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  1. 3 points
    It's the subscription that ultimately turned me off to Arccos. I think it's probably "best of breed," but I also didn't want to wait for Link to be ready. I hadn't considered the extra shot thing because GG Live required tagging so you didn't have to worry about it. On the flip side, I'm really excited for the PinCollect feature because GG Live had no such thing. It forced your to go back and correct pin locations post-round.
  2. 3 points
    Really enjoy mine. The size was a little bit to get used to, but after a handful of rounds, I don't even notice anymore. The thing to get used to is tapping for pin location and if you hit an extra shot/putt, having to go back and fix that. Sidenote... You can use the "provisional shot" option if you want to hit an extra full swing shot... And then just say "ball not lost". Sent from my SM-G975U using Tapatalk
  3. 3 points
    I'm trying to temper my excitement with this Oregon lead. My goodness. This could open the door to the Big 12 winner. This Oregon defense is hitting Utah hard.
  4. 3 points
    I’m not mentioning the other times when I do it unintentionally....
  5. 3 points
    PR moniker update: Captain Assh.... errr... Asterisk... I intended to say Captain Asterisk... it's the camera angle
  6. 3 points
    USGA 8-1a. (4) player may not remove or press down sand or loose soil to improve any of the conditions affecting their stroke. Intent does not factor in this scenario.
  7. 2 points
    That's exactly what I'm thinking. If I miss short four times a round and I can change that to two with no improvement in ball striking, that's a win for me. Thanks to OP for getting me thinking about this.
  8. 2 points
    Even pros struggle with front pin locations. We rarely hit the ball perfectly pure and to what we believe is our distance with each club. What your shot pattern shows is a nice little spread. Move the center of that spread up a few yards and now you aren’t missing so many greens short. [emoji1363] Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  9. 2 points
    https://www.espn.com/golf/story/_/id/28239165/patrick-reed-given-two-shot-penalty-hero-world-challenge-improving-lie
  10. 2 points
    I didn't realize we had Friday night football with Oregon vs. Utah in the Pac 12 Championship tonight. Looks like Oregon is trying to send a message. Not sure what that message is, but they are giving Utah all they can handle and then some.
  11. 2 points
    This is good advice for 5-handicappers too, at least until you get inside short-iron range. You want the bulk of your misses to be on the green, if you can. If you start aiming at tucked pins, you don't have to miss by much to be off the green. Most of us are much better off 60 feet away and putting (10 yard pull after aiming at the middle of the green) than 30 feet and chipping (10 yard push, aiming at the flag). Say you get up and down 30% of the time, pretty decent for an "average" golfer, so 70% you'd take 3 strokes when chipping. Will you 3-putt 70% of the time?
  12. 2 points
    This is what I love about this site, or at least one of the things. @BIG STU you truly are a gentleman and a scholar.. As life goes this reaffirms my faith in humanity.. You just made me smile.. Thank you..
  13. 2 points
    Yep and those are the good Tour Forged ones too> I have a set of Hogan Grinds that have a Legend 3 or 4 shaft that need a good home> I can not hit them anymore because they are too stiff for my back. I will dig them out after Christmas and will also look and see if I have a spare Muirfield PW---- And the price on the Grinds will be right as in Free. I would rather see them played and enjoyed instead of gathering rust and dust in the recesses of my shop. But we will get together after Christmas because I have 3 programs to run on the sound board at church plus a wedding to do this Saturday
  14. 1 point
    No experience with their raingear. I can only offer that my WH golf shoes have worn very well. In fact, they have a newer version of this shoe that I'm likely to get.
  15. 1 point
    I also noticed zero friction and Adidas reason gear was on clearance at the PGA Superstore if you have one near you. Sent from my SM-G975U using Tapatalk
  16. 1 point
    Makes you wonder if he “actually” won Rickie’s Masters...?
  17. 1 point
    I own a townhome in Augusta and rent it out for the Masters. During that period I basically make my entire years mortgage. While a LPGA event is certainly not the masters I would still give it a try. I recommend VRBO and or AirBnB. Don’t let the bad news stories scare you. There are ways to eliminate risk I only rent to folks who are frequent flyers and have outstanding reviews. Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  18. 1 point
    Last year at this time I stayed in Myrtle for 90 days. Coming from Hawaii the colder wet conditions really threw me for a loop. The ball was going no where and the game got considerably harder. First thing I did was move up one Tee Box. That hurt my ego but I enjoyed the game more. I then made a trip to the Discount Golf Shop on Hwy 17 and bought a bunch of varying brands. What worked best for me???? Nike Black (not red, not platinum). Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  19. 1 point
    Forgot to mention the best part of that post lol. Rory McIlroy commenting about the pic of the 4 iron... "That last pic is giving me the shakes #butterknife." Sent from my Pixel 2 using MyGolfSpy mobile app
  20. 1 point
    This seems to me like a cop out and refusal to accept any responsibility for his action. Intent or not, he improved the lie, and in a game of honor, the proper thing is to say, while not intentional, I understand I improved my lie, and therefore should be penalized. I mean, you know you’re gonna get penalized anyway, why not save face and act like it wasn’t intentional? Good.
