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It’s here! The 2013 GolfWRX Holiday Gift Guide

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There are two things all golfers say.

  1. “I should have gone lower.”
  2. “Golf would be easier [or more fun] if I had insert blank.”

For our 2013 GolfWRX Holiday Gift Guide, we’ve searched far and wide to find the golf gear that will help golfers shoot lower scores and have more fun. We’ve broken our gift guide into three categories – stocking stuffers ($60 or less), game changers ($220 or less) and big-ticket items ($329 and up).

Whether you’re buying for yourself or someone else this holiday season, these gifts will not disappoint. Below is the latest and greatest golf gear currently available; gifts that are sure to brighten up even the worst day at the course.

Stocking stuffers: $60 or less

 

Ferrari golf gloves ($50): Few golfers can afford to pull up to course in a Ferrari. But thanks to Cobra-Puma’s partnership with the Italian carmaker, golfers will now have the option to rev up their style with Ferrari golf apparel. The full lineup includes clothing, footwear and accessories. There’s even a driver, but don’t get too excited — it goes for about $2000. We recommend Ferrari golf gloves. They are handcrafted from premium cabretta leather and are available in your choice of white, black and a natural color (the one we like) for $50. Sure, that’s a lot to pay for a golf glove, but it smells like the inside of an Enzo. What golf glove has that? FIND THEM AT: trendygolfusa.com

Rocket Tour Headcovers (Around $30 each): Retro is in, and Rocket Tour makes some of the coolest retro knit headcovers. They come in pom pom, tassel and argyle designs and are also available for putters.  The Victory Stripe is new to the line and retails for $35. With 10 different color options, you’re bound to find the right one to match the bag. FIND THEM AT: rockettour.com

Sligo golf belts ($60): Golf belts used to come in three colors: black, brown and (for young, skinny golfers) white. But a new trend has emerged in golf fashion that has caught on with even the most conservative dressers — matching the belt to the shirt or pants. For some reason, wearing a red or blue belt with a similarly colored pair of pants or shirt doesn’t cause the same amount of eye rolling as a white belt. And there’s a bonus: they’re a lot easier to keep clean. We recommend Sligo’s golf belts, which are available in a variety of colors to match even the most colorful wardrobes. FIND THEM AT: fairwaystyles.com

Tin Cup Personalized Golf Ball Markers ($10 to $20): These aren’t the ball markers you’re thinking of. Tin Cup makes “markers” that fit over a golf ball and allow golfers to add their own personalized logo with a fine-tipped permanent marker. They offer a large variety, including college logos. FIND THEM AT: tin-cup.com

Game Changers ($220 or less)

Ashworth Cardiff Mesh Spikless Golf Shoes ($120): Ashworth’s Cardiff golf shoes are some of the most comfortable, durable and good looking spikeless golf shoes you can buy. They also have pretty good traction — just ask four-time PGA Tour winner Justin Rose. The Cardiff’s nine different colorways offer classic looks that are appropriate for the office or the course. Three of those models are constructed from a lightweight, mesh material that’s perfect for the next warm-weather golf vacation. The Cardiffs come with a two-year waterproof warranty, making them a foolproof holiday gift at $120. FIND THEM AT: ashworthgolf.com

Cleveland 588 RTX CB Satin Chrome Wedges ($120): Cleveland’s 588 RTX Wedges combine the classic design of the 588 wedge with laser-milled Tour Zip Grooves grooves that are 16 percent larger than previous models and feature a directionally milled face pattern that Cleveland calls “Rotex” for maximum spin around the greens. We recommend the slightly more playable CB model in a Satin finish, which is available in even lofts 48 through 60 for righties and lefties. FIND THEM AT: tgw.com

If you’re looking for a more unique wedge idea, check out Cleveland’s My Custom Wedge where you can create a totally custom design. If you choose the RTG model, Cleveland will even let you specifiy one of their four custom grinds for a $30 upcharge.

