11/25/2013

What about balls? My personal golf ball recommendation (Part 1)

Last minute gift? Golfer but don't know what to get for the Holidays?

Buy some golf balls.

Golfers always need golf balls.  (they lose them)

But first you need to categorize your golfer:

  • Good golfer
  • Casual golfer
  • Lady golfer
  • Junior golfer
For the Good Golfer:
  • Good golfers usually have their favorites.  But they don't mind getting premium golf balls.  By getting premium golf balls, they understand that you respect their skills and dedication.
  • Premium golf balls are usually multi layer construction for various type of shots cased in with an urethane cover for "feel and spin".
  • My recommendations:
http://www.fairwaygolfusa.com/titleist-pro-v1-golf-balls-special-holiday-offer-p-46051.html
King of golf balls
Every one in the industry will agree that it has the #1 market share in golf
There are 2 types: Pro V1 and Pro V1X
At least for the cold weather months, Pro V1 would be a safer choice because it gives you softer feel (easier on your hands) and more spin (any spin would help on those frozen greens)
Super Holiday Special offer for $41.99 until 12/31/2013
 
My other recommendations will be:
 
These Golf Balls really perform for all types of players!
Even better players will benefit.
If the golfer really like "softer feel" try the B330-S
 
The New Spinskin covers is really nice!
Right now there is a promo: buy 2 dozen and receive a pair of 2under boxers!
 
 
 
For the casual golfer:
 
  • Golf should be fun
  • Needs a ball that has good distance with less spin (especially side spins)
  • You can still work your spin around the greens and have fun for a good solid round
  • My recommendations:
 
 

 

 
Solid performance off the tee.
Ball characteristics are right between distance and performance.
If you are complaining that you need a softer feel, go with premium golf balls.
If you are complaining because the ball is going to straight and not flying with you intended baby draw, go with a premium ball.
This is the best ball for the value in my opinion.
 
 
 
We sell the NXT ball a lot during the holidays.
Durable solid performing golf ball.
It is a Titleist.
 

    - end of Part 1 -
    (part 2 will be about ladies and junior and illegal golf balls)
     
    In any case, buying golf balls as a gift is a great idea.
     
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    Thanks
     
    JD
     
     
     

11/22/2013

Callaway Legacy Black Driver - Japanese model

Callaway Japan promotes the Legacy brand in Japan.

It is a special model targeted towards Japanese market and Japanese golfers.



How to hit a draw driver with the New Callaway Legacy Platinum Driver
 
The Platinum model incorporates the sole design of the Great Big Bertha.
It is a draw biased driver finished with Rainbow PVD finish.
 
Comment by the developer of the Callaway Premium driver
 

 
 
The developer regarding the concept behind the Legacy Black Driver:
 
Thus:
 
Wait!
 
Forward weight technology?  Pretty similar to SLDR concept......
 
 
But wait again!
 
Amazing driver coming from Callaway......  in the US
 
JD
 

11/20/2013

Callaway New Apex Forged irons - custom choices and JD predictions

I am sure that many have heard that the new Callaway Apex irons are coming.
 
There seems to be a lot of questions regarding how it compares against the current 2013 X Forged irons that has been on the market for a while.
 
http://www.fairwaygolfusa.com/custom.php?productId=CAL_CS_14000302&cPath=400_557
 
Frist of all, the Apex Irons are a completely different category of irons compared to the X Forged.  It does not replace the X Forged irons.
 
Yes, it is a forged iron but made of multi material construction.
1020 carbon steel body
455 carpenter steel  (Hot face)
Polymer insert
 
http://www.fairwaygolfusa.com/custom.php?productId=CAL_CS_14000302&cPath=400_557
 
It combines feel, distance and forgiveness.
You asked for it, and here it is!
 
http://www.fairwaygolfusa.com/custom.php?productId=CAL_CS_14000302&cPath=400_557
 
The irons in 2014 is about distance.  That is one of the reason that many like the new Japanese equipment like EPON and Yonex.
 
It is the HOOOOOT face that launches the ball far.  Very far.
 
Some may argue that irons are not about hitting it long.
But once you hit the #7 iron to where you normally hit the #6 iron, you can never go back.
 
http://www.fairwaygolfusa.com/custom.php?productId=CAL_CS_14000302&cPath=400_557
 
The Apex irons are very forgiving.
The Hot Face launches the ball far.
The forged materials gives you that precise feedback for your solid shots and your not so solid shots.
 
