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  1. I’m Andy Mercer and I’ve played about 8 years over the course of 15. I’m a 6. 
  2. Being outdoors, the fellowship, the frustration followed by that small success that keeps me coming back, obsession... I don’t know why but I love it!
  3. The Most Wanted lists. No
  4. I’m in central AR and although I’m a long way from retirement, my home course is a retirement community called Hot Springs Village
  5. Being in the south there is only a small portion of the year when I can’t play. You could probably say the same of any region but spring time is very soggy. Also, as the temperature increases, the retirees pace of play decreases. 
  6. I’m a high school agriculture teacher, I teach shop, natural resources, and animal science. 
  7. I love the razorbacks and was married on 5/15/2004 

My wife’s family is from Crossett/Hamburg/Monticello/Lake Village, and we used to go to the Springs for a family reunion every year. One of the husbands and I would always go play in the Village each time. Great courses! You’re lucky!!!

Welcome!!!!

 

 

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Driver: :honma: TR20 460, :Fuji: Ventus Black 70X

Fwy: :titelist-small: TS3, 15*, Veylix Rome 888 X

Hybrid: :callaway-small: X2 Hot Pro, 20*, :Fuji: Rombax 8D07HB TM27 X

Irons: :honma:TR20 Tour P 4/5, Tour V 6-10, Dynamic Gold X100

Wedges: Vega VW-06 50*/54*/58*, Dynamic Gold S400

Putter: :seemore-small: Platinum M5 HT Mallet, 36"

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Hey y’all, I’m Rich, and new to the forum!
  1. How long have you been playing golf? What’s your handicap or normal score?  I’ve been playing for 40 years, and currently play to a 5 handicap.

  2. What do you love about golf?  I love the scenery being outdoors, and I love the challenge and competition.

  3. What brings you to MyGolfSpy? Do you already know any other Spies?  I’ve been following on Instagram for a while, and decided I might want to be an equipment tester.  I don’t know any spies that I’m aware of.

  4. Where are you from? What is your home course?  I’m from Texas.  My home course is Berry Creek C.C..

  5. What are the best and worst things about golf in your region?  You can play year round, but it’s sweltering during the summer.

  6. What do you do for a living?  I run 2 Harley-Davidson dealerships.

  7. How’d you pick your user name?  I’m an Aggie for life!  Gigem!


A kid I used to coach moved from here to Georgetown and won the Texas 5A singles golf State Championship two years after being there. He worked with Chuck Cook!
Welcome!!!!


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Fwy: :titelist-small: TS3, 15*, Veylix Rome 888 X

Hybrid: :callaway-small: X2 Hot Pro, 20*, :Fuji: Rombax 8D07HB TM27 X

Irons: :honma:TR20 Tour P 4/5, Tour V 6-10, Dynamic Gold X100

Wedges: Vega VW-06 50*/54*/58*, Dynamic Gold S400

Putter: :seemore-small: Platinum M5 HT Mallet, 36"

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On 3/27/2020 at 5:24 PM, Gigem68 said:

Hey y’all, I’m Rich, and new to the forum!

  1. How long have you been playing golf? What’s your handicap or normal score?  I’ve been playing for 40 years, and currently play to a 5 handicap.

  2. What do you love about golf?  I love the scenery being outdoors, and I love the challenge and competition.

  3. What brings you to MyGolfSpy? Do you already know any other Spies?  I’ve been following on Instagram for a while, and decided I might want to be an equipment tester.  I don’t know any spies that I’m aware of.

  4. Where are you from? What is your home course?  I’m from Texas.  My home course is Berry Creek C.C..

  5. What are the best and worst things about golf in your region?  You can play year round, but it’s sweltering during the summer.

  6. What do you do for a living?  I run 2 Harley-Davidson dealerships.

  7. How’d you pick your user name?  I’m an Aggie for life!  Gigem!

Welcome man! 


Driver:taylormade-small: SIM 10.5, Graphite Design Tour AD-XC 6X 

Woods:cobra-small: SpeedZone 14.5, Graphite Design Tour AD-XC 7X

Hybrid: :ping-small: G410 4H, Mitsubishi Tensei Pro White 90X

UDI:titelist-small: U500 2i, Graphite Design Tour AD-DI 95X

Irons:titelist-small: T-100 3-PW, Nippon Modus 120 X

Wedges: :ping-small: Glide Forged, DG TI S400, 52/56/60

Putter:  :EVNROLL: ER1.2 W/BGT Stability Shaft

Ball:  :titelist-small: ProV1X-Optic Yellow

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Hello everyone new member to the forums long time reader of MSG and listener of the Pod. 

