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  1. Slap

    What are you listening to?

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    Combo sets

    This is a fun topic and something I'm about to jump into and tryout. I just replaced my 60 and 56 with new ping glide 2.0 wedges. I dropped the 60 because I'm not confident in hitting soft shot around the greens and the grind bounce was too low for my skills. So I went with the 56/SS and 52/SS. So far these are working out great and the 52 goes as far as my set U wedge. But as RevKev points out going from the glide to the G wedge just looks odd. I want to replace the W with the gilde 46/SS. I just picked up used Ping i200's in the 9 and 8 to help with the blend to GI longer irons. 7,6,5 are still the G's. All the shafts will be a bit different from glide to i200 to the G's but the flexes should match up pretty similar. I was fitted for the glides but I need to compare the flights of my G irons W, 9, and 8 to my new to me glide and i200 replacements. Any thing I should watch out for while I try this set out? A range day is in order when the i200s arrive.
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    South Central: NM, OK, AR, TX, LA, MS

    Hi all! I have never formally post in this intro threads so here it goes: How long have you been playing golf? My dad is a big influence on my life for better or worse. He took me out maybe around ages 10-12 a hand full of times. I have natural talent and coordination for sports and it showed with golf. He wanted me to play in high school but I chose otherwise. My other sport of choice was basketball and when my ACL and meniscus gave out for good in the spring of 2016 I started playing golf every weekend starting around the first weekend in July 2017. Haven't stopped since. What’s your handicap or normal score? 24 is my index and I shoot between 90-100 nowadays. What do you love about golf? The challenge. I think I can become a scratch player but who doesn't. Its been 20 months since I started and its just now that I think I'm starting to understand how to play the game. I'm breaking 90 this summer. I also like being outside and walking for a few hours. Sometimes it doesn't even feel like you are in a city while playing. I love the new viewing perspectives golf courses give you of a place I've lived in for awhile now. What brings you to MyGolfSpy? I googled "best driver" and the rest is history. Being a chemical data analyst, I appreciate real data. The quest for knowing the truth about golf clubs was why I googled what I did. I had no idea what MGS was all about. Then after reading the Most wanted Hybrid testing of 2017, I bought the Cobra F7 3-4. And guess what? I bought off the rack, and its my favorite club and the best one i hit. SOLD! Reading Tony and listening to Adam is what keeps me coming back. Do you already know any other Spies? No but that should change. DM me and lets play! Instagram is @silverhillbean Hit me up. Where are you from? I live in Albuquerque, New Mexico What is your home course? I have a city PM pass so any muni here really, but I play the one closest to my place which is Los Altos. What are the best and worst things about golf in your region? I'm too new at it to say but the Sunday starter at Arroyo del Oso pisses me off. He jams the box and rounds can be over five hours on Sundays. This is the toughest and best city course but when this joker loads the tee box at noon I hate the place. The best has to be the weather, mostly sunny year round. Maybe like 4 weekends a year are unplayable. Oh and the rates are cheap here. With a PM pass which is $325 annually, weekend walking is $12.50 and weekday walking is $10 after 12PM. The best courses here are only $100 a round. The UNM south course is the best I think and they always have off season and in season deals. Even if you don't mind the full rate its only like $50 to play a real course. The Nike tour stopped here a few times in the 90's. Regional US open qualifying is at UNM south as well. What do you do for a living? I'm a technical director at a environmental analysis lab. How’d you pick your user name? My dad gave me many nicknames growing up, some I can't say in public. He called me Slap alot around the age he took me golfing. I think I reminded him of Slap Maxwell. I just goolged him for the first time just now. I should watch more and see what he's talking about.
  4. Interesting discussion on but sides, but amen to this statement above. There’s a difference between poor and cheap. Cheap people are selfish assholes.
  5. A $5 ping hoofer. This one was unique in that the material was grey herringbone and the Ping man was cut out. $20 for a set of Karsten 1’s. Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  6. I got the Puma Grip Fusions when they went on sale. Because the Ping bags were all top bags I bought the DLX. And same with the drivers. I asked to only get fit for Ping drivers and the LST was the best. All good choices. Last year it was the F7 hybrid and Ping Gs. I went to see if I could upgrade on the irons the other day and the fitter and I agreed what I had was good enough. I slowly bought 5-U last winter and they are working out great. Thanks for the good work MGS. I tired the true fit by the way and I hit the LST better then the recommended SFT from true fit. Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
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    Spy Pic: G410 Iron

    I bet these play nice, but I'll stick with the G's for now. I played with someone this weekend who was gaming the G20 irons and they look really really similar to the G410's. The G20s are just missing the ferrule really. The whole G410 line doesn't look too good to me.
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    Golf practice net - 55.99 (Amazon)

    Thanks for the heads up but that code is no longer valid. Is it still worth it at $80?
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    Ping's new adjustable length putter

    This just seems like smart business. It cuts down on parts and as a buyer I get my putter now if I fit into a black dot. Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  10. Hey Guys! I want to give an update to my journey in this project. I stopped doing the workouts around Thanksgiving because I developed a huge slice from doing these protocols. I don’t think it’s the DIY sticks them self, more that being such a new golfer I can’t control the face very well. On top of that my swing speed went down about 7mph. I just don’t think I put enough concentration into making actual golf swings while working out. Particularly I think my transition is too fast and rushed compared to how I was swing before. I saw that the speedsuper guy posting in the official review mentioned that people who experienced what I’m experiencing need to do some drills to help to control the face a bit better. Anyone know of good drills for this? So I think my sequencing is just off and I need to work at it some more. Any advice will help.
  11. The real feel mats are legit. I definitely know when I duff/chunk/fat a shot. I just got the combo mats for $170. These are split pieces but at least it’s not $400. The net return looks like a good product but is pricey. For now I’ll hit into some old spare full mattresses that I have though. But really indoor hitting requires a skytrak at least. You could also use alignment sticks to guide though. One at your feet and the other one on the target line a couple feet in front of ball. Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  12. Good call on buying a radar. There’s a swing speed radar for $43 on eBay right now. Coming from China though so there’s a long wait time and maybe a risk but I just got one. Hopefully I’m only waiting a month Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  13. I just started week 3 yesterday. I’m putting in the work every other day including weekends. About a month ago I checked my baseline swing speed and it averaged 99 out of four good swings. Today the kind folks at Golf Mart let me hit some balls and my average out of the five fastest swings was still 99. Out of those five my biggest miss was -60. My best offline number came from my fastest swing at -6. Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  14. Thanks for the PDF! I printed them out but I’ll be sure to save this. I started training this Monday and I plan on doing this every other day and not skip the weekend. So I’ll get more training in that way. I’m gonna go ahead and update my results here unless anyone thinks I should start a new thread. Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy