Equipment & Product Reviews


TaylorMade RocketBallz Tour Rescue PDF Print E-mail
Written by BRUNO   

 

The buzz in 2012 for TaylorMade has been the introduction of the RocketBallz product line

also known as "RBZ".Recently LinksNation.com tested the RBZ Tour Rescue hybrids, the

Tour model is a lower spin version that enables the better player to control trajectory.

This model is for the single digit player or the golfer who's swing speed is faster than

average and likes the look of an open face angle at address .


 

A clean look at address, the white matte finish on the crown and black face are visually

great to look down at, and makes for easy alignment.(shown above Tour 2 - 16.5 and Tour 3 - 18.5)

 

 

The RBZ Tour has features unlike most hybrids on the market:

  • Open face angle
  • Neutral flight bias
  • Tour shaft options

 

 

All RBZ Drivers, Fairways and Rescues feature the speed pocket (for faster ball speeds), a

new innovation that distinguishes the RBZ line.


 


The RBZ Tour Rescue comes stock with an 85 gram Matrix Altus shaft, the non Tour model

comes with a 65 gram shaft with a lower kick point for a higher launch.



As far as performance is concerned, I never thought that any hybrid could get the Rescue

Dual TP out of my bag (they were the oldest clubs in my bag).What we found was the RBZ

was just more versatile. Launching the ball without ballooning to reach par 5's in two, or

being able to hit the lower flatter penetrating shot through the wind on long par 3's is a

must in windy South Florida.Most hybrids look shut (closed face angle), the RBZ Tour has

a slightly open face angle which only breeds confidence for the better player.TaylorMade

claims some serious yardage gains from the RocketBallz line, the RBZ Tour Rescue is a

stick that backs up that claim.



Below see the specs for the RBZ Tour Rescue - Visit the TMAG site for complete

information on all RocketBallz products: http://taylormadegolf.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 
Hot Products:Cobra/Puma Golf PDF Print E-mail
Written by BRUNO   

 


In 2012 Cobra/Puma Golf has hit the ground running, and running hard and

fast they are.With Ricky Fowler, Ian Poulter, and Lexi Thompson as their tour

players, they are making a huge splash in the game   . . . especially in the

younger demographic.Their new Amp line, and the Baffler fairway metals &

hybrids are gaining attention.The Puma line of apparel is also making waves

with its bold colors and exciting styles.Puma has always known a thing or two

about footwear and the new Cell Fusion 3 is their latest top of the line offering.

 

The clean lines and silver crown on the new Cobra Amp driver make this club very

appealing at address

 

 

 

 

The Black face on the Amp driver features E9face technology with dual roll to help on those swings when you don't quite hit the sweet spot.


The shaft sleeve has AFT (Adjustable flight Technology) to optimize your ball flight pattern.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Lamkin R.E.L 3 GEN grip gives superior hand traction while lettin the R.I.P shaft unleash the fury

Amp drivers feature Advanced Material Placement for optimal launch conditions.

 

 

 

This stick did not disappoint during testing, the high launch low spin has

everything a good player wants, while offering the forgiveness the mid to

high handicap is hoping for.The orange accents are an eye catcher, but not

distracting . . . the silver crown and black face is a great look when your

about to give your tee shot the "treatment".The sound at impact is just right,

not too loud not too muted.

 

 

 

 

The Baffler T-Rail features a black crown with two sporty lime colored alignment stripes.
The tungsten rail sole and shallow face make the Baffler T-rail amongst the easiest to launch from the deck . . . the Tour AD shaft is a solid stock offering

 

 

Visit:  http://www.cobragolf.com/

 

 

 

The new Puma Cell Fusion 3 golf shoe is exactly what you'd expect from a

company who knows how to do shoes and style.The Fusion3 features forefoot

and heel idCell technology with hexagonal inner-cell components in the midsole

for enhanced cushioning and stability. Equipped with a sole of molded Smart

Quills, along with replaceable spikes . . . these shoes will keep you connected

to the terrain even in the most extreme conditions.

 

The ultimate test for a golf shoe is walking multiple rounds in back to back days

on rough terrain, we tested the Fusion 3 at Bandon Dunes over multiple rounds

in every type of condition imaginable .The shoes came through with flying colors,

and so did our feet.The performance and traction were exceptional . . . all while

looking stylish.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Visit: http://www.puma.com/golf/products/cell-fusion

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 
Insta Golf Shoes PDF Print E-mail
Written by BRUNO   

 

 

In our February post on the PGA Merchandise show, one of our featured best new

products was the Insta Golf Shoe. Since then, we've received quite a bit of interest

about this very unique product . . . so a full test/review was in order.

