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Hollow metal core golf ball that is supposed to not slice

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Pros: Putts very straight

Cons: Horrible sound off of the driver, serious distance loss and can be sliced if you want to

I bought a dozen of these balls wondering if they would truly fly straight, not surprisingly, they are odd at best.   The sound off of the driver is reminiscent of the old Nike Sumo 2. Ball flight is much lower than normal and distance loss off of the tee is as much as 30 yards (based on my normal ball going 230- 250 yards.)   Ball flight is much lower than normal and there is no stopping on the greens. I do not spin the ball back a lot, but this ball just rolls after it lands.   I tried to slice this ball and sliced like every other, it is no miracle cure for a bad swing.   The one plus was that it putted straight as an arrow, so if putting is your issue...
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A decent premium ball

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Pros: Felt great off of wedges and the putter. Ball felt soft

Cons: A little shorter than my normal ball

The ball I received was the 330RX series. The only stats I have on myself from a recent driver fitting is that I hit the range balls with a ball speed of 128 MPH and a spin rate of about 2400.   Apparently I was the first one to receive these and am still playing them as I have only donated 3 so far. My playing partners thought that I was playing so well with them that I should share the wealth and they questioned whether or not the ball was conforming.   My normal ball is the Srixon Q-star (yellow)   Looking through my numbers, the only number where the Srixon beat out the 330RX was in driving distance - since the average drive was only 3 yards less with the...
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Light weight dual pupose towel

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Pros: environmentally friendly and recyclable, if you are into that, soft towel, no searching for that toothbrush we all lose off of our bag

Cons: brush is a little big to clean clubs

I received the BrushWorks towel to review last week.   First impression was the softness and weight of the towel. I have become accustomed to a much heavier towel hanging off of my bag - not a huge deal since walking does not happen around here, but nice anyway. If the towel did not have the brush on it, it would become the one I carry onto the green. But, since I usually have my green towel hanging out of my back pocket - I am pretty sure the brush would poke at me while putting.   As for the brush itself - my only complaint would be that it is a bit large for club cleaning. I had my friends all use it during my round and the consensus was that it was too large to easily...
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Not bad, not something I would seek out

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Pros: Pretty much as advertised

Cons: Wouldnt say that this is the right ball for a higher handicap player, did not care for the texrure of the ball

I was given a 3 pack of these balls to test for the purpose of writing a review. As you can see they came out in pretty plain packaging which may be because they had not been named or marketed yet.             Taking them out of the box for the first time, they felt a bit rubbery to me - reminded me of a ball I had tried in the past, but I cant remember the name of.   My normal ball is the Srixon Q-star, but for my test I compared it to a ProV1X, since *the ball* was supposed to provide both distance and spin.   As far as distance, my average drives with *the ball* were pretty much in line with the ProV1X. They were tested...
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Always a pleasure

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Pros: Course in great shape, excellent pace of play, friendly staff

Cons: More of a snack bar than restaurant inside

It has been a little over 2 years since I have last played this course and playing today made me wonder why it took so long for me to come back.   I could not find a single thing to complain about - the tee boxes, fairways and greens were all in immaculate shape. We had a 8:00am tee time on a Saturday morning and never waited other than for the group in front of us to putt out on a couple of the par 3s. You will not find too many public courses where you can play a 3:40 round at 8am on a Saturday morning.   With this being peak season, normal weekend morning cost is $46, we are members of a sister private course so we paid $19/each (which is cheaper than our cart fees...
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Better than expected

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Pros: Durability, feel

Cons: A little tight

I received this glove free to sample to and review.   The glove was packaged professionally in a flip open case. When I first tried it on, it felt like I had ordered the wrong size, it felt a size off (on the small side) from my normal Footjoy or Titleist gloves.   Luckily for me, I forced it on a couple of times during the week and on the range before my round. This stretched it out enough to where it was a bit snug, but very playable for my round.   I realize that the list price is more than most of us pay for gloves, but the padding on the glove looks like it is more durable than most and may make the glove even more cost efficient. I tend to wear out my...
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Finally a swing aid that works for me

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Pros: Easy to use, seems to do what it is advertised to do. Good workout in short amount of time.

Cons: Too long to be used indoors

I recently received the Orange Whip Trainer to write a review on. There are 3 models and I am using the 47 inch one. It came with a DVD of basically commercials with some tips on how to use it. Of course I am a bit too impatient to read or watch anything so I took it out to the backyard and started to swing away. Since I wasn’t sure I was really getting anything out of it, I decided to watch the informational videos with suggested drills. There are drills to improve flexibility, one armed drills and full swing drills. All 3 drills seem to have given me some improvement in the little time I have had the club. One of the purposes of this training aid is to not have a ball disturb you. In...
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Glad I got them as a sample

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Pros: I didnt pay anything

Cons: Felt like a rock

I was given a 2 pack of these with a purchase of personalized Srixon balls from budgetgolf.com. I finally figured that I would give them a shot - I actually seemed to lose distance compared to my normal Q-stars. The feel off of my wedges and putter was horrible. The balls did feel a little heavier than others I have played. The only plus was that I couldnt lose them. I played aggressively around every hazard and they managed to stick with me for all 18 holes. I have no idea what the MSRP is, but it definitely felt like a lower end ball.

Nice Course

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Pros: Greens, fairways, range in excellent shape

Cons: No cart girl during my visit

Upon my arrival, the cart staff, pro shop staff and starter were some of the friendliest people I have met.   The range was perfectly manicured with free range balls before our round. I didnt use the chipping or putting area but both looked good.   We played the Preserve and Hatchet Creek courses (the other 9 was shut down.)   We may have chosen the wrong tees on the Preserve 9 (holes 10-18)- we played the blues and struggled right out of the gate. My favorite hole was #18 with a 185 yard forced carry that had to be hit dead straight (trees on both sides of the opening.) Once we got to the Hatchet Creek 9 (holes 19-27) the course was bit more to our skill...
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Mentally challenging

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Pros: Quarry holes that can eat you up, overall course conditions

Cons: The locals may have a lower IQ than most

This was my second time playing the course, and for the most part my round was much better than last year.   Tee boxes and fairways were in excellent shape. The greens were insanely fast for a public course - but they didnt look pretty. The first few holes, we left no ball marks, although we should have. The greens were very hard and the grass was starting to thin.   The rough was thick and punishing (probably due to the huge amount of recent rain.) Finding your ball in the rough was impossible unless you were right on top of it.   The fun part of the course is the quarry holes on the back 9. #12 requires a well placed tee shot or you will cry uncle. The other...
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