2022 Masters Gift Guide

For over a decade, I’ve been writing a Valentine’s Day Golf Gift Guide. But realisticly, that’s not a day for golf gifts. What should be a holiday though, at least for those of us with green running through our veins and visions of birdies dancing through our heads, is Masters Week. If you live inContinue reading “2022 Masters Gift Guide”

Cleveland Launcher XL Driver: If you like “long and straight”

Cleveland Golf is historically known for its wedges and putters. Recent Cleveland driver offerings have also been extremely strong, however. In 2021, Cleveland’s Launcher Driver line literally expanded Cleveland’s august reputation with the Launcher XL. The Cleveland Launcher XL ($399) lives up to its moniker. The driver head is 6.7% deeper front to back, whichContinue reading “Cleveland Launcher XL Driver: If you like “long and straight””

Holiday Gift Guide 2021: Feed your golf habit

Routines are powerful. In golf, routines are especially valued. How many times have you heard top players talk about the importance of maintaining their pre-shot routine, or their practice routine, or their fitness routine? For amateurs, just working regular play into your routine is key to improvement. You’re not going to lower your handicap playingContinue reading “Holiday Gift Guide 2021: Feed your golf habit”

Honma TR20 460cc Driver is a “forgiving” “beast”

Japan is home to dozens of high-end, high-quality golf club manufacturers, only a few of which have most Americans ever heard of. Honma has been in the golf club business for over 60 years now, but they remain largely unknown to most American recreational golfers. That’s too bad, given that Honma produces some very impressiveContinue reading “Honma TR20 460cc Driver is a “forgiving” “beast””

Golf Gifts for Father’s Day 2021: Vax-up & gear-up

Father’s Day 2021 feels much more hopeful than Father’s Day 2020. We have vaccines, and we now know that outdoor activities – like golf – are extremely safe. So the best thing you can do for Old Dad this Father’s Day is make sure he’s fully vaccinated. The second-best thing you can do for himContinue reading “Golf Gifts for Father’s Day 2021: Vax-up & gear-up”

Titleist TSi woods and hybrids: Terminate the golf ball

Remember the Terminator movies? Skynet was the artificial neural network-based conscious group mind and artificial general super-intelligence system that built the Terminators. And the Terminators were nigh-indestructible metal killing machines. Imagine if Skynet made golf clubs instead of cybernetic monsters, and the only killing was the murdering of golf balls. Oh, what a wonderful (future)Continue reading “Titleist TSi woods and hybrids: Terminate the golf ball”

Cleveland Golf Frontline ISO Putter: Straight back and straight into the hole

I think have played with literally every conceivable putter style: blade, Anser, half-mallet, mallet, plumber’s neck, single-bend, double-bend, straight, center-shafted, heel-shafted, face-balanced, toe-hang of all degrees, 33” to broomstick, belly-anchored, sternum-anchored, side-saddle-armpit-anchored, steel face, aluminum face, inserts from honeycombed nickel to polymer. Heck, I’ve even played with a putter whose shaft was wrapped with aContinue reading “Cleveland Golf Frontline ISO Putter: Straight back and straight into the hole”

Find Your Way on the Golf Course: Yardages for Technophobes and Technophiles

Finding your way on the course today takes everything you’ve got. Taking a break from indecision sure would help a lot. Wouldn’t you like to know how far it is from here to there? And the carry in the air? –“Cheers” … sort of All right, all right. Enough of that. I’ve been watching WAYContinue reading “Find Your Way on the Golf Course: Yardages for Technophobes and Technophiles”

Cleveland RTX ZipCore wedges deliver on all shots for all golfers

Full disclosure: I’ve always been a big fan of Cleveland Golf wedges. I have tested and reviewed a LOT of wedges over the decades, and whenever a new set of Clevelands arrive, they end up staying in my bag longer than the others. Fuller disclosure: It’s happened again. And this time, Cleveland’s new ZipCore wedgesContinue reading “Cleveland RTX ZipCore wedges deliver on all shots for all golfers”

Wilson D7 Irons set pace in “players distance” category

There are a number of iron categories: “tour,” “player,” “game improvement,” “super game improvement.” Then of course there is the distinction between “forged” and “cast” irons. Another new category has gained steam and fans over the last few years: the “players distance” iron. The target audience for this category is low double-digit handicappers, and maybeContinue reading “Wilson D7 Irons set pace in “players distance” category”