  21. 1 point
    New problem with the 410? Have you changed the hosel setting? Sent from my iPad using MyGolfSpy
  22. 1 point
    I went back and looked at the post I left. I think it’s safe to say I owe @GSwag an apology. The best excuse I can give him is that sometimes the written word doesn’t always come off the way it was intended. A couple of well placed emojis or lols could’ve helped. That said, he did come off a bit, let’s say, edgy? But whatever, I shouldn’t have said anything. Either way I hope he sees this, and I think it’s pretty cool he has a friend like you to vouch for him.
  23. 1 point
    I mean if he gets away with it again and again, he looks like a (cheating in my opinion) genius that knows how to tip toe the line. But he clearly improved his lie, and there is no way the rules officials should let that slide for anyone.
  24. 1 point
    Funny you should mention this. I was having some problems with G410 driver (height/distance) and took out F8 driver and grit was good distance 10 yards more. Dunno what’s going on. Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  25. 1 point
    Great advice. As I look back on 2019, the days I played well I did a bunch of stretches at home (I'm only 10 min away from our #1) and played conservatively on our #1 which has water and bunkers to temp an aggressive shot. Sent from my iPad using MyGolfSpy
  26. 1 point
    As I understand it based on new rules you can ground your club but not improve the lie. Is my understanding correct? Sent from my iPad using MyGolfSpy
  27. 1 point
    I'm with @chisag and @cnosil on this one. If your current irons are a terrible fit, there might be some good gains with a properly fit set. If your main issues are with the indian and not the arrow, then Sub70 looks like a great option to have some fun with some new irons without breaking the bank. If you fit well into some of the stock shafts, they are a steal. Even with some of their more expensive shaft upgrades you are looking at prices below a new set of Hogans and practically half of a similar set of big brand OEMs. Oh my stars....the 699 Pros are on the website...I might be getting in some serious trouble in 2020...
  28. 1 point
  29. 1 point
    Completely, He should be DQ'd...
  30. 1 point
    They weren't pulled improperly. They were either over-prepped at installation or have been installed into multiple sets with too much prep after each pull.
  31. 1 point
    Bounce does change 1 for 1 but may or may not be detrimental. Bending irons 2-3 degrees is pretty common and likely not going to change much of the playability. I do generally suggest to not change the lofts just for an overall distance gain but to properly gap your golf clubs. I have a wedge at 50* and another club at 48 with a 15 yard gap - I rest real easy at night knowing my clubs will go the distance I need with a gap of my choosing. 4 degrees between clubs is a nice starting point but after that get a predetermined gap between your clubs. This is why is called custom fitting versus 'returning to spec."
  32. 1 point
    Rob - NC I use the Pelz 3 line method (O-Ball) on my ball when I putt (like what Callaway is doing to their balls now) I use the Pelz Golf DP4014 O-Ball device with a Sharpie Pen Currently using/testing the Maxfli Tour and Tour X balls for Mygolfspy I'd go with the Align XL as large as possible in black with my last name in the line
  33. 1 point
    John-James, Blaine WA Yes Sharpie and line template Titleist Pro V1X Align XL Choice Black, JJ
  34. 1 point
    I completely get your 'stubbornness'. I'm a guy that will put my stubbornness up against anyone's! I beat the hell out my concepts or those of other people. It is a real struggle for me to be wrong but my game and coaching have greatly improved as I have changed my perspective from nothing works to how can I break/challenge/disprove my beliefs today. As a result, I have great certainty in what I have chosen to teach in both technique and strategy. One of the concepts that greatly helped me was the idea that we can prepare our skills, recognition and responses to known events or challenges. Many people want to believe that there is tremendous variability in the game of golf. Many people believe the same about their careers. The reality is that most of us in work & sport face the same identifiable challenges with great regularity. If we can prepare our response and execution we can be much more successful than when we constantly feel like things are different. If won't go on and on about this topic but I believe that watching pilot videos on Youtube is one of the best examples. They can fly to a million different places but they face the same set of tasks every time they fly. How do they handle this? They have checklists and prepare for each flight like it is the first! We can play golf the same way as long as we have a reasonable set of skills, create our own check lists (known strategy), and practice our response and execution. There is a reason why Tiger always looks calm - he has prepared for the very moment and his skills travel the world very well. Tiger shouldn't be looked at different - he should be seen as the norm!
