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DO NOT APPLY WITHIN THIS THREAD FOR TESTING

Want to make your own review on a product and follow our testing template? This is a generic template to follow, however uses the same star rating system that any of the "official reviews" will have for this season and moving forward. (half stars are okay as well). The generic template gives you the opportunity to be a little more creative while following the same general template we will use for any and all official tests.
Here it is: Member Review Testing Template

Please please use the search function before creating a new thread as many of these products/reviews can be posted into existing threads. We can add in a front end message like this one to the top of the thread linking your review to make it more visible on request as well. This helps us keep the forum cleaner and without too many repeating threads. 

Have more questions? Reach out to myself @GolfSpy_APH or any of the other mods via our staff page: Forum Staff 

2023 Update Post: HERE

For more information and data we have an independent study that was done by a member which can be found: HERE!

 

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1 hour ago, tony@CIC said:

All of the newer members are wondering ..what are these guys talking about??????  🤣

Tony, they never send us the LH Odyssey 😜

Rick

 

 

Left Hand, 

Driver; PXG 0311XF Cypher 50 gr Senior  
5 wood; Ping 425, Senior Shaft 55 gr       
7 wood; Ping 425, Senior Shaft 55 gr      
5 hybrid; Cally Steelhead, Hazardous R2     
Irons; Mizuno JPX 923HM 7-GW Recoil 460 F2
Wedges; Titleist S9 54*, Mizuno SW 56*

Putter; Waaay too many to list

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5 hours ago, Swing Pastor said:

Some of us don't post a lot because we will only be duplicating what others are saying. Or, we just don't think we have anything relevant to add to the discussion.

Keep in mind that many on here visit the site many times than some of us. I watch the video of YouTube and enjoy them very much, but I never comment there either. I am a golf instructor which means I visit the site because I'm looking for the latest and greatest from the MGS members, and I am able to find out some great information from everyone. I compare feedback I'm getting from my players to see how it all lines up with those here. But...note taken from the low engagement data, I, for one, will start posting more often, it definitely helps the group. Thanks for the info on how this thing works...

There is a bit of repetition BUT I'll always find a kernel of info that helps me. So don't feel bad about being repetitive. 

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

Cobra  Radspeed 3W/RIptide Shaft
: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

:ShotScope: V3
:918457628_PrecisionPro:NX9-HD

:CaddyTek: - 4 Wheel 

EZGO TXT 48v cart
:footjoy-small: - too many shoes to list and so many to buy

:1590477705_SunMountain: And  BAG Boy

Golf Balls: Vice Pro Plus 

2020 Official Teste:SuperSpeed: Beginning Driver Speed  - 78

2019 Official Tester :ping-small:  410 Driver

2018 Official Tester :wilson-small: C300

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Testing season around the corner! Anyone have questions about what we look for? How we select? 

Ask away! 

⛳🛄 as of Nov 6, 2023 (Past WITB
Driver:  :callaway-small: Paradym TD w/ GD ADDI 6X Driver Shootout! 

Wood:    :cobra-small: F7 3 wood 14.5* w/ Motore F1 Shaft

Irons:   :titleist-small: T Series - T200 5 Iron
                                          T150 6-9 Iron
                                          T100 PW/GW

Wedge:  Toura Golf - A Spec 53,37,61 degree 

Putter:  Screenshot 2023-06-02 13.10.30.png Mezz Max!

Balls:     Vice Pro Plus Drip (Blue/Orange)

 

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On 2/19/2023 at 9:14 PM, Javs said:

I’m ready to be picked!!!!

 

5 minutes ago, Langstonha said:

I'd like to test a hybrid or two.  I currently use a ts2 18degree instead of a 3 wood.

 

On 2/18/2023 at 4:23 AM, bajaboyee said:

I want in!!!!

 

Just remember this is not where you apply to test. This is where we provide information for members, answer questions you may have about the process and more. 

Testing as most are aware are for members (new and old) who are contributing to the community and who will help provide a valuable review for all to read guests and members alike. 

