June 2010

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

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Louisville’s SMART ProB.E. ($309-$339) features an enlarged pear-shaped clubhead that was developed with the feedback of a four-time PGA Tour champ, and is the perfect kind of throwback club for anyone who thinks metal woods just don’t cut it. The 250cc clubhead comes in an 11° version. Available in five flexes (R, S, X, A, L) and graphite and steel shafts. louisvillegolf.com

New from Tiger Shark, the Pressure Zone grips ($7.50/each) feature Modified Taper Technology, which essentially means these grips don’t taper down as much as standard grips. They actually stop tapering midway through the grip, which both alleviates excessive tension in the upper hand and also provides added control for the lower hand. Other cool features include SuperStroke LITE Tech (the grip only weighs 40 grams) and a SyntheTac material for exceptional gripping, water wicking and shock absorption. tigersharkgolf.com

The new V1 Golf iPhone app ($9.99) is the only mobile swing software that allows you to compare your swing (in a side-by-side comparison) to a pro’s. Developed by the makers of V1 Pro, golf’s most popular video-analysis software, users can capture and e-mail their swing to a golf instructor for professional analysis. Video drill library available, too. For more information, visit the iTunes app store.

Three perfect clubs for the u.s. open

The weighting scheme of PING’s i15 3-wood ($229) actually has a fade bias. Perfect for better players who want to manipulate their trajectory and hit a variety of shots…and fairways. Comes in three lofts (14°, 15.5°, 18.5°) with PING TFC 700 or UST Mamiya AXIVCore graphite shafts. pinggolf.com

It’s the world’s first adjustable-face wedge! With the TaylorMade TP xFT wedge ($129), you can replace worn-out grooves with a brand-new face, or alternate between aggressive and nonaggressive grooves. Perfect to escape what will be long Pebble Beach rough. Available in six lofts (52°-64°) with DG steel shafts. taylormadegolf.com

The finely crafted Cameron Studio Select putters ($325) from Titleist are milled from high-grade stainless steel and feature two fixed heel and toe weights for even better stability at impact. Their great feel and weight will help contenders get the ball rolling the exact right distance on Pebble’s greens. Eight models available. titleist.com


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