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Ping G-Series Fairway | 60S Today

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Four stars Ping G Series 3 wood

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Club as described and arrived in timely fashion. Pleased with purchase

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Leupold GX-2i2 Laser Rangefinder Review | 60S Today

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50 Words or Less

The Leupold GX-2i2 laser rangefinder packs the performance and features of the top-tier rangefinders into a mid-price laser. Unparalleled precision and optics.

Introduction

Previously, if you wanted a laser rangefinder that had slope measuring capability and was tournament legal, you had to spend $500 for something like the GX-4i2. Now Leupold is packing all that same functionality into the GX-2i2 rangefinder at a substantially lower price point. Is Leupold’s latest rangefinder the category’s ultimate value? We tested it to find out.

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Setup & Ease of Use

Just like the GX-4i2, the Leupold GX-2i2 laser rangefinder can operate in a basic, tournament-legal mode or in True Golf Range (TGR) mode which accounts for slope, temperature, and altitude and makes a club recommendation.

In the tournament legal mode, the GX-2i2 is as simple as any other laser: push the power button to bring up the aiming reticle, put the target in the crosshairs, and push the button to get the yardage.

Setting up TGR takes a little more effort initially, but the simple two-button interface makes it easy. With the Mode and Power buttons, and the help of the Quick Reference Guide that slides into the carrying case, you input the distances for your 8, 6, and 4 irons, and the temperature and altitude where those normal distances occur. This takes less than two minutes. Before your round, if you want to take full advantage of TGR, you can input the altitude and temperature in under a minute. Once all that is put in, using the GX-2i2 in TGR is no different than using it in tournament mode.

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Accuracy & Performance

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Value

The Leupold GX-2i2 retails for $330. This is $170 less than the GX-4i2 which has the same functionality. There are some key differences between the two models – the display, the construction, range, and the means of turning on TGR – but they both have the ability to work in TGR mode and tournament mode. For the accuracy, speed, and combination of TGR plus tournament mode, I think the GX-2i2 is the best value in rangefinders.

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Conclusion

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Fantasy Golf Sleeper Report – The Masters | 60S Today

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The Masters 2018 Fantasy Sleeper Report

So here we are then: the first major of the calendar year, The Masters. As ever the great and the good will battle it out for the famous Green Jacket, and once again it looks set to be a highly competitive affair at Augusta National.

Each of the last ten champions have come from within the world’s top 30 in in the OWGR, but that’s not to say that sleepers and outsiders can’t get their have time to shine here: Danny Willett, Charl Schwartzel and Trevor Immelman have all tried the green on for size, and none of the trio can hardly be described as a ‘likely’ winner. Fans of long-priced jollies should not give up hope just yet!

Of course, whoever does win in Georgia this week will have earned it. This is a collection of the best golfers on the planet, who will take to the difficult Augusta layout with dreams of glory. Alas, only one can prevail.

This is a monster track: measuring a shade under 7,500 yards for its Par 72, Augusta National actually plays longer with a number of uphill holes. Factor in the dense tree lined fairways and those Bentgrass greens, which are lightning fast and typically feature run-off areas, slopes and multiple tiers. This is the ultimate test of ball striking to ensure approaches land on the right tier, and it is a fascinating assignment as a result.

There are so many narratives this week that it is hard to know which is the main story. Can the comeback kings – Rory McIlroy, Bubba Watson, Phil Mickelson – continue their fine form? Will Justin Thomas win a second major? Can Jordan Spieth or Sergio Garcia return to the winner’s circle? Or can Dustin Johnson, bizarrely going under the radar somewhat, confirm his status as the best golfer on the planet?

It really is a fascinating week in store, and who knows: maybe we will see a surprise winner from lower down the betting market? Here are five options who could well get the job done:

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Mizuno MP-15 Irons Review | 60S Today

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MP-15When you talk with most golfers and you ask them who has the best irons, Mizuno will come up at some point in the conversation. Mizuno has consistently delivered great irons for decades. The MP line of irons from Mizuno is traditionally dedicated to “player” irons. My regular set of irons before doing this review is the MP-4 which was reviewed here. There are days when the MP-4s tend to be on the demanding side for a golfer of my caliber. So when the opportunity came to review the MP-15 I was extremely excited to give them a whirl.

