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    MFW I look back at my trade with @bardle that was (essentially) Ekeler for Waller and now he’s in the conference final thanks in part to Ekeler‘s stardom
  2. 2 points
    My son learned today that he made Junior Districts in percussion. Not only did he make it, he's 2nd chair as an 8th grader. That's a huge accomplishment for him! I'm very proud
  3. 2 points
    PS. Here’s the circus bracket. No pick ‘‘em planned
  4. 2 points
    @ncwoz I think you've highlighted one of my own biggest findings with the EVNROLL putter. My miss hits still get close to the hole. I do not have a ton of data, as I have only recently started tracking putts, but I have cut down on my number of 3+ putts per round. I think much of it has to do with knocking those first putts close, even when they hit slightly off the toe. I think the image on the EVNROLL page highlights the wrong aspect. Take a look: Notice how they show a measurement for misses left and right of centerline when hit off the toe or heel. Those putts are off only 8". What I have experienced is my grouping of putts all falling at a similar distance. The image showing all putts within 12" of each other fore and aft is the bigger win in my opinion. Left to right you save 8", but fore and aft you save 1-2ft. Feels about right.
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    Hello all, New member here (of course) been watching MGS for a while and routinely lurk the forums for any equipment recommendations. Alright the answers to introductory questions.... I am a old(er) baseball player who converted to golf my junior year of college and can't put the clubs down. I currently carry a 5 handicap. I love how golf is an internal battle with yourself on every shot, overcoming self doubt and as Arnold said "swing your swing." I am not sure if I know of any other MGS members or not, unfortunately. I am from upper East TN and my home course is Link Hills Country Club. Best part about golf around here is it is pretty much year around. Yes it does get cold for a few weeks but even then you can usually find a track to go play. When you see my username you see what I do for a living, I am a Physical Therapist. How did I pick my username, easy...my truck and my profession. Hope to hear from ya'll and keep up the good work MGS.
  6. 2 points
    I can see us hitting the 'Stone a couple more times this season Matt. Doubt I'll be able to get down to Florida in March, but will be St. Pete in early May - hope to hook up with @fozcycle and @revkev then. Doing a year end miles grab next weekend - flying to LA and then driving to Palm Springs for rounds at Mission Hills and Indian Wells. The wife and I are doing a west coast trip next April - she's never seen the Pacific Ocean - but it would be unwise to bring the clubs on that trip
  7. 2 points
    BUMP! My official review is up for those interested. Here you go: Now that the review is up and running, I'll be more open about my experience with the Cleveland Frontline Elevado. Fire away with any questions you might have.
  8. 2 points
    2019 for me personally was good, not great. I mid year change of jobs kind of put a damper on some golf and personal life. Luckily I found a great job that I love with a lot less stress. So for that I am thankful. 2020 I plan to get in more rounds with my wife and Father in law ( he makes me drink beer and Golf.. Man I love him.. LOL), at 82 not sure how much longer he'll be able to play, Daughter is at the age where we are more a pain than a blessing.. Granddaughter has said she would like more golf so that is a huge positive. With my bag staying the same ( unless it doesn't ) I should be good to go for some more great rounds.. Shot in the 80's most of the year with only a couple in the low to mid 90's ( too much beer).. My goal for 2020 is not to go over 89, and break into the 70's again. How am I going to do that you ask? Play par 3 courses... Nah, focus on my contact. when I'm having a bad round or hole I tend to get a little free and hit fat shot. that is how I head into 2020..
  9. 1 point
    Anyone have any experience with these? The txg review has peaked my interest? I currently play P790/P770 combo set! Looking for comparison or reviews or any type of feedback? Thanks!
