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    GC70 got a reaction from Rickp in What do you do for a living?   
    Wow!! Thats crazy! My son is a power lines man I thought he was crazy. 
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    GC70 reacted to robertson153 in What do you do for a living?   
    I love the feeling I get when I’m climbing a water tower. It’s like 1/2 scared 1/2 excited.
    There is a “spotter” you can see, to call the corner if something happens I guess 🤷‍♂️


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    GC70 reacted to tony@CIC in Pics from the course   
    Northwest Ohio - if you don't like the weather just wait. This past weekend the wind blew 35-40 mph with a good dose of rain. Today? Mid 60's and no wind. What a spectacular day on the course (weather but not my game). Looks like we'll have another day of this before it cools off and starts raining again.
     
     


     
     
     
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    GC70 reacted to Golfspy_CG2 in Par at 6300 vs 6700   
    As a good friend told me a while back after a good round on a shorter than usual course. "You still have to hit golf shots, and still have to make the putts...Nice round!!" 
     
     
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    GC70 reacted to PMookie in Pics from the course   
    I took a BUNCH of pictures today at Sandpiper, just outside Santa Barbara, CA. I met-up with THEZIPR23, Ryan. What a great course right on the Pacific Ocean!



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    GC70 reacted to DaveP043 in Par at 6300 vs 6700   
    Instead of looking at par, look at Course Rating, or look at your differentials.  Of course shooting par from 400 yards shorter isn't the same, but its not cheating.   You probably have to shoot 68 or 69 from 6300 to have the same differential as 72 from 6700 yards.
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    GC70 got a reaction from PMookie in Koepka vs McIlroy   
    Did you guys see this?
     

     
     
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    GC70 reacted to ole gray in Pet Pictures   
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    GC70 reacted to revkev in Pics from the course   
    This little guy was fiercely guarding the 17th fairway. Didn’t stop me from splitting it and having a great look at birdie. :)


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    GC70 reacted to GolfSpy MPR in What Have You Bought Lately? (CHA - Club Ho's Anonymous)   
    Been keeping on eye out for a hybrid to replace my XR Pro with something that might be a bit more friendly on less perfect strikes (keeping with my theme, since testing the G700s, of swapping clubs into my bag that makes golf easier).
    Happened to get on the classifieds of the other forum in time to snag a 19° Rogue hybrid with an Atmos Tour Spec shaft. Best part: the guy was selling it for $50. I think I made out pretty good here.


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    GC70 reacted to Gurra in What Have You Bought Lately? (CHA - Club Ho's Anonymous)   
    Picked up a new shaft for my driver, ever since I bought a 3w I´ve felt that my driver shaft have been on the heavy side. Went to the local golf store and tried a few different drivers with different shafts/weights but felt that they were a bit to pricey and better to just get a new driver instead. But then I came across this beauty on Sweden's counterpart to Ebay for a steal. It is a Atmos tour spec 6s and so far it´s great. 

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    GC70 reacted to robertana.c.3 in Weather in your neck of the woods?   
    Mid 60’s this weekend. Great golf weather!


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    GC70 got a reaction from Kenny B in Weather in your neck of the woods?   
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    GC70 reacted to Just another lefty in Left dash -Pro V1x (Review)   
    Thanks for the feedback. I played the AVX a lot last year and tested out the new ProV1x's this year so I'll definitely be giving the left dash balls a try as well.
     
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    GC70 got a reaction from tony@CIC in What do you do for a living?   
    I’ve been out of a job for the last month. Previous job 12 years with a beer distribution company


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    GC70 got a reaction from Just another lefty in Left dash -Pro V1x (Review)   
    I have no data to backup the spin of any of the balls I test but the -V1x spins off the driver less for me I’m guessing because it was not as long as the AVX for me. It flew higher than the AVX and lower than the normal V1x. There was two holes were I thought I absolutely nutted it and was a good 10 yards shorter.
    I actually did use two -V1x’s because I aimed to far right and it never came back.

    I hope this makes some sense. If not I’ll try explaining it better.


