any body in the Minneapolis area, Victory Links is playing fantastic right now.

Despite living in the Twin Cities all of my life, I'd never heard of Victory Links until your post. Probably because I usually play courses in the east and south metro.

Looked it up and the rates look very reasonable. I'll have to make it out to Blaine and give it a try.

Thanks for your post!

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  1. How long have you been playing golf? What’s your handicap or normal score?  I'd played maybe 4 or 5 rounds in my life before this year.  Earlier this year our work had an informal outing and my son (19) expressed some interest.  We decided to join in and have been hooked ever since.  First round I shot 121 and he a 132.  Last week I shot 115 and he got an 88. 🥴  I've broken 100 twice but I generally hit a few second shots and mulligans...

  2. What do you love about golf?  My son and I have played with a number of co-workers and friends.  I love observing others and picking up new tips and tricks.  I love spending quality time with my son, and I'm working on getting my wife and one of our daughters involved, too.  I'm not generally an outdoors-type person, but I love getting out on the course in the sunshine.  I love when it all comes together for one brief moment and you hit that memorable shot.  I could go on and on...

  3. What brings you to MyGolfSpy? Do you already know any other Spies?  Clicked on a link at some point while on an early quest for knowledge. 

  4. Where are you from? What is your home course?  Live in Cortland, Illinois.  Have played most of my golf at River Heights and Buena Vista in DeKalb.

  5. What are the best and worst things about golf in your region?  Being about an hour west of Chicago means that while the number of nearby courses thins out a bit, the price point is top notch.  While I haven't played long enough, I imagine the winter will make it difficult to scratch that itch!

  6. What do you do for a living?  I work in a warehouse with what turns out to be an abundance of willing playing partners!

  7. How’d you pick your user name?  Like many others here, my creativity knows no bounds and I use my name as my user name.

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19 hours ago, Hailstorm13 said:

I have a buddy who used to work out there, really nice course greens are challenging.

I see your in otsego. How often do you play? Im in Maple Grove.

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Hey fellow golfers!! My name is Jeff and I’m a paramedic by trade! I’ve been playing golf since 2007. My older brother actually got me into it and it’s brought us a lot closer!! My home course is the Lapeer Country Club in Lapeer, MI. I love that feeling of that purely struck shot that also is elusive but I keep coming back for more!!!! I’ve always perused the forums in GolfSpy and finally decided to join. Love the great information!!!! When I’m not on the course, I’m a husband and father and saved through the blood of Christ!!! Give a shout out if your in the area!

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Hello all!

Just moved and am getting settled in Plainfield, IL.  Have been golfing since about age 10, and am always looking to get out when free time allows.  Finally getting into a groove with the driver and putter, and have been working on dialing in the irons, but that's proving a bit more difficult since old habits really die hard!  

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On 7/31/2021 at 9:03 AM, Tyler86 said:

I see your in otsego. How often do you play? Im in Maple Grove.

This year I have been trying to play more.  I try to play once a week but in reality I probably play every 2 weeks.  What courses/area you typically play?  I'll play up here, Buffalo, Elk River Albertville Etc..

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8 hours ago, Hailstorm13 said:

This year I have been trying to play more.  I try to play once a week but in reality I probably play every 2 weeks.  What courses/area you typically play?  I'll play up here, Buffalo, Elk River Albertville Etc..

I play all over metro. But Wild Marsh and Fox Hollow are the ones over here that i play most. I play at least once a week, try for 3 if i can. 

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Sold... Hey guys, I left a Mottocaddy S7 remote cart in Bolingbrook. I had 3 remote carts and brought 2 with me to Phoenix and my ex wife doesn't want deal with the Mottocaddy. It has about a full years use, maybe 100 - 150 rounds our so and is in great shape. Sells for $1699 new. If anyone is interested, please make an offer. I'd like to get $500 but will entertain any offers. 

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Utility:   TaylorMade DHy 19* ... Diamana Ltd 65R
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  1. How long have you been playing golf? What’s your handicap or normal score?

    I wish i got into it sooner, but grew up with no family or friends into golf, so i never got into it. Ended up marrying my wife who played Golf in High School and a few years in college. I got a hand-me-down golf set from my grandpa which got into into it in 2017, so that is about when i started! haha. i only played about 6 rouands in total between then and 2021, but 2021 came and i have played 6 rounds already this year, been hitting the range frequently and practicing at home. Just had a baby though (3 months old now, yay!) so that has slowed my golfing, but i am itching to golf more and get better. my normal score is like 110/115+ 😞 i am not good. but on a par3/4 9 hole courses (where i don't need my driver) i hit pretty well actually and average about 45/50!

