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

    1. 85-95 depending ont he course

  2. What do you love about golf?

    1. gives me something unserious to get frustruated with 😆

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

    1. been extra annoyed with my game recently. looking at various products and tips that could help with my irons and overall tempo.

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

    1. colorado

    2. i usully play the local muni close to home

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

    1. best is the views and terain

    2. worst are the days when my course is closed. i dont mind playin in the cold.

  6. What do you do for a living?

    1. i am currently self employed

  7. How’d you pick your user name?

    1. favorite golf movie. "how am I supposed to chip..."

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On 9/5/2022 at 10:18 AM, jrkinder93 said:

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

I've been playing for as long as I can remember. I grew up hitting balls into a pasture by my house, played high school golf and then started taking golf more seriously after college. I've been hovering around a 7 the past couple seasons. 

 

What do you love about golf?

The thing I love about golf is that it is an individual sport. When things aren't going well, you've only got yourself to blame. Also, I've created a lot of great relationships through golf. If you aren't able to golf with your normal guys on any given weekend, you are able to meet some pretty cool people if you're not afraid to walk onto a golf course as a solo. 

 

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

I've read reviews of products but I think it's time to start talking about courses, experiences, other products, etc. 

 

Where are you from? What is your home course? 

Sioux Falls, SD. I don't really have a home course. There are some nice courses in the area and I just try to get on wherever, whenever I can. 

 

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

I've got nothing but good things to say about golf in my area. There are so many great golf courses within two hours of Sioux Falls. You can play a wide open, link's style course one day and then a tight, wooded course along the river the next day. I don't mind not being able to golf in the winter either. It gives me a reason to go to different areas and try new golf courses. 

 

What do you do for a living?

I'm an engineer for a HVAC company. 

 

How’d you pick your user name? 

It's my name. 

Welcome JR!  I am also a fairly new member of the forum.  

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Ping G425 Max 9° w/Ventus Velocore Blue-5S

Ping G410 3 wood 16° w/Ventus Velocore Blue-6R tipped 1"

PXG 0211 19.5° 7 wood w/Project X Evenflow Riptide CB 40 5.0

Callaway Rogue 19° hybrid regular

PXG Gen 3 0311XF 5 - G steel regular

Corey Paul wedges bent to 53° and 58°

Taylormade Spider X putter

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On 4/4/2022 at 4:50 PM, Tyler H said:
  • How long have you been playing golf? What’s your handicap or normal score?

  • What do you love about golf?

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

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

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

  • What do you do for a living?

Hello all, Jason here. 
1. I’ve been playing for about 12 years, the first 10 were really scramble/work/beer golfing and only the last two have been about getting better. I’m a 16 so sticking in the 85-92 range. 
2. I love the challenge and constant drive to improve. Being outside and meeting new people is a major bonus. I’m also a nerd when it comes to architecture so naturally golf fits well. 
3. When I was getting serious I found the site very helpful to pick out good equipment. 
4. I have lived in central Iowa my entire life. We have a ton of decent courses but I tend to favor a few of the older ones - Bright Grandview, Waveland and Veenker. 
5. The best is the fact we have a ton of golf that is reasonably priced. The bad is the fact most aren’t great pieces of architecture and we also have long cold winters.

6. I’m currently working in the fire protection and security construction industry  

 

Putter- Wilson West Loop - 34". 

Driver- Tour Edge C521 10.5°. 

3 wood- Tour Edge C521 15°. 3 Iron- Tour Edge C722- 17°. 

4 iron- Cobra King RadSpeed 19°. 

5-GW iron- Cobra King F7 OL 

56-60° Cobra King MIM.

Ball- Snell MTB-X

 

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WITB -->

  • Calaway Epic Speed Driver, 4w
    • Project X HZRDUS Smoke iM10 60 Graphite S
  • Maltby DBM forged irons 4-PW
    • KBS Tour Lite R
  • Maltby TSW DRM wedge 50, 56
    • KBS Tour Wedge R
  • Maltby Pure-Track Tour Milled No.4 Putter
  • Craftsman Golf Iron Headcovers w Magnetic Closure
  • Maxfli Tour, Vice Pro, Titleist Pro V1
  • Maxfli Honors+ 14 way stand bag
  • FootJoy Pro/SL Sport
  • FootJoy Contour FLX Glove

Some facts... 

  • How long have you been playing golf? since the golden 80's... Swan Valley Golf Course
  • What’s your handicap or normal score? currently a bogey golfer. 
  • What do you love about golf? being outdoors, conversation, skill building
  • What brings you to MyGolfSpy? content and product awareness 
  • Do you already know any other Spies? not that i'm aware of
  • Where are you from? Originally Michigan. Now Colorado (Summit).
  • What is your home course? Breckenridge Golf Club (CO), Crooked Tree Golf Club (MI)
  • What are the best and worst things about golf in your region? Worst is the length of snow covered winter (Both areas). The best is the endless sun and moderate summer temps for the Rocky Mountains, or the pure green and sunsets of Northern Michigan. 
  • What do you do for a living? Supply Chain

I've held a bag of Nike ProCombo Clones 3-PW, a Nike Driver, random FORTUNE fairway woods from my teens and a Top Flite putter for 20 years... In 20 years I've gone from golfing daily, to never, to monthly, to occasionally, and now back to a few times a week (coming soon summer '23). In the early 2000's I held a single digit handicap for a few years and played with my company league. Now I'm golfing around 88-92 which I can honestly blame on my lack of consistent play.

