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EricL

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  1. Update After a few rounds, the comfort is excellent. They really do feel like street shoes. The downside, played in a light rain, and the channels between the cleats fills up with grass clippings. You need to be a little more vigilant about cleaning. On a related note, the little snap on shoe brush for the Clic Gear is really useful. It does pop off if you're a bit too aggressive wiping your shoes, but it does work great. I would still buy the Ecco's, but they're better suited for dry weather, which with a little luck we will see in Seattle sometime around August 21st.
  2. I recall a few years back another golf site tested this on a range, and did find that shots were marginally closer to the center line. Had a decent sample size, but the difference was a yard or so at 150 yds. Again this is from memory, so no guarentees... On quality balls the weight difference would be tiny. Spinning the balls at 10,000 rpm makes it more obvious, but I would imagine it's a CG that is at most a millimeter or so off center. It also depends where the weight variations occur, in the core or the cover. The cover would have mo effect on the roll or flight. All that said, I h
  3. That would be one awesome barbecue to be invited to. I had a small piece as part of an 11 course dinner in Japan. Best beef I ever ate.
  4. Agree wholeheartedly. A couple of years ago on a summer golf trip I pulled out 4-iron on a 320 yard par four. Couple guys look at me strange like "why aren't you hitting driver?" One hit into the canyon one hit way right and I had a smooth pitching wedge for a GIR.
  5. As problems to, this is a good one to have, having the money to bag a new set of irons plus a couple hybrids or woods. That said I'm an analytical type so this will play to my strengths. In the end it'll come down to confidence, which will come down to feel, consistency and what appeals to the eye. Ad hopefully a good story to share. Thanks for sharing all of yours.
  6. It's tough to predict just from the range how irons are going to pay on course. I loved the Callaway X-Hot and RocketBladz 7-iron on the range, but how is your game on course? I really like the idea of having a solid 200+yd iron in the bag, but I'm wondering how has it been dealing with. 117yd approach or short par 3, or dealing with 137yds halfway between clubs. I liked the feel and ball flight of the X-Hot a bit better, but thinking maybe the slightly smaller head size of the RocketBladz would play better on course. Resting a sore elbow his weekend, so lots of time to ponder these important
  7. Exactly. While I tend to avoid reading comments on TheGolfChannel or other stories, just the volume is staggering. It's really a non-issue.
  8. Appears the Marshall who was actually there is contradicting North's story. http://www.sbnation.com/golf/2013/5/15/4333522/tiger-woods-lied-marshals-players-championship-2013
  9. Ecco Biom Golf Hybrid The Hybrid is Ecco's version of a cleatless or non replaceable cleat golf shoe. I've been a fan of Ecco Shoes for several years. I walked my way through Italy last summer with a pair of Biom's, after requiring orthotics previously, and suffered no foot pain. "THE AGE OF NATURAL MOTION The human body has adapted to forward motion for thousands of years, developing extraordinarily sophisticated natural systems for absorbing impact and transferring momentum – including the capacity to continually strengthen itself. BIOM shoes work by supporting and enabling thes
  10. I have an old SG2.5 and a Nikon laser. The annual fee is the killer for me. Is it honestly that much superior to another GPS to justify the annual fee? I really think they need to reconsider the business model at SkyCaddie. I'm seriously considering a Garmin S2 watch. I never play more than a single round in a day. Simplicity, nothing hanging off the belt, which always seems to get caught on something when I ride. The Nikon is probably 7-8 years old and still going strong. Changed the battery over the winter, first time ever.
  11. Beautiful! Now maybe blue with 1942 star to represent Naval Aviation
  12. While this club is in the category I'm shopping in, and I can write and shoot a decent photo, I'm relatively new here, I don't have enough recent rounds under my belt to have even a clue what my handicap is yet, and I'm not exactly Cobra's target demographic. I defer to what appears to be a pool of talented young members who are up to this task.
  13. I'm a 6' 54yo who in the last year dropped from 195lbs to 165lbs, and daily do 500 crunches, 100 push-ups and stretching. The weight loss has helped my endurence. I'm also adding some jump rope to help with short term intensity. The older we get the easier it is to injure yourself with new activity. To paraphrase my doctor, "your muscles are still strong, but your connecting tissue doesn't have the same strength". And since I only started playing golf 10 years ago, I don't have a lifetime of hardening on the body to carry me through. I've had golfers elbow issues twice. Both time at the b
  14. Finally got out to play, probably should have picked an easier re-entry, but had a good time. Pulled a hamstring a couple weeks ago, so haven't been able to swing for a bit, so naturally i found the water and the deep woods often. But was hitting straight by the end of the round, so progress. Decided it is time to upgrade. As I'm a definite game improvement candidate, hit the G-25, JPX-825, X-hot, and Rocketbladz. Much to the chagrine of the young sales associate, I wasn't ready to buy, but surprisingly the two I liked the best were the X-hot and Rocketbladz. While the distance was fun,
  15. Thanks, that actually makes them more attractive. Even at factory lengths they're not that much longer than my Mizuno's at 1/2" over, but it would be better at 1/4" over and another degree upright. A few rounds to get into form...
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