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Obviously, big ticket items are fun to read about. But there are small ticket items I would love to see, also: More DTC brands. I think the Sub70 test last year was wildly successful. Would lo

Would love to see a company do a utility iron + hybrid test. Each tester gets both clubs in a similar loft and then testing centers around on course performance comparisons 

Just gonna leave this one here....Will more than happily test a SIMULATOR

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I'm not really fussed but I'd like to see Evnrolls new V series get a run.

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1 hour ago, cnosil said:

If we are dreaming here goes:

Aimpoint Express clinic
DECADE foundations class (long term evaluation )
Lowest Score Wins strategy (long term evaluation)
Divot board
Plane mate
Titleist wedge fitting
Adam Young strike plan or accuracy plan
Personal launch monitors

Like the thinking here when it comes to instruction and improvement plans. You could add Skillest, Sam Goulden/Square to Square or Rebellion Golf to that list as well.

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55 minutes ago, Lacassem said:

Just gonna leave this one here....Will more than happily test a SIMULATOR

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^ If he gets chosen and does a basement install I’ll do a bonus review too. 😂

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  • The Odyssey OG line would be really cool
  • I always like to see underdog brands like Wilson, Srixon, Bridgestone, Mizuno, etc, get involved with perhaps clubs they're not the most known for. Especially if they aren't usually on people's radar. I was a part of the Bridgestone wedge and Lynx iron testing over the past couple of years and had a lot of fun and learned a lot in the process about some brands that we don't necessarily get force-fed all the time. 

I know these may not be possible due to the complexities involved but here are a couple test/contests that I think would be fun:

  • An iron fitting/swing analysis either with someone's own clubs at a place like Club Champion.. 

OR with an OEM. The OEM could send out a stock set based on a phone fitting or the equivalent of a fitting at a large retailer (PGATSS, Golf Galaxy, etc), and then after a month, they could go back to the OEM, or supporting retailer for the OEM, and get lofts and lies adjusted accordingly. I think too often people just buy the clubs and don't get properly fit into them... then they would spend another month and report the final results. 

  • Driver vs Driver vs Driver vs Driver vs Runner Up (Contest)

In this one, there could be 5 contestants. Each gets a driver from the DOTY list to test and compile their own specific data. There can be some quantifiable stats that each will collect as to show how that driver improved (or didn't) their individual game i.e. % of strokes gained, disbursement, yardage gained, etc. Not comparing each person's #'s but the improvements gained. The forum could also vote on a runner up that maybe didn't make it (hm hm.. ping.. hm hm..). This would allow us as forum members to somewhat be part of similar testing done for the DOTY. 

 

Either way, can't wait to see what testing and testers await us on the MGS horizon! 

 

 

 

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Goodness, have you guys covered all the bases.  I don't have anything new, but...

I'd piggyback on @jlukessuggestion of utility iron vs hybrid

Anything at the top of the bag:  fairways, hybrids, etc.

Small company/DTC irons (there are several suggestions above.)

I'm just looking forward to reading the reviews.  I learn so much from everyone.

 

 

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4 hours ago, cnosil said:

If we are dreaming here goes:

Aimpoint Express clinic
DECADE foundations class (long term evaluation )
Lowest Score Wins strategy (long term evaluation)
Divot board
Plane mate
Titleist wedge fitting
Adam Young strike plan or accuracy plan
Personal launch monitors

I have done the Aimpoint Express clinic. Its life changing

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Maybe we’re due for another test of the TrueGolfFit system? Once the 2021 driver results are loaded?

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1 minute ago, B.Boston said:

Maybe we’re due for another test of the TrueGolfFit system? Once the 2021 driver results are loaded?

2nd this, as i tried it a few weeks ago and it recommened a driver that is no longer made

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1 minute ago, rbsiedsc said:

2nd this, as i tried it a few weeks ago and it recommened a driver that is no longer made

IIRC the first test with it was before shaft data was in there as well.  I’d be really interested to see if it results in a great fit. 
 

of course if one were to lie when answering the questions that’s really not the fault of the system, so a trip to a sim go get some figures would likely be needed too. 
 

could be a real good one though with the quality of drivers in the 2020 and 2021 class. 

