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  1. I just got the word...I've been selected for promotion to Colonel! This was a career goal when I started out in the Air Force 20+ years ago; pretty emotional moment for me. That said, not sure what it says about me that my almost immediate reaction was "I wonder what golf-related thing I should I get as a promotion gift to self..." Thoughts drift to Stack System...
    10 points
  2. My work isn't running production this week in my shift, so I took off Thursday and Friday. Well, I found out yesterday that we're going to get rain until Sunday and I decided to leave early today so I could get a round in. I'm not going to say I shot well, because I didn't. At least it was a beautiful day on the course. It was 54 degrees at 11:30 when I teed off and warmed up nicely as the day went on. The worst part of that was I think everybody and their brother decided it was also a good day to play, so it was slow. Shot 54/59 for a 113 with 34 putts. My driver was meh along with most of my irons and wedges over 50 yards. I started out the day with a horrible case of the shanks that got in my head. The star of the day was my fairway woods. I hit several shots that were some of the best I've seen in a long time. I did have a couple of stinkers sprinkled in, but for the most part they were solid. My ball striking wasn't the best and I had a few mistakes that cost me a LOT of strokes. I had a lost ball and a 7 on a par 3, two wayward drives on a par 4 for a 10, and just fell apart on another par 4 for a 9. It wasn't all bad, I'm starting to see some flashes of what my swing change is going to do for me. I've just got to work on it more and really get the feel for all the changes. I'm also going to say the Odyssey White Hot OG 2 Ball Putter in testing is a real treat. I'm averaging 1.7 putts a hole over the 27 holes I've played with it so far. I went into better detail over in the testing thread.
    9 points
  3. Shot ok, buttttt, 33 puts wit 2, yes I said 2!, … 3 putts!! gahhhhhh…. But,one was on the first hole to a tough pin, after a decent storm yesterday, and the other was like a 50 footer, and I lipped out, but 2! Omg. It was like hearing Adele fart for the first time…
    8 points
  4. We had a tee time late in the morning, but noticed some more rain moving in shortly afterwards. I checked and there were some cancelations and we got out at 9:20. A little breezy and we didn't get wet until hole #16. Second round in a row for the Mizunos and I'm starting to love them. They send the ball right where I want... most of the time! Still working on getting the correct distance, and the wind didn't help! My driver was working much better today than on Sunday. Shot 42 (+5) on the front nine with a stoopid double on the par 3 #8 hole. My 4i sent the ball off the back of the green; combination of poor chip and poor green reading and... "put me down for a 5." I had a couple of bogeys starting the back nine, but my shot of the day was driving the green on the par 4 #14 hole. A little tailwind helped, clearing the bunker and rolling to 7 feet... drained it! Parred the rest of the holes, including a 18-footer that barely fell in on #18 in the rain. Shot 35 (Even) for a round of 77.
    8 points
  5. Got the son to come out with me this morning and play the back nine at River Heights. It was cold but sunny so it wasn't too bad. I started out strongish and fell apart on the last few holes. Couldn't putt to save my life; missed everything outside of two feet. We had differing rounds but both finished with a 53. I had 22 putts. Playing in the cold, with really wet grass, meant that balls weren't traveling very far which we didn't adapt to very well. I also learned (the hard way) that my shoes are not water-proof. I didn't think about that when I bought them earlier this year but its definitely something I'll keep in mind when I buy my next pair!
    6 points
  6. It is my understanding that you would need MYSLOPE and a launch monitor. You get your data from your launch monitor and enter your data. The MYSLOPE app then gathers all the known weather information about the shot your face on the course and computes what club you should hit based on your launch parameters and launch parameters capture from other people’s sessions on trackman. I don’t see anyhthing about the R1 capturing the data about your performance. I think what it does is very educational as it helps a player understand how to make appropriate club adjustments based weather conditions.
    5 points
  7. Really appreciate all the congratulatory messages fellas. Love this group…makes me really hope an MGS forum invitational comes to fruition someday…
    5 points
  8. I know the feeling about playing off non-flat surfaces. My course was flat until it was rebuilt 25 years ago. The architect built lots of mounds, and I swear there isn't a flat spot on the fairways!! I struggled with that (still do), but remember the swing is the same... your setup is different (club selection may be different too!!). If you can stripe 'em on the range, you should have no problem at a fitting. Fitters see all kinds of swings and know to expect some bad results. Your good swings and bad swings are produced from the same swing; they don't need every swing to be perfect... just a few, so don't wear yourself out hitting more balls than necessary. I agree with @GolfSpy_APH... do separate fitting for irons and woods. It's quite tiring IMHO.
