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  1. TIMELINE: 1:55 - Top 5 Equipment Myths 2:09 - #1 Newer is Better 10:51 - #2 Longer is Better 18:01 - #3 Cast vs. Milled Putters 19:38 - #4 Indian, not the Arrow 23:50 - #5 Getting fit? Good Luck! 32:19 - BEST DRIVERS OF 2020 (Swing Speed) 33:41 - TourStats (New Feature) 41:46 - Member Testing with ExPutt Watch NPG: YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cFc2iuEnUsg Listen to NPG: SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/mygolfspy/no-putts-given-44 iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/top-5-golf-equipment-myths-npg-44/id1356729135?i=1000482395368
  2. I'm guessing you guys might be talking past each other here (though I could be wrong). @Badams69, @cnosil's comment about wanting to see his own data is a reference to the fact that he does a ton of testing for Most Wanted. So he was joking (though it could happen) that he could narrow down a filter and actually see his own data with each club. Cnosil, if he doesn't know that you're a tester, the comment about wanting to have your own data visible on MGS would sound absurd, which I think was the basis of his joking comment. Again, I might be wrong, but I think both of you made jokes that might have been lost on the other.
  3. This thread's been dormant for a year, and we've got lots of new members. Time to revive and update it! What are you social media handles? Obviously, forum discussions are awesome, but it's also fun to follow the banter and posting on other platforms as well. A reminder: if you edit your profile, you can include your handles right there:
  4. TESTERS ANNOUNCED! It's time to get aligned! We've got a fresh collection of six forum members who'll be getting a new batch of balls with the custom alignment features of Align XL. We've got a mix of guys here: some who use the normal OEM line, some who draw a line (one who admits drawing them freehand at times!), and one who's not a line guy. Let's see how much the big line helps their games! Our testers are: cjeffs12 fixyurdivot scooterhd2 Mtbryant01 Nolan220 twyatt700
  5. So this last page here has been kind of a downer, as several people have reported issues with their NX9s and had to contact @PrecisionProGolf for repairs or replacement. I have to add myself to that list. A couple weeks back, I pulled out my NX9 on a hole, shot the flag—and nothing happened. The screen was on, the battery indicator was full, but no matter how many times I hit the button or tried changing modes, it wouldn't report a yardage. (This was after it worked earlier in the round, with no drops or anything in between.) And like several others here, there was now a rattle in the device itself if shaken gently. So I got in touch with Precision Pro for two reasons: one, because I needed my own NX9 to be fixed, and two, because I wanted to find out if our experiences here were common or a coincidence of small sample size. Like the other US users, I found Precision Pro very willing to cover the shipping for my return and to get my rangefinder back to me. I sent it out on June 22; I got a tracking number for the one coming back my way on June 30. That's good stuff. On the other question: a representative of PP confirmed that the part coming loose internally was an issue with the earliest batch of NX9s (if I recall correctly, we got ours almost before they went on sale). He says that that defect has been fixed. So I'm still happy with my original review: this is a great rangefinder, and Precision Pro seems to be a company that is willing to stand behind their products. Looking forward to getting mine back in hand and on the course!
  6. My dad (who's much handier than I am) made some adjustments to a model like this to hold Kirke's clubs:
  7. Kirke and I started walking nine when he was 4. My biggest recommendation: get a push cart, or modify one to hold a kid's bag. It makes a huge difference; Kirke isn't a big kid, and I suspect he'd really struggle to carry his bag for nine holes. Right now, (he's 7) we walk if we're playing 9, cart if we're playing 18. Kirke and I both use push carts when we walk. Kirke starting playing (carting) 9 hole rounds when he was 3. He started from the 100 yard stakes. On my end, I've never had to twist his arm into playing, but that varies by kid. My younger son Christopher doesn't have anything like the interest in golf that Kirke does, and that's awesome too. (He'd rather come and ride the cart.) Interesting observation about the course. The biggest concern up here each year is obviously the greens. Six months of snow cover is hard on greens, but our course's crew did great prep work and the greens came through the winter well. There were areas of fairway that died, though, and they've been working to get grass sprouting there. Creative film work kept those out of the video But you can see, if you check the video, that nearly all the rough around the fairway is dead. There was an incident a couple weeks back: the weed killer was the wrong formula, and it has essentially killed most of the grass off the fairway of our course. Not ideal, obviously, but it's been re-seeded, and perhaps long-term it'll end up being a plus.
