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  1. 14 points
    Played ok today, getting used to my physical limitations, after a poor round last week. My last round was awful, probably pre determined by a few things,, a good score prior, a network hack at work, and, sadly finding out that a member of my club that I had a great relationship with had died just as I was walking off the practice green. I shed a few tears with his brother, who is also a great bloke. My game was garbage, but sometimes golf comes second. This week I decided to pay a bit of a tribute to my mate. He was the opposite of me in dress sense, but very similar in attitude. I gave him the nickname of "Fifty", short for Fifty Shades of Gray, as he always managed to wear multiple shades of gray, with actual colour rarely getting a run. Our sense of golf fashion couldn't be further apart. Happily I played pretty well. Had 11 over playing off 10, with a triple and 2 doubles. Putted well, and drove it solidly. A couple of awful 95 yard sand wedges cost me a bit. Great weather and great company made for a really enjoyable day. Catching up with my late mate's brother after my round was a great finish to the day. R.I.P. Garry.
  2. 12 points
    Today I played in a comp with a 2 handicapper who hit the ball really high and really long, his short game was money and most putts threatened the hole. He was on average 25 yds ahead on my career best drives, he had a few bogies and a double with a lost ball but still shot 72! he then told me he played with a young pro at St Andrews who's not on any tour, who was at least 35 yds ahead of his drives and hit wedges in a way he has never seen before and shot -4 each day he played with him! It really made me realise there isnt just a gap between low handicappers and pro's, there is an almighty cavern and a different dimension to the way they play. The St Andrews pro expects to hole at least five 30 footers a round....and he did when this guy played with him. Yet he isn't on even the most basic tour! If you are not shooting at least 5 under EVERY time you play you havent a chance of even doing ok on a basic tour, plus its expensive. I'll just stick to sinking the winning putt for the Open and the Ryder cup in my dreams.
  3. 11 points
    My last two rounds from yesterday & today. I guess I wasn’t even paying attention today, because I didn’t even realize I had four birdies. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. 11 points
    ... I wasn't talking about hitting a bird in flight with a tee shot LOL. The irony is I still do not have a hole in one. Honesty can't say I have ever really scared the hole either. Plenty of shots within a few inches but never right at the hole or gently bouncing off the flag. The Golf Gods actually made fun of me at a resort course when I hit the green and spun it back in the water, then holed the next shot for par. So they let me know it is certainly possible, they just aren't gonna let me have one.
  5. 11 points
    35-39-74 10/14 fir 14/18 gir 33 putts I’ve only played maybe 4 rounds in the past 3 months, and it really showed today on the green. Struck the ball exceptionally well with the irons, but missed a LOT of good birdie chances. I was -1 after 3 when I really should have been -4. Missed a 5 footer for birdie on 1 and 3 and a 10 footer for eagle on 2. Solid day overall though, lots to build on.
  6. 11 points
    Just a perfect day in Oklahoma City today - 87 degrees with a nice breeze. I played Trosper Golf Club - got around in just over 2 hours. I played well and I did something kind of cool - I have shot 65 my last 3 rounds and I did it on 3 different courses: Broadmoore, Lincoln East and Trosper. Some caveats - all three rounds were played from the white tees so anywhere from 6000 to 6200 yards and par was 70 on 2 and 71 on the other - so I'm not headed to any tour but it sure was fun! My play early in the summer was the best I've ever played and then things cooled off considerably so I really enjoyed the last three rounds - hit the ball solid, short game was sharp and the putter was working. Good stuff. FIR 9/12 GIR 12/18 Putts 26 Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. 10 points
    Was able to play for the 1st time since my wife had a baby. 1st round in over 2 months and shot a 85! That's one of my best rounds this year. Can't complain there. Now i've got the itch to play more and I can't haha.
  8. 10 points
    Interesting discussion on playing “emotions”. I’m very fortunate in that I get to play 4-6 rounds per week. What I’ve discovered is that very simply put, some days you have it, and some days you don’t. My round the other day when I stunk up the place was funny, because we were discussing this concept as we were playing. It almost became funny when one of us hit a bad shot, and everyone had a smile after a bad shot, because we all know it’s not the norm. Because we see each other hit hundreds of great shots most of the time. but some days.... you just don’t have it. No need to get all pissy about it, because we’re amateurs really. We just give a *sigh*, perhaps an eye roll, and a laugh, then off to the next shot. But we also know that we will play tomorrow, so no big deal.
