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  1. Sure look an awful lot like Ping irons to me... Sent from my SM-G975U using MyGolfSpy mobile app
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  3. The new Epic Forged... 2 clubs longer BECAUSE your 9 iron is now the same as your old 7 iron. Time to ditch the numbering system and everyone just go with lofts only.
  4. Mine: 1951 Chevy pickup. SBC 350, 700r4. Original frame with Fat Man Mustang II front end and GM 12 bolt rear. Dad's: 1937 Dodge Business Coupe. Ford 302, AOD trans.
  5. So I have severe inflammation in my hands that causes numbness. 2 days of CBD oil and the numbness is gone. Stop for about 3 days and it comes back. The stuff I'm using is 100% certified THC free (I'm not affiliated so I will not share the product name). There are good and not so good products out there. FWIW, my dad saw my results and decided to try it. He says his joints don't hurt anymore and he is able to move around more easily.
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    I could be wrong, but I think they got the term from the old FGI forum way back in the early 2000's. I remember people building SMT and Bang Thrivers. I remember guys taking the SMT Nemesis (370cc or 405cc) and getting 12, 13, or higher lofted heads and building them as Thrivers. Bang had some larger headed 3 woods as well that a few guys did the same with. The idea was simple. Get a larger driver sized head, increase the loft, shorten the shaft and have a guaranteed fairway finder for tight holes.
  7. What equipment is made in the USA? My search started with shoes... so far, I'm not finding much. Allen Edmonds and Jack Grace. But I'm also interested to know what other equipment is made in the USA? While we are at it... what equipment is made in the UK or other European Countries?
  8. Seems like this was a great event... especially for the first year and all the crazy logistics. I'm sure they learned lots and will make improvements moving forward.
  9. Looks like a great idea for places that don't have a Top Golf. From my checking, a Top Golf investment is $15 to $50 million. This could be an option for a significantly lower investment. The ability to have it outdoors on the grass area is really nice as well. I could see these popping up in smaller markets as a more affordable option.
  10. So, just to sum the scoring up as we sit as of this post... The average score for the E12 Speed was 59. The range was 47 to 68. To basically be within 20 points total is fairly impressive and speaks to all 5 testers seeing similar results. As of this post, we only have 3 of 5 scores for the E12 Soft. The current average rating is 83 but the range is a much larger 66 to 97. It will be interesting to see where the final 2 scores come in and if we have a standard deviation greater than 3 or 6 sigma.
  11. $15,000 is the minimum requirement to go to court. They will ask for way more than that when the time comes. This will head to mediation before going before a judge to see if an agreement can be worked out. If not, it will head to court and go from there.
  12. I playing in a flighted tournament once. Basically, you went out and shot a score on day 1. Then, they flighted the event based on your day 1 score. On day 2, if you improved by 9 or more strokes, you were bumped up a flight. Guy in my group on day 2 is 14 shots better than day 1 going into the last hole. He proceeds to purposely tank the hole so he isn't bumped up... I think he 8 or 9 putted and bragged about it. Cheaters will always find a way to cheat... no matter what you do to try and stop them. On another note... I once played an event and shot 36 on the front. Some of my best golf ever... then proceeded to come home in 50. I hit several giant slice drives, chunks, tops, etc. It was ugly. Still finished 2nd in my flight with an 86. Several guys in the group wanted to say I was a cheater but my playing partners stuck up for me because they could absolutely tell I hadn't done it on purpose.
  13. I agree. How many other sports do you practice with equipment that is not the same as what you play with?
  14. While I'd still like to see an MGS version done with all the excellent data... there are a couple of range ball tests out there that seem decent enough. They all basically come up with the same conclusion... don't use range balls to judge distance or for a proper club fitting. They are simply good enough to allow you to work on swings and impact. https://www.golfdigest.com/story/gd-tested-range-balls https://blog.trackmangolf.com/the-difference-in-range-ball-distances/ https://www.todaysgolfer.co.uk/features/equipment-features/2018/may/tested-range-ball-vs-premium-ball/
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