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  1. Took the day off of work, and I am sooooo glad I did! Walked 18 holes this morning and then did another nine this afternoon. Morning 18 - 41/38 = 79 (+7) - 7/15 FIR - 9/18 GIR (2 birdies, though one was a chip-in) - 34 Putts (2 3-putts, 13 2-putts, 2 1-putts, 1 chip-in) - 3:00 Round Time (Got caught behind a shotgun start group on 16, 17 and 18...) I finally broke 80! I really got off to a shaky start this morning, hit two not great six irons on the second hole, but before I knew it I was even after a birdie on No. 5. I doubled the par 3 sixth a
    11 points
  2. 75 8/14 fir 11/18 gir 32 putts Couldn’t make a putt to save my life. Hit it ok not great but definitely passable. Did have 2 bad swings that resulted in a penalty stroke each. All in all still solid and trending in the right direction.
    11 points
  3. Today has been a trying day. First I backed into someone and caused a bunch of damage to my vehicle. I haven’t been in an accident since I started driving. So I was extremely embarrassed and shocked that I could possibly back into a parked car... [emoji15] Then 5 seconds after I asked my boys to stop rough housing they shattered a big slider window, and one of my sons is in the ER right now getting stitches on his hip/butt... thankfully it wasn’t his face or a major artery/vein. Definitely will be going inside at any signs of a thunderstorm from now on. Tell your kids you love them peo
    11 points
  4. 39-39, 78 with 31 putts. I seem quite stuck at 5- just keep having an errant shot here and there
    10 points
  5. Wilson D7 Irons, Stage One: JohnSmalls (8/21/2019) Hi, I am John! I live and play most of my golf in upstate South Carolina at Spring Lake Country Club which is just south of Charlotte, NC. I grew up doing a variety of things from going on camping trips to playing just about everything that could be considered a game. My grandma enjoyed golf and her husband was an avid golfer along with being one of the first members at the club in my hometown. Sadly he passed away before I was born, but there was always golf equipment laying around my grandma’s house. Her broth
    10 points
  6. Hi everyone! It's an honor for an old duffer like myself to be a member of such a fine community as this. Ive learned alot since I've been here just reading your posts about golf equipment and about golf in general. I hope to be able to keep up with the high quality of reviews. I would like to thank MyGOLFSPY and WILSON for the opportunity to test and review the new line of Wilson D7 Irons. And also thanks to my lovely wife for her years of patience with me as I've tried to hit that #%!* white ball around the course! So a little bit about myself. I'm a retired Chicago Police Serge
    8 points
  7. ... Crazy game huh? Sometimes I come home thinking I will take a week off I played so badly and my swing felt so foreign after shooting a 73. Other days I come home thinking I should have tried to qualify for a Champions Tour event after shooting a 73 but everything felt effortless and I just missed some putts. ... I am reminded of the comment (I can't remember who said it) that he was struggling badly with his swing so he took the rounds before playing off and just showed up Thursday with no practice and played. He won that week. He did it again the next week and won vowing to NEVER wo
    7 points
  8. Played two days ago and forgot to update the forum. I usually only have time for 9 as I play after work but anyways, here it goes. Drove the ball decent just need to minimize my misses as per usual. Iron play was decent, I blocked a shot or two but aside from that, striking everything solid. Wedge play was fairly decent. I really struggle with putting as this was the main struggle of my round. I should not have 2 3 putts in a 9 hole round. That and my big misses are what leads to a score exponentially higher than what it should be. I hope to break par once more this year as I know I can do it,
    7 points
  9. 46/39 at Bridger Creek in Bozeman. Another Jekyll & Hyde round. On the front, I had 3 OB drives in succession . All three were literally within a foot of the marker... one a mere golf ball in diameter out... really! Two were fades that just ran far enough and one that ran straight through the hard dog leg on a drilled straight as an arrow drive (I was trying to cut the corner and didn't). I've had quite a few of these "tale of two nine's" rounds this year. Not sure what the heck causes that. Anyone else suffer these and figured out a remedy?
