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  1. Morning spies! Another day of duty for me. And only 4066 more days until retirement. While I don't generally share work related stuff, I shall make an exception today. It's a LT's birthday today, and let's just say... There was a crime, a witness, and a victim this morning....and a bad popo joke in there somewhere Hope everyone has a great day!
    20 points
  2. Good morning all, The Edel 7 iron is out for delivery today, so that’s cool. May be headed to the range. Have a great Tuesday!
    19 points
  3. Morning everybody! Well I read through .. possibly too many .. recent pages of the ball rollback thread... Some strong opinions in there, of course, interspersed with some thought-provoking comments. The best imho was @cnosil who said something like.. "I live at 15 feet above sea level. I'll just move to a higher altitude and gain back the distance " (..with an added benefit of being further from the threat of sea level rise, I guess...) Anyway new smart thermostats arrived late yesterday so part of today is see if I can figure out how to install and operate them. Oh and how to get my energy utility rebate for them, too! Hopefully I don't blow up the house and hopefully your day goes well for you, too!!
    18 points
  4. Good Morning Spies, Just another happy snowy day here in Chicagoland. Gawd I hate winter Cheers and hit em straight, if you can.
    18 points
  5. Good morning everyone. Another wintry Tuesday in Nebraska. Some possible warmups in the weather loom on the horizon giving me hope that a day on the course just might be in reach for the month of December. Coffee is going down easy as we only have 13 days until break. Seems like a lot of days but then I remember we have block schedules so it’s only 6 days with my least favorite classes and 7 with the others. Sometimes we have to create our own silver linings. Hope everyone has a great day ahead.
    18 points
  6. Morning brothers , awakened in the Buckeye this morning to a cold dreary sky , no time for golf as we are here for 7 days to see family , celebrate holidays and then flash back to Florida! Y’all be safe and blessed today !
    17 points
  7. Good morning MGSpies from a clear skies, but not as chilly as WNY, Cary NC where I'm grateful for the well wishes and prayers/intentions for brother and family on this Tuesday. Still early in assessing the situation here but so far indications are encouraging. Wishing everyone the best of health in body and mind and hope golf is a part of your day
    17 points
  8. Tuesday.. Is golf day, my fellow spies. Back to the old home track to play a round with all three of the 2.0 Edison Enforcer wedges in the bag for the very first time. Will be in the high 50’s when the Ancient Agers tee off. Should be in the mid 70’s when we finish. Wind should not be a factor. There is however a large storm cloud on the horizon headed right at me. The family’s benevolent totalitarian leader ordered me for the first time ever to decorate the Christmas Tree while she was off doing whatever she ruler’s do. So, I followed her orders and completed my assigned task ever so quickly, it was so easy….. For some unbeknownst reason; the she, who would be ruler of all things, was displeased. I was informed that there would be a TED talk followed by a tree redo when I get home from the course this afternoon. May this Tuesday be to your liking. May we all weather whatever storms come our way.
    16 points
  9. Goodmorning spies! hope all have a great day! Be the Blessing!
    15 points
  10. Happy Tuesday! Had a good evening yesterday with family and friends going to the annual Christmas tree lighting and made some chili that turned out great. Busy morning but hoping to hit the course this afternoon. Have a great day!
    15 points
  11. Good morning all! No power issues today thankfully, but continued to enjoy the snow. Kids went sledding and built plenty of snow people, yes my daughter put a skirt on a couple of them, and even a snow caterpillar. It was the perfect snow for it, very sticky, not as fun to shovel but great for building with it. Overall it was s fun snowy day and the first of many. Have a great Tuesday everyone!
    15 points
  12. Well Spies. I woke up this morning feeling like crap. Must have picked up some sort of crud from the kids on the basketball team. Hoping some meds will kick in yet this morning. If not I might have to go try to sleep it off. Ugh. Either way, wishing you all a fantastic Tuesday and certainly a better one than mine is starting off to be...
