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  1. 61 points
    (5) Competitors Wanted: #COBRACONNECT Challenge 4 That's right, it's time for the largest annual event the MyGolfSpy Forum runs. #COBRACONNECT Challenge 4 is ready to knock your socks off as either a competitor or enthusiastic fan. (5) dedicated testers will be outfitted with a full set of Cobra clubs complete with Cobra Connect Arccos sensors to track your progress throughout. The testers will compete in (8) weekly challenges that will test their ability in a wide range of challenges with a season champion crowned at the thrilling completion. In addition to our testers competing for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place prizes, members of the community will be able to compete for PUMA GOLF prizes on their own. It's getting tougher each year to surprise the community but we're going to do our best this year with an increased catalog of Cobra Products on the table: Woods: SPEEDZONE and SPEEDZONE extreme drivers, fairway woods, and hybrids Irons: (3) SPEEDZONE and (2) Forged Tec testers. Available in conventional or One Length 3 Wedge Sets: (3) King Black (conv or OL) and (2) King MIM Go ahead and get started using the official hashtags for this challenge #MGSCOBRA2020 and #COBRACONNECT. In addition to the weekly challenges, testers will also be expected participate heavily on Social Media. This opportunity is open to residents of US and CANADA. To apply, reply to this thread only with the following information: Handicap and Location Social Media Accounts Expected rounds in an 8-week span Current OEMs in your bag Head to https://www.cobragolf.com/ and build your dream bag for this challenge ______________________________________ Note: if you are unable to post in the thread and are wondering why, please read through the FAQ first: HERE
  2. 48 points
    Testers Wanted (5) 2 - Icon Irons 3 - PTX Pro/Icon Combo Sets If there is any company that should have an iron called Icon, you have to believe that Ben Hogan would be one of the few to justify such a name. Arguably one of the greatest golfers of all time, Hogan was known for his pursuit of perfection both on the course and in the factory. Therefore an iron from his company bearing the name Icon, better be a good one. Well it's obvious to anyone from these pictures, that the Icon irons have already achieved half the battle with looks.The part about performance will be left to the hands of our lucky chosen testers. The Icon irons make no secret that you better have the game to put these in play, as they are ideally suited for the single digit player. But the good folks at Ben Hogan realize not everyone is blessed with pure ball striking skills or lives on the range, so they haven't left out those of us who live in the playable double digits neighborhood. Partnering with the Icon irons in the 8-P, the PTX Pros. in 5-7 offer a bit more play-ability in the mid iron section. Rounding out the low end of this players bag is the option for UiHi Utility iron or the incredible looking VKTR+ hybrid. So the call goes out to those who think they have the game and writing chops to do these irons justice on the course and in the forum. Step up, don't be afraid! HOW TO APPLY This testing is open to any right hand golfer who lives in the US or UK Follow the below instructions and please DO NOT quote this post when applying. Just create a new post First Name/City State or City Country Handicap Current Iron Model Played Which would you like to test Icon or PTX Pro-Icon Combo, You MUST choose ONLY one option. We'll be choosing the testers late next week, so check back to see if you have been chosen. Good Luck!! ______________________________________ Note: if you are unable to post in the thread and are wondering why, please read through the FAQ first: HERE
  3. 33 points
    (5) Testers Wanted: Bag Boy Chiller Cart Bag Nearly two of every three courses in the United States are currently open for business. Yes, open is a relative term, but as more golfers start to peg it up outside, there’s always the question of “Should I get a new _____________.” If your answer is “Cart Bag” it might be worth waiting until we release Buyer’s Guide that will give you the complete run-down on all of the latest models. That said, the Bag Boy Chiller Cart bag provides golfers a solution to a relatively common problem – How to keep beverages cold without asking for a bag of ice every time the beverage cart rolls around. Do you remember the excitement when Tommy Callahan first discovered the mini-fridge in his new office? If not, no big deal, but you really should carve out some time to watch Tommy Boy. If you do, that’s the type of enthusiasm Bag Boy is hoping to inspire with its Chiller Cart bag. Now to the important question. Want to test one and let us know what you think? All of MyGolfSpy’s Community Reviews require a serious commitment. You need to be motivated, detail-oriented, and savvy with online forums. Writing a thorough, detailed, and honest review requires a commitment. So, please make sure you read the following instructions carefully and apply in the proper place. Please note this is not a giveaway or a contest. We’re looking for golfers willing to complete a full evaluation and compose a detailed review for our Community Forum. This test is open to members residing in the US. To apply, reply to this thread with the following information: Location Current Bag(s) Things you look for most in a cart bag Note: if you are unable to post in the thread and are wondering why, please read through the FAQ first: HERE
  4. 25 points
    I'd never been fitted for any club in my bag, until yesterday. And I never, ever would have fitted myself into the specs I ended up with. I'm going with the long story version here; skip to the end if you just want to get to the point. Goals My hope this year is to replace my driver, for two reasons. The first is that I am a terrible off the tee (so it's gotta be the club, right?). Those who follow my single-digit-handicap thread know that last season, I was getting about 220 off the tee—and that that number represents about a 25 yard gain on the previous year. The second is that my current driver doesn't fit my current goal in building my bag, which is forgiveness. Ever since my G700 iron test, I've been working to make my club setup as friendly as possible for an average golfer. The Rogue SZ isn't known for being that club. I bought it for two reasons: it showed well in the 2018 Most Wanted testing and it was on sale on Callaway Pre-Owned. Fitting Attempts Initially, I had a fitting scheduled at 2nd Swing in the Twin Cities, to coincide with a trip I was taking there. That was canceled the week the world shut down. When that was canceled, I attempted a bit more formal home fitting. I currently own two Callaway heads: a Rogue Sub Zero, 10.5° a Big Bertha Alpha 816 DBD, 9.0° I also have three Callaway-tipped shafts: Project X EvenFlow Blue 65 Fujikura Speeder Evolution II TS 665 Aldila Tour Blue 85 And then I have multiple Callaway weights. Along with my SkyTrak, I figured I might try a whole bunch of combinations to find something that worked. I spent one Saturday hitting a bunch of balls, but it went terribly. One of the reasons I'm bad at driving is that I have no place to practice. My garage ceiling is too low to swing driver. I fear practicing outside, because pop-up drives are not unknown in my game. I absolutely don't want a drive that goes over the net in the neighborhood I live in. After hitting a bunch of drives with various combinations, my average looked something like this: That's pretty pathetic. I hit all over the face. The spin rates were very high; I was seeing shots in the upper 3000s with regularity. SkyTrak measures no head data, but I figured there was a very high likelihood that I'm hitting down on my drives. This explains the spin rates, the pop up drives, and the high launch angles. Given how poorly I was striking the driver, though, my inclination was to move from the Rogue SZ to the Mavrik Max. In every way, it looked like it was designed to help a poor schlub like me hit better drives. I was excited when Callaway announced their new distance-fitting program. My hope was to get a shaft recommendation from them. Given the numbers in my spreadsheet, it looked like my best shaft was the EvenFlow Blue, so I was looking for something similar for the Max. Looking at Callaway's shaft options, I had narrowed my options to about a half-dozen (mostly) mid-spin, mid-launch shafts, including the stock EvenFlow Riptide. After a couple emails back and forth (my local cell tower fritzed out the day of my scheduled call), it was looking likely that I would go with a pretty stock setup. A Local Fitting! Then I got an email from a course about an hour west of me: a Callaway fitting day! I called that day and booked a half-hour slot. The fitting was yesterday. I got to the course and got a couple buckets of balls, so I could warm up and Kirke could keep occupied. [Speaking of, how pretty is this?] I felt pretty good after my warmup swings. I was still waiting for my time slot, so the fitter built me a stock Max with a regular flex EvenFlow Riptide (I think it was the 50g version). And I couldn't find the ball. Small panic sets in. I am not a shaftoid (to use Mark Crossfield's term). I would not be able to tell you what my preferences are in a shaft. But I will say that the stock shaft felt very wobbly to me, and I was struggling mightily to make anything like reasonable contact with the ball. My biggest disappointment in the fitting was that it was being done with a Swing Caddie, rather than a Trackman or GC Quad. It was outdoors, which was a big plus: I can swing freely. But I was hoping to learn some of the numbers, especially the head data, that I don't get from SkyTrak. We began with a few swings from my current driver, and the numbers were worse than they were at home on the SkyTrak (I'm guessing a lot of this was due to the difference between a freer outdoor swing versus the cautious, don't-miss-the-net swing). My spin rate was in the upper 3,000s and my launch angle was around 20. My swing speed was just about where I would have guessed: 96-97. But putting all those together, I was carrying the ball just over 200 yards on the good shots. Not ideal, but pretty consistent with my on-course performance. When we swapped in the Max (he put in a stiff shaft), the spin number went up closer to 4,000, which is what you'd guess going from the SZ to the Max. But that's a totally unplayable spin rate. This became the mission, then: to lower the launch and the spin rate, to maximize the distance of the admittedly very imperfect swing I have right now. While I was fully expecting to go from Rogue SZ to Mavrik Max, the fitter decided to give me the Mavrik SZ. Eventually, he swapped in the 9.0° version of the SZ rather than the 10.5° I'm currently playing. Because of the roll of a driver face, because I'm hitting nearer the top of the driver, I'm increasing the effective loft. By lofting down, I'm counteracting that. I did have one shaft on my shortlist in the low spin category, thinking that it might be useful if the Max increased spin: the Aldila Rogue White 130 MSI. So we tried that, and kept seeing progress. The fitter went back into the tent and built up one more version, and that was the winner. I got my spin down from a high of 4,000 down to 2,700. My carry went from 205ish to over 230, with a launch angle around 15 or 16. I dropped my peak height from over 110 feet to a more reasonable 90 or so. So what was the magic formula in that last driver? Mavrik Sub Zero, 9° head geared down to 8° Heavy weight forward Aldila Rogue White 130 MSI 70g, in X-flex My jaw dropped when I saw the settings he had given me. I would never, in a million educated guesses, have even begun to think that these specs would work for me. That's a setup for the 115-swing speed crowd, not the middle-of-the-bell-curve hacker like me. But the rationale behind the decisions makes sense in hindsight, and the proof was in the ball flight. The fitter said he felt comfortable trying the X-flex with me because I have a fairly aggressive transition. That was interesting to hear, only because it wasn't something I had a good reference point to evaluate myself. This is a hybrid swing, but I can see the point he was making. I'm definitely not a "pause at the top" kind of guy. So there are plans in the works: I'm hoping to get my hands on this setup sooner rather than later. In the meantime, I'm probably gonna do some tinkering with the clubs I have on hand, seeing what I can do to drop my spin and lower my flight. Also, I am planning to work on my swing. I've got a Plane Mate coming. So there is a question: if I've got this driver so extremely tweaked to deal with such bad impact conditions, what happens if I get better? Here's my hunch: I think the shaft will remain just fine. If I begin to come into the ball with a neutral or even positive AoA, I should be able to loft the head up and move the weight back. So I'm not terribly worried about that. For now, I'm just enjoying the feeling of having my mind blown by the fitting. You guys know that I've never been anti-fitting, but just lacked opportunity. I can definitely add myself to the list of those who are now strong advocates of getting fitted if it's possible at all.
  5. 25 points
    Thanks man I never expected my own thread. Man I feel honored. Yep I was just easing into retirement playing gobs of golf and really getting into shape then wham!!!! Yep I had found me an old school course with good folks and funny thing about it is the fact it played well for me whether vintage or more modern equipment. Most of all I guess i was enjoying the ambiance and good folks. Have my own corner of the patio where I sit and smoke my cigar and drink my coffee watching the sun come up over the 9th and 10th holes. It has always been dubbed Stu's corner. Lately during the virus thing I have not been allowed to do that but staff told me to get a cart and sit where I wanted to on the course. I am not allowed to drive anything because of the meds I am on but my wife is going to take me over in the morning because I can sit in my corner again. And seriously at 63 years old I finally got some gray hair and the sense to go along with it and realize this time I can not push it like I used to. So I am exercising caution which is a new thing for me. But thanks again MGS is part of what keeps me going
  6. 24 points
    The MGS community has been so supportive of our daughter, Penny, over the years. We wanted to know that even after missing a full academic year due to illness she graduated, with honors, from High School today. We are very proud!!! Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  7. 23 points
    The Ben Hogan Company started in 1953. It was well known throughout the company that there was nobody that expected perfection more than Mr. Hogan; to say he was iconic is an understatement. Today, I hope you are as excited as me, to watch these gents make Mr. Hogan proud as they test the newest clubs with his name on them. Testing the Icons will be: @Erik-M @downlowkey Testing the combos will be: @joen @deejaid @bens197 @Sluggo42 Hit 'em well gents! Just like Mr. Hogan did, we expect perfection.
  8. 20 points
    No need for words. Pretty cool to have these, now all I need is for the rain to stop.
  9. 20 points
    To you guys: thank you. I certainly never guessed when I first started lurking in these forums that I'd one day be one of the moderators. But when that opportunity presented itself, I threw in my application. I wanted to be a part because of two things: I love the approach to equipment and the industry that Adam, Tony, Harry, and everyone else has at MGS HQ. But maybe even more, it was because I wanted to help contribute to the best forum on any topic I've ever found online. As a pastor, I've been part of theology forums that aren't as well behaved as you guys. Thanks for all that each of you do to maintain that community here. Thanks for putting up with my overly introspective, tediously analytic thread about my own middling game. Thanks for indulging a proud dad who loves to share his wonder at the way his son swings a golf club. Thanks to @GolfSpy STUDque and @Golfspy_CG2 for bringing me on as a mod. These guys, along with @GolfSpy Stroker, are a great team, and I'm glad to play my role with them.
