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  1. This one won’t be popular or anything…
    30 points
  2. Steve, New York, +4, extra stiff shafts, driver swing is 130mph I love golf and I’m a good golfer. I think I’d be a good testor. Oh wait, wrong place to post? A little part of me smiles when I see it’s Cobra Connect season. This ones not for me but I love everything about it. Good luck to all!!!
    27 points
  3. YES! Very cool, thank you Titleist for giving MGS this opportunity. So awesome.
    22 points
  4. MGS is absolutely killing it with the test opportunities this year. This one is going to be huge!
    19 points
  5. Oh SNAP! So glad this is back for another year! Two great team captains. Both great guys over there at Cobra... I'd have a hard time picking one to root for. Good luck to all those who apply, this is such a great experience if you have the time for it. Just put your flame suits on... if you thought the guy from Boston was annoying last year....
    18 points
  6. I got mine yesterday. I got out for a few holes today and posted a couple bag pics. I’ll post more detailed pics tomorrow. Looks wise? Definitely Titleist best looking GI iron yet. Didn’t love the first iteration of T300. The 718 AP1 was pretty good looking but this blows it away in my mind. Slightly smaller profile all the way around. But still gives you enough confidence looking at it. Tough to make any true judgments on distance based on a short run today. But they are certainly not shorter than anything I’ve played recently. Nice high ball flight. I have the MCA Orange shaft and it is a nice lightweight 60g’s I think, I can’t recall exactly. I hit about a half dozen balls to one par 3 that was playing 143. I hit 6 iron. A couple were 5 yards or so short. 2 were almost pin high to the right. Then I hit a 5 iron about 5 yards past. I went to hit PW from 100 on another hole. My normal distance most of those csme up 5-10 yards short. But they were into a pretty good breeze and I think the high flight got to them on those. So first impressions are very favorable.
    16 points
  7. I've not yet picked my jaw up off the floor from the shock that I was chosen. Thank you and looking forward to giving these a great test. Excited that I also will have a lot of data to share each week with my SkyTrak.
    16 points
  8. Fitting Part 2: Well all, as I eluded to during my intro and fitting part 1 (which can be found here: https://forum.mygolfspy.com/tests/19-testers-announced-titleist-t-series-irons/?do=findReview&review=38), I wanted to reveal what shaft I ended up going with. Just a quick recap if you don't want to click and read the initial fitting write up for me. Currently play Mizuno MP-20s PX 5.5 shafts in the MP-20s Standard Length, Loft and Lie setup for MP-20s So, I went into the fitting without any preconceived notion as to what shaft would work best for me. I defaulted to PX 5.5s in my previous iron sets because, well that's what I've played for years. During the fitting, I found out that the PX 5.5 shafts no longer fit my swing, and probably hasn't fitted my swing for years...so ladies and gentlemen, here are the launch numbers for each shaft I tested... Trajectory of all shafts tested: Dispersion: Current MP-20 Shaft: PX-5.5: Shafts eliminated from consideration: And then there were two: Kevin, the fitter, with my input, helped me narrow down the shaft choices to the Aerotech Steelfiber i95s and the AMT RED Regular shafts. I hit both shafts again and here were my thoughts. First thought was, what the heck! I'm now being fitted for REGULAR flex shafts! But...but I've always played stiff shafts! Apparently father time has caught up with me and regular shafts maximize my slowing swing. Between the two, the numbers were close with some faster club head speeds being generated with the Steelfiber I95s, BUT, I found, especially towards the end of the iron shaft testing, I felt like I had to swing the Steelfibers a bit harder to get the same numbers I would of with the AMT RED. The AMT RED felt effortless when I was swinging it, even after some 90+ swings that I had made. What I didn't want to have in an iron shaft was to swing harder when getting tired towards the end of a round. So there you have it folks, I could of gotten the most exotic vibranium carbon fiber with hints of badger shafts for the T200s but was fit into the AMT RED shaft in regular flex no less (which is one of the many standard shafts Titleist provides). I was also fitted for standard length, loft and lie. I'm feeling really good about this fitting and excited to see how this translates onto course play! Interesting stats from the fitting: Average club head speed increased by 2.9 MPH going from the stiff PX 5.5 shaft to the AMT RED in regular flex Average ball speed increased by 8.2 MPH Average smash factor went up by .06 Average spin rate went down 405 RPM Average carry increased 16 yards and overall distance went up 16.4 yards So my final take away is get fitted by a professional fitter and watch better numbers come out from just getting the right equipment that compliments your swing! MDGolfHacker
    14 points
  9. Couldn't like this post and all of the replies enough! Getting Chad and Yagley involved is going to be epic, on top of the Tour MIMs being available this year. Hands down, best summer ever playing golf was last year during #CC4. Can't wait to follow along. We need some alumni challenges!
