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  1. 17 points
    Been a busy couple of days gang. Spent Monday at the Tour Edge Media Day at Lake Nona - with presentations by Lamkin, onCore, Finn Scooters, Seed Golf balls, ShotScope and a few others. Got to see the new Tour Edge lineup - and as always it’s quite good, and the EXS220 3-wood is definitely going in the bag. Your faithful MGS team placed second in the Texas Scramble with a 10 under - we lost by one [emoji17][emoji17] Demo Day yesterday was unbelievably cold and windy - but still a good time as always. Most interesting things to me: the new Honma TR20 lineup - both irons are seriously legit and the driver sound and feel was fantastic - I’m also a new found believer in their Vizard shafts. We also took the Wilson 8-iron challenge - they were stung by our ball test and while they said yes, soft is slow, that doesn’t mean soft is short. We hit the new Duo Soft + head to head with ProV1 - Harry hit them both the same distance, Chris gained 4 yards carry and I gained 2. Point made. They did say the whole point wasn’t to show that everyone should play a Duo - for better players it won’t spin enough on the green for them. But as we all know an awful lot of ProV players probably shouldn’t be - and that they won’t be losing Distance with Duo. Chatted with Lynx for quite a while A they definitely fixed the sound and feel of their switch face driver. Last year we only had a few shits with it - and the sound wasn’t quite right. They had hoped to release it last April, but sound issues and R&A/USGA issues got in the way. They fixed both and it felt very very good and seems to perform as well. Lynx also introduced a really fascinating new line of junior clubs called Ai. Watch out for these - they did something truly unique. SQAIRZ golf shoes was intriguing as well. The New Hampshire based company says it’s shoe is made for stability and both Chris and I tried them on. Just standing there you felt more stable and they seemed to keep you grounded during the swing. They felt very comfortable, but the looks might be a bit polarizing. The square toe and overall large,uhhh, footprint made it look an awful lot like a cross-country ski boot. Didn’t bother me much, but it will probably annoy some. Japanese OEMS OnOff, Fourteen and PRGR we’re together on demo day - you want soft forged irons, look no further. And speaking of soft forged irons, the Mizuno MP20 HMB’s are an early contender for bag status. Oh. My. Gawd! Here are some pix. The show opens today - I’ll be attending the KBS breakfast, a couple of presentations on pace of play and visiting as many booths as possible. Tonight will be an Orlando Magic game with Golf Pride. Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  2. 16 points
    Arrived....... Just three days before the Club Championship......so I gotta wait until next week to put them in the bag. But I cheated.....went out yesterday evening and played in the Wednesday Night Shootout..,,just 9 holes, but it was fun! As expected, the irons are 1/2 club longer and fly higher! #CobraCONNECT using the King Cobra F8’s. Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  3. 16 points
    In my recent iron fitting I also looked at what to have in the bag between driver and 4 iron. Going with just my Exotics EX-9 Long set at 15* as it hits the gap below driver just right. There’s really no need to have anything between the Z585 4 iron and the Exotics, so this is the set-up starting 2020. I’m going with the Flash SZ set at 9*, up from 8*, because my spin on Trackman was showing to be 1700-1900, and that’s too low. I’m going to see if setting it at 9* keeps my launch ok, and spin just over 2000. Callaway Epic Flash Sub Zero 9*, Graphite Design AD-IZ 70 X, 45.25” Tour Edge Exotics EX-9 Long 13* set at 15*, Xphlexxx Agera 70X, 43.5” Srixon Z585 4/5, Nippon Modus 120X, +1”, std lie/loft Srixon Z785 6-PW, Nippon Modus 120X, +1”, std lie/loft Vega VC-06 50/54/58, True Temper DG X100, +1”, 1* flat SeeMore M5 HT, 36.5” Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  4. 16 points
    Things are winding down this morning - Harry and I might head over the show for one last go-round, but Day 3 is always a light day. Day 2 was, however, was a long one, with a lot of ground covered. Harry and Chris attended an ARCCOS breakfast meeting - it appears they finally have the phone-in-the-pocket thing solved with an module that attaches to your belt. As I understand it, you still need to be in relative close proximity to your phone, but it doesn't have to be physically on you. They're also doing some things with their app - I don't have the details but the boys do - that led ARCCOS's founder to declare that within two years, the laser rangefinder will be obsolete. Bold. I had an interesting conversation with Terry Koehler. We were supposed to chat for about 15 minutes, which turned into 45. I'd spoken on the phone with Terry often but had never met him. He's 65, but hasn't lost his passion for the game. He showed me the head of one of his new wedges (no pictures - not yet!), and it's very nice looking and you can notice there's quite a bit of mass on the upper portion of the head to raise the CG significantly - moreso than any other wedge I've seen. Not sure if he'll have his inventory