  10. 1 point
    As 2019 draws to a close let us pause for a moment to reflect on our golfing year and state our goals for 2020. 2019 for me was a year of tremendous personal and professional change. In the midst of all the turmoil Golf was my escape as well as my stabilizing force through these challenges. As the load became heavier Golf allowed me to breath again, recharge my batteries and Soldier on. My golf in 2020 is simply to be more engaging with those who enter my 12 square feet. I play a lot of 9 hole single dude rounds. I also play a lot of “walk on” rounds with folks I’ve never met before. My golf goal for 2020 is to have a positive effect on those who I’m fortunate to meet and engage for 3 hours of my life. After all life really is more about heartbeats than head counts. What say you? Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  11. 1 point
    We'll see, I sat at a table today next to a pro from a local muni. When they have men's league days, those scores will be posted, and the PCC could come into effect. I don't know how many scores get posted from casual play, but it wouldn't surprise me to find a lot more than 8 posted for many days of the year. One thing not mentioned, this evaluates ALL scores posted for that course, including by non-members. Many public-course players will have a home course, but play a big variety of nearby tracks. If I go to California and play a public course there, my score will be included in the PCC evaluation at that course, and my score will be revised based on the PCC. Same if I go to Scotland, those scores will be included in the PCC evaluation as long as I enter them within the right time frame.
  12. 1 point
    Back from the Handicap Seminar, so I'll update things a little. The one question asked in this thread concerned the PCC(Playing Conditions Calculation). At the seminar it was confirmed that it will be based on scores posted for that day of play at that golf course, by players whose Handicap Index is 36 or lower. It will only be based on scores posted before midnight, local time, so if you wait a day or two, your score won't influence the PCC. The PCC will apply to all scores posted for that day, including for players with >36 indices, and scores entered after the initial day. They expect it to apply maybe 10% to 15% of the time. The PCC will always be a while number, from -1 (for "easy" days) to +3 for the toughest conditions. A minimum of 8 scores must be entered within the reporting period to even trigger the PCC. When you look at your record on GHIN, there will be an indication that the PCC was applied to a score. For those whose local associations use GHIN, the system will be down from January 1 to Jan 5. On Jan 6, your new Handicap Index will be based on the new calculation method, but none of the "controls" will apply. By controls I mean the soft and hard cap on upward movement, or corrections for exceptional scores. I can't say I was surprised by anything I heard.
  13. 1 point
    I bought a G700 4i head from kijiji locally (Canadian craigslist) and a shaft pull from ebay since it is very close in construction to the crossover while being significantly cheaper. I use it as a driving iron or for low punches out of trouble. It has been a great fairway finder (72% FIR) at 200-220 yards, the power spec would have been a great find in retrospect... It is very easy to hit 100-160 yard bullets with partial swings out of the woods . The is so large I am not a big fan of hitting it off the fairway and the loft makes it poorly suited out of the rough. So i find it less flexible than my 17* hybrid which travels the same distance or up to 10 yards further with a higher trajectory. The G700 4i is similar in distance to the G410 4i currently in the bag and my old Cobra s3 4i off the tee. I usually default to the G700 for the added forgiveness and it plays 1" shorter with a standard length 5 iron AWT 2.0 shaft (my set is +0.5"), it is left biased due to the offset and I feel the blade length contributes to this as well. If you look at the MGS most wanted guides you will see the crossover launches significantly higher than the rest of the driving irons it was compared to and much more similar to hybrids. At the top of the bag you need to give consideration to the type of shots you need to hit and conditions (wind/lies/course layout) similar to your wedges as opposed to focusing solely on gapping like irons. I am currently leaning towards a 17* 5W, 20* G700 "driving iron", and keeping the 17* hybrid while removing the G410 4i. There is some overlap in distances but each club actually gaps about 10 yards in practice and fly on very different trajectories with applications in different lies. The "crossover" moniker is the ping equivalent of a utility or driving iron.
  14. 1 point
    There's only a few interesting games this coming Sunday with playoff implications impacting the winner and loser of each game... Texans at Titans (-3). (1:00 PM EST on CBS) Essentially a pick 'em, as Vegas always gives the home team 3 points. Titans are 7-5 against the spread (ATS) this year. Texans are 6-7. Both teams are 3-2 ATS away/home respectively. There is heavy action on the over as it started at 47.5 points and is up to 50 points, which indicates bettors are assuming an offensive shootout. For my money I'll take the points and go with the Texans to cover this one, and win straight up. DeShaun Watson should be able to out quarterback former Miami Dolphins cast off, Ryan Tannehill and give the Texans the road win. Bills @ Steelers (-2). (8:20 PM EST on NBC) Both of these coaches have done a tremendous job this year, especially Mike Tomlin of the Steelers, as he's had to piece together multiple quaterbacks to fill in for injured Ben Roethlisberger. Bills are 5-0 ATS on the road this year. Based on that I'll take the points and see the Bills winning this one outright, and continue to breathe down the necks of the Patriots for the AFC East division title. Could this be the year someone breaks New England's stranglehold on that division? The rest of the games on the schedule this week smell like dead fish.
