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  1. 8 points
    Looks like it's tine to dust off this series of articles from Dec. 2014/Jan 2015 on the state of Wilson at that time. First articles I ever wrote for MGS. It gives you some background as to where Wilson was, how it got there, how bad the mid-2000's were and how it started a climb back to relevance. I'm working on an update to the story now...hope to get it published by the end of the year. Part 1: https://mygolfspy.com/how-the-wilson-staff-empire-crumbled/ Part 2: https://mygolfspy.com/rebuilding-wilson-golf/ Part 3: https://mygolfspy.com/so-what-now-wilson/ As for where the company stands today - won't give away too much but the biggest thing in my mind as back when these stories were written, very few people considered Wilson relevant in the world of premium golf equipment, and they were virtually nowhere when it came to discussions on any forum, not just our own. Today, 5 years later, they're most certainly relevant in the irons discussion - Wilson's irons are as good as anyone's, and Driver Vs. Driver did what it was supposed to do (it was never about the driver), get people talking about the brand. Their irons market share is around 3%, but this year they've outsold their projections for the Staff Model blades (which took about a month), and have their biggest success in years with the D7 irons and metal woods. They're looking at doing something new and different with putters, although they're not sure quite what yet (and if they are, they're not telling me), and have a few more releases coming up in the next month or so that should prove to be interesting. It's really, really hard for a Challenger Brand - be it Wilson, Srixon, Bridgestone, Honma, you name it - to grow substantially in market share. If Wilson has a 3% market share and experiences double digit growth every year for 5 years, where does that get it? Let's presume in 2014 they were a $120 million dollar company. 5 years of 10% growth would make it around a $180 to $200 million company - and most any company on the planet in a mature industry would LOVE 10% growth five years in a row - but think about what has to happen to achieve 10% growth year over year. In my travels I've seen a noticeable uptick in retail presence for Wilson. PGATour Superstore features the entire line, as do all the Worldwide Golf stores among others. The brand is definitely in a better place today than 5 years ago...and the new ownership has some definite ideas for growth, particularly in Asia. That's enough - I don't want to give up too much of the upcoming article!
  2. 6 points
    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.
  3. 5 points
    Driver middle of the fairway, 3 wood to just right of the left greenside bunker, PW from about 30 yards: right in the jar. Eagle on #14 today. Good for a $49 skin. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. 5 points
    Not in the market, just enjoy testing golf equipment and seeing what is available. I try to ignore the brand and model while doing the testing so I don't think my results are influenced by brand or if I am looking for something.
  5. 5 points
    Howdy Spies. I purchased a pair of these from DSG's about 10 years ago and they have worked out really well. In fact, I'm still wearing them now and they show little wear - slight yellowing of the rubber sole/edge from age and possibly chemicals used on courses is about it. My wife was looking at some puffy vests on-line and these popped up on sale. While my current pair would likely serve me for another few years, the sale price and the newer looked peaked my interest. The one thing I don't like about my current shoe is that they are a little to wide for me resulting in the laces being a bit long and the eyelets close together when cinched up. I'm not sure if these were a medium or wide fit and the label has long since worn off. Also, they are a size 13 partly for my slightly larger foot when younger and also because I lived in the PNW where cooler, wet play and thicker socks were common. Seeing this as an opportunity to help my wife out with the dreaded "what to get him for Christmas" question, we ordered a pair. Free shipping arrived in 2 days! I figured I'd do a quick review on these to help any others in the market for golf shoes and, hopefully, while their on such a great deal. Here is a picture of my current Walter Hagen's. Still quite serviceable, with only wear in the heel area. I have found these "nubby" spikes to work very well except on frosty grass. All my previous shoes had traditional metal spikes. I considered a pair when I purchased these that had the newer multi prong rubber spikes, but really liked the look of these more. As for heat comfort, I have found these to be just fine - plenty breathable and not causing excessive sweat issues. I would give these a 4.5/5 star rating with the only deduction being the too wide a fit... presuming these were a medium size to begin with? Here's what the new shoes look like. They have a bit more "sneaker" like design than the old versions. Also, they have a better "ortholite" insole. I find my old ones quite comfortable and I walk more than I ride. My quick assessment of the new ones are that they will be every bit as comfortable - perhaps more so. I did buy size 12 medium and the width is