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  1. 39 points
    Testers Wanted (4) Ping G710 Irons Nothing like getting the official start of the MyGolfSpy Forum testing season off to a grand start with a set of irons that follow one of the most successful irons in the recent history of PING. When launched in the spring of 2018 the G700 irons caught golfers by surprise. They were different in almost every way from any iron PING had produced. And they performed, boy did they perform. Now, as is typical for PING, two years later they've launched the new version: the G710 irons. The most noticeable visual difference is the stunning stealth black finish. But PING wouldn't be PING if there weren't several technical improvements. Chief among those is sound and feel. But don't take our word for it—that's where you come in. Four MyGolfSpy Testers will be selected to test, review, and keep the G710 irons. Testing will require a commitment of putting the irons in play on the course and at the range and providing ongoing commentary in the forum throughout the process. How To Apply As an extra bonus the selected testers will have the option to choose Golf Pride Tour Velvet grips equipped with Arccos. The clubs will come with a 99 day free trial to Arccos. After that the tester will be responsible for paying for the subscription in order to continue it. It will be a great way to add data to your review. PING has opened this testing to all golfers regardless of country of residence. To apply to be a tester follow the instructions below. In a post in this thread please provide the following information...AND DO NOT QUOTE this post when replying! First Name / State or Country of residence Handicap Current irons in Play The carry distance of your 7 iron That's it. Good luck to everyone. We'll be selecting the testers within the next 10 to 14 days, so check back to see if you've been selected!
  2. 38 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.
  3. 31 points
    Official Review Thread: PING G710 Irons It's a special joy for me to announce the reviewers of the PING G710 irons. PING iron tests are always among our most-applied-for, (dare I say) most wanted review opportunities. I had the privilege of getting in on the test of the predecessor to the G710s and have shot the best rounds of my life with my G700s. I am absolutely looking forward to seeing how the sequels perform in the hands of our four forum testers! Without further ado, our reviewers will be: @perseveringgolfer @Berg Ryman @JonMUSC08 @McaseyM Join me in congratulating these four and in following their reviews here!
  4. 27 points
    Too many people are being apathetic towards this. I'm probably one of the most apathetic people you could ever meet, but this is something that I take seriously. Look, the reality is that I have a decent chance to survive if I caught it, but that's not the issue here. The issue is people in my age group, with healthy immune systems, infecting those who are immune-compromised. Unfortunately as a society we don't think about others as much as we should, even our own families. How could you live with yourself if you infected a sick relative, and they didn't make it to recovery? My FIL is currently going through chemo for a stage 4 pancreatic cancer diagnosis. I'm absolutely terrified of getting him sick, and I wish more people were scared to get others sick -- even random strangers.
  5. 25 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.
  6. 21 points
    Folks - this isn't a request. Politics has no place in this golf forum. These are trying, politically charged times for all of us. MyGolfSpy doesn't care about your politics, and we expect you to respect that and leave them at the door. Let's use this thread for its intended purpose - to share our experiences, thoughts and ideas as we all cope with something I'd say nearly all of us have never seen in our lifetime. I get that it's hard to keep your politics out of it, but we're making it easy. Don't do it. There. It's that simple. The little white ball doesn't give a flying f**k who you voted for, what you think the virus should be called or who you think has or hasn't done what. Am I being clear enough?
  7. 20 points
    Guys, let me step in here. We're like a week into the quarantine; we'll likely be talking about this for a while now. In the spirit of the moral code, let's knock off discussions of our opinions of how bad the coronavirus is/will be. This is a good thread for us to vent about how the circumstances are affecting each of us and to encourage each other now.
  8. 20 points
    Turns out, I was an anniversary add to the forum: I joined on this date four years ago! Perhaps as a sign of things to come: my very first post was in the forum feedback section, requesting that someone fix a typo Then I went through the typical "only try to win 'contests'" phase. But a couple years ago, I dove in by posting about my basement putting green, and I've been a regular here ever since. When the opportunity came up to contribute by being a moderator, I jumped at the chance, and I love working with the rest of our team to keep improving what we've got here without ever compromising the spirit of the community that already makes the Forum great. As @GolfSpy_X says the blog column, our forum is almost entirely self-policing. On the one hand, that gives the moderator role here something of a Maytag repairman vibe. But really, it frees us up to expand and enrich the best golf forum in the world.
