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  1. I've got the 4 wheeled red one in your pictures. Love it. It's now coming to the end of its second full season. No issues at all. Smooth rolling, solid. I bought it for the value it provides. It has large storage at back wheels. It had a bag at the handle that carries my scope, phone, and other accessories. There is a closeable holder under the scorecard holder. I keep pencils there but it's large enough for other things.


    The four wheels are very stable. Better than 3 IMO. Umbrella holder is good, but I keep it folded out of the way most of the time. I'm too tall to use an umbrella for shade with it t though at 6'4". It is handy though to keep the rain off clubs.


    The cooler bag is excellent and will hold 4 12oz cans (snuggly). I put in 3 easily. This was an important factor for me. Water bottle holder is convenient and the correct size. Holds beer cans well too.


    Missing though is something to hook a towel to. I added a therapy for that. Also, I'd like it to have a sand bottle holder as putting in the back bag is awkward and the bottle wants to fall over.


    Has a hill brake, but I don't use it.


    I highly recommend this. A true value for your money


    Sent from my SM-G950U using MyGolfSpy mobile app


    Pretty much my thoughts exactly. I'm only 6'2" and I found the umbrella to be a bit short, but I think it would be the same no matter which buggy...


    No hook for sand bucket and/or towel was my only real issue.

  2. I just saw an add come up after I was looking at Clicgear buggies... Over here in Australia, they seem to be available online only, but as mentioned, in the States they're at Costco (unsure which version).


    Any thoughts on 3 Vs. 4 wheels?

  3. I came across these Caddytek buggies recently... Price seems amazing for what you get. Comes with a lot of accessories that others charge extra for.


    Has anyone got any reviews on these? I'm weighing up between the 3-wheel and 4-wheel ones - so could use an opinion on the benefits each of those also... I have only ever used a pretty cheap compact buggie.





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  4. Have made a few changes recently....


    Dropped the SLDR and after a bit of testing and practice, have settled on the Srixon Z545 w/Miyazaki Blue 7X shaft. 


    Also, dropped the Steelhead XR 4 iron and have gone with a Srixon Z45 #4 hybrid and swapped out the Odessey White Steel blade for a Cleveland TFi 2135 Cero mallet putter.

  5. Played Lakeside Camden yesterday. Absolutely beautiful day on the course.


    Scored 40 points. 26 on the front nine, but started to run out of steam towards the end of the round in the heat...


    It's the 7th competition round I've played in and the first in which I've beaten my handicap.


    Hopefully it's the start of my improvement and I can start chipping away and getting it down.


    EDIT: Just found out I dropped 2.6 shots off my HC. 🤘🏼

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  6. Thanks for the opportunity! Also, being from Australia, I'd be more than happy to pay my own flight to LA for this fitting!!



    Brendan Edmistone - Sydney, Australia


    Handicap: 22.7


    Dream Bag:


    Launcher HB driver

    Launcher HB 3 wood

    Launcher 3 & 4 hybrid

    Launcher CBX irons 5-PW

    CBX 48°, 54°, 60° wedges

    TFI 2135 Satin Elevado

    Srixon Z star XV

  7. I'm heading to the States this time next year and fully intend to swing by Huntington Beach and do a fitting.


    Thanks for this review and run down of your experience there, I have been enjoying Cleveland golf products that I've purchased recently and reading about your fitting with Srixon/Cleveland sealed the deal for me.

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  8. So I set my driver back to neutral and used it sparingly during my round yesterday... Hit my 3 wood on the 1st & 2nd then had a swing of the driver on the 3rd once my swing was a bit more warmed up. Then mixed it up depending on the hole from there on out, but mostly went back to the 3 wood when I needed to be accurate.


    The biggest take away is that with the 3 wood, I am confident to wind up and crank it. And it's going to be pretty close to where I wanted it to go.


    Where as if I wind up and crank the driver, I just don't know what's going to happen.

  9. Walked 18 yesterday. Wore some nice socks and had no issues with the heel.


    The stability and grip of these shoes is the best I've ever felt, in fairness, these are only my 4th pair of golf shoes...


    My only complaint is that by the 14th/15th hole, I was wishing the cushioning was a little softer. My guess is this was a balance between cushioning and stability, and stability won. I think I'll add a memory foam inner sole and it will probably be perfect.

  10. I did a fitting and was matched with a new shaft into my SLDR. Generally hitting it pretty well, but after working on my irons more, I just started getting loose with the driver. Then I think it's a bit of over thinking mixed with making unnecessary adjustments to the configuration of the driver and now I'm over thinking and I've just started to lose confidence.


    And I was noticing that I hit my 3 wood (Cleveland Classic XL) much straighter consistently and the distance is pretty good. I don't over think my 3 wood, there's no adjustments, I just step up and smack it.

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  11. In the same boat but I'm just using a 1i getting around 250-260. Every time I am hitting my irons very well driver suffers. For me I have a tendency to sway towards target and my head drifts toward target too so I'm hitting some pop ups.

    Save yourself some time and get a lesson, if your satisfied with your swing with other clubs let the pro know they'll work around helping you with driver.



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    Funny you say that, because I had felt like I've been hitting my irons a bit better than usual. Why can't it all click at the same time? lol

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  12. Stick with the 3 off the tee and work on the driver at the range...this advice, of course, is coming from a hacker.

    Use 3W on the course and practice, practice, practice the driver on the range.


    I've only been hitting driver about 4 times/round on fairly wide open holes. Starting to come around but still too inconsistent for those drivable par 4s

    This is exactly what I'm thinking of doing for a couple rounds and seeing how it goes. Problem is that I know in my head that I have hit this driver well and know what it's capable of when I hit the sweet spot. Just in a rut with it and over thinking, where the 3 wood just feels so effortless.


