Matt Kuchar’s winning bag at the Memorial was full of surprises. Following his victory earlier in the year at the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship, Kuchar has changed three clubs: 3-wood, hybrid and putter.
No, the winner of the U.S. Open sectional qualifier at the Tumble Creek Club was not a college player. The winner was 34-year-old Wil Collins of Albuquerque, N.M., who was shadowed during every step of the 36-hole competition by his 72-year-old teacher, Dave Walters.
How tough is Tumble Creek? It is a par-71 layout that plays to about 7,200 yards from the back tees. The greens are diabolical. Picture Augusta National in the mountains.
Nike's new VR Forged wedges expand the VR family of clubs and offer three distinct sole grinds designed to accommodate various course conditions and shot-making demands.
Graphite iron shafts received a boost at the Crowne Plaza Invitational as Boo Weekley won with Aldila RIP Tour prototype graphite shafts in his Cleveland irons.
Boccieri's new EL Series putters, each with a 175-gram counterweight along with a 17-inch grip, are designed to mimic the steadiness and repeatability of belly putters – without anchoring.
Sang-Moon Bae won the HP Byron Nelson Championship with Callaway’s new Hex Chrome+ golf ball, TaylorMade customizes a one-off RocketBladez 1-iron for Jason Day; more.
As it turned out, there were no changes to the rules proposal to ban an anchored stroke, first presented on Nov. 28, 2012. Tuesday’s tranquil gathering wasn't lengthy, ending after a few predictable questions from journalists.
Rule 14-1B bans the anchored-swing method but does not ban long or belly putters. Enforcement and interpreting the rule often will boil down to intent.
Paddle-front putter grips such as the Golf Pride Tour Tradition have been used for decades by many of the world’s best players.
The Odyssey Vegas putter grip has playing cards pictured on it and weighs in at 61 grams.
One of the heaviest grips in golf, the 169-gram Palmbird, as the name suggests, is ideal for golfers who want to place their palms in facing positions on both sides.
The SuperStroke Slim 3.0 is used by Jason Dufner and other touring pros.
The Prescription Golf Midsized Tapered is a grooved putter grip designed by Dr. Lanny Johnson, a pioneer in arthroscopic surgery.
The Winn JumboLite putter grip weighs 60 grams, which is a popular weight among touring pros.
The 59-gram Ping Man Black Out grip was made famous by Tiger Woods, who as an amateur used a black marker to cover the white paint fill on the grip.
The Crossline is Lamkin’s best-known design, and the Crossline Paddle putter grip has the same distinctive look and feel as the grips for full-swing clubs.
Building off its Trusty Rusty wedge heritage, Cobra Golf aims to become a bigger player in the category with an extensive line of Tour Trusty clubs.
Tiger Woods didn’t need his driver much at The Players, but to better tackle a tight TPC Sawgrass course, he switched to a heavier driver shaft for greater accuracy.
Derek Ernst, the rookie winner of the Wells Fargo Championship, had 14 Ping clubs in his bag. He followed fellow Ping staff player Billy Horschel, who won a week earlier in New Orleans.
Meyer Performance Composites is preparing to re-launch the Loomis graphite iron shaft, which enjoyed its hey-day in the mid-1990s when it boasted Greg Norman and Davis Love III among its users.
A limited-edition Cobra AMP Cell Pro driver will be made to commemorate the U.S. Open. Cobra plans to sell 600 beginning June 1.
Adam Scott won the Masters using a 60-degree Titleist wedge with 10 degrees of bounce. Titleist will now offer that model through custom offerings at Vokey WedgeWorks.
The Adams Super S and Tour Edge Exotics XCG6 irons may never be used by touring pros, but they're designed to deliver high performance for amateurs. And they're affordable.
The Tour Edge Exotics XCG6 irons might never be used by touring pros, but they're designed to deliver high performance for amateurs. And they're affordable.
