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  1. Hi Tony.  I don't have a Twitter account, but in answer to your question as to which other balls should be tested in the first 10, how about MaxFli Tour or Tour X?  Great info, thanks for pulling this together.

  2. Much to my dismay, the number of media kits sent out by manufacturers each year has declined precipitously in recent times. Too bad, I love a good media kit, so it was nice to get this little Bag of Swagger from TaylorMade to celebrate/promote last Friday's launch of the TP5/TP5x PIX 2.0, golf balls. What you see is what you get - a dozen balls, a PIX themed squishy ball, an insulated mug (that my wife will steal), and a Sleeve of Swagger koozy. Driver head not included.
  3. Cobra sent out a media kit for the new Speedzone drivers (full story: here). As seems to be the case lately, I was traveling when it arrived, but I shot some photos today, primarily so you could see the difference in the shape/footprint of the standard model and the Xtreme. I also was messing with some lightroom presets and inadvertently transformed the version into the white, so you get a reasonable idea of what that one looks like too.
  4. Something for the kids here. Jones is perhaps best-known for its timeless, traditional golf bags. From what I can see from the Trouper series, it's modernizing just a bit, adding a bit more functionality, while staying true to its standards. --- Jones Sports Co. has launched the Cadet Junior Trouper, a new golf bag for junior golfers ranging from ages 7 – 11. A junior-sized clone of the Jones Trouper Stand bag, the Cadet Junior Trouper bag has simplified double shoulder straps and a padded lumbar cushion for easy carry and extra comfort. To keep juniors hydrated during their round, Jones has added an oversized insulated pocket to store extra-large water bottles. “We heard from parents who said they frequently have to remind their kids to drink water during their round,” said Matt Lemman, partner and sales director, Jones Sports Co. "By placing a large insulated water bottle pocket on the front of their bag where it is in plain view, it reminds them to drink water throughout their round." Sticking to a simple, understated design of which Jones is known, the Cadet Junior Trouper is available in light gray. It features a 4-way divider top and weighs four pounds. A heavy-duty D-ring provides ease of clipping on accessories. Junior Cadet Trouper Bag MSRP: $145.00 Colorways: Light Gray Availability: Immediately Top: 4-way divider Dimensions: 32” x 11.5” x 7” Shoulder Strap: Traditional centerline single strap with secondary double strap Weight: 4 lbs. Intended ages: 7-11
  5. If you were to ask me what the most dominant brand on tour is, without hesitation I'd say GolfPride. Unlike club companies, grip companies don't pay for play, so use on tour (and everywhere else) is entirely preference driven - which makes it almost insane that in any given week, +/- 80% of the grips used are GolfPride. It's also insane that the company that makes the grips I play is owned by the company that made the power systems wee used back when I was an IT guys. Such a strange career convergence. Anyway...here's what the company has to say about it's 2019 season on tour. PINEHURST, N.C. … Golf Pride®, an industry leader in grip innovation and the #1 Grip on Tour, announced today that it was the leading swing and putter grip choice throughout the FedEx Cup Playoffs, including at the season-ending TOUR Championship. At the TOUR Championship, the winner captured the tournament and the FedEx Cup title using Golf Pride’s swing grips and putter grip. Since the FedEx Cup started 13 years ago, Golf Pride has been the trusted grip in players hands for 11 titles. The thrilling victory at East Lake Golf Club gives Golf Pride 39 wins out of the official 46-events played during the PGA TOUR’s 2018-19 season. Below is a rundown of some of Golf Pride’s most noteworthy achievements during the brand’s banner year on the PGA TOUR. · “Golf Pride Slam” - wins at all four Majors this season. · 13x more PGA TOUR victories than its nearest competitor. · 7 unique Golf Pride swing grips won this season including the brand’s latest innovations in ALIGN Technology & Plus4 Technology. · 43 of 50 players who earned their 2019-20 PGA TOUR cards through the Korn Ferry Playoffs or by virtue of being Top 25 money earners on the Korn Ferry Tour relied on Golf Pride grips. “2018-19 has been an incredible season for Golf Pride,” said Brandon Sowell, global sales and marketing director for Golf Pride. “We continued our run of success in the game’s biggest events with some of our most trusted grips, and we saw several of our newest and most innovative technologies gain traction on TOUR garnering marquee wins. This season has been a tremendous showcase of how the best players in the world grip confidence each week with Golf Pride.” Each week, Golf Pride is the leading grip played from tee-to-green on the PGA TOUR with an average of 80% of pros choosing Golf Pride swing grips in each event, without any paid endorsements. For more information on Golf Pride’s entire 2019 product offering, visit http://www.golfpride.com. Eaton’s Golf Pride Grips Division is the world’s largest manufacturer of golf grips, with manufacturing, sales and distribution facilities on six continents. The division’s Golf Pride brand is recognized globally as the number one choice in grips among TOUR and recreational players, competitive amateur golfers, club manufacturers and club repairmen. For more information, visit www.golfpride.com. Eaton is a power management company with 2018 sales of $21.6 billion. We provide energy-efficient solutions that help our customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power more efficiently, safely and sustainably. Eaton is dedicated to improving the quality of life and the environment through the use of power management technologies and services. Eaton has approximately 100,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 175 countries. For more information, visit Eaton.com.
