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Hey guys new to the forum and thought I’d do intro for my region!

1. How long have you been playing golf? 
- I’ve grown up playing since I was about 5y/o and just turn 27 this past week so 22 years!

2. What do you love about golf? 
- The thing I love about golf is you will never hit the exact same shot twice.... and flushing a 3 iron 😬

3. what brings you to my golf spy? Know any other spies? 
- follow their account on Instagram and listen to some of the talks they do. I don’t know any other spies!

4. Recently moved to Manhattan, KS from Overland Park, KS. Current home course is Clay Center Country Club

5. Best and worst things about golf in the region? 
- best: golf is fairly inexpensive anywhere within 50 miles there’s plenty of course that are in good shape for under $40 with a cart. 
- Worst: great life golf and fitness. In my opinion it’s a death sentence for golf courses. Don’t put in the time to maintain a course and it’s goes to sh*t.

6. What do you do for a living? 
- I have recently graduated from Cleveland University Kansas City with my doctorate in Chiropractic. While waiting to get approved for licensing I and working on the grounds crew team for my home course. 
 

If any other spies are near my area let’s get some golf in!

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Colorado golfers -

I am hoping that we are all back to some degree of normalcy in the near future. I have been in the state since last June and have yet to tee it up. I am in Colorado Springs and am looking forward to playing all of the course here as well as planning my must play list for courses around the state. That being said, can anyone recommend some great courses? I don't mind driving a bit and look forward to the input.

Thanks!

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Also, forgot to ask another question - 

Can anyone recommend a good fitter? I have been looking at D'Lance and Club Champion.

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Also, forgot to ask another question - 

Can anyone recommend a good fitter? I have been looking at D'Lance and Club Champion.

I have gone to D’Lance and got a whole bag fitting when they dropped the price around Christmas a few years back. It comes with free tuneups for life so I have gone back for adjustments twice. They have a great facility and knowledgeable people. I wouldn’t hesitate recommending them to you over Club Champion.

 

 

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Colorado golfers -
I am hoping that we are all back to some degree of normalcy in the near future. I have been in the state since last June and have yet to tee it up. I am in Colorado Springs and am looking forward to playing all of the course here as well as planning my must play list for courses around the state. That being said, can anyone recommend some great courses? I don't mind driving a bit and look forward to the input.
Thanks!

I have lived in Colorado Springs for about 10 years and have played most of the local courses. I live on the North end so I frequent Kings Deer most often, Pine Creek or the Air Force Academy are also good choices. Kings Deer will give you the most bang for your buck and is currently open for walking only when the weather cooperates. Bear Dance in Larkspur is another great mountain course.


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pxg-small.jpg 0311, 4-PW, (+1/2" / +2 up) ProjX LZ 6.0
pxg-small.jpg 0311 wedges, 52, 56, 60 degree
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10 hours ago, Tap In said:

I have gone to D’Lance and got a whole bag fitting when they dropped the price around Christmas a few years back. It comes with free tuneups for life so I have gone back for adjustments twice. They have a great facility and knowledgeable people. I wouldn’t hesitate recommending them to you over Club Champion.

 

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@Tap In thank you. I have been leaning towards D'Lance especially since they are offering their lifetime fittings for $250 right now. I appreciate the recommendation.

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I have lived in Colorado Springs for about 10 years and have played most of the local courses. I live on the North end so I frequent Kings Deer most often, Pine Creek or the Air Force Academy are also good choices. Kings Deer will give you the most bang for your buck and is currently open for walking only when the weather cooperates. Bear Dance in Larkspur is another great mountain course.


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Awesome. Thanks! I am in the Rockrimmon area and have hit balls at both Pine Creek and King's Deer but haven't played either course. Looking forward to it after we get back to normal and today's snow melts.

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From Northeast ND, I’ve been playing golf since I was 10 and I’m 30 now. Love the game and the challenge it presents. I play to a 3.2 handicap, but my goal is to make to scratch someday. I’m a firm believer in getting fitted for your clubs. When I was first fitted when I was 19, I can say I easily shaved 10 strokes off my game because of it. Love forums like this because I am an equipment nerd, especially with driver and driver shaft combos.

