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Duration: 00:49:19

2020 is looking to be a big year in testing at MyGolfSpy with every major brand participating.

1:22 - New Media vs. Old Media and the recent Twitter tussle
13:45 - The 2020 Most Wanted Driver test and the list of brands participating
19:08 - 9 new drivers appear on the USGA nonconforming list, all from Callaway
26:18 - Some of our favorite products from 2019
34:16 - A $250 Putter shaft named the Stability Tour
46:58 - Predictions for the Most Wanted Driver in 2020

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:callaway-small: Rogue Sub Zero, 10.5°, Project X EvenFlow Blue 65
: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
:ping-small: G700 5–PW, blue dot, Modus3 105
:cleveland-small: CBX 48°
:cleveland-small: RTX-3 CB 54° and 60°
:odyssey-small: Stroke Lab R Ball, 34"
:srixon-small: Z-Star XV

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Every major brand participating.

That is a big freakin deal.


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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

Rochester, NY

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Are any of these podcast things available in segmented print online. I'd personally prefer to read. Not a podcast guy but some of the segments sound interesting.

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My Sun Mountain bag currently includes:   TWGTLogo2.png.06c802075f4d211691d88895b3f34b75.png 771CSI 5i - PW and TWGTLogo2.png.06c802075f4d211691d88895b3f34b75.png PFC Micro Tour-c 52°, 56°, 60 wedges

                                                                               :755178188_TourEdge: EXS 10.5*, TWGTLogo2.png.06c802075f4d211691d88895b3f34b75.png 929-HS FW4 16.5* 

                                                                                :edel-golf-1: Willimette w/GolfPride Contour

 

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Are any of these podcast things available in segmented print online. I'd personally prefer to read. Not a podcast guy but some of the segments sound interesting.

Thanks for bringing it up. I'm not a podcast guy either. Wish everyone would provide an option of read or listen.


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Left Hand orientation

:ping-small: G410 SFT driver 

:cobra-small: F Max 5 wood

:ping-small:  9 wood
:ping-small:  410  Hybrids 22*, 26*
:wilson-small: C300 4i-GP
:cleveland-small:  Wedges RTX 3.0: 52*, 56*
:ping-small: EYE 2 Wedge 60*

: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:

:SuperSpeed: Official Tester 2020   Beginning Driver Speed  - 78

 

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4 hours ago, bens197 said:

Every major brand participating.

That is a big freakin deal.
 

And I am looking forward to hitting each and every one of those drivers.   Plus I get to try the new Bridgestone ball and there were a lot of putters lined up waiting for us to test as well.  

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Driver:  :ping-small: G400 Max 9* with UST Proforce V2
Fairway: :titelist-small: TS3 15* set  w/Project X Hzardous Smoke
Hybrids:  :titelist-small: 816H1 19* set at 18* w/KBS Tour Graphite Hybrid Prototype
                :titelist-small: 915H  21*  w/KBS Tour Graphite Hybrid Prototype
               :titelist-small: 915H 24*  w/KBS Tour Graphite Hybrid Prototype
Irons:      :srixon-small: 765 6-AW with KBS Tour shafts
Wedge:  :cleveland-small: 588 54-14, 58-12
Putter:  :odyssey-small: Ten S      Backups:  :bobby-grace-1: 6330,   :EVNROLL: ER2.2,  

 

Member:  MGS Hitsquad since 2017697979773_DSCN2368(Custom).JPG.a1a25f5e430d9eebae93c5d652cbd4b9.JPG

 

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1 hour ago, PlaidJacket said:

Are any of these podcast things available in segmented print online. I'd personally prefer to read. Not a podcast guy but some of the segments sound interesting.

The problem is that these things aren't really scripted, so there's nothing written in advance to make this easy.  You can go to http://downsub.com, copy in the YouTube link, and download a text file with the auto-generated closed captions.  I'll warn you, auto-generated CCs are not awesome.  

I gotta be honest - the MGS boys make it easy to listen by posting their stuff on SoundCloud.  Just click on the link above and it will start playing.  No apps, no subscriptions, no nothing.

