Rick Shiels - Wilson Staff Cortex Review

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  • MattyO1984MattyO1984 Members Posts: 4,747 ✭✭
    Glad to see that I am not the only one who has given up on Shiels! I was thinking that I was perhaps being a little harsh but he has gone from being the first vlogger I used to check out to being the one I will watch if I literally have nothing else to do. Him trying to move into being more of a presenter as well is horrendous. The stuff he did at The Open was awful.




    I would rather watch Bobcat review the SLDR-C.




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  • QuigleyDUQuigleyDU Members Posts: 6,232 ✭✭
    edited Nov 30, 2018 #33
    jezz, i dont get all the shade at Rick. he does a decent job, i find him funny and more entertaining the Mark. i feel that people dont like him because he is successful. which is pathetic.



    people can label him a sellout, but i would sell out in an instant. as would everyone.
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  • dtowngolfdtowngolf Members Posts: 693
    edited Nov 30, 2018 #34
    Does it really matter? I have the upmost respect for what he does but I could honestly care less what any of the social media guys play.
  • SEP1006SEP1006 Pearland, Tx.ClubWRX Posts: 853 ClubWRX


    I've never seen the hate for a club like I've witnessed with the Cortex. It's like people want to be a part of the "IN" crowd, so they join in the bullying of the new kid who represents something different from the status








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  • bogeyprobogeypro The Original Bogeypro ClubWRX Posts: 3,190 ClubWRX
    edited Nov 30, 2018 #36
    I don’t understand why people get so upset at shiels. It must be jealousy. He’s Just a guy that reviews golf clubs and gives opinions. What in the world could he do to upset folks?! Seriously folks, some of you really need to relax. If you don’t like his style, don’t watch. I don’t understand why folks trash the guy for no apparent reason.
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  • J13J13 Dad golf Members Posts: 15,279 ✭✭
    1. Rick Shiels does a good job with the reviews especially the new format

    2. Good for him in getting the WS/Golf Channel gig

    3. Cortex is overpriced and will do marginally better than Triton but still fail by industry standards. My guess is they didn't make many.
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  • kmay__kmay__ Members Posts: 218 ✭✭
    "I've absolutely ripped that one" haha
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  • Louisking1Louisking1 Members Posts: 152 ✭✭
    Shiels does just an ok job in my opinion befare crossfield straight as die crossy. I didn’t really like the reviews shiels did on the mizuno woods I would see y he hates the sound personal opinion but then he disses the blue colour on the heads when games a cobra f7 3 wood in cheap tacky blue finish which is just horrible and the blue on mizunos is actually nice and Rick only uploads like 1 or twice a months at least crossfield is one or two a day with vlogs 👍🏼
  • bobcatbobcat Members Posts: 3,916 ✭✭
    edited Nov 30, 2018 #40


    I would rather watch Bobcat review the SLDR-C.




    Right On Gary!...Just do a search to find one!... image/good.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':good:' />





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  • daleheaddalehead Members Posts: 1,441 ✭✭
    QuigleyDU wrote:


    jezz, i dont get all the shade at Rick. he does a decent job, i find him funny and more entertaining the Mark. i feel that people dont like him because he is successful. which is pathetic.



    people can label him a sellout, but i would sell out in an instant. as would everyone.




    Exactly. You see the same pattern everywhere. The early adopters say your cool, insightful, independent, objective. When you become popular the same people call you a sell out and "Hollywood".
  • daleheaddalehead Members Posts: 1,441 ✭✭


    Unless you hit an enormous freaking hook with every swing than Shiels is useless, he rights off basically anything expensive or that works for a low spin player.




    Disagree about him writing off anything that works for a low spin player, after all he plays a G400 LS. He does point out that low spin drivers are not a good match for golfers with slow swing speeds.
  • daleheaddalehead Members Posts: 1,441 ✭✭
    If you're watching any of these reviewers for anything but basic information and entertainment you're wasting your time. Why? Because any club will work. Assuming it's at least a close fit, in the hands of a skilled golfer it will hit the ball straight and an appropriate distance. Does that mean it will work in your hands? Absolutely not. Conversely a club that one reviewer doesn't like may be perfect for you. If you are in the market for new clubs spend you time going to a demo day or getting a fitting instead of watching You Tube videos.
  • QuigleyDUQuigleyDU Members Posts: 6,232 ✭✭
    dalehead wrote:


    If you're watching any of these reviewers for anything but basic information and entertainment you're wasting your time. Why? Because any club will work. Assuming it's at least a close fit, in the hands of a skilled golfer it will hit the ball straight and an appropriate distance. Does that mean it will work in your hands? Absolutely not. Conversely a club that one reviewer doesn't like may be perfect for you. If you are in the market for new clubs spend you time going to a demo day or getting a fitting instead of watching You Tube videos.




