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  1. Hitting a bunch of personal forum milestones all at once. I first joined the MGS Forum March 1, 2016, so I'm quickly approaching 5 years as a member. Like many, I'm pretty sure I initially joined for a "contest" (not realizing that review opportunities aren't contests). After lurking for almost a year and a half, my first "real" post was about my basement putting green. It's exactly the sort of thing this Forum exists for: I had a cool golf thing to talk about and needed to find a community of people who'd actually care. That post was incredibly well-received and encouraged me to get more invo
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  2. Who would ever think that someone would say best value and PXG in the same sentence.
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  3. For those who keep an eye on the Leaderboard, some congrats are in order: sometime in recent days, @Kenny B has become the very first MGS Forum member to pass the 15,000 post milestone! We have only four total members in the 10,000 post club (@Shankster, @revkev, and @Rickp are the others). @Golfspy_CG2 will be entering their august company soon. But this is Kenny B's moment. His accomplishment made me create the 15,000 post badge today, and he is the first and currently only Forum member who possesses it.
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  4. A POST OF DESTINY... A POST OF LEGEND So, before I get started diving in here I want to say something to all of you. I don’t have many friends around me in real life, most moved away after law school back to where they came from or have moved for other job opportunities. The outpouring of support in this thread has really picked up my spirits during this dark time in our history with the pandemic, the political strife, and the crappy winter months of Central New York. Just wanted to let you know that y'all are jam up folks in my book. If there’s ever an MGS get together anywhere an
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  5. Evening everyone! My name is Berg Ryman. You may know me from well, this forum. My tests of the Mizuno ST-180 Driver, the OG Odyssey Stroke Lab Line, and most recently the Ping G710 iron line. You may also know me from being a commissioner in your favorite fantasy golf or football league. But if you know one think about me is that I love my Nickent Pipe putter. Ah yes, the Nickent Pipe 001. Double bend shaft, face balanced, a firmish insert and a three dimension alignment look that is ball width extending to the back of the putter. It has been in my bag since 2006, literally 15 years this
    21 points
  6. We are locked in a massive cold wave right now: lows at 20° below zero, daytime temps barely getting back to 0°. So while golf is still a long way off, my bag is settled, and I figured it was a good time to snap some pictures for a WITB post. If I'm looking at this correctly, exactly one club remains in my bag from last year's WITB post (though in my defense, only two clubs have changed since the end of last season). Let's start with the big picture: In addition to the massive turnover in the bag, the bag itself was replaced for this season. I bought a brand new PING Pioneer c
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  7. Well there goes my Golf Galaxy gift cards and rewards certificate. After which this putter cost me $18
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  8. Please join me in wishing @HighFade a very Happy Birthday! Hope you have a great day my fellow birthday boy. And now to the BIG one. Today my twin brother and I turn 50...I never thought I'd make it but here we are. Here is me this morning wearing a birthday gift from my Mum via my wife.
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  9. These showed up over lunch to go in the 5-9 irons. Four additional shafts for the PW, GW, 54 and 58 will be here tomorrow. Have some work to do!
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  10. I've mentioned before that I work for a major auto manufacturer and one of the perks is killer deals on lease cars. I went yesterday and replaced mine with an Audi Q3. I've been wanting to lease an SUV, but never found one at the right price until recently. Our company was offering major incentives on the Audi brand and I couldn't pass it up. It rides good, looks amazing, and I've just always wanted a digital cockpit. Figuring out the radio was a hassle, but push enough buttons and it works itself out.
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  11. Would love to see a company do a utility iron + hybrid test. Each tester gets both clubs in a similar loft and then testing centers around on course performance comparisons
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  12. Just ordered this beauty. 10° with the HZRDUS Smoke Black RDX 6.0 shaft.
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  13. Put in an offer on a house yesterday which was accepted today. Barring any discoveries during inspection I'm going to be a homeowner for the 2nd time, however with a much, much larger mortgage this time around. Nervous, scared, excited, anxious -- so many questions and things to consider. One thing for sure, I am going to have to stop club-hoing and be more budget conscious which scares me more than anything.
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  14. I'm honored! I'd like to thank all my MGS friends for supporting my habit. Without you, I would still be the shy newbie I started out as almost 8 years ago. I would also like to thank my wonderful wife who puts up with me. I read her many of your posts; some she finds interesting, sometimes she laughs. She would rather play golf than talk about it. I started out with just a few threads that interested me, but I found many people here... some have come and gone... that I enjoyed reading about their journey through not just golf, but life in general. Now I look at many threads just
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  15. We'll be starting the 2021 MyGolfSpy Forum testing season soon! A little peak behind the curtain: I regularly have members ask what gear is on the calendar for the upcoming year. The total truth: we almost never know. The OEMs are really in the driver's seat when it comes to testing. Their priorities have a much greater impact on what we do in testing, and that's as it should be. (As a reminder, that's also why some tests are US only or have other restrictions.) An OEM might make a whole line of products, but they're going to offer for Forum testing the products that they want to create b
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  16. Just gonna leave this one here....Will more than happily test a SIMULATOR
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  17. Obviously, big ticket items are fun to read about. But there are small ticket items I would love to see, also: More DTC brands. I think the Sub70 test last year was wildly successful. Would love to see their wedges. But brands like Haywood Golf, Ballistic Golf, Golfworks, etc. Bringing back something like the Ping long game challenge would be cool. That was an amazing opportunity for the testers and a fun read. Shaft testing is intriguing, but kind of difficult to execute. We've had some really good efforts with the past ones, though. Experiences (though tough to do
    15 points
  18. Once again, let's not speculate on the cause. This isn't about protecting Tiger. It's because we don't know; right now, we can't know, so by definition, we'll be arguing with absolutely no ability to resolve the argument. It's a recipe for strife without resolution on the Forum. There are plenty of places to post your speculations; this won't be one of them.