GolfSense ($130): GolfSense uses small, lightweight motion sensors to measure a golfer’s swing plane, clubhead speed, tempo, hand speed, swing length, hip rotation and wrist release. To use it, all a golfer has to do is slip the unit over the clasp of their glove, calibrate it and swing. GolfSense then transmits the swing data via Bluetooth to a free application available for download for all Android and iOS devices. At $130, GolfSense is cheaper than the price of some 1-hour lessons. It won’t replace a teaching professional, but it will deepen a golfer’s understanding of his or her swing. Special: Through November 30, save 20 percent by using the code GWRX25 at checkout. FIND IT AT: golfsense.com

Ecco Biom Hybrid Golf Shoe ($190): Ecco’s “Street Premiere” spikeless golf shoe started the sans-spikes golf shoe revolution when Fred Couples sported a pair sans-socks at the 2010 Masters. Fast-forward two years and Ecco’s spikeless golf shoes have been worn by countless players on Tour, including Matt Kuchar who wore Ecco’s latest version, the Biom Hybrid, during his win at The Players Championship in 2012. The Bioms are make of breathable Yak leather, making them comfortable with or without socks. FIND THEM AT: tgw.com

Adidas Golf Climaproof Storm Superfast Jacket ($220): Adidas’ Golf Climaproof Storm Superfast Jacket has waterproof protection that lasts up to the pressure and submersion of 20,000 mm. That means this breathable, waterproof jacket will keep a golfer dry in even the worst wet-weather conditions. It has fully sealed seams and two front pockets with waterproof zippers, yet it’s extremely flexible thanks to four-way stretch inserts. It’s comes with a three-year waterproof warranty and is available in white, black and aquatic. FIND IT AT: taylormadegolf.com

Big-Ticket Items ($329 and up):

Cobra ZL Encore Driver ($399): Although the Cobra ZL Encore Driver was released in 2012, it will stay in the company’s 2013 lineup thanks to its solid performance and popularity with tour players like Ian Poulter and Jonas Blixt. The driver was originally released in white and black, but it was also released in red this fall. It’s carbon-fiber construction makes it a low-spinning, high-launching canon. It also adjusts to three different face angles — square, open and closed — that will help golfers fine tune their ball flight. The ZL Encore is available in 8.5, 9.5, 10.5 and 11.5 lofts for right-handed golfers (9.5 and 10.5 only for lefties) and comes stock with a Fujikura Motore F1 or F3 shaft (Lite, Regular, Stiff and X-Stiff Flexes). FIND IT IN RED. FIND IT IN WHITE. FIND IT IN BLACK. 

Club Glove Last Bag XL ($329): The Club Glove XL is the most popular travel bag in professional golf. It fits golf bags up to 10.5 inches and accommodates drivers as long as 47 inches. The Last Bag XL also has extra thick foam padding on the top of the bag, as well as internal security straps to keep golf clubs damage free. It’s water resistant, lightweight for its size (12 lbs.) and features high-quality handles and wheels that make toting it around less of a chore. It’s available in 17 different color options and comes with Club Glove’s lifetime warranty against manufacturers defects and workmanship during normal travel usage. If you’re buying a gift for a golfer who likes to travel, this is the one.  FIND IT AT: tgw.com

2013 Ping Anser Forged Irons ($1449 and up): Ping’s Anser Forged irons are the result of the company’s quest to make the ultimate iron. Not only are the Anser Forged irons stunning to look at, they’re packed with technology that makes them much more forgiving than their compact shape indicates. The long irons are designed to launch high and fly straight, while the short irons offer a penetrating trajectory that helps with distance control. They’re the priciest item on this list, but golfers will be looking long and hard before they find a more highly engineered set of forged cavity backs. FIND THEM AT: tgw.com

TaylorMade RocketBladez Irons ($799 — 4-AW w/steel shafts): TaylorMade RocketBladez are the iron adaptation of the company’s popular lineup of woods from last year, RocketBallz. Thanks to a “Speed Slot” in the sole, RocketBladez are more forgiving than previous TaylorMade irons, especially on thin shots. RocketBladez offer faster ball speeds and a higher trajectory than previous TaylorMade irons, which means more distance and a softer landing on the greens. They’re not forged, which gives them a louder sound at impact than some golf equipment purists prefer. But if a golfer wants to hit his or her irons higher, further and straighter these clubs will do that for them. FIND THEM AT: tgw.com

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  1. Jessica

    Nov 18, 2013 at 2:12 pm

    Hey guys! I emailed the people at Zepp.com, and they fixed the code so it should work now 🙂

    They replied: Thank you for bringing this matter to us. We have fixed the issue and the discount code should work now.