available in time for Most Wanted testing - he's open to it and if his stuff is in, I'm betting he will submit. Also spoke with Scott White from Ben Hogan - you can expect some pretty cool new stuff from Hogan by the end of February, as well as several other product launches over the course of the year. Things are happening in Fort Worth! One of note is Hogan has signed a deal with Club Champion to have its heads there for fitting - and Club Champion will do the build. They're also looking to take the next step an open up qualified fitters around the country. I don't think they're ready for a big network, but the DTC model can only go so far, and they realize that. Still, the crawl-walk-run mindset is a good one for them. Met with ECCO Shoes - they'll be releasing a 10-year commemorative model of the Fred Couples shoe - the one he wore at the 2010 Masters that kind of started the whole ECCO/spikeless craze. It'll be released March 1st and is pretty much an exact replicate of that shoe, at the 2010 price of $159.00. Took a walk through what we call Desperation Row - the section of the show where the booths are cheap and the products are, uhh, questionable, Saw the B-52 tee - robot tested and guaranteed to give you 7 more yards. Also saw the two-finger gloves - there's really no way to describe it other than you can barely call it a glove. Then there was the magnetic tee-ballmarker-divot tool holder that connects to your shoe because, you know, the pocket is just sooooo inconvenient. Made the rounds with some of the lesser-known putter companies and was particularly impressed with Bloodline - the putter that stands up on its own. Not sure if I've ever rolled a better feeling putter. I was fully prepared to not like it, but could easily see putting it in the bag - it was that good. Being able to stand the putter up for alignment isn't a totally crazy idea, and if you think it's going to "slow down the game," I seriously doubt it. You have to line the putt up anyway - this is just a different way of doing it. The shaft is a very, very, VERY light composite - so much so that they ship it with a protective plastic tube that you need to put in your bag to keep it safe. It needs to be light to have the low balance point, but if you want to game one, you're going to have to treat your putter differently. It might be worth it. Saw the new IndiGolf putters - the Allison and the Ramone. They were okay - a little busy looking for my taste, but not bad. The names came from a cool place - Ramone for the Ramones and the Allison for the old Elvis Costello song with the line all putters should hope for - "My aim is true...." Saks Parente has two new putters - an Anser style and a sorta/kinda 8802 looking model - albeit a hell of a lot bigger. The Asner model was legit, and they had three different composite shafts to try and it interesting how you could tell the difference. Pictures to come....
  5. 15 points
    Here’s an answer........... Buy clubs with lofts that aren’t “jacked”! Clubs from 1980 were jacked compared to 1960. 1960s were jacked compared to 1920. 1920s were jacked compared to 1261 when the first known reference to “kolf” was made by the Dutch! While you’re at it, buy a bunch of feathers covered with leather, because ball tech is the REAL problem these days! Good gracious. Play. A. 30*. Five. Iron. If. It. Makes. You. HAPPY! p.s. Make sure to “drive” to the course in your horse-drawn wagon too because car engines have gotten way too fast! Heck, why use the internet?! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  6. 14 points
    I finally get to make my initial 2020 post here SIM Max 9.0 Ventus (stock) Red cut to 45" SIM Max 18 degree 5w Ventus Blue (stock I'm probably more excited about the 5w than the Driver. It will ---i hope fill a need at 190 to 200 yards that I don't currently have.
  7. 14 points
    Played 18 with only my white ball stash. Played whole round with same ball. Simply put: the best round I have played in close to 3 decades! Played men's forward tees 5310 yards. TOTAL SCORE: 78!! NO penalties, NO 6's, 11 pars, 2 fairway sand traps that did not affect scores at all 30 putts, 85% fairways off the tee. HOLE 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 OUT 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 IN TOT Handicap: 16.6 RED65.10/105 305 425 310 135 320 315 330 85 445 2670 360 370 140 450 360 105 150 265 440 2640 5310 Course Hdcp: 10 PAR 4 5 4 3 4 4 4 3 5 36 4 4 3 5 4 3 3 4 5 35 71 INDEX 13 11 3 15 9 7 5 17 1 6 2 14 12 10 18 8 16 4 HCP NET My Score 4 5 4 3 5 5 4 4 4 39 4 5 3 5 5 4 3 5 5 39 78 10. 68 I am NOT crazy enough to claim the ball was the cause to my best score since the late 1980s. however... Drives were longer than ever: 210-235 on all driver uses, and well centered in terms of line. Some of that must be the result of comfort with my PING G410+ driver. I have only had it for just over 2 months. Still every time better results. Perhaps a solid combination of both additions. The greatest improvement was in the way the ball bit on wedges and chips. I think I had saved 4-6 strokes on that alone. Add a few lucky breaks, good putting and no penalties, I am ecstatic. It is fair to add that as this was the first time playing the RX on course; it had to have a solid contribution .
