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Posted by GolfSpy Barbajo on 21 November 2016 - 09:52 PM
Hey gang --
I'm sure everyone has noticed a nice influx of new, active members over the past several weeks. This is awesome, and I want to thank all the new members for joining us and for being active, and I also want to thank all the Forum "Vets" for welcoming the new blood.
We had an awesome year for member testing and other contests in 2016 - and we're planning on more of the same next year. As we say in Minnesota, it's gonna be a "hoot!" Make sure y'all keep your eyes open...
Thanks for all you do here - new members, old members and occasional members help make this the most open, welcoming and fun golf forum on the web!
Posted by GolfSpy Barbajo on 24 April 2017 - 07:55 PM
(4) TESTERS WANTED
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PING i200 Irons
(Apply in this thread ONLY)
Yet another product review opportunity for you fellow MyGolfSpy'ers - and this one's a honey.
We have 4 sets of PING i200 irons that need testing and reviewing by our Community Forum. Do these things really deliver on PING's promise of distance, forgiveness, control and feel in a smaller, player-focused package?
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We want you to tell us what you think!
Please apply ONLY in this Official Application Thread by telling us the following:
Current Iron Set
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We'll be announcing the 4 testers next week, so please check back. And make sure to take a look around the forums and join in the discussion. It'll only help your chances of being selected!
Posted by Rob Wedge on 24 February 2017 - 10:07 PM
First hole in one today witnessed by Mygolfspace members JLukes and PhillyGolfGuy! Mercer Oaks East, hole 16 130 yards out. Slam dunked with a PW! Felt great, even better having those 2 guys to witness it.
Posted by GolfSpy Barbajo on 20 September 2016 - 04:49 AM
Get Fit Like a Pro!
Win a Trip To Srixon/Cleveland with MyGolfSpy!
A Tour-Level custom club fitting truly is the Holy Grail for any avid golfer. For most of us, however, it's only a pipe dream.
For two of you, however, that dream is about to become a reality.
MyGolfSpy, along with Srixon/Cleveland Golf, is looking for two lucky golfers to enjoy the same level of fitting experienced by top Tour Pros Graeme McDowell, Russell Knox and Hideki Matsuyama.
We are giving away TWO all-expense-paid trips to Srixon/Cleveland headquarters in Huntington Beach, CA, for the golfer’s full monty: a full bag, driver-to-putter custom fitting from Srixon/Cleveland!
Oh yeah, you get to keep the whole shebang, too!
The two winners will each receive:
How To Enter:
In this thread, tell us the following:
We are truly psyched to be able to bring you this unique, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to be treated like a Tour Pro. Apply today – we’ll be announcing the winners October 7th!
Posted by aliens8mycow on 18 January 2017 - 02:12 AM
Posted by GolfSpy Barbajo on 07 October 2016 - 10:46 PM
Alright gang -- it's time to announce the winners of our Get Fit Like a Pro with Srixon/Cleveland!
This has been another awesome contest - and many, many thanks to all who put their names in and got to take a look at the new stuff from both Cleveland and Srixon as part of the process. This trip is going to be a blast!!!
So without any further adieu, the winners are.....
Congratulations guys!!! You'll be joining GolfSpy Dave and I at Srixon/Cleveland's Huntington Beach, CA headquarters November 9-10th for a full bag fitting, tour, tech talk, a round of golf with your new toys and maybe, just maybe, a couple of awesome surprises along the way. Look for a private message from me shortly with details.
Really excited for this trip - and we're looking forward to meeting you guys and spending a couple of days together in Southern California.
Should I bring my surfboard????
Posted by GolfSpy Shawn on 20 March 2017 - 09:51 PM
After a long labor of love all day today, myself and the members of the MGS Forum staff have selected our four testers! Congratulations to the following!
There is plenty of time left in the season so make sure anyone who wasn't able to be chosen continues to participate in these! This year is going to be huge and there is always another opportunity around the corner!
Posted by jlukes on 30 November 2016 - 11:00 PM
jlukes's Stage 2 Review
When I first got the private message about being selected to test an Evnroll putter, I was a bit confused. The message from the MGS staff asked for my name, email address and my phone number; no mention of what model I would be testing and any specific specs that I might require. What we learned soon after was that this was intentional, because Guerin Rife himself would be calling each one of us to give us an over the phone putter fitting!
When Mr. Rife called me, I was floored. He started by introducing himself, giving a background on his company, and then going into the technology behind the Evnroll line of putters. He then asked me what type of putter I traditionally enjoy using. I told him that I usually am an Anser-head guy, but lately I have been looking for something that gives me a traditional look, but offers a little more MOI/stability. He immediately recommended the ER2 as being the head type for me.
