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  1. 4 points
    He's really getting dialed in.
  2. 4 points
    Got a V/M from the golf shop that my Mizuno irons were in, one week early! Not a surprise but I could tell from 20’ away that they were RH. All the paperwork was correct LH clearly stated. I can’t count how many times this has happened. They are trying to get my clubs by Tuesday that would be great. Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  3. 4 points
    I just got back from spending a couple hours at the practice green, mainly focusing on putts of 10 feet and shorter. Some trends are starting to develop, but I don't want to spoil it until I get more time on the green. I will say early results suggest the Stroke Lab has a fight on its hands. This may change as I get further away, we'll see. I'm sure a little bit is due to my comfort level with my Ping.
  4. 3 points
    Tease for my round report for Monday... I suck at golf
  5. 3 points
    Taking a new approach to practice. Shorter but more frequent sessions that end when I accomplish what I set out to do.
  6. 3 points
    Hit half a bucket. Hit it so well that I walked away and left half of my balls.
  7. 2 points
    Got to hit one a few times. (Both regular and sub zero) it’s a good feeling and sounding driver. Early testing says it might be a good fit for me especially considering the price against my other favorite right now the cobra f9. A few more days of testing should lock it down. [emoji23] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. 2 points
    Unfortunately no golf for me this weekend. We're heading to the inlaws for a Father's Day get together. I'll try to socialize but more likely than not I'll be sitting in front of a TV watching the US Open.
  9. 2 points
    I've watch the interaction between Spieth and Greller over the past several tournaments. When the camera is on them after a shot, Jordan is talking and Greller doesn't say a word; not looking at him, not shaking his head, nothing. Jordan just keeps talking. Other than Greller doing his caddie duties, I don't see much discussion between them; it's all one way conversation.
  10. 2 points
    Whoo hoo!! Welcome to the club. Feels pretty good doesn't it!
  11. 2 points
    I think that a lot of the distance changes depends on where the distance actually falls. My home course I consider short (6399) but it has 2 par 3's over 200 yards, par is a great score and bogey is the average. With my game distance is not usually an issue so I don't expect a whole lot of increase in score when playing a longer course. On the flip side of that if you play a course that leaves you a lot of half shots or feel shots and you struggle with those it can make scoring more difficult than a course that would be longer but leaves you full shots into greens.
  12. 2 points
    Ran to the course and hit a small bucket, and played 9. I hit two drives on the holes I could to test the TS3 vs LST. What I discovered is the TS3’s shaft is not counterweighted, but the Ping is. Feel-wise, I’ve never liked a “head heavy” driver set-up as I’m very inconsistent with those. Sure enough, that’s what showed-up again today. Switching between the two proved futile. I’m just going to have to wait until my swing gets in-shape and I can do a fitting. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  13. 2 points
    So far they both feel amazing when you middle them and feel similar in miss hits. The Mizunos apparently sound "softer". The biggest difference so far is the Cobras stay straighter and fly further on miss hits. I hit one shot that felt like a high toe so I walked to where it would have been if it was the Mizuno and it wasn't there. I followed the same line and it was 40 yards further on
  14. 2 points
    Happy Father's Day to me! These have to be better than the cut blue, right? Sent from my Moto Z3 Play using MyGolfSpy mobile app
  15. 1 point
    Hello! This is my first review on the site and since I recently purchased one of the new Hogan Equalizer Sand Wedges (56) I thought it was the perfect item to try reviewing. I have had it now for two weeks and have played 4 rounds with it. I decided to purchase it for two main reasons: 1) I have always loved Hogan products and my Apex SW wasn't really doing it for me. 2) I appreciate this companies approach in lowering the cost by being factory direct. The downside of that of course is that I didn't try it before I bought it but I believe they have a good return policy. The wedge cost $105-USD plus shipping. I live in Canada and received it in about 10 days. It was very well packed and arrived in perfect condition. I ordered it with the recoil shaft, reg flex to match the rest of my irons. There was no up-charge for that which was nice. I got it in chrome but it is also available in black. You can also get it in a variety of lie and lofts to fit your swing. I got it in Standard/Standard. Unfortunately you can't get any different types of grinds at this point, and I did ask. Guys, I love the look of this club! They did a great job on the design front and you can tell they care about what they do, it's not just talk. In these two pictures below you can see there are some dings already on the club from moving in my bag. The folks at Hogan do include a warning that the type of steel they are using is very soft and will ding easily. They were correct and I think that in a few months this club will look pretty beaten up. They suggest iron head covers lol. Noooooooo.... Performance: I am currently learning golf again left handed due to a bad back injury (it's easier on my back swinging left) however I am hitting some good shots and this club has been performing great. Maybe better than all my other clubs. The feel is just fantastic (like butta) and I have an easy time judging distance. Out of the sand it worked well also, although I haven't been in many traps yet. They do not give you any options for grips, you have to take the Lamkin they give you although you can get it over-sized or standard which is nice. It looks fantastic (love the "Hogan" logo) but I can't stand this type of grip. I use Winn Excel Wraps which are totally different but to each their own on that. I'll be replacing it tomorrow. Value: Excellent! My other top wedge choice was a Callaway Mack Daddy that would have cost me almost exactly double of what I paid for this Hogan, even after shipping. Overall I give this wedge an 8.5/10 - It doesn't get a 10/10 because of the lack of grip and bounce/grind options and also the fact that it is not going to look very good in a year or two. You get that feel though so very worth it to me!
