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Here we go guys...there are still a few more days to get your entries and votes in for the first round. The staff has not even begun to discuss our 5 picks, but here are the top 11 based on votes. Remember, the top 5 automatically go through to the next round. There are a couple of well-known names on this list. It's not too late to vote for your buddies if you know you're not going to make it through.

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Thanks for the update T - I knew it was very close for those last few spots. Can you tell us if the votes will reset for the next round or do we keep our totals heading onward - should we advance?

 

Good luck everyone and thanks MyGolfSpy for this great contest.

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Wow that's quick - thanks time to do some politcing just in case. ;)

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Wilson D7 forged 5-GW -  Mamiya recoil 460 R flex

Edison Wedges 54 and 59 KBS Tour Graphite 80's

EVNRoll ER 5

Titleist Pro VIx optic yellow with revkev stamped on them

Still on that elusive hunt for a 3 wood that I'm able to hit - I don't know why, I crush the 5 wood and it's really a 4 wood anyway. 

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Well, good luck to all the people that make round 2...

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Callaway Epic Speed 18.0* @ 42.75" w/ Graphite Design Tour AD IZ-8 Stiff

Callaway Mavrik Pro 23.0* @ 40.00" w/ Graphite Design Tour AD IZ 95 HYB Stiff

Sub-70 639 Combo (5-P) w/ Nippon Modus 3 125 Stiff, Standard Length, Weak Lofts (27-47, 4* gaps)

Callaway MD5 Raw 51-11 S-Grind w/ Nippon Modus 125 Wedge

Callaway MD5 Raw 55-13 X-Grind w/ Nippon Modus 125 Wedge

Callaway MD5 Raw 59-11 S-Grind w/ Nippon Modus 125 Wedge

Callaway MD5 Raw 63-09 C-Grind w/ Nippon Modus 125 Wedge

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Are all those "legal" entries? I know at least one person that was ahead of me had like 150 words. Just curious. Kev's is pretty impressive, but this James guy.......what the hell??? Does he just have a ton of friends that sit around and do nothing?

 

These haven't been put through the Word Counting formula yet, and truth be told, I haven't read through the recent top 10 to know for certain if there are too many words. That said +/- 105 words will be the absolute cutoff, so if they're over, they won't make it.

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personally, I gave up once I realised that it was more a Facebook popularity contest than a content relevancy contest :-)

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In regards to James I'm not sure who he is - lots of us use names on the forum that are different enough to not know - I will say it's impressive to see how his vote total has risen daily - it takes work to keep on your friends without hounding them too much - he deserves his position.

 

Bummed to know I have to sweat out another day of wondering whether mine makes it - I count 101 words in it. I made the stupid assumption when I wrote it that there would be an automatic counter. By the time I realized there wasn't it was late in the game - I already had some 30 or more votes and was affraid to toss them out. In retrospect I could have -

 

Poor course management on my part. :(

 

Please be kind Matt - Now that my son's sub is in I have some more potential golfers to deliever to the altar of MGS. And I'd still prefer my serious submission to the one that my friends have been voting for. :)

 

Good luck everyone regardless

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Ping G410 5, 7, 9 wood  Alta 65 R flex

Wilson D7 forged 5-GW -  Mamiya recoil 460 R flex

Edison Wedges 54 and 59 KBS Tour Graphite 80's

EVNRoll ER 5

Titleist Pro VIx optic yellow with revkev stamped on them

Still on that elusive hunt for a 3 wood that I'm able to hit - I don't know why, I crush the 5 wood and it's really a 4 wood anyway. 

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personally, I gave up once I realised that it was more a Facebook popularity contest than a content relevancy contest :-)

You are not alone in that thought, I am sure there are others that feel the exact same way.

 

I appreciate everything MGS does and the prize packages they give out, I am a From Member of the Month (FMOM) winner so I can't say much other then I never received my T-Shirt :lol:, I had to poke at T a little there.

 

I personally think FB as the host for the contest is more then acceptable. The exact rules on how FB voting gets 1st and 2nd place boggles my mind. I would have assumed that 3rd place would get the popularity vote win. and the 1st and 2nd would have been a panel of MGS staff to crown the "Tour Staff Member". I said this once before in another topic and got meet with hostility for just expressing my opinion on how I would tweak the contest. I think even when this started I didn't fully know the rules until 1/2 way into it. Once I figured out that it was not for MGS to be productive and just a popularity contest for gear I was like you and felt deflated and sort of started avoiding everything to do with the contest.

