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

    1. First round was at 18. Loved it, but I was horrible for the next 30 years. I mean horrible! Then my son wanted to play so we took lessons together. Handicap is 16.7 and shoot somewhere between high 80's and low 90's.

  2. What do you love about golf?

    1. I swear it is the only time I don't think about work. Its also the only time I get 4 hours of uninterrupted time with my teenage son

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

    1. I was hooked by the "no putts given" podcast, though I do miss last years format.

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

    1. Live in Boise Idaho area. Play them all.

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

    1. No golf in the winter

  6. What do you do for a living?

    1. Director of Operations for a restaurant franchise.

  7. How’d you pick your user name?

    1. Been a Dolphins fan as long as I can remember. Maybe that's why I can handle the disappointments in my golf game so well 🙂

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On 4/26/2022 at 6:36 PM, Thin2win said:

#15. Straight down the hill to a sharp dogleg. With a bunker to collect every shot that doesn't go 200y and the take a magical 90* bend to the left. Okay, so kayak had a number or really questionable holes.... But you could always get a tee time

Facebook sent me a memory today. Hole 2 @ Kayak Point. 

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8 hours ago, Clayton said:

Facebook sent me a memory today. Hole 2 @ Kayak Point. 

Kayak.jpeg

For all the questionable holes, #2 is a really cool hole. 

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Utility:    :cobra-small: King Forged 20.5° Utility - Catalyst X

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Wedges:   :Sub70:  JB 52° , 286 56°

Putter:   :taylormade-small: MySpider X

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16 hours ago, Finsfan said:
  1. How long have you been playing golf? What’s your handicap or normal score?

    1. First round was at 18. Loved it, but I was horrible for the next 30 years. I mean horrible! Then my son wanted to play so we took lessons together. Handicap is 16.7 and shoot somewhere between high 80's and low 90's.

  2. What do you love about golf?

    1. I swear it is the only time I don't think about work. Its also the only time I get 4 hours of uninterrupted time with my teenage son

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

    1. I was hooked by the "no putts given" podcast, though I do miss last years format.

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

    1. Live in Boise Idaho area. Play them all.

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

    1. No golf in the winter

  6. What do you do for a living?

    1. Director of Operations for a restaurant franchise.

  7. How’d you pick your user name?

    1. Been a Dolphins fan as long as I can remember. Maybe that's why I can handle the disappointments in my golf game so well 🙂

Welcome to the forums from 300 miles up the interstates.  Nice to see someone again from the Boise area.  

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On 4/29/2022 at 8:54 AM, cbpicker said:

 

Hi everyone.  I’ve been a member for years but recently retired and have more time to do more than scan the new reviews.

  1. How long have you been playing golf? What’s your handicap or normal score?  I’ve been playing for a bout 20 years.  I picked it up after breaking my leg and no longer being able to continue my love of wakeboarding on the Willamette river.  My handicap is a 7.1 but I can hit in the 90’s as often as the 70’s.  I should probably emphasize course management more. 

  2. What do you love about golf?  Its competitive with yourself or others.  It feeds the fire when my body can’t respond to most other sports.  I get to spend time with friends and occasionally family and courses are aways so beautiful everywhere I go.  

  3. What brings you to MyGolfSpy? Do you already know any other Spies?   I love the tests and reviews of gear and equipment.  I love the specs and analysis of things and can’t get enough of that. 

  4. Where are you from? What is your home course?  I live in the Portland Oregon area and am a member at The Reserve and Vineyards but also play often at Langdon Farms. 

  5. What are the best and worst things about golf in your region?  Well it is so beautiful and green here with a moderate climate and the best summers in the world.  It does get a bit soggy in the winter but it is still playable 12 months a year. 

  6. What do you do for a living?  I was a dentist but recently retired. I would love it if my handicap drops now.

  7. How’d you pick your user name?  I used to play Taylormade Tour Preferred CB irons and I am a picker seldom leaving a divot.  Luckily I found the 790’s more forgiving and my iron game benefited from the tech. 

Welcome to the forums CB.  Glad you joined us.  Several active Spys in the Portland area.  

