VC200 Golf GPS Rangefinder from Voice Caddie

VC200 Golf GPS Rangefinder from Voice Caddie

Voice Caddie VC200

I have been lucky enough to review several different GPS distance measuring devices in the last several years. Some of them have a bunch of additional functions and options more than just giving you a distance to the hole. If you are looking for a very simple way to get your yardages without pushing a bunch of buttons or trying to line up a flag in a laser you should consider the VC200 from Voice Caddie.

The VC200 is an innovative, compact device that gives you the basic information you need to improve your game. Simply clip the voice-guided GPS onto your belt or your hat and you can get spot-on distance measurements. No digging through your bag looking for the unit, or trying to read a digital display in the bright sunshine, one push is all it takes.

Voice Caddie VC200
The VC200 is your own personal caddie, simply click a button to activate the innovative voice-guided golf GPS. While other rangefinders on the market can be off, the VC200 guarantees accuracy. Consider it your own personal caddie, giving you distance instructions and feedback on the course. The VC200 provides you with a audio distance measurements within three meters or a little more than 3 yards.

Accurate Distance Measurements
Whether you’re looking for the distance to the green or your shot distance, you’ll hear accurate measurements from the VC200. The device is accurate, with a margin for error within a little more than three yards. That is plenty accurate for most recreational golfers, certainly for my game.

Cutting-Edge Design
Weighing in at under 0.85 ounces and measuring just 1 ½” wide by 1 ¾” tall by ½” thick including the clip, the VC200 is so compact that it clips right onto your hat or belt without adding extra bulk. Get the data and stats that you need on the course. The volume control buttons are easily accessible and can be adjusted to limit distractions to your playing partners. There is also a ball marker on the clip side of the device.

Voice Caddie VC200

40,000 Available Courses available
The VC200 comes with 30,000 preloaded courses, and offers more than 40,00 courses worldwide. You won’t have to spend time programming your device before taking it out for a day on the course. Just turn on the device a couple of minutes before your round and you will be good to go! There are no additional or hidden subscription fees with the VC200 device. It is all set to go once it’s charged right out of the box.

Automatic Course and Hole Recognition
While getting ready to go out for a game of golf, you should be excited for a day on the course, not worrying about your gadgets. With the VC200. You won’t have to worry about programming your device; it automatically recognizes what course you’re playing, as well as which hole you’re currently on. If you happen to be playing holes with parallel fairways the device may jump to that hole, you can quickly push the button to go back to the proper hole.

Golf Metronome System
Develop a better swing rhythm with the device’s unique swing tempo function. This would be a good feature to use on the practice range or during a practice round.

Rechargeable Battery
The battery is rechargeable and lasts up to nine hours when fully charged. Charge before heading out, clip it to your hat or belt, and don’t worry about it dying during your time on the course. When your battery does need a recharge, the VC200 will alert you. The cord plugs into a USB adapter that most people have around these days from their cell phones.

Voice Caddie VC200

Additional Standard Features

Volume Control
Two buttons on the side of the device control the volume. These buttons can also be used to toggle between meters and yards and to manually change holes.

Multilingual Options
The device can read out information to you in nine different languages: English, Spanish, German, Italian, Swedish, French, Japanese, Chinese and Korean. Golf is hard enough for me in English I didn’t dare to try Italian or German.

Inside the Box
A USB cable, user manual and a ball marker all comes in the box

Very simple to setup and use
Compact in size and weight
Tells you your battery life when you power it up
A great value, low cost of investment

It provides you only simple distances, no bells and whistles here! What you hear is what you get!
No choice for a voice, a woman’s voice was fine for me but others might not like it.

Voice Caddie VC200

So if you are a golfer looking for the basic yardages to the center of green and the distance you hit that monster drive consider the VC200 from Voice Caddie. I think you will be happy with the results you get and it will definitely save you some time searching around for yardage markers or pacing off distances. Voice Caddie has multiple styles and types of golf measuring devices so check them out at

Michael Hallee
Golf Life Contributor

Chipping Pro – Chipping Training Aid

Chipping Pro – Chipping Training Aid

Chipping Pro


If there’s one thing that all golfers need to work on, it’s their short game. My good friend, a golfer who has competed on the Tour and in the PGA Championship, told me that a golfer’s short game on Tour usually separates the best from the rest. Living on a course and seeing everyone that comes through, most people spend little to no time practicing their short game but rather hitting nothing but full swings and a few putts. That’s why I think the Chipping Pro is a good idea, mostly because it can be used at home.

