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Review by Kekoa-

I’ve played Iomic sticky 2.3’s for several seasons now and really, really liked them. That said, they did have a couple faults. First, they seemed to wear fairly quickly. I also disliked the black cap and how they mark up the white area fairly quickly when pulling and inserting clubs into the bag. Probably, their biggest fault is wet weather performance. I’ve been caught a few times in the rain w/ them and was very close to losing contact altogether. Just making firm contact with the ball was a huge struggle.

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Since my grips were pretty worn, I was ready for a whole new set, but discovered that No.1 finally released a white grip and decided to give them a try. They come in 42, 48, and 50 series. Each series comes in white, but with different cap and logo colors. I already had my sights set on the 48 and was really happy to see they had the green combo, which I love. I had to go two wraps of tape to get them to feel similar in diameter to the 2.3’s. I should also note that these currently only come in ribbed form so I had to go logo up although I normally prefer it down. I could hardly feel the rib at all though. For anyone that wants a slightly larger grip, you can go w/ the 50 series, but I hear they are a bit squishier feeling, which I don’t like. I understand KJ and YE both play 50 series FWIW.

I was able to test them out tonight and the first thing I noticed was the tackiness. These things are super, super tacky. With the iomics, I would notice a little slippage at contact with off center shots. This was non-existent with the No.1’s. The No 1’s have a very distinct feel to them that is hard to explain. They feel very different from the iomics. You will see in the pics below that the dimple pattern on both grips are somewhat similar, but the No 1’s are noticeably deeper and in a straight line. I think this has a lot to do with why they are also supposed to really perform and keep their tack in wetness.

W/out further ado, I shot some quick picks w/ comparisons of the dimple depth and patter below. Feel free to shoot any questions my way. I’m really happy with them after just one range session. If they are as durable as the rep says they are, these will be my new grips in place of iomics.

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  1. matt

    Apr 17, 2018 at 12:33 pm

    While this is an older post, it’s worth pointing out that the writer must have a defective set of Iomic grips, as they are actually known for, and built specifically to be stickier in wet conditions. take a wet towel to the grip and let set for 30 seconds, it will literally feel sticky. You cant grip it while dripping in water mind you, no grip will handle that, but wetness actually enhances the tackiness on the rubber compound they use…

  2. Gabe

    Feb 17, 2015 at 8:39 pm

    I came across a distributor of No.1’s this past Saturday @ The Philadelphia Golf Show. The black grip had a great tacky feeling. Does this last for several seasons? I use Golf Pride Tour Wraps and wash grips every other round. I was quoted $12.99/grip. It was mentioned they were initially expensive however durable 4/5 seasons. Your experience…??

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WRX Spotlight: Putting Perfecter

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Putting can be one of the most frustrating parts of the game, it mystifies scratch golfers as much as high handicaps and can make anybody tremble over a three-footers. It’s one of the biggest factors in scoring, especially for the club-level player, but it’s often one of the last things people actually work on. Let’s be honest, it’s a lot of fun to pound drivers on the range, am I right?

But if you are seriously looking for a simple tool to help get you into the proper address position, the Putting Perfecter is a great one to start with.

The beauty of the device is in its simplicity. Fitting under your arms and across your midsection, it “locks” the player into the proper position to create a pendulum putting stroke. After giving it a shot and hitting putts for just a few minutes, then going back to putting without it made me feel like I was much more connected.

Don’t think it’s just for putting though.

Funny story, when I first took it out to work on my putting, I used it for about 30 minutes and then moved onto my chipping. After a few trips around the putting green I tried chipping with the Putting Perfecter in the same position and “WOW” same connected feeling was produced—it was perfect for working on low-flying “runners.” I was excited to tell my friend about it, until I went home and realized they actually advertise it to help with that too. Guess I’m not as clever as I thought…

No matter how you use it, the Putting Perfecter is a simple and effective training tool that can be carried in a bag to be used before or after a round, takes NO time to set up (a big plus), and is light—so you don’t feel like its dragging you down if you actually keep it in your bag. Since it’s a putting tool, you can even use it indoors very easily. If you are someone that struggles with consistent address position on putts or disconnecting when chipping, I believe the Putting Perfecter is a great tool to try.

For more information check out the Putting Perfecter website.

