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  1. @Golfspy_CG2 and the fine folks at Titleist have set me up to get fitted here tomorrow...I am officially the luckiest SOB on this site! MUCH more to come very soon...
    18 points
  2. This is something I’ve noticed the past few years, as my knowledge about equipment, technology and topics has increased due to the knowledgeable members here, other Forums and access to the OEM reps and tech people. i often have conversations with some players that are much better than me, like 2-7 handicaps. When topics of fitting, club specs, and other things we talk about here, come up, they don’t believe what I’m saying. They will actually say things like, all that stuff on the internet is by writers that couldn’t break 100. Or, if you spent more time practicing than readi
    16 points
  3. I am not going to lie people, this post has taken me a long time to write and post. This is not a bad thing, I simply could not find the words to describe what happened this afternoon at 3 pm central time in a 25 MPH Oklahoma wind. I was a bit nervous going into the fitting, worried I would be taking a bad swing into an important fitting. That would prove to not be the case. I warmed up with a PW and then moved to my gamer, a Callaway Epic Flash Sub Zero, HZRDUS Smoke stiff shaft (60 grams). I hit some bomb drives to start off so it was pretty easy to get some good baseline numbers
    16 points
  4. Review and results of my fitting on 10/22/2020 Showed up to my Titleist Thursday fitting at the Golf Club at Newcastle about 20 minutes early. Skipped warm-up with irons, so went straight to warming up with my driver. Currently having a bad streak of ballstriking with irons, so didn't want to have any of that. Went straight to warm-up and hitting initial shots with my gamer. My Gamer: Taylormade SIM Max 10.5, Ventus Velocore Red 5S When it behaves, it performs well. When it doesn't behave, push fades and push slices. Also feel like it launches too low
    16 points
  5. Well I suppose most of you know about my role here, if you don't then that means I'm like a good referee, I do my job and you don't notice me. But in short for the new members: My name is Rob/Robert either one is fine. I have been on MGS for 4 years now, and am my third year of serving in an administrator role, one year as a moderator and the past 18 months as Forum Director along with Golfspy_Studque. My full time job is the Tournament Director of a golf course in Maryland. I get the opportunity to try and or buy a lot of equipment, and I take full advantage of it. Matter of
    16 points
  6. Well. I won’t keep everyone waiting too long. Ill recap my fitting. Mine was pretty stock boring, I’m sure some of the faster guys will have some more exciting results. One great aside to start with. I arrived about 30 minutes early to warm up with a small bucket to get loose. My swing was in a very good place. I was really dialed in with the 7 iron, then about 6 of 7 drives to wrap up the warm up. I could have kept hitting that T200 7 iron all day, it was feeling so good. Anybody who read about my horrible range session on Tuesday, will know how happy this made me!
    15 points
  7. I have realized that I have been far too quiet on here recently so here is an update. I have played 6 official rounds since the end of September and they have been 74 (par 70), 81 (par 72), 83, 84, 85, 83 (par 73) so very consistent . All of my counters for my world handicap are from September onwards so my golf has settled beautifully after my surgery.
    14 points
  8. Played in a scramble yesterday. Only do a couple of these a year, but this supports our client and its always at the “end” of the season and it’s a nice event. We shot 60 and tied for 2nd. 1st was 59...uggh! We totally blew two birdies from inside 8 feet. And this was with two scratch golfers, a 7 and....myself just to make it fair, or they may have shot 54 Actually I played pretty well, made several putts as our leadoff guy Even used my drive a few times, as i got to hit from the gold tees..which on some holes was a 40-60 yard advantage. it’s always enjoyable to pla
    14 points
  9. Last week I left the house to go get a haircut. My barber is in the center of town and I have to drive past the golf course to get there. When I pulled into the golf course parking lot, I remembered I was going to get a haircut!!
