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Ping introduced its latest line of golf clubs: the i25s. The line is comprehensive, including drivers, irons, fairway woods and hybrids. Ping claims these new clubs increase distance while providing forgiveness and accuracy for a wide range of players. More on the Ping i25 driver: A replacement for the i20 driver, the 460 cc i25 is aimed at players who... Continue reading
Posted Jan 2, 2014 at The Shop Blog
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You may have spotted Hunter Mahan sporting an early prototype of the DryJoys Casual back at the Open Championship in July. This new family of spikeless shoes features a lightweight polymer outsole material dubbed "Fine-Tuned Foam." The two-layer outsole consists of a soft outer layer for cushioning and a firmer inner layer for stability and support around the foot. In... Continue reading
Posted Dec 13, 2013 at The Shop Blog
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DRIVER: TaylorMade SLDR (10.5°) with Fujikura Fuel 2.0 X-flex shaft FAIRWAY WOODS: TaylorMade R9 (15°and 19°) with Aldila RIP X-flex shafts IRONS: TaylorMade Tour Preferred MB (3-PW) with True Temper Dynamic Gold X100 steel shafts WEDGES: TaylorMade TP xFT (54° and 60°) with KBS Tour steel shafts PUTTER: Titleist by Scotty Cameron Newport 2 BALL: TaylorMade Lethal (Photo: AP) Continue reading
Posted Nov 5, 2013 at The Shop Blog
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DRIVER: TaylorMade SuperFast (8.5°) with Graphite Design Tour AD DI 7 shaft FAIRWAY WOODS: TaylorMade RocketBallz Stage 2 (15°) with Graphite Design Tour AD DI 7 shaft; TaylorMade RocketBallz (19°) with Fujikura Motore Speeder shaft IRONS: PING S55 (3-PW) with True Temper Dynamic Gold Lite X100 shafts WEDGES: PING Tour Gorge (54°) with True Temper Dynamic Gold S400 shaft; Callaway... Continue reading
Posted Oct 28, 2013 at The Shop Blog
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Bridgestone Golf recently inked a deal with 19 major colleges and universities to manufacture officially licensed team logo golf balls. The deal allows Bridgestone to use official team logos both on packaging and balls. If you're interested in sporting your college or university logo on your golf ball, here's a list of those included in the agreement: Alabama, Auburn, Clemson,... Continue reading
Posted Sep 20, 2013 at The Shop Blog
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DRIVER: TaylorMade R1 (9°) with Grafalloy Blue X-flex shaft FAIRWAY WOOD: Callaway Diablo Octane Tour (13° 3-wood) with Grafalloy Blue X-flex shaft, Callaway X Hot Pro (17° 5-wood) with Grafalloy Blue X-flex shaft IRONS: Callaway Legacy Black (3-PW) with Nippon N.S. Pro Modus3 120X shafts WEDGES: Cleveland 588 RTX (51°, 58°) with Nippon N.S. Pro Modus3 120X shafts PUTTER: Piretti... Continue reading
Posted Sep 3, 2013 at The Shop Blog
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DRIVER: Callaway FT OptiForce 440 (9.5°) with Aldila Tour White Rogue 70x shaft IRONS: Callaway X Forged irons (2 and 4), Callaway RAZR X Muscleback irons (5-PW) with True Temper Dynamic Gold X100 shafts WEDGES: Callaway Mack Daddy 2 (50°, 56°, 60°) with True Temper Dynamic Gold X100 shafts PUTTER: Odyssey White Hot Pro #3 BALL: Callaway HEX Chrome+ (Photo:... Continue reading
Posted Aug 18, 2013 at The Shop Blog
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DRIVER: Callaway RAZR Hawk Proto (8.5°) with Oban prototype shaft tipped 1 3/4" FAIRWAY WOOD: Callaway RAZR Fit Xtreme (16.5°) with Graphite Design G Proto shaft IRONS: Callaway X-Tour (2); Callaway RAZR X Muscleback (3-9) with Rifle Project X 7.0 shafts WEDGES: Titleist Vokey Spin Milled (48°), Titleist Vokey SM4 (54°, 62°) PUTTER: Odyssey Versa #1 Wide BALL: Callaway HEX... Continue reading
Posted Aug 5, 2013 at The Shop Blog
