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  1. *Disclaimer: I am happy with bogey golf. Driver was bombing it but 3 bogeys was the best that came of it. 1 FIR, 0 greenies, one ball OB, 4-three putts and a 53 on the front nine later and I’m reminded of why it’s called golf for my worst scoring round of the summer. My irons hit snap hooks allllll day long out of the middle of the clubface. And wedges were carrying10-15 yards long. Funniest bit, I didn’t lose my ball until the 9th tee shot. . But the best part is, I got to play golf today.
    10 points
  2. 72 ( par 71) 9/14 fir 10/18 gir 29 putts Played in a team match play event today at a course that I’ve only played a handful of times. I knew going in that making a lot of pars would give me a good chance to win. (He was +3 so I was getting 5 shots). 3 bogies and 2 birdies. First hole I hit 9 iron from 160 (normal 150 club) over green in the water. Took drop and made 15 footer to tie. Knew the ball was going to fly today as it was 107 but that was crazy. Next bogey was a stupid missed putt from 3 1/2 feet for a 3 putt. Two holes later I hit it OB off tee and made bogey to
    9 points
  3. Did you go to sleep? I find that every time I sleep I wake up with a new swing.
    9 points
  4. SPIN CONTROL and a HOLEOUT CHIP SHOT! Did that get your attention?! Before I start writing about the Cleveland RTX 4 wedges, I first need to acknowledge Cleveland Golf for supplying the RTX 4 wedges and to MyGolfSpy for making the testing opportunity available! My past story can be found here: from the testing I did for the 2018 Cobra Connect Challenge. The current wedges in my bag consist of the Cobra One Length wedges in 52* and 58* lofts. Not much has changed since last year. My game can be hot one week and colder than ice the next.
    8 points
  5. I am in complete agreement with this statement - it's kind of a matter of pride to GET to fix a divot that I created. It makes me wonder why muni greens have so many divots. Apparently others don't feel the same way we do.
    7 points
  6. Intro First off, have to say thank you to MGS and Cleveland for trusting me to test and review these new wedges. I have been golfing since I was about 12 years old (I’m 34 now) but up until about 3 years ago never put a lot of time or effort in to it. I would say I’ve been an avid golfer for 3 years. I live in southwest Pennsylvania and if anyone has played here you know how rarely you get to hit off a flat lie due to the hills! I am excited to test these out because wedges are not only one of my stronger parts to my game but also one of my favorites to hit with. My friends always laugh
    7 points
  7. Was also able to play around with the wedges more yesterday, absolutely in love! I have always been good with my wedges, but these I've able to drop shots in and stick a lot better. The 56* is perfect for that off the green drop it between the pin that's 5 feet in. I am seeing a little loss in distance from the CBX gen 1 wedges I normally use. Its nominal, may 8-15 yds. The impact picture is from a slowmo video of the club hitting the ball! The picture with the ball mark on the green was from about 70 out with the 56*, I was actually able to put a lot of backsp
    6 points
  8. Not sure how many of you saw this, but what a great story! Alexis Belton, a former student where I taught back in 2007, won the latest event, but not with her own clothes on her back, not with her own shoes, gloves, or even her DRIVER! Yep! Her flights got messed-up and she had to catch a ride to the location, getting in at 4am, with nothing but the clothes on her back. The WLD Tour contestants all got together and scraped-up clothes and items for her to wear during the competition. When Belton got to the finals, Phyllis Meti, the other finalist, let Alexis borrow one of her Tour Edge EXS d
    6 points
  9. A bit of an informal introduction to myself, my name is Chris and I’m from the upstate of SC. Most of my golf is also played in this area. I lurked MGS for a while, reading site news and user reviews, then finally made the plunge to become a member and donor back in January because I believe in the mission this site pushes. I’ve played golf for most of my life, but never more than 2-3 rounds, most of which were scramble tournaments and never practiced except for visiting the range the week before. I just relied on athletic ability alone and could manage to keep my game in the bogey golf ra
    6 points
  10. It’s RTX 4 Review Day!!! Introduction: First, a huge thank you to MGS and Cleveland for this amazing opportunity to take part in this review! For those of you who don’t know me, my name is Mike. This year marks 30 years of age and my 6th year of golfing. Over those 6 years, I’ve completely became a huge golf nerd! I’m blessed to have an amazing wife, and a corporate accounting job that lets me fuel the obsession. This opportunity couldn’t have come at a better time for me. This season I’ve really been exploring if my wedges are set up correctly in terms of gapping a
    6 points
  11. Was having an awesome round, we were first group on after a 2 hour lightning delay so had no one in front of us. We finished the front 9 in 1:10 and I was +5, on hole 11 we caught a group and it took us 2:30 to play the last 8 holes. Finished with an 88... The back 9 is where I usually score low. Missed a Hole in 1 by this much. I put my foot next to the hole and the ball was at the back of my instep.
    5 points
  12. Needed to post this here as well as on Twitter, because @jlukes deserves public thanks for his kindness to Kirke:
    5 points
  13. Apparently not. When I went to check in I noticed a sign on the counter asking players to repair at least 2 divots when they reach the greens. I forgot all about it while I was playing, but I did fix my own at least. All the guys I play with fix their own divots too, and one guy fixes one every time whether it's his or not.
