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  1. 1 hour ago, juspoole said:

    Just recently did this as well.  Before I had a rukket net in the garage which was still nice to be able to swing the club in the winter and hit real golf balls.  Still some adjusting to do to get the image a bit more clear, but extremely fortunate to have this.

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    What projector are you using?

  2. What are everyone's thoughts on having matching shafts throughout bag.  With Nippon releasing their driver shaft soon, they are promote "A complete, matching lineup" when you pair the new shaft with their Modus 105/115/125 and Modus Hybrid.

      

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  3. 10 hours ago, ghost_32 said:

     

    Looking for this shaft to use in the callaway Mavrik I just got. Preferred playing length 45-45.5 in. Not looking for anything tipped all crazy. Ready to buy now. I have reached out to another member from past WTB, not sure he has one though.

     

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    I do have a Rouge White 60s that I took out of my Mavrik but its a 44.5 playing length.  

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  4. I have 2 go to reviewer

    TXG -  I really enjoy when Matt hits right handed.  I think it represents a larger group of players

    Rick Shields - I think he provides the most honest review of all the reviewers.  not that other are dishonest, i just feel hes better at not letting hype for a club skew this review.

    MrShortGame - He's my go to for swing and shot tips.  I know there are a ton of channels that cover these areas, but for me the way he breaks things down, it just clicks in my head.  I can go out an execute them  most of the time. 

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    SQAIRZ Shoes – Official MGS Forum Review by Edward Urbany

    Intro 

    Hello everyone, I grew up playing golf as kid but never invested but time in practicing or learning about the game.  As I got older, I decided to focus on my game and hit a few buckets of balls to try and improve myself.  Unfortunately, due to injuries and work I had been away from the game for the past 5 years, before retuning full force this past summer.    I’m your average15 handicap golfer that struggles with consistent ball striking.  I’m right-handed with a three-quarter swing and an aggressive tempo.  I depend heavily on my hips and legs to generate the majority of my power.  During a recent full bag fitting my driver club speed averaged around 105 mph.  I have a nature draw shot, with my misses being a straight push to the right.  My current shoe is the Under Armour HOVR Matchplay.  I chose this shoe because of the price ($98) and I really enjoy the style.  In the past I’ve never given much thought to how a shoe preformed or how it could improve the performance of my game.   

    First Impressions

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    The first word I thought of after opening the box and holding the shoes for the first time was “Solid”.  I enjoyed the feel and weight of the shoe.  I was impressed with the craftsmanship of the shoe and some of the small details they’ve thought of.  As insignificant as shoe laces can be, their “Sta-put” laces are fantastic.  Every time I tie my shoes, I think about how awesome of an addition it was.  Items I was skeptical about are their Patent pending Torque Generation System (TGS) outsole for superior ground connection to maximize torque, swing speed, and distance”, and “Patented SQAIRZ® toe allows the toes to spread and sit naturally in the shoes which enables the feet to experience full range of motion, unparalleled comfort, and feel for the ground”. 

    Looks (6 out of 10 points) 

     The overall look of the shoe is great but the squared toe, for me, is distracting.   At address my eye would be drawn to the toe of the show.  If you are a player that needs help with alignment, the squired toe could provide assistance.   The color combos and general layout is fine.  The build quality and materials are above average.  The design pattern and styling do feel stuck between a modern traditional shoe and a dated modern shoe.  These would not be a shoe I would buy if style was an important decision point.  I do feel Sqairz met the mark of their “Patented SQAIRZ® toe” claim and it does allow the toes to spread and sit naturally, but the squared off toe feels gimmicky.  

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    Fit and Comfort (10 out of 10 points)

     The Fit and Comfort exceeded my expectations.  I have a semi-flat foot, and after years of active-duty military service my feet have taken a beating.  I typically wear a 9.5E (wide) shoe and these fit perfectly.  They are offered in sizes 7-13 but only one width.  If you are an individual in need a wide toe box, this is your shoe.  There is enough room inside for a thicker sock on cold days.

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     Basic Features (15 out of 20 points)

    Below are the highlighted features by Sqairz, and I feel it’s important to address each of them.

    • Patented SQAIRZ® toe allows the toes to spread and sit naturally in the shoes which enables the feet to experience full range of motion, unparalleled comfort, and feel for the ground
      • They feel fantastic and live up to their claim.  My foot never felt bunched or stressed during play or walking around on un even surfaces.
    • Symmetrical wider base in the forefoot area for greater stability and balance
      • I did feel I had a more stable stance and a solid connection with the ground.  It’s hard to say if its due to the wide sole or the shoe weight.
    • Patent pending Torque Generation System (TGS) outsole for superior ground connection to maximize torque, swing speed, and distance
      • I’ve not noticed an increase in swing speed, but I have noticed an increase in distance.  I do feel more stable and feel I made more consistent swings.
    • Six replaceable Pivix Softspikes® strategically placed under pressure point areas where the greatest amount of traction is required, supported by a series of computer-generated traction lugs
      • These do feel like spikeless golf shoes when walking around on hard surfaces.  The spikes were easy to remove with a standard tool.

