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  1. 5 points
    Didn't play well yesterday in our informal group - back was giving me some conniptions all week so was trying to be more gentle with my ball striking. However, I was still able to deliver on several holes which put us in the money $20./player. Oddly enough my back felt better after golf - maybe the issues worked there way out??
  2. 5 points
    I think I'd rather spend a few bucks for a waffle towel vs. the ambulance ride - but thanks for the heads up [emoji23] Sent from my iPad using MyGolfSpy
  3. 5 points
    84 (40/44) 6/14 fir 9/18 gir 35 putts Burned a lot of edges today and had some horrible wedge shots. Only converted one birdie and had 4 decent looks. Took a double after smashing a 4i punch into the tree instead of through the gap. Bounced back 25y and thru a chain link fence -- that's what I get for trying to be a hero. Triple on the last after I sprayed my driver into the trees. The 70s were gettable today but I just couldn't execute.
  4. 5 points
    Got in 18 at a new course for me, The Falls at Barber Creek. I tell you what, it was a gorgeous day on an even more gorgeous course. Unfortunately shot a 98, but felt like a played a lot better than the score indicated. I think I legitimately lipped out almost 10 putts (ended with 38). Had 43% FIR, 56% GIR (which are both above average for me), but 3 putted 4 times. Outside of shaky putting, my full shots felt as good as they ever have. Two Quads really ballooned the score. One was poor course management: Driver was great all day, so I went for it and put water in play, which ended in two balls in the drink. That being said, it could have been a lot worse than a snowman. The other a nagging pull hook rears its head with long irons off the tee. Brightest spot of the day was the 11th, 312 yd par 4. Cranked it and ended up rolling it up onto the green: Had a nice lag putt to get down for an easy knock-in for the only birdie of the day. Score wasn't great, but honestly with the weather and the beautiful course I'm not complaining at all!
  5. 4 points
    all over the place yesterday- 78 hacks around the course, thins, HUGE fats, pulls, low snap hooks off the tee. Unbelievably my short game kept me at just 2 over after 9, but you can only keep that going for so long. You know that way when you absolutely know what you are doing wrong, but just cant change it from the top of the swing? Tomorrow is another day and after a few youtube videos with drills to 'fix' my known issue, I will attempt to focus properly tomorrow. The game is no fun when you are trying a 'fix' on every shot
  6. 4 points
    - 43/40 = 83 (+11) - 5/15 FIR - 8/18 GIR (0 birdies) - 37 Putts (4 3-putts, 12 2-putts, 1 1-putt, 1 0-putt) - 2:45 Round Time One of those rounds where I honestly lost track of the score and was surprised once The Grint app added it all up. It was a very shaky day from 125 and in. Left approaches short of the green on several holes. Putting was not good. Irons were easily the best part of my game today, long irons especially, so that was today's saving grace. It's been a while since I was happy with my iron play after a round. Highlight of the round was hole No. 3, a 525-yard par 5. I smashed my drive 264 yards in the center of the fairway, and hit a great six iron 60 yards short of the green with a perfect view of the pin on the middle back upslope. Grabbed my 54 degree wedge, dropped the ball about 20 feet short of the pin, it took a big hop and the rolled up and in for eagle! Not my first eagle, but it was my first ever eagle from the fairway. Very awesome feeling.
  7. 4 points
    Allie and I finished second in our flight today at the First Tee 2-Person tournament, and she was the youngest person in our flight by about 20 years.
  8. 4 points
    And NOW Wedgie is awaiting trade offers for his stockpile of QBs Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  9. 3 points
    Argh!!!! [emoji31] Tied for first, but it went to scorecards so I finished 3rd!!! ONE. LESS. STROKE. Over 2 days and I win. Man!!!!!! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  10. 3 points
    85 (40/45), AGAIN! 38 putts. Worst putting day I’ve had in a couple years. Sad. Could’ve won my flight with an 81. Choked!!! Ugh. Hit the ball better, contact-wise, than yesterday, but could NOT putt. Number 10, on in 2, 15 feet for eagle.... THREE PUTTED. Finished 3rd in the first flight. Ugh. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  11. 3 points
  12. 3 points
    Minor rant but haven't touched a golf club in quite a while now....and doesn't look like I will for at least another 2 weeks
  13. 3 points
    Same with me. I struggle some with the 5 iron but love the shorter irons. The gap, pitching and 9 irons have worked well.
