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1 hour ago, Apolloshowl said:

5 Years…. A week from today celebrates 5 years of being on MGS Forums as a member. I wanted to post this on the day of, but looks like next week will be insanely busy so this drops early!
It has been quite a journey and looking back a lot has happened over those 5 years. Not only just in life, but in my MGS Forum life!

The MGS Highlights
- Meet and golf with @nunfa0 in NZ (Twice!)
- Taken part in 3 completely different testing opportunities

 

- Taken part in the 4 club Connect Cobra Challenge
- Posted over 1600 times
- Made the finals of MGS Fantasy Football (2020 season)
- Won the 2020 MGS Fantasy Golf Golden TIcket (prize tbd)
- Gain several new friends and learn a lot from the best online community
- Somehow got a community reputation nearing 2700
- Become a yearly donor
- Countless hours of reading and too many reactions given
- More golf knowledge then I could have ever imagined being learned, but still learning!
And so much more

I cannot stress enough how much this community means to me, from the Fantasy sports, testing opportunities and reviews done by all, to the everyday interactions this has become an incredible part of my life and a community I am very proud to be a part of. The insight a lot of people have here as well as the pure love of golf is toxic in a good way and its great to see the membership and forum grow. With new updates each year to the forum and improvements made with each season it is exciting to be a part of and watch it evolve. 

The forum has changed a lot over the years, as to have the staff and the increase of membership is phenomenal. I know there are a of lot members who have been here longer or posted a lot more, but I am very proud of my involvement here and happy to give back to this community as it has given me so much for so little in return.

I also went back and looked at my old posts to see where and what my first posts were. Of course like many my first posts were applications for testing. Although I could have sworn it was for Ben Hogan irons, it was actually Cobra F6 Tec Flow irons.

My first “real” post was on a Survey MGS put out and well I’ll link it here.

This post came nearly 6 months after joining. What was your first ever real non testing application post? 

First picture I posted was of course Apollo- 

Admittedly I was apprehensive about posting and lurked around reading and applying for testing opportunities. I wasn’t confident in my golfing knowledge and had never been a part of a internet community outside of facebook. It took about a full year of being a member before I started contributing regularly and that also coincided with me getting a golf membership and playing more frequently. 

To sum up thank you to all those who I have met and engaged with along the way and hope to be able to meet and play more rounds with many of you in the future!
 

Congratulations on the milestone, five years is a big one! I know it's been a pleasure for me getting to interact with you. I'm approaching four years and the knowledge I've gained and the people I've talked to on here has been amazing. This is a wonderful community and it's good to have you here. 

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1 minute ago, tchat07 said:

Congratulations on the milestone! What a great write up about it all. I can barely remember what I just ate for breakfast let alone what my first post was Haha

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Thank you,

In all fairness I didn't remember as much as looked back at the profile history where everything is. My memory is good, but not that good. 

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 ⛳🛄 as of April 15, 2022

SuperSpeed 2020 from 100-112 and climbing!

Driver:   :callaway-small: Mavrik Sub Zero - Set at 9.5* with Aldila Rogue Max 65 gram 

Wood:    :cobra-small: F7 3 wood 14.5* w/ weight back

               :ping-small: G410 Crossover - 2 and 4 iron

Irons:     :ping-small: i210 5-U w/ Nippon Modus 105 stiff (2018 Tester)

Wedge:  :ping-small: Glide 2.0 54* 58* w/ Nippon Modus 105 Stiff

Putter:   :odyssey-small: Stroke Lab 7 35* and oversized grip (2019 Tester)

Balls:      :srixon-small: Z Star

Other:     :Arccos: 

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Congrats on 5 years. I’m coming up on 7 years since I joined MGS but didn’t become a member until finally starting to get involved in 2018. 

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What is in my Bag Boy Revolver

Driver:    PXG Gen2 0811x 10.5* set to small + with a VA Composites Nemesys 55s @ 44.75"

Fairway:  :srixon-small: F85 5 wood with a UST Elements Chrome 7F5 @ 41.5"

Irons: Testing the Titleist T200 irons 4-W2 with Project X LZ 5.5 shaft -1/2" and 1* Up

Wedge: Titleist SM7 56* with Project X LZ 5.0 shaft

Putter:  :scotty-cameron-1: Custom Futura X5 flow neck with a UST Frequency Filtered shaft -1" with a SS wristlock grip

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Congratulations. September will be 10 years for me.

