Hope everyone had a good weekend…. I know Callaway Golf did. I think the Phil Mickelson signing is really starting to pay off now. Niclas Fasth, who plays some Callaway equipment, also won in New Zealand. Another good email from SirPuttsAlot with some interesting odds and ends..
Hogan Golf has a new golf ball coming out. It is called the Hogan Tour Deep. It has a faster core and six unique deep dimples. Furyk, Byrd, and Langer are already playing this ball.
Ping Golf is going to be introducing low bounce models of their tour wedge but only in the 58 and 60 degree heads.
The G2 fairway wood is still in the line but there will be some evolving changes to it. My guess is that they are going to get rid of the plastic fitting hosel.
On another Ping note they have another big putter coming out. The Doc 12.5 is going to be the same as the Doc 15 but 2.5 cm shorter from heel to toe.
The Nike Pro Combo OS iron should be available shortly. It is a forged set like the original Pro Combo but in an oversize head. The long irons have a deep cavity with an undercut channel while the short irons have a smaller cavity. There are no blades in the set.
The original Pro Combo will now be known as the Pro Combo Tour. The design is the same but they have changed the cosmetics a little bit and put in a heavier steel shaft.
Cleveland CG10 Black Pearl wedges are being made available in all the same lofts and bounces as the CG10 satin chrome. The BRZ wedges (not surprisingly) are being phased out with the popularity of the CG10. The Tour Satin Chrome wedges are also gone from the lineup.
There will be a Cleveland Comp Fairway wood coming out. It should start to ship in early April. It is a titanium head with a composite crown and the same Fujikura shaft that is currently used in the Launcher fairway woods.
The new CG2 irons are made of the same CMM that is in the CG10 wedges and the CG1 irons. They are blade-like in appearance but a little bigger than the CG1. The sole is slighter wider and they have a lower center of gravity compared to the TA2 irons. The TA2 is now being phased out with the addition of the CG2 to the lineup. Customers will also be able to order combo sets between the CG1 and CG2 irons.
Never Compromise Golf has two new milled putters coming out this year. No word yet on what the heads will be.
Both Aldila and Grafalloy have prototype shafts that they are working on with nanotechnology. It really looks like this will be the next big technology boom in golf.
On another note I didn’t get any brand specifics but there are fairway woods being tested on Tour right now that have adjustable weights. It sounded like there will be some on the marketplace fairly soon. I would imagine Taylor Made would be the company to do this.