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.

July-August 2009

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

Four New Adjustable Drivers Nike’s Dymo STR8-FIT ($399) gives you eight different ballflight options (three open positions that minimize hooks, two neutral positions that optimize launch angle and three closed positions that minimize slices). It features a 460cc head and a UST Proforce AXIV Core shaft (in five flexes), and comes in either a square Read more…

Showcase: Milled Putters

One of the most beautiful pieces of golf equipment is the putter. In fact, a finely crafted milled putter is often considered a work of art among golf club aficionados.

June 2009

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

Never Compromise’s new NCX-Ray putter line features one of the most radical faces we’ve ever seen. Not only does it boast a striking red dual-density insert, it also uses something called Suspended Face Technology (SFT). SFT features embedded ribs in a soft composite. The result? Reduced vibration at impact and just the right feel that Read more…

Showcase: Ping Irons

If you started playing golf any time between ’82 and ’91, chances are

you cut your teeth on PING’s iconic EYE2 irons. EYE2 was the first

game-improvement design that all types of players could embrace,

including better amateurs and touring professionals. Because of this,

as well as its unique look and feel, the EYE2 became what’s generally

considered the best-selling iron of all time.

May 2009

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

The latest in golf equipment, instruction, training aids, apparel & more Now Playing: TAYLORMADE R9 TaylorMade has a real knack for changing things up, and we mean that in a literal sense. In 2004, with the introduction of the r7, TaylorMade made it possible to adjust the weighting of a driver with a series of Read more…

Showcase: The Anti-Irons

The latest game-improvement offerings

Irons today are nothing like they were just a few years ago. That’s a good thing because iron technology hasn’t exactly had such an easy time keeping up with the meteoric rise in driver, wood and putter designs. However, the latest leaps in iron technology have been huge, with numerous models featuring more game improving technology than we’ve ever seen.

Hot Sticks ’09

The hottest new golf gear for 2009

Designed to provide a combination of ultra-high performance with traditional looks and feel, the Tour Preferred irons from TaylorMade are a great choice for the demanding player. Features include a Tour-configured sole, a shallow, undercut cavity, vibration-management sound badge and TM’s Inverted Cone Technology for enhanced distance and forgiveness.

March-April 2009

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

Now Playing: Cleveland Niblick Who said you can’t have it all? The new Niblick ($110) from Cleveland Golf combines the playability of a wedge, putter, iron and hybrid—all in one. Dubbed “the original short-iron hybrid,” the Niblick is a useful tool for executing tough shots from around the green, including the rough, hardpan or sand. Read more…

Showcase: Big Guns

A close look at for exciting new drivers

As 2009 has already arrived, it’s time to think about adding some new artillery to your golf bag. If you’re like most players, the driver is the one club you really get excited about, and fortunately, there are a number of innovative and exciting designs available in the new year. If you’re a fan of unique geometric shapes, you’ll want to check out Callaway’s new FTiQ driver, as well as Cleveland’s latest rendition of the HiBORE, the Monster XLS.

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