Hey everyone, I’d like to start off by saying thanks to all of our readers for your patience over the last couple of months. We’ve had some major issues with our webhost but it looks like everything is back up and running smoothly. We have a lot to catch up on, obviously, and we are going to try really hard to get some reviews up soon. But in the meantime we have a little more news for you…
You may have heard the buzz on some new Ping clubs being introduced. The Ping Rapture will be the new series and should be released in August or September. This is going to be a premium priced club designed to compete against Callaway Fusion and TaylorMade R7. The Rapture irons look similar to the G5 iron but have a face insert and a slightly different weighting system. The Rapture driver will be a 460 cc driver with a composite crown. We are also expecting to see a new Ping wedge and possibly a new players series iron in the fall. Check out GolfWRX for pictures of the new Ping stuff.
Our pick for the club of the year for 2005 is starting to get some recognition on the big tour. J.P. Hayes was using a Tour Edge Exotics 3 wood in his second place finish at the John Deere Classic.
Since we’re already on the topic of the PGA Tour we might as well talk about the British Open. This is easily my favorite tournament of the year. Old school golf that requires a lot of creativity and shotmaking. This week should be really fun because the Open is being played at a course that will be mostly unfamiliar to the field. This week I am going to hang my hat on two picks; Ernie Els and Henrik Stenson. I think Els has steadily improved his game this year and is getting it back into the form that we are used to seeing. Els had a good finish last weekend and the putts are starting to fall again. Stenson has shown that he can win in strong fields, now he just has to win his first PGA event. It could be this weekend.