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  1. Doug, Boston MA I probably spend 2 hours a week on a little 8-foot kidney-shaped mat. I find it incredibly addicting to practice my putting stroke and work on a repeatable result on that mat. I'll work on running it into the hole at different speeds, work on different spots on the hole, etc. I love practicing my putting, but find that the mat I'm using doesn't really translate to the course as well as I'd like. I'm also never quite sure if there are biases in it, especially the cheap foam part where the holes are cut. I'm in the market for something new and better, and the Bir
  2. Hey everyone - another Boston area golfer here. I'm in for an outing with other MGS folks.
  3. May I have the hole in 1 badge please? Made my first ace this past weekend!! While you're at it, the broke 90 would be great as well. Thanks!
  4. Doug / Upton, MA Taylormade Milled Grind Would like to test 54* wedge
  5. Nice looking setup, I love that putter!
  6. Happy to report that with a few weekend course openings already this season, I've made some progress on this challenge even in the New England weather! I think I was very much correct about the easiest holes... I've already completed all but 1 of those pars. However, I was pleased to note that I've parred two of the hard holes as well. Seems like a real possibility I can finish this off in the next couple months, and then start the birdie challenge. I doubt I'll complete all 18 of those, but I would be thrilled to make 9.
  7. Agreed, I had the same issue. I don't mind the idea of DTC, but in general if I'm going to buy without getting fit I'd rather buy preowned clubs made by the major manufacturers. Then I get cutting edge technology (which, I'll admit, is of minimal use to me, since I don't swing nearly fast enough to really get the benefit from it), but also a fantastic price. If I was serious about purchasing an actually new set of clubs, I'd go to a fitter and spend the extra money to make sure that the product was best for me. That being said, if I went to a fitter, and the choice was between a Callaw
  8. Agreed. You can't take that away from him. It's just a shame he's brought the controversy on himself, because he doesn't need to cheat to win tournaments... So why do that to yourself and to the game?
  9. Time for me to turn it off. I find Reed so hard to watch... It's always a disappointment to me when he's leading. Lost a little more respect for him this week after listening to the Kostis interview the NLU guys did...
  10. This might be one of my favorite quotes ever. I 100% agree!
  11. I get it... The problem is I also hate not playing golf for 5 months! And sim golf isn't my favorite
  12. Hi everyone, Like most of us here, I'm an avid golfer. There's nothing I love more than a perfect spring day, 70°, no wind, and just enough cloud cover to reduce my sunburn a bit. However, I live in New England and those days are few and far between. Over the course of the winters, I usually get impatient for golf season to start. Occasionally courses around me will open for a "nice" 38° weekend, and I will go play 18 frozen fairways and greens. Other times I'll grab some time on a simulator, but its expensive (and if I'm being honest, the short game isn't even close to realistic).
  13. I've been working on my putting a lot this offseason on a mat in my spare bedroom. I had been using a two thumb type grip (similar to what GolfSpy MPR uses), but switched to something a bit more like a two-finger overlap grip. While I really like the balance the dual thumbs with fingers down the side provided, I wasn't able to get the forward press I like to use to feel comfortable, which was leading to some face angle issues. As a sidenote, I've been struggling with an inexplicable tendency to pull my putts to the left the last couple weeks. Checked that I wasn't putting sidespin on t
  14. Great looking bag! I play at SR too - hope to see you out there sometime.
  15. Am I wrong to be a bit surprised at the price of these putters? I guess it will depend on how they perform, but a quick Google showed me I can grab a Bettinardi 2020 BB8 Wide for $300 or an Evnroll ER2 Mid-blade for $329. I think I would have expected the TA to be closer to the $200 range, but maybe I'm just crazy
  16. Big fan of NLU here as well. I'll clearly have to check out Get a Grip. The two Brad Faxon episodes are some of my favorites (255, 276) Thought that Kostis' comments were refreshing and I appreciated his honesty (although I'll admit there was definitely some bitterness toward a former employer)
  17. It strikes me that this event/venue is a good example of what every tournament could look like in several years if the ball keeps going farther and farther...
  18. I love this! I'm in. Starting with the pars challenge, but will record birdies as well. If I finish the pars quickly, I will try and round out the birdies! My home course: Shining Rock Golf Club, Northbridge, Massachusetts Hole 1 | Par 4 | 411: Primarily tricky because I'm not warmed up when I tee off. Plays downhill and short, but anything off the back of the green is a disaster. Hole 2 | Par 4 | 384: Fairly wide open hole, with a narrow green. This one is gettable with a good tee shot but that's no guarantee for me. Hole 3 | Par 5 | 504: Last 150 yards or so are a forced car
  19. Hi everyone, Available for sale today is a Project X Evenflow Blue 75g Driver shaft (6.0/Stiff flex). 44.25“ from grip to adapter tip. Shaft itself is in excellent condition. Grip has plenty of life left, but is not new. Purchased it from Callaway Preowned in a Rogue driver, but it was too heavy for me to swing effectively. Willing to let it go for $60 shipped OBRO. Also up is a set of Rogue headcovers (Dr, 3w, 5w). These are in fantastic shape. Please note that the interchangeable tags denoting the fairway wood type (e.g., "3") have been carefully glued into the holder so ca
  20. I usually keep two different balls in my bag. A couple sleeves of a high quality (urethane cover) ball, and a couple sleeves of something cheaper for those days I'm slinging them all over the place. I totally buy into playing one ball to eliminate variables, and I get that the stats show it would help my game slightly to play a good quality ball... but I really don't think the woods or the penalty areas care what material the cover is made of...
  21. I stopped by a DSG this morning after seeing the MGS article yesterday and wanted to check out the irons in person. I was pretty surprised not to see any of the 845 irons available on the floor. I know that DSG has different levels of golf sub-sections and that they vary by store (so not every store will have every version of the irons). However, if you want the market to view you as more than a knock-off brand, I feel like you need to take yourself seriously to have the base model of your irons available on the release date in every store. I don't see myself ever taking the time to go b
  22. Same here. I understand that Koepka feels his career will only be measured by his majors, but as a fan of the game I find it hard to root for a younger guy (with a chip on his shoulder) who isn't out there playing golf for the love of the game on a regular basis. I think it's extremely impressive that he has won four majors, but I don't enjoy watching him at all.
  23. Sounds great! Would love to meet some fellow members. Shining Rock is a beautiful course, although I'll admit some of the holes are a bit quirky (which I don't mind at all).
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