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How Forum Testers Will Be Chosen

GolfSpy STUDque

Initially posted by @GolfSpy MPR

 

All,

I'm going to go ahead a lock this thread from further posts, just to keep new folks from getting confused and posting their testing applications here. My sincere thanks goes to those who continue to help our new members.

For those new: read the opening few posts in this thread; they are essential instructions for getting involved in this awesome community! If you are trying to apply for a test, go back to the thread announcing the opportunity and reply to that thread.

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So this thread was started over 4 years ago. We've obviously grown since then and have went back to having people apply to be testers.

 

But the overall message remains true to this day. I know this is 12 pages long, but there is some absolute gold star advice in here for those who want to participate in forum testing.

 

I'm giving this thread a bump because the 2018 testing season is right around the corner. If even half the stuff we've proposed comes through this is going to be an amazing testing season.

 

So please, if you are at all interested in being a tester this year read this thread! Here are a few highlights...

 

1. Read the directions

2. Apply in the proper place

3. Donations are not a requirement, but you can bet we love people who support us

4. Participate in the forum! If you're only posts are "pick me" in an application thread it's probably not going to work out

5. Be able to post pictures and write quality content

6. No douchebags allowed. Be nice, be civil

7. Read the directions

8. Take the time to fill out your profile, make an avatar, be seen around the forums, introduce yourself

9. Don't apply in the blog, apply in the proper place

10. No bitching if you didn't get picked.

 

This is the Cliff's Notes version, but seriously, read the thread.

Can't wait to read the reviews! I hope the chosen members get along well with whatever they are selected for, like the blessing that was my 900 Tours. Forever grateful for the opportunity.

 

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Great bump Meyer!  So simple, all people have to do is follow a few easy directions!    

 

Looking forward to the seeing all the great items come through for testing. 

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I think the only thing missing is don't apply for old/closed tests.

 

 

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Thanks for saying what a lot of us wanted to

 

 

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Every time I see this thread appear in the New Content I have to come in to see if it's a blanket application for testing :D

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Every time I see this thread appear in the New Content I have to come in to see if it's a blanket application for testing :D

We can do that?

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We can do that?

 

Of course!  Now getting picked with that strategy may prove difficult ;)

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Just updated my signature. Didn't realize how much of a Ping head I've become over the last 2 yrs!

 

Keep up the “people's” work fellas!

 

 

Driver - Ping G 10.5* stiff flex

3-wood - Ping G 14.5*

3-hybrid - Ping G 19*

Irons 4-W - Ping i (blue dot)

48*, 54* - TM Rac MBs

58* - SM5 Vokey

Putter - Evnroll ER2

 

GHIN: 12+/-

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Bumping this up, as it appears testing season is upon us and there are an influx of new members.

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I am the one on the far left who hit the shot with two friends whose combined age with me is over 200 and with the baby of the group taking the picture we would not be far from 300.  My name is Al and I play to a 5.7 index at my home course here in Henderson, NV.  We get to play 12 months a year or my handicap would sky rocket.  Last August I gave my stiff shaft titeist woods and irons to my 16 year old grandson and bought my first set of non-titleist clubs in over 40 years.  The irons are set stronger than the ones I had and they have a regular shaft so I am hitting the ball further and back in the game at 6500 yards and under.  I have also moved to weaker shafts in my driver and rescue clubs to gain a better trajectory with distance. 

 

I struggled at first but now am back to hitting the ball like a 5 handicapper...Straighter, higher and gained distance control which I lost for a couple of months making the change.

 

I work one day a week as a starter/marshall at a Jack Nicklaus course (Reflection Bay) so that I can play my home course and the Nicklaus course both. 

 

I look forward to being a member of the forum and participating in some of the topics.  Having worked with two major golf equipment companies, I learned a lot about the market and was responsible to run the research, marketing plans and sales budgets for them as well as several other organizations. 

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I am the one on the far left who hit the shot with two friends whose combined age with me is over 200 and with the baby of the group taking the picture we would not be far from 300.  My name is Al and I play to a 5.7 index at my home course here in Henderson, NV.  We get to play 12 months a year or my handicap would sky rocket.  Last August I gave my stiff shaft titeist woods and irons to my 16 year old grandson and bought my first set of non-titleist clubs in over 40 years.  The irons are set stronger than the ones I had and they have a regular shaft so I am hitting the ball further and back in the game at 6500 yards and under.  I have also moved to weaker shafts in my driver and rescue clubs to gain a better trajectory with distance. 

 

I struggled at first but now am back to hitting the ball like a 5 handicapper...Straighter, higher and gained distance control which I lost for a couple of months making the change.

 

I work one day a week as a starter/marshall at a Jack Nicklaus course (Reflection Bay) so that I can play my home course and the Nicklaus course both. 

 

I look forward to being a member of the forum and participating in some of the topics.  Having worked with two major golf equipment companies, I learned a lot about the market and was responsible to run the research, marketing plans and sales budgets for them as well as several other organizations. 