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  • Joker91Joker91 Members Posts: 452 ✭✭
    Rick is still ok, but has gotten more clickbaity with his content. "Want to hole more putts? Just do THIS!!!!" stuff like that. The fun stuff like the old clubs, the grooveless wedge, and the 750cc driver are interesting. I do miss the old vlogs with Pete, Carter, and Fryer.

    His reviews are fine, no better or worse than anyone else out there. I do like that he takes clubs out on the course now. His swing speed/skill set are what they are and not comparable to the average golfer. Most reviewers aren't. His mid handicap reviews with Rob Potter were nice when he was running those.



    I find myself watching Crossfield more and more recently. I couldn't stand him and the group in the vlogs when I first started watching, but they have grown on me. His reviews are fine too. He's more willing to speak his mind than some of the other guys out there.
  • uscgolfguyuscgolfguy Members Posts: 176
    edited Nov 30, 2018 #46
    kmay__ wrote:


    "I've absolutely ripped that one" haha




    First one to actually provide a quote....SO, how is that Triton working out?



  • andrieddleandrieddle Members Posts: 1,798 ✭✭
    Cortex might get some traction if the tour players are gaming them, if they don't then it won't stand a chance. Same goes for Mizuno and Srixon woods. Cobra woods are being played by their tour players and doing ok.
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  • RATRAT RAT Members Posts: 197
    Well I just gave the Cortex a test flight and it's for real ! A "THUNDERBOLT" . This club is as better then any out there!!! !! My neighbor just dumped his nice new TM M ? what ever for the Cortex and It is truly a contender for " Driver of the Year". Gary Woodland has seen the light and switched to Wilson.. The Cortex is not only the best looking club driver ever, it will be the club you will want after you try it ..
  • mrmikeacmrmikeac Members Posts: 365 ✭✭
    RAT wrote:


    Well I just gave the Cortex a test flight and it's for real ! A "THUNDERBOLT" . This club is as better then any out there!!! !! My neighbor just dumped his nice new TM M ? what ever for the Cortex and It is truly a contender for " Driver of the Year". Gary Woodland has seen the light and switched to Wilson.. The Cortex is not only the best looking club driver ever, it will be the club you will want after you try it ..






    Uhhhhhhhhh....ok.......................I’ll stick with my TS2 but thank you for the VERY convincing and persuasive uhhhhhhhhh, write up? Yeah, write up. Good talk.

    mrmikeac wrote:

    RAT wrote:


    Well I just gave the Cortex a test flight and it's for real ! A "THUNDERBOLT" . This club is as better then any out there!!! !! My neighbor just dumped his nice new TM M ? what ever for the Cortex and It is truly a contender for " Driver of the Year". Gary Woodland has seen the light and switched to Wilson.. The Cortex is not only the best looking club driver ever, it will be the club you will want after you try it ..






    Uhhhhhhhhh....ok.......................I’ll stick with my TS2 but thank you for the VERY convincing and persuasive uhhhhhhhhh, write up? Yeah, write up. Good talk.




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  • uscgolfguyuscgolfguy Members Posts: 176
    Current pulse...



    49 comments, 3,599 views and so far only one individual followed the directions despite everyone else going CrAzY &#55357;&#56860; about Rick Shiels....OH, and a few “clickbaits”!!!



    Maybe we should start another thread titled “What’s Your Thoughts on Rick Shiels” just to see how far off tangent we can get and how many people we can upset???





