CASE #: 2015 Most Wanted Driver

CASE #: 2015 Most Wanted Driver

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UPDATE: Our investigation to help find the suspect for the 2015 Most Wanted Driver is now 76% complete. #MostWanted #GolfCSI #YourDriverFingerPrint

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GIVEAWAY – Epson M-Tracer Swing Analyzer

GIVEAWAY – Epson M-Tracer Swing Analyzer

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Win It Before You Can Buy It

Well-known electronics manufacturer Epson America is entering the sports wearables market. Golfers will want to pay particular attention to the company’s M-Tracer MT500GII Golf Swing Analyzer.

For those who may not be aware, Swing Analyazers are small electronic devices (often they clip to your shaft or glove) that collect and store key bits of data that can help you analyze (and improve) multiple aspects of your golf swing.

Epson M-Tracer empowers golfers to improve their swing in an easy and intuitive manner, ultimately resulting in lower scores and more fun” – David Ledbetter

While Swing Analyzers can work hand in hand with professional instruction, they’re an extremely popular choice among those for whom the golf swing is a do it yourself project.

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We’re extremely excited to offer this opportunity for one MyGolfSpy reader to be among the very first to try this intriguing new product from Epson.

How To Enter

  • Visit the official pre-order page on Prelaunch.com for the M-Tracer, learn more about this new technology.
  • Leave a comment how this would help YOUR game.

One lucky winner will be selected next week to win the M-Tracer (a $299 value).

The Fine Print

  • Prelaunch will ship the prize directly to the contest winner once the product inventory is available (estimate early April 2015).
  • One winner will be selected at random on March 6, 2015 at 8:00PM Eastern Time
  • Must be a resident of US or Canada to win.
  • Not redeemable for cash prize.

For more information visit the M-Tracer MT500GII Page on Prelaunch.com or read the Official Product Press Release.

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Coming Soon! – Titleist 915 D4 Driver

Coming Soon! – Titleist 915 D4 Driver

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Written By: Tony Covey

We’ve got a fresh entry on the USGA’s Conforming Drivers list from Titleist. Considering Titleist has been fairly consistent with it’s one-two punch of D2 and D3, the emergence of a third 915 model will likely come a bit of a surprise to some, but remember, we told you Titleist would have 3 drivers for 2015.

The Details

While Titleist is still fairly tight-lipped about the new offering, here’s what we’ve learned so far.

  • Weight closer to face than D3 and D2.
  • Deeper face than D3.
  • Because of the deeper face, it is 450cc, 10cc more than the D3.
  • Looks very similar to the D3 but with more curvature across the crown for a slightly rounder look.
  • Reduces spin by approximately 300RPM (compared to D3).
  • Lower MOI than D2 and D3, but offers similar to higher MOI compared to competitive low spin product.
  • It will be available through Titleist’s yet to be announced MOTO program.  MOTO stands for “Made Only To Order”, which basically means you can’t just go to Golfsmith at grab a D4 off-the-rack.
  • The D4 will be released in May.

What Does that Mean?

What we’re talking about more closely fits the conventional definition of a better player’s driver. The most intriguing piece of this is that bit about the weight being closer to face. The rest of the tech (Active Recoil Channel, Radial Speed Face) will almost certainly carry over from the D2 and D3. Nevertheless, the D4 is a potentially interesting change of pace for Titleist, who, despite its reputation of being a brand for better players has continuously churned out some of the most forgiving drivers in all of golf.

Is it that Titleist really make clubs for better players, or is that it better players are better in part because they have the good sense to play more forgiving drivers?

From a comparative design philosophy perspective, Titleist is much closer to PING than it is TaylorMade. How far Titleist has swung to the other side with the D4 remains to be seen, but I suspect the D4 won’t prove to be dramatically different. Titleist is a company that thrives on subtle and systematic changes not total revolution.

Also worth a mention, the D5 model that Adam Scott has been testing is apparently dead for now. The feeling inside of Titleist is that if one of the best golfers in the world struggles to control it, it’s probably not right for the average golfer. No doubt some of the hardcore forum guys will be inconsolable for the next little while.

Why Wait So Long?

It’s reasonable to assume that, in general, the D4 will be well-received, however, there will no doubt be some who’ll be frustrated (probably annoyed) that Titleist chose not to release the D4 alongside the D2 and D3. It’s not that consumers don’t appreciate having options, but as a general rule we prefer that all of them be on the table at the time of purchase.

Unfortunately that’s not how the golf industry operates.

More To Come

Sources are telling us that as equipment sales continue to grow, Titleist will offer more of these specialty releases down the road. If you think about it, it’s not a huge leap from the Vokey Wedge Works model, and that’s worked out pretty for Titleist.

The Titleist 915 D4 Driver (available in 8.5°, 9.5°, and 10.5°) is slated for a May release (assuming things go as expected on tour), and while we haven’t been given specific pricing information, I expect the D4, which will offer the same stock shaft selection as the D2 and D3, will be priced comparably to the other 915 models. I’d wager you’re looking at $449 plus the cost of whatever shaft upgrade you need to make the numbers right.

 

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Do You Play Fantasy Golf? Would you for a shot at a $25,000 Purse?

Do You Play Fantasy Golf? Would you for a shot at a $25,000 Purse?

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You can play fantasy golf anywhere. Yahoo…or should I say whoopie? PayDay Golf makes things a bit more interesting? The PayDay Golf app, offers up an exciting new twist on fantasy golf that puts you in the middle of the action.

You were going to play golf anyway, right? Why not download the PayDay Golf and raise the stakes of your weekend round?

The first entry for your entire foursome is free with the exclusive MyGolfSpy Promo Code. That’s like getting a free lottery ticket.

Every Day is a Pro-Am

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What makes PayDay Golf so much fun is that it turns your weekend rounds into nation-wide Pro-Am competitions.

You pick Tour Pros to join you in PayDay Golf’s virtual tournament. PayDay’s unique format allows you to compete head-to-head with other golfers across the country…not from the comfort of your couch, but from the comfort of your home course, or any other PayDay Golf Certified course nation-wide. This isn’t fantasy golf, it’s reality. You can’t win if you don’t go outside and play…actual golf.

PayDay balances its divisions to ensure that you’re competing against golfers with similar ability levels. Your not going to be giving 15 strokes to anyone.

You can enter each tournament multiple times, and the odds are calculated such that every participant has roughly a 1 in 7 shot of winning.

Follow the Money

Even if you don’t play fantasy golf (absurd!), PayDay’s unique side game tracking capabilities make it easy to manage of all of your wagers. A number of common side games are built-in to the software, but it’s customizable-enough to adapt to the nuances of how your group plays (and bets). PayDay’s real-time tracking eliminates those phantom pencil errors that stress friendships, while making it easier to settle up at the 19th hole.

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All of PayDay’s wager and round tracking features are fully functional and 100% free regardless of whether or not you choose to enter any of PayDay Golf’s $2.99 weekly competitions.

Download Now

When the Valspar Championship rolls around (3/12-3/15), the PayDay fun really starts. Be sure to take advantage of the exclusive MyGolfSpy code to get your free entry into PayDay Golf’s inaugural virtual competition. We think this app has tremendous potential to not only help you keep track of your on-course winnings, but also make fantasy golf a lot more fun and interesting. After you download PayDay Golf, definitely come back and let us know what you think.

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