What's New: Tour News

NEW Mizuno JPX 921 Iron Line-Up!

August 17th, 2020

  Mizuno is releasing its next line of JPX irons in September.  Very cool new products with advances in technology to create more forgiveness AND distance.  And even better, new offerings for left handers – Hot Metal and SEL Forged! Sign up for an Iron Fitting Here! JPX 921 Hot Metal and Hot Metal Pro Gear: Mizuno JPX 921 Hot Metal, Hot Metal Pro irons Price: $1,000 (4-GW)/$125 per club Specs: Cast 4140 Chromoly with a cup-face design and pocket cavity. Available: Sept. 17 Instead of being forged from soft carbon steel, the Hot Metal irons are cast from 4140 Chromoly, a much harder material. Its strength allowed Mizuno designers to make the faces of the Hot Metal irons very thin. JPX 921 Forged Gear: Mizuno JPX 921 Forged irons Price: $1,399 (4-GW)/$175 per club Specs: Grain flow forged 4120 Chromoly Available: Sept. 17 While the long and mid-irons are each 1 degree stronger lofted in this edition of the JPX Forged, they are still comparable to the lofts found in most better-player irons, with a 5-iron at 24 degrees and a 9-iron at 40 degrees. JPX 921 Tour  Gear: Mizuno JPX 921 Tour irons Price: $1,299 (4-GW)/$175 per club Specs: Grain flow forged 1025E mild carbon steel... Read More

LA GOLF Tour Axs White, Red and Blue…

August 10th, 2020

The Tour AXS Series is a re-engineered evolution of performance proven designs that have been widely popular among tour players and weekend warriors alike. 100% made in the U.S.A. with the highest quality materials used for increased performance and impeccable feel. Each version has unique flight and spin characteristics as well as a distinct feel in a simplified fitting system. Launch and spin characteristics:  White: Mid/High   Red: Mid/Mid    Blue: Low/Low The LAGolf Partners Tour AXS family of golf shafts includes matching iron and hyrbid shafts that have similar profiles to the driver shafts. They are all .370 tip parallel shafts. Launch and spin characteristics: White: Mid/High   Red: Mid/Mid    Blue: Low/Low LA Golf Shafts Founded by LA Golf Partners (LAGP), LA Golf Shafts designs, develops, and manufactures performance-driven and technologically advanced shafts in partnership with some of the top players in the game. LA Golf Shafts leverages the development process for the world’s best players to create high quality products that support our aftermarket partners’ custom club making process to grow the game at all levels. LA Golf Partners was created to partner with the world’s best golfers to grow the world’s greatest game. Growing the game requires investing in innovative technology,... Read More

Golf Digest 2020 Hot List Equipment – What’s Hot?

February 3rd, 2020

All of the Golf Digest 2020 Hot List clubs are in the catalog and ready to get fit!  Only 131 clubs out of 248 tested made the cut.  Some surprises that made it and some we were surprised did not make it.  Here are the ones YOU need to look at: Book Your Fitting Here! Drivers The usual suspects are there from the big boys but you need to take a look at the Cleveland Launcher HB Turbo and Mizuno ST200.  Great performance and price points. Optimize your driver loft for more distance. Fairway Woods Again, the major companies hit Gold but you should really take a look at the Cobra Speedzone offerings and the Tour Edge Exotics 220. Hybrids No real surprises here but if you struggle with hybrids off the deck, the Cobra Speedzone with the rail system and the Titleist TS2 deserve a look. Picking the right hybrid shaft. Players Irons Some great irons here for good ball strikers.  Our favorites are the new Mizuno MP-20 MMC and TaylorMade P760. Players Distance Irons There are a LOT of irons in this category that got gold.  Too many to really separate them all so look, sound and feel... Read More

2020 PGA Merchandise Show – What’s Hot!

January 27th, 2020

The annual PGA Merchandise Show in Orlando was interesting, informative, and COLD!  Record low temps on Tuesday and Wednesday made Demo Day tough but we made it through!  Even though they said there were 43,000 attending the show, I think this was a bit smaller than years past, primarily because TaylorMade was not exhibiting. So here is our takeaway on what was new: Black Finish is Still Strong Irons (Ping i710) and shafts (Aerotech SteelFiber i95, LZ Steel Black) in black continue to be popular.  The new powder coat finishes on the shafts make them a lot more durable than in the past! Eco-Friendly Shafts from ACCRA With all of the difficulty in cleaning up manufacturing processes, ACCRA and True-Sport have made a series of shafts that do not us Nickel or Chromium.  The new Eco Steel shafts will be shipping to us for testing this week.  Profile should be similar to Rifle in the lighter weights and Project X in the heavier weights. Emphasis on Putting And why not?  Putting accounts for as many as 40% of your strokes!  TrackMan is releasing its new Putting Analysis software in March.  Stay tuned as we will be an early evaluation partner. ... Read More

Congratulations Tiger on his 82nd Tour Victory!

October 28th, 2019

Tiger Woods ties Sam Snead’s record with win No. 82 at Zozo Championship in Japan!  How many times has the World of Golf doubted a comeback by Tiger Woods?  And how many times has he proven us wrong? Looking confident, relaxed and sound, Woods led with 28 birdies and to top Hideki Matsuyama by three shots for his 82nd PGA Tour title, tying him with Sam Snead for most in history. Snead was 52 when he last won in 1965. Woods hasn’t had enough yet. His agent, Mark Steinberg, told him on the 18th green, “You never cease to amaze me.” Gary Woodland said, who played the final 36 holes with Woods, “He looked like the best player in the world.” In an effort to get No. 83, Woods’ next start on the Tour likely will be in the 2020 Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines, where he’s won eight times, including the 2008 U.S. Open.  The PGA Tour Wins Record will very likely be broken soon.  Maybe it’s time we stop doubting “the best player in the world” and start applauding him for all of his accomplishments!  

