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  1. 52 points
    Testers Wanted (2) T100-S and (2) T200 Titleist Irons What better way to get our minds off of all the troubles in the world these days than a good iron testing. Well at MyGolfSpy, we don’t do good, we do MIND BLOWING--You Can Not Be Serious testings!! And that’s what we have here! When Titleist introduced its new T Series irons last fall, it included pretty much everything you’d expect from Titleist, all neatly arranged—T100, T200 and T300. The T100 fit the accomplished amateur and many tour pros, while T200 and T300 were designed for the distance and game improvement segments respectively. Now this spring comes the T100-S, and you can read the excellent First Look by our own Tony Covey here: Titleist launches T100-S. Titleist in the first ever Forum Testing opportunity that I can recall, is going to provide our members a chance to put these beautiful and now longer players irons to the test. But wait there’s more: Titleist doesn’t just dip its toes in the water, it goes off the high dive! It realizes most everyday forum golfers aren’t cut out for such a player’s club. So, it’s widening the testing field to include the T-200 iron as well! That's right two models, two testers each. So read the instructions closely, as not following them exactly could cost you an opportunity to be a tester. How to Apply This is important, so please follow these instructions carefully: 1. If you haven't already, make sure you're a registered MyGolfSpy Forum member 2. Provide us with the information requested below. 3. Be honest on your selection of desired test iron and handicap, it doesn't do anybody any good to have a 36 handicap testing an iron designed for tour players and single digit handicaps. - Your First Name - City/Sate - Your Handicap - Current Iron Model In Play - Desired Model to test- You Must Choose ONE-saying something like "either one" will get you disqualified. Lastly but just as importantly Please do not 'quote' this post when applying.. Per the manufactures request: this review opportunity is open to golfers who resides in the US. We'll be announcing the testers in this thread next week, so make sure to check back.
  2. 29 points
    I hope you guys don't mind me posting this. Most people would do it on Facebook. But I consider each if you friends more so than the 500 some FB says I have My mom passed away this morning in Pensacola, FL. She was 89 and had suffered with dementia the better part of the last 10 years. It had gotten progressively worse the past two years. I last saw her a year ago. At that time It was sadly obvious that She had no clue who I was or any recall of past events. She was put in hospice care at that time. The fact she battled it for another year is a testament to her toughness. She grew up on a small farm in MS with her father passing at a young age and a mom in bad health. At age 15, She pretty much raised her baby sister and took care of the house while still graduating HS before marrying my father a year afterwards. I was 10 and my brother 6 when my parents divorced. She worked full time and raised two sons, without us ever wanting for a thing Or going hungry. Well I never did get that racetrack set for Christmas that I kept asking for I owe every value I have to this day to her. She taught us how to be honest, account for our selves and treat others kindly. She didn't see color in people, she just saw the good in then. .. whee and when she was raised, that is actually damn impressive. I received many of my physical traits from her or her family, she had older twin brothers who were 6'4. During my adult years I visited her as often as I could. But not often enough. Yet she always had a full pan of lasagna, a huge baking dish of Banana Pudding and dozens and dozens of Chocolate Chip cookies. Like I said. We never went hungry. The timing really sucks. Obviously I and my brother and sisters can't travel there now. She made plans a couple years ago to be cremated. So that's what they will do. A family friend down there will hold on to her remais. When everything clears up, my siblings and I will meet in MS for a service and say our goodbyes. This was my last picture with her. Time and illness had taken a toll on her. But she still managed a smile. Rest in peace Mom. I love you.
  3. 22 points
    The MyGolfSpy Forum is a true Community in every sense of the word. For the reader, by the reader. We aim to be a welcoming place where all opinions can be heard and all members are encouraged to participate. One of the greatest barriers for this (and other forums for that matter) is the on-boarding process. New members fresh to the site are searching to find their way around and often have too much ability to handle up front. Enter, the Recruit Group. The Recruit Group will be aimed at assisting new members by guiding them through the process to learn 'how to forum' before they're full-on members. With that, comes a few restrictions as well. These restrictions will hopefully encourage new community members to discover all that we have to offer while limiting the impact on our existing and established members. The following permissions will be disabled for Recruits: Display Name Change Content Reporting Chat Box Posting listings in Buy/Sell/Trade Apply for Forum Testing Opportunities The following permissions will be limited for Recruits: 10MB max photo uploads Max 15 posts per day Limited to 5 recipients per message, 50 total, 10/day Rest assured, these measures should not be looked at as punishments but rather view them as the rails to keep you on the tracks until you're ready to be a contributing member to the forum. Want full permissions? It's quite easy to get promoted to Member. You just need to hit the following criteria: Make 15 posts AND Receive 15 likes AND Spend 2 total days on the forum. That's it. Easy enough? Get posting! Be sure to hit up the FAQ for assistance. Questions?? Either reply to this thread or reach out to one of our great staffers: Yours Truly, @Golfspy_CG2, @GolfSpy MPR, and @GolfSpy Stroker To the rest of you who are established, please make every effort possible to help lead new members to the information they need to find success and camaraderie. We're all in this together! Note: If you've suddenly found yourself in the Recruit Group but have already satisfied all criteria to be a member, just reload your sign-in. It's an automatic rule that runs when a member logs in to the forum.
