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1 hour ago, tommc23 said:

Rob initially was MGS Rob when he promoted just to confuse the heck out of all of us because he was GC2 before that. We were all happy when he changed it even though we knew who we was it was nice to see his original name back. 
 

Rob you’ve done great at your job and everything you’ve done has been great. It was nice to talk to you on here before you came a mod and as you were a mod. I definitely need to make the drive down your way and get a round in with you and some others at some point.

Yep, the backlash of going from CG2 to Golfspy_Rob as my moderator name was immediate and loud and clear.   Ha  Yeah, so I joined as CarolinaGolfer2 (for those who don't know what CG2 stood for)  and often got abbreviated as CG2 in conversation as we all do. 

Then the promotion to Moderator began the above mentioned change.   I'll be keeping this current name for a while at least as I continue to help out here and there.  Maybe one day it will return to CarolinaGolfer 2

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3 hours ago, GolfSpy Barbajo said:

Thank you @Golfspy_CG2for all your hard work. As sorry as we all are to see you move one, anyone who's held the job knows it has an expiration date, and I'm very  happy for your new opportunities. Your group really took the forum to new places, upgraded the usefulness and functionality and pushed it light years ahead of where it was. For that, you, MPR and John-Scott, along with past mods and directors during your tenure deserve the very highest of fives. You have plenty to be proud of. 

It's funny - I've been a part of this space since I think 2012. Only a handful of Spies from that time are still active - @revkev, @fozcycle, @MattF and a few others (sorry if I missed you). The nature of a forum is transitory, but its the effort by folks like you that make this a truly special place. Said it before, but the MGS Forum is pretty unique. It's imperfect, of course, but it stands out as an open, welcoming and friendly place where you don't have to kiss anyone's a**, can be honest about equipment and where you won't be ridiculed if you don't hit it 300 down the middle every time. 

So congrats Rob on a great tenure and best of luck on your new endeavors. I know you'll kick ass and take names. 

And on a personal note, thank you for letting me pull the trigger on that one thing I'd been bugging you about since Day 1. It was everything I hoped it would be 😉

 

 

 

Thanks Boss!  And you are more than welcome for the favor.  It was a pleasure to watch you finally have so much fun! 

 

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Congrats on the retirement Rob!  I gotta say it's pretty fun to just come and go as you please and not feel the pressure to always be posting and around.  Hopefully you enjoy the extra work in the day job!

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Happy retirement, Rob!

We know you won't be gone... no other place can take your club ho'ing levels 😄

Thanks for all your contributions!

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Completely missed this until now.

Rob, thanks for all that you do/have done to make the forum great. It's always good to read about your club expeditions, and I'm glad to hear you will be sticking around!

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19 hours ago, hckymeyer said:

Congrats on the retirement Rob!  I gotta say it's pretty fun to just come and go as you please and not feel the pressure to always be posting and around.  Hopefully you enjoy the extra work in the day job!

Thanks Brian, and yes you can definitely relate to that.  I mentioned that to someone via PM the other day, it will be a lot easier to pop in to read and post for 10 minutes or so from time to time, than try and set aside 30 minutes for Admin duties etc.

 

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@Golfspy_CG2 I too have sent my share of emails to misbehaving co-workers and customers...maybe I can help the mods write a few of those! Thanks for your insight on the golf industry and for answering so many questions I had during the few tests I have participated in. Look forward to your continued contributions and wisdom on the forum. And I agree with someone above who said you need to add the SIM2 to your driver challenge! 

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On 6/9/2021 at 5:47 PM, Golfspy_CG2 said:

Actually Make that All Great Things--

After almost 4 years of serving as Moderator, Forum Director and Staff Admin.  It's unfortunately come time that I need  to re prioritize my time commitments. I'm stepping away from my day to day activities/duties of Forum Director and taking on more of advisory role and doing some odds and ends things to help out the moderators and of course @GolfSpy_THV and @GolfSpy MPR as they continue to lead the forum.

I've taken on the responsibility of overseeing another course in our portfolio and it's going to require a lot more of my time and attention.  As such I won't have the time needed to properly serve as a day to day Staff Admin.  You'll still see me around doing some things here and there like running the final two Majors Contests Pools.  Posting any newsworthy releases I get from the OEM's and of course just posting my usual club buying and testing adventures.   