  9. 10 points
    ... Golf is a passion of mine. When playing well I am very happy. When playing average I am also happy. But when playing poorly I am not happy at all*. I enjoy playing the the difficult rounds and enjoy scratching out a score when my full swing seems to have abandoned me. So I find it fulfilling and in a very zen way I know it makes me happier when I play well, but playing poorly is never a happy situation. *Edit. I am not happy at all with my game. This has zero to do with my enjoyment of the day, the course or the people I am playing with. I get frustrated for about 2 seconds then it is gone. I rarely, if ever, say or do anything when playing poorly, I am just internally frustrated. Life is too short and there are too many tragic and sad things happening in the world to be unhappy on a golf course because I am playing poorly.
  10. 9 points
    Yes, there was a delay in the finalist selections. But for good reason. Not only did PRG make the tough decisions, they've also begun production. Keep your eyes peeled for a blog article coming soon that will include in-hand photos of the finalists' products. PRG was blown away by the amazing work submitted by our talented community. They were especially appreciative of the descriptive pieces that identified potential materials to be included. Great stuff Spies! Who are the finalists? You ask. Say no more fam: ...in no particular order.... by @cecil_nunchuck by @pj_engel by @cecil_nunchuck by @ascarmich by @cecil_nunchuck by @PD69 Voting begins, NOW. A poll is now attached to this thread and you'll also find polls on both of the MGS official accounts for Instagram and Twitter. Who ya got?
  11. 9 points
    I take it twice a day and it helps both with pain and PTSD. I haven’t tried to up my dosage as I’m only taking .025. It has a calming effect so it could help with golf. Update: I changed my dosage to .050 mg once daily in the evening as it relaxes me too much in the mornings. I guess if I was really pumped up it could be a good thing however it made me want to hit the sack again..... Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  12. 9 points
    I played Beaverhead GC in Dillon yesterday. It was 40F when I left the house but forecast to reach 56F and full sun. I'm glad my wife convinced me to change from shorts to jeans! The wind in Dillon was blowing about 7 mph and I would have froze. The course was wide open; maybe 3 or 4 other groups out. I played solo and my normal 2-ball format. Snell MTB-X and a yellow Titleist ProV1. Snell shot a 45/43 and Titleist a 41/42. Snell found the bottom of the cup on the par 4 #7 with second shot 8i from 92 yards... the first eagle this year . My putting was less than stellar, but the rest of the bag was working. I had a drive on #9 (with the wind) that rolled out to 294 yards - that's a bomb for me! Better yet, the other ball was only 20 yards behind that...that G410P is pure awesomeness. The greens were "verti-cut" and sanded a couple weeks ago and still have lots of sand. The balls rolled just fine, so it was just a off day putting. It was kind of fun having the course to myself. I guess the colder weather and NFL Sunday kept most home. It was beautiful and sunny, with all the surrounding mountains covered with snow from the storm a week ago. Sadly, this may have been my last round here in MT for 2019. Another large cold front is heading down from Canada and forecasted to bring even more snow and colder temps than the storm a week ago . With a house carpet makeover upcoming next week, I may not get out again until we leave for Arizona early November. For damn sure I won't be wearing shorts .
  13. 9 points
    First time playing Timberton Golf Course in Hattiesburg, MS. Great condition, but I didn’t care for the layout with all of the blind shots off the tee, and Par 5s that require an iron off the tee box... I call courses like this “Rinky-Dink”. Shot 82 simply because I didn’t have my laser in my bag, so I had no way to get distances to the corners on the stupid holes. Three times I hit hybrid off the tee and was LONG, into the trees. Ugh. Hit the driver well, and could’ve been in the 70s pretty easily if I knew the course. Neither of the Par 5s on the back allowed for a driver, even 3 wood. Ridiculous. A 4 iron off the tee on a Par 5... So stupid. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  14. 9 points
    Played with my eldest son in our regular Monday game. We played at Westwood in Norman OK - it's quite a short course only 6162 from the black tees with a par of 70 but a good little course. They had a rep from Titleist who was giving out 2-ball sample packs so that was nice - they gave me a pack of ProV1's and AVX and my son Tour Soft and AVX. I played the round with the ProV1 - such a great ball (no duh I know). I started out with 3 birdies in a row (Par 5, par3, par4) before I cooled off a bit. I had a good round although I missed more greens than normal. I missed a few on the fringe which left me good putts so that number is a bit misleading. No bogies but I was never in trouble really - I only had to work for one par and that was on the 6th hole. The 6th is a short par 5 of 465 but it is an awkward driving hole for me and I heeled my tee shot. I hit a short fade to the middle of the fairway but laid up to 62 yards. I hit what I thought was a perfect low pitch that flew the green. I had a delicate 4th but the greens were wet and receptive and I was able to get up and down. The I only had 22 putts because of taking putts from off the green so that number is a bit deceptive as well. As always, I had a great time with my son - I really treasure my Monday rounds with him. FIR 9/12 GIR 10/18 Putts 22
  15. 8 points
    I’m a borderline politician when it comes to “hitting the streets” for MyGolfSpy. A handful of my pals adopted ShotScope V2 after seeing it in action - one of them even migrated over from Arccos. And that’s despite their awareness of my less than glowing review of the V1 system. (Note: I think the V2 system is a substantial improvement over the initial iteration) Same goes for the Bettinardi SS38 Armlock. I approached countless total strangers at local courses, explained the MGS community/review process and asked them to roll a few putts. @PokeForeLyfe is one direct example, although I’m not sure he’s still rolling an Armlock. Strangely enough, despite my overwhelmingly positive review and play with the Ping G400 LST, I didn’t see any evidence of it gaining traction with the people around me. But I also wasn’t pressing it into the hands of every stranger on the range. So I don’t know if my equipment gaming and entreaties to explore MyGolfSpy, necessarily meet an “influential” standard, but I’m hopeful that is the case. And I intend to continue drumming for MGS with the 100K goal in mind.
  16. 8 points
    I used to play often in northern Wisconsin and learned a few truths: Geese don't move out of the way of your shot and geese, when bothered by you get nasty. Once had to abandon what should have been an eagle attempt due to 20 geese on the green, including one who must have thought the ball was an egg, My friends were not going to give me a gimme eagle, even though my ball was only 2' from the cup. That day I also learned how to cuss at my friend AND the birds!
  17. 8 points
    Just completed my fitting yesterday at the Bend Oregon location. My fitter, Jason Owens was amazing. Everything exceeded expectations. What I learned is that I have nearly the perfect setup... I can change iron heads to the Callaway Apex 19, and pick up 2MPH of ball speed and 7 yards of carry, and reduce my dispersion from 11.8f L to 4.8f L. I should soft step my iron shafts by 1 inch to bring them more in line with the frequencies that I prefer. My driver is perfect. My FW is basically a mini driver, even off of the deck. I like heavier shafts. - This was one of the main reasons that I was interested in going through such a complete fitting. I wanted to make sure that I was not leaving any potential yards out there by playing shafts that are too heavy for me as I age. Jason quickly dispelled this notion as we tried every weight and flex imaginable, and nothing was better that the 132g TT DGTI S400 that I play now. His only recommendation was to soft step them so I could get the spin rate a smidge higher on my long irons, and so that the CPM's will be more in line with the rest of my set. If you are close to a True Spec, I HIGHLY RECOMMEND making time to visit and go through a full bag fitting. It was completely worth the trip.
  18. 8 points
    Today is the first day I woke up without elbow pain in over 2 months. Let's hope it stays that way!!
  19. 8 points
    Heck I play found balls all the time. At my home course there's not a round when I don't find a keeper or two. I'd say 1 out of three are new balls. It seems everybody at my course only play the most expensive brands. Their loss my gain. Thank you everyone!
  20. 8 points
    I think what this thread topic does is ask an interesting question, but maybe framed it the wrong way. I do think that GolfWRX is relevant and as the largest golf forum on the net will always be relevant to a certain type of golfer and a certain cross-section of golf media and the like. The real question is whether or not they are as influential as they used to be, and to that I would say no. MGS has made incredible in roads in the public sphere as truly becoming the one stop "Consumer Reports" of golf that Adam and the team envisioned the site to be once it was started. They have surpassed WRX and THP as the place to go to know about the newest gear, how it performs, and how it can impact your game. Before the big hits for MGS (Kirkland/Snell tests, Enhanced Most Wanted Testing, TrueGolfFit, Ball Report, Flag In or Out) WRX had a stranglehold on traffic and opinion for "gearheads". That pendulum has shifted in MGS' direction in a big way and I don't think it's stopping anytime soon. So, to answer the question, yes GolfWRX is still relevant and always will be to some extent, but it's nowhere near as influential as it once was in my opinion.
