Equipment companies compete for distance by messing with lofts

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In Tom Wishon’s book 12 Myths That Could Wreck Your Golf Game, Wishon points out that the numbers on the bottom of your irons don’t mean diddly any more. The critical number is the loft angle. Simply put: The lower the loft angle, the farther the… more »

Nike OZ Black T130 has one key design feature

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Michelle Wie made her first cut in a men’s tournament this weekend (historical!), and finished in a tie for last place (yawn). But I’m not here to debate the relative merits of the SK Telecom Open as a respectable Asian Tour event. I’m here to… more »

TravelGolf.com Blessing, part 2

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In my last blog, I noted that TravelGolf.com appears to be a blessing for players and equipment manufacturers. After we write about them, good things happen. As further evidence of this happy phenomenon, I notice that The Secret by Michael Cortson is… more »

Sports Illustrated Curse; TravelGolf.com Blessing

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You've all heard of the Sports Illustrated Curse, right? The one that says when you're featured on the cover of that esteemed periodical, you're bound to lose. Or get hurt. Or both. Well, it appears we here at TravelGolf.com have the opposite effect.… more »

Movable weights in drivers come in a variety of flavors

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Movable weight technology is all the rage in equipment today. This trend is huge in drivers, obviously, but even extends to putters. In case you’ve been living in a cave or in the desolate confines of Lanny Wadkins’s vocabulary, the point behind m… more »

Kohler makes golf great; immigrants made Kohler great

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While writing about The American Club in Kohler, Wis. and the courses at Whistling Straits and Blackwolf Run, I was struck not only by the amazing variety and imagination of the Pete Dye courses and the sumptuousness of the resort, but also by the histor… more »

Adams Golf is king of Champions Tour

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Although they weren’t marketed as “escape clubs” or “hybrids,” it could be argued that the Adams Tight Lies fairway wood was one of the first modern hybrids. Introduced in 1996-7, the shallow face and “upside down head” was billed at the pe… more »

Online golf instruction at Virtual Golf Instructor

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It’s hard for me to get into a practice schedule. I try to grab a few usually rushed minutes here and there. And I can pretty much forget about scheduling regular lessons with a local pro. Who has the time? Then when a few blessed practice minutes d… more »

TaylorMade re-enters ball market with TP Red and TP Black

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It seems like just yesterday when several club manufacturers decided they wanted to enter the golf ball market. Nike, Callaway and TaylorMade all introduced balls, with quite different results. Though none challegened the practical hegemony of Titlei… more »

Laser Link Quickshot easy to use and speeds play

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In the past, I’ve raised some issues about laser range finders being used in official rounds. Personally, I have no problem with the high-tech devices, but I was concerned that perhaps they wouldn’t speed play as much as promised. Well, based on i… more »

Fairway Girl makes gear for future LPGA players

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Last summer, my six-year-old daughter became interested in golf. Or I should say more interested. For several years, we have enjoyed going to the practice putting green together. This time, though, she expressed interest in taking a full swing at the bal… more »

Masters pet peeve: Lanny the Commentary Guy

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You can't stop the rain. And you can't help but give shots back around Amen Corner. And maybe you can't even stop dopey phtographers clicking during your backswing. But can someone please stop Lanny Wadkins? Perhaps no other announcer in the history o… more »

The first Masters blog on TravelGolf.com

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As The Masters begins, and golf bloggers from TravelGolf.com to Timbuktu start tippy-tapping their pudgy fingers till they're black and blue, I thought I'd take the briefest moment to blow my own horn. (I mean, hey, that's essentially what most bloggers… more »

Ecco Casual Cool Hydromax: Golf shoes have finally gotten cool

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I remember my grandfather’s golf shoes with a slight shudder. They were ratty leather wingtips and saddle-shoes with cardboard-thin and dangerously slick leather soles. They were always damp, inside and out, and after even nine holes, he’d complain o… more »

Nike SasQuatch does it again at The Player's Championship

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A couple of months ago, I pointed out that Nike's SasQuatch (SQ) driver was being used to win a lot of tournaments recently. With Stephen Ames's win at The Players Championship, this swoosh-dominance continues. Frankly, up until now I had not bee… more »

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