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  1. 5 points
    I find it interesting for a few reasons. Titleist has had years where they would not participate (I think they are over the K-Sig ball test by now). I'm betting they are hoping their new drivers will perform well as part of their motivation for participating. Scotty's don't often score well so it makes sense they would bow out. Callaway and TM are ridiculous to me, because they send tester clubs out to anyone with a plus but draw a line in the sand at MGS. TM had the #1 driver in 2016 and #3/4 in 2017, Callaway was #2. They are just mad they can't control the narrative. Ben Hogan makes zero sense to me unless they are in really bad financial shape. They did forum tests in 2018 with wedges and irons, but aren't doing most wanted? Very weird indeed.
  2. 5 points
    So today my wife sends me a text after looking though my son's school work. As part of his creative writing class he had to write a retirement speech. Insights into a 12 year olds mind that made me chuckle a bit... He retired after a career as a marine biologist after spending his grad school years caddying for his father on the PGA Tour Champions. He discovered a shark and named it Cabinet Mouth because it opens and closes like a cabinet. He married a woman named Kate that he met in Philly when he went for Nick Foles Street dedication. Less than a year after marriage they had a little girl, and a year later they had triplets. Two boys and a girl...the boys were Rocco and Jamie. Obviously he is a huge Eagles fan and more importantly is a Nick Foles fan that dates back to his first stint with the Eagles. I at least have a grandkid named after me and with an Italian family we were bound to have at least one grandchild named Rocco. As a bonus apparently I decided to forgo this executive thing and play some pro golf, in his mind I am better than I actually am. Made my day after a brutal work day in the office and gave me a few laughs.
  3. 4 points
    $10 gallons of milk, million-dollar teardown houses, and never free shipping - this is my reward! Personally, I take it for granted during the week amidst the chaos of real life. Being on the golf course puts everything back in perspective for me. I could live somewhere infinitely cheaper, but this is where I belong!
  4. 3 points
    Ok. I am a low handicapper and I have always wondered about game improvement clubs; however, I have always been leary because of the lack of spin that they create. I saw the Cleveland Launcher HB won the category for SGI. I saw Mark Crossfields review. I read this post from start to finish. Yet, I was hesitant to buy them as an experiment to see if they could help a low handicapper. Then, I realized that with my rewards program through our office credit card, I could get this set for FREE. That is my kind of price. Lol. So, I just unboxed them and proceeded to test them on my Skytrak at home against my Mizuno JPX 850 forged irons. Yeah....the Mizunos feel a little more like butter when I hit them....but I can get over that if my iron play improves. I am a club longer with the HBs. I am not sure if the lofts are jacked or not....so that may not be a good comparison. Spin was about 300 rpm less with the HBs....but the HBs flew higher and had very similar stopping power to my Mizunos. The BIGGEST thing I noticed.....about one out of every ten swings for me will be a little on the dicey side....is that I am BLOWN away by the forgiveness of the HBs compared to the Mizunos. I hit one on the heel which felt like it should go nowhere. It flew about five yards shorter than my standard ball with just a baby fade on it that ended up four yards off line. I am looking forward to getting these out on my Florida trip in March. I will keep everyone updated. These could be a game changer......
  5. 2 points
    That place is just about in my backyard and I have never played it. Based on the people on the course that has six hour round written all over it.
  6. 2 points
    I don't think golfing members at Waialae get a bad rap, but maybe? I'm pretty apathetic by nature so stuff like that goes over my head. I'm just glad I know a member so I can park at their house, walk through their back yard, and onto the course .
  7. 2 points
    That's exactly what i have in my bag - GP=48, then 52,56 and 60. With a difference in the bounce between the 56 and 60.
  8. 2 points
    Keep in mind (and i'm still learning this myself) that I understand that there generally should be 4* between wedges. Since you have that 48* gapper already, consider filling in the remainder of the bag with a 52*, 56* & 60* (if needed). I'm am not a total authority on this at all, but based on my own set, I'd think that you may have too much of a gap between your current 48* club and a 54*. I'm pretty sure I would. Again, just something to consider as "generic" advise. cheers!