The MP-15 are designed for the golfer like me. A golfer who is looking for just a little bit more forgiveness than the MP-4 but remaining loyal to the forged iron and the feel that they provide. The recommended handicap range for golfers using the MP-14 is zero to eight which I fit in nicely. In addition to the classic look that Mizuno typically provides the designers threw in some very cool bells and whistles to help your ballstriking. With that lets get into the review. Technology and Design At address these irons look extremely similar to the MP-4 blades that I have used prior to getting my hands on the MP-15. They have a classically thin top line, which better players like me tend to prefer. There is more offset and it is noticeable, also the head size is slightly larger and it can be noticed at times when compared at address.

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The biggest innovation that has been added to the MP-15 is the Ti Muscle which is a 3D titanium insert added to the back of the sweetspot to increase forgiveness and provide a solid feel to the irons. The insert is ten grams of multiple materials including titanium. They then add thirty eight grams of steel to maintain a solid feel while freeing up discretionary weight to increase the MOI. For the MP-15 the Ti Muscle has been re-engineered and forged directly into the steel framework to allow the clubface to maintain thickness behind impact for a solid feel while allowing weight to be shifted to the perimeter to provide full cavity forgiveness.

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The Ti Muscle is not new to the MP line. The MP-59 also have this feature. In fact one of the designers at Mizuno Tetsuya Kanayama describes the MP-15 as a blend between the MP-59 irons which employ the Ti Muscle and the MP-64 which are a straight muscle back forged iron from Mizuno.

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Mizuno has been using 1025 carbon steel in the MP irons for some time now. The MP-15 use the 1025E which is a mild carbon steel or as Mizuno calls it a “Pure Select” as they are combining the grain flow forged mild carbon steel with the pure Titanium to provide the ultimate soft, solid and consistent feel.

Mizuno states the MP-15 delivers the perfect blend of classic looks and high tech forgiveness. They have coined the phrase “Forgiveness without Sacrifice” which is a nice tag phrase for just about anything especially golf clubs. Certainly we all could use forgiveness with a side of high tech mixed in.

Esthetics My initial impressions of this iron when I first took them out of the box was they stayed fairly close to the traditional look that almost all of the MP irons from Mizuno have. Chrome is a staple for all of the MP irons and the MP-15 are really no different.

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The slight modification for the MP-15 happens at the back of the clubhead. The Ti Muscle is a few shades of darker grey than the traditional chrome look of the rest of the clubhead. In pictures or in my swing videos the Ti Muscle looks almost black or at least a dark shade of gray. The color is quite hard to describe because the muscle often looks different in different lighting conditions. Most times I am able to notice the MP-15 in other golfers bags because the Ti Muscle can often look black which is not traditional when looking at Mizuno clubs in someone’s bag. I cannot say when I looked at the iron that I fancy the look of the Ti Muscle design. It does not match with the traditional design that Mizuno irons have, because it is small it is not overly intrusive but strange looking nonetheless.

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The Ti Muscle is well portioned and placed directly in the middle of the clubhead, but you will no doubt notice it when the clubs are sitting in your bag. The muscle itself is buffed to a shine. Because it is so dark it does not reflect like a mirror. The Mizuno logo is in the middle of the muscle and then MP-15 and Ti Muscle are engraved in the top portion of the muscle.

The rest of the clubhead can be described as standard Mizuno fair. Polished chrome around the entire backside of the clubhead and a matte gray finish inside the cavity with a blue Mizuno logo engraved near the toe inside the cavity. The polished chrome spills over to the face on either side of the front of the face that does not have grooves, and continues right up the hosel. The top line is painted with a matte finish to ensure that you don’t get any glare when putting the clubhead behind the ball at address.

The grooves don’t have any paint fill and are classically done. At address the offset it noticeable. I found that some of the golfers in my group felt the offset was subtly done and thus inspired confidence in how the irons looked at address. For me it took some adjusting to the offset look but in the end I liked how they looked. The clubhead itself, especially the longer irons, are larger than the MP-4 I use regularly and to some this may be a turn off. I think in terms of pure cc volume the size is not much but it was big enough for me to notice.

