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  1. I am not going to lie people, this post has taken me a long time to write and post. This is not a bad thing, I simply could not find the words to describe what happened this afternoon at 3 pm central time in a 25 MPH Oklahoma wind. I was a bit nervous going into the fitting, worried I would be taking a bad swing into an important fitting. That would prove to not be the case. I warmed up with a PW and then moved to my gamer, a Callaway Epic Flash Sub Zero, HZRDUS Smoke stiff shaft (60 grams). I hit some bomb drives to start off so it was pretty easy to get some good baseline numbers
    10 points
  2. Fitting Recap I will try to keep it punchy because there is a lot to cover but if anyone has questions, fire away and I can elaborate. First, the Titelist Performance Institute is unreal. If you have a chance to go to a fitting there, definitely 100,000% do it! You're hitting off of basically a carpet-like fairway with your choice of ProV1 or 1x. The only downside was nerves, as I was getting fitted in between what seemed like two mini-tour guys just flat out striping the ball. One was a Beef lookalike hitting #bombs, and the other could have been a Louis O clone just puring MBs.
    9 points
  3. Review and results of my fitting on 10/22/2020 Showed up to my Titleist Thursday fitting at the Golf Club at Newcastle about 20 minutes early. Skipped warm-up with irons, so went straight to warming up with my driver. Currently having a bad streak of ballstriking with irons, so didn't want to have any of that. Went straight to warm-up and hitting initial shots with my gamer. My Gamer: Taylormade SIM Max 10.5, Ventus Velocore Red 5S When it behaves, it performs well. When it doesn't behave, push fades and push slices. Also feel like it launches too low
    9 points
  4. Titleist Thursday Fitting A Titleist Thursday fitting was something I had heard about, but really hadn’t paid much attention to until I was selected to test the TSi driver. It was simple to set up the fitting. I just typed “Titleist Thursday” into Google and went to the Titleist Thursday page on the Titleist website. There is a big red tab labeled “Schedule Your Appointment”. I clicked on it and typed my city into the location tab. A list of golf courses showed up. I selected the closest club (red tab) and a list of available dates and times showed up. I selected a time that
    9 points
  5. More to come as soon as I can wrap up some work, but suffice to say the TPI did not disappoint...
    8 points
  6. +3 (39) 4/7 FiR 5/9 GiR 17 putts Felt good to get out after skipping last week for wedding prep. I'm really liking the TP5 due to it spinning a little less than the BXS. Don't ever have to worry about ripping it back or getting hung up in the wind, and the soft feel is exactly what I look for in a cover. Hit a decent amount of greens which was nice, but couldn't make a putt - everything was kinda soggy from the rain these past 3 days. Can't wait to get the zipcores on the course, my wedge distance control is coming back nicely.
    7 points
  7. I'm still somewhat new around here, but seems like an icebreaker... I woke up a couple of days ago with a sore throat, and at work, started having heart problems. Went to the ER. I got a positive COVID test, my wife and 3 year old daughter also tested positive. We have a 3 month old son that's too young to test, but seems inevitable. Its our daughter's 3rd birthday Saturday, and we got her some rollerskates and a little putter since she always wants to play with my "golf ball sticks" I'm feeling OK and trying to stay positive. Any good thoughts you can send are appreciated. I've had a gre
    6 points
  8. I am sad for you guys and know what you are going through. We lost our 12 year old Boston 2 years ago now she had a massive stroke and had to be put down. We darn near lost out Terrier last Thursday. He was walking with my wife and was attacked by a Pit Bull which are not allowed in this park. He was in extensive surgery for some 4 hours but is recovering now
    6 points
  9. Well. I won’t keep everyone waiting too long. Ill recap my fitting. Mine was pretty stock boring, I’m sure some of the faster guys will have some more exciting results. One great aside to start with. I arrived about 30 minutes early to warm up with a small bucket to get loose. My swing was in a very good place. I was really dialed in with the 7 iron, then about 6 of 7 drives to wrap up the warm up. I could have kept hitting that T200 7 iron all day, it was feeling so good. Anybody who read about my horrible range session on Tuesday, will know how happy this made me!
