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  1. 1. Evan, Herndon, VA 2. Occasional indoor putting mat at Golftec 3. No experience with putting mats 4. I would prefer a Medium speed mat
  2. Has anybody heard of and/or tried out Sqairz shoes? They are marketed as a "better" golf shoe, and on their website, they do seem to have made some innovations. I would love to see them be a part of MGS "Best Spiked Shoe 2020". Duffer E
  3. Evan Herndon, VA I currently use my Android phone and SwingU for GPS (but it kills my phone pretty fast -- I need to upgrade my phone!) I have been researching rangefinders, and, thanks to the timely MGS Most Wanted Rangefinders of 2019 article, I had narrowed down my choices to the Nikon CoolShot Pro Stabilized, the Garmin Z80, the Bushnell Hybrid and the Precision Pro NX9 (The Nikon is the frontrunner) . I was just trying to find a reason to pull the trigger on the purchase. One of the things holding me back is that I am still relatively new to the game (21 Handicap), and I'm not sure that a rangefinder is going to improve my score much. However, several people I golf with say that the simple knowledge of your distance to the target is a huge boost in confidence. One of my playing partners even has an older model Nikon (the CoolShot 20) and I was paired with her, and she used it to give me distances. That day, I shot my best round ever -- 92 (legitimate, no gimmes, no mulligans). So I am now sold on getting a rangefinder. I am therefore extremely hopeful to be picked for this particular honor.
  4. Evan Virginia 26 (I have only been playing for 2 years, and only occasionally) I have never used a trainer before, but I could probably use one!
  5. First Name/City, State: Evan - Herndon, VA Handicap/SS: 25 / 94 Current hybrid model Played: TaylorMade M4 4&5 Hybrid What loft you think you would choose and why: 3 (19*) -- I don't have anything longer in my bag then my 4 Hybrid, and this would fill the gap perfectly.
  6. So, the next logical step, IMHO, is to test the difference between brand new balls of one model (i.e. Titleist ProV1), and refurbished balls of the same model (and don't forget to test the different rated refurbished balls, i.e. 5A, 4A, 3A, etc). Especially if you look at the sidebar in the MW Ball page about pond balls -- I've seen videos where the people who own/run used ball companies get a good portion of their balls from dredging ponds!
  7. 1. Evan, VA 2. Rain jacket: No-name windbreaker -- No rain pants 3. My birthday round last year -- early June, storm came through, temp dropped 20 degrees in 2 hours, went from 68 deg down to 45. The temp drop caught us unprepared and we had to take a rain check on the back nine. The cold and wet made it VERY hard to hold the clubs properly.
  8. I would have to go with the Big Shot Tuned Golf. I gotta look good on the links!
  9. Tier 1: Rickie Fowler Tier 2: Tony Finau Tier 3: Kevin Kisner Tier 4: Kevin Na Tier 5: Billy Horschel Winning Score: -14
  10. Tier 1: Rickie Fowler Tier 2: Adam Scott Tier 3: Xander Schauffele Tier 4: Danny Willett Tier 5: Luke List Winning Score: -11
  11. This is a great, timely contest for me. I've recently done a fitting (to upgrade from an absolute beginner's set-in-the-box), I got a new bag (to go with my clubs), now I need to upgrade my tech (all in a quest to become a better golfer). Evan, Virginia (Northern) I currently use the Swing x Swing app for distances.