 

I just wanted to be a little PR with my original post because I know this is a great thing for some people out there that need / want the free stuff. I am just not that motivated to get votes since I don't really need / want much of the prize stuff... The MGS bag would be bad a$$ and the wedges, depending on the hybrid model might use those, the rest of it would get auctioned off or donated to the first tee that I knew I wouldn't be using if I wore to win. I figure someone out their needs the stuff more then I do.

 

So like I said once before in an attempt to be positive for the contest as a whole in giving away free gear... Good luck to those people that make round 2 voting...

Callaway Epic Max 12.0 (-1/N) @ 44.50" w/ Graphite Design Tour AD IZ-7 Stiff

Callaway Epic Speed 18.0* @ 42.75" w/ Graphite Design Tour AD IZ-8 Stiff

Callaway Mavrik Pro 23.0* @ 40.00" w/ Graphite Design Tour AD IZ 95 HYB Stiff

Sub-70 639 Combo (5-P) w/ Nippon Modus 3 125 Stiff, Standard Length, Weak Lofts (27-47, 4* gaps)

Callaway MD5 Raw 51-11 S-Grind w/ Nippon Modus 125 Wedge

Callaway MD5 Raw 55-13 X-Grind w/ Nippon Modus 125 Wedge

Callaway MD5 Raw 59-11 S-Grind w/ Nippon Modus 125 Wedge

Callaway MD5 Raw 63-09 C-Grind w/ Nippon Modus 125 Wedge

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What I like is that the "right" guys(ie., good guys) are in there from the forum....I know MGS has to be objective & impartial, however I don't have to be....Now I'm gonna try to get mine in....Then, let the b*tching begin...lol.....

 

 

The very Best to you all....

 

 

Fairways & Greens 4ever.....

 

Haha, well said, my thoughts exactly :)

 

I see revkev, jbones, and stevenhw on that list, it'll make my life a lot easier if only one of them makes it :lol:

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You are not alone in that thought, I am sure there are others that feel the exact same way.

 

I appreciate everything MGS does and the prize packages they give out, I am a From Member of the Month (FMOM) winner so I can't say much other then I never received my T-Shirt :lol:, I had to poke at T a little there.

 

I personally think FB as the host for the contest is more then acceptable. The exact rules on how FB voting gets 1st and 2nd place boggles my mind. I would have assumed that 3rd place would get the popularity vote win. and the 1st and 2nd would have been a panel of MGS staff to crown the "Tour Staff Member". I said this once before in another topic and got meet with hostility for just expressing my opinion on how I would tweak the contest. I think even when this started I didn't fully know the rules until 1/2 way into it. Once I figured out that it was not for MGS to be productive and just a popularity contest for gear I was like you and felt deflated and sort of started avoiding everything to do with the contest.

 

I just wanted to be a little PR with my original post because I know this is a great thing for some people out there that need / want the free stuff. I am just not that motivated to get votes since I don't really need / want much of the prize stuff... The MGS bag would be bad a$$ and the wedges, depending on the hybrid model might use those, the rest of it would get auctioned off or donated to the first tee that I knew I wouldn't be using if I wore to win. I figure someone out their needs the stuff more then I do.

 

So like I said once before in an attempt to be positive for the contest as a whole in giving away free gear... Good luck to those people that make round 2 voting...

 

 

I have nothing against the use of FB, and in fact I very much agree with the reasons both spoken and unspoken for doing so. My conclusion came more from the need to hound your 'FB Friends' to get votes to get there. At the end of the day, I like the precept, but I never had a chance of winning :-).

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RH 18.0 Handicap in soggy Georgia 

WITB
* 1W 10.5* @ Hogan GS53 ( HZRDUS Smoke Black X-Stiff )
* 3W Hogan GS52 ( HZRDUS Smoke Black X-Stiff ) 
* 5W 18* Tailor-made AeroBurner ( Stock Stiff )
* 4I-AW @ Hogan Ft Worth
* 56 @ Cleveland RTX
* 60 @ Hogan Equalizer
* Carbon Ringo 1/4
* Snell MTB-X

 

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Wow that's quick - thanks time to do some politcing just in case. ;)

 

 

It will be interesting to hear your sermon this week. For some reason, I am thinking back to the Catholics, Conquistadors, and the Aztecs and Incas. Well, you already introduced pneumonia to you congregation. :P

 

 

The most impressive thing was that many people figured out how to vote. I keep having people like it on my facebood page but do not go over and increase my votes. In spite of the fact it tells them how to do it.

