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  1. Final report is on the way. Here is a short summation. I am an older player with a slower swing and ball speed; so when we did our video, Bridgestone recommended I play their e12. I already play that as my gamer. So the best option for me to test was the RX. I cannot really express my surprise and even shock at how much this particular ball has helped my game: cleaner straighter drives, more consistency with my group of irons and my hybrids, and, finally, the spin needed on chips and pitches. No, all my mediocre skills were not miraculously improved. I may change
    8 points
  2. I missed the entire fantasy football draft. Ended up with 5 QBs on the bench. One starting RB out for the season and my second starting RB was a backup. That being said I finished a hair under .500 for the season but was in the playoff hunt all year. Towards the end my team was pretty good. Point is a lot can change and in this format hang in there.
    7 points
  3. WELL, I found out that I have been doing something right!! Saw this on TV today.
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  4. This belongs in the Happy Thread:
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  5. Well everyone. I had a change of heart. Just sent in my paperwork for 6 more years serving our wonderful country. They will get me to 19... extend for 1 and retire or keep going to 30... we’ll see when we get there.
    4 points
  6. This is one of many videos coming, when I finish my final review, but see if you can tell the difference in sound that the ball makes upon contact with the putter face. I hit a Titleist ProV1 first, then the Bridgestone B RXS, then a Srixon Z Star, and then a Titleist AVX. My apologies for the limited audio quality, as it's just the iphone speaker on the other end of the putting green on a tripod. I will probably do the test outdoors on a real putting green, and place the camera behind me for better audio quality, and try the same test that way outdoors.
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  7. I think you are potentially correct. The wider sole helps mitigate your problem. The wide sole may have a negative effect for someone else. That is why generally we recommend fitting even for poor golfers since the clubs can help compensate for what you are doing in your swing. I think a better statement is that properly fitted clubs can help a golfer play mediocre golfer with a flawed swing. That said every golfer has a flawed swing.
    4 points
  8. Pretty quick. Maybe a 2 day build. Then 4-5 days shipping. So definitely less than 2 weeks. Then sent out for the shaft install. Here's a couple more pics taken outside today ....just because
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  9. There must be something to this practice thing I hear all about. Not bad for February. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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  10. ... Tough topic. EVERYONE that plays golf has swing flaws. The idea behind equipment is to find what works best with your swing flaws and what works best with your swing strengths. There is just so much that goes into every swing and it is different for everyone. Picker or deep divots or somewhere in-between? Low, mid or high spin? Low, mid or high trajectory? Misses low or high and more heel or toe on the face? High, mid or low swing speed? Draw, straight or fade as well as hook or slice? ... Obviously there are so many combinations of the above and figuring that out can be very difficu
    3 points
  11. Congratulations!! 20 is good number, more you never know.[emoji16] Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
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  12. In my opinion, there will always be long hitters and shorter hitters, and distance off the tee will always be a substantial advantage. That won't change if distance is decreased, length will remain as an advantage. What a distance reduction COULD do is to bring most hazards back into play for most of the players. As it is, the Zacks and Jims have to navigate around bunkers, while the Dustins and Rorys just hit the ball over the bunkers. I agree with another thing you said, this is all opinion-based. We can all have opinions as to what the proper balance of required skills is. The USG
    3 points
  13. Yeah, you're right on both accounts. It's really long, and I don't have a definite conclusion on the distance debate itself. My main point was to just remind everyone involved that we're trying to figure out the best rules for a game. That means there's no definitive right and wrong here. I think that reminder applies more to the rollback/bifurcation side of the debate, who sometimes frame their arguments hyperbolically: that the modern game is a travesty, etc. I don't want to discount the real logistics issues: length increases maintenance, etc. But what we're arguing about, chiefly, is
    3 points
  14. I’ll disagree that 10 yard gains can’t be seen in a year to year release of one does a proper fitting and considers multiple manufacturers. I’ve seen in it from the 917 to g400, there are seeing it with m3 and m5 to sim. I’ve heard people get it work Callaway releases within a back to back cycles. It will vary for everyone but to say it’s not possible is misleading
    3 points
  15. Plus 1 for what @hckymeyer said. I'd also let him know that he shouldn't expect to be able to score well straight away, golf is difficult to be good at. Stress that it should be fun, and that any good shot should be looked at as a win.
    3 points
  16. Shot a solid 43/41:84 today at Babe Zaharias GC today. No birdies and only two doubles. Sent from my iPad using MyGolfSpy
    3 points
  17. And not one bit. It has added a lot of enjoyment to the game for a lot of the guys at my club that benefit from that technology. This is great for me as it lets me get a game with a lot of guys that normally wouldn’t play in my foursome. Right now I am not at a point that the lighter weight helps me but getting closer to it every day. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    3 points
  18. Man... I forgot about Mr. Adam Scott. This dude is crazy. Old blades, and a spaceship putter. I’ll take AS or BW for the Dub.
