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Tuesday, March 16, 2010

TaylorMade R9 TP Irons 4-9PAS

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The TaylorMade R9 TP Irons 4-9PAS has serious performance technology in a classic player’s shape and size. The High MOI and Inverted Cone clubface technology in every iron mean superior distance while the Velocity-Control Chamber (VCC) in the 2-5 irons offer increased consistency, ball speed and power. The vibration-controlling cavity badge provides a satisfying feel and sound and the Tour-beveled sole reduces resistance to react “thinner” with the turf. The grooves conform to new USGA and R&A rules and the KBS Tour Series steel shafts are engineered to promote increased stability and energy transfer.
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Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Mizuno MP 57 lron Set Review

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Mizuno MP 57 lrons 3-9P with steel shaft at Discount Golf Clubs

The New MP-57™ irons are a crowning achievement in the evolution of MIZUNO's award-winning Grain Flow Forging® and Cut MuscleTM technologies. The Product Development team undertook the task of making the MP-57's the first MP iron with a Full Cavity, resulting in a significantly larger sweet area than any other iron in the history of the MP line. Along with increased forgiveness, the MP-57's produce a slightly higher ball flight in the long irons, and a mid trajectory in the scoring irons. They also deliver the solid feel and shot making ability that the MP iron player craves. Most importantly, the MP-57's achieve all these playing aspects, yet in a classic head profile that appeals to better players.

The ideal combination of solid feel and workability, with unbelievable forgiveness, make the MP-57s the most playable MP irons ever.

• First ever Full Cavity MP iron for increased forgiveness with a reinforcing muscle pad for enhanced feel.
• Innovative Cut Muscle™ design provides ideal COG location, perfect trajectory, enhanced solid feel, and complete ball control.
• Exclusive Grain Flow Forged®, 1025E Pure Select mild carbon steel provides the ultimate soft, solid, consistent feel.
• Durable Double nickel chrome plated finish.
• Modified U-grooves produce the ideal spin rate, for maximum playability in all conditions.
• Rolled leading edge, cambered mid-sole, and rolled trailing edge deliver consistent striking ability from all types of lies.

Notes: Our golf clubs are directly from original manufacturers, and we operate a warranty system on all our products for 3 years!We will replace you a new club if there is a quality problem during the warranty period, and you only need to pay the shipping cost!

Besides these items, we also have golf clubs from Hong Kong at very competitive prices. We have various brands, like: Callaway,Taylormade,Ping,Nike,Titleist....The sets consist of driver, fairway wood, irons,putter,carry bag,travelling bag.They are all in good conditions. If you are interested in any item, please e-mail us or leave us a message on our website. We are to reply immediately.

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Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Tiger Woods’ Rumoured Mistresses

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Less than two weeks after Tiger Woods' Thanksgiving weekend car crash outside his home, 10 women have been alleged to have had affairs with the married golf legend.

1.) Rachel Uchitel. The club hostess was the first of the women to be linked to Woods after the National Enquirer reported that she traveled to Australia to be with Woods during a golf tournament there. So far, she has denied the affair.

Rachel Uchitel

2.) Jamie Grubbs. The 24-year-old reality show contestant and cocktail waitress claims she carried on a 31-month-long affair with Woods until his crash last month. She offered a Woods voicemail to prove it.

Jamie Grubbs

3.) Kalika Moquin. The 27-year-old club manager from Las Vegas is reported to have had a brief sexual relationship with Woods. She would neither confirm nor deny the report.

Kalika Moquin
4.) Cori Rist. The 31-year-old swimsuit model reportedly met Woods at a Manhattan club last year before they began a sexual relationship that led to Woods flying her out to various secret locations for hook-ups, and her introducing the golfer to her 7-year-old son.
Cori Rist

5.) Jamie Jungers. The 26-year-old, who sold her story to a British newspaper, is a former employee of Trashy Girls Lingerie. She said she met Woods in Las Vegas.

Jamie Jungers

6.) Mindy Lawton. The 33-year-old pancake house waitress from Orlando claims she was dumped by Woods in 2007. According to the Post, it was her affair with Woods that was caught on camera by the National Enquirer, when he was snapped dropping her off at her trailer park. The threatening news later led to a Woods Men’s Fitness cover in exchange for the magazine’s silence about the alleged affair, the New York Post reports.

Mindy Lawton

7.) Holly Sampson. The 36-year-old from Los Angeles is a former porn star, who has starred in such films as “OMG, Stop Tickling Me” and “Flying Solo 2.” According to the Sun, she has neither confirmed nor denied her affair with Woods.
Holly Sampson

8.) Unidentified Alleged Mistress No. 8. A former cocktail waitress from Orlando, Fla. does want to reveal her identity yet, according to her attorney Michael O’Quinn. But this she has said: at the time the affair allegedly began, she was 20 years old and met Woods at the Roxy in Orlando, where she was a VIP server.

9.) Unidentified Alleged Mistress No. 9 is reported to be a “sexy” British TV presenter who was single at the time, but is now married.

10.) Unidentified Alleged Mistress No. 10. is reported in a UK paper to be a “sex-addicted cougar.”

Woods, 33, has apologized to his family, fans and colleagues for his “transgressions.”

Below is Tiger Woods’ wife, Elin Nordegrene.

Elin Nordegren

Formerly virtually unknown, swimsuit model/nanny Elin Nordegren's celebrity status went through the roof after news of her relationship with golfing superstar Tiger Woods was made public in 2002. The sexy Swede's hushed marriage to Woods made headlines in October 2004. Although Elin has kept the two children she has with Tiger relatively out of the spotlight and has kept a low profile herself, save for her appearances at golf tournaments, Elin Nordegren made headlines again in late November of 2009 after Tiger Woods had a suspicious car crash leaving the home the couple share in Florida. Isn’t she the most beautiful one among Tiger Woods’ women?

Tiger Woods and Elin_Nordegren

TaylorMade R9 Max driver on Discount Golf Clubs

The R9 Max Type E driver is a Japan only product designed for increased distance, it features an overall lighter weight, low deeper center of gravity design and a 45.75" length.

The combo of these assets create a club that is easier to hit and produce a faster swing speed with more carry and distance. Of course this driver still features the same FCT setup that the R9 is so famous for, This is simply a package for golfers who have less ego and want more pop to their driver.
Let's face it for those of us who have tried the current Taylormade R9 on the market it just isn't the longest and compared to the previous Taylormade driver models in some cases has been noted to be shorter. We all know the best thing about the R9 is how adjustable it is and in many cases by adjusting to your specs creates more distance but for the golfer who has his/her swing in tune the carry is a bit lacking to some.
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If you plan to purchase the Mizuno MP-68 Irons which is only $339.99 in our store, you can get the clubs with much less than $339.99 during our promotional time. Once you register on our website, you can get 5% off your any order and a $10 coupon. That’s to say, when you pay for the Mizuno MP68 Irons, the final price of the Mizuno MP68 irons you pay will be $339.99*95%-10=$312.99. You can get the Mizuno MP68 Irons for only $312.99 and more, you can receive another $10 coupon after your first successful purchase on our website. If you purchase on our website for the second time, you can get a $20 coupon after the successful transaction, and $30 for the third, $40 for the fourth and so on. And I have to emphasize that each order even you use coupons. Each order can only accept one coupon. In addition, if your purchase is over 1000USD, you will be upgraded to our vip Customers and enjoy more discount as to have 10% off your each purchase. Plus, we offer free shipping worldwide for our products. And the promotion activity lasts from 1th Dec. 2009 to 10th Jan. 2010. The time is limited, hurry to get your savings, you can not miss it.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Ping Rapture V2 fairway wood

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The Ping Rapture V2 fairway wood is the result of Ping’s focus on multi-metal technology in which the key properties of various materials are combined to optimize performance. The Rapture V2 3 fairway wood features a tungsten sole plate that constitutes 34% of the head’s mass to position the centre of gravity for a higher launch angle and lower spin, which coupled with more loft (16 degrees) ensures the ball goes further with a more boring ball flight. The head of the Ping Rapture V2 has also been designed with a larger, shallow head profile to deliver added forgiveness and optimise performance in all conditions. The head is plasma-welded and the machined face is of variable thickness to maximise distance. The Ping Rapture V2 3 fairway also features the distinctive Double-Rapture alignment aid on the crown.