I'm not going away, I promise you that. The staff is in good hands now with THV and MPR and the new additions of @GolfSpy_TCG and @GolfSpy_CS  I'll just be watching from the practice squad ready to fill in if needed and available. 

As I've said, many times over the years, this forum is so great because of the members, you guys made this job easy. We have had to do so little moderating that it allows us to do other cool fun things and not have to worry about what's being posted where.  That is so unusual in this day and age of forums.

Lastly, I have to give a huge thank you to @GolfSpy Barbajo @hckymeyer and @GolfSpy_X for giving me this opportunity several years ago, and for supporting the Admin staff in everything we do, in more ways than you guys will ever know.   Adam is an awesome owner, and Barbs is one the best and most professional dudes I've ever had the chance to "work" with if you call this work!    

Now, I've got a new update to my driver challenge to post soon, so as Miranda would say  "We Out!" 

 

 

 

Wow dude I just now saw this and although you are scaling down the mountain no doubt you will be still on top of the world.  Great job Rob and I have enjoyed following you over the years.  You are a true class act and add to any endeavor you take on.  I'm looking forward to seeing what your next set of irons will be.... 😉

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Just seeing this, and I wanted to extend a giant THANK YOU to @Golfspy_CG2 for all the incredible work he's done here.

Rob and I met through another golf forum and we quickly became "internet friends" there, exchanging personal emails and chatting about many other non-golf topics. He was instrumental in my joining here by continually talking up what a friendly, civil, and well-informed group of posters there was over here at MGS. He was not wrong, my friends.

Doing volunteer work of any sort can be tough sometimes, and I know Rob & the rest of the mods have done an amazing job. I'll offer Rob my congrats for being handed a bunch of new responsibilities at work, and I know he'll be awesome there. 

Thanks again, bud. 

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Never forget that we bullied you into your screen name when you thought you could drop CG2. Thanks for your time CG2

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4 hours ago, yungkory said:

Never forget that we bullied you into your screen name when you thought you could drop CG2. Thanks for your time CG2

Yea it was pretty non-stop we didn’t like that much at all

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Rob, don’t forget to hit me up when you find yourself in Central FL and need to hit the ball.  I know you will stay active in MGS. You are the true definition of a SPY.

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Rob, thank you so much for everything you’ve done (and will continue) to do for the forums! MGS forums would not be what it is today without your hard work. Thank you! As we say here in Oklahoma, Good ride cowboy! 

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On 6/14/2021 at 6:37 PM, ole gray said:

Wow dude I just now saw this and although you are scaling down the mountain no doubt you will be still on top of the world.  Great job Rob and I have enjoyed following you over the years.  You are a true class act and add to any endeavor you take on.  I'm looking forward to seeing what your next set of irons will be.... 😉

 

On 6/14/2021 at 7:16 PM, russtopherb said:

Just seeing this, and I wanted to extend a giant THANK YOU to @Golfspy_CG2 for all the incredible work he's done here.

Rob and I met through another golf forum and we quickly became "internet friends" there, exchanging personal emails and chatting about many other non-golf topics. He was instrumental in my joining here by continually talking up what a friendly, civil, and well-informed group of posters there was over here at MGS. He was not wrong, my friends.

Doing volunteer work of any sort can be tough sometimes, and I know Rob & the rest of the mods have done an amazing job. I'll offer Rob my congrats for being handed a bunch of new responsibilities at work, and I know he'll be awesome there. 

Thanks again, bud. 

Thanks guys.  To kinda put a different twist on a pop culture saying.  You two (and a few others here ) are my brothers from another mother 🤣

so glad we all found a true internet home where the members are the most important part.  

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You did a great job Rob!  Many thanks from your teammates.  Now you can devote more time to club ho'ing??  😀

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7 minutes ago, Kenny B said:

You did a great job Rob!  Many thanks from your teammates.  Now you can devote more time to club ho'ing??  😀

I can’t give everything up at once 😃

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30 minutes ago, Kenny B said:

You did a great job Rob!  Many thanks from your teammates.  Now you can devote more time to club ho'ing??  😀

You mean he didn’t take that serious enough when he was a mod???

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3 minutes ago, tommc23 said:

You mean he didn’t take that serious enough when he was a mod???

I think he cut back to be a mod.  😂

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