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Q&A: David Abeles, TaylorMade Golf CEO
David Abeles was recently named chief executive and president of TaylorMade-Adidas Golf, and caught up with Golfweek for a Q&A.
Jerry Rose rallies for Golfweek Senior victory
Amateur Golf Jerry Rose rallies for Golfweek Senior Amateur title at the 54-hole event in La Quinta, Calif.
Lenghty considerations: How to hit the ball further with a driver
Golf equipment driver length can determine how far a player can hit the ball and depending on ball contact is made in the sweet spot.
Putter designers are the artists of the industry
Golf equipment putter designers such as Scotty Cameron and Austie Rollinson are the true artists of the golf industry.
Tiger Woods' former coach Hank Haney says clubhead swing speed is key part of game
Golf instructor Hank Haney, former coach of Tiger Woods, says the speed of the clubhead determines a player's potential in the game.
Masters champion Jordan Spieth’s success built on familiarity with Titleist golf equipment
Masters champion Jordan Spieth rarely tinkers with the Titleist equipment in his golf bag.
Hole locations Augusta's best line of defense against PGA Tour players at the Masters
Difficult hole locations are Augusta National Golf Club's best line of defense against PGA Tour pros at the Masters.
Masters champions made on back nine at Augusta National
Many Masters have been decided on the back nine at Augusta National – those won by Gene Sarazen, Jack Nicklaus and Charl Schwartzel, among them.
'Big Three' get things started at Augusta National for 2015 Masters
Gary Player outdrove his Big Three friends Jack Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer to start the 2015 Masters at Augusta National.
Mementos from champions preserve Masters history at Augusta National
Learn more about the Masters historic clubs from Tiger Woods, Ben Crenshaw, Bubba Watson and Marry Mize after donating a club to Augusta National.
Equipment lessons learned from PGA Tour vans at the Masters at Augusta National
Equipment lessons can be learned from the PGA Tour vans at the Masters.
Watson's green jacket tour and Phil's swing training among 2015 Masters media sessions highlights
The 2015 Masters media sessions included interviews with Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Bubba Watson, Jordan Spieth and Rickie Fowler at Augusta National Golf Club.
Masters champ Bubba Watson given solid gold Ping putter at Augusta National
Masters 2014 champion Bubba Watson given solid gold Ping putter Tuesday at Augusta National.
Doug Hanzel adds overdue Florida Azalea Senior title to resume
Doug Hanzel is widely regarded as one of the most skilled senior amateurs in the world, even though he plays just “10 or 12” senior amateur tournaments each year. On March 15, he won the Florida Azalea Senior.
Equipment through Golfweek's 40 years provides a history lesson
In the past 40 years, gains in equipment and technology have helped shape a new area.
Living the dream: 40 years of storytelling at Golfweek
From humble beginnings in a Florida garage to national coverage of the game’s biggest events, Golfweek celebrates 40 years of storytelling.
Meet Dean Knuth, the man behind the High Heat driver
Designers who specialize in putters and wedges often find themselves in the club spotlight. Scotty Cameron and Bob Vokey, for example, have secured their territory in the worldwide golf vocabulary. Enter Dean Knuth.
Bubba Watson shares thoughts on parenting, mentoring at Northern Trust
Speaking at Riviera Country Club, Bubba Watson shared his joy in being a dad for a second time and in influencing children beyond the ropes who might need a little encouragement.
Ryo Ishikawa gains feel with new Secret Grips at PGA Tour's Northern Trust Open
Ryo Ishikawa installed Secret Grip counterbalanced grips on every club in his bag except the putter on the eve of the Northern Trust Open at Riviera Country Club.
PGA Tour pro Ryan Moore shows up with Parsons Xtreme Golf driver at the Norther Trust Open at Riviera
The development of Parsons Xtreme Golf added another chapter Tuesday when Ryan Moore showed up on the Riviera Country Club practice tee with a new PXG driver.
Aldila's Rogue Shaft becomes widely popular on PGA Tour
Why has Aldila's Rogue shaft become popular on the PGA Tour? Victories by PGA Tour players using a Rogue driver shaft total 14. Our James Achenbach explains more.
What's in the bag: long-drive golfer Jamie Sadlowski at Web.com Tour's Colombia Championship
Long-drive golfer Jamie Sadlowski is playing this week's Colombia Championship on the Web.com Tour. Here's a look at what's in his bag for the tournament in Bogota, Colombia.
PGA Tour pros seek more feel with lighter, softer wedge shafts at Farmers Insurance Open
Many PGA Tour golfers at the Farmers Insurance Open, such as Brooks Koepka, are opting for lighter, softer wedge shafts in order to gain more feel around the greens.
Dustin Johnson adds new TaylorMade driver, fairway wood in PGA Tour return
Dustin Johnson showed up on the range Tuesday morning at Torrey Pines with a new TaylorMade AeroBurner driver and new AeroBurner 3-wood in his bag.
OnCore MA 1.0 golf ball offers unique design
The new OnCore MA 1.0 golf ball is unlike anything else in the golf marketplace. It has a hollow metal core, which allows some of the weight to be redistributed toward the perimeter of the ball.