    5 points
  14. Found this pearl on the course today. This is the closest I’ve gotten to Augusta National in my life
    5 points
  15. My dad just had this lie in our league match:
    5 points
  16. I’ve thought about not posting this, but I’m pretty proud of it, so here we go. Several years ago my home course was county ran, it was in bad financial shape, and getting ready to close for good. Several members, businessmen, and investors bought it. They divided out 100 shares for people to buy. At the time I wasn’t interested in buying one, wasn’t that interested in golf in general. They have 7 board of directors and 5 on the oversight committee. Recently I was asked if I would be interested in buying a share, I was, so I did. The next month one of the board members resigned, guess who was
    5 points
  17. won my quarter final club singles matchplay today by 6&5, sounds good but you know that game where you play badly but your opponent plays worse? and we're both single figs. Nice to win but I'd rather win by playing well as opposed to my opponent 'falling on his sword'............but I suppose I've also been there many times.
    5 points
  18. Nothing yet.... True Spec is offering FREE full bag fittings at a few locations so I have an appointment on 8/30 for a fitting.
    4 points
  19. Last night was my weekly 9 hole, co-worker scramble. We don't actually competing or anything, just out there to have fun. My driving was the highlight hitting 3 of the 6 fairways and another drive being fairway distance but just drifted a bit into the trees. I almost made it the whole round using the same ball until I hooked my drive on #8 into the woods. I just recently graduated myself from playing Wilson Duo Softs to urethane covered balls and I have definitely noticed a difference. I hit an 8 iron on a par 3 drive, and it hit the green and bounced about a foot and stopped. The Duo pr
    4 points
  20. New revision was yesterday and I went up to a 2. The 5 strokes is most I have probably ever received.
    4 points
  21. So I mentioned in my opening post here that the NX9 HD would be replacing a very cheap, generic laser range finder. Going in, I honestly wasn't sure how much difference there really would be between the sub-$100 device and the more expensive device. There is a difference. And it's not just the obvious one: the slope feature. Yesterday, I got word that my NX9 HD was needed at the MGS home office, so I boxed it up and sent it away. <sniffle> So for my league match last night, I pulled out the old range finder. Yikes. Lots of yikeses. The accuracy was fine on a clear shot; I
    4 points
  22. Was that pic of me?[emoji16] Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
    4 points
  23. Robocop on his day off maybe?
    4 points
  24. I have to chuckle at the arm band posts. I recall seeing an older guy (than me!) with an pressure band on both elbows and knee sleeves on both knees out playing golf. Hey! If it works.....
    4 points
  25. Thanks for the link, I appreciate it! On the good side - my co-worker gave me his arm band to use for a bit of the day yesterday and it made a big difference. So I bought one at CVS (and got a mile long receipt!) and wore it last night while I had to cut a number of PVC pipes and use a drill for a few hours. This morning I'm still a bit sore but it's nowhere close to what it was yesterday. I'm hopeful that a few days of the band plus ibuprofin will help. Not touching the clubs for at least a week.
    4 points
  26. nice win- it's strange reading that a 1 handicapper is receiving FIVE shots p.s shouldn't it be 4 shots? oops!
    4 points
  27. I went out and did quick session in the the short game area. Here's a quick video of a ~20 yard pitch shot. I tried to get it to hit as close to the camera as possible.
    4 points
  28. How can I simply forget how to swing a golf club in less than 12 hours. Followed up last nights decent league 9 hole round, with a very disappointing 94 today, from tees that were roughly 300 yards closer. Two of my strengths this year, driver accuracy and wedge play seemed to take the day off after working the night shift last night. After a par/bogey start I went Double from 115 yards out, then Triple from 105 yards out. it was mostly up and down from there. We did putt on freshly aerated greens--Tuesday--for the front nine, so that didn't help much, but it certainly isn't to b
    4 points
  29. Senior scramble today. I hit my irons good today. Not sure how I was putting as we had a string of 8 or so holes where I never had to putt. We shot 11 under gross (and had a bogie and made a par on one of the par 5 holes). Only had one eagle putt and we missed that one. Still gun shy with my driver, but hit the hybrids well (my 3 hybrid was the shot that setup the eagle putt (15 feet or so).
    3 points
  30. It was demolished by 14 firefighters good luck with left overs
    3 points
  31. When I walk onto a green my Divot Tool is ready to go wether it’s mine or anyone else’s. I hate unfixed divots !! Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
    3 points
  32. Forsgate CC, NJ: Palmer Course
    3 points
  33. That last sentence is the key. A bad day on the course is better than a good day at the office.
    3 points
  34. We humbly request free samples
    3 points
  35. And for those of us (many decades ago) who had to read George Orwell's book 1984 .....we thought the things in the book were outrageous. They're pretty sublime compared to what goes on today.
