I’ve got a tournament tomorrow at 8am. I’ve got some fun new gear I’ll be “testing” for this tourney. I happen to be in the midst of evaluating the new TaylorMade R7 TP Fairway Wood and the new TaylorMade R5 Dual TP Driver. I’ve been smashing those awesome sticks for a couple of weeks.
Tomorrow will be my first crack at using the new Callaway HX Tour 56 ball. This ball is a slightly shorter and softer ball than their HX Tour. This is the ball Phil Mickelson is currently using. Perhaps that isn’t a good thing given his current position in the US Open.
More to come.
There are some companies that stand out above the rest in terms of innovation. Hi-Tec is one of those companies. Hi-Tec has been making sports shoes for over 30 years. That experience pays great dividends in Hi-Tec’s Golf Shoes.
Some golf companies make golf shoes by modifying dress shoes, without much thought going into design or functionality. Hi-Tec CDT Golf Shoes not only break that mold, they obliterate it.
Hi-Tec’s designers have obviously studied the footwork of the golf swing. They’ve built the shoes with reinforcement in all the crucial areas of the shoe.
The most obvious reinforcement I immediately spotted was the roll bar on the inside of the toe on each shoe. In the golf swing both feet roll. The roll bar protects the shoe from wear in the toe area. And it is rounded to allow for less resistance when you do roll. Why hasn’t any other golf shoe company thought of this?
RadarGolf to release a BPS (Ball Positioning System) that will help you find lost golf balls this fall.
If James Bond were a golfer he would certainly own a RadarGolf BPS System. This is a system where you have a golf ball with an embedded chip which reflects a specific radio frequency which is transmitted by a small hand held device you keep in your bag or golf cart. The handheld gives you a audio and visual signal levels indicating your proximity to your ball. You find your ball, save yourself strokes, speed up play and lower your frustration.
The range of the system is anywhere from 30 to 100 feet depending on terrain. On flat ground the range is about 40-50 feet. The system actually works better on uphill or downhill slopes with a range of roughly 50-100 feet.
The Sand Trap is one of the best golf sites around. There are a ton of great articles and reviews. Plus they have a forum as well.
There’s a great review on the new MacGregor V-FOIL M675 Irons written by yours truly over at The Sand Trap. Go check it out. 😉
The Visiball glasses are supposed to make you see golf balls you might not see with the naked eye. Do they work? Here’s a quick little review to find out.
The Visiball glasses are designed to reduce the the light reflecting off background objects and grass. Special pigments in the Visiball glasses cause white golf balls to emanate a “glow” effect, making the balls easier to spot.
This image above shows the regular and Visiball image fields. The area shown has 4 golf balls in it. In the image on the left you can’t see the golf balls. In the right side Visiball image you can see them.