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  1. Personal attacks have no place in our forum. This ends now. Am I being clear enough?
  2. (4) TESTERS ANNOUNCED Cleveland Launcher CBX & HB Irons Heads up gang - time for another MyGolfSpy Community Forum Review opportunity! You guys may remember our trip to Cleveland Golf HQ in Huntington Beach, CA last December. The folks at Cleveland/Srixon/XXIO showed our forum members a wonderful time and outfitted them with a full bag of brand new Cleveland gear..including either the new Launcher CBX or Launcher HB irons, whichever was the best fit. It was so much fun, and the guys loved the clubs so much, that we wanted to give you an opportunity to try them out for yourself. TESTERS WANTED: We're looking for 4 avid MGS'ers to do the MGS thing and give a thorough, professional and honest review of the new Cleveland irons. We need two of you to review the Launcher CBX irons, and two more to review the ultra-forgiving Launcher HB irons. And after you review them, you get to keep them - how about that! ​As you know, we take our Forum Testing VERY seriously at MGS. This is NOT A GIVEAWAY, but a unique opportunity for you to become a real golf gear reviewer. It's a full 2 month commitment, and you'll be expected to give the irons a thorough testing both on the course and on the practice range, and you'll be given a detailed review template upon which to base your review (we do try to make it as easy as possible!). ​You'll also be asked to visit the review thread often answer questions and share your journey with your fellow forum members (and ask anyone who done an MGS review before, they'll tell you - it's a hoot!) HOW TO APPLY: This opportunity is open to anybody residing in the US or Canada. Think you have what it takes to be an MGS reviewer? Here's what you have to do: In this thread, tell us: 1. Your first name and home state or province 2. Your current irons/shafts (flex and brand) 3. Your current handicap 4. Your preferred irons to test (visit the Cleveland Golf Website to check out the details) ​We'll be announcing the testers next week, so make sure to check back here to see if you've been chosen. Good luck! Well another great turnout and batch of testing applications, this one was truly not easy, lots of great candidates but in the end, these four gentleman have shown a true commitment to MGS and been active in the community. Two of them are proven past reviewers who we know will do a great job, and TWO FIRST TIME reviewers, who we have been great contributors in their time on MGS. S Please welcome me in congratulating: CBX Testers: HeathS16 Peanut05 and HB Testers: Ole Gray Wedgie Stay tuned later today or tonight for a PM from me with more details and asking for some additional information. We're thrilled to have the four of you take part in this testing and know you will bring lots of great information to the forum.
  3. (4) TESTERS WANTED Shot Scope V2 GPS Watch with Automated Performance Tracking ​ There are two clear leaders in the golf data tracking game. For those who don't mind carrying your phone with you during a round, ARCCOS is the clear market leader. For those who'd rather just play golf, the Scottish company Shot Scope is tracker of choice. And if you're a part of the second part, this review opportunity is for you! TESTERS WANTED: We're looking for four avid golfers to test, review and keep Shot Scope's new V2 GPS Watch with Automated Performance Tracking. Shot Scope's patented ClubSense technology automatically knows when you hit the ball and which club you used, and stores all that info for you. You don't have to tag or mess with your phone. You just play golf. And with Shot Scope's new online Performance Package, you can view your stats and decide which part of your game you'll brag on and which you'll keep to yourself. The good news is if you live and play golf anywhere on the planet Earth, you're eligible to apply! How To Apply: You forum vets know - and you new members need to know - how much work is involved in being a MyGolfSpy product tester. We'll expect you to dedicate a full two months to using Shot Scope on the course and learning how to use the data is provides, and you'll write a detailed, thorough and - most importantly - honest review for your fellow Forum members. To do that, you'll first have to be a member in good standing of the MyGolfSpy Community Forum (click here if you need to sign up). Next, in this thread - and ONLY IN THIS THREAD - you'll need to tell us the following: First name Home State/Province/Country ​Do you use performance tracking? Do you use a GPS watch? Which ones? ​That's pretty much it. We'll be announcing the four testers next week in this thread, so make sure to check back. Good luck!
