Equipment: Balls

Buyers, Collectors Reap Rewards of Golf Memorabilia Sales on TheGolfAuction.com

Last Updated on Friday, 29 April 2016 08:42 Friday, 29 April 2016 08:26

Arnold Palmer's 1958 Masters ballTAMPA, Florida — While Danny Willett was celebrating his first Masters® win after holding off fellow countryman Lee Westwood and 2015 Masters Champion Jordan Spieth, thousands of bidders were dueling it out online for a chance at their own piece of Masters history on TheGolfAuction.com.

The Golf Auction is an eight-year-old Tampa-based company that specializes exclusively in golf memorabilia and collectibles. This year’s Masters auction held March 30-April 10 yielded record sales again this year. One of the highlights, a Masters flag signed by 34 of the past Masters Champions (prior to 2008) sold for a world-record $11,640.

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TruVis Technology: A New Golf Ball Concept from Callaway

Last Updated on Sunday, 13 March 2016 22:33 Sunday, 13 March 2016 22:25

Callaway Chrome Soft Balls(Gord Montgomery/iG) — Last year, Callaway Golf released a new ball idea that many may find worth kicking around — and no, it’s not a soccer ball although it bears a striking resemblance to one.

But come to think of it, their new offering with Truvis technology does indeed look like something you’d use a foot wedge on. But, as it turns out, these red and white balls that look like mini-soccer balls are much easier to lay a club firmly upon, said Callaway sales rep Jim McCulley, while displaying the ball at the Edmonton Golf Show.

That ball is an offshoot of the Chrome Soft, being marketed as The Ball That Changed The Ball, and comes in a standard 65 compression. As such, it is much more workable than its higher compression counterparts from past days.

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2015 Top Ten Golf Products

Last Updated on Sunday, 28 February 2016 23:02 Sunday, 28 February 2016 22:37

alt1. PING G30 Driver and Fairway Woods – www.pinggolf.com

2. DST Golf Compressor club – www.dstgolf.com

3. MGI Electric Golf Pull Carts – www.mgigolf.com

4. BioMech AccuLock Ace Putter – www.biomechsports.com

5. Super Stroke Grips – www.superstrokeusa.com

6. Carnoustie Apparel – www.carnoustiesportswear.com

7. Tour Edge E 8 Irons – www.touredge.com

8. Snell Golf Tour balls – www.snellgolf.com

9. Big Max I DRY Golf Bag Cover – www.bigmaxusa.com

10. Graphite Design Tour AD GT UT – Utility Hybrid Shafts – www.proschoicegolfshafts.com

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The 2016 PGA Show’s Most Impressive Products (Part 1)

Last Updated on Wednesday, 17 February 2016 01:49 Wednesday, 17 February 2016 01:06

GolfBuddy WT5ORLANDO, Florida (Dr. Barry Lotz/iG) — The 2016 PGA Merchandise Show in Orlando, FL, attracted golf buyers and sellers from around the world to drive a 3 percent increase in overall attendance, despite the early-week Winter Storm Jonas impacting the East Coast of the United States. The top five countries (outside of U.S.) represented in attendance were Canada, United Kingdom, Japan, Mexico and Germany. The top five U.S. states represented in attendance were Florida, New York, Georgia, Pennsylvania and Michigan.

This year’s show was well attended by both exhibitors and visitors, even without familiar names such as Nike, Mizuno and Sun Mountain. For the first two days everybody seemed to be writing orders. Callaway, PING, Titleist, Bridgestone, Cobra and Tour Edge were consistently busy, as were Carnoustie, SunIce and Devereaux.

The Demo Day was the busiest I have ever seen and perfect weather was the order of the day.

Whether this will convert to an increase in business, only time will tell, though positive attitudes heard from attendees and exhibitors may warrant a better 2016.

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Titleist Unveils New NXT Tour, Velocity Golf Balls

Last Updated on Tuesday, 02 February 2016 23:25 Tuesday, 02 February 2016 23:16

altWe’re excited to announce the launch of our new NXT Tour, NXT Tour S, Velocity and DT TruSoft golf balls that continue to deliver best in class performance through new core and cover innovations. New for 2016, the NXT Tour has been engineered for even longer distance, while new NXT Tour S offers its softest feel yet and the new Velocity provides even more powerful distance with a more playable feel. Officially launched last fall, the DT TruSoft provides supremely soft feel on every shot with exceptionally consistent performance and quality.

All of these enhancements are a direct result from our continued commitment to a rigorous R&D process rooted in golfer research and feedback, technological advancements, intellectual property leadership and comprehensive prototype testing and validation. In fact, more than 34,000 golfers from around the world participated in the white box testing and validation process for new models with golfers receiving prototype golf balls for on-course evaluation.

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