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  1. In only its second month on the market, the PING G30 driver achieved the #1 sales position for units and dollars in the on- and off-course retail channels combined for the month of September in the United States and the United Kingdom, according to Golf Datatech LLC, which tracks golf equipment sell-thru data for both regions. The driver, which features an industry-first innovation called Turbulator Technology on the club's crown, was introduced to golfers on July 31. Since its launch, demand for the driver has reached unprecedented levels for the company throughout the world as golfers realize increased clubhead and ball speeds, leading to more distance. The G30 driver also features the highest MOI of any PING driver ever designed to ensure golfers the accuracy and consistency to hit more fairways. “The response to the G30 driver has been phenomenal,” said John A. Solheim, PING Chairman & CEO. “Our engineering team has created a club that is impacting the driver business unlike anything we've seen. Golfers all over the world are hitting the ball farther than ever with the G30 driver, thanks to Turbulator Technology.” Tour acceptance has also been swift, with the majority of PING's staff converting to the new G30 driver immediately. Angel Cabrera won The Greenbrier Classic the first week the driver was on the PGA Tour. Bubba Watson also put the G30 driver in his bag that same week. He finished the PGA Tour season No. 1 in driving distance with an average of 314.3 yards, including launching the longest drive of the season – 424 yards – at the Bridgestone Invitational. He increased his clubhead speed by 2 mph and ball speed by 4 mph – leading to a 10-yard distance gain during testing. Billy Horschel's switch to the new driver gained him 12 yards off the tee and played a big role in helping him win the FedExCup. After putting the G30 driver in his bag, he won twice, finished second and earned more than $13.4 million. “All golfers are benefitting from the technology of the G30 driver,” Solheim said. “The tour results speak for themselves, but we're hearing every day from golfers of all skill levels who are commenting on how the driver has changed their games. They love the turbulators.”
  2. In this post, we wanted to give everyone an inside look into our handmade putter grip process. From start to finish it takes our professionally trained staff about 20-25 minutes to fully assemble each putter grip. 1. First, we begin by selecting which size grip underlist we are going to need for theorder. For this project we have chosen a midsize grip underlist. 2. Next, we select the leather pattern and color that we are going to use to make our grip. For this project we have selected a Brown Alligator leather. 3. We then cut our selected leather into the appropriate midsize pattern and punch holes along the edges to prepare for the hand stitching. 4. Next, we use a mild adhesive to secure the leather section into the proper position for the hand stitching process. 5. We then proceed to lace the leather piece together by hand using a brown stitch that matches the leather color. 6. Now that we have the hand stitching in place, we are ready to clean up the leather edges and any extra stitch by tucking the excess leather under the grip caps and trimming off any excess stitching. 7. At last, the grip is complete. It is then packaged and shipped out to the customer. The Ace of Clubs Golf Co., the exotic look without the exotic price. http://www.aceofclubsgolfco.com/blogs/news
  3. I purchased a 35" slight arc 355 gram Ping Ketsch putter based largely on the stellar reviews found on MGS. While I question some of the metrics used in the Most Wanted Mallet Testing, (For example, I don't think that the distance of a "miss" for a 4 or 5 foot putt has any statistical meaning or validity. It should be ignored, because while a 12" miss may be 100% greater than a 6" miss, neither putt is in the cup and no one will miss the next stroke) what I saw in the MGS survey convinced me that the Ketsch and Ping's TR technology were worth a look. So I set out to buy one. This proved difficult. No local shop or club had a Ketsch on site to look at. Few of the sales reps I spoke to had even heard of the club. Finally I had to order one sight unseen from Golfsmith for about $195. Fortunately, I knew my specs from my previous Odyssey Two Ball. In short order the club arrived and I swapped in a SuperStroke 2.0 mid slim grip and began my testing. I started with 240 putts from 3 distances (4 ft, 7 ft, and 15 ft) in a "round the clock" pattern around gently sloping holes, putting from 8 stations radiating in spokes around the hole. I putted 8 putts per round with the Ping, then 8 with Odyssey, alternating the order and the starting position for each of 10 rounds, or 80 putts from each distance with each putter. I won't bore you with the statistics and the