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On the hosel the letter GF Forged which stand for Grain Flow Forged are filled in with black paint and the 1025E denoting the type of metal the clubhead is made from is filled in with white paint. The club is finished off with a black ferrel and my set has a stainless steel shaft leading to a standard Mizuno Golf Pride grip.

Specifications The MP-15 are standard in most every way. When I compared them to my MP-4 they matched identically. This is nice if you are looking to mix and match any irons. Mizuno recommends that golfers with a handicap range of 0-8 use the MP-15 irons.

Club Loft Lie Length Bounce Offset – – – – – – 3I 21° 59.5° 38.75″ 2° 0.130″ 4I 24° 60.0° 38.25″ 2° 0.130″ 5I 27° 60.5° 37.75″ 2° 0.130″ 6I 30° 61.0° 37.25″ 3° 0.120″ 7I 34° 61.5° 36.75″ 3° 0.120″ 8I 38° 62.0° 36.25″ 4° 0.110″ 9I 42° 62.5° 35.75″ 5° 0.110″ PW 46° 63.0° 35.50″ 6° 0.110″

Performance The common comment from folks when talking about Mizuno irons is they feel like a hot knife through butter. I am not going to say that because well, that is not how they feel to me. The interesting comparison for me when it comes to feel is how they stack up against my MP-4 irons. My conclusion is that they are pretty close. Which is a very good thing. When hit on the sweetspot if you had me close my eyes and hit one I probably couldn’t tell the difference. With shots hit on the thin side I would go as far to say that the MP-15 felt even better. Gone is the bone crushing vibration that you can get from the MP-4 when hit thin.

The next big comparison to the MP-4 is workability. I give the MP-4 the slight edge here because at times I found the MP-15 to be hard to put much movement on the ball. Not saying I only ever hit them straight, but there was not much movement on the ball left or right. I think for the better player this will be a little bit of a turn off, but for the average player which I fall into this is not an issue that would keep me from purchasing the irons. Also with the offset that the irons had I felt it was at times very difficult to “feel” that I could hit a fade with these irons. Sure when I hit the ball with an open face to the path the ball faded, but it was hard to feel that I was going to be able to hit a fade due to how the clubs looked at address.

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The forgiveness of the MP-15 is superior to the MP-4. Toe hits can at times lose very little distance which can be a real surprise. And as mentioned above thin shots lose no distance over the MP-4. Heel hits were mostly comparable. For a golfer like me when I was not hitting the ball all that well with the MP-4 my score would suffer, with the MP-15 I found that I could be a little bit more off with my swing and not get punished quite as much.

My testing for the MP-15 was done with the Dynamic Gold S300 shafts which are a standard shaft for most types of irons. They make a nice companion to the MP-15 in terms of ballflight and overall feel. The Dynamic Gold’s have a nice boring trajectory that can help in the wind and the MP-15 head launches the ball a little higher than the MP-4 head so the DGS300 shaft helps to keep the ball from ballooning in the wind. I might also like to try the MP-15 with a KBS shaft as they tend to hit the ball a little higher, especially if you are a golfer who is looking for a bit more height with your irons. Both the MP-4 and MP-15 have a lower launch profile than most of the newer irons that are on the market today.

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Conclusion In the end I have decided that I cannot decide between the MP-15 and the MP-4 , so I am going to play both. No, not both sets, but a mixed set. Four iron through seven will be the MP-15 and eight iron through the pitching wedge will be the MP-4. This way I get the best of both worlds. I will need to make a trade off of some workability, but I will get that back particularly in the longer irons with the forgiveness allowing me to be slightly less precise on off days.

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In the end I think the MP-15 are great set for a golfer in the five to ten handicap range who are looking for something more forgiving than the MP-4, but still wanting to get a iron with great feel and better player benefits. This said though, I do feel that many irons today are struggling to find differentiation and this iron is not all that different. It is a nice blend of both the MP-64 and MP-59 but I would not be compelled to run out the door to purchase these. If I was in the market for a set, these would be extremely high on the list, but they do not offer such an enormous differentiator that would cause me to run out and leave my old set in the dust. Mizuno’s reputation of building quality irons will remain intact with the MP-15.

