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Cobra KING F6 Irons Review – Forgiving Control | 60S Today

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Cobra KING F6 Irons - 4 Types

Here I’ll be reviewing the Cobra KING F6 irons, intended to deliver forgiveness, feel and control through a progressive design construction and in a classic head profile.

The KING F6 earned gold medal honours on the Golf Digest Hot List for 2016.

How does the King F6 really perform when push comes to shove? Is it a viable option for higher handicaps? Is it lacking in any areas?

Read on to find out what you need to know before putting these in your bag.

What are the reviews like?

The KING F6 iron has been received extremely well with an average customer rating of 4.9/5 on Global Golf, 5/5 on RBG, very positive reviews on the official Cobra website, and positive verdicts from most of the professional critics.

What People Like

  • superb mis-hit forgiveness (both directional and distance-wise)
  • great accuracy
  • easy to hit
  • high launch
  • solid distance
  • great durability

What People Don’t Like

  • some people feel the long irons are overly thick and others are put off by their impact feel

What are the features?

Cobra calls the KING F6 the “king of progressive iron sets”.

Under Tecflo construction, where multiple construction technologies are employed, each club in the set is designed to perform differently but optimally so that golfers can hit more greens and improve their proximity.

Here’s a run-through of the set:

3-5 Irons

These have a full-hollow design with face inserts that result in a low/deep center of gravity (CG), higher launch, responsive face and easy hit.

These long irons are made out of 17-4 stainless steel and have an enclosed cavity back.

6-7 Irons

These have a half-hollow design with a very thin face and added discretionary weight for optimal CG positioning.

These mid irons are designed to be easy to hit and accurate.

8-PW

These have a traditional cavity-back design with a low and deeper CG, enabling more spin, accuracy and control into the greens.

GW-SW

These have a specialty wedge design for optimal precision and versatility around the greens including in the rough and bunkers.

These clubs have a traditional blade-style muscleback head with wider grooves for more spin potential.

Other features and technologies include:

  • a Speed Channel, an engineered channel positioned on the sole close to the leading edge and around the perimeter of the upper back cavity, increases face flexion at impact for more ball speed across the face.
  • a new nickel chrome plating and a gunmetal PVD coating that enhance durability as well as the aesthetic.
  • T.O.P. technology consisting of an engineered aluminum cap (in place of steel on dual-cavity hollow irons) which frees up 5 grams of discretionary weight and allows for the low/deep CG position mentioned above.
  • a progressive groove design: V-Grooves on the 4-6 irons for reduced spin, U-Grooves on the 7-PW for more spin, and wedge-spaced grooves on the GW-SW for touch and high spin.
  • deep perimeter undercutting that creates an unsupported face and contributes to more face flex and ball speed at impact.
  • CNC Milled Grooves for more control, workability and spin.

Stock Info

A hybrid/iron combo set is available for the KING F6. The stock set consists of 8 clubs (4-PW, GW) with FST Steel and Matrix Red Tie 65Q4 graphite stock shafts.

Full information on shafts, grips and their specs can be found on the Cobra website. The specs of the KING F6 irons are below for those interested:

ModelLoftLieOffset (mm)Length (steel)Length (graphite)Swing Weight (steel)Swing Weight (graphite)RH/LH 318°60°5.540″40.25″D1D0RH/LH 420°61°5.539.25″39.5″D1D0RH/LH 523°61.5°5.038.5″38.75″D1D0RH/LH 626°62°4.537.75″38″D1D0RH/LH 730°62.5°4.037.25″37.5″D1D0RH/LH 835°63°3.536.75″37″D1D0RH/LH 940°63.5°3.036.25″36.5″D1D0RH/LH PW45°64°2.536″36.25″D2D1RH/LH GW50°64°1.035.75″36″D2D1RH/LH SW55°64°0.835.5″35.75″D3D2RH/LH

How do these irons perform?

Distance Control

Raw distance results are about average for a game-improvement iron. What’s more important, however, is the exceptional above-average distance control even away from the center of the face.

Dispersion is nice and tight and the high launch allows for excellent control and soft landings into greens.

Slow swingers and/or golfers who tend to struggle with a low ball flight will likely gain both distance and accuracy, particularly in the longer irons. Stronger swingers who don’t need help with lift can modify their shaft to keep the flight down.

Forgiveness

A natural consequence of the low, deep positioning of the center of gravity is decreased directional forgiveness and some shot-shaping potential, but this isn’t necessarily bad.

The KING F6 isn’t going to keep your worst slices and hooks in the center of the fairway, but it will take some of the edge off, not to mention preserve a really good amount of ball speed and shot height.

I found these irons to be one of the best I’ve ever tested in terms of mis-hit distance, and that’s a pretty good distinction.

Ball Flight/Playability

I have no complaints. Typical ball flights with the stock shaft are high and straight over a pretty large area of the face.

Competent players can work shots to an extent; this capability increases as you move from the longer to the shorter irons due to the progressive spin design.

This iron is generally very stable through the rough, bunker and other trouble lies. Playability and versatility are impressive for a GI iron.

What about look, sound & feel?

The Look

The KING F6 iron set, being progressive, has top line thicknesses, offsets and sole widths (and hence forgiveness) that increase as you move from short to long in the set.

Relative to other game-improvement irons in its class, I would say that the top lines are a little thicker than what you would typically expect, but the sole widths and offsets are much more modest. The GI Fly-Z XL, for example, has more offset throughout the set.

This is one of the reasons I would say that the KING F6 iron is closer than most to the better-player side of the spectrum even though it is classified as game-improvement.

Shifting focus to the back and badge designs, we have a patterned background with some sharp Cobra labeling in a black/white/orange colour scheme.

I like the look personally and I think it would appeal to the majority of golfers. See the features section above for more details on the material construction and how the look changes through the set.

The Sound & Feel

The full-hollow irons sound less hollow and metallic than you would expect.

For the most part, the KING F6 irons have a more traditional sound at impact. Center strikes feel quite solid and mis-hits feel decent but distinctly different so that you get accurate feedback for troubleshooting.

Consistent with other aspects of the look and performance, the KING F6 sounds and feels more like a players iron than most other GI irons of its class, which is nice. The irons interact well with the turf.

Where should you buy these irons online?

Currently, the best place to find new and used KING F6 irons in all sorts of configurations at the lowest prices is eBay.