  21. 8 points
    Stage Two - The Review 10/8/19 *Photos coming soon Wilson D7 Irons – Official MGS Forum Review by JohnSmalls Intro Annnnd break. Stage two is here, and I wish this test could go on for a few more months (foreshadowing). My testing was done over 3 golf courses, one tournament, 3 full rounds, 4 or 5 “9 hole” treks (I lost count), and numerous afternoons after work practicing certain shots and distance testing out on the golf course and around the greens. Some launch monitor data was collected during lessons on Flightscope with Srixon range balls. In stage one I mentioned that for these irons to make a home in my bag, they needed to consistently hit expected distances across the face, not lose as much distance on off center shots, hit the ball low, hit a punch draw and a fade, and most importantly will these irons hit shots that will stick on the green. So how have they fared? Looks. (8/10) Like any good equipment brat, I love the look of blades and I don’t necessarily like the look of clunky golf shovels. There is a quality of the craftsmanship when you hold a blade or players iron, and they often look and feel like high quality precision instruments. SGI and GI irons often feel and look cheap, almost like they are toys. These are absolutely an exception to that. Wilson has far surpassed expectations in the looks department. I love the polished chrome finish on these irons, the ferrules and faces just exude the look of a quality golf club. These understated looks drew a few onlookers in to take a closer look at the clubs. Flipping the club over to the badging is when the story changes though. I generally don’t like the back of GI/SGI clubs. They often look cheap and chintzy and it is by far my least favorite part of a GI/SGI club. With that said, Wilson designers really should be commended for their job here. The Wilson shield sits strongly in the middle and the little blue line is a nice touch. But it is still a badge slapped onto a golf club. The powerholes (slots cut out of the bottom, filled with urethane) are anything but classic and svelte. They scream for attention, and that’s where most people had questions. They aren’t the best looking feature of the golf club, but they are an attention grabber and question starter. Sound&feels. (10/10) These D7 irons are good lookers, but how do they sound and feel? They had their work cut out for them going against the forged sound and feel of my Nike Vapor Pro Combos. This was the single biggest surprise of the entire test. They DO NOT feel like SGIs. That is the best thing I can ever say. I don’t know what Wilson engineers did, but these clubs communicate shot feedback better than any GI/SGI club I have ever hit. They sound like a classic iron on good shots, bad shots, and generally anywhere in between. It is like the clubs are trying to talk to you in a nice clean and calm conversation. Poor shots send very clear feed back into your hands and your ears. You know where you miss the clubface with these, just like the Nikes. But the feedback is toned down one step. On bad shots the smaller Nikes are like your buddy slugging you in the arm, whereas the Wilson’s are more of a slap on the wrist. You know exactly where you have missed, it’s just not as pronounced. I think the feedback these irons give really lend to them looking smaller and instill confidence. The first few times I had them on the course, I found myself grinning like a child because I couldn’t believe I was getting this feedback from a SGI iron. *I got a chance to hit the new Callaway Big Bertha Irons, they don’t come close to the feel of the Wilson’s nor the fit and finish. Basic Characteristics. (12/20) Now that’s plenty of the looks and feels of the irons. How do they perform?? I got a good launch monitor session in at a lesson and spent a few nights around the greens and dropping balls from distance to see how consistent these irons were in a practice type of environment. On the launch monitor—I am seeing 88-89 mph clubhead speed with the 7 iron, with a carry in the low to mid 170s and a rollout of 7-8 yards and around 6000 spin. In practice, good strikes result in very high ball flight versus thin or toe side strikes that result in little total distance lost, but much lower ball flight and a little more runout. 