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  1. 25 points
    Time for a job change! I gave my two-weeks notice last week, and will start my new job on the 22nd. I was covering 8 States for a company and the income wasn’t justifying being away from my family so much, so this new job will have me closer to home, with only a night or two out a week. The other days I’ll be home each evening. I’m very blessed, and SO thankful!!! I am looking forward to this new adventure!!! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  2. 16 points
    Lot’s of new stuff! Also new Cally Rogue driver on the way In Florida this week on vacation [emoji1303][emoji631] Bag this week: Ping G400 Max Callaway XR16 4 Wood Callaway XR Steelhead Hybrids 3 - 5 Tommy Armour Atomic Max Irons 6 - GW Cleveland CBX 50 Wedge Cleveland Sureout, 62 Wedge Evnroll ER5 Putter Coming SOON Callaway Rogue Driver! Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  3. 15 points
    (4) TESTERS Wanted Cleveland RTX 4 Wedges If you do something once and it works well, then why not do it a second, third and now even a fourth time? Makes sense right? Well that must be what the club designers at Cleveland Golf think. A company that knows a thing or two about wedges, has stuck with a successful formula in the RTX line. Without changing the by now well known RTX name, Cleveland has certainly added what it feels are some enhancements to make the wedge even better than before. What are those changes and how do they perform? Well that's where four trusted forum members will come in, as they will be chosen to test, review and keep two wedges in the RTX 4 lineup. You will be able to choose which two lofts you would like to test and which of the three finishes you'd like. . How to Enter: It's Simple First and Foremost, DO NOT Quote This Post in Your Reply Per manufacturers request this testing is open to all US Residents In a post below list the following information. First Name/State Handicap Current Brand Wedges Played Your favorite type of wedge shot That's it. We'll be selecting the testers next week. So be sure and check back to see if you were selected
  4. 15 points
    [emoji3590][emoji3590][emoji3590] I just can't get over this little girl[emoji3531][emoji3531][emoji3531] Sent from my Pixel XL using Tapatalk
  5. 14 points
    Test results came in this morning from my biopsy a couple of days ago. Results were benign so don't have to go back for a couple of years
  6. 13 points
    The week of my 3 day member/guest has finally arrived. Wedgie and GolfSpy Stroker will be representing all who will listen in this tournament and we are in it to win it. The format is 6 nine hole matches in flights. Playoff is alternate shot. The prize you ask? Free membership to the club for one year plus we plan to go big on the side betting to make this a huge haul over 3 days. Stroker is ready! Wedgie is ready! Only question now is are our competitors ready to get spanked? Stroker and I have been playing together for about a year now so I know we can do it. In our 36 hole practice day last week I think I shot 87 and 90 and Stroker was just about the same. Crappy scores? Pfft...we call it dialing it in! I hope between the 2 of us we can get some pictures and updates posted as we go. Tournament starts Friday, beer starts Friday night! Wish us luck!
  7. 13 points
    Week 5 Recap and announcement for Week 6 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Week 5 Recap... Competitors: @Bucky CC maintains a firm hold on First Place with yet. another. second place finish. Second to who? Second to @Nunfa0 with his second win in a row and third overall. The upside down Kiwi is hot on the heels of this challenge. There's also drama brewing in the middle with a 2-way tie for Third. This is pretty late in the season to be so close. Forum Members: There was a lot of fantastic Q&A this week and the competitors deserve high praise for withstanding the peppering session. The forum posed some excellent topics to chew on and I expect Cobra/Arccos will take notice. Now for the prize.....round and round the wheel goes. Where will it stop? Nobody knows. The wheel spin weights are loaded based on question count. They're my best effort and are not open to debate To the lucky winner, CONGRATS ON THE NEW KICKS! Keep an eye out for a PM from me with more instructions. ++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Week 6 Challenge... This new challenge is destined to be a fun week that will double as a proof of concept for larger-scale forum events. This week's challenge: 4 Clubs, 2 Guys At the outset of the challenge, we tasked the competitors to recruited a teammate for Week 6. Up until recently, the teammates didn't know details of this challenge so kudos to them for being down for whatever. Here's the quick rules: Each player will be using 4 clubs + putter (5 total). None of the 4 clubs can be repeated across teammates. ie. if Player A puts driver in his bag, Player B can not. The scores will be the COMBINED NET between the 2 players (a score of 144 would be net par). We'll be using a net formula that takes into account player HC, course difficulty, and course Par so we're all on a level playing field whether you're on a par 75 monster or a par 62 executive. Playing well on a harder course will help you out here. You can play as many rounds as you like, but only submit one, 18-hole score. You must play the submitted round between 13-21 July Here's the teams we've established: Team Bardle @bardle: 3w, 5i, 8i, 54º @Wedgie: Driver, 3h, 7i, 52º The Super Speeders @Bucky CC : 3h, 7i, 9i, and 54* @revkev : Driver, 7w, 8i, and 52* Kiwi and the Iceman @Nunfa0 : 3h, 7i, PW, and 56* @Apolloshowl : 2i, 6i, 9i, and 54* Weapons of Grass Destruction @palvord : 3w, 7i, PW, 52* @yungkory : Driver, 5i, 8i, 56* The Blue Bloods @robertson153 : 4h, 7i, PW, and 58* @fozcycle : Driver, 5w, 9i, and 53* I already captured everyone's handicaps. To our players, when you're ready to post your scores to this official thread, answer the following template: Date Played Course Course Rating/Slope for tees selected Gross Score Clubs Used and how it felt getting around the course with them Screenshots/Stories of the most memorable shots during your round Sorry to the rest of the forum but this week's Puma Prize will go to the recruited teammate on the winning team. They will get the prize of a Puma hat and shirt and the competitors get ranked like normal. Review: The competitors will also be sharing a 100-word review this week of the Stand or Cart Bag they received now that they're starting to rack up some miles on the If there's ever been a perfect week for smack talk, I think this one is it. Let's hear it!!! ++++++++++++++++++++++++++
  8. 13 points
    ... Being an older statesman, I have seen several golf forums start out very much like MGS but it only takes a few posters that want to engage in "discourse" and it slowly gets worse until you have an entire forum of discourse. Of course I am not saying everyone should agree all the time, just disagree with a little respect. People take things personal because some posters make it personal.