Current bag setup is:

Driver: Ping G410LST 9* lofted to 10*, Tour AD-GP 7x
3wood: Ping G 14.5* Tour AD- DI 8x
Hybrid: Titleist 910H 17 degrees- Diamana Black 90X
Irons: 716 AP2- 4-pw. DG X100 (2up, +1/2”)
Wedges- Sm6 54 and 60, Sm8 50 Degree DG X100 (2up, +1/2”)
Putter: TaylorMade Spider Tour 35”
Ball- Titleist ProV1x or Tp5x (have a hard time deciding)


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I have lived in Colorado Springs for about 10 years and have played most of the local courses. I live on the North end so I frequent Kings Deer most often, Pine Creek or the Air Force Academy are also good choices. Kings Deer will give you the most bang for your buck and is currently open for walking only when the weather cooperates. Bear Dance in Larkspur is another great mountain course.


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In Castle Rock there’s Plum Creek, a Pete Dye course I think. It was a brute for me.

Arrowhead, technically in Littleton, plays in the middle of the hogbacks. What a course, beautiful.

Besides Kings Deer and Pine Creek there’s Patty Jewitt and WoodMor.

Cherokee Ridge is a fun 9 hole course. Been hitting it a lot on nice days this year.


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Well Hello All, 

I have been checking out a lot of the reviews and articles for a few months, seems like a cool place to hang out.

  1. How long have you been playing golf? What’s your handicap or normal score?    Playing for 20 years now, hover around 11-13 hcp

  2. What do you love about golf?  So many things, being outside, hanging out with friends, best part was I taught my daughter how to play when she was young, now we are teaching the grand kids.

  3. What brings you to MyGolfSpy? Do you already know any other Spies?   Originally the Ball test, i dont think i know any other spies

  4. Where are you from? What is your home course?  Western Nebraska, play at a municipal course close by

  5. What are the best and worst things about golf in your region?  Wide open spaces, lots of different course types within a few hours drive (some world class). Also the cost is quite a bit less that a lot of places

  6. What do you do for a living?  Customer Service

  7. How’d you pick your user name?  Kind of a bowling reference

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Driver: Ping G410+
Fairway Wood: Ping G410  
Hyrbrid: Mizuno CLK 
Irons: Mizuno JPX 919 HM Pro
Wedges: Ping Glide 2.0  50*, 54*, and 58*
Putter: Odyssey 2-ball
Ball: Snell MTB-X
 

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  1. I've been playing since about age 7 I think...had a good junior program in my tiny hometown.  Handicap is 9.6 right now.

  2. What do you love about golf?  Being outdoors, being competitive, the constant challenge to figure it out and then keep it if you ever do

  3. What brings you to MyGolfSpy? Do you already know any other Spies?  A buddy of mine and I got into a discussion on equipment, he had some good info and told me he got it here.

  4. Where are you from? What is your home course?  Overland Park, KS area -- play mostly in the SOJOCO area: Ironhorse and then some at OP/St. Andrews and Heritage

  5. What are the best and worst things about golf in your region?  Best = lots of courses and great evening/twilight summer golf / Worst = rainy springs with unpredictable weather makes it hard to get the game going

  6. What do you do for a living?  Help people with business problems

  7. How’d you pick your user name?  threw together some letters and "Golfer" (boring)

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  1. How long have you been playing golf? What’s your handicap or normal score? As long as i can remember, but probably started around 7-8 years old. Handicap 8.7

  2. What do you love about golf? You only have yourself to blame when things go wrong (or to credit when things go right)

  3. What brings you to MyGolfSpy? Do you already know any other Spies? Followed the equipment reviews for a number of years and wanted to get in to the possibility of participating in the testings. 