    15 points
  13. Good morning spies!! Starting the day off at 36° and it shouldn’t warm up much at all. Dogs have been out and fed so now I can get some food my belly. Crazy busy day at work yesterday and due to some absences a couple of us stayed late to help out another department that was behind. Thankfully those extra couple hours went by quick too. I’m guessing that there will be more days this week that end up that way as well so I’ll need to determine how much “volunteering to help out” that I’ve got in me this week. Hope that everyone has a wonderful day.
    15 points
  14. Good morning spies! It's a beautiful Tuesday morning in TN and I'm catching up on the going ons in the forum. It's nice to relax and enjoy my coffee before heading into work. I hope today is a great day for each of you.
    15 points
  15. One of the best things about our community is when a product may not work for them they pass it along. This is the case for @StrokerAce Callaway Paradym Driver. While it performed well during testing it didn't make the bag in the long run. The driver then changed hands to @GolfSpy SAM who put it head to head against his PXG. It worked well, but the comfort with the PXG was able to out perform any potential gains with the Paradym leading to more consistency and confidence with the PXG. Maybe third time is a charm? We want to find this driver a forever home! How to Sign Up - Unlike others where you drop your name and info in a sign up we want to switch things up a little and get those of you who are involved right now on the forum a better chance at getting your hands on this driver. Please post and share the following. 1. Your current driver( photo included) and the story of why you are gaming it. 2. Why we should pick you to test the driver. 3. Tell us about your best drive or driving round this season. The member selected will be required to do a full review on the driver and have their own placeholder post in the Paradym Driver Thread. *Driver specs - Callaway Paradym Standard (9*) with two shafts (Kai'Li' white XS 70g, tensei blue XS 75gs *We prefer those who are able to get play outdoors for this, however not a must. *Some geo restrictions (shipping costs falls on the tester). Interested in testing? Let us know below!
    14 points
  16. Good morning spies. Snow is in the forecast today for CNY. Luckily my coffee is hot and plentiful in the office. Counting down the days until my simulator league starts up for the winter to keep the swing moving throughout the colder months!
    14 points
  17. Good morning Spies on the cloudy and cool Tuesday here in Michigan. Already at work, waiting on computer systems to start spitting out needed data so I can create customer meeting presentations which are shared with them each Thursday. Glad to hear Derek's news is encouraging, and hoping it all works out in the best way possible. Hope that your day is the best it can be for you, and that something enjoyable may be part of your plans.
    14 points
  18. Morning everyone. It's 35 and overcast with a "wintry mix" falling from the sky here in Northern Indiana. They say it will be 56 degrees Friday, so if we get some extra work done, there could be golf in December. Have a great day all.
    13 points
  19. Morning my friends. Another blustery day here in SW Ohio. Not liking this type of weather with cold, wind, and wet. Drinking the joe and getting into my work day. Ya'll have a blessed one today! ~Snoopy79
    13 points
  20. Good morning, back from our hunting trip. Time to get back on the local links!
    12 points
  21. Good morning all and happy Tuesday! Pretty standard work agenda today followed by picking the kids up from school and then working some more on Christmas lights on outside. Badger hoops plays Michigan State tonight at 6, so looking forward to watching that! My favorite time of the year when the NFL and college hoops overlap!
    12 points
  22. Good Morning everyone! A few showers today, but temps in the 40's and 50's so we are headed to the course. Probably don't need the cart cover, but throwing it in anyway. Since scores are irrelevant now, being on the golf course is simply a matter of exercise and practicing shots I may not normally take otherwise. Have a terrific Tuesday!!
    11 points
  23. Morning all! Snowing here in central Ohio. However, it will be mid 50s on Friday so…. I may undo the chain from my desk and sneak away for a quick 9 or so. Courses here are pretty much open day to day this time of year. Today is International Ninja Day so…. well, I don’t know what that means really. Not sure how you would even spot one. But hey, be on the look out for them. It’s their day. Make it a great day all! Cheers
    11 points
  24. Good morning all! Been slacking on the good morning posts. Something about wintery weather just makes me shut down in more ways than one. This past weekend I was able to get to a simulator with a buddy of mine to hit some balls. We're hoping to commit to going once or twice a week during the winter in order to stay somewhat fresh whenever the tundra goes away this Spring. In addition, the new PGA Superstore near me talked about doing a winter sim league, which would be fun. Lots to catch up on the forum, especially with the rollback discussions and Tiger's potential sponsorship change/Nike stepping back from golf. Still hoping to get some practice in with the ProSENDR sometime soon. Need to continue improving over the winter, even if I'm feeling lazy or unmotivated. Hope everyone has a great Tuesday!