I've always wanted to stop and play Langdon Farms on my way to Corvallis (grew up there), but since my parents passed away I don't get down that way much anymore.  

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

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On 4/29/2022 at 5:21 PM, Finsfan said:

Been a Dolphins fan as long as I can remember. Maybe that's why I can handle the disappointments in my golf game so well 🙂

Welcome to the forum @Finsfan!  I was born in Ft. Lauderdale and we used to go to the Orange Bowl to watch the Dolphins play.  I was at many of their games during the 67-72 seasons and remain a fan to this day.  If you haven't seen the PNW Spy Meet-up thread and our upcoming event 6/23-26 in Yakima/Kennewick area, check it out.  We've been toying around with a Boise meet-up ... maybe next year?

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Hello all!

Quick intro to me: In 2015 I took up golf. I am full on addicted! I had a brief intro as a kid in the 1970s. Long time skier, cyclist and runner/hiker, I was looking for a new activity and community. My wife surprised me with a lesson on a vacation to Hawaii, and everything about golf clicked. 99% a walker, I love the challenge, landscapes, and social nature of playing. I also massively enjoy the equipment aspect. My hc is currently about 9. My lowest hc was 6, and I hope to get back if I can get out of my putting woes. 

I have lurked on MGS for a few years. I appreciate the content. I am also a member on a couple of other golf communities. Name comes from a hobby to work with my herding dogs.

Home course is beautiful Bridger Creek in Bozeman, Montana. I also regularly play the other courses in town, mostly Black Bull and Cottonwood Hills. Short season here, but the courses and golf community are fantastic. I have additionally learned to love competitive golf. Play in a mens league, compete in 3-4 regional pro ams each year, and enter other tournaments as I can. 

I will spend more online time getting to know this community. Cheers.

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2 hours ago, mtcowdog said:

 

Hello all!

Quick intro to me: In 2015 I took up golf. I am full on addicted! I had a brief intro as a kid in the 1970s. Long time skier, cyclist and runner/hiker, I was looking for a new activity and community. My wife surprised me with a lesson on a vacation to Hawaii, and everything about golf clicked. 99% a walker, I love the challenge, landscapes, and social nature of playing. I also massively enjoy the equipment aspect. My hc is currently about 9. My lowest hc was 6, and I hope to get back if I can get out of my putting woes. 

I have lurked on MGS for a few years. I appreciate the content. I am also a member on a couple of other golf communities. Name comes from a hobby to work with my herding dogs.

Home course is beautiful Bridger Creek in Bozeman, Montana. I also regularly play the other courses in town, mostly Black Bull and Cottonwood Hills. Short season here, but the courses and golf community are fantastic. I have additionally learned to love competitive golf. Play in a mens league, compete in 3-4 regional pro ams each year, and enter other tournaments as I can. 

I will spend more online time getting to know this community. Cheers.

Welcome to the forums! @fixyurdivotis right in your neck of the woods, I also saw that Sir Nick Faldo just bought a ranch out there and is now a member at Black Bull. So that too 👍

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Utility:    :cobra-small: King Forged 20.5° Utility - Catalyst X

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5 minutes ago, Thin2win said:

Welcome to the forums! @fixyurdivotis right in your neck of the woods, I also saw that Sir Nick Faldo just bought a ranch out there and is now a member at Black Bull. So that too 👍

Welcome to the forum @mtcowdog!  As Chris mentioned, I'm located in the Ruby Valley near Sheridan and I get over to play Cottonwood Hills and Bridger Creek pretty regularly.  If you want to meet-up, send me an IM.

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:srixon-small:  ZX5 Irons 4-AW 

:ping-small: Glide 2.0 56 Degree SW   (removed from double secret probation 😍)

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8 hours ago, fixyurdivot said:

Welcome to the forum @mtcowdog!  As Chris mentioned, I'm located in the Ruby Valley near Sheridan and I get over to play Cottonwood Hills and Bridger Creek pretty regularly.  If you want to meet-up, send me an IM.

Awesome. Hopefully we get a chance to play together. 

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On 4/30/2022 at 9:08 AM, Thin2win said:

For all the questionable holes, #2 is a really cool hole. 

