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May 2011

The latest in golf equipment, instruction, training aids, apparel & more

May 2011The V Harness ($150) fits securely around your shoulders, back and chest, and, as its promoters say, it actually forces you to swing with correct fundamentals. How?

2011 Buyer's Guide Drivers

Absence of weight is the next big trend in drivers. Is it right for you?

2011 Buyer's Guide DriversIf you think about it, we’ve seen some extraordinary advances in driver technology in the last few years. And no, we aren’t talking the transitions we’ve made from wood to metal, or even metal to carbon.

2011 Buyer's Guide Woods

Woods and hybrids are a breeze to hit

2011 Buyer's Guide WoodsBy now, you probably carry at least two fairway woods and a hybrid in your bag. Some golfers carry more hybrids or even swap out their irons with iron-woods.

2011 Buyer's Guide Wedges

The most versatile clubs in your bag

2011 Buyer's Guide WedgesNo matter how good you get at this finicky game, on occasion, the golf course will win, and you’ll find yourself in the deep rough, off the green, in the sand or worse.

2011 Buyer's Guide Putters

Find the flatstick that works for you

2011 Buyer's Guide PuttersKnock it stiff, then knock it in. Sounds easy, but it’s not. Find the flatstick that will make it easier for you.

2011 Buyer's Guide Shafts

Is the shaft really the engine of the club?

2011 Buyer's Guide ShaftsWant to know the fastest way to improve your game? Replace all those stock shafts with a top-of-the-line graphite or steel offering.

2011 Buyer's Guide Accessories

Golf equipment isn't just clubs and balls

2011 Buyer's Guide AccessoriesWhile it’s true that most of your playing time is spent sizing up a shot and hitting it, to become a better player, you need more than just the latest clubs, shafts and balls.

2011 Buyer's Guide Grips

The grip is the most important part of the golf club

2011 Buyer's Guide GripsProbably the most unsung and underrated component, the grip is actually the most important feature of any club.

2011 Buyer's Guide Balls

There's a golf ball for every type of player

2011 Buyer's Guide BallsThis year, golf balls fall within a wide price range, from the highly affordable Top-Flite D2+ series ($16/dozen) to the premium Dixon Fire balls ($75/dozen).

2011 Buyer's Guide Irons

If you want to score your best, start with the right set of irons

2011 Buyer's Guide IronsWhen it comes to playing your best golf, better iron play is the key to making the most out of longer drives and setting yourself up for shorter putts.

We Tried It: Cleveland - Never Compromise

Four new sticks...put to the test

We Tried It: Cleveland - Never CompromiseFor this month’s We Tried It section, we tested four new offerings from Cleveland Golf and Never Compromise.

April 2011

The latest in golf equipment, instruction, training aids, apparel & more

April 2011How do you improve golf's most popular ball? Make one that's better.

New Kicks

Hip, techie and classy—the year 2011 has it all

New KicksCould there be a more comfortable premium shoe? Not that we’ve worn

All The Rage!

Hot Equipment Trends For 2011

All The Rage!Finding new lightweight-yet-strong materials that improve product performance for golf clubs has long been a goal of manufacturers.

White Is All Right

White golf clubs are al the rage

White Is All RightBy now you’ve probably noticed that white is the new “it” color in golf.

March 2011

The latest in golf equipment, instruction, training aids, apparel & more

March 2011With 16 models to choose from, Cleveland’s new Classic Collection ($79) offers something for everyone.

We Tried It: Callaway RAZR & Diablo Octane Drivers

We Tried It: Callaway RAZR & Diablo Octane DriversWhen Ely Callaway first introduced his Big Bertha Driver 20 years ago, the golfing world changed forever.

Golf Tips’ Tech Awards 2010

The Year's Best Golf Equipment

The year 2010 certainly didn’t disappoint when it came to great new stuff, as we witnessed a slew of new products and technologies that made a big difference in how the game is played.

Showcase: Hot New Sticks

The latest and greatest irons from PING Golf

Showcase: Hot New SticksWhen it comes to golf equipment innovations, PING has left an indelible mark during the last 40 years or so.

We Tried It: Bridgestone B330 & B330-S

Bridgestone's Latest Balls...Tested

We Tried It: Bridgestone B330 & B330-SThe new Bridgestone B330 and B330-S (yes, the 2011 models are new versions of both golf balls) are an amalgam of distance and spin designed for better players.

Sneak Peak 2011

Next Year's Hottest Equipment Trends

Sneak Peak 2011If you’re like most avid golfers, you’re already looking ahead and wondering what cool gear is coming in 2011 to help you lower your index.

November-December 2010

The latest in golf equipment, instruction, training aids, apparel & more

November-December 2010

Power Tools

Choose The Right Stick!

Power ToolsHey, we understand your need to crush drives, drill your fairway woods and even muscle your iron shots, but don’t forget that even in long-drive competitions, the ball still needs to find the grid to rack up a good score.

You Par What You Eat

Eat right, Play Well

You Par What You EatBeverage cart girls can be irresistible. They flirt, offer up snacks and cold drinks, and then let you get on with the round.

July-August 2010

The latest in golf equipment, instruction, training aids, apparel & more

July-August 2010

June 2010

The latest in golf equipment, instruction, training aids, apparel & more

June 2010

We Tried It

New Cobra Gear

We Tried ItThe ZL (Zero Limits) Driver from Cobra is considered the most technologically advanced big stick from the company. How does it stack up?