Old School Cool – Ping Eye 2 Vs. Tommy Armour 845s
When I think of classic irons, these two (and the many variations that followed) are at the top of the list. First released in 1982, the Ping Eye 2 has seen a number of changes to the grooves, head shape and materials used. Introduced a few years later in 1987, the Tommy Armour 845s Silver […] More
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New Tour Edge Exotics 721 Irons Commercial
It’s VibRcor World Premiere Day!
Tour Edge has just released its second in a series of four TV commercials for the 2021 season. This one features the new Exotics 721 irons with VibRcor technology. According to their website… “VIBRCOR aids the feel of the clubhead as well as dampens sound and shock at impact. The end result is the feel […] More
Rate ‘Em – Big Bertha B21 Driver Review
What they say… “If you want to hit the ball farther, you have to hit it straighter. And to help eliminate your slice or big miss, we’ve created our first high launch driver with an ultra-low forward CG for low spin. It’s a new formula for distance to give you a more consistent ball flight, […] More
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Could PGA NFTs Become a Reality?
Is golf ready for the “next big thing”?
I read an interesting article the other day about Bryson DeChambeau and his recent NFT experiment. While I appreciate his willingness to try something new, it definitely looked like a less than ideal introduction to golf-related NFTs. Instead of blabbing on about what NFTs are, just go read this article by someone much smarter than […] More
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Modern day Zapruder film costs Ancer two strokes
I’m all for the rules of golf but this is just stupid. In case you missed it, Abraham Ancer was assessed a two-stroke penalty after his club touched the sand at Augusta yesterday. The overall purpose of the rule makes complete sense… you don’t want someone manipulating the sand to improve their lie. The penalty […] More
Sneak Peek – 2021 Open Championship Headwear
There’s even a trucker hat!
The Open Championship is still months away but the folks at the R&A are giving their One Club members a sneak peek at their 2021 headwear line. The collection, created by New Era, features 25 styles of fitted hats, performance baseball caps and casual beanies. The blue beanie is my personal favourite! The 149th Open […] More
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Shanks Picks – The 2021 Masters
I sense an impending Euro invasion…
The Masters is always an exciting time of year for golfers. For those of us that live in cold weather climates, it is the unofficial start of the golf season. The 2021 edition will be a bit different, but at this point, we’re sort of getting used to things being different. Let’s get to my […] More
Golden Tee Mobile – Shots of the Week – March 27, 2021
Although I’ve strayed a bit this week as I explore WGT (World Golf Tour), I managed to get in a few rounds of Golden Tee Mobile as well. I’ll often watch these Golden Tee Mobile Shots of the Week videos and think, “ya.. if the moon and stars aligned, I could probably hit that shot”. […] More
Rate ‘Em – Callaway Epic Speed Driver Review
What they say… “Epic ball speeds start with our new A.I.-designed Jailbreak Speed Frame. Previous Jailbreak architectures stiffened the body in the vertical direction. By applying Artificial Intelligence, this structure improves stability in horizontal and torsional direction for increased ball speeds across the face. A.I.-designed Flash Face to optimize the Jailbreak Speed Frame, promoting fast […] More
Golden Tee Meets the PGA Tour
Coming to a bar or pub near you!
Golden Tee has become a real favourite in our office. Between our vintage 2005 machine and the mobile app, it’s safe to say that we’ve played our fair share. The one knock on it (and it’s not really a knock) is that the courses and players aren’t based on real life. Until now. Incredible Technologies […] More