2014 MOST WANTED – Driver (Distance Awards)

2014 MOST WANTED – Driver (Distance Awards)

For the grippers, for the rippers, for the guy that wants 15 more yards, here is your 2014′s Most Wanted – Longest Driver in Golf.

Today is for the guys who are confident they can hit anything straight, or simply don’t care where the ball goes, so long as it goes far. Today, at MyGolfSpy, it’s all about the long ball. And we guarantee you, we’ve found the longest drivers in golf for 2014.

How do you improve the #1 Driver on Tour?

You could make it more adjustable. You could offer a bevy of zero upcharge shaft options. You could make it sound and feel better.

You could even make it longer.

Or, using the TaylorMade logic, you could make it available in a second color.

Seriously. That’s what TaylorMade is going with. SLDR is now better because of an alternative paint scheme.

TaylorMade is calling the White SLDR The Other #1 Driver. [READ MORE]

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File these away under You Never Know.

These concept drawings of what’s been labeled as Cobra Shikon irons were posted to a popular design site earlier this week. As is usually the case, we don’t know the whole story behind the design.

These could simply be random ideations. They could be two among several designs for products that will never see the light of day. Or…they could provide a glimpse of what’s to come. [READ MORE]

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Why buy these clubs?

Because you’re sick of losing a dozen or more balls a round. You want an iron that keeps you in play that lets you play the game out of the woods and be tick free. You buy these because it stinks to have Lyme disease and Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever You buy these irons because you’re wearing a great pair of pants, and who wants to ruin them in the water or the mud? [READ MORE]

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This review today isn’t about the value of video though, but rather the hardware to capture it. More specifically, the golf specific video camera, The SwingShot Golf Video Camera. Can such a unit be a must have tool in this day, or have we reached a point with video capture where our mobile devices are so good that they have driven other recorders to obsolescence?

In other words, should the phone in your pocket keep you from buying other golf video recording devices? [READ MORE]

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There’s a new clubhouse leader in the competition for the Most Misleading Ad of 2014. And here’s the real shocker; it’s not TaylorMade.

It’s PING.

I’m kidding. It’s Callaway.

At least that’s my opinion.

It’s definitely not the opinion of Callaway Golf, and it’s possible that once you sort through the facts as I understand them, it may not be yours either. [READ MORE]

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TaylorMade’s SLDR Mini Driver is the Club You Never Knew You Needed (and still might not)

April 7, 2014
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Gentlemen (and the three handfuls of ladies that read this site), prepare to wowed (excited even)…or agitated, or maybe just sit calmly in a state of tepid indifference.

I’m certain that today’s Official announcement will leave you feeling something…or nothing.

The new SLDR Mini Driver almost certainly won’t be longer than your actual driver, and it may not prove to be more forgiving than your actual driver either, but as a hybrid of sorts between a driver and a 3-wood, it fills the space nicely…even if we’re only hearing about that space for the first time today. [READ MORE]

2014 Golf’s Most Wanted: Watch and Voice GPS Devices

April 2, 2014
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Choosing a watch-based, or simple small voice GPS can be a daunting task? Do you need 25,000 Pre-loaded courses or should you go for a unit that offers 30,000? Are you willing to pay a bit more to get distances to hazards or are you content to know yardages to the front, back, and middle of the green? Do you want to use your GPS to keep score?

For such a small device, there sure is a lot to consider. [READ MORE]

Exclusive Details! Scotty Cameron Futura DRVR Driver

April 1, 2014
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FAIRHAVEN, MA – April 1, 2014 –In an effort to capitalize on brand recognition, Titleist (NYSE: FBHS) has announced that Scotty Cameron will lead the design team for the upcoming Titleist metalwood line, including the highly anticipated “915” driver. This marks the first time that Cameron, known world-wide as Titleist’s master putter maker, will have a hand in designing other mainstays of the Titleist lineup. [READ MORE]

First Look: Mantis B Putter

March 31, 2014
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I witnessed quite a few golfers pick up the Mantis Mallet for the first time last year. Many were a little skeptical about the looks, but warmed to the putter once they rolled some balls with it. While placing 14th in the 2014 Golf’s Most Wanted Mallet competition was probably lower than the folks at Mantis would have liked, I think their finish was a solid one. 14th looks pretty good when you are a new, small putter shop going up against the older and much larger companies.

I spent more than a few enjoyable rounds with the Mantis Mallet in my bag last year (full review HERE), so it really comes as no surprise to me that the mallet was successful enough in the golf market last year to allow Mantis to release a new putter model for 2014, the Mantis B. [READ MORE]

Cobra Golf Brand Survey – The Results

March 27, 2014
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If the moves Cobra has made in the last year – things like bringing in Tom Olsavsky from TaylorMade to head their R&D team, and the rollout of a state of the art new fitting system (that’s selling the capabilities short) – pan out the way I think they will, the future of Cobra could be an exciting one.

You won’t be able to ignore them. My 2 cents…Cobra is one of two brands I think has the most potential for growth in the coming years. [READ MORE]