At the time of writing, they are almost out of stock on Global Golf, and they may run out in the near future. Check their current coupon codes to see what you can knock off the price.

These irons have dropped substantially in price since their initial release a few years ago. Now is a really great time to pick up a set!

Conclusion

Rating: 4.7/5 (Awesome)

Classification: Game-Improvement

Best suited for: Golfers who want a high-launching GI iron that’s more on the better-player side than most.

Pros

  • high launch can really help out slow swingers and low hitters increase their carry
  • steel and graphite stock shaft options are superb
  • forgiving without totally sacrificing workability
  • outstanding ball speed preservation across the entire face
  • better sound and feel than other similar GI irons
  • nickel plating and gunmetal coating looks and feels premium

Cons

  • aesthetic isn’t everyone’s cup of tea
  • some feel the head profile is too thick in the longer irons
  • not as forgiving as many more extreme GI irons

The Cobra KING F6 is an interesting offering from Cobra. In many ways, it doesn’t deliver what you might expect from a game-improvement iron, and leans a little bit towards the better-player end of the spectrum.

Nevertheless, with great forgiveness, solid distance, true feel, workability potential and a beginner-friendly ball flight, this is a high-quality iron that low and high handicappers could both find very appealing.

Are you interested in Cobra’s KING F6 irons? Have you played them yet? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

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Weak vs. Week | 60S Today

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Weak vs. Week

There are many words in English that can be confusing because they sound very similar but they mean very different things. Sometimes they are spelled very similar too! These confusing words are called homophones. It’s important to read and listen carefully so you can spot the difference.

One example of homophones are the two words, weak and week. They sound the same and are almost spelled the same but they mean two different things. Weak means that something is not strong, or it can break easily. But week is a measurement of time, meaning seven days.

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Let’s practice and learn how to tell the difference between these two words.

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Weak

The word weak is an adjective, meaning it describes nouns. If you are weak, you are not strong. Weak means that something is without strength or without much power.

Examples:

  1. I am weak and cannot arm wrestle my friend. (I am not strong enough to arm wrestle my friend.) Bookshelf
  2. The shelf is too weak to hold all of those books. (The shelf isn’t strong enough to hold the books.) Going to the gym
  3. I go to the gym because I am weak. (I go to the gym because I want to be strong.) Running machine
  4. The more I run, the less weak I am. (The more I run, the stronger I get.) Government
  5. The government’s power is very weak. (The government is not very strong.) a week

Week

Week is a noun. It is a measurement of time. Seven days is one week. Week can also be used in the word weekday. This means any day from Monday to Friday, or any day that isn’t on a weekend. The word weekend includes Saturday and Sunday.

Examples:

  1. I only worked three days this week. (I only worked three days out of seven.) A long week at work
  2. It’s been a long week! (The days have been passing very slowly.) Camping
  3. Sarah is going camping next week. (Sarah is going camping sometime after Sunday.) Vacation
  4. Our family is going on vacation for three weeks. (Our family is going on vacation for twenty-one days.) Getting lunch
  5. My friend and I are getting lunch this week. (My friend and I are getting lunch one day soon.) The letter E

More Tips

You can remember the difference between week and weak if you pay attention to spelling! Weak is spelled with an “a,” and week is spelled with two “e’s.” If weak only has one “e,” it isn’t as strong as the word week which has two “e’s!”

You can also think about the word week and its’ two “e’s,” as having two letters, like how a week has more than one day!

Practicing short stories about words can help you with spelling and also help you spot the difference between words.

Injured ankle

A Story to Practice Weak vs. Week

Lisa sprained her ankle last week. She was running with her friends and her foot felt very weak. When she landed on it, she fell down. She was in a lot of pain and her friends had to help her get home because she was too weak to get there alone.

Later that week, she went to the doctor. Lisa needed crutches because her ankle was still too weak to walk on. The doctor told her that she should do some small ankle exercises to strengthen the weak muscle in her foot.

Lisa likes doing her foot exercises because she enjoys working out. She likes to strengthen her muscles because it makes her feel strong. She doesn’t like feeling weak. She goes to the gym three times a week. It makes her feel good about herself.

Lisa is going to try to go on a short walk with her friends later this week. She hopes her ankle won’t be as weak.

Weak vs. Week

A Copy of the Story – Fill in the Blanks (Using Week or Weak)

Quiz

Answer the following 10 questions and then check your answers. Each question is worth 10 points.

Part 1:

  1. Which of the following is the correct definition of weak?
    1. A measurement of time
    2. To be lacking strength
    3. To be very strong
    4. Seven days
  2. Which of the following is the correct definition of week?
    1. Three days
    2. One month
    3. To have plenty of strength
    4. A measurement of time
  3. Which of the following sentences is written correctly?
    1. I am too week to lift thatbox.
    2. There are four weaks in a month.
    3. The bag ripped because it was too week for the groceries.
    4. Jennifer is going on vacation for one week with her family.
  4. Which of the following sentences is written incorrectly?
    1. My birthday is next week.
    2. When we get older, we become more weak.
    3. I exercise so I am not week.
    4. Library books are due in one week.

Part 2:

  1. My little sister is than me.
    1. weak
    2. week
    3. weaking
    4. weaker
  2. My mother works five days a .
    1. weeks
    2. weak
    3. weaker
    4. week
  3. The doctor said my ankle isstill too to play soccer.
    1. weaker
    2. weeker
    3. weak
    4. weeks
  4. Susan’s boss said she cantake two for summer vacation, andone for winter.
    1. week
    2. weaks
    3. weeks
    4. weaker
  5. John was afraid that the ropewas too to hold him.
    1. weaker
    2. weak
    3. week
    4. weeks
  6. Jeff has six off of work to heal hisshoulder.
    1. weaks
    2. week
    3. weaker
    4. weeks

Answer Key

Part 1: 1. B | 2. D | 3. D | 4. C Part 2: 1. D | 2. D | 3. C | 4. C | 5. B | 6. D

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Review: Callaway X2 Hot and X2 Hot Pro Hybrids | 60S Today

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Pros: Two different options, a Pro version with a slightly smaller head and lower launch and spin, and a standard version with more forgiveness and an easier launch. The forged Hyper Speed Face Cup produces a smooth feel and more ball speed across the face.

Cons: The look of the Pro version turns heads, but even the better player might find it takes more “work” to hit great shots.

