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ANNOUNCEMENT -  MyGolfSpy's New Forum Directors 

 

I wanted to quickly say thank you to all of those that applied for the Forum Director position.  

 

We have completed our search for the MGS Forum Director and we wanted to thank you for taking the time to apply.  After all the applications it became apparent that this was going to be more than a 1 man job if we wanted to do this right.

 

We had an incredibly unique application that came in that we knew early on would be a great fit.  It was a group application, made up of 4 long standing MGS forum members.  

 

We have already started to put a plan in place to give you guys the type of experience you deserve.  Over the next 12 months we are going to make every effort possible to make the forum the most influential in golf.  And a place for real golfers to visit and have open discussions about the game they love.  And a place you can learn more about the game and make some lasting friendships.

 

This is going to be a true community of golfers that share a similar vision.  

 

With that being said I want to introduce the (4) New MGS Forum Directors to you all.  From this point forward these will be your point of contacts for any and everything related to the forum.  

 

In the coming days and weeks you will be a part of this change and growth.  You will also begin to see some early plans for what we have in store.  

 

I hope you guys enjoy the things we have planned.

 

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John Barba aka “Barbajo”

 

Prior Lake, MN

Age 54

 

Why are you an MGS member? – I made MGS my online “home” because it reminds me of Cheers, where everyone knows your name!  Seriously – it was the one forum where, as a newcomer, I felt welcome and encouraged to participate. Not every Golf Forum is like that – especially if you don't claim to be a low single-digit ‘capper who averages 307 off the tee and can feather-fade a 6-iron to a back-right pin placement on command.  It's a real home for real golfers.

 

What brought you to MGS? – I was looking for irons and was looking for reviews online, and virtually every search brought me to MGS. The reviews were honest, frank and extremely informative, and helped point me in the right direction.  They were written with the “real” golfer in mind – not the “internet sensation.”  

 

Why do you stay? – So many friends!  Like I said, it's like Cheers – the theme song is bouncing through my head as I write this.  My 18 year-old likes to say “Dad's hangin' with his goffin' peeps again.”  I've been able to meet and play with several Forum members, and hope to do more of it in the future!  

 

What do the forums mean to you? – Simple – it's where my goffin' peeps hang!  It's where I come to share experiences, to learn about equipment and to learn better ways to play this crazy game.  Couple of years ago I tried my hand at clubmaking and was amazed how many strangers became friends because they wanted to help. It's a generous, knowledgeable and friendly community.  You don't find that just anywhere.

 

Reviews & Other Highlights: I reviewed the Cobra Amp Cell irons in the summer of 2013, and just recently was fortunate enough to visit Nike's “The Oven” and write a review.  

 

 

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Jason Bonesteel aka “JBones”

 

Newburgh, IN

Age 34

 

Why are you an MGS member? – I like the wide range of members, personality wise and skill wise.  There's not a bunch of 300 yard driving phenoms, so it allows me to be that guy….HA.  I also love the mission of MGS……keeping it real for real golfers (my words).

 

What brought you to MGS? – I had been a lurker for a while, but I officially came for a review/thoughts on cheaper “Tour” quality golf balls.  

 

Why do you stay? – I have made a lot of friends on MGS and I'm not talking internet friends, I'm talking about people that I have drove hours in pouring rain to hang out with.  I also think that MGS is at the top of their game with the current staff that is in place and the way they go about their business.

 

What do the forums mean to you? – It's a place where I can go to talk…..about golf, life, beer, cigars, etc.  I have also learned a lot about the game and equipment from people in all walks of life.  I love all the different view points.

 

Reviews & Other Highlights: I reviewed the TaylorMade Rocketbladez and a few other of my experiences with equipment fittings and such.  I was also one of the 8 MGS'ers sent to Carlsbad for the Taylormade SLDR Loft Up event.

 

 

 

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Sean Frazier aka “Mr_Theoo”

 

Columbus, Ohio

Age 27

 

Why are you an MGS member? - Because I'm not judged on what's in my bag or how long I hit the ball. At MGS my opinion is valued as much as the next person and any question I can think of is met with real answer and not ridicule. 

 

What brought you to MGS? - The reviews on the blog brought me and the family-like environment on the Forums keeps me coming back. I only started golfing 3 years ago with very little knowledge, and I've learned so much at MGS in such a short amount of time. 

 

Why do you stay? – Simple – it's the friendships! My “real world” friends aren't into golf, so it's nice to have others to talk to who are as obsessed as I am.