He then asked me what length I usually preferred, and I said that I like my putters around 34 inches, so he said that would work, and he would go with the 370g head. He also mentioned that the putter would have a 30g weight in the butt of the shaft for counterbalancing. We then got into loft and lie and this is where I was really impressed. I mentioned that I tended to gravitate to the Ping Karsten Anser 2 I had, more so than the the Scotty Newport I have because the Ping allowed me to hands a little lower and keep my eyes inside the ball. Mr. Rife then mentioned that Scotty believes in more upright putters, which is why his putters are typically stock 73*, while the Pings are 70-71*. He recommended that I go with a lie angle of 71*, at it would allow me to keep my eye inside the ball and my hands a little lower, all while keeping the sole of the putter flat across the ground (keeping the toe out of the air). He then asked me if I forward pressed and which eye was dominant for me. I replied by telling him that I am right-eye dominant, and that I do not forward press. He said that because of those two things, that I likely have my hands slightly behind the ball (which would add loft to the putter), and therefore I should have about 1* of loft on my putter - and 1* we went with. Lastly, he asked me about the grip. He mentioned that the stock grip was an Evnroll-branded Winn 1.18X, but there was also a normal-sized grip available. I told him that the Winn grip was my favorite putter grip, so it was a no brainer to go with it here. What is nice about the counterbalancing of the putter is that it is built into the shaft, so a golf could change the grip without worrying about disturbing the counterbalancing weight.
When the putter arrived mere days after speaking with Guerin Rife, I could not wait to put it to work. The weather in the Northeast is hit or miss this time of year, but I have 15 ft BirdieBall putting green in my living room that was made for putter testing! Over the last month I have hit over 100 putts a day (some days more than 500) while testing the my Evnroll ER2 and results have been great. I also got a few rounds of golf in with the putter in the bag, and while the greens aren’t in the most optimal condition this time of year, I was still able to gather some thoughts from those rounds.
The first thing I noticed was how -- solid - the putter felt; not referring to the feeling of hitting the ball with it, but the actual feel of the putter in the hand. I have traditionally gamed putters in the 345g to 355g range with no counterbalancing, so the ER2 being 370g with a 30g counterbalance lended itself to a different feel throughout the putting stroke. The weighting of the putter felt spot on, as it seemed to almost swing itself, especially on the shorter putts. The additional weight also forced me to activate the larger muscles in my arms rather than the smaller twitch muscles - this led to less wrist breaking throughout my stroke and just a more consistent stroke overall. I didn’t feel like I needed to guide the putter through the ball like I did with some lighter putters - the head just flowed through the zone.
When I began hitting putts with it, the first thing I noticed was the ball seemed to be rolling really well. I know, it sounds crazy, but I just felt like the ER2 was putting a better roll on the ball than my Scotty. But this is MyGolfSpy - I can’t just say something like that in my review and have nothing to back it up. Luckily my Nexus 6P shoots in 240 Frames Per Second and allowed me to see if what I was feeling was actually happening. Sure enough, it was.
It was only a 12 foot putt, so I wasn’t even making that big of a stroke, but the footage shows the ER2 launching through the air less than the Scotty and rolling almost immediately, while the Scotty spends more time in the air and bounces a slight bit before actually beginning to roll. These results would only be more obvious on longer putts requiring a more powerful stroke. The reason for the better roll of the ER2 is two-fold. One is because of the fitting. Less loft on the putter face means lower launch. Now I couldn’t measure what the effective loft of each putter face was (meaning how much loft I was applying with my hands in addition to the natural loft of the face), but I am almost certain, based on the video, that the ER2 is less (ER2 is 1* of loft vs 3* on the Scotty). The other reason for the better roll from the ER2 is the grooves. The Scotty has a simply light milling pattern on the face, which does nothing but aid sound/feel of the putter, while the parabolic grooves on the ER2 help with distance control, accuracy, AND promoting a forward roll.
On the course, the more consistent roll I was getting was definitely helping with my distance control. Even though the winter greens were a little shaggy and bumpy, I did notice that I didn’t have any odd “jumpers” where the ball took forever to start rolling. For the most part, the ball started rolling extremely fast and any bumping or bouncing came from the sub-optimal conditions and not from the strike.
