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  1. How long have you been playing golf? What’s your handicap or normal score? Been playing for 25 years (handicap +.03)

  2. What do you love about golf? 

  3. What brings you to MyGolfSpy? Do you already know any other Spies? Been following the tech stuff for years and listen to No Putts Given all the the time.  I really like what you guys are doing and the transparency

  4. Where are you from? What is your home course? SoCal - Trump National & SkyLinks

  5. What are the best and worst things about golf in your region? too little golf for so many people (packed courses) 

  6. What do you do for a living? Sales for a Paving Company

  7. How’d you pick your user name? It's by a name that I have been using for years 

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Fairway: Cobra F9 15* (White) Project X HZRDUS Black 75g 6.5

Hybrid: Callaway Apex 18* Project X Even Flow Black 85g 6.5

Irons: Miura MC501 w/ KBS $-Taper (Black)

Wedges: Callaway MD4 Raw w/ True Temper S400 (Black) 50* 54* 58*

Putter: Scotty Cameron Studio Select HEAVY 34" (Black)

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Hey all! How long have you been playing golf? What’s your handicap or normal score? I've been playing for about 20 years. I'm currently an 11 handicap and I'm usually shooting in the mid t

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. C

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? What’s your handicap or normal score? Handicap is 6.8 normally shoot high 70’s-low 80’s

  2. What do you love about golf?                     Being outside and drinking with my friends 

  3. What brings you to MyGolfSpy? Do you already know any other Spies?
    I like the transparency and enjoy reading about equipment. 

  4. Where are you from? What is your home course? 
    Encinitas CA, Encinitas ranch golf course 

  5. What are the best and worst things about golf in your region? Weathers always good but golf courses are pretty busy 

  6. What do you do for a living? 
    build surfboards 

  7. How’d you pick your user name?
    it’s a nickname

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  • picked up golf 4 years ago, although one year I wasn’t able to play at all due to a long stint overseas in a non-golf friendly country. I’ve been taking the game serious the last year by taking lessons and finally acquiring a GHIN and tracking my scores. 

  • My current handicap is 11 with a usual score averaging around mid 80’s. Sometimes I go higher and other times lower, but that’s just the evolving rollercoaster that is golf!

  • I love the challenge of golf. Unlike other sports, I feel it’s hard for someone who is naturally athletic to just pick up a club and be good. I like how almost everyone, regardless of athleticism, starts from the beginning and has to work to get better. How good someone is at golf is directly proportional to the time they spend practicing and trying to better themselves.

  • I have been listening to No Putts Given since the beginning. The unbiased approach and attention to often overlooked details is what keeps me here. I am an equipment nerd and credit a large amount of my knowledge to what I have learned from everyone here. It has shown me how many different facets to the game there really are. 

  • I am originally from Pennsylvania but currently reside in Northern Utah for work. I don’t exactly have a “home course” but am strongly considering becoming a member of one of the local country clubs.

  • The best thing about golf in Utah is the views, even the small municipal courses have stunning views of the mountains or valley. The often harsh winter defiantly is a drawback, cutting the season down a few months during the winter

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  • Driver: Ping G410 LST (Tensei CK Orange)

  • 3 Wood: Cobra F6

  • 4H: Titleist TS3 (HZRDUS Black)

  • Irons: Taylormade P790 P-5

  • Wedges: Titleist SM7 (48,52,56,60)

  • Putter: Odyssey Stroke Lab 10 (34”)

  • Ball: Taylormade TP5x

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What's up guys. Finally gave in and joined the forum instead of just reading all the threads. 

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

    I've been playing golf on-and-off since I was about 6 years old, I got started playing with my dad in Williamsburg, Virginia. I played on the mens varsity team in high school, but didn't play as I paid my way through an engineering degree at WVU. I picked it back up when I graduated and moved to CA, and play about 3-5 times per week. I currently maintain a 4.4 handicap.
  2. What do you love about golf?

    I love the challenge, the camaraderie, being outside, and that one shot that makes you feel like you know what you are doing (before the next 70 shots humble you).
  3. What brings you to MyGolfSpy? Do you already know any other Spies?

    MyGolfSpy is one of the most honest places for golf reviews and information. No I don't know any other Spies.
  4. Where are you from? What is your home course?

