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  1. It is Thursday and we have an exciting announcement with a little twist. I want to introduce our new mods, yes plural. We have been fortunate enough to have been given approval for 2 new mods to our team as we go through a slight restructure. No worries, nobody is leaving how with some time commitments and such taking up time in various areas we were able to bring on two new mods. Please welcome @Golfspy_Lukes (former jlukes) and @Golfspy_TCB (former tiftaaft)! We are really excited to have both Joe and Tim join our team and work with us and the forum moving forward. Both have been stellar members and I feel will bring a lot to this community. @Golfspy_Lukes has been a member for a long time and most all of you know him well. He has a wealth of knowledge about the game that suprasses many. He brings a great background in equipment and fitting and is one of the most recognizable names on our forum for many years. We look forward to his experience and expertise and what he can bring moving forward! @golfspy_TCB has been a member for a little over a year and has made great contributions to the forum in that time. He has taken part in the Nippon test where he is now a bit of a shaft expert and has truly provided this community with quality content that is worth reading by all. As with Joe we really look forward to having Tim join the team with his drive and commitment to making the forum a better place for all! Finally I want to thank all who applied. To put it simply we had so many good candidates and it was near impossible to pick. It just goes to show how great this community is and the amazing members we have here, along with the varying skillsets and backgrounds is really cool. I enjoyed getting to know many of you a little better throughout the process and look forward to everyones participation in various areas on the forum! With that welcome to the Mod Team Joe and Tim!
    38 points
  2. Hello everyone, I would like to first of all say that I am extremely honored and excited to have been selected as a forum moderator for MyGolfSpy. I am sincerely looking forward to working with the MGS Forum Team, and working to make the forum the best it can be for all the members. A bit about me: My name is Tim and I was born and raised in Washington State. I have been playing golf off and on for the past 45 years, with a few breaks from the game for work and family reasons (happily married 27 years with 5 kids – and as fate would have it… none are interested in golf….. yet!) My childhood home is about a drive and wedge away from the 3rd hole at Suntides Golf Course in Yakima, WA (I know this from first-hand experience). I then moved to SW Washington just after getting married and raised my family. 3 years ago I moved to Houston Texas for a work opportunity, and really started to dive back into this sport I love so much. Being able to play golf year round was one of the few advantages to living in South Texas. It was a little over a year ago, I came across MyGolfSpy and the forum. This forum quickly became my home away from the course, and it wasn’t long before I recognized the collective Golf IQ across the forum members was at a different level than any other golf forum I visited. The knowledge about all aspects of the game of golf is tremendous here, and the members are always open and inviting to fellow members – eager to share thoughts and opinions and offer help to better understand all aspects of Golf. I have learned so much by reading through the forum and discussion various topics with the forum members, that when the opportunity was posted to become a forum moderator, I found it a great opportunity to “pay back” what the MGS forum has given me. I was lucky enough to be selected by the MGS Admin team (who deserve so much credit for keeping the forum running so smoothly!) and I am dedicated to and support this forum fully. I am a proud member of the CHA thread – I LOVE LOVE LOVE all things equipment - to my own detriment, I am sure (or at least a detriment to my bank account ). Some of my favorite threads (which should come as no surprise if you have seen many of my forum posts) are the equipment threads. Balls, Irons, Drivers, Putters, Shafts… oh my!! I am also an avid fan of the industry and profession of golf, from the Professional Tour, to the Korn Ferry Tour, the Champions Tour, LPGA, College, Amateur/USGA events, and even the business of golf at the Club Professional level. It is really a fascinating business and it is rare that I don’t have either The Golf Channel on in my house, or if I’m in my car… listening to the PGA Channel on Sirius/XM when I’m not working or on the course. Had my early career path taken a slower turn, I am fairly confident I would have landed somewhere in the golf industry on the business management side. Being a CHA member, picking a favorite club is about the same as picking a favorite child. So I will pick two. Titleist TSi3 Driver – Most accurate club in my bag. If I could hit approach shots to the green with it… my GIR% would go up – no doubt. Having said that… The TSr line looks really good! But it will take something very special to replace the TSi3. Vokey SM9 58*/08 – Up and Down machine! Low runners, medium checking chips, knock my cap off flop shots… yep. Every other club in my bag comes in a very close 3rd for different reasons. As with 100% of all golfers… my golf game is a work in progress. It is cliché but a combination of a teaching professional and practicing with purpose is really the key for me. I am far from technically sound in my swing, but I am trying to focus on a more repeatable through my whole bag – and making better decisions on each shot to give myself the best chance to post lower scores. What I hope to bring to the Forum as Moderator is an ever improving experience for all the members using my business background along with my love of golf. The existing Forum Admins are amazing, and I’m learning that more and more with each passing day. I will be drinking from a fire hose in the coming weeks, and will work diligently to be an asset to the MGS forum and the members. ~Tim @Golfspy_TCB
    29 points
  3. Congrats to all of those who selected the @GolfSub70 Forged TC Irons! They were @berkeleybob @cnosil @Hook DeLoft @Vegan_Golfer_PNW @NJN @Lkt4gs @Hailstorm13 @rascott_09 @PMookie @TR1PTIK @Tiftaaft @tucker_jct @Brent Vodrazka @Kanoito @BIG STU @mikeanthony @Hobert @Josh Ross! Now for the reveal! Yes there will be a LOT more photos to come. Also again thanks to Nick @GolfSub70 Europe for making the clubs, going through the whole process with me and being so kind to add in a bunch of goodies for me to share and use here in Switzerland! Final Spec: Sub70 659 TC w/ Raw finish LH 5-A Wedge Standard Length 1* Flat KBS Tour V 90 Black PVD Shafts Lamkin Crossline Midsize Grips Custom Engraving for each club Love that they have already started to show the rust wear on them!