perfect with eyelet spacing when cinched up just right. I would say if you generally wear "wide fit", they are true to size and would suggest getting the wide. Both are the "HydroHalt" design which I would rate as quite good in damp conditions. Except for raining days or having to constantly slosh through standing puddles, my current shoes stay dry with no seepage through the soles. Whether the new model has the same results remains to be seen but with my rounds taking place in Arizona and southwest MT they won't get a severe test in this category. For those that play in really wet conditions, I don't think these are the best choice. The construction materials sure look the same, though I don't know for sure. Typically, manufactures use cheaper and thinner materials and the new stuff often does not wear as well as the old stuff - so time will tell. The "nubby spike" design appears nearly identical, which is great based on my prior experience. They have worn exceptionally well with plenty of time on non grass surfaces. I'm making my 4.5/5 star recommendation based off of my experience with the older model - but would be surprised if these don't get the same score. I just wanted to get this initial review out to the forum ASAP since they are on sale now. I will follow up later as I get some mileage on the new ones. Here is the link to the current sale (note higher price on other colors). https://www.dickssportinggoods.com/p/walter-hagen-mens-course-casual-golf-shoes-17whgmwhcrscslblkgsh/17whgmwhcrscslblkgsh?sku=18475980&camp=CSE:DSG__lia_pla-4582695750880020&msclkid=e9c3cd813baf1c385a82907038be45df&gclid=CJHS2OrsreYCFSClxQIdhIwD4w&gclsrc=ds
  6. 5 points
    Not my best, but I was in a rush. Don’t hate! Terrible launch angle. Little high on the face and a little towards the toe. Interested to see how Bridgestone factors this in to the ball we are testing. Not far off from the trackman numbers I have from a recent fitting, pretty impressive from a video submission. If you haven’t used this tool on the Bridgestone website, I highly recommend it!
  7. 5 points
    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
  8. 5 points
    Round #3 at my new home in the books. Conditions today were pretty windy with a near constant speed of 15~17 MPH and gusts over 20 MPH. I really didn't expect to play well and honestly wasn't even sure If I'd want to finish the round... Instead I went -1 through the first four holes before finally running into trouble! On the day, I shot a +13 85. Most of the damage was incurred on the back nine when I let myself get too aggressive. I am very happy overall though. The real gem of the round was Hole #13. It's a short Par 5 at 478 Yards (on the scorecard) and I haven't had to hit more than 7 iron into the green, but today it was my 50* wedge thanks to a helping wind! To top it all off, I was paired with two very nice gentlemen who are relatively new to golf. They were really fun to play with and it was a sober reminder of the journey I've been on to improve my game over the past six+ years. I was even able to give one of them a small tip that seemed to help him make better contact. He was struggling bad toward the end of the front nine, but came back with a par or two and even had a solid birdie chance on one hole. I hope to play with them again and help them on their golfing journey.
  9. 4 points
    Needed a new set and glad I got them. Even got them a new hat for the winter thanks to Titleist. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. 4 points
    I have found that if I am practicing my putting indoors, I usually use a 2 inch wide ruler and putt down the length of the ruler..no problems with face angle (well not as much anyway ) but when I am on the putting greens, face angle tends to be much more erratic. I find the Blast to be extremely helpful to diagnose those faults..finding solutions is not as easy, but I am working on it.!
  11. 4 points
    I'm out of touch.........I never knew they called it a "quick visit" [emoji23][emoji23] Sent from my iPad using MyGolfSpy
  12. 4 points
    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.
  13. 4 points
    So I picked up Arccos again during their Black Friday sale and logged my first round with it yesterday. Granted, yesterday was quite windy and required me to work the ball a lot more than I normally do, I was very surprised to see how my handicaps turned out. Driving: 8.5 Approach: 20.9 Chipping: 6.3 Putting: 9.7 This is the first time I can recall (with Arccos or Game Golf) that my chipping score was lower than driving AND putting. Though I'm sure it is somewhat of an anomaly - my struggles with driving and approach shots were heavily impacted by the wind - it is nice to have a fair indication of just how much my work on the short game has paid off! EDIT: To throw some numbers up for comparison, I still have one of my two sub 80 rounds saved on Arccos and my handicap breakdown on that particular day looks like this: Driving: +2.6 Approach: 16.5 Chipping: 30+ Putting: +0.1
  14. 4 points
    Wouldn’t do it. While the option may be tempting those experiences are what build the knowledge you have regarding feel, what mechanics work, and how to make adjustments to what is happening that particular day. I want to improve my game but that requires me to keep building on past experiences.
