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  1. 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.
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  2. images.mp4 Next time don't ask where the ball washer is! images (1).mp4 Was this the 18th hole or just after the 18th beer?
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  3. Amazing what a door handle and color change can do
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  4. Heck yea. Got a round coming Sunday too (first in 3 weeks). Got extra reason to be pumped!
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  5. ... These are the worlds greatest detective Daryl Zero's words of wisdom: "When you go looking for something specific, your chances of finding it are very bad. Because of all the things in the world, you're only looking for one of them. When you go looking for anything at all, your chances of finding it are very good." ... Since only one person can win these contests, winning has never been my goal as the chances are very bad. I think of myself as Batman and bens197 as the Joker. As long as I beat my Evil Golf Contest Nemesis it is a victory. So this week was another win.
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  6. I was expecting this question Samson! haha. Two scenarios in my mind... one is... you play a round early in the week and post it.. then you play again later in the week, and would rather use that to post. Second scenario is... you play more than one round during the week, and wait until you are finished playing to post. In both cases, the end result would be the same... the better of the rounds would be used for the week's leaderboard. So to answer your question, we can support posting multiple rounds during the week, but the latest one would be used as the 'official' scoring. Or if you prefer... you can wait to make your post at the end of the week... just be sure to get it in by Sunday night!
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  7. Foz: Congrats on the preseason championship.
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  8. That is a GREAT score Foz. I should have been more clear, that the first week of competition is intended to begin for rounds played starting tomorrow. My round from today was used as an example on how to post scores and what the leaderboard will look like. Sorry for the confusion.
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  9. +6 on the front and +1 on the back for a 79. Pretty pleased with that considering I don't play more than once a month (excluding two scrambles I played in) and the fact that it was my first real round with the new irons and newly-shafted wedges (shout-out to @dlow206 and Bort golf again!). Didn't hit driver well, but the irons were pretty solid except for a huge pull on the 3rd. 130y par3 and I yanked my 9i probably 160 left OB and made a triple. Made a double on a par 4 that punishes you for going right, which I of course did. Had to punch out and couldn't hit the green from where I punched it to. Outside of those two holes I made 15 pars and a bogey which I'll take all day!
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  10. @ReesedwCongratulations Dave! Well done!! @Golfspy_TCB Congratulations Tim! Nice second place! Let's hear it for the boys from the Pacific Northwest!!
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  11. So as mentioned in my above post. I needed to verify that the step of making a post in the thread was done by both winners. Unfortunately BenHowell did not make that post before the entry deadline. I know it’s seems like a small technicality but there is a reason for that rule. I explained it to Ben, but choose not to make public. Just trust me it’s for the benefit of every forum member. Bem was obviously disappointed but handled the news with professionalism and class. So the two remaining entries with 49 points were @WaffleHouseTour and @Golfspy_TCB neither had the correct score. So the tie breaker on most post on the forum goes to @Golfspy_TCB So recap 1st place to @Reesedw wins the TSR driver of his choice 2nd Place @Golfspy_TCB wins a TSR Fairway of choice I’ll get a PM out to you guys tomorrow with details. Thanks to Titleist for the great prizes and most of all thanks to all of you for taking part and adding more excitement to the Presidents Cup
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  12. Not a problem, You can just use your full 18 course handicap and apply the number of strokes on that 9 based on the hole by hole handicapping. That would be how you would calculate your net birdies as well. For example, if your course handicap is 22, then you would get 11 strokes for each 9 played. If you have questions on how to score your round, you can post your scorecard(s) and I can walk through it with you
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  13. Honor system Kenny. Not trying to exclude anyone, just hoping to find a level playing field for us all to have a little friendly competition
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  14. My index is not calculated by any approved system; I don't play in any comps that require it anymore. I keep all of my scorecards (well, my wife does) and calculate my own index using the USGA system. Per the rules... am I not qualified?
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  16. As lopsided as it looked on paper heading into the week, And leading into Saturday when there was a lot of chatter about it being closed out by the end of the Saturday sessions... I think the International team outperformed the expectations... tough first and second day, but they really turned it on for the weekend sessions, and the members of that young team are going to be in a lot of conversations in the years to come. Congrats USA, and Congrats to the Internationals on a well played championship to give the US team some pause coming down the stretch.
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  17. @Bang60, we would accept two 9 hole scores for your 18 hole entry. As long as they are both within the posting week (Monday - Sunday)
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  18. As Ty Webb would say, my picks landed me right in the lumberyard. Congrats to the winners!!
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  19. I don't currently have a form/table... partially because we want to encourage members to post into the forum thread, rather than submit a form - so we can have as much interaction as possible - you know virtual banter ;). We'll look at potential options for that as we move forward, but for now a thread post will get your info to me so I can compile it. . You are correct - net birdies or better are calculated using the highest handicap holes up to your course handicap - par or better on holes where you get a stroke.
