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    downlowkey got a reaction from GolfSpy MPR in L.A.B. DF3 Putter   
    On the bright side, “accidentally” snapping the head off your putter is probably an indication that the worst of the Lyme Disease is behind JW. He looked genuinely surprised to me. Good for him.
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    downlowkey got a reaction from CorporateGolfRat in TPT "3-in-1" Golf Shafts   
    As a Texan (and unabashed shaft ho), it would be an understatement to suggest that I’m intrigued at the prospect of spending one-on-one time with Jon Sinclair in his fitting studio. I’ve been a Matrix/LA Golf hexadecagonal tooling fanatic for a very long time, so it takes something noteworthy in graphite shaft innovation to garner my attention. But I’m willing to admit that the spine eliminating QC implications of TPT’s automated Continuous Fiber rolling process is fascinating
    Nonetheless, the thought of breaking down my bonded hosel 3-wood that has been in the bag since 2009, and fought off a fair number of worthy contenders to keep that spot, is mildly terrifying. (DLK hops on eBay and begins browsing backup 3-wood listings to help ease sudden anxiety) I may legit lose some sleep deliberating whether to sign up for this one. And now that I’m worried about it, I’ll probably also have to pull the trigger on an identical backup 3-wood.
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    downlowkey got a reaction from ZackS in TPT "3-in-1" Golf Shafts   
    As a Texan (and unabashed shaft ho), it would be an understatement to suggest that I’m intrigued at the prospect of spending one-on-one time with Jon Sinclair in his fitting studio. I’ve been a Matrix/LA Golf hexadecagonal tooling fanatic for a very long time, so it takes something noteworthy in graphite shaft innovation to garner my attention. But I’m willing to admit that the spine eliminating QC implications of TPT’s automated Continuous Fiber rolling process is fascinating
    Nonetheless, the thought of breaking down my bonded hosel 3-wood that has been in the bag since 2009, and fought off a fair number of worthy contenders to keep that spot, is mildly terrifying. (DLK hops on eBay and begins browsing backup 3-wood listings to help ease sudden anxiety) I may legit lose some sleep deliberating whether to sign up for this one. And now that I’m worried about it, I’ll probably also have to pull the trigger on an identical backup 3-wood.
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    downlowkey got a reaction from William P in TPT "3-in-1" Golf Shafts   
    As a Texan (and unabashed shaft ho), it would be an understatement to suggest that I’m intrigued at the prospect of spending one-on-one time with Jon Sinclair in his fitting studio. I’ve been a Matrix/LA Golf hexadecagonal tooling fanatic for a very long time, so it takes something noteworthy in graphite shaft innovation to garner my attention. But I’m willing to admit that the spine eliminating QC implications of TPT’s automated Continuous Fiber rolling process is fascinating
    Nonetheless, the thought of breaking down my bonded hosel 3-wood that has been in the bag since 2009, and fought off a fair number of worthy contenders to keep that spot, is mildly terrifying. (DLK hops on eBay and begins browsing backup 3-wood listings to help ease sudden anxiety) I may legit lose some sleep deliberating whether to sign up for this one. And now that I’m worried about it, I’ll probably also have to pull the trigger on an identical backup 3-wood.
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    downlowkey reacted to cnosil in 2023 MGS Forum Test: HackMotion Training System   
    Intriguing test opportunity.  I love tech stuff like this,  but not sure I could do the test justice.  As others have said,  this would be fun but it will be a really difficult test to perform.   
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    downlowkey reacted to Peaksy68 in 2023 MGS Forum Test: HackMotion Training System   
    I know what you mean. I've put my hand up for this (should that be wrist?)  It will be interesting to see how testers use it. Will the feedback lead to quick, easy change and improvement or result in some "paralysis by analysis"  
    Really intriguing test
