October 18, 2012 - 12:57pm
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Tommy Hilfiger Golf Spring 2013 collections
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The women's collection (l) for Spring 2013 from Tommy Hilfiger Golf contains about 75 different options, while the men's collection (r) has about 100 pieces to choose from.

The Spring 2013 collection from Tommy Hilfiger Golf is inspired by the preppy heritage and spirit of the Tommy Hilfiger brand.

"Golf represents the ultimate prep lifestyle," said Tommy Hilfiger. "Our golf collections are inspired by the integrity and tradition of the sport. We've added a twist to the classics through an innovative use of fabrics and details, delivering performance, comfort and style in golf sportswear that can be worn on and off the course."

The collections for men and women include three different lines:

--The first draws inspiration from the wide-open Arizona desert with a neutral palette that emphasizes strong graphic details. Pieces include lightweight cardigans, cotton zip-neck sweaters, shorts and classic slacks.

--The second incorporates the summer vibe of Bar Harbor. Nautical stripes, sleeveless polo shirtdresses and red, white and blue plaid pants give a classic New England shoreline feel.

--The third, inspired by the sun and sand of Palm Beach, features shades of sun washed yellows, pinks, blues, and greens paired with subtle patterns.

Key to the collections are designs that incorporate three technical performance fabrics -- TH Comfort Tech, TH Tech and TH Cotton. TH Comfort Tech is a hybrid cotton fabric that combines style and comfort with the functional properties required in performance-driven garments.

TH Tech is a polyester fabric with moisture-wicking capabilities that keep garments dry and provide anti-odor properties. And TH Cotton is a cotton fabric designed for superior quality and comfort.

The men's collection, with approximately 100 styles, offers a wide selection of garments with suggested retail prices ranging from $65 for short-sleeved polos to $120 for more sophisticated outerwear options. The women's collection includes about 75 styles with suggested retail prices ranging from $65 for bermudas and polos to $120 for knits and outerwear.

The men's and women's golf lines are available in the United States, Canada and Europe at golf clubs, golf specialty stores, sport specialty stores and select resorts, as well as on

October 17, 2012 - 10:20pm
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Adams Idea Tech V4 hybrids and irons
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The Idea Tech V4 irons and hybrids feature the latest versions of Adam Golf's Velocity Slot Technology to help the ball jump more efficiently off the clubface.

The new Idea Tech V4 hybrids and irons represent the latest generation of Adams Golf’s Velocity Slot Technology, which adds slots to the clubheads to help make the clubfaces springier and propel the ball farther.

This latest iteration includes Velocity Slots in both the crowns and soles of the clubs, as well as a Thru Cut channel sliced through the clubhead from the top slot to the bottom, enabling even more face deflection. The channels must be sealed for the clubs to comply with USGA regulations, Adams engineers said, so the backs of the Idea Tech V4 hybrids include a TPU insert that also improves feel and gives the clubs a crisp sound similar to that of an iron.

When Adams designers introduced the original Velocity Slot Technology in their Idea a12 OS hybrids, they saw a 20 percent increase in CT (“Characteristic Time,” a measurement of clubface flexibility) versus the Idea Tech V3 hybrids. And now, in the new Idea Tech V4 hybrids, they have achieved a 67 percent increase in CT – equivalent to the springiness found in titanium drivers, but accomplished here in stainless steel hybrids.

"With refined Velocity Slots, we were able to produce a CT around 240, which is what golfers will find in today's drivers," said Senior Design Engineer Justin Girard. "This is something the industry hasn't seen in a standard stainless steel hybrid. The increased CT is going to deliver a higher launch angle and higher ball speeds. Golfers will quickly notice that these hybrids are as hot as their driver."

To further improve their hotness, the Idea Tech V4s use a multi-material construction with tungsten heel/toe perimeter weighting in the long irons to improve increased forgiveness and higher launch.

And because the Tech V4 line is offered in two distinct sets -- a forged iron set and an all-hybrid set -- featuring high-performance stainless steel, the V4s cover a wide range of golfers looking to launch the ball higher and gain more distance. The forged set features a 3-hybrid (19 degrees), 4-hybrid (22 degrees), 5-hybrid (25 degrees) and 6-iron through pitching wedge using forged 8620 carbon steel with nickel plating. The all-hybrid set is 4-hybrid through gap wedge.

Both sets feature a premium PVD finish for a sleek, non-glare look, and are available in both mens’ and women’s models, and in right-handed and left-handed editions. The iron sets carry a suggested retail price of $899.99 (steel shafts) and $1099.99 (graphite shafts). The hybrids carry a suggested retail price of $249.99 per club.

For more on the Idea Tech V4 hybrids and irons, visit

October 16, 2012 - 5:19pm
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Courtesy of Loudmouth Golf
The knickers are available in pattern ranging from "Surfin' Santas" to the Norwegian flag.

You knew this was coming -- it was just a matter of time: Loudmouth Golf has released its first collection of custom-made knickers.

"Knickers are a golf staple and our customers have been asking for them since the beginning of time," said Loudmouth Golf CEO Larry Jackson. "We finally pushed this product to market because we don't want our customers to get their knickers in a wad."

As bad as that pun is, the knickers look like a winner. After all, if you're attracted to Loudmouth's bold design palette, then you're probably the kind of guy who'll wear knickers on the course, too -- and as anyone who's been to the course lately can tell you, there's no shortage of Loudmouth wearers out there these days.

The knicker line is available in more than 40 of Loudmouth's popular patterns, ranging from "Captain Thunderbolt" to "Shamrocks" to "Dixie." They are made of 97 percent cotton and three percent Spandex, and come in waist sizes up to 60 inches.

