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    Dick’s fires more than 500 PGA pros

    The strategy was always a risky one: Put a PGA pro at every Dick’s Sporting Goods location as a competitive advantage over online retailers. The company acknowledged yesterday that the approach hasn’t worked: Dick’s Sporting Goods has fired...

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    Cleveland releases limited-edition Tour Rack wedges

    Cleveland Golf has announced the release of its Tour Rack wedges, which are very limited-edition prototypes. How limited are we talking? Only 300 of each model were produced and they are only available at limited locations. Aesthetically,...

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    Review: Powerbilt Air Force One DFX Tour Black Driver

    Pros: The Powerbilt AFO DFX Tour Black driver offers some of the fastest ball speeds and most consistent smash factors we’ve seen in testing, all in a deep-faced design that frames the ball quite nicely. In addition,...

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    Top equipment stories from The Open Championship

    The Open Championship is always a fun week for players and fans because it’s different than any other major championship. Links golf allows for more shot-making creativity and requires more of a ground game than what we...

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    Callaway Big Bertha V Series Driver Hits USGA Conforming Club List

    This just in: There’s a new Callaway Big Bertha driver in the pipeline. From what we can tell from photos on the USGA Conforming Club List, the Big Bertha V Series drivers have adjustable hosels but not...

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    Lydia Ko’s Winning WITB

    Equipment is accurate as of the LPGA Marathon Classic (7/20/14). Driver: Callaway X2 Hot Pro (8.5 degrees) Shaft: Graphite Design AD-DI 5 R1-Flex (tipped 1 inch) Specs: Standard loft, Set to Draw 3 Wood: Callaway X2 Hot (15 degrees)...

    • Posted 3 days ago
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  • Rory McIlroy clubs
    Rory McIlroy’s Winning WITB

    Equipment is accurate as of The Open Championship (7/19/14).  Driver: Nike Covert Tour 2.0 (8.5 degrees) Shaft: Mitsubishi Rayon Kuro Kage Silver TiNi 70TX 3 Wood: Nike VR_S  Covert Prototype (15 degrees) Shaft: Fujikura Rombax Pro 95 (X-Flex) Driving Iron: Nike MM...

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    Review: Basileus Fiamma shaft

    Pros: The Basileus Fiamma is a gorgeously eye-catching shaft with design features that benefit a quick and compact swing. High modulus carbon materials make the shaft one of the smoothest I’ve had the opportunity to test. Cons: Due to...

    • Posted 6 days ago
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    The return of Loomis Golf shafts

    In 1992, Davis Love III installed Loomis Golf graphite shafts in his irons. The subsequent four wins on tour had competitors and aficionados scratching their heads and asking what exactly happened to DL3′s game? It turned out...

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    Cleveland Scoring Clinics: What you need to know

    You might have heard of Cleveland’s Scoring Clinics, which are taking place across the U.S. this summer to help golfers improve their wedge games. I was able to attend a Scoring Clinic at Haggin Oaks Golf Complex in...

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  • Oakley Sunglasses Review
    Review: Oakley Performance Golf Sunglasses

    Pros: Lightweight, comfortable sunglasses that meet the high standards in precision optics and impact resistance. They’re available in more than a dozen styles with Oakley’s golf-specific G30 iridium lenses and most styles are further customizable. Cons: They’re $110+ per...

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    Callaway leaks new Apex Driving Iron photos

    The British Open apparently has become the best week of the year for equipment companies to launch its new driving irons, and what better venue than a tournament where many players opt for a driving iron to...

    • Posted 8 days ago
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    Spotted: Mizuno’s new 2015 MP irons and wedges

    Photos of Mizuno’s new line of MP forged irons and wedges have been unveiled to the public via Mizuno’s Facebook page for The Open Championship. Mizuno didn’t reveal much about the new technology in its clubs, which look...

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    Latest patent filings: A driver with a spoiler, a removable club crown and more

    Once again, it’s time to take a look at patents major OEMs have filed for and been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office. In last month’s edition, we saw a microwavable golf ball and...

