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  1. Hope everyone has a safe, healthy and happy Turkey day! Oh and be sure to share your Black Friday golf purchase(s)
    10 points
  2. I have done very little in the way of practicing over the last while, but I'm going to pull out the puttout the next few evenings and see if I can track some putting stats with it. I really enjoyed this training aid even though it is extremely frustrating at times. With cold temperatures officially here it is unlikely that I'll be doing any outdoor practicing from now until spring even though technically courses are open.
    7 points
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  4. Yes have a great Thanksgiving everyone!
    7 points
  5. Hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving with family and friends!! Stay safe if you travel.
    7 points
  6. Ordered 2 dozen of these tonight with the free holiday shipping, they have been out of the optic yellow I still have a couple dozen of the TP5 Pix. I will alternate them to see which is the gamer. I had played Snell for about 3 years and still feel that I favor them to the Pix but nothing compares to head to head.
    7 points
  7. I've been putting horribly the last few months but haven't had the motivation to make the time to work on it. Yesterday a couple family youngsters stopped by for a visit and they headed to the putting green to keep from getting bored. I joined in and while messing around had the one kid video my stroke with my phone. I figured out I had my shoulders waaaay open in set up and that had my stroke all messed up trying to keep it aligned with the putting line...an out to in to out stroke path. Squared up my shoulders which got my stroke more in line with the line of the putt and things got better quickly. Makes me mad at myself I didn't take a couple videos a couple months ago....would have saved a good bit of frustration.
    6 points
  8. Happy Thanksgiving all and I hope the turkey drug doesn't hit too badly.
    6 points
  9. Something showed up yesterday and they're not even for me.... SWMBO has a birthday coming up and after playing the best golf of her life this year she dropped her handicap to an 11. All the while complaining about the L shaft clubs in her G25's (went for lighter weight to help with ss). I found a set of G410's with SR shafts for her to try. About 1/2" longer too so we'll see how the adjustment turns out.
    6 points
  10. After the ribbing he gave me for being in the sand a lot and not posting GIR's, I'm staying away from yellow balls.
    5 points
  11. Happy Thanksgiving! 🍽 Have a blessed day.
    5 points
  12. Gobble gobble! Enjoy the day and start safe on the roads!
    5 points
  13. I hope all have a Happy Thanksgiving. We are celebrating with our Granddaughter and her gang.
    5 points
  14. Getting ready to head back to Florida this weekend and found out I had a little bit of shop credit left, so i decided to buy myself an early birthday present. It's a nice upgrade from my ratty old O Works cover
    5 points
  15. Heck last week it was sorta cold starting off in the Shootout--- I was going to switch to the Srixon Soft Feels. Problem was I had taken the white ones out of the car and only had a dozen green ones. Played those or actually the one. Played it for 18 holes. Caught he double hockey sticks from my partners.
    4 points
  16. If you do recall I was using a Open ball so the jug had to be the proper way!
    4 points
  17. Remember that they only count if the MGS ball logo is oriented correctly in the cup .
    4 points
  18. Safe and happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!
    4 points
  19. Happy Thanksgiving to all of you... and remember to be thankful for what you have.
    4 points
  20. Happy Thanksgiving Spies! Here's hoping everyone enjoys the day with family & friends... talking about anything but politics and Covid .
    4 points
  21. Happy Thanksgiving everyone! I hope it's filled with good food and a wonderful time with friends and family.
    4 points
  22. First session in 2+ weeks coming off a back strain from a deadlift mishap. Tied my all time high for ball speed which was on a warm summer day while my garage was around freezing today. (I keep my balls room temp though.) I think rolling the dice on a AD-DI shaft could yield some gains. Although the last time I hit 158mph ball speed my same monitor gave me 281 carry… still a good way to start off-season speed training
    4 points
  23. I was informed today of Srixon coming out with a Z-Star Diamond ball later this year that will always curve towards the center of the fairway and the alignment line on it automatically adjusts for the break on the green to guide you in every time. Which will have to compete with the Wilson Triad(?) I also heard is coming out with self cleaning technology. * the above balls are something I did hear about, the abilities I entirely made up.
    4 points
  24. Shot 77 (39/38) at a course just outside Vicksburg, MS, called Clear Creek. It’s in a tiny little town, but it’s a fun course that is difficult to hit driver on due to very narrow fairways that are lined by oak trees! Decade’s 60 yard wide target does NOT apply anywhere on this course. Wind was blowing at about 15, so it made it even tougher to hit drives. Tabletop greens, so when I missed them I had short chips to the hole. Only hit 8 fairways and 7 greens, but had just 29 putts… Sky was clear, temp hit the 70s, so I had an enjoyable day.
