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Ping i20 Irons

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Pros: on well struck shots the ball goes, good looks

Cons: not the most forgiving irons out there; still for a better ball striker

Opening  These irons are supposed to have moderate forgiveness, and a progressive offset design.  "Moderate" is a very interchangeable word in irons. For some it might be "Why am I hitting a kick ball with a pancake?" Others might find it to be "Oh, God. I'm hitting tennis ball with a ping pong racquet." I fell somewhere in between. The looks were nice. Truly many would consider the topline to be thick, but I actually like it that way. It was still a pretty short length though. You vould describe the iron as stocky. But it wasn't like  K15 thick, or even G20. Simply slightly more than than S56 that's all. Performance   I was swinging bad, quite bad actually. My...
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Cobra AMP Driver

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Pros: great distance, good looks, very forgving

Cons: Rickie Fowler advertises it. :(

Opening   Honestly, right now I couldn't tell you why I blasted this driver 200 plus, totaling in at 212. It's not a heavinly advertised. I mean to say not lots of hype in the technology rathet than simply the graphics which are sick by the way (in my hands, they are, in Rickie's, aahhh, can't explain it.) Maybe it's the oragne Lamkin 3GEN grip with R.E.L. Maybe it's the E9 Face techonology. Or maybe it's the Advance Material Placement, the spelled out version ofwhat AMP is an acronym for. Or maybe it's the fact that the website describes the driver like a nice ass: "100% Pure. Fresh. Juicy. Sweet." I really don't know. But when I gripped it, I sure as hell ripped it. If your...
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Callaway Razr Fit Driver

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Pros: long distance, soaring flight, very forgving

Cons: uh......I'm sure there's something, but I just don't know what yet

OPENING    From the red and black multicompound grip, down to the 458 CC head, this driver is long, lforgiving and downright cool. Callaway claims they were holding themselves to a higher standard whilst Taylormade was dipping their woods in guano and dog semen. Anyone looking for evidence of this would find a lot between the initial gripping of the 46 inch shaft, and "damn!" of the result; usually a soaring draw about 20 yards longer than your current.  Performance      This driver offered 11* launch angles, 213 yard draws, and smooth feel, in a typical Callaway modern package. I will say that the regular shaft is a little more whippy than what you...
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Nike 20XI-S

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Pros: ridiculously long off driver, great iron spin, feel

Cons: kinda pricery

  Overall the ball is great. Best one to date, actually. It's long due to 203 rpm's LESS of the driver. It's spinny du to 99 rpm's MORE of the short irons/wedges. It's long AND spinny. Wait, what the hell. It's either one or the other, right. Nope, not anymore thanks to Rock Ishii, and his ingenious crew for the innovative new RZN core. This cause less spin at launch, but controversially more after it get's spinning for more length and control. Alls you really got to do is get it spinning. Simple enough right. Now a comparison because let's be honest the Pro V1 is the most popular ball out there.   Distance  20XI-S for sure, though Pro V1 holds water in the distance...
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Manakiki

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Pros: great design, amazing views

Cons: conditioning from heavy public play

 Manakiki is a 1926 Donald Ross in his prime design, that rolls over Willoughby  maple forest. Once an estute private club, Manakiki is rich in history, as it has hosted the PGA Tour in 50's and remains an astonishing example of Mr. Ross' legacy. Manakiki is located on Eddy Road and is easily accesible from anywhere in the Cleveland area.    Course Design   Donald starts off with an average first hole, a par 4 that goes uphill slightly and is played to a bunkered green. The proper play is up the right as there is a fairway bunker on the left side. Because of it's adjacent to the driving range and road it is the only hole on the course not frame...
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Stonewater Golf Club

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Pros: good design, makes you feel rich, overall experience

Cons: semi high greens fees

      Ladies and gentleman, from the people that brought Erin Hills............Stonewater!!!!!!!  Ah, yes, Stonewater, a lovely Hurzdan/Fry design (mostly Fry) with water on 16 of 18 holes,hard and fast green, and uh........ yeah, did I mention it's a Golf Digest Top 100 Public Courses in America, and it's in its Top 30. Not to mention a former Nationwide Tour stop, and local qualifier for the U.S. Open. But is its high greens fees worth the hype, especially for a course that's now practically public? I think so.........but make me happy, read on to find out.                 ...
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