  10. 19 points
    I don't normally post on How'd You Play because somehow I haven't felt quite good enough that anyone would want to know. But today is different. Today I was the happiest person on the golf course and even danced around one of the greens when I made a 2nd birdie. But best of all, I finally broke 90 with an 84. Woohoo! It's like my 3 wood made up it's mind to take control of my game this afternoon but allowed me to go along to view the scenery. It was quite a surreal feeling. I thought I had lost it all on #17 when my drive bounced OB on the right and my next shot soared all the way across the fairway into a lake. Completed that hole with my only 7 of the day.
  11. 18 points
    Hi guys, I got a PM this morning from one of the nicest guys, on a board full of them. Big Stu, my fellow Grand Strander here in the Myrtle Beach area, had a little mishap. He had just begun easing into retirement, only working a few hours two days a week and joined a golf club down here and playing a ton of golf. As luck (bad luck actually) would have it, he took a fall from a ladder and broke his vertebrae and scapula. He was hospitalized a few days and will be laid up about two months or so recovering. I didn't run the idea of this thread by him, and I hope he doesn't mind me doing it, but I think it would be pretty cool if we used this thread to "tag" him, say hi, and tell him we're thinking about him and hope he's back out on the course again soon smoking his MacGregor two iron.
  12. 18 points
    I played my first round with a member of the forum today and it was a blast! Back around the beginning of April, David a.k.a. @KillerGees contacted me noting we live in the same area and asked if we could meet up sometime and play. He brought Jesse, a friend from work to my local course. They're great guys and we had a good time. We're going to get together again around July once his course finishes the repairs on their greens. I shot 48/47 for a 95 hitting 6 fairways and zero greens. My short game was on fire with Arccos recording 4 chip and downs and 32 putts. I had to do something to make up for my abysmal approach game . We walked the course, the first time I've ever walked 18 holes and I'm just glad the course had a push cart I could use, even if one of the back tires was about to come off and wobbled the whole time. I'm going to be sore in the morning, but I actually enjoyed walking as I feel it slowed me down and helped with the focus. Except when I was gasping for breath. This is what the forum is all about, it's not only getting to talk to great folks online but getting to meet and golf with another member is awesome.
  13. 18 points
    Yesterday evening. Me: Hears 17yo daughter pick up package from front door. “What did we get?” 17yo: I don’t know, I didn’t order anything. Me: Looks at wife and we simultaneously say “open it”. Daughter grabs knife and walks in other room. And says “did you order a new golf bag?” Wife: “OH S$%T” Apparently she forgot that she ordered me a Father’s Day gift on Monday and it arrived Thursday. I am a pretty lucky guy. And if you want to hear about the new stix in the bag check out our review just kicking off.
  14. 18 points
    Hey guys! Thanks for all the sweet words and suggestions. I am soooo excited to get started and have been looking to buy some of these for my birthday coming up. So the fact I was chosen is the best early birthday present! I am currently working my way up through the mini tours trying to make it to the LPGA. Right now my swing speed is at about 103mph. I am a very consistent driver player and am really excited to see if I could gain even more distance off the tee, allowing me to really hit some short clubs into the pins. Feel free to keep up with my journey on here and instagram! @alisarodriguezgolf Thanks again to MGS and SuperSpeed for selecting me! Please let me know if any of you have any questions.
  15. 17 points
    ... Finally able to put a good round together and my first under par round of 2020. Been a rough Spring with Covid, record breaking rain which meant DEEP rough and a ton of wind. I have not been able to play 2 days in a row or even 2 times in 5 days and I am spoiled preferring to play 4 or 5 days in a row to get in a groove. Windy again today with 20-25 mph winds but pretty steady and not gusty so they were easier to navigate. I play the Blues but teed off on the Whites for 3 holes dead into the wind. To compensate I moved back to the Gold tees for 3 holes that were downwind so I figure it evened out. Extremely happy with 14 GIR's as my P760 irons were really working well today and I would have easily shot in the 60's if my T100-S would show up. I actually milked everything I could out of the round and had a few lies in the rough that were better than they should have been. I think every par 5 is a birdie hole and 15 really did a number on me as I went from hitting my tee shot into the rough when the wind blew it 20 yds sideways and I missed may starting point, leaving me a foot into the rough instead of fairway, then hit a hybrid into the rough again and finally a knockdown 9 iron the bore thru the wind and into the rough over the green. Gouged out a LW to 10 feet and made the putt when I actually missed my line and the wind blew it into the hole as it died so I got lucky.
  16. 17 points
    Got out and played today and had a very special guest with me, the wife! I asked a buddy to play but he had family obligations, so my better half offered to come along and drive the cart. She enjoys getting out, seeing the sights, and geeks out over the geese. Shot even par.......on the last two holes. I had told the wife that I needed to do that to shoot 100, but turns out that 72+27=99. Some days I can't math. 50/49 99 6/14 fairways 3/18 greens 33 putts The driver was erratic all day with a lot of left bias, I only hit one right. Mostly pulls, but they still left some room to advance the ball. The wedge was mostly junk on shots over 30 yards. Take this hole for example, hit a decent drive with about 175 left to the pin. Hit a rocket of a 5 iron that I accidentally pured. Then it went wedge, wedge, wedge, wedge, then I one putted with the wedge because I left the putter in the cart and was too lazy to go back and get it. My shot of the day came on the 18th, I hit a decent drive, topped a 3 wood, came up a little short with the 7 iron, and was left with 33 yards to the pin. Hit a chip that I thought was rolling in and left myself around 4 inches for par. It was a beautiful 80 degree day to be out and the company was spectacular. I can see what I bed some work, but I really can't complain. Made a couple of swing adjustments to the driver and irons and saw some positive results. Sent from my SM-N975U using MyGolfSpy mobile app
  17. 16 points
    I don’t technically recall when either, Dave. But thanks to the wealth of reference materials available to every single forum visitor, my sources consistently indicate that the free set of customized Callaway wedges you received in exchange for sharing your email address, mostly likely occurred sometime in 2012. I for one, have noted the effusive gratitude you conveyed in your first forum post a mere 2 years later. On the subject of “distinction”, I would be remiss by failing to acknowledge the incredible focus and tenacity you demonstrated by devoting your next ~80 posts to strictly contests and equipment review applications. Had MyGolfSpy only provided a welcoming platform for golf enthusiasts like yourself to expand upon the enigmatic glimpse that review applications and contest entries offer, I’m certain someone so generous with their thoughts and praise would have never found themselves in such an egregious predicament. As meager recompense for the travesty you have endured, I “liked” you up to full member status, so you’re free to post in any thread you please. Furthermore, thanks to your helpful notice, now we all know to follow along as you finally have the latitude to spread your fruitful branches. And so concludes this brief meditation on the concept of community involvement.