  8. Definitely familiar with that commercial, though it wasn't a conscious choice to replicate that. I try to avoid making those comparisons right now
  9. Probably a good time to lock this up. The user here whose account has been deleted can't reply to anything someone else might say, and that isn't fair to him.
  10. So the Little Linksters Swing Contest that I've mentioned here before extended their submission deadline. That works really well for us; typically, they ask for the videos by the end of March, when we still have snow piled on the ground. I made one back in January using swings from last season; with the extended deadline, I was able to reshoot the video using Kirke's swing from this season. I'm pleased with how this came out:
  11. Hoping to sell this head here for lower than they tend to go on eBay. Pictures show condition: it's not pristine by any means, but all the marks are superficial (no dents). I've especially highlighted the idiot mark next to the Callaway alignment logo on the top line. Again, it's not a dent, but that doesn't mean I'm still not an idiot. Price: $80.
  12. Learned somethin' today: Callaway Pre-Owned not only sells on their own site, and not only sells on eBay, but they sell on Amazon as well. So if you're looking for something on CPO, it's worth checking the other sites as well, because the prices vary considerably sometimes. Ever since my driver fitting, I've been trying to get something similar to the Mavrik I tested without having to shell out the big bucks for a current 2020 driver. The obvious closest parallel to the Mavrik SZ was going to be the Epic Flash SZ. CPO was selling that driver with a Project X HZRDUS Smoke Black 70 X-flex shaft in good condition for $254. The same driver from CPO on Amazon was $185. So I snapped that up! If anyone is looking for a 10.5° Rogue SZ head in OK condition, I'll be looking to move mine.
  13. TIMELINE: 1:57 - Golf Channel Announces Major Layoffs 44:38 - Top 5 Mallet Putters of 2020 46:09 - STUDY: Looks DON'T Matter With Putters Listen to NPG: SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/mygolfspy/no-putts-given-43 iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/study-looks-dont-matter-with-putters-npg-43/id1356729135?i=1000479791116 Watch NPG: YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LePB4J5n3EY --------------------------------------------- Check out MyGolfSpy's other channels! -------------------------------------------- REVIEWS: http://bit.ly/MGSreviews BUYERS GUIDES: https://mygolfspy.com/category/golf-b... NEW RELEASES: http://bit.ly/MGSnewgear PODCAST: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast... 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/
  14. After a several round drought, finally picked up another birdie in last night's league match. Hit a heel-cut 3W into the corner of the dogleg, then a nice GW to within 2'. Gotta love when you have the tap-in birdie!
  15. I was hoping @cnosil would weigh in; as an actual tester for Most Wanted, he has more insight to the process that I do. The forum moderators are totally a different group than the guys in the testing lab; I've never been to the lab (though I'd love to visit some time). I would add this footnote to cnosil's explanation: as he said many OEMs send clubs to MGS for testing. Any OEM who refuses to send a club, MGS has to purchase. Why doesn't Krank send a driver for testing? I don't know this first-hand, but it could have something to do with their last-place finish in the 2014 Most Wanted Driver testing: https://mygolfspy.com/2014-most-wanted-driver-overall-awards/ There's a good explanation from @Tony Covey MGS in the comments from the 2017 MW testing (click the link and search for "krank") explaining why they hadn't gone a purchased a Krank driver for testing that year: https://mygolfspy.com/2017-most-wanted-driver/
  16. Any thoughts here on the 2020 MW mallets results posted today? The most obviously odd thing is that the best and (almost the) worst putters were Odyssey Stroke Lab Two Ball Triple Track putters: one the traditional Two-Ball mallet, the other the Two-Ball blade. As a recent convert to a variation on this mallet (the R-Ball version), I can say it has definitely improved my ability to start my ball on my intended line. I also need to get my Frontline Elevado on the course for at least a couple of rounds this season. What stands out for you?
