Buyers Guide 2017: Callaway Steelhead XR Pro Irons

Callaway Steelhead Pro Irons are the newest addition to the XR family, and they combine a beautiful compact shape with playability and control in a sleek black PVD finish. The speed and distance of Steelhead Pro Irons are based on next- generation 360 Face Cup technology, which allows the edges of the ultra-thin face to Read more…

Buyers Guide 2017: Cobra F7 Fairway Metals & Hybrids

The Cobra F7 fairway and hybrid family utilizes the Baffler Rail System, first introduced in the brand’s original Baffler woods more than 40 years ago, blended with today’s front-to-back weighting systems for the perfect combination of personalization, distance, control and forgiveness from any lie. The F7 Fairways feature progressive rail heights strategically engineered to be shallower in Read more…

Buyers Guide 2017: Wilson Triton Driver

After some very minor USGA-required tweaks to its final design, the surprise winner of the Golf Channel’s “Driver vs. Driver” series is ready for prime time and getting good reviews as “the world’s most adjustable multi-piece driver,” featuring two interchangeable sole plates for optimal launch, spin and extraordinary distance. Wrote one online reviewer, “[I] hit Read more…

Buyers Guide 2017: Tour Edge Exotics XJ1 Driver

On sale toward the end of 2016, Tour Edge’s newest Exotics XJ1 driver boasts a combination of a 9-1-1 titanium chassis, Kevlar-Carbon crown and three Tungsten sole weights. This superior lightweight concept, combined with the most advanced ultra-light Air Speeder shafts, allows players with moderate swing speeds to generate maximum distance off the tee. The Read more…

Buyers Guide 2017: Ping G Series Clubs

Building on knowledge and drawing inspiration from sources as diverse as dragonfly wings and 18-wheelers, the Ping G series of drivers, fairway woods, hybrids and irons, again advancing speed, distance and forgiveness to new levels. This year PING went one step further, creating a new club category with the G Crossover, combining the best of hybrid and Read more…

Buyers Guide 2017: Titleist 917D Driver

Titleist’s latest 917D drivers are once again setting the standard for complete performance off the tee, providing maximum distance and forgiveness with precise adjustability to benefit dedicated golfers at every level of the game. Both 917D2 and 917D3 models are engineered with proprietary Active Recoil Channel 2.0 and SureFit CG technology, the result of an Read more…

Buyers Guide 2017: TaylorMade M1 Driver, Fairways & Hybrids

TaylorMade Golf has made a name for itself the past several years by reinventing its product lines. That makes its 2017 a bit unusual as the TaylorMade M1 family of metal woods line carry the same name as the 2016 line. The technology in the 2017 line, however, is different than the 2016 line, according to Read more…

Buyers Guide 2017: Cobra King F7 & F7+ Driver

Cobra is calling these new drivers its longest and smartest drivers to date. The Cobra King F7 and F7+ provide golfers with a choice between oversized performance or traditional shaping while delivering play-able distance and unmatched feel with extreme forgiveness. These models — as well as the KING LTD Black — boast the “Cobra Connect” Read more…

Buyers Guide 2017: Callaway Epic Sub Zero Driver

Callaway calls the new Great Big Bertha Epic Sub Zero Driver “a true paradigm shift in tour driver per-formance.” Its power is based on Callaway’s innovative new Jailbreak Technology, which fundamentally changes how the head and clubface behave at impact to deliver more ball speed and distance. At impact, a metalwood’s face flexes and the Read more…

PGA Merchandise Show 2017 Preview

All That’s New In Golf On The Way

When the first PGA Merchandise Show kicked off 64 years ago, the late Arnold Palmer was still an amateur, years away from his first major win and superstar, game-changing status. Ben Hogan was still winning tournaments and effecting another kind of change — the way the swing is studied and taught — even as he Read more…