  15. 3 points
    I would think that for Brandel's sake and most instructors, 2 of the more difficult moves in the golf swing are turning the club head over, and the in-to-out club path. Of those 2, the club path is probably the hardest to correct so starting with a stronger grip than usual can at least help get the ball off the ground and moving forward for many. I'm not an instructor but I have an eye for grip, swing path, and their impact (literally) on the ball. All of this from breaking down and building up of my own swing like a man possessed. I play with my dad and friends and see a lot of 90° strong action because at some point they were all instructed to do so or somehow it feels more natural. Many repeated times they can't figure out why the duck hook shows up. Then I have to play grip police and remind them to go more neutral and it works. The great thing about the grip is that it can be a fine tuning mechanism for when the rest of your swing seems to be stuck in the mud. Normally I try to keep a neutral to 1 o'clock strong grip. If my shoulders or hips are playing lazy, I can just move to a 2 or 3 o'clock strong and it seems to do the trick. Once the rest of me is warmed up, back to 1 o'clock. the more I practice, the luckier I seem to get..
  16. 3 points
    All of these swing videos are awesome. Going to be a fun review to follow.
  17. 3 points
    Damn this a great opportunity for those that don't use any sort of device currently. Wish I was eligible!
  18. 3 points
  19. 3 points
    There goes two sponsors and a career (such that it was)... pretty sad when you think about it.
  20. 3 points
  21. 3 points
    Gotta strengthen my bench for my deep playoff run or **checks notes** more likely first round bump from the playoffs. My Circus team isn't good hahah
  22. 3 points
    I’ve heard this term in the past. I hear it’s when weather is warm .
  23. 3 points
    Almost 8 years ago -- we were so much younger then!
  24. 3 points
    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.
  25. 3 points
    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)
  26. 2 points
    Just for fun. Not that old Bullseye that's gathering dust in your closet, a putter that's in your bag week in and week out. I play league with a few guys with old putters that probably aren't worth $25, some who putt well enough. I doubt cost of putter correlates that strongly with strokes gained putting from what I see. If you didn't pay for it, actual estimated value - IOW my neighbor gave me a Scotty Cameron for Christmas doesn't count if it would have cost you hundreds. I won't win, I only own two putters and the cheapest was over $200. Let the race to the bottom begin...
  27. 2 points
    Unfortunately when your in the Public Eye you have to take the crap. Security seemed to be lax and I would have thought Reed should have a little extra security when he s a target. Didn’t get the pairing either unless Tiger has a good reason. Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  28. 2 points
    I’m curious as to why Reed is hated and JT beloved. I honestly don’t see the difference - other than the caught cheating incident. (And that was recent) JT has had fans kicked out of tournaments for cheering against him. To the best of my knowledge Reed has never done that. Both are very streaky but frankly JT doesn’t impress me as a pleasant guy to be around when things aren’t going his way. Reed is consistent edgy win, loose or draw. I’m just not that big a JT fan. Give me the field any day. Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  29. 2 points
    Not to take anything away from how well the International team has played, cause they have been playing really good golf, but the American team should be embarrassed by their performance so far. Sent from my Pixel 2 using MyGolfSpy mobile app
  30. 2 points
    Well, there ain't much history here, with this only being the 13th one. I like to factor in Ryder Cup stuff with something like this too, because I am quite sure last year's meltdown in France is fresh on the minds of most of the guys on this team, and they are not wanting a repeat of that crap show.
  31. 2 points
    Some great golf being played so far. Tiger telling JT to get his ball on the first hole was golden
  32. 2 points
    It sounds like my comment was misunderstood. I didn't intend for the "strategy" to be hit more GIRs, which I agree is abstract. However, GIR is the statistic most closely correlated to overall score unless you are an outlier who is around 50% GIR with a 20 cap and have an exceptionally poor short game which I have never seen. Obviously you can't take a golf lesson and tell the instructor you "want to work on your GIRs". The OP presented Shot Scope stats in post #1 and asked which statistic looked to be the weakest. GIR clearly stuck out and you could drill down into specifics by seeing a scoring average of +1.4 for par 4/5 compared to +1 on par 3. What is the difference? Multiple full swings on par 4/5 and the potential to hit more balls OB using longer clubs. The ensuing debate on long putts being worse than chipping really got away from this core issue. GIR will have the most impact on improving your score unless you are close to or at 50% already. You then have to self diagnose what is keeping you from achieving GIRs. That could be penalties off the tee, lack of distance, poor contact and control of approach shots or more likely - a mix of these factors and probably some course management mistakes. In my opinion, if you are basing your target score off bogey golf (which is also my target on whether I judge the round as good or bad) and believe you need 0 GIR to achieve that score then you are setting yourself up for difficulty and failure most often as it assumes no 3 putts and 1 chip per hole. The basic premise of golf is to allow for 2 putts per hole to achieve par after a GIR. You are playing a different game if you have no expectation of advancing the ball to the distance of the green (in regulation # of strokes) and are playing the wrong tees for your ability level. This is like when my buddies as a group of 15-25 caps want to play a set of tees at 6700 yards to avoid "hitting wedges into every green" and then struggle to break 90 (or sometimes 100 lol) when you could play 6000-6300 and have a chance to break 80 if you play well. I know which is more enjoyable for me...