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    downlowkey got a reaction from Peaksy68 in 2023 MGS Forum Test: HackMotion Training System   
    Just read through all of the features, feedback/analytics, modes, drills and learning center curriculum and I probably need a shower. Goodness gracious! The only thing missing is a disclaimer: Warning - this product may dismantle your reality… but don’t worry, because we’re here with all the necessary tools to guide you through your ensuing existential crisis.
    Putting the Pro package through its paces and providing a comprehensive review is definitely not for the faint of heart or short of practice time. This might be the most daunting review opportunity ever offered on MyGolfSpy. At least that’s my take. It’s certainly tempting but I’m going to deliberate long and hard before tossing my hat in the ring. Wishing everybody good luck on this one extends way past the point of being selected as a tester. It will undoubtedly be fascinating whether you’re reviewing HackMotion Pro or along for the ride.
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    downlowkey got a reaction from cnosil in 2023 MGS Forum Test: HackMotion Training System   
    Just read through all of the features, feedback/analytics, modes, drills and learning center curriculum and I probably need a shower. Goodness gracious! The only thing missing is a disclaimer: Warning - this product may dismantle your reality… but don’t worry, because we’re here with all the necessary tools to guide you through your ensuing existential crisis.
    Putting the Pro package through its paces and providing a comprehensive review is definitely not for the faint of heart or short of practice time. This might be the most daunting review opportunity ever offered on MyGolfSpy. At least that’s my take. It’s certainly tempting but I’m going to deliberate long and hard before tossing my hat in the ring. Wishing everybody good luck on this one extends way past the point of being selected as a tester. It will undoubtedly be fascinating whether you’re reviewing HackMotion Pro or along for the ride.
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    downlowkey reacted to GregGarner in Shot Scope V3   
    So I added some initial thoughts (pros and cons) in my review, but wanted to give an update that I didn't think was 'final review worthy.' I've had a couple more rounds with it and feel like I'm starting to get the hang of how to use it.
    The GPS (I switched to the dual mode or whatever that uses more satellites and possibly my blood type? to get a more precise location) is SO. GOOD. It is remarkably more accurate than Arccos, which I suppose is actually just an indictment of my phone, since that's the GPS it's using. I am really loving keeping my phone in my pushcart AND being able to use it after the round, since Arccos usually takes about 80% of my battery during the round. Now I'm streaming music the whole time and still have 70+% of battery left.  Still having some issues getting the watch and the phone to sync up. Not as bad as the first time and it seems to be better when my phone is connected to wifi, but still not seamless and, so far, has never worked on the first try. I really miss the 'map' aspect of using the Arccos app. To be fair, I never used it on courses I play frequently, but didn't realize how much I relied on it for new courses until I was standing on the tee box with no clue what I needed to cover a hazard. Which leads me to: I was already accustomed to playing with a watch, so absolutely no difference there, other than I'm still trying to train myself where the at-a-glance yardages are AND I recently "discovered" the menu item that shows yardages to hazards. THAT is a game-changer for me. Really wish that had been in my demo walkthrough. Or maybe it was and I was just too giddy to get started and didn't pay attention. I'm getting more accustomed to holding the grip end with my trail hand so I don't accidentally mark a yardage too soon. Not a big deal, but it is something I'm thinking about during the round. Allegedly I'll get accustomed to marking putts more seamlessly (manual putting mode) but I'm still forgetting probably 40% of the time.  I still don't like that I have to review the round afterwards.  