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August 12, 2011

My Bag: Scott Verplank at the 2011 PGA Championship

Posted at 6:02 PM by David Dusek

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DRIVER: TaylorMade R11 (9.0°) with a UST Mamiya ATTAS S6 X shaft
FAIRWAY WOOD: TaylorMade 200 Tour (13°, 17°) with Aldila Tour Gold X shafts
IRONS: TaylorMade Tour Preferred MB (3-PW) with True Temper Dynamic Gold with Sensicore X-100 shafts
WEDGES: Titleist Vokey Design Spin Milled (56°, 60°) with True Temper Dynamic Gold with Sensicore X-100 shafts 
PUTTER: Ping Anser
BALL: Titleist Pro V1

See-Try-Buy: Learn more about Ping, TaylorMade and Titleist gear and schedule your fitting with GolfTEC or Golfsmith.

(Photo by Darren Carroll/SI)

January 31, 2011

Putting Shark sinks its teeth into putting analysis

Posted at 12:33 PM by Gary Van Sickle

Putting-Shark ORLANDO -- It has always been amazing that putting analysis and instruction haven't gotten more attention, given that the putter is a club used on every hole and accounts for something like 40 percent of a typical player's score.

We've seen a rise in putting coaches and putter technology in recent years, finally. Now, in addition to setting up your own home swing simulator to hone your swing all winter in the garage, you can perfect your putting stroke, too. Enter the Putting Shark, part of the P3Pro Swing simulator.

Putting Shark looks like a normal putting mat you might see in the boss' office with a coffee cup or an automatic ball return at the end. The difference here is that there are swing sensors on the "tee," just like in the P3Pro Swing simulator. Instead of measuring all the data involved in a full-swing launch, the Putting Shark sensors measure the data involved in a putting stroke, based on club path and clubhead speed from four inches behind the ball to four inches on the follow-through.

Face angle, swing path, clubhead speed, angle of attack, sweet-spot deviation--all the pertinent data is there. I learned, for instance, that my putter face was 1.5 degrees open at impact when I tried the Putting Shark. I also noticed a right-to-left swing path--a longstanding habit that I obviously still haven't corrected. This is the kind of information that is invaluable, and sometimes hard even for an instructor to see. It's a smart way to improve your putting mechanics because, well, the numbers don't lie. Putting Shark's suggested retail price is $379 (www.puttingshark.com)

January 29, 2011

Callaway UPro gets the picture

Posted at 8:08 PM by Gary Van Sickle

Upro ORLANDO, Fla.--According to one bit of research, 32 percent of all avid golfers already own some sort of rangefinder device, whether it's GPS based or laser. Rangefinders have been the hottest selling item in an otherwise down golf economy, and the competition is fierce.

Bushnell leads the way in lasers, SkyCaddie has ground-measured GPS that has a new function to pinpoint flag positions and Callaway's UPro MX is an interesting GPS competitor. The UPro MX comes in a slim, small three-ounce body. The UPro is different because it uses actual aerial photography. One of its features is a flyover of each hole, kind of what the TV networks use during their telecasts. It's a great way to get a bird's-eye view of a hole and eliminates the excuse of, gee, I didn't know there was a fairway bunker over that mound. No other GPS product offers that.

Each fairway bunker or hazard on a hole automatically comes with a yardage to the front and back--no extra mouse movement necessary. It is very easy to use, very easy to zoom in on a part of a hole and you just can't get enough of the graphics.

The UPro can keep track of your on-course stats and record the distances and clubs used. The device can store 50 rounds of stats, its website has unlimited storage.

The UPro MX has a suggested retail of $199 for 25,000 courses in basic mode. ProMode, which includes complete photographic hole layouts and video flyovers, is available for a one-time $29.99 fee for 25 course downloads or $59.99 for unlimited downloads.

(Photo: David Walberg/SI)

Lamborghini races into golf

Posted at 7:48 PM by Gary Van Sickle

Lamborghini ORLANDO, Fla.--No matter what business you're in, you don't want to get lapped by your competitors. That's true for Lamborghini, too, which is now in the golf business.

