February 28, 2014 - 1:44pm
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The NEO XS GPS golf watch and the Tour Z6 JOLT rangefinder are just two of the new distance-measuring devices offered by Bushnell for 2014.

When it comes to locking in your yardages on the golf course, Bushnell GPS watches and rangefinders are a must for any golfer who takes his or her game seriously.

New for 2014, Bushnell has introduced the NEO XS GPS watch (MSRP: $199.99); Tour Z6 JOLT rangefinder (MSRP:$399.00); Pro X7 JOLT rangefinder (MSRP: $499.99); and Pro X7 Slope rangefinder (MSRP: $599.99).

The NEO XS features delivers even more benefits than the previous NEO X model with one button press such as shot distance, four hazards and round odometer, while providing over three rounds of battery life.

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Additionally, when the product is functioning solely in watch mode, the battery can last 24 months without needing a recharge.The NEO XS is Bushnell's lightest and thinnest golf watch. It's simple to operate and comfortable to wear, giving golfer's easy-to-read front/back/center yardages on greens, hazard and shot distance measurements on over 33,000 preloaded courses with no membership fees.

The NEO XS Golf GPS watch is capable of instantly recognizing courses and has an auto hole advance feature which automatically changes from one hole to the next, meaning the user does not have to push another button the entire round. And while the golfer is out on the course, the odometer feature allows you to track distance, speed, and total activity time.

The NEO XS is available in three colors: Black/Yellow, Charcoal/Orange, White/Cobalt.

When a golfer aims the Bushnell Tour Z6 JOLT rangefinder at the flag, JOLT Technology will provide short vibrating bursts to reinforce that the company's advanced PinSeeker technology has isolated the target and locked onto the flag. The vibrating bursts provided by JOLT Technology eliminates any and all doubt and assures the golfer they have the exact distance to the flag.

Also new to the Tour Z6 JOLT is 2nd generation E.S.P (Extreme. Speed. Precision) Technology. 2nd Generation E.S.P. provides yardages five times faster and more accurately than ever before. Not only has the acquisition speed been increased to a lightning fast level, 2nd Generation E.S.P. provides 1/2-yard accuracy from 5-125 yards, and the distance is displayed to 1/10 of a yard.

Having more accurate laser distances enables the golfer to strategize and hit every approach shot with confidence.

The ultra-compact Tour Z6 JOLT also features Vivid Display Technology. Created specifically for Bushnell's premium rangefinders, this optical enhancement improves contrast, clarity and light transmission dramatically for enhanced use. The brightness of the digital readout information has also been increased, providing rapid and positive yardage acquisition in all lighting conditions.

The new Pro X7 JOLT also features JOLT Technology and Vivid Display Technology. The brightness of the digital display has been increased, providing rapid, positive identification in all lighting conditions.These enhancements are offered with four user adjustable intensity settings, allowing superior rangefinding performance for any golfer.

The Pro X7 JOLT also boasts E.S.P. technology.

Engineered for golfers who play competitively, the Pro X7 is legal for tournament play (all Bushnell laser rangefinder models, except the Bushnell Pro X7 Slope and Bushnell Tour v3 Slope are legal to use when USGA rule 14-3/.05 is in effect). The Pro X7 Slope has the same features as the Pro X7, plus Slope Technology that provides compensated distances based on elevation changes.

To learn more about these products and all of Bushnell's golf offerings, visit

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Bushnell's NEO XS, Tour Z6 JOLT, Pro X7 JOLT new for 2014
February 27, 2014 - 10:46am
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Galvin Green
Galvin Green
The "Aron" jacket by Galvin Green is a full-zip made with GORE-TEX Paclite and Stretch Fabric. It's 100 percent waterproof and guaranteed to keep you dry.

Galvin Green, a high-end outerwear brand based in Sweden that has been wildly popular throughout Europe, is making its U.S. debut with the latest Spring/Summer 2014 collection.

Galvin Green touts itself as makers of, "high-performance golf wear," and when you see the gear up close, you quickly realize the company isn't kidding.

The list of offerings for 2014 -- almost 300 different jackets, trousers, pullovers, sweaters, body warmers, shirts, slacks, shorts, hats, caps, gloves and socks, plus more than six times that number of size options -- Galvin Green says, meets demand for head-to-toe protection from the elements with garments that look and feel ideal for golf.

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The popular "Aron" jacket (MSRP: $460), is a full-zip, GORE-TEX Paclite with Stretch Fabric. The jacket is 100 percent waterproof and Galvin Green guarantees it will keep you dry. The Aron combines lightweight weather protection and extreme high-end, permformance. The Aron is also styled to avoid unnecessary fabric at the front of jacket that could impede the swing motion.

