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Peejer

 
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  1. I play 100+ rounds a year and change the grips every year, usually over the winter/early spring. The corded grips rip my hands to shreds, probably due to the number of rounds I play, plus in Colorado with the low humidity my hands stay pretty dry and the texture of the cord just wears my hands out. I've played the DriTac grips, like the feel - but they wear out too fast. I stumbled across SuperStroke Traxion Wrap grips and couldn't be happier. Been playing them for the past 2 seasons now. Grips are really comfortable and have a soft tacky feel to them. Best part is you can get them for $5.99 each! Now that's a steal. https://superstrokeusa.com/shop/traxion-wrap-club-grip/ Best part is PGA Tour Superstore sells them locally, so I can have the instant gratification. Give them a shot, I don't think you'll be disappointed. -- P.J.
  2. From the start of this test, things were....off. Very little information from Titleist and an erratic ship schedule. Then no real documentation and it took a bit of time before we got the website info. Then the website 'evaluation' between ball #3 and ball #4 was pretty bland. Seems like Titleist just kind of mailed it in, especially if these are the balls that are already in production. There was some discussion about Titleist making it up to those of us selected to 'test' these balls by making it right, but no indication what that meant. Several months later, have to assume that nothing is coming and this was their attempt at a failed marketing plan. This was my first opportunity to test something for MyGolfSpy, and while it wasn't MGS's issue since it was all ran by Titleist, color me disappointed. Hoping to do a regular MGS test at some point in the future. I did my part by doing launch monitor comparison's between the two balls - posted earlier in these threads. None the less, was cool to test something that wasn't available to the general golfing public yet! -- Peejer
  3. I'm sure most of you put a lot of credibility in the MyGolfSpy reviews and comparisons - as do I. In fact, so much so that they often influence my purchases. I've been playing the Callaway Rogue 3W for the past few years, which I hit pretty well - but never really loved it. After reading the MGS 2021 MOST WANTED FAIRWAY WOOD review, I really wanted to try out the Srixon ZX fairway wood. I went to a local golf shop (Lenny's Golf) with a Foresight Launch Monitor and tried different clubs and different shafts, but found the Srixon ZX 3W with a Project-X Hazardous (62g) in (low spin) Stiff to be the perfect fit for me. My first round out, was...meh. But I took it with me on a golf trip to Nashville last week and I've fallen in love with this club. It's definitely long and it's much more forgiving than my Callaway Rogue 3W. After playing this club for 6 rounds now, I can see why it was selected as the "Most Wanted" and led the group in 'Strokes Gained'. I've never owned a Srixon club, and probably never would have until I read the review, which prompted me to go and try them out. BTW, Lenny's Golf actually encouraged me to bring my current club in and do a 'side-by-side' comparison. There was a clear winner in distance and consistency. So...Thank you MyGolfSpy staff for all you do and helping us make solid decisions based on data, not hype! -- P.J.
  4. They privatized the beaches, which means that any property on the water side, owns the beach down to within 20' of the water. That means 4.6 miles of the 6 miles of beach are now private. Huge mistake - now the 'public' squeezes into the few places that are open to everyone. The local's said the Governor allowed it because he had supporters who owned beachfront property and wanted the beach to themselves. If you go, the only place to stay and expect some access to the beach is a waterside house/condo/hotel. Renters beware... -- Peejer
  5. I lived in Niceville, just across the bridge from Destin for 2 years. I took lessons with Rob Strano (of the Golf Channel) at Kelly Plantation. I definitely enjoy the course, but they're pretty proud of it - it's pricey. Don't know if you got a chance to get along the waters edge, but there are thousands of hermit crabs and scallops to be found. There's always a persistent wind coming off the bay, which adds to the challenge. I've even seen dolphins out there while playing. It's a good time, definitely a vacation golf place, as only the members and visitors play it regularly due to the cost. There are better priced options just around the corner - Blue Water Bay comes to mind, as does the Eglin Golf Course (36 holes open to the public). To be clear, they're not in the same pristine condition that Kelly's is, but pretty nice shape and a heck of a lot cheaper. On the Destin side, you could play 9-holes of night golf (all holes are lighted) at The Golf Garden of Destin. Especially if it's a work trip and you're busy during the day. If you get a chance, Indian Bayou was always in great shape and a fun track to play. Same with Emerald Bay. Enjoy your trip - and the local seafood!! -- Peejer
