Bobby "The Sheriff" Wilson, 57, of Southlake, Texas, also is a prominent example of the many long drivers who are excellent golfers.
Give Luke Donald a forged iron and a grinding wheel, and he becomes a golf surgeon. His handiwork is evident in Mizuno's new MP-4 irons, which feature his signature sole.
Dick's Sporting Goods, which now owns Maxfli, is unveiling a golf ball under the iconic brand, and it's certainly distinctive: The Maxfli U/6 is a six-piece golf ball.
The phenomenon of long driving might not even exist without Mike Dunaway. His fingerprints are all over the sport and the growth that has occurred in the past 25 years.
Mizuno's directive to designers for the latest JPX irons: "Let's take this thing to another galaxy." The result? The JPX-EZ and JPX-EZ Forged models feature advanced technology – and orange cosmetics.
At the BMW Championship, Bubba Watson switched irons for the first time since 2004, embracing Ping’s newest model – the S55.
Brandt Snedeker is believed to be the first player to lead a PGA Tour event with a sub-50 gram graphite shaft in his driver.
Andrew Svoboda said hello to TaylorMade’s new SLDR driver, putting it into play for the first time at the Web.com Tour’s Chiquita Classic. He won and earned a first-place check for $180,000.
The venerable Apex name, linked to the glory days of the Ben Hogan Co., apparently is about to resurface as a Callaway reincarnation.
Cobra Puma Golf, which had announced its intent to compete more aggressively in the wedge market, released details of its new Tour Trusty line.
At the Deutsche Bank Championship, Sergio Garcia used for the first time the Ghost Tour Maranello 81, a heel-shafted mallet.
William C. Campbell, one of the most accomplished amateur golfers of all time, died Aug. 30 at his home in Lewisburg, W.Va. He was 90.
The acclaimed resource for golf fitness, Titleist Performance Institute now is offering performance apparel conducive for just about any workout regimen.
Tour Edge is unveiling a pair of new drivers – the Exotics XCG7 and XCG7 Beta – to help golfers find optimum spin for maximum distance.
Kenny Perry is a long hitter on the Champions Tour, but he continually places a premium on accuracy as well. So when his driver shaft was damaged in travel, it had the veteran pro exclaiming.
Taking a cue from Phil Mickelson's creative set makeups, Patrick Reed won the Wyndham Championship with an unusual bag configuration: He carried neither a fairway wood nor a hybrid.
At the Solheim Cup, Europe’s Caroline Hedwall accomplished what no other woman had done before at the biennial event: post a 5-0 record. Plus more in our Toy Box notes.
Jim Furyk's recent equipment changes – an Odyssey Versa No. 1 Wide putter and a Callaway FT Optiforce driver – served him well at the PGA Championship.
Mizuno staff player Stacy Lewis won the Ricoh Women's British Open at the Old Course, earning her second career major.
A Canadian changed putters for his homeland's open; a driver has won over two converts; some recent 59 shooters have some common equipment; and more in our Toy Box short shots.
At the RBC Canadian Open, Brandt Snedeker used the new TaylorMade SLDR driver for three rounds and finished off the victory with his old standby, a TaylorMade Burner SuperFast.
Nearly a decade ago, TaylorMade revolutionized its drivers with movable weight technology. Its newest model, the SLDR, advances the concept with a sliding weight that makes adjustability easier than ever.
Tom Stites, Nike's director of product innovation, has retired. But he'll remain with Nike as a consultant and work on the company's biggest projects.
Graphite shaft maker Matrix has made a name on the PGA Tour, especially for its hybrid shafts. Now, the company is expanding its hybrid line and helping golfers get custom-fit.
Carl Pettersson, who used a long putter for 16 years, played all four rounds of the Open Championship with a 38-inch counterbalanced Rife Aruba putter.
Tiger Woods, although he hit his driver only twice, carried a new Nike VR_S Covert Tour driver at the Open Championship. So did Rory McIlroy.