  9. 13 points
    Intro First and foremost I want to sincerely thank MGS and Precision Pro for this opportunity to review and KEEP the new Precision Pro NX9 HD rangefinder. I LOVE new equipment and especially love tech. My dream job was to be in product development for a major golf manufacturer so this is a piece of the pie! My goal is to provide all the answers to the questions our MGS community has regarding this new rangefinder. I will not be biased and want to provide the most honest review that I can. This is for US as a community and to empower the consumer to make the most cost-conscious decision when in the market for new equipment. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE send me questions or inquiries you would like answered regarding the rangefinder. The Personal Questions • A little about me… I’m 33, I do Project Management for a living, have a degree in mechanical engineering; married (abt a year & ½ ago) with a baby baby girl on the way, and live in Charleston, SC. We are very fortunate to have great weather 10 months out of the year to golf in. Golf has always been a passion of mine along with fishing. At this point I would say I am able to play approximately 12-15 rounds a year. I am very fortunate to have a great father-in-law who lives nearby who is also is my golf buddy. It works out even better that we are very competitive with our scores; always within 2-3 shots of each other. • Where Did I Learn to Play: I first learned how to play golf through my dad at the age of 14. Mixing golf and baseball at that age was not good for either swing. Not wanting to give up either sport, I ended up just having a bad baseball swing. Since the end of my baseball career (HS varsity baseball), I can count on 1 hand how many golf lessons I have paid for. Given that I am currently a 14 hdcp, I feel pretty good about my game. • Why Do I Play Golf: Golf = competition. I do not know how someone can play the game and not be competitive in spirit. And it is not necessarily competitive with one another, but with yourself. The constant desire to improve and want to improve. The emotional highs and lows behind great and awful shots. The adrenaline of hitting a low stinger through the woods and onto the green. Spending thousands of hard earned dollars on metal and graphite to gain a few yards here and there. It’s the 95% of us that are weekend warriors! We don’t play for money, fame, and endorsements (though I’m willing to if asked… ). But when we look at the scorecard and see PAR (70,71,72) in the last column, we compete on every shot to hit that one goal. THAT is why I play the game. It’s the competition, it’s the drive for success, it’s the drive to hit PAR (or better). The Golf Questions • I am currently riding a 14.1 HCP Index and trending to a 13.6 as of recently (courtesy of The Grint app). Attached is a picture of my past 20 rounds. I have been consistently lowering the score. As we all know, getting the time to practice and play consistently will help. I have made some recent club changes which are equating to more fairways and lower scores. My starting Lineup • Driver: Taylormade M6 9* with 65g Stiff Mitsubishi Tensei Red shaft (New & custom fit to impove fairway %. LOVE IT) • 3 wood: Taylormade R11s with 70g rogue phenom stiff shaft (on the way out of the bag) • 5 wood: Taylormade SLDR with stiff shaft (fills a yardage gap) • 3 hybrid: Taylormade M4 with Atmos stiff shaft (new to the bag, barely hit so far. In to replace the 3 iron) • 4 hybrid: Taylormade M2 with Reax stiff shaft (new to the bag, barely hit so far. In to replace the 4 iron) • 5-pw irons: Taylormade Rocketbladz tour with stiff KBS shafts. (on the way out once $ comes in) • Wedges: Titleist 52, 56, 60 SM5 & SM6 (love the wedges) • Putter: Odysset 34" 2-ball original with superstroke grip (oldie but goodie) • Tracked By: Arccos (loving the system) I love new technology! If only I didn’t have bills to pay… In the meantime I read up on all the newest clubs, tech, launch monitors, and review sites so when the time is right, I’m prepared! I’m like everyone else, we want the best bang for our buck! Currently I’m gaming a 2009 Bushnell V2 Tour Slope Edition rangefinder. This was in the early days of slope technology. It’s been 10years since I have really read up on rangefinders since mine has been going pretty strong. At this point, I believe you can find it on Amazon for under $200. SSSOO how has technology changed over the past 10yrs and is it worth the extra money or can any of our MGS community members find similar tech from past years to do provide equal value. One of my newest purchases over the past few months was the Arccos system. I have been using Arccos for the past 6-7 rounds now and have really enjoyed it. HThe more shots you hit, the better the data. Data is king! First Impressions • Sleek • Small • Bright color scheme • Looks comfortable • Optics seem clear down the center • Optics may be a little fuzzy around the edges • Good case with carabiner clip Precision Pro Claims: There seems to be quite a few comparisons Precision Pro wants to make between their products and the industry leader (Bushnell). I want to take a closer look into some of the standout items that separate Precision Pro v. Bushnell: • Magnification (can you really tell a 1x difference) • Measurements (to .01 yards??????) • Care Package (seems like a customer service package which I hope I never need) • Lifetime batteries (hope this doesn’t burn through batteries) • Price (is it worth the money, is Bushnell overpriced, and can you buy an older yet equal model for less) What I’m Looking for: • Clarity; Great optics will really help on those 200+ yard yardage acquisitions. Is the contrast strong enough to read the display during high or low light scenarios. • Consistency; If I shoot a yardage, how many times do I have to keep shooting to feel confident that it was correct. • Ease of Use; Does the pin locking technology work. Does it take forever (too many seconds) to give me a good reading. Is it easy to change modes. • Hype; does it live up to the hype. Are you truly getting more for your money. Is the extra money worth it.
  10. 13 points
    First off, a big thank you to the folks at MGS and Precision Pro Golf for granting us the opportunity to test the NX9 HD slope range finder. I was in the market for a range finder and having one fall into my lap for free was a great surprise. Who am I and why golf? : I am a Dry side Superintendent (lumber mill) and married to an amazing wife who does not care how much I golf as long as I don’t ask her to, I am a father to 6 kids (blended Family) 3 boys and 3 girls, ages 17 to 10 and half of the year 3 of the kids are the same age, right now I have 3 13 year old’s. 4 of the 6 are all keen to golf and 2 of my 13-year-old boys make up my Saturday morning golf group. (all of us are lefties) I grew up playing every sport but golf, excelled in Rugby as a “big boned” kid and played for 25 years until my body finally told me enough. I had dabbled in golf in my early 20’s , it was never something I seen myself wanting to do more of or as something I was aiming to get better at but just another reason to be outside drinking beer on nice warm days. My home course where I’m a member is The Dunes Golf and Winter Club in Grande Prairie, AB Canada. I have become a serious golfer, I still have fun with it and really encourage my kids to play, but my mission is to keep improving, the more I improve the more I enjoy the game, the more I want to golf, it’s a vicious cycle. My clubs are always a work in progress I am always trying new clubs and tinkering , I currently am using the g410 plus driver and g410 3 wood, only constant has been the g700 irons , really can’t say enough good things about them, wedges I am 50/50 on and likely my next purchase and settled on the spider x putter. I switched to and committed to the snell mtb-x this year because soft is slow and I have been very happy with the results of switch from my old ball. I score low to mid 90’s right now, 2 yrs. ago I was a worm killing, ball topping machine and would card somewhere in the 120’s so I am happy with where I am at but also know I can get better. As you can see from the picture below the unboxing section my weakness as per the Arccos sensors is my approach shots and mis judging distance to the pins and leaving myself a monster first putt. I am currently mostly happy with how I am hitting all my clubs other than chipping/putting. Those are a continuous work in progress. The big test for me with the NX9 is to see if I can improve the short approach issue. will refer to again below but on to the unboxing. I am a bit of a tech geek so I was stoked to get the notice the package had arrived. THE UNBOXING Very well secured , bubble wrap to protect and provide me a few minute of fun popping the bubbles. Very nice presentation First look with the box cover removed Under the range finder itself , again very well protected and padded for shipping. Case is somewhat padded for protection. Inside the Case , hard to see. I am somewhat concerned about the long term durability of the carabiner, it seems a little light to be holding this to a bag over a long period of time, but easy upgrade. Using the Tragically Hip Fully Completely record as my back ground. Just over 5" long and 3.5" wide. On to the star of the Show. Some pics of the why we here: next to my mouse Next to my Pulp Fiction wallet .. reach in the bag and grab my … wanted to keep this out of the R rating so hid the stitching 3 inches tall 4 1/4 inches long Top view , green button is pretty much self explanatory , mode switches slope option on and off. What’s all in the box: First Impressions: well.. Impressed, (had a look at the precision pro website and the nx9 is sold out already so its a hot commodity) looks and feels durable. It’s very small, as you can see from the pic next to the mouse. I have bigger hands, so it took some getting used to. Tried shooting a few things around my office and the picture is super clear, took a bit of work to be steady and hit what I was aiming for.. that’s still a work in progress while I have been testing on course. I tried to take a picture through the scope and its not easy but will be part of my mission for stage 2. The Goal: I want to improve my scores, who doesn’t. I want to improve my approach game and not leave over 50% of my shots short as per my stats shared above. I want to compare what Arccos is telling me my club distances are vs the distance I get from the NX9 and also compare the Arccos distances from the flag to the nx9's measurements and the hopeful end result is that I am more informed and making a better club selection based on the data provided from both. I am curious to see how accurate my current information is. First GO: I have used the NX9 in multiple range sessions and discovered that the markers are not accurate, some are 7 yards shorter than posted. On course has been good, it does take work and patience to hold steady enough to hit the flag and not a tree 25 yards past it, I have done some initial comparisons between the two , but that will have to wait for stage 2. I have used for 3 rounds now and intend on testing more next week, no wife + no kids = lots of golf and putting the nx9 through its paces. Any questions or tests you want to see let me know and I will give it a go.