  14. 3 points
    45/43 for an 88 5/13 fairways 5/18 greens 34 putts I had two drives go out of bounds on 17 and 18 that really hurt my score. On 17 I hit an overcooked draw that found the trees and on 18 I hit a shot that I swore was just absolutely perfect, a fade that went down the right hand side of the fairway that should have kicked back left and had a chance to roll to the green. Three of my four longest drives have gone that way, but I couldn't find the ball and had to take a drop. The putter was on fire, this is my best round ever with the putter and for the round Arccos had my handicap with it at. 0.2. Sent from my SM-G955U using MyGolfSpy mobile app
  15. 3 points
    Allie and I played in 2-person scramble today, and it was my first really meh putting day since starting the PuttOut testing. I didn't make anything over a foot today, missing a couple inside six feet. Of course, Allie only gave me two chances inside 10 feet, because she made everything else we had, so I didn't get to putt much. I've never seen her make so many putts inside 10 feet.
  16. 3 points
    85 (40/45) in a tournament. I hit four fairways... That says it all. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  17. 3 points
    Of course we do have to remember that there are finally tuned your athletes with just those resources - of those only a few hundred make a good living playing golf. Even if 4 got to a plus 2 - a highly improbable scenario, he’s still not playing professional golf or competing in high level amateur events. @Kegger huge improvements there! Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  18. 3 points
    Definitely. Golf Channel article makes it sound like it was more debris from the strike that injured people rather than them being struck by the lightning itself. Scary stuff nonetheless. Sent from my Pixel 2 using MyGolfSpy mobile app
  19. 3 points
    Well that’s something we hadn’t discussed but it will be now. The schedule change moved this tournament into the heart of thunderstorm season the Southeast just as it has created some potential issues for preselected PGA venues in the Spring. Very sad and fortunate it wasn’t worse. Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  20. 2 points
    One of those days. I was solid off the tee but struggled with 100-115 yard shots. 39/48-87 with 3 bogeys on the front and 6 doubles on the back. C ourse we played today had some elevation changes which is odd for SE Virginia. Here is the tee shot from 16 and nope I didn't hit the green; tee shot was short and I ended up with........a double
  21. 2 points
    When it comes to PING many things come to mind, quality, engineering, performance and irons are among the first things most people will think of. And with the release earlier this year of the G410 irons, PING has hit on each one of those characteristics. Following the huge success of the G400 irons, PING has hit a home run with the striking black and red colors of this iron, as well as a being a bit more streamlined in all the right places. PING has achieved the rare feat of providing an iron that has a profile appealing to even the most discerning of golfers, but yet still offering the forgiveness and help that higher handicaps look for. We are looking for three forum members to join staff member Golfspy_Stroker in testing, reviewing and keeping a set of these G410's built to their custom specs. Testing will require a nearly two month commitment of putting the irons in play on the course, at the range and providing ongoing commentary in the forum thorough out the process. As an extra bonus to the irons, the selected testers will have the option to choose Golf Pride Tour Velvet grips equipped with Arccos. The clubs will come with a 99 day free trial to arccos. After that the tester would be responsible for paying for the subscription in order to continue it. It will be a great way to add data to your review. PING has opened this testing to all golfers regardless of country of residence. All you have to do to be eligible for the testing is follow the below instructions. In a post in this thread please provide the following information...AND DO NOT QUOTE this post when replying! First Name/State or Country of residence Handicap Current irons in Play The carry distance of the your 7 iron That's it. Good luck to everybody We'll be selecting the testers within the next 10 to 14 days, so check back to see if you've been selected!