Unfortunately I am not a robot, so being able to test the claims regarding the precise distance control of strikes on the toe vs center vs heel was simply not possible. What I can comment on is the feel on different strikes and what I did notice was a consistent feel across the face of the putter. On a lot a putters, much like with a iron or driver, you can feel when you hit the center of the club face and you know that that ball is going to go further than when you don’t hit the center. That feeling of having a “hotspot” in the middle of the putter just simply isn’t there with the ER2 and that is a good thing. The wider grooves in the center of the face mean less surface area for contact, which results in slightly lower ball speeds, and then the grooves get progressively closer together as you get away from the center, increasing surface area for contact. This varying surface area is what allows center strikes to have similar speed and travel similar distances at strikes that come off closer to the heel or toe. Again, I am not a robot, so I cannot put exact numbers to prove this, but I saw (and felt) the results for myself. Even when purposely lining the ball off the heel or the toe, I did not see results that differed from when I lined the ball up in the center of the face. With my Scotty, strikes near the heel and the toe provided much different sounds, while center strikes felt great and more “hot” coming off the face. I would guess that if I was able to duplicate stroke speed, I would see faster ball-speeds coming off the center of my Scotty and slower speeds coming off the heel/toe, while I would see more consistent ball speeds across the face of the ER2.
On the course, the shorter putts felt great and natural. The alignment aid is easy to line up and the putter flows through the zone nicely. On longer putts, it definitely took some getting used to. I have never game a putter of this weight, or that was counterbalanced, and the lag putting provided me with the biggest learning curve. Thankfully, after my first round with it I was able to spend some time on the prace green where I was able to hit about 100 putts from 30-50 feet and get a much better feel for how to stroke the longer putts with the ER2. Once I got the stroke dialed in, it became natural and there was no further adjustments needed.
In terms of performance, the putter exceeded my expectations in terms of how the technology delivered, but the weighting may not be for everyone.
Performance Score: 55 (out of 60)
Looks & Durability
The Evnroll ER2 just looks and feels like a premium putter. The head is a grey satin with white alignment line on the flange. The red Evnroll logo on the face is very clean looking, as is the EVNROLL in the back cavity of the putter. The sole of the putter is polished and features red, white, and gold paintfil. The lines of the putter are very inviting and creates a nice flow throughout the putter.
The headcover is magnetic (NOT VELCRO!) and fits snugly over the ER2. The headcover definitely screams “premium” as well, as it is nearly entirely leather. The headcover also features a nice little extra - a magnetic ballmarker holder, as well as an Evnroll “Get Even” ball marker. The Evnroll-branded Winn grip is a great touch as well, as it really ties the entire putter together. You can tell that the headcover and grips were not simply afterthoughts for Mr. Rife.
I have hit hit well over 5,000 putts with the ER2 indoors, and about 250 putts outdoors (rounds and putting green) and have yet to find the slightest blemish on the putter. I tend to baby all of my putters (as any respectable golfer should), so I did not expect any chips or dings on the putter, and so far so good. The headcover has held up well too, with no odd creasing or discoloration.
Looks & Durability: 25 (out of 25)
LIkelihood of Purchase
As I mentioned in some of my previous thoughts, the Evnroll ER2 looks and feels like a premium putter, and it is definitely priced as one as well. At $329, the ER2 is definitely priced right around other premium brands/models such as the Scotty Cameron Golo. Are there other putters on the market that are cheaper? Absolutely. There are some fantastic putters on the market around $100 and $200. In fact, you can get a Ping Ketsch putter with TR grooves for around $200. Does that mean the ER2 isn’t worth $329. That is hard to nail down. The big difference between the Evnroll line and other putters (even ones with TR grooves), is the parabolic grooves. The TR grooves help promote consistent ball speeds, while the parabolic grooves on the Evnroll putters do that, as well as promote more accurate putters (which has been confirmed via robot testing - watch the videos on youtube and see it for yourself). That being said - is that increase in accuracy worth another $100? Again, hard for me to tell how others to spend their money, but for me, it would be hard to justify spending $300 on a putter that DIDN’T have technology that made me a better putter.
LoP Score: 11 (out of 15)
Total Score: 91 (out of 100)
The ER2 will be staying in the bag for the 2017 as I don’t see any reason to bag anything else. It looks great, feels great, puts a great roll on the ball, and while I may not be able to measure the exact benefits of all the technology, I know how the technology works and that it is helping my putting. I look forward to providing updates throughout the 2017 season on the performance I am seeing. I encourage all readers to ask me as many questions as possible and I will do my best to answer them!
Posted by GolfSpy Barbajo on 18 November 2016 - 04:55 PM
Posted by GolfSpy Barbajo on 28 April 2016 - 04:58 PM
All the Test/Review opportunities we've had so far this spring are bringing in a TON of new members, which is beyond awesome!
Welcome to all of you!!!
A couple of tips to help you enjoy the MyGolfSpy Forum more:
1. Make sure to include an avatar or picture in your profile. It adds a little personality, and it will DEFINITELY help you if you'd like to be selected to test a product.