  4. Hi Lance - thanks for joining MGS and thanks for contributing to the forums! I see you applied to be a tester for the Hogan Equalizer wedges - I appreciate your question and wish you luck. From what I understand they're awesome wedges and will be fun for our testers to work with and review. I do want to make sure you understand there's a difference between a contest and a club review opportunity. Community Forum Review opportunities are not considered contests or giveaways by MGS - it's an opportunity for our forum members to become actual club reviewers. We give our testers a detailed template and ask them to go through a rigorous two-month program and give the products a good going over, and then write a thoughtful, detailed and - most importantly - honest review. It's a lot of work, and it's not for everyone. Since we require our testers to participate in the forums, answer questions from other readers from all over the world and share their thoughts during their testing process, we establish specific review threads within our forum. Following directions, being able - and willing - to learn and navigate the forum and to be part of the community are all attributes we look for in our club testers. So as you can see, it's not really a contest or a giveaway. We do plenty of those on the blog and on social media. Those are easy to sign up for. But for club review opportunities, we do ask a lot. We want to do right by the OEM's who provide us with the equipment for you guys to review, and we want to do right by our Forum members, who've come to expect detailed and honest reviews from their peers. Hope this helps answer your question and again, thanks for being part of MGS!
  5. (4) TESTERS Announced: Ben Hogan Equalizer Wedges Another week, another review opportunity for you, fellow Golf Spies! And we think you're going to really like this one. There's been plenty of chatter here and in social media on the new Equalizer wedges from Ben Hogan. 1025 forged, enhanced V-Sole, Progressive Center of Mass - there's a lot here to get you intrigued, and we want four of you to test, review and keep a 3-wedge set of Hogan Equalizers, and let us know if they're the real deal. TESTERS Chosen: Four of you will be chosen to review a 52-56-60 set of Equalizers with your choice of shafts offered by Hogan. In addition, Hogan will tweak the lies and swing weights to fit your specs. And if you need the lofts adjusted a degree or so, they'll do that, too. This review opportunity is open to any avid golfer in the US and Canada. HOW TO APPLY: As you all know, we take our member reviews pretty seriously. You'll be asked for a full two-month commitment to take these things to the range and the course, and follow a detailed template to write up a thoughtful, detailed and - most importantly - honest review. To apply, tell us in this thread (and ONLY in this thread!): First name/Home state or province Current wedges Short game strengths/weaknesses Current handicap The Testers have been selected. Please congratulate!! DDRyan Tommc23 KCLeo12 GeekingGolf
  6. Welcome! Just moved to New Hampshire from Minnesota - we live in Exeter and I think I might settle on Breakfast Hill as my new home course. Hope to try the Ledges, Links at Outlook and others as the spring progresses. Drop a PM if you ever want to hook up! Sent from my iPad using MyGolfSpy
  7. Slack? Nahhh - as long as everyone behaves and is respectful, opinions are welcome in the proper threads. And as always, thanks for being a part of MGS!!! If you look around at other forums and website, you'll see plenty of love for EVNRoll - Guerin Rife makes dandy putters and the face groove tech is legit when it comes to distance control. Yes, EVENRoll is an advertiser, but we have advertisers that often finish in the middle of the pack with testing, as well. In order to even be considered an MGS advertisers, companies have to meet certain guidelines, have to perform to our own standards and offer something unique to the consumer. It's a pretty laborious process - check out our blogs on owner Adam Beach and you'll get an idea (click here). As to why pros play Scotty, PING or Odyssey? I think you probably already know a large part of the answer to that. EVNRoll is still a fairly small company, and while they have some wins on the LPGA and - I believe - the Champions Tour (don't quote me on that) - they don't have sponsorship deals so they can't use the names of the winning players. Tour usage certainly validates products - but it's certainly not the only way. Smaller companies make some pretty dandy stuff! One of the great things about MGS is that we don't have a ton of rules - you can speak your mind as long as it's done respectfully and in the proper thread. You're golden, brother! And we appreciate the honesty!
