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  1. Testers ANNOUNCED! Handling the testing this time will be: @TSauer @HeathS16 @hartrick11 @dlow206 @alfriday101 @Rickp Full announcement here: https://forum.mygolfspy.com/topic/41031-testers-wanted-6-titleist-tsi-drivers/?do=findComment&comment=695637 ______________________________________________________ This is a big one and a unique opportunity from any OEM. Titleist is going to have the new TSi drivers in the hands of six forum members by “Launch Day” which is the week of the Masters. You will be among the very first consumers
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  2. Nick, You're definitely correct that the selection process isn't random. We try to be very upfront about that. Testing isn't about winning a contest. The reason that it's not random is that we've got two groups that we are serving here. The first is our forum readers; the second is the OEMs. So to take the Titleist test as an example: obviously, there was huge demand to get in on this test, and rightfully so. From time to time, we've picked members for testing who receive the product and are not heard from again. This fails to serve our readers, who really want to find out what
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  3. What works best for your long game? Do you prefer to go for the gusto with fairway woods, or perhaps seek the control of a driving iron, maybe the forgiveness provided by hybrids? Well the Ben Hogan Golf Company has options available in all three categories. This may very well be the largest forum test ever conducted on the internet. Can you say MEGA TESTING? We’re going to give 15 of you a chance to test one of these in the category you choose, no that’s not a misprint. Fifteen forum members will get a chance to test a GS3 Fairway wood, UHI driving iron or a VKTR+ hybrid.
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  4. Since you read the thread about being selected you do understand the process. New forum members are picked for testing; they are generally lower cost items like ball, shoes, shafts, wedges, superspeed sticks, etc. The selection teams doesn’t expect everyone to make thousands of posts; just that they contribute and stay engaged. Find the topics that you are interested in and get some dialog going. Testing for MGS is a commitment over several months that requires continuous engagement on the forum and potentially social media. Those that just apply to get free stuff won’t read your p
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  5. To be clear, it's a part time gig, that we do because we enjoy it. We all have full time jobs that pay our bills, fortunately! Thanks everyone for the overwhelming response. The selection committee will be working late into the night. Testers will be announced Thursday sometime. Entries Closed.
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  6. TESTERS ANNOUNCED! Is it possible for a golf equipment company to simultaneously be a colossus—and underrated, at the same time? Consider this: Titleist had the most played ball at the most recently-completed Tour event. That surprises no one. And maybe you'd guess that they had the wedge and putter categories as well. Possibly irons also. But driver? I'm guessing that other OEMs likely come to mind quicker when it comes to Tour presence with the big stick. But maybe those guys know something we don't.... We need some Forum members to let us know how the new
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  7. Welcome to MyGolfSpy!! One of the most common is underclubbing. "One time 4 years ago I hit my 7-iron 175 yards, so that's that I'm hitting from 175 today."
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  8. Had the pleasure of playing at the hole club of @Philly Golf Guy - Ledgerock Golf Club yesterday. Fantastic course and I played really well. Shot 79 with one double. The double came from a diabolical short grass area alongside 17 green. Also bogeyed a par 5 after being in a greenside bunker in two. Unfortunately heavy rain the prior day led to this particular bunker playing like wet cement Was nearly automatic off the tee and my irons were as solid as ever.
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  9. Testers Wanted (5) There’s something about RAW wedges that elicits a mixed bag of reactions from golfers. Some swear it gives them more spin—that’s a topic for another day—some say they prefer the look of shiny chrome, tour satin or jet-black finish. Remember the days of one choice? At one time the options were so few, many took to the home version of RAW by soaking wedges in Coke and other methods to get them to rust. The last few years have seen many OEM’s offer a RAW version of their wedges. With Cleveland Golf having successfully launched the new RTX Zip Core wedges in t
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  10. A few thoughts from me, even though they don't really mean as much as what's been said here by the moderating group, but this is just my perspective as someone who has been lucky enough to test the past few years. 1) Specifically for my guy @necostanzo, I'm so happy you came at this thread from a point of understanding and reasoning rather than jealousy and rage. I cannot tell you how many posts we've seen here from people who are just mad they never get picked, but you're willing to learn and understand the process, which will go a long way toward earning respect and acclaim from everyon
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  11. My daughter is home, safe and sound! The fam and I all appreciate the kind words from everyone who was thinking about her. She's still a little zoned out from the meds, but she's got Netflix and she asked for her favorite blueberry muffin from Dunkies to munch so, hopefully she keeps that one down (those meds side effects are no joke). We'll be back up in Boston on Tuesday for our first followup with the surgeon, fingers crossed for a good report. Thanks again everyone.
