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Drivers continue to be the most discussed, most macho piece of golf equipment amongst golfers and club designers.

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How To Say “Happy Mother’s Day & Father’s Day”

What did you get your Dad for Father’s Day last year or your Mom for Mother’s day? Don’t remember? Of course you don’t – neither does Mom or Dad, and neither do millions of fathers and mothers across America . It’s that time of year again when both Mom and Dad deserve a token of your appreciation. We have assembled a cornucopia of inexpensive and slightly more expensive golf items that convey your love and appreciation for Mom and Dad and make their golfing even more pleasurable.

Bag Boy Introduces New XLT-15 Cart Bag With Innovative Clip-Lok Organizer Top
The Bag Boy Company, a technological leader in golf bag design, newest  innovative cart bag features  a Clip-Lok system to hold clubs firmly in place.

XLT-15 The new XLT-15 cart bag is specifically designed to lock clubs in place and prevent unnecessary noise and club damage during the round. The XLT-15 features 15 individual Clip-Loks integrated into the 11-way organizer top. The Clip-Loks are designed to eliminate club contact by holding the shaft of the club securely in place until the club is ready to be used. The Clip-Lok system is easy to operate, simply snap the shaft into the lock.

The 420D nylon, 10-inch cart bag comes with individual full length dividers and an external putter well with a putter Clip-Lok. There are eight easily accessible pockets on the bag for plenty of storage, including a large insulated cooler pocket and a fleece lined pocket to protect valuables. This well designed and handsome lightweight cart bag weighs only 7 pounds.

The XLT-15 cart bag is offered in seven color combinations – red/black, yellow/black, lime green/black, navy/silver, black, pink/charcoal/white and aqua blue/silver/white

MSRP:$159.95      www.bagboy.com

 

 

Adams Ladies Idea A7OS Bronze 14 Piece Set
Adams Golf’s phenomenal success on all Tours has been outstanding these past five years. Simply stated, Adams Golf makes the most user friendly clubs in the market place.


With the Adams Ladies Idea A7OS 14 Piece Set, designed exclusively for women, everything Mom needs to hit the course is in the bag. It’s a premium, perfectly designed set of clubs from the award-winning brand, Idea.
The Idea A7OS 14-piece set is very easy to hit and incorporates the latest technology to make the game easier and more fun. This complete set of clubs features an aerodynamic driver, low profile fairway woods: 3, 5 & 7, Adam’s Golf’s award winning hybrid irons: 4–SW and a mallet putter.
As for shafts, Adams Golf uses the Grafalloy Ultralite graphite shafts which weigh 45 grams in the woods and 50 grams in the hybrids and irons. These shafts are responsive and impart a great feel while making it easy to get the ball in the air. The grips are the popular Winn premium soft touch grip.
As this is a total package deal, there is a lightweight cart bag, 8 matching head covers, and a rain hood. The set is available in both left-handed and right-handed models.
$799.99                  www.adamsgolf.com

 

Bridgestone e5 golf balls
While not every golf ball will suit every golfer, there is one ball that seems to work for most golfers – the award winning e5 ball by Bridgestone. 
e5 BoxThis the only 2-piece urethane cover golf ball on the market, and it’s unique selling proposition is its exceptional construction, cover material and short-game spin attributes.
The e5’s new Dual Dimple Technology cover provides even longer distance off the tee, while maintaining its same great feel and spin greenside. The e5 has comparable spin to several other leading premium balls, including the Pro V1.
Our testing group loved playing this ball and were really impressed that they could get comparable spin control and performance for about $20 less per dozen than the best-selling ball in golf.
$26.99 per dozen    www.bridgestonegolf.com
Want to impress Dad, or simply show your appreciation for all he does for you?

Then you need to get him the most comfortable, elegant and best golf shoe manufactured – The FootJoy ICON golf shoes – FJ ICON for short.