 

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What's in the bag:
Driver - :cobra-small: F8 - Aldila NV Blue 60 ( S )
3 Wood (16*) - :cobra-small: F8 - Aldila NV Blue 60 ( S )
2 Hybrid - Titleist 585 (17*) - Titleist 4175 ( R )
4i - LW - :cobra-small: F8 - N.S. Pro Modus3 Tour105 ( S )
Putter - :ping-small: Craz-e
Bag - :1590477705_SunMountain: 2.5 (Forest Green)
Ball -  :Snell: MTB-X
Instagram - @hardcorelooper
Twitter - @meovino
Facebook - mike.eovino
 

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When I hear major brand, does that include Hogan and Sub 70? Sorry if that was covered. I don’t really do the podcast thing either.


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:wilson_staff_small:  Cortex w/Aldila Rogue Silver 110 MSI 70X Tipped 1"

:wilson_staff_small: F5 17 degree hybrid w/Rogue Black 85X

:wilson_staff_small:C300 Forged 3-5 w/C-Taper 130X

:wilson_staff_small: FG Tour V6 5-6 w/C-Taper 130X

 :wilson_staff_small: Staff Model Blade 7-PW w/C-Taper 130X

:cleveland-small: RTX4 52, 56, 60 w/S400 Tour Issue

:EVNROLL: ER7

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8 hours ago, Rtracymog said:

When I hear major brand, does that include Hogan and Sub 70? Sorry if that was covered. I don’t really do the podcast thing either.


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Yuppers….

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What's in the bag:
 
Driver:  Sub 70 639D - 9.5; :cleveland-small: Launcher HB Turbo; :mizuno-small: ST 190 
FW Wood: :tour-edge: Tour Edge EXS 220 - 15*; :mizuno-small: ST 180 14*
Hybrids:  PXG 0311 22
Utility Irons: :wilson_staff_small: Staff Model Utilities 18, 21, 24*;  Lynx VT Stinger - 16*
Irons::wilson_staff_small: D7 Forged; :benhogan-small:PTx Pro, :macgregor-small: VIP 1025 V-Foil MB/CB; :wilson_staff_small: Progressives (circa 1993)

Wedges:  :cleveland-small: CBX -2, :benhogan-small:Riviera 52-56-60; :wilson_staff_small: Staff Model
Putter:   :edel-golf-1:  Willamette,  :bettinardi-small: BB8,  :benhogan-small:Baby Ben

Ball: :bridgestone-small: Tour B X (2020); :srixon-small: Z-STAR XV

Stat Tracker/GPS Watch: :ShotScope:


 
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On 12/22/2019 at 1:28 AM, GolfSpy Barbajo said:

Yuppers….

Can't decide if you're calling him an American version of 'Yuppies' or saying yes!

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:cobra-small:King LTD 9*, Accra FX100 M3 45"/ King F8 9*, Accra FX200 M4 44" + 15g
,:cobra-small:King LTD 13*, Accra FX100 M3 42.5"
:cobra-small:F9+ 17.5*, Accra FX100 M3 40.5"
:cobra-small:King F8 OL 4-PW, Rogue Pro Iron 75 Regular 36"
:cobra-small:
King F8 OL GW-LW Rogue Pro Iron 85 Regular 36"
Lajosi-White2.jpg.2c9fd63a6e850be7bbf7177771c5ed8e.jpg Custom DD201WB Armlock (450g, 8*, 72* Upright, 40"), BGT Stability Shaft
:bridgestone-small: 2020 Tour B RX
 

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To make it easy for you all these are the brands included in alphabetic order: (List of brands at 15:28)

  • Ben Hogan
  • Callaway
  • Cleveland
  • Cobra
  • Honma
  • Lynx
  • Mizuno
  • Ping
  • PXG
  • Srixon
  • Sub 70
  • Taylormade
  • Titleist
  • Tour Edge
  • Tommy Armour
  • Wilson
  • XXIO
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Driver:  Ping G30 - Testing Ben Hogan GS53
3W:  Callaway Big Bertha Steelhead 2
2i: Maltby KE4 FDI 
4-PW:  Maltby TS-1 - C-Taper 120g 
50º: Open

56º:  Cleveland RTX-2 
60º: Maltby Tour Grind MGPutter:  Odyssey White Hot RX 2-ball

Ball: Snell MTB X
Other: Game Golf Live
Handicap: 9.4  -  Best Score: 73 (3 over) Highland Park Golf Course Birmingham, AL- 2019

