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16 hours ago, Tsmithjr9 said:

I love Windmill. Never played Sable, but I go to Seven Hills every other year or so.

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Great, another body for a few Ohio outings! 👍

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Great, another body for a few Ohio outings!

Don't forget Pine Hills in Hinckley!


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Mike from Fl lives in Michigan

been playing since I was 5 40+years lol

I am an 11 handicap shooting mid 80s from 6200

thanks for having me Guys and Gals 

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

            I have been playing golf since my Dad introduced me to the game at the age of 11. I was fortunate enough to play golf in college for 2 years until making the decisions to focus on my studies. Current handicap I am carrying is a 6.

       2. What do you love about golf?

            The thing I love about this crazy game is your always battling yourself. I love the competition, battling inner demons, and different course setups/conditions.

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

           This is a unique forum application which allows you to connect with like mind individuals about the vast knowledge base of golf. Also protects you from all the background noise in this industry. I do not know any other Spies, let's change that!

      4. Where are you from? What's your home course?

            I am from the Youngstown, Ohio region from a small town called Vienna. Got married last year and now reside in Cleveland, Ohio, aka Believeland. My home course is Avalon Lakes Golf and Country Club

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

           The best thing about golf in Ohio is the vast amount of courses and different layouts. The worse thing is obviously our winters are very long so you have to be committed to getting better in your downtime. 

      6. What do you do for a living?

            I am a physical therapist and also a TPI certified professional. Looking to become a Certified Golf Coach really soon. 

      7. How’d you pick your user name?

           Combination of my passion and twitter handle. 

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On 3/9/2019 at 6:03 PM, Tsmithjr9 said:

Somehow ive missed that one... heard from everybody it's a gem.

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Played there last June - my son bought a round of golf as a father's day present. I think it rivals many private clubs and was in great overall condition. 

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Played there last June - my son bought a round of golf as a father's day present. I think it rivals many private clubs and was in great overall condition. 
Heard that from lots of people. Maybe this is the year to make that my splurge round.

Where else do you play?

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Hey everyone,

I have been playing golf for 4 years. My handicap is 4 and I usually shoot between 70 and 76. 

I love the mental toughness and self belief that golf demands.  My favorite part is you can always get better.

I joined MyGolfSpy because I love talking golf with others who are passionate about the game. I do not know any other Spies.

I am from Sterling, IL and my home course is Emerald Hill Golf Course.

The best part about golf in my area is that the summers are gorgeous and warm, the worst part is that winter stays until around March.

I play golf at Aurora University where I am a student.

I picked my username because it is part of my email.

P.S. I co-host a podcast that covers the PGA Tour and all things golf that we do strictly for fun that some of you might like. It's called Putting with the Flag In and it is on Apple Podcasts and Spotify. Spotify link below:

 

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Hey everyone,
I have been playing golf for 4 years. My handicap is 4 and I usually shoot between 70 and 76. 
I love the mental toughness and self belief that golf demands.  My favorite part is you can always get better.
I joined MyGolfSpy because I love talking golf with others who are passionate about the game. I do not know any other Spies.
I am from Sterling, IL and my home course is Emerald Hill Golf Course.
The best part about golf in my area is that the summers are gorgeous and warm, the worst part is that winter stays until around March.
I play golf at Aurora University where I am a student.
I picked my username because it is part of my email.
P.S. I co-host a podcast that covers the PGA Tour and all things golf that we do strictly for fun that some of you might like. It's called Putting with the Flag In and it is on Apple Podcasts and Spotify. Spotify link below:
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How long have you been playing golf? 25 years
What’s your handicap or normal score? 13

What do you love about golf? Everything

What brings you to MyGolfSpy? I love the reviews of all the golf stuff!
Do you already know any other Spies?no

Where are you from? Columbus, Ohio
What is your home course?rattlesnake ridge

 What are the best and worst things about golf in your region? Worst, rain and winter - best, all the great courses!

 What do you do for a living?IT

 How’d you pick your user name? nickname


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  1. Hi guys, I’ve been playing golf since I was around 15, so for about 14 years. My handicap has been rising up to a 14 now since I’ve been working more and more. 

  2. I love playing golf, reading about golf, and watching golf. The game is captivating for me because it’s ultimately you vs. you. Along with the camaraderie while playing with friends and having a beer after the round, I enjoy just being outside and trying to golf my ball. 