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    My 2019 for golf was an uneventful one. Being hurt all year really put a damper on wanting to play or practice much. Did get to play with @MattF and @MaxEntropy which i always enjoy though. Now that I feel that I’m fully healed I’m ready to make my Tiger like come back. Planning on being in the gym to get stronger, practice much more this offseason and might even change the bag up a bit.
  17. 1 point
    Played much better with the G410 driver this morning, increased angle .6 degrees. Last outing with G410 irons B4 finishing up Ping review. Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  18. 1 point
    What are you guys expecting from this year's matchup at Royal Melbourne? This chart was posted this morning on Twitter, and it's the kind of nerdy data that I just love about golf: [Source: https://twitter.com/LouStagner/status/1198753289858420742] Statistically, in terms of Strokes Gained, the USA has an enormous advantage. The weakest American in Strokes Gained (Gary Woodland) would be the fourth-ranked player on the International squad. But the head-to-head matchups are slightly less lopsided: four Americans have losing matchup records against the Int team (Reed, Woodland, Finau, and DeChambeau); four Internationals have overall winning records against the Americans (Matsuyama, Day, Oosthuizen, and Scott).
  19. 1 point
    There is judgment in everything in life. There are also consequences for our behavior and actions. And if you really want to go there, you judged someone with your statement above, even with the words you didn't say. Judgment is a part of life. Just because it's a taboo word in the general public doesn't mean it doesn't exist. Not that I want to make this political in any way, but there is a certain segment of our culture who lives on social media and goes around finding ways to destroy people's lives simply by opposing their worldview choices. Twitter, Facebook and Instagram have become the de facto social police, and people are losing jobs (and committing suicide) simply because of actions or opinions that in the past would have never raised an eyebrow. But a certain younger "woke" generation thinks it's ok to destroy people's lives, simply because someone doesn't agree with their point of view. For what it's worth, nothing I said above is news, or not already known. If you want to defend Reed for being a total ass in public and cheating in golf, that's your prerogative. I just see a young man with a lot of talent to play a game that in the past has demanded integrity and calling penalties on yourself, instead of being forced to have them called out to you, when you truly know you broke the rules. It's a pattern of behavior that has followed Patrick Reed everywhere he's gone. So it's not like this is a one off mistake that has never happened in the past. He's habitual with this. And I find it truly sad that this young man has disowned his own family. What exactly did his parents do that was so unforgivable? And since Reed won't speak about it publicly I guess we'll never know. Truly sad though, and I don't believe this will end well when all is said and done with Reed in life. There's more to this story that is yet to be written, and not in a positive way. I almost pity him in a way, if he didn't seem to intentionally self-destruct so much.
  20. 1 point
    So glad none of us gets judged on our past decisions and who we were when we were younger.
  21. 1 point
    I am still shocked that Reed was picked for the President's Cup team. Even well before this incident, his behavior (and poor play) at the Ryder Cup seemed to have sent a public perception of a player no one wants to be around, or would want to play with. I realize that I only get information from the media and whatever transpires on TV, but the negative vibes Reed generated after Ryder Cup had me thinking he'd never be on another USA team unless he earned his way on. But to see Tiger pick him really shocked me. This whole incident at the Hero only reinforces what pretty much everyone has ever said about Reed since forever. He has no relationship with any of his college teammates. He's disowned his own family. He's a loner and does things his own selfish way. I just don't understand how anyone can give this guy the benefit of the doubt with anything, as his reputation and past behavior speak for themselves; at least I think so anyway.
  22. 1 point
    Time for the news feeds to get over it - that's all I see from all of them this morning.. I do like Reed but he F'ed Up. It's done, penalty imposed which cost Reed lots of cash in the end, not to mention good will around his name. Wish those news jockeys would start focusing on the President's Cup.
