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Stay home, but send great golf gifts: Holiday Gift Guide 2020

If ever there was a holiday season for online shopping, it’s 2020. Most of us have been shopping online since March, but now we’ve hit the big time. This is The Show, baby! So step up to the tee and let the big dog eat! Here’s a list of my favorite golf gifts this year. […]

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Wilson Launch Pad Irons elevate the ball and your game

Golf is a lot harder than it looks on TV. Upon hearing of my affection for the game, a friend of mine told me that he had gone to a driving range just one time. I asked him why only once. He said, “I hit a large bucket of balls. Didn’t get one in the […]

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Wilson D7 Irons set pace in “players distance” category

There are a number of iron categories: “tour,” “player,” “game improvement,” “super game improvement.” Then of course there is the distinction between “forged” and “cast” irons. Another new category has gained steam and fans over the last few years: the “players distance” iron. The target audience for this category is low double-digit handicappers, and maybe […]

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Turn Black Friday Green with These Holiday Golf Gifts

I know “golf season” is year-round in many parts of the world, but not in the places where I have lived during my life. For me, there has always been an “off season,” when the blackness of my mood mirrors the darkness of the short days. When all I can do is dream of warm […]

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Cleveland Launcher HB Turbo Driver: If you like ‘em long and straight

Past Cleveland Launcher Driver models featured a fairly pronounced draw bias. For players like me, who struggle with a hook, this feature was disappointing. Ever since Cleveland reintroduced woods and irons a couple years ago, I’ve been eager to test their new drivers. In the past, I have found Cleveland’s long clubs to be consistently […]

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It’s my birthday, and I’ll buy if I want to!

It’s that time of the summer again: late August, when my age always goes up a year and my handicap goes down a couple strokes. Just in time for the season to wind down, some drives are finding the fairway and putts are finally dropping. Sigh. So, to make myself feel better, I find the […]

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XXIO Prime Hybrids: Lightweight power for moderate swing speeds

In 1995, I was living in Japan. If you think the 1990s golf craze was at a fever pitch in the US, you should have seen Japan. People were spending millions on private club memberships. And every time I ventured into a department store, I’d check out the golf clubs, where I could always find […]

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