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July, 2010

Miura Releases K Grind Wedges

Jul. 7, 2010     By     Comments (14)

Bag DropThis week is somewhat of a first for Bag Drop, as this marks the first time we've given dedicated coverage to Japanese clubmaker Miura. Does that mean they haven't been worth mentioning up to this point? Absolutely not! In fact, it's quite the opposite.

I'm sure a number of you have heard the name from time to time, often from someone either praising the exceptional feel and performance of their irons, or making the claim that the manufacturer forges irons for Tiger Woods, and many other tour players. While I'm not going to touch that subject with a 1-Iron, I will give you a little bit of background on Miura and then we'll take a look at their new forged K-Grind wedge.

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Volume Two Hundred Forty

Jul. 6, 2010     By     Comments (0)

Hittin' the LinksG'Day Sand Trappers and welcome to another edition of Hittin' the Links. HTL is coming to you a little late this week due to our nation's birthday, but better late than never I always say.

In this volume we start with a look at who is injured, find out who is listening to their biological clock, and check out the British Champions Challenge. Also on tap, we find out who made the field at St. Andrews, look into what Tiger shot in a recent pro-am, and do a wrap-up of the week's events. Read on!

Filming Your Golf Swing

Jul. 5, 2010     By     Comments (17)

Casio FH25Vijay Singh was once famously quoted for saying that he doesn't look at his swing on video because he'd be tempted to make it look pretty rather than focusing on building a swing that works. This quote is often used by people trying to justify why they won't record their swing or buy a camera.

Unfortunately, Vijay's quote was taken out of context, misunderstood, or was simply untrue. Singh has used high-speed cameras to record his swing for years and maintains a large library of his videos. While practicing, he often has his caddie or others record his swing, and will stop to look at things and make adjustments.

I think that what Vijay Singh was trying to say is that he values function over form. That's fine - and something virtually every good golfer has in common. And while it's true that form follows function in the golf swing, the opposite is also true: function follows form. A high-speed video camera is a useful, valid tool in improving both the form and function of your swing.

“The Last Putt” Book Review

Jul. 3, 2010     By     Comments (3)

The Last PuttIt might seem easy today to generate some book sales and media hype when you throw the name Tiger Woods on the cover or in the title. With the fame of being the world's best golfer (and now tabloid fodder), all you need to do is put his name somewhere on the cover, toss in some nuggets (whether factual or not), and generate some book sales.

While I'm certain there are or will be plenty of books coming out to cash in on his fame or notoriety, The Last Putt: 2 Teams, One Dream, and a Freshman Named Tiger is certainly not one of them. Oh, to be sure, Tiger is in the title and a picture of him is on the dust jacket but this book is not a memoir of Tiger's college days. While he's the most well known in the much heralded cast of characters, it is the story of desire, determination, camaraderie, and a little bit of destiny sprinkled in that takes center stage.

Should you add The Last Putt to your summer reading list? Read on to find out.

Getting Fit, Part Two

Jul. 1, 2010     By     Comments (4)

Bag DropAfter a little hiatus, The Bag Drop is back this week, with the second part in our guide to getting fit. In part one, we looked at some of the online resources available to assist you in finding the right shafts for your game. This week, we'll touch on a little bit of the same, but also touch on what's available on the Internet when it comes to looking for new grips.

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