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  1. Thanks! Really would have been something to have my first ace be on a par 4
  2. How about this one from today? Confirmed the distance on Google Maps: a shot just under 270 yards (with a definite downslope), to within a foot of the cup. No ace, but my first regulation eagle!
  3. From a Mevo Facebook group I'm in, it's supposed to incorporate the camera (presumably, the one on the device) to help it read some of the low speed shots (short chips and putts).
  4. My fitter measured both upper arm to lower arm and wingspan. The principles behind that have prompted to me to change how I think about my stroke. I'm not sure how visible the change would be, but my thought is more Nicklaus-esque piston with my right arm.
  5. Duration: 00:36:15 We tested how mud and scuffs affect the flight of your ball with some eyebrow-raising results. Also, how satisfied with you on your irons, and what club would you never take out the bag? Ball Lab - Mud/Scuffs: https://mygolfspy.com/mygolfspy-lab-how-does-cover-damage-affect-golf-ball-flight/ Iron Satisfaction Survey: https://mygolfspy.com/2021-iron-satisfaction-survey-results/ The Science of Mud Balls: https://ping.com/en-us/blogs/proving-grounds/mud-balls 0:00 Intro 1:19 Mud Ball (VS) Scuffed (VS) New 8:10 Warming Up with Range Balls? 9:47 Take Your Balls Our Sooner? 13:48 Working with Mud/Damage 17:23 Iron Satisfaction Survey 28:04 MAILBAG! - Club You'll Always Keep? --------------------------------------------- Welcome to MyGolfSpy! Over 15 million golfers a year turn to MyGolfSpy to get unbiased, tested reviews and recommendations for the best golf gear to help you improve your game. Golfers like you turn to us because we're independent and unbiased. And, over the years, we've created the #1 resource for golfers who put cold, hard data above marketing hype. #MYGOLFSPY #CONSUMERFIRST Check out MyGolfSpy today! www.mygolfspy.com --------------------------------------------------------------------- Used by over 15 million forward-thinking golfers! --------------------------------------------------------------------- Subscribe to MYGOLFSPY on YouTube: bit.ly/MGSyoutube OUR MISSION: mygolfspy.com/our-mission/ --------------------------------------------- Check out MyGolfSpy's other channels! -------------------------------------------- REVIEWS: http://bit.ly/MGSreviews BUYERS GUIDES: https://mygolfspy.com/category/golf-buyers-guides/ NEW RELEASES: http://bit.ly/MGSnewgear PODCAST: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/no-putts-given/id1356729135 DRIVER FITTING TOOL: https://truegolffit.com/ ------------------------------------ MYGOLFSPY on Social Media ------------------------------------ Twitter: https://twitter.com/MyGolfSpy Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mygolfspycom/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mygolfspy/Listen Here
  6. Duration: 00:38:41 The GC3, Foresights newest member of their launch monitor family, is now available (when it's not sold out, that is). Can it provide the same accuracy as its bigger brother at less than half the price? Foresight GC3 & Bushnell Launch Pro: https://mygolfspy.com/foresight-gc3-and-bushnell-launch-pro-launch-monitors/ 0:22 - MGS returns from Mental Health Week 2:19 - Foresight's GC3 & the Bushnell Launch Pro 7:26 - Have we reached a peak in PLMs? 10:37 - Why are Foresight & Bushnell teaming up? 12:50 - How accurate is the GC3? 21:20 - MAILBAG!: Editor's Choice vs Most Wanted? 32:26 - Survivor: Golf Company Edition --------------------------------------------- Welcome to MyGolfSpy! Over 15 million golfers a year turn to MyGolfSpy to get unbiased, tested reviews and recommendations for the best golf gear to help you improve your game. Golfers like you turn to us because we're independent and unbiased. And, over the years, we've created the #1 resource for golfers who put cold, hard data above marketing hype. #MYGOLFSPY #CONSUMERFIRST Check out MyGolfSpy today! www.mygolfspy.com --------------------------------------------------------------------- Used by over 15 million forward-thinking golfers! --------------------------------------------------------------------- Subscribe to MYGOLFSPY on YouTube: bit.ly/MGSyoutube OUR MISSION: mygolfspy.com/our-mission/ --------------------------------------------- Check out MyGolfSpy's other channels! -------------------------------------------- REVIEWS: http://bit.ly/MGSreviews BUYERS GUIDES: https://mygolfspy.com/category/golf-buyers-guides/ NEW RELEASES: http://bit.ly/MGSnewgear PODCAST: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/no-putts-given/id1356729135 DRIVER FITTING TOOL: https://truegolffit.com/ ------------------------------------ MYGOLFSPY on Social Media ------------------------------------ Twitter: https://twitter.com/MyGolfSpy Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mygolfspycom/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mygolfspy/Listen Here
