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HeathS16

 
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    HeathS16 reacted to GolfSpy_APH in #ASKMYGOLFSPY - L.A.B. Golf Edition   
    Coming very soon the NoPuttsGiven Crew will be hosting Sam Hahn for a special edition of ASKMYGOLFSPY all centered around L.A.B. Golf. 
    The cool part? You have the chance to take part and have your questions answered!
    If you have a question about L.A.B. Golf or their putters and anything else L.A.B. centric let us know in the comments below! 
    Then stay tuned to the next episode of NPG and see if your question gets answered!
    Let's hear those questions!
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    HeathS16 reacted to StrokerAce in Golf Deals - Forum Finds!   
    extra 50 % off adidas on eBay - https://www.ebay.com/sme/adidas_official/Extra-50-off/so.html?_soffType=CodedCouponOffer&_soffid=12738576805&mkevt=1&mkcid=7&mkpid=1&emsid=e34167.m0.l0&campaignId=1c92121e-7986-4294-a774-d37f66420170&channelId=4ce430db-b0a7-46ad-af66-52d23274e94e&dispatchLogId=d4bc7f16-b3e6-4664-846c-cd2b36b32e86&epTags=-1&dispatchLogDetailId=7403691d-ad43-4d0f-af3e-42cd40c9d14a&ac=hcoubb

     
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    HeathS16 reacted to GolfSpy_BEN in MGS FORUM MEMBER VCT EXCLUSIVE!!   
    I’d have to go back and look but it will either be the 15th or 22nd. I had the 18th on my mind, but given that is a Thursday, it isn’t that. We’re still working out some of the technical details of the new format, so stay tuned for an announcement coming soon. 
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    HeathS16 reacted to Vegan_Golfer_PNW in Sunday Golf Masters giveaway   
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    HeathS16 got a reaction from Shrek74 in What Have You Bought Lately? (CHA - Club Ho's Anonymous)   
    Just took advantage of the 2 wedge and polo offer from Sub70! Got 2 TA III Forged black wedges, in 54 and 58 degrees.  They are AWESOME! 
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    HeathS16 got a reaction from MrBandit in Bag Boy ZTF Bag - 2023 Forum Review   
    Update on mine: I gifted the bag to my wife who needed to desperately upgrade from an old Wilson bag we found at a garage sale.  She hasn't done it yet but she intends to change the color scheme with the zip to fit feature. 
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    HeathS16 reacted to MrBandit in Bag Boy ZTF Bag - 2023 Forum Review   
    The Bag has hold up nicely.. haven't had the need to take off the extra pockets. The bag is light enough and everything has fit without any issues.
    From time to time, I grab the wrong zipper that the wrong compartment starts to open. Other than that very happy with it so far. No need to change.
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    HeathS16 got a reaction from jbern in What Have You Bought Lately? (CHA - Club Ho's Anonymous)   
    Solid wedges indeed! I hope you enjoy them! 
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    HeathS16 got a reaction from cksurfdude in What Have You Bought Lately? (CHA - Club Ho's Anonymous)   
    Solid wedges indeed! I hope you enjoy them! 
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    HeathS16 got a reaction from cksurfdude in What Have You Bought Lately? (CHA - Club Ho's Anonymous)   
    Just took advantage of the 2 wedge and polo offer from Sub70! Got 2 TA III Forged black wedges, in 54 and 58 degrees.  They are AWESOME! 
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    HeathS16 got a reaction from berkeleybob in What Have You Bought Lately? (CHA - Club Ho's Anonymous)   
    Just took advantage of the 2 wedge and polo offer from Sub70! Got 2 TA III Forged black wedges, in 54 and 58 degrees.  They are AWESOME! 
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    HeathS16 got a reaction from jbern in What Have You Bought Lately? (CHA - Club Ho's Anonymous)   
    Just took advantage of the 2 wedge and polo offer from Sub70! Got 2 TA III Forged black wedges, in 54 and 58 degrees.  They are AWESOME! 
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    HeathS16 got a reaction from ParFore74x in What Have You Bought Lately? (CHA - Club Ho's Anonymous)   
    Solid wedges indeed! I hope you enjoy them! 
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    HeathS16 reacted to ParFore74x in What Have You Bought Lately? (CHA - Club Ho's Anonymous)   
    Nice!! I missed out on the free polo deal when I ordered my JBs, I was just a bit too early with my orders. Still love the JBs though!
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    HeathS16 got a reaction from MattF in What Have You Bought Lately? (CHA - Club Ho's Anonymous)   
    Just took advantage of the 2 wedge and polo offer from Sub70! Got 2 TA III Forged black wedges, in 54 and 58 degrees.  They are AWESOME! 
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    HeathS16 got a reaction from sirchunksalot in What Have You Bought Lately? (CHA - Club Ho's Anonymous)   
    Just took advantage of the 2 wedge and polo offer from Sub70! Got 2 TA III Forged black wedges, in 54 and 58 degrees.  They are AWESOME! 
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    HeathS16 got a reaction from ParFore74x in What Have You Bought Lately? (CHA - Club Ho's Anonymous)   
    Just took advantage of the 2 wedge and polo offer from Sub70! Got 2 TA III Forged black wedges, in 54 and 58 degrees.  They are AWESOME! 
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    HeathS16 got a reaction from CFreddie in What Have You Bought Lately? (CHA - Club Ho's Anonymous)   
    Just took advantage of the 2 wedge and polo offer from Sub70! Got 2 TA III Forged black wedges, in 54 and 58 degrees.  They are AWESOME! 
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    HeathS16 got a reaction from cnosil in What Have You Bought Lately? (CHA - Club Ho's Anonymous)   
    Just took advantage of the 2 wedge and polo offer from Sub70! Got 2 TA III Forged black wedges, in 54 and 58 degrees.  They are AWESOME! 
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    HeathS16 got a reaction from TJ Hall in What Have You Bought Lately? (CHA - Club Ho's Anonymous)   
    Just took advantage of the 2 wedge and polo offer from Sub70! Got 2 TA III Forged black wedges, in 54 and 58 degrees.  They are AWESOME! 
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    HeathS16 got a reaction from William P in What Have You Bought Lately? (CHA - Club Ho's Anonymous)   
    Just took advantage of the 2 wedge and polo offer from Sub70! Got 2 TA III Forged black wedges, in 54 and 58 degrees.  They are AWESOME! 
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    HeathS16 reacted to Schenectady Putter in What Have You Bought Lately? (CHA - Club Ho's Anonymous)   
    After much research, I bought the Shot Scope V5. The next day I see a$70 discount on the Adam Young web site. Timing, not so good. I'm still excited over the new purchase. Even at $249.00!🤑
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    HeathS16 reacted to Nunfa0 in Haywood CB/MB Irons - 2024 Forum Review   
    Haywood CB/MB Irons – Official MGS Forum Review by John Hampton (Nunfa0)
     
