McDavid 429 Brace

McDavid 429 Knee Brace Review

What if I were to tell you the McDavid 429 brace was one of the best purchases I have made in the last 13 years? I know what you are thinking, that sounds like a ridiculous statement. However, when you have had four knee surgeries, two of which were major reconstructive surgeries, and I no longer have cartilage in my left knee than it isn’t as ridiculous. If you don’t know how it feels, just imagine slamming two bones together all day long.

Always being an active person from golfing, snowboarding and weightlifting has become difficult when dealing with chronic knee pain. Which is why I have gone through the gauntlet of knee braces on the market.

However, earlier this year, I decided to give another knee brace a shot and turned to one of the leaders in the industry, which is McDavid, that has been perfecting the knee brace since 1969.

The McDavid 429 brace I use with the polycentric hinges is a game changer. It is not only the most comfortable knee braces I have ever owned but gives me the ultimate lateral support I suffer from doing activities especially with a previously torn LCL, MCL, PCL, Meniscus and two allografts that were done to my knee.

The neoprene material helps with providing maximum compression and moisture control through the toughest workouts or rounds at the golf course. The top and bottom straps also let you dial this brace into the perfect fit every time. Wearing this brace gives me peace of mind and allows me to focus on the activity instead of dealing with the knee pain I’ve struggled with for years.

If you are in a similar situation and looking for something that can help change your knee injury circumstances than I believe you need to give this brace a shot. Since I know you want to get back to your favorite activities that seem impossible right now but McDavid can help you get back on track.

Srixon 765 Driver

Srixon 765 Driver Review

What’s that shiny black object flying at supersonic speeds and launching missiles through the clear blue sky? It’s not the sleek body of a stealth fighter but the Z Series 765 Driver by Srixon. The combination of the power wave sole, stretch-flex cup face and new lightweight crown paired with the Project X HZRDUS black shaft makes it a lethal combination for any golf course. Pair it with their new Z Star XV golf balls and it will officially take your game to a whole new level.

Srixon has launched what I believe is not only one of the best performing drivers I have played but one of the best looking clubs on the market. This Srixon Z765 driver went through the utmost precision down to every detail from the colorways to their performance features that sets this driver apart from all the others on the market. I like to call this driver War Machine since it’s so good that I bet Colonel Rhodes games this beast.

While testing this driver on the range to playing the first round I was blown away by the performance. The first time I took it to the range and sent a few balls out the back of the driving range, I knew this club was different. After suffering a rotator cuff tear earlier last year, causing me to miss out on a lot of golf from pain and surgery, this made everything better by knowing I still had my swing. Even better was the 765 driver made explosive distance easy to achieve but this thing is so damn accurate it’s silly. I was able to take lines on the course that you can only do when you have complete confidence in your club and your abilities.

This driver will allow you to take the most aggressive lines that most players think would be crazy and too risky of a decision. However, this is the Z765 and you can do extraordinary things like hitting drives that need to carry a hazard over 300 yards. This allows an approach shot with a wedge compared to a mid-iron.

My overall impression of this driver is that it’s a masterpiece, and I believe it will help me hit more fairways off the tee like when I was injury free and shooting scratch golf. Being able to hit long drives that are exactly where you want is crucial. This allows you to hit shorter clubs into greens that produce more birdie opportunities every round. Now hit up your local golf shop and get fitted for your own War Machine to destroy all the other drivers on the course.

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Srixon 765 Irons Review

What’s forged perfection that’s handcrafted from Japan and has officially replaced my Mizuno MP64’s from my golf bag? It’s the Srixon 765 irons, which are some of the best feeling irons I have ever hit in my life. Since I received these irons in the mail I have put them through the ringer. We are talking hitting these every day for the past few weeks with multiple rounds and range sessions at lunch.

After tearing my rotator cuff in January and being laid up for most the year dealing with injuries, these irons have been one of the brightest moments for me.

Right out of the box these irons were already a winner with shining bright chrome and clean lines of the muscle cavities. The masters at Srixon have manufactured what I believe to be the best iron to hit the market in the last few years. The thin topline makes it look like a blade without any unnecessary thickness to the width of this iron. It’s a perfect example of top notch R&D and keen eye for artistic design. I wouldn’t change anything about the look of these beauties.