 

Great intro ALD!   If ya like you could also throw this over in the https://forum.mygolfspy.com/forum/60-introduce-yourself/  thread.    So glad you could join us!

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Heck, who doesn't???

 

 

Lots of new members here - so I hope you guys take a second or two to read this.  To have a chance at being selected, here are 3 basic requirements...

 

 

1. Have an avatar or profile picture - without one, your chances are kinda slim

 

2. Do an Intro post - introduce yourself to the gang. People here are friendly and ready to welcome new members.

 

3. Participate in some existing threads -- browse the different topics and share what's on your mind.  

 

Don't worry about being new -- everyone here was new at one time.  We're very proud of our community and we're anxious for you to be a part of it.  

 

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What defines new? Am I considered new? As a lifelong Cobra iron owner I'd love the opportunity to test these clubs.

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What defines new? Am I considered new? As a lifelong Cobra iron owner I'd love the opportunity to test these clubs.

I think by "new" he means anyone that joined the site in the previous couple months.   That said, testing opportunities is always a balance between "new" members and "veteran" members.   I was selected my first year hear after only being  a member for a couple weeks, I think i did a good job on the review and I was selected again last year for the Mizuno JPX testing.   So I kind of fit both categories at different times.

 

The most important thing whether anyone is new or been around a while, follow the three steps outlined by Barbajo in the first post and you stand a pretty good chance of being selected sooner or later.   Most of keep active don't post only for the entry threads, that's most likely not going to get you in.   I see you've done a good job of posting in all areas of the forum, that's the exact type of activity they like to see when choosing someone.

 

Good luck,  I think 2018 is going to be a great year of testing opportunities on MGS, just like 2017 was. 

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I think by "new" he means anyone that joined the site in the previous couple months.   That said, testing opportunities is always a balance between "new" members and "veteran" members.   I was selected my first year hear after only being  a member for a couple weeks, I think i did a good job on the review and I was selected again last year for the Mizuno JPX testing.   So I kind of fit both categories at different times.

 

The most important thing whether anyone is new or been around a while, follow the three steps outlined by Barbajo in the first post and you stand a pretty good chance of being selected sooner or later.   Most of keep active don't post only for the entry threads, that's most likely not going to get you in.   I see you've done a good job of posting in all areas of the forum, that's the exact type of activity they like to see when choosing someone.

 

Good luck,  I think 2018 is going to be a great year of testing opportunities on MGS, just like 2017 was. 

 

 

If I was picking testers for my site you dayummmmmm right I would look at folks who are with me for the long haul.  You just want to snuggle up for the goods and run?  Nawwwww yo arse  won't git no tooty.....  ;)

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What defines new? Am I considered new? As a lifelong Cobra iron owner I'd love the opportunity to test these clubs.

The best part about MGS is post count means nothing.

 

Jump into discussions and talk shop. Have fun and add your opinions and experiences. Just posting on welcome threads or random threads with no real golf talk won't really help your chances.

 

Quality >>> Quantity

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.....I just wanted to add a snippet for the newbies in addition to the basics laid out by T:

 

 

 

To me, being active means creating some of your own thought-provoking threads (be sure to search first to avoid duplication) and participating in meaningful ways for other member's threads as well. The goal should always be to inspire conversation.

 

Before you post, ask yourself if what you're about to say adds real value for those that may read it.

If no, try harder. If yes, hit send!

 

 

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I've been a member over at wrx for awhile but I feel like MGS is going to be a really good fit. Just having a bit of a time trying to figure out where everything is. I would love to test some stuff out but being in college really doesn't leave much time to 1) keep my form during the school year and 2) give me time to give the clubs the chance they deserve. With that said, once summer comes around in about a month or so I'll be all over the forums giving my 2 cents and trying to help others with equipment or instruction questions.

 

I'm the same LetterSee. I've been a member over at WRX for a bit and just joined MGS after being just a non-contributing reader. I have a feeling MGS will begin to be the website I come to first for reviews -- seems a lot more chill here.

 

On another note, I would love to be club tester one of these days. I think its great to hear from laymen, average golfers like myself and find it to be much more valuable, since we're not all scratch golfers, smashing it 300 yrds down the middle every time.

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I'm the same LetterSee. I've been a member over at WRX for a bit and just joined MGS after being just a non-contributing reader. I have a feeling MGS will begin to be the website I come to first for reviews -- seems a lot more chill here.

 

On another note, I would love to be club tester one of these days. I think its great to hear from laymen, average golfers like myself and find it to be much more valuable, since we're not all scratch golfers, smashing it 300 yrds down the middle every time.

Forum testing season just kicked off. Stay active on all the thread s let if know about your game. Posting in how did you play and what are you practicing threads are great places to do that.

 

 

 

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This site has been a good resource for keeping current in technology. It's overwhelming to read about shafts for irons when the industry standard for years was DG or Rifle flighted shafts. Woods, forget it. I've enjoyed scrolling and occasionally posting to pick fellow members' brains. It's a pleasant alternative to other social media mediums where trolls can pick fights and mock someone asking what should be a simple question. Glad to be on board.

 

 

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