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  20. Some weeks at my club we only play the front Nine, it depends on how many visitors etc. Problem? I've played the 1st nine 4 times some weeks, I've complained but they don't listen to me lol...
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  21. This is an AWESOME idea. Quick question: if you play more than one round per week (unlikely, in my case, but a guy can dream), do you only keep the best score?
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  22. 9/22: The Country Club of Hilton Head, score: 88 GHIN: 18.3 Course Hcap: 22 Score 88 - GHIN Course Hcap 22 = 66 versus course par 72 = -6
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  23. Even 36 on the back yesterday followed by a 42 on the back this morning. Nearing end of season weather with temps in the 50s and drizzle both mornings. Funny how just a few putts can make all the difference. Yesterday I made a few unlikely 15 footers and today I missed almost everything inside of 10 feet. Driver was decently solid both days and I hit some really great irons and wedges. Just a couple bad doubles to get rid of and I'd be feeling so much better.
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  24. We may look at doing a virtual only comp come winter for those of us stuck inside.
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  25. I’m almost positive Davis and Trevor got together and conspired against me and paired up players so that there was no way I could score more points. That’s my excuse anyway.
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  26. Congrats winners! Hit ‘em well and I will keep dreaming until I too can own my own mythical seven wood. Great work!
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  27. Thanks! Are you providing the table for us to input our data? I'm assuming that net birdies or better are Par or better on the number of hardest holes equal to our course handicap.
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  28. Tomorrow I have 90 min booked in the local simulator suite. Special focus on: - 70-90 yard partial-wedge distance control - long-iron approach shots - first hits with new driver
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  29. Typically courses try to keep all the greens the same speed on the same day. There are some variations based on how sunny or shady or how well the water runs off and over the course of the day. You probably won't see more than a 2 on the stimp meter. Course also alter based on weather; fast greens in hot sunny weather are hard to maintain and in the fall they may be a little slower. While it is nice to be able to vary speed, I think you are putting too much emphasis on needing a putting mat with variable speed especially if you are joining a CC where the speed will probably be pretty much the same. You'd be better off matching their general speed rating.
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  30. Congrats @Reesedwand @Ben_Howell34 I presume if the tie breaks are closest to them this will be you guys being 1 and 2 respectively. Nice comeback wins!
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  31. I'm finding the forged to be a great iron, they're as long as the F8's I had and pretty forgiving. Now, that's not to say I'm hitting them like they deserve. There's not an iron out there that can make a shank fly true and straight. That's more down to me and what I'm doing, but once I get that figured out...watch out. Also, the new 923 lineup is looking like it's going to be a performer.
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  32. In the UK I believe “Fanny Pack” has a different connotation.
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  33. I think I keep trying because I got up to sixth in this year's Masters contest during the third round and I didn't stay at a Holiday Inn Express the night before. It's definitely fun picking on these contests, kinda like playing scratch offs.
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  34. ... I don't think anyone followed Washington in 71. I was a Cowboys fan. The South is a funny place and in NC they considered DC the North and filled with yankees.
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  35. ... I am afraid that for most of us here, this thread is summed up by Hotel California "You can check out anytime you like, but you can never leave".
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  36. Any time is a good time for a puppy victory...
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  37. At one point during a game, the coach called one of his 9-year-old baseball players aside, and asked, "Do you understand what cooperation is? What a team is?" "Yes, coach", replied the little boy." Do you understand what matters are whether we win or lose together as a team?" The little boy nodded in the affirmative. "So," the coach continued, "I'm sure you know, when an out is called, you shouldn't argue, curse the umpire, or call him a jerk. Do you understand all that?" Again, the little boy nodded in the affirmative. The coach continued, "And when I take you out of the game so that another boy gets a chance to play, it's not a stupid decision or that the coach is a butt head is it?" "No, coach." "Good!", said the coach. "Now go over there and explain all that to your grandmother!”
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  38. I decided to take my new swing to the course today in a 20mph headwind. After topping 2 shots to start out and finishing with a 7 on the first hole, I got in a heated. My driver came out hot and the ball looked to be getting through the wind nicely. I finished 3 over the next 8 holes. The back was up and down. Good shots and bad. Some shots hit really thin or line drive wedges which wasn’t something I had seen before, thus the high and lows with swing changes. Finished with a 42 on the back, I had 2 holes where I doubled because I slapped it around a bit. All in all pleased with an 83 for using my new swing and also trying out my Scotty today to see if I could get any traction with it vs my spider. More than likely I will have the spider back in the bag but it’s fun to get it out every once in awhile
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  39. 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!