  1. How long have you been playing golf? What’s your handicap or normal score? I started playing drunk golf off and on about 15yrs ago but only started playing more serious 2 yrs ago. 

  2. What do you love about golf? The peacefulness of the course and the quality time with my dad and my 5 yr old son who I take with me most of the time.

  3. What brings you to MyGolfSpy? Do you already know any other Spies? Decided to take the plunge into the forums to pass quarantine time after listening to the Podcast for some time now.  

  4. Where are you from? What is your home course? I currently live in Waxahachie Tx and play Mansfield National mostly. 

  5. What are the best and worst things about golf in your region? Best is we play golf yr round. Worst is the Tx heat in the summer 

  6. What do you do for a living? I'm Union Elevator Constructor

  7. How’d you pick your user name? Texas born and PROUD Father of Boy/Girl twins and 2 other Boys my kids are my life!!! 

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Hello everyone new member to the forums long time reader of MSG and listener of the Pod. 
  1. How long have you been playing golf? What’s your handicap or normal score? I started playing drunk golf off and on about 15yrs ago but only started playing more serious 2 yrs ago. 

  2. What do you love about golf? The peacefulness of the course and the quality time with my dad and my 5 yr old son who I take with me most of the time.

  3. What brings you to MyGolfSpy? Do you already know any other Spies? Decided to take the plunge into the forums to pass quarantine time after listening to the Podcast for some time now.  

  4. Where are you from? What is your home course? I currently live in Waxahachie Tx and play Mansfield National mostly. 

  5. What are the best and worst things about golf in your region? Best is we play golf yr round. Worst is the Tx heat in the summer 

  6. What do you do for a living? I'm Union Elevator Constructor

  7. How’d you pick your user name? Texas born and PROUD Father of Boy/Girl twins and 2 other Boys my kids are my life!!! 


Awesome! Welcome to MGS, it’s a great place, with great people.


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Hybrid: :callaway-small: X2 Hot Pro, 20*, :Fuji: Rombax 8D07HB TM27 X

Irons: :honma:TR20 Tour P 4/5, Tour V 6-10, Dynamic Gold X100

Wedges: Vega VW-06 50*/54*/58*, Dynamic Gold S400

Putter: :seemore-small: Platinum M5 HT Mallet, 36"

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Hello from Texas y’all

I’m Santiago

 

  1. How long have you been playing golf? What’s your handicap or normal score?
    15 years and hcp is 10

  2. What do you love about golf?
    How challenging it is

  3. What brings you to MyGolfSpy? Do you already know any other Spies?
    Been a member for 4 years but never introduced myself, love the community 

  4. Where are you from? What is your home course?
    Dallas TX area - Westridge GC in McKinney TX 

  5. What are the best and worst things about golf in your region?
    Best: we play all year round 
    Worsr: July and August are pretty hot

  6. What do you do for a living?
    Word and managed a business unit for a public company 

  7. How’d you pick your user name?
    Not very creative, initial and last name. 

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Hello from Texas y’all
I’m Santiago
 
  1. How long have you been playing golf? What’s your handicap or normal score?
    15 years and hcp is 10

  2. What do you love about golf?
    How challenging it is

  3. What brings you to MyGolfSpy? Do you already know any other Spies?
    Been a member for 4 years but never introduced myself, love the community 

  4. Where are you from? What is your home course?
    Dallas TX area - Westridge GC in McKinney TX 

  5. What are the best and worst things about golf in your region?
    Best: we play all year round 
    Worsr: July and August are pretty hot

  6. What do you do for a living?
    Word and managed a business unit for a public company 

  7. How’d you pick your user name?
    Not very creative, initial and last name. 


Welcome!!! Glad to have you on here and participating! I’m in NE Louisiana, about 4 hrs from Dallas.


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Fwy: :titelist-small: TS3, 15*, Veylix Rome 888 X

Hybrid: :callaway-small: X2 Hot Pro, 20*, :Fuji: Rombax 8D07HB TM27 X

Irons: :honma:TR20 Tour P 4/5, Tour V 6-10, Dynamic Gold X100

Wedges: Vega VW-06 50*/54*/58*, Dynamic Gold S400

Putter: :seemore-small: Platinum M5 HT Mallet, 36"

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

    • I was allowed to pull my granddaddy's Haig Ultras around the Evergreen Golf Course circa 1966 when we would visit Colorado every other summer.  No irrigation, oiled sand "greens", rubber mats for teeing grounds and at some point, an Astro Turf green on the first hole.  It's a bit different these days. 🤣  He was a teacher, and gently pounded Hogan's Five Lessons into me at an early age.  I play off a four, been as low as a one years ago.  Still have the Haigs. 😍

  • What do you love about golf?

    • I love being outdoors, in any sort of weather, taking the beauty.  I enjoy trying to decipher what the architect intended, what was already there and what was disturbed.  I love the history of the game and the honor it demands of us.  I love a scrappy muni track and a posh historic club equally.  I love playing against the course and wishing well for my opponent.

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

    • I've enjoyed the unbiased reviews for many years.  I think I recognize a few. 😉

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

    • Moved around the world all my life.  Lived in New Mexico for nearly twenty years and am currently transitioning to a full time RV life based out of South Dakota.  Spent many years in upstate & downstate New York.  Have played most of my recent golf out of Twin Warriors and Sandia Golf Clubs in the Albuquerque area.

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

    • The southern Rockies are incredibly beautiful.  They are also very windy in the spring!

  • What do you do for a living?

    • I'm retired!

  • How’d you pick your user name?

    • I like Minions!  They don't dwell on negatives and stay in the moment!

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M1 9° [Graphite Design Tour AD BB Blue Bullet]

M6 14° [Graphite Design Tour AD DI 7x Orange] 

GAPR-LO 2 or GAPR-LO 3 [KBS Hybrid 80g S]

:callaway-small: 

Apex-16 Pro - 4 (24°) to 9 (44°)  [Rifle Project X 6.0]

:cleveland-small: :titelist-small: :wilson_staff_small:  :taylormade-small: :ping-small:  :odyssey-small: 

Various wedges & putters

Ball: :bridgestone-small:

 

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Moving to the Albuquerque area in the next few months from Colorado...any advice/suggestions on courses in the area?  


:taylormade-small: M2 Driver 

:taylormade-small: M2 3 Wood or  :ping-small: G410 7 Wood

:taylormade-small: 3 Hybrid or :ping-small: G Crossover 3i
:ping-small:  G410 5i-GW (White Dot, Stiff)  
:ping-small: Glide 2.0 Stealth (54, 58) and sometimes will add a :titelist-small: Vokey SM7 (62)

:ping-small: Sigma 2 Anser 
:918457628_PrecisionPro:Nexus Range Finder 

 

 

 

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8 minutes ago, ZJBogey2 said:

Moving to the Albuquerque area in the next few months from Colorado...any advice/suggestions on courses in the area?  

It's been quite a few years since I have played in ABQ, but I've played most all of the courses (unless there are new ones of course).  

The best course IMO is Paa-ko on the back side of Sandia mountain.  I also enjoyed UNM South near the airport.  Sandia GC is newer and nice.  There are some decent city courses, but they tend to be crowded and not as nice.

Twin Warriors and Santa Ana in Bernalillo are good; play at Santa Ana may be a little slow, at least it was when I was there.

Putting in ABQ was always my nemesis; putts break toward the Rio Grande.

If you venture up north a little towards Santa Fe, an inexpensive fun course is Cochiti; not a course to walk!!  At least I thought it was fun, except for the rattlesnake on the #18 cart path!

As I said, it's been awhile since I was there, so things may have changed.  I used to travel to ABQ for work and made a few friends in the area that played golf.

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We don’t stop playing the game because we get old; we get old because we stop playing the game.”

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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 six, but I took a long time off from the game after college and I have only recently got back in the game.  My handicap is 23 and I am usually around the century mark.
  2. What do you love about golf?

    Hitting the shot that I envision in my head, competition, being in the outdoors.
  3. What brings you to MyGolfSpy? Do you already know any other Spies?

