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  1. I played in league this evening. Let's just say I drank better than I played.
    14 points
  2. Played 18 today with dad at the course hosting the district qualifier next month. Lots of positives and some really good course management today. 39/37 with 3 birdies and a double. If I could gripe about one thing, my was not great. 5 over round was a big deal for me as I had never broken 80 on this course until today. I strung 3 bogeys in a row on 15-17 but finished 18 with a bird. It’s at the south end of Canandaigua Lake and the views are fantastic. One amusing shot from today...I landed the ball square on the top of the flag. The black nut that keeps the flag secured left a nic
    13 points
  3. Get DEADLY around the greens and your cap will drop for sure. One huge difference between us mid-cappers and the low ones is that they get up and down much more frequently. Missed greens are almost like a penalty stroke for us because we can't recover.
    12 points
  4. Earlier, I remarked about my round where I shot back to back 41 with 2 doubles on each side today. Well, tonight, was men's club where the format was basically a skins game. So, on my 3rd nine for the day, I had yet again 2 double bogeys, but this time shot 4 over (39 on par 35 course). Our course has 27 holes and I played all 3 nines today and had 2 double bogies on each 9. I'm beginning to think I'm going to get a new nickname if I keep this up. On the plus side, I did have 2 birdies in the skins game, one of which I stroke on for a net deuce. Don't know if I won anything or not, but
    12 points
  5. Well, I turned up ready to play, but whoever was hitting the ball sucked. Driver was off pretty much the whole day with the exception of 2 or 3 holes. The highlight of the round was the par 3 #8, hit a 7 iron 175 yards, string straight over the flag and 2 putted for par. Ended the day with a 93. I'm blaming the mulch laying the day before.
    11 points
  6. Riverwalk Golf Club Mission/Presidio today after work! 83 (44/39) - 1 birdie, 8 pars, 6 bogeys and 3 doubles. FIR 5/14 (36%) - I had a couple bombs, but also had some crap drives. GIR 5/18 (28%) - Not my best effort on approaches so a work in progress as usual! 30 putts, SG putting -1.210 with six 1 putts and zero 3 putts. It was an up and down round, and I put together a nice 6 hole run to finish the round. On to the next round!
    11 points
  7. I thought the same thing this weekend. The only problem is I don’t drink when I play![emoji23] Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
    10 points
  8. By now, most of you are familiar with the badge system we've got here on the Forum. Most of our badges fit in four categories: forum ranks, golf accomplishments, careers, and countries. Recently, a member suggested a cancer survivor badge, which intrigued us. We decided to broaden it a bit, not limiting it to cancer survivors. We know there are forum members whose stories can't be told without recounting a serious battle for their lives, and this badge is a way to demonstrate that here. We thought that with the introduction of this badge, we'd create a thread for members to tel
    9 points
  9. I can’t wait to start this review, I’ve got a serious head start on the ptxpro’s, and seriously can’t wait for the Icons. I dearly miss my Mizzy mp5’s, especially the scoring end, which the Icons will replace. And the 4UiHi is so deeply needed. My hybrid has lost my confidence... so sad... but I will say, ....nah, I better wait... haha. maybe I can say it’s not a bad idea to buy some a Hogan stock? Is there such a thing?
    9 points
  10. I've not really had any issues with using Android with Arccos other than battery drain and still have enough to play 18. I upgraded phones a while back and now that's to a minimum. My biggest complaint is Arccos not having the social aspect for Android and I've mulled the idea of buying an iPhone just for that reason. Looks like you had a good idea going that route, I hope you really enjoy it. The data is absolutely helpful and sometimes humbling. That's nice! Odyssey is one of those putters that I can just pick up in the store and just flat out roll. Now, on the course it might be a differen
    8 points
  11. Fun fact, this change has actually made our short lists longer because we've got more people getting involved than before. I wouldn't read too much into the raw application numbers.