The Ping Rapture V2 fairway wood has also undergone a makeover with the internal weight pads in the sole replaced with a tungsten sole plate that constitutes a third of the head’s mass. This again allows Ping to position the centre of gravity for a higher launch angle and lower spin. The head design has been made larger and shallower and you really notice this at address. The large head of the Rapture V2 fairway gives you lots of confidence and forgiveness and although the lofts are slightly higher than normal, distance and trajectory are not affected. This is because modern golf balls spin less and we found these a joy to hit and certainly the best fairway woods Ping have made to date. Our personal favourite is the 17and a half degree four wood that comes with a 3-wood length shaft as standard for that little bit of extra power.

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Callaway Big Bertha Diablo Irons and series

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Callaway Big Bertha Diablo Irons, the newly released Callaway golf clubs have catched numerous golf lovers’ eyes. They are fantastic. You won’t go wrong with these super cool, forgiving irons. If you are looking for awe inspiring power with the renowned forgiveness of the Callaway Big Bertha then the Callaway Big Bertha Diablo irons will definitely go the distance. Crafted for players who are interested in a more traditional looking driver that offers outstanding performance, Diablo irons are made with a 1020 carbon steel body and use a high-strength Carpenter Steel face. This winning combination promises you excellent distance and accuracy along with much greater control when compared to traditional irons.

Premium forged irons featuring contemporary styling and design elements for the elite player.

The new premium forged irons from Callaway Golf that offer the finest quality, craftsmanship and feel for the most discriminating golfers. Designed for players seeking a traditionally styled club with enhanced playability and performance, these irons feature a soft 1020 carbon steel body, a high-strength Carpenter Steel face. This combination provides outstanding distance with increased accuracy and distance control over typical forged irons with unparalleled levels of feel.


This lighter and stronger steel provides increased ball speed off the clubface for more distance while also allowing weight to be moved to the perimeter and lower into the sole for better accuracy and trajectory control than typical forged clubs.


Provides unmatched feel and performance, giving elite-level golfers incredibly soft, responsive feedback at impact.


With a thin topline, narrow sole, shorter blade length and minimal offset, these irons deliver the aesthetics, feel and shot-shaping ability elite players demand.

The Callaway Big Bertha Diablo is definitely one of the best irons that has come out of Callaway to date and will help add yards and accuracy to any golfers game.

Following on from the gorgeous Callaway Big Bertha Diablo Driver are the stunning Callaway Big Bertha Diablo Irons. These forged Irons are the hottest thing to hit the shops this year and their smouldering looks and top class flexibility on the course create a feeling like no other.

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Thursday, October 22, 2009

Mizuno MP 58 Irons

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The Mizuno MP 58 Irons have a much thinner sole and top line than the older MP-57 model aimed at enhancing forgiveness for the player by keeping the centre of gravity close to the clubface whilst the beveled sole and flattened mid sole improve ball contact at impact. The head size of the Mizuino MP 68 Iron is also a little bit smaller than the MP-57 but the half cavity design actually delivers a 10% increase in MOI. These developments mean that the MP-58 Ti Muscle offers the shape and control you would expect from a tour iron while offering much more forgiveness

When we got the Mizuno MP 68 irons on the range, we immediately noticed that the MP-58s have a much thinner sole and topline than the old MP-57 model and Mizuno say this modification has enhanced forgiveness by keeping the centre of gravity close to the clubface. The new design of the MP-58 Ti Muscle performed very well, although if we had to be picky, the feel was not quite as good with the multi-material head as with a 100% forged steel head. The mid to short irons were lovely to hit, especially the wedge. Visually the head of the longer seemed a little shorter relative to the mid irons and if this is a concern for you then you can easily replace the long irons with the MP Fli-Hi or the MX300 long irons instead. Overall though this is a great iron for those who want a good players irons with a bit more forgiveness than a blade.

Mizuno MP58 Irons

I purchased the 58's a couple days ago after hitting them, along with the Mizuno mp68's, in the Online golf store " Discount Golf Clubs " for an hour each on two separate days. I was hitting the 68's as well as the 58's. (Mostly 6 iron.) And the 68's felt GREAT! But, I knew that out on the course when I'm not hitting off a forgiving mat on a flat lie and not hitting ball after ball the results would be much different. So I went with the 58's.

Played with them yesterday very unsure what to expect as I have only been able to play a couple of times this Summer. But they worked great! The feel may not be that of a full on blade but that is the compromise you make for a bit more forgiveness. I also have a PW, 9i and 8i in the 67 model and may work those back into the set next Spring when I am playing more regularly.

I know some golfers felt the longer clubs were not as forgiving but I fell in love with the 4i. (I don't use a 3i much as I have a hybrid for that length.) And, yes, they look great. I was a Titleist player for many years and still use Titleist woods and putter. But I switched to Mizuno 2-3 years ago when I bought the 57s and I really like the Mizuno feel. Now if I could just find wedges that have the Mizuno feel but that are a bit closer in weight to the Vokey's.

The MP-58s are a step up in forgiveness and a bit longer, which is exactly what I was looking for. It plays like a blade with the forgiveness traits of a cavity back. I also liked the thin top line of the club. The lofts are 1 degree stronger compared to the 67's but I did not notice a real difference in ball flight, just a little longer. They do have a little bit of a dull feeling compared to the 67s and 68s, but not much. If you like blades/muscle backs, I would highly recommend you give these clubs a chance. The Mizuno MP-68 Irons were also a step up from the 67s. Guess its all comes down to your preference. Good Luck.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Golf putting can be challenge?

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Most top golfers are annoyed by the bad putting such as Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson and Sergio Garcia. It is important to putt well. Here are some tips for you to make use of your time on the practice putting green.

Here's how to do it:1. Use the practice green to guage speed and work on distance control. Distance control (sometimes called speed control) should be the focus when practicing putting.

2. Hit your putts at a ball marker, not at a hole, to start with. Don't immediately try to make putts - simply roll the ball toward a ball marker you've put down about six feet away. Think about the stroke and centering the ball on the putter face.

3. Set down distance markers and alternate putting to different distances. Set ball markers, clubs or some other markers at 10-foot intervals, out to 30 feet. Alternate hitting balls to the different distances.

4. Hit from one side of the green to the other to practice long putts. Making a 70-footer is something we're very unlikely to do, it doesn't make sense to aim at the cup. You'll only be disappointed when the ball doesn't go in.

5. Practice making putts, not missing them. Putt from no more than six feet out, and preferably around four feet out. Even the pros make only about half their 6-footers. If you're practicing 15-footers, you're only hurting your confidence.

6. Putt on a flat part of the practice green. On a practice green, you want to practing making putts. That means putting from a short distance - and on a flat part of the green. Short, flat putts are the ones you have to make to get better.

7. Always end your practice session by making short putts. Don't walk off the green on a miss. Force yourselve to make five or six putts in a row to end the session - even if you have to putt from 6 inches to do it.

Some golf tips:1) Visualize to stay positive. Confidence plays a huge role in putting. As you stand over putts on the practice green, visualize a trough leading from your putter to the cup and imagine hearing the sound of the ball dropping into the cup.

2) Put down a chalk line to practice keeping your putter on-line. You can find a chalk line in a hardware store - it's that string carpenters snap to a surface to leave a chalk imprint.

3) Practice keeping your putter on line and hitting the sweet spot in your living room. Use an alignment tool (a ruler, for instance) and putting aids you can buy to affix to your putter's head that will help with centering the stroke.

What You Need: Putter, Putting green, Putting aids.

Friday, September 25, 2009

Monty Chastises Poulter for not Trying Harder

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PARIS -- European Ryder Cup Captain Colin Montgomerie has singled out Ian Poulter for criticism over his absence from this week's Vivendi Trophy. 

Six players from Britain-Ireland and two from Continental Europe are not at St. Nom la Breteche for what used to be called the Seve Trophy in honour of Spanish star Seve Ballesteros. 

Paul Casey and Martin Kaymer are injured and Padraig Harrington and Luke Donald are playing in the PGA Tour's Tour Championship in Atlanta, but Poulter joined Lee Westwood, Justin Rose and Sergio Garcia in turning down their places on teams led by Paul McGinley and Thomas Bjorn. 

"I just feel that when you are selected for your country, more of an effort might well have been made," said Montgomerie, who is in attendance to watch potential members of his side for Celtic Manor next October. 

"Ian Poulter, not having qualified for the Tour Championship and having been picked for the last Ryder Cup team (Westwood, Rose and Garcia all qualified), I felt that a little more effort might have been made to come here. 

"I spoke to Miguel Angel Jimenez. He's never missed one of these and never would miss one," he added. "Good for him and I'm the same and Paul McGinley the same and Thomas. 

"I haven't spoken to Ian at all. Please don't make any big issue of this," Montgomerie said. "I would like to focus on the players that are here and not the players that aren't. It does give an opportunity for those who wouldn't otherwise have played to impress not just the captains and their teammates, but me also. 