  9. 19 points
  10. 18 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
  11. 18 points
    It turns out, my life was pretty quarantined, and I just didn't realize it. We homeschool the kids, so that's remained unchanged. And I normally work each day from my study in the church, where I'm the only one in the building. So that's unchanged. I'm even more boring that I thought I was.
  12. 17 points
    Just picked up these bad boys today, finally closing the 8 degree gap between my PW & GW. Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  13. 16 points
    Did a little custom paintfill on my Betti BB8W Love how it came out, can't wait for spring Sent from my SM-G973U using MyGolfSpy mobile app
  14. 16 points
    She has arrived! Great presentation! The grooved-out foam is pretty cool! Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  15. 15 points
    ... Update on my Black to Raw SM8 M Grind 58.8. I left it out in the rain over night and hit it with a new Scotch Brite and it finally looks like what I was hoping for. The sparkle is gone and the finish should turn duller as I put it in play:
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  17. 15 points
    ... Far from hijacking I think personal experience is essential to understanding and making this real as opposed to a news story. Too many wanna say it is an over reaction by the media when it is impossible to over react to a worldwide pandemic. So many different sayings apply like "plan for the worst but hope for the best" kind of philosophies. Media coverage has nothing to do with someone sick or dying that you know or are part of your family. This is obviously unlike anything any of us have ever experienced and the more we can hear from those that have been touched by this virus in any way, is vital information because again it is so very real and not a news story. Thank you for sharing these painful events and as others have and will say, I hope everyone comes out of this safe.
  18. 15 points
    I found out my son and daughter in law are sick at home with a presumed case of the Coronavirus. Both are 35 and healthy overall. I say presumptive because they can't get tested. They live in Minneapolis and testing is severely limited. My daughter in law was exposed at a conference in Minnesota and had a coworker test positive after being hospitalized. I freaked out when I heard, but calmed down after talking to them. My daughter in law came down with it first and is on the mend. My son is a few days behind, but seems to be recovering. They say it absolutely sucks. My son said he walked down the stairs and felt like he had to take a nap. Luckily, they should recover from it. The best news is that they have been self isolating at home for over a week, so they haven't spread it to anyone else, including our other son who lives a couple of blocks from them. The younger son is on standby to do market runs and to pick up anything they need. They also say their friends are all volunteering to help. I'm in Florida and feel helpless. What if they were in the 10 to 25 percent of young people that require hospitalization? What if they hadn't taken appropriate measured and self isolated? What if they had visited us or their grandparents, or her mother who lives near them and is over 70? It's been a surreal day. I went to the course earlier and practiced the short game and then hit balls. My wife and I walked the dog to the beach. And then we find out about the kids. I don't want to hijack the tread, so I'll say thanks for the concern in advance so we can stay on the topic. Stay safe and flatten the curve.
  19. 15 points
    Tale of two nines! To start, no driver, no 3 wood, no hybrid, just irons, wedges and putter. Played the Blue tees that were 6278 yards. 4 iron off of 14 tees. So... I was searching for my swing from my latest lesson. I could NOT find it on the front (actually played the back 9 first), and to make matters worse, I three-putted two greens. Shot 43. Nothing felt right. Back nine, I found it on 11 when I hit a par 5 in two! 4 iron, 4 iron. Birdie. I hit 7 greens, and almost finished birdie/birdie/birdie when my putt on 18 lipped out! SO close! Three birdies on the back! 78! FINALLY back in the 70s. Hit 12/14 fairways and 12 greens. I think I may have found my swing! Stoked!!! Santa Maria Golf Course in Baton Rouge., a Robert Trent Jones design. One of my favorite places to play. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  20. 15 points
    Happy 10th, My Golf Spy. I have been playing this game for 61 years and the last 10 have been the best. Getting to meet and play with guys every year, even just looking forward to seeing them has been exciting. Got a couple rounds planned next week with RevKev & CG2. Followed by a visit with Mattf & 00Sportsman. Life doesn’t get much better. BTW, my 10th Anniversary with MGS is on Monday, 3/1/20! Wow, how time flies. I am looking forward to another 10 years with my friends at My Golf Spy. Sent from my iPad using MyGolfSpy
  21. 14 points
    Pics of the TR20 Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  22. 14 points
    I had one of the best experiences playing The Saticoy Club in SoCal today. It’s a long course, so here I am rearing and ready to rip a bunch of drives. Instead, I ended up playing golf. Not just out there gripping and ripping, but really trying to manage the course. I hit more long irons than I have in the past five rounds. If it weren’t for some impossibly hard greens, I’ve no doubt I would have ended up with my all time low round. Coolest experience playing golf in a long time. And what a gorgeous course! Oh...and check out where I found my tee when I went to put my headcover back on! Too cool!
