We liked Sun Mountain's Speed E Cart. We liked their Micro Cart too. So - and I'm going out on a limb here, I know - it stands to reason we might very well like this upcoming Micro E Cart when it comes to market.
Have a look:
Among the giants of the golf industry, PING has always remained one of the quietest in the business. You never see commercials on TV. They only have a select number of pros which they endorse. They rarely even release new clubs. It seems like the word "hype" just isn't a part of PING's vocabulary.
But something felt different when PING announced it would release two entirely new lines of clubs. PING actually seemed excited. In fact, PING was going out of their way to tell anyone and everyone that would listen that its new clubs had monumental improvements. Even if you didn't like PINGs in the past, you start to wonder, what did they come up with?
After putting the driver through a full battery of tests it has certainly made an impression on me.
Have you had a look at any of Adams Golf's equipment lately? If you haven't, maybe it's time you check them out and see what they've been bringing to the market. The #1 hybrid company on the PGA, Nationwide, and Champions Tour has been hard at work, designing some very attractive new equipment that will likely appeal to all types of players.
Adams Golf has recently released four new A7 Select putters, as well as brand new Idea Pro Black hybrids. Maybe you're saying to yourself "hybrids just aren't for me." Maybe you also forgot about Turnberry this year, where some old guy named Tom Watson kicked the crap out of players half his age with his trusty Adams hybrids for the majority of the Open Championship. If that doesn't make you at least consider giving them a try, fear not, because we're also going to take a look at some affordable new putters that may suit your eye better. Kick back, relax, and put the TPS reports to the side, as we take a look at the new hybrids and putters from Adams.
Just as I promised last week, we bring you part two of our look at Titleist's soon-to-be-released clubs. If you missed last week's installment of The Bag Drop, you might want to have a look at it, as we took a look at the updated AP irons and Bob Vokey's newest conforming wedges.
If that left you hungry for more, or if you're simply interested in the more classic irons that Titleist offers, look no further, as this week we give you the details on Titleist's new-for-2010 MB and CB irons. As an added bonus for you putter aficionados, the new Scotty Cameron "California" family of putters also get the proper once-over.
Let's talk about everyone's favorite topic: birdies, who makes them, and how much it helps your round. I remember the first time I shot under 40 for nine holes: I shot a 38 that included two birdies. Take away those and I don't break 40 that day. Over a year before that, I birdied the 17th on my way to breaking 90 for the first time with an 87. A bogey instead would still have me breaking 90 that day, but the bird makes me sound clear and focused (the truth is that I had no idea where I stood on the 17th tee).
Most professionals aren't concerned with looking cool, and if they're worried about breaking 40 or 90, we probably aren't seeing them in the winner's circle on a regular basis. But they are concerned with birdies.
This week we take a look at birdies on the PGA Tour.
Last week, I assessed the performance of the microphone holders from CBS. This week, NBC's announcers are up for their single paragraph of scrutiny, or praise, as the case may be.
Before I proceed, I'd like to respond to what I anticipate will be the most prominent reader question: "If all these announcers/networks are so mediocre, what should they be doing differently to please you, you pompous doofus?" My answer is this: "You'll have to wait for my next column!"
Without further ado, on to the ratings!