Wilson Rozwell vs Wilson Cortex Drivers

Wilson Staff Cortex Driver

At the heart of the Wilson Staff Cortex Driver is Fast Cage Technology. Over 44% of the head has been replaced with lightweight carbon fiber, leaving a rigid titanium skeleton that provides structural stability and precise weight distribution for ultimate in adjustability. Fast Cage puts the weight where you want it, maximizing distance and optimizing spin for all swings.

Driver Features

Spin Control
Wilson’s longest-ever slide track provides a wide range of spin options. Moving the 8g weight toward the face adjusts the center of gravity for a low launching ball flight with maximum fairway rollout. Sliding the weight towards the rear of the driver creates higher ball flights and maximizes carry.

Direction Control
The Cortex Driver comes standard with the 8g weight near the toe and the 2g weight near the heel. This provides a neutral distribution of weight. To obtain a draw setting, the 8g weight can easily be moved to the heel and the 2g to be inserted near the toe.

Trajectory Control
The Fast-Fit® hosel system allows players to dial in their preferred ball trajectory by fine tuning the loft with
6 unique loft settings in half-degree increments.

Wilson Staff Rozwell Driver

The cutting-edge technology featured in Rozwell allows golfers to take their game to another world. The strength of the Wilson Staff Rozwell Driver is its adjustability. Thanks in large part to its Z-Track, Rozwell can be fine-tuned to optimize a player’s ball flight and spin tendencies. Z-Track is the longest, multidirectional weighted slide path Wilson has ever built.

Driver Features

Z-Track
This unique Z-shaped slider features an 8-gram weight that allows golfers to adjust their ball flight and spin on the fly. The weight can be configured to accommodate a fade, neutral, or draw bias; depending on the user’s tendencies.

Rumble Ridges
Uniquely-designed rumble ridges, placed at the toe and heel of the club, disrupt airflow and improve aerodynamics, allowing the head to glide smoothly through the air. This ultimately maximizes club head speed along the swing plane and through impact.

Trabecular Crown Design
In an ode to the biotechnology, the crown of Rozwell is modeled after the structure of human bone, in what’s known as Trabecular technology. This cutting-edge design improves the strength-to-weight ratio of the crown and lowers the center of gravity, allowing for a redistribution of mass for optimal performance and a player-friendly sound, all without comprising looks due to its traditional matte finish.

Trajectory Control
The Fast-Fit® hosel system allows players to dial in their preferred ball trajectory by fine tuning the loft with
6 unique loft settings in half-degree increments.

The NEW Twist face from Taylormade!

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The new TaylorMade M3 and M4 family of woods are led by a pair of drivers that seek to change the technology landscape of the category. But unlike others who have stretched the boundaries of new materials and construction techniques and mass properties, these new drivers are looking to mine something potentially deeper: data.

Both the M3 and M4 feature a unique multi-curved face design, what the company is calling “Twist Face.” Most drivers feature consistent curve from heel to toe (bulge) and from crown to sole (roll). The idea of bulge and roll is that the negative effects of spin and launch on off-center hits are counteracted by the proper face curvature. This is particularly true for bulge, which curves toe and heel shots that are launching with sidespin back toward the centerline for increased accuracy.

Or so went conventional thinking.

 

Check it out!

https://www.golfplusshop.com/pages/all-new-2018-taylormade-m3-and-m4-product-information

Golf Plus is Evansville’s Best Club Fitter!

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Golf Plus has won Evansville’s best club fitter by Golf Digest! We at Golf Plus are honored to serve the Evansville and surrounding areas for your sporting needs! Thank you to all of our customers and employees who make the store what it is.

 

Rickie Fowler-Pro V1

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World No. 7 Rickie Fowler relied on his Pro V1 golf ball on Sunday to top an elite limited field made up of some of the world’s best players, as he captured the Hero World Challenge (an unofficial event on the PGA Tour) with a course-record-setting final round of 11-under-par 61. Fowler finished four shots clear of runner-up, Titleist Brand Ambassador Charley Hoffman (Pro V1). Titleist Brand Ambassador Jordan Spieth (Pro V1x) and Titleist golf ball loyalist Tommy Fleetwood (Pro V1x) tied for 3rd, two more shots back, as Titleist players accounted for each of the top four spots on the leaderboard.

Fowler started the final round seven shots off the lead, but he opened with seven straight birdies and added an eighth at No. 9 for an incredible 8-under-par 28 on the front side at Albany Golf Club in the Bahamas.

