Clubfitting 101

There's more than one way to get perfectly fitted clubs

It’s easy to envy PGA Tour pros__Ò especially ones who win tournaments and earn big prize money. Not only do they get to play great courses, but they receive the royal treatment wherever they go.

What’s Hot In 2010

An insider's look at some of the hot new stuff for 2010

The WORD from Nate Radcliffe, metalwoods development manager in Cleveland’s R&D division: The rules of the modern game govern energy transfer, stability and other key design variables, but historically the weight and balance point of the golf club have been governed more by available technologies than by the rule books.

Sneak Peek 2010

Curious to see what lies ahead in 2010? Here's a sneak peek at some (not all!) of the product offerings coming soon to a pro shop near you.

The first five-layer golf ball, TaylorMade’s Penta TP combines the best characteristics of the company’s TP Red and Black balls.

Health Tip: Stay Focused!

What are several PGA Tour players drinking during their rounds? Find out right here.

Staying hydrated on the golf course is important_Ê if you want to stay physically and mentally strong for the entire round.

We Tried It

GPS Units Put to the Test

At first we struggled to upload courses onto the Swami by Izzo Golf because we’re on a Mac, and the Swami is only PC compatible.

The Most Important Piece Of Equipment You Carry Is Not In Your Bag

Fueling your body for optimal performance on the fairways

From the outside golf seems like a relaxing game, people walking around enjoying a nice day outdoors… And because of this perception some people do not consider golfers to be “true” athletes. In fact golfers themselves rarely prepare themselves like athletes.

No Train, No Gain

If you think you?re too good for training aids, think again

We editors have spent countless hours on the practice tee at PGA Tour events, and have watched dozens of pros use training aids in their practice routines. (In fact, some Tour players believe in them so much that they either own a part of the company or are more than happy to endorse them.) Golf training aids are the real deal, and the old stigma that they make a complicated game even more difficult is long gone. If you need proof, just check out the following pages. You’ll see several models that the best players in the world use.

Showcase: Ping i-Series

If there’s one person to whom we can attribute the amazing advancements we’ve witnessed in golf equipment over the last 40-plus years, Karsten Solheim is the man. His knack for pioneering new designs inspired an entire golf industry to follow in his footsteps, with various equipment manufacturers constantly trying to outdo one another with technological advancements.

Find Your Sphere

Choosing the right golf ball for your game can make all the difference

Even golf magazine editors sometimes need to see things for ourselves. Throughout the year, we’re inundated with countless “golf ball test results,” indicating the performance benefits of one ball versus another. We admit there are real differences between golf ball categories—we don’t dispute that. But we’re also clever enough to understand that no two golf ball tests are exactly alike. In fact, they’re all done under different conditions, with different clubs, swing speeds, launch conditions, weather types and a bunch of other variables that are hard to quantify.

Find Your Fit

Everybody should get their clubs fitted, right? Two GT editors test that theory out. Read how their experience can help you.

For a while, it seemed as though getting your clubs custom fit was reserved for Tour players and those who take their golf game extra-seriously. But now, custom fitting is made available to everyone, thanks to a new era of golf clubs that feature all kinds of equipment geared for various types of golfers. Also, clubfitting has exploded beyond simple tape measurements and basic shaft flexes.

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