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  1. Just got mine in today and have been taking some photos and giving it a good looking over to get some initial impressions of it. I'll say I'm impressed with the look of the Stroke Lab shaft and really loving the grip. It's not the standard DFX grey pistol grip, I'm thinking it's the White Hot OG pistol grip, but I can't confirm it on The Odyssey website.
    10 points
  2. Today was the first chance I've had to get the 2 Ball out on the course to see how it performs. I shot a 52 and I'm going to tell you it wasn't the fault of the putter. My ball striking was off and on today and a few blowup holes really killed my round. Example: The 8th hole is a par 3 playing 164 to the flag. My shots were top, shank, duff, duff from a buried lie in the rough, duff, one putt. Triple bogey. I did have four holes where I had the game figured out and had two bogeys and two pars on those, the other 5 were a train wreck. Now on to the putting performance. I had an unbelievably good day on the greens. I mean, one of those days that happen and I'll never be able to repeat. I was hoping to take video, but I had players on my tail and after a couple of holes superstition got the best of me and I left the phone in the cart. Hole 1. 12 feet, left it a foot short and made the second. Hole 2. Chipped to 5 feet, made the putt. Hole 3. Repeat of hole 2. Hole 4. Chipped to 11 feet, one putt. Hole 5. Hit a 40 yard pitch to 31 feet, made the putt. Hole 6. Hit a 91 yard wedge pin high a foot off the green. Hit the 18 footer with the putter and it went in. Hole 7. Hit a chip shot to 14 feet. Had a downhill sliding left to right breaker that slid on the high side by two inches and kept rolling and rolling and rolling. I was left with a 12 footer. Left the comeback a foot short and cleaned up from there. Hole 8. Hit a chip to 26 feet. Hit a right to left breaker that sunk into the hole. Hole 9. Hit a 5 wood long, chipped to 5 feet and made the putt. That's 12 putts over 9 holes. I plugged the numbers into a strokes gained website and got the information that I saved 2.71 strokes with my putter. I haven't mentioned on the forum, but I did cancel Arccos. With some added expenses due to my mother-in-law being in the hospital, the renewal fee hit at a bad time. I am planning on purchasing the GolfMetrics app to keep track of my performance during this test. All that being said, I'm really excited about how this putter performed today and am planning another round Thursday.
    8 points
  3. Left for an Atlanta United soccer game, and of course 10 minutes after I leave, my #7 is delivered by UPS. Now that I’m home I’m gawking at the look and working some distance control on my perfect practice putting mat. I’m leaving tomorrow for Scottsdale for a bachelor party. We play 1 round Friday and should be a pretty raucous time, so I’m going trial by fire and leaving the gamer in Atlanta and taking this with me for the weekend.
    7 points
  4. I got out to the range today after work and after hitting a small bucket, took the 2 Ball over to the putting green to have sort of a "getting to know you" session. I didn't track data, just wanted to see how the ball felt off the face, how alignment would be since this is a style I've never tried, and checking out how distance control was on lag putts. The feel was good, but honestly didn't feel as soft as my Sabertooth. I'm wondering if it has something to do with the slot that runs between the top and bottom of the putter. I'm not complaining, it feels good. It's just different than what I'm used to. I found that alignment was easy using the 2 Ball alignment. At the end of the day I rolled some shots where I was focusing on rolling it over a spot in the green and I hit it regularly. My lag putting was good on distances from 10-25 feet and on longer side hill and downhill putts. I did come up short on most of my uphill putts and those I got to the hole, went long. I did sink a 10 footer that I rolled off the green. Putts in the 3-6 for range were automatic and I did sink 2/6 from 8 feet when I placed the ball three different places around the hole. I'm planning on getting out again this weekend to get some video of my stoke to use in my intro thread.
    7 points
  5. Very excited to be part of this test! As some of you know, I have been on a quest to find a new gamer for a few months now. The Maxfli line is one of the last ones that I haven't truly experimented with yet that are a good fit on paper- can't wait and thank you to Maxfli and MGS!
