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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, EasyPutter said:

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 🖌️

I am hoping adding the DO NOT APPLY to the title will help

⛳🛄 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 minutes ago, BEAR511 said:

I would like to be a tester 

 

And there is certainly an opportunity to become one. However first step is to follow the instructions within this thread! 

If you find them and notice anything with your post, there is always the option to go back and edit it!

⛳🛄 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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Just now, panhndl said:

Is there ever an opportunity for left handed testers?  

Lots!

⛳🛄 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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27 minutes ago, GolfSpy_APH said:

Lots!

Cool.  I guess shoes and balls are pretty ambidextrous, but clubs are slightly more specific.  I'll have to get my post up. 

Thanks!

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5-LW irons 1 Iron Golf

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It's been mentioned a few times, but I would encourage anyone looking to become a tester to get active on the forum. It's important for those of us who read the testing threads to know what you play, how you play, where you get your rounds in, and it's just nice to get to know you better.

Me, I'm a high handicap hacker and there are some testers who are single digit players and their games and equipment might not translate to mine, even though the product tested might. We like to be able to follow the testers who did play like us. Although I do love reading everyone's thoughts.

Plus, if you're active you might become a fixture here on the site and find that the camaraderie, not the tests, is what it's all about. 

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9 minutes ago, panhndl said:

Cool.  I guess shoes and balls are pretty ambidextrous, but clubs are slightly more specific.  I'll have to get my post up. 

Thanks!

Looking forward to it!

This forum has so much to offer and testing is a small part of that. 

So many come for the testing, but stay for this awesome community. 

From the community map to find other spies, to the MGS Virtual Tour, to bigger regional outtings, fantasy sports and much much more. Then there is all the equipment and just pure golfing knowledge. 

It's a fun place to be and take part in!

⛳🛄 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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1 minute ago, GolfSpy_APH said:

Looking forward to it!

This forum has so much to offer and testing is a small part of that. 

So many come for the testing, but stay for this awesome community. 

From the community map to find other spies, to the MGS Virtual Tour, to bigger regional outtings, fantasy sports and much much more. Then there is all the equipment and just pure golfing knowledge. 

It's a fun place to be and take part in!

I just haven't made this forum a "habit" yet.  I really enjoy the banter and the only other person in my family that really likes golf is my 8 year old son.  I get a little starved for conversation.  

Driver: Ping G425 Max 10.5 Fujikara Speeder NX 50r

#3, #5, #7 fairway woods 1 Iron Golf

5-LW irons 1 Iron Golf

Scotty Cameron Del Mar

Lefties Rule!

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19 minutes ago, panhndl said:

I just haven't made this forum a "habit" yet.  I really enjoy the banter and the only other person in my family that really likes golf is my 8 year old son.  I get a little starved for conversation.  

You've come to the right place, then, @panhndl! Welcome to the forum!

 

Driver: :titleist-small: TSi3 9* Fujikura Ventus TR Blue 6X

Fairways: :cobra-small: Aerojet Max 3W & 7W MCA Kai'Li White 60 Stiff

Hybrid: :cobra-small: King TEC 3H MCA MMT 85g Stiff

Irons: :cobra-small: Aerojet 6-GW KBS $-taper Lite Stiff

Wedges: :cobra-small: Snakebite Black 52/56/60 Hi-Rev 2.0 Black Stiff

Putter: :scotty-cameron-1: Super Select Newport 2.0

Ball: :maxfli: Tour X :titleist-small: ProV1x

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4 hours ago, BEAR511 said:

I would like to be a tester 

 

Swing and a miss

I like golf. You should like golf. If life is tough, play more golf!

Callaway Paradym Triple Diamond 10.5, ProjectX HZRDUS Smoke Black

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 

Nike VR Tour Staff Bag

Titleist Pro V1x and Vice Pro Plus

 

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2 hours ago, panhndl said:

I just haven't made this forum a "habit" yet.  I really enjoy the banter and the only other person in my family that really likes golf is my 8 year old son.  I get a little starved for conversation.  

 

3 hours ago, panhndl said:

Cool.  I guess shoes and balls are pretty ambidextrous, but clubs are slightly more specific.  I'll have to get my post up. 