I do miss Kayak Point, it was a fun course.. Played it at least twice a yr. when i played in league.. 

On 5/1/2022 at 5:28 AM, mtcowdog said:

 

Hello all!

Quick intro to me: In 2015 I took up golf. I am full on addicted! I had a brief intro as a kid in the 1970s. Long time skier, cyclist and runner/hiker, I was looking for a new activity and community. My wife surprised me with a lesson on a vacation to Hawaii, and everything about golf clicked. 99% a walker, I love the challenge, landscapes, and social nature of playing. I also massively enjoy the equipment aspect. My hc is currently about 9. My lowest hc was 6, and I hope to get back if I can get out of my putting woes. 

I have lurked on MGS for a few years. I appreciate the content. I am also a member on a couple of other golf communities. Name comes from a hobby to work with my herding dogs.

Home course is beautiful Bridger Creek in Bozeman, Montana. I also regularly play the other courses in town, mostly Black Bull and Cottonwood Hills. Short season here, but the courses and golf community are fantastic. I have additionally learned to love competitive golf. Play in a mens league, compete in 3-4 regional pro ams each year, and enter other tournaments as I can. 

I will spend more online time getting to know this community. Cheers.

welcome. Make yourself at home..

 

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Cobra 4 hybrid Rogue Pro 75g Shaft

Cobra F8 irons 5-GW KBS tour 90 stiff shafts

Cobra King Black Wedge 54* 

Cleveland RTX Zipcore Wedge 58*

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On 4/22/2022 at 10:23 PM, Blakedagolfer said:

I’ve been playing golf for about a year now. Really enjoyed it so I tried out for my high school team and now playing varsity as a sophomore. What I love about golf is that is very challenging and I love playing different courses and never gets old my home course is blue boy west golf course but I play echo falls alot because that’s my home course for my high school team!

Welcome, Hope you find it helpful and useful.. 

Blake is my grandson, and is doing very well since he started really playing and making the effort.. 

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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 Wedge 54* 

Cleveland RTX Zipcore Wedge 58*

Snake Eyes Viper Putter.

Ball: Taylormade TP-5X

 

 

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On 2/11/2019 at 3:35 PM, GolfSpy MPR said:
  • How long have you been playing golf? What’s your handicap or normal score?  Played for about 10 years out of HS then took a family break and now after about 20 years my wife bought me a new set of clubs to get me out of the house.   I was playing bogey golf before my break, now probably not so much, but the clubs are much better.

  • What do you love about golf?  The time outside and a chance to get myself centered (the lower I shot the more centered I tend to be).

  • What brings you to MyGolfSpy? Do you already know any other Spies?  Cruising the internet and found the site.

  • Where are you from? What is your home course? SW ID and right now my closest course is the Boise Ranch.

  • What are the best and worst things about golf in your region? Golf here is relatively cheap compared to the courses I played back in the DC metro area, but the summers here can make for some pretty HARD conditions.

  • What do you do for a living? Work in the IT sector as a consultant.

  • How’d you pick your user name? GrumpyGolf, Grumpy is what I am called by my grandsons.

 

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Irons: :cobra-small: Cobra FLYXL 6 - P w/ Mitsubishi Rayon KURO KAGE Black Parallel Graphite Iron Shaft STIFF
Wedges: :edel-golf-1: Edel SMS 50, 54, 58 degree with KBS STIFF 2g/8g/10g Weight Setup
Putter: :odyssey-small: Odyssey Stroke Lab 7 Putter w/ Graphite & Steel Shaft and Pistol Grip
Ball: :bridgestone-small: Bridgestone Tour B X
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3 hours ago, CWR said:

 

Welcome to the forum!  Two new members from the Boise area joined in the last 5 days... you and @Finsfan.  We thought about Boise for our 2022 PNW MGS outing this year, but it's scheduled for the Tri-Cities/Pendleton/Yakima/Walla Walla area here in SE Washington June 23-26. Still have openings for attendance if interested. Maybe Boise next year?

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Do you guys have two sets of wedges?  One for the rainy days, and one for the summer droughts? 

