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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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New Balance Golf

THE MOST COMFORTABLE GOLF SHOE EVER for golfers who need a wide fitting shoe!

One of the best known brands i new-balancen footwear is also in the golf shoe business. Golfers who need wider fitting shoes will be jumping for joy on the tee boxes and greens.

These shoes are so comfortable that you could wear them all day!

The lightweight Minimus LX Sport and NG2002 models feature a water resistant, breathable air-mesh upper with a stability cage for cool, comfortable support.

new-balance2The shoe is built on New Balance’s Minimus last which has a wider forefoot for a spacious and comfortable fit. The REVlite 4 mm drop midsole and lower heel stack height provides light weight cushioning, sensory feedback and dynamic stability. The Minimus has an Ortholite® moisture wicking comfort insole with antimicrobial fabric treatment to reduce odor and fungus. The dual density molded outsole provides excellent stability and traction in all conditions.

Men’s Styles: NBG2002  shown above is only available in a Grey/Yellow combination (both grey and yellow laces are included) $149.95. Sizes: 9 – 14. Widths: D & 4E

Minimus LX Sport shown below (White/Brown only) $129.95   Sizes: 8.5 – 15 Widths: D & 4E

New Balance is offering 4 additional styles which can all be seen at www.newbalance.

golf-fanPersonal Golf Fan

Whether you are in 110 degree weather or 75 degree weather, staying cool simply makes a round of golf more pleasurable. The PGF fan WILL make you feel cooler, refreshed and to back up its capabilities, take note of the following:

The battery runs for 6 ½ – 8 hours at regular speed. At high speed all the time, 3.5 – 4 hours.

Charging takes about 3 hours.

The fan will fit in the majority of available carts being used today.
The PGF was designed to fit into the cup holder of a golf cart and has an angle adjustment so that the fan can be directed in the proper direction. It was also designed with quality in mind, including a lithium-ion battery that can be charged up to 2,000 times, the company claims. It features a brushless ball-bearing motor that the company says will last for more than 10,000 hours.
$199.00                    www.pgffan.com

 

Ian Poulter’s CS2 Putting Aid

Every golfing dad wants to improve his putting, as this makes up, or should make up, 40% to 60% of your score.

c2-putting-aidIncorporating many of the suggested and proven putting techniques in an easy all-in-one device, the CS2 will definitely improve your putting statistics.

Never mind that a Top PGA Tour pro endorses this product and another 60 use the CS2, it works superbly in fixing and training common mistakes that tend to slip in at the most unexpected times.

Using the colorful CS2 and the following putting drills, will enable you to instantly improve 5 critical essentials to become a great putter.

Aim: With a little practice, especially on short putts, draw a line on your ball and use it to square your putter face. In conjunction with the CS2, you will train your eyes to recognize a square clubface every time. The key is to reaffirm what a square clubface is in your mind during your practice sessions so you will always immediately recognize if your putter face is not square.

Good Body Alignment: Use the lower part of the Address T on the base plate. This will provide a perfect alignment guide at address. The extended line on the runway will further help you see the line to the target.

Consistent Stroke Path: A consistent stroke path and repeatable putting stroke is the hallmark of all the great putters. What is great about the CS2 is that it does not try to force you to putt one way.  Whether you use a conventional putter, belly or broomstick putter, the CS2 will accommodate your stroke and preferred style. This is where you should experiment to find the path you feel is your natural repeatable stroke. Once you find the stroke that feels best for you, simply lock it in by taking note of your numbers on the base plate. These are your ideal stroke path numbers. If you know your numbers you can set the CS2 in the exact same position every time you practice. Whether at home, the office, or on the practice green, the CS2 allows you to practice perfectly every time.

Square Face at Impact: Undeniably, this is the most crucial aspect on short putts. Instead of changing your grip on 5 – 10 foot putts (like Snedeker), the CS2’s specially designed runway plate has gates 18” out. Just hit your putts and if the ball goes through the gate, you know your putter face is square. Shades of Tiger’s golf tee drill and Dave Pelz’s Putting Tutor! If the ball hits either gate you will know the face was open or closed. It is that simple!

Speed and Distance Control: Now that you have mastered a perfect putting stroke at impact, combined by putting the ball along your intended line, if your pace is wrong, you will not make the putt. Using the CS2 Putting Cup, either on the green or at home, you will quickly learn that if you hit/stroke the ball too firmly, the ball will bounce over the back. Hitting it too softly and it will not go in. At the perfect pace, the ball will go into the cup and roll out the side exit. This allows you to make multiple putts without having to clear the cup.

An instruction book, CD and putting cup are included.

The CS2 is currently selling for $89.00 with a 30-day money back guarantee.

www.cs2putting.com

 

bridgestone-ballsBridgestone’s Limited Edition USA  e6 Balls

For those dads who love to collect memorabilia, need to feed their desires to show off something different and new, and are patriots, this ball covers all bases.

The e6, one of Bridgestone’s flagship models, is the softest multilayer golf ball on the market.

