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Taylor Made SLDR S Driver | 60S Today

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Quick Guide : The Flex Shot | 60S Today

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If you are an intermediate to advanced player looking to elevate your game, adding the flex shot to your disc golf arsenal is a great place to start.

The disc golf flex shot will allow you to achieve some nice shot shapes in a consistent way.

When thrown correctly, the shot can even add some distance to your drives.

If all that sounds good to you keep reading.

If you are a beginner, you may want to hold off on attempting this shot but you’ll still find some good information in this post.

Let’s jump into the article.

What is a Flex Shot and How is it thrown?

To perform a flex shot you take an overstable disc and release it on an anhyzer angle.

This causes the disc to turn out of your hand and then flex back.

That is why it’s referred to as the flex shot.

So for a right-handed player throwing backhanded, the disc will turn to the right as it leaves your hand and then turn back to the left as the stability of the disc kicks in.

Some players may refer to this shot as an anhyzer flex shot.

Disc Golf Flex Shot Tips

  • Use an overstable disc. The stability of the disc will ensure that it fights the anhyzer release and comes back.
  • Pick a disc that has medium to high fade. This will ensure it flexes back at the end of its flight.
  • Release the disc with a lot of snap. Generating enough force is important to the success of the flex shot.
  • Don’t try the flex shot if you are a newer player. There are easier alternatives, like the s-shot. More on this later.
  • Keep the nose of the disc down when releasing it. If the disc is released with the nose up, it will likely stall in the air and drop.
  • You’ll need to get the anhyzer angle just right. Too much anhyzer and the disc will likely end in a cut roll.
  • You can control the distance and shape of the flex shot by the height of the throw. With more height, the disc will have more time in the air and fade for a longer distance.
  • Practice. Practice. Practice. It will take time to get this shot down consistently. It might be a good idea to devote multiple field session to master this shot.
  • Trust your disc. If you have practiced and developed this shot, put faith in your overstable disc to flex back.

What are flex shots normally used for?

There are two main options for a flex shot in disc golf:

The first is shot shaping.

If you need the disc to turn right really quick to avoid one obstacle and then move to the left to avoid another obstacle, the flex shot is perfect for this.

If you play a lot of wooded courses you are going to want to learn and perfect this shot.

Another option would be to increase the distance of your throw.

If you take an overstable disc and throw it with a flat release, the disc is going to fly straight and then hyzer out but if you add the anhyzer release, it’s going to flex and stay in the air longer.

This works even better when you get the right height to the throw.

So if you are needing another tool for wooded holes or want to extend the flight of your overstable discs, consider learning the flex shot.

Flex shot vs S-shot

In researching this article, I’ve noticed that a lot of people seem to use the terms flex shot and S-shot synonymously or even mix them up entirely.

Like we talked about earlier, the flex shot is taking an overstable disc and releasing it on an anhyzer to force the disc to turn and then come back.

An S-shot is accomplished by taking an understable disc and releasing it flat.

The disc will naturally turn and then fade back at the end of its flight.

A good way to remember the difference is the S-shot takes advantage of the natural tendency of the disc while the flex shot goes against this tendency.

Another difference between the two is the skill level required.

The S-shot is better for a beginner as it’s an easier shot to pull off.

It’s a great and easy way to add distance to your throw.

The main drawback to this throw is that it’s less predictable.

The flex shot is harder to get right but is more consistent because of the stability of the disc being used.

The one thing these two shots have in common is the shape of the disc flight.

If you were in a helicopter and looking down on a group of disc golfers, it would be very hard to determine which player was throwing a flex shot and which player was throwing an S-shot just based on the shape of the flight.

Final Thoughts

While not recommended for new players, the flex shot is worth learning and perfecting.

It’s a great option for extending the distance of your drive and navigating a wooded hole.

If you don’t get it on the first try just stick with it. It will come with time and practice.

And if you haven’t tried a flex shot before, use my tips and get out and do some field work.

Happy flexing.

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Callaway X2 Hot Hybrid Bois de parcours | 60S Today

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Why golf fans shout ‘mashed potato’, ‘cheeseburger’, ‘get in the hole’ and other absolute rubbish

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Mashed potato has very little to do with golf (Picture: PGA TOUR)

Golf fans, in general, are a pretty respectful bunch, but every so often they ditch the reverential silence of the course to shout completely random nonsense.

After a player makes takes their shot, and occasionally during their swing, some prat in the crowd will yell something along the lines of ‘mashed potato’ or ‘cheeseburger’.

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There is also the more common, ‘Get in the hole!’ shout, which makes more sense, but is still absolutely ridiculous when screamed by idiots after a tee shot on a par five.

It must be said that the majority of fans are not into these outbursts, and the players are certainly not big fans of them either, but that doesn’t stop them happening.

So where have these outbursts come from?

Expect some nonsense during the Ryder Cup this year (Picture: Getty Images)

The ‘mashed potato’ shout was made famous by golf fan Andrew Widmar, who was identified by The Golf Channel as the man behind the epic outburst at the Chevron World Championship in 2011.

Tiger Woods had played his tee shot on the 18th and Widmar unleashed his ode to the carby side dish for the world to hear, which you can experience in the video below.

Widmar, however, admitted that he did not come up with the incredibly witty idea: ‘I’d seen it before on YouTube.

‘My friends thought it was stupid, but I thought it was hilarious. … I wish I could take credit for starting it, but I will take credit for it becoming popular. It’s a good one to yell, because it’s nice and quick and it means absolutely nothing.’

Widmar’s inspiration was this video from 2010, which may well have been the first shout of ‘mashed potato’ anywhere on a golf course.

Here is a particularly aggressive ‘mashed potato’ scream at a Bubba Watson tee shot…

And here is Graeme McDowell calling someone a ‘wanker’ for shouting ‘mashed potato’ at him as he attempted to land on the green.

Since the advent of the ‘mashed potato’ craze, fans have simply tried to get a bit more inventive with their random shouts.

Here is a ‘cheeseburger’…

And here is a ‘meatloaf’ (extra points for the double shout)…

Sometimes the shouts have a political edge, though, such as this ‘Free Palestine’ from the 2018, which was actually during Woods’ swing…

As for the original ‘Get in the hole!‘ it is not sure where exactly this originated, other than it came from America.

‘It definitely comes from America, where it has been exacerbated by the stadium-style golf that they have tried to organise on the PGA tour,’ Shaun McGuckian of Golf Punk magazine told The Independent.

‘It’s trying to be funny with the imagination of a nation that can only chant three letters (U-S-A). It gets louder as the beer flows.’

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Why Did Greg Davies Split With His Longtime Girlfriend Before She Could Be His Wife?

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Comedian’s life is not always a happy journey, and laughter is not always a part of their life.

Having faced a similar kind of scenario was British stand-up comedian Greg Davies who split with his wife-to-be.

Let’s find out whether they are still clinging on to each other with anger in-between them, or they have already moved on?

Break-Up With Partner, Liz Kendall

The 52 years old Inbetweeners star has had many rough days in his life, and the most recent one was in 2015 when news of his split with his longtime girlfriend started circulating. For many years, Greg Davies was dating the Labour leadership contender Liz Kendall.

Greg Davies’ Labour leadership contender girlfriend Liz Kendall (Photo: 60stoday.com)

The news about the couple’s split came weeks before the general election in May of 2015. In an exclusive interview with Mirror, Liz said that the two had broken up but remained good friends with each other.

She further implied that she would not be the kind of politician who will mix up stuff about her private life and reveal it for everybody and like some space just for her. She said,

“I am not going to be the sort of politician who does all that stuff about their private life. It’s very precious to me and really important I have that space that’s personal and just to me.”

On the other side, Greg Davies has not spoken, nor has he given any statement regarding the splitting information that Liz outed. Although Liz says that she remains a good friend, Greg has not acknowledged anything.

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Is Greg Davies Gay?

There was a twist in the story with rumors of the comedian being gay after a fan tweeted a picture of Greg kissing another man in the show Taskmaster in August 2019. The picture of the host became viral overnight, and a lot of talks of his sexuality erupted.

Moreover, rumors were circulating that Grey Davies might be having a romantic fling with fellow British comedian Alex Horne. Davies was well aware of the rumor and addressed it while talking to English comedian Russel Howard.

