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  1. Who would ever think that someone would say best value and PXG in the same sentence.
    26 points
  2. Hitting a bunch of personal forum milestones all at once. I first joined the MGS Forum March 1, 2016, so I'm quickly approaching 5 years as a member. Like many, I'm pretty sure I initially joined for a "contest" (not realizing that review opportunities aren't contests). After lurking for almost a year and a half, my first "real" post was about my basement putting green. It's exactly the sort of thing this Forum exists for: I had a cool golf thing to talk about and needed to find a community of people who'd actually care. That post was incredibly well-received and encouraged me to get more invo
    24 points
  3. Since the builder of my house didn't take into consideration the length of a real car and the design of the staircase down to the garage, I was left with one bay being unusable for anything bigger than a Jeep or VW bug. Brainstorm... what a great place to put together a golf practice room that can be used year round. I have one more addition coming to cover the floor carpeting hanging from the ceiling on the right side. This protects the garage windows in the other bay from an unexpected hosel rocket! I was going to build a wall but the carpet was available from putting a Pergo floor in my d
    24 points
  4. I don't have the decades-long chase that some of you have. I've only been playing regularly for about 8 years now. What I do have is an 8-year-old who constantly reminds me that he has an ace, and that he got his when he was 5. So that's my burden.
    24 points
  5. For those who keep an eye on the Leaderboard, some congrats are in order: sometime in recent days, @Kenny B has become the very first MGS Forum member to pass the 15,000 post milestone! We have only four total members in the 10,000 post club (@Shankster, @revkev, and @Rickp are the others). @Golfspy_CG2 will be entering their august company soon. But this is Kenny B's moment. His accomplishment made me create the 15,000 post badge today, and he is the first and currently only Forum member who possesses it.
    23 points
  6. Evening everyone! My name is Berg Ryman. You may know me from well, this forum. My tests of the Mizuno ST-180 Driver, the OG Odyssey Stroke Lab Line, and most recently the Ping G710 iron line. You may also know me from being a commissioner in your favorite fantasy golf or football league. But if you know one think about me is that I love my Nickent Pipe putter. Ah yes, the Nickent Pipe 001. Double bend shaft, face balanced, a firmish insert and a three dimension alignment look that is ball width extending to the back of the putter. It has been in my bag since 2006, literally 15 years this
    21 points
  7. A POST OF DESTINY... A POST OF LEGEND So, before I get started diving in here I want to say something to all of you. I don’t have many friends around me in real life, most moved away after law school back to where they came from or have moved for other job opportunities. The outpouring of support in this thread has really picked up my spirits during this dark time in our history with the pandemic, the political strife, and the crappy winter months of Central New York. Just wanted to let you know that y'all are jam up folks in my book. If there’s ever an MGS get together anywhere an
    21 points
  8. We are locked in a massive cold wave right now: lows at 20° below zero, daytime temps barely getting back to 0°. So while golf is still a long way off, my bag is settled, and I figured it was a good time to snap some pictures for a WITB post. If I'm looking at this correctly, exactly one club remains in my bag from last year's WITB post (though in my defense, only two clubs have changed since the end of last season). Let's start with the big picture: In addition to the massive turnover in the bag, the bag itself was replaced for this season. I bought a brand new PING Pioneer c
    21 points
  9. So recently I posted a comment in the "YouTube go to club guy" thread about how Rick Shiels has kind of fallen off my list of "go-to" YouTube guys simply because his more recent stuff isn't quite my flavor. I didn't say I've written him off for good or that I refuse to watch his stuff. I'm still subscribed to his channel and do watch his videos, but just less frequently than I used to. All that said, this is a video that recently popped up that I feel needs to be shared. Rick hit everything on the head with the subject of the video. Golf really is the perfect storm of social, mental, and
    21 points
  10. Please join me in wishing @HighFade a very Happy Birthday! Hope you have a great day my fellow birthday boy. And now to the BIG one. Today my twin brother and I turn 50...I never thought I'd make it but here we are. Here is me this morning wearing a birthday gift from my Mum via my wife.