  9. 2 points
    I too have fallen under the TS bug, I went to Club Champion about a month ago and fell in love once fitted properly. My overall game is decent, but driving always gets me in trouble and I tend to have around 2 penalty shots per round due to bad driving. With the TS3 and the right shaft, my dispersion both horizontal and vertical were fantastic. Excited for the winter to retreat and bring more 45* and warmer days.
  10. 2 points
    Ehhhhh don't get too close, the mods are a funny bunch
  11. 2 points
    Also, rarely will progress be made DURING a lesson. A lesson should be used to teach you the new concepts you will be working for and the drills that will help ingrain those new concepts. It is then up for you to work on those concepts and movements in-between lessons. If you are struggling in-between lessons, you need to have the ability to communicate with your coach. Text, email, phone, Instagram DM - anything. If you are just spinning your wheels, you are wasting both his and your own time. Swing changes are frustrating as they are undoing years worth of bad habits and muscle memory. What's more frustrating is some people adapt faster to change than others, and you might even find some changes you are trying to make are easier than others. If you keep an open line of communication with your coach during and in-between lessons, it is only going to alleviate the growing pains.
  12. 2 points
    Angle if attack is swing related and not club related. More loft Could help launch the ball higher. You do have to start being aware of static and dynamic loft because it might just increase the spin which might not be what you want.
  13. 2 points
    I would stick with the drills that he’s given you. How long did it take you to develop the bad swing habits that you have? It will take some time to undo them. Good luck Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  14. 2 points
    Have you tried slow deliberate/exaggerated motions with the club to feel that movement pattern. Our brains don’t like to learn at full speed. Start at an exaggerated slow speed when doing drills and then ramp it up until it’s not working then back off speed a little. It usually takes lots of reps to get a movement down and even more to master it. another suggestion would be to have your instructor give you a different move/drill to try if you feel like this isn’t working/helping. larstly if option two isn’t working or your instructor doesn’t want to change it might be best to find a new instructor
  15. 2 points
    OMG someone teach this bonehead how to embed a video. And by bonehead I mean me.
  16. 2 points
    That is an awesome email from a quality and high integrity fitter. You know how they say, you can make numbers say whatever you want. I'm sure he could have presented a case for the Rogues and more distance. But he gave you an honest assesment even though it meant no sale. I bet I know where you will go for a driver fitting/purchase !! Make sure and let us know how that fitting goes.
  17. 2 points
    My Kansas Jayhawks would be the perfect fit. For us, not him unfortunately. Sent from my iPad using MyGolfSpy
  18. 2 points
    Went to True Spec and this will serve as my 6 month update: Grant, Thank you for coming into our studio this afternoon. I hope you enjoyed the experience of a True Spec iron fitting and felt like we identified beyond a shadow of a doubt your Cleveland Launcher HB irons were the best overall solution for what you're looking for at this stage in your game. While you originally had some concerns about the lie angles of your current irons, the GC Quad report (attached) show that you're consistently delivering a neutral lie angle at impact. Additionally, you were hoping to find a setup that was more forgiving, and while certain combinations changed the dynamics of the ball flight, I feel confident that the numbers you're producing are optimal for your swing signature. Sure, the Callaway Rogue Irons gave you 3 more mph of ball speed, but they also launched 4 degrees lower and had a whopping 8.5-9.0 degrees lower dynamic loft at impact. While they fly almost 10 yards farther, they are coming in so shallow (38-39 degrees) with about 600 rpm of spin less that you won't have any luck stopping the ball coming into the green. The best combination of forgiveness, launch, speed, and consistency was achieved using your Cleveland gamers. Best of all, you got them from MyGolfSpy!! I'm really interested to have you back and get fit for a Driver. The XXIO line is notoriously very easy to hit, so I'm up for the challenge of trying to beat it and find a more permanent solution for your tee ball. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to reach out to me. Bunch of new gear is coming out soon so next time you're in we should have some new toys! Thanks, SF True Spec Golf Shaun Fagan Master Club Fitter 413-454-2726 TrueSpecGolf.com The guys there were great and I would highly recommend them to anyone. I’m sure I will build a relationship with them as I round out other parts of my bag. I can provide monitor data if anyone is still paying attention to this thread. Sent from my iPad using MyGolfSpy
  19. 2 points
    I went to the SHOW for a couple years about 10 years ago......my club had closed so we moved to another. A friend and I submitted requests for tickets, labeling us as Buyer and Asst Buyer for the defunct Quail Hollow GC. Not the one in the Carolinas but in Florida. I was totally amazed at the friendliness f everyone and the access to equipment. I grew up in Ky playing PowerBilt so I connected with the rep at the show, and ordered the Woods & Irons at Cost. Played them for two years and lowered my Hcap from 18 to 13.....anyway, I have not returned since, but would jump at the opportunity to go again. So if anyone has an unused taps, please let me know. BTW, I put the PowerBilts back in play this week, just for kicks and was shooting in the low 80’s. The driver was blasting 10-15 yards past the Cobra F8......just saying. Sent from my iPad using MyGolfSpy
  20. 2 points
    ... To be fair Plaid, you are warm and cold on every new driver every new year!
