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Hello, I'm Morgan.  I've actually been on the site for about 6 months, but until now never noticed the forums and mostly was reading reviews and chasing testing spots.  I started golf about 20 years ago when I bought my first box set of Wilson X-31 Tour clubs (mid Wilson/Wilson Staff rebranding, but unable to track down the exact model/year/specs).  This was mostly to hit at the range during lunch and a few games a year.  Only played every so often until about a year and a half ago when I started playing rounds 1-2 times a week.  I've gone from hitting over 140 to now trying to break 110.  Still not good, but getting better.

Golf has so much to love (and hate).  I love being competative but mostly against myself.  Always something to work, train, discover.  The feeling of that sweet sweet hit.  Being outdoors. The sheer geekdom of it.  

I live in Portland.  I mostly play at Glendoveer because of the PDP program there.  Makes things much more cost effective when playing most weekends.  Free range balls can't be beat, and carts included in the greens fees is a big plus too.  I usually shoot 112 there, but feel like <100 is coming soon.  Back allowing of course.  

Golf here is glorious.  Lots of good scenery, fair weather most of the year, a mix of easy and cheap courses along with some really great ones.

For work, I run an event services company that supports the technical aspect of conferences and large meetings.  This would have me traveling under normal times, and am hoping for in person events soon so I can play world wide.  It's all be virtual for the last 15 months, but that lets me play more often here!

The choice of nick name was more a reflection of the playing conditions when I signed up.  Winter golf here usually means soggy soil.  We didn't quit all winter, except when the courses were closed after a storm.  I have a good tendency of finding the wettest, softest spot every hit.  I needed two towels most days.  After a while, you just let the mud fly.

 

Nice to meet you all!

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Wedges - Kirkland signature G/S/L
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RH player shooting ~112 in Portland, Oregon.  New to the game and improving every week!

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2 hours ago, Mr. Mushball said:

 

Hello, I'm Morgan.  I've actually been on the site for about 6 months, but until now never noticed the forums and mostly was reading reviews and chasing testing spots.  I started golf about 20 years ago when I bought my first box set of Wilson X-31 Tour clubs (mid Wilson/Wilson Staff rebranding, but unable to track down the exact model/year/specs).  This was mostly to hit at the range during lunch and a few games a year.  Only played every so often until about a year and a half ago when I started playing rounds 1-2 times a week.  I've gone from hitting over 140 to now trying to break 110.  Still not good, but getting better.

Golf has so much to love (and hate).  I love being competative but mostly against myself.  Always something to work, train, discover.  The feeling of that sweet sweet hit.  Being outdoors. The sheer geekdom of it.  

I live in Portland.  I mostly play at Glendoveer because of the PDP program there.  Makes things much more cost effective when playing most weekends.  Free range balls can't be beat, and carts included in the greens fees is a big plus too.  I usually shoot 112 there, but feel like <100 is coming soon.  Back allowing of course.  

Golf here is glorious.  Lots of good scenery, fair weather most of the year, a mix of easy and cheap courses along with some really great ones.

For work, I run an event services company that supports the technical aspect of conferences and large meetings.  This would have me traveling under normal times, and am hoping for in person events soon so I can play world wide.  It's all be virtual for the last 15 months, but that lets me play more often here!

The choice of nick name was more a reflection of the playing conditions when I signed up.  Winter golf here usually means soggy soil.  We didn't quit all winter, except when the courses were closed after a storm.  I have a good tendency of finding the wettest, softest spot every hit.  I needed two towels most days.  After a while, you just let the mud fly.

 

Nice to meet you all!

Welcome to the forums Morgan!  Glad you joined us.  Lots of great guys here in the PNW; several in the Portland area.  I'm 200 miles up the Columbia River.

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

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WOW, my apologies for not welcoming you all sooner.. @ooojonooo, @pjb3, @Lowcapsonly, @Mr. Mushball.. I am from the Monroe area.. Welcome, make yourself at home, enjoy a beer, BUT please cleanup and refill the fridge.. Hope you enjoy it here as much as the rest of us.. WELCOME.. 

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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.