    4 points
  9. Got the turf installed today. So this will be my hitting bay. Ummm... Mixed results with the club head data today, need to spend some more time with it, more to follow.
    4 points
  10. Finally was able to play the Rawls Course at Texas Tech. Lets just say its a great course and by far the WINDY AF course I have ever played. That back 9 the wind was steady at 20mph, making those 14-18 very long. Greens were very undulating and if you was on the wrong side of the slope, good luck making it in 2 putts. But you can make birdies, if you are in the correct side, greens are faster than they appear, struggle with them in the front 9 but figured them out by the back 9
    4 points
  11. In recent news, the parent company of Bushnell bought Foresight. The co-branded launch monitor (GC3/Launch Pro) is obviously the first fruit of this partnership. But it's not hard to see further opportunity there. The most recent Precision Pro rangefinder allows you to input your LM parameters for each club, so that the rangefinder can suggest a club. I have to think that some future Bushnell product would do this automatically, given the relationship between the companies. So that got me thinking: what other golf companies, if they worked together, could produce a dream product? Here's mine: I want one of the major stat tracker products (Arccos, Shot Scope) to partner with one of the consumer-grade LMs (SkyTrak, Mevo/Mevo+, Rapsodo). Imagine this: you collect stats for several rounds, and then your LM creates a custom practice plan for you based on your actual strokes gained weaknesses on the course. To be sure, this wouldn't be the same as having a swing coach to fix the problem, but it would have you focus on the correct places for your swing practice. What collaborations do you think would produce some really effective golf products?
    3 points
  12. Callaway and Taylormade join forces to create an AI-engineered Flash Twist Face with Jailbreak Velocity Blades! I wouldn't mind SuperSpeed Golf bringing on Mike Carroll (Fit for Golf) to play a role in their speed training protocol development. Word is this might actually be happening...
    3 points
  13. I find that having a single pair of shoes is difficult for keeping feet dry. If your shoes aren't waterproof, your feet will get wet on rainy days. If your shoes are waterproof, your feet will get wet (from sweat) on hot and sunny days.
    3 points
  14. @MaxEntropy Yes, of course. So the difference between between the two is basically price. GC3 msrp is $7000, Bushnell is $3000, but $800/yr to unlock it. So after 5 years the GC3 ends up costing less. I plan on keeping this until holographic virtual 3D golf takes over so that made this the better option on price. But, there is also the availability issue. Both sold out in 6 hours at launch. But my wife found a Foresight rep on Facebook(literally the first time I haven't thought of Facebook as the downfall of humanity). I reached out to him and yeah, it seems the brass at foresight didn't expect people to want to buy the GC3 as a standalone unit, they thought they would mostly sell them as SIM-IN-A-BOX packages. As such, most of their units were bundled in these packages. If you go to Foresight 's website right now, a banner will pop up telling you that you can still order the GC3, but only through that package (which is like 15k!) He also relayed that the next shipment could be a ways out (global shipping etc). But hopefully arriving been late Nov and mid February... As I wanted something to use this winter when the snow started falling this sounded bad. But there was a secret menu item I could order and likely get it shipped within a week. Foresight had pre bundled some GC3 units with a premium course pack: Carnoustie Pebble Beach Golf Links Pitch N Putt Real Club Valderrama Spyglass Hill Golf Course St. Andrews Castle Golf Course St. Andrews Jubilee St. Andrews New St. Andrews Old The Links at Spanish Bay This option wasn't listed on the website, it cost $1000 more, but if I wanted it, it would ship within a few days. So that's what I did, and sure enough 4 business days later it shipped. So, if you want one of these premium course edition ones, pm me and I'll relay his info (don't feel posting it is right). The premium courses normally cost $750/ea if you buy and download individually, so the bundle was a no brainer. Tl:Dr long term cost to own /Availability = GC3
    3 points
  15. Well, here's the first dip into the pool. Reshafting a wedge to match the rest of my irons. Trimmed, dry fit, spine marked, and swing weighted with lead tape so I know what tip weight I need to beg from Roger Dunn tomorrow. Ready for epoxy after I get the tip weight. It's even the proper length. Also the spine finding was wildly easy with the McGolf bearing tool. I didn't expect it to be that apparent so quickly.