    3 points
  19. This and my vodka martini are the perfect end to a brutally long two days, thanks! I watched the no putts given episode while doing a round of dishes - why I was doing the dishes when I’m the only one in the house who worked today is topic for another thread. I found it insightful and have two tournaments that I’ve been to multiple times that are instructive and contradictory to my earlier point about former being tougher - I don’t know that it’s true unless firmer leads to hazards and truly thick rough. So the first tournament is in my backyard - Valspar. Driving distances at that tourn
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  20. At the price point they sell clubs and the volume they move I am sure they turn a nice profit. I think it is mandated at my club that once you turn 55 you have to play a full bag of XXIO clubs. Our pro sold 4 XXIO products for every one of all the other manufacturers the he carries combined. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    3 points
  21. Happy birthday to our very own @GolfSpy Dave! Have a great day!!
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  22. Congrats - I'm sure it was a thoughtful decision. Just think of that retirement pay after 30.
    2 points
  23. John here. I live in Seattle. I wish I could play more than I do, but if I can get out every other month I'm lucky...2 year old daughter keeps me busy. Most of the times I get to play are on trips we take...Hawaii, Bend, Carmel Valley, etc. I like to get out and play golf for the challenge. It is just me and the course. I am my own enemy most of the time. I like to hang out on the MGS site to see in depth testing and recommendations on equipment. I don't upgrade a lot, but when I do I like to be informed.
    2 points
  24. Here's the background article. https://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-7995063/Play-golf-avoid-early-grave-Players-sport-face-half-risk-premature-death.html?ITO=applenews
    2 points
  25. But again, this is completely beyond the ability of the USGA/R&A to regulate. I do think that a report like this might "encourage" the PGA Tour (and the other tours) to reconsider some of the course set-ups, maybe to work with the host course to find ways to reward accuracy (or penalize inaccuracy) more than they have in the past. I think there's enough money available at the top levels to help the courses make changes. The problems come when "everyman" courses feel pressure from the golfing public to do the same types of renovations. Everyday golfers don't need additional bunkers or h
    2 points
  26. Found out I have to stay on the line to find out more in September. Right now I play Srixon balls (Q Star Tour), but I'm looking at possibly adding Srixon irons. Granted, I'm just now entering year 2 of my career as a golfer, but Srixon irons just look beautiful and I hear all the time about how they are underrated in terms of performance.
    2 points
  27. I started my training on 1/15 and have followed the protocol suggestions. I had slipped down to a 100 mph driver ss over the last several years from approx 108. I'm going to follow the program for the entire season in hopes of getting past the plateau periods and hope for an increase by the end of the year back to the 108-110 range. It's too early to get frustrated but I do find it interesting that my ss with the lightest green stick is usually only 110-112 while I'm 108 with the red. the blue as expected is 100-102 at the moment. With my current driver, I'm now getting up t
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  28. It’s a chicken and egg scenario with lessons and fittings. For me anyone looking to improve should invest in some form of coaching. Amateurs tend to focus on symptoms and fixes for them and end up putting band aids on them with some fix that will fall off at some point instead of looking at the cause. Having a coach fix the cause tends to solve multiple symptoms. The thing with lessons is one has to be willing to put in the work after lessons to see the improvement. Taking a lesson and not working on the things addressed from the lesson is just throwing money away. I think one can
    2 points
  29. I like watching them all and all type players you mention win on any given Sunday. It may (to some already has) become mundane watching the bomb & gouge show. My guess is that we'll see a hard cap placed on balls and equipment design. We'll also see some changes to course conditions that further penalizes long, offline drives. Someone mentioned adding deep pothole bunkers in those long, offline landing areas - ones that require a layup 90% of the time. Sand is eco-friendly and easy to maintain. Watching Cam disappear into a 10 foot deep crater, a puff of smoke emerge, and him reappear
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  30. Gotta say - I am duly impressed with how well you guys can feel and hear the ball coming off the putter. Other than range rocks I have a real hard time differentiating between various balls.
    2 points
  31. I really enjoy this time of year. As a golf club junkie, most wanted testing is just a blast. I am fortunate to live close enough to be a participant. While driver testing was fun, but now I am in the middle of testing my favorite club.... the putter. Seeing some interesting stuff with the blade putters and it is a great practice session. It is nice to have a 20+ foot indoor green to work on soeed control. Been rolling lots of 5’, 10’, and 20’ putts. Stoke is looking good.