    6 points
  6. Guys, got home today and I was correct, the net is here! Solid packaging and super easy to open/setup. Tear down was a little tougher but seems like this is made more for a semi permanent setup. First impression this seems really durable especially where the ball is hit. FullSizeRender.mov Of course I will give much more info/pictures in the review but wanted to give a sneak preview! Hoping to try indoor testing as well!
    5 points
  7. Well I must say that Gavinski has set the gold standard for reviews IMO. I would never have the technical skill to do that sort of video. Great, great job!!! Really all of you deserve kudos, it had to be brutal to get selected in the Spring and then wait through the summer as equipment arrived in drips and drabs. A plus for patience and the reviews that I've read thus far have been outstanding. Thanks
    5 points
  8. Fortunately I have mine positioned in such a way that I couldn’t hit anything other than trees or water. Wedge was consistently hitting the top part of the target. What do you launch your wedges at? Most of us launch our wedges way too high. @Twin - I’ve never owned a net before but have certainly used them a lot when I lived in Wisconsin and Indiana. Those were commercial nets of course. I prefer my personal Spornia. It’s a comfortable size, you don’t feel as if you are going to miss it. The ball always comes right back to you. After a few shots with shag bag balls I switched to one of my used gamers from my bag. The target is clear and at the right height for most shots. probably the biggest thing to test is longevity and we won’t be able to do that. I would imagine that’s a huge attribute that sets these nets apart.
    5 points
  9. Great news - that swab test came back negative! I tried 8 iron on the Rapsodo today and was able to measure it although I'm not convinced about the accuracy. I also tried some drivers with my radar, a handful off the mat and another handful tee'd up off the ground. I was about 3 mph faster off the ground than net - 93 to 90 mph - much closer to my normal which is 94. I will not be on the net again until Tuesday - real range tomorrow, work Saturday - Monday - evening free on Tuesday. Remember that I'm strictly the outdoor guy so any Net questions about that part of the test? Let me know and I will either try and answer or check it out in Tuesday's session. I didn't measure anything but I had no trouble hitting gap wedge today. Still plenty of room to hit less club and not worry about going over the top.
    5 points
  10. Well I did feel a bit better today certainly more confident that this is a bug and not the COVID I was tested for. I got the net set up fairly quickly on a nice piece of level ground. We will need to mow the lawn one last time before it goes dormant for the winter but haven't yet because all of a sudden it's been so dry. After a bit of experimentation I was able to get the rapsodo to work! I will admit that it was a bit scary at first as I had to move the mat back much farther than the 8 feet indicated on my unit. I'm thinking I was closer to 12 honestly and that brought miss into play, at least in my mind's eye. After 3 or 4 swings though I was able to cut loose. My speed was off from normal even on the faster ones. That could be because I am sick or because I'm on a mat on dry ground. Regardless it worked! I left the net up as I have a fenced in back yard, there's no chance of rain until Sunday and I want to hit some more shots tomorrow. After that I will take it down, that should be a hoot. Stop back tomorrow for more...
    5 points
  11. Well well well - it was a horrible day today as I woke up not feeling all that well. I think that I have a sinus infection, first time sick in nearly two years. Unfortunately while my doctor agrees with me he's cautious so it was meet the tech in the parking lot, get swabbed, go home, drink fluids and isolate for 72 hours until the results come back. I called to give my wife the news and she said there was a package for me on the front porch that I should bring around to the back of the house where I will be living for the next 3 days. So here it finally was, my COVID delayed Spornia Net on the day that I got to take my first COVID test. How appropriate. I was able to get it off the back porch, into the back yard and opened. As you can see it is very well packaged. The instructions appear simple enough whether it's the paper one in the set or the video that the QR code found there accesses. If I feel better tomorrow I will set it up and give it a try. After all I'm stuck in the back part of the house right now so anything goes back here. Check in and see how I do with it, tomorrow. I can't wait!
    5 points
  12. After taking some photos and attempting to do an unboxing video (fail), I rolled some putts on the PuttOut. Distance control was good and after figuring out I was dealing with about half a cup right break, was doing pretty good. I didn't have any perfect putts, but the good ones would have been in. I convinced my wife and sister-in-law to try it out and they were right on speed wise at 6 feet and would have sunk most of the putts they attempted.
