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  1. Introducing the MGS x TheGrint Virtual Tour! Many of you are familiar with TheGrint - a great golf app that let’s you get a valid handicap, track your score and Pro like stats, use a best in class GPS rangefinder, Scorecard Photo Service and much more. MGS has teamed up with TheGrint to bring you an exciting new feature - a season long virtual tour running from April - September with multiple contests along the way! The plan is to have one contest each month PLUS a contest in the week leading up to the remaining majors. All you have to do to participate in the 9 contest is tag the event, log a round using the app, and you're automatically entered for that months contest. How To Enter Create or Log-in to your Grint account - don't worry, it's all free to use Navigate to the "Spring Invitational" - our first stop on the tour - BEFORE your qualifying round *Note: Qualifying round is considered 18-holes You can play at any course - one entry per event Here's the catch: you won't know the winning metric until the contest closes! That's right, we might pick the scorecard with the most 5's, or highest GIR, or lowest Putts. One thing we can say for sure is that it will NOT be the lowest round for each event! There will be prizes each month for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners We are also going to have a season long contest, so make sure to get a qualifying round in each event! How to navigate to the correct Event In APP: On Desktop/Laptop: Now that you are all setup in TheGrint, let's take a look at our first event. THE SPRING INVITATIONAL Details: Qualifying rounds for the event must be entered between April 13th - May 3rd The contest metric and winners will be announced on May 4th Select the Spring Invitational before your round begins Play at ANY course and enter your score That's it! Prizes: 1st Prize - We're going big to get started... That's right - Driver Time! But not just any driver. 1st prize is a driver of YOUR choice with shaft, loft, grip, bells, and whistle options up to a $600 Value! 2nd Prize is Two (2) Dozen Titleist PRO V1/x Balls + 1yr Premium TheGrint Membership 3rd Prize is a One (1) year Premium TheGrint membership --- We're really excited about this series and the contest for the season. Let us know any questions you have and can't wait to see the leaderboard! ******** WINNERS ANNOUNCED! Congratulations to our three randomly selected winner! 1st Place: @XMasterXDrewX 2nd Place: Justin K 3rd Place: @IPlayLikeAStormTrooper - Perfect timing as you won on May 4th! We'll contact the winners directly to get the prizes setup accordingly. We'll have another contest for May announced VERY SOON!
    42 points
  2. Hoping to have a chance. If the metric is most tour quality balls lost in a round...
    11 points
  3. 1974 Ford Galaxie 500, 2 door, Fire Engine Red, black top. We took my car to regionals and held all six sets of clubs in the trunk, and ALL 6 golfers in the car, with room to spare! 1986.
    9 points
  4. Looking forward to this. What a great way to start the season for some of us hacks! Aka - thank you for not looking for the lowest score.
    8 points
  5. I used both Grint and Arccos throughout #CC4 last summer. Grint is really lightweight as long as you're not using the GPS. As a long-time Grint Pro member I'm in! (Pro-tip for Android users: I do random surveys with Google Rewards to earn Play Store dollars. You can pay for a month-to-month Grint Pro subscription with Play credit. Don't think I've paid anything to be a pro member in the 2+ years of doing this.)
    8 points
  6. Fortunate to play Spanish Hills Club in SoCal today. Irons were working, and I ended up with an 83. Low round since back surgery, felt good to make some shots out there today!
    8 points
  7. ... It has been great to get back to feeling confident with my swing on the golf course. Had a very nice start to my round today with winds about calm to about 5 mph and I had 4 birdies with 1 bogie. Then the wind picked up quickly on #9 to about 20+mph and things got difficult as it was a swirling hard to judge wind. It's one thing to start with those kinds of winds an another to be playing well and have it suddenly appear after 8 holes. At least that is my excuse.
    8 points
  8. Took the M5 out for a spin today (lol sounds like I am talking about a certain German performance sedan) to test the battery life. Last time the battery was charged was last week after my second round. Battery has been sitting disconnected since then. Plugged it in today when setting up the cart and at first the battery indicator showed full. Then immediately dropped down to about 75% but still green. 35 minutes in, the indicator had not changed. It went down to 50% and yellow then bounced back up to green for bit. I would say about 1 hour into the round, the indicator stayed at 50% and yellow. By the end of the round which lasted 3 hours and 45 minutes (we lost light at about hole 15 and just walked back to the clubhouse and stopped at 100 yards at each hole in and played closest to the pin) the indicator had not changed. I will not charge the battery until my next round with the unit. Not sure if it will be this weekend or next week. This should be a realistic test of someone who may charge the battery to full and leave the unit in their trunk with the battery for a round per week. Also distances on the GPS were consistently longer than my Shotscope watch but within acceptable limits. Also, look at what arrived today. 14 way divider with 7 pockets. Details card attached to handle states 100% waterproof! Umbrella holder is internal, not external like my current bag. Construction feels sturdy and the zippers feel very premium. The bag strap connectors are metal. I believe my Datrek light bag is made of plastic but may be to save weight not necessarily because of cheaper construction. This bag does not have a dedicated putter well. Not a deal breaker. I like that the insulated compartment is the largest front compartment and is at the bottom for best drainage. On my Datrek bag, the cooler compartment was the middle compartment. Since I drink a lot of water and sometimes take my own wraps to the course, I appreciate a big cooler compartment. Motocaddy sent all of us testers a bag in order to test the Easilock function. Essentially it is a self-locking mechanism for the bag so we dont need to use straps when on the Motocaddy cart. Similar to a groove and tongue design, the tongue is on the bottom of the cart and the groove is on the bottom of the bag. There are also 2 studs that screw into the bottom of the bag. The bag comes with the screws and a small wrench (or spanner as they call it in the UK, so is a spanner wrench a wrench wrench? lol) to install. See pictures below. Motocaddy claims the Easilock system makes the bag straps obsolete and the bag should not rotate or come off the cart. Challenge accepted! Finally got a video of the ADC (automatic distance control) function in use. You get up to the green after your excellent approach. You grab your putter, activate ADC and send the cart towards the next tee. As long as the path is relatively straight with no hazards in the way, it will be there waiting. Distances go from 5-60 yards. The ADC speed is automatically set to 5. There goes my dreams of drag racing a fellow golf cart in my group lol. Was a bit windy today sorry for the windy audio! 20210413_160855.mp4
    7 points
  9. I guess I'm going to download the grint again! I love competing with the forums, makes the world seem a lot smaller!
    7 points
  10. Well I'm sure she will be using at least one finger when she sees a Sky Trak show up.
    7 points
  11. During my round Sunday, I got a chance to try out the GoPro I bought. I picked up a suction mount to attach it to the cart for its maiden voyage. I was planning on doing a rundown of every hole in the front, but the battery died in the sixth. I'm hoping to film some really bad course vlogs for my entertainment because it's just fun to film and edit. Here's a snippet from Sunday, the sound isn't the greatest because it was windy.
    7 points
  12. Very cool, and I like the selecting random stats to pick winners.
    7 points
  13. Because most of us get in our own way.
    7 points
  14. Yesterday, 36 front nine, 43 on the back... Why?
    7 points
  15. My wife and I were heading to the course Sunday when the conversation turned to her wanting a tablet she can take outside and draw on. My hobby is golf, hers is drawing and she's really, really good. So she brought up she'd like to get an iPad. Of course I jumped all over that for completely altruistic reasons without any ulterior motives *cough* launch monitor *cough*. I've been thinking about both the Mevo and the Rapid and it just so happens they only run on Apple. Not that I'd do something like that.
    7 points
  16. I'm pretty thin/lean but my body is slowly turning into the coffee pot aliens from Men In Black. Getting old is dumb, how do I stop it?
