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Surprisingly superior performance

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Pros: nice balance, lightweight, solid feel, very long, good price

After deciding to try a set of irons with graphite shafts, I went to Golfsmith to try a number of different models.  I wanted a game improvement iron that had the look of a traditional cavity back.  I tried the Taylor Made Burner 2.0, the Callaway X hot, and the Mizuno JPX 825 along with the MacGregors.  Surprisingly, the MacGregors had a better feel than the Callaways and Taylor Mades.  Distance was better and the ball felt like it came off the club face with more velocity.  I can't honestly say that the MacGregors were superior to the Mizunos, but after considering the big price differential (this was the last set of M85i irons in the store and $300...
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Nice driver that you can find used at a good price

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Pros: traditional appearance, sound, trajectory, quality, solid feel

Cons: sweet spot might seem small for some players

I picked a 905R used a while back.  I like the compact appearance, although it is a full 460cc.  Shots struck in the center have a nice solid feel and sound.  The driver does not sound "tinny" or loud like some current drivers.  It has a very good arc mid trajectory.  If your swing results in a ballooning trajectory, this driver should solve that problem.   Mishits will lose distance more than the current super game improvement drivers, but the 905R still has a generous enough sweet spot that you do not need to be a single digit handicapper to hit it consistently.  Pro quality - I think this driver was something like $500 when it was first...
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C-Groove face design and face balanced blade is great combination

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Pros: Balance, quality, price, grooves on the face really work

I purchased this putter on the recommendation of a friend.  I was amazed how well the grooves on the face of the putter get the ball rolling.  Absolutely no "hopping" when the ball is hit.  The grooves are also cut at an angle that provides additional grip on the ball to induce a top spin and a straight roll.  I was also pleased to find a face balanced putter in a blade style.  Most face balanced putters I have seen are mallets.  The finish on the putter is very good.  You can tell that it is manufactured with great care and attention to detail.

Best value with a good blend of performance aspects

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I have been using the Fifty since they arrived on the market a few years ago.  It has a soft feel, but is lively and does not feel like a marshmellow.  I like the shallow dimples which seems to make the ball roll better on putts.  The cover is just right - not too clicky and not too soft so it has a good feel and sound with the putter.  The trajectory is between medium and high.  Some golf balls i have used tend to balloon, but the Fifty has a nice arc trajectory.  The trajectory also allows them to hold greens better than most golf balls in this category.  If you have used a variety of golf balls, you probably noticed that there is a tradeoff among...
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Nice glove, especially in hot weather

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Pros: nice fit, good leather, durability

The stretch fabric on the back of the glove is what makes it different from other cabretta gloves.  The generous use of the fabric on the back of the glove allows it to breathe well and also maintains a snug fit even when your hand gets sweaty on summer days.  There are more expensive gloves with thinner and softer leather, but the leather on the Conform is above average.  

Best value with a good blend of performance aspects

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Pros: Price, color options, feel, distance

Cons: might be too soft for golfers with very high swing speed

I have been using the Fifty since they arrived on the market a few years ago.  It has a soft feel, but is lively and does not feel like a marshmellow.  I like the shallow dimples which seems to make the ball roll better on putts.  The cover is just right - not too clicky and not too soft so it has a good feel and sound with the putter.  The trajectory is between medium and high.  Some golf balls i have used tend to balloon, but the Fifty has a nice arc trajectory.  The trajectory also allows them to hold greens better than most golf balls in this category.  If you have used a variety of golf balls, you probably noticed that there is a tradeoff among...
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Great mid-level ball

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Pros: straight, nice trajectory, soft feel, easy to find

Cons: none

I tried these for the first time this week.  The orange color makes it very easy to spot from a long distance away.  I had no trouble finding them if I hit into the rough or in areas where there were lots of leaves on the ground.  I also find that the color helps my eyes to stay on the ball during my swing. The E6 has a soft feel but is not mushy.  It is acutally very lively and feels like it jumps off the club face.  Distance is good and very predictable.

Very good driver

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Pros: very forgiving, nice trajectory, hits straight

Cons: light weight took some getting used to

45.0 inch shaft helps keep the ball in the fairway.  Some of the newer 46 inch drivers seem too long.
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