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  12. Let's get RAW, shall we? The new raw/tour rack finish of the RTX Zipcore wedge is made of unplated 8620 carbon steel that will patina and rust after a few weeks of regular use, giving you that signature tour look. It includes your choice of: 3 sole grinds 5 tour crafted leading edge grinds 2 custom finishes Join me in congratulating our fine group of testers @KurtActual @rbsiedsc @Brian A @yungkory @Cory O
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  13. Maiden voyage for my new Honma irons. 38/40:78 2 bogies and 2 doubles. Only hit 6 fairways but the misses were mostly just in the rough. Couple of bad tee shots with one ending up with a penalty stroke. Irons were fabulous; hit 12 greens, 1 was just off, and 1 was about 7 feet off. Need to add the 11 (gap) iron to the set. Shafts might be a little light but the clubs performed very well. My original thought was that these clubs were going to be about a club shorter than my Srixon's. In reality, I was getting about the same distance. The only green I missed on th
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  15. Was able to play a course in western Massachusetts today I have never played before called Crumpin fox with my dad @Placasse61 my uncle Tim and cousin TJ. It is pretty highly regarded around here and it lived up to everything it’s been hyped up to be. If you’re ever in Western MA do yourself a favor and book a tee time. Had a 41/45 and really struggled 10-14 when some rain came in but was just a great round overall for my first run at the course. 7 pars 8 bogeys 3 doubles. Had my opportunities for multiple birds and just didn’t roll any putts. Burned several edges just nothing droppe
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  16. FedEx just dropped off a beautiful surprise. Again thank you MGS for the awesome prize. Thank you @GolfSpy STUDquefor the hard work put into the CCC4.
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  17. Been less than active around here lately for several reasons, none of which having to do with any of you. I herniated the space between L4&L5 and haven’t been able to golf since early August. Just a bummer since this is the absolute best time to play on the NE. Team that up with a constant cycle of vitriol everywhere you look and I can say without reserve that this past week has been the best in months. My wife, daughter and I took our first vacation since December to Lake Placid. That was good for the happy thread
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  18. I hope that those WTF messages are nonexistent this time around, but I doubt it. I have learned in the past couple of days, how much work is done by the staff and also learned some more about the staff themselves, from conversations. So if you guys have not heard recently. Thank you @Golfspy_CG2 @GolfSpy MPR @GolfSpy Stroker and @GolfSpy STUDque for the hard work and dedication you guys put day in and day out to this forum.
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  19. Well this is as official as it gets
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  20. Wife and I got our COVID tests back...both negative. Based on that we were able to send the boys back to school today, but I still have to stay home and telework this week...base medical team is hyper-conservative and want to eliminate any doubt. Another test on Friday and when that comes back negative I’ll be in the clear, may even be able to tee it up Saturday!
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  21. Beautiful weather and good golf. 10 Fairways, 12 Greens, 34 Putts. 41/35:76. Hit the ball really well today and was able to keep my swing under control all day. Couple of irons were pull hooks, but generally the ball was going on a good line. Still a few struggles with the short game, 0 up and downs on the 6 missed greens. Shot of the day was 10th hole, ball was at the bottom of bermuda rough, ball was below my feet, 148 to middle of green, 155 to pin. Perfect contact; when I got to the green, I thought the ball had rolled off the green because I didn't see th
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  22. I haven't been posting in this thread a lot lately, because who wants to see what the guy who plays everyday shot again.. But today was different. It started with a chunked second shot on the first hole, which led to a 40 yd chip to 8 feet and dropped the par put. and many more like that. and 7 birdies, and only one bogie , for a new PB of ... >>>>>..... 65 .... <<<<<< and I'm 64.5, does that qualify as shooting my age? hehe
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  23. Thanks Puma and Cobra and MyGolfSpy #COBRACONNECT4 #TeamCobraONE #Teamonelength Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
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  24. Friday 72 6/14 FIR 13/18 GIR 29 Putts Hit it great, super easy 72 without ever making a putt. Longest made putt of the day was 5 feet. Saturday 78 2/14 FIR 6/18 GIR 27 putts Had no idea where the ball was going all day long. Just a complete ball striking nightmare. Driver especially. I had 4 recovery shots on back 9 alone. Sunday 70 (par 73) 9/14 FIR 13/18 GIR 28 Putts Started on range warming up and still no idea where the ball was going. Wimpy push cut on first hole, still in fairway, with 166 left, hit 8
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  25. Well got a phone call today John Smalls is coming down for all of next week to play golf. This is going to be a hoot. One of my regular team partners had knee surgery yesterday and was walking around today. The Doc gave him the green light for playing Monday. So he can play with John and I. But he is going to play on the team tomorrow putting only. We will alternate his other shots exactly like they did with me when I could not swing. One of the owners of the course I have been told has a Red Cross flag for our cart. But hardly no one knows I have worked hard and am back about 90% now. Yep I
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  26. This is not an attack on anyone.but @necostanzo11 posts in 3 years is not active. The titleist thread would not be a good hill to stand on because a lot of very active members were not selected and several newer folks were which is great! i hope you get involved and enjoy the threads because there is so much here but this thread is very off base. Shoutout again to moderators
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  27. MGS puts their rep on the line to have great feed back from their testers so there is a risk to selecting the tester. If they ship a new driver to someone and they pull a jimmy hoffa MGS looks bad, so I think the content numbers do help prove the member is engaged and committed to providing the best test results they can give. I only have 200 plus content numbers and was selected to test golf balls in summer which was awesome. Due to my busy work schedule as of late and just life in general I haven't been as active as I was in the summer. I think if a member showed they are engaging in the dis
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  28. Update: screamed like a girl when I read the announcement, woke up my 6 month old son from his nap and he's now crying bloody murder, wife is...super happy for me!
