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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. Well there goes my Golf Galaxy gift cards and rewards certificate. After which this putter cost me $18
    19 points
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. ...all of the conspiracy theorists are going to be upset that a Ping club isn't somewhere in the list. LOL
    14 points
  9. ... 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
  10. 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
    12 points
  11. And can't wait to hear the Callaway loyalist who scream MGS has a bias against them..ha
    12 points
  12. It might be cold out but the fire is throwing some degrees so all is good
    12 points
  13. Obviously, big ticket items are fun to read about. But there are small ticket items I would love to see, also: More DTC brands. I think the Sub70 test last year was wildly successful. Would love to see their wedges. But brands like Haywood Golf, Ballistic Golf, Golfworks, etc. Bringing back something like the Ping long game challenge would be cool. That was an amazing opportunity for the testers and a fun read. Shaft testing is intriguing, but kind of difficult to execute. We've had some really good efforts with the past ones, though. Experiences (though tough to do
    11 points
  14. Those are the averages of each individual metric from every shot hit with those clubs. It's not really a useful means of comparing the two as the averages don't tell you enough about the actual data sets. You would need to examine the Callaway and PXG statistics with the dispersion pattern to get a fuller picture. Based on a quick glance, the PXG has ranges from 160-320 yards whereas Callaway was 170-310. The Callaway also only had one ball at 175 or below whereas the PXG had 9. The rankings are made through the strokes gained analysis, but MGS includes the averages table cause people always
    11 points
  15. Waiting for the “you should have done this” crowd to offer their unsolicited opinions. Thanks MGS, you just saved me $900.
    11 points
  16. some Monday morning puppy love for everyone
    11 points
  17. Turn the tides at Mesa Del Sol today finally conquering the front nine, which has often had the better of me, with a 38 And turn the tide I did... as I shot a 44 on the back with three consecutive DB's . One was an OB and one I should have just taken the stroke and drop from the water edge (partially wet) vs. trying to take the awkward stance and splat it out. But the new KBS driver shaft and I are finding a groove. I was hitting second shots from positions on the fairway I've never been before. Two of my longest ever on #11 (271) and #14 (302 ... aided by aggressive corner cut on
    11 points
  18. Baby back ribs, rubbed, in the smoker for an hour, then cooked sous vide for 24 hours. Perfect texture: tender without disintegrating. And with the beans and potato wedges: jalapeno cornbread, compliments of my wife.
    11 points
  19. Is there a tee height the fixes the distance problem associated with the ball not flying in a straight line? Asking for a friend...
    11 points
  20. The rationales in this thread remind me of
    11 points
  21. I actually tee the ball a bit lower since I tend to have a descending AoA. Teeing the ball up puts me in danger of skying the ball and losing considerable ball speed since I hit it too high on the face. Because if this my distance lass Is negligible. Not sure it will solve the “distance problem” as many pga pros hit down with the driver.
    11 points
  22. Easily the year's most anticipated article on MGS has dropped on the home page. Check out the results and discuss your thoughts here. https://mygolfspy.com/2021-most-wanted-driver/
    10 points
  23. We'll be starting the 2021 MyGolfSpy Forum testing season soon! A little peak behind the curtain: I regularly have members ask what gear is on the calendar for the upcoming year. The total truth: we almost never know. The OEMs are really in the driver's seat when it comes to testing. Their priorities have a much greater impact on what we do in testing, and that's as it should be. (As a reminder, that's also why some tests are US only or have other restrictions.) An OEM might make a whole line of products, but they're going to offer for Forum testing the products that they want to create b
    10 points
  24. Literally, it's my job. I moderate.
    10 points
  25. On Get Up this morning, Wojo, had spoken to a couple orthopedic surgeons who read the statement from the Chief Medical Officer on Tigers injuries. The compared it to not unlike Alex Smith's injury in the way that infection from the bones that broke the skin were among the major concerns. We don't know if the actual injuries and surgeries are similar, but if Alex Smith can come back and have Aaron Donald jump on his back for a piggy back ride and go on to play reasonably well. Maybe Tiger will make it all the way back. But that appears a long way off and certainly not the top priority
    10 points
  26. 10 points
  27. Kirke was getting in some putting practice this morning, and was absolutely on fire: I wish I would have started the camera at the very beginning. He had 13 makes in a row to begin. One day, he'll get 18 for 18. I gotta see if I can beat him to it.
    10 points
  28. For those in the media who question whether Finau will ever close one out for a win. The dude had the best round by 2 strokes on Sunday and had the 2nd best round on a brutal Saturday. I wouldn't call that an inability to close. Sent from my SM-G950U using MyGolfSpy mobile app
    10 points
  29. Washer AND dryer came in today. I was only expecting the washer with Lowe's telling me that the dryer wouldn't arrive until April. It was more work and lifting to get both in the house, but it's so worth it to have them both get here on time.