    5 points
  13. Congrats testers @ST3LTR0 @Londo @Alf. S @Chitowngolf
    5 points
  14. A couple of observations on the T300 from my unofficial testing: 1. The height of my shots is much higher with the T300 plus Nippon 950GH than with my ZX5 plus Accra shafts. Never hit the ball this high before, which is a good thing for me, because I tend to be a low ball hitter. 2. I am not sure how much spin i am putting on the ball, but whatever the spin numbers are in combo with the descent angle, the balls stop on the green where they land with an 8 iron or shorter 3. The set wedges are surprisingly good. Was hitting some great partial wedge shots with the 48 degree gap wedge from 60 to 70 yard outs. Normally I would hit a higher lofted wedge in this scenario, but didn't have a 53/54 degree wedge in my bag for the last round (nromally i would).
    4 points
  15. Had the putter come in and then proceeded to put in a 60+ hour work week haha. Going to roll a couple today on my birdie ball putting mat.
    4 points
  16. 3 putted my first hole after no warm up with practice green closed for winter which was mostly due to not factoring in the uphill. Finished with 16 putts (on 6/9 GIR AND 2/3 up/down) and didn’t miss another putt inside 8’ after the first hole. Which included a lot of shaky comebackers from around 5’ after hitting lags past the hole. I guess maybe I will stick with the lighter weight in the putter which was ordered incorrectly. Shot an even par 36 after nearly rolling in an albatross on a par 5. This could be that one special putter I finally settle down with and start a family of little putters.
    4 points
  17. I did some work with the Odyssey this evening rolling some putts on the PuttOut trying to make some perfect putts and recording how many attempts it took to make one from each distance. I started at one foot and moved back every time I made one. It took 2 attempts to get one at 1 foot, 20 at 2, 30 at 3, and I tried 20 times to get one in at 4 before my wife had supper ready and I had to put the mat away. Untitled - Sequence 01 21.mp4 I'm not really disappointed at my performance, it was a good chance to get a feel of how to make putts at these distances and I was impressed that I really had only 2/72 putts that might not have gone in on the course. I think it really showed me how well this putter is working for me so far.
    4 points
  18. Thats good to hear. I have definitely hit one or two 9-irons and pitching wedges over my Callaway net, luckily no cars were driving down the street behind my house at the time. Or at least I didn't hear any resulting damage. I wouldn't even dare to hit any of my Callaway wedges at that net. Good news, FedEx found my net and it's sitting at home for when I get out of work today.
    4 points
  19. Received my #1 OG White Hot this afternoon. Busy afternoon for me, I got a few pictures I’ll post later tomorrow evening. I hit a few putts on the mat I was gifted last Christmas. I can’t wait to get out to do some testing. Un-fortunately the weather here looks like crap the next few days. Hopefully I can catch a break in the action to get to my neighbors as he has a putting green. I really like how balanced it is and seems to be very smooth off the face.
    4 points
  20. Initial convo with wife: Me: "Hey, we got selected for the golf club test I told you about. Come check it out!" (shows her the Honma Beres website) Wife (who admittedly isn't a golf club fanatic): "Looks interesting. Where are the pictures of the other clubs?" Me: "What other clubs?" Wife: "The other clubs they put in that set." Me: "It's not a set, it's just the driver." Wife: "It says it's $850." Me: "Yep." Wife: "That's crazy." Me: "Well that's the cheap one actually."
    4 points
  21. I'm enjoying the intros so far @JFish350 @tchat07, you've both done a good job! I'll have mine posted on Friday, still hoping to play Thursday and take some video. I came home a bit tired from work today largely due to this: We aren't producing cars this week on day shift due to parts issues and we had a team building exercise (literally) where we took a walk at the nature park plus all the walking into and out of the plant. But, I was able to come home and do a bit of work on the PuttOut mat. I bought a metal ruler to see how I was starting it on line. It looks like it was a fraction left toward the end, but I wanted to post a video of the results here. Untitled - Sequence 01 22.mp4 Please excuse the chew marks my pug made when she was a puppy. She's quite vicious. I also intentionally hit a few off the toe and heel at six feet and was pleased with the results. The ball was still going straight, which shows the forgiveness of this putter.
