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I made two purchases in 2018 due in part to the MSG reviews.

  • The first was a PING G400 LST. My local teaching pro is a PING fitter and MGS reviews led me to upgrade from my Taylormade SLDR. I've played about 10 rounds with the new driver and to say I'm impressed is an understatement. It might be the best upgrade I've ever made in my golf bag. Its so easy to control and mishits are still on the board. Probably helped that he fit the correct shaft, stiffness and loft but still it's a huge upgrade.
  • The second was a Tommy Armour Impact Series No. 3. After seeing the positive MGS reviews and testing a Ping Tyne (similar head shape) I found a decent deal on eBay. Put on a new grip and lengthened it a couple inches. I've used it a lot on my birdieball putting green and played couple rounds with it. I'll have to say I'm slightly disappointed with it on the course. It rolls great on the putting green but I had some issues with distance control on long putts and accuracy on short putts. Made me miss my Bettinardi. I can still see how the club can be highly rated, it might just not fit my putting stroke (I think my tempo may be a touch quick for a full mallet putter). 

 

 

Location: Golf Capital of Tennessee

 :callaway-small: Epic Max LS 9° Driver, X stiff MMT 60 shaft (MGS Tester)
:ping-small: G410 17° hybrid, X stiff
:taylormade-small:  M1 20.5°  hybrid, X stiff
:mizuno-small:  JPX-921 Tours 4 iron thru PW, Modus 105 X stiff
:mizuno-small:  S18 50°, 56° & 60°
 :bettinardi-1: Single Stock #3 34.5" putter

2019 MSG Forum Tester- Bridgestone e12

2021 Callaway Epic Max LS Driver Test

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It’s not from this year but my GBB Epic was from a review I read here. Also the same reason I joined, to read the reviews and stay informed.


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I’ve certainly used the reviews to influence at least a few purchases. Off the top of my head I can name the shafts I’m using and I’ve used MyGolfSpy for plenty of choices in balls.


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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 purchased the Tommy Armour Impact #3 putter based on the MGS putter review last year.


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th.jpg.d6e2abdaeb04f007fd259c979f389de6.jpg Gen1 0811X 12° driver w/Project X Evenflow Blue 55g shaft
post-76102-0-38507100-1525284411.jpg KE4 TC 16° 4 wood w/Kuro Kage Black 60g shaft

:srixon-small: Z355 22° 7 wood w/Miyazaki Jinsoku shaft
post-76102-0-38507100-1525284411.jpg KE4 TC 19° 3 hybrid w/UST Proforce V2 Black shaft
post-76102-0-38507100-1525284411.jpg KE4 TC 22° 4 hybrid w/UST Proforce V2 Black shaft

:tour-edge: HL E521 25° 5 hybrid w/Fubuki HD55 shaft

post-76102-0-38507100-1525284411.jpg Sti2 6 iron w/UST Recoil 660 graphite shaft
post-76102-0-38507100-1525284411.jpg KE4 Tour+ irons 7-PW w/UST Competition Series graphite shafts

:cleveland-small: CBX2 50° wedge

post-76102-0-38507100-1525284411.jpg M-Series+ 56° wedge w/UST Recoil 660 graphite shaft
:cleveland-small:  Huntington Beach Soft Premier 10.5

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  • 1 year later...

I have just recently discovered My GolfSpy (MGS) and as such have yet to use these reviews to purchase golf products. I have been part of Titleist' golf ball testing program over the years. I am currently a golf associate at Dick's Sporting Goods where I use the hitting bay and launch monitor when I am off-work to compare clubs until the weather and COVID-19 clear up. I am looking to use reviews to determine my next irons and driver purchase. I was a 5.4 handicap 15 years ago but due to work conflicts I was limited in my play opportunities until now. Thanks to practice at Dick's I've gotten my driver swing speed back over 100 mph regularly and plan to resurrect my game this year.

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  • 2 weeks later...

I've honestly never bought equipment based on reviews anywhere.

Usually, if it looks like I might be able to hit it well, that's the key indicator.

If the ball I'm playing goes out of production, I might read ball reviews.  But balls come in sleeves of three at our pro shop.

I can actually try them before settling on one.

