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TBS

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  1. Well… The PGA tour is starting to make some moves. https://golfweek.usatoday.com/2021/11/11/pga-tour-launch-guaranteed-money-events-for-top-stars/ I think this is a really smart move and should be a well deserved payout to the top players. If done well this would be some fun events to watch.
  2. Hey guys - I wanted to revisit this test and ask a question of the testers. @Mtbryant01 @revkev @Rchang @StrokerAce Are you still using this product? If so, how often or frequently do you use it?
  3. You are the man @MattF, sharing love and celebrating the forum every day!!
  4. It depends on the day but I'm starting to think that the SGL/PGL could actually put the PGA tour in jeopardy. Hear me out with these quick thoughts- PGA Tour does not operate the Majors... if you are a top 50 player why not take a chance at joining a new league with (allegedly) much higher $$$ and better schedules. Sorry if your home town/state benefits BUT there are too many tour events and tour stops. Who watched Bahamas this week? Or Sanderson Farms? If either of these other Leagues take off, the PGA tour will just be a graduated Korn Ferry tour. A little higher payouts, nicer courses, but still not the big money. I'm no lawyer but I don't think the lifetime ban that is being threatened will hold up. I do have some concerns - I wish SGL/PGL would combine and focus on creating a better Pro Golf experience. I'm concerned if there are three, it is going to be average Pro golf all around. Oh yeah... Saudi money... human rights... Killing journalists... yeah not great for "Living under par". What are your thoughts? Are you for some new leagues? Should the PGA be worried?
  5. I went to Berry College in Rome. There are some really underrated golf courses in the NW Georgia area. Welcome!
  6. Fun question - how much would you pay for a PPV experience for each golf major plus Presidents and Ryder cups to cut out the commercials? I would be easily tempted with $100-$150.
  7. Strick is committed to the data, so I won’t be surprised if it seems like his pairings don’t make sense based off today’s play. I’m loving his strategy and game plan. Keeping everyone guessing.
  8. Am I starting to come around on Bryson?? Oh no, it’s happening!
  9. I'm so in. I definitely picked with my heart and not my head on this one. Oh well, its the Ryder Cup baby! USA!
  10. I've only scanned through some of these responses but I want to echo what so many have said and show some data that backs it up. A few months ago, I wanted to see if I could identify the X factor on getting chosen. Well, there is no X factor, the mods like @GolfSpy MPR @GolfSpy_THV @Golfspy_CG2 (Sorry if I left you out! These came to mind first) do a great job of selecting both high and low posters, donors, non-donors, and first time and returners. There is no secret - get involved, post quality content, if you get chosen to review do it well and timely, support others in the community, and donate if you can.
  11. If Stricker is going with the pod system, these are the perfect pods. Brooks being with Berger and English will help him get into the team spirit. Bryson with the "cool kids" will help his ego and keep him positive. The DJ group is interesting but all 4 put together create the most well rounded team when it comes to strength on course. I'm pumped.
  12. I think Brooks's comments about how its different/difficult event compared to other tour events got blown way out of proportion and twisted to "I'm not into this event". He's a competitor, he's played college golf and other team sports, when he gets in the team environment with half of the team being young guys, he's going to want to be a leader. Not to mention, I feel like everybody just laughed off Bryson's comments about his hands being wrecked prepping for long drive. All of these top guys have outside responsibilities but they have trained to focus on the current event they are playing and not worrying to far ahead. I think the reality is that the top Americans are celebrities and this event is a small part of their responsibilities and roles. But, similar to Olympics, when they all get together and put on the red, white, and blue, perspective changes. I think the picks this year are spot on. Reed was quoted saying he thought he was going to die a few weeks ago. Love Kis but personality does not win matches on this course. The US made a clear commitment to brining in young guys which will pay off over the next few years. I think course setup should be tough tucked pins the first day and make them easier the following days. The US should have center pin locations on Sunday looking for a birdie fest.
  13. Looking forward to seeing who is selected. I still have my original White Ice Rossie that I retired a few years ago for some more toe hang, but it served me well!
  14. Max is going to be around a long time. He will have a major in the next few years. Most likely at an Open or Masters, since he is not the longest. I love his swing, its compact, smooth and repeatable. His coach Mark Blackburn is quickly becoming a hot name on tour.
  15. Another great test by the MGS crew - https://mygolfspy.com/2021-most-wanted-wedge/ Wow have the top wedges gotten expensive. For a piece of equipment that you are supposed to replace every year or 2, $150+ is getting steep. But, I think if I needed to upgrade, I might try the Sub70. Seems like a great budget option for a third of the price with only a slight drop off in performance. Who else misses the days of Cleveland RTX4? What is your biggest takeaway from this test?
  16. I stopped using it. I think Dynamic Brands makes very quality products but keeping up with an app like this takes some commitment of human and capital resources, so a company dealing with 90% of bags and carts, adding this tech item plus an app seems a little off of their typical products. So a failure to keep up with OS requirements does not surprise me. Like I said in my review, I think the intention of this product is good, but requiring the use of a separate app misses the mark, for me.
  17. I have a Taylormade TP Black Copper Juno putter that I love including the stock grip, which is a Superstroke pistol gt 1.0. After 2 years with it, the white grip is now off white and logos/designs are almost rubbed off. I like the feel and size of this grip, especially since I switched to left hand low this past summer. So, 2 questions- 1. Are there any good alternatives to super stroke for a similar size grip? All the super stroke grips are pretty ugly and design heavy. I would love for a grip to either be a fun design like Sweet Rollz or a larger company like SS or Winn that has more basic designs. What is your go to? 2. How do you all keep these larger putter grips clean? My club grips tend to scrap up against them making them even more dirty.
  18. I think there is a market for MacKenzie bags, specifically custom ones. I definitely want one eventually, they have made some really sweet custom ones.
  19. I'm similar to many of you. Long putts, I only want to see a blank ball, no lines. For medium putts, it depends; 75% of the time, I will not line it up. I find that I will focus too much on line and not about speed. I've had some terrible putts that I've blown by or babied bc of this. when I do line it up, the putt has to be fairly straight and nothing more than a ball outside. I find that picking a blade of grass or an old pitch mark to help me with start line is much easier then the line. For short putts, I like to line it up, especially if I'm not feeling super confident on the practice green pre round. I like it because speed is less of a concern because I like to putt confidently on shorter putts. When it comes to lines, I'm not picky. The manufacturer logo/line works okay. I've tried the TP5 Pix and its alright, nothing special. I do like the triple track. It allows me to see the line as less of an actual line and more of how the ball will roll. I've thought about buying a triple track stencil but I'm kind of lazy when it comes to marking my ball. I've seen a few tour pros use an additional perpendicular line on their ball, I assume to check that their putter is square to their line. Have any of you all tried this. It seems like a big pain to mark on your ball and to set when on the green. But, if it helps put the ball in the hole, I guess its worth it.
  20. Talk about all things distance debate! Do we have a distance problem? Are we headed toward bifurcation? If so, does the ball or club need to be dialed back?
  21. TBS