  2. Tom McCarthy

    Nov 28, 2012 at 11:40 pm

    What? No book reviews?

    Give some love to ‘The Complete Hogan’ by Jim McLean and Tom McCarthy!

  3. Carlos Rosario

    Nov 28, 2012 at 9:21 pm

    Can’t use the code with GolfSense either.

  4. Robert Christenson

    Nov 28, 2012 at 11:46 am

    Anyone able to successfully use the discount code for the GolfSense item?

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Golf 101: 5 Tips to building your golf bag with CH3 (+ Charles Howell III WITB)

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I think at this point it’s safe to say that Charles Howell III is the adopted son and patron saint of WRX.

Not only is he a member of the site and visits regularly, but he’s also an avid club nerd and tester. I’ve become friends with CH3 over the past couple of years and have had some fun gear geek sessions with him. Want to know the coolest thing of all? He’s still as passionate and curious about gear as we are and not just Titleist (who he is on staff with) he’s curious about it all.

So who better to ask about how to build a great golf bag than with a man who knows it, does, and plays for his livelihood week in and week out?

These are 5 Charles Howell III golden nuggets that any golfer can learn from—and oh yeah, his take on the future is spot on.

Rule #1: Stability over speed no matter what

“Even for the guys on tour, stabilizing the clubface is paramount to good driving. One of the reasons I love testing shafts so often is to see if there is that magic combo of speed and control. However, the stability of the clubhead and shaft have to be there—I could find a combo that’s 20 yards longer, but if it’s something I can’t control, it doesn’t have a place in my bag. Extra yardage is fun until it isn’t.”

Rule #2: Find wedges that can do it all

“I chose the Vokey SM8 M Grind in the 56 and 60, because as the grind spectrum goes, they fall dead in the middle for me but everyone is different. I discovered that finding a middle ground grind wise solves the “different wedges for different grass problems” some players find themselves in. Even at Augusta, there was more Bermuda sticking out than normal which made shots from behind 15 different for example a little trickier. Not only are you chipping back towards a downslope with water behind, but it’s also now into the grain. Knowing I had wedges to combat either scenario made it that much easier. As a player, you have to put all the grinds through the paces and see what one checks off the most boxes. It might be something you never considered.”

Rule #3 Forgiveness looks different for every player

“Iron set makeups have changed so much in recent years. Pay attention to the soles when choosing your irons, even in the longer irons. It would be easy to think that bigger heads wider soles would be a no-brainer to hit, but to be honest, it’s not that simple. Sometimes finding a sole that will help the club get in and out of the ground easily will get you that center contact you were looking for. Although guys on tour may choose beefier long irons, it’s pretty rare to find one with a really wide sole. Soles that large encourage a player to try and sweep it off the turf which is counter-intuitive with an iron in your hand. When getting fit, pay attention to attack angles and center contact with your longer clubs; you may find that thinner soles help you more than anything else.”

Rule #4 Enjoy the process of learning and testing

“Obviously playing for a living gives me the advantage of testing a ton of stuff, but it’s just as fun doing the research at home (online) and understanding what certain equipment can do and the idea behind it. I still rely on testing as much as I can to see what works but it’s the pursuit of knowledge that keeps it all fresh week in and week out. Technology is so good these days but like anything you have to ask questions, look around try some stuff and then make a decision. Remember it’s your golf bag, take some pride in demanding that every inch of it works for you.

Eyes on the future…

“I think as we go down this Bryson/distance chase, the ultimate result on tour will be a lot of two driver bags. Look at it this way, having a 47-inch driver for long bombs, and a 44.5 inch for tighter drives, and a 4-wood isn’t all that hard to imagine. Players can tweak lofts in the irons and wedges easily to adjust to gapping. It’s not rocket science, and I don’t think we are that far from seeing multiple players on tour doing it that way.”

