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  1. Wrong group if you want to be talked out of buying
    7 points
  2. TSR line, specifically the 3....I dont need a driver but damn I have not self control
    7 points
  3. I told you I was weak. I found one on auction. I may or may not have one coming in 3 hours and 42 minutes.
    6 points
  4. Buy it. Don't be selfish; we can't continue to live vicariously through the club purchases of others if you don't do your part.
    6 points
  5. PGA show is this week and as a result there will be lots of new equipment announcements. On various social channels I have seen that Steelfiber and Accra are releasing new graphite putter shafts; guess I have to add some things too my ponder list
    6 points
  6. IMHO, the funniest social media post I've ever made! Four years later and I'm still laughing hysterically at myself. YMMV.
    6 points
  7. 47 notifications about likes from this thread alone dang Chuck
    6 points
  8. Callway Paradym Fiting at 2nd Swing Golf with Kevn Kraft---Yout Tube Star of the 2nd Swing Chaannel! The Stock Photo will have to do for now. I will obviosuly post in hand photos when I get it and get it on course. So since we were set on Paradym all we had to do was determine which head and shaft. It started out a lot like my session on Thursday I was hitting my driver all over the face and damn near missing the face on a couple...ha But mde solid contact on a couple good enough tto show us a base to compare it to. Now most of you know I have no ego shame in my game, it is what it is. So I don't miind sharing numbers that would get me laughed off the site at WRX...ha But they are real numbers sorry to say, and I know there are probably a good handful of guys here who might relate to these numbers...we should start a support group! So maybe it will help them. Now one thing, I've seen in the past. Trackman reads swing speed lower than and GC Quad or Mevo. And that was true today. Last week most of my swings were in the 83-84 range, with a couple low at 79 and one or two at 86. But 83-84 is what I'd say I was most at. Trackman today read almost al lof them at 78 and a few at 79. So 5 mph or so slower. Man as if I didn't already swing slow enough...ha I wont' bore you with thoughts on each shaft, the two best are shown bleo. We tried both the X and the standard head. He quickly decided he liked the Standard for me over the X. The draw bias inthe X wasn't giving me any more draw than the standard in the draw settting, so he said why not keep the option of moving that back to neutral if you ever need to. Next were shafts, We tried-everyhting in R flex Tensei Blue 55g HZRDUS Black 50 G (he said a brand ew option in 50g for them) Aldila Ascent 40G Adila Synergy 50g Cyper 45G Current Titleist HZRDUZ Black Gen 4 50g Aldila Ascent 40g Dispersion Chart The two that were best were the Aldila Ascent 40g and HZRDUZ Black 50g Both had the same swing speed 78.7 vs 78.9 Both ball speed of 117 and both had smash factor AVERAGE of 1049 I had one at 148 on each the others were all 1.49 or 1.50. Both these shafts just felt very good to me, like I was able to really swing them well. The difference was in spin, the HZRDUS had an average of 2822 spin and he Ascent 2425, so while they both carried 181 the Aldila had total average of 207 yards to 203 for the HZRDUS. Not a huge difference, but my two longest were with the Aldila 213 and 211 So certainly not numbers that are going to scare any of my opponents But the gains over the TSR were pretty signifcant, I was hititng it at max balls speeds of 108 and total distance of 174.....YIKES...again that was with hitting it all ove rthe face..actually mostly it was very high toe...prtty consistent out there from what we saw on each strike. The Aldila brought me back a bit towards the middle, stil favored slightly toward the toe, but not near as much as the 1.49 indicates. So gains over the Titleist were 38 yeards, but I wouldn't say that was all the club, a lot had to do with my swing. Honesty I should have gone back and asked to hit the Titleist again at the end, to see if I was a bit more warmed up. Now the ugly part. His fitting is complete with video from two angles and all the club path etc. My swing, I know I've always been a very OTT swing, at times I can control it to maybe -6 or 7 degrees Out to In. But today every swing with every club was around -12* out to in. I did a decent job closing the club at impact, to turn it into a decent size fade insteead of a slice. But I need to get that down the the -4 or -5 range at highest and I'll gain some big yards back. So the end reuslt is a Paradym Standard with the Aldlia shaft in 9.0 lfoted up 1 degree and set in the draw setting is on order. Actual release date is February 23rd. Not sure if I'll get it sooner or later. But I'm anxious either way.
