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March, 2009

Scotty Cameron Rolls Out Kombi Mallets

Mar. 10, 2009     By     Comments (15)

Bag DropI must say that when Scotty Cameron comes out with a mallet putter, it certainly strays from the ordinary (remember the Futura Phantom, anyone?) and his latest incarnation continues to do just that.

It seems like Mr. Cameron is staying with his red cherry-dot theme for 2009 with the Studio Select lineup and those features and looks carry over to a mallet versions, the Kombi, Kombi Mid, and Kombi Long.

Tag along as we check out the latest putter to get the "red-dot" treatment from Scotty Cameron.

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Volume One Hundred Eighty One

Mar. 9, 2009     By     Comments (2)

Hittin' the LinksHello again and welcome to Hittin' the Links. The PGA Tour season is well underway and spring is right around the corner. Those of you out there in the colder climates, keep your heads up, golf season is almost here. But until then…

In this latest edition of HTL we first check into the next round of litigation between Callaway and Titleist, investigate the best way to stay dry and quiet, and find out why the seniors get it. Also, we look into post bail-out tournament sponsorship, see where Tiger will play next, and, of course, do a full wrap up of this week's tour events. Read on!

Nike Dymo and Dymo2 Driver Review

Mar. 7, 2009     By     Comments (46)

Nike SQ Dymo HeroWhen I first saw that Nike had come out with another set of drivers I have to say I wasn't all that excited. My experience with Nike's golf gear has been favorable for the most part. I have carried their clubs in my bag from time to time, but I have always found myself going back to the manufacturers that have been around a little longer. I am a traditionalist at heart, and Nike's drivers just always seemed a little "out there" for me. They had these goofy two tone crowns and the noise, the sound that emitted from them was ear shattering at best. There was always that one little thing about my Nike club that bothered me. Not bad equipment, but just not my cup of tea.

So when these two new Dymo series drivers arrived at my doorstep, I gave myself a little pep talk in the form of "Let's give 'em a shot!" I am happy to report that I'm glad I did. Nike seems to have read my mind and improved on their drivers in virtually every way they could have (to me). It looks to me like a great deal of good traditional golf club design went in to the making of these. And out came what I believe to be the best product I have seen Nike put out to date.

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If I Was King of Golf

Mar. 6, 2009     By     Comments (18)

Trap Five LogoMarch is the cruelest month above the Mason-Dixon Line. It teases us with the breath of Spring from time to time, and then blasts us with more snow and cold winds. It's a time of year that can drive a golfer to fits of lunacy… like imagining what it would be like to be King of Golf.

I don't mean imagining what it would be like to "the King," Arnie (in the day, that had to be a blast), or golf's current king, Tiger (I suspect that wouldn't suck, either). No, I mean, what would I change about golf, if I could change anything I wanted to.

Naturally, I want to reverse my handicap. Go from my -9 to a +9, and see what the PGA Tour is really all about. But that's too easy. Everyone would want to do the same thing. I'm more concerned with the bigger questions of golf. Here are five things that, with tongue more or less in cheek, I'd like to see changed about golf.

The Worst of the Worst

Mar. 5, 2009     By     Comments (17)

Thrash TalkSince I have been in the habit of airing my grievances as of late, I'm going to continue that trend for another week, albeit with a much more insidious target than Phil Mickelson. Those of us who play golf regularly and attend tournaments are most certainly familiar with this individual; although, as I learned quite recently, his natural habitat may be the driving range (more specifically, the indoor golfing facility).

Golf Talk [Episode 108]

Mar. 4, 2009     By     Comments (7)

Golf Talk PodcastTiger's return lasts only two days, Geoff Ogilvy wins another WGC event, Titleist and Callaway go at it again, and some guy wins an alternate field event. Also this week, two new sponsorship changes on the PGA Tour and a whole lot more in this episode of Golf Talk.

You can subscribe to the RSS feed for our podcasts here or download Episode 108 as an MP4 file. For those who want to subscribe to us in iTunes, click here.

For this week's Show Notes - links to articles we discuss in the show and additional information - just read on.

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Sun Mountain Rolls Out Micro Cart and Four 5 Carry Bag

Mar. 3, 2009     By     Comments (17)

Bag DropBack in the day (okay, only about five years ago) I would look every spring to see what the newest carry bags had to offer. About a decade ago, I had a carry bag that had 14-club individual dividers that I sorta liked (although the design left a lot to be desired) and I was always on the lookout for something similar but better.

I've since quite carrying my bag but the folks at Sun Mountain must have been thinking of me when they designed their new Four 5 carry bag. To top it off, they've also come out with one of the sweetest-looking push carts on the market today with the Micro Cart. I walk the vast majority of the time and my push cart is one of my most indispensable pieces of golf equipment, so I'm very intrigued by this offering.

Tag along as we check out the latest from Sun Mountain.

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Volume One Hundred Eighty

Mar. 2, 2009     By     Comments (0)

Hittin' the LinksWell Sand Trappers, Tiger's comeback was a little anti-climactic but fortunately for us there were some good golf stories this week that didn't include Mr. Woods. So sit back, relax, and let Hittin' the Links take you for a tour of whats what in golf.

In this new edition of HTL we investigate Luke Donald's ailing wrist, find out what Jim Thorpe forgot to do, and look into the upcoming Barkley-Haney joint venture. Also we see what Greg Norman thinks about PGA Tour purses, review which sponsors are in or out with the Tour, and do a full recap of this week's winners. Read on!

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