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Launch Pad fall 2014
By Tom Landers | Published  10/13/2014 | New on the Tee | Unrated
Launch Pad fall 2014
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2014 LaunchPad

TaylorMade RSi Irons
TaylorMade’s new RSi irons feature Face Slot Technology, which provides greater consistency across the face, giving players improved performance on miss-hits. The company has taken everything it has learned from the development of Speed Pocket technology (originally introduced in its RocketBallz fairway woods) and applied it to the iron face to activate the toe and heel areas to provide more uniform flexion across the face and protect ball speed on off-center hits. Only available with RSi, Face Slots are found in the 3- through 8-irons. Positioned at the toe and heel, just outside the score lines and vertically spanning 35 to 38 millimeters (depending on the iron number), the slots are cut all the way through the face and filled with a durable epoxy compound. The heel and toe slots allow the face to flex easily and protect ball speed for more consistent distance across the face.


Titleist 915 Drivers
Available in golf shops worldwide beginning Nov. 14, the Titleist 915D2 and 915D3 feature a proprietary Active Recoil Channel, a long, wide and deep sole channel that actively flexes at impact and recoils to launch the ball off the face with higher speed and lower spin; a Radial Speed Face, a high-speed forged face insert with a radially thinner perimeter in the heel and toe, which works with the Active Recoil Channel to increase ball speed on off-center hits; and a precise, high-MOI design with a low and deep center of gravity location that delivers stability and forgiveness by preserving off-center ball speed for more distance more often.

Price: $449

  GOLFSTR: Straight Arm Brain Trainer

Wear GOLFSTR in practice or while you play 18 holes as a gentle reminder to keep your arm straight on the swing for more power and consistent hits. Repeating perfect hits with the straight arm swing builds muscle memory and can possibly lower your score by about 10 strokes. One size fits all. Available in right- or left-handed models with black or white arm band.
$29.99 •


CHAMP’s new C Grips line are offered in five distinct models, C2, C4, C6 and C8 for full-swing clubs and C1 for putters. The C8 ($15.99) features highest grade materials, including a new optimum feel Thermoplastic Olefin compound infused with Kevlar for torque control and wear resistance, and an anti-shock layer and tacky texture that combine to create feel and comfort in all weather conditions. The C6 ($9.99) is a two-tone rubber grip available in non-cord, half-cord and full-cord options, designed with extra support to dampen vibration and provide repeatable performance. The C4 ($5.99) features an all-rubber grip with unique diamond and curve design that delivers optimal control and feel, and a convenient hand position guide. The C2 ($3.99) features CHAMP’s diamond design pattern for comfort and control. The C1 ((starting at $12.99) is made from a soft, lightweight and superb feeling polyurethane material, and incorporates a flat front design and diamond pattern for control on the greens.

  Ping G30 Driver

The G30 driver has “crown turbulators” in the clubhead to help generate greater speed and ball velocity for consistently longer drives. New T9S face material is strong, lightweight and thin, optimizing face deflection for even higher ball speeds and longer drives. With Trajectory Tuning+ Technology, you can fine-tune launch conditions using five settings and two full degrees of loft adjustability. The driver’s center of gravity is the lowest and farthest back of any PING model, ensuring optimal launch conditions and an even higher moment of inertia in both axes for extreme forgiveness and maximum energy transfer. A new high-strength, lightweight T9S titanium face is thinner and hotter to optimize face deflection for faster ball speeds. Another source of power is the TFC 419D high-balance-point shaft. The CG is closer to the grip end, allowing for a heavier head, which increases the MOI and contributes to the extremely low CG.


Trion: Z
The Duo-Loop Wristband by Colantotte Trion:Z combines a new look with the magnetic technology found in all Colantotte Trion:Z Products. The double silicone bands and new color combinations create an energetic look and a comfortable water proof design. The Duo-Loop Wristband contains two, (1,000 Gauss) magnets arranged in our Alternating North-South Polarity Orientation to create a larger magnetic field flow. The Duo-Loop is
available in 3 sizes and 6 different colors.

Price: $24.99