How do I know which golf ball is best for me? Discount Golf World Pro Kory is back at it again. This time he talks about choosing a golf ball while highlighting three different balls from Srixon. Important factors include spin, feel, your handicap as well as cost. Shop for Golf Balls at Discount Golf World. Check out the full video here:
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Patrick Reed was struggling. By the end of April 2013, he’d entered 13 PGA Tour events and had missed the cut eight times. Save for a 7th place finish at Pebble beach in February, his first full season on Tour was horrific. In fact, from mid-march through the end of April, Reed had missed the cut in 5 of 6 tournaments and finished t71st—almost dead last–in the only event in which he’d managed to play the weekend. With the truncated 2013 season half over, Reed made the switch to Callaway in May. Since then, he’s missed only one cut and garnered 4 top ten finishes, including his first ever victory at the Wyndham Championship, and earned over $1.6 million and enough FedEx Cup points to begin the playoffs at number 22 in total points earned. Read the rest of this entry »
It’s August. It’s hot. It’s humid. And it’s the PGA Championship. The professional golf season’s final Major Championship gets underway today at Oak Hill Country Club in Rochester, New York and Nike athletes are prepared to weather the, er, weather in an array of lightweight, breathable, moisture wicking shirts pants and hats. Nike has always been at the forefront of creating performance apparel technology, utilizing technical fabrics that enhance athletic performance, and those technologies will be on full display at Oak Hill. At the PGA Championship, Nike athletes will be wearing designs from the Fall 2013 collection featuring Dri-FIT UV for protection from the sun and Dri-FIT Stretch for superior mobility. Thirteen Nike Tour players will be competing at Oak Hill and you can find all their apparel, shoes and accessories at the DGW PGA Championship 2013 Collections page. Here’s a glimpse of some of the apparel featured. Read the rest of this entry »
In the end, the recently concluded US Open staged at Merion Golf Club resembled the Opens of yesteryear during which brutal rough and nasty greens eliminated pretenders first, then contenders, until there was just one guy left. What’s remarkable is that the “one guy” who conquered the treacherous Merion greens and the USGA’s diabolical hole placements was Justin Rose, a guy who just weeks ago ranked 158th in putting on the PGA Tour. What changed? Well, Justin Rose switched to a 34” TaylorMade Spider Blade Putter at the Player’s Championship in May, and then switched again at the Memorial, opting for a 37” version of the same model. The results were that he ranked 13th in putting at the US Open. That huge leap in the putting stats, arguably, made the difference between winning a Major title and, well, not winning one. The TaylorMade Spider Blade is the highest MOI blade putter ever produced by TaylorMade, delivering twist-resistance comparable to high-MOI mallet putters. TaylorMade also incorporated “counterbalancing” properties first introduced with their Daddy Long Legs mallet putter. The idea behind counterbalancing is to offer increased stability through additional weight in the shaft and butt end of the putter. You’re going to see a lot of counterbalancing in putter design in the near future because it is said to offer stability similar to an “anchored” putting stroke, which the USGA has banned effective 2016. Consequently, those who struggle a bit on the greens are looking for a new method, and the major club manufacturers will most assuredly accommodate through innovation. Even if you don’t struggle, you can always improve on the greens. So, if you are looking for a way to make more putts, take a page from the playbook of Justin Rose, the number 3 player in the world and newly-minted Major Champion, and give the TaylorMade Spider Blade a try. You may just win your own version of the US Open. Order yours today at DGW.
The USGA likes to say they set up the US Open venue to identify the very best player as our nation’s champion. And despite the fact that this isn’t always the case—see Michael Campbell–Justin Rose clearly fit that description for the Open just ended at Merion Golf Club. In the end, he struck the ball better and putted better than anyone else through 4 rounds on what appeared to be the hardest golf course on the planet. Particularly impressive were his clutch putting, including a 20 footer for birdie on 13 that tied him for the lead, and his long iron play on both 17 and 18. Of course, he had to hit fairways to hit good iron shots, and none was more impressive than the drive on 18, setting up the opportunity to rip a 4 iron dead at the hole, and effectively eliminating any legitimate drama from Phil Mickelson’s finish. Rose used a full complement of TaylorMade equipment, including the new Lethal Golf Ball. Here’s his bag: Driver: TaylorMade R1 Fairway Wood: TaylorMade RBZ Stage 2 Tour Irons: TaylorMade RocketBladez Tour (3-6), Tour Preferred MB (7-PW) Wedges: TaylorMade ATV (52°, 56°, 60°) Putter: TaylorMade Spider Blade Ball: TaylorMade Lethal Check out DGW today for all your TaylorMade equipment needs.
