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  1. 6 points
    I received mine yesterday. I’m going to be a bit redundant, but it is a critical point. I caddie/coach/play and fit. My exposure to technology in Golf has brought me to a cynical beginning perspective. There was a time when I thought Trackman was the greatest thing since Titleist introduced the Professional. Nowadays I’m much more “it’s going to have to make the game better/faster on a $1=$1 basis”. In other words, I would spend my hard earned money with Arccos, I am impressed with Mizuno’s shaft optimizer, and I would invest in the company that is going to bring non-conforming equipment to the general golfer I meet that swings it 80 mph. I’m testing this against the whole arsenal. Bushnell, the best app’s on my iPhone, and Strackaline pin sheets in addition to yardages that are on sprinkler heads. It’s going to have to do a whole lot for me to say “go spend $300 and buy a yearly membership”.
  2. 6 points
    And CPG comes through once again... Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. 6 points
  4. 5 points
    I hope so. Because with two replacement knees I won't be able to grab it and run.
  5. 5 points
    anyone catch the Korn Ferry "mic'd up" stuff? I thought it was pretty cool..... that would be **awesome** to hear in a major coming down the back 9 for a group that was in contention !
  6. 4 points
    Alright, so I literally just got in the door from doing some testing on Trackman. I went by Haas Family Golf in Greenville, SC and spent some time with Daniel Clemmons, their in house master fitter. If any of you in the upstate SC area are looking for a fitter and/or lessons, give this guy a call. Very knowledgeable and super nice as well. Anyhow, results are below comparing my 6th gen Srixon ZStar vs the proto Bridgestone Tour B XS. CHS / Ball Speed / Smash / Launch / Spin / Carry Driver Z Star - 112.7 / 165.6 / 1.47 / 8.3 / 1909 / 263.2 yds B XS - 113.5 / 168.1 / 1.48 / 8.4 / 2917 / 280.2 yds 7 iron Z Star - 91.2 / 118.6 / 1.30 / 18.3 / 6966 / 166 yds B XS - 91.3 / 120 / 1.32 / 17.5 / 6725 / 170.1 yds GW - Note: was trying to hit my 100 yard approach, not full swing. I started getting a little flippy with the B XS in this comparison due to fatigue, which you’ll see with the numbers. Z Star - 81.9 / 79.9 / .98 / 27.1 / 10383 / 97.5 yds B XS - 82.9 / 78.3 / .95 / 29.2 / 10579 / 94.7 yds I realize 2900 rpm spin with a driver is a bit higher than ideal, but I’ve always had a negative angle of attack with my driver as you’ll notice with my lower launch angles. Today I averaged -2.6 degrees. But I picked up almost 3 mph in ball speed and 17 yards of carry. That’s including one that was low on the face and only carried 270. The other drives were all between 283.6-284.5. If I take the one low out, the avg jumps 20 yards. The feel off the driver is a touch firmer than the Z Star, but was negligible with the 7i and GW. Needless to say, I’m itching to get on the course with this revelation today. If nothing else, this has shown why ball fitting may be just as important as club fitting. Initial impressions: wow!
  7. 4 points
    I've been to the Kingdom here in Georgia, it is quite the experience. He will love it.
  8. 4 points
    Something odd to see on the waiver wires: some guys who you can either claim OR trade for. A quirk of having four copies of every guy, but it threw me when I first saw it.
  9. 4 points
    That was suprisingly quick. For those with Fowler, I am offering Justin Rose and Matthew Fitzpatrick and possibly $50 of my FAAB budget (I will spend it on whoever you want off of waivers in the first 2 weeks of the season). Let's start this season with a bang!!!
  10. 4 points
    Happens and could be worse things in life. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. 4 points
    The only thing I wished would have happened was the elderly gentleman would have whooped his a$$..
  12. 4 points
    I remind my son regularly that I never thought he'd make it to 21 (because I'd kill him). Today he's an awesome young man so I can relate.
