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  1. I did a little more digging since by the time the draft finished it was nearly 4:00am and I needed to be up at 5:00am for work and did notice a few things. I dare say all the teams this year look a bit better or at least on paper more level then last year. It doesn't seem like the Auto draft did all that bad this year for teams. Also cool feature if you look at draft results you can see if picks were auto or made by the manager, plus if they were selected from their queue or stats page. Steal of the draft may be Patrick Reed or Matt Wolff in the 3rd rounds. Great pickups by those teams who were able to snag them that late. Also the varying strategies were cool to see. Teams that traded back seemed to still put together very solid rosters and teams that traded up typically gave up a fair amount of that depth.
  2. By no means the worst, but a new one contender for commercial that ppl will sit on either side of the fence on from cobra
  3. We have about 50 entries! Not too bad for a day and a bit. @Crossroads Golf I noticed you had 2 entries, but also that you only made picks in for one of them so thank you for doing that! I tried to find a way to delete the other one, but will leave it. Good luck to all those who entered in. Will be curious to see who all picked who and hope to see everyone make it to week 2!
  4. 2022 MGS Fantasy Golf Draft Recap- Jan 20, 2022 (cet 2:00am) Hello all and welcome once again to another season of fantasy golf. This years draft we had 68 teams, 8 rounds and a total of 544 picks. This was a really fun draft with lots of back and forth in the chat and a quick 1:41 total time. So props to everyone who was able to attend, thanks for everyone who didn't who setup their autodraft and hope it did your picks justice. The draft was of course setup by a flurry of trades in the previous 2 weeks. A total of 36 trades were made before the draft even took place certainly setting a record for this league. I will certainly admit to taking part in a good portion of those. These trades left a lot of teams with a variety of picks, strategies and options for how they would construct their rosters. Teams like @palvord opted to trade back and gather a flurry of mid round picks while our trade master and reigning champ @blackngold_blood moved all 8 of his picks into 4 picks in the first 62 overall. Constructing a big 4 that will be hard to compete with, but 6 more spots to fill through the waiver process. The majority of the league had 8 picks, but again with all the trading that happen we had several who were on either side of that number either having to look to fill up extra roster spots via waivers or bypass it all together and just watch the initial chaos happen as teams scramble to fill their rosters. With so much cash available it will be interesting to see who spends where and how much... however that is a different topic all together. To nobodies surprise Rahm was first off the board with a pick owned by @HeathS16. This wasn't any surprise as he was the consensus #1 pick for this season given his dominance and consistency last year. In fact before we could blink 4 copies of him were gone in the first 4 picks with 1 remaining until recent winner and certainly top worthy pick Hideki & Bryson came off at picks 5/6 leaving the final Rahm copy to fall to @STUDque as Christmas came early for him.... or really late? haha Morikawa who was likely the #2 overall ranked player came off the board shortly after and was unavailable by pick 17 with only one autodraft really throwing a wrench into things selecting Gooch. However this happens every year and for vets of this league is expected and in some cases counted on! Other highlight players of round 1 included JT, Bryson, Cantlay, Xander and Hovland were all full taken in round 1. Several other good names were grabbed including Scheffler, Rory, DJ, Niemann, Im and many more had a single copy or more snagged as teams selected their main guys for the season. Round 2 was a lot more of the same with really good contributors for the season being taken. Finau, Smith, Spieth, Berger, Brooks, Burns and Zalatoris all were popular picks. Nearing the end of the round we started to see some strong names from previous years and teams including Canadian Corey Conners, Harris English, P Reed, Abe Ancer, Webb Simpson and some surprises/auto draft picks Mav McNealy, Seamus Power, and Rickie Fowler. All in all a really strong round as it has been year over year. Rounds 3 & 4 year after year look pretty similar. Some dark horse players, some bigger names which may carry more value then their play and just some darn good picks. Wolff, Reed, Oosthuizen, Kokrak, Harman, Leishman and some english players were standouts to me. Lots of international picks in these rounds as well. Rounds 5 & 6 were last years final 2 rounds. Some blasts from the past show up with Sergio, Stew Cink and Adam Scott making their debuts on the draft board. While some of last years underperformers were also taken. These guys being Fleetwood, Hatton and Jayson Day. These are fun rounds because the picks are valuable, but seems like more risks are taken and there is certainly some nostalgia to some of the names taken. Rounds 7 & 8 were non existent last year as we only carries 8 players and drafted 6. This year with a format switch of start/sit and roster sizes to 10 get some bonus draft action. The variation of names in these rounds are all over the board. Most all the players taken in the previous 6 rounds will have all 5 copies taken, however here we will see some one offs and waiver type players who will likely be added and dropped over the course of the season. However Phil Mickelson does headline the big names along with Bubba and Gary Woodland. All players with a lot of success, but how can they do this season? Either way worth the pick this late in the draft. Mr. Irrelevant for our draft who is also owned by our team picking #1 overall is Taylor Moore. I have not gone through any of the teams in depth to see how they panned out, but can say I am extremely happy with how my draft turned out. I got all my target players and then some. With a brief look at the waiver wire only Henrik Norlander is a 4 copy owned player with the rest being 3 or less. Thankfully lots of flexibility there for filling teams. Thanks all who were able to participate in the draft. Good luck with all your waiver bids and be sure to make sure your line ups are set for next week when we kick off at the Farmers!
  5. Signup deadline is as the first event begins tomorrow. Good luck all and thanks for joining in for some fun side content... because of course we all just can't get enough golfing content and fun.
