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

    1. I have been playing golf for about 2 and a half years now. Right now I am at a 12 handicap and usually shoot somewhere in the mid to high 80's

  2. What do you love about golf?

    1. I love that golf is an open air game. Each and every shot is a new challange that requires a different approach than the last. I love that it is a mental battle against yourself where the disciplined players shoot lower. I love the camaraderie the game breeds. I love the feeling of looking at each shot as a new opportunity to be successful. I could probably go on and on and on but Ill stop there. 

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

    1. I like to think of myself as sort of an equipment junkie. Not really in the sense that I play all of the new equipment that catches my eye but I am fascinated by the advances in technology and the claims being made by companies. I dont know anybody that is a golf spy. 

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

    1. I am originally from Wyoming where the golfing is expensive the off seasons are long. I moved to California and developed a passion (or rather an addiction) for the game. My home course is a 9 hole course in Woodland, CA called Wild Wings Golf Club. Best greens in the Sacramento Valley and a place that is near and dear to my heart. 

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

    1. The best thing about golf in my region is that you can play year-round. Also, there are a lot of courses to play in a small radius to where I live. The only downside I can think of is that the region is overbuilt with courses and often times course conditions can be less than sub par, however, this is a minor complaint and often times does not detour me form playing. 

  6. What do you do for a living?

    1. When I am not golfing, sleeping, or eating, I am an Elementary Teacher. A job that I love and would really like to work with kids and golf. Someday. 

  7. How’d you pick your user name?

    1. My name and number I wore when I played college football. 

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  1. How long have you been playing golf? What’s your handicap or normal score? Been playing for 15yrs or so. 13hdcp

  2.  What do you love about golf? The challenge

  3.  What brings you to MyGolfSpy? Do you already know any other Spies? I’ve been reading for a long time. 

  4. Where are you from? What is your home course? Las Vegas. Home course Las Vegas National

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

  6.  What do you do for a living? Parts Manager for Kenworth

  7. How’d you pick your user name? Own a Platinum F150 and love it.

 
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hey all!

 

  1. How long have you been playing golf? What’s your handicap or normal score? I started swinging a golf club about 23 years ago. Been actually playing the game for about 20. Normal score is in the 80s. 

  2. What do you love about golf? The challenge in my own head and constant learning of the game.

  3. What brings you to MyGolfSpy? Do you already know any other Spies? I've been a long time reader of MGS. Been a lurker for about 2 years now. 

  4. Where are you from? What is your home course? I'm originally from NJ. Been living in the Bay Area for about 6 years now. Lately I've been calling Poppy Ridge my home course. 

  5. What are the best and worst things about golf in your region? Best - a lot of great courses to play! Worst - $

  6. What do you do for a living? Sales Engineer for a software company.

  7. How’d you pick your user name? It is my Chinese equivalent to my Korean name in English.

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21 minutes ago, jinxianjun said:

hey all!

 

  1. How long have you been playing golf? What’s your handicap or normal score? I started swinging a golf club about 23 years ago. Been actually playing the game for about 20. Normal score is in the 80s. 

  2. What do you love about golf? The challenge in my own head and constant learning of the game.

  3. What brings you to MyGolfSpy? Do you already know any other Spies? I've been a long time reader of MGS. Been a lurker for about 2 years now. 

  4. Where are you from? What is your home course? I'm originally from NJ. Been living in the Bay Area for about 6 years now. Lately I've been calling Poppy Ridge my home course. 

  5. What are the best and worst things about golf in your region? Best - a lot of great courses to play! Worst - $

  6. What do you do for a living? Sales Engineer for a software company.

  7. How’d you pick your user name? It is my Chinese equivalent to my Korean name in English.

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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? About a 10 handicap.

  2. What do you love about golf? Everything playing it, equipment, the tour, watching YouTube. You name it.

  3. What brings you to MyGolfSpy? Do you already know any other Spies? I have read and enjoyed the content for a long time. Decided to participate.

  4. Where are you from? What is your home course? Reno , NV. No “home” course.

  5. What are the best and worst things about golf in your region? Worst: Short season. Best: Mountain golf.

  6. What do you do for a living? logistics

  7.  How’d you pick your user name? loved the movie quigley down under.

 

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Hi all, I am  a high school golf coach and avid golfer from Arizona. I have been playing golf since I was in 8th grade and recently found this group on Google. Thank you all for having me. 

