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

This is the start of my second full season playing golf. I wrapped up last season with 100 as my consistent lowest. This year I've been under 100 3 out of the last 4 times so it's trending downward.

What do you love about golf?

The difficulty of it, the you versus the course nature, and the responsibility the games gives you for being in charge of everything you do on the course.

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

I'm a bit of a technology/gear junky. I'm always interested in what's coming out and how it really compares to everything else out there. Also, I really don't want to fall for any weird marketing gimmicks; I want to make sure that I'm picking the best gear for my game.

Where are you from? What is your home course?

I'm from Chicago, IL. I call a few courses home since those are where I practice quite a bit. Billy Caldwell, Des Plaines Golf Center, and Fresh Meadows Golf Course.

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

Well being in the Windy City one of the biggest issues is wind. Also, course here can be really odd it seems with really drive packed sections of the course and then turning into wet softer conditions.

What do you do for a living?

I'm an IT Manager for a technology company.

How’d you pick your user name?

It's my first name and last initial.

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38 minutes ago, CandidoM said:

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

This is the start of my second full season playing golf. I wrapped up last season with 100 as my consistent lowest. This year I've been under 100 3 out of the last 4 times so it's trending downward.

What do you love about golf?

The difficulty of it, the you versus the course nature, and the responsibility the games gives you for being in charge of everything you do on the course.

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

I'm a bit of a technology/gear junky. I'm always interested in what's coming out and how it really compares to everything else out there. Also, I really don't want to fall for any weird marketing gimmicks; I want to make sure that I'm picking the best gear for my game.

Where are you from? What is your home course?

I'm from Chicago, IL. I call a few courses home since those are where I practice quite a bit. Billy Caldwell, Des Plaines Golf Center, and Fresh Meadows Golf Course.

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

Well being in the Windy City one of the biggest issues is wind. Also, course here can be really odd it seems with really drive packed sections of the course and then turning into wet softer conditions.

What do you do for a living?

I'm an IT Manager for a technology company.

How’d you pick your user name?

It's my first name and last initial.

Welcome to MGS!

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

    Been playing for about 25yrs but things like grad school and travel for work cut out playing time for a number of years.  Got back to playing regularly the last year or so.  Been shooting 90-95. 

     

  2. What do you love about golf?

    The whole process of playing…figuring distance/wind/lie etc., selecting a club, that satisfying “thwack” of a well struck shot, the ball sailing through the air and anticipating where is it will land, thinking about your next shot while walking to your ball, and then repeating the whole process over and over.

     

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

    The tests/reviews are very well written.  Hey I need something to read when I'm at work.  No.

     

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

    Illinois.  I don’t stick to one course.  There are 5 within a 20min drive of my house.

     

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

    Best:  All the flat bits of land are mostly dedicated to farming and/or housing developments which leaves some interesting areas (containing hills and water) to be used for golf courses.

     

    Worst:  Winter.

     

  6. What do you do for a living?

    Accountant

     

  7. How’d you pick your user name?

    I’ve used it before on other forums.

     

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

I have been playing golf for about seven years now. I started swinging golf clubs after I finished playing baseball, so my golf swing was not the greatest. I could not keep my head down on the ball, and I would flare out extremely with my left shoulder. Over those years, I have been able to put together a solid swing. I'm working on my mechanics daily. I still struggle like most to string together pars with the occasional birdie. My handicap hovers around +18.

What do you love about golf?

I love golf's mental grind. Every shot you have to be so mentally focused and locked in. Being able to hit great shots gives me a satisfaction that I love. Also, being able to drink beer and have a good time with your buddies is what I love about golf.

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

A friend of mine told me about MyGolfSpy and the community, so I wanted to see it for myself and get involved.

Where are you from? What is your home course?

I am from Fort Wayne, IN, and I would have to say my home course was Lakeside golf course before it closed, but now I play at various courses around the city.

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

Best thing about golf in my region is the availability. There's always time to play 9 or 18. Worst thing, courses are beginning to close down due to expansion of those areas and the lack of interest in golf, which really is unfortunate.

What do you do for a living?

