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Finally! Under Armour’s golf shoes are available for pre-sale

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After what seems like forever, Under Armour’s “Jordan Spieth” golf shoes, which are officially called Men’s UA Drive One Golf Shoes, are finally available for pre-sale along with two other models.

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UA Drive One Golf Shoes ($199.99)

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The Drive One shoes that the world’s No. 1-ranked golfer has made popular are now available for pre-order in three colorways (sizes 8-13) and are set to ship on May 5 if you order now.

According to Under Armour, they have an “outdry” waterproof and microfiber upper, carbon heel counter locks for stability, “Micro G” foam cushion, an extra-wide outsole for flexibility and Champ Zarma Tour spikes with Spike-Lok technology.

There are also two other models of Under Armour golf shoes available for pre-order.

UA Tempo Hybrid ($159.99)

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The UA Temp Hybrid golf shoes are made from water-resistant leather, have “Charged Cushioning” for support and energy transfer, a built-in “rubber bumper” to prevent twisting and toe drag, and rubber traction pods on their soles for grip.

They’re available in three colorways (sizes 6.5 – 16) and are set to ship April 4 if you order now.

UA Tempo Tour ($219.99)

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The Tempo Tour golf shoes are made from full-grain leather with a waterproof membrane, a “charged cushioning” midsole for support and energy transfer, a TPU (thermoplastic urethane) wrap to stabilize the heel and Champ Zarma Tour spikes with Spike-Lok technology.

They’re available in three colorways (sizes 6.5-16) and are set to ship on April 4 if you order now. Click here to see a 360-degree view of the UA Tempo Tours.

See more on Under Armour’s website and ordering information.

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He played on the Hawaii Pacific University Men's Golf team and earned a Masters degree in Communications. He also played college golf at Rutgers University, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism.

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  1. LB

    May 20, 2016 at 8:49 am

    I had the tempo hybrids but sent them back. The leather started cracking after 3 rounds. At first the tongue was uncomfortable but soon softened. Great looking shoes just not built to last. Back to FJ for me.

  2. Tom

    Mar 24, 2016 at 5:46 pm

    I work in golf shoe sales and we received our shipment last week. Everyone in department agrees that theses shoes are not good. They are too heavy, too rigid and are narrow to say the least. Better of going with Adidas or Ecco.

    • Aaron

      Mar 28, 2016 at 3:42 pm

      Too Narrow and you are suggesting going with Adidas???? I am an E width and going a half size up was just fine, as far as rigidity the soles are constructed this way for a reason (look more into the product) got my Temp Tours last week and have played 2 rounds on them….I’m very satisfied from a comfort and performance standpoint
      I’m a 1 handicap and play 3-5 times per week

      as far as price for those commenting below….name a manufacturer whose top end shoe is much less than UA

  3. Scott

    Mar 24, 2016 at 9:03 am

    I bought the Drive Ones last year. I was really hesitant given the price point but they are above and beyond the best shoes I’ve ever worn. They provide comfort and stability and what I find to be most important during the summer months, breathability. Not to mention, I was putting new spikes in them last week and it hit me how little wear they showed. I highly recommend them. UA makes great products.

  4. Busty McGoo

    Mar 23, 2016 at 1:07 pm

    If they are anything like they’re every day tennis shoes, they will poorly constructed, with poor engineering that results in the most uncomfortable shoe I’ve ever worn.

    The prices for golf shoes are laughable, especially these. The markup from the sweatshop must be over 1000%. And they want to grow the game to the middle and lower classes. ROFL.

    • John

      Mar 24, 2016 at 1:44 pm

      They’re not. They’re extremely comfortable. At least mine last year’s limited batch are.

  5. insider

    Mar 22, 2016 at 4:12 pm

    footjoy has shoes $200+, UA comes out with a $200 shoe, everyone looses their minds………

  6. nat

    Mar 22, 2016 at 2:54 pm

    https://www.underarmour.com/en-us/footwear/golf?iid=banner

    They have them at the $159 price pt as well. I like the gravel-colored lifestyle play.

  7. Ricky Hoffman

    Mar 22, 2016 at 1:58 pm

    Shoes are ugly

  8. Weekend Duffer

    Mar 21, 2016 at 10:12 pm

    Really is a rich man’s game.

  9. john

    Mar 21, 2016 at 9:25 pm

    i wonder why they don’t have PIVIX Champ spikes like jordan uses in his?

  10. RAT

    Mar 21, 2016 at 8:40 pm

    Nice looking but – cost too much!!!!

    • Ryan k

      Mar 22, 2016 at 5:33 am

      Agreed. I’d love to try these but price is a but steep for UA first go round. Also need more colors. While I do love black golf shoes one can only have so many and I’m not a fan of white. Too dirty too quickly in my neck of the woods.

    • Stan Lea

      Mar 22, 2016 at 11:53 am

      Agreed on price. The premier shoe seems about right but a water resistant spikeless for $160?! No thanks, I’ll take my water proof guarenteed shoe

      • Michal

        Mar 22, 2016 at 9:33 pm

        yet the ecco spikeless are 225 and are not waterproof. ill take under armour

    • Marco

      Mar 23, 2016 at 7:27 am

      To much?! In Switzerland the price will be $330, thats what i call to much!!

