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It's time for a MyGolfSpy Super Bowl pick'em contest! Like our contest for The Match, we're setting up some props for you to pick for Sunday's Rams vs. Patriots championship game. For each prop, complete the poll to pick the side you think will happen. NOTE THIS CAREFULLY: For a tie break, post in this thread the total points (both teams combined) that will be scored in the game. Submissions without a tie break will be given lowest priority in the event of a tie. And there are PRIZES! A MyGolfSpy putter cover (either mallet or blade) A MyGolfSpy bag tag A MyGolfSpy divot tool We'll be closing this contest at 6:00pm Eastern Time on Sunday. Good luck to all, and winners will be announced next week! ___________________________________________ Results time! We had 261 entries in the MyGolfSpy Prop Bet challenge. Some of the props resulted in landslide wins: only 9 of you thought there would be a safety; the other 252 of us were glad you were wrong. Some were pretty close to 50/50. Oddly, the total yardage prop (51.92% for the Patriots to 48.08% for the Rams) was closer to 50/50 than the actual 50/50 bet on the board (the coin toss, with 52.31% going heads and 47.69% tails). As for the tie break: everyone was (shocking) way over. The closest there was @Herb, at 29. The distribution was almost a bell curve; it skewed high because of a couple that most people got right: On one extreme was an entry that got a single prop correct. I don't want to single him out, but he and I were fellow reviewers on the G700 irons. Among the staff, @GolfSpy MBP had the most impressive performance, nailing 9 out of ten. He doesn't get a prize for two reasons: he's ineligible, and he picked a combined score of 327, which was only off by 311 points. (Also, I would rather have watched that game.) Rounding out the staff results: @GolfSpy STUDque: 8 @GolfSpy Barbajo and @GolfSpy Dave: 7 (and they both picked 49 points, for a total tie, or collusion) @GolfSpy MPR: 5 <sniffle> There were nine contestants who picked 9 out of 10 correctly. Unfortunately, only three of the nine (counting MBP) followed the instructions (left above in this post for the record) to add your total score prediction as a tie break. Honorable mentions, then, to he guys who nailed the predictions but didn't nail the instructions: @2talltodd @banny @deg430 @jody @marvimus @mtashiro That leaves three (how convenient!). In third place, picking 9 of 10 correctly and predicting 52 points scored was @Kduncan55! To him goes the MyGolfSpy divot tool! In second place, also getting 9 right but picking the still grossly inflated, but closer to the (boring) reality 44 points, is @golfer71909! We'll get a bag tag headed that way! And the winner of the MyGolfSpy Prop Bet contest is: @jscarborough55! He defied the odds and picked all 10 correctly. Being the only one who did so, it doesn't matter that he expected a wildly optimistic 45 points in the game. For his victory, he gets his choice of the MyGolfSpy mallet or blade headcovers! Congrats to the winners, and thanks to all for playing!
Just browsing through the forums today and it's hard to miss how many awesome things are going on right now with MGS. Just on the first page of New Content (which I can't seem to hardly ever make it past) we have such great topics as Most Wanted Driver Results Cobra Connect Challenge-Full Bag Edition Wilson Staff Spy Slam Masters contest for a custom set of Wilson irons of your choice Sneek Peak at the new Hogan Edge Irons and Equalizer Wedges Fantasy Golf Going On New Members by the boatload introducing themselves And overall just a lot of great golf conversations going on in a friendly, helpful manner with no drama or BS. This is fully due to the phenomenal membership here. Thanks to all you for making it such a great place, and for letting me hang out with ya'll Oh and stay tuned, if we haven't said it recently, testing season is just getting ramped up and the opportunities are going to be incredible. If you're new and have any questions about that, feel free to ask anyone here, they'll be glad to help. And it this thread will tell you most everything you need to know. Note: The thread was started 4 years ago, but GolfSpy_Meyer posted an update to it on post 178, so starting there is not a bad thing. https://forum.mygolfspy.com/topic/9910-how-forum-testers-will-be-chosen-do-not-apply-within/page-12?hl=%20want%20%20to%20%20be%20%20tester
Hey everyone! It's that time of year that people love giving stuff away, so it would be helpful to have a place to share sign-ups for giveaways online. Other than Rory giving away 5 pairs of headphones on his Facebook page (facebook.com/RoryMcilroy) I got an email about this one from 2nd Swing last week. Grand prize is two '14 Masters Scotty's. www.2ndswing.com/t-augusta-georgia-contest.aspx Also, I don't get any bonus entries for sharing the link, just thought it would be good to have a place to share 'em.
This golf blog is running a contest for the Masters, the grand prize is a Limited Edition Scotty and it looks pretty great. They're giving away some other Masters branded stuff, too. Thought I'd share because, apparently, you get extra drawing entries if you do. Here's the link! Masters Contest Who do you think has a shot at winning this weekend? I always cheer for Sergio, just because I feel like it has to happen eventually, right?