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  1. I use Lamkin UTx Standard with 2 wraps. This brings you to a midsize without the extra weight. The UTx is .58 round which makes the circumference larger when installed.
  2. Putter fittings are key if you want to lower your score. You use your putter 18 times per round or 30 strokes (give or take a few) so having it dialed in to your preferences is a big deal. Swingweight, length, neck design, head shape, sight lines, and MOI are all contributing factors in the right putter for you. Without a proper fitting, you are sacrificing one or all of these. I worked in a repair shop and saw all kinds of Frankenstein projects people would try to improve their putting because they bought the putter off the rack or on eBay without being properly fit. As far as types of fittings go, Quintic and SAM are probably the best, so I would look for places or fitters that offer that service.
  3. Jeffrey Lemoore, California I walk 100% of my rounds 1-2 times per week. I currently use a Clicgear 4.0
  4. Jeffrey Lemoore / California Yes, I walk 1 round a week Apple Watch Series 4
  5. Jeffrey / Lemoore iPhone 11 Pro / iOS 14 Outdoors on the driving range with no net.
  6. Jeff Lemoore, CA PXG 0811 X Gen 2 8.5 hcp 108 mph TSi3 Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  7. Jeff Lemoore, CA PXG 0811 X Gen 2 8.5 hcp 108 mph TSi3 Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  8. I know I’m late to the party, but if you like the way it swings, I would strongly suggest having it swingweighted and lie angle checked before you cut the grip off and start modifying. Then have the counterweight weighed when it’s removed. This way you have some hard data to reference when you start figuring out extension length and grip weight to achieve the same swingweight. Then have it bent (if need be) to achieve the proper lie angle. Hope this helps. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  9. I’ve played a few more rounds with the XS and it’s by far the best ball I’ve ever played. I’ve done some head to head battles on the course a few times against the Pro V1 & TP5 and it stays in the top spot for me. The one major thing I’ve noticed lately is how much softer off the putter it feels vs the Pro V1 but has the same audible click.
  10. Jeffrey - Lemoore, CA Practice Green at local course along with putting mat in the garage I currently have the whole PuttOUT training system ( mirror, mat, gates, trainer). I’ve had it for about 2 years now and it works, but does have some flaws. I would like to test the Slow 9-10 Stimp Mat since I play mostly Muni’s
  11. 9.1 - Lemoore, CA Mizuno MP-20 MMC 150 yards i really haven’t heard much about these irons which would make this a great testing experience for me by having an uninformed opinion before hand.
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  13. Solid setup bro! Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  14. Since it’s a rare rainy day here in San Diego, I decided to do some wet ball / wet wedge testing from 25 - 35 yards. I will be comparing 2 B XS against 2 TP5 balls. The wedge used is a fairly new Milled Grind 2 Raw 54 degree. As you can see they are pretty close in distance. From 35 yards. The feel was soft from both balls and I could not tell the difference between the two I also did some putting practice drills and once again found them to be equal in feel and roll. So far I’m really liking this ball. I’m playing a round tomorrow so I will have another 18 holes of data and feedback to post my final thoughts. Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  15. I’m with you on that one. Replacing it with a custom one. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  16. Picked this bad boy up today. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  17. This new Scotty is legit! The face is hot, feels amazing, better than the insert models. Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  18. I felt like they were both hit solid and I stepped on both of them pretty good. Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  19. I did some dry ball testing indoors on the launch monitor. Two things about the BXS that stand out for me so far are soft feel and increased ball speed. The 7i I used is a TaylorMade P790 Black, and the 54 degree wedge is a TaylorMade Milled Grind 2 Black with new grooves. The ball in comparison is my TP5 game ball. BXS 7i TP5 7i BXS 54* TP5 54* Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  20. I will be doing some testing on Sunday with a launch monitor at work. I will be using a 54 degree, 7 iron, Driver. Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  21. I would have your irons swingweighted first before you put a midsize grip on. The midsize grip will reduce your swingweight quite a bit. Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  22. Congrats to you all! This is going to be really awesome and I can’t wait to hear about everyone’s findings. I work for a major golf shop and have access to launch monitors for dry ball data and then compare that to real world on the course experiences.
