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WRX Spotlight: PuttView’s: The Book

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Product: PuttView’s: The Book

Pitch: From PuttView: “The best yardage and green maps in golf. Every detail of ‘The Book’ was designed to help you save a shot under the most critical tournament situations. PuttView’s technology and attention to detail results in the most accurate book allowable under the Rules of Golf.”

Our take on PuttView’s: The Book

When it comes to yardage and green maps, there are quite a few options on the market, but when it comes to detail, layout and practicality, PuttView’s ‘The Book’ is certainly up there with the best.

The new yardage and green books were created by PuttView’s founder Christoph Pregizer, and have burst on to the scene since last summer. Working with Phil Kenyon, arguably the best putting coach in the world, PuttView’s books have taken his knowledge and combined it with top of the range technology that will aid all golfers.

The Book offers green maps for more than 8,000 courses and yardage books for 30,000+ layouts worldwide. Each book provides two views of each green, including an easy-to-read thermal image that uses color to quickly allow players to see ridges in greens and possible hole locations.

The detailed view supports green-reading with arrows and contours shown at the maximum level allowed within the rules of golf, in design to help players quickly process information to make more putts.

Speaking on ‘The Book’, Christoph Pregizer, PuttView’s founder and managing director said

“Our team worked tirelessly to create a yardage book and greens map that would set a new industry standard, and we did it.The early success we’ve seen at the amateur, collegiate and professional levels has been gratifying, but this is just the beginning. We believe ‘The Book’ will become golf’s most popular yardage book and greens map for the game’s most serious players.”

The Books feature images and distance (in yards) for both carry and runout, penalty to penalty width, tee to fairway and fairway to green elevation change to make sure you are removed of any doubt before striking your next shot on the course.

The yardage information also features fairway arrows when slope exceeds 4 percent, carry and runout distances, elevation change and distance rings.

The fully USGA legal books measure 6.5″x 3.75″ are printed on high quality waterproof paper and fit perfectly inside a traditional yardage book cover. 

“I’ve been involved with PuttView over the last four years, and I’ve really come to trust their expertise and know-how. When they approached me to get involved with the book project, I had absolutely no reservations. Alongside their cutting edge technology and using my experience as a Tour coach, I believe we have put together the most detailed yardage book that is available on the market.” – Phil Kenyon

The books cost $49 for both the yardage and green map and $29 should you only want the yardage book.

At the price, and with the technology and information provided, as well as the influence from one of the world’s best putting coaches – PuttView’s ‘The Book’ is certainly worth checking out for any serious golfers looking for an extra edge out on the course.

Check out the books here at www.PuttViewBooks.com.

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Gianni is the Assistant Editor at GolfWRX. He can be contacted at [email protected] Follow him on Twitter @giannimosquito

3 Comments

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  1. Daniel

    Feb 16, 2021 at 10:48 pm

    Good write-up Gianni. Just bought one for my club and am looking forward to trying it out!

  2. JimLovesGolf

    Feb 11, 2021 at 5:14 pm

    These are better and cheaper than strackaline.

  3. Jerry

    Feb 11, 2021 at 7:00 am

    Book reading. Walking endlessly around a putt. Aimpoint. Miss a 4 footer. Spend 5 minutes. Priceless!!

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Jordan Spieth WITB 2021 (April)

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Jordan Spieth what’s in the bag accurate as of the Valero Texas Open.

Driver: Titleist TSi3 (10 degrees)
Shaft: Fujikura Ventus Blue 6 X

3-wood: Titleist TS2 (15 degrees)
Shaft: Fujikura Ventus Blue 7 X

Hybrid: Titleist 818 H2 (21 degrees)
Shaft: Graphite Design Tour AD DI 95 X Hybrid

Irons: Titleist T100 (4-9)
Shafts: True Temper Project X 6.5

Wedges: Titleist Vokey Design SM8 (46-10F, 52-08F, 56-10S), Vokey Proto (60-T)
Shafts: True Temper Project X 6.0 (6.5 in 46)

 

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Putter: Scotty Cameron Circle T 009
Grip: SuperStroke Traxion Flatso 1.0

Grips: SuperStroke S-Tech

Ball: Titleist Pro V1x

 

 

 

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Equipment rewind: A deep dive into the Cleveland HiBore driver legacy

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I have always been fascinated by product development, specifically the development of unconventional products. Now in the world of golf clubs, one of the most unconventional designs ever introduced was the Cleveland HiBore driver, which during its lifespan, experienced tremendous success through a number of generations, including the HiBore XL, XLS, and finally, the Monster XLS, which, as you may remember, hid the acronym “MOI” on the sole, alluding to its massive level of forgiveness.