The Chipping Pro is a chipping training aid that teaches proper form. This is achieved by having a raised back edge and an angled flap at the front. The raised edge creates an obstruction that causes the club to take the proper path, while the flap helps make sure you follow through correctly. The ball rests on a turf platform that is only 15mm off the ground. After a chip, you simply use the club to reset the flap and place the ball back on the turf.

Chipping Pro

There are two methods that are used by tour professionals and the Chipping Pro can help practice each of them. The Hinge & Hold and Pull Through Methods both have videos available on their website so you can choose your method and become a better chipper!

For this review, I did some testing along with a few others. I was the only single digit handicapper where everyone else was 14 or higher. I consider my short game to be one of the better parts of my game, but it could definitely improve. As for the other testers, they all struggle with too many wasted shots around the greens that cause their scores to skyrocket.

Chipping Pro

The 14 handicapper struggled but after multiple uses and using the instant feedback, they were making crisper contact and generating more spin than before. She was pretty excited to see the difference and explained that the ball would be easier to control with the added spin and consistency. The highest handicap golfers that I worked with found that they became too frustrated to spend much time with the aid. Although I explained to them that this was proof their form was way off, neither wanted to continue.

Chipping Pro

As for me, I spent a ton of time using this before I got out to the course to try it out. I personally love the consistency this thing forces you to have. You simply can’t hit the ball without doing it correctly. If you’re slightly off, you’re gonna catch the raised edge and miss the ball. I think this is why the higher handicappers struggled so much. I think if they would have spent the time perfecting it, the results would have been there. I definitely recommend this product to anyone, just be sure to stay patient and use the feedback the Chipping Pro is giving you. If you do, more consistency and lower scores will be heading your way!

Price : $39.99

We loved it and we think the Chipping Pro can help you and your short game!!

Josh Ross
Golf Life Contributor


Golf Sunglasses put to the test

Golf Sunglasses put to the test

Golf Sunglasses

Golf Sunglasses put to the test!


It’s that time of year, warm temperatures, blue skies, beaches, convertible sports cars, vacations and best of all – 36 hole days of golf. For all of these activities a good pair of golf sunglasses can be a needed friend, and with Father’s Day on the horizon we thought it would be a great time to roll out our review of the finest eyewear in golf.

Six companies contributed to our review: Oakley, Bolle, Tifosi, Electric, Reks and Under Armour. Sometime in the early 90’s I discovered how important quality eyewear is when I visited an ophthalmologist to examine a growth on my right eye called pinguecula. I was only 25 years old and indestructible. The eye doctor told me that the growth was harmless, but lectured me on how quickly my 20/20 vision would deteriorate without wearing proper eye protection daily (especially living in the Sunshine State). As someone who’s office has been primarily in the sunshine since 1987, it was probably a smart move to heed the advice and get some type of premium shades. Since then, having top quality eyewear has been a priority.

Golf Sunglasses

From wraparound sporty to the more classic Wayfarer style like Electric’s Knoxville model (front row center). Picking out a new pair of specs is much more like selecting the right pair of golf shoes than it is getting fit for a new driver. All of the shades in this review offer superior UV protection, so it really boils down to preference in tintframe style, size, fit and cost. Although each model features high tech innovation and space age materials, we’ll try not to bore anyone too many times with words like hydrophilic, grilamid and polycarbonate (forgive me if I slip one in every now and then). We rated each according to lens clarity, capability for green reading, functionality, quality, versatility and style.

Rating Table:

♦ = Marginal quality and less than ideal for golf activities

♦♦ = Limited in reducing glare and picking up turf contrast detail

♦♦♦ = Good sunglasses, but just average for golf

♦♦♦1/2 = A solid overall performer that provides excellent clarity

♦♦♦♦ = Versatile. enhances green reading, handles everything you can throw at them regardless of conditions.

♦♦♦♦1/2 = Quality and style worthy of being your “go to” shades.

♦♦♦♦♦ =  Supreme Gamer shades – “Must Have”


Golf Sunglasses

Bolle offers a vast assortment of golf specific eyewear choices – our test subjects included: 6th Sense (back left), Ransom Folds of Honor Limited Edition (back right) and Fly Air (front).


