Congratulations to you and the family.
As a fellow father of two (Boys 4 and 1) all i can say is enjoy the monent and good luck. You can join me rocking in the corner and quietly crying in a month or two
Well now that I've been fit properly... and have a driver that is probably the most solid I have ever had I'm going to attempt to do this one more time
Driver (set at 10°): 260 (carry) 275 total
4-wood (16.5°): 230-240
Hybrid (20°): 220 (though I can hit this thing 230 on call and I can hit this thing 180 when I want, best hybrid ever, PERIOD)
3-iron (21°): 215
4-iron (24°): 202
5-iron (27°): 189
6-iron (31°): 176
7-iron (35°): 164
8-iron (39°): 152
9-iron (43°): 140
PW (47°): 125- 112- 95-65
GW (52°): 110-99-83-55
SW (56°) : ?- 85- 70-50
LW (60°) ?- 75- 60- 45
I will alternate between 3-iron and 60° wedge depending on course, but by kind of going through my clock here I could probably get rid of the damn 52°.
When I first replied I was almost dead on the red with most of the longer clubs... I don't actually carry a "3-wood" so I'm not sure how to answer the this... I'm kind of in-between red and black now... only inside from GC2 do I know this. But my driver is around 260 now... my 4-wood is around 230, Hybrid 215 ish (I can do anything with it) The irons are almost dead on red just add 2-5 yards... My sand wedges are definitely shorter though. I don't hit any full shots inside of a full 8-iron (150 yards) though.
Yeah they've come a long way, mainly in the quality of materials they are using in the synthetic leather is much better as you stated in the last 30 odd years.
Real leather bags are sweet and all, but they are incredibly expensive to make... So a lot of companies have been going to synthetics over the last dozen years or so... (I'd love to have a bag with my name on it, but I'm not a pro Erik) Happy Birthday By the way,
I haven't had any experience with PU Leather... Put they use it on wood floors and such... I'm not sure of the chemistry behind it, I was a physics nerd myself. But it seems like it would work well, because you only have to refinish floors every 10 or so years because it breaks down and such,
I can't say I have polyurethane as a finish on my guitar anymore, because I actually have an American-made Strat now. But like I said, it seems like it would hold up as a synthetic leather, because real leather is expensive. ($80 for a guitar strap come on)