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Drink If Game | 60S Today

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Drink If Hen Party Game

Looking for an icebreaker to kick-start the last night of freedom? The Drink If hen party game is a simple yet hilarious game that anyone can play and have a laugh with!

Getting to know the other hens finding out about each other is essential to a great night out if you’ve got members of your group who haven’t met yet. So when you start getting ready for your evening on the town, you should take a look at the Drink If game to get things started.

What You Will Need to Play Drink If

  • Lots of alcohol
  • A game master

Drink If Rules

The only rule for this game is that you must be truthful! If you are guilty of doing what the question suggests at some point in your life you must drink up! Drink if is a popular drinking game amongst hens as you have complete control over the game, you can be as tame or as raunchy as you like with the questions and do as many as you like. You can even create your won rules, such as the first person to confess to 10 questions has to drink a mixture of everyone else’s drink!

How to Play?

The rules behind this game are as easy as they can get! One person is selected to read out a host of sentence endings after saying “Drink if” before them. If any of the hens match what you just read out, then they must admit it by taking a sip from their drinks! In terms of the content of the statements, you can get as imaginative and creative as you like with it, especially if you decide to come up with them yourself. However, if you get stuck for ideas, we’ve listed some below for you to consider!

When is the Best Time to Play?

This awesome game can be played before, during and even after the night out, so there’s never a particularly bad time to play Drink If! As it makes such a great icebreaker, we would recommend playing the game before you go out.

This way, everyone can focus on the game and learn a little bit about each other before all the antics unfold! Alter­natively, you could also play the Drink If hen party game during or after being at the bar or nightclub.

Especially if you’re celebrating over a few nights, you can refer back to your first night out whilst preparing for your second one in your questions. For example: “Drink if you spent more than you should last night”. You could also try out a range of our other hen party games, one of our favourites is bra pong!

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Thinking about trying this out for yourselves? Then take a look at some of the other fabulous hen party games we’ve been talking about and get some inspiration to make it an amazing last night of freedom.

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Leslie King Tuition Series – An End to Trial & Error Golf

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Millions of people throughout the world play golf (3 million in Britain, 10 million in the USA) but very few become really good golfers. Why is this? Basically it is the wrong way in which the golf swing has been analysed and consequently the teaching this is based on is equally wrong.

Incorrect teaching can never lead to progress and achievement. Golf teaching is nothing more than a “try this” or “think about” approach to problems. Nearly every golf instruction book, even by some of the great players, have fallen down and have often done more harm than good. They express personal ideas rather than genuinely tested teaching concepts If you look at all major sports in the world it is clear there has been process of analysis with a consequence that standards have been raised based on a true theory of improvement. Look at the level of achievement in Olympic and World track and field records over recent years. The increase in performance levels are the result of improved teaching based upon the correct study. Is golf really the exception to this?

For any real progress to be made in golf teaching a start must be made from a correct analysis of the basic swing movement. Having found the essential principle, it is essential then to devise and test a simple method of teaching these. The method must produce the desired result each and every time it is applied. One man who devoted his life in golf to finding a method of teaching the golf swing was Leslie King.

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His method of teaching consistently produced international players, national and county champions, single figure players by the score and most of all it produced a release from the “trial and error golf” for thousands of average players. Mr King’s method is still employed by Steve Gould and David Wilkinson, the two protégés he taught at the golf school located in the centre of London’s West End.

Michael Bonallack, now Secretary of the R&A and the British Amateur Champion in 1961, 65, 69 and 70, was taught by Leslie King. In fact Michael wrote the forward to the only instructional manual written by Leslie King. He opened his introduction with “My only regret in having lessons from Leslie King is that I did not have them sooner. From my very first visit I realised that here was a teacher who had only one way of teaching …. no gimmicks….no modern fads…. just a straightforward and uncomplicated way of consistently repeating an action to swing the club into the back of the ball and along the line of flight.”

Instructors who teach ballet, karate, horse riding, or whatever have a clear knowledge of what they are trying to create in their pupils and an equally clear knowledge of the techniques that will take pupil to the desired goal.

It should be the same in golf. Unfortunately it isn’t. Most golfers have no idea what they are trying to achieve and when they practice they build in their faults. Golf instruction has been more a matter of curing that fault rather than giving the player a defined programme for improvement. The Leslie King method is such a programme and if applied to your game will immediately show an improvement.