measurements of my misses. I did not count the miss distances from 4 ft, only the make percentages, but I did compute the miss distances and make percentages from 7 and 15 ft. I found that the Ping was slightly better at make percentages from all distances, but only slightly better. From 4 ft, the Ketsch's advantage was so slight that I felt it was within the margin of error. If I repeated the test, the Odyssey could just as easily come out on top the next time. However, the Ping was significantly better on all its miss distances and this was readily apparent to the naked eye even before any stats were computed. It was extremely easy to cosy a ball close to a hole for a perfunctory tap in. I also never rolled a putt so far by the hole that I had a knee knocker coming back. The most common miss with the Ping was short. And if not outright short, it was a foot to one side or another, indicating that I had misjudged speed on a breaking putt that died below the hole. After this test, I'd seen enough. I sold the Odyssey and kept the Ping. (Got $91 for it on ebay.) I took the Ping out on the course and put it through its normal paces. Instantly, I saw that it was very good at long lag putts. I rarely left myself in three putt danger. It was also superb at downhill sliders. I was able to feel my way to ginger lags that didn't run out of control. But I did not see any improvement on short putt makes or on makeable birdies. And I found myself constantly coming up short. Over time, perhaps with over 500 putts hit, I noticed some common denominators. In noticed that the TR grooves (which are quite sharp) really grab a ball. So much so that they seem to smush into a cover, often with very little sound and super soft feel. This seems to cause the ball to roll in tighter contact with the grass and make putts more susceptible to grain, break, surface imperfections, and blade height. Short putts curve more, especially as they lose speed. They also skid or slip less. I was able to put the Ketsch on line fairly easily thanks to its alignment aids and I was able to make solid strokes only to find myself curling up short or to one side with little improvement in my score. Armed with this info, I began to really focus on imaginary target holes behind the real hole. This is a common trick to maintain putter pace, but I never did it with my Odyssey because too often I'd ram a putt 6 ft by if I did. But with the Ketsch it worked like a charm. My imaginary target spot now moves from 1 to 5 ft behind the hole depending on the length of the putt, and with slippery downhill sliders I simply "turn off" the imaginary target an focus on the hole. The results were shocking. With more pace, my putts held their lines, and it turned out that they were on good lines all along, thanks to the ease of aiming the Ketsch. My 4 and 5 ft make percentage soared. My make percentage on 10 to 20 footers also soared. Long lags remained very good. Now the Ketsch is putter that the MGS survey touted Now I understand what the fuss is about. Bottom line with the Ketsch: Feel is excellent, ease of aiming and ease of making a good stroke is excellent. Pace is a problem and you'll have to force yourself to hit putts harder than you are used to, but once you dial it in, it's very easy to control pace. Be prepared for putts to break more and skid less. While I quibble over the MGS survey's stats, I have no complaint about their conclusion. The Ketsch is a phenomenal putter.
  4. Hi guys, I am looking for your expertise here. I am a long time golfer who just got back into the game a year ago. I have been practicing for the last year and have got my handicap down to a 19. I decided for Father's Day that I wanted a new driver so that is what I did last Saturday. I went to my local big box store, Golfsmith, and got “fitted” for a new driver. The fitter had me hit the Callaway X2 Hot 9º, Taylormade SLDR 10.5º, Cobra Bio Cell 9.5º, and the Ping G25 9.5º. I honestly enjoyed hitting all of them and for me, didn't hit any of them bad. The fitter used the launch monitor to check launch angle, club/ball speed, and spin to make sure I had the correct shaft and loft. Spin numbers were close to the same on all of them and I was surprised the SLDR spin numbers weren't lower than the other clubs. I carried the X2 Hot the furthest and since none of them really stood out I went with the X2 for the low price. Mind you I haven't opened/used the club because I may return it based on what is said here. My question is since I am a high handicapper is it not necessary for a more comprehensive fitting then what I received? I read articles on here where guys are being fitted with different shafts, lofts…to achieve the numbers the fitter is after. I just didn't feel like this guy did that. It was more like "let's find you a club you will buy today.” I want to make sure I get the best club for my money. Any advice you guys can give me would be great. Thanks.
