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January, 2011

Adams Introduces Speedline F11 Drivers and Fairway Woods

Jan. 12, 2011     By     Comments (1)

Bag DropThough it seems like everyone is starting to realize the benefits of a clubhead that is aerodynamically enhanced, the guys that started it all continue to refine those qualities of their drivers and fairway woods while adding complementary new tech along the way. Adams Golf now brings us the successor to last year's Speedline FAST 10 with the new Speedline F11 drivers and fairways, promising even more reduction in drag.

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Volume Two Hundred Sixty One

Jan. 10, 2011     By     Comments (0)

Hittin' the LinksHello golf fans and welcome to the first Hittin' the Links of 2011! We took a little R&R over the holidays but are back with all that is going on in the world of golf. How about this Camilo Villegas debacle, I cannot believe that Tour players are getting on the guy who turned him in. I really thought golf was a gentleman's game, this new turn of events saddens me.

In this first edition of the year we begin with a search for Stuart Appleby's missing putter, then investigate Camilo's rules gaffe, and then do a workout with Natalie Gulbis. Also on tap, we learn how to hit driver off the deck, check out the 2011 LPGA Tour schedule, and do a wrap-up of the Tournament of Champions. Read on!

How to Get the Most out of Your Practice

Jan. 7, 2011     By     Comments (2)

Trap Five LogoA little over a month ago, I gave you Five Ways to Play Golf Over The Winter, and one of the options was to go to the driving range. While going to the range is great practice, if you simply hit golf ball after golf ball without a plan for improvement, you won't be able to make the most of your practice. When I hit the range, I see too many people take a very inefficient approach to hitting golf balls, and this doesn't allow them to improve quickly. By following these steps, you will find yourself getting better, faster, and more able to go from the driving range to the course.

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Staff Predictions: 2011 Season Preview

Jan. 6, 2011     By     Comments (3)

Thrash TalkWith a full offseason to put his off-course woes even further in the rear-view mirror, the golf world is bracing for Tiger Woods, the golfer. Not Tiger the partier, the cheat, or the punchline. Wood finished 2010 winless, and each time he tees it up in 2011, the question will surface: when will the losing streak end? If you believe The Sand Trap staff consensus, Tiger's slump is all but over. But will he return to dominate, or just look like an ordinary Top Ten player?

As for sleepers, there's more than a little love for Sergio to surge. As for players of the year, will the Europeans build on their gains of 2010? Or can the Americans find the magic atop to rankings again?

Ten Questions for 2011 #4: Which Golfers Will Win for the First Time?

Jan. 6, 2011     By     Comments (3)

Thrash TalkThe holidays have come and gone, and it's time to see some PGA Tour golf. The 2011 season starts this weekend in Hawaii, and it's going to be one of the most intriguing years in recent history. One of the things that happens every season is golfers picking up their first PGA Tour win. Graeme McDowell, Rory McIlroy, and Justin Rose are three golfers who broke through and won for the first time on American soil in 2010.

Which golfers will get their PGA Tour breakthrough win in 2011? Keep reading to find out. I've put together a list of five golfers who will find the winner's circle for the first time this season. Some are probably more obvious than others, but it's a strong list nonetheless. Enjoy!

TaylorMade Announces R11 Drivers, Burner SuperFast 2.0 Drivers, and Forged TP MB, MC, and CB Irons

Jan. 5, 2011     By     Comments (3)

Bag DropFirst and foremost, I hope everyone had a great Christmas and New Years! Now that we've got that out the way, it's time for Bag Drop to get back on track, and what a better way to do just that than with a huge release of products from TaylorMade?!

They're back at it again with the latest additions to the proven Burner and "R" lines of drivers, but they also churned out a what will likely be a real treat for fans of TaylorMade's forged players irons. We've got a lot to cover, so lets not waste any more time with introductions!

Mizuno JPX-800 Pro Review

Jan. 5, 2011     By     Comments (20)

Mizuno JPX-800 ProThough Mizuno said goodbye to the MX series this year, they had the new JPX series waiting in the wings to fill the game improvement gap. Of course I jumped at the opportunity to review the new JPX-800 Pro, since this new series would replace that which contained the MX-300s I loved so much.

Though a large number of players may not have been very excited about this change, Mizuno was there to reassure everyone, saying that this was their biggest commitment to the game improvement category yet, and that the JPX series may in fact be a game changer. When a global company such as Mizuno pools all of their talented engineers from around the world, you know they really do mean business. So how did that pay off in real world results?

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