Leslie King Tuition Series - An End to Trial & Error Golf

Lesson 1: The Set-Up – A Master Reference Lesson 2: The Grip Lesson 3: The Role of the Golf Swing Lesson 4: Requirements of a Sound Golf Swing Lesson 5: The Backswing Lesson 6: Starting the Swing Lesson 7: The Role of the Body Lesson 8: Top of the Backswing Analysis Lesson 9: Cause & Effect of Backswing Problems Lesson 10: Direction and Power – The Downswing Lesson 11: What You Should Feel Lesson 12: Club Face Check

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cha cha dancing with the stars | 60S Today

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Cha-Cha-Cha Apolo-anton-ohno-karina-smirnoff.jpg Genre: Latin Ballroom dance Time of origin: 1950s Time signature: 4/4 Country of origin: Havana, Cuba

Cha-cha-cha is a dance performed in Dancing with the Stars.

This Latin dance originated in Cuba in the 1950s. It is known for its sharp hip and leg action and footwork.

It is one of the five Latin dances currently competed internationally by professional dancers, along with the Samba, Rumba, Jive, and Paso Doble.

Cha-cha-cha was introduced to Dancing with the Stars in Season 1 and has been a regularly-performed style ever since. It is often performed in the first week of competition.

Origin

In the early 1950s, Enrique Jorrín worked as a violinist and composer with the charanga group Orquesta America. The group performed at dance halls in Havana where they played danzon, danzonete, and danzon-mambo for dance-orientated crowds. Jorrín noticed that many of the dancers at these gigs had difficulty with the syncopated rhythms of the danzon-mambo. To make his music more appealing to dancers Jorrín began composing songs where the melody was marked strongly on the first downbeat and the rhythm was less syncopated. When Orquesta América performed these new compositions at the Silver Star Club in Havana it was noticed that the dancers had improvised a triple-step in their footwork producing the sound “cha-cha-cha”. Thus the new style that Jorrín had developed came to be known as “cha-cha-cha” and became associated with a dance step where dancers perform a triple step.

The basic footwork pattern of cha-cha-cha (one-two-cha-cha-cha) is also found in several Afro-Cuban dances from the Santeria religion. For example, one of the steps used in the dance for the orisha Ogun uses an identical footwork pattern. These Afro-Cuban dances predate the development of cha-cha-cha and were known by many Cubans in the 1950’s, especially those of African origin. Thus, some have speculated that the step of cha-cha-cha was inspired by these Afro-Cuban dances.

In 1953 Orquesta América released two of Jorrin’s new compositions, “La Engañadora” and “Silver Star” on the Cuban record label Panart. These were the first cha-cha-cha compositions ever recorded. They immediately became hits in Havana and other Cuban charanga orchestras quickly imitated this new style. Soon there was a cha-cha-cha craze in Havana’s dance halls were both the music and the associated dance became popular. This craze soon spread to Mexico city and by 1955 the music and dance of the cha-cha-cha had become popular in Latin America, the United States, and Western Europe, following in the footsteps of the mambo which had been a worldwide craze a few years earlier.

Description

Cha-cha-cha is danced to authentic Cuban music, although in ballroom competitions it is often danced to Latin Pop or Latin Rock. The music for the international ballroom cha-cha-cha is energetic and with a steady beat. The Cuban cha-cha-cha is more sensual and may involve complex polyrhythms.

Styles of cha-cha-cha dance may differ in the place of the chasse in the rhythmical structure. The original Cuban and the ballroom cha-cha count is “two, three, chachacha”, “four-and-one, two, three” or “one, two, three, chacha”. The dance does not start on the first beat of a bar, though it can start with a transfer of weight to the lead’s right.

Nevertheless, many social dancers count “one, two, cha-cha-cha” and may find it difficult to make the adjustment to the correct timing of the dance, “two, three, cha-cha, one”.

International Latin-Style Cha-Cha

Cha-cha is one of the five dances of the “Latin American” program of international ballroom competitions.

As described above, the basis of the modern dance was laid down in the 1950s by Pierre & Lavelle and developed in the 1960s by Walter Laird and other top competitors of the time. The basic steps taught to learners today are based on these accounts.

