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BenjaminButtonz

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  1. BenjaminButtonz

    What have you bought lately? (CHA - Club Ho's Anonymous)

    Just scored a Callaway Rogue 8 iron Brand New still in the plastic for $33. Standard length/lie with stock steel shaft. Can’t wait to test it out come Spring and compare it to my Ol’ Faithfuls. (A set of Acer XK Irons from 2006-2007) Should be interesting to see how much performance can be gained with modern day irons. I know theoretically they will probably perform better, but the question is will there be enough improvement to justify buying new irons soon. (With the understanding hitting just the rogue iron isn’t a large test pool to compare modern irons to my high-school-sweethearts. ) Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
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    Grips... get a grip

    I never did try extra layers of tape, but would be anxious to try this year at the range. The biggest indicator for me was purchasing a used set of Ping Glide wedges last year. All 3 were a set someone had ordered together and put MCC Plus 4 Midsize grips on them. Immediately they felt great in my hands, and as soon as I got them home and started chipping in the back yard, it felt like the clubs were swinging themselves. Afterwards picking up my trusty-rusty Cleveland 588 with a standard sized grip, it just didn’t feel as comfortable in my hands. This is what sparked the entire interest of new grips for me. I wanted to re-grip my irons next, but held off to see if I wind up purchasing new ones this year. Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  3. BenjaminButtonz

    Grips... get a grip

    One thing I’ve learned about grips, is that it mostly boils down to your own personal feel and how well you hit the shots with each grip. I went down a deep rabbit whole of researching grips last season. When I read too much Into the “do’s and dont’s” it made the decision that much harder. I was reading smaller grips cause a hook, bigger grips cause a slice. I read articles stating the opposite as well. The best thing I did, was quit researching, buy one of each grip your gut wants to try, and test them out. I assure you eventually one will feel better than the other. Information - Overload can cause you to become biased during that testing process. Keep an open mind, and pick what feels best for your game. Best of Luck! Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  4. BenjaminButtonz

    Matte or glossy

    Matte. Less distractions = Easier to focus on the shot & Better outcome for myself. Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  5. BenjaminButtonz

    Your Top Training Aids

    Putt-Out, a chipping net, several driveway markers (basically an alignment stick), and a 5 gallon bucket of golf balls. Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy Also would like to add in my Balance board Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  6. BenjaminButtonz

    100 push ups a day

    Count me in Brotha Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  7. BenjaminButtonz

    In search of a Fairway

    Best of luck on tour hunt! Will be following the thread to see what you wind up with. Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  8. BenjaminButtonz

    TESTERS ANNOUNCED: Odyssey EXO Putters

    I wanted to try this putter so bad but it was only a rumor when I got fit for my O-works. With the white hot face in the EXO, I feel that’s what O-Works is missing mostly. You get feel, but man is she hot if you mishit it in the right spots Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  9. BenjaminButtonz

    TESTERS ANNOUNCED: Odyssey EXO Putters

    Ben/Minnesota Odyssey O-Works 7S @ 35” 1-up Choice of EXO model would be the 7S in the same specs as my current putter. Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  10. - Ben - Minnesota - Callaway Fusion 10.5 driver head (with 5 gram weight, not the 12) with standard loft settings. This head is paired with a Fujikura Speeder 665 Evolution II shaft with a stiff flex. - I was indeed fitted for this driver, but still leaves plenty on the table to be desired. Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  11. I've been wanting too upgrade my irons all Summer, but haven't quite found what I'm looking for yet. Im on the fence between upgrading my irons. Do I take advantage of last seasons irons being marked down quite a bit at this point (2016-2017 clubs), or would I benefit more from waiting until the start of next season when this years models (2018) will be marked down in similar fashion. I have no problem purchasing older clubs or past generations that are sill new. I'm not entering tournaments every weekend so there's no reason too always have the “newest tech”. With that being said, I personally feel like this was a year where iron innovation and advancement was impressive across the board. Which makes me wonder if the performance gains/advancements/etc in 2018 were significant enough for me to hold off on new irons until Next season when they're much cheaper and I have a full summer to utilize them. If the gains were minimal between a 2016-2017 club compared to a 2018, Rhere wouldn't be as much reason to wait till 2019 to upgrade my irons . This question may confuse many, in which I apologize. Hopefully someone out there can shed some light on this mental battle for me. Any positive insight on this topic would be appreciated! Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  12. That’s how you KNOW it’s worth signing up for! Free to enter also. https://woobox.com/ypkviy/kmu7ok Good Luck everyone! Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  13. - Ben - MN, USA - No official Handicap as of yet, been working hard this Summer to get enough golf in at the same course to establish one. But I shoot between 80-90 shaving strokes off every round. - Acer XK High Trajectory irons with TT Dynamic Gold shafts. - Ping i210 irons would be my choice. Most of my focus and time has been put into honing my yardage’s, and getting familiar with my distances for each club. This has payed off huge over the course of Summer, with plenty to improve upon still. I would prefer the old school traditional lofts as apposed to the modern stronger loft setups. I’m looking for an iron that’s going to hit my number every time I need it too. If distance is needed, club up. I’ll take accuracy and a tight dispersion over Extra distance. If I can tighten up that end of my game, I’m confident to play a scratch round by the end of Summer. Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  14. BenjaminButtonz

    Smoking

    I am about to kill the habit for good Myself. This thread is awesome. Who would have thought you’d find advice to quit smoking in the momma Golf Forum? My buddy and co-worker told me today if I quit, he would give me $300 towards anything “golf” I wanted. I’ll be joining the club soon, I’ll definitely chime in again Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
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