    Greetings fellow spies, my name is John Hampton, and I am a Golf addict. 

    I have had the pleasure of playing our glorious game for the past 42 years (I'm 52) at the Templeton Golf Course in Christchurch, New Zealand. I started there with my father and now my oldest brother and nephew tread the hallowed ground with me. 
    I have played competitively in the past and got down to a 6 handicap but now I play more for the fun of it with a handicap of 10. Like most average golfers I have my good days and my bad, recently I shot 78 on a par 72 course and the next round was 87.  I try to get to the course as much as I can, but work does get in the way. 
    Enough about me, let's get down to why you are all here. Haywood Golf have decided to join the MyGolfSpy family and have put their CB/MB Combo set up for testing. I am one of the lucky four that get to do the arduous job for the forum.

     
    To be honest I had never heard of Haywood Golf before seeing this test pop up but after doing some research it was a chance I couldn’t miss. I really like the idea of small companies fighting against the big OEMs, producing top quality goods at reasonable prices. The idea of forged irons with CNC milling to refine them appeals to the golf club junky in me and I just had to try them.


    Now because I am in New Zealand, there was no way of doing a fitting so Joshua, the owner of Haywood Golf, sent a specific set of questions to answer. I sent my answers back and Joshua sent his recommendations. The final set up for me is…
    Left Hand
    4-7CB / 8-PW MB
    Standard Lie
    Standard length
    Shaft: True Temper Dynamic Gold 105 Stiff
    Grip: Haywood 360's
    with all of the clubs strengthened by two degrees to match the lofts of my current gamers.
    This means I can run my test as a straight head-to-head with my Titleist T100S irons. I will be doing a lot of on course testing with some driving range visits slipped in too. I will try to get some launch monitor data as well.
    I am not expecting a massive jump in performance from these clubs, but I am expecting a jump in feel and playability. That is what I am most excited about, the feel of a forged iron, the playability of the scoring clubs, but it does scare me a little too (think butter knives….). I wanted to try these clubs to test myself, see if I can keep my swing in control and get the best I can out of them.
    These Irons will have a lot to prove to find a permanent place in my bag. Their best chance is to perform just as well as the Titleist's but with a butter soft feel. 
    Ok, that will do for now, I look forward to sharing the unboxing with you all.
    Unboxing:
    I have added my unboxing below. It's a bit shorter than the others because you've all seen them before and I'm very keen to hit some shots!!
     
