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Tom Landers
 
By Tom Landers
Published on 11/22/2007
 

The Perfect Gift Guide 2007
Almost Golf
Finally, an off-course practice ball that performs
The Point 3 from almostGOLF allows you to practice or play anywhere. The Point 3 combines tour quality flight characteristics (trajectory and spin) with safety unmatched by any other practice ball on the market. Weighing just 13.5 grams the Point 3 carries 1/3 the distance that you would hit a traditional golf ball. Its patented solid core with internal pressure design creates the optimum weight for limited distance performance. The Point 3 has a COR rating of .32 (Point 3). As a result it has realistic launch angle and spin off the clubface, so you can safely hit true fades, draws and even backspin shots to help accurately diagnose and correct swing flaws while practicing. Now juniors, beginners and serious players can get real practice time in their backyard, schoolyard or on any playing field without the inconvenience of having to go to the golf course or range. Practice trouble shots and difficult lies anytime, anywhere without the worry of hurting anything. Unlike hollow plastic, “wiffle-type” or foam balls, the Point3 flies like a golf ball when struck and won’t deform.  Point 3’s even float if you want to hit wedge shots into the pool! This product is proudly endorsed by Dave Pelz and used in his golf schools nationwide.  
• 800-998-1077 • www.almostgolf.com

Fairway Skins
Fairway Skins has produced a beautiful ladies line of very high quality golfing gloves and small zippered pouches, made of 100% Cabretta leather and sporting beautiful antique botanical designs. The bright colors, soft quality and high performance of the gloves make them an elegant complement to any ladies golf ensemble. The 4” by 5” pouches are lined and are designed to hold cash, credit cards, a camera or cell phone and can attach to any golf bag. Due to the very attractive packaging, both products make wonderful gifts or as tournament and tee prizes..

• www.fairwayskins.com • 415-457-0280

Swing Speed Radar® with Tempo Timer 
The Swing Speed Radar® with Tempo Timer is a small, inexpensive microwave Doppler radar velocity sensor that measures the swing speed and tempo rhythm for golfers of all ages and skill levels.  It assists players in developing/optimizing their swing with immediate feedback of ACTUAL TEMPO TIME from club takeaway to ball impact, as well as the SWING SPEED of the clubhead as it approaches the ball.  Inexpensively priced at $149.95, the Swing Speed Radar® with Tempo Timer performs the function of two instruments. Featuring simple one-button operation, it provides unmatched utility in a single, affordable device.  It is the practical choice of clubmakers and instructors who want the flexibility and convenience of use in the field as well as at their home-based hitting stations.  It is rapidly gaining widespread use by golfers who are striving to optimize their swing mechanics for their best distance, control, consistency and accuracy. See it on TV!!  The Swing Speed Radar® with Tempo Timer is endorsed by leading instructor Jim McLean, and is used at all top-rated Jim McLean Golf Schools.  Please visit our web site at 

• www.swingspeedradar.com 

Trion: Z Bracelet & Necklace
The Trion-Z is one of the latest advancements in cool gear, designed to provide therapeutic relief through the use of magnet technology. By wearing the wristband, Trion-Z claims the bands have a relaxing effect, helping golfers better focus and control their emotions under stressful situations. Golf is tough enough.
• www.trionZ.com

P3 Putting Training Aid
The P3 Putting Training Aid is the simplest, most effective, putting training aid available. The unique split handles of The P3 forces the golfer to use the larger muscles in the arms and shoulders to create a perfect pendulum putting stroke. The P3 eliminate the use of the hands and wrists in the putting stroke thus helping golfers of all skill levels make more putts. The P3 is guaranteed to lower your score by 3 to 5 shots, you have nothing to lose but strokes. Practice with the putting aid that professional golfers use, Order your P3 today at
• www.p3putter.com or call 888-737-8883.