The FootJoy Icon golf shoes are the flagship product from the #1 golf shoe company in the world.  Inspired by FootJoy’s heritage, the FJ Icon combines both full grain and exquisite calfskin leathers, supported by a performance infused outsole.
These golf shoes feature great classic styling with some progressive styles as well.  The quality and fit is fantastic and sure to make these your favorite golf shoes in your arsenal of golf fashion weapons. Plus, your fellow golfers will be impressed with your good taste.
The FJ ICON golf shoe combines both full grain and exquisite calfskin leathers, supported by a performance infused outsole. The luxurious calfskin offers unparalleled beauty, fit and resistance to stretching, while the premium full grain leather offers outstanding waterproof comfort, breathability and durability. Memory Foam located in the tongue and around the collar provides a custom fit to enhance comfort. Soft microfiber is strategically placed in the heel to ensure an optimal slip resistant fit.
The leather covered dual density PU fitbed creates an underfoot base that mimics the natural shape of your foot, helping to provide a quality fit and cushioned support. Leather linings provide superior comfort, slip resistance and in-shoe breathability, while the genuine leather bond welt provides beautiful visual detailing along the top edge of the midsole.
Varying densities of TPU (thermoplastic urethane) are strategically placed throughout the outsole for stability, flexibility and walking comfort. Dual OptiFlex Zones offer forefoot flexibility and the torque bar in the shank area of the outsole increases midfoot support. A pre-molded ABS insole board is extremely flexible in the forefoot for walking comfort and extra firm in the heel for extra platform stability.
These custom made shoes can be ordered in a variety of colors and styles. The best attribute is that if your one foot requires a larger size than the other foot, you can order the shoe this way. Also, another great customization is the ability to have your name, initials or logo placed on the shoe!
$249.95    www.footjoy.com

 

Etonic Offers Dad A Free Glove With Purchase Of A Pair Of Shoes

Dad can always use a new pair of golf shoes. Etonic has a wide selection to choose from based on dad’s style. Plus, when you purchase a pair of Etonic golf shoes, dad will receive a free golf glove.

http://ih.constantcontact.com/fs080/1101399613121/img/283.jpgEtonic footwear, known for its exceptional fit and comfort right out of the box, features PowerUp™ Outsole TechnologyGSok Glove. This best-in-class outsole is in all models (Stabilizer, Dri-Tech, Soft-Tech, Sport-Tech and Lite-Tech) of theEtonic men’s shoes and provides superior traction, flexibility and stability.

The Perfect Fit glove, which was named to the 2010 Golf Digest Hot List, features premium leather on the palm and fingers. The Dri-Lite™ microfiber back, along with a patent-pending Stabilizer Island Thumb™, provides an exceptional fit and precise grip. The suggested retail of the Perfect Fit glove is $18.

The Father’s Day glove promotion will be redeemed directly through Etonic. Consumers simply complete the information card located in the shoe box and send it in with the sales receipt and
UPC label.

Etonic men’s golf shoes can be purchased at golf shops, golf specialty retailers and online.

MSRP:   $150.00 Stabilizer, $100 Dri-Tech, $120 Soft-Tech, $85 Sort-Tech, $60 Lite-Tech
www.etonic.com

 

The Right Mind for Golf by Dr. Barry Lotz


The author’s latest book will help get your mind, both for golf and daily living, back on track expeditiously.
This is the same book Dr. Lotz uses with his PGA Tour players and includes both the Golfer’s Mental Aptitude Test and a handy pull-out card that is found in many Tour player’s bags. It is short, succinct and will most definitely make you a better golfer. After all golf is really 90% mental!
$19.95                           www.pgtaa.com

 