The knickers' release comes in the wake of the unveiling of Loudmouth's first collection of windshirts. They're available in more than 20 different designs -- including, shockingly, a few solid colors -- as well as popular patterns like "Stars & Stripes" and "Oakmont Houndstooth."

They're made of 100 percent micro-polyester and are available in sizes S-3XL, and come in four different styles: V-Neck Long Sleeve, V-Neck Vest, Half Zip Long Sleeve, and Half Zip Vest.

For more information on the knickers and windshirts, visit the made-to-order section at


October 15, 2012 - 12:48pm
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Pinnacle Bling golf balls
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Each sleeve in a box of Pinnacle Bling balls contains a different color of balls.

Several golf ball makers offer colored spheres these days, but the Acushnet Co.’s Pinnacle brand is taking color to a whole new level. When you buy a dozen-ball box of Pinnacle’s new Bling balls, you get four sleeves of three – and each sleeve is filled with a different color of balls.

The four shades – which Pinnacle calls High Optix colors – are orange, yellow, pink and violet, and they most definitely are high in optics.

The hues were designed by the Pinnacle research team to provide ultra-high visibility against blue and green, the colors golfers see during every round of play. The High Optix orange, pink and violet colors are brand-new additions, exclusive to Bling. High Optix yellow is also available in the brand's flagship Pinnacle Gold balls.

"Pinnacle Bling golf balls offer a unique and exciting preference option without sacrificing the extra distance and great feel that Pinnacle golf ball players rely on," said Michael Mahoney, the director of golf ball product management for Acushnet. "Bling provides the same excellent performance, quality and value of our Pinnacle Gold models but in four bright color choices."

The Bling balls utilize a high-energy core and soft cover to deliver long distance with a consistent ball flight, which is a trademark of the Pinnacle family. The Bling models feature a large, high-velocity, soft compression core wrapped in a soft ionomer cover blend with a 332 spherical icosahedral dimple design with seven different dimple sizes. This blend of attributes, says Pinnacle, gives golfers long distance on all shots as well as soft touch around the greens.

The balls are available now with a suggested retail price of $24 per dozen.

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October 11, 2012 - 12:08pm
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Orlimar Montego putter
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The Montego mallet from Orlimar contains two separate alignment aids for proper stance and aiming.

Orlimar has rolled out its new Montego putter, a milled mallet with a unique 360-degree alignment and aiming system.

"The Montego will appeal to golfers of all ability levels," said Orlimar Product Development Manager Nigel Matthews. "The milled putter face provides a soft feel and visual cues not only to help the golfer align the putter head to the target but also to ensure proper positioning over the ball. Consumers who have tested the putter find the alignment technology easy to use and very effective."

To achieve proper stance and alignment, the golfer simply aligns the three-dimensional array of circles on the mallet head. The circle closest to the face is a cutout with a round inset alignment aid beneath it – looking down, the golfer centers the inset inside the cutout to ensure a proper stance over the putter.

The second circle on the head -- farthest from the face -- is a more standard alignment aid. Golfers can line it and the cutout up with the line of the putt, giving the putter both linear and spherical visual cues for proper aiming.

The Montego is a face-balanced, heel-shafted mallet constructed of 304 stainless steel with a head weight of 345 grams. The CNC milled-face putter is perimeter-weighted, comes with a loft of 3 degrees and lie of 72 degrees, and includes a 35-inch shaft.

It carries a suggested retail price of $149.99, comes in right-handed models only and is available now.

For more on Orlimar, visit


October 7, 2012 - 8:03pm
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Mizuno MP-64 irons
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The Mizuno MP-64 irons are made from high-quality 1025E Pure Select steel using Mizuno's patented Grain Flow Forging Process, and feature a compact head size for additional workability and modified U-Grooves to produce proper spin for maximum playability in all conditions.

Luke Donald put a set of brand-new Mizuno MP-64 irons in his bag for the FedExCup playoffs and the Ryder Cup, and they are available to everyday golfers as well.

"Luke Donald played a crucial role in the design stage, providing valuable perspective that allowed us to create our best 'player' irons to date," said Mizuno USA Vice President and General Manager Dick Lyons. "If the feel and performance satisfy Luke, we're confident we've created an iron that is going to perform for a lot of players."

Donald, well known as one of the game’s best iron players, consulted with Mizuno’s engineers throughout the development of the MP-64 irons, which Mizuno recommends for players with handicaps ranging from 10 down to +2. He was especially instrumental in the design of the irons’ soles, making sure they would deliver consistent turf interaction for predictable trajectory.

From the sole up, the key to these high-level irons is their ability to enhance ball control. To do this, Mizuno focused on precisely controlling the vibration frequencies at the point of impact – which Mizuno calls Harmonic Impact Technology (H.I.T.), and which optimizes sound and feel through Mdal Analysis software. The irons also feature a flow cavity design that features a deeper cavity in the long irons for increased playability and a shallower cavity in the mid and short irons for enhanced control and workability.

The irons are made from high-quality 1025E Pure Select steel using Mizuno's patented Grain Flow Forging Process, and feature a compact head size for additional workability and modified U-Grooves to produce proper spin for maximum playability in all conditions. They are finished off with a double-nickel chrome coating, highlighted with a 3D forged Mizuno Runbird logo.

The MP-64s come in 3-iron through pitching wedge, and come standard with True Temper Dynamic Gold shafts and Golf Pride M-31 58 Round grips. They carry a suggested retail price of $999.99 per set.

For more information, visit

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