    10 points
  25. You should know that wet evidence items should ALWAYS be put in paper bags, not plastic. but I suppose that is the best part of it. We had a homicide Sgt that was so tight, one time we dumped the hole punchers (those little paper dots that accumulate) into his umbrella and closed it back up. Sat for weeks until one rainy day he got called to a scene. Stepped out of the car and opened the umbrella, right in front of the news crew. Looked like a personal snow shower. He never missed a beat and totally ignored it. He was a class act all the way.
    10 points
  26. Want to shout out and thank everyone for contributing so far! There will be servesl reports and articles written on these and very much looking forward to the official release from Titleist. For those who haven't done the form yet please do asap! For the 5 of us that don't have the golf balls yet they have be resent. Fingers crossed!
    10 points
  27. Heading into 2024 Invision (the platform the Forum runs one) has some very large and exciting updates. The staff are preparing for several of these changes and while they won't change anything in terms of usability we do expect there to be many updates which will tweak your user experience. If you are interested in reading about some of these changes you can find most if not all of them here: https://invisioncommunity.com/news/invision-community/introducing-a-fresh-new-vision-for-invision-community-5-r1287/ While we go through these changes we are also going to take the time to edit/update the forum to organize it in a more user friendly manner. Throughout all these changes if you have questions please reach out to myself or any of the other staff members if you have questions. Prior to us making any of these bigger scale changes we will make an announcement so one day you don't just come to the forum and it is all different. We do our best to keep the community in the loop and be as transparent as possible. We are extremely excited for 2024 from a Member Testing standpoint to these updates to the forum and a lot more which the staff are working on. Thank you all!
    9 points
  28. Good Tuesday Morning Spies! Nice cool Central Florida morning. 60 degrees at 7am tee time. Walked 18 holes this morning, nice and cool, no wind until the back 9. Good ball striking morning, bad putting (D-). Working from home today & on my first cup of hot espresso (at home). Sorry to hear about the snowfall up north. Have a Great Day Everyone! Stay warm & hit'em straight!
    9 points
  29. Good morning spies, Morning cuppa was delayed because I had get up early for bloodwork. Seeing if my diet and exercise changes have yielded positive results. I’ve lost 15 pounds, so that’s good. Then I kit the coffee shop for a latte and biscuit egg sandwich. Ive been enjoying the robust dialogue on the leaked bifurcation information. I’m now waiting for the governing bodies to formally issue a statement. Also reading more “reports” that Jon Rahm is jumping to LIV. But nothing from the man himself. Golf “off-season” this year is lit. As the kids say. I’m looking forward to new equipment leaks. Scotty adding to the Phantom lineup? Not that I need a new putter but not gonna lie, if I had the means, I’d probably collect putters. Wishing all a wonderful day!
    9 points
  30. Bwahaha. My favorite has been the pass around rookies temp car (pos first gen charger). Barely tear open a snack pack of bbq tuna, place under the flap, under the seat, next to the cdi box. When that floor vent kicks on... whoooo boy But as you can see, it made those dognuts extra sticky!!!
    9 points
  31. I had a package delivered yesterday that was "out for delivery" last Friday! Hope yours is on time!!
    9 points
  32. Good luck with the “smart” thermostat. My experience with “smart home devices” goes one of two ways. Either works flawlessly or it drives one bat crazy.