In general, steps are kept compact and the dance is danced generally without any rise and fall. The modern ballroom technique of Cha-cha, and other ballroom dances, do undergo gradual evolution, particularly in competition dancing, but in essence this dance is still firmly based on its Cuban origin in the 1950s.

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DWTS star Jesse Metcalfe talks ‘undeniable’ chemistry with Sharna Burgess – exclusive

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Hanna Fillingham Dancing with the Stars star Jesse Metcalfe has opened up about the undeniable chemistry with his dance partner Sharna Burgess

Jesse Metcalfe is being put through his paces on this season’s Dancing with the Stars, and he’s found the perfect partner in pro dancer, Sharna Burgess.

MORE: Jesse Metcalfe reveals what he really thinks of the rest of the DWTS contestants

“She’s very beautiful and I think is the perfect partner for me. I’m a very strong person too so I need someone with the strength to put me in my place when necessary,” Jesse told HELLO!.

“She’s an incredible teacher, she’s incredibly supportive, she’s a very strong and ambitious woman and I think she’s a very talented dancer,” he added.

VIDEO: Watch Jesse Metcalfe and Sharna Burgess dance

Sharna and Jesse get on incredibly well, and the Desperate Housewives star discussed the “undeniable” chemistry they have.

“It’s been a wild, emotional ride thus far on DWTS, and I think this show is known for that,” he said.

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Jesse Metcalfe is enjoying working with Sharna Burgess

“And it’s been a wild ride between Sharna and I as well (laughs) but we are in an amazing place right now, and the chemistry -whatever creates that – is undeniable.”

Jesse has been having a lot of fun on the show, and is enjoying challenging himself each week. “It’s been an incredible experience so far, it’s exceeded my expectations,” he said.

MORE: DWTS star Jesse Metcalfe looks unrecognisable in epic throwback photo

READ: DWTS host Tyra Banks sparks reaction with latest swimsuit photo

Jesse and the rest of the celebrity contestants, as well as the pro dancers, all get on well, and have been supporting each other each Monday night during the live shows.

“There’s so much energy and excitement just from the stars and the pros that it’s just really fun,” he said.

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Sharna and Jesse are working hard on DWTS

“And I almost feel like it brings everyone closer together because we have to be the cheerleading squad for the show because there is no live audience.”

He added: “It’s such an intense and emotional rollercoaster this show, that I can imagine once the show is over you kind of like will really miss it.

MORE: A look at DWTS Chrishell Stause and ex-husband Justin Hartley’s relationship and divorce

“Some people might even go into a mild depression or something because it’s such an intense, all-consuming experience.

“I’m just enjoying it while I’m here and thankfully I’m here for another week.”

Jesse also admitted that Derek Hough is the toughest judge to impress.

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Jesse revealed Derek is the hardest judge to impress

“Derek is the hardest to impress and rightfully so. he is an incredibly accomplished dancer in choreography and he has won DWTS I don’t know how many times but I think the most out of any pro on the show,” he said.

READ: DWTS host Tyra Banks shares rare photo with son York

“I have a personal relationship with Derek I’ve known him for eight years and we have been friendly. I have a lot of respect for the Houghs, and I think Derek is an incredibly talented dancer, and incredibly funny.

“There’s a completely different dynamic on show day and I feel that too. I’m trying to buddy up with him on show day and he then rips me to shreds on performance!

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Jesse is being cheered on by Eva Longoria

“It’s not quite that bad but he has definitely been critical of some of my techniques and I think it’s great. I actually feel like all three judges see my potential and they are pushing me to be better each week.”

MORE: DWTS host Tyra Banks wows with swimsuit picture

Learning how to dance is physically demanding, and Jesse has been helping his muscle recovery with CBD products from US company Green Gorilla.

“I am a big proponent of CBD, it’s one of the most powerful anti-inflammatories on the planet.

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The actor is having the best time on DWTS

“I use Green Gorilla CBD because it’s the only certified organic CBD brand on the market but it’s really just part of my overall recovery programme,” he explained.

“People may or may not realise how physically demanding DWTS is and it’s about staying healthy so that you have your best chance to succeed on the show and hopefully stick around until the end.”

