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  1. I may have told this before but it is funny A friend of mine about 15 years ago now got paired up with this nice couple from Canada down here for the winter. He was a retired RCMP Police Officer and she a retired school teacher. If you looked up retired school teacher her picture would be beside it. She had some new orange Top Flite golf balls. One of the par 3s have some houses beside it and one guy was working in his yard. She hit her ball in the yard. She went to the fence and asked the man if she could have her orange golf ball back? He told her no that tough luck it was on his proper
    12 points
  2. It is official now, I'm an American citizen.
    10 points
  3. How does my toe hang look? 1st pic is with 2 x 6g weights. 2nd is 1 x 6g heel, 1 x 2g in toe. Approx 35° and 27°. Wouldn't think 4g could make so much difference Shaft just arrived so had to do a quick check as I had no idea what I would get... Big sigh of relief that it's not rubbish. Off the the pro shop to get it finished off..
    9 points
  4. I'd trade my HIO for your index/ability/consistency in a nanosecond. I'm honestly just stoked that I had witnesses, even cooler that the group ahead of us waved us on. I always had a fear that I'd make one playing solo, or that I'd just never make one, but I had come to peace with that idea. I would love to consistently threaten shooting par, and even break par on occasion. My HIO was dog lucky: high, 3y cut into the wind that DUNKED in the hole (with the Covid foam in it) how can you get any luckier? As I mentioned, we were playing greenies and my mom's cousin had just hit it to about
    9 points
  5. Not at all being sarcastic: right now, PXG should be in that mix of value drivers.
    6 points
  6. I would have never guessed that you were open for trades.
    6 points
  7. They are solidly in the bag for all modern club rounds (I've started playing every 4th or 5th round with classics). I don't see them leaving any time soon.
    6 points
  8. COBRA GOLF LAUNCHES LIMITED EDITION RICKIE FOWLER PROTO IRONS Carlsbad, Calif. (January 25, 2021) – COBRA® Golf, a leader in golf club innovation, unveiled today its highly anticipated, limited-edition COBRA RF Proto Irons, a design collaboration with longtime COBRA ambassador and five-time PGA TOUR winner, Rickie Fowler. The RF Proto Irons are a replica of the head design that Fowler plays to provide golfers with an opportunity to experience what it feels like to play the same tour-caliber irons trusted weekly by one of game’s most popular players. The desi
    5 points
  9. OK, this one was terribly unexpected, but the price was good. Trade/re-sale value is still pretty good, too, so I'm not out a lot if it fails. Time for a driver shootout! Saddest thing about this purchase? Largely driven by the fact that I love how the Optifit hosels don't change the shaft/grip orientation. Having a mis-aligned shaft/grip drives me nuts on my Cobra (I know, I could pull and re-orient, but...).
    5 points
  10. As noted in the commissioner chat, 1 team went broke, 25 teams didn't spend a dime. A lot of different ways to split that atom peoples.
    5 points
  11. Took a plunge and ordered the new OGIO Woodē hybrid bag today. I was able to find a 25% off coupon which worked and pushed me over the edge. With their generous return and warranty I feel comfortable if I don’t end up liking it or How it fits on my pushcart I can return or resell with ease. I went with the black and red color scheme:
    5 points
  12. ... LOL, that would work for me. I do have 6 pair of Ecco Biom Hybrids with 4 in rotation and 2 in reserve so probably set on shoes. Of course I am always very happy for any golfer that gets a HIO. Thanks for the well wishes and while I have mentally given up on a HOI, anything is possible. ... I have 2 Albatross (double eagles) and while some say that requires more skill, and admittedly it does take 2 really good shots, I was certainly not aiming at the flag for either one just trying to find the green and just got lucky. OTOH, I have had good yardages and aimed right at the flag hundre
    5 points
  13. I'm being purposely ambiguous, as there is some work to do on my end over the next month or so, but I spent some money today on several items I'm really excited about. I wasn't planning on it, but I wasn't happy with how my bag was going to look heading into the season. If the person in customer service was right, UPS should be dropping off the first (and arguably most important) box yet this week! More to come... I promise.
    5 points
  14. My goals for 2021 are pretty simple Spend some time every day working on some aspect of my game. Full swing, short game, mental game, or strength and flexibility. (24/24 so far) Remember why I started playing this game. Get back to golf being fun. Enjoy my time at the course. Try to recognize that shooting low scores is not as important has having a good time. Play some great courses in the PNW. Good luck to everyone in 2021!
    5 points
  15. Recently watched a review video from TXG (i know some ppl like them and others dont) but it gave a great perspective of the new drivers on the market from Cobra, Mizuno, and Srixon when compared to Titleist. They made it known that there are 7 excellent drivers on the market! Will be very interested to see how the 2021 Most Wanted Driver test goes and if these companies send out Drivers for our Forum members to test! Could turn some heads!