    8 points
  12. High nasty bombs. I came prepared today
    8 points
  13. @MaxEntropy, Shhhh Don't tell everyone.. My god man.. LOL..
    8 points
  14. Damn they look pretty don't they? Had a good round today. As I said before was an IRON only day and if the 4 Iron is any tell on how this finish wears, signs all point to YES! Hit it on every hole except the Par 3's (sometimes twice per hole). Held up great no major signs of wear. Was wet so the dirt buildup was minimal if any and wiped right off. The moisture definitely showed more today but DID NOT effect spin at all, had great bite on shots and was still able to go at flags. I think it has to do with the water does not stay in the grooves like a normal club: As you can see he
    8 points
  15. Not great by any stretch of the imagination today. Course was playing slow with very little runout on top of a low geeky drive tendency resulted in some short drives. And a bad drive, and unlucky second left my behind a pine tree which led to a double, but I did notch my first birdie of the season and had no 3 putts once again. Plus, I made it to my computer 3 minutes before the staff conference started at 9. [emoji16]
    8 points
  16. Not sure if it was the heat and humidity or recovery from the Memorial Day weekend - but yesterday's swings were lower with all of the sticks - most in the 3-4 mph range. Will be interesting to see what tomorrow brings, hopefully the numbers will be back up.
    8 points
  17. No worries! If it makes you feel any better, I have personally adjusted the weight of my Superspeed sticks by taking small amounts off the heads with the occasional contact with the garage floor. I am not sure if my faster speeds over time are due to increased fast twitch muscle fibers or the decrease in weight of the sticks.
    8 points
  18. The paint on our deck has sand in it - very good grip in tennis shoes, but what prompted me to use a door mat was after sparks flew off my driver. Nice little scuff on the bottom now. Yes, I'm an idiot.
    8 points
  19. I started doing the protocols during last years testing and stopped due to pain in my fingers but the 2020 thread inspired me to get started again. The big question was where to start; I was through 19 weeks so my thought was to start protocol 3 over again but I would judge based on numbers from my first session. Having done most wanted driver testing, I knew my swing speed on GC Quad was generally in the 106-108 range when making a normal shot. Took a before number and swung at 108. Started the protocol and my initial numbers were just under where I stopped last year so I think I am s
    8 points
  20. ... So many ways to play this game, even at a high level. I don't wanna say I never chip twice, but I never chip twice. If I am driving the ball well and my swing feels good I am usually below par. But much more often I am not driving the ball well and my swing feels tight, so I find myself in plenty of up and down situations usually shooting in the mid 70's. My save percentage would be somewhere around 80% and even higher on some days. Last week I was 12 for 13 getting up and down, and all of them were far from easy. But that also means I hit 5 GIRs which is obviously well below my index but
    7 points
  21. I jumped on here probably 18 months ago, and felt like it was just a thread to apply for contests not really a golfer's haven. Joined in April this year as I'm extremely bored during coronavirus and have loved the content. It's now a part of my morning routine: Coffee, Check Email, Read WSJ, Check MGS Forum for any new threads, start work.
    7 points
  22. Hope this works! I'm not one to buy a putter without trying it first but I've heard outstanding things about this and can return up until August 1st. It was between this one and the double wide; ready for all the MOI I can get. Plus the "S" version has a little toehang for my slight arcing stroke. Odyssey Stroke Lab Black Ten S Putter Right Handed 34.25in Phil's first time out with it and he had 7 birdies.... I'll be happy with half of that.
    7 points
  23. By my count, there are currently ~6-8 active tests right now (about 30-50 regular posters?). I don't recall other years having such busy early seasons, especially with the lockdowns likely delaying the start of some. Combine that with the recruit status thing and they've eliminated a lot of the non-posters coming in and only posting in test application threads. I'd be all over applying if I wasn't already doing the SuperSpeed test.