    Currently I live in SoCal, and play at Muroc Lake Golf Course (Edwards AFB).
  5. What are the best and worst things about golf in your region?

    You can play golf year-round in the Antelope Valley, but there are always high winds in the afternoons (25+ mph).
  6. What do you do for a living?

    I test and fly aircraft.
  7. How’d you pick your user name?

    My initials. Quite boring really.
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Stats: 5'4", Male, R-Handed, Moderate Tempo, Driver SS 106mph
 

Driver: Ping i25, S-flex PWR 65 shaft
3w/5w: Callaway X-Hot, S-flex Fubuki shafts
3i: FOURTEEN FH-1000, DG X100
4i-PW: Mizuno MP-4, DG S300
Wedges: Titleist SM7
56* Wedge: Callaway Jaws w/ 12* of bounce

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  1. How long have you been playing golf? What’s your handicap or normal score? 7 years, 12 handicap. Sometimes higher sometimes lower. 

  2. What do you love about golf? It’s incredible hard. I can play great one week and shoot low eighties and the next week I can’t do anything right. Love the challenge. 

  3. What brings you to MyGolfSpy? Do you already know any other Spies? Love the Pod, love the mentality. 

  4. Where are you from? What is your home course? Phoenix AZ, west valley (Goodyear). Wigwam golf courses I probably play the most. 

  5. What are the best and worst things about golf in your region? Prime season in the winter drives prices really high. 

  6. What do you do for a living? I’m in sales. I sell heavy duty truck diagnostic software. Cover AZ, UT, NV, CA, and HI. Lots of travel and lots of golf.

  7. How’d you pick your user name? It’s my IG handle. 

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  1. How long have you been playing golf? What’s your handicap or normal score? 9 Years - 10 Handicap (Unofficial)

  2. What do you love about golf? Mentally, emotionally & physically challenging

  3. What brings you to MyGolfSpy? Do you already know any other Spies? Previous lurker, now officially a Spy

  4. Where are you from? What is your home course? Previously Minneapolis, MN. Currently San Francisco, CA. Home Course - Presidio Golf Course

  5. What are the best and worst things about golf in your region? Best - Golf year round.  Worst - Sea Level & Wind

  6. What do you do for a living? Product Analyst

  7. How’d you pick your user name? Favorite number - 8ch8

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  1. How long have you been playing golf?

    - Started playing as an 11 year old with my father who took up the game at the same time thanks to my maternal grandfather!!  Was immediately hooked.  Its been a huge bonding item for my dad and myself and this continues to this day.
  2. What’s your handicap or normal score?

    - 7.4 GHIN, but I have been as low as a 3 and it just depends on how much practice I get in.  With 2 kids under the age of 4, work and life its only gone up since the college years!! I'd say 79-81 is my range on most days on most courses.
  3. What do you love about golf?

    - Golf is life.  It teaches every lesson one will need to go through life itself.  The hard knocks and dealing with them, the bad breaks the odd bounces.  It also teaches joy, of the outdoors, the beauty in solitary play, the camaraderie of friends with shared passions, creates lifelong friends, and brings mental fortitude to the forefront.  Only game where no one is throwing things at you, kicking you punching you and it's you against yourself.  Plus, you can always improve as you get what you put into it...simple really!!
  4. What brings you to MyGolfSpy?

    - Love the unbiased and honest feedback on clubs and equipment, love the community of die hards it brings together and love how its helping to grow the game we love. Do you already know any other Spies? - Yes
  5. Where are you from?

    - Was born in Bangladesh, grew up between there and London, England.  Lived in Japan for a bit, moved to New York City in 2000 and lived there till 2013 when California's sunshine beckoned and I moved to Los Angeles.  What is your home course? - I play a lot out of everywhere, as I don't have a home course in LA yet, but am lucky to have family who are members at LACC, and I did the annual at Trump Palos Verdes and Rustic Canyon so those are my go to's!!  I'll play anywhere!
  6. What are the best and worst things about golf in your region?

    - Golf in the LA area is hard as the good courses are all private so hard to get on for most, and the ones that are available to people could be kept in much better shape.  I imagine a Sweetens Cove being made out of Westchester or Penmar or El Dorado where you actually have interesting tracks with intriguing greens, and harder and faster surfaces and places where people actually fix their divot marks (my pet peeve).  The best thing is that within two hours drive you have some incredible courses and places to play that are public like Quarry Ridge, Oak Quarry, Sand Canyon, Rustic Canyon, Moorpark, then all the courses in Palm Springs and Palm Desert and Ojai and Santa Barbara.
  7. What do you do for a living?

    - Real Estate and Finance.  We develop residential assets and operate them across the income spectrum of housing need and want.
  8. How’d you pick your user name?

    - Wasn't too original...its just my name and initial combination!

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  1. How long have you been playing golf? What’s your handicap or normal score?  Been playing seriously for 3 years.  4.4 as of today.  

  2. What do you love about golf?  The difficulty and the feeling of getting better.  

  3. What brings you to MyGolfSpy? Do you already know any other Spies?  I'm a golf content guy and love the information that this site offers.  

  4. Where are you from? What is your home course?  San Juan Capistrano, CA and my home track is Arroyo Trabuco.  

  5. What are the best and worst things about golf in your region?  The best thing is the 365 weather and the worst is a tie between cost and pace of play.  

  6. What do you do for a living?  I am a retired volleyball player and I currently work as a deputy inspector for commercial real estate construction.  

  7. How’d you pick your user name?  Played beach volleyball for most of my life and a 15 year career so it makes sense.   

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  1. How long have you been playing golf? What’s your handicap or normal score? 3 years and I'm a 12.1

  2. What do you love about golf? You're always chasing perfection. 

  3. What brings you to MyGolfSpy? Do you already know any other Spies? MGS is the best around!

  4. Where are you from? What is your home course? California, Costa Mesa Country Club. It's local muni course. 

  5. What are the best and worst things about golf in your region? You can golf year-round. When courses stack tee times too close together. 

  6. What do you do for a living? Special Education Teacher. 

  7. How’d you pick your user name? High school nickname that never disappeared!

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Hey All!

I'm just getting back into golf after well over a decade away from the sport I loved and competed in as a youngling. I was about a 1.5 handicap once upon a time and I think I can make my way back with some practice and then some more practice. 

I started up again in January '20 and very quickly established a 9ish handicap, so I think I can grind my way back down if the darn coronavirus ever let's us hit the links again.

I played from about 10 years old until the beginning of college and gave it up! Why you say? Because I was dumb and thought being a lawyer would be fun. It isn't but golf sure is. 

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:ping-small: G410 14.5° 3 wood

:ping-small: G410 17° Hybrid

:ping-small: i500 4i-UW

:titelist-small: SM8 56° SW

:titelist-small: SM8 60° LW

:cameron-small: Select Squareback 2018 Putter

:Snell: MTB-X Yellow

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  1. How long have you been playing golf? What’s your handicap or normal score? 6 Years - 14 HCP

  2. What do you love about golf? I love that it can be both so fun and satisfying but also so humbling. The highs are incredibly high, but the lows are frequent. I also like that I can go out and play socially with friends, giving me a lot of quality time with people to really talk to them on a deeper level while having a lot of fun, but I can just as easily go out and play with people I've never met or even on my own. And finally, the exercise is great - both physically and mentally. Nothing keeps me feeling better than walking 18 in the fresh air and working my mind and body for 4 hours straight. It's a game I picked up somewhat late but am looking forward to aging late into life with. 

  3. What brings you to MyGolfSpy? Do you already know any other Spies? I've always been around tech and am an early adopter of most new things, so golf equipment/tech/aids are things that have always fascinated me. I like reading the reviews, testing things myself, and decided I should finally start contributing. 

  4. Where are you from? What is your home course? San Francisco, CA. I don't have a "home course" but play the majority of my rounds at TPC Harding Park, Presidio Golf Course, Sharp Park, Lincoln Park. 

  5. What are the best and worst things about golf in your region? Best - Golf year round and lots of really exceptional public courses  Worst - Most of the courses are heavily tree lined with dramatic elevation changes, and it's never really hot and sunny (consistently good weather, but never great). 