There is going to be an added focus on selecting those who are and have been active. Meaning get involved! There is so much here, golf and other that you can find something for everyone and anyone. 

Nervous to make your first post? There really is no need, but I get it. We are a growing community and are normal golfers of a whole range of skill levels. From scratch or better to 40 plus handicaps. Put out a quick WITB with pictures of your clubs and why you have them! Even just say hi in the good morning thread. We can't wait to have more member get involved and help create a deeper testing pool with new members who will bring new ideas to reviews. 

We are really excited to have all you new members and look forward to seeing what you will bring to the forum!

⛳🛄 as of Nov 6, 2023 (Past WITB
Driver:  :callaway-small: Paradym TD w/ GD ADDI 6X Driver Shootout! 

Wood:    :cobra-small: F7 3 wood 14.5* w/ Motore F1 Shaft

Irons:   :titleist-small: T Series - T200 5 Iron
                                          T150 6-9 Iron
                                          T100 PW/GW

Wedge:  Toura Golf - A Spec 53,37,61 degree 

Putter:  Screenshot 2023-06-02 13.10.30.png Mezz Max!

Balls:     Vice Pro Plus Drip (Blue/Orange)

 

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2 hours ago, GolfSpy_APH said:

 

 

Just remember this is not where you apply to test. This is where we provide information for members, answer questions you may have about the process and more. 

Testing as most are aware are for members (new and old) who are contributing to the community and who will help provide a valuable review for all to read guests and members alike. 

There is going to be an added focus on selecting those who are and have been active. Meaning get involved! There is so much here, golf and other that you can find something for everyone and anyone. 

Nervous to make your first post? There really is no need, but I get it. We are a growing community and are normal golfers of a whole range of skill levels. From scratch or better to 40 plus handicaps. Put out a quick WITB with pictures of your clubs and why you have them! Even just say hi in the good morning thread. We can't wait to have more member get involved and help create a deeper testing pool with new members who will bring new ideas to reviews. 

We are really excited to have all you new members and look forward to seeing what you will bring to the forum!

I know I was just using some humor

Play like a champion today!

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1 minute ago, Javs said:

I know I was just using some humor

Oh I know! Lots of newer members here and just highlighting for those who may not know the "inside joke"

The old testing thread sign ups were priceless, but also so bad. 

⛳🛄 as of Nov 6, 2023 (Past WITB
Driver:  :callaway-small: Paradym TD w/ GD ADDI 6X Driver Shootout! 

Wood:    :cobra-small: F7 3 wood 14.5* w/ Motore F1 Shaft

Irons:   :titleist-small: T Series - T200 5 Iron
                                          T150 6-9 Iron
                                          T100 PW/GW

Wedge:  Toura Golf - A Spec 53,37,61 degree 

Putter:  Screenshot 2023-06-02 13.10.30.png Mezz Max!

Balls:     Vice Pro Plus Drip (Blue/Orange)

 

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7 minutes ago, GolfSpy_APH said:

Oh I know! Lots of newer members here and just highlighting for those who may not know the "inside joke"

The old testing thread sign ups were priceless, but also so bad. 

Some of them were the BEST replies EVER.  Especially the Odyssey putter.

Rick

 

 

Left Hand, 

Driver; PXG 0311XF Cypher 50 gr Senior  
5 wood; Ping 425, Senior Shaft 55 gr       
7 wood; Ping 425, Senior Shaft 55 gr      
5 hybrid; Cally Steelhead, Hazardous R2     
Irons; Mizuno JPX 923HM 7-GW Recoil 460 F2
Wedges; Titleist S9 54*, Mizuno SW 56*

Putter; Waaay too many to list

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I have heard that you need to be an American to become a tester is that true I’m from Quebec Canada 

I have been working in golf for the past 20 years and I consider myself a master fitter also I write reviews for a music web magazine 

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24 minutes ago, Roberto Cabral said:

I have heard that you need to be an American to become a tester is that true I’m from Quebec Canada 

It is based on the restrictions that are placed on the test by the OEM.  Some are limited to the US and some are worldwide.  

