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  1. 14 points
    Time to roll over the odometer again. Been a fun darn near 2 years Gents. Lots of good conversations, debates, arguing, agreeing, disagreeing, complaining, jumping for joy... Thanks for putting up with me, damn fine group of people here. Looking forward to the next chapter! It’s been fun to watch this place grow, even in the somewhat short time I’ve been here. We are all in good hands, thanks to Adam and the crew at HQ, and the boys that keep us safe from spam, keep us in check as needed, and all of you for making this place what it is... an inviting, every member matters place to be. Cheers! Alan
  2. 2 points
    Have you considered doing an online lesson or two in order to get a trained set of eyes on your swing? I have been following Larry Cheung on Instagram and Youtube and I love his coaching style and thoughts on the swing. https://larrycheunggolf.com/ If I didn't have a local pro, I would definitely opt for online lessons with him.
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    Lesson #6 I had my 6th lesson yesterday and we started off by talking about my round on Tuesday. I explained what was working, what wasn't and where I was struggling the most. I warmed up and started taking some swings and we talked about my left misses were coming from my weight getting too much in my toes and thus causing me to come over the top. We worked on exaggerating the feeling that the weight was staying in my heels throughout the swing. The pressure mat showed that while I felt the weight was in my heels, it was right in the middle of my feet where it was supposed to be. This is just another example of exaggerating the opposite feeling of what you are trying to get away from. We also widened my stance a bit, as it was definitely on the narrow side - especially with the scoring clubs. Getting my stance a little wider helped me with my weight transfer and rotation as it reigned in my lateral hip movement while still letting me post up on and rotate around my front leg on the downswing. I have two more lessons to go and I am really happy with the progress I have made so far. Is my swing transformation complete? Not even close. However, I understand the concepts and the moves and I am beginning to put everything together on a much more consistent basis. I am realistic and I know that this entire season is going to be a journey. My work and family life doesn't allow me to practice much, so I know the full swing changes won't become second nature as fast as I would hope. I just have to continue my journey, work within my own time constraints, and keep my expectations realistic. I know I am on the right path and I am excited to see where it leads me.
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    I've been leaving the pin in, and I have gotten used to it. So much so that when I was in Phoenix a couple of weeks ago, a guy I was playing with wanted the pin out and I decided to leave it out. Bad putting round. Here's my issue; I putt looking at the hole, and I have for 4 years. Since I have been putting with the pin in, I feel like I have a better focus on the line. Not sure why; maybe it's the vertical reference provided by the pin. IDK. The pin stays in. If someone wants it out, I'll pull it then put in back in. If that takes more time because I haven't been reading my putt while I'm holding the pin, so be it.
  5. 2 points
    Happy 9000! I'm looking for to seeing your 18,000th next year.
  6. 2 points
    I hit a few shots today with DawgDaddy's Big Bertha 2019 irons and was pleasantly surprised. More coming soon so stay tuned!
  7. 1 point
    Do it! I took that deal. $212 for a new Evnroll is a steal if you ask me. [emoji16]
  8. 1 point
    Thanks OG! Good to see you stopping by, we miss you around here.
  9. 1 point
    My wife's (KellyBo) best friend was playing with us and aced #16! It was her first ever so yea it was really special.
  10. 1 point
    One of my favorite people on here! Atta boy Shankster
  11. 1 point
    I am a golf equipment junkie and I'll admit it. Started playing on my high school team in late 70's. Parents bought me a Lee Trevino Faultless set from Kmart and i Stopped playing when I went to college at Purdue West Lafayette. Picked the game back up in late 80's early 90's and have been playing non stop 29 years. I've also been a competitive bodybuilder since 1984 and recently retired when I realized i wasn't going to obtain my IFBB Pro card. I play in two leagues a week plus scrambles plus playing with friends. Being a cop allows me a chance to play for free at my local course which I take full advantage of. Handicap is an 8 at the end of last season and about 10-15 years ago I had several rounds in the 60's. Now I occasionally break 80 in my late 50's. I really enjoy the equipment testing that goes on here and I pay close attention to unbiased reviews. Thanks to MGS I bought a new $100 putter from Dicks that works great !! Tommy Armour Impact Series 3 black shaft.
