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  1. 8 points
    I landed in Denver, my clubs did not. Southwest has no clue where they are. I may throw up.
  2. 7 points
    So this wasn't over a highway, but it was 250yds with no roll. I'm loving this driver! More details to come in my write up.
  3. 7 points
    They've gotta get sun somehow! 9th green at 9, see you there. ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ On the prep front, I got an opportunity to play the back 9 of the course I can see from my hotel window.... Only a 20 minute drive in this traffic If we're talking about playing my game, this was definitely it. Lots of good shots mixed in with bad too. I hit a couple hundred shots the past few days but not a single putt and it showed. I probably won't get a chance to play next week but I'll darn sure make time for putting. Here's the Arccos recap: And a nice shot looking down the home stretch. The final 3 holes head straight to The Washington Monument:
  4. 6 points
    I've flown over 3 million miles, many trips with my clubs, and they have always arrived with me. I've never flown Southwest. Hope they find them soon.
  5. 6 points
    Wow great intros sorry I am late to this yearly party...I definitely have early thoughts on my favorites here being as I play one length irons (looking at you bardle) won from last years competition and that my guy Nunfa0 and I had such a blast last year I feel he is an early favorite of mine. Last year's competition was the highlight of my year!!! Good luck to everyone of the competitors!!! I am going for the Koepka repeat...come on spies let's get after it and push these peeps to the championship!!! As far as this weeks competition I really have to go with BuckyCC on this one dude is gonna bring it with that swing and Cobra Speedback tech!!! Sent from my SM-G960U using MyGolfSpy mobile app
  6. 6 points
    Charlotte, our Texas Heeler. She's a rescue (we were her third family by 9 months old). She has a few reactivity problems, but overall is incredibly smart. She's a wonderful dog, and this picture sums up her personality.
  7. 5 points
  8. 5 points
    I am going to be playing mostly my home course but if I get the chance I will play some different ones. In fact the course I played on the weekend is one I have never set foot on before
  9. 5 points
    I played with Anthony Kim when he was living in Traverse City for a summer with his coach at the time (Adam Schriber). He had just finished either his sophomore or junior year at Oklahoma. Weird situation - totally estranged from his family and sleeping on his coach's couch (Adam is an interesting character in his own right). Had developed a reputation locally in just a month of being mercurial and half-crazy. I had no idea with whom I was playing when I arrived at the course, just that my pro (a good friend of Adam's) and I were going to be paired with two of Adam's best players. As I was warming up on the range, I heard a thud behind me unlike any other in golf (and I have had the opportunity to play with plenty of D1 players, many of whom played on the PGA tour). I stopped hitting balls and just watched - had never seen someone control a ball like that. Turns out to be Anthony Kim. We were playing on my favorite course on which I had done some of the preliminary scouting for the architect (Tom Doak). It was a remarkable 18, links style front 9 and Northern Michigan wooded on the back. It was a fantastic test of golf and to score low you had to be able to move the ball left and right as well as vary trajectories. I played to a 2 at that time and the best I had scored there was a 76. First hole, knowing that I had course knowledge, Kim approaches me and asks for some guidance off the tee. I point to a tree in the distance and tell him 260-270 yards on that line is perfect. I expected him to pull driver or maybe 3 wood but instead he grabs his 4 iron. Ball explodes off the face at stinger height on the exact line I had described. Hit the darned thing 260 almost on the number. Honestly was like that the whole day and he shot either 64 or 65 and left a few out there. He apparently shot 61 and 62 there within a few weeks of my round with him. I never saw Tiger in person in his prime but I will say that Anthony Kim was the best ballstriker I ever witnessed first hand.
  10. 5 points
    It’s a lot like golf. That’s probably why I like it. Too bad I can’t hit fades in chess. That bishop movement can sort of look like a fade... [emoji658]️
  11. 5 points
    When my boys are gone, I would love to get a rescue dog.... but I'm not home for 10 - 12 hours a day. It isn't fair to the dog. I was left with my boys after my divorce. I will be a wreck when the time comes for either one. I can't imagine not having a dog/s. Maybe I will do what OG does..... I love dogs.