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In the bag:
Driver: :titelist-small: TSi2 Project X HZRDUS Smoke Black RDX 6.0
Hybrid: :Sub70: 939X 3 Hybrid Project X Even Flow Riptide 6.0

Hybrid: Maltby KE4 HDI 4 and 5 UST Recoil 660 F4
Irons: Maltby DBM Forged UST Recoil 660 F4
Wedge: :cleveland-small: Smartsole S

Wedge: SCOR4161 46° and 50° 
Putter :Sub70: Sycamore 005 Wide Blade
Bag: 
:Ogio: Alpha Convoy 514
Balls::Snell: MTB-X or Black

Cart: :CaddyTek: CaddyLite ONE Ver. 8


God Bless America🇺🇸, God save the Queen🇬🇧, God defend New Zealand🇳🇿 and thank Christ for Australia🇦🇺!

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Congratulations!!! Thanks for stopping-by, and sticking around awhile! Glad to have you part of the community.

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Driver: :cobra-small: King F9 Speedback/:callaway-small:Epic Max LS, Xphlexxx Busa 2 Liquid, XX stiff, 45”

Fwy:  :callaway-small: Epic Speed 4w, MMT 80X

Hybrid: :callaway-small: X2 Hot Pro, 20*, Graphite Design Tour AD-DI 105X

Irons: :honma:TR20 Tour P 4-10, :Nippon: Modus 130 stiff, +1”

Wedges: :edel-golf-1: SMS 50D/54V/58D:Nippon:Modus 130 stiff, +1”

Putter:  :edel-golf-1: EAS 1.0

All but putter have Lamkin ST+2 Hybrid Calibrate midsize built to oversize +1

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Time flys. Always enjoy reading your posts and you do a hell of a job with the fantasy golf (as do the other GMs) congrats 

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Check out my reviews:

:ping-small:  G710 Irons Official Review

:Fuji: MC Shaft & :EVNROLL: V Series Putter Official Review

WITB:

:ping-small: Traverse is filled with all this shiny metal and tracked by :Arccos:

:cobra-small: RadSpeed 8* - MotoreX F1 6X

:taylormade-small: SIM 3W - Project X HZRDUS Green

:cobra-small: SpeedZone 4H - Project X HZRDUS Black

:taylormade-small: 2019 P790 4-PW - Project X 6.5 LZ

:titelist-small: 48 (SM8), 52, 56, 60 (SM7) - Nippon Modus 125 S 

:EVNROLL: ER2VI :titelist-small: PROV1X #19 

🇺🇸Thank you to all those that have served/are serving and God Bless America 🇺🇸

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Very cool! Always enjoy reading your content and reviews, and this post is no exception! It's fun to look back on stuff. I've learned a lot in my (not so short, anymore) time here as well.

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Unofficial WHS Handicap: 5.8 / Anti-Cap: 11.1 (Last Updated July 1, 2022)

Driver: callaway_logo.png.3dd18aa65544000dd0ea3901697a8261.png Callaway Epic Max LS (9°), 45.75", Fujikura Motore X F1 6X | Club Champion Fitting
17° Hybrid:
callaway_logo.png.3dd18aa65544000dd0ea3901697a8261.png Callaway Super Hybrid, 41.5", Mitsubishi MMT Hybrid 80 TX
21° Hybrid: callaway_logo.png.3dd18aa65544000dd0ea3901697a8261.png Callaway Epic Flash, 40", Mitsubishi MMT Hybrid 80 TX
4 Utility: 
cobra_logo.png.190908c8b4518eec87c087429e4343ee.png Cobra KING Utility (2020 Model), 38.5", UST Mamiya Recoil 110 F5
5-PW:
logo-Ben-Hogan-large.png.98d743ae5487285c6406a1e30a0a63b5.png Ben Hogan PTx Pro, 37" 7 Iron, Aerotech SteelFiber i125cw Stiff | Club Champion Fitting
50°, 54°, 58°:
231036130_Edel_Golf_Logo_v2_grandecopy.png.13cc76b963f8dd59f06d04b1e8df2827.png Edel SMS, V Grind, Nippon Modus 125 Wedge| Official Review Thread
Putter:
image.png.49fcc172a1ed0010d930fbe1c5dc8b79.png L.A.B. Golf DF 2.1, 36", 68°, Black with Custom Sightlines, BGT Stability Tour, L.A.B. Press II 3° | Unofficial Review
Grips: 
stargrip.png.4285948f41f1409613266e7803f0bbaa.png Star Sidewinder, Undersized with Custom Tape Build-Up
Ball: :Snell:Snell MTB-X Optic Yellow

Tracked By: shotscope.png.4a7089f2bddff325285b1266a61dda03.png  Shot Scope H4
Bag: :1590477705_SunMountain: Personalized 2020 Sun Mountain Sync
Riding On: :CaddyTek: CaddyTek Caddylite EZ V8 | Unofficial Review

Currently Testing: Edel SMS Wedges
WITB? | 2021 Reviewer Maxfli Tour and Tour X Balls2020 Participant #CobraConnect Challenge | 2019 Reviewer Callaway Epic Flash Driver

 

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Congrats on five!
 

