Honma T//World W21 (TW-W21) Wedge
Scoring matters, so be sure the golfers on your list have the most functional wedges they can play confidently and consistently. Honma’s T//World W21 (TW-W21) Wedgeline showcases precisely engineered center of gravity (CG) locations for optimal distance and spin control on shots around the green to deliver responsive and consistent performance through seven strategic loft options.
The soft steel, satin Nickel Chrome, half-mirror finish clubhead has a face that is milled in a pattern to help generate spin and impeccable stopping action. The higher lofted models (56-, 58-and 60-degree) in this line feature a reverse taper blade design that ensures the ball grips to the clubface just a shade longer, especially on high face strikes – to help with backspin. In the lower lofted wedges (48-, 50-, 52- and 54-degree) a flat blade design helps optimize spin and distance control on full swings.
Holistically engineered with the TW-W21 club head in Sakata, Japan, the VIZARD IB-105 WEDGE graphite shaft delivers faster dynamic face closure for a low launch at impact, as well as increased contact time between the ball and the club face for more spin. For golfers who prefer the trusted feel of a steel shaft, the Nippon N.S. PRO MODUS3 115 WEDGE shaft is also available as a stock offering. Visit www.honmagolf.com.
Galway Bay Rainwear
Galway Bay’s newest All-Weather rainwear line showcases improvements to its renowned lightweight, breathable, fully waterproof Hydro-Flex 32 fabric. The award-winning collection of jackets, pants and pullovers, also known for its ability to block wind and rain and allow golfers to stretch and move freely while staying warm and dry, showcases classic style and some new fashion-forward touches. Designed by expert tailors and using 100-percent waterproof/breathable materials, Galway Bay’s outerwear feature a softer, quieter fabric than typical rain gear and rubberized waterproof zippers.
Galway Bay’s All-Weather Pants are available in standard fit, as well as a tailored waist and inseam fit with a more fashion-forward, tapered leg. They feature belt loops, a seven-inch zipper and nine-inch-deep pockets. Designed to look like and be worn as golf slacks – eliminating the need to dress in layers – they optimize comfort, fit and style like no other rain pant ever has.
When a golfer uses the Swing Align training aid, they experience the feel of a more “connected” golf swing from a proper set-up position. After a few swings, they will notice a more stable and powerful move through the ball.
Swing Align was created to help golfers set up squarely and hit shots solidly by providing a strong visual indicator they can use to line up square to their intended target. The device uses muscle memory to develop a repeatable golf swing with more power and accuracy by keeping their arms and body synchronized when rotating.
On Swing Align’s website, you will find seasonal offers and instructional tips from Devan Bonebrake, a Golf Digest Top Young Teacher, who says Swing Align is the best device he has seen for improving alignment, connection and rotation, three of the most important elements that contribute to good impact. $99.95 at www.swingtrainer.com.
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Swing Align Goal Post
The Swing Align Goal Post is a simple-yet-effective and compact learning device. It attaches easily to most putter heads, to supply instant feedback on the quality of each stroke as you develop consistent aim, alignment, path and a square face at impact. The Goal Post rewards a square putter face and center-face contact. If the putter face is open or closed, the ball contacts the posts on the takeaway or return stroke and veers off-line, providing immediate and correctable feedback.
To make aiming the face even easier, the adjustable alignment rod attachment hovers above the ball and face of the putter. The combination of three aiming lines (the center alignment rod and the heel and toe posts) will maximize the golfer’s vernier acuity – the ability to easily see when multiple line segments become even the slightest bit misaligned. Aiming the putter face square to the intended target line was never easier. $29.95 at www.swingtrainer.com.
Thermal Water-Resistant Sleeves from Galway Bay
Sometimes on the course you may just want minimal coverage on your arms for a little added warmth and water resistance. With the new Galway Bay Thermal Sleeves, you get full arm protection – in the form of stain and water repellant Teflon-treated fabric – in a matter of seconds. Enjoy easy-to-wear warmth and water protection in a comfortable, soft and quiet garment. Order for $29 at www.galwaybaygolf.com.
DF-18 by DriveForce
Ever lose your focus or have an energy crash on the back nine? DriveForce, a newly formed sports nutrition company specializing in creating functional health products, is proud to introduce DF-18, a premium pre-round performance blend that sustains a golfer’s focus, hydration, and stamina for hours while playing golf. The innovative powdered formula, available in single-serving packets, contains no added sugar or caffeine, but rather a multitude of health promoting ingredients designed to be mixed with a bottle of water and consumed before a round.
The Informed Sport-certified DF-18 blend is now available in Pineapple Passion Fruit, with more flavors to come. $3.99 for a 20-gram packet at https://driveforce.golf/product/df-18/.