    14 points
  10. 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.
    13 points
  11. Another teaser photo. Full unveiling later in the week! MDGolfHacker
    13 points
  12. TESTERS ANNOUNCED!! Congratulate the following members who have been selected to participate in Cobra Connect 5 @jlukes @Mtbryant01 @Brian A @LeftyMatt89 @txgolfjunkie @gavinski91 Join in the pre challenge chatter in the forum by clicking Cobra Connect 5 Pre Challenge Chat
    13 points
  13. One of the greatest experiences of my life! Can I do it again? I know we need new blood. But I will be following to win prizes, This is the biggest event of the year!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Put your application in boys and girls. You could be part of the CC/MGS family!
    13 points
  14. 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."
    12 points
  15. I hope to contribute to this thread in a few months. My order has been placed! Thanks to my good buddy @Golfspy_CG2 who was able to put in an order for me at his club. I'm going with the 4-6 T200's + 7-PW T100s, 1* up, KBS Tour 90 shafts. Most of you know I'm a huge Titleist fan & that's the only thing that touches my bag. So it was just a matter of time for me to get my hands on the new irons! HA!
    12 points
  16. Well another day and another success story with the T300! Shot a personal best 9 hole score of 38. It was the first 9 of a 27 hole 2 man tournament during the Better Ball format. 3 bogies and I birdie. Ok thd could have and should haves. Missed a 12 foot birdie putt that lipped out and on one of the bogies had a par chip graze the edge before stopping at tap in distance. Just really a solid round of iron striking. Hit 5/9 greens on that 9. Star of the day was the 5 iron. It’s becoming a go too club from 160 to 165, which previously was my hybrid. During the alternate shot side I hit two 9 irons stiff. But apparently 5 feet wasn’t close enough for my partner as he missed both putts I kid, he did have a few key par save putts from 4 to 8 feet during the day On a side note we finished 4th out of 32 teams. Can’t wait for the next chance to put these irons in play
    12 points
  17. Okay, I teased it a little earlier but wanted to give some more details on how the first round for the T100's went this afternoon. I also filled out my initial impressions in my review, check that out here! As I mentioned, I wasn't able to hit the range beforehand so I was flying a bit by the seat of my pants in terms of distances. The T100's in the shorter irons were more similar in loft to my Maltby's, but progress with more traditional loft gaps than my gamers so from about 8 iron and up I was basically playing for a half club shorter because of the loft difference. That ended up largely working well for me. This first picture was on the par 5 3rd hole. After pushing my 4 iron into some trees, the best I could do was take my gap wedge up and over some large trees. That left me with about 175 to the middle of the green with a back pin. I went with a 1 finger choked 7 iron and it looked and felt beautiful all the way. Stuck it to 4 feet, pitched back about 3 inches! And then later on the 9th hole, I was left with about 120 to a back pin from the rough. As I mentioned, distance control out of the rough is specifically something I'm keeping an eye on throughout the test, and this shot exemplified that perfectly. I needed to get the ball over these trees, and did without a problem. Here was the flight... And here was the result! Not only did it not run out because of reduced spin from the rough, it actually pitched back a few inches. I was extremely pleased with this shot. A few holes later, I found myself on the right side of the fairway dealing with (more) trees. I was 177 yards from the green, but if I tried to slice it back towards the green and didn't turn it enough I would have been in jail. So I took the 5 iron and gripped almost to the shaft and went for a punchy fade. I didn't think it was possible, but actually over-faded the shot pin high in the right fringe. It was nice to see some versatility from the T100's in a less traditional shot. And just to make sure people don't get the wrong impression, here's an example of how the irons performed for me on a mishit. Another par 5, I had about 205 left to the middle of the green. The ball was a bit above my feet, and I needed about 185 to carry a pond that's short of the green. I hit it noticeably toe-y, and right off the face I was worried I might be soggy. But the ball carried up until just short of the green and bounced up on the fringe! Comfortably carried the water, and only lost 15 yards on a pretty awful strike. I was impressed and relieved haha. And then last nugget of the day for me. On the 17th, I had 150 yards slightly downhill to a middle pin. Hit a trap PW to get a little more out of it, and let me tell you it looked GOOD. It bounced once, rattled the flag, and came right back to me. Ended up settling 8-9 feet from the pin. That was comfortably the longest distance I've ever hit the flag or the hole, so that was pretty exciting. All in all, really promising first round! I'll be playing again on Monday for sure, as well as hopefully a range session or two to continue to familiarize myself with the new sticks.
