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  1. 9 points
  2. 9 points
    I've decided it's my go-to club for lessons lets see how my coach is going to deal with that!
  3. 9 points
    Well I got quite a bit Ogio stand bag Dozen golf balls New shirt Glove Towel IMG_0812.HEIC Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  4. 9 points
    My wife went all out on golf this year. Time to see how far I can hit a ball out of play.
  5. 8 points
    Got a couple of golf related things for Christmas: Visio golf start line trainer - will be using to work on face angle for my putts to help ensure that I am starting the ball online. Putter - My Mom gave me whatever putter I want; probably going to be a EvnRoll 8.3 when it comes out.
  6. 6 points
    So, a few too many whiskeys and my fitter being available at stupid-o’clock (we were texting around 1 am) and now I’m a proud owner of a 1 iron... Oh well, maybe I’ll learn At least it looks great when people look at my bag Merry Christmas everyone!
  7. 6 points
    They call it "mellow yellow"... Ha.Some of you oldsters might recall the 60's song by Donavon. LOL
  8. 6 points
    only golf related item I got was 3 pens shaped like a driver, iron and putter it's the thought that counts
  9. 6 points
    Now that the fog of Christmas has dissipated I needed to update the post above. Somehow it slipped my mind that my daughter got me two nice golf shirts. She does embroidery for business and personal reasons. She has a semi-commercial machine that can do incredible work and she is a master of it. My initials are on the sleeves. Me and the SIL also went out and played Lions Municipal in Austin. It's a fun - historic track. Hopefully it will be saved as it's under immense pressure to be destroyed and redeveloped. As some of you might know I'm in process of launching a First Tee chapter. For the past several months I've been collecting kids golf clubs. I must have over 20 sets now. Mostly US Kids brand. I gave one of them to my 5.5 yo granddaughter, It's a cute little pink bag with 4 clubs. I'd reckon it had been played once or twice. Essentially brand new. My son-in-law was an inaugural member of the The First Tee of Houston when TFT launched nationwide back in 1997. He showed me a photo album he had with many pros of the time. He also had a newspaper clipping from 1997 of himself with, Geo. H.W. Bush, and Earl Woods as they launched TFT in Houston. Pretty cool.
  10. 6 points
    An ER1.2 putter for me, and a couple dozen Snell... and I made some diy superspeed sticks for my Dad and myself. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. 6 points
    A Tiger head cover for my Driver, a white golf polo, golf pants and another doz Pro V1s. Sent from my iPad using MyGolfSpy
  12. 6 points
    Between my wife and sister-in-law I got a new hat, shirt, recycled golf balls, small cooler, stat book, and a golf ball holder that clips onto my bag. Sent from my SM-G955U using MyGolfSpy mobile app
  13. 6 points
    Those are some good looking speed sticks MPR, I have a feeling Kirke is going to get some major enjoyment out of them. I did my second session this evening after the Christmas festivities and hit a couple of personal bests. My fastest swing with my heaviest club hit 108 mph, bettering my previous record by 1 mph. I also set a new best with my lightest club, hitting 116 mph during my last three swings. They were 111, 111, 116. I'm going to get the opportunity to play tomorrow, after all the recent rain, it's going to be nice to be able to hit the course. I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas. Sent from my SM-G955U using MyGolfSpy mobile app
  14. 6 points
    Nope, but my kids got me some great socks that will work nicely at work and on the course. I bought my little one a box of three dozen Volvik Vivids. Extra obnoxious colors; she loves them. If the weather stays nice this week, I'll take her out so they can see some action. Sent from my SM-J727VPP using MyGolfSpy mobile app
  15. 5 points
    I know this is repeated on GC on occasion, but I just love watching the game played by some of the classic players back in the day! A few things pop out at me: #1. Gene Sarazen's natty suit! 2. The less than museum perfection course and green conditions. 3. The respectfulness of the gallery - eg. no shouting, no insults and .. no ropes! The instructional tips from the players after was also pretty neat. In the Gary Player - Peter Thomson match, Player explained and demonstrated three different bunker shots, while Thomson have a great tip on setup and aim. Anyone else watching and enjoying?
  16. 5 points
    I did well on the golf-gift front this year! New set of MGS head covers for driver, 3w & 5w. Pics to follow... PING Tour glove PING beanie cap (blue) Walter Hagen 11 Majors shorts (black) & slacks (Navy blue) Pride PROLENGTH plus 3-1/4" tees $75 from Mom that will go toward my next 6-doz Snell MTB Black purchase after the 1st Happy boy!
  17. 5 points
    I got mix and match shorts and shirts - not all this bold but I intend to use a gift card that I got to pick up a pair of shoes and socks to match. And I did a SuperSpeed workout while the roast was in the oven if that counts. :) Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  18. 5 points
    Nothing golf related. As a theme I’m seeing, my family knows that if there’s something I want for my bag, I’m going to go get it. Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  19. 5 points
    Got a few Amazon gift cards so I bought myself a new pair of the Most Wanted spikeless golf shoes, Puma Grip Fusion is this colour.
