May 2012

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

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The new lightweight Raylor ($99-$149) sunglasses from Adidas feature a lens shape that's optimized for golf with wraparound protection that fits easily with caps and visors. Comes in six colors and two different sizes and a double-snap nose pad for the perfect fit.

Two new lightweight models have debuted from Tifosi. Called SEEK and SEEK FC ($50-$90), they both have an adjustable hydraulic rubber temple and nose pad for a custom fit. Both fit small to medium-sized faces and are molded from a flexible material called Grilamid TR-90. Comes in many color schemes. Available with GT lens, which is made specifically for our sport.

The slick, light and unisex Jetty ($214-$224) shades from Kaenon feature tall temples and a rectangular shape. When we slipped these frames on, they blocked out mucho light and were easy on our eyes in the SoCal sun. We'll chalk that up to the SR-91 polarized lenses, which have the optical clarity of glass, but the light weight and durability of a polycarbonate. As seen on Pat Perez and Sophie Gustafson. Told you they were unisexy.

Ecco's Street line is already worn by dozens of top Tour stars, including Freddy Couples. Now the game's first hybrid sport-casual shoe, called Street Luxe ($180) comes in a reptile print for 2012, delivering maximum breathability and a casual aesthetic while looking pretty darn cool. Includes a second skin lining that's extremely breathable and moisture-wicking and an outsole with nearly 100 molded traction bars to help you grip in all conditions.

Originally introduced in 1950, the Samba ($100) became a global sensation, worn by soccer players and slackers alike. Now Adidas has introduced a spiked version for golf. We tried them back in December, and based on the number of people who came up to us asking, "Where did you get those shoes?" these could be a real hit. Look for a limited-edition line inspired by this year's four majors, too.

The new, water-resistant TRUE phx ($99) is the first shoe with a sneaker profile offered by TRUE linkswear. It's also their first product at a price point of less than $100. The phx looks and feels like a low-to-the-ground sneaker and has added game-enhancement benefits like a leather upper, 3D mesh lining, memory-foam heel, Ergo-fit Insole, ErgoTraction 2.0 Outsole and Anti-Slip Rubber Sole. Four color combos available.

Yet another throwback-shoe offering for 2012 is the Puma Roma ($100). Features a leather upper and a cushioned midsole for arch support and comfort. The rubber outsole reminds us of our school days—let's hope we play as well in these as we used to. Comes in four styles.

Cool, thin, breathable and comfortable. Oh, and stylish. Swiftwick socks ($10-$13) have made a splash on the PGA Tour and should be making their way onto your feet, as well. They come in short and long lengths and many different styles. You might never go back to another sock once you put these comfy feet huggers on.


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