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Worth £6.99 currently? Not on your nelly! £2.99 perhaps in it’s current state and £6.99 if the model positions were correct.

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Pros: Useful portable source for Five Lessons

Cons: 3D model is quite frankly crap and nothing like Mr Hogan

Being a HUGE Hogan fan I was immediately interested in the “3D illustrations and animations” to enable 360 degree viewing of key components of Mr Hogan’s swing. Of course with anything there’s always a chance that the designer missed out on key elements of something but I figured it would be worth a shot on the off-chance that some further information could be gleaned on that timeless swing.     The purchase and download process was of course seamless as normal with Apple, after which I was presented with a blurry icon on my home screen for the app (see left) When running the app for the first time you are able to select whether you are a left handed or right...
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Nice mid-weight steel-shafted irons. Like butter off the face.

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Pros: Contemporary but classic head design. Medium weight for steel shafts. Lovely and soft off the face.

Cons: Grips a little harsh on the hands to begin with

Bought these as a replacement to my old Nike Sumo SQ irons which I found to be too toe-heavy and subsequently kept pushing to the right.   Immediately fell for the combination of medium weighting and balance while swinging and then when actually hitting balls they were like butter off the face. Long, penetrating ball flight but a nice soft sound off the face.   The top of the head at address has a soft brushed metal line to reduce any sun glare and they're confidence inspiring; not so small a mid-capper would get freaked by them but not huge like my Nike SQ spades.   Yonex seem to be well under-played, especially in the US but I'd definitely recommend trying a...
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Center-shafted, face-balanced goodness

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Pros: High quality, nice grip, light weight

Cons: Grip feels a little thin

Tried this out while looking for a replacement for my Ping iWi Anser and was very pleasantly surprised! The combination of being face-balanced and the center shaft gives me a much more exact feeling stroke and the ball always starts out on the correct line; a problem I had with the iWi's toe-heaviness.   The grip is soft and tacky which is nice but it feels somehow thinner than I'm used to. Will be getting it regripped and trying out a slightly oversized grip.   I'm 50/50 with the look of the putter to be honest. I like the brushed metal, the face and the shaft connection point, however the back of the head reminds be of something Star Trekky; some type of Klingon...
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Great putter for those with an arcing stroke

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Pros: Nice weight, lovely balance, looks awesome, lovely feel at impact

Cons: None

The description of this putter says it's 'face balanced' however it is not. When supported by the shaft, the toe hangs downward.   The putter itself is what I've used for years and it's always performed ok, even though I recently discovered that it's not as suitable for my stroke as it should be.   The weight of the putter is nice and combined with the balance of it, gives a good pendulum stroke. The feel of the ball off the face is great and really solid; you can feel that it's a quality product. The look of the putter I really love too with the mix of brushed metal effect and occasional flashes of yellow.   I've never bothered messing around with the...
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Great feel, nice balance and great selection of bounce/loft combinations

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Pros: Great feel, nice balance and great selection of bounce/loft combinations

Cons: None

I tried out several different wedge brands before I decided on these Bob Vokey ones. I absolutely love the Oil Can finish and even more so now that the intentional rusting has happened as it gives then a real classic look.   Spin off these wedges is something to behold, although I'm not sure my golf balls particularly like it as it scuffs them severely when trying to get excessive spin for a nice high lob shot.   I love the fact that there are so many combinations of loft and bounce to give us many choices around the course. I play a 50.8, 54.11 and 58.8 which for my courses is perfect as I have the low bounce for tight fairways and hard bunker sand but I have the...
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Looks amazing. Feels great. Falls apart

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Pros: Looks amazing. Feels great. Cheap.

Cons: Durability

Saw this glove and knew straight away I needed to give it a go. It's so far removed from 'typical' glove design it looks like it would be better suited to a Tron movie. Love it!   Having then used the glove for the last couple of months it's steadily started falling apart. This could be because I tend to keep my glove on for the whole round and it's been quite hot and sweaty lately or it could just be bad manufacture.   The issue seems to be with the layering on the grey palm pad and thumb pad. At first it started getting a little 'wobbly' where the outer layer started to slip over the underneath and then as soon as a single point was broken through it all started...
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So much in such a small package!

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Pros: Ease of set-up, ease of folding, nice balance, loads of functionality

Cons: None

Bought this to replace my little cheap 2-wheeled pull trolley and wow, what a difference! This trolley is tiny when folded which ideal for my little Yaris. It unfolds in two easy movements and there's no messing around with bungee straps as the upper clips are like a tension claw that the bag just rests in. On the course it's a breeze to push around and despite thinking that four wheels would make it more difficult to steer it's simple! The braking mechanism is a solenoid type lock so once the brake lever is applied the cart isn't going anywhere. I love the magnetic scorecard clip and the fact that there's plenty of space in the handle for various things like balls, tees, drink...
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Light weight, great looking but a little confusing

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Pros: Plenty of pockets, cooler pocket, soft lined pockets, ball silo and comfy carry strap

Cons: Confusing club divider to begin with

Bought this to save me constantly having to remove the legs on my Ogio Vaporlite when using a trolley.   When I first saw it I loved it to pieces. Great colour scheme, excellent subtle texturing, LOADS of pockets including a cooler pocket and two soft-lined pockets and the genius ball silo.   Got it home and then spent ages trying to figure out how the club divider was supposed to be used and even created a thread on here to see what others had to suggest. Ogio were useless in their reply to my question on how it's supposed to be used ('However you want to').   Then I figured out an excellent way to lay the clubs out for trolley use. Putter in the single upper...
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Best golf shoes I've owned

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Pros: Fantastically comfortable, look great, high quality and very grippy

Cons: Expensive

Bought these solely because I forgot my normal FootJoy GreenJoys after driving hours to get to the course and nothing else in the whop looked any good. VERY glad I did however as they're by far the best golf shoes I've owned! I bought the red and black version as the neon green was a little too bright for my liking. I love the subtle texture through the side panel of the shoe and the overall style. A big plus for me here is that they look like golf shoes, not these skater shoes or cut down rubber shoes that are the rage at the moment. On course they're like air under your feet. The inner sole actually curves upward toward the edge of the shoe so it moulds to your feet much better...
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Surprisingly light, balanced and lovely to play with

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Pros: Feather light, nicely balanced, great distance, looks un-fussy

Cons: Price, retro plastic head cover

In the market for a 3W to start teeing off a little further I tried a TM R9, TM Burner, Ping G15 and Titleist 909F2 but found the R9 too heavy and didn't get along with the burner (even though my hybrid is a Burner) I went back to the range for a second try of the Ping and Titleist and it was suggested by my local pro shop that I give this Yonex a go before making up my mind between the Titleist and Ping. What a tough decision to make! The Ping felt lovely and solid with a great feeling on the grip and a noise second to none coming off the face. I wasn't too keen on the graphics but could have dealt with that. The Titleist was also phenomenal. I was making better contact...
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