  8. 14 points
    And FedEx came through. Two nice big boxes, one with clubs and one with a PXG carry bag. Just a few initial thoughts. The level of detail in the packaging was just amazing. All clubs were in this foam box insert that kept them safe and sound. A quick check on specs and all are dead on from real quick check, will dig in a bit more this afternoon. Overall just very well done by PXG on the deliver aspect. And these blades are just dead gorgeous Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. 14 points
    20 years in the US Navy today. Grateful!
  10. 14 points
    Poll Results, Their Effects on the League, and the Playoff Format Here's a quick rundown of how the polls shook out and how they affect your week-to-week team management.... Draft Date & Time. The setup seemed to work for more than half the league so thanks to everyone who was able to join and special thanks to those who set up auto draft prior. Once we got past the first round, the draft really flew by. 1 hour total was fantastic to cover so many picks. FAAB. @Undershooter posted how it works. The only note I'll add is that since we only drafted 6 players last night, you still need to hit the waiver wire for your remaining 2. The $200 budget is for the whole season. Once you're out, you can only win $0 bids. Best Ball, Best 4. What does this mean? It means there's no start/sit decisions to make. You have 8 players on your team and the decisions is your total roster from week to week. The best 4 scores count to your total. Be careful who you drop though because those players become available to the rest of the league. Regular Season H2H. We're playing everyone vs everyone, every week. Or, just think of it like we're playing tournaments like the PGA. Whatever place you fall in the league is how many "wins" you get. In Live Scoring, the matchups tab is going to look crazy. I recommend watching the "All Teams" part of that to get a gauge for where you stand vs the rest of the league. This format is great because it's 100% matchup proof and the best teams will succeed. The downside is Fantrax doesn't have a great way to display it. PLAYER DUPLICATES. This wasn't a vote but there's been lots of questions about it. There are 4 copies of each player. 4 of Brooks, 4 of Rickie, 4 of Tiger....etc. YOU CANNOT OWN MORE THAN ONE COPY OF A GIVEN PLAYER. This causes a glitch in the matrix. In our test league, we were actually able to complete a trade that put 2 of JT onto one team....only problem is, the 2nd JT disappeared altogether once it went through. We reported this bug to Fantrax but will need to keep an eye on any trades that go through to ensure you don't put yourself in a pickle. +++++++++++++++++++++++ Playoffs. We've had a different format in each of the 3 seasons thus far. It's hard work to find something that makes sense for golf and keeps things interesting down to the final week. This one will closely mimic the FedEx playoffs and runs during the same weeks. 30 teams make the playoffs, 20 from the first event advance, and the final 10 will compete for the League Championship Points are reset heading into the playoffs. From there, the totals are cumulative (ie. points from the first playoff event carry to your 2nd and 3rd.) Bonuses are awarded based on regular season finish. 1st: 40 2nd: 35 3rd: 30 4th: 25 5-10: 20 10-20: 10 20-30: Good Luck Does this all make sense? If not, please get your questions out now so you can be informed as the season progresses. I've also got some of the previous posts explaining other things tagged at the top of this thread page in "Hot Links." You can see it on the desktop version.
