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  1. 8 points
    End of Week 1. Here we go with the recap and announcement for Week 2. ++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Week 1 Recap... Competitors: Seeing a bit of a shuffle here as @Bucky CC campaigned hard to earn votes for his intro, won the week, and jumps to 1st place in the standings. With 99 total votes, this poll had a very nice turnout. Forum Members: Thanks to all that submitted votes and participated in week 1. Here goes the spin for our lucky winner of a Puma cap and Polo: CONGRATS! Keep an eye out for a PM from me. ++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Week 2 Challenges... Many of the challenges this year are similar to last year but we've got some new wrinkles to introduce for some unique flavor. Various weekly prizes will be available to forum members based on challenges set forth. Competitors: Enough of the popularity contests, let's see what these guys have got!! Tried and true, we're getting off the tee in fashion to hit some fairways. Our competitors will be graded on their FIR % for the week plus a bonus based on baseline driving handicap. The competitors will also be sharing a 100-word review this week of the driver now that they're putting it to a trial by fire Forum Members: Trivia Time. Keep an eye out on the thread this Saturday. Sometime during the day, I'll post a trivia question based on the testers intros. First person to answer correctly gets the prize. Forum Member Prize: The lucky winner this week will receive a pair of Puma NXT Solelace Golf Shoes. ++++++++++++++++++++++++++
  2. 7 points
    Wilson Golf has a champion again!!! Awesome! Woodland is as good a guy as they come, it seems. So happy for him! Plus, he’s a HOOPER!!! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  3. 6 points
    Will you also be moving up to the forward tees?
  4. 6 points
    What's the debate? We want to hear about the big stick, not a 5 iron. Go big or go home! The competitors will also be sharing a 100-word review this week of the driver now that they're putting it to a trial by fire
  5. 6 points
    Now that all this political BS is over, it’s my time. All the fast talking can’t make up for lack of ability and sheer determination. Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  6. 6 points
    Thanks! To all those who voted for me; you are the reason that MyGolfSpy is such a special place. To those who voted for others, you're dead to me (kidding!) It will be interesting to see which of us go conservative off the tee to pad our stats and which of us will stick to hitting bombs and attacking the pin . I don't plan on changing up my game unless I start out a round 0 for 8 and need a confidence booster shot.
  7. 6 points
    BK with the biggest hug out of all of them. Hell of a Championship.
  8. 6 points
    And another major for Wilson Staff. Class move by Brooks to hang out and congratulate Woodland. But where was Ricky?
  9. 6 points
    If Koepka were behind me in line at Chipotle, I think I'd choke giving my order.
  10. 5 points
    This weekend was the U of I Open held at the Orange Course here in Savoy, IL. Saturdays round was rained out and we got to play 36 holes on Fathers day. We got about 1.5" of rain on Saturday so we played the ball up on Sunday as the course was still very wet. With this everyone knew scores would be low. This course usually plays very firm and fast and to play it soft it was a different animal. My first round I ended up shooting a 72. I was disappointed with this as I left 3 or 4 strokes on the course but I never really had to work for any pars either. I ended up being 4 back after the first 18 and almost didn't make the Championship flight, but did on the number. The second round started out well with a birdie on the 8th hole (my starting hole). I added a couple more and was -3 through 11. I missed a short birdie put on the 18th hole (my 11th) to stay at -3. I birdied the following hole to get it to -4 and thinking if I could get 2 more I might have a chance. That was not to be. A poor shot on my 13th hole (par 3 2nd) led to a bogey and that is where I finished the round. 69 in a tournament is never bad. I ended up tied for 4th. The winner shot 70-63 to run away by 7. We all knew that round was out there and it is fun to watch someone shoot that number. I am starting to like this course as my last 4 competitive rounds here are all par or better (70, 71, 72, 69). My next event is Wednesday in the Illinois State Amateur Qualifier. Hopefully we can keep playing like this.
  11. 5 points
    Alright let's do this. First vacation round in t minus 2 hours.
  12. 5 points
    Gary played like a US Open Champion all week. Great win!! I knew I should have picked Rickie; it wouldn't have mattered anyway.
  13. 5 points
    I've liked Woodland for a while, and especially so after his moment on 16 at the Waste Management with Amy Bockerstette. This couldn't have happened to a better guy.
  14. 5 points
    A few pictures from Mackinac yesterday. If I ever go again I’ll spend 4 days and hit up all 3 golf courses, and that sweet little grass putt putt course.
  15. 4 points
    So that our readers are aware. It's important to note that distance is factored in as well. So we can't just hit a gap wedge off of every tee and go 100% and get a win.
  16. 4 points
    Kudos to Gary and great finish for the championship, but that Koepka is a beast on majors! WOW!
  17. 4 points
    Now that was a way to finish! Great golf, great guy[emoji106] Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  18. 4 points
    Even if he finishes 2nd. BK is an animal. He is on a freakish trajectory in his career. And personally I like both G. Wood and BK a lot, this is about the best finish I could ask for.
  19. 3 points
    I'll save that move for a different week.
  20. 3 points
    So I just joined the Arccos family, got my sensors and paired them yesterday. So far so good. I've read the last 11 pages of this thread, and lots of good info! Thanks everyone for all the input. My first question might have been covered early on that i didn't go back far enough to see. I often go out and play 4 to 6 holes at a time. Should I have Arccos on during those "rounds" will it throw any of my stats off, or is it just a matter of tracking club data to help me regardless of how many holes are played at a time. Thanks
  21. 3 points
  22. 3 points
    Who needs fairways when you can hit bombs?
  23. 3 points
    I'm really loving my 5 iron off the tee right now. So my debate this week is going to be driver vs. 5 iron. Because that driver is pretty dang slick off the tee as well. Can't wait to share my thoughts with you all. Decisions, decisions, decisions.
  24. 3 points
    Did a quick search for Woodland's WITB as I wasn't exactly sure which model Wilson he used. Also wanted to look at the shaft as I think they were graphite or may have been the C tapers. But look at the last con listed for the iron set!
  25. 3 points
    This is gonna be a fun week! Looking forward to seeing those stats, it's time to put up or shut up. Ah who am I kidding, no one in this thread is ever going to shut up
  26. 3 points
    Another Wilson Blade Major win- how many is that now? more than any other OEM I think. Very fitting for this SpyStaffSlam comp as well. I couldnt stay up till 3.30am to watch it, so watching the repeat today.
  27. 3 points
    First post! Woo hoo! Pumped to be here! How long have you been playing golf? 2 WEEKS! And boy.. it shows. I’ve mainly just been hitting range balls but do go “play” a par 3 9 hole “fun” course a couple days a week. What’s your handicap or normal score? I shoot in the 40s on the par 3 9 hole course, but have only been three times so far. What do you love about golf? It’s the only sport I’ve picked up that I completely SUCKED at the first time I tried... Like way below even the average first timer, I bet. I’m excited for the challenge. I’m former ACC Champion high jumper and played basketball at a collegiate level, but my knees went in my late 20s from so much jumping/landing impact, so had to walk away from sports. Been mentally obsessed with my business ever since- Hoping golf is a mental relief. What brings you to MyGolfSpy? Do you already know any other Spies? I was looking for a community on Google to be apart of... Yalls SEO is on point, lol. You guys came up first, and the community is BUMPING! It was a no brained to join! Where are you from? What is your home course? Roanoke Virginia. I’m still not sure where my “home course” is- we have 16 courses within 30 minutes, which is insanely exciting for me, but I’m only a “member” to one, Ashley Plantation in Roanoke Virginia. What are the best and worst things about golf in your region? Variety I’d say is the best thing. Like previously mentioned, there are 16 courses within a short drive. BUT, it’s a double edged sword I feel. Roanoke isn’t THAT big... couple hundred thousand people in the city and surrounding areas... and let’s be honest, Roanoke isn’t exactly a happening destination site. So a lot of these country clubs and courses are struggling to stay a float. I personally think in 10 years, less than 1/3 will remain at the current paces, and SOME (not all) of the locations are starting to show the financial struggles and cutbacks. What do you do for a living? I’m an online business owner and consultant. I help businesses grow using the internet. I own leading digital training companies in basketball, baseball, yoga, Spanish, and golf. I do the nerdy “online” stuff- but work with some of the best trainers in their areas of expertise online. I recently partnered with an amazing golf training company, but in doing so, I made it a point to practice what we teach, and took on golf as something I want to learn and master! How’d you pick your user name? Ugh, I wish now I would have come up with something more clever, lol. It’s just my First name and last name, shortened, lol. It was the email abbreviation my college gave me, and it stuck lol. Excited to be here!
  28. 3 points
    My foursome today for a quick round at our club. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  29. 3 points
    I really didn’t know to much about Gary Woodland until the WM piece. Liked him after that. Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  30. 3 points
    Woodland was great all week. Also USGA had a solid tournament. Would I rather have the champion at -2 to-4 sure but changing the course to get a number shouldn't happen. Pebble had it's fair share of fun and challenges. More like this and less like Shinnecock
  31. 3 points
    And I like the shoes. Rock Chalk to the US Open Champion
  32. 3 points
    I feel like I'm more nervous for him than he appears to be. Great show. I was hoping Koepka would pull it off for the history, but I'm not at all upset that Woodland will win.
  33. 3 points
    I believe it's advise he'd gotten from his father, which would have been during those balata days. Just something he holds onto I guess. I can see cleaning the ball off once on the green, never really thought about a "putting ball" until I played a round with him Given the tech in today's balls it didn't make sense to me, but I was also curious as to what the rules were. I don't plan to say anything to him, it works for him and makes the game enjoyable for him. After all, isn't that what it's about ? Chris
  34. 3 points
    Man, this is great to watch! Imagine if Woodland & Koepka we’re in the same group [emoji106] Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  35. 3 points
    This has been the main project of the house outside from my perspective. The two pictures show how much the grass has filled in since early spring (bottom picture is from earlier this year when it was just coming in.) The grass is filling in really nicely, but probably need to overseed the entire grass during the late fall for next year. Also ignore the dogs pool.
