I just wanted to take the time to write a quick note. Mostly to apologize for the lack of posts over the last couple of weeks. Recently, I sold my house and have been in the middle of a move since August 31st. The closing day is a day away and the crunch has been on to get out of the house completely. So I’m sorry for the lack of fresh material.
More importantly. For those effected by Harvey and Irma. I sincerely hope that your recovery is fast. I just wanted to let you know that my thoughts are with all of you.
However, all is not lost when it comes to articles and golf. I have been very fortunate recently to receive some products to test for review. Among these items are a slick pair of sunglasses from eyewear brand Electric. I was supposed to attend the PGA Fashion Show and Demo Experience in Las Vegas this past August however I was unable to attend. While there, I was really hoping to catch up with Electric after receiving an invite to visit their booth. At any rate after a few email exchanges with Bron Heusennstamm President of public relations and communications firm Beaar Company a review was arranged. Thank-you so much for the opportunity. Stay tuned for upcoming coverage on the Knoxville S. Thanks again Bron.
My experience with Bridgestone Golf golf balls has been very minute up to this point. Until I found a forgotten about dozen of Tour B330 that I acquired at the PGA Show a couple of shows ago. Yes I am real late to that particular party and the Tour B330 has been a very good golf ball through testing. However, after putting on a couple of posts about the B330 over social media I was approached by someone who oversees their Twitter page (@BridgestoneGolf). I was informed about a new range of tour balls that Bridgestone Golf is releasing… the Tour B. The Tour B golf ball comes in four different models the Tour B X, Tour B XS, Tour B RX and lastly the Tour B RXS. I wasted no time testing these golf balls out as I played a round at nearby Stanley Thompson creation Whirlpool Golf Course. Folks, if the first time out testing these golf balls was any indication the Tour B line-up is stellar. the biggest surprise for me that night was the “brute” distance that the Tour B X offered. In fact it was “staggering”.
As some of my readers know I covered the launch of new golf shaft brand TPT Golf back in January during the PGA Show. Over the short time spent swinging Callaway Golf Big Bertha Fusion driver heads paired with shafts from TPT I was quickly impressed by the results. I have been afforded the opportunity to receive a shaft from TPT for long-term testing. I have yet to decide which head it will e going into but it will either be a Callaway Golf Big Bertha Alpha 815 or quite possibly a TaylorMade Golf M2 (2016). Either way, I’m excited to see how this shaft performs over a longer term. I am looking forward to seeing the dispersion and spin rates in particular and how the energy feels as it transfers to the head.
Ongoing testing includes golf balls from Vice Golf and I have really developed a fondness for the matte finished Vice Pro Soft. The all around performance of the German-designed golf ball has been nothing short of excellent. Speaking of growing fond. Sometimes a product comes along that is so polarizing that it will split the masses right in half between love and hate. I had the opportunity to review FlingGolf which sees golf cross paths with lacrosse. I knew that some of my audience would hate the product and to be totally frank I wasn’t sure that I would like it either. After all, I am not a proponent of “foot golf”. I can assure you that this is no foot golf type of game. Superintendents don’t need to make enlarged holes and there is no other harm committed to the golf course in any way to support FlingGolf being played. One club… one ball and you’re good to go. I carried my putter because I have been working on my putting. All of this said keep an eye open for upcoming pieces on these products and so much more.
Until The Next Tee!