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  1. KAB2313

    Launch Monitors

    Whats up guys? I've been looking into getting a budget launch monitor for this season's range sessions - I am really intrigued at the Mevo - but not too sure I want to lose those little metallic dots at the range every time I hit balls - The other one is the new SC300 - I know the SC200 got really great reviews and the new one has some new features (and I assume cleaned up some of the issues) They are relatively the same price which is cool - but I just wondering if anyone has a Mevo or heard much about the SC300 - I was hoping maybe MGS would do a review of it but it just came out. Thanks guys,
  2. KAB2313

    Midwest: MN, WI, MI, IL, IN, OH, WV

    How long have you been playing golf? What’s your handicap or normal score? I started playing golf in 2014 - I played college baseball and bought into the whole "golf will mess up your golf swing" - Yeah, that is a complete myth.. I actually found that the golf and baseball swing have a lot in common- anyway I digress - Normal score 75-80 What do you love about golf? I love that golf is a game against yourself and the course. You aren't technically playing against a defender, or a pitcher, etc. I love that one day you can shoot a record low, and the next a record high. What brings you to MyGolfSpy? Do you already know any other Spies? I don't know any other spies but if any are around, or want to play somewhere I would love to - I came to MGS because of the no BS attitude, and I can appreciate doing things the way you want to do them. I think major OEM's end up "buying" reviews and opinions and MGS cuts through the BS - its real content for a committed golfer. Where are you from? What is your home course? I am from Akron, Ohio - hometown of the one and only Lebron James - Home course- Sable Creek and also just bought a membership to Windmill Lakes where Kent State University play. What are the best and worst things about golf in your region? Super easy- The winter, and random weather events. In Ohio you never know if the snow will last until April or May, and Start in September. We get all 4 seasons and it feels like it can happen at just about any moment. I have only played golf in Myrtle Beach, SC and here in Ohio- and it's not even a comparison to be honest- so I couldnt tell you what the best thing about golfing in this region is. What do you do for a living? I work for the federal government - If I told you exactly what I did... I'd have to kill you. (JK, kinda) How’d you pick your user name? KB are my initials and what some people call me as a nickname and then 23 and 13 were my college baseball Jersey numbers !
  3. KAB2313

    PXG 0811 X & XF GEN 2 Driver Thread

    Here are some of my trackman numbers with the 0811X - My thoughts after having well over 100 swings with it now as that I do like it.. I like the sound a lot, and really like the look of it. I will say that it isn't the fastest head on the market (Sorry Bob) - My club head speed has been around 113-117 with the PXG but when I went to Club Champion for a new driver shaft in it, the fitter wanted to see what I could do with the new M5 head - same shaft I was in the 117-121 range and I thought the M5 head felt heavy than the PXG. I am super happy with the driver, and am looking forward to playing it this year. Looking at the numbers below, I'll post three different shafts with the caveat that my previous driver, an M1 440 with a BBx7 I was carrying the ball about 305 with a swing speed averaging about 120 (don't believe me I can post some numbers haha) These numbers are with a Mitsubishi Tensei CK Pro Blue 70tx - a lot of pushes with this shaft. After getting fit at CC the Speeder 757 TR X Stiff is what the fitter ended up putting me - but we are going to cut it down to 44.5 length - I liked these number and would hit a really nice draw - I launched them lower than I ever have hit a driver before, and it honestly felt like a springboard right at impact. These numbers were after trying about 10 other shafts for around 60 swings - I'm hoping cutting the shaft down will help my smash and therefore my ball speed, and carrying distance. Lastly, I just wanted to post this - the Speeder Evolution IV but in a Stiff 3 wood shaft. I didn't see any dip in club head speed, and saw ball speed, and distance go up - even the one I launched at 13 still got over 300 total - This is the reason my fitter cut down the TR above - To be honest, I don't know why we went with the TR over this one- but maybe it's cause he didn't want to put me in a Stiff shaft (they didn't have XS in the store) and my spin was a bit higher with the IV. Thanks for reading guys
  4. KAB2313