7 irons into greens with a tour ball will take one big hop with a touch of roll. Two piece ionomer balls would hop and total run out around 10 yards. Accuracy was good and consistent with PW-7 iron during my testing on approach shots I made sure to get plenty of off centered hits mixed in with good clean strikes, these irons really do bring forgiveness to the table. Very little yardage is lost on thin strikes and toe struck shots lost less than the ~10% found in the players irons. But with that forgiveness, can you work these irons. I am proud to say that is a yes. I must be able to hit low punch draws to get out of trouble in the trees and I was able to do not only that but also fade the ball nicely with the ball flight being enough to hold a green. Now these clubs are not a bandaid for a bad swing. Put a bad swing on a ball and they will hit duck hooks for days. I mostly used the GW for feel shots around the green. The face is “hotter” (the ball comes off faster with less effort) than the single piece forged wedge of my Nikes. It took a week or two to get used to the speed of the ball coming off the D7, but that was a minor adjustment, the club has become automatic. I have used it from everything such as bump and runs to flop shots. The shorter clubs in this set are automatic. On course performance (21/30) As Billy Joel says, under pressure. How did these hold up to a swing that badly needs more practice and refining? Well I played some of my best golf ever firing a 42 on the front 9 Sunday afternoon at my home course and a cool even 90 on the worst driving day I have had all year (8 penalty strokes), on a course that I have never played before that is rated at a little bit more difficult than my home course. The scoring clubs have really shined. I have holed out twice with the GW something that hasn’t happened in 3 years. These clubs hold greens better than I imagined they would. The GW will hop and pull back on full swings and the 8 iron will come close to hopping and stopping. That fits the bill for what I need them to do. GW through 8 iron have been largely point and shoot through this test and are all go to clubs. The 7 iron has had some impressive shots, getting me onto a par 5 in 2 for the first time ever. But from 6 iron down to 4 iron, especially 4 & 5, they might as well stay at home. I have not hit these clubs well since they have gone in the bag. In fact they have been noticeably worse overall than my Nikes. Going into this test I thought the opposite would be true, but as someone who generally likes longer irons, I just absolutely cannot hit these. Another trend I really noticed when these clubs were put in tournament mode was an aberration in shot distance with the gap wedge. This club should be carrying 120-125, easily. After sticking two GIRs for birdies, I had an approach into a green with the pin on the front right between 118-121. I came up 10 yards short of the green with a quality strike. This isn’t the first time it has happened, but it is the first time that it really meant something. The 7 iron has had some instances where distances don’t match the flightscope numbers and shots are coming in 10 yards short as well. Fliers haven’t been a problem, but completely unexpected distance loss on quality strikes has been a strange issue, one that hasn’t been resolved yet. Misc. (10/10) Wilson put together a neat package. The spec sheet to go with the irons was a nice touch by the custom build department. I checked previous Wilson reviews and it seems that the build quality issues with premature wear/tear and the paintfill issues have been fixed. Of course, the mirror finish is the first to wear, but these clubs are holding up well. I have had a couple of guys grab the irons out of my bag asking what they were, after complimenting how good they looked, one being surprised to see Wilson’s in the bag. The main comments are on the power holes, and after these two months, they do indeed work. One concern I had going into this was how thick the soles were, but Wilson designers have made almost a v-sole out of the sole and the turf interactions plays to a much smaller feeling footprint than what is present. Play or trade? (12/20) I am on the fence here, and am going to need another few months to decide the fate of the D7s. I love having Wilson’s in my bag. But the performance must justify the presence. Right now they aren’t quite where I would expect them in terms of results as a whole package and that is a problem. I have some gapping issues at the bottom of the bag, and as I have said before the long irons are almost useless in my hands. With that said, these irons have gotten me out of trouble that other clubs in my bag gotten me into, and still led me to the lowest scores I have shot all year even after not playing great golf. So there is something about these irons, and they are sticking around…for a couple more months of testing. Stay tuned. In conclusion, Wilson has made a seriously good iron with the D7. These clubs look like they belong on the course and the qualitative results are shockingly good. But the quantitative haven’t completely sold me yet. I am going to put that down as operator error and possibly a poor fitting shaft in the long irons, for now. The distance with these is real, that’s on a loft for loft basis. The versatility and the quality of this product is surprising and worth more than the asking price. The questions I had have been met with a strong performance and I look forward in gaming these in some upcoming tournaments. My GIR has increased, though just slightly. I feel like these will continue to be good irons for me, but I am not sure they are the irons for me. If you are in the market for a GI or SGI iron, these deserve special consideration during your next purchase decision. There isn't an SGI iron that will match the D7 for feel, distance, versatility all for a very reasonable price. Wilson is every bit back in the game of producing high quality golf clubs. They will be on the top of my list for my next irons. The Final (midterm) Grade: 73/100
  22. 7 points
    I watched a BUNCH of Mike Malaska videos that are on YouTube, and I did some of the drills. With my back disease that I deal with, I’m going to look at transitioning to what he teaches. It seems like it will help save my back in the long run. The other two guys I’ve done lessons with, Bryan Pate, and Mike Bender, have so much body movement/rotation/extension that I actually HURT after doing their drills, or hitting balls, or playing 18. This is a big change, but for the sake of reducing pain, I gotta do it. Plus, having played tennis year round until I was 14, I really see his swing philosophy of hand action being pretty easy to mimic since it’s very similar to the old forehand I hit!!! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  23. 7 points
    ... Excellent replies from Pmookie and Plaid, From my teaching days I can assure you every student is different and unique. I loved when my students came to their first lesson knowing what they wanted from their lessons. "How much are you willing to practice?" ... "How much are you wiling to change?" ... "How long do you expect a change to become permanent" ... "How many steps back are you wiling to take before taking steps forward?" ... "Are you willing to play very poorly while the new swing takes shape?" ... These are questions I liked to ask before and during a lesson. Be 100% honest. Some admitted they were not going to practice, just play Saturday and come back for their next lesson. Some wiling to put in one day of practice and some practice every day. It makes a huge difference in how I would teach. I think one of the reasons I was so successful with word of mouth from my students is for the vast majority, I tried to help them do what they were already doing, just do it better. Meaning take a weak 25 yd slice and turn it into a more powerful 10 yd fade. Yes, I had some students willing to make huge changes and were willing to take a full year or longer with constant practice, but they were the exception. Most just wanted to make better contact, hit better shots and shoot lower scores. Not going from 110 to 79, but 110 to 90-95. ... And lastly, you should have a good rapoire with your instructor. I was a positive, encouraging, happy and friendly instructor because that is who I am. I started every first lesson with a smile and a plea "Whatever you do, please don't hit any good shots. It just makes my job so much more difficult. If you can hit some really bad shots and give me your very worst swings it will make my job sooooo much easier". Find an instructor that matches your personality or has a personality that appeals to you and your lessons will go much better. If you do not have a connection and/or do not like what or how your instructor gives you a lesson, find another. I had students that complained they really didn't like their previous instructor(s) and stayed with them too long. ... Lessons can be so much fun, so helpful and great for your game, so I wish you the best of luck gong forward!
  24. 7 points
    Played much better vs. recently; was on a short 9-hole course with very windy and gusty conditions. Finished +5 (Par 35); have to check if this ties or is my new PB on this course. Didn't hit many fairways today but all the tee shots were playable; did hit 3 greens - including the hardest hole (dogleg left to a very small and sloped green) and the closing Par 3 (over a pond, wind from the right). Had one double after missing the green right .. I pitched it too low onto the slope running away from me and the ball rolled off the green and down the hill on the far side. Otherwise three bogeys and five (5!) pars (yeah!). Hit a new club off one tee - a Tour Edge HL4 iron-wood. They're offering a $40 trial of a #6 .. and if I keep liking this I may go for a #5 or a #4 to fill a gap b/w my current 6i and 4H.
  25. 7 points
    Tournament done, and some good new data that backs up a thought that I noticed earlier in the test. Results coming soon!
  26. 7 points
    If you have daughter(s) in college, just be prepared; weddings = one year of college. Don't ask how I know.
  27. 7 points
    ... Yup, it is mostly the Indian and not the arrow. But give a big strong Indian a bow that is easily pulled and flimsy and he wont hit his target. Give a smaller weaker Indian a stout bow he can't pull and he won't hit his target either. Finding the equipment that fits your swing is an absolute necessity to having a chance to hit your target.
  28. 7 points
    15th hole on my first round since injuring my neck. I flushed a 3 iron 250 down the middle. What made my day was: #1 - I didnt hurt myself. #2 - I shot my handicap, despite the time off. #3 - After that shot on 15, my playing partner said to me, “I really envy your iron game.” I’m back, baby!
