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Everything but the Kitchen Sink

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Pros: Function, Style, Reverse Top Orientation, Pockets Galore

Cons: Price

  After getting frustrated with my old 6 divider mini-staff bag, I went with a 6 way modern stand bag. It's a fine bag, but it was never that great on a cart. So the search began to find the ultimate cart bag. The search ended with 2 bags making the finals. The first bag was the Titleist Cart Bag and the Sun Mountain C130, both made by Sun Mountain. Priced about the same, I went with the C130 because of the fantastic reviews and a great deal.    This bag has the reverse orientation top that puts the shorter clubs in front and has a generous putter well. No more turning the bag around backwards and then trying to access the pockets as this one has all 9 pockets...
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Control and Feedback now in a Classic Look

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Pros: Rubber Cord Hybrid, Moisture Management, Shot Control, Feel

Cons: Price

From Golf Pride and the successful New Decade Multi-Compound line comes the latest color choice, classic black on black. The design has been around for a few years and is an upper rubber/cord mix (Velvet Cord) while the lower is rubber. I was hesitant to try these because I don't wear a glove and have never cared for cord. They are very popular on tour (Rory, Phil, etc) and have great reviews on line, so I decided to give them a shot. I cut off the old grips, cleaned the shafts, but on an extra wrap and put them on 2 clubs to start and hit a few balls. My first impression was that they were a little firmer than what I had been playing with, but they were very easy on my hands, not what I...
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Comfort and Fashion

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Pros: Lightweight, contemporary, modern, functional, athletic

Cons: Price

From the IJP Design team came an offer that I could not refuse, to review the latest sampling from the Ian Poulter line (IJP). After furnishing my sizes for the review, the merchandise showed up two days later. Even though the shipping point was only 20 miles away, I have heard that this is the customer service that you can expect. I opened the package and found expertly wrapped in plastic, one pair of pants, one pair of shorts, and a shirt.    Shirt: The shirt features a zippered placket that was very noticeable at the recent US Open. The poly shirt is cut for that slim look and features a slightly tighter look and shorter sleeves. Not being used to this style, I was...
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Arc Putter Training Aid

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Pros: Simple to install, easy to use, gives instant feedback, can also be used for back swing

Cons: Price

Path2Putt is a simple product and in the training aid world of golf, that is refreshing. Essentially, the aid is a laser that attaches to your putter shaft. It comes with a plastic clip that aligns the laser down the shaft so that the laser dot is just in front of the putter face. From there all you do is find a line and keep the dot on that line. That's all there is to it and you are now swinging on a perfect arc. I tried this aid with my regular 33 inch putter and I was surprised to see that what I thought was inside was really outside of the line. By tracing the line on my carpet a few times I then took the ultimate test...the lined ball. I put the ball on the line and took the...
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Amazingly simple and effective

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Pros: Easy to use, great for training and warm-ups

Cons: Price

OK, so you are holding a whippy stick with an orange on the end. You will do anything to improve your golf swing, even swing the orange. What benefit can it possibly have? These are some of my initial thoughts when I first saw this product, but after reading the incredible online reviews, I decided to take a gamble.    I picked up my Orange Whip from a local supplier and started with the recommended exercises. I found the real benefit is just by doing the fluid full swings without stopping the motion. I used this product more than suggested working up to 75-100 swings at least 4 days a week. I also took it to the range and would swing it to loosen up and then after every...
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Great Value Swing Trainer

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Pros: Adjustable, easy to use, Internet videos, price

Cons: No documentation included

For a 20 dollar retail, this trainer has serious value for warm-up, work out, or swing path training. The weight is easily positioned on the club to produce the desired effect. I prefer just below the balance point which allows me to feel the club and swing on a proper path. The weight is easily moved to a preferred position with any club. Swing it to warm up, groove your release, or find your positions. Torc will do the job and gets high marks as an affordable tool that can be used in a multitude of ways.

Another Classic FootJoy!

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Pros: Style, comfort, durability, waterproof

DryJoys are the standard that I measure shoes by and this model lives up to its reputation. I have owned this model for 4 years, and with proper care and treatment, they look barely worn. For the money, over time, these shoes will repay you with years of great service and dry feet. I use the FootJoy Leather Waterproofer and Conditioner on a regular basis. I also own a few more pairs in different colors with similar results. 

Another Hot One!

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Pros: Adjustable Face and weights, real PX Black shaft, PVD finish

Cons: Loft is not independent of face angle.

Originally selling for 500+, this offering from Callaway is now in line with their current drivers. What this one has that sets it apart is the real Project X Black shaft and an adjustable cog that allows for 9 settings (3 main and 6 sub) for face angle/loft. Additionally it has the weight kit to change swing weight and to fine-tune ball flight for fade/draw bias. If that is not enough the club also has a cool wrench, a magnetic close headcover, and a Golf Pride New Decade matching grip. This club is hotter than my Diablo Octane Tour and has the customized features which are easy to adjust. The crown is solid black with no graphics and the face is all black with the PVD finish. It sets...
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Pack Rat's Dream

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Pros: Pockets, pockets, pockets

Cons: OK from cart, not great

This bag is a good looking, functional bag. It features many external and internal pockets as well as an insulated beverage pocket. The straps are comfortable and the bag is flawless. The legs can zip up to hold them during cart use, but I find the rubber foot to still get in the way. Overall a great bag. 
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