    7 points
  10. I was lucky enough to be a pre-release tester for Golf Pride with the new MicroSuede grip, been using it for the past couple weeks on my driver. Right now I use the Tour Wrap 2G, which I like for the tackiness. The MicroSuede is just as grippy, but not in a sticky/tacky grip way, the new material just provides a lot of traction, as well as a nice soft feel. The main draw for me in this grip is the moisture management. Even in the height of a NC summer day with 90% humidity, no amount of sweat seemed to matter. I did also spray the grip with water to simulate rain, and it still maintains th
    6 points
  11. I think, I should just pencil in -5 right now and save the aggravation of doing the math.
    6 points
  12. Played again. Still Bad........... Great course however. Outside of Columbus Ohio about 40 minutes called The Virtues Golf Club. Last two rounds have been really bad 85's. The only thing getting me through is that I can play this terrible and muster a round in the mid 80's. Thought I was trending down, but maybe not. Hope everyone else is faring well and playing great.
    6 points
  13. Hey John. Was that video done in front of a mirror? Something looks odd (backwards) and I cannot put my finger on it . I wanted to add these into my recent, rather long winded, iron testing but could not find any. I really like the look of them and that Wilson is back in the game. Golf just isn't golf without them being part of the tapestry. Have fun and throw a few HR's in the evaluation - certainly that has to be a consideration going into the 2020 HRC and unseating Mr. @sirchunksalot
    6 points
  14. Wait - what - no video
    6 points
  15. Chicks dig stitches...when he gets older, the story will change to "I took on two robbers trying to steal my PS4 so let them have it!". Seriously though, glad they are both ok. As for the backing up thing, we've all done it. I backed up my minivan into a tree (while looking at the backup camera, lol). Had to get the last inch or two of parking). Now, just like my putts, I'm leaving everything short because I don't want to do it again....so if you see a minivan that's only 2/3 into a parking spot, chances are it might be me MDGolfHacker
    6 points
  16. Next time I wear my Puma hat and shirt I’ll snap a pic. I haven’t been on here much lately, 10 or so weeks of this challenge will do that to ya. I’ve been struggling lately with my driver, no big secret there, so today I had an impromptu lesson with just my driver. Turns out I was starting my hips to soon and causing me to leave the face open. 2 minutes later, launching them right down the middle. Funny how someone can look at 3-4 swings and tell you one little thing to do that improves everything. Now, can I transfer what I learned tonight to the tee box, we’ll just have to see. Sent fr
    6 points
  17. Had one of those mysterious brown boxes at the house today. Is it too late to join the Cobra club? Thank you MGS mods and Cobra for the unbelievable prize! I cannot wait to get this bomber out on the course!
    6 points
  18. OK .. good news.... But first... A really big THANKS!!! to everyone on here (and there are two in particular) who has offered me encouragement along the way. Next... the disclaimers: - a short, relatively easy course - 9-hole Par 35; 2,624 yds from the Forward tees; 65.1 / 110 Finished @ +7 .. better than bogey golf!! (...which has been my continuing quest the past few seasons) 4 Pars .. 4 GIRs 3 Bogeys 2 Doubles No penalties (finished with the same ball I started with!) 1 x 2-chip 1 x 3-putt Didn't count fairways hit but was in, or was just on the
    5 points
  19. I don’t necessarily agree. While the shaft may supply the power thru loading/unloading it’s more of a tuning mechanism to optimize launch conditions. Getting the right loft so that launch is in the right window is more important. The shaft can then be used to tweak the launch and spin and feel. I don’t agree that any shaft can be plugged into any head. I’ve been to several fittings and something like the hzrdus yellow has worked in a few heads but didn’t work in a couple others. Same for iron shafts. Kbs $ taper worked in some heads while not so much in others.
    5 points
  20. I could live with being stuck at 5.
    5 points
  21. Where do we start? That was a lot of fun this week at the Illinois Mid-Amateur Championship at Stonebridge CC in Aurora, IL. The golf course design is very well done as most of the tee shots look narrower than they actually are. I did not have the opportunity to play a practice round this week, but thanks to google earth I had a good idea what to expect. Most of the fairways were 35+ yards wide with another 10-15 before any real trouble unless there was water on the hole. My first round I started on the 10th tee. I hit a poor wedge into this green but was able to get up and down.
