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  2. Thanks P. Love the AP3 in the black finish. Fired a nifty 37 on the front 9 today so performance is matching the looks so far. That stability shaft is very different! Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  3. Played 9 and used it to hit a LOT of shots, and test some balls. I had the two new Mizunos, ERC, Z Star XV, and the AVX. I’m still a HUGE fan of AVX after today, and the ERC ain’t too shabby, although I’m not the biggest fan of its feel off irons on full shots as it feels too soft, but it was pretty long off the driver, and pretty comparable off irons. The Mizunos were nice, but not significantly different. The AVX is the leader in the clubhouse for now. Best shot was my final iron shot. 154 into the wind to the center of the green. I grabbed my HM Pro 9 iron and I thought it probably wouldn’t get to the green... Boy, I FLUSHED it! It felt SO good! Dead on line, landed pin high! Wooo! Unreal! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  4. Haha, thanks dude! I’ll have you know I’m reformed since my wife bought my birthday set. Only small changes now! [emoji41]
  5. Bridgestone B330-S refurbished - $13/dozen on amazon. Tested two seasons ago in a fitting via monitors and these outperformed anything else by far too much. I probably need to test again, but fear none of the more recent balls would be so readily available in refurbished.
  6. Hey everyone, just posting to let you know of an expierment I recently conducted with stroke lab. I really wanted to see if Stroke Lab could help me become a more consistant putter. So I set out to try and see if there was a way to determine that without Sam Putt Lab or robots. What I decided I would do is go to an indoor practice facility with one Stroke Lab and one non Stroke Lab. Luckily I was able to get my hands of demos of both. The Stroke Lab I went with was the face balanced version of the #7, which I seemed to putt the best with out of the Stroke Lab range that was available to me. The non Stroke Lab I went with, to keep it as fair as possible was theface balanced Taylormade Spider Tour. Two similar putters that I had rolled pretty well with very high MOI and forgiveness. Now to the test.... I decided, for me the best way to see if the Stroke Lab gave me any considerable advantage was to putt from two distances. The first distance being 7ft. a distance that for me can always make or break a round, and 25ft. At each distance I would hit 30 putts for a total of 60 putts. With the seven footers I was looking to simply see how many I holed. I did keep track of how far my misses strayed from the hole, but overall I was looking to see how many I could drop. {Yes, I did keep the stick in } Anyways, I warmed up a bit with the Stroke Lab and then procceded with the 7 footers. I broke the 7 footers up into sets of 10. Out of my first 10 I holed 7 but struggled a little bit with my tempo. 70%, I'll take it. wrote it down in the notebook with how far past the hole the 3 misses went. Then hit 10 again, and with this set I gained a more consistant stroke and holed 8/10. Wrote it down, however I did try and bury one and hit it about 4ish feet by, made the come backer though. Finally the last 10, in which hole once again holed 7 out of 10. Not bad, not great though. Stroke Lab #7 makes 22/30 for 73% made. Overall I was happy with the results. Espcially because this test was taking place in a pretty controled environment, indoors with no wind and no extreme weather. Now on to the 25 footers. With the 25 footers in order to make sure I could keep track of how far away from the hole my misses were I hit the putts in sets of two. Not ideal, but it helped make sure balls were not hitting eachother during the test. Again broke it up into sets of 10. The first two sets I made 2 out of 10 which was fine by me. However, I noticed the putts I did not make did not usually stray more than 2 feet past or short of the cup. (Usually past the cup) Finally on the last set of 10 I was feeling it. I made 4 of 10 and scared the hole on at least 2 other attempts. Wow. This brought me to a final score of 8 for 30. A percentage of just over 26.5 %! Now on to the Taylormade. To keep it fair I switched it up and did the 25 footers first since I had just hit from that distance. I warmed up with a few putts and then strarted with my first 30. The putter feld good, however they just were not dropping. 