    3 points
  22. I'll separate this into two separate issues: SGA and putting SGA in ShotScope seems reasonable, though it took me a minute to realize that it was giving me 18-hole round analysis and not tailoring to how many holes I actually played. So, if you're a person that likes to go out and play 3 or 5 holes before dark (or you are on 15 and can no longer see your ball and need to pack it in... ahem, looking at you, Thursday Night Men's League), your SGA numbers are going to seem WAY off. I play 9 more often than I play 18 and I kept getting these numbers that just didn't make any sense. ("I shot 38! How did I lose 4 shots putting??") Eventually I figured that it was just projecting my back 9 would be the same as my front and so my overall SG was based on playing two 9s exactly the same. Not ideal for my buddy Warren, who shot 45-36 on Saturday and was ready to quit after 9. It also wasn't immediately intuitive to me that I needed to filter to "Last 1" to see my SG stats for the round I just finished, since it defaults to Last 10. Good for seeing trends, I suppose? Beyond that, the app feels very limited compared to Arccos. In downloading some of the SS e-books, though, a whole new world opened up to me when I explored the browser-based Dashboard. With Arccos, it's clearly mobile-first and if you go to the browser, you're basically just getting a larger version of what's on your phone. With SS, the browser has WAY more detail and is muuuuuuuuch more useful than the app. Personally, I get more insight from the SS SGA than from Arccos, but the algorithms Arccos is using "feel" more intuitive, whatever that means. As for putting, neither system hits a home run, IMHO. Arccos' putt-tagging (even with the new update) was so painful that when I switched to a SuperStroke grip, I didn't even bother with the accessory kit that (for an additional $20) makes it compatible. I just switched to marking everything manually, immediately after finishing the hole. With SS, at least you can mark on the watch, either with auto mode (using the sensor in the putter; they have SuperStroke compatible tags already) or manual, where you stand over each putt and tap the button on your watch. I like the simplicity of auto mode, but wow it's not great at getting the distances right. Manual mode often means I forget to mark a putt entirely, but when I do, it's much more accurate on its location. (Though you're still at the mercy of the GPS signal.) So between the two, I give SS the edge, though there's still room for improvement. Where Arccos does win, handily, is usefulness of the mobile app during the round. This is an easy win for Arccos because SS has literally no use for your phone during the round. I miss the 'mapping' aspects of the Arccos app in-round, but I loooooove leaving my phone in my bag.
    3 points
  23. 3 points
  24. I'm looking forward to this review. I've recently had the passing of my wife so this will be a well welcomed distraction during my grieving process. If you want to follow me during the review I will tell you a bit about my game. I play out of Denver so expect ball flights/ distances that could be a bit longer than the average golfer. I recently set up my skytrak unit at my house and while it is definitely a great unit I've noticed it can struggle with some of my high swing speeds and miss read it by about 5-12 mph it could be the way I have it set up but one of the things I plan on doing is comparing the balls to my current gamer the Vice Pro Plus. My swing speed on trackman last year which was definitely slower than I am now was about 107 for a regular driver and 115 for a nutted drive. I'm looking forward to taking about 50 good swings with each ball per club and identifying the data to see which ball is more consistent. I'm actually hoping these balls fit my game better than the Vice Pro Plus considering I can get them locally, they are known to have exceptional manufacturing standards, and additionally they will only be a small difference in price. I'm hoping the ball is consistent, long, and responsive around the greens. Considering we are coming up on fall golf, I can assume I may not be able to get out much to real courses and they will have very firm ground conditions, but I will be able to also play sim courses and I can play a ghost of myself on the courses. If anyone has any suggestions of what courses they want to see me play on the sim let me know. I also look forward to playing a few fall rounds where I live in the Denver Metro area. Most likely playing Murphy Creek, and Kennedy Golf Course considering the price/performance of the courses. Looking forward to interacting with all of you and feel very excited to do this test. -Jesse Edit: I forgot to mention my handicap, it's roughly an 8 but I used to be nearly a scratch golfer. I've been playing since I was 12 so 16 years now. The largest issues I have with my game are consistency considering I don't play 3-5 times a week like I did when I was in high school/college. My 8 handicap is mostly a guess but I do post my scores to thegrint whenever I remember. That being said I do have some moments of scratch golf that come out, and I also have some moments of looking like a hack, but that's the game we all love (hate).