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Where To Get Your Golf Bag Embroidered (Complete Guide) | 60S Today

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If you think having your name on your golf bag is for the Professionals, think again.

Golf bags should be designed and developed to match you, your personality, and your game.

The ability to embroider your golf bag with your name, a logo, or “the birdie machine,” is an excellent option for golfers of all levels.

Where to get your golf bag embroidered depends on the type of bag you have and where you want the embroidery done.

Many online companies will help you with this process.

We will give you some necessary information to help you figure out everything you need to get your golf bag embroidered.

How To Get Your Name Embroidered On A Golf Bag

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As a golfer, you will find yourself in one of the three situations.

First, you may have a golf bag that you want to get embroidered locally.

Second, you have a golf bag with a removable panel that you can send out for embroidery.

Last, you have not yet purchased a bag, and you want it to be embroidered for you.

Here are the steps you should take if you find yourself in one of these three situations.

Local Embroidery For A Golf Bag

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If you own a golf bag that does not have a removable panel, you may want to have it embroidered locally.

The reason for this is that the shipping will cost you more than the embroidering.

Shipping a golf bag, even when it is empty, will likely be at least $50.00.

When you think about the average cost of embroidery to be anywhere from $15-$50, you will end up spending quite a bit of money.

When you calculate return shipping into this equation, then you might as well buy a new golf bag.

The best option in this scenario is to find a local embroidery shop.

You may be surprised by how many of these shops exist.

Golf Bag Embroidery Near Me

We have all the best golf bag embroidery locations in your area!

Just use our interactive map below that automatically finds all the golf cart dealer locations nearest to you!

We’ve made finding a local golf bag embroidery simple. The map above is all you need and it inserts all the results for you. You don’t even have to search, just tap on the markers above!

Make sure you have your GPS turned on if you’re using a mobile device. To see how to turn on your GPS, click here if you have an iPhone and click here if you have an Android device.

With a local embroidery shop, you can bring your entire bag in, consult with them regarding fonts and colors, and leave them the bag so they can complete the work.

Most shops will only hold your bag for a day or two.

This process will likely be much faster than shipping your bag out for custom embroidery.

Another great thing about a local shop is that they can work with you on the design and make sure the bag comes out precisely as you want it.

If you happen to have your golf bag embroidered already and you need it removed and a new one put on, they will do a great job with this process.

Many people think that the local shops charge more, but when you calculate shipping, they are a great deal.

Before bringing your golf bag into the embroidery shop, make sure that you clean it quite well.

You can follow our guide as to how to clean a golf bag so that you are ready when it comes time to have the embroidery done.

Sending A Golf Bag Panel Away For Embroidery

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If your golf bag has a removable panel that you can send away for embroidery, your options will open up quite a bit.

The shipping on sending a small panel away is nothing compared to sending an entire golf bag.

Several companies will do this for you, including some golf bag manufacturers.

For instance, if you own a Vessel golf bag, you can contact them directly about sending out a new panel that is already embroidered for you.

When you get the panel, you just simply zip off your old one and zip on the new.

This is a tremendous benefit, and the embroidery design tool and pricing are very fair.

If your golf bag is an off-brand name or the company you purchased it from does not offer embroidery, here are a few other companies that offer general embroidery for golf bags.

60stoday.com offers golf bag embroidery for a flat rate of $35.00.

This is a fair price, and their turnaround time is quite fast.

Always take a look at prior work the company has done to see if there is a design or pattern that works for you.

If you are going to be sending the panel on your bag out for embroidery, it is best to go with the company that made your bag.

If they do not offer the service, then make sure you find a reputable company.

Just as we mentioned with the local embroiderer, you will want to make sure your golf bag panel is clean before sending it out.

The company may or may not offer cleaning, and if they embroider on a dirty panel, it may never look like it should.

Ordering A Custom Golf Bag With Embroidery

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If you are in the market for a new golf bag and you are considering purchasing something with embroidery, you will have many options.

Most golf bag manufacturers will offer the ability to customize and embroider your golf bag.

If you want to put your name, your company logo, or even a flag on the bag, you should have this option.

Having your bag embroidered right from the start is the cheapest way to do it.

Since you are already ordering a bag from the company, the embroidery is just a small upcharge.

