Equipment

The tour is often an incubator for ideas, particularly when it comes to putters. Players will ask for certain types of putters or certain sightlines or, well, pretty much anything. Bettinardi’s latest limited-run putter—the Antidote—was born out of such inspiration. Originally produced as tour prototypes, the Antidote series includes three head shapes made from soft
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TaylorMade’s myRoundPro, the stat-tracking GPS app, now is expanding its reach through a partnership with Samsung. The partnership brings myRoundPro, which tracks performance through the strokes-gained statistical analysis metric made popular by the PGA Tour, to Samsung’s latest Gear wearables, including the S3 smart watch and Fit2Pro fitness band. Round tracking has become a burgeoning
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Fujikura’s Speeder Evolution IV, the latest shaft to build on the Speeder platform introduced in the late 1990s, offers a new feel for better players looking for a low-launch, low-spin shaft option. While the Evolution IV starts with a similar launch profile to the Speeder Evolution II, the softer feel comes through a softer mid-section
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The hardest clubs to design in golf? You’re looking at them. These irons have the classic compact shape that better players prefer, but with technology for forgiveness (multiple materials) and distance (thin-face inserts) that make them playable for the rest of us. This marriage of old and new technology has caught the attention of the
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The putter has been perceived as equipment’s technological holdout. For years, golfers were reluctant to embrace innovation in the club they used most. That has changed. Physics give mallets an advantage over blade-style putters in forgiveness, stability and alignment, and tour pros have made them cool. More than half of the top 50 players in
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The Titleist DT TruSoft announced the golf ball market leader’s commitment to low-compression golf ball technology when it was introduced two years ago. Now, it’s been updated with a design that features a new core and cover that continue the challenging twin themes of soft feel and distance. Those attributes in a relatively affordable two-piece,
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