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48 minutes ago, Stingray said:

Hi all, I am  a high school golf coach and avid golfer from Arizona. I have been playing golf since I was in 8th grade and recently found this group on Google. Thank you all for having me. 

Greetings from Idaho and welcome aboard! Jump right in!

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

Been golfing since I was 19 but not in a competitive manner, Now im 50 and play whenever i can. Official HDCP 22 and shoot 82 to 90

What do you love about golf?

I like being outdoors and the challenge of the game

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

Just surfing the net one day 

Where are you from? What is your home course?

Las Vegas, Red Rock Arroyo course

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

Limited good course and price

What do you do for a living?

Fiber Technician

How’d you pick your user name?

It was easy

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Good Day all, My name is Lynn Parker (male) I go by Alzo

I've been playing since I joined the military back in 1984, but was only once in a while golfer, I have since graduated to a regular golfer. My current handicap is 7.3 and fluctuates between 3.5 and 8.

I love being outdoors, the challenge of the game every day, hole, swing can be different, the playing in events or just your buddies on the weekends and I enjoy walking and carrying my bag as often as I can (even when it's over 100 degrees).

I currently live in Las Vegas and do not have a home course but I have played every course in the area except for Las Vegas Country Club, The Wynn and Shadow Creek. So if you are coming to Vegas to play and need any course info let me know.

I stumbled across MyGolfSpy while looking for some reviews on golf equipment. I am interested in the attempts to try new equipment and write solid reviews to help golfers of all types and ages.  I have enjoyed reading the forums in the past and decided to give my own spin in areas of interest on the forums.

The best thing about golfing in Vegas in meeting people from all over the world, I have met/golfed with players from England, Austria, Mexico, Spain...and many more.  The worst part is the summer heat, it can be overwhelming in the afternoon, so you need to be up early and done early.

I am retired USAF, but serve as a Unix/Linux Systems Admin for a contractor in town.

My username is based off my middle name and my late fathers email address of alzoinVT; so in his honor I use alzoinNV.  

Thanks for having me and hope to get to know more people and pickup some knowledge along the way.

 

 

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

Since I was 6, so 35+ years. Play to a 6.4, some days

What do you love about golf?

I love the walk, the challenge, the friendships and the architecture. It’s something I’ll never master, but will always try till I die

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

Bit of an equipment junkie, especially putters. Don’t know any.

Where are you from? What is your home course?

Live in SF and play at Harding and Presidio mostly

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

Can play golf year round, but the damp conditions means no role!

What do you do for a living?

Work in tech

How’d you pick your user name?

My initials and high school football number

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Heyo everyone! Glad I finally took to plunge to join the community and I'm excited to both contribute and learn....hopefully my tendency to pull the occasional 3-footer isn't contagious via web. I've been I semi-regular lurker and have definitely leaned on the braintrust to make some decisions, avoid buyer's remorse, and stay in the know.

I started playing golf at around 10 years old, played in high school, but for some unknown reason took a 10 year hiatus. Fortunately, the combo of transplanting to California (Los Angeles) from Chicago and having a couple buddies that are avid golfers rekindled my love for the sport. With some practice and frequency I've been able to shake most of the rust off and typically post high 70s to low 80s, but don't have a GHIN yet - it's on the to do list.

Golf is just a perfect combination of escape, focus, patience, and (controlled) frustration. Very few things in life wipe away angst like a pure shot that feels like hitting a soft stick of butter and behaves exactly as you'd expect in the air. Golf is creative and a form of self expression. From the attire, to the unique swing moves, the the equipment, to the shot choice - everyone has something that makes their game "theirs" - and spending a couple hours with buddies sans phones is like a weekly vacation.

As I mentioned, I'm familiar with MyGolfSpy to the extent that it's been a huge help on deciding which way to lean on equipment. Unfortunately, I don't know anyone else on site, but am looking forward to changing that. I'm typically golfing with a few friends at Industry Hills, Los Robles, Moorepark Country Club, but have no problem at all ripping off a quick 9 at Penmar when time is a little tight. As is the case with most things in LA, wish there was less of a commute to get out on the links, but if that first tee ball doesn't go OB and the sun is shining on my wedges ...it's all worth it. I started a digital strategy / consulting company, which gives the fortune to have a little more flexibility in my schedule so yes, I have occasionally played a Tuesday 18. 

Excited to get to know you peeps a bit more and hopefully help some fellow lurkers not only get the info they need, but make the transition to Spy! 