  23. 14 points
    Let's keep this celebration going, huh?? 10th Anniversary Giveaway #3 The Twitter account got off to a FAST start, but this contest is just for our forum members. Want to win some Puma gear? Just use our newest feature: The Gallery. To be entered, submit an image or album to the Gallery. Submit as much or as little as you want, but each person's name goes into the hat with a weight of 1. You can find it in the main navigation menu for the forum but, because I like you so much, here's a link: HERE (4) winners by random draw will win Puma "P" Hats BUT WAIT, THERE'S MORE! (2) winners will walk away in some Puma PWADAPT Caged Shoes. To win these, simply submit your best content. The staff will take the top 5 submissions and put them to a forum poll (by the reader, for the reader after all)....top 2 vote getters from there will bring home the bacon. Worth playing for? Let's see what you've got. Pick a photo, any photo or album will do (but preferably good ones). **Must have profile photo to be eligible.**
  24. 14 points
    Played Eaglebrooke GC in Lakeland today with Your fav and mine, Golfspy_CG2. He was in O town this week for a Billy Casper Golf conference and had a day to play. Let me tell you, this course is no slouch, a Casper managed course, everything was in place and the greens were rolling like sh$t on shinola. We both had to deal with water and O.B. On a course we never played before and put up some bodacious numbers. But we had a terrific time. Did I mention He was tall?.....LOL Can’t wait to do it again. Using Wilson Staff Driver: Triton, Powerbilt 3W/5W, Tour Edge CVX129 4Hybrid, Irons 5-PW Wilson Staff D-7,Hogan wedges 49/53/57 & Tommy Armour Impact putter. Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  25. 14 points
    ... What a start to 2020. The herniated disc I suffered thru in December set my entire season back. Thankfully some serious PT has me finally back on track but some family issues pushed my winter in Phoenix to Spring in Phoenix. I am not complaining considering some posts I have read here about fellow MGI brethren's troubles because there are always others in much worse shape than you are. I try and live my life being grateful for what I do have, not what I don't have. That said, I hope to be in Phoenix by the middle off March and have a lot of golf and equipment to catch up on. ... First up will be the Cobra Speedzone Xtreme. I thought the F8 was one of the most forgiving drivers Cobra has produced and the F9 was one of the fastest and longest. I would not be "upgrading" to a Speedzone driver in 2020 that would be marginally better than my F9, and maybe not any better at all. But according to some engineers at Cobra, the Speedzone Xtreme just might be a combination of the best of the F8 and F9. I will start with my Tensei Orange but I also have an Aldila White 130 on the way as well as my Atmos Tour Spec Blue. I have to say that judging by pictures I was not too sure about the wrap around milled face coming up on the crown, and thought it might be distracting. But like many photo's, in person it looks very different, especially down on the ground in the address position where it looks very nice. That was a pleasant surprise. After playing it awhile I will post my thoughts and hope to compare it to the Mavrik and ST200 as well.
