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Msnarr84

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    29 and under
  • Swing Speed
    111+ mph
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    3
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    Multiple times per week
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    Competitive
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    Short Game
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    Approach
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  1. Thanks, and yea it was a natural fit with all of my hokies gear!
  2. Here's some pictures; 1. Strap differences 2. buckles and carabiner hook, 3. Medium Side Pocket 4. Cooler Puch 5. Small side pocket / water bottle pocket 6. Small side pocket; have about 16 balls in there at the time of the picture 7. Large side pocket; valuables pockets are on the side and top of this one 8. Putter Well 9. Top
  3. Had this posted in another forum but thought I'd get it out in the open for other interested parties. I just picked up the "new" trouper R bag that came out somewhat recently; compared to prior versions it says online there's some minor functional updates to address issues users had before; the reason it really caught my eye this time around was all of the new colorways. I went with the Sienna. I've used it for a few rounds now, but have pretty much encountered everything you would with a bag except for riding in a cart. For reference I'm coming from a Taylormade Flextech crossover which I'll make some comparisons to. Dividers: 5 way divider; one on bottom for wedges, two in middle for irons, one above that for woods, and one putter well. I came from 14-way dividers which I really didn't like anyways, 5-way is pretty much perfect for dividing up everything. The putter well is nice and wide so that you aren't having to mash your headcover in each time. The handle is pretty much standard issue, but feels solidly made like it will last. Pockets: - Large side pocket: comfortably holds rain cover, rain jacket, and extra pullover. Also includes the secret zipper to the bottom of the bag for when you drop stuff into the top. - valuables pockets: has two soft lined pockets on the same side; I really like these because I can stash my rangefinder in one and my wallet/keys/etc in the other. - side pocket 1: I use this pocket for golf balls, it actually encompasses a pretty large area around/outside the cooler pocket as well, so no shortage of room - side pocket 2: I use this pocket as my main water bottle holder; it has a small mesh stretchy piece at the bottom meant to keep things from sliding out. It's not an open spot in the bag which I liked about my old one, but very easy to zip open/close for easy access to water while walking. -Medium side pocket: this is the classic catch all for extra gloves, sunscreen, practice item, etc. Should fit all you need in a stand bag. - Cooler pocket: insulation lined pocket, I use this pretty much every time I play for various snacks/drinks that I want with me. So I'll usually have a water bottle in pocket #2 permanently, and then throw granola bars, gatorade and what not in this one. Nice to keep those items from melting on a hot day. You could easily put other things in here if you really didn't want to use it as a cooler pocket. The only thing I felt I was missing on these in comparison to my old bag was an obvious spot for tees; I always just had them dumped into a smaller pocket. I easily resolved this by putting them in a little grab bag inside the medium side pocket. there's also the option of having another small bag clipped on externally where there are plenty of spaces to do so. Carry Straps: These are a bit unique to Jones; the left strap is the same as every other carry strap in design, while the right one is a little bit different shape so that it can be used as either a one strap carry or backpack style, I use it as backpack style. I hated the straps in my taylormade bag as they were always getting twisted up and weren't particularly padded. These straps are significantly padded and while they may lose a slight edge on comfort with the dual function strap being a bit thicker; they're still more comfortable than my last bag or my Ping 4series from eons ago. They were easy to adjust and once I was actually playing, I never thought about them, which is about all you can ask for. Other features: Has a built in carabiner, perfect for a range finder; I actually just use the old school buckles to hang my towel and brush. Legs are solid, snap in/out easily. Contains umbrella slide in. Other handles are well placed. Overall: very happy with the bag thus far; it's pretty comparable in price to other newly released offerings; I also liked that they gave me a 10% off coupon for subscribing. The new "R" bags are also made with recycled material which made it an easier sell. As far as looks, this bag checks all of the boxes for me in that is has a variety of awesome colors and little to no branding. I really like the idea of getting my bag from a golf bag company, in that I find it to be a little better thought out and hopefully of higher quality. Plenty of things with the TM bag that left me wondering what they were thinking when they designed it.
  4. Absolutely, I felt like there were hardly any reviews out there for Jones when I was trying to decide...figure I could color it in for the next guy/gal.
