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

Off and on more off than on for 38 years. Very passionately for the last two. 16 hcp

What do you love about golf?

 living near a large city like San Francisco it's great to be in the middle of a golf course and forget that the rest of civilization is there.

Where are you from? What is your home course?

Rohnert Park, CA (Northern SF Bay area)

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

 The best thing is every single golf course we have here.

The worst? What? This is Northern California what are you talkin about?

What do you do for a living?

 I do vehicle maintenance for San Francisco Muni. I also have my own YouTube golf channel.

How’d you pick your user name?

It's a nickname I have used for close to thirty years.

Wilson Staff Cortex Driver 9.0 Atmos Red Tour Spec 5s shaft

King Cobra f6 3/4 Fairway wood

Tommy Armour TA1 Combo Hybrid/Iron set 3/4/5 Hybrid 6-G wedge

TaylorMade Black Milled grind Raw Face 54 + 58 Wedges

MLA (Multi Line Alignment) Tour Dreamer Putter

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HI everyone!!  New member from Los Angeles.  I am getting back into golf after taking a few years off.   Was part of another golf form for several years, had some great times, wonderful memories, and met some great people over there and hope to get the same or more here.  I have been playing off and on for over 20 years and generally shoot in the 90s to just over 100.  I come here because of the enjoyment I got from that other forum.  I believe I know a few members here but will have to see who else is around.  I know @ole gray and @DawgDaddymaybe a few more.  

 

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FWs- :taylormade-small: RBZ 7W

Hybrid - :taylormade-small:RBZ 5H

Irons - :cobra-small: RADSPEED One Length - 5 - SW

Wedges - :taylormade-small: TP Wedges - 54* & 58*

Putter - :bettinardi-small: Studio Stock #15

Ball - :bridgestone-small: E12 

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15 minutes ago, White Rhino said:

HI everyone!!  New member from Los Angeles.  I am getting back into golf after taking a few years off.   Was part of another golf form for several years, had some great times, wonderful memories, and met some great people over there and hope to get the same or more here.  I have been playing off and on for over 20 years and generally shoot in the 90s to just over 100.  I come here because of the enjoyment I got from that other forum.  I believe I know a few members here but will have to see who else is around.  I know @ole gray and @DawgDaddymaybe a few more.  

 

Hey old friend!   Glad you joined us and looking forward to seeing you around.  It's amazing how many friends we made back then that we have followed all these years.  

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Callaway Big Bertha 2019  4 & 5 hybrid 
Callaway Mavrik Max 6 hybrid
Tommy Armour 845 MAX 7 - GW Irons
Cleveland CBX 2 54 Degree SW
Cleveland CBX Full-Face Wedge 58 degree
Odyssey 
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1 minute ago, ole gray said:

Hey old friend!   Glad you joined us and looking forward to seeing you around.  It's amazing how many friends we made back then that we have followed all these years.  

Those days were some of the best in my life.  Once I get used to how things work around here, you know I will be part of things.  Are you still talking about that woodshed?  

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FWs- :taylormade-small: RBZ 7W

Hybrid - :taylormade-small:RBZ 5H

Irons - :cobra-small: RADSPEED One Length - 5 - SW

Wedges - :taylormade-small: TP Wedges - 54* & 58*

Putter - :bettinardi-small: Studio Stock #15

Ball - :bridgestone-small: E12 

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1 minute ago, White Rhino said:

Those days were some of the best in my life.  Once I get used to how things work around here, you know I will be part of things.  Are you still talking about that woodshed?  

LOL now and then the woodshed will pop up 

 

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Callaway MAVRIK MAX 3 - wood
Callaway Big Bertha 2019  4 & 5 hybrid 
Callaway Mavrik Max 6 hybrid
Tommy Armour 845 MAX 7 - GW Irons
Cleveland CBX 2 54 Degree SW
Cleveland CBX Full-Face Wedge 58 degree
Odyssey 
 ODYSSEY ARM-LOCK 2-BALL TEN 

 

 

 



 

 

 

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23 minutes ago, White Rhino said:

HI everyone!!  New member from Los Angeles.  I am getting back into golf after taking a few years off.   Was part of another golf form for several years, had some great times, wonderful memories, and met some great people over there and hope to get the same or more here.  I have been playing off and on for over 20 years and generally shoot in the 90s to just over 100.  I come here because of the enjoyment I got from that other forum.  I believe I know a few members here but will have to see who else is around.  I know @ole gray and @DawgDaddymaybe a few more.  

