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  1. 1st time out in 1.5 months and it showed. Measly 89 with 5(!!) 3 putts. Can’t remember having more than 2 in a round before. Also topped my irons like 4 times. Good news is, I “still” shot 89 and drove it great. Only missed 3 fairways and 2 were on the edge. Distance was there too. Oh well, hopefully knocked the rust off for Pursell Farms tomorrow!!
    8 points
  2. Lol. Yeah. Must have gotten a little heavy on the submit button. Ha
    6 points
  3. I'm sure that's what Spieth says when he talks to his ball.
    5 points
  4. Most people just call me Yellow Ball. Here is an adjitive for you. You can now address me as Mr. Ball due to your lack of respect.
    5 points
  5. Results.. Rub before smoker. Love this coffee rub from TJ's! Insane color looks like it was already smoked Post-smoke rest results Doesn't get better than this.. Glazed carrots: pineapple, coconut aminos, coconut sugar, garlic, ginger, and cayenne pepper.. OMG! Gotta hollah for challah! Homemade Cinnamon challah loaf was bonkers!
    5 points
  6. Saturday nine. 47 had some great drives. Rest of the play was not so good. Glad I now have Shotscope to help guide my practice. had two chances to get on par 5s in two over cooked a 4i on 8 then on 9, somehow pushed my 7i (I haven’t had a push with that club since I got the set). lots of potential in my game once I piece it together
    4 points
  7. Please wish an MGS giant and a man I like to call a friend, @GolfSpy Barbajo a very Happy Birthday. Hope you have a fantastic day!!
    4 points
  8. Yup, every week. My home course is way harder than the numbers would lead you to believe. Anyone that comes in as a guest or even new members all say that the course is not rated properly.
    4 points
  9. Dang Rob I thought I was having a stroke with all the multiple copies.
    4 points
  10. Let you guys in on some inside baseball talk. When the forum newsletter goes out, unlike some mass mailers. You can actually reply to the email address. All the MOD staff gets copied on any replies. The replies range from legitimate questions to rants to well the just “is this person serious” types. We handle each with the appropriate reply. Today one came in about this thread which was highlighted in the newsletter. The reader complained that link was broken . However we did give him credit for noticing the date of the original thread. So at least he was reading the details. And he commented if that was perhaps the problem. While it gave this thread another reason to laugh. It’s not without merit. I know Jamie and JS have been working with the developers on a way to filter those threads to have current ones show up. To which we have rbr lovely forum members go to thank for that by keeping it alive and the fife included in “Hot Topics”
    4 points
  11. 77 (36/41) today. Cracked the shaft in my Honma driver. Ugh. No birdies on the day, and started with 11 straight pars. 2 holes killed me. Averaged 302 off the tee, finished in 2 hours and 31 minutes, and thankfully I was allowed to go off before everyone else this morning!!!
    3 points
  12. Not a scoring shot but definitely a shot that had me super stoked. I’ve been working on my pre-shot routine a lot over the last few weeks and it’s starting to show. Longest career drive prior to this was 268 with a light tailwind. Today it was dead calm and that ball just launched. Average drive today was 258 which is 18 yards longer than normal.
    3 points
  13. You can do what you wish - I certainly have played two piece balls in my playing "career," even as a single digit player. Having written that they simply do not perform the same way that a urethane covered ball does. It means that you will play different shots, particularly around the green, if that is your choice. It will limit what you are able to do and how you make your score beyond a doubt. Perhaps that's not all bad - I may have three options on a shot out of light rough around the greens. The player using a two piece ball has one - he's not going to deal with the uncertainty that could creep into my head. The reality that there are lots of options for purchasing urethane covered balls at less than half the $50 price tag should be included in this thread though. Costco has its kirkland line, we know about Snell as well. Probably the better choice though would be those Maxfli balls from Dicks. We've had two rounds of testing on those. Dicks often runs Bogo or buy 3 get one deals on the those balls. The straight "tour" model fits just about anyone. It's an incredible value that you can pick up for around $20 a dozen. Regardless of what ball you use you certainly should play the same ball all the time throughout the season and save your trials for late or early season or a casual round now and again.