There are many custom options as always and at fairwaygolfusa.com, we recommend getting customized to fit your swing.
 
Custom Lie Angle
Custom Loft Settings
Length
Shaft
Grip
 
is key to hitting the shot that you imagine.
 
 
Custom shaft options are:
  • True Temper Dynamic Gold XP 95
  • UST Recoil 660
  • KBS C-Taper
  • KBS Tour
  • NS Pro Modus 130 Tour
  • NS Pro 990
  • NS Pro 1100
  • Project X 95 Flighted
  • Project X PXi
  • Projext X
  • Dynamic Gold SL
  • Dynamic Gold
  • Dynamic Gold XP
  • Mitsubishi Kurokage 70 graphite
I have seen it, I have hit it, I like it
 
My predictions for popular specifications is as follows:
 
set make-up: 5-9P (6 pc set)
  • Since because of the hot face, many would want to know how far the #5 iron will fly before they make their decision on the #4 iron.
  • yes #4 iron is available individually just in case you want to add to the set
Shaft:  UST Recoil 660 for graphite and NS Pro 990
  • For this type of club, many will be looking for a easy to swing set up
  • Shaft selection on this irons will be generally on the lighter side
  • UST Recoil 660 feels solid (this would be my choice)
  • Nippon shaft steel quality is the best and the NS Pro 990 which is a proprietary shaft for Callaway comes in Uniflex (Almost a stiff) is best for the average golfers
  • For the hard hitters out their, NS Pro Modus 130 Tour would give you good control with less dispersion
Grips:  not on the option but we do get many requests for Iomic grips (which fairwaygolfusa.com can offer for an additional charge)
 
Your 2014 golf game starts now!
 
JD

11/19/2013

Yonex Ezone XP is here to put a curse on you!

Growing demand for Yonex Products
 
This is what we are seeing in our customer requests that we get every day at fairwaygolfusa.com
 
Yonex is coming out with the Ezone XP line of golf equipment.
 
Just in time for the holidays.
 
Below is the Japanese special Yonex Ezone XP page:
 
http://www.yonex.co.jp/ezonexp/#cont-top
 
The slogan in Japan is:
 
"The Red Devil will put a curse of distance on you!"
 
Cool graphics on the website.  I like it!
 
http://www.fairwaygolfusa.com/index.php?main_page=advanced_search_result&keyword=yonex+xp&x=0&y=0
 
 
Heavy head but not heavy.
Why?
8 grams of tungsten in head counter balanced with 20 grams of tungsten in the butt end of the grip cancels out the heavy feeling of more head weight.
 
Why make the head heavy?
Heavy head = faster initial ball speed
http://www.fairwaygolfusa.com/index.php?main_page=advanced_search_result&keyword=yonex+xp&x=0&y=0
 
Adjustable hosel with 8 different loft settings where you can change the loft +/- 1.5degrees
so no excuses.
 
http://www.fairwaygolfusa.com/index.php?main_page=advanced_search_result&keyword=yonex+xp&x=0&y=0
Yonex Ezone XP line of products are available in drivers, fairway woods, hybrids and irons.
 
Irons go a long ways too!
 
 
If you have any questions, just shoot us an email to cs@fairwaygolfusa.com
 
JD
 
 

11/15/2013

TaylorMade Golf Introduces JetSpeed



I would say the Fujikura Speeder Shaft would be a great fit.

Get your Taylor Made JetSpeed at fairwaygolfusa.com

Taylor Made JetSpeed page

JD

2014 Japanese Golf Clubs - Bridgestone X-Blade, Mizuno MP Craft 513, Callaway Legacy Black Driver

Winter is the time when new Japanese Golf Equipment is announced.
 
Japan gets pretty cold in the winter time.
Right now in November on average, temperature is in the high 50s and as goes down to the 30s in the coldest days.
 
