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about 3 hours ago
By Dave Wolfe Here to Stay? Counterweighted, or counterbalanced, putters stuck their extra-heavy heads and shafts into the putter arena in a big way this season. In 2013, Golfers were presented with multiple counterweighted putter option...
By Dave Wolfe Here to Stay? Counterweighted, or counterbalanced, putters stuck their extra-heavy heads and shafts into the putter arena in a big way this season. In 2013, Golfers were presented with multiple counterweighted putter options from the golf gear juggernauts TaylorMade, Ping, and Odyssey. Their entry into the market helped boost the interest in already existing counterweighted products from smaller companies like Bobby Grace Putters, Boccieri Golf (i.e. Heavy Putter) and Tour Lock. Could the promoted increased stability that comes with the counterweighted design fill the void left by the anchoring ban? Is this a technology that can help all golfers improve their make percentages? Are counterweighted putters the next really big thing in putters, or just the latest in a long line of idiotic golf equipment fads? Is 2013 the year of the counterweighted putter? My god, that’s a lot of questions. Let’s chase down some answers. It’s Not New Settle down angry-reader-dude. I know that counterweighting golf clubs is not new. I bet you were getting ready to let me know about how Jack Nicholas used to duct tape Krugerrands under his grips to counterweight them. Again, relax; we know it’s not new. The concept and the practice of counterweighting have been around for decades, what makes it different now is that the golf big boys are now promoting it. Regardless of your feelings about Odyssey, TaylorMade, or Ping, what they do and say makes a huge impact on the golf world. That’s the truth, and that’s why the “new” counterweighted putter design trend warrants further exploration. Rather than just spew forth my opinions on the significance of counterweighting, I turned to the experts for clarity. I sent the following list of questions to the putter makers at Bobby Grace Putters, Boccieri Golf, Odyssey Golf, Ping, and TaylorMade. Additionally, I sent the questions to Tour Lock Golf, whose weight systems allow for any club, not just putters, to become counterweighted. Here’s What We Asked: 1.  What is the primary advantage to playing a counterweighted putter? 2.  How does counterweighting change the “feel” of a putter? 3.  Although the idea has been around for a while, why has the presence of counterweighting increased in 2013? 4.  Does this increased presence represent a real, lasting market change, or is counterweighting just the putter trend of the year? 5.  Is this a technology that can benefit ALL golfers? Bobby Grace Putters Bobby Grace is not new to the putter game, nor is he new to counterweighting, or Back Weighting as he refers to the practice. Bobby’s website tells the story of how he was making back weighted putters for PGA players, such as Fred Funk, as far back as 1995.  You can follow this LINK to Bobby’s page on Counter Balancing/Back Weighting to see a couple of video clips with Bobby himself explaining about the concept. How much does Bobby believe in back weighting putters? Well the F-22 Back Weight shown below is the model he currently games. It says something if someone who can make any putter that he wants chooses a back weighted model. Bobby’s use of the Tour Lock weighting system also allows him to customize the back weight, something that is not easily possible with some of the other putters. Bobby Grace Putters F-22 Back Weight 38″  Buy Bobby Grace F-22 5 Counterweighted Questions: Bobby Grace Putters 1. What is the primary advantage to playing a counterweighted putter? The primary advantage is slowing the hands, which results in an increase in distance and direction consistency. I have worked with hundreds of Tour Players doing just this. 2. How does counterweighting change the “feel” of a putter? This I have always termed as “Tuning the shaft” in the putter. This is in part due to raising the balance point in the shaft closer to the middle of the putter shaft. Balance Certified, who perfected this technology in the early 1990
about 4 hours ago
As the old saying goes, "If it ain't broke, don't fix it."
As the old saying goes, "If it ain't broke, don't fix it."
about 4 hours ago
When you’re shopping for Golf Shoes (especially if you’re shopping online), there are certain guidelines you need to consider.  I thought a post dedicated to these guidelines was in order. I also wanted to introduce you to th...
When you’re shopping for Golf Shoes (especially if you’re shopping online), there are certain guidelines you need to consider.  I thought a post dedicated to these guidelines was in order. I also wanted to introduce you to the wide range of golf shoes from Ecco, so this will be a chance to do that as well. When it comes to shopping for golf shoes, the key things to keep in mind are: Design and Comfort – Obviously you want a pair of golf shoes that offer you the support, impact absorption, and exceptional comfort. When you’re playing a round of golf, the LAST thing you want to think about is your feet.  You need a pair of shoes designed so well that they do all of the thinking for you. Fit – This one’s a no-brainer, but how could I leave it out of the list?! When you shop online for golf shoes, make sure the website features a comprehensive Size Chart. For Example, the great looking shoe you see to the right is from Ecco and is available online at Function 18.com. The website provides a comprehensive size chart. right down to foot length. You can click through the shoe, itself, to see what I mean. Price – When shopping for golf shoes, keep in mind that you get what you pay for. This is true for most things in life, isn’t it? If you play golf regularly, your feet, back, and hips will thank you if you look for quality rather than savings. Experts tell us that a great pair of golf shoes can actually even help your game. We’re all looking for a little edge out there – and the shoes you put on your feet can literally give you a sharp edge. Weatherproof Warranty vs Water Resistant – Again, how often you play in in what types of conditions you’re willing to play in will help you determine which of these you’ll want to watch for.  A shoe with a “water resistant” label means there isn’t a “Waterproof Warranty” (usually a 2 year guarantee). A Weatherproof Warranty (which the shoe I’ve spotlighted on the right has).  If you play a lot of golf in the morning, you know what it’s like to play in dew – you’d be a great candidate for a waterproof warranty. The shoe showcased above (as well as the ones shown below) are all from Function 18. Shop online at function 18 for a wide variety of great looking golf shoes. Post from: Travelling GolferThings to Look For When Shopping for Golf Shoes © Mike for Travelling Golfer, 2013. | Permalink | No comment | Add to del.icio.us Post tags:
about 6 hours ago
Several months ago, a Twitter follower of ours contacted us asking to buy shirts with the GolfStinks logo on them. At the time, we had no such merchandise and expressed our apologies to the inquisitive follower. Undeterred, the person re...
