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Callaway RAZR X Irons

Monday, January 31st, 2011

If you want the ultimate performance iron designed to take your game to the next level, definitely check out the new Callaway RAZR X Irons.  The new RAZR X Irons are designed for the average golfer who wants a club that is forgiving and long without sacrificing playability and looks.  The RAZR X Iron is the first iron of its kind that will encompass all of these attributes.  Callaway’s RAZR technology is a breakthrough in iron design.  This club delivers distance and accuracy while still maintaining a good look from address as well as moderate sole width for better turf interaction.  The patented RAZR Technology shifts the center of gravity 12% lower and 15% deeper in the clubhead for more shot-making power and increased forgiveness on off-center strikes.  The famed VFT Power System is used in the RAZR X to maximize ball speed by precisely positioning the center of gravity for each individual iron.  We have already taken quite a few pre-orders for this iron set and it is not hard to see why.  The clubs look great from all angles and they are loaded with technology to improve your iron game.  Golf Digest awarded the RAZR X Irons a Gold Medal in this year’s Hot List and we have also seen this club in play on all professional tours.

Odyssey Black Series Tour Design #1 Putter

Monday, January 31st, 2011

The Odyssey Black Series Tour Design Putters are designed for the above average golfer that wants tour level performance on the greens.  The Black Series Tour Design #1 putter is a heel shafted, heel-toe weighted blade putter with a wide flange and full shaft offset. This tour-inspired design sports a sleek black PVD (physical vapor deposition) finish that frames the ball nicely at address giving players added confidence where it matter most.  Besides its stunning appearance, the Tour Design #1 putter features Advanced Roll Technology (A.R.T.) as well as a TD Milled Face.  A.R.T. achieves truer roll by utilizing a multi-material design.  A urethane dampening layer is subtly placed between the 1025 carbon steel head and the milled tungsten flange.  The end result is a lower, deeper center of gravity for quicker and truer roll.  The TD Milled Face has a precise pattern of deep mill marks that generates consistent impact performance for better feel and distance control.  The Odyssey Black Series Tour Design #1 Putter is available mid-February, pre-order your new putter from Budgetgolf.com today!

Odyssey White Ice D.A.R.T. Putter

Friday, January 28th, 2011

Odyssey is known for their cutting edge putter design and the new White Ice D.A.R.T. putter offers the latest in alignment technology. D.A.R.T. is an acronym for “direction and realignment technology” and it promotes proper alignment in a two-step process in which your eyes align the putter to the target and then can realign using the point at which the D.A.R.T. design merges with the center of the golf ball.  This technology promotes better alignment on the target line and helps ensure proper contact on the center of the face for better distance control.  For 2011, the White Ice insert has been refined for enhanced sound, responsiveness, resiliency, and consistency.  The inner core of the insert 19% firmer for enhanced feel and it is 92% stiffer for durability and consistency.  The surface of the face has also been roughened to improve the sound at impact and increase the friction between the face and the ball to promote forward roll.  As if all this technology wasn’t enough, the White Ice D.A.R.T. also features adjustable weight technology to personalize the putter to a player’s personal preference.  A dark nickel finish gives the putter a premium, glare-free finish that inspires confidence at address.  The White Ice D.A.R.T. will be available towards the middle of February, pre-order your new putter from budgetgolf.com today!

Cleveland CG 16 Black Pearl Wedge

Thursday, January 27th, 2011

If you are in the market for new wedges this season, do yourself a favor and check out the new Cleveland CG 16 Black Pearl Wedges! Although the season is just taking off, the CG 16 Wedges are getting tremendous reviews and they were recently awarded a Gold Medal in Golf Digest’s 2011 Hot List.  The CG16 takes off where the CG 15 left off however this year’s model has a larger head and slightly more offset.  This wedge still features Cleveland’s patented Tour Zip Grooves as well as Cleveland’s breakthrough Laser Milled surface roughness technology.  Between each groove lies four laser milled texture lines that helps to optimize ball-to-face friction and maximize spin within the USGA groove limits.  A wide constant width sole from the heel to toe combined with both heel and toe grinds improve performance around the greens regardless of the lie.  The CG 16 is offered in a wide variety of loft and bounce combinations.  Budgetgolf.com is currently taking pre-orders for a mid-February delivery date!

Callaway RAZR X Forged Irons

Thursday, January 27th, 2011

Last fall it was the Diablo Octane Driver and this spring it will be the new RAZR X Forged Irons that will make serious waves throughout the golf industry.  The new RAZR X Forged Irons are the latest forged offering from Callaway and they will replace the tired Forged X-Prototypes that achieved cult status amongst better players over the last few years.  Although I am not crazy about the “RAZR” name, from a technology and aesthetic standpoint the RAZR X Forged irons are nothing short of amazing.  From the thin topline to the higher heel and squared-off toe, these irons set up beautifully.  A narrow sole with a sharp leading edge and a shortened blade length makes this iron extremely versatile from a wide variety of turf conditions.  As far as feel is concerned, the RAZR X over delivers thanks in large part to the premium 1020 carbon steel and Callaway’s patented Triple Net Forging process which helps to ensure the tightest of tolerances which cannot be achieved through the standard forging process.  In an effort to combat the new groove rule, the RAZR X features Callaway’s Tour CC Grooves which maximize spin by tightly spacing up to 30% more conforming grooves.   The RAZR X Forged irons are stocked with Rifle Project X steel shafts, however more custom shafts options are available through Callaway.  So far, this is the iron we are the most excited for this season.  It is already being heavily played on the PGA Tour and it was recently awarded a Gold Medal in Golf Digest’s 2011 Hot List.  Pre-order your set from Budgetgolf.com for a mid-February ship date!!!