    29 points
  4. A little back story… A few months ago I joined the Swiss Golf Association with a Migro membership. Basically the simplest way to get an official handicap here which is required to play most courses. A side perk was I received a Swiss Golf Magazine delivered to my address. As I am still learning German I eagerly read through it and noticed a few brands I had never seen before. One of particular interest was Single Putt. I went to their site and posted about it on our Underrated and/or Unknown thread about them. A niche putter company that is relatively new to the market as they were founded in 2019 and an entirely swiss made company. With them being located a mere half hour from where I live I figured it would be a great opportunity to reach out and see if I could come by and get to know a little more about the company and this very nice putter (which comes in both right and left hand!) which for me being a lefty was a huge perk. A quick email later and a near immediate response we had a date and time setup for me to swing by and get a tour of the facility as well as the chance to demo some putters and discuss more about the brand. The Visit… After some typical Zurich traffic, a missed exit and about 45 minutes of driving in heavy traffic I made it to their shop. Daniel (the owner) owns a production workshop that specializes in making various parts for medical equipment, valves and a whole lot more. The shop itself is tucked between some other buildings and is a pretty good size with several CNC machines and a back area where the putters were assembled and a little office area. I wasn’t sure what to expect when going there if this was going to be a little retail outlet or what, but when I saw that it was the actual shop and that is where everything was made, my eyes lit up. The fact it was the start to finish shop for the product really added to the experience not to mention the staff and Daniel were super friendly and easy to talk to. During a brief tour through the shop and after some introductions we discussed the story about the origins of the company. It is family owned and run with his sons and wife all being avid golfers. Daniel mentioned it was one of the things he loves about golf is that they can play as a family. He also mentioned that he had seen his friends who were good golfers play well and lose a ton of strokes on the green with putting and got the idea for making a new putter which would help. Certainly a benefit having all the tools at your disposal they had various prototypes and different thoughts on what to do, including a circle style 3D insert (think Odyssey RedBall), but ultimately ended up going with the 3 line design for aiding in overall alignment as well as being a consistent visual aid for golfers. They own the patent for this design and also have their official R&A newsletter with the approval for the putter. This I found really cool as he showed me the original putter which was not approved because it had a flat side. Apparently (I did not know this) this is not conforming as the side of the putter could be used as well so they updated the design to show this notch in the side. Non conforming Conforming Seeing everything built in house and being able to talk to the owner and go through the process to me is very unique and adds to the experience of purchasing a putter. With so many options from colors, weights, insert/face choice, length, grip and more you can truly make a perfect putter for you. There is no big fancy SAM Lab or computer for fitting, but a simple putting matt and cup for testing. However he is designing a clippable laser to attach to the putter in order to help better first customers. They also adjust the lie angle for each individual so that their putter is properly spec’d for them. The Putter… After going through many of the ins and the outs of the putters, their story, designs and more we got to the putters and testing them. I first tested the aluminium faced mod. This one has the inset slide into a slot behind the face and honestly I loved the feel of it. The sound was what I came to expect with the metal face and with the grooves it was responsive and not too hard. In this model we had the lighter weights and it was at 35” which is my typical playing length. The PMMA inserted face on the other hand had a completely different feel and sound. I was honestly expecting it to be much closer to my whitehot face with that softer feel, but was surprised with how firm it felt. And by firm I do not mean hard, but firm much closer to a metal face then the whitehot face or other softer inserted putter faces. It also had a much higher pitch than I had expected. The pitch was more of what I would come to expect from a metal face vs a composite type face. It also had a good amount of pop off the face. It was still grooved as you can see in the photos, but I would say rolled a good 10% further than the aluminium face. Now I will say with heavier weights this could have played a part as well. We were using their Single Putt 3 piece golf balls which I do have now and will look to cut open to see what it is like inside, that is also likely for another later article/comparison. However I would compare it to a Srixon Z star type feel. Both faces felt great and I am sure that I could have dialed them in a little more as I certainly preferred the lighter feel (again going back to stroke lab I am more used to a counter balanced putter). With 2 weight options (65gram heavy and 40gram light for totals of 130g and 80g) there really is a lot of options to find the weight and even though it is naturally a face balanced putter I believe you could make it slightly toe hanged if you wanted! I have gone all this way and yet to touch on the main selling point of this putter! The insert with 3D lines. What can I say it works as advertised and is a great visual aid as well as posture aid. The way it sets up feels very natural and not forced. The alignment both left and right and eyes over the ball work harmoniously and outside of getting used to the speed of the putters/mat I never felt as though my alignment was off or that I was going to miss left or right with a good stroke. Of course with the exception of a few pulled putts with the heavier putter nearly all went on their intended line. Below: Over the Top Sight Line with proper angle. Below: Sight Line toe up or putter too far away from you (white line moves under closest orange line) Below: Sight line Toe down or too far overtop of the putter/putter too close to body and white sight line under far orange line. The bottom of the putter is pretty basic and plain. No branding or anything flashy, but still does look elegant to me with the cnc milling lines and leaves some level of mystery to the putter when looking at it from the bottom. The shaft itself is a typical steel shaft. They can cut to length for the customer and I was fortunate that I used a 35” putter and both demos I tried were 35”. They have several grip options being the superstroke 3.0 or 2.0 and also have their own Single Putt grip. Their house grip would be the one I would lean towards if I was to make the purchase. Putter Customization… This is a huge selling point to this putter. As I’ve already talked about specs for customization I’ll leave that out and get to the fun stuff. Colors colors and more colors! Although they have some limited options on their website if there is a color you really want they can do and make it for you. They can also engrave various logos, put diamonds on the face and a whole lot more to make it a completely unique putter to you. This also includes the lines within the insert. The price for the putter is quite costly, however with the attention to detail, level of customization and keeping in mind the price for golf and golfing equipment in Switzerland it really isn’t that far out. There are also options for headcovers which again are hand made by a family member within the company. Wrap Up... To finish off I just want to say thank you to Daniel at Single Putt for taking the time out of his morning to talk and go over everything about the putter, his company and everything else. It was really cool to go and see how it was all made and the fact they do it all in house to me is just impressive. The putter also really works and feels great. To have that many options from colors, weights, insert vs metal is simply impressive to me. I hope you all enjoyed reading this and check out their website if not just to read a bit more about their story and let me know what type of putter you would pick or what colors would suit you the best!
    26 points
  5. There is no further update as to what may or may not be on the horizon for testing. This is somewhat of a reset year as there were many people that just came here for free stuff much like a instagram contest. The MGS forum we don't want to be know just for testing and what a lot consider giveaways or contests, especially with the community we have here. We have optimism that next year/off season we will continue to see some more testing opportunities, however the focus of this community shouldn't revolve around those tests and be more about the community and discussion itself with testing being perk. Personally I don't see us getting back to the 30 per season range, however I do hope to see an increase over the next few years. This could take some time though. The other hiccup with this is release cycles and a lot of clubs are somewhat old news, so there is the potential with some new releases we could see some of those pop up. As for missing reviews we have had several extenuating circumstances with health, shipping delays and so on that have interrupted the completion of a few. Some care a lot about the reviews and some care more about the general exposure on instagram and the sm impressions which in todays day and age have become very valuable. It is a bit of a mix bag there, but we have been given word that a schedule is being worked on and completed for next season. I know the downshift in testing has been disappointing and a shock to the system with how things had previously been. However I do hope that members don't come here just for the testing. We have such an amazing community here and there is so much knowledge, information and other product reviews to read and discuss that a bump year in testing can be just that. There is still the potential for several off season tests on training aids and that sort of thing as well. We also have some exciting forum experiences for next season in the works which should be just stellar! I also want to say I understand that testing traditionally is what drives a lot of people to the forum, but that just means we need to find other ways of getting people to the forum and to stay of the forum. So many of the testing sign ups were just that. Come for testing and leave till the next one comes around. The final thing I'll add is our focus (mods) right now are as follows - hiring new mod (to be announced Thursday), reogranize and make the forum simpler to navigate and as mods create valuable content for discussion. In the offseason we will look to tackle the testing platform on the forum and decide on its future. By that point in time we should be close to having the new testing schedule and can look forward to the upcoming season. Hope that helps a little even if it isn't the exact answer many would want, but at the moment it is all the information I have.