As per the YouTube video posted in 2020, Davies went through the rumor in Reddit and felt very unhappy.

That statement cleared it all; Greg Davies is definitely not gay.

Greg Davies’ On-screen and Off-screen Loss:

In 2014, Greg went from other serious tragedies before the split when his on-screen father Rik Mayall died. The sad news did not stop after that as Greg lost his real-life father a couple of months later, he lost Rik. He said,

“My dad died a couple of months after Rik. It was a difficult year. It’s a unique set of circumstances. It was incredibly sad. I was very close to my dad.”

It has already been over a year since Greg broke up with his partner/girlfriend; however, he has not been seen romantically linked with anyone else. Having broken up with a woman has indeed crushed any speculation regarding his gay rumors. Now, the only wait is for him to get married as people don’t get any younger, but in Greg’s case, he still carries the charm and continues his work in Man Down and Cuckoo.

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Greg Davies Net Worth

Davies is going through the highest of his career with projects like Taskmaster, 8 Out of 10 Cats, and Netflix comedy special You Magnificent Beast.

Moreover, he has had a number of TV shows under his belt that includes Saxondal, The Wall, The Inbetweeners, We Are Klang, Ask Rhod Gilbert, Fast and Loose, Cuckoo, Man Down, This Is Jinsy, AGert Lush Christmas, Travel Man, Asterix: The Mansions of the Gods and many others.

From the grand success of his shows, his net worth has propelled to $5 million.

Apart from that, the giant of a man is also going places with his comedy shows and making a sold-out crowd every time. Now, he is undoubtedly one of the greatest performers and entertainers in the business, and he is sure to come with more mind-boggling projects in the future.

More About Greg Davies

Davies was born Gregory Daniel Davies on 14 May 1968 un St. Asaph, Flintshire. His parents were Welsh who lived in England then.

His parents moved across the border to ensure Davies was born in Wales so that he could play rugby for the Welsh national team. He regards Wem, Shropshire, as his home because he was brought up there.

For his education, he attended Thomas Adams School in Wem. Then, he studied English and Drama at Brunel University in Uxbridge, London.

Prior to pursuing his comedy career, he was a secondary school Drama and English teacher for almost 13 years. He taught at Sandhurst Scholl, Orleans Park School, and Langleywood School.

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Titleist Tour Soft & Velocity Golf Balls | 60S Today

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We believe nearly every golfer should be playing tour-level golf balls. It’s the one part of the game where playing what the pros play makes sense.

What does that mean? It means balls with three or more layers, urethane (or something like it) covers and, short of direct-to-consumer brands like Snell Golf, price tags above $40. That’s your baseline.

That’s not to say companies haven’t undertaken significant efforts to sell you on other ideas. A good bit of that boils down to telling you what you want to hear and crafting elaborate stories that often gloss over the inherent shortcomings of products where performance isn’t the driving force behind your buying decision.

When the leader has more than 50% of the market, differentiation is your only hope. Differentiation, of course, comes in many forms – feel, paint and, in particular, performance specifications where “different” doesn’t always mean “better.”

The Company Line

Titleist believes every golfer who is serious about maximizing performance should play a tour-quality ball. I also know that Titleist believes it makes the best golf balls. With allowances for spec variations that could place you in a small niche that Titleist doesn’t service, the one-plus-one here is that Titleist believes serious golfers should play Pro V1 or Pro V1x.

I’ll stop short of explicitly recommending Titleist but, in broad strokes, I agree with the basic premise. Serious golfers should be playing tour-level balls but I’ll acknowledge there are a multitude of reasons why some of you don’t and won’t.

  • Price is almost always a consideration.
  • Many golfers have a preference for soft feel – and many have never considered what it might be costing them to get it.
  • Some golfers like color choices or want lines and patterns stamped on their golf balls.
  • Golfers often believe what they believe and often there’s no persuading them otherwise.

Point being that, regardless of what Titleist believes or what I say, golfers will collectively spend an unconscionable amount of money on something other than tour balls. I know this and Titleist does, too. So in the spirit of fishing where the fish are, Titleist is reloading its 2020 lineup with two balls updated for what can be described as the preference-driven golfer.

