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nike lunar control vapor golf shoes

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nike golf shoes changed my life.  i think i’ve tried every other brand and nothing has come close to my nikes.  last season i bought a pair of fi impact nikes and they were the most comfortable golf shoe i’ve ever worn.  they’re beat to hell.  i need some new ones.  unfortunately, nike doesn’t sell the fi impacts anymore which is why i’m going to give these lunar control vapor golf shoes a whirl.  they’re on the pricier side, but they’re supposed to offer a little more support and traction which is crucial in the golf swing.  oh, and rory mcilroy wears them, so they must be good.

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masters “patron” t-shirt

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no one really needs a new t-shirt, but this is one you can’t miss.  we’re 14 days away from masters week 2017 and to celebrate classic georgia has made their very own “patron” t-shirt.  they nailed the colors.  it’s perfect.  i ordered one immediately.  do yourself a favor and do the same, so that it will arrive in time for the greatest week in sports.  i’m already dreaming about cheap beer and pimento cheese sandwiches.  it can’t get here soon enough.

callaway great big bertha epic driver

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yesterday afternoon i went to get fitted for a new callaway great big bertha epic driver.  the reviews on this driver are better than any other driver i can remember reading about.  it’s supposed to increase ball speed, smash factor, distance, etc.  for lack of a better term, it’s supposed to be epic.  (nice job callaway on the name.)

anyway, i hit it for about an hour.  i tried 6 different shafts – including the same one i’m hitting with in my m2 – and the numbers were about the same across the board.  sadly, my spin rate increased with the gbb epic.  i don’t get it.  the reviews said my life would be forever changed.  i wanted to leave with a new driver on order.

i’m going to give it another test run in a couple of months once my spring / summer swing comes back and the weather warms up.  the club pro also recommended i try it with their callaway rep because they carry a lot more shaft options than the club.

i’m not giving up yet, but my first go with the callaway gbb epic was a bit of a disappointment.  i love the look of it and the muted sound it makes when you hit the center of the club.  the numbers just weren’t there.  i’ll post a follow up when i try it again in a couple of months.  until then, i’ll keep chugging along with my 2016 taylormade m2 which is pretty damn epic as well.

nike lunar control 4 golf shoes

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my golf blog didn’t really take off.  i didn’t realize it at the time, but blogging about golf is pretty damn hard.  it would also be a full time job and i have a job and don’t want to lose that one.  i’m going to combine the two blogs and occasionally throw up some golf stuff on here.  i hope you don’t mind.

yesterday nike released their new lunar control golf shoe (which should be called “the rory” but whatever it’s not up to me).  i absolutely love them.  i bought a pair of lunar control 3s this summer and they are the ultimate in comfort and function.  these are apparently lighter and more comfortable with improved cleats (or spikes if you will).  they also feature an extra large swoosh across the front.  be prepared to see a lot of these when the weather gets warm.

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new blog: notes from the range

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“golf is deceptively simple and endlessly complicated; it satisfies the soul and frustrates the intellect. it is at the same time rewarding and maddening – and it is without a doubt the greatest game mankind has ever invented.”

– arnold palmer

it’s been a minute since i’ve posted anything on here.  some of you might have been wondering where i’ve disappeared to or maybe you haven’t (it won’t hurt my feelings if it’s the latter).  this summer i’ve become a bit golf obsessed which i tell my girlfriend is a good thing because it keeps me off the streets and off of hard drugs (that’s a joke btw).  i have this crazy goal that i want to become scratch sometime in the next 2-3 years and play a qualifying round for the us open.  the big problem is that i’m currently 9.1 handicap index points away from said goal and my game is nowhere near as close as it needs to be.  the bottom line is that i have a lot of work left to do.  with that said, i’ve started a new blog to chronicle my golf exploits (and obsession).  it’s called notes from the range and you can access it here.  i’ll still be posting on to take the train from time to time, but if you really want to know what i’m up to, please check out notes from the range.

golf kit 2015

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i’ve caught the golf bug.  i always get it around this time of year.  it usually last for 3 or 4 months and then disappears when the weather gets cold.  i’m not a great golfer, but i aspire to be.  the first step to reaching that goal is to look like a golfer.  with that said, here’s what i’m wearing and swinging this summer:

travis mathews golf shirt – these shirts are amazing.  they are fitted and have a retro feel to them.  if they’re good enough for bubba, they’re good enough for me.

ecco golf shoes – i used to think these looked ridiculous.  not anymore.  i couldn’t play without them.  they are the most comfortable golf shoes on the market and i’ve pretty much tried them all.  not even joking.

yeti rambler – it will keep your drink cool for days.  days.  did you hear that?  days.

scotty cameron newport 2.5 putter – the very first “big” item i ever purchased with my own money was a scotty cameron putter.  i now own 4 of them.  i refuse to putt with anything else.

titleist pro v1 golf balls – the best golf balls on the market (in my opinion).

masters tour visor – i realize tour visors are super fratty, but i don’t care.  they are essential to my golf game.  no link provided, but you may be able to find one on ebay.

callaway big bertha alpha 815 driver – i must confess.  i don’t own this driver, but i will before the end of the summer.  i bought two callaway fairway woods last year and trust that this driver is the best on the market.  i’ll keep you posted.

arsenal ball marker poker chips – you need something to mark your ball with, so why not show your support for the best football club on the planet.

scotty cameron belt buckle – you will never catch me in a white belt, but that doesn’t mean i’m not going to rock a dope belt buckle while i’m taking your $3 (nassau, bitches).

j. crew 9″ stanton shorts – 9″ is the perfect shorts length for the golf course.  please no chubbies or stand up shorts.  leave your balls in your bag (see what i did there?  i am hilarious.)

happy masters week

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it’s masters week.  this has to be the best week of the year.  my dad and i hit the monday practice round.  i left with more loot than i probably should have including this vintage looking hat.  don’t quote me on this, but i believe they introduced it in 2013.  like the tour visors, it sells out quickly.  i did a little research (i.e. 15 second google search) to see if i could find a masters hat from the 70’s that looked like this one, but it appears to be a new design made to look vintage.  normally, i would scoff at something like this, but not this hat – i’m into it.

you didn’t ask, but i’m going to give you my picks this year.  i think bubba wins again.  he was drilling the ball on monday.  tough to bet against him.  if you’re looking for some wildcards, check out hideki matsuyama, branden grace, gary woodland, and russell henley.