  12. 5 points
    On the other hand you would be pleased at the number of these fur buddies who have been adopted or fostered as a result of her photography. You would have a big ole smile
  13. 5 points
    Sometimes my kids do things that amaze me. My 13 year old son just recited all 45 US Presidents in order, the years they were in office and their political party from memory. And not because he has a test in this just because he wanted to know it. I am either raising a future Jeopardy winner or someone that will just have a lot of useless knowledge. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. 4 points
  15. 4 points
    Man is it hard to catch up on here when you're on vacation with an infant... Got two rounds in but only 27 holes tracked. The first course had 3 nines but didn't tell us what we were playing so I just took a guess. That worked for the first nine but I was not tracking the right back nine so I just shut it off. The second course was super short and bunkered up. I did not do well for this week's challenge. I'm starting to think it's gonna be very important to play courses you are familiar with to do well here. That being said my putting handicap was a +3.0 for the first 9 and a -3.5 for the 18 I played yesterday. Thanks again @Wedgie for helping the wife pick out the new putter! I'm seeing lots of questions and I apologize for not being able to get to them. I will be back on my game come next week I promise.
  16. 4 points
    Just found that the rear drivers side trailing arm on my truck is broken, so I've got 3 link suspension instead of 4. Ran up to Summit Racing last night after dinner and got the last one is stock and will replace it tomorrow arvo when I get home.
  17. 4 points
    OK. I think I have some real world results....apart from just increased distance....to report. After crunching numbers on my strokes gained app.....it looks as though I am playing the par 5s under par for the year....and I have at least one birdie in 13 straight rounds....which I have never done in the past. Now that I am talking about this streak....it will probably end. Lol. On a lot of the par fives I have birdied they have been easy tap in birdies because I was so close to the green in two shots. To be fair....my putting has also gotten better...,and my putting handicap is +2 for the year. With that said....distance is a BIG advantage especially on par 5 holes.
  18. 4 points
    Those Wilson Staff blades leap off the webpage! Absolute timeless and classic appearance.
  19. 4 points
    chin up- we have ALL been there. John Jacobs always said when you have "total swing disintegration go back to basics, grip, alignment, posture and take half smooth swings ONLY until it starts to bed in" It works! good luck, keep us updated.
  20. 4 points
    Based solely on your picture.... Wilson Staff by a country mile, followed by Mizuno and Titleist. The rest are 'nice'.
  21. 4 points
    I played pretty poorly today and the winds and a stiff back didn't help. We ended up playing 12 holes today after work: +7 (yikes) 1 birdie/3 pars/8 bogeys 4/10 fir 3/12 gir 19 putts
  22. 4 points
    -1. 3 birds, 2 bogeys. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  23. 4 points
    Probably me. Hole #2 at Rackham is a dogleg right and if I pull driver, I'd be hitting it into the next fairway.
  24. 4 points
  25. 4 points
    MP-18 first, Wilson 2nd Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  26. 4 points
    Ok... just remember. You asked for it. [emoji15] I won’t be hard to miss.
  27. 4 points
    As GolfSpy_Barbajo would say. Vote early and often! Don’t necessarily have to play them. Just the best looking ones. I plan on doing a Players Cavity, Cavity, Players Distance, GI, and SGI poll too. Also, please use the website to access the poll!! But first:
  28. 4 points
    I love chess! Easy to play, but impossible to master. I play all the time, but I still kinda suck.
  29. 4 points
    The basics are not hard. Strategy is a b****...lol.
  30. 4 points
    We hate seeing all these wonderful animals without good homes. We don’t do Facebook because our kids aren’t on. Our daughters do not want the Gkids pix out there. SWMBO donates a lot to the animal charities. Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  31. 4 points
    That just breaks my heart. Then I have to go over to your wife's Facebook page and look at the animals you have photographed and taken video of. I think I just got something in my eyes to make them water up. Sent from my SM-G955U using MyGolfSpy mobile app
  32. 4 points
    Playing chess with my youngest and one of my nieces. Never played before.... going to learn how. This could be fun!!