Driver:  :ping-small: G400 Max 9* w/ KBS Tour Driven
Fairway: :titelist-small: TS3 15*  w/Project X Hzardous Smoke
Hybrids:  :titelist-small: 915H 21* w/KBS Tour Graphite Hybrid Prototype
                :titelist-small: 915H  24*  w/KBS Tour Graphite Hybrid Prototype        
Irons:      :honma:TR20V 6-11 w/Vizard TR20-85 Graphite
Wedge:  :titleist-small: 54/12D, 60/8M w/:Accra iWedge 90 Graphite
Putter:   :taylormade-small:TM-180

Testing:   SPGC_logo.jpg

Backups:  :odyssey-small: Milled Collection RSX 2, :seemore-small: mFGP2, :cameron-small: Futura 5W

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

 

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28 minutes ago, Roberto Cabral said:

I have heard that you need to be an American to become a tester is that true I’m from Quebec Canada 

That has been asked to us many times and isn't true as @cnosil mentions. So thank you for asking!

We are making a strong effort for all tests to be international. 

However in some cases the OEM is only able to provide the test to US Residents. Whether it is shipping, import issues, Marketing towards the US market (Stewart Q Follow last year) there are some restrictions which we come across.

As someone who lives abroad I work hard to try and get any and all tests to be available for our members all over the globe! 

 

⛳🛄 as of Nov 6, 2023 (Past WITB
Driver:  :callaway-small: Paradym TD w/ GD ADDI 6X Driver Shootout! 

Wood:    :cobra-small: F7 3 wood 14.5* w/ Motore F1 Shaft

Irons:   :titleist-small: T Series - T200 5 Iron
                                          T150 6-9 Iron
                                          T100 PW/GW

Wedge:  Toura Golf - A Spec 53,37,61 degree 

Putter:  Screenshot 2023-06-02 13.10.30.png Mezz Max!

Balls:     Vice Pro Plus Drip (Blue/Orange)

 

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I am interested in becoming a tester as I play about 100 rounds per year and am currently an 8 handicap 

:callaway-small: Jaws 58 wedge

:callaway-small:Paradym 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, P, AW, GW

:callaway-small: Paradym 3wood, 5wood, 7wood and Driver

:odyssey-small: White hot OG Seven putter

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19 minutes ago, Gastcliff said:

I am interested in becoming a tester as I play about 100 rounds per year and am currently an 8 handicap 

Did you read the first post in this thread?  Posting here won’t do a lot to get you a testing opportunity,  you need to read the thread and do what it says like get a profile picture and engage in discussions on the forum.  As the season moves forward apply for the various opportunities that you are interested in; you will Apply in the thread that explains what is being tested and the requirements.  

Driver:  :ping-small: G400 Max 9* w/ KBS Tour Driven
Fairway: :titelist-small: TS3 15*  w/Project X Hzardous Smoke
Hybrids:  :titelist-small: 915H 21* w/KBS Tour Graphite Hybrid Prototype
                :titelist-small: 915H  24*  w/KBS Tour Graphite Hybrid Prototype        
Irons:      :honma:TR20V 6-11 w/Vizard TR20-85 Graphite
Wedge:  :titleist-small: 54/12D, 60/8M w/:Accra iWedge 90 Graphite
Putter:   :taylormade-small:TM-180

Testing:   SPGC_logo.jpg

Backups:  :odyssey-small: Milled Collection RSX 2, :seemore-small: mFGP2, :cameron-small: Futura 5W

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

 

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Driver   - Titleist TSr2 Graphite Design Tour AD DI 6 S