  23. 1 point
    To add clarity, (I hope), one of the areas you are not allowed to alter is "The area of the player’s intended swing,". Reed claims that the lump of sand that he moved was far enough back that it didn't matter to his swing, but a normal swing wouldn't have missed it by even a full inch. Its clearly in the area of his intended swing.
  24. 1 point
    Gotcha. I thought that’s what it was, but wanted to make sure.
  25. 1 point
    Very common in Florida are waste areas or waste bunkers which are not prepared and maintained as bunkers that are considered a hazard. The area Reed is in is a waste area. It is treated the same as any other general area of the course and practice swings are allowed, just like on grass. Just like anywhere else, you can't improve your lie.
  26. 1 point
    Looks Like Michelle Wie will finally go to the masters.Time will tell but I think this could be a decent move. https://www.golfdigest.com/story/michelle-wie-trevor-immelman-joining-cbs-sports-as-network-continues-golf-overhaul
  27. 1 point
    This past year I have been working to improve my short game and Iron play. My iron play has improved to 6 out of 10 my short game still is weak. So next year I will be working to improve that. Plus as I will be a young 78 next year my only real goal will be to shoot my age. So by improving my short game I should have a decent chance to reach that goal. Plus the most important goal is to just make sure I enjoy playing the game and don't make it seem like work.
  28. 1 point
    It’s a cop out, because instead of taking responsibility, he blamed his infraction on something else, and not himself. Therefore, he’s saying it wasn’t his fault and we should blame the cameramen, not him.
  29. 1 point
    He owned it because he knew he was caught on camera. Pretty slick move to be honest. Someone should tell him he has enough raw talent and doesn’t need to do this silly stuff.
  30. 1 point
    Makes you wonder if he “actually” won Rickie’s Masters...?
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  32. 1 point
    This seems to me like a cop out and refusal to accept any responsibility for his action. Intent or not, he improved the lie, and in a game of honor, the proper thing is to say, while not intentional, I understand I improved my lie, and therefore should be penalized. I mean, you know you’re gonna get penalized anyway, why not save face and act like it wasn’t intentional? Good.
  33. 1 point
    PR moniker update: Captain Assh.... errr... Asterisk... I intended to say Captain Asterisk... it's the camera angle
  34. 1 point
    I mean if he gets away with it again and again, he looks like a (cheating in my opinion) genius that knows how to tip toe the line. But he clearly improved his lie, and there is no way the rules officials should let that slide for anyone.
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    Funny you should mention this. I was having some problems with G410 driver (height/distance) and took out F8 driver and grit was good distance 10 yards more. Dunno what’s going on. Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  36. 1 point
    As I understand it based on new rules you can ground your club but not improve the lie. Is my understanding correct? Sent from my iPad using MyGolfSpy
  37. 1 point
    USGA 8-1a. (4) player may not remove or press down sand or loose soil to improve any of the conditions affecting their stroke. Intent does not factor in this scenario.
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  39. 1 point
    Completely, He should be DQ'd...
  40. 1 point
    My kids are in late middle and early high school. They don't want dear old dad around as much anymore. Especially my oldest, who is fiercely independent. Plus, they are off doing their own things. My youngest played a lot of afternoon rounds with me after school/work. After years of trying various things, my wife has found a hobby that she loves in photography. She often tags along with me and my daughter to snap nature shots. All in all, 2019 has been a personal success in terms of golf and quality of life. I don't imagine I will change very much in 2020. I think my family and I have found a recipe for happiness that we will ride until circumstances change. Which, as I think about it, may be any moment now given we are engulfed with two teenage girls!
  41. 1 point
    honestly, I do. I am not that interested in just eye candy. There is plenty of that other places. I want quality golf related content. I am not sure yet if Wie can provide that. But, I am willing to give her a shot. Holly is too concerned with being an instagram model these days. Paige... don;t even get me started.
  42. 1 point
    "Adding Wei - the "biggest name in the announcement?". Have they never read or heard of Love's career? 15 PGA wins including one major - Hall of Fame, etc. 16 other non PGA professional wins. Michelle Wei - 5 LPGA wins including one major. Period! That's it.
