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I'm sure most of you guys are familiar with Mark and what he does and most people seem to take a pretty strong stance on guys like him, but I'm curious what the consensus is here in the community?

 

I, myself, love the guy. I love what he stands for, how he presents the clubs and himself and just the overall personality/way he goes about his business. Out of all of the YouTube guys he is the most MGS feeling to me. Very much on his own two feet and not afraid to call someone out. I was a bit disappointed to see him connect with WRX and hoped there was a shot we could work with him in sponsorship (not that I have anything to do with it, just as an outside observer) but still love his content nonetheless.

 

So what do you guys think? I can't stand meandmygolf and Shiels is decent. I'm a subscriber and like his take on things, but overall he just doesn't bring the same kind of personality and fire that Mark does.

 

It's amazing that I've been following the guy for so long. Really cool to see him grow like he has!

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I like him and Shiels both......don't see a lot of bias out of them, of course, you probably could have said that about Hank Haney at one point  :D

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I think the traditional breed of media personality is totally different with these YouTube guys though. I could be wrong, but Hank and Shiels/Crossfield have had a totally different path to get where they are.

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Has Mark sold his soul to Callaway?  Seems to be a lot of Callaway branding in his vids now.

 

I've been watching him for about 3 years and when he started it was great.  VERY independent and great stuff; but lately it seems that sponsors are stepping in and - maybe - controlling the narrative?

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... As someone that reviews clubs for over 20 years now, I can assure you it is easy to fall in love with an OEM when they are making great products. It can seem to an outside observer that all of a sudden you have been bought by an OEM, but truth is they are just making clubs that fit your game, your eye and they really perform for you. 

... I think Mark talks too much about stuff irrelevant to the review. I like to fast forward thru his reviews but usually like what he has to say about any given product. 

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I don't have a problem with MeandMygolf guys because they aren't out to do equipment reviews but swing aid and analysis. Good for them to be sponsored by Taylormade. I like Rick Shiels a lot and I think he is trustworthy. Also the quality of Vlogs of him and Peter Finch have no equal on YouTube in my opinion. To each his own.

 

 

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... As someone that reviews clubs fir over 20 years now, I can assure you it is easy to fall in love with an OEM when they are making great products. It can seem to an outside observer that al of a sudden you have been bought by an OEM, but truth is they are just making clubs that fit your game, your eye and they really perform for you.

 

... I think Mark talks too much about stuff irrelevant to the review. I like to fast forward thru his reviews but usually like what he has to say about any given product.

Completely agree. When TM was busting out some great new tech, Parfield was bagging them. Now with Cally making a great ball, driver wedges he has gamed those. All the stuff he games is backed by his testing (it's why he switched back to blades for more predictable yardage vs GI clubs). He of course, and he admits as much, has a soft spot for mizuno irons.

 

 

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I like Mark for his golf lessons and thoughts on the swing, but his equipment reviews not so much.

Everyone has an opinion I guess, but I've yet to see him (or anyone else for that matter) give a really critical review of anything. He's either completely gushing about a product or completely on the fence. I somehow doubt that the OEM's would be sending him much new gear if he really were to speak his mind on occasion though - and the same could apply to some forums too. I've said it many times before, but if you really want to know about a product, try it for yourself.

For the meantime though, keep up with the videos Mark. Just don't take off your hat too often though - it tends to scare the children.

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I can see where people come from in saying they think he doesn't really criticize clubs much. As a viewer of his for 7 or so years I've seen a lot of what he has to say. My perspective is though that when a club doesn't fit him, he purposely rides the fence because he understands that he doesn't represent every golfer and there is a segment of the viewing population that this club would fit. I think he does a good job of representing that for those clubs.

 

The overall perspective of his videos then shifts to him not speaking negative, although if we are looking at things objectively, who is building a truly "bad" club? They are all designed for a purpose and inevitably some of those won't fit his playing style. Doesn't mean he has to bash it. They just aren't for him.

 

I also believe that when it comes to products that he isn't afraid to game the absolute best fit for him period. That case can be shown on full display with the SLDR that he bagged. He ragged on TM and that club for a long time, but once he was properly fit it went in the bag and was there for quite awhile.

 

Just my two cents and I might be biased, but I think he is pretty objective.

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Has Mark sold his soul to Callaway?  Seems to be a lot of Callaway branding in his vids now.

 

I've been watching him for about 3 years and when he started it was great.  VERY independent and great stuff; but lately it seems that sponsors are stepping in and - maybe - controlling the narrative?

You can bet the farm on this and BTW you are correct--- If it is involved with WRX it will be heavily sponsor oriented. He gets roasted over there from time to time


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I enjoy watching both Crossfield and Shiels--probably Shiels more because he is more personable and is more willing to say if he really likes something. I believe Shiels is sponsored by Nike now but shouldn't be a problem since they are out of the equipment business.

 

 

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He needs to get his own hat brand. I get tired of staring at that FJ hat.


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I love how mark and rick s. try to inform their followers that it is the indian not the arrow. Strike is king not how much your equipment costs or what marketing tries to tell you.

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I really enjoy Crossfield. He cracks me up!

 

 

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The only product reviews I trust right now are from MSG. When I watch YouTube, I watch Rick and Peter just playing each other at some nice courses. They are fun and entertaining. Especially the 2nd hand club challenge.

They have inspired me to start my vlog series called High Handicappers golf.... 'You don't have to be great to have fun and hit nice shots, every once in awhile'.

Hoping to debut in the spring. Just need to find fairly priced video equipment.

 

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I enjoy watching Crossfield, he adds an element to his reviews and his VLOGS that have been absent in this game.......... GOLF IS SUPPOSE TO BE FUN....

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I'm a bit opposite of you Shawn. I really like Shiels a lot and think Crossfield is only ok. Maybe I need to watch more of him.

 

While I can't relate to Shiels swing it swingspeed, I just like the way he express his feedback. Seems very genuine and not overhyped.

 

His recent review of the Vertical Grooves driver was very good and upfront about saying he didn't see any benefit from it.

 

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To each their own Carolina.

 

I just love that he brings an element of FUN to the game as Hula eluded to, and also that he doesn't seem afraid to say what's on his mind. Just a cool perspective to have.

 

Shiels does a great job as well. I think he's more... traditional and less likely to speak out than Mark would be (maybe not in reviews, but on twitter, etc).

 

For example when Mark didn't receive the M1 or an invite he fired back to TaylorMade with videos and was very blunt in why he felt that was happening. Was cool to see him call them out.

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