    7 points
  24. New personal record with the driver after training today Hit 117, 119 and 119 on three consecutive swings
    7 points
  25. Lots of times I enjoy reviews just because I like to see what others do. You guys all amaze this old school guy with your technical skills. This test is different though. I’m looking forward to hearing how you all do with this particularly as they transition through the set. I had a great integrated combo iron set for a number of years and have longed for that same set up since I aged out of them. It’s eluded me so far - either the turf interaction differs as the model type changes or the gapping is not right or the visual between model switches is too dramatic - right now I’ve settled fo
    7 points
  26. I followed the 18 version pretty much for the entirety and will say that it seems to be a right of passage to hit the ground at least once or twice or the poor (pre-PRGR) "radars" that you put straight in front of your swing. Sent from my SM-G950U using MyGolfSpy mobile app
    7 points
  27. What exactly is the problem here? This is perhaps the greatest opportunity in all of golf to 1) become a serious member of the best golf site on the planet 2) become a serious “tester” and contributor- and I mean in a serious way 3) get a full bag of custom fitted stix that will absolutely blow your mind! 4) that will open your brain to an entire new way of shot tracking and inside information to your own game - unbelievable! 5) create new friendships that will last you a lifetime please everyone, sign up, and tell you friends! it just doesn’t get bigger than
    7 points
  28. So far, I've been perhaps a little more inconsistent off the tee with more right misses than usual, but no left misses since I started the program. I'll take a one-sided miss over my usual nearly 50/50 left/right split any day. Distance is hard to assess with wet fairways and no roll, but many have been in the high end of my Arccos smart range, even without much roll. I have topped a couple tee balls, which I almost never do, so I'm tempted to think all these protocol swings intentionally trying to be around 6" off the ground may be contributing? Just a guess. Irons have been good - I feel smo
    6 points
  29. Update: went to the doctor, he said he expects me to be fine. Just need more rest and recovery. Kyle from SuperSpeed doesn’t want time to try and return too soon again. I’m anxious but want to be smart as well. I’ll probably end up being a few weeks behind when all is said and done. Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
    6 points
  30. Unfortunately no, this is a really fun one. It's only 368 from the back tee and that fairway sits on a table. Miss left and you're in a valley surrounded by those trees. Miss right and it's OB. I hit a 3 or 4 iron and it turns into a get your par and walk to the 11th scenario.
    6 points
  31. ... Haha guilty as charged. I made that mistake with a Spyder putter when they first came out and were so hot on tour. I figured if so many that need to make putts for a living are switching to the Spyder, there must be something to it. My next 2 visits to the PGA SS I rolled about 50 putts and the Spyder was deadly, especially from 6 feet. So I bought one. First round on the course was a disaster. While putts on hard, fast and very flat carpeting at the SS were very accurate, adding slope with slower green speeds made judging distance very difficult with the Spyder. I basically had no feel wi
    6 points
  32. To piggy back off @B.Boston I also made all my meetings and felt refreshing to play before work! Light drizzle here and there felt good (very humid today) nothing was rolling so off the tee was shorter. Was a good ball striking day, crap putting. Also to note I played irons only (with 2 drives just to see where I was at). Overall 40 with great fairways hit (thanks to the irons) and the GIR reflected the shortness off the tee. Lastly the course entrance I through in there. Was great to see with memorial day and the shutdown, was nice to see some American pride out there.
    6 points
  33. This doesn't mean as much to most people I'm sure. But... MY BARBER CALLED ME AND HE'S CUTTING AGAIN AND I HAVE AN APPOINTMENT ON FRIDAY!
    6 points
  34. Started off rough with back to back double bogies, but finished the front nine with a 41. I'll be darned if I didn't get another 2 doubles on the back nine and shot the same 41. 82 with 4 double bogies (one birdie).
