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  1. [quote name='TM_HOYER' timestamp='1337617218' post='4951106'] Your choice should depend on what you are looking for. If you are looking for a yardage book replacement to help you decide where to hit and the yardage to hazards and other targets, a GPS is way to go. If you are looking primarily for yardage to the pin, then laser would be the way to go. Also if you play a lot of different courses that you are not familiar with, the GPS would be the better choice. If you play the same course all the time and know what club to hit off the tees already, a laser would be your better choice. [/quote] +1. I have both and carry both during my rounds but I use my GPS 75% or more of the time. The only time I would use my rangefinder is if I was pinhunting because I wasn't worried about the dangers or hazards around the green. If you're good enough to pinhunt, you would probably want a laser. If you are one that likes a safer shot (eg. middle of green, or part of green away from bunkers, etc), then a GOOD GPS all the way. Notice the emphasis on GOOD, not all GPS are created equal which is why so many people do not like GPS as well. You use a crappy GPS, then you think GPS sucks. Rangefinders don't really have that problem. They all seem to do the job, and if you can't lock or have trouble locking on, then it's attributed to user error!
  2. I was involved in the beta test and they did not have the shot tracking feature. Not sure if the new version will have it, but I kind of doubt it as they would probably want to test it befor releasing it. However, the unit works great! Thumbs up.
  3. [quote name='Wooderson' timestamp='1337603390' post='4949854'] That is shocking to me because I don't know much about the golf equipment business. I have never heard of Golf Town, or seen one of their stores. I would have thought Golfsmith was the largest golf retailer in America. Does anyone know how the golf equipment retailers rank? [/quote] Not sure about the accuracy, but an employee at Golf Galaxy told me that Golftown was somehow related to Golf Galaxy, either run by the people that used to run Golf Galaxy or something like that. Again, just for conversation and no idea on accuracy and too lazy to look it up. Fact: Golftown is the biggest retailer in Canada who very recently expanded in the Boston area with a few stores and stated they were going to aggresively expand into the USA market. Given that, I didn't know they were big enough to buy Golfsmith, who I thought were one of the biggest.
  4. Great price. The ignites are their entry level set (at least in terms of pricepoint). Not sure with how their performance is, but my friend bought this set for $150 which is a good price. I see this set sell for $150-$300, so $99 is definitely a good price.
  5. [quote name='Nessism' timestamp='1337522708' post='4945622'] Most common grips are made by a molding process followed by sanding down the surface to create the rough texture. With use the outer surface of the grip becomes smooth as the roughness wears away and oils from your hands embedded into the rubber. To renew the grip you need to both remove the oils AND restore the original texture, which is why I recommend the scotchbrite pad scrub down. A nylon brush to scrub the grip will not produce the same results. [/quote] good tip for people with the more "rough" texture. This would include grips like Golf Pride New Decade Multicompound right? Probably one of the most popular and widely used grips as well. My comment on ruining grips was only for grips that were softer like my iomics. But good tip, didn't know the sanding on the grips, interesting read.
  6. [quote name='FLOGMR' timestamp='1337534643' post='4946260'] [quote name='Howard Jones' timestamp='1337528381' post='4945898'] Shaft Torque means ZERO to performance, so why should grip Torque ? - Get the head square at impact, then forget the rest. There is at least 50 other parameters were a serious headache might come to play, but grip torque is NOT one of them, its a "No issue" in fitting and club performance. Comfort, Traction, Size, Taper or not, or how much, and Grip weight is whats important with grips, and those parameter do influence, but grips toque does nothing at all. [/quote] Couldn't agree more!!! Unless we all work on the premise that the grip manufacturers don't know squat about grip design ..... Any good quality grip from a reputable makers will work for you...find what is comfortable in your hands and go with it....If you are hitting the ball near the center of the face twisting is NOT an issue and if your are missing hitting really badly no grip is going to make it better. These kind of discussions remind me of the customers who are struggling to break 100 for the first time and want to talk about molecular properties of certain iron heads.....OUCH!!! If any one grip was so superior to the rest everyone on Tour would be using the same grip....take a look along the range at any Tour event and you will see a myriad of different grips....from rock hard to spongy soft [/quote] I'm not saying grip torque or twisting matters, because it could be so marginal it really has to real life effect, but then again, I don't know. Grip manufacture's like Winn DO know about grip design I'm sure and they DO (or did) recommend certain grips for faster swing speeds, just like stiffer shafts for faster swing speeds for shafts. Again, this all relates to my original question, on Winn's website directly, they actually have a grip selector and tell tell