GolfBuddy World Platinum Golf GPS – A nice touch
GolfBuddy has made large strides with the release of the GolfBuddy World Platinum, which incorporates full hole graphic layouts and the ability to target any point on the course for distance readings.
golf-products-2011The new GolfBuddy World Platinum is a fast and reliable way to get accurate distances on the course and with a vivid color touch screen, Direct Overhead Hole Imaging and clear yardage displays. The golfer can instantly see how far it is to any point on the hole. This is the Rolls-Royce of GPS rangefinders!
At retail, GolfBuddy is outselling all other brands of GPS rangefinders 3 to 1. Instructions are easy to follow and Rick Smith’s DVD is an added bonus.
And because the GolfBuddy World Platinum combines true GPS and TouchPoint instant measuring with mapping courses on foot, the distances shown are supremely accurate.
The GolfBuddy World Platinum GPS rangefinder is the ideal piece of equipment to help you improve your course management. The device is extremely easy to use – turn it on and with the Golf Buddy’s unique automatic course and hole recognition feature, the correct course and hole will load automatically each and every time, eliminating the need to navigate cumbersome menus to load the appropriate view.

The unit comes preloaded with all available courses across North America, with the ability to load even more world-wide courses. The unit has a 40,000 course storage capability. It is also both shock-resistant and weather resistant.
Information is presented in a clear manner, and the menus are well organized. On top of that there are no additional subscription fees or other charges for accessing the golf course database – users simply pay for the device.
Target information is pre-loaded into the unit and you may add up to 11 of your own personal targets per hole. The Golf Buddy’s large, easy-to-read screen gives features the dynamic green view which changes the shape of the green depending on your angle of approach.
The unit also features a score-tracking module, driving distance mode, and multilingual capability. Included is a lithium-ion rechargeable battery that powers the unit.

MSRP:  $399.00    www.golfbuddyglobal.com

 

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Finding golfers’ gifts other than the usual run- of -the- mill books, training aids or balls is usually a chore, especially if you want a really nice gift.
There is, however, an answer to this dilemma: Barrington – a collection of distinctive gifts for golf- and country-club tournaments and pro-shop sales. Barrington is an official licensee of the PGA TOUR and USGA for luxury, executive level gifts.
Barrington is a designer and manufacturer of high-end, retail-quality business gifts at low wholesale-direct prices. Their specialty is CUSTOM gift design for clubs, client special events and programs, all at matchless value.

The quality is superb and on many products customization is available. Barrington owns and operates their own custom cut-and- sew (no contract manufacturing like most brands) factory.
http://www.pgtaa.com/2011/Mar2011/barrington_shaving_kit.jpgBarrington will also develop, host and fulfil custom co-branded, turnkey e-commerce gift web sites for clients who have numerous employees and associates in the field that often need gifts for constituents or have supporters who want to purchase personal gifts. Barrington ships ordered gifts to the location of choice on the timing of choice determined by each user.
Shaving Bag: $156.00 iPad Jacket: $140.00
www.barringtongifts.com

Daphne’s Head Covers – a great gift idea!

Red Dragon Golf Club Headcover by Daphne'sWhen it comes to making animal head covers, there is no one better than Daphne’s. They focus solely on creating realistic looking, quality head covers of all Mother Nature’s critters. Whether you are a dog or cat lover, have fondness for barnyard animals, enjoy the creatures of the sea, or just want to deck out your golf bag with a variety of fuzzy friends…Daphne’s has the perfect head cover for you!

 

 
Black Lab Golf Headcover
Each of their golf club head covers exhibits the Daphne Difference. From conception to completion, each and every head cover is created with an eye on quality, function, form and attention to minute detail. All of the club head covers bear the company label and factory phone number. The phone number is there for you, should something ever go wrong with one of their head covers. Daphne’s believes that every animal you buy from them will be a representation of our family’s commitment to their success.

Daphne’s head covers has been in business for more than thirty years and enjoys a reputation as an industry leader. Daphne’s Head covers offers a lifetime satisfaction guarantee on more than 200 head cover models. With over 30 years as the benchmark for quality — from custom design, hand finished details, to corporate logos, you will not find a better styled and quality head cover anywhere!
MSRP: $34.95    www.daphnesheadcovers.com
 

 

Ashworth’s Cardiff Street Shoe

Ashworth is introducing four footwear models which include, for the first time in the brand’s history, street shoes. The Ashworth Footwear Essentials are named for an historic beach town in San Diego’s North County region, where the Ashworth brand was conceived and born. Designed to go almost anywhere, from the course to casual Friday, to a night on the town. Availability begins June 1, 2011.