In both cases, one of the preferences being addressed is the desire to spend less than $40 on a dozen balls.

Tour Soft

Titleist cleverly positioned its first iteration of Tour Soft to compete with Callaway’s Chrome Soft. Drawing comparisons between a two-piece ionomer ball and Callaway’s flagship urethane offering seemed absurd at the time. Given what we know now, it was probably more than reasonable.

Taking brand messaging out of the equation, Tour Soft is Titleist’s foray into the “not-quite-a-tour-ball” category. It sits on shelves alongside products such as QStar Tour and ERC Soft, flanked by offerings like Bridgestone’s E12 and TaylorMade’s Project A (urethane). A segment of golfers will find something to love about all of the above but from a performance perspective, none quite rises to the tour-level standard. It’s a good bit of why they cost less.

Admittedly sacrificing a bit of performance (particularly green-side) compared to Pro V1 and Pro V1x, the sales proposition for Tour Soft is, as the name suggests, soft feel…and that sub-$40 price.

The 2020 iteration of Tour Soft features a larger core – the largest of any Titleist golf ball. The benefits are the soft feel that many golfers want but you’re also going to get a little bit more speed on full swing shots, too.

That creates an opportunity to make other layers thinner (without making the ball bigger), and with Tour Soft, the only other layer is the cover. Upside – thinner covers almost always mean more green-side spin.

With all the requisite bits about golfers not having to sacrifice green-side control for more distance off the tee, the updated design virtually guarantees that to be true. Don’t take that as a suggestion that Tour Soft can match the green-side spin of Titleist tour offerings. It won’t, but perhaps it will close the gap a bit.

The new version features an updated dimple pattern that Titleist says provides a more penetrating ball flight than the original. Expect it to fly a bit lower than the previous model.

With respect to what golfers can actually see, the most noticeable update is a new “T” side stamp that helps align the ball with the target line on the putting green. This is where we are now, folks. Side stamps get listed among the features and benefits of a golf ball.

There are several reasons for that.

Callaway’s patented Triple Track is part of the story, but with year-over-year performance gains becoming more challenging to find, companies are looking at every little thing. That includes research into how golfers mark their balls as well as what’s being ordered through in-house custom and third-party channels like 60stoday.com. If Titleist can eliminate the need for a Sharpie, it’s theoretically saving you money, right?

The retail price for Titleist Tour Soft Golf is $34.99 per dozen. Retail availability begins January 22.

Velocity

Given the timing of the launch, it’s tempting to bill Velocity as the opposite of Tour Soft but a better comparison may be TrueFeel. Titleist’s late-September release is almost entirely about feel while the Velocity story is almost entirely about speed off the tee.

The name should tell you that.

Titleist says Velocity is designed to do one thing (go really far off the tee) and while it may be your buddy’s favorite scramble ball, playing it means you’re going to give up green-side performance. That’s the nicest way possible of saying that, on a comparative basis, it’s not going to spin much around the green.

If that’s your game, Velocity might be your ball.

With that in mind, it should come as no surprise that Titleist took a distance-first approach to redesigning the ball.

A new spherically tiled 350 octahedral dimple design promotes a higher trajectory and more distance while a larger LSX core generates greater velocity with extremely low spin on full shots for more distance.

Anyone see a pattern here?

As with Tour Soft, the larger core means a thinner cover. Titleist says you can expect a bit more green-side spin this time around but don’t for a minute think you’re going to get Pro V1 hop-and-stop performance out of Velocity or any ionomer/Surlyn-covered ball, for that matter.

While the new Velocity might be a little better, not a whole lot has changed. The headline is that Titleist’s signature distance ball is now available in matte green, matte orange and matte pink.

Feel is a preference. Color is a preference, too. Again, fish where the fish are.

If three new matte color options (green, orange, and pink) weren’t enough of a draw, Titleist is making it interesting by tweaking the player numbers on the green and orange versions – 00, 11, 22, and 33. For better, worse, or the same, the white and matte pink versions come with traditional numbers (1, 2, 3, 4).

The retail price for the new Velocity is $27.99. Availability begins January 22.