     

  2. What do you love about golf?

    playing against yourself, being outside, the challenge. 

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

    I have no friends here 😞, just joined because i love the reviews and analysis. 
     

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

    I live in the Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA area. I have a membership just at a local course (Inverwood golf course in Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota) i got on a deal (it was like $350 for 3 years, but just has some dumb rules around tee-times). It's a pretty good course and (in my opinion well maintained) a little challenging, but fun. Not sure if I'll never be able to afford a CC, but maybe a nicer club in the future :). 

     

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

    Best: Summer weather can be amazing in Minnesota, lots of courses in the Minneapolis Metro Area
    Cons: Even the average courses I'd say are pretty expensive ($40+) for 18 without a cart, very busy because everyone wants to get their golf in the summer. WINTER, no golf for ~6 months a year. 
     

  6. What do you do for a living?

    Software engineer

  7. How’d you pick your user name?

    it's part of my last name with a "y" at the end. Real creative, but it stuck from my Computer gaming days from Highschool. 

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Welcome @helgy56. Im in Maple Grove. I really like inverwood. Its just too hard to get a tee time there. Too many “members” etc. My buddy has the same membership as you. 

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  1. How long have you been playing golf? What’s your handicap or normal score?  I started golf pretty young and have played golf 1977. My home course handicap is 9 and it doesn't travel well.  My index is routinely posted but I don't pay much attention to it.  

  2. What do you love about golf?  I love the social aspect of golf at my club. I rarely enter organized events and play mostly with my friends.  I don't follow pro golf at all.

  3. What brings you to MyGolfSpy? It was recommended as the best golf forum on line.  I tried Hacker's Paradise but the mods were all lackeys for their advertisers more than anything else.  Not really bad, I suppose, but they annoyed me.  My interest is in the social aspect of golf, and peripherally, in equipment as I'm just a bit of a gearhead with much knowledge of vintage gear especially.

  4.  Where are you from? What is your home course?  We'll talk specifics when we know each other a little better. I'm from the Metropolitan Boston Area and my club's course is a 1906 Donald Ross layout restored just over a decade ago.

  5. What are the best and worst things about golf in your region?  The season is short, but I'm usually gassed by late October anyway.  We have one of the nation's best munis right in the city;  it's also a Ross layout.

  6. What do you do for a living?  I recently retired.

  7. How’d you pick your user name?  My real name and my beloved birthplace.

ALSO, I SEEMED TO HAVE CLICKED THE WRONG REGION BY ACCIDENT.  I'M OFF TO A SKETCHY START, I GUESS!

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  1. How long have you been playing golf? 47 years started when my Dad and Mom introduced me at 10yrs old.   I haven't been able to play only 3-4 rounds each year for the last 10 years.  Just getting back into the swing and in the quest to upgrade my clubs.   What’s your handicap or normal score?  86-92 
  2. What do you love about golf?  Outdoors and the feel of a well struck ball
  3. What brings you to MyGolfSpy? Started reading reviews/tests  Do you already know any other Spies? No
  4. Where are you from?  Western suburbs of Chicago What is your home course?  Village Greens of Woodridge
  5. What are the best and worst things about golf in your region?  Best: many golf courses in the area, Worst: Long winters,
  6. What do you do for a living?  Software development
  7. How’d you pick your user name?  Combo of last name and initials also used on twitter

 

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New to the game.
Played a round during a company outing. 
It was so much fun. I got the bug now.

What is the best way to start learning how to play properly?

 

  1. How long have you been playing golf? only played 1 round 
  2. What do you love about golf? The one nice shot
  3. What brings you to MyGolfSpy? Looking for equipment reviews, and found the user testing
  4. Where are you from? North Chicago Suburbs
  5. What are the best and worst things about golf in your region? Best is that there are a lot of options for courses; Worst is that you cannot play in the winter
  6. What do you do for a living? Engineering
  7. How’d you pick your user name? Last and First name
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1 hour ago, montesdanny said:

New to the game.
Played a round during a company outing. 
It was so much fun. I got the bug now.

What is the best way to start learning how to play properly?

