RZN Golf Ball Review

Nike exited the hard goods business in 2016, but the original manufacturer of the RZN balls has brought them back to live (and store shelves).

When Nike exited the golf hard goods business in 2016, fans of the Nike golf ball with “RZN” technology grabbed all of the remaining balls that they could, fearful that the ball would never be seen again.

It’s not often that truly new things happen in the golf ball industry. The last may have been the switch to the solid-core ball at the premium level, started by Top-Flite, strongly pushed by Titleist, and now the realm of everyone including direct-to-consumer brands like Snell or Vice. A strong case could be made for the introduction of Nike’s “resin” technology, which isn’t constructed quite like other golf balls.

RZN Balls

As best as I can tell, Nike produced balls with Bridgestone for a number of years, but introduced the resin ball produced by Feng Tay Enterprises since 2006.

So, fans of Nike’s later golf balls rejoiced, and the rest of the world? Well, I suppose we were interested to see if the golf world had moved on from 2016, or if Nike was truly on to something that was reborn in the RZN.

Read on to find out what we thought of the RZN HS-Tour and MS-Tour balls.

TRUE Linkswear OG Feel Shoe Review

TRUE continues to smash out the hits with this lightweight, zero-drop, flexible shoe for warmer (dryer) days. Read on to see how I feel about the OG Feel.

TRUE OG Feel xxxxIf you see me playing golf, teaching golf, watching golf (in person, not on my couch!), or shopping at Lowe’s for golf training aids…, you’ll see me wearing a pair of TRUE Linkswear shoes. They’re my every-day, every-where, every-thing shoe, and I still have and wear pairs of them dating back to the original Tour.

I love that the original Tours, even though they looked a bit “clown-ish” according to my wife, had wider toe boxes and flexible soles, were zero drop, weighed less than most golf shoes, and were still waterproof and had enough grip to play golf in most conditions without fear of slipping.

Continuing (and improving) on many of those features of the original Tours, and among the latest from TRUE are the TRUE OG Feel. They have a lot to live up to.

Do they? Read on to find out.

Impact Press Training Aid Review

A simple training aid based on a classic drill.

Impact Press HeroThe Impact Press is a golf training aid that’s designed to teach you how to get proper impact alignments in your golf swing. Many golfers struggle with a flip or a roll through impact and often simply do not know what a proper impact position feels like. The Impact Press is designed specifically to train them to feel the correct mechanics through the hitting zone.

We like to say around here that “feel ain’t real.” Often a golfer will try to achieve something like shaft lean in their swing by simply feeling more shaft lean through impact and they’ll say they had the best range session ever, but when they look at a video of their swing, it looks exactly the same as it always has. The better ballstriking was merely the result of spending more time practicing and timing their compensations better. The Impact Press, when used properly, gives immediate feedback on whether or not they performed the swing correctly. Does it work? Read on to find out.

TRUE Linkswear TL-01 Review

TRUE Linkswear’s lightest shoe evokes a simple, classic style that appeals to many. Does it work for us?

I’ve been a big fan of TRUE Linkswear since the Tour debuted in 2010. The classic TRUE “way” is a minimalist, spikeless golf shoe that performs well in all sorts of weather and is comfortable and stylish.

TL-01 Black Sole

TRUE revitalized itself with the Outsider and Original in 2017, returning to their roots of minimalist, comfortable, stylish shoes that perform. That continued with the TRUE Knit and the TRUE Major.

The TRUE TL-01, introduced earlier this year, continues the old and recent tradition of delivering stylish, comfortable, minimalist shoes in all but one regard (we’ll get to that part), and is a welcome addition to the TRUE lineup, which also includes three shoes mentioned already: the Original, Major, and Knit.

How does the TL-01 stack up? How will it fit? How does it fit compared to the other TRUEs? Read on to find out…

4 Major Golf Courses for Your Bucket List

You’ll find in our article major golf courses that should be on your bucket list. From the outstanding views of the Sewailo Golf Club in Arizona to the challenging golf course that will test your abilities in Scotland, there’s something for everyone. So, if you’re looking for major golf courses that are definitely worth your time, keep reading.

Sewailo Golf Club – Tucson, Arizona
The Sewailo Golf Club is part of the Casino del Sol Resort, located in Tucson, Arizona. This is a golf course designed by the amazing Ty Butler that has designed many notable desert oasis style golf courses. The desert terrain is transformed into hills, turfgrass, and beautiful valleys. So, it’s safe to say that you will enjoy playing here.

