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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. 5 points
    It's time for a MyGolfSpy Super Bowl pick'em contest! Like our contest for The Match, we're setting up some props for you to pick for Sunday's Rams vs. Patriots championship game. For each prop, complete the poll to pick the side you think will happen. NOTE THIS CAREFULLY: For a tie break, post in this thread the total points (both teams combined) that will be scored in the game. Submissions without a tie break will be given lowest priority in the event of a tie. And there are PRIZES! A MyGolfSpy putter cover (either mallet or blade) A MyGolfSpy bag tag A MyGolfSpy divot tool We'll be closing this contest at 6:00pm Eastern Time on Sunday. Good luck to all, and winners will be announced next week! ___________________________________________ Results time! We had 261 entries in the MyGolfSpy Prop Bet challenge. Some of the props resulted in landslide wins: only 9 of you thought there would be a safety; the other 252 of us were glad you were wrong. Some were pretty close to 50/50. Oddly, the total yardage prop (51.92% for the Patriots to 48.08% for the Rams) was closer to 50/50 than the actual 50/50 bet on the board (the coin toss, with 52.31% going heads and 47.69% tails). As for the tie break: everyone was (shocking) way over. The closest there was @Herb, at 29. The distribution was almost a bell curve; it skewed high because of a couple that most people got right: On one extreme was an entry that got a single prop correct. I don't want to single him out, but he and I were fellow reviewers on the G700 irons. Among the staff, @GolfSpy MBP had the most impressive performance, nailing 9 out of ten. He doesn't get a prize for two reasons: he's ineligible, and he picked a combined score of 327, which was only off by 311 points. (Also, I would rather have watched that game.) Rounding out the staff results: @GolfSpy STUDque: 8 @GolfSpy Barbajo and @GolfSpy Dave: 7 (and they both picked 49 points, for a total tie, or collusion) @GolfSpy MPR: 5 <sniffle> There were nine contestants who picked 9 out of 10 correctly. Unfortunately, only three of the nine (counting MBP) followed the instructions (left above in this post for the record) to add your total score prediction as a tie break. Honorable mentions, then, to he guys who nailed the predictions but didn't nail the instructions: @2talltodd @banny @deg430 @jody @marvimus @mtashiro That leaves three (how convenient!). In third place, picking 9 of 10 correctly and predicting 52 points scored was @Kduncan55! To him goes the MyGolfSpy divot tool! In second place, also getting 9 right but picking the still grossly inflated, but closer to the (boring) reality 44 points, is @golfer71909! We'll get a bag tag headed that way! And the winner of the MyGolfSpy Prop Bet contest is: @jscarborough55! He defied the odds and picked all 10 correctly. Being the only one who did so, it doesn't matter that he expected a wildly optimistic 45 points in the game. For his victory, he gets his choice of the MyGolfSpy mallet or blade headcovers! Congrats to the winners, and thanks to all for playing!
  3. 5 points
    Lesson #5 Today's lesson was really focused on my footwork and where the forces/pressure points are in my feet at different parts on the swing. My new hip turn and rotation has been working out well, but I haven't been getting onto my front foot as well as I should. I have been sitting around 65% of my weight on my front foot at impact and we'd like to see the number closer to 80% (and the number to go up even more after impact to show acceleration through the ball). We focused on keeping the weight in the middle of my feet so that I didn't get too far out over my toes at any point. On the downswing I really concentrated on getting that weight into my left food through the middle of the foot. I really had to concentrate on a feeling of the weight going to my front outside heel so that I wouldn't get out over my left toes. Syncing up the torso and hip movements with the footwork is definitely a work in progress, but I left the lesson understanding exactly what I needed to work on and I was able to match up everything with a few swings before the lessons ended. The last thing we worked on today was a little better setup with my shorter clubs. I had a habit of setting up with my hands too even with the head on my wedges, which caused me to add loft and expose the leading edge to the ball (two not very good things). We worked on ball position (slightly further back) with my hands slightly forward and it allowed me to compress the ball much better and get a better launch angle. All in all, another fantastic lesson with progress being made and a good understanding of what I need to work on leading up to the next lesson.