Bottom line: Both hybrids live up to the marketing promise of higher ball speeds and more distance even on shots not hit on the sweet spot. The X2 Hot Pro is geared for the better player and creates lower-launching, more-penetrating flight and the ability to easily work the ball in any direction. On the other hand, all golfers, even better players, should seriously consider the X2 Hot Hybrid and its slightly larger, more-forgiving face and higher-launching ball flight.

Overview

Callaway continues to launch new products that offer golfers two different versions to chose from — a Pro version for better players and a standard version designed for everyone — allowing golfers of every skill level an off-the-rack choice of clubs suited to their general needs. The X2 Hot Pro hybrid, with its smaller, tour-inspired head and Aldila Tour Green shaft, is designed for the better player looking for a lower-launching, lower-spinning hybrid. The X2 Hot hybrid, designed for every golfer, has a larger face, larger sweet spot and Aldila Tour Blue shaft that makes it easier to launch the ball in the air and generate distance even on mishits.

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The Callaway X2 Hot Hybrid (above) and X2 Hot Pro hybrids have similar-looking club faces, but the body of the X2 Hot Pro is substantially slimmer.

For the first time, Callaway added its high-strength forged 455-carpenter steel cup face to the X2 Hot hybrids. Last year’s X Hot fairway woods proved that adding a forged face to a fairway wood means more distance for more players, and bringing that technology to hybrids was a natural progression. Through its precision forging process, Callaway claims it was able to increase the spring-like effect of the face not just in the center of the club, but all over the face, leading to increased distance even on mishits.

The X2 Hot hybrids are available in lofts of 19, 22, 25 and 28 degrees and come stock with Aldila’s Tour Blue 65 hybrid shaft in light, regular and stiff flexes. Stock swingweight is D0. The X2 Hot Pro hybrids come in lofts of 16, 18, 20 and 23 with an aftermarket version of Aldila’s Tour Green 75 hybrid shaft in R, S and X flexes. Stock swing weight is D2. Both hybrids will be available in stores Jan. 17 and sell for $199.

Performance

During any given round I might hit my hybrid off the tee, off the deck, from the rough or possibly even around the green, making the hybrid one of the most versatile clubs in my bag. I tested the X2 Hot and X2 Hot Pro hybrids over multiple sessions both on the course during rounds and on a Flightscope launch monitor on the driving range. My goal was to simply see if the ball flight and performance matched Callaway’s claims.

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My first few shots with the X2 Hot hybrid were on the driving range prior to a round. It only took a few swings to realize this hybrid was going to play a big role in my bag. The X2 Hot hybrid was almost effortless to launch and produced a nice ball flight that wasn’t necessarily low and boring, but also wasn’t ballooning up in the air. The turf interaction on both clubs was very nice and I could play these hybrids out of the rough or fairway. My typical ball flight with a hybrid is straight to a slight cut, however with the X2 Hot hybrid, almost all my shots on the range and in testing produced a draw. I could still work the ball left to right, but it was clear these clubs have a least a little draw bias.

I really wanted the X2 Hot Pro hybrid to produce great results for me as well. I instantly liked the look of the smaller head and clean crown. At address, the Pro hybrid really looked and felt like an iron, but with a lot more power behind it. I only hit a few shots on the range before the round, but I could tell the ball flight was more penetrating, the spin was even lower than the X2 Hot hybrid and the distance was slightly longer. However, unlike the effortless launch of the standard hybrid, I was working hard on every shot.

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Notice how much longer front to back the X2 Hot hybrid (above) is than the X2 Hot Pro hybrid. That moves the CG more rearward in the head, raising launch and spin.

Over the course of four rounds, I played the X2 Hot and X2 Hot Pro hybrids in as many on-course situations as possible. Each club continued to produce the ball flight and distance I expected. The standard hybrid was easily more forgiving, and by the middle of the week I had gained a lot of confidence in the club. The X2 Hot Pro hybrid continued to make me work for every good shot that I hit.

After on-course testing, I wanted to get on a launch monitor and confirm my theory that both hybrids live up to their marketing claims and confirm what I was seeing in the on-course testing.

Performance: Standard X2 Hot Hybrid

Over the course of an hour-long session on Flightscope, I rotated between both hybrids and threw out true mishits and outliers from the data. The majority of my swings produced shots off or near the sweet spot, not a dime size by any means, but consistent. I also tested shots off the heel and toe as well as high and low.

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The X2 Hot hybrid is designed to launch easier but still have a nice penetrating flight with lower spin than Callaway’s previous hybrids. On average, when compared to the X2 Hot Pro, the standard hybrid generated 2 mph more ball speed, 4 more yards of carry and 1.5 yards more total distance. The launch angle was actually only a half-degree higher but generated 300 more rpm of spin and a peak height that was 2 yards higher. That said, the spin numbers were much lower than my current gamer and right inline with the range I would want out of a hybrid.

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Almost every shot I hit with the X2 Hot hybrid had a draw ball flight and a very nice trajectory. What is most impressive and very important is that mishits off the heel and toe resulted in very little loss of ball speed and total distance, proving Callaway’s claim of a larger sweet spot. As expected, shots off the heel would likely minimize the draw tendency, but instead of producing a solid fade, it produced relatively straight shots or slight cuts. I really had to mishit this club to produce wildly offline shots.

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Performance: X2 Hot Pro Hybrid

Last year’s X Hot Pro hybrids, while lower spinning than previous generations, still generated more spin than some better players were looking for. Callaway took this feedback and decided to lower the CG (center of gravity) by 40 percent in an effort to decrease spin and lower ball flight. It worked. While the launch angle was only marginally lower than the X2 Hot hybrid, the overall trajectory was lower while still resulting in nice flight time and carry numbers. My spin numbers were excellent and when properly struck, the golf ball jumped off the face and flew forever.

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In contrast to the X2 Hot hybrid, the majority of my shots had less draw and I was more prone to hitting straight shots and cuts with the X2 Hot Pro hybrid. Mishits off the heel and toe still generated good ball speed, but it was much easier to mishit the Pro version. High shots and low shots on the face were more costly resulting in average distance loss of 4 to 5 yards.