Last fall I made an effort to use my professional skill in combination with a professional golf 'full-bag' fitting from PXG and came up with my new 'discount' set based on the specifications of the outcome. Every club I have listed was purchased new with warranty and was also custom built to my 'fit' specifications. The total cost for ALL items remains under $$...any guesses?? It was a steal! Let me know if you're curious. I will let you know how it plays... ...once the snow melts... ...or I make it to a warmer climate... ...to be continued. 

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** Random days warrior. Walk the course. Play a minimum of 4 rounds per year w/o keeping score. Love the outdoors no matter the weather. **

  • Calaway Epic Speed 1w, 4w
  • Maltby DBM forged irons 4-PW & TSW DRM 50, 56
  • Maltby Pure-Track Tour Milled No.4 Putter
  • KBS and Project X
  • Lamkin Crossline+ and Skinny Pistol grips
  • Maxfli Tour, Vice Pro, Titleist Pro V1

 

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Recently joined the Spy, learning to read the greens. 
 

1. I have been playing golf for 35+ years. Fortunate enough to begin working at the golf course at age 10 in my hometown. Currently carry an 8.6 handicap. Enjoy being able to consistently play to it on different courses. 
 

2. So much to love about golf. I love the time alone on the course. I walk 90% of the time and enjoy the time by myself, in my mind, in nature and the ability to be there. I also enjoy being on the course with friends and family. Friendly side bets, skins games, banter making memories.  
 

3. Interested in the Spy and the community. Always curious about technology, what others find that work for them, club hacks, course hacks and the best products/gear that other golfers are using. 
 

4. I grew up in Southwest Wyoming on the border of Wyoming and Utah.  I do not have a home course at this time. Too many great courses in the Denver area. Play Saddle Rock and Broadlands often. Mix in many others. 
 

5. The best is the weather. Golf year round in Colorado. There are days you cannot play in the winter but keep your clubs handy for those days you can. Mountain courses rock in Colorado. Get into the mountains and challenge yourself. Breckenridge, Keystone and Silverthorne offer some great mountain golf. 
 

6.  Oil and Gas 

7.  It is an accurate username for me. I am a golf nut and I have always liked Richard Petty 43!!!

⛳ golfnut43

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Hey everyone! Stumbled upon MGS before last Christmas and thoroughly enjoyed reading through the testing's and latest reviews. Even bought a putter based off the Most Wanted Mallets (Wilson Buckingham). Figured it was time to create an account and join the forums!

 

  1. How long have you been playing golf? What’s your handicap or normal score?
    1. On and off since 2019. Gotten more serious this last year. Hoping to play once a week in 2023 now. Handicap: 23.
  2. What do you love about golf?
    1. Enjoying the outdoors, playing with friends/girlfriend. That feeling of hitting a beautiful shot after back to back awful shots.
  3. What brings you to MyGolfSpy? Do you already know any other Spies?
    1. The testing. The amount of good content put out and the community.
  4. Where are you from? What is your home course?
    1. I'm from Texas but live/work in Kansas now. Home course would be Tex Consolver Golf Course
  5. What are the best and worst things about golf in your region?
    1. Weak winters mean I can play all year long. Weak winters mean I have to pay for golf all year long ;).
  6. What do you do for a living?
    1. Engineer in the Aviation Industry
  7. How’d you pick your user name?
    1. Connorn was taken when I first made a username way back in the day, so I decided to be the second and it's stuck.
       

Bonus: Pic of my bag:

 

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Driver: Cleveland HiBore XL
3 Wood: Mizuno JPX 
Hybrid: 19* Taylormade SLDR
5 Wood: King Cobra Offset SS Hyper Steel
4-PW: Nike Covert VrS with Aldila VS Proto shafts
Putter: Wilson Buckingham
Grint ID: connorn2 HC: 23

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

·         My father-in-law forced me into learning the game one summer in the 1970's.  Did not play after that until 1991.  As of today I am a 10.4 HCP.  

2.       What do you love about golf?

·         Everything.  Nature, competition, meeting new people and everyday/every hole is different.

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

·         I enjoy the technical information provided by MyGolfSpy.

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

·         I grew up in Illinois but have lived in Omaha, NE since 1991.  My home course is Ashland Golf Club in Ashland, NE.

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

·         The price of golf in the Midwest is better than other parts of the country. We have a lot of wind for the first half of the year.  25-40 mph is common.

6.       What do you do for a living?

·         I am retired salesman / project manager in the electrical industry.

7.       How’d you pick your user name?

·         CrazyGolfNut, because I am.

 

Ping G400 Max driver | Ping G410 3 & 5 fairway woods | Cleveland Launcher XL HALO 7 wood | Titleist 818 H1 5 hybrid | Titleist T300 6-GW | Titleist SM9 52F & 56S wedges | Odyssey Dual Force Rossie 2 or Rife Two Bar Hybrid putter | Bushnell Phantom 2 GPS | Precision Pro NX7 Pro Titleist Pro V1 yellow or Srixon Q-STAR TOUR V4 yellow | GHIN hcp floats between 10 & 12

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"Never bet against an old man with old clubs that have new grips"

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