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1 hour ago, Kenny B said:

My muni course and The Club at Black Rock were designed by the same architect JJ Engh.  However, that is the only thing that's the same!!! 

I would love to play Black rock I heard it's gorgeous, and better than Coeur D' Alene resort, oh yeah and Private. Elway is a member, He used to be a regular at Coeur D' Alene. but then bought into Black rock.. 

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9 minutes ago, Reesedw said:

I would love to play Black rock I heard it's gorgeous, and better than Coeur D' Alene resort, oh yeah and Private. Elway is a member, He used to be a regular at Coeur D' Alene. but then bought into Black rock.. 

Several celebs have, and I don't blame them!!!

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Hello all from Lynnwood, WA and current lock down purgatory.  Just joined the forum. 

By way of introduction, I've been playing golf for about 20 years now.  Picked it up seriously senior year in college.  I mostly play at Harbour Pointe where I am an active member of the men's club, but I try to play other courses around the greater Seattle area.  I play at least once every two weeks during the off-season, but once a week at least in season.  I would play more if my better half would let me.  

This stay at home order is killing me - i rarely go a week without going to the range at least once.  Thankfully I was able to get in 36 at HP Saturday before the order came down!

I love the work My Golf Spy does so I figured it was time to join the forum, and also have a chance at testing the T100s*.  I've been curious about them since they were released.  My friend has the T100, and they look awesome, albeit a little intimidating compared to the size of my Apex 19s.  I considered trying the T100, but i know i would be frustrated by what I'm sure would be some distance loss since the lofts on the Apex are a tad stronger.  

Hope all are well and staying as sane as possible during this crazy time!

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4 minutes ago, Dave P. HPMC said:

Hello all from Lynnwood, WA and current lock down purgatory.  Just joined the forum. 

By way of introduction, I've been playing golf for about 20 years now.  Picked it up seriously senior year in college.  I mostly play at Harbour Pointe where I am an active member of the men's club, but I try to play other courses around the greater Seattle area.  I play at least once every two weeks during the off-season, but once a week at least in season.  I would play more if my better half would let me.  

This stay at home order is killing me - i rarely go a week without going to the range at least once.  Thankfully I was able to get in 36 at HP Saturday before the order came down!

I love the work My Golf Spy does so I figured it was time to join the forum, and also have a chance at testing the T100s*.  I've been curious about them since they were released.  My friend has the T100, and they look awesome, albeit a little intimidating compared to the size of my Apex 19s.  I considered trying the T100, but i know i would be frustrated by what I'm sure would be some distance loss since the lofts on the Apex are a tad stronger.  

Hope all are well and staying as sane as possible during this crazy time!

Welcome to the forum. I'm Dave and I'm from Monroe.. 

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On 3/26/2020 at 3:08 PM, Reesedw said:

@KRISWITHAK, your pictures, is that Black Rock?? We ( my best friend, FIL, and His BF) have taken a guys trip to Coeur D' Alene 4-5 times now.. We will usually play either a Spokane course or Circling Raven.. Have played Qualchan, Esmerelda, and Indian Canyon.. Great courses and fairly priced.

Yes sir! There is so much great golf here no matter what state you're in. Qualchan is one of my favorites. I went and played CDA Public last Sunday before the state shut down and it was in great shape. There something about the tree lined courses in the area that I really enjoy. Black Rock is definitely more of a resort style golf course, but I think Jim does a good job at creating ideal risk/reward golf in all of his courses. 

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21 hours ago, Kenny B said:

My muni course and The Club at Black Rock were designed by the same architect JJ Engh.  However, that is the only thing that's the same!!! 

I bet there are some similarities for sure! I went to school in Grand Junction Colorado and had the opportunity to play a few of his courses over there and I loved finding all the similarities. 

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@Dave P. HPMC

Oh harbor point, I used to live in Mukilteo, so played that track a lot. Definitely a course where accuracy beats distance, at least on the front 9. 

Welcome to the forums. 

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10 hours ago, Dave P. HPMC said:

Hello all from Lynnwood, WA and current lock down purgatory.  Just joined the forum. 