    Maybe we should have a Wilson Shootout...Triton vs. Cortex...The Ultimate Loser...
  • boggymanboggyman Members Posts: 2,546 ✭✭
    mrmikeac wrote:

    RAT wrote:


    Well I just gave the Cortex a test flight and it's for real ! A "THUNDERBOLT" . This club is as better then any out there!!! !! My neighbor just dumped his nice new TM M ? what ever for the Cortex and It is truly a contender for " Driver of the Year". Gary Woodland has seen the light and switched to Wilson.. The Cortex is not only the best looking club driver ever, it will be the club you will want after you try it ..






    Uhhhhhhhhh....ok.......................I’ll stick with my TS2 but thank you for the VERY convincing and persuasive uhhhhhhhhh, write up? Yeah, write up. Good talk.


    mrmikeac wrote:

    RAT wrote:


    Well I just gave the Cortex a test flight and it's for real ! A "THUNDERBOLT" . This club is as better then any out there!!! !! My neighbor just dumped his nice new TM M ? what ever for the Cortex and It is truly a contender for " Driver of the Year". Gary Woodland has seen the light and switched to Wilson.. The Cortex is not only the best looking club driver ever, it will be the club you will want after you try it ..






    Uhhhhhhhhh....ok.......................I’ll stick with my TS2 but thank you for the VERY convincing and persuasive uhhhhhhhhh, write up? Yeah, write up. Good talk.




    Gary Woodland has seen the light BAHHAHAHAHAHAHA


    Short and simple here Jr, it put my Rogue to rest. Hope you enjoy your TS2.✌️
  • Gary GutfulGary Gutful Members Posts: 1,167 ✭✭
    uscgolfguy wrote:


    Current pulse...



    49 comments, 3,599 views and so far only one individual followed the directions despite everyone else going CrAzY �� about Rick Shiels....OH, and a few “clickbaits”!!!



    Maybe we should start another thread titled “What’s Your Thoughts on Rick Shiels” just to see how far off tangent we can get and how many people we can upset???





    Maybe we should have a Wilson Shootout...Triton vs. Cortex...The Ultimate Loser...


    Please don't start another thread.
  • marlowe70marlowe70 righty playing lefty Members Posts: 246 ✭✭
    With him being at the show....



    Why isn`t he the first one to post a review?
  • uscgolfguyuscgolfguy Members Posts: 176

    uscgolfguy wrote:


    Current pulse...



    49 comments, 3,599 views and so far only one individual followed the directions despite everyone else going CrAzY �� about Rick Shiels....OH, and a few “clickbaits”!!!



    Maybe we should start another thread titled “What’s Your Thoughts on Rick Shiels” just to see how far off tangent we can get and how many people we can upset???





    Maybe we should have a Wilson Shootout...Triton vs. Cortex...The Ultimate Loser...


    Please don't start another thread.




    HA!
  • Double GeeDouble Gee Members Posts: 1,081 ✭✭
    Tzoid wrote:



    I've never seen the hate for a club like I've witnessed with the Cortex. It's like people want to be a part of the "IN" crowd, so they join in the bullying of the new kid who represents something different from the status






    You're the third comment post.... I'm # 5. where is the HATE ? Are you suffering from something we should all know about?




    Read all the Cortex threads... The negative objectivity of this board is almost embarrassing.

    TaylorMade, Callaway and Ping are the 3 ugly sisters and little Cortex wants to go to the ball!
  • mrmikeacmrmikeac Members Posts: 365 ✭✭
    I just think it’s hilarious how much attention this club has been getting. If the M series drivers and the Flash were to be released right now, this thread would be on the bottom of the list. I wouldn’t even worry about testing this club until the other OEM’s release theirs in a couple of months, then go ahead and test them all against each other. For now, no sense in dropping $500 on a club that is "just as good"
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  • boggymanboggyman Members Posts: 2,546 ✭✭
    edited Dec 1, 2018 #57
    mrmikeac wrote:


    I just think it’s hilarious how much attention this club has been getting. If the M series drivers and the Flash were to be released right now, this thread would be on the bottom of the list. I wouldn’t even worry about testing this club until the other OEM’s release theirs in a couple of months, then go ahead and test them all against each other. For now, no sense in dropping $500 on a club that is "just as good"


