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Tour Edge Exotics E8 and E8 Beta fairway woods
Tour Edge's E8 fairway wood is designed as an easy-to-hit club with a higher trajectory, while the E8 Beta model has a slightly smaller clubhead with a deeper face.
TaylorMade RSi 1, RSi 2 irons
TaylorMade took all that it has learned about flexible faces with its Speed Pockets in the sole of previous irons and created Face Slots in the company’s newest irons, the RSi family.
Wilson Golf D200 drivers, irons, hybrids, fairway woods
Wilson will introduce the D200 family in 2015, promising even more distance than its recent D100 line and will include irons, drivers, fairway woods and hybrids.
Sang-Moon Bae goes completely Callaway in Frys.com Open victory
There is a trend on the PGA Tour of players exhibiting absolute loyalty to their golf equipment manufacturers, with 14 clubs from one company. Sang-Moon Bae is the latest example.
Tour Velvet extends Golf Pride's historical run
The Tour Velvet is Golf Pride's most popular grip model. Family members include Tour Velvet BCT Cord, Tour Velvet 360 and Tour Velvet Super Tack, in addition to the original Tour Velvet.
Achenbach: No need to ride bench in Ryder Cup
There is no good reason – other than failed history – to continue a Ryder Cup format in which only eight of 12 players on each team are on the course at a time during the first two days of the competition, writes Jim Achenbach.
Callaway Big Bertha Alpha 815 and 815 Double Black Diamond drivers
Callaway unveiled its new Big Bertha Alpha 815 and Big Bertha Alpha 815 Double Black Diamond drivers Oct. 1.
Mike Dunaway, long-drive specialist, dies at 59
Mike Dunaway, one of golf's most popular and influential long-drive specialists, died Sept. 29 in Rogers, Ark., of complications related to diabetes. He was 59.
TaylorMade wins 2014 Industry Cup title at PGA West in La Quinta, Calif.
Playing at PGA West, four-person teams from several major golf companies battled for the Industry Cup title. The TaylorMade team of Ryan Carr, Eric Recher, Patrick Baxter and Brian Bazzel came out on top.
TaylorMade leads Industry Cup with 2 teams
TaylorMade boasts two teams at the top of the leaderboard at the 2014 Golfweek Industry Cup in La Quinta, Calif.
Golfweek Industry Cup: Pat Dempsey wins windy long drive contest
Pat Dempsey wins a windy long drive contest at the 2014 Golfweek Industry Cup at PGA West in La Quinta, Calif.
TaylorMade seeks repeat at 2014 Golfweek Industry Cup
The 2014 Golfweek Industry Cup is set to take place Saturday through Sunday at PGA West in La Quinta, Calif., pitting representatives from some of the top golf companies against each other.
Perry Ellis tabs Terry Koehler to resurrect Hogan clubs
Terry Koehler, former director of marketing for the Ben Hogan Co., is the man chosen by Perry Ellis International, owner of the Hogan brand, to bring back Ben Hogan irons in 2015.
Jason Jenne replacing Scott Hennessy at True Temper Sports' helm
Scott Hennessy, president and chief executive of golf shaft manufacturer True Temper Sports, will relinquish those two positions at the end of the year and hand the leadership baton to Jason Jenne
Callaway Big Bertha irons, hybrids
The Callaway Big Bertha line isn't just one of drivers, but also irons and hybrids.
Notes: Look back at 2014 U.S. Senior Amateur
The USGA's six-day championships offer a close-up examination of many of the top amateurs in the world – yielding some highlights from the U.S. Senior Amateur at Big Canyon Country Club.
In the bag: U.S. Senior Amateur semifinalists
The golf clubs of the four semifinalists at the U.S. Senior Amateur, played this week at the Big Canyon Country Club in Newport Beach, Calif.
Pat Tallent putts way to Senior Amateur title
Pat Tallent won the U.S. Senior Amateur thanks to a strong putting performance, beating Bryan Norton 2 and 1.
Eccentricities power Bryan Norton, Patrick Tallent to 2014 U.S. Senior Amateur final
The match-play final of the 2014 U.S. Senior Amateur pairs two golfers in Bryan Norton and Pat Tallent who definitely do things their own way.
Rick Cloninger is anything but old at U.S. Senior Am
Rick Cloninger takes gritty game to the U.S. Senior Amateur Championship, redefining what it means to play the "old" golfers' tournament.
U.S. Senior Amateur benefits from Big Canyon CC's par-5 finishing hole
There is nothing more exciting than a par-5 hole that demands clear thinking and the execution of a strategy. Big Canyon Country Club, host of the 2014 U.S. Senior Amateur, has such an 18th hole.
U.S. Senior Amateur's Sweet 16 produces strong lineup for quarterfinals
After advancing through 36 holes of qualifying and two rounds of match play, everyone in the 2014 U.S. Senior Amateur's Sweet 16 had a story worth telling.
5 Things: Playoff kicks off exciting day at U.S. Senior Amateur; Tim Jackson, Doug Hanzel advance
The Round of 64 at the U.S. Senior Amateur always makes for an exciting day. But when that day begins with a playoff to decide the final match-play spots? Well, that's just icing on the cake.
Shooting his age, Vinny Giles advances at U.S. Senior Amateur
At 71, former U.S. Amateur champ Vinny Giles feels a resurgence. It showed as he shot his age while advancing to match play at the 2014 U.S. Senior Amateur.