  3. I stumbled upon MGS while researching clubs and technology that could help me. I’ve never been fit but plan to get fit soon. 

  4. I’m from south Alabama but just moved to Akron. Haven’t found a home course yet.

  5. So far, adjusting to the off season of playing golf in the Midwest, it seems to be pretty good as far as courses go and some of the people I’ve met around the Columbus area. 

  6.  I am currently working for AEP on the smart meter project for Ohio. 

  7.  My username is fairly even keel. Much like myself. Just my name. 

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On 2/15/2019 at 8:01 AM, MattF said:
  1. How long have you been playing golf? What’s your handicap or normal score?

    I mucked around with golf for about 2 years way back in 1987 and 1988, then gave it away. I started playing again in 2005 when I married my wife and needed something to "bond" with my FIL. I'm currently about a 16 and my scores and go from high 80's to low 100's depending on how crap I play at the time.

     

  2. What do you love about golf?

    It's hard, nothing worth doing is ever easy. You play against the course and it's all on yourself.

     

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

    I can't remember, it's been a while. I think I saw an article, then saw that there was a forum so I joined in and like an STD, never really left.

    I do now and have quite a few rounds now with some of them...always a good time.

     

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

    I grew up in Sydney, Australia and moved to the US in 2005 to marry my wife. We currently live in Tallmadge, OH and plan on moving south in about 7 or so years. I now have a membership to Windmill Lakes Golf Club in Ravenna, so that's my home course...something I never thought I'd say.

     

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

    The best is that it's still fairly cheap to play here compared to other states. The worst is the fact that we can only really play for 6-7 months of the year, or even less if you don't like the cold.

     

  6. What do you do for a living?

    Work for local government with dreams of being a bar owner in Florida.

     

  7. How’d you pick your user name?

    Put 2 and 2 together...

I live in Akron now and was thinking of giving Windmill a shot. Do they do club fittings there or where at around here is a good place to go for that?

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I live in Akron now and was thinking of giving Windmill a shot. Do they do club fittings there or where at around here is a good place to go for that?

Yes they do fittings, you could also go to Foxy Golf.

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Hybrid: :Sub70: 939X 3 Hybrid Project X Even Flow Riptide 6.0
Irons: :wilson_staff_small: D7 Forged 4-GW Project X Catalyst 80 6.0
Wedge: :cleveland-small: Smartsole S
Putter :yes-small: Tracy
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Balls::Snell: MTB-X or Black

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I live in Akron now and was thinking of giving Windmill a shot. Do they do club fittings there or where at around here is a good place to go for that?
I got a driver fitting at Windmill in Macedonia. Great experience.

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

So I first started playing golf about 4 years ago now and have been more of a weekend warrior up until now so my handicap hangs around the +15-20 generally. Hoping to bump that down this season.


What do you love about golf?

Honestly, it’s one of the hardest sports I’ve ever attempted and that’s what drew me in and now I just love having a reason to get some buddies, go out and play 9 or 18 and just have a good time. Literally nothing to worry about other than nature and water hazards.


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

I believe I initially joined MGS in 2015 or 2016 when I saw they were looking for testers for I think a new driver. I stuck around past that and the rest is kind of history. I’ve never met any other Spy in person, but I’ve communicated with several different spies, including some living in the same area.


Where are you from? What is your home course?

I currently reside in Fort Wayne, IN and don’t have any particular “home course”. I just play any public course around my area from Whispering Creek to Eagle Glen to Raccoon Run or Chestnut Hills. Wherever they have an open tee time.


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

Obviously being from the Midwest, golf is a March-November sport if you’re lucky which stinks, but there are countless courses around the area. I can think of 10 off the top of my head within at least 25 miles of my house, so the choices are a big perk to my area.


What do you do for a living?

I am currently working as a home hospice registered nurse. So my patients are terminally ill, and my job is to ensure they are comfortable during the end of their life. Being able to provide that care in the comfort of their homes is an even bigger perk to the process, and I love being a part of such an important time in my patient’s lives and their family’s.


How’d you pick your username?

Okay so this isn’t a very fun question, but it was the username I was given when I started school at IU Bloomington (first three letters of first name, middle initial, first four letters of last name) and it just stuck for me as a username.


