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  1. I want to get a bunch of dicks, animals and letter stamped on my irons instead of numbers. What did you hit there? I was between a full big D or a 3/4 donkey and opted for the donkey.
    6 points
  2. This in reference to Koepka's ESPN Body feature. Here's Koepka's response. The comments are awesome.
    6 points
  3. So I am back from my fitting. Not even sure where to start as this was like no other experience that I have had getting fit for golf clubs. I guess first, my apologies as I didn’t take any pictures. The fitting was fun but very business like which was a good thing. The first comment that I can make is that the studio and the technology was top notch and the fitter was one of the best that I have ever dealt with. Name a shaft, any shaft and they more than likely have it available to hit. The second comment would be that I left with a bag that if I had my pick to start I wouldn’t have ended up where I did. This is not a bad thing at all and we actually built a bag that has purpose behind it. My main goal going in was irons that flight down and hitting fairways. Also wanted to see if I could do graphite through the bag as an option. So what did I get. Let’s go top down.... Driver: I went with the 0811 XF with a Graphite Design AD VR 6x. We went with the 10.5* head lofted down to 9* to get the open look at address. I was impressed that the fitter was not only able to get me into a driver that ticked all the boxes for me. Ball speed was in the mid 160s with great launch and spin numbers. 3 wood: This was one that we spent a lot of time on to get right. I wanted something that was a low spin monster off the tee but I could launch up when I needed it to. Talk about two polar opposite asks on this one. I lost count of the shafts that I hit but started with a HZRDUS Yellow smile, a Fuji TS, Atmos, and a few Graphite Design shafts before settling on the final combo. Ended up with an 0341x with the low spin setting and a Graphite Design AD TP 7x. Hybrid: Was between hybrid and five wood going in and once I saw the hybrid I was sold. These clubs just look great at address. This may have been the easiest to fit with just one shaft and I was sold. Went with the 19* 0317x with a KBS Proto 95x. Irons: This was the part I got completely wrong in what I wanted coming in. I was thinking of a blended set between the P model and the T model with graphite. The only pet that was right was it was a blended set. I went with the 0311 T in the 4,5 and 6 with 0311 ST in the 7,8,9 and PW. For gapping the ST will be bent 1* strong. The shafts we went with were KBS $ Taper 130x and that was a shock to me. We tried every graphite option they had and we just could not get the desired launch, spin and peak height into the window that I wanted. My goal is to flight the ball lower and I think we built a set that stock shots fly where I want them and I can still hit them up if I need to. Wedges: Went with the new Sugar Daddy wedges in 50*, 54* and 60*. The 50 has the $ Taper 130x and the 54 and 60 have TTDG S400s. I will say that the 58* with 7* of bounce shocked with with just how versatile it is. The grind is very unique and it was the shock of the bag to me. Putter: Gen 2 Spitfire with a double bend shaft at 34”. Was the best of the lot for me and really was just a throw in to get the full back deal. Come spring and my T Squared is back in the bag. Well the last thing that anyone needs to talk about with PXG is price. I am not putting this out there for any other reason than for knowledge and comparison. I did the full bag promo that was 14 unique clubs, a bag and a hat which was just under $6k with the Sugar Daddy wedges. If you go with the forged wedges the price is about $500 lower. The shafts in the top end of the bag were a slight upcharge but much less than half of what other OEMs charge for the same shaft. Overall I am happy with the experience and have a bag that was built top to bottom for what I wanted and my game. For me, this was a once in a lifetime shot to do something that I always wanted to do and PXG did not disappoint. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    5 points
  4. ... Pretty much the same for me. I have run across a handful of players thru the years that talk about how far they hit their irons, but all of them swung out of their shoes attempting to achieve max distance with every swing. Conversely those that actual hit their irons very far by technique and ability never talked about distance or their equipment and in some cases were amazingly ignorant about their equipment. I have always felt that distance claims are made by OEM's and not golfers, at least the majority of golfers. Outside of golf forums I am amazed at how little knowledge even really good players seem to have. It is certainly not uncommon for me to ask what shaft someone has in any given club and get "stiff flex" as a response yet oblivious to what kind of shaft they are playing. ... It is the same reason OEM's offer 46" shafts in their drivers, not because golfers hit them farther but because their Iron Byron hits them farther and they can make distance claims in their ads. Fwiw, I don't blame the OEMs because they have to keep up. I have talked to more than a few engineers that roll their at distance claims because they are trying to produce the best driver they can taking into consideration spin, trajectory, forgiveness, sound, feel and at least enough distance to be competitive. If they are 2.1yds shorter than the #1 driver they really could not care less as long as all the other qualities are there. Sales VP's are another story ... ... But back to irons, PXG and TaylorMade P790's created a new category of irons that looked good at address (and for some in the bag) were the right size and shape, amazingly forgiving for a players iron and produced added distance. I was not a candidate for a distance iron but after hitting the P790's I fell in love with the entire package. The added distance took some adjusting but the look at address, feel and forgiveness won me over. Obviously sales tell the story and other OEM's have no choice but to compete with their own players distance irons so I completely understand Titlest releasing the T100-S model.