Both the cuffs for the wrists, as well as the chest width can be easily adjusted with velcro tabs for a perfect, custom fit.

While Galvin Green offers a wide variety of waterproof outerwear -- shell layers and warm layers -- the company also produces golf polos, pants, sweaters, hats, belts and even skintight compression and thermal base layers to wear underneath your golf attire to keep you warm and free-swinging in even the coldest of temperatures you'll face on the golf course.

Galvin Green makes golf gear for men, women and juniors with the promise, "All our garments are specifically developed for the game of golf. Designed by golfers, for golfers."

While Galvin Green items come at a price, this is one of those instances where you get what you pay for -- high-end golf gear that looks great, fits comfortably and is easy to maintain with just a machine wash and tumble dry.

To learn more about all the items Galvin Green has to offer, visit You can click here to view the Spring/Summer 2014 catalogue

Galvin Green is sold golf pro shops across the U.S. Click here to find a Galvin Green dealer near you.

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Galvin Green high-end golf outerwear makes U.S. debut
Tad Moore Signature Series putters from Orlimar
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The new Tad Moore Signature Series putters from Orlimar all contain a unique milled face designed to work well with the cover materials of modern golf balls.
Tad Moore has been designing golf clubs since 1963, and he's created numerous drivers, irons and wedges for companies such as Dunlop and Maxfli, along with the putter that Ian Woosnam used to win the 1991 Masters. Greg Norman, Seve Ballesteros, Ray Floyd and Jay Haas are among the other star players who have used his clubs over the years.
His latest project is the Tad Moore Signature Series of putters that he is creating with Orlimar Golf. Each of the four putters in this new family of flat sticks combines traditional shapes with a patented washboard face milling.
"Washboard-face milled putters improve roll and performance compared to other putter faces," he said. "I have found that new golf balls with different cover materials such as urethane react to the washboard face much better. The ball off of these putters has a better launch and rolls more consistent and accurate."
The four putters in the series include:
The TMO-1: This is a traditional blade with a carbon steel head and a 45-degree plumber neck hosel that provides a better visual at address. The heel-shafted putter features a cambered sole and a sight line in the flange, and is heel and toe weighted for increased stability through the stroke. 
The TMO-2: This blade is slightly wider than the TMO-1, and is made from carbon steel and includes a plumber neck hosel. Its topline is thin and it features a sloping heel-and toe-weighted bumper. The sight line is in the flange with a sound slot that cuts through the cavity to the sole for enhanced feel.
The TMO-3: A classic design of a wide-sole, heel-shafted blade with a carbon steel head, this model is designed for players who swing the putter on an arced path. The sole utilizes sight lines in the cavity to improve its look and alignment.
The TMO-4: Also known as "the Tadpole," This non-traditional perimeter-weighted mallet is T-shaped and features an aluminum head. It is center-shafted, and includes a long topline to aid in alignment. Rear weighting improves performance on mis-hits and the outer circular ring balances the weight on the edges to enhance its stability. 
The putters are all 35 inches in length, have a black PVD finish and carry a suggested retail price of $249. Custom loft and lie options are available, and the line will be available at retail in March.
Tad Moore Signature Series of putters from Orlimar feature washboard face milling
February 17, 2014 - 9:36pm
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Nike Hyperadapt Wind jacket
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The Nike Hyperadapt Wind jacket features a four-way stretch laminate through the back, shoulders and upper arms to maximize range of motion while the lightweight outer shell provides protection and comfort.
Though it might not seem like it in many parts of the country right now, spring is coming. Promise, it is.
For those brisk days on the course, Nike Golf has come up with the Hyperadapt Wind jacket – the follow-up to last year's Hyperadapt Storm-FIT jacket. The new outerwear piece features the same four-way stretch technology and sweater-like feel that the Hyperadapt Storm-FIT jacket pioneered, but in a lighter, windproof and rain-resistant version.
''With the Hyperadapt Wind jacket, there's no need to 'size up' – it's designed to fit and move with your body,'' said Merritt Richardson, Nike Golf VP of Global Golf Apparel. ''The four-way stretch laminate through the back, shoulders and upper arms maximizes range of motion and eliminates distractions, and the lightweight outer shell provides superior protection from the elements for all-day performance and comfort on the course.''
Inspired by a car with a see-through, engine-exposing hood one of the designers saw in a parking lot on Nike’s Beaverton, Ore., campus, the HyperAdapt Wind jacket incorporates a half-zip, transparent outer shell that showcases the jacket's technical details inside and out. A V-shaped panel underneath incorporates bonded mesh within the Hyperadapt construction for added breathability and mobility where golfers need it most.
