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If I can advise any golfer New or Old ...GET FITTED.... It makes the game so much pleasurable.... And you will save money on Buying clubs very year or 2 and you will loose a LOT less Balls $$$$ .... Play 1 Brand only which ever you choose .... Your putting will improve I guarntee that,  If you depend on short game buy a good 3 pc Ball and again play ONE BRAND only.... Let suckers play with a bagfull of snakes.

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

Recently I've just got back into golf (20 year absent) all in all 20 years approximately , a very rough 16 hcp with an avg of  100

What do you love about golf?
The fun an enjoyment

What brings you to MyGolfSpy? Do you already know any other Spies?
like-minded folks, no other spies known


Where are you from? What is your home course?
New Zealand, Auckland. Huntly

What are the best and worst things about golf in your region?
The cost of memberships nearby. The beauty about most courses are within an hours drive!

What do you do for a living?
Bus Driver

How’d you pick your user name?
I'm a Kiwi (a nicname for us New Zealanders) and well NZ = New Zealand

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a bad day at golf, is better than the best day at work!

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On 5/7/2022 at 8:41 AM, Kiwi_NZ said:

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

Recently I've just got back into golf (20 year absent) all in all 20 years approximately , a very rough 16 hcp with an avg of  100

What do you love about golf?
The fun an enjoyment

What brings you to MyGolfSpy? Do you already know any other Spies?
like-minded folks, no other spies known


Where are you from? What is your home course?
New Zealand, Auckland. Huntly

What are the best and worst things about golf in your region?
The cost of memberships nearby. The beauty about most courses are within an hours drive!

What do you do for a living?
Bus Driver

How’d you pick your user name?
I'm a Kiwi (a nicname for us New Zealanders) and well NZ = New Zealand

Hi fellow Kiwi spy, welcome and I'm new here too. I had 10 year break and played my golf in Sydney, looking fwd to getting back to lots of golf. Good luck, cheers Colin

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Funny, so many people who come back after a break. I had a nearly 20 years break. Reasons were the job and my kids. Now they are 17 and 19 years old and my wife and the boyz told me to start a hobby. I was an 18 handicap before my long pause and now i am working to score below 100. I lost of lot of length, but my short-game got much better. My old pga pro already retired and i still struggling to find a new one. Man, so much changed. Dropping the ball kneehigh. Range Finders, Sensors tracking your length and apps with gps tracking. I love it. I am a tech-nerd and number cruncher. Now that i am in my late 40s i bought my first mizuno irons. Now i can afford them. Looking forward to this forum and my game. 

Greetings from Bavaria Germany

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  • Cobra Radspeed Driver 12 degree, adusted down to 11 degree loft stiff shaft
  • Cobra Radspeed 3 Wood stiff shaft
  • TaylorMade GAPR Mid stiff shaft
  • Mizuno JPX Hote Metal 921 3-PW Steelshaft regular
  • Taylor Made Milled Grind 2 50,54,58 loft wedges
  • Evnroll ER1.2 blade Putter
  • Seed SD01 Balls and when i am playing bad Srixon AD-333. I won a pack of Wilson Staff Triad and played it the last four rounds. This could be my choice for the near future.
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Hi There,

I am a South African golfer and Mechanical engineer who took a 10 year break from golf after university only playing 3 or 4 times a year. Started playing regularly again 2 years ago and really enjoy it. Have the privilege to live in the most beautiful part of the world right on the Crocodile river on the Kruger National Park and to play Leopard Creek CC from time to time. 

I am not too big on new Technology, I still carry a 2 iron and have used the same putter for 25 years.  This is my first time on a golf forum and hope to enjoy the conversations on the forum and learn from others. 