  11. 12 points
    Since I’ve been absolutely destroying things in the challenge so far, I went for a lesson tonight. I’m hoping that is going to start getting me sorted out. One of the lessons this challenge has taught me about my game is that I don’t know how to fix my errors on the course. Huge gap in my game right now. Self correction is the only kind of correction we have on the course, and I’m failing at it big time. I’m happy to keep working to find it though. It’s all part of the process. Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  12. 12 points
    Had credit at Roger Dunn so I scooped it up to test on the course. It rolls really well in their practice area, but so do a lot of others. Still have $110 in credit left over. Sent from my Pixel 3 using MyGolfSpy mobile app
  13. 12 points
    So here we are, I’ve been lucky enough to have been picked for another product review and I couldn’t be happier! Many thanks to MGS and Precision Pro for this fantastic opportunity. My quick background refresher - I picked up golf roughly 6 years ago after my doc told me my knee could no longer handle running or skating. No more 5ks or roller hockey meant I needed to find another sport to play to stay active, and so golf it was! Some friends of mine had picked up the game a few years prior, so I was happy to join them out on the course. Before that, my golfing experience consisted of “caddying” for my father & grandfather when I was younger, which was really just me walking the treeline looking for balls, then hitting a few shots when the ranger wasn’t around. I also golfed in a few scrambles which were more of an opportunity to drink with my buddies than actually, y’know, PLAY GOLF. My one and only scramble win, thanks to our single-digit cap buddy on the right! With my work schedule and family commitments, I usually play around 20-25 rounds per year total. My season usually slows down drastically in mid-September when marching band season starts, as I am a chaperone & prop parent for our town’s back to back to back national champion band. Both of my kids have been involved for 6 years now and I have a blast helping out. National champions the last 3 years in a row!! My son is also a golfer, having joined PGA Junior 3 years ago, and is now in his last year of playing 13u. I gladly give up my time on the course to walk with him during his matches. Golf is a great bond between the two of us (along with drumming and music) and we commonly hit local Par 3 courses along with the short game area of our local muni where we challenge each other during chipping and putting games. My dad will often join us, bringing 3 generations of the family out on the course together. My grandfather, at 91, had to finally stop playing a few years ago; he called me when he was 87 to brag about still being able to shoot his age and to laugh at me for shooting high 90’s-low 100’s. So golf has definitely been a big thing in my family. Me and my son right before he decided to grow 6 inches in about 8 months! When I’m able to get out on the course, I enjoy the quiet of being out in nature. When I was younger I grew up on 20 acres of wooded land out in western Massachusetts just off of the Connecticut border, so being out on the course reminds me a lot of the walks I would take as a kid, just exploring the woods & world around me. I’m currently carrying a cap of 21, mostly due to lack of playing recently. My bag reflects that of a higher handicapper - SGI irons in the Wilson/Staff D300, forgiving F6 driver set to 11.5*, and a Heavenwood that gets way more use than my hybrid. Being selected to review the PrecisionPro NX9 HD Slope is actually something I’m really excited about when it comes to my game - some swing solidifications over the past year have both increased my distance across the board, and have added a little more consistency. I feel that having a true distance device, rather than an app or GPS watch, will allow me to really dial in my distances and truly know what club I should be pulling in different situations. Up to now I’ve either been using a Bushnell Neo+ watch (outdated and a battery life that barely lasts 18 holes) or an iPhone app (FunGolf GPS or 18Birdies) to get distances out on the course. Both have their advantages and disadvantages: Watch: Pros - Easy to use, get distances quickly Cons - No hazard distances, not good on doglegs Apps: Pros - See full hole layout, enter scores and stats while also getting distances Cons - constantly taking phone out, manually changing holes, draining battery, takes a lot longer Notice that neither of the above options provides slope, some that’s something new for me to hopefully take advantage of. A few things I’ll be looking at while using the PrecisionPro NX9 HD Slope are how quickly I can get distances, how easy will it be to use out on the course, and do I feel that my game has improved as a result of using it. First impressions The NX9 arrived on my doorstep in a plain brown box that was just wider than the actual Precision Pro box itself. I was kind of surprised by how small the box was, however it’s well constructed and sturdy with a lot of great graphics that clearly demonstrate what the NX9 is capable of. The NX9 itself is right on top when you open the box, nestled in foam with a foam underlayer on the top inside of the box for protection. My first impression when I pulled it out was “Wow this is really small and light”. It fits in my hand just fine, and the buttons on the top of the rangefinder to change modes and lock onto what you’re targeting are large and easy to find. The case is also very light however it feels very sturdy. I particularly like the stretchy material inside the case that only allows you to partially open it, which will also help prevent the NX9 from potentially slipping out of the case. Given that I’ve never owned a rangefinder before, I’m not sure if other cases are built the same way. In any event (I almost went with “in any CASE” but decided that was a bit too on the nose) I really like that feature. To show just how small the NX9 is, here it is next to my iPhone 7 as well as the instructions booklet and registration postcard. It really is small, almost to the point where I might be a bit nervous about it out on the course. I’ve heard nothing but good things about Precision Pro devices so I highly doubt there will be any issues, but it was a minor impression that I got. Speaking of impressions, as a marketing manager I immediately noticed the typo in the instruction booklet right towards the beginning. Not sure what a “magnent” is, but it’s nothing that’s in the NX9 next to the magnet. Yeah it’s a very minor thing and has absolutely NOTHING to do with the performance of the NX9, but like I said - it’s a first impression sort of thing. I took the NX9 out on my deck and was easily able to change the mode to slope, and the measurement from meters to yards while I lasered various things in my yard and my neighbor’s yard. To see how easy it was to use, I had my 13 year old son try it out. I didn’t give him any instructions at all and within 10 seconds he was giving me distances to the neighbor’s pool, the tree at the edge of our property, etc. He kept exclaiming how cool it was to feel the jolt when the distance locked on, which felt like it was almost immediate. I've already taken the NX9 out on the course as well as to a few local ranges to see how it performs. One of the ranges only had a few yards difference from what the sign said and what the NX9 lasered, and I'll honestly chalk that up to where I was standing on the course. Another range, however... yikes. I'm never trusting those signs again! On the course, so far I've found that you need to laser your target at least 2-3 times to ensure you have an accurate reading. More than once the laser picked up the trees behind the flag even when the target was centered right on it. Maybe that's due to how small the device is and how steadily I was holding it, or perhaps it's a potential concern over accuracy. As far as distance accuracy, the NX9 was almost dead on with my Bushnell Neo+ watch, and within a yard or two of the 18 Birdies & FunGolf GPS apps that I commonly use. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to toss them in the thread and I’ll be happy to answer! Thanks for reading everyone!!