  22. 2 points
    LOVE IT! That's honestly exactly what he has needed - his swagger. I saw him interviewed in preparation for the Open Championship where he was talking about setting the course record of 61 at Royal Port Rush as a 16 year old and he made the comment "I wish I had the confidence I did then" - what a statement. I just love seeing a player - any player - play to their potential. Rory is too good to feel anything other than swagger.
  23. 2 points
    Lookin like this is Rory’s to lose. His “swagger” is back big time. Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  24. 2 points
    Gosh no kidding. Just blasting it out there. I have no idea how Xander and Brooks are still within 1 to be honest.
  25. 2 points
    Hope that lost ball isn’t the deciding factor for BK.
  26. 2 points
    I’m a one stop shop for QBs guys. Who needs Luck when Mahomes is right here with the right offer? Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  27. 2 points
    Would make rory only the second multiple fedex cup champ
  28. 2 points
    Great request! I'll have 3 reasons for you later today as I'm out and about with the wife and kiddos. I definitely want to provide a well thought out and typed response. Stay tuned! Thanks
  29. 2 points
    I’ll watch a bit. Haven’t had a chance to enjoy watching golf since round 4 of The Open. Just think... pretty soon we will be talking about The Masters.
  30. 2 points
    That's a fact - great ball striker who is not afraid to go low. I'm finally engaged
  31. 2 points
    Me too! Should be great golf!
  32. 2 points
    Final round Brooks vs Rory!! I hope they both play well, I like them both. Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  33. 2 points
    A win would be a big boost for Rory in that scenario - would be great to see him back dominant.
  34. 2 points
    Spent yesterday at the 150th Travers in Saratoga. And today, Ernie and I had some coffee watching the horses warmup at the track.
  35. 2 points
    Playing later in the day with a 30 player field in late August in the southeastern US to accommodate TV! What could go wrong? Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  36. 2 points
    My wife joined me for today's round, and we had a blast! I had her drive the cart and showed her how to use the rangefinder so she could help with yardages. She also took some time to take some pictures, as she's an artist and saw some places she could use as reference for backgrounds. Since the course was not too busy, I asked her to come up to the green and gave her an impromptu lesson on putting. Her aim was good, but her distance control was a bit off. I tied a personal best, shooting an 88. I apologize to anyone who saw on Twitter I shot an 89, going back through the round I saw a drive on 15 that said it went 42 yards and a lob wedge that traveled 192. Arccos picked up me searching for golf balls while we were waiting for a foursome to finish the hole. Today was the best ball striking round I've had with the Atomics since I've been gaming them. With the exception of a couple of draws I hit into trees on a couple of par 3's, these irons were point and shoot. I'm especially impressed with the shorter irons, as I hit a couple of shots with the AW that were dead on the flag. I hit shots on 14 and 15 that I thought had a chance to go in. The main thing that hurt my scoring today was back-to-back drives on the last two holes that went OB and cozy me some strokes, but the Atomics were dead on. Sent from my SM-G955U using MyGolfSpy mobile app
  37. 2 points
    Kinda like Rev and others have said just depends. For me I am still gaming my Homna over my 915 D-2. I hit a cut by design and the Homna does not have as bad of sidespin for me as the 915. We have proved that on the launch monitor. Now with the Homna if I do catch it in the toe some I can get a wicked rolling hook but that is rare for me. On the other hand if I catch the 915 in the toe it goes pretty straight and rolls like a freight train. But a toe hit hook is rare for me. Now I will add both of those drivers have off the shelf shafts but both have been tuned frequency wise and the heads have been tuned weight wise and placement wise. I have put the Homna against some of the newer drivers on the machine at PGASS. those new drivers did have stock shafts. Of course the one guy at PGASS figured out my driver had been tweaked and tuned some. Played with a guy today that is a club tinkerer himself. He had an older Cally X-1. He had a couple shafts he was experimenting with. I do remember the one shaft was a Project x and I can not recall what the other one was but he hit it well. now that Cally X-1 is about a 3 year old head but he was bombing it out there in the fairway straight around 280 290 or so. Like I told him that X-1 head IMHO is one of the best heads Cally made. I have messed with that head some and liked it. Was actually going to buy a used demo one from my course but got to messing with the 915 and then the Homna. But like I say different strokes for different folks
  38. 2 points
    D7s impressed today. I didn't have my best swing today and still managed to have good day. As much as these are a SGI iron, you can in fact shape a shot with them if you need to. Really struggling right now with the 4 and 5 iron. But the wedge has been a surprise and has been useful around the green.