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  40. First hole on my home course is a par 5. Excellent drive. Excellent 5 wood. 56 yards to the pin. Tried to get cute and left the shot about 35 feet short. FOUR putted for a double and it shook me so bad that I went on to shoot a 48 on the front 9. The worst 9 hole score in many a year. 38 on the back nine. I'm normal, but my golf game is schizophrenic. I am proud of the fact I never starting cussing or slamming clubs.
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  41. Being pretty busy in Florida for work, I didn't even bother to bring my clubs. Figured I wouldn't have time to play. I did bring my putter with me because it was luckily short enough to fit in my suitcase. I ended up spending 20-30 minutes each night putting around the various hotel rooms, finally dedicating myself to get used to the claw grip. Turns out having an actual, consistent preshot routine is helpful? Who would have guessed that? Long story short, I got comfortable with the claw grip but didn't like the way my current club felt after awhile. I'm not 20 anymore and using a 33" putter is just not comfortable these days for my back. Went to my fitting earlier before my flight back home and found a new club to replace it. Every time I go in looking at putters I want to like a blade, and today I walked out having ordered a larger than I already had mallet. I'm pretty excited about having a full fitted bag on order. Would never have guessed a few of the options that worked, so definitely glad I spent the time to get a proper fitting.
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  42. One thing about white pants, they will go with anything and will always be in style. Yes, at 76 I do own a pair of white shorts and wish I could get white pants in my favorite brand of pants. I favor FJ pants/shorts because I like the fit, but they do not make white pants in my size 42, so only stone in the long pants. Everyone has their own style, so if white is their thing, live and let live. Style is something that is permanent and timeless. Style is your own and not guided by fashion really. While fashion pertains only to clothing and accessories, style is not dependent upon clothing and can be associated with anything that makes you look stylish. So style is something that is one’s own while fashion is adapting to what is in at the moment. Style is an extension of fashion as you can use what is in fashion and incorporate it in your own style giving it an altogether different touch. If it makes you feel comfortable, just do it. Just sayin'.
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  43. Got another couple hours in this morning. First stop was a nearby course that has a longer chipping area with a worse green so I could work on the 25-65 yard shots. Worked my way in and out from 30-60 yards alternating with my 52 & 58. My distance dispersion was surprisingly tight across the board, left right dispersion was not as good but was reasonable enough that I'm confident that I'll have a decent chance at one putting for the majority of the shots. I got a really great compliment from a guy that was just hanging out before his round. Told me I have a great chipping stroke and that my dispersion pattern was excellent. It was a really nice boost to my mental confidence. Hopped back in the car and drove the 10 minutes to my home course to do some lag putting. I hit 40 putts from between 50 & 65 feet and most (but not all) of them ended up within a 4' circle. I finished them off and two putted 33 of them. Pretty solid for me from that distance. Hit the range one more time with a small bucket. I fiddled with my Driver, 3W, & hybrids last night. Bumped them up to borderline weird swing weight territory (D7-8 after having them at D5-6) after feeling like I was having a hard time figuring out where the head was in downswing. Hitting them today it didn't feel or look like I sacrificed any head speed and they felt much, much, more stable. Who knows really, but I'm feeling dialed (as dialed as an 11 can be) headed into the club championship. We'll see.
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  44. Well yes I did, but when I saw the results I was extremely underwhelmed at the lack of improvement. ’Hottest?’ Really
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  45. This is such a simple, brilliant suggestion. I would assume (with no way of knowing actual numbers) that the visitors to the main site must be overwhelmingly larger than the visitors to the forum, barring a "enter to test this..." day. I'm one of those people that came for a sign-up, and honestly had no idea the forum was even a thing until seeing that one of the ways to get selected as a tester was to be an active member. And then, once that clicked, discovering the community aspect has completely transformed where I spend my time online in any given day. Are any of the HQ folks involved in the forum? Not a dig - legit question. I would think discussing the forum, or bringing up discussions that are happening on the forum, could be such an easy way to drive traffic here, and bring about larger engagement. And I'll be sure to be writing up my experience (speaking of user reviews) of the new 0311 XF (gen 5) I bought today as soon as it's in-hand - I'm not a huge buyer of new clubs, but the deal was too good to pass up, and I figured my experience might give insight to a few others. In my pre-forum-days, that thought literally wouldn't have occurred to me.
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  46. Sad that Hogan brand closed. Callaway bot the Sure-Out sand wedge many years ago and has modified it a bit. Compare the company history to Karsten Solheim, an engineer genius without even an actual engineering degree. The book "Karsten's Way" is a great history of how he built up a business and designed new clubs. He was rare, he had a rare match of design smarts and business smarts. Maybe one of the biggies will buy the rights and put Hogan's name on a premium model line. Maybe Bob Parsons might do it. Hogan was a flight instructor in the army during WW2.
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  47. Hell. I can't tell them apart.
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