  13. 4 points
    Yes, I'm running into that problem as well. Peak rates are now the same here, and I'm not willing to take time off of work to get the $35/hour weekday morning rates for simulator golf. As I mentioned further up in the thread, I'm also getting sick of sinking an hour into driving somewhere when I want to hit balls in the winter. I don't have an insulated garage either, but unless it's really cold outside it hangs around 30-40 degrees. I'd just need to be able to get it to 50 degrees to be comfortable, which I think I could do with a propane space heater (and a carbon monoxide detector for safety...). From the reviews I've read/watched on the original Mevo, as long as you use the dots on the balls when indoors, it is reasonably accurate. I love that this has the potential to be used both indoors and outdoors, because I know the SkyTrak cannot handle sunlight at all. The earliest I could think about purchasing this would be late summer, so I'm sure some of the early reviews will touch on indoor use before I commit to buying.
  14. 4 points
    Might be time to finally add insulation to my garage and buy one of these. Seems like all the indoor places around me are starting to raise their winter prices due to high demand. Simulator golf is fun, but not when they charge $55 an hour. Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  15. 4 points
    Looks like I know what I'll be saving for this year...
  16. 4 points
    Good morning All . . . Once again, thanks for your input to my decision process. Based on recommendation and cost, and the ability to actually get my hands on said club(s) to hit a bucket, I have opted to purchase the Tommy Armour Atomic MAX irons. I've read your feedback and researched all the ones you folks recommended, and the Atomic MAX faired best FOR ME. Again, I am an older beginner and I wanted a set of clubs that would be fairly forgiving and not break the bank at the moment. This set of irons includes the 4 - 9, PW, and AW, and with a Golf Galaxy discount promo applied to the overall cost, I was able to get a Tommy Armour Over N' Out Wedge for nearly $0.00, basically completing my iron set. Again, thanks for your input, and I anxiously await Spring in NJ to take these out to the links. Marty!
  17. 4 points
    I just wish we could keep it on topic and stop griping... Jeez. Been going-on since Monday! “Y’all are grounded! Go to your rooms! If you can’t play nice, don’t play!” Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  18. 4 points
    This may be the first MGS thread to ever be d back to back Harlen Ellison and Matrix references.
  19. 4 points
    Don't look now, but guess who has the lead at The Bahamas Great Exuma Classic... perhaps the results of some late into the night practice? https://www.pgatour.com/korn-ferry-tour/leaderboard.html
  20. 4 points
    There’s one thing about coming into the thread and giving opinions using some sort of data point whether it’s from personal testing, feedback from a review, etc. Coming into a thread to offer an opinion with things like “it’s marketing hype” or it’s the same as driver X with no data to show it performs the same and just bashing a product is unnecessary. As for marketing what consumeR product doesnt have marketing hype around it. The marketing is what hypes a product and tries to draw the interest of the consumer. With just a little research one can see that the sim line of drivers isn’t just marketing hype. Does that mean it will benefit everyone the same or that they will be better for every golfer? No. But as MGS and every other forum, fitter, brand, etc says go get fit and see for yourself if it’s better or not.
  21. 3 points
    Not a dumb dumb at all. Fantrax is more complex and less user friendly than most fantasy sites. The amount of options make it hard to beat for a league like ours though.
  22. 3 points
    And of course I will take pictures when they show up. Told me a week or so and they will be at my house. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  23. 3 points
    Dropping an updated 9-iron down-the-line video from today's range session. Swing Caddie claims 147 carry on 84 MPH swing speed. Feeling pretty good after today's session heading into tomorrow's lesson.