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DRIVER: Nike VR_S Covert Tour (9.5°) with Mitsubishi Diamana White Board 73 X-flex shaft FAIRWAY WOODS: Nike VR_S Covert 3-wood (15°) with Mitsubishi Diamana Blue Board 103 X-flex shaft; Nike VR_S Covert 5-wood (19°) with Mitsubishi Diamana Blue Board 103 X-flex shaft IRONS: Nike VR Pro Blade (3-PW) with True Temper Dynamic Gold X100 shafts WEDGES: Nike VR Pro (56°... Continue reading
Posted Aug 4, 2013 at The Shop Blog
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DRIVER: TaylorMade Burner Superfast (8.5°) with Fujikura Motore VC 7.2 X shaft FAIRWAY WOOD: Tour Edge Exotics CB4 (13°) with Fujikura Motore Speeder 8.1 X shaft HYBRID: Ping Anser (17°) with Aldila Tour Blue 85 shaft IRONS: Bridgestone J40 Cavity Back (4-9) with Aerotech SteelFiber i95 Constant Weight S-Flex shafts WEDGES: Bridgestone J40 (48°, 52° bent to 51°, 56° bent... Continue reading
Posted Jul 28, 2013 at The Shop Blog
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FAIRWAY WOOD: Callaway X Hot 3Deep (13°, bent to 12°) with Mitsubishi Rayon Fubuki K 70 X shaft, 43.25" HYBRID: Ping Anser (17°) with Mitsubishi Rayon Kuro Kage shaft IRONS: Callaway X Forged (4-PW) with KBS Tour V1 shaft (4-iron), and KBS Tour V2 (5-PW) shafts WEDGES: Callaway X-Series JAWS (52°, 56°) and Callaway Mack Daddy 2 U-Grind (60°, 64°)... Continue reading
Posted Jul 21, 2013 at The Shop Blog
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The new DG Pro Shaft ($40 per shaft) from steel shaft icon True Temper is designed with Progressive Technology, which is aimed at making long irons easier to hit and short irons more accurate. The technology utilizes a unique combination of shaft diameters and weights that shift throughout the set (lighter in long irons, heavier in short irons). "Our new... Continue reading
Posted Jul 16, 2013 at The Shop Blog
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It’s been nearly 20 years since the original Tight Lies fairway woods debuted in 1995. The oddly shaped, stainless steel heads featured an “upside-down” design to lower the club’s center of gravity. Those ultra-friendly woods eventually proved to be a hit with Average Joes and catapulted the company from relative obscurity. The latest stainless steel incarnation features a similar shape... Continue reading
Posted Jul 11, 2013 at The Shop Blog
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The USGA updates its list of conforming driver heads each Monday morning. Today, a prototype TaylorMade driver dubbed the SLDR appeared on the list. The photo here (courtesy of the USGA) clearly shows a moveable weight mechanism along the sole. This design reminds me of the technology used in Mizuno’s MP-630 Fast Track driver from 2010. A big difference is... Continue reading
Posted Jul 8, 2013 at The Shop Blog
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DRIVER: Cobra ZL Encore (8.5°), neutral setting, with UST Mamiya Attas T2 6X shaft FAIRWAY WOOD: TaylorMade RocketBallz (15°) with Graphite Design Tour AD shaft HYBRID: Adams Idea Pro Black (18°) with Aldila Voodoo shaft IRONS: Cobra S3 Pro MB (3-PW) with True Temper Dynamic Gold X100 shafts WEDGES: Titleist Vokey Design SM4 (54°) and Cobra Tour Trusty (61°) with... Continue reading
Posted Jul 8, 2013 at The Shop Blog
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DRIVER: Titleist 913D2 (8.5°) with Aldila Tour Blue 75 TX shaft FAIRWAY WOOD: Titleist 913Fd (15°) with Fujikura Fuel 85 X shaft HYBRID: Titleist 913H (17°) with UST Mamiya VTS 100 X shaft IRONS: Titleist CB (3-PW) with True Temper Dynamic Gold X100 shaft WEDGES: Titleist Vokey Design Spin Milled (54° bent to 53°) and SM4 (60° bent to 59°)... Continue reading
Posted Jun 30, 2013 at The Shop Blog
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DRIVER: TaylorMade R1 (9.5°) with Matrix Ozik 6m3 shaft FAIRWAY WOOD: TaylorMade RBZ Stage 2 Tour HL (16.5°) with Matrix Ozik 7m3 shaft IRONS: TaylorMade RocketBladez Tour (3-6) with KBS C-Taper shafts; TaylorMade Tour Preferred MB (7-PW) with KBS C-Taper shafts WEDGES: TaylorMade ATV (52°, 56°, 60°) with True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue shafts PUTTER: TaylorMade Spider Blade, 37"... Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2013 at The Shop Blog