Thanks!

If you're into golf, it'll be a a cake walk to be a tester. 

I like golf. You should like golf. If life is tough, play more golf!

Callaway Paradym Triple Diamond 10.5, ProjectX HZRDUS Smoke Black

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 

Nike VR Tour Staff Bag

Titleist Pro V1x and Vice Pro Plus

 

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  • GolfSpy_APH changed the title to 2023: Want To Be a MGS Forum Tester? Read Here!

I will say that I have both enjoyed and hated every test that I’ve participated in.

The hated part, if anyone is wondering, was waiting on equipment, one particular fellow tester (who is no longer a part of the community) in a group that couldn’t or wouldn’t follow a single part of our given rubric, my personal struggles with posting media properly and innate fear that the reviews I offered wouldn’t measure up to those of my fellow testers. 
 

Tests can be a bit stressful because we owe something to the OEM, mods and community whenever we apply and are accepted. Understanding that they are also a good deal of fun. 

Taylor Made Stealth 2 10.5 Diamana S plus 60  Aldila  R flex   - 42.25 inches 

SMT 4 wood bassara R flex, four wood head, 3 wood shaft

Ping G410 7, 9 wood  Alta 65 R flex

Srixon ZX5 MK II  5-GW - UST recoil Dart 65 R flex

India 52,56 (60 pending)  UST recoil 75's R flex  

Evon roll ER 5 32 inches

It's our offseason so auditioning candidates - looking for that right mix of low spin long, more spin around the greens - TBD   

 

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  I would like to be considered for the position of Tester.  There are no limits to what things I would test.  I have experience in golf retail and like to follow all the trends in golf.  Experience with footwear as well.

WIMyB

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  Nike Covert Tour 3Wood

  Titleist 913 5Wood

  Titleist 915 7Wood

  Mizuno MP-64 4i-PW

  Mizuno T-4 50 and 54 Wedges

  Callaway Mack Daddy forged 58

  Odyssey Stroke Labs Double Wide

 

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3 minutes ago, StrikurJim said:

  I would like to be considered for the position of Tester.  There are no limits to what things I would test.  I have experience in golf retail and like to follow all the trends in golf.  Experience with footwear as well.

Be sure to check out the first post, or the top post in the big red box.

This thread isn't for applications, this if for information!

Hope the weather on the Rock is going okay! Lived there for 5 years and have to say the winters could be brutal. 

⛳🛄 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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34 minutes ago, revkev said:

"...innate fear that the reviews I offered wouldn’t measure up to this of my fellow testers."

100% agree with this, although I'm less concerned with my mastery of the media and posting visually "cool" reviews, although that helps, and more concerned with justifying the opportunity to test.  Getting tabbed to be a tester makes you want to justify the selection, to the mods and the other spies.

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FW: :titleist-small: TSR2 3w, 15,  :Fuji:Ventus Blue 7 S, 70g Stiff

Hybrids:  :callaway-small: Apex Pro 3H, :Fuji:Ventus Blue 8 S, 80g Stiff

            :taylormade-small: Stealth DHY 4H, :Fuji:Ventus Blue 8 S, 80g Stiff

Irons: :edel-golf-1: SMS 5-6, SMS Pro 7-PW, Aerotech Steelfiber i95 Stiff

Wedges: :vokey-small:SM9 48 F Grind, 52 F Grind, 56 M Grind, Aerotech Steelfiber i95 Stiff

Putter: :odyssey-small: Sri-Hot 5K Triple Wide, Stroke Lab shaft

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Afternoon all,

Are you mostly looking for people to test in the states or is it ok to apply if you live in the UK? 

All the best

Ryan

Ryan Gardiner 

Driver: Wilson Deep Red Maxx

Woods: 3W Cobra speedzone

Hybrid: 4H Cobra Speedzone

Irons: Cobra King F8 5-9, PW, GW

Wedges: Rife RX7 60:8 & 56:12

Putter: Odyssey White Hot Pro Hammer

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Just now, gingerbeast87 said:

Afternoon all,

Are you mostly looking for people to test in the states or is it ok to apply if you live in the UK? 

