Please note that even for bats that come "pre-knocked" by the manufacturer, it is advisable to knock-in the bat for few days before play. Kashmir Willow is harder than English Willow, and does not require as much knocking in. However, it is advisable to knock-in your Kashmir Willow at net practice for achieving better bat performance. Tic Tac Toe is just what this game is. If you want to play this game without a pen or paper, this is the application you want to get your hands on. I know it's the traditional game, but it's a traditional game because it's a classic. If you have any of these symptoms, especially the hammer shape, pain or stiffness in a toe or toes, you should consider consulting your physician. Even if you're not significantly bothered by some of these symptoms, the severity of a hammertoe can become worse over time and should be treated as soon as possible. Up to a point hammertoes can be treated without surgery and should be taken care of before they pass that point. After that, surgery may be the only solution. Your doctor may prescribe exercises to improve the range-of-motion of your toes, such as stretching them and picking up objects such as marbles and handkerchiefs with them. Both Newport models are available in 33", 34", and 35" lengths and come with a lie angle of 71° and 4° of loft standard. The Studio Select can be adjusted +/- 2 degrees from their standard lie in order to fit your individual putting stroke. The 303 stainless is a nice soft metal to work with, so discount golf clubs adjusting your lie should be a snap. I had to visualize putting straight up the line provided by the three ball alignment and then follow through on that line. It was definitely an adjustment for me, after putting with a Cameron Newport Two putter for the past three years. Mallet toe is a deformity at the end of the toe. As the end joint constricts, the end of the toe looks somewhat like a mallet. Over time, as the joints continue to hammer, the cartilage, ligaments, and joints begin to deteriorate and fusion starts to occur. At this point the center of the hammer toe will not be able to flatten down without surgery to repair and will cause corns that can add to the pain one experiences. Toe exercises may also be prescribed. These can include picking up marbles with your toes, crumbling a piece of paper with your toes and other stretching exercises The putters grip is strictly a personal decision. Some golfers like a thick grip and feel it helps keep the wrists straight. Others like a slimmer grip and feel it gives them more control. Try both and use the one that simply feels the most confortable. You'll know it when you hold it. Even though most PGA touring pros use heel weighted blade, it is very hard to control and will probably hurt more than help. Check out a heel toe weighted putter or a face balanced mallet head. Both have larger sweet spots and even a poorly hit putt will end up in the general target area.