SeaStar Paspalum

Hawaiian Turfgrass recently licensed SeaStar Paspalum, a grass suited for the Hawaiian climate. The grass was developed by the world’s leading seashore paspalum turfgrass breeder, Dr. Paul Raymer, at the University of Georgia. SeaStar can be used for golf courses wall-to-wall.

“Hawaii is one of the most ideal environments that exists for seashore paspalum grasses. It’s the temperature, the humidity, the soil. It’s just happy there,” Raymer stated. “SeaStar, in terms of pure quality, color, density and texture, is better across the board than any other seashore paspalum grass on the market today.”

SeaStar will be available as sod, as well, can be installed by Hawaiian Turfgrass. The grass makes for superior sports fields and beautiful home laws. For golf, SeaStar offers the rare and uique opportunity to use one grass on every playing surface.

“It is truly a grass for golf course applications that can go wall-to-wall. It was developed with wall-to-wall in mind, from roughs and fairways, to tees and greens. It performs very well at all of those wide ranges of mowing heights,” Raymer said.

SeaStar Paspalum

Other benefits of SeaStar include: a high level of salt tolerance, tested and confirmed short-term drought tolerance, and the ability to be mowed with a reel or rotary mower.

Hawaiian Turfgrass is currently taking reservations for SeaStar golf projects for 2016.

Feature image via: Georgia Cultivators
Article image via: SeaStar Paspalum

OGIO Silencer

Good day, thanks for stopping by. Earlier this month, OGIO introduced the Silencer Stand Bag, designing for golfers on the move. The Silencer is meant for walking golfers, combining comfort and quietness.

The bag’s protective top separates up to 14 club heads and the bottom uses flex grab teeth to keep clubs in place. By reducing the loud clanking sound and minimizing club dings, the Silencer can add years of life to clubs. The Silencer is ultra light, durable, and features an equalizing shoulder strap that balances weight across the back.

The Silencer also features seven pockets including an insulated one for a water bottle, a fleece-lined one for valuables (i.e. cell  phone) and a pen pocket. The OGOP Silencer Stand Bag retails for $234.99 and is available through OGIO.

Titleist 915

Hello everyone and thanks as always for stopping by. Today we’d like to share with you a sneak peak at Titleist’s upcoming 915 drivers. Our friends at WRX Golf shared these photos with us from the range at the Quicken Loans National.

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Hey everyone, thanks for stopping by, today we’re going to share with you our rumour mill for the 915 line-up from Titleist, including our expectations for this new line. If you’ve been following the 915 rumours for awhile, you’ve likely heard of “ARC”.  This has been seen in numerous Titleist trademark applications, and stands for Active Recoil Channel. We think it’s likely safe to say that Titleist is moving away from their traditional head shape and branching out into the “channel” marketplace.  This is backed up by some patent drawings that have also cropped up.  See below:

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This is the biggest rumour and expectation on this line, and other than this, we expect Titleist to stick pretty true to their original design routes.

Here’s what we’d expect:

  • These patent drawings are interesting, and we may be seeing the driver (no ARC channel on the crown) and the fairway wood design (ARC channel on crown), but it’s tough to tell.
  • We’d expect to see multiple models of the 915 – a D2 & D3 line, just like previous releases.
  • These drivers will have Sure-Fit tech – don’t fix that which isn’t broke. Surefit works from the 910 line-up to the 915, that would be a huge advantage over the other boys who keep changing up their hosel tech.
  • Expect similar feel and color on the hosel. Titleist drivers have remained pretty similar for the past 3-4 releases. Aside from these patent drawings which show a drastic possible change to the crown, I would still expect these to have a similar Titleist look and pear shape.
  • They’ll keep their top notch shaft offerings. This is a differentiator for Titleist, they’re not going to mess with it.
  • They may be messing with the CoG on their fairway foods and drivers to deliver a more penetrating ball flight with less spin. It is a common complaint that their drivers spin way too much.
  • Expect pictures in late July to August to start surfacing.
Yonex 445 Driver

Hey everyone, thanks for stopping by.  Today we’ve just noticed a new Yonex driver that we wanted to share with you. This is the next generation of the Ozone driver – which hasn’t really seen much publicity on tour or anywhere for that matter.  This new model has a sleek look and features a simple weight port in the sole, but thats about it. No adjustable hosel by the looks of things either. Its clear that Yonex is really not trying to compete with the adjustability of the major OEM’s, with this release.  Expect a pretty low pricetag on this driver is it comes to market.

Callaway Edge Set

Hello, and thanks for stopping by on this opening day of the US Open 2014. We hope you are enjoying the action this far and we’d like to take this opportunity to introduce you to the Callaway Edge Set.

The Callaway Edge Set began appearing in retail stores on March 14th. They are set at a retail price of $699 US for a Steel Set and $799 for a Graphite Set.

Each club  in the set is designed to create a high moment of inertia (MOI), maximum forgiveness and easy playability.. Edge is an aesthetically pleasing  game-improvement set for players who want a high launch with distance and accuracy.