  6. I'll play Surlyn/Ionomer golf balls during the winter months (in Colorado) when the greens are so hard, no ball spins and stops. For me, I play the Wilson Duo or the Srixon Soft Feel's. When the grass goes dormant, I stick to colored balls so they're easier to find. Last winter, I picked up some 2-piece urethane balls from SaintNine, the U-Pro comes in white, pink or yellow. They sell for $24.99, but do Buy-One/Get-One free sales all the time. At that price, it's a steal of a deal! Current deal is with the code of FRIENDS, it's 50% off. Including shipping, its $18.45 total For an extra bonus - you can add a freeze 3-ball sleeve to your order for $0.00. If you want just the Free 3-sleeve ball, put them in your cart with the code: S9FREE for free shipping too! FYI - not affiliated with SaintNine in any way, just passing along some deals on a pretty good ball. -- Peejer
  7. I ran some more tests tonight on the simulator. I used current ProV1, ProV1x and the Titleist Test Ball #3 and Titleist Test Ball #4 with my Pitching Wedge. I kept fairly tight parameters, only keeping shots that were within 5 yards of my target. Significantly lower spin and longer roll-out on Test Ball #3. -- Peejer My results are below: SHOT BALL LAUNCH BACK SIDE SIDE OFFLINE CARRY ROLL TOTAL FLIGHT DSCNT HEIGHT # MPH DEG RPM RPM DEG YD YD YD YD SEC DEG YD ProV1 AVG 97 28.4 9418 485 -1.9 0 127 5.5 133 5.7 50 30 ProV1x AVG 98 30 8094 412 -2.3 -2 128 6.5 135 5.9 52 32 Test Ball 3 AVG 96 31.8 6773 391 -2.2 -2 126 8 134 6 53 33 Test Ball 4 AVG 97 30 8762 548 -2 0 127 6.3 134 5.9 51 31
  8. Ran some tests tonight on the simulator. I used current ProV1, ProV1x and the Titleist Test Ball #3 and Titleist Test Ball #4 with my 7-iron. I kept fairly tight parameters, only keeping shots that were 85+mph club head speed and within 5 yards of my target. Overall, not too much difference between the current and the new balls. -- Peejer My results are below: SHOT BALL LAUNCH BACK SIDE SIDE OFFLINE CARRY ROLL TOTAL FLIGHT DSCNT HEIGHT CLUB PTI # MPH DEG RPM RPM DEG YD YD YD YD SEC DEG YD MPH SCORE ProV1 AVG 117 18.7 6237 83 -1.7 -5 171 11 182 6.2 44 30 86 1.36 ProV1x AVG 116 19 6603 13 -0.8 -1 170 11 181 6.2 46 31 87 1.34 Titleist#3 AVG 115 19.2 6227 -23 -0.8 -3.5 169 12 181 6.2 45 30 85 1.36 Titleist#4 AVG 118 19.3 6581 326 -1.6 0 171 10 181 6.3 46 32 88 1.34
  9. I tested the Cut Grey and Blue several years ago - found them to be significantly shorter than most urethane golf balls. Although they did spin well, they didn't wear well. I had a dozen of each, still have a few sleeves of each left, no plans to put them into play.
  10. I've been entering the RockBottomGolf "giveaway's" for years, I've yet to hear of anyone winning anything. Maybe just a marketing ploy to get new subscribers, or most likely they get thousands and thousands of new subscribers and give away one. lol At least this one says there are 3...
  11. Pretty cool concept - I think many of us have preconceived ideas about what a ball does based upon what the pro's play and the commercials/ads. This will be interesting!! -- Peejer
  12. I've been drooling over the ER11v since the first time I saw it. Would love an opportunity to game this beauty!! -- Peejer
  13. In 2011, I discovered a company called "Upright Caddie" that sold the 3-wheel version at the top of this post. I bought one and loved it. It's downfall was it was pretty heavy. But, a new 4-wheel version came out a few years later - it had some design issues, that the company quickly addressed. That, coupled with the lifetime warranty (on everything except wheels and grips) made for a fantastic deal. It was pretty stable and I loved having my clubs straight up and down, just like on a riding cart. The company was created and ran by a guy in Arizona, named Andy De Carlo. Sadly, he decided to retire and sold his business to "Clever Caddy", at least the dream lived on and the product survived. They sold their carts via their website and drop shipped them from places like RockBottomGolf.com and Amazon. Sadly, the brand went out of business just before the COVID-era made carts so popular. I found out about it a few months too late. When I moved, my wife mistakenly threw away the wheels for the 3-wheel version and the entire 4-wheel version. I took apart the 4-wheel version when I was packing, she thought it was broken (as the wheels were off) and threw it away also. Crushed.... I've searched in vain all over the internet, including contacting the original manufacturer in China. No luck - I saw one pop-up on eBay, but it sold almost immediately. I still have one of the 4-wheel version, but the wheels are pretty worn, the basket was broken by a friend hitting it with a shanked shot. I'm baffled why some of the bigger manufacturers don't make something similar. The design was fantastic and easy to get clubs in/out, just like a golf cart. I am currently using the ClicGear 3.5+ with the Bag Extension. It's better than most, but I'd trade it in for a Upright/Clever Caddy cart in a minute. Until then, one can only dream.... -- Peejer
  14. I'm in - never know when they'll pull in some newbies! -- Peejer
  15. Looking for a backup driver, mostly for my simulator. Ping 400 LST w/stiff shaft in 10.5 degree loft. If you have one that you're interested in selling at a decent price - let me know. Thanks, -- Peejer
  16. So I've been using the SwingMate with the SuperSpeed sticks and it works great! I was concerned it might not work like the PRGR, but it's perfect. Saved a bunch of $$, also. You can find them on eBay for under $50 pretty easily (eBay Search - SwingMate ).
  17. There's new software in the works for SkyTrak, version 4.0 is still in BETA, but you can download it. I'm using it now and haven't had any issues. Best part is if you don't like it, just put your current version back on it. -- Peejer The features say: V4.0 Release Notes - Improved Range Graphics - Improved Tracers - Improved Camera Views - Limited supported characters in Profile Name - Restricted Altitude and temperature to realistic values - Fixed duplicate club bug in Bag Management - Fixed Bag Mapping bug in offline mode - Miscellaneous bug fixes and improvements PC 64 bit: http://dl.skygolf.com/skytrak/4.0.0/..._x64_4.0.0.exe PC 32 bit: http://dl.skygolf.com/skytrak/4.0.0/..._x86_4.0.0.exe
  18. First name: P.J. City & State: Highlands Ranch, CO (outside of Denver) Do you currently walk the majority of your rounds: Walk with a pushcart, played 105 rounds in 2020. Do you use a push cart now, if yes which one: Clicgear 3.5+ I've been thinking that at some point I'd like to switch to an Electric cart, this would be an amazing opportunity!
  19. Looks like Swing Mate might be a better priced option than buying the PRGR / Swing Speed Radar. I just picked one up on eBay for under $40 shipped. That's a no-brainer compared to the $199 price tag on Swing Speed's site. Glad I caught this thread! Thanks, -- Peejer
  20. They have to slow roll the information to keep us coming back! Pretty simple marketing strategy.
  21. I hit a LOT of shots, but only kept the good one's. I only kept the best 5 as I didn't want my bad swings to impact the results. For the Driver, if it was more than 15 yards off target, I discarded it. For the 7-iron, if it was more than 10 yards off target, I discarded it. For the PW, if it was more than 7 yards off target, I discarded it. No real science to that, just was a self-imposed parameter so I wouldn't skew the numbers. -- Peejer
  22. Sorry for the delay, I ran the tests - but with the holidays, forgot to post them. This is a comparison of the Kirkland 3-piece, Kirkland 3-piece v2.0 and a Titleist ProV1 This tests the Driver - 7 iron - PW. I alternated which balls I used first, second, third to try to normalize the results. First up, the Driver: Driver Club MPH Smash Factor Ball MPH Launch Angle Back RPM Side RPM Side Deg Off-Line YD Carry YD Roll YD Total YD Flight Sec Descent Deg Height YD ProV1 96 1.48 141 12.8 2021 116 -2.9 -8 242 33 276 6.4 27 20.3 Kirkland 2.0 96 1.47 141 14.1 2381 -34 -1.7 -10 247 29 276 6.9 32 24.7 Kirkland 1.0 94 1.47 139 12 2648 -696 3.7 -11 228 28 256 6.6 36 20.2 Now the 7-iron: 7-iron Club MPH Smash Factor Ball MPH Launch Angle Back RPM Side RPM Side Deg Off-Line YD Carry YD Roll YD Total YD Flight Sec Descent Deg Height YD Titleist PROV1 81 1.34 110 21.1 6158 -271 1.3 0 158 11 169 6 45 29 Kirkland 2.0 83 1.32 110 20.4 6586 -205 -0.5 -4 156 10 166 5.9 45 28 Kirkland 1.0 83 1.32 110 20.5 6617 -3271.4 0 0 156 10 166 5.9 46 28 And finally the PW. Let me know your thoughts... PW Club MPH Smash Factor Ball MPH Launch Angle Back RPM Side RPM Side Deg Off-Line YD Carry YD Roll YD Total YD Flight Sec Descent Deg Height YD Titleist PROV1 81 1.16 93 28 9176 -535 1.3 -1 122 5 127 5.5 49 27 Kirkland 2.0 80 1.17 94 28 9406 -291 2 2 123 5 128 5.5 48 27 Kirkland 1.0 80 1.15 93 27.8 9518 -408 1.8 1 122 5 127 5.4 48 26
  23. Just got back from our local Costco. The Kirkland wedges, putter, gloves and 3-piece 2.0 balls are all in stock. 2 dozen of the balls were $24.95. I have some of the (apparently 1.0) balls, so now that I know they're two different balls - I think I'll double back and buy some. I'll run them both on my SkyTrak and see if I can tell any difference. Should be interesting...
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