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MGS New Member Introduction: North Central Region

North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Iowa, Colorado, Kansas, Missouri

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?

  2. What do you love about golf?

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

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

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

  6. What do you do for a living?

  7. How’d you pick your user name?

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36 minutes ago, GolfSpy MPR said:

MGS New Member Introduction: North Central Region

North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Iowa, Colorado, Kansas, Missouri

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?

  2. What do you love about golf?

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

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

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

  6. What do you do for a living?

  7. How’d you pick your user name?

Hey fellas,

Started playing at age 6. Played competitive through high school. Been 27 years now. 

I love having pursued a career in the industry. I don’t work, I just hang out on a golf course all day long.. at least that’s what I tell people

Saw some opportunities to test equipment, but eager to thumb through some of the other forums and product reviews. 

From Kansas City, still reside here. Grew up playing the OP courses. Have worked at 8 facilities, could call them my temporary homes  

Winter sucks and summers are hot but plenty of golfable days to be found. 

Im a golf course superintendent at a nice club in town. 

Username is my go-to. Nothing creative. 

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Hey folks, 

I started playing in early middle school. My grandma would pick up a couple of my buddies and drop us off at the course while she played bridge over the summer.  That makes about 24 years playing now.  I currently play of around a 10 index.

I just love the game. It's more like my down time to clear my head. I'm beginning to learn the joy of teaching it to my two kiddos.

I was originally drawn to mgs checking out product reviews.

Always lived in Iowa, but had plenty of travel opportunity through work. I work as a quality manager at a major ag company based out of Minnesota.  

My home course is a nice little 18 hole muni in Fort Dodge, IA for now.  Switching to a semi-private 9 hole CC nearby next year. 

Love the range of conditions we get to play through in Iowa, but the winters can get long. 

Username...seemed like a good idea at the time, not sure I would've picked it again haha. 

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I'm not new, but since the introduction forum has been split by region, I thought I'd go ahead and do a second intro.

 

  1. How long have you been playing golf? What’s your handicap or normal score? I have been playing golf off and on since I was roughly 10 years old, but I finally jumped in with both feet around 25. I turn 32 in April so about 7 years of golf as my main hobby. Current handicap is 10.6 with an average score of 84.8.

  2. What do you love about golf? What I love about golf is the challenge, the scenery, and the opportunity to slow down and debrief from the daily grind. I like to walk 18 in the early morning and take in the surroundings.

  3. What brings you to MyGolfSpy? Do you already know any other Spies? I've been on a few other forums in the past, but MGS is home primarily because of the way everyone treats each other here. I have yet to see anyone really making fun of anyone else or trying to make them feel stupid on a particular matter. It doesn't mean we all agree on everything (or anything), but discussions are generally open-minded and civil. I've had great conversations with plenty of other spies, but I don't know anyone here personally.

  4. Where are you from? What is your home course? I currently live in Joplin, Missouri. I was born in Baton Rouge, LA, did a 2 year "stint" in Austin, TX when my family moved there in '95. Had the opportunity of a lifetime to go live in Hamilton, New Zealand for another 2 years after that (because of my dad's job). Finally, settled in Joplin in '99 - where my dad and much of his family are from originally. My home course is the Carthage Municipal Golf Course located in Carthage, MO (www.carthagegolfcourse.com). 

  5. What are the best and worst things about golf in your region? Best thing about golf around here is that it's fairly inexpensive and there are plenty of public courses around to play at. Worst thing is definitely the winter weather for me. I have eczema so anything much colder than 50 degrees outside and my hands start to split open which is incredibly painful.

  6. What do you do for a living? Currently, I work as a trainer for a local manufacturing company . We produce a variety of batteries for commercial, medical, space, and military uses.

  7. How’d you pick your user name? There's nothing fun or incredibly exciting about the story behind my username. It's a twist on the word "triptych" which is the name of my favorite album by my favorite band - Demon Hunter. Triptych simply means a set of three associated artistic, literary, or musical works (it was DH's 3rd album). Anyway, when I was younger and playing video games I adapted the word to "TR1PTIK" after discovering someone else was already using "Triptych" as their gamer tag.

That's me in a nutshell as it pertains to MGS. Welcome to all the new spies. 🙂 

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

Probably since I was about 10. Went with my dad a few times and just got hooked. I took about 10 years off for school. Trying to play as much as possible but I have a young family which cuts into it. I'm lucky if I can play once a week (couple times a month in the summer is the norm) I'm a solid low 80's player but I can usually sneak a few 70's rounds into the mix.

  • What do you love about golf?

I like that it's a hard game with the constant pursuit of perfection. I love the feeling when you hit that one perfectly pure shot that hangs in the air all the way to the target. It's what drives me to hit 100 more shots just to get that one feeling back. 

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

I've been around a while, though I'm not as active on here as some folks. Came originally to learn more about clubs and never left. I was definitely one of those "standard loft" guys when I first started. It's interesting how much you pick up reading around on here.

  • Where are you from? What is your home course?

Canadian, born and raised. Boston for grad school. Madison for bit. Now Ames. I play a variety of courses in the area.

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

There are a bunch of great tracks in my area that I think punch above their weight in terms of quality golf.  You can play courses with a lot of elevation changes and some that are pure links. Des Moines also has some great courses as well.

  • What do you do for a living?

  • How’d you pick your user name?

I can kind of answer both of these. I panicked when trying to come up with a user name. I'm a chemist. We swing clubs. Alliteration is always fun = chemclub.

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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 I was 17 so about 22 years.  My current handicap is 8 trending down!

  2. What do you love about golf?  I love everything about golf even slow play since it means I am on the course!  That feeling of trying to hit a baby draw or cut and watching the ball fly exactly how I was trying to execute it is an amazing feeling.  Like others have stated that one perfect shot keeps me coming back again and again for the same feeling.

  3. What brings you to MyGolfSpy? Do you already know any other Spies? I like so many others was first introduced to MyGolfSpy after seeing an advertisement for a giveaway.  It took me a while to start to contribute but now this place feels like home.  My wife says I am addicted as I am on here a lot.  I don't know any spies personally (that I know of) but I am hoping that changes sooner rather than later.

  4. Where are you from? What is your home course?  I live in Wesley, a small town in North Central Iowa about 40 miles west of Mason City.  My home course this year is going to be a small 9 hole public course about 4 miles from my house.  In the past I have just played a bunch of different courses throughout the year including a real hidden gem about 10 miles from my house called Spring Valley Golf Course.  

  5. What are the best and worst things about golf in your region?  The best thing about golf in my area is the combination of cost ($256+tax yearly membership or $40 or less green fees + cart on weekends) and being able to go to the course at anytime during the day on weekends and never have a 4.5 hour round!  For anybody that has lived in Iowa they know that the golf season is only 6 months a year if we are lucky, which never seems long enough.

  6. What do you do for a living?  I actually just finished my schooling on December 31st for my Mechanical Journeymen's License (HVAC).  During the winter months in Iowa there is definitely a need for people that work on furnaces, especially this year!

  7. How’d you pick your user name?  My username is the same as my email and usernames elsewhere.  As a Hawkeye fan my entire life, I do bleed BlacknGold!

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