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  1. 4 points
    Ok. Here is my mini review for all of you. I had previously had an inexpensive putting green in my basement. I won’t name any names. I loved it at first. Great roll, inexpensive, and you could roll it up if needed. Then...even with vacuuming it on a regular basis....it developed a groove right down the center and I couldn’t miss a putt even if I tried. Now normally I wouldn’t complain about this on a real golf course, but on my practice green where I am supposed to be hitting a line with every putt...this doesn’t provide much feedback. I figured this was like everything else in life....if you want a quality product that will hold up, then you have to spend some money. I looked at the greens which were featured on mygolfspy in a head to head comparison. I also wanted a green that I could chip onto that would still be portable and be able to be moved with minimal effort. So....after some internet research, I settled on the Little Murph from Truline Greens. Their customer service was great when I called with a question. The box arrived, I unrolled the green and was putting within five minutes. Surprisingly, it flattened out very easily. It gives a true roll and it is constructed of quality material. The only thing that I don’t like is that the last three feet of the green is uphill so they can place a “cup” into the green. The uphill thing isn’t a deal breaker though...it just feels different right now. I give this product an A and I would purchase it again. It is pricey, but I am hoping that it will last.
  2. 4 points
    Wait until you play a 31 that shoots 84.....gross. Made the turn at -3 and was 5 down. Or a 12 that shoots 70...barely made the back 9. Main reason I don’t play any net events. My first club tournament this year will be the club championship. Actually that will be my only tournament at my club this year. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. 4 points
    Got back from a beautiful AM round with some real positive thoughts.My lowest round this year of 86 (44-42).Just swinging my swing is working well this season.Not spectacular results off the tee or approach shots.But nice to know the ball will curve left to right most of the time.Really have a strong feeling about this season. Happy Cinco De Mayo
  4. 4 points
    Took about 50 pictures of the new clubs this morning before I get them all dirty. I still have one more baseline round to get in (hopefully later this week) before fully breaking these bad boys out. It's going to be extremely difficult to have them sit in my house and not use them. I'll post more pictures over the next few days along with my thoughts on how they compare to my current clubs. Ladies and gentlemen, let me present a few pictures from the winning bag!
  5. 4 points
    Puked out a 95 in sloppy conditions. Lost 2 balls due to plugging and not finding them. And to top it off, the rough was close to or over 4"...but I was on the course, so there's that.
  6. 4 points
    Just keep the comments and fun coming boys, I have broad shoulders and can take it On another note the matchplay team I have played for a few times this year won the competition today . I didn't play but went along and caddied for my brother. He won his game after a back and forth fight.
  7. 4 points
    You guys remember when I asked “who’s Joel Dahmen??” during the draft? Yeah he’s basically carrying my team every week Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  8. 4 points
    Met up with @mr.hicksta today at the practice greens/range but it was rained out so we just swapped a couple of sleeves of balls, and shot the sh*t a little. Super cool guy and hopefully we get to tee it up soon! Went back home for a couple of hours and the weather cleared up a little so I headed back. Hit a small bucket and was just trying to figure out why I've been a hosel lord recently. I think I'm just losing my levels and moving my head too much. Once I focused on not moving my head, it was back to crispy Mizuno butter town. Then spent about 90 minutes mostly practicing 8-15 footers (trying to make 3/3) and practiced 2-putting from a bunch of 25+ foot distances.
  9. 4 points
    They sound so stupid. We were on tee box 9 today with Rose and Reed, and some drunk idiot on the other side of the box yells out “get in the hole”, and man I’m just like you sound like a moron. It doesn’t make we want to yell back “shut up you drunk idiot”
  10. 4 points
    They sound sooo bad in person. I just want to punch them in the mouth sometimes.
  11. 4 points
    I heard “get in the hole” about 10 times today, which is okay on a shot toward the green, not on a drive on a 570 yard par 5, or a 480 yard par 4. You sound like a spoiled child who needs his mouth smacked, and yes they sound just as idiotic in person as they do on TV. Why do these wannabe golfer, drunk ...-hats have to ruin a good day at the course.