 

What do the forums mean to you? - The forums are a place to unwind, learn and talk golf and life. It's my hangout where I come to enjoy golf even when I'm not playing it.

 

Reviews & Other Highlights: I've reviewed the RBZ stage 2 hybrid and fairway woods. I was also one of the 8 MGS'ers sent to Carlsbad for the Taylormade SLDR Loft Up event.

 

 

 

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Brad Clarke aka “Aotearoabrad”

 

Mililani, HI

Age 34

 

Why are you an MGS member? – I'm a member because of the independence of the information that MGS provides. I feel I can trust the reviews on MGS – and that's unique!

 

What brought you to MGS? – I initially found out about MGS while looking for reviews for irons I was looking at purchasing. I was lured in by a contest but loved the fact that the reviews were independent of OEMs, and I have stayed because of the community within MGS.

 

Why do you stay? – haha – I've met some cool peeps. I guess I figured I'd take the info I needed and that'd be it, but some of the conversations I've had on the forums have led to real friendships and I now have a bunch of guys all across the US (and abroad) that I'm really looking forward to teeing it up with!

 

What do the forums mean to you? – It's a place where I can get unbiased information and exposure to a bunch of new equipment/news that I wouldn't otherwise be exposed to. It's also a place that I feel comfortable talking honestly about my game (the good, the bad, and the very ugly) and can ask for advice. The reason that I can do that is because my experience has been the members are very sincere in providing constructive feedback – whether that's through advice… or a gentle suggestion to get fitted!

 

Reviews & Other Highlights: 2014 Cobra Bio-CELL Irons Member-reviews, Course Reviews, and some small goods reviews along the way

 

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Interesting approach.  I like it!

In the year since I joined MGS, I have enjoyed posts by each Director.  Very good choices.

 

Congratulations John, Jason, Sean and Brad!  Well deserved!

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Interesting approach.  I like it!

In the year since I joined MGS, I have enjoyed posts by each Director.  Very good choices.

 

Congratulations John, Jason, Sean and Brad!  Well deserved!

 

Thanks Kenny!  Very much appreciated -- and we're all looking forward to having some serious fun with this forum and make it the very best in the business.  And thanks to MGS for giving us this awesome opportunity - we won't let you down!!!

 

We do plan to hit the ground running - so keep your eyes and ears open.  We're going to need everyones help and input to make your forum just like Cheers, where everybody knows your name!

 

 

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Driver:  Sub 70 639D - 9.5; :cleveland-small: Launcher HB Turbo; :mizuno-small: ST 190 
FW Wood: :tour-edge: Tour Edge EXS 220 - 15*; :mizuno-small: ST 180 14*
Hybrids:  PXG 0311 22
Utility Irons: :wilson_staff_small: Staff Model Utilities 18, 21, 24*;  Lynx VT Stinger - 16*
Irons::wilson_staff_small: D7 Forged; :benhogan-small:PTx Pro, :macgregor-small: VIP 1025 V-Foil MB/CB; :wilson_staff_small: Progressives (circa 1993)

Wedges:  :cleveland-small: CBX -2, :benhogan-small:Riviera 52-56-60; :wilson_staff_small: Staff Model
Putter:   :edel-golf-1:  Willamette,  :bettinardi-small: BB8,  :benhogan-small:Baby Ben

Ball: :bridgestone-small: Tour B X (2020); :srixon-small: Z-STAR XV

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Congrats to all four Directors!  John, Jason, Sean and Brad, ya'll will have to step it up in the next few months.  As Directors you will be expected to excel, even when your game is in the toilet......LOL

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Congrats gentleman. I'm sure you will do MGS well.

Driver: Titleist TSi3 9.0*/Mitsubishi Tensei Raw White 75 x stiff
Fairway: Titleist TSi2 13.5*/Mitsubishi Tensei Raw White 85 x stiff
Hybrid/ Driving Iron: Titleist TS3 19*/ Mitsubishi Tensei CK Pro White 100 x stiff
Hybrid/ Driving Iron: Titleist U510 Project X Hzrdus Smoke 90 x stiff
Irons: Titleist  T200 5-PW Nippon Modus Pro 120 Stiff
Wedges: Vokey SM8 48*F/ TT DG s200
Wedges: Vokey SM8 54*D/ TT DG s200
Wedges: Vokey SM8 58*D/ TT DG s200
Putter: Scotty Cameron Monterey 35"
Ball: Titleist Pro Pro V1

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I think this is a brilliant move by MGS.  It's a big job and these are the right guys to tackle it. 