This new jacket is sustainable, too – Nike used recycled coffee grounds to make the windproof coating on the outer shell, which also helps reduce odor from perspiration and assists in UV protection. It also features elastic cuffs to keep the sleeves from moving up and down during the swing, as well as an adjustable waist and a back pocket for storage.
The jacket comes in Black/Black, Light Base Grey/Black and Venom Green/Black, and is available at retail now with a suggested retail price of $100.
Nike Hyperadapt Wind jacket designed for fit and flexibility
February 10, 2014 - 8:06pm
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Adams Golf XTD irons
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The Adams Golf XTD irons have a thinner topline, as well as a cross cavity that runs from the top of the sole to the bottom and is enclosed by an X-shaped piece of metal that helps to redistribute weight to the rear of the head.
We've all seen muscleback irons and cavityback irons. In pursuing improved distance and forgiveness in its new XTD irons, Adams Golf has come up with a cross-cavity design. 
This cross cavity – a cavity that runs from the top of the sole to the bottom and is enclosed by an X-shaped piece of metal – helps to redistribute weight to the rear of the head, which was a priority of Adams engineers. This, the company says, helps get the ball in the air faster and stabilizes the club at impact, especially on off-center strikes. 
It also helps to generate a ''gear effect'' – essentially a corrective spin to straighten off-center hits. In fact, Adams says, the gear effect that the new XTD irons produce is comparable to that usually found in a hybrid.
In addition, these new irons contain the Cut-Thru velocity slots that the company has implemented in several of its other new clubs. These slots give the thin face more ability to flex – and therefore provide more ball speed to generate extra distance. Adams' parent company, TaylorMade, of course, has implemented slots in such irons as its Tour Preferred and JetSpeed models.
''As opposed to the standard practice of strengthening irons lofts, we're providing distance while retaining optimal ball flight,'' said Senior Director of Research and Development Justin Honea. ''By integrating thinner faces and Cut-Thru Slot technology into irons, we're making it much easier for players to produce higher, longer, straighter and more consistent shots.''
Adams also improved the alignment aids on the new irons. The topline is thinner than previous models, and framed scorelines include a polished finish to set the club on its correct line at address. After contact, a pressure piston dramatically decreases vibration, while direct pressure on the back of the face produces a crisp sound.
The new XTD irons are designed for players of all skill levels, but Adams stresses that better players can get as much out of them as mid-handicappers. They will be available at retail on March 28, with a seven-club (4-iron through pitching wedge) carrying a suggested retail price of $599.99 with stock KBS Tour 90 steel shafts. Aldila graphite shafts can be included for an extra $100.
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Adams Golf unveils XTD irons with Cross-Cavity Technology
February 2, 2014 - 1:58pm
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Birdie Box
Courtesy of Birdie Box
Birdie Box will deliver, each month, a personalized box of golf-themed goodies to you or your favorite golfer.
The 2014 PGA Merchandise Show, held Jan. 22-24 in Orlando, showcased thousands of new products great and small from hundreds of vendors. After walking the 10 miles of aisles in the Orange County Convention Center for two days, I've come up with a list of 10 products that caught my eye, and I'm rolling them out over a 10-day period. Here is the ninth one:
Surely you're familiar with the Fruit of the Month Club. You sign up, and each month you receive a different kind of fruit depending on what you want and what's in season. There are a numbers of variations on the concept, from Pajamas of the Month to Teddy Bear of the Month to Gourmet Jerky of the Month.
And now, there's Birdie Box, a subscription club just for golfers.
The concept is simple. You buy a subscription – for one month, three months, six months or a year – for yourself, your favorite golfer or maybe a business colleague. In return, your recipient gets a box filled with different golf-themed goodies for each month of the subscription.
In each box, the company says, is a mix of the hottest golf, lifestyle and nutritional items that could be anything from balls and tees to wines and cigars to shirts and caps. The product mix will vary from month to month, but each box is guaranteed to contain products valued at $100 or more. 
Each box is created especially for each user, based on preferences they list in their profile and feedback from previous boxes. But the content of each box is surprise until it's opened – and that's the fun part. 
Subscriptions run from $44.95 for one month up to $500 for a year's worth of monthly boxes, and there are separate subscriptions available for men and women. In addition, Birdie Box has created a ''First Major'' box filled with goodies celebrating the first major of the year and scheduled to arrive in early April, and other boxes for the other majors and holidays like Father's Day are also in the works.
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