Titleist’s soon-to-be-released 913 drivers offers the company’s fastest face, increased forgiveness, and five different stock shafts.
Titleist, as it has done every other year for the last few years now, is updating their driver offering with the release of the 913 series of drivers. Like the 910 series, there will be two different models – the larger, more forgiving D2 and the smaller, more workable D3. Also coming back is the SureFit system which allows the golfer alter the loft and face angle of the club. While there are a lot of similarities between the 913s and the 910s, there are a lot of new features as well.
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PING finally gets into the adjustable driver market with the introduction of the PING Anser Driver as well as introducing new fairway woods, hybrids, and irons.
For a few years now, the big trend in the driver market has been the introduction of adjustable clubs. We first saw this with the TaylorMade R9 line and over the last few years the majority of companies have fallen in line and introduced some sort of adjustable driver. Up until this point, PING has stayed away from this market, but with the updated Anser line (which also includes fairway woods, hybrids, and irons) PING now has an adjustable driver.
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Are the new VR_S forged irons the fastest irons yet?
If one pays enough attention to the golf world, and more specifically the equipment industry of the golf world, it is easy to see that there are numerous trends. For example, one such trend is an increase in the use of belly and long putters. Keegan Bradley was the first player to ever win a major using one and now three of the last five had one in the bag for their major victory (Bradley, Simpson, Els). Another trend is the increased focus on speed that companies now have. We have seen companies creating lighter drivers for a good while now and the idea behind it is that the faster the club can be swung the further the ball will go.
Until now, this concept has not really been applied to irons. This is exactly what Nike has done with the new VR_S Forged irons.
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Cobra Golf teams up with Ferrari to create a luxurious new driver and creates a special AMP driver to honor Rickie Fowler’s “Sunday Orange.”
Over the summer, Cobra Golf will release two special edition drivers. The first, debuting in July, is a creation based on a collaboration between Cobra equipment engineers and aerodynamics engineers at Ferrari. The result is a fast, beautiful, and expensive driver that is the centerpiece of the Ferrari Golf Collection.
The second special edition on its way is an all orange version of the Cobra AMP driver. Much like the all pink driver that PING created for Bubba Watson, Cobra has essentially done the same with the AMP driver for Rickie Fowler. For those that thought that the original AMP was a lot of orange, you ain’t seen nothing yet.
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Nike launched the VR_S driver with the claim that there were “none faster.” Read on to find out if they were right.
Since Nike burst onto the golf equipment scene roughly a decade ago, they have been one of the more forward-thinking, technologically advanced companies around. They were among the first manufacturers to introduce square drivers with their SasQuatch line and jumped into the adjustability game early on with the original version of the Str8-Fit hosel.
Lately, all of the rage has been making the drivers as light as possible. The idea is is that the lighter they are the faster they can be swung and therefore the further the ball will go. The VR_S is Nike’s newest entry into this category of driver. The claim by Nike is that there are “none faster” and the company even held “speed trials” at golf shops around the country letting golfers around the country compare their current driver to the VR_S. Read on to find out if Nike has winner.
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Cleveland Golf goes old school with retro looking drivers and the reintroduction of the 588 series of wedges.
Cleveland Golf has long been a company that many golfers have turned to, especially when it came to wedges. The original 588 wedge was regarded as one of the best ever made and many of those wedges stayed in the bags of their owners until there were no more grooves left on the face. Since the time of the original 588 many things have changed at Cleveland Golf, such as the namesake of the company, Roger Cleveland, moving over to Callaway Golf. During that time Cleveland has continued to make high quality clubs and have been very successful with the CG line of wedges as well as their jump into the world of super light drivers.
Now the company has brought back the 588 wedge as well as introduced new irons to go along with them. In addition to that, they have taken their drivers and given them a classic look.
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Callaway’s new GPS now features ProMode giving users aerial photos and video flyovers of the course they are playing.
In the world of golf, there are two major categories when it comes to rangefinders: laser and GPS. Both types of units can be really good but neither is without fault ether. For instance, lasers are deadly accurate and can be used on any course, but if one suffers from shaky hands they can be a pain to use.
In addition, you have to have a clear line of sight to the target to get a reading. GPS range finders, on the other hand, don’t need that line of sight and all you have to do is look down at the unit for your yardage. Unfortunately, GPS presents new problems. Sometimes, a particular course is not available, you might not be able to get yardages to locations other than the center of the green, and the overall accuracy is diminished compared to a laser.
With the release of the upro mx+, Callaway is looking to alleviate many of the issues with GPS units.
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Nike introduces new golf shoes inspired by FREE technology as well as new members to the Method family.
Nike, still a relative new comer in the golf world, has made a name for themselves over the last decade or so by taking the time to research and develop their products properly. While not everything they have come out with has been the best looking, their products pack a lot of features and technology and the new shoes and putters from Nike are no exception.
This week we’re looking at some new models in each of those lines: the new Tiger Woods TW ’13 Nike Free-inspired shoes, and new putters in the Method line.
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Cobra release the AMP line of clubs with something for players of all abilities.
2012 is going to be a big, big year for Cobra. For a company that looked like it may be falling by the wayside, some major changes have taken places. Earlier we saw the company partner up with Puma and along with that came the signing of two of the game’s brightest stars, Rickie Fowler and Lexi Thompson, to endorsement deals. Along with the new star golfers are the new AMP series of clubs, and while the bright orange color may be a little unique, there is something for players at every level.
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