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Guys, bear with us momentarily because this ball could help your game.
Bridgestone Golf has had considerable success with its Precept brand, particularly on the women's side. The company's new Precept Lady iQ+ ball is touted to be Precept's softest ladies' ball ever--quite a statement given its soft predecessors. Bridgestone says the ball's larger core offers improved distance, while its softer cover enhances greenside feel and spin.
The soft core also features Bridgestone's Gradational Compression Technology to increase distance by allowing for greater ball deformation at impact. With that in mind, the Lady iQ+ could be a good choice not only for women, but also for men with slow swing speeds. The ball, after all, doesn't know if a man or woman is swinging the club.
The ball is offered in white, pearl clear and pearl pink and carries a shelf price of $19.99 per dozen.
In the golf industry, it isn't always the big manufacturers who develop the most innovative products. We're not saying SCOR Golf will be the next Ping or Callaway, but the new SCOR4161 scoring clubs are a good first step. (SCOR Golf, BTW, is the parent company of Eidolon Golf, one of the industry's better custom-wedge companies).
SCOR Golf says its SGC3 progressive weighting in the 4161 scoring clubs give golfers the ability to build a precision, custom-built set of scoring clubs from 41 to 61 degrees in loft. You can build a set of scoring clubs with the lofts you prefer for play. For example, a set built to 43/47/51/55/59 (or any combination) will have those numbers on the sole.
The forged SCOR 4161 scoring clubs each feature Eidolon's V-SOLE technology and proprietary GENIUS shafts co-engineered with KBS and UST Mamiya. Suggested retail price for five SCOR 4161 clubs is $639.
August 15, 2011
Linking in a Luxury Golf Cart
We're hoofers at heart, but we'd stoop to carting if all golf carts looked like this. It's a Pennwick, and it's a head-turner.
Keep in mind that Pennwicks are luxury golf carts (also estate vehicles and electric carts for retirement communities, hotels and resorts), so if you have to ask about the price ($15 to $21 K) you can't afford it. Father and son John Southwick and John Pennington (hence Pennwick) have been in the luxury golf cart business for six years and can either customize one for you, or you can select from these five models:
Italian Sports Car
Built on club car chassis, Pennwicks have fiberglass bodies, OEM paint, marine-grade upholstery, working headlights, tail lights, turn signals and hazard ligh
August 08, 2011
Papa's in the House--the New G20!
It's always an event when Ping Golf introduces a new driver. So here comes the G20.
Designed for players of all ability levels, the G20 features large external weighting that helps launch the ball high with low spin for maximum distance and accuracy. Ping's high-balance-point TFC 169D shaft enables you to swing a club head with more mass at the same speed (see video), creating a higher MOI and generating faster ball speeds.
At the recent Open Championship, the G20 driver was Ping's most popular model, with nine in play. Perhaps most impressive, however, the G20 carries a suggested retail price of $330--meaning it'll be on shelves for less than $300.
The G20 stainless steel fairway woods ($220) also feature external weighting along with a low and deep center of gravity. Ping says players can optimize their ball flights by choosing the higher-launching TFC 169F shaft or, for a lower trajectory, the TFC 169F Tour version.
August 04, 2011
Golf Humor--5 Funny Quotes
So many funny golf quotes and so little time. Here's a sweet sampling:
"The only sure rule in golf is: He who has the fastest cart never has to play the bad lie." ~ Mickey Mantle
"I was three over today: One over a house, one over a patio and one over a swimming pool." ~ George Brett
"After all these years, it's still embarrassing for me to play on the American golf tour. Like the time I asked my caddie for a sand wedge, and he came back ten minutes later with a ham on rye." ~ Chi Chi Rodriguez
"I never pray on a golf course. Actually, the Lord answers my prayers everywhere except on the course." ~ Billy Graham
"While playing golf today, I hit two good balls. I stepped on a rake." ~ Henny Youngman
With more breathable, lightweight fabrics, golf apparel has almost become part of a player's high-tech equipment arsenal. Performance Sports Brands Energy is upping the ante--and technology--with Energy Athletic Golf.
The company says this is the first golf apparel that provides a true technological and competitive advantage. Hmmm. The exclusive IonX Ionized Energy Fabric, the company says, features a negatively charged, electromagnetic field embedded into its structure. The fabric stimulates delivery of oxygen to the muscles through the bloodstream and brain, which theoretically provides golfers with increased energy, strength, focus and accelerated recovery. It's basically the same concept as magnetic bracelets or necklaces, but there's a much larger surface area.
Whether you believe in this or not, the shirts are lightweight, wick away moisture and hang well when worn. Former PGA Champion Paul Azinger has signed to wear Energy Athletic Golf and appear in company commercials.