All the best

Ryan

This depends on the test and what the OEM has indicated to us. Same goes for LH and RH availability. 

We do our best to get as many international tests as possible, but for some it US or NA only. 

⛳🛄 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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13 minutes ago, Getoffmylawn said:

100% agree with this, although I'm less concerned with my mastery of the media and posting visually "cool" reviews, although that's help, and more concerned with justifying the opportunity to test.  Getting tabbed to be a tester makes you want to justify the selection, to the mods and the other spies.

 

... Other than opening night, I was never overly excited or experienced that "good nervousness" when I performed on stage. But when friends were in the audience I certainly felt a heightened awareness. Having written reviews for many years it is much the same, so writing a review for MGS carries a much heavier expectation than just posting a review in general on my web page. I have to consider those that may be looking to purchase because it is in their possible purchase category as well as those that may want to try something a little above their pay grade. And of course those that will have no interest in what is being reviewed but enjoy a good read with entertaining pictures. It is quite the responsibility but one I truly love because I feel I have many cyber friends here and really enjoy the challenge. 

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Fairway:  :cobra-small: Aerojet 3/5 ... Kai'li Blue 60R
Hybrids:  :ping-small:      430 Hybrid 22*... Steelfiber 780Hy 
                  :taylormade-small:  DHy #4 ... Diamana LTD 65r 
Irons:       :titleist-small:         '23 T200 5-Pw ... Steelfiber i95r
Wedges:  :taylormade-small: Vokey 50*/54*/58* ... Steelfiber i95r
Putter:     :EVNROLL:  Custom EV 5.1  33" 
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I would enjoy being a Tester

PXG 0211 10.5 Driver

PXG 0211 15 Degree 3 Wood

PXG 0211 18 Degree 5 Wood

PXG 0211 21 Degree 7 Wood

Cobra FMax Combo Iron Set 4,5,6 Hybrids 7,8,9, PW, GW

C3i 59 Degree SW

Cleveland Huntington Beach 11 Putter

Calaway ERC Tripple Track or Taylor Made Distance Plus

 

I'm 72 years old and I enjoy playing golf at least once a week.

PXG 0211 Driver 10.5, with graphite senior shaft

PXG 0211 3W, 5W and 7W, with graphite senior shaft

Cobra F-Max Hybrid set 6,5,4 Hybrids, 7,8,9,PW,GW, graphite senior shaft (I'm old)

C3i 59 degree Sand Wedge, steel shaft

Odyssey DFX Double Wide 33" putter

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13 minutes ago, Jackbus75 said:

I would enjoy being a Tester

PXG 0211 10.5 Driver

PXG 0211 15 Degree 3 Wood

PXG 0211 18 Degree 5 Wood

PXG 0211 21 Degree 7 Wood

Cobra FMax Combo Iron Set 4,5,6 Hybrids 7,8,9, PW, GW

C3i 59 Degree SW

Cleveland Huntington Beach 11 Putter

Calaway ERC Tripple Track or Taylor Made Distance Plus

 

Nice WITB! 

Be sure to post that in the intro section with photos. 

Unfortunately this thread isn't for applications. It is for information to help you and anyone else who want to know how to become a tester!

⛳🛄 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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Very good information!!!  Was to the point!  

KJ

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Driver:  Titleist TS 10*

3w: Titleist TSr 15*

7w: Calloway Heavenwood

Hybrid:  Adams Pro Mini 18

5-Pw:  PXG 0311 XF

Wedges: 50, 54, 58 Taylormade

Putter:  2 Ball (Long)

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1 hour ago, Mike E W said:

Hi Jamie et al.,

I play single length, am a 19 HC, much chance to be tester, ever?

Are you looking for low handicap testers, club pros, etc.

Or might you choose - thoughtful articulate - hackers to test certain clubs

that are designed for such golfers?

Best, Mike

Anyone can test as long as you meet the general requirements. Go to the first page of this thread and read carefully.

: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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12 minutes ago, Mike E W said:

Newbee here, I asume a "Mod" is a moderator...?

Yes, you see correct with that. Normally they/we also have a GolfSpy tag for our user name as well.

⛳🛄 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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