 

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Are all those "legal" entries? I know at least one person that was ahead of me had like 150 words. Just curious. Kev's is pretty impressive, but this James guy.......what the hell??? Does he just have a ton of friends that sit around and do nothing?

I'm James R from the contest. I promise there is nothing shady from my voting. I have what I felt is a good idea for this site and have been able to get my facebook friends to support it. I post the link to vote daily on my page and ask them to vote. I frequent this site as well as golfwrx and puttertalk for reviews before I buy any new equipment. I don't really post here, occasionally on golfwrx but I have a 4 and 2 year old so as soon as I sit down I'm pulled away from the computer. I think the contest was a great idea, I'm sure they may do some things different next time but it is what it is this time. I would love to win but if I don't it's not the end of the world. I can say I have def spent more time on this site since the contest started and that was prob a goal in having the contest. I would most certainly spend more time if they were to implement my idea. I think it's to hard to keep up with golf travel deals by yourself. If they were condensed it would be very nice and bring exposure to the site. I try to go on a trip every year and searching for the best deals and planning it are always tedious unless u go through a booking agency. I wish everyone luck in the contest!!!

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I'm James R from the contest. I promise there is nothing shady from my voting. I have what I felt is a good idea for this site and have been able to get my facebook friends to support it. I post the link to vote daily on my page and ask them to vote. I frequent this site as well as golfwrx and puttertalk for reviews before I buy any new equipment. I don't really post here, occasionally on golfwrx but I have a 4 and 2 year old so as soon as I sit down I'm pulled away from the computer. I think the contest was a great idea, I'm sure they may do some things different next time but it is what it is this time. I would love to win but if I don't it's not the end of the world. I can say I have def spent more time on this site since the contest started and that was prob a goal in having the contest. I would most certainly spend more time if they were to implement my idea. I think it's to hard to keep up with golf travel deals by yourself. If they were condensed it would be very nice and bring exposure to the site. I try to go on a trip every year and searching for the best deals and planning it are always tedious unless u go through a booking agency. I wish everyone luck in the contest!!!

First off, welcome to the forum.

 

Second, I wasn't trying to imply any wrong doing, just saying your friends are much more "loyal" than mine.

 

Third, what part of KY are you from?

 

Fourth, good luck to you as well.

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I'm James R from the contest. I promise there is nothing shady from my voting. I have what I felt is a good idea for this site and have been able to get my facebook friends to support it. I post the link to vote daily on my page and ask them to vote. I frequent this site as well as golfwrx and puttertalk for reviews before I buy any new equipment. I don't really post here, occasionally on golfwrx but I have a 4 and 2 year old so as soon as I sit down I'm pulled away from the computer. I think the contest was a great idea, I'm sure they may do some things different next time but it is what it is this time. I would love to win but if I don't it's not the end of the world. I can say I have def spent more time on this site since the contest started and that was prob a goal in having the contest. I would most certainly spend more time if they were to implement my idea. I think it's to hard to keep up with golf travel deals by yourself. If they were condensed it would be very nice and bring exposure to the site. I try to go on a trip every year and searching for the best deals and planning it are always tedious unless u go through a booking agency. I wish everyone luck in the contest!!!

 

Welcome James and good luck!

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Wow. Can't believe that I made this list. Not bad for a guy who joined Facebook for this contest despite my years of self righteous grandstanding against it. But who cares, what better way to toss out ones convictions for a chance at these awesome prices. I am incredibly grateful to all the Golf Spy staff for the opporotunity. I am having a blast and just hoping to make it to the next round. Regardless, I am still going to be a reader for life.

 

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Wow. Can't believe that I made this list. Not bad for a guy who joined Facebook for this contest despite my years of self righteous grandstanding against it. But who cares, what better way to toss out ones convictions for a chance at these awesome prices. I am incredibly grateful to all the Golf Spy staff for the opporotunity. I am having a blast and just hoping to make it to the next round. Regardless, I am still going to be a reader for life.

 

http://www.facebook.com/daniel.molchan

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