  4. 4 points
    A pic on the Amazon Basics hitting net reminded me of some pretty strange photos I have seen over the years. This one in particular has a guy photoshopped hitting into (or away) from the net. He is swinging left handed (I think?). Whichever way he is swinging, I am pretty sure the back of the club is going to strike the ball (sure looks like a right handed club). If he manages any contact at all. I am not trying to start a debate about the quality of the net. Maybe it's awesome. But who put that pic together? What other weird photos have you seen accompany some type of training aid? I'll add a few more below that I found in just a few minutes of browsing. What are some other gems out there? While we are on hitting nets, why not have a putting net? This guy here is starting his son on the right track early. Now that we can keep the pin in, just hammer it as hard as you can to take the break out of the putt. Let's throw a net right in front of us so we don't have to fetch all those putts! I am not sure if either of these nets are as useful as this one, though. It is a very useful product. And fun. Here are a couple ball returners. I have seen these used for putting. Maybe when I get to a + handicap I can get one of these to return my drives. But right now I am just not quite accurate enough with the big stick. The second one doesn't look like it will return your ball, but it does come with one that is 70% elastic. I'm sure that is the same material as Srixon's new cover. They just use a fancy name to make it sound more impressive. I have always dreaded putting. Probably because I never practiced enough. Why haven't I been practicing in the office? These guys seem to have something pretty exciting riding on this putt. That is the real life pressure I need so I can drain one in the clutch! The next one tops these all. Why through a little raised cup on the carpet when you throw a ten foot strip right up on the conference table!!!! Then your coworkers can help read the grain of every fake blade of grass. I might ask for someone else's opinion on that read. Either that is a really lopsided table, or she is putting at the hole on our right. What have you guys seen that made you scratch your head? Which other marketing team for a golf product has no one that has ever swung (or seen someone swing) a club?
  5. 4 points
  6. 4 points
    For sure. Im betting an invitation to hang at the masters is in the mail
  7. 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.
  8. 3 points
    This is a fun contest and a good marketing play by this golf store. It obviously makes the participants think about if they need to upgrade their equipment. As to the results, they seem to hint that with a proper fitting, you could experience some driver gains. Maybe. Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  9. 3 points
    That they will both go on making their respective clubs as they are with no more back and forth pi$$ing match. Just my take. Maybe a few dollars were we chances one way or the other.
  10. 3 points
    My entry. (There is audio, so turn it up). Also posted on Instagram and Twitter. Yes, I made that shot with a Square Strike Wedge. That's my current short game weapon of necessity. I believe I followed the rules and I proved the date by holding up my iPad with the 1-31-19 coverage page on the MGS website. Enjoy or make fun. I can handle it. MGS_Trick_Shot_Entry.MOV
  11. 3 points
    I’m thinking iron shafts will all be graphite within 10 years or so. The cats been let out of the bag, and pricing will come down. in my case, my last two sets have graphite. From Steelfiber 110’s Stiff, and now to recoil 760 smacwrap’s in regular flex. Oddly, I don’t seem to feel a difference until the club hits the turf, and I swear sometimes I can feel it bend a hair. And the smacwrap just eats up all the bad vibrations, yet you still know exactly where you hit the club face. The joints are very happy about this, and I can see the less harsh feelings as a strong selling point.
  12. 3 points
    A college math professor and his wife are both 60 years old. One evening the wife came home and found a note from her husband that said, "My dear, now that you are 60 years old, there are some things you no longer do for me. I am at the Holiday Inn with my 20-year-old student. Don't bother waiting up for me." He returned home later that night to find a note from his wife: "You, my dear, are also 60 years old and there are also things I need that you're not giving me. So I am at the Motel 6 with one of your 20-year-old students. Being a math professor, I'm sure you know that 20 goes into 60 way more than 60 goes into 20. So, don't you wait up for me." Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  13. 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.
  14. 3 points
    Started 91, current 98.8 Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  15. 3 points
    Yep. Pretty sure that makes me and Nicky Besties now
  16. 3 points
    I got retweeted by Sir Nick himself!!
  17. 3 points
    I'll ask my mom if she has an extra pair laying around.
