Wednesday, 09 January 2013 00:12
Used to be, you had to make a lot of choices when ordering your golf clubs, selecting things like loft and face angle sometimes before you even got a chance to hit the club. With the TaylorMade R1 Driver ($400), all you really need to worry about is the flex of the shaft. Thanks to an adjustable loft sleeve, the R1 gives you twelve options between 8º and 12º to find the one that's right for you, as well as two shot shape weights, and a face angle sole plate that give you the ability to select between seven options of neutral/square, open, or closed. Once all that's dialed in, the new graphic on the crown will help you get the face squared up and aligned correctly, so all you need to worry about is smacking the ball down the fairway. Arriving February 1st.
Thursday, 26 July 2012 18:42
For all of Ping's drivers — and they do make some great ones — there's been a noticeable hole in their lineup: an adjustable model. The Ping Anser Adjustable Driver ($440) fills this gap, offering a low-spin, 460cc head crafted from Ti 8-1-1 — a light, low-density alloy with a matte black finish — and the ability to add or subtract half a degree of loft using the adjustable hosel. Available with your choice of four high-performance shafts.
Saturday, 21 July 2012 00:39
Tiger Woods is officially back folks. Maybe not back as in "winning majors" back but when he's making shots as difficult as Jordan's fadeaway, he's at least to the point of "we can all watch golf again" back. In the British Open today, Woods hit the amazing bunker shot shown above after shanking a routine approach. With two more days to play in the tourney, Tiger's in third place, four shots back of the leader. Enjoy.
Saturday, 16 June 2012 22:05
We're pretty sure they're not USGA approved, but if you simply want to go out and enjoy a round or five of golf without needing to venture into the fairways and forest surrounding your hole, pick up a pack of Polara Ultimate Straight Golf Balls ($25-$35). Thanks to the company's Self Correcting technology that incorporates different sizes and depths of dimples, these WonderBalls™ correct slices and hooks by up to 75 percent and up your enjoyment of the game by at least as much.
Monday, 09 April 2012 23:11
In need of an upgrade this golf season? You could do a lot worse than outfit yourself with the clubs of the latest Masters champion. Bubba Watson used a custom — and very pink — Ping G20 Driver ($300) to crush his drives off the tee, then followed those up with a healthy dose of G20 woods, Ping S59 irons, Ping Tour-W wedges, and a Ping Redwood Anser Putter to seal the deal. Green jacket not included.
Monday, 26 March 2012 19:44
Air New Zealand is running a world-first to celebrate their sponsorship of the upcoming New Zealand PGA Pro-Am Championship, The 30,000 Foot In-flight Putting Challenge. The promotion is exactly what it sounds like, a putting tournament in the aisle of a mid-flight Air New Zealand plane. More information about the challenge, teeing off March 22nd 2012, can be found here. It’s definitely a cool idea, but you can’t really do much with the narrow aisle of a commercial airplane other than lay down a green rug and hope for some turbulence to make things interesting. Enjoy.
Monday, 26 March 2012 02:47
As Tiger Woods walked down the 18th fairway at Bay Hill Country Club, everybody from grown men to little girls let out shrieks of praise as they witnessed a golf icon end the longest winless streak of his career. When Woods walked up to his ball, he let out a brief smile, knowing he was about to taste sweet relief, an unloading of pressure that has built on him over the past couple years. [Read More]
Monday, 12 March 2012 04:32
Only a week after Tiger Woods tore the course up with a final-round 62 and sent anxious fans into a flurry of "Tiger back!" claims, his high was kicked back into the sand trap when he was forced to leave the WGC-Cadillac Championship with a leg injury. His cart-assisted exit came on the 12th hole after spanking a 321-yard drive. [Read More]
Monday, 05 December 2011 14:10
After two long, long years, Tiger Woods is finally back. Woods went birdie-birdie on 17 and 18 to beat Zach Johnson by one stroke at the Chevron World Challenge.
Woods finished at -10. Woods trailed Johnson by a stroke entering 17, and birdied after Johnson’s putt lipped out. Woods responded with a birdie on the final role, and let out his trademark fist pump and roar. [Read More]
Tuesday, 18 October 2011 12:58
Maybe J. Cole was still feeling the embarrassment of getting schooled in basketball by Complex's Damien Scott. Or maybe he’s trying out for the PGA Tour.
Actually, he’s probably just trying to expand his horizons. While out in Dallas, Cole and his boys hit the golf course for a round of 18 holes. I could take this dude in Tiger’s favorite sport. Put money on that.