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The Best of The Best Golf Products – 2003

By: Dr. Barry Lotz

Over the past year literally truckloads of apparel and golf equipment have been received, tested and reviewed by our staff.

Soft good are the bread and butter for retailers as this is where the highest percentage markups are found. And with the advent of new apparel and accessories companies blossoming, the golfers upgrading of their wardrobes can be seen in the styles and selections being made available by these new companies.

Companies such as Tehama and Nike have very avant-garde merchandize while companies such as Zero Restriction, Sunderland and Fairway & Greene have made great inroads on the Tours, which in turn have boosted their sales.

As regards to equipment, the product life cycles have been shortened to less than six months giving both the consumer many options but also causing confusion as to which product to purchase. In this domain of equipment (drivers, irons, woods, wedges and putters), marketing is playing a more important role for the manufacturer. For the consumer, his best defense is to test drive these products before making a purchase.

The most common thread amongst the star performers in each category was their quality, design, and functionality and desired intended usage.

We have, after exhaustive testing, concluded that to do each category justice, we would pick the top three products in each category, where possible, and award the title The Best of the Best.

Certain categories will reflect just a single product. Others contain two and sometimes three items, as we felt they were of equal stature. For those categories with only a single brand named, it was simply that other products submitted were deemed not up to snuff and therefore were omitted.

The first product listed is to be considered the best of show, unless there is a tie in which case all the products named will be bolded. I too often get asked about my favorites therefore for the sake of my sanity and that of my publisher, I concur with the first product shown to be my choice as well in that category.

This article is Men Only. The Ladies Only will appear in an upcoming issue.

APPAREL:

Belts  Greg Norman  Bobby Jones – Footjoy

Caps  OConnor  Legendary  Imperial Headwear

Cleats/Spikes  Black Widow SoftSpikes – CHAMP Trac

Gloves – Nike – Footjoy  TaylorMade

Outerwear  Zero Restriction  Sunderland – Tehama

Rain Gear – Zero Restriction  Sunderland – Roche Zero Restriction

Socks  Eurosocks  DeFeet – Footjoy

Shirts – Upscale  Fairway & Greene  Tehama  Tommy Behama

– Regular  Greg Norman  Adidas – Nike

Shoes – Traditional – Nike  Adidas  Footjoy  Surefoot

– Contemporary – Ecco  Cyclonic – Bite

Trousers  Greg Norman  Tommy Behama – Dockers

Visors – Imperial Head Gear – Texace

ACCESSORIES

Collar Stays – Collarstyx

Coolers  2,4,6 Cascade To Go Cooler

Golf Bags  Stand Bags  PING  Ogio – ClubGlove

 Cart Bags – ClubGlove – Sun Mountain – Ogio

Golf Carts – EZ Go  Yamaha  Club Car

Grips – Lamkin  GolfPride  Winn

On-Line Golf Shopping  The Golf Warehouse (www.tgw.com)

Push Carts  Manual  Sun Mountain Speed Cart  Big Boy Express

Electronic  Lectronic Kaddy

Putting Greens – SofTrak Putting Greens

Range Finders  SkyGolf GPS – Bushnell

Sunglasses – Scheyden  Oakley- SunBuster

SunscreenKinesys  ProDerma  Coppertone Sport

Tees – Global Golfs Step Down tees  Brush Tees

Travel Bags  Club Glove  ClubGloves Stiff Arm

Umbrellas – GustBuster

TRAINING TEACHING

Golf Book  The Right Mind for Golf , The Consistent Winning Process.

SchoolsGame Improvement – Pelz Short Game Schools  Butch Harmon Schools  Kip Puterbaugh Golf Academy (Carlsbad, CA at Aviara)

Pro Teacher School  Professional Golf Teachers Association of America

Training Aids  Putting  Dave Pelz Putting Tutor  The Putting Arc  Putting Pod- Trustroke

Swing – The Inside Approach  AJ Bonars Video Series  The Plane Stick

Custom Fitting  Mitch Voges Max Out Golf  Dynamic Balance System

The Inside Approach

EQUIPMENT

BallsOver $20 per dozen  Nike One  Titleist Pro V1 Series  Callaway HX Tour 2

Under $20 per dozen  Noodle  Top Flight Infinity  Precept U-Tri

Drivers  Major OEM  TaylorMade 580 Series  Titleist 983 Series  Cobra SZ 
Callaway GBB II – Cleveland Launcher