    5 points
  9. Don't think I posted it here, but recently redid my upper bag with all PXG stuff. Started with a 0211 22° hybrid, then did a fitting and replaced my old 210D driver with an 0311FX 5th Gen 10.5* and added an 0311FX 5th Gen 4 wood. All have the ProjectX Cypher shafts in 5.5. They shortened my driver shaft by an inch, which is still an inch longer than my last shaft. Seems to be working well for me, have good gapping and got some extra distance on the upper end.
    5 points
  10. I really should video the two different feels l have, but for me, I tend to see better numbers when I perceive either: 1) A slower, complete backswing, focusing more on staying in balance than anything else. or 2) A faster backswing with what feels like a brief pause at the top. I suspect the "brief pause" I feel at the top is likely more of my body getting synced up and finishing my backswing fully. I think sometimes the hit impulse can be greater for me with a faster backswing, and that causes all sorts of issues.
    5 points
  11. For me it is nowhere near a Hideki pause, it is just a slower transition that allows my body to start the downswing. If I try to swing "hard" my arms outrace my body, sequencing is off and am slower.
    5 points
  12. The Nigerian prince of Yorktown, VA still has not received all requested information. You will receive your payment after we receive yours.
    5 points
  13. These have to be hand delivered. They can't find you with all the camo on!
    5 points
  14. I'm thinking about a Titleist TSi 1 three wood to go along with my driver. I know @BIG STU is going to call me nuts as I hit my TaylorMade SLDR three wood so well. But now that the Titleist's new models came out the price drop makes it more appealing! I am feeling weak at the moment. Trying to stop myself.
    5 points
  15. GOLFSPY TCB DIVISION invitations have been sent out to the following members: Fourth Division (Golfspy_TCB Division) @Golfspy_TCB @Lacassem @cnosil @Jnoble89 @Golfspy_CG2 @NoHalfsteppin @djogolfs @J-Sizzle @DeBartola_B @stuka44 @DWellbrock @carter18 @David Leighton Reid Check your DM's to log in and start picking!!! Thanks for the bump JN. I have been running behind in my forum activities, but you should have the invite now.
    5 points
  16. Sometimes it is just good to play the old hits... Or revive threads which don't necessarily be known to many of the new members.
    5 points
  17. Ha Ha .. The Three Stooges! (..just reading each page in this thread going back in time to 2018..!)
    5 points
  18. I suggest you register for this giveaway.
    5 points
  19. Last time I checked in here, I mentioned I was stagnating a bit, holding right around 100-102 with the Stack at 195g. (Max driver speed is typically about 10mph above Stack speed, due to the Stack being about hybrid length.) Well, I found something my past two sessions: EDIT: Because looking at the before and after numbers might make even me skeptical of myself, that I sandbagged my initial baseline to make bigger progress, here were my on-course Arccos driver numbers for last season (this is my driver data, not just my "off the tee" numbers):
    5 points
  20. Well the shootout kicked off officially today. Well kind of officially, I at least have something to report on of the 2023 models. The Callaway Paradym. Of the 2023 models it is the first one I've hit and been fit for. And full disclosure, it might be the only one I get trulyfit for, the others I likely will order based on my past experience of shafts and recent LM data. So that will be one of the fun/interesting things about the Shootout, you'll not only hear about the heads, but several different shafts along the way on how they work for ME..of course as always YMMV So to start, I had a min fitting or demo with the Callaway rep on Thursday, got to hit both the Standard and X heads, didn't even try the Triple D, as it's not anywhere near my level. Tried 2 or 3 stock shafts he had on hand, nothing too exotic. I'm going to copy and paste from a recap I sent to a buddy who was very interested to hear how it went. But before I do, and I'll updat the original post with this. For those who don't know my swing stats, I'll recap here briefly. I'm 63 and have multiple physical limitations and limits on ability that keep my swing speed and numbers firmly in the slow to moderate at best aeas. My usual or daily driving distance hasn't exceeded 220 yards much at all when in season Often times it's closer to 210 to 215. My swing speed on Foresight is around 83 to 84 and on Trackman arond 78 to79. That is nromal and I've seen it played out many times oerr the past years. A good ball speed for me is low 120s with the average maybe 117 to 119, and occassionaly will see a 126 or 127. I'm going to do some off season work, I really am, and may goal is to see if I can get that average or normal up to 128 event 130! We shall see. As mentioned I'm not long, but I'm fairly straight, I play a slight fade that hardly ever turns into a slice, yet the next time I hit an intentional draw, will be the first. I often say I couldn't drawi if you gave me a pencil on the tee. My Smash Factor during a lot of practice seessions is usually in the 144 to 146 range. OK...Onto this weeks Paradym resutls. i'm going to post below, so this post doesn't become 10 pages long TBC
    4 points
  21. I just added a Titleist TSi 1 15 degree three wood with a TENSEI AV Blue 65 graphite shaft (stiff) to my ever-increasing arsenal. Should be delivered in about a week. Note to self. Go play don't shop.