    Just wanting to see unbiased equipment reviews.  I don't think I know any other spies.
  4. Where are you from? What is your home course?

    I grew up in Beaumont, TX, live in Houston, and play Gus Wortham and Memorial Park most often.
  5. What are the best and worst things about golf in your region?

    Year round play is good.  Heat is bad.  I wish there were more public golf options (I lived in Austin before I moved to Houston.)
  6. What do you do for a living?

    I am an estimator/project manager for a paving company.
  7. How’d you pick your user name?

    The General is my nickname from college and on other forums I am either The General or El General based on availability.
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I am new to this forum, but have been reading MyGolfSpy articles for a while now.  With the COVID-19 lock-down I thought I would jump into the forum.

  • I first started the game at age 5.  My dad brought me a long to the course to "caddy" for him.  I got my first club and played with him the next weekend and was hooked. 

  • I played competitively through my youth with enough success to earn a scholarship at the University of Arkansas (hence my username).  After graduating, I started working at IBM, got married and started a family.  With little time to practice, my game deteriorated and I got frustrated in my play.  The clubs went into the attic (I still have them). Fast forward 30 years and I am falling in love with the game again (the smell of fresh cut grass, playing with friends and family, chasing the sunset to squeeze nine more holes in, practicing with purpose and seeing the results).

  • After retiring from IBM, I started my own consulting firm allowing me to stay relevant, help others, and to have the flexibility to travel and chase my passions (competitive golf again).

  • New equipment was needed and I found MyGolfSpy's unbiased, data-driven reviews very valuable in sorting through the marketing claims to find my new set.

  • We have settled in Tulsa, Oklahoma and play at Oaks Country Club, a beautiful, but diabolical A.W. Tillinghast course that is the longest "short" course I have ever played.

  • Oklahoma is a golf crazed state with a surprising number of quality courses from many of the greatest architects: Tillinghast (Oaks CC, Tulsa CC), Maxwell (Southern Hills CC, Dornick Hills CC), Dye(Oak Tree) and Fazio (Golf Club of Oklahoma).  Oklahoma State and Oklahoma produce PGA Tour players in a constant flow. Oklahoma is also centrally located, making travel to play the Top 100 Golf Courses in the US (12 so far) feasible.

 

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Driver: Titleist 917D3 Graphite Design Tour AD DI 7

Fairway: Titleist 917F3 Graphite Design Tour AD DI 8

Irons: Mizuno JPX919 Tour 4-PW Nippon NS Pro Modus 3 Tour

Wedges: Vokey SM7 52, 56, 60

Putter: whatever is working

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

Howdy all, just registered for the forum, so here is the "introductory post"

  1. How long have you been playing golf? What’s your handicap or normal score?   I've been playing for 45 years off and on, when able. I am currently a 12.4 capper.

  2. What do you love about golf? Being outdoors, and the feeling you get when you hit one pure.

  3. What brings you to MyGolfSpy? Do you already know any other Spies? I was sent the golf ball study while on the Texags forum in the golf section..thought it was an excellent study and decided to explore the site....

  4. Where are you from? What is your home course? Eden (San Angelo) Tx, Bentwood CC.

  5. What are the best and worst things about golf in your region? Too far to travel between courses...how far away all the population centers are from here...

  6. What do you do for a living? retired Army 1SG, currently manage the course that teaches my former MOS/job

  7. How’d you pick your user name? I love to golf and fish...

 

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

10 years. Current handicap: 11.4. 

What do you love about golf?

The journey. The journey of improving as a player, refining my bag, learning etiquette, and finding common ground with friends.

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

I am a golf nerd so I always look for interesting golf articles. I try to make all my decisions based on facts/logic so I appreciated MyGolfSpy's approach. When I read the ball test, I was hooked. 

Where are you from? What is your home course?

I live in McKinney. Play Plantation in Frisco the most.

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

Best: Number of golf courses. Worst: Number of private golf courses.

What do you do for a living?

Commercial bankruptcy attorney.

How’d you pick your user name?

Used my name as a placeholder, I'll change it eventually. 

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Hello.  Ive played on and off for 30 years.  Didnt really try to start improving until a year ago.  I live in Belton, tx, play at Sammons golf course.  HC 9.8, scores are usually between 80 and 90, made it in the 70's 3 times.  Weather is always good here with the exception of the wind which seems to blow 20 every day.  I love the conteny Mygolfspy puts out.