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Ben Hogan adds GS53 MAX driver to lineup

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Ben Hogan golf is throwing its Hogan flat cap into the ring and entering the MAX driver-category with the introduction of the all-new 460cc GS53 MAX driver.

The GS53 MAX creates extra forgiveness, thanks in part to its multi-material construction and a 22-percent larger and 11-percent taller face than the current GS53. For those that love the original GS53, don’t worry it will continue to remain in the line, with the new MAX being a line extension for those looking to get extra help on shots missed around the face.

The driver is constructed from 4 distinct pieces

  • Carbon composite crown to reduce mass around the top of the driver’s head and to push more mass low to increase MOI.
  • Forged face for precision, and ball speed
  • Titanium soleplate with perimeter mass
  • Tungsten weight at the rear of the sole to further increase MOI and help increase launch while reducing spin.

Thanks in part to the weight savings from the crown, the titanium soleplate has more mass positioned away from the face and around the edges to increase the stability of the head, and to acoustically tune the driver for a solid sound at impact.

“The combination of the lightweight composite crown and tungsten sole weight allows us to position the Center of Mass so that we maximize launch while decreasing the amount of ball spin. This provides a higher ball flight, especially for players who don’t have Tour-caliber clubhead speeds for increased carry and roll out. “
– Scott White, CEO, Ben Hogan Golf Company.

The GS53 MAX driver will initially be available right-handed and come in lofts of 9° and 10.5°. It will be adjustable using their proprietary hosel adjustment system known as “flight control”, which offers the ability to add or decrease loft by 1° and lie angle all while never having to worry about realigning the shaft/grip.

The last part of the driver puzzle is the shafts options and to increase the value to consumers the GS53 MAX comes with the choice of three premium aftermarket shafts including:

  • Project X HZRDUS Smoke Black for golfers seeking a lower trajectory
  • Mitsubishi Chemical Tensei CK Blue for golfers seeking a mid trajectory
  • UST Mamiya Helium for those seeking a higher trajectory

Price, specs, and availability 

Thanks to Ben Hogan Golf’s direct-to-consumer model, the new 460cc GS53 MAX, is available starting today fior $355.00 with the choice of the 3 premium shaft options.

For more information on other Ben Hogan clubs including fairway woods, hybrids, irons, wedges, and putters or to purchase the GS53 MAX Driver visit www.benhogangolf.com.

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U.S. retail golf equipment sales exceed record $1 billion mark

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This summer, golf saw a surge in business as states emerged from COVID lockdown and equipment sales is one of the areas that has been booming.

On Wednesday, Golf Datatech, an industry research firm, announced that U.S. retail golf equipment sales surpassed the $1 billion mark for the third quarter – which is the first time sales have reached $1 billion for July, August and September.

That figure also represents the second-highest quarter ($1.013 billion in Q2, 2008) of all-time, and per Golf Datatech, golf equipment sales for 2020 are up a whopping 42% over the same period in 2019.

Speaking on the incredible surge in equipment sales, John Krzynowek, Partner, Golf Datatech, LLC, said

“The story keeps getting better as golf continues to surge coming out of the shutdown, and Q3 equipment sales suggests that 2020 will likely end up positive for the entire year. Year-to-date sales for total equipment are now up 0.2% compared to 2019, and considering the size of the hole created by the shutdown in April and May this recovery has been nothing short of remarkable. While the US economy will not enjoy a ‘V Shaped Recovery’ in 2020, if golf continues on this trajectory we will be there soon.”

Per the company, the best selling items for September were golf bags at +19% and wedges at +18%, while golf shoes were +2%.

Overall, the golf club category was +0.9% for the month, with balls and gloves trending slightly lower at -2.7%. Krzynowek also revealed that rounds played was another area with surging numbers:

“These month-over-month sales records are unlike anything we’ve ever seen since Golf Datatech started tracking performance data in 1997. Our Rounds Played data also shows similar record-breaking growth over the past several months, which is a strong indication that avid golfers and newcomers alike are driving the sport to new levels right now.”

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‘Play a big driver. Why not big irons?’ – GolfWRXers discuss

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In our forums, our members have been discussing the case for big irons. WRXer ‘2Down’ plays a Ping G410+ driver and has recently put Ping’s G710 irons in the bag, saying:

“Wondered how many play a large headed driver and play a draw or fade off the tee but when they pull an iron it’s some blade size thing so they can “work” the ball.

Recently I put G710 in the bag and answered my question for myself. They feel different for sure, but I am quickly adapting to only bringing the putter with me to the green.”

Our members have been discussing the combination in our forums.

Here are a few posts from the thread, but make sure to check out the entire discussion and have your say at the link below.

  • Itsjustagame: “Personal preference but big irons tend to have more bounce, more offset and wider soles some or all of which may not suit a particular player.”
  • Fairway14: “Driver is played from a lie with the ball sitting on a tee, irons are played from a variety of lie types.”
  • J13: “They don’t really make “big” irons for players. Most have offset low CG for high launch, and super strong lofts.”
  • LeoLeo99: “I love my big irons. G400. Best I’ve ever used.”

Entire Thread: “Play a big driver. Why not big irons?”

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