  8. Hi Noel — Thanks for responding and for being a part of the MyGolfSpy community. In regards to the C300's and. Australia - please understand that we don't have the final say. We always work with the OEM in question to widen the net to as much of Planet Earth as we can, but depending on international relations and how independent each OEM's operation in different parts of the world are, well, sometimes it's just impossible,. Trust me, we'd love to have them all open to the entire world, but the OEM's have their own guidelines. We try to be respectful of those so that we may offer more opportunities in the future. We've had several review opportunities in the past that have been open to Australia, and many that have been open to the entire world. We'll always let you know when it's a planetary thing! One other note - and it may just be purely semantics, but it is important - these opportunities are not giveaways or contests - they are review opportunities, and as such require a solid two months worth of work on the part of the reviewer. We have to screen our applicants carefully to make sure they understand what's expected of them. Like I said, it may be purely semantic, but it's an important distinction. All the best... JMB Sent from my iPad using MyGolfSpy
  9. (4) TESTERS WANTED!! WILSON STAFF C300/C300 FORGED IRONS Gotta say gang, we're really excited to bring this one to you. There's been more buzz this spring about the Wilson Staff C300 and C300 Forged irons on these pages than any other Wilson offering that I can remember, and for good reason. They do represent one of the more intriguing iron releases of 2018. Both irons fall into the Game Improvement category, with the C300 offering more distance and forgiveness and the C300 Forged offering a more compact frame, bit more pop than a better player's cavity back and all the forged goodness you could possibly want. TESTERS WANTED: We're looking for four of you to do that voodoo that you do and give these things a good MyGolfSpy Forum going over. We need two avid golfers to test and review (and keep) a set of the C300's, and two more to do the same thing with the C300 Forged. As always, we want to make sure you're ready to tackle the challenge of being a MyGolfSpy tester. You'll be asked to spend a solid two months working with these irons on both the practice range and on the course. You'll also be asked to write a two stage review (we'll provide you with a template) and provide your fellow Forum members with a detailed, thoughtful and - most importantly - honest evaluation of the C300's. This review opportunity is open to any avid golfer/dedicated reviewer in the US, Canada or the UK. How To Apply: If you want to test and review (and keep, did we mention that?) a set of C300's, please apply in THIS FORUM ONLY (applying in the blog won't do you any good, okay?). In this thread, please tell us the following: Your first name/home state or province Your current iron set/shaft combo Your current handicap Your review preference - C300 or C300 Forged We'll be selecting two of you to review the C300's and two others to review the C300 Forged. We'll be announcing the testers in this thread next week, so make sure to check back! Thanks, and best of luck!!!
  10. You guys will want to pay attention this week then....;-) Sent from my iPad using MyGolfSpy
  11. (3) TESTERS Announced Cleveland Launcher HB Driver With Your Choice of Premium Shaft Do like your drivers long and beastly or straight and narrow? Do you like to fiddle with features or do you prefer grip it and rip it simple? There are no wrong answers here, it's just a matter of what you value. And if you value a driver with a yard-to-dollar ratio close to 1, you might just find value in the Cleveland Launcher HB. TESTERS WANTED: There's a lot of 2008 in the new Cleveland Launcher HB - there's the name, of course, and the updated HiBore crown. There's no adjustable hosel, and a $299 price tag that will make you feel young again. The Launcher HB was a solid performer in this year's Most Wanted Testing, finishing in the top half of the pack, only 3 yards behind the PING G400 LST but with a 25% lower sticker price. That's how the off-the-rack model performer for us, but we'd like to see how a customized model works for you. We want THREE avid golfers to test, review and keep the Cleveland Launcher HB equipped with YOUR CHOICE of any premium shaft in the Cleveland catalog (click here to see the lineup). Yes, ANY SHAFT. How To Apply: All applications must be made in this thread, so please follow the instructions carefully. ​Please tell us the following: Your first name and your home state/province Your current driver/shaft combination Your driver swing speed/carry distance Your current handicap Congratulations to the following testers. Details coming via PM from me shortly. Cksurfdude No3PuttLaLa Zylem