    20 points
  11. First thank you to @Popeye64 for hooking me up with a maltby 7i and a brand new wedge. please help me tag people who want to follow this that I am missing @Chip Strokes @dlow206 @Hotdocta @Popeye64 This has been a long time coming, but because of covid it took a long time to get a few single modus 125 wedge shaft and a few single modus 120TX 7i shaft so the playing field is as even as possible. I will be using fully built clubs and not club connex to give everything the fairest chance. this will be broken down into 2 categories. Wedge and Iron. And of course this is subjective t
    19 points
  12. Well there goes my Golf Galaxy gift cards and rewards certificate. After which this putter cost me $18
    19 points
  13. Sorry that I did not update post surgery and truly appreciate the thoughts and prayers - very difficult and huge (for COVID) funeral this weekend - close family friend as well as a parishioner I went on my COVID quarantine bringing her Holy Communion for the last time (her daughter tested positive the next day - I never got it, daughter only had minor symptoms for a few days, son tested positive but never had symptoms. At any rate, as suspected the surgery was more complicated for Penny than most. The doctor looked like she went 15 rounds with Marvin Hagler when she came to speak
    19 points
  14. @Headhammer nailed it on Twitter, I'm a club ho. My winter practice this year has revealed a few things about my bag setup. I started last season with a 5-GW set of Maltby PTMs, and thanks to #CobraConnect I spent about half of my 75-ish rounds last year playing Cobra SpeedZones. I loved the forgiveness of the Cobras, but hated the gapping in the shorter clubs, where I could go 15+ yards between irons. I had been kicking around the idea of playing a mixed set of Cobras and Maltbys, but the idea of mixing iron brands, shaft weights and looks within a single bag just bothered me too mu
    18 points
  15. Hadn’t had a chance to post a pick of the new truck
    18 points
  16. One of the guys in my group started a thread for our area trying to arrange a meetup. It was quiet for a few weeks, but we got a reply last week. Shout out to @beerag04 for reaching out and hopping in our weekly game. Me and @Mtbryant01 really enjoyed it. In light of Rick Shiels' #walk18 campaign, I'm thankful for the community golf provides. If you're new to an area or recently moved, reach out and start a post to see about a meet up.
    17 points
  17. These showed up over lunch to go in the 5-9 irons. Four additional shafts for the PW, GW, 54 and 58 will be here tomorrow. Have some work to do!
    17 points
  18. Put in an offer on a house yesterday which was accepted today. Barring any discoveries during inspection I'm going to be a homeowner for the 2nd time, however with a much, much larger mortgage this time around. Nervous, scared, excited, anxious -- so many questions and things to consider. One thing for sure, I am going to have to stop club-hoing and be more budget conscious which scares me more than anything.
    16 points
  19. I'm honored! I'd like to thank all my MGS friends for supporting my habit. Without you, I would still be the shy newbie I started out as almost 8 years ago. I would also like to thank my wonderful wife who puts up with me. I read her many of your posts; some she finds interesting, sometimes she laughs. She would rather play golf than talk about it. I started out with just a few threads that interested me, but I found many people here... some have come and gone... that I enjoyed reading about their journey through not just golf, but life in general. Now I look at many threads just
    16 points
  20. Just ordered this beauty. 10° with the HZRDUS Smoke Black RDX 6.0 shaft.
    16 points
  21. At the end of the season, the winner of this thread is the guy whose ball finished closest to the hole without a hole in one.
    16 points
  22. I'm sure we will hear all about the evil's of bifurcation shortly but I'm not in that camp. I played baseball in High School and College at a very interesting time. My senior year of High School was 1974, the first year that I ever saw an aluminum bat. Of course I didn't use it but you would have thought all of us would because we had a guy go from hitting .260 his junior year to .420 his senior year - duh..... In college the coach required us to use aluminum bats - I hit right around .300 just as I had in High School against far inferior pitch - duh..... I never thought that we weren't p
    16 points
  23. My club has a Winter Club Cup tournament set up like Ryder Cup - two teams, all match play. Last year, I had a match against another lady (a friend and our local LGA president) and as we were getting started she told me about a dream she had the night before that her husband had invented a golf bag for her where she could spin the clubs around to choose one. She said it would be so cool to have one with that feature. Fast forward to this past December. I'm sitting at our LGA Christmas luncheon and the incoming president asks our table to help think of a gift to give our outgoing president
    16 points
  24. Once again, let's not speculate on the cause. This isn't about protecting Tiger. It's because we don't know; right now, we can't know, so by definition, we'll be arguing with absolutely no ability to resolve the argument. It's a recipe for strife without resolution on the Forum. There are plenty of places to post your speculations; this won't be one of them.
    15 points
  25. Lots to say here. Let me start with a preface: these decisions are going to be personal and they will vary family by family. I'll share what informs our approach to Kirke's golf and why we're taking that approach, but other parents not only have different priorities: they have different kids. What's good for one kid is not going to be good for another, sometimes even in the same home, much less in different circumstances altogether. A good read on this is Kevin Cook's Driven. As you can see from the cover, he follows the golf students at the David Leadbetter golf academy for a
    15 points
  26. So not to depress anyone other than myself...… I play between 50 to 75 rounds a year. So lets use 50. 50 rounds times 4 par three's is 200 attempts a year. 200 times 30 years is 6,000. For three years I played a work league on a par three course in CT. We played nine holes after work. A real par three course not a pitch and putt. So add 5 holes times 20 rounds, times three years is 300. So I have tried 6,300 times to get a hole in one. I stink at this part of the game! On a positive note... This will be the year!
    15 points
  27. Just got the first shot. Sitting here being monitored for side effects. Personally I hope to wake up tomorrow with some super powers as the side effect, but I’ll settle for improved ball-striking or clubhead speed.
    15 points
  28. Awesome day on the pond skating. My son has not shown interest before but this year is all about it. Couldn’t scrape him off the ice! It’s always nice when “just 5 more minutes” turns into another hour. Ar the end of the day red cheeks, sore legs and a visit from our neighbor dog is always a good day
    15 points
  29. I may have told this before but it is funny A friend of mine about 15 years ago now got paired up with this nice couple from Canada down here for the winter. He was a retired RCMP Police Officer and she a retired school teacher. If you looked up retired school teacher her picture would be beside it. She had some new orange Top Flite golf balls. One of the par 3s have some houses beside it and one guy was working in his yard. She hit her ball in the yard. She went to the fence and asked the man if she could have her orange golf ball back? He told her no that tough luck it was on his proper
    15 points
  30. It is official now, I'm an American citizen.
    15 points
  31. Living where one can play year round is great but on occasion I’ve found there needs to be some time off for a reset. I only played sporadically from thanksgiving to New Years and when I did my round were uninspiring - I had a good time socially but the golf was terrible. My plan was to hit it hard in the New Year and then came my COVID lockdown, Penny’s illness, a rash of funerals and an injury. I went 6 weeks with only a few SuperSpeed workouts, 1 trip to the range and one visit to the putting green. Finally got to play yesterday, the weather was ugly, windy, wet to start, showers on a
    14 points
  32. I've made the decision with my wife that I'll be joining the local semi-private golf club which is 5 minutes from our house. Slope is 140 and 141 from the member tee and the tips., maxing at at 7k yards Last year was a terror making tee times each week, but also finding a quality course to play without dealing with too many yahoos and 5 hour rounds. Looking forward to playing a fantastic course week in and week out, allowing my golf game to grow at a wonderful facility.
    14 points
  33. Thanks for asking Russ. Had a bit of a setback the past 2 plus weeks, that has kept me down and out. But hopefully the Dr's finally got me on the right track and got to the bottom of it over the weekend. So back to building up strength and stamina. Still working at home. Hopefully will be able to start checking in here a bit more regularly.
    14 points
  34. ...all of the conspiracy theorists are going to be upset that a Ping club isn't somewhere in the list. LOL
    14 points
  35. ... These Aguila greens have been driving me crazy. First off the Bermuda grain is tough to read. Then the course designer is a masochist that has a TON of visual misdirections. A perfect example is #9 that is sitting beside a lake and as always the ball breaks to the water with the high point on the other side of the green ... or is it? The 2 drains in dips beside the high side are certainly a tell tale clue because the ball breaks away from the water. Standing in the fairway a good 30 yds away you can see the subtle tilt away from the water but standing on the green it looks and feels like t
    14 points
  36. Went to the golf course today... but not for golf. @Lacassem and I went there to go sledding with the kiddos. we all had a good time but Mark needs to work on his technique getting down the hill!
    14 points
  37. All you need to remember is this: "Tools, not jewels" Then you learn to live with the battle scars. The majority of us on the forums are such gear nerds, we're constantly thinking of the next set anyways. You might as well get some good use out of them before you have to sell them at 1/8th of the cost.
    14 points
  38. about 15 minutes ago: wife: good morning, whatcha watching? Chip: just watching dustin johnson finish up this tournament in saudi arabia wife: i thought it was in arizona Chip: no, there’s another one in arizona. that’s on later wife: oh well, good for him winning after losing his sponsor for saying f____ Chip: no, that’s Justin Thomas wife: huh? i thought he was the one you were rooting for today who’s in a big slump Chip: no, honey that’s Jordan Speith... wife: well they all look the same! Chip: well, yeah, most pro golfers are white gu
    14 points
  39. Update.. went to DSG to get the adapter removed, the guy working in the golf area didn’t know how to do it and told me to come back Monday. I saw the machine there and just did it myself and taught him in the process. And he still charged me [emoji23]
    14 points
  40. Baby #3 is coming in late April so I've got to get my bag in order for the next few years of golf budget distress. Ordered: Srixon ZX Utility 18* - ordered 1/5, will arrive Friday. Ping G425 LST 14.5* 3 wood - ordered 1/27, will be another 3+ weeks. Ping Glide 3.0 54 & 58 - ordered 1/5, still waiting. Toulon Las Vegas H7 w/ Stroke Lab (Callaway Pre-Owned) - ordered, received. Contemplating: Titleist TSi3 driver (used) Wife said if she sees another club coming with new born in tow, I should order a new mattress to sleep in the garage with the new c
    14 points
  41. Would love to see a company do a utility iron + hybrid test. Each tester gets both clubs in a similar loft and then testing centers around on course performance comparisons
    13 points
  42. A while back the company I work for merged with another company. We're both top companies to work for prior to the merger and the new company has been really working to keep that going. They worked to take the best of both companies benefits and comp plans and really gave us a great package of stuff, especially considering COVID (I have no more medical premiums taken out of my check, they cover 100%!!! -and the plan was basically the same as we had, no change in doctors either.) The only downside for me personally has been the 90 mile round trip commute before everyone began working fr
    13 points
  43. So I got permission from the doctor to hit balls on Friday - that was a rocky start. Lots of ground balls and ugly stuff but started to find it. So my wife said I could play today after church if I brought dinner home. Tee’d off at 2 in serious wind ancon and off drizzle - 6 iron on 3 from 140, 6 iron on 5 from 175 kind of wind. Turned in 41. But I found something on 7 that held on the back where I shot 35. Not bad for a guy who hadn’t played since January 5th on very difficult course. My only bogey on the back came on the bayou hole. 185 over a Bayou, I hit my 7 wood over, beautiful p
    13 points
  44. A day late and a dollar short... Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    13 points
  45. So this will be my 3rd 3/4 wood in like 4 months.. Yes.. I may have a problem here Needless to say I've got a taste for a slightly vintage make. Ultimately I've been looking for a slightly larger 3 wood but more of a driver alternative. When I play with my dad, we're usually playing 2 tees forward so I'm finding that a lot of courses put the trouble right about where my drive lands. If I can get a full swing but cut about 20 yds off, that would be optimal. 13.5* should hopefully do the trick. Additionally when I'm playing with my buddies and am playing a tight course or my driver just
    13 points
  46. I'm in.. I had a trophy picked out. You know the kind where you insert the actual ball in it. But I'm sure that company is out of business by now! I've been waiting 30 years to purchase it... and counting.....
    13 points
  47. There is just something fun about leaving work know there is a package waiting for you at home. I have to admit PXG does presentation right. A cool PXG black box wrapped in black plastic for protection. Inside the box is an envelope containing stickers and my extra weights I ordered. I will start with the head cover as it isn't leather but not plastic feeling either(2017 TM M2). The magnet inside the head cover for attaching it to the cart when teeing off is a cool touch. The lettering feels like a vinyl. This isn't my favorite version but it isn't terrible either. The club
    13 points
  48. I'm getting pretty good at tearing clubs apart these days. Saved the basically brand new GP Tour Velvet 360s and pulled all the shafts in about 25 minutes. Step one, complete! The shafts already have found a new home for $60, so I'm at least recouping a little of the cost of the irons.
    13 points
  49. OK, this one was terribly unexpected, but the price was good. Trade/re-sale value is still pretty good, too, so I'm not out a lot if it fails. Time for a driver shootout! Saddest thing about this purchase? Largely driven by the fact that I love how the Optifit hosels don't change the shaft/grip orientation. Having a mis-aligned shaft/grip drives me nuts on my Cobra (I know, I could pull and re-orient, but...).
    13 points
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