    10 points
  30. My 5 year old has played enough basketball in a league at the Y to decide he doesn’t like basketball. I asked him what sport he does like, and he said “golf, because it’s so easy.” I wanted to say “shut up kid.”
    10 points
  31. Had a beard for over 20 years. Shampoo, condition, and comb. Trim closer around the mouth or having soup will be an issue for sure. The beard was off for the past 15 years but in January I grew it back. Once I saw how gray it was I took it off again.
    10 points
  32. I didn't know that there is specific maintenance required when letting a beard grow out besides just keeping it washed. Apparently i am supposed to comb it...
    10 points
  33. OGIO Woodē arrived today! the top is so much more to my liking than usual 4/5 way or 14 way tops. I wish the pockets had a few different features, but not a lot of bags have those. Only weird part is the lined valuables pocket is one of the “snap” pockets and doesn’t zip shut, so it’s not waterproof. I can see that velour lining getting soaked pretty fast in some rain.
    10 points
  34. Close but no cigar today. Sent from my iPad using MyGolfSpy
    10 points
  35. To support my buying habits and feel okay about them, I find ways to perform crazy transactions. For example, related to that SIM Max above: Purchase price of the SIM Max was $499 but I traded in a PXG 0811 XF Gen 2 for like $320 trade credit (50% trade in bonus and PXGs were expensive at the time) Sold the stock TM Ventus Red (non-velocore) on ebay for slightly over $100. Bought a Ventus Red Velocore for $150 on ebay. Sold for about $200 after 1 year of use. Did have to buy back a stock shaft to trade in with the SIM Max, so got a TM stock Ventus Blue (non-Velo
    9 points
  36. 9 points
  37. I was the only walker today but managed to play with another senior club member. Shot 39/45:84 with one Birdie. My Evnroll was on a roll.......8 up and downs today! Weather was beautiful mid 60’s to mid 70’s. Sent from my iPad using MyGolfSpy
    9 points
  38. Pretty sure I saw you walking aimlessly the other day. I didn't call the cops, but I did check that I was still carrying.
    9 points
  39. My wife gets concerned that someone will call the cops on me when we are walking around, thinking a bum is loitering
    9 points
  40. [Mod note: everyone has done well on this, but I wanted to jump in with a caution: obviously, there is going to be speculation about the cause of the accident. For everyone's sake, let's keep that to a minimum here.]
    9 points
  41. With the terrible inconsistency of my driver, I have been known to swap in my old Callaway 3W in the driver slot - it is a bit longer than the Bridgestone 3W, but a bit less accurate. Once I buy @MattF's M5 and I figure out which of the two shafts works better for me, all my driving woes will be over, right?
    9 points
  42. Tied my lowest round ever! 74 (36/38), 31 putts, at Beaver Creek in Zachary, LA. Three-putted 18 to miss my best round! Ugh!!!! Wind was adding 15-20 yards in the face, but I still hit everything solid. Best round of chipping I had in a long time! (SG below is vs a 0 hcp)
    9 points
  43. Isn't it time for the putter to come out of the closet?
    9 points
  44. Well, the good news is that the temps warmed up on Thursday from the teens at night and 20's during the day to above freezing. The bad news is that the snow on my roof started melting, then froze in the gutters at night. Not a problem for the gutters on my house, but I have an uninsulated addition behind the 3rd bay of my garage with corrugated aluminum roofing and a tiny gutter. This area was a covered patio that the previous owner framed in with windows and doors as a work space. I've been using it as my hitting bay!! The gutter formed an ice dam and as the temperature w
    9 points
  45. Sous vide ribeye with mashed potatoes and corn tonight. I also did pork chops for my wife. The steak turned out so tender and juicy.
    9 points
  46. Lasagna ready for the oven tonight.
    9 points
  47. Tonight's dinner was also awesome: homemade refried beans, Monterey Jack cheese, homemade Mexican rice, seasoned charred peppers and onions, smoked pork, homemade pico de gallo, shredded lettuce. And I managed to roll it successfully. Who needs Chipotle?* *Actually, I really like Chipotle. But the nearest one is over an hour away. So we figure things out.
    9 points
  48. Tough day on the course today. Course was pretty sloppy from our recent rains, but that was the least of my issues today. Just had a tough time getting the club face on the ball all day long. Normally a good putter, but today didn't tell that story. 85 but felt like 95.
    9 points
  49. I hope the USGA keeps in mind (if tee height gets reduced) that not all of us play these pristine, perfectly mowed tee boxes. Half of the courses I play require different tee heights just to be above the level of grass on the tee box that didn't get cut that week....
    9 points
  50. Met new (to me) Orthopedic Doc. Took new XRays and looked at the puzzle which is my knee. She was really good with discussion and a plan going forward. Got a prescription for inflammation which has kicked in already and GelSyn shots and in 6 months make plans for a bright new shiny knee. Don’t want to do anything in a hospital until the C19 has come under control. Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
    9 points
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