Cleveland CG16 Tour Irons

Wednesday, January 26th, 2011

So far, Cleveland’s new product line for 2011 has been a bit lackluster with the exception of the Mashie Hybrid as well as the CG16 irons and wedges.  Last week we were lucky enough to get our hands on the new Cleveland CG16 Tour irons and I walked away fairly impressed.  As usual, the irons are not earth shatteringly different than the previous models, but the CG16 does look and feel more refined.  This player’s set is designed for the golfer who demands solid feel, accuracy, and workability without sacrificing too much forgiveness.  After a few swings in the net, it was evident that the CG16 encompasses all of these attributes.  The cavity is quite modest however it is undercut which improves ball speed, distance on mis-hits, and accuracy.   The tour-inspired shape promotes confidence at address with its progressive offset and cog location, thin top-line, and dark glare-free finish.  As good as this club may appear and perform, my only complaint is that it is not forged.  For some reason (most likely cost), Cleveland has steered away from making forged clubs and I think they are doing themselves a dis-service.  The games best players want the best, and let’s face it, forged irons simply feel better!  In an increasingly competitive market, Cleveland needs to show up to the gunfight with a little more than a pocket knife.  On the other hand, the Cg16 is still a great performing iron and to Cleveland’s credit, their castings are quite good.  The CG16 Tour irons will be available for shipment mid-February.

Cleveland XL 270 Driver

Tuesday, January 25th, 2011

Want one of the lightest drivers on the market?  If so, check out the new Cleveland XL 270 Driver!  The XL 270 is the follow up of last year’s Launcher DST however this version is more forgiving and is also a few grams lighter.  The 460 c.c. head is traditionally weighted and boasts a high MOI and a large sweet spot for maximum forgiveness.  Although this club is plenty forgiving, the greatest feature of the XL 270 is the high-performance Miyazaki graphite shaft.  Weighing in at a mere 39 grams, the Miyazaki is lightest tour-proven graphite shaft on the market.  The decreased weight gives players effortless distance off of the tee due to higher swing speed numbers.  If you want to gain a few more yards off of the tee, I highly recommend giving the XL 270 a look this season!

Cobra S3 Irons

Monday, January 24th, 2011

Simply put, the new Cobra S3 Iron Set is stunning!   This mid-size iron set is designed for the average golfer that wants the ultimate in performance and style.  From a performance standpoint, the S3 features Cobra’s newly patented E9 Face Technology which helps distribute the sweet spot across the entire hitting surface for added forgiveness and distance on mis-strikes.  Puma knows how to make a great show and their impact is evident in this design of this iron.  The stealthy black finish gives the S3 an aggressive look and it also frames the ball nicely at address.  The S3 irons are offered in both steel and graphite and the irons will be available mid-February.  Pre-order your set from Budgetgolf.com today!

Cobra S3 Max Fairway Wood

Friday, January 21st, 2011

If you are interested in purchasing the new Cobra S3 Max Driver, I would also check out the matching fairway woods.  The new Cobra S3 Max Fairway Woods look great thanks in large part to Cobra’s new Puma ownership.  Puma is taking the company in a more athletic direction and this effort is clearly evident with the new S3 series.  The S3 Max fairway woods are designed for the high-handicap golfer looking to improve their performance from both the fairway, rough, as well as the tee.  A large, slightly offset head frames the ball nicely at address and the cambered sole makes this club quite playable from a wide variety of lies.  This draw-biased fairway is very forgiving and at this price point, we think they will be a big hit this summer.  Pre-order your S3 Max Fairway Wood from Budgetgolf.com for a mid-February delivery date.

Cleveland Mashie Hybrid

Thursday, January 20th, 2011

Cleveland is going retro-chic with their new hybrid design.  The new Cleveland Mashie not only sports a classic name but the finish is a throwback to early metal woods.  A precise tumble process produces this unique retro-raw finish.  The Mashie is designed for versatility and function and the new Gliderail Sole Design is evidence of that.  The Gliderail sole has a pronounced dual-rail design with a subtle center curve that allows for better turf interaction from a wide variety of lies.  One of the best features of this hybrid is how light it is thanks in large part to the 59 gram Miyazaki graphite shaft.  This decreased club weight creates effortless distance by increased club head speed.  The Cleveland Mashie will be offered in lofts ranging from 15.5 to 26.5 degrees of loft and it will be available to ship early next month.  Pre-order your new hybrid from Budgetgolf.com!!!