Holiday gift guide: Ping, Super Stroke, GolfNow
Lauren Thompson shows you the latest gifts for golf lovers from Ping, Super Stroke and GolfNow Deal Caddy. Watch Morning Drive on Golf Channel.
Equipment: Bubba's prototype wedge, backup driver
Kelly Tilghman and Damon Hack talk with Mike Johnson, equipment editor for Golf World/Golf Digest, about the new Ping prototype wedge and backup driver Bubba Watson used to win the 2014 WGC-HSBC Champions in China. Plus, get the scoop on the new irons and drivers hitting the market in 2015. Watch Morning Drive on Golf Channel.
In Play: Don't get duped by counterfeit
In Play give you tips on how to avoid being duped making your next golf equipment purchase, and also offers advice for those who think they may have been victimized.
Fantasy: Start 'em or sit 'em for the Tour Champ.?
Ryan Lavner, the current leader of the Golf Channel Fantasy rankings, plays "Start 'Em or Sit 'Em?" with host, Bailey Mosier, for the 2014 Tour Championship.
In Play: Counterfeit Golf Clubs part 1
Golf equipment counterfeiting in the U.S. is a thriving hundred million dollar business. We focus on the efforts being made by the industry’s leading anti-counterfeiting group to fight this rampant problem, which not only affects golf equipment manufacturers but unknowing consumers as well. Part 1 of 2. Watch Part 2 .received a rattle in the club. Statler took the driver to a PGA Tour Superstore for repair. They sent it to Ping. And that is how he found out that he had bought a fake. I
In Play: Counterfeit Golf Clubs part 2
Golf equipment counterfeiting in the U.S. is a thriving hundred million dollar business. We focus on the efforts being made by the industry’s leading anti-counterfeiting group to fight this rampant problem, which not only affects golf equipment manufacturers but unknowing consumers as well. Part 2 of 2. Watch Part 1 .clubs aren't working for them, they have a bad experience on the golf course , maybe they don't come back again. Experts like Lisa Rogan say that you can buy safely online and even find discounts, but
Demo day: Inside the PGA Equipment Expo
Bailey Mosier is joined by several equipment professionals to discuss what is new at the PGA Expo Demo Day.we also have four loft adjustments. This is the only personal, portable, rechargeable battery operated cooling system . We call it a fogger because it doesn't get you wet, it just keeps you cool. Here's an opportunity for PGA professionals to test equipment in actual playing conditions. Really there's such an abundance of new products. P.G.A. professionals are testing them and they're
Tech talk: Cobra Design Lab
Damon Hack and Golf Digest equipment editor Mike Stachura discuss Cobra Golf's effort to design high-tech and colorful drivers, Bubba Watson's visit to Ping and what clubs Brendon Todd used to win the HP Bryon Nelson Championship. Watch Morning Drive 7AM ET.speaking of players that kind of bring, the masses to the game, Bubba Watson , I heard visited Ping. Recently the Masters champion. Is this a requirement of his contract? Why did he do this? No. Honestly,lunch. No doubt about it. And people are always interested in whatever, Bubba Watson is doing and playing. I'm always interested in when a player wins a tournament I always wanna know what's in that player's bag. Brendon Todd of course won, at the Nelson. Any cool things that he was carrying on that Sunday? Well, certainly, you know, you look at all the big companies and you certainly have some, tailor made product in the, in the metal woods and the irons. But you look at some small companies, he had a 14, wedge, 14 is a company from Japan that, that has had some success on the PGA tour . They've had as many as, 20 wedges in play, on a weekly basis. So, there's an opportunity for small companies, Rice. Had his putter, the Rife Titan putter, that he picked up about a year ago. So there are opportunities for small companies to get in the bag, but it's, it's a challenge, certainly. You mentioned these small companies. Can they compete long-term? Can they compete with the Titans and the tailor-mades who have such big. Advertising budgets. We see their commercials every weekend on the PGA Tour . Can you, can you compete in this environment, if you're a small company? No, in a, in a word, no, you can't. And I think that's, that's the challenge for a small con, company. I mean, we look at last year Henrik Stenson had a lot of success with. Piretti putters, it, helped Piretti sort of get it's name on the map. But Piretti is
Ping launches new, multi-material i25 driver
Produced for players of all abilities, the new, multi-material i25 driver from Ping is designed to reduce spin while increasing the launch angle for better distance and accuracy.
New edition: Ping releases i25 golf club series
Matt Ginella takes a look at Ping’s new i25 line of game-improvement golf clubs at 2014 PGA Merchandise Show at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL.Ping products. Remember two years ago they released the i20 family of golf clubs ? This year it's the i25. Any family starts with the big pop, the driver, has racing stripes this year. Those help not only visually with your alignment but also your swing pack. That also exists on the three wood,
Ping CEO Solheim focuses on club fitting
Gary Williams sits down with John Solheim, chairman and CEO of Ping, to talk about the latest golf club fitting technology and the need for growing the game. From 2014 PGA Merchandise Show at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla..mean time after time they won the following week and that includes Johnny Miller winning in the 61's and things like that. -Right. The levels of participation when you look at the numbers on an annual
'Tis the season: Gift ideas from Superstroke, Cobra, Ping
'Morning Drive’ host Matt Ginella takes a look at gifts for the avid golfer. Gift ideas in this special feature include Superstroke Flatso Line Putter Grips, Cobra Baffler XL Driver and Ping L8 Carry Bag.The gift ideas keep coming as we highlight some smart options for the avid golfer in your life. Today, we start with the SuperStroke Flatso Line Putter Grips. SuperStroke Flatso 1.7 is 1.7 inches in diameter and weighs 100 grams. You have cross traction technology for improved feel and tackiness. Flat top pentagonal design which increases shoulder rotation and decreases wrist activity creating more repeatable putting stroke. SuperStroke Flatso also comes in a 1.4for kids and comes in 4 different colors. Tomorrow, another day of gift ideas right here on Morning Drive.