    6 points
  17. Looks like Thursday’s and Sunday’s are open.
    6 points
  18. This was a conversation I had with my wife around 2018. She knew golf was a passion and one of the few things I'm really good at. I told her I need to go one of two ways. I need to either let it just be a once a week thing through the summer and just relax and play, or I need to give this my all. Well you know which one I decided. I started 2018 as a 10, got as low as 2, and finished the year just under 4. Then in 2019 it was a rough start to the year, terrible cold weather through June, so the first tournaments I played were in the mid-40s temp wise. Courses shouldn't have been open for play. And a bad experience with the Golf Week tour soured everything at the beginning. Plus our first child was due in October so that preparation took time as well. And then 2020... But now it's back to it. I got a BirdieBall practice green this winter, back on weight watchers, new chriopractor/sports medicine doc, lessons lined up with my course pro starting in May. My first posted rounds are 80-80-76, sitting at 5.2. I don't know how far I'll go, but I am giving this everything. Take Dead Aim
    6 points
  19. Not a gripe, more of a "concern"...I love being involved with my kids and their sports, but I'm going to have to get damn creative to get my rounds in this year. This is my 5-year old son's T-ball schedule. His older brother (7) is in a select traveling team league, and has practices/games three times a week as well. And, he starts a junior golf league in the middle of May. Looking forward to it all, really, just looking forward to some golf too!
    6 points
  20. I am also being forced to play Friday, I mean it didnt take much convincing for me to play hooky.
    6 points
  21. So you are forcing me to ditch my job on Friday so I can go play golf??? That's preposterous!!! I'm in!!! Never used The Grint before, but looking forward to it! Thanks MGS! Damn, I'm so rusty. Haven't touched a club since November 2020.
    6 points
  22. ... Have a smooth and rhythmic swing. Practice the short game until it is a strength. I can make a birdie after a bad drive. I can make a birdie after a bad iron shot. But I can't make a birdie after a bad pitch/chip/putt.
    6 points
  23. Went to the range to practice on strike quality and keeping the ball flight down. Was hitting into a 15 to 20 mile an hour headwind. Was pretty happy with the results and my consistency with the irons. I’m excited to go back to Bandon. Finished the session with 15 driver swings. Had a few a little low on the face but overall pretty much dead center every time! Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
    6 points
  24. I feel like there is so many guys on this forum that would be great at both positions good luck everyone
    6 points
  25. Unfortunately, they must be a full 18-holes to be considered an "entry"
    5 points
  26. Could be this: or this: Note the facial expression and body language... neither up or down is good for you in this case.
    5 points
  27. I am in, now if one of the metrics could be fewest drivers teed off with I might have a chance, my home course takes driver out of my hands on about 7 out of the 15 tee shots.
    5 points
  28. Joined and ready to go, playing my first round of the season Friday.
    5 points
  29. Guess this means I should go pick up that membership and get out on the course a little sooner then expected. I'm defintely in.
    5 points
  30. there’s nothing quite like laying your 60* wedge wide open on a mat and swinging as hard as you can and watching the ball pop straight up and travel less than 20 yards down range. Literally my favorite thing in the world to do on the range! Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
    5 points
  31. Ohhh this is going to be fun! Great contest idea! @GolfSpy_THV are 9 hole rounds going to be accepted? That's my usual weekday round, just curious if they'll count. Hopefully my battery can handle Arccos and the Grint running at the same time.
    5 points
  32. 5 points
  33. Beautiful morning 7:30 Tee Time. Played OK but couldn’t score greens were pretty crappy, 1 bird. 7th hole long Par 4 tried to channel my inner Bryson and snapped a brand new ProV1x into deep snake grass......and it was deep[emoji33] Finished with Par in last 2 holes. Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
    5 points
  34. 6 x 8 at 50 - 75 yards would look like you're hitting onto a quarter! Mine is about 14 x 27 and is not an easy target at 65 yards. I had it put in about 10 years ago and it was the best purchase I ever made related to golf!! It cost less than a Harley or boat and it is definitely cheaper to maintain!! The contractor did the retaining wall and putting green and I did all the landscaping around it. I had them make it as flat as possible and it has held up well. There are some subtle breaks that have developed but I marked out spots where 5, 10, 15 & 20 foot putts are straight. In my opinion the three holes are enough on my size layout. I wanted to add support for the comments about getting the drainage right. Because of our clay soil they started with a layer of 2" stone, then a layer of 3/4" then a layer of crusher run and then a top layer of stone dust. Each layer compacted level before going to the next layer. They and I did as Tom suggested and putted on the stone dust layer to identify any non level areas. When they dug out the holes in mine they used a cement mix around it and not just the stone dust. They said it was to keep the cup from raising up over time. Only a heavy downpour will cause puddles on it and within 15 min they are gone.