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Some of the tests I'd like to see, and most if not all of them have been mentioned:

Srixon woods and irons

Personal launch monitors

Divot Board

Planemate

Sub 70 wedges

Tests involving Most Wanted winners

Another long game gapping test

Hitting mats and or nets

Adam Young Strike Plan

And of course, CCC#5

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I think seeing some fairway vs hybrid tests would be very interesting. I would also love to see a driving iron just because I think it would be an interesting challenge. Also #CCC5 will be epic after the great examples we have seen.

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11 hours ago, jlukes said:

Would love to see a company do a utility iron + hybrid test. Each tester gets both clubs in a similar loft and then testing centers around on course performance comparisons 

A similar thought to mine, comparison of hybrid/utility iron with high lofted fairway wood (7,9 even 11)

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13 hours ago, GolfSpy MPR said:

We'll be starting the 2021 MyGolfSpy Forum testing season soon!

A little peak behind the curtain: I regularly have members ask what gear is on the calendar for the upcoming year. The total truth: we almost never know. The OEMs are really in the driver's seat when it comes to testing. Their priorities have a much greater impact on what we do in testing, and that's as it should be. (As a reminder, that's also why some tests are US only or have other restrictions.) An OEM might make a whole line of products, but they're going to offer for Forum testing the products that they want to create buzz about.

That said, I wanted to start a thread to ask, "What 2021 equipment do you want to see in this year's MGS Forum testing?"

Here are a couple of mine:

  • I'm drooling with anticipation over the Odyssey 2-Ball Ten line.
  • I want one OEM to do 47-48" drivers. Callaway would be an awesome candidate here, as they have a line of drivers specced for that length.
  • AutoFlex shafts? (a guy can dream, right?)

(And this is as good a time as any to offer this reminder: Forum testing isn't a contest. We choose testers who've been active in the Forum and have shown the ability to follow up on a review. Interested in testing? Increase your chances of being chosen by checking out this FAQ post.)

Here's your chance to make your appeal: what current year products would excite you as Forum tests?

Two types of wedges from the same OEM to test vs each other, or set PW vs same loft in none-set wedge

I’d LOVE to test a 47” Callaway against my sledgehammer!!! Two theories on long drive, head-to-head!

Mallet head putter vs blade putter, same specs, same OEM

MMT shafts in the higher weights like 125/130g

As others have said, Ping Long Game

Ping G425 irons

Ping i210 replacement, if coming to market

Srixon ZX5 and ZX7

Indoor putting mats

Outdoor mats 

Something like a ProV and ProV1X test by same person to get stats over 2 mos to compare which balls are best for that golfer

Ooo! Soft ball vs Premium ball, same OEM, slower swing speed golfers!

Motorized “push cart”

Cobra long game! Would love to test rails on bottom vs my non-rail clubs!!!

TXG “Frankenwedge” test: shorter, lighter wedges vs current wedges in ones bag

 

 

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Wow I think the moderators have a few suggestions to go through. I really like the ideas of challenges, CCC is always enjoyable.
There are a lot of small challenges you can do depending on the club.

From the product side I think
Anything Mizuno,
Ping G425 irons,
DTC (Hogan, Sub 70, Maltby),
Divot Board
Putt-Out (@GolfSpy MPR can amaze with his 40' putting skills)
Stack System

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10 hours ago, Bucky CC said:

I’d like to see the new Stack System as a head to head against SuperSpeed and also if additional gains can be unlocked for those of us who have already done some form of SS.


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9 hours ago, DPattGolf said:

I have done the Aimpoint Express clinic. Its life changing

...and now I'm intrigued by this.

I don't really have the logistics planned out in my head,  but some kind of combo set test to see where various forum members end up in a split set, or if they go full blend across 3 different offerings (i.e. zx-5, zx-7, and the z-forged in one set).

I really like the online lessons ideas you guys threw out there too, that would be kinda sick and maybe good marketing for some of those dudes so they might be interested and benefit from it? I know Jake Hutt is starting up a thing where they drive vans around to give people lessons. Full Trackman setup inside and everything. Might be cool for some of you mainland folks that could actually put in the work

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21 hours ago, rbsiedsc said:

LAB putters (I can dream)

21 hours ago, juspoole said:

LAB Putter - so intrigued by this and would love the opportunity.

+2. I’d love to see the LAB concept tested against conventional putter tech.

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+1 for the Srixon line-up

The Vokey fitting experience is definitely tons of fun if you got one around you

I'm always a big fan of drivers...

Personal LM

I think the Most Wanted FW is due for an update 🙂

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