I can't figure out if I can/how to access SGA for just a single round/most recent round. I can see the overall SGA numbers, but Arccos gives it per-round and it was always interesting, especially on rounds where I thought it was my chipping that was bad but it turns out it's really my Approach that's to blame. Super low importance, but the size of these RFID tags compared to Arccos is such a noticeable improvement. They're so unobtrusive and I've never had a single time when I've had to double-check to make sure I was gripping the club and not inadvertently the tag, which I do frequently with the Arccos tags.  More rounds coming up this weekend after this weather moves through. Hopefully that means the course conditions will be ideal, just in time for the leaves to change.
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    downlowkey reacted to Peaksy68 in Sub70 849 Pro Driver   
    Wow, very excited and thankful to have been selected. Can’t wait for the process to begin.
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    downlowkey reacted to Berg Ryman in Dollar Driver Club   
    That's an interesting thought there @jddaigneault, as mentioned before we do still have some older styles in play for potential testing if we wish with SIM OG, Big Bertha 21, and SZ from Cobra, but Mavrik was an option, now it's gone. I wonder what will happen when companies push the new product out.
    Obviously thinking aloud I'd guess you'll see a new Callaway and Cobra driver, maybe something from TM as well, but I'm also hoping those older options will remain available for the consumer because although this service may benefit those looking for the latest and greatest, we'd be remiss to forget about those who buy older models on discount the year after they come out.
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    downlowkey reacted to azstu324 in EDEL EAS Putter   
    It's been a minute since I checked in to post here so my sincere apologies. The past few rounds haven't been my most productive putting rounds. In fact, I've had back to back rounds with multiple 3-putts and I haven't seen that in quite some time so I'm feeling a little deflated the past couple rounds. That said, and being completely honest, I was feeling so confident in my putting with the Edel that I've gotten quite lazy with my practicing. For the first month, I was practicing daily working on setup, stroke, pace, and all of the things that we should all be doing all the time.. well wouldn't you know it, as soon as I took my foot off the gas, my putting starts to become an issue. This just goes to show, even the perfect putter doesn't mean diddley when you don't put in the time wield it correctly. I'm in no way looking at this as a fail, in fact, I'm seeing this as a testament to the fact that even the best equipment in the world won't fix your issues.. but what it will do though is let you know that you've got to get your act together and practice. 
    Saturday was my breaking point, I played one of my favorite courses in the area (The Raven). The greens there are some of the best around IMO. They roll at about a 11-12 and are just groomed to perfection. They're not overly tricky but if you don't have a steady pace or confidence in your putt, its really easy to blow past the hole or leave them short if you give them too much respect. While I didn't shoot a horrible score (79) I had 2 doubles both with 3-putts and 4 bogey's (I did have 1 birdie hence the 79). Looking back at the round I had multiple chances for 1 putts that I just couldn't capitalize and the 3-putts should have never happened.. talking 1-3 footers that I just choked on. 
    I actually spent some decent time on Sunday getting back to the putting basics and realized that I was skipping a few crucial steps in my setup as well as rushing the putting stroke. Basically falling into old habits. Yesterday I went out for a late practice round mainly to apply and continue practicing my putting. I was only able to get through about 14 holes before the sun was gone but I was able to completely shake the 3-putts and had a good number of lengthy 1-putts drop. I probably sunk a good 5 putts well outside of 10' and that's a huge win! 
    I'm playing a scramble this Saturday and I'd really like to be the anchor man when it comes to putting.. driving too.. but mostly putting 😛 
     
