So you have a “light draw” and you mark a 3 putt each nine. Who doesn’t? Given the onslaught of R&D golf has seen in the last few decades, with the right gear you can still keep your handicap at respectable levels.
Part of you doesn’t want to buy The Athlete any gift at all. He roughhouses at the Thanksgiving football game; he runs negative splits at the charity 5K; he seems to be toweling off every time your girlfriend is around. While we’re all worse for wear, he’s aging like a Rodin. But ultimately, he’s a good guy who just really likes to get the blood flowing. He whipped you into shape for Tough Mudder, remember? And who came along for a second opinion when you bought the used Cervelo? Who’s consistently willing to do an aerial chest bump? Yeah, that’s him. Go ahead, get him a little something nice for the holidays this year. We've got all the ideas you need.
Lexdray Vienna, Copenhagen and Dubai Bags
These limited-run packs are ready for globetrotting duty with water-resistant fabric and high-grade hardware. Black models come with black lining; blue models with camo. The Vienna is all-purpose, with pockets aplenty for laptops
Google Nexus 7
2.3 million. No, that's not how much Larry Page makes every time you do a search for "how to bake a potato". It's the number of pixels on Google's newest 7-inch Nexus 7 tablet, which also
As our friend Wesley Snipes once proudly imparted: always bet on black. TaylorMade heeded his advice with their R1 Black Driver ($350), a sinister version of their much-lauded white R1. We break it down.
As a general trend to more forgiving putter options for weekend warriors seemed to validate the putter's size and complexity, last year's TaylorMade Ghost Spider putter was an instant hit. But many golfers weren't sold. Some felt the Ghost Spider
Believing you have the best ball on the market is no small declaration, but TaylorMade firmly feels just that in their new PENTA TP5 ($46). They weren't joking or offering half-hearted proclamations either; these guys really believe it. One of
The average golfer often takes a, shall we say, labyrinthine route to the hole. Though at the end of the round a par is a par no matter how adventurous, it does highlight the importance of having solid short game
After taking the driver market by storm last year with the R11 there was only one thing left for TaylorMade to do. Tell all of the white paint detractors, “I told you so”. OK, maybe two things, as they
Recently, TaylorMade asked a handful of folks, including GP, to go hands-on with the all-new RocketBallz club franchise. Comprised of two new drivers, two new iron sets, and a golfball, the Rocketballz (aka RBZ) will hit shelves this Spring
When TaylorMade launched their Burner Irons they knew they had a great club. The Burner 2.0 has made TaylorMade the number one selling iron company in golf. While that was great for a large segment of the golfing
With the success of the original Spider Putter, TaylorMade has brought back the Ghost Spider Putter ($180), this time with a fresh coat of paint and a new face insert. Turns out the white finish is 80% more reflective
Vince Lombardi once said, "Only perfect practice makes perfect." True for football, also true for golf. Weighted golf clubs have been a hot training aid for years, but who wants to practice with a club they aren't actually going to play
This past Tuesday, TaylorMade unleashed the commanding new R11 Driver to frigid New Yorkers. In celebration TaylorMade and Golfsmith converted the 54th street block into a driving range -- in less than 7 hours. Gear Patrol had a pair of intervelometer equipped Canon 7D's on the ground
When it comes to golf, there's no rest for the weary engineers. The latest volley into the epic battle for longest, baddest driver continues with the upcoming TaylorMade R11. Using a small wrench (included), the driver allows for not one,
Unsheathing a driver always triggers a little excitement, no matter how many times I've done it. It's the anticipation that something spectacular could happen. The fact that it could be good or bad only adds to the rush. But
The start of the PGA Tour season is upon us and with it comes a new USGA rule governing grooves. The beloved U-groove that has been the gold standard for scoring wedges for years and is a vast improvement over
Because 5 Pieces Are Better Than, Well, Pretty Much Anything Less
It's not uncommon to see a stack of nondescript boxes littering the Gear Patrol mail room. Recently, found amidst said pile was a package from our good friends at Taylormade Golf containing the yet to be released Penta TP golf
When it comes to customization, Taylormade gives you the shaft.
I have long envied tour players, what with their golf clubs fitted down to the n'th degree. You see, we mere mortal men may buy the same clubs, but they bear little resemblance to what you see used on tour
I play golf in the northeast where summer months bring lots of humidity. The last thing that you want to experience is feeling the club slip when you swing. A lot of gloves on the market today simply don't
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
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
Dark, cold and seriously sinister. This is the club for the evil geniuses among you. Featuring four Moveable Weight Technology ports, TaylorMade Mens r7 SuperQuad Driver can be set up in one of 120 ways with a variety of four