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We have 2 par 3's over water.  Both can play from 140 to 165.  Although it is pretty open, there is danger in about 5 holes

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  1. How long have you been playing golf? What’s your handicap or normal score? 7 years/10

  2. What do you love about golf? The challenge 

  3. What brings you to MyGolfSpy? Do you already know any other Spies? Been here for a while/yes

  4. Where are you from? What is your home course? Texas/Kingwood CC

  5. What are the best and worst things about golf in your region? Golf is popular/plentiful, weather can be a problem/soft fairways

  6. What do you do for a living? Gov employee

  7. How’d you pick your user name? Initials

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Hey guys! 
My name is Alisa and I’m from Austin Texas!

  1. How long have you been playing golf? What’s your handicap or normal score? 
    I “played” golf here in there through my childhood. My dad and uncle would take me to the range from time to time  I didn’t get seriously into golf until my freshman year of high school and I haven’t been able to put the clubs down since! I’m currently a scratch golfer trying to make it on the LPGA!

  2. What do you love about golf? 
    I love everything about the game! The challenge of every shot. You don’t always have the same shot each time. It’s always different, always a surprise. The ability to be able to test my game each time I go out is so much fun.   

  3. What brings you to MyGolfSpy? Do you already know any other Spies? 
    I have heard about it through friends who play and told me to follow on Instagram. Since then I love reading up on the posts and getting other Spies input on things. 

  4. Where are you from? What is your home course?
    Born and raised in Austin Texas! My home course is Balcones Country Club where I teach as well. 

  5. What are the best and worst things about golf in your region? 
    I love all the different courses in my region. Each course you play is different and allows you to work on different parts of your game. I just wish it didn’t get so hot in the summer!

  6. What do you do for a living? 
    I’m lucky enough to be around golf 24/7. I teach and play for a living!

  7. How’d you pick your user name? 
    I chose something super generic. I went with my first and last name with my favorite number 15! I grew up playing softball and it was my first love. I picked the number when I was 5 and wore it all the way though high school!

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Hey Everyone, I'm Clayton Conine and I live in Corinth close to Denton.

  1. How long have you been playing golf? What’s your handicap or normal score? ~38 years, ~12

  2. What do you love about golf? The challenge, the beauty, the competition, the gear, everyone can do it, the experience, the fun

  3. What brings you to MyGolfSpy? Do you already know any other Spies? Reviews, information, I'm always wanting to learn, getting back into the game after not playing as much as I'd like for a while. 

  4. Where are you from? What is your home course? Corinth, TX; Considering Oakmont CC and Bridlewood/Westridge/SkyCreek; have played a lot of courses in the DFW metroplex

  5. What are the best and worst things about golf in your region? Golf is basically year round; slow play, length of time it takes to play 18

  6. What do you do for a living? Headhunter in Supply Chain, Operations, and Engineeing with a strong network in upstream Oil and Gas

  7. How’d you pick your user name?  It's my name, the Clay10 part is a joke from when I was 5 picking my soccer #

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Driver:  Taylormade '16 9.5* M1 Fujikura XLR8 61 S RH

3 Wood: Cobra F7 14.5 Degree Aldila DVS Fairway 75X

5 Wood: Taylormade R15 17 degree Fujikura Speeder 67 S

Hybrid: Ping G400 3 Hyb 19 degree S

Irons: Titleist 716 AP2 4-PW Aerotek Steelfiber i110 cw S RH standard lie and 1* strong

Wedges: 50 Callaway MD 4, 54 Vokey SM5, 58 Callaway Forged

Putters: Oddysey White Hot #7 Fang, Scotty Cameron Futura Phantom Mallet, Callaway S2H2

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Very nice to see so many new members in this region!

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Driver: Cobra Speedzone 10.5 Mitsubishi AV Blue S flex

Wood: Cobra Bio Cell 3-4 Grafalloy Pro Launch Blue (low launch original version) S flex

Hybrids: Taylormade GAPR 3 KBS graphite shaft

              Strata 4 and 5 hybrids R flex

Irons: Strata 6-PW R flex

Wedges: Texan Classics 52, 56, 60 R flex

Putter: Odyssey Red Ball mallet

Ball: Srixon Q Star Tour

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