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MGS Labs – Fitted (vs) Non-Fitted Putters Part II

MGS Labs – Fitted (vs) Non-Fitted Putters Part II

Apr 16, 2015 | 29 Comments

In Part 1 of our putter fitting study, we looked at the differences between the putters 20 golfers had in their bags and what PING’s experts fit them for. If you missed it, it’s definitely worth checking out as the fitting results alone suggest that basically everyone who hasn’t been fit for a putter is probably playing the wrong putter.

Today we dig in a little deeper to see what impact a fitted putter has on actual performance. We can talk about fitting all day, right? Everyone should get fit. We say that all the time, but the ugly truth about fitting is that it only actually matters if and when proper fitting translates to performance improvements. [READ MORE]

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MGS Labs – Fitted (vs) Non-Fitted Putters?

MGS Labs – Fitted (vs) Non-Fitted Putters?

Apr 14, 2015 | 36 Comments

We wanted to quantify the benefits of putter fitting and how much difference a properly fit putter could really make for the average golfer. With all the variables (length, lie, stroke, weight, alignment, loft and head shape) it had to make a difference…right?

To figure that and much more out, we partnered with the team at PING. They then conducted a study designed to help us get a better sense of what percentage of golfers are playing a putter that’s less than ideally fit, and whether properly fitting them for a new putter would actually improve performance. [READ MORE]

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MyGolfSpy Labs: Draws vs. Fades

MyGolfSpy Labs: Draws vs. Fades

Feb 9, 2015 | 106 Comments

Yes, yes, we all know that draws go further than fades. The burning question is why?

Why would a ball curving one way in the air go further than a ball curving the other way? After all, if we conducted a test in a very controlled environment and all the factors other than curvature through the air were the same, we would find that draws and fades travel the exact same distance.

The fact is, however, that in real life those other factors are seldom the same. [READ MORE]

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MyGolfSpy Labs: Persimmon vs. Your Titanium Driver

MyGolfSpy Labs: Persimmon vs. Your Titanium Driver

Nov 3, 2014 | 85 Comments

What advantage does modern driver technology actually provide the golfer over a steel shafted persimmon club?

A few months back I had an old steel shafted persimmon club out on my lesson tee. I had one young female student ask about the club and she stated she had never before seen a wooden club (she was born in the very late 90’s) let alone hit one. This got me thinking. Firstly, that I really must be old, and secondly how much of a difference do these newer and far more technologically advanced drivers really make? I had to test this! [READ MORE]

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Counterbalanced Putters (vs) Standard Putters

Counterbalanced Putters (vs) Standard Putters

Aug 18, 2014 | 91 Comments

Although counterbalancing isn’t new, manufacturers have promoted its benefits as an alternative to anchoring, which as you know the USGA has banned (the new rule goes into effect in 2016). Forward-thinking putter manufactures have quickly come up with alternatives for those who currently anchor. Counterbalancing is, thus far, the most popular of those alternatives.
Counterbalancing is more stable alternative to standard putter. You will make more putts. You will lower your scores.

At least that’s what we’ve been told… [READ MORE]

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Fact or Fiction? Looks Impact How Your Putter Performs

Fact or Fiction? Looks Impact How Your Putter Performs

Apr 28, 2014 | 38 Comments

Liking the looks may help you decide to buy a putter, but that visual affinity won’t put the ball in the cup. If you can bring yourself to think about this objectively, you’ll concede that it’s true. We have all had owned putters that we absolutely love the looks…and we’ve putted like crap with them. [READ MORE]

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MyGolfSpy Labs – “The Secret To Longer, Straighter Drives?

MyGolfSpy Labs – “The Secret To Longer, Straighter Drives?

Mar 27, 2013 | 41 Comments

Is the most important part of shaft fitting the thing no one is talking about? As always, we look at conventional wisdom like an email from a Nigerian prince who wants to transfer his wealth to us with no strings attached…that is to say, skeptically. Needless to say, we put this golf myth to the test…and tell you once and for all the truth about shaft torque and why you should care.

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MyGolfSpy Labs: The Worst Kept Secret in Golf

MyGolfSpy Labs: The Worst Kept Secret in Golf

Feb 7, 2013 | 128 Comments

What loft is your driver? Is it a 9.5°…maybe 10.5?

What if I told you that what you thought was a 9.5° was actually a 12°? Paying attention now? Whatever loft is written on the sole of your driver is probably wrong. To be more exact, in our study we found that 92% of the time it’s wrong!

Shocked? You shouldn’t be: the fact that most OEM drivers are stamped inaccurately is one of the worst kept secrets in golf. But why? We went straight to the biggest names in golf and asked, so check into the “MyGolfSpy Lab” to learn why your 9.5* is probably an 11*…and why that might not be a bad thing.

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MYGOLFSPY LABS – The Putter Grip {The Cure To Making More Putts?}

MYGOLFSPY LABS – The Putter Grip {The Cure To Making More Putts?}

Jan 14, 2013 | 62 Comments

Tell me if you’ve heard any of these “myths” about larger sized putter grips before:

“It will take your hands out of the stroke.”
“It will cure your yips…guaranteed.”
“You won’t flip it.”
“You’ll make more putts.”
“You’ll be more consistent.”

Call me a skeptic, but I find a lot of these hard to believe. If becoming the next Brad Faxon was as easy as slapping a big chunk of rubber on the end of your flat stick, course records would be falling left and right. But, as always, I was willing to suspend judgment until the FACTS were in. So we took this issue to the “MyGolfSpy Lab”. {FIND OUT THE TRUTH!}

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MyGolfSpy Labs:  Shaft Weight Test – {Is Lighter Really Longer?}

MyGolfSpy Labs: Shaft Weight Test – {Is Lighter Really Longer?}

Oct 30, 2012 | 64 Comments

“Lighter is longer” — “If distance matters, weight matters” — “The Right Light”.

All of these marketing slogans are meant to convince you that a lighter weight club will help you hit the ball longer and straighter. A lot of people would assume that this is true…but you know what happens when you assume. But fear not, because where there is marketing hype, MyGolfSpy Labs are close behind with FACTS. {FIND OUT NOW!}

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MyGolfSpy Labs: Shaft Flex Shocker! – {Are you playing the wrong flex?}

MyGolfSpy Labs: Shaft Flex Shocker! – {Are you playing the wrong flex?}

Aug 21, 2012 | 114 Comments

Are You Playing The Wrong Flex? Read this before you get fit! Why? First of all the majority of golfers still have never been fit for a single club in their bags…and for those that have we estimate that over 50% of you still are not playing the correct shaft flex. And if you include further fine tuning (which you should) to the in between flexes…well over 80% of golfers are not fit with the right flex. Whether you go to a high end fitter or your local big box, one of the most important decisions you will ever make about your new clubs is picking the proper shaft flex. Want to make sure you pick the right one? Read this shocking data in our latest “MyGolfSpy Labs” series. {FULL STORY!}

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MyGolfSpy Labs: Head (vs) Shaft

MyGolfSpy Labs: Head (vs) Shaft

Jun 21, 2012 | 80 Comments

Ok…today we’re going to most likely change every single one of your opinions regarding a debate that has been going on for years. And one I almost guarantee you were wrong about. Which is more important: Head (or) Shaft. Golfers seem to be sure of the answer…it’s the shaft right? No, it’s the head. The shaft is the engine. No, the head is what drives the car. Well enough arguing, cause today your going to find out the real answer, the debate is officially over! Another mystery solved at the “MyGolfSpy Labs”. {MUST READ!}

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MyGolfSpy Labs – Your Distance Reality Check!

MyGolfSpy Labs – Your Distance Reality Check!

May 22, 2012 | 142 Comments

In “MyGolfSpy Labs” edition #6 we ran a test with some seriously shocking results. It all started with a simple question: “How far do you hit your driver?”. And how it ended…was well….like I said shocking! Read the eye-opening results in this article, “MyGolfSpy Labs – Your Distance Reality Check!” {MUST READ!}

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MGS Labs – Is Longer Really Longer?

MGS Labs – Is Longer Really Longer?

Jan 12, 2012 | 192 Comments

Getting more distance of the tee is easy right? Well, golf companies sure would like you to believe that…they have us feeling as if the equation is as simple as…longer drivers = longer drives. Not so fast cowboy! The standard length driver up until the last 15 years or so had always been around 43″ – 43.5″. Now that number has jumped up to around 46″. But, remember humans don’t evolve that quickly…we aren’t getting taller but clubs sure are getting longer. So the question we wanted to answer for everyone …”Is Longer Really Longer?” >> {MUST READ!}

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MYGOLFSPY LABS! – Performance Enhancing Lube “MYTH”

MYGOLFSPY LABS! – Performance Enhancing Lube “MYTH”

Dec 30, 2011 | 113 Comments

Have you ever heard the “golf myth”…that if you squirt some Vasoline™ or spray some good ‘ol fashioned PAM™ cooking oil on your driver face that it will virtually eliminate your slice or hook? We’ve heard it for years…and so have all the big-stake money players across the world. Yeah…next time you are playing for some major coinage…make sure to check the other guys driver faces for the special sauce….you might be in for a surprise. You might also be surprised to know that allegedly it still goes on during events on the PGA Tour.

Problem is….as far as I know no one has ever put this myth to an “official” test to see if it actually works. And if so what other aspects if any does it effect.

>> {FIND OUT IF THE MYTH IS TRUE!…}

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