    4 points
  22. Watch a "Mcgolf" video on utube, then buy the cheapest irons at the local charity shop to practice with. Pull them apart and glue them back together and your good to go, that's what I did easy peasy... P.s..I posted a $40NZ "brake pad/shaft remover" hack on here simple, you can actually remove shafts on the dinner table or at the beach NO problem. Good luck..
    4 points
  23. Guess who won the auction? Yup it was me. Click, click, hello operator. Please transfer me to the "What have you bought lately" thread.
    4 points
  24. update for all, Finnleigh is now 3 months old. She has a big scar on her lower spine, as a reminder. She is always smiling and happy, although she has much PT and most likely surgeries ahead to correct, he legs issues. Just wanted to follow up so you won't think I don't appreciate the support.
    4 points
  25. I placed an order for a L.A.B. DF2.1 putter a couple of weeks ago. Should see it in the next 2 weeks (hopefully).
    4 points
  26. For me it is a feeling of a pause at the top. When you watch on video though there is no pause. Its just the momentum of the club still going back and the pause is more of a trigger to get my weight to shift.
    4 points
  27. That makes sense. If either of you gets the chance would you post a video? I think I am falling victim to rushing into my downswing too quickly and getting out of sync.
    4 points
  28. During my fitting yesterday I averaged right around 110 MPH swing speed (Trackman), topping out at 113.2. Well struck balls were flying with about 165 MPH ball speed. I've remarked the past few weeks that I've lost some speed since early December as a result of trying to cut some weight I put on over the holidays. First, as to not lose sight of the forest through the trees, I went back and looked at my Trackman fitting from spring 2019 during the Epic Flash test here on MGS. At that time my absolute all out swing went 103, with the majority of my drivers sitting under 100 MPH. My max ball speed during that fitting was 148 MPH. So I'm obviously ecstatic to have added that speed over the past four years. Second, regarding my nutrition, my goal over the next few weeks is to slowly ramp up my carbohydrate intake in an effort to regain some of the 3-4 MPH I lost over the past month. I was reading a pretty interesting research summary on Stronger by Science, which highlighted the relationship of glycogen storage in type 2/"fast twitch" muscle fibers. I'm continuing to make some gains in the gym with weights, but the speed has stagnated/regressed a bit since the fall. Since the start of the year my wife and I have gotten back into being lower carb more seriously (we've been low carbers for over 10 years now, but splurged a bit this past fall/holiday season) and that has correlated directly with my loss of speed. I'm hoping by introducing a few more carbs I might capture some of that lost speed while still allowing me to work on body composition. Fun little experiment to take me through the end of this challenge.
    4 points
  29. I actually make my brother yell that out loud every time he actually hits a good drive. (Don't worry.... its rare!)
    4 points
  30. yeah well now there's pressure for me to make the switch so that the Mod team looks like we're sponsored by Titleist drivers
    4 points
  31. I don't need to be convinced or nudged! My compulsive nature does that by itself! Blessing and a curse.....
    4 points
  32. I carry 10 to 11 clubs, even for tournament play, and I use them all, frequently enough. 5 handicap, walk/carry, superlight bag, hilly course, age 62, cancer survivor, it's about health and fun more than every advantage.