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Nice. My mom lives up in Carnation.  I've only ever played at Twin Rivers in Preston around that area, what else is there down the valley?

 

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Hybrid - Adams Idea 5HY - 39" Fubuki z60 Hy Flex-R shaft
Irons - Wilson Staff Di9 5-PW including the A-wedge - TX 99 Superlight steel shafts
Wedges - Kirkland signature G/S/L
Putter - Kirkland KS1

TopFlite Gamer balls - 'cuz I'm cheap and not good enough yet for good balls

RH player shooting ~112 in Portland, Oregon.  New to the game and improving every week!

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On 8/2/2021 at 6:26 PM, Mr. Mushball said:

I live in Portland.  I mostly play at Glendoveer

Welcome to the site Morgan!  I live in Houston, TX now, but lived in Vancouver, WA for 20 years up to a few years back.  I was a member at Glendoveer years back, then moved out to Stone Creek.  There is no shortage of great courses in the Portland Area.  My favorite was The Reserve.  Private course with 36 holes, but they alternate the two courses between public and private, so you can have a chance to play it.  Way back, Peter Jacobsen hosted the Fred Meyer tourney there.  Great course for a once a year (or more) treat.  But the public courses around the area are incredible.  Heron Lakes, Eastmoreland, Glendoveer, Rose City, Broadmoor, on and on... not to mention Pumpkin Ridge.   I miss the NW!  Glad the golf bug has bitten you, and you are enjoying the game.  Good luck on getting that first round in the 90's!!  Tim.

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15 hours ago, Tiftaaft said:

But the public courses around the area are incredible.  Heron Lakes, Eastmoreland, Glendoveer, Rose City, Broadmoor, on and on... not to mention Pumpkin Ridge.   I miss the NW! 

Unfortunately, Broadmoor closed down in November last year.  I got to play it in October before they closed.  I live walking distance from where it was.

Driver - Titleist 910D - 9.5° - 43" Diamana shaft
Hybrid - Adams Idea 5HY - 39" Fubuki z60 Hy Flex-R shaft
Irons - Wilson Staff Di9 5-PW including the A-wedge - TX 99 Superlight steel shafts
Wedges - Kirkland signature G/S/L
Putter - Kirkland KS1

TopFlite Gamer balls - 'cuz I'm cheap and not good enough yet for good balls

RH player shooting ~112 in Portland, Oregon.  New to the game and improving every week!

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On 8/4/2021 at 6:08 AM, Mr. Mushball said:

Nice. My mom lives up in Carnation.  I've only ever played at Twin Rivers in Preston around that area, what else is there down the valley?

 

Mt SI is right there as is Blue heron.. both a pretty good course.. Blue Heron is a little rough in places but is usually easy to get on and will test you for sure.. it is very fun to play.. 

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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

 

 

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Joined The Grint as a Handicap member.  It's forcing me to be quite a bit more honest about my game in getting an index established.  This is really showing up some major weak spots, and they aren't quite where I expected them to be.  I still use my ShotScope v3 for data collection and is super helpful, but it's not great at keeping accurate score.  18Birdies is a great app that I like much better than The Grint, but doesn't give me a handicap.

Is there a good option out there to marry the two features of App plus GPS tags and submit for handicap better that what I'm currently using?

Played Cross Creek in Dallas, OR this weekend, ashamed to say what the count was. 😅  Beautiful day though!

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Hybrid - Adams Idea 5HY - 39" Fubuki z60 Hy Flex-R shaft
Irons - Wilson Staff Di9 5-PW including the A-wedge - TX 99 Superlight steel shafts
Wedges - Kirkland signature G/S/L
Putter - Kirkland KS1

TopFlite Gamer balls - 'cuz I'm cheap and not good enough yet for good balls

RH player shooting ~112 in Portland, Oregon.  New to the game and improving every week!

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I think I need to start a gofundme plea.  I'm going down to SF next month and sure enough Pebble Beach has an opening when I'm there.  Lend me a few Benjamins?

