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Great product at a great value

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Pros: Has different effect on the swing relative to its position on the shaft. Compact. Comes with storage bag. Innovative design.

Cons: None that I can find so far.

I took the Torc Swingtrainer to the range and immediately put it on my 56 degree wedge near the hosel.  It felt heavier than it looked and made swinging the club reminiscent of swinging a baseball bat with the steel "donut" which always made the bat feel lighter and swing faster when removed.  Same thing here.  When I took off the Torc piece I felt that I was swinging faster.  I also felt that with that setup I was able to warm up more quickly than normal.  Overall, the Torc Swingtrainer is a great product that has the potential to improve my game by helping me to swing faster when I need to and to help with my release when I practice with it toward the grip. ...
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Great Grip at a Good Price

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Pros: Consistently Tacky and Long Life Grip

Cons: None

The Lamkin Crossline grip has been a mainstay of recreational and tour golfers for years.  The oversize (+1/8") grip is great for those with large hands or those with arthritis who can't grip the club as well as they once could.  I put the oversize Crosslines on all of my clubs and immediately noticed that they were tacky and comfortable to the touch for my arthritic hands. I'm still using the grips today that I bought in 2011 and they are showing next to no signs of wear.  I'd call their feel "medium firm" as there are softer grips out there but these grips have stood the test of time for me and once cleaned (if they get perspiration or body oils on them) return to a...
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Best Wedge for the Money

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Pros: Good spin, great looks and ball flight,

Cons: Soft Steel face

This wedge came out at $80 and is being closed out at Golfsmith (who owns the Lynx and MacGregor brands) at $20.  It's avaialble in 52*, 56*, and 60*. I bought the 56* a year ago and the 52* last week.  Both wedges have a really good spin rate because of the grooves being at the very edge of what's allowable by the USGA.  They have a very nice appearance although the black finish will rub off to a deep silver, non-chrome like finish which looks good in its own right.  My only complaint is that the steel is pretty soft, and a rock buried in a greenside bunker caused a small dent in my 56*.  It was soft enough that I was nearly able to fix it.  For someone...
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Best Ball for the Money

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Pros: Distance and Spin

Cons: None yet

I found myself looking for a ball with more spin than what I was playing but still at a reasonable price when I came across some reviews of the Top Flite Gamer V2.  Wow, am I impressed!  Now, it doesn't spin like a Pro V1 but since it costs only 40% of what a Pro V1 costs the fact that I can spin a wedge back a few feet or stop a 9 iron with next to no roll out is pretty amazing to me.  Off of the driver I get more that acceptable distance with less side spin than expected.  The mid-irons have a bit more spin but travel a reproducible distance.  To find a three piece ball for less than $20 that performs as well as much more expensive balls is a treat.  My...
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Good Waterproof Shoe

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Pros: Waterproof, Comfortable

Cons: Discontinued

I have arthritis in my feet and the Contour 54024 is a comfortable shoe for me until I've had to walk long distances, but that happens to me with any shoe.  It's waterproof and cleans up easily after exposure to dirt or mud.  I highly recommend this shoe.  It's on closeout now so deals are there to be had if you can still find it.

Nickent Evolver with CYG Hosel

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Pros: Customizable with 26 Loft/Lie Combinations

Cons: Nickent is Out of Business

This driver, when released, was the first to have an adjustable setup that allowed for numerous loft and lie settings plus the ability to change out shafts.  Unfortunately it was this club that put Nickent out of business.  The "King of Hybrids" developed this club and put an astronomical price on it ($599 I think- no less than $499) at the same time that the economy started to tank.  I had wanted it then but at the time was out of golf, but when I came back to the game I picked one up at Rock Bottom Golf for $50.  The hosels for the CYG were about $15 apiece and I have two shafts, a medium/high and a low launch to choose from based on course conditions before I tee...
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