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    cjeffs12 got a reaction from cksurfdude in How'd you play?   
    It’s been awhile, but I finally got to the course. I’ve been busy interviewing for a promotion and training new employees. Only got 27 holes this weekend due to the weather, but it’s better than no golf. Scores aren’t really where I want them or even where I feel like they should be, but that’s golf. I found something this morning that gives me a ton of hope. My GIR are up compared to my usual, just not making as many birdies as I was having before the break. I have a big 2 man this upcoming weekend and I hope I can find time this week to gain more confidence with my swing. 
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    cjeffs12 got a reaction from Kenny B in How'd you play?   
    It’s been awhile, but I finally got to the course. I’ve been busy interviewing for a promotion and training new employees. Only got 27 holes this weekend due to the weather, but it’s better than no golf. Scores aren’t really where I want them or even where I feel like they should be, but that’s golf. I found something this morning that gives me a ton of hope. My GIR are up compared to my usual, just not making as many birdies as I was having before the break. I have a big 2 man this upcoming weekend and I hope I can find time this week to gain more confidence with my swing. 
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    cjeffs12 got a reaction from Jacob10 in How'd you play?   
    It’s been awhile, but I finally got to the course. I’ve been busy interviewing for a promotion and training new employees. Only got 27 holes this weekend due to the weather, but it’s better than no golf. Scores aren’t really where I want them or even where I feel like they should be, but that’s golf. I found something this morning that gives me a ton of hope. My GIR are up compared to my usual, just not making as many birdies as I was having before the break. I have a big 2 man this upcoming weekend and I hope I can find time this week to gain more confidence with my swing. 
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    cjeffs12 got a reaction from Shrek74 in Maxfli Tour Series Golf Balls - 2023 Forum Review   
    Howdy, this is cjeffs12, or Corbin. I am a Director of an Advance Driver Training Program for a Commercial Driving Academy, here in College Station, Texas. I grew up always wanting to play golf, but living in the country and working with animals’ golf was not feasible. Once in college I took a golf class, and from there I was hooked! It was not until about 4 years ago when I started getting more serious about improving at golf, and that is when I found MYGOLFSPY. I wanted to add speed to my game, and I was researching Superspeed when I saw the forum testing reviews. Their testing results and reviews not only gave me confidence in purchasing the product, but also becoming apart of this community. I am currently playing off a 4 handicap, but my goal is to get to scratch. I also try to play in Amateur tournaments when I can.

    I have many tests prepared (just waiting for it to stop raining). Off the course, I want to test its greenside performance, how it reacts from chip shots and how it performs from 40 yards. A durability test where I hit 10 bunker shots with the same ball to see how it holds up. Then I really want to drive down to Houston and get Trackman numbers on partial Wedge shots, full 7 iron and Driver. All these I plan on testing in comparison to my gamer Callaway Chrome Soft X and Srixon Z Star XV because I am interested in what spin range this ball is considered.
    My on-course testing is where I really want to see this ball perform. I play in Texas, and my course does not have a lot of trees so wind performance will be tested. The biggest requirements on ball performance are how it reacts on the greens. I like to play many different shots around the green and I want a ball that allows me to do them all. I have decent swing speed with plenty of height, so I want a balance of distance and control into greens and if the Maxfli Tour X can do that as good or better than what I have this can easily go in my bag.

    I am excited to test the Maxfli Tour X because of how well it does in Ball Lab. Ball Lab is where I go first when thinking about trying a ball, if I am going to put it in play for a tournament, I want to trust it won’t let me down. I am also interested in testing the CG line, I want to see if I can see any performance difference while using the CG line vs not using the CG line. As many know ball prices have gone up again, so this ball was at the top of my list to try this year. I have heard so many good things, so I am expecting to see a great performance to match its great price.
     
    Thank you for allowing me this amazing opportunity!
     
    FIRST IMPRESSION (9 out of 10)
    My first impression of Maxfli Tour X is very good. The packaging has a heavy-duty quality feel to it, not flimsy or cheap like you would imagine for a lower price point golf ball. The detail lines are not just for aesthetics they are textured which blew my mind!
                           