  5. Prices include shipping and tracking USPS Priority! Shoot me some offers and we can work out a deal. Not really that interested in trades. I have basically new Taylormade SLDR 430 10.5* TP with an upgraded Matrix 7M3 X flex shaft and new Golf Pride Tour Velvet Corded grip with 4 wraps of tape. I literally just took the plastic wrap and hit 10 times so there is ZERO signs of wear. I have the Brand New headcover as well. I got the club straight from taylormade last week. Standard TM driver length. This club is a BEAST and you need to be a man to hit it. I can sell the head only or shaft only or together. Costs $499 retail in stores and online stores. Together $ 420 obo Head only $ 280 obo Shaft only $140 (retail $320 without tip) obo I have a BRAND NEW R1 TP RIP Phenom 60 Stiff shaft that plays 45" in a R1 or SLDR head. Awesome performing shaft. Has the R1 2* TP Tip on it in NEW condition (came in a R1V2 head) TP RIP PHENOM - $65 obo Next up my current gamer- PING G20 9.5* with matching headcover - in great shape. The easiest, most forgiving driver I have ever hit. Recently tried it up agaist the NIKE Covert Tour 2.0 with Speeder shaft and SLDR and it outperformed both. Nice penetrating flight and feels awesome. Has the PING Tour X flex shaft in it. Topline is perfect, crown perfect minus a single surface scrape (see pics), face has very little wear, and bottom also has little wear. Ferrule has a tiny bit of separation that has no effect on club, just want full disclosure. Has a patriot golf pride grip in great shape. $ 140 shipped obo Selling the ultimate HOLY GRAIL 3 wood. The legendary Tour Edge CB2 with the Graphite Design X Quad Extra stiff shaft in it. Standard length and in overall solid shape. Some crown wear as you can see from the pictures and just brush marks on the bottom. Face is in good shape. Comes with matching head cover. $80 Shipped OBO Last up is a sweet COBRA Trusty Rusty Black finish 51* wedge. Awesome performance and versitle with the sole grind. Great and feel and great spin. Only played a few rounds with it and ZERO range time so grooves are like new, and NO dings. Just a touch finish wear and rust coming in. Grip and shaft (Black DG S200) are basically new. I also have the 55* and 61* which I love but i'm going to add a hybrid or 3 iron so getting rid of a wedge. $45 shipped OBO
  6. Prices include shipping and tracking USPS Priority! Shoot me some offers and we can work out a deal. Not really that interested in trades. Maybe an X flex driver I have 2 brand new, never hit Taylormade Tour Issue TP drivers R1 V2 drivers. Get what the tour players play! Slightly smaller head for more workability (440cc) and lighter head (both heads weigh 195 grams). One has a TP RIP Phenom 60 Stiff shaft and the other has a TP Matrix Ozik RUL 60 stiff shaft. I can sell them as is or just heads or however you want them! Sorry no HC or tools. Head only $250 each Head + RIP PHENOM $300 Head + Matrix RUL $380 I have an awesome Scotty Cameron Monterey putter in MINT condition with custom finish and paint fill, with a Super Stroke grip. Head has 2, 20 gram weights so you can really feel the head perfectly. Measures 33.5" and comes with original "Art of Putting" headcover $250 shipped Next up my current gamer- PING G20 9.5* with matching headcover - in great shape. The easiest, most forgiving driver I have ever hit. Nice penetrating flight and feels awesome. Has the PING Tour X flex shaft in it. Topline is perfect, crown perfect minus a single surface scrape (see pics), face has very little wear, and bottom also has little wear. Ferrule has a tiny bit of separation that has no affect Just want full disclosure. Has a patriot golf pride grip in great shape. $145 shipped Last up is a sweet COBRA Trusty Rusty Black finish 51* wedge. Awesome performance and versitle with the sole grind. Great and feel and great spin. Only played a few rounds with it and ZERO range time so grooves are like new, and NO dings. Just a touch finish wear and rust coming in. Grip and shaft (Black DG S200) are basically new. I also have the 55* and 61* which I love but i'm going to add a hybrid or 3 iron so getting rid of a wedge. $45 shipped OBO
  7. Looking to trade my 35" Ping Anser Milled #5 putter. The #5 has a long neck on a traditional Anser head to make it a face balanced blade. Looking to trade for another blade putter as this one has found its way out of the rotation. Would like to trade for another plumbers neck blade, 34" or longer. The following are my love-to-have putters but I'll consider anything of similar value. ($300 putter when I bought it new this summer) Nike Method Midnight 006 Scotty Cameron Monterey/Newport 2 Bettinardi's, Byron's etc. I can post more recent photos if you'd like. Grip, putter and headcover are all in pristine shape. Let me know if you have any questions, thanks!
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