    3 points
  36. I'm sorry but the replacement irons may need to stay in the bag for me. Today I played the back tees from my course in preparation for the club championship this weekend. The round went extremely well and shot a rock solid 75 from the back tees (around 6700 yards) at my home course. I love my Cobra driver, fairway, hybrids, and wedges, but I think I'm sold on the Mizuno JPX 919 Forged irons. With today's 75 I also am trending to my lowest handicap ever; down to a 4.6. 90% of the credit goes to the amazing Cobra lineup with a special shout out to Evnroll putters and Mizuno irons. Than
    3 points
  37. Hello everyone. New member here. I haven’t played a round of golf in 14 seasons. Not because of marriage or a job.Just got fed up with the elitist crap that golf is mostly about.Was an extremely avid golfer for 20 plus years before that.One day I just had enough of the a holes that play this game and walked away. Slowly getting back into it and found this site researching equipment. Please be patient with my posts since I’ve been away from this game for so long. thanks for letting me join. Dan
    3 points
  38. Sometimes it seems as if a different person has invaded my body - I think that’s how. [emoji6] Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
    3 points
  39. I hear ya! Just gotta keep the short memory and the longer term trend in the right direction, but man is it testing on some days. My last two rounds have been a 77 and then 89. Working shots in both directions and firing at pins one day, and two-way misses and 4 tee shots OB a few days later. WTF! Two rounds coming up this weekend though, so on to the next...
    3 points
  40. ... First rule of competition: Find a way to win. Congrats and good luck the rest of the way!
    3 points
  41. My Crohn’s/IBS situation is ridiculous. I can’t find ANYTHING bland enough, or “gluten-free” enough, etc, that doesn’t mess up my gut. Every day, some kind of pain or discomfort. Ridiculous. Dr has no answers.... Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
    3 points
  42. Here's some numbers from my sim sesh. The distances surprised me, and the spin rates seem low, but when I did driver, spin was 3xxx to low 4xxx, so who knows. I cant say whether the numbers are right, but we can compare their differences so here they are PW: AMP Cell Pro wins for flag hunting, but the Black Cat is not far behind. C300 wins outright distance but less accurate and less stopping power. 7i: it looks like C300 wins out, especially in distance. The Black Cat here is not bad though, and look at that 2nd shot! I recall the feel of that shot bei
    3 points
  43. I videoed myself putting for the micro target. 7 minutes of viewing pleasure. I couldn’t get it to upload, hopefully I can split it and get it loaded. Absolutely agree that the micro target is the way to go. Being disappointed after missing the micro target by a millimetre whilst making 80-100 consecutive putts is an interesting feeling. The narrowed focus that comes with using the micro target is great. Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
    2 points
  44. I saw Alexis in our airport last week. She’s such a nice girl! She’s also splitting time between the Symetra (?) Tour and the WLD. She has a busy schedule!!!! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
    2 points
  45. Day 399 As with yesterday, 20 shots with the 6i. When I try not to blast the shot, my results are really better. I have had good ball speeds, for me, consistently in the upper 90's. Distances today were averaging 160 and direction was fairly good, with one not too bad hook. By saying "not blasting", I mean not trying to add more raw force and sheer muscle to my actions. I also accept that the numbers above as what will be my normal full shot for the club. Yes, many get greater distances but for me, an older duffer, having a very consistent result allows me plan for when a
    2 points
  46. They are for now. I have another shaft for the 4 hybrid coming just to see if all of this is just psychological too. I’m going to run with them the rest of the summer and see. But there are days that I really miss my Heavenwood but I do see the potential with the 410 line. Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
    2 points
  47. Feel bad for "loving" a post about a bad round, but love this last sentence. I'm in the same boat with my scores lately - some disappointing ones that would have been big wins in April. Keep chipping away. Things will click again in no time.
    2 points
  48. ... You will get differing opinions from those of us that have suffered this insidious injury. Close to 20 years ago I decided to master the knockdown shot. It was fall in windy Chicago and almost all courses stop watering, so everything was hard and fast. I hit knockdown irons off every tee and every full shot I played. The good news is I became very proficient at knocking the ball down in the wind. The bad news is I developed some nasty elbow tendonitis. Started similar to you with some discomfort and I took ibuprofen and played thru the pain. It kept getting worse until I just couldn't play
    2 points
  49. Exactly. Using the micro-target increases the challenge so much that you really feel a payoff when you hit that target. Making 30 straight 3 footers is a great drill, but there's not that great a feeling of success when you complete it. So unless you're really driven, you're going to make every excuse not to do that drill. Hitting the micro-target feels so good that you don't notice you've just hit (and made) 30 or more 3 footers. Even if you hit the MT in a couple of putts once in a while, you'll have plenty of nights where it takes 50 tries to make it. The gate drill is pretty chal
    2 points
  50. Another 2” rain last night but tried 9 this morning anyway. CPO again. This is getting very old. Didn’t play that bad, irons were very good (did I mention I love the Mizzie’s!). When courses are this messy really can’t keep score but around 42-43. No roll at all and had to move ball due to “casual ponds” in some areas. Almost forgot the ridiculous high dew point and 95% humidity. Still better than staying home.[emoji12] Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
    2 points
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