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  1. I actually switched to the claw a year or so ago. I had gotten to the point where I didn't feel comfortable over any putt (actually had about a 2 foot birdie putt on a par 3 at my home course during one skins game that I honestly had no idea if I would make it or not). Before my next round, I was screwing around on the practice green with the claw grip and it actually felt really good. Used it during that round of golf and make 5 birdies and won almost $100 and have never went back to the traditional grip. I still putt pretty well with it and have a lot more confidence in hitting my line.
  2. Bryson???? I don't know how you keep up with that many stats in a round. I can only assume you are an accountant or something like that with all those numbers. If you can keep up with that amount and not get distracted, then more power to you. If you've dropped that many strokes this year, then it's obviously working. I would get so confused with all those numbers I would either give up after hole 2 or it would take me 7 hours to finish the round.
  3. It's the same as with the US Open. As long as you can qualify, you can play. I would assume this is where the game is at its biggest level, so people from all over want to compete with the best field they can.
  4. That is a pretty big gap and I'm not real sure how I would fix it. I would hate to waste a spot in my bag with a second 50*, but that may be the only solution. Either that, or try to put some different shafts in the 54 and see if you can get some added distance.
  5. This is me. I normally play a draw. And I love to play that shot. But I would pay just about any amount of money to be able to hit a fade as well. I can every now and then, but it's usually completely accidental or it cuts way too much or not nearly enough. If I ever play a course that demands a fade on most of the holes, I'll be completely screwed.
  6. Tier 1: Justin Thomas Tier 2: Tony Finau Tier 3: Kevin Kisner Tier 4: Brendan Steele Tier 5: J.B. Holmes Winning score: -14
  7. The greens at my home course have been the worst this year than they've been in a long time. There were several courses around here that had issues with their greens this year, but most of them have now recovered. They are getting a little bit better than what they used to be, but they still have some work to do. The rest of the course doesn't look too bad for what they have to work with.
  8. I barely missed the fairway and was pretty sure my ball would be sitting just in the right rough. I was a member of that course and played there several times a week, so I pretty much knew right where my ball would be sitting. He, for reasons I don't know, took off to my ball first before he went to his. When I got to mine, it was a little farther right than I hit it and was sitting square behind a tree.
  9. There was a guy I used to play with quite often that constantly cheated. He lived by the motto the fastest cart has the best lie. As soon as we all teed off, he'd haul butt to get to his ball to improve his lie. Just about every time he hit his ball and it definitely went in either the water or the woods, he would find it and have a clear shot at the green. There was one day he actually fake tripped and when he stood back up, there was his ball laying right beside where he "fell". He used to "accidentally" drop a towel on the ground and find his ball right under it. I will have to see he was pretty creative with it though. The one that really got me was when he ran up the fairway before anybody else could get up there and I saw him go near my ball. When I got to my ball, I was directly behind a tree and had no swing at all. I almost lost it that day.
  10. I haven't watched a Feherty episode in a while, but I may try to catch this one. His shows have definitely changed my perception of several tour players. We saw a side of Sergio that made me like him a lot now and a side of Bubba that made me not like him much at all. I'm already a slight fan of Poults, so we'll see if this changes anything. I like his competitive spirit, even if he does come off as a a-hole every now and then.
  11. I have thoroughly enjoyed this testing so far. I will say that I didn't really want to like these irons since I'm a Callaway homer, but these things are legit. I may have to make some bag changes when this thing is over.
  12. I have seen a video of my swing...and I immediately wanted to turn the screen off. I had no idea I made all those movements during my swing. Most of the time, though, the ball still goes about where I want it to go. After watching it on video, I knew I couldn't pay much attention to it and instead needed to focus on just getting the right contact and ball flight. As long as I get that, I'm happy.
  13. This reminds me of a tournament I played where we could only take 4 clubs. I was paired with two older guys that were playing the senior tees. It was only a 6 hole tournament and I think I was somewhere around 8-9 over on those 6 holes. The older guys, however, were even and -1. It was like they played with those 4 clubs every day. They couldn't miss. They got 1st and 2nd place easily.
  14. I would much rather play golf on the beach, however I've played a couple different courses in the mountains and they were a blast too. If I'm looking for a place to live, however, that's a different story. Give me the mountains every time.
  15. 1. Jordan Spieth 2. Paul Casey 3. Thorbjorn Oleson 4. Jason Dufner 5. Padraig Harrington Tie Breaker: -12
  16. I've grown up on bermuda and would much rather prefer that over bent. The few times I've played on bent, I've absolutely hated it. I can never get a feel for them and I usually play on them in the later part of summer and by then they look pretty rough, so that made it even harder to play
  17. I fixed that for you...although golf sandals on their own need to go away.
  18. This is something I'd love to see. And I would like it to extend past just Tiger and Phil. That's a heck of a way to start, though. I know both have been known to throw a few jabs every now and then, so having them mic'd up would make it even more entertaining.
