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808nation

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808nation last won the day on November 13 2016

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  1. Exactly how I feel, well said Eseay32 [emoji109][emoji41] Living in Northern NJ, as a weekend golfer, I would definitely wait until spring or later so I would have enough time with the driver. Sent from my SM-G955U using Tapatalk
  2. I was able to get out for 9 holes yesterday being that most county courses around me were closed due to flooding. Taylormade M3 @ 9° with Tensei White 67 gram stiff shaft - both weights positioned all the way in the front (lower trajectory) - Still getting used to the heavier shaft and smaller profile. Had some nice drives yesterday into the wind, I think with heavier profile it is allowing my swing to be more stable, therefore being more consistent with better contact. The only thing is the fade shots are more frequent than before with this driver even if I put it in the draw setting. More experimenting...hopefully the weather turns out better next week. Sent from my SM-G955U using Tapatalk
  3. Playing this Sunday, weather is going to be a whopping 52° after being in the low teens to mid 30's lately woohoo! Can't wait to finally get on the course. Sent from my SM-G955U using MyGolfSpy mobile app
  4. Intriguing betting format Studque and great match for sure, can't wait to see how it all plays out.
  5. I have yet to really put a good round or time in the simulator to be disappointed at all. But from what I have been able to gather, I am unsure if this is the right shaft for me. I usually play a stiff in the mid 50's range and this Tensei White at 67 grams may be a tad heavy for me. I am spraying my shots to the right more than I normally do. This was all Global Golf had at the time. I'm gonna try and switch out shafts from my M2 to the M3 and see if it's any better. Weather is looking good so far for this Sunday [emoji1696][emoji1696][emoji1696] Sent from my SM-G955U using Tapatalk
  6. Yes, from front to back and the face seems deeper, but smaller toe to heel. Overall more rounded look on all sides I would say. Sent from my SM-G955U using MyGolfSpy mobile app
  7. Still trying to get in some good rounds, but thanks to Winter Storm Avery courses have been closed. Crossing my fingers and hoping to get out this coming Sunday and will be trying to make it down to my local PGASS to get some numbers. I've only had one round under my belt with the TM M3 and I'm trying to get use to the heavier weighted shaft of +10 grams. The M3 overall just feels that much heavier than my M2. During my testing, I'll try to use my M2 shaft in the M3 and see if there are any differences as well. Sent from my SM-G955U using MyGolfSpy mobile app
  8. 808nation

    Weather in your neck of the woods?

