Good evening everyone and thanks for dropping by. Our friend Scott Kramer is set to take us on a tour of some of the new golf products set to hit stores. We've got news from Nike, Tour Edge, adidas, Srixon and more.
– Tour Edge announced its Xtreme Spin Tour Black wedge for 2010 bearing a 1025 milled and 1.5mm-thin forged face backed by a core that is filled with a thermal plastic elastomer. Its grooves conform to the new-for-2010 USGA groove rules. It also features a near-indestructible coating.
– Bag Boy introduced the lightweight Express Auto three-wheel push cart that folds in one step and features a smooth rolling, low profile, wide contact tire that eases maneuvering around the course.
– John Cook recently captured two Champions Tour tournaments in a three-week span. He attributes a lot of his success to his new Nike Golf Method putter. Said Cook, in published reports on the web: "I putted my short putts really well…I felt good with that distance and I felt good with my stroke. I got maybe a little more aggressive on the greens than I normally do."
– adidas Golf's new TOUR360 4.0 shoe is made with advanced low-profile technology that brings a golfer closer to the ground. That means the golfer's got a lower CG, which translates to more stability, better balance and footwork, increased power and more consistent ball-striking. And they're great-looking shoes, as well.
– Srixon unveiled Z-TX fairway woods with a maraging steel face, variable face technology, and a sole with extra weight toward the perimeter; the Hybrid with heel and toe weight; and forged Z-TX irons for low to mid-handicappers, with a slight cavity-back design and 5 grams of tungsten weight on the heel and toe of the sole.
– Fourteen Golf unveiled a forged MT-28 T.S. SPEC RT three-wedge set. The wedges' reverse taper design helps stabilize the clubhead, while a non-plated black finish looks rich.
– Sunice announced its 2010 men's outerwear line, featuring the Ultimate Jacket V2 with Gore-Tex two-layer Performance Shell, X-Static stretch lining, Pro-Trim waist-cinching system, and full-stretch back panel.
– Nike introduced several pieces of outerwear for 2010, including the Storm-Fit Elite full-zip jacket and matching pant with no-sew technology that reduces weight and bulk, and 4-way stretch for extended motion range and a soft, quiet feel; all-weather gloves with flexible fingers; cold-weather mitts made of water-resistant nylon and internal fleece liner; and the sub-3 oz., wind-proof and water-resistant men's Vapor jacket that bears a full zip front and side pockets.
– AHEAD debuted men's outerwear that includes Pima Dri-Balance Flat Back Rib half-zip ($81) and half-zip vest ($73), as well as a Thermal Wind Block Dri-Balance half-zip ($68) that's soft, wind resistant and has moisture wicking benefits…True Temper named Scott White director of sales, golf products.
– Adams Golf unveiled three bags – a lightweight carry model, traditional carry model and a cart model.
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