    2 points
  32. I personally believe the advances in club design are not sweet spot centric but in expanding the sweet spot to deliver high ball speed for mishits. This by itself will result in distance increases for players that don’t hit the center consistently. While your max drive may not increase, your average distance will increase. Find a driver that is optimized for you miss.
    2 points
  33. Yes more forgiving clubs make golf easier because the penalty for a bad shot is at as bad as a less forgiving club that’s the purpose of forgiving clubs. Swinging harder in golf is a bad move. I doubt you will find an instructor anywhere that says swing harder. Swing faster yes, harder no.
    2 points
  34. Tell me ! Went to the lake today, then came home and ordered $70 of shaky heads and Ned rig heads...it’s a disease...
    2 points
  35. I just got back. We did the driving range first and got his 7i from 90 yards out to 130. His 3h from 110 to 150. Then I think I overloaded him with swing thoughts, and he started breaking down. I switched over to a course, stopped giving instruction, and told him to just try to think about the target. He did pretty well. Exception given his experience. We're planning on one more practice session before we actually play in real life. I'm thinking he'll do fine. Day of, I'll emphasize just enjoying it out there and not worrying about performance. I'm looking forward to it.
    2 points
  36. More Yuck[emoji12][emoji12] Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
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  37. Well over a decade until I hit the XXIO demographic. I did go lighter in the shafts for my driver and 3 wood for the new bag. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    2 points
  38. You could try Britt Lindsey over at Golfworks. He's a very knowledgeable. http://ralphmaltby.com/forum/ the more I practice, the luckier I seem to get..
    2 points
  39. I'll pick another lefty - Mr. Phil, hopefully he has some revenge golf after last Sunday's fold. Sent from my iPad using MyGolfSpy
    2 points
  40. Ask questions, we are here to help answer them.
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  41. Hopefully I didn't come across as a jerk with my statement. It is more obvious in football when somebody is injured and still in a starting lineup. Golf is definitely a bit harder compared to football. The biggest thing to remember in a league this big with this type of format is you are never out of it. The top 30 make the playoffs after a LONG season. Plus every week has 59 wins possible so 1 or 2 hot weeks and last place can become 1st place and vice versa. Sent from my Moto Z3 Play using MyGolfSpy mobile app
    2 points
  42. Ordered a jacket from Ping....arrived today but too small, gotta send it back. It was $120 on sale for $50..... Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
    2 points
  43. Florida! Golf year-round, and NO INCOME TAXES!!! Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
    2 points
  44. This is very long for a forum post; it’s really more a golf blog post, but I don’t have a golf blog. Also, I’m not writing any of this with the delusions that people will want to read it, but mostly to bring some order to my own thinking about the distance debate, because I see good arguments on both sides. Perhaps it will also help others. Let’s start with a question: which iconic par 3 is closer to your image of an ideal tournament golf hole? #12 at the Masters, or #16 at the Phoenix Open I suspect most of us are happy to say that there is a place for both holes (inc
    2 points
  45. Golf clubs don’t fix people’s swings. Lessons do. Golf clubs with wide soles will help make your misses end up in a better spot. That doesn’t hold anyone back. Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
    2 points
  46. No sympathy from me. I spent lots of time pre-planning my draft order/picks, participated in the draft, spent more time filling out the roster. One of my players won the WM and recorded an ace. This past weekend I had 3 or my 4 make the cut. All this effort and we're only 5 positions apart . I'm went back and revised my winning formula, adding ratios and where to focus my efforts... which tells me the outcome is largely beyond my control. 0.10 [plays lots of events] + 0.10 [makes lots of cuts] + 0.10 [often among the top 20 finishers] + 0.70 [boat load of luck] = MG
    2 points
  47. This is a tough one, I'm also not a teacher and don't feel qualified to give advice. Both my boys are starting golf and my wife plays a round or two each season. I'll give them basic advice on thing like setup and aiming, proper grip, and plenty on course etiquette and how to play the game. I'd start with this though, ask the guy what his goals are for now? Once bitten with the golf bug it's a hard thing to get rid of. He might end up wanting clubs, wanting to get better, wanting lessons etc... But just starting out I'd probably feel comfortable giving advice on some bigger thing
    2 points
  48. Tell him he needs to marry your sister before he goes on vacation with you to play golf. But yeah, it's ok to offer him some tips. Just keep it reasonable, and focus on one or two things. Anything more than that and it will overwhelm your student.
    2 points
  49. Me thinks someone has been sipping a little too much Buffalo Trace while shopping on the internet. LOL
    2 points
  50. When testing on an unknown launch monitor always compare your current driver to the ones you are testing.
    2 points
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