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  1. Matt Every just got suspended 12 weeks by the PGA Tour for testing positive for medically prescribed marijuana. Sent from my Pixel 2 using MyGolfSpy mobile app
  2. It's a trade-off. Simple as that. Players who slot into the Player's Distance, Game Improvement, and Super Game Improvement iron categories are using them because they need the extra help they're designed to provide. High handicappers, or inconsistent ball strikers and players whose swing speeds have dropped off need clubs that provide extra forgiveness and added ball speed. How do you achieve that? Blades and split cavities aren't forgiving enough and slow swing speed players will struggle with gapping in the long irons with those as well as they can struggle to get the ball airborne without help. I think by now we all realize forgiveness is increased with perimeter weighting and low and deep CGs help to get the ball in the air for players who struggle to get it airborne. But that comes with a caveat. Lowering the CG means centered strikes spin less. Why? The gear effect. How do you stabilize lower spinning ball flights? You add ball speed. How do you add ball speed? You decrease the loft for better energy transfer. You hollow out the head and use a thin high strength face that flexes. Decreasing loft also helps manage the launch angle increase through the gear effect to make it more gameable for these players. It's all about what trade-off you're willing to accept to help you hit the ball better, no matter how inconsistent your strike is. The engineers who design these clubs are incredibly smart people. They understand the underlying physics behind club design. This isn't just marketing mumbo jumbo. It'd be wonderful if everyone who played golf got professionally fit for their clubs, but they don't. But even then, I think most of us have gaps that aren't perfectly in-line with recommended gaps. It comes down to where you're okay with having a larger gap. If you have a GI set of irons through to a gap wedge, does it matter if you have a 25 yard gap to your specialist forged SW? No. I think we all have an easier time controlling shorter irons and wedges, so why not just take something off the GW if you need to hit a shot within that gap? But on the other hand, if you play GI irons, should you be playing specialist forged wedges? Probably not. And this is the area more OEMs need to address. As I mentioned in an earlier post, PXG does offer up to a LW in their GI and SGI irons but not a lot of other companies do. The issue with those, though, is the sole design and grinds aren't as versatile but that might not matter depending on the player in question. Sent from my Pixel 2 using MyGolfSpy mobile app
  3. Your irons sure. But what I'm saying there specifically applies to people gaming GI, SGI or Player's Distance irons but then transition directly into specialist wedges. Sent from my Pixel 2 using MyGolfSpy mobile app
  4. That is an issue that most brands haven't really addressed. Mizuno, though, have the JPX line of wedges that I think would be more in line performance wise with the HMP irons. PXG is one of the only manufacturers that I know of that offers their GI (0211 and 0311XF) and SGI (0311 SGI) irons all the way through to a LW so you're at least getting the same tech throughout the set which makes gapping easier. They even offer a GW in their Players (0311 P) iron. The issue really just comes in when you go from a club designed for distance, i.e. the iron set, to a club designed for control, i.e. the specialty wedges. Sent from my Pixel 2 using MyGolfSpy mobile app
  5. There's obviously some marketing involved as the average weekend warrior does want to hit the ball longer and straighter. However, it's also a technical thing. When you lower the CG, you inevitably increase launch angle through the gear effect. It also decreases spin. High launch, low spin and the ball speed gains from the lower lofts and thin faces, which increase energy transfer, mean the ball goes a long way and maintains decent stopping power through descent angle. It's a trade-off. If they kept more traditional lofts, you'd have launch angles that are too high and you don't get the same ball speed retention with the extra loft. Ultimately, it's about getting fit for the right clubs for you. I see so many people ranting about jacked lofts when they play blades. Companies still make blades. There's no need to get riled up over a company offering a club that's not meant for you. There are plenty who can still get by using traditional sets of clubs, but what companies are finding out through the game improvement categories are that traditional sets don't work for everyone and these are the types of clubs that can help make the game more fun for those people and can potentially help them to play better golf without investing a lot of money and time into lessons and playing more often. As technology advances, we may see loft jacking regress back to more traditional numbers but for the time being it is a necessary part of that slice of the market. Sent from my Pixel 2 using MyGolfSpy mobile app
  6. People have been saying the Pats' reign is over every year since the 2014 season and they've only won 3 Super Bowls and been to 4 in that time. Also, the idea that they've only been good over the Brady/Belichick era because of their division is just a flat out myth. In that timeframe, they have a better winning percentage against 4 other divisions than they do their own. Their winning percentages against the AFC and the NFC in that timeframe are practically identical. Including the Patriots win totals, the AFC East also has the best win percentage for a division in that timeframe. Taking the Patriots wins out of the equation, yes, the AFC East has the lowest win percentage in that timeframe, but something interesting happens when you remove the division winner from every division and look at the win percentages then. The AFC East has the second best win percentage of any division in the league in that timeframe when looking solely at the performance of the 3 teams in each division that didn't win the division. Going further and removing the best team from each division over that time period puts the AFC East as the 4th most winningest division in football in that timeframe. Far from the worst. Here's the source: https://patriotsdynasty.info/blog/2019/01-02/myth-easy-afc-east-definitive-guide Sent from my Pixel 2 using MyGolfSpy mobile app
  7. Haven't actually tried them but I believe Artisan Golf in Texas, Mike Taylor and some of the old Nike crew, sell their custom putters for $850. Sent from my Pixel 2 using MyGolfSpy mobile app
  8. Thanks for sharing it. I'll have to give it a listen. I don't know whether Joe just never mentioned the name or I just forgot it when he told the ibuprofen story. Sent from my Pixel 2 using MyGolfSpy mobile app
  9. If I remember correctly Joe had a doctor in sports medicine on an episode who first made him aware of it. I haven't actually listened to that episode though. But he has mentioned on multiple other episodes that I've listened to an anecdote about a friend who was suffering from, I believe it was chronic knee pain, who was a daily ibuprofen user who no longer was in pain when he stopped using ibuprofen as it was actually the cause of his inflammation at that point. Sent from my Pixel 2 using MyGolfSpy mobile app
  10. I don't think MGS is ever going to win that battle. Too many people have bias towards certain brands, for whatever reasons those may be. I have a very unique plan for my next set, and I'm kind of in the same boat as Shankster, in that I'd prefer to just have similar aesthetics throughout my bag, so for me a one brand bag makes most sense. Every major OEM makes such quality stuff these days anyway, that I don't think people would be giving up a considerable amount of performance by not mixing up their bag. Sent from my Pixel 2 using MyGolfSpy mobile app
  11. I haven't done any research into it personally, but Joe Rogan's mentioned on his podcast a few times that daily use of ibuprofen can actually lead to more inflammation. Fine for use every once in a while, but daily use over a long period of time can cause other issues. Sent from my Pixel 2 using MyGolfSpy mobile app
  12. LOL [emoji23] Sent from my Pixel 2 using MyGolfSpy mobile app
  13. There's only trace amounts of THC, if there's any at all, in CBD oil, so you won't have to worry about the munchies. Sent from my Pixel 2 using MyGolfSpy mobile app
  14. Expecting people to go into a movie that is adapting a character that has existed for going on 80 years in print and other media without any pre-conceived notions on the character is just not possible. Nor should they have to. I'm all for reimagined takes on things, but the most crucial part of any reimagining is that it maintains the essence of the original. Joker does not maintain the essence of its character. If a filmmaker isn't going to stay true to the essence of one of the most iconic villains in the history of comic books, he shouldn't be using that character in the first place. Create an original character instead. I'm not advocating for picture perfect depictions of any character adapted from the written word, but I also don't think it's too much to ask that if someone wants to adapt a character that they do everything they can to capture the character's essence. Tom Cruise works as Jack Reacher in those movies because they capture the essence of the character. Unless a character's apperance is a defining characteristic of who they are, I don't expect every adaptation to be picture perfect. All that matters is that the depiction of the character be true to its source. This is where I feel Joker failed as a comic book movie. But that's not the only reason I disliked the film. This film easily could have been made as an original story entirely, with no connection to any comic books whatsoever, and I still would not have enjoyed it because I truly disliked how it handled its subject matter. These are, of course, just my opinions and I know many have enjoyed the film. It's not my intention to take away from their enjoyment of it either, I'm just not one of them. Comic book movies are very near and dear to me. One of my hobbies is writing for a comic book blog. I spend a lot of time with these movies and just wanted to share my feelings on the film. Sent from my Pixel 2 using MyGolfSpy mobile app
  15. Were you one of the SWAT driving the armoured truck carrying Harvey Dent? Specifically the one who comments "that is not good" when the helicopter gets taken down? Sent from my Pixel 2 using MyGolfSpy mobile app
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