    6 points
  10. Nice morning, played Exec 9 w 2 Par 4’s. 2 bogies, 1 bird & 6 pars. G410 driver must know something is going on (Titleist TSI2) and was best in months, only one “toe” shot in irons. Breakfast w Bacon Boyz. They solved ALL the Worlds problems in just one hour, just need someone to listen to them[emoji16] Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
    5 points
  11. That is totally consistent with what I found - I suspect its because irons in this category tend not to spin as much. Fortunately I've never been one to work the ball. Early on I decided that I wanted to play a draw and it's been that way ever since but as you've written it's a baby one with these irons. I've pretty much adjusted to it at this point. I'm going to the range this afternoon - weather permitting, there's a drill that my teacher gave me where I hit 3 quarter cuts, I haven't done that one with these, I will try it and see what happens - probably nothing but honestly I'm not grea
    5 points
  12. Looks like I'm going to be the black sheep. and I feel awful about it. I wanted to partake in Titleist Thursday, it looks and sounds like everyone had a heck of a time. Unfortunately, when I went to book a time, it only gave me the option of one course and the date was nearly a month away. I'm not sure if my area was just booked up or if there were no courses hosting the event. I know the fitting was a crucial step in the process, as it is for the entire game. What I've decided to do is use the information I was given from my last fitting, my current specs, and my general knowledge to p
    5 points
  13. I am a huge Zig Ziglar fan. I listen to him regularly. Id recommend Biscuits, Fleas and Pump Handles. Totally changed my mindset the first time I heard it. He says the reason most people don't reach their goals isn't lack of time, but lack of direction. Are you a meaningful specific or a wandering generality?
    5 points
  14. I have a scramble tomorrow at our course. I usually dont get too excited for those. But i’ve been looking forward to this one for a while i was very sad when i left the fitting, that I couldn’t take it with me for tomorrow
    5 points
  15. In what could be the last round of the year, I got around ok considering the conditions. We've had two days of rain + leaves + fog on the first 5 holes. I lost 4 balls on those first holes due to who knows what, then one more over the rest of the round. No birdies, 1 double for a 42-39 81. I just tried to enjoy the day and not being at work. The course I played, Seneca, was taken over by the Cleveland Metroparks from the city about 6 years ago. They been renovating the course and this year announced they were complete. First time playing since the transition and the course is so much nicer t
    5 points
  16. Might have to undergo a surgery that I was not expecting.... what the 2020 is going on?
    5 points
  17. Digging through my stuff and I have the putter covered and I have a dozen top flite zbalatas from 1995 and 3 titleist DT wound, so balls are covered too. I was worried about balls since I dumped a shag bag full of old balls earlier this year. Going to try and head to my local shop and see what they have left as well as the local thrift stores. I think this is going to be doable especially since it is only 9 hole rounds. Even going to play on a course originally built by Donald Ross in 1916. Do I get bonus points for playing on an old course?
    4 points
  18. You guys have seen my putters but you should see my wife’s shoes and purses [emoji23] Always go with the long play and not short term. Heck I got her to the point that she set a number and if it over that then we have to have a talk and I have hit that number once. A few other good tips... Use head covers that are not specific to clubs. That way never draws attention when you swap in a new buy. I told the wife years ago I did it not to draw attention to what was in my bag. Great long term play. If you plan to buy clubs have your golf bag in the car. Best way to sneak in a 15th club is wit
    4 points
  19. The aspect of THC being in CBD is definitely a legit concern. The husband of my wife's friend started having seizures all of a sudden, never had them before. Docs figured out that he had changed CBD brands and the one he just started using contained THC and he apparently was allergic and the reaction was causing him to seize. Scary stuff.
    4 points
  20. I will continue to sing the praises for the Exputt. I went out yesterday with my brand new L.A.B. DF 2.1 and walked away with 28 putts. Since I started tracking and playing seriously last season (about 75 18 hole rounds now), this was the fewest number of total putts I've ever recorded (previously recorded 30 a few times). I had a good day chipping, and I didn't hit a lot of greens, but still, there's something to be said about 28 total putts. Especially because my brother-in-law registered 38 total putts while he only hit one more green. Generally, he is a much better putter than me.