  6. What do you do for a living? Public markets investor 

  7. How’d you pick your user name? I'm a competitive long driver on the World Long Drive Tour. And my name is Nate. 

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  1. 23 plus years; 18+ handicap

  2. Everything and all encompassing

  3. To be in the know. Maybe you just never no with so many different profiles, social media platforms and connections both virtual and in the flesh . Never say never

  4. San Diego Native - Torrey Pines but love Aviara too

  5. There's so many nice courses, never enough time to play them all

  6. In between at the moment

  7. Wisdom and strength attributes

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a. Ladies Flex/10-12 degrees loft/25"-27" (male equivalent)

b. Adjustable/Ladies Flex (male equivalent)

c. Right-Handed

d. San Diego

e. -18

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Will o'the Glen, living in San Jose, CA here.

  1. How long have you been playing golf? Bought a set of used clubs in a garage sale in about 2008, went to the range and played a local 9-hole par-3 for a couple of years before I ever played 18. What’s your handicap or normal score? GHIN 25.2

  2. What do you love about golf? The challenge, being outdoors, being with friends & family who share my enjoyment of the game.

  3. What brings you to MyGolfSpy? Info exchange, learning more about the gane and the people who play it (and equipment testing opportunities!) Do you already know any other Spies? No

  4. Where are you from? Central/Northern California Coast region What is your home course? Don't really have a home course (don't belong to any clubs), but I pay most often at Santa Teresa Golf Club in San Jose.

  5. What are the best and worst things about golf in your region? Best: the variety and quality of the courses, and the weather, which allows us to play year-round. Worst: It's all good.

  6. What do you do for a living? Mechanical engineer, also freelance golf writer (member GWAA).

  7. How’d you pick your user name? It's the name I use on my golf blog, Will o'the Glen on Golf. It's a play on "will o'the wisp" and the name of the neighborhood where I live, Willow Glen, in San Jose.

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  1. How long have you been playing golf? Since I was 6 or so. Used a 7i, 9i, 3w, putter, and an old canvas bag while walking golf courses with my dad.

  2. What’s your handicap or normal score? Handicap is low teens. After getting back into playing after the winter break, I usually shoot low high 70s to low 80s.

  3. What do you love about golf? The scenery, the feel of a flushed shot, the challenge each hole presents.

  4. What brings you to MyGolfSpy? Do you already know any other Spies? Discussion about golf. Don't know of any other spies.

  5. Where are you from? What is your home course? Utah - Hobble Creek

  6. What are the best and worst things about golf in your region? Winter can close courses for a few months so to play we head to head to St. George or  Mesquite for golf at that time. Weather is fickle and sometimes the opportunity to play can come around in February at course outsides of the mountains. Best is mountain golf.

  7. What do you do for a living? Local government.

  8. How’d you pick your user name? Bought my own set of irons (Titleist) in 1987, after using my brother's Power Bilt Levelume irons.

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:benhogan-small: Apex Edge Pro Apex 4

:titelist-small: Vokey SM6 50F/54S/58S

:titelist-small: Cameron Studio Design #5/Cameron Santa Fe

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Hey, I'm Mike and live in the Northern Bay Area in California. Been playing for about 20 years, but never as consistently as I'd like. I'm sure most of us could say we'd prefer to be on the course more often. My game is pretty average, but looking forward to upgrade my gear this year for my birthday. Happy to be a part of this forum and looking forward to hearing about other people's experiences out there.  

  1. How long have you been playing golf? Approx 18-20 years

  2. What’s your handicap or normal score? 18

  3. What do you love about golf? Relaxing, challenging, and a time to spend with the guys at times.

  4. What brings you to MyGolfSpy? Do you already know any other Spies? I heard about it from a buddy, so yes.

  5. Where are you from? What is your home course? Northern Bay Area, Sonoma County

  6. What are the best and worst things about golf in your region? The rounds can be a little slow at times. The weather allows to be able to play almost year round.

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Aloha guys!

  1. How long have you been playing golf? What’s your handicap or normal score?  Been playing off and on for 15 yrs.  I don't have an official handicap but score in the 90's

  2. What do you love about golf?  for me it's a stress reliever.  Also its a great time spent with my golfing buddies!

  3. What brings you to MyGolfSpy? Do you already know any other Spies?  I enjoy reading the non-biased reviews!  

  4. Where are you from? What is your home course?  Born and raised on the island of Oahu, Hawaii.  Don't really have a home course but I like to play Ted Makalena golf course cause it's close by and they allow walking.