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Hybrid - Adams Idea 5HY - 39" Fubuki z60 Hy Flex-R shaft
Irons - Wilson Staff Di9 5-PW including the A-wedge - TX 99 Superlight steel shafts
Wedges - Kirkland signature G/S/L
Putter - Kirkland KS1

TopFlite Gamer balls - 'cuz I'm cheap and not good enough yet for good balls

RH player shooting ~112 in Portland, Oregon.  New to the game and improving every week!

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On 9/6/2021 at 10:51 AM, Mr. Mushball said:

Joined The Grint as a Handicap member.  It's forcing me to be quite a bit more honest about my game in getting an index established.  This is really showing up some major weak spots, and they aren't quite where I expected them to be.  I still use my ShotScope v3 for data collection and is super helpful, but it's not great at keeping accurate score.  18Birdies is a great app that I like much better than The Grint, but doesn't give me a handicap.

Is there a good option out there to marry the two features of App plus GPS tags and submit for handicap better that what I'm currently using?

Played Cross Creek in Dallas, OR this weekend, ashamed to say what the count was. 😅  Beautiful day though!

Played Cross Creek several times.  First time it was 9 holes, then after the second nine holes was added.  My mom and dad lived just south of Monmouth on the old Hwy 99.  It's fun, but I preferred to play at Salem GC.

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Hi Everyone! Following the rules:

  1. How long have you been playing golf? What’s your handicap or normal score? I first started dabbling in golf about 20 years ago. Got serious about 5 years ago. Briefly got my handicap down to a 5.4 but these days it hangs out between 10-12. I've turned into a certified equipment nerd in the last couple of years. I have multiple driver shafts that I switch between and different iron/hybrid and wedge combos that I switch out depending on turf conditions and time of year.

  2. What do you love about golf? Being outside, the camaraderie of like-minded folks, the pleasure of hitting a pure shot, the constant learning, club tinkering

  3. What brings you to MyGolfSpy? Do you already know any other Spies? I've been coming to the site for years for reviews and articles

  4. Where are you from? What is your home course? Moved to the Portland metro area 9 years ago after 20 years in Austin. I play most often at The Reserve in Aloha, OR

  5. What are the best and worst things about golf in your region? Best: winter golf; Worst: winter golf

  6. What do you do for a living? Engineer at a tech company

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Driver: :taylormade-small: Sim2 Max 9° head with Ventus Blue 5S shaft

UDI: :taylormade-small: SIM UDI 2-iron with Mitsubishi Diamana HY90 Thump shaft

Fairways: :callaway-small: Mavrik 3w and 5w with Aldila Rogue White 130 MSI 70g shafts

Hybrids: :callaway-small: Mavrik Pro 20° and 23° with KBS Tour HYB shafts

Irons: :srixon-small: Z785 3-PW with N.S Pro Modus3 120 shafts

Wedges: :vokey-small: SM7 50-12 F grind, SM8 54-12 D grind, SM8 54-10 S grind, SM8 58-12 D grind, :cleveland-small: ZipCore 60-10 Mid, Callaway MD5 Jaws 60-10 S grind

Putter: :ping-small: Sigma G B60 33.5" with Super Stroke Pistol GT Tour grip

Ball: :titelist-small: ProV1

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8 hours ago, Loki659 said:

Hi Everyone! Following the rules:

  1. How long have you been playing golf? What’s your handicap or normal score? I first started dabbling in golf about 20 years ago. Got serious about 5 years ago. Briefly got my handicap down to a 5.4 but these days it hangs out between 10-12. I've turned into a certified equipment nerd in the last couple of years. I have multiple driver shafts that I switch between and different iron/hybrid and wedge combos that I switch out depending on turf conditions and time of year.

  2. What do you love about golf? Being outside, the camaraderie of like-minded folks, the pleasure of hitting a pure shot, the constant learning, club tinkering

  3. What brings you to MyGolfSpy? Do you already know any other Spies? I've been coming to the site for years for reviews and articles

  4. Where are you from? What is your home course? Moved to the Portland metro area 9 years ago after 20 years in Austin. I play most often at The Reserve in Aloha, OR

  5. What are the best and worst things about golf in your region? Best: winter golf; Worst: winter golf

  6. What do you do for a living? Engineer at a tech company

Welcome neighbor!  I grew up in Corvallis, but spent the last 53 years 200 miles up the Columbia River in SE Washington.  There are several players here on the forum in your area.  Maybe you can hook up for a game.  @rbsiedsc ... Randy is a great dude that tinkers with equipment.  