    4 points
  21. 4 points
  22. There’s always hair on my face but it’s kept trim. The bushiest was when I was acting in a passion play as a Pharisee. Such fun role! From back in 2014.
    4 points
  23. @Golfspy_CG2 and the fine folks at Titleist have set me up to get fitted here tomorrow...I am officially the luckiest SOB on this site! MUCH more to come very soon...
    4 points
  24. Played this morning at Taylor meadows. The course was great, my game, not so much, shot 102, still it was a great time. Hey @tony@CIC I had two lefties with me this morning. Both Chris and Patrick are lefties, we had a blast. Some of the greens had a lot leafs on them, but still rolling really well.
    3 points
  25. @hartrick I’m saving your fitting review to pull out for every time we get someone who Willy nilly claims that everyone should cut their driver down to 44.5 or whatever. As soon as you think about it you should just go get fit and see if it’s true. I’ve even seen that different head/shaft combos more get need a different length to be maximized,at least for me they may. I’ve loved reading about the fitting experiences. Thanks guys! Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
    3 points
  26. I'll second the US Kids recommendation (that's Kirke's current driver). But the rest of Kirke's set is from Diamond Tour Golf (same company that does Sub 70): https://www.diamondtour.com/golf-clubs/junior-golf.html You can get the clubs built or get the components and build them yourself. I'm a big fan of the latter; I love building Kirke's set (more or less each year as he grows) for a very reasonable price, exactly to his current specs. We've never had any issues with quality from DTG, and they're properly weighted for young players (the single biggest factor to get right in t
    3 points
  27. Cannot recommend US Kids Clubs enough - especially for a kid just getting into golf. They have lengths for two year olds all the way up to teenagers and you can buy individual clubs at the smaller sizes. I won't touch another brand for my son until he is almost ready for his first full Junior set.
    3 points
  28. I was never into owning flashy cars (My car thru high school was a free 1995 Dodge Neon stick shift, crank windows and all lol) I had seen friends get cars that were out of their budget and it really holds you back. My Wife and I just bought our first house just before C19 hit and our 2nd daughter was born. The mortgage is a little on the high side ~$1200 (Can't wait to refi and get that down) but we have just under a half acre in the city with an empty lot next to us we can purchase when we are ready and want to expand the yard(I know it will be there for us because its a thin lot same
    3 points
  29. Yep, my first mortgage was $633 per month. Got me 1800 square feet, 1.5 acres and a nice half long home... it will far outlast any vehicle, well maybe, If the snow doesn’t crush the roof first.
    3 points
  30. If only they used that for a mortgage, but you see it every where unfortunately. Drive the flash vehicle and don't have a pot to piss in.
    3 points
  31. Right now I’m trying to talk my junior guys out of buying $60,000 trucks and cars... an ever growing problem. They get them, drive them for a month and hate them. Stuck with a $700 a month payment.
    3 points
  32. This is awesome. Stoked for you. Enjoy the experience
    3 points
  33. I'm going to do an unofficial review once I get the shaft and a couple of rounds on it! I'll be sure to paste a link in the thread, and tag you so you don't miss it!
    3 points
  34. OMG, I had a great time at the range! And, it was not at all what I expected. I had to cancel my range membership due to insufficient funds lately, but, a very gracious friend of mine let's me know when he is heading to the range and shares his bucket with me. Before all this, I always had my clubs in the car. But, now I am scraping by so, I was doing some caregiving work a town away when I got the notification from my friend to head to the range... The range is on the way home from my caregiving gig. I showed up without any of my clubs and, he offered to let me share his clubs. I
    3 points
  35. Don't think of it as replacing the Apex Plus set; think of it as just giving them a little time off. Then once in a while, take them out for a round for old time sake. (That's how I ended up with 9 sets of Hogan). Keep us posted on your decision.