"You could have over half the (Ryder Cup) team playing here quite easily and it will be interesting to see who performs within a team environment." 

McGinley said: "I've always been a great team player and whenever I've got picked for a team I play. Others guys see it another way. I might not agree with it, but I respect that they have a different opinion. 

"Lee is the only one who rang me and explained why he wasn't going to play," he explained. "As I say, I didn't agree with him and I don't agree with him, but I respect that he's his own man and he can make his own decisions." 

Westwood said he wanted a week off to rest and recharge his batteries for the final few events in the "Race to Dubai" money list. He lies fourth behind Kaymer, Casey and Rory McIlroy. 


Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Haas wins second Greater Hickory Classic

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CONOVER, N.C. -- Jay Haas overcame a slow start to shoot a 7-under 65 on Sunday, winning his second Greater Hickory Classic by two shots over Russ Cochran and Andy Bean. 

Haas, who also won the Champions Tour event in 2005, set a tournament-record of 18-under 198 at Rock Barn Golf and Spa's Robert Trent Jones course. His three-day total broke the mark set by R.W. Eaks in 2007 by one shot. 

It also made the 13-time winner on the 50-and-over tour the second repeat winner in the tournament's seven-year history. Eaks won back-to-back titles in 2007 and '08. 

Cochran and Bean also shot 65 on Sunday, with Hal Sutton (65) and second-round co-leader Nick Price (68) tied for fourth at 15 under. 

Haas, who had a 10-under 62 on Friday and was tied with Price at 11 under after Saturday's round, didn't make his first birdie Sunday until the fifth hole. He assumed command with birdies on five of the last six holes, including four straight between Nos. 13-16. 

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Friday, September 18, 2009

TaylorMade R9 Irons and R9 Series 2009

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TaylorMade has officially launched a number of new products including the new 2009 TaylorMade R9 irons, R9 driver, R9 fairway, R9 hybrid and new Burner iron.
Let's get an overview about the these TaylorMade golf clubs.

2009 TaylorMade R9 Irons

The R9 features a dual head design made for both performance and control. the 3-5 irons feature a high repulsion face with hollow cavity structure for increased distance. The 6-Wedge feature a more compact undercut pocket cavity with a focus on feel, control and accuracy. The R9 features variable face thickness. Starting with 2.0mm thick face in the long irons to 2.3mm in the mid irons and 2.5mm in the short irons for enhanced feel. TaylorMade R9 Irons
Taylormade utilizes its inverted cone technology to expand the sweet area reducing overall loss on off center hits. The multifunctional sole is versatile and made to excel in any lie. The new R9 has traditional lofts with a 27.5* 5 iron and is considered between mid and compact size with less offset. The new grooves are USGA/R&A Conforming.
The R9 is available with either Nippon NS Pro 950GH or Dynamic Gold as standard shaft. Japanese spec lightweight Motore 60 graphite is also available as an upcharge.

TaylorMade R9 and R9 TP Drivers

-movable weight technology (3 ports)
- both clubs feature FCT technology - a small sleeve that allows the golfer to change face angle, loft and lie. The player loosens the FCT bolt, removes the head, moves the sleeve to the correct position and then puts the head back on.
- classic head shape with ultra thin wall technology
- both standard and TP heads are the same... only difference is the shaft
TaylorMade R9 and R9 TP Fairway Woods
- both feature FCT technology allowing the club to be configured in 8 different ways
- center of gravity is 50% lower than the R7 fairway

TaylorMade R9 and R9 TP Rescue Hybrids

- only the Rescue TP has FCT technology

- slightly smaller profile than other TaylorMade hybrids

TaylorMade Burner 09 Irons

- long irons, mid irons and short irons all designed differently to help achieve longer distance from club to club.
- long irons feature high MOI, thicker soles and top line
- mid irons feature slightly thinner sole and top line and thin face (although not as thin as longer irons)
- short irons feature more thin and compact profile.
- TaylorMade hopes to cater to the masses with this iron


Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Mizuno MP-68 Irons

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Mizuno MP-68 Irons

N.S.PRO-950R steel shaft & Dynamic Gold ture temper steel shaft & Royal Precision Rifle Project X shaft available

The new MP-68 Blade moves away from the cut muscle design that the MP-67 had and resembles the MP-37 with the muscle back developing from the toe area.  The muscle back lines and edges however are smoother on the MP-68 than the MP-37 and some in Japan have said it reminds them of the classic MP-14 with its curved muscle back and sharp toe. Mizuno has also followed suit with its 2009 design guidlines by placing the running bird logo on the sole and the model MP-68 with new MP logo in the toe corner. The 0verall head and face is very compact and coupled with the thick muscle provide the purest feel of any Mizuno grain flow forged blade.

For the last several years pre release Mizuno head only sets have popped up far before the official release date. They look perfect to the untrained eye but when put on the scale the head weights are off and the hosel size often appears to be over or undersized.  This has been the unfortunate case for many of Mizuno's MP models in recent years but its a consistent pattern. Right now there are sets on ebay and in certain forums of possible fakes. Im sure if you contact Mizuno they will say these are not Mizuno authorized products. This confuses us because we have been under the impression for many years that Mizuno Irons were made in the Chuo factory in Japan yet the origin of these imposters are Taiwan & Hong Kong.

Golf Tips for Caddy

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Caddies do more than just carry a bag of clubs for a golfer. Caddies offer playing tips, yardages and course knowledge that help a golfer play at a higher level. Caddies must know their home course like the back of their hand. Here are a few tips that will make you the best caddy in the clubhouse. 


Know the Rules

To be a good golf caddy, you must know the rules of the game. You can find the PGA rule book online or in golf pro shops. Buy or download a copy for reference and keep it with you at all times. When a situation arises on the course, you will be able to cite the rule book and make a ruling. Make sure you know common rulings such as that number of penalty strokes when a ball goes out of bounds or in a water hazard and how to play/drop a ball that lands on a cart path or in natural hazards (gopher holes, sprinklers, against a tree). 

Know the Course

Once you know the rules of the game, you need to get to know your course. Most golf courses allow caddies time to walk or play the course. It is recommended playing the course at least once to get to know how it plays and then playing again to pace out and map the holes. Bring a small notebook and write down distances to hazards (sand traps, water, out of bounds) and to the front, middle and rear of the green. Every course should have markers in the fairway at 200 yards, 150 yards and 100 yards from the green. By pacing out each hole and using the the fairway markers, you will be able to map the course accurately. Then, play each hole again, taking note of the layout and possible strategies. For example, if the hole is a 300-yard dog-leg right with water on the left and bunkers dead ahead 220 yards from the tee box, the ideal ball placement would be along the middle/right side of the fairway, far enough down to sight the green, but short enough to avoid the bunkers. Do this for each hole to learn the nuances of the course. 

Know the Golfer

Learn the strengths and weaknesses of your golfer. Each golfer plays the course differently, so you will need to adjust how your caddy depending on the player. Some players can drive the ball well, but have a weak short game. Others might have have trouble driving the ball, but play well with their irons. As a caddy, you want to offer tips that play to a golfer's strengths and minimize their weaknesses.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Golf Putter DIY

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One example of an online supplier of golf club components is, What you will need:
Tool to cut shaft (see below) 
File, sandpaper 
Grip tape 

A. - Shafts are usually available in only one length and need to be trimmed to fit specific clubheads. If tip trimming is necessary, find the trim location with a ruler, tape measure or a golf club rule. Mark the spot on the shaft with a felt-tip pen. For graphite shafts, you need to first wrap the shaft with two to three layers of masking tape then mark the location.

To trim a metal shaft, use a tubing cutter or shaft cutter, using steady, constant pressure throughout rotation until the tip is cut all the way through. For graphite shafts, use an abrasive cutoff wheel or hacksaw. Special shaft-cutting blades are made to fit a hacksaw. The masking tape is to keep the shaft from splintering when cutting.

B. - The shaft needs to have a rough surface to adhere properly. Steel shafts have to be abraded to provide this rough surface. Use a rough file or rasp, or 100 grit sandpaper. On graphite shafts, strip the polyurethane coating with a surface conditioning belt. To maintain the shaft manufacturer's warranty, remove only the paint and finish. Be careful not to damage the graphite fibers as this will weaken the material. Rough only that part of the shaft that will be covered by the hosel. If the fit is too tight, do not sand a shaft to fit in the head. In this case, you would need to ream or bore the hosel.

C. - Use a two-part epoxy to coat the inside of the hosel and the surface of the roughened shaft. Insert the shaft into the hosel and rotate it slightly to make sure all epoxy is covering both surfaces. A helpful hint is to turn the club upside down and firmly tap the end of the shaft several times on a piece of hard wood. This ensures that the shaft is inserted all the way into the hosel.