    14 points
  10. Fitting Recap I will try to keep it punchy because there is a lot to cover but if anyone has questions, fire away and I can elaborate. First, the Titelist Performance Institute is unreal. If you have a chance to go to a fitting there, definitely 100,000% do it! You're hitting off of basically a carpet-like fairway with your choice of ProV1 or 1x. The only downside was nerves, as I was getting fitted in between what seemed like two mini-tour guys just flat out striping the ball. One was a Beef lookalike hitting #bombs, and the other could have been a Louis O clone just puring MBs.
    14 points
  11. Titleist Thursday Fitting A Titleist Thursday fitting was something I had heard about, but really hadn’t paid much attention to until I was selected to test the TSi driver. It was simple to set up the fitting. I just typed “Titleist Thursday” into Google and went to the Titleist Thursday page on the Titleist website. There is a big red tab labeled “Schedule Your Appointment”. I clicked on it and typed my city into the location tab. A list of golf courses showed up. I selected the closest club (red tab) and a list of available dates and times showed up. I selected a time that
    14 points
  12. Short statement, I haven’t had a Driver I really liked since a Ping i20 I got 2nd hand as a throw in in a trade years ago. The i20 has an aftermarket Mitsubishi shaft that I loved. The head cracked and that was that. Now, I’m “wishing and hoping” (little plagiarism) that the Titleist TSi2 may be the perfect replacement, maybe. I did have a chance to hit this club the other day (more on that later) and with correct shaft it may be the one. Stay tuned all the Testers are revved up and ready to go[emoji106] Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
    14 points
  13. Skill is not the same as knowledge. Skill and knowledge compliment each other in most cases, but golf is a different animal. One can be a very good player and have little knowledge of equipment or the fundamentals of the golf swing. There are PGA pros with great knowledge of equipment and swing mechanics that will never be scratch. Golf is hard to be good at. Some have natural ability, but little knowledge as to how or why they can play at a high level. There are players that lack the natural ability to play at a high level, but they have a lot of knowledge about the game, equipment
    13 points
  14. Ok, I am going to limit myself to bullet points just like @dlow206, otherwise you will be reading a novel as long as War and Peace and while I am no Tolstoy, you can certainly find many of my students who will say I can come down with the occasional case of "verbal vomit". That being said, here we go: My name is Heath, I am 29 and I have been a member of Mygolfspy for 4 years. My handicap is currently sitting at a 7.9 and has been as high as a 10.8 this year....tough early season. Back in 2018 I was fitted for my current gamer, a Callaway Epic Flash Sub Zero in 8.5 degrees and a
    13 points
  15. Sporadic /spəˈradik/ : occurring at irregular intervals or only in a few places; scattered or isolated. That sorta sums up my results when I try to let the "big dog" eat. Driver is one of those clubs I work on all season to try and perfect it and I get right where I want to be, then old man winter decides to drop by for a few months, and the process begins again. I envy those of you who to get golf year-round. The positive side is, each year has started off better than the last and I think the future is looking bright for the driver... or maybe that's just me being hopeful. Time will tell
    13 points
  16. So today we played the final round of my Members League Championship. I've talked about how it works, the top 50 money winners play two rounds after which the top 10 gross and net score players advance to the finals where we reset and crown a Gross and a Net Champion. I made it to day's finals which I'm proud of. I also played pretty well today shooting an 84, but two poor swings really hurt me. One was a drive that was only about 10 yards off the fairway but ended up against the front(%#*????!!!) of a tree which forced me to take an unplayable because naturally it settled into a hollow
    13 points
  17. - 40 (+4) - 3/6 FIR - 4/9 GIR (1 birdie) - 16 Putts (7 2-putts, 2 1-putts) I can safely say this will be the last round of the season for me. If my math is correct, this was round No. 70 on the year, which has been my unofficial goal since crossing 60 at the beginning of September. So much tougher to get rounds in with extra yard work, school work and just general busy time in the fall. I can walk away from the 2020 season happy. I hit one bad tee shot that turned into a double bogey on the first par 5, but otherwise played pretty well. The course I played has had a rough year,
    12 points
  18. One example of this happened this week when playing with s friend. I mentioned my upcoming driver fitting for the TSi. And how i was looking forwars to it. Be told me that if i ever show up to play witj a driver other than my current one (TS1) he’d hit me over the bead with it. Granted this came during s round where i hit all 14 fairways, but at my usually paltry 200 to 210 yards. He said you can’t do any better than that driver. I said, I absolutely can, in terms of launch and spin. And went into an explanation of how it is just falling flat out of the air. I told him it was spi
    12 points
  19. ... Played what might be my final round in Chicago yesterday and there was good news and bad news. Good news is the temps hit 76* so it was very pleasant and enjoyable. The bad news is we had between 2-4" of rain over night and the course was saturated. CPO. My remote cart was making a rooster tail the entire round. Tee shots plugged where they landed, many times with an accompanying splash. Normally playing 6497 from the Blue tees I decided to move up a tee box and play the course from the 6054 White tees. Kinda crazy but I still had longer second shots on several holes. But quite literally e