 

Let us know how we can help make that job easier and best wishes!

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Welcome one and all! 

 

Let me know how I can help ya' :)

 

Thank Dave - look forward to working with you!  And careful what you offer -- you may wind up blocking us!!!!   :lol:

 

What's in the bag:
 
Driver:  Sub 70 639D - 9.5; :cleveland-small: Launcher HB Turbo; :mizuno-small: ST 190 
FW Wood: :tour-edge: Tour Edge EXS 220 - 15*; :mizuno-small: ST 180 14*
Hybrids:  PXG 0311 22
Utility Irons: :wilson_staff_small: Staff Model Utilities 18, 21, 24*;  Lynx VT Stinger - 16*
Irons::wilson_staff_small: D7 Forged; :benhogan-small:PTx Pro, :macgregor-small: VIP 1025 V-Foil MB/CB; :wilson_staff_small: Progressives (circa 1993)

Wedges:  :cleveland-small: CBX -2, :benhogan-small:Riviera 52-56-60; :wilson_staff_small: Staff Model
Putter:   :edel-golf-1:  Willamette,  :bettinardi-small: BB8,  :benhogan-small:Baby Ben

Ball: :bridgestone-small: Tour B X (2020); :srixon-small: Z-STAR XV

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I think this is a brilliant move by MGS.  It's a big job and these are the right guys to tackle it. 

 

Let us know how we can help make that job easier and best wishes!

 

Thank you Rev -- we'll be relying on vets such as yourself for a lot of guidance -- both forum and spiritual!

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What's in the bag:
 
Driver:  Sub 70 639D - 9.5; :cleveland-small: Launcher HB Turbo; :mizuno-small: ST 190 
FW Wood: :tour-edge: Tour Edge EXS 220 - 15*; :mizuno-small: ST 180 14*
Hybrids:  PXG 0311 22
Utility Irons: :wilson_staff_small: Staff Model Utilities 18, 21, 24*;  Lynx VT Stinger - 16*
Irons::wilson_staff_small: D7 Forged; :benhogan-small:PTx Pro, :macgregor-small: VIP 1025 V-Foil MB/CB; :wilson_staff_small: Progressives (circa 1993)

Wedges:  :cleveland-small: CBX -2, :benhogan-small:Riviera 52-56-60; :wilson_staff_small: Staff Model
Putter:   :edel-golf-1:  Willamette,  :bettinardi-small: BB8,  :benhogan-small:Baby Ben

Ball: :bridgestone-small: Tour B X (2020); :srixon-small: Z-STAR XV

Stat Tracker/GPS Watch: :ShotScope:


 
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WOW !  congrats guys....  Directors sounds too formal.  Have to come up with something different.....  HMMMMMMMM.

Driver:   :taylormade-small: M3 Tensei CK Pro Blue
3-Metal:: :callaway-small: GBB EPIC, FujiKura Pro Green

5-Metal:  :cobra-small: F-7, FujiKura Pro

Irons:   :mizuno-small: MP-18 SC, KBS Tour 120

Wedges:  :cleveland-small:   RTX-3  52 - 56 - 60
Putter:  EVN-Roll ER-5

Ball :  :bridgestone-small: Tour B XS

Range Finder:  Busnnell Tour-X,  Garmin S20 

 

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Congrats gentlemen!! :)

DRIVER:                  :mizuno-small:  ST190, 10.5*, Fujikura  Atmos Black Tour Spec 65g, Stiff flex, Golf Pride CP2 Wrap, midsize

HYBRIDS:    :adams-small:    Pro  2 hybrid 16*, Aldila Tour Red 75g, Stiff, Superstroke TX1 Midsize grip 

                        :mizuno-small:           JPX 850 hybrid 19*, UST Proforce V2 85g, Stiff, Superstroke TX1 Midsize grip                                  

IRONS:            :cobra-small:    King Forged Tour 4i-pw, KBS FLT, shafts, stiff,  Superstroke TX1 Midsize grips

WEDGES:        rsz_scor-golf-logo.png        50, 55, 60 degree wedges with Genius 12 stiff flex,   Superstroke TX1 Midsize grips

PUTTER:       :odyssey-small:    O-Works Marksman 33.5", Superstroke 1.0 Flatso grip w/ 50g counter core

BALL:          :bridgestone-small: Tour B X                                                     
                  
BAG:          :Ogio:              Cirrus Golf Bag 
 
Shoes:              Skechers                  Hexgo Control  Shoes

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I think this is a brilliant move by MGS.  It's a big job and these are the right guys to tackle it. 

