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  1. I had a fun idea for a shot that used Kirke and me, but the degree of difficulty ended up being beyond us. So here's my entry:
    8 points
  2. Okay, so this is my official official entry into the MGS Trick Shot Challenge. I had to go through great measures and tape my phone to the wall for this angle [emoji23] [emoji23]
    8 points
  3. So I'll add two new twists to the mix. 1) CC guy responded to my email and changed everything except irons to stock shafts based on my "balk" at the price. Haven't really dug into it yet - but clearly he was able to "get close" with stock shafts (his words). 2) More interestingly - I had bought my son (30 year old) a Ping G400 for Xmas. Told him we would go back to PGATour Superstore and have him try the LST, SFT, etc so that he got the one he really hit the best. We did that this morning - and he ended up with a G400Max (yes, I'm a pushover dad who paid the $100 for his present "upgrade"). B
    6 points
  4. @tchat07 We would be happy to send you the new revised protocols via email. We are close to having them up on the site. If you'd like send us an email info@superspeedgolf.com and we can get you squared away. Thanks! @Mike Lambert We would be happy to email you the new protocols as well.
    6 points
  5. I hope not to make many changes this year but I am sure there will be a few. With all these new drivers coming out and incredible claims that club will likely change at some point. Everything else is pretty set. I may refresh the wedges and get new grooves. I have been trying the PXG mini Gunboat H and its been so good. It may finally beat out my beloved Buttonback Newport 2 that has been in the bag for 5 years. The thing I like most about the PXG is the alignment line, with it I have been able to start more putts online. The biggest issue is adjusting to the difference in feel off the face.
    5 points
  6. That feeling when you're in a store and you see the sticks in your bag still selling for over a grand, and you know yours were free because you're part of the greatest golf site ever (before I was ever a moderator!):
    5 points
  7. Well, I'm through the first two weeks and my first impression is very impressed. I started at 101, and that had been where my swing speed has been at for a couple years now. The included radar unit matched my SC200, so that provided some peace of mind that my numbers were what I see on the course. 6 sessions later, I hit 113,112&113 tonight with my driver. So... 12 MPH in 12 days. I was hoping for a 10 MPH gain by the end of this. And if I don't get a single more MPH for the rest of this process, I'd still be happy with the results.
    5 points
  8. One thing to remember is at Club Champion you PAID FOR THE FITTING. Now, you get all of your information, and you buy the clubs elsewhere for a LOT less. They make money on the clubs, and then even MORE on the “build”. Make sure to communicate as Joe has said so the fitter knows what he’s looking at and how best to help you. I’ve been to CC three times and each time I told them up-front I’m not buying the clubs through them. Once they fitted me to a shaft and said it would cost me $400. Nah. I can get that shaft a LOT cheaper elsewhere, and did. They wanted $350 for an Oban Devotion. I got i
    5 points
  9. Place a few colored metal targets out there that offer a loud “bang” when hit. Guys will drop a bucket of balls around 120yds trying to hit them.... Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
    5 points
  10. So please share your secret... How did you get your wife's approval? I need to know
    5 points
  11. Just wanted to update on week 15. With the exception of the lightest club on my dominant side, all my top speeds were with my regular swing. The double step swing is getting better, but getting my body to learn the step back is going to take a minute. I ain't the most coordinated guy. I've had to pour over the videos to at least get it figured out there. I did get in nine holes yesterday and shot 48 with 4/7 fairways hit according to Arccos. I'm still struggling with my ball going more up than at 'em. Between that and the cooler weather I averaged 197 off the tee with a long of 215. It'll
    4 points
  12. Connors report card came in and he's now a straight A student, 3.97GPA, whatever that means.
    4 points
  13. I greatly appreciate the replies and all the perspectives. The advice on lessons is spot on - and I should have also told you that I'm already signed up for lessons with the head of golf instruction for our club group. I'm clear that it's a lot of the "carpenter" as opposed to the "tools". But I do think my tools are way off. One thing that came out from a "quicky" session with the PXG rep at our club - which was confirmed by the CC fitter is that I need 1/2" longer shafts in my irons. As I mentioned in my original post - there was a lot of "good" in the fitting experience - meaning that
    4 points
  14. 70 at Bethpage from the tips and a 71 at Pebble today. It was indoors but will take it considering it is 12* out right now. Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
    4 points
  15. I'm with @PMookie in that you can probably build that exact bag, or at least one very close, for half the price. If you get the Srixon irons, that's $1500 off the PXG's, see, you can cut a lot of corners and still end up with a great bag. But DO NOT!!! buy directly from Club Champion. They will gouge you for prices. Take the fitting info and buy the bag yourself!