  4. Where are you from? What is your home course? Sioux Falls - Bakker Crossing is my home course though I tend to play a different course each time i play

  5. What are the best and worst things about golf in your region? Worst: Short season as a result of the weather. Best: incredibly vibrant golf community (especially considering the short season), two different professional events (Sanford International) and GreatLife Challenge (Symetra Tour), 9 different courses (two private) within a 30 minute drive. 

  6. What do you do for a living? government/public policy

  7. How’d you pick your user name? cheap play on words

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Colorado Golfer

  1. How long have you been playing golf?What’s your handicap or normal score?  I have been playing since age 14.  I am an unofficial 12.  I usually shoot mid to low 80's

  2. What do you love about golf?  I love golf because whether I play great or completely hack it up I still want to get back out and play more.  Golf is a love/ hate relationship.  Golf is the best sport ever!  Golf is the most ridiculous sport ever!  Golf is a unique, individual game that teaches honesty, integrity, sportsmanship, discipline, and focus.

  3. What brings you to MyGolfSpy? Do you already know any other Spies?  I enjoy the non-biased reviews and opinions from real people, not paid spokespeople.  I value input from average golf junkies like myself.

  4. Where are you from? What is your home course?  Littleton, Colorado.  No official home course.  I would say The Meadows and Foothills are my home tracks because that is where I learned the game.  Now I play South Suburban most frequently (fantastic course conditions).  We hold our unofficial men's club at S.S.  My best round ever was at Plum Creek (1st and only 79!).  My favorite tracks are: Murphy Creek, The Ridge, and Fox Hollow

  5. What are the best and worst things about golf in your region?  Great weather for golf Spring/ Summer/ Fall.  Nothing beats 'Indian Summer' golf.  Sunny almost everyday!   Although it is very common for the weather to change mid-round!  Some local courses in my area seem really proud of their courses.  Douglas County courses seem overpriced (ex. Lone Tree, H.R.).  The Ridge can be pricey, but the product and experience is high quality.  I feel there is much better value at most courses outside of South Denver metro area (Murphy Creek, Fox Hollow, Legacy Ridge).

  6. What do you do for a living?  Optometrist

  7. How’d you pick your user name?  Avid Colorado Skier

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On 4/14/2020 at 9:28 PM, toehold57 said:

 


In Castle Rock there’s Plum Creek, a Pete Dye course I think. It was a brute for me.

Arrowhead, technically in Littleton, plays in the middle of the hogbacks. What a course, beautiful.

Besides Kings Deer and Pine Creek there’s Patty Jewitt and WoodMor.

Cherokee Ridge is a fun 9 hole course. Been hitting it a lot on nice days this year.


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@toehold57 Thanks for the tips! I have heard good things about Arrowhead and will check out Plum Creek. I have never played very well on Pete Dye courses but still enjoy them. I might take my son over to Cherokee Ridge one of these days. 

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Colorado Golfer

  1. How long have you been playing golf?What’s your handicap or normal score?  I have been playing since age 14.  I am an unofficial 12.  I usually shoot mid to low 80's

  2. What do you love about golf?  I love golf because whether I play great or completely hack it up I still want to get back out and play more.  Golf is a love/ hate relationship.  Golf is the best sport ever!  Golf is the most ridiculous sport ever!  Golf is a unique, individual game that teaches honesty, integrity, sportsmanship, discipline, and focus.

  3. What brings you to MyGolfSpy? Do you already know any other Spies?  I enjoy the non-biased reviews and opinions from real people, not paid spokespeople.  I value input from average golf junkies like myself.

  4. Where are you from? What is your home course?  Littleton, Colorado.  No official home course.  I would say The Meadows and Foothills are my home tracks because that is where I learned the game.  Now I play South Suburban most frequently (fantastic course conditions).  We hold our unofficial men's club at S.S.  My best round ever was at Plum Creek (1st and only 79!).  My favorite tracks are: Murphy Creek, The Ridge, and Fox Hollow

  5. What are the best and worst things about golf in your region?  Great weather for golf Spring/ Summer/ Fall.  Nothing beats 'Indian Summer' golf.  Sunny almost everyday!   Although it is very common for the weather to change mid-round!  Some local courses in my area seem really proud of their courses.  Douglas County courses seem overpriced (ex. Lone Tree, H.R.).  The Ridge can be pricey, but the product and experience is high quality.  I feel there is much better value at most courses outside of South Denver metro area (Murphy Creek, Fox Hollow, Legacy Ridge).