Those were the averages. Where it gets really interesting is when I looked at the top five swings with both hybrids, based on carry and total distance, smash factor, spin and launch angle. The X2 Hot Pro hybrid outperforms the standard hybrid in every category except smash factor. I produced 4 more yards of carry and 7 more total yards, a straight to slight cut ball flight with a fractionally lower smash factor and lower launch. In fact, my three longest shots of the day were with the X2 Hot Pro hybrid and each shot was at least 4 yards longer than the longest X2 Hot shot. If I could be assured I would hit the ball almost perfectly every time, the X2 Hot Pro hybrid would be in my bag. However, it also means that the X2 Hot Pro hybrid is less forgiving, requires a lot more work to hit quality shots and truly is a club fit for the very best of players.

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Both clubs outperform my current gamer in every category and generated average distance gains of 5 to7 yards. But more importantly, both clubs produced results I expected based on Callaway’s claims. For the better player, the Pro version should be very enticing, but even if you favor pro models, I would recommend also testing the standard version as a comparison. For the golfer looking for help getting the ball into the air and greater forgiveness on mishits, the standard version should go to the top of the list of hybrids to test.

Looks and Feel

From the moment I took the headcover off, I was instantly impressed with the look of these clubs. Both hybrids received a very noticeable redesign that went deeper than just a new paint job. With less pinching at the toe and the heel, less offset and more scroll lines on the face, the X2 Hot hybrids have a much more iron-like look than last year’s X Hot hybrids.

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The darker grey color and darker Aldila shaft colors blend better in my opinion than the dark head and light shaft combination of last year’s X Hot hybrids. Both clubs have very clean, minimalistic crowns. The X2 Hot hybrid has a chevron alignment mark, which I like, while the Pro version is completely clean on the crown. Both clubs really look nice behind the ball at address and instill a lot of confidence prior to taking the club back.

The overall graphics package, from the clean crowns to the sweet-looking Aldila shafts, really give these clubs a nice blend of traditional and modern hybrid styling.

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Above: The “real deal” Aldila Tour Green 75 that comes stock in the X2 Hot Pro Hybrid.

The forged face feels silky smooth at impact, especially off the sweet spot, and aided in the feeling that it was almost effortless to get the ball in the air. Plenty of feedback is also available on both heel/toe and high/low hits. I knew exactly where I made contact on each shot before even looking at the impact marks. Impact with the X2 Hot Pro, with its smaller head, felt more firm and iron-like while the X2 Hot hybrid felt slightly more springy like a fairway wood. These two clubs have distinctively different feels at impact and since feel is subjective, it is another good reason to test both clubs before making a decision.

Bottom Line

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Callaway decided to rethink the look and feel of its hybrid line for this year and I think it hit a home run. The clean lines, forged face, larger sweet spot and premium shaft options all work together to create two hybrids that offer different characteristics for different types of golfers, but ultimately produce the same result: more distance on more shots.

Whether you are a high- or low-handicap golfer, both X2 Hot hybrids should be on your list of clubs to test this year.

Review: Callaway X2 Hot and X2 Hot Pro Hybrids

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Best Magnetic Golf Bracelets 2021 | 60S Today

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Best Magnetic Golf Bracelets 2021

Golf is a sport of inches, where single blades of grass can mean the difference between a round-saving par and a frustrating bogey. With these tiny margins for failure and success, it’s no wonder that the best players look for advantages everywhere they can, and for the rest of us, all we can do is take note and follow suit. While we can’t all spend an extra few hours per day at the driving range like the pros, we can emulate their equipment, which is why magnetic golf bracelets are so intriguing.

Best magnetic bracelets for golfMagnetic golf bracelets have become a popular accessory for touring professionals

You’ll see magnetic golf bracelets all over the professional golfing tours, with countless players wearing them and claiming reduced joint pain, better circulation and even boosted balance. While many of the effects are still not fully understood, we can’t argue with results, and professional golfers certainly show those round after round. If you feel like boosting your game and taking a line from the pros, you’ll be happy to see that our experts have put together a list of the Best Magnetic Golf Bracelets, giving you an edge you never knew you lacked.

Trion:Z Zen Loop Duo Magnetic Bracelet

Trion:Z Zen Loop Duo Magnetic BraceletWe’ll start with one of the most popular magnetic bracelets for golfers, from a brand that has outfitted thousands of pros to enhance their well-being. The Trion:Z Zen Loop Duo Magnetic Bracelet uses the principles of ANSPO magnetic therapy, and is equipped with four 1000 Gauss magnets, producing over 1500 negative ions per second. Discreet and sporty, this bracelet claims to reduce joint pain while increasing mobility.

Key Features: From the trusted Trion:Z brand; contains four 1000 Gauss magnets for powerful magnetic therapy.

Sabona Trio Cable Black and Silver Magnetic Bracelet

Sabona Trio Cable Black and Silver Magnetic BraceletWith its very simple design and five 1200 Gauss Samarium Cobalt magnets, the Trio Cable Black and Silver Magnetic Bracelet will go with all your golfing attire to provide you with the edge you need. A perfect magnetic golf bracelet for the smart-casual look, this bracelet contains five 1200 Gauss magnets, and is designed for those suffering from osteoarthritis. Made with stainless steel with silver-plated links, this bracelet resists rust to stay working for you as long as you need it to.

Key Features: Contains five 1200 Gauss magnets; available in four sizes; black and silver design.

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Sabona Black Carbon Fibre Stainless Magnetic Bracelet

Sabona Black Carbon Fibre Stainless Magnetic BraceletWe all know that a smart look can be important for some days on the golf course, but that doesn’t mean you can’t benefit from magnetic therapy as well. The Sabona Black Carbon Fibre Stainless Magnetic Bracelet is both stylish and powerful, with two 1200 Gauss Samarium Cobalt magnets in each of its links, ensuring maximum therapeutic benefit. Made from stainless steel with three black carbon inlays on each link, this bracelet is just as attractive as it is strong, and perfect for anyone looking for a discreet and stylish magnetic bracelet for golf.

Key Features: Two 1200 Gauss magnets in each link; available in five sizes, smart stainless steel design

Trion:Z Maxi Loop Magnetic Bracelet

Trion:Z Maxi Loop Magnetic BraceletWhen it comes to sporting performance in a magnetic golf bracelet, it’s hard to beat Trion:Z, which is why the brand both starts and finishes our list. The Trion:Z Maxi Loop Magnetic Bracelet is made with flexible, waterproof silicone, making it a perfect choice for golfing and other accuracy-based sports. Delivering over 1000 negative ions per second, the two 1000 Guass magnets in this bracelet make it ideal for increasing joint mobility while staying sporty.

