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  1. I think you are right, the pronounced piece on the back seems to be more durable. It does slip a little on my foot but doesn't produce a blister. We'll see I guess
  2. I thought I had a problem but reading a few others, I feel much better. 2 - Sketchers, not my favorite looks wise but they are very comfortable and very durable. 3 - Under Armour, favorite looking shoes, not as comfortable as the others and not nearly as durable. The backs rip faster than any other shoe. Hoping the have figured this out with the new backs on the HOVRs. 1 - Adidas, my first spikeless shoes I ever really liked. 1 - Puma, hardly ever wear these as they give me blisters and aren't very comfortable. 2 - Jordan ADG, I know, I know, not exactly the traditional golf shoe but was talked into buying one from a buddy that claimed they were the most comfortable golf shoe on the market. I completely agree and now have the black and white ones
  3. I think you hit this one 300 right down the middle
  4. I find them a touch less boardy and am seeing slightly higher ball flight.
  5. If that's what you see that's what you see. I did say that the greens are so fast on the Tour now that you don't see bump and runs nearly as often as you used to and also said that for you to use exclusively one club you have to put in a lot of time to perfect it. Most amateurs don't have that kind of time, just don't put in that time or are not capable of perfecting it. The best players I play with use a variety of clubs around the greens depending the on the situation. I'd say that a normal SW is still the choice for a majority of chips around greens but for players to never use an 8 iron bump and run EVER is a mistake. I play with a couple 15+ handys that use exclusively a SW and they struggle mightily. Different areas of the country could also be different as well, or even the course that you play most of the time. If you have shaved down areas all around your greens you can use putter alot more than I can with my heavy tall thick grass. Grass around Florida greens is much different than grass around Minnesota greens. On smaller greens it will be harder to use the bump and run but if you play on big greens those shots come about more often. If you play in Europe you will see shots around the greens from hybrid to LW and just about every shot in between.
  6. After playing Project X 6.0 iron shafts for 15 years I switched to Nippon Modus3 Tour 120 - S shafts for the past two years and really like the change. The Modus3 130 - x shafts would be closer to the 6.5.
  7. Almost all of the higher handicap players I play with use too high lofted clubs on almost every shot around the greens. I will not offer advise to anyone unless asked but if I'm asked I usually tell them that. I had one of my 12 handy guys ask about improving his short game, he was a SW or LW only player around the greens, I told him that and he's improved quite a bit. I don't get it, I'm thinking that these guys picked up the game later in life and were never taught a true short game maybe? If you watch professionals, most will use an 8 or 9 iron if they can and hit a bump and run chip. The greens they play on are so fast that you don't see this quite as much as you did in the past but most still do it when they can. Also, there are exceptions like Phil that use the same wedge around the greens on every shot, most amateurs should not do this. My philosophy is to assess the lie, then use the lowest lofted club that you can get away with on each shot that, after picking a landing spot, will stop by the time it gets to the hole. I think there is always the exception, maybe the guy that routinely practices every shot with his normal SW and uses shaft lean to de-loft the club. You really have to put in work to get this kind of short game. On wedge shots less than the length of your highest lofted wedge, I use both my SW(54*) or LW(58*). I try to never hit a wedge at 100%, 90% is the ceiling, which I believe is good advice for everyone. Find out your 100% of your highest lofted club, take 90% of that and that should be your full LW, IMO. I then use a approximate percentage for these type wedge shots. If I'm hitting a shot from 50 yards, I know my max LW(90%) is 90 yards and my SW(90%) is 110 yards. I'd hit a little over 50% LW or hit a little under 50% SW low spinner. It depends on the amount of green you have to work with and how quick the ball needs to stop.
  8. You got it. I don't get over to New Ulm very often but I've played over there a handful of times. We have a recip with them
  9. I wish I had a picture of the push carts my club has. They are old school, three decent sized actual bicycle tires facing forward, a nice spot to store divot mix, a really nice area to keep your drink, scorecard, rangefinder, also a nice sized basket below to throw your pullover, vest, etc in. They move effortlessly and are very stable, we've had rookies put them by a green and have them get blown into a ravine with a small breeze or a small decline Everyone that plays our course has the same look on their face when they see the ol relics, but by the end of the first hole they are always believers. A couple years ago, a club in the Minneapolis area closed it's doors and had all of their pushcarts for sale. They were the same old carts as ours, except ours are green and these were grey. Our pro drove up there that day and bought them all. Our grounds crew has reinforced them many times and modified them for divot mix. Every time they try to replace them everyone bitches and won't use the "new" carts. There's nothing on the market better strictly as a push cart. The problem with them is they do not fold so they aren't going to work for situations where you need them to be portable.
  10. I have yet to try the 21, it's hard enough where I live to get the 12 The Tullamore cider cask has a touch more sweetness than the cheaper one, I like it better. I'll try to keep my eyes peeled for the Amrut, that's intriguing.
  11. Bought a bottle this weekend. It is different than every other Irish I've tasted. Fairly smoky and the finish hangs in there a looooooong time. It was wearing on me by the end of my second pour. Not sure it's an everyday drinker but it's a nice changeup.
  12. With ya there. In the off season I decided to thin down my "decoy" bag from the closet and sell some stuff. Well, at this point after selling a couple wedges, two putters and a 3w I still have more clubs in it than at the end of last season. Yikes.
  13. I have not but I'm sure I'll will have to take a trip to the booze shop shortly the way this is going. I'll see if I can find it.
  14. Are there any Irish Whisky guys in here? I like bourbon, like ryes, don't care for most scotches, but have recently fallen in love with Irish Whisky. Some of my favorite everyday drinkers are Jameson Black Barrel, Tullamore Cider Cask and Writer's Tears. Redbreast 12 is great and my favorite is Green Spot.
  15. Evnroll was started by the guy that used to make Rife putters I believe? That face has been around for quite a while. I used to have a blade Rife putter in my bag, maybe 15 years ago, but I can't remember what the model was. Wish Evnroll had more of a counterbalance selection. You can customize a putter but are limited to 36" length and 370g head size in most models. Grips are not really counterbalanced either. Great looking putters though!
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