  18. 16 points
    Had another fun day on the course with the better half taking care of cart driving duties. While the company was fun, the play was pretty bad. Ran into a log jam on the course following a group of 5 that played probably worse than I did. Although I'm not going to complain since it was a gorgeous 85 degree day. Shot 57/50 for a 107 with 3 fairways and only 2 greens hit. The putter wasn't much better with 40 putts. My wife actually complimented me on my chipping, which led to me losing any and all ability to hit a good one. I am proud of the 3rd hole, a 498 yard par 5 where I hit a 270 yard driver down wind then almost hit the green with the second shot. The bad thing was I skulled the chip over the green, blowing any chance of eagle or birdie. I posted two 9's, one on a par 4 and another on a par 5 that really killed any chance of a good score. I lost two balls on the 9th hole, but kept most in play. I did end on a positive note, making birdie on the last hole after a good drive, a decent second shot, a good pitch, and a single putt. Gotta look at the positives. Also got to put the new bag in play and it was great not to have any clubs snagging.
  19. 16 points
    I broke 70 for the first time today, so I played really well. Shot 69 with 6 birdies, so it could’ve been better yet. Putter was on fire as were the irons. Driver not so much, but my misses were still manageable. 3/14 fairways 10/18 greens 22 putts
  20. 16 points
    Just finished my first ever protocol. What type of sorcery is this...
  21. 16 points
    May 11th - Introduction & Initial Impressions My name is Joe, I turn 36 in June and I am from New Jersey. At the end of 2019 my handicap was around 3.9 My typical well-struck driver carries around 275 yards and I max out around 280 yards carry. I typically play courses around 6600 - 6900 yards long. For the most part, this leaves me with 150 yards or less into the green on most Par 4s. My gamer is a Ping G410 Plus with a Nemesys 65x playing at 45”. This offseason, I have really worked on my swing with the Tour Striker Planemate and I was getting lessons prior to the pandemic. In my limited rounds this year, I have seen my accuracy increase, averaging around 50% fairways and greens in regulation. My current fitness level is above average. Before the pandemic, I would have said it was probably an 8.5 out of 10, but right now I am probably closer to a 7 since I haven’t been able to go to the gym in two months and I struggle to work out at home. When I do work out at home, it consists of interval training and yoga. The gym I belong to is a Bootcamp-style gym and is a great mix of cardio and strength training. I am really looking forward to being able to get back there soon. While I was working out and playing golf, my swing speed was around 111, but it has since decreased to around 109-110 due to the pandemic. My goal with SuperSpeed is to get the 5% gain on top of my pre-pandemic speed - so really hoping to see max driver speed numbers of around 118, and comfortably swinging at 115-116. Getting my swing speed up will turn my already above-average distance into a true weapon. Right now I am longer than almost everybody I regularly play with, but getting another 10+ yards of carry distance off the tee would take my game to another level. I am not just looking to see that distance help off the tee, but also with my irons and wedges. Being able to hit short irons and wedges into most Par 4s would really help my GIR stats and should help lower my scoring. BEFORE SuperSpeed 5 Driver Swing Speed Average: 109 MPH First Impressions When my SuperSpeed package came, I could not wait to open it and get started. Props to SuperSpeed for including a mini-launch monitor for us testers to be able to capture swing speed, ball speed and estimated carry distance. Just a reminder to everyone reading, this is NOT a review of the launch monitor - the LM is simply a tool for us to track SuperSpeed progress. I will not be using this review to comment on the accuracy or functionality of the PRGR Launch Monitor that SuperSpeed has included. The SuperSpeed Packaging was very sturdy and the sticks were secured in place within the box and they were bubble wrapped just in case they shook loose. This product was better protected than some clubs I have received! The grips are nothing fancy - just a generic standard size Tour Velvet-ish grip which should cause no issues. I am sure if someone wanted to regrip the system with their personal grips they would have no issues as the butt diameter of the sticks seem to be just like any other driver shaft. Due to my swing speed, I received the standard Men's Green/Blue/Red SuperSpeed Set We had the pleasure of participating in a kick-off conference call from the fine folks at SuperSpeed. On the call, we learned about the science behind the sticks, the protocols, and what we could expect to see during our testing. We had a nice Q&A at the end to make sure we had any questions about the product and protocols were answered and we had a full understanding of what was expected of us throughout our journey. I was very excited when I was chosen as a tester for SuperSpeed. Having followed along with the original thread, I knew it was a product I wanted to try. I can’t even count the number of times it was in my cart online to buy before I ultimately decided against it. With the pandemic causing limited course and no Gym time due to social distancing restrictions, I knew it was the perfect time to dive into SuperSpeed, and thankfully I was chosen as a tester. As I mentioned above, my goal is to turn my already above-average seed into a true weapon. I want to see every bit of the 5% gains that SuperSpeed has promised. Our official SuperSpeed testing protocol starts today and I look forward to sharing progress on the thread as testing progresses. You won’t have to wait for a final review to see results as we will all be sharing information as we go along and answering any and all questions thrown at us. Let’s Get Fast!.
  22. 15 points
    Played 18 today with dad at the course hosting the district qualifier next month. Lots of positives and some really good course management today. 39/37 with 3 birdies and a double. If I could gripe about one thing, my was not great. 5 over round was a big deal for me as I had never broken 80 on this course until today. I strung 3 bogeys in a row on 15-17 but finished 18 with a bird. It’s at the south end of Canandaigua Lake and the views are fantastic. One amusing shot from today...I landed the ball square on the top of the flag. The black nut that keeps the flag secured left a nice ding as a reminder.
  23. 15 points
    Learning a new edit system during Covid so I cut together a little something.....
  24. 15 points
    Learned a hard lesson today. When my husband points and tells me "that's your ball" down in that fluffy grass, I better check instead of blindly trusting. So I hit the wrong ball resulting in a penalty that kept me from breaking 90 a second time. Same type situation happened to me when I first started playing and I have always checked until it was my husband. Note to self - ONLY trust myself to identify my ball.