    4 points
  16. I spent half my FAAB but got the guys I had as my top 4. Couldn’t resist bidding on Tiger even if he only plays in 6-7 events. If I happen to get a guy you wanted I am always open for trades lol
    4 points
  17. Appreciate the insights guys! I think I'll pass on the ramset since I don't have a the gun and it would get pricey to hang just a few cabinets. Might use the tapcon to install 2x4 french cleats and get them nice and level, then hang the shelves - that way I could always change/remove them down the road if I need to.
    4 points
  18. If you are working by yourself I think the tapcon / cleat is the easiest method to do a good job
    4 points
  19. One of the last rounds I played this year with 3 others at a private club and there was a guy playing solo behind us (it was 40 degrees) and we could see the green of the par 3 we just finished from our tee box and one of the guys in our group went "holy sh*t, he just made that!".... the guy who hit the ball didn't even react and when he got to the green the 4 of us gave him some applause but he was kind of ho-hum.... I suppose if you're playing solo it doesn't have the same effect.
    4 points
  20. I decided that my wife's yoga mat would do me more good than her.. split in half and taped end to end makes a perfect 10' runway. Rolls true at about a 10. Added marks at 10', 5', and 3'. 3-5 footers have been the my nemesis. One of my goals for 2021 is to make my weakness (putting) my strength. After spending a week with this setup, the Puttout, a new toe-heavy blade putter, and a putt stroke overhaul, my round on Saturday I already noticed my putting had had improved night and day. Feel like I still have some work to do but everything already feels so much more comfortable. Super
    4 points
  21. Hey guys, got a question for the brain trust - buddy gave me some old cabinets that I am hoping to put into my basement workshop. It's all hallow cinder block walls down there, so what type of anchor should I use to hang the uppers? Looking at tapcon, toggle bolts, concrete anchors...gets confusing! They will need to hold a decent amount for tools, batteries, clamps, solvents, screws, etc... Wouldn't think any single cabinet would hold more than 200lbs, though. Also been thinking about a french cleat system to make hanging them much easier, or even putting up a rough framing wall in
    4 points
  22. Dreaming that Scotty Cameron releases the new futura/phantom putter line and that it has a stainless steel milled face and it has a 5.5 model with flow neck as a retail option
    4 points
  23. Just had a guy out here in the east bay (SF Bay Area) get a CONDOR on a par 6 last week.
    4 points
  24. That is awesome!! Congratulations!!
    4 points
  25. 2 Albatross is amazing. I’m going to forecast your first HIO. Long par 3, water front and left of green, pin cut on the left. You’ll aim for centre of green, pull it, think it might be wet, get a kick back to the right and into the hole. After that you’ll have one a year for 3 years. So remember this whenever you play a long par 3 with water left
    4 points
  26. So I have been working on my coaching points and wanted to share an update! My shot shape has become more predictable and better. My snap pull hook is slowly disappearing as a slight push with a draw has become more prevalent. Still have the wild pull here and there however my last 15 shots today where very tight and solid. With 7 Iron for example my Distance has decreased from 210 yards with a SD of 22.9 to 185 yards with a SD of 6.7. way more consistent and repeatable distance with much less fatigue. Additionally my miss 30.1 Yards to the left with a SD of 21.5 down to 1.9 yards to the Ri
    4 points
  27. Ha, you know me too well. To be honest, had I found a composite shaft that worked during the 2019 fitting/G410 purchase, I'd probably be content. But then there is the length question, the window of opportunity reality, the slew of MGS Official Testing, and, of course, the BIG question whether any can compete with PING .
    4 points
  28. I'm thinking that by the time you decide on which club you want to pull the trigger on, you are going to realize that the next cycle release is only 3 weeks away and might want to test all the next cycles clubs too. Given how long those ping eye 2's stayed in the bag, I think you have about 7 more years and 16 more fittings before you get a new set
    4 points
  29. The bars are all closed up still. Next time I get invited to play with them I'm gonna bring a cooler full of misc adult beverages. Probably throw some Gatorades in there too for the non-degens
    4 points
  30. The D7 forged are getting a second look this Thursday at my TS fitting session part two . Also being added are the ZX5, G425, i210, JPX921HM and possibly the DCB's. Going all in with an added putter fitting, Whewwww, long day...
    4 points
  31. They shouldn't be of course but we are all different in the way we attack the ball. My misses tend to be thin - I found that thin hits were often weak and right with the G30 - they are pretty much hole high and a bit left with the D7's. My thin may be different from yours though - I also find that I can get away with a tad fat and bit on the toe.