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8 hours ago, Loki659 said:

Hi Everyone! Following the rules:

  1. How long have you been playing golf? What’s your handicap or normal score? I first started dabbling in golf about 20 years ago. Got serious about 5 years ago. Briefly got my handicap down to a 5.4 but these days it hangs out between 10-12. I've turned into a certified equipment nerd in the last couple of years. I have multiple driver shafts that I switch between and different iron/hybrid and wedge combos that I switch out depending on turf conditions and time of year.

  2. What do you love about golf? Being outside, the camaraderie of like-minded folks, the pleasure of hitting a pure shot, the constant learning, club tinkering

  3. What brings you to MyGolfSpy? Do you already know any other Spies? I've been coming to the site for years for reviews and articles

  4. Where are you from? What is your home course? Moved to the Portland metro area 9 years ago after 20 years in Austin. I play most often at The Reserve in Aloha, OR

  5. What are the best and worst things about golf in your region? Best: winter golf; Worst: winter golf

  6. What do you do for a living? Engineer at a tech company

Dude I In the area. The reserve and meriwether National are the closest courses to me. As @Kenny Bmentioned we should meet up. I too am an engineer at a tech company but am switching roles at the end of month. Many spies here. @twyatt700is always up for a round. 

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3H: :Sub70: 939X UST proforce V2 black F5 hybrid soft stepped

4-AW: th.jpg.d6e2abdaeb04f007fd259c979f389de6.jpg  0211  with KBS Tour Stiff 2.5* up 1/4" long Unofficial Review

Wedges     :cleveland-small: Zipcore Tour Rack 54/full and 58/mid (review here)  (Backup 54*,60*: :ping-small:  S Tour KBS Tour Stiff 3* up)

Putter: TAII #2  Review here: TAIII Impact #2 Putter 

Ball: :Snell:MTB-X and :OnCore: vero X1 (Winter ball :titelist-small: proV1 )

 

 

 

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Thank you both for the welcome! @rbsiedsc I play Meriwether pretty regularly as well. That would be great to get out and play with others in the area.

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Driver: :taylormade-small: Sim2 Max 9° head with Ventus Blue 5S shaft

UDI: :taylormade-small: SIM UDI 2-iron with Mitsubishi Diamana HY90 Thump shaft

Fairways: :callaway-small: Mavrik 3w and 5w with Aldila Rogue White 130 MSI 70g shafts

Hybrids: :callaway-small: Mavrik Pro 20° and 23° with KBS Tour HYB shafts

Irons: :srixon-small: Z785 3-PW with N.S Pro Modus3 120 shafts

Wedges: :vokey-small: SM7 50-12 F grind, SM8 54-12 D grind, SM8 54-10 S grind, SM8 58-12 D grind, :cleveland-small: ZipCore 60-10 Mid, Callaway MD5 Jaws 60-10 S grind

Putter: :ping-small: Sigma G B60 33.5" with Super Stroke Pistol GT Tour grip

Ball: :titelist-small: ProV1

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All you Portland Spies never want to meet up with @Kenny B @fixyurdivot and I. I don't trust the lot of you 😃

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Wedges:   :Sub70:  JB 52° , 286 56°

Putter:   :taylormade-small: MySpider X

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Welcome to the area. I’ve only been in OR 14 years. Transplant from AZ via Wis. 

meriweather is nice course my likes to go to not only for price but it’s a little more laid back than Some courses and easier for her to play. 

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Callaway 56 and 58 wedge. 

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1 hour ago, JFish350 said:

Welcome to the area. I’ve only been in OR 14 years. Transplant from AZ via Wis. 

meriweather is nice course my likes to go to not only for price but it’s a little more laid back than Some courses and easier for her to play. 

Dude  no idea you were from WI?  What part?

