Ping G20 Driver Release

Ping waited almost 2 years to unveil a new G series driver and finally the G15 was upgraded to the G20.  The first glimpse of this driver was at the St. Jude Classic where Ping Tour staff member showed it off during the practice rounds. Ping showed off the entire G20 series when they opened up their 2012 sales meeting to fans via online venues such as Twitter and Facebook. The G20 driver makes it’s debut into golf stores tomorrow, August 11th.

This driver lends itself to be the perfect blend of forgiveness and power. Changes from its predecessor include a heavier head weigh and improved Titanium material that has a ratio of Ti 8-1-1. This accounts for better clubhead strength and more manageable weight ratio. The external weighting pads add better launch conditions and balance to the driver.

Need the new Ping G20 Driver? You can order it at my favorite online golf retailer

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TaylorMade Doesn’t Disappoint With New R11 Irons

TaylorMade finally finished their popular R11 series when they announced that their  R11 irons will hit golf retail stores this September. The R11 irons were engineered for players who appreciate the shape and refinement of a tour-grade iron but needs the help of advanced technology to launch the ball high, straight and long with less effort regardless of handicap.

Obviously the first thing you might notice about the R11 irons is their precision-weighting port which is bright red. The port has allowed TaylorMade to guarantee precision and center-face CG for optimal consistency and performance from one club to the next. The other thing you notice is it’s classical styling, definitely shows the traditional iron but you can tell it has been upgraded with new technology.

What might get overlooked is the groove design that TaylorMade engineers slaved over. With the USGA’s decision to roll back groove effectiveness in 2008 TM knew they had to adhere to the new stipulations to reduce the sharpness of the groove edges and volume to help reduce spin. Luckily for TaylorMade their engineers found a design that was better than the old grooves on the fairway. They went with a milled grooves, like their forged irons, that give the irons more precision and easily replicated.

Here is a great video of TaylorMade’s CEO introducing the new set of irons

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A Look At Nike’s VR Pro Wedges

The latest wedges from Nike Golf, features precision forging and some of the best craftsmanship we have ever seen on a wedge. Designed to provide  those accomplished golfers with the optimal spin rates they are looking for. Released this past spring they wanted to put more grooves on the clubface than any model before it. How did they accomplish this? By putting them closer together and deeper while still conforming to the new groove regulations. Additionally they wanted to add a crosshatch pattern to the land area for better surface texture compared to the conventional finished faces hoping for better spin conditions. What the new grooves allow players to have is a cleaner more consistent ball flight and spin.

The Tour player who wanted all these changes? Stewart Cink, the Nike staffer wanted a wedge that wouldn’t create flyers. The solution was to use the minimal land spacing that they dubbed X3X, which allowed them to add three of four more grooves. So now the Nike VR Pro wedges feature more grooves than your typical wedge. According to Golf Magazines Club Test this year praised it for being a very good all-around performer.

Already a favorite of golfers the Nike VR Pro wedges certainly give players that traditional feel and shape with the ability to make those great shots.

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The Royal Golf Collection

The Royal Collection may not be a household name but in the golfing world equipment nuts still remember the name Sonartec. 7 years ago Sonartec licensed RC’s technology and broke into the U.S. golf market. Unfortunately through their efforts they were unable to sustain a golf club presence in the U.S. market.

The Royal Collection on the other hand was able to use their technology and see it work for some of the best Tour players in the world. Becoming popular on the European Tour after Todd Hamilton won the British Open, the collection was spotted being played by other various players. Their hybrids are the most common in golf circles both of Europe and Japan. Best known for their Driving Cavity Technology, which refers to the horseshoe shaped cavity on the sole of their golf clubs.

Ready to break back into the US market the Royal Collection packaged up a whole new line of golf clubs for their entrance. The new collection includes the JP104 series which entails a product line of drivers, fairway woods, and hybrids. The clubs of course promote their Driving Cavity Technology.

If your looking to buy any golf clubs from the Royal Collection has a great selection.

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What New Golf Clubs Is Ping Rolling Out This Summer?

Ping’s product cycle is ready to introduce a new driver to their golf club line up. Ping recently announced the launch of their latest driver the G20. It made it’s formal debut at the FedEx St. Jude Classic this week. It has also been spotted everywhere on the internet here, here, and here. However, this club is also not available until late summer for the rest of us to purchase it.

What to expect from Ping’s new driver is their usual blend of forgiveness and power. Unlike Adams new driver the 9088, the G20 is heavier than it’s predecessor the G15. Using the idea that the greater force at impact the better the power shots will be. Extending the face of the driver for better forgiveness and a better launch area for off center hits.

