April 2007

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

Now Playing: PING Redwood PING putters dominated golf for much of the ’70s and ’80s with putter designs like the Anser that set the standard for all heel-toe-weighted models that followed. In recent years, PING’s engineers have continued to develop new concepts and technologies, which have included extreme MOI mallets as well as a variety Read more…

Training Aids

A plethora of training aids are available today to help improve various elements of the golf swing. From building golf muscles to learning the proper swing plane to adding flexibility, it’s all covered, even putting.

Cleat Central

Before you rush out and spend more than $100 on a new pair of golf shoes, first consider the condition your current spikes are in. Odds are, your golf shoes are poised to last for several seasons, but in the alternative-cleat era, polymer, rubber and plastic cleats require replacement at twice a year to keep your shoes performing how they were intended to.

Showcase: Cosmic Spheres

When Wayne Levi collected his winner’s check for the 1982 Hawaiian Open, little was made of his 11-under score. Rather, Levi retains the dubious distinction for being the first golfer to win a PGA Tour event using a colored golf ball. And not just any colored ball–an optic orange Wilson Pro Staff colored ball.

Showcase: Square Dancing

Just when you thought you’d seen everything! Two different golf equipment companies have created two similar, yet different drivers that feature a radical new approach to the most popular golf club in the bag. Of course, it’s not the first time we’ve witnessed a makeover for the big stick. In the last 50 years, we’ve seen the transformation from 180cc to 460cc clubheads, persimmon to steel, steel to titanium and most recently, titanium to mixed-carbon materials.

Sneak Peak 2007

The hottest and most exciting new sticks for the New Year


February-March 2007

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

Now Playing: Skycaddie SG4 Have you ever wanted every course you’ve played (and are going to play) at your fingertips? Now you can, thanks to the all-new SkyCaddie SG4 ($349), the most state-of-the-art SkyCaddie yet. Featuring a sleek new design, the SG4 features SkyGolf’s patented IntelliGreen technology, enabling golfers to measure the full depth and Read more…

Wedge Secrets

Wear Marks Revealed

Recently, one of my students came to me with a curious question. “Doc,” he said, “why do I hit it off the toe with my wedges, but not with other clubs?” We were on the practice tee, so I had him take out his wedge (pictured) and show it to me. He was right. He’d been hitting it off the toe so much that the clubface had started to wear down.

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