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  1. It's taken 9 years but I now present to you my 5,000th post. It's slow compared to some of the have a chats here, but I got there. Hopefully I can get the next 5,000 before 2029. Thanks to all of you for making this, as far as I'm concerned, the BEST golf forum on the interwebs.
    22 points
  2. 2020 continues to suck in every way possible. I had to put my big boy down last evening. I had him for 12 years... from 5 weeks old. He saw me through a bad divorce. He was my best buddy. I can't stop crying.
    11 points
  3. My daughter decided to join in the cleaning today....my wife has now officially been outnumbered by golf enthusiasts
    9 points
  4. you are like a squirrel on crack my friend. by my count you’re in like 4 different threads discussing equipment changes (driver, putter grip, putter, iron heads, iron shafts) while also trying out a few different instructors to fix some flaws in your swing. that is A LOT of moving parts when trying to hit a ball with a stick is hard enough as it is. i know equipment testing is something a lot of people on here like, and more power to everyone with the time and desire to go through that, but i wonder if getting one thing figured out at a time might help the rest settle in to place? just my two cents man. no harm meant by it at all. like my old man says...that and $5 will get you a cup of coffee. (or maybe a latte at the roastery in Cap Hill)
    6 points
  5. No. I would have not handled it any different. In my opinion, your friend knew your club and should have told the other two in advance to be prepared to wear something decent. I feel that all golfers should be prepared to dress appropriately while playing golf. It should not matter if it's a private, semi-private or public course. Kudos to you and maybe they learned a lesson in golf etiquette.
    6 points
  6. I wear golf clothes no matter where I play, never even considered golfing in jeans... Costco has it all for very cheap. And I wear my "good stuff" when I know Im going to a nice club. not repairing ball marks or replacing divots... I learned from an old goat years ago to respect the grass. Because you will probably land in a divot for every one you don't fix. Ive turned into the guy who uses both sand fill jugs each side filling the endless divots. Probably since I play the same track 90% of the time. You would think that other people would see all the repaired areas, and think about fixing their own... but sadly, I find many new ones every day... But oddly, most seem to fix the greens thank goodness...
    5 points
  7. Working from home now that Michigan is back on modified COVID restrictions. Has the perk of being able to get outside to do protocols at lunchtime. I started the fourth protocol per the recommendation of the SuperSpeed team in this thread. Very happy to see my speeds have stayed steady despite some layoff time. Also, I continue to pass the turf tear test...
    5 points
  8. I enjoy having a few beers on the course. I feel like it makes me play a bit better because it relaxes me and just kind of puts me in my happy place. Beer for me always just puts me in a good place, theres just a fine line between having a good time and getting wasted though.
    5 points
  9. Well, I played the front side fairly well. A poorly executed hole led to a double on the front for a 38. Then, an alien entered my body for the backside. I don't know if I lost focus or what, but I struggled big time shooting 43 on the back for an 81.
    5 points
  10. Exactly my point. Love him or hate him, Tiger is a very big draw for casual golf viewers and since DJ had such a big lead heading into sunday, it almost made it a foregone conclusion he would pull it out unless something catastrophic happened...you know, like scoring a 10 on a hole... Funny enough, I recall watching sports center and even just evening news and all the mentions were "yeah, DJ won, set a record, BUT DID YOU SEE THIS 10 TIGER SHOT ON A SINGLE HOLE!!! Let's watch the reply!"
    4 points
  11. Let’s face it though. The majority of sports watchers are going to pick football over golf most of the time. I bet If Tiger Woods was about to win jacket 6... those numbers would look a little different.
    4 points
  12. I usually drink a few on the course. But I tend to keep them in the cooler if I am playing really well. Once things fall apart, they are like a rally monkey.
    4 points
  13. Best part about living FL I’m always wearing sunglasses. Unfortunately SWMBO caught on years ago. Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
    4 points
  14. At least the bar for 2021 is set pretty low
    4 points
  15. Congrats to one of the OG's!
    4 points
  16. I'm really excited to have them built up! I got the KBS $ Taper's, stiff. If I'm lucky I might be able to hit them outdoors this weekend!
