When Callaway did market research on what golfers thought about the feel and the greenside spin of its SuperSoft golf balls, the results showed that 74 percent of golfers thought the feel was “just right.” Only 58 percent of golfers answered the same way about greenside control, however. That’s why the new SuperSoft golf balls are made with a new “Tri-Ionomer” cover, which Callaway says gives the balls both a softer feel and more spin around the greens. How much more spin are we talking about? On a 40-yard shot, Callaway testing showed the 2017 version of the SuperSoft launched with 5035 rpm of spin, while the 2015 version launched with 4950 rpm of spin. It’s change that Callaway’s Senior Director of Golf Ball R&D Dave Bartels says golfers should notice.To read the rest of the very interesting article and to see whether this ball is for you, go here! Source: Andrew Tursky GolfWRX Pictures: Callaway Golf.
Pro V1x loyalist Hunter Mahan shares his setup keys for playing a shot from a sidehill lie with the ball above the feetSource: Titleist
I have personally put the Callaway SuperSoft golf ball in my bag and I am currently testing to see whether this ball will make a difference to my game. I certainly like the feel, but am not sure if this ball is right for me with a 100 mph clubhead speed. I will be at the PGA Merchandise Show later this month and will personally talk to Callaway to get their thoughts on the subject of the “Soft Revolution.” Watch this site for my report back in early February! Thanks to Andrew Tursky of GolfWRX for this interesting article!
In todays Impact Show we discuss what is required to pure those fairway metals. The fairway metal is an important weapon in the arsenal of the amateur golfer and is often misunderstood on how to get the best out of it. In the show we use Trackman to get the all important delivery numbers and then give you an easy practical drill in how to hit that pure strike.Source: Meandmygolf
Hank Haney offers advice on how to recover from a buried lie in the bunker.Source: Hank Haney Golf Digest
Professional golfer, Kendra Vallone runs through the essentials of Ben Hogan’s Five Lessons: The Modern Fundamentals of Golf. This video includes “The Grip” and “The Waggle”.Source: Cam Elkins
For the first 12 years of the Golf Digest 50 all-encompassing money list, Tiger Woods was No. 1, usually by a wide margin. But reduced play because of injuries and the loss of more than half a dozen A-list endorsement partners after the 2009 scandal caught up to him in 2016, when he fell to No. 3 behind Jordan Spieth and Mickelson. This year, Woods is No. 4 behind Rory McIlroy, Arnold Palmer and Mickelson.
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In the final part of this Smash It Long Series, we look at how to improve your impact and help link all the other areas of a powerful golf swing together.Source: Peter Finch Golf
It’s that time of year, a time to reflect and look back over the last year and plan (with unwavering dedication) to do things a little differently in the coming year. Here at the Hole19 offices, we’re no different. We’ve been asking ourselves how we’re going to level-up our games in 2017 – here’s what we came up with: 1) “Spend less on golf balls” This is actually kind of a summary for the numerous “spend more time inbounds” and “avoid water like the wicked witch of the west” type resolutions we all seemed to have. For the most part, this is about knowing the course and playing percentage golf; looking at the shot, weighing up the risks and avoiding this kind of agony: 2) “Shake things up a bit” We’ve got some great courses nearby. It’s not that we’re bored, far from it. But we’re looking to 2017 as a year to broaden our horizons and play on pastures new. Thankfully, we’ve got our 40,000 strong, course database to help us pick from golf courses near and far. 3) “Dial it in within 120 yards” One from our CEO, Anthony. That’s not the only reason it made the list. It’s a darn good resolution. It can be tempting (and fun!) to get to the practice range and just smash balls into the distance. Not all that productive though. Spending a few hours a week honing that approach play on varying range targets will see you reap serious benefits on-course. Here’s one drill from Peter Finch we’ll be trying out: