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Ultimate Forgiveness

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Pros: Forgiveness, Matte Finish, Distance, SF Tec

Cons: None

REVIEW SPECS: PING G30 SF Tec, 12 degree loft Stock TFC 419D shaft, R Flex     I have been playing a PING K15 driver since 2010 (10.5 degree, SF Tec).  The K15 was billed as a SGI driver and PING's most forgiving model ever made (at that time).  I've been completely pleased with its performance, but decided to purchase the G30 for the newer technology (and because I wanted a new toy, lol).  Immediately prior to the K15, I had played a TM R11s and a 2008 model TM Burner.   My first impression of the G30 was that I liked the matte black finish on the clubhead.  The "Turbulators" atop the head are the same color/finish as the rest of the clubhead....
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Comfort!

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Pros: Soft/comfortable feel, very tacky, oversize for big hands.

Cons: Soft compound reputedly wears faster than other grips.

I discovered these grips when hitting a friend's driver during a practice round.  As soon as I picked up the club I was impressed with the plush feel and tackiness of the grip, as well as how well the size fit my hands (I have large hands, wear an XXL glove when I can find them).  I ordered a complete set to replace my 5-year old stock Ping orange (oversized) grips, which were hard as rocks by comparison.   The grip kit came with 13 grips, tape, solvent and a rubber vise sleeve, making installation simple and relatively quick.  I installed them all in an evening and played my first round with them the following day.  The grips are very comfortable - they're...
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Very comfortable minimalist-type shoe

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Pros: Comfortable, stable with good feel; true fit/sizing; good grip; waterproof.

Cons: Could be lighter, sole could be thinner (more like a true minimalist shoe); styling probably too contemporary for traditionalists.

I've got 4 rounds and 3-4 range/practice green sessions on a pair of the charcoal/black mesh spikeless Project M shoes.  First couple rounds were on cold (50's* F), dewy mornings, last few have been hot (low 90's* F), dry afternoons.  I'll qualify my opinion by saying I'm a big fan of minimalist shoes in general and they're almost the only shoes I wear - I own (and love) several pairs of Vibram Five Fingers (VFF) and a pair of Merrell Barefoots.  A big part of my purchase decision for the M Projects was to find a golf shoe that gave me a similar minimalist feel.   First off, while the M Project does have very minimal heel drop and gives you the 'close to the...
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