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I was on Wrx and found it wasn't a great community to talk golf. I found often my posts would get ignored and few of their contests were open to Canada. I'm on a few forums for hockey and it's always a bit more friendly than Wrx was so O was getting emails from MGS already so figured why not and when the Ping contest came up figured it was time.

Welcome? Glad you found us. Looking forward to seeing you around the forum.

 

Nobody gets ignored around here.

 

 

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:callaway-logo-1:  MAVRIK Sub Zero 9.0 Adilia MSI 60S

:ping-small:  G410 FW 5, 7 Alta CB R flex 

:ping-small: G410 Hybrid 26 degree Alta CB R Flex

:callaway-logo-1: MAVRIK 5-A Nippon Modus 105 S 

:callaway-logo-1: MD5 Jaws 54.10 and 58.12 

:scotty-small:  Phantom 5.5   35" 

:titelist-small: ProV1X Play number 12

 

 

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I am so proud of MGS! The Staff is cool, the members are cooler (just kidding) sort of and we are growing quicker than a dandelion.  All you newbies came here for a reason and all you old timers are staying here for the same reason.  This place feels good.  This place is home.  You can bet ya arse once you join, you won't be looking for something better.  It''s here folks.  You found the Mother Lode....  Stay with us and enjoy because it does not get any better! 

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Callaway  Epic Flash 10.5 Driver
Callaway  XR16 4- Wood
Callaway Steelhead 3 Hybrid
Tommy Armour 845 MAX 5 - GW Irons
Cleveland CBX 2 54 Degree SW
Tommy Armour Over N Out 58 Degree Lob
Wilson Harmonized Chipper 32 Degrees
Ping  Sigma G Tyne Putter OR Odyssey Stroke Lab Double Wide

 

 

 



 

 

 

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I was following the page on Instagram for a while. I was apprehensive about forum boards. My brain was accustomed to the pushy, sales type boards where “YOU NEED THIS OZIK SHAFT” or your game would suffer. I really enjoy the community feel of this group and some great photos.

 

 

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  • PING G400 LST 8.5 Evenflow Black 65g 6.5
  • PING G 3W HZRDUS Yellow 75g 6.0
  • Mizuno HMB MP20 3i Nippon Modus 3 120S
  • Maltby TS1 4-G Nippon Modus3 120S
  • Maltby TSW 52 Nippon Modus Wedge
  • Maltby TSW 58 Nippon Modus Wedge
  • Bettinardi BB8 Wide 2020
  • Oncore Elixr

Currently testing the Ben Hogan PTx Combo irons https://forum.mygolfspy.com/topic/38486-2020-official-member-review-ben-hogan-icon-ptx-proicon-combo-irons/

 

 

Rochester, NY

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I was following the page on Instagram for a while. I was apprehensive about forum boards. My brain was accustomed to the pushy, sales type boards where “YOU NEED THIS OZIK SHAFT” or your game would suffer. I really enjoy the community feel of this group and some great photos.

 

 

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Now you are a home boy!  Glad you joined us!!

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Callaway  Epic Flash 10.5 Driver
Callaway  XR16 4- Wood
Callaway Steelhead 3 Hybrid
Tommy Armour 845 MAX 5 - GW Irons
Cleveland CBX 2 54 Degree SW
Tommy Armour Over N Out 58 Degree Lob
Wilson Harmonized Chipper 32 Degrees
Ping  Sigma G Tyne Putter OR Odyssey Stroke Lab Double Wide

 

 

 



 

 

 

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I joined to vote OG as the next mod when they need another lol... OG is our local southern boy who welcomes everyone and makes everyone's day better

 

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I joined to vote OG as the next mod when they need another lol... OG is our local southern boy who welcomes everyone and makes everyone's day better

 

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Awwwwww  give me a hug bro!  :wub:     

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Callaway  Epic Flash 10.5 Driver
Callaway  XR16 4- Wood
Callaway Steelhead 3 Hybrid
Tommy Armour 845 MAX 5 - GW Irons
Cleveland CBX 2 54 Degree SW
Tommy Armour Over N Out 58 Degree Lob
Wilson Harmonized Chipper 32 Degrees
Ping  Sigma G Tyne Putter OR Odyssey Stroke Lab Double Wide

 

 

 



 

 

 

