Equipment & Product Reviews


New Innovations In Golf Tees PDF Print E-mail

 

Recently we tested two of the latest golf tees to hit the market, both the Tee Square

Trainer and the Mirror XD17 are specialized for a specific part of a your game.Depending

on what type of peg your looking for, one of these is sure to work for your game.

 

The Tee Square Trainer is designed primarily towards helping you improve your swing

more than just being a peg for teeing up your golf ball.

 

During your swing, unwanted movement results in a loss of distance and decreased accuracy.  If you maintain a steady form, the disk will remain hidden throughout your swing.  If the disk becomes visible, your body is swaying during your swing.

 

 

 

Tee Square Trainer at Address - ball view should stay in this position throughout the

swing.

 

 

Tee Square Trainer view when the golfer sways off the ball on the backswing.

We found the short tee especially benefical during testing, for anyone who struggles to

"stay in the shot" or just is lacking crisp contact , try the Tee Square Trainer.

 

For more info:www.golfinnovations.com

 

 

 

The Mirror XD17 tee is designed purely for the moment of the strike, specifically with the

driver.The forward lean of the tee (as much as 17 degrees) greatly promotes the upward

angle of attack.

 

This photo illustrates the angle that the Mirror XD 17 can achieve.


The Mirror Tee® XD17™ Golf Tee offers a balance of optimum stability and forward lean

ability, even in windy conditions. The mirrored 45 degree angles of the ball seat create an

inset ball seat in relation to the outside diameter. The ball seat is partially protected from

the strike of the club.

 

During field testing, The Mirror XD17 definitely boosts confidence and the forward lean does

actually seem to promote an upward shallow angle of attack with the big stick.Nothing

better than launching it deep and with low spin.

 

The Mirror Tee XD 17 is now in my bag, if you want to try a new launching pad, try it for

yourself.

 

For more info: http://www.mirrortee.com/

 

 

 

 

 


 
Sunice Typhoon Collection PDF Print E-mail

 

If you live in a cool rainy climate like Seattle or your traveling to Bandon to Play golf, or

headed to Chicago in late September for the Ryder Cup or perhaps to Ireland, or Scotland

for some links golf, then you're sure to need some rain wear or as they say across the pond

"waterproofs".

 

 

 

 

Sunice and their Typhoon Collection are the perfect solution . . . a light weight, soft and

stretchable garment that seals out all that mother nature can dish out.This particular style is called

Millbrook, and as usual Sunice delivers another quality piece of all weather gear for your game and

active lifestyle.

 

The Typhoon Collection allows you to play YOUR game when the elements present a distraction.

The Zephal coated fabric keeps you dry and comfortable when you need it most.The built in pocket

ball cleaner, waist cinching system and inner stretch tricot sleeves are features that set Sunice apart

from it's competitors.The Millbrook has become an instant mainstay for my travel to all future golf

destinations.

 

 

Features:

-Waterproof & Breathable w/stretch inserts for complete freedom of movement

-Pro Trim waist cinching system for precise fit

-In pocket ball cleaner

-Velcro cuff tabs & stretch tricot lining keep water out

-Waterproof zippers

-V collar w/Neoprene finish

-Laser cut side pockets

-Zephal laminated woven shell

-Wx tech coating/3 year waterproof guarantee


 

The Millbrook style comes in black/charcoal, white/charcoal, regatta blue/charcoal,

midnight blue/red, and real red.

 

 

To see more on the Sunice Typhoon Collection click the link below:

http://www.sunice.com/eu/product/2429_3152-millbrook

 

 

 

 

 

 


 
Matrix Shafts : RUL & Black Tie 6M3 PDF Print E-mail

 

 

 

I must admit before the test shafts arrived for this review, I was already a huge

admirer of Matrix shafts.My gamer had a Matrix Ozik X-Con5 for the longest

time.Recently I'd switched to an OEM shaft that was not bad for an off the rack

stock offering, but I confess to missing the feel, performance and looks of the candy

apple red Ozik.

 

When both the Matrix Ozik RUL and Black Tie 6M3 arrived I was gitty to put them

through the rigors of testing.Both shafts are easy on the eyes, the RUL is finished in

a regal gold glossy finish, the Black Tie is a matte black with white graphics and red

trim . . . for lack of a better term, this thing is badass.I tested the shafts indoors

and out, but usually I like to go indoors first to see what the launch monitor shows.

Both the RUL and 6M3 were tested in stiff flex, see the spec charts below to find the

right flex for you.

 

The test was conducted with a Cobra Amp 9.5 head and Lamkin R.E.L grip

 

My typical #'s are as follows:

Swing speed: 101-105 mph

Ball speed:146-150 mph

Launch angle:13-15 degrees

backspin:2400-2850 rpm

carry distance:245-260 yds

 

The RUL was first up, and the most significant # I wanted to see was the spin rate,

although I'm a moderately low spin player, I'd like to see the rpm rate lower while still

maintaining the same launch angle and carry distance.The feel of this shaft is as

smooth as can be, no boardy feeling with the RUL, one of the ways Matrix is able to

achieve this, is by providing a soft butt (grip end) section.