I'm currently a manager for a restaurant in downtown Fort Wayne, but plan on finding a new position in Business Operations.

How’d you pick your user name?

My username is a nickname I have had for years, and it is also my xbox gamertag.

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

I have been playing golf for about seven years now. I started swinging golf clubs after I finished playing baseball, so my golf swing was not the greatest. I could not keep my head down on the ball, and I would flare out extremely with my left shoulder. Over those years, I have been able to put together a solid swing. I'm working on my mechanics daily. I still struggle like most to string together pars with the occasional birdie. My handicap hovers around +18.

What do you love about golf?

I love golf's mental grind. Every shot you have to be so mentally focused and locked in. Being able to hit great shots gives me a satisfaction that I love. Also, being able to drink beer and have a good time with your buddies is what I love about golf.

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

A friend of mine told me about MyGolfSpy and the community, so I wanted to see it for myself and get involved.

Where are you from? What is your home course?

I am from Fort Wayne, IN, and I would have to say my home course was Lakeside golf course before it closed, but now I play at various courses around the city.

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

Best thing about golf in my region is the availability. There's always time to play 9 or 18. Worst thing, courses are beginning to close down due to expansion of those areas and the lack of interest in golf, which really is unfortunate.

What do you do for a living?

I'm currently a manager for a restaurant in downtown Fort Wayne, but plan on finding a new position in Business Operations.

How’d you pick your user name?

My username is a nickname I have had for years, and it is also my xbox gamertag.



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Made an intro in the Southwest thread as well, but since I am still in Illinois for the next month or two, I thought I would say hello here!

  1. How long have you been playing golf? What’s your handicap or normal score?
    16 years, but I only go out once or twice a summer.

  2. What do you love about golf?
    I love golf carts, and have built many custom ones. I figure it's time to start taking this sport more seriously so I can go out with my buddies rather than just building their carts.

  3. What brings you to MyGolfSpy? Do you already know any other Spies?
    Well made forum. Looks high quality. Easy to navigate. Large member base! Don't know any other spies.

  4. Where are you from? What is your home course?
    Chicago (Schaumburg... but currently leaving this place for Arizona!). No home course. Have played several around here though, including Medinah and River Forest Country Club.

  5. What are the best and worst things about golf in your region?
    Winter here SUCKS!

  6. What do you do for a living?
    Car wash industry.

  7. How’d you pick your user name?
    Who doesn't love John Candy? Haha. The big guy was gone too soon.

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

I have played golf since I was about 3 years old when I started tagging along with my dad.  I haven't kept a handicap for years just because I'm too cheap to pay for the service and since I have been moving around I haven't been a member at one golf course for long.  When I kept my handicap I was +0.8.  I usually shoot between 70-75.  If the putter works it could be less and if I blow up it could be more.

What do you love about golf?

I love how it is never the same.  You can never play it perfect.  I love that you can take it extremely serious or have a party.  There is not another sport with the history, growth and opportunity as this one.

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

I am a bit of a nerd when it comes to equipment.  I want to know everything there is about the clubs.  I think that is what I enjoyed the most when I was in the golf business.  Long hours and low pay ended that career relatively quick.  I miss having my hands on different equipment everyday and discussing it with others why I liked or disliked  product.

Where are you from? What is your home course?

I am originally from St. Joseph, MO.  I have moved around a bit and I'm currently in Quincy, IL.  I played a lot last year at Westview Golf Course in Quincy, IL (Home of the Pepsi Little Peoples that has hosted junior golfers such as Tiger Woods and many others.)  This year I have been branching out and trying all the little courses in the area.

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

The best things are the extremes in styles of golf.  You can play a very classical country club one day and the other is you can play a farmer build country course that is only 9 holes.  It is fun because you have to play entirely different styles of golf depending on where you go.  The worst part that I have noticed about this area is lack of stroke play tournaments or even competitive tournaments.  Everything is a scramble for a charity.  There are not any two man or stroke play tournaments.  At least I don't know about any of them.

What do you do for a living?