  16. 1 point
    It's funny, but for a brief period of time Pinnacle's, like Molitor, were the rage. I remember playing with my Dad and his foursome buddies in the 70's and they all played these balls.
  17. 1 point
    I was just fit into these irons and wedges and I am definitely a believer in getting fitted now Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  18. 1 point
    Lots of good information on here. So far here is what I’ve taken to the range to help my game. First I stopped hitting the same club more than 3 times. I think most people have a tendency to grab a club and hit 5-10 shots, often at the same target. I watch people do it all the time. I know I did. Nothing like what you do on the course. I’m also changing my target. I like the idea of randomizing practice. I guess the theme is practice like you play. On course you’re always having different looks and different clubs from shot to shot. I used to work through my bag from short to long clubs. Now I’ve started randomizing and bouncing around. That has helped me break out of my hot/cold play with certain clubs. I’m only a few weeks into this new strategy but I played yesterday and i definitely noticed a difference. I played great on the front with a good balance between my long and short clubs. I was actually striking my irons the best I can remember and still hitting my woods well. Then on the back I kind of lost my woods. My great strikes with my irons turned into low bullets with my driver. That left me way short off the tee and cost me a handful of strokes. That being said, I’m happy with the progress I’ve made and think I’m headed down the right track. Also, to make a point about the full swing vs short game debate. The more I play, the more I believe the full swing is the key for the average golfer. My last 2 rounds I’ve battled my full swing, shot 99 and 100. Not nearly my best, certainly not my worst. Yet I’ve had 31 and 28 putts. Likewise, my best rounds this year, 90 and 92, came with 33 and 36 putts. I can’t argue with those facts. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  19. 1 point
    There’s no substitute for a good fitter who isn’t afraid to put player A in brand x because he knows the characteristics and that OEM squared with that player’s swing type and then when Player B arrives he’s on to a different brand because those will tend to fit that guy. Ironically I played better with the C100’s than I did the 200’s. I had an interesting shaft in the C100’s which may have accounted for that. Loved that shaft - it wasn’t available in the C200. I preferred the C200’s look but in retrospect the C100 was a better club for me. Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  20. 1 point
    Traveling to the Florida gulf coast today boys. So I'll be MIA until tonight probably. And off and on the rest of the week.
  21. 1 point
    Beautiful. Nuff said. Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  22. 1 point
    I just am getting through this thread and wanted to add my experience here as well. I purchased a demo set of C300s in December and immediately had the badges fall out of two clubs after a few indoor range sessions. Wilson Customer Service would not honor the warranty because I purchased the clubs used, but Diamond Tour Golf (where I purchased them) put me in touch with a sales rep who got the two clubs replaced. Fast forward a month or so and the badges came out of the replacement clubs, too! I contacted the sales rep again and this time they ordered me a brand new set. Last month at the range I was hitting the 5 iron and noticed a weird sound. The badge almost was completely detached, again! This time I caught it before it came completely loose. I took a heat gun and clamp to it, and it hasn't come loose since. Although, now I refuse to hit my 5 iron at the range. I really like the clubs, but there is something definitely wrong with the adhesive they use to hold the badges on. I have not had issues with paintfill, and the sole wear has been minimal for me. Just wanted to add my two cents...
  23. 1 point
    Played my first round with a 2019 Z Star, just got 4 dozen on the BOGO offer. Really good results for distance, spin around the greens, VERY good performance in the wind (10-15mph that day). Gonna be my go to ball except in the coolest of conditions when the Q Star Tour will take over. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  24. 1 point
    I tend to agree with this. Any par 3 over 200 and I am no longer thinking birdie. I’m thinking let’s make par and move on. I’m not the longest hitter in the world but even a 550-600 yard par 5 still has me thinking birdie. Simply because a decent driver and 5 wood (I don’t use a 3w) showed have me inside 150 for my 3rd. Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  25. 1 point
    Did Rory just chunk that?!
