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Very happy to play Bridgestone e6 again

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Pros: Straight ball flight, feels great on all 14

I remember the first time I ever hit a Bridgestone ball on a golf course. It was 2007 and I had recently broken 100 for the first time. A friend alerted me that a driving range not too far from me was holding a “Bridgestone challenge” event: the company would set up a net at a driving range and invite people to hit a few drives with their machine watching -- first with whatever ball they were using, and second with whatever ball Bridgestone’s representative suggested, based on the machine’s observations (spin rate, club-head speed, etc). The representative told me I’d do better with a Bridgestone e6 -- I’d hit the ball ten yards further (finally reaching the elusive 200 yard drive I’d...
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Great wedges, innovative grip

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Pros: Feel, forgiveness, appearance

Cons: bounce not stated, I can't use the last hand position

New wedges are great; it’s been a long time since I had new ones in my bag, and the two new ones -- Ping Glide wedges, a 50/SS and a 56/WS -- have recently earned their way into the starting fourteen. The club feels great on full swings and launches the ball a pleasing trajectory. I very much prefer the way shots feel coming from this club. They’re plenty forgiving on off-center shots, which was a necessity for someone like me who recently spent over three years with his iron set’s gap wedge in the bag. Your connection to your new Ping Glide is the Dyla-wedge grip. Ping says it’s to “facilitate gripping down,” and achieve that it does. At regular intervals towards the head on...
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Shoes from the Future

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Pros: look, comfort,

Cons: concern about spike replacement

Have you ever wondered what playing golf in the future would be like? Do you look forward to hovering golf carts? How about a seven-ball putter? Some things are closer in the golf future than those though. Have you ever checked out realistic futuristic shoes in movies? No, they don’t tie themselves, but they are silver, and they do fit your feet nicely, closer than the half-sizes for the off-the-shelf sizes. The new Adidas Adipower Boost golf shoes fit this nicely. They look amazing. As an engineer, I can’t claim this is a top criteria for me, but when I first opened the box, I thought that now I will be playing futuristic golf. When I first put my foot into one, I saw how the...
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Looks great, feels great, works great

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Pros: appearance, response on off-center hits

First impression: It is worth noting my first attempt to hit a ball into a hole with this putter was on an actual practice green (as opposed to in a store’s artificial surface); I sank my first two attempts, each from ten feet. While I was unable to maintain this success rate indefinitely, the enthusiasm it produced has remained. I didn’t give much conscious thought to the putter in my first two sessions with it, preferring instead to see how well it integrated into my routine. By my second practice session with it, it felt very natural and welcome. Appearance : At address, the head blends well with the green. Product descriptions from Mantis describe this as enabling the golfer...
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Adams A7 Iron set review

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Pros: integrates well ; good selection ; looks nice at address ; feel is appropriate ; priced nicely

Cons: Adams doesn't have a particularly strong fitting program. However, most shops can fit you for these.

  While I don't actually own a set, I still love the Adams A7.  At address, they look like better players' clubs (at least from 6I on down).  They feel pretty good at impact.  They give feedback on bad shots without being harsh.  The distance gaps are consistent in the set for just about everyone I know that uses them -- and that says something about the quality control, too.   And you can get any number of wedges with it (although I always suggest a standard SW), and their wedges have a good amount of bounce.  And the lofts of most clubs aren't crazily out of control.   I suggest the Adams A7 set to just about everyone who isn't in the...
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