So you’re not playing in the U.S. Open this week? Well, that’s too bad, but even if your game is not U.S. Open-worthy, your apparel can be. The US Open begins June 13, 2013, and while we have no clue who will win, we do know what Tiger Woods and a host of other favorite players will be wearing Thursday through Sunday as they traverse the hallowed grounds of Marion Golf Club. Tiger, Rory and the rest of the Nike Tour staff will be wearing lightweight, breathable, performance apparel from the Nike Summer 2013 Collection as they battle the heat and humidity outside Philadelphia. If these players trust the performance benefits of Nike fabrication to help them face professional golf’s toughest test, you can be assured these same features will help you through the heat of your next nassau. Tiger Woods, once again the odds-on favorite to take home the Open Trophy, will be relying on the latest innovations in the Nike Tiger Woods TW Collection. Sweat-wicking fabric with strategic laser perforations for added breathability is among the features of the TW Polos in play at historic Merion. Contrast seam taping and a kimono style back design offer free-swinging comfort to minimize distractions. Tiger’s lineup of polos includes the TW Trajectory Polo in Violet Force, the TW Stripe Polo in White/Electric Orange, the TW Chest Stripe Polo in Fiberglass and the TW Graphic Polo in Hyper Red. Tiger will be sporting his new TW ’14 Golf Shoes, as well. Rory McIlroy’s US Open look is from the Nike Tour Performance Collection, which offers lightweight, breathable performance fabric. Thursday, Rory sports the Fashion Body Map Graphic Polo in Ice Blue, which features roller perforated insets on the side for ventilation. Friday he’ll wear the Lightweight Tech Polo in Electro Orange, and Saturday he’ll have on the Fashion Jacquard Polo in Violet Force. For the Sunday finale, McIlroy will wear the Nike Graphic Polo in Poison Green, which offers a full body map on the back panel for ventilation. Nike Lunar Control Golf Shoes complete his ensemble each day. Kevin Chappel will be rocking the youthful and edgy look of Nike’s Sport Collection, featuring the Nike Swing Polo and Sport Vintage Stripe Polo, as well as the Nike Flat Bill Cap and Lunar Swingtip Golf Shoes. For those who prefer the classic, refined look, you’ll want to check out Charl Schwartzel’s Tour Premium Collection Polos. Thursday through Saturday, Schwartzel will be wearing the Premium Novelty Pocket Polo in White, the Premium Stripe Polo in Dynamic Pink, and the Premium ½-Zip Plaid Polo in White. You can buy any or all of the U.S. Open apparel of these Nike athletes, and others, at the DGW U.S. Open Collections Page.
Black is the new black! TaylorMade launched the new R1 Black Driver today and it is, well, unbelievably cool. The R1, released earlier in 2013, introduced us to the concept of an adjustable driver that can be fine tuned to fit anyone’s game. From Tour pro to beginner, the R1 offered one club head that could be adjusted to everyone’s swing. The R1 instantly became the number one driver on the PGA Tour and found its way to millions of amateur’s bags, as well. So what’s new with the R1 Black Driver, you ask? Technically speaking, nothing at all… except the finish–it’s black. And contrary to what you might think, that is a very big deal. There are countless golfers around the world who feel a driver ought to be black, not white. There is genuine science behind the white phenomenon; that being the optical illusion created by the contrast between white crown and black face that makes the club head appear huge, inspiring confidence. Fair enough, but for those among us who want the aggressive look of all black, then who cares what the science says. Black is back—and it has some upgrades with this new R1 Driver. The glossy finish is truly beautiful and TM incorporated the R1 alignment graphics on the crown, but with a significant difference. Whereas the “face paint” graphics are almost overwhelming on the original R1’s white matte finish, they are subtlety done on the R1 Black, offering a distinctive look that adds to the uniqueness of the club. The graphics are, in a word, cool. And so is this driver. You can pre-order the TaylorMade R1 Black Driver at DGW today.
