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Heading to Florida Monday for an ECCO golf shoe launch event -- it's the new SS17 series. Do you guys have any questions for ECCO? 

 

Ernie Els will be the spokesman - cannot wait to see The Big Easy swing a golf club in person. Next to Freddy Couples he has to most enviable swing I've ever seen.  We should be able to get some time with him -- any questions you like me to ask Ernie?

 

The event will be at PGA National in West Palm Beach on Tuesday - weather permitting we might be able to get a few holes in.  

 

There will be some Periscope broadcasting going on, so give me a follow on Twitter if you want to catch the play by play!

 

 

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Hybrids:  PXG Gen4 18-degree
Utility Irons: :wilson_staff_small: Staff Model Utilities 18, 21, 24*
Irons:; PXG 0211; :Hogan: Pro Combo; :benhogan-small:FTX Combo;:benhogan-small:'99 Apex Plus; :benhogan-small:'99 Apex blades; :macgregor-small: 2010 VIP irons; :macgregor-small: VIP 1025 V-Foil MB/CB; 

Wedges:  :cleveland-small: RTZ ZipCore: :benhogan-small:Riviera 52-56-60
Putter: :scotty-small: Newport Special Select;  :edel-golf-1:  Willamette,  :bettinardi-small: BB8; :wilson-small: Buckingham; MATI Monto

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You should ask if he want to come back here for a round of golf with your buddy evershady.

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Driver: :wilson_staff_small: FG Tour F5 8* Fujikura Speeder 757 Evolution Tour Spec X-flex, :ping-small: Anser 8*, Black Grafalloy Bi-Matrix X-Flex; :cobra-small: King LTD Pro Orange Grafalloy Bi-Matrix X-Flex

 

 

FW Wood: :wilson_staff_small: FG Tour F5 15* Fujikura Speeder 757 Evolution Tour Spec X-Flex :ping-small: Anse14*, Fujikura Speeder 757 US Open Edition , X-Stiff

 

 

Irons: :wilson_staff_small: FG Tour V4 2 utility Iron, 3-PW, +0.25, 2* Upright, True Temper Dynamic Gold X-100

 

 

Wedges: :wilson_staff_small: FG Tour PMP Gun Blue 52* bent to 51*, 56* True Temper Dynamic Gold X-100 Shafts

 

 

:edel-golf-1: E2 35", :wilson_staff_small: 8802 35.5", :ping-small: Scottsdale, Wolverine C 35" :ping-small: Anser Milled, Anser 2 34"

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Any plans for a BOA lace system on their shoes?

 

 

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5w: :cleveland-small: Launcher HB w/ HZRDUS Yellow

Hybrid: :cleveland-small: 22 deg. Launcher HB w/ HZRDUS Black

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Ask him what is his biggest challenge playing at his level in his 40's.  I missed that; I didn't start playing until my mid-40's.

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We don’t stop playing the game because we get old; we get old because we stop playing the game.”

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The new ECCO shoes have already been released in Europe, and the InterWeb being what it is, there's very little suspense.

 

Here's a look via ECCO's Twitter page...

 

 

Not a bad looking shoe - anxious to see them in person.

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What's in the bag:
 
Driver:  :titelist-small:TSi3  
FW Wood: PXG Gen4 2-wood
Hybrids:  PXG Gen4 18-degree
Utility Irons: :wilson_staff_small: Staff Model Utilities 18, 21, 24*
Irons:; PXG 0211; :Hogan: Pro Combo; :benhogan-small:FTX Combo;:benhogan-small:'99 Apex Plus; :benhogan-small:'99 Apex blades; :macgregor-small: 2010 VIP irons; :macgregor-small: VIP 1025 V-Foil MB/CB; 

Wedges:  :cleveland-small: RTZ ZipCore: :benhogan-small:Riviera 52-56-60
Putter: :scotty-small: Newport Special Select;  :edel-golf-1:  Willamette,  :bettinardi-small: BB8; :wilson-small: Buckingham; MATI Monto

Ball: :bridgestone-small: Tour B X; :srixon-small: Z-STAR XV; :wilson-small: Triad

Stat Tracker/GPS Watch: :ShotScope:


 
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The new ECCO shoes have already been released in Europe, and the InterWeb being what it is, there's very little suspense.