    • Posted 8 days ago
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    Review: Sunfish Animal Headcovers

    Pros: Sunfish’s head covers are 100 percent hand-knit in New Zealand, but you’d think they were hand sewn in your grandmother’s living room. With the look of sock puppets, these playful wool headcovers add more personality than...

    • Posted 8 days ago
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  • Colin Montgomerie equipment
    Colin Montgomerie’s Winning WITB

    Equipment is accurate as of the U.S. Senior Open (7/13/14). Driver: Callaway Big Bertha Alpha (9 degrees) 3 Wood: Callaway X2 Hot (15 degrees) Hybrid: Callaway X2 Hot Pro (19 degrees) Irons: Callaway Razr XF (4-PW) Wedges:...

    • Posted 8 days ago
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  • Mo Martin WITB
    Mo Martin’s Winning WITB

    Equipment is accurate as of the Ricoh Women’s British Open (7/13/14). Driver: TaylorMade R1 (10 degrees) Shaft: Fujikura Motore Speeder 569 (S-Flex) 3 Wood: Callaway X Hot (15 degrees) Shaft: Fujikura Motore Speeder VC 6.0 (S-Flex) 5...

    • Posted 8 days ago
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  • Bettinardi
    Custom Bettinardi putters at the 2014 MLB All-Star Game

    Batter up, Bettinardi! Bettinardi Golf teamed up with Excel Sports Management to customize putters for seven different baseball players who have been named as 2014 MLB All-Stars. The lucky gift-getters include Alex Gordon (Kansas City Royals), Clayton...

    • Posted 9 days ago
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    2014 Gear Trials: Best Players Irons

    So what are players irons? Historically, they’ve been forged, blade-like irons that better players tend to use, and we hate that definition. If we achieve anything with this list of golf’s best players irons, we hope to change...

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    TaylorMade releases Tour Preferred UDI (Ultimate Driving iron)

    TaylorMade’s new Tour Preferred UDI (Ultimate Driving Irons) are low-lofted, hollow-bodied long irons designed to launch the ball higher and with more ball speed than traditional long irons. “We designed the Tour Preferred UDI for players seeking...

    • Posted 10 days ago
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  • Brian Harmon clubs
    Brian Harman’s Winning WITB

    Equipment is accurate as of the Northern Trust Open (7/13/14). Driver: TaylorMade JetSpeed (9.5 Degrees) Shaft: Aldila Rogue 60X 3 Wood: TaylorMade JetSpeed (15 Degrees) Shaft: Aldila Tour Green 75TX 5 Wood: TaylorMade Burner TP (17.5 Degrees) Shaft: Fukijura...

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    Justin Rose’s Winning WITB

    Equipment is accurate as of the Scottish Open (7/13/14) Driver: TaylorMade SLDR 430 (10.5 degrees) Shaft: Matrix Ozik Black Tie 6M3 Setting: SLDR weight two clicks to fade 3 Wood: TaylorMade SLDR (16.5 degrees) Shaft: Matrix Ozik Black Tie...

    • Posted 11 days ago
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    2014 Gear Trials: Best Game-Improvement Irons

    Let’s start with the assumption that all golf equipment purchases are made by golfers who intend to improve their games. Why then does the golf industry use the label of “game improvement” to almost exclusively describe oversized...

    • Posted 13 days ago
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    Review: Garsen Putter Grips

    Pros: A new take on the traditional pistol-style putter grip. Design minimizes wrist breakdown and lays the foundation for a more consistent stroke. Solid construction, comparable to grips from major manufacturers. Cons: The necessary hand position may...

    • Posted 13 days ago
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    Designer Clay Long on TaylorMade’s new Tour Preferred wedges

    Three years ago, Clay Long, who is nothing short of a legend in the club-making industry, began working with TaylorMade on a new wedge project. If you haven’t heard of Clay Long, here’s what you need to...