  33. 4 points
    It is the wedge that fills the gap before your 72* wedge http://www.bombtechgolf.com/products/72-degree-wedge
  34. 4 points
    This describes my putting game currently.
  35. 4 points
    Well I'm back after my 24 hours of being a social media influencer. The pay is much lower than anticipated. Unfortunately work and family obligations pretty much dictate when and where I can play. I have Thursday afternoons off over the summer to play at least 18 at my home course with the hope that I can play elsewhere some weekends. This week I'm planning playing 63 holes and all will be at the same course. I'd love to find a place with gigantic fairways but life often gets in the way of golf.
  36. 3 points
  37. 3 points
    Safe bet that, as a MGS Community Member, you're already aware that Gary Woodland just one the US Open. I'm guessing you know that his victory gives Wilson credit for its first major since Padraig Harrington. You might also know about the PING metalwoods, Vokey and TaylorMade wedges, Cameron putter, and Titleist golf balls. The point is that Woodland played a mix of equipment, but nothing in his bag was as visible to everyone watching at home as his PUMA PWRADAPT Patriot Pack Golf Shoes. Woodland's shoes are part of PUMA Golf's Volition America collection and are slated for an October release. For a very limited time...literally the next 10 hours and 15 minutes (as of 9:45 AM eastern time), you can pre-order Woodland's shoes. The upside of pre-ordering now is that through July 4th, PUMA is doubling its contribution to Folds of Honor on everything sold from the Volition America Collection (which obvious includes the shoes). Cool shoes...great cause. If you're so inclined, click here to pre-order your Patriot Pack PWRADAPTs.
  38. 3 points
    I have a book on the basics and some strategy I can scan all the pages and get it to you. This is the boat I am in. Work sucked last night that is all
  39. 3 points
    I am benching my 60° this year. I’ve already taken strokes off my game. Think I am going to change my set up to 50, 55.
  40. 3 points
    I asked my pro during a wedge lesson a similar question i.e what's the technique for a full swing with my 48/52/54? He said "Why?, why would you put a full swing on a scoring club? if you cant reach without a full swing on a 54, hit a 52" as he's very experienced in tournaments and his wedge play is exceptional I'll bow down to his knowledge and advice.
  41. 3 points
    Weather has been terrible for almost any outdoor activities this past month.Got out on a gorgeous 81 degree day and just played terrible.Shot a 58 for 9 holes and left the course. I hit just about every bad shot a golf club could possibly hit in a lifetime.Bad storms and more heavy rain slated for the next 7 days again.So now I have to live with all the bad memories from that debacle in the sun yesterday It’s weird..I felt so happy to just be on the course yesterday.And I really felt like a decent round would be the gift the golf gods would give me.Sadly, they gave me a real bad one.Not sure what part of my game needs addressing
  42. 3 points
    Stage 1 is up for viewing y'all. Please let me know any questions y'all have! Thanks again for the opportunity to test more equipment MGS!!! Excited to cut some strokes off my game!
  43. 3 points
    Sorry @JohnSmalls there is one par 4 I have to lay up. The dogleg is too tight and the trees are too tall to hit driver
  44. 3 points
    Playing on my phone right now to get he hang of it. I currently am around a 1000 handicap [emoji51]. A week or so and I’ll have a good strategy.
  45. 3 points
    Do they make a body widget?
  46. 3 points
    Great stuff - the first thing that I told my trainer a year and a half ago was - I will exercise but I won’t go to the gym. She had no trouble constructing an at home program for me that has worked just fine. One thing that I’ve learned is that it doesn’t take a lot to get fit - just a little bit every day and eat properly most of the time. Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  47. 3 points
    HA! The old hit yourself in the face with the ball wedge! Awesome! Or a gap wedge where someone ran over the face with forklift ??
