The Must Have Golf Equipment List This Month
Titleist Vokey Design Spin Milled 7 Wedges
Master craftsman Bob Vokey and his pioneering R&D team continue to shape the future of wedge design with the introduction of the new Titleist Vokey Design Spin Milled 7 wedges. Available now in golf shops worldwide, new Vokey SM7 wedges provide all golfers the opportunity for a better, more confident short game through unmatched craftsmanship, technology and performance.
Vokey’s prior generation SM6 models ushered in a new era of wedge innovation and performance with their groundbreaking Progressive Centre of Gravity design.
Improving in all three areas of wedge performance, new SM7 models provide increased shot versatility with expanded fitting options, improved distance and trajectory control and more spin through several key advancements.The fastest way to a better short game is through a wedge fitting. Developed through his collaboration with the world’s best shot-makers, Bob’s six tour-proven sole grinds – F, S, M, K, L and the new D grind – allow golfers of all skill levels to be precisely fit for their swing type, shot-making style and course conditions.
Full sole designed primarily for full swings and shots hit with a square face. For that reason, F is the only grind available in the 46º to 52º models. The 54°/56° F Grind is the most played sand wedge on the US PGA Tour.
Designed based on feedback from Steve Stricker, the S is best for square faced shots with a touch more versatility than the F Grind. Simple mechanics are best with this wedge.
Vokey’s favourite, the M grind is designed for players that like to rotate the clubface open and shut to manufacture shots around the green.
The player’s high-bounce wedge, the new D Grind offers high measured bounce with the crescent shape of the M Grind for shot-making versatility.
The highest bounce wedge in the lineup, the K Grind is the ultimate bunker club and the most forgiving wedge in the lineup for all shots.
The L Grind features a narrow crescent shape allowing maximum greenside versatility, but it is the least forgiving wedge in the lineup.
For more information, including local pricing, visit Titleist.com.au
Puma’s Ignite PWRADAPT collection
Puma’s Ignite PWRADAPT collection includes a unique way to achieve stability. Rather than a stagnant bottom seen with most golf footwear, pods move independent of each other to connect with the ground – meaning, if you have a downhill or uphill lie, your shoes will stay grounded.
As for the rest of the shoe, you’ll notice that the standard tongue is missing. Instead, there’s a mesh bootie that hugs your foot for a better fit. To add more support, a thin frame made of thermoplastic polyurethane is positioned where the shoe bends and torques the most, to give you support where you need it most. Cushioning and stability come from Puma’s Ignite foam that extends the length of the midsole. This is the first cleated shoe Puma has made that has that much Ignite foam.
There are three different models in the line, the version with laces (RRP $199.95), one with disc closure ($209.95) and an option with a leather upper ($229.95). Each model has a two-year waterproof warranty and is available now.
For more information, go to cobragolf.com.au
Callaway Superhot Bold Balls
Callaway has unveiled three colourful additions to its golf ball family, with the launch of Superhot Bold.
The company has taken the success of its “super long, super straight Superhot golf ball” and introduced three on-trend matte finishes to ensure golfers can add some colour to their game without compromising on-course performance.
In addition to the colours, the new 2018 Superhot Bold range features a three-piece construction and combines a large, High Energy Core for fast ball speed with an ultra-soft thin cover, creating a distance ball with soft feel that also delivers additional spin control on shots around the green.
“As we have seen since launching the Chrome Soft Truvis golf balls in 2016 there has been a noticeable influx of coloured balls on the golf course,” says Dr Alan Hocknell, Callaway’s senior vice president of research and development.
“With the launch of the new Superhot Bold ball, we are able to provide a technologically advanced ball that delivers on performance while meeting the growing demand for colour.”
Superhot Bold come in 15-ball packs, are available in three eye-catching variations – Matte Orange, Matte Yellow and Matte Red – and are now in store across Australia with an RRP of $44.99.
For more information about the complete Callaway product range, visit callawaygolf.com.au
Ping Vault 2.0 Putters
As with, well, almost everything these days, the ability to customise a product to meet the needs of the consumer is critical. With its new line of Vault 2.0 putters, Ping sought to address that need. “As we advance the technologies we apply in designing and manufacturing our putters, we’re able to offer more putter-fitting options than ever,” said company president John K. Solheim.
The new Vault line – the name a reference to Ping’s famous collection of gold-plated and solid gold putters created for tournament winners – continue with True Roll technology where the face features a milled pattern of intersecting arcs at various depths that help speed up off-centre impacts to provide a consistency of distance. A significant addition, however, is a new weighting system that provides sole weight options in steel (standard weight head), tungsten (15 grams heavier than standard) and aluminium (15 grams lighter than standard) to match each golfer’s feel and balance preferences. To ensure optimal balance, putters between 34 and 36 inches in length are built with steel sole weights; models 34 inches and shorter feature tungsten weighting; putters built 36 inches and longer use aluminium weights. The putters come in three finishes as well: Stealth, Platinum or Copper. The Ping Pistol grip also comes in four options of varying size and weight.
The Vault 2.0 line is comprised of six models: the Ketsch mallet and Piper mid-mallet as well as the ZB, B60 and Voss blades. A new head style to the line is the Dale Anser, a blade inspired by an original Anser putter mould created by Allan Dale Solheim and detailed by his father, Karsten Solheim. Each of the six models carries a selling price of $500.
For more information, visit americangolf.com.au