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  1. Here is a picture of our vodka trophies that we gave to our league champions. The options from the company were Gin, Vodka, or Whisky. The Vodka was the best fit for our budget, although I feel like the whisky would make the etching look good. The nice thing about the bottle, as I mentioned when I gave them out, is that they are a corked bottle. You can always refill it with whatever other drinks you’ve got kicking around. We have a trophy and awards expo in town in a few week where we may go and take a look at other ideas for prizes that are non-golf specific. One that I’ve seen was a custom engraved watch. Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  2. I’m wondering what is everyone’s favourite thing they’ve gotten as a first tee gift, event prize, league prize, or other giveaway! The course I am working at is doing engraved bottles of vodka for the Men’s League winning team and I though this was pretty cool. Bonus points if you’ve got pictures! Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  3. The common theme that I am seeing is that most of you prefer to have a set tee time so that you know exactly when you are playing each week. I love the idea of the 1v1 match play but I don't think that's something the guys in my league would be looking at. Is there anything from your leagues that you want changed? Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  4. I'm looking to get input from anyone who is part of a Men's League at their local club. I am in charge of running a 9-hole Men's League at a 27-hole public facility but have been told to change the league setup to match the other courses in the company. The current setup has it where the players are split into 4 groups, each with a 1 hour block (either 5-6 or 6-7) on different 9 holes. Each week the teams are rotated so if you have a 5-6 time one week, you have a 6-7 time the week after. Same thing with course, if you play course 1 this week, you get course 2 next week. Players are required to either call in or book online at noon on the Tuesday prior to the coming Monday for tee times. Teams are permitted to continue playing the rest of the course at no additional fee after they have finished their league 9 so early times could possibly squeeze in 18. I'm personally a fan of having set tee times compared to a system where you have to try and be the first person to call and get lucky on what times are still available. Now with all that being said, I want to know what your men's league does for tee times? Do you have a consistent shotgun time? Do you have tee times over the entire day? Or is it a set tee sheet so you have one time reserved every week without having to book? I would love any feedback on what you prefer about your league, including what competitions, prizes, games, or events are held. Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  5. Back in my junior days I had several holes that worked their ways into double digits. Im my first ever tournament, playing cross-handed at the time, I managed to take a 17 on a par 5. OB all down the right and I put 5 out of bounds before I essentially chipped off the tee and worked myself down the fairway. I shot 144 that day. As I grew up I got significantly better but I still managed an 11 at a tournament at Predator Ridge. Par 5 over water where you can choose your line and challenge as much water as you can. Hit 2 drives that carried all the way until the wooden boards at the edge of the water. Hitting 5 from the tee I then go way left to get it in play, Lay up to the fairway, hit it on the green and casually 3 put for twin towers (11) Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  6. 23 108-110mph Scratch 35-40 Cobra F6+ Pro No fitting this year 285-290 yards Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  7. It's sad to say, but such a joy at the same time, to have bought another putter this week. I got a Betty Queen Bee 7 from a demo event that was still in plastic. This makes it so I know have 4 putters from 4 different brands. Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  8. Glad someone started this thread! I just wish it was a few months earlier when I suffered my injury. On June 30th, 2017 I was moving a safe at work, which was one of the old style big block with a top door latch, when the safe slipped off of the rollers and the door, which was still open, fell and crushed the top of my finger. After getting to the hospital I spent 6 hours between X-ray, assessments, and finally surgery. The door had crushed the distal phalange (bone above your top knuckle)(the part with the nail) and there was no chance they would be able to re-attach the removed piece. After removing the remaining bone and nail, 11 stitches were used to pull the remaining skin over top and provide me with a nub to work with. 6 weeks of physiotherapy later and my finger was back to full strength again. Looking back on it I am lucky that it was on my non-dominant hand and I didn't have to make any major grip changes. That being said, I did switch from Larkin 3Gen grips to SuperStroke CrossComfort since they were a bit softer and absorbed a bit more vibrations in the club. Crazy thing about the whole ordeal was that I've been playing better since the incident occurred. Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  9. I put up 253 for that week. I was T5 for all Yahoo rankings Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  10. John from Alberta, Canada Current Iron: Srixon 765 Current shaft: Project X Stiffness: 6.5 (X) Custom fit: Yes 7 iron carry: 175 Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  11. Interesting read regarding the percentage of 3 putts compared to player skill levels on the blog and just wanted to throw my 2 cents in. Putting is easily the hardest part of the game in my opinion, and I feel like a lot of amateurs would agree. How many times do you hit the green in reg, blow your birdie putt 12 feet past, and walk away with a 3-putt bogey. It has to be one of the worst feelings in golf. It's hard to truly practice putting as well since every green has a different slope, every course has a different speed, and every region has different green characteristics (grain, local slope from mountains or hills, rolling patterns, etc...). Players who grew up on bent grass green commonly have challenges adjusting the the grain of Bermuda greens and vice-versa. I've always found the easiest way to putt well at any course is to get a strong understanding of the speed and work it from there. Even on a misread putt, the correct speed will leave you with a far better chance of making the next putt compared to a putt that rolls just past the cup and continues for an extra 8 feet. But that's just how I see it, I know many people can make arguments for different putting strategies. Using GameBook golf I keep my stats for each round and below are my current putting stats. (Note that I average 10.23 GIR/round so I do have some up and downs included in the averages) Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  12. How's the leaders in the other groups doing? Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  13. Hello friends, long time since I've posted but I need some honest opinions. I'm in charge of running the Men's league at my course and I am having second thoughts about how the format has been the previous few years. The Men's league consists of teams of 4-8 players (roughly 15 teams so far) that play 9 holes. Scoring is based off of the 3 best net scores and the lowest gross score. We currently have 20 weeks of league play scheduled. So here is my problem. We have teams of 4 where the lowest handicap is 23 (Team A), and we have teams of 8 where there are 4 players that have 15 or lower handicaps(Team . I feel that this is unfair to Team A that their low gross may be 45, where team B can have 4 guys all put rounds of 43 or lower. One possible resolution I have thought of has been to take the lowest 3 net scores, and then take the lowest gross from the remaining players on the team. My other thought was to run a 10 week season of the 3 net 1 gross, followed by a 10 week season where scoring is based off of 4 net scores (which I have found to be the most common format for league play to keep everything equal between skill levels). I will note that I will have a full season (20 week) net scoring average table going as well to keep track of individual scores. I want to hear of other formats that leagues have used that were fair to all players or any other suggestions you may have to keep the 36 handicap in the same ballpark as the 2 handicap. Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  14. Got bored at work today and decided to play around with the weights on the new M1. Thankfully Taylormade made the 2017 M1 significantly easier to move the weights onto the different rails of the club. This allows for both weights to be placed on the front (draw/fade) or back (high/low) tracks. With a few M1 heads kicking around I decided to fill both tracks with 4 weights (see pic below). The shaft in the driver I was using for this was a 65gram shaft, by no means an overly heavy shaft, but the feeling of having an added 72 grams of weight into the head brought back memories of weighted head training clubs. Out of curiosity I threw it into a swignweight scale and, to no surprise at all, it maxed out the scale (pic below). The scale maxes out at G8, so I would put a guess that the weight ended up around I8 or as high as J2. Obviously this would be an illegal driver with this much weight in the head, but for fun I decided to give it a swing. Now using a typical club I would usually hit a driver around 280-285, but this much weight made it so tough to swing I couldn't make a comfortable swing that got over 210. Hope to get some feedback about any other "unique" weighting experiments that others have tried. Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  15. Found a Never Compromise Connoisseur Portofino putter in a bargain bin, original Headcover and grip, for $30. A bit of lead tape later to weight it up a bit and it's perfect.
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