    4 points
  17. to clear things up, i’m not vegan. that being said, the same things apply to a more standard diet. the more processed crap, fried food, and added sugar you can cut out, the better you’ll feel - and quick!
    4 points
  18. I don't know them all, but there are actually rules on what can be submitted. All clubs submitted must be available to purchase without any upcharges. There have been manufacturers eliminated from testing because the clubs they submitted where not available for consumers to purchase. MGS does their best to fit the testers to the clubs that have been provided. In most cases the OEMs provide the clubs, but there are instances where MGS purchases clubs for the testing; this generally happens when a high profile OEM doesn't submit clubs. As @Golfspy_CG2 indicated, most people don't get fit; they walk into a shop hit a few clubs and decide which one they want. From talking with golfers on the course most have very little knowledge about clubs. As an example I was asked by someone on my golf team what kind of shaft I had in my driver because he previously had one and he didn't hit it well. I responded that is was the new KBS TD Wood shaft and it was an aftermarket shaft. His response was that he only wanted to know if it was stiff or regular.
    4 points
  19. We had a total of no one, nada, not another soul on the course yesterday at Coyote Wash. We played 18 holes in 2:26! I did manage to bounce a drive into a fairway mower. He had his earpods in, felt the whack on his thigh, and the ball bounce ahead. That was the only person we saw until hitting the parking lot.
    4 points
  20. I have a surplus store nearby that sells them cheap. I'd rather a solid door for a fire break than something cheap and crappy
    4 points
  21. I don't care to drink alcohol when I play golf, but have played with two different guys over the years that got better and better the more they drank. there motto was drink a beer a hole and take a leak every two holes. LOL
    4 points
  22. Today is 1 week in the books. Did a little more in depth review on the tracking sheet (in my signature and 1st post). Overall was good definitely had cravings but nothing worse then when i stopped dipping. intiial weight drop was surprising wasn’t expecting a very big initial drop. Maintained after than and have not been under 200 in several years. Was never at any point “starving” and I use that term loosely, also my overall energy seemed to have an increase. I also found pains and swelling to go down as well (knees and hands). going to keep on keeping on and hopefully see some more losses and maybe a waste shrink we shall see. oh and I had a surgery last Thursday so the NA for swing speed is because I won’t be swinging probably until next week some time. Tonight had some chickpea pasta with vegan meatballs, broccoli and marinara. Was actually pretty damn good
    4 points
  23. I had my wife with me. She would have broken my phone if I tried.
    4 points
  24. Day later than I was hoping, but worth the wait! Maltby TS-1's, 4-PW (8i in single pics) for your viewing pleasure...
    4 points
  25. So I played today, and overall I had a tough round largely for lack of any short game touch around the greens...normally my strong suit. Not going to get down on myself for an 82 when I haven’t had any practice or rounds to speak of for a while. What I did get out of my round was motivation and affirmation...I’m getting longer. I hit 4 drives over 300 yards today after not touching that number all season! No, I have no pretty LM pics, spin numbers, or any sexy data to analyze. I can only tell you that on course I was hitting less club into several holes, and based on my GPS app I had quite a few bombs. I don’t know if it’s the weight training, increase mass, SuperSpeed, PlaneMate, or all of the above. Nor do I care...I’m going to keep doing what I’ve been doing! I still have plans to get on a launch monitor mid-December...can’t wait!
    3 points
  26. I went to the club today to primarily work on short game shots. Nevertheless, I hit the range for about 20 minutes and played around trying to work the ball with the TSi2. I hit driver in groups of three shots: one straight, one draw and one fade. I was pretty impressed with the workability of the driver. It is much easier to draw than my Fusion. I played a slice for eons, and I now have a hard time trying to hit a fade on command. I thinks it's something mental--my subconscious won't let me go back to swinging the way I worked so hard to change. Same with the TSi2. Still, I found the TSi pretty easy to curve (draw) when I wanted to, and to hit straight most of the time. I'll do a bit more structured test later on working the ball. But at first blush, it worked well.
