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Greeting. I returned to golf last year after a break of almost 10 years. I live in the Dominican Republic.

I build my own clubs from Monark and Hireko golf and am still getting a set together after almost a year of trying various types of setups.

I like discussing swing theory to help me understand how to repeat my best swings mostly, which is not bad I believe but consistency has always been my nemesis.

I'm 55 and used to swing for the fences and hit the ball pretty far for a small guy but now am trying to work on consistency and efficiency in order to no hurt my problematic back.

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  • I've been playing for 33 years and lowest score was a 78 but now I am at roughly 12ish handicap (and that depends how drunk I get)

What do you love about golf?

  • I remembered one of my coach told me that: "this is a game of misses" there're always room for improvement. 

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

Where are you from? What is your home course?

  • I am originally from Los Angeles and later moved to Nor Cal Bay Area. My home course would be Alhambra Golf Course in the States. I currently reside in Tianjin China and home course here is "The 27 Club" of Tianjin

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

  • The accomondation by the pro and caddies here in China are quite generous and courteious. It gets really cold during the winters in northern China courses are close during the winter season. The commute to golf clubs sometimes can be a drag since there aren't too many available public courses (only a total of 400 club in mainland China)

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On 11/27/2020 at 6:58 AM, chipa said:

Greeting. I returned to golf last year after a break of almost 10 years. I live in the Dominican Republic.

I build my own clubs from Monark and Hireko golf and am still getting a set together after almost a year of trying various types of setups.

I like discussing swing theory to help me understand how to repeat my best swings mostly, which is not bad I believe but consistency has always been my nemesis.

I'm 55 and used to swing for the fences and hit the ball pretty far for a small guy but now am trying to work on consistency and efficiency in order to no hurt my problematic back.

A warm welcome from up north  - in the States. 

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International single digit golf lover

Played in 5 continent (never in Australia). Don’t laugh if I honestly say I love driving ranges as well 🤪

passionate for equipment, fitting (precision)

midAm tournaments active player, single and team events

Swiss🇨🇭 Interclub B3 Champion🥇 (2020)

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Beta user tester of Swing by Swing app (now Uswing.com) since Blackberry times!!!  Mapped dozens of courses

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would love to contribute from this side of the Pond đź’Ş

ciao

 

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2 hours ago, karenburton1305 said:

Hello! Just joining this forum to find like-minded people and hopefully learn a lot! I recently got into golf with my husband, so am looking to learn more about the game and the equipment etc!

Welcome, you'll learn a lot from forum members on equipment and other golf related stuff. Feel free to ask us any questions we're very supportive here. Care to tell us where you're from and more details on your golf game? 

 

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:titelist-small: SM7 54* Wedge

:ping-small: Glide 3.0  60* Wedge

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Hello!

Greetings from Malaysia.

I've just started taking lessons a few months ago and I have not played on the course yet. Maybe after the whole Covid-19 situation improves in my area.

There is just so much information to digest on technique, equipment, the jargon etc.

I think Golf is the toughest sport. You can't pretend to know how to play it. It can be super frustrating most of the time to hit the ball straight (Not to mention with distance, I can only hit 75 yards with my 7 iron *sob*). 

I hope I can play like you guys some day. 

Nice to be connected with all of you! Cheers

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7 hours ago, theworldsworstgolfer said:

Hello!

Greetings from Malaysia.

I've just started taking lessons a few months ago and I have not played on the course yet. Maybe after the whole Covid-19 situation improves in my area.

There is just so much information to digest on technique, equipment, the jargon etc.

I think Golf is the toughest sport. You can't pretend to know how to play it. It can be super frustrating most of the time to hit the ball straight (Not to mention with distance, I can only hit 75 yards with my 7 iron *sob*). 

I hope I can play like you guys some day. 

Nice to be connected with all of you! Cheers

Welcome from the States. You'll learn a lot about the game here. 

Left Hand orientation

:ping-small: G410 SFT driver 

Cobra King F-9  5 wood
:ping-small:  410  Hybrids 22*, 26*

Cobra Speed Zone 6-GP/Recoil ESX 460 F3 Shafts 

:titelist-small: SM7 54* Wedge

:ping-small: Glide 3.0  60* Wedge

:odyssey-small: O Works putter
:918457628_PrecisionPro:NX9-HD

:CaddyTek: - 4 Wheel 
:footjoy-small: - too many shoes to list and so many to buy

:1590477705_SunMountain: And  BAG Boy

Golf Balls: Snell MTB-X 

2020 Official Tester :SuperSpeed: Beginning Driver Speed  - 78

2019 Official Tester :ping-small:  410 Driver

2018 Official Tester :wilson-small: C300

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Greetings from the Netherlands,

I am not fully new to MGS but new to this forum. I am 35 years old and living in the Netherlands. In 2017 I picked up the golf clubs, initially to play golf with my dad. But I got really addicted to the game. I have played many sports in my life. Football(socces), Tennis and since I went to Uni I play Rugby, and still do.  I really like team sports but golf gives me definitely something else. It is so technically and you are never finished to improve your game.

