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October, 2010

Titleist Introduces 910 Drivers – First Adjustable Models from Titleist

Oct. 26, 2010     By     Comments (19)

Bag DropBob Dylan sang "Times They Are A-Changin'," though in the world of golf equipment, it may have never been as true as it is now. While others have had a few different variations of adjustability, Titleist had yet to jump on the bandwagon. As they say, being first to market doesn't equate to being better.

Does this mean that adjustable drivers have reached a point where it's so mainstream that the adjustability factor has no effect on how "traditional" people perceive a manufacturer and their clubs, or does it simply mean Titleist is evolving out of that "traditionally traditional" mold? Though the introduction of the 910 series as well as the AP Series might lead one to believe they're just progressing and working in new technology, who really cares either way?? Plain and simple we, as players, are getting a beautiful new adjustable driver from one of the most established, respected names on the market.

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Volume Two Hundred Fifty Five

Oct. 25, 2010     By     Comments (0)

Hittin' the LinksHello again golf fans and welcome to yet another edition of everybody's favorite column, Hittin' the Links. One more event remains in the 2010 PGA Tour season, one more shot for many players on the bubble to make sure they retain their cards. But first the Tour will take off a couple of weeks for the big cats head overseas for the CIMB Asia Pacific Classic and the WGC-HSBC Champions. That gives the rest of the lot two weeks to get their games in tip top shape before they head off to visit Mickey Mouse.

In this newest volume of HTL we begin with a look at party animal Anthony Kim, then take note as Adam Scott moves into his prime, and investigate why Rickie Fowler is cooler than Justin Bieber. Also, we find out how much money Elin really got, look in on the youngest winner ever on the European Tour, and check out the amazing end to the Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospital Open. Read on!

Is it Equipment or Technique? I Vote For Both

Oct. 22, 2010     By     Comments (13)

Thrash TalkI'm constantly stumped by the venom and vigor of golfers who swear anything can be fixed with the right equipment, and those who say with enough lessons and practice, you can break par with 25-year-old gear.

I've straddled the line through the years, often falling more on the "answers are in the dirt" side, but I took it to another level. Being around pro shops I'd heard my share of tips and advice, but as a Harvey Penick disciple, I didn't want to weigh my golf mind down with much other than "take dead aim."

More recently I've overhauled my golf bag, kicked the only putter I've ever known to the curb, and spend way way too much time reading about equipment I'll never own.

With all that in mind, I'd say I was prime for a learning academy revelation.

Mizuno MP T-11 Wedges, MP-53 and MP-63 Irons Round Out Fall 2010 Lineup

Oct. 18, 2010     By     Comments (8)

Bag DropThis week at Bag Drop, we shift gears from Mizuno's new game improvement JPX line to the latest in their game enhancement MP line. Though the MP line has naturally evolved over the last few years, there are a few things we all expect to stay the same - the buttery feel, the near perfect sound, and the understated, modern good looks.

Also included in this week's roundup is the newest in the MP T- line of forged wedges, the MP T-11. I could give you a long, drawn out introduction, but quite frankly, I know you want to get to the good stuff, and we have a lot to cover this week, so let's get started!

Volume Two Hundred Fifty Four

Oct. 18, 2010     By     Comments (0)

Hittin' the LinksHello there fellow Sand Trap faithfuls and welcome to another volume of Hittin' the Links. The end of the season is near and with the amount of money necessary to keep a tour card these days its no wonder some PGA Tour players are beginning to sweat a little. It will be an interesting story to watch play out as we get closer and closer to the season ending event at Disney World on November 11th-14th.

In this volume of HTL we begin with a look at the Great White Shark's impending nuptials, then turn our attention to some transgender issues on the LPGA Tour, and see the star studded field headed to the Chevron World Challenge. Also, we investigate exactly how much money is needed to stay on Tour, find out why it might be Captain Jose, and do a wrap-up of the week's events. Read on!

Mizuno Introduces JPX-800 Series Irons

Oct. 15, 2010     By     Comments (8)

Bag DropHow do you improve on one of the more popular game improvement lines of the past few years? If you're Mizuno, you don't - instead, you pull all the great ideas and technology from your assets around the world, and build something new.

Some may mourn the loss of Mizuno's MX line (myself included, the MX-300s are still seeing heavy rotation in my bag, and I don't plan on changing anytime soon), but after taking a look at the new JPX-800 and JPX-800 Pro there's a good chance those feelings will change. The JPX line, in fact, is set to be Mizuno's global (as in, not U.S. or Japan only, as we've seen in the past) brand of game improvement gear, and becomes the newest complement to the award winning MP line.

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Lessons from the 2010 Ryder Cup

Oct. 14, 2010     By     Comments (8)

Thrash TalkWatching this year's Ryder Cup through the fog of too little sleep and the sputtering pace brought on by epic rain made for quite an experience. When it was all said and done, and I'd caught my breath from a dazzling final day of singles matches, I realized there was plenty to take away.

From the telling difference between the captains, to the way certain players stepped to the forefront on the biggest stage and in the most crucial situations, we can draw conclusions that will last far longer than Europe's champagne hangover.

More New Equipment From TaylorMade-adidas Golf

Oct. 12, 2010     By     Comments (2)

Bag DropTaylorMade-adidas Golf has keeps pumping out the goods, as they have improved on a number of familiar designs, and unleashes a new Ghost just in time for Halloween. Okay, that was kinda cheesy, I know, but when I see something that easy, I just can't help myself.

Yes, we've got a number of odds and ends from TMaG this week. On the apparel side, there are some very classy new shoes, and some versatile new outerwear just in time for the chilly months. On the equipment side, the Burner line of balls have undergone some improvements, while another one of the popular Rossa putters gets the Ghost white paint treatment. There's a lot to cover this week, so lets get started!

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Mizuno MP-630 Fast Track Driver Review

Oct. 12, 2010     By     Comments (13)

Mizuno MP-630 Fast Track Driver HeroWhen you say the name "Mizuno" to the typical golfer, they first think of one thing - forged irons, often a muscleback or blade type material.

If this typical golfer kept thinking, they might never arrive at "drivers," let alone drivers with adjustable weights. As popular as Mizuno is for their irons, they're at least as unpopular for their hybrids, fairway woods, and drivers.

Unfortunately, their stellar irons overshadow an impressive woods/metals lineup, the best of which may very well be the MP-630 Fast Track driver. Read on as we shed a little light on Mizuno's under-appreciated driver.

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