    Thanks for bad memories Winter Storm Avery, it took me 2 hours for what normally takes me 7 minutes to go from home from work Sent from my SM-G955U using MyGolfSpy mobile app
  9. TaylorMade M3 440CC 9 degrees driver...never in my thought, on my radar,or my dreams...maybe the 460 version or the m4 in a 10.5 -This is going to be interesting...
  10. Fail [emoji12][emoji106] Sent from my SM-G955U using Tapatalk
  11. That's why I moved to the CONUS from islands so I could get better shipping rates and delivery time [emoji12]. But, hey you get to play year round golf, I just had six inches of snow thanks to winter storm Avery...sux! [emoji2959] Sent from my SM-G955U using MyGolfSpy mobile app
  12. Stage 1: Official MyGolfSpy forum member review of TrueGolfFit & Global Golf’s U-try Program I want to give a shout out to Golfspy_CG2 for his persistence and time in making this finally transpire, MyGolfSpy and Global Golf for giving me this opportunity to find some badly needed distance off the tee. I go by “808nation” originally from Hawaii hence the 808 area code, but go by Allan to my friends so all you good folks can call me by either. I moved to the Northeast about 8 years ago for family and work…do I miss the Islands? Hell yeah, can’t beat the year round hacking for a golf addict like me. I am a self-appointed golf junky; I love everything about the game except for the 6 hour slow rounds…I love looking at and buying new or used equipment, can’t get enough of it. I’ve been playing this game for over 20 years and I still get excited whenever I get a chance to play a round. I try to play at least once a week until the courses close during winter, and then I am off to the driving range. WITB: 2017 TaylorMade M2 10.5 driver is my current gamer with a white tie shaft in stiff flex at 57 grams. I typically swing around 95 with an average distance of around 220 yards plus or minus 10 yards and primarily keep it in the fairway. I am hoping that this new driver will be able to give me the extra yardage so I don’t have to always use my longer clubs into the greens on longer par 4’s. I chose my WITB based on what appeals to my eyes and my game. Never been fitted for anything except for the Mizuno EZ JPX driver and 3 wood I had the opportunity to review for MGS. Would I like to? Definitely…I just need to make the time (procrastinating there L). Don’t hold an official handicap, but my scores range from mid 80’s to low 90’s, my lowest scores were a 72 and 78…which I still try to duplicate, but have yet to find that same feeling. TrueGolfFit Experience: https://truegolffit.com/ Driver only for now (Woods, hybrids, wedges and putters coming soon) I found the interface was very user friendly and intuitive. You will be asked to answer a set of four questions (Handicap, Swing Speed, Angle of Attack and Tempo), after you enter your Handicap, the next step is your Swing Speed (here you can either click on a range of speeds from slow to fast) or click on “Expert Mode” to enter your exact Swing Speed. Moving on to Angle of Attack, you have three options (Down, Level and Up) or in “Expert Mode” you can enter your exact number (e.g. -1, 0 or +1), not sure what AoA is, click on the ? mark and watch Adam explain. Lastly, choose your Swing Temple (Smooth, Medium and Quick). TGF will give you performance numbers based on “Swing information with TGF’s database of over 45,000 swings and 10 million data points”. Click on “Get your Results” pay the $7 (no brainer here, skip the Starbucks frappe for one day) and then voila! Like of the many comments I have read so far about True Golf Fit, I too wish it was more detailed with shaft flex, weights positioning, loft information...etc. Hopefully, that will come very soon, cannot wait for that. My numbers: Handicap: 15 Swing Speed: Medium (95 - 105 mph) Angle of Attack: Down (I only know it was a negative AoA from the driver fitting I did with the Mizuno EZ JPX driver, but don’t recall the exact negative number) Swing Temple: Medium My results: True fit driver: TaylorMade M3 440 @ 9* - +25.81 yards - +11.9% accuracy Best fit driver: Srixon z565 - +6.14 yards - +11.9% accuracy I was clearly surprised at my results, not so much by the Srixon z565 but with the TaylorMade M3 440 @ 9 degrees loft. I have never in my life used a 9 degrees driver AND my result recommended a 440 CC driver versus a 460 model which supposedly is the more forgiving of the two. Stay tuned for Stage 2 folks, things will definitely get more interesting as we take our drivers for a test run. Global Golf U-try Program: There were definitely some logistical issues and some personnel changes at Global Golf which caused things to be dropped and caused delays in getting our drivers. But GolfSpy_CG2 came through for us in the end. Once everything was confirmed and gave our driver type and configuration to CG2, shipping and receiving was rather quick for me as I received an email showing my driver order was entered on 11/2 and I would receive it on 11/5 (amazingly, I received my box on 11/4 via USPS on a Sunday!?). I received a second email and it was very odd and confusing because it showed that 2 boxes were being shipped, one by FedEx and other box by USPS but they both has the same tracking number. Here’s the link https://www.globalgolf.com/u-try/ if haven’t visited their site yet. The user interface is simple, you choose a driver from a list of 9 and within that particular driver you may have different categories like TaylorMade M3, M3 440, M4…etc. Choose one and click on configure – Now I am not sure how many drivers with different specs they set aside if they do, but I have noticed when I try to check different specs sometimes it is not available. By that I mean some days there would be no regular shafts and some days there would be, not sure want’s going on there. I have noticed very limited shaft flex and loft options, like I mentioned some days there would be more than other days…weird. Lastly, set up an account and MAKE SURE your shipping and billing address is the same because they will cancel your order, it has happened to CG2 and myself. AND, be prepared to have your credit card or debit card authorized for the full purchase amount of the driver held until you return it and have to wait beyond 48 hours to have it released (I learned the hard way when I wanted to try out a fairway wood). If you decide to keep the driver they will deduct the $25 trial fee from the total price. I chose the TaylorMade M3 440 at 9 degrees which was my True Fit Driver and when I went to configure it to give my order to CG2, it only gave me the Mitsubishi Chemical Tensei White 60 shaft as my only option and now as I view their site again, the Tensei Blue 60 showed up so I am not sure if they are having inventory issues or something else going on here. IMHO - Global Golf’s U-try could definitely use some tweaking on their back end, front end or every other end. I love the concept of trying out clubs before purchasing them, but when there are very little few options available for you to choose from, it would definitely turn off some customers. I would consider using this program, if they provided more options and brands. Thank you for reading
  13. 808nation

    What do you use to clean your clubs?

    Dish soap with warm water, toothbrush and microfiber towel for after round clean up. I also wipe down my clubs after every shot with a wet and dry towel so not much cleaning to do after the round. Sent from my SM-G955U using MyGolfSpy mobile app
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