The highlight of the collection is the Cardiff, a spikeless golf shoe with the cross-over appeal of a town shoe. Playability, wearability and a sure-footed spikeless sole unite with tumbled leathers and rich suede accents to take the Cardiff from the course to the clubhouse and beyond.

MSRP $120.00                www.AshworthGolf.com

 

New Build Your Own Belt & Buckles from adidas
Trophy 2.0 Buckle-10 available colors (Samples below)

Features:

  • Lightweight multi component construction
  • Matte black perforated base
  • Premium finished multi-contoured Trophy Stripes
  • Interchangeable design for build your own belt system

Sport Performance Buckle

Features:

  • Premium finished perforated metal buckle
  • Debossed enamel filled adidas performance logo
  • Interchangeable design for build your own belt system

Duo Leather Belt Strap
Features:

  • Genuine full grain smooth leather strap
  • Raised fashion edges
  • Interchangeable design for build your own belt system

Leather Belt Strap

Features:

  • Genuine full grain smooth leather strap
  • Interchangeable design for build your own belt system

Shadow Leather Belt Strap

Features:

  • Genuine full grain white leather strap
  • Multi layer construction
  • Perforated fashion detail with black contrast backing
  • Interchangeable design for build your own belt system

www.TaylorMadeGolfGear.com

Epoch Tees – Go Green

Manufactured by Evolve Golf, the Epoch tee is becoming the preferred tee of superintendents and course operators nationwide. Evolve’s offerings have completely replaced wooden tees at more than 300 world-class golf facilities due to:

  • The Epoch tee is far more durable than a wooden tee. It is common to play a round of golf with just a single 2 ¾” Epoch for driver tee shots and a single 1 ½” Epoch for fairway wood, hybrid, and iron tee shots.
  • Epoch golf tees are mower friendly. 30% more force is required to cut through a wood tee compared to the Epoch.
  • The durability of the Epoch tee greatly reduces golf tee consumption and eliminates tee litter, which improves course aesthetics, lowers tee box maintenance costs, and cuts golf tee purchasing costs:

 

  

  Tees/ Year Cost / Thousand Tees Total Cost
Epoch 50,000 $27/m $1,350
Wood 100,000 $18/m $1,800
Bamboo 125,000 $16/m $2,000

Performance Benefits of Epoch – The #1 Performance Golf Tee on Tour

  • The preferred tee of many of the world’s best players, the Epoch has far outpaced any other composite tee with 127 tour wins globally, including 48 PGA Tour victories.
  • Proven via rigorous independent tests to add 3 to 12 yards in distance and 4 to 9 yards in accuracy for players with swing speeds ranging from 80mph to 120mph.
  • The only performance tee with radius posts that span the width of a golf ball dimple, creating an extremely low coefficient of friction between ball and tee, eliminating deflection at impact and increasing ball speed and control.
  • Affordably priced, players will see greater dollar-for-dollar distance and accuracy improvement than with a new driver, golf ball, shaft or any other piece of equipment.

 

Evolve Golf’s Sweet Spot System – available on all Evolve tees – takes the guess work out of consistently teeing at the proper height by aligning the ball with the driver’s “sweet spot,” assuring golfers get optimum distance and accuracy on every drive.

Easy to use, players simply enter the make and model of their driver at Evolve Golf’s website and the application returns the recommended depth of insertion mark to use when placing the tee into the ground. This guide is a visual reference tool featuring four evenly spaced marks printed on the stem of the tee.

MSRP:$6.99 per packet                                       www.evolvegolf.com

 

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. His new book, “The Right Mind for Golf”, is due out in May 2011.

 

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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

www.rovos.com

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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