Apparently, Tonino Lamborghini, tlgolf.se, is serious about the game. The company has a complete line of golf gear--drivers, irons, wedges, putters, bags and balls. It's an impressive and stylish array of equipment, as you might expect from the makers of a super-luxury car. I didn't have an opportunity to try out Lamborghini, so I can't tell you about the quality of the clubs, but they look good. The irons come in three styles, including a set of thin, satiny old-style blades that look so sharp you could almost give yourself a shave. Their suggested retail price is $1,500. The irons are also available in forged cavity-backs ($800) and cast musclebacks ($500) for different levels of golfers.

The driver, the Spyder one I, is the deep-face style that was in vogue two years ago. Uniquely, one of its versions comes in a big, 460 cc all-orange head. It was striking ($349-$499, depending on which Fujikura shaft). Wonder if Rickie Fowler has seen this thing? It matches some of his outfits.

Lamborghini has three styles of putters, including one wild model that looks like a flattened ashtray with Mercury's wings. A South Korean company makes golf balls for Lamborghini, and there's even a multi-pocketed stand-cart bag that looks huge but is cleverly designed. Even loaded with a full set of clubs, it was feather-light ($179). All the products carry the stylish bull that is the Tonino Lamborghini logo.

For most of us, it's as close as we're going to get to a Lamborghini.

(Photo: David Walberg/SI)

It's a putter. It's a hockey stick. It's both!

Posted at 7:40 PM by Gary Van Sickle

Hockey ORLANDO, Fla.--There's still a chance Happy Gilmore could get an equipment deal. Who else would play with a Hockey Stick Putter?

Hockey Stick Putters offer a "real precision-weighted putter," according to its website, hockeystickputters.com. I'm not making this up. There was a rack full of them in their booth here at the PGA Merchandise Show. In case you need further vindication, former Masters champion Mike Weir used one when he played the par-3 contest before last year's Masters.

The Hockey Stick Putter is a functional novelty. Yes, you can putt with it but probably not many serious golfers will. It's more of a team loyalty thing because the shafts of the "putters" are covered with the logo of assorted National Hockey League teams. In other words, if your brother-in-law is a Toronto Maple Leafs fan and he plays golf, the Hockey Stick Putter is right up his alley.

Hockey Stick Putters are available for all 30 NHL teams, plus some defunct ones, including the Hartford Whalers, Minnesota North Stars and Winnipeg Jets. The Red Wings and Maple Leafs are the most popular with customers, along with the Team Canada models. The suggested retail price is $115.

Tap, tap, tap-a-roonie. Good luck.

(Photo: David Walberg/SI)

Titleist 910 drivers impress

Posted at 6:06 PM by Gary Van Sickle

Titleist ORLANDO, Fla.--This is probably going to be the Year of the Driver in golf. The bad news is, there are so many options that it's going to be difficult to pick just one. The good news is, they're all exceptional options.

Titleist has produced some excellent metal woods over the years, notably its 975 driver, and I've still got one of its classic PT 15 3-woods in my basement. I actually brought it to the range last fall to see if it still had some magic in it. I think it does--once I get it regripped.

Titleist is right in the mix in the Year of the Driver with its 910 line of drivers. Like TaylorMade, they're riding the game-changing wave of adjustable clubs. The 910 drivers are adjustable for both face angle and loft. The 910 comes in the D2 and D3 versions. They have the classic big-headed driver pear shape, and while the D3 is actually 15 cc smaller than the D2, which is max 460 cc, it's not easy to tell them apart.

It was obvious from Demo Day early in the week here at the PGA Merchandise Show that the Titleist drivers are going to be big this year because the Titleist tent on the range was packed. I managed to squeeze in and get off a few drives, and the D3 was impressive. It didn't hurt that Titleist had a spot on Orange County National's 360-degree range that was downwind on a day when it was blowing 30 mph but the fact is, it looked and felt like I crushed those shots. It gets a grade "A."

I can't wait until spring and a chance to tinker with a D3 and find my perfect combination of settings with the club. Like I said, it's going to be tough to pick only one driver to use in 2011. The Titleist D2 and D3 are definitely contenders.

(Photo: David Walberg/SI)

After Ryder Cup publicity, ProQuip raingear returns to America

Posted at 5:02 PM by Gary Van Sickle

Raingear ORLANDO, Fla.--One team had a major wardrobe malfunction at last year's Ryder Cup. The team that didn't, Europe, coincidentally always uses ProQuip raingear.

The American team sent an emissary to the merchandise tent to purchase ProQuip after their gear was found wanting, and that whole tempest in a teacup turned into the best public relations accident that ever happened to ProQuip, the unofficial raingear kings.