Key Features: Uses patented ANSPO technology, delivers over 1000 negative ions per second, flexible and waterproof materials.

These are some of our favourite magnetic bracelets for golf, and while we can’t guarantee they’ll turn you into a scratch golfer, they certainly can’t hurt. If you suffer from arthritic pain, or are just looking for an extra psychological boost to keep your cool on the green, take a tip from the pros and try a magnetic golfing bracelet on for size. If you’re interested in a golfing magnetic bracelet but want to take a look around, check out our entire selection of Magnetic Bracelets for Golf, with dozens of options to choose from!

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  • Improved Accuracy and Consistency
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  • Better Feel
  • More Confidence
  • Lower Scores
  • More Fun

Our golfer’s scores have improved from 2 to 20 strokes! In fact, we guarantee that you will cut your shot dispersion by 50% and increase distance 5-10%.

I want to thank you and your staff for years of help with my clubs. I can honestly say that since I have started working with you, I have NEVER bought a club without your assistance. – Robert R., Denver, CO

According to a recent survey, nearly EVERY golfer can IMPROVE IMMEDIATELY with custom fitting (see full story).

  • 92% of those golfers who were custom fit for their new equipment on a launch monitor realized immediate benefits with their new equipment.
  • 80% of custom fit golfers hit the ball more accurately and consistently.
  • Those golfers who were custom fit were 22% more likely than those who were not to notice a significant improvement in their scores (two strokes or more per round and were 56% more likely to see their scores go down by more than five strokes per round).
  • Those golfers who were custom fit were 57% more likely than those who were not to strongly agree their new equipment purchase was “the best that they had ever made.”
  • Those golfers custom fit on a launch monitor were 42% more likely to complete their equipment purchase faster than those who were fit in other ways (and 17% were more likely to buy their equipment on the same day that they were custom fit).
  • Custom fit golfers spent 78% more than those who were not custom fit.
  • 69% of custom fit golfers surveyed bought equipment immediately after the process

Club Fitting Has Gone High Tech

If you have never had a custom club fitting or it has been a while since your last one, you owe it to yourself to make sure your fitting includes the latest in high tech measurements. Launch and ball flight monitors can tell you a lot, but using them to compare your performance with your existing clubs against new heads and shafts will give you the data you need to make a good decision. But there is even one more step that will take you to the next level. Read more…

The “Feel Factor” in Club Fitting

While we pride ourselves on having The best technology for custom fitting golfers, at the end of the day if a club does not feel good you will not have the confidence to make a good repeatable swing. That being said, not all golfers have a heightened sense of feel. In our club fitting interview, less than 20% of our golfers think that they are “feel” players. So what are the major factors in the “feel” of a golf club? Read More…

Why Custom Fit AND Custom Built Means Better Golf

This year you are going to play better golf and have more fun! You signed up for lessons. You are practicing at least twice a week. But now you need to fix the one part of your golf game that can help you be more consistent in every aspect; off the tee, fairway to green, and on the putting surface – your equipment. Read More…

Get More Consistent in 3 Easy Steps

After working with over 11,000 golfers in the past few years, there is one word that every golfer speaks when looking to play better golf. Consistency! But consistency in any endeavor, not just sports, requires three things: 1) the right technique, 2) the right tools for the job and 3) practice, practice, practice! And what will consistency give you? Better shots, lower scores, and more fun! Read More…

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Callaway Bertha Mini Driver | 60S Today

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world series of poker 2016 tv schedule | 60S Today

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The last hand of summer for the 2016 World Series of Poker was dealt just over a month ago at the Rio in Las Vegas and now we are just weeks away from able to relive all of the excitement of the year’s biggest tournament as ESPN begins its coverage of the WSOP on September 6 with back-to-back hours of the WSOP Circuit Global Casino Championship starting at 10 p.m. eastern on ESPN2.

Coverage of the WSOP main event begins at 8:30 PM eastern on Sept. 11. The second episode highlighting this year’s poker world championship will begin at 10 p.m. that night. Episodes will primarily air on Sundays, although the schedule will shift around a bit, but each and every week there will be seven straight weeks featuring two episodes totaling two-and-a-half hours of coverage. ESPN2 will host the first six episodes, with coverage shifting to the flagship channel at on Oct. 2.

Monday, Oct. 31 the live coverage (with a 30-minute delay) of the final table will begin at 8 p.m. on ESPN2. The following night the remaining players will return at 9 p.m. on the ESPN flagship channel to play down to a champion.

As has been the case since 2003, Norman Chad and Lon McEachern will be in the commentary booth calling the action for all of the WSOP coverage. They will be joined by Kara Scott, a veteran of the coverage for several years now herself, as well as strategy analysts Antonio Esfandiari and Phil Laak.

Here is a look at the complete schedule:

Date Time (Eastern) Event Network Tuesday, Sept. 6 10 p.m. Global Casino Championship Episode 1 ESPN2 Tuesday, Sept. 6 11 p.m. Global Casino Championship Episode 2 ESPN2 Sunday, Sept. 11 8:30 p.m. Main Event Episode 1 ESPN2 Sunday, Sept. 11 10 p.m. Main Event Episode 2 ESPN2 Sunday, Sept. 18 10:30 p.m. Main Event Episode 3 ESPN2 Monday, Sept. 19 12 a.m. Main Event Episode 4 ESPN2 Sunday, Sept. 25 8:30 p.m. Main Event Episode 5 ESPN2 Sunday, Sept. 25 10 p.m. Main Event Episode 6 ESPN2 Sunday, Oct. 2 8:30 p.m. Main Event Episode 7 ESPN Sunday, Oct. 2 10 p.m. Main Event Episode 8 ESPN Sunday, Oct. 9 8:30 p.m. Main Event Episode 9 ESPN Sunday, Oct. 9 10 p.m. Main Event Episode 10 ESPN Sunday, Oct. 16 8:30 p.m. Main Event Episode 11 ESPN Sunday, Oct. 16 10 p.m. Main Event Episode 12 ESPN Sunday, Oct. 23 8:30 p.m. Main Event Episode 13 ESPN Sunday, Oct. 23 10 p.m. Main Event Episode 14 ESPN Sunday, Oct. 30 8:30 p.m. Main Event Final Table ESPN Sunday, Oct. 30 11 p.m. Main Event Final Table ESPN2 Monday, Oct. 31 8 p.m. Main Event Final Table ESPN2 Tuesday, Nov. 1 9 p.m. Main Event Final Table ESPN Sunday, Nov. 20 9 p.m Main Event Final Table Encore ESPN

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Minimalist Golf Swing | 60S Today

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About Minimalist Golf Swing System

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The Minimalist Golf Swing System (MGSS) includes the full-swing (Minimalist Golf Swing – MGS), plus the basic pitch/bunker, chip and putt strokes.