By way of introduction, I've been playing golf for about 20 years now.  Picked it up seriously senior year in college.  I mostly play at Harbour Pointe where I am an active member of the men's club, but I try to play other courses around the greater Seattle area.  I play at least once every two weeks during the off-season, but once a week at least in season.  I would play more if my better half would let me.  

This stay at home order is killing me - i rarely go a week without going to the range at least once.  Thankfully I was able to get in 36 at HP Saturday before the order came down!

I love the work My Golf Spy does so I figured it was time to join the forum, and also have a chance at testing the T100s*.  I've been curious about them since they were released.  My friend has the T100, and they look awesome, albeit a little intimidating compared to the size of my Apex 19s.  I considered trying the T100, but i know i would be frustrated by what I'm sure would be some distance loss since the lofts on the Apex are a tad stronger.  

Hope all are well and staying as sane as possible during this crazy time!

Welcome, i’m from the bothell / mill creek area, not too far from you.

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11 hours ago, Dave P. HPMC said:

Hello all from Lynnwood, WA and current lock down purgatory.  Just joined the forum. 

By way of introduction, I've been playing golf for about 20 years now.  Picked it up seriously senior year in college.  I mostly play at Harbour Pointe where I am an active member of the men's club, but I try to play other courses around the greater Seattle area.  I play at least once every two weeks during the off-season, but once a week at least in season.  I would play more if my better half would let me.  

This stay at home order is killing me - i rarely go a week without going to the range at least once.  Thankfully I was able to get in 36 at HP Saturday before the order came down!

I love the work My Golf Spy does so I figured it was time to join the forum, and also have a chance at testing the T100s*.  I've been curious about them since they were released.  My friend has the T100, and they look awesome, albeit a little intimidating compared to the size of my Apex 19s.  I considered trying the T100, but i know i would be frustrated by what I'm sure would be some distance loss since the lofts on the Apex are a tad stronger.  

Hope all are well and staying as sane as possible during this crazy time!

Welcome from the dry side of the state!!  It's tough not playing.  Reminds me of being "grounded" when I was young.  I've been retired for 5 years now, so playing golf is nearly a daily routine.  If I didn't, my better half would drag ME to the course!!  

With more and more golfers joining MGS on the wet side, we might have to have a gathering there when all this blows over.  I get over to Seattle occasionally to see BIL and friends.

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  1. How long have you been playing golf? What’s your handicap or normal score?    All my life! Dad won two state championships in WA when he was younger and that inspired me. GHIN ~ 3.5

  2. What do you love about golf? Everything, except how pros can't wear shorts on tournament days.

  3. What brings you to MyGolfSpy?    Do you already know any other Spies? Club info, forums, new knowledge. Don't know any other spies.

  4. Where are you from? Liberty Lake, Washington(near Spokane) What is your home course?  Tacoma, WA. Go all around wherever there is a deal. Chambers is probably my home course. 

  5. What are the best and worst things about golf in your region?  Best: number of different courses around here, Worst: Rain I guess, but it just adds another challenge.

  6. What do you do for a living? Student. Will be figuring this out soon. Probably going into real estate.

  7. How’d you pick your user name? I have been a caddie at Chambers Bay for 4 years and love it. I could do it all my life honestly. Chambers has one tree on the entire course next to 16 tee and behind 15 green, its called the Lone Fir. Here's a picture of it, although I'm sure you all have already seen it.

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  1. How long have you been playing golf? What’s your handicap or normal score?   I started playing golf in my early 20's during college at OSU, then took a break because of family and being an adult, not that I am older I have been playing 2-3 times a week in the Portland OR Vancouver area (I live in Vanvcouver WA)

  2. What do you love about golf? The walk, the challenge of the sport. The only sport that the ball isnt moving and you get to hit it

  3. What brings you to MyGolfSpy? Do you already know any other Spies? I want to learn about what other people are doing, club choices. No I do not know anyone

  4. Where are you from? What is your home course? Vancouver WA I play all over SW WA Portland 

  5. What are the best and worst things about golf in your region? The rain, you dont get the bounce all the time, but it is still mild enough to play all year