    1. Were you fit for your driver? If no there become a myriad of possibilities as to why it's not working for you. So go to a fitting and find out - it might be something as simple as a new shaft and a loft tweak.

    Yeah, I was fit for this driver. I'd made some tweaks to it after fitting (lofted up, etc.) and thought I found a nice combo, had been hitting it reasonable well, occasionally very well, but over the last 2-3 weeks it's just getting worse and I'm in my head with it. Now I'm making adjustments to the weight position and my swing and it's now all over the shop. Biggest issue lately is launching way to high.


    My pro said one of the reasons we tend to be more consistent with the 3-wood is that the shaft is a little shorter and easier to handle. I just put a Matrix Black Tie in my Srixon and cut it down about an inch from standard - took a while but I'm finding it much easier to hit the sweet spot and am starting to see positive results.

    I actually did cut down my driver shaft a while back after choking down on it for a few rounds and feeling more control. I was loving the feel and didn't seem to lose any distance at all and felt like when I was missing fairways, I wasn't missing by too much.


    I'm thinking maybe I need to get fitted for a driver with no or limited adjustability so my mind didn't over think the whole thing? I don't over think the 3 wood.


    Might drop the driver for a while until I can get back to a Trackman and have someone help me readjust my driver back to where it should be and I'll hide the adjustment wrench.

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  13. What should you do when you start hitting your 3 wood better/more consistently than your driver?


    I get more distance from my driver when I hit it very well. But when I'm not hitting the driver well, like the past couple no of weeks in particular, I get comparable distance (maybe even better) from my 3 wood off the tee with better accuracy.


    Any thoughts and opinions?

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  14. So, went out for another quick 9 today and noticed an issue with this shoe.


    Now, maybe it is a difference in socks that made this noticable today, but there's a seem inside across the back of heel. And it just seemed to rub right on the point of my heel after about the 2nd hold today...


    That's why I'm willing to give benefit of the doubt towards thinner socks today, but it was quite uncomfortable to walk, especially up hills.


    I tried to take some photos that show this seem, and I will wear some nice thick socks next time and report back.



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  15. After reading the My Golf Spy best spiked shoes of 2017 test results I, like many others, were surprised to see a Sketchers model as the #1 rated golf shoe. Obviously, I'd looked at Nike, Adidas and Footjoy. And I look lovingly at G/Fore shoes, but I'd never considered Sketchers. In fact, I'd never even SEEN a pair of Sketchers golf shoes before and now my most trusted golf site has rated them #1, I needed to investigate.

    I went straight to Google and tried to find out where I could get them in Australia. I quickly found that Sketchers do not stock them in their stores here, or in their online store. I have no idea if this will change in the future, but a few years ago I purchased some dress shoes from a Sketchers store in Vegas that I have never seen in the Sketches store in Sydney. So they obviously run each market completely separately​.

    Anyway, I found one Australian online golf retailer who stocked them. But at AUD$250!?! Ouch. I'll see how much I can get them for shipped over from the States... And, Amazon to the rescue! Got them shipped for under AUD$140. Yes thanks.

    So, they arrived yesterday afternoon, so I went straight out to the course to walk a quick 9.

    Initial thoughts...

    Firm, snug fit. Makes your foot feel very secure. Well padded around the ankle and there's nothing that feels unusual. Just a nice comfortable sneaker fit. You can tighten the laces up nice and tight without any pinching or pressure points because the tongue is thick and very nicely padded, which assists in providing that snug fit.

    As far as looks go, while I do like to be fashionable in the sneaker department (I have about 60 pairs of casual & basketball sneakers), I'm not as concerned about it on the course. I'm simply looking for something that matches my outfits color wise. So I went with the black/silver color, as I like to wear a lot of black on the course.

    On the course...

    They're a very stable shoe. The sole basically feels flat, much like a regular sneaker. I didn't notice any high or low areas due to the spikes, no unusual balance points. When walking, they felt "normal", for want of a better explanation.

    The midsole is comfortable. It's not soft, squishy comfort like Nike Lunar or Adidas Boost, but it provides more than adequate comfort, balanced well with a feeling of solid support through the swing motion.

    Speaking of swing motion, I took a few big swings and did not feel any unwanted movement from my feet. Absolutely rock solid grip. Can't fault it at all. The softspikes that come standard are more than up to the task, and as we know, soft spikes have a large offering of spikes that you can install if you're looking for something specific to suit your course conditions.

    After walking 9 holes the shoes still felt good.
    I didn't have to tighten the laces, or readjust during the round and I can't think of any issues had I been able to continue the back 9. I played below handicap and can't wait to get back out there again.

    So, Sketchers golf shoes? OTG Approved.

    Thanks My Golf​ Spy for shedding light on somewhat of a hidden gem.




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  16. I had my irons pured when I got fitted, along with my driver shaft...


    I couldn't say if I can tell any difference.


    Am I hitting my driver better because I got fitted to the right shaft? No doubt.

    Am I hitting it better because it's pured? Maybe... But after it was done, I made an adjustment on the hosel and lofted it up a notch (SLDR) and am hitting it even bettrr...


    So didn't lofting it up change the alignment that the shaft was pured to?

  17. I think some of the people on here need to go to a fitting shop and actually measure swing speed and carry distance. Seems everyone on here has 100+ mph swing speed and 270 carry. A 270 yard carry is PGA level. I don't think everyone on here is that long. Could be mistaken.



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    It's also very valuable information to use in order to improve and then measure your improvements.


    (And it can back up your claims lol)


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