    As for the specs on the box, they do a good job of detailing the differences of each ball in their lineup. I could easily pick up any of their boxes and decide which ball is best for my game. One thing I think they could do better of marketing or educating, is the “CG Alignment Aid.” I would like them to show the consumer how to get the best out of this technology. It took me a lot of searching to find how to use the CG line because it is not on the box or on their description for Dicks/Golf Galaxy websites. It is such a good way for them to set themselves apart from the competition, and it will educate consumers that do not know about Center of Gravity and how the Alignment CG Line can help our games.

    What I first noticed when taking a ball out is that it felt firm which is a comfort for me. The cover had a nice sticky feel that reassures me that it will spin around the green. The dimples are wide and shallow which makes me think will make the ball go higher.

    First round out and the firm feel caused a subtle explosion off the driver. I did not notice it to be clicky or overly firm, nor was it squishy like a marshmallow. My one-word description would be solid. The Tour X flies high, it will be interesting when I get on a launch monitor to see if it does fly higher. My irons stop well, and my wedges were more one hop and stop, not over spin that lands then rips back off the green. One major point in favor of this ball is that it is the ball I used to shoot my first ever EVEN par on 9 holes. One thing I am unsure of at the beginning is its greenside control, I am seeing a little more rollout than I would expect, so that is going to be a big area of testing for me going forward. The ball held up good durability-wise, only thing I saw is that my wedges take off the paint, but a wet towel and it somewhat cleans up, but nothing that would affect performance. Overall I feel the Maxfli Tour X is a very quality and good performing golf ball that I am enjoying on the course.
                                                 
    Aesthetics (8 out of 10)
    The appearance of the Maxfli Tour X is fierce. The packaging is cool, and the ball is bright white which looks great in the sunlight. I did see some durability issues, I would have some balls I could play for 18 holes with minor wear, and then some would only take one wedge shot. There were many rounds where I would go through a full sleeve or more without losing a ball.

    I feel like the cover is soft enough to where I could get my fingernail to puncture the cover, but the ball is firm to have an explosive feel off the clubface. Being a firm ball, and my swing speed the ball is a good loud whack sound. The Tour X has a very solid feel off the putter, and springy/explosive feel off irons and drivers.
    The Numbers (19 out of 20)
    The Tour X convinced me to sell my remaining Chrome Soft X golf balls. I went down to Houston to the Golf Galaxy and went through a Professional ball fitting on Trackman. It was an amazing experience. The Tour X was in the top 2 against all the major OEM’s. I hit the Titleist Pro V1x, Srixon Z Star XV, Callaway Chrome Soft X, and the Taylormade TP5X. My numbers were really good with the XV, Tour X, and Pro V1x. The Srixon and the Maxfli just had another gear that the other balls did not have, my bad strikes were where the rest of the balls good shots were, and my good ones were carrying 10 yards more.
    7 Iron