  12. Take a look at the XCalibers from Robin Arthur. Really good shafts at a really good price... http://xcalibershafts.com
  13. (4) TESTERS WANTED PING G400 Driver Lineup 10,071 shots over 245 hours. That's how many and how long it took for MyGolfSpy to crown the PING G400 LST the Most Wanted Driver of 2018. And not for nuthin', PING's G400, G400 Max and G400 SFT were also top performing bombers. There were an awful lot of outstanding performers in this year's Most Wanted testing, which tells us one thing – while there may not be one driver out there that's best for everyone, there is one driver out there that's best for you. And with four drivers finishing in the top half of our testing, there's a decent chance a PING driver may, in fact, work for you. But let's put that premise to the test, shall we? TESTERS WANTED! Back in school, whether it was math or science class, they always wanted you to check your work. Well, that's what we want you guys to help us out with. We're looking for four of you to test and review (and keep) a PING G400 driver – whichever one you feel best fits your game. It could be the low-spinning, Most Wanted champ G400 LST, or it could be the ultra-forgiving and Tour-proven G400 Max, or the standard G400 or the G400 SFT – it's your call. Whichever one it is, we want you to give it a thorough going over and let us know how it performs – for YOU. HOW TO APPLY: First, head over the PING website (click here), and determine which of the four G400 models best fits your game using PING's nFlight online fitting tool. Then, in this thread - and ONLY in this thread - tell us the following: 1. Your first name and home state/province/country ​2. Your current handicap and driver swing speed 3. Your current driver 4. The PING G400 model you'd like to review Pretty straightforward! Good luck, and we'll be announcing the testers in this forum early next week!
  14. Haven't hit them, but I did get to see and hold them at the PGA show - very very nice looking sticks. It's a 10 year old open mold that Lynx sources in China - we believe Diamond Golf and Aloha both sold these same irons under their own brand names for a few years. The owner of Diamond Golf still plays his and they are, in his words, “a damn good blade.” Not sure where you are, but Lynx will first be available in North America via Dallas Golf - inventory is in transit. Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  15. Hi gang — many of you have interacted with evershady - AKA “American Beef” (golf with him once, you'll get it!). Robert (his real name) lost his brother suddenly and tragically last week. If you're a fan of Bleacher Report podcasts you may know Robert's brother as Matt Miller's partner on one of their shows. Anyway, he left two small children behind, and Matt started a GoFundMe to help the family. Give it a look if you wish, and make sure to hug those dear to you, ‘cause you just never know... https://www.gofundme.com/dan-bazal-memorial-fund Sent from my iPad using MyGolfSpy
  16. Hoping you're correct — I'm guessing about two, maybe 3 weeks before courses in our little corner of New Hampshire are open full time. Fingers crossed!~ Sent from my iPad using MyGolfSpy
  17. Where are you from in Central MA? I grew up in Harvard and worked in Worcester for a while. Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  18. Hey gang -- After 22 years in Minnesota, I'm getting ready for my first New England golf season since 1995! Arranging events is always hard, if not impossible - but any newbies or folks who've been around (I'm looking at YOU @strokerace!) and want to get together for some golf this spring and summer - let me know either here or in a PM.
  19. We had a group go to Cleveland in December to get fit for the new lineup -- the CBX Launcher irons are legit! They're going on the road with me next week to Houston and KC - looking forward to giving them an extended workout, but there's an awful lot to like there...
