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#1 GolfSpy Dave

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Posted 24 March 2017 - 03:47 PM

Stop Dropping Your Stick!

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How many times have you balanced your cigar on something when you go to take your shot, only to find it on the ground when you return? Or better yet, that it has burned some part of your cart, bag, putter grip, and etc. after it decided to go rogue while you were away.

 

I suppose it’s just another on course hazard if you are smoking a cigar, but it’s damn irritating. Plus, whenever the cigar hits the grass, I always think that I’ve now added some awesome fertilizer and deer pee to my smoking experience.

 

Anyway, I want to share with you something that I came across on Amazon after a failed DIY holder project. Who knew that a powerful neodymium magnet wouldn’t stick at all to my aluminum-framed Clicgear. That’s right, everyone but me...

 

So while poking around, I came across the Cigar Minder cigar clip. Price seemed right, and it didn’t need magnets to hold so I took a chance. Why not? I’ve spent less on bottles of fancy beer that ended up getting poured out.

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Serious Research Follows

Last weekend, I took the Cigar Minder to the course, fired up a stick, and did some research. Yep, golfing and smoking research. May have been a touch of drinking research there too. I am truly a review triple threat.

 

The Cigar Minder worked perfectly.

 

Seriously, the double-hinged design makes it easy to hold the cigar and also easy to hold onto the cart. I hooked it on both my pushcart and my friends riding cart. It clips just about anywhere, and stays on. I didn’t test it with full dickmode cart driving, so I don’t know if it will survive your 4x4 antics, but really, isn’t it time to grow up and be responsible?

 

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The cart holding clip can open and hold the widest of bars, and the cigar holding clip can take reasonable to majestic ring sizes. Both holds are secure. Both clips are easy to open if you need to reposition on your cart, or remove the cigar for smoking.

 

Best part was, I never dropped the cigar on the ground, and I didn't accidentally set anything on fire. #lifegoals

 

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I actually found it a bit easier just to keep the cigar in the Cigar Minder and then remove the clip from the cart for smoking. Think giant roach clip. Maybe not the most attractive smoking method, but damn easy, and sometimes that’s all that matters.

 

So I’d summarize the Cigar Minder Experience in three takes:

·      It’s cheap.

·      It works.

·      It improves the cigar while golfing experience.

 

Personally, I’d recommend going with one of the bright color choices. That will help prevent you from leaving it in the power cart, or smashing it when you fold your pushcart. If you do forget it, or break it, remember that it was inexpensive.

 

It’s not made of titanium, and you are a big, strong, yet sometimes clumsy beast. The Cigar Minder could go Blackhawk Down on you. Buy another and move on. You’ve got the funds.

 

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Here's the link to Amazon: LINK

Here's the link to the Cigar Minder site: LINK


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Posted 24 March 2017 - 03:51 PM

If I were a cigar puffer I'd have one of those things. Look pretty handy.

I also like how you've attached your GPS to the Clicgear cart.


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Posted 24 March 2017 - 03:52 PM

If I were a cigar puffer I'd have one of those things. Look pretty handy.

I also like how you've attached your GPS to the Clicgear cart.

That neo ghost on the elastic strap may be my favorite golf thing from 2016 :)


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Posted 24 March 2017 - 04:03 PM

That neo ghost on the elastic strap may be my favorite golf thing from 2016 :)

 

I use a 6 inch piece of Velcro strapping and loop it through the Ghost holder.  Now I have to buy the Cigar holder instead of using my Cameron Divot tool.  I usually flip it, prongs up and place my cigar there when I am putting.....   thanks for the info


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Posted 24 March 2017 - 04:08 PM

I use a 6 inch piece of Velcro strapping and loop it through the Ghost holder.  Now I have to buy the Cigar holder instead of using my Cameron Divot tool.  I usually flip it, prongs up and place my cigar there when I am putting.....   thanks for the info

I've balanced the cigar on all kinds of things, and it still falls into the wet, chemically enhanced grass. This thing works great, and is dirt cheap.


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Posted 24 March 2017 - 04:27 PM

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Posted 24 March 2017 - 04:46 PM

Now that is a totally different cigar holder discussion :D


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Posted 25 March 2017 - 09:26 PM

This was the best golf product review I've ever read. You had me at "roach clip"


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Posted 25 March 2017 - 11:20 PM

I have had several of them and they work great. Only problem I have ever had with them is that I have forgotten them on my cart twice. Neither time when I went back to the course was I able to retrieve it. Mine were all black so I like the orange on yours. Should make it more noticeable! I just picked up two more one for me and one for my regular playing partner. Hopefully we can hold onto them!


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Posted 27 March 2017 - 03:40 PM

I have had several of them and they work great. Only problem I have ever had with them is that I have forgotten them on my cart twice. Neither time when I went back to the course was I able to retrieve it. Mine were all black so I like the orange on yours. Should make it more noticeable! I just picked up two more one for me and one for my regular playing partner. Hopefully we can hold onto them!


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DAMMIT.....  I ordered the black one..... hahahahaha


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Posted 18 April 2017 - 12:56 PM

Any recommendations on a good cheap starter cigar?


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Posted 19 April 2017 - 02:23 PM

RE:  Cheap starter cigars - I think the mild Connecticut wrapper style are best for golf, easy smoke and won't make your head spin.  My favorites are CT Rocky Patel, and Graycliff G2.  Both are available for less than $4 each at Cigars International.  Hoyo Excaliber Epiocure and 5 Vegas Gold are also similar selection.

 

For a more expensive excellent cigar - Montecristo and Cohiba are great choices in their mild lines.

 

Just one note on Cigar Minder - I've had a couple of them and keep them and the spring holding the cigar clip will rust and break over time.  I still get 5 years or so out of them. I've never lost one because I only use it on my push cart and store it in clicgear tray.  I have a couple divot tools that also hold cigars for cart play.  



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Posted 19 April 2017 - 02:46 PM

Just ordered this sampler from JR Cigars. All course enjoyable and quite inexpensive. Love RP, and also put in a vote for Connecticut wrapper.

 

https://www.jrcigars...lection/rpntsmp

 

This AJ Fernandez is also a current favorite: New World

https://www.jrcigars...e-robusto/ajnwr


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Posted 19 April 2017 - 11:55 PM

I've used one for years and love it.  I too have left several on carts, but I am quick to replace it.  As for starter smokes?  Go mild at first.  Pick up a sampler and note your favorites.  Look for others with a similar taste profile and you will soon have your go-to sticks.  In time work in some smokes with more strength and body.  You'll be surprised how your tastes will change.   


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Posted 26 April 2017 - 12:34 PM

While I have not tried this particular one yet, I am a fan of cigar 'clips' in general when it comes to golfing.

 

I am partial to the "Stage V Clinger" clip that I came across about 1.5 years ago. It uses magnets to attach itself and the only downside for it that I have come across is that the pushcart I use doesn't have a wide enough strip of metal anywhere on it to accommodate it. 

 

It does ship with a velcro strap for applications like that but I quickly lost that  :lol:

 

I may need to give this cigar minder a run! 






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