    22 points
  6. I played a round with @Tom the Golf Nut today at his home course while doing a comparison between the Stewart Q Follow and MotoCaddy trolleys for the Official Forum Member Review. I was worried it was going to be stormy today, but we were blessed with wonderful weather and only had to deal with a couple of minor sprinkles. I didn't keep score, today was about the fellowship between fellow members and having fun while walking his beautiful, hilly course. If I were to guess, I would say I shot just north of 100. My driver was better today than it has been in a long time, I hit several fairways and most of my offline shots weren't penalizing. I lost 3 balls, one in a gully and one on a shanked iron shot. My approach game was good, I hit or was close to several greens in regulation. I hit a couple of greens on par 3's one to about 12 feet where I three putted. I did get a kick watching a group we were letting play through putt on one of the greens where they were above the hole and were tapping the ball and it was rolling over 30 feet past. It was a devious hole location. After they finished they asked if we had the same problem and we said nope. We both two putted. My putter was money on most holes. I did three putt a couple of times, but for the most part I was lagging them into make range. Tom played well and it was a joy watching him hit beautiful driver shot after beautiful driver shot. My shot of the day came on the 18th where I hit a wedge to the back of the green leaving a 35 foot downhill left to right putt. I told Tom I would just sink it just to finish right. The ball took off on my line and looked like it was going to miss right until it took a left turn at the end and went in. Thanks again, Tom for having me up. I thoroughly enjoyed the golf and fellowship with you.
    20 points
  7. Ha! I look at my new role as being kind of being part of the PAC on the PGA Tour. Yes I am a mod and we have to do things a certain way, but I am also representing the average poster on the site. If you, or anyone else, has ideas about forum things, please let me know. I want to make this community better, and that means listening to the community!
    20 points
  8. I figured I'd start the unoffiical review on this club instead of posting all of it inthe TSR Launch thread. It will probably be more helpful to everyone here. So I receivede the TSR 2 Driver and Fairway wood on Friday. I'll focus on the Driver here, and trhe fairway wood to come later. Who Am I: Most on here know I'm a member of the MOD Staff, formely Co-Director of the Forum, but still help out with some general staff duties. Most also know, I've been known to try a club or two throughout the course of a year, and maybe even keep said club or two As for my game, I'm currently at 16.6 handicap. I'm 62 years old and generally play the Senior Tees--5700-5900 yards. My swing speed hovers between 81-83 mph, but read on for some possible surprise increases. My driver distance for most of the year has been pedestrian at best. Ball Speed 117 to 120, Carry 179 to 184, Total distance 190 to 205. Again, read on for some surprising resuls! This year I have played the Stealth 10.5 with the stock Ventus Red shaft, not the Velacore. and most of the year have played my now two year old Titelist TSi1 9.0 with the Adilia Ascent Regular flex shaft. I like it and the ball seems to come off the face hot, but just didn't go anywhere, see above numbers SoI I'm excited to see what the TSR2 will do. My Setup: TSR 2 10.0 HZRDUS Smoke CB Red 6.0 50G At first I was a bit concerned the HZRDUS 6.0 would be a bit stout for me, but the profile of it with a stiff butt and mid section help control my aggressive and fast move from the top (well as far to the top as I can get...ha) into the downswing. Even thought my swing speed topped out at 82 with my previous Aldila Ascent 40g shaft in the TSi1, it actually has picked up speed to 83 to 84 with the new head and shaft. As a result early retuns are gains of 6 to 7 mph in ball speed and 12 to 20 yards of carry and 11 to 25+ total yards. These are reading from my MEVO with ProV1 X balls on the course and used the GHIN GPS for total distances, as the MEVO only gives carry. Here are some early photos and I'll add more data and on course expereince and some subjective thoughts as well.
    19 points
  9. OK, where do I start? Absolute bucket list venue. The format was singles at the Stadium course the first day and 2 man shamble at Dye's Valley the second day. Played the blues at the Stadium (they are the tips because you cannot play The Players tees, that's tournament only) 6670 (played longer) 73.9 148. Played the blues at Dye's Valley 6502 72.1 131. As a team we got our arse handed to us, which was not a surprise considering it was low cap, 5 and below, versus mid cap, 8+. I put up a bit of a fight on the front 9 being 3 up at one stage, then collapsed on the back. I ended up shooting 54/59 113 and am actually happy about it. The wind was brutal both days with pretty much all but 2 holes hitting into the wind. #17 we played from The Players tees. It was 137 to the middle, playing 155 pin in the back. I rinsed 2 (pushed just right of the green pin high) and ended taking a 7. They give you a metal bag tag that's a replica of #17 and after your round you can have them engrave what you shot on the hole, I obviously have 7 on mine. Vosh from Mizuno had them put shank on his because, well, he did. Dye's Valley I ended with an 87, but because it was a shamble it's not being recorded. Shot of the day was the par 3 #11. Plays 211 but with the wind was 240. I hit driver to 15 feet (it stuck) and 2 putted for par. If you have any questions, have at it. Here's a couple of pics. The entrance. Clubhouse Cam Back 9 designed on a napkin.
    19 points
  10. I had an interesting round. I parred all the par 4's and the par fives. Parred two of the par threes. The other two I bogied. I put the ball in the bunker on the two I bogied. I got out fine but left the putt short on number 3 and lipped out the par putt on number 14. Got home and cleaned the clubs and packed them up nice for my trip to Kansas City tomorrow. I have a charity tournament on Tuesday. Then some customer visits while in town. Then home for a week then off to St. Louis for custemer visits and another charity tournment on Thursday and Friday. Its that time of year. I know you are all feeling very sorry for me.