Golf Sunglasses Folds of Honor V3 Golf Limited Edition – for every one sold, Bolle makes a donation to the FOH to help the families of fallen military. Ransom model features bClear lenses formulated to keep your vision clear all day long and to repel moisture and smudges. The wrap-around shape has become the standard in golf eyewear, and certainly that’s a good thing since side glare can be a problem. Green reading with the bclear V3 lens (amber/bronze tint) is significantly enhanced.

Pros: Ransom is the most versatile style of the 3 Bolle options we tested.

Cons: Nothing really stands out about these, shiny black frames and extended length nose section can be slightly distracting while addressing a golf shot. 

Fit: Med/Large  $99 Rating: ♦♦♦


Golf Sunglasses

Bolle Fly-Air is new for 2017 and features all of the performance features of Ransom, but in a sleeker less cumbersome frame profile. 

Pros: Most prefer the Fly-Air styling because of the matte black frames and oval lens shape, these are both sporty and classic in style (and few golf specific shades can boast that). 

Cons: The smaller profile provides less lens coverage 

Fit: small/Medium $105 Rating: ♦♦♦♦


Golf Sunglasses

Bolle Golf’s 6th Sense is just an all out UV shield of the highest order. Also popular in cycling, 6th sense is all about intense “get after it” competition. The golf specific model features the same bClear V3 Modulator lens that’s now Bolle’s standard for enhanced turf contour clarity. Bolle now offers the 6th Sense in a Ryder Cup Edition that will be popular in France for the 2018 matches. Lee Westwood wears these out on the PGA and European Tour. After wearing these for a round in the intense South Florida sun, 6th sense easily exceeded our expectations in virtually everyway.

Pros: More lens/less frame is ideal for most sports, with golf it’s a game changer, these have zero visual distractions. The pliable arms allow for a custom fit that stays put regardless of how furious the activity. The hardcore linkster will find (as we did) these are right at the top of the list of golf specific shades. They may be Tour de France style, but easily the yellow jersey of Bolle’s Golf rotation. 

Cons: none. 

Fit: Large  $158 Rating: ♦♦♦♦1/2


Golf Sunglasses

Electric is a California company that brings their classy shoreline vibe into the golf market. Their Knoxville shown above debuted 10 years ago and is the company’s best selling eyewear model of all time. Is it golf specific? No, but it’s quality and style of the highest order and that scores points no matter what the activity is. Born in Cali, crafted in Italy.

Golf Sunglasses

Ok, since the Knoxville is not a golf specific eyewear product, I’ll break from my earlier statement and give some actual tech data on the product line: Knoxville Features a mold injected Grilamid frame and OHM polycarbonate bronze lens that protects 100% UV protection as well as 98% blue light protection. According to Electric, their VLT 11% bronze tint offers vibrant landscapes and surroundings. We don’t disagree (weighs 30 grams).

Pros: Superb quality. The matte finish Tortoise shell wayfarer style frame easily is the timeless classic of this group of sunglasses. Knoxville can be worn anywhere anytime. As an all-around pair of shades they’re top shelf.

Cons: If this was a review on sunglasses in general, these would easily garner a higher rating. As far as golf is concerned there are a few small items needed for these to be considered as serious gamer shades (for example: the nose and ear pieces don’t provide any kind of non-slip contact point). 

Fit: med/Lg $99 Rating: ♦♦♦1/2 Shop Electric:


Golf Sunglasses

Oakley is the most well known brand in sports sunglasses. PRIZM is the company’s latest lens innovation and aims to set new standards in definition and clarity in high performance eyewear. According to our friends at the “O” that we met with at the PGA Show in January – “By fine tuning individual wavelengths of color, PRIZM sharpens visual acuity to reveal nuances that would be missed by the naked eye.” Their EVZERO STRIDE (above) was our model for this review.

Golf Sunglasses

Planet X frame design and color scheme is an edgy vibe. EVZero features Oakley’s lightest frame and a 180 degree rimless lens for a completely unobstructed view. Oakley’s unobtanium ear socks and nose pad handle the no-slip chores

Golf Sunglasses

EVZERO Stride is definitely a large fit for those with bigger facial features. Perhaps the cleanest aesthetics of any eyewear on the market. PRIZM filters 100% of all UVA, UVB UVC and harmful blue light up to 400nm.

