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

Started playing golf around age 9, played a lot in high school and then 6-8 times per year for the next 30 years. Playing once per week the past year.

What do you love about golf?

Absolutely love being outside with nature, the challenge to improve and become better.

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

Came to MyGolfSpy reading product reviews. As of yet, don't know other Spies.

Where are you from? What is your home course?

Midwest mostly. Originally from the St. Louis area and lived 38 years there in different stints, Iowa, Virginia, Texas in high school, San Antonio Texas the past 7 years. Don't have a home course, but play in a weekly golf association (missioncitygolf.com) that plays in and around San Antonio area.

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

The best is play year round. The worst is the heat in July and August.

What do you do for a living?

Part owner and operator of an electroplating facility the specializes in the cosmetic plating of components for aircraft interiors. Have been in electroplating 40 years.

How’d you pick your user name?

My first name plus birth year.

 

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

Started playing golf around age 9, played a lot in high school and then 6-8 times per year for the next 30 years. Playing once per week the past year.

What do you love about golf?

Absolutely love being outside with nature, the challenge to improve and become better.

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

Came to MyGolfSpy reading product reviews. As of yet, don't know other Spies.

Where are you from? What is your home course?

Midwest mostly. Originally from the St. Louis area and lived 38 years there in different stints, Iowa, Virginia, Texas in high school, San Antonio Texas the past 7 years. Don't have a home course, but play in a weekly golf association (missioncitygolf.com) that plays in and around San Antonio area.

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

The best is play year round. The worst is the heat in July and August.

What do you do for a living?

Part owner and operator of an electroplating facility the specializes in the cosmetic plating of components for aircraft interiors. Have been in electroplating 40 years.

How’d you pick your user name?

My first name plus birth year.

 

 

Welcome! Played Olmos Basin last week. Enjoyed it!!!


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Hey MGS - I'm not sure how I missed this but better late than never!

1. I started a bit later in life (I was 20) but I have been playing golf for 28 years. I took to golf quickly and was a scratch in a little over a year and my current handicap is +4.8.

2. I enjoy the fact that golf is ever changing and you can always improve. I enjoy the outdoors and the comradery golf provides. The pursuit of a truly "flushed" shot and the competing primarily with yourself and the integrity and character golf produces and reveals.

3. I have been a part of a few other forums through the years and I heard about MGS through that. I was drawn to the pictures and testing of equipment. I have seen a few familiar user names but I didn't really know anyone.

4. I live in Moore, OK which is a suburb of Oklahoma City. I mostly play at Lincoln Park Golf Course which is one of the municipal courses of OKC.

5. The best thing about playing golf here is that you can pretty much play year round except the temperature extremes can be a bit brutal. The worst thing is wind - it is always blowing and blowing enough to pay attention to.

6. I'm a pastor of a church my wife and I started. It's the smallest church I've pastored but I'm enjoying it the most. I have pastored churches large and small and I'm just thankful for the privilege.

7. It's just my initials and "golfer" - I used it as a user name or password many years ago and it stuck. I don't use it for anything critical anymore but it is the username I've used for all my participation in forums both golf and watch forums.


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  1. How long have you been playing golf? Since I was about 8. Took 5 years off amd picked it back up on January.

  2. What do you love about golf?  Practicing different shots, chipping, the scenery .

  3. What brings you to MyGolfSpy? Check out a forum I have only visited. Do you already know any other Spies? NO

  4. Where are you from? Currently living El Paso, TX. Previously Anna Maria Island, Fl. What is your home course?  El Paso Country Club 

  5. What are the best and worst things about golf in your region? Golf all year long

  6. What do you do for a living Insurance 

  7. How’d you pick your user name? My name starts with a B and I'm frequently golfing.

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  1. How long have you been playing golf? What’s your handicap or normal score? Over 30 years. 4.2

  2. What do you love about golf? Being outside and enjoying some peace and quiet

  3. What brings you to MyGolfSpy? Do you already know any other Spies? I've been reading for years and wanted to see who else was out there.

