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Hi Everyone, Ive been reading and watching on Instagram for around a year, am glad to see there is a regional community to be part of!

  1. How long have you been playing golf? What’s your handicap or normal score?
    I’ve played for 3 years. My GHIN is 13, which is usually about how many shots over par I shoot. I recently joined Mesa Country Club so I’m not constantly changing difficulty courses, aiming for single digits in 2020.

  2. What do you love about golf?  I love that it’s the only place I can escape all of the responsibilities of life. Enjoy the weather, and my favorite thing about golf is every shot is a learning experience.

  3. What brings you to MyGolfSpy? Do you already know any other Spies?  I do not know other golf spies. I’m a golf addict and love what I see on Instagram.

  4. Where are you from? What is your home course?  I’m from Chicago, my home course however is Mesa Country Club.

  5. What are the best and worst things about golf in your region?  Best-Year round, lots of competition, always someone to play with, cheap rates when not in season, a lot of different terrain to play on.

  6. What do you do for a living? Sales

  7. How’d you pick your user name?  It is the name of a side project I’d like to have eventually, customizing clubs.

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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 golfe

I knew I'd end up leaving some state out. My apologies to the good folks of Utah.

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  1. How long have you been playing golf? 14 years, got a late start . What’s your handicap or normal score? Handicap is 5, usual round in upper 70's

  2. What do you love about golf? I love the challenge of the game, the gathering of friends and meeting new people in new places.

  3. What brings you to MyGolfSpy?  The equipment reviews are outstanding. Do you already know any other Spies? Not yet

  4. Where are you from? What is your home course? I live in Henderson, NV. No home course, I like variety. 

  5. What are the best and worst things about golf in your region? Golf year round is fantastic. Worst things are usually the bunkers....

  6. What do you do for a living? Broker

  7. How’d you pick your user name? Combo of mine and my wife's last names, she is also a golfer.

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Hey everyone, just wanted to introduce myself really quickly. Feel free to hit me up if you're interested in playing!

  1. I've been playing for close to 20 years with a few breaks in there. I'm currently a 6 handicap, so breaking 80 usually feels like a good day on the course.

  2. What do you love about golf? The constant challenge, and opportunity to hang with friends outside for a few hours.

  3. What brings you to MyGolfSpy? Do you already know any other Spies? I don't know any other members, but I'm somewhat of a gear enthusiast and love hearing other people's perspectives on equipment, the game, courses, etc.

  4. Where are you from? What is your home course? I'm from Simi Valley, CA, in Ventura county. I mostly play local courses like Simi Hills, Rustic Canyon, and Tierra Rejada as well as the occasional trip to Palm Springs for a weekend of desert golf.

  5. What are the best and worst things about golf in your region? The best thing is the weather and being able to play year round. The worst thing is the cost and volume of players on weekends which leads to 5+ hour rounds.

  6. What do you do for a living? I work in the entertainment legal field at one of the studios.

  7. How’d you pick your user name? Simple, it's my real name. Nothing to hide here. 

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  1. How long have you been playing golf? What’s your handicap or normal score? on and off for 20 years hadicap 20

  2. What do you love about golf? Being outside

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

  4. Where are you from? What is your home course? Weaverville California Trinity Alps Golf and Country Club

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

  6. What do you do for a living? Greenskeeper at Trinity Alps Golf and Country Club

  7. How’d you pick your user name? Its been my nickname dune I was 3 as I share a name with my dad and grandpa

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  1. How long have you been playing golf? I picked the game again earlier this year after taking last 20 or so years off.  I recently retired so I had more time on my hands and figured it's time to pick the game back up.

  2. What do you love about golf? Being outside, walking the course, nothing like crushing a great drive right down the middle.

  3. What brings you to MyGolfSpy?  Do you already know any other Spies?  I googled a particular club to get a review and I found this site.  I know no other spies.

  4. Where are you from? What is your home course? Central California.  Riverside Golf Course.

  5. What are the best and worst things about golf in your region? Weather.  Can get too hot in the summer, and a bit too chilly in the winter.

  6. What do you do for a living? Retired deputy sheriff.

  7. How’d you pick your user name? It's a play on my last name.

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Whats going on everyone. Really cool to have found this forum board and I am eager to contribute to this community.