    40 Yard (60*)

    On the Course (16 out of 20)
    I really wanted to give this a higher rating due to how well the ball performed. Using this ball I shot my first EVEN par 9 hole round!!! I just had a hard time with the cover, and honestly that is my only knock on this golf ball.
                Off the tee: I started using the Alignment Aid as suggested to line up my shots, and this really helped me find more fairways, and by doing so I saw my scores fall just by having more fairway shots. Distance is great, most of my round’s half of my drives were over 300.
      Bombed 335 down the Fairway!
                Approach: I would use the Alignment aid on par 3’s and it helped me here as well. This ball would fly high and straight, and on full shots would stop on a dime. I saw yardages that were right where I wanted them.
     6 Iron release. 
                Ball Flight: The Tour X was fun to watch in the air. The ball just flew high and straight and seemed to just fly forever with the driver. It did take some adjustment for me with the wedges, I like to flight my wedges down and it would just want to get up in the air. After one practice session I was able to get my swing in a better position to hit that lower window.
                Around the Green: As I was just saying I needed a practice session, but once I did I could hit the low spinner and bump and runs. I just wish the cover would hold up to my wedges around the green.
                Putting: I really liked the feel off the putter, it wasn’t like a rock or a marshmallow. It felt solid. I would draw a blue line in line with the alignment aid, and it would roll end over end very nicely. I could really see it was a balanced ball.
    The Good, the Bad, and the In Between (16 out of 20)
    I really loved the performance of Tour X on the course, and I shot my lowest score so far. It felt great, had amazing distance and control with irons and wedges. It is just hard to avoid the bad, and my issue with the cover.
    Play it or Trade it (15 out of 20)
    If I did not play in tournaments, I think I could play this ball despite the cover issue. I just do not want to carry a dozen balls each round and must worry about if I will have enough or if I will have to play a scuffed ball. But during the off season I could easily see myself playing with this ball. During the season and in tournaments, I will be playing Srixon ball.
    Conclusion
    The Maxfli Tour X is an extreme value for a high performing golf ball. I put it to the test on Trackman in a professional fitting and it held up and was in the top 2 against all the major OEM’s. It was long off the Tee, held the green with ease with irons and wedges as any Tour golf ball would do. My only negative for this ball would be the cover. During several rounds I would go through 3 or 4 balls, some even on the first hole it was used, due to the cover scuffing from my wedge face. This is the only thing preventing me from playing this ball full time and in tournaments. It is very bittersweet saying that, because of it helped me shoot my current low score, but I do think it could help you shoot yours as well.
    Final Score (83 out of 100)
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    cjeffs12 got a reaction from GaryF in What/How Did You Practice Today?   
    Finally had a break through with my iron swing. I have been going through a case of the yips. My hip point has been killing me to the point the pro can pick me out across the course from it. I figured it was time to focus solely on that beast, because I really need to get ready for a tournament next weekend. I really slowed my swing down to focus on my right butt cheek moving back and toward target side, and this really had me in much better positions through my swing. One tempo is much better but I can really make sure I can keep my hip from moving back. I am really loving how good it felt and how effortless it was to get better results. 
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    cjeffs12 got a reaction from edingc in What/How Did You Practice Today?   
    Finally had a break through with my iron swing. I have been going through a case of the yips. My hip point has been killing me to the point the pro can pick me out across the course from it. I figured it was time to focus solely on that beast, because I really need to get ready for a tournament next weekend. I really slowed my swing down to focus on my right butt cheek moving back and toward target side, and this really had me in much better positions through my swing. One tempo is much better but I can really make sure I can keep my hip from moving back. I am really loving how good it felt and how effortless it was to get better results. 
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    cjeffs12 got a reaction from cksurfdude in How'd you play?   
    Yesterday, I shot my lowest round to date! The move I was working on Friday easily transitioned to the course, and it really helped my mindset. I started off horribly, but just tried to focus on my move and the shot I had in front of me. Normally I get focus on how to protect my score, and I fall apart. I had 4 birdies which is also a record for me. I just need to get my blowups out of the way and I can really do some good. I have a tournament on Saturday, so I’m in a good headspace going into this week of practice. Gotta get some work on putting and short game/bunkers. 
     
    SCORE 76
    FIR 9/14
    GIR 9/18
    PUTTS 29
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    cjeffs12 got a reaction from MattF in How'd you play?   
    Yesterday, I shot my lowest round to date! The move I was working on Friday easily transitioned to the course, and it really helped my mindset. I started off horribly, but just tried to focus on my move and the shot I had in front of me. Normally I get focus on how to protect my score, and I fall apart. I had 4 birdies which is also a record for me. I just need to get my blowups out of the way and I can really do some good. I have a tournament on Saturday, so I’m in a good headspace going into this week of practice. Gotta get some work on putting and short game/bunkers. 
     
    SCORE 76
    FIR 9/14
    GIR 9/18
    PUTTS 29
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    cjeffs12 got a reaction from JerryB in How'd you play?   
    Yesterday, I shot my lowest round to date! The move I was working on Friday easily transitioned to the course, and it really helped my mindset. I started off horribly, but just tried to focus on my move and the shot I had in front of me. Normally I get focus on how to protect my score, and I fall apart. I had 4 birdies which is also a record for me. I just need to get my blowups out of the way and I can really do some good. I have a tournament on Saturday, so I’m in a good headspace going into this week of practice. Gotta get some work on putting and short game/bunkers. 
     
    SCORE 76
    FIR 9/14
    GIR 9/18
    PUTTS 29
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    cjeffs12 got a reaction from Tom the Golf Nut in How'd you play?   
    Yesterday, I shot my lowest round to date! The move I was working on Friday easily transitioned to the course, and it really helped my mindset. I started off horribly, but just tried to focus on my move and the shot I had in front of me. Normally I get focus on how to protect my score, and I fall apart. I had 4 birdies which is also a record for me. I just need to get my blowups out of the way and I can really do some good. I have a tournament on Saturday, so I’m in a good headspace going into this week of practice. Gotta get some work on putting and short game/bunkers. 
     
