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  1. Please take a listen. We called the winner in our predictions podcast here we break it down. Thoughts on PGA Championship Winner Collin Morikawa, can the tour do without Tiger being in contention in majors, the young guns of golf, Was TPC Harding Park a worthy venue? On Golf Talk with Brown Bear
  2. Please take a listen. We called the winner in our predictions podcast here we break it down. 

    Thoughts on PGA Championship Winner Collin Morikawa, can the tour do without Tiger being in contention in majors, the young guns of golf, Was TPC Harding Park a worthy venue? On Golf Talk with Brown Bear 

     

     

     

  3. Are you saying you think the sole is big on the ZipCore? I think it’s wider than my Callaway MD4. I’m going to measure tomorrow.
  4. Thanks for watching and for the positive feedback. I have other reviews on my channel as well. I agree with you and probably will not buy another name brand glove again! Take care.
  5. I took my 58* Cleveland ZipCore out to the range for a very short lunch break 30 minute practice session. I did only greenside chips. Unfortuantely, I haven't been able to convert the .mov files to the appropriate formats to post here. So here are some screenshots. My initial assessment has me comparing feel and sound to my gamers of two years which are Callaway MD4 58*.Right off the bat I loved the muted sound of a hit. The Callaway have a very hard, loud, almost obnoxious click. The ZipCore sounded smooth, soft, flush. As for feeling, the Callaway sounded loud and felt loud. It was a feeling of hard against hard. Now, while that is off putting the feel and the sound got better as the wedges were used more, "broken in" and the raised protruding "grooves" wore away. The more harsh feel did, in fact, provide feedback that I've grown used to. In sharp contrast a brand new ZipCore at impact feels muted, less harsh. This clearly provides the softer sound at impact. However, mishits seemed to feel as soft and muted as a properly hit ball. So in this preliminary practice session I was thinking to myself how sweet this wedge felt. Then I started to consider that I was not, seemingly, getting the feedback that I've grown accustomed to. I did not know at the moment of impact if it's was a good hit or not. I don't want my wedge to feel numb. Having that been said, as with any club I need time to adapt to how it looks, how it weighs, how it cuts through turf, how it imparts spin on the ball. So, I'll put it play on the course next. Over the next 6 weeks I plan to have a confident and thorough examination of the wedge's playability pros and cons.
  6. Good day, I got my ZipCore Wedge today!!! It’s a 58* Mid Grind with 10* Bounce. I’m very excited to test this out. I use my current 58* for sand shots, for chips from anywhere outside the fringe all the way up to full shots at 75 yards and mid shots inside 75. Depending on how initial testing goes with the 58* I’m tempted to pre-order a 54* Mid Grind and a 50* Full Grind to fill out the bag. I’m open to what the blog suggested by getting my Mizuno JPX-850 Forged Gap Wedge at 50* to be swapped out. But, alas, I’m getting ahead of myself. As usual. I plan on practicing with it today before putting in full play this weekend. I will be practicing with a variety of balls such as the Srixon Z-Star, Taylormade Tp5, and even the Callaway ERC Soft to determine feel and to check spin characteristics. For the past two years I’ve been gaming Srixon Z-Star or Z-Star XV. I’ve tried Callaway Chrome Soft and Tp5x. Despite playing Cleveland Wedges for 18 of the last 20 years and even their old TA3 irons way back when, I’ve been gaming Callaway Mac Daddy 4 Chrome finished wedges for the last two years. They are both “S” grind and I have 54* and 58*. One drawback is the chrome finish which has too much glare. I don’t love the Callaway for several reasons. The raised grooves on the Mac Daddy caused the sound and feel to be very “clicky.” I prefer a muted and softer sound and feel. However, as I’ve used them those inverted grooves or protrusions have worn down and it isn’t so loud a click anymore and the feel has softened. So, I’m super excited to get a Cleveland back in my hands. I plan on using practice sessions, full 18 hole rounds, some 9 hole Par 3 rounds, and even some launch monitor testing to get concrete numbers. Now, are their marketing claims true? Will I get the spin I need or will it be too much?. Will I get the consistency they claim? Will the feel and look inspire confidence? Let’s find out! A big thanks to MyGolfSpy for putting this together and for having me aboard.
  7. Anyone else see Rickie plying a practice round with the F9? I thought I saw it in one of the earlier tournaments also, maybe in Detroit? any news on this? He is the face of Cobra and SpeedZone which I find surprising I don’t see more Bryson speedzone commercials.
  8. Hey all, please take a listen to our fun PGA Championship predictions where I also give a shoutout to the ZipCore testing for MGS!
  9. Hey all, 

    It’s Major week!  Please take a listen to our fun predictions of the PGA Championship!

     

  10. Visual tour of Troon North front and back nines on the Monument course. Miguel from Brown Bear golf shows you the legendary North Scottsdale course. Taking you into the elevations from the back nine to the back nine Miguel tries his best on a course he's never played before. He explains why the course is called "Monument" and marvels at the boulders and rock outcroppings. You'll see views of the valley and he shares his final thoughts on the course conditions, playability for beginners, and his overall ratings using the 4 paw scale. He even does a Happy Gilmore impersonation after one of his playing partners has a nice drive. "Harness in the good energy, Block out the bad!"
  11. Visual tour of Troon North front and back nines on the Monument course. Miguel from Brown Bear golf shows you the legendary North Scottsdale course.  Taking you into the elevations from the back nine to the back nine Miguel tries his best on a course he's never played before.  He explains why the course is called "Monument" and marvels at the boulders and rock outcroppings.  You'll see views of the valley and he shares his final thoughts on the course conditions, playability for beginners, and his overall ratings using the 4 paw scale.  He even does a Happy Gilmore impersonation after one of his playing partners has a nice drive.  "Harness in the good energy, Block out the bad!"

     

  12. BrownBearGolf

    JPX 921's

    A proper fitting should help
  13. BrownBearGolf

    JPX 921's

    5-7 HM 8-GW Forged?
  14. BrownBearGolf

    JPX 921's

    It’s merely speculation for the sake of speculation and community Banter. Is it not?
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