Designed to help players eliminate slices and hooks, it reduces side-spin for straighter distance.

Currently the top-selling e Series model worldwide, the e6 ball is also available in white, yellow and orange.

$26.99 per dozen.     www.bridgestonegolf.com

 

bobby-jones-vestThe Classic Bobby Jones Vest

The Textured Argyle Tailored Vest from Bobby Jones has old school appeal and new school cool.  It draws its inspiration from the tailored elegance of the 1930’s but is knit from a very modern blend of cotton, nylon and silk.

Constructed like a traditional waistcoat with the elongated front points and shorter back, this vest will win Dad the style award on the course, in the clubhouse and at the office.

$165.  www.BobbyJones.com

 

Game Golf Tracking Device

One of the best products to come out of the 2014 PGA Show in Orlando with rave reviews from both Graeme McDowell and Pete Bevacqua (CEO, PGA of America).

With GAME GOLF, game tracking happens in the background, so you can focus on playing instead of note-taking. All you have to do is power up, put on the device, and play your game.

game-golfDuring your round, simply tap the tags you installed into the grip of your clubs against a wearable device before each shot. That’s it! Everything else is done automatically.

It is so user friendly for such a high tech gadget. All you need to do is to install the unique tags into each of your clubs and simply tag each club to the device before you take your shot. That’s it. GAME GOLF logs what club you use and where on the course you use it. By combining these observations, your game is visualized like never before.

After your round, and using Game Golf’s web and mobile interfaces, you  can analyze your game by using a map of the golf course that shows both your shot locations and distances.

Everything you do on the course is recorded and presented in an all-in-one online system to help you better see, understand and show off your skills. With GAME GOLF, you don’t just leave everything you’ve got on the course—it comes with you afterwards so you can see in detail how you did and where you can do better.

Every round of golf you play can be shared with anyone you choose. From that huge drive on hole #14 to your average stats over time, your golf game is no longer limited to the people you played with. Your progress and accomplishments can be shared with your friends and family—as well as a whole new community on the GAME platform—for fun, or for bragging rights.

Included with the Golf Game tracking devise are 18 tags for your clubs, a USB cable and a protective pouch.

Round stats can be viewed on mobile devices and tablets using the GAME GOLF app, after uploading your game via a laptop or computer. The Game Golf tracking device does not connect real time to smart phones.

$249.00   www.gamegolf.com

SunIce

suniceThe Harvey – A HUNTLEY MERINO WOOL BLEND FULL ZIP WINDSTOPPER LINED VEST

This beautiful, window pane motif vest looks better in actuality than the photo, and the photo looks good. This is a great garment for both on and off the course.

In my humble opinion, any Sunice product is a quality engineered, classic looking and functional garment.

From SunIce’s Pro Sport collection, this vest is made with a 50/50 blend of Acrylic and Extra fine 12 gauge T.E.C. Merino wool.

It features a rib knit collar and hem with a durable twill fabric on the shoulder panel and offers 100% wind protection and breathability.

The Fletcher Leisure Group, based in Montreal, Quebec, is a company with 47 years of golf industry experience marketing multiple brands in Canada, the United States, Europe and the UK. Additional brands that make up the Fletcher portfolio include the wholly owned AUR and Tommy Hilfiger.

Sunice®, founded in 1976 in Alberta, Canada as a skiwear brand, successfully transcended its technical outerwear capabilities into the golf market in the early 1990s, as the golf industry gravitated towards designing sport-specific garments that truly helped enhance the game.

Nextbelt

nextbeltA golf retailers dream – repeat sales on a consistent basis.

Nexbelt, “The Belt With No Holes” recently introduced its new Canvas Series belt, because sometimes leather is too formal and, maybe, you’re looking for something for Dad that looks classic yet casual.

These belts go well with shorts and jeans for that relaxed casual look. They also dress well with a pair of chinos without being too formal or to casual.

Known for its innovative technology, Nexbelt’s Canvas Series belt features a unique ratcheting system called PreciseFit that allows the wearer to adjust his belt in quarter-inch increments, providing the best fit, feel and fashion available.

$39.99 www.Nexbelt.com

 

GOLF Magazine’s Play Like a Pro Coffee Table  Instructional Book

golf-magFrom Golf Magazine’s Top 100 teachers, this picture filled book on how to build an arsenal of shots together with its Scan-It/See-IT! for tablet or Smartphone, make this a great gift year round.

This Scan-It/See-It technology seamlessly connects you to 65 instruction videos via your Smartphone or tablet that bring these crucial moves to life.

Ever wonder how Tiger Woods hits his patented ‘stinger’ shot? How Phil Mickelson makes his flop-shot dance on the green? How Adam Scott and Ernie Els swing with perfect tempo? How Brandt Snedeker’s putting tempo is the envy of his peers? In PLAY LIKE A PRO, GOLF Magazine’s Top 100 Teachers – the most elite group of teaching professionals on the planet – break it down and make sense of the signature shots of the game’s elite.