"The phones rang off the hooks, the publicity for us was great," Richard Head, a Welshman who is ProQuip's managing director, said at the PGA Merchandise Show.

The best news for consumers is that the whole affair hastened ProQuip's return to America. For the last few years, right up until the Ryder Cup, ProQuip didn't have a distributor in North America. Now it's back, fresh off its reputation-buffing at Celtic Manor. Peter McNamara, based in Marblehead, Mass., is in charge of U.S. operations.

ProQuip was one of the innovators in creating water-resistant outerwear, and tour players have been among its biggest fans because ProQuip developed the quietest raingear. Their research found that players wanted quiet rain pants--pants that didn't rustle and make a lot of noise while they walked--and they wanted soft material that didn't constrict so players can swing freely.

"Waterproof in Europe isn't the same as waterproof in America," Head said. "We play all the time in the darned stuff back home, so we've got a lot of experience with it."

Go back and watch footage of that 2006 Ryder Cup in Ireland and decide for yourself if the raingear then might have made a difference. The Europeans wore ProQuip, of course, and were high and dry and happy. The Americans wore a different brand, jackets that looked bulkier, and the players looked like drowned rats. They didn't look happy to be there.

ProQuip focuses so much on high quality that it doesn't produce outerwear in mass quantity, so it is challenged to keep up. You should be able to find ProQuip in select on-course golf shops and on the internet at proquipgolf.com.

Its standard rainsuit, the UltraLite, comes in black with red and white trim, and blue with a suggested retail price of $350 for the jacket and pants. ProQuip also has some rain sweaters, for lack of a better word. Head pulled out a navy blue sweater with a half-zipper, made of merino wool, and laid it flat on a counter. Then he poured part of a water bottle on top of the wool sweater. The water simply puddled on the sweater and wasn't absorbed. Pretty amazing.

The lined version of that sweater will sell for $180, unlined $130.

"We get some of our wool from a family that's been doing this same business since the time of Napoleon," Head said.

Another reason some Americans will be glad that ProQuip is back on these shores is that it's a favorite raingear of a number of tall athletes, notably pro basketball players, because ProQuip's line of rain pants offers 35-inch lengths as standard, and will make them to 37 inches. The jacket line expands to XXXL.

New this year is a ladies version of the water resistant merino wool sweater, with full zipper, suggested to retail at $160.

One London-based newspaper last year put ProQuip in its list of the top 100 moments of the golf year because of the Ryder Cup rainwear flap. "The Guardian listed us as No. 97," he said. "We loved it."

(Photo: David Walberg/SI)

January 28, 2011

Tee times at private clubs? Boxgroove says yes

Posted at 8:07 PM by Gary Van Sickle

ORLANDO, Fla.--Hard times may mean new opportunity. As private golf clubs struggle to balance the books during a recession, it may finally be time for American clubs to follow the model long used by clubs in the United Kingdom, where many of them sell unused tee times to members of the general public to generate additional revenue.

A few brave souls have tried to create some kind of private club-public access network over the years but were unsuccessful. Boxgroove (boxgroove.com), a company trying the same thing, appears to have better timing. It already has 330 private clubs signed on to provide some access to the public and let golfers tee it up on courses they previously couldn't get on.

Founder McRedmond Morelli won't name names, or reveal the list of which courses he's got, but he will admit to having a dozen Donald Ross designs and eight A.W. Tillinghast courses in his library.

The deal is, you can join the Boxgroove network for $49 a year and pay no charge to play one of its private courses, just the greens fee and cart fee, or you can join Boxgroove for free and pay an additional fee for each round, in addition to the greens fee and cart fee. What are the greens fee? Those are set by each individual club in the network and will vary greatly.

It's kind of like herding cats. The more members Boxgroove signs up, the more private clubs that will be interested in joining in to find extra revenue. The more clubs that sign up, the more attractive a membership will be for the playing public. It's an uphill battle, perhaps, but Morelli said about 60 percent of tee times go unused at private clubs. That's potential lost revenue in a time when the bottom line at clubs has never mattered so much.

Boxgroove has courses in 38 states, including 40 in Ohio and Florida and 30 in California.

"It's like being a member for a day," Morelli said. "Once we hit 10,000 golfers, we have a lot more private courses waiting to jump in."

