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  1. Alright, so after playing for 25ish years, I finally got fit for clubs. I’m 32 years old. I don’t have the shaft information on me at the moment, but I hope you find it interesting nonetheless. Driver: Wilson C300 Stiff Flex 9 degrees, but I’ve got it adjusted to 10 Fairway Wood: Cobra F8 Regular Flex 5-6 wood. It’s set to 18.5 degrees Irons: Wilson Staff D7 Regular Flex 5-GW Wedges: Cleveland CBX 52, 56, 60 Putter: Tommy Armour Impact No.3 Ball: Cut Grey So I consider myself a middle handicapper. I can easily shoot low to mid 80’s. However, I recently was diagnosed with degenerative disc disease in my back. So in order to extend my playing time I’ve taken quite a bit off my swing. Because I’m still adjusting to a new swing, I wanted clubs much more forgiving but I wouldn’t lose too much distance. The brand new D7 irons have offered me the best combination of long distance and good accuracy. I know their lofts are jacked but since I slowed my swing, I technically haven’t lost any distance off the iron number. I have the same philosophy with the wedges. My fitter handed me the CBX wedges and I was blown away by how consistently I was hitting them the same distances. As little as I’m getting to play, once a month, I’m not looking to shape too many shots, I just want to go straight. I’m always kinda an underdog guy so you’ll pretty much never find anything Taylormade/Callaway/Ping/Titleist in my bag. I can’t stand the elitist attitude in golf that knocks statistically proven great clubs because they’re not made by a big 4 OEM. My favorite club in the bag is the Tommy Armour putter. I hit hundreds of puts that day and it even blew away the Evnroll for me. I’m not a tall guy either, barely 5’7”, so everything is shaved down 1/4 of an inch to 1/2 an inch. You’ll notice I only have 13 clubs. I’m very satisfied with my 5 wood and 5 iron as my long clubs so I’m considering adding a PM Grind 64 degree wedge for lobs once the new model comes out in February (I know it’s made by Callaway lol). Let me know what y’all think!
  2. 2018 GROM GOLF STAND BAG First Things First I know the folks here at GolfSpy recently published an excellent article about the Best Stand Bags of 2018 and i think it's very informative and well done. That being said, I purchased my Ogio Grom long before the article was posted and simply don't have the funds to try out all those bags. All i can do is provide my honest opinion of the bag i have and hope it helps some of you when looking for a new bag. Well Done The 2018 Ogio Grom does a good job improving on some flaws that i have seen in the Ogio lineup over the past several years. The overall build quality and sturdiness is above average based on others I've used. Here are some examples of things i really like about this bag: The 14-way diamond top is piped lower into the bag which makes removing and replacing clubs much easier than some other bags I've used. As you will see in the image below, I use the putter pit for my driver in most of my configurations. The stand legs are thick and sturdy on this bag and i don't worry at all about them collapsing. I have had issues in the past with stand legs breaking. The easy access features on the front of the bag are very convenient. The Three ball holder is especially nice on the days when i use my push cart which doesn't have a ball holder of its own. There is also a nifty three tee holder and glove patch. The heavy duty reinforced handle on the front of the bag is surprisingly comfortable and well designed. The comfort of this handle really helps cut down of carry fatigue if you overuse the bag handle as i do. The cart strap pass-through is a nice touch that ensures the strap of a golf cart won't impede the use of the bags right side pockets. This feature also helped keep my bag from falling off a cart when the strap came loose. Stylistically i think the Grom has an excellent look to it. I'm not going to waste your time and talk about colors and style in detail, because that is personal preference and you should make up your own mind. What i will say is that the bag looks in real life, just like it does in the online images. Needs Improvement Like almost any product, the Ogio Grom is not perfect and could use some incremental changes to improve. At some point we might start to see more influence from their new parent company Callaway. Although I like this bag, here are some things that need improvement: The 14-way diamond top is great for the fact that each club has its own slot, however the slots are a bit narrow and can be tight for people with oversize or tacky grips. The diamond top is also a bit snug in design so that the clubs are very close together. I would strongly recommend using iron head protectors due to the proximity of the irons when in the bag, especially when traveling or in a car. Does not fit well in most golf carts. I know that this is a stand bag, and they're not typically designed for golf carts, but if you're like me and don't have multiple bags to choose from, you will likely use the same bag for walking or riding. The result of this is that the Grom simply rides a bit sideways when in a cart. This has not resulted in an inability to access any pockets in my experience. It's heavy compared to the competition. Again, this might not be a big deal if you are an amateur body-builder, but at about 7lb after walking 9-18 holes it adds up. The extra weight might be a result of solid build quality, but I haven't tested every bag and thus can't speak