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  1. First Impressions It is BIG! I mean it is “you can’t keep that in the living room” says She Who Must Be Obeyed size big. As I wrote in my introduction, I’ve been using a PuttOut matt which is 2 x 8. So the Birdie Ball PuttUp being 4x10 I knew was bigger - but once you get it into a room… its big. I’ve laid the PuttOut on top of the BirdieBall to give you a sense. Being big is not a problem, but you need to plan for it. I did not do a good job of that. I initially thought I’d roll it out to use, then roll up and put in the closet, then roll it out, then roll it up… but I decid
  2. Size of the room depends in part on what technology you are using to track the all flight. FlightScope sits to the side, so you need less space. A Mevo+ needs to 8-9 feet behind the ball and then 8 feet of flight between ball and screen/net - so 16 to 18 feet depth minimum. Then think about ceiling height.... I have an older home w low ceilings so I’m out of luck. But I’m planning a practice area in my backyard so have been doing much research. There are a couple really good threads in this forum, guys who have documented with pictures. Can search there, but I’d recommend doing your firs
  3. After complaining about repeatedly getting snake bitten at #15 I checked that box today. #10 and #18 to go... I was not playing my best, and it was cold (40s) and windy (20s); but I got my act together for those three holes. Ball dropped on a nine footer. playing this game against yourself is a great motivator, ABD keeps you in it even when you don’t have your best.
  4. I finally found something I like about aerated greens... with the way the sand settles you sometimes see a bit of break that you might not otherwise see. I had that today, #16, 14 feet away. I've always known its a big right to left break - I mean a good 3 feet out. But I've always missed it. Well today I saw something and played just a touch farther out, and dropped it right in. Check off another one. 10, 15 and 18 to go. If a falling leaf stops the ball from going in, you'll hear the scream all the way from Iowa...
  5. Hello there fellow spies. To introduce myself, I’ll start with my name - Christopher Rants, and I live in Sioux City Iowa - where the leaves are starting to fall and snow will cover the greens soon enough. Because I’m always interested in people’s handles/screen names I’ll tell you about mine - Waffle House Tour. Years ago I was the organizer for an annual golf trip. We went down to the RTJ Trail in Alabama for several years. On our first trip there was a Waffle House across the parking lot from our hotel. None of us northerners had ever been to one, but couldn’t wait to get our hash bro
  6. Introduction I’m Christopher from Iowa – where my course has been covered in snow twice already. I picked up the sticks late in life, when I was thirty, and I’m 53 now. I belong to Whispering Creek in Sioux City, and the Prairie Club out in the Nebraska sand hills. GHIN says I’ve posted 87 rounds this year and have a 7.8 index – a personal best. I’m a member of #PushCartMafia that really enjoys course architecture. That appeals to the right side of my brain. I was also an early adopter of the Arccos system and play one length irons – so the left side of my brain is eng
  7. That’s exactly how I feel. Just glad we won’t be required to do hourly trash talking like you guys did w the cobra challenge. Just waiting for the required one handed, eyes closed, behind the back putting contests...
  8. I hear ya. I’m 53, and a few more yards would be a huge help. I just pulled my 5 wood from the bags. I found it and my 3 hybrid were pretty much the same distance. At least that’s what Arccos tells me. I find the 3H to be more versatile for me as I can’t hit a fairway wood out of the rough. Good luck.
  9. I'm no expert - but I think hybrids and fairway woods are two different animals... Hitting down on hybrids, and sweeping the fairway wood... Dog and cats. Apples and oranges. That said... I have a Titleist TS2 15* I really like... Looks like you've got a bag full of Titleist, so what do you have to lose? The key question may be why are you swapping out the current fairway wood? Looking for more distance, more accuracy - or just need a change? Can you get the shaft you want, or think you want?
  10. Don't give up!!! I was feeling the same way myself, but I checked another off my list today with a birdie on #8 at Whispering Creek. That leaves #10, 15, 16, & 18 for me. #10 is hard. I've had legit shots at #16 and 18 but for some reason I always get snake bit at #15. Even today, I shot my career low round of 74 (humble brag...) but had a bogey on #15. Don't know what it is with that hole... The leaves may be falling, but the snow isn't flying yet. Still time. Never know when you might collect a couple during the same round.
  11. I just have one phone. Since I got The Link I’ve played a few rounds w my blue tooth head phones in. Works great. Zero problems.
  12. WaffleHouseTour