  11. 13 points
    And we have our winners! But first: data! The odds of correctly picking eleven 50/50 guesses (like a coin toss) is about 1/2,000. With just under 300 entries, we wouldn't necessary expect a perfect entry—but we got one! To be sure, the odds aren't exactly 50/50 for each of these props. Oddly, the most lopsided vote was for the National Anthem length. Apparently, you guys have strong feelings that the Anthem goes long. It doesn't, and so 2/3 of the entries were out of the race for a perfect sheet before the game began. On the one prop that genuinely is a 50/50 shot—the coin toss—the guesses were weighted toward heads. The toss was tails. After the Anthem and the coin toss, roughly 250/300 of us had already gotten one prop wrong. That's a rough start! In forum administration news, I beat @GolfSpy STUDque and @GolfSpy Dave to take home the doesn't-actually-exist mod trophy. If you want to check how you finished, the complete results are in this spreadsheet. But now the real competition with the real prizes: We had a tie for second/third. @Jason Day and @Parsorbetter345 each nailed every prop except for the Anthem time. Unfortunately—ahem—neither completed the tie break by posting a final total score in the contest thread. So the mods huddled up (metaphorically) and called an audible (also metaphorical): whoever posted his picks first would take second place. Since Parsorbetter345 got his picks posted on Tuesday night and Jason Day did his last Wednesday, Parsonbetter345 nabs second place. Jason Day takes third. And now a major round of applause for the only perfect set of picks in our contest: @bogeyboy69! Adding to his impressive entry: his tie break score was 55, only 4 points off the actual number. As a reminder, Jason Day will be getting a sweet set of Fujikura/MyGolfSpy alignments sticks. Parsorbetter345 gets a set of the sticks and a PING glove. And bogeyboy69 gets the sticks, the glove, and a MyGolfSpy hat! Congrats to these forum members and thanks to all for playing!
  12. 13 points
    When I got home from work today this was waiting for me.... just in time for my trip to the WGHOF, I leave Sunday.... this is going to be AWESOME.... Chris
  13. 12 points
    With the release of the USGA/R&A Distance Report this week, it seems the perfect time to offer a review of a shaft that is designed for....guess what...more club head speed. The Fujikura Motore X shafts hit stores this week, and even debuted in the bag of at least one PGA Tour Pro at the Waste Management. You can read all the details of the new shaft on the home page in this first look piece by My Golf Spy's Chris Nickel, to see how Fujikura says they are able to "Multiply" a drivers swing speed. Read it Here Will it work for you? Well that's what we're going to ask five forum members--that reside in the United States--- to test for themselves and report back to the forum on the results The five testers will go through a phone fitting with a Fujikura fitter to determine the best model for them. They will then receive the shaft put it through paces on the range--Ideally with a launch monitor access--and on the course over several weeks, track and monitor the results versus their current gamer, then write and publish their full length review here on the forum. Testers will be required to keep up an ongoing dialogue in the review thread while testing the shaft. Once the testers are selected and most likely during the phone fitting, you will be asked what driver head you are using, and the shaft will be sent with the adapter for that head, you will be all set to put it on and go test!! How to Apply to Enter Read ALL the details below and enter your information in a post in this thread. PLEASE DO NOT QUOTE THIS POST IN YOUR REPLY. JUST PROVIDE THE INFO REQUESTED. Testing is for US Residents per the OEM's request. First Name/State Current Driver Shaft Current Driver Swing Speed What if anything would you like to improve in regards to your driver shaft..such as more or less spin, better dispersion, more distance..etc. Do you have regular access to a Launch Monitor--Not required, but would be helpful in testing. That's it, we'll be selecting the testers sometime late next week. Good Luck!
  14. 12 points
    I know sticking to one brand goes against the MGS way, but I really enjoy it. I'm from Chicago and it's fun celebrating a classic brand based out of my city that really makes great stuff. They lack the credit they deserve and I don't mind the fact that just about all of it can be found at a great price. So here's what I'm working with: Driver: Wilson Cortex 9.5* with Graphite Design G-60 Red X-stiff Fairway: Wilson FG Tour F5 17* with Axivcore Black X-stiff (at 16*) Hybrid: Wilson M3 21* with Aldila Phenom 85 Stiff (at 20*) Utility: Wilson V4 Utility 4 iron with Aldila Green 105S Irons: Wilson FG Tour V6 5-GW, S300 AMT Wedges: Wilson PMP 55, 59 KBS Hi-rev 2.0 Putter: Wilson Staff 8802 milled Next moves: Wilson Staff Model Wedges once I can get them in custom shafts. The stock are too light. I also need the new utility but haven’t been able to test it yet. Also, my bag is from Shapland Bags. They're an up and coming name in the golf industry that everyone needs to check out. Their bags are phenomenal. Let me know what you think! Thanks, Peter
  15. 12 points