  24. 3 points
    I am going to agree with you and Rev 110%---- Now I have always been able to hit long irons and still can--- But the top end of my bag has always been a little funny-- Back in the day I carried a 4 wood and a 6 wood ( 24*) but still carried and hit a 1 iron---- Now on the hybrid end I am sorta new to it---- I have finally found 2 I can hit---- That little Adams 24 in my signature I can hit several different shots with it and it has sorta became a go to club for me. the other week I found a Adams Boxer (on the scrap pile) with an Matrix Ozik shaft in regular. That is one ugly club. I saved it for the shaft because I have a Adams Peanut 17* with a stiff shaft I can not hit. Well I always try clubs I find especially for the shaft to feel what the shaft does and to see if I want to use it. I figured with the Boxer which is 20* and off set I would hook the snot out of it. First time I used it was out on the course on a whim and I scorched it. It is a fairway finder too and with practice I found I can hit several shots with it and surprisingly I do not hook it. For some reason I control and hit it further than I do the Adams 4 wood in my signature. So now the top end of my bag is pretty odd with no FW with 2 hybrids and a Ping Karsten 1 iron or a Tommy Armour 1 iron--- Last Saturday in a Dog Fight I hit that 20* 225 yards with the wind at my back on a Par 5. But on average I have been hitting it 210 or so. But yep I have always believed in set make ups that get the job done with no regards to lofts etc. Most of you that know me know I have always thought outside the box. I carry the 1 iron for 2 holes at the club I am at now but if it is wet Saturday I may pull it out and put one of my Persimmon 2 woods in--- Like I said I have never been conventional and never will be
  25. 3 points
    So much fun! My back hurts for days after [emoji23]. My biggest thing about the SIM “reviews” so far is that only TXG (from those I’ve seen) covered the technical aspects of the head with TM, and then when they truly tested it vs M5, they built both of them to the same exact specs, and tested what the engineer had told them was different. They gave the numbers on dispersion, showed the standard deviation, showed the results from a shot hit high on the face and how it kept its spin up. Shiels only did ball speed and distance. Same with Crossfield. So, my point is that unless folks test what the company said they improved in the head and where we’d see differences, then the review, or opinion, is moot. No, we all won’t see significant gains, but TXG even says this... For Matt Blois, though, to pick-up TEN yards vs M5 AND reduce dispersion, and standard deviation, that’s HUGE! A guy that has the perfect fitting at his disposal shouldn’t see those types of gains. To me, his gains DO show the club is special. Especially when the two clubs were identically built..... That’s huge. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  26. 3 points
    I felt really bad when he shanked that shot over the grandstand on 18. Downhill after that.
  27. 3 points
    I agree, the PING's are such a nice club that I think MOST golfers could benefit from. Like I said in my one video, I didn't loose much distance with the 410's on off center strikes and I think that in-itself is worth a look. #fixyurdivot, what do you think of the PING's? I would love to hear your opinion.
  28. 3 points
    That’s one tough choice. I would go with Burrrrro.......Lawerence, yup Lawrence. I don’t think there’s a bad choice either way. I like both those “kids”! Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  29. 3 points
    I have a former player still in the NFL and his team is still alive in the playoffs. I talked to him last night and he told me to tell my 16 yr old son that he has a deal for him. If my former player’s team wins the Super Bowl, he will be buying a brand new Lamborghini... He promised to take my son to and from school in it! My son attends the same HS my former player did. The funny thing is, my son is a gamer, and couldn’t even say on what team my former player plays! [emoji23] Not likely the team goes that far, but a nice gesture nonetheless. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  30. 3 points
    Looks like a lovely place, but it would never be a place I could play, or even want to play. I read the Guest Rules, and they sound very "old school"; a private club for people with "old money". Even if you had enough money to join, members of this type of club probably wouldn't truly accept you. We had a private club here in the Tri-Cities that looked like a dog track compared to Aldarra, but new people that joined were shunned by old establishment members. They eventually left, but because new members stopped joining, the club eventually became semi-private to make ends meet. This club appears to have plenty of money available and maybe this club isn't like that, but when you have to be "invited" to apply for membership, I wonder. Then there are the usual club rules; not unreasonable for an upscale club, but prohibiting personal golf carts and personal push/pull carts? Also no practice on the course, only in designated practice locations. A lot of my practice time is spent out on the course... the best place to gain skill at shots that you can't practice in the practice area. I guess I am one on "those people" who just don't belong. I'd look elsewhere. Welcome to the forums though.
  31. 2 points
    Well, you might have to just take a chance and see. Although, I'm not sure how well a Five Guys--my burger of choice--will travel via UPS. So one of us will need to make a road trip
  32. 2 points
  33. 2 points
    We are making the trek all the way from rainy Oregon to the Show. My new owner wants to go the the NGCOA Business Conference that is held in conjunction with the Merchandise show. I finagled him into thinking that it would be good for the management team to make the trip, so we are all going!! As things stand now, I am planning on being at the Demo Day on Tuesday from 1-5. I wanted to go from 9-1, but there are a few seminars that I need to attend that are conflicting. Merchandise Show Wed am, Thurs am and Fri am, then leave for home on Sat at 0:dark thirty. If you are planning on making the trip, let me know... Always ready to meet fellow Spies.... N.