    5 points
  35. Beautiful range day and I cannot wait to get on course. Swing is feeling really crisp this early.
    4 points
  36. I kind of don't see her being like this. giphy(1).mp4
    4 points
  37. I know the feeling. I'm in the process of taking up green # 2. It's a sand filled synthetic and it weighs tons. I take a yard tractor and pull back the green by about two feet. Then cut off the two feet and drag it off to the woods by chain. Each strip of 12 feet by two feet weighs over 500 pounds. I think then I'll have to rent a bob cat to dig a hole and bury it all later on. In the mean time I'll just add some top soil and plant real grass. I'll leave the base and cups in place just to have a target to hit to. Being just shy of 62, this is kicking my butt. I thought about installing another one close to the house just for putting. Then I woke up! I'll drive 5 minutes to the golf course.
    4 points
  38. Currently, my caddytek pushcart resides in the bed of my F150. Clubs slide in next to it. Last week I had 3 bags full in the truck when my Grandsons came to play. Sent from my iPad using MyGolfSpy PXG 0211 w/Project X Evenflo Riptide Regular shaft; 3W & 5W Cobra King F8 w/ Mitsubishi Tense ck Blue Regular shafts; Tour Edge CBX119 22* Hybrid w/Project X Evenflo Regular shaft; Wilson Staff D-7 5-PW + GW + SW w/UST Mamiya Recoil 460 Regular graphite shafts; Cleveland RTX Zipcore LW(58*) w/DG Spinner shaft. Putter: 33” EVNROLL E6R Bag: Cobra Ultralight Cart bag, Peaccoat Blue.
    4 points
  39. THIS is awesome; thanks for the opportunity MGS. Been a Grint user for several years now, and Grint Pro for the last two...very exciting to add this to the experience!
    4 points
  40. I'm watching your discussion here. I'm in Cincinnati, and if you don't go too far north I might be able to join you. Once my very hectic spring schedule is past I might try to arrange a southern Ohio meet up.
    4 points
  41. @B.Boston does the Arccos app consume a lot of battery? The Grint itself doesn't really consume much battery for me if you don't keep it on the whole round. Just start the app and then turn it on only to enter scores or look at GPS for hazards and stuff. I just claimed my free set of Arccos sensors from TM for being a Birdie rewards customer lol. They wanted 129 more for the wearable but I am just going to try for a few rounds and compare to my Shotscope. Will probably give them away to a friend or family member after I have tried them. This is such a great idea. Now every round I play is going to be like I am in a season long tour event or something! Exciting!
    4 points
  42. Jumping on board from Christchurch, New Zealand. Leetttssssss Goooo!!
    4 points
  43. Putter well on my Bag Boy Revolver XP bag already came apart. Want to see what they will offer me as part of the warranty. If they force me to send it back in for repair, going to just glue it back on.
    4 points
  44. This will be fun!!! Downloaded the app and saw I had 20 rounds on there from YEARS ago!
    4 points
  45. THIS HAS ME SO EXCITED TO GET OUT AND START PLAYING! I APOLOGIZE FOR THE CAPS IM EXCITED! Sent from my SM-G950U using MyGolfSpy mobile app
    4 points
  46. What a great contest! Really like the random winning metric.
    4 points
  47. There it is TY didn’t see you could expand the tour event
    4 points
  48. This is awesome! Downloading now, love these type of things, give me all the contests!
    4 points
  49. So Shot Scope is the reason you doubled the last 3 holes?? Good excuse!!
    4 points
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