3 Wood - Taylormade Stealth 15* Project X HZRDUS Smoke Red RDX 75 S

2 Hybrid - Titleist TSi 17* Graphite Design Tour AD DI 8 S

Epon 706F Irons - Oban 120 G S+ Shafts

Wedges Titleist Vokey SM 8 50/8, 56/8, 60T 6* bounce

Putter  - Odyssey Stroke Black Seven Putter

Ball  - Titleist ProV1 Left Dash

Driver   - Titleist TSr2 Graphite Design Tour AD DI 6 S

3 Wood - Taylormade Stealth 15* Project X HZRDUS Smoke Red RDX 75 S

2 Hybrid - Titleist TSi 17* Graphite Design Tour AD DI 8 S

Epon 706F Irons - Oban 120 G S+ Shafts

Wedges Titleist Vokey SM 8 50/8, 56/8, 60T 6* bounce

Putter  - Odyssey Stroke Black Seven Putter

Ball  - Titleist ProV1 Left Dash

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Just now, Tom the Golf Nut said:

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I know, I know words can’t describe……

Rick

 

 

Left Hand, 

Driver; PXG 0311XF Cypher 50 gr Senior  
5 wood; Ping 425, Senior Shaft 55 gr       
7 wood; Ping 425, Senior Shaft 55 gr      
5 hybrid; Cally Steelhead, Hazardous R2     
Irons; Mizuno JPX 923HM 7-GW Recoil 460 F2
Wedges; Titleist S9 54*, Mizuno SW 56*

Putter; Waaay too many to list

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1 minute ago, Rickp said:

I know, I know words can’t describe……

Exactly!

:titleist-small: Driver, TSi 1 S Flex

:cobra-small: 3 wood, Aerojet Max UST Helium Nanocore R Flex

:cobra-small: 5 wood, Aerojet Max UST Helium Nanocore R Flex 

:cobra-small: 7 Wood, Aerojet Max UST Helium Nanocore R Flex 

:cobra-small: 5 Hybrid King Tec MMT R Flex

:cobra-small: Irons, Tour UST Recoil 95 R Flex (6 - Gap)

:cobra-small: Wedges, Snakebite KBS Hi- Rev2.0 54* & 60*

:cobra-small: Agera 35"

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31 minutes ago, hack2er said:

Driver   - Titleist TSr2 Graphite Design Tour AD DI 6 S

3 Wood - Taylormade Stealth 15* Project X HZRDUS Smoke Red RDX 75 S

2 Hybrid - Titleist TSi 17* Graphite Design Tour AD DI 8 S

Epon 706F Irons - Oban 120 G S+ Shafts

Wedges Titleist Vokey SM 8 50/8, 56/8, 60T 6* bounce

Putter  - Odyssey Stroke Black Seven Putter

Ball  - Titleist ProV1 Left Dash

Nice WITB. Be sure to check out the first post to understand what this thread is meant for!

Also be sure to create your own WITB thread with some photos of those stellar clubs!

⛳🛄 as of Nov 6, 2023 (Past WITB
Driver:  :callaway-small: Paradym TD w/ GD ADDI 6X Driver Shootout! 

Wood:    :cobra-small: F7 3 wood 14.5* w/ Motore F1 Shaft

Irons:   :titleist-small: T Series - T200 5 Iron
                                          T150 6-9 Iron
                                          T100 PW/GW

Wedge:  Toura Golf - A Spec 53,37,61 degree 

Putter:  Screenshot 2023-06-02 13.10.30.png Mezz Max!

Balls:     Vice Pro Plus Drip (Blue/Orange)

 

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30 minutes ago, Tom the Golf Nut said:

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29 minutes ago, Rickp said:

I know, I know words can’t describe……

We all know this will happen and continue to. Unfortunately.

As much as we often find some humor out of it... especially back in the older days! I would encourage all of us to help point them in the right direction and hopefully they will find what makes this place so great. 

I will make the DO NOT APPLY a little bigger again and hope that it catches the eye of anyone who comes here, but know that there will be many that dont read it or just move on from it and still think this is where to apply. It is bound to happen for better or worse. Skimming is the way many "read" and hopefully we can aid anyone here finding what they are looking for to maybe have them do the things required to better their chances at being selected. 