    • Posted 14 days ago
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  • Vokey SM5 Indigo Wedges
    Vokey to release limited-edition SM5 Indigo wedges

    A limited-edition finish from Vokey puts a totally different spin on the wedge game blues. Starting July 16, golfers will be able to order certain Vokey SM5 wedges with the company’s Indigo PVD finish. Die-hard Vokey fans...

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    2014 Gear Trials: Best Drivers

    It all starts with the right questions. Ask a group of serious golfers what’s the best new driver, and you’ll get a long list of answers. But ask those same golfers what the best new driver is...

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    Scotty Cameron Opens “Gallery” Putting Studio in Southern California

    After rumors swirled about it last year, Scotty Cameron has officially opened a putting studio in Encinitas, Calif., which offers tour-style Scotty Cameron putter fittings to the public for the first time in the U.S. The Gallery...

    • Posted 15 days ago
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    Rory shows off new “MM Proto” 2 iron on Instagram

    Rory McIlroy showed off a new 2 iron, called the “MM Proto,” on Instagram as he prepares for the Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open this week. According to a Nike representative, the prototype iron represents a collaborative...

    • Posted 15 days ago
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    Review: Cobra Bio Cell Pro Driver

    Pros: The Cobra Bio Cell Pro has the lowest center of gravity of any Cobra driver, producing a low-spinning cannonball off the tee. It’s one of the best options for high-speed golfers who need to get their...

    • Posted 15 days ago
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    Review: Kikkor Selects Golf Shoes

    Pros: Lightweight, stylish and durable, the Kikkor Selects are an excellent casual golf shoe for the money at $120 MSRP. Color schemes range from straightforward white or black to some more adventurous blue, black-and yellow and red...

    • Posted 16 days ago
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    Arccos: The real time shot-tracking system for your phone

    Professional golfers have all kinds of systems and tools for tracking their performance so they can identify their strengths and weaknesses and work on improvements. For the amateur golfer, there really was no such tool a few...

    • Posted 16 days ago
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    Review: Edel Wedges

    Pros: Edel wedges are offered in eight different grinds. Whether your swing is steep, shallow or in between, Edel has a sole to match it. The center of gravity on each wedge is located closer to the toe...

    • Posted 17 days ago
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    Angel Cabrera’s Winning WITB

    Equipment is accurate as of The Greenbrier Classic (6/30/14). Driver: Ping G30 (9 degrees) Shaft: Aldila Rogue 80X Length: 45.25 inches (tipped 1 inch) Swingweight: D4 3 Wood: Ping G30 (14.5 degrees with 13.5 degrees of actual loft) Shaft: Aldila RIP...

    • Posted 18 days ago
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    2014 Gear Trials: Best Hybrids

    In nearly every golfer’s bag, there’s a yardage gap between two irons that’s a little closer together than it should be. It’s most common in the long irons, where golfers often hit two different clubs almost the...

    • Posted 20 days ago
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    2014 Gear Trials: Best Fairway Woods

    What are the best fairway woods in golf? That question is more difficult to answer than other club categories, such as drivers and irons, because of all the different ways golfers use their fairway woods. Some players...

    • Posted 20 days ago
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  • Callaway X2 Hot, X2 Hot+ and Supersoft review
    Review: Callaway X2 Hot, X2 Hot+ and Supersoft Golf Balls

    Pros: The X2 Hot and X2 Hot+ provide the distance you’d expect from a distance ball, but offer a softer feel and more spin on short irons. The Supersoft is well-rounded and the softest ball in Callaway’s...

    • Posted 21 days ago
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    Review: Ping G30 Driver

    Pros: More forgiving and lower spinning than Ping’s G25 driver. The turbulators (ridges on the front of the crown) actually work, creating an average of about 1 mph more clubhead speed in our testing. Cons: The new adapter...

    • Posted 21 days ago
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    Ping G30 Drivers, Fairway Woods, Hybrids and Irons

    G30 Drivers No matter where a golf equipment manufacturer places the center of gravity in its latest driver, one thing is true; modern driver heads aren’t very aerodynamic objects. Ping’s new G30 driver doesn’t change that, but...

    • Posted 21 days ago
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