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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. 17 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. 16 points
    How's your short game ? Did you know that 60% of your game is 60 yards and in? That means you need a good set of wedges - a really good set. Cleveland has been making wedges since 1979.....that's 40 years... a long time. Suffice it to say that they know a thing or two about wedges. So...will their latest RTX4 wedge allow these 4 guys to Zip it back with the Tour Zip grooves? ...or is there simply no hope? Let's congratulate these 4 spies and follow along as they give these a thorough workout: @MDGolfHacker @Apes44 @goaliewales14 @Smellis745
  4. 16 points
    Thank you Puma Golf! My polo and hat arrived at the office today and they look great....in the photo. I’m traveling so don’t get to see them until I get back. I decided to get them sized for my son who was a huge part of the mullet challenge that won these 2 beauties. He will be very grateful, as am I, for the generosity of Puma. I’d model these but I doubt you guys want to see me in a shirt 3 sizes too small. I’ll have Wedgie Jr. do the modeling and post pics then. Thank you Puma! Sent from my iPad using MyGolfSpy
  5. 15 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!
  6. 15 points
    [emoji3590][emoji3590][emoji3590] I just can't get over this little girl[emoji3531][emoji3531][emoji3531] Sent from my Pixel XL using Tapatalk
  7. 15 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.
  8. 14 points
    Since I played 9 walking and 9 on a cart this morning I thought I would post my bag review a little early this week. Looks wise the bag is great. I ended up choosing the navy/red/white stand bag as I use a push cart for most of my rounds but do occasionally walk. I also really wanted a kick stand for the times I head to the range or need to set my bag down on uneven ground. The quality of everything is quite good. For walking this bag is top notch. Its light yet has just enough pockets within reach to easily get to all of your items. There is not a dedicated cooler but there is a pocket with a small drain to hold a water bottle. Unfortunately keeping your beverage unzipped and open to the air warms things up very quickly. The only other downside to walking with the bag is your clubs can become quite jumbled with how the base controls the stands that kick out. It can push up a few of the clubs adding a couple extra seconds to dig in the 5 way top. Here the 9 iron and 50° wedge are covering the 8 iron, PW, 54°, and 58°. The place where the bag really comes up short is when using a cart (push or riding). I have another brand stand bag that has a 14 way top, fully zippered cooler pocket, two full length apparel pockets, and cart strap pass through while only coming in 1lb heavier. It beats the Cobra bag hands down. I actually looked at purchasing a Cobra stand bag on my own this winter before being selected for the contest. I wasn't a huge fan of the large logo on the side of the bag and contacted Cobra directly to see if I could shrink or remove it. They responded back the same day and said no alterations could be made as they don't actually manufacture the bags themselves. I know Vessel makes their Tour Crown stand bag. These seem very similar to previous year Sun Mountain models. Overall the Cobra Ultralight Stand Bag is a top notch product if you are a walker. If you use a push cart or ride most of your rounds there are better models out there. One final picture; my bag for the four club challenge this morning. Definitely did not have an issue with crowding only having 4 clubs (plus putter) in the bag.
  9. 14 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
    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 .
  11. 13 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...
  12. 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!!! ++++++++++++++++++++++++++
  13. 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.
  14. 13 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!!
  15. 12 points
    @GolfSpy STUDque is real!! Not a robot. I know this because I met him today finally. Heck of a nice dude. Planning on a few rounds!
  16. 12 points
    Unfortunately my round scheduled for this morning was rained out. Tomorrow the heat index is supposed to hit 110 and this weekend I'm playing in a two day tournament so yesterday's round will have to suffice as my official entry for the week. Date Played: July 17th Course: Door Creek GC in Cottage Grove, WI Course Rating/Slope for tees selected: 69.1/120 Gross Score: 77 Clubs Used: 3H, 7 iron, 9 iron, and 54° wedge. I am on vacation at the family lake house about 2 hours from my home this week. I chose Door Creek as it is relatively short at 6067 yards (par 71) and I've played it quite a few times before. Last week I downloaded their scorecard and figured out what my average approach distance would be using Driver, 3W, and 3H. I let @revkev pick his clubs first which eliminated my driver right away. Using my inner Bryson I ended up calculating 3H, 7, 9, and 54° covered about 90% of the anticipated shots. The strategy seemed to work to perfection on the first hole. Nice hybrid off the tee left me 138 yards from the green. I hit my 9 iron a little too far but chipped in for birdie. I played steady par-bogey golf for the next 14 holes but finally ran into some issues on Hole 16. I yanked my tee shot left into the trees and had to punch out sideways to the fairway. I hit the back of the green with my next shot but it took a huge bounce and found a pond behind the green. Luckily a good chip and one putt salvaged a double bogey. I had a ton of fun trying the 4 club challenge this week. I was amazed at how close I was to my full bag scores using 1/3 of my normal clubs. It definitely forces you to think in great detail about how you want to play every shot on a hole. While I'm excited to have the entire bag at my disposal for a two day tournament this weekend I will definitely be coming back to limited club rounds again in the future. As a bonus I also feel much more confident in my 3H, 7 iron, 9 iron, and even 54° wedge after using them in so many different ways during the round. Outside of one unlucky bounce on hole 16 (which could have happened with any club) this had the makings of a great score for me. Fantastic challenge Cobra and MGS!
