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New from PING! Introducing the GMax and the I E1 6-Piece Iron Sets

July 27th, 2015

From the company known for quality and innovation: PING introduces 2 new 6-piece iron sets!

PING GMax 6-Piece Iron Set Steel

PING GMax 6-Piece Iron Set Steel

PING GMax 6-Piece Iron Set Steel

In the GMax iron, PING engineers have created our longest, straightest model ever utilizing COR-Eye Technology, a revolutionary design that increases face flexing for faster ball speeds across the face to generate incredible distance. The wide sole design positions the CG low/back to maximize forgiveness. Progressive lengths and lofts are optimized for efficient gapping with the distance control and high trajectory you need to hit and hold more greens.
COR-Eye Technology

Distance is generated from greater ball speeds created by the simultaneous activation of the sole, face and top rail. This produces more face flexing to spring the ball off the face up to 3 mph faster than previous PING models. The 4 thru 8 iron faces are heat treated using a specialized process that strengthens the material by approximately 40%, creating a Hyper-17-4 alloy and allowing the face to be thinner for greater flexing and faster ball speeds.
High-MOI Design

A new cavity structure houses a concealed Custom Tuning Port that connects to the sole. With this deeper position, each iron’s center of gravity is moved lower and farther back to increase the moment of inertia for extreme forgiveness and higher-launching results.
Sole Geometry

The wide sole design locates the center of gravity to maximize forgiveness, leading to more-accurate iron shots that launch higher and land softly to hold greens. The sole geometry reveals an enhanced leading edge, more trailing edge relief and refined bounce to optimize turf interaction.
Shaft-Fitting Options

With two PING shaft choices (CFS Distance and CFS Graphite) and four popular after-market stock options, matching a shaft to fit your ball flight and feel preferences is easy.
Lighter Swingweights 4-Iron (C6), 5-Iron (C7), & 6-Iron (C8)

In the 4 thru 6 irons, lighter swingweights help square the face at impact, creating faster ball speeds for longer, straighter shots.
Specifications
Materials: Stainless steel head heat-treated for approximately 40% stronger faces (4-8 irons), elastomer CTP weight, aluminum cavity badge w/damping tape.
Finish: Dark satin
Shaft: CFS Distance (steel), XP 95 (Regular, Stiff)
“PING strongly believes that customers should be custom fit before purchasing PING Golf Clubs”

PING i E1 6-Piece Iron Set Steel

PING i E1 6-Piece Iron Set Steel

PING I E1 6-Piece Iron Set Steel

Using 431 stainless steel for the first time in a PING iron, engineers relied on the material’s high strength-to-weight ratio and softer feel to create a head design that delivers workability and trajectory control with the right amount of forgiveness. Lengths and lofts are optimized to increase distance with proper gapping, resulting in a clean, players-style iron with a high MOI that offers wide appeal.
The i is custom-engineered with 431 stainless steel for its high strength-to-weight ratio and softer feel. Weight savings from the 431 steel and the deeper CTP position allow for expanded perimeter weighting in a head design that delivers workability and trajectory control with forgiveness.
Perimeter Weighting

Weight savings (3-4 grams) from the 431 stainless steel and the deeper CTP (Custom Tuning Port) position allow for expanded perimeter weighting. A tungsten toe weight in the 3 thru 7 irons increases forgiveness.
Concealed CTP

An elastomer CTP weight tucks into the tuning port to create a clean cavity design. The port is positioned lower on the face to align with the impact area for a more solid sound and feel.
Progressive Set Design

Larger head sizes and low/back CG positions in the long irons offer forgiveness for attacking greens from any distance. The smaller short irons and wedges provide precision and control. Workability comes from a head and hosel geometry that ensures trajectory control for precise shot-making.
Shaft-Fitting Options

With two PING shaft choices (CFS Distance and CFS Graphite) and four popular after-market stock options, matching a shaft to fit your ball flight and feel preferences is easy.
Specifications
Materials: 431 stainless steel head, elastomer CTP weight, aluminum cavity badge w/ damping tape
Finish: Satin brushed
Shafts Options: CFS Distance (steel), Dynamic Gold (S300, X100), Project X (5.0, 6.0)
“PING strongly believes that customers should be custom fit before purchasing PING Golf Clubs”

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Introducing the PING G30 Golf Clubs

June 29th, 2015

PING is a family-owned company founded in 1959 in the garage of Karsten Solheim. Karsten’s frustration with his putting inspired him to design a putter, which made a “pinging” sound when striking a golf ball. Today, PING is synonymous with innovation, quality and service in the world of golf.

PING G30 Driver

PING G30 Driver

PING G30 Driver

An emphasis on speed with no sacrifice in performance sets the new G30 drivers apart. To generate faster clubhead speed and ball velocity for longer drives, turbulators were engineered onto the crown of the 460cc head. Proven in wind-tunnel testing to reduce aerodynamic drag and create efficient airflow, the added speed from the turbulators provides measurable distance gains for all skill levels. At address, they create a captured appearance with the ball and assist with alignment and inspiration.

The G30 driver’s CG position is the lowest and farthest back of any PING model, ensuring optimal launch conditions and an even higher MOI in both axes for extreme forgiveness and maximum energy transfer. A new high-strength, lightweight T9S titanium face is thinner and hotter to optimize face deflection for faster ball speeds and longer drives.
Another source of power is the TFC 419D high-balance-point shaft. The CG is closer to the grip end, allowing for a heavier head, which increases the MOI and contributes to the extremely low CG. The result is more energy, momentum and inertia for greater distance with accuracy.

The adjustable hosel has the same mass and outer diameter as our fixed hosels, providing the benefits of adjustability with no sacrifice in performance. Our Trajectory Tuning+ Technology allows you to optimize your ball flight by increasing or reducing loft in intervals of 6/10ths of a degree and one full degree, to maximize distance and control.

Adjustment Wrench Included

Crown turbulators in the 460cc head help generate greater clubhead speed and ball velocity for consistently longer drives that find the fairway. The new T9S face material is strong, lightweight and thin, optimizing face deflection for even higher ball speeds and longer drives. With Trajectory Tuning+ Technology, you can fine-tune launch conditions using five settings and 2 full degrees of loft adjustability.

Hotter Face Material
A new high-strength, lightweight T9S titanium face is thinner and hotter to optimize face deflection for faster ball speeds and longer drives.

Crown Turbulators
Turbulators in the crown of the 460cc head improve aerodynamics by reducing drag forces through the impact zone, leading to faster clubhead speed and ball velocity for long drives that hit the fairway. Turbulators can also assist with aim and alignment.

Low-Back CG
Weight savings from thinning the face are allocated to help position the CG lower and farther back than any PING driver to date, ensuring high launch and optimized spin with a high MOI for extreme forgiveness.

5-Setting Adjustability
To optimize the performance of your driver and maximize carry distance and roll out, you can fine-tune launch angle and spin by adding or subtracting up to 1 degree of loft prior to your round. Settings are standard, +0.6°, +1°, -0.6°, or -1°.

PING G30 Fairway Wood

PING G30 Fairway Wood

PING G30 Fairway Wood

Increased ball speed is achieved through a hotter face without sacrificing high launch or consistency. The face is engineered using Carpenter 475 steel, a material 44 percent stronger than 17-4 stainless steel. The added strength allowed us to create a thin, uniform-thickness face for maximizing deflection to increase ball speed and distance.
Turbulators crafted onto the crown create a captured appearance that assists with aim and provides confidence. The face profile provides an inspirational appearance while increasing its height for additional face bending and forgiveness. A low and deep CG in the 3-wood promotes high launch with optimal spin. The CG progresses more forward and lower in the 5- and 7-woods to keep launch angle and spin uniquely optimized for distance and control in each clubhead.
A new addition to the G family of fairway woods, the lightweight hosel design is engineered with the same mass and outer diameter as our fixed hosels to unlock the benefits of adjustability without sacrificing performance. It offers the ability to add or subtract up to 1 degree of loft to optimize launch angle and spin rate. Settings are standard, +0.6°, +1°, -0.6°, and -1°. A high-balance-point TFC 419F shaft has a CG that’s closer to the grip end, creating a simultaneous increase in energy, momentum and inertia for faster ball speeds and greater distance. The charcoal, non-glare matte finish eliminates reflections to improve focus.