  1. I have been playing golf for about 3 years now after a college football and brief professional playing career. My handicap is around 13. I typically shoot between 83-87. 

  2. I like that golf is an individual sport in which there is no one else I am depending on other than myself.

  3. I have been doing some research on areas in which I am trying to improve my game and I keep coming back to the information yielded through MyGolfSpy.

  4. I am from beautiful Seal Beach, California.My home course would be Meadowlark or SkyLinks.

  5. The best thing about golf in Southern California is the great golf weather year around in addition to the abundance of golf courses in a 25 mile radius to me. The worst thing would have to be the courses in which they overbook the course and find myself playing 5-6 hour rounds.

  6. I am a Community College professor and assistant football Coach.

  7. It is a slam of my first and middle name.

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5 Wood:TaylorMade r7 Fujikura S  

Irons: Taylormade P760s 4-PW +1/2" DG 120 S

Wedges: Titleist Vokey 52, 56, 60

Putter:TaylorMade Ghost Tour Black 

Balls: Bridgestone

Handicap: 13. Average Score: 85

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  1. How long have you been playing golf? What’s your handicap or normal score? Ive been playing golf for about 5 years        now. I usually shot around 83-87. 

  2. What do you love about golf?
    I love the outdoors and quiet atmosphere.

  3. What brings you to MyGolfSpy? Do you already know any other Spies?                I love equipment and Mygolfspy always has the latest reviews of the equipment I am interested in.

  4. Where are you from? What is your home course?
    I live in the San Diego area and my home course is Rancho Bernardo Inn.

  5. What are the best and worst things about golf in your region?                    The best thing has to be the weather! Worst is that the wind in the afternoon can be rough. 

  1. What do you do for a living?
    Law enforcement.

  2. How’d you pick your user name?            
    my name and my old HS football number. 

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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 I have been playing since I was 8 years old. I’m now 46. My HCP is around 7

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    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?

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  2. What do you love about golf? I love the challenge  of measuring myself against the game and my own abilities  

  3. What brings you to MyGolfSpy? Do you already know any other Spies? I like the coverage that is unbiased, the golf ball piece was awesome  

  4. Where are you from? What is your home course? Las Vegas, Revere 

  5. What are the best and worst things about golf in your region? Desert golf is great for distance and fast greens, box canyons and elevation changes. Sometimes miss playing tree lined courses like east coast or northern layouts 

  6. What do you do for a living? I’m in hospitality  

  7. How’d you pick your user name? From my professional career and date of birth 

 

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Welcome to the forum @Matsubaum, @Doozer, @Chefchad73, @Jesusnevarez53, @CamDeen, and @reebz!  I have a hard time keeping up with this thread and all the new member intros.  

 

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HEY YALL NAMES RORY!


Ive been golfing for close to 6 months now! 
My current handicap is at an 11.6 and I generally average a high 80s low 90s score  

What do you love about golf? Every damn thing! I love the competitiveness it brings within me. I love learning biomechanics pertaining to sports. I really love all the different combinations that go along with club and ball fitting.

I don’t really know any other spies yet but I’ve read alot of articles and I love the unbiased equipment testing.

I am from Eastvale, Ca and my home course is Jurupa Hills Golf Club in Jurupa Valley Ca

The best thing about golf in my region is that it’s playable year round due to perfect weather. The worst thing is traffic.

I am a personal trainer.

Ive had it my whole internet life!

 

Rory A Gaddy

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Hey all! I just realized this was here. It has been so long since I've been on the actual forums.

  1. How long have you been playing golf? What’s your handicap or normal score? I have been playing off and on for about 15 years. I used to practice a ton but then work and kids started flooding in, but I love to play when I can. Lack of practice makes my rounds pretty erratic. I have recently shot both a 93 and a 110 (one was a bit harder than the other, though).

  2. What do you love about golf? I just love being outside and trying to get better at something. I used to shoot in the low to mid 80s so I would like to get there again and even better.

  3. What brings you to MyGolfSpy? Do you already know any other Spies? I don't even remember how I found this site, maybe it was through Twitter? It's been probably 7 or 8 years.

  4. Where are you from? What is your home course? Manteca, CA. There is a course here but I haven't played since moving back about 8 months ago. I've played mostly in Modesto and Stockton.

