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Based on the Cobra F7 sign-up thread, my guess is a lot of people's answer is

 

"to get free stuff"

I had to do a double take this morning. After submitting my entry I came back within a few minutes and it had multiplied by 1000%. Pure craziness! 

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My wife and kids hate golf. I need someone to talk to about my addiction. Plus all of your are pretty darn knowledgeable. Hope to get the chance to play a round with some members!

 

 

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Dang!! I just noticed that I was promoted to Spy Analyst!! I love promotions!!

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Nothing like a Testing opportunity to bring out the first time posters.   Hopefully some will stick around and join the great conversation and other things that take place here.   I know most won't but if a few do, then that's pretty good!!

I'm quite sure that the opportunity to test equipment is a nice perk.  Personally, I don't have the computer skills required to do so appropriately and effectively.  I couldn't post a picture if my life depended on it and social media is just not part of my lifestyle.  I'm not on Facebook and I have never tweeted.  I am a digital dinosaur.   But as you noted, this site is much more than just the opportunity to test equipment.  I have made some cyber friends here and maybe, just maybe, someday we will be able to play a round of golf together.   Along with interesting and educational golf talk, that's the bottom line for me.   

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I joined because I love golf.  This is the first and still only site to provide the information that is needed with out sponsors paying for ratings.  As the years have gone by this site has only gotten better and I am glad I joined.

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Driver: Taylormade M6 10.5*

FW: Callaway Steelhead Plus 4 wood

Hybrid: 18* 2 & 22* 4 Sub 70 949

Irons:  Sub 70 

639 CB 5 - 6

639 MB 7 - PW

Wedges: Sub 70

JB - 50* 54* & 60*

Putter: Odyssey 2-Ball Ten Arm Lock
Ball: Titleist Pro V1X
Handicap index:  +2.9

Instagram: joshandersongolf

Twitter: @jacustomgolf

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I was a long time reader of the blog and would check it every week for the last several years. Last summer there was the Srixon fitting contest that I decided to throw my hat into which lead me to the forums section of the site which I hadn't yet discovered up to that point. After reading the forum posts for several months I liked the discussions that were happening and I thought it would be fun to jump in.

The guys I usually play with are more casual golfers so it's good to be a part of a forum with other golfers that like to talk everything golf.

 

 

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:cleveland-small: Launcher HB Driver 10.5* | :cleveland-small: Launcher HB 5W | :cleveland-small: Launcher HB 3H and 4H | :cleveland-small: Launcher CBX Irons 5-PW | :cleveland-small: CBX Wedges 50*, 54*, 58* | :cleveland-small: TFI 2135 Cero Putter | :srixon-small: Q Star Balls
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The quality of the writing and research are high. Instead of selling and egotistical hierarchy, MGS seems to be for common guy wanting to know more and get better. Friendly opinions and posts as well. Thanks

 

 

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I joined because I enjoyed the reviews and size. If I have a busy day at work I can come back and catch up. Feels friendly and I've enjoyed the posting and discussions. Have found some familiar faces around too which has been nice!

 

 

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Bag: :1590477705_SunMountain: 4.5LS

Driver: :ping-small: G410 9* w/ HZRDUS Yellow

Fairway: :taylormade-small: SIM 15* w/ Diamana 70

Fairway: :callaway-small: GBB Heavenwood 19* w/ Fujikura Pro 72

Hybrids: :ping-small: G410 19*  w/ Tensei Blue

Irons: :mizuno-small: JPX919 HMP 5-AW Forged w/ Modus 120s

Wedge: :cleveland-small: RTX4 55*

Wedge: :taylormade-small: Hi-Toe 60*

Putter: :odyssey-small: Stroke Lab Ten 

Ball: :taylormade-small: TP5

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DATA. If I am looking for something to add to my bag, I like the unbiased reviews and especially the category testing. Being able to make a purchasing decision based on how equipment performs for golfers like ME is a beautiful thing.

 

And you guys are alright too lol

 

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This is the first forum group that I have ever joined. Love the reviews, and it seems like most of the threads I've looked into give great insight into what you can expect from the equipment.

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I joined because I enjoyed what I saw from the outside looking in and thought it'd be great to be a part of it. First and only forum sight golf or not I've ever joined.

 

 

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Right Handed

4.5 handicap

Driver: Nike Vapor Flex with Mitsubishi Rayon Fubuki ZT60x5ct S-flex shaft and stock grip.

3-Metal: Nike VRS 15 degree with Mitsubishi Rayon tour issue Diamana S73x5ct X-flex shaft and GolfPride MCC midsize Black/White grip.