You won’t have extra shipping to pay for, and your bag will usually only take a few days longer to reach you.

Many golf bag companies will have online mockup generators so you can upload your logo and then see how it will look on the bag.

Usually, you will then get a proof before the embroidery to make sure it is how you want it to look.

Of course, this also requires you to spend money on a new golf bag, and if that is not in your budget at the moment, this may not be a good option.

There are a few things you should consider when you order a custom embroidered golf bag.

We will discuss those things next.

Golf Bag Embroidery Designs and Ideas

Vector linear logo design concept - illustration with icons and signs related to graphic design and creative processWhen you decide to embroider your golf bag, there are a few things you should keep in mind.

You want to make sure you are happy with the result and also that this embroidery will hold up for many years.

Choosing Colors For Golf Bag Embroidery

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You will be somewhat limited by the thread colors that are offered by the company doing the embroidery.

You will also need to make sure that the color is going to match your golf bag.

Choosing a color too close to the color of your bag will make the embroidery hard to read and barely noticeable.

You want to make sure the color is contrasting enough to let the design stand out.

Sometimes you will have no choice but to go for a white or light thread because of a dark golf bag.

You should be aware that the lighter colors will get dirty faster.

Getting the dirt removed from embroidered threads can be quite tricky.

When you try and scrub them, it can damage the design.

If it’s possible to choose something like a gray instead of a white, it is a good decision.

Choosing Fonts For Your Golf Bag Embroidery

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When you need to choose a font for your golf bag embroidery, you should look at many different designs.

It is an excellent idea to look at your exact text in the font that you want before you order the bag.

If you see the font, but it is not with the words that you want, it may not look the same when you purchase the bag.

For instance, if the font example says “Mike Smith,” it may look much different when you put the name, “Benedict Albertson,” on the golf bag.

I’m sure you get our point, just try and see what your exact name looks like before finalizing any fonts.

Another thing to consider with fonts is how clear you want them to be.

Some people like a beautiful script that almost looks like a signature on a bag.

Other people want large block letters that can be seen from very far away.

You must ask yourself if you want to be discreet about having your name on your bag, or if you want everyone to know.

Choosing Images and Designs For Your Golf Bag Embroidery

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Sometimes people like to get a flag or a company logo put on their bag in addition to their name.

Most golf bag manufacturers and local embroidery shops will offer this service.

Follow the same general guidelines when it comes to colors and fonts that we gave above.

Choose something that will stand out, don’t be afraid to get a logo a little bigger than usual so that it can be seen from far away.

If you are planning to put your company logo on the golf bag, make sure that you have the art file ready to upload when you design the bag.

How Much Does Golf Bag Embroidery Cost?

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Golf bag embroidery will range in cost depending on if you choose the local route, the custom bag route, or if you are going to send out a panel.

The cheapest way to have it done is to order it as an upgrade when you order your new golf bag.

Sometimes manufacturers will run specials where it will only cost about $15.00 to have this done.

If you are going to have your golf bag embroidered locally, you can expect to spend anywhere from $25-$75.

The more characters and designs that you add to your bag, the more the overall cost will be.

How To Remove Embroidery From Golf Bag

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Did your Dad pass down his old golf bag to you, with his name on it?

Did the old embroidery on your golf bag start to fade?

If you find yourself needing to remove embroidery from your golf bag, you will just need some supplies from a fabric store.

You can get a stitch remover and some scissors from a local fabric shop.

Carefully snip a little piece of the embroidery job so that you have a starting point.

Then you can use your stitch remover to pull out the rest of the embroidered pattern carefully.

There are a few problems that you will come across when you remove embroidery.

Most of the time, your golf bag around the embroidery has faded a bit.

This will cause some inconsistencies in the color of your bag, and you may be able to see where the embroidery was.

If you don’t plan on replacing the embroidery, you may want at least to put a patch or something on the area.

Conclusion

Putting your name on your golf bag used to be an honor that only the tournament players had.

Golf bag embroidery and putting your name on your golf bag are now things that all golfers have access to.

You should love your bag, your clubs, and your golf outfit for that matter.

The better you look and feel, the better you will play.

The overall cost of having your golf bag embroidered is worth it if it makes you feel better about your golf game overall.

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