  1. How long have you been playing golf? What’s your handicap or normal score?
    I am playing golf now for 3.5/4 years and playing HCP 8.6. I have tried to half my hcp every year, what will be more difficult right now. Last year I went from 16 to 8.6 hcp. My goal for 2021 will be a hcp around 5 and I wil be more than happy. 

  2. What do you love about golf? 
    Almost everything. never finished to improve your game. The perfect game to play with friends and family, level, hcp, or age is not important. Lovely to be outdoors any enjoy the nature. THE perfect game in Covid-19 time!!

  3. What brings you to MyGolfSpy? Do you already know any other Spies? Want to learn from other players regarding material and training drills. Current topics I have on my mind;
    - need to adjust my irons shafts from regular to stiff. Bought my P790 irons 1.5 year ago but My swing speed developed to 85MPH iron 7 and 105mph driver swing speed. Doubting to buy replace my shaft in my current irons or to buy new ones, perhaps p770 and sell my current irons.
    - My vokey 7 wedges are 60, 56 and 52. but the gap between my pitching wedge and my gap wedget is quite big. PW 115/120 yards and my 52 gapwedge max 100 yards. Perhaps I need to replace them with 58, 54 and 50 degrees wedges.... 

  4. Where are you from? What is your home course?
    Utrecht, The Netherlans the fourth biggest city in the Netherlands, quite central with a lot of golf course with 30 min drive.

  5. What are the best and worst things about golf in your region?
    The Best. A lot of different kind of golf course in my region. 
    The Worst. A lot of people do not know the rules. 

  6. What do you do for a living?
    I am a International Sales Manager for an US Multinational in the field of Sterilization services, mainly medical devices and pharma packaging.  

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Hey everyone, greetings from Indonesia

I've been hitting golf balls since i was a kid, but i just started to get some lessons and getting serious for the last 6 months. Currently i'm 25 years old and my goal for 2021 is to become a single handicap player. 

  1. How long have you been playing golf? What’s your handicap or normal score?
    I started taking private lessons for 6 months and now i’m an 18 handicap, my normal score usually ranges from 88-94
  2. What do you love about golf?
    Golf has taught me a lot of things from like how to control ourself and also learns about other people’s personality better. What great about golf is that it always makes you curious and makes you want to play better.
  3. What brings you to MyGolfSpy? Do you already know any other Spies?
    I read some discussions about golf and the equipment on MyGolfSpy and i’m hoping i can learn many things from fellow Spies.
  4. Where are you from? What is your home course?
    I came from Jakarta, Indonesia. I consider Emeralda Golf and Country Club to be my home course.
  5. What are the best and worst things about golf in your region?
    The best thing about golf in my region is probably the views and the natural scenery. The worst might be the weather as it can get very hot or it can very wet depending on the season.
  6. What do you do for a living?
    Im an entrepreneur doing several businesses from clothing line and also f&b.
  7. How’d you pick your user name?
    It’s basically my name and my favorite number.

 

Cheers Guys! 

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Woods: Taylormade M6 3 wood - Fujikura Atmos

Hybrid: Taylormade M6 3 hybrid - Fujikura Atmos 

Irons: PING G710 4-PW - NsPro Neo 950GH 

Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM8 52,56,60 - KBS 120 

Putter: PING Sigma 2 Tyne Stealth 

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Hello from the northern suburbs of Toronto, Canada!

  1. I first played golf as a teenager growing up in SW Ontario. I got my handicap down to around 10 when I was about 16 or 17. I only played once or twice a year from my 20s to age 50, but I am now playing regularly again. At the moment, I only break 100 some of the time, but my goal is to shoot in the 80s regularly by the end of 2021.
  2. I love the challenge of choosing the right club and the right shot to get from tee to green in the fewest number of strokes!
  3. Club reviews brought me to MGS. I recently purchased a used Tommy Armour Atomic driver based on the review of the best drivers of 2019. Once winter and/or lockdown are over, I’m excited to try it out on the range and course.
  4. I live north of Toronto and have been playing local courses including Rolling Hills, Bloomington Downs, and Remington Parkview.
  5. The best thing is the number of courses nearby. The worst things are the high green fees and the short golf season (usually April to October at best).
  6. I am a middle-school science teacher.
  7. I acquired the nickname Big Dog a long time ago, and use it online when appropriate.

I’m looking forward to meeting some new people who share my interest in golf and golf equipment through this forum.

