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The Dansome

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  1. I've hit em all, wadda y'all wanna know? I've got 639CB with Paderson shafts, the 007 putter, Pro 4 wood in the bag. The misses has a hybrid, 699 pro irons. https://www.instagram.com/reel/CQozskentmJ/
  2. I don't think I've been on the forums in 6 months, figured I better reintroduce myself :P Lots of life changes the last 4 years (some of you will know) and a couple big ones in the last 4 months. Still love golf. Finished last season the typical way, shot my lowest round of the year, birdied 1 & 18, won all closest to pins, took all the money and I'm itching to play again. So a little about me: I'm Dan I'm 47 I once played 2 holes with Bob Hope I drive a Honda I carry a Jones bag I like burritos I played Chambers Bay last year I'm @golfspymbp on Instagram I have another Instagram called @salonqualityhair I have salon quality hair I work in digital media I wear True linkswear shoes I love Star wars Parks & Rec is my favorite sitcom of all time My lowest round is 68 Frank's hot sauce - I put that shit on everything I have a 30" waist I skip leg day I have a cat named Magnum, he is 16 That's all for now. Thanks for having me
  3. TONY COVEY 9 HOURS AGO It’s kind of a shame that the previous commenter has the same name, but I swear I’m not posting twice. I’m not going to throw rocks at TXG because ultimately I respect what they do. Their stuff is generally top-tier. The fact is that their setup couldn’t have been much more different from ours. Any reasonable person would expect a different result. Anybody with knowledge of testing (specifically ball testing) and basic critical thinking skills should be able to understand as much. We tested with a robot Why? Because it ensures consistent contact from swing to swing. A golf ball is round. Short of laying the blade into the upper half, you don’t hit it the ball off-center. Anything else that happens…high face, low face, heel, toe, the force is applied proportionally and will impact every golf ball mostly the same. Not to get sidetracked – all of a sudden, the forgiveness benefits of low compression balls are being promoted largely because they lose less speed when you miss the sweet spot. This is true, but it’s mostly a clever use of math meant to confuse golfers. Consider this scenario: Your ball speed is 150 with a high compression ball and 148 with a lower compression ball. An off-center club strike costs you 5% of ball speed. With the high compression ball you’re now at 142.5 having lost 7.5 mph. At 148, that same 5% only costs you 7.4 mph. YOU’VE SAVED BALL SPEED (.1 mph in this scenario – because of the softer ball). Granted, you’re still almost 2 mph slower, but you’ve lost less speed – you’re a tick closer than you were before. Now, it is true that because of the low spin properties of soft balls, the relationship is not exactly 1:1, but according to one golf ball expert I spoke with about “forgiveness”, soft balls do retain ever-so-slightly more speed, but not to any degree that he would feel comfortable telling golfers that a soft ball is more forgiving. Back on topic…we tested with a robot, outdoors, full flight. Why? Because it’s what every expert we talked to (+/- half a dozen over the last 5 years) told us was the right way to do it. It’s almost certainly the methodology any ball company would have recommended before the test. The full flight aspect is critically important for ball testing as dimple design can have a significant impact on downrange performance (the number we’ve been given is “up to 8 yards” due to dimples alone). Again, this is what everybody in the ball industry knows (just like everyone in the ball industry already knew that softer is slower). It’s exactly why, despite having the means to do an indoor ball test for the last 5 years, we waited until we could use what the industry says are the right tools. Everything else other Tony said is true. The overwhelming majority of Callaway PGA tour pros have never played the retail ball. Callaway has had AT LEAST 2 players that I know of break contract to play a competitor’s ball. Two members of Callaway’s ball team confirmed that fact for me during the Epic Flash launch event. It’s also true that the new CSX Triple Track is a different golf ball. It’s not the same as the CSX white, CSX Truvis, etc.. While Callaway hasn’t hidden that fact it changed the CSX, it hasn’t exactly shouted it from the rooftops. The CSX TT wasn’t available at the time we tested, but sources have told us that it’s ~7% higher compression. I don’t know it for a fact, but I’m also told it’s the ball that the majority of Callaway’s Tour Players use. Point being, while the benefits of soft are being promoted on one side, on the other the balls are already starting to get firmer.
  4. MGS was also rotating balls within 2 dozen and if there were big manufacturing inconsistencies such as compression, with 60's and 80's in the same box, this could affect the results too. I believe the overall numbers are a combination of performance and quality control. This all plays back into the idea that the next ball you are pulling out of your bag could be the exact same model, but perform grossly different.
