Equipment: Drivers

Nike Golf Welcomes Chinese Athlete Simin Feng to Its Roster

Last Updated on Tuesday, 27 January 2015 20:06 Tuesday, 27 January 2015 20:02

altNike Golf is pleased to announce the addition of Chinese athlete Simin Feng to its talented Tour roster to represent the brand as a head-to-toe athlete. She will make her professional debut as a Nike Golf athlete at the Coates Golf Championship in Ocala, Fla.

Feng played at Vanderbilt University from 2013-14. She captured two individual titles and also helped lead her team win a title at the SEC Championship and the NCAA East Regional. The 19-year-old led her team in scoring with a 71.74 stroke average.

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Putting The Power Back In PowerBilt

Last Updated on Sunday, 25 January 2015 02:27 Sunday, 25 January 2015 02:07

by Jim Claggett
 
 

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When you think of PowerBilt what comes to mind?
 
Well, baseball might be the first thing which pops up as the sporting goods company was churning out the famous Louisville Slugger baseball bat since the late 1800’s.
 
Golf appeared on the horizon around 1916 and the company is making its way back to the party with the Air Force One driver.
 
“We started playing with the Air Force One in 2009,” said PowerBilt president Ross Kvinge.
 
”We got away from that traditional look that people liked about PowerBilt and the model that we’ve built now, we’ve got a kind of more appealing look that gets back to the tradition of PowerBilt.”

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Ping Unveils New Products for 2015

Last Updated on Monday, 12 January 2015 21:20 Monday, 12 January 2015 20:49

altPHOENIX, Arizona — Game-changing innovation and expanded custom-fitting opportunities provided the inspiration for PING’s newest products, which the company announced. The Glide wedges, G30 LS Tec (Low-Spin Technology) driver, Cadence TR putters and Rhapsody women’s line each showcase PING’s primary point of difference: its ability to make measurable performance gains without sacrificing any important attributes.

The Glide wedges are engineered from the hands down (grip to sole) to optimize versatility and control. The G30 LS Tec driver (PING’s third G30 driver model) combines lower spin with a high MOI. Cadence TR putters offer traditional- and heavy-weighted models to match a player’s stroke tempo and feel preference. Rhapsody clubs for women are engineered for slower swing speeds. Beginning today, the product line can be pre-ordered at PING-authorized golf shops around the world.

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Bridgestone Unveils J715 Driver for Unparalleled Distance and Accuracy off the Tee

Last Updated on Wednesday, 07 January 2015 19:15 Wednesday, 07 January 2015 19:11

altCOVINGTON, Georgia — Bridgestone Golf, the #1 ball-fitter in golf and a recognized industry innovator, will unveil its new J715 460 Driver at the 2015 PGA Merchandise Show. J715, the company’s first driver in 4 years, relies on a combination of 4 innovative technologies to maximize distance and accuracy off the tee.

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A Year Defined by Every Club in the Bag

Last Updated on Tuesday, 16 December 2014 18:41 Tuesday, 16 December 2014 18:25

Rory McIlroy

Canadian Press

Doug Ferguson/iG

Winston Churchill would have been impressed.

The late British prime minister delivered one of the most famous quotations in golf when he described it as "a game whose aim is to hit a very small ball into an even smaller hole with weapons singularly ill-designed for the purpose."

Equipment is a lot better. And if the elite players are not more skilled, there at least are more of them. They put on quite a show this year, offering enough evidence to pick out the most significant shots of the year struck with every club in the bag.

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