Got the new wedges yesterday and here are my initial thoughts.
1 - finish is much softer, more like a satin finish and not nearly as bright as the images on Rock Bottom's website. I consider it a plus.
2 - did a little chipping with them and some full swings using foam balls and they seem very well balanced and I swing them well...as well as others I have tried that cost more.
3 - the components seem well made, the grips are a little disappointing (thin feeling) but they aren't unusable. I've been planning to get new grips for my driver and fairway woods anyhow so I need to do 5 instead of 3 now, no biggie.
Hoping to get 9-holes in at the Par 3 course tomorrow evening and see how they perform there and how the finish holds up.
I'll take a stab at interpreting hasty smart phone predictive typing post.
"Tiger in his 2014 and early 2015 days before taking the break for his injury was generally behind the field in strokes so how was that affecting his ego?"
Was I close @Natural Patrick?
IMO it's not a sport, period.
As far as the skills, I'm hardly an expert but it seems a little more like billiards with knowing banking angles. Don't see a lot of curving breaks across slopes, occasional ramps yes, but they tend to be straight. Lots of holes don't have the penal downhill runout where the ball goes forever on a miss. I wonder how these carpets typically stimp?
That's a de jure distinction of actually like situations only within the bubble of the rules. It's not a de facto distinction in the regular world where objects at rest tend to remain at rest.
If I step near a ball that has come (in actuality) to rest on the lip in order to tap it in and that causes it to go in saving me a stroke, I am automatically not at fault per the rules. But if I step in to putt a ball that is not near the lip then I could be liable for causing a ball to move if it happens to shift sooner rather than later under the influence of my steps and weight on the ground. I see those two scenarios as fundamentally alike.
I wouldn’t like not awarding those putts. But I could see not doing so being consistent with the principle of treating like situations alike. I mentioned it to underscore that it seemed an exception to the principles has already been made in a general rule for a ball at rest because of its special location (by the hole) as some have suggested in the thread (on the green) as ways to improve the current 18-2 rule.