Irons: Ben Hogan PTx 22, 26, 30, 34, 38, 42, 46 degrees standard length and lie with KBS Tour-V stiff shafts and GolfPride MCC midsize Black/White grips.

Wedges: Ben Hogan TK15 54, 58 degrees with KBS Tour-V X-flex shafts and GolfPride MCC midsize Black/White grips.

Putter: Nike Method Converge B1|01 with Superstroke Flatso 2.0 grip.

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I came here back in 2012 or so - wife got me new irons for Christmas (that was 5 sets ago [emoji23][emoji23]) and I started researching and looking for reviews. Google basically led me here and 5 years later it's home.

 

 

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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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think i came here a couple years ago for a review opportunity (you know, free s***), means much more than that to me now, such a great golf community

 

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Driver:   :honma: TR20 10.5*

Utility Iron: :cleveland-small: UHX 18*

Hybrid:   :callaway-small: Epic 4h 23* 

Irons:    :mizuno-small: JPX900 Hot Metal 5-GW

Wedges:  :cleveland-small: CBX2 52* 56* 60*

Putter:  :mizuno-small:M Craft Type V

Ball:   :bridgestone-small: Tour BXS

 

 

 

 

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I already responded. I never used to be a forum guy. Been snooping around MGS for a few years. Finally decided to come out of my shell.

 

When are the MGS condos being built so I can move in? I like it here.

 

 

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I was looking for stand bag comparisons and a google search brought me here. The forum seemed like a group of guys just chatting after a round, not 3000 people in a thread bashing each other. One of my first topics I posted was regarding Hogan's resurrection and whether Macgregor could do something similar. We had a real nice discussion about that. Made me want to chat more here.

 

It's funny how many people come for the "free stuff". I think most people don't realize how much work it is to review a product. I've done one review for MGS and had fun doing it, but it didn't feel like I was getting free stuff. It took time to thoroughly evaluate and write a proper review.

 

I haven't even applied to test again as I haven't felt like I've had time lately to properly test and write a review, but I'd like to give it a shot again in the future.

 

 

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WITB:

Stan Thompson “Reactionizer” persimmon woods 1-4

Spalding Tour Edition 3-PW

Spalding Top-Flite E.V.A. Sand Club

Rife Legend Z Putter

 

 

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I was looking for stand bag comparisons and a google search brought me here. The forum seemed like a group of guys just chatting after a round, not 3000 people in a thread bashing each other. One of my first topics I posted was regarding Hogan's resurrection and whether Macgregor could do something similar. We had a real nice discussion about that. Made me want to chat more here.

 

It's funny how many people come for the "free stuff". I think most people don't realize how much work it is to review a product. I've done one review for MGS and had fun doing it, but it didn't feel like I was getting free stuff. It took time to thoroughly evaluate and write a proper review.

 

I haven't even applied to test again as I haven't felt like I've had time lately to properly test and write a review, but I'd like to give it a shot again in the future.

 

 

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Great point on the testing.   Doing it right, which is the way every reviewer I've read here has done, takes a lot of work.  I know I put a lot of time and effort into the EVNROLL Putter review in November and December.   I enjoyed it but it took a big commitment both from the actual review and then the writing part. 

 

I didn't  enter a couple that were out there the past two months as January through March is my busiest time of the year, and I knew I wouldn't have the time needed to do it properly.

 

But I love the casual discussion among members here, nobody get all bent out of shape if someone disagrees, nobody acts like their word is gospel and everyone else is a lesser being and should bow to them.    

 

Just plain good people!!

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:titelist-small: TSi1 Aldila Ascent 40G shaft

:titelist-small: TSi2 18 FW with GD AD IZ 6 Shaft

:titelist-small: TSi1 20 and 23 degree hybrids Aldila Ascent Shafts R

:titelist-small: T300 5-P Tensei  R flex shaft 1/4 long 

:titelist-small: SM8 48F/54/58 D Grinds 

:ping-small: Tyne 4 

:titelist-small: ProV1X Play number 12

 

 

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I just wanted to say the responses thus far have been pretty darn solid evidence why those who are looking at MGS should step on board.  Masters week so time to hook up with the best!

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Callaway  Epic Flash 10.5 Driver
Callaway MAVRIK MAX 3 - wood
Callaway Big Bertha 2019  4 & 5 hybrid 
Callaway Mavrik Max 6 hybrid
Tommy Armour 845 MAX 7 - GW Irons
Cleveland CBX 2 54 Degree SW
Cleveland CBX Full-Face Wedge 58 degree
Odyssey 
 ODYSSEY ARM-LOCK 2-BALL TEN 

 

 

 



 

 

 

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