  12. 3 points
    So... why do I start very story with “so...”? So anyways, me and my buddy team up to play in the monthly club tourney. He’s a 4, and I’m a 5. We both shoot a 76 and were like 15 strokes away from the winners. They’re hi cappers, who seem to have a good round every time money’s on the line. so what’s the point of even playing in these events? The low cappers never win crap.there is no room for any bad shots period. You can shoot scratch on a tough track and still lose by 10. there needs to be a different process. I know it’s supposed to be “fair”, but it’s not fair for the low cappers. We never win. Even when we shoot well, it’s never even close.
  13. 3 points
    It's just fun to hit when you have this much confidence in a club. Irons into par 5s that I'm normally hitting hybrid into is crazy
  14. 3 points
    Wow. How time flies. Just noticed we're a month into the testings. Keep the day to day and at minimum weekly thoughts coming. Keep in mind Stage two's will be due in two to three weeks.
  15. 3 points
    Joe and 9.9 May 3, 2019 at PGA Superstore in Jacksonville FL. The reason I took the challenge is because over the past 9 months I have been playing one length irons and my distances are trending downward. It is probably a result of my age and some changes in my swing over that time as well. I figured I would give it a try and signed up online through PGA Superstore website. The experience was top notch, my fitter Mike Romig called ahead of time to confirm and put me through a proper fitting. He was extremely professional and we found out some really interesting things. The first thing he identified was that I am playing the wrong flex shaft. We switched to a regular shaft KBS 105 and wow it allowed me to be much smoother in my delivery and the ball stopped flaring to the right. We also found out that my current set at 1 degree flat is wrong for my current swing and I am now standard lie angle. Now for the amazing part my current 7 iron flies 150 but with the D7 i gained 14 yards it flew 164. We took one extra step because in my current set my 4 iron and 5 iron go the same distance of 170...yeah i know right. He pulled me a 5 iron to try and wow hitting it 194 the same distance i hit my current TM 3 hybrid. I am seriously considering these because the distance gains are unreal and it could really help my game and really push my hybrids out of the bag for good. Also the lighter shaft might have an affect on my tempo and also the way i feel after a round of golf. Right now with my current set with AMT shafts i am completely wiped out after 18 holes I mean like go to bed tired and it could be because of how heavy those clubs are. Overall it was a great experience for me to see that technology can get my distance back up to where they were 2 years ago. Turned 42 today and man the decline in distance is happening. Sent from my SM-G960U using MyGolfSpy mobile app
  16. 3 points
    Humbling game today- played with our resident pro who hit the ball the way only pro's can. He has played in over 60 European tour events so he can play, but it was a different class of strike and course management. He 'easily' shot 4 under. I learned/picked up loads of good course management info and a few good tips to improve my inconsistent scrapping around lol Apart from his long game being on a different dimension to ours, his short game was exceptional, deadly chips and only 26 putts. It's another world and a game most of us are not familiar with. Just thought I'd share even though it's not about my game today.
  17. 3 points
    They arrive on Tuesday! I probably won't hit them for a while though while I build my baseline. If they were conventional I might but I don't want to get used to the one lengths and negatively skew my baseline switching back to my old gamers. I don't want anyone to have an excuse when I win this thing. It's gonna take so much willpower to ignore the new shiny things and keep going with my current clubs.
  18. 3 points
    Congrats@TSauer@revkev@PAgolfer2017 @mr.hicksta looking forward to hearing how this works out for y'all. Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  19. 3 points
    Oooh, it's always exciting to get new sticks, one of the best feelings in golf! Y'all also might benefit from 56 wedges between y'all. So far, I'd agree you are a +4. Nunfa0 is great, I've given him plenty of crap in this thread already, and he hasn't strangled me (yet). Clearly, you've never seen me hit a slice. I would have loved for you to hit them too, someone tell @bardle to hurry up and get/hit his one lengths!
  20. 3 points
    Rain or shine, I'm out here testing! Sent from my Pixel 3 using MyGolfSpy mobile app
  21. 3 points
    We had a great time together out at Quail today. I little hot, but wasn’t too bad. Unfortunately a small storm cell came in and stopped the tournament for a bit. luckily we had been there for about 5 hours already so we got to see lot s of golf, and walk around the facilities a bit. I got to spend a good day walking the golf course with my Daughter. So in itself was the best. She will be gone from home soon, so it was nice to spend that time with her.