    12 points
  20. More to come as soon as I can wrap up some work, but suffice to say the TPI did not disappoint...
    12 points
  21. Well yesterday was a jam up good make that great day for me. Fellow Spy John Smalls showed up and we managed to get 16 holes in after his family obligations and me taking care of my little dog. this was the first time I had tried to play my own ball after my accident. I had been playing in the Dogfight some not hitting all of the shots. I did an all out effort and lasted 13 holes hitting at it sorta 90%. So I feel positive. John played good and can flat move the ball. We did not keep score and hit practice shots. I know he had one birdie and 2 other near misses on his original ball. Me I think
    12 points
  22. I decided since I am more than likely to fully retire I have went back to full Hippie Stu mode. John Smalls can testify to that. One of the nosy old farts at the club asked me yesterday if my barber was on strike? Naaw I told him he died of Covid. He looked shocked and several laughed because they knew it was me being me. He asked really? I told him naah I was growing it back out so nosy old farts like him could ask stupid questions. Never thought about it before but honestly I am relishing being old and retired and not giving two hoots.
    11 points
  23. I’ll quote your post of the many on this topic, as you correctly quoted one of the smartest engineers in the business Marty Jertson of PING. Everyone should read this article. So much info in there that i bet none of us knew. The part about measuring club head speed by launch monitors was startling to me Beware of Smash Factor
    11 points
  24. I forgot to add, one of the reasons the scores weren’t ridiculously low like you see in some scrambles. There was none of the gimmick stuff, like throws, string or pay to hit from the lady tees on par 5’s. I see so many of the outing I run each year, with winning scores or 50 or 51 and that just isn’t fun to me. Its just gimmicky at that point.
    11 points
  25. Strange. I was sitting on the couch just now, and I had a flashback of a round I played A few years back with my dad on Father’s Day. I remembered every shot and club selection.... math homework from yesterday, can’t remember if I spelled my name correctly.
