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  1. Today's blog post on the JGR lineup can be found here: https://mygolfspy.com/first-look-bridgestone-tour-b-jgr-irons-metal-woods/
  2. Really enjoyed the Club at Savannah Harbor - hope to go back there and play it again. I think I have some pix on the phone from that round as well. I'll see what I can find....
  3. Not on that trip. Played another round in Savannah - at the course on the island. Loved it - but liked Sea Pines better. Played a couple of HH courses back in the 80's - but this was my first trip there since Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  4. I'd been juggling clubs since spring and finally wanted to commit to one set, so I went with the Srixon Z 765's. The C-300's are about to get mixed into a progressive set with the FG Tour V6 Raw's - we'll see how that plays out... But I did enjoy them when I played them - nice feel and the distance is terrific....
  5. Got a lot of course pics on the iPhone from the past year, some are worthy of sharing, some are so-so. Here are some from one of the better courses I was lucky enough to play this year - Sea Pines on Hilton Head. It was just a few weeks before the big PGA tourney at Harbour Town, so of course the Mrs. and I had to wander around the lighthouse. It was a cold and windy day, but by tee time the wind died down a bit and it warmed up enough to shed the sweater. Sea Pines is a private club but, in a rare display of poor judgment, they let me play it anyway. My wife and I were on a mini-vacation in Savannah at the time. so it worked out. She was able to see some of the sites on Hilton Head Island, and I was able to get in a mid-March round and try to dust off some of the cobwebs. Highlights included 3 birdies, lowlights included 4 double bogies, each time following solid drives in the fairway. Short game killed me, a sign of my entire season, I'm afraid, and a reminder of why this is a hobby and not a profession! From what they told me, Sea Pines is actually a fairly decent deal as far as memberships go. Depending on what you want to pay, your membership can include playing privileges on other Hilton Head courses, including Heron Point, Atlantic Dunes and even Harbour Town. If you belong to a private course and are vacationing in the area, they will do a reciprocity deal with your home club. It's well worth it - while not as grand as Harbour Town, it's a nice test of golf and requires all the shots in the bag. You'll see houses along a lot of the fairways, but that's basically Hilton Head. A couple of reminders if you do visit - they'll give you a card when you show up that will allow you to buy refreshments at the clubhouse - it shows that you're a guest. I gave one to my wife but she forgot about it. They charged her - $6, I think - at the gate to actually get back in to pick me up and then they wouldn't let her buy a drink at the bar while I was finishing. So if you visit, don't lose track of that card! After reliving the round via ShotScope, I was surprised to realize I shot an 83 - although it didn't feel that good at the time. The 3 birdies made me happy after a long layoff, and I was able to keep it in the fairway for the most part (or at least playable) - helpful given Sea Pines requires you to keep the ball in or at least close to the fairway - there's not a lot of room out there. I brought a set of Wilson C300 forged irons with me. I'm not sure how they're going to fare in the Most Wanted Players Distance Iron (my guess would be pretty well) - but I had some really good luck with them. I'll have some others if you guys are interested - played some interesting tracks this year in the US, but just missed out on an opportunity to play the tournament course at Firestone last week due to cancelling the trip. Bummah....
  6. CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR TESTERS: Golfinnut KennyB sirchunksalot 02uwmadgrad Calypso55 Kegger Revkev 03trdblack _____________________________________________ (8) TESTERS WANTED SuperSpeed Golf If you want to hit the ball father, you need to swing the club faster - that's basic math, gang. How to swing the club faster while staying under control" That's the million dollar question. And the guys at SuperSpeed Golf think they have the million dollar answer. ​We ran a blog story about SuperSpeed Golf a few weeks ago. Their speed training kit uses a concept known as Overspeed training to rewire your neurons and train your mind and body to swing the club faster. No harder. Faster. TESTERS WANTED! So, does this contraption really work? Dozens of Pros from the PGA, Web.com, Champions and LPGA are using it as part of their training regimen, but we want to know how it works for us regular folk - your normal, every day avid golfer. We're looking for EIGHT (yep, eight!) of you to test, review and keep SuperSpeed Golf's three club training set. And as a kicker, SuperSpeed Golf with include a Swing Speed Radar - also yours to keep - to track your swing speed progress. This review opportunity is open to any avid golfer ins the U.S.. How To Apply: As you know, we take Community reviews very seriously here at MyGolfSpy, to please make sure to read this instructions carefully and apply in the right place (that means HERE, not in the blog comment section!). In this thread, please tell us the following: Your first name Home state Current driver/shaft/shaft weight Current swing speed We'll be announcing our testers in this Forum next week, so make sure to check back to see if you've been selected. Good luck!
  7. It will be round and dimpled....and will feature the Srixon logo somewhere on the cover....
  8. They'll be announcing a new ball Monday - but the Z Stars aren't due for anything major until January st the earliest. Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  9. https://goo.gl/images/q6ECkX Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  10. Irons blog is up... https://mygolfspy.com/first-look-srixon-z-585-785-u85-irons/ Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  11. That's true - despite the fact you have two major winners in the group. Matsuyama needs to bag it (they say he's VERY, uhhh, particular?) and win a major. Tee to green he's as good as anyone, even if he does get pissed at excellent shots.
