Here is the 3rd and final preview post of the trio of PING Scottsdale putters I’m testing now. This is the “Shea” putter, a mini mallet which is simple in design like the previously mentioned PING ZB S putter.
PING Scottsdale Shea Putter - Click to zoom
Ping has a whole putting arc system called “Fit For Stroke” to match putters with player’s putting arcs, rather than trying to match putting strokes to putters. The Shea is designed for putters with a “slight arc” in their stroke.
PING Scottsdale Shea Putter - click to magnify
Hooked On Golf Blog PING Scottsdale photo gallery
PING Scottsdale ZB S putter first look
PING Scottsdale Senita putter first look
The 2nd of three PING Scottsdale putters which I’ll be reviewing soon. I couldn’t wait to post some images of how beautiful these babies are. Enjoy.
Nice clean look the ZB S has from behind. Not too much going on. Click to zoom.
Click either image or here for the HOG PING Scottsdale photo album. (more…)
Back on February 8th, 2009 I posted my review of the Upright Caddy RACR. The Upright Caddy RACR is a four wheeled golf push cart or trolley (UK) which holds the golf bag in an upright position. I also sat down and talked with Andy De Carlo about the unit and gave him a face to face honest assessment of the product and what I would change if I could.
Since then Andy has come up with a newer and better model. The new unit for 2011 is called the RASR and not the RACR. Honestly I don’t get either name as neither is actually a word. In this review I’ll discuss what the strengths of the new RASR are, and also highlight the features which have been improved over the RACR. I’m fairly sure that I’ll get my RACR’s and RASR’s mixed up at some point, so I apologize in advance for that.
Just like the RACR, the RASR holds the golf bag and clubs in a vertical position. This is MUCH better than any other golf push cart on the market, no matter if they’re two, three, four or 84 wheels. Club access and bag access are all far better than carts which hold the bag at an angle. Even using a club towel is easier.
The RASR is light. The frame is made from aluminum tubes, not steel. The RASR’s wheels are a very light plastic.
The cart is easy to push because of the light frame and wheels, and the solid wheelbase.
I sense the latest fad in golf drivers developing. Last week I started testing a new Bridgestone J40 driver which isn’t the max 460cc’s. It is 445. And today Nike announced the new VR PRO Limited Edition Forged Driver which comes in a 300cc’s, pictured below.
Nike Golf VR Pro Limited Edition Forged Driver - click for more images
Nike VR Pro Limited Edition Forged Driver Photo Gallery
Nike’s VR Pro LE press release
I see a lot of golf clubs and seldom do I react like I did when the Maruman Shuttle i4000X 3-Wood arrived. This club is quite a sight to behold.
Maruman i4000x Fairway Wood - Click to zoom. I highly recommend it!
Would the performance of the club match its aesthetics?
Maruman is a Japanese golf company headquartered in Tokyo, Japan which dates back to 1950. They have two primary offerings, golf equipment and health related products. The golf division makes a complete line of men’s and women’s golf clubs, golf bags, golf shoes, golf gloves and travel bags.
And now on to the Shuttle i4000X Fairway…
Shuttle i4000X Fairway Wood Design
The first major design point about the shuttle i4000X is the size. The 3-wood is the largest on the market at 230 cubic centimeters.