  18. 3 points
    A few observations and thanks for starting a very interesting thread: 1. While you hit only three shots with each club three of the four were significantly longer than your driver - that is bordering on a meaningful result as you hit 12 drives with those other drivers. 2. The question is what that meaning might be. Were you fit for your current driver? The shafts in the test driver were longer and had perhaps a stiffer shaft than what you game. It could be that you need a little longer shaft - yes this happens despite the number of guys who cut down their driver shaft willy nilly - its best to get fit prior to monkeying with shaft length IMO. 3. Many club pros know less about equipment than we do. I've learned that over the course of the last few years - they may well be trained and quite good a club repair, they are skilled marketers, have polished people skills, some are good teachers but they rarely are equipment junkies like we are. In fact 2 of the pros at my club just use stock stiff shafts in their drivers because that's what titleist sends them each cycle. They play well enough with that and don't play enough to care too much about learning more about it because the membership really doesn't care either. Any more they will tell people who have equipment questions to ask me - seriously. Let us know if you decide to pursue this further. I was rather stunned by the blog video and the gain with the Ping 410 over the Ping LST. I don't know what to make of that - I'm still trying to wrap my mind around the meaning of my SS increases through SuperSpeed - at what point will I need to be refit? Hopefully MGS selects my for some sort of club testing this year that will require a trip to the fitter. I don't feel like dropping $100 yet at this point but I would if I were selected to do a test on some irons - wink, wink, nod, nod.
  19. 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.
  20. 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
  21. 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...
  22. 2 points
    With all of the F9 hype, if there's another CC challenge I fully expect the forums to explode. Sent from my Pixel 3 using MyGolfSpy mobile app
  23. 2 points
    Week 2 of the second level is in the books. Had my best session yet today, which was a surprise because my right should has been a little stiff & sore the past few days (Why? Who knows, I'm 56 ) and with the outdoor temperature about 7 right now, even the garage is pretty cold. Broke the 100 mph barrier in a couple of new columns, pretty psyched about that! Like some others have mentioned, I was a little concerned early on about what trying to swing as fast as I can would do to my form, but I'm starting to feel that is actually is starting to help because my body needs to move more efficiently to swing faster and my brain is now starting to make adjustments which turn into better form. And I believe that is the whole basis underlying SuperSpeed Golf's system. I don't believe that specifically stated on SuperSpeed's website, unless I missed it, but it fits right in with Adam Young's training philosophy - and that's kind of how I got here: Adam Young's blog mentioned Jon Sherman's Practical Golf Site, where I read Jon's review of SSG, which had a comment from someone that linked to this review.
  24. 2 points
    MMMMMM Love this, You go get 'em.. I will follow all the way to the end.. @MmmmmmBuddy, @GolfSpy Dave I turned 50 in Oct. Last Summer I played the best golf I ever have. Life has never been better Enjoy it there is still plenty to go..
  25. 2 points
    As I’ve brained stormed through this I believe the more constraints you put on folks the harder it will be to get them to participate. I hope to mirror the PGA Tour and conduct two virtual tournaments a month. I think a 14 day window per tournament is a reasonable constraint. Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  26. 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
  27. 2 points
    Not exactly a training aid, but in looking for a head cover I enjoyed this one:
  28. 2 points
    They should locate the seller and cut off his appendage for that. And a [emoji106]to PXG. Sent from my iPad using MyGolfSpy
  29. 2 points
    I tried the Spider X at a demo day a few weeks ago and I can say the feel is noticeably different from the standard Spider. The rep said its significantly more face weighted making it super smooth for a straight back and through putting style. If it wasn't $350 I would have bought one already. Sent from my SM-N960U using MyGolfSpy mobile app
  30. 2 points
    Ok, good thread/topic. Here's another 'slight' dimension to it. I bought my Titleist blades off the shelf, no idea about length, lie, lofts, shafts, kick points etc played everyday and worked out how to hit it well, in my eyes. Got down to a 3 h/cap after 3 years. Next set of Mizuno blades I bought off the shelf as the pro said it was a cancelled order and do I want them at cost. No idea what shafts they had or anything about Mizuno blades. Used them for 12 years and h/cap stayed around the 4 or 5 mark. Occasionally shot under par. Then I 'discovered' tons of info about the technicalities of the game, equipment specs, kick points, lie angle, bounce and proceeded to get lessons (occasionally I would have a swing breakdown with shanks, pulls, duffs etc) and then fitted for a driver and irons. There now follows years and years of tweaking and chasing a good game thru equipment and quick fix lessons. I could go two seasons without breaking 80 and my game was one shot brilliant, next shot a duff or thin. I'm still kinda chasing my game but recently found the root of all my issues and working on that myself with excellent results, so far. So in summary I think if you have a good swing you can play anything and will adapt to any shaft or head or lofts. Lessons and fitting really help to narrow down the key areas that you as an individual and unique person must work on, within your own physical limitations. I've seen teachers trying to give a pupil the perfect swing when they physically or mentally will never achieve this repeatedly, but that doesn't mean they will never play well, the tour and sub tours have guys with swings a coach would never teach but they do exceptionally well. /sorry for the long reply, it started as a 2 liner
  31. 2 points
    Wow, are you planning on a lot of golf after Armageddon? Or have you not tamed the square strike down yet? I don’t think the local golf galaxy has that many balls on display. Sent from my iPad using MyGolfSpy
  32. 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.
