Yesterday I had the pleasure of touring Cleveland Golf / Srixon world headquarters here in Huntington Beach, California. Keith Patterson in the PR department was my tour guide and I had a fantastic time exploring the facility. And let me tell you, it is a “facility.” I was very surprised to find out that quite a few of their golf clubs are manufactured and assembled right here in the USA.
Cleveland Golf / Srixon Headquarters - Click to view the INSIDE!
I got quite a few funny looks and comments because of my “attire” or lack thereof. I had literally come straight from the beach in my flip flops and bathing suit. In fact, I had sand on my feet and my bathing suit was still wet. When I got back to the beach, it was at that time that I realized I was wearing a t-shirt which said “get leid” on it. No wonder I got so many funny looks!
Unfinished Cleveland wedges. I want one... Click for larger image.
Yesterday I played my Tuesday league with my buddy Dan. I’ve been playing some very mediocre golf lately and didn’t come into the round expecting much.
I decided to put a couple of new products into play, one being the new Bridgestone e5 golf balls with the “dimple in dimple” pattern. Somehow I shot a 70, my low round of the year! I gave an e5 to my buddy Dan to try. Check out his comments in this video below:
Club Glove Microfiber Golf Towel. Click to enlarge.
For my 2nd golf towel review in the past week (I’m on fire), I’m featuring the Club Glove Microfiber golf towel. I’ve got this towel in play right now and have for about 15-20 rounds, including my recent rounds in Scotland.
The Club Glove Microfiber towel is a pro-tour size towel at 17×40 inches. As the name implies, the fabric of this towel is much more dense than a standard towel which allows it to hold 300% of its weight in water. The fabric is also lint free.
With the micro fibers, the towel is soft enough to use on glasses, or delicate surfaces which you don’t want to scratch. I’m a bit paranoid of doing my glasses though, as I use the towel to clean my clubs and certainly dirt can get on the towel which would scratch them.
The texture (left) of the towel is similar to that of a small waffle pattern. This helps absorption and gives a nice varied surface for cleaning clubs.
On The Course
The towel has an eight inch center slit for mounting on clubs in the golf bag. The slit is great for being able to remove the towel easily to take it to the green or away from the bag, while at the same time prevents the towel from falling off and getting lost. I usually slip three irons through the hole so that removing one club doesn’t result in the towel falling to the ground.
The Club Glove Microfiber towel is available in nine colors. If you like the color of my towel in the photos, that one is the “gray” selection.
For an extra $10 over the $19.95 sticker price, Club Glove will personalize the towel. When someone rips off your towel you can identify it now because it has your name on it! Two options of small script print or larger block letters is available with four different thread colors. A third option provides letters or initials inside a diamond shape.
A matching greenside “pocket towel” is included as well, though unfortunately I didn’t get one with my unit. The pocket towel is 8×12 inches.
Great towel. I love the fact that it doesn’t attach with a hook or clasp to the bag, making it easy to mount to the bag and take it off.
I can’t walk from my office to the bathroom without tripping over about 17 golf inventions. I’ve gotten a bit jaded and quite skeptical after seeing so many products whose inventors think will be the biggest thing in golf since the golf ball. I see a lot of these golf entrepreneurs invest their life savings into a product which they think will sell millions, only to have 1500 Chinese made units rotting away in their garage and a depleted retirement fund.
One of these products which I lumped into that category was the Zoom Boom. This funky looking practice club not only had a strange look, I wasn’t a fan of the name either. So without even trying it, I gave it to my local pro. Happily I’d gotten rid of the thing.
What the heck is this thing? Click for more images.
Weeks later I started getting emails and calls from Zoom Boom inventor Lance McWillliams. I had to hand it to this guy. He was persistent. He had a passion about his product (which I didn’t) and he was selling it hard. I think Lance could sell swamp land in Louisiana for top dollar. Lance’s persistence forced me to ask my club pro for the unit back. At that point I was surprised to hear that the pro had been using it every day for his own swing, and during the lessons he taught. Between Lance and my pro, I decided I’d better take a even a more serious look.
Zoom Boom Concept
The Zoom Boom is a T shaped piece of steel with a golf grip on the end and a heavy weight/ball at the top of the grip. The T has smaller white balls which serve as visual club head alignment aids and provide weighting which helps promote the proper rotation and pronation in the swing.