So it is January 6, 2010. I can’t quite remember the last time I hit a golf ball. Wait, it is coming back to me. It was last year, December 21st. For me to go 16 days without playing golf is like Obama going 29 seconds without saying the word “change.” It is like JD going 12 minutes without a beer, TW going two hours without… oh boy. Nevermind.
For my last few rounds before Antarctica struck (and don’t get me started on the global warming farce because I’m freezing my golf balls off right now) I played with the new Bridgesone e6 Straight golf ball. Straight is a good thing on my home course, because left is hazard and right is hazard. Well, short is hazard and long is hazard too but I can hit a straight ball right into a water hazard short.
Should I start over? I feel like I’m twisting my own brain into a pretzel. How one twists three braincells (the max my cranium can hold) into a pretzel is another story… Think my medication prescription ran out? Nope, it is just winter here. And winter sucks because I can’t golf.
OK I have to ask before I do my e6 “Straight” overview. Is there an e6 “gay” or as I prefer to say in a more politically correct manner, “e6 heterosexually challenged?”
Thank you very much. I’ll be here all weekend.
OK I promise I’ll be good… (more…)
I’ve met a lot of neat friends through my site, The Golf Space. One is the owner, founder, creator, brains behind Weszty Golf. My pal John Wesztergom founded Weszty Golf back in 2005 and has been passionately designing and building clubs since. Weszty’s mission is to make the game more enjoyable for players of all skill levels. Today we’ll be talking about highly skilled players.
Weszy Golf Zt-C Irons Overview
The Zt-C (I’ll call them the Zt’s from this point on) is an “Enhanced Blade” iron. For those who don’t know what a “blade” is, they’re typically smaller and harder to hit but allow more control of shot shapes and launch angles. Blades also have more “feedback” or feel of shots, translated to the player through the vibration and sound of the club. Higher level players, especially PGA Tour pros, often use blades. These clubs are definitely not for a 20 handicap player.
“Our bank has refused to fund any future operations of the company.” John Hoeflich, Nickent President.
This is terribly sad. Nickent is done. I’ve always been a big Nickent fan. I believe this lowly little blog helped that company grow in the beginning with some product reviews of their hybrids and putters. The economy and lack of interest in some of their club offerings like irons and drivers led to their demise. 60 employees are now out of work as well.
I thought something fishy was up back on September 2nd when I noticed that Nickent’s web site had been moved from a .com to a .net. The .com had said “this account has been suspended” which typically is displayed by web hosts when they haven’t been paid for their service.
Currently I have two Nickent hybrids in my bag which I depend on greatly. One is a 17 degree and one a 23 degree. I have 20 degree to complete the set which I let my dad use, and he hits it so well he has informed me that I won’t be getting it back. Otherwise I might have three Nickent hybrids in my bag.
Perhaps some bigger golf company will buy up the assets and designs of Nickent and carry on some of their great hybrid designs.
Jan 28-30 in Orlando, Florida is the 2010 PGA Merchandise Show. For the 2nd year in a row after a period of not participating, Titleist will have a presence there as well as at the demo day. Demo day is the day before the show starts on the show floor.
I plan on attending the show this year so I should once again be getting the scoop on the latest and greatest from Titleist and hundreds of other golf companies in Orlando.
UPDATE: Typo fixed. Thanks to those who pounded it through my thick cranium