  6. What do you do for a living?  Optometrist

  7. How’d you pick your user name?  Avid Colorado Skier

@CO2planker Welcome to the site. Lots of good stuff here and I am sure I haven't found all of it. 

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  1. How long have you been playing golf? What’s your handicap or normal score?   I started playing at about 19. I played a lot for about ten years. Then, I got married had a family and golf took the backseat for awhile. Then, last year I played probably 25 -30 times and made me fall right back in love with this game. Planning on playing the same amount this year, if not more, even with the RONA going on right now. I don't have an official handicap. I would guess somewhere around 17 - 20. I shoot mid to high 80's. 

  2. What do you love about golf?  I love being outside, competing, trying to always improve, getting away from work and the time away from the family. It's not a bad thing to like getting away from your everyday stuff. The sound of a driver first thing in the morning. And the cussing I can hear of someone on the third fairway that just shot his third shot in the water. All great things!!!

  3. What brings you to MyGolfSpy? Do you already know any other Spies?  I thought I did a profile a few months back but I guess I was wrong. I like the true honest no BS feedback. My brother is a spy as well.

  4. Where are you from? What is your home course?   I live in Kansas City, MO. Winterstone Golf Course. Play there at least once a week. Be it, 9 or 18. Once a week!!

  5. What are the best and worst things about golf in your region?   The best thing - is spring golf - the weather PERFECT. The trees and flowers are in bloom and the fairways and greens are in great shape and we can play until about 6:30 to 7:00. The worst - is obviously....WINTER. You never know how long or short the winter will last. This can be very irritating. Like, in Feb it can 65 and sunny. Then, in April it will be 45 cold and windy and rainy, much like it is today. But, I love this place!

  6. What do you do for a living?   I am in the automotive software business. We help dealership sell vehicles. Which right now can be very difficult.

  7. How’d you pick your user name?   I picked my name because it is my IG and Twitter handle. My wife and I started KCLOVEGOLF back in January in hopes to bring more attention/golfers to golf tournaments; charity, club tourney's or whatever. We want to help get the word out there for you. Then, the corana hit and put it on the back burner for a bit. Not to worry....we'll be helping tournaments later this year!!!

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Long time listener, first time caller! 

  1. How long have you been playing golf? What’s your handicap or normal score? I started taking golf seriously in high school. Up until then, I was a once-a-year-with-my-old-man type of player. In college, I stopped playing besides a couple summer scrambles, but I'm ready to get back into the game. I haven't kept a handicap in a few years, but I got it down to the 6-7 when I was in high school--however, I imagine I'm in the ~10 range now. I usually score in the low-to-mid 80s. 
  2. What do you love about golf? I love that it lets me be outside for hours at a time, and I love that it's a game I can share with my father. I think it's an awesome game because there's such a sense of inner competition--every time I play, I'm playing against the player I was yesterday (and the course, of course). I love watching golf, I love learning about golf, I love reading about golf, and I love playing golf. 
  3. What brings you to MyGolfSpy? Do you already know any other Spies? I've followed the main site for a few years and have always been impressed with MyGolfSpy's commitment to giving their community recommendations based on objective measures. I hadn't heard of the Forum before, so I'm interested to see what it's all about
  4. Where are you from? What is your home course? I'm from Mandan, North Dakota. My home course is Prairie West golf course; I have a ton of great golf memories there, and it holds a special place in my heart
  5. What are the best and worst things about golf in your region? The best thing about North Dakota golf is that there's lots of opportunity to play. There used to be a statistic going around that said the state had the most golf courses per capita (don't know if there's any truth to that or not). Unfortunately, there's no top-end quality courses here, but there's some pretty good ones. The worst thing about golf here is that the season is so short!
  6. What do you do for a living? I'm a college student. I'm finishing my undergraduate degree this spring, and I'm starting a master's program this summer.
  7. How’d you pick your user name? It's my last name spelled backwards, and it's been my username for just about everything since I was 10 years old. 
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Driver: :callaway-small:XHot; 10.5°; Project X S Shaft