    Worst Lie Ever

    Share your worst lie ever (or if like me, one of your worst), where it happened, and most important if you got up and down. An open album so anyone can share. Let’s see who has the worst.
  13. From the album: Worst Lie Ever

    I know aerating the greens is important, but I think our super is using it to defend par...
  14. Can I ask what you are seeing on side spin and shot shape? Does the Mevo+ reflect what you are seeing on the range or when you take it to the course? Draws/cuts; hooks/slices; starting direction? Does it accurately catch that and tell you? That’s what I’m worried about with hitting into a net all winter and not being able to see the shot shape - am I grooving a horrible shape, or hitting it straight.... Thanks for sharing. Too me that is worth the extra cost.
  15. Mevo+ is suppressed to have horizontal launch angle, spin axis and shot shape - so while it may not have face to path you ought to be able to figure out if you are curving it, starting it on line, etc.... that is my biggest fear of hitting into a net all winter without some device to tell me if I’m grooving a bad habit or a good swing. Not being able to see the ball flight I’d want something with those parameters. And yeah, it’s going to be two grand...
  16. Can I ask some more about the CCE? Does it really hold a tee? Any idea how tall the fibers are? Do you think you really hit down and thru the pile? can I ask what you have it laying on for a base? The fiberbuilt and true strike both have composite bases. I think it’d need to build something (no biggie) underneath this. can I ask what size you have? sorry for all the questions. And thank you in advance.
  17. So MGS members, who among you has tried all three? Thoughts, experiences and recommendations would be appreciated. I can’t believe there isn’t an official MGS review out there, and if I’ve missed it please point me in the right direction. Been on a hunt for the best mat. Want to avoid the bouncing fat shot that comes off fine... Also want to protect the old wrists and elbows. Want to hit irons and also use my own tee (or a real tee like solution) for my driver. These three seem like the top of the line. Different solutions to hit down on the ball and avoid bouncing into it. But o
  18. Already have the one length irons, ready to start drinking shakes every day... but do they really need protein or is ice cream ok?
  19. First person in the clubhouse at even... Hope it’s Xander
  20. While my lowest round is a 76, and I had a 78 this summer to go with a handful of 79s, this last week I shot an 80 and it felt like my best round ever. Mammoth Dunes in Wisconsin. A fantastic David Mclay Kidd track. It was my first time there and I had a Vulcan mind meld with my caddie. Dropped in three birdies among five one putts. Tells you there were a couple big numbers too. But walking up the 18th I finally added up my score ( actually going 17 holes without focusing on my score may actually be my biggest accomplishment...) and thought I needed a par ro shoot 79. Well, I got my par, b
  21. Ditto Won the lottery ten years ago but nothing since. Hasn’t stopped me from going though. Found a good ticket broker I’ve used repeatedly. But it’d be nice to win again and save that dough for, oh I don’t know... a new set of clubs, annual dues for my golf club... Until this year of course. On tv there seem to be a few contingents of fans peering over the bushes and fence line. Can’t see that happening in August
  22. 1) Christopher, Sioux City IA 2) I use a grey PuttOut matt with a Pelz Putting tutor (two marbles as a gate), and the Putt Out trainer and gate (I like the Pelz tutor better than the PuttOut mirror to get the ball started as I think the notch to start the ball is cheating a bit - always starts on line rather than the Tutor with the marbles). I have a set that I roll out on my hardwood floor in my living room; AND I have a set that resides in my car trunk and gets rolled out on the carpet in my hotel room (111 nights in a Staybridge hotel this year so far). 3) As mentioned, I use a
  23. Thanks. Old in the knees, but young at heart! Had to play to celebrate another one.
  24. Impressive. An Arccos’s user? Their recent update will compare your game w a 4 handicaps and tell you which areas you need to work on.
  25. The one hole I thought might go un-circled is (was) #13. A Par Three volcano hole. Straight up hill. An 7 iron distance, that needs a PW trajectory, so you’re trying to loft a 5 iron up there and hold it... Severely sloped back to front with a giant mound in the middle dividing the green. Tough green to hit. Tough to putt unless you are right under the hole. Crazy game... Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
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