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  • Tommy Armour Atomic Driver (9°)
  • Callaway Edge (Costco) 3-wood, 5-hybrid, 6i-PW, SW (54°)
  • Maxfli Blue Max 5-wood (19°)
  • Cobra Fly-Z 3/4 hybrid (21.5°)
  • Wilson Harmonized 50° gap wedge
  • Callaway CBX 56° sand/lob wedge
  • Odyssey White Hot Pro 2.0 putter

 

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On 2/11/2019 at 10:39 PM, GolfSpy MPR said:
  • How long have you been playing golf? What’s your handicap or normal score?

  • What do you love about golf?

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

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

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

  • What do you do for a living?

  • How’d you pick your user name?

Hi MGS

Been around for a few weeks but thought I'd better do a proper 'Introduce yourself'!!

1: Started playing with my dad at about 9 years old. He was right handed, I played right handed...

I later found out I was actually a lefty and things got a bit easier once I got some left handed sticks. I'm now back playing after about 15 years off. Only played a couple of times since my dad died 14 years ago. I was off around 18 but the pro at my new course watched me in the sim and decided I should be off 14 on the WHS...it's only temporary, I'm sure it will go back up. 

2: I love the challenge of getting better, making good shots and being more consistent but mainly it's a time to switch off from everything else that's going on, a few hours with my mates to talk crap/take the p*** etc.

3: There aren't many good forums in the UK so ended up further afield. MGS seems like a pretty cool place 🙂 

4: I'm from a small town in England called Malvern. It's famous for it's spring water, Edward Elgar, The Hills and Morgan motor cars. My home course is The Worcestershire, originally designed by Alistair MacKenzie (who later designed Augusta National!!).

5: There aren't many decent local courses.

6: I'm a CNC programmer by trade, making stuff out of metal. Always looking for new things to make and currently working on my own putters. I've also made LED mountain bike lights, a 3D landscape sculpture of the local hills. 

7: It's based on my surname, Davies, and my love of the universe. I love the night sky 🌌

Cheers

Steve

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4 hours ago, DStar said:

Hi MGS

Been around for a few weeks but thought I'd better do a proper 'Introduce yourself'!!

1: Started playing with my dad at about 9 years old. He was right handed, I played right handed...

I later found out I was actually a lefty and things got a bit easier once I got some left handed sticks. I'm now back playing after about 15 years off. Only played a couple of times since my dad died 14 years ago. I was off around 18 but the pro at my new course watched me in the sim and decided I should be off 14 on the WHS...it's only temporary, I'm sure it will go back up. 

2: I love the challenge of getting better, making good shots and being more consistent but mainly it's a time to switch off from everything else that's going on, a few hours with my mates to talk crap/take the p*** etc.

3: There aren't many good forums in the UK so ended up further afield. MGS seems like a pretty cool place 🙂 

4: I'm from a small town in England called Malvern. It's famous for it's spring water, Edward Elgar, The Hills and Morgan motor cars. My home course is The Worcestershire, originally designed by Alistair MacKenzie (who later designed Augusta National!!).

5: There aren't many decent local courses.

6: I'm a CNC programmer by trade, making stuff out of metal. Always looking for new things to make and currently working on my own putters. I've also made LED mountain bike lights, a 3D landscape sculpture of the local hills. 

7: It's based on my surname, Davies, and my love of the universe. I love the night sky 🌌

Cheers

Steve

Welcome from the States fellow lefty!

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:ping-small: G410 SFT driver 

Cobra King F-9  5 wood
:ping-small:  410  Hybrids 22*, 26*

Cobra Speed Zone 6-GP/Recoil ESX 460 F3 Shafts 

:titelist-small: SM7 54* Wedge

:ping-small: Glide 3.0  60* Wedge

:odyssey-small: O Works putter
:918457628_PrecisionPro:NX9-HD

:CaddyTek: - 4 Wheel 
:footjoy-small: - too many shoes to list and so many to buy

:1590477705_SunMountain: And  BAG Boy

Golf Balls: Snell MTB-X 

2020 Official Tester :SuperSpeed: Beginning Driver Speed  - 78

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2018 Official Tester :wilson-small: C300

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Howzit from Cape Town, South Africa.

Played a fair amount in high school (back in the 80's), then didn't hit a golf ball for 10 years, walked my previous to last golf course in 1999.  Got invited to a golf day in November 2020 and the bug bit again, hard...

Went hunting and considering I'd lusted after a set of Ping Eye 2's since high school (my best mate had a BeCu set) found a set locally (I wish I had the 2nd hand resources of the USA, it would cost me a lot less money to kit up).  Right now I'm relegated to the driving range, pretty much daily!

