People keep asking me what the coolest thing I saw at the PGA Merchandise Show last week was. The first thing that comes to my mind isn’t a golf ball, golf club or anything like that. The coolest thing I saw and experienced at the show was the new Oakley Cipher golf shoe.
The Cipher shoe is so light, it practically floats in the air. The Ciphers weigh in at 9.2 ounces (.575 pounds) and have “nano-spike” technology instead of standard spikes. Basically the bottom of the shoe looks like it has a large grain sandpaper for traction. The nano-spikes are replaceable. Very cool stuff.
I put the Ciphers on at the demo day and hit a few shots. I TRIED to make myself slip on the wet morning grass and I couldn’t! And when I inserted my foot into the Cipher, while wearing very comfortable Kentwool socks, the comfort level was off the charts.
Oakley has told me they’re sending in a pair for review, so I’ll post the review as soon as I can. These shoes are very exciting. Wish I had them walking around the hard ground in St. Andrews last summer.
Me and golf babe Blair O'Neal. She's the one on the left... Click to zoom
While wandering the PGA Show demo day last week I was blinded by a neon outfit on a pretty lady walking toward me. When my eyes adjusted to the outfit I realized it was Blair O’Neal, Cobra/Puma athlete, model and winner of Golf Channel’s Big Break Dominican Republic. I stopped Blair and said hello and got this picture. Blair was very nice to chat with.
Please note that Blair is standing on a hill. I’m not THAT short. If you want to enlarge the picture to get a better look at me, just click it.
I’m happy to announce that for the third consecutive year, Bridgestone Golf is on board as golf ball sponsor for the HOG Space Fantasy Golf League! Thanks Bridgestone! We have yet to determine which balls will be setup as the prizes, but it is highly likely that the new dual dimple B330’s or B330 RX series will be the ones. Check the video below to see about the new dual dimple B330 balls…