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thats a lot of folks expecting “free stuff”

 

 

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Yea and the thing being its not exactly free.   There is a great deal of work that goes with "free stuff".  

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Greetings gang ...   I want to place this thread up here so we can clarify a few things about our Community Forum Review program, particularly when it comes to international testing.    We sincere

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I here you, but you all should be aware, the most recent testing Precision Pro NX7 was open to International, and there wasn't one International entry that met the basic requirements. So while we will continue to keep them in mind when the OEM opens it to International, the chances of it being all international are pretty slim. Just my current .02, not an official declaration.

I would have applied but I was already blessed with the Shot Scope V2 test. Don't forget that there are three international tester for that one.

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In my :cobra-small: Ultralight Stand Bag:

Driver:    :cobra-small: King F9 9° - LH - Atmos Blue TS 6 Stiff
Woods:   :cobra-small: King F9 - LH - 3/4 Wood - Atmos Blue 7 Reg
               :cobra-small: King F9 - LH - 3 Hybrid - Atmos Blue 7 Reg
Irons:      :cobra-small: King F9 - LH - 4-PW - True Temper XP95 Reg
Wedges: :cobra-small: King Black - LH - 52° 56° 60° -True Temper XP95 Reg
Putter:    :rife-putters-1: Two Bar Hybrid
Ball:        :titelist-small: Pro V1

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Yea and the thing being its not exactly free. There is a great deal of work that goes with "free stuff".

100% right on but all that is seen or expected is Free Stuff.

 

 

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You guys are killing it.

 

Barbajo should send out a prize for the best response.

 

 

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I don't see any need for international only opportunities, mind you,something like the Cobra Connect Challenge in a Ryder/President's Cup type split could be fun to watch.

 

 

 

Count me in for a Presidents cup style test!!

 

In my :cobra-small: Ultralight Stand Bag:

Driver:    :cobra-small: King F9 9° - LH - Atmos Blue TS 6 Stiff
Woods:   :cobra-small: King F9 - LH - 3/4 Wood - Atmos Blue 7 Reg
               :cobra-small: King F9 - LH - 3 Hybrid - Atmos Blue 7 Reg
Irons:      :cobra-small: King F9 - LH - 4-PW - True Temper XP95 Reg
Wedges: :cobra-small: King Black - LH - 52° 56° 60° -True Temper XP95 Reg
Putter:    :rife-putters-1: Two Bar Hybrid
Ball:        :titelist-small: Pro V1

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Yea and the thing being its not exactly free.   There is a great deal of work that goes with "free stuff".  

 

Yep lots of work but also a great excuse to play more golf. "I have to play Honey, the forum is expecting quality and I can't let them down"

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In my :cobra-small: Ultralight Stand Bag:

Driver:    :cobra-small: King F9 9° - LH - Atmos Blue TS 6 Stiff
Woods:   :cobra-small: King F9 - LH - 3/4 Wood - Atmos Blue 7 Reg
               :cobra-small: King F9 - LH - 3 Hybrid - Atmos Blue 7 Reg
Irons:      :cobra-small: King F9 - LH - 4-PW - True Temper XP95 Reg
Wedges: :cobra-small: King Black - LH - 52° 56° 60° -True Temper XP95 Reg
Putter:    :rife-putters-1: Two Bar Hybrid
Ball:        :titelist-small: Pro V1

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Yep lots of work but also a great excuse to play more golf. "I have to play Honey, the forum is expecting quality and I can't let them down"

Ideas man!

 

I'm only playing for the benefit of others. It probably won't fly, but I'll try it anyway.

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Ideas man!

 

I'm only playing for the benefit of others. It probably won't fly, but I'll try it anyway.

Try it you might be surprised.  My fiance is HUGE on people meeting their obligations, so everytime I'm chosen to test something, she's checking up on me to make sure i'm doing enough testing for it and meeting the stage deadline...ha  

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Oh Steve you don't know how to read do you?

 

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Me Nõ Habla Inglés, Espanõ solamente!
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Me Nõ Habla Inglés, Espanõ solamente!

Is that Spanish for Odyssey putter?