 

Hey Gordon, how you been buddy?  Glad to have you aboard. 

Driver -  :callaway-small:  Mavrik with Reg. Flex UST Mamiya Helium Black 4 Graphite Shaft
Woods - :callaway-small:   Mavrik 3 Wood & Epic Flash  Heavenwood
Hybrid - :callaway-small:   Epic Flash 4H
Irons - :callaway-small:   Rogue X 5 - AW
Wedges -  :cleveland-small:  CBX2 54* & 58*
Putter -   :EVNROLL: ER2
Rangefinder - Bushnell Pro XE
Ball -  :taylormade-small: TP5-X  PIC

Bag -  2020 Bag Boy Chiller Cart Bag

 

 

 

 

 

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1 minute ago, DawgDaddy said:

Hey Gordon, how you been buddy?  Glad to have you aboard. 

Thanks Randy!!  I am doing ok thanks.  I am excited to get back into the game.   Took quite a bit of time off and ready to start getting out there and playing again.

Driver - :taylormade-small:RBZ 

FWs- :taylormade-small: RBZ 7W

Hybrid - :taylormade-small:RBZ 5H

Irons - :cobra-small: RADSPEED One Length - 5 - SW

Wedges - :taylormade-small: TP Wedges - 54* & 58*

Putter - :bettinardi-small: Studio Stock #15

Ball - :bridgestone-small: E12 

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10 minutes ago, White Rhino said:

Thanks Randy!!  I am doing ok thanks.  I am excited to get back into the game.   Took quite a bit of time off and ready to start getting out there and playing again.

You still in Crovina?  My nephew moved to Reseda so you are not neighbors anymore.  He was in Rosemead

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Woods - :callaway-small:   Mavrik 3 Wood & Epic Flash  Heavenwood
Hybrid - :callaway-small:   Epic Flash 4H
Irons - :callaway-small:   Rogue X 5 - AW
Wedges -  :cleveland-small:  CBX2 54* & 58*
Putter -   :EVNROLL: ER2
Rangefinder - Bushnell Pro XE
Ball -  :taylormade-small: TP5-X  PIC

Bag -  2020 Bag Boy Chiller Cart Bag

 

 

 

 

 

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Just now, DawgDaddy said:

You still in Crovina?  My nephew moved to Reseda so you are not neighbors anymore.  He was in Rosemead

Reseda is still not too far away.  

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FWs- :taylormade-small: RBZ 7W

Hybrid - :taylormade-small:RBZ 5H

Irons - :cobra-small: RADSPEED One Length - 5 - SW

Wedges - :taylormade-small: TP Wedges - 54* & 58*

Putter - :bettinardi-small: Studio Stock #15

Ball - :bridgestone-small: E12 

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Not too sure if I will travel this summer but my great nephew is graduating from H.S. this year and I may make the trip with my sister (his mother) she has dementia and will need someone with her.  She is in the early middle stage and just had her driving license taken last month  She is fine with it as she knows what is happening with the disease. 

If I get out there we will definitely get together one day.  

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Woods - :callaway-small:   Mavrik 3 Wood & Epic Flash  Heavenwood
Hybrid - :callaway-small:   Epic Flash 4H
Irons - :callaway-small:   Rogue X 5 - AW
Wedges -  :cleveland-small:  CBX2 54* & 58*
Putter -   :EVNROLL: ER2
Rangefinder - Bushnell Pro XE
Ball -  :taylormade-small: TP5-X  PIC

Bag -  2020 Bag Boy Chiller Cart Bag

 

 

 

 

 

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  1. Greetings, I am Kerry Kohashi joining in.