 


 

FLEX WEIGHT TORQUE LAUNCH SPIN LENGTH TIP OD TIP PAR
X, XX 68.0 3.2 MID MID 46.0 0.335 3.0
S, SG 66.0 3.3 MID MID 46.0 0.335 3.0
R, F 65.0 3.3 MID MID 46.0 0.335 3.0
L, A 64.0 3.3


Although the RUL is a mid spin/mid launch shaft geared towards those with a

smoother transition (not me), the results were pretty much on par with my

normal #'s, except for one all important #.The backspin was nearly 300 rpms less,

exactly what I was hoping for.Here are my performance specs with the RUL:

 

SS: 101 mph

Ball Speed: 149 mph

Launch angle: 14.2 degrees

Back Spin: 2350 rpm

Carry Distance: 251 yards

 


 

 

The 6M3 Ozik Black Tie is a low launch/low spin beast, I was expecting that it might

be too stout for my moderate swing speed, but what I found is a shaft that fit me

like a glove.Smooth like the RUL and my old XCon, but slighty lower launch and a

flatter ball flight, which always helps in windy South Florida.

 

FLEX WEIGHT TORQUE LAUNCH SPIN FEEL TIP MID BUTT TIP OD PAR LEN
XX 74.5 3.6 LOW LOW STIFF STIFF MID/STIFF MID 0.335 3.0
X 70.5 3.6 LOW LOW STIFF STIFF MID/STIFF MID 0.335 3.0
SG 68.5 3.6 LOW LOW STIFF STIFF MID/STIFF MID 0.335 3.0
S 63.5 3.6 LOW LOW STIFF STIFF MID/STIFF MID 0.335 3.0
F 64.5 3.6 LOW LOW STIFF STIFF MID/STIFF MID 0.335 3.0
R 63.5 3.6 LOW LOW STIFF STIFF MID/STIFF MID 0.335 3.0

 

My Performance Specs with the 6M3 Black Tie:

 

SS: 104 mph

Ball Speed: 155 mph

Launch angle: 12.5 degrees

Back Spin: 1950 rpm

Carry Distance: 261 yards

 

These are without a doubt the best overall #'s I've gotten from a test shaft,

obviously the 6M3 is the right shaft for me, I'd been searching for a shaft for a long

time that limited my misses and allowed my best swings to yield the ball flight and

distance that only happened when all the planets were aligned, the search is

over.Once the test moved outdoors on the course, the 6M3 Black Tie performed

better then any shaft we've tested yet.

 

Matrix is sure to have your perfect fit, with a plethora of shafts for all swing types

and swing speeds.

 

Is it worth it to spend over $300 on a premium aftermarket shaft?That is a question

only you can answer for yourself, and if your stock OEM shaft gives you optimal

performance results, then you have your answer . . . but if you're serious about your

game and you want a smooth feel and high end performance, then Matrix shafts are

worth checking out.

 

 

Go to:http://flash.matrixshafts.com/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 
AUR Apparel PDF Print E-mail
Written by BRUNO   

 

 

 

AUR Golf Apparel is a company that you may not have heard of before, but

the Montreal based Fletcher Leisure Group is the largest privately owned

distributors of golf apparel in Canada. They have been in the biz for over

four decades and now are expanding throughout the world.Formerly under

the name of Aureus and Aurea these two companies have merged and are

now known as AUR.


The shirt we tested had Dri-Max fabric, which is 100% polyester double knit, the

moisture wicking/quick drying time was unmatched in ultra humid South Florida.

The garment (shown above) performed exceedingly well throughout the round,

allowing free and easy movement as well extreme comfort.


Specializing in innovative and green (earth) friendly fabrics, EcoSmart is a fabric

made from recycled polyester yarn (made from plastic post consumer based

products).The benefits include:Moisrure Management, Anti Odor, UV Protection,

Easy Care, Environmentally Friendly.


S.Cafe is a fabric made from a patented process that transforms coffee grounds

into yarn.It's benefits include: Thermal Regulating, Absorbs Moisture, Breathable,

Anti-bacterial, Environmentally Friendly.


CarboCool is a fabric made from a blend of Polyester and Bamboo Charcoal.

This material provides the same benefits of a synthetic, but with much less

harm to the enviroment.


The H20, Zone, Balance, and Humanity mens lines worth checking out at

http://www.aurgolf.com/men/fashion-groups/


The ladies fashion Groups are Water Trace, Urban Garden, Sky Light and Black Tulip

at http://www.aurgolf.com/women/fashion-groups/







 

 
Crocs Golf Shoes PDF Print E-mail

 

When we met with the people from Crocs at this years PGA Show, I was curious about their new line

of golf shoes.They had my attention at the word "comfort".As a person who suffers from chronic foot

pain, their new line seemed like it was right up my alley.The model we tested is the Braydn, a casual

looking sneaker with exceptional performance features.The first thing you notice when you take the

Crocs Golf shoes out of the box is the light weight, and how stylish they are . . . once you lace them

up you'll be anxious to hit the links.

 

 

 

The outsole is a multi cleat spikeless design that provides exceptional grip and traction in all

conditions.During testing in both wet and dry conditions the Crocs Golf shoe performed

exceptionally well.

 

 



 

The water resistant leather uppers look great on and off the course, but my favorite part is the

comfort they provide while playing golf.They come in 3 styles: Preston, Bradyn, and Drayden.


The Preston features a classic premium leather style, the Bradyn (pictured above)has the look and

feel of a casual sneaker and the Drayden is a hybrid construction that reduces weight and adds

flexibility on the course.


 

To Win a pair of Crocs Golf Shoes enter the LinksNation U.S Open contest:

Go to our Facebook or Twitter page:Pick the U.S Open Champion and Score

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- entry deadline 11p.m on 6/13/12.

 

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Crocs Golf shoes are endorsed by reknowned instructor Hank Haney, don't be surprised if you

start seeing these out on tour.Whether you walk or ride when you play (especially walk), do

YOUR feet a favor and check out the new Crocs Golf shoes (availlable now).

 

For more info : http://www.crocs.com/crocs-golf/golf-shoes,default,sc.html

 

 

 

 

 

 


 
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