  7. Honma Beres is all about lightweight luxury designed for low to medium swing speed players with very deep pockets. Pricing for a Beres driver can range from a low end of $850 for a 2-Star driver all the way up to $4,500 for a 5-Star driver. Though the 2-Star is ironically considered “entry-level” by Beres (it did finish third in this year’s Most Wanted Super Game Improvement Iron testing), the line goes up to 3-, 4- and 5-Star levels. Just so we're clear, a full bag of 5-Star Honma Beres wares will set you back roughly $70,000. With all of that said, we'd like to get feedback from MyGolfSpy readers. We're looking for two couples (yes, couples) to test, review, and keep two Honma 2-Star Beres drivers. This test is open internationally; right-handed testers only. ____________________________________________ Testing and reviewing the Honma Beres 2-Star will be @Fjd and @Cory O: should be a fun test not only for them but as couples!
  8. I've developed an algorithm for making fractional adjustments to my putter speed on greens that are wet in the morning. I call it the dewy decimal system.
  9. I also haven't been checking in as often I'd like here. Some of this is busy-ness: the boys' soccer season is almost over, and Kirke has his final competition of the year this week. We should be wrapping up our observations and writing final reviews really soon. Here's my short summary: I can't see myself shopping for a new putter anytime soon. The longer version: my last few rounds have been bland, statistically. I'm not putting poorly, for sure, but I'm not gaining on some of the numbers I first saw with the Edel. One qualification: I'm in an awkward place with my Arccos stats right now. I've played 18 rounds (9 or 18 holes) with my Edel; Arccos will only let me look at numbers for the past 15 or the past 20 rounds. So these numbers are for the past 15; that means that I'm comparing against 12 rounds with my old Odyssey and my first 3 rounds with the Edel. Here's where things stand today: That -2.1 is compared to scratch; Arccos suggests my putting is at the level of a 9-handicap. That seems reasonable. In terms of raw numbers, I'm doing fine: Happily, I posted some screen shots of numbers from just under a month ago, so we have a nice comparison: From 0-10', my SG is exactly the same. From 10-25', my SG is slightly worse (-.1 to -.5). From 25-20, my SG is slightly better (-.6 to -.3). My Putts/GIR is a bit better (2.0 to 1.9). Overall, using my 1/2/3 putt numbers, I was averaging 30.2 putts per round. I'm now at 30 even. This is following a recent round that was immensely frustrating. As you can see from my stats, I'm normally a bit shaky inside 10 feet but very solid in mid-range putting. On this 18, I had only 5 one-putts and 13 two-putts. A huge chunk of those 2-putts were from mid-range, where I kept hitting solid putts but just missing over and over and over. I don't think I even sniffed a three-putt all round. But I just couldn't get one of the mid-rangers to drop. All that to say, although I'm not revolutionizing my putting numbers, even going through a "dry spell" with my Edel has just returned me to normal. I fell tremendously comfortable with this putter. My distance control has been incredibly solid (though you can see that, given the green size at our course, I almost never have a really long putt).
  10. Oh, I like this one. I'll aim to get this worked in today.
  11. Duration: 00:27:20 Golf manufacturers are feeling the squeeze from material shortages and skyrocketing shipping costs. Is your ball on the chopping block? Best Water Bottles 2021: https://mygolfspy.com/best-water-bottle-buyers-guide-2021/ 0:00 Intro 0:17 Potential golf ball shortage? 5:28 Shipping costs, material shortages to blame 8:41 When will golfers feel the effects? 10:26 More reasons not to play refurbished balls 13:30 The Most Wanted Bottle Buyer's Guide 20:44 MAILBAG!: New limits on driver shaft length? 26:31 Outro/Tony WITB update?Listen Here
  12. One quick Kirke swing for today: And my two favorite current comps for his swing: His backswing is more "swaying" and less tightly coiled than Bubba's, but I suspect some of that will come with added strength.