10 out of my first 17 had a chance to go in but did not. I rounded up the 25 footers with the spider and holed 5 of 30 for a percentage of just over 16.5 made. 3 short of the 8 I made with the Stroke Lab and a 10% dropoff. This could be due to a lot of things. I do think something that may be lost in the marketing hype of the shaft is just how good the microhinge white hot insert feets. Much improved over last years micro hindge insert. Mis hits still have a chance to stay online and drop. I think that has more to do with the insert and MOI of the head rather than the shaft. When I went on to the 30 7 footers with the Spider I once again holed 22/30 just like the Stroke Lab. However, I had to hole 9 out of my last 10 to get there. The spider has a good unique feel of its own and I don't know if the Spider Tour X would have changed the results of the 25 footers. I know the Spider mini has the same insert of the X and I have been contemplating getting that one every since Taylormade released it earlier this past summer. I did however hit 10 more with from 7 ft. with the Stroke Lab and holed 8 out of 10. Just for good measure. Overall I think stroke lab is worth a try and at least for me when, everything was as equal as it could be in a human experiment, it gave me a considerable advantage from 25ft. Now does that mean I'm going to always go 8 for 30 from 25ft. all the time? No, but I'd like to think stroke lab gives me a chance to reach that number more often than not. The big factor for me with stroke lab is it will hopefully get rid of the 3 jacks. They come up every so often and keep me from being an average putter. Like Henrik I just want to be average! Hope this helps you all get out there and try your own experiments! Odyssey Stroke Lab #7 (FB) ft. Putts Made Inside 2ft. Inside 3ft. Inside 4ft. 5ft. & Farther % Made 7ft. 22 6 2 73% 25ft. 8 15 4 2 1 % Made 26.666 Taylormade Spide Tour (FB) ft. Putts Made Inside 2ft. Inside 3ft. Inside 4ft. 5ft. & Farther %Made 7ft. 22 5 3 73% 25ft. 5 15 8 1 1 % Made 16.667 Odyssey Stroke Lab 7ft. 1st 10 2nd 10 Final 10 7/10 8/10 7/10 TM Spider Tour 7ft 1st 10 2nd 10 Final 10 5/10 6/10 9/10
  7. Hey everyone, just posting to let you know of an expierment I recently conducted with stroke lab. I really wanted to see if Stroke Lab could help me become a more consistant putter. So I set out to try and see if there was a way to determine that without Sam Putt Lab or robots. What I decided I would do is go to an indoor practice facility with one Stroke Lab and one non Stroke Lab. Luckily I was able to get my hands of demos of both. The Stroke Lab I went with was the face balanced version of the #7, which I seemed to putt the best with out of the Stroke Lab range that was available to me. The non Stroke Lab I went with, to keep it as fair as possible was theface balanced Taylormade Spider Tour. Two similar putters that I had rolled pretty well with very high MOI and forgiveness. Now to the test.... I decided, for me the best way to see if the Stroke Lab gave me any considerable advantage was to putt from two distances. The first distance being 7ft. a distance that for me can always make or break a round, and 25ft. At each distance I would hit 30 putts for a total of 60 putts. With the seven footers I was looking to simply see how many I holed. I did keep track of how far my misses strayed from the hole, but overall I was looking to see how many I could drop. {Yes, I did keep the stick in } Anyways, I warmed up a bit with the Stroke Lab and then procceded with the 7 footers. I broke the 7 footers up into sets of 10. Out of my first 10 I holed 7 but struggled a little bit with my tempo. 70%, I'll take it. wrote it down in the notebook with how far past the hole the 3 misses went. Then hit 10 again, and with this set I gained a more consistant stroke and holed 8/10. Wrote it down, however I did try and bury one and hit it about 4ish feet by, made the come backer though. Finally the last 10, in which hole once again holed 7 out of 10. Not bad, not great though. Stroke Lab #7 makes 22/30 for 73% made. Overall I was happy with the results. Espcially because this test was taking place in a pretty controled environment, indoors with no wind and no extreme weather. Now on to the 25 footers. With the 25 footers in order to make sure I could keep track of how far away from the hole my misses were I hit the putts in sets of two. Not ideal, but it helped make sure balls were not hitting eachother during the test. Again broke it up into sets of 10. The first two sets I made 2 out of 10 which was fine by me. However, I noticed the putts I did not make did not usually stray more than 2 feet past or short of the cup. (Usually past the cup) Finally on the last set of 10 I was feeling it. I made 4 of 10 and scared the hole on at least 2 other attempts. Wow. This brought me to a final score of 8 for 30. A percentage of just over 26.5 %! In the attached PDF is a futher break down of the numbers of test. Now on to the Taylormade. To keep it fair I switched it up and did the 25 footers first since I had just hit from that distance. I warmed up with a few putts and then strarted with my first 30. The putter feld good, however they just were not dropping. 