  4. 15 points
    A lady in my office bragged all of yesterday morning about the bonfire party she attended over the weekend on a lake about 90 miles from here. Just before lunch, I wasn't having it anymore. I asked her how responsible she thought that was given the situation. Exposing herself to large groups of people from other regions and bringing it back to our workspace to potentially infect the rest of us. She countered with something to the effect of "I have a social life. I'm not giving that up because it doesn't meet your approval!" With that, she began posting dozens of pictures on Facebook of her weekend extravaganza. Within an hour, management sent her home with instructions to not return until the governor's "shelter in place" directive is rescinded. It appears, I'm not the only one who doesn't approve! Here's to hoping she doesn't return at all!!!!!
  5. 14 points
    Unfortunately, we live in a world filled with narcissism and self-indulgence. People rarely stop to think of how their actions impact those around them. For me, this hasn't been much of a change. I'm pretty reclusive anyway. My circle is very small and I don't trust people in-general. Social distancing is something I've been doing my whole life. That's why I live in a region where the population is roughly 60,000 people per 1,000 square miles! I readily admit, I was late to the party on this whole mess. I thought initially, it was being massively overblown. But after gathering some information on "flattening the curve" the lightbulb went off. This isn't about me. It's about those I may come into contact with. Stopping the spread means we all have to sacrifice in some way. So, my family and I began doing our part, which wasn't much of a change for us. Sadly, we can't make irresponsible people understand responsibility.
  6. 13 points
    What up everybody! Been on the forum since Friday and I love it.
  7. 12 points
    Sincere thanks to everyone for your comments, thoughts and prayers. I'm very fortunate to not only have a great blood family in my sisters and brother, but a wonderful virtual family at MGS. Truly appreciate each and everyone of you.
  8. 12 points
    ... Personally I have been around long enough to know I don't trust the public to do the right thing. Ever. I post this for reference, not politics. For those wondering if you are gonna be forced to follow a Stay At Home order and whether or not your course will be open, take a look at your states Governor. 22 of 24 states with Democrats have issued a SAH. 9 of 26 states with Republicans have issued a SAH. While not all SAH states have declared golf courses non essential, your governor will have the biggest say in whether you can play golf. Moot point for me because either Chicago (or Phoenix) have too big a population with too many visitors to risk playing golf. But if I lived in a smaller town and could take proper precautions, I would be playing right now.
  9. 12 points
    Had this installed two weeks ago. Just in time for quarantine!
  10. 12 points
    We went out for dinner to Ches Peaksy. Oldest daughter did pre dinner cocktails and smoked salmon with cream cheese. I did cauliflower soup with a Semillon Sauvignon Blanc blend. Main was fresh pasta with a Tomato and Pancetta sauce prepared by my youngest, paired with a Lange Nebbiolo. Desert was supposed to be a Lemon Meringue Pie prepared by my wife, but we wee all too full. Looking forward to dessert tomorrow. Making the most of a tough situation is a bit easier when you've got a small cellar of good wine and people you love to share it with.
  11. 12 points
    Look what you guys made me do. I couldn't find wings at the store, but they had legs! Smoked them with some pecan wood and they turned out delicious! Sent from my SM-N975U using MyGolfSpy mobile app
  12. 11 points
    Been on the forums since Friday and I’m in love! I love seeing everyone’s WITB and how they got there, seeing golf course recommendations, and of course, people’s fitting experiences at different places. Really enjoying it here so far!