It's not just the additional revenue of selling tee times that private clubs will be attracted by. The paying visitors are basically test-driving the course and may, in fact, be future club members.

"It's just like fishing," Morelli said. "You have to fish where the fish are."

 

SkyCaddie raises its game again

Posted at 8:01 PM by Gary Van Sickle

ORLANDO, Fla.--The battle between laser rangefinders and GPS units is a lot like the old war between VHS and Beta video formats. Neither side is perfect, both sides involve a bit of compromise. But the laser-GPS stakes have been raised.

I wrote earlier about how Bushnell, the big player in laser rangefinders, introduced the Hybrid, its laser rangefinder with a GPS unit attached so players can get some kind of yardage even when they can't get a line-of-sight reading with the laser.

Sky Caddie, the best of the GPS outfits because it measures golf courses step by step on the ground instead of relying on generic satellite photos, has introduced another significant upgrade to its line. SkyCaddie's SGX unit has a couple of nice tweaks. One is its Pinpoint technology. At courses that provide the day's pin positions--like the pin sheets given out at most amateur and professional tournaments--SkyCaddie has a function that allows a player to quickly and easily punch in the pin location data. For example, if the sheet shows that a pin is 10 steps from the green's front and eight steps from the left side of the green, you input those numbers and the Pinpoint technology is able to precisely locate the pin. So now you've got a GPS with exact yardage to those pins.

Another step forward is SkyCaddie's IntelliGreen capability. It's a way to get a better, more detailed look at the green. As you look at the green from over your approach shot, you simply take the SkyCaddie and turn it so it's horizontal and the unit gives you a view of the green and the pinpointed pin. This look at the green provides yardage to the front and back and also highlights green contours, like false fronts.

That information is vital to better players, who not only want yardage to the pin, but yardage to carry to the correct tier and, just as important, their max yardage to the back of the green. A laser rangefinder will provide exact yardage to the pin but not information on the distance to the front or back of the green.

It's also an edge over printed yardage books, in which the distances are measured from the fairway. As any caddie will tell you, it's much tougher to get an exact yardage to the pin from the rough because the angle has changed and now, unless a caddie steps it off, the yardage from a different direction isn't quite as exact.

The SkyCaddie course library now includes more than 15,000 courses and is expected to hit 20,000 later this year. The suggested retail price of the SkyCaddie SGX is $349 (skygolf.com) and its battery should be good for 14-16 hours before recharging.

With the SGX in the laser versus GPS battle, it's advantage, SkyCaddie.

Ecco golf shoe? It's a natural

Posted at 7:47 PM by Gary Van Sickle

Ecco ORLANDO, Fla.--It's not about the yak leather, although yak leather is pretty sweet. It's extremely durable--three times stronger than cow leather, I'm told--and very soft. Also, I just like saying the word "yak."

Ecco's new Biom golf shoes are made from yak leather, but the real story behind them is the science it's based on. Biom is short for biomechanical. The big trend in athletic shoes is a race back toward biomechanics. It turns out all the padding and cushion companies have been putting into shoes, especially running shoes, have been counterproductive. The more padding in a running shoe, an Ecco rep told me, the worse it is for your feet and the more injuries you have.

So the trend is to recreate the national motion of the foot. Running shoes are now designed to feel like you're running barefoot on a beach. Ecco is heavily into that in its other shoes--running shoes, cross trainers, walking shoes and street shoes--and has brought that sensibility to golf shoes with Biom. Along with the yaks.

There are a few other tweaks that make the Biom stand out. The cleats are exceptionally stable because they're bridged--attached to each other. There are three cleats on the heel (which is wider than normal, by the way, for even better balance), and the shoe sits closer to the ground, another trend that most golf shoemakers are following to improve stability.

That's the science. The reality is good news for the rest of us. I got a pair of Bioms in December and wore them for several rounds in Arizona in early January. Ecco folks will tell you the biomechanical, natural design of the shoes means the first few times you wear the shoes, especially if you walk 18 holes, your calves may feel a little tighter than usual because our feet have gotten used to being over-padded. I played in a cart and didn't notice any problem. The Bioms needed no breaking in, however. They were so soft, there was no threat of blisters.

What this means is that Ecco now offers two of my most favorite shoes. Their Street model, the spikeless shoes that Fred Couples notably plays golf in, are remarkably comfortable and get my highest recommendation. There's a new Street model made from camel leather, which is also soft but which develops a trendy distressed look, almost like a bomber jacket.

The Bioms are also very comfortable. The fact that they're good for my feet is a huge plus, and means I'll be checking out Ecco's line of Biom athletic shoes, too. The suggested price of the Ecco Biom golf shoes is $225 (eccousa.com.)

The Bioms are getting a limited distribution and will be introduced in limited color combos. Mine are white with lime green trim around the soles, and I added the optional lime green shoelaces instead of the white ones so I could catch additional grief from my friends and trust me, I did. They also come in brown with orange trim and black with silver trim, so far.

(Photo: David Walberg/SI)

TaylorMade R11 white driver turns heads

Posted at 4:42 PM by Gary Van Sickle

R11 ORLANDO, Fla.--It is obvious which golf club is going to get the most attention in the first part of 2011.

Maybe you saw those TaylorMade staff players all dressed in white Thursday during the first round of the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines. Maybe you've seen pictures of the TaylorMade equipment van, which has been repainted all white. Maybe you've seen that white blur on Golf Channel, as the white head of a TaylorMade R11 driver bashes another ball off a tee.

The R11 is an attention-getting club. First, there's the white paint job on the head. TaylorMade was known for its distinctive copper-colored driver heads in the '90s. Now they've reprised that smart marketing idea with white heads. Second, the R11 is part of the game-changing adjustability trend. The R11 has TaylorMade's traditional movable weights. It also has separate adjustments for face angle and lie. It's do-it-yourself custom fitting, giving customers the confidence that they can find a combination that works for them.

TaylorMade isn't alone in the double-adjustability category. Titleist's 910 drivers work that way, too. It's a trend that seems likely to continue and probably expand.

As for the attention the R11 is drawing, it's tangible. At PGA Merchandise Show Demo Day, the TaylorMade area was packed with people anxious to try the club and the crowd lasted all day. Even ten minutes before the range was to shut down, when I finally worked my way to the tee with an R11, there were still golfers waiting to hit.

The club has a nice feel and a nice balance. There was only time for half a dozen swings in a strong left-to-right wind. All I can tell you is I hit six very satisfying shots that the wind immediately swatted to the right. The ball jumped of the R11's face and I didn't need a launch monitor to know that those drives were big ones for me, which is good because I didn't have a launch monitor.

TaylorMade will market the heck out of this club (suggested retail price $399, by the way). Lots of commercials, lots of demo days, lots of tour players swinging on TV in PGA Tour events. You'll be seeing a lot of the R11 this year.

(Photo: David Walberg/SI)

golfdotz hit the spotz

Posted at 3:52 PM by Gary Van Sickle

Dotz ORLANDO, Fla.--Although I am widely recognized for my incredible artistic skills, I'm not always in the mood to use a Sharpie to scribble identifying marks onto my golf ball.

Enter golfdotz (golfdotz.com), which is basically an ink tattoo. That's right, tattoos for golf balls. golf dotz come on a sheet, like stamps. You peel one off, place it on the ball, rub back and forth, and remove. Bingo, the ink from the decal has been transferred to the ball. Very clever. Your ball has been colorfully marked. Now you know what it feels like to be Duffy Waldorf (he's famous for coloring on his golf balls).

Among the most popular patterns are a green shamrock, the American flag (of course), a pink martini, an ace of clubs and a skull and crossbones. PGA Tour player Rory Sabbatini was so taken by the skull and crossbones that he had his own custom logo made. It's the Sabbatini dragon--a red dragon that curves into the shape of an S. LPGA player Natalie Gulbis has her own logo, too, a heart between two reverse Gs that also resembles a pair of swans.

There are 52 designs for golfdotz. Or, like Sabbatini and Gulbis, you can create your own customized logo/drawing. A sheet of golfdotz tattoos--24 of them--sell for $5.99.

(Photo: David Walberg/SI)

Bushnell's Hybrid does it all

Posted at 3:32 PM by Gary Van Sickle

ORLANDO, Fla.--Perhaps the hottest product in the golf business the last few years has been yardage finders. It's rare to play golf in a foursome anymore where at least one of the players doesn't have a laser rangefinder or a GPS unit. Bushnell

Lasers are great because they supply exact yardage to the pin. GPS units are great because they supply yardage to the front, back and middle of the green even if you're in the trees or behind a hill and not in sight of the green. There are situations where you can't get a laser reading and at those times, wouldn't it be nice to have GPS?