As a golfer, I played the original HiBore, along with the XL Tour for a period of time and was always curious about the story behind the “scooped out crown.” In a search for answers, I reached out to Cleveland-Srixon to get the lowdown on the HiBore and discuss where it sits in the pantheon of drivers.

Ryan Barath: Considering how engineers are continuing to do everything they can to increase MOI and push the center of gravity low and deep in driver heads, it feels like the original HiBore and the subsequent models were well ahead of their time from a design perspective. 

It makes logical sense the best way to save weight from the crown is to make the crown “disappear” compared to traditionally shaped drivers, am I correct in assuming that?

Cleveland design team: You nailed it.

At the time of the HiBore, there were really only two solutions to create a low and deep center of gravity:

    1. Make the crown lighter – by either replacing the crown with a lighter-weight material such as a graphite composite or magnesium or by thinning out the material on the crown. Thinner crowns were possible thanks to advances in casting technology and using etching techniques to remove material.
    2. Make the driver shallower – this change in geometry created a very forgiving low profile design, but the downside to this was that you ended up with a very small face that looked intimidating compared to the larger-faced drivers on the market.

The HiBore took a new approach and inverted the crown geometry so that all the crown weight was moved lower. By inverting the crown the HiBore design allowed for a very long and flat sole, therefore there was space in the head that was really low and deep to put the weight.

The HiBore was really the first driver to eliminate, or nearly eliminate the tapered skirt. Almost every modern driver in the market is inspired by the HiBore in that respect. It was a two-part solution where we lowered the weight of the crown and simultaneously created a low/deep location to put any extra mass.

The lower and deeper CG of the HiBore improved launch conditions significantly, but also made the driver much more consistent across the entire face. The deep CG increased MOI resulting in tighter dispersion since the sweet spot was in the center of the face. Misses both low and high performed exceptionally as opposed to having a small hot spot high on the face.

RB: In every conversation I have ever had with engineers, there is always this give-and-take mentality from a design perspective to get to the final iteration. Was there anything that was given up or sacrificed for overall performance with this design?

Cleveland design team: The hardest part about the HiBore design was the sound. Prior to the HiBore, internal ribbing in a hollow golf club head was nearly unheard of. To make the HiBore sound acceptable, we had to design a ribbing structure to control the sound and design an entirely new manufacturing process to produce those internal ribs. To this day, most drivers include some form of internal ribbing to control sound or improve ball speed and that ribbing technology can be traced back to the HiBore.

In terms of tradeoffs, the major one was the low spin nature of the driver made it more difficult for low spin players to use. If a golfer is already low spin, this club would be too low and drives would just fall out of the air. Low spin golfers tend to be low spin because they hit the ball high on the face. Since we lowered the sweet spot, a high face impact was further from the sweet spot so ball speed fell as compared to a higher CG driver. Fortunately for us, in that era most golfers were fighting too much spin or way too much spin, this wasn’t a real issue.

RB: Do you have any final words on the HiBore drivers and the legacy they have left behind?

Cleveland design team: We are very proud of the HiBore driver family and the success it had at the time, but we are also proud of its legacy.

In the same way that you can trace nearly every modern band back to the Beatles or Led Zeppelin, you can trace nearly every modern driver back to HiBore either through the internal structure that is prolific across modern drivers, or the long, flat sole that is a must-have in a high-performance driver.

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Coolest thing for sale in the GolfWRX Classifieds (04/03/21): Tiger Woods spec’d irons

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At GolfWRX, we love golf, plain and simple.

We are a community of like-minded individuals who all experience and express our enjoyment of 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, including equipment or, in this case, a sweet set of irons!

Currently, in our GolfWRX buy/sell/trade (BST) forum, there is a listing for Tiger Woods spec’d TaylorMade P7TW irons, or as they are also known: the GOAT irons.

To check out the full listing in our BST forum, head through the link: TaylorMade P7TW **TIGER SPECS* 3-PW

This is the most impressive current listing 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.

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