    3 points
  16. OK, I'll bite. You're dumb and cheap! Seriously though, I'm pretty sure you play your driver and 3W very well, or you wouldn't still have 23-year old clubs. But a lot of tech has come and gone in 23 years. Have you tried any new clubs recently? Compared them to your 975's? If not, you might be surprised. Have you taken any lessons since you have been back playing or had a swing evaluation from a pro? If you have been playing most of this year and playing 36 holes a day, your swing probably isn't going to change much until you either get lessons or put a lot of time in getting your swing to be more efficient. It could be that properly fit clubs would help make it easier. An FYI... most everyone here has had "bad swing days" and it's very common to have "a tale of two nines" type of day; myself included!! You can read about many of them in the How'd you play? thread. What I'm getting at is that if we all waited to get fit until we are hitting the ball better, many of us would never get fit. Life is too short to think "Well maybe next year." I'm 74 and and got a new knee at age 67... should have done it sooner. It only took a few months to play better than i did before surgery, because I wasn't playing well for several years with the sore knee. I've been taking lessons and trying to improve my game through better technique and gain some of the distance I lost. It's an uphill battle, but that's why I love golf; there is always something to improve. I say... get fit! If you make significant improvements in the future, then you have earned another fitting, and we can read all about it in the What have you bought lately thread?
    3 points
  17. Nice work on the lag putting. Troon North is a course I didn't play while living there. I will double what TCUFrog said about the lag putting. I was able to get out on a leaf filled and extremely wet practice green this afternoon. No specific testing since the green was soaked and covered but I did hit a few 20' puts just to be able hot something longer than 8' in my living room. The insert felt good and even a couple heel shots the ball rolled pretty good considering the conditions.
    3 points
  18. We finally got some rain this weekend!! Rained hard Saturday night and was still raining 2 hours before our tee time. I looked at my wife and said: "Do you really want to play in this?" It's a desert; it doesn't rain for long!! She said: "It's not raining THAT hard"... so we went!?! Got to the course, put the cover on the cart, headed to the range, although no one was there, and we could have just headed to the tee. Rain stopped. Sun came out a little, and I took off 2 of my 4 layers of clothes at the turn. I have been hitting my Mizuno MP20 HMB irons pretty well at home, so thought I would take them out for a spin on the course. It's really tough when you don't really know how far each iron goes, but based on the lofts I used two more clubs than my usual Bridgestones. Not a bad guess. I birdied hole #1; first time all year!! Managed a 39 (+2) on the front nine and 41 (+6) on the back nine, which I started bogey, double on #10-11. I was happy with an 80 though. Every shot I hit with the HMBs was solid, except for one on #18. I was hitting a 6i to a layup position and I just didn't commit to the swing; slight block to the right, but I was still in the fairway. I loved the ball flight!! I think I will stick with them for awhile. My issue all day was my long game. Driver was just OK, shorter than usual; and my woods were very inconsistent and also shorter than usual. I think my sore right shoulder is affecting those shot more than the short clubs. May need to take a break for awhile.
    3 points
  19. Please wish @pooley7, @Heavye1026 and @tigerpill a very Happy Birthday! Have a great day.
    2 points
  20. I was able to take off work early today and get a round of golf in. It was freaking crowded for a Wednesday where the temperature was 54 when the round started. I took off the rest of the week hoping to get more golf in, but it's supposed to rain. It always had to rain when I'm not working. I didn't putt quite as good as the first nine holes I played with the new putter in the bag, but it wasn't too bad. I think having people slowly playing in front of me and getting pushed from behind gets to me mentally. I had a total of 34 putts, 18 on the front and 16 on the back. I did have three 3 putts on the round and two of those were on the first two holes from 32 and 28 feet. I also had one on the 10th, but I at least didn't put my tee shot into the trees. I'll take that. I had five one putts (6, 11, 2, 17, 2). Also, I had two disappointing two putts at 4 and 5 feet. I entered my stats into a strokes gained calculator comparing it to my putting handicap I had with Arccos of 17 and gained .38 strokes for the round. I've had 46 putts over 27 holes so far for an average of 1.7 putts a hole. I'm still loving the feel and performance of the 2 Ball and am finding it easier to start on line than I ever imagined.
    2 points
  21. i don't have any real input other than this is an awesome idea.
    2 points
  22. You know, you, me, and @rbsiedsc, maybe ask @DPattGolf may need to go hit some balls where we can use a launch monitor in the next couple weeks before the review is due.
    2 points
  23. Rent a wet saw if you're a perfectionist. Other than that, it's a piece of piss.
    2 points
  24. Have had two practice sessions over the last two days and wanted to show off a nice feature of the Blast Motion Sensor, the graphs over the entire practice session. Still working on consistency but at least I have a two way miss with the putter now, haha. The first graphs show the face angle at impact (above the line represents open face and below the line is closed face): And tempo (ideal tempo is 2:1):
    2 points
  25. 2 points
  26. It’s C Club, so not something to get TOO excited about, but making gains and nice to see a new PR. First time in the 140s…
    2 points
  27. With the season over and about half the year being played with with the Epic Max LS I wanted to make a quick comment on the durability of the driver. I don't think I am supposed to admit this but I have skied a few drivers this year and I have to say that there is not a really a single sky mark on the club. That is one thing I liked about the Infinity Face on the Cobra, but the Callaway has help up well on this as well. Other than a few scrapes on the face from some really rough range balls, the club is holding up really great and still looks fantastic. How is everyone else's driver holding up?
