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I have to say the fact that they can get so close with these numbers is pretty impressive.  

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The latest issue of Golf Digest includes an extended article detailing Tiger Woods's ball testing procedure with Bridgestone: Why mention that here? Because Tiger's testing was done without

Played 18 with only my white ball stash. Played whole round with same ball. Simply put: the best round I have played in close to 3 decades! Played men's forward tees 5310 yards.  TOTAL SCORE

Happy freaking Monday, y’all! My package of goodness arrived today, and I am legitimately excited to start testing. As it turns out, @yungkoryand I are playing 18 this afternoon so I’ll post some init

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I have to say the fact that they can get so close with these numbers is pretty impressive.  


Doesn’t surprise me. The quality of the Bridgestone XW-1 wedges they are still on my bag after getting beat up over a few seasons is amazing.

Forged, yet durable. Wonder if I should replace them with some updated XW-1’s...?

When I was playing the BStone Tour B XS a few seasons back I really enjoyed them. A top quality ball for sure.

So the fact that they figured out how to get this data from a video is what I’d expect from them. Still amazing though, from a cell phone video.
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In preparation for doing blind testing of new spheres for 2020 from Bridgestone Golf, they took some baseline information. In addition to these numbers, lines were straight with minimal divergence from a slight fade.

I will be representing the "Old Geezer with Injured Foot" division!  Actually, this set of numbers is almost exactly what Top Tracker said I hit a few days earlier,  Their recommended ball is what I have played for over a year (e6 before then).

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In My BELDIN Green Bay Packer 1999 Super Bowl Champions Bag  :  :ping: G410 Plus, Alta Red CB 55 SR Flex, GX-7 14º(acting as a 3 wood),  :ping:   G400 4H, 5H. Sr Flex,   :ping:  G400 6i Sr Flex, G-Max 7i. 9i Sr Flex , Glide 2.0  Wedges graphite SR Shafts (50º, 56º, 60º),  :ping: Putter: Cadence Mid-TR 350g :bridgestone: e12 for the items I try to hit on purposematte red, so I can see them. :footjoy: on my feet and hands, US Embassy-Singapore hat on my head (with PACKERS, Brewers or UW-Badgers hats as options).

 

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In preparation for doing blind testing of new spheres for 2020 from Bridgestone Golf, they took some baseline information. In addition to these numbers, lines were straight with minimal divergence from a slight fade.
I will be representing the "Old Geezer with Injured Foot" division!  Actually, this set of numbers is almost exactly what Top Tracker said I hit a few days earlier,  Their recommended ball is what I have played for over a year (e5 before then).
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Looks like the “Leader in the Clubhouse” in the Ole Fart Division


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I am anxiously awaiting the white box delivery, so I am now taking time to assess what it is I already do as I stroke the ball and what I, at this time, am hoping to discover in the process.

It is very clear that I am an older golfer who is always on the lookout to improve his play. It is obvious, when looking at my stats, that I would be helped out with gaining a little more swing speed, especially off of the tee.  I am not ready to expect the ball used to find massive improvement!  

As the Bridgestone numbers accurately reflect my distance and speed, there is, still, more than some room for growth.

What my numbers do not reflect is my more than acceptable hybrid and iron work this year.  I get good distance and distribution of  distance within those clubs; I am still working with spin rates around the green. My Phil style lob-shots have a tendency to run quite a bit. I will be looking at this from the start.

As always, plans will change; I think I am ready!

 

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In My BELDIN Green Bay Packer 1999 Super Bowl Champions Bag  :  :ping: G410 Plus, Alta Red CB 55 SR Flex, GX-7 14º(acting as a 3 wood),  :ping:   G400 4H, 5H. Sr Flex,   :ping:  G400 6i Sr Flex, G-Max 7i. 9i Sr Flex , Glide 2.0  Wedges graphite SR Shafts (50º, 56º, 60º),  :ping: Putter: Cadence Mid-TR 350g :bridgestone: e12 for the items I try to hit on purposematte red, so I can see them. :footjoy: on my feet and hands, US Embassy-Singapore hat on my head (with PACKERS, Brewers or UW-Badgers hats as options).

 

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I’m playing this Friday afternoon, but I doubt the new nuggets will be here before then.  Won’t play again til the Friday after Christmas at best, maybe I’ll have them then.

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It’s crazy nice out today so I’ll be playing 9, but I’ll be stalking USPS just in case that white box shows up!

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:ping-small: G410 3W 14.5º | Graphite Designs Tour AD DI 7S
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2 hours ago, mr.hicksta said:

It’s crazy nice out today so I’ll be playing 9, but I’ll be stalking USPS just in case that white box shows up!

