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Callaway XR Drivers

Callaway introduces XR Drivers for increased speed and distance

Callaway’s slogan for the new XR and XR Pro drivers is “The Relentless Pursuit of Speed.” The pursuit is aimed at helping golfers generate more clubhead speed, which should translate to more ball speed and more distance off the tee.

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Callaway XR and XR Pro Irons

Callaway introduces XR and XR Pro Irons for improved ball speed and distance

Callaway developed the new XR and XR Pro irons for players who are looking for more ball speed and distance, and the company thinks it achieved its goals by utilizing a few technologies that have been successful in woods and hybrids.

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Q&A: Kevin Stadler goes lefty with his putter

Q&A: Kevin Stadler goes lefty with his putter

Kevin Stadler, who withdrew from the PGA Tour's Hyundai Tournament of Champions last week because of a wrist injury, has a new (left-handed) plan for his putting.

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PODCAST: Golfweek PostGame from Kapalua

PODCAST: Golfweek PostGame podcast from the PGA Tour's Hyundai Tournament of Champions at Kapalua

Senior writer Jeff Babineau was at Kapalua for the conclusion of the PGA Tour's Hyundai Tournament of Champions. He talks with David Dusek about underrated (and underappreciated) Patrick Reed, and how Jimmy Walker let victory slip away.

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Winner's bag: Patrick Reed, Hyundai TOC

Winner's bag: Patrick Reed, Hyundai Tournament of Champions

Here is a complete list of the clubs Patrick Reed used to win the 2015 Hyundai Tournament of Champions on the PGA Tour.

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Ping Cadence TR Putters

Ping introduces Cadence TR Putters line to match your stroke and tempo

Ping’s newest putters, the Cadence TR line, match your stroke type and your tempo.

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Ping Glide Wedges

Unique grooves, sole options make Ping’s Glide wedges versatile

Unique grooves, a special grip and three sole options make Ping’s Glide wedges versatile.

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Trailer Talk: The Golfweek Toy Box Podcast

Trailer Talk: The Golfweek Toy Box Podcast

Ping’s Matt Rollins talks about Billy Herschel changing gear after winning FedEx Cup, challenge of getting golf clubs to Angel Cabrera in Argentina, and why Hunter Mahan really wants to play well on Friday and Saturday.

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Bettinardi releases limited edition Hawaiian putters

Bettinardi Golf releases limited edition Hawaiian putters

Bettinardi Golf has released a limited number of Special Edition BB Zero Big Kahuna Aloha DASS putters.

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Odyssey Works Putters

Odyssey introduces Works line of putters

Odyssey's new Works line of putters combines as many of the company’s key technologies as possible.

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Bridgestone J715 Driver

Bridgestone J715 Driver marks company's return to the American driver market

Bridgestone returns to the U.S. driver market with a club that features a classic look in the address position and several unique features to enhance performance.

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Creamer signs extension with TaylorMade

Paula Creamer signs contract extension with TaylorMade

Paula Creamer has signed a contract extension with TaylorMade, the company announced Tuesday.

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PODCAST: Previewing the Hyundai TOC

PODCAST: Previewing the PGA Tour's Hyundai TOC

David Dusek talks through the Hyundai Tournament of Champions field with fellow senior writer Jeff Babineau, on the ground in Hawaii for the first PGA Tour start of the 2015 calendar year.

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Callaway Big Bertha Alpha 815 Hybrids

Callaway introduces Big Bertha Alpha 815 Hybrids

With the release of its Big Bertha Alpha 815 hybrids, Callaway took dead aim at better players who want the forgiveness hybrids can provide but who prefer a lower, more penetrating ball flight.

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Callaway Big Bertha Alpha 815 Fairway Woods

Callaway introduces Big Bertha Alpha 815 Fairway Woods

To protect ball speed on off-center hits and increase forgiveness, Callaway gave the Big Bertha Alpha 815 fairway woods an updated, lightweight stainless steel face.