Japanese golfers seem to be excited about few of the models coming out this winter:
 
1. Bridgestone Tour Stage X-Blade Limited Irons
 
The Tour Stage X-Blade Limited is a combo set based on the following 3 models:
  • #3,4,5 iron on the 709CB iron
  • #6,7,8 on the 709MC iron
  • #9,P based on the 909 iron
4500 sets limited
with a Modus3 shaft, 7 piece set will cost about $1300
 
2. Mizuno MP Craft 513 Driver
 
Much like the MP series of irons, the driver is made to shape shots.
Trajectory is like an extension of irons
 
There is 2 models:  Power version and Normal version
 
Driver price is just under $800
 
3. Callaway Legacy Black Driver
 
Low spin, penetrating trajectory
 
There is a 460cc and 440cc
460cc is high trajectory draw biased for medium club head speed
440cc is penetrating trajectory for faster club head speed
 
Adjustable loft: -1 deg to +2deg
Adjustable face: Neutral or Draw
Adjustable sole weight:  2g, 7g, 12g
 
About $950 with stock shaft
$1100 with Tour AD GT or Motore Speeder 661
 
 
 
Wow, Japanese clubs are up there.
but you can count on quality and precision
 
JD
 
 

11/14/2013

PING WRX custom S55 irons with back grind and no paint fill!

Just received a set of S55 irons with Back Grind with no paint fill
 
 
Simple is best
 
 
The trailing edge has been ground down to narrow sole width.
Great for players with shallow swing angles
 
 
Of course you can request paint fills too!
many colors to choose from
 
S55 has been very popular on the PGA Tour players.
Many PING players has made the switch including Bubba Watson and Hunter Mahan
 
 
How would your PING irons look!
 
PING irons have many custom options.
Back grind is not he only grinding option.
 
You can etch your name on the hosel
get custom lie angle
custom paint fill
soft step, hard step
 
and much more!
 
For PING WRX customization, email us at cs@fairwaygolfusa.com
and our club experts will help you customize your PING irons!
 
JD
 

Mizuno Genem Golf Shoes in Japan

Mizuno Japan has a new golf shoes called GENEM

It is about fit.

Introductory Video:



At the 2013 Japan PGA show, Mizuno measured foot size and shoe size of 626 golfers

57% had the wrong sizing

The sizes that those Japanese golfers needed were equally divided in to EE, EEE, EEEE width.
(Japanese people have wide feet in general)

Came up with the shoes that fits the players based on the last needed.

Relaxed in the front
Snug in the back
Rounded insole
Stabilizer in the front and back
New spike system for ultimate grip

Made for Japan

I would love to see Mizuno golf shoes in the US again.

Good golf shoes starts with the right last (shape of sole) for your feet.

JD

11/13/2013

What are XXIO8 Japanese golf clubs? One of the best selling golf clubs in Japan

Touched a little on the new XXIO8 series of golf clubs introduced in Japan in previous blog.
 
But here is a little more information regarding the new XXIO8 golf clubs:
 
 
The concept of the new XXIO8 golf clubs was based on the maximizing Swing MOI.
 
Made the grip 10 gram lighter
Shaft 1 gram lighter
Increased head weight by 1 gram
 
Easier to swing, More distance
 
Light overall weight but not too light to swing.
 
XXIO is a brand of SRI (Sumitomo Rubber Incorporated) which owns the Srixon brand and Cleveland Golf.
 
XXIO8 will be making its way to the United States next year!
 
With the stock setup, I will recommend to mid to low swing speed players looking for more distance.
Especially recommended for ladies and seniors!
 
If interested, send us an email to cs@fairwaygolfusa.com
 
thanks
 
JD

11/11/2013

Chris Kirk wins with Tour Edge CB Pro in his bag! $499 fairway wood!

Here is what he had in his bag:

DRIVER: Callaway FT Optiforce (9.5 degree) with a Mitsubishi Diamana Plus White 62X shaft
FAIRWAY WOOD: Tour Edge Exotics CB Pro (13.5 degree) with a Mitsubishi Diamana 'ahina 80X shaft
HYBRID: Ping Anser (17 degree) with a Mitsubishi Diamana Plus White 92X shaft
IRONS: Callaway RAZR X Muscleback (3-9) with True Temper Tour Issue shafts
WEDGES: Callaway Mack Daddy 2 (47, 54, 58 degree) with True Temper Tour Issue shafts
PUTTER: Odyssey Tour Milled #1
BALL: Titleist Pro V1x

http://www.fairwaygolfusa.com/tour-edge-limited-edition-cb-pro-fairway-woods-p-64058.html
Tour Edge CB Pro fairway wood

available for order at fairwaygolfusa.com

Reach those long par 5's in 2!

JD

11/08/2013

Titleist 714 AP1, AP2, CB, MB now on shop floor! fairwaygolfusa.com pre-order report!

Today is the day NEW Titleist 714 irons officially hit the floor!
 
Titleist product players are pretty loyal to the brand and today is the special day.
 
