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  1. 8 points
    Years ago, a young Navy pilot was injured while ejecting from his A-4 Skyhawk due to engine failure during a catapult shot from a carrier. Due to the heroics of the rescue helicopter crew and the ship's hospital staff, his only permanent injury was the loss of one ear. Since he wasn't seriously physically impaired, he remained on flight status, and eventually became an Admiral. However, after the accident, he was always sensitive about his appearance. One day the Admiral was interviewing two Navy Master Chiefs and a Marine Sergeant Major for a position on his personal staff. The first Master Chief was a surface Navy type, and it was a great interview. At the end of the interview, the Admiral asked him, "Do you notice anything different about me?" The Master Chief answered, "Why, yes, Admiral. I couldn't help but notice that you’re missing your starboard ear, so I don't know whether this impacts your hearing on that side." The Admiral got very angry at this lack of tact, and threw him out of his office. When the next candidate, an aviation Master Chief, was asked this same question, he answered, "Well, yes, Sir, you seem to be short one ear." The Admiral threw him out as well. The third interview was with the Marine Sergeant Major. He was articulate, extremely sharp, and seemed to know more than the two Navy Master Chiefs put together. The Admiral wanted this guy, but ended the interview with the same question: "Do you notice anything different about me?" To his surprise, the Sergeant Major said, "Yes Sir. You wear contact lenses." The Admiral was impressed, and thought to himself, what an incredibly tactful Marine. "And how would you know that?" the Admiral asked. The Sergeant Major replied, "Well, sir, it's pretty hard to wear glasses with only one freakin' ear.”
  2. 4 points
  3. 4 points
    For sure. Im betting an invitation to hang at the masters is in the mail
  4. 4 points
    OK. We should be square now. Here's what we've got: 1) The Truth division draft is locked in and your rosters will not change. 2) The Digest draft has been rolled back again. 3) New draft for Digest is Feb 2 @9pm EST 4) Previous pre-rankings should be restored. I didn't do mine so can someone please test this one? I know it's frustrating to have these issues but there is a noble cause here that we're helping them improve their platform. I don't expect any further issues once we get the rosters set. As others can attest, the seasons have gone smoothly thus far. Lastly, I wanted to add in a nice little message from the Fantrax team. "You and your league members have been awesome, not just in your detailed bug reporting, but your patience for using such an early beta function, so thanks for that! We would like to offer you some credits, but golf doesn't have any fees since all premium leagues are free. If you (or others in your league) are interested in setting up league(s) in other sports, let us know and we will waive the fees for those." If you want to take advantage of the offer, just let me know and I'll help you redeem it.
  5. 3 points
    Fitter, maybe. Reputable fitter, doubtful. Sure there's a fitting about 30 miles from me, but I would let him within 100 feet of my clubs. The closest REPUTABLE fitter is 90ish miles from me. Anyway, I play Steelfibers, and find the performance and technology to be far superior to steel. I get more consistent launch and spin from graphite than steel. Distance is maybe 3-5 yards longer because I can play a lighter graphite weight than steel. Steel I need 125+ while with Steelfibers, I only need 110-115. I think most players can benefit from graphite in some way, and also agree that the next innovation is in iron shafts, not driver shafts.
  6. 3 points
    I'll ask my mom if she has an extra pair laying around.