Secondary OEM  Adams- Tour Edge – MacGregor  GolfGear Tsunami

Fairway Woods  Sonartec  TaylorMade – Cleveland – Nike CPR

IronsRegular  TaylorMade RAC Series  Callaway X16  Nike Slingshot

Hybrid – TaylorMade Rescue Mid -Tour Edge Bazooka JMAX Combo Set
 Adams Idea Irons –

ShaftsGraphiteFujikara  Graphite Design Intl.  UST

Steel – True Temper – Rifle

Shaft Enhancement  Advanced Shaft Design Centroidal Axis Technology(TM), – SST Puring

Putters Scotty Cameron Series (all)  Odyssey 2- Ball  TaylorMade Rossa series

WedgesCleveland Series – TaylorMade RAC Series Vokey Series  Callaway V Series


Barry Lotz, J.D., Ph.D. is the director of the Professional Golf Teachers Association of America. He is a member of the Golf Writers Association of America, the California Golf Writers Association, and serves both as a Consultant and Mediator to the golf industry. He is also the author of numerous books, including “333 Best Web Sites for Golfers” and his current book, “How to Build Business Relationships Through Golf” is in the Top Ten Golf Business Book’s best seller list.

He can be reached at www.pgtaa.com or drlotz@cbsgolf.net

 

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Golf Equipment Reviews Sheets & Eats

PING

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Last year PING had the best-selling driver in the G30 model. This year, their new PING G has attracted a new set of devotees to the PING clan.
What the G driver offers is what every golfer desires – faster club head and ball speed. Using proprietary Turbulator Technology, VorTec and face/crown transition to combine for more efficient air flow, there is definitely a noticeable difference over the G30 version – all good.
The T9S Titanium face is thinner and hotter for maximum distance and deflection. The club’s adjustability with its 5-lobe hosel sleeve, allows ±1 degree of loft adjustment.
Another improvement is the DragonFly Technology –

$429.99 www.pinggolf.com

 

Make Winter time Productive For Your Golf Game

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If you live in an area where winter means cold temperatures, rain, sleet, snow and wind, your golf game may be tucked safely in the back of your mind.

While that’s understandable it is still a time to prepare for when the weather takes a turn for the better.

Here are some suggestions on how to make your winter productive for your game...

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This Month’s Featured Web Site Featured Golf School

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If you thought the Orient Express was high class, then you will love Rovos Rail. Recapture the romance and atmosphere of a bygone era as you step aboard our reconditioned wood-paneled coaches and enjoy fine cuisine in five-star luxury. Golf safaris are also available

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Professional Golf Teachers Association

PGTAA graduates have access to positions as golf teaching professionals including head professionals at

both private and public country clubs, golf schools, driving ranges, golf learning centers, indoor facilities, high schools and college coaches. Custom club makers have added golf teaching as a new dimension to their businesses. Graduates can also expect to hold positions as managers of both public and private golf facilities within the US and internationally.

A magazine’s review of the PGTAA

 

Instruction Area Gof Tips and Tricks

Having problems with your swing? – Fix your slice! by Johnny Miller

I recently was examining swing sequences of some of the greatest players in history. Knowing that some of these players favored a draw as their standard shot while others preferred a fade, I sought to identify swing features within each group that would explain their respective ball-flight tendencies. Something profound emerged that I think will benefit all golfers, especially those cursed with a wicked slice.

What I found was this: Virtually every accomplished fader of the ball–from Jack Nicklaus to Tiger Woods–displayed a straight left arm at the top of the backswing. Conversely, those who preferred a draw–players like Arnold Palmer and Bobby Jones–maintained a slight bend at the elbow.

This discovery is great news for most slicers, as they tend to do by accident what intentional faders do on purpose. In this article I’ll explain why the dynamic works, and how a simple swing change will make a powerful draw your standard shot.

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This area of golfindustryonline.com is designed to help everyone improve their golf game, pros and novices alike. Here our two Pro’s, Geoff Greig and Mark Immelman, explore different aspects of the golf swing and game improvement techniques.

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