  43. 1 point
    Good for Poulter... I wish this would happen more often rather than less.... FURTHERMORE, it would be nice if the PGA policed it themselves and had people removed rather than having the players have to request it. There is NO ROOM in the game for this pathetic and childish behavior. https://www.golfdigest.com/story/ian-poulter-has-confrontation-ejects-fan-after-screaming-get-in-the-bunker-at-wgc-fedex-st-jude Ian Poulter turned in a four-under 66 on Thursday, four shots off Jon Rahm's lead at the WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational. Unfortunately that performance was overshadowed by a confrontation with a fan on the final hole at TPC Southwind. “It is a shame, I hope we can control it more going forward and it gets stamped out, because it is not needed in the game of golf," Poulter said of the incident. The problem began when Poutler, just off the 18th fairway, struck his approach shot. As the ball was in the air, according to Poulter, a fan yelled, "Get in the bunker!" Poulter, 43, immediately shot back, "Really, you deserve to be here do you?" Poulter then motioned to security to remove the fan in question from the course.
  44. 1 point
    Nope not just you. Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  45. 1 point
    Before I get to the meat of this review, let me give a background on myself both personal and golfer... My name is Shane and I live and tee it up in the 'burbs north of Houston, TX. I was born and raised in Waco, but I’ve spent the last 15 years in the Houston area. I’m a lefty that played for a competitive JUCO program about twenty years ago, but I really started to enjoy this game after graduating from Baylor University. My love of the game continues to grow as I now have two boys under two at the house and my priorities are shifting constantly. Being a loving husband and father will always be #1a and #1b in my life, but golf is #2. I’m a scratch golfer with my strength being my mental approach to the game. I don’t get pissed on the course anymore nor do I find the need to helicopter an ill-performing iron deep into the woods. I only get to play about twice a month so I better enjoy my time on the course because it’s back to changing diapers when I get home. WITB: As I started to type out my WITB (as seen in my signature), I noticed MGS really is my ‘dealer’ and Adam and Co. have a drug I can’t refuse…that drug being data…which is so much better than gold medals, random rankings, or YouTube reviews by a single golfer. My driver, 3W, irons, wedges, glove, and now golf ball (based on personal preference) all finished in the top 3 of their respective ‘Most Wanted’ tests. My current putter did finish 9th in the 2017 mallet test, however, it did beat out the 2017 most wanted mallet, the Evnroll ER7, and the Envroll ER5 in my own testing. I chose the ER6 due to the ability to change the head weight, something I wish was more readily available in the Evnroll lineup. Oh, and I just purchased the 2019 Most Wanted GPS Watch to replace my aging SkyCaddie Linx GT system. As my wife would say in regards to MGS enticing me to yet another golf purchase: Who the hell is MyGolfSpy and why do you need a golf watch?! Why don’t you spend that money on your son’s birthday party?!? Wow, what a gift?!! Putting background: My most recent SAM PuttLab Report showed my stroke to be boring and robotic with very little rotation or arc to it. My stroke is a very straight back, straight through stroke with 1.0* of face closing at impact, a slight loop (straight back then loop inside) that strikes the ball with a slightly closed face with most of my ball strikes at the center of the face or slightly out on the toe. The final crushing blow to my putting ego was the putter recommendation: The Bettinardi Queen Bee 6 with a double bend shaft. Yes, the ‘brick on a stick’ putter. The most minimally engineered putter head out there. And to top it off, the double bend shaft…la-dee-freaking-dah. The fitter did say that if he had to put a number on my ER6, he would give it about a 95% compatibility rating which is good enough for me. Here’s a video representation of my stroke: On the course, I find my strengths to be in distance control while my weaknesses tend to be under-reading the break and getting a little quick with the stroke at times, thus pushing the putts left of intended target line. Day of Arrival: I received this putter on a typical 95* day in October here in Southern Texas, but it wasn’t the heat that caused a momentary increase in blood pressure…it was the label on the box that showed the contents to be a right-handed utility club. A what?!? As a lefty, I’ve had my few instances where I received a right-handed club and the cold, hard reality of waiting another two weeks to receive the correct club quickly set in. Yes, very first world problems indeed. Thankfully it was a mislabeled box