  2. How long have you been playing golf? 50+ years What’s your handicap or normal score? 14/15 with mid 80s-90s

  3. What do you love about golf? Hardest game I have ever played.

  4. What brings you to MyGolfSpy? Quality of the website output. Do you already know any other Spies? No

  5. Where are you from? Born and raised in Hawaii.  What is your home course? Don't have one but play 4 regularly.

  6. What are the best and worst things about golf in your region? Only can play on days that end in "y"

  7. What do you do for a living? Retired.

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2 hours ago, 3Ks said:

 

  1. Greetings, I am Kerry Kohashi joining in.

  2. How long have you been playing golf? 50+ years What’s your handicap or normal score? 14/15 with mid 80s-90s

  3. What do you love about golf? Hardest game I have ever played.

  4. What brings you to MyGolfSpy? Quality of the website output. Do you already know any other Spies? No

  5. Where are you from? Born and raised in Hawaii.  What is your home course? Don't have one but play 4 regularly.

  6. What are the best and worst things about golf in your region? Only can play on days that end in "y"

  7. What do you do for a living? Retired.

Yeahhh youuuuuu! 

Driver: :titelist-small: TSi3 10* Ventus Red

3w/5w: :titelist-small: TSi2 Tensei AV Raw Blue

4h: :mizuno-small: CLK 22* Hybrid Tensei CK Pro Blue 80HY S

Irons 5-PW: :mizuno-small: JPX 919 Forged Nippon Modus 3 Tour 105 S

Wedges: :cleveland-small: RTX Zipcore Tour Rack 50, 54, 58 Modus 3 115 Wedge

Putter: L.A.B. DF 2.1 w/ BGT Stability Tour

Ball: :titelist-small: ProV1x

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Mixed bag of used clubs from Golf Mart, bag boy push cart off craigslist, and a classic Ping Anser putter that kicks butt and drains putts!  Hogan's Five Lessons and YouTube Golf Teachers are leading me astray on a daily basis.  I'm in a 3 ball/4 ball group of old guys at the Pacific Grove Golf Links on Tuesday mornings.  I gave the game up for years, then met a former Long Drive World Record Holder who dragged me back in!  He and I tee it up at Poppy Hills now and then and smack 'em regularly on the range at the Pebble Beach Practice Facility.  I'm a lucky dude with a mean hook! 

Pebble Beach Practice Facility Regular

Bag Boy Push cart from Craigslist

Used clubs of various types

Snell MTB Black and X (Discovered on MGS)

Sqairz Shoes (Discoverd on MGS)

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Hello hello! Long time MGS follower/reader, first time forum-er.

 

  1. How long have you been playing golf? What’s your handicap or normal score? "Playing" for 25 years, taking it seriously for almost 4.  '21 has not been kind to me; finished '20 at 4.6 and am currently trending at 8.7 with 9+ on the horizon.

  2. What do you love about golf? Competition. Initially with myself/expectations. If I'm going to lose that one then against my friends. Still losing? Then against the tequila after the round.

  3. What brings you to MyGolfSpy? Do you already know any other Spies? I have questions. I want answers! Also, I might have answers to someone else's questions, so here to share/gain knowledge. I don't know if I know any spies, but religiously watch the No Putts Given, so I feel like i know the team.

  4. Where are you from? What is your home course? Iowa native living in Phoenix, AZ and can frequently be found at Raven in S Phoenix.

  5. What are the best and worst things about golf in your region? Best things are the multitude of course options to choose from. Worst is remembering your summer shot distances during winter rounds; ALWAYS coming up 20 yards short! smh.

  6. What do you do for a living? Preconstruction Project Manager; specializing in multifamily high-rises

  7. How’d you pick your user name? Formerly worked in the wine industry. Name-ish + affinity for wine.

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Driver:  :callaway-small: Epic Max LS 9°, UST Lin-Q Purple 7F5 1” tipped

3 Wood:  :taylormade-small: SIM2 Titanium Rocket 13.5°, UST Lin-Q Purple 7F5

2 Iron:  :callaway-small: X Forged UT 18°, Mitsubishi MMT UT 105 TX

4-PW:  :callaway-small: X Forged CB irons, DG Tour Issue x100 +1” 2° flat

Wedges:  :mizuno-small: T20, KBS Wedge shaft, 50°/54°/58°

Putter:  Toulon Atlanta, Stroke Lab Shaft

Ball:  :titelist-small: ProV1x Optic Yellow

Bag:  :Ogio: 2021 Woode 8 Hybrid Stand Bag

Shot Tracking:  :Arccos:

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Hi all,

Happy to be here. Looking forward to some awesome discussion.