Hit em straight. From CA,

LAGolfer

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  1. How long have you been playing golf? A little over 3 years now. I used to play soccer until I got injured soI took on a new challenge that is the sport of golf and I am 100% hooked. What’s your handicap or normal score? Handicap is 15 now days  

  2. What do you love about golf? I love that it’s a sport that it’s ultimately just me. That all the effort I put into my game will be a direct result of how good or bad I perform. Also who doesn’t enjoy spending time with buddies, talking smack to one another, drinking a few cocktails and smoking cigars  

  3.  What brings you to MyGolfSpy? I’ve only known about MyGolfSpy for a few months now but have really enjoyed the podcasts like the more recent noputtsgiven podcast. The simple concept of giving its views unbiased opinions is absolutely great. The golf ball review was amazing. Do you already know any other Spies? I do not but always enjoy meeting new people  

  4. Where are you from? San Diego,CA  What is your home course? It’s was Carmel Mountain Ranch Golf Course but it closed in 2018 so now my main course that I play a few times a month is Torrey Pines. The San Diego resident card makes Torrey the best value. 

  5. What are the best and worst things about golf in your region? Best things I would have to say is I have the opportunity to play golf year around because weather in San Diego is hardly an issue. While most of the country has to put their clubs away for the winter, I’m swinging away. Can’t think of any negatives about golf in San Diego  

  6. What do you do for a living? I fix navy ships. That’s another reason why I love golf so much  it’s a stress reliever to take my mind off all the hardships of work  

  7. How’d you pick your user name? I’ve had the username for awhile now on other platforms.

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  1. How long have you been playing golf? What’s your handicap or normal score?  Started playing back in high school (many, many years ago) and then quit playing for about 10 years.  Now I'm retired and play about 100 rounds a year.  Current handicap index is the lowest its ever been - 9.3

  2. What do you love about golf?  Trying to get everything - body, mind, club - to work together.

  3. What brings you to MyGolfSpy? Do you already know any other Spies?  I've been reading it for a couple years now.  Nice to have something that is able to review many products without depending on advertising and giving them all good ratings (thinking of Golf Digest).

  4. Where are you from? What is your home course?  Currently live on the Big Island of Hawaii.  I play the Mauna Lani and Waikoloa Beach resort courses (4 in total).

  5. What are the best and worst things about golf in your region?  Consistent good weather.  Limited number of courses that are easy to get to.

  6. What do you do for a living?  Retired now (work part-time as golf course starter); was in computers.

  7. How’d you pick your user name?  One I've used other places.

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Hi everyone!

I’m relatively new to golf....been playing for about 6 years.  I tried playing in my 20s, but honestly didn’t have the patience to spend 4 hours trying to hit a little white ball into a very small hole. 😜

Fast forward many years and add retirement to the mix and things change.  I’ve gotten my handicap to a 19 and always working to lower it even more.  Just when I think I have “it” figured out, I’m reminded I don’t.

We are new to AZ from TX.  Love the dry heat over the humid heat.  Love the people I meet on the golf course.  My home courses now are in Surprise, although I still occasionally play in TX.

I played in a ladies’ Flamingo tournament in TX  and learned about MyGolfSpy there.  I’m always a fan of anyone who supports and helps promote golf and, especially, golf for women!

Looking forward to this forum!

 

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On 6/16/2019 at 8:13 PM, prigsbee said:
  1. How long have you been playing golf? What’s your handicap or normal score?  Started playing back in high school (many, many years ago) and then quit playing for about 10 years.  Now I'm retired and play about 100 rounds a year.  Current handicap index is the lowest its ever been - 9.3

  2. What do you love about golf?  Trying to get everything - body, mind, club - to work together.

  3. What brings you to MyGolfSpy? Do you already know any other Spies?  I've been reading it for a couple years now.  Nice to have something that is able to review many products without depending on advertising and giving them all good ratings (thinking of Golf Digest).

  4. Where are you from? What is your home course?  Currently live on the Big Island of Hawaii.  I play the Mauna Lani and Waikoloa Beach resort courses (4 in total).

  5. What are the best and worst things about golf in your region?  Consistent good weather.  Limited number of courses that are easy to get to.

  6. What do you do for a living?  Retired now (work part-time as golf course starter); was in computers.

  7. How’d you pick your user name?  One I've used other places.

Now I know who to hit up if I go over to the BI! Welcome to the forums 🤙

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

    1. On and off for about 4 years now, though in the past 6 months I've been fortunate enough to be able to play and practice every day. I'm hovering around the low 80s right now.