I never imagined being here that long but the super cool people I’ve been able to connect with over the past four years has made it a pleasure. Not to mention, it’s reinvigorated my love for the game and the gear. 
 

I’ll raise my coffee mug to your first 5 today 😊

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  • TaylorMade SIM2 3 wood Fujilkura Ventus Blue 7-X
  • Mizuno HMB MP20 3i Nippon Modus 3 120S
  • Mizuno Pro 223 4-P Nippon Modus 3 115X
  • Vokey SM8 50, SM9 54 & 60  Nippon Modus 3 120s
  • Scotty Cameron Phantom X 11.5
  • Srixon Z-Star XV Divide

Official 1/12 testers for 2022 L.A.B. Golf Putters

Western, NY

5.8 Index

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Congrats and thanks from all of us for being such a loyal and great contributor! 👏

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Cleveland Launcher XL 10.5 Driver
Cleveland Launcher xl halo hy-wood 18 Degree
Cleveland Launcher XL Halo 7- wood
Cleveland Launcher XL Irons 5 - PW 
Cleveland CBX 2 50 & 54 Degree Wedge
Cleveland CBX Full-Face Wedge 58 degree
Cleveland Huntington Beach SOFT Premier 11




 

 

 



 

 

 

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36 minutes ago, bens197 said:

Congrats on five!
 

I never imagined being here that long but the super cool people I’ve been able to connect with over the past four years has made it a pleasure. Not to mention, it’s reinvigorated my love for the game and the gear. 
 

I’ll raise my coffee mug to your first 5 today 😊

Does that coffee mug have a little something special in it? 

It's funny how I don't do or get excited for my birthday, but this I was. 

It is great to connect with similar minded golfers and MGS makes it that much easier to find them. 

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 ⛳🛄 as of April 15, 2022

SuperSpeed 2020 from 100-112 and climbing!

Driver:   :callaway-small: Mavrik Sub Zero - Set at 9.5* with Aldila Rogue Max 65 gram 

Wood:    :cobra-small: F7 3 wood 14.5* w/ weight back

               :ping-small: G410 Crossover - 2 and 4 iron

Irons:     :ping-small: i210 5-U w/ Nippon Modus 105 stiff (2018 Tester)

Wedge:  :ping-small: Glide 2.0 54* 58* w/ Nippon Modus 105 Stiff

Putter:   :odyssey-small: Stroke Lab 7 35* and oversized grip (2019 Tester)

Balls:      :srixon-small: Z Star

Other:     :Arccos: 

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Congrats on the 5 years. BTW - I always look forward to reading your posts. Great idea to incorporate the survey into your topic - maybe @GolfSpy_THV can extend it beyond this thread. 

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:taylormade-small:SIM 2 D Max with Fujikura Air Speeder Shaft 

Cobra King F-9  5 wood
:ping-small:  410  Hybrids 22*, 26*

Cobra Speed Zone 6-GP/Recoil ESX 460 F3 Shafts 

:titelist-small: SM7 54* Wedge

:ping-small: Glide 3.0  60* Wedge

: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: And  BAG Boy

Golf Balls: Snell MTB-X  And Vice Pro Plus 

2020 Official Tester :SuperSpeed: Beginning Driver Speed  - 78

2019 Official Tester :ping-small:  410 Driver

2018 Official Tester :wilson-small: C300

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5 hours ago, tony@CIC said:

Congrats on the 5 years. BTW - I always look forward to reading your posts. Great idea to incorporate the survey into your topic - maybe @GolfSpy_THV can extend it beyond this thread. 

It would be great to see how long a lot of us have been around. I am sure it ranges a lot greater then 5 years, but we have so many new members here as well. Even checking out the Tommy Armour putter testers there are several new names which are great to see. 

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 ⛳🛄 as of April 15, 2022

SuperSpeed 2020 from 100-112 and climbing!

Driver:   :callaway-small: Mavrik Sub Zero - Set at 9.5* with Aldila Rogue Max 65 gram 

Wood:    :cobra-small: F7 3 wood 14.5* w/ weight back

               :ping-small: G410 Crossover - 2 and 4 iron

Irons:     :ping-small: i210 5-U w/ Nippon Modus 105 stiff (2018 Tester)

Wedge:  :ping-small: Glide 2.0 54* 58* w/ Nippon Modus 105 Stiff

Putter:   :odyssey-small: Stroke Lab 7 35* and oversized grip (2019 Tester)

Balls:      :srixon-small: Z Star

Other:     :Arccos: 

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Congrats on the milestone.