2020 MGS Forum Tester - Ben Hogan GS53 Driver

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3 hours ago, pozzit said:

To make it easy for you all these are the brands included in alphabetic order: (List of brands at 15:28)

  • Ben Hogan
  • Callaway
  • Cleveland
  • Cobra
  • Honma
  • Lynx
  • Mizuno
  • Ping
  • PXG
  • Srixon
  • Sub 70
  • Taylormade
  • Titleist
  • Tour Edge
  • Tommy Armour
  • Wilson
  • XXIO

Not sure if they were just listing drivers,  but there are more OEMs in most wanted testing than what you have listed.  Such as New Level,  Bettinardi, Edel, and Fourteen. 

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Driver:  :ping-small: G400 Max 9* with UST Proforce V2
Fairway: :titelist-small: TS3 15* set  w/Project X Hzardous Smoke
Hybrids:  :titelist-small: 816H1 19* set at 18* w/KBS Tour Graphite Hybrid Prototype
                :titelist-small: 915H  21*  w/KBS Tour Graphite Hybrid Prototype
               :titelist-small: 915H 24*  w/KBS Tour Graphite Hybrid Prototype
Irons:      :srixon-small: 765 6-AW with KBS Tour shafts
Wedge:  :cleveland-small: 588 54-14, 58-12
Putter:  :odyssey-small: Ten S      Backups:  :bobby-grace-1: 6330,   :EVNROLL: ER2.2,  

 

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Not sure if they were just listing drivers,  but there are more OEMs in most wanted testing than what you have listed.  Such as New Level,  Bettinardi, Edel, and Fourteen. 
These are the brands that that are participating in the 2020 most wanted Driver test.

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Driver:  Ping G30 - Testing Ben Hogan GS53
3W:  Callaway Big Bertha Steelhead 2
2i: Maltby KE4 FDI 
4-PW:  Maltby TS-1 - C-Taper 120g 
50º: Open

56º:  Cleveland RTX-2 
60º: Maltby Tour Grind MGPutter:  Odyssey White Hot RX 2-ball

Ball: Snell MTB X
Other: Game Golf Live
Handicap: 9.4  -  Best Score: 73 (3 over) Highland Park Golf Course Birmingham, AL- 2019

2020 MGS Forum Tester - Ben Hogan GS53 Driver

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I will be honest, I am hoping for a sleeper come from behind win on the most wanted driver list. Maybe Cobra or Mizuno. 


Driver: SIM 9 Motore X F1 7X tipped 1 inch

Utility Iron: Cobra King Utility irons 18 degree Aldila rogue 90 X

Irons: Cobra King forged CB 4-PW KBS $ Taper 130 X

Wedges: Cleveland 49,52.58.64

Putter: Kronos Release.

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     Forgive me if I am wrong ( which my wife says is often), but wasn't the rebound frozen a few years back?

To my way of thinking (if correct) your best option would be a shaft fitting, yes?

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On 12/20/2019 at 6:21 PM, tony@CIC said:


Thanks for bringing it up. I'm not a podcast guy either. Wish everyone would provide an option of read or listen.
 

 

... I'm with you and Plaid. I don't listen to podcasts and wish they would provide a transcript after it has been out awhile. 

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Driver:   Cobra Speedzone Xtreme 9* ... Tensei Pro Orange 60r
Fw wood: Cobra Speedzone 14.5* ... Atmos TS Blue 75s
Utility:   TaylorMade RBZ Tour Hy ... Matrix Altus 85 hy
Irons:    4-Gw Titleist T100-S ... Kuro Kage 105 Tini s-flex
              4-pw TaylorMade P760 ... Recoil Prototype 95 r-flex
Wedges:  SM6 52* F Grind /SM7D & SM8M 58* ... Recoil 110s
Putter:  Newport 2.5 at 33"
Ball:  TaylorMade TP5x

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Just FWIW - these are also on Youtube if you'd rather not do a podcast.

That's the way I listen at work.

https://www.youtube.com/user/mygolfspy/videos

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:titelist-small:  TS3 PX EvenFlow T1100 White  
:cobra-small:  King F7 3/4w Fujikara 
:titelist-small:  816 H1 21 Diamana red 
:ping-small:  G410 4-U Project X LZ 6.0
:vokey-small:  SM6 54/58 
:odyssey-small:  Stroke Lab Black Ten S
:918457628_PrecisionPro: nx7 pro 
:1590477705_SunMountain:  C130
:Arccos: Caddie

Franklin, MA; Right Handed; 10
"the club face sends it, the path bends it..."