  5. What are the best and worst things about golf in your region? The weather (at least this year) has been incredible. I recently moved back after being in Utah for 9 years, so I have no complaints about the golf.

  6. What do you do for a living? Illustrator. Kids books and stuff.

  7. How’d you pick your user name? My name plus my high school basketball number.

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  1. How long have you been playing golf? Started playing golf on 6/7/2017. What’s your handicap or normal score? My handicap is 14.7 today, and my normal score is 86.9. 

  2. What do you love about golf? I love the mental challenge, the outdoors, and the feeling of a pure shot. Plus, landing on the green with some tour sauce, and whipping out my divot tool to fix my ball Mark just rubs it in to my foursome I got the green and they didn't. 

  3. What brings you to MyGolfSpy? Do you already know any other Spies? I come to MGS for reviews and info on product that makes me informed on performance of a product. I don't know any other spies. 

  4. Where are you from? What is your home course? I am from Fullerton, CA and my home course is Coyote Hills Golf Course.

  5. What are the best and worst things about golf in your region? The best thing about golf in my area is being able to play year round. The worst is that the many types of grasses on the municipal courses makes the local courses seem low quality compared to stuff on TV.

  6. What do you do for a living? I'm a Digital Marketing Consultant for small to medium size businesses.

  7. How’d you pick your user name? My username is a mix of my name abbreviation and pronunciation. 

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Hey all! Been a fan of the YouTube content for a while now, and finally decided to just go ahead and wade into the murky waters of...online comments 🙂

Name is Matt - live out here in SoCal (Los Angeles).  Been playing on and off since high school - never great - but have always loved the game.  Got VERY into it about a decade ago after discovering some cheap muni's out here, and have been pretty hooked ever since.  Recently have gotten ... "obsessed" is probably the wrong word, but not very far from it 🙂

Last few rounds have been 90 on the dot, after never having broken 95 prior, so that's encouraging.  Amazing what a few lessons and actually trying to apply those lessons on the course will do 🙂

As for what I love about golf? I love that I get to meet new people literally every time I play. I love that no matter the differences in our "normal" lives, we're the same on so many levels - and this is true here in SoCal, back in NYC, CT, or anywhere else I've played - people are awesome, and people who play golf are even better.

Home course out here in LA is Brookside (right next to the Rose Bowl), but will play pretty much anywhere I can get a good time/price 😉 I prefer the Koiner course to E.O. Nay, but that's mostly because the length is more of a challenge, which I like.

I'm an actor/writer in my free time, and work for a law firm doing word processing to pay the bills and feed my wife and two kids.  I don't get to golf NEARLY enough to satisfy me, which...I guess is the story for 95% of us here, right? 

Username - been using this for ages - makes me laugh, as I'm pretty chubby and always have been, and enjoy being "anonymous".

Anyway, happy to meet you all and if you're in SoCal and need a guy to do bad impressions of Ian from TXG, I'm your guy.

-M

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Hey y'all, my name is Bill, figured I would post in here since technically I do live in California but I will also be posting in the PNW region since I am closer to Oregon than most of California. 

  1. How long have you been playing golf? What’s your handicap or normal score? I have been playing golf for about 10 years on and off. Much more active when I was in my early 20's. Just recently took the game back up and purchased my first set if fitted clubs, wow what a difference. I normally shoot 90-100 depending on the course but when I was playing in my 20s I was about a 13 handicap.

  2. What do you love about golf? The challenge of mastering myself, mentally and physically.

  3. What brings you to MyGolfSpy? Do you already know any other Spies? Began reading reviews when I was shopping for irons, stayed for the interesting info.

  4. Where are you from? What is your home course? Originally from socal but transplanted to the true norcal, Redding area. No home course as of right now, I play/practice at Seviano most of the time. 

  5. What are the best and worst things about golf in your region? Can't really pin point anything here. A few really nice courses 20-45 minutes from me but the only decent course near me is private.

  6. What do you do for a living? Law Enforcement

  7. How’d you pick your user name. Seemed fitting, given my work and the way this game can feel sometimes. 

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  1. How long have you been playing golf? What’s your handicap or normal score? Off and on for about 20 yrs. 14.4

  2. What do you love about golf? Being outside and the challenge it brings.

  3. What brings you to MyGolfSpy? Do you already know any other Spies? I've listened to the pod cast and looked at the website for a while now, so just thought I'd check it out.

