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Restarting golf and essentially starting a new phase in life. I have not played in nearly a dozen years. I gave away every piece of equipment I had and forgot about golf. I watched RickSheils on youtube about 3 months ago and slowly realized how much I missed playing. So starting a golf journey on a strict budget and let’s where we go! 
 

         How long have you been playing golf?  Off and on 5 yrs

         What’s your handicap or normal score? Probably 15 hcp usually Mid to low 80’s        
     
         What do you love about golf? Everything but the sunburn  
         
         What brings you to MyGolfSpy? I heard about it on I think MrShortGame’s channel maybe but it was on youtube. 

 

         Do you already know any other Spies?  No

         Where are you from? What is your home course? Sulphur La   Frasch GC

        What are the best and worst things about golf in your region? Warm Winters , Hot Humid Horrible Summers

        What do you do for a living? Work for an area Casino

         How’d you pick your user name? My nickname from a Friend 

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Fairway Wood: PGX 5 wood 19° & 7 wood 24°

Irons: PGX Pre Hybrid Irons 5-PW

Wedges: Kirkland 52°,56°,60°

Putter: Odyssey Mallet        Ball: Kirkland 2.0 3 piece 

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On 5/4/2022 at 3:30 PM, snicerz said:
  1. How long have you been playing golf? What’s your handicap or normal score?

    1. 9 months - mid to low 80s

  2. What do you love about golf?

    1. The challenge and being outside

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

    1. I found the reviews useful and wanted to see what I could contribute

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

    1. Oklahoma City - any course that doesn't cost a fortune for membership

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

    1. Worst: Wind

    2. Best: Tailwinds lol

  6. What do you do for a living?

    1. Sit at a computer all day

  7. How’d you pick your user name?

    1. I like Snickers but my name is Nic (no k) and putting a z on the end is just cool

Welcome!!!!

Driver: Honma TR 460 8.5*, Aldila RIP Alpha 80 S, 45 1/4"; Ping G425 LST, Fujikura Speeder TR 661 S, 45 1/2"

hybrids: Cobra King Tec 17* and 21*, both with Graphite Design Tour AD-DI 105 X

Irons:  Srixon ZX5 4-6, ZX7 7-PW, UST Mamiya Recoil F4, +1”

Wedges: :edel-golf-1: SMS 50D/54V/58D:Nippon:Modus 130 stiff, +1”

Putter:  :edel-golf-1: EAS 1.0

All but putter have Lamkin ST+2 Hybrid Calibrate midsize built to oversize +1

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2 minutes ago, Arliss said:

Restarting golf and essentially starting a new phase in life. I have not played in nearly a dozen years. I gave away every piece of equipment I had and forgot about golf. I watched RickSheils on youtube about 3 months ago and slowly realized how much I missed playing. So starting a golf journey on a strict budget and let’s where we go! 
 

         How long have you been playing golf?  Off and on 5 yrs

         What’s your handicap or normal score? Probably 15 hcp usually Mid to low 80’s        
     
         What do you love about golf? Everything but the sunburn  
         
         What brings you to MyGolfSpy? I heard about it on I think MrShortGame’s channel maybe but it was on youtube. 

 

         Do you already know any other Spies?  No

         Where are you from? What is your home course? Sulphur La   Frasch GC

        What are the best and worst things about golf in your region? Warm Winters , Hot Humid Horrible Summers

        What do you do for a living? Work for an area Casino

         How’d you pick your user name? My nickname from a Friend 

Welcome from up in West Monroe! Golden Nugget, or L’Auberge?

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Driver: Honma TR 460 8.5*, Aldila RIP Alpha 80 S, 45 1/4"; Ping G425 LST, Fujikura Speeder TR 661 S, 45 1/2"

hybrids: Cobra King Tec 17* and 21*, both with Graphite Design Tour AD-DI 105 X

Irons:  Srixon ZX5 4-6, ZX7 7-PW, UST Mamiya Recoil F4, +1”

Wedges: :edel-golf-1: SMS 50D/54V/58D:Nippon:Modus 130 stiff, +1”

Putter:  :edel-golf-1: EAS 1.0

All but putter have Lamkin ST+2 Hybrid Calibrate midsize built to oversize +1

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On 12/6/2021 at 7:30 AM, CarlH said:

I've been on MGS for awhile now, but recently moved from Oregon to Arkansas, so I thought I'd post my info here.....

 

  1. How long have you been playing golf? What’s your handicap or normal score? Started playing at the end of my military career at the age of 38, so it's been a bit over 32 years.  Typically shoot in the low 80s and upper 70s with a current index of 7ish.

