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New golf shoes offer improved comfort and stability

Puma TitanTour golf shoes
PGA.com
How cool are Puma's TitanTour golf shoes? These are packed in ice at the Puma booth at the PGA Merchandise Show.
By John Holmes
PGA.com

Series: Golf Buzz

Published: Thursday, January 22, 2015 | 12:32 p.m.

SuperStroke unveils counterbalancing putter grips

SuperStroke + Plus Series putter grips
PGA.com
The SuperStroke + Plus Series grip allows golfers to unscrew the cap and easily screw a 50-gram core (shown) to provide a counterbalancing weight to the top of the putter shaft.
By John Holmes
PGA.com

Series: Golf Buzz

Published: Thursday, January 22, 2015 | 9:40 a.m.

For Jordan Spieth, new clubs must look right and feel right

Jordan Spieth
Chris Trotman/The PGA of America
Jordan Spieth says he usually needs to hit a club 2,000 or 3,000 times before he really trusts it.
By John Holmes
PGA.com

Series: Golf Buzz

Published: Wednesday, January 21, 2015 | 3:21 p.m.

Soft feel is common characteristic of 2015 golf balls

golf balls
PGA.com
Many of golf's top ballmakers are focused on creating softer balls that feel better on impact and react more precisely.
By John Holmes
PGA.com

Series: Golf Buzz

Published: Wednesday, January 21, 2015 | 12:56 p.m.

Why does Bubba Watson play rounds with only one club?

Bubba Watson
PGA.com
Bubba Watson likes to work on his driver, and all his other clubs, by using a single club for an entire practice round.
By John Holmes
PGA.com

Series: Golf Buzz

Published: Tuesday, January 20, 2015 | 9:56 p.m.

Bubba Watson auctions off an extremely cool car for charity

Bubba Watson's car
Courtesy of Barrett-Jackson
Bubba Watson's custom-built 1939 Cadillac LaSalle C-Hawk Custom Roadster raised $410,000 for Birdies for the Brave on Friday.
By John Holmes
PGA.com

Series: Golf Buzz

Published: Friday, January 16, 2015 | 7:41 p.m.

Golf Channel, lampooned at creation, celebrates 20 years on air

Golf Channel
Associated Press
The Golf Channel now has nearly 700 employees and will televise 189 events from the major tours around the world this year.

Series: Golf Buzz

Published: Friday, January 16, 2015 | 7:14 p.m.

Rory McIlroy had hair-raising debut in Abu Dhabi

Rory McIlroy
European Tour via Twitter
Rory McIlroy's curls were in fine form during his appearance at the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship back in 2009.
By John Holmes
PGA.com

Series: Golf Buzz

Published: Thursday, January 15, 2015 | 11:12 p.m.

Rory McIlroy begins road to Masters in Abu Dhabi

Rory McIlroy road to Masters
HSBC Golf via Twitter
Rory McIlroy, along with Justin Rose, Rickie Fowler and Henrik Stenson already have the Masters on their minds.
By John Holmes
PGA.com

Series: Golf Buzz

Published: Tuesday, January 13, 2015 | 9:49 p.m.

Tim Clark drains 62-foot birdie putt at Hyundai Tournament of Champions

Tim Clark at the Hyundai Tournament of Champions
Courtesy of PGA Tour
Tim Clark can't be blamed for hanging onto his long putter when he's making putts like this.
By John Holmes
PGA.com

Series: Golf Buzz

Published: Friday, January 09, 2015 | 9:58 p.m.

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