I stopped by the Srixon/Cleveland Golf booth at this year’s PGA Show and interviewed my buddy John about the new Z-Star X and Z-Star XV golf balls. The yellow Z-Star is improved, and the XV is a new ball for 2011.
The new TaylorMade white R11 fairway metalwoods have multiple adjustments, similar to the white R11 driver. In this video Gary Gallager from TaylorMade tells us all about the adjustments like loft, and a sole plate which adjusts the face angle. Gary also shows us the white Burner Superfast 2.0 fairway metal.
“Golf is an athletic sport. Why am I wearing dress shoes?” ~James Lepp, Kikkor Golf
One of the biggest buzzes around this year’s PGA Show was Kikkor (pronounced like “kicker”) Golf Footwear. Everyone was talking about how cool their new shoes are, and how fun their booth was. Founder James Lepp is one cool cat and I really enjoyed talking to him about his new company and checking out his products. Very good stuff.
As my schedule worked out, the Kikkor booth was the last one of the entire PGA show I visited. I wish I would have started the show there first. But if I had, I may have not gone to any other booths.
James has told me he’ll be sending in some samples for me to review when they arrive at the warehouse. I look forward to reviewing them so stay tuned for that.
My buddies at Bridgestone Golf were doing some cool stuff at this year’s PGA Show. They had live webcams all over their booth, showing the action, the golf stars stopping by and the live ball fittings etc. But where was all that live digital media being collected and distributed to cyberspace? Check out my quick video below.
I met with Titleist this weekend and had a talk with my buddy Michael who is the Director of Golf Ball Product Management. Wow, quite a title to have when you are at Titleist.
Michael and I talked about the new and big changes for 2011 in both the ProV1 and ProV1x series. Both golf balls feature different dimple patterns with the ProV1 being reduced from 392 dimples to 352. The “X” was reduced from 332 to 328 dimples. There’s more about these new balls, so just enjoy the video interview below.