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  1. 8 hours ago, Nolan220 said:

    I haven’t, not sure how I would like that hanging around my neck ? But seems like similar concept . Have you tried the tour strike ?

    I have tried it for a little while but nothing too serious.  the strap didn't bother me but I only used it for about 10 minutes  Looking for an aid to help keep my right elbow from flying and have a few on my list: smart ball, shallower, structure ball, etc.   Once the next club testing starts I am going to see if I can borrow the one MGS has.  



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  2. 10 hours ago, Nolan220 said:

    Yes, I like it a lot I first put it on and just took regular full swings and right away it shows my arms at impact aren’t good at all .. so I start to swing and make sure both arms at impact are on the box and you can tell the difference right away more pure of a strike 

    Have you ever tried the Tour Striker smart ball to make a comparison?  

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  3. 7 hours ago, bellken said:

    If sized appropriately, arm sleeves will not be too tight or annoying around the biceps. I don't have any slipping problems with my arm sleeves, they stay in place.

    Sized????  I think I have only seen a couple of brands that are sized;  most seem to be one size. 

  4. Went through my MGS stuff and am just going to post a picture of the stuff that is different from @808nation.   what I have that  matches: about a dozen MGS logoed balls, the black tees, leather MGS bag tag, leather divot repair tool, Driver headcover,  and the MGS towel

    What I have that is different.  The newer putter cover, and I have a bunch of tshirts (hitsquad, Lab X tester 2017, GSpy, MGS white and Olive), a hitsquad bag tag, and hitsquad towel.


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  5. 7 minutes ago, Chip Strokes said:

    i knew the answer was no...more so interested in how everyone else compiles data on their rounds. 

    I do what I indicated.  Fairway hit or not and for missed fairways,  I can add a "bad" tag meaning I had was unable to realistically advance the ball toward the green. 

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  6. 16 minutes ago, Chip Strokes said:

    i know that how you keep track of stats is mostly dependent on how you see those stats as valuable, but just wanted some input here. 

    short par 4, you go for the green and overshoot it a little bit. the ball ends up in the rough behind the green. 

    would you count this as a fairway hit?

    i’m fully aware that no, the tee shot didn’t land in the fairway, but as i see it the shot was perfectly executed and should get rewarded as a fairway hit. 

    this happened to me yesterday on a 290yd par 4. i went with 3w and found my ball sitting on the slope behind the green. marked it down as a missed fairway, but today that’s bothering me haha 


    For  me personally the answer is no.   Does a perfectly executed shot from the fairway that rolls off the green count as a green hit?     Does the tee shot that rolls through the fairway and ends up 1" into the rough count as a fairway hit?    Also I think you need to look at more than fairway hit or not hit.   When you miss the fairway,  can you advance the ball toward the green?   You really need to also evaluate how bad the tee shot was.  

    When I work as a walking scorer for the LPGA we are told to simply look at where they are hitting from and not how they got there.   In your instance you are hitting from the rough 


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  7. 3 minutes ago, ballplayer002003 said:

    Ok gang, over the 4th of July, I will be playing Golden Horseshoe...what tips can you give me?  We are playing both courses.  Any local knowledge is appreciated.  

    What do you want to know?  I can try and help or if there is something specific I can reach out to Harry at headquarters; he is a member.  

  8. 1 hour ago, Nicolasdu84 said:

    I am sure someone on the forum has both sets in their garage and could tell me which one has the “biggest head” or which on is the “easiest” to play.😃 


    Probably going to be hard to find someone with both of these sets.  They were part of prior years most wanted testing so I can’t do a side by side comparison for you since they won’t have them at the testing facility any more.  You can look at the data from 2019 and 2020 most wanted data to get some performance comparisons.  As far as size, most everything you find in the players category will be roughly the same size.  If size is a concern, you probably don’t want to be lookin at players type irons and may want something in the GI category.  But if it comes down to those two irons the new level might be the better option based on most wanted results 

  9. @Golfspy_CG2 I didn’t pay that much attention to your earlier review but you point out in this on that even though you missed the fairway they were still playable.  That is a key point and something that my coach has me look at.  Fairways hit is a nice metric,  it it is more important to look at drives that do not allow you the ability to make your next shot at the green. Might want to look and quality that fairway hit number a bit.  

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  10. While his statement is funny and How DJ responds is also numerous, there is a lot that can be learned from it.  We don’t have a lot of control over where the ball actually goes and you just have to play what you end up with; almost not care.  

