2011 Buyer’s Guide Shoes

2011's new kicks will help you rip it

This year’s golf shoe offerings are a diverse bunch, to say the least. From street-wear shoes that bring to mind skate culture, to spikeless shoes that piggyback the barefoot-running trend, 2011 may well be remembered as the year that golf shoes really broke the mold.

2011 Buyer’s Guide Accessories

Golf equipment isn't just clubs and balls

While it’s true that most of your playing time is spent sizing up a shot and hitting it, to become a better player, you need more than just the latest clubs, shafts and balls.

2011 Buyer’s Guide Balls

There's a golf ball for every type of player

This year, golf balls fall within a wide price range, from the highly affordable Top-Flite D2+ series ($16/dozen) to the premium Dixon Fire balls ($75/dozen).

2011 Buyer’s Guide Drivers

Absence of weight is the next big trend in drivers. Is it right for you?

If you think about it, we’ve seen some extraordinary advances in driver technology in the last few years. And no, we aren’t talking the transitions we’ve made from wood to metal, or even metal to carbon.

2011 Buyer’s Guide Grips

The grip is the most important part of the golf club

Probably the most unsung and underrated component, the grip is actually the most important feature of any club.

2011 Buyer’s Guide Irons

If you want to score your best, start with the right set of irons

When it comes to playing your best golf, better iron play is the key to making the most out of longer drives and setting yourself up for shorter putts.

2011 Buyer’s Guide Putters

Find the flatstick that works for you

Knock it stiff, then knock it in. Sounds easy, but it’s not. Find the flatstick that will make it easier for you.

2011 Buyer’s Guide Shafts

Is the shaft really the engine of the club?

Want to know the fastest way to improve your game? Replace all those stock shafts with a top-of-the-line graphite or steel offering.

2011 Buyer’s Guide Wedges

The most versatile clubs in your bag

No matter how good you get at this finicky game, on occasion, the golf course will win, and you’ll find yourself in the deep rough, off the green, in the sand or worse.

2011 Buyer’s Guide Woods

Woods and hybrids are a breeze to hit

By now, you probably carry at least two fairway woods and a hybrid in your bag. Some golfers carry more hybrids or even swap out their irons with iron-woods.