Nike 20XI-X golf ball - click to read my review
The new Nike 20XI series golf balls should be available today in your local golf shop. There are two models in this series, the 20XI-X and 20XI-S. The 20XI-X is the distance ball and the 20XI-S is the spin ball.
Be sure to check out my Nike 20XI-X golf ball review if you aren’t sure which one is right for your game.
Dream54 keeps putter square and stroke on straight line - click for more images
For those of you who want to keep your blade square, and also keep your putter on a perfect straight line during the putting stroke, here’s an aid which may help.
Dream54 Putting Aid
Industrial Putting Technology is the maker of the Dream54 putting aid. This aid features two bars which attach to two different stand options. The first option sits on top of the ground or your floor in your house. The 2nd stand option is a set of spikes which you can put into the putting green to mount the unit for practice on a real surface.
A guide unit mounts onto any putter with the main wing sliding between the rails. Once setup, about a minute or two, you can work on the “straight back and straight thought” stroke and also keeping the putter face square.
This has been a fun and productive review for me. I’ve had the same wedges, great ones, in my bag for over five years. It was quite hard to take the old ones out and adjust to the new feel and look of my C. Carnahan Wedges. I’m happy to say I’m dialing them in more and more every time I play or practice.
Carnahan Wedges - Click for larger (even more dreamy) image
About C. Carnahan
C. (Chris) Carnahan is an Oregon based maker of what they call “boutique” golf clubs, found primarily in golf shops. When I first heard the description I wasn’t sure what it was supposed to mean. It could either mean they’re really awesome but uncommon. It could mean that they’re just an unknown trying to sound good. I’ll go with awesome and uncommon. Boutique to them means specialized, high quality and not mass produced.
Design / Construction
Carnahan Wedges are like many great and simple things on this planet: eggs, circles, Google, Apple products. Carnahan wedges are simple in design and function yet elegant, effective and easy to use.
The Carnahan wedges are a classic wedge design. No funny markings, designs, cavities, removable faces, adjustable heads, movable weights or clowns which pop out of them and blow up balloons into funny shapes.
Once again, due to snow I can’t get out on the course today. The next time I do hit the links, I plan on taking my first test drive with the new Bushnell “neo” (yes, all lower case) pocket golf GPS.
Bushnell neo golf GPS - haven't put it in play yet, but it is already in my list of top new cool golf gadgets for 2011! Click for more images...
This thing is smaller than my Canon camera, which I always carry with me in my pocket. The rounded corners are nice when it is in the pocket. The unit comes with a belt mount too.
The unit does NOT require a subscription or fee to use either, which is nice.
The Callaway vs Acushnet (parent company of Titleist) patent case has been going on now for about five years. It has been like a boxing match with each heavyweight fighter seemingly getting knocked out, only to gain consciousness at the last second and deliver a near-knockout blow of their own.
Callaway scored a big victory in 2007, forcing Acushnet to stop selling the current revision of the ProV1, though that took nearly two years to happen. Acushnet was forced to change the golf balls at that time. I remember those few months when my buddies were stocking up on ProV1’s, just in case the new versions weren’t as good. Acushnet later won an appeal on that ruling, and the court game was back on.
This past time around, Acushnet won as the judge upheld a jury verdict from March 2010, determining that the four patents in dispute were invalid. Callaway was denied a request for a new trial. Callaway has the option to appeal, but apparently will start a new suit for alleged infringement of other patents.
Acushnet’s Press Release Below – Click read more if you can’t see it