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  1. 7 points
    +2 (39) 3/7 FiR 4/9 GiR 15 Putts Happier with my putting today, no 3 jacks and my misses were very very close. Holed a good one to save par as well. Driver is trending way, way down still. My 2 bogeys were on long Par 4s, and I played "boring" golf for the rest of the round, which is actually exciting for us plebs.
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    Played the "Nine & Dine" at Desert Hills yesterday (first time this season) and recorded a stinker 47 . Pitching and putting was awful... only one chip that even scared the hole. I even managed to 3 putt my closest to pin par 3 . Oh well, dinner was great as was the company. I have already deleted this round from my cache.
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    Cold and windy front 9 and stuggled te whole way to a +7 with a couple dubs. Decided to play a few on the back and was even after 11 so I kept going. I was +1 on the back on the box at 17 when couple guys came walking up to play a couple extra holes. In my back swing one of the guys decides to use the bal wash and I actually topped my 4h off the tee. I looked over and his buddy aplogized for the ball washer. Bogey bogey finish for a +3.
  6. 2 points
    All right gang. The bracket is ready. Take your time to make/change pics as I'm gonna close it up Sunday at noon. Right meow there's 10 entries available but I'll make more if they fill up. You'll see my tab as an example. Once you pick a tab and enter your name in the space, be sure to rename the tab to include your name for easy identification. Head over here to make your picks: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1e-JSqkDz8KefubPOeVtYcKPmTUss31gPCkNoD2b1Cdg/edit?usp=sharing Speaking of bracket busting, that's definitely what would've happened last year with @blackngold_blood coming from a Wild Card game to the crown.
  7. 2 points
    I’m thinking mine is more like an Ole Fart Looney Tunes[emoji12] Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
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    Happy Thanksgiving to all of my fellow Spies and their families! Sent from my SM-G955U using Tapatalk
  10. 2 points
    Mizuno’s, 919 Hot Metal, Great clubs, now. I had a bad experience with a Fitter who screwed me up Royally but was made good by Golf Central in The Villages who replaced the set N/C no problem. I’m also surprised at a Ping price reduction. I saw 2 brand new sets of G400 in the wild last week. Didn’t know they were still available. Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  11. 2 points
    Happy Thanksgiving and pray for my sanity as I head into Manhattan with my family to enjoy the day. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. 2 points
    Not really looking for anything but I think I will buy 2 dozen Snell balls to try. Ifzi dont like I will throw them on CL. Used Callaway has a decent sale coming out so I might buy a used 60 degree low bounce wedge to experiment with. A local golf shop has a special event next week with some deals so making the 50 minute drive to check it out. I will also hit the MP 20s and 919 tours while Im there so maybe new irons? Actually trying to get some pounds of me so that will be my reward when I make that goal.
  13. 2 points
    If only they had the reverse muscle of the Norman signature irons. I know they guy that got those pictures and where jonathon wall got them. Too bad he didn’t give him any credit.
  14. 2 points
    Oooooo. Like a March madness bracket? This can be done! If at least 5 people want to do it, I’ll whip one up. Eliminated people only!!! Keep out Pete Rose.
  15. 2 points
    I know I said I'd like 60's more; but I'm still working on that "Broke 80" badge. Maybe a HIO would get me closer to both A hole in one, a few lucky putts, a ton of lucky misses, and I'd maybe get that 79
  16. 2 points
    Currently 42/100 of us have an Hole-in-One. I'm actually amazed it's that high and even more sad that I'm in the 58/100 group . Also, the data suggests those that have them on their mantle, have more than one... seems to follow lottery and sweepstake statistics... some are simply luckier than others.
  17. 2 points
    There is a lefthanded standbag from Ouul. the straps are on the reverse side, open side of the bag is top left shoulder. I am lefthanded but do not feel that this makes a big difference - especially when the weight of the bag is evenly divided between the straps.
  18. 2 points
    30.6 for average putting is pretty good. It's comparable to me as a 7 handicap. I would attack your par 5 average of 6.4 first. What I see over and over and over again with higher handicappers is hitting it as far as you can on the first two shots on a par 5, where you then probably have a 60 yard shot (or less) into the green for the 3rd shot, and then you chunk it, blade it, or some other variety of missed lob wedge, which leads to the inevitable double bogey. Another perspective for you - I'm thoroughly convinced that I could beat most higher handicappers on par 5s just hitting 7 irons on this hole to the green. I say this mostly because I can keep the 7 iron pretty straight, and in play. Most higher handicaps tend to spray not only the driver off of the tee, but a fairway wood for a 2nd shot. So by any 3rd shot you are probably behind a tree, or in bad rough, or dropping and hitting 4 way before you are close to the green. My point to all of this on par 5s is to use better course management. Sure, hit driver off of the tee, but then pick an iron that you have confidence with to lay up to a comfortable number, like 100 yards, so you'll have a decent chance of hitting a full wedge into the green. I could be way off on all of this, especially since the numbers don't tell me anything about how you hit certain clubs, etc, but that'll give you some blind feedback and something to think about anyway, and take whatever you want from it and throw out the rest. As always, it's advice that is worth what you paid for it, unlike the garbage coming out of Brandel Chamblee's mouth.
