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  1. Just wanted to give a quick follow-up! I'm still loving my SPG8 net! There haven't been any new issues that have come up with it. I believe I mentioned in my final review that I was using stakes from another net for the string tie downs on the side. I did go ahead and just replace all of the stakes with ones from Amazon as I sold my old net to a buddy.
  2. I had driver out of fescue when we were doing as part of the challenges! Somehow got it out and almost onto the green. Did you go backwards with your 3W, or just power it right up that face Holey Moley style? OMG you're right!! I'm sooo sorry!! It's been forever scared into your memory
  3. Great memory!! Those Puma shoes have been absolutely amazing! I actually shot my best 9 holes ever in those shoes at +1. I was sad it was a men's league and I couldn't complete the back 9. I'd be down for any type of competition! I still use a lot of the previous challenges we've had as practice rounds. A buddy and I did the can't reuse it until all the others are used challenge are a par 3 course not that long ago.
  4. Explain why you chose the model you did and what you'd hope to get out of them performance wise The prior generation of Forged Tec irons were too large, fly too high, and don't have enough workability. Those appear to be now the Forged Tec X irons. The Forged Tec should be close to my current irons. While they should be close to my current irons, I'm hoping to get just a bit more forgiveness that my current irons. I would also hope to see the feel improved with the 5x forging and new foam technology. List your first name/city state (US Only entries) Mike/Noblesville, IN What current irons you're playing Taylormade P760 Handicap 14.1 Will you agree to patriciate in discussions on the forum about your experience with the irons after receiving them. OF COURSE!! WOULD BE HONORED!
  5. Looking at their "Vault" which is made up of left over items, or returns, from their most recent boxes, they had Under Armour, Oakley, and Callaway. While yes you are not guaranteed that you will get certain brands at every time, but in the course of a year it is highly likely that you will see those brands at some point. One of the main points of subscription services like these is to allow you to try new brands/products. I had never heard of 1764 before my trial and their quality is actually really good! My only issue was the styling of products that I received. Because of this trial run that I did, if I saw 1764 products elsewhere, I would definitely give them a look!
  6. The only reason why I'm doing Arccos right now is someone gave me the never opened sensors for $40, so I couldn't pass it up. I'll see after a year if I'm looking to consider switching
  7. Based on previous reviews, it seems that Arccos has worked better with Apple in the past vs Android. I was finally able to get mine set up after about 3 calls to them. They were very nice each time.
  8. Glad to know it can be resolved! I emailed their helpline as the app suggested
  9. Hey guys! I just got a set of sensors, but when I went to "Activate Membership" and put in my payment information, it said "error in saving payment information." Has anyone had experience with this issue? I'm running off of a Samsung S22 ultra.
  10. My overall main goal this year is to drop into the single digits for handicap. I ended last year at a 10 and that was with not being able to find a fairway to save my life! I went through some pretty big swing changes a few months after my driver fitting, so the shaft didn't fit me at all. I was able to correct that this year and got the new Callaway Rogue ST Max w/Graphite Design Tour AD TP shaft in it. The fitting went great and I'm already seeing the benefits! To help play more, I joined a Monday night 9-hole league at a local course. It's really helped me shake off the rust from the off season and I'll hopefully be up to form a lot quicker this year.
  11. I've definitely been looking at these books! Brining up something mentioned earlier, are these books still legal for local tournament play? I know the Tours are eliminating them, but I wasn't sure if that was a "pros only thing" or if that was for all competition.
  12. Just curious, did you think about splitting the set and going with the XP in the 4-5 iron? I'd be curious how they would do that if you're only using a 7i. Could you go into more detail on the putter fitting? Did they actually give you numbers for that, or was that more of a visual fitting on the putting green?
  13. Hey everyone! Sorry for just finding this thread, but I wanted to share the official review I did a few years ago of the Tour Striker Academy. This was a 3 day golf school lead by Martin Chuck and this experience I can honestly say changed my game completely! In 4 seasons, I've gone from being easily an 18 handicap to playing as an 8 handicap at one course at the end of the season last year. I'm hoping to be single digits at all courses this season. I can't say enough how much this experience helped me! If you're looking to do a 2-3 school, please make sure this one is on your list!!