Golf Sunglasses

Pros: Similar to Bolle’s 6th sense, the EVZERO Stride leaves nothing to chance. It’s ultra light, has comprehensive UV coverage and the most advanced lens technolgoy in sports to keep you performing at your best. Since there are zero visual obstructions from the frame and they weigh practically nothing (just over 20 grams), you practically don’t even realize you’re wearing them. Reading greens and observing course details is a great experience with PRIZM. You won’t miss even the smallest of intricacies.

Cons: If you don’t care for the ultra bright tint of the PRIZM lens there isn’t an option to swap out for a different lens. 

Fit: Large $170 Rating: ♦♦♦♦1/2 Shop Oakley:


Golf Sunglasses

Reks Optics is a South Florida company that claims southern Palm Beach County as it’s home base. Innovation and value is what Reks is all about. We tested out their Sling-Blade Lumolux, an un-breakable black satin-touch flex frame that fits perfectly to those with a small/medium facial profile. According to Reks, “Our polarized lenses withstand impact 1000% better than glass or plastic.

Golf Sunglasses

Sling-blade comes in Black, Raspberry and White frames. Polarized Lumolux rose/amber polycarbonate lenses have 5 different coatings and an embedded polarized film that provides superbly crisp optics. Available in Red Mirror, Blue Mirror, Brown, Gold Mirror, Rose- Amber, Silver Mirror and Smoke. These performed as well as any eyewear we tested on the golf course.

Golf Sunglasses

The advanced polymer unbreakable frames have to be seen to be believed.

Golf Sunglasses

ProsStylish unbreakable satin touch frames and polarized lenses for $50 – need we say more? Reks as a relative unknown in Golf eyewear deserves some serious attention from those looking to get serious bang for their buck! Easily the sleeper of our review. 

Fit: Small/Medium

Cons: Nada! Rating: ♦♦♦♦1/2 Shop Reks:


Golf Sunglasses

Tifosi Crit (Metallic Red) might be the cult hero of this review. Gaining some momentum among golf enthusiasts in recent years for their innovative and highly functional specs and all at a great value. Engineered for endurance sports (and summer golf should be thought of as such), Tifosi packed Crit with tons of features (compact, stylish, light (31 grams) and at a price tag that will shock you.

Golf Sunglasses

Crit comes standard with 3 lens options so you can get optic clarity regardless of the conditions. Smoke -15.4 light transmission, Golf/Tennis 16.4 light transmission and Extreme Conditions 39.1 light transmission.

Golf Sunglasses

Crit features adjustable arm and nose pieces for perfect fit. Vented lenses improve air circulation and prevent fogging. Grilamid frames and polycarbonate lenses come standard.

Pros: Style and quality are top shelf. 3 sets of lenses for all conditions is a major bonus. There really isn’t an option Tifosi missed with these shades. One of our highly respected product testers thoughts on Crit “They rival any pair of Oakleys that I’ve ever worn.” He continued his praise, “Tried out the EC (extreme conditions) lens, my eyes which are very sensitive to light adjusted perfectly to them in no time.” Big thumbs up!” $69.95 (We’ve seen them online for $50

Cons: ZERO 

Fit: Medium Rating: ♦♦♦♦1/2 Shop Tifosi:


Golf Sunglasses

Under Armour has launched into the performance eyewear golf market with the emergence of the uber-marketable Jordan Spieth. Test models Octane and Igniter 2.0 shown above.


Golf Sunglasses

OCTANE features chrome GAME DAY multi-flection lenses that defend against 100% of UVA/B/C rays. According to UA: “ArmourSight lens technology provides enhanced distortion free vision.” Polyamide frame offers max strength and durability. UA AutoGrip self articulating temples conform to any head shape.

Pros: A versatile all around solid shield for links application. Multi- positioning nose pad provides a custom fit. One tester really liked the screwless cam-lock hinges.

Cons: chrome mirror-style lens doesn’t appeal to some of our testers.

Fit: med/Large $115 (seen online for under $90)  Rating: ♦♦♦1/2


Golf Sunglasses

UA Igniter 2.0 – Ultra-light ArmourFusion frames are constructed with Grilamid and titanium. The satin like feel and look of the matte black frames are a classy touch.