Hollow irons trend upward at PGA Merchandise Show
One of the themes of the 2015 PGA Merchandise Show was hollow irons, which have a hidden interior cavity much like hybrids, fairway woods and drivers.
Tour View training aid turns heads at PGA Merchandise Show
Tour View, a wonderfully simple but effective training aid, won the Most Innovative Concept Award at the 2015 PGA Merchandise Show.
Tiger Woods picks up ball speed with switch to Nike's RZN Black ball
Tiger Woods, who recently switched to Nike’s RZN Black ball, has picked up 2 to 3 mph in ball speed with the switch.
Ben Hogan Golf debuts new Fort Worth 15 irons, TK 15 wedges
At the PGA Merchandise Show, Terry Koehler, president and chief executive of the new Ben Hogan Golf Equipment Company, ended months of speculation by lifting the veil on a modern incarnation of Hogan irons and wedges.
SeeMore Putter Company to debut Custom Fit Click System at PGA Show
The SeeMore Putter Company will unveil the SeeMore Custom Fit Click System at the PGA Merchandise Show this week at the Orange County Convention Center.
Wilson boasts extra softness with Duo Spin golf ball
Wilson’s Duo Spin golf ball officially will be unveiled at the PGA Merchandise Show in Orlando, Fla., and will go on sale after the show.
Accra targets softer tips with Fx fairway wood shafts
Accra will introduce its family of Fx fairway wood shafts on Feb. 1 with shafts that are heavier than comparable driver shafts, and they have softer tips for real-world playability.
Achenbach: The five most underappreciated golf clubs
Golfweek equipment writer James Achenbach names the five most underappreciated clubs, including the 9-wood, gap wedge and 60-degree wedge.
Callaway introduces Chrome Soft golf ball
Golf balls are getting softer. As a whole, compression ratings are going down. Callaway introduced its Chrome Soft, a 65-compression ball with three-piece construction and a urethane cover, on Dec. 16.
Standalone, affordable launch monitors trending
Standalone, affordable launch monitors comprise one of the newest trends in golf. Some of these devices are available for less than $500, and a few of the basic models cost less than $300.
Tiger Woods will return to competition with bag of new Nike clubs
Tiger Woods returns to competitive golf at his own tournament, the Hero World Challenge, with an assortment of new Nike clubs in his bag.
Bobby Jones Golf to unveil new putters in January
Bobby Jones Golf is about to add limited-edition adjustable putters to its lineup of golf clubs. At least six new putters will be unveiled at the PGA Merchandise Show in January.
TaylorMade expands Speed Pocket in AeroBurner Rescue clubs
Like the AeroBurner fairway woods, the AeroBurner Rescue clubs have a matte white head and an expanded Speed Pocket.
TaylorMade AeroBurner fairway woods feature 'largest Speed Pocket ever'
The AeroBurner fairway woods have, in the words of senior director of product creation for metalwoods Brian Bazzel, "our largest Speed Pocket ever.
TaylorMade R15 fairway woods are most adjustable yet
TaylorMade’s R15 fairway woods are the most adjustable fairway woods ever introduced by the company.
TaylorMade returns to smaller clubhead shape with R15 Rescue clubs
Harkening back to the shape of the original Rescue club, the new R15 Rescue has a smaller “peanut” head shape (99cc), commonly preferred by tour staff professionals and amateurs who want to shape shots.
Mizuno debuts JPX-850 line of drivers, woods, hybrids
For 2015, Mizuno is focusing more intently than ever on the metalwood market with its new JPX-850 line, which went on sale in November.
TaylorMade R15 driver
TaylorMade will release its new driver, the R15, in January with enhanced sliding-weight technology features for golfers.
TaylorMade AeroBurner driver
Over the years, Burner became one of those iconic, easy-to-remember golf club names. Now it’s back.
Catching up with Dick Rugge, godfather of golf-club adjustability
More than any other person, Dick Rugge was responsible for creating and sustaining the concept of adjustability in golf clubs. But that’s the past, and Rugge would rather talk about the present.
Flagg rips winning Re/Max drive with UST-Callaway combo
Despite fierce crosswinds and chilly temperatures, 29-year-old former professional baseball player Jeff Flagg of Pelham, Ala., won the Re/Max World Long Drive Championship with a drive of 365 yards.
Barr to be named USGA director of communications
Adam Barr, a longtime golf journalist and current president of Miura Golf, will be announced Monday by the United States Golf Association as its new senior director of communications, Golfweek has learned.
Cobra Fly-Z family takes flight
The Fly-Z lines includes three drivers, three fairway wood models and two hybrids. There are two distinct sets of Fly-Z irons as well.
Krank Golf takes longer-is-better approach to clubmaking
Krank Golf designs drivers with long driving competitions in mind and will be a common sight at the Re/Max World Long Drive Championship Nov. 4.
Fitness summit: Breathe properly, maintain posture for lower scores
At the World Golf Fitness Summit, a presentation was made Tuesday on the best techniques for breathing and posture. The implication was that individuals play better golf and shoot lower scores with correct breathing and posture.