18 hours ago, Thin2win said:

All you Portland Spies never want to meet up with @Kenny B @fixyurdivot and I. I don't trust the lot of you 😃

I woulda had the bend trip still happened

Driver: :callaway-small:   Epic Max LS with RDX Blue 70g S (Testing Ventus Velocore Blue 6s 45")

2H: :callaway-small: Super Hybrid with Tensei Orange Pro Hyb 80 Stiff (Testing Ventus Velocore Blue 8s Hyb)

3H: :Sub70: 939X UST proforce V2 black F5 hybrid soft stepped

4-AW: th.jpg.d6e2abdaeb04f007fd259c979f389de6.jpg  0211  with KBS Tour Stiff 2.5* up 1/4" long Unofficial Review

Wedges     :cleveland-small: Zipcore Tour Rack 54/full and 58/mid (review here)  (Backup 54*,60*: :ping-small:  S Tour KBS Tour Stiff 3* up)

Putter: TAII #2  Review here: TAIII Impact #2 Putter 

Ball: :Snell:MTB-X and :OnCore: vero X1 (Winter ball :titelist-small: proV1 )

 

 

 

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5 hours ago, rbsiedsc said:

Dude  no idea you were from WI?  What part

Up near Superior, out in the sticks. 

 

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Titleist U15 1 iron 

Sub 70 699 Pro 4-AW 

Sub 70 3 utility 19*

Callaway 56 and 58 wedge. 

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Hi everyone, Victor here.

  1. How long have you been playing golf? What’s your handicap or normal score?  Started playing regularly around '84 (HS golf team).  Mostly shot mid-high 90s. Stopped 10 years ago, then restarted this year. After seeing my swing via phone vid, I've managed to make my way down to a 17.

  2. What do you love about golf?  So many answers! The anticipation of watching a well struck ball in the air on the way toward the target. The feeling of draining a 6-10 foot putt (longer is great, also...however if I manage a 10 footer, I still tell myself it was as much skill as luck). Fresh air. Camaraderie.

  3. What brings you to MyGolfSpy? Do you already know any other Spies?  Just decided I wanted to join a forum. Seen posts in internet searches for product reviews.

  4. Where are you from? What is your home course?  Vancouver, WA area. I try to play a variety of courses, but Tri-Mountain is where I play most.

  5. What are the best and worst things about golf in your region?  Can't really answer...nothing to compare to!

  6. What do you do for a living?  Mechanical engineer.

  7. How’d you pick your user name?  Nickname picked up on the job. My role was to analyze and modify welded frame designs, and often all we could do to strengthen a potential weak spot was add a gusset.

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7 hours ago, Gusset said:

Hi everyone, Victor here.

  1. How long have you been playing golf? What’s your handicap or normal score?  Started playing regularly around '84 (HS golf team).  Mostly shot mid-high 90s. Stopped 10 years ago, then restarted this year. After seeing my swing via phone vid, I've managed to make my way down to a 17.

  2. What do you love about golf?  So many answers! The anticipation of watching a well struck ball in the air on the way toward the target. The feeling of draining a 6-10 foot putt (longer is great, also...however if I manage a 10 footer, I still tell myself it was as much skill as luck). Fresh air. Camaraderie.

  3. What brings you to MyGolfSpy? Do you already know any other Spies?  Just decided I wanted to join a forum. Seen posts in internet searches for product reviews.

  4. Where are you from? What is your home course?  Vancouver, WA area. I try to play a variety of courses, but Tri-Mountain is where I play most.

  5. What are the best and worst things about golf in your region?  Can't really answer...nothing to compare to!

  6. What do you do for a living?  Mechanical engineer.

  7. How’d you pick your user name?  Nickname picked up on the job. My role was to analyze and modify welded frame designs, and often all we could do to strengthen a potential weak spot was add a gusset.

Welcome Victor!!  Glad you joined us.  You've got some great Spies in the Portland area; I'm just up the Columbia River 200 miles.  Hopefully, we can all get together when the weather is nicer... like next year!!  I've never played Tri-Mountain, but I see coupons for it all the time.

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