  2. What do you love about golf? It's a great way to socialize.  It's a constant effort to do well and to improve.

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

  4. Where are you from? What is your home course? Originally from Fort Walton Beach, Florida, then a lot of time in Charleston, SC during my military career.  After retiring from the Navy, I lived in CO, MT, ND, and most recently 20 years in Medford, OR.  I am now residing in Hot Springs Village, AR (Dec 21).  Home course is Diamante Golf Club.

  5. What are the best and worst things about golf in your region? Too early in my time here to make that call.

  6. What do you do for a living? Retired from US Submarine Service in 1990.  Worked as Financial Advisor and stock broker post military, but retired fully now.

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

Played a couple of the courses in the Village YEARS ago! So nice!!! 

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Driver: Honma TR 460 8.5*, Aldila RIP Alpha 80 S, 45 1/4"; Ping G425 LST, Fujikura Speeder TR 661 S, 45 1/2"

hybrids: Cobra King Tec 17* and 21*, both with Graphite Design Tour AD-DI 105 X

Irons:  Srixon ZX5 4-6, ZX7 7-PW, UST Mamiya Recoil F4, +1”

Wedges: :edel-golf-1: SMS 50D/54V/58D:Nippon:Modus 130 stiff, +1”

Putter:  :edel-golf-1: EAS 1.0

All but putter have Lamkin ST+2 Hybrid Calibrate midsize built to oversize +1

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12 minutes ago, PMookie said:

Welcome from up in West Monroe! Golden Nugget, or L’Auberge?

L’auberge, Thanks for the notice!

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Driver: Taylormade RBZ Black Driver 9.5

Fairway Wood: PGX 5 wood 19° & 7 wood 24°

Irons: PGX Pre Hybrid Irons 5-PW

Wedges: Kirkland 52°,56°,60°

Putter: Odyssey Mallet        Ball: Kirkland 2.0 3 piece 

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Hello!

  1. I’ve been playing since I could walk. My parents owned a driving range when I was little. 

  2. I love that it’s you against yourself, every shot, every round  

  3. Their research!!

  4. from Louisiana but living in Dallas now. Home course is Woodbridge GC

  5. Best- it’s hot! More golf! Worse- if it freezes like the last few years, some courses lose their greens

  6. Financial advisor

Tanner Mathis

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  1. How long have you been playing golf? What’s your handicap or normal score? Started when I was 10 and played for about 5 years, baseball took over my free time after that. Started playing again in my mid 20’s but career got in the way. 37 now and really started playing until 2 months ago, our first child was born. Hopefully when he grows up a little I’ll have time to play more consistently and finally get my handicap below 10.

  2. What do you love about golf? Love being outdoors and seeing the way courses are maintained. It’s also been a way to do something with my brothers and mother to help us do something outside and athletic.

  3. What brings you to MyGolfSpy? Do you already know any other Spies? Reviews brought me, I don’t know any other spies to be honest.

  4. Where are you from? What is your home course? I live in Tomball, northern suburb of Houston, TX. Home course is Gleannloch Pines, played it every weekend for a while now it’s once a week if I’m lucky.

  5. What are the best and worst things about golf in your region? Best part is that it’s rarely too cold to not play. Worst part is summer, especially this year, can be unbearable and make it really hard to enjoy a round.

  6. What do you do for a living? IT Manager, but I will starting my mba next year to move into the business world.

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

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  1. How long have you been playing golf? What’s your handicap or normal score? Started when I was 10 and played for about 5 years, baseball took over my free time after that. Started playing again in my mid 20’s but career got in the way. 37 now and really started playing until 2 months ago, our first child was born. Hopefully when he grows up a little I’ll have time to play more consistently and finally get my handicap below 10.

  2. What do you love about golf? Love being outdoors and seeing the way courses are maintained. It’s also been a way to do something with my brothers and mother to help us do something outside and athletic.

  3. What brings you to MyGolfSpy? Do you already know any other Spies? Reviews brought me, I don’t know any other spies to be honest.

  4. Where are you from? What is your home course? I live in Tomball, northern suburb of Houston, TX. Home course is Gleannloch Pines, played it every weekend for a while now it’s once a week if I’m lucky.

  5. What are the best and worst things about golf in your region? Best part is that it’s rarely too cold to not play. Worst part is summer, especially this year, can be unbearable and make it really hard to enjoy a round.

  6. What do you do for a living? IT Manager, but I will starting my mba next year to move into the business world.

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

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20 hours ago, Chrisfsibert said:

 

  1. How long have you been playing golf? What’s your handicap or normal score? Started when I was 10 and played for about 5 years, baseball took over my free time after that. Started playing again in my mid 20’s but career got in the way. 37 now and really started playing until 2 months ago, our first child was born. Hopefully when he grows up a little I’ll have time to play more consistently and finally get my handicap below 10.

