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post #37 of 118

Crossfield is a legend, but then I would say that coming from the UK f1_cool.gif

 

Some people are posting that he is bias, but I actually think he attempts to be as unbias as he can. He's also pretty amusing, just watch the video about "IN THE BAG!" and you'll see he's a bit of a joker

post #38 of 118
As a beginning golfer I really like his videos. He is more entertaining than anyone else I've seen on YT, and his swing messages are easy to understand. I actually like his swing... smooth.
post #39 of 118

I've been subscribed to his youtube channel for several months now and I was a pretty big fan of his videos until recently.  I don't know if I simply didn't notice it before or if it's a new thing he's doing but he seems to have a really subtle pompous douche streak that makes watching him annoying.  Maybe I'm just imagining it, or maybe the youtube popularity has gone to his head.  It seemed like the last 2 or 3 clips I've watched of his were short and not particularly helpful.

post #40 of 118

He's a fun guy. as far as his reviews go. I never heard him about a club he didn't like.

All the clubs he hits are good. So i don't like that part.

It's obvious he's a mizuno fan. Well so am i and i like him because off that.

I never looked at his teaching video's because i work with my pro on that.

We have a rather good one. and he almost was a tour player.

Represented the UK in his early career playing with Lee Westwood.

Still got some course records holding in the UK and Netherlands.

He settled because he got married and kids and didn't want to be away

all the time.

I still think he could play at tour level tho. Last time i played with him was in our weekly mens

competition, he had a sore back and it was really hurting him. He sliced the shit out off all his shots,

but he still managed to play -3. If he wasn't trying a normal putter ( normally a long putter ) he would have played

even better. He hit 16 greens in regulation. Didn't make a single bogey. 

post #41 of 118
I've watched his videos. I know its time to go cook a well done steak each time he says, "lets give her a rip, shall we," because he'll back off the ball and babble for at least five minutes.

His information seems decent enough - reviews honest and non-partial.
post #42 of 118
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Originally Posted by tomvk77 View Post

He's a fun guy. as far as his reviews go. I never heard him about a club he didn't like.

All the clubs he hits are good. So i don't like that part.

 

 

I think this is a byproduct of the fact everything he tests is higher end, so therefore the clubs ARE all good. What he does is make observations about the differences in feel/sound/flight/ease of use and make recommendations based on that while relating to his own preferences "I rather like the shape of this club head" or "this is more of a players club" and "it really gets the ball up in the air easily for those that have trouble with that".

 

 

 

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Originally Posted by Infamous 273 View Post

I've watched his videos. I know its time to go cook a well done steak each time he says, "lets give her a rip, shall we," because he'll back off the ball and babble for at least five minutes.

His information seems decent enough - reviews honest and non-partial.

I have to laugh everytime he steps up to hit the ball the first time because you know he's going to stop, comment on the head of the club, walk towards the camera and hold it up. Then He goes back to the ball sets up, stops looks at the club makes another comment and sets up again. It's like he doesn't know what he's going to say before he starts the camera rolling. "Let's give this a wallop, shall we?" 

post #43 of 118
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Originally Posted by Jeremie Boop View Post

I have to laugh everytime he steps up to hit the ball the first time because you know he's going to stop, comment on the head of the club, walk towards the camera and hold it up. Then He goes back to the ball sets up, stops looks at the club makes another comment and sets up again. It's like he doesn't know what he's going to say before he starts the camera rolling. "Let's give this a wallop, shall we?" 

Hahahaha I know. Total stream of consciousness.
post #44 of 118
I subscribed to his channel.
His tips are pretty good.

He is reviewing the clubs I am contemplating getting based on some of Shorty's suggestions for a gaming club.
post #45 of 118
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Originally Posted by M2R View Post

I quit like the guy, think he is pretty amusing.  May be a bit of a tosser but I would rather endure someone like him that seems to have a sense of humour than a prat any day.

 

 

 

That review is my favourite by far, cracks me up every time.


What is a "tosser" and a "prat"?

post #46 of 118
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What is a "tosser" and a "prat"?
Terms of affection a1_smile.gif
post #47 of 118
Tosser= wanker, a bit full of himself, his own biggest fan,
Prat= annoying, idiot, dickhead

^British terms^

I'll have to check this guy out for myself!
But will leave an opinion, lihu is right though, I wouldn't want him in front of me from what I've read!
post #48 of 118

From the Urban Slang dictionary   

 

 

tosser  963 up361 down
 
English insult. 
Implies that the person masturbates excessively. Also see Wanker.

That's not the Mark Crossfield i know!  He's too busy playing golf, like me.  

post #49 of 118
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Originally Posted by Hardballs View Post

Tosser= wanker, a bit full of himself, his own biggest fan,
Prat= annoying, idiot, dickhead

^British terms^

I'll have to check this guy out for myself!
But will leave an opinion, lihu is right though, I wouldn't want him in front of me from what I've read!

Plus the camera setup on every hole would probably drive you to do something rash and regrettable?a3_biggrin.gif

Btw, thanks for the translations. a1_smile.gif
post #50 of 118
I'd leave him for dust! He wouldn't catch me in a cart !
post #51 of 118

I visited the Uk for a few months and had a few lessons with this Pro Matthew, He made a massive improvement to my game and I also reviews clubs not as many as MC but still very interesting and unbiased. I have posted his 2013 Iron shootout video which is funny and interesting!

 ttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=84wL3YgyNpw

post #52 of 118

He has 2 channels now one for brief quick tips to answer viewers questions and a longer weekly fix which addresses several issues. 

 

He puts things over quickly and usually has a few different ways of trying to fix something - we don't all learn the same thing the same way.

 

He also likes to have a laugh and I think some of people commenting take him the wrong way, he did post a video of himself shooting a nine on a par 5. How many other coaches would do that? :-) 

 

If you know a lot about golf then a lot of his stuff you will know, but its not aimed at you - its aimed at folk who can't get the ball round a course or suddenly struggle and can't fix it.

post #53 of 118
I just used one of his club reviews today in a store with my smart phone.

He's great at reviewing equipment, and the comments he makes about what type of golfer would make best use of the equipment are extremely helpful. They are amazingly true as well. I tested his premise on the spot at the store.
post #54 of 118
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Originally Posted by Lihu View Post

I just used one of his club reviews today in a store with my smart phone.

He's great at reviewing equipment, and the comments he makes about what type of golfer would make best use of the equipment are extremely helpful. They are amazingly true as well. I tested his premise on the spot at the store.

 

Think so?  I watched probably 6 or 8 of his equipment reviews and he never really said anything bad about any of them which made me suspicious.  I'm guessing he works at the course there and they sell the gear so he has to be somewhat careful about badmouthing clubs.  He also seemed arrogant at times when testing a club that he thought was made for amateurs, making it quite clear that he personally would never use the club because it is so far below him while a higher handicap player would be a good fit.  He could be right, I dunno, it just seemed douchey.  f4_glare.gif

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