I am the General Manager of a street store for Fastenal in Hannibal, MO.  We work a lot of hours so play during the week is limited.  I make the best of it I can on weekends.

How’d you pick your user name?

huckle was part of a nickname as a child and of course we all love golf.

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I've been playing golf for 16 years. I usually shoot in the mid tip high 70's I've shot 68 twice.  I play golf with Michael Riley in a golf league and he turned me onto my golf spy. I live in the western upper peninsula of Michigan. My home course is gigantic country club. The best thing about our region for golf is that it's easy to get on a course, most courses by mr. Are inexpensive.  There is no smell of industry in the air so it's a very natural feel when your out on the course. The worst thing about golf in the U.P. is the shortness of the window for comfortable golf.  Spring and fall have very harsh golfing weather.  Then when it gets to 80-90s it gets very muggy do too the big lake being so close to us. Or course is always wet so it makes you focus closely on ball swimming which I think helps in the long run, but it's frustrating during tournaments and stuff. I work at a millroom finishing metal castings.  It's just me name lol. 

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Hello from Michigan!

1. How long have you been playing golf? I played around with my dad's clubs at the driving range when I was 16. I got my own 'Play it again' set of clubs that Summer and played pretty consistently until my late twenties when I was married and started having kids. I didn't play much at all for about 15 years. Then the Summer of 2017 my son expressed some interest so I got us some lessons together with a local PGA instructor. My son lost interest and my obsession was renewed leading to spending lots of money on the game of golf. What’s your handicap or normal score? I mostly play online in simulation golf with my SkyTrak where my handicap went from mid to high 20s to about 17 now.

2. What do you love about golf? I love the fact that the best players in the world are just like us. They don't run 4.4 40 yard dashes or don't have a 40+ inch vertical and can dunk the basketball. Also, despite what the media claims, there is no way Brooks Koepka can bench press 225 15 times...no way!

3. What brings you to MyGolfSpy? I really appreciate the reviews and testing and believe that MyGolfSpy is unbiased. Do you already know any other Spies? I don't know yet, I am guessing I will recognize some usernames from golfsimulatorforum.com

4. Where are you from? Originally from Columbus, Ohio, but now I live in the State up North. What is your home course? I play more in my garage with simulation golf so I don't have a regular course.

5. What are the best and worst things about golf in your region? I think lack of proper golf etiquette is the worst thing about my region. There seems to be more people that don't respect the game, the course, or other players. The best thing is probably what makes golf easier than other places where I have played is lack of change in elevation.

6. What do you do for a living? RN

7. How’d you pick your user name? It is my email address and something I use for everything

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1 hour ago, cmckelvmi said:

Hello from Michigan!

1. How long have you been playing golf? I played around with my dad's clubs at the driving range when I was 16. I got my own 'Play it again' set of clubs that Summer and played pretty consistently until my late twenties when I was married and started having kids. I didn't play much at all for about 15 years. Then the Summer of 2017 my son expressed some interest so I got us some lessons together with a local PGA instructor. My son lost interest and my obsession was renewed leading to spending lots of money on the game of golf. What’s your handicap or normal score? I mostly play online in simulation golf with my SkyTrak where my handicap went from mid to high 20s to about 17 now.

2. What do you love about golf? I love the fact that the best players in the world are just like us. They don't run 4.4 40 yard dashes or don't have a 40+ inch vertical and can dunk the basketball. Also, despite what the media claims, there is no way Brooks Koepka can bench press 225 15 times...no way!

3. What brings you to MyGolfSpy? I really appreciate the reviews and testing and believe that MyGolfSpy is unbiased. Do you already know any other Spies? I don't know yet, I am guessing I will recognize some usernames from golfsimulatorforum.com

4. Where are you from? Originally from Columbus, Ohio, but now I live in the State up North. What is your home course? I play more in my garage with simulation golf so I don't have a regular course.

5. What are the best and worst things about golf in your region? I think lack of proper golf etiquette is the worst thing about my region. There seems to be more people that don't respect the game, the course, or other players. The best thing is probably what makes golf easier than other places where I have played is lack of change in elevation.

