The creativity and ingenuity of golf inventors, entrepreneurs and small companies never ceases to amaze me. Case in point today, the Argon Laser Putter.
I’ve reviewed laser putters before. The concept is simple. A laser beam emitted from the putter face allows the player to check alignment and even “see” a real line to the target, rather than having to imagine one. Being off line by a tiny amount makes putts go off line more and more the farther away you are from the target.
Three Lasers Are Better Than One
Previous laser putters I’ve reviewed had one laser in the center of the club face. The laser was good for checking alignment, but without addressing the ball. Once the ball was positioned in front of the club face it blocked the laser.
With the Argon 3-laser setup this is not a problem. There are two lasers at ground level. One laser is on the heel and one is on the toe of the putter face. The other laser is in the middle of the tall club face. The two ground level beams are not blocked when having a ball positioned at address. The player can see a set of laser rails which give a great visual of the width of the line. The top laser hits the top of the ball.
This Puma Swing GTX golf shoe brings the best of old school design and modern technology into a super hip looking package.
This Swing GTX was a real eye catcher for me the first time I saw it. There’s a retro style and simple elegance to these golf shoes. How Puma can take a white shoe with a couple of green (or black depending on the model) lines and make it look so cool is beyond me. That’s why I’m a golf blogger and not a shoe designer I suppose.
The Swing GTX is super comfortable. With the soft leather in the upper I feel like I’m wearing my cozy slippers rather than a pair of performance golf shoes.
There was no break-in period required before enjoying that comfort level either. I put ’em on and they felt great right out of the box.
My round with my local pro and a couple of pals was fun, but cold. Despite the 50mph winds we still had a good time. The balls were blowing off the greens and our scores all blew up. Coincidentally, we’re in a town named “Hurricane.”
Still it was good to get out of “white hell” if only for a couple of days.
I’ve been in a blog break since the 22nd. This is the longest break I’ve taken, 7 days. I was going to be on blogbattical until the new year but I just can’t stay away.
On Christmas day, three buddies and I got together for the 3rd Annual Christmas Classic. This tournament takes place on the par-3 18th hole at River Oaks in Sandy, Utah. We each hit 12 balls, the 12 balls of Christmas. The closest to the pin is the champion for the year.
The biggest problem most high handicap golfers have is the slice, or “banana ball.” Most high ‘cappers cut across the ball from outside-in, causing a side spin which makes the ball curve right. With some hard work and likely help from a golf pro, the banana ball can be cured.
Some golfers don’t have the time or the desire to put in the work needed to cure the banana ball. They just want to go out and have fun playing golf. For those players, the Bob Burns “No Bananas” series of clubs is a great option which will have those players enjoying their rounds immediately.
How it works
The No Bananas club faces are closed (driver by up to seven degrees) and the face offset. The closed face and offset help to counteract the side spin from outside-in swings, resulting in straighter shots.
Adjustable weights allow the player to fine tune the draw or fade bias for his or her game.