    3 points
  27. A big Congrats to ya Mattie......5,00 posts us pretty sweet, and 9 years us awesome....here’s looking at you kid! Hope to see you in the Spring Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
    3 points
  28. At least I beat you at something!
    3 points
  29. Release in a normal year would have been August/September time frame. When they had to make the decision in the spring to push back the release, A January launch and big push at the PGA Show in made the most sense, as there really isn't a ton of golf purchasing going on in November or December in most of the country. Christmas sales for Golf Clubs isn't really a thing. Trust me I've given Santa enough hints on that, and end up with no brown boxes under the tree every year As for price, if you go to the Wilson Raw bal thread and read a lot of the comments in there on the Wilson Tour Model ball being priced up in the TP5 and Callaway range, Barbs gives some pretty good reasoning on why it makes since for the challenger brands to price near the premium brands when the quality of the product calls for it. And these irons are without a doubt of the same quality as he current lines from the "Big 4"
    3 points
  30. Fun exercise. I'll jump in with a few ideas. 1) Branding - better engagement on social media and on the forums. Since Corey left, their Twitter feed is now mostly posting sale or product announcements without a lot of actual engagement. They also seem to tweet on average every 3-4 days, save for recently due to new product announcements. Facebook, they post a lot but don't respond to much from what I've seen. Get someone (or two someones) on the forums to discuss products, updates, and answer questions. Don't recall seeing a W/S product rep around in a number of years. Additionally, a dedicated W/S website separate from their main corporate site that has all of their lines underneath it. 2) Distribution - product needs to be on the shelves. Period. Especially in the big box stores where the bulk of golf purchases are made. Too many people talk about how they'd like to try them out, but can't find them. I have to drive 45 mins either towards Boston or down into RI to get my hands on W/S clubs. 3) Messaging - I like when they have Frank Simonutti talking about their golf balls and why they designed them. The Duo has a lot of fans, so more info about those, or the Raw balls, and specifically why they work well, will go a long way towards awareness. Likewise, they have a huge history - contrasting that with their recent innovations and really playing the two of them off of each other could work well, if done right. 4) Use what you've been given - Rick Shiels, for one, talks about how much he loves Wilson irons. So get influencers like that to really work with you. Likewise with the accolades from MGS; aside from a few tweets I don't think I've seen them really use the feedback and accolades from actual golfers in their marketing. I know I react more to what a 15 hdcp says rather than what a pro says about golf gear. Same with their internal staff - Callaway does a great job with putting their design team and internal staff out there to talk about product development, who's using what, why they did certain things, etc. Whether it's podcasts, videos, interviews, etc they're always out there. The job Harry did with Callaway was amazing - I'm not saying Wilson should replicate it, but it shows that brands can absolutely be brought to the forefront over the course of a few years. Most importantly, there just needs to be some consistency across the board. You can't do a big push like they did with DvD then go relatively silent. They had the issues with the sole plate and it seems like that seemed to take the wind out of them across the board. Just my personal opinion and observation.
    3 points
  31. Hi guys! I finally figured it out. Did myself a software which calculated it. Thanks for the answers! I attach pictures of my newest self-designed putter
    3 points
  32. I recommend sunglasses to hide those wayward eyes
    3 points
  33. 3 points
  34. I’ll chime in on what we had tonight. Asian soba bowl with mushrooms, snow peas and edamame
    3 points
  35. I still need to attach the crown molding on the top.
    3 points
  36. Pulled the trigger on a Down Under Board. The new "pro" model that's adjustable and can accommodate flared feet. It's normally something I'd DIY, but I want it now. Too lazy to make a trip to Home Depot... I really struggle with proper lower body rotation in my swing. Always searching for something that provides the right feelings to make my practice time more valuable.
    3 points
  37. ... As a 21.5 index, you need the best fitting combo you can play. Of course this is true for everyone regardless of index but high index players may not know their swing well enough and might be using equipment ill fit for their games. I made the mistake of installing some Steelfiber i95 stiff shafts in my irons and they were just too stout for my swing. Several years later after talking to Aerotech I installed a set of i95 regular flex and the results are excellent. As a shaft ho I didn't mind all that much but I would have saved money along with some time and the aggravation of shafting, removing shafts, boxing and selling them had I been fit to begin with.
    3 points
  38. We haven’t ate great but not bad either prior to this but this Atleast initially has shown my body shouldn’t have felt the way it did. I am also having my ginger ales too so it’s not like I completely cut good tasting stuff out
    3 points
  39. it’s amazing how fast things change when you remove the s*** from your diet. it’s usually the subtle changes first, followed by the more obvious ones. firsts it’s the energy, mood, skin, your pants fitting a little better...then after a few weeks you're down a few pounds and look visibly better.
    3 points
  40. we’re trying to do the right thing for our small family and everyone we impact. it’s hard to know what the right thing is with no clear instructions coming from people in charge, but at least this is something we can control.
    3 points
  41. this is very much me. The darkness at 4 sucks and I definitly get the end of golf season depression. This past week has been different, darkness still sucks but I have not been “groggy” or just all in all tired. Even though my waste has not changed and no drastic weight loss, pants feel better and my “gut” is just better.
    3 points
  42. I think the permanent residents should get lots of breaks ( such as, preferential tee times) over the seasonal residents because they support the community all year.
    3 points
  43. Might need to consider looking at this more in depth. I feel like a bag of smashed potato chips lately. Just dead tired all the time, falling asleep watching TV at like 9... not normal. I do dislike this time change junk though. Might have to move to Australia in the winter....
    3 points
  44. I did not do it as much this year but I do enjoy it and they needed it! My wife always asks how I can just sit there for an hour and do it lol....because it’s golf.... Oh they’re about to be very happy! So I got the SM7s from @B.Boston same style grip MCC4 but I have not regrouped yet they are all only a year of use so far. When I regrip I’ll match them. yea we just decided to not go to my parents. Wife is in the school and my son goes beteeen houses and I am not going a 2 week time period of not seeing him if we tested positive because we did a meal. Couple of family members not direct will be going so is what it is. Sounds like a vaccine is almost ready...I won’t be getting it but everyone else can lol
    3 points
  45. I probably would have handled in pretty much the same way. Most golfers understand that most private clubs and resort courses will have a dress code. Apparently, this guy didn't understand that. His disrespect to you was unacceptable IMO.
    3 points
  46. Obviously spin is important, but remember the target audience. If you're consistently flying the ball to the green and wanting it to stop, you're probably going to move up to something that is either weaker lofted and generates more spin, or you probably swing the club hard enough to launch the ball higher and rely on the peak height and descent angle to help stop the ball. Flippers, who probably make up a good number of these golfers, are going to present a ton of loft at impact anyway. My Cobra SpeedZones don't spin the ball a lot either, but by combating it with a spinny ball and enough swing speed/launch angle, I can't recall having too many issues getting the ball to stop this year. That being said, I do play most of my rounds on a course with old and soft greens. I hate generalizing because I know several in this thread play these types of irons and have games that are better than your typically 110+ player who is more concerned about the quantity of beer drank than quantity of strokes during a round. But when I'm thinking of the target audience who is going to their local golf store and buying off the rack, I'm thinking about my father-in-law who needs every ounce of distance he can get, and is likely running the ball onto the green unless he's within chipping distance. If it comes in from the air it's going to have so much left-to-right slice on it the ball isn't going to stop anyway.
    3 points
  47. Maybe we can get the Mods to create a Seasonal Resident badge. Sent from my iPad using MyGolfSpy
    3 points
  48. I don’t have to much interest in these types of technology. the information thing is everything though so that wouldn’t be overly concerning. If you have a phone chances (and by chances I mean 100%) the info is already out there
    3 points
  49. Did you happen to get a picture of the girl in the skimpy bathing suit, Tony? Just wondering. It's not like we'd be interested in seeing anything like that...
    3 points
  50. I wouldn't overthink this or let it bother you (it would me as well). Some people just don't care and unfortunately you don't have to look too far to see that. Just yesterday my wife and I were in a Walmart and a gal came in wearing a skimpy bathing suit. Yes she did have a mask - and it was possibly larger than her bathing suit. Some people just don't get it. Lesson learned - don't invite your friend back.
    3 points
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