Bushnell has a new rangefinder that combines the best of both worlds. It's the Hybrid, the standard Bushnell laser rangefinder. Piggybacking on the top of laser is a small GPS unit. So now you've got both options.

I tried out a Hybrid before the PGA Merchandise Show during a round at the Golden Bear Club at Keene's Point. I found myself using the GPS option most often on the tee box before I got out of the cart to see how long the hole was, since I don't know the course too well, and whether I'd automatically be grabbing the driver or maybe want to hit something else.

Another good reason to have both functions in one gadget is the backup it provides. I cost myself shots last summer several times because I got bad readings with my laser. That is, I screwed up and thought I hit the flagstick with the laser and got a reading but actually pinged a tree behind the green. So I got the wrong yardage and overclubbed. With the hybrid, I can check the laser reading with the GPS yardage and make sure I zapped the right target with the laser. It's a small point--except when you just made a goof like that. Then you're furious.

Naturally, you're going to have to pay a little bit more for this kind of luxury. The Hybrid's suggested price is $499.

(Photo: David Walberg/SI)

 

Price is right for Dancin' Dogg golf simulator

Posted at 2:44 PM by Gary Van Sickle

ORLANDO, Fla--What's keeping me from setting up a golf simulator in my home so I can work on my swing all winter, hitting balls on a virtual range or course while the snow piles up outside? For starters, there's that approximate $50,000 cost. Second, there's the problem of finding a room to set it up in... where you spouse will allow it.

There's still hope for us, fellow hacks. Dancin' Dogg Golf has solved one of the problems. Dancin' Dogg offers a really sweet simulator for a Windows-based computer, the Optishot Infrared Golf Simulator, and you can get the whole setup for under $700. (DancinDogg.com) The software costs $399, a pretty good deal, and that’s inclusive enough to set up and play immediately. You can pile on some attractive add-on options, however, including a 9 by 7 net ($109), a two-piece mat ($129) or a premium 5 by 4 mat ($249) with computer sensors and extra courses ($49).

This year's product is third-generation stuff and it's Dancin' Dog's best yet. It comes loaded with eight courses, including both courses at Torrey Pines, Bethpage Black, Golf Club Scottsdale (one of my favorites in Scottsdale), Toronto's St. George's and others. You can pound balls on the Superstition Mountain range--I was just there last month and this virtual model is satisfyingly authentic.

It was already pretty tempting before my Dancing Dogg representative set me up on the tee at the downhill par-3 16th hole at Golf Club Scottsdale, a striking hole I've played half a dozen times. I made a good pass at an 8-iron and hit a shot right at the flag as the ball tracked on the laptop screen. It came up just short of the pin.

The shot information includes clubhead speed, face angle, the distance of the shot, a tempo measurement, where you made contact with the ball on the face of the club, and a few other nerdy items you might want to know if you're obsessed with your game like some of us are.

The graphics are terrific. The price is right. I want one. That space in my garage where I park my car in the winter? I think it would be more useful as my virtual range.

January 27, 2011

New Heavy Driver is worth the weight

Posted at 6:03 PM by Gary Van Sickle

Heavydriver ORLANDO, Fla.-- With apologies to The Hollies, it ain't heavy, it's my driver.

The leading contender so far at the PGA Merchandise Show for the Most Surprising New Club is the Heavy Driver, brought to you by the folks at Boccieri Golf who created the popular Heavy Putter and followed it with last year's Heavy Wedge.

This year, after positive reactions to the wedge, Boccieri came to the show with the whole rest of the set, uh, heavy-ized. The driver. The fairway woods. The hybrid. The irons. And you know what? They were hot. I was among a long line of startled golfers who tried out the driver on the range at Orange County National during PGA Demo Day and, after busting long straight drive after long straight drive, stood there with mouth agape and said, Holy cow. Or expletives in a similar vein.

The ball had that wonderful feel that golfers love of just jumping off the driver's face. The clubs are somewhat counter intuitive. They are heavier but the secret, says founder Steve Boccieri, is that they are balanced. The driver's head weighs 208 grams, but by adding 50 grams to the butt end of the grip, the club is better balanced and suddenly a very manageable swing weight of B-6.

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