    2 points
  28. Same here, I have not been able to play as much as I wanted, but the two rounds I played since September have been good putting ones, in the previous one the putting was great, this last one on Sunday when we played a two man scramble, we also were playing on aerated greens and for the first few holes I was having a hard time leaving it short, mostly because of drag from the sand, but after 4 holes and my feel for speeds had been adjusted I rolled the ball well. I am still playing with it, until the putts stop falling. This were my putts from last solo round I had, the 152 and 102 first putts were from me choosing to putt from the collar across the green rather than try and chip it. With the putter on the bag for the past few rounds Last year that 3 putt percentage was above 30% and the 1 putts were below 5%.
    2 points
  29. Only have a couple nine hole rounds since September but still liking this. So much so I’m trying to sell my mallet and make this a primary. Still may test a LAB at some point but otherwise for the money, this putter is money. Been doing lots of carpet rolling at home and 8 ft in I’m doing well. Some right pushes from time to time but that’s on me, not the putter. Seriously, my puttout pressure trainer is wearing out.
    2 points
  30. Your swing isn’t changing. Your compensations for it do. If you aren’t going to get lessons then your swing is your swing. Like @Kenny Bsaid it’s not going to change otherwise so whatever your swing is now get fit. A good fitter is going to be able to look at your your swing, your ball flight (some will use a launch monitor and some may only refer to it to confirm what their eyes show them). They will also get your input on what your miss is, what your typical shot and ball flight is. They will get your input on how the clubs they are giving you to try in the fitting feel…be honest with all feedback. They will use all of this to get you in club that will work with your swing on your good shots and will reduce the affect of your bad ones.
    2 points
  31. Way to go man! Congrats on the life long goal!
    2 points
  32. Congratulations Sir!! One of my golf buddies is retired Marine Colonel pilot just turned 78 and a helluva golfer; Marine hat, bag, club cover. I agree with @tony@CIC... you need a golf vacation!!
    2 points
  33. Looks like I didn’t change my club profile I bought standard woods in May, because I knew modern tech would help me. I’m playing TSi3 1-3-5w & 2-3h. And yes I hit the driver 40yds further than my 27yr old driver. I kno fitting will help. I like y’all’s answers … yes I am cheap, but my wife would disagree. She gives me hell over each new golf purchase. Maybe I’m not cheap, but just afraid of my wife. I like the idea of fitting in steps. So I realize that I asked the question wrong … the issue for me is, why get fit while my swing is changing. I’m a certified instructor with mental swing issues. I am a range player right now. I kno it’s a flat surface … my course is hilly, but I can stripe them on the range, pitch perfectly, putt well, until I get on the course and then I fall apart. So if I can get out of my head, I will get better. Duh. Just had a revelation … … if I’m good at the range, I should be good at a fitting. Dummy. Thanks for your time y’all. You have helped me.
    2 points
  34. This ^. . I ordered a LH adapter from Golfworks and took the adapter and shaft to GG and they installed it. @DStarAs to your shaft question - it doesn't matter.
    2 points
  35. Wow that's quite an achievement - full bird!. I think a golf vacation would be a great way to celebrate your achievement.
    2 points
  36. Rolled another 20 putts last night. Right now I am doing a match game of I roll 10 with my TA#3 and then 10 with Rossie. Went 10/10 with TA#3 from 6 and 9 feet. Went 9/10 and 8/10 with Rossie from 6 and 9 feet, respectively. The misses with the Rossie were burnt edges to the right. I am still getting used to how it seems to sit slightly open at address or at least my eyes tell me it does.
    2 points
  37. Congratulations mate!
    2 points
  38. Other option is you can take the shafts into a shop and ask them to swap over adaptors if you really wanted to as well.
    2 points
  39. If you need some help in testing, I am open to give it a rip.
    2 points
  40. Thank you. Outside of a few years as a student or on staff, I’ve been in the Contracting career field my entire career.
    2 points
  41. Congratulations and well done. 06 is indeed quite an achievement. What, if you don't mind sharing, has your AF career field been principally?
