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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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    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...

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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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    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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    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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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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    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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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    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...

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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...

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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...

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    2014 Gear Trials: What are the best clubs in golf?

    “What clubs should I buy?” is such a loaded question, but it’s something all golfers find themselves asking at some point. Ask 10 people their opinion on the best clubs in golf and you’ll get 10 different...

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    Wilson Staff reintroduces its classic 8802 putter

    The putter that has won more majors than any other is back. To celebrate its 100th anniversary as a company, Wilson Staff is reintroducing the classic 8802 putter. Although Wilson used the 8802 moniker earlier, the putter essentially...

    • Posted 21 days ago
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    Spotted: Ping G30 Driver

    Ping’s new G30 driver was spotted on the range at The Greenbrier Classic this morning. The G30 is Ping’s first G-series driver release since late 2012 when the highly acclaimed G25 started popping up on Tour. The...

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    Review: Miura PP-9003 Straight Neck Irons

    Pros: Miura’s buttery-feeling forged irons provide forgiveness without a lot of bulk and sacrifice nothing by way of visual appeal to achieve playability. Cons: The market is saturated with oversized irons that go farther than these. Most will agree...

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    Spotted: TaylorMade UDI (Ultimate Driving Iron)

    TaylorMade has released more new club models in 2014 than any year in recent memory, but it has been noticeably absent in the driving iron category. That changed this week when we spotted players testing TaylorMade’s new...

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    Review: Callaway Speed Regime SR3, SR2, SR1 Golf Balls

    Pros: Callaway’s Speed Regime line includes three tour-level golf balls (the SR-1, SR-2, and SR-3) matched to three segments of swing speeds: Moderate, Athletic, and Tour-Level. Each ball delivers distance, plenty of short game spin and the...

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    Bettinardi hosts 7th Social, 300 putters quickly find new homes

    A custom Bettinardi BB55 putter with hand-anodized fish graphics. A few limited-edition BB55′s were made for the social and every one of them had custom graphics. You don’t need a new putter, but you really, really want...

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    Mitsubishi unveils 2015 Diamana shaft lineup

    Few graphite shaft makers can claim the success of Mitsubishi Rayon’s Diamana shafts, which have been used to win more than 100 events on golf’s major professional tours since 2004. That makes it a big deal when the...

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    Spotted: Titleist 915D drivers

    About this time two years ago we saw the first photos of Titleist’s current drivers, the 913D2 and 913D3. It looks as though the company will stay true to that release cycle with its next-generation 915D2 and...

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    Custom Arrival: Bettinardi Atomic Stinger DASS Prototype

    From time to time, we like to spotlight some truly awesome custom clubs. This prototype putter from Bettinardi certainly fits the bill. It’s a variant of the putter that Fred Couples used to win the Champions Tour’s...

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    Review: Oakley Carbon Pro 2 Golf Shoes

    Pros: These offer the complete package: they’re comfortable, good-looking, unbelievably stable, totally waterproof and have great traction. No break-in period required, either. Cons: They’re $200 a pair and only available in three colors on Oakley’s site: white, ivory and...

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    Mitsubishi Rayon launches Fubuki J shafts

    Mitsubishi Rayon’s new Fubuki J was introduced to PGA Tour players this week at the FedEx St. Jude Classic, where three players including T3 finisher Matt Every put the new shaft in play in their drivers. The...

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    Cleveland Custom 588 Driver Explosive Distance Giveaway

    Driver giveaway? Does that mean a free driver? Yes, for three lucky participants, that’s exactly what it means. In its Explosive Distance Giveaway, Cleveland Golf is awarding a 588 Custom driver to three winners who will be...

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    Review: Taylormade SLDR Irons

    Pros: Classic looking irons with big forgiveness and hot faces that add distance through the set. Cons: The polished chrome finish looks great in the bag, but might be a little bright for some golfers at address. Bottom Line: These...

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    TaylorMade Spider 2.0 Putters Spotted

    Check out the photos of the TaylorMade Spider 2.0 in the gallery below that we spotted on the putting green at the FedEx St. Jude Classic, which include a new Daddy Long Legs, Spider Blade and Spider...

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    Latest patent filings: An adjustable golf ball and more

    It’s been a little more than a month since we last had a look at the major OEM’s patent filings. Last time we looked at designs from TaylorMade, Ping, Titleist, and Nike. In this installment, we have some...

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    Review: Clicgear Model 8 Pushcart

    Pros: Very stable. Easy rolling and handling. Dual front breaks operate with one lever. Folding and unfolding is as simple as it gets. More aggressive look than other push carts, eliminating “shopping cart” comparisons. Cons: Designed for...

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