For more information, visit 60stoday.com.

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Review: Callaway X2 Hot, X2 Hot Pro Fairway Woods | 60S Today

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Pros: Two different options, a Pro version with a slightly smaller head, lower launch and spin, and flatter sole, and a standard version offering maximum forgiveness and an easier launch. Lighter and thinner forged Hyper Speed Face Cup continues to produce great feel and more ball speed across the face.

Cons: Similar to the X2 Hot Pro hybrid, the Pro fairway wood looks beautiful, but even better players might find it takes a lot of work to hit great shots. No adjustability, but numerous loft options to choose from should work for most golfers.

Bottom line: These clubs are seriously long and look really good at the same time. The X2 Hot Pro is designed for the better player and offers good performance from virtually any lie as well as greater workability to hit a variety of shots. All golfers can benefit from the slightly higher-launching and more-forgiving X2 Hot fairway wood.

Overview

Callaway made a major statement in 2013 with the X Hot fairway woods. Callaway went from having a second-tier wood product line to dominating the fairway wood category, doubling its market share. This year it is continuing to offer two versions of its fairway woods — a Pro version for better players and a standard version designed for everyone. The X2 Hot Pro fairway wood has a slightly smaller head, flatter sole and Aldila Tour Green shaft. The X2 Hot fairway wood, which is really designed for every golfer, has a larger head, more forgiveness and Aldila Tour Blue shaft that makes it easier to launch the ball in the air and generate good distance across more of the face.

Both fairway woods have a high-strength forged 455-carpenter steel cup face like last year’s X Hot fairway woods. This year, through Callaway’s precision forging, the company was able to make the face of the X2 Hot fairway woods lighter and thinner, which maximizes the spring-like effect of a greater area of the face, generating increased ball speed on mishits. The Internal Standing Wave, technology that also debuted on last’s year’s X Hot fairway woods, is lower and more forward to increase performance of the clubs on shots hit low on the face.

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The X2 Hot fairway woods are available in lofts of 15, 17, 19, 21, 23 and 25 degrees. They come stock with a Aldila Tour Blue 60 shaft in light, regular and stiff flexes. The swingweight is D3.The X2 Hot Pro fairway woods are available in lofts of 13.5, 15, 17 and 19 degrees, with an aftermarket version of Aldila’s Tour Green 75 shaft in R, S and X flexes. The swingweight is D3. Both fairway woods will be available in stores Jan. 17 and sell for $239.

Performance

Depending on the player, the fairway wood plays the role of driver, lay-up club, go-for-it club, approach club or all of the above. Golfers use fairway woods from a variety of lies, and expect them to perform equally well off the tee and off the deck. I tested the X2 Hot 3 Wood and 15-degree X2 Hot Pro fairway woods 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.

My first few shots with both fairway woods were on the driving range prior to a round. It was a windy day and a great opportunity to see how each club handles conditions that are not ideal. Both fairway woods produced really nice trajectories and neither one ballooned up in the air. My typical ball flight with a fairway wood is straight to a slight cut, but both clubs on the range and on the course produced straight shots and draws. Working the ball in both directions was still possible, as was the occasional fade with the X2 Hot Pro, but these clubs have some draw bias to them.

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Similar to my initial thoughts about the X2 Hot Pro hybrid, I really wanted to love the X2 Hot Pro fairway wood. At address, the head looks almost like a large hybrid, very compact and powerful. I could instantly feel the difference in weight, too, with the X2 Hot Pro feeling heavier at address. However, just like the Pro hybrid, I was working hard on every shot.

Over the course of four rounds, I played the X2 Hot and X2 Hot Pro fairway woods off the tee and from the fairway and rough. Each club continued to produce the ball flight and distance I expected. I was really impressed with the clubs’ Warbird soles and how they interacted with the turf from a variety of lies. I was seeing as much distance, if not more, than I was seeing with my current gamer, and I had a chance to go at a couple par 5s that I ordinarily wouldn’t go for. From the fairway, I felt like it was easier to get the ball up in the air with the X2 Hot. Off the tee, both fairway woods produced some good shots keeping my tee balls on the fairway on tight driving holes.

