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    Review: TaylorMade Tour Preferred UDI (Ultimate Driving Iron)

    Pros: Not your grandfather’s (or even your father’s) driving iron. Effortless launch, long distance and a surprising amount of forgiveness. Cons: While more forgiving than expected, these driving irons are for the better golfer and if forgiveness on mishits...

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  • Mizuno MP-15 and MP-H5 irons
    Mizuno MP-H5, MP-15 irons and MP-T5 wedges

    For decades, better players have fawned over Mizuno’s MP line of forged irons, while mid-to-high handicappers covered their eyes, but still looked through the creases in their fingers. The new MP-H5 and MP-15 irons still don’t invite...

    • Posted 31 days ago
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    Spotted: Titleist 915 Fairway Woods and Hybrids

    Titleist’s new 915 fairway woods and hybrids were spotted today at the 2014 WGC-Bridgestone Invitational at Firestone CC, just one month after the Titleist 915D drivers were spotted on tour at the Quicken Loans National. Titleist is mum on...

    • Posted 31 days ago
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    Spotted: Callaway Big Bertha V Series Driver

    Just last week, the Callaway Big Bertha V Series driver was added to the USGA conforming list. Today, we spotted the driver on tour at the 2014 WGC-Bridgestone Invitational. As expected from the initial photos that surfaced,...

    • Posted 31 days ago
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    Spotted: Nike “MM Proto” Irons

    Earlier this month, Rory McIlroy posted a picture of a Nike’s new “MM Proto” 2 iron on Instagram that, according to a Nike representative, was a collaborative effort between McIlroy, Tiger Woods and club engineers at The Oven....

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    Tim Clark’s Winning WITB

    Equipment is accurate as of the RBC Canadian Open (7/27/14). Driver: Titleist 913D3 (9.5 degrees) Shaft: Accra M4-55 Tour Proto 3 Wood: Titleist 913F.d (18 degrees adjusted to 16.75 degrees) Shaft: Fujikura Motore Speeder VC 7.2 Tour Spec 5...

    • Posted 32 days ago
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    Princess Mary Superal’s Winning WITB: U.S. Girls’ Junior Amateur

    Equipment is accurate as of the U.S. Girls’ Junior Amateur (7/25/14). Driver: Tour Stage X-Drive 707 (9.5 degrees) Fairway Woods: Ping G25 (3 and 4 Woods) Hybrids: Ping G25 (20 and 23 degrees) Irons: Ping i25 (5-SW)...

    • Posted 33 days ago
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    Will Zalatoris’ Winning WITB: U.S. Junior Amateur

    Equipment is accurate as of the U.S. Junior Amateur Championship (7/25/14). Driver: Titleist 913D3 (8.5 degrees) Shaft: Mitsubishi Rayon Diamana D+ Series 3 Wood: Titleist 913 F.d Low-Spin (15 degrees) Shaft: Fujikura Motore F3 Hybrid: Titleist 913H...

    • Posted 33 days ago
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    GolfTEC’s My Pro To Go offers personalized swing analysis, instruction

    In the ever-expanding market for golf improvement apps, one newcomer off to a solid start is My Pro To Go. The video-based mobile app was launched in 2012 by golf instruction provider GolfTEC and the Sports Illustrated...

    • Posted 35 days ago
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  • IronShafts
    2014 Iron shaft shootout: Top-rated steel and graphite iron shafts get put to the test

    Iron shafts are the forgotten younger sibling of the golf shaft family. Where’s the love? Most of the avid golfers we see in our shop will spend hours combing WRX forums, reading various reviews, asking questions and...

    • Posted 36 days ago
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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,...

    • Posted 38 days ago
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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,...

    • Posted 38 days ago
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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...

    • Posted 39 days ago
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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...

    • Posted 39 days ago
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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 39 days ago
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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 42 days ago
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  • Loomis golf shafts
    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...

    • Posted 42 days ago
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  • Cleveland Scoring Clinic
    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...

    • Posted 43 days ago
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    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...

    • Posted 44 days ago
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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 44 days ago
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  • Mizuno MP-15
    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...

    • Posted 44 days ago
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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 44 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 44 days ago
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    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 44 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 44 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 45 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 46 days ago
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    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...

    • Posted 47 days ago
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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 47 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 49 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 49 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 50 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...

    • Posted 50 days ago
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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 51 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 51 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 51 days ago
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