Jump to content


Forum Director
  • Posts

  • Joined

  • Last visited

  • Days Won


Posts posted by GolfSpy_APH

  1. Date 09/21/2023
    Course Name Otelfingen - Weiss
    Gross Score 81
    Course Handicap 11
    Gross Strokes over/under par 9
    Net Score to Par -2
    Net Score 70
    Net Birdies or better 4
    Longest Drive 270
    VCT Match Play Designate as Week 3 Match Score


    Sorry crew just didn't have this week. Tried but to be honest just got burnt out and next to no energy. 

    The tee shots were great minus one hole but just didn't find the rhythm with my irons or wedges. 

    Being back on familiar greens made a world of s difference and had 3 or 4 lip outs. 

    Taking a break for a little while and will pick up a club again next week.

  2. 3 hours ago, Ben Joest said:

    As this test is nearing the end, it occurred to me that we haven’t done an irons-only round yet. Since the make-up of each of our bags is quite unique, perhaps it would be more accurate to say the “7 clubs you’re testing for Titleist” round. What say you, @bens197 @ole gray @GregB135@Golfspy_CG2 @GolfSpy_APH ? 

    Also, the invite goes out to all that follow this thread or swing by to see how things are going. The more the merrier! 

    I should be able to after matchplay ends. before I am getting limited rounds in so it's much tougher to do.

  3. 42 minutes ago, Jnoble89 said:

    Taylormade released (or refreshed, however you want to look at it) the 2023 line of the Spider Tour putters this morning. I for one, game the Tour Platinum and absolutely love it. The pure roll insert feels fantastic and produces a great sound, it is very stable, and if I miss it is because I push or pull the putt. Roll is always consistent. Looks like two of the more traditional recent Spider shapes as well as a couple modified heads. Looking forward to seeing some reviews on this and how well they perform. I know the last iteration of the Tour line was very popular and believe Jason Day still plays the Tour Red.



    TM putters are ones I've always wanted to like but never got on well with. These don't seem to move the needle for me. I much preferred their Spider GT series as far as looks at least.

    However there is little dispute how well these have performed for so many others!

  4. 55 minutes ago, cnosil said:

    I am not a huge golf shoe person.  I keep and wear the same pair until they wear out.   That could be comfort, condition overall, or they aren’t waterproof anymore,   I typically play once a weekish so 52 rounds a year and I’d say my last shoes lasted 4 years before I switched this year.   

    Shhh! Don't let @GolfSpy_Connor hear that! hehe

  5. 16 minutes ago, cnosil said:

    I definitely think there will be a different feel.  When I play I want  a different feel on miss hits.  Being able to differentiate heel, center, toe is key in assessing a miss.  If the face feels the same you have no idea if it was stroke or something else.  

    But then would't you feel like a putter striking king!! Joking of course, but I think what I was trying to convey is the really mooshy feel was not so well received and I think if it did go that route it wouldn't be as well liked. Having a firmer feel, but maybe a more audible response could be the preferred formula. Just my thoughts. 

  6. @cnosil definitely agree with the face thickness part. Most certainly has something to do with it. Given how the whitehot insert is (this is also assuming it is in fact a white hot of sorts as Rahm has said many times how much he likes it) if there would be much of a different feel between the thickness areas. I know the microhinge white hot was super soft and pillowy while the whitehot regular felt more normal so to speak. 

  7. 18 minutes ago, cnosil said:

    The AI designed face is where my interest lies.   My current guess is that the tech is similar to EvnRoll sweet face, Ping TR grooves, or Bobby Grace HSM faces where ball speed is influenced based on ball impact location.  

    Which is more interesting as looking at the putter face in those photos it doesnt seem to have any grooves or anything other than being another white hot insert. 

  8. 2 hours ago, Ben Joest said:

    I got out to the range at lunch for the mid-test club yardage gapping. A few caveats are worth mentioning: This is 6 shots with each club rather than 5. The Insight Report requires 6 for the club to show up on it. I have used the 6 I hit with each club and left the outliers intact.


    Dispersion started to widen from the 8 iron on.


    There are some head scratchers between the PW>9i>8i and between the 7i>6i. Although, looking at the average ball speeds may explain some of it.  For today, the 8,7,&4 felt the best. The 9 felt fine and the dispersion was tight, but the distance was just a little short of the target. The 6 was just off, but nothing to get overly concerned about. The shot shape today was reliable, which I have come to expect with these irons, though Rapsodo says today’s shape was primarily a fade. Visual evidence would suggest that some of what it interpreted as a fade could easily be counted as straight as well.IMG_1248.jpeg

    Didn’t draw the ball as much today, but my natural swing seems to cycle between a draw and a fade, and something subconsciously starts correcting itself if I start overcooking the ball in one direction or the other. Like my body has its own swing equilibrium. 

    Thanks for the update!

  9. 2 hours ago, StrokerAce said:
    Date 09/18/2023
    Course Name Valley Country Club
    Gross Score 85
    Course Handicap 9
    Gross Strokes over/under par 13
    Net Score to Par 4
    Net Score 76
    Net Birdies or better 3
    Longest Drive 0
    VCT Match Play Designate as Week 3 Match Score


    The option for WEEK 2 isn't listed.

    @Golf2Much Just to note this. 

    @StrokerAce no worries, just need to post in week 24, but we will take care of this. 

  10. image.png

    SEASON 2 - WEEK 24



    Picture of the Week from last week's VCT Thread:


    (Image Credit: @buckpillar)

    And remember.....


    Use this week's VCT thread to enter your Round 2 Match Play Scores (use the custom field to designate the score)

    Enter your scores, post your card, click on the custom field.  We'll take it from there!

    Also if you haven't already check out the main site article about the VCT and be sure to leave a comment on the main site please! Helps us gain some traction with HQ 😉


    Tell us your experience, get the word out so we can make this even bigger and potentially bring more new and exciting things to the VCT!



  • Create New...