TaylorMade Golf Clubs – New for 2015

January 25th, 2015

TaylorMade golf clubs – today’s technology backed by 35 years of innovation

Since 1979, when golf equipment salesman Gary Adams founded TaylorMade, the company has forged a name for itself based on innovation and authenticity. Their first product – a 12-degree metalwood driver cast of stainless steel- looked, sounded and performed different from a wooden wood, and was revered by golfers willing to try something new in order to improve their game.

The TaylorMade company still performs under those same principles. Constantly seeking to improve the technology behind their products, they are driven by a singular goal: provide the best possible golf equipment to help every golfer reach their full potential. 2015 is no exception. With the release of the R-15 460 White Driver, R-15 Rescue, the AeroBurner Driver and Fairway Wood, and the RSi Irons 5 and 8-piece Sets, TaylorMade has yet again taken technology and innovation to the next level.

taylormade r15 driverTaylorMade R-15 460 White Driver

The only driver to earn 20/20 stars in Golf Digest’s 2015 Hot List!

15 years of innovation and development, fused with TaylorMade’s world-class metalwoods technology, come together to give you their most advanced driver ever.

Its front track system acts like a speed pocket to expand sweet spot and decrease spin. Even lower and more forward CG with a front track that is 12mm closer to leading edge, 40 more grams of weight forward and sliding split weights.

TaylorMade R-15 460 White Driver Features:

  • Center of Gravity (CG) lower and more forward to promote higher launch and lower spin
  • New Front Track system performs like a Speed Pocket, reduces spin and increases size of sweet spot
  • New sliding split weights: heel for draw, toe for fade, split for maximum stability (12.5g each / 25g total)
  • 4° loft sleeve for more loft adjustability and opportunity to dial in your launch conditions
  • Beautifully sculpted pear shaped with larger footprint and new satin white finish
  • Employs prover TaylorMade metalwood technologies that have been newly optimized (ICT, Thick Thin, moveable weight, loft sleeve)
  • New Fujikura Speeder 57 Evolution shaft, Lamkin UTx grip

taylormade r15 rescueTaylorMade R-15 Rescue

The R15 rescue with a tour-inspired shape and smaller footprint

The R15 Rescue has been developed to increase playability of the ball, regardless of the lie. Ball in the rough? In the sand? Not a problem! Their new Tour-inspired shape, smaller footprint and a 3° loft sleeve lets you easily dial in your launch conditions.

Only TaylorMade’s greatest breakthroughs are worthy of being called an R. 15 years of their groundbreaking metalwoods technologies from the #1 driver in golf have been fused with brand new innovations into a single, game-changing design.

TaylorMade R-15 Rescue Features:

  • New, Tour-inspired shape
  • Smaller footprint enables better playability from more lies
  • Standard setting promotes neutral ball flight
  • 3° loft sleeve for dialing in distance
  • Built with the new Fujikura Speeder 77 Evolution shaft and new Lamkin UTx grip

taylormade aeroburner driverTaylorMade AeroBurner Driver

TaylorMade’s fastest and more aerodynamic driver ever!

From the name that’s always delivered distance through speed, comes the AeroBurner metalwoods. TaylorMade has released a driver with the largest speed pocket ever!

The AeroBurner driver features an advanced aerodynamic shape designed with a rounder toe, raised center crown and new hosel fin to maximize distance, and its new and improved Speed Pocket increases the size of the sweet spot while reducing spin.

TaylorMade AeroBurner Driver Features:

  • Advanced 460cc aerodynamic shape designed with rounder toe, raised center crown, reduced drop from crown to skirt, and new hosel fin
  • New Speed Pocket increases size of the sweet spot and reduces spin
  • New matte white finish, black PVD face, and linear AeroBurner crown graphic make alignment easy
  • Built with the new, lightweight Matrix Speed RUL-Z 50 shaft and TM speed grip

taylormade aeroburner fairway woodTaylorMade AeroBurner Fairway Wood

The AeroBurner Fairway Wood provides a driver-like launch.

The AeroBurner’s advanced aerodynamic shape is designed with a shallow face, raised center crown and new hosel fin to deliver maximum distance. Its new and improved Speed Pocket increases the size of the sweet spot while reducing spin.

TaylorMade AeroBurner Fairway Wood Features:

  • New aerodynamic shape with a shallow face, raised center crown and new hosel fin
  • New Speed Pocket increases size of the sweet spot and reduces spin
  • 3 wood uses the highest strength face material-NI-Co 300 Superalloy
  • New matte white finish, black PVD face, and linear AeroBurner crown graphic make alignment easy
  • Built with the new lightweight Matrix Speed RUL-Z60 shaft and TM Speed grip

taylormade rsi 2 irons 5-piece-setTaylorMade RSi 2 Irons Steel 5-piece Set

Awarded gold medals across the board by Golf Digest!