    SCORE 76
    FIR 9/14
    GIR 9/18
    PUTTS 29
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    cjeffs12 got a reaction from Dweed in How'd you play?   
    Yesterday, I shot my lowest round to date! The move I was working on Friday easily transitioned to the course, and it really helped my mindset. I started off horribly, but just tried to focus on my move and the shot I had in front of me. Normally I get focus on how to protect my score, and I fall apart. I had 4 birdies which is also a record for me. I just need to get my blowups out of the way and I can really do some good. I have a tournament on Saturday, so I’m in a good headspace going into this week of practice. Gotta get some work on putting and short game/bunkers. 
     
    SCORE 76
    FIR 9/14
    GIR 9/18
    PUTTS 29
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    cjeffs12 got a reaction from Jim Shaw in How'd you play?   
    Yesterday, I shot my lowest round to date! The move I was working on Friday easily transitioned to the course, and it really helped my mindset. I started off horribly, but just tried to focus on my move and the shot I had in front of me. Normally I get focus on how to protect my score, and I fall apart. I had 4 birdies which is also a record for me. I just need to get my blowups out of the way and I can really do some good. I have a tournament on Saturday, so I’m in a good headspace going into this week of practice. Gotta get some work on putting and short game/bunkers. 
     
    SCORE 76
    FIR 9/14
    GIR 9/18
    PUTTS 29
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    cjeffs12 got a reaction from Shlax in How'd you play?   
    Yesterday, I shot my lowest round to date! The move I was working on Friday easily transitioned to the course, and it really helped my mindset. I started off horribly, but just tried to focus on my move and the shot I had in front of me. Normally I get focus on how to protect my score, and I fall apart. I had 4 birdies which is also a record for me. I just need to get my blowups out of the way and I can really do some good. I have a tournament on Saturday, so I’m in a good headspace going into this week of practice. Gotta get some work on putting and short game/bunkers. 
     
    SCORE 76
    FIR 9/14
    GIR 9/18
    PUTTS 29
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    cjeffs12 got a reaction from cnosil in How'd you play?   
    Yesterday, I shot my lowest round to date! The move I was working on Friday easily transitioned to the course, and it really helped my mindset. I started off horribly, but just tried to focus on my move and the shot I had in front of me. Normally I get focus on how to protect my score, and I fall apart. I had 4 birdies which is also a record for me. I just need to get my blowups out of the way and I can really do some good. I have a tournament on Saturday, so I’m in a good headspace going into this week of practice. Gotta get some work on putting and short game/bunkers. 
     
    SCORE 76
    FIR 9/14
    GIR 9/18
    PUTTS 29
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    cjeffs12 got a reaction from Josh Parker in How'd you play?   
    Yesterday, I shot my lowest round to date! The move I was working on Friday easily transitioned to the course, and it really helped my mindset. I started off horribly, but just tried to focus on my move and the shot I had in front of me. Normally I get focus on how to protect my score, and I fall apart. I had 4 birdies which is also a record for me. I just need to get my blowups out of the way and I can really do some good. I have a tournament on Saturday, so I’m in a good headspace going into this week of practice. Gotta get some work on putting and short game/bunkers. 
     
    SCORE 76
    FIR 9/14
    GIR 9/18
    PUTTS 29
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    cjeffs12 got a reaction from Shapotomous in How'd you play?   
    Yesterday, I shot my lowest round to date! The move I was working on Friday easily transitioned to the course, and it really helped my mindset. I started off horribly, but just tried to focus on my move and the shot I had in front of me. Normally I get focus on how to protect my score, and I fall apart. I had 4 birdies which is also a record for me. I just need to get my blowups out of the way and I can really do some good. I have a tournament on Saturday, so I’m in a good headspace going into this week of practice. Gotta get some work on putting and short game/bunkers. 
     
    SCORE 76
    FIR 9/14
    GIR 9/18
    PUTTS 29
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    cjeffs12 got a reaction from GolfSpy_BEN in How'd you play?   
    Yesterday, I shot my lowest round to date! The move I was working on Friday easily transitioned to the course, and it really helped my mindset. I started off horribly, but just tried to focus on my move and the shot I had in front of me. Normally I get focus on how to protect my score, and I fall apart. I had 4 birdies which is also a record for me. I just need to get my blowups out of the way and I can really do some good. I have a tournament on Saturday, so I’m in a good headspace going into this week of practice. Gotta get some work on putting and short game/bunkers. 
     
    SCORE 76
    FIR 9/14
    GIR 9/18
    PUTTS 29
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    cjeffs12 reacted to IndyBonzo in How'd you play?   
    @Ben Joest That is objectively a great round.  I aspire to your GIR, putter troubles or no.  Be proud of it.  Nice work!
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    cjeffs12 reacted to GolfSpy_BEN in How'd you play?   
    38/36 +4 74
    Hit some good shots, hit some bad shots. Putter was hot and cold as the 32 putts would indicate. Bombed a couple drives. Overall not a bad day, but after breaking 70 the last time out, it was a good reminder that I am not scratch yet and the work continues. 

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    cjeffs12 reacted to CSiders12 in How'd you play?   
    I got out and played yesterday with the in-laws and had a good time on a small 9-hole course. The course was one of those courses that was so bad, it was hard to even call it golf. The greens were grown out to about fairway length, everything else was one-cut - including the tee boxes, and crabgrass had overgrown the entire course. Weirdly enough, although it was a terrible course, I enjoyed playing because it brought a different approach to the game. You don't typically have to act like you're hitting a 50-foot putt when you're only 15 feet away, but it was kind of fun. If you all ever get to play Hazy Hills in the middle of Illinois, I definitely recommend just going to get a new perspective on golf. Fun, but terrible course!
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    cjeffs12 reacted to Swood1994 in How'd you play?   
    Well I officially accomplished my goal for the year. Breaking 70. This was not the year I thought I would do that considering my handicap was getting higher and not lower. Having a child in January was the highlight of this year but I knew my golf game would suffer. 

    Out of the blue today I fired a 68 (-3). I’ll preface that with it’s not the longest course at 5700 yards. But, you still need to put the ball in the hole. This is a PB for me so I’m ecstatic. Here’s some metrics
    5/12 FIR
    13/18 GIR
    28 putts
    avg driving distance: ~280
    2 eagles, 3 birdies, 4 bogeys, 9 pars. Missed 2 par putts inside 5’ that I’m still dwelling over.


     
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    cjeffs12 got a reaction from Josh Parker in What/How Did You Practice Today?   
    Finally had a break through with my iron swing. I have been going through a case of the yips. My hip point has been killing me to the point the pro can pick me out across the course from it. I figured it was time to focus solely on that beast, because I really need to get ready for a tournament next weekend. I really slowed my swing down to focus on my right butt cheek moving back and toward target side, and this really had me in much better positions through my swing. One tempo is much better but I can really make sure I can keep my hip from moving back. I am really loving how good it felt and how effortless it was to get better results. 
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    cjeffs12 got a reaction from sirchunksalot in What/How Did You Practice Today?   
    Finally had a break through with my iron swing. I have been going through a case of the yips. My hip point has been killing me to the point the pro can pick me out across the course from it. I figured it was time to focus solely on that beast, because I really need to get ready for a tournament next weekend. I really slowed my swing down to focus on my right butt cheek moving back and toward target side, and this really had me in much better positions through my swing. One tempo is much better but I can really make sure I can keep my hip from moving back. I am really loving how good it felt and how effortless it was to get better results. 
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    cjeffs12 got a reaction from BallsLeon in What/How Did You Practice Today?   
    Finally had a break through with my iron swing. I have been going through a case of the yips. My hip point has been killing me to the point the pro can pick me out across the course from it. I figured it was time to focus solely on that beast, because I really need to get ready for a tournament next weekend. I really slowed my swing down to focus on my right butt cheek moving back and toward target side, and this really had me in much better positions through my swing. One tempo is much better but I can really make sure I can keep my hip from moving back. I am really loving how good it felt and how effortless it was to get better results. 
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    cjeffs12 got a reaction from cksurfdude in What/How Did You Practice Today?   
    Finally had a break through with my iron swing. I have been going through a case of the yips. My hip point has been killing me to the point the pro can pick me out across the course from it. I figured it was time to focus solely on that beast, because I really need to get ready for a tournament next weekend. I really slowed my swing down to focus on my right butt cheek moving back and toward target side, and this really had me in much better positions through my swing. One tempo is much better but I can really make sure I can keep my hip from moving back. I am really loving how good it felt and how effortless it was to get better results. 
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