10 out of my first 17 had a chance to go in but did not. I rounded up the 25 footers with the spider and holed 5 of 30 for a percentage of just over 16.5 made. 3 short of the 8 I made with the Stroke Lab and a 10% dropoff. This could be due to a lot of things. I do think something that may be lost in the marketing hype of the shaft is just how good the microhinge white hot insert feets. Much improved over last years micro hindge insert. Mis hits still have a chance to stay online and drop. I think that has more to do with the insert and MOI of the head rather than the shaft. When I went on to the 30 7 footers with the Spider I once again holed 22/30 just like the Stroke Lab. However, I had to hole 9 out of my last 10 to get there. The spider has a good unique feel of its own and I don't know if the Spider Tour X would have changed the results of the 25 footers. I know the Spider mini has the same insert of the X and I have been contemplating getting that one every since Taylormade released it earlier this past summer. I did however hit 10 more with from 7 ft. with the Stroke Lab and holed 8 out of 10. Just for good measure. Overall I think stroke lab is worth a try and at least for me when, everything was as equal as it could be in a human experiment, it gave me a considerable advantage from 25ft. Now does that mean I'm going to always go 8 for 30 from 25ft. all the time? No, but I'd like to think stroke lab gives me a chance to reach that number more often than not. The big factor for me with stroke lab is it will hopefully get rid of the 3 jacks. They come up every so often and keep me from being an average putter. Like Henrik I just want to be average! Hope this helps you all get out there and try your own experiments!
  8. How long have you been playing golf? What’s your handicap or normal score? So I first started playing golf about 4 years ago now and have been more of a weekend warrior up until now so my handicap hangs around the +15-20 generally. Hoping to bump that down this season. What do you love about golf? Honestly, it’s one of the hardest sports I’ve ever attempted and that’s what drew me in and now I just love having a reason to get some buddies, go out and play 9 or 18 and just have a good time. Literally nothing to worry about other than nature and water hazards. What brings/brought you to MyGolfSpy? Do you already know any other Spies? I believe I initially joined MGS in 2015 or 2016 when I saw they were looking for testers for I think a new driver. I stuck around past that and the rest is kind of history. I’ve never met any other Spy in person, but I’ve communicated with several different spies, including some living in the same area. Where are you from? What is your home course? I currently reside in Fort Wayne, IN and don’t have any particular “home course”. I just play any public course around my area from Whispering Creek to Eagle Glen to Raccoon Run or Chestnut Hills. Wherever they have an open tee time. What are the best and worst things about golf in your region? Obviously being from the Midwest, golf is a March-November sport if you’re lucky which stinks, but there are countless courses around the area. I can think of 10 off the top of my head within at least 25 miles of my house, so the choices are a big perk to my area. What do you do for a living? I am currently working as a home hospice registered nurse. So my patients are terminally ill, and my job is to ensure they are comfortable during the end of their life. Being able to provide that care in the comfort of their homes is an even bigger perk to the process, and I love being a part of such an important time in my patient’s lives and their family’s. How’d you pick your username? Okay so this isn’t a very fun question, but it was the username I was given when I started school at IU Bloomington (first three letters of first name, middle initial, first four letters of last name) and it just stuck for me as a username. Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  9. Bender is very good. I personally also enjoy following these guys on youtube among others: Mike Malaska (so interesting whether or not I would use it all or not) Maria Palozola (beyond underrated for simple stuff that works) Van Phillips Tony Luczak Golf with Aimee - I think she is teaching golf - I might watch if she was just describing paper towels also! MeandMyGolf - these guys put up so much content and it keeps getting better and most recently...... Tyler Ferrell of golfsmartacademy.com - so thorough with concise vids for drills, concepts and feels. A few I personally have viewed but now avoid for various reasons although I'm sure they have good stuff that can benefit some, I personally just do not either agree it is for mass consumption or enjoy the way they deliver their message: Clay Ballard (I think he was initially asking you to subscribe to his pay service to get the point of any video, though that may have changed), Shawn Clement (just don't think most golfers would be able to parse out the good from the bad in his overall lineup of advice), Peter Finch - just not interesting to me. Gravity Golf, those guys may have a method, but just too far from the standard range of accepted fundamentals for my taste. Monte Scheinblum GGswingtips