  39. 2 points
    Day 1 of our match play tournament and these irons are surprising me. My distances are all steady once I get comfortable. So far I'm loving the 7 thru A wedge. The control I've got with these irons is something I'm not used to on a regular basis. The 4-6 irons are still in a courtin phase with me. The grips I swapped with are doing well also for a not big name grip. Side note. Last week's round. I birdied the par 4, 2nd hole from 103 yds with the A wedge [emoji106] Tomorrow we'll be playing the second half of the tournament at one of my favorite courses. Hopefully the rain doesn't hurt us. Keep ya posted on how the courtin goes [emoji106][emoji107] Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  40. 2 points
    Pearl Country Club. 89 (44/45), 21% FIR, 33% GIR and 35 putts including four 3 putts. I had two birdies on the front, but they were negated by my erratic play. Gotta take the bad with the good, so I’m staying focused!
  41. 2 points
    Mediocre ball striking, mediocre results. 84.
  42. 2 points
    I just got back from my long game fitting.. I know I teased a longer update after going through the fitting, but I'm going to have to split the update. I got baseline numbers from my current 5i, 5w, and 3w, but after going through the hybrid portion of the fitting, I was getting tired and my numbers were starting to drastically drop and my swing was getting inconsistent. I went ahead and ordered a hybrid, and am going to resume the fairway wood portion of the fitting when I pick up the new club! Hopefully I will be able to get some Driver numbers at that time also. But to give you a general idea of how my swing speed numbers have progressed, I compared my Trackman numbers from today with the Trackman numbers from my previous Driver and Iron fittings (Driver and Irons were fitted in 2018 at the same location). This won't be a perfect apples to apples comparison since I did not hit driver today and the only iron I hit was my 5i, whereas I was fit previously using a 6i, but I think you'll still get the point... In 2018, my fitted driver had an average swing speed of 91.3. A month later, my fitted 6i swing speed measured in at 83.3 mph. Today, my current 3w had an average speed of 98.7 mph, and my current 5i had an average speed of 91.0 mph! A disclaimer to the above, after going through the SuperSpeed program and gaining swing speed, but not distance, I started looking towards lessons. At the end of April, I started going to a local teaching professional and have taken a total of 3 lessons. It took taking the lessons before I started seeing distance gains. So while I do think some of my swing speed gains can be attributed to the lessons (my club path has gotten drastically better), I still believe that the majority of this increase came from learning how to swing faster!
  43. 2 points
    Hard to hit long irons from the trees. Good luck! MDGolfHacker
  44. 2 points
    Thanks for the compliments! The Cleveland RTX 4 wedges inspire a level of confidence I've never really had with the other wedges I've owned throughout the years. From my first chip, I knew these wedges were going to do what Cleveland said they would do! I no longer fear those greenside chips or the wedge approach shots; in fact, those shots are now offensive scoring weapons for me . MDGolfHacker
  45. 2 points
    This all day. I’ve been using the Club Glove pocket towel for years and it is perfect!
