Hi everyone… hope you all had a great Easter weekend. I’m holding down the fort by myself for the next while so I thought I’d spend some time and answer some of you email. I’ll probably have a few mailbag posts in the next few weeks to try and keep up with all of your questions. Let’s get to it!
I’ve had a few people asking me for my thoughts on my Ogio Straight Jacket travel case. I’ve had a Straight Jacket for about a year and just love it. My Dad and I actually share it so it gets lots of use. Ogio products are very durable and the Straight Jacket is built like a tank. It fits pretty much any sized bag and the straps allow you to tighten it up. The material is very strong… I’ve never had one come back ripped (and we sell a lot of them). The bag rolls easy and it comes in some really cool colors that stand out at the airport. There are lots of great travel cases on the market and the Ogio is one of the better ones. It’s worth a look! Check it out at Ogio.com.
I’ve also had a few more questions asking about the Wilson Nc6 irons. I’d love to to tell you more about these but I don’t really have any new news for you. For those of who missed the Nc6 post… these are basically Wilson’s version of the TaylorMade CGB irons. They are currently available in Asia and I’ve been told that they will be coming to the Canadian market soon. No word on a U.S. release yet. Speaking of Wilson in the U.S…. sounds like we should see some new Wilson clubs in the fall. I’ve heard a few rumors of a “7″ series but we’ll have to wait and see.
We had an interesting email from a reader that had some of his stock shafts checked by a clubmaker to see if their specs were accurate. He was shocked to find that the majority of his shafts… both in his irons and woods… were actually much stiffer than advertised. I’ve heard lots of stories like this in the past and it’s not unusual to find clubs at your local shop that are much stiffer or more flexible than they say. Companies work hard to make sure clubs spec out correctly but the mass production of golf equipment makes it tough to check every one. If a customer of mine is having real problems hitting a certain iron… I’ll often have my clubmaker check it. Most companies have no problem reshafting a club if there is a problem but it’s basically up to the customer to report something. My suggestion… take your clubs to a clubmaker for a spring check up… have him check your lies, your shaft flexes and your lofts. Might as well get some new grips while you’re at it. You take your car for a spring check up… why not spend a bit of money and make sure that your clubs aren’t putting you behind the 8-ball even before you take your first swing of the year. Can’t find a good clubmaker in your area? Take them to your local shop and have them send the clubs back to the manufacturer. A little work now might save you a huge headache down the road. You might be surprised at what you find out!
We are also getting a lot of requests for golf club reviews. Keep sending in your requests and we’ll do our best to get to all of them. We’ll also have a few more shaft profiles on the way so if there is a shaft you really want to learn more about… let us know. And don’t worry about sending us an email… we always get people apologizing for numerous emails. We love getting mail because it gives us a really good idea of what you want us to talk about. This information makes writing posts a lot easier! Keep sending them in and we’ll keep turning out the answers! Have a great night and we’ll talk to you tomorrow!