    4 points
  25. Best decision of my life was marrying into the family my wife grew up in as my first generation American status meant most family is 5 time zones away across the pond. Her family is big enough for two separate Thanksgiving dinners a few miles apart in the same county. Everyone brings a dish to pass and many of those are desserts. Sooo many desserts. What is someone supposed to do when he (who will not be named ) has trouble choosing between desserts? Also choosing between all the meats, stuffings, vegetables... okay I have trouble choosing. My solution at my first BIG family dinner decades ago was to not choose and they pulled out a full size dinner plate and put a little of everything on it. It is now known as the "sampler plate" and everyone knows what is available for dessert by looking at my plate. I highly recommend not heaping the dinner plate to make room for said sampler plate though there is only slight chance I will heed my own advice yet again this year. Bon appetite!
    4 points
  26. The field might get expanded past 12...
    4 points
  27. Several years ago at our old course, our pro held a "backwards" scramble tournament; put tee markers by the greens and played the course backwards. That was interesting. To hit from the #2 green to the #1 green he had to put the tees in the driving range and hit over a road. The road turned 90º and ran parallel between the #1 and #2 holes. The distance to the green was about 260y (if I remember correctly) to the elevated #1 green. My wife teed off pulling her shot (maybe on purpose?); hit the road, bounced many times, and then off the road next to the green... pin high! Her longest drive ever!!
    4 points
  28. I was getting a little stir crazy today and thought I'd run by the range and see if it was open. My mid range wedge game cost me in my last round and I felt like practicing it a little bit. I happened to get there about an hour before they closed, picked up a large bucket, and got to work. I realized my biggest problem was I wasn't accelerating through on the short shots. I started out picking targets and running through all my wedges and hitting to them. I moved on to full swing monitoring contact with foot spray and found out I'm hitting fairly consistent, just favoring the toe a bit PW 7 iron I'm still working on feeling like I'm throwing a frisbee with my left arm working on weight shift and when I get it right, I'm seeing improvement in consistency. I was even hitting good shots with my 5 wood. I had one where I fell into old swing habits and hit a dud. I hit some drivers after that. I moved on to simulated holes just to get the feel of switching clubs between shots and had to even pull out a 5 iron punch on the third because I was blocked out by a tree on the third hole. I played four holes this way and felt like I gave myself a good look at two putt bogeys on each one. My goal is to be playing bogey golf come spring and try to give myself an occasional shot at scores in the 80's. My confidence is starting to come back and it's nice to get out and hit some balls on such a beautiful day.
    3 points
  29. Breakfast: Quiche, pears & coffee Lunch: Smoked Gouda, herbed goat cheese, Serrano ham, mixed nuts, fig jam, assorted artisan crackers. Dinner: Smoked turkey, mashed potatoes, broccoli cheese casserole, roasted Brussels sprouts, stuffing, gravy, cranberry sauce, and scratch homemade dinner rolls ending with brûléed maple bourbon pumpkin pie w chocolate crust & champagne.
    3 points
  30. Happy Thanksgiving everyone! Hope you all have a wonderful day with your family and friends.
    3 points
  31. Breakfast: Pumpkin Scones Lunch: Various Hors D'oeurves Dinner: Southwestern Brined Turkey with a Chocolate Poblano Mole Cranberry Stuffing Sweet Potato Casserole Black & Blue Cranberry Sauce Chocolate Turkish Coffee Custard With White Chocolate Whip Cream
    3 points
  32. Agree with the previous post where you don't have to get new ones of you don't want to. Another option could be to go to a local shop and bring your irons to hit side by side with some others. See some of the differences and maybe you'll have a answer if it is worth buying new to you irons. Another good thing to do is give s budget to whoever you're working with. This way you don't get any sticker shock. With all this being said there are lots of not too expensive good irons out there and any good shop or fitter should be able to find clubs you like that work within your budget.
    3 points
  33. No reason to get new irons if you don't want to. Yes, technology has changed but doesn't mean you will hit your clubs any better. The general benefits of new technology is that the shafts bend profile may be better for your and that you may get more forgiveness on miss hits. You have made some other posts about playing better and your getting back into the game. Talk to your instructor about clubs and what he recommends.
    3 points
  34. This is the first holiday season with just my wife and I. I've been driving through snow and ice in the Columbia River gorge for 53 years to see mom and dad. Now that they are gone, we are just staying home. I just put our turkey on the Grilla bbq/smoker an hour ago. Seasoned and stuffed with apple/onion/salt/pepper/garlic/cola mixture. Should be ready in 6-8 hours. We are cooking it today because we have a tee time at our sister course across the river Thursday morning with another couple. It's OK if we eat some of it for dinner tonight... right???
    3 points
  35. Hey all, just to let you know the team at Shot Scope follow the user group closely and it is great feedback/discussion. I will chip in with answers to various questions as I can. Tag me, if you think I can shed some light. If there is an individual or account specific question best to get in touch with our support team, they are much quicker, smarter and will give better advice than I can.
    3 points
  36. Black Friday starts the Christmas purchases tomorrow. If you can get one golf related item for Christmas what would you want. Limit on the price to $2000. For me finding a Titleist TSi1 driver that I was fitted for in May under the tree would be wonderful. Still haven't pulled the trigger yet.