you which grips were better suited for faster swing speeds, so if you swing 110mph, there are a lot of grips that are not recommended, which again are the softer ones. However, simply saying it doesn't matter based on experience doesn't actually mean it doesn't matter. It's like a room full of people "not in the know" talking about how the golf ball doesn't matter either and the cheap ones are just as good as the premium ones. Yes, certain cheap ones might perform similarly and anybody whose really good will make both balls work well! The main point of interest for me is that the Winn used to have that on their site, regarding the importance of torque, etc. However, on the website today, there is no mention. Maybe it didn't do them any good, because part of the reason I bought the iomics is because they were soft and tacky, AND had very little torque. I really like the feel of some of the winn grips but did not buy them because on the the OFFICIAL Winn website, ** They Did NOT Recommend ** the grips I liked for faster swing speeds... and this was coming directly from their website!!! Just wondering if they took it off because it really doesn't matter, OR maybe it does but from a marketing standpoint, they're losing potential customers like me, who like really soft grips and like to learn and research things like this. It really wasn't much of a research since it was Winn that said I shouldn't buy their soft grips... I'm guessing anybody who went to their site and read about their grips on their website, who also has a fast swing speed was very put off about buying one. If the manufacture doesn't endorse it, it's really hard to go against them to buy it... I'm surprised nobody has commented on other websites that had it as well. I can't say for certain for other sites like golfpride, lamkin, etc, because I was only interested in the winn and really liked the iomics as well. I am certain for the Winn website, but not too much for the others as I wasn't too interested in them but I'll be surprised if they had no mention of this issue, ever.
  7. Westley's Tire Cleaner with "Bleche-Wite" I run water over the grip, spray with Westleys and clean with a toothbrush. Rinse well. So far, this is the best result I've had for my White Iomic Grips. Works a lot better than dishwashing liquid or soap. Depending on what type of grip you have, I don't recommend anything abrasive like the soft nylon bristle brushes or the scotchbrite pad, like the poster said, it may ruin your grip depending on what it is. I've ruined a few of my iomic grips using the soft nylon brushes and other experimental cleaning agents like Magic Eraser. To be fair, I can't remember if I ruined any grips with magic eraser, but it didn't perform as well as I hoped, it is amazing with your golf shoes though! Generally, anything softer will ruin easier with the use of the abrasive cleaning products.
  8. [quote name='FLOGMR' timestamp='1337384773' post='4940072'] [quote name='turnbowm' timestamp='1337379556' post='4939778'] [quote name='craniac24' timestamp='1337345612' post='4936874'] I've never heard of a grip having torque before. [/quote] Iomic has done research on grip torque, the results of which are summarized in the link below. [url="http://www.iomicgrips.co.uk/technology.html"]http://www.iomicgrip...technology.html[/url] [/quote] All grips will twist slightly with enough force....softer ones more and harder ones less.......this is not rocket science....don't get lost in the tiny details.....[/quote] That's exactly my question... softer ones generally twist MORE than harder ones, like you said. Now given that.. shouldn't a super fast swing speed use grips that twist less that resist twisting? So the question is does twisting matter at all? If I understand correctly, you said there are different levels that grips twist (torque), but then you said just pick a grip, suggesting twisting doesn't matter?
  9. [quote name='Zurb' timestamp='1337365258' post='4938608'] Torque from a grip? they are rating that now? Interesting. Sooo... I'm a 5 hcp with a high swing speed... I am 6'3" with relatively big hands so I use the Winn Excel in oversize. [url="http://www.winngrips.com/soft-grips/excel"]http://www.winngrips...oft-grips/excel[/url] They are soft.. and I have NO issues. In fact, I enjoy them because I don't play with a glove and the larger grip helps me quiet my hands through the hitting zone. Don't over analyze your grip choice. Pick something that you like. My only consideration is how my grips feel when damp from either heat/humidity or rain. Good luck!!!! [/quote] Actually, they WERE rating it before when I started out just 2 or 3 years ago. I really liked the Winn grips and how soft they felt. However, their website actually stated the grips (really soft ones I liked) to be for slower swing speeds and not recommended for higher swing speeds. Now, I don't see anything of the sort. I was just wondering if it's something one should pay attention to. It's almost like choosing flex for your driver shaft, except that fitting for shaft flex is widely accepted and almost deemed as a neccesity. I am not saying that the grip fitting is of the same importance or has anything significant at all, but it was just interesting and it does make a little sense, especially, when it was on the grip manufacture's website. Do any tour pros use really really soft grips that have really high level of torque? If not, it might be something to think about! Again, Just curious, and hoping to get a knowledgable answer... or maybe it's all marketing!
