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I'd be thrilled to be part of any test groups. Heck I don't even really need to keep the clubs. I just like hitting and testing new equipment.

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I am the one on the far left who hit the shot with two friends whose combined age with me is over 200 and with the baby of the group taking the picture we would not be far from 300.  My name is Al and I play to a 5.7 index at my home course here in Henderson, NV.  We get to play 12 months a year or my handicap would sky rocket.  Last August I gave my stiff shaft titeist woods and irons to my 16 year old grandson and bought my first set of non-titleist clubs in over 40 years.  The irons are set stronger than the ones I had and they have a regular shaft so I am hitting the ball further and back in the game at 6500 yards and under.  I have also moved to weaker shafts in my driver and rescue clubs to gain a better trajectory with distance. 

 

I struggled at first but now am back to hitting the ball like a 5 handicapper...Straighter, higher and gained distance control which I lost for a couple of months making the change.

 

I work one day a week as a starter/marshall at a Jack Nicklaus course (Reflection Bay) so that I can play my home course and the Nicklaus course both. 

 

I look forward to being a member of the forum and participating in some of the topics.  Having worked with two major golf equipment companies, I learned a lot about the market and was responsible to run the research, marketing plans and sales budgets for them as well as several other organizations. 

 

Great intro ALD!   If ya like you could also throw this over in the https://forum.mygolfspy.com/forum/60-introduce-yourself/  thread.    So glad you could join us!

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I'm new here but was impressed with the welcome i got in the introduce yourself forum so thanks guys. 

 

I would love to test new equipment for you guys but i guess being in Scotland that may be a problem. 

 

I do test a lot of new gear myself at a couple of local Pro shop/Ranges seeking a replacement Driver/3 wood/Irons as i've played the same kit for a long time but i find it VERY hard to get anything that is superior due to the fact i think if you are PROPERLY fitted for equipment and due to the very slight advances your going to struggle to gain anything tangible imo. 

 

Saying that i'm like a magpie and love shiny things and love to test kit so maybe i wont find the magical 15 yards on my driver claimed every year or whatever else the Marketing says but it's fun to try! 

 

Anyway enough droning from me but again thanks for the warm welcome! 

 

Best Regards

 

Derek

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Heck, who doesn't???

 

 

Lots of new members here - so I hope you guys take a second or two to read this.  To have a chance at being selected, here are 3 basic requirements...

 

 

1. Have an avatar or profile picture - without one, your chances are kinda slim

 

2. Do an Intro post - introduce yourself to the gang. People here are friendly and ready to welcome new members.

 

3. Participate in some existing threads -- browse the different topics and share what's on your mind.  

 

Don't worry about being new -- everyone here was new at one time.  We're very proud of our community and we're anxious for you to be a part of it.  

 

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What defines new? Am I considered new? As a lifelong Cobra iron owner I'd love the opportunity to test these clubs.

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What defines new? Am I considered new? As a lifelong Cobra iron owner I'd love the opportunity to test these clubs.

I think by "new" he means anyone that joined the site in the previous couple months.   That said, testing opportunities is always a balance between "new" members and "veteran" members.   I was selected my first year hear after only being  a member for a couple weeks, I think i did a good job on the review and I was selected again last year for the Mizuno JPX testing.   So I kind of fit both categories at different times.

 

The most important thing whether anyone is new or been around a while, follow the three steps outlined by Barbajo in the first post and you stand a pretty good chance of being selected sooner or later.   Most of keep active don't post only for the entry threads, that's most likely not going to get you in.   I see you've done a good job of posting in all areas of the forum, that's the exact type of activity they like to see when choosing someone.

 

Good luck,  I think 2018 is going to be a great year of testing opportunities on MGS, just like 2017 was. 

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I think by "new" he means anyone that joined the site in the previous couple months.   That said, testing opportunities is always a balance between "new" members and "veteran" members.   I was selected my first year hear after only being  a member for a couple weeks, I think i did a good job on the review and I was selected again last year for the Mizuno JPX testing.   So I kind of fit both categories at different times.

 

The most important thing whether anyone is new or been around a while, follow the three steps outlined by Barbajo in the first post and you stand a pretty good chance of being selected sooner or later.   Most of keep active don't post only for the entry threads, that's most likely not going to get you in.   I see you've done a good job of posting in all areas of the forum, that's the exact type of activity they like to see when choosing someone.

 

Good luck,  I think 2018 is going to be a great year of testing opportunities on MGS, just like 2017 was. 

 

 

If I was picking testers for my site you dayummmmmm right I would look at folks who are with me for the long haul.  You just want to snuggle up for the goods and run?  Nawwwww yo arse  won't git no tooty.....  ;)

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What defines new? Am I considered new? As a lifelong Cobra iron owner I'd love the opportunity to test these clubs.

The best part about MGS is post count means nothing.

 

Jump into discussions and talk shop. Have fun and add your opinions and experiences. Just posting on welcome threads or random threads with no real golf talk won't really help your chances.

 

Quality >>> Quantity

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I've been a member over at wrx for awhile but I feel like MGS is going to be a really good fit. Just having a bit of a time trying to figure out where everything is. I would love to test some stuff out but being in college really doesn't leave much time to 1) keep my form during the school year and 2) give me time to give the clubs the chance they deserve. With that said, once summer comes around in about a month or so I'll be all over the forums giving my 2 cents and trying to help others with equipment or instruction questions.

 

I'm the same LetterSee. I've been a member over at WRX for a bit and just joined MGS after being just a non-contributing reader. I have a feeling MGS will begin to be the website I come to first for reviews -- seems a lot more chill here.

 

On another note, I would love to be club tester one of these days. I think its great to hear from laymen, average golfers like myself and find it to be much more valuable, since we're not all scratch golfers, smashing it 300 yrds down the middle every time.

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I'm the same LetterSee. I've been a member over at WRX for a bit and just joined MGS after being just a non-contributing reader. I have a feeling MGS will begin to be the website I come to first for reviews -- seems a lot more chill here.

 

On another note, I would love to be club tester one of these days. I think its great to hear from laymen, average golfers like myself and find it to be much more valuable, since we're not all scratch golfers, smashing it 300 yrds down the middle every time.

Forum testing season just kicked off. Stay active on all the thread s let if know about your game. Posting in how did you play and what are you practicing threads are great places to do that.

 

 

 

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This site has been a good resource for keeping current in technology. It's overwhelming to read about shafts for irons when the industry standard for years was DG or Rifle flighted shafts. Woods, forget it. I've enjoyed scrolling and occasionally posting to pick fellow members' brains. It's a pleasant alternative to other social media mediums where trolls can pick fights and mock someone asking what should be a simple question. Glad to be on board.

 

 

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Newbie sticking my nose in.     Looks like a great bunch of folks.    Hit-on!


Hoping you get picked this year!


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This has been a fantastic group thus far.  I love to discuss and read about golf.  It's crazy how much there is out there and that you can always learn more about this great game.  

Just in the last 2 years, I feel like I have such a better understanding of what makes a club tick; from swingweight, to shaft profile, to hot melt.  Thanks for all the great conversation and hope to be able to start a club testing discussion sometime this year and get picked by MGS!

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