  6. What do you do for a living? Retired

  7. How’d you pick your user name? It was available

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3 hours ago, Manny said:
  1. How long have you been playing golf? What’s your handicap or normal score?   I started playing golf in my early 20's during college at OSU, then took a break because of family and being an adult, not that I am older I have been playing 2-3 times a week in the Portland OR Vancouver area (I live in Vanvcouver WA)

  2. What do you love about golf? The walk, the challenge of the sport. The only sport that the ball isnt moving and you get to hit it

  3. What brings you to MyGolfSpy? Do you already know any other Spies? I want to learn about what other people are doing, club choices. No I do not know anyone

  4. Where are you from? What is your home course? Vancouver WA I play all over SW WA Portland 

  5. What are the best and worst things about golf in your region? The rain, you dont get the bounce all the time, but it is still mild enough to play all year

  6. What do you do for a living? Retired

  7. How’d you pick your user name? It was available

Welcome from up the Columbia River 200 miles, and from one Beat to another!  Class of '69.  I haven't played much in the Portland area, as I am always passing through to Corvallis.  I grew up there.

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On 3/28/2020 at 4:39 PM, TheLoneFir said:
  1. How long have you been playing golf? What’s your handicap or normal score?    All my life! Dad won two state championships in WA when he was younger and that inspired me. GHIN ~ 3.5

  2. What do you love about golf? Everything, except how pros can't wear shorts on tournament days.

  3. What brings you to MyGolfSpy?    Do you already know any other Spies? Club info, forums, new knowledge. Don't know any other spies.

  4. Where are you from? Liberty Lake, Washington(near Spokane) What is your home course?  Tacoma, WA. Go all around wherever there is a deal. Chambers is probably my home course. 

  5. What are the best and worst things about golf in your region?  Best: number of different courses around here, Worst: Rain I guess, but it just adds another challenge.

  6. What do you do for a living? Student. Will be figuring this out soon. Probably going into real estate.

  7. How’d you pick your user name? I have been a caddie at Chambers Bay for 4 years and love it. I could do it all my life honestly. Chambers has one tree on the entire course next to 16 tee and behind 15 green, its called the Lone Fir. Here's a picture of it, although I'm sure you all have already seen it.

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Welcome from SE Washington!  My wife grew up in Spokane so we go there a lot to play.  I have got to get over to play Chambers Bay before I am no longer able to walk courses.  Each year it gets a little tougher for these old legs!!

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Just getting into posting here on MGS. I've been a forum user for a while, but thought I'd start posting and contributing after I've become an MGS disciple. 

I've been swinging sticks since I was about 4-5 yo. My parents used the golf course as a free baby sitter. I grew up in Bismarck, ND where the Junior Golf program is outstanding. Five public courses in the area that allowed any U-18 player to tee off for free as long as it was before noon. I could play up to 54 holes on some mornings and be done around 3-4 for my parents to pick me up. I played competitively through HS, then lost the game through college and early career years. I'm a natural 8-9 handicap, but since I picked up new gear I've committed to reaching 4 this summer.

I love most everything about this game, maybe not all of the industry, though. I've done every job there is on a course except being a club pro. Cart barn, greens crew, bev cart (dudes don't get tipped that often), pro shop, kitchen. I love being outside, the strategy and executive decisions, the smell of the grass, and most of the people I get to play with. Also love the betting games and those side bets.

I'm a mechanical engineer, but find a different mindset on the course. Any other engineers out there? Any loopers looking to play? It may be my last summer here in OR so I'm setting out to make a tour of all the great courses out here.

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  1. How long have you been playing golf? 30 year What’s your handicap or normal score? 3.9 handicap

  2. What do you love about golf? Being outside w friends. Walking a quick 9 after work is a great way to unwind.  Lastly, you can always get better.  