    4 points
  16. I’m interested in this answer as well. I’ve got AMEX points out the rear and SkyTrak is offered. Probably cost me more convincing her we need it than to just buy it. Sent from my iPad using MyGolfSpy
    4 points
  17. Wowsers. That would be one impressive(ly pricey) bag. So is it the responsibility of the client to set a ceiling right off the bat or should the fitter ask what the budget is? If I were to go into one of these, I would specify that I only want to test shafts that are a minor upgrade cost. I might hit a few high end models at the end for giggles to see if I could tell the difference. I wonder if you tried any reasonably priced shafts or once he heard "I on a con$ulting company" if the only options you were given were high margin shafts. I have contemplated one of the Club Champion fitting
    4 points
  18. Just checked my trending Handicap for the next revision, via The Grint... trending to a 15!!!! So freaking stoked about it! I’ve been grinding HARD for the last year. Start with a new coach tomorrow to try and get that down even further for 2019! Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
    4 points
  19. I don't have a lot to add here, but just want everyone to know the current thought on a national tournament. It is very much something Adam and the rest of the staff wants to do, but like most things that MGS does, we want to do it right and make it something special,. From the course, to the format and to the activities surrounding the outing. We don't want it to end up being 4 to 7 guys all from the same area showing up. That is more of a local/regional thing which I try to get at least one of those a year together here in the DC/MD area. And I highly encourage others like Harin
    4 points
  20. Apologies for a long post. I'm 59, and just got back into the game after 20 years of 2-3 rounds a year. At my best I was a 13 and now after starting back (about 8 rounds so far) I'm averaging low to mid 90's, but improving at decent rate. Clubs were 20+ years old - so I scheduled a full bag fitting at Club Champion. It was a very interesting experience - but I walked away at the end feeling like I had been at a used car dealer. The press to buy immediately was stronger than I expected - and I suspect that the fitter basically spec'ed me as a guy that can afford anything I want (he asked what I
    3 points
  21. I called Ping today to get info on the date the bags would finally hit the internet, and it was my lucky day! They were put online this AM. Her is the link. Mostly just new colors, but they did tweak a few things here-and-there. https://ping.com/shop/bags?page=1 Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
    3 points
  22. Yes. I am also finding that ideas>>>>>>abilities. Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
    3 points
  23. Ping G400 SFT Driver, stock PING G400 Stretch 3W, Tour 75 shaft PING G400 3 hybrid 19 deg, stock PING G400 4&5 Crossovers, Red dot PING i210 6-UW, Orange dot, DG 105 shafts PING Glide 2.0 Stealth 54 and 58, Orange dot SS grind. Scotty Cameron Futura x7m
    3 points
  24. Dollar Cost Averaging!!!! My guess is you are a pretty smart guy. Consider this.......a custom fitting at this point in your development could look completely different 8 months from now leaving you with a $7500 investment that does not fit. At 59 your feet are not going to grow any more so your shoes will always fit, however, your golf game will grow, change, improve and sometimes digress as you increase frequency of play. I recommend making a modest investment in some one or two year old clubs before jumping in with both feet into the deep end of the latest technology. A set of “a
    3 points
  25. Close enough. Either way you’re getting screwed Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
    3 points
  26. Personally I wouldn't walk.... I'd run from your local CC store. I've never had a fitting experience at CC and I've made comments before about my one and only "visit" to a CC in Austin Texas. I only went there to see a store and look around. Nice place. But here's what I learned. A "salesman" ehem... fitter came over and we talked a little bit about their process/approach. At one point during our discussion I picked up a driver head of some brand as asked what would this cost for example. The salesman plucked a shaft off the wall and said, "oh about $600-$700" I recall. Gulp. I then asked how
    3 points
  27. What took you so long? And let the games begin
    3 points
  28. Only when they build them.... They take everything apart, make sure the clubs weigh the same, lofts are correct, and pure all of the shafts. Edel did the same thing when they built my irons, but for a LOT less! It’s not worth what CC charges. The info they give has all of the specs for each club, and they send all of the TrackMan data separated by club/shaft. The data and build recommendations are worth the price for the fitting. I chose different irons than they recommended, but I used their specs for my order from Discount Dan’s. I then found the shafts for the driver, and fairway metals, el
