What’s In The Bag/WITB Week Continues! So fun…
Previous WITB Week Posts:
The Truth About What’s In The Bag Photos/Articles
Why Is This Boring? What Does WITB Really Mean?
What’s In My Bag? Thanks for asking…
I field many requests asking what’s in my personal bag. Because I review so many clubs throughout a given season, my bag changes often. There are positions in my bag which are very solid, and it is doubtful that a new club will replace them. That does not mean a particular club will not be given the opportunity to oust a starter from the gamer lineup. The most solid position is the putter. Mine is hand-made by Grant Mackay in Dornoch, Scotland. I’m in the middle of reviewing an entire set of irons, a new wedge, and a new driver. Therefore my WITB is in a test mode. I’ll post both versions of my WITB below, the first being my 2014 gamer set. This is a valid WITB because of the WRX watermark. Don’t be fooled by imposters. Real WITB photos must have a watermark, since they’re such valuable assets and one must protect them from theft or misuse.
WITB – Tony Korologos 2014 River Oaks Club Champion
The Gamer Bag Above Features
The Current WITB with test clubs includes the following below:
Photos of Current Test Gear – Reviews coming soon…
Mizuno MP-T5 Wedge
Mizuno JPX850 Forged Irons
Powerbilt Air Force One Driver
New ZStar Golf Balls for 2015
Bridgestone Golf e7 Flower Pattern Dimple Highlighted
FootJoy Hyperflex Golf Shoe
Vision Golf has been selling golf balls to some 300 green grass outlets down under for about eight years. This premium Australian golf ball brand is looking to expand to north America so where do they turn? HOG!
These are “pro” or “tour” model balls, but the cover is not urethane. I’m anxious to test these out in real conditions and see how they feel and perform. They’re in the queue, and weather-permitting my testing will start soon.
Bridgestone Golf has been doing a lot with dimple design in their eSeries. The eSeries includes the e5, e6, and e7. Previously, they did a dimple-in-dimple design, which carried over into their tour balls, the B300 series. I’ve enjoyed the performance of said dimple pattern in the B330 model.
I just received some samples of the new eSeries for 2015 which feature an even more interesting dimple pattern. Below is a photo of the neat sample box.
These balls have a flower-leaf-like pattern where there are circular dimples in the center with irregular hexagon shaped leaves around them. Bridgestone calls it “Web Dimple” technology. The circular dimple still features the dimple-in-dimple pattern. See the image below, with the hexagonal leave shaped dimples highlighted.
Bridgestone Golf e7 Flower Pattern Dimple Highlighted
The dimple patterns between the e5, e6, and e7 are slightly different to the naked eye. That’s likely how they get the different flight characteristics.
New 2015 Bridgestone Golf eSeries Golf Balls
Look for my reviews of the 2015 Bridgestone Golf eSeries golf balls later this spring.
New Z-Star Golf Balls for 2015 – click image to see more
Thanks to Srixon for considering me as one of their “key industry influencers.” As said influencer, I get the privilege of playing the new 2015 Z-Star and Z-Star XV golf balls before they hit the market on February 6th. This nice box arrived on my doorstep yesterday.
I’ve reviewed the Z-Stars as well as the Z-Star XV in the past. They’re awesome golf balls. Really, there aren’t many companies out there making crappy golf balls! The technology is so good now.
I do recall that the XV is a very high compression, like 110ish. Too high for my swing speed, but I’ll try these new ones out anyway. The regular flavor Z-Star though, is perfect for my game. Love those.
Weather permitting I hope to test these golf balls out soon. It is winter here and golf rounds in northern Utah this time of year are not common. Right now we’re skiing!
I’ve snapped a few pictures of the new Z-Stars for you to check out in the HOG Srixon 2015 Z-Star Gallery.
Click the Z-Star above to see more…
CYCL’d Golf – Recycled Golf Balls
We all use recycled golf balls. Don’t you love it when you find the perfect quality ball in the bushes, just the name brand and model you like? It’s like finding money. Too often though, those found balls are junkers, destined to be put in the shag bag and perhaps used as range balls at that course which has limited flight practice balls.
It can be quite painful to pay retail for golf balls. $40-$50-$60 a dozen? That’s craziness. That could equal $5 per shot on my home course, where one brings an extra dozen for the front nine alone.
Cycl’d Golf sells recycled golf balls for those who want quality balls at a lower price. Cycl’d sells most popular brands and models, and they’re high quality (see photo below).
You might even get lucky like I did, and get a couple of Torrey Pines logo balls!
Quality used golf balls!
Pricing ranges from $12.99 for “value brand” balls and up to $17.99 for “tour” balls.
Packaging Doubles as a Putting Aid
A very unique aspect to Cycl’d’s product is the box the balls come in. With a couple of quick folds, the box turns into a putting aid. The top of the box has a hole which is two inches smaller than a regulation cup. The smaller hole helps golfers increase their accuracy.
Putting training aid in action… Nice carpet, no?
The top of the box when setup properly is at a 25 degree incline. Putts which go over the box would travel three feet past the hole. Putts that go in the hole are traveling at a pace in which they would normally travel one foot past a regular golf hole, the optimal distance as proven by many golf researchers like Dave Pelz.
I can get a dozen “tour” quality golf balls for $17 with an included putting training aid? Sign me up!
Well played and good luck with the golf venture CYCL’d.