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    GC70 reacted to Just another lefty in Left dash -Pro V1x (Review)   
    First, thank you for taking the time to write this up. I've been very curious to read some player reviews so I really appreciate this.
    In the blog they write:
    " (Mahoney says Left Dash isn’t quite as low spin as AVX, but it’s close). " but you said
    So I'm wondering how big of a difference in spin you noticed for the driver between the AVX and the -ProV1x. It seems like your saying it has even less spin than the AVX. Also, since there can be some variation in balls, did you try driving several different -ProV1x or did you use the same one throughout?
    Also, did you find the launch to be high like the regular ProV1x.
    Thanks again
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    GC70 got a reaction from PMookie in Left dash -Pro V1x (Review)   
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    So, I got these in the mail today and headed to the course before the rain. The first thing I noticed was the color and tackiness (grippy) or should I say lack of. Do you know what I mean when you rub two golf balls together they like grip each other. These do not. The white was different than the other balls in the test almost cheap looking. (n)
     
    I tested the left Dash against the Pro V1, Pro V1x, and the AVX.:popcorn: The weather was 61* and really windy. My home course is a link style, started drizzling on #8 and lasted the rest of the round. I hit all 4 balls on every shot. I took the longest drive and played all 4 from there. I putted all four on every green and chipped from at least 2 different spots at every green.
    My gamer for years have been the Pro V1x. The last 5 rounds I switched to the V1 and my last 5 rounds were in the 70's.
     
    Driver:
     
    V1 - Longest
    AVX - Straightest
     
    V1x - Really loud off the driver. it might not have enough spin for me to keep it in the air. All the tee shots I thought I just creamed it and it was never the longest on any hole I used driver.
    V1x - It was the shortest of the bunch and missed the most fairways to the left.
    Irons and Hybrid:
     
    All the balls performed really well. The V1x missed my target the most. All balls that hit the green never really ran out more than 5 feet. Again the -V1x was loud.
     
    Chipping:
     
    The V1x checked the most and the -V1x released the most, but nothing major.
     
    Putting:
     
    I had no problems putting with any of the 4 balls.
     
    The -V1x is a great ball in it's own, but its not for me. It's to loud and hard feeling off the driver. It just doesn't work for me off the driver. I need all the distance I can get off the tee box. I can not afford to give up 10 to 20 yards.
     
    So for now I'll be sticking with the V1.
     
     
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    GC70 got a reaction from Just another lefty in Left dash -Pro V1x (Review)   
    IMG_0051.HEIC
     
    So, I got these in the mail today and headed to the course before the rain. The first thing I noticed was the color and tackiness (grippy) or should I say lack of. Do you know what I mean when you rub two golf balls together they like grip each other. These do not. The white was different than the other balls in the test almost cheap looking. (n)
     
    I tested the left Dash against the Pro V1, Pro V1x, and the AVX.:popcorn: The weather was 61* and really windy. My home course is a link style, started drizzling on #8 and lasted the rest of the round. I hit all 4 balls on every shot. I took the longest drive and played all 4 from there. I putted all four on every green and chipped from at least 2 different spots at every green.
    My gamer for years have been the Pro V1x. The last 5 rounds I switched to the V1 and my last 5 rounds were in the 70's.
     
    Driver:
     
    V1 - Longest
    AVX - Straightest
     
    V1x - Really loud off the driver. it might not have enough spin for me to keep it in the air. All the tee shots I thought I just creamed it and it was never the longest on any hole I used driver.
    V1x - It was the shortest of the bunch and missed the most fairways to the left.
    Irons and Hybrid:
     
    All the balls performed really well. The V1x missed my target the most. All balls that hit the green never really ran out more than 5 feet. Again the -V1x was loud.
     
    Chipping:
     
    The V1x checked the most and the -V1x released the most, but nothing major.
     
    Putting:
     
    I had no problems putting with any of the 4 balls.
     
    The -V1x is a great ball in it's own, but its not for me. It's to loud and hard feeling off the driver. It just doesn't work for me off the driver. I need all the distance I can get off the tee box. I can not afford to give up 10 to 20 yards.
     
    So for now I'll be sticking with the V1.
     
     
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    GC70 got a reaction from Shankster in Left dash -Pro V1x (Review)   
    IMG_0051.HEIC
     
    So, I got these in the mail today and headed to the course before the rain. The first thing I noticed was the color and tackiness (grippy) or should I say lack of. Do you know what I mean when you rub two golf balls together they like grip each other. These do not. The white was different than the other balls in the test almost cheap looking. (n)
     
    I tested the left Dash against the Pro V1, Pro V1x, and the AVX.:popcorn: The weather was 61* and really windy. My home course is a link style, started drizzling on #8 and lasted the rest of the round. I hit all 4 balls on every shot. I took the longest drive and played all 4 from there. I putted all four on every green and chipped from at least 2 different spots at every green.
    My gamer for years have been the Pro V1x. The last 5 rounds I switched to the V1 and my last 5 rounds were in the 70's.
     