  33. 2 points
    @matt416 casually carrying it 330. Cobra should put you on staff -- I can't think of a better promo video than your last 2 YT vids.
  34. 2 points
    After watching the TXG fitting today this just shot up to the top of my must try list. Doubt I’ll see speeds like Matt but if I could crack into the 160s I’d be excited.
  35. 2 points
  36. 2 points
    Yep. Interesting results above. I recently tried a Ping G400? at a local store on their LM. I wasn't warmed up at all. In fact I had been sitting around while a buddy was testing some shafts in his driver. When it was my turn I was a dud. I wasn't ready to put a good swing on it really and therefore my results we poor - disappointing. I wish I could just walk off the course at the turn one day and straight into a fitting. At that point I'm into my game and swinging with my full potential. But that's a dream for me as my course doesn't offer fittings. Additionally, I'm not going to ever buy another driver without playing the club on the course with a game ball. Indoor driver fitting has never worked out for me.
  37. 2 points
    I feel like I want to make the switch to Evnroll so bad, but I've got to be able to demo one first and no one in my area has them. In fact, I've not yet seen one in person anywhere... I believe their groove tech works - it certainly makes logical sense and MGS backs it up - but if I can't demo one against my gamer (which works great for me) then I doubt I'll drop the $$$ on one. The only reason I have a Scotty in my bag is because I was able to borrow the pro shop's demo every round I played for nearly a month. After you see enough putts drop, you don't too much question cost or brand loyalty or anything else. You just fork over the money!!! LOL
  38. 2 points
    @revkev we are glad you saw your speeds spike again at the end of the Level 2 training. You may still get more gains if you continue to the next level. The great thing now is that if you choose to take a break from the training you should pick back up close to where you left off. Typically the gains after the first 2 protocols levels are now permanent baring some type of physical injury after you stop training. We always want the last swings of the day to really attempt to max it out and imprint that into the brain.
  39. 2 points
    This one is about all I got without using props. http:// Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  40. 2 points
    Entry #1 just an easy shot to get started http:// Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  41. 1 point
    Update to my previous post: Got my new PXG Gen 2 driver today in the mail! My first impression is that it is lightweight.. It has to be the carbon fiber crown. I have the 0811x Gen 2 9 degree loft with a Tensei CK Pro Blue 70tx shaft which is 77g - and it feels way lighter than my old M1 which had a Tour AD BBx7 shaft which was 76g. Face looks like it sits very square, and the alignment aid is great.. Also I got the midsize grip which doesn't seem midsize, it seems like a couple extra wraps but is super comfortable. Haven't hit it yet, but hopefully will early next week. But wanted to give you guys some pictures.
  42. 1 point
    Beautiful day! Marvelous golf course! Playing with wonderful friends! Only down side: it takes for ever to find your ball...
  43. 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
  44. 1 point
    Yes. Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  45. 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.
  46. 1 point
    I have 4 little ones at home so the later the better. I can rank players if others need it in the middle of the day.
  47. 1 point
    One week from now, I’ll have completed the PXG Gen 2 driver fitting. Can’t wait! If it doesn’t beat the G400 Max, no big deal... Still going to be fun! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  48. 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.
  49. 1 point
    For those who always want to play the back tees, I suggest they go play Ko'olau in Hawaii. 7310 yards, CR 78.2 slope 153. Take a couple dozen balls, you'll need 'em.
  50. 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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