Adjustment Wrench Included
Designing a hotter, more forgiving face for generating distance with control was the inspiration behind the G30 fairway woods. A strong, uniform-thickness Carpenter 475 face maximizes deflection to increase ball speed and generate distance. The face is also taller for additional face bending and forgiveness. Crown turbulators help with aim and confidence. And with five settings, you can add or subtract up to 1 degree of loft to optimize trajectories.
Hot Face
Faster ball speeds and greater distance come from a larger face made of a uniform-thickness Carpenter 475 steel, creating a thin but strong hitting surface that maximizes face deflection. (Carpenter 475 steel is 44% stronger than 17-4 stainless steel.) Weight saved by thinning the face was redistributed to optimize the CG and elevate MOI for added forgiveness.
Larger Face
The face is taller to allow for additional face bending that generates ball speed and distance while also increasing the MOI for improved forgiveness and accuracy. The flatter top rail provides a square, more inspirational appearance at address for greater confidence.
5-Setting Adjustability
Fine-tune your launch angle and spin rate by adding or subtracting up to 1 degree of loft with PING’s five-setting Trajectory Tuning+ Technology, utilizing a lightweight, adjustable hosel. Settings are standard, +0.6°, +1°, -0.6°, and -1°. The adjustable hosel has the same mass and outer diameter as our fixed hosels, providing the benefits of adjustability with no sacrifice in performance.
Crown Turbulators
Turbulators in the fairway woods create a captured appearance with the ball, and help with aim and alignment to inspire confidence.
Progressive CGs
A low and deep CG in the 3-wood promotes high launch with optimal spin. The CG progresses more forward and lower in the 5- and 7-woods to keep launch angle and spin uniquely optimized for distance and control in each clubhead.

PING G30 Hybrid

PING G30 Hybrid

PING G30 Hybrid

Custom engineering produces faster ball speeds and longer distance with a higher maximum shot height so you have the stopping power to hold greens, giving you the confidence to attack pins. To increase face deflection and ball speed for adding distance with a higher peak trajectory, the 17-4 stainless steel face was optimized with a special heat-treatment process, making it thin but strong. The result is more distance with the steeper landing angle you need to hold shots on the green.
The G30 hybrids benefit from performance-engineered internal weight pads. Heel-toe weighting elevates MOI and forgiveness. Weight in the low sole creates a low-back CG for consistent impact and helps you launch the ball high and on target. In the lower-lofted hybrids, the CG is farther back to promote high launch. A lower, more forward CG through the mid- and higher-lofted models reduces spin. Progressive CG locations and offsets ensure efficient gapping and trajectories that maximize distance.
To inspire confidence, the hybrids’ top rail is flatter and the heel section is higher, providing a very square face at address that helps with aim and alignment consistency. The high-balance-point TFC 419H shaft allows for a slightly heavier head weight, which increases MOI for greater forgiveness and improved accuracy. A matte charcoal finish reduces glare to help you focus.

Faster ball speeds and longer distance with a higher max shot height will give you the stopping power to hold shots on the greens and attack pins. The 17-4 stainless steel face is H900 heat-treated so it’s thin but strong to increase ball velocity. Internal weighting creates a high MOI. Progressive CG locations and offsets ensure efficient gapping and trajectories that maximize distance.
Speed-Generating Face
The uniform 17-4 stainless steel face is processed with a H900 heat treatment, making it 68% stronger. This allows for a thinner hitting surface that maximizes deflection and distance, which helps create a steeper landing angle to hold shots on the green.
Weighted for MOI
The G30 hybrids benefit from performance-engineered internal weight pads. Heel-toe weighting elevates MOI for extreme forgiveness. Weight in the low sole creates a low-back CG for consistent impact and helps you launch the ball high and on target.
Progressive CG Locations
In the lower-lofted hybrids, the CG is farther back to promote high launch. A lower, more forward CG through the mid- and higher-lofted models reduces spin. Progressive CG locations and offsets ensure efficient gapping and trajectories that maximize distance.

PING G30 LS TEC Driver

PING G30 LS TEC Driver

PING G30 LS TEC Driver

The 460cc G30 LS Tec driver is a good fit for anyone seeking low, stable spin with an industry-leading MOI for long, accurate drives. The CG is back and extremely low (slightly forward of the standard G30 driver) to generate approximately 400 rpm less spin while maintaining a high MOI for exceptional flight control and distance on off-center performance.
Turbulators on the crown of the Ti 8-1-1 head reduce aerodynamic drag on the downswing, helping to increase clubhead speed and ball velocity for gaining distance. A thin face made of a cutting-edge T9S titanium alloy maximizes deflection to increase ball velocity and distance with a high MOI while providing a deep, powerful sound. T9S offers a higher strength-to-weight ratio, allowing weight savings to be re-allocated to optimize the CG and increase forgiveness for improved accuracy.

Using Trajectory Tuning+ Technology, the 9° and 10.5° loft can be added or subtracted 1° for fine-tuning trajectory. Settings are Standard, +0.6°, +1°, -0.6°, and -1°. The TFC 419D high-balance-point shaft has a CG closer to the grip end, promoting a simultaneous increase in the clubhead’s energy, momentum and inertia.

The G30 LS Tec (Low-Spin Technology) driver offers a unique combination of low, stable spin with a high MOI for added distance with accuracy and control. Crown turbulators reduce aerodynamic drag to help increase clubhead speed and ball velocity for gaining distance, and lofts are adjustable plus or minus 1 degree. The T9S titanium alloy face is thin to maximize deflection for increasing ball speeds and distance.
Turbulator Technology:

Crown turbulators reduce aerodynamic drag on the downswing, leading to increased clubhead speed and ball velocity for greater distance.
Low, Stable Spin:

A CG that is back and extremely low (slightly forward of the standard G30 driver) delivers approximately 400 rpm less spin than the standard G30 driver with industry-leading MOI for maximizing distance, accuracy and control.
Hotter Face Material:

A new high-strength, lightweight T9S titanium face is thinner and hotter to optimize face deflection for faster ball speeds and longer drives.
Trajectory Tuning+ Technology:

Five loft settings allow you to fine-tune trajectory prior to a round for optimizing launch angle to maximize distance. Settings are standard, +0.6°, +1°, -0.6°, and -1°.

PING G30 SF TEC Driver

PING G30 SF TEC Driver

PING G30 SF TEC Driver

Engineered for players whose shots typically end up right of the intended target. More weight concentrated toward the heel and lighter swing weights improve shot bend to steer the ball back into the fairway. Crown turbulators generate greater clubhead speed and ball velocity for long, accurate drives. The new T9S face material optimizes face deflection for higher ball speeds and more distance. Launch conditions can be fine-tuned using five settings and 2 full degrees of loft adjustability.
Sole Weight
The SF Tec (Straight Flight Technology) head is custom-engineered for players whose tee shots typically end up right of their intended target. The combination of a sole weight positioned closer to the heel and a lighter swing weight promotes a right-to-left ball flight to help you hit more fairways. Available in 10° and 12°.
Hotter Face Material
A new high-strength, lightweight T9S titanium face is thinner and hotter to optimize face deflection for faster ball speeds and longer drives.
Crown Turbulators
Turbulators in the crown of the 460cc head improve aerodynamics by reducing drag forces through the impact zone, leading to faster clubhead speed and ball velocity for long drives that find the fairway. Turbulators can also assist with aim and alignment.
Low-Back CG
Thinning the face allowed weight savings to be allocated to help position the CG lower and farther back than any PING driver to date, ensuring high launch and optimized spin with a high MOI for extreme forgiveness.
5-Setting Adjustability
To optimize the performance of your driver and maximize carry distance and roll out, you can fine-tune launch angle and spin by adding or subtracting up to 1 degree of loft prior to your round. Settings are standard, +0.6°, +1°, -0.6°, or -1°.

PING G30 Individual Wedges Steel

PING G30 Individual Wedges Steel

PING G30 Individual Wedges Steel

Progressive lengths and lofts and a thin face optimize launch conditions and generate faster ball speeds, ensuring maximum distance and control to consistently knock the ball close. The Custom Tuning Port (CTP) contributes to a solid feel and a low-back CG for launching the ball high and straight. Slightly longer heads also boost MOI for improved off-center performance, and a new sole design promotes solid contact.
Distance, forgiveness and high launch enable you to launch the ball farther and higher so you can attack the pin. Progressive lengths and lofts and a thin face are key to achieving a higher max ball flight to give you the stopping power needed for scoring. Distance control and consistent, predictable results are provided by a custom tuning port that sits very low and supports a thin face to generate faster ball speeds. The CTP and an undercut cavity help position the CG low-back to optimize launch and forgiveness while ensuring a solid feel to inspire confidence.

With distance also come forgiveness and accuracy. Slightly longer blade lengths help to increase MOI, most noticeably in the 4 through 7 iron. Progressive offset generates higher ball flights in the longer irons and penetrating, controlled trajectories with the scoring clubs.

Another advantage is a sole design optimized to promote solid contact with consistent trajectories. To improve turf interaction, relief was added to the lead and trailing edges, and bounce was refined to perform with any angle of attack. A soft elastomer badge further contributes to improved feel and sound in the perimeter-weighted design.
Solid Sound, Feel
A soft elastomer cavity badge further contributes to exceptional feel and sound in the highly forgiving, perimeter-weighted design.
Distance, Control
Distance control and consistent, predictable results are provided by a Custom Tuning Port (CTP) that sits very low and supports a thin, 17-4 stainless steel face to generate faster ball speeds. The CTP and an undercut cavity help position the CG low-back to optimize launch and forgiveness while ensuring a solid feel.
Consistent Results
The sole design is optimized to promote solid contact with consistent trajectories, helping the club glide through the turf, even on imperfect swings. The bounce was increased and balanced with a softer lead edge and steeper trailing edge to improve versatility for all angles of attack.
Forgiving Design
Slightly longer blade lengths help to increase MOI for greater forgiveness and accuracy, most noticeably in the 4 through 7 iron. Progressive offset generates higher ball flights in the longer irons and penetrating, controlled trajectories with the scoring clubs.

