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  1. Maiden voyage for my new Honma irons. 38/40:78 2 bogies and 2 doubles. Only hit 6 fairways but the misses were mostly just in the rough. Couple of bad tee shots with one ending up with a penalty stroke. Irons were fabulous; hit 12 greens, 1 was just off, and 1 was about 7 feet off. Need to add the 11 (gap) iron to the set. Shafts might be a little light but the clubs performed very well. My original thought was that these clubs were going to be about a club shorter than my Srixon's. In reality, I was getting about the same distance. The only green I missed on th
    15 points
  2. Friday 72 6/14 FIR 13/18 GIR 29 Putts Hit it great, super easy 72 without ever making a putt. Longest made putt of the day was 5 feet. Saturday 78 2/14 FIR 6/18 GIR 27 putts Had no idea where the ball was going all day long. Just a complete ball striking nightmare. Driver especially. I had 4 recovery shots on back 9 alone. Sunday 70 (par 73) 9/14 FIR 13/18 GIR 28 Putts Started on range warming up and still no idea where the ball was going. Wimpy push cut on first hole, still in fairway, with 166 left, hit 8
    10 points
  3. Great company but just awful play by me. Horrendous would be an apt way of describing it. Then I asked @Tsmithjr9 if he wanted to hit a Wilson on a par 3. He did and then made a comment that sat and festered in the back of my head the rest of the day. I ordered them with 6.0 shafts but if you look at this pic, the top is the 7, then 8, then 9. I've reached out to the Mods and hopefully Wilson will do me right.
    10 points
  4. Does winning disqualify it from posting here? Well, it don't matter, here is the Honma TR21 4 wood that I won in the Instagram giveaway.
    9 points
  5. Day 2 of the Fall Blitz, I Shot 40/44:84, +1 for my quota, so finished +3 tied for 5th out of 31 players. I screwed up a few holes but also had 3 Birdies. All said, the Fall Blitz payout totaled over $4k. It’s a lot of work, but I really do enjoy it. Been doing this for 20 years. Sent from my iPad using MyGolfSpy Cobra F8 (12*)w/ Mitsubishi Tense ck Blue Regular; 3W & 5W Cobra King F8 w/ Mitsubishi Tense ck Blue Regular shafts; Tour Edge CBX119 22* Hybrid w/Project X Evenflo Regular shaft; Wilson Staff D-7 5-PW + GW + SW w/UST Mamiya Recoil 460 Regular graphite shafts; Cleveland RT
    9 points
  6. Not sure where this post belongs. We found out a couple days ago the wife of one of my golf guys wife (and friends of ours) has Leukemia. This sucks on a lot of levels. Her and I have had some “spirited” Political discussions over the few years as we differ greatly but still were able to keep it civil. Anyway she volunteered a lot especially w the poor kids in the Ocala Forest. One of the organizers of the Ocala Forest group put together a Cart Parade past her house today as it’s her Birthday. Obviously we were invited and did attend this event. It was a surprise for her and she sat w her
    9 points
  7. 46/46 for a 92. the good news is the really great shots are starting to outweigh the truly bad ones. stuffed a few wedges to within 3’ from 90-120, chipped pretty well, and a birdie on the par 5 18 which is always nice we had a ton of rain recently and i got out early, so the greens were super soft and slow. putting wasn’t great today i feel like i’m really close to shooting in the low-mid 80s consistently. i know that part of it is just losing focus on a few shots each round. another part of it is not having confidence in my equipment. it’s hard to go at shots knowin
    8 points
  8. My Honma giveaway prize arrived yesterday, although I had asked FedEx to hold it, as I was not home, they delivered and left it outside my door, 10 hours later when we got home it was still there waiting for me. I can't wait to try it out.