Last season Fowler won the Honda Classic, finished 7th in the FedExCup race and ranked inside the top 40 on Tour for every category in the Strokes Gained statistics.

“The big thing was to not lose what we had going this past year,” said Fowler, “because it was a very solid year across the board. And what we’re going to work on going forward is just picking up a few of the little things that could have made just that difference to put us in the winner’s circle more on Sunday.”

Tiger Woods “Pain Free” Practice Round

 Good news, Tiger Woods fans. TW played a pain-free practice round at the Hero World Challenge site on Sunday, suggesting further that optimism about this return isn’t totally unfounded.

Woods told ESPN’s Bob Harig: “The fact that I don’t have any pain in my lower back compared to what I was living with for years, it’s just remarkable.”

 

The 14-time major champion reportedly played a brisk 18-hole practice round using a cart that took just over two hours.

Regarding his Hero return, Woods said.

It could be the next step, I just didn’t know [when the pain would occur]. That’s tough to live with. And it’s been a struggle for years. To finally come out on the good side of it is exciting. I am stiffer. Of course, [his lower back is] fused. But I don’t have the pain. Life is so much better.”

He added he’s shocked just how good his back feels.

“I am a little surprised…The fact that I don’t have any pain in my lower back compared to what I was living with for years, it’s just remarkable.”

Woods added he enjoyed measuring his game against world No. 1 Dustin Johnson during his Friday round at Trump National. He did not add, however, that he was disappointed with the comparison; which is certainly a good sign.

Ultimately, though, John Wood, Matt Kuchar’s caddie, talking as part of Golf.com’s Tour Confidential panel, offered the take we surely all second about Woods’ return.

“The three things I would love to see is a pain-free golf swing, a lot of drivers off the tee and, like Michael said, joy. I hope he looks like a junior golfer out there sometimes, with a smile and having fun. I think that’ll be a good starting point.”

Indeed. Woods will make his return to competition at the Hero World Challenge, Thursday. Tee times for the 18-player tournament are yet to be announced.

The new Mizuno ST-180 driver

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Mizuno has recently released a new ST-180 driver that we spotted on Tour at the 2017 RSM Classic. The company’s “wave sole” technology makes an appearance for the first time in a Mizuno driver; the design is used to push weight low and forward to reduce spin rates, and the construction contracts and expands during impact to increase energy into the golf ball. The result is a lower-spinning driver, especially for those who hit down on the golf ball, and increased ball speeds across the face.

 

 

The ST-180 drivers have a new Forged SP700 Titanium face insert that allows the faces to be made thinner — saving weight from the face while increasing ball speeds — and they feature what the company calls a “Internal Waffle Crown” that saves weight to help shift CG (center of gravity) low and forward in the head.

 

 

 

 

 

There’s a slew of custom shafts available for no upcharge. The stock grip is Golf Pride’s M31 360, and the drivers are selling for $399.99, available in stores now.

 

 

 

News Credit: http://www.golfwrx.com/479810/see-what-golfwrx-members-are-saying-about-mizunos-new-st-180-driver/

2018 Youth USA Bat Standard

Were you made aware that the USA Youth Bat Standards have changed for the 2018 baseball season? Be sure to check with your local league to find out whether or not your rules have changed.

 

Read more about the changes

USA YOUTH BAT STANDARD 2018

USA YOUTH BAT STANDARD 2018 FAQ’s

What’s in Jordan Spieth’s Winning Bag?

EUROPEAN TOUR/The Open:  Titleist Brand Ambassador Jordan Spieth  captured the 146th Open Championship in dramatic fashion, rallying with a collection of clutch shots down the stretch for his third career major. Spieth, who was the only player to fire four consecutive rounds in the 60’s (65-69-65-69), played his final five holes in 5-under par to close with 1-under 69. Spieth finished with a 12-under 268 victory total, three shots clear of his playing partner and nearest competitor. The Open title gave Spieth the third leg of the career Grand Slam and a chance to be the youngest to win them all next month at the PGA Championship. The 23-year-old is only the second golfer to win three of four major championships before his 24th birthday. The rally actually began with a bogey save on the 13th hole where Spieth used a new Titleist 718 T-MB prototype 3-iron –  a club he just put in the bag for the first time this week – to hit a blind shot from the driving range to just in front of the green after taking an unplayable lie. Down by one shot for the first time all week, Spieth nearly aced the par-3 14th before settling for birdie, converted a 48-foot eagle putt at the par-5 15th to take a two-shot lead, and followed with a successful long birdie putt at the 16th and another birdie at the 17th.