  4. Where are you from? What is your home course? Originally from Oklahoma but have lived in Dallas for almost 10 years. Don't have a home course...yet. I play all over.

  5. What are the best and worst things about golf in your region? Best thing is the amount of courses. Worst things are slow play and the humidity.

  6. What do you do for a living? Financial sales

  7. How’d you pick your user name? Norm McDonald's favorite saying.

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How long have you been playing golf? What’s your handicap or normal score? I have been playing golf since I was around 12, I am currently at a 7.8, not playing too bad at moment

What do you love about golf? Just being outdoors, enjoying the outdoors, cold beer, some music playing, good friends....bad day playing golf is better than most any other day I can think of.

What brings you to MyGolfSpy? Do you already know any other Spies? I just appreciate the no holding back honesty the guys on site carry. No sugar coating. I know no one here.

Where are you from? What is your home course? Live in Melissa, TX, suburb of Dallas. I don't technically have a home course but do play often at Westridge country club in McKinney, TX.

What are the best and worst things about golf in your region? Doesn't matter the time of years it's always pricey. Hard to get below $50 - $60 for a round on a good course.

What do you do for a living? I work in compliance and audit for a storage warehouse company.

How’d you pick your user name? I once was having a terrible round, I mean just awful and I got to the point where I just didn't care and started noodling the ball on every shot. My playing partners gave me a hard time and called me the noodle, it stuck a bit now it's a running joke lol.

Happy to be here.

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

This is only my fourth season playing.  I'm not sure what my actual handicap is, but I'm guessing it's high.  Right now, I'm shooting in the 120s, but I'm seeing some improvements. My goal is to get below 100 by the end of next season.

What do you love about golf?

The technical aspects of it and the challenge.  I am a bowler as well, and understanding the body mechanics and training my body to go through the right motions was part of the appeal to bowling.  Golf is even more of a challenge, at least for me.  The moment I think I got my swing figured out, I slice it right.  But, a few times per round I hit one of those shots that just feel and look great.  That is what keeps me coming back.

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

I discovered MyGolfSpy doing product research.  I tend to take a lot of time to research products prior to buying.  I think someone actually mentioned the ball testing article and I pulled it up to see if I needed to a different ball.

Where are you from? What is your home course?

I'm from Central Arkansas.  Don't really have a home course.  The one I used to play the most closed down.  I've been trying out a few since.  I have a feeling Burns Park in North Little Rock will be the one I play the most.

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

Best things would probably be the number of affordable courses.  But those come with trade offs (i.e. No beer carts). Also, the rough, and some fairways, can be pretty rough (literally).  The ground can be pretty hard and rocky, so if you miss the fairway, you never know what kind of lie you will get.  I just try not to damage my clubs on the rocks.

What do you do for a living?

During the day I'm a mild mannered curriculum developer for professional development style courses.  I also have a part time job at night as a golf associate at a sporting goods store (to support my golf habit).  Tying this back to "what brings me to MyGolfSpy", I come here to keep up to speed on new products, especially the ones I have to try to sell.  I never pass myself off as a golf pro, but I do my best to know what I'm selling and understand the basics of a good golf swing so I can provide good service.

How’d you pick your user name? It's easy for me to remember.

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  1. How long have you been playing golf? What’s your handicap or normal score? Have been playing for about 7 years. But just got back to playing after a 3 yeas hiatus from having my daughter. Handicap is probably around a 20 when my game is "on"ish. 

  2. What do you love about golf? Unplugging from everything. I am always chasing that "Perfect" shot. You know the one I am talking about? The swing feels good, your contact felt perfect. When the club connected with the ball, you could feel the core of the ball through the club and into your hands........  Errrrrr. Sorry, I got carried away.  

  3. What brings you to MyGolfSpy? Do you already know any other Spies? Was around in the beginning with MGS. So I felt the need to reintroduce myself now that I am out playing again, or at least trying to. 

