April 2010

The Latest in golf equipment, instruction, training aid, apparel and more

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Fourteen Golf’s latest cavity-back irons, the TC-910 Forged Irons ($1,199/set) were constructed with a lower CG and high MOI. The traditionally shaped, offset iron head is manufactured with soft Forged S20C steel, and its compact head with precisely positioned CG and MOI provides exceptional workability for shaping any shot. In addition, the lowered CG height creates ideal spin rates for golfers with faster clubhead speeds. Comes in a nickel chrome finish and features the company’s new, conforming, trapezoid grooves. fourteengolf.com

Constructed from a durable ballistic nylon, Cleveland’s Travel Bag ($159) is big enough to hold a full-sized staff bag and features an extended base with durable wheels, lockable heavy-duty zippers and lots of pockets (two outer ones for accessories, an inner ventilated shoe pocket and another inside velour pocket). We think the top and bottom grab handles for easy handling are a nice touch. clevelandgolf.com

STX introduces three new putters to its lineup, the ProFIT 6 ($199) and the 9740 and 9750 models ($149). Aside from the price, what’s the diff? Well, for one, the 6 is a mallet shape, while the 9700 series are blades. Both are machined from 17-4 stainless steel. What makes the STX lineup really stand out, however, is its three face insert options: black, red and green. The black face insert is the softest, the red has a medium resiliency rate, and for golfers who prefer a firmer feel, the green insert provides a harder feel with less resilience. stxputters.com

Four new Lite-Weight models from Boccieri Golf, the makers of Heavy Putter, debuted at this year’s PGA Merchandise show. Featuring a total weight of 600 grams, each weighs slightly more than standard offerings (which weigh approximately 500 grams), but a lot less than the hefty Heavy originals, which tipped the scales at 900 grams. heavyputter.com

Data Design Interactive’s new My Personal Golf Trainer ($99) for the Nintendo Wii features swing analysis and personalized lessons from David Leadbetter. Offers instructional videos and suggests drills for swing improvement, like grip analysis and posture check. Also monitors your alignment, ball position, coil, swing shape and tempo, among other cool features. ddi-games.com

Developed after 20 years of research by swing teachers Andy Plummer and Mike Bennett, the Stack and Tilt golf swing found a number of devotees on the PGA Tour. If you’ve wanted to try it out yourself without paying a chunk of change for one-on-one professional help, now you can with the men’s GetStacked DVD Series (Five payments of $19.95). Promises to improve your swing plane, grip, posture, alignment, ball position and tempo. Bonus features include three additional DVDs and an eBook. stackandtilt.com

The SwingRite ($149) is one of the game’s easiest training aids. Simply swing it and listen for a click when the club is released properly (in the highly desired “impact zone”). Need to work on your swing speed? All you have to do is adjust the head to make it easier or harder to get the “click” sound to happen. Works on swing speeds that range from 55 to 125 mph. swingrite.com


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