D. - After the epoxy has fully cured, measure the club for final length. After determining correct length, wrap masking tape around the shaft and mark the cutting point at the butt end. Trim the butt end as described in step "A" above.


Installing the grip


E. - Using a solvent such as denatured alcohol, clean the butt end of the shaft the distance that will be covered by the grip plus a couple of inches. Wrap the shaft in a spiral fashion with double-sided grip tape. Wrap to a point a couple of inches longer than the grip will cover and leave a small gap between wraps.

F. - Pour enough grip solvent into the grip so that as you shake it around it coats all surfaces (remember to hold your finger over the vent hole). Then pour the remaining solvent over the double-sided tape. With the tape still wet, slide the grip all the way up until it stops. You will have a few minutes to adjust the alignment of the grip before the solvent sets.

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How to Search for Left Handed Golf Clubs

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Since the majority of golfers tend to be right handed, it is sometimes a little more difficult to find left handed clubs. However, it is still possible to find great lefty clubs. 

Although the market is noticeably smaller, it is still not very difficult to find quality left handed golf clubs for men and women. Due to the greater demand for right handed golf clubs, most stores will not carry the exact same amount of right handed sets as left handed. However, most manufacturers do in fact make the exact same sets, for both right handed and left handed players.

The Internet is a great resource.

If you're a lefty and having a hard time finding the perfect set of clubs, then check out the World Wide Web. There is a surplus of venues online that will have a great selection of left handed clubs for men and women. Many golfers don’t realize just how big of a market the Internet is. No matter what type of golf accessory you are looking for, including golf clubs, you are sure to be able to find it online.

Are left handed golf clubs more expensive?

Although there may be some cases where a left handed set would be a bit pricier, that is generally not the case. Many people who use their right hand to write, actually play golf left handed, so you should not have a hard time finding a decently priced set of left handed women's golf clubs.

There is a pretty good chance that you will be able to find what you are looking for in the sports stores or golf stores.

You can always ask the sales staff for assistance as well so that they can guide you to the best possible set of left handed clubs for your needs. But if you can't find what you are looking for, there is a vast resource of lefty women's clubs available online.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Ping G15 and i15 Series

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AUG. 3, 2009 - Ping Golf staged its largest product launch ever with the introduction of two lines of clubs, called the G15 and the i15, each of which includes drivers, fairway woods, hybrids and irons. On the following pages you'll find photos of each new model from the two lines, plus a little info about each. Keep in mind that the Ping G15 series is aimed at golfers seeking maximum forgiveness and high-launch attributes; the i15 series is aimed at golfers who want more workability.

All clubs in the G15 and i15 series debut at retail in mid-August, 2009. More general details about the series are available on the final page of this product tour.

The Ping G15 driver comes in four standard lofts (9 degrees, 10.5, 12 and 13.5), plus three lofts in a draw version (9, 10.5 and 12). Stock shafts are the Ping-designed TFC149D and the Aldila Serrano.

The Ping G15 driver is longer front-to-back, with an ultra-thin crown. An external sole weight helps lower the center of gravity and engineer higher launch properties.

The Ping i15 driver is fade-biased (designed with an open face angle) with a traditional pear-shaped clubhead. Internal weighting properties are designed to reduce spin, and the hosel is slightly set back from the clubhead to promote better control and tour-preferred trajectories. The i15 driver is sometimes referred to as the "Black Beauty" because of its dark, titanium carbon finish.

The Ping i15 driver is available in lofts of 8, 9.5 and 11 degrees. The stock shafts are the Ping-designed TFC700D and the UST AXIVcore Tour Red 69. The MSRP is $405.

The Ping G15 fairway woods have an elongated face (toe to heel) and a low profile in their stainless steel heads, with an external weight pad in the sole to help target a higher trajectory and increased forgiveness.

Four lofts are available in the standard model: 3-wood (15.5 degrees), 4-wood (17), 5-wood (18.5) and 7-wood (21.5). A draw model is also available in lofts of 15.5, 17 and 18.5 degrees.

The stock shafts are the Ping-designed TFC149F and the Aldila Serrano.

The Ping i15 fairway woods feature low-profile stainless steel clubheads, slightly elongated from heel to toe, and designed for better players seeking workability from a variety of playing conditions. Internal weighting is engineered to decrease spin and produce a lower, more penetrating ball flight.

Available models are the 3-wood (14 degrees loft), 3+ (15.5) and 5-wood (18.5). Stock shafts are the Ping-designed TFC700F and the UST Mamiya AXIVcore Tour Red 79.

The Ping G15 fairway woods have an elongated face (toe to heel) and a low profile in their stainless steel heads, with an external weight pad in the sole to help target a higher trajectory and increased forgiveness.

Four lofts are available in the standard model: 3-wood (15.5 degrees), 4-wood (17), 5-wood (18.5) and 7-wood (21.5). A draw model is also available in lofts of 15.5, 17 and 18.5 degrees.

The stock shafts are the Ping-designed TFC149F and the Aldila Serrano.

The Ping G15 hybrids are, the company says, its most forgiving and longest hybrid to date. A large, internal weight pad in the toe bumps up the clubs' perimeter weighting.

The clubheads are stainless steel with an iron-style face, and the hosel design is engineered to move the center of gravity closer to the face.

The Ping G15 hybrids are available in five lofts: 17 degrees, 20, 23, 27 and 31. The stock shafts are the Ping-designed AWT steel shaft, the Ping-designed TFC149H graphite shaft, and the Aldila Serrano graphite.

Better players might prefers hybrids of a traditional shape and size, and that's what the Ping i15 hybrids are. The are designed to offer a high MOI but with a tour-preferred more boring trajectory.

Lofts are 17, 20 and 23 degrees. Stock shafts are the Ping-designed AWT steel, the Ping-designed TFC700H graphite, and the UST Mamiya AXIVcore Tour Red 85 Hybrid graphite. The

The Ping G15 irons come in 3-9, plus pitching wedge, U-wedge (gap wedge), sand wedge and lob wedge. The are available in steel shafts (stock: Ping AWT) and graphite shafts ((TFC 149i).

These are the high-MOI, high-launch game improvement irons in the arsenal of Ping's new club series. Stainless steel clubheads incorporate "custom tuning ports" (CTP) in the cavity backs, increasing the perimeter weighting. A thinner clubface allows more weight to be moved to the toe, helping with mis-hits, and the Ping G15 irons also boast wider soles.

These irons have stronger lofts than more traditionally designed Ping iron sets, but the company says the low and deep center of gravity keeps the launch angle high.

A progressive set aimed at better players who desire workability, the Ping i15 irons have long irons with larger, more forgiving clubheads, transitioning through the mid-irons into the short irons with smaller clubheads for greater control on approach shots.

The mid-irons in the set also include a tungsten weight insert in the toe, increasing forgiveness in the middle of the set.

The Ping i15 irons are available in 3-9 plus pitching wedge. Stock shafts are the Ping-designed AWT steel and the TFC 149i graphite.

As a reminder, the new G15 series clubs by Ping are targeted at golfers who prioritize game-improvement features such as high MOI and high-launch engineering; the i15 series clubs are targeted at golfers who like to work the ball and favor a lower, tour-preferred mid-trajectory.

All the clubs featured on this and previous pages come with Ping's color-codes to help with fitting, 12 color codes total designating lie angles. Multiple custom shafts are available, and the Ping grips come in six sizes.

For more information on the G15 and i15 series from Ping, visit

Thursday, September 3, 2009

TaylorMade 09 Burner driver

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The Taylor Made Burner driver is aptly named. It has the style and technology to burn up the fairway with long, powerful, and accurate drives, and comes from a company that takes a back seat to no one in its ability to come up with innovative ways to get the ball flying.

This club features Taylor Made’s Dual Crown Technology. A smaller crown sits on top of a larger one, which pushes the center of gravity to the lower portion of the club sole, leading to high launches, low spin, and greater distance.

The designers also made the club lighter at every opportunity, with the shaft and grips light enough to whip the club through the ball at increased swing speeds.

Three elements in the TaylorMade Burner Driver combine to help you send those tee shots long and straight down the middle. First, next-generation Dual Crown technology lowers the CG (center of gravity) location, creating high launch and low spin. Then, TaylorMade's Inverted cone technology delivers a super-stable, high MOI (moment of inertia) clubhead design for increased forgiveness on off-center hits, sending them longer and straighter. Finally, a SuperFast shaft enables explosive swing speed for even more blazing distance.

