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February 28, 2012

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 result is a higher launch angle, less spin and more speed. That means more distance. Just ask Sean O'Hair. Tom Olsavsky, TaylorMade's director of product creation for metal woods, told me that Sean's distance off his RBZ 3-wood increased some 30+ yards compared to his previous 3-wood.

Chances are the average player won't get that kind of distance, but it's worth a try.

New TaylorMade RocketBallZ & R11-S are finally here! Two new forces of innovation are now available from TaylorMade. Get them now, shipped to you today at Global Golf!

February 21, 2012

Friendly Yardage Finder-It Speaks

This was one of the coolest things at the PGA Merchandise Show. It's the Golf Buddy Voice, a yardage finder you can clip to the brim of your hat, visor or belt.

The Golf Buddy Voice is about the size of an iPod Shuffle. It speaks accurate distances to the green on more than 33,000 preloaded courses; it holds up to 40,000 courses.

To learn a yardage, press the button on the face of the unit, and the distance to the front, middle or back of the green is spoken and shows on the screen, alongside the hole number and par.

The Voice ($199) can change from yards to meters, has an 8-hour rechargeable lithium battery, tells time and always knows what hole you're playing.

Golf Buddy Voice Golf GPS

Golf Buddy Voice Golf GPS

February 15, 2012

Get Close With 30 Pitching Drills

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!

$.99 is all you pay to access the 30 Pitching Drills Video Series.

February 14, 2012

New Bridgestone B330-RX

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.

Bridgestone Tour B330-RX Golf Balls - 12 pack

Bridgestone Tour B330-RXS Golf Balls - 12 pack (Personalized)

Bridgestone Women's Tour B330-RX Pink Golf Balls - 12 pack

February 07, 2012

The 4 Worst MAJOR Meltdowns

Like train wrecks and car crashes, we can't stop rubbernecking at miraculous meltdowns in any of golf's four majors. Here are some of golf's epic colossal collapses:

  1. Greg Norman, 1996 Masters. The Great White Shark had a six-shot lead going into the final round. Five hours later after a painful-to-watch 78, Norman's dreams of a green jacket lay in ruins.
  2. Jean Van de Velde, 1999 British Open (above video). The befuddled Frenchmen only needed a double-bogey six on the final hole, and he botched it big time.
  3. Phil Mickelson, 2006 U.S. Open. That darn double-bogey on the 18th at Winged Foot made Mickelson look like America's version of Van de Velde on that final day.
  4. Rory McIlroy 2011 Masters. For 63 holes Rory looked unbeatable. The back nine at Augusta on Sunday ate him up, and he shot 80.

February 06, 2012

Chip Like a Champ, Not a Chump

Check the video

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:

  1. Choke up to the bottom edge of your hybrid's grip.
  2. Use your putting grip.
  3. 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 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:

  1. 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.
  2. Putt with confidence. You know a putter is special when the company wants you to try it against your own putter.
  3. 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

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