  22. 3 points
    I went to the range today and the club pro was giving lessons to the guy next to me. He had the F9 one lengths and boy was he struggling with them. He moved to the driver and the pro had him wait until the fairway on the right cleared before he’d let him hit. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a slice like his. I wanted to hit his clubs so bad but I left them alone. Sent from my iPad using MyGolfSpy
  23. 3 points
    I'm a +4 at sh*t talking! @Nunfa0 is a good dude and I know he won't take it personal. Saw an opportunity so I took it [emoji41] Sent from my Pixel 3 using MyGolfSpy mobile app
  24. 3 points
    Another unapologetic pitch for the Pit Barrel Cooker. The Traeger is quick and easy, but chicken or brisket off this thing is unreal.
  25. 3 points
    Maybe Cobra can send you 14 wedges, looks like that would benefit you most. Sent from my Pixel 3 using MyGolfSpy mobile app
  26. 3 points
    I can't believe it has taken until May 4th but I can finally post my 1st round of the year! It was a chilly 43* on the 1st tee but the course was empty! Didn't take long to find a groove with the ST190. Not completely disappointed in a 42 front 9 and a 40 on the back for the 1st time out. It was pretty obvious after looking over the round where I can improve the most. I hit 7 of 14 fairways. My misses weren't far off and all were playable. I hit 8 of 18 greens but I was never more than 10 yards off with the ones I missed. I had 33 putts which is not what I like to see. I only made 2 putts over 2ft and they were only 5 footers. I 3 putted 4 holes. I don't know what it was but the minute I put the putter in my hands it felt weird and off. Almost foreign to me. Everything seemed different from the balance to the weight. I couldn't get comfortable at all. If I can clean up the lag putting and the GIR, I think a sub 80 average for the year is definitely in reach. Maybe I need some new irons and a putter! Just got to figure out how to convince SWMBO that it is the right move!! Sent from my Moto Z3 Play using MyGolfSpy mobile app
  27. 3 points
    ... Started playing golf in Phoenix 1/10 and played almost every day thru 5/2. I didn't play 15 days out of 121 due to weather or my wife being here and us doing other things. I needed the break. 107 rounds of golf and I am so darned TIRED! Mostly mentally but my body can definitely use a break. It was great though and I enjoyed every minute away from wind chills, gray skies and snow. Packing today and leaving tomorrow so arriving in Chicago Monday night after a 3 day rive. Saved my last round yesterday for the kind scenic course I won't be playing back in the Midwest. Peace! (mic drop)
  28. 3 points
    Here’s my submission. 2006 Precedent electric. High speed motor and controller, 6” lift, 23” tires on 10” wheels. We live in a golf car permissible community, so it gets a lot of non-golf use as well. Can u guess my alma mater.
  29. 2 points
    I'll still go 4-0 this week, but it is concerning how much my team has faded today. Watching Rory putt is painful.
  30. 2 points
    First round of the year! I'm on the road this weekend in Michigan's Lower Peninsula. Brought my clubs just in case a golf opportunity should arise. Low and behold, between services that I'm preaching today there was a window to go walk nine. I played a course that I've played once before, but certainly one that I can't claim is familiar to me. It was still quite muddy, in places puddly. The course is short (I think it was 6,100 from the back tees), but par 37 on the front. The only par 3 on the front is 220 yards. Because golf, that hole produced the highlight of my season so far. I had time to debate club selection while waiting for the green to clear. At 220, I was considering either my 4w or my 3h. Eventually, I decided that on the SkyTrak, a solid 3h off the tee is the perfect 220 club. It's a club that's likely going to draw for me with a neutral swing, so I aimed to the right side of the green (the pin was on the left). I committed to it, flew it pin high, and it stopped 12 feet from the hole. Birdie putt lipped out, tap in par. I'd take that every time. I ended up with my normal score: a 46, 9 over for nine holes. Bogey golf. What worked? My approach game was not bad. I hit 4 of 9 greens, which is double my normal average. I had a couple of shots in those yardages that I've struggled with 90-120 yards, and I picked the club that SkyTrak has taught me, rather than the club I think I should hit. In each of those cases, I hit the green. That was encouraging. Short game was a mixed bag. When I made crisp contact, I had better distance control than I can ever remember starting a season with. But I had a handful of badly flubbed wedge shots, hitting the mushy ground behind the ball so that it went nowhere. Putting was just bad. 19 putts, which is far above my average. Last season I hung around 32 putts per round; the season before, it was closer to 30. I think I can get back there, but was putting very defensively today. The greens were quicker than I would have guessed for this point in the season, and being unfamiliar, I was lagging most things close. Two 3-putts, a one putt, and the rest were 2 putts (almost all of which the second putt was about a foot). I think there's lots of ground to make up here, and my putting here doesn't alarm me; rather, it makes me optimistic that I played bogey golf while making only two putts longer than a foot. Off the tee was surprising: on the range, the Rogue could not go left. Guess where it went on every drive today? Stupid game. So that's still a work in progress. However, to come out of the gates in what amounts to last year's midseason form? I'll take that. The season has begun: here we go!