  2. What do you love about golf? Love being outdoors and seeing the way courses are maintained. It’s also been a way to do something with my brothers and mother to help us do something outside and athletic.

  3. What brings you to MyGolfSpy? Do you already know any other Spies? Reviews brought me, I don’t know any other spies to be honest.

  4. Where are you from? What is your home course? I live in Tomball, northern suburb of Houston, TX. Home course is Gleannloch Pines, played it every weekend for a while now it’s once a week if I’m lucky.

  5. What are the best and worst things about golf in your region? Best part is that it’s rarely too cold to not play. Worst part is summer, especially this year, can be unbearable and make it really hard to enjoy a round.

  6. What do you do for a living? IT Manager, but I will starting my mba next year to move into the business world.

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

Welcome!!! I’m in Louisiana and dealing with the same heat during rounds. So hot this year.

Driver: Honma TR 460 8.5*, Aldila RIP Alpha 80 S, 45 1/4"; Ping G425 LST, Fujikura Speeder TR 661 S, 45 1/2"

hybrids: Cobra King Tec 17* and 21*, both with Graphite Design Tour AD-DI 105 X

Irons:  Srixon ZX5 4-6, ZX7 7-PW, UST Mamiya Recoil F4, +1”

Wedges: :edel-golf-1: SMS 50D/54V/58D:Nippon:Modus 130 stiff, +1”

Putter:  :edel-golf-1: EAS 1.0

All but putter have Lamkin ST+2 Hybrid Calibrate midsize built to oversize +1

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Hi Everyone, my name is Eric!

  1. How long have you been playing golf? What’s your handicap or normal score? Just started playing this year. I am getting close to breaking 100 🙂

  2. What do you love about golf? Its challenging, but sometimes when you hit that great shot, you feel like a pro!

  3. What brings you to MyGolfSpy? Do you already know any other Spies? I came here for the reviews, as I am very new to the sport.

  4. Where are you from? What is your home course? I am from Norman, Oklahoma. and my home course is The Trails Golf Club

  5. What are the best and worst things about golf in your region? I like that I will be able to play mostly year round, but the heat has been intense this summer!! right when I want to get out and get better, its well over 100 degrees!! yuck!

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

  7. How’d you pick your user name? its from my favorite book series, Enders Game

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WITB

TaylorMade Stealth HD driver

TaylorMade Stealth rescue 4 & 5 hybrids

TaylorMade Stealth irons 6-PW

TaylorMade Milled Grind 3 50 and 56 wedges

putter - TBD

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  1. How long have you been playing golf? What’s your handicap or normal score? I’ve had clubs since I was 10, but never seriously played. I gave up the game when I was 35. I just had my second kid and couldn’t justify spending time on the course while my wife was home with the kids. Also, I had unreasonable expectations about how I should play and didn’t really have anyone to play with. I recently came back to golf. My 9 year old has been involved in First Tee and he said he wanted me to play with him, so I bought some used irons and have been working my way back.

  2. What do you love about golf? The mental challenge of dealing with adversity and spending time with my son on the course.

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

  4. Where are you from? What is your home course? Aledo, Texas. I’ve only played two rounds since my return, so I don’t know that I have a home course. Yet.

  5. What are the best and worst things about golf in your region? The climate. It is possible to play year round. But, it’s hot as hell in the summer and in year like this year (2022), with little rain, the course is less than pristine shape.

  6. What do you do for a living? Lawyer representing one of the largest counties in Texas in civil litigation.

  7. How’d you pick your user name? Prodigal - coming back from hiatus; duffer - seems self-explanatory

Driver: Callaway Epic Max 9*

3W: borrowing from a friend

Irons: Titleist AP2 (3-PW)

Wedge: very used Cleveland RTX 588 54*

Putter: Odyssey stroke lab r-ball mallet

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21 minutes ago, Eren said:

Hello. New member here

Welcome! Location? 

Driver: Honma TR 460 8.5*, Aldila RIP Alpha 80 S, 45 1/4"; Ping G425 LST, Fujikura Speeder TR 661 S, 45 1/2"

hybrids: Cobra King Tec 17* and 21*, both with Graphite Design Tour AD-DI 105 X

Irons:  Srixon ZX5 4-6, ZX7 7-PW, UST Mamiya Recoil F4, +1”

Wedges: :edel-golf-1: SMS 50D/54V/58D:Nippon:Modus 130 stiff, +1”

Putter:  :edel-golf-1: EAS 1.0

All but putter have Lamkin ST+2 Hybrid Calibrate midsize built to oversize +1

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My name is robert Alessi, I currently live in the New Orleans LA area but moved from NYC. 
I must admit I miss elevations and undulations but with that said I’ve enjoyed the lengthy seasons here in the south and the low cost of play and practice. 
I believe the best deal around is Bayou Oaks with their 2 courses and unlimited range for 200 a month. The north is really nothing great but the South is an immaculately kept, slightly challenging but long course. 

