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  1. Even if I ride, I prefer to let my partner drive and if we aren’t playing cart golf, I grab a couple clubs and usually walk to my ball. It gives me more time to calm my thinking. Drive up - jump out - and hit ... isn’t as enjoyable at me.

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  2. On 2/22/2021 at 1:02 PM, StrokerAce said:

    how long does it take to get it positioned properly?

    I have an iPhone 12max ... nice large screen. Once the MLM is turned on and Bluetooth paired, it’s quick. It knows my course gps location w/map, I get out of the cart first & start setting up, re-pair, orientate the hole which is just a quick swipe on the screen ... I’m doing this while everyone is jawing about the last hole or how to play the next hole or choosing a club - no real rush ... I put a tee in the ground like in a scramble & everyone drops their ball near it. That way they are pre-positioned in the screen during their shot ... or I make a very minor realignment of the camera. I stand next to the MLM and they announce their club selection, then as they visualize their shot, I make a quick club selection on screen. It’s all fast & simple. The thing to remember is that MLM records everything as if it’s only me ...  but we can see who is in the video, and we know approx where each of us landed.  I can go back to a hole later, if we all hit different clubs it’s even easier. I click on a shot to pull up the video, and if Aiden wants a copy of the shot he hit on 17, I can dm share it with him. 

    Granted, if you are a slow group you might catch hell from people. But then again, if play is slow and it’s not because of your group, you have lots of time to set it up ... But it’s quicker for me to enter each person’s club selection instead of them trying to get the camera to read their club ... I have not been able to get it to recognize my black finish irons, anyway. So if your are smart and considerate of others, I don’t see how it can slow you down. I believe it’s far worse when people are not ready to putt when it’s their turn. 

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  3. Used my MLM on a par 3 the last day we were able to play (Nov) ... one guy missed right into bushes, easily lost ... when we got to the green it showed where everyone’s ball landed, especially the one in the bushes.  We def would not have spent much time looking under all those bushes for it. When winter is over, I hope to use it on those tees where we lose balls. Granted it won’t show exact location bouncing thru trees, but it probably will show where the ball might be in the underbrush lining the fairway ... that will be a time saver. How many people have wished for a tracker embedded in a golf ball? This is almost as good. It sets up quickly ... just a quick club selection is all ... something to consider.

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  4. Been away from golf for over 14 years. My driver is a 1998 Titleist 975D. I purchased a set of irons last year planning of getting the driver/3 wood this coming spring. Problem is, I have instead decided to spend this year’s budget on a golf club membership. Which leads me to my crazy idea. I used to do club repair back in the dark ages ... what if I took paint fill, used for the text & numbers on iron heads, to fill the sweet spot on my 975D? Does anyone think by filling the groves I might reduce ball spin ... like the grove less sweet spots on today’s clubs?

  5. Here are a few overlooked items ...... 1. Learn to grove your pre shot routine. Pick a target from behind ur ball and choose a spot to align to on range every shot ... practice like u play. After its hit, step away ... wipe ur club face on the grass or with a towel ... start again.
    2. Another issue for the range is to learn how to hit a ball without thinking about it. Ya gotta learn to keep a mental image in ur head of either the ball flight or ur intended landing area. If I’m hitting at a tree I try and keep the image of that tree in my head throughout my backswing. You can’t be thinking of the mechanics in the middle of the swing. Let it happen naturally. Or alternatively, learn how to trigger your swing ...what is ur swing key. Everyone is different ... Bryson says he changes swing keys frequently. Many people simply use some part of their transition weight shift. Practice ur swing key.
    3. Get a tripod and film ur swing on ur phone, in slow motion. You’re not a pro, you can’t accurately feel what ur doing ... u need to see what ur doing ... to see ur hand / club / path / position. Then u can better associate what u see to what u feel.
    4. Go visit a golf professional for a lesson or two. You will get drills based on ur needs ... not something that ur buddy saw on YouTube. One drill does not fit everyone. A few lessons will help u improve quicker ... and give u a better idea of what you need to work on next time ur on the range.

  6. I have black 2019 Calloway Apex Pros and only have 7 rounds with them, but I hit a ton of balls into my net from a mat. I notice the finish on them is wearing thin across the base but especially on the front edge. I would believe ur issue would be more likely caused by sandy soil or a golf mat before I would believe it was water. Now if u had permanent water spots in the chrome, that would scream hard water to me ... but not overall club dulling. 

  7. What bothers me is that there are so many on Amazon sold under different names, yet they use the same exact pics ... which indicates to me that someone is ripping someone off & quality can not be good. I see it with a lot of products on Amazon, so I do not trust ordering one. The instagram ads are mostly from companies in China and the last order I did originating there took 6 mos to receive. Although USPS has been taking 3 mos lately. I just want a quality product from a company I can trust.