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  15. I'm sure many of you have would have seen the subscription service called "Short Par 4." If not, it is a subscription service where you can pick from 4 different membership to receive golf related appear or accessories each month. They were running a special on their subscriptions, so I thought I would give it a try! Memberships Fairway Membership: This is the cheapest male subscription. It is $54.95/month, and you will most likely receive 2-3 apparel items such as 1/4 zip pullovers, polos, pants, shorts, etc. Executive Membership: This is the most expensive male subscription. It is $109.95/month, and this will unlock brands such as Ralph Lauren, Travis Mathew, Greyson, etc. Magnolia Membership: This is the female subscription. It is $99.00/month, and you will receive items such as shirts, skirts, dress, etc. Glove Membership: This is a golf glove only subscription. It is $15/glove per month. You can choose between all white or color gloves. Getting Started The process to start these memberships is very simple! You take a "styling quiz" the is composed of 5 sections: Gender Subscription Style Athletic Solid colors, subtle textures, strips, deep tones Examples being Dustin Johnson, Zach Johnson Loud and Wild Bold, Strong, and Fun Examples being Rickie Fowler Traditional Solids, Ultra-subtle textures Examples being Matt Kuchar, Fred Couples All Styles Sizing Shirt Pants Shoes Hat Glove Glove hand Additional Handicap How Often You Play Putter Type Ball Preference Wedge Preference Once you've answered all those questions, it takes you to the shopping cart to check out and your first box will be shipped at the 1st of the next month. The selections I made were to go with the Fairway subscription and the "Athletic" style. Review Delivery: The delivery was super quick! It came within 3 days and was in a large bag like the ones below. I received 2 items, 1/4 zip pullover and polo. Both of which were from the brand 1764. The packaging was very good! They were each in their own ziplock bags, with cardboard in them to make the presentable. I will have to say when I first opened them, I was very disappointed at the style though. I went back through my subscription to ensure that I chose "Athletic" style and not "Loud and Wild" as both of these items seemed like Rickie more than DJ. The 1/4 I wasn't mad at, but it wasn't something I would have bought in store. The polo, however, was definitely not my style, nor would I ever wear it. I was very confused how this article of clothing would fit the description that I selected. I will note that the size and fit, were both spot on for what I selected. Returns With polo not being something I'd ever wear, I decided to try their returns process. I noticed on the website they had a section called, "The Vault." In there, it appears there were previous items that were left over, or possibly returns, that you could purchase. My first initial guess was I could just exchange the polo for another one, as I saw that same polo in The Vault listed at $53.95 if you were to purchase it off their website. I went through there "Mulligan" process, which is what they call their returns. It was a very quick form to fill out online to get a prepaid packing label to send back the item(s) you didn't want. When they received the item(s), they then evaluate the condition, to ensure you didn't wear, or damage, them anyway to give you money back. If they do suspect the items have be worn/used, they will only credit back 20% rather than 100%. Here is where I should have done more research! When I saw 100%, I was thinking the $53.95 that they were advertising in The Vault. In fact, "The value you receive will reflect the paid value of the subscription for the items shipped back to SP4 of the current month's package." The go on to list a few examples that I'll share below. Example of Fairway Subscription receiving a Polo, Hat & Glove Paid amount of $54.95 Shirt Value: 70% = $38.46 Hat Value: 15% = $8.24 Glove Value: 15% = $8.24 Paid amount of $27.48 Shirt Value: 70% = $19.24 Hat Value: 15% = $4.11 Glove Value: 15% = $4.11 I only found this out, when I went to my credits, or "SP4 Bucks" as they call them, in my account only 3250. For them 100 SP4 Bucks equals $1, so I only received $32.50 back. I figured ok let's just go ahead and spend the $32 on the account and call it a day. It would be an extra $5 in shipping because I'm not ordering anything over $100. They had a 3 pack of Nike belts and an Arnold Palmer divot tool that was going to total $37, so I was like, "Let's do it." When I went to go pay, and use my credits, they don't allow you to use all of your credits at 1 times. For the amount I was at, I could only use $25 worth. The SP4 bucks could only be redeemed for coupons in $5 increments, and once you got to $25, it skipped to $50. You can also only use 1 coupon per order, so if I wanted both items, I would have to make 2 separate transactions causing me to pay double the shipping. I went ahead and tried to just buy the belts as they were only 24.95, but since their total was not exactly $25 or greater, I couldn't use the coupon. They cut off the prices on every item so you have to go well over the coupon to use them. Either that, you have to complain to customer service to even try to make it work. Cancellation With everything going on, I decided to just cancel the subscription and cut my loses. Of course, they make it so you have to either call, or chat, with a customer service rep to cancel your subscription. You cannot go into your account and just cancel it on your own. We all know what that means, "We're sorry about your decision, but here's XX% off your next order so you'll stay." After a few attempts to keep me to stay, I was finally able to cancel it. Overall Review For the value of $55, or less if you have a code, getting a 1/4 zip pull over and a polo from a good brand like 1764 is a really good price. However, it seems like the styling of what they send you could be greatly off. I don't know if that's due to logistical concerns that are happening right now, or if that's just an issue on their end with what they pick to go into your box. I was also disappointed that you just couldn't swap for a similar priced item within their store. That you could only get a discounted price off another item and not the full amount that they rewarded to your account. Overall, I would only try this again if I could get the subscription down to about $20, but would most likely cancel it after that promotion just due to the concerns I saw with this box.