  6. Safe bet that, as a MGS Community Member, you're already aware that Gary Woodland just one the US Open. I'm guessing you know that his victory gives Wilson credit for its first major since Padraig Harrington. You might also know about the PING metalwoods, Vokey and TaylorMade wedges, Cameron putter, and Titleist golf balls. The point is that Woodland played a mix of equipment, but nothing in his bag was as visible to everyone watching at home as his PUMA PWRADAPT Patriot Pack Golf Shoes. Woodland's shoes are part of PUMA Golf's Volition America collection and are slated for an October release. For a very limited time...literally the next 10 hours and 15 minutes (as of 9:45 AM eastern time), you can pre-order Woodland's shoes. The upside of pre-ordering now is that through July 4th, PUMA is doubling its contribution to Folds of Honor on everything sold from the Volition America Collection (which obvious includes the shoes). Cool shoes...great cause. If you're so inclined, click here to pre-order your Patriot Pack PWRADAPTs.
  7. Black matte paint over chrome. Available May 10 Other MODUS³ Tour: Black Edition models may be released
  8. I'm as excited about this shoe as any in several years. It's the true follow-up to the Titan Tour. Designed in conjunction with Rickie Fowler, which is a good bit of the reason why there's no DISC option available...Rickie likes laces.
  9. Full Story: https://mygolfspy.com/2019-footjoy-fury-golf-shoe-review
  10. In case you don't keep up with the latest grip offerings, here's a little sampling of what Golf Pride has added to its catalog for 2019. Green (Callaway) MCC ALIGN TOUR VELVET PLUS 4 ZGRIP ALIGN TOUN SNSR COUNTOUR PRO (104cc & 140cc)
  11. New from PUMA Golf, the IGNITE NXT offers your choice of 3 distinct lacing systems, including the new SOLELACE. $120. Available now.
  12. This one is next up in our shaft review pipeline. I still need to get some of the details from the team at UST while our shaft review partners at Cool Clubs take their S3 measurements, but I wanted to get some pics up now. This is essentially a release that celebrates the 10th Anniversary of the ATTAS line. While the paint is bold, it's not without purpose. Starting from the butt end of the shaft the colors celebrate the previous ATTAS models by way of sequentially matching the colorway of each of the 9 generations of ATTAS. Beginning with the butt section of the shaft; the original ATTAS was orange. The ATTAS 2 was red, 3 was yellow, and so on it goes through the white of the 9th generation ATTAS Cool. Full details and review in a couple of weeks.
  13. As the guy who basically came up with the logic behind TrueGolfFit, I thought maybe I should hop in and set the record straight on what's getting kicked around here. The lack of loft and shaft recommendations is a valid criticism. The roadmap has both being added for 2019. As far as your current driver brand goes...that's largely inconsequential. The data we ask for (swing speed, attack angle, and tempo) are not club dependent. We do sometimes see small changes in attack angle, but that's accounted for in the programming. Basically, we don't ask about your current driver, because we don't need to know anything about it. We need to know how you swing, not what you swing. I always find it amusing how people will start with one criticism (lack of loft and shaft) and use it as a launching pad for a full-on conspiracy theory, e.g., I got recommended two Srixon drivers, therefore MGS must be in bed with Srixon. Let me says this in no uncertain terms: there are no OEM partnerships that impact TrueGolfFit results. All recommendations are the result of a matching algorithm that finds the best match for your inputs within our shot database. A quick amusing anecdote; we got feedback from someone inside one of the OEMs...his chief complaint was that his recommendation was a Titleist driver (he doesn't work for Titleist). He didn't love it, but he also understood the recommendation wasn't the result of some grand conspiracy. We match your inputs to our data. That's it. The system has no bias. If you were recommended a Srixon driver or two Srixon drivers it's because when the tool searches the database of shots collected during testing, Srixon drivers produced the best results under the parameters you entered. The tool uses a total performance metric that's more robust than distance alone, which is what accounts for the gap in the distance, but there is no in-between in your case. As I said, valid criticism on lofts and shafts. The rest is, as my daughter used to say when she was 4, is just silly business.
  14. Just shot a video about ball testing. Will probably post next week.
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