  26. 13 points
    My oldest daughter turns 13 today. Kind of a bummer since she can’t have a party, and the restaurant she wanted to go-to tonight is only open for curbside pick-up. So, to surprise my daughter, I have set-up a 20-person FaceTime call tonight for 5pm to all join in singing her “Happy Birthday”! Should make her smile... Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  27. 13 points
    Today my wife decided “hey, let’s play a family game of Monopoly!” I won so nobody is speaking to me and apparently I am an a$$hole. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  28. 13 points
    Played my first round at Innisbrook- Osprey North today with RevKev, MattF & 00Sportsman. An all MGS group today. We went off #10 first so I shot a 39/48:87 playing 5580 yards, much longer than my normal 5200 at Pebble Creek. Wind was on and off, difficult to judge today. Had two birdies but also had two triples. Chalk it up to not knowing the course. Had a great afternoon, it’s always fun when Rev, Matt & Rob are present. Sent from my iPad using MyGolfSpy Wilson Staff Triton (10.5*) w/Aldila Rogue Regular; PowerBilt Air Force One 3W 15* & 5W 19* Apollo Regular; Tour Edge CBX119 22* Hybrid w/Project X Evenflo Regular shaft; Wilson Staff D-7 5-PW w/Recoil 460 graphite shafts; Ben Hogan TKt Gw(49*) SW(53*) LW(57*) all w/UST Mamiya Recoil 460 ES regular shafts.Putter: Tommy Armour Impact No. 3; Bag: Tour Effect Univ. Of Kentucky cooler bag.
  29. 13 points
    Played ok, nothing special... but this last storm that blew thru yesterday left this up on the mountains, and I’m in SoCal!
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  31. 13 points
    I want to take this time to THANK the doctors, nurses, first responders, and anyone else involved putting their lives and their families at risk to save others. We can't thank you enough and words just don't do justice. Thank you from the bottom of my heart [emoji122][emoji122][emoji122] Sent from my SM-G955U using MyGolfSpy mobile app
  32. 13 points
    Thank you all for your interest in my recent adventure and thank you to My Golf Spy for the opportunity to visit and be fit at the Titleist Performance Institute. It was a great experience and I would recommend it to any of you who want the ultimate in customer service and attention to detail. I was very excited for this visit and rearranged my schedule to make sure it happened. One quick note, Titleist was very accommodating and did more than enough to meet my needs. They also gave me an extra night in the hotel since I was from just upstate. They went way past the extra mile. Okay, now for the fun part. I was scheduled to start my fitting at 9AM on Friday. While I would’ve loved a bright, sunny San Diego day, I got a drizzly, overcast day. That wasn’t going to slow me down, I was too pumped! I was met in the parking lot by Glen, who helped me unload and get situated in the lobby. He led me to the locker room to change and get ready. It was very cool to find a locker with my name plate in it. I changed my shoes, dropped my valuables and met my fitter, Joey. He was with me the whole time and let me know he would watch, listen and make recommendations based on what he saw and heard from my swing, and divots as well as ball flight and trackman numbers. Our first stop was the ball research building. This is where they use Iron Byron to evaluate ball flight and dimple patterns of Titleist as well as competitors. Wedge fitting We started with wedge fitting and a lot of questions. Joey asked why I chose the wedges I currently had at the time and how I used each one. We then went to some full swings where Joey gave me a series of different sand wedges (blind to me as to what I was hitting) to see how each felt and which one performed the best. We then moved into lob wedges and closer to the green. It was at this point that Joey gave me some great information. He gave me an education in leading and trailing edge and asked me to focus on hitting the ground with the trailing edge instead of the leading edge. He said, “You’ll hear that thump that you hear from the tour pros.” It took me a few swings to get the feeling correct, but once I did, I was able to hit the shots that bounce once and stop. After this he revealed that the clubs that fit me best were the exact opposite of what I had in my bag! I tended to go with low bounce because I thought