  14. 11 points
    Played at the Coeur d"Alene Resort Course Sunday with my buddy Dave who picked up the bill on everything! Thanks Dave!!!! Our golfing stunk, but what a day! We were assigned a Forecaddie (Ty) and rode the course in one of the most luxurious carts I've ever seen... You get unlimited range balls to warm up on and hit into the lake. They have separate chipping and putting greens and you also may opt for a pre-round sports massage right there on the range! They also make and give each player a custom bag tag with your name on it...NICE! This is hole #6, a par-3 playing around 155. Both of us had a GIR, but walked off with bogey... My buddy's tee shot to the world famous floating green on #14 into the wind. He made par and my attempt(s) shall go unmentioned...
  15. 11 points
    My son went shopping in my putter room today for a new flat stick. He has out grown his current putter and need something longer. My wife said to take him to PGASS and let him pick one out. I had a better selection at the house. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  16. 11 points
    For the review... would you please relay that I’m most interested to learn in which pocket she stores your balls - velour lined valuables pouch _or_ on ice in the cooler pocket?
  17. 11 points
    So I think the interview went well. Now comes the waiting part!
  18. 11 points
    Found out I made it to the final two for a potential job. Interviews tomorrow! Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  19. 11 points
    Let’s talk shape One major selling point on blades is the shape. Mizuno has the sharper lines with a more pointed squared off toe, cobras are quite rounded, titleist is somewhere in between. These... a hybrid of such. There is a nice transition from a squarer toe on the long and mid irons, that gradually rounds off in the scoring irons, and then just a touch of square on the wedge. I don’t think the could have progressed the shape any better. From address the topline is very thin, this is also key for blades. It blends into the hosel perfectly. The little bit of offset is hardly noticeable in the short and mid irons, the long irons you can notice it, but it isn’t offensive at all. They don’t point left like hugely offset irons. Very square address position. 3 iron 5 iron 9 iron Wedge
  20. 11 points
    Years ago. MDGolfHacker and I seriously talked about renting a small storage unit to store our goods. If he had been RH where we could swap in and out, it might have actually happened.
  21. 11 points
    Poor picture quality. But I didn’t want to make you wait. I’ll get one on grass ASAP.
  22. 10 points
    I can't believe that Foz has walked into this challenge, shot 79, dropped the Mike and walked out. It shows the rest of us as the MGS amateurs we truly are
  23. 10 points
    I decided to let Robertson153 select his clubs, then I filled in the gaps for play at my club........Gotta get the fairway, so I chose my Cobra F8 Driver. Then followed with the Cobra F8 5W, because I can use it off the tee on several holes with severe doglegs and water. I selected my Cobra F8 9 iron, as I can hit it 125 solid. Finally I selected the Cobra King F8 SW(54*) for short chips and sand play. All this followed by my Tommy Armour Impact #3 putter. That said, play today was interesting like: trying to stretch a 125 yd shot to 140 or using SW for an 86 yd shot. Then taking the 5Wood and hitting a knockdown 115 yard shot under trees to the green. Here’s some stats on the round from Arccos: I had 12/14 FIRs, 5/18 GIRs, 7/12 Up&Downs and 26 putts. Birdie Hole... Another Birdie... And last, thanks to my fan. I couldn’t have finished without it. This was my home club, where I play the Senior Tees at 5516+ yards with a course rating of 66.3/111 on the scorecard and a 17 Handicap. I hope all the Challengers have as much fun as I did today. Sent from my iPad using MyGolfSpy Cobra Connect Bag: Cobra F8 Driver(10.5*) 3-4W(14.5*) & 5-6W(18.5*)w/Mitsubishi Tensei ck Blue Regular; Cobra F8 3 Hybrid, 5 Hybrid & 6-PW, Gw(49*) SW(54*) LW(58*) all w/UST Mamiya Recoil 460 ES regular shafts. Lamkin Cobra Connect grips with Arccoss tracking sensors. Putter: Evnroll ER6 33”. Bag: Cobra Ultralite Cart Bag(Peacoat/Silver).
  24. 10 points
    Hi there, I´m a new member. Early this year i started to try some cheaper premium balls. I want to know, if i can save some money without sacrifice performance. I don´t think, that this: "They have outsourced manufacturing with little QC. One thing is certain in life in my subjective opinion. Good things aren't cheap. Its simple cost, revenue, supply, demand." This is crap, sorry. Sppecially without testing... I came from Germany. Do you know VW, Audi, Skoda? All different price points, same engine! Often you pay for the name. Perhaps Titleist can sell their balls for 30$, but why they should do this? With all that staff, comes along the MGS Ball test and the last Putts given episode.... i think the main thing is really, how can a brand garantuee their quality? How do the companies that? If i buy a ball, it should be me, who`s driving in the water and not the ball. Thats really awful in mind! So for me, QC is really the most important thing. What do we know? Do snell QC? I really really hope so! I played: CUT - Performance was not bad, but durability is absolutly ridiculous... Each hit with a shorter iron and there are deep deep scuffs.... Vice: Like the Pro Plus more than the Pro. Good Balls. But all around performance is in each section not as good as V1 / V1x. Snell MTB X: Better than the black for me. Durability is absolutly great! Distance and spin is that, what is see from V1x. My current gamer Pearlgolf: Pure Pro and Pure Pro x are good Balls, very very similar to vice.... Like the X more. Seed: The 01 an 02 are fantastic Balls. 01 is V1 similar, 02 is similar to the V1x. I like everything about these two balls. After season i will test these against the Mtb X. Do anyone know this brand? QC? So long, my first comment. Sorry, if my english is bad.. I try hard
  25. 10 points
    So I ended up switching to the G410 Plus paired with my ACCRA TZ5 65 M4 and good lawd it is long and ridiculously forgiving. The last two rounds I've hit some of the best drives I've hit this year and it has only been in the bag those two rounds. Ping has a choke hold on the top of my bag, and I have zero issue with that. This is an absolutely phenomenal driver!!!