  36. 3 points
    Sunday was 18 holes. Warm-up was solid, nice work on the range after physical warm-ups and the Whip. Played a familiar course, Wigwam in AZ. Weather was coolest it has been in almost two weeks. 5578 from forward tees, 73.20/128, no significant wind Total: 94 with 39 Putts (one of my poorest this year, left way too many longer putts) 10 penalty assessments, 4 OB, 2 went for a swim. OB shots finished left and 3 of 4 were barely OB, but they were OB. Playing partner I was assigned seemed somewhat shocked I counted all the penalties and I am sure he used his foot wedge a few times! I tended to ignore him. 6 FIR and 0 GIR. 5 Pars, 6 Bogies, 5 DB and 2 TB. So, about an average round. Handicap is now 17.2. I am consistently in the mid 90's, some times higher, some lower. Seem to have settled into a base for most rounds. Tend to play from forward tees with 5600-5900 lengths. After all the rounds now, I write down specific swing or round planning items to work on during the week. If weather cools down the week, will try to get out twice on a course.
  37. 3 points
    If you’re paying attention to USGA rules (not “Tour” rules) then once you start playing a hole you must finish the hole with the same ball, unless it is lost or damaged. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  38. 3 points
    Happy to report after 1 round, 3 full wedges, and a few trees that I had no durability issues with the srixons so far. Sent from my Moto Z3 Play using MyGolfSpy mobile app
  39. 2 points
    I love the fact that so many of these guys winning majors lately are playing what they choose instead of what their endorsement contracts require them to play. Woodland tested irons all winter, settling on the Staff blades and signed a deal with Wilson only after having them in the bag for several events.
  40. 2 points
    I refer you to my current statistics: This is an accuracy off the tee challenge while we happen to be sharing our thoughts on the driver.
  41. 2 points
    62 I believe. They signed a good dude in Gary Woodland. They should see a nice uptick in sales, and website traffic.
  42. 2 points
    Thanks!! But not after today!! I was +10 after 15 holes when we quit. Well, our cart quit!! The club's carts were due for lease return in April, but it's been delayed for some reason. We waited in the middle of #16 for 30 minutes before a kid showed up with another cart, but by then I was done anyway. Hot, tired, and frustrated with slow play on Father's Day.
  43. 2 points
    Why not make that putt?
  44. 2 points
    I would not have picked Rose to be the up-and-down machine that he's been so far. I wouldn't mind seeing Woodland win, but I hope Brooksy keeps it interesting.
  45. 2 points
    Thanks everyone. It's been a great day
  46. 2 points
    Must be a sale on Super Stroke, replaced on the MLA last week. Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  47. 2 points
    Played the annual Father Son today with my 13 year old son. We were in the 9 hole division for the last year and he shot 3 over on the front and I shot -2 for a combined 1 over for nine holes. Overall hit it well and putted well for a change. As a plus I also had my two daughters and my wife out on the course with us for some added fun. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  48. 2 points
    - 47 (+11) - 1/8 FIR - 3/9 GIR - 18 Putts Hacked my way around the back nine this morning. Seems I forgot how to play for two holes. I was +3 through six holes (awesome start on the back for me), but a quadruple bogey followed by a triple bogey back-to-back will really kill a score in a hurry. We got MORE rain. The course was as wet as it has been all season. Really tough conditions to play in. **Sigh** Really struggled translating my success from the range on Friday to the course. Mental, I'm sure. I did hit a couple quality irons shots, and I'll try to build on that. Putting was as good as it's going to get. Only one bad putt all day, a really poor lag, from 55 feet that caused my only three putt. Driver was terrible. My opening drive was OK, but short, and the rest were awful. Not the club, definitely me.
  49. 2 points
    Its responsibilities for me. I used to play 6 days a week and now its more like 2-3x a month. I have the time and money to play frequently however with kids at home the more I am gone, the more my wife must do on her own. Once they get a little older (and in school full time), I will start playing again more frequently.
  50. 2 points
    Great question @GolfSpy MPR, it used to be that new courses were getting longer and longer as equipment made it 'easier' for us all to gain a few yards. However, remember when the Open was at Royal Troon? one of the hardest holes that week was the Postage stamp at 123 yards off the Championship tees to a tiny green surrounded by deep bunkers. I used to play at a resort course which had 3 courses, a 5800, 6700 and 7200. I had a lower handicap than I currently have playing there for years, particularly playing the 6700 yard from the back tees. I moved to a 5800 yard course locally and thought I would lower my handicap further. Since then I mostly go up 0.1 each week as it's tricky, small greens and OB just about on every hole. Shorter courses I think can be more fun, especially if set up to reward the high risk shot.
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