I feel like I have been around here a while, but guess it hasn't been that long, think i just post too much lol. 

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Follow my golf journey to break into the 80s

Tester for the Titleist TSi Driver

Spring 2020 MGS Tester for the Fujikura Motore X Shaft

Updated 11/13/2021
Driver:titelist-small: TSi 2 - Autoflex
Fairway Woods:titelist-small: TSi2 3 wood, 5 wood - Aldila Ascent 60 S
Irons:titelist-small: T300 5 to SW - LAGP AXS Red 85 Stiff double soft stepped
Wedges:Miura: K-grind 2.0 58 wedge - Xcaliber RT Spin Wedge 100
Putter:  SIK DW Armlock - LAGP 180 armlock shaft

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Apolloshowl...aka danbrook....what a great milsestone post. 
 

it’s truly been our fortune to have you as such a great contributing member.  As has been said several times, your posts are always of quality and good info. 
 

here’s to another 5 or many more years. 

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:titelist-small: TSi1 Aldila Ascent 40G shaft

:titelist-small: TSi2 18 FW with GD AD IZ 6 Shaft

:titelist-small: TSi1 20 and 23 degree hybrids Aldila Ascent Shafts R

:titelist-small: T300 5-P Tensei  R flex shaft 1/4 long 

:titelist-small: SM8 48F/54/58 D Grinds 

:ping-small: Tyne 4 

:titelist-small: ProV1X Play number 12

 

 

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Way to go Apolloshowl.....you have been a terrific Spy. I have enjoyed your activity. May there be many more.


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Driver: PXG 0211 w/Evenflo Riptide CB Regular shaft

Fairways:  PXG 0211 5W & 7W w/ Evenflo Riptide CB  regular shaft and Tour Edge E521 9W w/Fubuki HD50 regular shaft

Hybrid: Ben Hogan VKTR 3 Hybrid(18*)w/Recoil ES regular shaft

Irons: Ben Hogan Ptx 5-PW w/Recoil 660 Regular graphite shafts; soon to be Titleist T300

Wedges: Ben Hogan Tkt-15 (49*/53*/57*) w/Recoil 660 Regular shafts 

Putter: 33”  Evnroll ER2 w/Evnroll Gravity Grip 

Bag: Vice cart bag(Black). 

Ball: Maxfli Tour CG & Titleist Pro V1x.

Using Shot Scope V3 and MG4000 Rangefinder

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Congrats on the milestone, that was quite a walk down memory lane


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:callaway-small: XR Driver Matrix Ozik 8m3 Black Tie Shaft

:cobra-small: King F7 3W UST Mamiya Chrome Elements 7F4 Shaft

:cobra-small: King F7 5W UST Mamiya Chrome Elements 7F4 Shaft

:cobra-small: King F7 4 Hybrid Graphite Designs Tour AD-HY 95 Shaft

PXG 0211 DC 5-PW Mitsubishi MMT 80 Shafts

:cleveland-small: RTX ZIPCORE 50*,54*,58* UST Mamiya Recoil 95 Shafts

:odyssey-small: Metal X Milled #7 with SuperStroke 2.0 grip

:Snell: MTB

 

 



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Congrats on the anniversary @Apolloshowl. I too have clocked up 5 years this month. I meant to post something but it got lost in the Easter rush. It's been a great 5 years for me. I was fortunate to be selected to review the MLA putters very early in my tenure, and a few other reviews since. It's been good for my game to be here, and probably good for my general well-being as well.

 

Although I've only met one person for real from MGS, I've made some great friends here.

On a couple of occasions when my love for the game has been on the wane, the forum has really helped to reignite the passion. Last years Cobra Connect Challenge is a great example of that. Thanks to @STUDque for coming up with some extremely fun challenges

Whenever I'm feeling bad about myself, I just think it could be worse, I could be wearing @MattF's hat (sorry Matt, I can't resist)

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:Sub70:  849 Pro Evenflow Riptide 6.0
:cobra-small: F8 3 & 5 Woods Project X Evenflow Blue 6.0

:titelist-small: TS2 7 Wood Project X Evenflow Blue 6.0
:mizuno-small:  MP18 MMC - Project X LZ 5.5
:cleveland-small: Zipcore Wedges 50,54,58 - Project X LZ 5.5
MLA Tour Mallet 33"
:srixon-small:  Z Star
:ping-small: Pioneer bag
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