    1. How long have you been playing golf? What's your handicap or normal score?    
              I have been playing golf off and on for 43 years. I say off and on because I had to stop playing for 14 years due to knee pain. Received a new knee and played 6 times last year. I play local courses around Marietta, and right now am happy shooting 80. I do not have an established handicap, but hope to join a club this year.

           2. What do you love about golf?
      
                I was in the PGA apprentice program when I was 21, but could not survive the off season financially. Started a club repair business I ran for a few years, before getting married and giving professional golf up to go back to school. I have always regretted leaving golf, so now that I can play again, I am working to further my certification as an instructor in hopes that I may volunteer for a HS or College golf program. I love that golf is basically “deal with it, get over it, and move on.” I love it so much, I want to teach others to enjoy it as well.

           3. What brings you to MyGolfSpy? Do you already know any other Spies?
              Being away from golf for 14 years means I am way behind the tech of it all. Heck I have 30 yr old shag balls. I bought my Titleist 975 driver back in 1998. I gave away my Big Bertha irons from the same era, and restarted with a 30 yr old set of blades (now shorter than current norms, w/ dynamic gold shafts) heads from Louisville Golf (back when I repaired and assembled clubs). So I am here at MyGolfSpy to learn what is available and what I should now know. I have learned a lot over the past 6 months, and as soon as the weather and a vaccine hit my arm, I’m getting fitted for a new set ... plus an ARRCOS system! Unfortunately, no, I don’t know anyone here.

          4. Where are you from? What's your home course?
              Marietta, Ohio. I play Oxbow which was the first course I ever played and my first job at a golf course. I also play Lake Side and occasionally Marietta Country Club. All local.

          5. What are the best and worst things about golf in your region?
     
               Unfortunately all the courses I play have money issues so course quality is often poor ... no sand in traps, disease on greens, shabby fairways, etc. 

          6. What do you do for a living?
                I’m retired from computers, art, & publishing, and am looking to volunteer for any local school golf program. While I am a member of the USGTF and am certified by TPI, I do not pursue golf instruction. I had my chance ... let the younger instructors make a career from it.

          7. How’d you pick your user name?
              It’s my name..

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  8. Used my MLM on a par 3 the last day we were able to play (Nov) ... one guy missed right into bushes, easily lost ... when we got to the green it showed where everyone’s ball landed, especially the one in the bushes.  We def would not have spent much time looking under all those bushes for it. When winter is over, I hope to use it on those tees where we lose balls. Granted it won’t show exact location bouncing thru trees, but it probably will show where the ball might be in the underbrush lining the fairway ... that will be a time saver. How many people have wished for a tracker embedded in a golf ball? This is almost as good. It sets up quickly ... just a quick club selection is all ... something to consider.

  9. Ordered a new ipad so I can use net mode outdoors. Really worried if it will work because range use requires 30+ yards of ball flight to function. So how can net mode work? Especially interested in working on shaping a shot ... into a net in my back yard. MLM hopefully, will give me that instant feedback.

  10. 22 hours ago, Golfspy_CG2 said:

    Testers Wanted 

    The title of this testing opportunity already told you what ball is being tested.  But if it had been a blind test and we were to have listed the following aspects of this ball, how many would have guessed it was for a Top Flite Ball?

    • 3-piece construction blends feel, control and distance. 
    • Dimple in Dimple Aerodynamics help maintain lift to generate maximum carry and distance
    • Soft, Ionomer cover provides elevated greenside control and improved touch
    • DuPont HPF mantle layer positioned between the core and cover reduces long game spin for accuracy
    • Larger, high-speed core construction optimizes lower compression for softer feel and ultimate distance off the tee
    • Combination of the re-engineered core, mantle layer and cover formulation elevates playability

    Long gone are the days of being referred to as Top Rock.  The Top Flite Gamer is a surprisingly nice feeling ball with some real get up and go distance.   Don't take our word for it, we want you to test it and report back on it.

    How to Apply

    In a post below, please provide the following information, but DO NOT QUOTE this post when doing so.

    First Name

    City/State

    Current Ball Played

    Tell us your past experiences with any Top Flite ball. 

     

    Brady

    Marietta, Ohio

    Pro VI when they’re free & Chrome Soft

    We used to use Topflight as an into the wind ball, before changing balls was against the rules. A Wilson golf club rep once told us that when they did tests with Topflight on a hitting machine, they discovered that a rotation in placement altered the ball’s flight direction. That didn’t stop us from using it off the tee into the wind. But we didn’t trust it from the fairway because we weren’t certain about the distance it might fly. My grandfather used them the entire round. He wasn’t long but he was straight down the middle. So much for the rep’s claim that the ball didn’t fly straight. Also ... we didn’t like that we couldn’t stop them on the green. 

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