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  1. What works best for your long game? Do you prefer to go for the gusto with fairway woods, or perhaps seek the control of a driving iron, maybe the forgiveness provided by hybrids? Well the Ben Hogan Golf Company has options available in all three categories. This may very well be the largest forum test ever conducted on the internet. Can you say MEGA TESTING? We’re going to give 15 of you a chance to test one of these in the category you choose, no that’s not a misprint. Fifteen forum members will get a chance to test a GS3 Fairway wood, UHI driving iron or a VKTR+ hybrid.
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  2. Nick, You're definitely correct that the selection process isn't random. We try to be very upfront about that. Testing isn't about winning a contest. The reason that it's not random is that we've got two groups that we are serving here. The first is our forum readers; the second is the OEMs. So to take the Titleist test as an example: obviously, there was huge demand to get in on this test, and rightfully so. From time to time, we've picked members for testing who receive the product and are not heard from again. This fails to serve our readers, who really want to find out what
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  3. Since you read the thread about being selected you do understand the process. New forum members are picked for testing; they are generally lower cost items like ball, shoes, shafts, wedges, superspeed sticks, etc. The selection teams doesn’t expect everyone to make thousands of posts; just that they contribute and stay engaged. Find the topics that you are interested in and get some dialog going. Testing for MGS is a commitment over several months that requires continuous engagement on the forum and potentially social media. Those that just apply to get free stuff won’t read your p
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  4. A few thoughts from me, even though they don't really mean as much as what's been said here by the moderating group, but this is just my perspective as someone who has been lucky enough to test the past few years. 1) Specifically for my guy @necostanzo, I'm so happy you came at this thread from a point of understanding and reasoning rather than jealousy and rage. I cannot tell you how many posts we've seen here from people who are just mad they never get picked, but you're willing to learn and understand the process, which will go a long way toward earning respect and acclaim from everyon
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  5. @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...
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  6. 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
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  8. Well I suppose most of you know about my role here, if you don't then that means I'm like a good referee, I do my job and you don't notice me. But in short for the new members: My name is Rob/Robert either one is fine. I have been on MGS for 4 years now, and am my third year of serving in an administrator role, one year as a moderator and the past 18 months as Forum Director along with Golfspy_Studque. My full time job is the Tournament Director of a golf course in Maryland. I get the opportunity to try and or buy a lot of equipment, and I take full advantage of it. Matter of
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  9. 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
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  10. 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.
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  11. Well got a phone call today John Smalls is coming down for all of next week to play golf. This is going to be a hoot. One of my regular team partners had knee surgery yesterday and was walking around today. The Doc gave him the green light for playing Monday. So he can play with John and I. But he is going to play on the team tomorrow putting only. We will alternate his other shots exactly like they did with me when I could not swing. One of the owners of the course I have been told has a Red Cross flag for our cart. But hardly no one knows I have worked hard and am back about 90% now. Yep I
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  12. This is not an attack on anyone.but @necostanzo11 posts in 3 years is not active. The titleist thread would not be a good hill to stand on because a lot of very active members were not selected and several newer folks were which is great! i hope you get involved and enjoy the threads because there is so much here but this thread is very off base. Shoutout again to moderators
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  13. MGS puts their rep on the line to have great feed back from their testers so there is a risk to selecting the tester. If they ship a new driver to someone and they pull a jimmy hoffa MGS looks bad, so I think the content numbers do help prove the member is engaged and committed to providing the best test results they can give. I only have 200 plus content numbers and was selected to test golf balls in summer which was awesome. Due to my busy work schedule as of late and just life in general I haven't been as active as I was in the summer. I think if a member showed they are engaging in the dis
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  14. So today we played the final round of my Members League Championship. I've talked about how it works, the top 50 money winners play two rounds after which the top 10 gross and net score players advance to the finals where we reset and crown a Gross and a Net Champion. I made it to day's finals which I'm proud of. I also played pretty well today shooting an 84, but two poor swings really hurt me. One was a drive that was only about 10 yards off the fairway but ended up against the front(%#*????!!!) of a tree which forced me to take an unplayable because naturally it settled into a hollow
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  15. 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
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  16. 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.