    8 points
  33. Surely it was a true excellent Texas Chili and not beef and bean soup,
    8 points
  34. Stop already with the modern ball stuff. There are MANY more factors out there driving increases in distance (pun intended). Let's look at DATA. While he now advocates a ball change, Jack Nicklaus averaged and ranked 10th in 1980 with 269 yards off the tee and between 264 and 269 from 1980-1985 (https://www.statmuse.com/pga/ask/jack-niklaus-driving-average-by-year). Davis Love III (https://www.statmuse.com/pga/ask/davis-love-iii-driving-distance-by-year) continued to play a persimmon drive through 1997 and averaged between 270 - 285 yards per season; between 1998 - 2010, after switching to modern equipment he averaged between 285 - 305 yards; we see a jump in his driving distance of >10 yards occur in 2001 BEFORE the "Advancements in Ball Innovation" highlighted on the chart below, and then again in 2003, which corresponds with the almost 10 yard jump in average Tour Player distance. Is this because he had advance access to ball innovation? Or are there other factors since he already saw an increase prior to the shift? Regardless, the USGA and R&As own chart marks 2002 as "The beginning of the end for wound balls" yet in 2001 he was hitting a wound ball >297 yards, on average. While still playing a persimmon driver and wound balls he was able to AVERAGE >285 yards. Between 1999 and 2012 John Daly routinely averaged OVER 300 yards. He was the first player to break the 300 yard average driving distance barrier, IN 1997. From 2000-2003 (while still using wound golf balls) he averaged OVER 300 yards; in 2003, 2005 and 2007 he exceeded 310 yards on average (https://swingcrafters.com/golf-swing-speed/). The Longest Recorded PGA Tour Drive occurred on September 25, 1974 during the U.S. National Seniors Open Championship at Desert Rose Resort, Las Vegas. 64-year old Mike Austin drove the ball on a 450 yard par-4 using a steel-shafted, 43.5-inch persimmon driver and balata ball. Potential 35 MPH tail wind and 2,000 ft altitude are considered factors, but the result has not been repeated on tour with modern equipment. The closest anyone has come to reaching Mike Austin's record distance during a PGA Tour event was Davis Love III's 476-yard drive at the 2004 Mercedes Championship (https://www.golflink.com/tour-golf/hit-longest-golf-drive-ever). According to the PGAs own data (https://digital-disp02-pd.usga.org/content/dam/usga/pdf/2023/2022-ADDR-Distance-Report-Final.pdf, pg 4/32) the biggest leap in distance off the tee occurred between 1994 - 2004; just under 30 yards in those 10-years (or ~3 yards/year); between 2004 and 2022 (18 years) the upward increase has been under 10 yards (~1.8 yards/year increase). Between 1980 and 1994 driving distance increased approximately 10 yards (<1 yard/year). All of this shows an overall gradual increase that mirrors other gains in other sports. In addition to this, the period of ball innovation shows an initial jump of <10 yards then relative stability over the next 4 years and continuing stability of ~1 yard of increase during the "Stability thru Regulation" period highlighted. But wait! There's more! In March 2022 the USGA and R&A released "a wide-ranging and detailed look at distance in the game of golf" providing a picture of how amateur performance has changed over the years (https://golf.com/instruction/driving/driving-distance-average-golfers-new-report/). The report shows that, despite access to the same (or very similar) equipment and fitting that the Pros have access to driving distance has stayed pretty stable: You CANNOT authoritatively claim that the "modern ball" is the force behind the distance increase with the presented Amateur data and the Pro distance data CANNOT be looked at in isolation from the Amateur data if we truly wish to make an objective case. The two results either correlate and corroborate the data, or they do not. in this case, they do NOT. The stability of Amateur driving distance with our access to the same advances in equipment as the Pros absolutely refutes the idea that The Ball, in isolation from other factors, was A. the reason DJ was able to hit a ball 300 yards with a persimmon driver; or B. that the average driving distance on Tour has increased over the years. There are a myriad of other factors at play including equipment, sport specific training, dedicated training and recuperation time and methods, resulting physical development etc. But hang on for a minute, there is more... "IBM collected distance information at 11 of 34 official events in 1967 -- a number it deemed statistically relevant --- and found that the top-10 players in distance drove it an average of 270.2 yards. That was 6.2 yards longer (2.3 percent) than the tour average. Nicklaus, at 276 yards, was 4.5 percent longer than the average (https://www.golfdigest.com/story/jack-actually-the-distance-adv)." So, in 1980, using persimmon heads and wound balls, before personal trainers, cross-fit, dedicated and personalized training regimens etc. were the norm, Pros were averaging 270 yards. 