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Cutters Glove - "Optimal Grip and Feel"???

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Pros: Well built, excellent leather quality

Cons: Fit and grip

I received a sample of Cutters 019T Tour golf glove featuring their proprietary C-TACK grip material.    The glove retails for $25-30 which is a lot for a golf glove.     Cutters claims it is "the world's highest performing golf glove" and that the combination of "Ultrathin C-TACK Performance Grip Material and Grade Cabretta leather provide optimal grip and feel".    Pretty bold statements.     The glove comes in nice packaging, and looking closely it appears to be very well made.   The leather is excellent quality, and the seams are well stitched.   From the backside, it looks like many other gloves on the...
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Trump National - The Donald's Masterpiece or a Bitter Disappointment?

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Pros: The Views. The Views. And the Views.

Cons: The Price. The Layout. The Waterfalls.

Living in Los Angeles for many years, I watched with interest as the Ocean Trails golf course was being built in Palos Verdes, the news stories of the subsequent slide which dumped a couple holes into the ocean, and the eventual purchase and renovation by the master of self promotion, Mr. Donald Trump.    Although I personally don't care much for Trump's grandiose personality, I have been looking forward to playing the course and finally took the opportunity last week on a picture perfect August afternoon.     Before our round, we enjoyed a quick lunch on the patio overlooking some of the grounds and the Pacific, with Catalina Island looming in the...
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Classic But So Slooooooow

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Pros: Trees, Location in West LA

Cons: Incredibly Slow, Spotty Conditions

Another reviewer highlighted the history of the course.    One of the classic designs in Los Angeles, Rancho Park will appeal to those who like tree-lined mature layouts with some hills.    It's location in West LA means it is about the only decent public course in the middle several million people.     Which is, of course, its biggest downside.   Rancho is the slowest, most crowded course I've ever played.   If you get out at dawn then you have a chance of getting around in a decent time, but anytime after 8am or so and you're looking at a long day.     Friends and I once took a weekday off work to...
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