PING G30 Individual Wedges Graphite

PING G30 Individual Wedges Graphite

PING G30 Individual Wedges Graphite

Progressive lengths and lofts and a thin face optimize launch conditions and generate faster ball speeds, ensuring maximum distance and control to consistently knock the ball close. The Custom Tuning Port (CTP) contributes to a solid feel and a low-back CG for launching the ball high and straight. Slightly longer heads also boost MOI for improved off-center performance, and a new sole design promotes solid contact.
Distance, forgiveness and high launch enable you to launch the ball farther and higher so you can attack the pin. Progressive lengths and lofts and a thin face are key to achieving a higher max ball flight to give you the stopping power needed for scoring. Distance control and consistent, predictable results are provided by a custom tuning port that sits very low and supports a thin face to generate faster ball speeds. The CTP and an undercut cavity help position the CG low-back to optimize launch and forgiveness while ensuring a solid feel to inspire confidence.

With distance also come forgiveness and accuracy. Slightly longer blade lengths help to increase MOI, most noticeably in the 4 through 7 iron. Progressive offset generates higher ball flights in the longer irons and penetrating, controlled trajectories with the scoring clubs.

Another advantage is a sole design optimized to promote solid contact with consistent trajectories. To improve turf interaction, relief was added to the lead and trailing edges, and bounce was refined to perform with any angle of attack. A soft elastomer badge further contributes to improved feel and sound in the perimeter-weighted design.
Solid Sound, Feel
A soft elastomer cavity badge further contributes to exceptional feel and sound in the highly forgiving, perimeter-weighted design.
Distance, Control
Distance control and consistent, predictable results are provided by a Custom Tuning Port (CTP) that sits very low and supports a thin, 17-4 stainless steel face to generate faster ball speeds. The CTP and an undercut cavity help position the CG low-back to optimize launch and forgiveness while ensuring a solid feel.
Consistent Results
The sole design is optimized to promote solid contact with consistent trajectories, helping the club glide through the turf, even on imperfect swings. The bounce was increased and balanced with a softer lead edge and steeper trailing edge to improve versatility for all angles of attack.
Forgiving Design
Slightly longer blade lengths help to increase MOI for greater forgiveness and accuracy, most noticeably in the 4 through 7 iron. Progressive offset generates higher ball flights in the longer irons and penetrating, controlled trajectories with the scoring clubs.

From Hazel to Hybrids: The Illustrious History of Modern Golf Clubs

June 25th, 2015

Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews

The stately Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews clubhouse overlooks the grounds where the sport of golf was conceived and born, reportedly by shepherds filling time by knocking stones into rabbit holes. Soon players began hand carving their “clubs” out of wood and creating leather balls from old satchels.

As time went on, and the sport began to gain popularity, players became particular about the materials used for their clubs, choosing ash or hazel for the shaft, and harder woods like holly, apple, pear, or beech for the head. The cleek, also known today as the putter, was designed in the late 18th century by a well-known club maker named Simon Cossar, and consisted of an iron head and a wooden shaft.

Even before the days of modern golf club design and mass-produced equipment, golfers carried a variety of clubs when they played.

The “Longnose” was comparable to today’s driver and was fashioned much the same way. “Bulgers” were similar to today’s woods. “Fairway clubs”, which are still used today for long range shooting. “Spoons” were used in short range shots. “Niblicks” were similar to the modern wedges, and “cleeks” are now putters.

Hickory golf clubs from the 1800's

In the mid-1800′s, Scottish golf designer, Robert Forgran, began importing American hickory which he used to fashion the shaft of the club, which set the stage for rapid advancements in club construction. In the late 1800′s drop-forging enabled the mass production of iron club heads, replacing the long-utilized persimmon. The first groove-faced irons were developed and gained popularity quickly as they increased the ball’s speed and backspin over the traditional persimmon head. In the early 1900′s, aluminum heads made an appearance as well.

Wooden club and "feathery" of the late 1800's.

In 1929, the Prince of Wales commissioned a set of steel-shafted clubs. When he was seen playing with them at St. Andrews, the steel-shafted clubs’ popularity skyrocketed, with players at every level of ability and class ordering their own set. When the Haskell ball became available in the US, iron shafts replaced hickory altogether, and began an eternal objective to find materials and designs to lighten the shaft.

Improvements to the clubs brought with it the method in which they were marketed and sold. Rather than named clubs, they became numbered based on their specifications. Rather than going through dozens of clubs attempting to put together a set with the right feel, golfers were able to choose clubs within a specific numbered “matched set”, which created all kinds of havoc on the golf course. As a result, in 1938 the USGA set the limit on the number of clubs that could be carried per round at 14.

As we all know, putts win games, and finally the putter saw its day in the 1960′s when Karsten Solheim, frustrated with his own putters, designed the 1A in his own garage. It had a thinner and lighter sweet spot, and when it tapped the ball, it made a distinctive “PING” sound. The club gained popularity, and Solheim soon abandoned his career and began the company know to this day as “PING”. They continue to produce the world’s most innovative and successful club and putter designs.

The original Big Bertha, released by Callaway in 1991

In the 1970′s the lightweight graphite-shaft clubs widely used today gained popularity with women and senior golfers, but weren’t adopted by typical golfers until the mid-1990′s. Around the same time, Callaway introduced “Big Bertha” a stainless steel-headed driver, which revolutionized the golf club industry and turned the persimmon headed drivers into museum pieces. The Big Bertha is still around today, and Callaway has continued to develop innovative and cutting-edge clubs, along with the dozens of their competitors such as Adams, TaylorMade, and Nike.

The Cobra Fly-Z Hybrid

Hybrids, a recent innovation in the golf club industry, combine the swing mechanics of an iron with the larger sweet spot and longer distance of a wood. Many golfers embraced the versatility of the hybrids – thus encouraging an entirely new breed of club to take hold. Even though they’ve only been around for just over a decade, they’ve quickly gained in popularity. In 2004, only 7% of golfers reported using a hybrid, while most golfers today have at least one in their bag.

The golf club has come a long way since its origins as a wooden club on the hills of Scotland centuries ago, and is still being revolutionized to this day. Each year brings with it lighter shafts, drivers producing greater backspin, speed and distance, and putters that would make even Karsten Solheim’s jaw drop. We can’t wait to see what these innovators come up with next!

The History and Evolution of Men’s Golf Attire

June 18th, 2015
the history of golf attire

Adam Scott photo by Monte Isom

Since the late 19th century, golf has been an established sport in the US, and for much of that time golf attire as a whole has been a popular topic of conversation, more so than any other sport.

Unofficially conceived in Scotland, North American golfers have historically taken their fashion cues from the sport’s founding fathers, wearing knickers, heavy tweed coats, and starched shirts as evidenced by this advertisement for golf attire in 1915. Over the years, typical golf course attire has become more comfortable and practical for the long days on the links and the physical demands on the players as evidenced by Nike’s Golf Club Dress Code line.

Golf attire in the early 1900′s

Golfers in the early 1900′s regularly wore knickers four inches longer than the standard, also called “plus fours”. They topped those with long-tailed white shirts, a single-breasted jacket- and on cooler days – a waistcoat. Long socks and golf shoes completed the outfit, which remained a staple for over a decade. Even as fashion trended toward longer pants, golfers did not conform, continuing to tuck their pants into their long socks on the course.

From plus fours to long pants

In the 1930′s, men began moving away from the traditional outfit of knickers or plus fours to plain flannel pants which they could wear straight from the office. They were, of course, still tucked into their socks. The formal jacket disappeared from the scene, as did the long necktie – which, for some, was replaced by a bow tie.

A drastic move towards comfort

The extreme heat wave during the 1933 U.S. Open forced the players to rethink their clothing, and many of them opted for lighter weight pants, thinner cotton shirts, and no ties. This event sparked a shift in acceptable golf attire, with players gradually foregoing the heavy-weight pants, jackets, and ties.

Bare knees were the bee’s knees

As the 30′s gave way to the 40′s, short sleeve shirts with long tails and lightweight pants became commonplace on the golf course. Golfers donned brimmed hats and waterproof “Eisenhower” jackets, made popular by the President himself. Shorts finally made an appearance, typically khaki… but some golfers with a bolder style were often seen in checkered Bermuda shorts, much like the ones of today.

the history of golf attire

The bold patterns seen in 1950's

The fabulous 50′s

At long last, gone were the days of brown tweed suits and grey flannel slacks on the golf course. In their place, men began sporting brightly colored pants, bold patterned shorts, and lightweight knit short-sleeved shirts. This new injection of color into their wardrobe seemed to bring with it a sense of overcompensation for the wardrobes of their predecessors.

The contest seemed to be less about who get the ball into the hole in fewer strokes, but more about who could wear the most ridiculous color combinations, or the greatest number of clashing patterns. Golf “fashion” quickly turned from stately and reserved, indicative of the status of the players themselves, into the laughing stock of the apparel industry.