Phil Mickelson appears to be the first golfer in the modern era to win a major championship without a driver in his bag. He may claim another distinction as well: winning a major with five wedges.
"Every one of us needs to be conscious of drinking lots of water," Peter Jacobsen says of his dehydration battle at the U.S. Senior Open. "There are no special exemptions.”
Fujikura's Speeder shafts have accounted for more than 50 worldwide victories. The company hopes to add to that total with an updated 757 model. Three other versions are on their way, too.
Using mostly Titleist equipment, Jordan Spieth earned his first PGA Tour victory at the John Deere Classic, displaying an all-around game that’s quickly becoming his trademark.
Kenny Perry, winner of the U.S. Senior Open, has an unusual three-wedge setup, using 8-degree increments among his 48-degree pitching wedge, 56-degree sand wedge and 64-degree lob wedge.
Golf fans at the U.S. Senior Open experienced a flash flood of birdies. Kenny Perry, the winner, had nine birdies all by himself in a final-round 63. It was a celebration of superlative golf and it was fun to watch.
Kenny Perry has a unique strategy at the U.S. Senior Open: try to drive three of the par-4s at Omaha Country Club. That approach is paying off for Scary Perry through three rounds as he is tied for second.
Perhaps the golf gods have something in mind here at Omaha Country Club for the 2013 U.S. Senior Open: Despite his miscues, Fred Funk remains among a group of contenders in the city where his statue stands 12 feet tall.
Three holes into Thursday's opening round at the U.S. Senior Open, Peter Jacobsen began monitoring dehydration; at the turn, paramedics advised him to withdraw.
Longtime coach Stan Utley fired a 70 on Thursday at the U.S. Senior Open, putting him in a unique class that showcases teachers that can talk a good game, but also back it up on the course.
Why is Jim Achenbach so fond of the U.S. Senior Open? It's because of the opportunity the championship gives individuals from small clubs like Arrowhead Golf Club in Molalla, Ore.
The incorrect rumor of the week: Omaha is flat. The 2013 U.S. Senior Open is taking place at Omaha Country Club this week where the course is extremely hilly and the temperatures are supposed to be high into the 90s.
Rocco Mediate inflicts some self-hazing at his first U.S. Senior Open at Omaha (Neb.) Country Club. He's just 50-years-old, but already won on the Champions Tour.
The U.S. Senior Open has been resurrected - if not saved - by the common folks of America’s heartland, from Ohio to Nebraska. They love their country, and they love their golf, by God.
Several golf ball companies are showing increased interest in colored golf balls. Volvik is betting that greater exposure on the LPGA can ignite consumer demand.
Callaway Golf officials have high hopes for the new FT Optiforce drivers, but a more important strategy story is emerging at company headquarters.
The Precept MC Lady was a commercial hit, appealing to women and men alike. A new version of the ball is coming to market soon – this time under the Bridgestone banner.
Justin Rose became the first English golfer to win a U.S. Open since Tony Jacklin won at Hazeltine National in 1970.
The U.S. Open is concluded, but there are final awards to be presented – with players more honest and candid Sunday than they had been all week.
Englishman Luke Donald seems determined to fight back at the U.S. Open. It could, of course, be fascinating to see how he handles 17 and 18 in the final round.
Even the golfers who didn’t play well in the U.S. Open's third round seemed to be talkative. That brings the latest installment of major championship awards:
The worst putter on the PGA Tour, Nicolas Colsaerts somehow remains a contender here in the U.S. Open, 1 over through 36 holes at Merion Golf Club.
It’s time to take a look at some award-worthy performances during the first and second rounds of the 113th U.S. Open: Wicker to water, pain to preparation, and more.
USGA officials regard the U.S. Open as a stern examination of all the clubs in the bag – but Phil Mickelson didn't use the big stick en route to an early 67 at Merion.