 

Let us know how we can help make that job easier and best wishes!

Had to do the quote thing The computer will not let me click on and do a reply on my own. So Rev forgive me for piggybacking on your post

Any how congrats on the positions and I am glad to see faces with names of the folks I have been conversing with on here.

Driver Homna  G1- X Stock Homna Regular shaft

4 wood Adams Tight Lies 

5 wood Adams Tight Lies 

24* Hybrid Adams A 10-OS Pro Launch Red R

Irons 5 thru PW 1980 Macgregor VIP Hogan Apex #2 shafts

SW- Wilson Staff JP II 56* shaft unknown

Putter 1997 Santa Fe rusty as heck

 

 

 

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WOW !  congrats guys....  Directors sounds too formal.  Have to come up with something different.....  HMMMMMMMM.

 

Open to suggestions Hula -- how about "Forum Rangers?"

 

What's in the bag:
 
Driver:  Sub 70 639D - 9.5; :cleveland-small: Launcher HB Turbo; :mizuno-small: ST 190 
FW Wood: :tour-edge: Tour Edge EXS 220 - 15*; :mizuno-small: ST 180 14*
Hybrids:  PXG 0311 22
Utility Irons: :wilson_staff_small: Staff Model Utilities 18, 21, 24*;  Lynx VT Stinger - 16*
Irons::wilson_staff_small: D7 Forged; :benhogan-small:PTx Pro, :macgregor-small: VIP 1025 V-Foil MB/CB; :wilson_staff_small: Progressives (circa 1993)

Wedges:  :cleveland-small: CBX -2, :benhogan-small:Riviera 52-56-60; :wilson_staff_small: Staff Model
Putter:   :edel-golf-1:  Willamette,  :bettinardi-small: BB8,  :benhogan-small:Baby Ben

Ball: :bridgestone-small: Tour B X (2020); :srixon-small: Z-STAR XV

Stat Tracker/GPS Watch: :ShotScope:


 
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How about:

 

Global systems of interconnected computer networks using the standard Internet protocol suite message boards chief administrative operations organizers supervisors and coordinators?

 

I like how it rolls off the tongue.

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How about:

 

Global systems of interconnected computer networks using the standard Internet protocol suite message boards chief administrative operations organizers supervisors and coordinators?

 

I like how it rolls off the tongue.

 

Oh it rolls alright...  

 

What's in the bag:
 
Driver:  Sub 70 639D - 9.5; :cleveland-small: Launcher HB Turbo; :mizuno-small: ST 190 
FW Wood: :tour-edge: Tour Edge EXS 220 - 15*; :mizuno-small: ST 180 14*
Hybrids:  PXG 0311 22
Utility Irons: :wilson_staff_small: Staff Model Utilities 18, 21, 24*;  Lynx VT Stinger - 16*
Irons::wilson_staff_small: D7 Forged; :benhogan-small:PTx Pro, :macgregor-small: VIP 1025 V-Foil MB/CB; :wilson_staff_small: Progressives (circa 1993)

Wedges:  :cleveland-small: CBX -2, :benhogan-small:Riviera 52-56-60; :wilson_staff_small: Staff Model
Putter:   :edel-golf-1:  Willamette,  :bettinardi-small: BB8,  :benhogan-small:Baby Ben

Ball: :bridgestone-small: Tour B X (2020); :srixon-small: Z-STAR XV

Stat Tracker/GPS Watch: :ShotScope:


 
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Thanks everyone for the kind words and support! And big thank you to mgs for giving us thus opportunity to make our second home even better than it already is!

Driver:   :callaway-small: Epic 10.5 set to 9.5 w/ Tour AD-DI 44.5

FW:   :cobra-small: F6 baffler set at 16º

Hybrid:  NONE
Irons:   :taylormade-small:  3i 2014 TP CB  4-PW 2011 TP MC w/ TT S400

Wedges:   :nike-small: 52º :nike-small: 56º  :edel-golf-1: 60 º w/ KBS C-Taper XS Soft-stepped

Putter:   :ping-small: Sigma G Tyne 34 inches Gold dot

 

 

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