How long have you been playing golf?

I've been paying since I was probably 12, but with some irregularity until I was out of college. Within the last two years been the most regular at 50+ round a year.

What’s your handicap or normal score?

11.4 index

What do you love about golf?

Love the outdoors and the difficulty of the game. I'm an achiever so my search for a better round never ends. 

Also love the time I get to spend with the guys on the course, having fun and kicking back man sodas away from all the BS.

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

I've always had an interest in what other people experience in this game. It's not only for my own quest for knowledge, but to also share what I've learned in my experience. I come from a highly competitive athletic background, so applying my knowledge from broader experience has been a boon to my understanding of body mechanics and awareness. I hope to add value to discussions and learn more about the feels other people experience.

Where are you from? What is your home course?

Bay Area. Oakhurst Country Club

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

Summer can be super dry and windy. Course conditions can vary greatly because of a lack of rain and water rationing. 

Can't complain though. I get to play year round, hardly ever have to wear rain gear, and get some spectacular CA views.

What do you do for a living?

Spent 6 years in tech PR, but now stay home with kids, encouraging their love for sport. I've also started a new persona, dedicated to golf. Check out my social channels and links in my signature

How’d you pick your user name?

GraigGolfs is my golf persona. All my channels use the same name.

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Taylormade SIM Max 3W - 15 degree with Fujikura Ventus Blue 66g XS shaft

Taylormade SIM Max Driver - 10.5 with Fujikura Tour Spec Pro II 79g XS shaft

Titleist ProV1

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On 2/11/2019 at 2:37 PM, GolfSpy MPR said:

MGS New Member Introduction: Southwest Region

California, Nevada, Utah, Arizona, Hawaii

Welcome to the MyGolfSpy forums! We’re always glad to have new members contributing to the best golf discussions on the internet.  If you’ve already created an introduction thread, feel free to re-introduce yourself here!

If you haven’t yet done so, take a moment to check out the Moral Codes that shape how we treat each other here.

You’ll find that this community is very welcoming to newcomers so come on in, take off your shoes, and get comfortable. Tell us all about yourself. To help us get to know you, here are some questions you might answer in your new member post. Feel free to share some fun pictures of your golfing ventures as well!

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

  2. What do you love about golf?

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

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

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

  6. What do you do for a living?

  7. How’d you pick your user name?

Hello fellow addicts. Spying from Ventura, Ca.  The question I think any true golf nut has when 1st joining is how do i become a tester? Found this through the pod.

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PLACING=TITILIEST irons

SPINNING=CALLAWAY wedges 

SINKING = PRO-V with SCOTTY

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20 minutes ago, RyanGforce said:

Hello fellow addicts. Spying from Ventura, Ca.  The question I think any true golf nut has when 1st joining is how do i become a tester? Found this through the pod.

Be active in the forum. Don’t expect to test big ticket items right out of the gate. Apply for ball tests and whatnot, work your way up. 

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Cobra F9 3 Wood

Srixon ZX5 4-6 Iron

Srixon ZX7 7-PW

Taylormade MG2 Wedges 50/55/60

Taylormade Spider X Putter

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Hey fellow MGSers,

I'm fairly new in my golfing life, started about 4 years ago and I usually hover around 105.

I love that golf is always a challenge with yourself and the course. It's a great way to spend time outdoors and I love the feeling of flushing a shot. I play for that feeling more than I do for score.

What brings you to MyGolfSpy?

I enjoy reading the reviews and listening to the occasional MGS podcast.

Where are you from? What is your home course?

I'm from San Diego and just moved closer to Goat Hill Park and Twin Oaks, so one of those will be my home course.

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

Perfect weather all year round. Prices can get pretty up there with the nicer courses.

What do you do for a living?

I'm a copywriter at an ad agency.

How’d you pick your user name?

