The best, quickest way to shave strokes by throwing down a few bucks used to mean getting the right ball or being fitted for a driver. Now, though, it might just be getting some technological gadgetry on your side. Consumer electronics have become a big part of the game of golf and just about every aspect of the game is supported in one way or the other by these devices. Today, they run the gamut of possibilities from helping to analyze a golf swing to giving a golfer the right distance to the pin. There are even a few smartphone apps available to help you
Wedges have an attitude. They’re complex. But given their job description, golfers cannot imagine walking on to the course without them. Wedges are the scoring clubs and, often, the tools needed to save a score after an offline shot. They can deliver the ball to the green from fairways, sand, rough, or hardpan across a wide range of distances. What follows is a review of a few of the latest wedges from the top manufacturers. Often, there are too many variations to cover, so it’s best to consult a professional to find the right lofts and grinds for you and your game.
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Given the variety of fairway woods available today, selecting the right one for your game is a challenge. There are many questions you have to answer before you can make the final decision. Although the variety does ensure one thing: you can find the best possible fairway wood for your needs. With the best in the business creating fairway woods and hybrids, you can rest assured you will find one to enhance your game and deliver the results you expect.
The Ping G30The Ping G30 is one of the best fairway woods available on the market today, hands down. It not only allows you to generate
Whether you are a power player, shot shaper, or short knocker — If you’re looking for a driver that finds the sweet spot among accuracy, impact, versatility, and a lot of driving forgiveness, then keep reading. We cover a few of the latest drivers on the market and share the details and features of the top fan-favorite manufacturers.
Callaway (Big Bertha Alpha 815)Big Bertha Alpha 815 brings in the latest “gravity core” technology allowing golfers to easily adjust (raise/lower) the center of gravity (CG) to change the launch and spin of the ball. It’s a yardage guzzler, eating up distance like a bullet
Some terrific advice an experienced player once offered was to simply let the club do the work, and that advice is never truer than for irons. This month’s equipment feature focuses on the clubs that do the most work tee to green. You’ve got more of them than any other kind of club, so, let’s grab the right irons and put them to work.
Callaway’s newly-revived Apex irons are designed to provide high performance, a consistent spin and pinpoint control. Tungsten weights in the sole provide a low center of gravity and boost launch angles. A forged carbon steel body
The new lines of irons by some of the best known club manufacturers seem to offer the best of both worlds – playability for the average golfers and a look and feel the pleases the better players. Some of the clubs take new directions in materials while others have refined earlier designs in hopes of adding precision to every shot. We take a look at five sets of these new irons. The new Mizuno MP-15 irons take a little something from their predecessors – the MP-59 and the MP-64. The clubs have the peripheral weighting of the Ti insert from the MP-59 and the profile, trajectory
Fairway woods might not touch the soul and stir the passions like drivers do, but as more and more innovation and technology comes to the category, perhaps a little more passion is there than you might think. Remember last year’s Phrankenwood – Phil Mickelson’s beefed up 3-wood? He used it off the tee and won at least one tournament with it in the bag. This year’s crop of 3-woods feature a lot of new features too. They might not be Phrankenwoods, but they pack a lot of punch, tons of forgiveness, and a lot of versatility – give these a look.
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Grip it and rip it is outdated. In this age of adjustability and drivers with more settings than your old VCR, perhaps the new terminology ought to be Set it, Grip it, and then Rip it. Its been ten years since TaylorMade brought us the R7 with its changeable weights, and just five years since Nike debuted a driver with an adjustable hosel to change lie and face angle. Today, it seems almost all drivers feature some degree of adjustability, although those that don't still pack in plenty of technology and features. What follows is a review of some of the top drivers in terms of
The putter is the most used club in any golfer’s bag and the art and practice of putting is a critical part of the golf game. It stands to reason, then, that a golfer’s putter is such a critical tool and one that most either love or hate (and sometimes both). Like all golf equipment, putters continue to use new technology and new materials. While a putter can only be as good as the golfer wielding it, some of the new offerings from the major manufacturers are worth a look if you have to be falling out of love with your flat
Innovations in the world of golf equipment is perhaps not as easy to detect in the irons as they are in drivers, putters, and other equipment. But they are still there. Drivers have such cool features as adjustability, multiple materials, and ever-lengthening shafts. Putters have face inserts, grooves, yes, ever-lengthening shafts (although with the recent USGA and R&A proposed rule, long shafts might quit being so common in putters). But don’t sell the 2013 lineup of new irons short when it comes to innovation. Throughout this review of some of the major manufacturers’ top offerings, you can find a lot