  7. 2 points
    So, its official. I'm turning old this year. My daughter graduates high school and heads off to college. We just had our 25th wedding anniversary, and I turn 50 in 10 months. I figured that in order to remind myself that life is for living, I would try to make this year about playing 50 different courses before I turn 50 years old. For those of you who do not know me, I live in Oregon, work in the golf industry, and I haven't played 50 rounds in a year for over 20 years. I will try my best to chronicle my journey to 50 in this space. I love the community here at MGS. I have been a loyal reader and contributor since day one. My post count is down the past 2 years. I attribute this to much less time looking at a computer, and more time working on my game. I will list the course, city, tees I played, score and any notes/reflections about the facility. Course#1 - Tetherow GC, Bend Oregon. Sage Tees - 42: Only got to play the front 9 here. Green complexes were nutty. Very large, very fast and VERY undulating. Fair from the tee, but super difficult putting. Course #2 - Talamore, Southern Pines NC, Blue Tees - 78: Nice layout, very hilly. Course was wet from rain and recent hurricane, so there was no roll on tee shots. Greens were good. Would play again Course #3 - Pinehurst #4, Pinehurst NC, Blue Tees - 82: Conditions were wet, cold and windy. Didn't detract from the round. Awesome layout. Very difficult approach shots. Felt pretty good with 82. Course #4 - Pinehurst #2, Pinehurst NC, Blue Tees - 85: Tough putting for someone not used to the bermuda greens. I missed everything. Just a fantastic course. I would love to play again when I was fresher. Course #5 - The Cradle, Pinehurst NC, standard tees - I played 27 holes on this 9 hole par 3. It was the most fun I have had on a golf course in years! 10/10 would travel to Pinehurst to play the Cradle all day. Course #6 - Arrowood GC, Oceanside CA, Blue Tees - 76: Very hilly layout. Decent conditions. Greens were difficult to read. Some of the tee shots were undefined. Staff was inattentive. Range and practice green were acceptable. Course #7 - Eagle Falls GC, Indio CA, Eagle Tees - 76: Very well maintained.Good layout, could be very difficult if it was windy. Would play again. Course #8 - Pacific Dunes, Bandon Oregon, Green Tees - 74: My favorite course. Views are amazing. Bunkers are incredible difficult. Avoid avoid avoid. Greens are firm and subtle. I love this place.
  8. 2 points
    Also shot 79 today - it was a mixed bag of good shots and incomplete turns leading to blocks - Only missed 2 fairways though and the good ones were really good. Finally made birdie on 18. Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  9. 2 points
    If there is another Cobra Connect Challenge It might be the most epic test session EVER!!!.. We have 96 pages, 1907 replies, and 45,203 views for this challenge, and it still is drawing interest.. Thanks to @fozcycle @HardcoreLooper, @Joyzee10, @MDGolfHacker, and Myself. If Cobra is game I'm ready for another run at Foz.. We all spent all summer playing are best and had a blast doing it.. Cobra Golf I'm ready for Cobra Connect challenge III if you are...
  10. 2 points
    Great questions. This entire virtual golf tour would be based on the honor system. If we have two tournaments a month it will be up to the individual to enter their on scores. If they play 14 rounds in a given month and enter only their best scores that would be acceptable. The app will adjust for their handicap and course rating for a overall net score. Yes there is a way to either manually enter your handicap or have it brought forward from the USGA In a short period of time I’ll send out an all hands message and run a test tournament. The test will require everyone to enter a score with a date but they will not actually have to physically play a round of golf. They can just make up a score or use an old one. This will give us a feel for how things might work. Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  11. 2 points
    Ok! This contest is closed. There's some great entries so we'll talk about it internally and announce a winner. If you haven't seen them yet, be sure to skim backwards to see some of the great work the spies put together.
  12. 1 point
    Played my first round of 2019 (and first round in 3 months) yesterday and somehow shot 67 (-5). Hopefully I can score like this in my tournaments this year. Definitely happy to have my Cobra irons back in the bag and not the Hogan’s Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  13. 1 point
    Ha. Lot's of good courses in and around SA. Hope you played well.
  14. 1 point
    I’m at about 150 but a lot of that is due to having to time the epic up. I can’t swing as freely as I’d like and keep it on the planet
  15. 1 point
    Yes. Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  16. 1 point
    I had a family emergency that pulled me away from this idea for a minute. Update #1. The Grint is a free app that will allow different golfers to play at different courses and have their scores compete against one another. The golfers would not have to play on the same day or time. There would be a suspense date to complete each month’s round. If a golfer did not play in April they simply would not get any points for that month’s play. The season would run concurrent to the PGA tour with the virtual championship being played in Sept. Golfers would receive a point value for each tournament. The golfer with the most points at the end of the season is the champion. Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  17. 1 point
    I know a few of you are fans of HIRZL gloves. They've been hard to find lately, but I stumbled across their booth at the PGA Show. It was in a part of the show Tony calls "Desperation Alley," but it was the same HIRZL gloves that you know and love.... Here's the website: https://www.zeit4golf.com
  18. 1 point
    I totally agree with you, me finding them was pure luck..They are a really small company and marketing is pretty expensive, so I think that is why.. I like the style of the review! Couldn't help laughing a bit.. That Titleist guy is only playing them when he has to go over water!
  19. 1 point
    I wouldn´t say that I became already a "fan" but the first impressions are really good. I try to get some words together: That´s what I was looking for. The balls arrived quickly – I´ve ordered a dozen of each (Puresoft, Puresoft X, Pure Pro, Pure Pro X) to see what´s best for me. Yesterday I was golfing with 2 buddies and one of them is a guy … how can I explain … There´s no other things you see in his bag, only Titleist. From the balls to the towel to the clubs and even his cap. Let us call him a fanboy . So I brought my new balls and we´ve started viewing them, feeling in the hand and so on. What you do with every new thing you buy. So far, nothing really special. White, dimples … it´s a golfball. I like the “feel” of the purepro more than the puresoft, but that’s just my opinion. Not important anyway. Our ritual when we start is drinking a shot, no one knows why but without them we are very sad :P. There was the time to say “someone likes a brezel and a beer”? I´ve shown them my new ball markers and at that point we all had a big smile in our face. (and for sure we tried to bite off a piece and take a sip of the beer ) - our fantasy still works :D:D So, now the important thing: The balls. Well, first thing I have to say that I was really impressed. No one has ever heard from them but they do a good job as far as we can say. We are no Pros, just guys having fun. Our Titleist-guy was the first and he decided for the PureProX (he plays the ProV1X) and normally he hits a ball and immediately tells you that´s crap (when it´s not a ProV). Not this time, there was no praise but also nothing negative. I decided to go for the PurePro and wow, driver distance is pretty good. As I mentioned we are not Pros and we don´t care about a yard or two, but after all the ball should fly and it does. Straight away with a nice sound and a relative stable ball flight (was a bit windy this day). The third person in our group tried the PureSoft (he plays everything, really everything, he doesn´t care that much about balls) and in driver shots theres no big difference to talk about. But he likes the PureSoft and also gave the SoftX a try, but for his swing speed I guess a 4-piece ball doesn´t support him that much so he stayed at the Puresoft. During the whole round we´ve really tried every iron and wedges what we brought in our bags and the Pearl balls performed very nice and – for me the most important thing – very constantly. Good control, spin rates where you need and not to forget at very reasonable prices. Even our Titleist-guy said that he is surprised but he will stay at his ProVs (just for info he kept the rest of the PureproX … maybe we´ll see a wonder ) Oh lord so many letters. Sorry, but when I start writing someone has to stop me After all I can recommend this brand to everyone to give them at least a try. I am still wondering that I don´t see much advertising or anything else from them round the US. They should do more advertising to get the attention they may deserve.
  20. 1 point
    As a 15. There is a wide selection open to you. All the ones mentioned above and add in all the following. 585/785 or combo AP3 HotcMetal JPX Forged or Hot Metal Pro PING I210 Best option is to go get fit by a quality clubfitters.
  21. 1 point
    Just started playing Battlefield 4. So far so good! This is the one reason why I want a PS4. Xbox has no good options for baseball games.
  22. 1 point
    An extremely generous offer. Might I suggest you set up (I volunteer to help if needed) a golfspy forum fantasy league for another sport using this offer? Maybe baseball or college basketball if there’s such a thing in March or save it until football. Special thanks again to you for dealing with all the issues.
  23. 1 point
    That's awesome Rev! Sent from my SM-G955U using MyGolfSpy mobile app
  24. 1 point
    Wait, so the team I have currently isn't going to be my actual team? I got 4 blade collars
  25. 1 point
    I've got a 2.0 stealth in 54 and I was surprised at how well it felt at impact and how well the finish has held up over 6+ months of use. I bought mine 'gently used' and I could hardly tell it had been hit. Still looks great and the finish has held up better than the black Callaway MD3 58* wedge I bought about the same time.