Maybe there is better irons out there than my trusty MP32's....

default_titelist-small.jpg.ce9f42d5694f285c498235c26f81ca24.jpg TS3 8.5°

 default_taylormade-small.jpg.38fe6f95dda21245f3fac3407e54d0b3.jpg RBZ Stage 2 Tour 14.5°

image.png.5c3f9754d5cea2ff38a7c4b2764675c0.png Apex Edge 2 Iron

default_mizuno-small.jpg.69e225713404a3293d291ed51b42b2ec.jpg MP32 Irons 3 - PW

default_cleveland-small.jpg.903af6280bdadd06ef9c8f0c4dfe4218.jpg 54° and 60° Wedges

default_scotty-cameron-1.gif.aa4eac2325a98c0e94d74d30721a263a.gif Newport 2 Gunmetal

default_titelist-small.jpg.ce9f42d5694f285c498235c26f81ca24.jpg Pro V1

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Hey everyone,

I'm from the Great White North (Canada).  Been playing golf very casually for most of my life, until my clubs were stolen.  Spent a few years not playing at all after that, finally picked the game back up last year, and am now playing weekly and making a concerted effort to improve my scores.  I don't really have a home course, but there is more than 50 courses close to me that I like to play on whenever I can (which sadly, where I live means I can only golf from about May to early October).

Since getting back into the sport, I've checked out MyGolfSpy frequently for gear reviews and news, and I'm looking forward to getting more involved in this community.

Cheers!

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Driver: :callaway-small:Rogue ST Max LS 9*

Woods/Hybrids:  :callaway-small: Epic Max 3 wood, :ping-small: G425 7 wood, :ping-small: G425 4 hybrid

Irons:  :mizuno-small: 921 Hot Metal 5-Pw

Wedges:  :cleveland-small: CBX Zipcore 50, 54, CBX full face 60, :ping-small: ChipR

Putter:  :taylormade-small: Spider EX

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Another from France. Play at Grand Saint Emilion Golf Club, Nouvelle Aquitaine. Wine, duck and golf. Hard to beat. Hi to anyone who sees this.

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Senior golfer. (50+). Regular player in Federal competitions in France. Lifelong addict.

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6 hours ago, HarveyB said:

Another from France. Play at Grand Saint Emilion Golf Club, Nouvelle Aquitaine. Wine, duck and golf. Hard to beat. Hi to anyone who sees this.

Hi, I too like your combo WINE duck golf. Did that when I was living in Sydney and more WINE Duck Tennis in Hong Kong, golf too expensive in Hong Kong. Cheers Colin...

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Hello, I am Christof from Belgium and I play golf at the local golf club called Witbos, which is 8 km away from my home. I am in my 2nd year of golf, I try to go 4 times to the club in one week. From the beginning of July 2022 I stopped playing golf, I had a right hip arthroscopy operation on 05.08.22, is month on crutches then 2 months revalidating, I will not be playing golf or make a golf swing immediately. Now I have some time for internet to look around, I find the mygolfspy very interesting all the test and reviews and chance to test equipment very interesting.

Sporty greetings
Christof

 

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Putter; Ping Sigma 2 Tyne Stealth: Grip: ping pistol PP60

Wedge: Cleveland CBX 2 58° and 48°

Sandwedege: Wilson Staff Model 54° 

Wilson Staff D9: 5 en PW;  

Fairway 7,TaylorMade Stealth 21°, 

Garmin: Vivoactive 4S

Golf shoes: Inesis waterproofing and grip brown. Adidas Tour 360 XT SL 2.0 Textile

Gloves Inesis, but prefers to play without gloves, suitable golf balls not found yet.

 

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Hey Guys,

I'm Tom from Melbourne, Australia.

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

    I've been playing golf on an off for the last 25 years. Dad was a golf nut who played a lot of comps and got me into it at a young age. I even got my first (and only) hole in one at age 7 on a par 3 with a cut down wooden driver! I don't have a handicap and I usually score between 100-110
  2. What do you love about golf?

    I enjoy the skill and patience required to play a decent round. There is nothing more satisfying than a straight drive and the sound when you hole out.
  3. What brings you to MyGolfSpy? Do you already know any other Spies?

    I stumbled across MyGolfSpy looking at some reviews and a few videos before discovering the forums.
  4. Where are you from? What is your home course?

    Melbourne, Australia. Currently tossing up between the Drouin and Garfield Golf Courses.
  5. What are the best and worst things about golf in your region?

    Best thing about golf in my area has to be the wildlife on the course. Nothing beats watching a heap of kangaroos bounce across the fairway. The worst is probably the condition of the courses. With Australia being a hot/dry country, they can sometimes be a bit rough with narrow fairways at the cheaper courses.
  6. What do you do for a living?