30 yards = ~ 12 MPH in swing/club head speed. Well, let's look at THAT. Measured swing speed increase 3 MPH from 2007 to 2023; that leaves from 1980 to 2007 (27 years of evolution) to develop 9 MPH. While I haven't been able to find 1980 - 2007 speed data a test conducted by MGS (https://mygolfspy.com/labs/mygolfspy-labs-persimmon-vs-your-titanium-driver/) in 2014 showed an average increase in head speed of 6.5 MPH when testers shifted from persimmon to metal woods; a 8.5 MPH in ball speed and an impressive 22-yard increase. If there was an increase among Amateur golfers of 6.5 MPH in equipment change, I submit that it is no huge leap to believe that Pros would see an increase of more than 6.5 MPH from that change alone. 6.5 (equipment) + 3 (2007 - 2023 cause unstated) = 9.5 MPH @ 2.6 yds/MPH = ~25 yards increase in distance; closing in on the Jack Nicklaus 1967 gap of 30 yards (could ball speed increase between wood and metal cover the 5 yard difference?). This author noted the difference in length and weight of the clubs and postulates, "In fact if the modern titanium clubs were of similar length and weight relative to the wooden club thus resulting in the same club speed the average tee shot would have traveled 202.8 yards – less than five yards longer!" https://swingcrafters.com/golf-swing-speed/ Let's add some perspective in other sports performance: In 2008, the first year MLB started tracking the speed of every pitch, the average fast ball was 91.9 MPH; the 2023 season average was 94.2 MPH. In 2008 42% of pitchers threw at 92 MPH; in 2023 82.2% of pitchers average 92 MPH (https://www.baseballamerica.com/stories/cooper-ever-climbing-velocity-pushes-hitters-to-the-brink/). Is the ball lighter, heavier, more aerodynamic? Is a pitcher wearing a glove or sleeve that reduces friction between their throwing hand/arm and air allowing increased hand speed? What does it take to increase pitch speed 3.3 MPH? In 1980 the world record marathon time was 2:09::01, in 2023 the record is 2:00::35 (an 8::34 increase). Do any of you understand what it takes to shave an entire minute off a 26 mile run??? Off-hand, as a recreational runner/triathlete, I'd offer that this is probably a 10 fold improvement over the 30-yard increase in golf ball carry. In the 2014 the PGA held its first long drive competition in 50 years on the 10th hole at Valhalla. Louis Oosthuizen’s 340-yard drive won the competition that year. Jack Nicklaus' drive during the 1963 event was 341-yards using a persimmon-headed driver and wound ball (https://ftw.usatoday.com/2014/08/jack-nicklaus-long-drive-pga-championship-louis-oosthuizen-bubba-watson). In a study performed by Robert Trent Jones, he measured every player's drive on the 18th hole during the third round of the 1953 U.S. Open at Oakmont Country Club (https://www.golfdigest.com/story/ben-hogan-sam-snead-driving-distance-peak-golf-digest-study). The results showed: 300+ yards: 1 drive 300-290 yards: 2 drives 270-260 yards: 19 drives 260-250 yards: 16 drives <250 yards: 10 drives Wait, a guy with a persimmon head and 1953 ball hit a drive over 300-yards? But I thought it was the new ball the allowed DJ to hit 300 with a persimmon wood. THE BOTTOM LINE is this, the majority of us can measure up to Tour distances and all this is going to do is cost the general player more $$$ because of the burden of research and change it is going to place on the industry. AND it will affect the general tournament player when trying to play local matches or area tournaments when trying to decide whether to play one "roll back" to stay consistent in case of tournament rules and therefore be penalized against those who are not so restricted, or play a "regular" ball in general and then try to shift to a "tournament" ball when playing those restrictive events. The entire subject and the new rule is a LOAD OF BOLLOCKS that will do nothing to improve the game for anyone, at any level; it will only serve to complicate the game more. But that is just my 2 cents.