Winner's bag: Chris Kirk at Deutsche Bank Championship in PGA Tour's FedEx Cup playoffs
Here's a complete list of the clubs in Chris Kirk's bag during his win at the 2014 Deutsche Bank Championship on PGA Tour during the FedEx Cup playoffs.
Mizuno MP-T5 wedges
In the wedge world, Mizuno champions wider, shallower grooves in the high-lofted wedges and narrower, deeper grooves in the low-lofted wedges. This emphasis continues in the new MP-T5 wedges.
Mizuno MP-H5 irons
Mizuno’s new MP-H5 irons advance the company’s attempts to provide forgiveness in irons.
Mizuno MP-15 irons
The new MP-15 from Mizuno is the latest advancement in Mizuno's design concept of combining titanium and steel in an iron clubhead.
Mizuno introduces MP-15, MP-H5 irons, MP-T5 wedges
Two new MP irons for 2015, the MP-15 and MP-H5, plus a collection of new MP-T5 wedges go on sale Sept. 19.
Mizuno introduces JPX-850 hybrids as part of new line of golf clubs
Mizuno's Shock Wave Sole, intended to allow the clubhead to contract then expand upon impact, helps define the company's new JPX-850 hybrids.
Mizuno releases JPX-850 fairway wood
Mizuno has introduced new technology to its JPX-850 fairway woods that the company calls Shock Wave sole and promises greater distance.
Mizuno announces JPX-850 irons (cast)
The cast version of the Mizuno JPX-850 irons has a slightly firmer feel and is all about that elusive combination of distance and forgiveness on offcenter hits.
Mizuno adds JPX-850 Forged irons
It took Mizuno six years to develop the concept found in the new JPX-850 Forged irons, which feature boron added to forged carbon steel as a thinner face was incorporated.
Mizuno announces JPX-850 drivers, fairway woods, hybrids and irons on way
Mizuno's JPX-850 line offers comprehensive options, from a driver with sliding weight tracks to cast or forged irons as well as fairway woods and hybrids.
Winner's bag: Hunter Mahan at Barclays on PGA Tour to open FedEx Cup playoffs
Heading into The Barclays, Hunter Mahan made a change in his bag. Here's the complete list of clubs he used to win the PGA Tour's first event of the 2014 FedEx Cup playoffs.
Fumie (Alice) Jo tops Eun Jeong Seong in U.S. Women's Amateur Public Links final
Chinese golfer Fumie (Alice) Jo defeated Eun Jeong Seong of South Korea 3 and 2 in the 36-hole final at the U.S. Women's Amateur Public Links Championship.
Slow play almost derails 14-year-old at Women's Public Links
After avoiding penalties while on the clock for slow play in her match with Doris Chen, Eun Jeong Seong scored a 1-up victory in the quarterfinals of the 2014 U.S. Women's Amateur Public Links.
Doris Chen gets her revenge in WAPL victory over Lauren Diaz-Yi
Doris Chen lost the 2013 WAPL final by a 10-and-9 margin to Lauren Diaz-Yi, but she got her revenge on Thursday with a 6-and-4 romp.
Lucy Li, 11, gets letter from D.C. as USGA will display her gear
Lucy Li, the 11-year-old who played in this year's U.S. Women's Open and U.S. Women's Amateur Public Links Championship, revealed that she had received a personal letter from Speaker of the House John Boehner.
Lucy Li shines again before exiting U.S. Women's Amateur Public Links
Despite her sudden-death loss in the first round of match play at the U.S. Women's Amateur Public Links Championship, 11-year-old Lucy Li remains a genuine golf prodigy.
Hannah Wood among those unhappy to see Women's Amateur Public Links go away
Junior golf standout and Oklahoma commit Hannah Wood is a bit disappointed to see the WAPL go away, calling it "heart-breaking."
Now open: Scotty Cameron Gallery in California
Putter designer Scotty Cameron launches retail venture, which is more than just golf.
Small-town Oregon club makes big-time splash at U.S. Senior Open
A trio of Oregonians – Rob Gibbons, Bruce Stewart and Pat O'Donnell – will tee it up at the U.S. Senior Open as members of the same, small club, the Arrowhead Golf Club.
Ping G30 driver headlines new series of clubs
Ping, mostly a quiet and conservative family-owned club manufacturer, is unusually enthusiastic about the official July 3 introduction of the G30 family of clubs. The family includes irons, hybrids, fairway woods and drivers.
Ping G30 irons
In addition to drivers, fairway woods and hybrids, new Ping irons carry the G30 name.
Ping G30 driver set for Bubba Watson at Greenbrier on PGA Tour
When the Greenbrier Classic starts Thursday on PGA Tour, Bubba Watson will use the new Ping G30 driver that will be introduced there and at the Open de France.
True Temper Dynamic Gold Onyx Tour Issue golf wedge shaft
True Temper's new black steel wedge shaft, the DG (Dynamic Gold) Onyx Tour Issue, could be a forerunner of more black shafts to come.
Achenbach: Pinehurst fairways were too easy for a U.S. Open
Pinehurst No. 2 had mammoth fairways. The rough was replaced by sand and wiregrass and other native plants. Competitors encountered few obstacles off the tee.
Achenbach: Michelle Wie had something special from the beginning
James Achenbach recalls encountering Michelle Wie as a 12-year-old tree-tall golfer at the WAPL – and she stood out for more than just her 5-foot-11 frame even then.
Winner's bag: Michelle Wie, U.S. Women's Open
A look at Michelle Wie's complete bag of equipment at the U.S. Women's Open, where she won her first major on Sunday.