 

Here's a look via ECCO's Twitter page...

 

 

So in love with these shoes that are #CoolFromEveryAngle ..... @ECCO_GOLF have done very well here #EccoCool pic.twitter.com/LkoefMBtGg

— Coach Lockey (@CoachLockey) December 2, 2016

Not a bad looking shoe - anxious to see them in person.

I like the tan and rust color; looks classy

We don’t stop playing the game because we get old; we get old because we stop playing the game.”

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Very cool (pun intended)

 

I would be interested to hear what the percentage of spikeless shoes vs spiked shoes produced for them is now. And do they see a trend of spikeless growing by even more each year.

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:titelist-small: TSi1 20 and 23 degree hybrids Aldila Ascent Shafts R

:titelist-small: T300 5-P Tensei  R flex shaft 1/4 long 

:titelist-small: SM8 48F/54/58 D Grinds 

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What's is his favorite drill when is swing is off? That could be a real question for you.

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What's in the bag:

 

Driver: :wilson_staff_small: FG Tour F5 8* Fujikura Speeder 757 Evolution Tour Spec X-flex, :ping-small: Anser 8*, Black Grafalloy Bi-Matrix X-Flex; :cobra-small: King LTD Pro Orange Grafalloy Bi-Matrix X-Flex

 

 

FW Wood: :wilson_staff_small: FG Tour F5 15* Fujikura Speeder 757 Evolution Tour Spec X-Flex :ping-small: Anse14*, Fujikura Speeder 757 US Open Edition , X-Stiff

 

 

Irons: :wilson_staff_small: FG Tour V4 2 utility Iron, 3-PW, +0.25, 2* Upright, True Temper Dynamic Gold X-100

 

 

Wedges: :wilson_staff_small: FG Tour PMP Gun Blue 52* bent to 51*, 56* True Temper Dynamic Gold X-100 Shafts

 

 

:edel-golf-1: E2 35", :wilson_staff_small: 8802 35.5", :ping-small: Scottsdale, Wolverine C 35" :ping-small: Anser Milled, Anser 2 34"

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Very cool (pun intended)

 

I would be interested to hear what the percentage of spikeless shoes vs spiked shoes produced for them is now. And do they see a trend of spikeless growing by even more each year.

At an adidas event last year they said the trend was back toward spiked shoes - although this was the event for the Tour Boost 360, so you have to take it with a few grains of salt.

 

Be interesting to get ECCO's take on it

 

 

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What's in the bag:
 
Driver:  :titelist-small:TSi3  
FW Wood: PXG Gen4 2-wood
Hybrids:  PXG Gen4 18-degree
Utility Irons: :wilson_staff_small: Staff Model Utilities 18, 21, 24*
Irons:; PXG 0211; :Hogan: Pro Combo; :benhogan-small:FTX Combo;:benhogan-small:'99 Apex Plus; :benhogan-small:'99 Apex blades; :macgregor-small: 2010 VIP irons; :macgregor-small: VIP 1025 V-Foil MB/CB; 

Wedges:  :cleveland-small: RTZ ZipCore: :benhogan-small:Riviera 52-56-60
Putter: :scotty-small: Newport Special Select;  :edel-golf-1:  Willamette,  :bettinardi-small: BB8; :wilson-small: Buckingham; MATI Monto

Ball: :bridgestone-small: Tour B X; :srixon-small: Z-STAR XV; :wilson-small: Triad

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At an adidas event last year they said the trend was back toward spiked shoes - although this was the event for the Tour Boost 360, so you have to take it with a few grains of salt.

 

Be interesting to get ECCO's take on it

 

 

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spiked is the way to go for me something about it makes me feel more comfortable, but I'm central Texas Dr Pepper addicted nut too so don't take me too seriously.

 

 

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Driver: Nike Vapor Flex with Mitsubishi Rayon Fubuki ZT60x5ct S-flex shaft and stock grip.

3-Metal: Nike VRS 15 degree with Mitsubishi Rayon tour issue Diamana S73x5ct X-flex shaft and GolfPride MCC midsize Black/White grip.

Irons: Ben Hogan PTx 22, 26, 30, 34, 38, 42, 46 degrees standard length and lie with KBS Tour-V stiff shafts and GolfPride MCC midsize Black/White grips.