it allowed me to “spin” the ball, but I found most of those shots to roll out. Joey taught me how to use the bounce and make it work to my advantage. He also showed me that using my 54* made those 60 yard shots a lot easier than with my 58*. With that, we switched up my wedges to a 54* S and a 58* D. The gap and pitching wedge would get figured out with the irons. Driver and 3 wood We moved to the full swing area and decided to do the driver fitting and 3 wood. My current driver is a Titleist TS2 8.5* w/ the white PX Evenflow 65 gram shaft. I tend to be a high spin, high ball flight hitter so I have always gravitated for a low spin head and shaft. We tried the TS3 and ended up back at the TS2. We tried the 10.5* head and a heavier shaft and saw a little better flight. But Joey noticed the spin was not dialed in. He moved me back to the 8.5* head and the heavier Mitsubishi Tensei blue shaft. Not only did the ball fly higher but the spin came down. He also changed the weight to the heaviest they had for the TS2. Next up we had to see if we could displace my current 3 wood, Titleist 915 fD 13.5* with a PX Evenflow 75 gram shaft. Once again, we tried both heads and multiple shafts. In my head, I thought for sure the TS3 would be the winner because I like the head size and shape but the TS2 won out. I also went back up in shaft weight to get the feel that suited me best. Joey also added the heaviest weight and we saw a dramatic reduction in dispersion. We settled on the TS2 in 13.5* with the Mitsubishi Tensei Blue 80 grams. Irons and hybrid This was the craziest, most eye opening session of the day. I play Mizuno JPX 919s. I have played ½” over shafts for the past 20 years since it has always helped me get the more upright lie without too much bending. I was hitting my clubs okay, but on this day but my dispersion was all over the place. This is the area I said I have had the biggest issues; getting my approach shots to land closer to the hole or even on the green from 150 yds and further. We started with my 7 iron and when we moved into the Titleist clubs the dispersion remained the same. Joey asked me to trust him and gave me a club that felt like a PW and asked me to hit that. It took me a few swings to get used to the length, but the results were amazing! I was hitting consistent shots to the target. When we looked at the numbers, I was hitting a greater distance but with a significantly tighter dispersion. He told me these were ½” short! He then told me Titleist specs are a ½” shorter than Mizuno specs, in essence, I was hitting a club 1 ½” shorter! The crazy thing was the distance and ball speed were the same. We then did a quick re-check with the 3 wood and the driver and came to the same conclusion. We also found out I no longer need the upright lie as my swing has evolved. This takes out some of my most prominent misses, the hook to the right (I am a lefty). With that settled we moved to the 5 iron and tried multiple heads. We settled on the T200 with the Nippon Modus 120 in a stiff. My current set are the same shafts but in an x stiff. I am realizing my age… The 4 iron was all over place! I am not a great long iron hitter to begin with, but I was not hitting anything further than I was hitting the 5 iron. With that we made a move I did not want to do, go to a hybrid to replace my 4 iron. Joey could see that was not something I was going to easily adapt to and showed me the ways to make it work. The 21* hybrid filled the gap and landed soft. I had to admit it worked (I didn’t want to admit it but the numbers didn’t lie) and now we had to fill the gap between that and the 3 wood. We looked at the lower lofted hybrid and 5 wood and settled on the 5 wood. I had a better angle of descent and would hold greens easier with it. With that, her is my “What’s in the Bag”, 2020: Driver: TS2 8.5*w/ Tensei Blue 75 gram stiff @ 44.5” 3 wood: TS2 13.5* w/ Tensei Blue 80 gram stiff @ 42.5” 5 wood: TS 2 18* w/ Tensei Blue 80 gram stiff @ 41.5” Hybrid: TS2 21* (I apologize, I do not remember the shaft) @ 39.5” Irons: T200 5- PW w/ Modus 120 stiff shafts – ½” GW: SM8 48* F grind SW: SM8 54.10 S grind LW: SM8 58.12 D grind I once again want to thank My Golf Spy and Titleist for this great opportunity. The Performance Institute is like Disneyland for a golfer. Everyone should go at least once. I will have pictures as soon as they upload to my computer.