  13. 11 points
    Really discouraging seeing photos of people congregating and watching the Naval ship dock in NYC yesterday when that is where the highest level of cases are in the country.... it sucks, it really does, we're social beings by nature. I'm not that much of an extrovert but not being able to go out and about is a bummer. However - it brings me back to my time at boot camp at MCRD and what we heard plenty of: Suck It Up. Do the right thing. For you. For your family. For your friends. For your country. #AloneTogether
  14. 10 points
    Who's ready for a little GOLF MATH ?? Graphite Steel G(raphite) O(n) S(teel) T(echnology) Hybrid lower scores, more greens in regulation? Let's find out! Join me in congratulating our 4 testers of the Nippon G.O.S.T. hybrid shaft: @Jmikecpa @Bucky CC @tehuti @Dr Strangelove Fairways and greens gentlemen!
  15. 10 points
    I bought my first ever set of new clubs this year and decided to splurge a bit. My wallet and my girlfriend definitely hates me but I'm having the time of my life! More photos and progress updates on my instagram @fullsendglf Driver- Taylormade M5 9.5 deg head in the lowest sleeve setting. Shaft- UST Mamiya Proforce V2 7F5 tipped 2". Grip- Golfpride Z-Grip Cord 3w- Taylormade M5 rocket 3-wood 14 deg std sleeve setting. Shaft- UST Mamiya Proforce V2 7F5. Grip- Golfpride Tour Velvet Cord 2-iron- Taylormade GaparLo 17 deg std sleeve setting. Shaft - KBS Tour Hybrid Prototype 95g X-stiff. Grip- Golfpride Tour Velvet Cord 4-iron Titleist 718 T-MB 23 deg. Shaft- Project X 6.5 Grip- Golfpride Z-Grip Cord 5-PW Taylormade P7TW Shaft- Project X 6.5. Grip- Golfpride Tour Velvet Cord Gap Wedge Vokey SM7 Slate Blue 52 deg. Shaft- Project X 6.5 Grip- Golfpride Z-Grip Cord Sand Wedge Vokey SM7 Jet Black 56 deg. Shaft- Project X 6.0 Grip- Golfpride Z-Grip Cord Lob Wedge Taylormade HiToe 60 Deg 4-way camber. Shaft- Project X 6.0 Grip- Golfpride Tour Velvet Cord Putter- Navy Spider X 34" Bag- Vessel Players Stand Bag 2.0 6-way divide.
  16. 10 points
    Yeah buddy. I love our freedoms, support and defend them for my career, but the complete disregard for life and safety is unreal across the whole country. I practice social distancing even during normal times. Live out away from everyone for the most part, avoid large gatherings. Not much has changed for me, except I have to use the quote from Al Pacino in The Recruit... “Trust no one”... while at work and when I have to go out for food.
  17. 9 points
    Hey MGS Community - How's everyone doing? We at Fujikura are using this time to do our part to turn our attention to education and having a conversation with golfers. We want to get back on the course soon just like you, but in the interim we hope we are able to chat with you and answer some questions. We have looped in our sales team, product experts and Tour fitters to participate in the Q&A and help answer your questions. Please feel free to use this as an opportunity to ask us anything, it does not have to be just about shaft specs. Also, please let us know how you’re doing during this tough time – how are you trying to keep your game in shape? or what golf content are you watching on YouTube? Things like that. Also, if you’re looking for some reading material about Fuji and how we design and make shafts, check out ShaftU which is educational content in collaboration with MyGolfSpy: https://fujikuragolf.com/education#shaft-university maybe some of this will inspire questions that we can address here! Thanks for chatting with us and we hope to hear from you. Also please follow us on Instagram and twitter and you can engage with us there also. Sincerely, The Fuji team in Carlsbad, CA
  18. 9 points
    ... I think many saw this coming. I agree it is sad all current "news" outlets simply tell their base what they want to hear. 24 hr news stations are money makers when back in the day they were loss leaders because they were accurate, not telling their audience what they wanted to hear. That said, it is one thing to slant politics to fit their base, it is quite another to mislead their audience when the owners are taking precautions against a worldwide pandemic they know is coming. I really hope this is a wake up call for people locked in to one "news" source. Politics have divided and distracted our country which is exactly what some wanted all along, but I hope this medical crises brings us back together.
  19. 9 points
    Started out strong with a birdie on the par 5 first hole and finished the 9 with a 38. Got a phone text that distracted me for the rest of the round and I lost focus. 3 doubles on the backside and shoot 83 for the round. On another note, the number of COVID 19 cases has been doubling in our county and I've made a conscious decision to quit playing golf as a group game for awhile, even though we are good about maintaining distances.