This unique driver unites legendary Burner speed with next generation Dual Crown technology that lowers the center of gravity of the club to generate low spin and high launch. TaylorMade's Inverted cone technology delivers a super-stable, high MOI (moment of inertia) clubhead design for increased forgiveness on off-center hits, sending them longer and straighter. Finally, a Fujikura SuperFast shaft enables explosive swing speed for even more blazing distance.  

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Casey Near to Return from Rib Injury

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NORTON, Mass. -- Given the choices from an NFL injury report, Paul Casey listed himself as probable for the Deutsche Bank Championship this week as the world's No. 3 player tries to cope with a rib injury.

Casey, a three-time winner this year, has not played since withdrawing from the first round of the Bridgestone Invitational a month ago. A week later, he withdrew 30 minutes before he was to tee off in the PGA Championship.

"The doctor is wanting me to err on the side of caution," Casey said Tuesday at the TPC Boston.

He at least knows the extent of his injury. Casey flew home to Arizona from the PGA Championship to have an MRI, which he said revealed a torn oblique near the 10th rib and a strained intercostal.

He had a cortisone shot to alleviate the pain, which concerns him.

"I don't feel anything," he said, running his hands over his rib cage. "But then you run the risk of tearing something and not knowing it."

Even with the majors over, Casey has plenty at stake on two tours.

The Englishman was No. 18 to start the FedEx Cup playoffs on the PGA Tour, and already slipped to No. 27 while sitting out The Barclays last week. Even if he can't play the Deutsche Bank Championship, he likely would make it to the third round at the BMW Championship in Chicago.

Casey also is No. 2 in the Race to Dubai on the European Tour behind Martin Kaymer, who recently injured his foot in a motor cart accident and will be out for six weeks.

Casey said he has hit no more than 20 or 30 balls over the last three weeks, and would limit his practice over the next few days until deciding whether to play.

"I'll be taking it very easy," he said.

TaylorMade r7 Limited driver

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The TaylorMade r7 Limited driver is a moveable weight driver that is an upgrade to TaylorMade's previous r7 SuperQuad drivers. It features Movable Weight technology with three ports that allows the player to customize the driver for optimization of the trajectory, shot shape, and distance and gives the driver 35 yards of left to right adjustability. It has a lightweight Arrow 2 grip and a Matrix OZIK XCON 5.5 graphite shaft that is designed specifically for high-MOI drivers to reduce twisting on off-centre hits. The r7 Limited is designed with a fast and powerful head shape which gives it a deeper and lower CG location and utilizes Inverted Cone technology which incorporates a shallow cone on the inner side of the club face. This technology allows the club face to deliver higher ball speed, makes it forgiving, and promotes more distance for off-centre hits. 
The r7 Limited driver also incorporates slightly more complicated technologies such as a new, modern club shape to deliver a head that is faster-looking than any r7 driver head before it and the exceptionally large address footprint provides it with a substantial and confidence inspiring appearance at address. SCIENCE ALERT...The head is longer from front to back than the r7 SuperQuad head allowing for a deep centre of gravity to deliver a high and long ball flight and the r7 Limited also has an extremely high MOI measurement, which coupled with Taylor Made's Inverted Cone clubface technology ensures higher ball speed on off-centre hits. The Taylor Made r7 Limited driver is set to use moveable weight technology to really boost performance and simplify configuration for you golfers who like having the ability to adjust their equipment to both promote and improve the quality of your shots.

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Tuesday, September 1, 2009

TaylorMade Tour Burner Driver

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The TaylorMade Tour Burner Driver is a 450cc, SuperFast driver built for exceptionally fast swing speeds. It features a smaller and lighter dual-crown (by 12%) that distributes more mass around the weighted power-base, helping to increase both carry and distance. Plus, its lower & precision-placed CG provides a higher launch angle with lower spin. Compared to the adjustable r7-family of clubs, the Tour Burner is considered better for “bombing it”, versus “those who prefer to tinker.” Note also the TaylorMade Tour Burner Driver’s Inverted Cone Technology, which dramatically expands the part of the clubface responsible for high FOR—this aids in consistently longer drives on off-center hits.

» Dual crown and weighted power-base promote increased carry and distance
» Modern head shape promotes lower, deeper and precision-placed CG for higher launch angle and lower spin
» SuperFast Technology promotes increased swing speed, faster ball speed and added distance
» Inverted Cone Technology dramatically expands the portion of the clubface that delivers high COR for consistently longer drives on off-center hits
» SuperFast 60-gram shaft is exceptionally lightweight and stable to promote greater distance and accuracy

This club got me excited on every swing. It looks beautiful but not too flashy which is a really good balance. This club was the second best in terms of distance, only 3-5 yards shorter than the Cobra Speed-F. For me it was the most consistent by far and it has a wonderful feel off the clubface. A very forgiving club that also allows a slight amount of shot-making.

It promotes natural draw as face is slightly closed. Suggest that high handicappers go for the 10.5 degree which promotes higher but straighter ball flight (great for slicers). Also, be sure to match your swing speed to the shaft flex. Only if you swing over 95 would I consider the stiff flex.

Friday, August 28, 2009

Golf Daily

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JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) -- Seven days ago, Sergio Garcia wasn't even sure if he would be eligible to play in The Barclays for the start of the PGA TOUR Playoffs for the FedEx Cup.
Suddenly, he has a splendid view from the top.
Garcia took another important step toward recovering from a troublesome season Thursday with a 6-under 65 at Liberty National for a share of the lead with Paul Goydos and Steve Marino.
"We are getting back into it," Garcia said. "Last week was nice. It was good to see ourselves ... getting that feeling of being out there trying to win a tournament and getting the juices flowing a little bit. We're just looking forward to hopefully finishing the year well here, keep this good momentum going."
At a different venue -- Liberty National -- Garcia stayed the course. He is a two-time winner of this tournament, both times at tree-lined Westchester. On a track with intimidating views inside the ropes and gorgeous vistas of Manhattan, he wound up in a familiar spot.
In some respects, so did Tiger Woods.
The Barclays is the only tournament Woods has played at least three times without ever finishing in the top 10. He shot a 70.
Most players would have taken such a score when they first saw Liberty National. The course played significantly shorter, however, with five tees moved forward, and it showed in the scoring.
Nearly half the field was at par or better, and some two dozen players shot in the 60s.
Goydos ran off five birdies in a six-hole stretch starting with the 16th hole, which he attributed to great putting, solid wedge play, and the TOUR rules staff for being gentle with hole locations and some forward tees.
"In theory, you have 125 of the best players on the PGA TOUR here this week, someone is going to shoot a low round every day," Goydos said. "Today was my chance."
Marino seized on his opportunity, too, getting to 7 under until a bogey on his last hole.
They were one shot ahead of a group that included Charley Hoffman, who stumbled in by missing a 4-foot birdie putt on No. 8 and having to save bogey with an 8-foot putt on his final hole.
Y.E. Yang, in his first tournament since taking down Woods in the final round to win the PGA Championship, had a 71.
Woods looked solid in his return to The Barclays for the first time in six years, until he lost some control toward the end. Poor tee shots took away easy birdie chances on a pair of par 5s late in his round, and another one led to his lone bogey at No. 8.
Woods declined interview requests, telling TOUR officials he was going to the chipping area.
"You've got to make hay on the par 5s here," Woods said in a brief interview with Sirius-XM Radio. "You don't get too many opportunities around this place, and I only made one birdie on the par 5s."
He probably would have taken a 70 after his first time around Liberty National, a course that has received scant praise from the players this week. The best anyone has said about the course designed by Tom Kite and Bob Cupp is that it is hard.
"It's a long, hard golf course with difficult greens," Goydos said. "I don't think Tom Kite was thinking, 'Let's see how easy I can make this course.' I don't think that was his mindset.'"
Still, it helped that the hole locations were accessible, and the course wasn't as long as its 7,419 yards. The biggest difference was the 18th, where Woods turned to the right, stopped when he couldn't find the tee markers, then marched 50 yards forward.
"Someone around here is smart," Zach Johnson said under his breath.
Phil Mickelson, a member at Liberty National, made four bogeys in a five-hole stretch around the turn, the meatiest part of the course. He bounced back for a 70.
The biggest rally, however, belonged to the 29-year-old Garcia.
He opened his year with a couple of top 10s in Abu Dhabi and Qatar on the European Tour. The rest of the season has been a letdown, consumed by poor play and the breakup with Morgan Norman, the daughter of Greg Norman.
Garcia tied for 10th at the U.S. Open, his only top 10 for a seven-month stretch until he tied for fourth last week in Greensboro, N.C., a tournament he only played to make sure he got into the Playoffs.
He showed quickly that might be more than just a good week. Garcia ran off four birdies on the back nine (he started at No. 10), twice making birdie putts in the 15-foot range. His best shot came on the third hole, a 9-iron from 138 yards into a breeze that was the proper distance on a hole where it can be tough to get it close.
Then came the cheers, with consecutive wedges that danced around the cup and set up tap-in birdies.
"It's obviously very nice, after last week and playing well and being up there all week in contention, to open this tournament with a good, solid round," Garcia said. "Don't be deceived by the scores. It's not an easy course. That's important. And hopefully, we can go out there tomorrow and play another solid round."


