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  1. Am alone with the on-course cleaning? I keep a brush with my towel and give my clubs a real good scrub after every single shot. As a result, I only have to clean my clubs when I want to freshen up the grips (1-2x per year). For that I use dish soap, hot hot water, and a washcloth.

     

     

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  2. I use a cliqgear too and never ever ever ever push it across the green. You really should avoid contacting the green as much as possible. ie: bag, cart, clubs, towels, your feet when it's not your turn, etc.

     

    Just because your marks aren't in your playing partners line, that doesn't mean they won't affect golfers coming through later in the day. If they're doing it for the sake of saving time, they should try keeping the ball in the fairway.

     

     

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  3. Usually these types of reviews only consider companies who submit their product. You'll find with bag reviews that, often times, not all bags are taken into consideration as a factor of submissions and the best products aren't even on the list.

     

    I'd imagine you have a similar situation with this glove study too.

     

     

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  4. How about refurbished v straight from the box. Lost golf ball and websites similar offer the best economics of premiums however a head to head would really make a statement

     

     

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    +1 would love to see this type of study. Most of my balls are refurbished for cost and I have always felt there's no difference whatsoever.

     

     

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  5. If your wedges do exactly what you want then to do, don't change them. If you want a new look for them, check out Tigernick.com, for $55/wedge, He's got a lot of refinishes, painting and weight/ COG mods he can do. His black chrome finish is pretty damn slick.

    Just a note, if he does re-groove them for you, they will be square and nonconforming if that matters to you.

     

     

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    That's a good point. I started this thread because I can't help but wonder if there's better options with more action but my short game has been solid as of late (knock on wood) so why change?

     

     

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  6. Through my old career Ive been fitted by Cameron studio, Taylormade Kingdom and the Nike Oven. I had equipment contracts over the years with a few manufacturers. They all fitted me relatively similar but that meant absolutely nothing with day to day performance. They all fitted me into Newport/Anser style putters 34" from 350-360g heads and a few degrees flatter than the arbitrary "standard".

     

    The problem is, Ive had plenty or 2-Balls,Spiders,Bettinardi bb40's, face balanced belly putters, golo's, rifes and odyssey fangs or tank fangs that have all been absolutely fine. My garage looks like a schizophrenics attempt at a putter collection.

     

    I'm using an old buttonback right now but I'd have no problem with my favorite off the rack original 2Ball white hot with the fluted shaft. And NO ONE fit me into that thing.

     

     

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    If you don't mind my asking, why do you keep switching? I've seen both ends of the spectrum on this matter (lots and lots of putters vs the same putter since childhood)

     

     

     

     

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  7. I consider myself pretty laid back. I dont really care for the mashed potatoes crap but whatever, its just some drunk ahole showing off for his friends.

     

    Its definitely getting out of hand though. I heard some jackass yell something about a player's mom last week. Like really??

    Im all for a good "mom joke" but I sure as hell better be friends with the person I tell it to or who tells it to me..

    If I were one of the players in that group, I'd have made sure that dumb@ss got tossed.

     

    People just need to ask themselves 1 question before yelling something. "Does this make me an @sshole for yelling this?"

    ..... Except when the answer is yes and they don't care

     

     

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  8. It was a combo of both for me, wanting new clubs and mine were looking weathered. They still performed okay, I just wanted something new. But honestly as long as their doing what you need them to do, keep 'em...

     

    ...unless you like new & shiny. Then open that wallet and drop some bills.

    When you got your new set, was there a noticeable difference in the ball action on the green?

     

     

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  9. Besides the insatiable desire to get new equipment, how can you tell when your wedges are truly ready for a refresh? I bought mine used on eBay and have had them for 5 years since. I keep the grips clean and hit them up with a groove sharpener 2-3 times per season. I look to make some changes in the type/loft/shaft in my next set of wedges but would like to gauge how much life these have left.

     

     

     

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  10. Did you get the Silencer?

    Mine is the Pisa. At more than $200 the Silencer was too rich for my blood. I found the Pisa in an eBay closeout sale for $115 and it works great in my push cart. It was the oddest feeling my first time walking down the fairway with no noise at all. Made me chat it up more to break the silence lol.

     

     

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  11. I don't see a problem with all those headcovers. Taking care of your equipment is paramount. Personally, I made the choice to invest in a good Ogio bag to cut down on bag chatter because all the on/off of headcovers would drive me nuts. My golf bag is the only thing in my trunk so I don't need to worry about random debris dinging them up.