  5. I just picked up the "new" trouper R bag that came out somewhat recently; compared to prior versions it says online there's some minor functional updates to address issues users had before; the reason it really caught my eye this time around was all of the new colorways. I went with the Sienna. I've used it for a few rounds now, but have pretty much encountered everything you would with a bag except for riding in a cart. For reference I'm coming from a Taylormade Flextech crossover which I'll make some comparisons to. Dividers: 5 way divider; one on bottom for wedges, two in middle for irons, one above that for woods, and one putter well. I came from 14-way dividers which I really didn't like anyways, 5-way is pretty much perfect for dividing up everything. The putter well is nice and wide so that you aren't having to mash your headcover in each time. The handle is pretty much standard issue, but feels solidly made like it will last. Pockets: - Large side pocket: comfortably holds rain cover, rain jacket, and extra pullover. Also includes the secret zipper to the bottom of the bag for when you drop stuff into the top. - valuables pockets: has two soft lined pockets on the same side; I really like these because I can stash my rangefinder in one and my wallet/keys/etc in the other. - side pocket 1: I use this pocket for golf balls, it actually encompasses a pretty large area around/outside the cooler pocket as well, so no shortage of room - side pocket 2: I use this pocket as my main water bottle holder; it has a small mesh stretchy piece at the bottom meant to keep things from sliding out. It's not an open spot in the bag which I liked about my old one, but very easy to zip open/close for easy access to water while walking. -Medium side pocket: this is the classic catch all for extra gloves, sunscreen, practice item, etc. Should fit all you need in a stand bag. - Cooler pocket: insulation lined pocket, I use this pretty much every time I play for various snacks/drinks that I want with me. So I'll usually have a water bottle in pocket #2 permanently, and then throw granola bars, gatorade and what not in this one. Nice to keep those items from melting on a hot day. You could easily put other things in here if you really didn't want to use it as a cooler pocket. The only thing I felt I was missing on these in comparison to my old bag was an obvious spot for tees; I always just had them dumped into a smaller pocket. I easily resolved this by putting them in a little grab bag inside the medium side pocket. there's also the option of having another small bag clipped on externally where there are plenty of spaces to do so. Carry Straps: These are a bit unique to Jones; the left strap is the same as every other carry strap in design, while the right one is a little bit different shape so that it can be used as either a one strap carry or backpack style, I use it as backpack style. I hated the straps in my taylormade bag as they were always getting twisted up and weren't particularly padded. These straps are significantly padded and while they may lose a slight edge on comfort with the dual function strap being a bit thicker; they're still more comfortable than my last bag or my Ping 4series from eons ago. They were easy to adjust and once I was actually playing, I never thought about them, which is about all you can ask for. Other features: Has a built in carabiner, perfect for a range finder; I actually just use the old school buckles to hang my towel and brush. Legs are solid, snap in/out easily. Contains umbrella slide in. Other handles are well placed. Overall: very happy with the bag thus far; it's pretty comparable in price to other newly released offerings; I also liked that they gave me a 10% off coupon for subscribing. The new "R" bags are also made with recycled material which made it an easier sell. As far as looks, this bag checks all of the boxes for me in that is has a variety of awesome colors and little to no branding. I really like the idea of getting my bag from a golf bag company, in that I find it to be a little better thought out and hopefully of higher quality. Plenty of things with the TM bag that left me wondering what they were thinking when they designed it.
  6. I've only had a few of chances to try it out off the deck in round, but for me it's been extremely easy to elevate while not spinning like crazy. It almost feels like I can take the same swing as off the tee and it performs exactly the same. Also worth noting that I've kept the weights in the head standard (9g in back and 9g in heel position) ; they provide an additional 6g and 12g weight so there should be room to adjust to make it easier to get up off the deck.
  7. It's the Fujkiura Pro 2.0 Tour Spec.
  8. Not sure if this necessarily tracks in shiny metal forum, but as far as recent sub70 purchases, I just picked up the new 949x fairway wood and it is perhaps one of the best 3 woods I've ever hit right out of the bag...no warm up to test and hit 5/5 fairways with it. Honestly feels like it wants to go only straight. I was always in the category of why hit 3 wood when it's not that much straighter than my driver anyways; but this one feels like it actually fits the mold of fairway finder. Haven't had extensive use off the deck yet to grade it in that aspect. It's also far better looking than the website and feels spectacular; hearkens back to some of the callaway xhot fairways in terms of sound and feel: very much that muted "wood" like feel and "thwack" sound, alternative to tinnier metal on the other side of the spectrum. Also doesn't hurt when, after an upcharge shaft, it's still 50$ cheaper than the big guys.
  9. hahaha yea they really are black...for reference, the wedges are Titleist's "Jet Black", albeit used.
  10. Just had these bad boys come in this morning...scared to hit them because they look so good.
  11. Hi everyone, 1. I've been playing golf for almost 10 years, my handicap these days has been stuck on 3. 2. Golf is by far the most challenging, rewarding, and infuriating thing I have ever done. The constant and never ending pursuit of relative perfection draws me to it. I also enjoy trying out new equipment and seeing how it fits into my game. Plus ripping drives is pretty fun. 3. I've always relied upon MyGolfSpy reviews when researching, and have picked up forums and other articles here and there. I'm always looking for more golf content and this seems like a very solid spot to do so. 4. Living in Charlotte, NC; don't have one home course but most often played would be Tradition Golf Club. 5. There are a lot of nice courses within 45 minutes of the city, and being in the Piedmont, you can play courses that are very hilly or pretty flat. Pinehurst is also within 3 hours. Downside of Charlotte golf would probably be the price at some courses can be absurd for the quality; with that being said, you can play for very reasonable prices if you do it right. 6. I work in Finance; still waiting for that moment when my golf game helps my career lol. 7. Didn't really put that much thought into it beyond being my email.
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