  35. 1 point
    Knowing GSwag personally, I can tell you that you're WAY off base. "Common denominator"? No crap! These are HIS stories so obviously he would be the common denominator. What I can say about GSwag is while he is very forward with his opinions and he wears his heart on his sleeve, you also won't find a more passionate person about the game nor a more fun person to play with. It's one thing to tee it up on a random day and hack around... it's another to play in a sanctioned tournament and take 6 or more hours to play... especially in heat indexes over 100*. There is absolutely zero reason ANY round of golf should take more than 4 hours other than a complete lack of and total disrespect for the game, your playing companions, and other people on the course. I walked off during an Amateur event once because after hitting my shot OB and taking the appropriate drop, one guy in our group went ape s*** on me about how I was in violation of the rules, yada yada yada. Keep in mind this was the guy who brought his annoying ass "trophy" wife with him and she didn't shut up the entire day... she talked non-stop during everyone else's swing, she got out and wandered endlessly... she drank to an excessive amount. So after the 10th hole where my OB drop took place, I quietly grabbed my back and walked back in. I simply wasn't going to put up with him or her for the back 9. Funny thing is my cart partner (who was leading at the time) came in 2 holes later. He was done with them as well. Tournament promoter told us he had received previous complaints and this guy would be banned from future events. We never saw that clown again.
  36. 1 point
    I had the same thought as @tony@CIC, I'd like to throttle my driver sometimes. But I know the shot you mean. I'll consciously try to take a 3/4 backswing, with kind of limited wrist angle, and almost try a hockey slapshot. No feeling of releasing the clubhead, just rotate through with my normal body movement. I like it when I don't need huge distance, especially into the wind where a solid 3-wood has the potential to balloon and go anywhere. Tee it low, and be sure to rotate your torso. And of course, practice it on the range before you try it on the course. Same with driver off the deck.
  37. 1 point
    Yeah there were times I'd like to throttle my driver oh wait you mean choke down on it. I thought you meant punish it
  38. 1 point
    I'd agree. Targeting the pin doesn't happen that often on tour let alone for a player who isn't scratch. Want to test the theory? Place a ball in the middle of the green and putt. Then record your score with the assumption that you hit the green in regulation. I have my women's team do this for 9 holes. Their score from the middle of the green is always better or the same as their regular score and very often they shoot par with the middle of the green approach. Want to take a guess how many of my players average right around par? Hmmm.... Ego and emotion are tough opponents.
  39. 1 point
    Here's another course strategy idea I heard from a PGA Tour coach who came to our military base course in North Dakota (during the winter even) to give a seminar. He said the strategy for mid to high handicappers (to him that was 15+) was NEVER aim for the pin on the approach shot. The target for those golfers should ALWAYS be the center of the green. Why? Pin placements. With 18 holes there should be an even distribution of front/middle/back pin placements. This strategy says if you make a perfect approach shot (knowing you wont) on every hole you'll have 6 first putts of about 10 feet. The advantage for the higher handicappers of using this strategy is knowing we aren't going to hit every approach shot perfect. Greens are typically sized at about 10-15 yards radius from the center. If you play to the center on every green you've got that much miss radius to use without finding yourself in trouble.
  40. 1 point
    Huh, definitely a few Ole Farts around [emoji106] Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  41. 1 point
    Played this last weekend in my members handicap association club championship. There were two flights,( A flight 0-9 HC and B flight 10-26 HC ). Being a 15 HC at my club is was in the B flight. Two day tournament with daily gross and net payouts and the bulk of winnings going to overall low gross and net winners. Day one I shot an unspectacular 89 ( 74 net ) struggling mightily with my approach shots but didn't play myself out of the tourney by virtue of reasonable driving and good putting. Day two again I struggled with my irons. But my driving was really good 8/13 fairways and my putting was outstanding especially down the stretch one putting 4 of the last five holes! Low gross score of 81( 66 net ) for Sundays day money and tourney low net by 1 stroke over Saturdays leader. One of my most memorable rounds and my first individual victory in golf. This was not an individual effort though, I owe everyone here at MGS for raising my level of awareness and golf IQ with everything we do and learn here at MSG
  42. 1 point
    Someone got in his head when they questioned why a string bean of a human can keep up with him off the tee Suggested maybe trying a different ball, something that would flight down easier than a V1x. Solution? New driver. I COULD SELL AN IGLOO TO A PENGUIN!