  12. 1 point
    I have been a frequent reader of the reviews and rules forums but never post. I have been playing for close to 20 years competing for 8 and am currently trying to shave those last few strokes off my game. I am currently a 7 with a game that always feels like it is on the brink of breaking through. Looking forward to hearing more.
  13. 1 point
    I've been eyeing the Tour Blues as well. Seem to fit what I would be looking for in a shaft.
  14. 1 point
    Good question. My answer is somewhere between "the thought has crossed my mind" and "I've seriously looked into it." If I were to do it, I'd almost certainly set something up with the coach I've mentioned who's about an hour away. I really like his approach to the game, and I want him to end up as Kirke's coach. If I were to do it, I'd probably aim for some package of a combination of an in-person lesson at the beginning and end, with online lessons in between.
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    ... I love the Rogue shaft series. Just awesome shafts that can be bought for much less than when they were introduced. I have a Rogue Black Tour 110 shaft that retailed for $799 and while it is a little smoother than the $299 original priced retail version, performance is very similar, it just has a smoother feel and higher QC. One of the absolute steals is the Rogue Silver Tour 125 that was stock in Wilson Trident driver that sold for $99. I had a friend that bought one and gave away the head. https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=p2510209.m570.l1311.R1.TR10.TRC0.A0.H0.XWilson+Tr.TRS0&_nkw=wilson+triton+driver&_sacat=0
  16. 1 point
    Still subzero temps here, which discourages garage work. But I'm enjoying chipping with with SkyTrak. This morning, I set a new personal best: six 10-yard chips that finished a total of 12' 2" from the hole. I'll absolutely take that every time.
  17. 1 point
    If these new fangled carts take hold, the price of traditional 2 man carts should plummet and those of us in the market for one will have lots of inventory to choose from .
  18. 1 point
    I thought it was cool to see that Harry gained 10 yard with the degree driver Jamie was using
  19. 1 point
    We joined a few months apart yet you have over double the comments as me. Congrats you talkative SOB lol
  20. 1 point
    Thats the shaft I chose last year- excellent performer and most importantly, feel! I'm also a Diamana fan for my driver and hybrid.
  21. 1 point
    Long shot, but has to be asked as we do have a fair sized lefty community here. Any future products to potentially be available in lefty?
  22. 1 point
    I got fitted for a Nipon Modus3 105 stiff in my irons the other day and was able to get them for $27 a shaft 4-wedge. Looking forward to putting them in and swing what the numbers say. As far as graphite goes Diamana has always been a personal favorite of mine. Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  23. 1 point
    Congrats, Shankster! Love reading your work.
  24. 1 point
    That won’t happen. I come from the inside pretty good. Almost too much... Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  25. 1 point
    Electric carts are getting more efficient every year and a lot depends on the terrain of the course. I know some of the mountain courses are so hilly an electric cart will not make 18 holes. Back when my old man ran a course it was hilly and on the weekends the carts with new batteries could maybe make 36 holes. We used to charge them between rounds. I can remember the ones with new batteries were ran to death and the batteries would be shot by spring. Of course those older carts were not nearly as efficient as they are now.
  26. 1 point
    2* flat?!? I could be mistaken but haven't you said you are 6' 5"? There is NO way you could be 2 flat!
  27. 1 point
    I just ordered the Black Hit Squad tee. Sent from my iPad using MyGolfSpy
  28. 1 point
    WITB for this newbe. Driver = Callaway Diablo Octane Tour Black 10.5 regular 3 Wood = TM RBZ stage 2 tour 5 Wood = Callaway GBB Epic 4 - PW Cleveland CG16 Black Pearl 50 and 56 Wedges = Cleveland CG16 Black Pearl Also carry a 64 degree Hotblade Copper Wedge - surprisingly easy to use!! Putter is an old Carbite Polar Balanced blade 35' (was my sons)
  29. 1 point
    Congrats! I've enjoyed your posts - keep them coming! Sent from my iPad using MyGolfSpy
  30. 1 point
    I’m happy to hear that....you had me nervous. My Launchers got a face lift today. New grips and shaved a quarter inch off the top. What a difference in ball striking and distance gain. Sent from my iPad using MyGolfSpy
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    A couple of weeks ago, Fox announcer Shane Bacon posted this on Twitter: So I replied by posting the video (above) of Kirke hitting his new driver in the snow (and made it clear that the video had been filmed earlier). Shane picked Kirke to receive a hat. It arrived today, and I hadn't told Kirke about it. So here's the video of him opening it and saying thanks to Shane for the gift.
