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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
  3. Have a good turkey day gents
    7 points
  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. And to you as well!
    7 points
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. Happy Thanksgiving all and I hope the turkey drug doesn't hit too badly.
    6 points
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. Happy Thanksgiving! 🍽 Have a blessed day.
    5 points
  13. Gobble gobble! Enjoy the day and start safe on the roads!
    5 points
  14. I hope all have a Happy Thanksgiving. We are celebrating with our Granddaughter and her gang.
    5 points
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. If you do recall I was using a Open ball so the jug had to be the proper way!
    4 points
  18. Remember that they only count if the MGS ball logo is oriented correctly in the cup .
    4 points
  19. Safe and happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!
    4 points
  20. Happy Thanksgiving to all of you... and remember to be thankful for what you have.
    4 points
  21. Happy Thanksgiving Spies! Here's hoping everyone enjoys the day with family & friends... talking about anything but politics and Covid .
    4 points
  22. Happy Thanksgiving everyone! I hope it's filled with good food and a wonderful time with friends and family.
    4 points
  23. 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
  24. 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
  25. PMookie

    How'd you play?

    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
  26. The field might get expanded past 12...
    4 points
  27. Kenny B

    How'd you play?

    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. Happy Thanksgiving everyone! Hope you all have a wonderful day with your family and friends.
    3 points
  30. 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
  31. 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
  32. 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
  33. 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
  34. With a budget of $2000, I'd want a Flightscope Mevo+. They're running a sale in them right now and they come in at $1799. Although, if I got that, I'd have to buy my wife a LOT of plants.
    2 points
  35. Turkey Day Wedge Shots. I added some shorter shots as well. I'm adding the average club head data for the shots, if you really want club head for every shot, I can give it, but that seems like too much number stuff to look at. Ball# 1 RED Ball #2 Green Ball #3 Blue 15y ish shots for some added perspective, used my 52° wedge, so not going to be the spinniest Ball #1 Red Ball #2 Green Ball #3 Blue
    2 points
  36. It’s a good video. I like the discussion and definitely something I think would benefit a lot of people on forums. Ive had both instruction and coaching and when I did a 6 month coaching plan I improved the most. I learned course management along with technique and how to self correct. I definitely prefer the coaching aspect. I look for an instructor that understands my style of fitness training and how things that work in that have to be changed when it comes to the golf swing.
    2 points
  37. Sounds like a challenge was just thrown out.
    2 points
  38. 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
  39. 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
    2 points
  40. Headhammer

    Cooking

    Got up early and baked the missus some pumpkin scones with not 1, but 2 icings (regular & pumpkin spice). We've got a full day of cooking that probably won't end till about 9:00 PM tonight. #ugh #Yay Happy Thanksgiving Y'all!
    2 points
  41. Hi Gavin, I'm AuzzieMatt at the other place. Thanks for jumping in.
    2 points
  42. Txg did a video on the rct ball where they ran the GC quad and the TM simultaneously. The units disagree when the swing speed gets up above 115 and the spin goes low, below 1500. The GC regards these as bombs that go 330, and the TM thinks the ball won’t stay in the air much past 290. And they occasionally produced different shapes. TM definitely does me wrong as a low launch, higher speed player: I get a lot of drives in the 112 mph range with smash factors above 1.42, that only fly 266. IRL, no reasonably straight drive of mine flies less than 280. On the other hand, last year when I was using a GC, it regularly had my drives carrying 310, which is equally inaccurate. To me, and I can’t remember what the txg boys final assumption was, but the TM gives you less distance, the GC gives you more.
    2 points
  43. I am personally a big fan of the Z Star XV and Snell MTB-X so those would be my suggestions. I also haven’t hit the most recent version of the BXS so if you’re looking to get rid of them, I am interested!
    2 points
  44. 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
  45. Chris vs. MGS' Ball Lab Swing Robot .
    2 points
  46. I've done a few demo sessions with the new irons, and the only real difference I see is that the new irons have a lot less Loft then the older clubs with the same number stamped on the head. AS an example, the TM Burner 2.0 6 iron has 5 degrees less loft than my 18 year old forged irons and the ball goes about 20 yards farther with the new Burner than my older 6 iron. Bottom line the Burner 6 iron is more like a strong 5 iron of 15 years ago. Me, I'd much rather have my older set and just hit a 5 iron if I need another 15-20 yards of carry. Same thing for the new drivers. I'll keep my old 2005 Launcher Comp and let the rest of you have the newer driver with the adjustable hosel garbage.
    2 points
  47. Sonnova nutcracker, man! I can't believe 1 was an X LS!! I *loved* that ball in my own testing, I just wish the cover didn't shred after 3 holes. The new version fixed this, but it won't be out for a bit... Would love to see a Tour Speed (esp after the MGS staff just raved about it) or Tour Response thrown in. I think they'd be reasonably easy to identify, but maybe that would make for all the more fun!
    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. fixyurdivot

    How'd you play?

    Another sub 80 round yesterday at Coyote Wash 42/36 (par 71). The front included a double and triple . On #7 I went for my usual layup to the open peninsula of the lake but popped it up and it bounced sideways and got washed. I then repeated the sin splashing that ball. We had two threesomes and played a 3 man version of El Lobo. Each player takes sequential turns off the tee as the wolf with the others playing wolf hunters. The wolf must win the whole outright to win the two dimes. We only paid out 4 times... it's tough to win that format. Sure hope I can keep this trend rolling. If I only use my 11 rounds since getting to AZ, I'm a 8.8 .
    2 points
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