 

 

 

 

As soon as the Insta Golf Shoes arrived, I strapped em up to a pair of casual tennis

shoes and took them to the range.It's easy to be skeptical of a product that is way

outside the box, and the Insta Golf Shoe is certainly that (I have to admit that my

first thought when I saw these in Orlando at the PGA Show was "damn, why didn't I

think of that").As a player with serious foot issues, I often wondered how I could

turn my most comfortable shoes into golf shoes.After a few hours on the range

standing in place, The comfort and traction were just superb.Next it was off to the

course, Champ Spikes are the industry standard for traction and they are the power

plant of Insta Golf Shoes . . . whether you're bombing a tee shot or climbing in and

out of a bunker, slippage is not an issue.

 

For the walking golfer, the frequent traveling golfer and the player that wears an odd

sized golf shoe that is hard to find (like triple E width), these are just a must have.

 

Perhaps the best and most convenient element of the Insta Golf shoe, is the ability

to peal them off and walk into the clubhouse or restaurant in the same

running/tennis shoes that you wore all day.For less than half the price ($49.95) of an

actual pair of golf shoes, you can transform any pair of shoes into Insta Golf shoes.

 

http://www.instagolfshoes.com/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
Butch Harmon About Golf - DVD Set PDF Print E-mail
Written by BRUNO   

 

 

 

In Butch Harmon About Golf, Mr.Harmon shares his lifetime of golf knowledge in 

a two DVD set that covers everything from the basic fundamentals, all the way

to how to shape shots.The set has over 250 specific tips and 57 chapters, plus a

section on the many tour pros that he has taught over the years.

 

In section 2 titled Faults, Cures and Drills, Butch covers some of the more

frustrating elements of the game, such as: topped shots, hitting it fat, shanks and

anger management.

 

The 4 hour DVD set which was produced by award winning ABC sports producer

Terry Jastrow, is so comprehensive that it even has a chapter on women, juniors

and seniors.

 

Butch, the son of former Masters Champion and legendary teaching professional

Claude Harmon, believes that you don't teach a system to golfers, you enhance

what their natural strengths are.In a recent conference call, Butch was asked if he

thought the modern player was as good as the legends his father played with and

taught.Harmon was quick to quote golf legend Ben Hogan, when Hogan was asked

the same question:

Are todays players better than your generation?Hogan replied "If there not, than

we're not doing a very good job of teaching them".

 

Section 7 - "From Good to Great" was by far my favorite part of the DVD set, in this

section Butch sits down with 9 of the finest tour professionals that he has taught.The

conversations with Greg Norman, Phil Mickelson and Ernie Els are riveting.Other tour

pros in this section are Adam Scott, Natalie Gulbis, Fred Couples, Dustin Johnson, Nick

Watney, and Tiger Woods.

 

When the best instructor in the game comes out with a program this extensive, it's

a wealth of knowledge that every golfer should have.

 

Butch Harmon About Golf is $79.95, and is available to order - for more info visit :

http://butchharmondvd.com/

 

 

 

 

 

 
2012 PGA Show - Part 2 PDF Print E-mail
Written by BRUNO   

 

Cobra Puma Golf - Amp Irons

Amp Driver

Ricky Fowler has signed on as a head to toe and thru the bag Cobra/

Puma staffer (previously with Titleist), the Amp driver is Fowler's new

weapon of choice, a silver crown/black face ball crusher.To see all of

Cobra's new product line click here: http://www.cobragolf.com/

 

 

 

Fairway & Greene

The Tech line is amongst the finest synthetic garments in the game, this

graphite/red collection has the performance of the sporty brands and the

class and style found in the finest golf clubs.

http://www.fairwayandgreene.com/

 

 

 

Swing Advantage

This new innovation by Steve Burgess is a great way to feel the proper

width and extension at the top of the backswing, and connected throughout

the swing.The SA comes with 3 different strength bands.

http://swingadvantagegolf.com/

 

 

 

No Curl Collar

Ever thought of tossing out those golf shirts where the collar goes rogue and rolls

up? Now there is No Curl Collar, a simple little adhesive that keeps your best golf

shirts looking proper.Available in one time and permanent applications.  

http://www.nocurlcollar.com/

 

 

 

EyeLine Golf

Jerad and guys at EyeLine have virtually everykind of teaching aid, from

swing & putting mirrors to their online Game Plan program that helps you

track your stats - which allows you to focus on the area of your game that

needs the most improvement.  http://www.eyelinegolf.com/

 

 

 

 

VS Tee

This tee has a micro cable and spring that runs through it's core (no kidding),

it won't break because at impact it simply bends over and springs right back to

upright.So if you're tired of buying tees by the bushel, just get a VS Tee and

hit away. http://www.vs-tee.co.uk/

 

 

 

Ogio

Ogio continues to push the boundaries with some very unique new bag

designs, their spring back ball pocket which has a handle instead of zipper

is genius.Ogio has entered the golf apparel business as well, to see the

amazing new products from Ogio visit: http://ogio.com/golf-4

 

 

 

 



 
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