  20. 9 points
    In another thread I said I would post 10 or so of what I would consider my best second hand putter finds. My criteria was very simple....nothing from eBay and value to me as a find. Some of these are not in the best shape but price paid certainly took that into account. I will try and post the price as best I can remember or at least in within a relevant range. Another thing to keep in mind is these were not bought as wall hangers and most of these have seen time on the course. So let’s begin in no specific order. 10. Scotty Cameron Studio Design 1.5. This is the putter that started the addiction and was my gamer for over a year. I bought this putter used at Golf Galaxy in Wilmington DE in 2003 for around $150 with a new grip installed and the original headcover. 9. Bettinardi BB54 36” counterbalanced. Bought for $130 at PGATSS in Westbury NY in 2014. This was when the counterbalance craze took off and these got hit so it was a steal at that point. Then again any Betti at that price is a steal. 8. Scotty Cameron Studio Stainless Newport Beach. Got this out of the shop at Old Westbury CC in 2012 for $50 in shop credit and $50 cash. Always wanted one of these and this was right time right place. Spent a solid few months in the bag and the putter I used to shoot the low round of that summer. 7. Ray Cook Blue Goose BC1. Got this at PGATSS for around $15 and bought it just for the history. This was one of Scotty Cameron’s first designs for Ray Cook and what started him in the putter business. This one is a bit rough but a piece of history that I felt I had to have. 6. Toulon Madison Stroke Lab. Bought this recently at PGATSS and it is a unicorn since Odyssey didn’t make this in the Stroke Lab line. From what I can tell it was not done by Toulon and it was done well. 34” with the Stroke Lab shaft and the 20g sole weight to balance out the head. Rolls the ball well and was in my bag for my AZ trip. I will post the last five tomorrow morning and please forgive me for the pictures, stuck inside and doing the best I can in the basement. As an aside my best used rack find is unfortunately no longer with me. In around 2004 I found a Scotty Tour Laguna on a used rack in Golf Galaxy that I picked up for $125 and had authenticated by Cameron. It was my gamer for about a year until it was stolen out of my truck in late 2005. Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  21. 9 points
    Ping G410 LST 10.5. Because MGS 2020 Most Wanted Driver test [emoji6]. Also ordered a custom TZ5 55 M4 built the same as my TZ5 65. Black with white lettering and matte finish [emoji41].
  22. 9 points
    Really NONE at All. The conversation began last fall with my trip out there. There are some new people in place at Titleist in the marketing and SM side, and they are BIG fans of MGS and wanted to jump in with the Forum as well!
  23. 9 points
    So How was that for good news!!
  24. 8 points
    Went out to the grocery store today. About half the people were wearing masks and gloves. The store was following some good practices. For example, after every transaction at the self service checkout, an employee wipes down the scanner, the credit card machine, etc. Was good to stock up on some groceries, hopefully I won't need to go out again for a while.
  25. 8 points
    I went earlier this year to Liberty National for a full PXG bag fitting and this was the result...my 2020 WITB PXG style. Driver: PXG 0811XF 10.5* (set at 9*) with a Graphite Design AD VR 6x shaft tipped 1.5”. This is also at 44.75 inches in length. Fairway Wood: PXG 0341X 15* set at standard with the weight back. Shafted with a Graphite Design AD TP 7x at 42 inches. Hybrid: PXG 0317X 19* set in low spin with a KBS Tour Proto 95x Irons: 4-6 Gen 3 0311T and 7- PW 0311 ST. All shafted with KBS $ Taper 130x. All irons are 2* flat of PXG standard and the 7-PW are 1* strong. 6 iron to 7 iron blend. Wedges: PXG Sugar Daddy 50/10, 54/10 & 58/07. 50* is shafted with the same shaft as my irons and the 54 & 58 have Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400s. Putter: Gen 2 PXG Gunboat at 46” Bag: PXG lightweight carry bag with head covers from my home club. Any questions as to why chose what I chose, I would be happy to answer. I haven’t played nearly as many rounds with these by this point as I had hoped to so I am still feeling them out. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  26. 8 points
    Good idea. Hopefully this will help the site not descend into anarchy like so many other discussion forums do. I have only been commenting a couple days but everyone has been great so far.
  27. 8 points
    @JScott yea, I was revered back to recruit today just because I join on Friday. I was only 3 likes away from meeting criteria to just be a member. I just commented in the recruiter greeting post and got the 3 likes and it all of a sudden said member again....
  28. 8 points
    This is a good and smart idea from the Mod Crew, well thought out gents!
