March 2010

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

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Champ’s high-tech Stinger 3 soft spikes ($13/box of 18) were designed with a wear indicator that tells you when you need to replace them. The putting green-friendly, nonclogging spikes also come with spring-flex traction that provide optimum gripping ability.

The edgy, full-framed Lust from Tifosi ($40-60) can be worn on and off the course. Features hydrophilic rubber temples and nose pieces that ensure a secure fit. Choose from one of seven frame colors (Sagewood shown). Available with standard polycarbonate, polarized or Smore Polarized Fototec lenses. Fits small to medium faces.

Never be disorganized again! The Golf Garage Organizer comes in a double ($299) and single ($199) version, and makes it easy to store your bags, shoes, clubs and gear. Comes as a sturdy three-shelf organization center. Minor assembly required.

Think your clubs feel too light? One of the culprits might be your grip. Winn has addressed that for 2010. Its WinnLite Grip subtracts nearly 50 percent of the weight from a typical grip. Weighing only 25 grams (as opposed to 50 grams on a typical grip), the lighter WinnLite grips make it easier to feel the increased swing weight. Available in firm, medium and soft models. Jumbo pistol putter series (62 grams) available, too.

Burner SuperFast

R9 SuperTri

TaylorMade has two new drivers, the Burner SuperFast and R9 SuperTri. What’s the diff?

The 460cc SuperFast ($299) weighs 14 grams less than the ’07 Burner, and features a bulge-and-roll design for more forgiveness on off-center hits. With a clubface that’s 14% larger than the Burner ’09, it’s easier to make square contact (the Burner measures 46.5 inches). Features the popular Dual-Crown technology. Comes in fairway wood and rescue models, too.

The R9 SuperTri ($399) combines the Flight Control Technology (FCT) and Moveable Weight Technology (MWT) that made last season’s R9 such a hit, but for the first time, it’s in a 460cc version. (The original came in a 420cc design.) How did they do it? Through clever use of the company’s Ultra-Thin Wall technology and a lighter FCT sleeve. Comes in four lofts and five flexes.


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