Several months ago, a Twitter follower of ours contacted us asking to buy shirts with the GolfStinks logo on them. At the time, we had no such merchandise and expressed our apologies to the inquisitive follower. Undeterred, the person recommended a company (www.showoffdesigns.net) that had done work for them in the past and suggested we give them a call. After some discussion internally and with the good folks over at Show-Off Designs, plus some time to implement a shop on golfstinks.com, we now have golf shirts for sale! Now keep in mind, the shop is brand spanking new and the only item currently for sale is a white, 50/50 blend golf shirt with our logo embroidered on the left chest. It’s reasonably priced at $30 (USD) and we are hoping to get you even better deals with increased demand. So we invite you to support one of your favorite golf blogs by purchasing a GolfStinks Logo Golf Shirt and display proudly that you don’t take your game too seriously! And keeping that in mind, what other (if any) merchandise would you be interested in buying from us? Take the poll below and let us know – after all, if one tweet could get us to sell golf shirts, who knows what this poll could do! Note: There is a poll embedded within this post, please visit the site to participate in this post's poll.
about 7 hours ago
about 7 hours ago
New TaylorMade SpeedBlade Irons 4i-AW RH w/ Veloxt Stiff Graphite Shafts TaylorMade…
New TaylorMade SpeedBlade Irons 4i-AW RH w/ Veloxt Stiff Graphite Shafts TaylorMade…
about 7 hours ago
Sandbox8.comNike Golf Introduces Method MOD PuttersDivide a second by 1,000. Now divide that in half. That’s how little time it takes to launch a golf ball that is just over an inch-and-a-half in diameter from where it sits nestled on a ...
Sandbox8.comNike Golf Introduces Method MOD PuttersDivide a second by 1,000. Now divide that in half. That’s how little time it takes to launch a golf ball that is just over an inch-and-a-half in diameter from where it sits nestled on a green. Nike’s Polymetal Groove technology allows athletes to tackle this challenge with more consistency and confidence than ever before — and that same innovative technology paves the way for modern performance in Nike Golf’s new line of classically-designed Nike Method MOD putters, available November 1. Inspired by some of the most popular putter models of the past four decades, Nike Golf engineers combined tradition and innovation to craft the newest tech-savvy additions to the Method family. Timeless styles and shapes are updated with a unique arc design profile, red detailing and satin chrome finish to round out a line of four premium, milled putters that offer the ultimate in Tour-proven performance. “We were able to take a range of classic designs and make them perform like modern putters,” says David Franklin, Nike Golf Master Modelmaker. “We incorporated Polymetal Groove technology, which allows athletes to lift the ball, launch it and turn it forward as quickly as possible for a truer roll.  We removed weight from the center, placing it in the heel and toe instead for a lower and deeper center of gravity. It’s Nike’s interpretation on classic, familiar shapes.” Each Nike Method MOD putter is weighted to length to ensure proper feel, and the line offers a range of toe hang options determined by where the weight is in relationship to the putter head. This allows athletes to choose a model to his or her personal preference for optimal forgiveness, roll and accuracy: MOD 00 (face-balanced); MOD 30 (30 degrees of toe hang); MOD 60 (60 degrees of toe hang); and MOD 90, (90 degrees of toe hang). Nike Method MOD putters will be available on November 1 at select retailers and on Nike.com. Nike Method MOD Putter Availability: 11/1/2013 Specifications: MOD 00 RH 33”/34”/35”, MOD 30 RH 33”/34”/35”, MOD 60 RH/LH, 33”/34”/35”, MOD 90 RH 33”/34”/35” Street Price: $299 Join the conversation on Google + The post Nike Golf Introduces Method MOD Putters appeared first on Sandbox8.com
about 18 hours ago
...and a local dentist started the ball rolling.
...and a local dentist started the ball rolling.
about 23 hours ago
Is Michael Patton of Dublin, Ireland The Next Rory McIlroy?
Is Michael Patton of Dublin, Ireland The Next Rory McIlroy?
1 day ago