    18 points
  11. It was a very enjoyable round playing with @sirchunksalot. It started off on a good note. We met up with the Pro and he was impressed with both of our electric trolleys. We told him we were testing them against each other for MGS. Then he didn't charge a guest fee and said to go play and have fun. That was a very nice gesture to start the day. Especially after Jason's almost 3 hour drive. We had fun both playing golf and testing the trolleys against each other. If the Motocaddy had the follow mode it would be golden. I liked the feature of the follow mode but it was a little weird sounding on the Stewart when it would get on and let off the gas so to speak to keep the proper distance. I did notice a small problem with Jason's ball position when teeing off with the driver. One small adjustment and he was splitting fairways. I can tell he has been working on his game since the last time we played together. I saw the improvement and he was squeaking out a few pars today as well as hitting his driver longer. It was nice to see him having fun. For the most part it was bogey, a few pars with 2 holes that were a double and 1 triple. So I put him roughly mid 90's. Considerating the course is very different than what he is used to, his score was good. He closed out the round with a great 35 foot down hill putt. Then when we were done we were told that there were a lot of leftovers from Sunday Brunch to go help yourself. Winner winner chicken dinner as they say. Pimento cheese croissants, French toast, O'Brian potatoes, eggs, bacon, sausage, biscuits and gravy, fresh fruit. Now there's a happy ending to a round of golf. I was glad to see that Jason made it home safe and sound. I'll bet the leg muscles will be sore tomorrow. Walking 18 with big hills. Everything around me is hilly so I'm used to it. Sorry flat lander. PS: I finially lost the Maxfli Tour golf ball. For the life of me, I don't know how. I had a chip out of the left rough to get back to the fairway. The chip was executed as I wanted it. It went to the center of the fairway and then left over the hill to run down to the bottom. Leaving 100 yards in on a par 5. Alas no where to be found at the bottom of the hill. RIP Maxi, you served me well.
    18 points
  12. Most of you know plenty about me, but for those who don't my name is Joe and I am 38 and I'm from Central NJ. I have been playing golf for about 25 years (since I was 12) and I am about a 3.4 HDCP at the moment. I started hitting balls when I was much younger - my grandfather cut down an old 9 iron and 5 wood and gave them to me so I could hit balls in my backyard. I remember my first 9 holes being when I was about 11 years old - I shot 63 with my dad. I starting playing in County tournaments when I was about 13 years old and played varsity golf in High School. My first job when I was at the local driving range/mini golf, and all through High School I worked at golf course taking care of the carts, running bags, and eventually became the starter. I have always enjoyed being around the game of golf in any capacity and I have found that it is truly a game for life. I have 2 boys under the age of 6, a wife, and a dog. When I am not working, spending time with the family, or playing golf, I enjoy cooking, grilling, and playing video games. I joined MGS in 2015 after spending most of my time on another forum. The old forum became a popularity contest driven by who could say the most nice things about equipment companies in order to get selected for events/free stuff. It became less of a community and more of LOOK AT ME forum over time and for those reasons I packed my bags and left. I found MGS and haven't turned back because it just feels like the 19th hole at your local course where you can go and talk about your round, your equipment, or anything else and just have a good time meeting people and learning new things. I spoke about my favorite threads in my application, but I thought my responses would give a good window into why I love MGS: When it comes to my golf game, I would say I have quite a few strengths. I am a long hitter (Carry my driver > 275 yards), I have an okay wedge game, and I am a good putter. Time is my enemy when it comes to golf; not being able to practice and play as much as I’d like (more than once a week or so) prevents me from being consistent. I have rounds where I am pounding it off the tee, but I can’t hit a GIR, and then I have rounds where I am a little wonky off the tee, but my short game saves me. Everything finally came together for me in November 2016 when I shot a personal best of -1 71, beating my previous best of +2 74. I am the type of golfer that can be extremely competitive, but I also love fun, no-pressure rounds with my buddies. A lot of the guys I golf with are not as good as me, but I do not care in the least. I enjoy playing with all skill levels and I have no problem giving advice and helping someone with their game if asked (and only if asked). I enjoy walking the course as much as possible and nothing frustrates me more than long rounds. I see no reason why an average round should take over 4 hours, no matter what the golfers’ skill levels are. My favorite club in the bag right now? Hard to choose. I was fit for almost my entire setup at True Spec (thread linked below) The Ping ChipR is a new addition and I absolutely love it. Switched my wedge setup to 52/58. But the staples remain. Ping G410 LST driver. Ping G425 LST 3W (only because I cave the face in on my G410 LST 3W and they replaced it with a G425 head. Titleist 818 H2 hybrid is the longest tenured club in my bag. Does absolutely everything I need it to. My Mizuno irons are just ideal for me. Showing some wear and tare, but trying to hold onto them as long as possible. New putter in the bag this year with the Ping PLD Milled Anser 2. What a fantastic feeling putter that just matches my stroke beautifully. All in all, nothing crazy changing in my bag until 2024 when I got for my full bag fitting for my 40th birthday! So a little about me, but most of you knew that stuff already I am happy to be on board as a mod to help this forum grow organically and stay true to its roots.
    18 points
  13. VIRTUAL WEEKLY MYGOLFSPY FORUM GOLF CHAMPIONSHIP Week 1 Kick Off - September 26 - October 2 Let's get our Competition ON!! Up for grabs is a Coveted MGS Badge for the weekly Winner! Rules to entry: Each week, play one round of 18 holes as your tournament entry. Because we at the MGS Forum are all HONORABLE people, and in keeping with the traditions of this great game of Golf... this is an Honor System. Using your handicap index (USGA/GHIN, or other equivalent means such as Diablogolf.com), calculate your "Course Handicap". In this thread, post your Course Handicap, your 18 hole score, and your score to par. Your weekly standing will be your "Score to Par" less your "Course Handicap". The weekly winner will have the lowest net score based on your handicap. Feel free to add pictures, graphics or detailed description to recount your rounds - similar to the "How'd You Play" thread - this is a forum after all. For Example, My handicap index is currently 4.6. With my course's slope and rating, that equates to a Course Handicap of 5. Today, I shot 37/38 = 75 gross or +3 to par. Less my course handicap of 5 - my tournament score is -2 net (2 under par). Additionally, we will award a Weekly Badge for Most Net Birdies and Longest Drive. Again - this is an honor system - and some good natured fun to compete weekly against your fellow forum members . In the example round above, I carded 4 net birdies or better... and my longest drive was a wind aided and hard pan rolling 270. Any round during the week starting Monday and ending Sunday can be used, as long as it is posted by Sunday midnight. We will post the leaderboard for the Weekly Net Champion, Most Birdies Champion and Longest Drive Champion each Monday following the competition week. Let's have some fun and see who has bragging rights on the forum each week. We will also keep track of the results each week and post YTD points leaders as we move through the Virtual "Season". Hope to see you all on the E-Course.