TaylorMade Burner XD irons

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After several rounds and a session at the range, I believe these clubs are an appropriate choice for golfers who simply want to enjoy the game and don't want to put in too much practice time. Simply stated, the TaylorMade Burner XD irons provide decent results and exceptional distance with reasonable swings.

Distance is staggering due to the strong lofts and titanium face. Expect to drop one maybe two clubs for the same distance. I went to a 9 iron from an 8 iron for 150 yards. Accuracy is very good even when your swing is off. I have improved from 75% to 85% which has caused me to drop 3 to 4 strokes per round. Looks are excellent but did not buy these for that reason.

The thing I like the most about these clubs is that once you get use to them you know what they are going to do and they are relatrively straight. Since I am a low 80's shooter that gives me better control of my game. A very controlled swing with these clubs will give a ball flight that is amazing to watch. Sometimes it actually feels like I know what I am doing!

The Burner emphasis on distance will probably play well with a certain segment of the golfing public, but others will find the delofting of the irons to be counterproductive to their games. Most golfers choosing to play these clubs would be best served by skipping the three-iron and starting the set with the four- or five-iron, which have the same lofts as most three- and four-irons. As it is, the Burner XDs are probably would work best for someone with a swing speed of 70-90, so the SuperFast technology could help the increase that speed.

All in all, the Burner XDs do what they are supposed to do. They launch the ball on a mid to high trajectory, and they are pretty long as irons go. But really the best thing about the Burner irons is that you can make less than stellar contact all day long, and it won't hurt you too badly. If these had a more solid feel to them, they'd probably sell a ton of them.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

TaylorMade Buner Plus Irons

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The TaylorMade Buner Plus Irons' wide, beveled, multi-functional sole design combines the low, deep CG (center of gravity) of a wide sole and the playability of a thin sole for an unbeatable combo of power and feel. Perimeter weighting creates high MOI (moment of inertia) for unsurpassed forgiveness and a large clubface with Inverted Cone Technology produces Burner ball speed and distance. Superfast technology uses light shafts and grips to promote a faster swing speed and more yardage.

Legendary Burner Power Plus Maximum TaylorMade Forgiveness

» SuperFast technology includes light and long shafts and light grips to promote increased swing speed and distance

» Large clubface with Inverted Cone Technology for increased COR over a larger portion of the clubface

» Advanced perimeter weighting for extremely high MOI and forgiveness

» Wide and beveled multi-functional sole for low, deep CG and enhanced playability

» Vibration management cavity badge for a satisfying sound and solid feel

The TaylorMade Burner Plus Iron is the club for the 10+ handicapper who wants to enjoy fast-and-long qualities in iron play. The Burner Plus iron has one of TaylorMade’s highest Moment of Inertia measurements making them super-forgiving and easy to hit. The Burner Plus clubhead is thin, fast and large making it easy to launch the ball high and long. The use of Inverted Cone technology creates a faster ball speed and more distance on off centre hits and the use of SuperFast technology to develop a light and slightly longer shaft promotes faster speeds to help deliver greater distance. The Burner Plus Iron has a large club face to build confidence and extra degree of offset discourages fades and promotes a draw to deliver enhanced distance. The wide sole delivers consistent results even with inconsistent downswings. The TaylorMade Burner Plus Iron has been designed to deliver forgiveness, speed and distance on every shot.

Friday, August 21, 2009

Ping Rapture V2 Driver

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Ping Rapture V2 Driver

The mass properties of tungsten and titanium are optimized in the Rapture® V2 Driver to create a high launching, lower spinning driver that delivers the performance expected from a multi-metal design. The visible, dense tungsten weight pads in the back of the lightweight titanium head expand the perimeter weighting and position the center-of-gravity low and away from the face.

The 460cc head is slightly elongatedby extending the face height and aggressively sloping the crown. The thin face is precisely machined and plasma-welded to deliver higher ball speeds for greater distance.

External tungsten weights
Discretionary weight savings from the crown and face structure is allocated in the form of two tungsten weight pads positioned in the back of the driver near the heel and toe to optimize the CG location for lower spin and high launch

Thin crown design
Finite element analysis (FEA) revealed low stress areas in the crown which freed mass to be positioned lower in the club head to increase the moment-of-inertia and optimize the center of gravity (CG) location.

Patented variable thickness face
The thin, variable thickness face is precision machined to produce high ball speeds for added distance and forgiveness across the entire club face.

Tapered crown design
An aggressively tapered crown allows for a taller face and helps push the center of gravity (CG) lower and farther back to reduce spin. The tungsten weight pads are positioned low and near the heel and toe to ensure proper head rotation.

Confidence-inspiring head profile
The taller face and tapered crown design produce a slightly elongated 460cc head with a high moment-of-inertia (MOI). The double-Rapture graphic on the crown aids in alignment.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Ping G15 Driver

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Ping G15 Driver

This has got to be Ping's most "solid" entry into the driver market in some time. I don't use the word solid lightly either. Everything about this driver seems to fit that word. The technology is solid. The distance is solid. The feel at impact is solid. When one considers the price--it is also a solid value. Driver's of this feel and quality usually hit the market with a rock solid value. I was very fortunate in the sense that I got to try these this weekend with both shafts, just previous to this Monday's release to the general public. This driver truly caps off the series that began a while back with the G2 Drver. The G 15 Driver takes everything that Ping has developed in this line, and taken it to it's highest level. Perhaps Ping will issue a G 20 in a few years, but I tend to think that this particular model is the top end of that series, and that it will require an entirely new design as this driver represents everything that the "G" Lineage has to offer.

This is definitely Ping's best effort in some time. I love the Rapture, but it doesn't quite have the feel of this one. The G 10 was a very good driver, but the TFC Shaft on that model didn't have the kick and feel of this driver. In a word--"Solid." What a great driver this thing is. I think dollar for dollar, Ping has finally come up with the first true challenger to the TaylorMade line since the old TiSi Tech. The standard version comes in 9, 10.5. 12. and 13.5* Models. You can get more variations on the I-15 and G 15 Draw Models. Just know, that if you are currently in the market for an $299 off the rack driver--this one deserves a very serious look.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Yang won PGA Championship 2009

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Yang winning the PGA Championship is far better for golf internationally than Woods losing a major is bad for golf. More fans, more young people playing the game. Doesn't diminish Tiger's legacy -- he's still the best player on the planet.

Two days ago people were stifling a huge collective yawn and wondering, to quote General Zar from Superman II, if there was anyone on the planet that could challenge Elrick the Great. Yesterday we were ragging on Elling for suggesting competition makes if interesting.

It just feels better today. Good that someone came out beat Tiger -- that there was competiiton and that, especially given Tiger's utter lack of sportmanship on the last two holes and post-game, there are other players to root for.

Here's all the typical whiners saying TIGER choked and this and that. That's why they play the 4-round tournament, everyone just automatically thinks Tiger is just going to breeze right through and win no problem. That's why the game is played, records to be broken, streaks to be ended, and plain old just excitement watching these BEST golfers from around the world. You can say Tiger is the #1 ranked golfer in the world. But he just got beat by another guy who just straight up out played him. Tiger didn't make the shots when it really counted. Great tourney to watch though that's for sure.

And Yang deserves the result. Playing with Tiger can never be called easy. Having that many spectators, cameras, hecklers. Having the lead for the last few holes, knowing that he has to play well on out to close the deal is HUGE pressure, and he handled it supremely well, stuck that approach on 18, BEFORE Tiger took his approach shot that went in the spinach. Yang could've played to the middle of the green, he didn't have to take that dangerous line, over a huge tree, with very little green on the left of the pin. That was one INCREDIBLE shot under pressure shows how much fortitude Yang has.

All in all, todays result is the best thing for golf!