Golf’s saving fashion grace was the King of golf himself, Arnold Palmer, who opted for more subdued selections, such as tan pants, short-sleeved Lacoste cotton shirts, and Oxford shoes with spikes. Many golfers followed suit, paving the way for today’s typical attire.

the history of men's golf attire

LoudMouth offers a wide selection of wild prints and colors

Modern-day golf attire: A healthy mix of yesterday’s tradition and today’s comfort and style

The evolution of golf attire has been nothing if not painful. From the heavy tweed pants and jackets of the early 1900′s to the loud, obnoxious prints of the 50′s and beyond, to the clean lines and neutral colors and patterns of today, the industry has seen some wild shifts. However, don’t for a minute think that the golf course is filled with tan pants and white cotton shirts.

Today’s golfer might just as well be in a pair of knickers and long plaid socks as he’d be in khaki shorts and a mint green polo.

Companies such as Loudmouth, who boasts wild patterns and bright colors in their clothing lines, compete for retail space right alongside Nike, known for their casual professional clothing lines, demonstrating the vast field of play today’s golf attire companies occupy.

New for 2015! Mizuno Driver, Wedge, and Irons

June 3rd, 2015

Since 1906, the Mizuno company has been building their company on the principles of true sportsmanship and harmonizing sports equipment with each athlete’s body. These principles are paramount to Mizuno’s operations to this day and evident in this year’s releases.

mizuno mp-t5 custom wedge

mizuno mp-t5 custom wedge

Mizuno MP-T5 White Satin Custom Wedge

Total Package of Feel, Spin, and Control
The MP-T5 wedges deliver the feel and precision of Mizuno’s renowned Grain Flow Forging process where it benefits the player the most – around the greens. A refined teardrop profile – based on the tour grind of short game magician Luke Donald, allows mastery of the ball from a variety of set ups and positions. In addition, there are now unbelievable 25 combinations of loft and bounce, with 5 sole grinds, to suit the needs of even the most discerning wedge player.
Mizuno’s Grain Flow Forged heads combine the softest feel with spin control only possible through the use of loft specific Quad Cut Grooves. Mizuno’s Quad Cut Groove concept utilizes a wider, shallower groove from 54-62 lofts (to grab softer, partial strikes) and a narrower, deeper configuration from 49-53 degrees (for fuller shots). When it comes to wedge performance, the new MP-T5 is the total package.
Mizuno MP-T5 Tech Specs
Grain Flow Forged: From a single 1025E Pure Select mild carbon steel billet for soft, solid, consistent feel.
QUAD CUT Grooves and Milled Face: CNC milled grooves and increased surface roughness for ball stopping spin.
25 Loft/Bounce Options: All with Tour Inspired sole grinds.
White Sating and Black Ion Finishes.
Stock Shaft: True Temper Dynamic Gold (Wedge Flex)
Stock Grip: Mizuno M-31 360 .58 Round Grip

Mizuno JPX-850 Driver

Mizuno JPX-850 Driver

Mizuno JPX-850 Driver

Adjustment Wrench Included
Mizuno JPX-850 Driver Specifications:
Club #: 9.5
LH: YES
Loftº: 9.5º
STD Lieº: 60º
Off Set: D3
STD Face Angle: Square
Length “: 45.0″
Shaft: Fujikura Matore
Grip: Exclusive Golf Pride M-31 360 58 Round

Mizuno JPX-850 Driver Design Details:

In 2007 Mizuno introduced a sliding weight system called Fast Track – to alter a driver’s draw/fade tendency. Mizuno has now evolved this breakthrough technology to also be able to customize spin rate and launch angle in the JPX-850 – helping all swing speeds achieve maximum possible total yardage. A massive playing profile with a low and deep extended weighting system launches the ball into an optimized, low spinning orbit – from whichever QuickSwitch setting you choose.

The piercing blue JPX-850 uses twin 8-gram weights which can be located on either the central sliding rail, or two lateral slots. With 10 unique settings, players of all head speeds can dial in their perfect launch and spin.

In combination with Mizuno’s Quick Switch shaft release system, the JPX-850 also offers lofts from 7.5 to 11.5 within one head for the ultimate in adjustability.

The JPX-850 head is a compact, powerful 440cc Titanium driver that utilizes a Rebound Crown to maximize ball speeds for unmatched distance.
Fast Track: 10 unique flight settings (4 neutral, 3 draw, 3 fade) to dial in launch and spin for increased distance.
Quick Switch: 8 loft settings from 7.5 to 11.5 degrees.
Rebound Crown: Rounded crown flexes at impact for explosive distance.

“The genius of the new Fast Track is that it adds the dimension of launch angle and spin rate. Now the player is truly in control of maximizing all aspects of their ball flight off the tee.”
Chuck Couch – Mizuno VP of Product Management

Mizuno JPX-850 Irons

Mizuno JPX-850 Irons

Mizuno JPX-850 Irons

POWER UP WITH THE LONGEST IRON IN GOLF
The breakthroughs in distance and ball speed of the JPX-850 are achieved through Mizuno’s Power Frame design, which greatly increases the rebound area of the clubface. In addition, the Power Frame positions weight in the extreme corners of the club head to increase stability on off-center shots, maximizing forgiveness and consistent distance.

Equally as important, the innovative Power Frame design ensures ball speeds are consistently high across the entire clubface and that the high COR is not created at the expense of feel or control. The JPX-850 delivers more distance, with more solid feel than any other iron in the game.

Mizuno JPX-850 Irons Tech Spec
Power Frame Distance: Increases rebound area for maximum distance.
Power Frame Foregiveness: Weight is strategically placed in the four corner of the cavity to maximize foregiveness.
Dual Relief Zone Sole: Ideal turf interaction for solid ball striking in all course conditions.
Shaft: TRUE TEMPER XP 105

Callaway Big Bertha Drivers, Fairway Woods, Hybrids, and Irons – New for 2015

May 26th, 2015

Callaway Golf was founded in 1982 by the late Ely Callaway, a visionary entrepreneur who operated under a simple but profound business promise: deliver superior, pleasingly different products and services. That philosophy turned what was originally a boutique manufacturer of high-quality wedges and putters into the world’s largest maker of premium, performance golf products. The Callaway mission and vision has remained the same; they passionately pursue advanced, innovative technologies that help golfers of all abilities find more enjoyment from the game.

Their 2015 releases are no exception to that philosophy, combining time-tested technology with 33 years worth of innovation.

Callaway Big Bertha Alpha 815 Driver

The Big Bertha Alpha 815 is a new category of driver. We lowered the center of gravity, increased MOI and found more ball speed with a breakthrough R•MOTO Face and multi-material construction. The revolutionary Gravity Core can push CG even lower, increasing forgiveness and optimizing ball speed at impact. The result is a low spinning, incredibly forgiving driver that goes a long way.

Maximum Distance From Lower Spin
We lowered the spin in the Alpha 815 to help you maximize distance. How’d we do it? Start with a forged composite crown to save weight. Add in our patented Gravity Core for an adjustable Center of Gravity. The result: a low spinning bomber without compromise.

Speed and Forgiveness From A Lighter, Stable Face
Remember this name – R•MOTO Technology. It’s new. It’s groundbreaking. It provides the structure to save weight and allow an ultra thin face that maintains stability while elevating smash factor. Every driver should have this. Only Big Bertha does.

Maximum Adjustability
7 gram and 1 gram weight ports allow you to set the driver to neutral, draw or fade bias. And our OptiFit hosel provides 8 different loft (-1, S, +1, +2) and lie angle (Draw or Neutral) configurations.

Callaway Big Bertha Alpha 815 Double Black Diamond Driver

Big Bertha Double Black Diamond is the perfect choice if you need ultra low spin to maximize your distance. It’s made for players that generate high ball speeds and hit the ball in the center of the face a majority of the time.

The face is lighter from R•MOTO technology, and we use that leftover weight to move the center of gravity low to reduce spin. In the Double Black Diamond, we’ve also added a taller Gravity Core so you can finely tune your spin and launch conditions in a compact head shape with a deep face.

Maximum Distance From Extreme Low Spin
This is the lowest spinning driver we’ve ever made. If you have the ball speed and launch conditions to match, extreme distance will be there.

Lighter Weight In The Face Leads To Low CG
Remember this name – R•MOTO. It’s the new face technology that provides structure and saves weight (leading to higher ball speeds all across the face), and we use that weight to move the CG low and more forward to give you even more speed.

Adjustable Launch Conditions
We modified the crown of the driver so we could fit a taller Gravity Core. This gives you more spin separation between low and high settings. All without changing loft or face angle.

Callaway Big Bertha Alpha 815 Fairway Wood

The Big Bertha Alpha 815 Fairway Wood adjusts for the ball flight you want to play. It’s a low spin club that’s great off the tee when you move the weight forward, or a high launch club with more forgiveness when you move the weight back. You also get ball speed and more forgiveness all over the face from a Forged Hyper Speed Face Cup. It’s a fairway wood that gives you what you need, wherever you need it.