⛳🛄 as of Nov 6, 2023 (Past WITB
Driver:  :callaway-small: Paradym TD w/ GD ADDI 6X Driver Shootout! 

Wood:    :cobra-small: F7 3 wood 14.5* w/ Motore F1 Shaft

Irons:   :titleist-small: T Series - T200 5 Iron
                                          T150 6-9 Iron
                                          T100 PW/GW

Wedge:  Toura Golf - A Spec 53,37,61 degree 

Putter:  Screenshot 2023-06-02 13.10.30.png Mezz Max!

Balls:     Vice Pro Plus Drip (Blue/Orange)

 

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17 minutes ago, Birdies for Bods said:

I would love to be a tester and try different things, cheers

While your poetry is quite nice to read, reading the first post is the key.  

Driver:  :ping-small: G400 Max 9* w/ KBS Tour Driven
Fairway: :titelist-small: TS3 15*  w/Project X Hzardous Smoke
Hybrids:  :titelist-small: 915H 21* w/KBS Tour Graphite Hybrid Prototype
                :titelist-small: 915H  24*  w/KBS Tour Graphite Hybrid Prototype        
Irons:      :honma:TR20V 6-11 w/Vizard TR20-85 Graphite
Wedge:  :titleist-small: 54/12D, 60/8M w/:Accra iWedge 90 Graphite
Putter:   :taylormade-small:TM-180

Testing:   SPGC_logo.jpg

Backups:  :odyssey-small: Milled Collection RSX 2, :seemore-small: mFGP2, :cameron-small: Futura 5W

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

 

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I also want to complement Jamie on a very clear explanation of MGS testing requirements.  He is absolutely correct in his statement of product testing being a lot of work.  My wife and I were fortunate to be one of 2 couples selected to test Honma Beres drivers last year. Jamie was patient enough to answer frequent questions and help guide me through the process of getting our report published. 

 

 

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29 minutes ago, Birdies for Bods said:

Spring is close, practice is key

 

24 minutes ago, Birdies for Bods said:

I would love to be a tester and try different things, cheers

Going through and reading the first post and following a few simple instructions will go a long way in helping your chances. 

First thing to know is following those instructions are critical. Read the top and get involved and just maybe you will get your chance. 

Applying in this thread will if anything hurt those chances. 

⛳🛄 as of Nov 6, 2023 (Past WITB
Driver:  :callaway-small: Paradym TD w/ GD ADDI 6X Driver Shootout! 

Wood:    :cobra-small: F7 3 wood 14.5* w/ Motore F1 Shaft

Irons:   :titleist-small: T Series - T200 5 Iron
                                          T150 6-9 Iron
                                          T100 PW/GW

Wedge:  Toura Golf - A Spec 53,37,61 degree 

Putter:  Screenshot 2023-06-02 13.10.30.png Mezz Max!

Balls:     Vice Pro Plus Drip (Blue/Orange)

 

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  • GolfSpy_APH changed the title to 2023: How to Become a MGS Forum Tester! DO NOT APPLY HERE
3 hours ago, GolfSpy_APH said:

Going through and reading the first post and following a few simple instructions will go a long way in helping your chances. 

First thing to know is following those instructions are critical. Read the top and get involved and just maybe you will get your chance. 

Applying in this thread will if anything hurt those chances. 

This  ⬆️☝️^^^^ 👆 ⏫ would be a good thing to add to the DO NOT APPLY IN THIS THREAD statement which would make a delightful watermark across the background of every post in this thread 🖌️

Derek 🖌️ Verified Hack, ~21 handicap 🙂  Golf for exercise and peace of mind.  ⛳

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Man there is some serious skimming going on today hahahaha

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Titleist TSi2 18 Degree Hybrid, Project X HZRDUS Smoke Black RDX Hexcel

Takomo 301CB's, KBS Tours S

Vokey SM8 48 10F, 52 08F, 56 08M, 60 08M

Odyssey Stroke Lab 2 Ball 10 

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