    First Impressions (18 out of 20)
    This is where I would usually talk about the ball speed claims, the incredible off-centre strike gains and out of this world spin numbers that the new clubs will bring me but that isn't what Haywood are about. The only claims they have made are...
    "When approaching design for our newest lines, the Haywood CB’s and the Haywood MBs, we wanted sets that were combinable to allow our customers to experience increased forgiveness in the lower irons and more workable clubs in the scoring irons."
    So far that is what I am seeing. There definitely is forgiveness at the top end of the bag, not game improvement levels, more players cavities.

     
    When it comes to the 8 to PW, they are pure blades, just with a little extra meat behind the sweet spot, designed for shot shaping and scoring.

    As you can see, these clubs are of a clean, uncluttered design. There are no speed slots, hollow heads or jacked lofts to be seen. In fact, they hark back to a time when golf clubs were beaten out of hot steel by master craftsmen.  Yet there is tech in them. Photos don't do the milling justice and the design, while simple, still has the little touches that make life easier for us mere mortals.
    The first shots with these have been interesting. They are pure when you strike them well and they sure let you know when you catch one thin!! But the downside to these is a noticeable loss in distance. I am half a club to a full club shorter even with a really good strike. Now that is partially down to the adjustment period and the fact that the clubs I am comparing them to are full of tech. An example of this is my 110 yard club is normally my 48* T100S. With the Haywood's I am hitting the PW, which is lofted at 44*. Now, none of this was unexpected but I am dropping two points because of it. Apart from that I am happy with them so far and can't wait to really get them going.
    Aesthetics:
    These clubs truly are pleasing to the eye. To me they have "shelf appeal", if you saw them in a store, they would grab your eye and you would pick them up. Every angle shows the thought and ideas of the designer...

     

     

     

    Toe view of the CBs

    Toe view of the MBs

     
    The colour is nicely muted, no chance of being blinded by reflections from these!! The milling on the back stands out and is a great touch.


    I am also a fan of the way they have applied the name and numbering. The white looks very nice against the matte grey and if you really don't like it, a quick paint with the colour of your choice would be easy enough to do.
    Now when I compare the Haywood's to my Titleist T100S irons, things get interesting. The Haywood irons are quite a bit longer in the blade and have a thicker top line (it's quite square and slightly distracting to me). They are also more rounded in the toe.

     

     

     

    But it's a different story when it comes to the T200 4 iron...

     

    These photos really show the muted colour well.

     
    As you can see the Haywood 4 iron is slimmer and close in length to the T200. 
    All of this leads me to believe that these irons are designed to be a bit more forgiving that your usual forged CB/MB combos. This makes them appear a little more "friendly" and easier to hit, the longer faces should appeal to higher handicap golfers who would love to game a player's style iron.
    Sound wise they have a nice, solid crack, a little high pitched but pleasing none the less. Even the mishits are not too bad, no horrible clanks so far 😁. The feel to me is exactly what you would expect from forged irons, solid and soft out of the middle, a little harsher as you get a groove or two lower or higher and worse at the toe or hosel ends. So far though, there is not a huge drop off in feel with the mishits. You know you've done it but it's not horrendous.
    So over all I have given 18 out of 20 for my first impressions, the deductions were for the loss of distance and the thicker top line. Picky I know but everything else was great.
    Now we get down to the hard work and gather some numbers to report back. Stay tuned for more...
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    HeathS16 got a reaction from Shrek74 in Sunglasses! What do you wear on and off the course?   
    As a former baseball player...Oakley was ALWAYS my go-to and still is for golf.  Like others have said, your collection puts mine to shame.  I'm to the point now where I don't ever play without sunglasses. 
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    HeathS16 got a reaction from Swood1994 in Sunglasses! What do you wear on and off the course?   
    As a former baseball player...Oakley was ALWAYS my go-to and still is for golf.  Like others have said, your collection puts mine to shame.  I'm to the point now where I don't ever play without sunglasses. 
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