My big miss is typically a big push slice. Going from the inside with a wide open club face. 🤦‍♂️

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:adams-small:Tight Lies (16/stiff)
:callaway-small: GBB (19/reg)
:tour-edge: Hot Launch (4H)
:wilson-small:Irons:  D-200 (uniflex, standard) (4-G)
:1332069271_TommyArmour:Wedges: VCG Forged (54,58)
:ping-small:Putter: Sigma G Tyne

Right-handed
25 hcp

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Howzit MSGers!

So happy to be able to join the community here to read and learn everything about golf.  I grew up playing every sport I could think of (Football, baseball, basketball, soccer, tennis, etc.).  With my friends and I getting a littler older now and not being able to recover as fast as we would like we all decided to pick up golf!  Now we all wish we would have started golfing years ago!!!

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

    Just started playing golf regularly about 1 year ago.  HCP 19, Normal score 90-95.
  2. What do you love about golf?

    I love how challenging golf is.  No matter how much you play, there is always something to learn or improve on.
  3. What brings you to MyGolfSpy? Do you already know any other Spies?

    Since I recently started to take golf a bit more seriously, I've tried to research everything I could about golf.  From swing mechanics, club/equipment reviews, tips and tricks etc., I've looked up so much information on the internet.  With all my research I came across MyGolfSpy and I just love all the information and content here!
  4. Where are you from? What is your home course?

    Born and raised in Hawaii.  Home course is which ever course has an available tee time 😛
  5. What are the best and worst things about golf in your region?

    Best thing is the ability to golf all year.  The worse thing is trying to find a tee time since courses are so crowded. 
  6. What do you do for a living?

    I am a Mechanical Engineer. 
  7. How’d you pick your user name?

    'ChasenLogan'. My name is Chasen and I've recently become a father to my son Logan. Also it makes it sound like I'm Chasing my son Logan.
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Driver (10.5): Taylormade SIM2 (Fujikura Ventus Blue 6S)
3-Wood (13.5): Taylormade SIM2 TI (Fujikura Ventus Blue 7X)
Irons (2I, 4I-7I, 8I-PW): Mizuno MP-20/MMC/HMB (Steelfiber i95 Stiff)
GW (51/11): Cleveland CBX 2 (Steelfiber i70 Stiff)
SW (56/12): Cleveland CBX Full Face (Steelfiber i70 Stiff)
LW (62/6): Cleveland ZipCore Tour Rack (Steelfiber i70 Stiff)
Putter: Bettinardi INOVAI 6.0 Center Shaft
Ball: Pro V1x Left Dash

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Hi Spies - Long time forum lurker joining this awesome community.

How long have you been playing golf?

9 years this August.  Started playing in my late 30's.

What’s your handicap or normal score?

18.9

What do you love about golf?

Being outdoors and enjoying the day with old friends and making new friends.  Having some drinks, slicing some drives, chunking the wedges, pushing some putts, losing a headcover, shotgun starts & shotgun brews, 19th hole, post round meals and Venmo'ing golf bets back and forth.

What brings you to MyGolfSpy? Do you already know any other Spies? I'm always googling golf stuff and MGS is just an awesome repository of data.  Non-biased product testing and reviews set MGS apart from the pack.  The Most Wanted articles and data insights are exceptional.  Don't know any other Spies...that I'm aware of.

Where are you from? What is your home course?

Los Angeles.  Sand Canyon Country Club.

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

Worst - LA Muni weekend pace of play.  Summer weather in LA County.  Finding a weekend Tee-Time.

Best - Ventura County, Santa Barbara County, Central CA, and Coachella Valley golf.  

What do you do for a living?

Project Management

How’d you pick your user name?

It's an old gamertag.

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Driver: PXG 2021 0211 10.5 Diamana S+

Hybrid: Ping Karsten 2014 3H, 4H, 5H Ping KS401

Irons: PXG Gen2 0311XF 6 - PW, GW TT Elevate 95 VSS

Wedge: Cleveland CBX 60*10 

Putter: Odyssey Stroke Lab Black Ten

Ball: SaintNine U-Pro 

Bag: Titleist Hybrid 14

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