6. What do you do for a living? RN

7. How’d you pick your user name? It is my email address and something I use for everything

Welcome to That state up North from a fellow Ohioan transplant.

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Hello from Michigan!

1. How long have you been playing golf? I played around with my dad's clubs at the driving range when I was 16. I got my own 'Play it again' set of clubs that Summer and played pretty consistently until my late twenties when I was married and started having kids. I didn't play much at all for about 15 years. Then the Summer of 2017 my son expressed some interest so I got us some lessons together with a local PGA instructor. My son lost interest and my obsession was renewed leading to spending lots of money on the game of golf. What’s your handicap or normal score? I mostly play online in simulation golf with my SkyTrak where my handicap went from mid to high 20s to about 17 now.

2. What do you love about golf? I love the fact that the best players in the world are just like us. They don't run 4.4 40 yard dashes or don't have a 40+ inch vertical and can dunk the basketball. Also, despite what the media claims, there is no way Brooks Koepka can bench press 225 15 times...no way!

3. What brings you to MyGolfSpy? I really appreciate the reviews and testing and believe that MyGolfSpy is unbiased. Do you already know any other Spies? I don't know yet, I am guessing I will recognize some usernames from golfsimulatorforum.com

4. Where are you from? Originally from Columbus, Ohio, but now I live in the State up North. What is your home course? I play more in my garage with simulation golf so I don't have a regular course.

5. What are the best and worst things about golf in your region? I think lack of proper golf etiquette is the worst thing about my region. There seems to be more people that don't respect the game, the course, or other players. The best thing is probably what makes golf easier than other places where I have played is lack of change in elevation.

6. What do you do for a living? RN

7. How’d you pick your user name? It is my email address and something I use for everything

Hi! Keep planting Buckeyes up north!

Driver: Titleist 915D3 Diamana White XS
FW: Cobra Fly-Z 16.5 Adila Proto XS
Hybrid: Adams Boxer Proto Gold 19 Adila Proto XS
Irons: Titleist 714 CB 4-PW DG X100
Wedges: Vokey 50-54-58
Putter: Odyssey Versa #7

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  1. How long have you been playing golf? What’s your handicap or normal score? My name is Dean and I have been playing golf since I was 7 years old. I am currently 28. My handicap is roughly 12-14, and my scores can vary depending on what courses I am playing. 

  2. What do you love about golf? What I love about golf is the ability to play it with the people I care about. My grandfather who passed away introduced the game to my father and myself when I was 7 and I have been playing golf with my dad ever since. 

  3. What brings you to MyGolfSpy? Do you already know any other Spies? I have been a huge fan on Instagram seeing all your posts and ratings of clubs and balls. 

  4. Where are you from? What is your home course? I am from Cincinnati Ohio. And I don't really have a home course. I play wherever I want to when I can get out. 

  5. What are the best and worst things about golf in your region? The best thing is the amount of courses around me and also how the designs vary so much. The worst thing has to be the condition of the courses I play. 

  6. What do you do for a living? I am a project controls specialist. I currently do scheduling and cost Management for a large energy corporation. 

  7. How’d you pick your user name? I haven't picked a user name so I should get on that. 

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On 2/11/2019 at 5:27 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? What’s your handicap or normal score? I've been playing golf for 25 years. My handicap is currently a 2.

  2. What do you love about golf? I enjoy being out in nature. I also enjoy meeting the good people golf attracts.

  3. What brings you to MyGolfSpy? Do you already know any other Spies? I joined golf spy to expand my golf knowledge. I do not know any other spies.

  4. Where are you from? What is your home course? I'm from Lansing,Mi. My home course is willowwood in Portland,Mi.

  5. What are the best and worst things about golf in your region? The best would be the variety of golf Michigan offers.the worst in winter.

  6. What do you do for a living? I work in a warehouse environment.

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

 

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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? What’s your handicap or normal score? I have been playing golf for 40 years and I still stink! My handicap is a 16.

  2. What do you love about golf? I love the openness of the outdoors in the warm winds the summer breeze has. Playing in Minnesota and especially northern Minnesota and Wisconsin we get to see a lot of wildlife too.