  17. 12 points
    Just finished my round. Sorry @palvord there was no magic today. It started promising with a birdie on #1, and being level par thru 5, but then my club selections kind of let me down. More on this later. 7/17/19 West Loch Municipal 67.2/109 84 gross Clubs selected: Driver, 5i, 8i, 56* Quick glance via Arccos: So typically I'm able to overpower this course since it's pretty short at around 6000y and I can put the ball out a decent way with my driver. Arccos shows the course having blue tees, but in reality there's only white, and red. Sometimes, the white tees are where the blue tees would've been, sometimes they're where they're supposed to be -- so the course never plays its actual stated length. What I didn't account for when picking clubs were the 20 mph winds today. It turned driver + wedge holes into "holy cow I need to think about this now" holes. I started off pretty strong even though I turned over my drive a little too much, but I got a free drop off the path and flagged a 56* for a 2' birdie (the first putt I've attempted that counted for a score with my new Spider X, if I missed that... let's not think about it). I made myself look really stupid on #2 after chunking my 5i, and chunking my 56* since I was at an awkward distance. This is usually what happens when I try to step on my wedges, they just go higher or get chunked. Crappy lie in the bunker for my 4th shot, I was lucky to nearly chip it in once I finally got near the green, and made a 4' breaker to save bogey. #6 was a mess because I chunked an 8i after a nice 5i off the tee left me 150y with that stiff wind in my face. This was where I started to have issues with my club selections. I normally hit 4i off that tee because 200y off the tee puts you into great position, but in a wind like today I would've took a 5w, maybe even a 3w. Since I was so short I had to step on an 8i and ended up chunking it into the trash which took me 2 shots to get out of. #8 was another oversight because it's also normally a 4i/5w off the tee because it requires accuracy with water on the left and right, and a very elevated tee shot. In the wind today, there's no way I had a shot at par with hitting 5i back to back so I decided to try and hit a high draw and blocked it straight into the water: #10 is another non-driver hole but you can get away with it if you bail out right, and play from the 11th fairway over the trees that separate the holes. Genius me duck hooked one into the hazard. The rest of the round was a bunch of careful navigation with my 5i and 8i. I've never hit so many 3/4 shots before, and I don't ever intend to! This was very challenging, but surprisingly I didn't get punished too much by not having my full arsenal of clubs. I definitely could've shot a better score if my driver was working better and didn't cost me 2 penalty strokes, but that's golf! Thanks to @palvord for the invitation, even though it made the round harder, it was still a great time! Good luck to everyone, and if you guys have any questions feel free! Edit: sorry I don't have any other pics than the one I posted before I teed off. I actually had to turn my phone data off because it was dying. I finished the round with literally 1% battery.
  18. 12 points
    And we're off.. had to bust out the Puma hat Sent from my Pixel 3 using MyGolfSpy mobile app
  19. 12 points
    I'm grinning from ear to ear. A few squirrely shots, but I brought my 'A' game to Pine Valley today! 3 wood off the tee all day was money, and my iron game was the best it's ever been!
  20. 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
  21. 12 points
    I've putted very well with a mallet style putter for very 7 or 8 years now, first a Spyder, then a SC X7M for the past 4 years. And a Tyne 4 this year. But I have always had an itch to try a blade style again. So I found out over the weekend. The used putter section of 2nd Swing is a dangerous place to be with a good chunk of store credit on file Couldn't put this baby down after making like 8 of 12 from over 6 feet with it. Then got in their fitting studio and the fitter adjusted the lie a bit flatter. Then I rolled in another 6 of 7 before heading to the cashier. Put it right to the fire in a Pro Am yesterday and shot 85 on my own ball. Oh and it's not really that uoright. I had if leaning on a putting green flag Stick for some quick pictures.
