Monday, July 28, 2008
The latest in golf equipment, instruction, training aids, apparel & more
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These lightweight, flexible frames feature adjustable nose pads and a thin frame design. The high-grade nylon frame also features Thermogrip rubber temples and Bolle’s Optics Control System, which allows users to interchange lenses depending on different light conditions. $109.
Callaway Tour Authentic
Three unique models make up Callaway Eyewear’s newest premium line. The Tour Authentic (shown) joins the company’s already popular X-SeriesÂ™ line and features FlexonÂ® Memory Metal frames and NeoxÂ™ lens technology that blocks out damaging blue light. $245.
Sunbuster’s GolfCorrect Technology eliminates Eye-Plane Shift Distortion, “a prismatic shift that makes it appear the golf ball has moved” during the swing. Plus, the PuttReader lens helps wearers read greens. The new Competitor frame features an adjustable nosepiece. $145.
On the golf course, light conditions vary considerably. Enter Adidas’ LST Vario (Light Stabilizing Technology), a photochromic sport lens that “helps deliver perfect light in less than perfect conditions” and reduces the amount of stress on your eyes. $190
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Peakvision Peaks RxÂ™
Peakvision has created a high-performance eyewear line for people who don’t have LASIK or wear contacts. The wraparound lenses come in seven frame styles for prescriptions ranging from +2.00 to -4.00 and feature Peakvision’s Dual Zone technology, which divides the lens in half. $395-$495.
Kaenon Hard Kore
As worn by Tour players Rory Sabbatini and Davis Love III, Kaenon’s Hard Kore glasses epitomize what the company dubs “Luxury Performance.” Like all Kaenon eyewear, the Hard Kore has polarized lenses that are Rx-adaptable. Comes in two different lens shapes for different-sized faces. $209.
Formerly an aviation eyewear company called “Coloreyes,” VedaloHD has recently expanded into the golf world with its line of HD glasses. Its HDL-3C lens brings out all colors, a feature VedaloHD claims makes green reading easier. $160-$240.
Tifosi’s new Ventoux line features three interchangeable lenses (GT, EC and AC/Red) and fits medium to large faces. Its hydrophilic-rubber adjustable temple and nose pieces make the Ventoux super comfortable. Comes with cleaning bag and hard case. Weighs a measly 25 grams. $59.
Say the word “hybrid” and you probably picture a Toyota Prius or, well, a hybrid golf club. But the folks at Yes Putters are hoping the word will conjure up the name, “Donna.” This “dual hybrid” offering features an aluminum face and a 304 stainless-steel body. In addition to that two-metal combo, its shape blends two different designs: mallet and cavity-back blade. The aluminum/steel combo moves weight back for an increased MOI, while its heel-toe balance makes the Donna incredibly forgiving. It features Yes’ patented C-Groove putter face technology, which helps promote an end-over-end roll. Comes in right- and left-handed models, 32 to 37 inches. See golftipsmag.com/ezlinks.
Get To The Point
When Clay Long designed the Nicklaus Fastback Dual Point driver ($299+), his goal was to help golfers square and close the clubface more easily through impact. The shape says it all, with less weight in the toe portion and more in the heel. The resulting effect is a shark-fin-shaped driver. Other features include a multilayered clubface and a graphite shaft codeveloped by Nicklaus and Fujikura. See golftipsmag.com/ezlinks for more.
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