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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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Chances are that if you are a truly devout golfer, a pilgrimage to golf’s mecca, a trip to Scotland, is first and foremost your primary goal...

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Golf Tips and Tricks

This area is designed to help everyone improve their golf game, pros and novices alike. Here our two Pro's, and game improvement techniques.

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Golfing Careers

Looking for the perfect place to start your new career in golf? Or maybe to move up in the Industry? Be sure to visit this golfing careers website.

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The Hippest, Most Intriguing Designs

   Unbelievable Comfort and Game Improvement Golf Shoes – BITE Golf

By: Dr. Barry Lotz

Based on Bite’s philosophy that Golf is a sport that involves all elements – athleticism, concentration, practice, competition, cheerleaders and the fact that there have been no significant changes to golf shoes since 1982, Bite has decided that the saddle shoe (designed circa 1800) needs to get a life. And so it should as we’ve seen golf evolve into a more powerful, technological game, with 400-yard drives and space age materials, so why not shoes as well? The market place is definitely there especially with the Tiger effect so predominant at this point in time.

Think about this factoid: walk into your favorite golf store and observe the hundreds of different clubs available to choose from, yet visit their shoe department and you get to pick between a brown saddle and a black saddle. Bland and lame – Why walk five miles in grass and mud in shoes that were designed for the boardroom?

More time is spent using one single piece of golf equipment than any other the golf shoe. This is the one item of equipment that has more complaints than any other, yet it is also the least updated piece of golf equipment.

The Bite Golf Shoe Company’s roots began in China where one of the founders, Dale Bathum was working in the shoe industry. Dale spent every spare moment golfing. A shoe guy himself, when it was time to buy golf shoes, Dale was unimpressed by the choices, and that’s when the gears started to turn. After working with almost every brand of shoe, Dale felt the time was right to introduce the golf world into the 1900’s. Kevin Xiao joined Dale in early 1995 to develop designs and plans for Bite, and after a year of planning, the time was right. In early 1996, Dale brought Heidi Bathum in to take care of all the accounting and operations, and Bite was ready to take over the world.

In California, Bite grew rapidly to 800 accounts with 2.4 million in sales, with eight employees working out of Dale’s apartment in San Rafael. A decision was made to move Bite back to Dale’s home state of Washington, and set up operations in Redmond. Bite expanded the shoe line to include women’s, children’s and also an apparel line. Soon they reached 2000 accounts worldwide. Their products became widely accepted for style, quality, customer service and most importantly, comfort.

Today Bite is the 5th largest golf shoe manufacturer, with worldwide distribution, and an almost fanatical cult following among golfers ranging from teenagers to seniors.

Bite is defining a new lifestyle among golfers who don’t believe in taking their shoes off after a round. Spike less outsoles, soft full-grain leathers, and supportive EVA mid soles make Bite shoes the most comfortable shoes you’ll ever put your feet in, for golf or otherwise.

Our testers tried both the “regular” style shoe and the golf sandals. The response to the sandals was nothing short of phenomenal as it relates to comfort. The only negative aspect attached to the sandal was the fact that the “early morning patrols” suffered wet feet but felt that carrying an extra pair of regular shoes was worth the effort.

Bite’s customer service is also outstanding  as of yesteryear when people really cared.

Number of models available in the range: 32
Widths available: Regular to Extra Wide (EEE)
Suggested retail price: $49.95 -$99.95
Website www.biteshoes.com 1.888.248.3465


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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  2. Callaway Epic Max Star Driver and Apex UW Utility Wood – www.callawaygolf.com
  3. Cleveland CBX ZipCore Wedges – www.clevelandgolf.com
  4. FootJoy Thermal Performance Full Zip Vest – www.footjoy.com
  5. Graphite Design’s Tour AD IZ shafts -   www.prochoicegolfshafts.com
  6. JumboMax Golf Grips - JumboMax.com
  7. Odyssey 2-Ball Ten, Triple Track Ten – www.odysseygolf.com
  8. Sacks Parente Series 18 Cavity Back Flange Blade Putter - www.sacksparente.com
  9. Sqairz Golf Shoes – www.sqairz.com
  10. Tour Edge Exotics Pro 721 Drivers & C721 Fairway Woods – www.touredgegolf.com

 

Golf Equipment Reviews Sheets & Eats

Whisker Shoe Laces

Really? Yes indeed.


 
Whiskers Enters U.S. Golf Market with Array of Color Pops, Cool Patterns on Shoelaces
 
Whiskers has launched men’s and women’s premium golf-specific shoelaces in nearly 20 color pops and unique patterns, expanding beyond its immensely popular bespoke laces for sneakers, casual and dress shoes, and boots.
The Made-in-the-USA golf laces coordinate in style and color with famous golf footwear and apparel brands as well as palettes of college and professional sports teams.  Made of ultra-durable poly-nylon tech weave with high-grade aglets, they are available in classic and athletic profiles, flat and oval shapes, and 30- to 45-inch lengths.  Best sellers include navy and light blue, orange and white, berry and black, green and blue, and purple and pink.  A pair is $15 and a set of five is $60.
The company’s entry into the $84B golf economy is timely and massive.  Through August 2021, golf rounds are up 11.3% over 2020, with millennials – who especially relish self-expression – representing one of the fastest growing golf segments.  Sales of golf equipment, apparel and accessories rose 37% over the same 12-month period.
Golf style trends also align with the company’s mission to create a Whiskers “movement” and its vision to become the world’s most iconic, inspirational, aspirational and ubiquitous premium golf lace and accent brand.  Golfers are paying more attention to how they look, supported by a new crop of young, causal Tour players and influencers injecting tremendous fashion energy into the golf landscape.  Easing of traditional dress codes at country clubs also contributes to Whiskers’ market opportunity. $39.99 as shown.

In addition to a robust e-commerce business, programs underway include a seamless ordering portal for golf shops; special edition socks around major tournaments and other events; presence on the feet of PGA and LPGA Tour players; and collaborations with golf footwear and apparel brands.
The brand is uber-popular as evidenced by rave reviews from major fashion and lifestyle media, as well as customer testimonials.  Widely recognized as a “here-to-stay trend,” Whiskers’ laces are becoming collectors’ items and are available on scores of websites, select specialty shops and at www.whiskerslaces.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

 

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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