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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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The Short Game’s best-kept Secret

       The “FEEL” Wedge Set Re-Launches “The Dart Thrower”

By: Dr. Barry Lotz

The old adage that “if you want to shoot lower scores, put the ball closer to the hole” is probably one of, if not the singularly most important facets of golf. Doing so involves practice to enhance one’s short game. To do so, a golfer needs dexterity, technique and good tools with the two most important clubs in the bag the wedge the putter.

This article is about a small California company that has resurfaced recently to produce beautifully crafted, functional and professional acceptance by tour players  the “Dart Thrower” FEEL 3-wedge system.

Amongst the legions of tour players are the likes of Lee Elder, Harold Henning, Leonard Thompson, Roy Vucinich, Gibby Gilbert, Sr and Walt Zembriski of the SENIOR PGA TOUR. From the BUY.COM Tour, notables are Briny Baird, Dave Rummells, Sonny Skinner, Kevin Blanton, Steve Ford, Gibby Gilbert, Jr. and Rob Johnson. On the LPGA Tour players such as Tracy Hanson, Kristal Parker, Debbie Harmon, and Debbi Koyama. On the PGA TOUR players such as Jesper Parnevik, Kirk Triplett, Bill Glasson, Bradley Hughes and David Peoples have tried the wedges as well as many European and Japanese Tour players. To date over 75% of all players using the “FEEL” wedge system have improved their bunker and short game.

Back in 1986, Lee Miller was perplexed. He and a group of his fellow PGA professional golfers were attending an open forum to learn more about golf equipment, and to Miller’s thinking, he came away with more questions than answers. What he heard was a rehash of the hype turned out by the marketing departments of equipment manufacturers. But with his Ph.D. in Engineering, he knew that what he heard just wasn’t grounded in scientific principles.

Lee started analyzing the various components of the golf club and the way each contributes to overall club performance. He found that he could improve that performance by changing some of the physical characteristics of the club. He began working on the clubs of other professionals and they reported back that the clubs “felt” great once he’d made the changes. There was a solidness and accuracy they hadn’t experienced before, even though their clubs were the best produced by the major manufacturers.

The correct “feel” says Miller, comes from the various club components working as a team to bring the club square at impact. During the swing, each golf club component acts individually, according to the laws of physics. The challenge is to coordinate the moments of force of these components so they fuse at impact, providing an optimum trajectory for maximum distance and accuracy.

Miller found the old personnel that had previously made the “FEEL” line. New tooling was made, and after several attempts small production runs were approved. Everything was exactly as Miller needed. The wedges were submitted to the USGA for approval and to assure conformance to the Rules of Golf. They were approved in 1999.

The decision was made in July 1999 to start initial marketing of the “FEEL”” wedges through the Internet. “FEEL” is presently producing and making sets of the wedges and irons at the “FEEL” Golf Company, Inc. headquarters in Salinas, CA.

While Miller’s competitive playing days are over, due to a shoulder injury, his club design and engineering background will still allow the players to enjoy the “FEEL” of the club in order to become the best they can be.

Our testing pros condensed the “FEEL”” Tour-Matched Golf Wedges most outstanding features as follows:

  • 6 way tour grind with a toe & hosel design to reduce club turn
  • Very soft “FEEL” through impact
  • Spanks divots for the stopping bite
  • Sand&an absolute gem to use to get out
  • Lob shots&just “FEEL” the best flipping wedges they have ever used
  • If you want spin, bite, lob, blast, spank, low, high, run, stop, back-up and “FEEL” consider these wedges!
Loft Bounce Swing Weight
52° 9 D-8
56° 6 D-8
60° 3 E-0

Additionally, as mentioned previously, these wedges are currently being played by over 100 professionals on all Tours, and Majors have been won with these wedges.

All wedges are 36 ¼” in length and available in right hand only. Price: $329 plus $14 for S&H and applicable local tax.

Lee Miller can be reached at his toll free number: (877) WDGSETS (934-7387), via fax facsimile number: (831) 758-5689, via email at: DrFeel@feelwedges.com and at the website www.feelwedges.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.

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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