These are the forum members who will be testing the Tour Edge Exotics CBX 119 Hybrid:
@fozcycle @MattF @bens197 @dhartmann34 ______________________________________________________
Hybrids have long been a love/hate club for many players. Many love them and the forgiveness they offer, and many hate them for their tendency to hook. Finding the perfect or even dependable hybrid is often an ever going process for many players. It's also not one you see a lot on the PGA Tour. But if you have spent any time watching the PGA Tour Champions over the past couple months, you no doubt have noticed two things.
1) A big tour presence by Tour Edge, in not only it's well established fairway woods, but more recently the Exotics CBX hybrid popping up in the bags of Scott McCarron and others. The club has been vital to McCarron as he has won two events in the last three weeks. What makes this hybrid so attractive, well we'll if a picture is worth 1,000 words, then a video must be worth at least 2,000. So see for yourself
So there it is, we're looking for four testers to test, review and keep a Tour Edge Excotics CBX 119 hybrid of your choice. Follow the instructions below.
Per the OEM's request this testing is open to Right Handed Golfers in the US.
Do Not Quote this post in your entry: Doing so may lead to disqualification.
Provide the following information:
First Name/City, State
Current hybrid model Played
What loft you think you would choose and why
We'll be picking the testers sometime next week so check back to see if you've been selected. Good Luck!!
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE FOLLOWING MEMBERS FOR BEING SELECTED...STAY TUNED FOR MORE INFO FROM ME
Sit Down This is A Big One!!
What's your most effective club after your last iron and before your driver, 4-hybrid, 5 wood, utility iron? And how does that club fit with the rest of your clubs in that gap? Were you fit for it? Well according to the people I met with at PING at the PGA Show, most golfers don't pay as much attention to this area as they pay to the driver, irons and putter. Sure it may not be as thrilling as a driver fitting, and being covered up with head covers they may not bring the attention to your bag that shiny new irons do. But properly fit and gapped, they absolutely will save strokes in your long game.
So we are looking for four testers to join myself in putting the latest line of PING G410 fairway-woods/hybrids/crossovers to test to see how they help improve your long game. Which clubs will you be testing? Well that's where part of the real fun comes in. Once selected, the testers will be set up with a FREE fitting by the local rep or an authorized top fitter in the area, for the gap between driver and irons. When the fitter has determined the setup those specs will be sent to PING and you will receive the clubs to test/review and keep.
It's imperative that anyone that applies for this testing, understands and agrees that they will receive exactly what the fitter recommends, and not what you think you'd prefer or think you'd be more comfortable with. If you're not willing to put your trust in the hands of professional fitters, than this testing isn't for you. So put all egos aside and go into the fitting open minded. I know I did exactly that and was quite surprised and even more pleased at the results. I'll share my experiences and setup once the testing has begun.
Also just want everyone to know, while the recent partnership announcement between PING and Arccos is very exciting, they will not be an option for this this testing.
How to apply.
This is important, so please follow these instructions carefully:
1. If you haven't already, make sure you're a registered MyGolfSpy Forum member
2. In this thread (and ONLY in this thread - please don't go back to the blog and apply - it won't do you any good!), tell us the following:
- Your first name
- Your swing speed and handicap
- Your current setup of FW/Hybrid/Utility,....for example: 17* Utility iron, 5 wood, 4 hybrid
Right Hand or Left Hand
This review opportunity is open to any golfer who resides in the US (due to fitting logistics). We'll be announcing the testers in this thread next week, so make sure to check back.
Please do not 'quote' this post when applying...
Interesting contest/sweepstakes on Twitter HERE or via this blog post HERE (for the non-tweeters) where you can enter a weekly Golf sweepstakes by picking the winner of that week's PGA Tourney.
Enter by naming you you think will win the Honda Classic winner by 2/28/19 on Twitter HERE or via THIS blog post HERE for a great chance to win a fun golf prize!
Spent a couple of hours this afternoon at the Tampa Bay Golffest event. A really nice though not especially large demo day event hosted by Tampa Bay Downs. Had a chance to hit some of the new offerings out there in the marketplace and some potential GolfSpy test candidates.
Hit several drivers. The new Mizuno ST, Ping G410, Wilson Cortex, and Cobra F9 Speedback. Keeping in mind it wasn't full fitting for each, but the reps did ask enough questions to get you close enough spec wise so you were hitting something close to your current gamer. Of the 4, my least favorite was the Mizuno, it just didn't have the same feel as the others. The Ping G410 just felt AWESOME. The Cobra felt good, like the ball was exploding off the face, but the ball flight was a little higher than my preference, and the ball was airborne for.....ever. The Cortex was a surprise. Felt good and solid, sound and ball flight were right there with all the others. I hit a smattering of irons, but wasn't focused enough on those to include data. The latest of the Mizuno JPX forged though was a very solid feeling club. In any case, I didn't put anything back on the rack thinking "boy that sucked" so be encouraged GolfSpy universe, there is some really good equipment coming out this year.
Also spied some of the new Bridgestone e12 golf balls in the sale tent. I'm sure we are all waiting for the revelation of those testers (my fingers are crossed).
Last, I got some Trackman style feedback on the effectiveness of the SuperSpeed training system (about to start week 9 for me). Participating in the skills contests, included 4 Trackman assessed shots with driver. With a mis-fit glove, no warm-up, no golf shoes, and a random selection of not my drivers to choose from, I got all 4 swings onto the grid with 3 going past 270 at 100mph. About a 15-20 yard gain from last season!! Still waiting on the promised email with the Trackman video/data and pro comparison.
A pretty cool afternoon.
While at the PGA Show I had the opportunity to stop by the Under Armour Golf booth and check out all the latest in it's line of apparel, shoes and accessories. I made off with these two cool pair of shades that we are giving away to two lucky forum members. To be eligible, you have to be a forum member. Then it's a simple as posting below which model you would prefer.
1) Big Shot Tuned Golf ideal for wearing on the course during play
2) Glimpse Tuned Recovery, designed to help your eyes de-stress after the round and return to a natural state,
Both can be used on the course and the Big Shot Golf Tuned is one of the few golf sunglasses that are officially rated safe for driving a vehicle.
So tell us below which one you would choose to win and Good Luck!!
Entries will be closed on Sunday February 3rd at 11:59 PM EST The two winners will be announced in this thread by Tuesday February 5, 2019.
Thanks everyone for the great response to this giveaway.
Congratulations to our two winners: Please send me a PM with your mailing address.
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