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

MGS New Member Introduction: Midwest Region

Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, West Virginia

Welcome to the MyGolfSpy forums! We’re always glad to have new members contributing to the best golf discussions on the internet.  If you’ve already created an introduction thread, feel free to re-introduce yourself here!

If you haven’t yet done so, take a moment to check out the Moral Codes that shape how we treat each other here.

You’ll find that this community is very welcoming to newcomers so come on in, take off your shoes, and get comfortable. Tell us all about yourself. To help us get to know you, here are some questions you might answer in your new member post. Feel free to share some fun pictures of your golfing ventures as well!

  1. How long have you been playing golf? Around 27 years. What’s your handicap or normal score? Mid 70s to low 80s

  2. What do you love about golf? Everything! Being outdoors and being able to escape the real world for a few hours every time I tee it up!

  3. What brings you to MyGolfSpy? A friendnreferred me. Do you already know any other Spies? John Gysbers

  4. Where are you from? Wisconsin What is your home course? University Ridge in Verona, WI

  5. What are the best and worst things about golf in your region? Best --> WI has alot of great courses and isnquickly becoming a golf destination. Worst -> winter and snow!

  6. What do you do for a living? Work for the USDA

  7. How’d you pick your user name? nickname 

 

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I've been reading MyGolfSpy for a while but didn't stumbled across the intro threads until now -- great to read up on fellow spies! Here's my info:

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

I've been playing golf for as long as I can remember -  my earliest memories are going to the club with my dad in the evening and teeing off from the 150 marker (I was probably 6 at the time, I'm now 34). We played occasionally in our earlier years, but starting playing more often and trying to take it seriously in middle school - we joined a club that was about a mile away, stashed our clubs there for the season, and rode our bikes to the course almost every day. I played in High School (thought I was good), went on to play D-III in Rochester, NY (realized I was not good), took a few years off, and went back to casual, more fun golf. 

I'm now a 3 handicap officially, but to be honest, it feels worse than that. Occasionally I'll get down in the low 70s, but most rounds are in the 77-83 range -- those scores from the tips at "difficult" courses lead to my index being 2.8 (if we played up a set of tees, I'd probably shoot identical scores and be a 4-5 index...but the tips are fun). We have a 6 month old now, so I'm expecting the handicap to slowly rise this year. 

What do you love about golf?

Even a frustrating day on the golf course is relaxing to me now that I rarely try to compete (occasional scrambles and trying my hand at the city tournament are the closest things I've had to competitive rounds in the last few years). It's a great way to get to know people, spend time with friends, get outdoor time, get in a quick workout, and it's a challenge - you can always do better, and I love chasing better scores. 

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

I've read quite a few MyGolfSpy reviews in the past, some of which have actually influenced which products I've purchased. I didn't join the forum until (I think) last year -- to be honest, I was enticed by one of the test opportunities, which forced me to get a forum login. I love trying new products, and am looking to be a more active member this season to share my reviews and opinions.  

Where are you from? What is your home course?

I've been in Madison, WI for the last 10 years. I grew up outside of Utica, NY. This year, my home course is Cherokee Country Club, but only because I got a steal of a membership in a charity auction (it's on the wrong side of town - will be tough to get out there often, but hard to pass up the price). We normally play courses on Madison's West Side. 

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

Madison is somewhat of a sleeper of a golf town. Madison itself has some great courses that you can play without being a member (notably University Ridge, Legend at Bergamont, Hawk's Landing are all solid layouts that are kept in great condition; The Oaks can be a fun course as well, but I'm not a huge fan). Private courses here are OK, with only a couple really being worth the price (obviously that's my opinion - if I were to pick a place to join, it would be Nakoma). In addition to that, there are a ton of great golf courses within a couple hours of Madison, leaving our options open for playing world class (public) golf without missing much time at home -- day trips are possible at places like Sand Valley/Mammoth Dunes, Erin Hills, Whistling Straits/Blackwolf Run, Cog Hill, and a couple others. 

What do you do for a living?

Healthcare IT

How’d you pick your user name?

It's an inside joke within our group of friends. Everyone has some "C-Suite" title. Apparently the trend isn't picking up considering I've been able to snag ChiefMikeOfficer on every social media platform and e-mail domain I've checked. 