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Usps informed delivery dude. Get notified about all Usps packages being shipped to your address 

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17 hours ago, jlukes said:

Usps informed delivery dude. Get notified about all Usps packages being shipped to your address 

Oh you know I know about Informed Delivery, haha! And trust me, assuming they're shipping from GA I've been checking the shipping locations of any package I don't recognize!

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This is a cool test - from now on I’m only apply to tests that Hicksta applies for - he gets in on the good ones!


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2 hours ago, revkev said:

This is a cool test - from now on I’m only apply to tests that Hicksta applies for - he gets in on the good ones!


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The #HickstaEffect! 😉

Like everyone else, I'm looking forward to the white box of goodness and I played in some windy conditions yesterday that would've been fun to test in. Thankfully there will be more of those days out this way!

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:ping-small: G410 3W 14.5º | Graphite Designs Tour AD DI 7S
:ping-small: G410 3H 19º | KBS Tour Hybrid Proto 85 S+
:ping-small: G410 4H 22º | KBS Tour Hybrid Proto 85 S+
:srixon-small: Z785 5-PW | Project X LS 6.0
:cleveland-small: RTX ZipCore Tour Rack 50, 54, 60 (Mid) | True Temper DG Tour Issue S400
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Happy New Year, y’all! Looking forward to getting these bad boys in hand so I can get my testing on. Hope 2020 is going well for everyone so far!

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:ping-small: G410 3W 14.5º | Graphite Designs Tour AD DI 7S
:ping-small: G410 3H 19º | KBS Tour Hybrid Proto 85 S+
:ping-small: G410 4H 22º | KBS Tour Hybrid Proto 85 S+
:srixon-small: Z785 5-PW | Project X LS 6.0
:cleveland-small: RTX ZipCore Tour Rack 50, 54, 60 (Mid) | True Temper DG Tour Issue S400
:EVNROLL: ER5 | BGT Stability Tour
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Happy New Year everyone, ready to get my testing started. 

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While awaiting the objects, I have bee working on better sequencing in the swing as well as keeping hands from moving wildly forward of the club head.  As a result, I have picked up about 25 MPH of ball speed and 35 yards of distance. Not consistent yet, swing speed still a tad under 100 but getting better. Not swinging harder, just a matter of hips and hands.

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In My BELDIN Green Bay Packer 1999 Super Bowl Champions Bag  :  :ping: G410 Plus, Alta Red CB 55 SR Flex, GX-7 14º(acting as a 3 wood),  :ping:   G400 4H, 5H. Sr Flex,   :ping:  G400 6i Sr Flex, G-Max 7i. 9i Sr Flex , Glide 2.0  Wedges graphite SR Shafts (50º, 56º, 60º),  :ping: Putter: Cadence Mid-TR 350g :bridgestone: e12 for the items I try to hit on purposematte red, so I can see them. :footjoy: on my feet and hands, US Embassy-Singapore hat on my head (with PACKERS, Brewers or UW-Badgers hats as options).

 

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12 hours ago, DrMJG said:

While awaiting the objects, I have bee working on better sequencing in the swing as well as keeping hands from moving wildly forward of the club head.  As a result, I have picked up about 25 MPH of ball speed and 35 yards of distance. Not consistent yet, swing speed still a tad under 100 but getting better. Not swinging harder, just a matter of hips and hands.

Wow, bottle up some of thta magic sauce and send to me please, even if only a fraction! 25mph BS, yes please!

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So I'm seeing these lovely white boxes all over social media, but I still haven't a shipping notification on USPS Informed Delivery. Anyone else hear anything? 

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:ping-small: G410 3W 14.5º | Graphite Designs Tour AD DI 7S
:ping-small: G410 3H 19º | KBS Tour Hybrid Proto 85 S+
:ping-small: G410 4H 22º | KBS Tour Hybrid Proto 85 S+
:srixon-small: Z785 5-PW | Project X LS 6.0
:cleveland-small: RTX ZipCore Tour Rack 50, 54, 60 (Mid) | True Temper DG Tour Issue S400
:EVNROLL: ER5 | BGT Stability Tour
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On 1/10/2020 at 11:34 AM, mr.hicksta said:

So I'm seeing these lovely white boxes all over social media, but I still haven't a shipping notification on USPS Informed Delivery. Anyone else hear anything? 

I just popped in to see if anyone had their shipments yet after seeing all the pics on Twitter...

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On 1/10/2020 at 10:34 AM, mr.hicksta said:

So I'm seeing these lovely white boxes all over social media, but I still haven't a shipping notification on USPS Informed Delivery. Anyone else hear anything? 

Link, where and what are you seeing?

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