Titleist New Pro V1x golf ball                                                                                         Titleist 915D2 (9.5) Driver

Available at Golf Plus $47.99/dz                                                                                     


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Titleist 915F (15) fairway metal                                                            Titleist 718 T-MB 3-iron / 716 T-MB 4-iron


 

 

 

 

 

 

Titleist 716 AP2 (5-9) irons

Available at Golf Plus $1049.99 (7 club)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vokey Design SM6 pitching (46), gap (52) sand (56) and lob (60) wedges

Available at Golf Plus $149.99

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Scotty Cameron 009 putter

A Look Inside AAM Scottish Open Winner Rafa Cabrera-Bello’s Bag

EUROPEAN TOUR/AAM Scottish Open:  Titleist Brand Ambassador Rafa Cabrera-Bello (equipment listing below), who started the final round four shots behind the overnight leaders, sealed the AAM Scottish Open crown with a birdie on the first hole of a sudden death playoff … Cabrera-Bello, relying upon new 718 MB prototype irons for the first time in competition, fired a final round course record 8-under par 64 to advance to extra holes at 13-under 275 … The win marked his third career European Tour title … In the playoff, Cabrera-Bello hit a superb approach shot into the par-five from 275 yards, and was able to two-putt to victory … Quoting Cabrera-Bello:

“I really felt I played some of the best golf of my life today. I had an unbelievable Sunday, and I really went for it on the playoff.”

 

Golf Ball: Titleist Pro V1x

 

Available at Golf Plus

$47.99/ dozen

2016 – 39.99/ dozen

 

 

Driver: Titleist 913 D3 (8.5°)                                                                                Fairway: Titleist 915 F (15°, 18°)

                                                                                                                               Available at Golf Plus  $209.99

 

Irons: Titleist prototype 718 MB (3-PW)

 

 

 

 

Wedges: Vokey Design SM6 sand (54.08 M grind) and lob (60.04 L grind)

 

 

 

 

Putter: Scotty Cameron Concept 2 Newport

 

 

 

 

 

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PING G400 Clubs Released

PING Introduces G400 Series

PING’s fastest and most forgiving driver to date and an iron that delivers tour-level distance and ball flight highlight the new G400 Series. The full line of custom-fit, custom-built drivers, irons, fairway woods, hybrids and crossovers is engineered to help golfers lower their scores and increase their enjoyment of the game. The new equipment is available for pre-order and custom fitting at authorized PING golf shops around the world beginning today.

“The G400 driver is a prime example of how our engineering team looks at every single detail of a club to ensure we are optimizing each design variable so golfers can improve performance,” said John A. Solheim, PING Chairman & CEO. “In this case, we’ve gone slightly smaller in volume (445cc) to improve aerodynamics for faster clubhead speeds while actually raising the MOI higher than any previous PING driver. We also employed a thinner, forged face to deliver increased ball speeds. This commitment to performance enabled impressive distance gains and tighter dispersion, the ultimate driving combination. We’ve also engineered an incredibly pleasing sound in the driver through computer simulation that will turn heads on the tee box when golfers get it in their hands. It even has a shaft that changes color at address to improve the player’s focus.”

“The G400 iron delivers phenomenal performance,” said John K. Solheim. “We like to call it our ‘game enjoyment’ iron because it’s so much fun to play. It provides tour-level performance while being very easy to hit and extremely forgiving with an amazing feel. Some golfers are seeing distance improvements as much as 15 yards, yet it is launching much higher and landing softer to give them more control. One of our tour players said it best during testing: ‘This G400 7-iron has turned into my 6-iron but in an 8-iron window.’ He got it exactly right. Golfers can expect one less club to the green with the height of two less clubs. That’s a powerful combination.”

“Our main goal in the G400 fairway woods and hybrids was to introduce significant distance gains while maintaining other performance benefits such as forgiveness and the ability to launch the ball easily,” said John A. Solheim. “With maraging steel, we have a material that allows us to go extremely thin with the face to give us the faster ball-speed gains we’re seeking for more distance and higher launch. The results have been amazing as we’re seeing face flexing equal to the thickness of the face.”

PING, G400, COR-Eye, Vortec, Turbulator Technology, Dragonfly, Alta, AWT are registered and unregistered trademarks of Karsten Manufacturing Corporation in the U.S. and other countries. All other trademarks mentioned are the property of their respective owners.

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