  21. 2 points
    For me it's going to be interesting to see if the TS drivers from Titleist, which clearly were a big improvement for Titleist drivers, can compete with this next wave of new drivers. I think the Srixon 785 and Titleist TS series will still perform as good as all of the new releases, but they might be overshadowed simply due to release timing
  22. 2 points
    Because I am a relatively crappy golfer, any score less than 100 is a winner for me. I soon hope to move that mark to 90. What keeps me coming back? Oh those sweet sounding metal-wood shots that go like a Star Wars laser, or the one 130-yd PW shot that hits the green like a dart.
  23. 1 point
    The problem is that there is a rule regarding this, there cannot be exceptions to the rules. The blame goes to her parents, for allowing her to participate in the commercial, there are several folks in her “camp” who knew about this rule, and at the very least should have asked if this was a violation. I t don’t think the USGA has any options here, they have to revoke her ametuer status. It may not be popular, but if they let her off, it opens the door for this to happen again and again, and then what. The rule exists, she is in blatant violation of the rule, and the punishment for that violation is loss of her ametuer status. The excuse of “I didn’t know” doesn’t work.
  24. 1 point
    My boss just came in my office and asked if was listening to golf on the radio? Yes I am and apparently he thinks I have issues. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  25. 1 point
  26. 1 point
    Thanks! I'm glad to see Hogan is going okay financially.
  27. 1 point
    All the best to ya Sir!
  28. 1 point
    Thanks Rob! Hopefully one day this spring I can show you my swing in person down at your club or somewhere in between us
  29. 1 point
  30. 1 point
    Will let you know how the trip goes. You know...the clubs don’t look that bad at address.
  31. 1 point
    LOl...Oh yeah, we've been probably 10 times or so. Fortunately we don't have kids, so we are on our own schedule and time, which judging from watching some of the parents with their kids, our day is a breeze. Well if I SWMBO has to wait in line for more than 2 minutes for a Mickey Ice Cream Bar, she can be a challenge to deal with
  32. 1 point
    Head covers for me as well! Sent from my iPad using MyGolfSpy
  33. 1 point
    Haaa... you know me well. I just can't put a good thing down.
  34. 1 point
    ... I have said many times I am glad I am not in Marketing or Sales when it comes to the equipment market. On one hand the Cobra release was brilliant as it got a ton of coverage from just about everyone which in turn created quite a bit of buzz. Since Cobra is not viewed by many casual golfers as an equal to Taylor Made and Callaway, it made sense to get all that exclusive coverage before the release of the M Series and Flash because the F9 could have been lost in the hype of the big 2. On the other hand, a lot of that buzz has been lost on any non Cobra fans with the hype and release of the TM/Cally offerings and they are the very audience that Cobra needs to take the next step. So I see advantages and disadvantages with either approach. Hopefully actually all hitting them and finding what works best keeps Cobra in the game.
  35. 1 point
    Maybe they just don't want to see that their "flash face" is just a flash in the pan...
  36. 1 point
    Welcome, from Missouri! Took a vacation to TN a couple years ago down around Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg, did a lot of hiking, it's a beautiful part of the country.
  37. 1 point
    Hope you have a very Happy Birthday......both of you, HardcoreLooper and Kanoito! Sent from my iPad using MyGolfSpy
  38. 1 point
    ....I don't know much about this Van Sickle character but it seems like he has a reputation; although, in this case, I think he makes a fair point.... yeah, yeah, it's the same point that's been made the last few years but until things kind of level out then I think you'll keep seeing it. I also hear each year how the USGA (and others) want to "grow the game".... you can't have it both ways. ...and remember, I'm the thrifty guy.... I'd never buy an 800-1000 dollar phone either but that's how much they go for now. :0
  39. 1 point
    Best of luck... keep us posted on your progress.
  40. 1 point
    I played some off season golf w my father yesterday and we left the flag in all day. The greens are so poor it didn't really matter much but I did notice that A) it did seem to speed up play a bit and B) I really like having a vertical aiming point on short putts as opposed to aiming at something on the ground. Sent from my Pixel 3 using MyGolfSpy mobile app
  41. 1 point
    Maybe I didn't word it very clearly. What I mean is that you can't watch a putt and decide after the fact whether the flag changed the result. You know the result, but you don't know what would have happened if the "other choice" had been made. Statistically based studies can help us make a rational decision as to which choice to make, but they can't pre-determine the result of any specific putt. Pelz' study provides some statistical basis for leaving the flag in. I expect other studies to come to the same conclusion, but I'm still interested in reading them. As an example, lots of people have smoked tobacco and never had lung cancer. But people who smoke have a higher rate of lung cancer than those who don't. As far as I know, nobody has proven that tobacco smoking causes cancer, there are examples where it doesn't. I still choose not to smoke, I like tipping the odds in my favor when I can.
  42. 1 point
    Had the privilege of being on their testing panel for these in the standard MCC version (just go to their website and signup if anyone is interested), got it in the mail and tried it on the 3wood and gotta agree the spine didn’t make installation easy but it works just as advertised. My only beefs are they’re pricey as far as grips go, and in midsize at least, the grip seems to be a bit larger than in the normal MCC. Still a great one to try and could definitely see it helping with aches and pains in the hands. In the bag Driver: Callaway Rogue Subzero 9.5 Stiff flex 3 wood: Callaway Rogue Subzero 15 degree Hybrids: 17 degree titleist 816 h2 Irons: Ben Hogan Ptx 22-46 degree (4-pw)stiff flex standard lie Wedges: Callaway Mac Daddy 4 50,54,58 degrees Putter: Odyssey EXO seven Gig’em Aggies!
  43. 1 point
    You are absolutely correct. I definitely missed the mark with that title. It should have been “how do you measure a successful round”. My mind said one thing while my fingers entered another :( Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  44. 1 point
    It’s all based on how well I hit the ball. Bad shots are going to happen for everyone. The less I have the better I am feeling at the end of the round. just being on thecourse brings me enjoyment. If I had a bad round the feeling of that lasts for about as long as it takes toget back to the car. I never let a bad round affect my enjoyment or carry over to everyday life
  45. 1 point
    I am really looking forward to all the new Driver releases. The Ping and PXG are the top of my list. The Cobra F9 and Titleist TS3 are next. Once they are all released I plan on doing a driver fitting and pick the best one. The Ping because I already love my G400 LST. The PXG because of the talk about how low spin it is. The TS3 because I picked up and 4mph ball speed but the stock shafts couldn’t bring the spin down. The F9 because I have been a big fan of Cobra for years Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  46. 1 point
    My golf course until spring. The boy took his beating by the Old Man very well :) Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  47. 1 point
    Played Bayou with 00sportsman and a couple of my friends today. Had a great time. We all got Bayou’d a few times. I’m not telling whose ball this was. :) Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  48. 1 point
    My bag is almost all Cobra, except for a couple of older Titleist wedges and a Tommy armour putter, Cobra make some good equipment at a little bit lower price than the Big guys, and the prices usually drop quite a bit more on their slightly used or year old models compared to similar clubs from TaylorMade or Callaway. Sent from my Moto G (4) using Tapatalk
  49. 1 point
    Excellent post. You know golf is a game of inches the 6 inches between ones ears. That was excellent teaching. I am really glad to read this because there is (in my humble opinion) to much B S in golf instruction today
  50. 1 point
    Nice work Matt, I think that is awesome. You know what they say, golf takes place in the 6" between the ears!
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