to that. I will say that in my opinion the build quality is very good. The mechanism that engages the stands is a bit bulky. This is ultimately the reason that the bag rides awkwardly in golf carts and some push carts. I will say that the bag fits fine on my Bag Boy Tri Swivel II push cart. Summary I doubt any bag is perfect, but I certainly don't regret purchasing the Ogio Grom. So far, I've used it for about 7 months and have not had any major issues. So much of buying this kind of item boils down to personal preference and taking the time to do your research. The Grom uses an oversized shoulder strap rather than the ever popular (backpack style) dual-strap, and while this is not my preference, I'm not going to sit here and nitpick such things. If you would like my take on the more nuanced details of the Ogio Grom please feel free to message me. UPDATE Ogio responded to a tweet i sent asking why they went with the Diamond top: "Hey Thomas, the Diamond Performance top is a modified version of our Woode Top system that allows you to separate your woods from your irons. We are always looking for innovative ways to enhance the users game through organizational improvements." Thanks so much for reading. -Tom
  3. Looks like Callaway is expanding their reach into soft good and has purchased Ogio for 75.5 Million.. MDGolfHacker
  4. OGIO Steps Into the World of Shoes With Four Collections Built To Change Your Golf Game New golf shoes designed by OGIO cater to the ever-evolving golfer looking for fashion, performance and comfort The new OGIO shoe collections will be on display for the first time at the PGA Merchandise Show in Orlando, FL January 22-24 at Booth 3462 Salt Lake City, UT (January 16, 2013) – OGIO, a global leader in golf bag, apparel and accessories design, expands its top-of-the-line golf apparel family with the introduction of its highly-anticipated footwear. Available in four different models, the Race, City Spiked, City Turf and Sport shoes each have unique design elements dependent on each golfers needs. Inspired by OGIO's heritage in adrenaline sports and men's lifestyle fashion, the new shoe collections deliver three crucial features, style, comfort and performance. The design of each shoe is made to stabilize your swing platform and improve your balance to enhance your game. Built with high quality materials for comfort and durability, OGIO's golf shoes offer the most comfortable “out of the box” golf experience, while withstanding the toughest conditions in all types of climates. The Race shoe draws its inspiration from OGIO's heritage in adrenaline sports, embodying the ideal blend of a fast look, custom fit comfort and performance. Similar to the technology used to build a race car, it's built on a perfectly balanced frame where weight, support and traction are maximized to improve your stability. The Race is crafted from the most exotic supple leather and features OGIO's ‘Synkfit' insole, an internal stabilizing system that minimizes the movement of your foot inside the shoe, therefore maximizing the transfer of energy into the golf ball. Comfort is also enhanced with OGIO's Clymate Control, a one way ventilation system that allows heat to escape from the shoe and prevents one's foot from overheating. The City Turf shoe is built with the on-the-go golfer in mind. Inspired by an urban lifestyle, the City Turf fuses a dress shoe, casual shoe and golf shoe. With OGIO's proprietary Permaspyke, the City Turf delivers perfect traction straight from the office to the sidewalk to the golf course. Edgy lines and stitches create a fashionable appearance sure to turn heads on and off the course. City Turf is crafted with full grain, waterproof leathers and features OGIO's Synkfit insole system. The City Spiked shoe offers the same stylish upper look as the City Turf, but with spikes intelligently integrated into OGIO's Ground Control traction outsole. This additional support guarantees golfers maximum traction and stability during the most demanding conditions. Designed with a square toe box, this shoe brings today's popular off-course style to a dressy golf shoe while serving the joint benefit of natural foot position, maximizing balance during a golf swing. The City Spiked also features the Synkfit insole for stability and a built in lateral torsion stabilizer. The Sport shoe is a creation built to embody the attributes found in OGIO's Endurance Division. An aggressive look, available in three color choices, this model is made for users looking for a combination of lightweight materials, breathable custom comfort and a fast look. Crafted from half leather, half breathable mesh, it offers a natural airflow in and out of the shoe with each step while maintaining the stability a golfer needs during the swing. The Sport features a uniquely design that incorporates OGIO's XWRAP upper design, coupled with its built in Lateral Torsion Control system and Synkfit Insole to ensure ultimate stability in such a light and breathable shoe. “We are constantly on a mission to offer our loyal customers the most fashion forward, intelligently designed gear for their golf inspired lifestyles.” said Tom Gocke, Global VP of OGIO Golf. “By offering intelligently designed footwear, we're excited to offer OGIO gear that will enhance, yet, another part the game. PGA Tour multiple winner and veteran Aaron Baddeley has studied and embraced our footwear and has chosen to use it to support his swing on tour for 2014.”
  5. Perfect bag for a walker!
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