Wedges: Ben Hogan TK15 54, 58 degrees with KBS Tour-V X-flex shafts and GolfPride MCC midsize Black/White grips.

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Given that we both parent a child with a disability I would have tons of questions for Ernie all of which are too personal to post here. Who cares about Ecco thank him for what he's done for Autism awareness.

 

Have a great time. I hope you get to play the course and watch out for the Bear trap. Been there, done there, left a couple of souvenirs for them in the pond on 15. :)

 

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At an adidas event last year they said the trend was back toward spiked shoes - although this was the event for the Tour Boost 360, so you have to take it with a few grains of salt.

 

Be interesting to get ECCO's take on it

 

 

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I have bought four pair this year. Nike, ecco, Puma and Footjoy. They are all spikeless.

 

I like being able to go from the office to the course without changing shoes.

 

But if I saw a new pair of end all be all spiked come out, I'd probably get them.

 

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:titelist-small: TSi2 18 FW with GD AD IZ 6 Shaft

:titelist-small: TSi1 20 and 23 degree hybrids Aldila Ascent Shafts R

:titelist-small: T300 5-P Tensei  R flex shaft 1/4 long 

:titelist-small: SM8 48F/54/58 D Grinds 

:ping-small: Tyne 4 

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Very cool (pun intended)

 

I would be interested to hear what the percentage of spikeless shoes vs spiked shoes produced for them is now. And do they see a trend of spikeless growing by even more each year.

 

I'm pretty much spikeless for the rest of my playing days.  The shoes with the spikes tend to press into the bottom of my feet (every where a spike is located) causing discomfort, burning, and tingling post round.  The spikeless shoes are easy peasy on my feet with no post round pain in the tender areas where the spiked shoes press.

 

My question is:  It's always hard for me to find golf shoes in wide sizes which is frustrating to say the least. I wear a 13W and it's like finding a needle in a haystack. When I find a shoe in my size, it's uglier than a buck toothed goat at milking time. Why are so few popular looking shoes not made in the "Wide" sizes?

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My question is:  It's always hard for me to find golf shoes in wide sizes which is frustrating to say the least. I wear a 13W and it's like finding a needle in a haystack. When I find a shoe in my size, it's uglier than a buck toothed goat at milking time. Why are so few popular looking shoes not made in the "Wide" sizes?

 

Had that same concern - and asked the guys at adidas about it last year. Their response was to do a digital foot mapping - found that I was wearing the wrong size show and wide had nothing to do with it.

 

Been wearing size 11's since high school, which was a loooong time ago. The mapping revealed my left foot was size 12 and my right foot was size 11.5. They said as you get older your feet get a little flatter and, therefore, a little longer - and wider shoes that may be a tad small tend to feel better, so many folks think they need a wider shoe.  For years I told myself adidas were too narrow for me because I could never find any that fit. Bumped up to size 12 and they fit like a champ.

 

That's just my own experience, and your mileage may differ, but it sure opened up a whole new shoe world for me!

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What's in the bag:
 
Driver:  :titelist-small:TSi3  
FW Wood: PXG Gen4 2-wood
Hybrids:  PXG Gen4 18-degree
Utility Irons: :wilson_staff_small: Staff Model Utilities 18, 21, 24*
Irons:; PXG 0211; :Hogan: Pro Combo; :benhogan-small:FTX Combo;:benhogan-small:'99 Apex Plus; :benhogan-small:'99 Apex blades; :macgregor-small: 2010 VIP irons; :macgregor-small: VIP 1025 V-Foil MB/CB; 

Wedges:  :cleveland-small: RTZ ZipCore: :benhogan-small:Riviera 52-56-60
Putter: :scotty-small: Newport Special Select;  :edel-golf-1:  Willamette,  :bettinardi-small: BB8; :wilson-small: Buckingham; MATI Monto

Ball: :bridgestone-small: Tour B X; :srixon-small: Z-STAR XV; :wilson-small: Triad

Stat Tracker/GPS Watch: :ShotScope:


 
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Had that same concern - and asked the guys at adidas about it last year. Their response was to do a digital foot mapping - found that I was wearing the wrong size show and wide had nothing to do with it.

