Category Archives: Equipment

Nov
20
2014
By Stephanie Wei under Equipment

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Last Tuesday I met up with Arccos Golf CEO and co-founder Sal Syed to play a round at the Course at Yale and test his product. I’ll admit that prior to using Arccos, “the first ever, fully automatic, real-time GPS golf stat tracking system,” I was a bit wary, but I was also anxiously excited, which sounds extremely geeky — I’ll explain in a bit. Bottom line: I’m now obsessed with Arccos.

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Nov
13
2014
By Stephanie Wei under Equipment
TaylorMade's latest driver

TaylorMade’s latest driver

Images of TaylorMade’s new R15 driver (the Japanese version, which is slightly different than the American edition) were leaked on the interwebs on Thursday.

We have confirmed that TaylorMade is launching an R15 driver – offered in black and white. Like previous R series TaylorMade drivers, this one appears to be fully adjustable, evidenced by the two sliding weights and loft sleeve technology.

I’m attending an event introducing the product tonight, so stay tuned for more details…

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Nov
12
2014
Flagstick monitoring tool

Prototype of the device

If you follow me on any of my social media outlets, Twitter, Instagram and/or Facebook (and if you don’t, you should shameless self-promotion), then you know I attended the USGA’s Pace of Play Symposium today, where I’ve gleaned a bunch of interesting information — some of which I’ve shared with you in snippets already.

We all hate slow play and have our ideas and opinions on its causes and solutions to try to eradicate it. However, one of the main things that stood out at the Symposium was the prototype device the USGA introduced, the Flagstick Monitoring Tool (pictured above), which is intended to help address slow play at the recreational level at some point in the near future. 

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Aug
15
2014
By Bernie D'Amato under Equipment
Get TaylorMade Fit.

Josh Hurst is a Master club fitter.

The TaylorMade Tuned Performance Studio is the place to go for a FREE club fitting in SoCal. It’s hard to believe this service is being offered pro bono at the beautifully designed Arroyo Trabuco Golf Club in Mission Viejo, but it is, and it’s time for you to take advantage of it.

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May
22
2014

Phil

You have the chance to feel the nerves of what putting a 3-footer for a million dollars is like. Well, kind of.

On Thursday, Callaway unveiled “The Big Bertha Payday,” a promotion which starts today in the US and Canada, and will run through June 15th. Golfers that demo a Big Bertha Alpha Driver, a Big Bertha Driver or a Big Bertha Fairway Wood at a participating location will receive a code they can use to enter for a chance to win the same dollar amount that Phil Mickelson wins at Pinehurst. 

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Mar
31
2014
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Ready for the Masters? Let the countdown begin with GAME GOLF’s live Twitter Q&A on Tuesday at 5pm EST (for an hour). The event will be co-hosted by PGA Tour players and participants of the Masters, Graeme McDowell, Lee Westwood and Jim Furyk, along with the company’s CEO John McGuire and several journalists, including yours truly. 

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Jan
31
2014
By Stephanie Wei under Equipment
Thousands of exhibitors filled the Orange County Convention Center last week in Orlando for the 2014 PGA Show. There was every possible gadget and gizmo you could imagine — and even ones you couldn’t. I’m sure we missed some hot products, but we did our best to find the latest and the greatest in the industry for you to check out.

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Dec
8
2013

composite photoshoot

As some of you may have spotted on my Twitter, Instagram and/or Facebook — in other words, my social media — I spent Saturday shooting the inaugural Wei Under Par holiday guide *and* 2014 look book.

The above composite is just a sampling of the looks, some of which come complete with clubs and other golf-related products.

Many thanks to the talented photographer Mike Altobello (check out his website) and Kelly Quan, who was responsible for the hair and make-up.

Big shout-outs of appreciation to the companies and sponsors involved (in no particular order): adidas Golf, TaylorMade GolfNike GolfCallaway GolfAshworth, Cross, Fairway & Greene, Zero Restriction, Fila GolfSun Mountain, SchriffenScheyden Precision Eyewear, KENTWOOL, Club GloveTin Cup, Maui Jim, G/FORE, Seamus Golf, Jones Golf Bags, CHAMP Spikes and ScoreBand. Also, a special thank you to Buffalo Communications, Jack Studios and Oliver Horovitz (for his caddying skills).

Stay tuned for the 2013 WUP Holiday Guide debuting later this week! Oh, and the look book will launch along with my newly-designed website in January. Woot!

Dec
1
2013
By Stephanie Wei under Australian Tour

You’ve read Part 1 and Part 2 of this series, and lastly, we have Part Rory.

Rory McIlroy overcame a four-shot deficit at the start of the final round to beat Adam Scott on the 72nd hole at Royal Sydney and win the Australian Open, his first victory in 2013. We spent the day with McIlroy last week in Las Vegas at TPC Summerlin, where Rory talked about getting dialed in with the latest equipment from Nike Golf, along with his increased performance since putting the new clubs and ball in his bag.

Here now, check out Rory talking about playing with the new RZN Black ball:

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