Below are some hole vlogs from hole 2 and 4. Enjoy and please don’t bash the swing too hard 😉 

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Ever evolving WITB ~currently~

-Cobra ltdx-ls driver 9 degree / Hazardous smoke blue rdx 7.0                 -Cobra ltdx-ls fairway 13 degree / Hazardous smoke black rdx 7.0
-Callaway Apex utility wood 17 degree/ Hazardous smoke black rdx 6.5 tipped 1/2”                                                            - Taylor Made p790 UDI / Graphite Design Ud Iz 90-X tipped 1/2”                - Titlest ts3 hybrid 21 degree / Tensei AV raw blue X tipped 1”                           -Cobra tour MIM 4 iron / kbs C-taper 120 6.0                                                       -Cobra RF forged 5-Pw/ kbs C-taper 120 6.0
-Mizuno t20 wedges 50 & 54 / project x 6.0                                                              -Odyssey Stroke Lab number 9

 

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  1. How long have you been playing golf? What’s your handicap or normal score?
    Been playing since 7 a short 33 years ago...

  2. What do you love about golf?
    There is no one else to blame but yourself and if you do, you still are blaming yourself.

  3. What brings you to MyGolfSpy? Do you already know any other Spies?
    New to the community, and really don't know anyone else but I have been told I bite a time or 2?

  4. Where are you from? What is your home course?
    I am in the North Texas area so no real 'home course' as there are plenty around me in the area.

  5. What are the best and worst things about golf in your region?
    Best is I can play during the winter for the most part, Worst would be the heat in the summers

  6. What do you do for a living?
    Pre-Sales Solution Architect for a software company.  Developer for a trading algorithm for the stock market and daytrader from time to time.

  7. How’d you pick your user name?
    No creativity, its me.

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If it goes right, it's a slice.  If it goes left, it's a hook.  If it goes straight... who am I kidding, it never goes straight!

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57 minutes ago, Stobie said:
  1. How long have you been playing golf? What’s your handicap or normal score?
    Been playing since 7 a short 33 years ago...

  2. What do you love about golf?
    There is no one else to blame but yourself and if you do, you still are blaming yourself.

  3. What brings you to MyGolfSpy? Do you already know any other Spies?
    New to the community, and really don't know anyone else but I have been told I bite a time or 2?

  4. Where are you from? What is your home course?
    I am in the North Texas area so no real 'home course' as there are plenty around me in the area.

  5. What are the best and worst things about golf in your region?
    Best is I can play during the winter for the most part, Worst would be the heat in the summers

  6. What do you do for a living?
    Pre-Sales Solution Architect for a software company.  Developer for a trading algorithm for the stock market and daytrader from time to time.

  7. How’d you pick your user name?
    No creativity, its me.

Welcome!!!!

Driver: Honma TR 460 8.5*, Aldila RIP Alpha 80 S, 45 1/4"; Ping G425 LST, Fujikura Speeder TR 661 S, 45 1/2"

hybrids: Cobra King Tec 17* and 21*, both with Graphite Design Tour AD-DI 105 X

Irons:  Srixon ZX5 4-6, ZX7 7-PW, UST Mamiya Recoil F4, +1”

Wedges: :edel-golf-1: SMS 50D/54V/58D:Nippon:Modus 130 stiff, +1”

Putter:  :edel-golf-1: EAS 1.0

All but putter have Lamkin ST+2 Hybrid Calibrate midsize built to oversize +1

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  1. How long have you been playing golf? What’s your handicap or normal score?
    23 handicap. Gave up for a while, but struggling to play for the last ten years, never developed solid skills.

  2. What do you love about golf?
    Chipping in off the green, one skill I seem to be decent at!

  3. What brings you to MyGolfSpy? Do you already know any other Spies?
    New to the community, would like to test things to get better. Really don't know my distances due to inconsistencies.

  4. Where are you from? What is your home course?
    I am from Dallas, no real home course but play at Buffalo Creek and Waterview a lot.

  5. What are the best and worst things about golf in your region?
    Best is I can play during the winter for the most part, Worst would be the heat in the summers

  6. What do you do for a living?
    Pre-Sales Manager for a large software company.  Over 40 years in IT industry.

  7. How’d you pick your user name?
    Previously used for one of my teams at work.

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High Handicapper!

Titleist T300 Irons 5-GW

Wilson Tour FG 5 Driver

Cleveland CBX Wedges 54 & 58

Tour Response Ball

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