  46. 2 points
    When we left CT years ago I left my very used generator with one of my daughters and son-in-laws. They used it this week. Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  47. 2 points
    Bacon Boys 9, Yea!! 7:00am Tee Time, our 4 groups had first 4 Tee Times. This 9 holes is new and not connected to Cart Path system yet (see bridge in Random Thd) so we have to take our cars, PIA. I looked over and 2 guys were heading out B4 us and they were walking. Saw this B4 @ this course, these 2 guys are friends with Starter and they are SLOW. I told Starter NFW our group is first, Starter tried to give me some bull but I was not having any of it and the other guys were getting into the show. Starter relented and our groups took our place in front of these 2 privileged clowns. One of them is a smart a_ _ and figured he was going to get away with this again but I wasn’t having any of it. Guess I can be cranky old fart sometimes. BTW actually played pretty good, no shoulder problem so that’s all good! I Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  48. 2 points
    Love the thread but I would answer no - All drivers produced by OEMs are of reasonably good quality - I agree with that premise - but certainly not the same. Each one has its theory as to how to get to max performance which means that certain heads will work better for certain swing types. With all due respect to some of our respondents it's most certainly not all about the shaft. It's all about the entire fit and as others have accurately stated a shaft/head combo from a certain OEM for a certain player will not necessarily mean that the same shaft is ideal in the next head for that same player - You just need to be fit to get maximized. In regards to it being all about irons at this time of year here that's because they are what are being released and tested at this point. Drivers came out at the end of last season, the beginning of this one. In fact MGS called this the year of the driver early on and from everything our Most Wanted Testers have said and I've seen I have little doubt that they were right. This was one of those year's when most OEM's offered heads that increased launch and reduced spin - the prescription for more distance. If anything you could argue that it is irons that change the least - the advent of Player's Distance Irons over the last few years has been intriguing but other than that there really has been very little new to look at over the past 10 years or so. Granted there has been a move this year by some OEM's to make their GI irons a bit more compact and visually appealing. But I'm not quite sure how successful they've been. At least for me I found that I hit my G30 irons much better than the G410.
  49. 2 points
    Hi all I'm Matt from Mechanicsville, VA (Richmond area). I have been golfing since I was 13, so just over 23 years now. I haven't had a handicap in the past 2 years but previous to that I was a 10-12. I typically shoot in the low 90's and hoping to get back down to the mid 80's. I love that golf brings people together. I love that no matter how good or how bad you are, you can go out and have fun with friends. I also love that it's the only sport that you compete against yourself. I have been a lurker for a couple years, and decided to jump in and possibly meet some new golf buddies since I only have a couple here in the Richmond area, and to hopefully get my game back going to where I want it with tips etc. I do not know any other spies as of yet. I'm from Mechanicsville, VA near Richmond. I don't have a home course I play all over the place from VA Beach out to Charlottesville, and up towards Fredericksburg. The best thing is that it's affordable at most places. The worst thing is there aren't enough courses close enough. Have to drive a half hour to play a decent course, and that I can't play year round. I work for the IRS. I'm in IT though, so don't hate me. I hate taxes like you and think taxation is theft. My last name is Alt, first name is Matt, and in High School an old science teacher called me Alternator, and others started calling me Maltenator (minus the r) and it stuck, so I use it for a lot of things.
  50. 1 point
    Hi all, Looking forward to using the site a bit more, rather than just lurking! From the UK, raised in Scotland, living in Oxford. How long have you been playing golf? What’s your handicap or normal score? I've been playing since I was young, but have only recently starting taking it a bit more seriously. What do you love about golf? Pretty much everything, from watching, to playing, to being outdoors. Mainly that it's a constant quest for improvement and pretty much impossible to master. What brings you to MyGolfSpy? Do you already know any other Spies? Instagram - one of the better accounts. Where are you from? What is your home course? I'm Scottish but now live in Oxford. My home course is Frilford Heath, also a member as Royal Cinque Ports. My home courses when growing up were East Kilbride and Kingussie. What are the best and worst things about golf in your region? Best - reasonably good weather all year round. Worst - a (very) slow playing senior section. What do you do for a living? Neurosurgery resident. How’d you pick your user name? It's my name. Here's a couple of golfing trip photos for intro purposes - St A's (including a horrendous overswing ), Kingsbarns and Loch Lomond


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