  26. 1 point
    Sent from my SM-G955U using MyGolfSpy mobile app
  27. 1 point
    Which is kind of amazing considering his background. A former school teacher from WA with a passion for golf. Toted JT's clubs when he was an ametuer and met JS through JT. Now, his bank almost $5M larger than when he was earning $50k/yr, one of the best known PGA tour caddies.
  28. 1 point
    How long have you been playing golf? What’s your handicap or normal score? I’v been playing golf since college where I was introduced to the game. I’m retired now and enjoy my days either playing golf or officiating (Rules Offical) the game at various tournaments including a US Open Qualifier and US Senior Open Qualifier. What do you love about golf? The challenge of you against the course and the elements. What brings you to MyGolfSpy? Do you already know any other Spies? I’ve seen some interesting videos from MyGolfSpy that I found of interest that benefit me on IG. I thought why not participate and contribute vs sitting on the sidelines... give back and help!!! Where are you from? What is your home course? I’m from Texas, but reside in Noblesville, IN. where I live on a Jack Nicholas design course (Sagamore Golf Club). It’s a tough course!!! What are the best and worst things about golf in your region? The great thing about golf in this region (greater Indianapolis Area) is the number of golf courses to choose from. I don’t see any down sides to golfing in the area! #positiveattitude What do you do for a living? I’m retired and spend my days Playing Golf, Officiating Golf, Watching Golf or Mentoring young Professional/Individuals in their careers or positive direction in life. How’d you pick your user name? My user name describes where I spend my time.... involved in the game of Golf. Playing or Officiating.
  29. 1 point
    Going to try out the Mizuno golf balls. Good company and going to see if their golf balls are as good as other items.
  30. 1 point
    Just got a family game that asks a bunch of "would you rather" questions, and thought that a golf version of this would be fun. Looks like @hckymeyer beat me to the idea—four years ago! So let's do a throwback Friday! I think it's fine for this thread to be chaotic: throw out topics, reply to others. And I think a measure of absurdity can be fun with these! So I'll offer a few: Would you rather play golf with no depth perception (and no distance aids), or with only one arm? Would you rather have a helping breeze on every shot, or have friendly trees that knock your ball back in play? Would you rather have the starter tell you that the round is going to be six hours, or that somewhere on the course, there's a bear in the woods?
  31. 1 point
    Not a chance in hell. The F9’s are now my obsession. I’m Sméagol slowly becoming Gollum, but with F9’s instead of a ring with my crazed obsessiveness. Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  32. 1 point
    Good stuff Kenny! Wow! 101 already??! Way too early for that sh**!
  33. 1 point
    No extra entries for me at this link https://www.globalgolf.com/contest/ ELIGIBILITY: OPEN ONLY TO RESIDENTS OF THE 50 UNITED STATES AND THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, AGES 18 OR OLDER.
  34. 1 point
    Heyo everyone! Glad I finally took to plunge to join the community and I'm excited to both contribute and learn....hopefully my tendency to pull the occasional 3-footer isn't contagious via web. I've been I semi-regular lurker and have definitely leaned on the braintrust to make some decisions, avoid buyer's remorse, and stay in the know. I started playing golf at around 10 years old, played in high school, but for some unknown reason took a 10 year hiatus. Fortunately, the combo of transplanting to California (Los Angeles) from Chicago and having a couple buddies that are avid golfers rekindled my love for the sport. With some practice and frequency I've been able to shake most of the rust off and typically post high 70s to low 80s, but don't have a GHIN yet - it's on the to do list. Golf is just a perfect combination of escape, focus, patience, and (controlled) frustration. Very few things in life wipe away angst like a pure shot that feels like hitting a soft stick of butter and behaves exactly as you'd expect in the air. Golf is creative and a form of self expression. From the attire, to the unique swing moves, the the equipment, to the shot choice - everyone has something that makes their game "theirs" - and spending a couple hours with buddies sans phones is like a weekly vacation. As I mentioned, I'm familiar with MyGolfSpy to the extent that it's been a huge help on deciding which way to lean on equipment. Unfortunately, I don't know anyone else on site, but am looking forward to changing that. I'm typically golfing with a few friends at Industry Hills, Los Robles, Moorepark Country Club, but have no problem at all ripping off a quick 9 at Penmar when time is a little tight. As is the case with most things in LA, wish there was less of a commute to get out on the links, but if that first tee ball doesn't go OB and the sun is shining on my wedges ...it's all worth it. I started a digital strategy / consulting company, which gives the fortune to have a little more flexibility in my schedule so yes, I have occasionally played a Tuesday 18. Excited to get to know you peeps a bit more and hopefully help some fellow lurkers not only get the info they need, but make the transition to Spy! Hit em straight. From CA, LAGolfer
  35. 1 point
    Reminds me of a tablecloth my mom and dad had back in the 1950's. LOL
  36. 1 point
    we have a group of 8 headed to Ireland and Scotland next month. How was the weather for you and any information you think is valuable to someone that has never been nor golfed in that area?