Golf Sunglasses

ArmourSight GameDay GREEN color enhancing lens technology delivers 100% UVA UVB and UVC protection as well as 20% less distorted peripheral vision. Adjustable nose pad ensures comfort and fit.

Pros: Solid performer. UA’s Igniter 2.0 gives you what you’d expect in a pair of modern day golf shades. No surprises, clear enhanced vision, clean lines and great fit. 

Cons: UA shades only come with a microfiber cleaning bag. Most of the companies featured in this review include a hard case in addition. $89 

Fit: medium Rating: ♦♦♦♦ Shop UA EYEWEAR:

Summary: Like we stated earlier, it really boils down to preference when you’re dealing with eyewear of this quality. Decide if you prefer a small, Medium or large fit according to the size of your facial features. Decide if you like an amber/bronze tint lens or a brighter more vibrant experience like Oakley PRIZM. Then decide on what your price range is, all eyewear in this feature ranges in price from $50 – $170.  Have a great summer and don’t forget June 16th is Father’s Day . . .


Jason  Bruno &

Sci-Core Practice Golf Balls

Sci-Core Practice Golf Balls

Sci-Core Practice Golf Balls

Every golfer needs to practice to get better at this game we call golf. However, it isn’t always easy to find the time to get away and head to the course to practice. That is where Sci-Core golf balls can help. The company Swing Coach (behind the game changing training golf club endorsed by Top Teacher Dean Reinmuth) has created this “real feel” practice ball for the everyday golfer. The Sci-Core golf ball is the heaviest practice ball on the market to purchase. Coming in at a weight of 20.5 grams, this ball will give you that more realistic feel allowing for maximum flight of 130 yards on full swings.

The Sci-Core Golf Ball is the perfect ball to use for indoor practice. Use them on your indoor putting greens. You can even chip them into a indoor or outdoor net. Take them outside to use in the backyard. They are perfect to use for short game practice around the yard. Get your kids involved and start them practicing early. You get real pop off the club face with a limited distance flight.

Sci-Core golf balls


  • Durable non-marking glossy cover

  • Condensed patent pending polymer foam construction

  • Traditional dimple pattern for accurate flight characteristics

  • Balls float for easy retrieval 

  • Extended use ball, won’t crack over time and retains its shape after months of use

    Sci-Core golf ball


Swing Coach Club makes it easy to have plenty of practice balls for practicing. You can purchase a 6 pack of Sci-Core golf balls for only $14.95. An even better offer is their Buy 3 Sleeves Get One Free deal.

No more excuses for not practicing. Now is the time to check out the Sci-Core Practice Golf Balls. No more FEAR of breaking windows or denting cars. Head over to their website and learn more today!


MGGolfTowels from MitholoG

MGGolfTowels from MitholoG

MGGolfTowels from MitholoG

The golf business is so rapidly growing that sometimes we seem to get lost in the process. I feel like everyday a new golf product is hitting the market. The big OEM’s constantly launching new clubs every few months. Apparel companies are starting up faster then you can say “Grip it and rip it.” One product we don’t see a lot of changes in is the Golf Towel. That is what made this review on the MGGolfTowels so much fun.

Last month we were in California filming a segment for Swing Jacket. While there filming, we were introduced to some of the folks behind MGGolfTowels from MitholoG. I have heard of them but didn’t really know much about them. Now I can honestly say I am not actively searching for new golf towels and making sure our readers know which are the best golf towels to use. I guess I can say it wasn’t a top priority. However, after seeing several different styles from MGGolfTowels I was immediately interested in learning more about them and if we should do a review.



MGGolfTowels have 18 different styles to choose from. Each style has its own clever name. For example, some of my favorites are the AUSSIE AUSSIE Its Jayson’z-Day,The KING and the @TheRealTrickyFowler. Every golfer is unique and has their own style. What better way to showcase your school colors or your favorite teams then by pimping out your golf bag and representing.

What was really cool was seeing some of the golf towels on golf bags while filming. The colors just really popped on camera. It just showed so much personality to each golfer. Check out these pics below and you will see what I am talking about.






MGGolfTowels can even place your logo on one of their towels. It can be your sports team or even golf courses can put their logo on the towels and give them out to their members. It’s that simple. Choose your colors, add your logo and start rocking it out on the course.