  33. 13 points
    Best place to be when they say stay clear of large groups and confined contact with individuals for more than 15 minutes/? The GOLF COURSE...........with my driving ability I wont be within 50 yards of playing partners, in fact they might not even see me for the trees
  34. 13 points
    I just wanted to follow up and make 100% sure that nobody takes my responses as being defensive/aggressive/angry, etc. We appreciate all of the conversation and thoughts on our business and the DTC model...and if I get some time I'll even put together a perfectly apples to apples cost analysis for a product or two. Sub 70 definitely isn't going to be for everyone. We know there will always be people who can build clubs themselves and prefer doing it that way...or that simply prefer playing name brand products and will never consider a smaller company...but we certainly think we provide a product and service that should at least be considered by many golfers. If not, no biggie...there is no shortage of great equipment options these days!
  35. 13 points
    Received this in the mail today. Makes this rainy Saturday morning just a little better. [attachment]IMG_4845.jpg[/attachment] [attachment]IMG_4846.jpg[/attachment]
  36. 13 points
    Aside from the tremendous global health scare, the economic impact will be nearly equally as devistating. So 4 days in with a brand new company and today we were asked not to come back to the office until further notice starting Monday. Luckily I have an option to work remotely and still maintain an income. Still a bit on edge though as I'll be completely on my own making some pretty important decisions that impact people's lives from my makeshift bedroom office. I can only imagine those who are not so fortunate and have had to completely relinquish their ability to support themselves and their families and I can only but wish them the very best and hope that all will quickly subside. It's nice to have a community like MGS where we can huddle up and come to both escape and find support through the recent turn of events. the more I practice, the luckier I seem to get..
  37. 13 points
    that was my plan before CORONAvirus, it's my plan DURING coronavirus, and it'll be my plan once this thing blows over. My 52 year old take on this (beyond my faith in God being first and foremost) is to take care of the things that I can control. I can't control other people or their reactions to anything, and I can't control the supply of toilet paper in the stores. I can continue to go to work, remain calm, and be as supportive of my friends and family as possible. I personally don't fear a virus for reasons of faith in God. This is my own personal faith, so I know everyone deals with things like this in their own way. This is just how I choose to deal with this and any other area of life that is literally out of my control - trust in a Higher Power to see me through it.
  38. 13 points
    Thanks for the message and thoughts. While consumer pricing is a big part of the DTC business model we certainly think there is a lot more to it then just the cost savings. You get new clubs, custom built and with what we think is better customer service then you're going to get anywhere else. We embrace our customers and want them to be part of what we're doing. There is SO much good golf equipment out there and we respect what everyone else does...but we're definitely going to be more transparent, accessible and hopefully fun to work with. I'm not sure on the relevance of cost when it involves pulling shafts and installing your own...then pulling grips and installing your own...then dealing with selling the pulls just to try and recoup some of the cost. And while that is absolutely possible, you're probably in the 0.5% of golfers that would consider that. I wouldn't blame you for doing it but most golfers don't have the ability to do that or aren't going to spend the time/effort doing it. I think you'll find some real cost savings if you line up other manufacturers products and create an apples to apples comparison. I know I put together the attached file for our 739 irons early last year. The data is from MGS Most Wanted testing. There may be some shaft/grip considerations in there but nothing that would change the drastic cost savings. By the way, we have had customers send us their existing shafts/grips and then we just charge them for the heads and labor cost for the assembly...that could be an option if you want to secure shafts and grips on your own. On the grips...you can choose from the GP Tour Velvet 360, Lamkin Crossline or GP 2G grips for no upcharge. Those grips are perfectly fine for the large majority of guys and they do have a few options. The other grips typically have $4-$5 upcharges just based on what the manufacturer charges us. The Tour Velvet 360 is the stock grip for basically every other manufacturer and they generally have upgrade costs for any higher quality/specialized grip (New Decades, Aligns, MCC +4s, etc.) Thanks again. If anyone ever has any questions always feel free to message me!
  39. 13 points
    There's no issue starting this thread; it's an issue at the forefront of just about everything right now, including golf. Obviously, it is a topic that could quickly descend into politics. The mods will keep an eye on it, but let me just say: don't be the guy who posts, "I know we're not supposed to do politics here, but...." If you suspect you're posting something on the borderline of our Forum Moral Code, err on the side of discretion.