    3 points
  14. Newsletter???? There's a newsletter?
    3 points
  15. After the first one, my dentist prescribed them. I think they cost $1.00 for a year's supply. Only once did I forget to take them one hour before my appt.
    3 points
  16. I too like watching LPGA every bit as much as PGA. Also, absolutely nothing wrong with college golf. I watched some of the USGA Junior Am today and it was very entertaining. Could it be that, like the NBA, MLB, and NFL, professional golf has finally reached the point of spoiled prima-donna's and out of touch with reality compensation that I'm growing less enamored with it each passing season? I used to be a big professional sports fan but that has changed for me. Certainly LIV has escalated this as it pertains to PGA Tour but things were already trending that direction.
    3 points
  17. Played 10 holes with LarryD today at his club. Respect of lightning chased us off the course. I was 2 over for 10 holes, lots of really solid shots, 3 memorable 9 woods and a very nice birdie on 1. I’m hitting it well right now. The course was in great shape.
    3 points
  18. Part of the Shotscope family now with my H4. excited to take it out tomorrow for its first nine
    3 points
  19. I agree. Ride with this and get a good distribution
    2 points
  20. This is true. But, the subject here is 2 piece balls. And who is playing them. High hdcps, or low hdcps, beginners, long time players, or just the occasional player. What ball are they playing? What they like about it, or don't? How much is it? We know about the deals that can be had at Costco, or bulk DTC's! So, 2 piece balls, who, and why?
    2 points
  21. Looks like you should accept the driver as being in a good state and not tweaking it anymore for now. Also, one round isn't a big indicator; keep collecting data and monitoring trends.
    2 points
  22. Today my shot of the day was a 51 foot putt for par. There were witnesses
    2 points
  23. I have a couple dozen of the yellow Tour version heading my way. I'll let ya'll know how these puppies bark for an ole coot...
    2 points
  24. When you learn to drive a car you don't start out in a manual shift Ferrari. Its the same with golf. You don't start out playing a 4 or 5 piece high end ball. I would presume all of us started playing with inexpensive 2 piece balls when we started playing because we lost so many and couldn't afford to lose expensive balls. For me, as soon as I started playing better and found better balls in the rough or woods while looking for my own ball, I put them in play. Until I lost it of course. Then as you progress in your golf game you can appreciate the performance of a better ball. It will stop on the green or hop and stop instead of rolling out 12 to 20 feet or even rolling off the green. The average male golfer does not break 100 in a round of golf. He also loses several balls during a round. I golfed with a guy that lost a dozen balls in one round. If we didn't help him find his ball it would have been more like two dozen. There were several holes with water! 28 million golfers lose 300 million golf balls a year. Roughly a dozen per person as an average. But this doesn't reflect better golfers losing less or higher handicaps losing more. It also doesn't take into account that better players play more thus having the potential to lose more as well. Driving ranges use a lower quality ball. So the amount of 2 piece balls being sold will always be higher than high dollar balls. The MGS Forum is for golfers obviously. Your average play once or twice a year guy is probably not going to be involved here or even know about MGS. So when you see a majority of us playing a better ball it is because a majority of us have been around the course a few hundred times. I would expect that the amount that reply to using two piece balls in this forum would be low compared to the amout using a better ball. You can as the topic creator set up a poll to see who uses a two piece or not.
    2 points
  25. Had another epiphany moment yesterday while hitting 8 irons into the net in the basement. When I've lined up with the ball centered on the club face my shots have been really toe-y. I haven't really noticed it because I play SGI clubs. In the basement I was hitting an old Wilson Staff blade and my hands were going numb before I realized what was happening. Once I adjusted and put the ball along the extreme heel, I was striping it over and over. I've got a tee time later today and I'm hoping to get there early enough to hit a bucket at the range and verify the feeling. It's funny how fickle golf is. Oftentimes it feels like I've changed nothing but somehow get drastically different results!
    2 points
  26. The ones YOU hit that have the smallest dispersion pattern and enable YOU to play YOUR best golf and fit into YOUR budget. I am one of the MGS most wanted testers and can tell you that I would be willing to put any of the clubs we test into my bag if they enabled me to play better golf. Not all of the clubs are best for me because they perform differently but they may be best for someone else.