  1. How long have you been playing golf? What’s your handicap or normal score?
    Played a fair amount in high school (back in the 80's), then didn't hit a golf ball for 10 years, walked my previous to last golf course in 1999.  Got invited to a golf day in November 2020 and the bug bit again, hard... 
  2. What do you love about golf?
    It's my daddy escape space, and frustration release space, and the technical skill development tickles my brain.
  3. What brings you to MyGolfSpy? Do you already know any other Spies?
    Was googling for some info re the lie angles for Ping clubs and found the forum.
  4. Where are you from? What is your home course?
    I live in Cape Town, South Africa.  I left right next door to Strand Golf Club.
  5. What are the best and worst things about golf in your region?
    Sunny South Africa, but cold and wet in winter.
  6. What do you do for a living?
    Semi retired from the retail motor trade (consult and wholesale), dabbling in cryptocurrency trading.
  7. How’d you pick your user name?
    Was my radio callsign when I worked for the UN in Angola in '95.

I'm looking forward to digging into the forum.

Jacques

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Srixon Driver

Ping G20 Hybrid

Ping Ally Putter

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Greetings from Trondheim, Norway. Been lurking for a while, and so decided to see if I could join in on the fun. Full disclaimer - also a member of the other site forum (named after my favorite Subaru model ;-)).

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

    Was taught the game almost 30 years ago, but had a 10 year break when I moved to Europe for the first time and found it wasn't as accessible as I had hoped. I currently hold a 9.8 hcp based on the new system (had two brilliant rounds in 2020), but generally shoot in the 80's. Have broken 80 only twice on 'proper' 18 hole courses.
  2. What do you love about golf?

    It's mentally very calming for me as it forces me to clear my mind of all other worries and happenings. Also, it's so bloody hard to be consistently good, as really theoretically, it's a rather simple concept if you can execute :-). More importantly, I have a ton of fun on the course regardless of the weather.
  3. What brings you to MyGolfSpy? Do you already know any other Spies?

    I had read a few articles etc from before but really got interested in the forum after listening to the No Putts given show. Interesting topics and enjoyed the banter. Also, forums are a great place to get information and advice/tips on golf related stuff. No - I don't know of another other spies
  4. Where are you from? What is your home course?

    Originally from India, but now living in Trondheim Norway. My home course is called Byneset Golf.
  5. What are the best and worst things about golf in your region?

    Latitude means a realistic golf season is from about mid-may to september. The off-season due to cold is way too long. Luckily, we have a fairly nice indoor golf facility, but it's just not the same. Best thing is being able to play golf late in the evening in the summer months due to the longer days - can still get a round of 18 after work or a quick 9 in the evening. I've attached a couple of pics from the course taken around 11pm in June/July.
  6. What do you do for a living?

    Work for an engineering and research consultancy firm
  7. How’d you pick your user name?

    Went to Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, USA for university (GO HOKIES!) - hence the 'vt'. Pachyderm is just coz I like elephants, and where we live in India, our house gets visits by wild elephants all teh time.

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Trying to play as much golf as I can up in Trondheim, Norway.

Cobra F7 Driver, F6 3W, F7 2 Hy - Fujikura Pro S shafts

Cobra King ForgedTec Utility 3 - Catalyst shaft

Callaway Apex Pro 16 4-P, Recoil 110 F4 shafts

Alternate : Mizuno JPX 919 HMP, 5-P, Project X LZ 5.0 shafts

Nike Engage 50, 56, 58 wedges

Odyssey Versa #9, Cleveland HB 2 - putters

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Hello all,

I'm from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. Glad to be joining the forum. Looking forward to taking lessons and starting my first season this spring. Hope to one day be good enough to play Cabot Links.

  1. How long have you been playing golf? What’s your handicap or normal score? I was in golf-camp for a few years as a kid and I have very fond memories of it. It's been quite some time since, and I'm finally returning to the game this season.

  2. What do you love about golf? I love the history of the game, playing in nature, the social aspect, following the pros, debates over the future of the game, and obsessively hunting for deals on gear.

  3. What brings you to MyGolfSpy? Do you already know any other Spies? The podcast is what brought me here.

  4. Where are you from? What is your home course? Halifax. Indian Lake Golf Course.

  5. What are the best and worst things about golf in your region? There's a frankly incredible number of courses in Nova Scotia; we truly are "New Scotland".

  6. What do you do for a living? Desk jockey.

  7. How’d you pick your user name? It's an auto-generated username that was given to me in my undergrad days.

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My Lefty Setup:

  • :titelist-small: 917D2 Driver
  • :titelist-small: 917F2 Fairway Wood
  • :titelist-small: 816H1 Hybrid
  • :wilson_staff_small: D350 Irons 5-AW (23-47)
  • :taylormade-small: Milled Grind Wedges (52.09 & 56.12)
  • :odyssey-small: White Hot OG 2-Ball Putter
  • :titelist-small: Waiting on those 2021 stand bags to come out

 

 

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