  3. What brings you to MyGolfSpy? Do you already know any other Spies? My quest to continuing getting better and lowering my score. I was hoping my girls by would help me round out my game, equipment, and mentality to win.

  4. Where are you from? What is your home course? Live in Farmington Minnesota which is a little bit south east of the Twin Cities and I live next to a course pretty close called Southern Hills. Also play or Emerald Greens, Valleywood, And Crystal Lake.

  5. What are the best and worst things about golf in your region? The worst thing about golfing in Minnesota is we can’t go if you’re around.  When the Spring comes around in the snow when ice melt everybody comes out. It can get crowded sometimes

  6. What do you do for a living? I am a disabled Marine veteran and a recently retired schoolteacher who has trouble getting clubs fitted because it’s a little bit… Complicated.

  7. How’d you pick your user name? My nickname in high school and the last four digits of the phone number I had growing up in Fort Madison Iowa.

  8. SK0L VIKINGS!!!!!

 

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On 2/22/2019 at 2:42 PM, Xdmike20 said:

Hello everyone! My name is Mike. I am 40 and live in the awesome state of OHIO! I currently live in Columbus and I carry a 4 handicap. I try and play a few times a month now that I am back in school and have two jobs. I am coming back from a 10 year break away from the game. I used to be a titleist junky but I have been converted to a cobra guy. I love the stuff they are coming out with. I currently play the pro cb's from 2008 and they are amazing. For someone that plays a real player's iron the technology hasn't changed too much in the last couple decades it seems. 

Welcome Mike. You happen to be a Browns fan?

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On 4/11/2019 at 10:22 PM, iPhillycheese said:

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

I have been playing golf for about seven years now. I started swinging golf clubs after I finished playing baseball, so my golf swing was not the greatest. I could not keep my head down on the ball, and I would flare out extremely with my left shoulder. Over those years, I have been able to put together a solid swing. I'm working on my mechanics daily. I still struggle like most to string together pars with the occasional birdie. My handicap hovers around +18.

What do you love about golf?

I love golf's mental grind. Every shot you have to be so mentally focused and locked in. Being able to hit great shots gives me a satisfaction that I love. Also, being able to drink beer and have a good time with your buddies is what I love about golf.

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

A friend of mine told me about MyGolfSpy and the community, so I wanted to see it for myself and get involved.

Where are you from? What is your home course?

I am from Fort Wayne, IN, and I would have to say my home course was Lakeside golf course before it closed, but now I play at various courses around the city.

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

Best thing about golf in my region is the availability. There's always time to play 9 or 18. Worst thing, courses are beginning to close down due to expansion of those areas and the lack of interest in golf, which really is unfortunate.

What do you do for a living?

I'm currently a manager for a restaurant in downtown Fort Wayne, but plan on finding a new position in Business Operations.

How’d you pick your user name?

My username is a nickname I have had for years, and it is also my xbox gamertag.

OMG I LOVE Philly Cheesesteaks! Welcome to MGS. Gotta go Im hungry now.  

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  1. How long have you been playing golf? What’s your handicap or normal score? Less than 1 year (yes very late into the game) and normally around 100's so far..

  2. What do you love about golf? The fact that each day on the course is beautiful no matter how bad you do. It always beats a day in the office.

  3. What brings you to MyGolfSpy? Do you already know any other Spies? Since I'm new, I've been doing a lot of review searches and came across this site many times.

  4. Where are you from? What is your home course? Illinois - Pheasant Run in Geneva is my home course.

  5. What are the best and worst things about golf in your region? Worst is the flooding, best is the amount of courses in the area.

  6. What do you do for a living? Civil Engineer

  7. How’d you pick your user name? Dates back to my hockey days!

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9 minutes ago, Goalienut said:

Pheasant Run in Geneva is my home course.

Welcome!

I have a friend that lives in Batavia. The last time I played out there we played Settler's Hill and Prairie Landing. I enjoyed both, but the weather was brutal the day we played Prairie Landing (35 degrees and 30 mph winds and only #18 was truly downwind)).

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