Month: February 2012

iPING App and Cradle for iPhone 4 and 4s

Recently I picked up the PING Putting Cradle for iPhone 4 and 4th Generation iPod Touch which is used to affix your iPhone or iPod to most standard putter shafts and as I tested, belly and long-shafted putters. My single issue with this training tool is only a “naked” iPhone or iPod will fit in the cradle. For me, as you can guess, is not a good option. Doing so eliminates all efforts to “Jay-Proof” my iPhone! I have an OtterBox Defender on my iPhone 4s, which is one of the most protective cases available. In order for me to use this I must to remove my iPhone from its protection. The iPING Cradle does however have the cut-outs you find on most every iPhone case; volume buttons, headphone input, and the sleep/wake button. However, the iPING Cradle is not meant to substitute for a case if you use one. Below you can watch both the Unboxing & Review as well as the iPING App & Cradle in action videos. Here is the screen capture of my results… The objective is to lower that 16.2 (my initial result, yours will differ) Putting Handicap through continued use of this app. I admit, it is a nice idea as far as motivation is concerned. You will tend to take your 5 putts, view your results and think, “OK, just five more!”...

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What Is Your Skill?

I had a conversation with a good friend of mine a bit ago and we were waxing philosophic as we tend to do, and he brought the subject up of career, or life choice. Something that sticks out to me, he said, and I paraphrase a bit, “ask your parents what you were most skilled at, or were best at when you were a kid.” With the notion that their answer is probably what you would excel at both in your career and life if you can turn said skill into revenue. I had occasion to think about that today and my answer is “Telling stories”, though I have yet to ask my parents, I’m fairly confident that would be their answer. However, I will ask and get back to you… Point is I was always a “story teller” as a kid, mostly to make up for my physical disability, or short comings, depending on your perspective. Thus, being young, not having much “life experience”, the stories would most often be fiction. I realized that that not only stopped being entertaining, but developed into a “cry wolf” sort of situation, which became troubling. So, as I began a new life, so to speak, in high school, I made a promise to myself to actually DO the things that I would tell stories about. I had the story telling skill,...

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TaylorMade R11S Vs. RocketBallz Driver: Club Face

I went to the midnight release event for TaylorMade’s two new “white wonders” for 2012, the TaylorMade R11S and the RocketBallz Driver. I remembered writing an article last June about the difference between the faces of the R11 and the Burner SuperFast 2.0, that article can be read Here. What I found was that “the Burner SuperFast 2.0 face is noticeably broader laterally and shorter vertically than that of the R11”. Pictured below: the Burner SuperFast 2.0 (left) and R11 (right)… At the release event I thought to take a similar picture of the R11s compared to the RocketBallz Driver. The RocketBallz on the left and the R11s pictured on the right. I was able to put a lefty Rocketballz next to a righty R11s, which I think shows the differences between the two even better. However what stood out most to me was the new RocketBallz Driver’s face compared to last years Burner SuperFast 2.0. I noticed that the RocketBallz face is even more vertically short, leading me to suggest teeing the ball a bit lower still than I did with the Burner SuperFast 2.0. That remains to be...

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