Today’s blog post is written by Frank LaRosa. Check out Frank’s recent segment on his radio show Golf to Go on ESPN 1320.
My favorite issue of Golf Digest is on the stands. It’s the annual hot list review and rating of golf equipment. Well over 1,000 clubs are tested by magazine staff, retailers, and everyday players. I don’t even try to hide my jealousy for a local retailer who has been a part of the review team for eight years.
Ken Morton, Jr. from Haggin Oaks Golf Super Shop is one of only seven on the enviable national retailer panel. He says 2012 is going to be a great year for new product with some cosmetically and physically distinctive clubs coming from many vendors. In early testing, the difference is measurable by players of all abilities.
Morton says, “weight and aerodynamics make the biggest waves this year”. Since the USGA put limits on driver faces, the manufacturers have been more creative with new designs and technologies that produce longer and lighter golf clubs. He says the new Cleveland classic driver is the most visually distinctive driver in the last decade. He adds that the new TaylorMade RBZ Rocketballz fairway woods and hybrids tested significantly longer on the launch monitors. I can hardly wait to test drive them myself.
That’s Golf to Go. I’m FRANK LAROSA
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