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BIG MAX golf bags gives a big boost to your golf game

I’ve written several times about BIG MAX Golf’s push carts—the most popular carts in Europe. Now BIG MAX has a line of top-notch golf bags that match the quality and engineering of their carts. The new bags by BIG MAX include two models of cart bags, the Aqua Sport 2 ($300) and the Dri Lite […]

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Sun Mountain Pathfinder 3 Push Cart: Walk your own path

Sun Mountain Pathfinder 3 ($200) Motorized golf carts are fine on extremely hilly courses, on courses with marathon walks between holes, on hot or rainy days when there are long waits between shots, and for golfers who have mobility limitations. This said, I generally hate motorized golf carts. I especially hate it when the foursome […]

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Mizuno JPX 919 Irons are big news for golf equipment aficionados

The golf club business is all about “new” – “new” designs, “new” materials, “new” promises of even more distance and power. So it’s difficult for equipment companies to elbow their way into the headlines because everything is so “new.” The waning months of 2018 did see some major equipment buzz, however, when Mizuno introduced its […]

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2018 Holiday Gift Guide: Grandma got run over by a golf cart

Golf season might be over in northern climes, but that doesn’t mean you can’t geek out over new golf gear, gadgets, and goodies. In fact, all I ever want for Christmas – and really the only thing I was to give – is golf stuff. I can’t even sing seasonal songs without changing them to […]

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Srixon Z 785 Driver: Underrated top performer

A while ago on Twitter, a golf twit posted a question about which golf equipment company is the most underrated. An unofficial count of the results revealed Srixon as the winner of the poll. Most every golfer knows about Srixon golf balls – balls that, in my opinion, might be the best on the market […]

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Cobra’s F-MAX Superlite woods and hybrids amp up your swing-speed

Though I try to deny it, I’m getting older. And as much as I try to compensate for this biological fact, muscle tone and flexibility are slipping away little by little, too. What does this mean for my golf game? Paradoxically, even though I’m scoring better than I ever have, I’m also hitting the ball […]

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Cleveland RTX 4 wedges: Find your grind

My full swing is too long. I know this. Practice swings are fine. On the range, I can sort of control myself. But on the course, over the ball, I make John Daly look disciplined. It’s mental. And so am I. As a result, I miss a lot of fairways and greens. And, as a […]

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Junior golf: Starting new players in the best sport on earth

As the saying goes, “golf” is a four-letter word for a reason. Golf is hard. Hell, it’s even hard to start playing golf. You not only need at least a bare minimum of skill to even make contact with the ball, you need a ball. And a club. Preferably several clubs. And some place to […]

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New Ben Hogan irons and wedges seek to recapture historic prominence

The first club I ever owned was a sawed-off Ben Hogan 7-iron that my grandpa gave me. That name on the back of the club seemed magical, maybe because I couldn’t yet read cursive. It seems that ever since those days, the Ben Hogan Golf Equipment Company  has been struggling to maintain its one-time pre-eminence […]

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Summer golf gifts: Just because!

Summer birthdays are the best. No competition from holidays. And you can take your golf gifts straight out to the course to use them. No waiting around for snow to melt before breaking out the new shirts, balls, clubs, etc., etc. But even if you don’t have a summer birthday (or anniversary, or whatever), there’s […]

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