    5 points
  22. Stage one is up! See if you guys can find the two abnormalities in my post.
    5 points
  23. Look what arrived yesterday! I almost bought the exact same pair of shoes about a month ago but held off in the hopes that I would finish near the top and get lucky with the Cobra/Puma prize. All of these look fantastic; they really 'blue' my mind with the choices. Admit it, that was a pretty good dad pun.
    5 points
  24. Got invited to play Fresh Meadow CC today and actually played well with a +2 74. I generally don’t putt well their for whatever reason and rolled it really well today. Made kick in birds on 3 and 12 which are handicap holes 1 and 2 on the track. On 3 I hit a six iron from the left rough that was almost jarred. Three more days of golf to go before I have to head back to work. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    4 points
  25. I understand that the FedEx Cup playoffs are for the players that played consistent golf throughout the year, but IMHO it can't be called the Tour Championship anymore. Not when Major champions Tiger Woods and Shane Lowry aren’t playing, and 11 non-winners are. Call it playing for the FedEx Cup, but it is NOT the Tour Championship.
    4 points
  26. Driver heads have varying levels of fade/draw bias which may "work" for everyone but certain players would be better served by 1 bias versus the other. Even more of an issue with high or normal spin heads versus lower spinning models. There are a few drivers that have the same stock Tensei and Project X shafts this year... Go test a few out and see if your trackman numbers are the same. I would bet the EPIC flash, M5, and G410 perform noticeably different for most people. Fitting only for shaft and ignoring head doesn't make sense.
    4 points
  27. Yes to the first part, no to the second
    4 points
  28. After two weeks of arranging a lift and a trailer to haul brush, I’ve finally cleared away 6 mature Maples from my house. Don’t let anyone tell you that cutting down trees is easy work...and as far as golf goes, they’re definitely not 90% air. The original builder and owners of the home we now live in loved trees. When we moved in, there were 16 mature maple, Linden and pine trees around the property. They severely limited sun and airflow and it was taking a toll on my shingles.
    4 points
  29. One of my daughters went through a sliding glass door from our kitchen to the deck (when I was married). She only suffered a "scratch" from it, thankfully. Things can always be worse. This too, will pass, Shankster.
    4 points
  30. Wowser what a day! Like you said it's a blessing that your son did not get hurt worse. Prayers with him for a quick recovery.
    4 points
  31. Whoa. That must have been excruciating. You’re right. I left or tried to leave a few minutes early to get home to take the kids to their open house. My car has backup sensors, camera and all. The sensors didn’t go off, and I relied on my old ways and used the mirror. The car was hidden by the DVD player screen and a head rest....
    4 points
  32. Sexy definition: sexually suggestive or stimulating : erotic ... You guys are clearly doing things with clubs that I want to know nothing about.
    4 points
  33. Thanks Rick. All of my kids were shocked. They didn’t realize how badly they could get hurt from a window. They know now.
    4 points
  34. I ended up retiring this ball today after 88 holes played. I shot 18 hole rounds of 82, 80 and 79 with it, so I figured it deserved a spot on my "trophy" shelf at work. There was definitely more cover damage on the ball than in this picture, but she still flew straight and true for me. I love this ball. During my work scramble last week, I played MTB Blacks as I have a dozen or so left. They definitely are a different feeling ball compared to the MTB-X. The Blacks are definitely softer off the driver and irons. They feel the same when putting in my opinion. I personally find the
    3 points
  35. Played Kickingbird Golf Club in Edmond today - the course was in great shape - we had a bit of rain this morning so the greens were receptive and the course was mostly empty. Played in 2 hours and 10 mins and I hit the ball so well. I was working the ball both ways and I have been struggling a bit with that lately. I didn't make a putt on the front even though I was putting beautifully. I knew if I was patient they would drop. I did make one birdie on the front due to a chip-in. I hit a really poor shot on the par 3 3rd - I was pitching over a bunker and it went in but I was so frustrated over
    3 points
  36. Been a heck of a year for me to get back into golf. 14 clubs Bag Ball Distance device Glove Shoes Wildcard I'll save the forum the word fort it would require to explain, but new irons, new 3w, new putter, new bag, new shoes, new glove, new ball, so on and so forth. 2/14 club points 0/4 bag, ball, glove, shoes points 0/1 Distance Device (18Birdies GPS app) 1/1 Wildcard. Tees, ball marker, and underwear are all the same. 3/20 points.