  29. 8 points
    My wife really needs to take my phone away. I just bought one of Rocco Mediate’s Betti Roc and Roll long putters. I need a support group. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  30. 8 points
    Got out today and walked 18 at my club. They pulled the flags and put cut down pool noodles in the cups. Was a bit odd just firing at the center of every green, but it worked. Shot an unofficial-3 68 thanks to and eagle on 4 and a birdie on 5 to go with 16 pars. First round with the broomstick and could not have rolled it better. Looking forward to a good season if we can get back to normal golf. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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  32. 8 points
    My wife was sent home from work, one of her team members tested positive. Her last interaction with the sick employee was 3/20 and fortunately for us, my wife remains asymptomatic. She has not been tested so we’re following county health advice at this time. We are living with the idea of not if but when. Good news with my job is that I am away from home 24 hours at a time.
  33. 8 points
  34. 8 points
    I plan to donate it to my local first tee once they get back and open. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  35. 8 points
    I have a garage setup that includes the flight deck. I’m not a Costco guy but I’ve heard they are about half price there than anywhere else. The mat is great in terms of forgiveness and I find it to provide accurate spin numbers. I played 54 today at St. Andrews and no elbow pain. Let’s you know when you catch it fat and you can easily tear it down. I have a very basic setup with SkyTrak and it has been a blast to play on and I’d highly recommend it to anyone. Some of the most fun has been testing balls and seeing those results translate to a day on the course yesterday. Sent from my iPad using MyGolfSpy
  36. 8 points
    Just checked in on the Governor of Maryland’s Twitter feed. They arrested a guy that had a bonfire with 60 people... that’s just dumb. They should have locked up the other 59 with him. The comments make my blood boil. Not sure what the heck is wrong with people that they can’t understand what “State of Emergency” means. Good grief, if they can’t follow simple tasks this crap will never go away.
  37. 8 points
    Decided at about 430 pm to hit the course. Windy and rainy most of the day and I wasnt feeling it, but I need to walk anyways so off I went. 3 cars in the lot and 2 of them belonged to employees. Never saw another soul and never a drop of rain. Played 2-3 balls along the way and spent some extra time to hit my 3w from the fairway along the way trying to figure it out. Played well minus my wedge game which has been off for some reason. Distance is throwing me for a curve.
  38. 8 points
    70 4/14 fir 11/18 gir 28 putts Didn’t hit it all that good. Driver was pretty erratic, but short game was on point. +2.18 Around the green on front 9 alone. Vokey’s are quickly turning into a wise investment.
  39. 8 points
    Nothing recently. I'm having to live vicariously through you all. Although I do have a $700 gift card to our pro shop that is itching to be used
  40. 8 points
    SWMBO came across this in the kitchen about a week and half ago, seems to work OK. Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  41. 8 points
    IMG_0165.HEICIMG_0166.HEICIMG_0168.HEICIMG_0169.HEIC Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  42. 8 points
    Thanks but actually the great work has been done by everyone who has done a review here in he past couple years. My contact spent the better part of a couple days reading almost every review thread from the past 2 years and was blown away by the quality and depth and effort put into them. That was what sold them on wanting to be involved, I was just the messenger. So as Barbs always says and he's right...YOU GUYS ROCK!
  43. 7 points
  44. 7 points
    Lots of economic uncertainty around, but my degeneracy knows no bounds! Ordered a G410 Plus to test against the SIM Max
  45. 7 points
    Yep. Management has it's problems in my company, but it is all in on protecting it's workers. They are keeping in touch with all of us that are on shut down, and trying their best to help get everyone signed up for unemployment. They are paying our medical insurance 100% through the whole thing.... although we will be responsible for paying it back over the course of time. It's good to know that you work for an employer that really does care about the employees.
  46. 7 points
    I just ordered this shirt
  47. 7 points
    Such a blessing she was. A true gift to her boys, and what an AMAZING example. You were blessed to have her as your Mom! Wow. Such a great tribute. Just awesome. My heart aches for you as it’s obvious how much she meant to you, and who you’ve become. May the Lord bless her soul, and help you and your family get through this at such a crazy time. God bless you and yours. Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  48. 7 points
    ... Before I run out and buy a Ping G410 LST to replace my Cobra Xtreme, that I haven't even hit yet: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=47A8w1T0zsw
  49. 7 points
    And trust me, we can all use some these days. Then.....you may want to be where you can read the site at some time tomorrow. Just saying
  50. 7 points
    My guess is @Golfspy_CG2 is putting all his unused gear up for a raffle.
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