 

Been wearing size 11's since high school, which was a loooong time ago. The mapping revealed my left foot was size 12 and my right foot was size 11.5. They said as you get older your feet get a little flatter and, therefore, a little longer - and wider shoes that may be a tad small tend to feel better, so many folks think they need a wider shoe.  For years I told myself adidas were too narrow for me because I could never find any that fit. Bumped up to size 12 and they fit like a champ.

 

That's just my own experience, and your mileage may differ, but it sure opened up a whole new shoe world for me!

 

Good info to know for sure and that does expand the options when shopping the PGA Super Stores, Dick's, etc.  I rarely buy golf shoes online. I prefer to try them on pre buy. Foot comfort is soooooo important and finding that quality fit may take more time however in the long run it's well worth the effort.

 

You're saying getting old is not for sissies huh? :D   Men's feet get flatter or bigger and women's butts get bigger and fatter.  Good thing my wife is not looking over my shoulder... :unsure: 

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 Men's feet get flatter or bigger and women's butts get bigger and fatter.  Good thing my wife is not looking over my shoulder... :unsure:

 

Dude - you know she's going to know you wrote that. They have a way. I don't know how, but wives are like Santa -- they see you when you're sleeping, they know when you're awake...

 

Sort of like a cross between Santa and Sauron from Lord of The Rings...

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What's in the bag:
 
Driver:  :titelist-small:TSi3  
FW Wood: PXG Gen4 2-wood
Hybrids:  PXG Gen4 18-degree
Utility Irons: :wilson_staff_small: Staff Model Utilities 18, 21, 24*
Irons:; PXG 0211; :Hogan: Pro Combo; :benhogan-small:FTX Combo;:benhogan-small:'99 Apex Plus; :benhogan-small:'99 Apex blades; :macgregor-small: 2010 VIP irons; :macgregor-small: VIP 1025 V-Foil MB/CB; 

Wedges:  :cleveland-small: RTZ ZipCore: :benhogan-small:Riviera 52-56-60
Putter: :scotty-small: Newport Special Select;  :edel-golf-1:  Willamette,  :bettinardi-small: BB8; :wilson-small: Buckingham; MATI Monto

Ball: :bridgestone-small: Tour B X; :srixon-small: Z-STAR XV; :wilson-small: Triad

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Dude - you know she's going to know you wrote that. They have a way. I don't know how, but wives are like Santa -- they see you when you're sleeping, they know when you're awake...

 

Sort of like a cross between Santa and Sauron from Lord of The Rings...

Lmao! Truth spoken [emoji23]

 

 

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Cleveland Launcher XL Halo 7- wood
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Dude - you know she's going to know you wrote that. They have a way. I don't know how, but wives are like Santa -- they see you when you're sleeping, they know when you're awake...

 

Sort of like a cross between Santa and Sauron from Lord of The Rings...

Yep.... and if she happens to be a hair dresser, there is NOTHING they don't know or won't find out. It's like Cosmetologists are part of the CIA.

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Had that same concern - and asked the guys at adidas about it last year. Their response was to do a digital foot mapping - found that I was wearing the wrong size show and wide had nothing to do with it.

 

Been wearing size 11's since high school, which was a loooong time ago. The mapping revealed my left foot was size 12 and my right foot was size 11.5. They said as you get older your feet get a little flatter and, therefore, a little longer - and wider shoes that may be a tad small tend to feel better, so many folks think they need a wider shoe. For years I told myself adidas were too narrow for me because I could never find any that fit. Bumped up to size 12 and they fit like a champ.

 

That's just my own experience, and your mileage may differ, but it sure opened up a whole new shoe world for me!

This is such a good post and good info.

 

Like you my left foot has always been about a half size larger than my right. So I used to only try only the left one on when shopping. Ha

 

But 10 years or so ago I was a size 12 or Euro 46. Now I'm a 14 or 48 in most Euro.

 

 

 

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:titelist-small: TSi1 20 and 23 degree hybrids Aldila Ascent Shafts R

:titelist-small: T300 5-P Tensei  R flex shaft 1/4 long 

:titelist-small: SM8 48F/54/58 D Grinds 

:ping-small: Tyne 4 

:titelist-small: ProV1X Play number 12

 

 

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