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2012 PGA Merchandize Show BUZZ
Tom Landers
By Tom Landers
Published on 02/9/2012

Hot Products from the 2012 PGA Merchandise Show
2012 PGA Show BUZZ, Golf Magazine

We are just back from the PGA Merchandise Show and have compiled a list of items that were the BUZZ of the show. The Front 9 represents HOT items from some of the major manufacturers in the industry and the Back 9 represents offerings from some lesser known companies whose products are climbing the leaderboard! Just like every great golf course, the order is not a ranking.


1 TaylorMade RBZ family
Just when you thought they couldn’t improve on the Burner 2.0, along comes Rocketballz!

2 Ping i20 ironsCould these be the 21st century
Eye 2’s?

3 Wilson Ci11 irons
Wilson Staff, seriously? These sticks just may make you feel like a pro.  Seriously!

4 Titleist Velocity
 – When Titleist launches a new ball, attention must be given.

5 Tour Edge XCG5 irons
Famous for their Exotics line, Tour Edge now has raised the bar in the game improvement category.

6 Adams Fast 12 LS driver
The company that’s led the way in hybrid sets shows they know a thing or two about the big sticks.


7 Mizuno JPX FLI-HI DLR'sDon’t be too quick to call these hybrids. These are true long iron replacements.

8 Bridgestone dual dimple B330 series
From tour player to skilled players with slower swing speeds, the B330 series performs.


9 Cobra AMP seriesEveryone wondered what direction this brand would take after the dust settled from the Puma acquisition. The answer, Performance with flair!

Back 9

10 Medicus VisionTrack Pro
Simplicity is what really makes a great training tool. The VisionTrack nails it.


11 Plop RSVP2 putterThe floating hosel center attached shaft is truly unique. The lack of torsional twist is money!

12 SuperStroke Splash Belly Putter GripThis one had us all saying, “why didn’t I think of this?”

GolfBuddy Voice GPSGreat “out of the box” approach to making GPS even more user friendly.

Axis 1 PuttersDon’t let the Axis 1’s unique shape steer you away, this baby works.

15 Fujikura Shaft App for iPhone
If you’re the tech type this may be your new best friend.

16 Innovex Golf Balls
Taking on the big boys in the golf ball market is an ambitious task, but based on the 3 rounds we put these in play, Innovex’s lower priced alternatives are certainly up to the challenge.

17 SKLZ Power Wedge
As psycho-ergonomic as it gets. Kinesthetic and auditory feedback to perform the critical move of ‘getting to your left side!’

18 STX XForm putters
Not form over function or even form following function but form fused with function.  Love at first sight!

“19th Hole” – TaylorMade’s party featuring George Thorogood and the Destroyers – Truly Bad to the bone!