  22. 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
  23. 11 points
    My wife is a photographer and celebrated her 5th year in business yesterday. The last two years, she has been voted Hawaii Magazine #1 Wedding Photographer in Hawaii, which is a hell of an accomplishment given the number of photographers in the state. Every year, I've tossed up a post to drum up some support for her, and with @Golfspy_CG2's permission, I'm doing the same here. All I ask is that you check out her site and/or IG page (Vanessa Hicks Photography) to see her work and after doing so if you feel compelled to cast your vote for her, please do so here: https://www.hawaiimagazine.com/content/vote-2020-hawaii-magazine-readers-choice-awards-and-you-could-win-trip-big-island. After hitting the link, just scroll down to the 'Best of Hawaii: All Islands' link, click it, and enter 'Vanessa Hicks Photography' in the Best Wedding Photographer field. Follow the directions after that and your vote will be cast and you'll also be entered into a contest to win a trip to Hawaii! Vanessa works very hard at her job, and we both truly appreciate the support!
  24. 11 points
    ... Always subject to change but this is as happy with my clubs as I have ever been. Bobby Grace putter is the oldest and the Adams LS 19* hybrid is not far behind. I sometimes put the F6 baffler in the bag for he Adams as well as a RBZ Tour 4 hy when playing certain courses. I really love my P760's, and just added the 4 iron yesterday, UDi 2 iron is my go to club off the tee, Vokey's are safe for now and the Cobra F9 driver and fairway woods are as good as it gets for me.
  25. 11 points
    Figure I'd chime in. Played first round yesterday with the 4 club Challenge (Thanks MGS and John for the invite!) Played pretty well and honestly made me think I could always play with 4 clubs. I may be wrong, but I believe @Nunfa0 and I are the only team to not take a driver? Guess we will see how that pays off... Hopefully will get another 2 cracks at it this week. With one sub 80 round in the books should be fun to see how low I can go! Here are some photos from the yesterday morning.
  26. 11 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.
  27. 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
  28. 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?
  29. 10 points
    Bout to head to the course here in 90 minutes. The winds are up, and its hot AF, but I'm stoked to give this a shot and represent team @palvord aka WEAPONS OF GRASS DESTRUCTION. Like @revkev I picked the course and the clubs that should allow me to not have to get too creative barring any really bad shots. Only concerns are 2 of the Par 3's but I'm hoping I can squeeze out a par. Picking up pizzas for web wednesday after, and top it all off by watching the opening round of The Open. Life is gooooooooooooooood.
  30. 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
  31. 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).
  32. 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
  33. 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!!!
  34. 10 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!
  35. 9 points
    Bag Review: I love this freaking bag. I don't have a lot of experience with different bags so it could be that. My last and only bag prior to this was a Maxfli stand bag. While that bag worked (Kind of) it was a major problem. The stand system sucked, there were only like 3 pockets, and the bag never seemed to want to fit more than 2 clubs comfortably in any slot. I got to the point where I just laid the bag down because I was so worried it would fall over during someones backswing. So with that knowledge in hand, take this review how you will... The Black / Black Cobra stand bag is awesome. The stand system is incredibly stable, and there are plenty of pockets to go around. I really like the water bottle slot, When you first look at it, it doesnt look its going to work, but I've had as big as a 42 ounce swell in it with no problems whatsoever. The bag is really light for all that it has. Heavier than my last but that doesnt mean much. I walk often. As much as I can really and I have no complaints about it. The extra ball pocket and water bottle container are both in reach while walking. the strap system is extremely comfortable and super easy to adjust, even while its on your back. Here's a little guide to what I keep in all of the pockets just for fun. Its also worth noting a glove isnt shown here because there is a velcro glove spot on the bag under the handle. Large Pocket: Bag of extra tees in the bottom, Extra sleeves of balls Small pocket attached to large pocket: Personal belongings, usually car keys and I keep my markers and ball mark tool in there as well Opposite Side: Loose balls, Driver adjustment tool Bottom pockets: Small pocket on top is loaded with loose teas cause they are super easy to grab from there, pocket under that has miscellaneous items (Sunscreen, Scorecard, etc..). Club cleaner tool in the mini-insert pocket next to it. \ If I have a complaint, I would say that on the bottom end of the bag my clubs have a tendency to get jammed up and not want to settle. But thats about it. Sidenote: I'm trying to get this review done before the weekend and I forgot to take the pictures of the pockets, etc.. like I wanted too. If anyones interested I can get those for you for sure.