  20. 5 points
    Bought a set of Golf Pride 2G grips so I can lengthen the Callaway Big Bertha irons I am testing, also bought some graphite shaft extensions.
  21. 5 points
    Been watching it some too. I enjoy the old days. Not so much the golf as the people. Friendly spirits, snappy dress, sincere dialog, etc. Hey look... right now old Plaid is getting ready to play. Enjoy.
  22. 5 points
    The only golf related goodies were eight pair of really nice golf socks for spring. A man can't have enough quality socks
  23. 4 points
    A comment on Plaid’s observation that they hit it the same distances we do now. 250 is average for a scratch golfer today and I think that was about right for top players in the 40’s - 70’s 250-270 tops. That’s significantly longer than I hit it now but I know there are plenty of guys here who hit it that far. Here’s the thing - they still went low!!! They could shoot in the 60’s on courses that were over 7,000 yards (like Firestone). They worked their way around the course differently, different ball, different conditions, different lofts on their clubs, same great scoring. Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  24. 4 points
    Figured you guys would get a kick out of this. Kirke was playing Wii bowling at parents' house, and found that his golf swing worked perfectly:
  25. 4 points
    This is starting to sound like a grad student putting together their final thesis. Since you are so new to MGS, TWOFER, I think you need to give us a bit more reason to keep this game going.
  26. 4 points
    Happy birthday mate. Wishing you a great year ahead!!
  27. 4 points
    I agree. Especially those from the early to mid 60's. (pre-Nicklaus?) Those guys played a much different game than most of us have ever experienced. It actually looked fun. The courses were not anything close to the extreme manicures the pros play on today. The money and equipment just wasn't available to do such. Pine Valley looked like a beat down didn't it? I actually thought their shot distances more closely resembled what we produce. Drives of 225-275. Six irons from 165? Eight irons from 150? Putting seemed to be most interesting in all manor. I liked the pace of play these guys exhibited. Walk up, pull a club and hit it. Keep moving. I enjoyed listening to and watching Sarazen and Demaret commentary. Two gentlemen indeed. The galleries were all well dressed and respectful. I could go on and on. There's' so much to learn just by watching a few of these.
  28. 4 points
    I didn't watch these all the way to the end every time, but I remember that the check at the end of the matches (the old ones, not the 1990's matches) wasn't very much, maybe something like $5,000. And that was a nice little supplement to the touring pros at the time. With the Tiger-Phil match, another 10 million really doesn't make an impact to the finances of either one. I enjoy the old matches, just to watch the old-style swings, and to see the courses that simply don't get shown on TV. Pine Valley looks insanely difficult. I liked seeing Cotton and Sarazen at the Old Course, before the Old Course Hotel was there to clutter the view. I hope these shows keep running for a little while longer, so I can catch more of them.
  29. 4 points
    I think we have a winner here!
  30. 4 points
    just to follow on from all the Blonde jokes........... heres some evidence https://twitter.com/Crashingtv/status/1077617795905531906
  31. 4 points
    I took the plunge and was properly fitted for a G400 LST 2 months ago and I would never go back. I love the feeling when you get the middle of the club but even mishits still fly well. The only thing I need is to find a draw but that's the user not the tool
  32. 4 points
    Thanks to golf my family has options to work with the last few years. I’m not one that can easily give gift ideas for myself so when anyone asks, it’s has been a struggle. However, yet again my wife and kids did a great job. I try to put the focus on them and not me but my wife always spoils me. Got a PuttOut putting trainer, new Callaway hat, and Callaway GPSy rangefinder watch. Parents and my sister also got me gifts cards to GG and TopGolf and a case of ProV1s . Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  33. 4 points
    Four tee's. Some fancy Calloway ones! Sent from my Moto G (5) Plus using Tapatalk
  34. 4 points
    Nothing golf related at all for me. Santa brought my son a few golf books and a few dozen golf balls. Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  35. 4 points
    My wife got me a putting mat so know I can practice each night, my plan was to try and practice something about my game each day in the new year.
  36. 4 points
    The only golf related item I received was a chipping net. I wanted that and a batch of Almost Balls so I could practice in the basement. Guess I’ll have to get my own. Did get an airsoft pistol, a Walter P99 replica. With the exception of orange tip on the end of the barrel, it’s very realistic. Even down to the weight and rails. The squirrels and I are going to war. I’m not allowed to kill them but I can smack them hard [emoji16] It’s my favorite present (heehee) Sent from my iPad using MyGolfSpy
  37. 4 points
    I've finally broken the family (except SIL) from buying me any golf related stuff. The SIL got me a couple doz Chrome Soft this year.
  38. 4 points
    No golf stuff. I save that for my birthday. But I do have some gray whiskers in my 5 day shadow... [emoji33] Wonder if Santa will crash in my yard next year. Will it be Tim Allen?