  31. 2 points
    The OGA (Oregon GolfAssoc) keeps your 2 lowest tournament scores as part of your handicap good 1 year. Maybe they need to be more aggressive with tournament scores when computing someone's handicap. On a similar note, I have a friend whose handicap became restricted because he went from a 6 handicap to a 12 in a short period of time. In his case, it was a medical issue and not cheating. But, it shows they do watch it. I just don't think they watch it closely enough Sent from my SM-G965U using MyGolfSpy mobile app
  32. 2 points
    I'm guessing it will include more missle launches in NJ
  33. 2 points
  34. 2 points
    Congrats testers! I'm looking forward to the reviews. Sent using the MyGolfSpy mobile app
  35. 2 points
    Wash & wax getting cart ready for golf play. Hope Doc lets me loose soon. Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  36. 2 points
    haha. The only issue I have is that I hate that yellow head cover...which means (knowing me) I'd be hunting for a nice custom head cover to go with it...and those ain't cheap!!
  37. 2 points
    The easy answer says that you find a golf instructor you like and who actually understands how to help someone like yourself. I don't know your age but that could be a factor if you are not particularly young. Youth is key and important for many things in life. Golf is no exception. Doesn't mean that if you're old (50+) that you can't learn to play reasonably well. So, what are your expectations? Break 100? 90? 80? Is that realistic? From what you've written it doesn't sound like you've ever really "been on track" but would like to get on one. I assume you shoot above 100 most if not all the time. Most people do that are starting out or folks that only play off and on like yourself. Golf isn't a sport/game where you can improve with just a few lessons. Certainly not by occasionally playing. You'll need to become very dedicated to improving incrementally and after finding someone that provides proper instruction. There's always the possibility that Golf just isn't your thing. No shame in that. Golf isn't for everybody. Best of luck.
  38. 2 points
    Yup - that's one of the first things my fitter said. Even thought he was using new Bridgestone "practice" balls - the Trackman was set to normalize the data.
  39. 2 points
    This is why most events should have both gross and Net winners.
  40. 2 points
    Hell, I'd stand there and take that punch for that.
  41. 2 points
    I'm a little confused about how to rate my round today. My gut says I putted well, with my mind going to the 2 -10 foot birdie putts I made and the 40 foot par putt. But on the flip side, I had 3 three putts and missed 2 five foot birdie putts. So I just don't know. I do think most of my misses were mis-reads, and I started the ball online most of the time. I did stand a little farther away from the ball, and that fixed my taking the putter outside the line. I'd say I putted pretty well, and am trending more toward keeping the Betti in the bag.
  42. 2 points
    Thanks to the test, I decided to try the MTB-X balls. Definitely longer with less spin off the tee than any other ball I have tried previously. Low trajectory with wedges and partial shots but plenty of spin. Very well mannered around the greens. Will be playing this the rest of 2019.
  43. 2 points
    Shoulda. Bet Patrick woulda gave you a nod. Rosey too probably.