2. Post an introduction thread in the Introduce Yourself section of the forum (click here).
We have a friendly group here and we'd love to hear more about you and your game.
3. Check out the different threads and share your thoughts.
Lots of great conversations going on - please feel free to jump in and tell us what you think. Our only rule is to be nice!
4. To get the latest posts, click on the "Newest Posts" button in the upper right hand corner - that'll keep you up do date.
5. Something on your mind? Start a new thread -- ask questions, seek advice, share your experiences - we're a community unlike any other on the Internet, and all opinions are respected. Let's hear what you have to say!
Any questions, shoot me or GolfSpy Bones a PM!
Welcome, and have some fun out there!
Posted by GolfSpy Barbajo on 03 March 2017 - 03:18 AM
4 Testers Wanted
Shot Scope Performance Tracking System
The golf performance and shot tracking arena is getting a tad crowded. And while every player brings something unique to the table, there's always something. With Game Golf you have to "tag" before every shot. With Arcoss you have to have your phone in your pocket.
The Scotland-based Shot Scope, however, says you won't be needing any of that, Laddie, just a band on your wrist.
According to the company, the Shot Scope wrist band automatically knows what club you're swinging, and senses the difference between a real swing and a practice swing. There's no "tagging" (that's so 2014), and you can leave your phone in your bag or in the car. Shot Scope collects all the shot data you could ask for and organizes it in an easy to use app.
Is Shot Scope a shot tracking game changer, or another in a long line of technology wannabes? We need 4 of you to put this baby to the test and help us find out.
How To Apply:
MyGolfSpy is looking for 4 avid and tech-savvy golfers to test and review (and keep) the Shot Scope Golf Performance Tracking System. As you know, we take our product testing very seriously here at MyGolfSpy, so please read and follow these instructions carefully:
Also give us:
Your name, home state/province/part of the world
Your current shot tracking system, if any
That's all there is to it!
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Posted by PlaidJacket on 05 January 2017 - 12:06 AM
I'll never buy another new driver when one comes out. If you want a "new" driver buy last years model at 1/2 price. Weren't they the Best Ever know to man at the time? Or...find one in the trade-in bin at your local shop. You know the ones;.. that have been hit a few times and again... 1/2 price. What's the difference between the latest and greatest this year and last years latest and greatest? Except maybe a new paint scheme or some new materials or weighting things. These guys are in the USGA box and they can't get out.
Posted by 03trdblack on 28 November 2016 - 11:46 PM
Went into the local Edwin Watts to waste some time and ended up giving the new Wilson Triton a go. I've been reading the lot of usual complaints (alignment strip, noise, shape, etc) and while I share in a lot of those sentiments I'm usually not one who cares as long as something works.
The Triton works....
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At least it did for me compared to everything else I hit while getting fitted. This isn't a review as I haven't had it out on the course yet but I wanted to at least share some thoughts.
I currently play to a 1.7 Handicap and swing between 100-105 mph. I hit the ball pretty straight and putting is usually where I lose strokes.
If you read the review MGS put on the main blog page it sums up my experience with the driver perfectly. It had the lowest spin out of anything I put up against it except for the M1 430. I currently have an M1 430 but have found if I hit it high on the toe or come too far from the inside the spin can be too low and the ball drops out of the sky. The highest spin number I got with the Triton was around 2300 RPM. I also recorded the highest ballspeed and swing speed out of any club I tried during my test.
As some have mentioned the sound is a little loud but I only found this to be the case if you hit hard range ball type golf balls (ie hard). When hitting a normal Pro V1 or Taylormade Project (a) the sound was fine, even in the indoors fitting area.
Being a clubmaker, however, the Triton is my dream club. I can take the entire club completely apart and essentially re-build it however I want. Thus I unscrewed the titanium sole plate (this gave me better numbers than the carbon fiber) and added about 4 grams of hot melt directly below the face.
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The clubhead without the sole plate, weight screws and adapter comes in at 160 grams. It now weighs 164 after the hotmelt.
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I am playing a 6 gram in the toe and (2) 2 gram weights in the back and heel weight ports.
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Once I got everything put back together I ripped off the Wilson stock grip (basic Lamkin black Crossline) and cut 1/2" off the Aldila Rogue 125 shaft. This brought the club to about 45.25" long once I installed a GolfPride Tour Z cord grip.
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Now that everything is back together it's playing right at D3 swingweight. Bouncing a ball off the clubface I can immediately hear a difference in the sound/feel. I can't wait to get out and hit some full swings to compare the new sound. Anyways, enjoy a few other pictures below.
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Posted by GolfSpy Barbajo on 18 May 2016 - 02:37 AM
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