  12. Tier 1: Dustin Johnson Tier 2: Adam Scott Tier 3: Daniel Berger Tier 4: Si Woo Kim Tier 5: Andrew Johnston Winning Score: -11
  13. I actually have a question regarding bags. I am looking at a new bag for my new clubs, and I've narrowed down the field to 14-way stand bags (I like to walk sometimes -- get more exercise). Looking at the bags, several look very similar in shape (i.e. the main pocket shape, the ball pocket shape, etc.). Some of the bags that look similar are from major brand names (i.e. Callaway, Ping, TM, Titleist, etc.), and others are from...well, not major brand names (HTZ, Frogger, etc). Even though the bags look similar, are there differences? Construction or material quality, perhaps/? Is the golf bag world like the refrigerator world? I found out years ago that virtually all freezers (of the over or under variety) made for fridges are manufactured by Amana. All that happens is that whichever company puts their badging/stickers on it before assembly. Are there only a few golf bag manufacturers out there, and only a few basic form factors for bags? That's what I would like to know. Duffer E
  14. Evan / Virginia TopFlite XL+ PW (45) Cleveland RTX-2 Black Satin Blade Wedge (56) Short game strengths/weaknesses: I am a beginner, so I have a fairly weak short game all around. But I am getting better all the time! Current handicap: 26
  15. Another RockBottomGolf contest. I get extra entries for using the link below: http://woobox.com/h4t5x5/k7otn1
  16. Evan (relatively new player) Herndon, VA TopFlite XL stock driver 95-100 (105 top, but no control AT ALL) swingspeed 220-ish carry 26 handicap I tested the stock ® Flex Launcher Driver at my local golf shop a few months ago, and I was (relatively speaking) bombing drives (240 carry) with a max off-center dispersion of 15 yards (about 10 swings). I would love to get my hands on this driver for good.
  17. Of course, I get extra entries if you use this link. http://woobox.com/s7csdu/k65so2 Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
  18. Tier 1: Justin Thomas Tier 2: Matt Kuchar Tier 3: Rafa Cabrera Bello Tier 4: Bryson DeChambeau Tier 5: Bernhard Langer Winning Score: -13 Low AM: +7
  19. Cheers all! I am a new golfer (~ 2 years of non-serious golfing) so I have no real handicap (if you twist my arm, I'll say I'm around +28-38). I still game a Top-Flite beginner's box set, but I've started branching out a little for various reasons. I have added a Mizuno JPX 800 5i (I have a mental issue hitting hybrids, and found myself often in 5i/5h range), a Cleveland 56 Satin Black wedge (broke the Top Flite on the driving range -- not from a bad hit!!!) and TM spyder (red, no sightline) putter. I plan on getting fitted for some GI gear next year, so until then, I will just drool over all the different sets out there and wonder which is the best for me. Meanwhile, my question(s) revolve around the putter. Specifically, I went in to try a few different ones, and came away with the TM just edging out an Evnroll ER2. I came away from that shopping experience knowing that I have a *slight* arc to my putt. I still intend to get truly fitted for a putter when I do the fitting next year. However, I am a little confused/anxious about it, simply because, while there is (IMHO) way too much diversity in putters out there, I'm trying to sift through/learn all the putter ling. I'm wondering: a - Why do certain putters only come face-balanced, or counterbalanced, or have varying degrees of toe hang? Why does a company decide to build a specific putter with 30 degrees vs 28 vs 38, etc.? b - Say (for example) I really like the look and feel of an Evnroll ER8 putter and love the groove tech, but it's specs do not suit my putting style (i.e. I need a putter with 30-40 degrees of toe hang, but the ER8 only comes with 28 degrees of toe hang). Is it possible to customize it so that I get my ideal toe hang? c - Why do some putter specs list toe hang in degrees, while others list it as 1/4, 1/2, 3/4, full, and what do those ratings equate to in degrees? d - How do the different necks affect a putter? e - How does the shafting (i.e. center-shafted or otherwise) affect a putter? My head is spinning more than my golf ball off the tee... Duffer E
  20. Evan Washington DC No official HC (usually shoot around 100-110 -- I'm a new golfer!) Bag: Driver (10.5): HB Launcher 3 Wood: HB Launcher 3 Hybrid: HB Launcher 4 - PW: CBX Irons Wedges: RTX-3 CB or CBX wedges 56 60 Putter: TFI 2135 SATIN - 8.0 CB PUTTER, O/S GRIP Ball: Srixon Q-STAR Golf Ball Actually starting to shop for my first "real set" of clubs. Excited to win this!!!
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