The book follows in the accomplished footsteps of Golf Magazine ’s acclaimed series of lesson manuals that offer specialized instruction of every facet of the game—from driving to putting to basic skills—and showcases each player’s signature skill in vivid, accessible detail.

Along with quotes from the pros on their signature skill, PLAY LIKE A PRO includes hundreds of color photos and easy-to-follow lessons and drills from Golf Magazine’s Top 100 Teachers that explain and illustrate each concept.

For more information visit            www.golf.com/plap

$22.86    www.amazon.com

 

Sun Mountain C130 Cart Bag

sun-mtnDad will love the best cart bag made today! This is the most functional and aesthetically pleasing golf bag on the market today.

The C 130 has been the Golf Digest Hot List Selection every year since 2007 and continues to be Sun Mountain’s most popular bag.

Not only does it look great after many rounds, but those utility handles are worth their salt.

Among the many features of this seven pound bag are the reverse-orientation top, the three utility handles integrated into the top, and the strap channel and the integrated putter well. Another handle was added on the bottom to give you somewhere to grab when you’re getting the bag out of your trunk.

All the pockets are deep enough and are accessible when the bag is on a cart. All nine pockets are forward-facing and accessible when the bag is on the cart and there are two velour-line pockets, including one sized for a rangefinder.

The bag, weighing just under seven pounds, has 9 pockets, 10.5″ top diameter with 15-way individual, full-length club dividers. It has a very comfortable single shoulder strap.

A variety of colours are available.

$219.95        www.sunmountain.com

 

Tom Watson’s Lessons of a Lifetime II

lessons-bookTom Watson Lessons of a Lifetime was released in 2010 and has become one of the best-selling golf instructional video programs of all time, having sold over 70,000 DVD sets in 5 languages, in over 40 countries.  In extensive surveys conducted with buyers, 88% said the program had improved their game and 79% rated the program as excellent.

Recently, the World Golf Hall of Famer, Tom Watson, has announced the release of over 20 new lessons for his very popular and successful Lessons of a Lifetime DVD set.

The new lessons cover many advanced topics, including pre-shot routine, the importance of the bottom of the arc, head movement, how to benefit the most with your time on the practice tee, handling pressure, the 40 yard wedge shot, controlling trajectory on chips, chipping with a putting set up, several putting lessons and instruction for kids and seniors.

These new 2014 lessons are being sold separately, and also combined with the original 2 disc Lessons of a Lifetime program.

  • Tom Watson Lessons of a Lifetime II with New Advanced Lessons (3 discs and a 20 page booklet) will have a MSRP of $49.95.
  • Tom Watson Lessons of a Lifetime II:  The New Advanced Lessons (1 disc and a 4 page booklet) will have a MSRP of $24.95.

A portion of the proceeds from all sales will be contributed to the Bruce Edwards Foundation for ALS Research. www.tomwatson.com   or www.amazon.com

Powerbilt’s Nitrogen Charged Air Force One DFX Tour Black Driver

powerbiltNever heard of PowerBilt?

Never heard of driver heads(golf clubs) filled with Nitrogen?

PowerBilt has been a respected part of the golf industry for nearly a century, since 1916!  Their clubs have been in the bags for 8 major victories, as well as victories in over 100 PGA and LPGA events.

Nitrogen N7: Nitrogen Charging is a newly patented method to reinforce the face of the club without adding any weight.

The company’s claim is that with the combination of an ultra-thin face combined with a head of compressed nitrogen (80lbs), provides tremendous support to the club face so every golfer can benefit from maximum C.O.R., maximum C.T., maximum Trampoline Effect, and Maximum Smash Factor for increased distances of 10-20 yards.

Our testing group found this to not only be true, but outdrove the PING G25, SLDR S and Callaway Big Bertha!

The aerodynamic  designed DFX (Deep Face Extreme) forged Titanium body with its cup face technology, is now 5 mm deeper and has 6 grams of weight added, low and forward in the club head, than previous iterations of the Air Force One driver. With the additional weight, the CG (Center of Gravity) has been moved forward, which in turn produces a better smash factor.

The DFX model  is available in both the high MOI and Tour Series, in lofts of 8.5°, 9.5°, 10.5° and 12.5°. The standard shaft length is 45 ½”.

The club is offered in several leading shaft models from the top OEM shaft brands, allowing golfers and their club fitters to achieve their optimum launch angles and spin rates. Currently, all Air Force One woods feature customized speed-rated shafts from Fujikura.

$299.99       www.powerbilt.com


As one can see, this year’s opportunities for gifting are excellent. Dad will appreciate and  welcome any of these products that are sure to enhance his golf experience.

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 currently works as a mental coach to 14+ PGA Tour Pros. He is also the author of numerous books, including “333 Best Web Sites for Golfers”, “How to Build Business Relationships through Golf” which is in the Top Ten Golf Business Book’s bestseller list. His latest book,” The Right Mind for Golf”, released last year, is now in its 5th printing.

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

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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