    2 points
  42. @DStar, I'm just catching up on this thread and I've just got to say, great work. That putter is beautiful! The color, the paintfill, and the set screws are all nice touches and make for a unique style you can call your own. Thanks for sharing this with us and I can't wait to see what you do next.
    2 points
  43. Just as @russtopherb said the lofts will be reversed. But also the draw setting will be a fade setting. I've used it in my LH head before to give a more fade bias driver.
    2 points
  44. Been MIA post Scottsdale bachelor party trying to help my liver recover, but that being said: I was able to play a round while in Scottsdale at Troon North and decided to just make the bold decision to just drop the #7 straight to the bag and leave my spider mini gamer at home. The greens at Troon were running about a 12 and I putted fantastic. Had 1 3-putt and the consistent feel off the putter face with the white hot insert was pure. Even on some heel misses, it still rolled true. I was consistently putting 20-25ft putts within 2 feet of the cup and I didn’t miss a single putt inside of 8 feet.
    2 points
  45. I'm hip deep into realizing that I've opened another obsession. The more I learn about the technical side of clubs the more interested I become. Also the further I get into it the more I realize dipping my toes is not my way and I want to do it properly. I think I'm in trouble. Here's an account of what has gone on since I posted the question last Thursday: -- Fortunately, I have many of the tools on the list short of a torch and I'm using a heat gun for now instead. -- Matching wedge shaft to my irons ordered. -- GolfWorks value SW scale ordered -- Shaft counterweight added to bring the SW of my 3W out of crazy territory (D9 -- I put a cut down driver shaft on it) -- Various building supplies ordered (Epoxy, hosel brush, ferrules, shafting beads) -- DIY club length scale built with scrap plywood and a bench ruler I already had. Verified an calibrated using my recently rebuilt irons that I have all the specs on. -- DIY spining tool (your method) parts ordered. -- DIY plywood loft lie gauge build in progress -- Oh, and in the meantime I spent a a large amount of the weekend "cleaning up the garage" -- Pulling heads off old clubs I had in the closet, weighing the components, and just seeing where various combos would land swing weight wise using online component calculators. My wife has been rolling her eyes at me about just dipping my toes in all week. I am holding off bending tools... for now. Also, thanks for having such a great Youtube channel. You have basically been my primary teacher.
    2 points
  46. Part two : ball data Yep, it gives it. What do any of you want to see here? I think we are all probably familiar with foresight software, so I don't want to rehash that. I haven't found a way yet to change which of the data points it shows on just the lcd screen. Having it hooked up to my computer I don't look at the screen that often. But I did hit a few shots before getting it hooked up and just looking at the lcd. Spin Axis was a hard data point for me to put into useful terms. I got that left axis meant the ball would move left, but how far left? Maybe more time with a PLM and I'll know how much curve axis equates to, but for just our of the box.... Eh. It's crazy fast, data is displayed before I even look back down to it, so compared to skytrak, well, about 3 seconds faster. The unit isnt small, but it is definitely compact and very movable. Its hitting area is pretty decent sized and it is easy enough to get a ball into position, I didn't have any issues there. It would be nice if I could show you the gaping feature and how it highlighted the gaps in my bag that should be addressed. But I haven't tried that yet. Seriously, this thing came with Pebble Beach, you think I was going to spend the first hour on the range working on my distances?! I can say that Pebble on a Sim is still fun. And that the GC3 hasn't missed any of my shots yet. Also, it hasn't shown me a ball flight that I have been suspect of. Plenty of ball flights I didn't like, but you know, golf. Next up is club head data. And whatever anyone here asks to see Any feature or option anyone wants me to try?
    2 points
  47. Yes we agree on that and my post was purely that X ss doesn’t equal Y ball speed There are experts that don’t agree with your stance on properly aligned shafts especially in graphite. While some will say that shaft manufacturers will obviously say that shafts don’t need to be aligned because that would mean their products have flaws(I’ve seen this point on several forums) however I’ve spent time with two shaft manufactures and 2 club manufacturers and they both say it’s not needed. then there is the pro gram where not every pro has shafts pured, flowed and so on. Some swear by it and others don’t use it at all, so let’s get away from speaking in certainties on a process that isn’t proven 100% effective iirc TXG who is in the club building business and offer these services did a test and there was no discernible difference
    1 point
  48. I agree with you. I'm not sure that you (or I) couldn't get more out of videoing your (or my) swing?
    1 point
  49. Well said. The thoughtfulness that in the women’s game is what makes it’so enjoyable. The BMW has been great. Hee Jeong is one of my favorite gofers so I’m pulling for her to close this out. She has already said she would accept and join the tour if she wins.
    1 point
  50. I am looking forward to seeing you progress. A lot of us want to do this.
    1 point
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