  12. From a branding standpoint - I think that's where the split with Cleveland comes in to play -- The Launcher HB is available in 12 degrees as the Cleveland brand is on the GI side of the scale.
  13. And we're live with Part 1... https://mygolfspy.com/srixon-z-585-785-drivers/
  14. Blog posts coming this morning -- some cool stuff!
  15. (8) TESTERS Announced PING i210/i500 irons Yep, you read that one correctly, my fine fellow GolfSpies! EIGHT! As in Eight is Enough or Eight Days a Week. As in a touchdown and a two-point conversion. We're looking for EIGHT of you to test, review and keep a set of PING's new i210 or i500 irons (four testers for each set), and let your friends here on MyGolfSpy know if those two new irons sets stand and deliver for better players - feel and accuracy for i210 types and distance and playability for you i500 guys (or gals). This review opportunity is open to any eligible MyGolfSpy Forum member in good standing who resides and plays golf on the planet known as the Third Rock From the Sun. How To Apply: Here's what we need you to do - first, visit PING's website and determine which iron is best for you, the i500 or the i210. Then, in this forum (and in this forum ONLY!!!!!), tell us the following: Your first name Your home state/province/country Your handicap Your current irons set/shaft Your PING choice - i210 or i500 So congratulate our i210 reviewers Danbrook RickyBobbyPR Steddygolf txgolfjunkie Also congratulate our i500 reviewers GC70 Har in the Hat Kanoito Mr. Theoo
  16. Hi Mark -- I visited the Edel HQ outside of Austin a few years ago for a fitting - here's a recap of my experiences: https://mygolfspy.com/zen-and-the-art-of-putter-fitting/ I had never been fit for a putter before and I was impressed with the thoroughness and the thoughtfulness behind the fitting. David Edel really has done a lot of research behind how the eyes and mind perceive a square to target clubface and now things like putter shape, sight lines or dots and other things can alter one's perception. It was a great learning experience.... David told me that, when it comes to putters at least, that I like a nice rounded backside. That works for me!! ;-)
  17. That's a hell of an itinerary!!! Not really a hidden gem, but I really enjoyed North Berwick when I was there. It's a great golf course that's really fun to play. You can take the train from Edinburgh to North Berwick, and from there it's an easy 5 minute walk to the golf course. It's a real seaside links course -- and make sure to splurge on a caddy there. See if you can get John ( I forget his last name) - he's an older dude but an excellent caddy and excellent company. Enjoy!!!
  18. If that one doesn't move you...
  19. She was the Queen of Soul, and up there with Mavis Staples as the best female vocalist I've ever heard....
  20. No 9's -- no meaningful update for a blade, so they didn't do anything with it. It'll stay in the lineup unchanged for the foreseeable future.
  21. As to the CBX wedge question - Cleveland does a 2-year cycle on its products, so this is the year for an RTX update. Next year will see a CBX update. Keeping them in an alternate year cycle is smart, since it lets them introduce a new product every year, but in a different category.
  22. And awayyy we go..... https://mygolfspy.com/first-look-cleveland-rtx-4-wedges/
  23. Pix from tour are pretty much fair game for everyone -- if we had someone on tour and scooped some pix, we'd run them, too. It's accepted practice. But we don't have anyone covering the Tour, so we don't have our own pix. Those driver pix come from the USGA Conforming website - anyone can look at it (it's updated every Monday). Those are fair game as well, since they're often prototypes or not completely finished looking product - and aren't in color - and they're available for anyone in the general public to see. When it comes to pictures of samples they send us, or of pictures they provide us with for our First Look blog stories, we respect their embargo. Yeah, there are pictures everywhere, but we work with them on a basis of trust - I try to take that seriously. Are there pix out there? Yep. Do others ignore the embargo? Yep. We won't.
  24. Well, that's an interesting question -- while we do have independence from OEM's in that we don't take $$ from them, we do wish to retain an element of goodwill and mutual respect. OEM's have embargoes for a reason, and as a rule we cooperate with them. We do rely on them for participation in Forum Review Opportunities and Most Wanted - it's something that works out for both them and us -- they get exposure and honest feedback from our forum, and we get to give our forum members the opportunity to review and keep stuff. It makes for a lively, fun community. Not really willing to sacrifice that just so we can show pictures early -- they provided us with pictures to use in our blogs with the understanding that we'll respect their embargo. We try to act with integrity in our dealings with everyone - readers, OEMs and each other. It would be pretty slimy on our part to accept samples for testing, pictures and reviews and then turn around and say FU to the OEM and violate their trust, never mind their embargo. They understand that we'll be honest in our assessment and call it as we see it, and they respect that (well, almost all of them respect that!). All that aside - it's an embargo on a freaking wedge. It's not like we're fighting ISIS or anything....
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