    5 points
  5. Interesting, I play ALOT of golf with a lot of different people, both that I know and random people I get paired up with and I have never heard anyone BRAG about how far they a 7 iron. Now occasionaly I will hear bar room talk about driver lengths, but never hear in regards to an iron. The number on the bottom mean next to nothing to most everyone I play with.
    5 points
  6. I'm a high swing speed player fit into players irons (jpx 919 Tours) and guess what? My world renowned fitter fit me to have them bent strong. Why? Because stronger lofts give me optimal launch, peak height and landing angle. Jason Day plays his irons strong. And guess what? It has nothing to do with distance
    5 points
  7. Having cataract surgery this morning [emoji15] Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
    5 points
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    5 points
  9. Just a quick teaser for you guys. Here's everything that came in today:
    4 points
  10. One of my questions - In an era where everyone has a cell phone, and a lot of golfers have shot tracking devices with GPS capabilities, why would I want to purchase a completely standalone product?
    4 points
  11. Pretty sure his soon to be ex wife has him on a short short leash. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    4 points
  12. The thing is I understand it and I didn’t have to ask SWMBO [emoji106] Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
    4 points
  13. I could get behind it. I know the staff there As it's one of our courses. if we worked around any member events. I might be able to swing a deal.
    4 points
  14. https://golf.swingbyswing.com/lifestyle/florida-golfer-arrested-brawl-ocala-florida-golf-course-driving-range-stone-creek-golf-club/ It's a 22 yr old, versus a retiree. You can only guess who "wins" this one.
    3 points
  15. I received mine yesterday. I’m going to be a bit redundant, but it is a critical point. I caddie/coach/play and fit. My exposure to technology in Golf has brought me to a cynical beginning perspective. There was a time when I thought Trackman was the greatest thing since Titleist introduced the Professional. Nowadays I’m much more “it’s going to have to make the game better/faster on a $1=$1 basis”. In other words, I would spend my hard earned money with Arccos, I am impressed with Mizuno’s shaft optimizer, and I would invest in the company that is going to bring non-conforming equipment to the general golfer I meet that swings it 80 mph. I’m testing this against the whole arsenal. Bushnell, the best app’s on my iPhone, and Strackaline pin sheets in addition to yardages that are on sprinkler heads. It’s going to have to do a whole lot for me to say “go spend $300 and buy a yearly membership”.
    3 points
  16. 3 points
  17. The way I’ve read the mgs info in the op, Jonathan walls article and the the info on titleist page. That was happening in fittings and sounds like they were looking at spec sheets coming thru or talking to their fitters and got the feedback that led them to decide to offer another option with stronger lofts and a sole to go with that change plus the cg to get the right launch. We know for some golfers when they go strong the leading edge becomes an issue due to the bounce change. So maybe that was in the feedback too saying we have customers that need/want that stronger lofts but we can’t get them into the club they like because of the leading edge.
    3 points
  18. Ok. Today's golf is looking doubtful. Sent from my SM-G965U using MyGolfSpy mobile app
    3 points
  19. The only thing I wished would have happened was the elderly gentleman would have whooped his a$$..
    3 points
  20. You had me at “Florida man” [emoji4] Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
    3 points
  21. Beckham doing something stupid and emphasizing his narcissist character... who'd have thunk it . If he's got a beef with the system (the same one who afforded him the opportunity to secure a $90M contract) he should use some of his nest egg to file suit against the NCAA - as opposed to grandstanding during the LSU players celebration.
    3 points
  22. Just received the SX400 today, got it setup, and played around with it in demo mode. I won't say anything about initial impressions, but I can at least answer your questions. Yes, there is a subscription required and there are multiple options to bundle the subscription or you can purchase the device by itself (for current subscribers simply making an upgrade). Yes, the SX400 does provide shot tracking, but you have to tag each shot. Based on what I've seen so far (again just playing with demo mode), it doesn't look like tracked shots will be stored like they would with Arccos, ShotScope, or any number of phone apps. I'll be sure to update if I discover otherwise once I get this out on the course. I do have a laser rangefinder available to me via friend so I can test accuracy, but I think the better comparison will be to download a small handful of phone apps and run them side-by-side. I've used a number of different apps in the past and always found them to be clunky. I'll be interested in finding out if my experience with the SX400 is any better. I am extremely interested in doing everything I can to answer this question. There are a lot of options available when looking to spend $300.