  37. 1 point
    They make more lofted fairway woods. Heavenwood is 20*, get a 9 or 11 wood instead of a hybrid. Some people just hit fairway woods better than hybrids.
  38. 1 point
    I just pulled the trigger on a like new Bettinardi Arm Lock for under $200. Picking it up today and they will make the needed adjustments for me at the shop when I arrive. So I guess the biggest thing is 2 inches under the elbow for length, get the lie angle right and then adjust loft accordingly?
  39. 1 point
    Bob Hope said... "I went out golfing to shoot my age. I ended up shooting my weight instead."
  40. 1 point
    Getting a little faster at this each time. Here's your link for the #SpyStaffSlam picks: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1RRiDBlLOeOQpB9jIKbyNsXvDbfW6qzXq-5l7Q-9izhw Good luck everyone!
  41. 1 point
    Went out for 9 yesterday. Shot a 47. 3 putted twice. 3 double bogies. So many missed opportunities. I would love to have a @Bucky CC type score to report, but it's not in the cards yet. I am loving the challenge to get to that level though. Loving the Cobras on the course. Throughout the bag, I don't ever feel like it is difficult to make clean contact with the ball, even in the thickest rough. When I stop leaving my club face open, I love the ball flight and results. Was the perfect after work 9. The weather was beautiful and the course, Rackham Golf Course, is a Donald Ross design so it challenges you to think throughout, which I really enjoyed.
  42. 1 point
    We have chickens in our back garden so this picture was fun to paint. Even the animals can photo bomb. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  43. 1 point
    Great stories!! In 1993 the year after In started playing golf, I was at the TPC Scottsdale course and had lunch with Tom Weiskopf... well, he was at the next table. I didn't try to talk to him because I knew about his temper, and he scared me. In 2012 my wife and I were in Palm Springs and attended the Humana Challenge at La Quinta. I briefly chatted with Rocco Mediate as he was headed to the 1st tee from the putting green. Love Rocco!! Then that night my wife and I had dinner at a steak restaurant with Rory Sabbatini and his wife... well, again they were at the next table. He was very nice, and nothing like his on course personality which I don't care for, but maybe that was because his wife was there.
  44. 1 point
    Ok, I’ll fill you guys in on my secret. I don’t think she’s on here... if she is, she’s a better spy than me. My original proposal was terrible, we were in a huge fight and I just threw the ring at her from across the room and said blanking marry me. So, I am going to get the kids to help me make it right, and on the 5th night, 1 day for each kid to give little cues... I’m going to “go for a run” around sunset and have the kids lure their mom to the beach where I’ll be waiting. Then hopefully we can plan our vow renewal ceremony right on our beach. She’s wanted a beach wedding for ever with her dress cut shorter.... Perfect chance!
  45. 1 point
    This is the best part!!
  46. 1 point
    I have 2 dozen sitting on the sidelines as I go thru MTB-X testing. Deal was too good to pass up. Sent from my iPad using MyGolfSpy
  47. 1 point
    That's what I've been playing this year so far. Let me know what you think about durability. I've had a few wedge shots that ripped up the cover pretty quickly. Other than that I love this ball.
  48. 1 point
    That might be a little to specific. But it would make a great thread in the Courses sub forum!!
  49. 1 point
    Like others, my definition of good continues to change. For the purpose of your question, and where you are in your golf journey, I'll share my first definition of good. Don't lose too many balls Don't hold up the players behind me Play a full round without mulligans Know most of the rules Know my distances (roughly) Notice how none of those had to do with score. Of course score mattered, but not as much as getting the basics right. If you stack those on each other, they'll add up to reasonable scores and you can move onto your next definition of good. Now that that's out of the way, it took me until my second season to break that first layer of good (now on my 9th). I practiced a lot, read a lot, and tried to play with purposes in mind. I was never really the type to get hammered with the bros on the course and screw around. Still not. Good luck in your journey! Hope we get to hear more as you progress.
  50. 1 point
    Can you change mine to broke a golf cart? I've done it 4 times, unfortunately it's been my own every time. Technically 2 weren't my fault and the other 2 it was only really really stuck.
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