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Is TXG the best golf channel on youtube?

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This is purely my opinion, but I think these guys are the best and most informative channel out there for purchasing decisions. When testing new clubs, shafts etc they can clearly articulate what the pros and cons are and who it is suited too. I know Rick Shiels and Mark Crossfield have bigger channels, but I don't believe they touch on the more exotic shafts or use data as much as TXG. Ian has so much knowledge that he seems to very clearly articulate to the average and expert golfer. Agree or disagree?

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  • TigerInTheWoodsTigerInTheWoods Members  2647WRX Points: 1,663Handicap: 5Posts: 2,647 Titanium Tees
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    Crossfield is good. Objective and by no means says latest is greatest. Shiels seems like a nice guy to have a beer with but is a clickbait douche. TXG best info and fit shaping around.

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    Agree, at least so far they are.....

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  • HappyGilmore22HappyGilmore22 Members  726WRX Points: 225Handicap: 3Posts: 726 Golden Tee
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    Informative but my goodness are their videos long and boring. If they would get them shorter and more to the point I would agree. Still make good videos and I watch but can't tell you how many times I've fallen asleep during them.

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    On -, @GolfChannel said:

    On -, @HappyGilmore22 said:

    Informative but my goodness are their videos long and boring. If they would get them shorter and more to the point I would agree. Still make good videos and I watch but can't tell you how many times I've fallen asleep during them.

    “To the point” sounds like a recipe for “click bait”. What makes TXG so revered is that they are thorough beyond reproach. I prefer the long videos because there is such a breadth of content which comes out in the process.

    I think it’s crazier you think 20-30 minutes is long, we really are the ADHD society.

    I just work and have a kid so don't choose to spend 30 minutes of one of my days watching their entire video. They can be just as thorough without any click bait keeping their content the exact same but in half the time.

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    On -, @HappyGilmore22 said:

    On -, @GolfChannel said:

    On -, @HappyGilmore22 said:

    Informative but my goodness are their videos long and boring. If they would get them shorter and more to the point I would agree. Still make good videos and I watch but can't tell you how many times I've fallen asleep during them.

    “To the point” sounds like a recipe for “click bait”. What makes TXG so revered is that they are thorough beyond reproach. I prefer the long videos because there is such a breadth of content which comes out in the process.

    I think it’s crazier you think 20-30 minutes is long, we really are the ADHD society.

    I just work and have a kid so don't choose to spend 30 minutes of one of my days watching their entire video. They can be just as thorough without any click bait keeping their content the exact same but in half the time.

    Meh, if you want Spark Notes, find a different source.

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    TXG if I want to learn. Shiels if I want to be entertained.

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  • golftejasgolftejas Members  471WRX Points: 104Handicap: 8Posts: 471 Greens
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    I like the data-based findings they provide in their videos, but they're not very concise (few are these days) and so the videos drag on. And of course all sites waste the first minute and the last minute of their video with the social media blather about liking their site

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    No.

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    I do like their videos. But I also think they are too long. You can’t possibly get caught up if you only log on to YouTube once a week.
    I also like Crossfield and SAS Golf.
    I really would like to do a full bag fitting with TXG.

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    They are the best! I get dizzy following Crossfield and his numbers don’t suit the faster swingers. Shiels basically gives everything a thumbs up he hits and his club reviews have become far less frequent. TXG videos show a variety of players and most exotic equipment. As a lefty watching Matt is a bonus! Videos can be long but you can swipe through them to the good stuff.

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    On -, @GolfChannel said:

    On -, @HappyGilmore22 said:

    Informative but my goodness are their videos long and boring. If they would get them shorter and more to the point I would agree. Still make good videos and I watch but can't tell you how many times I've fallen asleep during them.

    “To the point” sounds like a recipe for “click bait”. What makes TXG so revered is that they are thorough beyond reproach. I prefer the long videos because there is such a breadth of content which comes out in the process.

    I think it’s crazier you think 20-30 minutes is long, we really are the ADHD society.

    Crossfields videos are longer and there is more farting then anything in them. Not a fan

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    On -, @Kale_m said:

    On -, @GolfChannel said:

    On -, @HappyGilmore22 said:

    Informative but my goodness are their videos long and boring. If they would get them shorter and more to the point I would agree. Still make good videos and I watch but can't tell you how many times I've fallen asleep during them.

    “To the point” sounds like a recipe for “click bait”. What makes TXG so revered is that they are thorough beyond reproach. I prefer the long videos because there is such a breadth of content which comes out in the process.

    I think it’s crazier you think 20-30 minutes is long, we really are the ADHD society.

    Crossfields videos are longer and there is more farting then anything in them. Not a fan

    You don’t ****?

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    I enjoy all them honestly, crossfields course vlogs are very entertaining, but i dont care much for his wacky equipment experiments. His little short swing tips is alright too. Shiels is ok, he seems to be reaching for content at times(amazon driver comes to mind) Of all his videos i maybe watch 1 out every ten he puts out. Txg, is fairly new and some of their stuff is a bit long and monotone, but i bet in time it will get better. Crossfields stuff his first year or two was cringeworthy...but I can honestly say i am a better golfer because of their (txgs) scientific and data driven approach to equipment and the game
    I still think there is a good spot for an american youtuber to do some things...but none have really stuck.