Forged and Tungsten Technology Meets Face Slots

Even great golfers have mis-hits. It’s part of the game. TaylorMade studies show that 76% of shots hit by golfers are mis-hits. So the TaylorMade engineers set out to design the ultimate iron to help golfers have better mis-hits. The desired results? You’re going to hit more greens, and shoot lower scores because your misses will be better.

TaylorMade RSi 2 Irons Steel 5-piece Set Features:

  • Revolutionary Face Slot Technology in the 3-8 iron provides more uniform flexion across the face that protects ball speed and generates more distance on off-center hits toward the heel & toe
  • Speed Pocket with ThruSlot Technology in the 3-7 iron provides ball speed protection on shots below the center of the face and increases launch angle and ball speed
  • Progressive Multi-Material Construction:
  • LONG IRONS: Tungsten low in the toe for higher launch and more ballspeed
  • MID IRONS: High-strength, thin-face steel construction for high speed and consistency
  • SHORT IRONS: Forged carbon steel face with milled grooves for soft feel and control
  • WEDGES: Fully forged 1025 carbon steel wedge for optimum feel and precision
  • Exclusive KBS Tour 105 Shaft provides tour-caliber performance at a lighter weight for optimum blend of speed, stability and accuracy

taylormade rsi 1 irons 8-piece-setTaylormade RSi 1 Irons 8-Piece Set

Awarded gold medals across the board by Golf Digest!

RSi series irons are the first irons ever to feature FaceSlot Technology which provides uniform flexion across the face protecting ball speed and generating more consistent distance on off-center hits. Face Slot Technology is featured in the 3-8 iron with two slots located near the heel & toe of the clubface.

Taylormade RSi 1 Irons 8-Piece Set Features:

  • NEW Face Slot Technology in the 3-8 iron provide uniform flexion across the face protecting ball speed and generating more consistent distance on off-center hits.
  • Improved Speed Pocket with ThruSlot Technology in the 3-7 iron: Provides ball speed protection on shots below the center of the face and increases launch angle and ball speed on all shots
  • Advanced Face Design—their thinnest face, deep undercut and Inverted Cone Technology combined promote maximum face speed and consistency.
  • Improved sound and feel through advanced construction & multiple dampening systems.
  • New Reax 90 steel shaft from True Temper helps to optimize ball flight for ultimate distance and performance.

We all know that in golf nobody’s perfect, even the best players in the world miss from time to time. RSi1 can help all golfers get closer and get you starting to love your mis-hits.

For more information on TaylorMade’s new 2015 golf equipment, please visit the links above and stay tuned to learn about what Nike has to offer the industry in 2015!

Visit Budget Golf at the 2015 Chicagoland Golf Expo!

January 8th, 2015

Come to the Chicagoland Golf Expo and check out the latest and greatest golf clubs, balls and accessories!

Friday, January 9th  12pm – 8pm
Saturday, January 10th  10am – 7pm
Sunday, January 11th  10am – 4pm

DuPage County Expo Center
4050 E Main St, St Charles, IL 60174

Word on the Green: Tiger Woods May Play Waste Management Phoenix Open After 14 Year Absence

January 7th, 2015

The 16th hole at this year’s Phoenix Open may have just gotten a whole lot rowdier. If the rumors are true, Tiger Woods may be returning to the scene of some of the most famous (and infamous) moments in his career. While his entry has yet to be confirmed, sources close to the event have indicated that Woods has reserved his courtesy car and a number of rooms at the Four Seasons Resort for the week of the event.

It’s been a tough year for Tiger, after a series of injuries kept him from competing for much of 2014, and a tie-for-last finish at the Hero World Challenge in December. He’s reportedly adding an extra tournament to his schedule to prepare for the Masters in April – and the Phoenix Open seems like it just might be the one.

While Tiger’s participation in any tournament automatically increases the excitement surrounding the event, his return to Phoenix is momentous. Some of Tiger’s highest highs and lowest lows have played out on the greens there, particularly that of the raucous 16th hole. In 1997, Tiger won over the crowd with a hole-in-one, resulting in an epic reaction from the spectators who had been gathered there all day hoping to see history in the making… and Tiger certainly did not disappoint.

However, Woods’ spectator spectator experiences in Phoenix haven’t always been so positive. In 1999, a heckler who had mercilessly taunted him on the green had to be forcibly removed from the venue and was later found to be carrying a gun. 2 years later, Tiger made his last appearance at the Phoenix Open after another unruly fan threw an orange onto the green he was putting on. If the rumors are true, the golf legend’s return to the rowdiest stop on the tour will undoubtedly boost an already record-breaking fan attendance, as well as the overall buzz at the event. Let’s just hope they leave the firearms and fruit at home.

Tiger will most likely not confirm his WMPO entry until the deadline of January 23rd, and we will have our ears to the green until then!

1/5/15 One Day Only Sale!