  29. 7 points
    I tried WRX with a similar experience - wasn’t worth it to me. However there is plenty enough good information there that I will visit the site at least once a week. It’s a different sort of relevance IMO. I’m happy it’s there - always important to have differing sources of information. Like Chisag I truly appreciate that we will share our differing opinions here and rarely shout them or attempt to cram them down people’s throat. You often learn the most from dissenting opinions. At least I do. Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  30. 7 points
    Oh yeah. Blueprint’s stayed in the bag. I definitely noticed a sound/feel difference. The Blueprint irons felt like a solid chunk of metal smashing into a ball... go figure right? The TM’s to me have a great feel, unique to anything I’ve hit prior to or after owning them. Mostly in the irons with the speed slot, it’s a soft feeling. That’s the 3-7 iron, 8-P doesn’t have the slot and they feel more like a solid piece of metal, even though they are a CB. I really like the feel of these, so much that even some forged clubs feel clicky and hard to me. Blueprints are on the firm side, but you get the reverberations you’d expect from smacking a piece of urethane covered rubber with a smashed together piece of metal. Paired with a PV1, it’s a hard combo to beat... feel wise. I will say that distances in the shorter irons are fairly equal, but when I moved up to the 4,3,2 iron I’m not sure there is a huge distance gap between them all. No way to know unless I walk out on the range, or hit numerous balls out in the fairway. I’ll remember to take note of this next round. I don’t see the Blueprint’s coming out of the bag, at least the 5 iron - Wedge.
  31. 7 points
    ... Awesome post, and it made me go back and edit my earlier comments as I wrote them literally in response to playing poorly. In general I am always very happy on the golf course, even when not playing well. Having played QB in my youth I am a natural leader and am always supportive of my playing partners, never letting my personal inner frustration effect my attitude in general or my partners day. I am not internally happy when playing poorly but you would never know playing with me.
  32. 7 points
    I'll give it to the OP, he's really concerned about growing the game and making sure no one quits. Besides this thread, there's also: and
  33. 6 points
    Tomorrow I start a 5 day marathon of golf, mostly within 20 minutes of home. It's for a local Aus golf forum's "National Championship" All 5 courses are rated in Australia's top 100. Days 3 and 4 are the main event, played over 36 holes, with the other days individual events. All days are being played as handicap Stableford format, which takes a bit of pressure off. Day 1 At my home club, Curlewis Golf Club. https://curlewisgolf.com.au/pages/first I hope local knowledge will give me a bit of an advantage. Day 2 Barwon Heads Golf Club One of Australia's oldest high end courses. Very staid, but a lovely course right on the coast. https://www.barwonheads.golf/cms/ Reasonably short, but can be seriously windy. The greens have a reputation for being some of the best in Australia. Day 3 and 4 13th Beach Golf Club https://www.13thbeachgolf.com/cms/ Beach Course followed by Creek Course. Interestingly (at least to me) the club is named after the adjacent surf beach, which is in turn, named after the 13th hole of Barwon Heads GC next door. The Beach course runs through some stunning dunes, whilst The Creek is on the inland side of the property. The Beach in particular can be hammered by wind, and both courses have fast and firm greens. Day 5 A short ferry trip to the other side of Port Philip Bay to Portsea Golf Club https://www.portseagolf.com.au/cms/ Another beautifully conditioned course, with lots of undulating holes. Plenty of social events go along with this, so it all adds up to a great few days. I'm not sure I'm up to 5 consecutive days of golf, especially walking every day except day 4, but here's hoping I can handle it. I'm still not sure about my swing and body but there was no way I'd miss this one.
  34. 6 points
    I read an article this morning by Practical Golf. It's nothing earth shattering or new really. But, it does once again bring our game into focus. The article is about Time and Expectations. As golfers we all approach this game differently. We'd all like to be +10 handicappers. Right? Yeah me too.... except I just don't know what I'd do with all the money. So, after reading the article which Scenario do you fit into? I'm solidly in Scenario #2. I've been playing most of the summer between a 3-5 hcp. Not bad but that's about it. I actually have more time to spend on my game but don't. Why? I guess I'm just lazy and expect to magically get to scratch or something. Ain't gonna happen and I know it. Certainly not at my decrepit old age. LOL Here's a link to the article: https://practical-golf.com/golf-scores/
  35. 6 points
    My thoughts as well! We didn't even get to October before snowmageddon #1 hit. This is the remains of #2. I'm watching the Sandhill Cranes and Canadian Geese flying over everyday in a southerly direction... were it not for a flooring install job, we might have already left for AZ .