Ball Speed and Forgiveness All Over The Face
A Forged Hyper Speed Face Cup creates ball speed at every impact location, especially on misses low on the face.

Adjustable Launch Conditions
Move the adjustable weights (3g and 30g) for the ball flight you want. Lower spin when the weight is in the forward position, and more forgiveness with higher launch when the weight is back.

Compact Head Shape
An appealing look, especially for better players.

OptiFit Adjustability
8 way adjustability for loft and lie angle.

Premium Aftermarket Shaft Options
A comprehensive shaft matrix, available at no upcharge.
Shaft: Fujikura Motore Speeder 665 Fairway
*Headcover Included

Callaway Big Bertha Alpha 815 Hybrid

Callaway Big Bertha Alpha 815 Hybrid

Callaway Big Bertha Alpha 815 Hybrid

The Big Bertha Alpha 815 Hybrid focuses on a more penetrating trajectory, ball speed and adjustability preferred by better players. There’s speed all across the face, with controlled ball flights and less spin from a Center of Gravity that’s low and forward. Add in a compact head shape and OptiFit Adjustability, and you have a complete distance hybrid for better players.

Ball Speed All Over The Face
High speed at every impact location from a Forged Hyper Speed Face Cup.

Controlled Trajectory
Penetrating ball flight and less spin are what you get from an Internal Standing Wave and Sole Weighting that move the CG low and forward.

Compact Head Shape With Less Offset
The compact shape and rounded half pear toe profile provide a look that many players prefer.

OptiFit Adjustability
8 way adjustability for loft and lie angle.
Shaft: Fujikura Speeder 865 Graphite
*Headcover Included

Callaway Big Bertha Hybrid

Callaway Big Bertha Hybrid

Callaway Big Bertha Hybrid

If you like to hit hybrids, replace your long irons with our new Big Bertha Hybrids. Our first adjustable hybrids are long and can be tuned to 8 different settings with the Optifit hosel.

Premium Shaft Options
A hybrid that’s this good needs a great shaft to go with it, like the new UST Recoil Graphite shaft.

Mens 2014 Big Bertha Hybrid Product Specs
Name Loft Lie Face Angle Available In Length Swing Weight
3H 19˚ Adjustable Square RH / LH 40.5″ DO
4H 22˚ Adjustable Square RH / LH 39.75″ DO
5H 25˚ Adjustable Square RH / LH 39″ DO
6H 28˚ Adjustable Square RH Only 38.25″ DO
7H 31˚ Adjustable Square RH Only 37.5″ DO

Callaway Ladies Big Bertha Hybrid

Callaway Ladies Big Bertha Hybrid

Callaway Ladies Big Bertha Hybrid

If you like to hit hybrids, replace your long irons with our new Big Bertha Hybrids.

Our first adjustable hybrids are long and can be tuned to 8 different settings with the Optifit hosel.

Premium Shaft Options


A hybrid that’s this good needs a great shaft to go with it, like the new UST Recoil Graphite shaft.

UST Recoil 450 Graphite Womens


Manufacturer Name Type Flex Shaft Weight Torque Kickpoint
UST Recoil 450 Graphite F1 (Women’s) 51 mid low

Callaway Big Bertha Irons Steel 6-PW

Callaway Big Bertha Irons Steel 6-PW

Callaway Big Bertha Irons Steel 6-PW

The new Big Bertha Irons will give you distance where you need it – true story.

It’s the BALL SPEED all across the face that makes this distance a reality because for the first time ever, we’re putting the same 360 Face Cup technology we use in our fairway woods into our irons.

More Flexible Face
A more flexible iron face helps the ball jump off the club with some serious ball speed behind it. It adds to the forgiveness too – the ball speed is high wherever you hit it on the face.

Maximum Forgiveness
Your shots will launch higher and fly straighter. Hollow body construction lets us put the weight where we want it so you get an incredibly forgiving iron.

Advanced, Progressive Looks
The sole designs are what you want to see – wider in the longer irons to give you confidence, narrower in the shorter irons because we know you’ll hit those well. With a progressive, modern topline, you can take one look at the Big Berthas and know that they’ll work for you.

Premium Shaft Offerings
We’re combining our best Big Bertha technology with some of the most premium aftermarket shafts out there. Choose from the UST Recoil shaft in graphite or the True Temper SpeedStep 80 in steel.

Mens 2014 Big Bertha Irons Product Specs
Model Loft Lie Available In Length Graphite Swing Weight Steel Swing Weight
4 20.5˚ 60.5˚ RH / LH 39.125″ DO D2
5 23˚ 61.25˚ RH / LH 38.5″ DO D2
6 26˚ 62˚ RH / LH 37.875″ DO D2
7 30˚ 62.5˚ RH / LH 37.25″ DO D2
8 34.5˚ 63˚ RH / LH 36.625″ DO D2
9 39˚ 63.5˚ RH / LH 36″ DO D2
PW 44˚ 64˚ RH / LH 35.75″ DO D2
AW 49˚ 64˚ RH / LH 35.5″ DO D2
SW 54˚ 64˚ RH / LH 35.25″ DO D2

True Temper Speed Step 80 Steel Mens
Manufacturer Name Type Flex Shaft Weight Torque Kickpoint
True Temper Speed Step 80 Steel Regular 88 low low
True Temper Speed Step 80 Steel Stiff 89 low mid

Callaway Ladies Big Bertha Irons 6-PW

Callaway Ladies Big Bertha Irons 6-PW

Callaway Ladies Big Bertha Irons 6-PW

The new Big Bertha Irons will give you distance where you need it – true story. It’s the BALL SPEED all across the face that makes this distance a reality because for the first time ever, we’re putting the same 360 Face Cup technology we use in our fairway woods into our irons.

More Flexible Face
A more flexible iron face helps the ball jump off the club with some serious ball speed behind it. It adds to the forgiveness too – the ball speed is high wherever you hit it on the face.

Maximum Forgiveness
Your shots will launch higher and fly straighter. Hollow body construction lets us put the weight where we want it so you get an incredibly forgiving iron.

Advanced, Progressive Looks
The sole designs are what you want to see – wider in the longer irons to give you confidence, narrower in the shorter irons because we know you’ll hit those well. With a progressive, modern topline, you can take one look at the Big Berthas and know that they’ll work for you.

Premium Shaft Offerings
We’re combining our best Big Bertha technology with some of the most premium aftermarket shafts out there. Choose from the UST Recoil shaft in graphite or the True Temper SpeedStep 80 in steel.

Women’s 2014 Big Bertha Iron Product Specs
Name Loft Lie Available In Length Swing Weight
4 20.5˚ 60.5˚ RH Only 38.125″ C3
5 23˚ 61.25˚ RH Only 37.5″ C3
6 26˚ 62˚ RH Only 36.875″ C3
7 30˚ 62.5˚ RH Only 36.25″ C3
8 34.5˚ 63˚ RH Only 35.625″ C3
9 39˚ 63.5˚ RH Only 35″ C3
PW 44˚ 64˚ RH Only 34.75″ C3
AW 49˚ 64˚ RH Only 34.5″ C3
SW 54˚ 64˚ RH Only 34.25″ C3

UST Recoil 450 Graphite Womens
Manufacturer Name Type Flex Shaft Weight Torque Kickpoint
UST Recoil 450 Graphite F1 (Women’s) 51 mid low

Callaway Big Bertha Combo Irons Steel

Callaway Big Bertha Combo Irons Steel

Callaway Big Bertha Combo Irons Steel

Hybrids
If you like to hit hybrids, replace your long irons with our new Big Bertha Hybrids. Our first adjustable hybrids are long and can be tuned to 8 different settings with the Optifit hosel.

Premium Shaft Options
A hybrid that’s this good needs a great shaft to go with it, like the new UST Recoil Graphite shaft.

Big Bertha Irons
The new Big Bertha Irons will give you distance where you need it – true story. It’s the BALL SPEED all across the face that makes this distance a reality because for the first time ever, we’re putting the same 360 Face Cup technology we use in our fairway woods into our irons.

More Flexible Face
A more flexible iron face helps the ball jump off the club with some serious ball speed behind it. It adds to the forgiveness too – the ball speed is high wherever you hit it on the face.

Maximum Forgiveness
Your shots will launch higher and fly straighter. Hollow body construction lets us put the weight where we want it so you get an incredibly forgiving iron.

Advanced, Progressive Looks
The sole designs are what you want to see – wider in the longer irons to give you confidence, narrower in the shorter irons because we know you’ll hit those well. With a progressive, modern topline, you can take one look at the Big Berthas and know that they’ll work for you.

Premium Shaft Offerings
We’re combining our best Big Bertha technology with some of the most premium aftermarket shafts out there. Choose from the UST Recoil shaft in graphite or the True Temper SpeedStep 80 in steel.