Performance: Standard X2 Hot Fairway Wood

Over the course of an hour-long session on Flightscope, I rotated between both fairway woods and threw out true mishits and outliers from the data presented below. I tested shots off the heel and toe as well as high and low on the face.

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Above: The X2 Hot fairway woods have crown graphics and a graphic over the center of their faces to help golfers with alignment.

Both fairway woods are designed to launch the ball easier and produce higher ball speeds across a wider portion of the face. On average, when compared to the X2 Hot Pro, the standard fairway wood generated 2 mph more club head speed, but only a yard more total distance. The launch angle was only a half-degree higher than the X2 Hot Pro, but generated slightly more spin. That said, the spin numbers were very low. Almost 600 rpm less on average than my current gamer.

Almost every shot I hit with the X2 Hot fairway wood had a draw ball flight and a very nice trajectory. Callaway moved weight to the perimeter, which helps to stabilize the club on mishits and I was curious how off-center hits would perform. Mishits off the heel resulted in less loss of ball speed and distance than shots off the toe. In my testing, the X2 Hot hybrids and drivers actually produced better performance on mishits, but overall, the X2 Hot fairway wood was still very forgiving during testing.

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Performance: X2 Hot Pro Fairway Wood

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The X2 Hot Pro produced some of the longest fairway wood shots I’ve hit on a launch monitor. While my swing speed was 2 mph slower than with the X2 Hot, primarily the result of the different shaft, I was still generating the same ball speed with 1-to-2 yards more carry and total distance. The spin numbers were slightly lower as well, which worked well for me outside in the windy test conditions. My overall dispersion was about 8 yards tighter on average with the X2 Hot Pro, but my misses were much more exaggerated.

I expected that my ball flight with the X2 Hot Pro would favor more of a straight shot or slight cut, but I found the majority of my shots produced draws. Mishits off the heel and toe still generated good ball speed, but it was much easier to mishit the Pro version. The more forward-jetting Internal Standing Wave appears to have worked well, as shots low on the face produced good ball speed without adding too much spin.

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Both clubs outperform my current gamer in every category, and generated average distance gains of 3 to 5 yards. If we look at the most well-struck shots off the center of the face, the X2 Hot Pro was 12 yards longer than my current fairway wood and the X2 Hot was 5 yards longer. My longest shot with the X2 Hot Pro fairway wood was as long as some of my shortest, slightly mishit drives with the X2 Hot drivers. These fairway woods are crazy long when you hit them on the sweet spot and still produce great ball speeds on mishits.

The X2 Hot and X2 Hot Pro produced results I expected based on Callaway’s claims. If you checked out the review of the X2 Hot hybrids, there is a pattern here. For the better player, the Pro version should be very enticing and has everything you would want. But even if you favor pro models, I would recommend also testing the standard version to compare the forgiveness and overall performance. The Tour Green shaft was the No. 1 shaft on the PGA Tour last year for a reason, but some golfers might find it a little too much to handle. For the golfer looking for help getting the ball into the air and greater forgiveness on mishits, the standard version should go on the list of fairway woods to test this year.

Looks and Feel

These fairway woods are incredibly good looking. The blend of the darker grey crown and darker grey Aldila shafts look like they were made for each other. The X2 Hot have simplistic crown markings on the head, but they aren’t distracting, if anything they tie the graphics from the sole to the crown together. Similar to the X2 Hot driver, the X2 Hot fairway wood also has a chevron alignment mark, while the X2 Hot Pro is completely clean on the crown. The shape and look of the face of the fairway woods are slightly different as well with the X2 Hot Pro having less scroll lines than the X2 Hot. Overall, the X2 Hot Pro is a fairway wood designed for the purist and the X2 Hot is designed for pretty much anyone else.

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Both versions offer a distinctly different look at address. Even though the X2 Hot isn’t an oversized fairway wood, when placed side by side, the X2 Hot Pro looks almost like a hybrid by comparison. I felt confident at address with both clubs, but for different reasons. With the X2 Hot fairway wood, I felt like I could hit the ball anywhere on the larger face and end up somewhere near where I was aiming. Looking down at address with the X2 Hot Pro, I felt like I had a mallet in my hands and if I hit the ball anywhere near the sweet spot, it would fire out like a low, penetrating rocket.

