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  1. I've played two rounds with the new ball and like it. To me it feels close to the ProV1X that I've been playing all year but not quite as durable. Factor in the price and its a no-brainer. FYI - this model is completely seamless like a Srixon Z-Star where the first version had a noticeable seam.
  2. Sort of. The new 4 piece ball is listed on their web sight but as usual they sold out in less than 12 hours. I got my order in today so hopefully I can compare them to the original 4 piece next week. Same price of $29.99 for two dozen.
  3. About 25 years ago I had a similar issue. I had a set of Wilson Staff blades that I played for years. All my friends kept telling me to get something with new technology. So I got new irons and it took me a few months to get used to them. The one thing I instantly noticed was the spin I was getting on the new clubs. The grooves must have been really worn on the old blades.
  4. "I know of members who resigned at one club and switched to another here in Erie when they allowed "pressed, designer jeans" to be worn in the main dining area." I have the same issue with my club. They allow jeans in the dining room (but are banned on the course). I keep trying to get this changed to make it "business casual" after 6pm in the dining room which I feel is a fair compromise. I keep running into resistance so I am considering leaving.
  5. I have a couple Zero Restriction Goretex rain suits that I would like to maintain properly. Yesterday I went and purchased Nikwax Tech Wash wash-in cleaner and Nikwax TX Direct Wash-in DWR. I know you wash first and then apply the DWR. My question is how many times can you wash Goretex gear before you have to re-apply the DWR? I've had both rain suits about 5 years and in the past would wash them about three times a year with mild liquid detergent (Tide Free and Gentle) and use Nikwax spray-on DWR once a year. Honestly I tend to wear the jackets more as windbreakers then actually play during a rain. The rain pants and hat are only used during a rain. Thanks for comments.
  6. I played the Maxfli XS Tour years ago which was an OK ball back in the day (similar to the Precept Extra Spin). But that ball hasn't been made in probably at least 15 years. I think it even came out before the original wound urethane Revolution.
  7. I would say the graphite shafts (in the woods) are constantly improving with new materials and quality controls as they aren't limited by USGA requirements. You will see some improvements with new clubs vs 10 year old equipment but usually the marketing guys can make claims the engineers can't fully deliver.
  8. In the past 15 years there have been many improvements. If nothing else the grooves on 15 year old clubs are probably worn out. Get something that fits you properly and you will not regret it.
  9. Make sure your bag is the two-strap type as that balances better. Don't carry more weight in your bag than necessary. I carry but on hot days I use my three-wheeler so I can bring lots of water. Do what your body can handle and don't overthink it.
  10. Your logic might work if you only play one course and can tune your clubs to it. But what do you do if you play other courses? Or play your normal course but on windy or chilly days? Or tee box moved way up or back? Or don't catch a solid drive? My thinking is to have minimum gaps between clubs so you can plan on most any circumstance. My personal wood set-up is 10.5 driver, 16.5 3/4 wood, and 22 degree hybrid so I have about 6 degrees between each club. Then 4 iron on up. Works for me.
  11. Correct. The hybrid shafts are .350. All others are .335. That's what my M4 clubs (driver, 3-wood, hybrid) measure.
  12. Actual rubber grips last much longer than synthetic grips. I personally use Royal grips (rubber) and can get about five years out of them. Maybe the pitching wedge or driver might show a little wear under my left thumb but that's about it. To me Golf Pride and Winn grips seem have the shortest life. Its like the material just dies and scrubbing the grips doesn't help. With my Royals I just take quick wipe with a damp cloth after each round and they're good to go.
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  14. I got the M4 driver, 3-wood and hybrid last year. They replaced similar Titleist 913 set. What I noticed with the driver was the entire face felt like the sweet spot. When demo-ing them I looked at the face and could see I wasn't hitting every shot dead center but there was never the feeling of a dead-hit. Mitsubishi Tensei Red in driver and 3-wood and Fujikura Atmos Red in hybrid.
  15. If I recall you had to buy in bulk (a $900+ purchase) vs a single dozen. Since basically nobody has played these yet that's a real leap of faith.
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