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  19. ... These Aguila greens have been driving me crazy. First off the Bermuda grain is tough to read. Then the course designer is a masochist that has a TON of visual misdirections. A perfect example is #9 that is sitting beside a lake and as always the ball breaks to the water with the high point on the other side of the green ... or is it? The 2 drains in dips beside the high side are certainly a tell tale clue because the ball breaks away from the water. Standing in the fairway a good 30 yds away you can see the subtle tilt away from the water but standing on the green it looks and feels like t
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  20. Lots to say here. Let me start with a preface: these decisions are going to be personal and they will vary family by family. I'll share what informs our approach to Kirke's golf and why we're taking that approach, but other parents not only have different priorities: they have different kids. What's good for one kid is not going to be good for another, sometimes even in the same home, much less in different circumstances altogether. A good read on this is Kevin Cook's Driven. As you can see from the cover, he follows the golf students at the David Leadbetter golf academy for a
    15 points
  21. I've always been one to continually search for clubs I'm in love with by moving on from those I'm only in like with (i.e. club Ho), such each year potentially bringing a few club changes. This year I've gone a little bit crazy (call it the COVID effect if you must) and I've added a new driver (Ping G425 from the G410), a new putter (Cameron Phantom 8 from the Cameron Phantom 6.5), and most recently I was fitted for new irons. I'm going to make a big brand change in that department (To Srixon from Mizuno). If anyone desires some feedback on my driver/putter choices feel free to inquire, but
    14 points
  22. Living where one can play year round is great but on occasion I’ve found there needs to be some time off for a reset. I only played sporadically from thanksgiving to New Years and when I did my round were uninspiring - I had a good time socially but the golf was terrible. My plan was to hit it hard in the New Year and then came my COVID lockdown, Penny’s illness, a rash of funerals and an injury. I went 6 weeks with only a few SuperSpeed workouts, 1 trip to the range and one visit to the putting green. Finally got to play yesterday, the weather was ugly, windy, wet to start, showers on a
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  23. I've made the decision with my wife that I'll be joining the local semi-private golf club which is 5 minutes from our house. Slope is 140 and 141 from the member tee and the tips., maxing at at 7k yards Last year was a terror making tee times each week, but also finding a quality course to play without dealing with too many yahoos and 5 hour rounds. Looking forward to playing a fantastic course week in and week out, allowing my golf game to grow at a wonderful facility.
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  24. Thanks for asking Russ. Had a bit of a setback the past 2 plus weeks, that has kept me down and out. But hopefully the Dr's finally got me on the right track and got to the bottom of it over the weekend. So back to building up strength and stamina. Still working at home. Hopefully will be able to start checking in here a bit more regularly.
    14 points
  25. ...all of the conspiracy theorists are going to be upset that a Ping club isn't somewhere in the list. LOL
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  26. Went to the golf course today... but not for golf. @Lacassem and I went there to go sledding with the kiddos. we all had a good time but Mark needs to work on his technique getting down the hill!
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  27. The fear of a greatly reduced golf budget is real in my household with baby approaching... So I did what any dad would do with one of their few last good remaining paychecks... Called up Discount Dan's and ordered a more forgiving set of irons. TaylorMade P770 w/ DG Tour Issue X100. The Mizuno JPX 921 SELs are a great feeling iron but they are a bitter old hag when mishit. I played Tuesday and didn't fly a single approach shot long. It was a humiliating day. Couldn't hit the distance I wanted and yes, air was a bit heavy but everything was short...so I took advantage of this op
    14 points
  28. All you need to remember is this: "Tools, not jewels" Then you learn to live with the battle scars. The majority of us on the forums are such gear nerds, we're constantly thinking of the next set anyways. You might as well get some good use out of them before you have to sell them at 1/8th of the cost.