  6. This release has me more excited then most of theirs in the last few years. Whether it's the color, options or just refinement of so many different technologies they have had over previous years i think this could be a great all rounder. Also they are normally cheaper. I like the throw back to the fly z weights in a sense and some good shaft options to. Also if we are being truthful no company is going to be bring out a driver this season that has a better story or visible tech then TM so maybe this will fly under the radar?
  7. My alarm is set for 5 minutes before the draft. Should be fine waking up, get s coffee and get started. Finish the draft head into work and come home sleep all afternoon till work again... Thank goodness for 30 second timer!
  8. That is part of the best worst part of sports and the teams we cheer for. From a young age I was a Falcons fan and haven't backed off that through all the highs and lows. Of all the swings this is darn close to the lowest. Refusing to rebuild and stuck in a weird spot with several players (I was in Kazakhstan during the super bowl and missed that pain). For Dallas it has got to be hard, but why play Zeke? Or why play him that much? Getting more out the ground game would certainly have helped the passing game maybe? Finally will Zeke find the way of Gurley... altho he is a much better pass blocker then Gurley is/was.
  9. Thanks for providing that! and great start to the season!
  10. That would be a missed cut. Very little wiggle room in this. Maybe should be called the guillotine league.
  11. At least the worse you do the quicker the pain and suffering will be over!
  12. Tour Trash is what would be really cool out of this... however not many lefties. Nice to see some additional content being put out.
  13. I should add Tie Breaker is lowest score of the 2 chosen golfers**
  14. No dumb questions-- If we all manage to get knocked out after round 1 I will change it to a single golfer and restart the thing. They recommend 4, but I would say we run out of players long before the end of the season. Both players have to make the cut to move on to the next week. Even if you split 1 and 1 that is it!
  15. Welcome one and all to a little side project! MGS Fantasy Golf Survivor Pool Rules are simple- Season long competition starting this week all the way to the bitter end. - Pick any 2 players in the field to make the cut - You can only use those players once in a season so pick wisely - Have a player miss the cut? You're out, no second chances! - Last man or women standing wins Prize - TBD (likely some MGS merch) Questions just ask! Look for our main pick'em series to start next week! Here is a link for the signup - Survivor Pool Signup!
  16. I don't disagree that forgiveness has been a story, but I will say typically distance is the headliner and the one that is focused on more. Is that because distance is more measurable then forgiveness to the masses?
  17. @GolfSpy_CS I'm glad you brought this to the forum. I know we had some back and forth in slack, but great to hear others thoughts on it. From reading a few responses I think there are a few other questions to add with this. If drivers from 5-10 years ago are still seeing significant gains (So Epic OG to Rogue ST) at what point is that turnover irrelevant. Meaning where may be the oldest peak driver which has consistently been close to the max? Is the G400 Max a potential benchmark to be surpassed? I think distance will always be king. I haven't dove too much into the marketing claims this year and even if they are still claiming consistency and forgiveness the main focal point is still ball speed and therefore distance. It is interesting that most OEM's have moved on from the this crown feature will help you move the club faster (I know sim had that on the bottom). Ping seems to be the only ones featuring this. So I would love to see a shift as I don't know how much more we would see in distance gains that would be a drastic difference. However as a amateur I would benefit from greater forgiveness overall. This has also been touched on, but maybe I'm in a small group that is looking for this and the masses are still looking for bigger gains and that is why distance gains are still king in marketing?
  18. If it was me i would either put them in play or use them as my puttout golf balls for practice. Packaging is pretty nice on that. Kinda reminds me of the Nike packaging.
  19. The only thing I noted on the TXG review was the strike locations for the drivers. The Sim had a MUCH lower strike pattern, whether that was depth of face or just how it was being swung I don't know. In the end I believe there is probably a bigger difference on off center hits vs center strikes... however I'll just have to wait to get one in my own hands to see how it performs for me.
  20. Love these milestones. Congrats on 4k! That is a lot and been great to have you here on the site. Glad you enjoy it hear and we all appreciate your contributions. Cheers to the next 4k!
  21. Congrats on the 1000 posts! Been great having you here on the forum and the content you've provided over those 1000 posts. Also congrats on your new born daughter! Can't wait to see what the next 1000 posts have in store for you!
  22. One thing Rick said which I'm a little confused about was when he was explaining how he understood the car crash analogy. Being a car crashing causing a impact force of however much, then if you have a bunch of weight in the back (trunk or boot) the impact would be greater. Where I am confused is, of course if you add weight the force will be greater. That makes sense, but where the analogy fails on me is TM hasn't claimed to be adding a bunch of head weight. Yes, they have moved the head weight (as most companies have), but the weight should be about the same. Finally I do recall on some review that TM felt weight the weight being at the back and greater that force is still moving forward at impact despite the face being "stopped" so to speak. Which could increase or have a greater rebound effect? I feel like this would be done better with photos. Either way I had to watch other videos after hearing how Rick explained it, because when I first heard it I thought it sounded like they were increasing the headweight a bunch. I believe that companies will always try new tech and invent new buzz words, but a thought that was brought up in our Mod Slack which could be discussed along this topic. Is it time for OEM's to stop claiming distance gains (on good strikes as we are at the limit) and start talking more about forgiveness and the added distance that forgiveness provides. This because we all know distance sells. Period. Forgiveness not so much, but if they could be intertwined maybe that is a better way to substantiate distance claims which some may see while others may not?
  23. Was just a Google search. Next time I'll take pictures...
  24. He is already! Or was for several events last season.
  25. What year does anyone think we do NOT see Bryson atop this list?
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