  19. 1 point
    Dave’s Take: Yeti LoadOut GoBox 30 Having your gear accessible and protected is non-negotiable for almost any pursuit – and yet typical gear cases aren’t built to stand up to the demands of the outdoors, and lack organizational capabilities. Built to be nearly indestructible, the LoadOut GoBox™ can endure seasons in the sun, negative temps in the field, and the daily abuse of being lugged in and out of the truck, the boat, and the blind. Organization’s Final Boss Is a final boss battle even a thing in video games anymore? It seems like most current games are geared toward continuous farming, and/or in-game purchases. I totally get this from a want-to-get-paid point of view, but I pity the modern gamer, myself included, who will never get the satisfaction of watching that impossible final boss finally die. From hitting Bowser with a terminating fireball, to finally punching-out Mike Tyson, nothing satisfies like finally finishing off the last big bad guy. I’ve always held the belief that video games are great problem-solving training tools. Again, not necessarily the games where you just log in and collect resources, but the games where you are presented with real puzzles that one can only figure out with experience and the right tools. Under that lens, golf represents a very similar challenge, with success coming from experiences and tools as well. Sadly, the hours spent playing Tiger Woods Golf did not help me swing like him… If you are anything like me, you probably have a ton of golf gear in your garage. Lots of balls, tees, gloves, towels (oh the acres of towels), training aides, ball markers, souvenirs, and other random golf items that seemed must-haves at the time of their purchase. In total, I think that maybe 1% of all of my golf garage stuff ever sees the course. If we are talking garage putters, that percentage may be a little high. Hi, my name is Dave and I have a putter problem.Regardless, we have all experienced the frustration when the one thing that we needed was left behind in the garage, forcing us to play without warm hands, open bottles, dry socks, or shoes with spikes. We have lots of gear, but still occasionally lack the gear that we need. Today, I present you with something that could fix that issue: The Yeti LoadOut GoBox 30. It may not have been designed with golfers in mind, but I think that golfers will definitely find it useful. Finding Closure in a Container I’ve put numerous Yeti products through the paces over the years, but I think that the LoadOut GoBox 30 may be the first one that is not a cooler, or any kind of drinking thing at all. It’s a bit strange to have deviated from my for the 19thHolefocus, but when I saw this thing on the Yeti site, I knew that it was something that could be perfect for golfers looking to organize their gear. Sure, perhaps golfers don’t hit the rugged outdoors demographic that the GoBox is marketed for, but we have lots of gear too, and it can get just as disorganized as anyone else’s gear, and that can make our golfing experience less awesome. The usage connection is not that tenuous. At its essence, the Yeti LoadOut GoBox is a box to store your gear in, but I actually think that it is the box to store your gear in. The final boss of boxes. You’ve made it past Goro, it’s time for Shang Tsung. Let’s take a look at the specs on the LoadOut GoBox 30 and see what makes it the ultimate organizational ally. DEFENDER MATERIAL: We can’t legally say it’s unbreakable – but this cargo box can withstand serious impact, even in the most extreme conditions. WILDPROOF™ DESIGN: Waterproof and dustproof to keep gear inside protected from unwanted wilderness. 100% WATERPROOF: Gasket, latches, and vent work together to ensure the gear inside stays dry. STACKABLE: Nesting design and non-slip feet keep your setup high and tight. WEIGHT: 11.8 pounds OUTSIDE DIMENSIONS: 20 1/2” × 11 1/8” × 14 5/8” COLORS: White, Desert Tan, & Charcoal MSRP: $249 Basically, it’s the GOAT of TOTES! Now I know that some of you are perhaps shocked that the MSRP on the GoBox is $249.99. Honestly, did you miss the Yeti brand name? Does Yeti make anything cheap? The answer to that second question is no, but not just in terms of price, but also quality. Time and time again, I have put Yeti products through the paces, and they have yet to fail to outpace my performance expectations. If you are thinking “I can just put my stuff in a $20 tote from Target.”, then you may be missing out on just what the LoadOut GoBox 30 brings to the transport table. It’s not just a place to store your gear, but a way to store your gear effectively. Sometimes You Need to Compartmentalize As I said, the Yeti GoBox is all about effective organization and transport. It’s more than just a box that locks (although it locks really well). Inside you will find clever devices that help to keep your gear in ideal isolation. Let’s look inside. Removable Caddy The first thing that you are likely to notice when you look inside the GoBox is the removable caddy. This little tray sits securely on either side, and is subdivided into three