    3 points
  37. I just checked.....I have 87 cents change in my bag as of today. OK, I admit that I didn't read the rules. I lost track of my points as the only thing I started the year out with and still use is the bag and my 3 wood. Driver, if you don't count a new shaft.
    3 points
  38. Looks like I'm going to have to get ready to defend my title. Sent from my SM-G955U using MyGolfSpy mobile app
    3 points
  39. Ha best meme of the day. Strangely, I was just thinking how much the F9 in white with a black shaft reminded me of a storm trooper. Let's just hope I am more accurate with it than our friends in white armo(u)r.
    3 points
  40. I really appreciate that. I still don't know if I deserve it, but I am really excited to go smash some golf balls with it. It's gonna be a title fight between it and the G400. I'll write a review of it in a couple of months. Thanks to @chisag, I've got a shaft comparison to do on course with it too.
    3 points
  41. Had a good workout today
    3 points
  42. John and Steve, loved those Stage 1's! Nice job. Steve, thanks for your service, I imagine that had to be a very interesting career in Chicago. I love the city, just haven't been there too often. I'll actually be a couple hours north of you next week, too bad I don't have an extra day, to come down and get a round in with you!
    3 points
  43. Theoretically all drivers are equal on perfect shots. There are things outside the shaft that influence and may make one driver better than another for you. Things like weight distribution, total weight, lie angle, where you miss, and the influence the look of the driver has on you swing. Some of those you can adjust and some you can’t. Shaft will help consistency and dispersion but won’t necessarily make a head that isn’t ideal for you work better. For example a lightweight XXIO driver design for slow swing speed players will not equal heavy headed weight forward head even with the op
    3 points
  44. You'll be surprised what a fitting can do for you. In the past I've spent more on a club that doesn't work than on my fitting. Note: I'm a high handicapper as well with a neg AOA and plenty of swing flaws. Also I was a tester for Ping 410 SFT this year. The shaft recommendation based on Ping's online fitting tool was a Senior Flex CB as I only have a SS in the low 80's. First thing he did was change me out to a shorter Reg Flex - resulting in an immediate improvement in dispersion and slight improvement in distance (only $72.). He also told me to take the 3W and 3H out of my bag. Put me into
    3 points
  45. Well, the pressure washer idea didn't work too well. All I succeeded in doing was get a face full of dirt/mud. So, the stump will have to stay and get ground out.
    3 points
  46. That will settle the boys down for a day or 2 and then it’ll be back to normal. Kids are a blast, been thru my 2 now 4 teenage Gkids in the mix. They are a blast, enjoy them! The stitches will be a story for him to tell for at least 2 months. Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
    3 points
  47. Sorry to hear about your accident. _hit happens. It seems that those accidents happen when you lose focus. Your boys were really lucky. Glad they were OK... well except for the stitches. My wife told me about her brother back in the early 1960's. His vision was not that great and had to wear glasses, but didn't have them on. They had a pool in the back yard, and one of his brothers yelled "last one in is a rotten egg!" He ran right through a sliding glass door. She thinks he still holds the record at Sacred Heart Hospital in Spokane at 3800 stitches.
    3 points
  48. Thanks@revkev! I think you hit the nail on the head with the term "sleeper". I personally think a lot of people would pass these irons up due to the stigma of being a "house brand", when they really should give them a serious look, especially for people who are looking for more distance, forgiveness, or for just having fun in the golf course. When doing the initial research on the Atomics, one of the things that impressed me was the quality of the construction. Whether it's the DAT55 titanium or how they braze the titanium to the steel, these are things that not a lot of other manufacturer's
    3 points
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