Monday, March 2, 2009
The latest in golf equipment, instruction, training aids, apparel & more
The high-performance football glove company, Cutters, has expanded into golf with a striking lineup that employs the company’s C-Tack material in the palm, thumb and fingers. The Cabretta purists in us scoffed at first, but we were pleasantly surprised at how well these gloves performed. Available in a wide variety of sizes and color patterns, Cutter gloves not only provide top-notch performance, but also give you the opportunity to make a fashion statement on the tee box. Visit www.golftipsmag.com/ezlinks.
Dixon Golf has taken “going for the green” to a whole new level with the first earth-friendly golf ball. The “Earth” golf ball ($39/dozen) is a two-piece model made entirely of reusable materials (so it can be recycled). The company even has a trade-in program where old balls can be exchanged for new ones at a highly discounted price. Visit www.golftipsmag.com/ezlinks.
Who said you need a clubfitting studio to reap the benefits of Doppler technology? The Radar ($299), powered by Zelocity, is a hand-sized Doppler radar that measures ball velocity, carry and total distance. It also stores up to 100 swings at a time. Setup is a breeze, and it operates on an ordinary 9-volt battery. Simply take it with you to the range, and you’ll have accurate readings on every shot from wedge to driver. Sounds impressive, doesn’t it? We think so. Visit www.golftipsmag.com/ezlinks.
I Am Tiger Woods
If you’ve always wanted to hit the ball like Tiger, now is your chance. The new Tiger Woods PGA Tour ’09 All-Play from EA Sports gives you the full Tiger experience, including training sessions with his coach, Hank Haney, who helps you not only hone your swing but also tune your clubs. Plus, for the video game-challenged, there’s an all-new control system that makes it easy to use your Wii remote. Other features include party game mode, Club Tuner, performance coach and online simultaneous play. Visit www.golftipsmag.com/ezlinks.
Return to Sender
With The Net Return ($495), golfers can practice full shots with practically any club, just about anywhere. Made of commercial-grade polyester netting and aluminum (hitting mat included), The Net Return also can work with any instructional software program for a more enhanced practice session. Comes with a 90-day warranty. Visit www.golftipsmag.com/ezlinks.
Now you can get an assortment of Tour-proven Golf Pride grips (DD2, New Decade Multi-Compound, Tour Velvet and Tour Wrap) laser-engraved to your personal specifications. The personalized grip kit ($60) comes with everything you need to regrip your clubs at home or to drop off at your local club repair shop, including grip tape, grip solvent, vise grip and instructional video. Visit www.golftipsmag.com/ezlinks.
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