Four Key Features of Callaway Edge Hybrid Set

1) High MOI Design

  • high MOI – more forgiveness and playability

2) High Launch Hybrid Design

  • optimized CG – higher launch angles

3) Hollow Iron Design

  • hollow cavity – lower CG, increased forgiveness and launch angles

4) Set Progression

  • maximum forgiveness with distance and accuracy

Set includes: 4H, 5H, 6H, 7-iron, 8-iron, 9-iron, PW, AW, SW

Learn more here.
Image via Callaway Golf

20140317

Hey everyone, and thanks for stopping by. Today we’ve got a new club from Mizuno to share – the JPX 850 driver, which was recently confirmed on the USGA conforming list.  Luke Donald was also recently spotted at the Players Championship gaming a 9.5 degree model of this driver.

The JPX 850 features a slider that appears to allow you to adjust the center of gravity of the club (called Fast Track Technology), an adjustable loft sleeve (1 degree increments), and also fade and draw options with additional weights that can be added or removed as needed on the toe and heel of the club.

There has been no comment from Mizuno on specs, technology, cost or availability yet, but we’ll keep an eye out.

Enjoy the picture below!

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With Ping recently dropping prices for its G25 line, rumours are abound at what is coming next from these guys. And since we’re in the business of rumours, we feel that we’d share with you what we’ve found, what we know and what is likely to be the next line up from Ping this season.

Ping’s release schedule is set to have a new release in the near future, and the price drop is a good indication that something is coming. Ping recently released a chart outlining there approach to innovation when it comes to lowering the center of gravity in the G line up and at the same time increasing their moment of inertia (MOI). If you didn’t know, the higher the MOI number, the less a club twists on off-center hits. The less it twists, the higher the amount of energy is transferred into the ball. We took the chart and extrapolated a bit to include the G30 line, and where we feel it would likely fit on this chart based on previous releases.

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We would expect a slight improvement in both center of gravity and moment of inertia to continue this trend.

When looking around the web we also come across some patent photos that are likely actual designs of G30. We can say with any certainty that this will be the G30 designs, but Ping often does not show off patent designs unless they are going into production with them. The amount of detail into the physics of these designs it was makes me think these are likely the real deal.

 

The new design features, what Ping calls ‘turbulators’ on the crown. These have been proven to increase swing speeds into impact (although by miniscule amounts). We’ve already seen some patent drawings of both a driver and fairway wood with these markings. Below is the driver stats and patent pictures. Here’s a little bit more on what the patent documents have to say:

“A golf club head includes a crown surface extending between the face, the rear, the heel and the toe of the golf club head. A highest point on the surface of the crown defines an apex. The golf club head also includes a plurality of crown turbulators projecting from the surface of the crown. Each adjacent pair of crown turbulators is separate and spaced apart to define a space between the adjacent pair of crown turbulators, and each crown turbulator extends between the heel and the toe to define a width and extending between the face and the rear to define a length, which is substantially greater than the width. At least a portion of at least one crown turbulator is located between the face and the apex. The space between each adjacent pair of crown turbulators is substantially greater than the width of each of the adjacent pair of crown turbulators that define the space.”

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Gotta hand it to Ping for being innovative, but I’m not quite sure if this design has the ingenuity to sell when competing against TaylorMade’s Mini SLDR and more adjustable clubs coming out this season. Furthermore, how many years can Ping continue the G line? Did you know they already have trademarked G30, I30, K30, G35, I35, K35, G40, I40, K40?

What do you think?

CB PROh

Hey there, thanks for stopping by! In early April, Tour Edge released the CB PROh iron set. The hybrid iron set combines two distinctive designs, delivering tour-caliber consistency and distance.

CB PROh long and mid irons (2-7) combines the distance and forgiveness of a hybrid with the shot control and workability of a long iron. The full-hollow design of the CB PROh expands the sweet spot. CB PROh scoring irons (8-PW) feature a cavity blade design which allows for better precision and trajectory control. This irons are made from soft 431 stainless steel. They also include a vibration dampening pad for a consistant feel and superior ball control on approach shots.

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The long irons are also available individually.

The Exotics CB PROh irons feature Tour Edge’s lifetime warranty and 30-day play guarantee. It is available in True Temper X-Lite 90 Steel, KBS Tour steel, Project X Flighted steel shafts and Fujikura Fuel Exotics or Fuel Tour Exotics graphite shafts starting at $599.99.

To learn more, visit Tour Edge.

Photos via Tour Edge

speed regime

First the first time in their history, Callaway customizes aerodynamics with the release of the Speed Regime golf ball – creating a different ball for different segments of golfers.

SR1

SR1

  • Driver Swing Speeds under 90mph
  • 4- Piece
  • Optimized distance for moderate driver speeds
  • More control and spin into greens

 

 

 

SR2

SR2

  • Driver Swing Speeds between 90 and 105mph
  • 5- Piece
  • Optimized distance for athletic speeds
  • Regulated spin and control, combined with max speed and distance

 

 

 

SR3

  • Driver Swing Speeds over 105mphSR3
  • 5- Piece
  • Optimized distance for touring speeds
  • Incredibly soft feel

 

 

 

Callaway Speed Regime Intro Video

To learn more about the Speed Regime, visit the Speed Regime website.

Photos and Videos via Callaway Golf