Bubba Watson is in Augusta, Georgia this week to defend his Masters title. His off season signing with Oakley was big, if for no other reason than, unlike some endorsement deals, Bubba and Oakley are the perfect fit. Both have a reputation for creativity and innovation–and for doing what they do unlike any other competitor in their respective fields. Oakley makes high performance athletic apparel, among other things, and they seek innovation at every turn. Bubba is the most innovative golfer on the planet. Bubba and Oakley team up this week for the first Major Championship of the golf season: The Masters. You can bet that Bubba will dazzle millions with his natural ability and creativity and that Oakley has equipped him with the finest performance apparel to allow him to do his thing before millions of golf fans. You may not play like Bubba Watson, but you can get his wardrobe right here at DGW. As an authorized retailer for all things Oakley, we have Bubba’s entire Masters 2013 wardrobe available for you. Take a look at Bubba’s Thursday outfit featuring the Oakley Fade Polo in Red Line and Take Pant 2.0 in Jet Black. Then peruse his stuff for the rest of the tournament, as well. Order now and you’ll soon be wearing the finest athletic performance apparel on the planet. Oakley, Bubba and you—sweet.
Spring is finally here and that means The Masters is right around the corner. In the modern era, no one is more closely associated with winning Green Jackets than Tiger Woods, and in 2013 Tiger takes his reclaimed status as World Number One to Augusta as the prohibitive favorite. We at DGW can’t wait to see what happens this year at Augusta National, but like fans everywhere, we’ll just have to wait and see. We don’t have to wait, however, to see what Tiger will be wearing at the year’s first Major Championship. We have the inside scoop on all of Tiger’s Nike apparel for each day of The Masters, and you can get it right here at DGW. We all know Tiger will be wearing red on Sunday, but which red is the question, and we have the answer. Tiger’s 2013 Sunday Masters polo will be the Nike Tiger Woods TW Emboss Polo in Hyper Red/Metallic Silver. He’ll also be wearing the Nike Tiger Woods TW Ultralite Pant in Black/Metallic Silver, and if it’s chilly enough, you’ll see the Nike Tiger Woods TW ½-zip Cover-Up in Stadium/Metallic Silver. Each day, Tiger will be wearing his Nike TW 13 Golf Shoes, TW VR_S Tour Cap and Nike Dri-Fit Golf Glove. You can check out all of Tiger’s Masters outfits—the stuff he’ll actually be wearing for the entire Masters Tournament—right here at DGW’s 2013 Masters Tournament Tiger Woods Collection. Order today and you can be wearing it before Tiger.
Callaway Tour professional, Gary Woodland, is just like the rest of us, it seems. Not long ago he put a new three wood in the bag, one that had been fitted to his exact specifications. After playing it for a number of rounds, however, Woodland was unhappy and took it back to the Callaway Tour trailer for a new shaft. The reason? He was hitting his new Callaway X Hot Pro Three Wood too far! It seems that his normal three wood specs, configured with his new X Hot Pro Fairway Wood, resulted in his having too much firepower on par fives. He was forced to choke down and throttle back, so he actually replaced his Graphite Design prototype shaft with a heavier X-100 steel model to take something off the 294 yards he was hitting his 17 degree X Hot Pro (into the wind). The rest of us will never have that problem, but we can have the same fairway wood. The new X Hot and X Hot Pro Fairway Woods are the longest ever produced by Callaway. These new fairway woods borrow the forged cup face design from Callaway drivers, moving the weld line away from the face to allow more control over face thickness and tolerances. Because of this new design, and through the use of high strength 455 Carpenter steel, the new Callaway X Hot face is 40% thinner than last year’s RAZR X Black fairways. The X Hot Fairway Woods tested right at the USGA’s limit for spring-like effect. That means distance. That is what we all crave. The X Hot Fairway line offers performance without having to increase club head size, or add a slot to the sole. Engineers also reconfigured the weighting of the sole through an internal wave-shaped pad that acts to push the center of gravity slightly forward and low to reduce spin. Together, these design and material elements make the X Hot line truly worthy of the name. They are Hot! Order your X Hot or X Hot Pro Fairway Wood today at DGW.