Jump to content

Pacific Northwest: AK, WA, ID, MT, OR, WY


Recommended Posts

Our Sponsors

10 minutes ago, Reesedw said:

Washington courses are due to open on Tues.. 

I am planning to play some time next week, don't know which day yet. Weekend will be too crowded, so going to take a weekday off.

Follow my golf journey to break into the 80s

Current tester for the Titleist TSi Driver

Spring 2020 MGS Tester for the Fujikura Motore X Shaft

Updated 10/6/2020
Driver:taylormade-small:SIM Max 10.5 - Fujikura Ventus Red 5S Velocore (the real one)
Hybrids:taylormade-small: SIM Max 3H, 4H - Matrix Ozik 85S
Irons:callaway-small:Mavrik Max 5 - AW - Nippon Neo 950GH S
Wedges: :cleveland-small: CBX 2 54, CBX Full Face 58 - Nippon Modus 105 Wedge flex
Putter:  LAB Golf Directed Force 2.1

Current Putter Collection: LAB Golf DIrected Force 1, :cleveland-small: HB Soft Premier #11, :cameron-small: La Costa 1st 500, :scotty-small: Squareback 1 (2008)
 

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • Replies 349
  • Created
  • Last Reply

Top Posters In This Topic

Top Posters In This Topic

Popular Posts

MGS New Member Introduction: Pacific Northwest Region Alaska, Washington, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Wyoming Welcome to the MyGolfSpy forums! We’re always glad to have new members contributing

Hey there! My name is Chris & I’m from Richland, WA. I’ve been playing golf for about 10-11 year but only decided to get serious about it over the past 3-4 years. I am currently a 4.4 and my home

Hi Guys and Girls. I'm new to MyGolfSpy, and this is the first forum I have posted to. Have to start somewhere, right? My wife and I live in Friday Harbor, Washington in the San Juan Islands. I'm

Posted Images

21 hours ago, dlow206 said:

I am planning to play some time next week, don't know which day yet. Weekend will be too crowded, so going to take a weekday off.

Nice plan, I wish I could.. looks like I might be able to play mothers day weekend.. that will be the soonest... 

Dave-

Follow me on twitter @GolfCrazyWA and on Instagram @GolfcrazyWA

 

 WITB:

Cobra Ultralite Cart Bag 

Cobra F8+ Driver Hzrdus Red 65g shaft

Cobra F8+ 3wd Hzrdus Red 65g shaft

Cobra 3 hybrid Rogue Pro 75g Shaft

Cobra 4 hybrid Rogue Pro 75g Shaft

Cobra F8 irons 5-GW KBS tour 90 stiff shafts

Cobra King Black Wedges 54* and 58* versatile grind

Snake eyes Viper Putter.

Ball: Srixon Z-Star

 

 

Link to post
Share on other sites

Some of the Washington Tribes decided to go their own way and open sooner.  Salish Cliffs opened Tuesday and White Horse opened Thursday.  It was a scramble Monday to get a tee time at Salish Cliffs for this Saturday, but success was had!  Looking forward to getting back out regularly.

If folks play courses where the cups have been raised above the surface, suggest to the staff they try installing the cubs upside down.  The bottom is concave and sits just about an inch or so below the surface.  You can still put out like normal and easily grab your ball - it never fully drops below the surface.  I played a course in Oregon a few weekends ago and that is how they had their cups installed.  It took some time trusting the ball was going to actually stay in the cup, but it was better than just banging a put up again a raised cup liner, in my opinion.

A quick plug for my men's club.  If you live in the greater Seattle/Bellevue area and want to join an active and fun men's club, consider the men's club at Harbour Pointe Golf Club.  The course is in awesome shape.  The guys did an outstanding job keeping the maintenance up over the past 6 weeks.  We're still working on our revised schedule, but there is a weekend competition at least twice a month, and every Wednesday.  We also have four two-day tournaments throughout the year of varying formats.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Greetings from Portland!

  1. How long have you been playing golf? What’s your handicap or normal score?  Been playing since I was 4 or 5 years old...parents had a 4wood and a putter cut down for me. Current handicap is about 12

  2. What do you love about golf? I love being out on gorgeous golf courses - the peacefulness and quiet ( with the occasional "F O O R R E E")

  3. What brings you to MyGolfSpy? Do you already know any other Spies? Always reading the reviews and articles on upcoming gear!