    Happy thread

    Welcome to the world little one! You got to witness a shank of all shanks and a big right miss into the hazard the next night. Hopefully you won't repeat these mistakes but let's be honest we all do! Time for me to get some putting practice on carpet and hoping my game does not completely fall apart over the next couple of months, but it is well worth it if it does.
  22. Can’t you at least get launch monitor data? Most of the stores in my area have some level of launch monitor for you to see how the numbers change with different balls.
  23. At what point does adding length to a shaft change the shaft's performance? (besides, its a longer shaft). Let's say you buy a used Auto flex or Oban shaft and want to add a 1/2" or longer. Is there any change in how the shaft works when you add length? Is the kick point at a different spot? I'm not super knowledgeable about how shafts work, but in my head, there has to be some change, right?
  24. The ball test in '19 is what drew me to MGS and I've loved going through the '21 data and discussing it on the Ball test thread. I wanted to start a new thread for everyone to share what they are going to do with the data they received. So, what is your next move after reviewing the '21 ball test data?? For me, I'm going to try out some of the Vice Pro and Pro Plus. I fall right in between Mid and high swing and although my current gamer Snell MTBX faired well, it was not a standout like last year. Although I think ProV1x left dash would be a good fit, I'm not willing to pay the price at this point, so I like to look at the more premium budget (DTC) options. I've posted this elsewhere but this ball test showed that you really need to find the ball that is best for you, your equipment, and your game. I think Big Box stores should start offering ball fittings for a small price that can be applied when you buy 2 or more boxes of balls.
  25. Right - definitely has a little more spin and is flying the highest but it does not seem like it should take off that much, when it has comparable ball speeds.
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