    12 points
  18. Received the clubs last week but I didn't get home until Saturday. Some pics I took opening them, clubs look great ! packaged really well.
    12 points
  19. WHAAAAAAAAAAT So excited for this opportunity!! Seeing some early reviews seems like this year's T series is very promising all the way throughout the line. Should be a good one!
    12 points
  20. Woot woot! Thanks MGS, fujikura and evnroll! Will be my 3rd ever putter cannot wait to get this setup going! Hopefully we can nickname her
    12 points
  21. Whoa! Now this cool! I was just telling @xOldBenKenobiX that I would get a launch monitor and lessons If I had $1000 to spend on golf equipment! Another awesome opportunity from MGS!
    12 points
  22. So you're not wrong. The closest fitters are the Club Champion locations in Mineapolis and Milwaukee, and both of those are about a five hour drive from my house. BUT... I have news that is currently not fully disclosable. There are circumstances that are going to permit me to go through a full fitting with a really special guest fitter. But the details of that will come....
    12 points
  23. For those of you lucky enough to be selected, this is not just about you playing golf for A summer and getting a free set of clubs. this is about you representing the greatest golf community online, an incredible Golf Company, as well as your family and friends.. As any of the Alumni will attest, your friends and family get invested also. My wife was asking what the competitions were weekly, when was i going to play.. Did I get my posts in Hell she almost got into it more than I did.. Friends were making tee times and calling to see if I was able to play, as well as Making sure I played well.. And everybody at Cobra Golf, and Arccos, are top notch. They trust us to be honest reliable and open about their products, Good or bad.. Enjoy the adventure, and get ready for the torture..
    12 points
  24. Ohh Boy! Last years Cobra Connect Challenge is what got me to join MGS. I didn't get selected, but am still very happy I joined. Also, by following along with the results last year I must say that MSG did a good job NOT picking me for that challenge as at that time I would not have had enough time to do it justice. Now knowing that and knowing my current schedule would still not be open enough I hope to follow along and wish the best to the chosen people! Maybe next year I'll throw my hat in the ring again!
    12 points
  25. So I was thinking that I might get my clubs the first week of October but nope, they arrived today . Unfortunately it was way too windy to have a hit today and tomorrow looks wet. A couple of first impressions, these things are beautiful and they are way slimmer than my Cobras. I am meant to be playing a matchplay game tomorrow so it will be a true baptism of fire for them. Let the testing begin
    11 points
  26. Ok guys and gals, as promised, the unboxing video... MDGolfHacker
    11 points
  27. As I mentioned earlier I also got mine in yesterday. I checked it out and it feels like a nice solid and well built piece of equipment. The mechanism to open the phone/tablet holder is smooth and feels really well built. I charged it up and configured the app in both my iPhone and iPad so I can try both out at the range. I was temped to go out on lunch and hit some foam balls in the yard even though they don’t work, but just to go through the setup process. But a call invitation changed those plans. We’ll get out there soon for a range session! Also shout out to Rapsodo. They sent me a carrying case that perfectly matches my golf bag! P.S. Looks like they have a built in Long Drive competition mode for me and Mark to take full advantage of… Things are about to get very competitive. Feelings may get hurt. I hope he’s ok with that.
    11 points
  28. Big testing day today. I played 18 and played both the Tour and the Tour X. I rotated the ball I used to score with. So the first ball I hit off the tee was the one that counted. I rotated which to hit first. The second tee shot was to check distance and direction against the other model ball. First impressions. Both balls play well but have a slightly different sound. Nothing annoying but slightly different. Probably just due to the compression difference. The Tour feels better for me but could easily play either. I do prefer a softer feeling ball. So starting off with the driver I did not notice any distance differences between the two. The Tour X seemed to have a higher ball flight. Although they wound up in the same spot in the fairway they took a different path. The Tour flighted a little lower and got more roll and the X a little higher with less roll. On the next hole it was a dog leg left both balls rolled through the fairway. Still the same consistency in length. Smoked these two, a 360 yard hole and I was left with 70 yards. Although I like the feel of the softer ball (Tour) off the tee, they both performed well. I could go into more detail on the round but I did do specific testing after the round which we will get into. But I did shoot very well with a 68. Two bogies one on the front 9 and one on the back 9. I had Two birdies on the front and three on the back. Both balls remained consistent in driving. Next up rounds of 60 yard lob wedges. A sleeve of each ball. Multiple times. No major differences for me. They all just dropped and stopped. No excess spinning. This was a typical result. Next test was a 30 yard pitch with my 50 degree gap wedge. This is where I had the most difference in results. The three closer to the pin were the Tour. They hit right around where the other three balls are and rolled up to the flag. The Tour X pretty much just did a hop and stop. So with the X you have to attack the pin more or use a slightly less lofted club if you like a little roll. I conducted this test a total of four times with similar results. This was the second round photo. My last test of the day was on the putting green. I was rolling 20 footers and although there was a slight difference in sound the performance was the same. I repeated this test four times with two balls of each model. Note: No balls were lost or harmed during testing. All photos are actual results. Can't promise some won't be harmed next test. Sand test will be coming up in a few days.