A nor’easter is in town, so I took the opportunity to hit some PW’s around 100 yards.  Good practice, and it is raining like I remember PNW rain.
 

Asking for a friend.

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5 minutes ago, Shankster said:

Do you guys have two sets of wedges?  One for the rainy days, and one for the summer droughts? 

A nor’easter is in town, so I took the opportunity to hit some PW’s around 100 yards.  Good practice, and it is raining like I remember PNW rain.
 

Asking for a friend.

Nope!  But I'm on the "dry side" of the Cascades.  However, I play the Callaway PM Grind wedges which have a wide sole and high bounce... even on our firm dry turf. The C Grind helps.  I would imagine they would be better than most under soggy conditions; they work OK in the morning after our course irrigates all night long.

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On 5/7/2022 at 2:37 PM, Shankster said:

Do you guys have two sets of wedges?  One for the rainy days, and one for the summer droughts? 

A nor’easter is in town, so I took the opportunity to hit some PW’s around 100 yards.  Good practice, and it is raining like I remember PNW rain.
 

Asking for a friend.

No I play the same wedges during both the dry season July 1st through the 2nd and the wet season july 2nd through June 30.. hahahahahahhaha. seriously though I just play the 1 set of wedges.. I have Cobra F8 set wedges for PW and GW, King Black in 54* "versatile" grind, and Cleveland RTX w/ Zipcore in 58* mid bounce which is 10* I believe.. I struggle with them all when really soggy.. but am very happy when it is less soggy.. lol

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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

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On 5/7/2022 at 2:37 PM, Shankster said:

Do you guys have two sets of wedges?  One for the rainy days, and one for the summer droughts? 

A nor’easter is in town, so I took the opportunity to hit some PW’s around 100 yards.  Good practice, and it is raining like I remember PNW rain.
 

Asking for a friend.

If it's wet I'll leave my mid-bounce 58° in the bag and stick with the high-bounce 52°.

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4 Hybrid - :cobra-small:Radspeed, Mitsubishi MMT 80 S

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Wedges - :cobra-small:King Cobra Snakebite 52° & 58°, KBS Hi-Rev 2.0 S
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On 5/7/2022 at 3:37 PM, Shankster said:

Do you guys have two sets of wedges?  One for the rainy days, and one for the summer droughts? 

A nor’easter is in town, so I took the opportunity to hit some PW’s around 100 yards.  Good practice, and it is raining like I remember PNW rain.
 

Asking for a friend.

Nah, just the one set at this point in time.  But I am currently shopping for wedges that would be best suited for the ID area that has wet spring and fall with very very dry summers.  High dessert is nothing like the east coast I was used to.

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Irons: :cobra-small: Cobra FLYXL 6 - P w/ Mitsubishi Rayon KURO KAGE Black Parallel Graphite Iron Shaft STIFF
Wedges: :edel-golf-1: Edel SMS 50, 54, 58 degree with KBS STIFF 2g/8g/10g Weight Setup
Putter: :odyssey-small: Odyssey Stroke Lab 7 Putter w/ Graphite & Steel Shaft and Pistol Grip
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Greetings, first post here.

Recent returnee to the game, played in high school, played 1-2 times a year after, quit the game for 15 plus years.  Didn’t have the maturity or mental capacity to fully enjoy the game (i.e thought I was better than I really was).

Decided to start playing again (COVID) and then stumbled across a podcast with a couple of meatheads that were chasing scratch and it planted an insatiable seed in my head.  Moved to a golf course, practice a few hours daily, and have become completely obsessed.  Consistently shoot in the mid to upper 70’s and would love to get lower.

From the NW and now live in and belong to Fairwood G&CC in Renton area.

My bag is a complete mix of randomness.

Driver: Cobra Radspeed 10.5°, Tensei Blue S, 3W shaft.

3W: Cobra Speedzone, Tensei Blue S

3H: Ping G425

2iron: Srixon ZX utility.

4-9: Mizuno JPX921 Forged

46, 52, 56 Vokey SM8’s

Cobra Stingray 40 and Ping Tyne 4, 35”

Titleist Left dash and Srixon Z-star diamond.  Bouncing between the two.

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