  16. I posted a little bit ago in this thread on how good I thought this driver was, and wanted to post an update. I did a driver fitting a few weeks ago and my top 3 going into that fitting were the Rogue ST Max, G425 Max, and TSI 3/4. The fitting confirmed the Rogue ST Max was the way to go for me with the Tour AD TP 6x shaft at 45"! I took advantage of Callaway's 150% trade-in and my driver came in yesterday! Here's one of my first hits with it....it's safe to say, I'm very excited for this season!
  17. Thank you everyone!! I definitely think there's some new clubs coming my way for this birthday!!
  18. Thank you so much for doing this!! With all of your experience at TXG, what would be one thing you wish the golf industry would change about demos and/or fittings?
  19. I wasn't doing a full review on this driver, just initial thoughts/feels. That photo was just one shot where I was happy, and excited, that I got almost a 300 yard carry. All I was looking to do was show it off since that's something I've never done with a driver before especially with a stock shaft off the rack. If I was to analyze that shot by itself, my miss is a straight push, so I typically aim up the left side of the fairway. This shot plays perfectly into that miss with 23 RPM sidespin. Fairway widths are between 25-65 yards with the average fairway width is around 40 yards. This shot for me would have most likely ended up on the right edge of the fairway, or just into 1st cut of rough. I definitely wouldn't call that "quite far offline" as I'm just an average weekend warrior.
  20. Agreed would definitely need to look at a different shaft in an actual fitting. I didn't export the numbers from the session to show the average, but definitely blown away with how consistent the driver was! With different strikes on the face, I didn't have them screaming left or right. The misses would have been just in the rough which I'm normally used to playing from the adjacent fairway or being OB
  21. I don't say this lightly, but this is the best driver I've hit in years! I hit the Max version as I'm looking for something forgiving. Amazingly enough, the PGA SS had a Tensi AV White 75X shaft to demo. The first few hits, this driver had the stability of a Ping, but the distance of a Taylormade. Even on mishits, I didn't feel any twisting of the face and the shot only just missed the fairway. I'm super excited to try this driver again and possibly do a fitting for it if the 2nd try goes as well as this one!
  22. I've currently got bronchitis, but will be super excited to get back into the gym! I've actually been doing a lot with a personal trainer that does Muscle Activation Therapy (MAT). Basically, its been about getting your body back in balance so muscles are compensating for one another. A few years ago she was able to give me my first pain free rounds, and even days, in years since getting injured from improper lifting instructions in high school. She also helped me drop like 30 lbs. by changing up my diet a little! Never realized how important it was to do the right lifts rather than just how much I can bench and squat. Actually, I have another friend that does some online personal sessions that's specifically for golf! https://www.painlessgolfing.com/ is the best way to reach her! She's absolutely amazing!
  23. I love how all of the article links will be in one source!!! This is amazing!! That being said, I'm most curious to try Stealth because of the face. They mentioned in one of the TXG videos that they are done making Titanium faces, so this is going to be a huge change to stay for them.
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