  13. I'll take his finish, but given what I'm working on in my own swing...
  14. I obviously posted the poll a couple of days ago, but just now voted, because I kept arguing with myself. But for me, this is the best argument. Tiger's putter is an absolute first rank item of golf history. The PING vault is a collection of replicas. (Given that I referenced the selling of Tiger's backup putter in the OP: I would absolutely take PING's collection of gold replica putters over a single replica of Tiger's putter than he didn't use.) If I ever get the chance, I'm absolutely interested in visiting the PING vault. But if I get to own one or the other, I'm taking the genuine article: Tiger's putter.
  15. Couple of updates: First, Kirke has regained his ability to hit golf balls. So that's good. As evidence of this, yesterday Kirke and I played as a team in a two-man par 3 scramble at our course. The holes were all set up within the normal course. The longest hole was about 130 yards. There were two really short holes, at 30 and 40 yards or so. The 30 yard shot was particularly insidious: the shot was blind over a hill, and the pin was tucked just barely past the hill. Kirke and I had a blast playing together. We started with just the two of us. After parring the first, I hit a LW to the second green and Kirke poured in our first birdie from just over 12 feet. For the most part, Kirke putts second when we scramble. When he sees the line, he's a really amazing putter. We parred the next five holes, some because we just didn't hit our tee shots close enough, and a couple of times because we needed to scramble for our par. Here's Kirke's tee shot on 3 that was right on line but just barely caught the front of the green: When we got to 8, there was a sixsome on the green and a foursome waiting to tee off. Ugh. So we joined with the second foursome. Kirke loves to play in front of an audience, and hit a nifty 60 yard shot to about five feet. I made the birdie putt. After a testy par (and our longest par putt) on 9 (another tough position for a 50 yard shot), we passed the first sixsome at the turn when they stopped for drinks. We parred 10, and then things got fun. The 11th was a 115 yard setup, with the tees under a tree branch. It required the adults to hit a punch-and-run, but it's Kirke's stock hybrid shot . So he hit a perfect hybrid that scared the hole and finished inside 3 feet. Another birdie, and we're 3 under. We also birdied 12 and 13. On both holes, Kirke hit good shots, but I got inside his ball and we rolled in the putts. Ordinary par on 14. Hole 15 was that blind 30 yarder I mentioned. Kirke hit his on the green but miles from the hole. I tried a spectacularly unsuccessful flop shot that was just chunked. But I cozied the long putt to about six inches, so we escaped with another par. I birdied 16 to get us to -6, and then we finished with a couple of scrambling pars on 17 (135 yards) and 18 (120 yards). We had a blast! Today, I heard from the course manager that our score (with tiebreaks) won the par 3 contest! So that was cool. We entered just because it was going to be fun. Winning the whole thing with my son is icing on the cake. Second Update: DCP at Medinah The Regional round of DCP is now just a week and a half away. We'll roll out early next Friday morning. We got an email from DCP that Medinah will be open for practice on Friday night, so we're certainly planning to take advantage of that. Also, the tee times have been posted here: https://www.drivechipandputt.com/2022/regional-qualifier/medinah-country-club I believe that page updates in pretty close to real time once each player turns in his score. So if you want to follow along, you should be able to see the results there. As I mentioned before, there are 14 boys in Kirke's age division. Only the winner advances to Augusta. At this stage, every one of these boys is skilled and could advance; the winner (as cliché as it is) is just going to be the one who hits the best nine shots that day. We're definitely going to take in and enjoy the experience as much as possible. Hoping to play 18 on Friday when we arrive in Chicago, then head to Medinah for practice. Kirke's on the tee at 1:00pm Saturday; by 2:00 we'll know the results, and we'll all load back up in the minivan headed north to be back for Sunday services.
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