    8 points
  9. <<<Copy and pasted from my handicap thread>>>> It was a week of what might have been. Sitting at 5.6, I decided to play in the Wednesday 9 hole comp, didn't hit the ball well and struggled with putting so 6 over round to moves my h/c back up to 5.7. Played Saturday in 18 holer, started really badly 3 over after 2, the par 5 4th was in reach in 2 with a 205 carry over a ditch, wind behind this is easily reachable with my 3w. Shot cutting nicely onto the green and it embedded in the bank of the ditch to setup another bogey. So 4 over after 4 and lookin
    8 points
  10. Brutal day today. After shooting my handicap by hole #6, I knew I was in for a big number. The rest of the round wasn't much better and I carded an 85. No excuses. Just out of sync all day and never found my groove. My team wasn't real thrilled with my scores, either
    8 points
  11. Wilson D7 Forged Irons – Official MGS Forum Review by Greg Garner I’m a ~3 handicap former Division III college golfer. I grew up and learned to play starting around age 8 with my dad. The most appealing aspect of the game for me is that it’s unmasterable. And even if your swing is working, you also have to bring your best mentally, especially in competition. I’m from the Houston area where there are tall pine trees and not much wind, so I’ve always been a high-ball hitter and not particularly long, especially compared to the guys I played with in high school and college. I live in
    7 points
  12. Wilson Staff D7 Forged – Official MGS Forum Review by Mike Eovino (a.k.a. HardcoreLooper) Intro As I stand here on the doorstep of 50, unwilling to ring the bell just yet, I think constantly of the Robert Browning quote my wife keeps in the kitchen. "The best is yet to be." I keep hoping my best golf is still in the windshield and not the rearview mirror, but it's hard not to look back on what was. I have to imagine it's the same for Wilson Golf. All those wins. All those majors. All those sales. Sarazen. Snead. Palmer. Casper. Miller. Irwin. Crenshaw. Langer. Daly.
    7 points
  13. Guess it's time for a new putter
    6 points
  14. Early 9, not sure who showed up! Shot 3 over, many birdie looks but putter wasn’t cooperating. Driver, F8 Cobra was killin it, Mizzies we’re right on. Hope this keeps up for a while, long while. Other 3 guys were playing really well also, finished 2 holes ahead of 2nd group. Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
    6 points
  15. I have nothing do add that have not yet been mentioned by other members, I just want to welcome you to the forum, I know you have been a member since 2017, but I too, did not post or for that matter participated in the first couple of years after I signed up. More important than the new clubs and articles, it is the friends we have made here, those will last a lifetime.
    6 points
  16. They are beautiful and feel great. It is nice that people on here recognize the brand. Guys I played with had never heard of Honma and I think they believe they aren’t the quality of the mainstream well known OEMs. Kind of like a conversation I had earlier this year with someone on my company golf team and i have seen someone else post on here. I hit a good shot with my driver and get asked what kind of club it is which I say ping G400 max. He then asks what kind of shaft am I playing to which I say it is the KBS wood shaft and he responds with I mean what flex. Always fun seeing the
    6 points
  17. a very nice gesture on the group to hold the parade, and bring some joy to their world at this time......... human kindness goes a long ways to making us all look at the good even in the worst of times....... hoping that all goes as well as possible for your friend and his family going forward..........
    6 points
  18. The Honma’s are a really nice put together iron. I’m not sure if I ever posted about this but a friend of mine is playing Honma irons. He became career military intelligence after Vietnam (drafted) and was stationed in South Korea for years and met his wonderful wife there and she cane back to the States w him when he was stationed at the Pentagon. A couple years ago his sister in law and wife got his iron specs and purchased a set of Honma irons for him. They are great looking irons and he’s killin them. His iron played greatly improved, plus his bag looks great!! He retired as Full Bird
    6 points
  19. @Greg - very nice review - I notice that we had some very similar experiences with difficulties working shots and the hot face for shots around the green I’d like to hear more on the look of the D7 forged as opposed to the i200. I was surprised at some of the comparative pictures that you posted. The D7 appears to fare well. Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy Thanks, you are most kind. You were the one who called this category the wave of the future for better Ams. I think you’re right Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
    6 points
  20. This was my tee shot on number 12, a 148 yard par three. The green is elevated, so we didn't get to see the ball finish. No idea how the ball ended up this close, directly behind the hole, without going in. Still, a tap in birdie.