different sections. The caddy is deep enough to keep you smaller items from flying out, but shallow enough overall so as to not take away too much from the storage area beneath. It will fit on either side of the main compartment, and it features a retracting handle, making it easy to pick up, but compact when you put it back inside the box. It seems silly to get excited about a caddy handle, but I think that it speaks to the way that Yeti pays attention to design. They could have made a caddy that was all one piece, and it probably would have been cheaper, but in doing so, they would have lost the user-friendliness of the current design, and impacted the storage characteristics of the caddy. Yes, Yeti pays attention to the little things. Center Divider Not that it’s a huge feature, but the GoBox includes a removable divider for the large bottom storage section. Having this divider gives you the option to remove it to store large things, or slide it in to keep smaller objects separate. As a bonus, it also looks like the divider would make a great cutting board. Pack Attic Lid When you look under the top of the GoBox lid, you will find the Pack Attic. The Pack Attic is a fabric (nylon?) storage unit that secures to the lid via Velcro. There is a large zippered compartment, and two smaller zippered sections built from perforated fabric. It’s almost like there is a simple briefcase attached to the lid. The large section has a fairly significant volume, and the zippers should keep the contents from migrating during travel. Making the GoBox a GolfBox As I mentioned above, golfers have a bunch of gear. Sure, most of it gets crammed into our bags, but we still need extra storage in our garage, or perhaps something like the GoBox to organize our surplus stocks, or perhaps store those items that are not needed each round. Wouldn’t it be nice to get some of that “sometimes” gear out of your bag? With the GoBox, I saw the opportunity to get all the needed gear in one well-organized container that could easily be loaded into the trunk along with my clubs and cart. The initial question was, of course, would it all fit in the trunk? That answer was an easy yes. As you can see from the photos, the Yeti LoadOut GoBox had no issues fitting in my trunk with my Clicgear cart and Nike Hybrid bag. For reference, the car used for testing was an Acura TLX sedan, maybe my favorite car ever. With the GoBox system, I just throw the three things into the trunk and head to the course. I’m not searching for the specific small things that I might need, because I know that they are all in the box. What’s in the Box, Dave? The short answer to that question is “lots of stuff”. I tried to think of what I could need occasionally that I wouldn’t want to store in my bag all of the time. Most of what is in there is “extra”. You’ll see extra balls, socks, clothing layers, phone charger, and so on. Again, what could I need that I may run out of, or don’t want to lug around in the bag all of the time. I definitely see the contents changing with the seasons, but the main theme of backing up the golf bag should persist. The only storage issue that I can see some of you having is with the shoes. For reference, my shoes are size 11, and they pretty much fill the section on the bottom. If you wear something larger, you’ll likely not be able to put the caddy above them, or may need to remove the divider to make them sit flat. What Goes in Your GoBox? Although its price is potentially prohibitive, I think that the Yeti LoadOut GoBox 30is a great product for golfers. You can keep all of your stuff organized, and have an easy system for bringing your needed gear to the golf course. You need not search for your stuff, because you know it’s in the GoBox. Just take the box and Go! So, what do you think? Can you see a GoBox making your life easier? What would you put in your GoBox?
  20. 1 point
    Look at all the hi tech gizmos on this one.
  21. 1 point
    All filled out. There sure are some really good teams playing in the first round. Good luck gentlemen. Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  22. 1 point
    Happy Thanksgiving everyone. When my bride and went into town mid afternoon, and I noticed people out playing golf - lucky bastards. But I’m playing at 9am tomorrow.
  23. 1 point
    Let's see, lofts 7.5 - 13.5, face angles of 4 +/- with the bendable hosel. My experience with the handpick/bend service has been on spec, everytime. No moving parts! (That will have to wait `till 2021, watch for it!)
  24. 1 point
    I will update once I have it in my grubby little fingers. I tried the cone drill but all that did was cause me to over exaggerate and my hands and arms drifted too far away in the backswing. This rolling problem causes my main miss so it needs to go. I fully believe that most swing faults are caused by an improper backswing, and I think that is why David Leadbetter (like him or hate him he is controversial to some) said that most golfers would do better setting up in a completed backswing position over the ball and just hitting it from that position.