    3 points
  29. My provisions arrived yesterday, and this never ceases to amaze me... Thank-you Dean!!!
    3 points
  30. I’m also 59 and was scheduled for a full bag at CC. I saw my instructor’s boss, Todd Sones at the Buffalo Grove Dome. He told me they have a Foresight GCQuad unit that measures the normal radar stuff, plus what the club face did at impact. I canceled my CC fitting and met my instructor, Mason Wall at the dome. 90 mins later, we figured out what I needed (new irons and different shafts for my GBB (2015) woods). I ended up with Mizuno JXP 919 Hot Metal Irons and wedges (2* upright) with PX LZ graphite and MCC +4 midsized grips. All standard upgrades from Mizuno, and worked perfectly. Be
    3 points
  31. You remembered wrongly. Nigerian Prince. I get your bank info, you get putter. also, you get screwed.
    3 points
  32. I think it was a Siberian prince Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
    3 points
  33. I sous vide all my steaks now. Finish in a cast iron with garlic and butter to get that crust. Perfect medium rare every time!
    3 points
  34. Hmmm we never did announce the winner of the 2018 Odyssey contest. Sent from my iPad using MyGolfSpy
    3 points
  35. I'd be happy to replace golfinnut in the testing if you're looking for someone
    3 points
  36. I cant believe nobody jas mentioned balls or mats. This is a driving range. They are as essential to his siccess as beds and a shower are to a hotel. Dont skimp on balls Get a good quality range ball—Stixon makes a good one—and please for the love of all things good---dont get the restricted flight balls. Make sure he rotates them in on a regular basis. Keep them clean and I'm good repair. Don't skimp on mats. Good ones are expensive but if you get cheap ones that wear down in 5 months people won't come. Covered hitting area and heat are essential if you're in a seas
    3 points
  37. Love Ping bags. It's a shame that I'm a headcase and can't use a bag of a brand whose clubs aren't in my bag haha
    3 points
  38. A “fairway” bunker, almost every golf course has fairway bunkers, yet I don’t see any driving ranges anywhere that have a bunker that you can full swing out of. There is no place to practice hitting out of a fairway bunker. Range memberships work well, or some type of discount for the guys that come often. Also a discount for juniors. Or family things, something like Dad buys a bucket, kid gets a small bucket free. Maybe a way to get more families together on the range
    3 points
  39. I was one of the testers of the i210s and being able to hit different shots was something I specifically tested with the set. I had no issues playing a lower shot and I’m a high ball hitter. Imo the ping “i” line isn’t going to give an explosive feeling but rather a nice crisp sound and feel. They don’t have the feel of forged irons but imo play as good as sound/feel close which is a credit to ping. The design in many of today’s iron with lower spin and higher launch is going to make it a little harder to flight irons but it’s still possible with the right form
    2 points
  40. I currently have the I200's and I can hit a low driving shot quite easily. I think you should be able to hit a low driving shot with any players club and a decent fitting shaft. It becomes much harder with players distance clubs like the P790 though. They are designed to launch high and fly far.
    2 points
  41. @jefframm you sound like a perfect case study for a question from @revkev. Go through the manufacturer on the club purchases. Play enough rounds to get a good idea of how much your new fitted clubs have improved your game. Then get some lessons with your giant stash left over. Play some more rounds and report back in the thread below!
    2 points
  42. Similarly, my buds and I will always yell "GET THERE!!!" after a duff with no chance of getting there. Also, "Forgot to put your purse down first" on short putts. Finally, "You'll have to go to Narnia to find that ball" when a shot goes way into the trees. Sent from my Nexus 6P using MyGolfSpy mobile app
    2 points
  43. LOL! I think that one might need to go into the, "What's your worst joke?" thread.
    2 points
  44. Here we go! Please enter me! [emoji1787] Sent from my Moto Z3 Play using MyGolfSpy mobile app
    2 points
  45. e-mailed Thanks for participating on the forums. It's cool to see OEM's interact with our members, even the ones who weren't selected to participate in the official review. Top notch!
    2 points
  46. @TSauer Was that on the first take?!?!?!? While I think I was technically leading the field of one, I am certain I am in a distant second now! This is going to be a busy weekend now.
    2 points
  47. They use the local reps, don't think they send the trucks out here, I've never seen them. I know Kevin Na went to the same place I had my Mizuno fitting done to dial in some stuff a couple years ago. Side note, we have arrived boys! Sent from my Pixel 3 using MyGolfSpy mobile app
    2 points
  48. This was posted somewhere else on the forums, but it belongs here...Enjoy!
    2 points
  49. I think merchandise sales would be tough without an actual course. Thinks I would look for: Lessons Short game targets. More than 50, 100, 125, etc. range membership If no membership Multi bucket discounts, buy 9 get the 10th free type of thing. Covered area for weather protection A big reach would be launch monitor type info.
    2 points
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