    17 points
  14. Got to play at Compass Pointe today using the foursome CTP prize from the MD golf outing....Thanks @Golfspy_CG2! The foursome was SWMBO, one of her cohorts from the ladies assoc, playing a better ball match against myself & @MDGolfHacker. And we got our arse's kicked! I'm very sorry partner that I played so horribly today. I completely lost the ability to hit a driver for most of the round and my iron yardages were way off too. I wish I could bottle the extra 10 yards my irons seemed to be flying today for future use. I ended up with the worst score I've had in two years. If the idea is to ham and egg it around the course, mdgolfhacker said it best that we were another breakfast food...burnt toast. Even though my golf was turrible, the company was very good and I got to say hi to golfspy_cg2 afterward too. As I entered the inner sanctum of Rob's golf equipment emporium I swear I could hear angels singing the hallelujah chorus. Somehow I managed to not buy any of his castoffs. The best thing that came out of today was SWMBO saw the stash of golf bling the Rob has. So I can deflect any criticism about my future purchases by simply saying at least I don't have as much stuff as Rob!! MDgolfhacker Posing:
    17 points
  15. Final before work nine of the year this morning. It is just getting too dark in the mornings to see (thankfully No. 10 goes into the sunrise so I can track the ball in a general direction): Tough start bogeying the first four holes. Holes 10, 11 and 12 are probably the toughest three-hole stretch on the course and they always derail my rounds it seems. Battled a bad case of the hooks, but I strung together pars on 14, 15 and 16. On 17, I hooked my drive, chunked an 8 iron to the front fringe of the green, pulled 58 to chip and dropped it in the cup for birdie. No. 18 I proceeded to hit one of my best drives all season, a beautiful draw that eeked out close to 290 yards even though the ball landed in the heavy and wet right rough (a good spot to miss on the hole). Unfortunately, I chunked my wedge to the front of the green and ended up three-putting for a bogey. 40. Reflecting on progress this year, for the season on my nine hole rounds, I've only shot worse than 42 twice (43 once, 44 once) and I'm averaging 39.4. That's a two stroke reduction since last year. Really happy to see that.
    17 points
  16. Four nines this week -> 38, 39, 41, 40. Consistent, but pretty poor on the greens especially this weekend. Five three-putts over the 36 holes. Swing has had its issues as well, but overall I've held it together. Shot of the week is the closest I've been to a hole-in-one all season - on a par four, nonetheless! No. 5, 306-yarder. Hit my drive up the right side and it rolled out to the back middle of the green and within five feet of the hole. Yes, I missed the eagle putt as it broke about a cup and I under read it a bit... . Easy birdie, though.
    17 points
  17. 39/37 One worse today than yesterday- but ironically one less double, and 2 fewer birdies, and apparently, one more bogie… it’s interesting how playing 3-4 times a week, and the same course, with the same gaggle of guys, that the scores start seeming the same- but getting there differently each day- one day you birdie a hole, next day you bogie it. One day you’re driving well, next day the irons are rolling, next day the putter is hot… I suppose it would be boring if it was the same every time eh?
    17 points
  18. Went to the course to practice, but the weather was pretty nice so I decided to walk 9 holes. I only had to wait 20 minutes to get out with 3 guys who were all older than me... and that's old!!! One guy was 87 and hit the ball really well; been playing since he was 13. My driver was really acting up; never hit the sweet spot, but kept the ball in play and never had anything worse than a bogey. Good thing everything else was working OK. Missed an ace on #4...
    17 points
  19. Really consistent holiday weekend of golf for me. 37 (back nine) 39/37 -> 76 (with a triple and double bogey... ) 39 (front nine) 37 (back nine) Driver has started to cooperate toward the end of the season and that's the reason for the solid scores. Much easier to score well when you're not taking penalties off the tee. I nearly drove No. 13 green twice over the weekend, ending up on the fringe each time and walking away with easy birdies. Not the best weather Sunday-Tuesday (cloudy and gray), but Saturday was a beautiful morning for golf:
    17 points
  20. Final day of our Ryder Cup matches and it was 12 singles matches for 12 points on the line. Going into the singles, team Purple is ahead by 5 points. I was in the first group. The matches were paired with golfers of similar abilities and scores were gross with no strokes given. After pushing the first hole, I promptly lost the next 3 holes then lost another hole on #8 to be 4 down with 10 to play. I parred #9 to finally win a hole and I'm 3 down at the turn. I knuckled down and fought my way back and at the end of the 16th hole we were all square. We push the next hole and tee off on 18. My opponent hits a monster drive, easily 50 yards ahead of me in the fairway (par 5). I hit my next shot and it drifts down into a hollow in the rough about 114 yards from the elevated green. My opponent finds the fairway inside of 100 yards. I hit my shot pin high, but I pushed it to the right enough to be just off the fringe in some light rough. My opponent strikes his ball and it goes above the hole, leaving himself a downhill putt of 7 feet or so. Taking no chances, I opt to put from off the green and it falls about 4 feet below the pin. My opponent misses his birdie putt and I concede his par putt. I drain my putt to be all square and split the point. So, I overcame a 4 shot deficit by hitting 10 straight pars shooting a 42 on the front and a 36 on the back! Team Purple went on the win the trophy 27-21. That's me in the back row 3rd from the left
    17 points
  21. The Hole that made me laugh. Normally It's an uneventful round of golf with mostly pars, a birdie or two or a bogie or two. For today's round all but one hole followed the norm. I was even par going into hole 13 with one bird and one bogey. I will typically hit driver over the trees (dogleg left layout) and be 100 yards in front of the green. I'm usually looking, at par or birdie potential. Well not today. A freaking 9 on a par 4. Yup, you read it correctly a 9. Tee shot did not get up high enough hit a branch and ricocheted dead left onto the 9th tee box (1). I had a window to punch the ball back to the fairway. Figured I would punch it with a draw to get further down the fairway. It drew to soon and hit a tree trunk on the left of my opening (2). The ball went dead right about another 20 yards. Still left with other punch out. So I got a little peeved. Did not take my time and shanked the bugger(3). But at least I got in the fairway. Now I'm 160 out. Took my time, set up and hit what I thought was a perfect 7 iron (4). The ball flew true cleared the bunker and hits the rake that someone left on top. It shoots straight back and rolls into the bunker. The bunker was like cement and my wedge bounced off the sand sending the ball across and off the back of the green (5). Then I chip on (6) but it was down hill so it rolled out. I had a 15 footer backup to the pin. I went past by about a foot (7). I went to tap it in and it spun around the hole and back out (8). Tap in for a 9. All I could do was laugh. Next hole, par. Now I'm located right across from the tee box back on 13. Not one to let a hole beat me down. I went over and played the hole again. Seemed so much easier the second time around. Par. Then I made one more bird and the rest pars to close out the round. At least I kept the round in the 70's with a 79. Not bad a 79 with a freaking 9 on a hole. I'm still chuckling as I type this!