  26. 10 points
    Not sure how but I actually timed this perfectly. For my 500th post on the MGS forum I'll give my 500+ word review of the Cobra KING F9 Speedback Fairway and Hybrids. Simply put the 3 wood is the best fairway wood I've ever owned. It's long, straight, and beautiful to look at. I spent 27 holes hitting nothing but 3 woods and hybrids off the tee yesterday. I had a playing partner remark more than once that I shouldn't even bother carrying a driver around with how well I hit the 3. The standard loft is 14.5° but I have mine dialed up 1 degree to 15.5°. It's amazing off the tee and from the fairway/light rough going for a par 5 in two. It's also pretty damn good when you biff a driver and still have 300+ left to the hole; not that I've ever done that or anything. I'm hitting just below 50% of fairways with it but I would say it gives me a good 2nd shot about 90% of the time. The left misses are maybe 5 yards in the rough on average. Starting out this spring I thought the one club I would never want to replace were my Ping i25 hybrids. I've played quite a few hybrids over the last 10+ years and the i25 was the first one I didn't hook like crazy. After the last 4-6 weeks I'm pretty sure the Pings will never see my bag again. The F9 hybrids are definitely on the bigger side. At first I was worried that they would be too large and I would have trouble hitting these out of the rough. Cobra on the left, Ping on the right. I was wrong. I've hit these things from so many nasty lies it's not even funny. No matter where the ball is I can seem to dig it out and get a solid shot. I occasionally have a slight case of the hooks when I overswing with my 4H, but never with the 3H. The only area I really struggled with the hybrids this week was chipping. 99% of the time I will hit a wedge when I'm near the green and a putter from the fairway or fringe. If I have a lot of green to work with I'll hit a low 50° wedge about halfway to the hole and let it run out. If it's on the short side of the green I'll open up the 58° and try to flop it close. The hybrids are just too long for me to feel comfortable chipping with them. That being said I did force myself to use them as much as possible for the challenge this week. I struggled with them but did end up with this beauty. Yes, that's a chip in birdie from the fringe. After I made the shot I put the ball back in the area I just hit from to get a pic for the forum. Unfortunately I'm done with the challenge this week as I'm working today, travelling Saturday, and playing in a scramble on Sunday. I ended up playing 54 holes and hitting 56 fairway/hybrids. 5 times I hit a GIR with the clubs. Including my one chip-in I hit a total of 3 chips within two feet of the hole. But most importantly my 3 rounds this week were scores of 77, 79, and 77. My handicap is starting to get into uncharted territory.
  27. 10 points
    I'll add: I'm especially grateful, because I really wasn't looking forward to writing an essay for MGS on how I was a moron and lost the range finder I was supposed to be reviewing.
  28. 10 points
    So there was a US Amateur Qualifer at a local club today that I used to belong to. A young acquaintance of mine was playing and a good friend caddying for him. So I decided to go walk their first 9 this morning with them before heading into work. It was an eye opening experience. I got to see a lot on the range. It was filled with a bunch of "flat bellies" who all had the Jordan Spieth, Matthew Wolff, Collin Morikawa, Wyndham Clark etc look. In other words, young athletic and tour looking swings. It was impressive to see. Even more impressive. Having played this course dozens of times previously, I was able to see where I used to hit it too, and I couldn't sniff where these kids were landing. And in many cases a tee box closer than I used to play. Here is a picture I just happened to snap. My friends player is the one walking without a bag. His ball is ahead of him to the left, the furthest one out there. He was routinely 30 yards ahead of the other two. He stumbled to a bogey bogey finish for the day to shoot +1. He made the cut to the final round tomorrow. He is 4 shots out if 4th place but about 28 players ahead of him. Anyway it was a fun morning and a chance to see just how good a lot of these "kids" in college are. I saw a couple of guys who looked to be in their 40's and 50's out there, that was good to see. One of them on the range looked like he was swinging in slow motion compared to the young guys, but was getting it out there. Just had a very smooth and efficient move that got it done.
  29. 10 points
    Ever shoot an 86 but it feels like a 76? That's what happens when 46.5% of your shots are putts....yeah, striping it all day long but couldn't putt to save my life...40 of em ... Time to try something new.
  30. 10 points
    -7 63 FIR: 9/14 GIR: 15/18 Putts: 27 I played at Lincoln Park East with my eldest son. It was really hot so my back was nice and loose which goes a long way in my ability to play well. The Srixon XV is so good - I have totally found my ball. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  31. 10 points
    Hello, friends... I’m Mike Eovino (a.k.a. HardcoreLooper), playing out of Richmond, VA (a.k.a. Brooklyn with Confederate monuments) and I’m a great putter. Well, I tell myself that over every putt. I’ll address the reality of that in just a bit. I’d like to thank MyGolfSpy for bringing me back as a tester, and I'd also like to thank the good folks at PuttOUT Golf for providing us with the gear. As you can see, they're a good group, even if they did mix up our names... It’s truly an honor to be picked to put a product through it paces, and I don’t take this lightly. For those of you who’ve been here a while, you may remember me as one of the five competitors in the Cobra Connect Challenge II (a.k.a. greatest thread ever). For my day job, I manage consultants for the greatest software company on earth. When not at work or on the road, I help teach kids life skills and leadership through the game of golf at The First Tee of Greater Richmond. I play a large majority of my golf with my two amazing daughters, one of whom is starting her freshman year at William and Mary in the fall, while the other will be navigating the wilds of middle school. My long-suffering wife supports all of our golfing adventures, but we just can’t seem to get her on the course with us. I started playing 40 years ago at age 8, knocking wiffle balls around the yard and playing a par 3 course with my dad and grandfather a couple times a year, but I really didn’t get a chance to play regularly until I started caddying in 8th grade. I played all through high-school, being good enough to be almost competitive in tournaments that mattered. When the coach at college told me I’d be wasting both his time and my own by trying out, I put the clubs in the corner and played a few times a year with my dad or with buddies. But I kept on working at the club over the summer, and I still hit balls a few times a week, because I knew I’d start playing seriously again once time, circumstances and finances allowed. Once I got a decent enough job and some buddies looking for a chance to play, I was back out on the course on the regular. But it’s gals before pals these days, and I wouldn’t trade these times with my girls for anything. The key highlights of my game are: My handicap is in the middle to upper single digits, dipping as low as the high 4’s and as rising up into the 8’s at times I tend to hit the ball all over the map I scramble like nobody’s business I actually am a pretty good short putter, especially from 10 feet and in I feel like my lag putting is less than inspiring Why do I think I’m a good putter? For starters, Arccos tells me that I am: First Impressions The PuttOUT is a simple, beautiful device. You can tell that this was created by an experienced product designer. If I had an idea for a new training aid, I’d certainly give the folks at Therefore some strong consideration when choosing a group to design it. The enclosed instructions really aren’t necessary, as it’s simple to figure out how the PuttOUT unfolds and folds back up. You can be up and putting in a matter of minutes. And in another few seconds, you can open up that infernal micro-target and provide yourself endless frustration trying to hit the internal target. It’s instant ego deflation, followed by intense frustration, but finished with a zen-like state of stroking putts over and over again without really thinking about it, and without interrupting your flow by fetching the ball. Can the PuttOUT help to train your subconscious how to putt like Dave Stockton advocates? The PuttOUT mat is absolutely brilliant. How many of us out there have had a bad putting day and schlepped it over to Dick’s to buy a cheapo putting mat? Did you unroll it and then get out an entire set of the Encyclopedia Brittanica (for the younger set, that’s Wikipedia in a convenient book format) to flatten the damn thing out? Guilty as charged. Well, the PuttOUT mat lays flat instantly. How do they do it? Witchcraft? Physics? Who knows. All I know is that I was hitting putts on a perfect surface in a matter of seconds. The handy alignment lines make you feel as though you’re rolling the ball down a track. I need to bring that mental image to the course. The distance markers and zones create a number of different drills to keep you engaged, which is key. It doesn’t matter how good this stuff is. If it isn’t fun, you’re not going to use it, and you’re not going to get any better. The mirror/gate is a solid piece of equipment. The mirror’s finish was a little scratched up coming out of the box, but the scratches were nothing that would impact the usability of the device. The mirror and gate come with a handsome carrying case. It’s all very thoughtful, very intentional. Like a kid on Christmas, I tore into this stuff as soon as I got my dirty little paws on it. And of course, I just had to try to get it into the micro-target. That cost me a good ten minutes of my life. And of course, my phone quit recording after 6:30. I know this will make me better on short, straight putts. My first big question is… how will I do on breaking putts? Another question - can you wear a groove into the mat from overuse? And finally, can this help someone newer to the game? In order to answer that last one, my 11 year old daughter will be joining me in the testing. My goal is to measurably improve from the 5-10 foot range, and then to see if that improvement leads to less pressure over putts over 30 feet. In order to make that happen, I’ll be doing the following drills: Take two putts each from 1–6’ on the mat. Give yourself 1 point for each “make” that rolls up and down the PuttOUT; give yourself 3 points for each perfect putt. Keep track of your results each time you try the drill. Set up a full length putt with the mirror and guide bars in place. Set the gate two feet in front of your ball position. Attempt ten putts; track how many go through the gate perfectly without touching it. Hit 3’ putts until you hit the perfect putt. Count the number of attempts. I’ll keep using Arccos to keep track of my putting stats. I’m looking forward to giving you readers an honest assessment of this product and whether or not it’s worth your hard-earned money.
  32. 9 points
    After 20 minutes I said F' it and just walked to the first tee. I stopped in the pro shop at the turn and told the guy what happened. He said he never gets there before 6:30 in the morning and had no idea why the guy I talked to yesterday said 6am. They ended up charging me the 18 hole walking rate but gave me a free cart and a gatorade for the back 9. That worked for me.
  33. 9 points
    This is my first new thread in quite a while, but it will cover many months of hard work. First a brief review. I played almost everyday for 5 years and got down to below a 1 handicap, briefly, before migrating to a 3-5. Then my play was reduced to just weekends, then just Sundays, then once a month, then no golf for almost 2 years. I returned to the game, and the forum, last year and totally sucked at golf. After about a week, I was just getting into the swing of things when I was in an accident dislocating my shoulder, breaking a rib and an elbow. I was not able to make full swings until this January, but was able to play fairly well with just 3/4 swings. Now, because of work, I can only play golf on Sundays and then practice on Mondays. This is not exactly ideal, but that’s the way it is. So I travel, get home late Saturday night, go play Sunday morning (okay, 36 holes so all day). Then work on my swing on Mondays. I have always focused on the short game so even with poor driving and tee shots I can score better than I look like I deserve. I’ve been trying to become a better driver of the ball, but didn’t have much success. My irons have been very straight also, and since irons are about accuracy and distance control not simply distance this has not been a problem. To get more power with the driver I have worked on 4 different full golf swings over the years. They were: The Four Magic Moves to Winning Golf, Square to Square Method, the C-Motion, and a Steve Stricker like swing where I had less wrist set and shorter swing. This was in addition to what I’ll call the FBOS Method. (Fat boy over swing.) This last one is my natural swing that I learned 40 years ago before we had YouTube. The FBOS is simply turn back as far as you can, and swing forward, and hit the ball from the inside, hard. Well, 3 weeks ago, I downloaded a Swing Profile App. This will automatically start to record your swing when it senses movement. The most astonishing thing happened. I videoed my 4 “new” swings. It turned out that after the first 12” of backswing they were all the same. The FBOS. This was very disheartening at first. All that work and I was simply doing the same old things. Then I decided I was not going to lose enough weight to become 30 years younger and look like Rory and drive like him, so why not just look at my FBOS and see what needs to be fixed. Yes, I was bending the left elbow, yes I was over rotating, yes, I was coming too far inside, yes, ..... I was and am doing lots of stuff wrong, but that wasn’t the problem. It was that the right elbow was going away from my body in the backswing. I would have bet anything that it was NOT doing this but the video did not lie. So I spent the week working on rotating the right arm to keep the elbow in and pointed more to the ball and the feeling pulling the handle through the ball. The next weekend I drove the ball very well and witnessed a marked increase in accuracy and distance. I continued to work on this throughout the week, keep in mind that I have to do this without clubs or hitting a ball. Yesterday morning, I arrived at the range before the round and warmed up with some irons, but when I got to the driver I set up with driver square in the middle of my stance but the ball off my left toe. The club head was 6-8” behind the ball. I then made the same swing with the driver I had been using to flush my irons. The oddest thing happened. I hit the driver straighter, higher, and longer than ever before. Even when I was a low single digit handicapper, I hit the driver low. A bullet that went half the height of everyone else’s but 210-230 carry with 50 yards of roll. I have heard “just let the ball get in the way of the club head” thousands of times but it wasn’t until yesterday that I truly did this. So THE MORAL OF THE STORY, and thanks for reading these ramblings to this point, is download a Swing Profile App and video your swing. Fix your major fault and then make a good swing. Focus on the swing and let the ball get in the way. I played 36 holes the last 2 Sundays. Out of eight 9 hole rounds five have been in the 30’s with a 37 on the first back 9 yesterday and a 42 as the highest. Anyone use a video and find your faults? Sent from my iPad using MyGolfSpy
  34. 9 points
    Played nine after work today and shot about average for me. One major improvement I've had is that I no longer really worry about my irons. I used too. It wasn't uncommon for me to have 3 or 4 penalties from approach shots with my irons. Or to lose balls on par 3 tee shots. The F9s are just straight and incredibly forgiving. Did I mention they are long? Now I'm able to focus on the parts of my game that can really drop my scores. Which is chipping and tee shots. Although using the 3 wood yielded 5/7 fairways so maybe it's just chipping it close that is my next big thing and staying out of trouble. Seriously though if you are a mid to high handicapper. These things work and if you don't have a problem gaming one lengths then do it. I hit a 238 yard 5 iron today...so don't let anyone tell you that they can't be hit as far because they are shorter either...worried about accuracy? Here's my ball mark from that same 5 iron uphill about 190 on a par 3. I know it feels like Im venting but there's so much negativity around one lengths that it drives me crazy. I'm officially a convert. Whatever formula Cobra is using for these works.
