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FootJoy ReelFit Shoes Review

Mar. 30, 2007     By     Comments (30)

ReelFit HeroNormally, a new version of FootJoy shoes would not be met with such a buzz. The latest versions would be upgraded with a slight modification of the lines and possibly the spikes might be updated for better traction. This wouldn't draw much attention in and of itself.

This time around FootJoy has added something new and exciting. The BOA Lacing System adds a new twist and level of technology never seen in golf shoes before. Gone are the days of loose fitting shoes and laces the come undone or wear out. Now comes a new generation of golf shoes that not only need no breaking in, but fit perfectly right out of the box.

Too good to be true? Not really.

Sun Mountain RainFlex Pullover Review

May. 19, 2006     By     Comments (0)

Sun Mountain LogoKeeping dry on the golf course is important in many parts of the country all the time and in all parts of the country some of the time. Sure, you may have been blessed to live somewhere with very little precipitation, but the Pacific Northwest in not such a place.

They say that if you're not prepared for the rain in Washington, well, you'll be wet more often than dry. We've grown accustomed to playing golf in the rain, though not without the aid of technology. More than even Starbucks, Gore-Tex™ and other waterproof materials get us through the days.

Tifosi Optics Sunglasses Review

Apr. 7, 2006     By     Comments (7)

tifosi_logo.jpgAre you the sort of person who has multiple pairs of sunglasses laying about? One in the car, one in your briefcase, one in your jacket pocket. And, hopefully, one in your golf bag (in case you haven't heard, prolonged exposure to the sun is bad for your eyes. Got it?).

Tifosi Optics is a sunglasses manufacturer that would like to streamline your sunglasses setup with a nifty interchangeable design that makes each pair of the company's shades a triple threat. Does that make the Tifosis three times as good as other sunglasses? Read on to find out.

Rosasen Apparel Review

Aug. 23, 2005     By     Comments (3)

Rosasen LogoThis might just be me, but I hate having separate clothes that I wear to golf in and that I wear everywhere else. I consider myself a stylish guy, and since I can remember, I've had a separate wardrobe dedicated to golf appropriate attire (Ashworth polos, khakis, etc.) and then my everyday clothes (more stylish shirts, pants, etc.). Having all those different clothes drove me crazy, it was just too much. Not to mention my golf clothes were really dorky looking, and I hated that. I remember in high school, grabbing a bite to eat after a tournament and seeing a girl I liked at a restaurant and being embarrassed because of my golf attire. It just wasn't cool.

PGA Championship Club Counts

Aug. 22, 2005     By     Comments (1)

pgachampionship_baltusrol_logo.jpgThe PGA Championship has been over for awhile, but club geeks are still talking about the fact that Phil Mickelson used both a TaylorMade r7 TP 3-wood and a Titleist 980F 4-wood in his victory (see SirShanksAlot for more).

Late last week, GolfWeek published the official club counts, and geeks dove right in. Can you guess who the five players using the Titleist hybrid woods were? How about the three lonely souls playing Maxfli golf balls?

USGA Sued by Glove Maker

Aug. 3, 2005     By     Comments (4)

The Bionic Golf GloveIf the glove doesn't fit the guidelines, then you must deem it non-conforming. Sure, that may not be as catchy as Johnny Cochran's famous slogan, but that's what the USGA has been preaching to Louisville Slugger. Hillerich and Bradsby Co., manufacturer of the Bionic Glove line and Louisville Slugger baseball equipment, has filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court against the United States Golf Association involving the Association's approval of the Bionic Golf Glove.

The Bionic Golf Glove was designed by Louisville hand surgeon Jim Kleinert and advertised as an aid to golfers with arthritis due to it's ergonomical design. The glove has neoprene between the fingers and on the flexpoints of the hand as well as padding placed throughout the palm and fingers. The glove's padding is the culprit when it comes to seeking the USGA's approval. Rules state that the glove be "plain" and meet 12 of the USGA Equipment Standards Committee's guidelines such as "[the glove] shall not have features such as any other contrivance or device that might assist the golfer in making a stroke."

Moseau Bamboo Fiber Shirt Review

Jul. 29, 2005     By     Comments (1)

MoseauIt's not often that one thinks about their shirt when playing golf except to be annoyed: annoyed that it's soaking up their sweat or that the left sleeve is in constant need of tugging up or that it keeps coming untucked on their follow-through.

As Josh mentioned in his Adidas ClimaCool Polo Shirt review, technology has finally come to the golf polo. Adidas, Callaway, Nike, and other manufacturers have mixed natural fabrics with synthetics and achieved solid results: wrinkle-free, stain-proof, moisture-wicking shirts with sun protection.

A company called Moseau has gone an entirely different route. Instead of synthetics, Moseau uses all natural fibers to construct their shirts. The fibers? Why, they come from bamboo.

3M Greptile Premium Golf Glove Review

Jul. 27, 2005     By     Comments (7)

3M Golf LogoMost golfers I know love to shop around for new golf equipment. It's like Christmas morning any time of year! We all love to test out the latest drivers, irons, wedges, and putters. But if there's one golf item I hate buying, it's gloves. I am very hard on golf gloves and go through several every year. I live in Oklahoma, where the humidity at times is overwhelming, and humidity and golf gloves definitely don't get along. I rediscover this fact every year.

New Adidas Tour 360 and FootJoy GF:II Shoes Coming Soon

Jul. 21, 2005     By     Comments (1)

Adidas Tour 360Your feet are about to look a whole lot fancier on the golf course as industry leader FootJoy and TaylorMade-owned Adidas release new shoes geared towards merging fashion with function and form with flair.

The Adidas shoe - the Tour 360 - recently won the prestigious ispovision Global SportStyle Award for men's footwear. The most unique feature of this shoe? The lack of a sole under the arch of the foot. It's got a heel and plenty of spikes under the ball of your foot, the famous three-line Adidas acts as a support system. To quote Adidas:

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