Back on February 8th, 2009 I posted my review of the Upright Caddy RACR. The Upright Caddy RACR is a four wheeled golf push cart or trolley (UK) which holds the golf bag in an upright position. I also sat down and talked with Andy De Carlo about the unit and gave him a face to face honest assessment of the product and what I would change if I could.
Since then Andy has come up with a newer and better model. The new unit for 2011 is called the RASR and not the RACR. Honestly I don’t get either name as neither is actually a word. In this review I’ll discuss what the strengths of the new RASR are, and also highlight the features which have been improved over the RACR. I’m fairly sure that I’ll get my RACR’s and RASR’s mixed up at some point, so I apologize in advance for that.
Just like the RACR, the RASR holds the golf bag and clubs in a vertical position. This is MUCH better than any other golf push cart on the market, no matter if they’re two, three, four or 84 wheels. Club access and bag access are all far better than carts which hold the bag at an angle. Even using a club towel is easier.
The RASR is light. The frame is made from aluminum tubes, not steel. The RASR’s wheels are a very light plastic.
The cart is easy to push because of the light frame and wheels, and the solid wheelbase.
I sense the latest fad in golf drivers developing. Last week I started testing a new Bridgestone J40 driver which isn’t the max 460cc’s. It is 445. And today Nike announced the new VR PRO Limited Edition Forged Driver which comes in a 300cc’s, pictured below.
Nike Golf VR Pro Limited Edition Forged Driver - click for more images
Nike VR Pro Limited Edition Forged Driver Photo Gallery
Nike’s VR Pro LE press release
I see a lot of golf clubs and seldom do I react like I did when the Maruman Shuttle i4000X 3-Wood arrived. This club is quite a sight to behold.
Maruman i4000x Fairway Wood - Click to zoom. I highly recommend it!
Would the performance of the club match its aesthetics?
Maruman is a Japanese golf company headquartered in Tokyo, Japan which dates back to 1950. They have two primary offerings, golf equipment and health related products. The golf division makes a complete line of men’s and women’s golf clubs, golf bags, golf shoes, golf gloves and travel bags.
And now on to the Shuttle i4000X Fairway…
Shuttle i4000X Fairway Wood Design
The first major design point about the shuttle i4000X is the size. The 3-wood is the largest on the market at 230 cubic centimeters.
If you have trouble with gauging distance on the putting green here’s a golf accessory which might help.
Personal Stimpmeter and measuring device can help you fine tune your distance control on the greens. Click for more images.
The Golf Green SpeedReader is a portable Stimpmeter and putting stroke measuring device. There are two basic functions the device features.
2/3 Scale Stimpmeter
The first feature of the device is a 2/3 scale Stimpmeter. A Stimpmeter is a device used to measure the speed of putting greens. You may hear during the Masters or PGA Tour tournaments for instance, that the “greens are a 12 on the Stimpmeter.” Slow greens measure on the “stimp” at around 8, medium 10 and fast 12+.
The Green SpeedReader is 2/3 scale, meaning that a ball which rolls 2 feet on the device would roll 3 feet on a Stimpmeter.
24 Inch Ruler
The second feature of the device is a simple 24 inch ruler. The ruler is useful for a couple of different functions. It measures the length ball rolls and can also serve as a measuring device for the putting stroke length.
How It Works
The process is simple. Roll a few balls on the green with the unit and measure how far they travel. Then lay down the ruler near your putter and work to figure out how long a putting stroke will send the ball precisely that distance. You’ll have a visual representation and feedback on how long the putt will roll versus what Stimp rating the putt measures at.
Another useful byproduct of the ruler, is that it can be used close to the putter to align the stroke.
Golf Greens SpeedReader Web Site
Hooked On Golf Blog Golf Greens SpeedReader Images
I’ve got some PING putters in the HOG review queue now. Three PING Scottsdale models to be exact. Oh my do these putters look beautiful.
Here’s a first look at the PING Senita, a descendent of the PING Craz-E.
PING Scottsdale Senita Putter - Click to zoom