  33. 1 point
    Thanks for sharing with us. I thoroughly enjoyed reading the Q and A article. Keep up the great work and follow that passion of yours. Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  34. 1 point
    using a 16 year old 4 wood. Also gone back to a 14 yr old Ping Anser 2 putter. Driver is 7 years old, Hybrid is 7 yrs old /think I'm living in the past
  35. 1 point
    I'll be leaving the flagstick in until the first time my ball bounces off of it. [emoji16] Sent from my iPad using MyGolfSpy
  36. 1 point
    I’m kind of feeling the same way. Be so much better if they’d pick real am’s. Obviously sponsor money pays for this one, and donations. Love the views though. And the Sunday round.
  37. 1 point
    Wife's not feeling well, so I have a friend in the office this morning.
  38. 1 point
    Actually the Flash looks nothing like the original at address, at least in the SZ model. Performance wise they are not that far apart and had I not had an unfortunate incident with my Epic SZ I would not have even given the Flash SZ a second thought. I have the fortune of hitting the F9, G410, PXG Gen 2, TS3, TS2, Epic Flash SZ, Epic Flash, R5 and R6 so far this year and I can honestly say that there was not one of the bunch that was really any better or any worse than any of the others. None were certainly $500 better than what I was playing.
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    Hit the range and putting green today. Trying to rid them pesky winter kinks. After 2 buckets of balls I could tell I’m out of “golfing” shape. But that’s why I bought the unlimited balls at my courses driving range. At only $75 a year it was a no-brainer. Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  41. 1 point
    250 is still too much for my blood. I wish though. Always wanted to try one. Loved their story and loved the original c grooves Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  42. 1 point
    If you're a fan of Rick on youtube you've probably already seen this, but pretty cool contest he has going...
  43. 1 point
    I joined the Golf Association of Michigan, and through that membership am able to use GHIN. Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  44. 1 point
    As someone who as worked in a Pro Shop and in conjunction with a handicap chair/committee the only way to fix it is to have the fellow golfers police it. I have seen many different tactics to try to combat sandbagging and while some work for a period of time overall they fail. One of the biggest sandbaggers I have seen was the father of the head pro at a country club. The Pro Shop posted all scores. Still didn't solve the problem, it has to come from the guys he plays with. As far as a 12 shooting a 78, it is not uncommon, however if he is not posting then yes, you should say something. This range of scores is very common in my experience and while it makes it almost impossible for me to play against you net, because of the wide range, I would not suspect sandbagging. (Unless the only time you shoot 78 or 79 is in tournaments.)
  45. 1 point
    I just can’t see Rickie winning again... Ever. (Not completely serious). He’s so disappointing. He keeps falling apart on Sundays, unless he was already out of it on Saturday. No idea about him and why he hasn’t won more. Is a DeChambeau playing? Dude has been hot! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  46. 1 point
    You went 3 years with dead weight in your bag? Now that is funny #CobraCONNECT using the new F8’s from Cobra Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  47. 1 point
    Now that they're out, anyone getting in on the action?
  48. 1 point
    Make it four I've never had lessons and played off the rack for a very long time. Maybe got down to an 8 or so that way. I've still never had lessons, but I have been fit several times. I do believe it's made a big difference. A bad swing is still going to be a bad result, but a good fitting can help you hit the ball well more often. So even though it's a drive, don't give up on it just yet! I will say the biggest thing that helped me go lower though was just playing more often. I used to play a handful of times a year, maybe once or twice a month when the weather was nice. Since we moved on to a course I get to play weekly and sometimes more. Just going out to play more has made by far the biggest difference in my scoring.
  49. 1 point
    Mizuno JPX EZ 2014 version. Sure, people did like the orange, but those mothers were super easy to launch. Awesome irons. Worth spending the extra $100 for too, the $319 price tag on Ebay.
  50. 1 point
    This, in my opinion, is an out-dated and not entirely convincing argument. Callaway and Tour Edge both make boxed sets available at places like WalMart. Tour Edge's higher end line is the Tour Edge Exotics, which is one word difference, just like Wilson/Staff. Yet you don't normally hear people complain about TEE quality simply because they can buy a Tour Edge boxed set someplace.
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