UST ProforceV2

 Played by Jim Furyk, Davis Love III, Cristie Kerr and many other Tour professional, the Proforce V2 is has a firm tip section and is designed for players looking for a more penetrating ball flight. The low torque maximizes stability for the larger driver heads
800-621-6728 • www.USTGolfShaft.com

Bionic Golf Glove

The Bionic Golf Glove is unlike traditional golf gloves because it helps regain club control. With innovative features based on anatomy, the Bionic Glove combats hand characteristics that interfere with game play. The result of Bionic technology is better accuracy with each shot and greater grip strength.
www.bionicgloves.com • 800-297-8695

Bag Boy Express 180 Push Cart 
Ergonomically designed, three wheel push carts allow you to effortlessly push your clubs around the course.  Bag Boy’s Express 180 push cart proves this and boasts many other added benefits, including the patent-pending 180 degree folding front wheel.  The Express 180’s features include a deluxe scorecard holder, built-in beverage holder, umbrella holder, hand-activated parking break, storage compartment and an adjustable handle that fits golfers of all heights.  Bag Boy’s Express 180’s ultra lightweight tubing and simple bush button folding mechanism allow quick and easy storage and transportation of the cart, while the maintenance free 12” non flat tires allow you to relax and concentrate on your game.  The Express 180 is available in black, navy, silver red and white.
 The Bag Boy Company has been providing outstanding customers service and innovative products for over 60 years.  The Bag Boy Company is a division of Dynamic Brands and designs and manufactures golf bags, push carts, travel covers, accessories and AMF Golf products.
www.bagboycompany.com  • 800-955-2269

Ballfinder Scout

The Ballfinder Scout™ is a new innovative electronic device developed to locate lost golf balls using a Proprietary digital imaging system. The 3.2 megapixel imager locates golf balls within seconds at 35 feet when only 3 dimples are visible. The Ballfinder Scout™ will revolutionize the way you play golf by speeding up play so you spend more time making shots and less time hunting for lost balls while reducing the cost of replacing lost expensive brand name golf balls. To operate the Ballfinder SCOUT™ simply point in the direction the ball was lost, press the button and wait for the Ballfinder SCOUT™ to locate the ball, once it has, the Ballfinder SCOUT™ will display the location of the ball on the color LED screen, and directional lights will guide you to your ball. The Ballfinder SCOUT™ is fully endorsed by golf legend Nick Faldo. Regularly $179.00, however readers of Golfing Magazine receive $20 off regular pricing for a special price $159.00 www.Ballfinders.com

Explanar
Butch Harmon calls the Explanar “The best teaching aid I’ve ever seen”.
The Explanar is multi-adjustable allowing a golfer to set it to their optimum plane. The golfer uses a weighted Power Roller not a conventional golf club. The Power Roller stretches and trains the specific muscles used in the golf swing rapidly effecting motor-skill change, often misinterpreted as muscle memory.  The Explanar Home System is only $799 and comes with a 30 day mony back guarantee. 
866 975 2627 • www.explanar.com

TaylorMade Burner TP Fairway Woods
The Burner TP fairway woods are designed more for the better players, carrying TaylorMade’s “tour preferred” designation.  Burner TP fairway woods come with a SuperFast RE*AX TP 65-gram shaft with .335” tip, which combines a high kickpoint with low torque to promote a lower, penetrating trajectory and give more skilled players more control.
$295 graphite or $240 steel. • www.taylormadegolf.com

E21 Golf Scandium Shafts
Each e21 shaft is made from a single piece of Scandium Alloy resulting in unmatched consistency from club to club as well as unprecedented accuracy and an industry leading torque of as low as 1.4°. Variable wall thickness and the alloy’s high tensile strength results in a vibration dampening system called ShockBlok(TM) with 270% better shock attenuation than steel shafts.  • www.e21golf.com

F2 Plus Series Irons
This iron set is incredibly functional. With the face forward and hosel back design, the ball is struck and leaves the clubface before grass or sand can cause any twisting. The F2 series irons give you a larger hitting area and bigger sweet spot. Designed with a  graduated sole, sole thickness increases from the 4-iron to pitching wedge, making them hittable from any lie. 800-510-5608 • www.F2Golf.com