Ping is a brand that has always stuck with the classics. While all the other manufacturers are our designing a putter collection of all shapes and sizes, Ping has stuck with a simplistic approach. Ping’s latest line of Anser putters goes back to the basics.

First off these putters have been machine milled from 303 stainless steel. With no gimmicks in sight, the putters don’t even have names they are only identified by numbers from 1 to 5 and the original only bears the name Anser. The Anser is a revamped copy from the original collection made in 1966.

Back to their classic styling, all 6 of the new putters are blades. The differentiation comes in the weighting and balance through the different configurations through the neck and hosel.

Aligning with their new iPING app all the putters will be put into 3 stroke categories: Straight, Slight Arc, and Strong Arc. These names correspond to the balance of each putter in the Anser line. Specifically, the degree of toe hang from each model. This will help golfers understand the putter balance and easily choose what type of putter best fits their stroke style.

The new Anser line of putters should arrive in retail stores August 11, 2011.

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Odyssey PT 10 Putter Limited Run

Odyssey just unveiled their latest Limited Edition putter which was first seen on Tour with Ernie Els when he won the South African Open. This is the follow up putter to the PT 82 which was released last October with only 2,000 sold to retail stores. So far no word on how many PT 10’s have been released but a few retail stores already have some of these putters on hand.

The Protype PT 10 was milled from 1025 carbon steel with a heel toe weighted blade style. Since it’s only a limited run of these clubs and designed for a Tour type player the price tag is $349.99.


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HIRZL Gloves Taking The Golf Market By Storm

For those avid golfers looking for a speciality high performance golf glove the international best seller Hirzl just made their stop in the U.S. Taking the golf market by storm this Swiss company found it’s niche Europe’s golf market already. Currently, the official glove of the Ladies European Tour. Hirzl isn’t one of those manufactures who make a lot of golf accessories, no they stick to what they know and that’s gloves. Their currently in the cycling, horseback riding and of course golf glove market.

What makes makes their gloves so special and a bit pricier? Unique to the Hirzl golf glove line is a mesh/cabretta back with kangaroo leather palm. Combined, these design features allow the glove to increase a golfers grip in wet and dry conditions. The Trust series claims to deliver 3x better grip in dry weather and 5x better grip in wet.

Don’t worry if you plan on playing in tournaments they are approved by the USGA and conform to the rules of golf. Don’t take our word for it here is a testers thread from The Hackers Paradise that talks about their experience with the glove.

Only sold by a select few retailers the Hirzl golf gloves can be found at

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Robert Garrigus Putter at The U.S. Open

What was up with Robert Garrigus putter at the U.S. Open? One of the few Americans in the field who ended up a low score. He tied for third at the U.S. Open but that was not what everyone was talking about, instead it was his 28.5 inch putter he pulled out of his bag. Garrigus has been using the short stick putter since he was 19, using several different models over the years he brought this putter back out specially for the major.

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iPING App Perfect Your Putting

Ping is rolling out all the stops with their new equipment this golfing season. Not only are they adding a new driver and irons as we already reported but there also adding tech guru to their list of tricks. Always an innovator in the putter market they have taken it one step further by introducing the iPING app created just for you to help you with your putts. It’s a free app from the iTunes app store the only catch is you have to by their handy dandy clip for $30 that attaches to your putter. Key Features: 

  • Measure Mode: captures putt
  • Practice Mode: Let’s you hone in on a particular putting skill you may need a little more help in such as stroke type, tempo, or impact angle.
  • Compare Mode: Always ratteling off that your better than Lee Westwood or your best friend Joe? Well know you can prove it. Evaluate yourself against your friends and other Ping Tour players.
This app does just about everything except pick out the perfect putter (although it does help significantly narrow down your choices. All in all for only $30 it’s a pretty good deal, some putting training aids cost a heck of a lot more than that.
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The Latest Golf Drivers To Hit The Market

It’s that time of year again. Spy pictures of Ping and Adams golf have been floating around the internet. Rumors were furious around the launch of the Ping clubs fans noticing it was about time in their product cycle to come out with something new. Both Adams and Ping are launching the forefront of their lines with new drivers.

The Ping G20 and Adams 9088 Driver. If you want to see pictures of both head over to blog. Both have an upgraded design for their previous model drivers. More information will be coming out in the next few weeks about the details and upgrades of each driver and we will be sure to keep you informed of their release date.

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