  10. Other than feel, does torque matter?How do you pick golf grips? Is it strictly on feel? Does swing speed matter? I used to read the different grip manufacture websites as before a lot of them had certain grips compatible with different swing speeds. The faster you swing, the less torque or twisting of the grip you want, so some of the really soft grips were only for slower swing speeds. However, I've noticed that a lot of the sites have gone away from that and do not even ask your swing speed when they select a grip for you (ie: grip selectors on websites based on certain questions). Usually, the firmer the grip, the less torque it will have better suited for faster swing speeds. Does this matter? How do you read and compare the specs between specs. I use the iomic sticky 1.8 which has a torque rating of 2.7. How would this compare to other manufacture's grips and is lower or higher better? for example, the Iomic Xgrip or Xevolution have a torque rating of 3.0.
  11. [quote name='JoEY C' timestamp='1335965291' post='4830898'] [quote name='idiotbox' timestamp='1335964590' post='4830836'] i have two and they work perfectly. i personally use a fine tipped sharpie and haven't had a problem. [/quote] Thanks for the reply. Which 2 do you have? Im only asking becuase ive bought the cheaper one from sports authoirty and they have came out like crap [/quote] if it comes out sloppy, it might be cause you need an ultra fine sharpie. Mine is custom and will work well with only the ultra fine sharpie.
  12. Please reply once you or anybody find out where to get those and pricing. It kind of looks like those pitch and putt tubes (usually individual tubes put together that also have a spike on the bottom so you can just stick it into the ground so it's upright). I can't tell if they do or not, but it seems to be a good idea if they did. Save a lot of time (and your back) bending over picking it up all the time. Wanted to add a link: something like this? [url="http://www.thriftygolfsupply.com/tube-caddies-p-93.html"]http://www.thriftygolfsupply.com/tube-caddies-p-93.html[/url] There is a spike on the bottom so it stands up. The individual tubes may be easier or more difficult to find/retrieve clubs... not sure... might be harder to put in because smaller tube size, but might be faster to locate since you can put the same club in the same slot and won't tangle because it's like a full length divider. This guy made his own: [url="http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/object/article?f=/c/a/2010/09/20/DD1K1EH7RI.DTL&object=%2Fc%2Fpictures%2F2010%2F09%2F17%2Fdd-obsession0920_0502061136.jpg"]http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/object/article?f=/c/a/2010/09/20/DD1K1EH7RI.DTL&object=%2Fc%2Fpictures%2F2010%2F09%2F17%2Fdd-obsession0920_0502061136.jpg[/url] Let me know what you prefer as I want something similar as well! I just plan to use mine for par 3 courses (pitch and putts)!
  13. I have a clicgear and would buy it again. However, if you're asking if it's definitively a lot BETTER than other carts, it's not. All the top quality ones out there are about the same and will roll just fine and with ease. Out of the two options you mentioned, clicgear or the microcart, you have to ask yourself what is important to you. The microcart's main advantage is that it folds up small, light, and most importantly, FLAT. This is huge when you try to put things into the trunk. The clicgear folds up fairly small too but because it's not flat like the microcart, you won't be able to put things in as nicely into your trunk. If the clicgear is acceptable in size, then you have many many more options and accessories that you can add on to make your golfing trip a lot more enjoyable. After all, you want a cart to make your round easier and more convenient. Accessores fits nicer on the clicgear simply because there is more room, more room for clip attachments, etc. If you are on a budget, there are alot of other brands that will do the job just as well and you may just want to get whatever you can get on sale. Just make sure it has the features you want. Name the features and see if you can get by with that cart. A suggestion might be things like: - Brake. Some only have a footbrake (which I hate), some only have a handbrake (which I find to be sufficient), some have both - Cup Holder. What kind of beverages do you like? Do you need a cooler for your beer? Do you just like to carry a BIG water bottle? Does the cart you have fit that size liquid container. If not, are you able to get what you want via an accessory? - GPS/Rangefinder. Any room for those if you use them? Any options that are nicer? - Umbrella. Do they have an umbrella attachment if your bag doesn't have one? Does your design of your bag with umbrella fit nicely on the cart? - Cool Accessories. They may include seat attachment, mitts for cold weather play, and ohter cool stuff Hope that helps.
  14. Does GPP use Fedex? Most other sites use or have an option for UPS ground and seem to have much much better shipping rates. Perhaps they would be more competitive with another shipping option. I would of purchased many times but their shipping rates have ALWAYS held me back and made me purchase elsewhere.
  15. Tour i or Tour ix at Lostgolfballs.com AAA Quality for $5.99/dozen. Hard to beat at 50 cents a ball.
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