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    • Custom (removable) cushioned insole with added compression in the regional pressure point areas
      • Basic design but does allow for custom insoles to be worn if needed.
    • EVA foam midsole for maximum responsive cushioning
      • Feel is fit if fantastic, you never feel the shoe flex but maintains a soft feel.

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    • “Sta-put” laces comfortably forms the shoe to the top of your foot and locks it in place without having to adjust or re-tie the lace during the round\
      • One of the underrated aspects of design with this shoe.  I love the design and implementation.

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    On-Course / LM Performance (25 out of 30 points)

    During my performance test of this shoe, I can say that it out performed my current shoe in low traction situations.  I did not see any performance gains during indoor sessions.  My indoor numbers on SkyTrax were +/- 1 MPH.  An area I do have a concern with is the weight of the shoe.  These shoes are comfortable but heavy, and after walking 18 holes I can say my legs felt noticeability heavier.  If you only ride then the weight shouldn’t be an issue.

    Miscellaneous (10 out of 10 points)

    The packaging a presentation of the shoe was great.  My iteration with the company is top notch and easy to see why  

     Play it or Trade it? (15 out of 20 points)

    Play it “If” you are a cart rider.

    I’m someone that enjoys walking a round or two a week and they are just too heavy for me.  The price is inline with other manufactures but Sqairz is lacking some of the styling other companies are offering. 

    Conclusion

    Sqairz is a small company based out of New Hampshire, trying to makes their way in a crowded shoe market.  They have done a lot right with this shoe.  The feel and comfort are complete.  They live up to their stability and comfort claims.  The styling can be improved and this is a perfect shoe for golfers that prefer to ride.

    Final Score: (81 out of 100 points)

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  6. I currently have the shot scope v3 and love it.  My wife bought me a ranger finder for my birthday, I used it one and returned it.  There are very few times when I want to know the distance to an o.b. area.  The shot scope will highlight water and bunkers, and I value convenience.  

    I can appreciate the value of a range finder but think a GPS is more convenient for a ready golf play style.

     

  7. On 11/26/2020 at 7:44 AM, Calvo90 said:

    In lockdown boredom I decided to measure swing weight of my irons since I noticed that my 8 iron is significantly lighter than my 6 iron. It turns out swing weight of my regular irons was all over the place, ranging from C9 to D4.2 with no particular pattern (like descending swingweight as the club shortens etc.). I measured swing weight a couple of times but results were the same inside 0,1 SW point. I guess that is what you get when buying second hand...

    I decided that I will use my free time and redo my irons. I plan to sort swing weights of my irons with tip weights (fine tuning with lead tape) and inthe process get rid of shaft rattle in two of my irons and regrip the whole set. Lovely project if only I weren't an obssesive type. 

    In the past I have built a couple of iron sets at constant swing weight through the set as my friends requested. At the time I didn't even question their decision and respected it with no second thoughts but now I am questioning if that is a good idea/it makes sense. For example, swing weight of my longer clubs is around D1 and sand wedge at D5. There is a significant gap that I think should perhaps be filled gradually in 0,5 SW points per club (D4.5 in GW, D4 in PW, D3.5 in 9I, D3 in 8I, D2.5 in 7I, D2 in 6I, D1.5 in 5I, D1 in 4I).

    Has anyone done anything like this in perhaps smaller increments, perhaps in 0,3 SW points or so? I find pros and cons for both options.

     

     

    I didn't get fit with progressive weighting but I do use different weights through my irons. My wedges and short irons being heavier than my long irons.  I feel it gives me more constant ball striking. 

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  8. 16 hours ago, Jajabinx said:

    Hey all. I recently bought this club off Facebook marketplace and it wasn't cheap. I'm now wondering if I've been sold a fake.  The guy selling it also bought it second hand so had no reason to believe it was. 

    It's in pristine condition, looks like it's never been used. There was no mention of whether or not it had been refinished. 

    It looks the part mostly but the face has been made entirely smooth and I know traditionally Scotty's have the characteristic milling. I'd appreciate some opinions and this is my first Scotty and can't seem to find anything on the web.  It came with a head cover that certainly looks authentic. 

    Is this just a good counterfeit? Have I been mugged off?

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    I bought a used SC putter about 10 years ago for $50.  Had it certified and sold it a couple months ago for more then $50.

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  9. 16 hours ago, Jajabinx said:

    Hey all. I recently bought this club off Facebook marketplace and it wasn't cheap. I'm now wondering if I've been sold a fake.  The guy selling it also bought it second hand so had no reason to believe it was. 

    It's in pristine condition, looks like it's never been used. There was no mention of whether or not it had been refinished. 

    It looks the part mostly but the face has been made entirely smooth and I know traditionally Scotty's have the characteristic milling. I'd appreciate some opinions and this is my first Scotty and can't seem to find anything on the web.  It came with a head cover that certainly looks authentic. 

    Is this just a good counterfeit? Have I been mugged off?

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    If you are willing to pay a few bucks to find out for sure, you can send it to Scotty Cameron for authentication.  You can also pay to have it resorted to original specs or have them customize it.

  10. 17 minutes ago, jb0330 said:

    Bro I watched this today and was dying!!! I swear this guys are extremely creative with making new content. I would love to do any of their golf challenges!!


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

    I'd probably have a stroke....

    Lol

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