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  11. 3 hours ago, Slypanther said:

    How can use of a drawing compass be different than most yardage books that have that as a integral feature reprinted? If he makes the drawing prior to the start of the tourney, it is no different than markers that are off the fairway in the "just in case" yardages in a yardage book. Please inform me of what the actual implications are as I have several homemade yardage books with years of information on courses I play or have played.

    Yardage markers on the course give you distances to a specific point (front of the green at tour events).  Players then calculate then calculate the distance to the pin location.   In most instances the yardage marker, the spot the distance was measured to, and the hole are not in a straight ling.    I also doubt the distance arcs you put in your book are done at a granularity of 1 yard.   As a result the more you are off from that straight line the longer your distance gets.  Think of the hypotenuse of a triangle as the sides get longer or shorter so does the hypotenuse but not by the same amount.  knowing the scale in your yardage book will enable him to get an exact distance.  

  12. 2 hours ago, Chevelle said:

    Kansas King or CNOSIL. 
    Is a launch monitor a must for the golf coach? 

    I would say in general no but it depends on what you are working on and trying to accomplish, if the lessons are indoors, or how stubborn you are in believing what your coach is saying.   

    For basic fundamental skills you don't need a launch monitor and can see things via ball flight.    If you working on fine tuning skills like hitting a 5 yard draw then yes a launch monitor is very helpful. 

    A launch monitor should be used in a support role and not drive what you are doing. 

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  13. 1 hour ago, sirchunksalot said:

    Thank you for the encouragement! It's difficult sometimes not to let the frustration seep in, I'm really working on the mental game and yesterday instead of asking "why?" I was working on asking myself "what can I do this next shot?". I wanted to start focusing on using each shot as a learning experience and building different shots for my game. I've done this for a while in my short game and have started relishing challenging greenside shots and that area of my game has improved.

    Golf is hard and golf is frustrating.  We have a good day and even periods where we play well and we have a bad day and periods where we play poorly and wonder why we even play the game.   Everyone has gone through this no matter how good of a golfer you are.    Play the game like you mentioned and try to enjoy the challenge;  just try to accept the prior shot for what it is and try to execute the next shot to the best of your ability.  

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  14. 13 minutes ago, Lacassem said:

    Ah @cnosilthat description helps a lot, anything that will get between club face and ball. 
    I don’t “typically” struggle with this because what seems for me is I’m always short! But as my numbers are getting better (past 5 rounds left and right greens is minimal, short still high but long is higher and GIR is higher) this is something I’m going to be more cognizant of moving forward.

    This brings up a question though a ball sitting up where you aren’t going to get much between the club but may hit higher on the face is this a situation you want to club up?

    Hitting the ball higher on the face is basically a miss hit and will probably travel shorter distances.  You can club up to account for that or you can change the delivery of you club to not bottom out as low….essentially make you low point higher.  

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  15. 3 minutes ago, GolfSpy MPR said:

    As my ball-striking is rounding into better form after the earliest spring rounds, I'm noticing a recurring issue. I've flown several greens this year from the rough.

    I have to assume that these are the well-known "flier" lies. But how have you learned to distinguish between a lie in the rough that's going to cost you distance versus one that is going to add distance? Anyone got a resource on this (illustrated, I would think) that you've found especially helpful?

    I have talked to my coach about lies and he indicated it it mostly practice.  Go when the grass is kind Of dormant and brush the grass in different directions and create different lies.  
    a flyer lie is typically found in light to medium rough where you believe you will make good contact.  Unfortunately grass, dirt, and/or water get between the ball and the club face and reduce the balls spin.  A lower spinning ball will typically go farther than you anticipate.    Hard to illustrate because it is simply a ball sitting in lighter rough.  To anticipate, you have to guess how cleanly you will hit the ball. 

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  16. 2 hours ago, tony@CIC said:

    My wife has an issue with skin cancer, so it's either constant bathing in sunscreen or wearing long sleeve tops. She recently switched to UV 'sleeves'. She likes the lightweight fabric and says they're not as hot as wearing long sleeve tops. She just wears a regular short sleeve top over them. I've seen guys on tour recently wearing them. Nike makes men's sleeves - there are other's as well. Also note: these are not compression sleeves like you see some athletes wear - they're lightweight and designed for UV protection only. .




    I was going to suggest the sleeves as well.  This seems to be the go to strategy now at all levels.  

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