    16 points
  22. Ok, todays post will be a bit longer than normal, but stick with it, cuz it’s good. first off a disclaimer, because I played from the white tees, as my buddy wanted to play there and since we don’t get to play too often it was fine. second off, I borrowed a new rogue driver from the clubhouse to try out. It was a Rogue Max D, 9°- on some kind of a Tensi S 65 gram shaft first hole was a good drive and 100 yds out. I hit my A wedge to about a foot, and a kick in bird. Then birdied 4,5,6 and 8. So I was 5 under thru 8. Then parred the rest up to 18, a par 5. Crushed a drive to 160 out, but had to bend an iron around the line of eucalyptus trees to go for a birdie. So I absolutely smoke a 6 and as it went around the tree, it hit some of the leaves and I thought it knocked it down into the fairway bunker. The the other two guys that we paired up with started yelling that it made it! so I drove up around the corner and saw the ball about 4 feet from the pin, and my knees started shaking… my previous best score ever was a 66 that I hit last year, so I knew at least I could get a bird and secure a 65, but I had to gather myself for this sneaky little left to right, that actually turns more than you would think. sooooo, I gathered myself up and drew a bead on the left edge. Just took a firm smoothie stroke and watched it slip off to the right, but held on long enough to to fall in for the eagle, a -7 , final score of 64 for a personal best, and two strokes under my age. I’ve been floating around ever since…
    16 points
  23. Cool, cloudy day today, and I played with my wife and her brother from Seattle. I had probably my best driving day in the past two weeks. Tempo baby!! Shot 76 for another round in the 70's (4 straight!!)... a very steady round of +2 on each side. Had 11/18 GIR... my best ever. Sure beats the 4-5 GIR I averaged last year.
    16 points
  24. Got out yesterday afternoon in gorgeous weather @ Sleepy Hollow in Cleveland. The greens were punched, but it was only $26 to walk 18 (normally $42) The greens were slow and shaggy but not really bumpy. The rest of the course was immaculate as always. I got paired up with 2 brothers & dad on the front 9, and we were told we were following an outing. (who holds an outing knowing there's punched greens is beyond me. But from what I saw, these people weren't golfers anyway) It took 2:20 to play the front, which isn't awful considering everything. But the three dropped and I was left alone. But after it took over 20 min at the turn to get a gatorade, I walked out and saw 5 groups on #10. i walked back down to the first tee, joined another group of walkers and got around the front a second time in just about 2 hours. The second time around I eagled #1! It's a downhill, usually downwind 476 yard par 5. I hit driver-9 iron to 6 feet. I also tacked on a long birdie putt at the par 3 6th. Overall it was a good day and didn't really make any mistakes on the course, but hard to judge anything with punched greens. Hopefully this is my last round without Arccos, so I can start fresh next weekend and really start improving.
    16 points
  25. I played 18 today with a couple of guys from work at a new to me course, Brainerd Golf Club. It's an old course, designed in the 1920's by Donald Ross. I really enjoyed the layout and had fun putting on some really undulating, fast, and tricky greens. There were a couple of unfortunate things about the day, though. First I was looking over photos from the course this morning and saw this: We had a 12:56 tee time and I couldn't bring Wall-E, my Stewart Q Follow out to play which I really think hurt my mental game. The other thing that went wrong was my game. I shot 66-57 123. Driver was decent, I did get myself into some bad spots where I had to punch or pitch out to the fairway, but other times it was pretty good. I couldn't hit irons early to to save my life. I shanked so many balls it wasn't funny. I came close to walking off the course on the 4th hole. I finally started figuring out I was hitting at the ball and not through it and did see better results later. My wedges were off distance wise and directionally. The only consistent part of my game was putting. I made several great lag putts and sank one from 27 feet. Hopefully I can take what I discovered into my next round. I bogeyed the 18th after pulling a drive, having to hit a wedge back into the fairway, hammered a 3 wood pin high left, chopped up and 2 putted.
    16 points
  26. I can appreciate how some of you feel. It was a long gruling, baking in the sun, six plus hour round today. It was for charity so it was all good. I played Prairie Highlands near Kansas City. It was a team event. I knew we were going to be going for things that I normally wouldn't do so I put some free bee balls in play. That was a mistake. You get used to knowing what your ball will do and how it feels. So needless to say I did not play my best for the first three holes. They were all pars, even the first par 5 was a par. So I took the balls out of play and put my normal balls in play. The ah ha moment clicked. Then the birdies started dropping and our team was hunting fairways and greens. We finished up at 11 under which was respectable. Too good to win B flight (which was 9 under) and not good enough to win A flight at 19 under. But we had a great time with customers and raising money for charities.
    16 points
  27. Played a great round with my brother yesterday. It was his birthday Friday and I'm certainly glad he wanted to go out and get a round in with me and my cousin. Had a personal best 13/18 GIR on the day as my irons and wedges were on point. I landed two 200 yard 5-iron approaches on the green and converted one of those for an Eagle. A double, and 4 bogeys otherwise lead to a +4 75 finish on the day!
    16 points
  28. Our last harvest here in Montana. The balers have some new equipment and were flying the Stars & Stripes in proud fashion.
    16 points
  29. I want to be very clear about something - for a lot of us it's NOT ABOUT GETTING FREE STUFF. It's about reading honest feedback from average golfers that look like us. We're here because we want feedback and input on equipment from golfers who's games match ours, not a single digit cap that reviews SGI clubs all day long on YouTube. HQ seems to have forgotten that aspect of testing and reviews. Maybe, as another poster mentioned, it's viewed as giveaways because that's how HQ constantly promotes them with their inane social media posts.