  39. 4 points
    Two Tom Coyne books found their way from the north pole
  40. 4 points
    Dozen Duo Soft. Wilson/Staff glove. Golf socks. Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  41. 4 points
    Boom. Glad I could be of service! Now, we wait to hear about them.... Being hit with a 1 iron, no less!!!! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  42. 4 points
    No golf stuff for me since I got a few other things I actually needed. Christmas is more about the little ones these days. I have, however, been REALLY enjoying reading the replies to this tweet. Solid gold. That potty putter seems to have been a hit this year.
  43. 4 points
    Yep, got the gift card for my birthday.....now, what did I need/want? Sent from my iPad using MyGolfSpy Cobra Connect Bag: Cobra F8 Driver(10.5*) 3-4W(14.5*) & 5-6W(18.5*)w/Mitsubishi Tensei ck Blue Regular; Cobra F8 3 Hybrid, 5 Hybrid & 6-PW, Gw(49*) SW(54*) LW(58*) all w/UST Mamiya Recoil 460 ES regular shafts. Lamkin Cobra Connect grips with Arccoss tracking sensors. Putter: Evnroll ER6 33”. Bag: Cobra Ultralite Cart Bag(Peacoat/Silver).
  44. 4 points
    Thanks all!......wow did I get a surprise gift late last night. We returned home from dinner with friends and my wife said she had to go out and do something.....so I settled in watching White Christmas....".about an hour and 15 minutes later(about 11 PM) she returned home with my Daughter & her Boyfriend......who flew in from Indiana! What a surprise! Now this was a great present! Sent from my iPad using MyGolfSpy Cobra Connect Bag: Cobra F8 Driver(10.5*) 3-4W(14.5*) & 5-6W(18.5*)w/Mitsubishi Tensei ck Blue Regular; Cobra F8 3 Hybrid, 5 Hybrid & 6-PW, Gw(49*) SW(54*) LW(58*) all w/UST Mamiya Recoil 460 ES regular shafts. Lamkin Cobra Connect grips with Arccoss tracking sensors. Putter: Evnroll ER6 33”. Bag: Cobra Ultralite Cart Bag(Peacoat/Silver).
  45. 4 points
    I don't know yet but there is an oddly long, skinny, suspicious box under the tree that might (or might not) contain a golf club. We shall see.
  46. 4 points
    I gave myself a new Ping G400 driver which replaced my G Driver that I gifted to my brother. The PGA Tour Super Store is a great place to test clubs. I went in on a Thursday evening when they were super slow. A very professional young man set me up in a hitting bay. We started with the Callaway Subzero 9 degree stiff shaft and ended up with the Ping G400 SFT 10 degree with stiff Tour Shaft. From a “feel” perspective the Callaway was awesome but from data driven performance perspective the G400 performed much better. Along the way we tried several shafts in each driver before finally settling on the Ping Tour. My final numbers were (I’m 53 y/o): 95 mph swing speed, 139 mph ball speed, launch angle 16 degrees, carry distance 242, total distance 259. FYI...... ball speeds averaged 9 mph higher in the Ping over the Callaway. Everything changed when I took the driver to the course. To be honest it is crazy wet in my neck of the woods so the performance was a little skewed by the conditions of sub 50 degree temperatures coupled with fairways that allowed for zero roll. However the performance was so different from the Trackman statistics that I wondered about the integrity of its settings. As a matter of fact I left the course very frustrated after just 12 holes and numerous lost balls. After a two day hiatus, a 10 degree bump in temperatures and a driver adjustment to 11 degrees I headed back out to try my luck again. This time I hit 12 of 14 fairways with an average carry distance of 244 yards. Although the course dried out a bit roll was still nominal at best. I was and still am hesitant about the stiff shaft. My swing speed is at the higher end of a Regular Flex shaft and several mph short of what’s normally recommended for a Still Flex. Performance was much better this time out and yards gained in comparison to my Ping G with Regular Flex Shaft was considerable in regards to carry distance. Sent from my iPad using MyGolfSpy
  47. 4 points
    Nothing. I tell my daughters every year not to spend a dime on me.... same for everyone else. I can buy my own stuff, golf or otherwise. I give to my daughters and grandchildren. I prefer to keep Christmas about what it's supposed to be about. My greatest gifts are being with family, friends and recognizing the reason for the season, so to speak. Not trying to put a damper on this thread.... it's just how I feel about Christmas.
  48. 3 points
    I’ve never really understood attacking people because they are successful in life. I’ve been around enough successful people to know that success generally comes from hard work and perseverance. In regards to the elitism comment there are the same proportion of jerks among the rich as among the middle class or poor. Getting us back on track I loved those shows back in the day. I’d say there were three iterations - the vintage ones that included guys like Plaid and Nelson, the classic that was the Nicklaus, Palmer, Player group and the modern - Price, Faldo, Norman. There was also a CBS golf classic that featured team play back in the late 60’s, early 70’s. I loved that one too, Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  49. 3 points
    I’m waiting to see your review of Clear balls. You’re our only hope for someone that can pay $1200 for a dozen..... Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  50. 3 points
    A Bosch router and a Porter Cable finish nailer. Some flannel and a pair of jeans and I’m a happy camper. Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
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