Mens 2014 Big Bertha Irons Product Specs
Model Loft Lie Available In Length Graphite Swing Weight Steel Swing Weight
4 20.5˚ 60.5˚ RH / LH 39.125″ DO D2
5 23˚ 61.25˚ RH / LH 38.5″ DO D2
6 26˚ 62˚ RH / LH 37.875″ DO D2
7 30˚ 62.5˚ RH / LH 37.25″ DO D2
8 34.5˚ 63˚ RH / LH 36.625″ DO D2
9 39˚ 63.5˚ RH / LH 36″ DO D2
PW 44˚ 64˚ RH / LH 35.75″ DO D2
AW 49˚ 64˚ RH / LH 35.5″ DO D2
SW 54˚ 64˚ RH / LH 35.25″ DO D2

TT Speed Step 80
Manufacturer Flex Shaft Weight Torque Kickpoint
True Temper Regular 106 low low
True Temper Stiff 108 low mid

Mens 2014 Big Bertha Hybrid Product Specs
Name Loft Lie Face Angle Available In Length Swing Weight
3H 19˚ Adjustable Square RH / LH 40.5″ DO
4H 22˚ Adjustable Square RH / LH 39.75″ DO
5H 25˚ Adjustable Square RH / LH 39″ DO
6H 28˚ Adjustable Square RH Only 38.25″ DO
7H 31˚ Adjustable Square RH Only 37.5″ DO

UST Recoil 460 Hybrids
Manufacturer Flex Shaft Weight Torque Kickpoint
UST Light (F2) 62 mid mid-high
UST Regular (F3) 64 mid mid-high
UST Stiff (F4) 67 mid mid-high

Nike Vapor Drivers, Woods, Irons, and Hybrid Golf Clubs – New for 2015

May 18th, 2015

Nike Vapor Pro Driver

Nike Vapor Pro Driver

Adjustment Wrench Included
With a pear-shaped head, preferred by Rory McIlroy, the Nike Vapor Pro driver head utilizes a Covert Cavity Back, Compression Channel and NexCOR face to unleash explosive distance and tour level launch for a piercing trajectory.

Features
FlyBeam structure, Compression Channel and NexCOR face combine to stabilize the chassis and maximize ball speed.
Covert Cavity Back design spreads weight towards the heel and toe to maximize forgiveness.
Pear-shape head design preferred by tour athletes.
Low and forward CG produces slightly lower launch and spin.
FlexLoft 2 technology offers 15 different launch options.
Shaft: New Mitsubishi Diamana S+ Blue Board 60: The latest version of the gold standard in explosive distance and control.
Length: 45.50″
Loft: FlexLoft: 8.5°-12.5°
Face Angle: +1.0° Open
Lie Angle: 60.0°
Swing Weight: D3
Grip: Golf Pride Tour Wrap 2G – Gray
*Headcover Included

Nike Vapor Speed Driver

Nike Vapor Speed Driver

Nike Vapor Speed Driver

Adjustment Wrench Included
Designed to deliver pure distance and a high launch. The Nike Vapor Speed driver head combines FlyBeam with a NexCOR face and spreads weight across the heel and toe, while offering FlexLoft for 15 different launch options.

Features
FlyBeam structure, Compression Channel and NexCOR face combine to stabilize the chassis and maximize ball speed.
Covert Cavity Back design spreads weight towards the heel and toe to maximize forgiveness.
FlexLoft 2 technologies offers 15 different launch options.
Low CG promotes higher launch for longer carry.
Shaft: Mitsubishi Fubuki Z 50: Upgraded stability with higher launch and lower spin.
Grip: Golf Pride Tour Wrap 2G – Black
Length: 45.50″
Loft: FlexLoft: 8.5°-12.5°
Swing Weight: D3
Face Angle +1.0° Open
Lie Angle 58.5°
*Headcover Included

Nike Vapor Flex Hybrid

Nike Vapor Flex Hybrid

Nike Vapor Flex Hybrid

The Nike Vapor Flex hybrid features FlexLof technology offering 15 different launch options. This Hybrid produces extreme distance by pairing a Covert Cavity, which strategically reallocates weight, with a NexCOR face to maximize ball speed. All without sacrificing forgiveness and accuracy at any loft.

Features
FlyBeam structure, Compression Channel and NexCOR face combine to stabilize the chassis and maximize ball speed.
Covert Cavity Back design spreads weight towards the heel and toe to maximize forgiveness.
Low CG for high launch and lower spin flight.
FlexLoft 2 technology offers 15 different launch options.
Shaft: New Mitsubishi Diamana S+ Blue Board 80: The latest version of the gold standard in explosive distance and control.
Grip: Golf Pride Tour Wrap 2G – Grey
FlexLoft #3 – 17°-21°
FlexLoft #4 – 21°-25°
Swing Weight: D3
*Headcover Included

Nike Vapor Speed Fairway Wood

Nike Vapor Speed Fairway Wood

Nike Vapor Speed Fairway Wood

Constructed with a FlyBeam-reinforced Compression Channel, the Vapor Speed fairway head provides high launch and low spin distance, while offering maximum forgiveness and accuracy at higher lofts.

Features
FlyBeam structure, Compression Channel and NexCOR face combine to stabilize the chassis and maximize ball speed.
Covert Cavity Back design spreads weight towards the heel and toe to maximize forgiveness.
Low CG for high launch and lower-spin flight.
Shaft: Mitsubishi Fubuki Z 60: Upgraded stability with higher launch and lower spin.
Grip: Golf Pride Tour Wrap 2G – Black
Face Angle: +1.0
Swing Weight: D3.5
*Headcover Included

Nike Vapor Flex Fairway Wood

Nike Vapor Flex Fairway Wood

Nike Vapor Flex Fairway Wood

Constructed with a FlyBeam-reinforced Compression Channel, the Vapor Flex fairway head provides high launch and low spin distance, while offering maximum forgiveness and accuracy at higher lofts.

Features
FlyBeam structure, Compression Channel and NexCOR face combine to stabilize the chassis and maximize ball speed.
Covert Cavity Back design spreads weight towards the heel and toe to maximize forgiveness.
Low CG for high launch and lower spin flight.
FlexLoft 2 technology offers 15 different launch options.
Shaft: New Mitsubishi Diamana S+ Blue Board 70: The latest version of the gold standard in explosive distance and control.
Grip: Golf Pride Tour Wrap 2G – Grey
FlexLoft #3 – 13°-17°
FlexLoft #5 – 17°-21°
Swing Weight: D3
*Headcover Included

Nike Vapor Speed Irons Steel

Nike Vapor Speed Irons Steel

Nike Vapor Speed Irons Steel

Modern Muscle
New muscle geometry moves center of gravity towards the center of the face for pure performance.
High + Strong Trajectory
Modern Muscle weighting for a face centered CG that’s low and deep for a high-flying, far-reaching trajectory.
Superior Forgiveness
FlyBeam reinforced hollow-cavity long irons (3, 4, 5, 6, 7) maximize off-center stability.

Features
Modern Muscle geometry balances the CG in the center of the face for maximum ball speed, the stability and purest face.
Ultra-fast Spring Steel faces with NexCOR, and lightweight, high launch shafts, amplify ball speed to the highest level.
FlyBeam reinforced hollow cavity long irons (3,4,5,6,7) maximize energy return and off-center stability.
RZN cavity short irons (8,9,P,A,SW) combine stability with refined feedback.
Low and deep weighted for a high-flying, far-reaching trajectory.
Moderate sole widths with a beveled leading edge for forgiving soled/turf interaction.
Machine milled X3X grooves for enhanced spin control and shot-to-shot consistency.
Longer blade lengths and shallower face heights for a clean and confidence-inspiring profile.
True Temper Dynalite 105 shafts: Lightweight, tip-responsive design promotes increased ball speed and a higher ball flight.
Golf Pride Tour Wrap 2G grip: enhanced tackiness and soft material for a great feel.

Nike Vapor Pro Irons Steel

Nike Vapor Pro Irons Steel

Nike Vapor Pro Irons Steel

Modern Muscle
New muscle geometry moves center of gravity towards the center of the face for pure performance.
Tour Trajectory
Forward weighting geared towards a strong, piercing trajectory.
Modernized Profile
Highly acclaimed Nike blade profile updated with a longer blade length and lower face height.

Features
Modern Muscle geometry balances the CG in the center of the face for maximum ball speed, the highest stability and purest feel.
Straight leading edges, thin toplines and minimal offset offer the ultimate in alignment and shot-shaping workability.
Forward weighted for a powerful, piercing trajectory.
Narrow sole widths for crisp sole/turf interaction and maximum versatility.
Machine milled X3X grooves for enhanced spin control and shot-to-shot consistency.
One-piece forged 1025 carbon steel for unfiltered feedback.
Modernized long iron profiles with longer blade length and lower face heights.
True Temper Dynamic Gold Shafts: Designed for skilled players seeking a low, penetrating ball flight for optimum control and accuracy.
Golf Pride Tour Velvet grip for maximum playability, comfort, and confidence.

Nike Vapor Pro Combo Irons Steel

Nike Vapor Pro Combo Irons Steel

Nike Vapor Pro Combo Irons Steel

Modern Muscle
New muscle geometry moves center of gravity towards the center of the face for pure performance.
Progressive Trajectory
Modern Muscle weighting for a face centered CG that progresses from low and deep to high and forward for high flying long irons and strong, penetrating short irons.
Forgiveness & Workability
RZN cavity long irons (2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7) and muscle cavity short irons (8, 9, P, A), for the superior combination of stability and shot-shaping workability.

