Posts Tagged ‘golf clubs’

Ben Hogan refuses to give up the ghost

Aug 18th
2017

As company reinvents itself as direct to consumer business (Shared from GolfPunk)

The Ben Hogan brand is refusing to give up the ghost, and is now coming back as a direct–to­–the consumer brand.

The company laid off most of its staff last year, but is now in the course of reinventing itself once again.

According to Scott White, CEO of Ben Hogan Golf, it has not been an easy process:

“There was a lot of discussion, a lot of gnashing of teeth, pulling of hair and even conversations about ‘Do we just close this thing down?’” he said. “None of us wanted to do that because we all believe there is a place for the Ben Hogan brand in the golf industry.  But wait, there’s more…

New Callaway Steelhead XR Fairway Woods

Jun 22nd
2017

The return of an icon with modern power (Shared from GolfPunk)

Callaway has launched the Steelhead XR Fairway Woods, a modern and powerful interpretation of the iconic shape that made the original Steelhead one of the best–selling fairway woods of all time.

Engineered with a modern Hawkeye Sole, it has been re-contoured to increase versatility and smooth turf interaction to promote a clean, square contact from every type of lie. Steelhead XR features a steel face, a 6–gram J–36 carbon crown (20g lighter than the previous XR Fairway crowns), and a low and forward CG, promoting easy launch and low spin, like the original model.

But wait, there’s more…

Cleveland intro RTX–3

Jun 8th
2017

Cleveland intro RTX–3 (Shared from GolfPunk)

Cleveland Golf has announced the addition of a distinctive new Tour RAW finish to its advanced–performance RTX–3 wedge family, that was launched to much acclaim in September last year.

The iconic golf brand’s R&D team has created this eye–catching new wedge finish, which is already being used by Cleveland Golf tour professionals around the world, specifically to help you to get closer to the hole. It will be available for purchase from July 1st, 2017 across the UK & Ireland.

The distinctive Tour RAW finish is achieved by a special production process and adds an outstanding premium ´Touch of Gold´ appearance into golfers bags. Designed to rust over time, the Tour RAW finish pushes the boundaries of wedge spin even further and adds a whole new dimension to the RTX–3 family.  (more…)

PING’s new G LE ladies range

Feb 2nd
2017

Built on the success of the men’s G series – (Shared from GolfPunk)

Engineered specifically for women by combining performance–enhancing innovation with considered aesthetics, PING has unveiled details of its new G Le (Ladies edition) family for women.

The G Le range is built around the men’s G series platform, and therefore uses all of the company’s industry–leading technologies to help ladies play their best golf.

The range includes a new driver, fairway woods, an iron / hybrid set and three putters. But wait, there’s more…

Callaway Launch Mack Daddy Forged Wedges

Jan 12th
2017

Ultra–premium wedges designed by Roger Cleveland himself. (Shared from GolfPunk)

Callaway has today launched an ultra-premium wedge called Mack Daddy Forged, created by the industry’s master of wedge design, Roger Cleveland himself.

The Tour-inspired shape, forged of soft 1025c steel, delivers exceptionally satisfying feel and response on every shot. Less offset, a squarer toe and a straighter leading edge create a clean, confidence–inducing appearance at address to promote crisp contact and command control.

High spin comes from the new Mack Daddy 16–groove configuration that incorporates an added groove at the bottom, close to the leading edge, to promote added stopping power, especially on pitches and chips.  But wait, there’s more…

TaylorMade M1 2017 Driver

Dec 8th
2016

More of the same, but even better! (Shared from GolfPunk)

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TaylorMade knocked it out of the park with the M1 and M2. From Jason Day and Dustin Johnson dominating to Rory and Tiger making an end of season post Nike switch, these drivers have been everywhere and seemingly in everyone’s bag in 2016.

In 2017 we think you’ll see more of the same. Only this time with added green! TaylorMade have all new 2017 M1 and M2 drivers for us, and they look even better than the current models.

So how have TaylorMade improved the hottest pieces of golf equipment on tour? They’ve made them even more forgiving. The M1 and M2 weren’t hard to hit, but they weren’t as easy to hit as some other drivers. They were seriously long, but they weren’t quite as straight as some of the opposition so they’ve raised their forgiveness levels. How? By saving more weight to play with elsewhere in the head. But wait, there’s more…

Cobra’s New King Irons

Oct 13th
2016

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These are game changers (Shared from GolfPunk)

We’ve seen the future. Well at least for some of you. Every time we think that golf clubs can’t improve, one of the companies proves us wrong. This time it’s Cobra. Oversize heads, titanium woods, graphite shafts, adjustable weights. Move over. Single length irons are where it’s at.

Everyone knows that Bryson Dechambeau has been using a set of single length irons. Now Cobra are launching his exact irons the Cobra King Forged One Length. Or if you want more forgiveness they’re offering you the F7 One Length.  How can they help your game??  But wait, there’s more…

Wilson Staff FG Tour V6 Irons

Sep 29th
2016

Forgiving forged pin seekers (Shared from GolfPunk)

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The Lowdown

– Forged iron for better players
– Tungsten weighting provides greater forgivness than you would expect
– Suitable for anyone who wants a classic looking and feeling iron that offers some extra help

The Detail

I’m a sucker for a forged iron. Even though I don’t play them myself, and despite the scientific evidence that says they shouldn’t feel any better, there’s nothing that feels quite like a sweetly struck shot hit with a forged iron.

With 61 majors won with their irons, the most of any brand, it can be argued that Wilson are the king of the forged iron. And they were the brand of the king, for the majority of his career Arnold Palmer famously used Wilson Staff equipment. But wait, there’s more…

The Titleist 917 Drivers

Sep 8th
2016

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Shared from GolfPunk

The Lowdown

– Most adjustable Titleist driver ever
– Consistent spin and launch wherever you hit it on the face
– Suitable for anyone who wants to hit it longer and straighter but likes a classic look

The Detail

I’ve been sitting on this for awhile, anxious to tell you all, but I’ve not been allowed to. A few weeks ago I got to try, and learn about, the new Titleist 917 range of drivers and fairway woods. And to sum it up quickly, they are awesome!!! But it’s not enough just telling you they’re awesome, you need to know why they are.

Titleist do things differently to their competitors. While every manufacturer tests their products on tour first before the public gets to try them, it’s often a matter of weeks, maybe a month before you can be using the same club as the pro’s. The Titleist 917 drivers have been on tour since the Quicken Loans National way back in June. Since then Jimmy Walker has won his first major at the PGA Championship using one, while Greg Chalmers won the Barracuda Championship with his. But wait, there´s more…

Callaway Steelhead XR Irons (Revisiting a club classic)

Aug 25th
2016

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Shared from GolfPunk

THE LOWDOWN:

– Inspired by the classic Callaway X14 Irons
– Cup face for longer shots
– Suitable for mid handicapper looking for distance and forgiveness

THE DETAIL:

For my 16th birthday I was told I could get a new set of golf clubs. There was only one set I wanted – the Callaway X12 Pro Series. I thought I was the mutt’s nuts back then with my swanky custom fit Callaways. But if I had left it a couple of years I would have been able to get the legendary X14’s. But wait, there’s more…