  4. Where are you from? What is your home course? Ventura, CA. Don't have one yet.

  5. What are the best and worst things about golf in your region? Best is there are many courses to choose from. Worst would be some of the weekend rates.

  6. What do you do for a living? Inspector

  7. How’d you pick your user name? The name of my first Dog.

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On 2/11/2019 at 3:37 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 MGS!! Ive been playing golf for around 20 years, with a hiatus here and there. I usually shoot in the mid 70’s to the low 80’s, depending on how well I’m putting. Decent ball striker, my misses aren’t gonna be a round killer. I love everything about golf, except slow play. Originally from WA, now reside in AZ. I am a Superintendent for a Heavy Civil construction firm. My user name is due to an utter lack of imagination. I was going to use something Caddyshack inspired, but decided against it. Like most, I can pretty much quote the entire movie. Anyway, I’m an absolute club junkie, probably to a fault, but what the hell, it’s my hobby. You name it, I’ve owned it🤦🏼‍♂️.

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Hey everybody, new to the forums, but excited to be here!

 

1. I've been playing golf for the last decade. I got buit by the bug and now it won't let go.

2. I love the feeling of being able to "crush" a drive or pure an iron and have it do exactly what you want it to. And I love the pursuit of that feeling

3. I came into MGS because I love the science behind golf and these guys do a great job dissecting it.

4. I'm from Kaysville, Utah and I would have to say my home course is Davis Park, but I love finding new courses and experiencing different types of course design.

5. Best thing about golf in Utah is that within a pretty consolidated area you can find all kinds of different courses. The worst part is that it is hard to get out and golf more months than it isn't here.

6. I work for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints helping manage vendor accounts.

7. I always just go through different variations of first and last name till one isn't taken, nothing crazy.

I am very excited to meet golf nuts like me on here!

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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? Since 8 years old.What’s your handicap or normal score? 76-84

  2. What do you love about golf? The focus it takes.

  3. What brings you to MyGolfSpy? I really enjoy the in depth, no nonsense reviews and discussions Do you already know any other Spies? No

  4. Where are you from? NYC What is your home course? Any course in San Diego 

  5. What are the best and worst things about golf in your region? Best: weather. Worst: Course closures

  6. What do you do for a living? Commercial HVAC 

  7. How’d you pick your user name? No particular reason

 

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?

 

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Hey all, 

Just signed up here today as I have been cooped up due to the stay at home deal in CA with Covid19. 

I have been playing golf for a little over 30 years and I am currently a 7.4 index. Live in N. CA and play mainly in this area and N NV. 

I basically ended up on this site because of Snell Golf balls. I have been playing Snell balls for two years, and watched a review of their MTB X ball here, loved the testing, and I signed up  

Looking forward to learning more about new equipment etc. Hope you are all safe and well. 

Thanks 

 

 

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  1. How long have you been playing golf? What’s your handicap or normal score? Technically have owned golf clubs since 2012, but have really started playing in the last year. 

  2. What do you love about golf? Everything. Being outside. Competing against myself. Rooting for and celebrating others. 

  3. What brings you to MyGolfSpy? Do you already know any other Spies? Have been lurking for a long time. Contribute to other forums, but its time to be here as well.

  4. Where are you from? What is your home course? Gilbert, AZ. Just moved a year ago and have been trying to play different courses, so don't really have a home course yet, but I'd say Trilogy at Power Ranch just because it is close. 

  5. What are the best and worst things about golf in your region? I love it all. Recently moved from Oregon and everything is better here.

  6. What do you do for a living? IT for an aviation parts supplier.

  7. How’d you pick your user name? Long time handle used on many a sports forum.

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  • Hybrids::adams-small:  Super XTD 17* Hybrid Fubuki AX:callaway-small:,  Apex 20* AD-DI 85S, Apex 23* Oban Purple
  • Irons: :srixon-small: Z585 5-6, Z785 7-PW, Modus 120s
  • Wedges: :cleveland-small: RTX4 50, Modus 120x:taylormade-small:, Hi Toe 56 & 60, Modus 120x
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