    6 points
  21. Fitting Recap: Overall I am happy with how everything turned out. I went in for a full bag fitting however, I only replaced my 3 wood and irons. We started off by hitting my 6 iron, Callaway Rogue X. I was hitting the ball 195 yards with 30 yards of dispersion. After hitting the ball 4 or 5 times to get my baseline, we started to try different shafts. I tested roughly 5 different shafts I ended up being fit for the Nippon Modus Tour 120 S Flex. Then we moved into club heads. I hit 5 different heads from an assortment of brands. I ended up getting the Mizuno JPX Hot Metal Pro. With t
    6 points
  22. Played with @MattF and @Tsmithjr9 this morning. We played one of the tougher munis in Akron (at least in my book). I feel like I was hitting the ball decently but struggled to score, especially on the front. Ended up with 8 pars (6 on the back thanks to some good chipping), but too many doubles and a triple. Ended up shooting 45/42 (par 71). The greens seemed lightning fast, but I suspect that had a lot to do with the fact that every other course I've played for the last 3-ish weeks had been recently aerated.
    6 points
  23. Wilson D7 forged irons – Official MGS Forum Review by Rev Kevin Loughran 10/16/2020 Intro As I start out I wanted to thank Wilson and MyGolfSpy for this great test opportunity! I am as the screen name suggests, the Senior Pastor of a fairly large church and school community who is 64 years old. I primarily play at two private clubs, mine, The Bayou Club in Largo, FL, and St. Pete Country Club in St. Petersburg, FL. You will see in the following video that I’m between a 6 and 7 iron at 150. I have a moderate swing tempo with a driver swing speed from 90-95 and currently have a
    6 points
  24. Still adding in some media that I couldn't get to work the first time, but stage 2 is up!
    5 points
  25. Welcome to the 2020 Classic Bag Challenge! Do you have an old set of clubs in storage you've wanted to take out play? Here's your chance. You'll be competing for the top prize of a dozen personalized Bridgestone Tour B RX Golf balls and the title of Classic Bag Champion. It was suggested by @HardcoreLooper we do a trial run for this challenge and I'll be doing another in the spring that will include our friends who live in cooler climates and can't participate this year. The rules: Your classic bag must consist of wooden or laminate wood, no metal allowed. Your irons must
    5 points
  26. To get into the hair game, for my childhood and teens my family made me keep my hair short, this was me in my early 20s when I finally went rebel on them. I am mad that for the few years I sported, that is the only picture I have of my hair being long.
    5 points
  27. There spam posts are annoying
    5 points
  28. My review is up. Thanks again to MGS and all the mods for making this a wonderful experience! I'm honored to be a part of such a great group of testers.
    5 points
  29. For the lefties, this is a comparison between the 919 Forged (white 8) and the 921 SEL (black 8). It's a hair thinner on the sole and top line. A little more compact but they frame the ball perfectly. I'll take more pics in the daylight tomorrow. The garage light doesn't do these irons justice. Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
    5 points
  30. Dang! This was one section I had to cut after my first draft was ~4000 words (can you tell I'm a PhD student?) I think they fare *very* favorably. The i210s are the second-prettiest irons Ping has ever made (hello, Blueprint) but I actually prefer the head shape of the D7s, especially around the neck and hosel. Both sets do a great job at address creating a compact package that effectively hide the subtle game improvement features on the back/sole. That being said, I prefer looking at the Pings in my bag, even though you can't play with a club until it's out of your bag
    5 points
  31. Two K/C orys enter, only one can make it out alive..... Just kidding! Stoked to be testing alongside some new MGS fam! Just got married yesterday, and since we're not going anywhere due to C-19 I'll have plenty of time to grind out some practice. LFG!!!!