    I work in Local Government as a System Administrator
  7. How’d you pick your user name?

    Got given it in high school and the 13 has just always been part of it for some reason
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:wilson_staff_small:Wilson Staff M3 Driver, Fairway Wood and 4-PW Irons. :cleveland-small:Cleveland 58° 588 wedge, :rife-putters-1:Rife Barbados Islands Putter. :titleist-small:Titleist TruFeel balls, Titleist 14 Cart Bag and a Bag Boy Nitron Buggy

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Hi all, time for the obligatory first post.

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

    Spring of 1978, aged 11 in North East Scotland (Kintore GC for anyone who knows it).  Took a long hiatus from regular golf after going to university and only got properly back in 2021 when UK courses re-opened after first lock down and my son (13) started to play in earnest.  Having played to low single figures in my teens I am a frustrated 12.7 WHS trying to break 85.  My head tells me I can still get back to single figures, my body isn't so sure.... 
  2. What do you love about golf?

    Everything? I feel at home on a golf course and at a golf club.  I can easily go out and play 18 on my own but also love the camaraderie and competition (often both at the same time) of competitive and team golf.  At heart, my true love is matchplay! 
  3. What brings you to MyGolfSpy? Do you already know any other Spies?

    I follow some YouTube golfers including Mark Crossfield who visited and played with the MGS guys
  4. Where are you from? What is your home course?

    I am Scottish but live in Surrey, England and get to play on the 2.5 fantastic courses at Foxhill Resort and Club - recent hosts of the 2022 PGA Cup
  5. What are the best and worst things about golf in your region?

    Best thing has to be the quality and variety of courses (including Sunningdale and Wentworth) but they are very expensive and difficult to get a round on.
  6. What do you do for a living?

    I work for a very large software company 
  7. How’d you pick your user name?

    Hmmm, let me think, my first name is Graham, my surname starts with B and I am 55.... Not sure, the name just jumped in to my head (or I am not very creative) 
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Brief version, to be updated later

Driver - Srixon Z785 with Miyazaki Mahana  5 Stiff

3 Wood - Ping G425

Hybrid / Driving Iron (they swap, regularly!) -  Ping G425 3H 19 degrees /Ping G410 Crossover 3 iron 20 degrees

Irons (4-PW) - Ping i210

Wedges - TaylorMade MG3  - 50, 54, 58

Putter  - Scotty Cameron Phantom X7 or Newport 2 Studio Select (with custom R/W/B infill) when I am feeling retro and can steal it back from my son

Shoes  - Nike Jordan 1G (only listed because my boy says it will make me look cooler)

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Hi Everyone, New from Canada (Toronto)

I'm a marketing manager and artist by trade, but golfer at heart.

Prior to covid I would shoot in the 100-110's by only playing once or twice a year with the boys. But since covid, i've been playing weekly and shooting consistently in the high 80's and low 90's from the white tee's. My goal is to eventually play in local Tournaments for friendly competition once I can master the art of Putting! (those 3 putts really kill my score!)  Looking forward to chatting with those like minded individuals and meeting new golfers! 

Sub to my Youtube | Instagram and i'll sub back!

 

What's in my bag:

D - TM SIM2 Max

5W - TM Aeroburner 

3H - TM Rescue

5-pw - TM P790

52 - TM MG2 

56 - TM MG1

60 - TM MG2

Putter - TM White Smoke

Ball - TP5 or PV1 

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It's always that one good shot that keeps us coming back! Follow me on IG

What's in my bag?

  • D - TM SIM2 MAX 
  • 5W - TM Aeroburner 
  • 3H - TM Rescue
  • 5-PW - TM P790
  • 52 - TM MG2 
  • 56 - TM MG1
  • 60 - TM MG2
  • Ball - PV1 or TP5 

 

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Hello, I am Carole, my name for friends is just C or Car. I have been practicing golf for five years and I am preparing now for my first contest, hoping to find some support here and maybe tips that I've never known.

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3 minutes ago, CaroleT said:

Hello, I am Carole, my name for friends is just C or Car. I have been practicing golf for five years and I am preparing now for my first contest, hoping to find some support here and maybe tips that I've never known.