  25. 15 points
    I cAnT wEaR wHiTe sHoEs -hicksta 2020 Don't be shy, the testers usually don't mind some feedback from non-participants. The more the merrier! This just arrived. Almost $100 off of MSRP shipped to the rock, very satisfied with this testperiment:
  26. 15 points
    Fresh meat for us! Sent from my iPad using MyGolfSpy
  27. 15 points
    Hey all, here are my initial impression on these clubs hope you enjoy! Pre-Arrival/Arrival: After my virtual fitting with PING, the communication was honestly top notch. Bill, who is a Head-Master Fitter from PING, was always informative and kept me in the loop. Customer service needless to say, was A++. The clubs were received on 5/20 within 10 days after the fitting. During these times to me it was really unprecedented and was expecting a longer lead time. The clubs came in and again I was really just blown away from the care that was taken in packaging. All the clubs had covers and whoever packaged them and engineered the boxes…well done because there was 0 room to spare. PING really blew me away initially with there professionalism and quick turnaround that’s all I can really say, can’t speak highly enough of that. But we aren’t here to talk about PING are we (the people anyway just the clubs)? So on to the sticks Set: Anyone that did not see my fitting, I went with 4-UW with Project X 6.5 X-stiff shafts with Golf Pride grips with Arccos. First Impression: So, first impression was WOW. The black really stands out. The grey on the face really offsets and compliments the black well. The finish on these clubs are silk (and I do not really like black clubs). When they say Hydro-pearl they mean it. The paint looks so smooth (more on that later) compared to your typical silver finish. I do not currently have a set to compare them to because I sold mine and am waiting on the other set, so will have more on this later. Initial thought though was that they were smaller at address than I anticipated. I was expecting a larger overall look but between the black club and grey face, it’s “slimming” (is that why they call it a little black dress?). Compared to my CBX2 wedges you can see a massive difference. Another thing I noticed was right at the hosel and heel there is a nice groove taken out, assuming to remove some of the weight and place closer to the toe for all that forgiveness. It complements the profile of this club nicely. The Arccos in the grip was different for me. The grip felt bigger on the palm of my left hand, which they are slightly but was noticeable. Not a bad thing but just a note if you never used Arccos. I think I would prefer the inserts VS it in the actual grip like these. Lastly the Arccos was very easy to setup, took me longer to get the cover of the unit itself than it did to pair. On to some modeling before we get into the first use of these bad larrys: Fortunately, I was able to get right out for my 1st round of the year the day after I received the clubs, got to love that because the itch was real waiting for these bad boys. SO lets get right into it! First Crack at these Beauties! My biggest questions going into my first round with the clubs were: What am I looking at for distances? How are these going to do in the morning dew grass? How is the finish overall after just one round? My question for this was because my previous black wedge showed signs of wear right after its first use. My first shot with the clubs was a 4 iron. Not a great tee shot and had myself in some trouble in thick rough. The 4 iron sliced through the rough with ease, if there was any grab I didn’t notice it! I was pleasantly surprised with sound. The only time I have ever heard or seen PING was @b.boston driver and was not a fan of the sound, and from what I have read its not for everyone. To me for these G710’s the sound was a good “crack”. It almost was like the sound of a pure wood bat. I loved it. I had my fare share of good and bad shots today. The sales position for forgiveness is accurate, and that is putting it lightly. I usually have a light fade and bad shots are…bad fades (can you hear me yelling four while reading this?). These mishits and bad shots I found put myself in far less worse situations than I would normally find myself in. The distance on these clubs after my first round is also REAL! Granted loft is slightly different but to put it into perspective the 4 iron for me was anywhere from 220-230 today, as I like to say...: The ball flight was almost majestic. It was a little different for me just because I am used to a stronger fade but there were several times the ball seemed to just be straight at the flag. One example was on the shot trace PW @b.boston was able to get a great video. Shot Trace PW Shot Trace 4 Iron Throughout the round I was keeping an eye on water and how much I was going to need to clean these. The below picture is right after a swing in the dew…there was barely any moisture on the club, very impressive. As many of you are used to I am sure in the morning dew the club has the grass stick as well as substantial water build up. These virtually had 0 moisture on them. Curious how this will hold up after many rounds (and I love morning rounds so they will get wet). Another thing I will be keeping an eye on is the dirt build up. These were very easy to clean I am assuming it’s the finish because I barely needed my brush just a towel and they were good. The only thing I noticed post round was the buildup in the numbers on the sole, the brush wasn’t quite cutting it so will have to do some investigating on maintaining that. (Picture below on the 4 iron) Lastly the finish after 1 round showed no blemishes and actually fared better than my wedges which are also brand new. The sole of the wedges were showing swing path swirl marks, the G710’s wiped down perfectly with virtually 0 blemishes. To wrap this bad boy up I am highly impressed so far especially coming in skeptical on the black finish and what I thought they would sound like.. Things I will be looking at is : -Continuing to gauge distance gains and what my true numbers are with these. I struggled with that today. -Also creating some dispersion tracking and see if this forgiveness passes the smell test (smelled pretty good today I will say that) -Will be keeping a keen eye on the finish and if it holds up as well as it did today! But until then enjoy the modeling:
  28. 15 points
    Testers Announced! @Wedgie @SnakeDoc @DawgDaddy @Titleist87 @Rickp Full post here: https://forum.mygolfspy.com/topic/38219-2020-bag-boy-chiller-cart-bag-review/?tab=comments#comment-626532
  29. 15 points
    Well that was quick and just in time for this cooler weather we're having. It'll be in the mid 40's this week - good time to start on this program.
  30. 15 points
    I played really solidly today. Ended up with a 37-35-72. I didn’t do anything super special, just kept the ball (mostly) in play off the tee, and chipped and putted well. Overall, about as stress free and enjoyable of a round as I’ve ever played.
  31. 14 points
    Blog post dropped this morning (click here). Folks have been asking for a Hogan combo set almost since the company resurrected the first time in 2015. Now that the new hybrids and utility irons are in, a combo set is doable. If the UiHi utility irons are any near as easy to hit as the older Ft. Worth Hi's are -- and Scott White says they're almost like cheating - this set should be a winner. Here's a batch of pictures for you to enjoy...
  32. 14 points
    Played a Jack Nicklaus design today called Bear's Best Atlanta. The course features 18 of Jack's favorite holes from his designs from around the world. Most are near perfect replicas. There are two signature holes. The first is the 4th which is a replica of Hole #2 at Old Works in Anaconda, MT. It stands out because of the black sand used in the bunkers. The other hole is the 6th, a replica of Hole #12 at Muirfield Village Golf Club in Dublin, OH. This famous hole is at the course where Jack hosts The Memorial every year. It's a par 3 playing 163 yards over water and I hit my 8 iron to 8 feet. Birdie lipped out but I still played decent for the day. It was a great experience!
  33. 14 points
    I played in league this evening. Let's just say I drank better than I played.
  34. 14 points
    Well I didn’t have the anticipation of Dave & Mark because I had no ship notification. But.....look what I found on my door step.... I will be on my SkyTrak tonight and then 3 straight days of golf. Oh and next weekend they will remove turf from the hallowed grounds of Pebble Beach.