The MGS places the body in position to deliver the club at maximum speed, from an inside path and at a shallow angle. Together that translates to better distance, direction and trajectory.

It is the only golf swing to reduce backswing movement in order to cut out inconsistency, and also positions the joints according to their design-capabilities so that there is less scope for injury.

It has been developed based on 27 years of experience teaching golfers of all skill levels, plus an extensive academic graduate-level background of almost 6 years, in all aspects of human movement (kinesiology).

What more can a golfer want but to hit the ball more consistently further, straighter, higher and with better prevention of injury?

Kiran Kanwar – Profile

Minimalist Golf Swing

Kiran Kanwar was, in 1989, India’s first female golf teaching professional, after having won the 1983 National Championship – the All India Ladies’ Open Amateur Golf Championship. She has added to her lists of ‘firsts’ in the years since. She is the only woman to have developed a unique golf swing system for both the full swing and the short game – the Minimalist Golf Swing (MGS) System, and it is the only golf swing to have been frequently tested at all stages of its development, through research and peer-reviewed publications since 1994. The MGS System is the world’s only 100% biomechanically and anatomically valid golf swing – The Minimalist Golf Swing (MGS). It is based on her strong academic background – which includes a BS (physics, math) MS (sports science, nutrition) and PhD candidate (biomechanics, structural anatomy and rehabilitation sciences, sports coaching theory) – as well as over 29 years of experience teaching and researching the golf swing. This swing system can help any skill-level of golfer hit the ball further, straighter, higher, and with less likelihood of injury. Kiran has presented her golf swing research at three World Scientific Congresses of Golf (1994, 1998 and 2012) and has also presented the Minimalist Golf Swing at ‘Golfer and the DC’ – a seminar conducted by the Motion Palpation Institute to train chiropractors to treat golfers with injury. More recently, her research testing the efficacy of the MGS on a population of senior golfers will soon be published as a paper titled “Effects of a Golf Swing Intervention on Senior Golfers’ Ball Striking and Motivation to Play Golf” in the prestigious International Journal of Sports Science and Coaching. Kiran was the only woman to be a speaker at the PGA of Asia’s First and Second Golf Teaching Conferences of 2010 and 2011. She has also conducted workshops on Golf Swing Biomechanics for The LPGA, The PGA of America’s Gateway section and LPGA Mid-West section teaching professionals; for some of the Indian Tour (PGTI) players; and for students of the Masters’ Degree course in Sports Science at Logan College of Chiropractic. Kiran Kanwar has four Class A teaching credentials – the LPGA, The PGA (GB&I, from 1995-2016), the NGA of India (also Teaching Staff) and PGA of India (also Board Member). She also has almost 30 years of golf journalism experience, is a columnist on Golf Science for My Avid Golfer magazine, Texas, and for Golf News Net. She is a member of the Golf Writers’ Association of America.

Curriculum Vitae – Kiran D. Kanwar

Kiran D. Kanwar February 2018 Education Texas Woman’s University, Denton, TX. GPA 4.0 2021 Ph.D. (candidate) Kinesiology: Biomechanics, Structural Anatomy & Rehabilitation Sciences, Sports Coaching. Logan University, St. Louis, MO. GPA 4.0 2014 M.S. Nutrition & Human Performance; Emphasis in Sports Science and Rehabilitation. Honors Award for MS Degree, Summa Cum Laude. Thesis: Intrinsic and Extrinsic Factors Associated with Golf Long-Driving Distances for Long Drivers of USA and Tour Players of India. St. Xavier’s College, Bombay University, Mumbai, India. 1976. B.S. Physics, Mathematics minor. Honors and Awards

  • By invitation member national Honor Society Phi Kappa Phi. Spring 2018.
  • Texas Woman’s University, Innovation Week. First Place Scholarship ($500). Spring 2017.
  • Logan University Honors Award for MS Degree, Summa Cum Laude. Spring 2014.
  • Logan STAR Award from Logan University Alumni Association ($500). Spring 2013.

Pioneering Innovations and Achievements

  • Developer of a unique, researched, and scientifically developed Minimalist Golf Swing, 1993 – present
  • First female golf instructor of India. 1989 – present

Golf Research Publications

  • Kanwar, K., Mann, M. (2018). Effects of a Golf Swing Intervention on Senior Golfers’ Ball Striking and Motivation to Play Golf. International Journal of Sports Science and Coaching.
  • Kanwar, K., Khan, M.A., Khan, T., Liu, H., & Lovely, R. (2018). Associations Between External Forearm Dimensions and Internal Ulnar Nerve Spaces at the Elbow. In: Conference of American Association of Anatomists. Poster.
  • Kanwar, K., Khan, M.A., Khan, T., Liu, H., & Lovely, R. (2018). Comparison of Structural Risk Factors of Medial Elbow Injury Between Males and Females. In: World Scientific Congress of Golf. Pending approval for podium presentation.
  • Kanwar, K., Mann, M. (2017). Senior golfers: Change in ball striking after a golf swing intervention. Symposium, Texas Woman’s University.
  • Kanwar, K., Mann, M. (2017). Senior golfers: Change in motivation after a golf swing intervention. Symposium, Texas Woman’s University.
  • Kanwar, K. (2017). Assessing effects of environmental predictors on golf putts for birdie. Symposium, Texas Woman’s University.
  • Kanwar, K., Shurtleff, T. L., Standeven, J.W., Engsberg, J. R. (2012). Improving Arm Positions During Golf Backswing to Improve Golf Ball Flight. Oral Paper at World Scientific Congress of Golf VI (World Scientific Congress of Golf Conference -WSCG), 2012
  • Manzella, M., Kanwar, K., Kwon, YH., Broker, J.P. (2012). Science-based Methods Improve Ball Flight. Symposium, World Scientific Congress of Golf VI, Phoenix, AZ.
  • Kanwar, K. (2012). The Roles of the Body’s Joints in Maximizing Golf Swing Efficiency. Workshop presentation at World Scientific Congress of Golf VI, Phoenix, AZ.
  • Kanwar, K. (2012). Tips for training clients who play golf. Certified News, American College of Sports Medicine.
  • Kanwar, K. (2003). Effect of right arm and shoulder kinematic modification of the take-away in the golf backswing on ball flight distance. Poster accepted by European Congress of Sports Sciences.
  • Kanwar, K. (1998). A Shorter, Wider, Backswing Modelled upon the Ball Flight Laws to Attain Better Ball Flight for all Golfers. Poster presented at Third World Scientific Congress of Golf III, St. Andrews, Scotland.
  • Kanwar, K. (1998). Teaching a ‘Pure-Width’ Backswing. Poster presented at Third World Scientific Congress of Golf III, St. Andrews, Scotland.
  • Kanwar, K. (1998). Consistently Better Ball-Striking, using a Shorter, Wider (‘Pure-Width’) Backswing. Poster presented at Third World Scientific Congress of Golf III, St. Andrews, Scotland.
  • Kanwar, K., Chowgule, R.V. (1994). One move to better ball flight. Paper presented at Second World Scientific Congress of Golf II, St. Andrews, UK.