    11 points
  26. I did get my Titleist TSi2 specs, this driver, could be my favorite ever. I may have said that B4 but this time I mean it. I’m not going to discuss too much about the fitting right now as there was a glitch, not a Titleist problem but probably my judgement on fitter. I’ll hash this out in the review. We selected TSi2 11*, Kuro Kage Black DC 5G SFW 55gram A Flex. STD lie Golf Pride CCM plus 4 STD My swing speed was a shock, went from 88-90 to 83-84 in a 1.5 years. Launch angle 12.5* The fitter though that the Tensi Blue AFlex 55 gr might be better but finally we went w the Kuro Kage. I’l
    11 points
  27. Uh Oh!! It has started. You know that time when your shopping, have bought or are lucky enough to be testing a new club, and the current said club finds out about it, and becomes more stubborn than a 2 year old! Yep, that's what happened today, in a scramble I played in. I have been driving the ball very well the past 3 weeks or so. Then today, getting to play from the gold tees due to my age, I had a 30 to 60 yard gain on some holes, and only took advantage of it once. Driver was just so so. My white hitting tee teammates weren't impressed..LOL Luckily they all had an excep
    11 points
  28. Sad day for my wife and myself. We had to put down our fur child of 12 years. She had congestive heart failure and it just kept getting worse and worse. There weren't enough Kleenex at the vet's office for my wife and myself - we will miss her! The picture is of her as a 1 yr old puppy
    11 points
  29. Had my charity tournment today in Kansas City. I think we could have done better if they didn't make us play from the blue tees. Greens were hard as a rock and fast. Teed off before it was even light enough to see the ball. Cold and damp. Burrrrr, had 4 layers on. This TN boy isn't used to playing in the high 30's low 40's. Still played decent enough. Wound up with a 64 but left about 5 shots on the table top. Must have had 5 putts that either lipped out or roller over the edge. But it was for charity, so all is good. Supposed to be 81 degrees on Thursday. I'll get another round or two
    11 points
  30. My best ever round on this course.....I shot 41/42:83 at Plantation Palms GC. I only had one Birdie, but it was on the #3 Handicap Hole. My drives were excellent and my irons were pure, not to mention my flat stick was hit. Sent from my iPad using MyGolfSpy
    11 points
  31. I played in an occasional mist this morning. It was only the second time in my life that I've been under par for 9, 1 under on the front (bogied 2, birdied 6 and 9). Slumped to a 40 on the (much harder) back 9, with 3 three putts, but birdied the last for 75, my best score in several years.
    11 points
  32. Really looking forward to hearing what everyone’s feedback on the TSi line. With that said I was very fortunate to get an opportunity 2 weeks ago to get fit for a driver and 3 wood, both of which just showed up in the mail today! While I'm not an official tester I definitely excited to contribute in an unofficial manner
    10 points
  33. ... Your post is like a rich guy saying: I have a summer home and a personal chef but I envy you guys sharing an apartment. I remember college and sharing a 2 bedroom apartment with 3 other guys and eating bologna on white bread sandwiches. Those were awesome times! Don't get me wrong, having a summer home and a personal chef is great. I don't miss the hunger or cramped living conditions, but the travel back and forth from summer home to my house just hasn't let up since March this year, and the summer was brutally long. It's still a long drive in my limo and some shorter trips would
    10 points
  34. 39,39; 78 (+6, net -6) 4/14 FIR, 11/18 GIR (PB), 35 putts Personal best round of 78 by a stroke, and at a tougher course than my previous best! Super consistent from tee to green, but it was my irons/approach game that I was most happy with. Had some nice shots around and on the greens, and had a few really nice drives too. And was one swing from my first double bogey free round! Although these lower scores to wrap up the year might make winter even harder to come to grips with
    10 points
  35. The review you have all been waiting for, the Vice Tee. Vice sells these right off their website with the following specifications. Bamboo Driver and iron length Resealable bag Color matching to Vice golf balls So let's put those claims to the test, and put these tees in the ground. Are they bamboo? Yes? They are definitely some kind of wood. I'll call this claim true enough. Do they come in two lengths? Yes they do. Is the bag resealable? It doesn't have a yellow and blue make green seal, but yes, it is resealab
    10 points
  36. Just the opposite. I got a guy into golf at work, letting him use my old gear... Now he is trying to give me lessons and says he can keep up with me... I am super glad he is getting in to golf, but he drives me nuts actually. I am trying to teach him the rules, but just can’t grasp that if he hits two in the crap off the tee he did not get a par...... But the guy at DSG underestimated my knowledge as I was teaching him things about the clubs and their launch monitor.
    10 points
  37. Played this morning after a frost delay; temp 35º sunny not much wind when we started, but a breeze 10-15 mph came up after the turn. Our cart loaded up and ready to go... Shot 42-39 for 81. Had 27 putts, including a 10-foot right to left breaker to avoid a double.
