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  1. Ryan/ Lombard, IL I currently use 18 birdies app for GPS distances, but dislike having to carry my phone around with me at the course. Prefer to leave it in the bag. Thanks for consideration!
  2. It was time for an upgrade. After many years of faithful service, my Callaway Diablo Octane driver was ready for retirement. I needed to see how the new twist face technology on the Taylormade would make me a FIR hitting machine, and of course how the Jailbreak tech in the Callaway was going to give me epic distance! These are the clubs Tiger, DJ, Phil, Rory, etc all play, and the same tech that I have heard discussed each time there is a commercial on PGA radio or golf channel.... With holiday gift cards in hand and an excitement level that rivaled Masters week, I drove across the street to the PGA superstore i conveniently live near. After getting situated in a fitting bay, I warmed up with my old driver while the fitter grabbed several clubs for me to grip n rip. I started by hitting 10 balls with each of the OEM drivers I was handed, each time analyzing the numbers that appeared on the simulator screen. In between clubs, we would make certain that we documented the change so we could compare the data at the end. All the while, i was noticing subtle things about the feel, look, and sound of each driver head. When it was all said and done, I could not believe that neither the TM or Epic had generated the best results. Instead, I was now stuck between two fantastic drivers, and for very different reasons. The first was the Ping G400max, and with this I could not miss a (virtual) fairway... it was so forgiving, and yet It also had ideal launch angles and solid carry... the only thing i wasnt fond of was the loud, tinny sound that came with impact.... but how could i go with anything else!!! But then there was the TS2.... It wasnt the FW magnet that the Ping seemed to be, but it had something more tangible....I had no idea hitting a golf ball could feeeeel that damn good! Even mishits felt as if they too were produced in the sweet spot factory.... It also produced the highest ball speed and carry of all the drivers I hit that day, which helps lol! So... I went with the beautiful feel, clean pear-shaped look, and faster ball speed of the TS2 and have since been having a ton of success off the tee box this season. I felt like writing this for a couple reasons, and maybe some can relate... I think a lot of times people make purchases solely based on the marketing/ tour pro endorsements of these club manufacturers and to that i would say, make sure you get fit or at the very least give other options a try before you spend a ton of $$. Also, some may say I should have gone with what seemed like a more forgiving club in the Ping.... but I would argue that looks, and feel are almost as important if not more so... When i stand over the ball I have a ton of confidence that I made the right choice, and also that my little white ball is going a long way, and hey... as long as it's still in play its good, right???
  3. Ryan Penders/ Lombard, IL 12 Hdcp Ping G I would you like to test Prowler VT please
  4. Spieth, Day, Uihlein Trifecta box And.....I could go for one of those chocolate milkshakes they're always talking about at Muifield!
  5. Trail mix or nuts, banana, protein bars ( i like One bars), also a big PBJ fan. Adding a drink with electrolytes can help with hydration. Eating healthier alternatives and drinking lots of water should help your game, especially as the round goes on and if you are walking. Its cliche at this point, but imagine your game/body as a vehicle with the wrong type of oil. Its not performing at its optimal level. Plus I have found that golf is more enjoyable when you can swing without worry of soiling yourself... lol *disclaimer* I very rarely heed my own advice and usually settle for hotdogs and brews at the turn. Cheers!
  6. #SpystaffSlam: 2019 PGA Championship As with all the Majors, I am just pulling for an epic Sunday Showdown with a great story line. If Ricky could get his first that would be great... or if Jordan pulls a rabbit out of his UA hat and somehow beats Rory and Phil to Slam... If Brooks v. Tiger continue their new rivalry on Sunday.... wooooo dawgie LETS GOOO! Cannot Wait!!!!
  7. I don't care how long it takes a professional to play their round. In fact, I want it to be longer sometimes. There are plenty of golfers on the course for the coverage to switch between. Unless i get yelled at by the general (girlfriend) for "wasting" my day watching a full round, those are the best hours of my life (unless i could be playing).... But i do get that amateurs imitate what they see, and hate the egregious slow play on local courses.
  8. Would love to play at Quail, looks beautiful. PGA Tour Live is my lifeblood for Thursday & Friday in the office, no matter what the event is. Also love how you get to see every shot/ hear players & caddy thoughts.. whereas during normal broadcasts you don't get as much of that. Great realization that every shot is not a stripe down the middle and a lawn dart for these guys... well at least most of the times its not. Loved seeing Duff ball out this morning! He's got some fantastic visor flow going.
  9. Congrats fellas! I posted my first question yesterday, and @mr.hicksta replied! Was nice to see an already familiar name win! Excited to see see your results and thoughts.
  10. Welcome mysterygolfguy! I am a new to mgs myself. I play most of my golf in the midwest, where we see all forms of moisture- snow, rain, and sweaty summer days. Last year I made my first grip purchase since getting my clubs years back. I really liked the feeling of Winn's dri-tac grips. It made a huge difference. I almost feel like these grips perform better as they get some moisture on them. https://www.winngrips.com/products/dri-tac/dri-tac-standard/ I just re-gripped again this year with the same. Good luck! Stay dry and go low ponyboy!
  11. Last season I put the Cleveland Huntington Beach 3 putter in the bag. It came stock with a thin pistol grip at purchase. Quick note: I tested many putters prior to purchasing and ultimately loved the feel (soft) and quick, true roll this provided me. Also, could not believe the price compared to the others. Although we have shared both good and bad times, I am still in love with putter.... however, I have found that i have gone through periods of time where i struggle closer to the hole.... I wont say the word, but it seems that i get a little too wristy/ handsy on those 3-5 footers. I am thinking about purchasing a larger grip with the intent to quiet the hands and wrists. Do i stick with Cleveland brand and grab their oversized grip? Should i worry about a new grip/added weight changing the feel that i currently have developed ? Any suggestions on how to determine best fit would be greatly appreciated. Thanks and stay goin low!
  12. - Ryan - Lombard, Illinois - 110 mph, 12 hdcp - Taylormade M2 3W- 15* / Ping G 4-iron Crossover (currently only play these 2/ carry an extra wedge) Right Handed Amazing Opportunity! Thanks!
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