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Pinnacle Dimension Ball, Spherical Blade Putters

ImageHi everyone. We continue our sneak peak at the leatest and greatest golf equipment with a look at True Temper, Nike, Adams and others.

– True Temper introduced its GS95 super lightweight steel shaft with a soft, graphite-like feel. It helps the ball launch higher and maximize peak trajectory.

– Nike Golf's new classic-looking Tour Premium shoe features soft, full-grain leather uppers, TPU Stabilizer, full-length contoured removable sock liner and leather linings, and Power Platform TW outsole.

– Adams Golf has appealed to better golfers with its new Idea Pro Black hybrids bearing a premium non-glare black nickel-plated finish and sleek design. They've been played more than 300 times this year on the PGA, Champions and Nationwide Tours. The clubs sport 25 grams of low/back weighting, a forward weight port, ultra-thin stainless steel crown, maraging steel face, and slight offset. The company also came out with a7 Select putters, including three blades and one mallet. Each features a soft stainless steel head, precision micro-milled faces and co-molded urethane technology inserts for enhanced feel and weight distribution.

– Pinnacle's new Dimension ball yields straight flight, soft feel and long distance. It has a soft, thin ionomer cover that's cut-proof. The brand also introduced the Gold Precision ball that feels soft, thanks to an Ionomer cover and high speed, soft compression core; Gold Distance that generates low spin and loads of distance; and a new women's Pinnacle Ribbon ball that gains distance and soft feel, and comes in white and lavender pearl cover options.

– Aldila introduced the En Fuego three-shaft series bearing a higher CG geared toward modern clubheads. Each shaft promotes a different ball flight: Serrano – a low-to-mid launch, Wasabi – a mid-launch, and Habanero – a mid-to-high launch. Each is offered in R, S and X flexes, and features Aldila's Micro Laminate Technology.

– European manufacturer Spherical Blade launched its new S-Blade putters in the U.S., including the Emperor, Arrowhead, Crescent, Silver Swallowtail, Curvewing, and the wooden Admiral and Tortoiseshell models. Each has curved faces that increase topspin.

– Cleveland Golf/Srixon signed Jorge Campillo to a multi-year endorsement contract to wear a Cleveland hat, carrying its bag and play its woods, irons and wedges, and a Srixon ball and glove.

– Titleist inked Rickie Fowler to a multi-year equipment deal. Fowler will play the company's golf balls and clubs, wear a Titleist glove and carry its bag.

– Sun Mountain introduced the MCB (Micro Cart Bag), which fits its Micro Cart and features a 15-way organizer top.

– Lamkin debuted three new grips, including the N-DUR with 3GEN for woods and irons that combines a new synthetic rubber compound that's both soft and tacky, distinctive dual surface pattern, and tapered design; the Performance Plus with 3GEN for woods and irons that maximizes hand traction and has an enlarged grip profile; and the oversized 2TEN Mega Lite putter grip that weighs nearly identical to most standard sized grips.

ImageVeteran golf equipment writer and former Golf Magazine senior editor Scott Kramer has published a new e-book, How To Buy The Right Golf Equipment. The easy-reading book helps the average golfer by simplifying the process of buying clubs, shafts, balls, bags and shoes — as well as buying equipment for other people, including your spouse and kids. The following excerpt is the chapter on buying putters. For the complete book, visit amazon.com for the Kindle version or lulu.com for the instant pdf download.

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