    AND when the other OEMs s release theirs at $500, the same ones B....... now won’t say a word!! I be I could get an old G15 from my spare bags and it’ll hold its own. I do own the Cortex and so far like it. As I said in an earlier post, it benched my Rogue that I’ll hock for something else I really don’t need but oh well.
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  • radimanradiman Members Posts: 4,638 ✭✭
    boggyman wrote:

    mrmikeac wrote:


    I just think it’s hilarious how much attention this club has been getting. If the M series drivers and the Flash were to be released right now, this thread would be on the bottom of the list. I wouldn’t even worry about testing this club until the other OEM’s release theirs in a couple of months, then go ahead and test them all against each other. For now, no sense in dropping $500 on a club that is "just as good"


    AND when the other IEMs release theirs at $500, the same ones B....... now won’t say a word!! I be I could get an old G15 from my spare bags and it’ll hold its own. I do own the Cortex and so far like it. As I said in an earlier post, it benched my Rogue that I’ll Hock for something else I really don’t need but oh well.




    You mean the OEM's that have demo heads available? With multiple shaft options to dial in? The same OEM's that have a track record of proven performance in the driver space?



    Why is it so hard to fathom that Wilson has a huge perception issue to overcome?
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  • TollBrosTollBros Overseer of the Test Range Sponsors Posts: 4,848 ✭✭
    edited Dec 1, 2018 #59
    He bags Wilson irons so I'm guessing there's some money changing hands with Wilson for some gentle reviews. As well as him being ON the informercial/TV show and collecting a nice check for that as well. He may very well love it, but he's got a lot of monatary incentive to as well.
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  • boggymanboggyman Members Posts: 2,546 ✭✭
    edited Dec 1, 2018 #60
    radiman wrote:

    boggyman wrote:

    mrmikeac wrote:


    I just think it’s hilarious how much attention this club has been getting. If the M series drivers and the Flash were to be released right now, this thread would be on the bottom of the list. I wouldn’t even worry about testing this club until the other OEM’s release theirs in a couple of months, then go ahead and test them all against each other. For now, no sense in dropping $500 on a club that is "just as good"


    AND when the other IEMs release theirs at $500, the same ones B....... now won’t say a word!! I be I could get an old G15 from my spare bags and it’ll hold its own. I do own the Cortex and so far like it. As I said in an earlier post, it benched my Rogue that I’ll Hock for something else I really don’t need but oh well.




    You mean the OEM's that have demo heads available? With multiple shaft options to dial in? The same OEM's that have a track record of proven performance in the driver space?



    Why is it so hard to fathom that Wilson has a huge perception issue to overcome?


    It’s not hard to fathom they have a perception to overcome. Never said a word about that. All I’ll say is this, bar none their products are as good as anything out. Like it or not. They don’t promise blind consumers 17 yards one year and then say, oh, these irons are another 10 yards per club longer the next. MAYBE you will get the point. Not trying by no means to start a pudding match.It’s well known that their marketing sucks. Yet they remain on a 2 year cycle unlike most with new products. Sure, they need more presence with their demo stuff and fitting carts. If people would , if available, just try their products maybe the light would be shed a little more. On a final note, why would people put all their faith in a review by one man alone to make their minds up on a product? If you, and I use “you” as a whole, put ones fsith in that alone. That’s very blind indeed. Enjoy the rest of your day.
  • Hawkeye77Hawkeye77 Countdown to The Masters! ClubWRX Posts: 17,393 ClubWRX
    edited Dec 1, 2018 #61
    uscgolfguy wrote:


    Current pulse...



    49 comments, 3,599 views and so far only one individual followed the directions despite everyone else going CrAzY �� about Rick Shiels....OH, and a few “clickbaits”!!!



    Maybe we should start another thread titled “What’s Your Thoughts on Rick Shiels” just to see how far off tangent we can get and how many people we can upset???





    Maybe we should have a Wilson Shootout...Triton vs. Cortex...The Ultimate Loser...




    I wonder who started this thread?



    Keeping track of stats for a thread you start and then touting them is, well I can't decide between weird or borderline creepy.



    Edit: creepy probably not, I'll just stick with a little weird, but have fun watching the clicks



    I don't hold Shiels' success against him at all. I'll admit I watch him a lot less than I used to, just not as much going on with his content last few months that is for me, but still keep tabs - seems like a good guy, has a great family, more power to him.
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