    Hey guys, you all really are a top notch group and thank you for your feedback. This is a learning moment for me as well and I welcome moments like this to help me become a better person. just to provide some additional clarity, I didn't intend for this to be a specific age-bashing rant. I'm just curious if anybody else is noting the same observations that I am. I could very well just be starting to become the spitting image of my old man "who we all swore we'd never be like" when we were younger :P. In fact, a couple of weeks ago I had one of the most enjoyable rounds in along time with my pops, and 2 college aged kids that were nothing short of stellar individuals. Anybody who knows me personally, would vouch that I'm really not a fire spitting hot head that looks for trouble around every corner. 9.5 times out of 10 I have skin thick enough to not get bothered by things. I've replayed this situation back removing my daughter from the equation and I'm certain that my reaction and possible overreaction would have been significantly different. I've had numerous rounds where a ball lands close by and I felt that my playing partners reactions were a bit overplayed. I guess it was just my hot button at that moment. In fact, on a par 4 on the back, one of the guys in the group behind us smashed a drive that ended up rolling through our green while we were putting. My daughter was safe in the cart. While the guys I was playing with weren't thrilled, I looked back and gave the guy a big thumbs up for getting a 300+ bomb. They drove up and apologized, we laughed about buying us beers (diet coke for me), and that was a good time. On a more positive note, I'm very proud to admit that my daughter is one of the most polite little kids that I know and hopefully because of the better examples we set. Also to add one more important detail, I wasn't raising my voice in the slightest. I re-read my initial post and it could be misconstrued that I was screaming death threats at the kid. In the moment I made certain that I wasn't raising my voice and my daughter was far enough away to not hear dad's potty mouth. I think it was really the kid's lack of emotion or empathy that just sent me through the roof. She did however say something along the lines of "daddy were you telling that guy that he almost hit me and that next time he needs to say FORE?" "yes sweetie.. something like that". So even in that instant, my daughter knew that he was in bad form. Thanks again for all of your input.
  16. 12 points
    It has nothing to do with age, believe me. Most of my"negative" interactions on the golf course have been from gentleman much older than me. Ignorant and rude people are ignorant and rude people. Age has nothing to do with it. Like Rob said, I would have probably said something and then if I didn't get a response I would have moved on - especially if my kid was with me.
  17. 12 points
    So I am back from my fitting. Not even sure where to start as this was like no other experience that I have had getting fit for golf clubs. I guess first, my apologies as I didn’t take any pictures. The fitting was fun but very business like which was a good thing. The first comment that I can make is that the studio and the technology was top notch and the fitter was one of the best that I have ever dealt with. Name a shaft, any shaft and they more than likely have it available to hit. The second comment would be that I left with a bag that if I had my pick to start I wouldn’t have ended up where I did. This is not a bad thing at all and we actually built a bag that has purpose behind it. My main goal going in was irons that flight down and hitting fairways. Also wanted to see if I could do graphite through the bag as an option. So what did I get. Let’s go top down.... Driver: I went with the 0811 XF with a Graphite Design AD VR 6x. We went with the 10.5* head lofted down to 9* to get the open look at address. I was impressed that the fitter was not only able to get me into a driver that ticked all the boxes for me. Ball speed was in the mid 160s with great launch and spin numbers. 3 wood: This was one that we spent a lot of time on to get right. I wanted something that was a low spin monster off the tee but I could launch up when I needed it to. Talk about two polar opposite asks on this one. I lost count of the shafts that I hit but started with a HZRDUS Yellow smile, a Fuji TS, Atmos, and a few Graphite Design shafts before settling on the final combo. Ended up with an 0341x with the low spin setting and a Graphite Design AD TP 7x. Hybrid: Was between hybrid and five wood going in and once I saw the hybrid I was sold. These clubs just look great at address. This may have been the easiest to fit with just one shaft and I was sold. Went with the 19* 0317x with a KBS Proto 95x. Irons: This was the part I got completely wrong in what I wanted coming in. I was thinking of a blended set between the P model and the T model with graphite. The only pet that was right was it was a blended set. I went with the 0311 T in the 4,5 and 6 with 0311 ST in the 7,8,9 and PW. For gapping the ST will be bent 1* strong. The shafts we went with were KBS $ Taper 130x and that was a shock to me. We tried every graphite option they had and we just could not get the desired launch, spin and peak height into the window that I wanted. My goal is to flight the ball lower and I think we built a set that stock shots fly where I want them and I can still hit them up if I need to. Wedges: Went with the new Sugar Daddy wedges in 50*, 54* and 60*. The 50 has the $ Taper 130x and the 54 and 60 have TTDG S400s. I will say that the 58* with 7* of bounce shocked with with just how versatile it is. The grind is very unique and it was the shock of the bag to me. Putter: Gen 2 Spitfire with a double bend shaft at 34”. Was the best of the lot for me and really was just a throw in to get the full back deal. Come spring and my T Squared is back in the bag. Well the last thing that anyone needs to talk about with PXG is price. I am not putting this out there for any other reason than for knowledge and comparison. I did the full bag promo that was 14 unique clubs, a bag and a hat which was just under $6k with the Sugar Daddy wedges. If you go with the forged wedges the price is about $500 lower. The shafts in the top end of the bag were a slight upcharge but much less than half of what other OEMs charge for the same shaft. Overall I am happy with the experience and have a bag that was built top to bottom for what I wanted and my game. For me, this was a once in a lifetime shot to do something that I always wanted to do and PXG did not disappoint. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    This belongs in the Happy Thread:
  21. 11 points
    i posted these in a KBS Thread I started. But they belong here just as well. A combo I have been working on putting together for a while, had to buy the irons first then send them out to KBS for the shafts. Titleist T300 5-GW standard length and li KBS TGI 80 R flex
  22. 11 points
    No club purchases yet this year. But anxious to get this on the course and see all the new features.
