Tuesday, 28 July 2009

Titleist Stand Bags get Thumbs Up

Full apparel and ball pockets, foam padded strap, beverage sleeve and a quick action roller bottom stand mechanism make the Titleist X-91 Stand Bag the perfect choice for golfers looking for a lightweight stand bag without sacrificing on space. There's also a full length 2 way club divider for easy access to your clubs, and detachable, zipped rainhood, all in a stand bag that weighs a mere 1.5Kg.

Wednesday, 22 July 2009

Was Turnberry The Open Winner?

Are majors getting too easy for the Tour? Should the world’s best players be regularly carding ten, twelve or even fifteen under par? Are the courses less of a test than they should be? Should the courses be set up to give final scores within +or- 5 from par?

In an attempt to Tour-proof some of our greatest courses, holes have been redesigned, with dog-legs introduced into the fairways and the rough and semi-rough brought closer and grown higher - the narrowest fairway at Turnberry is under ten feet wide. The 10th has also been redesigned to bring the coastline into play. It now requires at least a 200-yard carry over the rocks from a tee perched on an outcrop by the lighthouse – while the course is almost 250 yards longer overall. This mitigates against the power game, ensuring a real test of skill, and hopefully reigning in the absurdly low scores we sometimes see. (Interestingly the joint lowest score ever posted in Major championship history was 63 scored at Turnberry in 1986 by Greg Norman, another ‘old timer’ still gracing the Tour today.

The weather will perhaps deal the cruelest hand of all at links courses like Turnberry. Wind and rain set in on day 2, and of the first 54 golfers out on the course that day, only four were under par as the breeze increasingly picked up off the Firth of Clyde and light rain began to make the rough soggy. Its just these conditions when you need a good golf waterproof.

With all this in mind is The Open the greatest test of skill and should other follow the example?

Wednesday, 8 July 2009

Taylormade Burner Driver 2009

The Taylormade Burner Driver 2009 has been one of the hostest products this year. The golf driver is excellent for improving distance whilst keeping a firm hand on where the ball ends up. This kind of performance typically means you may find you are reaching the fairway in fewer strokes than before.

The Burner driver was first launched back in 1983. Since then the company has used technological advances to design drivers, irons and other clubs that can push the ball with a greater degree of accuracy and send it the extra distance. TaylorMade golf clubs are used by some of the game's best players, including Christian Cevaer, the newest winner of the European Open. More information on the Taylormade Burner driver can be found here.

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