    16 points
  30. ... One of the things I miss about teaching, is showing a student a drill or a particular move and then realizing my swing was starting to slip and the drill/move not only helped my student but helped me too. Like a lawyer with a fool for a client defending themselves, it is pretty amazing how I can diagnose a budding problem with a student but not myself, until it becomes a real issue. Yesterday commenting on bens197's most excellent swing I mentioned how I tend to over use my body to protect my back. Cognizant of that today I focused on using my body less and basically casting immediately to start the downswing. I had the best ball striking, full swing day in a long time. I hit driver to several places I haven't seen on this course and it was just a fun in sync feeling. ... Played in front of a high school tournament and the greens were much faster than they have been with some pins in some difficult but fair spots so I shot a 69 and lipped out a birdie putt on 17 to shoot under my age. I was hitting the ball so well I found myself above the hole too many times and with the speed of the greens I had to putt defensively. Just in time for a big scramble at WeKoPa, the #1 public course in AZ Friday. Lunch, drinks, dinner and swag so I am hoping one more round tomorrow has me on an upswing heading into Friday.
    15 points
  31. Hello, it's me. Yes, the quester of putters, the commissioner of your fantasy leagues, and weirdly enough, someone deemed responsible enough to lead a group excursion at a fantastic golf resort in Maryland. In the midst of this introduction, I have a confession to make. I think I might have the short game yips. Now, Webster defines the word 'yips' as "a state of nervous tension affecting an athlete (such as a golfer) in the performance of a crucial action". Most golfers will know it as a crippling affliction that can take one of the strongest parts of your game and make it crumble. For me, that's been my chipping. For whatever reason after making the switch to my current Taylor Made wedges, whenever I have shots around the green which felt simple to me, I've been completely paralyzed over them. We're talking the shortest possible swings, chips from off the green, the low checker, the chunk and run type shot. This has even extended to my typical bump and run shots with my 8 iron, leading to near whiffs and shanks of bump and runs. Simply put, if it isn't a flop type shot right now around the green, it's a 50/50 proposition at best it gets pulled off. For someone who has prided himself on his ability to scramble well and was a strength of my game for so long, this has really hurt me. Somehow I've managed to continue to play well due to bettering my iron play but on holes where I don't hit greens, what was once a routine up or down for par or at worst, a bogey has become the potential for double bogey or worse. I've worked a bit on some technique stuff but admittedly due to work and time spend with my wife, I don't have the time I once had to really drill down and dig it out of the dirt in the way I could have in my younger days, so I looked to technology to help. Enter this... That's right, I knuckled under and after reading how @Golfspy_Lukes (congrats on the promotion big guy) was getting on with his ChipR, a thread you should check out right here, I decided maybe this was the cure to my woes and I ordered myself as one of three new wedges, the Smart Sole 4.0 C! Set at a nice 42* of loft with a lie angle of 66* and a length of 34" with a Tour Issue Dynamic Golf Spinner (same shaft in all the wedges I ordered from Cleveland), it will get it's first test tonight in the final league night of our season. Nothing like the proverbial fire for this frying pan. So what do I hope to do. Well, I'll admit as we reach into September, my season doesn't have much longer to go. I've got probably 6 weeks left, maybe less if my local state park doesn't stop booking tournaments to get rounds in and I want to see ow this club performs. In youtube videos it has shown to be quite more versatile than around just greens to I'm intrigued to see how it may work when I go down to just PW, 49* and 55* for those shots maybe where the 58* or 60* was the play in the past. But the biggest test is going to be around the greens. Early carpet swings seem simple enough as it's about the same length as my putter and not as flat as any other wedge in the bag. I do hope you'll enjoy the next few weeks of this. I can't promise pictures or regular updates like if I had a full summer of review, so thing of this more as an experiment... and maybe we all learn a little about ourselves along the way.
    15 points
  32. Not on level with most on the forum, but played my best 9 hole round to date yesterday with a 49. Started out +1 through three and then had an OB penalty and a 3 putt on the ensuing par 5 that threw me off a bit, carded a snowman there but recovered with a bogey on the ensuing hole and lipped out of a birdie on the next. OB penalty off the tee and then again on my approach plus a 3 putt put carded a 9 on the second par 5. Double bogeyed 8 and 9. If I can get away from the big mistakes, which get me a couple times every time I’m out, I’m shooting a much better score. Still was pretty happy with the end result for myself though
    15 points
  33. For my third and final round this year at Hilton Head, I chose to replay the course that ate my lunch.....CC of Hilton Head. This time I challenged myself to play all White Tees (6,162 yds). That is a tall drink of water from the usual 5400 yds I play at home, I added a 3W to my bag at the last minute before we left (Bombtech 3W w/Regular shaft). Surprisingly, I hit it pretty darn good, mostly straight about 185-200 yards. Today, I shot a 44/44:88......5 strokes better than Tuesday when I played the White/Green combo for 5833 yards. FIR 10/14 for 71%; 3 GIR for 17% and 34 Putts. Today my flatstick was off a tad as I watch putt after putt grab the edge and roll on by. I only had 12% Up & Downs. The course plays very tough 71.8/138 from the White Tees but I knew a bit more about the layout so I could choode to layup and avoid the water hazards.
    15 points
  34. Had the best non-driver ballstriking day of my life. Yet my score was not great, 94. So what went wrong: Irons flying father than I think they will, due to some swing changes. It wasn't just that the balls rolled to the back of the green, the ball carried to the back of the green or farther. One shot, had 117 to the flag, played for non-optimal strike and went PW. Ball carried 25 yard farther than it should, over the green, landed somewhere in the woods, probably rolled into the street. Had a couple of holes of poor drives, swung too hard on one and hit it in the hazard. This was the swing for the fences type of swing. After the first par 3 on my course, hit GIR on every par 3, to 15 feet or less, including an almost hole in one. On these holes, I didn't club up and hit them well. @chisag- i know you said to play for non-optimal contact, but i think my distances have actually changed.
    15 points
  35. I had a really, really fun time at our league's outing yesterday. It was a place I'd never played, but I really liked the course. We played a lone wolf scramble and I had the five lowest handicap holes assigned to me since I was the lowest HC in our 4-some. I played those 5 at +2 with a par, birdie, and three bogies. I beat or tied the three scramble guys on all of them, which I consider a plus (from a personal perspective). Driver continued to be a strength most of the day - three questionable shots, only one of which really hurt (into penalty area, but still ended up with a bogey thanks to it being a shortish par 5). Irons were also pretty good, certainly much better than they were Tuesday. Chipping was about as good as it gets for me. All told, our lone wolf score was a 90, which was pretty much right on the weighted average HC of our group. We did leave a lot of meat on the bone for our scramble score of +2, 73. We just could not make a putt and struggled to hit greens on the par 3's. The other three guys are a fair amount shorter than me, so not having my potential help on a couple 400+ yard par 4's definitely hurt the scramble score too. I had a par on the 3rd hole at 420 yards. They hit D, 3W and were still 30 yards short of the green. I really enjoyed the format, which I've never done before. It seemed to make it more interesting and everyone had to contribute regardless of HC. I also like the added stress on the holes we had to go it alone - you want to do well not just for yourself, but for the team, too.