  19. It's happened a bunch of times where somebody gets involved with a serious relationship and their game gets bad for a while. That happens to just about everybody from your normal everyday golfer to your touring pros, except for Tiger who got better the more he added. I have a feeling Smylie will bounce back after the new wears off a little. He's shown some pretty good game before and it'll probably come back after a year or two
  20. My Stage 1 is up! https://forum.mygolfspy.com/topic/24438-official-forum-member-review-cleveland-launcher-hbcbx-irons/?p=434116 Now on to the fun part
  21. First off, I would like to thank MyGolfSpy and Cleveland Golf for this opportunity to test the CBX irons. Ever since I was selected for this, I've been waiting patiently for them to get here so I can get them to the course and see how they do. I will say that as soon as I made it to the course and went to the driving range, they caught several people's eyes and I started getting questions about them almost immediately. A Little About Me So let's get started with a little about me and how I got started in this crazy game. I'm from Louisiana so we get to play almost year round, although I get cold easily so I don't really like to play when it gets below 50. I picked the game up when I was 19. I was about to start college and several friends of mine talked me into going out with them to play at the local golf course. Most of us ended up scheduling our classes around our golf. We played 3-4 days a week and had no idea what we were doing. After college, I started really trying to learn the mechanics of the swing and started playing a lot of tournaments. I took lessons from several different pros and really started fine tuning my game. I got my handicap down to about a 2 and then decided I would try to chase being a teaching professional myself. I was hired on by another course around here to manage the course and give lessons, but it didn't take me long to realize that (1) this wasn't going to pay the bills and (2) I didn't get to play anywhere near as much as I used to. I stayed there about a year and then had to go back and get a real job when the money started getting a little tight. Now I'm back to playing a couple times a week and my current handicap is somewhere around a 5-6 if I were to guess. I don't have an actual USGA handicap at the moment, but I'm about to sign back up and start keeping track of that again. My Game Here is my current setup: Driver: Callaway Epic SubZero with Aldila Rogue Max 75 stiff shaft 3 Wood: Callaway Rogue SubZero with Project X Evenflow 6.0 Stiff 75g shaft 3 Hybrid: Callaway Rogue with Aldila Synergy 60 HYB stiff shaft Irons: Callaway Apex (4-PW) with True Temper XP 95 stiff shafts Wedges: Callaway MD3 wedges (50, 54, 58) Putter: SeeMore Original FGP Balls: Bridgestone Tour B RX As you can see, I'm a slight fan of Callaway equipment. I typically play a slight draw, but sometime that can get out of hand and turn into a 30-yard hook. So my normal miss is to the left with my irons. As far as distances go, my PW maxes at 150, I'll play 7-iron anywhere from 175-185 and 4-iron anywhere from 210-220 with the rest of them mixed in somewhere. I will say that I didn't start hitting my irons that far until I go those Apex irons. Before that, my 7-iron maxed out at 165-170. When I tested my current set of irons, I loved the way the feel off the face and I also loved the extra distance I got out of them. I have kind of a mid-level ball flight, but also play a choke down shot that I play a lot lower. My wedge game is probably my strongest aspect while my weakest is probably my driver, but if it's on, it'll be a really good day. CBX Launcher On first sight, I really liked the way these irons looked. I did notice the top line wasn't quite as thin as I would like it and they also felt a little heavy, but I wasn't sure about that until I compared them with my current set and there was noticeably more weight with the Clevelands. Other than those two things, I really liked them. I have been really intrigued by the technology that comes on these irons and really want to see if they do what Cleveland says they'll do. The 4 key aspects of these irons are the Tour Zip grooves, cup-face technology, v-sole technology, and the feel-balance technology. These are supposed to give more forgiveness as well as add distance and spin. I'll be honest and say that I've never really given Cleveland much thought when it came to picking out a set of irons. I've used their wedges before, but that's about it. I've hit a set of their old irons (don't remember which ones) but I was already set on Callaway so they didn't get a fair chance. I got these set up with the same shafts I have in my current Callaway irons. I've been fitted for my last two iron sets and was told to get standard everything and these were no different, so they are standard length/lie. I wanted to test the CBX irons as opposed to the HB irons simply because that's the line that was similar to what I've always played. Callaway Apex Comparison As I said earlier, I'm a huge Callaway fan and also absolutely love the irons I'm hitting now, so it's going to be challenging for these to out-perform my current set, but I'm going to give them a fair shot. When I first put them side by side with my Callaway irons, the first thing I noticed was the larger top line I mentioned earlier. It's definitely not a positive in my opinion, but it also will not turn me away from them either. The one thing I really hope to get out of these is a little more consistency than what I have now. When I compared the lofts to what I currently have, the Cleveland irons are actually one degree stronger than my current set, so I don't expect to lose any distance, but may gain a little. I'm really not looking to add more distance, but if it does, that will be fine. Overall, the only way they replace my current set is if they give me the same outcome as my Callaway irons with a little more consistency and accuracy. If they can do that, I'll gladly take the Callaways out of the bag.
  22. If it's the same course every time you play, make a note of the holes you struggle with and work specifically on the kind of shots that hole requires. Also, try to play the course a few extra times. Usually before any tournament I play, I try to get on that course 2-3 times right before the tournament if possibly, just to get pretty familiar with the layout. Another thing is to focus on relaxing. That used to be a huge problem for me. Once I got to the point where I wasn't wound up so tight, I actually started playing really well in several tournaments.
  23. Played in a two man scramble Saturday morning. Didn't play my best, but it was enough to pull out second place. For some reason lately, I seem to be losing my driver off to the right which is causing me to not have very many good shots into the greens. I've got another tournament this afternoon, so hopefully I can find it before that one starts.
  24. Peanut05

    2018 US OPEN

    I caught most of his round this morning and he didn't miss many shots. I think he is getting into one of his zones and if that's the case, he'll run away with it this weekend.
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