  36. 6 points
    True, but this wasn’t about the results. This was about SeeMore doing more than most. You know what? They even told me that if I use the putter and it seems it needs a change of some kind, like grip, shaft bend, weighting, etc, that they’ll take care of me. Scotty doesn’t do this for “just a guy”. Customer service and catering to ALL golfers is what this is about. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  37. 6 points
    Wait a second...you mean they’re not honest [emoji12]
  38. 6 points
    74 8/14 fir 13/18 gir 31 putts Nice boring round. Didn’t hit anything close, lots of long birdie putts. Had a stupid double when I missed 2 chip shots in a row. Overall not bad.
  39. 6 points
    Bay Creek Nicklaus Course. 94 (45/49, 91 ESC), 29% FIR, 17% GIR and 33 putts. Steady trying to find rock bottom [emoji19].
  40. 6 points
    My first fitting I was a yellow dot. My second one I was a black dot. Wonder if it will be another color this time???
  41. 6 points
    Played 9 with an accomplished player last night. Overcast conditions with damp, thick, heavy air. Humidity was high but the temperatures were in the mid 60's. I birdied three of the first four holes. Bogeyed a tough par 3 and pared everything else for a 33. All in all, very happy with where my game is right now. Also very happy with the cooler temperatures.
  42. 5 points
    I know that testing the Srixon Q Star Tours, I have had friends buy boxes of them and the Cleveland RTX 4 are in consideration for one buddy
  43. 5 points
    My biggest question for selecting a coach is l: do you teach ONE method to all golfers? If the Pro can’t teach to your body type, your capabilities, to YOUR needs, and not just put you in a one-size-fits-all system, then I’d go elsewhere. Ask their philosophies on the swing, and how they specifically adjust for someone taller, shorter, more muscular, skinnier, older, or younger. If they can’t quantify, walk away. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  44. 5 points
    John shot an 84. We both had one of those days where we hit some great shots and some that we said WTF was that?
  45. 5 points
    What's a guy to do? During my round this past Sunday, I picked up 29 balls... yes, no typo, 29 balls. I was playing solo, the course was near empty, they had just turned off the irrigation ditches, and drained the pond guarding #5 par 3. At one of the ditch fairway crossings/culvert, balls collected into a small area obscured by the water and grass - like shooting fish in a barrel - they were calling out to me. This was the tally of those I kept (left at least half this many behind). This being a 9 hole course, I had two bites at the apple. (8) Pro V1, (4) Pro V1x, (2) NXT Tour, (1) AVX, (1) TourSoft, (5) Chromesoft, (1) Chromesoft-X, (2) E6, (1) ZStar, (1) Vice ProPlus, (1) Honma TW-G1, (1) TM Project(a), (1) Noodle Long & Soft The haul says something about ball choice statistics. It's clear that even an area that is rural and largely made up of farmers have a preference for top name/high end golf balls .
  46. 5 points
    My college roommate gifted me with a membership to the Malt Whisky Society for my birthday. Tried my first sampler on the course yesterday - it had a great finish. Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  47. 5 points
    Early AM 9 holes Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  48. 5 points
    I think many are going to be pleasantly surprised by this ball. Had a trial sleeve earlier this month and I would say it was very impressive.
  49. 5 points
    Honestly, the biggest issue I am having with the newer clubs, and I think this is a problem with all newer iron sets, is the gapping. As I mentioned in my last post, I really only use a 4, 5, 7, PW, GW from the set. Realize manufacturers need to make sure the newest model "goes farther" and "flies straighter," but that creates a new conundrum for the average golfer. In fact, I read this article last night and found myself nodding along quite frequently: https://golfweek.com/2019/09/24/new-irons-can-create-a-tricky-gapping-problem/ It created a void sub 135yds for me that I had to fill with additional wedges. Now, I don't mind hitting my 4i 235yds+ every time, but it does require an adjustment period where I have to test and learn each iron's capabilities, weaknesses, and distances on a course, not just the range. With that said, the clubs have performed well for me and I have greatly enjoyed testing them out. The only other issue I can think of is that I have started to put a little too much of a draw on my shots with the perimeter weighting correcting my swing. Again, this is more about my swing than the club, but it is an adjustment period that needs to be taken into consideration if someone were to purchase these irons. Certainly not something that can't be overcome, but good feedback for prospective buyers all the same.
  50. 5 points
    Them are the days Id rather (almost) do yard work.
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