    3 points
  23. Should be able to get a higher class of streetwalker's with that paycheck
    3 points
  24. I’d like to know if there is an annual subscription to use the device and if it has shot tracking. If so do you sync it to sensors or do you have to tag each shot. Sent from my iPad using MyGolfSpy
    3 points
  25. I love the symmetry of your numbers. Although I'm not gaining much on the right side anymore, my left side continues to get faster. I would love to see my left side catch completely up like yours. Glad you are getting great results with Fit For Golf. I'm not doing Mike's SuperSpeed workout, but I've transitioned to mixing his offseason program stretching with heavy compound lifts and the original SS protocols. So far, so good.
    3 points
  26. Went ahead with the torching. Added some white paint fill. They aren’t perfect, but they look really good. I wish I had all the proper tools for This.
    3 points
  27. It's Schrodinger's golf club - we can't play the club without knowing the specs, but once we know the specs, we can't play it.
    3 points
  28. ... Knowledge is power and ignorance is bliss, especially when it comes to golf swings and equipment. I have always been meticulous about club specs going back to Flo and Spine when installing new shafts when QC mandated it. So I have 2 stories for you: I always played my driver at D1 after finding that weight worked best for my swing. 2 years ago in Phoenix for the winter I did not have access to my workshop and about a month before coming home I picked up a new shaft to try in my F8. I installed it and it felt a hair heavy but I took it to the course and hit it very well. I continued to hit it well for the remainder of my time there. I came home and curious as to the swing weight, I measured it and was surprised to find it was D7!?! That is just way heavier than I have ever played. Took it out for my first round back in Chicago and it felt like a sledgehammer. Same driver I played well with in Phoenix that was a hair heavy was now too heavy and unplayable. Nothing changed but my knowledge of the specs. Long story short, some remember Fred Couples taking a thru bore Ram 3 wood from Tom Watsons trunk and playing it in some tournaments and just killing it. Talking to a reporter after a round he stated it was the best 3 wood he ever owned. Watson heard that and next time he saw Freddie said he was surprised he was hitting an R Flex shaft so well. Freddie thought it was an X flex and after that sprayed it all over the course, they re-shafted it but never found the magic again. Nothing changed but his knowledge of the specs. ... So experiment away and if you find something that works DO NOT check your specs.
    3 points
  29. That very well could be. Somewhere earlier in this thread it was mentioned that SuperSpeed also saw similar results when people only trained two days versus three. For me personally I always tried to do three days a week as a tester but my fastest days were definitely Mondays after having two days of rest over the weekend. To be honest I got kind of bored with the regular SS protocols. I stopped the program over the summer but picked the sticks back up again about a month ago when I started the Fit for Golf SuperSpeed program. Not sure how familiar people are with it but it's a strength and conditioning program that incorporates the SS set before you move on to the weight portion of the workout. The SS portion is much shorter (36 swings each workout vs 57 for Levels 2 and 3 of the SS protocol) but I feel the overall gains when you include the strength and conditioning portion are greater for your total game than simply doing SS alone. After taking May through December off I was definitely a little slower with my swings but I'm very close to the max levels I saw after 26 weeks of the SuperSpeed protocol. I just completed by 4th week of the Fit for Golf program this morning which consisted of 12 total workouts. Here are my numbers. The SuperSpeed sticks definitely work but after seeing the results of my new program I think there are different ways each person can maximize their potential. I purposely didn't include my driver swing speed because I haven't been able to test it fully yet. Swinging with no ball I saw a very high number using the SS Radar but I don't want to get my hopes up in case that was an outlier. I have simulator time booked for next Wednesday so we'll see what the Trackman numbers show then.
    3 points
  30. The SEC had a really good season this year, and we’re the best. Particularly the top 3 in the conference. They were very good. Would have been interesting to see what would have happened if Tua was healthy. That could have been interesting. I really don’t care who plays who, I just want to see good football. Like the Clemson vs Ohio State, and also Clemson vs. LSU. LSU was just the better team, they were all season and they deserved the win. You could see in the second half. Clemson just didn’t have enough. They played well, just got beat by a better overall team
    2 points
  31. Very true, most guys don't know what swing weight is or how heavy their shaft is etc. The guys that worry about how far they hit their 7 irons are the ego driven golfers. Most really good golfers I know only care about if they hit their number consistently. Take me for example, I hit my 7 iron 170 yards. I'm not saying this to impress anyone or care about those that can hit theirs farther, I am saying this because I don't want to hit my 7 iron 180 on one swing, 170 on another and 190 on the next. I want to know that I CONSISTENTLY hit it 170 yards give or take a few yards. If my 170 yard club is a 4 iron then I don't care, I want to know that when I pull 4 iron it will go that particular distance every single time.
