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  • Matrix TPHDe shaft

    Matrix TPHDe shafts

    Matrix’s new TPHDe shafts use the latest materials in a new construction that can improve ball speed, feel and stability, according to the company. Like its predecessor, Matrix’s TPHD shaft, the TPHEe uses exotic materials such as...

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  • Bubba Watson Oakley Spotlight

    Bubba being Bubba meets Oakley being Oakley

    There might not be a more interesting golfer on the PGA Tour than Bubba Watson, and it’s nothing he tries to hide. He’s the longest driver on the PGA Tour, which comes with its own level of...

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    TaylorMade launches SLDR Mini

    TaylorMade is betting that bigger is better with the SLDR MiniDriver, its newest metalwood that blends the forgiveness of a driver with the versatility of a fairway woods. “The general premise is based on how our tour...

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  • Tiger woods surgery back masters

    Tiger Woods has back surgery, will miss Masters

    Tiger Woods announced on his website that he has undergone back surgery and will miss this year’s Masters. The surgery, called a microdiscectomy, was performed Monday in Park City, Utah, by neurosurgeon Charles Rich to relieve a...

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    Nike releases three limited-edition Masters golf shoes

    Now is the time of the year when things start turning green in the golf world. Many golf courses across the Midwest and Northeast are finally shedding the remnants of the winter’s snow, and with Masters week...

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  • Tiger WD Bay Hill

    Tiger WD’s at Bay Hill, Masters chances look slim

    Defending champion Tiger Woods withdrew from the Arnold Palmer Invitational late Tuesday, citing a back injury that has plagued the golfer since he withdrew from the Honda Classic on March 2. “I personally called Arnold today to...

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  • Ping 2014 Karsten Hybrid Iron Set

    Ping 2014 Karsten Hybrid-Iron Set

    It goes without saying that golfers enjoy the game more when they’re playing their best. When they’re not playing their best… well, they’re probably not having as much fun. Ping’s new Karsten hybrid-iron set is designed to...

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  • Cobra Bio Cell Masters Driver

    Cobra unveils Masters-inspired Bio Cell Driver

    Cobra’s Bio Cell driver is already available in six different colors, but for a limited time it will be available in seven. Just like last year, the company has added Masters-themed aesthetics to its latest driver. For...

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  • TaylorMade SLDR MiniDriver White

    TaylorMade “MiniDriver” hits USGA Conforming List

    TaylorMade’s much rumored SLDR “MiniDriver” has finally made its way onto the USGA List of Conforming Club Heads. The club, which is expected to be unveiled around the time of The Masters, is listed with a loft of...

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  • TaylorMade Speed Police

    TaylorMade launches “Speed Police” commercial with officers Day, Garcia, Rose and Johnson

    TaylorMade’s will debut its new “Speed Police” ad campaign today during the Round 1 of the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship, which features string-puppet versions of Jason Day, Sergio Garcia, Justin Rose and Dustin Johnson as officers on...

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  • Graphite Irons shafts

    Should your next set of irons have graphite shafts?

    The days of steel-shafted irons are numbered. That’s what golfers are hearing from graphite shaft makers, who after many years of trial and error have created a new crop of products that are breaking down the perception...

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  • Ernie Els prototype Adams XTD irons

    Els switches to Adams XTD Tour irons

    When well-known golfers make a move to a new equipment sponsor, prototype clubs often follow. Take, for example, the recent signings of Rickie Fowler by Cobra-Puma Golf and Rory McIlroy by Nike Golf. In his first year...

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  • TaylorMade PROJECT (a) golf balls

    TaylorMade Project (a) golf balls

    In most ways, amateurs need their golf balls to perform like the premium balls used by professional golfers. With the driver, for example, most amateurs prefer the low-spin performance that is typical of a multi-piece tour ball...

    • Posted 72 days ago
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  • Titleist 2014 NXT Tour golf balls

    Titleist 2014 NXT Tour, NXT Tour S, Velocity and DT Solo Golf Balls

    Ninety-five percent of the time, golfers who are fit for a Titleist golf ball will be told that the best ball for them is either the company’s Pro V1 or Pro V1X. That’s because the Pro V1...

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    Titleist Vokey SM5 Wedges

    Titleist’s new Vokey SM5 wedges offer golfers more tour-preferred grind and bounce options, as well as more spin from their larger third-generation Spin Milled grooves. The new “TX3″ grooves have a 7-percent larger groove volume in two...

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  • Fujikura Pro Shafts

    Fujikura Pro Series Shafts

    Fujikura’s new “Pro” shafts are mid-launch, low-spin shafts that are designed to help golfers hit the ball farther by improving the “kick speed” they get from their shafts. Jeremy Butler, Fujikura’s director of sales, said the company’s...

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  • Maxfli U6, U6X and U6 LC

    MaxFli adds two new U6 golf balls, the U6 LC and U6X, to its line

    Last year, Maxfli turned heads in the golf industry with the introduction of the its U6 golf ball, the first-ever six-piece design to hit retail shelves. The idea behind the ball was a good one: to offer...

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    Review: Bettinardi BB55 Putter

    Pros: The BB55 feels very stable and smooth during the stroke. The three sight lines and bulbous side panels nicely frame the ball at address. Counter-balanced model available. Cons: For an aluminum putter it actually feels pretty good,...

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    Review: Bettinardi 2014 BB Series Putters

    Pros: 100% milled, with a very soft feel at impact. The Hyper-Honeycomb face finish is stunning, and is a nice modern touch to these classic putters. Cons: They’re expensive ($299), and only come in one head weight (353...

    • Posted 92 days ago
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  • Callaway Big Bertha Fairway Woods

    Callaway Big Bertha Fairway Woods

    Like Callaway’s Big Bertha drivers, the Big Bertha fairway woods offer golfers several firsts in a Callaway club. For one, they’re the first Callaway fairway woods to combine the company’s Hyper Speed Face Cup technology with an...

    • Posted 95 days ago
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  • Cleveland 588 Custom Driver

    Cleveland 588 Custom Driver, Fairway Woods and Hybrids

    Cleveland Golf’s new 588 Custom driver <<< See Full Review Here >>> is more adjustable than the company’s recently released 588 Altitude driver, and has more weight positioned lower in the head to raise launch angle and...

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  • Callaway signs Manassero

    Callaway signs Matteo Manassero

    Callaway Golf has signed four-time European Tour winner Matteo Manassero to its Tour Staff. Manassero, 20, is the 43rd-ranked golfer in the Official World Golf Rankings (OWGR). He made himself known to the golf world as a...

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    Ping i25 irons

    Golfers who use Ping irons can usually describe their equipment needs with a single letter. “G” Series golfers, such as those who use Ping’s G25 irons, don’t mind larger-sized irons with more forgiveness that help them hit...

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    Ping 2014 Rapture Fairway Wood

    The design of Ping’s newest fairway wood started with a simple question among the design team: “How can we make the hottest fairway wood out there?” The result, Ping’s Rapture fairway wood, is a 219-cubic-centimeter titanium fairway...

    • Posted 105 days ago
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    Ping i25 Driver, Fairway Woods and Hybrids

    i25 Driver Ping’s new i25 driver has a center of gravity that is more forward than the company’s G25 driver to help golfers reduce spin on their tee shots. But discussion about the i25’s engineering feats will...

    • Posted 105 days ago
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  • TaylorMade SLDR 430 driver

    TaylorMade to release SLDR 430 driver

    TaylorMade has announced the release of a 30-cubic-centimeter smaller version of its popular SLDR driver, the SLDR 430. The much-anticipated driver, available on Dec. 20 for $399, will be offered in three lofts: 9.5, 10.5 and 12...

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    Callaway SR-1, SR-2 and SR-3 golf balls

    If a golfer doesn’t have the swing speed of a tour pro, are they really going to get the most out of a tour-level golf ball? According to Dave Bartels, senior director of R&D for Callaway golf...

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    Rose adds TaylorMade Tour Preferred irons to his bag

    Justin Rose posted a photo on Twitter today of the mixed set of TaylorMade’s soon-to-be-released Tour Preferred irons that he plans to use at the Nedbank Challenge in South Africa this week. Rose won the 2013 U.S. Open using...

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    Callaway Big Bertha and Big Bertha Alpha drivers

    Callaway’s new Big Bertha and Big Bertha Alpha are the company’s most adjustable drivers to date. They use multi-material constructions and two distinct moveable weight systems to offer golfers an unrivaled amount of control over their launch...

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  • True Temper XP 95

    True Temper releases lighter, longer XP family of shafts

    Most golfers are familiar with the advantages of today’s game-improvement irons, which are helping golfers hit the ball higher and farther than ever before. But fewer are aware of the latest crop of  lightweight “game-improvement” shafts, which...

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