Equipment

You might think that all metalwoods are designed to do the same thing: launch it high with low spin. In a way they are, but they go about it in different ways. The newest metalwoods target certain types of swings: (1) big hitters who need shots to launch with less spin; (2) slower swingers who
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Players who need the game-improvement trifecta of high launch, distance and forgiveness want irons that don’t trade on those characteristics. They want ultra-forgiving sets that maximize distance with oversize shapes or even hollow heads. That makes them almost like mini-drivers, with fast-flexing faces and stable bodies that help mis-hits fly closer to perfect. Their wide
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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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