Where these clubs really shine is in their top-of-the-line performance. How would you like an iron that combines deadly accuracy with more distance, playability and will shave strokes off your rounds? You are in luck because they are available right now. After playing these for weeks, I have been able to move the ball any direction and with some of the tightest dispersion I have ever had in my golf career. Even better is the penetrating ball flight these irons create has allowed for pin hunting with no fear to go after any flag on the course.

When hitting these irons onto greens, I have never seen this kind of performance that lets me easily dictate distance and spin control. This is key when finding a perfect iron for your game, and has given me the ability to hit these farther than my Mizuno’s, which I thought would never leave my bag. This added distance from the Srixon 765 irons give me the opportunity to hit a higher lofted club to dial in the tightest approach shots.

Overall I believe Srixon has created a gem especially for players like myself that love the feel of a blade but the forgiveness of the muscle cavity. Lower handicap players wanting more performance in their game should definitely take a look at these irons. The 765’s are magic, and I am already seeing what these monsters are made of, and I believe this is the missing key to my golf game on finally shooting the best scores of my life after all the injuries my body has endured.

My Srixon 765 irons are 3-PW with 1” extensions and Project X 6.5 shafts. When looking to purchase your Srixon’s, make sure you find an authorized dealer and get fitted properly because I know how good they will be for you when you become the envy of all your friends this golf season.


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iFitGolf the Ultimate Golf Fitting Experience

Shop Small Businesses

Imagine walking into a sporting goods store looking for the latest driver on the market. A 17-year-old kid walks over from the baseball section when he sees you rummaging through clubs and wants to add to his sales total for the day. He sets you up with a stiff shaft when realistically you should be playing a regular or x-stiff depending on your swing. I can’t tell you how many times I have seen people fall into this old trap of shopping at the big box stores since they think, “I can get a hell of a deal on a golf club.”

The problem with this mentality is that the majority of the time you will find is the staff not only lacks knowledge of proper golf fitting but needs to sell all their product “off the rack”. However, we all know is the wrong approach when selling golf clubs because one product doesn’t fit all. That’s why you need to seek experts that want to see you play better golf.

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This held true when I recently had the great opportunity to get properly fitted for my Mizuno MP-64 irons at iFitGolf in Folsom, California.

iFitGolf is a small business that has dedicated golf fitting experts that are some of the best in the business compared to other experiences I have had in the past. The owner, Bobby Siravo, and his highly-trained staff utilize expert knowledge and cutting-edge technology to make sure you have the best setup customized to your unique swing.

Let the Fitting Begin

The Mizuno MP-64’s are still my irons of choice even though they were launched in 2013. The feel of these irons are second to none and performance has been great but I always believed they could be better. Since I injured my Achilles heel, the past few years I have had missed opportunities with hitting greens in regulation. I had KBS Tour shafts installed when I first received these irons but my high swing speed needed a better fit.

That’s when I decided to take the 45 minute drive from Rocklin to Folsom past all the big box golf stores to the real experts in the Sacramento area. It was worth every cent.

I began my fitting process by discussing with iFitGolf the problems I had experienced with my clubs and started hitting my 6 iron in the Trackman hitting bay. After 15 shots, I checked the dispersion of errant shots I would typically see in a round. Immediately they were able to diagnose my situation, and I began hitting a variety of shaft choices that would complement my swing.

Finally after testing they were able to narrow it down to a Project X when I started hitting the 6.0 consistently down the line with excellent launch angle and spin rates. But they didn’t stop there. Matt Hollinsead believed the 6.5 would actually be the perfect fit and took the time to hunt down that shaft in the store to make sure it would be exactly what I needed. He was right. I ended up hitting 10 shots with a 7 iron, all of them dead straight at 200 yards. Now that is consistency I can live with in the future, which in turn will translate into playing better golf.

So now that you have decided to take your golf game to the next level and get properly fitted, remember to shop small business that have experts that will make you play better and shoot lower scores today. If you live in the Sacramento, California area I highly suggest stopping by iFitgolf and see what they can do for your game.