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Check out the looks that all of your favorite players will be sporting at Merion this week: Photos courtesy of Nike Photo courtesy of Adidas Photo courtesy of Ashworth While Dustin Johnson will continue wearing the Adicross Tour, the rest of the Adidas Golf guys will be wearing this special U.S. Open Adizero Tour colorway: Photo courtesy of Adidas Photo... Continue reading
Posted Jun 8, 2013 at The Shop Blog
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DRIVER: TaylorMade R1 (9°) with Fujikura Motore Speeder graphite shaft FAIRWAY WOOD: TaylorMade RBZ (15°) with Aldila RIP Beta graphite shaft HYBRID: TaylorMade RBZ Tour (21.5°) with Matrix Ozik graphite shaft IRONS: Cleveland 588 MB (4-PW) with Aldila RIP graphite shaft WEDGES: Cleveland 588 RTX (52°, 56°, 60°) with True Temper Dynamic Gold steel shaft PUTTER: Odyssey Versa 2-Ball BALL:... Continue reading
Posted May 26, 2013 at The Shop Blog
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In light of the growing controversy over Sergio Garcia's racially insensitive comments about Tiger Woods at an awards ceremony at the European tour's BMW PGA Championship, Garcia's primary equipment and apparel sponsor, TaylorMade-adidas Golf, released a statement regarding the incident: Sergio Garcia's recent comment was offensive and in no way aligns with TaylorMade-adidas Golf's values and corporate culture. We have... Continue reading
Posted May 22, 2013 at The Shop Blog
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DRIVER: Callaway RAZR Fit (8.5°) with Graphite Design Tour AD DI7 shaft FAIRWAY WOOD: Callaway RAZR Fit 3-wood (15°) with Graphite Design Tour AD DI7 shaft HYBRID: Callaway X Hot Pro (18°) with Matrix Ozik HM3 Black Tie shaft UTILITY IRON: Callaway X Utility Prototype (21°) with True Temper Dynamic Gold steel shaft IRONS: Callaway RAZR X Muscleback (4-9) with... Continue reading
Posted May 19, 2013 at The Shop Blog
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Jason Day is coming off a T9 finish at the Players Championship, but to tailor his equipment perfectly for TPC Four Seasons, host of this week's HP Byron Nelson Championship, Day is adding a new weapon to his bag -- a 1-iron. Day explained the unusual decision in his pre-tournament interview on Wednesday: JASON DAY: I made one club change,... Continue reading
Posted May 16, 2013 at The Shop Blog
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DRIVER: Nike VR Tour (9.5°) with Mitsubishi Diamana White Board 73 X-flex shaft FAIRWAY WOODS: Nike VR_S Covert 3-wood (15°) with Mitsubishi Diamana Blue Board 103 X-flex shaft (pictured above); Nike VR_S Covert 5-wood (19°) with Mitsubishi Diamana Blue Board 103 X-flex shaft IRONS: Nike VR Pro Blade (3-PW) with True Temper Dynamic Gold X100 shafts WEDGES: Nike VR Pro... Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2013 at The Shop Blog
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Another major, another line of special edition gear. And while the U.S. Open isn't exactly around the corner, Cobra's getting us started with a first look at their commemorative red, white and blue driver. Because it's never too early for a little patriotism. Unlike for the Masters, when Cobra released 1,800 green AMP Cell drivers, they're cutting back the quantity... Continue reading
Posted May 6, 2013 at The Shop Blog
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DRIVER: Ping i20 (9.5°) with Ping TFC 707 X shaft FAIRWAY WOOD: Ping i15 (14°) with Grafalloy ProLaunch Red X shaft HYBRID: Ping Anser (17°) with Oban Kiyoshi X shaft IRONS: Ping S56 (3-PW) with Project X 6.5 steel shaft WEDGES: Ping Tour (54° and 58°) with Project X 6.5 steel shaft PUTTER: Ping Scottsdale TR Grayhawk BALL: Titleist Pro... Continue reading
Posted May 5, 2013 at The Shop Blog