  48. 3 points
    I’d be afraid of hitting myself in the face if I attempted a shot with that thing. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  49. 3 points
    Actually, my swing must already be just like Brooks Koepka’s because neither of us are concerned with fairway bunkers 290 yards from the tee. Sent from my iPad using MyGolfSpy
  50. 3 points
    Tommy Armour Impact No. 3 Testing Stage 1- So only a little bit has changed since my review last year on the Cleveland CBX Launcher (Click HERE for more details on my story from last year's stage 1) irons so I will briefly update you all here from the stage 1 I linked above. The Cleveland irons were pretty good to me for a bit but I really struggled with low flight, low-spin shots that would take off over the green by 20-30 yards. So I was able to trade in the Cleveland’s for a set of PING i210s with a 120g KBS Tour shaft and they fit my game so much better. I can hold greens much better now and have consistent gapping, all of which affects my putting tremendously since these are the clubs responsible for hitting the green. Since the stage 1 linked above was for an iron review I am going to take moment to give y’all a brief overview of my putting game. I use a left-hand low grip a la Jordan Spieth, due to the fact that I am naturally left-handed in everything but golf. I feel as though I have more control of the club face with this grip (see picture). Consistency is going to be a key for me in this review as speed control is an issue for me. I may leave one short on one hole and then nuke one by the hole on the next, it is a bit of a mystery this year. I do tend to be aggressive with my putts as it at least gives me a little sense of being confident. Distance control can be spotty at best but my worst distance by far is 10 feet from the hole. Most of my approach shots leave me with something around 10-15 feet and I certainly do not make as many birdies as I would like. One of the main reasons I wanted to test the TA3 was due to its performance from 10’ in the last two Most Wanted tests. Anything outside of 10-15” always brings in the possibility of 3-putting for me as I nervously pray that I can two-putt (the MGS blog just posted a write up on this from shot scope check it out HERE if you haven’t already) and move on. Actually, I have had at least 1 three putt in every round I have played so far in 2019…sorry MLA but you're in the Hot Seat. Enough about me and my crazy putting, let’s get to the meat of matter here and start talking about the Tommy Armour Impact #3 putter (hitherto referred to as TA3)!! My first thought after pulling it out of the box was “SICK!” I am a huge fan of the “murdered out” all-black look of the putter. My second thought was, “My goodness that is a small putter head.” At least compared to my current putter, the MLA Pro X-Dream almost a good inch difference between the two. Here is a quick run down of the rest of the cosmetics from the TA3, the grip is the stock flat pistol Winn grip which is black and grey that goes pretty well with the rest of the putter’s look ( I would have loved to see a bit of that bronze color on the grip, but I digress). I love the clean murdered out look of the putter head and the shaft, the graphics on the bottom of the putter look pretty clean as well. No complaints in the cosmetics department. The significant thing about the TA3 is the fact that Tommy Armour is not trying to recreate the wheel. This model simply takes already existing technology slap it into a putter and present it at a great price for the consumer. The fang-shaped design offers easy alignment, the aluminum insert along with the elastomer behind it provides excellent feel. Probably the most significant technology this putter offers is the milling across the whole face of the putter to minimize bad strikes. As you can see there is nothing new going on in the technology department with the TA3. Everything on this putter is stock at 34’’ as there are no custom options (please don't mind the baby in the picture.) I am so excited for this test as I think I can really serve as a gauge of how effective this putter can be for someone who truly struggles with putting. Here are my top priorities for testing: 1. Performance from 10’ most common distance for birdie chances for me. This MUST be good for the TA3 to stay in the bag. 2. Proximity, really interested to see if my misses are closer to the hole than the MLA 3. Total number of putts, reducing this will obviously reduce my scores. Of course, I will be dividing the review into on-course and practice green segments to track performance from different distances in different scenarios. However, in order to truly evaluate the TA3 for each priority I plan on gathering data from my previous rounds with my current MLA putter and comparing them directly with the rounds I play with the TA3. I will also be switching between the two putters during testing to compare performance. I guess we will see if a value-packed switch in equipment truly lower scores. I do have to mention one major concern I have with this putter, the connection between the head and the shaft looks a bit weak, I think I can see some of the glue (see picture) so hopefully the durability of this club is not an issue, stay tuned...
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