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I had just about given up on places like this after dabbling in 3 others.
One was run by a person who seemed all about pushing a book and was always looking to argue with anyone who didn't echo his opinions. Always had to have the last word with everyone. After a while the only reason I posted was to ruffle his (and his minions) feathers, and I'm usually not that guy.
Another place turned me off with their fan boy approach to a certain OEM. Most of the regulars seemed to be part of a click who all worshiped at the altar of a staff member who loved to talk about his prodigious distance and how far he hit every club he tested. I enjoyed the place for a while, but when I started questioning the reviews of their "house brand OEM" and the pricing of new clubs, I touched a nerve, and soon realized I wasn't a fit there.
The site I liked the least is probably the biggest and best known. Plenty of information, but after a while I tired of some of the egos. I rarely posted, because the people who did so the most didn't seem very friendly. It was like they judged others by how low their hcap was or how far they hit a ball. They were either arguing or bragging about their 125 mph swing speeds and 280 yard 3 woods hit inside ten feet of a tucked pin.
I love it here, and found it while looking for a review. When I read the thread about that particular club, I was struck by the respectful and friendly way everyone interacted. Remember the Cleveland Launcher HB thread [mention=67397]ole gray[/mention] & [mention=12972]MattF[/mention]?
It's the way I like to be with people, so I was intrigued. I lurked for a month or so, then dove in. I haven't regretted it, and haven't logged into another golf site since. I think you fellas will be stuck with me for a long time.
Everyone seems to get along, the vibe is relaxed, and the better players don't look down on the mid and higher caps. The staff seems very nice, there is a great mix of posters, and like someone mentioned, the old guard was very welcoming. When I'm here I feel like I've been placed as a single into a great foursome. Easy conversations about golf and whatever else is on your mind with very nice people.
Thanks for having me!!!



Thanks brother and we’re glad you’re here 🏌️♂️


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Callaway  Epic Flash 10.5 Driver
Callaway  XR16 4- Wood
Callaway Steelhead 3 Hybrid
Tommy Armour 845 MAX 5 - GW Irons
Cleveland CBX 2 54 Degree SW
Tommy Armour Over N Out 58 Degree Lob
Wilson Harmonized Chipper 32 Degrees
Ping  Sigma G Tyne Putter OR Odyssey Stroke Lab Double Wide

 

 

 



 

 

 

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For me, I became aware of MGS after looking for some DTC vs big boy golf balls. Then looked around a little more and found a solid community with a focus on spreading honest info on golf & equipment.

I also don't know anyone personally who's much into golf, so I really like having a community to geek out on golf with me. And there's an extreme wealth of knowledge that I'm grateful to be able to glean from. Appreciate y'all!

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Right Handed

Driver (9.5°): :taylormade-small: R9 SupterTri (Fujikura MotoreF1 65 Stiff shaft)

FW (15°): :callaway-logo-1: X2 Hot (Aldila Tour Green 75 Tx Stiff shaft)

Hybrid (18°): :tour-edge: Exotics EXS Pro (Evenflow Black 6.5) (2020 MGS Official Review here)

Irons (PW-3) :ping-small: Eye 2's

Wedges (52° & 60°): :callaway-logo-1: Mack Daddy 2's

Putter: :EVNROLL: ER2B (2019 MGS Official Review here)

Ball: :Snell: MTB-Black OR MAXFLI Tour

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I joined MSG a few years ago but was never really active until I listened to one of their podcasts and they talked about being your own brand, playing what's best for your game.

I really like the idea of belonging to a place where you can learn more about the game, discover new practice methods, and get feedback from real golfers through unbiased feedback.

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:taylormade-small: M5 9.0* 
:titelist-small: 915d 18* & 21*
:titelist-small: 716 AP2 4&5
:titelist-small: ZB 6-P
:titelist-small: SM7 52-F, 56-S & SM6 60-K
:cameron-small: Newport TeI3

 

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Because @ga_pike said I should come here.

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  • :ping-small: G400 Driver, 3 Fairway
  • :mizuno-small: Fli-Hi Utility Irons - 18° & 21°
  • :Hogan: Ft. Worth Hi Utility Iron - 24°
  • :callaway-small: Forged Razr X 6-A Wedge irons
  • :titelist-small: :vokey-small: SM7 54° & 58°
  • :ping-small: Sigma2 Tyne Putter
  • :918457628_PrecisionPro:NX7 Laser Rangefinder
  • Garmin Approach S20 GPS

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I bounced around forums for years, I've always been a firm believer that there's always something of value in different places. I joined here when I noticed that a lot of other posters who always brought value to one forum in particular had disappeared over time had started posting at MGS. 

Being on a forum where all OEMs are valued equally is refreshing, and knowing that each forum member's opinions are just as valid as someone else's is even more of a bonus. You don't get that at most forums. The mods here are also among the absolute best online at keeping everything fun and on-topic. That goes a LONG WAY towards making the forum feel like a welcoming place to talk golf. I like the no-nonsense approach, especially on the reviews. If a club (or set or balls or whatever) doesn't cut it, members and mods aren't afraid to say it. On my first initial forum dive, I saw that a lot of reviewers looked a lot like me - higher handicaps, swing flaws, playing the game for fun, etc. That was also a huge draw for me to join and read more while getting involved.