  4. Where are you from? What is your home course? Portland, OR - Love all of the local course - especially mountainous areas...Skamania, Indian Creek (Hood River), The Reserve, but really too many fave's to list!

  5. What are the best and worst things about golf in your region?  The view...is the best!   Sometimes drainage can be a problem.

  6. What do you do for a living? Am a Sales Engineer for Int'l carrier.

  7. How’d you pick your user name? Have used it for years...cannot even remember now!

  • Like 2
Link to post
Share on other sites

1. I’ve been playing golf for about 8 years regularly but first started playing at age 10 with my older brother. Im hovering around 12-14 handicap and slowly trying to progress into the single digits. 

2. I just love how anyone can play it. From 3 year olds swinging for the first time with a parent to a grandparent taking a walk with some friends.

3. Wanted to get more involved.looking to get into building/repairing clubs so figured this was a good place to start. And a work friend MALyons31 is a member. 

4. I’m originally from Stafford, VA but live in Kodiak, AK and moving in a few weeks to Cape Cod,MA. We only have 1 course, a nine hole spot surrounded by mountains. Bear Valley Golf Course

5. The views and wildlife are the best. One day you’ll be walking and a Kodiak brown bear pops out of the woods. But the weather can be unpredictable and once it gets into October you aren’t playing until at least May.

6. I’m a member of the USCG since 2010

7. It’s my name. Haha

  • Like 2
Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 2 weeks later...

I'm looking to head down to Bandon Dunes for a few day stretch. Does anyone know of any good areas to camp nearby? Was hoping to camp 2 nights, play 3 days.

  • Like 1

:titelist-small: TS4, 9.5, Project X HZRDUS Smoke Yellow 60 6.5TX
:cleveland-small: Launcher 3W, 15, Fujikara Gold X-Stiff
:callaway-small: Apex Pro 19 4-W, Dynamic Gold X100
:vokey-small: SM6 56
:vokey-small: SM7 50, 52, 60
:scotty-small: Circa 62 No. 2
:bridgestone-small: Tour B X

Link to post
Share on other sites
5 minutes ago, remste17 said:

I'm looking to head down to Bandon Dunes for a few day stretch. Does anyone know of any good areas to camp nearby? Was hoping to camp 2 nights, play 3 days.

Bullards Beach State Park

 

Super close, but I believe that it might be closed at the current time.  We stayed in the Yurts here like 20 years ago, and really enjoyed it.

What I lug around the golf course in my MacKenzie Walker.

Driver -   Ping G410 Plus 9° Tour 65 S
Fairway -  :srixon-small: Z785 13.5° Tensei CK Pro Orange 70 S

2 Iron - :srixon-small: ZU65 18° AeroTech SteelFiber 110icw S

Irons -  :srixon-small: Z785  TTDG IT S400 3,5-Pw 1° flat
Wedges - :cleveland-small: RTX4 Raw 50° 54° 58°  TTGDTI S400 1° flat

Putters -   Odyssey Toulon Stroke Lab Austin/Nike  Method Converge B1-01 UST Frequency Filter/Odyssey 2 Ball DFX/ TaylorMade Spider
Tour Black / Ping Anser F/ Scotty Cameron TeI3 Sole Stamp Newport 2. All with different grips, weights, and lengths.
 

Link to post
Share on other sites
23 minutes ago, MmmmmmBuddy said:

Bullards Beach State Park

Yeah, parks are closed for now. They may open up by the end of the month, but I'm thinking more public beach access camping. I'm scoping some areas like Agate Beach a little north of Bandon where I can set up a tent on the beach. I'm also open to something inland near the Coquille.

:titelist-small: TS4, 9.5, Project X HZRDUS Smoke Yellow 60 6.5TX
:cleveland-small: Launcher 3W, 15, Fujikara Gold X-Stiff
:callaway-small: Apex Pro 19 4-W, Dynamic Gold X100
:vokey-small: SM6 56
:vokey-small: SM7 50, 52, 60
:scotty-small: Circa 62 No. 2
:bridgestone-small: Tour B X

Link to post
Share on other sites
On 5/1/2020 at 11:52 AM, gilligan said:

Greetings from Portland!