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Dusek reflects on the rise of Rory, '14 Ryder Cup

Dusek reflects on the rise of Rory, '14 Ryder Cup

As a part of Golfweek's My Year in Golf series, David Dusek reflects on the rise of Rory McIlroy and the 2014 Ryder Cup, among other topics

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TomTom releases new GPS golf watch

TomTom releases new GPS golf watch, TomTom Golfer

TomTom, which has made GPS-based software for navigation and mapping products for several years, has just released a golf watch with a graphic interface.

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Davis named to Buffalo Wild Wings board

Cindy Davis named to Buffalo Wild Wings board of directors

Cindy Davis, who retired from her job as president of Nike Golf in October, was named Nov. 26 to the board of directors of Buffalo Wild Wings, a popular sports-themed restaurant chain.

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Bettinardi Golf debuts new wedge line

Bettinardi Golf: The boutique putter-maker is back in the wedge world

Bettinardi Golf, a company synonymous with high-end milled putters, is venturing off the shortest grass and back into the rough with a new line of wedges.

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Winner's bag: Jordan Spieth, Hero World Challenge

Winner's bag: Jordan Spieth, Hero World Challenge

Here is a list of the clubs Jordan Spieth used to win the 2014 Hero World Challenge.

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Keegan Bradley switches to counterbalanced putter

Keegan Bradley switches to counterbalanced Scotty Cameron putter at Hero World Challenge

Keegan Bradley switches from his usual Odyssey Sabertooth belly putter to a counterbalanced Scotty Cameron Futura X5 Dual Balance putter at the Hero World Challenge.

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Winner's bag: Jordan Spieth, Australian Open

Winner's bag: Jordan Spieth, 2014 Emirates Australian Open

Here is a complete list of the clubs Jordan Spieth used to win the 2014 Emirates Australian Open.

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Winner's bag: Charley Hoffman, Mayakoba

Winner's bag: Charley Hoffman, OHL Classic at Mayakoba

Here is a complete list of the clubs Charley Hoffman used to win the OHL Classic at Mayakoba.

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Sharpe leads calculated changes at TaylorMade

Ben Sharpe leads calculated changes at TaylorMade

As the new CEO of TaylorMade-Adidas Golf, Ben Sharpe is leading a series of changes for the equipment company.

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Wilson Staff FG Tour V4 Irons

Wilson Staff FG Tour V4 Irons

Tungsten in the sole of this classic-looking iron produces shots that land softer for accomplished players.

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Cleveland CG Black driver

Cleveland CG Black driver

The lightest driver on the market enhances, and preserves, ball speed for slower-swinging players.

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Winner's bag: Bubba Watson, HSBC Champions

Winner's bag: Bubba Watson, HSBC Champions

Here is a complete list of the clubs Bubba Watson used to win the 2014 HSBC Champions.

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Daric Ashford named president of Nike Golf

Daric Ashford named president of Nike Golf

Nike announced on Friday that Daric Ashford has been named president of Nike Golf effective immediately.

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Winner's bag: Ryan Moore, CIMB Classic

Winner's bag: Ryan Moore, CIMB Classic

A complete list of the clubs Ryan Moore used to win the 2014 CIMB Classic in Malaysia.

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Mickelson re-signs with Callaway

Mickelson extends partnership with Callaway Golf

Phil Mickelson has a plaque with his name on it in the World Golf Hall of Fame and his name on a new endorsement contract with Callaway Golf.

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Nike Vapor Pro Combo irons

Nike releases the Vapor Pro Blades, Pro Combo and Speed irons

With Tiger, Rory and Jimmy Fallon on stage, the company releases the Vapor Pro Blades, Pro Combo and Speed irons.

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Nike Vapor Speed irons

Nike blends wood-like long irons and pocket-cavity short irons

Nike blends wood-like long irons and pocket-cavity short irons for players seeking distance and forgiveness.

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Nike Vapor Vapor Pro irons

By replicating Tiger Woods’ irons, Nike looks to modernize the muscle back blade.

By replicating Tiger Woods’ irons, Nike looks to modernize the muscle back blade.