    8 points
  35. Update from today's practice session. I had an opportunity to make a trade on my Paradym to a TD Paradym and I must say.... it's I hit a medium bucket this afternoon and was hitting the ball well. I was actually drawing the ball and getting higher elevation. I need to continue to work on my backswing more as my lead arm is bending some still. The TD is impressive!
    7 points
  36. last night really went through and started trying the heads up putting at the putting green and i must say the speed control is clearly better I'm still terrible at reading a green can struggle to hit my spots but i really cant wait to bring this to the course and hopefully see my 3 putt percentage go down
    7 points
  37. That's a mistake.
    7 points
  38. 2023 Titleist ===TEST=== Golf Ball Review INTRODUCTION: Peejer, 57 years old male, 8.4 handicap – been playing for 37 years. Strengths: Iron play Weakness: Driver distance off tee Lives in Highlands Ranch, Colorado (suburb of Denver) I took this ball to the course for real play and ran the numbers on my golf simulator. My testing methodology centered around comparisons to known balls. I compared this Test ball against the current Titleist ProV1 and the Titleist AVX. The numbers represented below are obviously MY swing. Speed, Approach, Clubface, etc. When hitting shots, I removed obviously bad strikes so it didn’t skew the data. FIRST IMPRESSIONS: 4 out of 5 I was excited to try out the new ball, I wanted to see if I could figure out what kind of ball it was. In previous years, I tested various versions of the Titleist ProV1 and Velocity. I could tell it was a urethane cover ball from the feel, pressing a finger nail into the cover, it had a soft feel to it. AESTHETICS: 4 out of 5 Not a fair judgement here, as the word TEST on the ball won’t be in the final product. What I did note was a ball that was free from defects, what I’ve come to expect from Titleist golf balls. PERFORMANCE: 3 out of 5 Driver: The ball had the best ball speed off the driver, but that didn’t really translate to the simulator data. Another reviewer commented that the bll performed very well in wind, which isn’t a factor I could replicate on the simulator, nor was it windy the days I took the ball out. The Test ball launched a little bit lower than the ProV1 and AVS balls. Spin on the Test ball is slightly less than the ProV1, but more than the current AVX ball. I’m not a big hitter, but the ball feels a little too soft off the driver. 7-iron: The ball speed was again the best against the ProV1 and AVX balls. It had significantly less spin of the 7-iron than the others, which also explains why it had more roll. For me personally, I like iron shots that has minimal roll-out after hitting the green. The ball definitely had a soft feeling off the irons. PW: Ball speed off the Test ball was 1 mph slower off the Pitching Wedge, a contrast to being the fastest with the Driver and 7-iron. Which also correlates to a little less distance, but it makes up for it with the roll-out being longer. That was surprising to me, as it launched higher, yet still had 1 yard/3 feet more roll than the ProV1/AVX balls. I prefer for my wedge shots to stop quickly. This ball didn’t do that for me. Here again, the ball felt softer than the ProV1 and almost indistinguishable against the AVX. PLAY IT OR TRADE IT: 3 out of 5 I don’t think this is the ball for my game. Could I play it? Sure, but I don’t see paying a premium price for it. I also had some wear on the cover of the ball, not bad – but more than the ProV1 and AVX balls. It was pretty apparent that Titleist made some changes to this ball from the AVX, but to be fair, I wouldn’t play/pay the AVX prices for it. I don’t think this ball suits my style of play. As stated in the introduction, I like a ball that stops quickly and the Test ball just didn’t do that for MY swing. Trade It. CONCLUSION It’s not for me, I typically play a Srixon Q-Star Tour Divide, which is considered a low-spin ball. But I can stop it on a dime, and give you nine cents change! I wasn’t able to do that with the Titleist Test ball. For that reason, it’s a pass for me and my game. Many thanks to Titleist and MyGolfSpy for this testing opportunity. I hope you gain some insight from my review and the data from the simulator. FINAL SCORE 14 out of 20: 70% score -- Peejer
    7 points
  39. Prayers for all of you @EasyPutter
    7 points
  40. The manufactures need to make a stand and just keep selling the balls they make now! Maybe Snell or Vice or both will just say, "If you want to keep playing the balls like you play now we are here for you." They would rocket to the top of ball sales! I am going to buy enough balls to play for the rest of my life and they can just kick rocks! I play this game for fun and rolling back distance in my senior years is like lining up to get kicked in the nuts for fun! Hello, if they roll back the ball 20% they effectively making the courses a tee box longer for everyone. So what happened to Tee it Forward? This will cause 5 1/2 hour rounds and that will cause lot's of golfers to quit and move to Pickleball! I can't run and play the sports of my youth. Golf is all I have left, they can't stand their success they are going to destroy the game with this idiousy. I am sick of these rules guys. I just had my old square grooved KZG irons refinished and regrooved and at my age I never plan to enter a USGA event so their opinion no longer matters. I will play divots as ground under repair and OB and all hazards as lateral with a single stroke penalty. I won't carry a handicap and will provide my average score to anyone that need to know really I think it is a far more honest way to represent playing ablity. I can afford to buy and play the gear I like and will from now on!!! The USDA and R&A have lost their way and need to be reset.