    2 points
  27. The sentiment is overwhelming!
    2 points
  28. Just be careful of the clip. If you've seen the testers, it can come off pretty easy.
    2 points
  29. I read this book last week and I think it fits the bill of the OP. Recommended. One part talks about realistic expectations, another part covers a simple method of course management. Put the two together and a lot of the OPs frustrations should be minimized. Available on Amazon/Kindle.
    2 points
  30. Forgot to include my score. Even (36) through the first 9. Then the wheels fell off a bit and shot a 44 on the back 9. Doubled the par-5 18
    2 points
  31. I played my first round with Maxfli Tour’s and I’ve got to say, wow. I loved it. The feel was soft enough, but I hit some huge drives. Bad drive hits still were pretty damn straight. Felt like the ball couldn’t get lose on a drive like a TP5x can if you miss hit it. And spin with short irons was great. Putting was nice and soft. Sank some nice putts. Only minor issue I saw was there wasn’t the kind of chipping spin I see with a TP5, but it wasn’t really an issue. Glad I picked up two dozen. Going to go through those and then buy the box. LFG.
    2 points
  32. Needs to be a Notes app screenshot to be sincere, everyone knows this...
    2 points
  33. I was thinking about purchasing some plane tickets until I read this. Is one allowed to protest the egregious amount of protests in Portland?
    2 points
  34. Two weekends ago my wife and I were out on the East End of Long Island visiting friends on the North Fork (aka Wine Country - lots of small and some not-so-small wine growers and vintners out there); near where our friends are is this really fun little 9-hole Par 3 that's almost like somebody's back yard .. you're actually in a quiet residential neighborhood off the main roads. Been several years since the last time we were there, and the course has a new owner and is in really great shape! Here's the sign that greets you as you walk around the clubhouse towards the course... And here's the view looking "down" #9 as you come around the corner .. the tee box is in the background past all the sand... We didn't keep score - except for putting, as we have an on-going putting competition - but didn't hit the ball too badly .. most of the time Missed a few greens, made a few up and downs, missed a few up and downs, ... you know the story! Here's a view of an approx 105 yard downhill shot .. if you zoom in you can see my ball a little left of the flag, and yes did make the birdie putt that time! It was hot hot hot and almost no wind, but very few other people out so we were able to do 9 pretty quickly and took a replay. Lisa made a birdie here on the second loop Definitely worth it .. lotta fun; called "The Cedars" in Cutchogue if anyone happens to be in that area.
    2 points
  35. In my testing, the Tour was indistinguishable from the standard ProV1 and the Tour X was similar (though not quite as similar) to the ProV1x. Titleist says they fit a LARGE number of amateurs into their X ball because am's need the launch and spin, which would align with so many Spies saying they're getting more out of the X. For my game, more spin is bad. I have plenty. I tried the X and it was definitely shorter through the bag. Noticeably higher flight though, but just in the same way that the ProV1x and I aren't really friends, the Maxfli Tour handily defeated the X. FWIW, Dick's will let you do the 'two dozen for $60' deal with a dozen of each and then whichever doesn't suit you, at least you have some really nice (and relatively cheap!) range balls
    2 points
  36. Trimmed, salted, and ready for the 12 hr dry brine. Will be seasoned with a smoked coffee rub prior to going in the Pit Boss. Tri-tip! This and Picanha are the 2 red meat staples in the Marler crew. My local WinCo sells both and they are always $6 or less/lb which is a steal! And the quality is terrific. More pics to come
    2 points
  37. I would have lost money on ever thinking Hedeki would consider this league. In fact a few of those that have joined surprise me.
    2 points
  38. Not true. Some may swing the heavier faster because of better mechanics. There’s very few absolutes in golf. A lighter shaft may cause someone to slow their swing because of feel and not wanting to lose the shot. Agree that a golfer should play whatever club and shaft combo that lets them play the most consistent golf
    2 points
  39. I just picked up Aldila Rogue White 130 MSI 70 on EBay. I currently play the same shaft in 60 gram class. I'll get to find out if I swing the heavier version better or worse. I should have some results to post in about a week.
