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  1. 3 hours ago, bens197 said:

    I had two pair of Ecco work shoes that were 7 years old and had fallen apart; the soles legitimately disintegrated.


    Each pair was replaced without question.


    I’m sorry for your luck but I’d have your spouse or a friend call and inquire. Hopefully you catch a different CS rep.



    And before anyone says “you cheap SOB, they were seven years old.”


    I wore them for two years at a desk job and then they sat in my closet. They looked brand new and were just broken in.

    Problem is, I can only go via the pro shop, and them returning the shoes to Ecco. Cant catch other CS rep.

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  2. 1 hour ago, Berg Ryman said:

    Alright, I'm not absolving Ecco here in anyway, but after one bad experience with their shoes, why did you go back for a second go? That just seems silly to me, especially for someone like yourself who has so many pairs to choose from and I'm sure has had better experience with other companies.

    I understand the want to gripe about customer service. I've worked those jobs, I've answered these questions and made these calls. But this isn't smart consumerism on your end either.

    Comfort mostly. They’re a breeze to walk in. 

  3. So, last year we’ve had a really wet winter so I’ve purchased Ecco Biom spiked shoes.
    At ~230GBP they were quite expensive but I’ve head and read amazing things about Ecco I decided to give them a go.
    As they were GoreTex they were meant to be waterproof, to my surprise, they weren’t.
    I went back to my pro shop, they’ve sent them back, they were faulty apparently so I got a new pair. Great.
    5/6 months down the line the spikes fall out. I replace them, they fall out again. And again.
    As I have moved out of the area where my pro shop was - I contacted them and they suggested I contact Ecco directly. Did that, the Customer Service replied that they can’t help and have to deal with point of sale. They have a 2 year warranty so I wasn’t super bothered as I’d be back in my club before it expires.
    For the meantime I bought another pair of Ecco Biom G3, as they didnt look as chunky as the older version, and overall I was happy with the comfort of the shoe (On top of the 10+ pairs of golf shoes I own already). In May of this year - spikes started to fall out. Replaced, they fall out again. I contacted the store I got them from, sent back, got a new pair.
    Fast forward to last month, I visit my pro shop and leave them the broken Eccos. They sent them back and Ecco replies that they won’t change them under warranty as ’the spikes have fallen out and been work thus causing the problem with the threads and can’t be replaced under warranty’.
    Really? Was I meant to take them off as soon as I noticed they’ve fallen out? Do I need to carry spare golf shoes?
    Not to mention I clean my shoes after every round, and replace the spikes every 10-15 rounds.
    Anyway, as it’s an expensive pair I went back to their customer services email - havent had a reply yet in over a week. And commented on their instagram politely about shoes breaking, and unfortunately they deleted the comment and not replied to any messages. 
    So yeah, if you buy Ecco shoes - they’re pretty good, but don’t expect them to last.
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  4. On 6/24/2019 at 4:47 AM, FrogginBullfish said:

    Quite a few irons over the years have had that sort of bulk of mass directly behind the hitting area design. New Level has one out right now as well and actually posted on Twitter when these PXGs started leaking basically saying they stole his design, which Miura came out with before him with the MC-501s, which Mizuno also used in the T-Zoids, and Bridgestone's CBs and Blades have that same design feature though in more of a hexagonal shape instead of the trapezoid shape all the others have.


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    Yeah didnt see all of those. Thx!

  5. 1 minute ago, PMookie said:

    Requested by a certain Pro???

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    4 of their pros have them at the moment. Whenever or not they’ve requested them - I do not know but I’d assume so.

    Bobs attention to ‘perfect golf club’ is insane. Last year when I was there one of the guys didn’t get great numbers At the driver fitting (think it was actually Tony C from here) and Bob called him and pretty sure re-fitted him before his flight the next morning. So I wouldnt be surprised if someone wanted an iron made like their wedges.

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  6. So, Bob Parsons just announced a ‘true blade’ 0311 ST (super tour) fully milled club.

    Don’t know the price point yet but I’d expect it to be $650+ per head.
    As far as I’m aware there is no cor2 technology in it, just the signature weighting.


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  7. On 6/19/2019 at 5:13 PM, pollock21 said:

    Any updates on the 0211's after playing them some? Seriously about to buy a set and looking for some real world opinions which have been hard to find.

    Sorry for late reply! They’re OK. I’ve been spoiled by forged irons. Pxg, gen2, cncpt ... So the 0211 are not the same.

    Having said that - they are softer / nicer than AP2s ^-^ Gapping was an issue, and the graphite shafts in stock are an issue for me.

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  8. So being on my second set of PXGs in bag full time (5 sets of them total but thats a longer story) I don’t think there are any durability issues like my review said.