Mizuno’s New MP-20 Line-Up!

August 8th, 2019

Mizuno’s MP line, used to win major tournaments by players like Tiger Woods,  is still going strong. The company has been busy producing the new MP-20 lineup that can pretty easily be deemed the most complete and impressive MP family to date. Comprised of three models including Blade, MMC, and HMB, the new MPs offer something for just about everyone including low-, mid- and even some higher handicap players looking for a players distance model. Here’s the breakdown on each iron – maybe one or a mixture of all three will fit your game. MP-20 Blade The three new irons in the MP family are designed to maximize a specific type of performance and blend together seamlessly, and the Blade exemplifies the control aspect of the group by providing the ultimate in feel and shot shaping ability all the way through the set. MP-20 MMC The MMC is the middle child in the MP-20 family and features a “player’s cavity” design complete with titanium plate, tungsten weight and a similar copper underlay to the MP-20 Blade. Aimed at better players who want improved long iron performance and more workable short irons, the newest MMC features a thinner topline than the... Read More

SHANE LOWRY – 2019 Open Champion!

July 22nd, 2019

Wow!  That was some display of skill and courage on Sunday with the typical Irish elements pounding the course and the players.  I am sure visions of past meltdowns were nagging but he stayed pretty calm even after 3 bogeys in a row on the front nine.  Interestingly he won the Irish Open as an amateur in 2009 on the same course!  He also won the 2015 WGC-Bridgestone Invitational. Lowry had become the crowd favorite since Northern Ireland’s stars fell out of contention, and he rode their support to clear with that course-record 63 Saturday before a battling 72 Sunday to end 15 under.  This was his first Major win. So what’s in this years Open Champion’s Bag? He uses Srixon, TaylorMade, Cleveland, and an Odyssey putter.  True to form, he played driving irons in his 2 and 3 irons and a mixed bag of Z585 and Z785 irons.  If you have not checked out the Srixon line, schedule a fitting and try them out! Here is a closer look from GolfWRX: DRIVER: Srixon Z 585 (9.5 degrees), with Mitsubishi Diamana White 70X shaft FAIRWAY WOOD: TaylorMade M4 (15 degrees), with Graphite Design Tour AD DI-6 X shaft IRONS: Srixon... Read More

Our Experience at The Masters

April 15th, 2019

Talk about bucket list!  Our experience at The Masters in 2019 could not have been better.  We went for three days:  Wednesday Practice Round and the Thursday and Friday Tournament Rounds.  I really wanted to go to a practice round as those are the only days you can take a camera.  Could not have been a better day for pictures and to catch a few players on the course, including the eventual winner, Tiger Woods.  The first two tournament rounds were awesome as well as the quality of play was fantastic.  Here are my observations of my very first Masters Tournament: The Grounds and Course are Impeccable   I know you may have heard it before, but the course and grounds are taken care of by the best in the world.  The course had taken an inch and half of rain on Tuesday so the underground pumps were on clearing any water and there were a few soggy spots but not a weed, nor piece of trash nor blemish on any of the course or grounds. Friendly and Efficient Service The staff at The Masters are trained to handle large crowds like you would not believe.  Friendly but moving you... Read More

Jennifer Kupcho Win’s 2019 U.S. Women’s Amateur at Augusta!

April 8th, 2019

Wow!  Jennifer Kupcho, a Colorado golfer, put on quite a show at Augusta to win the 2019 U.S. Women’s Amateur by four strokes.  As the number one ranked amateur going into the tournament, Jennifer shook off a shaky first 12 holes and put on a charge on the back nine.  When was the last time we saw THAT at The Master’s? Congratulations, Jennifer!  We will be following you when you turn pro later this year.  

Golf Digest 2019 Equipment Hot List – Our Take

January 30th, 2019

The Golf Digest 2019 Equipment Hot List has officially been released.  Starting testing in the fall of 2018, this list is well awaited as the kind of kick off to the 2019 golf season.  The testing is done over a week with a variety of golfers with different handicaps.  Of the 229 submissions (not every company does or desires to submit products), 129 were selected to the Hot List.  Gold was awarded to 74% of the entries, Silver – 26%.  Again, the criteria for voting is Performance (45%), Innovation (30%), Look-Sound-Feel (20%) and Demand (5%).  Learn More Here. Ready for Hot New Gear?  Book Your Fitting Here! The list is long so keep scrolling!  There are a couple nice surprises in each category but here goes: Drivers: (Hot List Link) Gold:  Callaway Epic Flash/Epic Flash Sub-Zero, Cobra King F9 Speedback, Mizuno ST190G/ST190, PXG 0811X Gen2/0811XF Gen2, Ping G410Plus/G410 SFT, Srixon Z 785/Z 585, TaylorMade M5/M5 Tour, TaylorMade M6/M6 D-Type, Titleist TS2/TS3.  Top Performers are Callaway Epic Flash, Cobra King F9, Mizuno ST190, PXG 0811X Gen2, TaylorMade M5 and M6, and Titleist TS2/TS3. Silver:  Bridgestone Tour B JGR, Tour Edge EXS, and Wilson Staff D7 We see great numbers from the... Read More