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  1. Just a quick update [emoji3] Golf is back on the menu in England but with no practice area and social distancing. So that means that I’ve been able to get 5 rounds in but no practice. So I’ve probably hit my new toy about 40 times. I haven’t been able to get on a launch monitor, so have set up the driver lie angle, loft and moveable weights to my “best guess” And it seems to be working, more or less. I’ve gained distance - according to Arccos. Up from 252 yards smart distance with my Ping G series driver (which was fitted by my club pro when it came out in 2016) to 274 yards with the Mizuno ST190G. It’s early days but I’m enjoying hitting it and it seems to fit - so [emoji1360] truegolffit so far! I’ll post again when I’ve got more games under my belt and have hopefully been able to get on the launch monitor [emoji3] Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  2. Graham / Grimsby, Lincolnshire UK 7.5 Ping S57 PTX Pro/Icon combo please Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  3. I considered it a risk worth taking too I just want to be able to get out there to give it whack Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  4. My dream combo Would love to hear how they go Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  5. Things of beauty [emoji7] Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  6. For the summer, on my push cart, I like a 14 way divider. I’m a bit forgetful ( wedge left at the previous green type thing) and like peace and quiet when I’m walking and to keep my clubs in good condition. I also I hate “club clatter” as I walk So the best bag I ever had was a Bennington Quiet Organiser. It had 9 spaces for the irons, a putter well and divided space for the woods. It was easy to see all your clubs, you could soon see if an iron was missing. I’ve not got one any more and this is making me nostalgic - maybe I’ll have to get one for my next bag [emoji848][emoji38] Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  7. I agree Like someone earlier said, I’d keep phoning for a while, just in case. I’ve accidentally gone home with someone’s club before when I’ve picked it up on the course. I hope that’s all that’s happened And if they have nicked it, I hope all their rounds from now on are worse than the one you had there. Much worse! Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  8. I love the blue of the ST 180, lovely club. Hope it goes well for you Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  9. Funnily enough, the MCC+4 midsize is my current grip on my irons Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  10. Hi So I’ve taken the plunge and got myself a chipper to try to prop up my weak chipping game A Square Strike 45 degree has been chosen and put in the bag. But it needs a putting type action and I’m using my putting grip but it feels weird with the standard tour velvet style narrow (standard) grip on there. I use a SuperStroke type grip on my putter and wanted something similar on my Square Strike. But it had to be legal so no putter grips allowed. I settled on a JumboMax Wrap Small (not small - bigger than Jumbo - +1/4”) - and I like it for chipping. But here’s the thing, with a bit of arthritis setting in to the fingers, I’m beginning to wonder about this type of grip for my irons too. Has anyone got any experience of switching to these on their iron set? Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  11. Sorry, but [emoji23][emoji23][emoji23] I did wonder how they could quote, for example: +13 yards, 10% more accurate I mean, they take no data of your current setup or distance with it. So how can they know how much further you will hit their recommendation In your case, they didn’t. And I’m disappointed that they didn’t give you a refund. Poor show Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  12. “I dream about golf” Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  13. I’ll definitely let you know. In the meantime I’m doing swing speed training which might have an influence on the outcome (fingers crossed) But all I can do is test it when I get the chance and compare it to my old Ping G Series driver Really hoping that lockdown will be eased after this recently announced 3 weeks extension Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  14. Ironic story really. Here goes: I decided to take the plunge and use the MyGolfSpy truegolffit.com app to decide my new driver. I’d been tempted a few times and the emailsjust kept coming until I crumbled. That’s what I’m telling the Mrs anyway [emoji23] So - for my 7 handicap, 100 mph (ish) smooth swing I received a first recommendation of a Mizuno ST 190G with a Mitsubishi Tensei CK Blue 60 Stiff shaft. Second recommendation was a Cobra F9 Speedback with a Fujicura Atmos Blue TS 60 Stiff shaft. This was on 03/19/2020 I’d done this on a bit of a whim but did a little bit of research and managed to get a Mizuno to the exact spec for £165 which I thought was a bit of a bargain. But here comes the crunch - by the time it arrived, the UK had gone in to lockdown. All golf courses are shut and I’ve not been able to hit a ball with it! Swinging in the back garden only so far [emoji24] But it looks pretty [emoji7] Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  15. Closed as of 03/24/2020 Lockdown in the UK
  16. Unfortunately not Currently stuck inside, practicing my carpet golf
  17. pooley7


  18. Ping does indeed! I'm lucky that I live about 30 miles from Ping's UK Headquarters so going for a custom fitting is too easy
  19. Love the Stretch. Only real problem with it is that I hit it a bit too far so it's encroaching on driver distance! The S57's have been ITB for a looong time 😊 I really like them and don't find the modern equivalents to be a significant step up. I think they'll eventually have to be replaced as they'll have worn out! Mind you I do like the look of the new Ping i210 and i500 irons. They may tempt me to swap 😉
  20. The Stretch 3 is in the bag because I was looking for a club to use as an alternative off of the tee when I want more accuracy than the driver. I tried the standard 3 wood and didn't find it to my liking. I just couldn't hit it consistently. The Stretch 3 is a bit stronger at 13* (std loft w/o using the +/- 1* of the Ping tip adaptor) compared to 14.5* for the standard 3 wood. It also has a bigger head at 184cc volume compared to 169 for the standard 3 wood. I've got my Stretch 3 set up to 14* and like that bigger head to look down on. It may not sound like much but it makes a big difference to me 😀👌🏼🏌🏼‍♂️🏌🏼‍♂️ BTW- it's still fine to use off the fairway too!
  21. What is in my bag Pooley7 Driver: Ping G Series 10.5* with Alta S-Flex 3 wood: Ping G Series Stretch 13* with Alta S-Flex 5 wood: Ping G Series 17.5* with Alta S-Flex Hybrid: Ping G10 18* with 65g DBS Tour Hybrid Prototype S-Flex Hybrid 2: Ping G10 24* with 65g DBS Tour Hybrid Prototype S-Flex 5 - PW Irons: Ping S57 with Ping AWT S-Flex Wedges: Ping Tour-W 54* & 58* with Ping AWT S-Flex Putter: Odyssey O Works 1W with Superstroke 2.0 XL grip Cart Bag: Bennington Organizer QO-9 All irons and wedges gripped with Lamkin Oversize grips. Woods and hybrids gripped with Ping ID-8 360 Midsize (gold) grips. Typing this makes me think what a Ping fan you must think I am. I suppose it's true, but I have had other clubs in my bag, it just seems a Ping-fest at the moment 🤷🏻‍♂️
  22. Graham Lincolnshire, England Handicap - 8 Currently using Ping S57 - AWT Stiff shaft + 1/2” with Lamkin crossline oversize grips Ping i500 I'm beginning to struggle with the S57s and love the idea of the i500s. I hope they would help me in my desire to not just fight the increase of my handicap as I'm getting older, but to reverse it and help me get to category 1 single figures. Fingers crossed 🤞🏼
  23. Hi Just discovered mygolfspy- thank you Twitter! 😀 Looking forward to reading all the articles and generally talking/reading about our favourite pastime A bit about me - love not long turned 50 and have been playing golf since my early teens. I'm a member of Grimsby GC which is in Lincolnshire, England. I am fighting to stay in single figures - currently 8 handicap- and I use mainly Ping clubs, G series woods, G10 hybrids and S57 irons
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