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PRO Jym Vanilla Protein Crepes

Nothing is better than really really thin pancakes. So get ready to say “I Love Crepes” especially packed with protein. All you need is the following ingredients thrown into a blender. Pour 1/3 of a cup of batter and swirl in pan with some cooking spray. Cook until light golden brown and flip to other side. Now get ready to eat a whole mess of crepes with Pro JYM by Jim jym crepes

Recipe Ingredients

– 1 cup Rolled Oats
– 2 tbsp Coconut Oil
– 2 Scoops Pro JYM Vanilla Protein Powder
– 2 eggs
– 1 cup Skim Milk
– Dash of salt, cinnamon, nutmeg and vanilla extract


1 Serving Size (2 1/2 crepes) makes 5 total crepes with 1/3 cup batter

532 calories
24.5 grams of fat
grams carbs
39 grams protein

*** Add smashed banana, scoop of Pro JYM chocolate protein powder and 1/2 cup of Greek yogurt to fill for extra protein!

Pro JYM Cookie Crunch

Pro JYM Protein Vanilla Pancakes

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Everyone loves pancakes especially protein pancakes when eating first thing in the morning. Here is my favorite way on making them with the best protein powder on the planet Pro JYM by Jim Stoppani. I just throw all these ingredients together in a Magic Bullet (best tool ever) and throw it on a pan with some cooking spray.

Recipe Ingredients

– 1 Scoop Pro JYM Vanilla Protein Powder
– 4 Egg Whites
– 1/2 cup Skim Milk
– Dash of Cinnamon and Nutmeg
– 3/4 Cup Rolled Oats
– 1 tsp Baking Powder


1 Serving Size

476 calories
7 grams of fat
grams carbs
50 grams protein

Pro JYM Cookie Crunch

Pro JYM Protein Chocolate French Toast

Start your New Year with a protein packed French Toast with Pro JYM protein powder. So avoid a trip to your localPro JYM Cookie Crunch diner, save some money and get some gains.

Recipe Ingredients

– 1 Scoop Pro Jym Cookie Crunch Protein Powder
– 2 Whole Eggs, 1 Egg White
– 1/2 cup Whole Milk
– Dash of Cinnamon and Nutmeg
– 2 Slices Whole Wheat Bread

Blend all ingredients together and pour liquid in casserole dish. Soak bread for 10 minutes (5 min on each side).  Spray pan with nonstick spray, cook until golden brown on each side.


1 Serving Size

555 calories
8.1 grams of fat
grams carbs
50 grams protein

Pro JYM Cookie Crunch

Pro JYM Cookie Crunch Mocha

Ditch the Starbucks mocha and go for a better option with Jim Stoppani’s ProJym protein powder. The best part it will save you 4 bucks and a 20 minute wait in the drive thru. Pro JYM Cookie Crunch

Recipe Ingredients

– 1 Scoop Pro Jym Cookie Crunch Protein Powder
– 2 cups of black coffee
– 1/2 cup whole milk
– Handful of ice cubes

Blend all ingredients together. Boom. Morning Gains.


1 Serving Size

235 calories
7.5 grams of fat
12.5 grams carbs
28 grams protein

Pro JYM Cookie Crunch

Pro JYM Cookie Crunch Coconut Almond Pudding

I have been a huge fan of Jim Stoppani’s JYM products for awhile especially his new protein powders which are Vanilla, Smores and Chocolate Cookie Crunch. Here is one of my favoritePro JYM Cookie Crunch snacks I make in the mornings and bring to work.  It is a twist on the flavors you would find in an Almond Joy candy bar.

Recipe Ingredients

–  2 Scoops Pro Jym Cookie Crunch Protein Powder
–  1 cup Plain Non-fat Greek Yogurt
–  1/4 cup Whole Milk
–  2 tbsp Slivered Almonds
–  2 tbsp Shredded Unsweetened Coconut

Mix all ingredients together and put in fridge overnight so it tightens up in a pudding consistency.


1 Serving Size

582 calories
15 grams of fat
29 grams carbs
78 grams protein



Plum Quick Racing Sets New Record With Fastest Golf Cart

So these guys have taken “Removing the Governor” to a whole new level with this golf cart fitted with a Top Flight bag.

“Plum Quick Racing at Darlington Dragway, SC. Drag racing a 90% stock Club Car Golf Cart to reset the Guinness World Record for “Fastest Golf Cart”. We hold the current GWR record @ 103.65 mph.”