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Low Country Golfer

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  1. My good contact is consistently longer with the Soft version. Sent from my iPad using MyGolfSpy
  2. Spoken like a true golfer. “My eagle was sooooooo close to being an albatross!!” Sent from my iPad using MyGolfSpy
  3. Coming on strong on day two. That’s new. Still close except in the one I’m losing. Looks like berg might as well chalk that one in the “W” column. Sent from my iPad using MyGolfSpy
  4. I played 27 holes over the weekend on two really sloppy wet days. Still couldn’t be happier with the e12 Softs. I lost the first one in 45 total holes I’ve played with them. Definitely not the ball’s fault. Noticeably straighter and longer off the tee, lots of pop off the irons. Short game I still see the ball come off the face higher on pitches and chips but distance is consistent with plenty of spin. I am seeing some of the durability issues but I tend to play a ball a little longer than others I guess. I’m not seeing scuffs but the slight discoloration from wear is there from using one for a whole round. I’ll get a pic this week. League play coming Tuesday and I’m looking forward to putting them to the stress test. Sent from my iPad using MyGolfSpy
  5. Hi everyone! I’m a 58 year old that’s been playing (and loving) the game of golf since I was around 15. There’s been a lot of starts and stops in my “golf journey” due to my military career (Army 24 years) and family/ job requirements ever since retiring from the Army in 2007. About five years ago we moved to South Carolina and I was able to put in the time again to improve and enjoy the game. The area is great for courses open all year round and quality courses that won’t break the bank. My love of the golf comes from the game’s ability to make me forget about everything except what I’m doing on the course. I haven’t found any other activity that’s brings relaxation and concentration together (for me) to the point I don’t think of anything else. No, my swing isn’t exactly pretty and my score won’t ever qualify me for a tournament with money at the end, but both keep me chasing my own version of perfection. I’m a 16 handicap (finally trending downwards this year) and I play at least once a week November to March and at least twice a week March to October. I’m a member of a league (Charleston area “Hackers League) that keeps me motivated to improve. I’m “shorter stature” so I don’t normally chase the big distance numbers out of my equipment or the ball. I look for accuracy to keep me out of trouble. It seems like I’ve played every “soft feel” version of every manufacturers’ ball. The latest flavor has been the Titleist DT TruSoft. It gives me a nice combination of distance off the tee with a soft controlled feel around and on the green. I’ve taken lessons that have mostly gotten rid of my typical ball flight (slice) so now I hit drives that are low(ish) and straight with great run at landing. Iron shots are mostly high due to the Callaway Steelhead XR irons and hybrids I started playing last year. Usually if I’m going to miss (GIR average about 15% so….yes) its left or right. I have my clubs dialed in for distance pretty well, but more about that later (teaser). Like I said, distance or approaches are definitely not the strength of my game. My short game is where I’ve put the most time and effort at this stage and it shows. My work around the green (chipping and pitching) is my strong suit. First Impressions When I signed up for the MGS review of the Bridgestone e12 Soft I had played Bridgestone’s e6 version and liked them but, they really didn’t have any advantage over the Titleists which were a bit less expensive to a (at the time) 20+ handicapper that was losing a few every round. I was excited to get picked and feel like I’m holding up the banner for the high mid handicappers. The packaging looks similar to the previous model: I’m not one to typically gush over marketing or hype of a product so….ok. The packaging at least comes off easily and makes them identifiable on the shelf? The ball has a clean look that’s much simpler than the e6 version. Similar to the classic looking Titleist, if not cleaner, at address. I did my typical practice session before my first round with them which included chipping and putting on the practice green. The first thing that I saw was that they come off my club on chips a little higher but strangely, they seem to roll out just as far. I’m not quite sure how that is since I skipped a lot of my high school physics classes and it’ll be something to keep an eye on as I work with them. I liked the feel just as much as my Titleists. Putting was a good roll that sounded very similar to my gamers. Once I hit the course I saw, for me, the biggest difference. I’ll be getting into it a lot more I’m sure but with one round under my belt I shot very well and the distance was exceptional. Remember I said I’m not one to gush about a product? I like these, so far, very very much. They left me wondering about the tipping point of ball performance versus confidence in my ball striking due to their performance. Obviously I’m a fan so far but that’s for the coming weeks to see if it continues.
  6. My lineup holds true to form. Very nice first day as usual. Leading both matches. Next comes the “forget how to golf” day. Sent from my iPad using MyGolfSpy
  7. iPad test I just uploaded from my iPad. Stupid question but are you using the most up to date iOS? Sent from my iPad using MyGolfSpy
  8. Is it too much to ask that one of my golfers puts four quality rounds together? Every time one has a good first round he turns around and forgets how to golf the next day. Sounds like my game. Sent from my iPad using MyGolfSpy
  9. The long term answer is to keep on doing what MGS does. Quality, interesting content commented on by an engaged community. It’s not a “quick” process but in the long run it gives you an enduring site. Any fast process to grow would result in many more “one hit wonders.” Just my pennies in the till, for what it’s worth. I joined during the time when MGS reviewed the Kirkland golf ball. I stayed because of the community, not because of the testing opportunities. I thought that chance was so slim that it would be like hitting the lottery. To be honest, I just hit the lottery by being selected, but it’s still not what keeps me coming back. Sent from my iPad using MyGolfSpy
  10. Greg - South Carolina HC index 15.7 Titleist DT TruSoft Soft Feel Sent from my iPad using MyGolfSpy
  11. You had Sergio Garcia’s antics this weekend to use as an example and you went to Bryson??? Interesting Sent from my iPad using MyGolfSpy
  12. Well I do have a birthday coming up........ Sent from my iPad using MyGolfSpy
  13. I’m not sure how to do it easily but something I’ve always wanted was a small “hilll (mound would be more like it) where I could practice with the ball above or below my feet or upslope/downslope shots. Sent from my iPad using MyGolfSpy
  14. “.....chocolate flavored urethane microspheres.....” Sent from my iPad using MyGolfSpy
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