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  • OrlandogolfguruOrlandogolfguru OrlandoGolfGuru ClubWRX  2196WRX Points: 205Handicap: 7.7Posts: 2,196 ClubWRX
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    txg videos are good, best on youtube? that is a stretch. there are so many great yt channels now, with excellent content. i do feel txg videos drag on a bit... not saying they have to be short, just want the content is good. but sometimes it does drag and turn into a snore session, like just talking to fill time. i find myself skipping to actual content. that said, i love their shaft knowledge and comparisons. i follow them on IG as well.

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    I really enjoy their content. May they continue.

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    On -, @HappyGilmore22 said:

    On -, @GolfChannel said:

    On -, @HappyGilmore22 said:

    Informative but my goodness are their videos long and boring. If they would get them shorter and more to the point I would agree. Still make good videos and I watch but can't tell you how many times I've fallen asleep during them.

    “To the point” sounds like a recipe for “click bait”. What makes TXG so revered is that they are thorough beyond reproach. I prefer the long videos because there is such a breadth of content which comes out in the process.

    I think it’s crazier you think 20-30 minutes is long, we really are the ADHD society.

    I just work and have a kid so don't choose to spend 30 minutes of one of my days watching their entire video. They can be just as thorough without any click bait keeping their content the exact same but in half the time.

    Their videos are under 30 minutes except for a few live events.

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    On -, @GolfChannel said:

    On -, @HappyGilmore22 said:

    Informative but my goodness are their videos long and boring. If they would get them shorter and more to the point I would agree. Still make good videos and I watch but can't tell you how many times I've fallen asleep during them.

    “To the point” sounds like a recipe for “click bait”. What makes TXG so revered is that they are thorough beyond reproach. I prefer the long videos because there is such a breadth of content which comes out in the process.

    I think it’s crazier you think 20-30 minutes is long, we really are the ADHD society.

    Didn’t have time to read all that, I’ll assume you just agreed

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    I’m a fan as well. Informative, and I never get the feel that they are pushing a specific manufacturer or ideology.

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    Yep

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    I prefer Michael Newton Golf on YouTube for purchase decisions and Eric Cogorno Gojf for swing tips.

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    On -, @GolfChannel said:

    On -, @HappyGilmore22 said:

    Informative but my goodness are their videos long and boring. If they would get them shorter and more to the point I would agree. Still make good videos and I watch but can't tell you how many times I've fallen asleep during them.

    “To the point” sounds like a recipe for “click bait”. What makes TXG so revered is that they are thorough beyond reproach. I prefer the long videos because there is such a breadth of content which comes out in the process.

    I think it’s crazier you think 20-30 minutes is long, we really are the ADHD society.

    Not when they can cover the same thing in 15 min. Too much yap, yap, yap about the same thing. Any topic they cover can be done in 15 min.

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    On -, @BirdieBob said:

    I prefer Michael Newton Golf on YouTube for purchase decisions and Eric Cogorno Gojf for swing tips.

    I concur with the latter. He explains and demonstrates his content very well. I’m a few hours away from him and considering booking some lessons.

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    Nice hat Maddy!

    I love TXG. I find their personalities just perfect for the information they are giving. I wish they had a little bit more diversity as far as golfers though. Matt has a phenomenal swing. Ian does as well. They need someone in the mid cap range. The older gentleman they have does not seem to fit that category.

    For entertainment I watch Golfholics and Golf Sidekick. 2 fun channels to watch some peeps play some golf. For reviews on stuff that just came out I will most likely be looking at Shiels and MNG. I just can't stand Crossfield. Comes off as an ****. Peter Finch's Road to the Open is a fun watch as well.

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    I just don't understand most of the videos. How does watching the lefty smash balls with a variety of shafts or heads, with what I would call a bit unorthodox swing help anyone else make any equipment decision? I get it, he hits it hard, but what is any of that worth. Between his speed and his technique I wonder how many golfers could ever use his numbers as any sort of useful baseline? I've watched some of the videos but I don't really hear any new or useful info that I could apply to my game.

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    I don't know the guy's name but we wears a feminine bucket hat and plays in some Asian country with female caddies. He only talks over the videos and all the ones I've seen are him playing and giving strategy tips on course management. He's my favorite right now.

    Edit: Golf Sidekick is his name.

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    On -, @Adam C said:

    I just don't understand most of the videos. How does watching the lefty smash balls with a variety of shafts or heads, with what I would call a bit unorthodox swing help anyone else make any equipment decision? I get it, he hits it hard, but what is any of that worth. Between his speed and his technique I wonder how many golfers could ever use his numbers as any sort of useful baseline? I've watched some of the videos but I don't really hear any new or useful info that I could apply to my game.

    Sounds like your too intimidated to learn anything. No matter who is swinging there are things that can be learned from their videos.

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    On -, @Red4282 said:

    On -, @Adam C said:

    I just don't understand most of the videos. How does watching the lefty smash balls with a variety of shafts or heads, with what I would call a bit unorthodox swing help anyone else make any equipment decision? I get it, he hits it hard, but what is any of that worth. Between his speed and his technique I wonder how many golfers could ever use his numbers as any sort of useful baseline? I've watched some of the videos but I don't really hear any new or useful info that I could apply to my game.

    Sounds like your too intimidated to learn anything. No matter who is swinging there are things that can be learned from their videos.

    There are some people on this forum who I am truly impressed by with their knowledge of the golf club in both club making and fitting. Really smart people who I always read their comments and often learn something from. Sorry to say those TXG guys don't fall into that category. Not hyperbole, I just have never heard them say anything I consider insightful. Just my opinion.

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    You must be too into watching someone's swing instead of listening to what is being said by the person with the knowledge and experience. Nothing insightful, this place never disappoints.

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