  25. 1 point
    Interesting. One of my (many) faults also, so curious to hear your experience with it as you start using it!
  26. 1 point
    Happy thanksgiving! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  27. 1 point
    I like the hopper dump, as you mentioned. It's double wall construction, so cold outside temperatures don't bother it, plus their Alpha Smoke setting is very good at getting more smoke flavour. Also, their warranty is 4 years vs 2 year with the Rec-Tec.
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    ... Be sure to look at "DI's" as they make them in 4 and 5 irons which are basically better players SGI long irons. Some good deals to be found on previous years Fli Hi, TM UDi, Exotics and several others.
  30. 1 point
    I'm in the same boat. Never found a putter I have liked more.
  31. 1 point
    I recommend taking a look at Mike's Twitter account. https://twitter.com/Fit_For_Golf He posts a lot of exercises on there are in the program, and some that are not. Realistically, could you put together a program on your own? Yes. Mike is not shy about his opinion about the best golf workout - it's one that utilizes heavy weights and the big movements, with the secondary emphasis being on stretching/mobility. My paraphrasing of him is that too many people think solely about flexibility and not strength. You're paying for his time in creating the program, and specifically the videos that go along with each exercise. I have found them to be extremely helpful. Additionally, Mike does a lot of variations of stretches, lifts, etc. throughout his program, things I would have never programmed myself. Just my thoughts. I do plan on getting the SuperSpeed-integrated program early next year, and I will probably get the warm-up manual, too.
  32. 1 point
    I figured if I won this year nobody would play with me again! To be honest a lot of @GolfSpy Stroker team came from me. Therefore should he win I will be considering it a what could have been 3-peat.
  33. 1 point
    What do I do this weekend with no fantasy matchup? Do I actually have to talk to my family at Thanksgiving? Hope we have turducken again this year. At least all of my players will be fully rested next week from their first round bye.
  34. 1 point
    Thanks guys - It's always amazing to me how equipment will react to different swings differently. This is exactly why its dangerous whenever someone starts a thread labeled, what should I do (about equipment) or what's the best so and so. There's really no right or wrong answer to that question because it needs more info - just like reviews need more info - you need to know the type of player that the equipment best fits - The guys that I played with on Monday were stunned at the number of woods that I have in my bag but these lofted woods work for me - so much so that I'm longer off the turf with 5 wood than I am with 3 wood (I carry 3 wood because the rules allow for 14 clubs and I do hit it well off the tee). I had birdie putts inside of 25 feet on the two par 3 threes that required 9 wood - the guys that I played with could not hit their 5 irons or hybrids high enough or straight enough to get the ball on the green while I just carried mine up there between all the traps and it stuck. But would a 9 wood be the best choice for a guy who swings 117 mph who might also be a digger? Not a chance. The same holds true for golf balls - the difference between the Pro VIx and the Maxfli Tour x is stunning to me - I haven't seen that big a difference in distance off the tee with a golf ball since the days of balata and top flites. But I thought that there might be a swing type that the Tour x worked for. Beyond a doubt there are lots of swing types where the Tour is a fit - really anyone who hits a Pro VI ball type will like the Tour.
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    Not convenient? They arrive on my doorstep, easier than driving anywhere. And it takes a couple days, how would you not know you’re going to need balls a few days before? I think most here buy MTBs, and what tour quality ball is cheaper? I buy 4 dozen at a time, an even better deal.
  36. 1 point
    Quick 9 at Navy Marine to take the EPON wedges for a spin. 44, 0% FIR, 33% GIR and 16 putts. Too many mistakes!
  37. 1 point
    Poorly.. very poorly... And to extend the pain -- it was an expensive golf ball day!! Sheesh....... On the flip side, tho - had a really good warm-up range session before heading out - was hitting everything solid and kinda on line, too! But then... I guess some bad ball striking on the course after that is just obeying the "golf law", right?
  38. 1 point
    A good fitter is going to eliminate those shots regardless of mat or grass. Off the grass the chunk of grass is going to be a good indication of a fat shot and the sound on mats will be the indication and if there’s good communication between fitter and golfer they will check with each other to confirm if it was fat or even thin. While a digger will probably have different experience of mats vs grass one should still making contact with ball first and the feel of ball on the face as well as sound imo wouldn’t matter, other than how harsh they are after hitting the ground. The turf interaction is where the difference would be. Another aspect of feel in the shaft/head combo comes in the transition and would be as much if not more than contact. Not everyone can feel things in the swing but in my experience the feeling of the club and whether I have to work harder to swing them or back off happens long before contact.