    15 points
  36. I picked a bad day to have a bad day. Member member fall tournament. 90% of handicap and I literally puke up and down throughout the day. I had a 46 on the front where everything went wrong. 4 3putts. Missed opportunities left and right even when playing smart. I couldn’t nestle a putt to save my life. Played better on the back for a few holes and then it started all Over again 52 on the back. I couldn’t catch a break. The other guys we were playing could do no wrong. Bad shots off the tee and they’d stick it to 2 feet. I could have probably played better with half my bag then using everything. Needless to say we’re the earliest tee time tomorrow and playing solo. Stableford format and we’re only 12 back so we have a chance but I basically took me and my partner out of everything with that performance
    15 points
  37. I played the second round of our members league championship yesterday. After finishing way back in the first round last week I caught a couple of breaks in this one. First, we played the hardest and longest of the 3 courses we rotate on, and second, after almost 24 hours straight of very hard rain, the course was playing even longer than normal, and it was CPO, which is a grind in the hot, muggy weather. If I ever was going to make up ground, this was the day. I knew a lot of guys would struggle. Blind squirrels find nuts, and I shot an 83/net 70 which surprisingly was good enough for 4th in gross (I’m all but out of that after last week) but I won the low net! The good news is I moved all the way up to 5th in net (still 4 shots back though), although winning iI is doable, isn’t likely very likely. The cream rose to the top today, and the 4 guys ahead of me are all good players. It will be a big ask to pass them all in the final round. My goal is to at least finish top 3, and get a medal, but I’m pretty proud of the way I battled today after last weeks disappointment, and I won a few $$$$ for coming in first today, so there’s that.
    15 points
  38. A 6 some- rediculous! anyways, a good day for the slugger today with a -1 35/35. wedges were good and putter too with 27 putts. Started out with a 15 foot right to left birdie putt on first hole… then the wedges gave me 3 more birds… I need to quit with the bogie after the birdie thing tho
    15 points
  39. Finally getting it together. 43/41 84. Driver came on song on 17.
    15 points
  40. Another round of adventure and unpredictability, regular partner did not show and looked like I would be playing with the same kind of avid golfers as I am, but not, the one who was thinking of hitting off with me stayed with his other playing partners and I kept my tee time. Solo play is great for focus, also not so good for active imagination which can be just as distracting as overthinking. Lost 3 balls by the time I crossed Cazenovia Creek on the par 3 3rd. 4th tee shot went right and played the wrong side of the fairway right side trees (hit most of them) in an opening I have never played before to plunk a 1 putt 8 for 3 over . Only hole a triple, 3 holes were doubles and the rest bogies for a 50. One better than yesterday that was one better than Monday so at this rate in 10 more games I should be at 40!
    15 points
  41. They will go bad as soon as the next ball test comes out and shows something is potentially .8 yards longer and straight. You think balls have a longer commitment then clubs from @dlow206? I'm putting the over under at 3 dozen used, the rest for resale.
    15 points
  42. Shot a personal best of 75. Started out great. Got into a little trouble starting on 5 and repeated on 7 and 8 -low, five feet off the ground pulls with the driver … but went back to the lessons I’ve been taking on Skillest. Paused on the 9th tee and did a couple drills. And bang, back at it. I’ll let you guess which tee box I realized my course record could be broken… The mental game is the most difficult game within the game. But I hit a great approach shot into the closing par 5, played at a slope that would funnel the ball to the hole and it came off as planned - leaving just three feet for birdie. Best part, I’d caught up to the grounds crew and they were there to witness and cheer me on. A very good day.
    15 points
  43. Couldn't golf yesterday, too much rain but still went to the course where I was to meet my partner, no closed sign! A text and phone call, he was on his way. Then the course manager drove a golf cart to the course sign and hung the Golf Course Closed sign under it. My phone rang, partner said the manager had called him to say our tee time was cancelled that the course was too wet to play. I told him I just saw the sign hung that said the same thing... 24 hours later, brilliant sunshine and wind all day and amazing how dry grass was everywhere including today's course South Park but the wind... the trick was keeping the ball low, took me until the 7th hole to work that out when a 3i with ball back in the stance on the 6th hole second shot drilled a low straight path 140yds. 7th hole the driver wasn't a high shot but the wind turned a fade into a wicked slice that dropped half the distance the same drive had flown when not into the wind. Put the next shot, 3i back in the stance and drilled a low planet skimmer 150yds windward to lie 10yds from the green. Late to work it out I should have used that off the tee, but the 8th and 9th holes had wind more to the back and long balls on each one of those carried on the wind. 48 for the day and a pleasant surprise when closing the round on SwingU. Fast round too 9 holes in 74 minutes and 1.3 Putts per hole.
    15 points
  44. I’ll add a little here since I have a small amount of insight since I am one of the most wanted testers and did the ChipR test. MGS has for the past year or so has done what they call labs. They are data driven tests that are smaller than most wanted and typically completed in a short time. ChipR was a day, they did the groove tool which took a little longer, Edel irons, they have done tee height, tees themselves, gloves on vs off and other assorted things. These are data driven tests and not like forum testing where we get longer term more subjective feedback. They have a whole list of these experiments to see if there is merit to the claims or anything else that might be interesting.
    15 points
  45. I know y’all are talking about colleges but how about a trade school??? Tradesmen can make dang good money once in their unions and they are way higher in demand than most college degrees and it’s not a waste of money. I do not regret dropping out of college one bit and I’m making more now than I would have for the job I was going to school for.
    15 points
  46. HMMMM.....sounds like a nice setup; bet that would work for me too. Anticipating normal 2 month turnaround before you switch to something else
    15 points
  47. Had a short but awsome weekend up in lake region NH. Just two days but kids had a blast and slept the whole way back in the car. Great success
    15 points
  48. I'm not quite sure yet if this will happen, but I'm hoping to get a round in with a friend from work whom I introduced to the game this weekend. We work on the same line and walk in together and after listening to me rave about golf, decided to give it a try and seems to be hooked. After asking the mods, they were kind enough to let me gift the Tommy Armour Atomic Irons I tested a while back to him, I thought with their forgiveness they would be a perfect set for Shadoe to start with. Now it's just down to hoping the weather is cooperative this weekend. I'm planning on going to his home course, that I've never played and having a fun time with my friend.
    15 points
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