How Would Modern Tour Pro’s Do Hitting Ben Hogan’s Driver?

From golfdigest.com: The Hawk won what’s now called the Dean & DeLuca Invitational five times, and there’s a statue of him by the clubhouse. But we thought of a more intimate way to feel him: by blowing the dust off a couple of his drivers and a Hogan model 1-iron, and putting the odd, old…

Groove Wear

“Fresh grooves, we have to have them. Our tour pins are tucked in tight spots, so you have to be able to hit it low and hit it high with the right amount of spin. If the grooves are not fresh, you’re going to get inconsistency.” — Jordan Spieth Amateur golfers may not have the…

The Mini Driver

If you’re thinking about using a shorter length driver, you’ll want to weigh several options. For example, how far do you currently hit a 45-inch driver and how much distance will you lose? Consider that both Jimmy Walker and Rickie Fowler — who are using shorter length shafts in their drivers now — can move…

2017 Brings Endorsement / Equipment Changes

“We knew contracts were going to come up at the end of last year and we were just hoping to do the best we could. We did our due diligence and looked around but when Nike came in they were like – just give us five days…” — Jason Day Some of the most recognizable…

Titleist Files for IPO

Acushnet Holdings Corp., the golf products company that owns the Titleist and Pinnacle brands, has filed for an initial public offering in the U.S. to allow shareholders to cash out part of their stakes. The company could fetch a valuation of about $2 billion, people familiar with the matter said last year. Acushnet is owned…

PXG Irons: My Opinion

I’ve been playing the PXG irons for a little over a month now. I had been curious about these clubs ever since they were released. Actually, I was very curious. I’m a complete golf club fanatic (more on this below) and I would typically have ordered the PXG’s much sooner. But the price tag prevented…

Nike & PXG: A Possible Partnership?

From golfwrx.com: “There’s a different way PXG could benefit from Nike’s decision, though, or even support the apparel giant, Parsons said. The companies could work together, with Nike meeting the clothing needs of its endorsers with Swoosh-logoed apparel, shoes and accessories, and PXG providing those players with their golf clubs.” “Parsons envisioned a scenario where Nike was…

Ping iBlades: “Wow, These Are Soft”

From golfwrx.com: “That brings us to the first ball our testers hit with the iBlade irons; ‘Wow, these are soft.’ ” “The iBlades place 1.6 times more elastomer directly behind the impact area of the club face, leading to an impressively soft feel when golfers flush a shot. Ping’s designers call the experience ‘activating the elastomer.’ ”…