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Excellent grip with good tack and firm feel.

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Pros: Firm feel, easier on the hands than chord, air installation, easy to wipe.

Cons: If you need build up tape, then installation is not as easy and shown in the video.

I finally broke down and tried the Pure DTX grips.  I have been using Golf Pride NDMC grips for the past couple of years because I like the firm feel and excellent grip tack when my hands are moist due to sweat.  I have tried other rubber compound grips like Tour Velvet, Winn Dry-Tac and Lamkin Crossline, but the cord feel of the NDMC was the best.  The Pure DTX is one of their newest models and is designed to feel closer to firm cord grips.  Below is the Pure DTX company description.   Quote: The DTX is our first collaboration with Hank Haney. A combination of contrasting textures, the DTX delivers a great simulation of a cord feel, but adds our...
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Well crafted shirt but lacks the cooling power of the towel

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Pros: Comfortable, moisture wicking and nice color

Cons: A bit pricey. Does not cool as well as advertised unless it is windy.

Let me start by saying that I sweat.  A lot.  If we had a handicap system for sweating, I would be scratch.  It is particularly troubling for me in the hot humid summer.  So needless to say, I look for apparel that will help manage my sweat.  Light, moisture-wicking and quick drying is a must.  I wear wrist bands that tennis players wear just to keep my hands dry.  I carry two towels.   I have tried quite a few shirts and hats that are designed for this issue.  CoolmaxTM, Dri-FitTM, ClimachillTM fabrics are designed for moisture-wicking and quick drying.  I have tried these materials with varying degrees of success.  So I was...
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Works as advertised. Relieves stress on the SI joint during a round of golf

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Pros: Comfortable, easy to put on, not noticeable and does a great job supporting the SI Joint

Cons: Can feel a bit constricting if you tighten it too much or when wet after a workout.

I am a skeptic at heart when it comes to some medical devices.  The sacroiliac joint is located in the lower back at the point where the sacrum (the bottom plate of the spinal column) joins the ilium (the large hip bone.  There are ligaments that stabilize the joint, but it is basically bone on bone with a little buffer area.         I first hurt my sacroiliac joint in high school.  I was running track and doing hurdle practice outside in the winter.  I skidded on ice and went down hard.  I did not know it at the time, but, the joint was displaced slightly on my right side and became inflamed.  The next day, during a meet, it hurt so...
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Excellent Book on Techniques and Strategies to Improve your scoring immediately and improve your game long term

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Pros: Clear, concise and well written. Explains what to practice and why and how to map our your game plan for courses.

Cons: Needs an index for easy reference back to sections.

I supported this project because I have read a lot of instructional golf books, but they are always missing something.  Namely, how can I score better with the game I have now?  Most golf books tell you how to improve some aspect of the game such as short game, putting, full swing etc.  Some of them are very good, but the authors either focus only on their areas for expertise, or what they feel is important, Utley, Pelz, Stockton, etc.  Others are usually a great pro talking of their approach to the game with Hogan, Nicklaus, Woods, Floyd coming to mind.  I enjoyed these books, but I am always looking for more.   Lowest Score Wins (LSW) takes a different...
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Interesting design concept that does not quite deliver.

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Pros: Lower cost as compared to high end putters. Good quality construction

Cons: Concept makes distance control difficult. Lightweight grip is slick and has no feel. Insert had dull feeling.

True Balance Putter from Bridgestone is a interesting concept.  Move the weight to the head by using lightweight shaft and grip.  The intention is to increase feel and give better control of your putts.  Features from their website.   http://www.bridgestonegolf.com/product/clubs/true-balance-putters   Features:   Stainless Steel Head Construction Dual Layer Grooved Insert provides the perfect combination of feel and roll performance True Balance Models feature Unique Lightweight 100% EVA grips providing the ultimate in comfort, feel, and traction (Available in 2 Sizes: Standard and Oversize) True Balance Models feature Specially Engineered...
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Good shaft for my swing.

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Pros: Light stiff and higher launching.

Cons: Maybe be too light for your swing if you are >90mph with driver.

I have had this shaft for a little over a year.  My fitter, Ken Collins at Kustom Clubs, selected this shaft to fit my driver swing.  My swing speed ~ 90 - 92 mph and my launch angle was on the lower side.   After using the shaft for over a year, I would say that it is a decent shaft for slower swing speeds and moderate tempo. It is a light shaft, 62g, with moderate torque.  If your tempo is higher, it may prove to be too soft even in the stiff.   The shaft feels good on impact and does give decent feedback.  It is no longer available retain, unfortunately, like most shafts due to the constant improvements Aldila is making.  However, if you see...
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Great overall grip. Excellent tack and long lasting. Sharp looking.

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Pros: Long lasting, great tack for excellent grip, easy to clean, firm feel

Cons: Pricey as compared to others

I put these on my irons and woods more than a year ago.  I have played 50 - 60 round with them and numerous practice sessions.  They are by far my favorite grip.  And they are still going strong.   The grip has two sections, top cord style and bottom rubber compound. This gives you a secure grip at the top and a softer feel at the bottom.  It is a firm grip due to the chord, so it gives you lots of feedback.  If you have softer hands or arthritis, it may not be for you.   As for performance, it is terrific in all types of conditions.  I have sweaty hands in the humid summer months, and these perform well.  I generally do not wear gloves...
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Decent grip for the price

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Pros: Nice tacky feel when new. Inexpensive. Comes in a variety of sizes.

Cons: They don't last as long as multi-compound grips. Not very good if you have sweaty hands.

The tour velvet is the basic grip that comes with a lot of new clubs.  It inexpensive and easy to install.  When new, the grip has excellent traction.  However, I found that it wears easily.  If you have sweaty hand, the grip loses its tack and become harder to grip.  I had to change mine out in half a season, which was disappointing.  

Great golf specific fitness workout

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Pros: Golf specific, can be done anywhere, improves flexiiblity and strength.

Cons: A bit pricey. Need fitness balls for some of the workout components.

I am always looking for workouts that improve my fitness.  After years of bike racing and a couple of surgeries, my body had lost flexibility in some areas including upper body rotation, shoulder rotation and hips.  I've been doing stretching and therapy exercises, but that wasn't improving my flexibility all the way. My limiters were how far I could rotate my shoulders on the back swing and the follow through. I also would stiffen up a lot during a round in my lower back and SI joint.  This really shortens your swing.     I bought Joey D's book, Fix Your Body, Fix Your Swing and reviewed it here.   ‚Äč . But the book does have some limitation....
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Beautiful course with great greens and layout

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Pros: Greens were excellent. Layout was challenging with hilly terrain for Florida. Carts had GPS.

Cons: Some rough was a thin layer of grass over sand that played more like a sand shot.

We hit this course last in our Winter Depression trip.  Beautiful course with lots of features and some hilly terrain.  Great greens. Carts had GPS with distance to 150 marker and front, center and back of green.  On some holes the GPS gave distance to clear hazards.  Great feature.    Warm Up - Grass driving range nicely maintained.  Two level putting green and a separate green for pitching and chipping.   Tees - Nicely maintained and generally flat.  Granite markers with hazard features shown.   Greens - Nice greens that were running 10 judging from the break.  Putts rolled true.  They had lots of...
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