    14 points
  29. about 15 minutes ago: wife: good morning, whatcha watching? Chip: just watching dustin johnson finish up this tournament in saudi arabia wife: i thought it was in arizona Chip: no, there’s another one in arizona. that’s on later wife: oh well, good for him winning after losing his sponsor for saying f____ Chip: no, that’s Justin Thomas wife: huh? i thought he was the one you were rooting for today who’s in a big slump Chip: no, honey that’s Jordan Speith... wife: well they all look the same! Chip: well, yeah, most pro golfers are white gu
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  30. Update.. went to DSG to get the adapter removed, the guy working in the golf area didn’t know how to do it and told me to come back Monday. I saw the machine there and just did it myself and taught him in the process. And he still charged me [emoji23]
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  31. So this will be my 3rd 3/4 wood in like 4 months.. Yes.. I may have a problem here Needless to say I've got a taste for a slightly vintage make. Ultimately I've been looking for a slightly larger 3 wood but more of a driver alternative. When I play with my dad, we're usually playing 2 tees forward so I'm finding that a lot of courses put the trouble right about where my drive lands. If I can get a full swing but cut about 20 yds off, that would be optimal. 13.5* should hopefully do the trick. Additionally when I'm playing with my buddies and am playing a tight course or my driver just
    14 points
  32. To support my buying habits and feel okay about them, I find ways to perform crazy transactions. For example, related to that SIM Max above: Purchase price of the SIM Max was $499 but I traded in a PXG 0811 XF Gen 2 for like $320 trade credit (50% trade in bonus and PXGs were expensive at the time) Sold the stock TM Ventus Red (non-velocore) on ebay for slightly over $100. Bought a Ventus Red Velocore for $150 on ebay. Sold for about $200 after 1 year of use. Did have to buy back a stock shaft to trade in with the SIM Max, so got a TM stock Ventus Blue (non-Velo
    13 points
  33. A while back the company I work for merged with another company. We're both top companies to work for prior to the merger and the new company has been really working to keep that going. They worked to take the best of both companies benefits and comp plans and really gave us a great package of stuff, especially considering COVID (I have no more medical premiums taken out of my check, they cover 100%!!! -and the plan was basically the same as we had, no change in doctors either.) The only downside for me personally has been the 90 mile round trip commute before everyone began working fr
    13 points
  34. So I got permission from the doctor to hit balls on Friday - that was a rocky start. Lots of ground balls and ugly stuff but started to find it. So my wife said I could play today after church if I brought dinner home. Tee’d off at 2 in serious wind ancon and off drizzle - 6 iron on 3 from 140, 6 iron on 5 from 175 kind of wind. Turned in 41. But I found something on 7 that held on the back where I shot 35. Not bad for a guy who hadn’t played since January 5th on very difficult course. My only bogey on the back came on the bayou hole. 185 over a Bayou, I hit my 7 wood over, beautiful p
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  35. A day late and a dollar short... Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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  36. Wife grabs phone.... Hello TODD at Discount Dan's......what are you wearing?!?!?!?!?! uuuuhhhhh....Khakis......a callaway shirt.......
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  37. Just got this for wife since she's so obsessed with distance and using ARRCOS app on her phone. I figure it's better then the blender or vacuum I was thinking for Valentines Day [emoji12] Sent from my iPad using MyGolfSpy
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  38. My special order MMT shafts came in this week. Very quick turnaround time from Mitsubishi, I think it took less than a day from time of order to grips4less receiving them and then shipping to me took one additional day. Side note, I used grips4less for a lot of things in the past month and they've been fantastic to work with, and the free shipping over $75 is awesome. The hybrid shaft is matte while the utility is gloss to match the iron shafts. The original plan was just to start with one hybrid shaft in the Super Hybrid, but I figured I ordered a second shaft and might as wel
    12 points
  39. And can't wait to hear the Callaway loyalist who scream MGS has a bias against them..ha
    12 points
  40. It might be cold out but the fire is throwing some degrees so all is good
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  41. Picked this up for my 2.5 year old, blessing of no power at work... getting to spend the day with him while his sister is at school and moms at work! Boys day at the range! [emoji2] the kid is a natural! Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
    12 points
  42. We all know the pandemic has disrupted supply chains all over the world and the golf industry was not spared. Place an order for a club today and your delivery window can be weeks out and it might even get pushed further out as you wait for a shipping notification From people in the industry I’ve talked to, the main issue is components: Grips and Shafts. For example the X Flex Aldila White shaft that’s a stock offering in the Ping line? Not available until April The most popular/basic grip of all time, the Golf Pride Tour Velvet? Nobody knows when they’ll be readily availabl
    12 points
  43. Not only is it Valentine's day, its my wife and i's anniversary as well. Had Japanese A5 Wagyu that i cooked at home. First time having it. The best way to describe it is fat interspersed with a bit of meat, but in a delicious way. Not pictured is all the other stuff we ate lol.
    12 points
  44. Result not much better than @Lacassem
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  45. I believe in miracles. It's February and I get a little stir crazy. I was working on my golf room to make some more improvements. Figured I would work on it till 3:00 and then come up and and watch some golf. I came up at 3:15 and there is my wife watching golf and yelling encouraging remarks at Jordan. Could it be true... have I converted my wife into a golf fan.
    12 points
  46. I have scheduled myself for a putter fitting on Monday. I am excited
    12 points
  47. I can't say I actually bought it. But I did buy the sewing machine for my wife for Xmas. She had started turning old jerseys and Hawaiian shirts into driver covers. So this is my new driver cover.
    12 points
  48. Does 12 feet count as close? Asking for a friend...
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