  23. 11 points
    So we decided to buy a house in San Diego and put in an offer on a place the other day. It's our first home purchase so we're hoping everything works out! Either way, exciting times for Casa de Hicksta!
  24. 11 points
    Federal and State Tax Returns filed, and a nice refund should be on its way shortly
  25. 11 points
    After a couple rounds at 80, I finally broke it today. First time since last Fall. First time at Pebble Creek in two years. Today I shot 35/44:79! Even Par on front with one bogie and one birdie. Then, screwed the pooch on the back with a 44... 2 Doubles, 2 Pars & 5 Bogies. Weather was in upper 40’s and 50’s. I gamed my entire bag of Cobra F8’s with EVNROLL putter. I played a Maxfli Softfli ball due to the cooler weather conditions . P.S. the dots on the scorecard represent the round robin we were playing. #CobraCONNECT using the new F8’s from Cobra Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  26. 11 points
    Got out for 18 today and more B X testing. 36/47 for an 83 8/14 FiR 10/18 GiR 34 Putts After playing even on the front with 2 birds and 2 bogeys and feeling really good. I hooked one OB onto the street on #11 for a quad, and tripled #16. What a dumb hobby, haha!
  27. 11 points
    Neurologist just left - after a really tough few days there was lots of overnight improvement. It looks like we are heading home today! Thanks all for the thoughts and prayers Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
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    This new Scotty is legit! The face is hot, feels amazing, better than the insert models. Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
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    After the show we held a 6-person Mini Golf Shootout - the first ever MyGolfSpy Mini Golf Classic - at the Pirate’s Cove on International Drive. In a victory for every round-bellied gray hair out there, yours truly blitzed the kids, running away with a 6 stroke victory. Here’s a shot of the champ with his trophy, as well as the obligatory WITB.... Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  30. 11 points
    Simple answer - get fit. It's the only way of knowing what is going to work for your swing. Shafts that are "high launch" don't automatically launch the ball higher and low launch shafts dont launch the ball lower. All it means is they have different bend and stiffness profiles and everyone reacts differently to weight, stiffness and profile. Before spending over a thousand dollars on a new set of irons, go to club champion or True Spec and spend the $100 on an iron fitting. It will be worth every penny
  31. 11 points
    Here are some pix from yesterday... These won the award for the dumbest products at the show. It makes you wonder... Very much liked rolling the Bloodline, the Indy Golf putters are okay, the Saks Parente answer style was very good. MNML stand/Sunday bag - nice little bag that’s light, made for walking with a slot for your phone so you take pix of your swing and a built in charger and speaker. ECCO celebrates 10th anniversary of Fred Couples using their shoe at the Masters. Dropping 3/1 for $159. New Sky Caddie LX5 watch - seriously like the graphics and the touch screen. Great price at $299 with a 3-year subscription included. If you re-up for another three years it’s another &120, which is still less expensive than the Garmin that follows... The RZN ball is back. Nike’s last ball was actually pretty good - and the folks that made it still have the patent so it’s making a comeback. We’ll find out the price today. These caught my eye - a company that makes unique prizes for gold tourneys... Golf Gum? Why the hell not... Now here’s a single rider cart... We’re having a late breakfast now - the off to the last day of the show to tape a new No Putts Given... Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  32. 11 points
    I bit the bullet after seeing the Mevo+ stuff from the PGA show. The Mevo+ looks outstanding, but I'm going to wait to see if there are better deals around Black Friday next year, even $100 or $200 off would be a big deal. I still need a full size mat, iPad and netting before the Mevo+ would be usable at home. And who knows, maybe SkyTrak will have some good updates by then, too? Looking forward to adding a bunch of new metrics to my practice sessions. The Mevo offers a lot more data than what my current Swing Caddie SC200 does. The biggest thing I'm excited about is the storage of swing data and the auto-clipping of video within the app. Right now I do all of that in a manual fashion, and the process is quite time consuming.