  3. What brings you to MyGolfSpy? Honest content.  Other golf lovers.  Opportunity to test equipment and post review. Do you already know any other Spies? Not yet

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

  5. What are the best and worst things about golf in your region? Best would be layout of courses.  At my home course, we have two tracks.  One is open and long w lots of water.  The other is hilly, shortish, and tight.  Very different yet both very challenging!  Worst would be no year around golfing  

  6. What do you do for a living? Finance

How’d you pick your user name? It’s what my wife calls me. Scott is my middle name. 

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Hey everyone, I've been playing golf all of one year now, just starting my second season, if I don't get quarantined completely first. I've played a couple rounds this year already and my handicap didn't change from last year still sitting at a solid 17. I did play a bit when I was a kid and funny how the thing I hated most about it then is what I love about it now, the challenge; I get myself into a lot of pickles and have to figure the best way out of them. I enjoy it; though, nothing is quite as enjoyable as that really good round where I don't cause myself too much trouble and end up playing a really great round.

I've read quite a few reviews on here and seen how you can get some really good unbiased reviews and opinions on here. I'm from Idaho southeast side of the state and we have 3 "championship" courses here, though I try to hit Sand Creek as often as possible. The best thing about golf around here is you seldom have to worry about the rain messing up your game though the worst thing would be the wind or/and snow we get.

I do work in agriculture so sometimes specially into the fall I don't get much time to play but making it a goal to play as often as I can this year. As for my username, it's an old nickname I had during my football days. I'm looking forward to getting to know you guys and hopefully improving my game along the way and just maybe being able to help someone else improve theirs!

 

 
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4 hours ago, pazman said:

Hey everyone, I've been playing golf all of one year now, just starting my second season, if I don't get quarantined completely first. I've played a couple rounds this year already and my handicap didn't change from last year still sitting at a solid 17. I did play a bit when I was a kid and funny how the thing I hated most about it then is what I love about it now, the challenge; I get myself into a lot of pickles and have to figure the best way out of them. I enjoy it; though, nothing is quite as enjoyable as that really good round where I don't cause myself too much trouble and end up playing a really great round.

I've read quite a few reviews on here and seen how you can get some really good unbiased reviews and opinions on here. I'm from Idaho southeast side of the state and we have 3 "championship" courses here, though I try to hit Sand Creek as often as possible. The best thing about golf around here is you seldom have to worry about the rain messing up your game though the worst thing would be the wind or/and snow we get.

I do work in agriculture so sometimes specially into the fall I don't get much time to play but making it a goal to play as often as I can this year. As for my username, it's an old nickname I had during my football days. I'm looking forward to getting to know you guys and hopefully improving my game along the way and just maybe being able to help someone else improve theirs!

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Welcome!  I've played Sand Creek a few times when visiting for business, but that was 10 years ago or so and I was a solid 17 back then.  Pinecrest was a lot nicer and much more difficult, at least for me!!

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Thanks, yeah Pinecrest is usually a bit more difficult and a little nicer facility though I live within a stones throw of Sand Creek so I end up playing there more often. Hoping to hit Pinecrest a bit more often this year!

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On 3/28/2020 at 4:39 PM, TheLoneFir said:
  1. How long have you been playing golf? What’s your handicap or normal score?    All my life! Dad won two state championships in WA when he was younger and that inspired me. GHIN ~ 3.5

  2. What do you love about golf? Everything, except how pros can't wear shorts on tournament days.

  3. What brings you to MyGolfSpy?    Do you already know any other Spies? Club info, forums, new knowledge. Don't know any other spies.

  4. Where are you from? Liberty Lake, Washington(near Spokane) What is your home course?  Tacoma, WA. Go all around wherever there is a deal. Chambers is probably my home course. 

  5. What are the best and worst things about golf in your region?  Best: number of different courses around here, Worst: Rain I guess, but it just adds another challenge.

  6. What do you do for a living? Student. Will be figuring this out soon. Probably going into real estate.

  7. How’d you pick your user name? I have been a caddie at Chambers Bay for 4 years and love it. I could do it all my life honestly. Chambers has one tree on the entire course next to 16 tee and behind 15 green, its called the Lone Fir. Here's a picture of it, although I'm sure you all have already seen it.

IMG_7618.JPG

Man Chambers Bay! What a sweet track. Welcome

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