  35. 14 points
    Question:. Is there anything slower than the last few hours of the work week before a long weekend? Answer: Yes! Waiting for the FedEx guy to show up knowing your new irons are in his truck! It feels like it is Tuesday already! A couple quick pics below. These T200's look amazing and the practice swings feel as good as they look! I will give one tiny critique. My specs I sent were for all logos up and the shaft logos are down. Not a huge deal and I may be at fault for not clarifying before hand. 8-Iron Comparison L T200 R Sub70 699 Topline is definitely thinner and less offset on the T200's in the short irons Sent from my Moto Z3 Play using MyGolfSpy mobile app
  36. 14 points
    Quick Recap Date: 5/13/2020 Webfit/Zoom call with Bill Iseri (Head Master Fitter) from Ping. Awesome guy, very knowledgeable and wanted to ensure my transition to the G710's was a smooth one. We talked about Ping and the strong Family-feel environment; from my impression, its a tight-knit group and they truely appreciate their employees and those playing Ping clubs. Set: 4-W, UW, SW stiff KBS tour shafts (same as current gamers) Blue dot D1.0 swing weight Tour velvet grips w/ Arccos Initial First Impressions Clubs arrived: 5/19/2020 (greatly appreciate the quick turnaround!!) (Picture dump w/ thoughts) Box arrived quicker than expected; 1 week.including assembly and shipping from Arizona to South Carolina. Especially with all the Covid stuff going on AND a smaller staff at Ping. They made it known how much they value reviews and appreciate the MGS community. Club heads protected from banging into one another and pre-maturely scratching one another. Make sure im the first one to do that! Arccos sensors in the Tour Velvet grips Black PVD (Physical Vapor Deposition) Hydropearl Finish. What the heck is PVD: Physical Vapor Deposition (PVD) is a process to produce a metal vapor (titanium, chromium and aluminum) that can be deposited on electrically conductive materials as a thin highly adhered pure metal or alloy coating. A coating applied by PVD is durable but not invincible. Scratches will be much more visible simply because of contrast between the usually dark coating and much lighter base metal. Unlike stainless steel, PVD is more expensive to repair. Initial top-down address: Looks GREAT. The black does make it seem smaller. Its a sleek look! I prefer a thin top-line look and these seem to match that profile. I was worried bout being able to see the cavity behind it but i do not notice it. The below picture is of the SW and the one below it is the 4-iron. I like the address, I feel confident already. 4-iron. The offset is more than i thought it might be. But maybe thats what i need in order to hit a 4-iron haha. The overall size of the G710 clubhead is larger than my current gamer (TM Rocketbladz tour) BUT the actually groove length is the same (2.125") SW squared up with a ball at address. The white line on the bottom does help to align. As you can see, my driving range was heavy on the sand... Quick Range Session: Had 1 hour to hit the range real quick after the clubs came in! Brought both my current gamers (TM Rocketbladz Tour) and the new G710's. Stopped by the putting/chipping green first.... Hit 10 shots with my Titleist Vokey 56deg SW to a pin 10-15yds away (pic below). It was Ok... The Vokey wedge feels like you gotta clip it just right. I couldn't get real consistent on it. Duffed like 2 shots too. (the balls on the back fringe were from the G710 SW shots) The G710 SW felt great on the next 10 shots (2nd pic below). Very surprised how well I liked it. It does have a larger sole which improves the turf interaction. I consistently hit chip after chip in a tighter dispersion. Almost holed out 2-3 shots too. Range Session: I was able to hit the range for about 2 small buckets of balls. As you can see from a photo above, the range was heavily sanded so that didnt help. On top of it, there were 10-15mph winds into my face the whole time. Tough to make determinations on distances. Compared shots from my gamers to these back'n forth. ** I'm going to leave the scoring to a later review when i've had time to evaluate on the course ** Sound/ Feel: Sounded and felt GREAT. They are a softer stainless steel and feel very much like a forged iron no matter where i hit the ball on the club. Never felt any stingers. The G710's have a very solid sound on contact. (Hear the sound in the video above. Video makes them seem a bit more 'thud' then they really are. The feel is excellent to that helps too) Looks: Slightly larger in size than i am used to. I can get over that as long as they perform well. The black PVD finish is a cool look but not sure on its durability. It does seem smaller due to the black 'stealth' finish. Top-line is thinner than I anticipated. Offset is greater than I am used to. I do like the look overall as it is something different than the normal chrome finish that everyone is used to. Distance/ Forgiveness / Accuracy: I started with the Wedge (PW) and moved to 7 and then 4 iron. Very tough to judge distance due to the wind in my face as strong as it was. The ability to get the ball off the ground and airborne was very easy. Turf interaction is great as long as i hit down and through the ball. A lot of my issues are the indian and not the arrow. I had a tendency to fade the ball quite a bit which i will need to work on. Not sure if its a fitting issue, a change in the amount of offset im used to, or just bad swings... My real question going into these clubs was whether or not i could hit the 4-iron... I replaced my current 4iron with a 4 hybrid bc of my inability to hit my current gamer. i LOVED this G710 4-iron. I was crushing it against the wind. When id hit a good one, it was 190-195 carry into the wind. The height on it was great! Forgiveness seemed very good. I know I do not always hit the center mass but most shots seemed to have a solid distance for my inconsistency. Trajectory: Very easy to get up and airborne. The Height was remarkable and consistent. The trajectory was a bit higher than my gamers yet provides more distance at a lower loft! We'll see how well they stop on the greens soon but im not too worried. *Update to hitting balls at the range. Was able to hit some old balls from my father-in-laws yard and hit them GREAT. Slight draw today. Hit a bunch of great 7-iron and 4-iron shots. Hoping to hit the course tmrw. Conclusion: A lot to like here. Looking forward to seeing how they perform on the course. Obviously get out to the range and hit them even more. Looking forward to working with them more. The finish has held up pretty well so far. I've enjoyed the shorter clubs/wedges so far; very easy to consistently chip and pitch with. The 2 wraps of tape under the grip seems to feel comfortable for me too; something i've never tampered with. Consistency is king for me so i'll keep yall posted as I put rounds on them! **Please ask questions if I may have left out info you're looking for**
  37. 14 points
    Well I figured it would be rude of me to leave them outside, so I brought them inside and put them on the old couch! So, couple of things, first major props to Ping for getting these out in a week, right after they reopened after Covid to have them this quick is mental. Second, I love those world famous Ping Neoprene Covers they ship the irons in. I took of picture of everything with them on and they are currently hanging out in the bottom drawer of my dresser to cover them if/when I travel with them to make sure they hold up. Lastly, I registered the clubs with Ping so my molds and specs are preserved, a super easy and informative process. But, I know you're here for pictures... so let's get to it. So, first impressions. The Stealth finish is sexy and I will be intrigued to see how it holds up. It does slim the iron to the eye and the only iron I see out the back of is the 4 iron at address. When I get to the range or course I'll have pictures at address to show you what I mean. Second, it does feel a bit different to have some clubs longer and shorter than a base length. The one length withdrawal may be real, so I'll need the help the G710 will provide. Third, the weight on these is spot on and I understand why people loke these Modus shafts. Lastly, the grips feel tacky and have a nice new fresh grip smell, big fan. Also worth mentioning here, I did go with the smart grips, so I quickly paired them up with Arccos Caddie on my Android. I know there's been issues with Android for some so I'll see if the app and interface has gotten better. I'll be using my Galaxy Note 10 I got for Christmas to see how it holds up. One nifty thing Ping has done to make the pairing process simple is that they threw a QR code to pair all the clubs at one on the back of the 4 iron. It sped up the process with the only weird thing now being that the UW, really the Gap Wedge, is now listed as my Ultra Lob Wedge. I could re pair that, but it's fine. Also after pairing them, I got the notification that I'll be being shipped the rest of the sensors to fill out the bag. Top class. So, I'll close with this WSITBK (What's sorta in the bag, kinda). I've got additional wedges coming soon and I have to get grips on the woods, but it's a brand new day for Berg's bag.