  33. 2 points
    Congrats guys - looking forward to reading these reviews.
  34. 2 points
    Couldn't have said it better.... I do have a HIO, but it was to a slightly elevated green so I didn't see it go in. It was still a thrill to find the ball in the hole.
  35. 2 points
    Use cart mittens with hand warmers and take your hands out when you're ready to hit.
  36. 2 points
    Crazy, right? Two Sundays ago, I shoveled 6+ inches of heavy, wet snow. Yesterday there were several courses by me that were open. Rain today, and even the piles of snow where I shoveled are gone already!
  37. 2 points
    That giant rut keeping the ball on line to the hole doesn't hurt either.
  38. 2 points
    Huh? Scotty Cameron's entire Phantom line has both face balanced and toe hang putters for just about every model in the lineup. The Taylormade Spider comes in both face balanced and toe hang options. Odyssey makes aboth face balanced and toe hang putters. There are plenty of options for all types of strokes out there.
  39. 2 points
    Played again yesterday in a scramble. Played the TourX for 13 holes. Once again, was hitting the ball very high with mid to short irons. Especially into the wind. They would really balloon and come up quite short. After switching to my preferred ZStar the ball flight came right down into more normal heights. I also think the ZStar are better into the wind. I’ll continue to use them for casual rounds. The Maxfli are good balls, especially if you need a higher ball flight. Durability is good, on par with other urethane balls. Distance is also good but not tops for me. An especially good ball for the price, and I do appreciate Maxfli, DSG and MGS for the opportunity to try them out and report on them here.
  40. 2 points
    This is the one thing that shocked me the first time I hit Evnroll. It has a completely different sound and feel unlike any putter I've tried before. How many of you have tried hitting initially off the toe and heel compared to your gamer? Really putting that groove tech to the test.
  41. 2 points
    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!
  42. 2 points
    No!!!! Being better chipping than putting makes no sense at all!! The only thing this tells you is that you need to improve your speed control with your putter. It is not good strategy to always play short. You need to create a shotgun approach with equal dispersion to your target. The flag is rarely your target!! Challenge: Play 18 holes or 9 it doesn't matter. Keep your normal score and then place a ball in the center of the green structure and keep score as if you hit the green in regulation. I guarantee your score will be better than you actual score. Let me know you results and your reflection on the drill. BTW - paper stats simply don't work. They only support what you want to believe versus an non-emotional, scientific evaluation of your skills when playing the game. Based on the information, you can then start to create practice plans that will have a positive impact on your performance. Everything else is hoping and hope is a bad strategy for improvement.
  43. 1 point
    LOL forgive me for laughing you thought the faces on the blue prints were small. To me they look large compared to my butter knife Macs---- But then again I have hit those type blades all my life. As far as extending your wedge 1 inch it ain't a hack job if done properly
  44. 1 point
    My current putter is not a candidate but for a bit a about 10 years ago I played a Scotty TeI3 Newport 2 that I bought through a charity auction for $25 in 8/10 shape. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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  46. 1 point
    Wasn’t Reed. It was his caddy.
  47. 1 point
    The hits keep comin! Good luck, applicants
  48. 1 point
    Putt well ! Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  49. 1 point
    OG you're spot on - I think the older one gets the more important it becomes. I see so many guys my age (72) that struggle with balance, and even simple exercise such as walking at a reasonable pace. I know I can do more push-ups today than I could do at 60. Sent from my iPad using MyGolfSpy
  50. 1 point
    I think you'd be surprised. Handicap or skill level really doesn't have bearing on how one reacts to changes in club dynamics. In fact, I'd argue that the more skilled player can adjust and adapt faster to those changes, while the less skilled player cannot and is more reliant on having something that they are comfortable swinging and that feels natural.
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