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I'm currently gaming OnCore Elixr golf balls. They received positive reviews during the ball testing and were right in my budget. I am still debating if my game could benefit from a more "tour" level ball, but for now I'm enjoying the Elixr. 

I've also purchased a Putt Out. It's addicting and has helped my stroke...I think...

I also purchased the Inesis Waterproof Grip shoes. Again, they were in my budget and I liked the looks. I wrote an unofficial review on them and how I've liked them so far.

I'm sure there will be more to come.

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WITB

Driver: Ping G30 10.5 Stiff

Fairway wood: Titleist 917F2 16.5 Stiff 

Irons: Callaway Apex CF16 Steel Fiber i95 Stiff (5-PW)

Wedges: Vokey 52, 56

Putter: Odyssey White Hot #1

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G400 LST, Hogan HI irons 21, 24 & 27, Oncore Elixr balls and today, pulled trigger on a Bettinardi BB8W putter based upon blade putter testing.

MGS testing results is what I use before making purchases.

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  • TaylorMade SIM2 8* Mitsubishi Tensei 1K White 60X
  • TaylorMade SIM2 3 wood Fujilkura Ventus Blue 7-X
  • Mizuno HMB MP20 3i Nippon Modus 3 120S
  • Ben Hogan PTx Combo Nippon Modus 3 120S
  • Vokey SM8 50 Nippon Modus 3 120s
  • TaylorMade MG2 TW 56 & 60 Nippon Modus 3 120S
  • Scotty Cameron Phantom X 11.5
  • TaylorMade TP5

 

Western, NY

5.7 Index

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Yes, I see the reviews or most wanted winners and then test them out, but so for Ping G400 LST and the TM Ardmore putter. I also bought my Cobra bag base on the the most wanted but I didn't test anything just liked the bag. 

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:ping-small: G400 SFT 10. KBS TD 50 Category 3 shaft 

:cobra-small: King Speedzone Black Yellow Fairway 3 wood Tensei AV Blue 65 

:cobra-small: F9 SpeedBack Black Grey Fairway 5 Wood   :Fuji: ATMOS Tour Spec Blue 7 shaft

:taylormade-small: 3 Rescue Hybrid

:mizuno-small: JPX 900 Hot Metal 5 - GW Project X Lz 4.5 Regular Flex Graphite 

:ping-small:   Glide 2.0 SS Wedges 54 & 58 

:taylormade-small: TP Red White Ardmore Putter

:918457628_PrecisionPro:Precision Pro NX7 range finder 

:cobra-small: Ultralight Cart Bag 

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Golf balls. Switched from Chrome Soft to Pro  V1 based on last yrs MGS testing and reviews and my own comparison. Pro V1 was longer and had more spin around the green.

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Snell balls

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Driver:  :ping-small: G400 (8*) with Diamana Kai'li X-stiff

Fairway:   :ping-small: G400 (14.5*) with Diamana Kai'li X-stiff

Irons: :ping-small: Crossover 3 iron (19*) with TT Dynamic Gold 120 S400 shaft

            :titelist-small: AP3 (4/5) and AP2 (6-PW) with TT Dynamic Gold 120 S400 shafts

Wedges: Scor 50*, 54*, and 58* with TT Dynamic Gold 120 S400 shafts

Putter:  :cameron-small: Pro Platinum Newport 2 Midslant

Handicap: 3

Location: Illinois...until i can get my wife to move to a warmer climate

Right Handed: Although sometimes I wonder if left handed would suit me better :blink:

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51 minutes ago, dhartmann34 said:

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Same here. Still waiting to use them on the course tho!

Right Handed

Driver (9°): :cobra-small: Speedzone (HZRDUS Smoke Green 70g X-Stiff shaft)

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

3/Driving Iron (18°): :Hogan: UiHi Iron (KBS Tour V 110g shaft)

Irons (4-PW)  post-76102-0-38507100-1525284411_thumb.jpg TS-1's (KBS $-Taper 120g Stiff shafts)

Wedges (50°, 54° & 58°) post-76102-0-38507100-1525284411_thumb.jpg TSW Forged (Dynamic Gold S300)

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

Ball: :Snell: MTB-Black OR MAXFLI Tour OR TP5X

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Same here. Still waiting to use them on the course tho!
I've used them for a couple seasons now. Great ball. Durable. Long. Feels great around the green.