  2. What do you love about golf?

    1. The amount of difficulty and level of skill needed to play the game. There is no other feeling as rewarding as when you swing syncs up and you play a great round.

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

    1. Long time reader of the articles, I want to get more active in the community.

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

    1. Born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana for 26 years, recently moved to Santa Ana, California. I guess my home course now would be David Baker.

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

    1. Perfect weather and tons of courses to choose from in CA. But it is a bit pricey for what you get and then there is the pace of play issue...

  6. What do you do for a living?

    1. Civil Engineer

  7. How’d you pick your user name?

    1. First initial, last name. I wanted to keep it simple haha.

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  1. How long have you been playing golf? What’s your handicap or normal score? Since about 1990. Most of my coworkers played in an industrial golf league. I learned and joined the team. I joined a men's league that played different courses for our monthly tournaments in Southern California, mostly in Riverside County. I think my last handicap was 15. I had only played twice since moving to Nevada in 2004 and so loaned (gave) my clubs to my only nephew a few years ago. Last month I found a set of clubs at a yard sale for ten bucks and got urge to play again.

  2. What do you love about golf? Getting outside and away from the world. You can have a crummy round, then hit that perfect shot and everything else no longer matters.

  3. What brings you to MyGolfSpy? Do you already know any other Spies? I did a Google search for a putter and here I am. If I knew any spies then I guess that weren't a very good spy.

  4. Where are you from? What is your home course? I learned to play at Cresta Verde in Corona.  I just  played there early this month and the courses is in terrible condition. Now that I live in Nevada, I mostly play Boulder City Municipal.  

  5. What are the best and worst things about golf in your region? The large number of courses in the Vegas area. Summer heat.

  6. What do you do for a living?  I am a peon. (That's a public employee of Nevada)

  7. How’d you pick your user name? I have used the same moniker for almost everything since the early nineties. I was flying a combat glider model of a P51 in very light poor conditions, only able to go back and forth acting as a targetdrone, and the name stuck. As names go, at least it has character.

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Hey all!

Been following MGS for a while now and decided to join in on the community/conversations.

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

    • Been playing for over 20yrs on/off since i was a kid. Been taking the game a lot more seriously trying to focus on bringing down my handicap to single digit, currently a 20.

  • What do you love about golf?

    • The endless pursuit and those moments of victory, most recently a 116yd eagle shot.

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

    • Been following the site for a while but never really got into discussions with others outside of friends.

  • Where are you from? What is your home course?

    • Based out of Mission Viejo, CA. Currently no "home course" but if I had to pick one, I'd say Casta Del Sol.

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

    • Great variety of courses at all price ranges.

  • What do you do for a living?

    • Marketing manager for a financial institution.

  • How’d you pick your user name?

    • Oddjob27 is based off the James Bond series character Odd Job, the Korean assassin.

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What's up guys? I was trying to make an introductory post but for some reason it's not letting me create a topic...I'm located in Sacramento, CA and just dusted the sticks off after a 4 year hiatus. Currently working on improving my swing and looking into getting fitted for new clubs.

  1. How long have you been playing golf? What’s your handicap or normal score? I've been playing on and off since I was about 13. Played high school golf then didn't play much after. Hoping to stay with it for good this time. I don't carry a handicap but I'm usually shooting around the mid to low 80's.

  2. What do you love about golf? The environment. Love the peace and quiet of playing my local mountain course (Apple Mountain). Golf is my release from everything else going on in life. It takes my mind off everything else going on and is a great stress reliever.

  3. What brings you to MyGolfSpy? Do you already know any other Spies? I came across MyGolfSpy recently after browsing the internet for new golf equipment. Already chose a ball and putter thanks to MGS. I don't know any MGS's yet. Hoping to link up in the future though for sure!

  4. Where are you from? What is your home course? Sacramento, CA. My home courses in high school were Mather and Cameron Park Country Club. Currently don't have a dedicated home course. I've probably played Mather and Apple Mountain the most though.

  5. What are the best and worst things about golf in your region? There are a lot of courses around the area and you don't have to go very far to experience different types of course. The summer heat is probably the worst thing about golf here.

  6. What do you do for a living? I'm a construction foreman for a commercial refrigeration outfit.

  7. How’d you pick your user name? Not gonna lie...I made a list of quite a few. I came up with some pretty good ones. This one just made the most sense.

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