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    Come on guys...suck it up and get out there. I am going to Walmart to save $15 on Apple Airpods. Is it worth $15 to go to Walmart on Black Friday? No! It is worth $15 to get away from 48 straight hours of in-laws however.
  42. 1 point
    Webb helped . Another newbie off the Korn Cob Tour getting it done.
  43. 1 point
    Well, I have more days behind me than in front of me so my relationship with this game called Golf has been a long and bumpy one. I can remember back at around age 6 seeing some guys playing at a course near my home. I went home and fashioned a make shift club out of a couple sticks and hit a rock around the yard. Found an old Spalding Rebel one day outside the course and began hitting that...until my Dad took it and hit it with a ball bat to infinity and beyond.... In my 20's I bought some used clubs. There I was slugging it out on both the course and range, trying to figure this game called golf out. I was a hot head back then and wrapped my share of irons around trees, bags, carts...you get the idea. It was a on again. Off again love affair. When I hit 40 I found a book by Sam Snead "Golf begins at 40". That was a real light bulb moment for me. I invested in better equipment and read everything I could get my hands on. Bobby Jones, Ben Hogan Jack Nicklaus to name a few. Although I don't hit it near as far as I did in those old persimmon days, my game however is better than ever. Now I enjoy being on the course, haven't wrapped a club around anything in years and find my time on the course to be refreshing and soul cleansing. I only wish I would have had this relationship with the game decades ago. My only regret is I only have only years left, not decades to really enjoy the game I've grown to love.....the game of Golf. Chris
  44. 1 point
    I was deployed to Iraq in 2005-06 and our brigade suffered heavy casualties during our 16 month deployment (including a 4 month extension). We had 26 soldiers killed in action and 381 soldiers wounded in action. When I came home I was diagnosed with severe post traumatic stress disorder and spent the better part of a decade in a very dark place, including, multiple times, staring down the wrong side of a 12 gauge. I am not proud of this but it was my reality. 2 years ago while on a long road to recovery I discovered golf. This game has saved my life. Regardless of what my state of mind (luckily much better these days) I can step onto a golf course and everything else in the world no longer matters. I owe this beautiful sport so much!
  45. 1 point
    Last weekend we went and hung out with some friends who have a two year old daughter. Needless to say, they have subscribed to Disney+ and we had not. After talking to my wife, we decided to take the plunge and cancelled the HBO we had through Prime (R.I.P. Game of Thrones) and go with the Disney option. Now we're hooked on The Mandalorian, a Star Wars series about a bounty hunter after the fall of the Empire. It's awesome! My only complaint is the episodes are released weekly and we can't binge them. Sent from my SM-N975U using MyGolfSpy mobile app
  46. 1 point
    I just wanted to say I was watching the MGS Giveaway today on YouTube and all of a sudden...my name was announced as a winner! Just wanted to say how surprised I was to hear that! My name was even said correctly. Thank you MGS for all you do, and thank you to all the members that make this site so amazing!!!
  47. 1 point
    First, the Link needs to exist. I'm glad that they're finally owning up to the fact that there's no release date. Once it exists and I see some reviews, I'll think about it. Until then, I'll continue to play with an old iPhone 5s in my left front pocket and leave it there. I don't touch it during the round. On my scorecard, I record my score, number of putts and length of first putt. I use that info to fix my round on my laptop. I may miss one or two shots a round, and adding them is not that big of a deal. It takes me about 15 minutes or so. I don't obsess over how far I hit each shot. I want the stats I get so I know what to practice with my limited practice time.
  48. 1 point
    Pre-ordered the plane mate. Going to be a long wait
  49. 1 point
    No. A fade or draw can be hit with and inside out swing.
  50. 1 point
    I realize the F9 is the new KING of SPEED for Cobra, but I got to hit my teammates F8 with the lighter HZRDUS Yellow (63g maybe?) 6.5 flex against my Ping G30 with the Tour 65 S shaft. I was SHOCKED at how smooth the Yellow felt for me even in 6.5 flex vs the Ping. I hit it on two holes and out drove my ping by 10-15 yards, and they were good hits too. The set ups we're not exact, as my PING was lofted up a notch from the 10.5 and his was set on 9.5. Surprisingly I hit them about equal heights, and the Cobra's flight was perfect to my eye. On top of that the Cobra sounded and felt very powerful, while the Ping admittedly just kind of sounds loud. I might have to check out some F8's for sale... which is not something I was expecting. But if that's the case mayyyybe I should swing the F9 too.
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