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  1. In the practice area at my club here near Los Angeles there was a Volvik tour van and they were working with some Korean pro's, men and women. After watching them for a while one of the Volvik reps asked me about my game and the ball I used, and I told him I really like playing the Srixon Z Star. He asked me my swing speed, and not knowing, I just guessed it in the low to mid 90's. Hitting in the same setup that the other players were hitting I soon found out my REAL swing speed averaged 84mph. They make the "Vista" which is their 4 piece tour ball, but he had me hit their "Crystal" and the "DS-77" against the Srixon Z Stars I had in my bag. Pretty eye-opening when I saw the results...and FELT the results. Ended up being fit with the "Crystal" which is a true 3-piece ball. Been playing them for about 3 weeks now and couldn't be more pleased. I knew you could get CLUBS fitted, but getting properly "fit" for a golf ball was something new...and LONG overdue! I know the LPGA has a number of players using their balls, and now some of the Champions Tour players are using them too. What also surprised me was reading the results of "Independent Labs" testing that show the Volvik ball performing BETTER that even the Titleist balls. He told me that Volvik is stepping up their sponsorship of Web.Com players knowing that once they make it to the "Big Show" there will be more visibility for Volvik on the PGA tour. I'm not trying to "convert" everyone, but if you get a chance give 'em a try...might just surprise you!
  2. Hello, I won a Scotty Cameron Newport Select 2.6 black milled putter at a tournament. It has a shaft band with "34" on it for the length, and one other band that is rainbow silver with a serial number on it. My question is my other Scotty I have used for a while has a shaft band that shows length, loft, etc. Did Scotty stop using this style band? Thanks!
  3. Couldn't agree more! Golfhoy...before you spend the cash on a set of clubs that LOOK good, hit every kind you can think of. Check out the local courses you play and try playing a round with each brand of rental clubs they use. Borrow a friends' set and play a round with them. Hitting clubs on a simulator or a driving range just doesn't get it done! MOST IMPORTANT...don't let your ego...or other's...get in the way of finding what's best for YOU!!! I hate the headings they use when the golf magazines do their reviews of clubs, especially irons, and put them in catagories of "Player's Irons", "Better Player's Irons", etc. I'm a 2 handicap and I game a set of Cleveland Hibore Xli irons, 4 thru PW & GW & SW. I think they consider these "SUPER MAX Game Improvement Irons". Maybe they are made for someone who shoots a 93...but they work great for me and using them I can card a 73. Now to blow this "Player's Irons" myth completely out of the water...my Hibore's are WOMEN'S irons! The lighter weight and shorter length simply felt great when I tried them and I wouldn't trade them for anything. Sure, once in a while somebody's gonna mouth off about my "Lady's clubs"...but hitting 15 or 16 greens in regulation has a way of shutting them up real quick. You'd be surprised how many guys ask to try my irons during a round of golf! It's up to you...either find out what WORKS for YOU...or struggle with a club that just looks cool in your bag.
  4. Never found ANYTHING that could compare to the 1/4 Zip Mizuno windlite...but the ones I have are about 3 years old so I can't say about the new ones. Warm, comfortable, absolutely NO restriction when swinging. I had a navy colored one, and finally found a beige one and a black one USED on EBAY....never bought "used clothes" before, but I wanted them soo bad and that's the only place I could find them.
  5. I live near San Diego...golf 4 or 5 days a week year round...today it's raining and I'm staring out the window thinking about a wasted day. You guys back East that have real winters with snow...how do you do it?????????
  6. Perfectly fine for your skin...not only is it non-allergenic, but it doesn't have the toxins or chemicals that spray insect repellants have.
  7. Sounds crazy...but it WORKS!!! Played golf the other day with an older Gentleman that joined our threesome. The three of us are going nuts after a while with all the gnats buzzing in our ears, eyes, and noses...but not the old guy. He shared his secret with us. He uses one of those Bounce fabric softner sheets you throw in the dryer. He takes the sheet and quickly wipes his face, ears & neck with it, then throws it in his hat! The next day I tried it and it worked GREAT! I could feel the gnats buzzing my arms, so I took the sheet out of my hat, wiped my LEFT arm only and tossed it back under my hat. Guess what? They buzzed my right arm but never touched my left arm the rest of the day! Not only was I "bug-free"...I smelled pretty fresh too!
  8. I posted this photo of a bag I had seen on the golf course. I checked with a few embroidery shops here in the LA area to find out how much it would cost to have my company logo done. They all said about $500.00, the majority of the cost is preparing the artwork. Sounds a little outrages dosn't it?
  9. Was playing in Los Angeles this morning and caught up with the group in front of us on a par 3. One of the guys was a member of the band "Santana" and I took a couple of pics of his golf bag...the custom embroidery work was awesome!!!
  10. I have a TaylorMade TMX r11 TP Tour Staff Golf Bag and I am trying to find out where to get a replacement "front-belly-panel" to have customized with embroidery? I contacted Taylormade Customer Service and they were NO HELP...just told me the bags come as an "assembly" and they don't offer a replacment front panel...even though it was designed to be removed for personalization? Any one else out there having better luck than me? Thanks!!!
  11. If your looking for a VERY reliable and EASY to hit club off the tee...WITHOUT loosing distance...try the RBZ 3W Tour model. It's a 13* degree loft that will rival most drivers for distance AND control!
  12. The RBZ woods are great! FIRST time in all my years of golfing that I had a club make THAT kind of difference! The regular 3w is a 15* and the 3HL is a 17* degree. I was using the the RBZ 3W 15* and hitting it soo far I decided to try the RBZ Tour 3W. The tour model is a 13* degree loft. After one week of using the 13* degree RBZ I ended up sticking my DRIVER in the garage and now use the Tour RBZ off the tee!!!
  13. Very interested in how you like your new Spider. I use an Odyssey Backstryke and my only complaint is the insert is too soft. Seems like the Spider would have more of a solid "click" coming off the face?
  14. I have an RBZ 3wood and RBZ hybrids...luv 'em! Do you think Taylormade will eventually come out with an RBZ driver with the same type of "velocity slot" as the other RBZ woods have?
  15. I'm over 60 and I hit my 10.5* driver about 230. I just went to a RBZ 3 wood and every shot off the tee box is 240-250 and i RARELY miss a fairway! Have "retired" my driver to the garage!
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