Features
Modern Muscle geometry balances the CG in the center of the face for maximum ball speed, the highest stability and the purest feel.
Ultra-fast Spring Steel faces (2i-7i) amplify ball speed.
RZN cavity long irons (2,3,4,5,6,7) and muscle cavity short irons (8,9,P,A) for the superior combination of stability and shot-shaping workability.
Weight distributed for high-flying long irons and piercing short irons.
Progressive sold widths with a beveled leading edge for forgiveness and enhanced versatility.
Machine milled X3X grooves for enhanced spin control and shot-to-shot consistency.
Forged and milled 1025 carbon steel body in concert with RZN cavity for refined and consistent feedback.
Midsize profiles progress from longer blade length, lower profile long irons, through to classic short irons.
True Temper DG Pro Shafts: Dynamic Gold consistency and precision with progressive ball flight and spin through the set.
Golf Pride Tour Velvet grip for maximum playability, comfort and confidence.

New for 2015 – Footjoy and Nike Golf Shoes

May 11th, 2015

FootJoy HYPERFLEX Golf Shoes Navy/Green

Design Inspiration

Most athletic shoes are constructed with soft, mesh upper materials which are perfect for running and activities that don’t require a lot of lateral movement. For FJ’s research & development team, the key was to keep those comfort qualities in place but would also deliver the support, stability and waterproof qualities required for golf. Through extensive testing, this balance was achieved utilizing an engineered material never before used in golf shoes. FJ has dubbed it: FlexGrid.
The FlexGrid was actually inspired by a suspension cable bridge in Boston, Massachusetts – the Leonard P. Zakim Bunker Hill Bridge. When viewing this type of bridge at different angles, the cables form a grid of tremendous strength and support, all while maintaining a sleek, lightweight and technical appearance.
The FlexGrid system begins with a base layer that consists of a tight-knit, lightweight, soft, flexible, waterproof mesh which allows for maximum comfort, breathability, flexibility and airflow. That layer is (literally) supported by the very noticeable FlexGrid exoskeleton “cage” which conforms to the foot and allows it to flex and expand but is also strong enough to keep the foot from rolling laterally during the golf swing. The end result is a very unique shoe that wraps your foot in the comfort you expect from an athletic shoe with the support of a high-performance golf shoe.

FootJoy HYPERFLEX Golf Shoes Features

FlexGrid 2.0 Technology
The high performance FlexGrid 2.0 material combines with a soft and comfortable athletic mesh to deliver incredible retention properties, while providing provide two year waterproof protection.
Soft FTF 2.0 Cushioning
Fined Tuned Foam 2.0 provides underfoot comfort and soft cushioning without compromising lateral support and stability.
Optimized Stability
The Optimized Performance Stabilizer secures your heel and ankle throughout the swing, providing unsurpassed support, comfort and fit.
Extreme N.E.O. Traction
The Next Evolutionary Outsole provides lightweight stability and performance, The Tornado Cleats by Softspikes provide stability and support from the moment you step foot onto the course.

FootJoy HYPERFLEX Golf Shoes White/Grey/Blue

Design Inspiration

Most athletic shoes are constructed with soft, mesh upper materials which are perfect for running and activities that don’t require a lot of lateral movement. For FJ’s research & development team, the key was to keep those comfort qualities in place but would also deliver the support, stability and waterproof qualities required for golf. Through extensive testing, this balance was achieved utilizing an engineered material never before used in golf shoes. FJ has dubbed it: FlexGrid.
The FlexGrid was actually inspired by a suspension cable bridge in Boston, Massachusetts – the Leonard P. Zakim Bunker Hill Bridge. When viewing this type of bridge at different angles, the cables form a grid of tremendous strength and support, all while maintaining a sleek, lightweight and technical appearance.
The FlexGrid system begins with a base layer that consists of a tight-knit, lightweight, soft, flexible, waterproof mesh which allows for maximum comfort, breathability, flexibility and airflow. That layer is (literally) supported by the very noticeable FlexGrid exoskeleton “cage” which conforms to the foot and allows it to flex and expand but is also strong enough to keep the foot from rolling laterally during the golf swing. The end result is a very unique shoe that wraps your foot in the comfort you expect from an athletic shoe with the support of a high-performance golf shoe.

FootJoy HYPERFLEX Golf Shoes Features

FlexGrid 2.0 Technology
The high performance FlexGrid 2.0 material combines with a soft and comfortable athletic mesh to deliver incredible retention properties, while providing provide two year waterproof protection.
Soft FTF 2.0 Cushioning
Fined Tuned Foam 2.0 provides underfoot comfort and soft cushioning without compromising lateral support and stability.
Optimized Stability
The Optimized Performance Stabilizer secures your heel and ankle throughout the swing, providing unsurpassed support, comfort and fit.
Extreme N.E.O. Traction
The Next Evolutionary Outsole provides lightweight stability and performance, The Tornado Cleats by Softspikes provide stability and support from the moment you step foot onto the course.

Nike Explorer SL Spikeless Golf Shoes White/Volt/Black

Designed for lightweight comfort that’s still supportive, these Nike Explorer golf shoes are just the ticket.
Nike Explorer SL Spikeless Golf Shoes feature an athletic, low-profile design with versatile, integrated traction that’s comfortable for on and off the golf course.
Phylon and rubber integrated traction provides lighter feel and zero pressure when walking, while the geometric design enhances traction and ground feel through your golf swing.

These Nike spikeless golf shoes are equipped with a lightweight, water-resistant construction.

Nike Lunar Control 3 Golf Shoes White/Volt/Black

Model#: 704665-102
Color: White/Volt/Black

Increased Stability and Lightweight Control
The Nike Lunar Control 3 Men’s Golf Shoe improves upon its predecessor with a lower profile and a lighter fit. The premium Lunarlon cushioning and dynamic Flywire deliver springy impact protection and support, while the Nike Control Platform delivers incredible stability throughout your swing.

Benefits

Full-length Lunarlon midsole delivers unsuprassed cushioning underfoot
Dynamic Flywire technology wraps the foot for adaptive lateral support
Nike Control Platform provides underfoot stability, smooth weight transfer and control through impact
Waterproof microfiber leather for durability and protection from the elements
Technical TPU and composite carbon fiber midfoot shank for a lower profile, lighter fit and more stability

Product Details

Scorpion Stinger Spikes and Tri-LOK system for excellent traction
Two-year limited waterproof warranty
*Available in Medium Sizes

Odyssey Works Versa Putters – New for 2015

April 27th, 2015

odyssey versa 1 putter

Odyssey Works Versa #1 Putter

The Odyssey Works #1 Putter is a rounded heel-toe weighted blade with a crank-neck hosel, Versa high contrast alignment and a full-shaft offset.

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odyssey works versa 7 putter

Odyssey Works Versa #7 Putter

The Odyssey Works #7 Putter has a modified mallet with weighted alignment wings, a double-bend shaft and full-shaft offset.

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odyssey works v-line versa putter

Odyssey Works V-Line Versa Putter

The Odyssey Works V-Line Putter is a perimeter-weighted mallet, with a new Big-T alignment system.

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Quicker Roll With Fusion RX

Odyssey has taken the most legendary insert of all-time that’s the best feeling, best selling, with the most Tour wins and combined it with unbelievable new roll technology for the Fusion RX Insert.

It’s where feel meets roll as we couple the White Hot insert with ultra thin stainless steel mesh and our patented Metal-X roll pattern. There are no compromises, and it has faster roll than the White Hot insert, so it reduces skidding and gets the ball into a pure roll faster.

Major-Winning Versa Alignment

You’ve seen how the world’s best players trust this visionary alignment. The silver and black contrast lets your eyes key in on the linear designs to highlight the proper face angle from address to impact for alignment throughout your putting stroke.

Tour Proven Shapes

These are some of our most prolific models that have dominated Tour events and major championships for years. All of these putters have been validated over and over by the world’s best players.

Our Promise for Odyssey Putters

An Odyssey Putter is a promise made. Sure, we design each Odyssey putter to help you slay more demons and sink more putts. But they also design them to withstand any kind of punishment you can dish out and they back them up with an Odyssey assurance of quality. We rarely see a putter returned, but if you find a defect within a two-year period, they’ll repair it or replace it. No questions asked. And that’s a promise kept.

Cobra Fly-Z XL Golf Clubs – New for 2015

April 19th, 2015

When club designer and former Australian amateur golf champ Thomas Crow founded his small golf club company Cobra Golf, he only dreamed it would be as successful and highly-regarded as it is today. Used by PGA members such as Greg Norman, Rickie Fowler, and Jonas Blixt, Cobra clubs offer even amateur players the height and distance they need.

Since their purchase in 2010 by PUMA Golf, Cobra has only improved its offerings. Here are some of the new golf clubs for 2015.

