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Groundbreaking Golf Gear Of The Season

While the PGA Tour winds down this season and heads into the playoff events of the FedEx Cup here are some fun facts about this year’s season: (and it was a strange one at that) only the 2nd time all 4 winners of the majors were 1st time major winners. To boot it was Keegan Bradleys first attempt at any major when he won the PGA Championship also the first to win a major using the controversial long putter. Taking over was the domination of the rookies on Tour; there were 8 rookie winners on the PGA Tour this season the most ever since 1970 and 12 first time winners. Not only was the majors won by four different 1st time winners it was played with 4 different drivers, The Cleveland Launcher Ultralite TL310 (Keegan Bradley PGA Championship, TaylorMade R11 (Darren Clarke, The Open), Titleist 910D2 (Rory McIlroy, U.S. Open), and Nike VR Tour (Charl Schwartzel, Masters).

What this golf season will probably be most memorable for the world of golf clubs is TaylorMade’s white-headed driver, the R11. TaylorMade recently shipped their One Millionth White Metalwood. They even tracked the design, manufacturing, shipping and delivery of the club all on their Facebook and Twitter pages. TaylorMade even dressed up one of their top Tour professionals, Dustin Johnson in a FedEx uniform to deliver the one millionth white metalwood. What’s all the buzz with this club? While is does have a distinctive look it’s not just the all white non-glare club head that makes this driver special. The adjustability capabilities of the R11 were unprecedented before it’s release. With the ability to adjust not only the sole plate but also the moveable weights and adjustable hosel for a total of 48 possible settings.

The second biggest story was easily the rise of the long putters on Tour. While the long putter has been around for almost 30 years this is the first year it has ever been used to win a major. Not only did it help Keegan Bradley win the PGA Championship it was the putter of choice for PGA Tour winners for a consecutive 3 weeks. While the R11 dominated the driver market the Cleveland Mashie stirred up quiet the buzz on the hybrid market.

Cleveland golf made 2010 the year of the wedge and in 2011 they went a little retro. Bringing back the Cleveland Mashie hybrid they kept its retro-chic look but updated the technology used to drive the club. They finished the Mashie off with a RetroRaw finish giving it a rugged look but added Gliderail technology to make it a top performer in the market. Players and consumers were pleasantly surprised with the resurrection of the Mashie and the positive affects it leant to their game. It was most recently spotted in the winner’s bag of Keegan Bradley the 2011 PGA Championship winner.

While equipment usually focuses on golf clubs we also wanted to take a look at a groundbreaking golf glove maker that made headlines across the country. HIRZL golf gloves are top of line all weather golf gloves. We reviewed them here. While they do come with a higher price tag than a synthetic golf glove these authentic leather gloves are not only worth the money in quality but in performance as well. While the claim to have the ability to deliver 3x better grip in dry weather and 5x better grip in wet weather they truly are the all around best gloves for all weather.

Need to find the R11, Long Putter, Mashie, or HIRZl golf glove right now? We suggest taking a look at our favorite online golf retailer GolfClubs.com

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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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TaylorMade’s R11 Line

The time has come where TaylorMade has finally unveiled and finished up their R11 line. With an incredibly popular R11 driver (highly anticipated) comes the Fairway Wood. Separated by a few months of product launches we intend to set the record straight that the R11 Fairway is just as amazing as the R11 driver. The Fairway features the same Flight Control Technology as the Driver which allows players to adjust each one of their shots. This means that the adjustable sole changes face and launche angles. The most eye catching part of this fairway is the impressive all white non glare clubhead finish. That’s what’s not as impressive the adjustability and versatility is what really distinguishes this clubs above the rest. With the ability to adjust the club to either a neutral or closed face allows golfers the unique ability to shape their shots.   

We’re not going to lie the fairway wood is just as impressive as the R11 driver. The adjustability is incredible, ball flights out of this world. If you are looking for a customizable fairway wood look no further. Staring at $299.9 check is out over at GolfClubs.com

 

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TaylorMade R11’s 1st Win

TaylorMade’s newest driver and show stopper the ‘white’ r11 driver officially won it’s first championship on Sunday. Luke Donald and fellow finals player Martin Kaymer both played the R11 driver in the final rounds of the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship. However, it was was Donald’s defiant performance which won him the title. Never trailing an opponent during the tournament he finished strong. A few missteps into the desert but that happened to almost all the players. A solid first performance for this driver along with it’s owner Luke Donald-Congratulations to both of them.

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Rolling Out The New Product Lines

Some new golf equipment we need to talk about is the Callaway RAZR line and the new TaylorMade’s 2011 irons. The entirety of the RAZR line is now up and out for sale from Callaway and their dealers. The line includes RAZR Hawk Tour Drivers, as well as RAZR Hawk Fairway Woods. They officially came out this last Friday right before President’s day weekend. Taking a good look into these clubs we can see that Callaway has once again used their new Forged Composite material but this time incorporated it into almost entirely into the clubhead.

As for TaylorMade’s new beauties are due out March 2011. The TPMB is the Tour Preferred Muscleback, perfect for more skilled players who are looking for a traditional set of forged irons. TPMC stands for Tour Preferred Muscle Cavity, if you want more forgiveness and a shallower cavity. The Tour Preferred Cavityback or TPCB is the most forged feeling of all these irons. They still wanted to incorporate a deep undercut cavity for forgiveness and uses their inverted cone technology.

 

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New Equipment Season

Tis the season for new golf equipment. Today the highly anticipated R11 TaylorMade drivers hit stores. With the hyped up “all white” marketing blitz these driver are the latest in technology. The white clubface will help eliminate glare and promised higher trajectories and better flight paths. For serious golfers the R11 will for sure have heads turning on the green. 

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