  34. 2 points
    Like Chisag, I'm not going this year, a bit bummed about it. But my work schedule this week and next just didnt' permit it. Enjoy Demo Day, it will be a blast, but just be prepared for a really long wait to hit the Mavrik and probably Cobra. With TM not being there again this year, they will most likely attract the largest crowd. I'd be interested in seeing any pics you can get and thoughts of the Titleist T400. To see what it's all about.
  35. 2 points
    @Kenny B Play Terra Lago while you're down there. Both South and North courses are good choices. I also enjoyed Shadow Hills GC.
  36. 2 points
    Almost finished with my third week back in the gym. Every workout seems to require a little less effort, and I'm finding it easier to motivate myself to go. I haven't seen much change in my weight, but my expectations for that have been pretty low since I haven't changed my diet and my workouts are only 1-1.5 hours, 3 days per week. On the speed training side of things, I'm feeling a difference, but I haven't measured it with a real golf club. I'm trying to wait until I actually complete the first level of training to see what gains have been made. Here's a quick look at my last session though: Speeds look pretty good IMO for the normal swings, but struggling with the step-change drill. Either my timing and placement is simply off, or the swing just sucks - that's not a hypothesis, it's just plain fact lol.
  37. 2 points
    The SEC had a really good season this year, and we’re the best. Particularly the top 3 in the conference. They were very good. Would have been interesting to see what would have happened if Tua was healthy. That could have been interesting. I really don’t care who plays who, I just want to see good football. Like the Clemson vs Ohio State, and also Clemson vs. LSU. LSU was just the better team, they were all season and they deserved the win. You could see in the second half. Clemson just didn’t have enough. They played well, just got beat by a better overall team
  38. 2 points
    You’re looking at it wrong. Instead of saying “ I don’t have to play in this weather”, you say, “I get to play in this weather.”
  39. 2 points
  40. 2 points
    Now, lets see how the social media rumor-mill negatively affects the program in the short term. The truth is, Fuente turned Baylor down for a meeting so, Baylor flew to Blacksburg in an attempt to change his mind. Local flight logs appear to verify that to be true. Winnings cures everything so, the new staff can make it go away very quickly by doing just that. Lots of new faces on that coaching staff. We will see how it all unfolds.
  41. 2 points
    This was in an article on one of the golf sites today. Pretty good info, by club too!!! Good to have as a reference when playing in different temperatures. Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  42. 2 points
    Try to hit the Launchers regardless if you can. They might surprise you. Sent from my iPad using MyGolfSpy
  43. 2 points
    Who is your team losing and how do you think it affects the 2020 season? https://247sports.com/Article/2020-NFL-Draft-underclassmen-College-players-leaving-early-for-the-NFL-139685874/ For the Irish, Gilam, Jones, and Kmet are big shoes to fill - Kmet's the largest. But, we've got several TE's in the hopper and two filled in pretty well early when Cole was injured. Mock drafts have Kmet in a Patriots uniform... yuck .
  44. 2 points
  45. 2 points
    I learned something. Never hit 3 wood out of bunker when I’m 1 back... [emoji51]
  46. 2 points
    Maybe yet another sudden death playoff? My money is on Rickie.
  47. 2 points
    Same here, I've been using them for years.
  48. 2 points
    Wialalea Country Club in Honolulu is very exclusive as well. They are the host of this week’s Sony Open. I talked about playing there with friends and strangers I met on the municipals. It took a while but I finally met someone who knew someone who new someone. After months I finally received an invitation. One round as a guest turned into a bimonthly outing. Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  49. 2 points
    With or without sandguards?
  50. 2 points
    Thank you and I am really looking forward to the opportunity. I will hopefully get a chance to get some rounds in beforehand. You can see my current WITB below.
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