    PXG 0811 X & XF GEN 2 Driver Thread

    Hahah I thought the same thing when I got my driver in the mail and opened it up... Brown? I figured black would be the only option .... I will say it's pretty heavy duty, and I think I'm going to keep my Daphne Head cover at home this year.
  5. I went to a CC last week to retro fit a driver shaft - I recently got the PXG 0811x with a Tensei CK Pro Blue - after hitting it, I didn't like was launching too high, and spinning too much. My fitter told me he had played some mini tours, and seemed to be knowledgeable about the fitting process. (I had been fit twice before that at a local shop, once for irons, and once for an M1 driver). I had done some research beforehand and kinda had some ideas of what I wanted to hit, and I told him, which he obliged and then gave me similar shafts off those specs. Towards the end, it came down to 2 shafts - the Speeder evolution iv and the Speeder TR - the evolution I hit in a 3 wood shaft Stiff, and the TR in a normal length driver shaft but XS. The numbers were close, but I hit the Evo IV a bit better, but he put me in the TR and cut the length down to 44.5. He kinda pushed me into the TR when I liked the numbers the Evo was giving me- but it almost seemed like I didn't have an option in the end, and before I knew it he was printing out an order form. Looking at a place like ThePeoplesClubs I probably could have said about 100 bucks off the cost of the shaft - and I wish I would have done that - Especially because just to book the fitting it cost me $75. I will say that he waived the fitting fee of $125 or $130 or whatever it is though which was nice. My suggestion is, use the information you got and go someplace else to get the clubs- There are plenty of places to buy shafts, and club heads etc. Maybe you could get lucky and find some similar specs that are stock offerings - I know Srixon has quite a few, and PXG does too (although they are expensive from the beginning) Getting fit for me is always a fun experience as I can hit golf balls all day long. As for CC - I wouldn't go there for an iron fitting, wedge fitting, or really anything other than what I did, driver shaft only. I think I'll go back to my original fitter, or maybe try out TrueSpec.
  6. Kyle - Ohio Zero Restriction Packable Jacket and Pants Played in an Army/Navy Club benefit scramble where one of the par 3 greens flooded and had to be skipped because of 5 inches of rain
  7. KAB2313

    PXG 0811 X & XF GEN 2 Driver Thread

    Alright so I went to the outdoor range yesterday and hit off the mats - we got a blast of 50-60 degree weather here in Ohio and you would have thought it was 85 and sunny around here. I kept the weights in their standard position without any tweaking - So, first thing that stood out to me was the sound. It's a loud thud, almost hollow sounding. I don't really mind it but I know some people really care about sound. For me as long as its not an ear piercing "ping" I'm okay with it. The "x" and the lines on the carbon fiber crown help with alignment, and I felt like I could tell if the face was closed or opened at address which is super helpful and I think will be for most people. What I found to be pretty cool was the face of the club being made of some titanium alloy it showed where the ball struck on the face every single shot... No need to spray the club with foot spray or whatever- the club did it. And I understand that I hit maybe 15-20 balls with it, but it was nice. Maybe as I use it more it'll stop, but for now I'll take it. Oh, and you can wipe the face off and the marking goes away. Today I'm headed to a local indoor range that has Trackman in the bays. So I'll get a trackman report with some numbers and I'll update one more time if you guys aren't tired of it haha. KB
  8. KAB2313

    PXG 0811 X & XF GEN 2 Driver Thread

    Update to my previous post: Got my new PXG Gen 2 driver today in the mail! My first impression is that it is lightweight.. It has to be the carbon fiber crown. I have the 0811x Gen 2 9 degree loft with a Tensei CK Pro Blue 70tx shaft which is 77g - and it feels way lighter than my old M1 which had a Tour AD BBx7 shaft which was 76g. Face looks like it sits very square, and the alignment aid is great.. Also I got the midsize grip which doesn't seem midsize, it seems like a couple extra wraps but is super comfortable. Haven't hit it yet, but hopefully will early next week. But wanted to give you guys some pictures.
  9. KAB2313

    PXG 0811 X & XF GEN 2 Driver Thread

    My PXG Gen 2 driver just shipped out today - tracking says it should be here by Saturday. Just in time for temperatures that are in the negatives! Gonna have to get to the indoor range - If anyone is interested, I can post some trackman data from my range, and also my thoughts once I get the driver!
  10. I would love to check out the Tuned Recovery! Especially being a person that has to wear contacts everyday, helping my eyes de-stress would be a huge help! KB
  11. Your first name - Kyle Home state - Ohio Current driver/shaft/shaft weight - Taylormade M1 440cc - Tour BBx7 76g Current swing speed - Avg. speed at driver fitting 119 mph
  12. KAB2313

    Why do pros make their caddies do this?

    I would say to wipe the ball clean yes, but more of to check it's the correct ball, and to see if there is any imperfections on them.. sure they probably newer balls but they don't one getting in there with something on it which makes the flight different Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  13. The lower the spin the more carry you'll get, which you can see in total spin- the ones you have in the 2000's and low 3,000's are some of your furthest drives. Everyone on MGS seems to talk about how smash factor needs to be in the 1.5's when with a driver if you have a 1.5 smash factor you'd be in the top 100 on the tour which most of us aren't on that level.. I think the number 1 rated player in terms of smash is like a 1.52- so should you worry about it? Yeah- increasing helps but be realistic about it. In my game, I've found if you can square the club and reduce spin in the 2500-2900 rpms you will drive the ball great. Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  14. KAB2313

    Practice Round Shorts...!

    Fastest to chug a beer, hit a drive and take off running to it barefoot wins. Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy