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I received the following e-mail from MGS this morning: 

 

“MyGolfSpy wants to hear from you. We're looking for some awesome testing ideas for this offseason. Got a product, theory or just about anything golf related you want to see tested in our Lab X test facility? Drop us an email at contact@mygolfspy.com, subject "Lab X Offseason Ideas" and we'll run em by the team.”

 

What would you like to see tested?  I figure that we could flush out or refine some ideas as a group. 

 

Here is my first idea.  There have been multiple threads on golf forums about putter technology.  The threads start with statements to the effect that of all the clubs, putter technology hasn't changed much over the years and what changes have occurred really don't help lower the scores of average golfers. 

 

The test I would like to see is to test the current leading putters from the most wanted putter test against the best, or best selling putters, from the past.  Test the Evnroll putters against putters like the twoball putter, the bullseye, a Ping putter from the 70s, etc. 

 

Just how much has putter tech improved? Does it lower scores, or should we just give up on tech and go back to the Bullseye?  How many strokes do we gain with newer tech putters verses the  older tech?

 

I assume the equipment for the test shouldn't be too expensive.  MGS hopefully still has the putters from the most wanted tests and the others should be available for not much money on the used market.  

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I would like to see the leading putters go against the old bullseye putter or a mini golf putter. Let's see the "best" vs the "worst" to really prove the concept.

 

 

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I would like to see the leading putters go against the old bullseye putter or a mini golf putter. Let's see the "best" vs the "worst" to really prove the concept.

 

 

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Heck yeah! I've drained some pretty crazy mini golf hole-in-ones, let's put one in the bag and see how it performs.

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Heck yeah! I've drained some pretty crazy mini golf hole-in-ones, let's put one in the bag and see how it performs.

I actually have a buddy that carries two putters with him; one of which is a mini golf putter [emoji23]

 

 

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Agree, Putter test would be interesting, I have an old TP Mills or Anser2 vs my recent purchase Odyssey OWorks.

 

 

 

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Rick

 

 

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Driver; Titleist TSi2, Kuro Kage 50 gr R2

5 Wood; Cally Steelhead 

5 Hybrid; Cally Steelhead, Hazardous Vista Pro R2

Irons; Ping G710 6-GW, Recoil 460 R2

Putter; Waaay too many to list

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I think people on here get caught up in testing individual clubs (particularly their own) when I think there should be focus on larger theories.

 

Stuff like iron spin off fairways vs off rough with Muscle cavity irons vs irons with larger cavities and stronger lofts.

 

Hybrid vs fairway wood tests

 

Utility irons vs hybrids tests

 

Etc.

 

Those types of tests could really change how people look to configure their bags

 

Good idea. I remember reading an article where Miura said high handicappers can play blades just the same as low because the blades cut through the rough better than any GI club. That would be a fun "Mythbusters" test.

 

 

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Golf apps - all different kinds

 

Golf dots and ball marking junk

( I really want a MGS golfdot)

 

Hybrids vs long irons

 

Driver vs 3 wood accuracy test

 

 

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I'd like to see the hybrids vs fairway wood test.  16 degree hybrid vs the 3 or 4 wood. 

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I want to see some good data regarding driver length and height. I play +1/2” irons. So why not in the driver? It's almost impossible to find driver shafts on the plus side at fittings.

 

 

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I'd like to see data on spine alignment and frequency matching.

 

 

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Hybrid:  :cobra-small: King F7 18° KBS Tour PROTO Hybrid 95 S+

Irons:   :srixon-small: z585 4i - 6i,  z785 7i-PW, Nippon Modus 120X

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How about a testing of steel vs graphite shafts in irons. See what the results of a stiff graphite vs a stiff regular would be.

 

OR, make it a blind test. Cover the shaft so the tester doesn't know what they're hitting(steel or graphite), but they can still see the results of the shot. Then have them pick what seemed to be the best. Kinda like the old Coke vs Pepsi blind taste test.

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How about a testing of steel vs graphite shafts in irons. See what the results of a stiff graphite vs a stiff regular would be.

 

OR, make it a blind test. Cover the shaft so the tester doesn't know what they're hitting(steel or graphite), but they can still see the results of the shot. Then have them pick what seemed to be the best. Kinda like the old Coke vs Pepsi blind taste test.

I like it! I have graphite shafted irons on my radar. At my age and swing speed it's a done deal however it would be an interesting review.

 

 

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I like it! I have graphite shafted irons on my radar. At my age and swing speed it's a done deal however it would be an interesting review.

 

 

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I'm sure you could surprise some younger golfers that think they should be in steel.

 

 

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I think people on here get caught up in testing individual clubs (particularly their own) when I think there should be focus on larger theories.

 

Stuff like iron spin off fairways vs off rough with Muscle cavity irons vs irons with larger cavities and stronger lofts.

 

Hybrid vs fairway wood tests

 

Utility irons vs hybrids tests

 

Etc.

 

Those types of tests could really change how people look to configure their bags

Interesting idea, I like it.

 

 

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Rick

 

 

Left Hand, 

Driver; Titleist TSi2, Kuro Kage 50 gr R2

5 Wood; Cally Steelhead 

5 Hybrid; Cally Steelhead, Hazardous Vista Pro R2

Irons; Ping G710 6-GW, Recoil 460 R2

Putter; Waaay too many to list

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I'm sure you could surprise some younger golfers that think they should be in steel.

 

 

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That was my thought. Everyone goes with steel because that's the standard.

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I think people on here get caught up in testing individual clubs (particularly their own) when I think there should be focus on larger theories.

 

Stuff like iron spin off fairways vs off rough with Muscle cavity irons vs irons with larger cavities and stronger lofts.

 

Hybrid vs fairway wood tests

 

Utility irons vs hybrids tests

 

Etc.

 

Those types of tests could really change how people look to configure their bags

I like this idea although I suspect it wouldn't be a cut and dried one size fits all solution.

 

I still would love to see the last five most wanted drivers head to head or one OEMs driver line for the past three release cycles head to head to head.

 

To me that would be interested my. Certainly there's a big gain over 20 years but what about over the last five or six? Does a release ever take a step back?

 

It would be fun to know

 

 

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I like this idea although I suspect it wouldn't be a cut and dried one size fits all solution.

 

I still would love to see the last five most wanted drivers head to head or one OEMs driver line for the past three release cycles head to head to head.

 

To me that would be interested my. Certainly there's a big gain over 20 years but what about over the last five or six? Does a release ever take a step back?

 

It would be fun to know

 

 

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Some interesting thoughts in there. I like the driver test head to head last 3-5 years.

 

 

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Rick

 

 

Left Hand, 

Driver; Titleist TSi2, Kuro Kage 50 gr R2

5 Wood; Cally Steelhead 

5 Hybrid; Cally Steelhead, Hazardous Vista Pro R2

Irons; Ping G710 6-GW, Recoil 460 R2

Putter; Waaay too many to list

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I thought long and hard and I think I've got a good one:

 

Test whether players play better using a Rangefinder, GPS, or Morse Code (stepping off yardages from markers and sprinklers).

 

 

I'd be willing to bet Morse code wins or comes close to winning. Controlling the variables would be difficult but it's nothing some board room meetings couldn't iron out.

 

 

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