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In my  :wilson_staff_small:  carry bag:
:wilson_staff_small:  D7 R flex 
:callaway-small:  GBB 3W (lofted to 4W)
:callaway-small: V-Series Heavenwood
:cobra-small: Baffler XL 5i-PW
:cleveland-small: CBX 54*
:cleveland-small:  Smart Sole S
:cleveland-small: #10

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21 hours ago, GSwag said:

Because @ga_pike said I should come here.

Don't blame me...  

 

Seriously everyone...  this guy is not my fault.  

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  • Driver: Taylormade M1
  • 4 wood:  Cobra X-Speed
  • 3 Hybrid: PXG 0317xf
  • 5 Hybrid: PXG 0317xf
  • Irons 6 - PW: PXG 0211
  • GW 49* SW 53* LW 57*: Yri Uri
  • Putter:  Big Oak Havana

Hail Southern and no place else!!  

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I listen to the NPG podcasts, and they mentioned the forum one day so I joined!  Pretty simple haha.

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12 minutes ago, ACslater said:

I listen to the NPG podcasts, and they mentioned the forum one day so I joined!  Pretty simple haha.

Welcome to the forum!


:callaway-small: Epic Flash Sub Zero, 9°, Aldila Rogue White 70 X
:taylormade-small: M4 3HL 16.5°, Atmos Red 60
:cobra-small: F6 5-6W, 19.5°, Fujikura Motore 6.3
:755178188_TourEdge: CBX 20°, Project X HZRDUS 85 5.5
Currently testing: :Sub70: 699 Pro, Modus3 105, 5–PW
:cleveland-small: CBX 48°
:cleveland-small: RTX-3 CB 54° and 60°
:odyssey-small: Stroke Lab EXO Seven Mini, 34"
:srixon-small: Z-Star XV

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1 hour ago, ACslater said:

I listen to the NPG podcasts, and they mentioned the forum one day so I joined!  Pretty simple haha.

Thanks for signing up....Glad to have you, I listen to the NPG podcast each week as well, always love it when they give us a shutout over in this neighborhood 🙂

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:callaway-logo-1:  MAVRIK Sub Zero 9.0 Adilia MSI 60S

:ping-small:  G410 FW 5, 7 Alta CB R flex 

:ping-small: G410 Hybrid 26 degree Alta CB R Flex

:callaway-logo-1: MAVRIK 5-A Nippon Modus 105 S 

:callaway-logo-1: MD5 Jaws 54.10 and 58.12 

:scotty-small:  Phantom 5.5   35" 

:titelist-small: ProV1X Play number 12

 

 

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PRO: WRX has a top notch, heavy duty Rules & Etiquette thread/forum

What brings me here?

Got bored with the rest of it.

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DRIVER: :ping-small: G20, 9.5° w/169D-Tour, reg (Back up: Srixon Z-rw, 9.5°, stf)
3+W: 
:srixon-small: Z-Steel, 12.5°, stock SV3005J, stf. (In rotation: 3W, 14.5°)
5W: 
:srixon-small: Z-Steel, 18.5° stock SV3005J, stf
IRONS: 
:ping-small: i20, 3-PW, stock CFS reg @ D2, Red Dot
PUTTER: :ping-small: Craz-E iWi, w/2x20gr weights, Lamkin Jumbo pistol grip
WEDGES: 
:ping-small: Glide, 54° SS, 60° TS, stock Ping wedge shafts
BALL: :srixon-small:-XV
CART: :1590477705_SunMountain: V1, STEWARTGOLF Z1
BAG: :1590477705_SunMountain: H2N0, PING C-130
BACK UP: :ping-small: S58, 3-Pw, stock CS-Lite, stf, @ D2. (Lofts jacked to S55 specs.)

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I joined because I'm hoping to find new opinions on things and hoping to find a forum with a little more positivity and not have to deal with the same "takes" on golfers or golf companies.

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Driver: Titleist TS2 10.5º w/ Diamana DF 60 TX

3 Wood: Titleist 915F 16.5º w/ Diamana Blueboard

Hybrids: PXG 0317X 17º w/ Even Flow

Titleist 816 H1 21º & 25º w/ Diamana Blueboard

Irons (6-PW): Srixon 765 w/ Project X LZ

Wedges: 50º Ping Glide, 54º & 60º PXG 0311

Putter: Titleist Scotty Cameron Newport Masterful Tourtype SSS CT A048277

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I'm stuck at home and want to have conversations about golf. I am also a golf nerd and like to get information and opinions about equipment, and various other things about golf.

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