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Wish they would leak the results to the forum members first so we can go on a Ebay buying spree before the general public has a chance.  haha

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4 Wood - Callaway Rogue - Project X Evenflow blue 6.0

Hybrids - Titleist 818 H2 -  3(c-1) and 4(c-4) - Tensei CK Blue 70 stiff

Irons - Callaway Apex  CF 16 5-AW - True Temper XP 95 Steel Stiff

Wedges - Ping Glide 54 SS, 58 TS

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In my time at MyGolfSpy (both as a member and a moderator), I think the request I've seen most often is to compare this year's Most Wanted Driver against previous year's winners. Until now, this wasn'

... While this is admittedly fun and I always love reading the results, personal playing experience should always be the determening factor. When the LTD was released, it was so technically advanced a

I remember the ads bragging about 10 yard gains from years back. So I have been playing for 30 years. When I first started I was hitting around 220 yards off the tee.  I think I really stink. I o

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10 hours ago, GB13 said:

Finally! These will be very interesting results, and hopefully will debunk most marketing hype about year over year gains. 

 

... To be fair GB13 there is certainly plenty of hype about new releases, but I don't believe any OEMs are hyping this years driver over last years driver. Just the typical hype over their current driver and the MGS testing will provide data, not hype. Just keep in mind every year plenty of golfers are upgrading their drivers maybe 3, 5 or many years older so the OEMs need to keep their marketing at full bore. But I do think the days of claiming additional yards this year compared to last year is over. 

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Utility:   Callaway Super Hybrid 17*   ... Tensei Pro Orange 80 hy s-flex
Irons:    4-Gw Titleist T100-S ... Steelfiber 95 r-flex
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Pretty sure I know how this is gonna go. I cant wait to see the results of the testing.

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Taylormade SIM Ti 15* Graphite Design Tour AD DI-6X

Taylormade 2016 M2 Diamana W-Series 70X

Taylormade M6 Rescue Graphite Design Tour AD HY-85X

Callaway Apex Forged UT 22* (bent) Project X LZ 6.5 Graphite

Callaway Legacy Black (Stenson) 5-PW Project X 6.0

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I would like to see a subscriber's choice for the 2020 data.

 

Start by creating a poll. Each person gets *5* votes, or rank the list most important to least important.

The list is each of your categories, or sets of categories - total distance, smash factor, flight, but might want to group low launch with high spin, or classify the average of 2000rpm tO 2500rpm as low spin.

Use that data to weight the data to what the community would rate the best overall. 

 

Would nearly guarantee its the longest driver, but it might be tightest dispersion!

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I can't wait to see this with the underlying data; some of the manufacturers might be biting their nails now lol

 

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On 3/27/2020 at 7:33 AM, mooremikea said:

Wish they would leak the results to the forum members first so we can go on a Ebay buying spree before the general public has a chance.  haha

That's insider trading lol

 

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:titelist-small: 716 AP2 4-P AMT S300 +1" 2-up

:vokey-small: SM7 50.12 F bent 1* weak, SM7 56.14 F, SM7 60.08 M - S200 +1" 2-up

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This data will definitely ruffle some feathers in the industry. More so hurt current sales when people realize there are only 5yd gains on drivers costing $200+ more.

I guess it will depend on how many people read the article when it is released....

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Someone said it earlier but the shaft used will have a lot to due with results. Still, interested to see results. From personal experience, I swear I see a distance gain from a new driver for a few rounds but I tend to get back to within 5 yards of ‘normal’ driver distance. 

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:titelist-small: U510 3 iron Graphite Design Tour AD

:titelist-small: U500 4 iron Project X Smoke 

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finally see if all that PR and advertising is real

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Fairway Wood:   :ping-small: G30 Stiff Shaft

Hybrid:   :titelist-small: TS2 19* Hzrdus Smoke Black Stiff shaft

Irons:     :titelist-small: 718 AP1 (4-PW) AMT Red Stiff Shafts 

Wedges:  :cleveland-small: RTX4 52* 56*

Putter:   :cameron-small: Scotty Cameron Golo 5

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This is going to be great.  I cant wait to see if it ends up looking the way I think it will.

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MGS has reported before that the low level fruit in gains have already been eaten up, and years ago. I would imagine that we'll definitely see some incremental gains in certain product lines, but just like in a fitting - do I want to pay an extra $300 for +2 yds and relatively similar dispersion of a properly fitted stock shaft? Do I want to pay $500 for a new driver when I can find similar results for $200?