and my Cleveland Frontline Elevado in 35” was finally in my hands. It was time to get to work. Don't mind me sitting on my front porch, Mr. FedEx...you just come lay that beautiful package at my doorstep. My wife wanted this putter off the front porch ASAP due to it clashing with our fall decor. Uh, say no more woman, I got you covered. THIS is the label that caused my heart to drop into my gut. Looks (10 out of 10 points): You get a Lamkin Sinkfit midsize pistol grip at 120g. A glossy black shaft that feeds nicely into a matte black putter head weighing 370g in a classic winged blade design that frames the ball perfectly at address. Simple white top line alignment. Lower profile as a result of the 2135 technology. Speed Optimized Face Technology (SOFT) forged aluminum face insert that, according to Cleveland, adds speed on off-center strikes so there won’t be any distance lost on 6 ft putts. Also, Tungsten Forward Weighting which puts the center of gravity positioned closer to the face for better stability through impact resulting in straighter, more accurate putts. Overall the putter checks every box that I look for in a putter. Matte black putter head with a simple top line alignment and a glossy black shaft. Simply all you need to roll the rock. SOFT forged aluminum face with the tungsten weighting up front and pushed out to the toe and heel. No review complete without that rear view! Face-balanced design for those with a 'simple' stroke. With the forward weighting of the Cleveland Frontline Elevado, here’s a pictorial reference as to the placement of the weight versus the Evnroll ER6. Feel/Sound (8 out of 10 points): Most golfers, myself included, mistake sound for feel on putters so I did my best to separate the two in this review. The sound of the putter is muted and pleasing to my personal taste. It doesn’t have a high pitch at impact you might think with insert, but a similar note you’d hear from a softer insert putter. In regards to feel, putts coming off the sweet spot felt great while putts out towards the toe and heel were a little difficult to distinguish. With the lower profile of the putter, the sweet spot is compressed into a flatter area so my misses were more on the top of the putter face and it felt similar to when you catch a tee shot high on the face of a driver…kind of that deadening feel. Here's what I'm referencing: One last note, the overall weight of the Elevado is about 10g less than my Evnroll ER6, but it feels a good bit heavier in the hands which I equate to the forward weighting. It's not necessarily a bad feeling, it's just astonishing how much heavier it feels despite weighing less. Basic Characteristics (15 out of 20 points): Here’s what this putter has going for it: Accuracy from about 6ft and in. Distance control from outside 20ft. Yes, there’s a stigma that heavier putters lack distance control but this putter did really well at 3-putt prevention from outside 20ft. With the weight pushed up front and out, the stability is noticeable on the shorter putts. Forgiveness on toe hits (where I normally miss my putts) didn’t result in severe distance loss on longer putts. Here’s where there could be some improvements: Better mid-range performance. I can put the Evnroll on the right line but miss a putt with speed. With the Frontline Elevado, my misses were right or left of the cup. I don't mind missing a putt based on speed, but if I line up properly and the ball starts offline, we're going to have some words! I’m at a loss as to how my simplistic stroke with a face-balanced putter could pull so many putts, especially with putts that broke towards me…is it the forward weighting? Is it the pistol grip? Do I need more forward press? On-Course Performance (20 out of 30 points): On the practice green I can roll the Frontline Elevado just fine against the Evnroll. Even out on the course, flat putts with little break were rolling great. However, when I played my second of six rounds with the Elevado, I noticed one particular flaw and it’s only related to the fact that I currently game one of the most consistent faces in golf...the front weighting feels heavier in the hands and I found myself getting super quick with my stroke on the shorter putts (<6ft) with substantial break. Very specific circumstances, yes, but at the same time, when you are faced with a sliding putt and don’t have any confidence your putt will start on the correct line, it messes with your mental state. I noticed my putts weren’t starting on the line I intended so I made a quick slow-motion video of the two putters to see how quickly the Elevado got the ball rolling in comparison to the Evnroll. Turns out the ER6 got the ball rolling quicker by about two inches which might not seem like much, but on a putt that’s breaking from the start, your ball could start offline by about half a cup right from the get-go. Here's the video of how quickly