Just to keep things interesting, I volunteered to try Golf Pride's Decade Multi-Compound grips for an upcoming product review. I re-gripped 5 clubs, went to the range on Friday, came back and finished the set. I thought the cord tops would be rough, but they were quite comfortable even though I go gloveless. I played Saturday and got so into my round, I never really thought too much about them (which is a really good sign). They performed well and I never lost my grip. Below is a picture of the grips and my new Sun Mountain C130 cart bag.
Saturday's round was at the private Jupiter Country Club from the Gold Tees (Greg Norman/6800/73.2/134). The opening holes are pretty tame and after an easy par I doubled the second after hitting into a bunker, splashing to 12 feet and then running the first putt downhill 8 feet by for a 3 putt. I rebound quickly and par the next few, bogey 7 and 8, then par 9 for a 40. I par the next three holes, yank a fairway wedge and 3 putt from 60 feet to bogey 13, par the next three and then double bogey 17 with a sand shot that got caught up in the heavy collar, a buried chip and 2 putts. A great chip from just off the green on 18 put me 2 feet for a 39 and a 79 for the day. The ball striking was actually very good today and even though I didn't hit that many fairways or greens I was really close which set up easy up and downs. The mid irons shined with a stellar 5 iron into a 190 yard par 3 pin high, a 6 iron downwind from 180 to 10 feet, and another 6 iron from the heavy rough. This shot was set up by the worst tee shot of the day that nestled down into a heavy section of rough. I had 155 to cover the bunker and the pin was at the very back of the green at 185. I hit the ball and it knuckled out over the bunker and rolled out to the back and hung up on the collar about 20 feet from the hole. There were no birdies, just a few lip-outs, and a couple of nice par saves. The course was ultra plush with a mixture of holes that gave an excellent variety.