     

     

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  12. I mostly buy played clubs on eBay so I'm constantly 2-3 years behind the current trend. That being said, I couldn't imagine going back to a 5-10 year old driver. The impact sound of those older clubs just make me cringe. I read an article recently about how the club manufacturers invest millions in the acoustics and it really makes a difference in my mind. No one wants to hit a club that sounds cheaply made regardless of performance.

     

    Here's the link for those interested: http://www.popsci.com/amp/golf-club-sound-engineering

     

     

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  13. I like classy, but I also like the loose dress code policy too. Sports are becoming so strict nowadays, not just with dress, but with rules and things of that nature. You have to give the player some sort of leeway show their personality. To me, that makes the game more fun.

     

    Even in the NFL now, players are penalized for dancing/taunting after a touchdown.. excessive celebration, c'mon.

     

    I'm not saying let the players show up in jean shorts and a pink flamingo cutoff, but there has to be some wiggle room to allow for some flair.

    The NFL just relaxed that rule for this season. Baseball in all their tradition is embracing wild young players like Bryce Harper. Everyone is getting on board the fun train, golf just needs to go too.

     

    Best golf movie of all time? Happy Gilmore

    Everyone's favorite rookie golfer? Beef

     

    As long as they stay away from flamingo outfits, I don't see a problem with injecting fun into the sport and making it more enjoyable for spectators. Overly strict rules are what got golf into trouble in the first place.

     

     

     

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  14. I could be wrong but don't most of the people yelling nonsensical jibberish just want to get on TV? That's their claim to fame when they can show their friends a recorded golf tournament and say "right after Sergio tees off listen for me"

     

     

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  15. How much do you need to travel to justify purchasing a golf bag travel cover?

     

    We were having this discussion in the office the other day. Even if you're traveling for business trips, those covers are awfully expensive, then you need to pay to check the clubs and lug them through the airport. Short of being a tour/mini tour player, I just can't see the need for one of these.

     

     

     

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  16. I try to do my best getting as much for free as possible when it comes to golf information. Often times you can cross reference a quick length/lie fitting on a launch monitor with the general concepts online to get a solid fit. It may take trial and error but if you invest the research time, you can save yourself the sales pitch a fitter will hit you with.

     

     

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  17. Welcome to MGS. Glad you found us.

     

    Where in MD are you. There is a small group of is in near Baltimore and Annapolis that play regularly. You're welcome to join us any time.

     

    If you stay active in all the threads and join in the conversations , you might be surprised how quickly testing opportunities might come.

    Southern Maryland actually. I don't go to the Annapolis/Baltimore area often but there does seem to be some nice courses in that area. Will definitely keep you guys in mind.

     

     

     

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  18. Hello! I don't typically join forums but I just had to join MGS due to the amazing community. The wealth of knowledge amongst the member base is expansive and I've based many of my equipment purchases off the reviews given by testers on this site for better or for worse.

     

    I played baseball my whole life through college. Once I got out, I still had that competitive itch so I picked up golf. More or less, I taught myself through videos, articles, and self evaluation. I spent a lot of time at the range and developed my own swing from what I could learn online. Many people are astounded when I tell them I've never had a lesson.

     

    Fast forward a couple years and I've got a wife and kids and less time for golf. I joined a golf league and that was the best possible thing for my game. I get out once a week (and still sprinkle in weekend rounds) and the competitive format has forced my game to improve. I'm better now that I've ever been and my love for golf is at its all-time peak. I keep my clubs as up-to-date as possible through tons of buying/selling on eBay and walk every round since it's my only exercise, HA!

     

    It'll be a complete honor if I ever get to test equipment. I've been a part of the process for baseball equipment and enjoyed every minute. I write for a living and believe I could translate these talents into quality information golfers can utilize in their equipment purchasing decisions. I'm happy to be here and look forward to contributing to the community!

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  19. 1. Enrique, Southern Maryland

    2. 8

    3. Taylormade Tour Preferred MC

    4. Tour +.5, up 2*

     

    I'm looking for more workability in my iron set. I just got a Mizuno MP-H5 as a driving 3 iron on a whim and couldn't be happier with the feel (although the head is a little large). I'm very much looking forward to testing out these JPX 900s. I've had my TMs for 7 years now and have been contemplating a new set so this will be the perfect opportunity.

     

    In the past, I've used golf spy as a reference for my own club selections so I'll be thrilled to give my own opinions to help other golfers make an educated decision as well. I'll give my honest review every bit of attention you deserve.

     

     

    Edit: I've already got my write-up theme in mind. I want to write it from the perspective of someone who already makes solid contact with players irons looking to move up into blades. Through my experience, I want to provide a clear picture of what others can expect so they can make an informed purchasing decision.

     

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