    Im going to start playing the 0211 for a few rounds starting Monday and will let you know my thoughts.
    Initial thoughts - I really don’t like progressive sets. I play 3i up in the 0311T and I’ve tried putting P, X and XF on the longer end which didn’t work for me due to my swing, attack angle and all that bullshit.

    I do like how they look, however I am a bigger fan of the unique ‘weight system’ look of PXG.

    They do feel harder off the face than the 0311T/P. 

    For me they needed adjusting lofts to make sense of the grouping in the longer irons. 

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  9. 6 minutes ago, PMookie said:

    Not bad, but not sure I’d like to see different sized heads along a set. I’d have to see the progression to really know. Interesting they’re going “mainstream”, or closer to it, pricing-wise.

    A big knock on their irons has been durability, so curious if these would be an improvement there.


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    Hmmm never heard about the durability issue and I've played 500 rounds with my gen1s and just over 300 with gen2s and they're pretty good condition still.

    I even made a post about it 🙂



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  10. So, PXG released 0211 irons.

    A progressive size head set (4i XF -> then P size head) with the same foam inside but the whole club is cast. 

    At half the price of the current lineup ($200/head).

    What do you guys think?



  11. 52 minutes ago, mr.hicksta said:

    Yeah even knowing what I know now, I wouldn't have paid a penny over the $295 I spent. And like I mentioned initially, there is a lot I like about the bag, but it is not without it's shortcomings. For me, I think the quality gives it a boost above the competitors, but I can honestly say if the Ping Hoofer 14-way was a bit more spacious and had full length dividers that would be the bag I gamed. Since that's not the case though, I'm going to use my Vessel bag until it gives out on me!

    Is there 14 full lenght ones in that or also only the horizontal ones?

  12. 3 hours ago, FrogginBullfish said:

    Forgetting the fact that I dislike Shiels a lot after meeting him in person

    What happened?

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    Copy / paste from another topic about him:

    "I've had the unpleasantness of meeting Shiels. He was an absolute *******.
    Got paid ~$5k for a corporate golf day (clinic, 3 holes with each of the groups we've had and produce a video from the event). Clinic was ok. Then during the round he didn't want to play - just wanted to hit drivers as he was 'going through swing changes' in his short game and it was 'off brand' for him to play badly. Never released the video to his audience as it wasn't good enough. Him and his agent ghosted the company after that. What a disgrace."


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  13. On 3/20/2019 at 8:42 PM, FrogginBullfish said:

    Rick's announced the date on social media today. May 6th at Formby Hall in support of Prostate Cancer UK.

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    Forgetting the fact that I dislike Shiels a lot after meeting him in person - I can barely watch Masters or Ryder Cup without wanting to go out and play so it's a "no" from me 🙂
    Tho if you're into reality TV there may be drama as the "golf influencers" scene in the UK is like watching Jersey Shore or some OC Housewives with the amount of bitching and backstabbing 🙂

    On 1/16/2019 at 6:32 PM, juspoole said:

    Count me as somewhat interested.  I enjoy some of the videos that come out on the youtube golf channels that I subscribe to.  I really enjoy the TXG stuff, but they can be a bit long winded on their videos.  

    As perseveringgolfer pointed out, it'll be very interesting to see how the flow of the "broadcast" is.

    My other question, would be how on earth will they decide who's channel to put the content on?  I don't know exactly how the money aspect of youtube works, but I have to think someone who has a video with 18M views is going to get a decent check.

    About $200 if they get over 15M from ads. Youtube changed how their monetization works as back few years ago it would have brought ~15-17k. 

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  14. On 3/30/2019 at 12:31 PM, Seawolf said:

    Took advantage of BDAY promotion - Received my beautiful white Player 2.0 yesterday. First the good. The bag is gorgeous and the materials first class. Straps are awesome. I think the white will stay clean and crisp with nothing more than a wipe-down. A solid well built bag.

    Few observations:

    • Full length dividers - it has full length dividers, but they are not connected to the sides, or in the same configuration of the 6 way top. Its 3 dividers, top to bottom, but not attached on sides...so you will still have some club tangle.
    • Size - the top is tight. I carry the full compliment of 14 clubs. They would be tight in this bag.
    • Laser pocket - the magnetic pocket on the back is well done. But, it's got a support pole running down the back/ middle of it, taking up valuable space.
    • Water bottle pocket is just weird. Zipper pocket?
    • Ball pocket - pretty small. And I was so excited about getting a custom embroidery job, until I saw the size of that back pocket. Its just small. Logo and name would be pretty small.

    Conclusions: Beautiful bag, but not as functional as I'd like. And for the price tag, I cannot imagine why the dividers are not better crafted. Really sucks to bite the bullet, wait with excitement, and then be ultimately disappointed. Kinda like my golf game from the first tee...

    So yeah, the fact that there are 3 not 6 dividers pissed me off a little, and they're 3/4 length not full. Also carrying stuff that has some 'edges' in the pockets shows really quickly and deforms the material. Think it could pierce it quite easily.

