Hi everyone! It was a busy weekend in the golf world and we’ve got lots to talk about. It was really nice to see Cobra Golf in the winner’s circle and even better to see a guy like Kirk Triplett back on top. Let’s get to it!
Nike Golf is set to release their newest MOI putter… the OZ Black T130. The T130 features two tungsten weights at the back to help keep the putter stable through impact and a soft face for better feel. I actually don’t mind the look of this putter (check out the pictures on the Nike Golf website) and it is one of the better high MOI putters out there. There are a few Tour ties to this club… Stewart Cink was actually the one that suggested the black color (it makes the putter look a bit smaller) and Michelle Wie has been using it since she turned pro. The Nike OZ Black T130 hits stores later this week.
Speaking of Michelle Wie… the LPGA star has signed an endorsement deal with watchmaker Omega.
And speaking of endorsements… Maxfli’s official John Daly press release states that the golfer will play the Maxfli Black Max golf ball, TaylorMade irons and TaylorMade woods. He will wear a Maxfli glove, Adidas shoes and a Maxfli hat. He will also carry a Maxfli staff bag. It looks like he’ll really be pushing the Noodle line. We’ll keep you updated with more Maxfli news as we get it.
Adams Golf has officially introduced their RPM 460 Ti Driver. Consider this Adam’s version of the TaylorMade R5 Dual. The club club features fixed weight and maximum forgiveness. The driver will be available in a standard and a draw set up. Watch for the Adams RPM 460 Ti in April.
A few True Temper shaft notes from the weekend. Geoff Ogilvy used True Temper Dynamic Gold shafts in his victory at the Accenture Match Play Championship while Kirk Triplett used a combination of Dynamic Gold SL shafts (in his longer irons) and Dynamic Gold (in his mid and short irons) in his win in Tucson. Dynamic Gold shafts also took the Outback Steakhouse Pro-Am on the Champions Tour. Not a bad weekend I guess…
I think I’ll answer an email before I head out to enjoy my day off. We had an email asking about the differences between the Ben Hogan Apex Edge irons and the new TaylorMade R7 XD irons. Both are great clubs but I think you’ll find the TaylorMade R7 XD’s a bit more forgiving and almost a club longer. The R7 XD’s feature Inverted Cone Technology and this really adds some distance. A few of my customers have noted that the R7’s feel a bit different… probably because of the really thin face. I’d have to give the “feel nod” to the Hogan irons but the “ease of use nod” to the TaylorMade clubs. As always… try before you buy and feel free to drop us another question. Thanks for the email!
Ok I think that’s all for now. We’ll be back tomorrow with more golfing news and notes. We’ve also got a few more Shaft Profiles that are ready to go so we’ll try and mix those into upcoming posts as well. Have a great day!!