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Dwight Howard is a big golfer

Dwight Howard and his golf bag
Charlie Kautz via Twitter (l), adidas Golf (r)
Dwight Howard hits the course with a set of TaylorMade clubs that are two inches longer than most everyone else's.
By John Holmes
PGA.com

Series: Golf Buzz

Published: Saturday, July 06, 2013 | 8:34 p.m.

Titleist introduces Scotty Cameron Futura X mallet

Titleist Scotty Cameron Futura X mallet
Courtesy of Titleist
The Futura X mallet from Scotty Cameron combines a rear balance bar with deep heel-toe weights plus perimeter weighting under the face for balance and stability throughout the stroke.
By John Holmes
PGA.com

Series: Golf Buzz

Published: Friday, July 05, 2013 | 5:40 p.m.

True Temper, a true American golf treasure

True Temper golf shaft drawing
Project X Golf via Tiwtter
The Project X division of True Temper took to Twitter last week to show us this drawing of a True Temper shaft from 1941 -- about the time Byron Nelson began playing True Temper shafts.
By John Holmes
PGA.com

Series: Golf Buzz

Published: Thursday, July 04, 2013 | 7:38 p.m.

Nike Golf debuts Free-inspired FI Impact shoes

Nike Golf FI Impact golf shoes
Courtesy of Nike Golf
The women's Nike FI Impact golf shoe (l) was created with input from Suzann Pettersen, while the men's version (r) utilizes the Nike Dynamic Fit system for extra support.
By John Holmes
PGA.com

Series: Golf Buzz

Published: Wednesday, July 03, 2013 | 3:31 p.m.

Justin Rose US Open victory boosts golf sales in England

Justin Rose at the airport
Getty Images
Justin Rose and his U.S. Open trophy returned to England on Monday to the news that his victory has sparked the sale of golf equipment.
By John Holmes
PGA.com

Series: Golf Buzz

Published: Tuesday, July 02, 2013 | 11:39 p.m.

Callaway FT Optiforce drivers enhance aerodynamics and adjustability

Callaway FT Optiforce driver and fairway wood
Courtesy of Callaway Golf
The lightweight 440cc FT Optiforce driver (left) produces a boring trajectory, while the fairway woods (right) create a higher ball flight similar to that of the RAZR Fit Xtreme fairway woods.
By John Holmes
PGA.com

Series: Golf Buzz

Published: Monday, July 01, 2013 | 11:49 p.m.

A Perry-Perry good Sunday for Kenny Perry and son

Justin Perry's scorecard
Justin Perry via Twitter
The scoreboard at Olde Stone told the tale of Justin Perry's big victory on Sunday.
By John Holmes
PGA.com

Series: Golf Buzz

Published: Sunday, June 30, 2013 | 11:49 p.m.

Jessica Korda fires caddie mid-round, hires boyfriend

Jessica Korda and Johnny DelPrete at the U.S. Women's Open
Getty Images
Jessica Korda and her boyfriend-turned-caddie traded a high-five after he took over for her regular caddie on Saturday.
By John Holmes
PGA.com

Series: Golf Buzz

Published: Saturday, June 29, 2013 | 8:04 p.m.

Bob Vokey approves of Rob Labritz's walkoff wedge shot

Bob Vokey and Rob Labritz
Vokey Wedges via Twitter
Wedge designer Bob Vokey (l) and PGA Professional Rob Labritz worked on Labritz's wedges a few months before Labritz used one of them to earn a spot in the PGA Championship in very dramatic fashion.
By John Holmes
PGA.com

Series: Golf Buzz

Published: Friday, June 28, 2013 | 11:40 p.m.

Titleist gives first look at 714 series of irons

Titleist 714 Series of irons
Courtesy of Titleist
The four models that will make up the 714 Series of irons are now undergoing what Titleist calls the "performance validation process" before being released to the retail market for the 2014 golf season.
By John Holmes
PGA.com

Series: Golf Buzz

Published: Friday, June 28, 2013 | 6:38 p.m.

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