    2 points
  32. You summed a lot of my experience in talking to players that come into my office at our course on a daily basis. From scratch guys to the higher handicaps, they are generally very uninformed on just about everything related to irons. On drivers they know the big ones that are seen on tV or front and center in some of the big box, but yeah shafts, they generally only think flex and nothing else.
    2 points
  33. The interesting comment I’ve seen in several platforms and I guess it’s somewhat from titleist as they state the 100s are players distance irons is titleist needed to have these to compete with the other players distance irons out there and such. Titleist had that already in the t200 which they state on their website are designed to help the better players score better. Other than the pw these are at least 1-2* weaker than the t200. imo they didn’t need another distance iron but rather they are listening to feedback and addressing consumer demand. How many times do we see people say that they wish a company would have done something in a release or if they could have made club x be like club y in some aspect be it looks, sound, etc and it doesn’t happen til the next release. Now we have a brand especially one known for sticking to standard release cycles, traditional type clubs and perceived marketing toward a certain type of golfer stepping outside of that and delivering almost on demand what the consumer wants less than 6 months after a release & the move gets questioned.
    2 points
  34. More than one young stud has bitten off more than he could chew and picked a fight with a trained ex-boxer.
    2 points
  35. 2 points
  36. I used to live in Michigan, so now down here in SC I don’t care what the temps are, if the course is open I’m there. I understand though, not everyone is as tough (or stupid in this case) as me
    2 points
  37. I don’t look at conference records for the bowl games. I just want to see good football games and I Don’t really care who wins at that point. I thought Michigan played a great game against Alabama, it was a well played game, and if Patterson could have made the throws on a couple of those overthrows the final score would have been closer, not saying Mich would’ve won, but it would have been closer. I think there were other games vs SEC teams that very good close games as well. They were 9-2 but could have been 6-5. I just want competitive bowl games. Who wants to watch 35-0 in a bowl game
    2 points
  38. You’re looking at it wrong. Instead of saying “ I don’t have to play in this weather”, you say, “I get to play in this weather.”
    2 points
  39. Here’s what I scribbled yesterday. And wouldn’t you know it, I’m trying to post this drawing and my cube mate (f this open concept) asked if I was done with my doodles because he had a “work related” question. Dang it Carl, not now! I’ve got very important things going on. Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
    2 points
  40. While I have yet to receive mine. I have tried a number of the golf GPS apps and found them all wanting. They drain your battery, the screen is hard to see in the day light, They tend to lag and be glichy and crash all the time due to the amount of data required and if your in a spot where service is spotty or none existent they don't work at all. Of all the apps that I have tried, golflogix was the best and head the best features, but even that was not as accurate as I would hoped. Looking at the features online for skycaddie there are a few things I am excited for. An easy to see and read screen, the ability to plug in your club distances to get recommendations, plus, I like the idea of the skycaddie course maps having been ground verified for yardages. I like that it is a stand alone unit so I do not have to rely on my phone.
    2 points
  41. I'd do a club fitting every week if I could... their both interesting and fun. I suspect for near scratch players the refining and down select process gets much more difficult however - maybe not? It will be interesting to see what you find out.
    2 points
  42. 'bout the same as my motorhome....
    2 points
  43. And CPG comes through once again... Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    2 points
  44. It would have to be 175 degrees before I could hit a drive 250 anymore
    2 points
  45. Welcome to the forum from another RVA Spy. So with you, me, @Tarheelvolvo, @Maltenator and @JimNantzsToast that makes five of us here in the River City. Add in a few in Charlottesville and Hampton Roads and we could get a couple of foursomes together for an I-64 corridor meetup round.
    2 points
  46. ... Thanks, I appreciate that. While my herniated disc is doing much better, it is still not healed to where I could drive or even fly to Orlando. So I have not ruled out going to the show but how I feel the next few weeks will dictate my plans. The last thing I want to do is set back my winter even further. I was supposed to be in Phoenix Jan 1 and have pushed that back to a tentative Feb 1 but will postpone further if needed. So it doesn't look good for the show, but I have not ruled it out.
    2 points
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