Final Thoughts:

MGGolfTowels help all golfers be unique and standout on the golf course. Every single towel is made right here in the USA.  Made with 380gsm microfibers making it very absorbent. Adding some water to the towel makes it easy to keep those balls or clubs clean throughout your round. They are machine washable making it super easy to clean after each round. These towels literally allow you to add some swag to your round. My only negative is probably the price. Most golfers I golf with or know would probably not consider purchasing a towel that comes in around  $35-40 bucks. I guess I would tell them that don’t look at it as just a regular golf towel but as a towel that is going to represent your personality and is a very well made product. In my opinion, that is worth the investment. Head over to to check out all the styles and get yourself one today!


swingOil – The Ultimate Golf Supplement‎

swingOil – The Ultimate Golf Supplement‎


The Ultimate Golfer’s Supplement

First Impression:  swingOIL is a drink supplement to use before, during or after your round of golf. The squeezable pouches with several flavors make it perfect to throw in your bag and enjoy between shots. Let’s see if swingOIL can replace gatorade or the classic Arnold Palmer!

The Product:

According to their website, “swingOIL is a golfer’s ideal companion. Drink it before tee-time, to stay loose; during your rounds, to avoid playing tight when it matters most; and after the final putt, to help your body prepare for tomorrow’s game.” Those are some strong words that most golfers should be thinking about and take notice. swingOIL has 7 key ingredients that keeps you flexible, focused, loose and smooth every time you tee it up. Their moto is “Get Loose. Swing Smooth” I personally would love to have this on a golf t-shirt. swingOIL is available in 3 oz. pouches that come in orange, lemon-lime and strawberry-banana flavors. PGA Tour player Jason Day is their biggest brand ambassador. If you have not seen his commercials for the product then you must have been hiding under a rock. There are several Champions Tour golfers using swingOIL as well.

swingOIL7 Key Ingredients:

1 – GLUCOSAMINE (100 mg.) & 2 – CHONDROITIN (50mg.)
3 – TURMERIC (40 mg.)
4 – TAURINE (100 mg.)
6 – GINSENG EXTRACT (100 mg.)

I am sure you all know exactly what these ingredients are and why they decided to use those. If you are not an expert like myself then feel free to head over HERE to learn more about each and why they chose these ingredients.


The first time I tried one was on a day that I didn’t sleep very well and was very sluggish in the office. I wasn’t even golfing but decided to at least try it and see what I thought. I tried the Lemon-Lime flavor and was pleasantly surprised how good it tasted. I don’t even think it was 30 min later and I felt like I had more energy and wasn’t feeling so blah. Now, I am not saying this is a energy drink like Red Bull or anything. All I am saying is that it made me more aware and gave me a boost of energy for the rest of the day. A few days later, I drank one before my round of golf. I felt looser then normal and felt absolutely great. I had a great round and didn’t feel exhausted after 18 holes.

swingOILMy big test was during one of our long film shoots. On a normal golf shoot we are out on the course filming from sun up to sun down. Those make for some long exhausting days. I drank one right when we arrived at the course and another right after lunch. The entire day flew by and I didn’t have my normal fatigue afterwards. In fact, I felt great!


Each 3 oz. pouch cost between $2.50-3.00 bucks depending on the quantity that you order. They offer a variety of amounts between 4 and 60 packs to purchase. My first thought was that was pricey. You can usually get a huge soft drink or energy drink for that cost. However, those drinks more than likely won’t loosen you up and make you feel better in the long run.

Final Thoughts:

The great thing about a product like swingOIL is that it isn’t your everyday golf product. I may test out a club or a new training aid and use it a few times before moving on to the next review. I can personally say that I will continue to use swingOIL. I found that I liked all three flavors and the amount given in each pouch was perfect. They are the perfect size to put into a small cooler or even in your golf bag. The easy tear off top is easy to drink out of with no need of straws or even a cup. I can’t say if swingOIL will make you a better golfer or even make you feel looser.  I don’t even think I paid attention to my actual golf game but more to the effects of how great I felt and the amount of extra energy I had for that actual round. They definitely wont be replacing your everyday drinks or cocktails. So for now the cart girls job is SAFE! Head over to their website and see if this golfer’s supplement can make you play your best game!


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