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Sean O'Hair Gets 30+ Yards Longer (and so did I....I give these clubs (driver and 3 wood and hybrid)a 5 *+ review, please go test drive these clubs yourself, WOW!!!! JN)
TaylorMade's original plan was to have the RocketBallz line of metal woods be an extension of its successful Burner series. But after hearing player feedback that the ball "rocketed" off the club face, TaylorMade decided to create the new RocketBallz franchise, something TaylorMade is very good at.
The RBZ fairway woods ($229) are a little deeper than previous TaylorMade metals and with a thinner face and crown. Combined with TaylorMade's Speed Pocket, the fairway woods' center of gravity is farther forward than traditional fairway woods.
The pitch is a b-----. It's often considered the toughest shot of all -- and that's unfortunate because it can make or break a hole. The reason: A pitch swing is generally a lot shorter than a full swing. You need to make solid contact; you need some touch; and you need to turn your lower body through the shot.
To perfect your pitching game, you need to check out the 30 Pitching Drills Video Series. In this series, Chuck Evans, one of Golf Magazine's Top 100 Teachers in America, demonstrates:
Drills to perfect your pitching stroke
How to control the club shaft with right forearm
Cut-shot therapy for the pitch shot
The pitch shot when the ball is above or below the feet
Of these 30 pitching drills, one of them is bound to be your key to a confident short game -- and lower scores!
Bridgestone Golf's new B330-RX and B330-RXS golf balls feature Dual Dimple Technology that was first introduced in Bridgestone's E Series of balls. This technology improves accuracy, but, frankly, it seems a bit of overkill to incorporate the technology in the B330-RX, which already is a "self-correcting" ball. (It's amazing to watch a B330-RX begin off line using a driver or iron and fight back on line.)
To make it all work, Bridgestone created shallower dimples on the B330-RX balls ($44.99/dozen); Bridgestone also created a mantle-layer material that reduces sidespin and backspin on longer shots.
The smaller inner dimples increase thrust power at launch for greater distance, while the larger outer dimples promote a shallow angle of descent for increased roll out upon landing.
Your short game can make or break your mood, frankly. It's like this: You hit a beautiful drive and then an approach shot that makes you drool. Now, there are only a few feet of light rough between you and the green. You're set up for an up-and-down par or a par-5 birdie -- if you chip well. You do, and you feel like a champ. You don't, and you feel like a chump.
Golf Magazine Top 100 Teacher Tom Stickney has a pretty good idea for making you pretty good at this chip: Use your hybrid instead of your lob wedge. Stickney says it makes the shot "idiot proof" (we like that). Here's how:
Choke up to the bottom edge of your hybrid's grip.
Use your putting grip.
Swing using 25 percent of the power of your normal putting swing from the distance to the hole.
(I use a 6 iron........great results.......better than an 8 like so many have been told......it is the lack of loft that gives more control)
February 01, 2012
Putter Appeases Perfectionists
Perfectionists can get apoplectic about putting; they over-think everything -- the stroke, the stance, the stick -- and their results stink. This putter, the Medicus OverSpin, helps in three ways. You'll:
Relax in trusting the design. Check out the beveled front edge; it won't snag on the putting surface. The angled-face design eliminates skidding and hopping. The long, flat bottom with front grooves keeps your stroke flat and true through impact, and the OverSpin is center-shafted to help the face be balanced.
Putt with confidence. You know a putter is special when the company wants you to try it against your own putter.
Save money. Medicus is so sure you'll love the Overspin that the company will let you try it risk-free for 30 days for only $19.95. Also, free shipping! If scores don't improve, send it back and you won't be charged