  43. 1 point
    @edteergolf, question about this stat. Have seen you post this before and have heard rebuttals that it is easier for a non pro to get up and down because of slower softer greens. Basically that a proficient amateur should be significantly higher that PGA level. Is this truly the case or a realistic expectation?
  44. 1 point
    I agree with most of what you are saying. The short game not so much. The short game is the hardest to make proficient. PGATour is right about 50% up/downs. Not when they win but on average. When they win they increase their GIRs and make more putts than normal/average. If you simply chunk, top, shank, etc. then yes it is the easiest to improve. To become proficient, you must strike it solid, the correct direction, the correct distance and those must match your desired landing spot and your spin generation. The Golf IQ to get beyond decent is much greater than hit the green. Great putting is about giving the ball a chance to fall into the hole and never three-putt. Remember at 8' it is a 50/50 proposition on the PGA Tour. Do you putt as well as a tour player? Generate a decent read prediction, generate the correct speed (yes, one speed for all putts until you are a + handicap), and start the ball reasonably online. Some easy math: Player A relies on his short game and hits 8 greens per round. At 50% conversion he shoots 77 with no other errors and no birdies. Player B hits hits 12 greens per round. With 50% conversion this player shoots 75 with no other errors and no birdies. Last thing: For a player who is truly willing to do a little work, the easiest thing to improve is the golf swing. Swings are simple - we either create movements that require a great amount of compensations or on that doesn't. In other words, it either works or it doesn't. Everyone is capable of swing improvements that lead to a simple plan of putting the ball in play off the tee and placing the ball or very, very near the edge of the green the vast majority of the time.
  45. 1 point
    He's saying it's more important to be putting that to be hunting pins. Which, is generally true for any mid+ hdcp golfer. Also takes into account that putting is much lower risk than chipping/pitching. No duffed putts. If it's true that your chipping is that much better than your putting, you're in a great spot. Because putting is the easiest thing to get better at. If you really improve your putting and maintain a great short game, your scores should drop quickly. That's probably the lowest hanging fruit. Turn two putt bogeys into up and down pars. Improving short game is a lot easier than building or rebuilding a more consistent full swing. If you're putting yourself in such a bad position off the tee that you consistently need to take drops, that might be the exception. Penalties kill the score, as I know all too well;) in that case, see if you can get some lessons and focus on really tightening the dispersion for your driver.
  46. 1 point
    I couldn’t resist the PXG for Heroes deal last month and went for a driver. Sent from my iPad using MyGolfSpy
  47. 1 point
    If you can, do a little bit of yoga before you leave the house. You don't need to do a ton; I do maybe ten minutes or so. When you get to the course and get to the first tee, do the following: 1. Front-to-back leg kicks, about 30 seconds with each leg. 2. Side-to-side leg kicks in front of your body, about 30 seconds with each leg. Really swing your hips when you do this. 3. Forward arm circles, about 30 seconds. Start small, finish with big windmills. 4. Reverse arm circles, about 30 seconds. Again, start small, finish with big windmills. So in about 2 minutes, you should be warm enough to hit that opening tee shot. I've taken this from a couple different teaching pros whom I trust. I play a fair amount of after-work golf where I just roll up to the first tee straight from the parking lot. I've found now that I really don't like to hit a bunch of balls before I play. 10 shots or so will tell me what direction the ball is going, and I'll do that two minute warmup before hitting balls. I also tend to play the first few holes pretty conservatively as @GSwag suggests. I'm not going to hit a driver on a tight hole with trouble on both sides if you have to start on a tough hole. All I want to do is keep the ball on the golf course and give myself a chance to see what direction the ball is going.
  48. 1 point
    That's good advice for a 0.6 hcpr Zipr. But, ole Shankdog is a 19 hcpr according to his info above. I'd guess many/most of his basic fundamentals need some work first. I hate to say it again but having a trained instructor take a look at his swing, grip, alignment, etc. might be the best place to start. (and not just a one and done thing) IMO - Until those basics are working reasonably well; should he start to focus on details. Shankdog it seems is a guy that needs to solve/improve the big picture. Again, just my opinion.
  49. 1 point
    Blast Motion had a Black Friday sale .... I bought one. I've heard good things about it.
  50. 1 point
    The driver and irons are gone but I still have the Cobra 3 wood, hybrids, and wedges in my bag. They are all top notch.
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