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  1. Putting has always been the best part of my game. I love my putter, I’ve had it for about 7 years and i can’t imagine a scenario where I’d get rid of it. 

    I recently had it re gripped from the standard grip I’ve always had to a mid sized grip and I can’t seem to hit a straight putt anymore. I’m pulling everything left and it’s driving me nuts. 

    How long do I give it before I go back to a standard grip? 

  2. On 1/21/2021 at 9:56 PM, SCJ1994 said:
    1. How long have you been playing golf? What’s your handicap or normal score? I went to the range with my dad as a kid a few times (whenever a vendor put on a tournament that he played in), then I started playing from time to time in the occasional charity tournament through my work after graduating. Caught the bug, now I’ve been playing pretty consistently for around a year and a half. My current handicap is a 17.4. 
    2. What do you love about golf? I enjoy the challenge of the game, being outside, and the social aspect. I also enjoy the fact that there will always be something to work on. My worst rounds make me want to come back and play the next day more than anything. 
    3. What brings you to MyGolfSpy? I’ve always found the research to be fascinating and really value the data-centric mentality they approach things with. 
    4. Where are you from? What is your home course? I’m from Greer, South Carolina. My home course is Paris Mountain CC, but I also play quite a bit at Greer CC. 
    5. What are the best and worst things about golf in your region? Being able to play year round, and the variety of courses in the upstate is really nice. The heat in the summer can be rough. 
    6. What do you do for a living? I work in preconstruction for a commercial casework manufacturer. 
    7. How’d you pick your user nameLive in SC, my name is Jake, and I was born in 94. 

    We’re practically neighbors, I’m in Inman. I’ve never played Greer CC or Paris Mountain, both are on my list to play though. Let me know if you ever want to get a round in. I try to play weekday afternoons as much as possible. 

  3. On 9/10/2020 at 9:49 PM, Popeye64 said:

    Pinehurst #2. The level of difficulty that is as tough as any course out there. Greens that defy description But there is also a gravity to the moment... that you are in the cathedral of golf.
    I did not rise to the challenge over all. But had a string of 4 pars on the backside and a final birdie on the closing hole.
    I had many big number holes that I had myself out of position and paid heavy prices for.
    A place that as you leave you just want a chance to play again.

    Sent from my SM-G981U using Tapatalk

    My wife surprised me with a weekend at Pinehurst last summer and I played 2 and 7. The timing of the weekend was as terrible as it could be, as I had been working through some swing changes and they were compounded by brand new clubs that I wasn’t used to yet. I still had a blast spraying shots all over number 2, and although I didn’t have a good score, my putter was lights out. I finished with no 3 putts, 29 total putts including several made longer than 30 feet. Definitely an extremely challenging course, and as you mentioned, the atmosphere surrounding it adds another element. 

  4. Harbour Town was incredibly difficult, as there is zero room for error off the tee and the course is so tight that if you’re not in the right part of the fairway you have to be able to shape your shot to have a chance at the green. Great course though, reallY enjoyed shooting over 100 there. 

    20 hours ago, Hoganman1 said:

    I would have to say Musgrove Mill Golf Club near Clinton SC. I was a non-resident member there in the mid 90s.I was an 8 hdcp on my home course here in Charlotte, but in my three years of playing Musgrove once a month I only broke 80 twice. Back then I played the par 72 6950 yard tees with a rating of 74.4 and a 153 slope. If I played there today I probably wouldn't break 100 even with my 10.8 index. 

    I’m not far from there, is it public? I love trying out new courses, even when they’re way harder than I should play. 

  5. I was always team Footjoy for golf shoes, but a great deal on Adidas Tech Response spineless shoes gave me a reason to branch out and I’m glad I did. They are as or more comfortable than any FJ I’ve ever had. I think the big difference will be water resistance, but I rarely play in wet conditions so it likely won’t be a huge issue. 

  6. 9 hours ago, Cbfodalo said:

    Nice bag.

    I recently started playing the jpx919 hm and I am really enjoying those clubs. 

    Have a new set of mavrik max irons i am changing out shafts to project x 6.5 steel. Once I get those shafts in mavriks I will play a few rounds and try to make a choice for gamer and backup.  Probable sell backup and get a set of Jpx921 forged to test out 

    I recently started playingba mavrik 3w and 5w, and I am really loving both of them.  