Cobra Fly-Z XL Driver

Awarded #1 Overall Winner in the “2015 MyGolfSpy Most Wanted Driver Awards”

Cobra Fly-Z XL DriverThe Fly-Z XL Driver is engineered to help make golf easier through higher draw-biased ball flights which deliver easy distance. A 460cc, all-titanium head features a slightly lower profile face combined with an offset hosel to deliver the trajectory often needed by seniors, women and beginning golfers. The Fly-Z XL Driver, being the only offset driver in the marketplace, delivers up to 17.5 yards of draw bias. Note: Robot testing revealed that even vs. Fly-Z in its draw position, the XL Driver offers 10.5 additional yards of draw bias, making this the perfect driver for slice correction or easy up.

Speed Channel Face with Forged E9 Face Weighting, Crown Zone technology along with an all-titanium head, saves weight and helps deliver a back CG position that yields great forgiveness and draw bias. A high MOI sole geometry combined with an offset design makes the Fly-Z XL easier to hit straight by correcting slices, increasing stability and maintaining distance. Fly-Z XL features a Graphite, Matrix shaft and is available in 9.5°, 10.5° and 11.5° in Stiff, Regular or Lite flexes in right-handed or left-handed models with a Lamkin REL 360 Grip.

Fly-Z XL Driver Speed Channel Face

Speed Channel is an engineered trench that surrounds the club face to help minimize face thickness and provide increased ball speeds across the face for incredible distance with forgiveness.

Fly-Z XL Driver Offset Design

Offset Design helps the golfer square the club face more easily at impact. Now you can forget about that slice once and for all, and enjoy higher, straighter, more draw-biased drives.

Fly-Z XL Driver Back CG Zone Weighting

Zone Weighting removes weight from the crown to reposition it low and back in the head for a low, deep Center of Gravity. The result? Extreme forgiveness on off center hits and excellent distance no matter where you hit the ball on the face.

Cobra Ladies Fly-Z XL Driver

Cobra Ladies Fly-Z XL DriverTired of slicing the ball? Meet your new best friend. The Fly-Z XL Driver is engineered to help make golf easier through higher draw-biased ball flights which deliver easy distance. A 460cc, all-titanium head features a slightly lower profile face combined with an offset hosel to deliver the trajectory often needed by seniors, women and beginning golfers (er’ the slicer). The Fly-Z XL Driver, being the only offset driver in the marketplace, delivers up to 17.5 yards of draw bias. Note: Robot testing revealed that even vs. Fly-Z in its draw position, the XL Driver offers 10.5 additional yards of draw bias, making this the perfect driver for slice correction or easy up.
Speed Channel Face with Forged E9 Face Weighting, Crown Zone technology along with an all-titanium head, saves weight and helps deliver a back CG position that yields great forgiveness and draw bias. A high MOI sole geometry combined with an offset design makes the Fly-Z XL easier to hit straight by correcting slices, increasing stability and maintaining distance.

Cobra Ladies Fly-Z XL Driver Speed Channel Face

Speed Channel is an engineered trench that surrounds the club face to help minimize face thickness and provide increased ball speeds across the face for incredible distance with forgiveness.

Cobra Ladies Fly-Z XL Driver Offset Design

Offset Design helps the golfer square the club face more easily at impact. Now you can forget about that slice once and for all, and enjoy higher, straighter, more draw-biased drives.

Cobra Ladies Fly-Z XL Driver Back CG Zone Weighting

Zone Weighting removes weight from the crown to reposition it low and back in the head for a low, deep Center of Gravity. The result? Extreme forgiveness on off center hits and excellent distance no matter where you hit the ball on the face.
*Headcover included

Shaft: Fly-Z XL Graphite (55 grams)
Grip: Cobra Winn Wrap

Cobra Fly-Z XL Fairway Wood

Cobra Fly-Z XL Fairway WoodLooking for easy distance? The engineers at COBRA have engineered the Fly-Z XL Fairways and Hybrids for forgiveness by incorporating a low, back CG, Crown Zone Weighting with an offset head design to maximize launch and feature COBRA’s revolutionary Speed Channel Face for more forgiveness and increased distance from the fairway.

Cobra Fly-Z XL Fairway Wood Speed Channel Face

Speed Channel is an engineered trench that surrounds the club face to help minimize face thickness and provide increased ball speeds across the face for incredible distance with forgiveness.

Cobra Fly-Z XL Fairway Wood Offset Design

Offset Design helps the golfer square the club face more easily at impact. Now you can forget about that slice once and for all, and enjoy finding more fairways and greens in regulation with higher, straighter, more draw-biased ball flight.

Cobra Fly-Z XL Fairway Wood Back CG Zone Weighting

Zone Weighting removes weight from the crown to reposition it low and back in the head for a low, deep Center of Gravity. The result? Extreme forgiveness on off center hits and excellent distance no matter where you hit the ball on the face.

Cobra Fly-Z XL Hybrid

Cobra Fly-Z XL HybridLooking for easy distance? The engineers at COBRA have engineered the Fly-Z XL Fairways and Hybrids for forgiveness by incorporating a low, back CG, Crown Zone Weighting with an offset head design to maximize launch and feature COBRA’s revolutionary Speed Channel Face for more forgiveness and increased distance from the fairway.

Experience easy distance and increased forgiveness with the Fly-Z XL Hybrids.

Cobra Fly-Z XL Hybrid Speed Channel Face

Speed Channel is an engineered trench that surrounds the club face to help minimize face thickness and provide increased ball speeds across the face for incredible distance with forgiveness.

Cobra Fly-Z XL Hybrid Offset Design

Offset Design helps the golfer square the club face more easily at impact. Now you can forget about that slice once and for all, and enjoy finding more fairways and greens in regulation with higher, straighter, more draw-biased ball flight.

Cobra Fly-Z XL Hybrid Back CG Zone Weighting

Zone Weighting removes weight from the crown to reposition it low and back in the head for a low, deep Center of Gravity. The result? Extreme forgiveness on off center hits and excellent distance no matter where you hit the ball on the face.

*Headcover included.

*Shaft: Cobra Fly-Z XL Graphite

*Grip: COBRA Lamkin REL Black


Cobra Ladies Fly-Z XL Hybrid

Cobra Ladies Fly-Z XL HybridLooking for easy distance? The engineers at COBRA have engineered the Fly-Z XL Fairways and Hybrids for forgiveness by incorporating a low, back CG, Crown Zone Weighting with an offset head design to maximize launch and feature COBRA’s revolutionary Speed Channel Face for more forgiveness and increased distance from the fairway.

Cobra Ladies Fly-Z XL Hybrid Speed Channel Face

Speed Channel is an engineered trench that surrounds the club face to help minimize face thickness and provide increased ball speeds across the face for incredible distance with forgiveness.

Cobra Ladies Fly-Z XL Hybrid Offset Design

Offset Design helps the golfer square the club face more easily at impact. Now you can forget about that slice once and for all, and enjoy finding more fairways and greens in regulation with higher, straighter, more draw-biased ball flight.

Cobra Ladies Fly-Z XL Hybrid Back CG Zone Weighting

Zone Weighting removes weight from the crown to reposition it low and back in the head for a low, deep Center of Gravity. The result? Extreme forgiveness on off center hits and excellent distance no matter where you hit the ball on the face.

Cobra Fly-Z XL Combo Set Steel

Cobra Fly-Z XL Combo Set Steel

All around. The Fly Z-XL Combo Set delivers exceptional distance, forgiveness and easy up performance.
The Fly-Z XL Combo Set combines two different cavity designs. Wedges – 9i incorporate a traditional undercut design for precision and control for the golfer, while the 8i – 4i feature a duel cavity hollow design that results in a low, back center of gravity enabling the golfer to hit it higher and farther. The combo set, which includes the dual cavity design hollow and cavity back irons, also include three Fly-Z XL Hybrids that deliver exceptional distance, forgiveness and easy up performance.

Cobra Fly-Z XL Combo Set Steel Speed Channel Face

  • An engineered trench behind the face area helps to minimize face thickness, and increase flexion at impact to deliver increased distance through faster ball speeds even on mis-hits.
  • Hollow Cavity Design
  • Long and mid-irons (4–8) feature a dual cavity design with a hollow lower half section that delivers a lower and deeper Center of Gravity meaning you get easy launch with extreme forgiveness in every shot.

Cobra Fly-Z XL Combo Set Steel Back CG Zone Weighting

Zone Weighting removes weight from the crown to reposition it low and back in the head for a low, deep Center of Gravity. The result? Extreme forgiveness on off center hits and excellent distance no matter where you hit the ball on the face.

Cobra Fly-Z XL Combo Set Steel Offset Design

Offset Design helps you square the club face more easily at impact. Now you can forget about that slice once and for all, and enjoy finding more fairways and greens in regulation with higher, straighter, more draw-biased ball flight.

Cobra Fly-Z XL Combo Set Steel Set Composition

  • Graphite: Hybrids: 4H-6H, Irons: 7-PW, GW (All Graphite)
  • Shaft: Fly-Z XL Steel
  • Grip: Cobra Lamkin REL Black

*Matching headcovers for Hybrids included.