  38. 14 points
    Had to head to the club today for a school project my son was doing for his science class and while I was there may as well play the holes we were walking. Played 5 holes in even par and had the best caddy with me. Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  39. 14 points
    Our governor finally lifted our stupid golf rules a little this weekend. My wife and I can now ride in the same cart, and we can play in threesomes and foursomes again. If you are not in the same family, it's still single riders in carts. The good news is that I get to play with my walking buddies on Monday. The bad news is that we have been playing 3 hour rounds, but this weekend we are back to 4+ hour rounds. Yesterday I managed to shoot a 47 on the front with two doubles and a 39 on the back with 1 birdie for an 86. Couldn't buy a putt. Today I par the first 4 holes, then bogey the next 5 holes for a 42. I started the back nine with a 25 foot par saving putt, then almost chipped in for birdie on #11 (hung on the lip). The chip was from the fringe, and I would have putted it but a sprinkler head was on my line. I made a bogey on the par 3 #12 because I missed a putt after getting out of the sand. I ran off a string of pars from 13-17... and then I got to my nemesis par 5 #18 hole. Not a great drive left me with just a peak around the big tree at the dogleg left. I decided to try my 5i; hit it perfect but it got a little high and clipped a branch but got past the tree in the left rough. That left me 135y out of thicker-than-normal rough over the big bunker to a front pin. Caught a little too much grass with my 8i... sand. Good lie in the sand so hit my 60º over the high lip into the cup for a closing birdie. This is the second time this year I have parred the back nine and shot 77. Short game is coming back. I have to give a shout out to my wife. She has been struggling lately; every part of her game. However, the last few days have been much better. She had a birdie on Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, and today she had three (3) birdies!! She shot 88 with three doubles and a snowman. She hates blowup holes. Happy wife... happy life!
  40. 14 points
    Played 18 today and definitely had some longer than usual drives. I almost drove the first green, missing just short and in the right rough. It was playing 337 to the center
  41. 14 points
    We have all been confronted with the notion of “new normal”, and for me personally, this reality includes a renewed appreciation for simple things. Like a hot cup of coffee in the morning, gainful employment, continually losing chess matches to my girlfriend, and after a 7 month layoff, my new relationship with golf. Standing on the first tee Thursday morning, I was filled with anxiety and hope. General anxiety about the struggle we’re all facing together, and the desperate hope that golf might once again provide some balance. With a few waggles of the lumber and a simple swing thought (turn), the anxiety seemed to drain out of my hands and a pearly K-Sig was somehow arcing down the right side of the fairway. And so I marched after it, buzzing with the same excitement that I experienced my first time setting foot on a real course. As a dreamweaver PW from 144 neared it’s apex, I quietly mused to my playing partner through a cracking voice “well... I guess go in?” It landed 10 feet short, took one hop and spun back to a spot 6 feet under the hole. The putt seemed like a foregone conclusion, as I watched it settle softly into the center of a shallow cup. A textbook birdie on the 1st was not the precursor to some magical awakening of my dormant golf skills. To the contrary, over the next 9 holes, the collection included some of the biggest clankers that I can recall. But the lack of frustration I felt over less than ideal outcomes, was an experience that I cannot recall. And I think that arguably qualifies as an awakening of sorts. I used to believe courage was the foundation of a successful golf outing. That is no longer the case. Because courage implies action in the face of fear, and I no longer see danger on the golf course, only opportunity. The opportunity to take risks, succeed or fail, and continue marching. So, for the foreseeable future, I’m beginning every morning on the 1st tee; rebuilding my grit and callouses, through a new set of eyes. I have 27 holes under my belt this season and I’m not sure when I’ll start keeping score again. I’m not sure which clubs will be in my bag each morning I walk out the front door, or even which bag. But I’m certain that I will appreciate every moment. And I believe that constitutes playing well, in an entirely new way. This game is a gift that keeps giving. And I feel very fortunate to truly see it as a game again.
  42. 14 points
    Got in a much needed, daylight chasing round at Enagic Golf Club at Eastlake which turned out to be nice little round to prep for my round at Torrey Pines South tomorrow!!! 84 (40/44, 82 ESC) - 2 birdies, 8 pars, 5 bogeys, 2 doubles and 1 quintuple bogey FIR 6/14 (43%) - Aside from a couple holes, I was strong off the tee today and it felt great! GIR 5/18 (28%) - Irons and wedges were so so overall, but I made it work! 28 putts - 8 1 putts and ZERO 3 putts. The putt total probably should've been 2 or 3 less, but I missed a few short looks. All in all I couldn't be happier with my putting today! Absolutely fantastic out today! How about this dumb pin position?