  10. Confession:. I've never hit a real balata ball I've always wanted to like Mojos, especially the late blue and green ones; but I've consistently found them 10 yards shorter than their more premium counterparts
  11. Tim R. ; Roseville, CA; 30-40 Rounds per year Facebook, Twitter, 5.4, 108 mph Cobra F9 speedback, Mizuno F50 3wd, Callaway 2h heavenwood, Wilson FG V6/c300 forged, Titleist SM7 Wedges - 54, 58, Wilson FG 62, Conventional length F9 irons, King Wedges, cart bag
  12. Umm, am I the only one who sees the striking resemblance? Please don't tell me the vertical stabilizers are adjustable
  13. I've posted previously for feedback on this.... I think par is the most irrelevant but constant concept in golf. What on earth does it matter??? I feel it is irrelevant for good players who go low and even more so for those who shoot well above it. Seems too often to take and keep peoples mind off of making the best total score on each hole and each round.
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  15. Thanks RevKev! It’s been a good birthday - my wife gave me a Swing Caddie, pretty psyched to get out in the back yard to try it out! Speaking of a hairy April with Easter duties at church, have you heard of Walter Ciszek’s book “With God in Russia?” He describes one Easter in the USSR that was pretty exhausting. If you’ve seen the movie “Bridge of Spies” he wasn’t named, but was one of the Americans traded by the Soviets for their spy. Anyway, it popped into my mind when you mentioned that April could be pretty busy for you...https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1063146.With_God_in_Russia
  16. I been playing golf consistently for about 4 years after my grandfather first taught me how to play when I was little. My current handicap is 14 and I would love to see that drop to 10 by the end of this year. I love the challenge it presents with the balance of precision and power but also the camaraderie between fellow golfers I originally can to MGS to gain a greater understanding behind the game and maybe catch a few tips to help lower my scores and further enjoy the game. Sadly I don’t really know any other Spies. I’m from Buffalo NY, and play many different places. Usually between Attica CC and Cazenovia Park GC for my home courses. My trade is strength and conditioning, mainly for athletes but I also work with kids and adults. I recently finished a certification in Golf Fitness that I’m start to apply in my own workouts and seeing some great results. My username is nothing fancy, just my name and some numbers but it’s always been the same. P.S. I would love to meet some of you and play a couple rounds if at all possible. Love playing new courses with good people. Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  17. Have or are you going to Innisbrook this year? Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  18. I knew it!!!![emoji33] Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  19. My routine group is split between Boston and Hartford now so we end up at Highfields or Shining Rock or others in that area because it is a middle point. I would be interested if anyone from here got together there. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  20. Thanks, my next move is demo. I will be updated about my experience
  21. Hey guys/gals! I'm a High School Basketball coach that also loves to golf. Fundraising for public school sports is always a giant pain, so I'm hoping to get a large chunk of it done in starting an annual golf tournament to raise funds for our program. I live in the Bay Area of California, so while green fees can be quite high, we also have some high income folks to target. I'm looking for some advice in how to set up and run a successful golf event. I'm currently planning on running the tournament in late September, so I have a little bit of time to plan, but according to my research that's not much. Has anyone run something like this before? How about playing in an event like this before? I'd love any insights you may have in how to attract players and sponsors, how to make the event fun for everyone! Thanks!
  22. Congratulations, enjoy your retirement you earned it. Hope you fulfill your golf dreams in good health! Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  23. Would you sell just the 50? Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  24. Welcome guys from south of the border. Sent from my iPad using MyGolfSpy
  25. Yesterday
  26. They are gone. Thanks for the messages. Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  27. That kid from Wofford played like he owed money to the mob 0-12 shooting from beyond the arc Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
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