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Driver:  :ping-small: G400 (8*) with Diamana Kai'li X-stiff

Fairway:   :ping-small: G400 (14.5*) with Diamana Kai'li X-stiff

Irons: :ping-small: Crossover 3 iron (19*) with TT Dynamic Gold 120 S400 shaft

            :titelist-small: AP3 (4/5) and AP2 (6-PW) with TT Dynamic Gold 120 S400 shafts

Wedges: Scor 50*, 54*, and 58* with TT Dynamic Gold 120 S400 shafts

Putter:  :cameron-small: Pro Platinum Newport 2 Midslant

Handicap: 3

Location: Illinois...until i can get my wife to move to a warmer climate

Right Handed: Although sometimes I wonder if left handed would suit me better :blink:

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Yes, the original Kirkland 4-piece ball, wish they still made those

My Weapons of Grass Destruction 🏌️‍♂️

:titelist-small: TS2 10.5* Hzrdus Smoke S

:titelist-small: 917F2 15* Diamana Blue 70 S

:titelist-small: 818H1 19* Evenflow Blue 85HY S

:titelist-small: 716 AP2 4-P AMT S300

:vokey-small: SM7 50.12 F bent 1* weak, SM7 56.14 F, SM7 60.08 M - S200

:odyssey-small: Black Series 3

RH - Ontario 🇨🇦 and Ohio 🇺🇸

Avg. score 85-92

 

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NX 7 Pro LRF, 410 hybrids, and while not official testing but a member's recommendation: Bombas Socks.


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Left Hand orientation

:ping-small: G410 SFT driver 

Cobra King F-9  5 wood
:ping-small:  410  Hybrids 22*, 26*

Cobra Speed Zone 6-GP/Recoil ESX 460 F3 Shafts 

:titelist-small: SM7 54* Wedge

:ping-small: Glide 3.0  60* Wedge

:odyssey-small: O Works putter
:918457628_PrecisionPro:NX9-HD

:CaddyTek: - 4 Wheel 
:footjoy-small: - too many shoes to list and so many to buy

:1590477705_SunMountain: And  BAG Boy

Golf Balls: Snell MTB-X 

2020 Official Tester :SuperSpeed: Beginning Driver Speed  - 78

2019 Official Tester :ping-small:  410 Driver

2018 Official Tester :wilson-small: C300

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I would have never heard about sub70 golf if I never checked MGS. Once this is all over , Ill be the purchaser of some 699 or 699 pro irons!

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In my bag:

Driver:  :Hogan: Ben Hogan GS53 10.5* Stiff Mitsubishi tensei blue Stiff

3 Wood: :Sub70: 939 x 15 deg. UST Proforce Black V2 7F4 stiff

Hybrid:  :Sub70: 939x Hybrid UST 680 recoil shaft stiff

Irons: :Sub70: 699 irons 4-PW  KBS tour 90 v Stiff 

52 Deg:cleveland-small: 588 RTX 2.0

56 deg: :cleveland-small: Reg 588 tour action

60 Deg: :cleveland-small: 588 RTX 2.0

Putter:bettinardi-small: Studio Stock #3 (Winn 1.32 Pro x grip)

Rangefinder: :CaddyTek: Caddytek V2

 

Check out my MyGolfSpy 2020 Forum Official Tester: Ben Hogan GS53 Driver

 

 

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3 hours ago, cciciora13 said:

I would have never heard about sub70 golf if I never checked MGS. Once this is all over , Ill be the purchaser of some 699 or 699 pro irons!

I didn't discover Sub70 on MGS but I did use the site to read everything I could about the clubs and company. Ultimately went to their shop for a fitting and bought a set of 699's. I did purchase and still use the Maxfli balls based on MGS reviews.

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:taylormade-small: M2 9.5*

:callaway-small: XR 

:755178188_TourEdge: 

:Sub70: 699 4-AW, KBS Tour 130

:vokey-small: SM8 54* and 58*, KBS Tour 130

:bettinardi-small: BB38, 35" & :ping-small: Kushin

:srixon-small: Z-Star XV

:1590477705_SunMountain: C130

:footjoy-small: DryJoys, Flex, ProSL 

:SuperSpeed:

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