Saturday, August 15, 2009

TaylorMade Tour Preferred Irons

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TaylorMade Tour Preferred Irons
A Masterful Blend of Modern Technology and Classic Design  

» Classic blade shape incorporates a thin topline and shorter blade-length from heel to toe for a clean, compact look at address

» Shallow, undercut cavity redistributes weight to the heel and toe pads for increased stability and more solid feel at impact

» Tour-configured sole optimizes turf interaction for maximum playability

» Inverted Cone clubface technology expands the clubs sweetspot for consistent distance on off-center hits

» Vibration-management cavity badge finely tunes sound and feedback for a satisfying sound and solid feel.

The TaylorMade Tour Preferred are a set ofTour Inspired irons designed using modern technology, with a classic design and is intended for serious golfers. The classic blade shape has a thin topline and shorter blade-length giving a clean, compact look at address. A shallow, undercut vibration-management cavity redistributes weight to the heel and toe pads giving more stability and a solid feel upon impact, as well as a satisfying sound when a ball is struck. The tour-configured sole optimizes turf interaction for maximum playability, while the Inverted Cone clubface expands the sweet spot for more consisted distance on off-center hits. These clubs have an average level swing speed and provide a low to mid height launch. 

TaylorMade Tour Preferred irons are obviously designed for better players than I, the TaylorMade Tour Preferred has a thin topline and short blade length for a more traditional players’ look. The sole also caters to the low handicapper with a “tour-configured” sole that emphasizes workability from all types of lies.

But the clubs also inforporate features that have become a standard with modern TaylorMade clubs. There’s an undercut cavity that moves the club weight around for increased stabiity, and TaylorMade’s inverted cone technology, which creates a larger sweet spot across the face.

The inverted cone is one technology that I really believe in. I think it absolutely works on my Taylormade irons, fairway metals and driver. 

Friday, August 14, 2009

Tiger leads PGA Championship

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Tiger leads PGA  Championship! Tiger finishes reound one without any Bogeys and with FIVE Birdies to post a field leading 67! Harrington, playing with Tiger, finishes with one blemish at the #1 hole (tenth hole of thier round) also with FIVE Birdies lurks but one stroke back! The late Tee Time starter in the field include some big names who will have contend with Woods atop the leaderboard throughout thier round unless someone can string a lot of Birdies together early.

"Something I've always believe in is just keep yourself around," Woods said. "You don't have to be eight ahead after the first round. Just got to keep plodding along. Major championships are set up so they're difficult. They beat you into making mistakes. And the whole idea is not to make many mistakes." 

A few tees were moved forward to account for the wind. Even so, Hazeltine played 7,660 yards from the tee to the hole, and Woods made some of his best birdies with long clubs. He opened his scoring with a 3-iron to 20 feet at No. 12, and picked up three birdies on the par 5s, including a 3-wood to a back bunker of the 651-yard 15th, with a breeze at his back. 

He took the outright lead on the par-5 seventh with a 349-yard tee shot, followed by a 6-iron to 30 feet. 

"He's human," Allenby said. "And the golf course is in front of all of us. And obviously, he's the best in the world, so we expect him to win, because he's the best. He should. But you know what? It's three more days to go. And a lot can happen." 

Woods knows better than most that the tournament is far from over. He was atop the leaderboard at consecutive majors in 1998 after the opening round and watched someone else hoist the trophy. 

Still, it was a powerful start. 

"There's a lot of guys out here that can hang with him when they're playing their best," Rory McIlroy said after a 71. "But the thing is, Tiger plays his best most of the time. And even when he doesn't play his best, he usually wins."

There is more excitement to a Tourney that is hotly contested than a match that has only a question of a course record in contention. Padraig and Tiger both opened with 5 Birdies. Woods leads by being Bogey free while Harrington suffered but one blemish in the round. I hope to see them fighting tooth & nail like this through Sunday!

I have never seen a Tournament where the final pairing from the previous week, starts the next one paired and remains paired all four days due to thier scoring. That would be unique perhaps.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

PGA Championship 2009 Prediction

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 The Final Major of the year is here already. Tiger has not won a major this year, although he has won his last 2 Tournaments. 
Also can Phil make another memorable run and possibly get that Wanamaker Trophy for Amy? Also there has been no majors in the over par numbers this year, will Hazeltine produce low numbers as well? Thoughts?
The PGA championship starts on Thursday.

In a perfect world Tiger comes in with no pressure. He can't do worse then a MC so anything better is an improvement. However, this is not a perfect world. Tiger needs to not put so much pressure on himself to perform at every major. I do sense a kind of calmness about him the past two weeks. Not getting to high or to low. He has been pretty much a stone face. Now on to my predictions. I have a certain feeling that Mr. Woods will come out and shoot 66-64 range on Thursday to take all the suspense out early. Now that might not happen and it probably won't. Tiger isn't a big first round guy anyways. Stewart Cink is a good bet as well. He is good but can he put four rounds together again? Hunter Mahain is a good bet as well. He, like Tiger, was really good in the first two majors of the year but messed up the British. Lucas Glover will contend sometime on Saturday but will fall apart.  

Cabrera's the one to watch, he's driving it long and straight and there's no backup in the guy. Mahan's just a darn good golfer and well we all know Tiger can never be ignored in any major championship. I just like the way Jiminez plays the game, not even sure I spelled his name right!! He's sure due to win one over here. Rollins is another solid player all comes down to putting which is true for all of'em. I always enjoy watching Phil do his thing but on this course those gambles may do him in again. Goosen's another one who has been playing well but not closing the deal is why I didn't pick him in my lineup. Then of course we have, V.J., Padraig and quite a few with a shot at winning.. And at last, if I can only pick one, it si Sergio Garcia

Here are my Power Rankings:
1. Sergio Garcia
2. Angel Cabrera
3. Phil Mickelson
4. Steve Stricker
5. Retief Goosen
6. Hunter Mahan
7. Kenny Perry
8. Oliver Wilson
9. Tiger Woods 
10. Miguel Angel Jimenez

Nike SasQuatch Sumo2 5900 Driver

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Nike SasQuatch Sumo2 5900 Driver

With the SQ SUMO 2 5900, Nike engineers have pushed MOI, volume and impact efficiency to the USGA limits, all in one club. The result is the straightest, longest, most accurate driver Nike has ever made.

Key Features:

SQ SUMO 2 5900 Geometry: Nike pushed the shape in all directions to improve performance. The SQ SUMO 2 5900 has a deeper face, a convex crown, and redefined body shaping to increase ball speed and accuracy.

Nike PowerBow Weighting: Weight is repositioned to the farthest corners of the Nike PowerBow design, optimizing head stability and delivering ultimate accuracy.

Multi Thickness Face: Nike delivered the geometry for stability, the shafts for control and speed, and now they’ve optimized the entire face to maximize faster ball speeds from every point on the face.

Tour quality, these shafts are weighted specifically to maximize the performance by flex. Three levels of weighting (55g W,A; 65g R,S; 73g X) match the flexes to give players optimum distance and accuracy.
Available in Regular, Stiff, Senior & Womens flexes.

Proforce V2 is designed for players seeking a flatter, more penetrating ball flight. The firm tip section produces a medium launch condition and increased ball speed. The Proforce V2 uses the most superior materials and design to produce a very stable, consistent golf shaft. The super low-torque provides maximum control for today’s larger club heads.

Aldila VS
The new Aldila VS Proto Series feature Aldila's exclusive Next-Generation Micro Laminate Technology. Unparalleled performance and feel. The straightest, longest shaft Aldila has ever offered - with feel other shafts can't well, touch. Designed for those who seek a low to mid launch angle.


Tuesday, August 11, 2009

TaylorMade Tour Preferred Irons

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TaylorMade Tour Preferred Irons
Stock Shaft - True Temper Dynamic Gold 
Inverted Cone Technology expands the sweetspot of your iron to maximize distance on your mis-hits 
Vibration-management cavity benefits you by giving you a solid sound and great feel 
The TaylorMade Tour Preferred Irons, where modern technology meets classic design

At first, I thought the Tour Preferred irons were forged. Point No. 1 for TaylorMade. They have created a finish that at once is classic and seen in many forged clubs, as well as being durable and able to last a long time.

The second tip that this is not your grandfather's irons is the pronounced use of the "inverted cone" on the back cavity on the clubhead. The inverted cone is a staple of TaylorMade's recent line of drivers. They introduced it recently into their irons with the Burner and Burner Plus series irons. But it really stands out with the Tour Preferred.

"TP" has been a TaylorMade designation for clubs that are more suited for lower handicap players. But while it is clear to me that the TaylorMade Tour Preferred irons are aimed at better players, a mid-handicapper can also play this club with its forgiveness. The topline is a bit thinner and the offset is less than with some other irons in the TaylorMade lineup. However, the secret ingredient is more weight in the heel and toe of the head and a "tour configured" sole which reduces turf drag. An undercut cavity shifts weight to the perimeter for forgiveness.

