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August, 2011

Adams Speedline 9088 UL Drivers, Speedline LP Fairways, and Idea MB2 Forged Irons

Aug. 23, 2011     By     Comments (7)

Bag DropAdams has been rolling out new clubs on the regular lately. Earlier this year they released the Speedline F11 drivers, and now they continue that line with the new Speedline 9088 UL driver, which builds on the numerous designs and technologies we've seen over the past few years.

Showing their dedication to not only the low handicappers, Adams released the Redline hybrid/iron set, which had the other 98% of golfers in mind. This week, we see the same dedication to all sorts of players with their release of the new Idea MB2 irons to keep the better player happy, as well as the release of new Speedline drivers and fairways. Follow along as we take a look at some of the newest offerings from Adams Golf.

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Volume Two Hundred Ninety One

Aug. 23, 2011     By     Comments (0)

Hittin' the LinksHello golf fans, welcome to another edition of Hittin' the Links. So is everyone out there ready for the Playoffs? I hope so because they are upon us. The field at the Barclays looks to be a good one, some new faces mixed in with some old ones who barely made it.

In this latest volume of HtL we start with a look at who barely made the playoffs, then find out why anyone can win a major, and investigate Mike Weir's season ending injury. Also, we look into players livin' it up, peruse Rory McIlroy's 2012 schedule, and do a wrap-up of the week's events. Read on!

Stories From Atlanta

Aug. 20, 2011     By     Comments (4)

Trap Five LogoThe 93rd PGA Championship concluded nearly one week ago, and Tour-rookie Keegan Bradley walked away the victor. Bradley is the first player since Ben Curtis in 2003 to win a major in his first appearance, and only the second in over 90 years. Bradley is also the first player ever to win a major with a belly putter, and his late-round five-stroke comeback was one of the best finishes of the year. In fact, despite declining ratings mainly due to the demise of Tiger Woods, this year's PGA has continued a streak of exciting PGA finishes, and it's refuting the assertion of the PGA being the least of the four majors.

TaylorMade Announces New R11 Irons

Aug. 20, 2011     By     Comments (3)

Bag DropYou'd have to be pretty blind if you didn't see this one coming. Following on the footsteps of the hugely successful R11 drivers and fairways comes the newest member of that family - the TaylorMade R11 irons.

I'll have to be totally honest, I fully expected to see a R11 SuperDeep or R11 CGB Max or some other variant in the driver/fairway category first, but instead TaylorMade has rolled out an iron that looks to be playable by a wide variety of skill sets. Hopefully the staffers will keep the all white outfits in the closet for this release :-P.Let's dig a little deeper and see how they did it.

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Volume Two Hundred Ninety

Aug. 15, 2011     By     Comments (1)

Hittin' the LinksWelcome golf nuts to another edition of Hittin' the Links. I certainly hope everyone out there caught the end of the PGA championship. What a finish, I have to give big kudos to Keegan Bradley. After he chipped into the water on 15 he could have easily just packed it in. Instead he decides to go birdie crazy amid the hardest stretch of holes on the golf course. And all of this in his very first major championship appearance!

In this edition of HtL we begin with a look at the long putter, then check into Tiger's upcoming schedule (or lack thereof), and investigate the Phil fiasco. Also on tap, we find out where Rory was heading Sunday night, peruse the final weeks until the FedExCup Playoffs, and do a wrap-up of the week's events. Read on!

2011 PGA Championship Final Round Chat

Aug. 13, 2011     By     Comments (2)

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Staff Predictions: PGA Championship 2011

Aug. 11, 2011     By     Comments (1)

Thrash TalkOften derided as the fourth major, trailed way, way behind the other three, the PGA Championship has actually staged some of the best finishes in recent history.

The 2011 edition sets up for drama, with the Steve Williams soap opera filling up space and reminding us that anything Tiger Woods-related remains the hottest of hot stories. Add the fact that Woods is back playing in a major since the Masters, a bucket-load of non-major winners are closing in on hoisting one of the four big trophies, and Atlanta Athletic Club could be the scene of one exciting golf tournament.

Will an established star such as Woods, McIlroy or Mickelson rise? Is this the week Lee Westwood or Steve Stricker breaks through? Maybe the newest Y.E. Yang. Read on to see what The Sand Trap staff has to say about it all.

PING Scottsdale, Sydney, and Anser Milled Putters

Aug. 9, 2011     By     Comments (0)

Bag DropFrom the company that defined an entire style of putter comes the latest in that style's namesake - the PING Anser Milled Series putters. As if that wasn't enough, PING has also announced additional putters, the first being new additions to the Scottsdale family, and the second, the new high-MOI, wide body Sydney putter.

This week, we're pretty short on words and instead decided to let the images speak for themselves, so let's dig into these new putters from PING.

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Volume Two Hundred Eighty Nine

Aug. 8, 2011     By     Comments (3)

Hittin' the LinksBuenos días golf fans and welcome to another edition of Hittin' the Links. How sweet it must be for Steve Williams to watch his new boss win his first World Golf Championship. That being said this whole break-up thing is getting a tad ridiculous. The bickering back and forth about how it went down sounds like it should be coming from a junior high girls' bathroom. Grow up a bit Stevie, cash the big check your boss just gave you, and move on with your life.

In this edition of HtL we begin with the cutest golf swing of all time, then investigate who left Tiger this time, and find out why Rory is leaning towards the PGA Tour next year. Also on tap, we take a peek at the official site of the 93rd PGA Championship, check out the soap opera that is the separation of Stevie and Tiger, and do a wrap-up of the week's events. Read on!

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