each putter got the ball rolling: Here's a freeze frame of each putter after the ball had traveled one complete revolution: Miscellaneous (6 out of 10 points) The headcover seems like a cost-cutting measure and after-thought more than anything else. The headcover is too big for the putter head but hey, I’d rather Cleveland Golf spend their R&D money on the putter head than on the headcover. Play It or Trade It (10 out of 20 points) This putter deserves to be played. It might just be a placebo, but to me, there’s something to the forward weighting and 2135 technology. I’ll let MGS determine if this technology is legit based on their lengthy testing. Does the Elevado fit my particular game? Not entirely. So, where do I go from here? If you’ve stuck around long enough to make it to this point in the review, you’re a lefty and you think you’re stroke would fit this putter, I’ll gladly send you this putter for the cost of shipping. I would ask that you include your thoughts/opinions on the Frontline Elevado here in this thread once you receive this putter. The first lefty to DM me can have dibs and I’ll send it out via USPS Priority so you’ll get it within 2-3 days. Sound good? Conclusion If I was still childless and playing a lot more than I am now or if I still maintained a revolving door with putters and never got a good putter fitting then this putter would probably fight for a spot in my bag. I love heavier putters, I love black putters, I love putters with great feedback and those that sit square at address. However, I have all of that in my Evnroll ER6. The deciding factor to me was on putts that had quite a bit of break to them; the forward weighting of the putter really caused some inconsistency with the stroke. My stroke felt rushed to a point where I started to pull the ball quite a bit on putts that broke towards me, almost like the putter face was closing down early. Most of the courses in my immediate area don’t feature greens with a lot of undulation, but I do face the occasional round where I’m looking a shorter putts with a lot of break and the Evnroll just performed better with the rear weighting and consistent roll off the face. Final Score: (69 out of 100 points)
  46. 1 point
    Poulter has become a US fan favorite target. He definitely owns a bit of what he gets but I really don't like this relatively new "shout out loud so I can hear myself on replay fan". Whether it be "get in the hole" or "get in the sand"; I really hope the trend of loud obnoxious fans is reversed. It's been getting worse as the years roll along. We can probably thank The Wasted Management circus for this. The PGA can absolutely put the kibosh on this but don't seem to care.
  47. 1 point
    I don't have any issue with the fan's wishes that Poulter do poorly, but yelling out those wishes is bad behavior. My issue is with the visible and audible lack of appropriate sportsmanship. And golf is significantly different from those other sports in its tradition of honesty and sportsmanship. No baseball pitcher has ever told the ump that a strike was really a ball, no offensive lineman has ever called holding on himself, no soccer striker has gently passed the ball to the goalie because he knew he was offside. Golf is different, and golf fans should be expected (required?) to behave differently from the other fans.
  48. 1 point
    Unfortunately, we're seeing more and more "ugly American" stories centered around the game of golf. It's sad and disconcerting. The PGA Tour needs to address it but they won't for fear of losing revenue. Poulter can be thin-skinned at times but I would suspect, if we had to deal with the garbage he deals with on a daily basis, we would be a bit less tolerant as well.
  49. 1 point
    No doubt about it...Ian makes himself a target and you make a good point Dave, but in this example I'd say the fan crossed the line. Funny, I don't recall watching any European tour events where Americans are called out. Maybe they don't pick up the audio or I'm not paying close enough attention.
  50. 1 point
    Poulter has had run-ins with fans before, and has responded. https://www.golf.com/tour-and-news/heckler-who-harassed-ian-poulter-twitter-got-fired-his-job-florida-southern I have no problem with rude and/or obnoxious behavior by golf fans being dealt with harshly. I don't have much problem with rude Twitterers being dealt with fairly harshly, especially when they identify themselves with a specific employer. If you want to act like a moron, especially via social media, do it using your own personal ID, not your company-based account. That said, Poulter does have a reputation as being something of a primadona. Even so, as a golfer going about his job he should at least be treated with decent manners and sportsmanship. "Get in the bunker" fails that very modest level of behavior.
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