Golf Research Conducted

  • Kanwar, K. (2016). Statistical analysis of data collected from a short-term resistance training program for improving function among resident seniors. Senior Care Centers, LLC. Dallas, TX.
  • Kanwar, K. (2010). A single-session golf swing interventional study at PGA of America’s Golf Learning and Performance Center, Port St Lucie, FL.
  • Kanwar, K. (2007). Golf industry funded research on an interventional golf swing, in collaboration with Washington University in St Louis, St Louis, MO.
  • Kanwar, K. (2006). Golf industry on an interventional golf swing, funded research in collaboration with Washington University in St Louis, St Louis, MO.
  • Kanwar, K. (2004). Golf Digest Magazine aided research to study quick improvement in female golfers’ swings.
  • Kanwar, K. (1997) Two-week research study on a scientifically correct golf swing, at The PGA, The Belfry, U.K.

Scientific Presentations at Professional Meetings

  • Kanwar, K. (2016). A Social Constructivist Approach for Writing Center Scaffolding of Graduate Students’ Capstone Projects. Poster presented at North Texas Writing Centers Association.
  • Kanwar, K. (2015). Golf-Biomechanics. Webinar presented to members of Ladies’ Professional Golf Association, Teaching & Coaching Division.
  • Kanwar, K. (2015). Writing Challenges for Graduate Students in the Sciences and Writing Center Based Solutions. Poster presented at North Texas Writing Centers Association.
  • Kanwar, K. (2012). Golf Swing Evolution based on Anatomy. Presented at a seminar ‘Golfer and the DC’ by Motion Palpation Institute.
  • Kanwar, K. (2011). Bringing Science to the Golf Swing. Seminar for PGA of America’s Gateway Section.
  • Kanwar, K. (2012 and 2011). Bringing Science to the Golf Swing .Seminar for Students of MS in Sports Science of Logan University, St Louis, MO.
  • Kanwar, K. (2011). Human Anatomy in the Golf Swing. Presentation at PGA of Asia Second Golf Conference.
  • Kanwar, K. (2010). Bringing Science to the Golf Swing. Presentation at PGA of Asia First Golf Conference.
  • Kanwar, K. (2010). A Science-based swing-template improves ball-flight tracked on 3D doppler radar launch monitor. Presentation for some members of Hooters’ Tour (golf).
  • Kanwar, K. (2009). Biomechanics, physiology, and fitness principles for better ball-striking. Workshop for Indian Tour Pros.
  • Kanwar, K. (2008). A more effective and scientific golf swing. Exhibited a unique golf swing model at PGA Merchandise Show, Orlando, FL.
  • Kanwar, K. (2008). How to Analyze and Improve Ball Flight. Conducted a workshop for Ladies’ Professional Golf Association, Teaching & Coaching Division

Teaching/Research Experience Graduate Assistant/Teaching Assistant

  • TA, Introduction to Individual and Dual Team Sports, KINS 2122, Texas Woman’s University Spring 2018.
  • TA, Anatomy Laboratory, University of North Texas Health Sciences Center, Spring 2017.
  • GA, Reading Recovery, Department of Reading, Texas Woman’s University Fall 2015, Spring 2016.
  • GA, Introduction to Nutrition (3 credit hrs.; NFS2323), Texas Woman’s University Fall 2014, Spring 2015.
  • GA, Nutrition Through the Lifecycle, (3 credit hrs.; NFS3033), Texas Woman’s University, Fall 2014.

Research Assistant

  • Logan University. Dr Mozzamil Hussain. Finite Element Modeling using Mimics software. 2012-2014.

Writing Tutor

  • Texas Woman’s University’s Write Site Spring 2015 – present.

Sports Biomechanics Research Opportunities

  • USAVolleyball women’s sitting team (winners of 2016 Olympic Gold), kinematics assessments, 2017
  • American Sports Medicine Institute. Dr. Glenn Fleisig. Internship studying biomechanics of injury in baseball pitching, 2014.

Professional Affiliations/Certifications

  • Class A member, The LPGA, Teaching & Club Professional Division (2006 – present).
  • Advanced Golf Professional, The PGA, U.K. (1995-2016).
  • Certified Personal Trainer, American College of Sports Medicine (2009).
  • Class A Member and Member Board of Management, The PGA of India, (1990- present; 2008- present).
  • Class A Member and Teaching Staff, The National Golf Academy of India (2006- present; and 2008- present).
  • Member, Golf Writers’ Association of America (2005 – present).
  • Certification: Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative Human Subjects Research (2014-present).

Other Publications

  • Kanwar, K. National Teaching Manual for India, National Initiative for Golf in Schools. 2013.
  • Kanwar, K. ‘DIY (do-it-yourself) GOLF’, a golf instruction e-book. 2006.

National Sports Championships

  • Winner, All India Ladies’ Open Amateur Golf Championship, 1983
  • Crew of winning team in Enterprise Team Racing event, Yachting Association of India, 1975.

