Equipment

Titleist’s Vokey Design SM7 Raw wedges adds a new unfinished version to its line this week, and while “raw” wedges are by far the most popular among Titleist’s tour staff, the new SM7 Raw actually actually will be in the hands of average golfers before most tour players. The SM7 Raw, available through Vokey.com today,
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The Cobra King Forged Tec Black irons may be seen as another in the growing segment of players distance irons featuring multiple pieces, thin, flexible face inserts and feel-enhancing damping cavity materials. But like the company’s recently introduced F8 irons, the King Forged Tec Black represents more than Cobra’s effort to improve golf clubs. Rather,
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The Callaway Mack Daddy 4 wedges, introduced in January, will join the Callaway Customs program, giving consumers the opportunity to personalize their new wedge in more ways than there are wedges in the company’s line. That’s saying something because Callaway’s total stock offerings of wedges include 42 offerings in 21 loft/bounce configurations and two finishes.
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Bridgestone Golf brand ambassador and PGA Tour star Bryson DeChambeau, right, participates in a Bridgestone ball fitting in Las Vegas using the B-FIT app. It only took a few minutes, but Gary Harvey says the ramifications have lasted a long time. After going through Bridgestone’s ball fitting program—twice over four years, mind you—his handicap dropped
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The Miura MC-501 irons, as is no surprise from the company that’s been making forged irons in the family factory in Hemiji, Japan for six decades, continue Miura’s long-time focus on the basic feel of old-school carbon steel than some 21st-century material or collection of substances. The MC-501 is the latest in the company’s approach
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Given the variety of designs, an iron model’s distance is relative. The range of lofts on most 7-irons, for example, stretches from 26 to 34 degrees. So one brand’s 7-iron might be equivalent to another brand’s 5-iron. Our advice: Ask a qualified clubfitter to show you the dispersion on five to 10 shots with each
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As much as everyone would like to think that people are getting all jacked up about walking the course, fact is that staff and cart bags still account for 45.2 percent of all bag sales at on- and off-course shops according to industry tracking firm Golf Datatech. As such, new introductions in this category aren’t
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Wedges can be confusing. A Golf Datatech survey found that 56 percent of serious golfers said having the right bounce angle was important, but only 42 percent understood what it was. (It’s the angle formed by the sole and the ground plane.) It’s clear that configuring your wedge set requires thought and testing. Wedges played
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TaylorMade’s new Hi-Toe Milled Grind wedge, a design that drew inspiration from both the company’s current staff of top tour players as well as from a decades-old model, expands the Milled Grind series to include a distinctive shape aimed at producing lower-launching and higher-spinning shots around the green. The Hi-Toe features a raised upper corner
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In 2004, back when—believe it or not—drivers with adjustable hosels weren’t even legal, Golf Digest’s decision to rate equipment for the first time in its 54-year history wasn’t entered into lightly. Now that the Hot List is in its 15th year, and the idea of a driver without adjustability is considered almost radical, our sense
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