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Unofficial Review – How MGS chooses their reviewers, a non-scientific study of 18 months of member reviews.


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5 hours ago, Apolloshowl said:

This is going back a little while, but there have also been testers where OEM's have got MGS to choose the privately (I remember there being a bridgestone set and the Ping Blueprint Irons)

Correct. Myself and @MaxEntropy were both chosen for the Bridgestone one...had to sign an NDA for that one too.

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Fairway: :Sub70: 939X 15° Project X Even Flow Blue 6.0
Hybrid: :Sub70: 939X 3 Hybrid Project X Even Flow Riptide 6.0
Irons: :wilson_staff_small: D7 Forged 4-GW Project X Catalyst 80 6.0
Wedge: :cleveland-small: Smartsole S
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5 minutes ago, MattF said:

Correct. Myself and @MaxEntropy were both chosen for the Bridgestone one...had to sign an NDA for that one too.

Yes - That should be added somewhere. In all of those cases, these "special" selections were clearly stated in the Tester announcement if I remember correctly. 

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:titelist-small: TS2 16.5* HL Oban Kiyoshi Purple 75g stiff

:ping-small:  G410 Hybrid 19* Tour stiff 

:ping-small: i210 KBS tour stiff 4-GW

:cleveland-small: 54* RTX Zipcore

:ping-small: 58* glide 3.0

:taylormade-small:  TP Black Copper Juno 34in

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@TBS Great job with this. Helps verify to everyone that certain criteria are looked at but also you dont have to have 1,000+ posts and reputation to win. I've seen that usually you're first opportunity will be a "smaller" one like a rangefinder/ balls/ shoes/ etc and not necessarily a set of irons or cobraconnect, etc. I have been fortunate enough to test a Precision Pro rangefinder and then was later selected for Ping irons BUT i've held out on applying for Cobra Connect bc i dont think i could keep up with the weekly contests. 

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  • Driver: :taylormade-small:  M6 9* with 65g Stiff Mitsubishi Tensei Red shaft
  • 3 wood: :taylormade-small:  M4 with 60g Atmos red stiff shaft
  • 4-gw irons:  :mizuno-small: JPX 921 Hot Metal w/ X-stiff KBS 130gr shafts (soft stepped)
  • Wedges: 52, 56, 60 :titelist-small: SM5 & SM6
  • Putter: 34" :odyssey-small: 2-ball original with superstroke grip
  • Tracked By: :Arccos:

MGS Tester '20 - :ping-small: G710 Iron Review

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1 hour ago, MattF said:

Correct. Myself and @MaxEntropy were both chosen for the Bridgestone one...had to sign an NDA for that one too.

Yeah, that was kind of a strange experience - we were getting the clubs pre-release. I was paired with a bit of a club-ho early on who took way too much of an interest in them, but I could not discuss much about them. That led me to buying some iron covers to help hide them 

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Driver: :taylormade-small: M5 10.5* (set at 8.5*) Tensei CK Orange
3W: :bridgestone-small: Tour B JGR 15* Recoil 460ES
3H, 4H: :bridgestone-small: Tour B JGR 19*, 23* Recoil 780ES
4-AW:  :bridgestone-small: Tour B JGR HF2 Modus3 Tour 105
SW: :cleveland-small: Zipcore Black Satin 54*
LW: :cleveland-small: Zipcore Black Satin 58*
Putter: :odyssey-small: Stroke Lab Marxman
Bag: BigMax Dri Active Lite
Ball: :taylormade-small: TP5x Pix
Pushcart: BigMax iQ+

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14 minutes ago, StrokerAce said:

HAHAHAHA.... as someone who used to pick testers this is interesting....some of it is right, some of it is close and some of it is, well, I'll leave that up to the current moderators who select the testers now.

Go ahead and share... Isn't MGS about providing "the truth and nothing but" and shouldn't their forum fall under the same mission?

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 :taylormade-small: M6 12* Oban Kiyoshi Purple 65g stiff

:titelist-small: TS2 16.5* HL Oban Kiyoshi Purple 75g stiff

:ping-small:  G410 Hybrid 19* Tour stiff 

:ping-small: i210 KBS tour stiff 4-GW

:cleveland-small: 54* RTX Zipcore

:ping-small: 58* glide 3.0

:taylormade-small:  TP Black Copper Juno 34in

Oncore elixr or Snell MTBx

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Great information here and doing this as an outside eye is great. If you follow a majority of the tests just following the peak season (right now) reiterates the MGS selection criteria.