QOLF ChipShot
A cross between golf and croquet, QOLF ChipShot is a backyard training tool that is ideal for golfers to practice chipping, while also serving as a fun “at home” golf learning tool for juniors and newcomers to the game. 
The objective of the QOLF game is for each participant -- utilizing a golf pitching wedge -- to hit a specially designed plastic QOLFball through a specially designed frame arch within a minimum amount of strokes. 
QOLF ChipShot offers a fun new way to practice chipping, while offering golfers of all playing levels, including juniors, an easy-to-use practice tool that provides a test of accuracy, touch and skill. QOLF ChipShot features one QOLF frame arch and 8 limited flight QOLFballs.  Suggested retail price is $19.95.  Available at www.qolf.com • 888.426.6348

TaylorMade’s new Tour Preferred Red and Black with LDP Aerodynamics
The new Tour Preferred Red is a four-piece ball designed for higher spin players who want the ultimate in tour performance. The new Tour Preferred Black is a three-piece ball designed for lower spin players who want soft feel, fast ball speed, increased distance and tour-caliber spin. Both incorporate TaylorMade’s proprietary Low Drag Performance (LDP) aerodynamics to promote improved distance on the most common driver mis-hits, which occur on the upper portion of the clubface. LDP was developed to help golfers achieve longer average driving distance.
TaylorMade testing indicates that LDP works best for players whose average driver-spin ranges between 1,600 and 3,000 rpm. That means that the window of optimal driver-spin, which used to range from 2,400 to 2,800 rpm, is larger for players using balls with LDP.
• www.TaylorMadeGolf.com

Warrior Custom Wedges
Warrior’s Custom Wedges create excellent spin with deep-cut grooves that don’t cut or bruise the ball. The friction created by the closely placed grooves imparts consistent shot control. For a limited time, pay just shipping and handling and get a gap, sand and lob wedge for FREE. •
800-600-5113 • www.warriorcustomgolf.com

Trion:Z  Palette Titanium bracelets 
An upscale partner to its highly successful dual-banded sports bracelets and necklaces, the Palette Mag-Titan is a more dressy version of the Trion:Z technology delivering its therapeutic benefits from the locker room to the Boardroom and more formal social gatherings. The clean lines of the Titanium band are complemented with a touch of color with its smart cloisonné accents.  But don’t let its luxurious looks fool you.  It’s packed with Trion:Z technology. Trion:Z products are already worn by hundreds of professional athletes worldwide on the courts, fields, and tracks of Tennis, Basketball, Football, Baseball, Volleyball, Racing and Action Sports and over 250 Pros on the PGA TOUR, LPGA Tour, and Champions Tour.
 •  www.trionZ.com

ClicGear Golf Cart 
This is a truly innovative 3 wheel push cart built to exacting standards of quality and finish and was voted “Best New Product” at the 2007 PGA Merchandise Show. The cart is a full-size push cart that folds to a sub-compact 24” x 13” X 15” and easily fits into the smallest of trunks. Comes in 5 colors.  • www.clicgearusa.com

Travalite Gift Guide 
Is your Golf Travel Bag so big and cumbersome that you are tempted to just leave your clubs at home? Then... Meet the 7 lb Trav-A-Lite! Unlike cases that cover your bag Trav-A-Lite is the bag! Just remove the lid and you are ready to Play!
Eagle II is an airline approved, hard shell, hybrid travel bag with plenty of pockets and good looks. Available in many attractive colors, Eagle II offers everything you need for an  extended trip. It will hold 14+ clubs including 47.75” 460 cc oversize drivers. Colors: All/Black,  Black/Dark Khaki, Black/Blue,  Black/Red  Black/Silver,  Black/Gold  $174.95  Trav-A-lite Golf • www.travalite.com 
Cranford, NJ, Tel 800-898-1261 

TaylorMade Burner XD Irons
The Burner XD irons incorporates the distance-enhancing technologies that have made the Burner driver a huge success.
The clubhead is stainless steel and the clubface is titanium. The thin titanium faceplate is attached to the oversized body through a process called “lip encasement,” a term for mechanically uniting two different materials. On the back of the clubhead is TaylorMade’s Inverted Cone Technology (ICT) that expands the sweet spot and maskes the Burner XD extraordinarily forgiving and easy to hit. The Burner XD irons come in 3-iron through 9-iron, plus pitching wedge, attack wedge, sand wedge and lob wedge. Left-handed available. 168 per club in graphite
 www.taylormadegolf.com