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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.   ​ . 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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Great Value with excellent greens.

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Pros: Greens were new and in beautiful shape. Nice layout in a wooded area with some water.

Cons: Fairways were a bit firm and had some bare patches.

We hit this course on my 54th birthday.  Nice layout in a more forested area.   Warm Up - Grass driving range into water.  Nicely maintained.  Two level putting green for putting practice and a separate area for pitching and chipping.   Yardage book available for $12.  It is marked from the back tees and looks hand written for tournament play.   Tees - Nicely maintained and generally flat with Granite Markers showing hazards.   Greens - New greens, not sure of the grass but there was not visible grain direction.  They were running 9 - 10 and rolling nicely.   Rough - Kept fairly short with a variety of types like a...
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Great value for the price. Decent greens and wide open layout.

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Pros: Greens were in great shape. 18 hole with cart for <$25!

Cons: Not a lot of challenge if you were a scratch golfer. Two hole were roadside. If you slice, you will have a real chance to hit a car in traffic.

We hit this course as a second 18 on a two round day.  Very inexpensive Muni but it had surprisingly good greens.  There were a couple of holes were a slice off the tee would end up in the street to oncoming traffic   Warm Up - Grass driving range that looked nicely maintained.  We didn't bother warming up because we already played 18 in the morning.  I didn't see a practice green, but I am sure they  had one.   Tees - A little rough with bare patches on the front nine.  Back nine were nicer.   Greens - Greens were in decent shape and running 8 judging by break.  No grain to them and they were not that difficult...
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Designed by The Black Knight Himself. Semi-private course that allows non-members to play during the week.

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Pros: Nice Layout with some challenging areas. Fairways were in nice condition. Friendly staff. High quality used ProV1 balls available at the Pro Shop.

Cons: Greens were in poor condition. Very bumpy with dead areas.

We hit this course at first light   It demands some accuracy off the tee, but the opening few hole were a bit more forgiving which helps when you tee off a dawn.  A foursome let us play through and we flew through the round in 3:15 taking our time as a twosome.   Yardage book - they had a nice booklet available at the Pro shop.  It showed distance to hazards and markers off the tee.       Warm Up - Grass driving range available, but we had to hit off mats  Nicely maintained.  Two level putting green and they allow pitching and chipping.   Tees - Nicely maintained and generally flat.  Granite markers...
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Water Water Everywhere and not a drop to drink. Challenging course if you are not accurate off the tree.

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Pros: Shorter course designed for accuracy. In the middle of a nature preserve with wildlife everywhere. Friendly staff. Grass range.

Cons: Lots of water to lose your balls. If you are coming down from a Northern Winter, don't play here first. But definitely play here.

We hit this course first in our Winter Depression trip.  It demands accuracy off the tee or you will lose your balls literally in the water.     Warm Up - Grass driving range into water.  Nicely maintained.  Two level putting green and they allow pitching and chipping.   Tees - Nicely maintained and generally flat.   Greens - Not sure of the grass type but no visible grain.  Greens were running 7 to 8 judging by break.  They were in good shape and the ball rolled true.  Some pitch marks, but it looks like the regulars fix them as a practice.   Rough - Some odd grass I was not familiar with. It did not look like Bermuda as...
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Very Comfortable pants for golf.

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Pros: Comfortable, elastic waistband, plenty of room in the thigh, cool in hot weather, fit remained after washing.

Cons: Pocket in back could be a bit wider to fit scorecard holder.

AVEO Big & Tall Golf provided clothing for review at The Sand Trap.  The company describes their apparel as, "Well-constructed, fashionable, and comfortable golf bottoms designed for the BIG & TALL ​man."  The pleated front pants meet these claims.     FIT: The first thing I noticed when I put these slacks on is the feeling of dress pants. The pants are cut similar to dress slacks and hang comfortably from the hips.  The  90/10 polyester/rayon material gives a cool to the touch feel. The waist band is elastic, which helps maintain fit during the golf swing.  The fit around the hips and thighs is relaxed, which gives plenty...
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