Category Archives: Equipment

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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Nov
26
2013

As I promised in Part 1, I’d share my personal experiences with testing the new Nike products on the uncharacteristically cold and breezy day at TPC Summerlin in Vegas.

I was one of the few crazy people who decided to play a few holes in the tough conditions because I wanted to provide the best review possible for you, the readers (it’s all about *you guys*, after all!), which I’m paying for now with a fever and cold. No big deal, though! — it’s part of the job! 

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Nov
25
2013
The Covert family

The Covert family

As many of you already know, I spent a few days with Nike Golf last week in Beaverton, Oregon, and Las Vegas, Nevada, for the equipment company’s annual Innovation Summit, where they launched their latest designs and creations with apparel, shoes, balls and clubs, most notably, the Covert 2.0 family.

What I learned? Nike makes an incredibly solid product across the board. I know, right? — shocking! (And no, I’m not getting paid to say this, though Nike Golf did sponsor the trip.) I’ll share my personal experiences in testing the product in “Part 2,” but for now, check out my interviews with Nike athletes and photos and info from the presentations. 

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Nov
23
2013

As many of you know, I spent the last few days with Nike Golf in Portland and Las Vegas for their ’14 Innovation Summit, where they introduced to us the latest and greatest in their new equipment for the upcoming year (most of which will be available to the public on January 31).

I had the opportunity to test the new RZN ball and Covert 2.0 clubs in an uncharacteristically cold and windy afternoon at TPC Summerlin in Vegas on Friday and I have loads to report, but I also had the chance to sit down with former world no. 1 Rory McIlroy to chat about the new equipment in his bag and the impact it’s had on his game already.

Enjoy!

Jul
9
2013
Bubba's Hover

Bubba’s Hover

Remember when Bubba Watson’s Hovercraft golf cart debuted and you and every person on the planet – even guys who don’t like golf — were like, ” OMG, that’s siiiiiick!”?

Well, Windy Knoll GC in Springfield, Ohio, will become the first course in the United States to feature two Neoteric Golf hovercrafts for use as golf carts starting on July 27.

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