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  17. The grounds are not photogenic, but this serves its purpose. It's fall here in Connecticut, so not a lot of grass. Still gotta practice! TrueStrike golf mat, a good net mounted on a tree and 10' 4"x4" post, a home made driving range club stand, and a custom made cedar golf shed for my chipping mat, chipping target net, etc. I have a heavy duty tarp to keep the mat in good condition (10yrs old!). Whadda ya think?
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  18. Gone fishing wish us luck
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  19. Everything that's been going on the past few weeks with my daughter and being up in Boston at Childrens and seeing some of the kids and their families has really put things in perspective for me. I watch my daughter trying to get around the house and do things on her own (even though my wife and I need to do a lot for her while she recovers, she's a very strong and independent minded 19yo), and I think about some of the kids we've seen and what they're trying to work their way through, and it's really just made me take a step back and reassess a lot of things that we've taken for granted. It's
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  20. TESTERS ANNOUNCED! Is it possible for a golf equipment company to simultaneously be a colossus—and underrated, at the same time? Consider this: Titleist had the most played ball at the most recently-completed Tour event. That surprises no one. And maybe you'd guess that they had the wedge and putter categories as well. Possibly irons also. But driver? I'm guessing that other OEMs likely come to mind quicker when it comes to Tour presence with the big stick. But maybe those guys know something we don't.... We need some Forum members to let us know how the new
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  21. 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
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  22. 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
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  23. 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.
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  24. 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
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  25. 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.
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  26. Day 1 of our Saturday Blitz Two Day semiannual tourney. Weather was Sunny and 70* at Shotgun start. We had 31 players ready to go. I shot a 43/39:82 with 2 Birdies. That put in tied for 5th with +2 on my quota of 25 points. Played all 18 holes with one ball, Wilson Staff Professional. The Leader was +7, so I have a chance of a good finish this year. First Birdie of the day, Hole #7, set up with my new Cleveland Zipcore 58* from 45 yards, after a 225 yd drive! Sent from my iPad using MyGolfSpy Cobra F8 (12*)w/ Mitsubishi Tense ck Blue Regular; 3W & 5W Cobra King F8 w/ Mitsubi
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  27. On Friday I drove by the course on the way to get my hairs cut and saw the crew rolling the green on #15. OK, I thought the greens were about up to our normal pre-aerating speed, so I wondered why they were speeding them up. Found out today as my wife and I got to the course for our 8:18 tee time; Men's Club Championship (I don't play in it, never have.) After warming up on the range I looked over at the putting green... flags!!! We haven't had flags on the putting or pitching greens since March. No holes; just flags with bumpers stuck in the green. I like those anyway. DANG!! The gree
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  28. My youngest son was out hitting bombs in the yArd today with his driver. He comes in and said dad... I need a new wedge. Hes been listening to me!! Thataboy! So now I am looking for a wedge for a 6 year old.
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  29. Recently I had a love /relationship with my driver - I kept skying the ball 3-4 times a round. Took a lesson a couple of weeks ago and my instructor immediately figured out the issue. On my last three rounds, I've been hammering the ball right down the middle. Now I've got to work on the rest of the bag [emoji16] Sent from my iPad using MyGolfSpy
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  30. That right there show you definitely belong here! I can relate to the rest of your post so much. I work as the Tournament Director at a golf course. I'm probably the worst player that works here, yet I am the first one even the Head Pro comes to for equipment questions. They know about my role here and that I test and buy more equipment than they will ever think of carrying in the pro shop. You've gotten some great feedback from our members, as I knew you would. I'll just add one thing that I like to make 100% clear to everyone. "Being Active" is not what most people think.
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  31. Excellent replies and I appreciate the feedback. Although I don't post very much, I'm completely engaged in golf. I'm a full-time airline pilot and travel all over the country. I play golf regularly and also provide my expertise to our local Srixon/Cleveland rep by being a certified fitter. I'm considered by my golfing friends as the most knowledgeable and understanding of the golf swing and they are always asking me to fit them in their next set of clubs. I'm particularly focused on driver shafts and am considered a "shaft hoe" having played most aftermarket Fujikura and graphite design
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  32. I'm getting some baby fix
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  33. 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.
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  34. 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
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  35. 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!