  4. Where are you from? What is your home course?  Am in Austin Texas, and play Bluebonnet the most. 

  5. What are the best and worst things about golf in your region? Best is the variety of courses. Worst, the courses that allow the Texas scorching sun to kill the grass and dont adjust water accordingly. 

  6. What do you do for a living? I am a Facilities Manager. 

  7. How’d you pick your user name? Combined my most common score with where I play most of my second shots from!

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How long have you been playing golf? What’s your handicap or normal score? I have been playing golf since I was around 12, I am currently at a 7.8, not playing too bad at moment

What do you love about golf? Just being outdoors, enjoying the outdoors, cold beer, some music playing, good friends....bad day playing golf is better than most any other day I can think of.

What brings you to MyGolfSpy? Do you already know any other Spies? I just appreciate the no holding back honesty the guys on site carry. No sugar coating. I know no one here.

Where are you from? What is your home course? Live in Melissa, TX, suburb of Dallas. I don't technically have a home course but do play often at Westridge country club in McKinney, TX.

What are the best and worst things about golf in your region? Doesn't matter the time of years it's always pricey. Hard to get below $50 - $60 for a round on a good course.

What do you do for a living? I work in compliance and audit for a storage warehouse company.

How’d you pick your user name? I once was having a terrible round, I mean just awful and I got to the point where I just didn't care and started noodling the ball on every shot. My playing partners gave me a hard time and called me the noodle, it stuck a bit now it's a running joke lol.

Happy to be here.

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My father-in law lives in Celina and we play some of the McKinney area courses. We should try to get a round in sometime!


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  1. How long have you been playing golf? What’s your handicap or normal score? I've been playing since I was 15 now 66. I stopped for about 10 years and started again in 2018 I was a 33 hcp now 21.3 trending 20.3. I've been shooting around 84 at the Pendaries Golf course.

  2. What do you love about golf? Being outdoors and the challenge of the game.

  3. What brings you to MyGolfSpy? Do you already know any other Spies? I love the community and hope to find other spies

  4. Where are you from? What is your home course?  I grew up outside of Philadelphia in South Jersey and currently I'm in New Mexico. I play Pendaries Village Golf course in Rociada N.M.

  5. What are the best and worst things about golf in your region? The views and fresh air are the best thing about playing golf here in N.M. The worse thing is the course closes at end of October and reopens in April.

  6. What do you do for a living? I'm retired but I designed built and tested parachutes for a living.

  7. How’d you pick your user name?  I got my user name from when I worked in the skydiving industry and competed in landing accuracy. It's a combination of accu from accuracy  and my last name.

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  1. How long have you been playing golf? What’s your handicap or normal score? Been playing off and on for 20 years, but got serious again this past year. Current handicap is 16.9. Down from 22 in February. 

  2. What do you love about golf? Being out on the golf course where its just you and the game. And meeting all the great folks along the way. 

  3. What brings you to MyGolfSpy? Do you already know any other Spies? Been following the youtube channel for a while. I do not know any other spies. 

  4. Where are you from? What is your home course? Currently living in Spring, TX(Houston). It's very hot here, but we get to play year round, so that's a huge plus. Home course for me is Windrose Golf Club. It's a good track and great people in the clubhouse. 

  5. What are the best and worst things about golf in your region? The best is we get to play year round and the worse is the summer humidity. It's brutal in July and August. But we sacrifice for the love of the game and sweat it out. 

  6. What do you do for a living? Controller 

  7. How’d you pick your user name? It's an abbreviation of my nickname when I was playing sports growing up. 

 

Driver: :ping-small: G410 Plus,9.0 set to 10.0, Ping Atla CB 55 Red, Reg, 44.5"

Woods: :ping-small: G410 SFT 5W set to 17.5, Ping Alta CB 65 Red, Reg

Hybrid: :ping-small: G410 3H, set to 20 degree, Ping Alta CB 70 Reb, Reg

Irons:  :ping-small: i210 5-PW, blue code, Ping AWT, Reg

Wedges:  :ping-small: Glide 2.0 Stealth, 50 and 54 degree, Glide 3.0 58 degree Eye2

Putter:  :ping-small: Sigma 2 Anser, PP62 grip

Ball:  Snell MTB-X

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

- I am a first generation Golfer. I have been playing just over 5 years. I tend to shoot around 77-83.