  5. So in the world of crazy talk I had my buddy try TGF last night who just got fit by the Titleist fitter and then purchased. We used the expert mode for 2 categories knowing the specifics - his exact swing speed and angle of attack. Not only did TrueGolfFit nail the driver model, but the shaft happens to be the same one too.
  6. I've been rolling a Huntington Beach #1 for a few years and I couldn't see changing. Crazy feel and performance for a sub $100 flat stick.
  7. Jordan Spieth is overrated and doesn't come across as sweet as everyone builds him up to be.
  8. That's just the stock white Srixon and by fluke Canada MGS badge and bag tag matched perfectly.
  9. Same irons and wedges in the bag atm, I'm actually playing around with the idea of starting the year with my Tmag Tour Preferred's for the hell of it.
  10. So before y'all email me again claiming our testing is a scam, we're geoblocking you, that we never announce winners, that you've been to the site every time there's a new testing opportunity yet never get picked, that we're desperate for testers and never choose you, and so on and so on and so on... I'm BUMPING THIS THREAD!!!! It's FRICKEN EASY!!!! Be active, participate, post good content, show us you care about our community and aren't just here for free sh&t.
  11. Ya, maybe a little Cali trip action
  12. The Texas one in September was so good
  13. Man this thread is poppin! I'm guessin some guys can't maintain a +1 cap during the winter so they don't have a lot to talk about.
  14. South Park was really good last night
  15. It's the price of playin in the big leagues boys. Enter at your risk, go big or go home.
  16. So is stopping in the same thing as "slipping in"? Sounds a little sketchy.
  17. Dammit I already watch a ton of other shows on Wednesdays, that's too bad...
  18. Somewhere Tony Covey is in awe of the hefty girth and mighty length of this intro, and elsewhere Adam is just happy you kept it under 10,000 words. Welcome, finally, to MGS. PS: I'm sorry patterning with me on Sunday's leads to such frustration in your game...
  19. Tough as Huck - Children's Hospital Charity Scramble https://www.toughashuck.com/ I really wanted to tell a story about a no longer "new" forum member and a great friend - joyzee aka Clint. A year ago he messaged me on Instagram asking if I could share his tournament and story to hopefully get some exposure for it. Sure I said, but that's not where it stopped. After reading and seeing what it was all about, two hours later I'd entered my own scramble team to support the cause. Clint's family story: Baby huck was born with a heart defect and saved by our local BC Children's Hospital. Now every year Huck hosts a charity tournament to give back. And here's the official story from Clint's family off their website: https://www.toughashuck.com/our-story On July 4, 2015 our beautiful son Huck was born. Unfortunately Huck was born with a rare congenital heart defect known as transposition of the great arteries. This occurs when the two main arteries leaving the heart – the aorta and the pulmonary artery – are reversed. This starves the body of oxygen and is fatal without intervention. Knowing our son's survival was dependent on open-heart surgery was absolutely devastating and terrifying, but we felt confident in the teams' ability to provide the best care for our baby. At just five days old, Huck underwent his first open-heart operation. He came out of the operating room with a breathing tube, feeding tube, pace maker, drains, open sternum and numerous other tubes. The sight of Huck post-op was horrific. As a parent, nothing can ever prepare you for what we encountered. A few days after his operation Huck's right lung collapsed and he required another surgery. The very next day Huck developed another post-op complication that was extremely rare. A blood clot was obstructing the main vein draining blood from the head. This condition is so rare that our surgeon had never once seen this happen in his twenty-three year career. Huck was once again rushed away for emergency surgery. It was at this point that Clint and I were told to prepare for the worst. Our doctors did not expect Huck to survive and it was a moment we will unfortunately never forget. Thankfully, we had an amazing surgeon and dedicated team who refused to give up on Huck that day and miraculously he survived! Through our journey, it became evident how crucial donations are to BC Children's Hospital. The donations allow the hospital to recruit the best staff in the world and equip the hospital with state-of-the-art technology. The level of care offered to families is phenomenal. I honestly don't have a better word to use than phenomenal. The staff is caring, patient and extraordinarily talented. We will forever be grateful to BC Children's Hospital for saving our son. And we will forever be grateful to all of you for helping us support such an amazing place. Not only does it mean the world to us, but also it means so much to all the other families that utilize BC Children's Hospital every day. Click here to read more about Huck's Miracle Story on BC Children's Hospitals' Foundation website. ----- I just wanted to share this with our great MyGolfSpy community and say how lucky I am to have met a guy like Clint and his family. Maybe some of you can even help support his cause, hell even go donate to your local children's hospital and be a part of things. And if you live local, c'mon put a team in. I invite you to come and take it. PS: I only slept with it once ​
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