    2 points
  37. Looks awesome @Lacassem traditional oven baked Turkey here. Sweet potato cassarole, green beans with peppers and onions, mashed, and stuffing of course (biscuit not shown). here’s the Turkey before it was prepped:
    2 points
  38. Fried an baked turkey, green bean casserole, creamed corn, stuffing, mashed potatoes, brussel sprouts and bacon, corn bread and pickled beets.
    2 points
  39. I wanted to follow this up with a post about devices in general and it may be worth its own thread, but what is the most useful data you would look for in a device? Is it just distance? Or do you want to get down to the nitty gritty and see all the other numbers. We have so many devices available to at us at such a range or prices it can be difficult to sort out what you want for which. Rapsodo fits in a nice spot at $500 or so which is far less then some of the new systems from Bushnell and so on with are $5000 plus or trackman and GCQuad which are much more then that. However it is over double some smaller devices like the PRGR or Swing Caddie among others. Is there a sweet spot for pricing? Or is it mainly the technology that is "cheaper" I saw the new Full Swing on the blog site and was curious about it, but it is another Radar device and I think... for me... if I was to go down this road again I would anti up the 5 or 6 k for a GC3. I think I would get a bit more out of it in the long term and it would be viewed more then a training aid.
    2 points
  40. Should a “Yellow Ball” be used ? Asking for a Friend……
    2 points
  41. Happy Thanksgiving everyone. Make sure to have some leftovers tomorrow before you play golf. Being a little lethargic will make you swing easy and swing stress free.
    2 points
  42. Happy Thanksgiving everybody!!!!!
    2 points
  43. Thanks and Happy thanksgiving to all you MGS peeps - it was great to play with several of you earlier this week!!!
    2 points
  44. Pretending the only thing that has changed is the loft on irons and the "adjustable hosel garbage" on drivers is a little silly. There is no doubt that drivers have become more forgiving and that the shafts that can be put in them can be dialed in to improve your performance with them. Irons have stronger lofts, yes, but putting a stronger lofted head on a close to traditional length shaft will make most people more accurate with that head, especially when combined with improved tech specs. If you love your old clubs and want to stick with them, that's fine, but advancements over 15-20 years are pretty undeniable. Changing clubs every year or two is vanity or just fun for those who do that, but waiting 20 years is surely sacrificing some advancements.
    2 points
  45. I stick with the consistent 60 degree lie angle for all measurements. That's based on a USGA document I found for measuring club length. From my experience measuring a small handful of OEM clubs and also custom built stuff, not everyone else follows suit. But it's a very good and useful tool!
    2 points
  46. First thing to do is to determine where the issues lie and for that you really need to get more lessons. In general I would recommend 2-3 lessons over a 8-12 week period. Once you have had the first lesson hopefully the pro will give you some points or drills to work on which you can do at the range and on course. My wife for example ended up having 5 lessons over 4 month. In the first the pro identified the issues in her swing and started the process to resolve them, the over the next two lessons he slowly added more drills till she had a reasonable swing. Lesson 4 was around putting, and lesson 5 was similar to lesson 1 where he reviewed her new swing and provided feedback on what to do next. She now get a lesson when she feels she is slipping back or when she identifies an area that needs improving.
    2 points
  47. I hope you both have a wonderful Thanksgiving and looking forward to playing again together next year. Bill, having played the Velocity I found the distance off the tee was very good, but it didn't do anything for me after that. Martha played in a charity tournament for the local VA a couple of months ago and was given a sleeve of Callaway Warbird 2.0 (not the original Warbird which has a soft core) with their logo on it... appropriate! I found this ball to be just as good, maybe better, off the tee as the Velocity and it surprisingly had decent spin around the green. Not PV1-like but it stopped much faster than any other 2-piece ball I've tried. What I liked most about it was that ball trajectory was much higher for my meager swing. Chris, if you want to give it a try, I'll mail you a sleeve; the 2.0 is somewhat difficult to find... around $18/dozen, but much higher at some places... like Amazon!!
    2 points
  48. A set-up that would make Red-Green proud . I too recently began the journey into hobbyist club building. I picked up a used swing-weight scale, air compressor and grip nozzle, aluminum clubmakers scale, and shaft puller. Thus far, I've only completed my first set of re-grips using air only and it went just fine. While I'm in AZ for winter, I'll continue to peruse eBay and the local garage sales for some poor unsuspecting set of golf clubs . Lots of our spies are quite skookum on this and provide (as you're already finding out) great help/advice. Have fun and keep sharing the projects.
    2 points
  49. So as mentioned previously I found myself in the market (at the worst possible time) for a new SUV. Well after a week of emailing, negotiating and testing a couple different ones. I took home a 2021 Highlander XLE Hybrid last night. So far I love it. But the question many of you wanted answer is, would it hold ALL of my golf bags if required. Well see for yourself. Here it is loaded up with two full stand bags snd a full cart bag. Still room for one more (I didn’t bring out my empty Titleist Light Weight bag. But it would have fit. And room for luggage if I was the chosen driver of a road trip! But since 95% of my driving is just me and occasionally if I take my clubs to an away course You see they fit nicely with the 3rd row seats up. I got 35 MPG on my trip into work this morning So I’m really looking forward to that savings.
    2 points
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