Welcome to the forum! 

 ⛳🛄 as of Oct 31, 2022 (Past WITB
Driver:   TBD: Follow here: Driver Shootout! 

Wood:    :cobra-small: King SZ 3 wood 15.5*

               :ping-small: G410 Crossover - 4 iron or others....

Irons:     :Sub70: Sub70 659 TC Raw 5-Aw w/ KBS Tour 90 Stiff Black PVD

Wedge:  :ping-small: Glide 2.0 54* 58* w/ Nippon Modus 105 Stiff

Putter:   :odyssey-small: Stroke Lab 7 35* and oversized grip (2019 Tester)

Balls:     :taylormade-small:/:titleist-small: (currently testing)

Other:     :Arccos: 

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5 hours ago, CaroleT said:

Hello, I am Carole, my name for friends is just C or Car. I have been practicing golf for five years and I am preparing now for my first contest, hoping to find some support here and maybe tips that I've never known.

Tips are $29.95 per paragraph, add an extra $5.00 for proper punctuation. 

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Hi guys and gals and all those in between! My name is Tylor and I have been golfing for around 19 years. I took it up strong as a kid and never waivered my interest, took a few years off entirely then my first round back was a tournament of 48 match play and ended up winning. That fuelled my interest even stronger and have avidly been playing the last season. Golf courses are an immaculate landscape where you can just breathe. You can just be, surrounded by nature, great people (usually), and a great game to enjoy while your're there. I aikin golf to a finger trap, the harder you fight the more it closes in on you and I approach it, as well as life, with that mentality. 

I ran into MyGolfSpy by chance and saw Reddit for golfers and just had to come in. 

 

Local courses here in the Okanagan Valley in BC are firm, narrow, windy, and fast. We are the only desert in Canada and a very unique ecosystem. We will hit 35C (105F ?) Regularly.

We have some of the best courses in Canada here like Predator Ridge, Sagebrush, and then Gamble Sands in Washington is a very short drive away. 

Most golfers in this region, or at least my hometown of Penticton, are retired and elderly. It sometimes doesn't lend itself to great course design when that is our major demographic but golf is golf. 

I am a project manager for an electrical contractor here in town, I myself have been en electrician for 10 years now.

My Bag:

Callaway X2 Hot 9 Degree, Graphite Design Tour AD G 6.0

Cleveland Halo Hybrid 3, 22 Degree Steel Shaft

Cleveland TA7 Irons 3-PW, Project X Rifle 6.0, except PW 5.5

Titleist Vokey SM8 48 10F, 52 08F, 56 08M, 60 08M

Scotty Cameron Studio Select Laguna 1.5

Titleist Pro V1x

*I was fitted for the TSR3 Driver with HZRDS Black, T200 irons with True Temper DSG shafts, those vokey wedges. Trying to get them one by one, golf is pricey!*

 

My user name is my name... Nothing to overthink there. If you guys want to know more just shout!

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I like golf. You should like golf. If life is tough, play more golf!

Callaway X2 Hot, 9°, Graphite Design Tour AD

Cleveland Halo 3 Hybrid 22°

Cleveland TA7 3-PW

Vokey SM8 48 10F, 52 08F, 56 08M,60 08M

Scotty Cameron Studio Select Laguna 1.5

 

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15 minutes ago, TylorJudd said:

Hi guys and gals and all those in between! My name is Tylor and I have been golfing for around 19 years. I took it up strong as a kid and never waivered my interest, took a few years off entirely then my first round back was a tournament of 48 match play and ended up winning. That fuelled my interest even stronger and have avidly been playing the last season. Golf courses are an immaculate landscape where you can just breathe. You can just be, surrounded by nature, great people (usually), and a great game to enjoy while your're there. I aikin golf to a finger trap, the harder you fight the more it closes in on you and I approach it, as well as life, with that mentality. 

I ran into MyGolfSpy by chance and saw Reddit for golfers and just had to come in. 

 

Local courses here in the Okanagan Valley in BC are firm, narrow, windy, and fast. We are the only desert in Canada and a very unique ecosystem. We will hit 35C (105F ?) Regularly.

We have some of the best courses in Canada here like Predator Ridge, Sagebrush, and then Gamble Sands in Washington is a very short drive away. 