    10 points
  38. Perfect golf day here today. 72 degrees and partly sunny. Hit the first tee at 9:am. No warm up. Had a bogey on hole one. Yup due to no warm up. Everything fell into place after that for the most part. Was coming up a little short first few holes but the chipping and putting kept the score in tact. I wasn't rotating through. It felt like i was just using arms. Got my act together on the back 9. Got my rotation going and got my distance back. 37 on front and 35 on the back. Three bogey's and two birdies.
    10 points
  39. Some people can't separate a golfer from a person. Just because you're not as skilled of a golfer, doesn't mean you can't have the knowledge of a person. What makes this forum great, over a few other places I frequent, is that for the most part no one has an ego. I lean on anyone, and everyone, for feedback on stuff that I'm curious about because it's coming from someone who I know plays actual golf. As a wise woman once said, "I don't know sh*t about f*ck," and that's why I read and value all of the tester feedback, official forum tests or otherwise.
    10 points
  40. I had a few other items that I wanted to toss out to the group. Things that didn't fit into the review, but things that I've noticed with them. Overall, I think they are a touch draw biased. They are slightly harder for me to work L-R than R-L. The club that I still need to really decide on is the 5i. I can work the i500 both ways reliably. I can't work the D7 L-R with any consistency. That said, normal ball flight shots I hit it more consistent and accurate. If I just hit straight shots or if every green was ideal for a R-L entry, the D7 would definitely be king, but the every othe
    10 points
  41. I am sitting here antsy, fitting in about 3 hours. Hoping to bring the good swing to the fitting today.
    10 points
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  43. Just came from the VA.........got a cortisone shot in each knee. So come Friday morning I should be in great shape for several months. Sent from my iPad using MyGolfSpy
    10 points
  44. An initial background on my game, specifically re: the driver. I am currently a 5.1 handicap. I have a pretty quick tempo, aggressive transition, and when I was last fitted was in the 106-108 mph swing speed range with the driver. Historically the driver was always the best part of my game, with 275 yd tight draws *when my timing was right*. My timing started getting bad and I decided to work on a swing change to get rid of my early extension & flipping issues about 2 years ago. It's been an adventure but my handicap is now as low as it has ever been and I feel much m
    10 points
  45. Just want to say a quick thank you to our commissioners, @Berg Ryman, @GolfSpy STUDque, @Undershooter, and @Bucky CC. My first year playing FF with MGS, but I understand we're using a new system that's brought its own set of gripes and growing pains. And, COVID and adjusting to rescheduled games certainly adds a challenge. Thank you for making this work for all of us.
    10 points
  46. Took a long weekend with the wife, got in a round each day! Shot 81, 77, 74. 81 was a pretty tough course (south mountain GC) that was playing tougher due to the greens being rock hard. Other 2 rounds were at the 2 easiest muni’s I play (Glendale GC & Murray Parkway GC). Drove it great and putted well all 3 days; but my short game kept me from going low each day... Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
    10 points
  47. Another early 9, cloudy, nice breeze. 1 bird, 2bogies, 6 pars. Mizzies were again behaving, loving the Recoil shafts. F8 Cobra driver was also behaving, I hope this trend continues tomorrow. Tough course lots of driver carries off the Tee, yuck. Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
    10 points
  48. First post-op appt in Boston is done, the surgeon is very happy with the progress my daughter is making. Next visit is Nov 3 for an additional followup and some tests. Maybe for once I'll get to drive up and back without it pouring. Nah, probably not.
    10 points
  49. Played 9 over the weekend with my wife and her oldest son - good thing he was there, too, as he spotted at least 3 of my tee shots for me that I literally walked over with the fall sun and leaves! The good news is.. I'm starting to make contact with the ball better, certainly not every shot, but a few more each round. Had a few .. minor .. directional issues on a few, but followed up with good recovery shots. The bad news is.. I'm not scoring any better; still making enough sloppy mistakes to yield me more "other" holes. The badder news is.. my putting was waaaay way way off;
    10 points
  50. A few side by side pics with the TS2 3 wood that is going against for a spot in the bag.
    10 points
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