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The Cobra F-Max Airspeed lineup of woods and irons build on a heritage of providing easy-to-hit, affordable designs for moderate speed golfers. Though the line’s trend of offset and draw-biased drivers matching up with oversize, wide-soled irons continues, its main move forward now is to make it easier for average golfers to generate more distance
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Take yourself back 25 years, when personal computers were just becoming the norm in society. Clunky, confusing and bearing — gasp — dial-up modems, they were a far cry from today’s sleek models. Just like PCs, golf simulators have evolved immensely and rapidly through the years, becoming a much more integrated part of our lives.
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Stephen Curry continues to build his brand within golf, strengthened by a deal announced on Monday with golf equipment manufacturer Callaway. The partnership is a multi-year agreement, Callaway announced, which will include the company providing golf equipment to Howard University’s newly relaunched men’s and women’s golf teams, which were funded by Curry. Curry has played
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Irons are no longer single pieces of metal. Most combine steel and high-strength alloys with heavy tungsten, shock-absorbing polymers and other elements previously found only in rocket engines and artificial hips. Instead of compromising the size, shape or feel of an iron by limiting it to one type of metal, companies are combining materials strategically
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The Odyssey Stroke Lab putters came to the market touting a new consistency in putting strokes. The combination shaft of steel and graphite took 40 grams out of the middle of the putter and redistributed the mass to the grip and head to better balance the head, shaft and grip system. That switch, said Odyssey
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The Srixon Soft Feel Brite is an extension of the brand’s low-compression two-piece Soft Feel ball. It’s also a reflection of a growing shift in the perception of golf balls with colors other than white. The Soft Feel Brite, which will now be part of the 11th generation of the Soft Feel franchise, employs the
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The Titleist TruFeel may not garner all the headlines that the company’s flagship Pro V1 franchise gets for all its success on the world’s professional tours, but the low-compression two-piece ball aimed at moderate swing speed golfers shares one important element with the Pro V1 franchise: Both balls are developed with extensive input from the
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Nothing against your neighborhood golf store, but our experts are the most knowledgable golf gearheads around. Golf Digest’s equipment editors, Mike Stachura and E. Michael Johnson, have covered the golf equipment business for decades, and there are few who know this space better. We’ve asked them to answer your questions in a weekly equipment round-up.
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The Honma XP-1 lineup of woods and irons may live in the world of game-improvement with their draw-biased woods and multi-material irons and lightweight graphite shafts. But apparently Justin Rose, the former world No. 1 who is the company’s leading tour player, thought they looked good enough for him. According to Chris McGinley, Honma’s vice
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Professional golfers are a pampered bunch. Between equipment manufacturers and tour trailers, players have access to every club imaginable—often before equipment is even available at retail. Some players, however, are perfectly content to stay away from the latest and greatest, opting instead for familiarity over technological superiority. Here are seven players who might that philosophy
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The Cleveland Launcher family of irons and hybrids drew their inspiration from desperation, specifically the desperation of average golfers with their relative lack of success hitting shots toward the green. According to data Cleveland’s engineers have studied, from 150-200 yards, average golfers are only hitting the green 15 percent of the time from the rough,
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Nothing against your neighborhood golf store, but they have nothing on our experts. Golf Digest’s equipment editors, Mike Stachura and E. Michael Johnson, have covered the golf equipment business for decades, and there are few people who know this space better. We’ve asked them to answer your questions in a weekly equipment round-up. Tweet them
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