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:Fuji: MC Shaft & :EVNROLL: V Series Putter Thread

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

:cobra-small: RadSpeed 8* - MotoreX F1 6X I :taylormade-small: SIM 3W - Project X HZRDUS Green 

 :taylormade-small: 2019 P790 4-PW - Project X 6.5 LZ I :titelist-small: 48 SM8 - Nippon Modus 125 S 

:titelist-small: 52, 56, 60 SM7 - Nippon Modus 125 S :odyssey-small: O-Works 1W I :titelist-small: PROV1X #19 

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55 minutes ago, Lacassem said:

Your original post hit on once selected you become a little more selective in your choices for applying to tests. I know this is true for me, once I got the first one done and had the lay of how reviews go (was not selected initially but someone had to back out due to the pandemic and  gave me the opportunity) I became comfortable with the process and have really tried to focus on things that truly interest me. The site has given me insight into things I never really looked at before. It has prompted a few of my purchases over the past year (push cart and planemate) and has given me some great information along the way. Also some great private chit chats about life in general of note @Shankster@bens197and getting out with some great members @StrokerAce and @Wedgieand of course my main group player @B.Boston

With the new process of getting folks involved to join from social media I hope a lot realize the benefits of the site and are able to enjoy it as much as I do!

Spot on ML. Aside from the equipment and content, there are some fantastic humans who occupy this site. The discourse is kind and even in disagreement, it’s always cordial. 

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  • TaylorMade SIM2 3 wood Fujilkura Ventus Blue 7-X
  • Mizuno HMB MP20 3i Nippon Modus 3 120S
  • Ben Hogan PTx Combo Nippon Modus 3 120S
  • TaylorMade MG2 TW 56 & 60 Nippon Modus 3 120S
  • Scotty Cameron Phantom X 11.5
  • TaylorMade TP5

 

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Thanks you, this is very well laid out.  As someone who has done reviews, I will also join in with the assertion, "That they are work".  The latest for me has been challenging, more so due to personal life issues, than actual product.  I also recognize the importance for timely reviews, and since I have only finished and posted half the review, I have decided, I would not put my name in the ring this year for any other review.  I enjoy being part of this group, both reading posts, and participating.  One other note to that I do not remember reading.  If you are selected, plan on spending some $$ on the review.  I was going to change out the shaft and grip on the 3I at some point, but the club pushed me along faster.  In the end, you want to make it yours, not some generic repost from the website.

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:cobra-small:             F7+ w/Fujikura Pro XLR8 Graphite Shaft

Ben_Hogan_Golf_Equipment_Company.jpg.b9602c912623c841ad9ad52593c15dee.jpg                3-I  MPF H-Series3B2M graphite Shaft w/Winn Dri-Tac grip mid

MALTBY.png.a2a7b0f0659df827f6200a68ab77f34c.png            STi   Irons 5-SW   KURO KAGE  70IR Flex-R  Lamkin Grips

 :cobra-small:             King F6 Hybrid Matrix Red Tie HQ4 Graphite Shaft

MALTBY.png.a2a7b0f0659df827f6200a68ab77f34c.png           Forged FGT  60* wedge KURO KAGE 70R SS cross Comfort grip

:odyssey-small:           O-Putter 1W

                        

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This was a fun read. Good work on compiling all of this together.  Enjoy your time on the forum!

 

1 hour ago, Lacassem said:

Your original post hit on once selected you become a little more selective in your choices for applying to tests. I know this is true for me, once I got the first one done and had the lay of how reviews go (was not selected initially but someone had to back out due to the pandemic and  gave me the opportunity) I became comfortable with the process and have really tried to focus on things that truly interest me. The site has given me insight into things I never really looked at before. It has prompted a few of my purchases over the past year (push cart and planemate) and has given me some great information along the way. Also some great private chit chats about life in general of note @Shankster@bens197and getting out with some great members @StrokerAce and @Wedgieand of course my main group player @B.Boston

With the new process of getting folks involved to join from social media I hope a lot realize the benefits of the site and are able to enjoy it as much as I do!

Just wait until you venture to the south!  😎

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OGIO Silencer:  Followed by Arccos
:ping-small: G410+, Tensei Orange
:callaway-small:  Mavrik 3w, Evenflow Riptide
:nike-small: Covert 2.0 3H, Kuro Kage Black
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Wilson D7 Irons 4-GW,  Dynamic Gold AMT
:ping-small: Glide  52, 56 ES
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2 minutes ago, JohnSmalls said:

This was a fun read. Good work on compiling all of this together.  Enjoy your time on the forum!

 

Just wait until you venture to the south!  😎

My wife is well aware when we are able to travel and eventually move I have a whole crew of folks I will be getting rounds in with lol! She always says shes a golf widow in the summer....Atleast its not 12 months right?!

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Check out my reviews

 :ping-small: G710 Irons Official Review

:Fuji: MC Shaft & :EVNROLL: V Series Putter Thread

WITB:

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

:cobra-small: RadSpeed 8* - MotoreX F1 6X I :taylormade-small: SIM 3W - Project X HZRDUS Green 

 :taylormade-small: 2019 P790 4-PW - Project X 6.5 LZ I :titelist-small: 48 SM8 - Nippon Modus 125 S 

:titelist-small: 52, 56, 60 SM7 - Nippon Modus 125 S :odyssey-small: O-Works 1W I :titelist-small: PROV1X #19 

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

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