     
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    downlowkey reacted to GolfSpy MPR in EDEL EAS Putter   
    I also haven't been checking in as often I'd like here. Some of this is busy-ness: the boys' soccer season is almost over, and Kirke has his final competition of the year this week. We should be wrapping up our observations and writing final reviews really soon.
    Here's my short summary: I can't see myself shopping for a new putter anytime soon.
    The longer version: my last few rounds have been bland, statistically. I'm not putting poorly, for sure, but I'm not gaining on some of the numbers I first saw with the Edel. One qualification: I'm in an awkward place with my Arccos stats right now. I've played 18 rounds (9 or 18 holes) with my Edel; Arccos will only let me look at numbers for the past 15 or the past 20 rounds. So these numbers are for the past 15; that means that I'm comparing against 12 rounds with my old Odyssey and my first 3 rounds with the Edel. Here's where things stand today:

    That -2.1 is compared to scratch; Arccos suggests my putting is at the level of a 9-handicap. That seems reasonable. In terms of raw numbers, I'm doing fine:

    Happily, I posted some screen shots of numbers from just under a month ago, so we have a nice comparison:
    From 0-10', my SG is exactly the same. From 10-25', my SG is slightly worse (-.1 to -.5). From 25-20, my SG is slightly better (-.6 to -.3). My Putts/GIR is a bit better (2.0 to 1.9). Overall, using my 1/2/3 putt numbers, I was averaging 30.2 putts per round. I'm now at 30 even. This is following a recent round that was immensely frustrating. As you can see from my stats, I'm normally a bit shaky inside 10 feet but very solid in mid-range putting. On this 18, I had only 5 one-putts and 13 two-putts. A huge chunk of those 2-putts were from mid-range, where I kept hitting solid putts but just missing over and over and over. I don't think I even sniffed a three-putt all round. But I just couldn't get one of the mid-rangers to drop.
    All that to say, although I'm not revolutionizing my putting numbers, even going through a "dry spell" with my Edel has just returned me to normal. I fell tremendously comfortable with this putter. My distance control has been incredibly solid (though you can see that, given the green size at our course, I almost never have a really long putt).
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    downlowkey reacted to Sluggo42 in EDEL EAS Putter   
    Shot pretty well, and had 30 putts, 17 and 13. All my one putts came via  just missing the green on approach, and then getting close on the next shot/chip/putt from off the green.
    what stood out today was all the lag putts which were stupid close all day. 
    When we fitted, my fitter spent a long time adjusting the weights in the handle, with the explanation that this would fit the putter to MY feel for lags. And days like today really prove that there is merit to this plan. I literally just looked at the putt and just didn’t think about it. I just let it go and most of the day the distance was obscenely good…
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    downlowkey got a reaction from gavinski91 in Final Reviews: PuttOUT Golf Training System   
    For every action…

    FullSizeRender.mov We’re just getting warmed up on the Newtonian possibilities for Purrrfect PuttOUT(s).
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    downlowkey reacted to GolfSpy BOS in Final Reviews: PuttOUT Golf Training System   
    Nice reviews all! @Blueberry_Squishie I agree with your feelings on the putting plane.  I tried it and thought it will help a lot of golfers, but its not for me.  
    Thanks for reminding me to bring it to my brother so he can work on his path!  I do love the gates though.  So I get at least partial use out of that tool.
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    downlowkey reacted to Peaksy68 in Final Reviews: PuttOUT Golf Training System   
    Great work team. I still use my PuttOut system from 2019 and it has really helped my putting.  @Blueberry_Squishie , hopefully we’ll be able to get out on the course soon and you see an improvement in your putting. At least you’ve got something to help keep you occupied during our lockdown. 
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    downlowkey reacted to gavinski91 in Final Reviews: PuttOUT Golf Training System   
    Just read through the final reviews - nice work to all the reviewers!
    @Blueberry_Squishie had me doing my best not to laugh out loud at my desk at work with those pictures of his local course.... 😂
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    downlowkey reacted to cnosil in Dollar Driver Club   
    So here is my question. I read people talking about the drivers they selected and the performance on the course.  That’s nice but the review is about DDC.  Do you believe the average consumer can get benefit from this model?  Will they find a driver that works for them by experimenting like this?   Why is this better than going to a brick and mortar and hitting a variety of drivers especially if you need to rely on a launch monitor to check performance.  Can you get non stock shafts?   Other than the big advantage of being able to hit the club on the course why should I use DDC….although that is probably something you will answer in the final review.  
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    downlowkey got a reaction from Peaksy68 in Final Reviews: PuttOUT Golf Training System   
    Feel free to stop me if you’ve already heard this one - a golf ball stumbles into a bar…

    IMG_0316.MP4 Holla back if you’d like to see more Purrrfect PuttOUT(s).
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    downlowkey got a reaction from GolfSpy BOS in Final Reviews: PuttOUT Golf Training System   
    Feel free to stop me if you’ve already heard this one - a golf ball stumbles into a bar…

    IMG_0316.MP4 Holla back if you’d like to see more Purrrfect PuttOUT(s).
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    downlowkey got a reaction from gavinski91 in Final Reviews: PuttOUT Golf Training System   
    Feel free to stop me if you’ve already heard this one - a golf ball stumbles into a bar…

    IMG_0316.MP4 Holla back if you’d like to see more Purrrfect PuttOUT(s).
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    downlowkey reacted to Superjoemofo in Final Reviews: PuttOUT Golf Training System   
    Love the music you chose for the video! Lmao... Nice Shot!
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    downlowkey got a reaction from Superjoemofo in Final Reviews: PuttOUT Golf Training System   
    Feel free to stop me if you’ve already heard this one - a golf ball stumbles into a bar…

    IMG_0316.MP4 Holla back if you’d like to see more Purrrfect PuttOUT(s).
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    downlowkey reacted to artful_golfer in Final Reviews: PuttOUT Golf Training System   
    What a cool string of trick shots. Everything must be aligned perfectly for these Purrfect PuttOUT putts. Simply awesomeness!
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