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  29. ... Other than Allen Iverson I will never understand why people pay for AAA Used balls having no idea where they came from when you can buy PRACTICE balls for less than 50% of the new price. For those unfamiliar, they are the same as brand new balls they just have PRACTICE stamped on them. Not second quality, not blemished just PRACTICE. Here is a great deal on some TP5 Pix PRACTICE balls and they also have the TP5 and TP5x in plain white for $19.99 and if you buy 5 dozen the shipping is free: https://www.golfdiscount.com/taylormade-2019-tp5-pix-20-practice-bagged-golf-balls?___store=defa
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  30. 44/41:85. Hit 11 fairways, 9 greens. Hit a few bad iron shots, but short game was a mess . Overcast and the fairways were a little wet; but the scenery was nice I enjoy my annual round here.
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  31. Cobra Connect Challenge Four Champion. [emoji6] [emoji466]️[emoji2147]
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  32. Happy National daughter day to my caddy and my youngest child. She is my zen on the course and my future Senior Circuit looper. And also to my middle child, the one that keeps me sane in the chaos that is my house. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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  33. There are a lot of questions surrounding ball lab, but two of the most common I've seen (in some form at least) have been "What balls are in the test?" and "How can I compare the balls within the test?". While I certainly expect/hope there to be a summary released - Tony has hinted at a subscription model database with full data that will be added to as new balls come out - I thought I'd try and put together a quick reference using the information currently at hand. I went through Tony's Twitter to look at Ball Lab related posts and compiled a list of balls that are definitely in thi
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  34. After going over the Best Personal Launch Monitors Guide on the home page---Read It Here--for 2020 in great detail, I decided on the Rapsodo MLM. It arrived this weekend, and I'll be dong lots of testing--ie playing around with it, the next several weeks. Here's some intitial pics with several more updates to come.
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  35. The grounds are not photogenic, but this serves its purpose. It's fall here in Connecticut, so not a lot of grass. Still gotta practice! TrueStrike golf mat, a good net mounted on a tree and 10' 4"x4" post, a home made driving range club stand, and a custom made cedar golf shed for my chipping mat, chipping target net, etc. I have a heavy duty tarp to keep the mat in good condition (10yrs old!). Whadda ya think?
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  36. Everything that's been going on the past few weeks with my daughter and being up in Boston at Childrens and seeing some of the kids and their families has really put things in perspective for me. I watch my daughter trying to get around the house and do things on her own (even though my wife and I need to do a lot for her while she recovers, she's a very strong and independent minded 19yo), and I think about some of the kids we've seen and what they're trying to work their way through, and it's really just made me take a step back and reassess a lot of things that we've taken for granted. It's
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  37. Well feel like I just hit 1k posts. Summer CCC definitely helped! Such a great summer top to bottom. Makes it easy with how much stuff was going on Being involved with the site here has been awesome not just for the golf talk but for general life things for all of us....good, bad and other. Hope to really meet you folks (some of you anyway! ) Cant Walt to see what the future holds on the site and being apart of all of it Stay frosty my friends!
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  38. Bought a cart this summer for cheap and decided to put a little money into it for a makeover. Here’s a quick before and after.
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  39. Most of you know me, just your friendly Jedi Master living in Michigan. I am a 17.1 handicap, My current set up is a full Titleist set up, TS2 Driver and 3 Wood, T-MB 716 3 Iron, T-MB 718 4 Iron, 714 AP1 5 to PW. Vokey 48, 52 56 and 58 wedges. Tommy amours Impact 3 Putter, I arrived at this set up by trial and error. First impressions This is a gorgeous driver. The yellow and black are absolutely beautiful, I love the way it shimmers under the sun light. This Driver is the 10.5 with the UST Helium 5 shaft. A pretty good contrast to the Titleist TS2 with the
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  40. I played in a 2-day Ringer Tournament this weekend. Yesterday was embarrassingly awful. I had been sick all week wasn't sure if I could play. My energy simply ran out too early, on #8. I knew I needed to keep my blood sugar level up to make it through today, so I packed a couple of peanut butter crackers for every three holes and added caffeine (an iced latte) on the back nine. I was pretty wired but it worked. I improved 16 strokes over yesterday with an 85 to win Low Gross in my ladies flight. I used my new Cleveland ZipCore Wedge for every wedge shot except one in the bunker. It's gett
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  41. Was hitting some chips inside using almost golf balls. My wife had a couple of pictures sitting on the floor and I hit one into the glass and it shattered. Have hit them before with no ill effects. Told my wife I did a bad thing and her response was what did I buy? I told her nothing and told her I broke the glass in the picture. She fortunately said it was fine that she wasn't going to put that picture back up. Back to chipping practice
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  42. 41 (+4) 3/7 FiR 3/9 GiR 14 putts Don't know how you guys with actual seasons do it. My wedge distance control is hot trash after only 6 weeks in lockdown, can't imagine if it were twice that. Missed fairways were barely missed so that was nice, and no doubles which is my goal currently, being out of practice and all.
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  43. Fun night in league. Nothing terribly noteworthy except the birdie on 12 - my friend had hit a beautiful hybrid that started right-center of the green and started drawing right at the flag. It landed about 2 feet from the hole. With the rain we had last night, it bounced left and back, leaving about 5' for birdie. I hit a 6 iron just a smidge thin and ended up just off the green short and left. I chipped in for birdie and he lipped out his putt, so I ended up with a skin.
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  44. First round after lockdown 2.0 cost me like 6 weeks of no golf. Went to the course with zero expectations and was just glad to be out and not being a potato at home. Felt good to get a sweat on. Slapped it around for an 88 with (2) 7's and an 8 on the card. It started pretty well on the first hole. 2nd shot left me with 88y on the 535ish par 5 that was playing into the wind. I would then discover that my short game is no longer available to me, it's gone like the TP was in March. Back started to get tired around the 11th hole and my elbow is currently being iced, but my spirits are u
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  45. I want to thank Tom the Golf Nut, and Link Hills(Greeneville TN) for inviting, and allowing me to play a round with him, when my wife and I were in the area. Tom was a great host, the course was beautiful, and everyone at the course was extremely nice and accommodating. Unfortunately it was a little drizzly, but that didn't detract one bit from the great time I had. Thanks also to MYGOLFSPY it's how Tom and I arranged this! Thanks again Tom:
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  46. TESTERS ANNOUNCED! Not to make this all personal, but since I live in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, I've got first hand knowledge of just how valuable an indoor putting green can be. Living in a place where the ground can be covered with snow six months of the year has given me lots of time for indoor putting practice. I don't think it's any coincidence, then, that Arccos routinely highlights my putting as the strongest part of my otherwise pretty ordinary skill set. Knowing the power of indoor putting practice, it's exciting for me to announced the testers of the BirdieBall
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  47. 2020 Cleveland Zipcore Wedge Review Intro In 1959, my Grandfather wrapped my little hand around his Bag Boy pull cart and made me his Caddy. He gave me a set of clubs that had hickory shafts and began to provide some instruction. We lived next to the Capitol Grounds in front of the state capitol building(Frankfort, KY) so I buried some soup cans in the ground and made my very own practice area. Today, I have one of the hickory shafted clubs left, the putter, which hangs on the wall in my home office. I was 8 years old when my golf started and am almost 70 now. I play with
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  48. 10/2/2020 Cleveland RTX Zipcore Wedge 58* Mid Bounce – Official MGS Forum Review by Reesedw Intro First off a huge thank you to My Golf Spy and Cleveland this is a great opportunity. I started playing in 1997 and over the years became more and more obsessed, I do not have a “home” course but have a couple of courses I play with regularity. As someone living in Western Washington, we tend to see softer and wetter conditions then our brothers and Sisters to the east. I do play quite a bit in Eastern Washington where the conditions tend to be firmer during the summer. I play
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  49. August 2020 SUB 70 699 Pro Irons – Official MGS Forum Review by Tom the Golf Nut Intro: I am pretty much a self-taught golfer and have been playing for about thirty years. Handicap had just dropped to a 2.5 before testing started. Swing tempo is smooth with an average driver swing speed of 96 mph and 70 mph with the 7 iron. I play in the North East Tennessee at the base of the Smokey Mountains. Courses are generally hilly. My average iron ball flight is straight with a lower trajectory. A miss with the iron is usually slightly left.
    13 points
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