  20. (5) Testers Announced: Cobra Connect Challenge II The Full Bag Edition Please read this one carefully gang, as it's a BIGGIE!!! And it's more than just a club review - it's a season long experiment in golf improvement. Welcome to MyGolfSpy's 2nd annual Cobra Connect Challenge - and we're making it bigger and better than ever. We're looking for FIVE of you to spend the rest of the golf season with a full bag - yes, a full bag - of Cobra's KING F8 gear equipped with the ARCCOS-powered Cobra Connect System. We'll outfit you with a complete set of Cobra F8's, from driver, fairway and hybrids to irons and wedges - all customized to your specs - as well as MyGolfSpy's newly crowned Most Wanted Stand Bag, the Cobra Ultralight. Your job? Spend the season with your Cobra gear and use the Cobra Connect system to analyze your game, focus your practice and see how much you can improve. Year Long Competition Our 5 testers will spend the season competing against each other for some great prizes provided by Cobra-Puma, and all you have to do is what you'd do anyway - play golf and work to shoot lower scores. To start, Cobra will send you a full ARCCOS 360 set for use with your current gamers. You'll spend a month setting a performance baseline, and once you get your new Cobra gear, you'll spend the rest of the year playing, tracking your data and discussing your journey here in the MyGolfSpy Forum and on Social Media. This is gonna be, as they say, a hoot! How To Apply: This review opportunity is open to any golfer in the U.S. or Canada, so in this thread - please tell us the following: 1. Your first name and home state or province 2. Your current set makeup 3. Your current handicap 4. Your goals for the 2018 golf season Again, the commitment on your part is to game your new Cobra gear for the remainder of the season and share your journey both here in the MyGolfSpy Forum and on Social Media. Good luck to all, and we'll be announcing our 5 testers right here next week! Thank you to everyone that applied, this was a very tough challenge to narrow it down to just five. If you weren't selected for this testing, you won't have to wait long. Another great one will be announced in the next couple days!! We keep it rollin on MGS Congratulations: And follow all their progress on the social media outlets below: Hardcore Looper Follow at FB: mike.eovino Twiter: @meovino IG: hardcorelooper Joyzee10 Fozcycle Follow at: FB: Foster Atteberry, Twitter: @fozcycle, Instagram: fozcycle MDGolfHacker Follow at: FB:MD golf hacker Twitter: @mdgolfhacker IG: mdgolfhacker Reesedw You all will be receiving a PM very shortly with the next step! We are confident you're going to knock this challenge out of the park, and we can't wait to follow along with your progress.
  21. (10) TESTERS WANTED SNELL MTB RED & MTB BLACK GOLF BALLS Yep gang, it's time to kick off the new year for MyGolfSpy Community Forum Member Testing. We have a boffo year planned for you, and we want to kick it off with one I know you'll like... We all know the story of Dean Snell, the original MTB and Dean's roll in shaking up the golf ball industry with a Tour-level ball at direct-to-consumer pricing. Well, it's been 3 years since the MTB first hit the streets, and Dean felt it was time for an upgrade. A double upgrade, to be precise. 10 TESTERS WANTED Snell's new MTB RED and MTB BLACK are hitting the streets this week, and we want you guys to help us test and review them. Both balls share DNA with the original MTB, with some differences that will matter to the avid golfer. The MTB BLACK is a softer feeling 3-piece ball with a urethane cover and features lower spin off the tee and with long irons, but similar performance to the original MTB around the greens. The MTB RED, on the other hand, is a firmer feeling 4-piece ball that spins more for the player that wants it, both off the tee and around the greens. HOW TO APPLY: We take Member Testing VERY seriously here at MyGolfSpy, and we ask that you put some time, effort and thought into your reviews. You MUST apply in this thread only. Step 1: Snell has set up a webpage exclusively for MGS Test applicants to check out both balls and help you figure out which one might be best for you. CLICK HERE to visit the site, and make sure to watch Dean's video! Step 2: In this thread, tell us the following: - Your first name and home state/province - Your current handicap - Your current golf ball - Do you feel you're a "high spin" or a "low spin" player We'll be selecting 5 of you to test the MTB RED and 5 to test the MTB BLACK, so make sure you check out the video and apply for the ball you think might best fit your game. Check back here next week, and we'll let you know who the lucky testers are. ​Thanks for being a part of MyGolfSpy, and we promise you are going to love what we have in store for you this year.
  22. From what I understand, they'll be including ARCCOS Driver in the deal, which you get to keep. Seems like an interesting way to buy drivers for those so-inclined Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  23. Anyone hitting up the Boston Golf Show this coming weekend? I'm going Saturday - PM me if you want to hook up...
  24. Wilson is unveiling a new red (and I mean RED) matte DUOSoft ball...and they're having a "Name That Color" contest on Instagram. Not sure what the prize is, but dang, that thing is RED....
  25. Is that you at Pebble? It looks like you at Pebble...
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