  44. 2 points
    I played today and hit 3 different balls on a few shots to see any differences for me. The 3 balls were the Cut Grey, OnCore Elixr, and the Pro V1X. These were the only 3 balls in my bag or I would have tested more. From the tee with the driver: I did this test a few times to try to produce as similar results as possible. I managed to hit each one on the same line with the same trajectory and they all ended up within 5 yards of each other. Off the tee with a 8 iron: This is where they started to separate from each other. With similar shots the Cut rolled out 20ft off the green. The Pro V1X rolled out about 10ft while the Elixr only rolled out about 5ft. Inside 75 yards to chips just off the green: I couldn’t get the Cut to stop to save my life. However the ProV1X and the Elixr were almost identical. Putting: They all seemed fairly similar here with the edge going to the Elixr as it was slightly softer feeling and that is what I prefer. With all that said here is my take, I could play any one of these 3 balls or any other urethane/softer feeling ball. This test is a great starting point for someone looking for a ball. The key is to play the same ball all the time so YOU AS A GOLFER know how it reacts when YOU PUT YOUR SWING on it. I am also not surprised there are performance differences between brands but I am surprised there are performance differences between the same model. Quality Control issues? Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  45. 2 points
    That is the best line yet and he’s not even in the competition. Sent from my iPad using MyGolfSpy
  46. 2 points
    Finished 5th out of 9 teams in the scramble this morning. My three playing partners were all 65+ so it was pretty much up to me if we wanted a tee shot more than 200 yards. Putting handicap was pretty good considering we had 4 tries at every putt. When I was in the clubhouse enjoying an after round beverage my Ring doorbell gave me a notification of someone at my front door. Oh boy.
  47. 2 points
    I'm very interested to see how this goes especially since I had a 'full bag fitting' last year. Thinking back on how it went, it was primarily based around 6 iron and driver so in a sense it wasn't 'full bag' at all. With the focus being on the variety of clubs in the long iron to FW range I imagine we'll see some cool combinations amongst the four of us!
  48. 2 points
    I've actually gone from using 3 1/2" tees down to 2 3/4" to make up for how much lower I'm teeing the ball. I used to tee it high and let it fly now I tee it low and watch it go! I think the ASD 2 protocol is phenomenal, getting a feel for how the whole body works in concert to swing the club makes a huge difference in my game. Heck, it's the one Phil's doing every time I see him with a SuperSpeed stick in his hands. If it's good enough for Phil, it's good enough for me. [emoji16] Sent from my SM-G955U using MyGolfSpy mobile app
  49. 2 points
    Thanks so much guys. I'm still ecstatic at the idea of having a green, the reality of it is amazing. Even better, it was all my non-golfer wife's idea. [emoji4] I thought she was just teasing. I handle all of our finances and of course we discuss all. Over breakfast in February of last year she said, "I know we discuss everything but because I work hard for my money, there's something that I'd really like to have and I just don't want to leave it up to any discussion. I want it." Now, I'm thinking she's gonna say new car or something and I'm already formulating a firm defense in my mind. She dances around things some more when I ask her to just come out with it already. "I want a backyard putting green," she says assertively. I literally dropped my spoon into my bowl of cereal. I was actually insulted that she'd tease me so heartlessly about a thou-shalt-not-go-there subject. One entirely off limits to mere teasing. She wasn't and made her point very clear, so I said, "I can't believe that you wanna do this for me." She replied, "wait... no, I mean... you'll use it, right? Yeah, that's good, you should. But I just want it because it'll look nice and I have a specific vision for that space." [emoji848] I mean... [emoji1787] Whatever, she meant it and we got it. It'll be a full year soon and I still can't believe it. What's even better still??? She asked recently, "hey, do you think we should add one of those sand pits next to the green?" "Uh, yeah honey... heck yeah. I hear those sand pits are all the rage, let's do it!!!" [emoji16]
  50. 2 points
    What a great discussion - MPR articulated the only point that I would make earlier. I guess I get jacustom’s concerns but would reply don’t spend $650 on the big OEM driver. Instead of you have the 650 go get a driver custom built for yourself. Personally I wouldn’t spend $1 on any club in a touring pro’s bag except perhaps a stray putter that might fit me or Harrington’s Eye 2 wedge. Other than that the clubs would be of no value to me. Like any consumer I receive some validation from the fact that lots of guys on tour use Ping G400 drivers and Ping Irons. There are plenty of good enough balls on the market that fit my game - I just need to pick one for the upcoming season, buy 3 dozen and be done with it - probably last years TMag Tp5x although I’m considering the optic Pro V1x - then I’d get 4 dozen customized. Bottom line - I know what works for my game and am comfortable in that skin. Bridgestone makes a good golf ball - Nike did for a time too - whatever brand Tiger is using is going to be made exclusively for him and it’s not going to be the best choice for most players even those on tour. Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
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