  1. How long have you been playing golf? What’s your handicap or normal score?  Been playing since I was 4 or 5 years old...parents had a 4wood and a putter cut down for me. Current handicap is about 12

  2. What do you love about golf? I love being out on gorgeous golf courses - the peacefulness and quiet ( with the occasional "F O O R R E E")

  3. What brings you to MyGolfSpy? Do you already know any other Spies? Always reading the reviews and articles on upcoming gear!

  4. Where are you from? What is your home course? Portland, OR - Love all of the local course - especially mountainous areas...Skamania, Indian Creek (Hood River), The Reserve, but really too many fave's to list!

  5. What are the best and worst things about golf in your region?  The view...is the best!   Sometimes drainage can be a problem.

  6. What do you do for a living? Am a Sales Engineer for Int'l carrier.

  7. How’d you pick your user name? Have used it for years...cannot even remember now!

 

33 minutes ago, Boomer1961 said:

HI. I'm new here and in the Portland area. Old man avid golfer returning to the game, play 3 -4 times a week weather permitting. 

Welcome to you both from 200 miles up the Columbia River from an old retired guy.  I haven't played much in the Portland area, as I travel through to Corvallis every month or so (well, I did until this virus thing).  I'm always in a rush to get there or to get home, but I should make an effort to stop and play.  

  • Like 1

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

Link to post
Share on other sites

Hey guys, first time poster but long time follower. I live in Bend, OR and enjoy the great golf we have here. I have been playing golf on and off since 2006 but started taking it more seriously a couple years ago. Current handicap is 7.4. I love the challenge of golf as well as being outdoors. I've been reading MGS for a few years, mostly when researching new golf gear etc. My home course is Lost Tracks in Bend. We have great golf in Central Oregon however, the snow in the off season makes it hard to keep the skills fresh. I am a Physician Assistant in the emergency department. My user name is pretty straight forward, I try not to overthink things too much. 

I am looking forward to interacting and contributing to this online golf community. 

 

- Bryce

  • Like 4
Link to post
Share on other sites

Welcome to the group, Bryce.  I'm over in Medford and visit your neck of the woods every now and then.  Played Lost Tracks one trip there and enjoyed the track.  Pretty sure my RVCC bag tag is still hanging on the wall inside the rail car....but it's been a couple of years, so maybe it's no longer there.

  • Like 1

Driver: :ping-small: G400 Max 9 degree Alta CB55 Stiff shaft 

Hybrids: :taylormade-small: M6 --- 3 (19 degrees), 4 (22 degrees), and 5 (25 degrees) Atmos shaft R

Irons: :callaway-small:Apex CF19 6-9, PW, AW KBS Tour Graphite  70g shafts R

Wedges:  :cleveland-small: CBX-2 52*, 56*, 60* wedges.  Stock shafts.

Putter: :odyssey-small: Stroke Lab 7S

Ball: :Snell: MTB-X

My Photography can be seen at Smugmug

Link to post
Share on other sites
On 5/1/2020 at 10:21 AM, Dave P. HPMC said:

Some of the Washington Tribes decided to go their own way and open sooner.  Salish Cliffs opened Tuesday and White Horse opened Thursday.  It was a scramble Monday to get a tee time at Salish Cliffs for this Saturday, but success was had!  Looking forward to getting back out regularly.

If folks play courses where the cups have been raised above the surface, suggest to the staff they try installing the cubs upside down.  The bottom is concave and sits just about an inch or so below the surface.  You can still put out like normal and easily grab your ball - it never fully drops below the surface.  I played a course in Oregon a few weekends ago and that is how they had their cups installed.  It took some time trusting the ball was going to actually stay in the cup, but it was better than just banging a put up again a raised cup liner, in my opinion.

A quick plug for my men's club.  If you live in the greater Seattle/Bellevue area and want to join an active and fun men's club, consider the men's club at Harbour Pointe Golf Club.  The course is in awesome shape.  The guys did an outstanding job keeping the maintenance up over the past 6 weeks.  We're still working on our revised schedule, but there is a weekend competition at least twice a month, and every Wednesday.  We also have four two-day tournaments throughout the year of varying formats.

@Dave P. HPMC, Gold Mountain has platforms installed and Trophy Lakes is using what looks like a piece of styrofoam pool "noodles" in the cups.  I played White Horse the Friday they opened and the "splines" seemed to reject putts a lot more frequently than what I have been seeing with the platforms at GM or the "noodles" at Trophy today.  But the upside down cup still beats the neck out of the raised cups.