  26. 1 point
    Welcome! I live in a Southwestern suburb of Belfast - Florida! Seriously I have lots of family in Newry which I believe is fairly close by your way. Please do stick around and work on that short game - its not quite as fun as being a grand dad but it will benefit your game.
  27. 1 point
    It's actually warmer on Mars... some of the time! Stay safe.
  28. 1 point
    Yes please, always good to see!
  29. 1 point
    It's called "Who's Your Caddie?" They have only released 2 episodes. I made it through about 7 minutes of the first one and gave up. If you consider yourself enough of a golf fan to create a podcast and don't know Nicklaus played MacGregor, you don't deserve my time.
  30. 1 point
    How to fix Bryson's slow play in 1 easy step... Pair him with Rory Sabbatini for every round until he is able to keep up on a regular basis.
  31. 1 point
    It is such a pleasure as MOD not to have to constantly settle things down. John isn't on here as much in his new role, so I'll say it for him as he often did. You guys truly rock! Hate to hear that Steddy. But unfortunately there are a few in every bunch that feel belittling Is the way to make their point. I know your not the run to the mods and tell type. But we definitely would like to know when someone needs a reminder of the MGS way. Unfortunately we can't read every post of every thread. You guys Rock ---part 2!
  32. 1 point
    ... Yup, we are all different and finding the right tee's or tee combo's for our game is always a good idea. I don't mind long par 3's under 230 if there isn't water as much as long par 4's over 450 that I have trouble reaching in two shots in the wind or play uphill. I played with some guys last year that played the back tees on par 3/5's and the next tees up on the par 4's. I have found for some courses that works out really well.
  33. 1 point
    We're also going to need expiration dates and that three digit code, just to make sure we can replicate the result. You know, science. Thanks for asking! Pics will be forthcoming. This will now be the new card. Someone was making large purchases at health food stores on the old one. That's how the CC company knew it wasn't me.
  34. 1 point
    We're also going to need expiration dates and that three digit code, just to make sure we can replicate the result. You know, science.
  35. 1 point
    Club throwing seems to be the theme in 2019. I had better seek some help and work on this.
  36. 1 point
    I usually pick my tee box based on total yardage. You are correct, some courses and some tee boxes favor a players distance or shot shape; some people call that golf
  37. 1 point
    One Week Left! Get those submissions in!
  38. 1 point
    I’ll be in Yorktown around September/October it looks like for a week. We have to get that round in this time.
  39. 1 point
    Have you heard about the new ball that automatically goes in if within 6 inches of the hole? Yup, it's true... just don't keep it in your pocket.
  40. 1 point
    I called their customer service line, and they looked-up the rep for the areas I was going be for work. I then called the rep and set everything up through her. PXG is VERY helpful. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  41. 1 point
    Your welcome. Only thing I would recommend is verify that wherever the fitting is they don’t charge pxg who then transfers the cost to the golfer as was mentioned by pmookie
  42. 1 point
    wondering if you'd PM me the reps contact info? I'm in Tampa area but could drive up to Orlando for a fitting. Thanks
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  44. 1 point
    Here is one of my #MGSTrickShot entries. I had other ideas, but Koby kept getting in the way, so I figured I'd give him some camera time.
  45. 1 point
    With the group of golfers we have here, I wouldn’t be worried about falsified scores. Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  46. 1 point
    They must’ve removed the space age materials from the screws to cut it down that much. 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!
  47. 1 point
    OMG someone teach this bonehead how to embed a video. And by bonehead I mean me.
  48. 1 point
    For anyone needing a little inspiration, here is one of my retired trick shot videos from a few years back. Enjoy [emoji6]
  49. 1 point
    I think there was an old post, that I may have started, on this topic. Studies have shown that the stability of the shoe and the individual golfers needs may impact the performance of a golfer. Have I seen this, not really since I don’t have multiple pairs of golf shoes and when replacing I just go with the updated model. Been wearing FJ Contours as long as I can remember.
  50. 1 point
    I am going to take a page out of your playbook and say... It's good.
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