After earning three consecutive top-10 finishes leading to the Zurich Classic of New Orleans, Billy Horschel finally broke through and won his first PGA Tour event.
Since acquiring Rife in 2012, new owner and president Ben Zylstra has been busy developing products and a brand identity: He wants the company to be known as a manufacturer of putters that look like pieces of art.
Adam Scott delivered two pressure-packed putts on Sunday – one that earned him a spot in a playoff, the other a Masters title – courtesy of a new Scotty Cameron putter.
The Masters is over. I don’t know if I can stand it, returning to real life. And I’m not the only one. But here are the Sunday awards from Augusta National.
Bubba Watson on viewers calling in rules infractions: “I’m going to start calling in (as a protest against callers). You can put bad press on somebody. All it takes is one person to say something and bad press gets on you, even though you did nothing wrong.”
After 36-holes at Augusta National, and Jim Achenbach is back to hand out more awards.
Jack Nicklaus' club of choice as an honorary starter at the Masters? A 45-inch, 9-degree Nicklaus ML4 driver with a stiff shaft. The club had a customized Secret Grip from Boccieri Golf.
Luke Donald is carrying an MP-H4 3-iron at Augusta. The 2-iron through 7-iron of this new Mizuno forged set are hollow, with the two-piece head joined together by plasma welding.
Ping staff players, including Lee Westwood and Hunter Mahan, used adjustable Scottsdale TR putters, featuring grooves designed to enhance distance control on off-center hits.
Take a look at some awards after the first day of play at the 2013 Masters at Augusta National brought to you by Jim Achenbach.
Phil Mickelson’s 1-under-par 71 in the opening round of the Masters was a tale of two nines. He was, by his own assessment, Captain Hack on the front nine and the Comeback Kid on the back nine.
Former Masters and British Open champion Sandy Lyle turned heads Thursday using a Black Swan putter, which features one of the largest putter heads in golf.
Tiger Woods carried a new Nike VRS Covert 3-wood in Thursday’s opening round of the Masters, replacing the Nike VR Pro Limited Edition 3-wood he had used for more than a year.
Arnold Palmer, Gary Player and Jack Nicklaus just "dinked" drives on the 1st tee to kick-off the Masters. But their ceremonial role allowed them to salute the game – and gave fans a chance to honor the Big Three.
Keegan Bradley considered switching to a slightly shorter version of his preferred Odyssey Sabertooth belly putter, but ultimately let "feel" make his decision.
Adam Scott will compete at the Masters with a new driver and putter: a Titleist 913D3 driver and a Scotty Cameron Futura X Prototype putter.
Padraig Harrington, playing a game of musical chairs with his driver, will go into the Masters with a TaylorMade R1 driver and an abundance of confidence.
Phil Mickelson’s supercharged Masters 2-wood is really a driver disguised as a fairway wood, Mickelson divulged Tuesday during a press conference.
People talk about Rory McIlroy’s big swing. They talk about his length off the tee. They talk about the height of his shots. They talk about his fearlessness. But nobody talks about his intelligence. And they should.
Callaway officials confirmed the Phrankenwood (a 2-wood) was the "mystery" club referenced by Phil Mickelson in Houston; they do not know whether he will carry it during the Masters.
Jeff Opheim, Callaway's tour rep for the Champions Tour, shares club-fitting advice gleaned from the King.
A week before Augusta, Jim Furyk is using two drivers while playing in the Valero Texas Open. While new to Furyk, the concept of a two-driver bag has been shown off by Phil Mickelson in recent years.
The Golf Pride New Decade MultiCompound grip is the company’s most popular model containing cord, and is available in a limited-edition whiteout green – reflecting golf’s love affair with the Masters.
The Fujikura Fuel shaft has a mid-to-low trajectory, and Fujikura says it should produce longer drives for most golfers.
Iomic and No. 1 golf grips, made by two different Japanese companies, are making a bigger push in the U.S. with "sticky" and colorful products.