Enjoy the sunny days when you can.

  • Driver - Ping G400 9°, Project-X Evenflow Black 6.0S 65 gr. 
  • FW - TM M3 3-wood 15°, Project-X HZRDUS Red 6.0 75 gr. mid-spin
  • Hybrid - TM M4 19°, Project-X Evenflow Black 6.0S 85 gr. HY 
  • Irons - TM P790, 3-PW, Oban CT-115
  • Wedges - Cleveland RTX-3 raw, 50/10 & 56/8*
  • Putter - Callaway Bobby Jones BJ-1
  • Getting a grip - oversize Winn DryTacs and Bionic gloves
  • Ball - Snell MTB Black
  • *Going to try some new wedges this year - Mizuno T20 Ion blue 52/9 & 56/14, N.S. Pro Modus3 S-flex, jumbo Golf Pride Tour Velvet
  • Bag(s)/cart - Sun Mountain Synch/TM Flextech Lite, Sun Mountain Micro
Link to post
Share on other sites
8 hours ago, Bdcampbell said:

Hey guys, first time poster but long time follower. I live in Bend, OR and enjoy the great golf we have here. I have been playing golf on and off since 2006 but started taking it more seriously a couple years ago. Current handicap is 7.4. I love the challenge of golf as well as being outdoors. I've been reading MGS for a few years, mostly when researching new golf gear etc. My home course is Lost Tracks in Bend. We have great golf in Central Oregon however, the snow in the off season makes it hard to keep the skills fresh. I am a Physician Assistant in the emergency department. My user name is pretty straight forward, I try not to overthink things too much. 

I am looking forward to interacting and contributing to this online golf community. 

 

- Bryce

Welcome to the forums.  My wife and I play in Bend/Redmond quite a bit; timeshare at Eagle Crest.  I liked Lost Tracks.  Nice course... from a few years ago.

432771113_LostTracks16.jpg.93fd5a23917d6ab782c7953c60626d64.jpg

 

  • Like 3

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

Link to post
Share on other sites

Hello fellow Spies!

My name is Bryce and I am from Washington State, more specifically in the South Sound. I have been playing golf for over 25 years with a few breaks in between. A few years back I decided to take the game way more seriously, and see how high I can go. Currently my handicap is a 1.4, and I typically shoot in the 70's.

What I love most about golf is the pure challenge of improving. You get out of this game what you put into it. It's one of the few games I know of where no two days are the same. Also, golf can help you learn a lot about your personality, strengths and weaknesses in handling pressure.

I had seen MyGolfSpy around the internet for a few years now and have always come here to read about new products. The gentlemen that conduct testing here do a great job in explaining the how and why of golf equipment better than the big publications. Not knocking the other guys, but they can mislead the consumer by not explaining the ins and outs of why a club or a ball will work for YOU. The information here is incredible if you really want to learn how to make this game easier on you. At the moment I do not know anyone, but I hope to in the future. This seems like a nice place.

Like I said earlier, I am a Washingtonian. I don't exactly have a home course but I like to play around as much as I can. My favorite courses are: Allenmore, Spanaway Lake, The Classic, Oakbrook, High Cedars and Washington National. I am always looking for new places to play and practice at, let me know!

The best thing about golfing in the Pacific Northwest are the spring, summer and fall seasons. Winters are bearable in most parts if you can handle the rain. We don't deal with too much ice and snow, and if we do it's not for too long. Of course that is a different story in the foot hills. Summer has to be the best time to play around here. The temperature stays in the 70's to 80's, and can be joined by a nice breeze. The worst thing is the rain. It doesn't bother me to play in it, but some courses here just do not handle a lot of water well. Currently, I am unemployed, but hope to change that soon.

My username comes from the strongest part of my game and my best score. 

Thanks for taking the time to read my intro. I am looking forward to great discussions and maybe making some new golf friends. 