Performance is where the story gets interesting. I think the Tour Preferreds are a sweet change to some of the recent Taylor Made irons. Well-struck, center hits are rewarded with a buttery soft feel, very similar to a forged iron. Off-center hits don't lose much and the feel is not punishing at all. The irons are easy to work left and right, and for both lofted shots and knockdowns.

I'll say that while I have not been a real fan of the Dynamic Gold shafts that come stock with the Tour Preferreds, they took on a wholly different feel with the Tour Preferred irons because of the clever vibration-dampening medallion in the cavity. The designers at TaylorMade get extra points by incorporating the vibration-dampening feature into the back of the clubhead in a pleasing yet dynamic-looking manner. Looks, feel, performance - all the ingredients for success.

All in all, check out the Tour Preferred irons from TaylorMade. It's likely they can take your game to a whole new place.

Friday, August 7, 2009

The Greenbrier Classic set for 2010 TOUR schedule

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WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. -- The PGA TOUR and The Greenbrier jointly announced Wednesday that they have entered a six-year agreement, through 2015, whereby the historic West Virginia resort will sponsor and host The Greenbrier Classic as part of the FedExCup, beginning the week of July 26-Aug. 1, 2010.
The new tournament will be held on The Old White Course, The Greenbrier's original of four golf courses, dating back to 1914. The Greenbrier will form a separate non-profit charitable organization to serve as the tournament operator.
The announcement was made at The Greenbrier during an afternoon press conference that included resort owner James Justice, West Virginia Governor Joe Manchin, World Golf Hall of Fame member and Greenbrier Golf Professional Emeritus Tom Watson and, by videoconference, PGA TOUR Commissioner Tim Finchem.
"We are absolutely delighted that The Greenbrier, recognized as one of the truly great resorts and golf destinations in the world, will become part of the PGA TOUR in 2010 with The Greenbrier Classic," Finchem said from Akron, Ohio, where he is attending this week's World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational. "From our ongoing discussions with Jim Justice, I can tell you how totally committed he is to creating an exceptional tournament that is befitting of such an historic resort."
A West Virginian who was born and raised near The Greenbrier, Justice said he has had his sights on bringing a PGA TOUR tournament to The Greenbrier from the time he purchased the resort and The Greenbrier Sporting Club, a private equity, residential community, in early May.
"Players and fans alike will be stepping into the American story and experiencing a true national treasure," said Justice. "The genuine warmth of West Virginia will resonate among all that join us."
The Greenbrier has had considerable involvement with professional golf over the years. The Greenbrier Course, built in 1924 and renovated by Jack Nicklaus in 1977, played host to the 1979 Ryder Cup Matches as well as the 1994 Solheim Cup Matches. It also played host to a Champions Tour tournament from 1985-87. World Golf Hall of Fame member Sam Snead, the winningest player in PGA TOUR history with 82 victories, served as Golf Professional Emeritus from 1994 until his death in 2002. And Watson became The Greenbrier's second Golf Professional Emeritus in 2005. The Golf Club also features a large collection of Snead and Watson memorabilia.
"West Virginia has an incredibly rich golf heritage and The Greenbrier is a legendary golf destination, so it makes all the sense in the world for the PGA TOUR to choose this resort and our state for this prestigious tournament event," said Gov. Manchin. "I believe the excitement of the TOUR and the national exposure will bring even more people to our state to discover our great golf and hospitality."
Measuring nearly 7,000 yards and playing to par 70, The Old White Course originally was designed by Charles Blair MacDonald and most recently underwent an extensive renovation by Lester George to return it to its original design, reopening in 2006. In preparation for the tournament, minimal course modifications are expected to add a couple of tees and the practice facility will be enhanced.
"The Old White Course will make a tremendous tournament course in a traditional sense and The Greenbrier will provide a great experience for both the players and the fans," Watson said.


Callaway X-20 Tour Irons

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Callaway X-20 Tour Irons
If you have followed the evolution of the Callaway family of clubs, the X20's may the most technologically advanced irons that you can actually afford, a superb specimen that has some seriously popular genes in the blood, as the x14, x16 and x18 lineage can be seen and heard all over the X20's body. The more exotic members of the Cally iron family, such as the FT's or the Fusions have just too many add-ons, and too big a price tag!

The cavity back is deep and noticeable. The perimeter weigh distribution allows for some serious reposition of the CG back in the club, increasing the effective hitting area noticeably. My MX23' could only dream of such a big sweet spot! Now, you must also consider that there is a seriously big effort to provide more MOI, achieved via "extreme notch weighting" Callaway has made so popular. Made of 1020 stainless steel, they sure feel strong and muscular, but devoid of the wonderfully soft, buttery feel of high-end forgings. Tolerable? Absolutely. The X 20's do not stand out as harsh feeling sticks. I think they may be the sweetest feeling Cally's since the X forged!

Now, lets move on to the sole: do this sticks ever dig in? It is amazing the way they can work their way around rough and tight lies with ease. I was able to hit quite a few approaches from the rough that went up all the way into the green, and I think the weight and sole combination is a major cause of the improvement in this department: I usually miss short with my usual gear.

This stick recently won a gold medal in the latest Club Test of a major golf magazine, and considering the competition they faced...I find it quite amazing that such a beefy, thick stick could beat several player favorites.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

PING G15 Irons

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The long awaited PING G15 Irons have come out and golfers all around the world are breathless about the new set of clubs. PING has been one of the top golf club brands for the past fifty years. Due to their constant efforts to innovate the way golf clubs are made, professional golfers and casual golfers both love purchasing and using their clubs.

This set of irons was designed with medium to high handicap golfers in mind. If you want to hit your golf balls high into the air and make them fly straight towards your desired target, this is the set of irons for you. Those who have been privileged with the opportunity to test the clubs all attest to its excellent performance. But, what makes all this possible for the G15 Irons?

First of all, the Ping G15 iron face is thinner than previous iron models allowing for substantial weight to be added to the toe of the club – this weight redistribution produces a higher MOI which is obviously the name of the game when it comes to forgiveness on off-centre hits.

The face of each iron is thinner than ever before making the club seven grams lighter. Meanwhile, the center of gravity of the irons has been moved closer to the club’s head. This concentration of weight at the bottom of the clubs has resulted in increased moment of inertia, higher shot trajectory, and less ball spin..

The sole of the G15 is slightly wider in design which also helps to pull the CG lower and deeper which helps the golfer to get the ball in the air.

Another innovation is how the custom tuning port was moved further away from the face of the club’s head. Now, you can execute more stable shots with better distance control. This makes each golf shot you make more accurate and less likely to veer left or right, unless you really meant for these to do so.

A redesigned full cavity graphics badge at the club’s face makes your golf swing more comfortable. It gives your swing a better and more solid sound as well. If you have tried using the bestselling PING G10 Irons in the past then you will be glad to know that the G15 performs and looks much better than its predecessor.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Ping G10 Irons

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The Ping G10 irons perform as good as they look! The awesome finish was first used last year on the companies' Rapture irons. Now it’s been chosen as the perfect image-maker for the Ping G10’s. We reckon this is a master stroke as Ping irons in the past have usually had a duller less interesting finish.

Ping engineers have fine-tuned the amount of offset in the long irons which helps make them super forgiving whilst reducing offset in the short irons to increase control.

The darker faces frame the ball at address and extra weight located in the toe area helps raise the MOI. Meaning when you happen to miss shots you’ve a better chance the golf ball might still hit the green. Which is a real bonus when it comes to shaving the odd shot or two from a round!

The 17-4 stainless steel G10 irons are engineered with extreme low toe weighting to increase the moment-of-inertia for added forgiveness and consistency. The large, perimeter-weighted head features a new cavity shape and wider sole.

The centre of gravity is positioned away from the face and low in the club head to promote higher launching, lower spinning shots. By creating a new shape for the Custom Tuning Port (CTP), PING engineers stabilized the hitting area for consistent ball velocity across the club face. An elastomer CTP insert helps produce a solid feel and sound. The wide sole provides forgiving ground impact and contributes to the high launch characteristics of the iron.

“The cavity design of the G10 allowed us to add a lot more performance to our large headed, maximum forgiveness iron option,” said John K. Solheim, PING’s Vice-President of Engineering. “We’re able to remove weight from the face yet make it even more stable than before. The weight is then repositioned in the low toe to drive up the MOI and increase forgiveness. It’s a game improvement iron that will appeal to a variety of golfers.”

The G10 irons feature a stainless steel shot finish and Atomic Orange colour scheme and are available in 2-9, PW, UW, SW and LW.