    3 points
  25. Definitely received the full size, and it is a solid size for semi-permanent setup. I have my initial thoughts on the portability of the net. As you can see, it is pretty compact when folded up, and very nice when setup. I know I mentioned some indoor testing and I will do that, but as you can tell full swings just won't be possible in this garage. It will work well for feel purposes for wedges.
    3 points
  26. Finished up the MLM testing of the 849 Pro up against my current Cobra Speedzone Extreme. The results were very interesting, definitely not surprising when you look at the head styles. But I'm battling some minor injuries too to my right shoulder (partially torn labrum) and left adductor strain so I haven't had the same swing speed I had a few weeks back when I was on my golf trip.
    3 points
  27. I think mine came in today but I’m out of town till Sunday. Will give an update then!!
    3 points
  28. I'll definitely be collecting some thoughts on this (already have a few). For starters, a hole has formed in the bottom of the carry bag (most likely due to bad stitching). Nonetheless, I would prefer to see the carry bag made from a canvas material like the bag for my old Rukket Haack Net. Also, not that much can be done about it, I would note the size of this net when folded up and placed in the bag; it's a bit larger (and heavier) than I would have expected. The upside of course is that it is fairly flat and would easily fit in all but the most compact of trunks if taking it somewhere in the car.
    3 points
  29. Day 1 and the EAS 2.0 had a strong showing on Exputt. No putt outside 4.5’ on 5-50 footers and what feels like the tightest grouping I’ve ever had or close to it. Not bad for the first time ever using the putter outside of the fitting. 9 holes later today. Fingers crossed for 15 putts or less.
    3 points
  30. Qualifier, the mlm swing speed is about 5-7 mph off consistently when measured next to the prpg and the camera based launch monitors, based on what I’ve seen IMG_4594.mov
    3 points
  31. Had what I would describe as good session this afternoon. Went through the whole bag minus 58 degree and got some good data on all. This was all at home in the net and I would say it recorded about 85% of my shots and the majority that it didn't record were higher lofted really well struck shots haha The ipad had no issues this time around so maybe it was a charge thing or update I don't know, but I didn't have any of the issues I had previously which was nice. However a few things didn't work as well one being the auto club detect. Not a big issue as its super simple to just tap a new club, but worth noting. Also to my surprise it was the higher speed clubs that I would say were more accurate and reliable. This also seems to be more alike to what we find at most simulators. The other factor I would say is into a net (which is where the majority of my testing is done) it doesn't get a complete ball flight, but I am curious as how this could be used for a launch monitor for indoor use if this is a product that maybe one day could be hooked up to software for round simulation in the future. Our reviews are going to be up and posted November 1st so for all those who want to see other features or have any other questions please let us know! Update for the Coaching Feature: We haven't gotten any further word on this feature for us as testers. We hope to get access to it, but if not we will cover the basics of pricing, but not the actual coaches/feature as we had hoped.
    3 points
  32. As promised… the infamous 23 putts video
    3 points
  33. I hope you get to feeling better Rev, hopefully it's just a sinus infection and you can feel well enough to hit some balls into the net. It's exciting to see y'all starting to get them in and I hope you enjoy it!
    3 points
  34. Looks like all of us Testers should be getting our putters within the next day or two! Can't wait to get the putter in hand.
    3 points
  35. I think it's a cool drill and whoever came up with it is a genius. One of the biggest things that scared me about the 2 Ball alignment was how I'd react to it since it's totally different from anything I've ever used. I was scared that I would just be a disaster with it, but those fears have been squashed. This was a good verification for me to see that it rolled 31 inches down the ruler.
    2 points
  36. I’m on the IR .. having muscle spasms in my neck .. I played through with it all summer so now trying to rest up but knowing me I’ll be out soon lol
    2 points
  37. Nice! I used to not believe 27 putts could happen. Now I know better.
    2 points
  38. For all you DECADErs, you will be familiar with the putting combine in the app. The EAS 2.0 tied my all-time low on its first attempt with 30 putts and was the only time completing the combine without a 3-putt. All of the pins were put away from the practice green, so I was putting to tees I setup around the green which also made for a smaller target. Very impressed with the putter performance so far. The quality of the headcover is the best I have seen on any stock putter. The row of magnets along the back seam for blade covers works great and is strong enough I can stick it to my irons while on the green. Hoping I can sneak in one final round this week at one of the last 5 or 6 courses open in the area.