  • Like 4

:taylormade-small: 2017 M2 driver, 9.5 set to 7.5, Aldila R.I.P. Alpha 70X

:taylormade-small: 2017 M1 3 wood, 15 degree, Graphite Design Purple Ice 85X

:benhogan-small:VKTR hybrid, 22 degree, Mistubishi Diamana White board, 100X

:benhogan-small:Ft. Worth 15 Irons, 5-9iron, KBS Tour-V, 120x

:benhogan-small:Equalizer Wedges, 48, 52, 56, 60, KBS Tour-V, 120X

:scotty-small: Studio Style, 33.75", Superstroke SS2R grip

:bridgestone-small:Tour B XS

Link to post
Share on other sites
On 5/18/2020 at 11:08 PM, PureStriker66 said:

Hello fellow Spies!

My name is Bryce and I am from Washington State, more specifically in the South Sound. I have been playing golf for over 25 years with a few breaks in between. A few years back I decided to take the game way more seriously, and see how high I can go. Currently my handicap is a 1.4, and I typically shoot in the 70's.

What I love most about golf is the pure challenge of improving. You get out of this game what you put into it. It's one of the few games I know of where no two days are the same. Also, golf can help you learn a lot about your personality, strengths and weaknesses in handling pressure.

I had seen MyGolfSpy around the internet for a few years now and have always come here to read about new products. The gentlemen that conduct testing here do a great job in explaining the how and why of golf equipment better than the big publications. Not knocking the other guys, but they can mislead the consumer by not explaining the ins and outs of why a club or a ball will work for YOU. The information here is incredible if you really want to learn how to make this game easier on you. At the moment I do not know anyone, but I hope to in the future. This seems like a nice place.

Like I said earlier, I am a Washingtonian. I don't exactly have a home course but I like to play around as much as I can. My favorite courses are: Allenmore, Spanaway Lake, The Classic, Oakbrook, High Cedars and Washington National. I am always looking for new places to play and practice at, let me know!

The best thing about golfing in the Pacific Northwest are the spring, summer and fall seasons. Winters are bearable in most parts if you can handle the rain. We don't deal with too much ice and snow, and if we do it's not for too long. Of course that is a different story in the foot hills. Summer has to be the best time to play around here. The temperature stays in the 70's to 80's, and can be joined by a nice breeze. The worst thing is the rain. It doesn't bother me to play in it, but some courses here just do not handle a lot of water well. Currently, I am unemployed, but hope to change that soon.

My username comes from the strongest part of my game and my best score. 

Thanks for taking the time to read my intro. I am looking forward to great discussions and maybe making some new golf friends. 

Welcome Bryce to MGS. I'm also a south sounder that plays out of Spanaway Lake. Its good to be back playing again. Somewhere in the last 2 months I lost my swing so if you find it please return it. 

  • Like 2

Driver :taylormade-small: Superfast Burner

3-wood :mizuno-small: ST180

5-wood :titelist-small: 910F

Hybrid :1332069271_TommyArmour: TA1 

Irons Maltby TE Forged 4 - GW

Wedge :titelist-small: SM6 58/06

Putter :taylormade-small: Monte Carlo Rossa AGSI

 

Link to post
Share on other sites
On 5/17/2020 at 11:59 AM, Bdcampbell said:

Thanks Kenny B, I will look for your bag tag next week!

Better look for @CarlH bag tag.   😃

  • Like 1

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

Link to post
Share on other sites
On 5/16/2020 at 9:12 PM, Kenny B said:

Welcome to the forums.  My wife and I play in Bend/Redmond quite a bit; timeshare at Eagle Crest.  I liked Lost Tracks.  Nice course... from a few years ago.

432771113_LostTracks16.jpg.93fd5a23917d6ab782c7953c60626d64.jpg

 

@Kenny B, I like that Photo alot.. Wish I had it in my collection, it would be printed and on the wall.. Godspeed my friend...

  • Like 1

Dave-

Follow me on twitter @GolfCrazyWA and on Instagram @GolfcrazyWA

 

 WITB:

Cobra Ultralite Cart Bag 

Cobra F8+ Driver Hzrdus Red 65g shaft

Cobra F8+ 3wd Hzrdus Red 65g shaft

Cobra 3 hybrid Rogue Pro 75g Shaft

Cobra 4 hybrid Rogue Pro 75g Shaft

Cobra F8 irons 5-GW KBS tour 90 stiff shafts

Cobra King Black Wedges 54* and 58* versatile grind

Snake eyes Viper Putter.

Ball: Srixon Z-Star

 

 

Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

×
×
  • Create New...