Thanks to those who pre-ordered the products.  Boxes of irons are coming through our warehouse and our warehouse is working hard to deliver the new irons as fast as they can.
 
http://www.fairwaygolfusa.com/index.php?main_page=advanced_search_result&search_in_description=1&categories_id=1_133&multioption=1&cPath=1_133&index_manufacturers_id=&manufacturers_id=76
 
About 85% of all preorders placed at fairwaygolfusa.com were custom orders!!
It just proves there are many smart golfers out their who knows about equipment.  (Our club expert also helped many out too....)
 
Having the proper specification or setup to maximize your performance is key to scoring better.
Irons are the scoring clubs.  You need pin point accuracy.  You need to dial in to make sure that your intentions are executed by the golf equipment to place the ball where you want it to go.
 
Below is a list of popular models and shafts ordered during the pre-order stage.  It is not a list of what you should be playing but gives you an idea as to what people are liking:
 
By Model:
*AP2 52%
*MB 25%
*CB 12%
*AP1 11%
 
By Shaft:
*Dynamic Gold Tour Issue 14%
*KBS Tour 12%
*Dynamic Gold 12%
*Modus3 Tour 120 11%
*KBS C-Taper 9%
*Project X Steel 7%
*Aerotech Steelfiber i95 6%
*Modus3 Tour 130 3%
*Project X Pxi 3%
*NS 105T 3%
*True Temper XP 95 3%
 
other shafts:
*KBS Tour Black Nickel
*Mitsubishi Kurokage 65
*Tour AD 65i
*Dynalite Gold XP
*Dynamic Gold Sensicore
*Dynamic Gold SL
*NS Pro 950GH
*NS Pro 970
*VS Proto-T 75
*VS Proto-T 85
 
There were many with custom lie angles, length, grip which we can accommodate.
 
We can also take requests for Iomic Grips and No1 Grips too!
 
If you have any questions choosing the right setup for you new Titleist 714 irons, send us an email to cs@fairwaygolfusa.com
 
Enjoy the new clubs!
 
JD

11/07/2013

11/05/2013

Couples Closes Out 2013 Champions Tour Season with Charles Schwab Cup Championship Victory

Couples Closes Out 2013 Champions Tour Season with Charles Schwab Cup Championship Victory

Bridgestone J40 Dual Cavity Back irons w/ Steelfiber composite shaft
Bridgestone Tour B330 golf balls

At age 54, driving distance ranked #1 on the Champions Tour at 301.8 yards!

Go Freddie!

JD

Aerotech Steel Fiber used by Fred Couples!

We can see that Aerotech Steelfiber shaft usage is on the rise even with our custom build department.
 
Fred Couples won the Charles Schwab Cup (Champions Tour equivalent of the Tour Championship on the PGA Tour) with a 6 stroke victory!
 
http://www.fairwaygolfusa.com/aerotech-m-1066.html
 
 
Aerotech Steelfiber shafts are great combination of Steel (control) and Graphite (power)
 
We can see many golfers ordering the Miura, EPON, Bridgestone with the Aerotech Steelfiber shaft!
Once you swing it, you get hooked on it!
 
If you have any questions regarding which Steelfiber shaft fits your game, just send us an email to cs@fairwaygolfusa.com
 
Steelfiber by the numbers:
  • #1 composite iron shaft on the PGA Tour
  • 5 wins on the regular season
  • #2,3,6,12 FedEx Cup ranked players used Aerotech shafts
  • #1 composite iron shaft on the Champions Tour
Dominating!
 
JD

Speed Golf

This is what I want to try:

Speed Golf

 
Carry 5 to 6 clubs,
Run between shots,
Keep the flagstick in when putting,
Add your score and time to finish 18 holes
 
Current World record is:
 
Christopher Smith
5 under par (65)
in 44 minutes 06 seconds
 
 
someday, I will try
 
JD

11/04/2013

Vokey Cold Forged Wedge in Japan

As with many of the American golf companies, Japan gets their own original models. In Japan, Titleist sells Vokey Cold Forged Wedges.
 
 
This is the 2nd Japanese market specific model of Vokey Wedges.
 
 
Bob Vokey gathered input from Japanese Tour players and came up with the Cold Forged wedges.  The lineup features various grinds and smaller head size.
 
 
Sole grinds:
  • F Sole
  • R Sole
  • S Sole
  • K Sole
 
 
Would love to see these models in the US.
 
 
Looks like they are selling the wedges for about $200 in Japan.
 
 
JD

11/01/2013