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Adidas Tour360 ATV Review: Golf Shoes With Bite

22 Aug
adidas ATV

The new models of adidas ATV 360 offer even more color options.

Walking 18 holes of golf racks up somewhere around 5 miles of steps on your feet, yet your typical golfer will spend far more time and energy finding a driver to squeeze out 10 more yards than find a pair of shoes that maximize comfort and performance.

Traditionally there have been the high-end golf shoes that look nice at a country club, but until you break them in (if ever), you’re bound to trade looks for a pair of shoes that feel like you just walked 15,000 steps in your father’s wingtips. You don’t play golf in a shirt and tie, why wear uber-fancy shoes just for show?

On the other end of the spectrum is the sporty segment, sneakers that simply look out of place in certain settings, with long pants, or when you’re trying to impress your client (or boss, if you’re lucky enough to have a boss that thinks the course is a great place to do business). But for casual, everyday rounds, these shoes help when walking, wearing shorts or when your only concern is relief for the feet.

Luckily for us as golfers, the footware industry has recognized there is a strong market for a shoe that combines the best of all: Comfort, technology and looks that can be either dressed up or down.
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UST Mamiya Proforce VTS Review: Shaft Adds Torque to Fitting Puzzle

22 Aug
VTS

With the VTS shaft, UST Mamiya has brought torque into the fitting.

For golf equipment enthusiasts, there’s a sense that the quest for a perfect bag can never be achieved. It’s hard to perfectly fit and fine tune those 14 clubs to maximize your game.

I’ve spent a fair amount of time this summer learning about club fitting, TrackMan and all the ins and outs of flex, weight, launch, spin, etc. But the one variable that hadn’t come up often was torque. Shaft maker UST Mamiya is changing that.
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Golf review: TaylorMade R11S driver lives up to the hype

22 Jun


There’s something to be said about the adjustibility and ease with which you can tune your driver these days. TaylorMade might not have invented the adjustable driver, but they’ve nearly perfected it.

For the past two months I have put a TaylorMade R11S TP driver through the paces, both at the range and through a dozen or so rounds on the course. The company that scored major marketing and visibility points for its shift to white driver heads that are all the identifiable in the hands of the pros on TV, I entered the review skeptical. As much as I’d dismissed some of the success as a biproduct of marketing minds, rather than tech geeks. But my opinion was quickly swayed.

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Atlantic City Should Be On Golf Trip Radar

11 Oct

Atlantic City Country Club is the top ranked public course in golf-rich New Jersey.

Think “golf destination” and a few locales come to mind. Atlantic City might not be the first off your tongue, but golfers in the Northeast (and beyond) need to keep the casino destination in the mix for any future golf getaways.

Right off the bat is Atlantic City’s convenience, but if the golf stinks, then what’s the point? There’s no problem there, as AC offers more than a dozen golf courses within a 20-minute drive in all ranges of cost and quality, offering the perfect mix for a completely customized itinerary.

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