    Driver:
     
    V1 - Longest
    AVX - Straightest
     
    V1x - Really loud off the driver. it might not have enough spin for me to keep it in the air. All the tee shots I thought I just creamed it and it was never the longest on any hole I used driver.
    V1x - It was the shortest of the bunch and missed the most fairways to the left.
    Irons and Hybrid:
     
    All the balls performed really well. The V1x missed my target the most. All balls that hit the green never really ran out more than 5 feet. Again the -V1x was loud.
     
    Chipping:
     
    The V1x checked the most and the -V1x released the most, but nothing major.
     
    Putting:
     
    I had no problems putting with any of the 4 balls.
     
    The -V1x is a great ball in it's own, but its not for me. It's to loud and hard feeling off the driver. It just doesn't work for me off the driver. I need all the distance I can get off the tee box. I can not afford to give up 10 to 20 yards.
     
    So for now I'll be sticking with the V1.
     
     
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    GC70 reacted to Rickp in Weather in your neck of the woods?   
    That’s cold!


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    GC70 reacted to titzercm in No Putts Given 19: Wet Wedge Results   
    Just finished the No Putts Given 19 Podcast and have been intrigued about the wet conditions data since I first saw the Tour Experience Golf review of the Ping Glide 3.0 wedges here.   While I'm eager to see the complete results of the test in all it's tableau glory, it raises another important question.    If Ping wedges had a performance advantage with their hydrophobic coating, could you expect the same advantage in the rest of their irons?    (My thought is the Ping i210 has a hydropearl finish, correct?) 
    During the heart of the golf season, a majority of my rounds are in the morning in heavy dew.    That moisture usually dissipates somewhere on the back 9 when the temps start climbing (and so does the 'Gold Bond index!  LOL!).   My point being a large percentage of my 'in season' golf is played with moisture effecting shots that are not from the tee or the green.   The next logical progression of this test has to be with a 7 iron, right? 
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    GC70 reacted to Mr. 82 in Pics from the course   
    More from Reems Creek. Just a perfect 72 degree October afternoon here in Western North Carolina.



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    GC70 reacted to StrokerAce in Fitting nirvana - TrueSpec golf   
    FITTING NIRVANA


    The other day I participated in my first full-bag fitting.
    TrueSpec golf offered an opportunity that doesn't come around too often - a free (450.00 value!) full bag fitting at the Boston location.
    I was very much looking forward to this as I had never done a full bag before.
    3 years ago I had an iron fitting that wasn't very good.
    5 years ago I had a driver fitting that was o-kay.
    2 years ago I had a putter fitting that was a disappointment.
    I've heard a lot of great things about TrueSpec, especially reading about @jlukes experience, and I couldn't wait to see what it was all about.
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    On behalf of everyone at True Spec Golf, thank you for considering us for your golf equipment needs. We are looking forward to showing you what a custom club fitting can do for your game. We have you scheduled for:
    COMPLIMENTARY FITTING
    October 9, 2019 03:30 PM
    at
    Boston
    Your appointment should last 240 minutes.
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    WHAT !?!??!  240 minutes.... as in 4 hours ?!?!  Wooo-boy.
    I was glad that I was the last appointment of the day.
    Upon arrival I saw that the location was in an industrial area and located in a warehouse looking building.
    This made me a little skeptical. 
    But... I had an open mind and was optimistic.

    Waiting for me outside of the building was Nick and he saw me with my bag and greeted me pleasantly.
    Right away I let him know that I worked as a forum admin for MyGolfSpy and asked if he'd heard of the site; - "Oh yeah, they did that big ball test this year, right?"  Funny...that really REALLY had an impact on the industry.
    I let him know about how the site is independent and lets the data speak for itself, how we do a lot of equipment testing and that I'm also there to get some information to share with the forum members so I'll be taking some photos.
    I was pleasantly surprised to see that it was just him and I and the space was open, warm, welcoming and large..
    I'll let the pics speak for themselves... giant hitting bay, shafts and heads galore... every machine you can imagine.  Top notch.

