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About wacky_wombat

  • Birthday November 9

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    Cleveland, Ohio
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    Aside from golf, I enjoy spending time with my fiance, hanging out with our two rescue dogs, traveling, hiking, triathlon, and data (science)
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  2. I purchased this bag last year and can not speak highly enough of it. To me, it's like an improved version of Jones' Utility Stand Bag, and has similar (if not better) quality. The bag is light for its size, it's not too bulky, and having minimal logos appeals to me - I don't like equipment or gear covered in color, logos, etc.; after all, I'm not getting paid to advertise for someone. What makes this feel like an improvement above the Jones bag I mentioned is its strap system. The Utility Stand Bag's straps, when both are worn at the same time (rather than slinging just one over the shoulder) feels asymmetrical as one of the two straps is larger than the other. The strap system in the Linksoul bag is FAR more comfortable (and symmetrical), and as someone who walks most of their rounds, this means a lot to me.
  3. I'm all for Adidas. Their "high-end" shoes have very little break-in period required, and they hold up exceptionally well over time. I usually walk about 30-40 rounds a year (at least) in varying conditions, and I have never even had anything remotely close to a blister from Adidas. Pumas look great and have really stepped up their footwear game, but having had a few pairs in the [recent] past, I find them just as comfortable, but not as durable. If your goal is comfort, you can't go wrong with either. If your goal is comfort and durability, it's Adidas FTW.
  4. Had a chance to hit both this week, and I definitely liked the Apex Pro more. I had a more difficult time controlling distances and the trajectories for knockdown shots with the Apex. However, I felt the Apex were very easy to hit. I do not like "butter soft" irons, and the Apex Pro gave me the feels I wanted as they were not incredibly buttery. I felt in control of my shots, my mishits did not give me poor dispersion results, and the shape just fit my eyes. My only real knock is I wish they came in a satin or raw finish... Enough of the chrome already!
  5. The short answer is: "Yes, shoes can definitely impact your score - especially if you play frequently, walk the majority of your rounds, and play in various conditions (i.e., hot, cold, dry, wet, and so on)." The long answer: I noticed most folks on here rotate shoes, and that's great practice relative to other sports. Adopting training principles from running, the smart money is on rotating shoes to fit your condition. For example, wearing more heavy, cushioned shoes for long runs (rather than light, less cushioned shoes) is the way to go; save the lighter, less cushioned footwear for speed work so weight and sinking into the ground (from the added cushion) doesn't slow you down. As an example, if you are a walker translating this mentality to golf, it's best to rotate shoes that fit the playing conditions (i.e., wearing spiked shoes in wet conditions, wearing spikeless shoes in dry conditions). If you shift your weight a lot and wear spikeless shoes in dew-y to wet conditions, you will likely slip. And, if you wear spiked shoes on rock hard ground, you will likely slip as well (or find it tougher to rotate into your front foot without feeling like your ankle is rolling).
  6. First name: Brian State: Ohio Current Model of Putter: Scotty Cameron Newport 2 or Odyssey Rossie White Hot 2.0 Is putting a Strength of Weakness: Strength (especially when compared to my strokes gained off the tee; putting is my lifesaver)
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