    4 points
  33. Cost no object, The Stack hands down. Couple things that haven't already been mentioned that are advantages to the Stack system for me: Enforced rest periods through Grit score. I'm an impatient person and with the SuperSpeed protocols I never gave myself enough rest between sets. The Stack app gives direct comparisons to other golfers in your age bracket. One stick vs. three. In combination with the Stack's speed priming workout you have a really portable and awesome quick warmup before a round of golf. No opposite hand or kneeling swings. FlightScope integration, if you have one.
    4 points
  34. Blasphemy! I dug further into the data last night. After looking back on both the standard and Triple Diamond models, my numbers with the Triple Diamond were actually better to my eyes. My concern about spin and height with the standard Paradym were re-validated after looking at landing angle and also removing a few outliers where my spin was low enough to drag the average down a bit. I also feel that the Triple Diamond gives me a little more versatility in golf ball choice and builds in some flexibility for any speed that comes back after my cut. I think with the weights switched around I'll be at a very comfortable level of spin at 9.5, or I can play at the stamped 10.5 degrees with the weight forward.
    4 points
  35. Quick thoughts: The Stack has a much better app and will most likely be easier to follow if you don't have a lot of motivation or self-discipline. SuperSpeed is perfectly fine and you can see great results if you stick with it. I went from a driver swing speed of 104 up to 115 doing a year of SuperSpeed. If I had to start it all over again though I would definitely go with The Stack due to the app. Check out some of the other forums on the site for more detailed reviews. There are a couple of great ones already started.
    4 points
  36. So today was a inadvertent test, it was 40 degrees and raining and quite foggy. So foggy in fact that it provided a good test for the cobalt. I tried to get pictures of the conditions but I don't even think this quite captures it. The Cobalt did quite well, though there were some flags I had to shoot a few times to get them but my other rangefinder couldn't even pick them up. Overall a very good day for the Cobalt.
    4 points
  37. I liked that^ post (hahaha going crazy reading every page going back and having lots of laughs!)
    4 points
  38. 4 points
  39. Just so you are aware, it can vary a lot depending on which fitter you are working with, especially in a big box store. I was more thorough than some. An independent fitter has to be good or he goes out of business.
    4 points
  40. ... I hate to see QBs taking those hits. I think they should always slide our get OB and avoid contact. That said, I understand it's a playoff game and you lose, you go home so sometimes the competitor will take the risk but when you have a franchise QB losing them to an jury is brutal. Defensive players in todays NFL are just soooo fast, big, strong and hit like a brick wall so always best to avoid them. That is a big part of "if he stays healthy *"
    4 points
  41. ... So far missed every game this weekend continuing this losing season. I am waiting for a phone call from one of the teams left, telling me they will send me a jersey if I will just bet on their opponents.
    4 points
  42. Two yrs ago I dabbled in the Super Speed Golf program. I only stayed commuted for a month or so but I did add 3 mph to my swing. Lately I’ve seen a lot of online content for The Stack. Seemed interesting. Curious if anyone had done both programs and what your pros and cons were on each.