    He asked me the particulars that you typically are asked when getting a fitting (what am I looking for, what do I currently play, etc.)
    He then took my 6 iron and measured everything (loft/lie/length) while I warmed up with an 8.
    A very nice touch: he asked what ball I typically play (BS RX) and we used THAT ball for everything.
    (Note - they use a GCQuad/Foresight which works very well)
    Shafts galore



    He described how they do all of their fittings using a 6 iron because that's the club that most people lose confidence in for some reason.  7 iron is fine but the 6 seems to scare folks.  Personally, I am fine hitting my 6 but I liked to hear how they want to get folks comfortable and confident hitting a club they typically aren't confident in.

    Devices aplenty....(he used the tall black metal machine to bend my wedge and the other stuff was used to measure weight, length and flex)



     

    For a full bag they typically start with irons, move on to driver, then woods/hybrids, wedges, putter.
    I had a unique situation because I had a set of specific irons I wanted to get fit for and he was more than happy to help with that.
    I hit my 6 to set a baseline and then we compared my 6 to the set I wanted, tried a couple different shafts (I asked him to stick to the stock choices for ordering purposes) and found one that I really liked and performed well for me.

    We then went to the driver and I won my driver during a member-guest tournament earlier this year and I wasn't properly fit into it so I asked if he could help me with the settings.
    I took some swings, he looked at the numbers, made a couple of adjustments and my total distance before the change became my carry distance afterwards!  Basically I added about 20 yards to my drive with some minor adjustments.... #fittingmatters
    My kind of drawers!

     


    After we got 'my' driver dialed in I let him know I wasn't "married" to it and if there was anything else he had that might be better I'm all for it.
    I tried a number of different head and shaft combinations that came close but nothing that could knock it outta the bag.  He did suggest that I trim an inch off because it is 45.5 inches long! Even tour pros don't play drivers that long.
    We carried on with 3w and my hybrid and same thing... both were as good as anything else.  I recently began to get a bit of a hook with my hybrid and he helped me adjust the settings so that it is more fade biased and I gained about 15 yards as well. 🙂
    I asked about my wedge makeup (50/54/58) and he liked it and especially liked the grind for the area/courses I play (New England).
    I told him that something about the 50 felt 'off' and he measured it and noticed it was 2 degrees flat.  Well then! 
    He quickly put it on the machine, bent it so that it was standard and boom.... I got the extra yards I was missing.
    He helped to make sure that the gapping in my set was good (of course since I didn't have my irons he could only estimate) and we moved on to the putter.


    This was in another section of the fitting area and used GCQuad.  I had a previous putter fitting using Samlab and there wasn't much difference between the two of them.

    Mix and match shafts, grips and putter heads.... very cool.




    I recently purchased the putter and had only had it out for one round.  I hit a series of 9 foot putts while he watched behind and the putts were going in and the numbers looked okay but he noticed that the toe was a bit high.  
    He bent the putter a bit, I tried again and voila.... the numbers were spot on.

    Giving the putter a little makeover...

    THIS MADE ME VERY HAPPY.... this is where I lose the majority of my strokes and this was my 4th putter this year.  Having a properly fit putter is such a great feeling!
    It was now about 7:30 and the time just seemed to fly by.
    We're both kind of 'gear heads' so it was easy to pass the time; Nick KNOWS clubs and we had some great conversation.
    He was easy going, friendly and helpful.
    All in all it was the best fitting experience I have ever had.  The place itself is first class.  Clean, organized, professional...everything you could want from a fitting.
    To top it all off Nick sent me all of my results in multiple pdf documents within 30 minutes after my session and even offered to send me the entire dataset.  I was able to ask him a question the next day via email and he responded quickly.  There was no pressure to sell me anything and I could tell he truly only cared that I have the best performing clubs in my bag - no matter whether they were new or old.
    I highly recommend TrueSpec; I've been to Club Champion and some other local "Golf Digest top 100" fitters and they pale in comparison.
    The one thing I would caution you on - for a full bag you will hit a lot of balls and you'll probably feel it the next day; I didn't feel it at the time but when I woke up the next day I did.
    Don't get me wrong, the full bag is awesome, and it's great to do it all at once and totally worth it but they do offer other individual fittings.
    TLDR;
    TrueSpec is wicked awesome.
    You should definitely do it.



    Just for fun.... my results:
    Irons (6 iron):

    Driver:


    Woods:


    Putter:



     
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