  36. 9 points
    I’m gonna go ahead and post my round. Shot a solid 82 10 over. If some putts that I missed by inches would’ve dropped, it would’ve easily been a 78, would’ve should’ve could’ve. Best part about my round was NO doubles, and 2 birdies. When you tee off with a hybrid, it’s not long enough to get in trouble. So here’s the recap. 4 hybrid, 7 iron, PW, 58* Rating of 71.10 Slope of 129 Gross score of 82 (10 over) Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  37. 9 points
    So I've developed a somewhat love/hate relationship with these clubs at the moment. It's been hot and humid here lately, but finally got the Skytrak up in the garage for a bag mapping and found some things I definitely need to spend some more time on/work on. I'll throw the full bag mapping up in my swing thread later, but wanted to get some time in here. For more thoughts on the bag mapping, click here. Now a few things before you look at the numbers that may have played a role in it. I was swinging in the garage directly below my garage door motor, and by the time I rolled around to the 3 and 4 hybrid and 3-wood, I'd already hit quite a few shots since I started with my 60*. Below is some data for my 3-wood. Needless to say I can't hit this club to save my life right now. During my fitting i hit some nice straight shots, but the past few weeks have been crazy with toddlers and I haven't swung a club in over a week, but figured it was a good place to start. Skytrak is up in the garage for an extended time right now, so i'll do some gapping over the course of the next few weeks. With the 3-wood, I couldn't hit anything to save my life. Seems like every swing lately has been topped or chunked and it's definitely getting into my head. I've said before I've always had trouble with this club, but lately it's been much worse than usual. Maybe I need to give it a private trip to the range and work on a bucket of balls...and it very well could've been due to swinging in the garage, but swinging it definitely did not go well today. 3-hybrid was a little better but still not seeing the distance I'm used to with that club. I know I"ve hit it around 200 on course, and I was getting tired during the process, but overall I think something I just need to spend more time with. 4 hybrid was probably the one I was most comfortable with. Swings 2 & 3 felt good, and it showed on the Skytrak. That's the distance I feel comfortable pulling that club (180/190 range). Easy to swing, and this one is probably the club I have the most confidence with in the set. Don't mind the offline (yd). I think something is wrong with the alignment on the Skytrak. Below is my full bag mapping. As you can see there's a few things I need to work on. I have impact tape for my irons, and for much of today I was all over the face. When I hit my irons flush though, I was amazed at how far my clubs flew. Definitely need to work on consistent contact, but at least today gives me a place to start!
  38. 9 points
    What sad news. For all you golfers with little kids out on the golf course, PLEASE be careful! I cannot even imagine how the father feels. https://www.sltrib.com/news/2019/07/16/year-old-utah-girl/
  39. 9 points
    For me it wasn't just choosing the clubs it was also choosing the course - the one that I picked fit perfectly except that it had hazards on a couple of par 3's that were concerning - I was able to aim away from the hazard on one of them but had to take on a cross hazard with a partial 7 wood on another. I've yet to post my results because I'm trying to see if I can play a second round - we could play multiple rounds and choose the best one - we could also switch clubs for that one but if we accidentally use the same club as our partner in the counting round it's a DQ!!! I really appreciate Bucky picking me as his partner for this - it's a fun challenge for sure.
  40. 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
  41. 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.
  42. 9 points
    Played a charity scramble today up in the Catskills. Short course and had three people in my group that were little to no help so a 66 was about as good as it was going to be. Won the long drive by 4 yards and got a hat for my effort. Good start to my vacation as I continued to play well. Could follow up yesterday’s family tournament win with another win but still was a fun day. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  43. 9 points
    Is a caboose allowed to talk trash? Again, asking for a friend... Seriously though. This challenge has been amazing for my golf game. Even though my scores and handicap don’t show it. The challenge is forcing me to think, which is not currently a strong suit in my golf game. I may not win this 8 week challenge, but I’m learning lessons that will hopefully pay off for my golf game in the long run. Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  44. 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!!
  45. 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 .
  46. 9 points
    Does this mean @Bucky CC‘s wife is going to give us a bag review?
  47. 9 points
    And you'll help finance that experiment?
  48. 9 points
    There it was. Mmmm Good.
  49. 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
  50. 9 points
    I can’t resist a good hug from my little girl. Turning 11 this year. Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
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