  35. 9 points
    To each their own as they say, but if I ever get to the point I'm floating golf balls in a salt bath, my wife will most surely take my clubs away .
  36. 9 points
    Probably not. I’m on vacation this week and have to wake up to this view each morning. So far the scorecard is: Lake 2 Early morning golf 0. I have a tee time for Thursday and that be my only four club round this week.
  37. 9 points
    Here are a BUNCH from the Palmer Course at La Cantera in San Antonio. Roadrunner! One of MANY blind tee shots! Approach to 9 The elevation was CRAZY. This is looking back across the green to the city below Par 3, 215, 175 slope adjusted! Another par 5 with a split fairway. I hate these. This was “S” shaped. My approach to 18. Huge elevation drop! A different look at 18 from a little closer. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  38. 9 points
    It was great playing with the guys in the NW Spy Roundup. I wish I had my usual short game. I lost my putting touch at Hangman Valley; greens were slower than my home course. At Kalispell G&CC they were quicker but I still couldn't get the speed right nor the line. I did not play MeadowWood. My biggest issue with each course was the length. We played tees that were a little over 6300 yards which is about 300 yards longer than the tees I play at home. Too many long par 3's and a 611 yard par 5. However, I did not lose a ball either day. Stats for Hangman Valley: Score: 86 Fairways: 11/14 GIR: 4 Putts: 35 Stats for Kalispell G&CC: Score: 85 Fairways: 8/13 GIR: 6 Putts: 34 Both courses were in great shape, and I would love another chance to properly putt those greens!!
  39. 9 points
    It's been a long time since I played 3 consecutive days of 18 holes, but I did just that this past weekend at the NW Spy Roundup. All courses were new to me and a bit more challenging than most I play. The results: Hangman Valley, rating 69.9, slope 131, (85) 39/46 Kalispel GC, rating 70.5, slope 126, (92) 47/45, Meadowood, rating 70.6, slope 123, (83) 41/42 Ball status; 1 lost ball each round, 8 found, +5 Club status; no casualties... Glide 2.0 might stay in the bag. While hitting range balls at HV Thursday evening, @PING Apologist #9gave me a tip to press forward on these wedges and that has pretty much eliminated the gut shots. Physical status; no permanent damage that I know of and one Aleve each day worked well. All in all, I pretty much played to my unofficial handicap and a start to a really good round that I could not continue into the back 9 .
  40. 9 points
    Does this mean @Bucky CC‘s wife is going to give us a bag review?
  41. 9 points
    And you'll help finance that experiment?
  42. 9 points
    Picture overload here!! This is how I had to spend my weekend. It’s a hard life, but hey, someone has to do it. As you can see there’s a lot of slope once you leave the tee box or off the fairways. Better be accurate with the big dog. That’s me on the far left in gray and black, and that’s my uncle with the tournament trophy. He had to shoot 74-72, course rate of 72.10 and slope of 127. Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  43. 9 points
    This week, our attention turns to the fairway woods and hybrids. Since I have no hybrids in my bag, my focus is purely the fairway woods. For me, my favorite club in my old set was my 3 wood. I felt incredibly confident with that club in my hand, and felt that I could use it off the tee, fairway, and even some types of rough. Moving to the F9, I have been amazed with how much better it is than my old TaylorMade. My average with the old 3 wood was 218yds. With the Cobra F9, I'm averaging 230yds. I think that speaks for itself. 12yds may not seem like much, but on the course, it's the difference between a 7iron or an 8 iron, which is impressive for me. Off the tee, the F9 3 wood has a lower flight than the TaylorMade and probably less spin as well, which helps with the increased distance. From the fairway, I also have a lower ball flight with the F9, and it really seems to penetrate rather than float. I also really like the Baffler rails on the bottom of the club. They really do seem to help redirect the club face to the ball. Now, If you happen to hit the Earth well before the golf ball, you're in for a very offline shot. As is to be expected with any shot that hits the Earth well before the golf ball. What has been odd for me so far this challenge, is that I have yet to use my 5 wood in play. I haven't been at a distance yet where I have felt that it was a better option than hitting my 5 or 6 iron to a better yardage for my short game. I have nothing against the club, and enjoy using it at the driving range, but for now it's just been in the bag watching the carnage I am creating on the course. For the challenge this week, I was only able to play 34 holes. One of my 9 hole weekday rounds became a 7 hole round due to slow play. Over the 34 holes, I used the 3 wood for 34 shots. No GIR, no GUR, and no chips within 2 feet.
  44. 9 points
    There it was. Mmmm Good.