  33. 11 points
    The negativity, cynicism, and outright ignorance about new releases by some on here is absolutely nauseating. If you don't care about new golf equipment and enjoying the game, why are you here? People get some sort of high by talking down about everything and telling people that they aren't enjoying the game correctly? Get the hell out of here. This is a community of golfers that like new equipment, old equipment, playing for best score, playing for fun. People who buy new equipment every month every year or every decade. Who gives anyone the right to be a source off constant negativity? Let's have fun. Talk about our experiences playing, trying new equipment, etc. This whining about new equipment and marketing is annoying and brings absolutely nothing relevant or interesting to our community. If you want to get on a soap box with hot takes, go post on Facebook or Twitter.
  34. 11 points
    Happy freaking Monday, y’all! My package of goodness arrived today, and I am legitimately excited to start testing. As it turns out,[mention=72400]yungkory[/mention] and I are playing 18 this afternoon so I’ll post some initial thoughts after the round. FINALLY, THE TOUR B TRAIN HAS ARRIVED IN HAWAII!
  35. 11 points
    Not a club purchase but not much I can do with all this darn snow....so finished off the collection! Got all 9! Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  36. 11 points
    Order placed today for SIM Max driver 9* with Ventus Red SIM Max5 wood with Ventus Blue 6 The big tease is when I go on the TM Dealer site, the status shows....Being Built. But then reality shows itself as Ship Date is Feb 6 Waiting is the hardest part.
  37. 11 points
    The problem with buying new clubs is when you get them, do you really want to him them? I mean come on so clean! Sent from my SM-G950U using MyGolfSpy mobile app
  38. 10 points
    10.5 SIM Max Roger Dunn gave me $328 for the flash, it was hard to say no. With the credit I had, I paid $130 out of pocket. Tracking down a "real" Ventus to put in it and test, but if I can't get one the stock non velocore Ventus actually felt really nice!
  39. 10 points
    How about a shorter shaft with larger Turbulators? LOL
  40. 10 points
    Not maybe... it's a fact!! However, sunny again today, no wind and above freezing... guess I'll go play!! I'll practice on a crappy day!
  41. 10 points
    So Saturday is golf day for me at Kinderlou Forest in Valdosta, GA. It’s a fantastic golf course with some great guys who are members there. Every Saturday we play a points game (1 pt for bogey, 2 for par, 4 for birdie, and 8 for eagle) where everyone has a points quota to get, and the guy who goes the most over his quota wins. It’s handicapped so that the 15 handicap guy can compete against scratch golfers, and in our case, the pros. Everyone puts $20 in the pot, and not only do we play for points, but there are skins (if you are the only one to birdie or eagle a hole you win a skin) and closest to the pins on all par threes. With this group of golfers you really have to play well to have a shot at winning anything. Closest to the pins are usually won by someone sticking their shot to within 5 feet of the hole, and skins are the great unknown, because you can birdie what you think is a hard hole and not get a skin, or you can birdie an easy hole and it holds up. You just never know. Winning the dogfight usually requires you to go at least +8 and shoot lights out. Since joining Kinderlou I have never won the dogfight, but I’ve gotten 2nd place a few times, and I’ve won skins a few times. Again, you just never know. Today it was 46 degrees and overcast when we teed off at 9:30 am and it never got above 50 degrees. I know you folks with snow on the ground will tell me to just be happy I am playing golf, but this was the kind of cold that was wet and biting you to the core as the wind is always whipping at Kinderlou. My playing partners were all struggling to stay warm all round long. With all that said, I shot my lowest round ever in the dogfight, with a 76, and this was the first time I’ve win a closest to the pin on any par 3, as I stuck an 8 iron from 145 yards on the eighth hole to 4 feet, 9 inches from the hole. One of my better ball striking rounds, as I hit almost every fairway, and also hit 12 greens, which is 4 above my average. It was a good day on the golf course!
