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January 27, 2011

Updates from the 2011 PGA Merchandise Show

Posted at 4:11 PM by Golf.com

ORLANDO, Fla. -- Thursday was opening day for the 2011 PGA Merchandise Show at the Orange County Convention Center. Golf.com tweeted several photos and videos of the latest gear and gadgets from the floor. Here's a sampling from Thursday:

Testing the TaylorMade Superfast 2.0 and R11 white drivers

Matt Kuchar signed autographs at the Bridgestone booth

Kuchar

Camilo Villegas watched over the J. Lindeberg booth

Villegas

The guys at golfknickers.com

Knickers

There's a little bit of a Lamborghini in the new Callaway Razr Hawk drivers

Callaway

The Robocup ball return robot

Custom putter covers from Scotty Cameron

Scotty

Titleist ProV1 and ProV1x golf balls

Titleist

Hitting the bullseye with Odyssey putters

Garmin's Approach S1 ... Get your yardages from a watch

Garmin

Srixon Z Star Tour Yellow golf balls

Srixon

Ex-punter develops putting trainer

Posted at 3:29 PM by Gary Van Sickle

ORLANDO, Fla.--Josh Miller wasn’t looking to start a business, it was an accident. The former National Football League punter, who starred with the Pittsburgh Steelers and the New England Patriots, ended up as the inventor of a putting aid because of his son. Wheel

“My seven-year-old couldn’t putt to save his life,” said Miller, who exhibited his product, The Wheel Deal, at the 2011 PGA Merchandise Show. “He could do everything else. I was helping him with his Legos, was working on one of the tires and instantly, it was like, Hey, I think I’m on to something. Sadly, I broke his car but I got him a new one. I went to Home Depot and came up with something that taught him how to keep the tire and the putter on the ground, because he wanted to keep lifting the club up.”

Miller’s idea is a strange-looking attachment. It’s a wheel at the end of a crooked arm that hooks onto the putter shaft. The idea is to drag the putter away from the ball on the backstroke, causing the wheel (a rubber tire) to roll. The angle of the wheel is adjustable for the putter’s lie, and works for players who use a square-to-square stroke or an open-and-closed (swinging gate) stroke. I picked it up and immediately discovered that I, like Miller’s son, tend to pick the putter up instead of sliding of back.

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January 26, 2011

Golf.com Tweets from PGA Merchandise Show Demo Day

Posted at 5:58 PM by Golf.com

Wednesday was the 9th annual Demo Day at the PGA Merchandise Show in Orlando, and Golf.com senior producer Ryan Reiterman was there to check out the latest products for 2011. Here are some of the highlights. For more exclusive looks, follow SI Golf Group on Twitter.

Here's Reiterman taking his first swing of 2011. Could be a good omen for his season.

Clear View putters:

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Plenty of Callaway Razr Hawk and Diablo drivers to choose from.

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Srixon Z-star drivers:

Geoes

Cleveland CG 15 wedges:

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More than just clubs at the Cobra/Puma tent:

The scene from the Bridgestone tent:

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It's all about the shafts at the Aldila tent:

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Golf Pride grips in a variety of colors:

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Adams Speedline F11 drivers:

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And finally, the next Tiger Woods tee off at the Nike tent:




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