    11 points
  29. Well look what finally decided to arrive. I'll have thoughts on it tomorrow after a round or range session because apparently we aren't playing skins tomorrow
    11 points
  30. And here it is: my introduction, fitting, unboxing, and expectations video! (Pro tip: if you don't want to spend 15 minutes of your life hearing me wax eloquent about putting, change the playback speed to 1.5.) Let me know what questions you have about the putter or aspects of the testing you'd like to see.
    11 points
  31. TESTERS ANNOUNCED Ok, this one I'm sure the anticipation has been building for a bit, so without any further adieu, here are our testers: Epic Max LS @DannyDips @ejgaudette Epic Speed @Siamese Moose @MaxEntropy Congratulations guys. As heads up, you'll be getting an automated email from MGS saying you've been selected, but more importantly look for a PM from me later today with more information on what comes next!
    11 points
  32. MGS has been bring the firepower this spring with these early reviews. It's awesome seeing the quality of product that is being reviewed these days.
    11 points
  33. Nice! I followed the Honma Driver test group last year and they all seemed to love the performance they were getting out of it. This is a great opportunity for the average swing speed group out there! I didn't like a lot of Honma's earlier designs, but these are some sweet looking big sticks. Good luck to those who apply!
    11 points
  34. To answer a couple of those questions. For Cobra Connect, we always try to make sure all areas of the country are open and in playable weather when picks are made. I think one year maybe 2 or 3 we misjudged by a bit and left some areas out. This year we announced a bit earlier knowing the selection process was going to take a bit longer due to the format change and also to allow for any delays in product that Cobra might have. Although they think they will be in good shape for this. Sorry for not holding to our normal timeframe of announcing the same week entries closed. But we want to make sure the new process gives everyone a fair look.
    11 points
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  36. Great choices for this test, Congrats you guys!
    10 points
  37. Wow, very excited and thankful to have been selected. Can’t wait for the process to begin.
    10 points
  38. Congrats guys! Looking forward to the reviews. Have any of you used Arccos to give a good compare? @Chip Strokes make sure you got that watch on right… I don’t want any reviews on the watch head flying 300 yards down range because it couldn’t handle the swing speed!
    10 points
  39. Would love to sign up but already have Arccos. It's a pretty good system. Good luck to everyone!
    10 points
  40. Apologies for keeping everyone hanging with the Check-Go-Pro teaser! I was able to go through both boxes last night and run them all. If you have not seen a CGP in action, here's an example video I took the other night: I mark my balls with a washable children's marker so it can easily be removed with water later. On balls without a specific CG stamp, I'd usually use a permanent marker to mark the CG line before putting the ball in play. I ran each of the two dozen balls through the CGP. I considered the CG stamp to be "correct," if the the line marked by the CGP followed the same general direction as marked on the ball. If a ball marked significantly out of line (i.e. perpendicular to the factory stamp), I put the ball back into the CGP. As @Tom the Golf Nut pointed out, if the second spin in the CGP revealed yet another different line, I considered the ball to be perfectly balanced. If the two lines on the balls were similar, I considered the mark to be wrong. My findings are as follows: TOUR (3) Balls with "Perfect" balance. (4) Balls with matched CG lines, including (1) matching the factory line perfectly. (5) Balls where the CGP line was different than the factory mark. TOUR X (1) Ball with "Perfect" balance. (7) Balls with matched CG lines, including (2) matching the factory line perfectly. (4) Balls where the CGP line was different than the factory mark. One interesting thing I noted, as did @golfish!, is that several of the balls were very unstable inside of the CGP. The balls wobbled and hit the guard as the CGP was coming up to speed. I have never had that happen before with other balls. I'd be curious to learn more about how Maxfli/Foremost does the CG balancing check in the factory. Is it a completely automated process, or is there a worker responsible for setting a ball a specific way before it reaches the printer? On several of the balls where the CG mark was not matched, the line from the CGP was very closely aligned to the MAXFLI printing, almost like the ball was rotated 90 degrees from it's measured CG before it was printed.
