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WOW, I can not say enough about these shoes

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Pros: Comfortable, waterproof, added confidence while wearing

Cons: ZERO!

I was given a pair of the Adidas Adipower Boost golf shoes for the purpose of writing a review. My previous experience with golf shoes is a couple of pairs of FootJoys and a couple of pairs of Nikes.   I am not one to get excited about any kind of shoe, but these Adidas made me realize that there is a first for everything.   Out of the box, they looked nice, but nothing for me to get too excited about. As I put them on for the first time on the course, I was wishing that I had listened to my wife when she told me to wear them around the house first to loosen them up. After about 5 minutes of walking around with them on the practice green, any perceived tightness that I felt...
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Very impressed

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Pros: Straighter and longer than my previous ball, very nice for it's price

Cons: Can not come up with any

I was sent a box of Bridgestone e6 golf balls for the purpose of writing a review.   As a background, these balls were recommended to me years ago and I really wanted to like them, but they did nothing but find water for me - something like 2 dozen balls in 3 rounds, so I had to move on. A year ago, I did the B-Fit online and the e6 was my recommended ball, with the 330RX being the 2nd choice - and since we were reviewing the 330 series at that point, that is what I went with. I fell in love with the 330RX and it had not left my bag since.   I performed my tests over 4 rounds, alternating the e6 and 330 on each hole. Each ball saw even holes for 2 rounds and odd holes for...
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Nice ball, great value for price

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Pros: Good feel, a step up from most balls in this price range

Cons: Close to a premium ball, but just misses

I was sent a box of the Callaway Chrome Soft Balls for the purpose of writing this review.   First impressions of this ball were great. My normal ball is the Bridgestone RX 330 and this one felt comparable for a few less dollars. Unfortunately during my test rounds, Florida weather was not what we consider normal. This ball did not see any play in temperatures above 60 degrees and was played mostly in temperatures of 35 to 50 degrees.   Callaway claims that this ball will allow me to compress (deform) the ball like a tour player and I am obviously a bit out of that skill level, even with the chrome.   Overall, this ball felt great in every step of the game - driver,...
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Nice little ball marker

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Pros: Marks a ball as well as any other marker, can easily be flipped over so you can remember when you moved your mark for an opponent

Cons: Does not agitate my playing partners like my Yankees mark does

I recently received the WarSpec Spec1 Black Oxide ball marker for the purpose of writing a review.   My marker came with a little sight line cut into it and my initials etched into the bottom side of it.   The nice features are the curved front edge that fits nicely around a golf ball and being able to flip the marker over when you move your mark, so you will remember to move your ball back to it's original position. The sight line is also a nice addition, but I did not find much use in it since my golf balls already have an alignment aide on them.   Additional (less important comments) would be that the marker did not seem to effectively stop a ball that hit it and...
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Works as advertised - wish I knew of this years ago

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Pros: Relieves / eliminates back pain, easy to use

Cons: Slight discomfort while sitting down wearing the belt

I received the Serola Sacroiliac Belt for the purpose of writing a review. As someone who generally suffers from back pain due to spending the better part of 60 hours a week in a vehicle, I was both excited and skeptical to try it out,   The belt was easy to put on and easy to figure out how to wear it. I tried it out on the range and for a full round of golf. Golfing in 90 plus degrees led me to use the belt on the outside of my clothing. I tested it out on a Friday so the only person that would be curious as to what I was wearing would be the cart girl. I will say that the belt in no way restricted or affected my golf swing while playing.   I wear it constantly around the...
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For those that do not like to mark their golf balls

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Pros: Liked the color, feel when putting

Cons: Turned a slight fade into a full blown slice

I was given a sleeve of these balls for the purpose of writing a review. Unfortunately, my strong success with the white S3 ball may have made the orange ball look a little less favorable to me.   Off the tee, I could not keep this ball in the fairway. Currently, I play a slight fade off the tee with an occasional left hook. All of the driver shots with this ball sliced into the right garbage. The good news was, even though this ball was often hit into the pine needles, its orange color still stuck out enough for me not to lose it.   Off of my irons and wedges, no complaints and nothing that made the ball stand out to me.   I will say the ball performed above average...
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Nice performing ball

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Pros: Durable, nice feel, good distance

Cons: May have to retire it before I lose it

I received a sleeve of these balls in addition to a sleeve of Volvik's colored balls for the purpose of a review.   Knowing that I was receiving these balls, I averaged out my stats with my normal ball (Bridgestone 330rx.)   After playing 2 rounds with this ball - they seem to both perform the same for me - distance, putting, fairways, etc. With this ball, my drives are straight and on my longer ones, the Volvik seems to fly a bit further.   On the green, I cant explain it, but this ball just seems to find the hole every time. While testing these, our greens were lightning fast and I had no problem with extra roll off of the green,   I have played the same ball...
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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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