Good afternoon everyone! I hope you’re all enjoying The Masters as much as we are. Our friend Scott Kramer is back with more equipment news and notes… including some details on the irons used by Fred Couples.
– Leave it to Boom Boom, to further relate to Average Joes. Fred Couples’ irons that he’s played so well with this year are Bridgestone’s J38 Dual Pocket cavitybacks – nothing surprising, as he endorses the brand. However, the shocker is that the clubs are off-the-rack, which is truly unusual for a Tour pro. Every spec is standard, just as you would find at any pro shop.
– Miura Golf introduced CB-501 forged cavity-back irons that boast a satin nickel chrome finish, mild steel, playability, and forgiving sole grind.
– Wilson Golf added a Get Fit ball-fitting tool section to its website, aiming to help golfers find the right golf ball for their game.
– There’s an app for PING now. The company debuted a free iPhone app that allows golfers to research its products, conduct a full bag fitting online, and use a GPS-enabled retailer locater to find authorized PING dealers.
– adidas Golf debuted Signature PAULA and NATALIE women’s golf shoes. The PAULA – named for Paula Creamer — features bold colors and ribbon graphics on the footbed inlay sole, TPU outsole, heel and eyestay, while the NATALIE features contrast deco stitching with rhinestone inlays in the heel and tongue, removable lace tag, and an original artwork print on the footbed.
– San Diego-based putter manufactiurer Plop Golf is back in business, selling a new line of custom RSVP 2 putters with a center-shafed hosel.
– SeeMore Putter debuted the DB4 CS Gunmetal that features RST2 alignment system.
– YES! Golf is offering a free copy of Putting: The Complete Guide DVD at its website.
– At the Masters, caddies of TaylorMade staff pros are toting specially logoed bags commemorating the event’s history.
– Did you know that most LPGA Tour pros use steel iron shafts – in either R or S flex? Few use graphite in their irons.
– That’s former NHL-er Dan Quinn caddying for Ernie Els at the Masters this week.
Veteran 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. For the complete book, visit amazon.com for the Kindle version or lulu.com for the instant pdf download.