 

 

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Driver; Ping G410 Plus

5 Wood; Cally Steelhead 

5 Hybrid; Cally Steelhead

Irons; Ping G410 5-SW & Mizno 919 Hot Metal 5-SW

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Is that Spanish for Odyssey putter?

 

 

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Please direct him to the odyssey putter thread!

 

 

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No possible way this can be for real.  Even my 8 year old nephew knows international means not in the USA. 

 

I fear for the future.

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Well at least when I'm down I can always pull up a few of these testing threads to get a good chuckle.

 

I'm guessing Steve in Florida is probably going to be complaining about not ever winning these darn testing opportunities pretty soon.....

 

 

 

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Hi 

As an international 'independent' forum I think you should not be allowing the manufacturers any say in the testing process...otherwise this potentially taints the results, IMHO. While the golfing companies may try to skew the results for their own marketing bias, you could point out that, at least for most of the medium to large manufacturers, they are selling clubs globally, not just the USA.

Golf is an international sport played around the world and continually for the 12 months of the year. I would challenge you on the number of 'international' tests vs USA (or mainland America) tests.

While I appreciate the enormity of the numbers regarding testers vs equipment available the up front rule is the issue...not the fact that for example only 4 clubs are available for 1000 requests...I don't expect to get picked, but I would at least like to have the oppurtunity.

If shipping is the issue you could offer testing to international testers with a deal where they would pay for all or part of the shipping cost.

As an Australian golfer we play year round in many different conditions and I would have thought getting as many differences into your test data would only improve your results.

Please consider you international readers for your testing

Regards
Chris

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1 hour ago, Chrisf said:

Hi 

As an international 'independent' forum I think you should not be allowing the manufacturers any say in the testing process...otherwise this potentially taints the results, IMHO. While the golfing companies may try to skew the results for their own marketing bias, you could point out that, at least for most of the medium to large manufacturers, they are selling clubs globally, not just the USA.

Golf is an international sport played around the world and continually for the 12 months of the year. I would challenge you on the number of 'international' tests vs USA (or mainland America) tests.

While I appreciate the enormity of the numbers regarding testers vs equipment available the up front rule is the issue...not the fact that for example only 4 clubs are available for 1000 requests...I don't expect to get picked, but I would at least like to have the oppurtunity.

If shipping is the issue you could offer testing to international testers with a deal where they would pay for all or part of the shipping cost.

As an Australian golfer we play year round in many different conditions and I would have thought getting as many differences into your test data would only improve your results.

Please consider you international readers for your testing

Regards
Chris

I can't believe you actually typed this out.

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6 hours ago, Chrisf said:

Hi 

As an international 'independent' forum I think you should not be allowing the manufacturers any say in the testing process...otherwise this potentially taints the results, IMHO. While the golfing companies may try to skew the results for their own marketing bias, you could point out that, at least for most of the medium to large manufacturers, they are selling clubs globally, not just the USA.

Golf is an international sport played around the world and continually for the 12 months of the year. I would challenge you on the number of 'international' tests vs USA (or mainland America) tests.

While I appreciate the enormity of the numbers regarding testers vs equipment available the up front rule is the issue...not the fact that for example only 4 clubs are available for 1000 requests...I don't expect to get picked, but I would at least like to have the oppurtunity.

If shipping is the issue you could offer testing to international testers with a deal where they would pay for all or part of the shipping cost.

As an Australian golfer we play year round in many different conditions and I would have thought getting as many differences into your test data would only improve your results.

Please consider you international readers for your testing

Regards
Chris

Last year the vast majority of testing opportunities were open to all forum members, sure some were restricted to certain locations, but without going through all the application threads, I think international forum members were probably disproportionately represented in the reviews. 

The vast majority of regular participants in the forum are from the USA, but there was a significant number of review opportunities available to, and given to non USA  members, I should know, I was selected to review the Ping G700 irons. 

Sure, there were a few things I would have loved to have applied for, but as long as it's clear who can apply (which it is now) it doesn't bother me. 

I started a thread asking about the possibility of international members paying for shipping, and Barbajo posted a thorough and clear explanation of why that wouldn't necessarily work, as licensing and exclusivity come in to play for some of the company's who submit equipment for review.

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