David Poole is a pal of mine. He’s with Golfdotz, a company which makes cool transfers for golf balls and now even golf shoes. Golfdotz, as seen here in this photo, are a much more fun and unique way of marking your balls. I prefer the skull and cross bones myself.
Two weeks ago at the biggest amateur tourney in the state, here’s the conversation from the first tee with me and 3 other players.
Player 1: “I’m playing a Titleist #2 with a blue dot”
Player 2: “I’m playing a Bridgestone 330 with a red line”
Player 3: “I’m playing a Titleist #1 with three black dots”
Me: “I’m playing a Titleist #3 with a black skull on it”
Little did I know that I was apparently playing ball which may have been illegal with the black skull Golfdotz on it. Now that isn’t the case as the USGA has approved Golfdots for use in competition.
Golfdotz are also a prize provided by my buddy David for the HOG Space Fantasy Golf 2009 season.
My Golfdots review
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Yesterday I met with my new friend Doug from “MySack.” MySack is a golf ball/tee bag you can hang from your golf bag. The bag looks like, well, a guy’s ball sack.
Not only does MySack look like a ball sack… it comes with two balls in it! Bonus! Ya gotta hand it to Doug for having the balls to “sack up” and try to make a golf product like this fly. I wish him luck.
The MySack could be a good ice breaker for that nervous first golf date you are on. I could definitely see this unit as a good giveaway or tee prize for corporate tournaments, embroidered with a Hooters logoo etc…
I just installed my MySack yesterday. I’ll be evaluating MySack, and putting MySack to the test for a review soon.
If you just gotta have one now, click here.
A couple of posts ago I did my 2009 Titelist Pro V1x review. I mentioned that I got a surprising amount of spin for the ball more touted for distance.
Yesterday I played my first full round with the new Pro V1 (not the x). I call this one Pro V1 regular flavor.
I was quite blown away by the distance I had with this rendition of the V1. I found myself on the par-4 1st hole closer to the green than I’d ever been off the tee. I was 66 yards to a back pin and the hole is 393. If a back pin is +10 yards that makes it about a 340 yard drive.
So my first impression of the new Pro V1 regular flavor, is that it is plenty long. Possibly even longer for me than the X. Is that right? I get more spin from the X and more distance from the regular flavor? WTF? Did Titleist accidentally label the two models backwards? Perhaps the regular flavor is a bit softer than the X, and allows me to compress it more.
Some reviews I really want to take my time and play a whole bunch of golf before I write them. This is the case with the new Titleist Pro V1x. I’ve played roughly my last 10 rounds or so with the new Pro V1x, enough rounds to experience the ups and downs of my normal game. For the last couple of weeks it has been ups, which doesn’t suck.
The new ProV1x has had some changes under the hood. It is no secret that Titleist had to change the ProV1 series due to their losing a court battle with Callaway over the way the ball is made.
The Pro V1x is a four piece/layer ball. The first layer, in the center of the ball is called the inner core. The inner core is 1″ in diameter and made of a material called Polybutadiene. Polybutadiene is a highly durable synthetic rubber commonly used for tires or coating electronic assemblies.
The 2nd layer is the outer core. The outer core is 1.55″ in diameter and also made of Polybutadiene.
Left: Cores – Center: Dimples and parting line – Right: Casing
Layer three is called the casing. The casing is .035″ of ionomer, a highly durable plastic/rubber.
The fourth layer (are we done with layers yet?) is a urethane elastomer, .03″ thick.
Why all the layers? What do they do?