3 Wood: :callaway-small: Razr X; Stiff shaft

3 Hybrid: :callaway-small: Big Bertha Heavenwood; Loft 20°; Standard Shaft 

Irons: :callaway-small:Diablo Edge; Steel Shafts; Stock Loft and Lie 

Wedges: :vokey-small:SM5 52.12F; SM5 56.14F; SM4 60.04

Putter: :edel-golf-1: Faldo G90

Grips: Golfpride CP2 Standard 

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Back playing for 3 months Aug to Oct 19. Picking up clubs here and there as I get side work. Some Nike irons 4 to sw, lob. 3hyb, and a chipper, callaway driver epszand 3 wood gbb sz. Three putters that I am looking to decide on. Putting mat in apartment. Mallet upright is currently working for mme.great indoors and practice, hut 3 putts are my bain.

Pharma consultant.In Fargo on an assignment.

60 yr old, heavy, 6 footer.

Played for 3 years in Florida in early 1990s.  Lousy then and lousy now. Never broke 100, but goal is 95 or better.  Driving 230 to 240 , ss is 94. Lessons are in my future.

Waiting for courses to open as I can't travel home to Boulder area right now. Close to Rose Creek  so driving range and practice green for an hour a couple days a week.

Just like to be outdoors. Weights,  martial arts,  steam. And jacuzzi as well.

Don't like hitting indoors  so ready for courses to dry out.  Kinda flathere. I like the quicker pace of play versus Florida.

Focusing on 120 yards and in, including 20 yard chips,  8 to 15 foot puts. Sandy king. Generally putting for bird three holes per round. But also putting for triple same frequency?!?!

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On 2/11/2019 at 3:30 PM, 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?
    hello all! I have been playing golf for most of my life. Until about 12-13 years ago I didn’t take it too seriously and only played a couple times a year. My current handicap is 18-19.

  2. What do you love about golf? Everything! Fresh air exercise, views, the challenges, spending time with friends and family. 

  3. What brings you to MyGolfSpy? Do you already know any other Spies? I don’t know any other spies. I think I started following on Twitter and decided to register.

  4. Where are you from? What is your home course? I am in Colorado, Littleton/Southwest metro Denver area. I have a number of courses near me, probably play the Meadows and Fox Hollow most frequently.

  5. What are the best and worst things about golf in your region? Best: can play 12 months a year. Worst: sometimes tough to get on on short notice.

  6. What do you do for a living? I am a physical therapist, TPI Certified if anyone has any questions.

  7. How’d you pick your user name? Nothing exciting, initials and last name.

 

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1. How long have you been playing golf? 
- I grew up playing golf, but was never technique based, just natural (lack of) talent.  took ~8 years off while traveling the world for business, but have re-caught the bug now that I am settled over the last 2 years.

2. What do you love about golf? 
- lifelong sport that allows for an equal mental to physical challenge.  always room to get better than the last shot.

3. what brings you to my golf spy? Know any other spies? 
- love the podcast and equipment analysis

4. Live in Denver, CO; but haven't taken the plunge to have a home course yet.  play a steady rotation of public courses, but see myself joining a private club in next 3 years if my enthusiasm continues or builds.

5. Best and worst things about golf in the region? 
- best: lots of beautiful options and a surprisingly long golf season in Colorado.  altitude doesn't hurt for ego off the tee either 🙂 
- Worst: while season is long, weather is unpredictable.  had a great round going last year in June and got snowed out @ hole # 11...yikes.

6. What do you do for a living? 
- I work in sales in the healthcare industry...but really I am prepping for a senior tour birth in ~10 year :).
 

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