    2 points
  39. First off, I'm glad to see all our testers getting their nets and putting them to use. I'm really surprised by the carry bag getting a hole in it already, it does look like bad stitching. Mine's held up the last year and I'm sure yours is an anomaly. It does suck and I hate you're having to deal with it. The only problem I've had is a hole developed in the channel for the roof. I think I'm to blame for that one, not taking care when putting the poles in causing them to wear a spot out.
    2 points
  40. I'm waffling back and forth as to whether I like auto or manual putting mode more. Seems if I'm by myself manual is the way to go, but when I'm with others I have a harder time remembering to mark my putts as I go. I will say that I love having a watch versus a handheld GPS device as it's much harder to forget on the cart!
    2 points
  41. Last year I put up a net in a room behind my garage. Hitting lots of wedges will soon tear up a basic net. I ordered the Spornia sheet to place in front of the net, and it's great. Starting to show some wear, so I think I'll order a replacement ($40) just in case I need a replacement this winter.
    2 points
  42. Well, since I know this is where I need to post things, here is an update. 1) I received my driver it’s back just before my golf weekend. I ended up play 2 1/2 out of four rounds with it and was very pleased with the performance. 2) I have done some range testing With my current cobra speed zone extreme and the sub 70 849 pro. I’m so comfortable with the cobra that it’s going to be a tough road for the Sub 70. But I can say I’ve been pleasantly surprised with its comparison numbers. At this point in the testing I am almost considering trading a car or a driver as a control and then testing the sub Saturday against a few other models. Just because I’m so comfortable with that cobra it’s hard to have a fair “head to head” comparison.
    2 points
  43. I'd be interested to know if anyone has a Triple Track putter and if so, how does the face feel compare to the OG putter?
    2 points
  44. Beautius, jump right in I say! Can’t wait to hear about the party and round! GL
    2 points
  45. Despite being only about 3 hours away from Spornia, I have not received the net yet. FedEx is having a number of shipping issues in my area and the last time it was scanned was Saturday. I called FedEx this morning to initiate a trace on the item so hopefully they will find it and get it moving soon. This is 100% on FedEx as I've had 4 packages get lost or severely delayed in the past two months. UPS and USPS deliveries have been fine though.
    2 points
  46. That is golden @Fjd and @Cory O Congrats testers
    2 points
  47. On a two day golf trip in Ocean City, MD and committed to using the 849 Pro for the trip. Yesterday at Lighthouse Sound and today at Rum Pointe. Yesterday was pretty good even though my swing was stiff. I didn't have the distance due to that but was straight enough and getting enough roll to keep the ball in play off the tee. A few bad swings and the result was pretty forgiving still giving decent distance and I didn't lose the flight too far off target. They stayed in the rough rather than trees or water so I still had a chance to avoid a double.....except in two cases that I 3 putted.
    2 points
  48. Yeah...I kind of have a thing for camo. I think it's the Southeast Tennessee in me and the fact I used to deer hunt. Plus, it kind of matches the theme of my bag.
    2 points
  49. Sorry for the late reply, I've been off work today and been running around with my wife. Thank you MyGolfSpy and Odyssey/Callaway for the honor of testing the Odyssey 2 Ball Putter in the White Hot line. It's a face balanced beauty that feels so good when you roll one. I was able to get down to DSG today and hit a couple of quick putts with it and sunk both of them. I also picked up a new SuperStroke grip that I'll be using after giving the stock grip a go. I would post a picture of it, but I left it in the car that my sister-in-law just took off in. I'm really excited to get the chance to see if this blast from the past has still got it. Edit: I realized I forgot to mention mine will also be coming with the Stroke Lab shaft, I guess I was so excited to reply that I forgot that little detail. I also got the grip out of the car and took some photos.
    2 points
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