A new year brings a fresh lineup of golf clubs from the industry’s biggest brands. TaylorMade, Ping, Callaway, and Cobra have all announced their latest models of drivers, woods, hybrids, and irons. There will be plenty of new options to choose from as you look to upgrade your bag this year. Take a look at what are sure to be the most popular new 2019 golf clubs. Continue reading Guide to New 2019 Golf Clubs
Yes, Lie Angle Affects Direction
Everything about the golf swing eventually comes down to one question. Did my golf ball go where I wanted it to? Let’s talk about how much affect lie angle has on the direction of your golf ball.
What is Golf Club Lie Angle?
You have heard over and over again how important it is to have your clubs fitted to your swing. But you are probably thinking “How much difference can it really make?”. The answer could be a significant amount depending on how far out of line your clubs are with your swing.
First, we need to make sure we have a good understanding of what lie angle is. The lie angle is the angle between the sole of the club and shaft. If the toe is down at impact, the lie angle would be considered flat. A toe up condition would be considered upright. An ideal lie angle would have the sole of the club parallel with the ground at impact.
Now that we understand what the lie angle is, let’s talk about the effects of having clubs with the wrong lie angle. Continue reading Does Golf Club Lie Angle Affect Direction?
Best New Drivers of 2018
Are you in the market for a new driver for 2018? Personally, I am always in the market for a new driver if I think it will help me hit it longer and straighter.
In 2017, the Callaway GBB Epic has become one of the most popular drivers available. According to GolfWRX, the Callaway GBB Epic and Epic Sub Zero won the vote by a significant margin over the TaylorMade M2 with Titleist coming in 3rd.
It will be interesting to see if TaylorMade can take back the top spot for drivers in 2018. Without any further delay, let’s start by taking a look at what the big four (Callaway, TaylorMade, Ping, Titleist) have to offer and then make our way through the rest of the manufacturers.
It’s no secret that golf is considered one of the more costly sports to play. If you want to get into soccer, you really just need a ball and something to act as a goal. Baseball essentially comes down to a bat, a ball, and a glove. But golf requires a decent amount of equipment, some of which can be on the pricey side, as well as fees to play at a course. Most golfers will tell you that the price tag is worth it to enjoy the sport that they love. But you’d be hard-pressed to find many players who would say the same about some of the most luxurious golf items on the market. From $100,000 weekend experiences to gold-plated clubs, here are some of the most expensive golf purchases:
2017 proved to be an epic year for Callaway. The company saw its 2017 GBB Epic driver lead the field as one of the best reviewed and highest selling models of the year. For 2018, Callaway is going rogue, and taking some of the technology that worked so well in their last driver to their new fairway woods and hybrids.
The Callaway Rogue line will features three new drivers, two fairway woods, two hybrids, and four iron set models. All of the clubs fall under the Rogue name, but are built with unique designs for different players.
Ping’s latest game-improvement iron finds similarities with recent Ping hybrid models. Unlike any of its predecessors, the Ping G700 features the first hollow-body for a set of irons in the history of the company. The successful design of the Ping Crossover hybrid acts as a direct influence for the G700 irons. The hollow-body is meant to push distance and forgiveness to the max. The thin face combines with body design to make the club perform more like a metalwood. Ping has always been known for their game-improvement irons. Now, the G700 model aims to take the next step in creating a forgiving design.