Jump to content


Established Member
  • Content Count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

Community Reputation

41 Moving Up the Leaderboard

About JxQx

  • Rank
    Well Established Member
  • Birthday 02/08/1989

Personal Information

  • Your Location
    Syracuse, NY

Your Golf Game

  • Handicap Index
  • Handedness
  • GAME Golf Username

Recent Profile Visitors

3,594 profile views
  1. The price will definitely come down, by how much really depends on the popularity and inventory. If they have a ton of inventory and they aren't selling fast expect to see a big discount like 20%-40%. As others have stated your ability to get them custom will stop after a certain point so it may not be worth holding out too long for a bigger discount unless you play off the rack specs.
  2. My previous job we had separate vacation, personal, and sick time which I thought was great. We were not required to provide any dr notes for being sick, just contact your supervisor and let them know. My new place of employment has PTO and sick days. This has also been great thus far. I've been lucky in that both places I have been employed value work life balance a lot, so using time is never an issue. I like that they are separated because people will be more likely to use it. It's always terrible when people bring sicknesses into the office and get half the people sick.
  3. TypicI don't encounter it very often as I don't play that high end of golf courses but when I do I usually tip $5 or so and have no issues doing it. It's pretty menial in the grand scheme of cost for the round (usually $75+).
  4. I would want to know what they shot. I have never heard of a league handling absences like that. Both leagues I've played on if you missed a day you forfeited that persons points or you had to find a sub who would play off scratch unless they already established a handicap on that league.
  5. JxQx

    Brooks Koepka

    He can simultaneously not care what people think of him and also want to be in promos. Him being in more promos allows him to negotiate for more money in contracts (assuming he has a good manager).
  6. If he can't take skepticism/criticism from strangers on an internet golf forum, there is no way he will be able to handle the struggle/grind that it takes to make it as a pro golfer. This same topic comes up all the time from various people and usually ends the same way. They are serious for about 6 months to a year, putting in what they think is hard work (usually in a super inefficient way) then realize they have only improved a few shots (not even to scratch) and have another 5+ shots to improve before they are even competitive at any pro level and quit (usually losing a ton of money). Could this kid do it? Sure, but don't expect others to just coddle him when they know how hard the task is. If he is super serious, do like all the other greats have done, use the criticism as fuel and prove everyone wrong.
  7. A good start may be tracking your stats (if you are not doing that already) to see if there is anything that stands out. Something with strokes gained relative to the handicap you are looking to get to would be ideal.
  8. Yeah the wind speed/direction definitely should have been recorded especially since they are saying the golf ball aerodynamics can have up to an 8 yard impact on distance. That should be made even worse in the wind. Also just as a general question to everyone, are there any places you can get fitted for a ball that is full flight with a trackman? I've only really seen indoor fittings for balls with maybe the exception being manufacturer fitting locations. It seems like it would be impractical to do because of having to separate balls at whatever range you are at.
  9. Yeah it definitely seems like it. It would be nice to see an open dialogue between the TXG guys and the MGS guys about the testing as they are having conflicting results, but MGS just brushes all comments off that ask for clarity. A test procedure along with the data would have been really nice.
  10. It is kind of odd that the test shows almost identical numbers for the longest and shortest balls with the only difference being 3mph ball speed. Are the aerodynamics really that bad on the shortest ball to cause that big of a distance loss?
  11. You may want to include the link to your review in your OP.
  12. The data is pretty interesting but doesn't surprise me all that much tbh. I noticed very little difference between all the golf balls I've tried. The only one I had a visible/measurable change with was the Titleist AVX (Which launched lower and spun less), I gained about 5-10 yards per club. Edit: I found that MGS did a podcast about the testing and findings.
  13. It really depends on how ill fitting your current equipment is to you. The worse the initial set is the bigger the improvements you can expect to see. The big key is finding a high quality fitter. Most people get fitted for free at a big box store and are surprised that they don't see any improvements. It's hard to fit someone when they only have 3 shaft offerings and aren't will to change club head specs (loft,lie,etc) on the spot and have you retest. Also most "fitters" at the stores don't have a ton of training.
  14. Striking the ball perfectly would lead to your best scores. It's the combination of both that brings people back. If you only care about ball striking and not scoring, you can just go to a driving range.
  15. I was listening (not watching) and heard that toe ball. I thought to myself "That sounds familiar, sounded like a shank."
  • Create New...

Important Information

Welcome to TST! Signing up is free, and you'll see fewer ads and can talk with fellow golf enthusiasts! By using TST, you agree to our Terms of Use, our Privacy Policy, and our Guidelines.

The popup will be closed in 10 seconds...