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15 minutes ago, GolfSpy Stroker said:

Just FWIW - these are also on Youtube if you'd rather not do a podcast.

That's the way I listen at work.

https://www.youtube.com/user/mygolfspy/videos

 

... Thanks, but the point is some of us like to read not watch or listen. 

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Driver:   Cobra Speedzone Xtreme 9* ... Tensei Pro Orange 60r
Fw wood: Cobra Speedzone 14.5* ... Atmos TS Blue 75s
Utility:   TaylorMade RBZ Tour Hy ... Matrix Altus 85 hy
Irons:    4-Gw Titleist T100-S ... Kuro Kage 105 Tini s-flex
              4-pw TaylorMade P760 ... Recoil Prototype 95 r-flex
Wedges:  SM6 52* F Grind /SM7D & SM8M 58* ... Recoil 110s
Putter:  Newport 2.5 at 33"
Ball:  TaylorMade TP5x

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     Forgive me if I am wrong ( which my wife says is often), but wasn't the rebound frozen a few years back?
To my way of thinking (if correct) your best option would be a shaft fitting, yes?

Yes, Max COR was established several years ago. The problem is that no driver to date has that same COR across the entire face. So miss hits won’t transfer the most energy to the ball. Additionally, club dynamics impact other variables, like spin and launch angle, that influence distance and dispersion.

That said shaft fittings are important to help the player sync everything up and help the player consistently deliver the head into the ball. This is needed because of variable like head total weight, weight distribution, and to some extents the look of the head.

I can tell that you every head will perform differently when you actually swing them. This applies to all clubs for driver through putter.

Driver:  :ping-small: G400 Max 9* with UST Proforce V2
Fairway: :titelist-small: TS3 15* set  w/Project X Hzardous Smoke
Hybrids:  :titelist-small: 816H1 19* set at 18* w/KBS Tour Graphite Hybrid Prototype
                :titelist-small: 915H  21*  w/KBS Tour Graphite Hybrid Prototype
               :titelist-small: 915H 24*  w/KBS Tour Graphite Hybrid Prototype
Irons:      :srixon-small: 765 6-AW with KBS Tour shafts
Wedge:  :cleveland-small: 588 54-14, 58-12
Putter:  :odyssey-small: Ten S      Backups:  :bobby-grace-1: 6330,   :EVNROLL: ER2.2,  

 

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1 hour ago, chisag said:

 

... I'm with you and Plaid. I don't listen to podcasts and wish they would provide a transcript after it has been out awhile. 

Written transcripts are very common today. Virtually all investor calls today - quarterly earnings call are all documented. Not sure if this is a cost issue for MGS or access to the right source. 


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:ping-small: G410 SFT driver 

:cobra-small: F Max 5 wood

:ping-small:  9 wood
:ping-small:  410  Hybrids 22*, 26*
:wilson-small: C300 4i-GP
:cleveland-small:  Wedges RTX 3.0: 52*, 56*
:ping-small: EYE 2 Wedge 60*

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

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

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:SuperSpeed: Official Tester 2020   Beginning Driver Speed  - 78

 

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24 minutes ago, tony@CIC said:

Written transcripts are very common today. Virtually all investor calls today - quarterly earnings call are all documented. Not sure if this is a cost issue for MGS or access to the right source. 

Unfortunately we have as much insight into it as you do.

You can send your request along to the team: https://mygolfspy.com/contact/

If we hear anything we'll be sure to follow up!


StrokerAce
:titelist-small:  TS3 PX EvenFlow T1100 White  
:cobra-small:  King F7 3/4w Fujikara 
:titelist-small:  816 H1 21 Diamana red 
:ping-small:  G410 4-U Project X LZ 6.0
:vokey-small:  SM6 54/58 
:odyssey-small:  Stroke Lab Black Ten S
:918457628_PrecisionPro: nx7 pro 
:1590477705_SunMountain:  C130
:Arccos: Caddie

Franklin, MA; Right Handed; 10
"the club face sends it, the path bends it..."

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