    10 points
  41. Woo!! Thanks MGS, Rapsodo, and Mods!! A very happy birthday indeed! I’m very excited to add this to my practice routine and see what some coaching can do for me. Time to get back to the lake! Having some fun with the kiddos today
    10 points
  42. So a few more early impressions. Got in nine holes with Kirke this morning. I missed two putts that I really wanted to make. Both were within 8'; on both, as soon as I hit the putt, I knew I had changed the face angle at impact (one push, one pull). Even so, Arccos saw my putting as a strength (about a 6 handicap). Through 27 holes with the Edel, I have 44 putts—with zero three putts so far. That works out to just under 30 putts per 18. On the subjective side (I know I'm overdue for a gratuitous photo post): I have zero complaints. I don't know that I'd say there's anything about the putter's looks or feel that wows me. On the feel side: I've been an insert guy for a while now, mostly with Odyssey. In general, I favor a soft feel in a putter. The Edel obviously doesn't feel like a soft insert, but it's also in no way harsh. It feels, to me, exactly like what I'd expect. That's what I mean by not wowing me; it's not really a criticism. The same is true for the looks, especially at address. The Edel looks utilitarian, but in the best way. It doesn't at all look cheap, in my estimation. But it also doesn't look like it's trying to edge into the Tyson Lamb discussion either. I will say, as one final comment here: my putter is heavy. I do not know the spec of the weight in the handle of the putter. But I do know that the full putter feels really substantial. I'll weigh it in the next couple of days and post a total weight. All that said, during the stroke, it feels properly balanced to me.
    10 points
  43. One extremely important thing that I learned through my fitting was that some aspects of my putting setup almost work against my own biomechanics when it comes to the setup and stroke. After learning more about my arm length and how my own joints function (even taking into account movement limitations from previous sports injuries, etc) basically from my hips up to my head, I was able to be fit according to my actual natural tendencies and body and was also given some great instruction on how to find my more natural setup and stroke. The Edel EAS fitting system is really engineered to work with every aspect of YOUR natural setup and movements. My grip was almost there but I learned that it was more forced than it needed to be due to having to adapt for ridges and flat surfaces and the rounded grip from Edel, while it was about the same size/weight as my GP Pro Only Red Star, allowed my hands to grip the club in a way that was much more organic and in tune with my biomechanics. I also found out that my stroke pace was more rushed than it needed to be due to having the feeling of too much head weight and not enough balancing throughout the grip and shaft. While my previous setup was in the ballpark.. I learned that it was maybe more so at the concession stand rather than on the playing field. Needless to say, I'm losing my mind over how stoked I am to get the putter back from Edel to start the testing process. I know I'm pretty much giving out a lot of info that I'll be including in my review but I'm just too excited to hold it in until then
    10 points
  44. Thanks to Fujikura, Evnroll, and MGS for the awesome testing opportunity! Good luck to everyone applying and this should be a great review.
    10 points
  45. Well, I happened to be 20 minutes from Evnroll so I made a drive. Met Alan who gave me the nickel tour. He was most gracious and liked my shirt. He let me try the ER11v. It felt great. They have a very nice fitting area, complete with a Quintic System. It’s definitely the place to get fitted. Alan even hooked me up with a hat.
    10 points
  46. My local range just send out an email that they are hosting a Cobra fitting day next Monday. I called an reserved my spot -- just in case
    10 points
  47. Good luck to you lucky sobs that get to be tortured by us for two months . I hereby throw my hat in for CCC10.
    10 points
  48. Sadly, I wish I was joking. MGS, it pains me to have to be the one to deliver this news, but it appears the results of CC4 are now under scrutiny. It turns out that @B.Boston was illegally lowering the compression of his golf balls during play, the technical/Boston term is “deflating.” Additionally, it seems he was also secretly making video recordings of his competitors pre-round range sessions, the technical/Boston term being walk-throughs. When asked “how can you sleep at night?” @B.Bostononly responded “it’s wicked hard.” More to come as this story unfolds.
    10 points
  49. The Grand Pappy of forum testing, the big one... my aging heart can barely take it. With my new sticks soon to be arriving (had to go back to builder, long story, don't want to talk about it ) I really don't have the time this contest/equipment review warrants and deserves. But, I'll definitely be following along and looking to select the winning tester. Maximus rotation is still a key skill but the staff at Team Fix will be looking for some other TBA attributes . Good luck to all the applicants. Let the games, smack talk, and gif-a-thon commence
    10 points
  50. Oh baby. Was wondering if this was going to happen this year!
    10 points
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