    5 points
  32. I didn't play my best today. Then took my own advice - after three funky high short left drives, on #12 I switched to hitting drives with my eyes closed. Ahh, much better, all long and straight.
    5 points
  33. Finally completed the finishing touches to my ultimate dream set! Ping G410 Driver to 3 hybrid, Titleist Black T200 4 and Black T100S 5-9, Titleist SM8 Jet Black 45, 50, 55, 60, and the Bettinardi QB8 to blend it all together! Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
    4 points
  34. Hunting season is here so even if I wanted to golf season is done for me this year.
    4 points
  35. I’ll go a little down the mike Adams teaching route on this. Power is generated via a combination of vertical, lateral, and rotation forces. Depending on which on you use more is based on your swing dynamics. Bryson and JT/Bubba simply swing the club differently. Just guessing but JT would rely on vertical forces more that Bryson who is more rotational.
    4 points
  36. That is a rough one. I have no words that can verbalize how sorry we are to hear that, we do hope that she is able to recover well and that the treatment is not too harsh on her. And off course that she will beat this thing.
    4 points
  37. Nice write up. I had a similar ah ha moment after trying a set early this year, including the value assessment (non-golf injuries had begun to significantly interfere with my game). I have been gaming a set of Gen3’s since early June.
    4 points
  38. Well, she did it yesterday. She shot 36 and got past the 150 mark. She did it by keeping the 890 in the bag on holes with trouble short of the green and pitched it on to make easy 4s, but took advantage of holes with more of an opening and put it right near the front of the green. Now she moves back to 200 and will get to hit a few more drivers. I appreciate you nosing in here. Thanks for the confirmation!
    4 points
  39. I listened to a great podcast recently, one from Golf Science Lab and they had a mental coach on. He made a great point about not trying to force positive thinking. Too frequently, we hear that you must have a positive attitude over the ball; that we can't hit a shot if we have a negative thought. And then we wind up worrying about the way we think, in addition to everything else we worry about on the golf course. He suggested that we just accept negative thoughts like everything else, and just let them wash over us. Let it come, let it go. My daughter did a great job of this yeste
    4 points
  40. Sounds like a country song.
    4 points
  41. I took advantage of the Patriot plan from PXG even though I went to Club Champion and PXG charged me 1/2 price.
    4 points
  42. What about a 1940’s 2 iron challenge?
    4 points
  43. ... Excellent review Rev. The Wilsons are not in my wheelhouse but I really enjoyed reading your review.
    4 points
  44. I work for Honda, so take what I say for whatever its worth and through the lens of someone who works for one of the OEMs. So, its really depends what you want. The midsize SUV market is so competitive and cutthroat right now that theres so many great options. The CRV and RAV4 are great options and either would serve you well for years, if not decades; if you take care of them. The Ford Escape is a great option too. It probably would be slightly less reliable than the Honda or Toyota but probably not by much and IMO the styling, performance and ergonomics of the Escape are slight
    4 points
  45. SWMBO latest 2020 Forester. Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
    4 points
  46. I just pulled off an 88 . It was 47* and windy. I played well... until I was on the green. Bogey and double most of the round, with a few pars thrown in. The greens were faster than I've ever played on my home course in 25 years. I just couldn't get the feel for them. A missed putt would go 10-15 feet passed the hole. It was a great day other than the score!
    4 points
  47. Agree with you on the greens, but it was nice to find a course where they weren't aerated. It's a tough course, but they've opened it up from 15 years ago, last I played. You need to have the right club off the tee as there are a ton of doglegs. It was a fun time with good company. Looking forward to the next one. Take Dead Aim
    4 points
  48. Combatants will be receiving a dozen of these. I'm still amazed they ever left the delta-dimple design... just defies logic .
    4 points
  49. ... After having to keep my hair so short my senior year in high school, I made up for it my freshman year in college. That's me in the middle:
    4 points
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