The forged face feels pure at impact, especially shots off the sweet spot. Plenty of feedback is also available on both heel/toe and high/low hits. As expected, impact with the X2 Hot Pro, with its hybrid-like smaller head, felt more firm and iron-like and the X2 Hot felt more, well, hot off the face. At times, the X2 Hot Pro felt very rigid, which aided in the feeling that it was more work to hit great shots.

Bottom Line

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Improving on an already good product is tough to do. Callaway engineers didn’t simply slap a new coat of paint on old technology; they set out to continue to push the limit in fairway woods and managed to design a line with more robust faces that generates higher ball speeds, more forgiveness and works from a variety of lies.

With numerous loft options and premium stock shafts, the X2 Hot and X2 Hot fairway woods should be on your list of clubs to test this year if you’re in the market for a new fairway wood.

Review: Callaway X2 Hot, X2 Hot Pro Fairway Woods

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Masters 2017 ticket prices: Single-day passes could cost you $2,000+

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It’s no secret: Masters tickets are notoriously difficult to obtain.

A limited number of single day practice-round and daily tournament passes are distributed each year by a lottery system that is entered via an online application.

OK, but if you know a Masters patron with yearly four-day badges (for the tournament rounds) and he/she is willing to give you ones not in use for 2017, this can get you in. But these are long odds, too.

If you can’t swing either of these, that means your bet for tickets is to go to the secondary market.

And oh, does that get pricey.

We’re still five days out from the first practice round (Monday, April 3) and the prices are gigantic for Masters week.

The cheapest option for one, single-day pass right now? Go to the Monday practice round.

What will that set you back? According to StubHub, $550 at least. Here’s the proof:

Other ticketing sites tell the same story, if not pricier.

As you might imagine, the prices only get steeper for passes later in the week. A single pass for the Tuesday practice round is going for around $725 or more. The Wednesday practice round, which includes the Par 3 Contest, will require you forking over some $1,500. Yes, $1,500.

Here are the minimum prices you can expect to pay for the remainder of the week if you buy one pass through a ticketing site:

Thursday: $2,100

Friday: $1,750

Saturday: $1,500

Sunday: $1,400.

Thursday-Sunday (four-day badge): $6,500

All seven days: $9,000

Here are some of the main ticketing sites offering Masters tickets: StubHub, TicketCity, 60stoday.com, PrimeSport and VividSeats.

(Note: Certain ticketing sites offer partial-day passes, which reduces the price. But those are going fast!)

These figures are just at the moment, too! As the tournament nears, prices are bound to continue upward and could fluctuate at any time (like, if/when Tiger Woods commits to play).

There are a couple caveats.

First, these are the prices for just buying a single pass for a day. If you’re looking to purchase multiple of such, ticket sites may offer a little bit in deals on certain days. But those go quickly and likely won’t save more than $100 per ticket.

There’s also this: Ticketing sites aren’t your only secondary market avenue. There are plenty of passes and badges being sold on eBay, sometimes at prices $100s lower than you’ll find on ticketing sites. But most of these are up for bid rather than straight up purchasing, adding some uncertainty if there’s a time crunch.

Another option is Craigslist, where some tickets are advertised at prices several hundred dollars lower than those on ticketing sites. BUT BEWARE!!!

There’s plenty of scamming done on Craigslist, so if you go this route, be as cautious as you can, and any really low ticket price you see may very well be too good to be true.

Finally, if you’re looking to drive down to Augusta, Ga., to try to buy tickets there, BE CAREFUL here, too. If police catch anyone buying, selling or handing off passes or badges within a 2,700-foot boundary of Augusta National, said perpetrators can face misdemeanor charges.

All of this is to say, this isn’t your grandfather’s Masters. There was a time when nabbing a ticket to the year’s first major wasn’t such a voyage, as the tournament didn’t sell out in any year until 1966. But a waiting list for badges was soon formed due to increased demand and then closed on two different occasions (the wait list is currently closed).

The times certainly have changed. Getting a Masters ticket via the secondary market will cost you. So if you’re determined to go this avenue, make sure you have plenty of leeway on your annual budget.

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