That is the exact reason that I started playing earlier this year.  Welcome to the forums.  Best way to learn to play properly is to get lessons.  It'll save you a bunch of headaches.

That being said, I haven't had a lesson yet.  My learning so far has been through YouTube videos and trial and error.  I've spent time at the range.  After the outing I knew at work golfed so I asked a few people if they wanted to golf with me.  There are two people I work with in particular that are pretty good, so I actually offered to pay for a round in exchange for tips and advice while we played.

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6 hours ago, montesdanny said:

What is the best way to start learning how to play properly?

 

... I would highly recommend starting with a lesson to understand the basics before bad habits get a foothold. Many that first start golf look at it logically and golf just isn't logical. It is common sense to think the face of the club should stay square to the ball and the target line instead of rotating open. This can put almost everything in a bad position in your backswing and again, allow bad habits. Hitting down to make the ball go up is just counter intuitive. 

... So even if you are not interested in series of lessons, getting started with at least one lesson is always a very good idea. 

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              Taylor Made Sim Hybrid 22* ... Diamana Ltd 75R
Irons:    4-Pw Cobra King Tour MIM ... Steelfiber 95R
Wedges:  Cobra Snakebite 50* ... Steelfiber 95R
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... I would highly recommend starting with a lesson to understand the basics before bad habits get a foothold. Many that first start golf look at it logically and golf just isn't logical. It is common sense to think the face of the club should stay square to the ball and the target line instead of rotating open. This can put almost everything in a bad position in your backswing and again, allow bad habits. Hitting down to make the ball go up is just counter intuitive. 

... So even if you are not interested in series of lessons, getting started with at least one lesson is always a very good idea. 

YUP - Position - Grip - Alignment can easily be taught in the first lesson

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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 4 years old, so 25 years now. I am a 2.1 handicap currently with a low of 1.5

  2. What do you love about golf? Every round is a different challenge. You're always chasing your next big accomplishment. It's a great way to be outside and find peace from the business of life. 

  3. What brings you to MyGolfSpy? Do you already know any other Spies? I've lurked on MyGolfSpy for many years by reading articles, following on social, etc. 

  4. Where are you from? What is your home course? Have lived in Minnesota for two years now, previously Wisconsin. I play all over, with no real home course.

  5. What are the best and worst things about golf in your region? Best thing is the amazing golf. Minnesota and Wisconsin have amazing golf courses, both nationally ranked or not. Great golf courses are always a quick car ride away and a weekend trip with a few hour drive allows you to play top courses in the world. 

  6. What do you do for a living? Communications Manager

  7. How’d you pick your user name? My golf photography instagram handle is LandOf10KGolf. Go give it a follow.

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5 hours ago, Landof10KGolf said:
  1. How long have you been playing golf? What’s your handicap or normal score I've been playing golf since I was 4 years old, so 25 years now. I am a 2.1 handicap currently with a low of 1.5

  2. What do you love about golf? Every round is a different challenge. You're always chasing your next big accomplishment. It's a great way to be outside and find peace from the business of life. 

  3. What brings you to MyGolfSpy? Do you already know any other Spies? I've lurked on MyGolfSpy for many years by reading articles, following on social, etc. 

  4. Where are you from? What is your home course? Have lived in Minnesota for two years now, previously Wisconsin. I play all over, with no real home course.

  5. What are the best and worst things about golf in your region? Best thing is the amazing golf. Minnesota and Wisconsin have amazing golf courses, both nationally ranked or not. Great golf courses are always a quick car ride away and a weekend trip with a few hour drive allows you to play top courses in the world. 

  6. What do you do for a living? Communications Manager

  7. How’d you pick your user name? My golf photography instagram handle is LandOf10KGolf. Go give it a follow.

Where abouts in MN? Im in Maple Grove.

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On 9/24/2021 at 7:54 PM, Tyler86 said:

Where abouts in MN? Im in Maple Grove.

@Tyler86 You've got a lot of good courses west of the Metro. Chaska Town will be everyone's favorite, but its pricey. Same with Rush Creek. If you're looking for high quality courses, but not as expensive, Deer Run in Victoria, Pioneer Creek in Maple Plain, and Wild Marsh out in Buffalo are all great options. If you're willing to go south a bit, The Wilds is another fantastic option. 

Give me a follow on Instagram @Landof10KGolf and you'll see pictures from many of those courses to judge for yourself. 

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