January 5th, 2015

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Yes Golf Sophia Putter

February 28th, 2012

For those who may not know, Yes Putters are now owned by Adams Golf.  Adams was looking for a way to validate their putter lineup and the opportunity to purchase Yes was too good to pass up!  Adams has given Yes putters a fresh start and we are very excited to have the new lineup at our shop!  The new Yes Sophia Putter is their  modern take on one of the oldest, and most successful putter designs.  This classic heel-shafted blade weighs in at 322 grams and features Yes’s patented C-Groove Roll Technology.  A satin, glare-free finish frames the ball great at address and inspires confidence on those swinging twelve footers.  The Yes Sophia is available in lengths ranging from 32″ and 35″ and for now is only offered in right hand.

Adams Speedline Super XTD Fairway Wood

February 21st, 2012

I was able to check out Adams Golf’s new Speedline Super XTD Fairway Wood over the weekend at a local demo day and I walked away very impressed!  This may be the perfect fairway wood!  The Speedline Super XTD Fairway Wood sets up very clean at address and the face depth inspires confidence from both the fairway and the tee.  When compared to the Fast 12 Fairway Wood, the Super XTD features a 14% hotter face thanks to the titanium construction and dual velocity slot technology.  Precision milled tungsten heel-toe weighting provides a low center of gravity for increased MOI and higher launch conditions and the forged titanium crown and body increases ball speeds and overall performance.  Tour inspired sole geometry improves turd interaction and the premium Mitsubishi Fubuki graaohite shaft provides consistency and a high, piercing trajectory.  This Speedline Super XTD is easily the best fairway wood Adams has ever created and it has already made its way into multiple bags on the PGA Tour.  In fact, Kenny Perry had to game this club in a 5 wood as opposed to a 3 wood because he hit the 15* too far!

Tour Edge HT Max-D Custom Package Set

February 14th, 2012

The new Tour Edge HT Max-D Custom Package Set is the first custom package set on the market!  For the first time ever, golfers can select all the options they want so their complete set can be custom tailored to their needs.  This set is available in Mens,Ladies, and Senior and it is available in both right and left hand.  Included in the set is a driver, 2 fairway woods, 2 hybrids, 6 irons, a putter and a bag however the set makeup is entirely up to you from the driver lofts to the color and style of the golf bag!  Budget Golf has made it very easy to order this custom package set on our website, simply select your options and checkout!

Cobra Baffler T-Rail Hybrids

February 6th, 2012

Cobra’s new Baffler T-Rail Hybrids have hit the door!  The new Baffler T-Rail features an oversize profile and is equipped with Cobra’s tungsten rail sole design.  The tungsten sole rails help the club head glide effortlessly through the turf while also lowering the center of gravity for approach shots that launch high and land soft.  The Baffler T-Rail Hybrid looks great address thanks in large part to the sleek, black finish and the shallow face profile.  This was one of our favorite hybrids at the PGA Show and we expect this club to be a top seller this season!

Titleist Velocity Golf Ball

February 3rd, 2012

The Velocity is the latest golf ball from Titleist and we couldn’t be more excited over it’s launch!  The new Titleist Velocity replaces the NXT in Titleist’s golf ball line and features industry leading technology and a world-class manufacturing process.  The Velocity benefits players looking for explosive distance and a deep downrange peak trajectory off of the tee and enough feel to get around the greens comfortably.  The Velocity features the fastest core Titleist has ever produced thanks to their newly patented LSX Core Technology.  High surface dimple coverage delivers a tight, consistent trajectory and the speed enhanced and spin reducing NaZ2 cover gives the ball a very playable feel in the short game.  So far player feedback has been overwhelmingly positive and we expect the Titleist Velocity to do very well!

Callaway RAZR Fit Driver

January 30th, 2012

I just got back from the PGA Show in Orlando, Florida this weekend and besides the Taylormade RocketBallz Fairway Wood, the hottest new product at the show was Callaway’s new Razr Fit Driver!  The Razr Fit is the 2nd generation of Razr drivers and it is Callaway’s first ever adjustable driver!  Already a Golf Medal winner and Product of the Year in this year’s Golf Digest Hot List, the Razr Fit features Callaway’s patented OptiFit Technology which allows players to adjust both the face angle and either draw or neutral weighting.  I was very impressed with the OptiFit technology and unlike many adjustable drivers in the market, the hosel looks very natural and the club looks great in the address position.  One of the reason that Callaway held off so long on bringing a fully adjustable driver to the market was that the engineers felt that the additional weight of the hosel negatively impacts the performance of the clubhead.  Thanks to Callaway’s lightweight, yet durable forged composite material, engineers at Callaway were able to provide the best of both of worlds!  This forged composite material in the crown of the clubhead is lighter and stronger than titanium and allows for precision thickness control to optimize the center of gravity.  For added forgiveness, the Razr Fit incorporates Speed Frame face technology in order to create a large sweet spot that generates high ball speeds for long, consistent distance.  The Razr Fit driver comes equipped with a premium Aldila RIP NV Shaft and the driver is offered in lofts ranging from 8.5* to 11.5*.  Overall, I think that the Razr Fit is the best driver Callaway has ever produced and I expect this model to be one of the best selling drivers of 2012!