Charles Howell III WITB

Driver: Titleist TSI3 (10.5 degrees, A1 SureFit setting)

Shaft: Graphite Design Tour AD XC 6 TX

3-wood: Ping G425 LST (14.5 degrees)

Shaft: Fujikura Atmos Black Tour Spec 8 X

7-wood: Ping G425 Max (20.5 degrees @20)

Shaft: Fujikura Atmos Black Tour Spec 9 X

Irons: Titleist T100 (4-6) 620 MB (7-9)

Shafts: Project X LZ 6.5 (hard stepped)

Wedges: Titleist Vokey Design SM8 (48-10F @47, 52-12F, 56-08M, 60-08M)

Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400

Putter: Scotty Cameron 009M

Ball: Titleist Pro V1

Grips: Golf Pride Tour Velvet Align

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GolfWRX Classifieds (12/3/20): Mavrik SubZero, rare Scotty Cameron, Wilson Staff

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At GolfWRX, we love golf equipment plain and simple

We are a community of like-minded individuals that all experience and express our enjoyment for the game in many ways. It’s that sense of community that drives day-to-day interactions in the forums on topics that range from best driver to what marker you use to mark your ball, it even allows us to share another thing – the equipment itself.

One of the best ways to enjoy equipment is to experiment and whether you are looking to buy-sell-or trade (as the name suggests) you can find almost anything in the GolfWRX BST Forum. From one-off custom Scotty Cameron Circle T putters, to iron sets, wedges, and barely hit drivers, you can find it all in our constantly updated marketplace.

These are some of the latest cool finds from the GolfWRX BST, and if you are curious about the rules to participate in the BST Forum you can check them out here: GolfWRX BST Rules

Member CLRMTgolfer – Wilson Staff forged combo set

This is one extremely nice custom combo set of irons from Wilson golf – from blades, all the way to the Staff utility, this set has everything you need for shotmaking.

To see the full listing and additional pictures check out the link here: Wilson staff iron set

Member EHSgolf1 – Callaway Mavrik SubZero driver

Your chance to get an almost new Callaway Mavrik SubZero for less than new price!

To see the full listing and additional pictures check out the link here: Callaway SubZero

Member Champ 2430 – Scotty Cameron Timeless longneck prototype

As they say “if you know you know” and this rare Scotty Cameron Prototype longneck is a thing of beauty – the only thing is I really hope you have a big golfing budget.

To see the full listing and additional pictures check out the link here: Rare longneck Cameron

Remember that you can always browse the GolfWRX Classifieds any time here in our forums: GolfWRX Classifieds

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Adidas X Vice Golf launch The Vice Golf Shoe by Adidas

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Adidas has teamed up with Vice Golf to launch the new Vice Golf Shoe inspired from off the course which includes a dozen Vice Pro Drip Lime x Adidas golf balls.

The Vice Golf Shoe from Adidas contains ultraboost and a signature lime-green colorway to accent the designs for life both on and off the golf course. The shoe features a camouflage pattern in gray and white on the top of the shoe, while a brand-new drip pattern decorates the boost material at the bottom.

The shoe features branding “discoverables”, such as a subtle Vice logo on the tongue of the shoe while a collab logo is celebrated within. The company’s motto “Embrace Your Vice” runs down the spine of the heel, while another Vice logo lives underneath the 3-stripe caging on the inside of the foot.

If golfers want a brighter color pop, the alternate neon lime laces give that option.

“Based in Bavaria like Adidas, we have always looked up to this global ambassador and brand that has made big moves in both the golf and footwear in recent years. It is a great honor to finally present the result of 22 months of work with tears of happiness when the final pair of shoes arrived” – Vice Golf founder and CEO Ingo Duellmann

In addition to the shoe, the packaging of the Vice Golf Shoe by Adidas is made to look, feel and act exactly like their signature golf ball packages. 

The bottom of the box is wrapped in a neon lime camouflage pattern, and the top cover features the exact, embossed Vice logo colored in neon lime drip pattern as seen and felt on the brand’s golf ball packaging. The connection continues after lifting the lid and discovering an actual box of Vice Pro Drip Lime golf balls, with Adidas logos, sitting in its own compartment.

The Vice Golf Shoe from Adidas (plus one dozen Vice Pro Drip Lime X Adidas golf balls) costs $219.95 and is available to purchase from December 7, 2020, 11 AM EST at ViceGolf.com.

 

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