  23. 2020 Bridgestone Tour B XS Prototype Ball Review April 18th 2020 Official MGS Forum Review by FiveGs I'm a 49 year old stay-at-home dad of 2 who tries to plays golf once a week. The game of golf found me at 15 when a couple junior high buddies said " Let's tryout for the golf team! " I made the JV team and the rest is history. I have always been passionate about golf, but I never really got serious about it until we moved to San Diego in 2015. I have a golf swing built by watching YouTube videos and a couple of lessons when I attended The Golf Academy of America in Carlsbad. I've alway hovered in the 20-25 hcp. area playing only 3 or 4 times per year prior to 2015. Then I started playing once a week and practiced 2-3 times per week on a mission to the single digit handicap world. I got it down to a 15 a year ago, then 12, and finally after an entire equipment change I reached 9.9 right before COVID-19 hit. I work for The Golf Mart in San Diego as a Club Repair Technician so I've been able to hit a ton of shots on a GC Quad launch monitor to dry ball test the Tour B XS against my gamer the Titleist Pro V1. I hope you find the information in my finding's helpful and answer any questions you might have about the new Tour B XS. I'm a high ball hitter that produces a lot of spin. I like a soft feeling ball that has a lower flight, low spin off driver, and mid-high spin off irons. My typical ball flight is slight draw, but I can work it both directions. My typical miss is a pull hook, usually when I decide to step on one. It's also very important that the ball feels soft off of the putter with a small amount of auditory feedback. My first impression of the product when it arrived is I thought the packaging looked minimal and clean. I liked the simple labeling with individualized serial numbers per 2-ball pack as it added that wow factor and exclusivity to having them in my possession, and made me feel a bit cooler than normal when pulling one out of the box to tee one up in front of others. The ball itself looked clean with simple graphics and a unique dimple pattern. The color of the cover is not as white as the Pro V1 which I thought was odd, but maybe it's the new REACTIV material. The cover was as grippy and soft feeling as the Pro V, so no real difference there which is a good thing for me. My testing process consisted of 5 rounds of golf, several shots on the GC Quad launch monitor, several chips and putts at a practice facility. My clubs that I used for the testing are as follows. Driver: PXG 0811X Gen 2 10.5 / Graphite Design Tour AD TP 6s 7-Iron Titleist 718 MB / Project X 6.0 Rilfe PW Titleist 718 MB / Project X 6.0 Rifle 56-10 S Grind Vokey SM7 with New Grooves Scotty Cameron Special Select Newport 2 Looks & Durability (15 out of 15 points) I felt the Tour B XS was very durable for a urethane premium ball, but not bulletproof. It faired well against the occasional tree and cart path interaction. The B XS is very smart looking with it's honeycomb - like dimple pattern and simple graphics. I don't like to look at a bunch of busy branding on a ball, and with just the large bold B logo and smallish model labeling It checks the box for me. I would like to see thinner font for the XS and maybe longer alignment arrows, but that's just me being picky. Sound & Feel (15 out of 15 points) I play the Pro V1 because of the soft/solid feel and muted sound it produces, and the Tour B XS is no different. It might even be a tad softer off the putter than the Pro V1, which is not a bad thing. When I would hit both ball off of the driver, irons, and wedges, I couldn't tell you which ball I had just hit as they are so similar. On-Course Performance (40out of 40 points) This is were the B XS starts to separate itself from the pack. Ball speed has noticeably been increased, and spin has come down which for me translates into more distance off of the tee and full shots. The B XS is probably one of the best wind balls I have ever played. It holds its line and does not balloon like others in a head wind which gives me more distance by 5-10 yards depending on the situation. 150-100 yard shots are accurate and spin high enough to hop and stop without spinning off the green on front pins. This is where I had trouble with the Pro V1 spinning too high. 50-100 yard shots seem to hold the green well without spinning back too much. 50 yards in I didn't see any difference between the two, which isn't a bad thing. Putting wise the B XS was consistent and didn't show any distance issues with jumping off the face or falling short. 5-Iron from 180 yards Driver - Pro V1 Driver - B XS 7-Iron BXS 7-Iron Pro V1 Miscellaneous (9out of 10 points) PW B XS PW Pro V1 Miscellaneous (9 out of 10 points) This was a great experience and I want to thank My Golf Spy and Bridgestone for providing us testers with this amazing opportunity to test and review their new product. Although I would of liked to have received the balls earlier than we did for both a lengthier test window, and while the info on this ball was still in it's mysterious phase and the hype was high, I feel Bridgestone made up for it with the generous 36 ball testing sample. The VFIT process was really cool and a great concept. I think it's a good way to get people engaged with trying out the ball by providing a starting point for which ball to start with, and it gets close to the golfers parameters, but in my opinion is no means a replacement for a true green grass ball fitting with a launch monitor. Game Bag or Shag Bag? (20 out of 20 points) As a die hard Titleist fan, It would take an exceptional ball to de-throne the Pro V1. The Bridgestone Tour B XS has done just that. I will be my gamer and remain in the bag. This ball has ticked all the boxes for me and I think will for many premium urethane ball players. For someone looking for a ball that feels good, has that solid thud sound when struck well, flies true and straight even in the wind, and looking for a little extra ball speed but still spins a ton, then this ball is your next one. I hope you enjoyed reading my take on this ball by Bridgestone that for me is a real game changer. This ball has allowed me the confidence to hit my numbers with accuracy, hit more fairways, and ultimately lower my handicap to a 9.9. There are no surprises with the B XS as every shot flies as it should. Bridgestone is known for their superior quality in manufacturing golf balls, and the new Tour B XS is no different. Total Score 99 out of 100 points
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