    I love these irons, they’re so easy to hit. When I was getting my fitting I thought for sure I’d end up with Mavriks, since I’d been gaming Callaways for years and loved them. They were bottom of the list performance wise after my fitting. My top two were the 919 and Wilson D7s and it was really close. Ping 410s (I think) were 3rd, had the best feeling but lacked the distance the 919 and D7s had. 

  7. 2 hours ago, Pandaman said:

    Speaking from experience... 

    I have an 8' square net and even when hitting as close to it as I can my wedges can get way too close to the top for comfort, close enough for me to lose confidence so I daren't swing fully.  And I skied my driver over the top once too (saved by my neighbours tree), scared the living $##t out of me enough to stop me using it for anthing other than a backstop for chipping.

    IMO, no matter how good you are, the odd 'sprayers' CAN happen.  It only takes one close call to cause you to lose confidence so you don't swing normally after  that, meaning your practice is not as useful.

    I would highly recommend that you try to get a cage type setup to contain the wild ones if you can, and get a smaller (cheaper) replaceable impact net/panel to cover the main impact area.  I have gone through my 'impact panel' in a year, spinning golf balls are quite abrasive, replacing the cage net frequently is not the most economical plan.

    Yeah this is what I’m afraid of. I’ve seen a couple that look like the cage setup you’re taking about but they are more expensive. 

  8. 8 hours ago, Shapotomous said:

    If you are able to build your own frame or have a place to keep it up you can get a 10 x 14 high impact golf net from Florida Net Company for under $75.  I have been using one since about May and have been happy with it.

    I’ve thought about doing this, but my wife won’t want something that’s always up. I can build one above my shop at work, but then I have to stay at work longer to use it. 

  9. What is the best backyard net that doesn’t break the bank? I see a lot of them that are 10’ wide and 7’ tall, is that big enough? I feel like I might miss, mostly on the height although I suppose if I’m close enough it shouldn’t be an issue. 

    1. How long have you been playing golf? What’s your handicap or normal score? I’ve played off and on since college, most years playing 15-20 rounds until my kids were born and then I played less than 20 rounds in 5 years. I moved from PA to Upstate SC in 2019 and golf became a way to meet new people and a year round option. Now I’m obsessed and set a goal of 40 rounds in 2021 after 35 in 2020. My goal was always to break 100 and to have fun, but now I’ve set my sights on breaking 80 (my low round of 84 has been done 3 times). My handicap was 23-24 early in 2020 and I’m down to just under 16 now with a goal to hit single digits  

    2. What do you love about golf? It’s a great way to get outside, get some exercise and be competitive. Plus my kids are starting to take an interest in it after seeing me practice and play so much lately. 

    3. What brings you to MyGolfSpy? Do you already know any other Spies? A friend sent me the link after MGS was featured on ESPN. I don’t think I know any others.

    4. Where are you from? What is your home course? I I’ve near Spartanburg SC, and play the most at Links O’Tryon in Campobello, SC.

    5. What are the best and worst things about golf in your region? Best thing is that I can play year round. Worst is that golf courses are busy year round.

    6. What do you do for a living? I work in construction safety

    7. How’d you pick your user name? I love mechanical watches. 

  10. 2020 saw a shift in my golf game. I got fitted for the first time and kept only 3 clubs from my bag. I re worked my swing, dropped my handicap from 24 to 16 and played more rounds (35) than the previous 5 years combined. I even changed ball allegiances. Without further adieu, here is what’s in my bag:

    Ping G410+ driver

    Taylormade Burner 3W*

    Cobra Speedzone 3h

    Mizuno JPX 919 Hot Metal 4-GW

    Cleveland CBX2 54 degree wedge

    Cleveland Smart Sole 2.0 58 degree wedge*

    Ping Scottsdale Piper C putter*

    The 3 clubs I kept are the 3 with the *

    I got a free set of arccos sensors with the Cobra Hybrid and I extended that subscription after the initial trial period. 

    After playing Callaway balls for years, I switched to Titleist, first Velocity, then switched to Tour Speed. 

    I set a goal of 40 rounds for 2021, and want to get to a single digit handicap. I am taking some online lessons and early returns are promising. I shot an 89 on a difficult course in cold, windy conditions this week, so I’m feeling pretty food about how this year will shape up for me. 

    I’ll likely upgrade my 3w and 58* wedge this year but you’d have to pry that putter out my cold lifeless hands before I switched it out. 

    Been reading MGS for a year or so, but haven’t posted much. Feel free to comment or ask questions about my clubs. 






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