It would be an amazing thing to be able to fit a previous year's model, but unless you can do that, to me it's still worth getting properly fitted on a new model and hanging on to it for years.

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Did I miss it and these results were posted already? The original post was from Feb. 26th and the 2020 Driver results were posted on March 21st but I don't see any of the previous year winners included there so I assume this is going to be posted separately?? 

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6 hours ago, ChitownM2 said:

Did I miss it and these results were posted already? The original post was from Feb. 26th and the 2020 Driver results were posted on March 21st but I don't see any of the previous year winners included there so I assume this is going to be posted separately?? 

The HQ and Test Facility Is in VIrginia, which has been closed since the middle of March.   

So all Most Wanted testing came to a stop. 

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On 3/31/2020 at 8:48 AM, JonMUSC08 said:

This data will definitely ruffle some feathers in the industry. More so hurt current sales when people realize there are only 5yd gains on drivers costing $200+ more.

I guess it will depend on how many people read the article when it is released....

5 yards gain is significant for some and with the upgrade, I’ve seen YouTube videos where DJ has mentioned gaining an extra 3 yards is significant for him. What so am my forget is that there are buyers that have older equipment that upgrade at some point so while someone who bought a 2019 driver may not be in the market for a new one in 2020 there are customer who have drivers that are more than 3 years old and sometimes much older who are now ready to buy and they will see an improvement.

also not every improvement comes in distance or speed numbers. Improvements in standard deviation are as important in judging a release as is the distance/speed gains. Plus there are gains to be made in improved dispersion changes in face design and material. Callaway has been able to use AI to design a face that matches best with each model of the Mavrik release which have different head shapes and designs to offer different playing characteristics.

Lastly there are people that like having new and shiny even if there is no performance benefit just because they prefer the looks of something new.

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Wood: Titleist 917F2 with UST Mamiya Helium 5F4

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Irons: Titleist 718 AP3 4i, 718 CB 5-6, MB 7-9 with KBS $ Taper 125

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8 hours ago, Golfspy_CG2 said:

The HQ and Test Facility Is in VIrginia, which has been closed since the middle of March.   

So all Most Wanted testing came to a stop. 

That's understandable, thanks for the update. Better to keep everyone safe.

I just figured that they would have tested the previous years clubs at the same time as all of this years models and that maybe it was posted somewhere that I couldn't find it. 

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I think there will be some upset people that believe the hype machine of every year clubs get better.  Uh Ohhhhh.  Time to find out that a new driver each year typically doesn't uphold to a companies claim of longer, faster and straighter.  This will be great!

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5 Wood : :callaway-small: Epic Flash 18* Hzdrs Smoke stiff

4 Hybrid: :callaway-small:  Apex w/Kuro Kage stiff

     Irons:  :callaway-small: 5-7  Apex forged 19 w/ Modus 120 X

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I think there will be some upset people that believe the hype machine of every year clubs get better.  Uh Ohhhhh.  Time to find out that a new driver each year typically doesn't uphold to a companies claim of longer, faster and straighter.  This will be great!

Clubs do get better every year. It just may not be in a way that benefits you or that you believe is better. Regarding the claims, I am sure they are accurate, but the testing protocol may not be relevant to the golfer.
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20 hours ago, ChitownM2 said:

That's understandable, thanks for the update. Better to keep everyone safe.

I just figured that they would have tested the previous years clubs at the same time as all of this years models and that maybe it was posted somewhere that I couldn't find it. 

I believe the goal was to finish all the 2020 testing first, find out the winner for that.  While all the data for that was being done, the testers has moved on to the putter testing which took them right up to order to close.  NO telling what this shutdown has done to the overall testing, obviously pushed it was back for mallet putters and irons.   

So it could be even longer before we see the 2020 vs previous winners.   That's nothing official, just my guess.

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Just now, Golfspy_CG2 said:

I believe the goal was to finish all the 2020 testing first, find out the winner for that.  While all the data for that was being done, the testers has moved on to the putter testing which took them right up to order to close.  NO telling what this shutdown has done to the overall testing, obviously pushed it was back for mallet putters and irons.   

So it could be even longer before we see the 2020 vs previous winners.   That's nothing official, just my guess.

Yup.  They said on the podcast that they were going to wait until the 2020 Most Wanted was decided and then start the Winners Testing

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