    4 points
  32. I had my first lesson on Wednesday. I was gifted lessons for Christmas because i wanted to get better. On my own I have taken my score from 110+ to mid to low 90's. It was time to get over the hump and find consistency and a better game. So I go down to my local PGA Superstore and sign up to take lessons from a coach i watched from a far for a while and liked his energy and the way he conducted himself. Basically he had good body language so I went with a hunch and took a lesson with him. I arrive and he welcomes me, tells me to grab my 7 iron and start warming up. He immediately breaks
    3 points
  33. Gonna need a sim day strictly driver in my future the hulk and freedom (this is what I’ve dubbed the limited edition RDX) are going head to head
    3 points
  34. You can probably add the D9 to the list as well, based on cost & value. The early reviews on it so far have been pretty good.
    3 points
  35. Things are coming along will open a thread in the next few days
    3 points
  36. Is it just a paint issue or is the target/material itself failing?
    3 points
  37. So this is the only thing I’ve noticed deteriorating on the net so far: but I do hit a lot of balls per week! Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
    3 points
  38. some HEFTY HEFTY bids out there.... some folks used 50+ pct of their FAAB. Hope it works out well!
    3 points
  39. Another vote for tapcons...
    3 points
  40. I use Tapcons to put up shelves in my basement onto concrete block. Just get the right size and it should be fine.
    3 points
  41. Wow I am a club ho. Since jan 2020 Diablo edge r irons set Rogue cf18 iron set Mavrik max iron set (back up set for sale) Mizuno jpx919 hm iron set (current player) Wedges. Callaway sureout 2 56, and 60 Callaway mack daddy 4, 52 Cleveland cbx2 52 and 56 Driver/wood Epic flash sub zero Mavrik std Mavrik max Mavrik sub zero (current player) Fairway woods Razr black 5w Mavrik 3+w Mavrik 5w Mavrik SZ 3w (current player) Mavrik SZ 5w ( current player) Odessey triple track 7 putter. Coun
    3 points
  42. I prefer using powder actuated nail gun “Ramset”. They make charges for all different concrete including block. Or tapcon works too just a little more tedious. Will cost a little more if you have to by the gun. Made finishing my basement super easy (if you do get the trigger one not the hammer one)
    3 points
  43. Back under the old handicap system, you were supposed to play to your handicap about 25% of the time (https://www.oga.org/back-basics-handicapping-101-playing-your-handicap). I haven't found an update to that logic since the change to the WHS. Looking at my last revision, 3 of my last 20 scores have differentials at or below my index, and another two scores are .5 or less above my index. So I guess the 25% rule is pretty much still in tact.
    3 points
  44. For a couple years I played golf in Mizuno trail running shoes. At the time, I was a huge Mizuno fanboy and wanted Mizuno golf shoes but they obviously arent available in the states, so those were the next best thing. They actually worked quite well and I wouldnt hesitate to do the same thing again if I didnt want traditional golf shoes (saddle shoes).
    3 points
  45. Looking forward to hearing what you go with. I'm, as usual, looking at the new drivers this year. TSi2 after reading some nice feedback in the official review thread, and with my personal experience playing the fairways. RAD XB because the Cobras always perform well for people in the CCC.
    3 points
  46. It does amaze me how many how really good golfers I know haven’t had a hole in one, and conversely how many very mediocre golfers I know who have had several. Pretty sure your eagle count would top the vast majority of us here on MGS. Can’t help but think you may be slightly more jealous of @yungkory’s shoe count than his hole in one. Hope you get your hole in one soon and celebrate by buying a few pairs of shoes
    3 points
  47. There used to be a do that lived off the 11th green at a course i play in E. Wash quite a bit. the dog would grab the ball and run back by his house, and lay down.. All you had to do was walk up to him and he'd let you grab you ball, he thought of it as a game to get attention.. never take it so you could not find it just off the green to where he would lay down... the owner let a bucket on a post just on his property with a sign about the dog.. "If my dog took your ball feel free to replace it, also local rule is to place it as close to original spot as possible.. P.S. dog love to be pet
    3 points
  48. I'm staying out of the officials call thing - Allowing a guy to catch a 53 yard TD pass with a second left in the half and then fumbling the ball deep in your own territory to start the second half? The refs didn't do that. Being unable to protect your QB consistently all day and eschewing the run while it was working fairly well and never throwing a screen? The refs didn't do that. Kicking a field goal with the ball on the 8 yard line and giving the ball back to Tom Brad with less than 3 minutes were left in the game. That is up there with one of the worst examples of game manage
    3 points
  49. i don’t have the survey in hand yet, but the eyeball test tells me i can definitely hit a 7i off my back deck without any fear of hitting another house. driver might be out of the question though. there’s a road on the other side of the open space with houses on it.
    3 points
  50. Frustrating problem: I laid large (18"X18") on our enclosed Lani using premixed thinset and the tiles are still not set after a couple of weeks . I assume it's because of the amount of thinset (the concrete had a lot of dips) and the outside temp in the evenings. I'll never use premix for outside use again. Hopefully I'll be able to grout this weekend and upload some pics.
    3 points
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