  42. 10 points
    Feeling pretty proud of myself. Started (officially) in a new role this week, and my employer did a profile of me for their social media. https://www.facebook.com/BarwonHealth/?__tn__=kC-RH-R&eid=ARAM9FnQGbF_0tlqymNm0OgThfbIjedKhQLVVIS-NOpyXyU7TTKrUV41USdOiOmHCFbwgoFgGncs4iK5&hc_ref=ARRF-kWeHEZBdclHK_YFfwSFSdHONt_nZkGqMWt0oaCrzKSDXLwdf1kCFn-lP2zdPpg&fref=nf&__xts__[0]=68.ARCfAXTPwDgvSdVadumGuDy78KB_Z1WjCH6xdnb2FixGFvaapLcvpNbICqTBmcLJumUVMEy5vQvZWsL9nyc9mwa4LGqmC8Sd7hIGVwYbrTJg-tac1P4jy8gxb2bD08dYLBXATOqOH7OnhUtigp8XOOduuB6q8IbmYidSRgbN914pTyRoKToyPnDmBatDtS8Xwc8iyS6Tr74Lh2d4SJdVsm4lWB-nPz5TnwGHt4sPIygMwdVDKRGGtRYNjHhohtCq8bhQfoW0IEWtVlwoWCBEAFfE38YSdMqBixGNj2kIezF6kOaK3w8hq7WHfSMPVqX6hnEyg3HBAi_280Nqebm-EGjhwPg2zwMoxwm1cQg5sOgqzXw Apart from me not thinking my hair is as red as the picture, I'm pretty pleased with how it came up.
  43. 10 points
    Forget the room. We want to see a 150 foot putt down the hotel hallway @GolfSpy MPR style
  44. 10 points
    Friday Bacon Boys. Took the G410 irons out after playing Mizuno’s last 3-4 times out. First 2 holes disaster even though I parred them, chipping & putter saved my “bacon”, [emoji52]. Then started to hit them well and felt pretty good, decent Distance and height. Going to keep them in the bag for a while Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  45. 10 points
    ... For those that have never been to the PGA Show, after doing it several years it can get a little boring waiting in line for hours on Demo Day to hit clubs you know are going to be good. Or waiting to talk to someone at the Show about a product you already know pretty well. The real treat is finding a product that was off your radar and then being very impressed with it and even putting it in your bag. Obviously you found a gem in the rough with the Bloodline putter, maybe even something you might never have had an opportunity to try. Great stuff Barbajo! ... And for novelty enjoyment, finding ridiculous products that you just have to laugh at. A tee that adds 7 yards? Use two and gain 14 yards! Everyone knows how easy golf is on your back so bending down to your shoe to get your ball marker and divot repair off your shoe must have been designed and marketed by a Chiropractor.
  46. 10 points
    Went through a driver fitting at Club Champion earlier today. I love my Callaway Epic Flash Sub Zero head but was pretty iffy on the stock Hzrdus Smoke shaft. After 60+ minutes of trying different shafts the clear winner was a Fujikura Ventus Blue 6X. Carry went up about 10 yards but more importantly the dispersion was much tighter. I knew the shaft would be expensive and Club Champion did not dissapoint. They wanted $415 for the shaft, $15 for the grip, and another $35 to install the standard Callaway adapter. Total of $465 but that did include shaft PUREing. I called the head pro at my local course and he can get the shaft with adapter and grip already installed for $330 (plus I get to use up my shop credit). Ding ding ding we have a winner!
  47. 10 points
    Not directly golf but golf related. Went yesterday and got some cold weather gear and two nice pairs of running shoes. Started the first week of January at 2 miles a day then up to three and now up to 4 a day. My goal is to walk the course as much as I can this year and maybe drop a few pounds along the way. Did a little over 4 miles today in 20* temps. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  48. 10 points
    Shot 79 today Played with a buddy who shot 85 and guys who shot 71 and 68 from the tips. One is a mini tour player who won an event with a 66 Monday and the other was a Mackenzie Tour guy who lost status when he got hurt. My favorite moment was on 17 when the one asked me if I thought the shot was 15 yards longer because of wind and uphill - I said, yes, he hit 4 iron, cut against the wind to 15 feet. He hit an 8 iron the other way on a par 5 to 30 feet earlier in the round. Obviously we played different tees - proper tees though - on 15 he had 162 and hit PW - I hit GW from my tee and it had the same loft - we each missed our 8 footer for bird, It was a fun day. Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  49. 10 points
  50. 10 points
    Wow what a difference this made!!! Colors are brighter and more vivid. [emoji173]️ Looking through my non surgery eye looks brown and hazy. Looking through my repaired eye is amazing [emoji7] Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
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