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Winner's Bag: Robert Streb, McGladrey Classic

Winner's Bag: Robert Streb, McGladrey Classic on PGA Tour

Here are the clubs Robert Streb brought to Sea Island for his McGladrey Classic victory on the PGA Tour.

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Poulter uses Twitter to unveil switch to Titleist

Ian Poulter uses Twitter to unveil switch to Titleist

Ian Poulter has announced a new equipment allegiance. Days after splitting with Cobra-Puma Golf, Poulter used Twitter on Tuesday to announce that we will be a Titleist and FootJoy staff player for the 2015 season.

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Winner's bag: Ben Martin, Shriners Open

Winner's bag: Ben Martin, Shriners Hospitals for Children Open on PGA Tour

Here is a complete list of the clubs Ben Martin used to win the 2014 Shriners Hospital for Children Open on PGA Tour in Las Vegas.

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Ian Poulter splits with Cobra-Puma Golf

Ian Poulter splits with Cobra-Puma Golf

On Wednesday, Ian Poulter announced to his 1.77 million followers on Twitter that he had parted ways with Cobra-Puma Golf.

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Nike Vapor Speed hybrids

Nike Vapor Speed hybrids

With the release of the Vapor Speed hybrids, Nike promises clubs that offer distance, forgiveness and ease of use for players who have trouble with long irons.

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Nike Vapor Flex Driver

Nike Vapor Flex Driver

A CG-shifting weight system and channel in the sole make the Nike Vapor Flex of the most unique drivers on the market.

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Nike Vapor Speed Driver

Nike Vapor Speed Driver

A channel in the sole and a deeper face help maintain ball speed for greater distance with the new Nike Vapor Speed.

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Nike Vapor Flex hybrids

Nike Vapor Flex hybrids

Nike designed the new Vapor Flex hybrid to blend distance and forgiveness, aiming to give golfers versatile tools to replace long irons.

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Scotty Cameron Futura X5 putters

Scotty Cameron Futura X5 putters

Titleist creates three more stability-enhancing mallet putters in new Scotty Cameron Futura X5 putters.

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Nike Vapor Speed, Vapor Flex fairway woods

Nike Vapor Speed, Vapor Flex fairway woods

At the heart of the Nike Vapor Speed and Vapor Flex fairway woods is a channel along the bottom of the club, behind the leading edge, that helps the face flex more at impact.

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Titleist brings new Pro V1, Pro V1x balls to PGA Tour

Titleist brings new Pro V1, Pro V1x balls to PGA Tour

Boxes of the new Pro V1 and Pro V1x golf balls were seen on the range at TPC Summerlin on Monday morning in Las Vegas.

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Winner's bag: Sang-Moon Bae, Frys.com Open

Winner's bag: Sang-Moon Bae, 2014 Frys.com Open on PGA Tour

In the first winner's bag of the PGA Tour's 2014-15 season, here is a list of the golf clubs that Sang-Moon Bae used to win the Frys.com Open.

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Davis to retire as president of Nike Golf

Cindy Davis will retire as president of Nike Golf, company says

Cindy Davis, 52, the president of Nike Golf since 2008, is planning to retire, the company announced in a statement Tuesday.

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Ping prototype wedge spotted in Scotland

Ping prototype wedge spotted in Scotland

Ping quietly brought a new, prototype wedge to the recent Dunhill Links Championship in St. Andrews, Scotland, and Louis Oosthuizen now has one in his bag.

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Titleist 915 drivers, fairway woods, hybrids

Titleist 915 introduces drivers, fairway woods and hybrids

Fans of Titleist’s classic-looking clubs will be pleased when they set the new 915 drivers, fairway woods and hybrid clubs down at address.

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Titleist 915F fairway woods

Titleist introduces 915F fairway woods featuring Active Recoil Channel

An Active Recoil Channel in the sole helps Titleist 915F fairway woods increase ball speed and reduce spin.

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Titleist 915D2, 915D3 drivers

Titleist 915D2 and 915D3 drivers

A channel in the sole helps the Titleist 915 D2 and 915D3 drivers provide more distance without sacrificing forgiveness.