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  36. 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
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  37. Well yesterday was a jam up good make that great day for me. Fellow Spy John Smalls showed up and we managed to get 16 holes in after his family obligations and me taking care of my little dog. this was the first time I had tried to play my own ball after my accident. I had been playing in the Dogfight some not hitting all of the shots. I did an all out effort and lasted 13 holes hitting at it sorta 90%. So I feel positive. John played good and can flat move the ball. We did not keep score and hit practice shots. I know he had one birdie and 2 other near misses on his original ball. Me I think
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  38. Ok, I am going to limit myself to bullet points just like @dlow206, otherwise you will be reading a novel as long as War and Peace and while I am no Tolstoy, you can certainly find many of my students who will say I can come down with the occasional case of "verbal vomit". That being said, here we go: My name is Heath, I am 29 and I have been a member of Mygolfspy for 4 years. My handicap is currently sitting at a 7.9 and has been as high as a 10.8 this year....tough early season. Back in 2018 I was fitted for my current gamer, a Callaway Epic Flash Sub Zero in 8.5 degrees and a
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  39. Sporadic /spəˈradik/ : occurring at irregular intervals or only in a few places; scattered or isolated. That sorta sums up my results when I try to let the "big dog" eat. Driver is one of those clubs I work on all season to try and perfect it and I get right where I want to be, then old man winter decides to drop by for a few months, and the process begins again. I envy those of you who to get golf year-round. The positive side is, each year has started off better than the last and I think the future is looking bright for the driver... or maybe that's just me being hopeful. Time will tell
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  40. Had my charity tournment today in Kansas City. I think we could have done better if they didn't make us play from the blue tees. Greens were hard as a rock and fast. Teed off before it was even light enough to see the ball. Cold and damp. Burrrrr, had 4 layers on. This TN boy isn't used to playing in the high 30's low 40's. Still played decent enough. Wound up with a 64 but left about 5 shots on the table top. Must have had 5 putts that either lipped out or roller over the edge. But it was for charity, so all is good. Supposed to be 81 degrees on Thursday. I'll get another round or two
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  41. My best ever round on this course.....I shot 41/42:83 at Plantation Palms GC. I only had one Birdie, but it was on the #3 Handicap Hole. My drives were excellent and my irons were pure, not to mention my flat stick was hit. Sent from my iPad using MyGolfSpy
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  42. ... Got greedy today and it cost me. No plans to play but 52* with partial sunshine and no wind so I said WTF and went out to play on an almost empty golf course. Hit my new DHy off the first tee and was very happy with the trajectory and distance. But by the second hole the sun went away completely and the wind picked up tooaround 7-10 mph. 3rd hole it started to drizzle and the temps dropped to 45*. I don't know what the 4th hole was like because I was headed to my car LOL. Fingers were already getting numb so I got a rain check...
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  43. <<<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
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  44. 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
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  45. Went out this morning to get a round in before my flight tomorrow. Playing in a charity outing on Tuesday in Kansas City. Then another round with customers on Wednesday and a few hours booked Thursday at Top Golf with customers. (I know tough job I have) Today's round was interesting to say the least. I hit all fairways but one. Really did hit it but it was sloped so it just rolled into the right rough. Iron shots had me laugh a few times. I had three layers of clothes on so I guess I was just not bending over enough. I thinned 4 iron shots. Killed a few worms on the way to the green. Tha
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  46. 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.
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  47. ... 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:
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  48. And i think i speak for many. The random thread would be s great place to share the occasional story from your job. I know we would find some of the things you deal with very interesting. Im sure it’s even more interesting and stressful these days. Perhaps even a thread titled, Where In The World Is NIck. You could make it an ongoing diary and share any cool courses you played, or just cool stopovers! if you ever layover at BWI shoot me a PM, the course i work at is a 15 minute uber ride away. The round would be on me. And you probably don’t know this yet. I may h
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  49. Absolutely. I'll try to take the time to get more involved. I usually have time on layovers to contribute and I'm more than willing to share my knowledge. Thank you for the words of encouragement. Cheers, "Delta" Nick
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  50. My L.A.B. DF is in! Picking it up tomorrow. Will be doing an unofficial review thread to cover the basics of my fitting and ordering experience, and to give me somewhere to post about it next season. (I might get it out on the course once before winter - it was snowing on me at the range today... ) My wife also officially saw how much I paid for it (I saved for a while, plus am selling some stuff), and was totally supportive. She did think it was a bit much to spend on a putter, but I don't think she realizes how bad of a putter I am...
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