2. What do you love about golf?

- I love the rare mix of technicality, grace, art, mental toughness, and athleticism. It is hard to find a sport that demands a little bit of everything from a person

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

- Product knowledge, passion for performance, no BS marketing, and a place with like minded golf junkies. 

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

- I am from a small town in the Arkansas River Valley, Ozark. My home course is Ozark Country Club. 

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

- Best: Flexability. Most courses are very affordable and you do not need to worry about tee times. You never have to wait on that slow foursome. You can play multiple balls and play the music as loud as you want.

- Worst: Conditions. There is nothing better than losing a golf ball in the middle of the fairway and putting on a plinko board.

6.  What do you do for a living?

- I am a Financial Advisor. 

7.  How’d you pick your user name?

- It was given to me due to having poor handwriting and being a bad speller in grade school. We had an assignment to write a letter to our older self and the teacher kept it till our first day of high school. I wrote what looked like dear turpp instead of Tripp... Friends found out and never let me forget it. its my handle for all my social media. 

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On 2/11/2019 at 4:32 PM, GolfSpy MPR said:

MGS New Member Introduction: South Central Region

New Mexico, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi

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 about 35 years and I normally shoot low to mid 80’s.

  2. What do you love about golf? Just about everything! Especially the variety of course architecture in the area!

  3. What brings you to MyGolfSpy? Do you already know any other Spies? I found some of the equipment discussions to be very interesting. I really have enjoyed the golf ball information and continue to check back for updated info!

  4. Where are you from? What is your home course? I live in Weatherford, Tx and I claim Canyon West as my home course although I’m beginning to really like Oeste Ranch in Willow Park.

  5. What are the best and worst things about golf in your region? Probably the worst thing is overcrowded courses.

  6. What do you do for a living? Currently am a manager on a cutting horse ranch!

  7. How’d you pick your user name? Just used my name. 

 

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I'm certainly not new to MGS anymore and I already have one of these up in a different region, but since I am moving to the Dallas-Fort Worth area in just a few weeks I figured I'd do another 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 turned 32 in April so about 7 years of golf as my main hobby and 22 years as something I've at least dabbled in. Current handicap is 10.4 with an average score of 86.

  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. I've also really started to enjoy the thrill of competition I've experienced through my current club.

  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, and had the pleasure of getting to meet @downlowkey back in June when I traveled to Colorado for work.

  4. Where are you from? What is your home course? I currently live in Joplin, Missouri and as stated above will soon be relocating to DFW. 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 Missouri 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 in SW Missouri 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. Looking forward to a warmer climate even if that means baking in an oven every summer.

  6. What do you do for a living? Currently, I work as a trainer for a local manufacturing company in Joplin. We produce a variety of batteries for commercial, medical, space, and military uses. Still searching for a job in Dallas, but considering something along similar lines. I also have the unique opportunity to hit the reset button on my career if I choose to thanks to the amazing job offer my wife received. We'll see what happens.

  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.

Well, I guess that's about it. Made a few updates from the last time I did this, but other than location not much has changed.

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  1. How long have you been playing golf? What’s your handicap or normal score?
    Two years, I started after my knee surgery and no longer being able to participate in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.  On a good day I'm in the low 90's.  On a great day I'm in the high 80's

  2. What do you love about golf?  
    The mental aspect, playing against yourself.

  3. What brings you to MyGolfSpy? Do you already know any other Spies?
    Excellent content, approachable staff.  I know of no other spies.

  4. Where are you from? What is your home course?
    Frisco, Tx.  The Tribute and Frisco Lakes.

  5. What are the best and worst things about golf in your region?
    Sweltering heat in the summer is tough, but the ability to play 12 months a year is great.

  6. What do you do for a living?
    Alcohol sales

  7. How’d you pick your user name?
    It's a play on my last name and The Great Sphinx.

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