  45. 9 points
    Shot my first round of even golf. Only down side was that I was 3 under going into the 16th. Pressure got to me! Sent from my SM-G892A using MyGolfSpy mobile app
  46. 9 points
    Hi All! Big thanks to MGS and PrecisionPro for the opportunity to test out the NX9 HD Slope Rangefinder! For those of you who don’t know me, which is most of you, my name is Bryan and I am the short guy in blue in the photo below and I live in Bellingham, MA. I have been golfing for as long as I can remember but got much more serious about the game after I graduated from Bentley University in 2009. I play to about an 8 handicap and I am always trying to improve my game, but between work, 2 boys (and a baby girl due in 4 weeks) practice time is not what it needs to be. Here is two videos of my swing in action a few weekends ago on a golf trip with some friends (those less handsome guys in the photo from earlier). I’m fairly consistent, and generally hit my irons dead straight and my miss is typically a small cut or push right. My driver tends to favor a fade, but I’ve mostly eliminated the big slice I had when I was younger. A draw used to be a four letter curse word for me, but I am now able to hit one, just not always when I need to, so I favor the left to right movement if I can. (Swing tips and heckling are fully approved should you wish to chime in) I usually shoot in the low to mid 80’s and would say my biggest weakness is in chipping and pitching it close. I’m working on this and trying to rely less on feel and have a system for yardages inside of comfortable full swings. My driving has improved significantly (thanks SuperSpeed) and I’ve always been a good putter. One of my strengths is also that I use technology to my advantage and have a good strategy to attack the course. Of course, it doesn’t always work, but that’s why we play the game right!? During a typical round I will use both my Leupold GX-3i2 and a GPS app on my phone. Off the tee I’ll use the GPS to pick a landing area based on the fairway and hazards and always look to see where the flag is with my rangefinder in relation to the front and back of the green to select an approach shot. Here is a quick view of what is currently in the bag, and you can get specifics from my signature down below. Most of my bag isn’t going anywhere soon and earlier this year I went down to my fitter and had my putter adjusted for me (counter weight and loft/length/lie adjustments). But I have been swinging some newer drivers lately… But that’s enough about me, if you’re still reading along its time we got to talking about this little green machine: Let’s start with a recap of what Precision Pro has to say about the NX9 HD: Faster, Brighter, Better On top of Slope Measurement and Pulse Vibration technology, Precision Pro is claiming a Brighter and Wider display to make finding the pin even easier. Built-in Magnet Secures to the cart safely with the Magnetic Grip so that it’s always within easy reach before every shot. Easy to Pick up the Flag NX9 HD’s embedded Target Acquisition Technology makes it simple to lock on to the flag even if you have shaky hands. First impressions are positive. The packaging is high quality and the unit itself has a great weight to it. I know this was mentioned specifically somewhere before that they wanted more heft, and it does lend it self to a feeling of quality and durability. The buttons are easy to press, and mode/menu items are easy to access and work well. There are far fewer options compared to my GX-3i2, with no reticle options, and really just Slope/No Slope, and Yards/Meters as the options per the user guide. Simple and functional, so no complaints there. Here’s a view through the lens showing some options/modes selected: Two little questions are have from my first look at the NX9 HD are where is this lanyard supposed to connect to? And how well sealed is the Battery door? Not used to seeing one quite like this, so I’ll have to see if that is unique to Precision Pro designs or if it is more common on newer models. As far as their claims go the magnet works as advertised! But is it Faster, Brighter, Better? It certainly looks like a nice bright and wide viewfinder, and I have some tests planned to put that to the test. And is it Easier to Pick Up the Flag? While most modern rangefinders are quick, I’ll make not of any difficulty in picking up the flag as there are a few situations I’ve experienced on the course that give some rangefinders fits. You may be asking yourself why a rangefinder would help your game, and wether its worth it or not compared to using a GPS app or *gasp* the on course markers to the middle of the green. Now, we’re not all as good as DJ, but the point here is if you know your yardage, and know your swing, you are going to hit it closer. I’ve found that using a rangefinder can be eye opening as to how far you actually hit the ball, while giving you the added benefit of knowing exactly how far to the flag. *Insider tip: It is almost never a bad move to take the distance to the flag, and a GPS to the center of the green and play for a spot between the two favoring the center of the green. Using the rangefinder alone can lead to a lot of short sided misses if you don’t take other positional factors into account.* Stay tuned for updates and some head to head battles against another premium rangefinder (albeit one that is not a few years old). I’ll test the NX9 HD and GX-3i2 side by side both at the range and on the course making note of their pros and cons. I’ll also grab my friends NX7 Slope for some on course comparisons if possible as well. Leave a note below and tag me if there are any specific tests you’d like to see done! I can guarantee there will be more awkward viewfinder photos, probably some chicken scratch yardage comparisons, and most certainly some bad grammar too! Sound off below, let’s do this!
  47. 9 points
    Fairway and Hybrid Review Time: I'm gonna break this into two parts because obviously these clubs are very different, naturally lets start with the Woods: Overview: As you already know I only got a 3 wood in my set. I've hit some 3 woods before but never actually owned one to play multiple rounds with. I will say it definitely adds some versatility to my long game and its much easier to keep in the fairway than my driver. I have a love / hate with this thing, but the more I use it the more the hate goes away. It started out as a hook machine for me. I mean huge hooks, always OB. The more I use it though, the more I see the potential in it and the better I'm getting at hitting it. My smart range with it right now is 233, thats a little low compared to what good strikes are doing. My longest is 260 with several between 245 and 255. I have a lot of hooks that have brought the average down. Gapping wise its just where it needs to be on the good strikes. About 25-35 yards shorter than my driver and about 15-25 longer than my 3H. Looks: I dig it, its like a baby version of the driver, the yellow is a lot on the bottom as you can see from my pic above but I really don't mind it. From the Deck: I hit it a lot cleaner than I ever thought I would. I think there is definitely something to those rails on the bottom of this thing. Honestly I dont try it too often because I don't have any holes where I feel comfortable hitting the ball 230+ from the fairway..just too many houses and hazards for that. From the Tee: Bombs away...If someone stole my driver, It wouldn't be a big deal..30 yards is a lot, but consistency and fairways matter and this thing finds them... Also I'm pretty sure I could adjust the loft down and hit it further...I may actually do that. Hybrid: Overview: Yeah this club is goofy. I don't have a better word for it. I had never hit a hybrid prior to getting this club so its an experience for me. I honestly don't like it. I know its supposed to be easier to hit than an iron and more forgiving and while that may be true, I have a lot of trouble getting this thing in the air. I have no idea what it is but this is by far the worst club in the bag for me and the only club I honestly just don't like. Don't get me wrong, I've hit good shots with it. Just not many. I played almost an entire round with just it and my 3w and while it does stay in the fairway for the most part, it just doesn't feel right, the launch is low and it runs forever, I can't hit it out of the rough at all either so If I need 200+ out of the rough, I have to take the 4i and just lay up. My smart distance is 205 with my longest being 230...with those numbers I just don't have much use for it when my 4i goes the same distance and is a lot more consistent. For a comparison, My 4i smart distance right now stands at 215. If I could get this thing to consistently go 230 then it would be perfect gapping wise but I just can't seem to figure it out. Looks: Meh, I'd rather have the yellow than the white, but I like the matte finish. From the deck: See my overview...I just can't hit this thing... From the tee: Not bad actually, some of my best shots with this thing are teed up...those shots are the only time I've liked using this club and they are the only shots that give me hope that I can one day use this thing well...
  48. 9 points
    Yes, there have been a bunch of really good ideas, suggestions, tips, thoughts, links, vids, etc posted .. and a few posters have mentioned something similar to the following, but..... Here's an outline from a bogey+ and improving golfer: #1. Play For Bogey. This is not accepting a bogey after you miss making a par - this is planning your route from the tee to the hole with the intention of finishing in (scorecard par + 1). It's a totally different mindset; and all those go for it times when you start telling yourself to blast it towards the hole is when you need to step back, put whatever club is in your hand back in the bag and re-think your current hole strategy. #2. Confident swing on a conservative line. If you execute each shot well enough and keep the ball out of trouble and moving towards your targets, you may give yourself a few good looks at a par or even an occasional birdie! #3. Attitude Drives Performance. Let go of the last shot (good or not so good) and be thinking about and planning your next one. And, very important... #4. Have a solid pre-shot routine that helps you focus on exactly what you want to do with the next shot, and apply a pre-shot routine to each and every shot - full swing, short game, putting. ...I'm trying to apply these concepts to my game and when I can I'm finding I'm making more decent shots per hole and keeping the ball in play and shooting better.
  49. 9 points
    I can sympathize with your OCD. Characters extended to 4. Go ahead with your decimal point. Sorry plaid, yours won't fit.
  50. 9 points
    Shirt and hat showed up today. They look amazing and I couldn't be happier with what Puma picked for me. Will definitely be the shirt and hat I wear when I get back on the course. Thank you so much MGS and Puma! Sent from my Moto Z3 Play using MyGolfSpy mobile app
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