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    Congratulations to RevKev!

     

    I won't lie, there have been a few others who went neck and neck with Rev in terms of fitting the mold of Member of the Month, but in the end Rev's been doing just that for a long time and it's about time he gets his recognition.

     

    To the other members that were really close to being selected, start a few more topics and get the discussions going and your name will be on top in October!

     

    Each month we'll pick a member to be our member of the month and they'll get to use a special avatar to show off their accomplishment. The MGS Member of the Month isn't about who has the most posts. In the past we had a member post a simple "Why I don't like Bubba" thread that exploded. Helping answer questions, creating new discussions and participating in others, being open to other's viewpoints, making new members feel welcome, and encouraging others to join the forum are examples of what we're looking for in our member of the month. Above all, have fun being a member of the forum and don't be a d-bag. 

     

    As a reward for being selected Member of the Month, the member will get to choose between a grip or cover from Ace of Clubs!

     

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    Please join me in congratulating Rev!

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    Congratulations to Markb!

     

    Mark's been extremely active on the forums, participating in the Scor GW/PW member review on his own dime and participating in countless other topics.

     

    Each month we'll pick a member to be our member of the month and they'll get to use a special avatar to show off their accomplishment. The MGS Member of the Month isn't about who has the most posts. In the past we had a member post a simple "Why I don't like Bubba" thread that exploded. Helping answer questions, creating new discussions and participating in others, being open to other's viewpoints, making new members feel welcome, and encouraging others to join the forum are examples of what we're looking for in our member of the month. Above all, have fun being a member of the forum and don't be a d-bag. 

     

    As a reward for being selected Member of the Month, the member will get to choose between a grip or cover from Ace of Clubs!

     

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    Please join me in congratulating Markb!

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    Anyone who purports to tell you anything about any club or shaft after only a dozen or so launch monitor swings is speaking NONSENSE.   It takes a good long while just to get used to how a club reacts and to alter your mechanics to deliver a swing well suited to the club.

     

    This is exactly why these tests run for so long :)

     

    Great feedback Mark!

  4. Well I want to thank all of you for the imput. However, I was blindsided last weekend when my wife bought my birthday present almost a month and a half early.

     

    I will be playing this weekend with last years Nike VR-s Covert irons. She got a great deal on a  4 - AW set. As long as FedEx keeps up thier end of the deal, I should be posting my own WIYB by next week.

     

     Thanks again. It was this kind of feedback that made me glad I came here.

     

    Enjoy them! Hard to go wrong with most any product out there, especially if you get a good deal.

  5. In seventh grade I moved to a new town and made a friend who turned out to be a rotten apple. I didn't really know it at the time, but once at my house he randomly offered to give me money. I thought it was strange and refused. Turned out he had stolen my brother's gameboy, which we luckily got back.

     

    Why does this feel like Ping is doing something similar?

  6. I've hit the R11 irons. I'd recommend the Rocketbladez honestly, but make sure if you get them you like the weight. The stock shaft is fairly light. A buddy bought his set for roughly $300 used.

     

    The Speedbladez are still considered a newer release and if you're looking for a custom set, that's definitely a good choice. The main differences between the Speedbladez and Rocketbladez is the sound they produce as far as I can tell.

  7. In fairness the Japanese version wasn't released in the states. Kinda like TM did with the Gloire.

     

    As for the blades, how much technology really goes into a blade? Does that particular market segment want some innovative technology or are they content with things as is?

     

    One difference I see is the weight on the Apex appears a bit higher. That might affect the sweet spot depending on how the rest of the mass is spread.

  8. Another piece of anecdotal evidence. I played in a customers Member/Guest this past weekend. On Saturday, the format was a 9 hole better ball qualifier for a 10 team horserace that afternoon. All net of course. My partner is an 8.1, an my current GHIN is an 8.7. We shot a Gross 36 (Net 31)  on a very narrow golf course, with tricky greens. We were in a scorecard playoff for the 10th spot in the Horserace.....  Net 5 under was 10th out of 36 teams....  There were 2 Net 27's, 2 net 28's and a pile of 29's and 30's......

     

    That really sucks. I've been wanting to play a tourney for some time. Now I'm not so sure...

  9. Yikes, that's awful. Hopefully you don't lose any clubs.

     

    I've had water come up pretty high in my old apartment, I was worried about the furnace and water tank too, but they turned out ok, so hopefully yours do too. Just don't turn them on for a while after you pump that water out.

     

    Borrow as many sump pumps as you can in the meantime...good luck

  10. I found a Pebble Beach logo'ed ProV1 here in Utah last week, that was nice.   A Bushnell Z6 rangefinder that I stupidly turned in to the proshop.  And back in the 90's I found a Callaway Great Big Bertha in a tree.  It was undamaged but clearly somebody didn't ever want to see it again.

     

    I've forgotten my range finder on the course before to have someone return it to the pro shop. I'm sure whoever's range finder it was was plenty happy to get it back. I bought the guy who found mine a beer.

  11. Mark, you may have said it already, but how do the distances compare with each club? What are the causes of your misses with the Scor? What are the causes of your misses with the SB? How do you like each when it comes to tee/fairway/rough/sand/flop/other shots?

     

    Also, what prompted wanting to change out your PW? Just for fun? Was there something in particular you didn't like about it?

     

    I'm very curious if your results change when you swap to the TT Dynalite shaft that you have in your PW. (KBS Tour S is 120g, so there's a huge difference in weight)

     

    As for the results, they're very interesting. I actually value greens hit more than closer to the pin. The main reason for this is slight undulations in a green can drastically affect this result (i.e. the difference of a foot could cause the ball to roll all the way to the hole or even roll off the green). The other reason is if you average 135 yards with one and 137 yards with the other, that's a 6 foot difference, meaning unless you know your exact average for each club and laser the pin from that average, the results can become skewed in favor of one club or the other.

     

    That said, the pin makes for a fantastic target and it's absolutely critical to aim at something. What is really interesting is the dispersion which measures big of an area you would cover with multiple shots with the same club. Assuming this area is small and once the golfer knows their exact average, then it'll translate to more shots closer to the pin.

     

    If you find 'greens hit' to be too easy of a metric at your handicap, then pick a specific area of the green and aim for that. 

     

    Thanks Mark, and keep up the good work!

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