Most golfers in this region, or at least my hometown of Penticton, are retired and elderly. It sometimes doesn't lend itself to great course design when that is our major demographic but golf is golf. 

I am a project manager for an electrical contractor here in town, I myself have been en electrician for 10 years now.

My Bag:

Callaway X2 Hot 9 Degree, Graphite Design Tour AD G 6.0

Cleveland Halo Hybrid 3, 22 Degree Steel Shaft

Cleveland TA7 Irons 3-PW, Project X Rifle 6.0, except PW 5.5

Titleist Vokey SM8 48 10F, 52 08F, 56 08M, 60 08M

Scotty Cameron Studio Select Laguna 1.5

Titleist Pro V1x

*I was fitted for the TSR3 Driver with HZRDS Black, T200 irons with True Temper DSG shafts, those vokey wedges. Trying to get them one by one, golf is pricey!*

 

My user name is my name... Nothing to overthink there. If you guys want to know more just shout!

Welcome! I grew up in Vernon do nice to see another Okanagan guy on the forum!

Great intro and glad to have you here!

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 ⛳🛄 as of Oct 31, 2022 (Past WITB
Driver:   TBD: Follow here: Driver Shootout! 

Wood:    :cobra-small: King SZ 3 wood 15.5*

               :ping-small: G410 Crossover - 4 iron or others....

Irons:     :Sub70: Sub70 659 TC Raw 5-Aw w/ KBS Tour 90 Stiff Black PVD

Wedge:  :ping-small: Glide 2.0 54* 58* w/ Nippon Modus 105 Stiff

Putter:   :odyssey-small: Stroke Lab 7 35* and oversized grip (2019 Tester)

Balls:     :taylormade-small:/:titleist-small: (currently testing)

Other:     :Arccos: 

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Another Okanagan Valley guy here! Kelowna based since April and loving it. 

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Titleist TSR2 9° driver Mitsubishi Diamana GT 50 Stiff 

Titleist TSR2 15° fairway wood Mitsubishi Diamana TB 70 Stiff 

Titleist TSRi2 21° hybrid Mitsubishi MMT Hybrid 90S 

Fourteen RM Forged Blade LE 4-PW DG120 TI S400 

Fourteen RM-4 Chrome Wedge 46° and 50° DG120 TI S400 

Fourteen RM-4 Chrome Wedge 54° and 58° DG TI Spinner Wedge

Scotty Cameron Phantom X5 Knuckle Neck Custom

Scotty Cameron Special Select Jet Set Newport 2 Plus

Scotty Cameron Special Select Squareback 2

Titleist Pro V1

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14 minutes ago, noodle3872 said:

Another Okanagan Valley guy here! Kelowna based since April and loving it. 

It's a incredible area of the world. Although I'm quite happy with my move to Switzerland. The golf is no question better in the Okanagan. 

Either of you play the Rise?

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 ⛳🛄 as of Oct 31, 2022 (Past WITB
Driver:   TBD: Follow here: Driver Shootout! 

Wood:    :cobra-small: King SZ 3 wood 15.5*

               :ping-small: G410 Crossover - 4 iron or others....

Irons:     :Sub70: Sub70 659 TC Raw 5-Aw w/ KBS Tour 90 Stiff Black PVD

Wedge:  :ping-small: Glide 2.0 54* 58* w/ Nippon Modus 105 Stiff

Putter:   :odyssey-small: Stroke Lab 7 35* and oversized grip (2019 Tester)

Balls:     :taylormade-small:/:titleist-small: (currently testing)

Other:     :Arccos: 

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I just learned about the rise 3 weeks ago from a good buddy that went out and played. It destroyed him, mind you he had a tee time at 630am so I'm driving from Penticton didn't help that case. It looks stunning and definitely a bucket list course for the region now that I'm aware of it. How did you find it?

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I like golf. You should like golf. If life is tough, play more golf!

Callaway X2 Hot, 9°, Graphite Design Tour AD

Cleveland Halo 3 Hybrid 22°

Cleveland TA7 3-PW

Vokey SM8 48 10F, 52 08F, 56 08M,60 08M

Scotty Cameron Studio Select Laguna 1.5

 

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