    3 points
  43. Whoa. Been a while. So here's my end-of-season summary from last year: I treaded water. Looking back through this thread, it looks like I started last season with an Arccos handicap of 12ish; as of right now, that number is 11.5 Last year, according to Arccos, I was slightly better than a scratch golfer in short game play, and much, more worse at everything else: So what is my plan this year to shave off some strokes and finally get to single figures? I gotta make more putts inside 9'. Arccos now gives much more fine-grained information about SG putting at various distances. I'm fine inside 2'. From 3-5', I lose 1.7 strokes per round to a scratch player, and another 1.1 strokes per round from 6-9'. From all other distances, I'm losing less than half a stroke. How I'm going to improve: starting at the end of last fall, I took my first online putting lesson. For years, I've played with a horrendous-looking cut putter stroke, bringing the putter way outside the line on the backstroke and hitting across the ball. I've worked hard this winter to groove a much more traditional stroke. I've been doing a bunch of putting with a variety of gadgets, chiefly Blast, HackMotion, and FocusBand. With Blast, I've made strides on consistency of tempo and face control, toning down my pull tendency and keeping the putter more level through impact. With HackMotion, I continue to monitor wrist motion, aiming to keep my wrists quiet through my stroke. The biggest contribution, though, might be the FocusBand. It's a device that is worn on the head to measure brainwave frequency. In summary, you're trying to quiet the mind of conscious, analytical thought and turn instead to pictures, particularly of the target. It has been incredibly eye-opening for me, as one who is massively over-analytical. I've gotten some pointers on Twitter from PGA Tour player Greg Chalmers on how it is to be used, and when (according to the device) I'm deep in the "green" brain activity (the good, right-brained side), I'm experiencing something I never do: putting without swing thoughts. It's to the degree that, when I miss while doing this kind of mental practice, I have a difficult time diagnosing what might have gone wrong, because I literally have no memory of the stroke itself. I'm working with it now to be quicker getting into the mental "zone" so that I can reach this brain state on the course. For full swing stuff (off the tee and approach): I'm Stacking, and making huge gains. I'm continuing lessons with Jayson Nickol on Skillest. This is the part of the year in which I'm working on incorporating big movement adjustments; over the next two months, I'll be gradually adding more and more strike- and result-based practice.
    3 points
  44. I just purchased a "gently used" Edison 55 degree wedge. These are returns they get back within the first 30 days. You could see that this club was hit a few tines but it's a 9.5+ out of 10. Bill at Edison couldn't have been more helpful. They adjusted the lie and length to my specs and the club arrived just a few days after I placed the order. I needed to replace a Hogan TK15 that was starting to lose some spin due to age. I haven't had a chance to hit this new one yet, but I know that Terry Kohler, who designed the Edison, also designed the TK15, so I'm confident it will be a great wedge.
    3 points
  45. Thinking of buying a TaylorMade Sim2 Max or TaylorMade Sim2 Max D. Not sure which to get. I do tend to slice right off the tee sometimes. Any suggestions?
    3 points
  46. Pretty much try to use all clubs in bag now. 4 iron was least used, so replaced it with hybrid 22 degree, great move for me, love the versatility of club. 3W was next least used, making an effort to use it more off tee & off the deck, to get comfortable with club. Love the 58 around the greens & also from 60-80yd range.
    3 points
  47. I had an old shag bag I won about 20 years ago. I took off the tube from the bag. It also had the foot dispenser as an additional piece with a stake to put in the ground. Took all the attachments off the shag bag. The next part took a while. I had to eat the contents of the can. It was a can of Planters Peanuts from Sams Club. Spray painted it blue. Cut a hole in the bottom and attached the tubing. There is a large nut in the shag bag to attach the tube. I reused it in the can. Cut a hole in the plastic lid. Cut a hole in a 2×6 to match the lower tube. Covered the 2x6 with carpet and cut out the section for the tube. And there you have it. From old crap to a ball dispenser for the simulator. It holds over 3 dozen balls. This is what it looked like. Its still available new on ebay or Amazon for about $40.00. Its made by Wilson.
    3 points
  48. 3 points
  49. Wanting to get a feel for the crowd prior to his speech, a Keynote Speaker at a recent Vegas 'Paranormal Encounters' convention, engaged the audience in a little Q&A. His first question was: "With a raise of hands, how many of you have heard a ghost?". Most of the crowd raised their hands. His second question was: "OK then, how many of you have seen a ghost?". Only a few dozen attendees raised their hand. Wanting to stretch the bounds, his third question was: "Alright then, so how many of you have had sex with a ghost?" One man slowly raised his hand. Intrigued, the speaker asked the man: "Wow. You say you actually had sex with a ghost?" The man replied: "Ghost? I thought you said goat!"
    3 points
  50. Insanity training going well. Added in some weight training the last two weeks. I have this 15 lb bar and have been doing some rotation core work with it. Works well in the back rotation and getting reps in trying to lift and get that extra extension. Also the initial move to the downswing. Not sure if it will help with speed but we’ll see!
    3 points
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