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A hidden gem

Nike VR_S Covert

Even if you’re sidelined by bitter weather, we doubt you’ll take umbrage with the newest member of the Nike club (how clever) — the VR_S Covert ($299+). Available in February 2013, Nike’s sharp new red driver sports a High Speed Cavity Back, bringing a technology once reserved only for irons to a fairway near you….

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For once, it's good to be two-faced

Odyssey Flip Face Putter

The one true constant of playing various courses — outside of being scoffed at by the regulars — is that the greens will be totally different. Fast or slow, firm or soft, mowed tight or recently aerated. Finding consistent putting surfaces can drive you mad. Owning two putters seems ludicrous, but given the variability in…

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Adjusting a winning formula

Callaway RAZR Fit Driver

The latest offering from Callaway Golf represents a considerable improvement from their earlier drivers, as well as a change in corporate philosophy. The new RAZR Fit Driver ($400) marks the company’s first foray into adjustable drivers. So-called OptiFit technology offers golfers two movable weights (2/12 grams) and an adjustable hosel (open, neutral, closed). While it…

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Forget Fore, Yell "Incoming!"

Cobra Long Tom Driver

Cobra first introduced the Long Tom driver back in the 1970′s. At the time, its 46″ shaft may have been considered excessive, but considering that many of today’s drivers are close to, if not longer, Cobra was ahead of their time. Today’s next generation boasts a full four feet of ball smashing goodness. Yeah, you…

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Because You Can't Hit What You Can't See

Odyssey White Ice 2-Ball Putter

When one thinks about innovation in golf design, it’s hard not to conjure the infamous shape of the Odyssey 2-Ball. When it was first released back in 2001, the 2-Ball’s aesthetics seemed decidedly funky. However, it didn’t take golfers long to figure out the most important thing about the putter and its revolutionary alignment-friendly design…

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Putt Like With A Girl

C-Groove Putters by Yes! Golf

In the world of golf equipment, technology evolves fast. Even dedicated golfers can have trouble keeping up with the latest in advanced materials, club design, COR, MOI, adjustable heads, interchangeable shafts, and what have you.  Modern golfers have found more length and forgiveness by exploiting these upgrades – for at least 13 clubs in their…

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SKLZ Gyro Swing

How Are You Supposed To Keep Your Head Still At 20,000 RPM? I’m an avid golfer with a dirty little secret. I hate practice. Unfortunately, this puts me at a philosophical impasse with my game. After all, not everyone has the discipline of GP’s managing editor, a stalwart range-rat capable of spending all day banging…

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TaylorMade Drivers: Burner vs. r7 Limited

Are you a Bomber or a Technician? While putting may be universally accepted as the most important aspect of golf, I believe that driving is the key to enjoying golf. Poor driving puts tremendous pressure on the rest of your game. Yes, missing a short birdie putt makes you sick, but a poor drive precludes…

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Drive 4 Show, Putt 4 Dough Giveaway – We Have A Winner!

So let’s run down the numbers… 1,387 of you guys, including 48 women (we assume many of your significant others) entered the Gear Patrol & TaylorMade Drive 4 Show, Putt 4 Dough Giveaway. Here some of what we learned: 50% of you guys liked giving your buddies beef about their golf game (using our email…

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Drive 4 Show, Putt 4 Dough Giveaway – Choosing A Winner Monday, October 6

Win A TaylorMade Tour Burner Driver & Monza Rossa Spider Putter Wow. You guys sure do like golf clubs. Over 1300 Gear Patrol faithfuls entered the Gear Patrol & TaylorMade Drive 4 Show, Putt 4 Dough Giveaway. Damn. We know you’re eagerly awaiting an announcement so here’s the update. We’re furiously sorting through all the…

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Drive 4 Show, Putt 4 Dough Giveaway – Two Days Left To Enter!

Win A TaylorMade Tour Burner Driver & Monza Rossa Spider Putter As of this morning, over a thousand of you have entered the Drive 4 Show, Putt 4 Dough Giveaway! And why not, what guy doesn’t want TayorMade’s smoking hot Tour Burner Driver & Monza Rossa Spider Putter. Don’t Forget: You have until midnight tomorrow…

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Ping G10 Series Clubs

Ping has dropped a veritable gauntlet of new clubs with the G10 and G10 series woods, irons and hybrids. It’s a bevy of game improvement clubs that epitomize Ping’s innovations. The G10 Irons feature a new cavity design that utilize low toe weighting, a new cavity shape and a wider sole. The Custom Tuning Port…

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TaylorMade Daytona Rossa CGB Putter

The new putter from TaylorMade basically breaks down putting to this… it’s all about the launch. Their new anti-skid groove system insert (AGSI) is desined to reduce backspin and increase forward roll. That’s where you need to stop reading because it gets way too technical after that. Just know that striking the ball with this…

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Callaway X-Tour Irons

It’s one of the most talked-about debuts on tour this season. The new X-Tour Irons are now in the bags of players like Phil Mickelson, Annika Sorenstam and Charles Howell III.Forged 1020 Carbon Steel Body: The X-Tour’s advanced two-piece design features a forged 1020 carbon steel body, with a forged 1020 carbon steel face welded…