Golf Balls to Help Golfers Stay Ahead

By Bill KliewerNovember 11, 2008, 5:00 pm
The game of golf has changed drastically since its origins, thanks largely to technological innovations in equipment. Of course, its not just the clubs that have changed but the balls, as well. Every golfer should help themselves by taking advantage of the best balls on the market, and the options below are all winners.
Nike Power Distance Series
Nikes Power Distance series offers three types of balls to suit a variety of preferences for mid- to high handicappers. The Soft design delivers extraordinary feel, the Straight ball hangs in the air just a bit longer for maximum carry and the Long offers high-octane initial velocity for incredible power. Each ball features a Super Flex Core on the inside to help cut down on sidespin and provide ideal feedback at impact.

Titleist NFL Logo DT Roll Golf Balls
Football fans can proudly display their allegiances on the course with the NFL Logo DT Roll balls, available in 25 different team designs. Titleist also made sure to pack these babies with the top performance features available: a cover that provides soft feel and ideal greenside control, plus a responsive core for a penetrating ball flight. With the holidays just around the corner, they make perfect stocking stuffers for the sports fanatic in the family.

Bridgestone e7+
Engineered for players seeking longer distance and medium-to-high ball flight, the e7+ helps golfers achieve a piercing trajectory even in windy conditions. The inner core and mantle, which add power to shots, are wrapped in a seamless cover for uniform dimple coverage on the entire ball surface. This provides superior aerodynamics, so golfers can hit with Tour-proven consistency and pinpoint accuracy.

Precept Lady iQ 180 Series Golf Balls
Perhaps the softest womens golf ball on the market, the Lady IQ 180, was developed for optimal performance at slower swing speeds. The core features Gradational Compression Technology that adds distance with all clubs, while the cover reduces sidespin to improve accuracy. The balls come in four bright colors, including pink, clear, white and pink/yellow for an exciting look to go along with the performance-enhancing features.

Srixon Soft Feel
Ideal for a wide range of players, this balls core becomes progressively softer toward the center to maximize energy transfer for greater distance from tee to green. It also helps produce higher trajectory and greater lift for a high, long ball flight while offering a soft, buttery feel that any golfer can appreciate. The Hit Straight alignment aid provides the clear path toward the intended target to put fun back into the game.

Bill Kliewer is Senior Equipment Advisor of The Golf Warehouse (, the worlds largest online golf store.

Cabreras take 1-shot lead in Father/Son

By Associated PressDecember 16, 2017, 11:23 pm

ORLANDO, Fla. - Two-time major champion Angel Cabrera and Angel Cabrera Jr. birdied their last three holes for a 13-under 59 to take a one-shot lead Saturday in the PNC Father-Son Challenge.

Cabrera, a Masters and U.S. Open champion, is making his debut in this popular 36-hole scramble. His son said he practiced hard for 10 days. What helped put him at ease was watching his father make so many putts.

''We combined very well,'' Cabrera said. ''When I hit a bad shot, he hit a good one. That's the key.''

They had a one-shot lead over Mark O'Meara and Shaun O'Meara, who are playing for the first time. That included a birdie on the last hole, which O'Meara attributed to the strength of his son.

''My little man hit it 58 yards by me on the 18th,'' said O'Meara, the Masters and British Open champion in 1998. ''It's a little easier coming in with a 6-iron.''

Defending champions David Duval and Nick Karavites rallied over the back nine at the Ritz-Carlton Golf Club for a 61. They are trying to become the first father-son team to repeat as winners since Bernhard and Stefan Langer in 2006. Larry Nelson won two years in a row in 2007 and 2008, but with different sons.

''I'd imagine we have to break 60 tomorrow to have a chance to win, but hey, stranger things have happened,'' Duval said. ''I've even done it myself.''

Duval shot 59 at the Bob Hope Classic to win in 1999 on his way to reaching No. 1 in the world that year.

Duval and his stepson were tied with Bernhard Langer and 17-year-old Jason Langer, who made two eagles on the last five holes. This Langer tandem won in 2014.

Jack Nicklaus, playing with grandson G.T., opened with a 68.

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Woods' 2018 schedule coming into focus ... or is it?

By Golf Channel DigitalDecember 16, 2017, 5:46 pm

Two weeks after his successful return to competition at the Hero World Challenge, Tiger Woods’ 2018 schedule may be coming into focus.

Golfweek reported on Saturday that Woods hopes to play the Genesis Open in February according to an unidentified source with “direct knowledge of the situation.”

Woods’ agent Mark Steinberg declined to confirm the 14-time major champion would play the event and told that Woods – who underwent fusion surgery to his lower back in April – is still formulating his ’18 schedule.

Woods’ foundation is the host organization for the Genesis Open and the event supports the Tiger Woods Learning Center in Anaheim, Calif.

The Genesis Open would be Woods’ first start on the PGA Tour since he missed the cut last January at the Farmers Insurance Open.

Rose weathering delayed Indonesian Masters

By Associated PressDecember 16, 2017, 3:52 pm

JAKARTA, Indonesia - Justin Rose held a three-stroke lead after eight holes of the third round Saturday when play was suspended for the day due to bad weather at the Indonesian Masters.

Rose was 3-under on the day and led his playing partners Kiradech Aphibarnrat and Scott Vincent. The Englishman led both players by a stroke after the second round was completed Saturday morning due to weather delays on Friday.

Brandt Snedeker withdrew with apparent heat exhaustion on Friday on the 11th hole of the second round. Ranked 51st in the world, he flew to Jakarta looking to move inside the top 50 by the end of the year and ensure a spot in next year's Masters.

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Lexi (wrist) WDs from Diamond Resorts Invitational

By Golf Channel DigitalDecember 15, 2017, 11:27 pm

Lexi Thompson on Friday withdrew from the Diamond Resorts Invitational, citing inflammation in her wrist. Thompson, who teamed with Tony Finau to finish tied for fourth place in last week's QBE Shootout, said she is under strict doctor's order not to hit golf balls until mid-January.

The Diamond Resorts Invitational is scheduled Jan. 12-14 at Tranquilo Golf Club in Orlando, Fla. The field for te 54-hole event includes LPGA and PGA Tour Champions players, as well as celebrities from the worlds or sports and entertainment.