 

 

 

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WRX Spotlight: Uther Supply golf towels

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Product: Uther Supply golf towels

Pitch: Via Uther: “Uther cart towels use the highest quality material and construction which have been tested to perform season after season…Uther’s unique blend of moisturize wicking, soft microfiber is 3x more absorbent than cotton and 5x more durable…Waffle pattern to easily remove even the most stubborn dirt in club grooves and golf ball dimples…Uther is the creator of the fashionable golf towel. Features unique sublimated prints and designs that make a fun accessory for both men and women golf bags.”

Our take on Uther Supply golf towels

Most golfers have a “logo” towel hanging on their bag today. Typically you’ll see the name of a course the golfer has visited, or an OEM name. Uther Supply towels, however, are different. Uther (pronounced “other”) Supply Founder Dan Erdman described his inspiration for this unique line of golf towels in an interview with GolfWRX a few years back:

“When you work in the back shop and storage facility, you handle a lot of golf bags. I just noticed rows and rows of bags that all look the same and I thought it made a lot of sense to inject some personality into it. You know, people go crazy for how all the pros personalize their wedges and their bags. They buy towels and bag tags from courses like TPC Sawgrass and Pebble Beach to personalize their stuff, but in the end it all kind of blends together… I thought we could really add something to the marketplace.”

They have certainly succeeded in creating a new type of towel in the marketplace. We used them over several rounds of golf, in various conditions to put them to the test.

Meant to be shown off, Uther golf towel designs are creative and clever, with some of the most popular being the “Happy Gilmore inspired” Cart Towel and “90s coffee cup” Tour Towel. There of course, are many others to choose from.

Of course, let’s not forget that the primary function of a towel is to clean your golf equipment. That might seem easy but we at WRX have ordered some custom towels from other manufacturers in the past and were disappointed in the performance. Uther’s towels, however, succeed in both form and function. They’re stylish, but they also are an excellent functional towel. You’re like to be impressed at how light they are as well. These aren’t bath towels, but rather high-quality microfiber blends that Uther says are 3x more absorbent than cotton.

As far as cons, if we’re nitpicking, you may need to find a larger carabiner clip for some golf bags if you want to hang your towel in a more prominent place. These are made to show off, after all.

Prices range from $28-$35 USD and are available for purchase at uthersupply.com, Dick’s Sporting Goods and Golf Galaxy in the US and Golf Town in Canada.

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WRX Spotlight: Adidas Forgefiber Boa golf shoes

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Product: Adidas Forgefiber Boa golf shoes

Pitch: From Adidas: “Designed for protection from the elements, these golf shoes have enhanced cushioning to return energy on every swing. The shoes feature a spikeless outsole that flexes with your foot and has strategically placed lugs for outstanding grip and balance. An innovative closure system is built for micro-adjustments so you get the exact fit you need.”

Our take on Adidas Forgefiber Boa golf shoes

Golf shoes are curious creatures existing in a strange place? No? Finally free of the gravitational pull of traditionalism, shoe styles are finally at a place where form follows function. And while you may pine for the days of saddle shoes aesthetically, your feet (and likely your golf swing) surely do not.

While the shoes are also available in gray/white and black/white colorways, we tested the bolder dark marine variant.

Now, “good” footwear, as we are constantly wont to admit, is highly subjective. As of yet, you can’t test two pairs of kicks on a TrackMan and determine which is superior (rumored featured of TrackMan 5). So leaving aside aesthetics and how you like your shoes to fit, we provide the most valuable information, that is, regarding stability, cushioning, and traction. However, in this case, it’s also worth noting the closure system does allow for a more precise fit (and one that stays in place) than lace-up shoes do.

With respect to comfort, first of all, anything Boost is going to be comfortable, and these shoes are no exception. And whether you refer to the “Forgefiber in the upper features heat-pressed, TPU-coated fibers…stitched in” to the upper (as Adidas does), or merely the sensation that the Forgefiber Boas provide a solid foundation during the swing, the truth is the same: sound, stable here.

A look at the Puremotion outsole showcases some serious spikeless technology that also offers performance on par with the very best in spikeless footwear.

A final word: These shoes are no porous sieve, either, as you might be concerned they could be on first glance. Adidas’ Climastorm technology in the exterior yields a respectable level of water-repellency.

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