Product Reviews



Titleist AP2 714 Irons -- The benefits of Progressive Design

By Jeffrey A. Rendall, Images courtesy of Titleist... FAIRHAVEN, MA – “What our R & D team has accomplished with the AP2 714 irons is impressive,” said Steve Pelisek, General Manager, Titleist Golf Clubs.... “They’ve effectively taken each individual iron as its own design and optimized its performance to provide longer and... Read More

Callaway Mack Daddy 2 Wedges – The Sole of Versatility

By Jeffrey A. Rendall, Images courtesy of Callaway Golf... CARLSBAD, CA – Versatility is a good thing. It’s always great when something you buy performs multiple tasks – makes life a little easier, doesn’t it?... Versatility is what we found in trying Callaway’s Mack Daddy 2 wedges. It used to be we’d... Read More

Full Swing Golf Simulators -- Real Golf, Real Fun

By Jeffrey A. Rendall, Images by David Vier... SAN DIEGO, CA – “That’s not golf,” remarked a friend upon hearing I was planning to tee it up at a golf simulator, hoping to groove my swing with the aid of a launch monitor.... My friend’s attitude used to be fairly common, though... Read More

Nike VRS Covert 2.0 Drivers and Fairway Woods -- The secret of Rory McIlroy's success

By Jeffrey A. Rendall, Images courtesy of Nike Golf... BEAVERTON, OR – Rory McIlroy has all but locked up Player of the Year honors for 2014, and Nike Golf’s drivers and fairway woods have certainly helped him do it.... Everyone with a TV knows McIlroy’s a big star, enjoying a Tiger Woods-ish... Read More

True Temper XP Series Shafts -- Lightweight Performance and Feel in Steel

By Jeffrey A. Rendall, Images courtesy of True Temper... MEMPHIS, TN – Longer, longer, longer. We hear it a lot from golf manufacturers, with all of them guaranteeing that using their products will give you extra distance.... For clubs and golf balls, boasts of “distance” would seem to make sense. Tour Pros... Read More

Exotics CB PROs wedges -- It's a groove thing

By Jeffrey A. Rendall, Images courtesy of Tour Edge... BATAVIA, IL – Pick up a sand wedge and you’ll almost certainly notice that its grooves are different than for any other golf club. The head shape is different too, but the grooves are mostly where it’s at in wedges.... That’s certainly the... Read More

Swing Catalyst -- What your feet are saying about your golf swing

By Jeffrey A. Rendall; Photos by David Vier, and courtesy of Swing Catalyst... TRONDHEIM, NORWAY  (and San Diego, CA) -- Everyone knows you can learn a lot about your golf swing from video analysis, but whoever thought you could discover just as much by viewing your feet?... That’s at least part of... Read More

Adidas Golf Shoes and Apparel -- Performance, fit and feel on the links

By Jeffrey A. Rendall, Images courtesy of Adidas Golf... CARLSBAD, CA – Those are golf shoes?... It’s a fairly common reaction these days, as looking around the greens often generates double takes as to what kind of kicks the players are wearing. Some look like ordinary deck shoes, others look more like... Read More

Book Review: Sweetspot – Confessions of a Golfaholic

By Jeffrey A. Rendall, Photos Courtesy of John O’Hern... WESTPORT, CT – Deep down inside many an avid golfer beats a heart of compulsion, a desire for perfection so intense that it can rarely be assuaged or satiated. For these folks, even when they’re playing well, they still believe they can... Read More