  40. 13 points
    Some time back, Harry Nodwell, MGS's director of product testing, announced he was going to give a go at professional golf. His first professional event is this weekend: I don't have further details; if anyone knows what event it is and where we can keep up to date on his progress, it would be great to have it posted. I think as forum members, we'll definitely be rooting for one of our guys to succeed! Harry tweeted a link today to a GoFundMe to help him pursue this goal: https://www.gofundme.com/f/harry-nodwell-golf-professional?utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter&utm_campaign=p_na+share-sheet&rcid=b3838fb6f23341b1983fb06b1c0fdfd8 For those who can, it might be a cool thing for some of our forum members to show him we have his back as he pursues this dream.
  41. 13 points
    It's been a while since I've been able to participate in this thread, but the last couple of weeks have really had me itching for golf. If you can't play, might as well buy stuff so you're ready right?? New Groove it brush... Then I was lucky enough to snag one of the American Flatsticks/Gibbons Handmade Baby Yoda mallet covers. Yes I'm going to game it and it looks way better in person. Last, but certainly not least. I finally picked up a Fujikura Ventus Black in 6-S. Turns out the cheapest way to buy this shaft is to do it as an upgrade on a TM SIM driver, so that came attached to it as well
  42. 13 points
    76 in the same wind you saw at Bayhill today, probably more as I live close to the coast, 13 mph gusting to over 20 at times. It had your attention Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  43. 13 points
    The wife took me for a walk today. Got 9 holes of beautiful 70°. Shot 42 but was generous with a few putts and was a bit liberal with winter rule roles. It's the 2nd 9 of the year so can't complain for early March. Using MyGolfSpy mobile app
  44. 13 points
    Guess I spoke too soon... How flippin rad is this?!?!?! the more I practice, the luckier I seem to get..
  45. 13 points
    I won't submit this as an official entry in the gallery but if I did I don't think anyone else would have a chance. Long live #CobraCONNECT Challenge 3! Good luck to all the entries!
  46. 13 points
    I can never ever recall anything getting out of hand with the members in all the years I have been here. There was one incident involving a member and Adam but it was sorta private. The older members know about that and we will leave it at that and let sleeping dogs lie--- But it really never got real public--- I kinda got caught in the middle because he is a friend of mine but Adam did take the time to PM me and explain because I had only one side of the story and was going to leave here. Glad he took the time and interest to inform me and I am still here
  47. 13 points
    Congratulations to MGS and especially its founders and moderating staff - great job all!! Having stumbled from a train wreck of a golf forum to this one, and having briefly sampled a couple of others, I can say unequivocally that MGS is the best. Also hats off to all of the forum members for being very self managed and keeping the vast majority of threads inside the fairways - well, at least inbounds anyway . Just short of 2 years with the forum, I feel like I know many of you even though we've never met. Thanks to everyone for the great input on an array of topics, the light hearted banter/trash talk, and friendship. I hope to meet and perhaps play a track with many more of you as the years roll along.
  48. 13 points
    Yo gang - The rest of the staff already said everything that needs to be said, but that's never stopped me before Thank you all for making this forum such a great place to call home. Your character, humor and love of the game make all our jobs not only easy but a hell of a lot of fun. I enjoyed my tie as one of the forum directors, and I'll tell you what, the job Rob, STUD, Stroker and MPR are doing is way, WAY beyond anything our group could have ever come up with. You really should see the behind the scenes discussions these guys have - it's truly next level stuff. I've been lucky enough to play with a batch of you guys over the years - @fozcycle, @revkev, @HighFade, @MattF and others (I'm sorry if I've forgotten you - I'm old, it happens) - and I hope to tee it up with more of you in my travels. This place would be nowhere without you, and I"m really proud to be a part of it - even if I don't get on here as much as I used to. On behalf of the folks in the Head Shed in Yorktown, thank you for a fantastic 10 years, and personally, thank you for a great 8 years!
  49. 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
  50. 12 points
    This pic of my girls from 6 years ago popped-up on my Facebook feed. Made me smile this morning. Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
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