November-December 2010

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

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TRAINING AIDS

Used by numerous PGA Tour pros, including major champions Padraig Harrington and Stewart Cink, SKLZ’ new easy-to-use Practice Pod Pro ($19.95) is designed to help golfers find the correct body position and direction of the golf swing. Features a three-rod alignment system to help golfers set up squarely, as well as hit draws and fades, and a shoulder-alignment mirror to help self-monitor proper positioning. SKLZ.com

The Floppy Indoor Golf Ball ($19) is made of a proprietary fill core, surrounded by a rubber shell and a hand-knit cover. It spins like a real golf ball with true feel and feedback. Safe to use and practice anywhere. Go on, just try to break a window! thefloppy.com

Tom Watson’s first ever instructional DVD, Tom Watson: Lessons of a Lifetime ($49.95), features three hours of content and represents the culmination of his more than 50 years in the game. The eight-time major championship winner shares lessons that he learned as a boy as well as those he gleaned from Jack Nicklaus, Lee Trevino and Sam Snead. The two-DVD set is available at tomwatsondvd.com, retail stores and pro shops or by calling (800) 993-5589.

Wear marks prematurely destroying your golf glove? The Grip Solid ($19.95) seeks to remedy that and other grip issues you might have. The thin, flexible rubber strap fits over your golf glove and ensures that you’ll hold the club in the proper position every time. Right-hand only. gripsolid.com

Can’t find the perfect tee height on the course? Try the TwistTee ($5.99/3-pack). The adjustable golf tee comes in two sizes (27/8-35/8 inches and 21⁄4-25⁄8 inches) and makes it easy to adjust tee height for any driver face. twistteegolf.com

APPAREL

As seen on Christina Kim and Carin Koch, Druh’s handmade leather and snakeskin belts ($100-$200) range in color from turquoise to pink and 15 different leathers from crocodile to ostrich. Buckles come in brushed nickel, polished silver or gold. druhbeltsandbuckles.com

The Olie Superlite Pullover ($100) from Sunice is the perfect choice when you need an extra layer without extra bulk or weight. The superlightweight ¼ zip pullover offers a poly/spandex blend that provides full freedom of movement. Available in Black/Shadow, Pure White/Royal, Midnight/Shadow and Charcoal/Lime. sunice.com

Etonic’s new, ultralightweight Stabilizer golf shoe ($150) is lined with “Outlast,” a NASA-engineered material that reduces heat and moisture inside the shoe by more than 40 percent. The upper is made from a microfiber material that reduces weight by 20 percent while providing a soft and supportive fit that doesn’t lose its shape. etonic.com.




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