    I carry 14 clubs in it too, and I'm not suuuper happy about how they fit, but it's ok.

    Zipper pocket on top of the water bottle pocket is for ice 🙂

    But yeah, I've waited for over a month to get the bag as I ordered it with embroidery. Then 3 weeks in (after being told that it will ship on Wednesday, Monday, this week, next week) it was still not dispatched and I ordered it to be delivered when I was visiting the US so that I could have brought it back with me. It wasn't ready so I asked them to ship it ASAP without the customisation.
    That shipping took over a week to get to Florida and by that time I was already in the UK so with extra shipping on top it cost me over $550. 
    Needless to say I'm a little salty about it as I wouldn't have ordered it if I expected such long shipping and mediocre customer service.

    For $300 it's an OK bag. For $550 I wouldn't have bought it.

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  15. 14 hours ago, mr.hicksta said:

    That's the exact bag I have and it definitely doesn't have full length dividers. The dividers go about 3/4 of the way down the bag, and I still deal with a bit of club tangle from time to time. Again, not a huge deal for me as overall the pros outweigh the cons IMO!

    I've been told by them that they have full length dividers. Them being 3/4 I'd be a little pissy but not massively. Let's see when the 6 way comes (been waiting for it nearly a month now...) 

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  16. 20 hours ago, orangebang said:

    I have a Seamus Fescue Project sunday bag and I love it.  I have a Jones original as well, but the Seamus is a much better bag. 

    I carry 12 clubs, (no 3 wood and no gap wedge) so sunday bags are perfect for me.  

    I even use it on a cart when I play courses that don't allow walking, and I don't get club tangle because the bag is standing straight up. 

    I've had ping moonlight, the titleist version, the mizuno version, and a sun mountain version.  None of those are as comfortable as a bag with no spine and stand mechanism. And the reason why the Jones bag loses to the Seamus?  The hard plastic base and plastic round top.  Believe it or not, the soft opening with the 3 way leather divider top on the Seamus is perfect.  The plastic on the jones makes a loud "thunk" like I'm hitting an empty 5 ballon water bottle like a drum.  Makes it sound cheap.  

    Bear in mind, this is for the complete minimalist.  It literally has 1 pocket that will hold up to 10 golf balls (I keep 4-6 and my sunglasses in there), a mesh pocket I keep a small drawstring pounch in that holds my markers/tees/divot repair) and a top pocket I keep my wallet and keys in.  

    It has a bungie chord I wrap my light weight jacket in, and a single strap.  And it fits perfectly on my shoulder and lays on the  small of my back, firmly, and without club head rattling.  


    I'm tempted to buy another one, but they're not cheap, and the designs are very limited.  i use a pair of trestle sticks as a stand mechanism, but I end up putting the bag down on the ground most of the time except for on a tee box.  


    Yeah I like those bags... Pretty sure it's what a Mackenzie bag feels like too. 

  17. On 3/1/2019 at 1:07 PM, GSwag said:

    So I was having this conversation last night with someone who shall remain anonymous for security purposes, and while he was discussing the potential for a new driver, after he bought one not so long ago that he's only hit like 5 times, and reshafting some irons, and possibly a new wedge, and showing me the new putter he bought, I pulled out the "I'll play my 16 year old set of clubs and still beat you," card.

    It is worth consideration.  Taking (legitimate) handicap into consideration, and playing a straight up 18 holes, I think I could best anyone with my set from 2003, versus someone who has the shiniest, fanciest, latest (this week) set of clubs.

    And honestly, I just shake my head when some of you talk about going through 4 or 5 sets of irons in a year.  I mean, that's not game improvement to me, that bank account bankruptcy right there.  But I guess it could be worse.  You could be spending all that money on opiods, liquor or hookers, so as far as addictions go, I guess it's much better than the alternative.

    If you're ever in the UK let me know and I'll take that bet any time 😉

  18. I have a Vessel Lite (actually a gfore killer carry but its just branded Vessel) and the quality is top notch.

    The 4 way not-full lenght divider is a bit of a bummer so I ordered the player 2.0 that I’ll have as my ‘full set bag’ and the killer carry as a sunday bag. I was quite surprised that Vessel didnt make it into mygolfspy list to be fair.

    Pockets are bigger than they seem. I also have a titleist StayDry 5 players and due to poor pocket placement I can’t fit there full waterproof set with leg thermals and gloves. On the vessel lite bag ( https://vesselbags.com/collections/golf-stand-bags/products/lite-stand?variant=9326212743228 ) the right full lenght pocket is huge. I assume the player 2.0 will be too.

    Only thing I struggled with was 14 or 6 dividers, but went for 6 in the end. And after customisation it only takes a week longer to deliver.


    EDIT: One problem i found is feet on the legs are falling off if not glued 😄 Very annoying!

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