Most golfers like to shag balls out of the woods, the lake, hazards etc. I’ve always wondered what sort of performance loss, if any, those balls have after sitting there for days or weeks or years. Here on my home course we have a lot of water hazards. I’ve fished hundreds of balls from there, and the swampy surroundings. We also have many freeze/thaw days and nights in the spring and fall. I’ve wondered what effect freezing and thawing has or the ball sitting submerged in water for “x” days.
Now I have a tool to test my balls
All joking aside, Hexcaliber is a serious machine. This solid chrome steel unit performs three different tests on golf balls:
At the 2011 PGA Show I interview my buddy Simon from druh belts and buckles. Simon was unsatisfied with the available belts while playing on the European Tour, so he started his own belt line. Three years later, he’s got a successful company who has the #1 player in the world, Lee Westwood, wearing them. In the interview Simon suggests that a person near the booth should put one of his belts on in hopes to help him get laid. Ahem….
2011 PGA Merchandise Show – Glen from Coolheads makes head covers which double as drink coolers. As a bonus, they can keep your towel wet too. The one thing they seem to have forgotten is getting the thing to change the oil and wash the windows on your car during your golf round…
Nike SQ Machspeed Black Driver - Click for more/larger images
I’m not sure how many times I’ve said this and I’m sure this won’t be the last. Being a golf blogger doesn’t suck. Case in point, I have the tough job of playing golf and reviewing the Nike SQ MACHSPEED Black (round) driver. Boy this is a tough gig. Where’s the complaint department?
SQ MACHSPEED Black Round Driver Overview
The term MACHSPEED comes from the optimal aerodynamics and light weight of this driver. Those qualities allow the driver to achieve higher swing speeds with equal or less effort from the player. (more…)
Nike and DuPont have teamed up to produce a new golf ball, the 20XI. Rather than going with a rubber core, they’ve developed a new thermoplastic resin core. The technology in this ball allows for it to go farther, yet spin more around the greens. In other words, what everyone wants in a golf ball.
Here’s a short video on the new Nike 20XI golf ball featuring Tiger Woods, Michelle Wie, Stewart Cink, Paul Casey, Suzanne Pettersen, Justin Leonard and Nike designer Rock Ishii.
Press Release Below – If you can’t see it, click the read more link (more…)