    2 points
  40. This was a topic of discussion in yesterday's round. All I could think about when I read 75 grams in the original post was, I'd be exhausted at the end of the round. But that's me and as others have pointed out its actual weight might be closer to 70 while the shaft in the mid 60's might be closer to 70 as well. Actual mid 50's and I will actually have trouble leaving the face open (because I get to the ball too early) mid 40's and I'm all over the place, hooks, pushes, but man its pretty on that one that I nut. Mid 60's actually tends to work best for me depending upon the shaft itself. I will swing it faster than a shaft in the 50's because I feel like I can go after it, it tends to reduce the spin a bit. There's probably several different right shafts, weights and flexes for the OP depending upon the head that its in and loft that its set at. It's a crazy game with tons of options out there. Good luck.
    1 point
  41. You are very much correct in your statement. I have been around the course more than a few times(sta rted 1998). I have tried many 3-4-5 piece balls, and to my lack of playing regularly, or just not having a consistent game, or swing, I have chosen to stick to the cheaper of the species, as I can lose $40+ a dozen balls faster than I care to. Played some better balls I have found plenty of times, only to lose them later on in the round, but figured out what I want in a ball. I am self taught, taken a few lessons, but pretty much struggle to keep my game enjoyable. I do move from ball to ball, not too frequently, but if I find something that works fairly well, I will stick with it until the next best thing strikes me. Started playing the TopFlite Hammer Control this season, and my game has really been fun, and scores are coming down sllghtly. Never gonna be a 10 hdcp, or even a 15, but I want my game to be fun. It is not fun to struggle on the course, and put 110-115 on the card. Been there, done that for like 6-7 years. Game is looking up, and those 2 piece HC's are helping, especially around the green. My CBX2's really like this ball, as they are predictable with chips, and pitches. I have seen my share of high handicappers who play the premium balls, but really should play something less, as they lose them with great frequency as we play, and then complain about the cost, or the ball doesn't do what it promised, but only because their skill level is not anywhere near what they think it is. Golf ego gets in the way! I have played with guys who have lost 6-7 ProV's in a round, complained about the cost, but come out next time, only to do the same thing. WHY! I don't say anything, but do get tired of looking for their $4 ball. Anyway, golf should be fun...
    1 point
  42. Enter me for the Odyssey putter drawing
    1 point
  43. From the other day, while I did almost dunk one, this was the best shot of the day: While it was a double (atrocious putting and greenside work on my part) the 2nd shot after a poor tee shot was a highlight for me because I did exactly what I wanted to do. Had to hit a low right to left ball because I was under a tree and was completely blocked from a straight low stinger. Nailed the shot, 200 yard draw that just barely hopped off the green. What a hole it would have been if I made the chip/down.
    1 point
  44. #1 hdcp hole, good drive, but still 230 out. Hit a very nice 3 wood that drew just off the green, but down a pretty serious hill— my partner says you win the British open with an up and down here… no pressure so I putt (blast) it up the steep hill and then 50 feet to the cup and dang if it didn’t just die into the cup. Close to 80’
    1 point
  45. Putting practice today in the basement. Spent about ninety minutes doing ladder drills. Started to come along near the end. A couple pieces of tape on the head seems to help. Might put some more on it though I'm not sure how much is too much...
    1 point
  46. How long have you been playing golf? What’s your handicap or normal score? I've been playing for a little over 2 years. I shoot at least 110-120. What do you love about golf? It's a great activity to get me out of the house, hanging with friends, and walking a course is some great exercise. Plus the dopamine rush of hitting a perfect ball is enough to keep me coming back for more. What brings you to MyGolfSpy? Do you already know any other Spies? I've loved your reviews for a while and finally decided to join the forums. Where are you from? What is your home course? Durham, NC. I usually play either Falls Village or The Crossings. What are the best and worst things about golf in your region? Best? There are a TON of options. Worst? Not really sure... What do you do for a living? Marketing operations How’d you pick your user name? My last name starts with carp. Pretty straightforward
    1 point
  47. Yep! That's me too! Wish could hit it that far from off the fairway to the green again but been too many yrs now.
    1 point
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