    7 points
  41. But maybe you hit on something which we can bank on in 6 years! I missed the putt, but it is because the ball is shorter! We will all have a new excuse to use!
    6 points
  42. Putting practice indoors today (its in the 30s): Started with setup with a PuttOUT mirror, followed by start line practice - Kenyon gate drill (20 in a row through a 5 cm gate set 11" in front of the ball) and the yard stick drill (5/11 off the end of a 36" yard stick).
    6 points
  43. Mine is my ball retriever...
    6 points
  44. I'm going to be doing almost all of my testing indoors and so far I have found the TEST ball to be incredibly soft to the point where every iron shot feels out the middle. I haven't done any driver testing yet but so far this is proving to be a very low spin ball with PW and 7i. Gonna also save the wedges for last since it seems that the durability might be an issue based off of the other testers feedback so far but we shall see.
    6 points
  45. Yeah the ruling bodies have long shown they don’t care about the game and it’s all about optics of pro golf they don’t like and want to rule over. The tours and the PGA of America telling them to buzz off with the MLR I’m sure had their heads exploding in disbelief. i expect PGA tour, DP World Tour and maybe even LIV along with several ball manufacturers to file lawsuits A previous study the USGA did for distance reduction showed that when there was an 8% reduction for high swing speeds it was a 7% for 80-90 swing speeds. We know that in a test of a ball using the proposed MLR specs it cost Keegan Bradley 30-40 yards. So with that it would be a significant decrease of potentially 20-30 yards for slower swing speeds. If we look at what the MLR wanted to achieve with the MLR of taking 350 yard drives to 335 for the elite males that puts 8-11 yards right into the range of distance loss for slower swing speeds.
    6 points
  46. Good Morning everyone! Oops! Just past noon! Back from my visit to the Ortho doc about my right knee. New X-rays taken and it's a little worse than two years ago, but they thought I could put off replacement until next November. The kneecap is bone-on-bone. It's stable side-to-side so I can get by with a neoprene brace, and if it flares up again, I can get a shot. No real sharp pain, just more of an ache now. Playing golf yesterday was OK, except I had a little trouble putting a tee in the ground and getting the ball out of the cup. Fortunately, my wife did that most of the time. @EasyPutter Safe travels and prayers going out to you and your family. Raining again today. I wish those guys in Seattle would stop sending their weather this way... I'm talking to you @No3PuttLaLa!! We have a tee time tomorrow!!
    6 points
  47. Just finished a SuperSpeed session. Left the new (to me) Ventus Black TR 6X shaft in the TSR3 for this particular session and hit a new single swing PR at 125mph. Previous best was 123mph. That was with the 7X shaft. Not sure if that couple mph difference is the shaft or simply continuing the speed training but I'll take that increase. Last 7 swings with actual driver 123, 125, 125, 124, 124, 124, 124. Still need to get to a sim to do the shaft side-by-side but today was fun.
    5 points
  48. I will be heading to the range this afternoon to work on the driver. I feel like my swing is starting to improve and I have actually seen a few draws which is a nice change of pace.
    5 points
  49. Going to close this up end of day today and we will look to announce our selected tester Friday!
    5 points
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