  17. With all my little ones this morning!
  18. Just remember guys: this is only first Father's Day this year. You're going to want to keep it quiet today, but I think we're all going to claim a second Father's Day on September 20, right?
  19. Bryson Dechambeau drops bombs on the PGA Tour and reignites the ball rollback debate. 0:52 - Should The Golf Ball Be Rolled Back? 37:45 - Is THIS New Golf Shoe The Future? 48:02 - What Brand Would You NOT Let Sponsor You? 57:15 - Getting Knighted by Nick Faldo Listen to NPG: SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/mygolfspy/no-putts-given-42 iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/should-we-roll-back-the-golf-ball-npg-42/id1356729135?i=1000478926268 Watch NPG: YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9bJLkGUBCIU
  20. For my part, unless something specific is done (and honestly, I'm not sure what it would be), up and coming players are going to continue to change what we think is normal and even possible in golf. Even since the turn of the millennium, the number of 3-point shots taken per game in the NBA has more than doubled. Previous generations considered the 3-point shot inefficient; it was, until a generation of players came along who were so good at it that now many players take more 3s per game than both teams used to when it was introduced. Why would it be impossible for the ceiling to be raised in a similar way in golf? A Tour average player hits about 60% of his fairways. Last week, Bryson hit 58.9% of his fairways while averaging 340 yards per drive! The idea that it is impossible to add crazy swing speed while also still controlling the ball makes sense to us, because we're not superhuman. But just as the gulf between a rec league basketball team and an NBA team is such that they're hardly playing the same sport, the athletic and power increases in golf will (I expect) continue to make the pro game played by people who have virtually nothing to do with the game we're playing. Like what Bryson's doing, switching to a Kyle Berkshire swing (or ultimately, a Happy Gilmore swing) is only going to be done by someone who is willing to do something totally different in pursuit of being better than anyone else.
  21. TESTERS ANNOUNCED! Tour Edge has made some of the most highly-regarded woods in the industry for a while now, so when they release a special edition club like the EXS Pro line, they should have all our attention. We've got four members who will be the focus of that attention here, as they tell us all about their experiences with the latest from Tour Edge! The testers are: @ncwoz @The 19th Hole @Zen Snake @zrumble [Might be the first time in MGS history we're had two reviewers with Z forum handles.] Congratulate our testers, and stay tuned for their reviews!
  22. Literally, there's a thread already about Bryson, strength, bulk, and fitness. I'm not trying to restart that discussion
  23. We've seen Bryson's transformation in pursuit of distance, and at least right now, it seems to be paying off (even on a course that isn't set up for bombers). I would be surprised if we don't see more players aggressively pursuing radical speed improvements in the next couple of years. After that, what's the next move? My guess (seriously) is the Happy Gilmore swing. Here are the current USGA rules that govern what is permitted as a "stroke." As best I can determine, nothing here would prohibit a Happy Gilmore swing: https://www.usga.org/content/usga/home-page/rules/rules-2019/rules-of-golf/rules-and-interpretations.html#!ruletype=fr&section=rule&rulenum=10 There's an old Sports Science episode where Padraig Harrington picks up 30 yards of distance with a Happy swing: The full episode is here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1I5a5y2aOJ0 My prediction: someone works hard on this and makes it a controllable shot. Then the governing bodies step in and define a stroke in such a way that your feet are not permitted to fully leave the ground at any point before impact (or something like that). It would also ban something like Kyle Berkshire's move: What do you guys think? Will someone try this? Should it be a legal swing?
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