  43. 14 points
    Alright, the time has come. Let's talk the PING TELEFITTING EXPERIENCE I was paired up with Pat Abshire, one of Ping's master fitters. I also invited our own @Golfspy_CG2 along and even performed some long distance IT support for him on his webcam Admittedly, I've never had an in-person iron fitting so I don't have much to compare to on that front, but I felt like I learned alot and really expanded my own knowledge of equipment in a very informative and casual way The Intro So, like the other folks that went in so far I sent along some videos of me hitting an iron, both down the line and face on. What I may have done that was slightly different than the other guys so far is that I had sent videos with me swinging a steel shafted iron and a graphite shafted iron. I was able to do this because of my weird Cobra self-fit that I did back in the day, I had similar performance from the 5 and 6 irons in one length, so I threw a Recoil stiff in the 5 iron to get a touch more speed to make them both viable in the bag, making the 5 iron more of a driving iron type thing, but lacking versatility off the turf. This lead to my tease and where mine and Pat's conversation started. A discussion of my game and why I had a graphite shaft in an iron. When I explained my reasoning to them he wondered my age and my past playing because he could tell from my swing that I was probably a better player than my handicap and he said as a lower cap guy I was the player he feared most, the 10 who could play like a 3 or 13 depending on the day. So, flattery is always nice to help get that relationship going. Pat pretty much laid out the reasons why one would consider graphite shafts at my age and asked if they were things I had. Namely, arthritis, removal of shock up the shaft, and needing to really elevate launch and spin. While I did mention I was a mid ball hitter, we decided that the design of the G710 would do more of the work than going to grpahite. We then talked a bit more in depth on graphite shafts and he laid out something I never really thought about before, and that was torque difference in steel and graphite. He said because the torque value of shafts in graphite were higher, you were dealing with a wider circle of dispersion than steel, and with some many lighter weight options in steel and my age and swing, he said steel should be the real consideration. The Make-up We then went into discussing what I was thinking as far make up and with that loft and lie. Here was where there was something that I was expecting knowing how good a company Ping is, but just brought to the forefront. @Golfspy_CG2 and I were told that Pat wanted me to know that he wanted me to play about five rounds with the clubs and if necessary if things felt wrong either loft or lie wise or anything else to let Ping know and they would try to hook us up with the local rep if possible or some other fitter Ping trusted to get it right. Really awesome to hear that they were that willing to get in with me, and are committed to us for this testing. So, we were in with standard lofts and Blue dot based on measurement and we didn't deviate from that plan. My Cobra's were 1 degree upright, so they matched Blue Dot and the lie angles were pretty much the same. Pat did mention potentially going weaker in loft again because of my power and speed if necessary to try and get that descent angle in the 40's if we have to, but was willing for us to start standard and change as we go. Also interesting in this communication was how the design was helping the launch angles stay consistent and not the potential "power iron" designation we may tailor to these types of irons. Also, another interesting thing I learned, The Ping Color System is right around 85% of the time, the other 15% you're usually one color off in either direction, so I could be Green or Black, but I think we're spot on with Blue. Now, make-up of the set. I know we've had a lot of discussion the the thread as to taking on the SW from the set and whether or not he'd go to 4 iron and what. So, I told Pat I was going to start at 4 iron and was wondering about going to back end of the set. Pat asked me how I felt about specialty wedges and if I felt confident in using them and I said I had in the past, but had the set sand wedge in the Cobra because, well One Length. He said he'd recommend I go a specialty wedge instead of the set wedge, so I'm rolling with the 4-UW, and now the search for 2 wedges to fill out the bag is on! The Shafts and Grips Now comes the big part. Pat asked what kind of shafts I had in my irons and I told him that I was rolling with the KBS Tour, Regular Plus flex shafts. Weight is 115 grams according to KBS' website. First interesting note that Pat let us in on, and maybe this is an open secret, the stock AWT 2.0 shaft from Ping, is made by Nippon for Ping. I know that sometimes people thing who is making these things, but that was cool to know. So, based on the KBS R+ shafts we discussed two potential shafts based on launch conditions, looking for that mid to mid high launch, one a touch lighter and one a similar weight. We had basically decided on the Project X LZ 5.5 or the NIppon Modus 105 in Stiff. Now, the choice was finally up to me as to which if of the two to try. Admittedly, it was a tough choice. The LZ would be coming a bit closer to where I was currently at, and interestingly enough, knowing my upcoming iron only challenge with fellow iron tester @blackngold_blood, we'd have the same shafts, just the different heads. But, and this is something I never mentioned until know, I've always wanted Nippon shafts in irons. Discussing the profile of them with @bens197 and how he thought they helped with the TS1 build, plus my want of them dating back to the NS950 days, meant if they were offered, I was going for them. Plus, my swing has always slightly agreed with a lighter, firmer shaft. Modus 105 S it was, and I'm super excited! The grips were always going to be the Arccos Smart Grip, but the question was grip size. I measured in the White size, but figured perhaps that the Gold would be a good inbetween since I prefer the slightly larger grip. Pat said that the swingweight could potentially be effected, so instead we're splitting the difference, going with the white grip, but adding an extra wrap underneath, building up to 1/64th of an inch. We then had an interesting discussion of swingweight, something I was considering earlier in the thread. Pat told me that they could build the irons anywhere from C8 to D1. We decided on building them to D0 because that was close to where I felt comfortable, and it would help directionally with misses. Sadly I didn't write down or remember the exact breakdown as how swingweight can affect direction, maybe @Golfspy_CG2remembers. What I do remember is a great question @Golfspy_CG2 asked as we were closing up the discussion. He wondering about adding a larger grip to a golf club after the fact and the affect it has on swingweight and Pat said that it makes the swingweight lower, which was interesting to me. In Conclusion If you've read this far, I salute you. I know I'm usually pretty wordy in this review threads, but I feel like it's my duty to walk you through the experience, plus this is something that's so different from the usual I'd be remiss if I didn't go in depth. I thank Pat and @Golfspy_CG2 for the company yesterday, and Pat especially who wants updates from me besides what I'm posting in the thread for you so he can know and if I had any other questions he was open. Spoiler alert, I may have already asked about what kind of wedge shaft I may be looking at to marry well with the iron shafts. It really raises Ping so much more in my eyes, more than they already were. Final build: 4-UW, Blue Dot, Nippon Modus 105 S, Arccos Smart Grip, white size, +1 wrap.
  44. 14 points
    I've been the top volume poster on the forums for some time now. When I popped in today I happened to notice that Kenny passed me. I just tied him in my greetings to big Stu and will pass him again with this post. After this though he will zoom past me in short order. I'm too busy with COVID fallout at work to keep up. I can't imagine anyone whom I would prefer to pass that mantle to more than him! Long live the new post volume king!
  45. 14 points
    Just found out my Daughter received the City “Teacher of the Year” award today. She was the one who put us (especially me) thru hell in her teenage years. Who knew. Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  46. 14 points
    40/40 for a 9 over 80. Played decent and made a few mistakes but happy with how I played. Backyard short game practice seems to be helping contact was good, but distance control was off. Hard to get a feel for rollout when you don’t have a green at home.
  47. 14 points
    Well guys I really screwed the pooch this time. You guys know I am semi retired. Took a trip up Wednesday. Was climbing up in my trailer to sweep it out like always. My ladder the support buckled out and threw me 5 foot to the ground. Ended up with a concussion a fractured L3 vertebrae and a fracture in my left Scapula. Spent 3 nights in the hospital. I am home now but out of action for at least 6 weeks. I can sit and type some but my time is limited. It is funny I drove race cars for years even did parasailing and was a volunteer fireman for years. Become semi retired and this happens. And what is funny I used to do this 5 days a week 2 times a day, The one doc who is a golfer himself said maybe after 6 weeks I could chip and putt some. Yep this is rough at 63 yrs of age
  48. 14 points
    First round in 2.5 months First round with new driver shaft and 3W shaft First round with new putter +4 76 Driver was absolutely money off the tee. I threw away some good tee shots with poor approach shots, but my short game was fantastic. So good to be back out on the course and felt even better to play well too
  49. 14 points
    I did something today I’ve neve done before. I shot a round in the 70s (79) one week after shooting a 77. Two consecutive rounds in the 70s. I’m stoked. Another goal achieved. Aguila Gold course PHX, AZ and Verrado Founders course Buckeye, AZ.
  50. 13 points
    68 8/14 FIR 10/18 GIR 23 putts!!! Pretty much made everything I looked at. The best or second best putting round I’ve ever had. 13 1 putts. It’s just too bad my swing didn’t join me until the 9th tee. 1 over after 8, birdie the next 4 and the 18th. 7 total birdies.
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