    6 points
  35. Miramar Memorial Golf Course again with my usual crew this morning! 90 (42/48, 89 ESC) - 7 pars, 6 bogeys, 4 doubles and a triple. Holes 10-14 pretty much killed this round. FIR 5/15 (33%) - Driver wasn't too bad for the most part aside from that aforementioned stretch on the back. GIR 6/18 (33%) - I was using a friends Z785s and while the lofts are the same as my Epons, I was still feeling them out. Wedges on the other hand were atrocious. 31 putts, SG -4.020, six 1 putts and one 3 putt. I missed some short ones, including a 3 foot birdie. Overall though, I'm still fee
    5 points
  36. Upstate New York is gorgeous. I spent a summer in Cooperstown and was lucky to play a few courses around the area, nothing fancy, but incredible views galore.
    5 points
  37. OR.....Like Lefty would say just "HIT BOMBS"
    5 points
  38. Per DECADE last 64 rounds. 74.47 scoring average. Save 42.57% Rough Save 46.47% Sand Save 25.84% Fairway Save 46.05% 2 chips per round 1.26 Dam those are not pretty. The last one drives me insane!! Total SG Short Game -0.62, which would put me 220 on tour. So not bad with ugly percentages. But overall if I miss a green the percentages say I am making bogey.
    5 points
  39. I had the same problem with the fingers. I've been double gloving for the training and really working on relaxing my hands. This has really helped me and relaxing the hands improved my swing speed and I had better ball striking on the course.
    5 points
  40. We are all looking forward to this review!! Man I love testing season, seeing the thrill of other golfers as they get the new stuff, watching their love for the clubs develop, seeing the honeymoon period wear off and reality hit and the honest reviews. THIS PLACE ROCKS!!!! Sorry, just got a little excited there
    5 points
  41. It’s the Catalina Winemixer of testing!
    5 points
  42. Alder wood came in the other day and I can't wait to use it. I've got a pork loin I'm going to put in the smoker this weekend along with some smoked Mac and cheese. I'm
    5 points
  43. I just can’t get any birdie putts to drop lol started off great, 3 straight fairways and 3 straight GIRs and 3 straight 2 putt pars. Then 1 pulled tee shot and the wheels came off for a nice round 81...grrr Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
    5 points
  44. 76 again, but a few mental lapses contributed at least 2 or 3 strokes. really been hitting a lot of solid shots lately- I’m hoping for one of those days for it all to come together....
    5 points
  45. Let it be known that the golf gods did not look kindly to me questioning another man's definition of a dumpster fire. Is there such thing as a nuclear version of a dumpster fire? Well, it happened to me in league last night.... It all started innocently enough. 3H to the fairway, AW to ~15 feet and a three putt. Then I promptly hit the next tee shot OB (by only a few feet), followed by less-than-optimal recovery through trees, a decent 3W, and a chip to the center of the green for another 3-putt. To summarize, I tripled both par 5's, had three 3-putts, and was 13 over when I st
    5 points
  46. Got this email and thought I should pass it along. Thank you to all those working on the front lines of the Covid-19 pandemic.
    4 points
  47. Got the new Garmin Approach G62. Played the first three rounds with it and had 49% battery life remaining after the 3 rounds. Huge improvement over the Approach S60 in terms of battery. Caddie feature was cool until it started telling me to use a hybrid off every tee because the driver was so bad. I didn't think the wind function would be a big deal but it is nice. Scrolling thru hazards is a major improvement. Also nice to see heart rate as you go. I've got ice in my veins.
    4 points
  48. I have noticed variations as well based on time of day and how much fun work was that day or what I was doing prior to swings. With the nicer weather I have been running again so I am working on how I schedule the swings. Overall I have seen consistent gains. Sent from my iPad using MyGolfSpy
    4 points
  49. Well I finished the first workout of week 13 yesterday after finally getting going again this spring. You can see from this table here that I am seeing a plateau in my weekly high speed swings for the past few weeks. I feel like I'm on the brink of a bump though as I've had several first swings with the green stick around 120-123 before getting going. Yesterday I even ended with two 126's in a row... whyyyyy it couldn't have read 127? I don't know! And here is the high swings from my normal side by workout. This really shows the session to session consistency I'm starting to see
    4 points
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