  5. What are the best and worst things about golf in your region?  Best thing about golfing here is that you can golf all season long since it doesn't snow here!  The worst thing about golf here is that it's pretty expensive if you're not a local to Hawaii.

  6. What do you do for a living?  Was a chef for 15 yrs and when we had kids went to retail.

  7. How’d you pick your user name?  My kitchen staff would call me Jeffro about 20 yrs ago and it's been stuck with me since.

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1 hour ago, Jeffro808 said:

Aloha guys!

  1. How long have you been playing golf? What’s your handicap or normal score?  Been playing off and on for 15 yrs.  I don't have an official handicap but score in the 90's

  2. What do you love about golf?  for me it's a stress reliever.  Also its a great time spent with my golfing buddies!

  3. What brings you to MyGolfSpy? Do you already know any other Spies?  I enjoy reading the non-biased reviews!  

  4. Where are you from? What is your home course?  Born and raised on the island of Oahu, Hawaii.  Don't really have a home course but I like to play Ted Makalena golf course cause it's close by and they allow walking.

  5. What are the best and worst things about golf in your region?  Best thing about golfing here is that you can golf all season long since it doesn't snow here!  The worst thing about golf here is that it's pretty expensive if you're not a local to Hawaii.

  6. What do you do for a living?  Was a chef for 15 yrs and when we had kids went to retail.

  7. How’d you pick your user name?  My kitchen staff would call me Jeffro about 20 yrs ago and it's been stuck with me since.

Welcome to the forums brah. Hope you're staying safe and sane through all of this craziness

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3w/5w: :callaway-small: XR16 Fujikura Speeder Evo 565 S

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 4 50.10 | 54.10 | 58.09 Nippon Modus 115 Wedge

Putter: :EVNROLL: ER5 BGT Stability Tour

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On 4/6/2020 at 6:39 AM, Titleist87 said:
  1. How long have you been playing golf? Since I was 6 or so. Used a 7i, 9i, 3w, putter, and an old canvas bag while walking golf courses with my dad.

  2. What’s your handicap or normal score? Handicap is low teens. AFter getting back into playing after the winter break, I usually shoot low high 70s to low 80s.

  3. What do you love about golf? The scenery, the feel of a flushed shot, the challenge each hole presents.

  4. What brings you to MyGolfSpy? Do you already know any other Spies? Discussion about golf. Don't know of any other spies.

  5. Where are you from? What is your home course? Utah - Hobble Creek

  6. What are the best and worst things about golf in your region? Winter can close doesn courses for a few months in the winter, have to head to St. George or  Mesquite for golf at that time. Weather is fickle and sometimes the opportunity to play can come around in February at course outside of the mountains. Best is mountian golf.

  7. What do you do for a living? Local government.

  8. How’d you pick your user name? Bought my own first set of irons (Titleist) in 1987, after using my brothers' Power Bilt Levelume irons.

I LOOOOVE Hobble Creek. Such a cool setting.

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17 minutes ago, jnharvey44 said:

I LOOOOVE Hobble Creek. Such a cool setting.

Can't beat Hobble Creek in late September.

 

 

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:titelist-small: 915H3 Diamana

:benhogan-small: Apex Edge Pro Apex 4

:titelist-small: Vokey SM6 50F/54S/58S

:titelist-small: Cameron Studio Design #5/Cameron Santa Fe

:titelist-small: Pro V1x

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Hi everyone. I'm Jim. I live in Los Angeles. I am a COO of a small MSP/MSSP focusing on cybersecurity. I started golfing in September 2019. My current handicap is 31.7 and was on its way down from 36 when we were all put in isolation. i had hoped to be under 30 by now.

My home course is Rancho Park in West Los Angeles (near UCLA) and so far I love this game. I love the challenge of it but mostly I love the camaraderie and being outside surrounded by nature.

During the isolation, I've installed a hitting net and get out there 3-4 times a week practicing my pitching and hitting. 

I won some SuperSpeedGolf sticks from MyGolfSpy in January and am currently in Phase 2 Week 2 of the training. So far my swing speed has increased by from about 95 to just over 100.

I derived my username from an old Nintendo game Metroid Prime.

Anyway, glad to be here.

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