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  1. I've looked at Ecco off and on over the years and never could settle on a pair I liked. I just looked up the BIOM Hybrid 3GTX which looks quite good (in the white/black colorway). Anything I could easily wear to and from the course is a plus so these will definitely be in the running.
  2. I've owned Adidas in the past (in fact I played most of my soccer as a kid sporting Adidas) and they were quite comfortable. The major issue I had with them is that the lower portion of the sole started to separate from the mid-sole (a result of how my feet work on the downswing). I'll definitely have to give them a look again though as I honestly had kinda started to forget about Adidas for whatever reason. Saw several intriguing models on RockBottomGolf. Thanks for the insight.
  3. I'll try to keep this short and simple. Looking for recommendations on a new golf shoe. I currently own a pair of FJ Freestyles and a pair of cheap Pumas. Neither are comfortable for me to walk in. The Pumas don't have enough cushion to be comfortable for 18 holes and they aren't waterproof (water-resistant for you special people). The FJ's no longer keep water out and something about them causes pain in my big toe on my right foot. Anyway, I'm looking for something that will be comfortable for 18 or even 36 holes and does a good job keeping water out. Spiked or spikeless doesn't really matter. Just looking for a good comfortable shoe. The best shoe I had previously was the FJ GreenJoys from a couple years ago. Anything like that would be great! I have seriously been eyeing the TRUE Original, but I'm worried about the wide toe box - their description says up to EEE for that section of the shoe. I'm worried that would allow too much movement for my foot. For reference, I'm perfectly suited to a US Men's 10.5 D... Thanks!
  4. TR1PTIK

    A seventeen on a Par 4... in a tournament. Golf is hard

    So much for equitable stroke control lol.
  5. TR1PTIK

    Kuchar is embarrassingly cheap

    All I got from either of these two posts is that they agreed on a deal, Kuch met the obligations of that deal (and threw in a $1000 bonus), and that Ortiz only seemed to start hitting Kuch up for more after other people made the suggestion to him. If caddying is going to be the guy's livelihood or he's expecting to "buy a house" with earnings from ONE tournament then he should have negotiated for a better deal and got everything in writing. Clearly, he was okay with what was offered or he would have gone elsewhere. Maybe he'd be better off throwing himself in front of a car for an insurance scam because that's basically what it sounds like he's trying to do here at this point.
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    Still struggling

    Anytime I have a lesson I try to focus on picking up a specific feel that I can use to help me repeat the motion/position that I'm trying to achieve. It's not all just going to magically happen through drills - maybe for some people it will. So when you're doing underhand tosses into the net, I'd recommend focusing on what you feel in the legs, hips, and body. Make note of where pressure is being applied and in what direction so that you may have a better chance of replicating that. Once you find that "feel", repeat it often, jot down some notes, and/or take a video to help you dedicate it to memory.
  7. TR1PTIK

    Vice Golf Ball Ordering Tip

    Exactly. That was the very reason I wanted to try Snell. You don't know until you know.
  8. TR1PTIK

    Death of the Two-Person Cart

    Watched a video on YouTube yesterday put out by the guys at Golficity. Near the end of the video they got to test the Finn Cycle and while they were certainly having fun, they weren't being crazy and I'm honestly not quite sure how you could get too crazy on those things after watching it. I think the biggest risk would be dumping the bike - especially if it occurred in the middle of the fairway or near a green or something.
  9. I don't have a considerable problem with my release, but I can't seem to get my hips to turn properly. I will start the downswing with some hip turn, but it stalls and I end up just making a lateral move with my hips which places me in a bad position at impact. It forces me to dump the club at the very last second striking the ball with the shaft almost straight up and down and presenting more loft than what is ideal. Would you happen to have any good tips or drills to encourage proper hip turn?
  10. TR1PTIK

    UA Spieth 3 Golf Shoe?