 

Bonus

My friends and I are on a quest to play the Top 100 Public Golf Courses in the US. Most of our buddies trips are focused on that. But...we don't have strict guidelines -- I'm currently tracking both the Golf Digest and Golf Magazine lists that came out a couple years ago, and might track this year's lists right alongside it. When we finish one of them, it'll feel like an accomplishment, but keeping track of multiple lists lets it go on longer. Currently I'm at 19-20 depending on the list. 

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Irons: :mizuno-small: 4-6:JPX-919 Forged, 7-PW: JPX-919 Tour. All with Nippon Pro Modus 120 S Flex

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I've been reading MyGolfSpy for a while but didn't stumbled across the intro threads until now -- great to read up on fellow spies! Here's my info:

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

I've been playing golf for as long as I can remember -  my earliest memories are going to the club with my dad in the evening and teeing off from the 150 marker (I was probably 6 at the time, I'm now 34). We played occasionally in our earlier years, but starting playing more often and trying to take it seriously in middle school - we joined a club that was about a mile away, stashed our clubs there for the season, and rode our bikes to the course almost every day. I played in High School (thought I was good), went on to play D-III in Rochester, NY (realized I was not good), took a few years off, and went back to casual, more fun golf. 

I'm now a 3 handicap officially, but to be honest, it feels worse than that. Occasionally I'll get down in the low 70s, but most rounds are in the 77-83 range -- those scores from the tips at "difficult" courses lead to my index being 2.8 (if we played up a set of tees, I'd probably shoot identical scores and be a 4-5 index...but the tips are fun). We have a 6 month old now, so I'm expecting the handicap to slowly rise this year. 

What do you love about golf?

Even a frustrating day on the golf course is relaxing to me now that I rarely try to compete (occasional scrambles and trying my hand at the city tournament are the closest things I've had to competitive rounds in the last few years). It's a great way to get to know people, spend time with friends, get outdoor time, get in a quick workout, and it's a challenge - you can always do better, and I love chasing better scores. 

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

I've read quite a few MyGolfSpy reviews in the past, some of which have actually influenced which products I've purchased. I didn't join the forum until (I think) last year -- to be honest, I was enticed by one of the test opportunities, which forced me to get a forum login. I love trying new products, and am looking to be a more active member this season to share my reviews and opinions.  

Where are you from? What is your home course?

I've been in Madison, WI for the last 10 years. I grew up outside of Utica, NY. This year, my home course is Cherokee Country Club, but only because I got a steal of a membership in a charity auction (it's on the wrong side of town - will be tough to get out there often, but hard to pass up the price). We normally play courses on Madison's West Side. 

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

Madison is somewhat of a sleeper of a golf town. Madison itself has some great courses that you can play without being a member (notably University Ridge, Legend at Bergamont, Hawk's Landing are all solid layouts that are kept in great condition; The Oaks can be a fun course as well, but I'm not a huge fan). Private courses here are OK, with only a couple really being worth the price (obviously that's my opinion - if I were to pick a place to join, it would be Nakoma). In addition to that, there are a ton of great golf courses within a couple hours of Madison, leaving our options open for playing world class (public) golf without missing much time at home -- day trips are possible at places like Sand Valley/Mammoth Dunes, Erin Hills, Whistling Straits/Blackwolf Run, Cog Hill, and a couple others. 

What do you do for a living?

Healthcare IT

How’d you pick your user name?

It's an inside joke within our group of friends. Everyone has some "C-Suite" title. Apparently the trend isn't picking up considering I've been able to snag ChiefMikeOfficer on every social media platform and e-mail domain I've checked. 

 

Bonus

My friends and I are on a quest to play the Top 100 Public Golf Courses in the US. Most of our buddies trips are focused on that. But...we don't have strict guidelines -- I'm currently tracking both the Golf Digest and Golf Magazine lists that came out a couple years ago, and might track this year's lists right alongside it. When we finish one of them, it'll feel like an accomplishment, but keeping track of multiple lists lets it go on longer. Currently I'm at 19-20 depending on the list. 



Welcome. I’ve played quite a few courses in the Madison area. Actually played Pleasantview in Middleton just last year.

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Fairway Wood:  :cobra-small: F9, Fujikura ATMOS TS Black 7X
3 Hybrid: :cobra-small:F9, N.S. Pro Modus3 G.O.S.T. Tour S
4 Hybrid: :cobra-small:F9, Fujikura ATMOS 7 Stiff
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11 hours ago, ChiefMikeOfficer said:

I've been reading MyGolfSpy for a while but didn't stumbled across the intro threads until now -- great to read up on fellow spies! Here's my info:

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

I've been playing golf for as long as I can remember -  my earliest memories are going to the club with my dad in the evening and teeing off from the 150 marker (I was probably 6 at the time, I'm now 34). We played occasionally in our earlier years, but starting playing more often and trying to take it seriously in middle school - we joined a club that was about a mile away, stashed our clubs there for the season, and rode our bikes to the course almost every day. I played in High School (thought I was good), went on to play D-III in Rochester, NY (realized I was not good), took a few years off, and went back to casual, more fun golf. 

I'm now a 3 handicap officially, but to be honest, it feels worse than that. Occasionally I'll get down in the low 70s, but most rounds are in the 77-83 range -- those scores from the tips at "difficult" courses lead to my index being 2.8 (if we played up a set of tees, I'd probably shoot identical scores and be a 4-5 index...but the tips are fun). We have a 6 month old now, so I'm expecting the handicap to slowly rise this year. 

What do you love about golf?

Even a frustrating day on the golf course is relaxing to me now that I rarely try to compete (occasional scrambles and trying my hand at the city tournament are the closest things I've had to competitive rounds in the last few years). It's a great way to get to know people, spend time with friends, get outdoor time, get in a quick workout, and it's a challenge - you can always do better, and I love chasing better scores. 

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

I've read quite a few MyGolfSpy reviews in the past, some of which have actually influenced which products I've purchased. I didn't join the forum until (I think) last year -- to be honest, I was enticed by one of the test opportunities, which forced me to get a forum login. I love trying new products, and am looking to be a more active member this season to share my reviews and opinions.  

Where are you from? What is your home course?

I've been in Madison, WI for the last 10 years. I grew up outside of Utica, NY. This year, my home course is Cherokee Country Club, but only because I got a steal of a membership in a charity auction (it's on the wrong side of town - will be tough to get out there often, but hard to pass up the price). We normally play courses on Madison's West Side. 

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

Madison is somewhat of a sleeper of a golf town. Madison itself has some great courses that you can play without being a member (notably University Ridge, Legend at Bergamont, Hawk's Landing are all solid layouts that are kept in great condition; The Oaks can be a fun course as well, but I'm not a huge fan). Private courses here are OK, with only a couple really being worth the price (obviously that's my opinion - if I were to pick a place to join, it would be Nakoma). In addition to that, there are a ton of great golf courses within a couple hours of Madison, leaving our options open for playing world class (public) golf without missing much time at home -- day trips are possible at places like Sand Valley/Mammoth Dunes, Erin Hills, Whistling Straits/Blackwolf Run, Cog Hill, and a couple others. 

What do you do for a living?

Healthcare IT

How’d you pick your user name?

It's an inside joke within our group of friends. Everyone has some "C-Suite" title. Apparently the trend isn't picking up considering I've been able to snag ChiefMikeOfficer on every social media platform and e-mail domain I've checked. 

 

Bonus

My friends and I are on a quest to play the Top 100 Public Golf Courses in the US. Most of our buddies trips are focused on that. But...we don't have strict guidelines -- I'm currently tracking both the Golf Digest and Golf Magazine lists that came out a couple years ago, and might track this year's lists right alongside it. When we finish one of them, it'll feel like an accomplishment, but keeping track of multiple lists lets it go on longer. Currently I'm at 19-20 depending on the list. 

Welcome to MGS!

In my :cobra-small: Ultralight Stand Bag:

Driver:    :callaway-small: Rogue 10.5° - LH - Aldila Synergy Blue 50 Stiff
Woods:   :cobra-small: King F9 - LH - 3/4 Wood - Atmos Blue TS 7 Stiff
               :cobra-small: King F9 - LH - 5/6 Wood - Atmos Blue TS 7 Stiff
Irons:      :cobra-small: King F9 - LH - 5-GW - KBS C-Taper Lite Stiff
Wedges: :cobra-small: King Black - LH - 52° 56° 60° - KBS Hi-Rev 2.0 Stiff
Putter:     :1332069271_TommyArmour: - Impact No. 3
Ball:        :taylormade-small: TP5x

Rangefinder: :skycaddie: LX5 Watch

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