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Royal County Down Golf Club – Newcastle, Northern Ireland
Royal County Down Golf Club is located in the breathtaking nature in Murlough Nature Reserve, and it’s one of the oldest golf courses in Ireland, established in 1889. The 18-hole links courses are exceptionally challenging, while the Championship Course was recognized as one of the best golf courses in the world by Golf Digest. Some of the tournaments hosted here include the Curtis Cup, the Irish Open, Palmer Cup, Senior British Open Championship, among many others.

Victoria – Melbourne, Australia
This is an undeniable top golfing destination designed by Alister MacKenzie, a famous golf architect who designed courses all over the world. The golf course has recently had a green replacement program, so you will find lush green playing surfaces. Whether you’re a skillful golfer or an amateur, your abilities will certainly put to the test. Victoria was home to the Women’s Australian Open and will also it will host the Men’s Australian Open in 2022.

Old Course – St. Andrews Links, Scotland
This is an iconic golf course, considered to be the ‘Home of Golf’ and one of the oldest golf courses in the world. Allegedly, golf was played here since the 15th century. It’s also one of the largest public golf courses in Europe, and it’s open to all. Legendary golfers like Jack Nicklaus, Tiger Woods, John Daly, have played here, among many others.

On the other hand, if you feel that you want to improve your skills, they offer first-class lessons for amateurs and skillful golfers. Here you will find many prestigious tournaments like the St Andrews Links Trophy, St Rule Trophy, and the renowned Open Championship and Alfred Dunhill Links Championship.

Callaway Epic Flash and Epic Flash Sub Zero Drivers Review

The Epic introduced Jailbreak technology. The Epic Flash introduces AI-designed faces. Skynet is here… and it may just get you some extra distance off the tee.

Callaway Epic Flash DriverTwo years ago, we loved Callaway’s Epic. It introduced a new design concept, Jailbreak, that paid noticeable benefits on the course. Understandably, Callaway sold a ton of drivers.

In 2018, Callaway introduced the Rogue. It was an improvement over the Epic in terms of forgiveness and was a very good driver (we liked it), but it didn’t fly off shelves the way that the Epic had. Maybe Epic owners didn’t want to upgrade their $500 drivers that quickly. Heck, maybe the teal color scheme didn’t appeal to golfers as well as the Epic’s green.

But Jailbreak truly delivered in both drivers, so when Callaway started to talk about adding its AI-designed Flash Face technology to a new Epic, we couldn’t wait to tee it up.

Comparing the Mizuno JPX919 Irons

Mizuno’s JPX919 line offers three (make that four) different models with very different playing characteristics. But find the right one for your game and good things could happen on the course.

The Mizuno JPX919 family debuted last fall with three members (and recently added a fourth). I compared launch monitor results from a few range sessions with 7-irons in the Hot Metal, Forged and Tour models. My findings are below, but first let’s take a look at what goes into these irons.

From reassuring to compact, the JPX919s have something for everyone.

Power Package Training Aid Review

The Power Package is supposed to help with a variety of things, but its one trick is just a bit too limited.

Power Package HeroEvery so often, a training aid grabs the market and enjoys a really nice run. In 2018, the Power Package was one of those devices, and after a full season of using it with some students, I’ve got some thoughts.

Endorsed by Tom Pernice Jr. and Lanny Wadkins, the Power Package aims to fix a number of swing flaws and increase distance. Simply put, the Power Package attaches near the bottom of your grip, and while making a backswing and in your follow-through, you guide your forearms into the “cups.”

Read on to see how I felt about the Power Package.

Wilson Staff eXo Carry Bag Review

Wilson’s new eXo carry bag is a lightweight carry bag loaded with multiple pockets and extra features to help you enjoy your round while carrying your clubs.

exoIf you are a serious golfer it is likely that you are also a discerning golf bag person. The golf bag is analogous to the toolbox for the golfer. A toolbox is extremely important to a tradesman. There are keys you look for in purchasing the toolbox, like weight, colors, organization, number of pockets, overall functionality, and durability. Many tradesmen I know have decals for showing off school colors or places where they have worked. They become personal and unique to the person using them.

With golf bags, the parameters important for a toolbox are also important for golf bags. This becomes doubly important if you carry your bag, put it on a push cart, or load it onto a golf cart for your regular round of golf. If for example you are a regular carrier of your golf bag then weight, pockets, and the stand are likely of key importance for you.

I was given a Wilson Staff eXo carry bag for review and I used it for about a month before writing this review. Because I am a serious golfer I took this review of a golf bag very seriously. I carried for a few rounds and had it in my regular configuration which is on a push cart. Without further ado, here is my thoughts.