Journalism Background

  • Columnist, Golf science topics, Avid Golfer Magazine, DFW, TX; 2015-present.
  • Columnist, Golf science topics, 60stoday.com 2017-present.
  • Contributor Golf science topics, 60stoday.com since 2016
  • Columnist, Golf Digest India. 2003-2013.
  • Columnist, “Greenpiece,” a fortnightly column which ran in India’s second largest

daily newspaper, 1991-2003. Language and Other Skills

  • English, first language.
  • Fluent in Hindi, Gujarati, Marathi.
  • Proficient in German.
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Today’s Golfer | 60S Today

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With so many different models and options to consider, picking a new putter can be a daunting task. From counter-balancing to grooved inserts, alignment aids and oversized grips, we’ve tested everything before coming up with our Top 10 MOI styled putters for 2017.

TaylorMade Tour Red Putter

TaylorMade Spider Tour Red £269

Headweight: 355g Grip: Winn Medallist or AVS Mid-Size Toe hang: Moderate

www.taylormadegolf.com

Our verdict:

A high-quality MOI putter that, in the right hands and matched to the right stroke, really performs. But you need to take time getting to know it before taking the plunge on one as it is so tailored to Jason Day’s eye and stroke.

Full review here

Odyssey OWorks Tank #7

Odyssey O-Works Tank #7 £179

Headweight: 375g Grip: Superstroke Tank Toe hang: Face Balanced

www.odysseygolf.com

Our verdict:

It’s a cracking head shape; the Versa alignment system is enhanced by some simple red highlights; and there’s a brand new insert, which feels amazing and rolls putts super smoothly. A lot of putter for £179!

Full review here

EVNRoll ER#7

EVNRoll ER7 £275

Headweight: 370g Grip: Winn Pro 1.18 Toe hang: Slight

www.evnroll.com

Our verdict:

We were really impressed with how putts interacted with the face and rolled across the green. All three testers loved the head’s simplicity, the overall weight (heavier than some) and the cracking oversized Winn grip.

Full review here

Ping Sigma G Wolverine T putter

Ping Sigma G Wolverine T from £175

Headweight: 370g Grip: Ping Pistol PP60 Toe hang: Face balanced

www.ping.com

Our verdict:

Ping has obviously worked hard on the Sigma G range and the updates over previous Ping MOI putters are notable. The new PP60 flat-fronted grip is a great size and its sharp, defined edges mean you feel when the blade is square.

Full review here

Scotty Cameron Futura 6M putter

Scotty Cameron New Futura 6M £335

Headweight: Depends on length Grip: Matador Midsize Toe hang: Face balanced

www.titleist.co.uk

Our verdict:

If you’re after super-stability you’ll struggle to find better. And if you’ve found in the past that high MOI putters usually mean some wacky, far-out head shapes, the 6M is relatively simple.

Full review here

Cleveland TFi 2135 Elevado putter

Cleveland TFi 2135 Elevado £129

Headweight: 370g Grip: Lamkin TFi Toe hang: Face Balanced

www.clevelandgolf.co.uk

Our verdict:

A very solid MOI putter and with a price tag under £130 it won’t bust the bank. Thanks to the soft insert and polymer backer it feels good, and its circular groove tech has the capability to roll putts alongside the best.

Full review here

Odyssey OWorks 2Ball putter

Odyssey O-Works 2-Ball £199

Headweight: 350g Grip: SuperStroke Pistol GT Tour or SuperStroke Slim 2.0 Toe hang: Face balanced

www.odysseygolf.com

Our verdict:

The new “microhinge” insert makes this iconic design better than ever before. For us, a straight red line across the centre of the discs on the top would raise this design up to a whole new level.

Full review here

Wilson Staff Infinite The Bean putter

Wilson Staff Infinite The Bean £95

Headweight: 365g Grip: Wilson Infinite Toe hang: Face balanced

www.wilson.com

Our verdict:

The head is cast and then its face is milled. But it doesn’t mean the Bean lacked feel or roll performance; it didn’t. If you’re open-minded regarding brand and factor in the £95 price tag, this is a solid option.

Full review here

Bettinardi Inovai 3.0

Bettinardi Inovai 3.0 £249

Headweight: 358g Grip: Lamkin Deep Etched Toe hang: Slight

www.bettinardi.com

Our verdict:

If you’re after a top, milled MOI putter, the Inovai won’t let you down and because it’s available in centre-shafted and counter-balanced designs there’s an option to suit everyone.

Full review here

Benross Tribe MDJ2 putter

Benross Tribe MDJ2 £99

Headweight: 370g Grip: Lamkin Sink RND11 Toe hang: Face balanced

www.benrossgolf.com

Our verdict:

The Tribe’s fanged head may look similar to Odyssey’s #7, which was involved in our test, but thanks to its hollow head delivering a higher pitched impact sound, performance against the premium brands was very different.

Full review here

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Eyes Always Shut

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This describes characters who appear to have their eyes shut constantly, except, perhaps, for a few instances of surprise or shock. Nevertheless, they still give every indication of being able to see — which implies that this characteristic is actually more of a pronounced squint.

This is an old device to imply wisdom; more recently, it’s been used as a device to show “wise guys”. This device, when used as such, is called “kitsune no me” in Japanese (“fox eyes” or “shifty eyes” in English).

A common variation of this trope is to make the character close his or her eyes into an arc rather than a simple horizontal line. Characters whose eyes are fixed in that position are generally optimistic and almost always unconditionally happy, but more often down-to-earth instead of ditzy. These characters may be prone to comic obliviousness, but outright stupidity is rare. The exact way the closed eyes are drawn can add a lot to this trope — representing anything from serenity, dignity, smugness, humor, indifference or even someone trying to fake any of those.

Finally, closed eyes are sometimes used to depict people who are down and out with their lives as a sign of depression.

Where Eyes Always Shut and Beware the Nice Ones overlap, the character’s eyes may open when it’s time to get dangerous, usually right before unleashing that Limit Break or entering a state of Unstoppable Rage. This is not uncommon among Affably Evil villains; if the villain always puts up a happy facade, expect those eyes to open when the Berserk Button is activated, just before that final transformation or ultimate attack is unleashed. Either way, the character’s now-visible eyes may follow other various Eye Tropes as well. Compare the Clint Squint. Dreary Half-Lidded Eyes is a downplayed trope, while in Blinding Bangs their eyes aren’t even visible.

Not to be confused with the Stanley Kubrick film, Eyes Wide Shut.

Examples with their own pages:

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