    Haven't tried them, but I'm interested as well. I currently have a pair of FJ Freestyle and a pair of cheap Pumas (not sure of the model, but they were less than $70). Neither are comfortable for walking 18. The Pumas don't have enough cushioning and the FJs do something weird to my big toe which causes pain - I also don't like how my heels want to come up out of the shoe so easily. I used to own a pair of spikeless FJs (DryJoys maybe?) that were wonderful and provided just the right amount of arch support. Unfortunately, I haven't found anything close to those since.
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    Vice Golf Ball Ordering Tip

    I just don't like the feel of the Snell as much. It's a great ball and performs well - the finish on it is better too - but I just prefer the feel of the Vice. To me the Vice feels similar to the Nike 20XI golf balls from several years ago which I prefer. The Snell feels a little closer to the Pro V1 - it has a more substantial feel at impact IMO. It's not that the Snell feels hard to me... I guess it just feels like it has a little more weight to it or something IDK. Anyway, I've seen enough reviews and comparisons to know the Vice performs similarly to all of the other Pro V1 competitors (like Snell) so I've decided to go back to it. Snell makes a terrific ball and it's well worth trying so don't worry about losing performance. For me the difference comes down to sound and feel and I prefer the Vice.
  12. TR1PTIK

    Vice Golf Ball Ordering Tip

    Maybe some of you guys already know this, but it was new information for me so I thought I'd share. I plan on going back to the Vice Pro once my current stock of Snell MTB Blacks runs out. I'm interested in trying the neon red color to help me track the ball in the air better. However, I'm worried about how the ball will look next to the club face - particularly the putter - as colored balls tend to look a little bigger to my eye which just doesn't sit very well with me. I thought maybe I could just buy 3 dozen white and 2 dozen red... If you read their FAQ's page, you'll see that they don't let you order different models of golf ball, but seeing as the only difference between Pro and Pro Neon Red is color I decided to reach out to customer service. Vice CS told me that while the website doesn't allow for ordering of different colors within the same ball model, you can call and place such an order and keep the multi-dozen discount! You still can't mix and match models for the discount, but within the same line it is possible to order a variety of colors and see what you like best.
  13. I listened to that NLU podcast and thought that would make a good goal. I had forgot about it though so I'm glad you mentioned it.
  14. TR1PTIK

    Kuchar is embarrassingly cheap

    I'm with @cnosil. There's been no real mention of what was discussed prior to the round and it is very likely a flat fee was already on the table. Kuch offered an additional $15,000 and the guy rejected it. I wouldn't be complaining about making $5K over just one weekend and certainly would not have rejected the additional $15K.
  15. TR1PTIK

    North Central: ND, SD, NE, IA, CO, KS, MO

    I'm not new, but since the introduction forum has been split by region, I thought I'd go ahead and do a second intro. How long have you been playing golf? What’s your handicap or normal score? I have been playing golf off and on since I was roughly 10 years old, but I finally jumped in with both feet around 25. I turn 32 in April so about 7 years of golf as my main hobby. Current handicap is 10.6 with an average score of 84.8. What do you love about golf? What I love about golf is the challenge, the scenery, and the opportunity to slow down and debrief from the daily grind. I like to walk 18 in the early morning and take in the surroundings. What brings you to MyGolfSpy? Do you already know any other Spies? I've been on a few other forums in the past, but MGS is home primarily because of the way everyone treats each other here. I have yet to see anyone really making fun of anyone else or trying to make them feel stupid on a particular matter. It doesn't mean we all agree on everything (or anything), but discussions are generally open-minded and civil. I've had great conversations with plenty of other spies, but I don't know anyone here personally. Where are you from? What is your home course? I currently live in Joplin, Missouri. I was born in Baton Rouge, LA, did a 2 year "stint" in Austin, TX when my family moved there in '95. Had the opportunity of a lifetime to go live in Hamilton, New Zealand for another 2 years after that (because of my dad's job). Finally, settled in Joplin in '99 - where my dad and much of his family are from originally. My home course is the Carthage Municipal Golf Course located in Carthage, MO (www.carthagegolfcourse.com). What are the best and worst things about golf in your region? Best thing about golf around here is that it's fairly inexpensive and there are plenty of public courses around to play at. Worst thing is definitely the winter weather for me. I have eczema so anything much colder than 50 degrees outside and my hands start to split open which is incredibly painful. What do you do for a living? Currently, I work as a trainer for a local manufacturing company . We produce a variety of batteries for commercial, medical, space, and military uses. How’d you pick your user name? There's nothing fun or incredibly exciting about the story behind my username. It's a twist on the word "triptych" which is the name of my favorite album by my favorite band - Demon Hunter. Triptych simply means a set of three associated artistic, literary, or musical works (it was DH's 3rd album). Anyway, when I was younger and playing video games I adapted the word to "TR1PTIK" after discovering someone else was already using "Triptych" as their gamer tag. That's me in a nutshell as it pertains to MGS. Welcome to all the new spies.