    3 points
  36. Thats so cool to hear. Yeah 28 putts is great, no matter how they got there. Glad to hear the ExPutt is going to come in handy this winter. i know its going to get A LOT of use in our offices during the cold snowy days.
    3 points
  37. Yes. And ShotScope tells me the the D7 is better. But my ego likes the cut And for me, the D7's are definitely the the straightest club I've had time with. Maybe that is why I feel they are a little draw biased, that's my natural shot. And they just want the ball to fly straight so me moving it to the right is more challenging.
    3 points
  38. Nice! Was hoping someone was gonna get the tour ADs!
    3 points
  39. I don’t. My last two OEM fittings at PING and TPI, both fitters said they don’t fit that way. Because in 60 years combined fittings they had never seen a player hit a ball standing straight up with his arms at his side They both go by ball flight, divot (if fitting irons) and impact area on the face. I am 6’4 and a lot of people have put me in 1/2 inch over in the past. But both those resulted in stock length iron sets Niether of them use lie boards either. As they said, they are called lie boards for a reason
    3 points
  40. I'm jealous of all you guys that can grow glorious beards, mine's serviceable but most of it grows more along the second chin. It's kind of like camouflage for it. Plus, I keep it pretty trimmed as it is uncontrollable when I grow it out.
    3 points
  41. Eyeing a set... dang it! Also, figured I’d get some of those PING golf balls to go along with the vintage bag... but wow!!! Saw some for $299 for one ball!
    3 points
  42. Nice stuff I will say that I haven't found any sort of draw basis. My natural shot shape is a draw. These draw less than what I was gaming or anything that I've gamed in a while for that matter. As I wrote in my review I'm really not a guy who works the ball anyway so not being able to hit a fade would be irrelevant for me. My question to you would be doesn't the overall accuracy and distance benefit easily trump the inability to hit a 5 iron cut every other round? How much would you actually use if you just played for the center of the green or away from the pin on that
    3 points
  43. Challenge excepted. Now I just have to figure out how to flop a driver.
    3 points
  44. Teaser: I'll have some personal insights on Stock TM Ventus Blue vs. Velocore Blue vs. Motore X F3 soon
    3 points
  45. I used to spend every winter on the Big Island when I was a kid growing up in Vegas. I have family there and my mom would ship me up here for winter break (yes I'm very blessed) so I could keep playing golf through the cold weather when the courses in Vegas would shut down. I've played nearly every course on the island, except for the newer ones, or ones that had changed owners/names. The list that @MarcelDionne posted is very very good and you can't go wrong playing either of them. Personally, if I were to take a guest/family member from the mainland, my list would be: 1. Mauna Kea
    3 points
  46. 3 points
  47. Sad day for my wife and myself. We had to put down our fur child of 12 years. She had congestive heart failure and it just kept getting worse and worse. There weren't enough Kleenex at the vet's office for my wife and myself - we will miss her! The picture is of her as a 1 yr old puppy
    3 points
  48. I haven't really kept count, but I'm up to 429 miles, on the board, with at least 300 of that on the course, so that is something like 50 rounds give or take. I've really enjoyed it, played some night golf on it even. That was the first time I really put the headlight to any use or test. I very much recommend a headlamp as well. The headlight is just too low to the ground most of the time to give you good vision. I've had 1 very close to flop on the course, board dropped into a sprinkler well that was mowed over so it just looked like the same height as everything else. Board came t
    3 points
  49. Short statement, I haven’t had a Driver I really liked since a Ping i20 I got 2nd hand as a throw in in a trade years ago. The i20 has an aftermarket Mitsubishi shaft that I loved. The head cracked and that was that. Now, I’m “wishing and hoping” (little plagiarism) that the Titleist TSi2 may be the perfect replacement, maybe. I did have a chance to hit this club the other day (more on that later) and with correct shaft it may be the one. Stay tuned all the Testers are revved up and ready to go[emoji106] Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
    3 points
  50. So, I tried to use it to push a cart just to see if it was doable... this is a horrible idea and should never be attempted again. We can close this line of questioning.
    3 points
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