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Callaway X Hot Irons will increase ball speed


Being a Ccallaway since the callaway legacy forged irons, I find this  X-Hot set to be no exception to the excellent quality I’m used to. Great balance to the club, a good feel.These clubs sit nicely and have a good feel from one club to the next. The look great and sound even better.

Callaway Golf calls its X Hot set “aggressive irons” that produce “measurable distance gains” over previous generation Callaway irons. In them, Callaway takes the “Speed Frame Face Technology” it’s been using in its drivers and utilized it in irons. That tech is designed to create a better transfer of energy from clubface to golf ball, thereby boosting ball speed and distance performance.

These irons also use a Deep Undercut Cavity design to move the center of gravity lower (helping with launch) and move the “hottest” part of the clubface lower, as well.These irons also incorporate “Feel Management Technology” in the back of the clubhead, for crisper feel and sound.This employ a thinner face design for improved ballspeed. That’s not new, but through a unique undercut cavity, the X Hot irons are designed to lower the area of the face that is most flexible in an effort to put it in line with where most iron shot impacts occur: low on the face.

The Callaway X Hot irons are all about more distance. The styling is reminiscent of the Razr X and all the previous generations of Callaway’s most forgiving irons, so there are no surprises there.Callaway has kept the proven features from these models in the thru-bore hosel and the Razr weighting on the back of the trailing edge to lower the centre of gravity. This is raised up so that the wide sole is kept to a good size and goes through the turf well, especially from the rough and semi-rough.The main change is the speed frame design that Callaway say will increase ball speed by about 3mph resulting in a distance gain of around 7 yards.

“The X Hot Irons have been meticulously engineered – both in terms of physical characteristics and club configuration–to increase ball speed and promote overall distance optimization,” said Alan Hocknell, Callaway’s Senior Vice President, research and  development. “And in doing so I think we have raised the bar and created the standard in distance for the irons category.”The new irons borrow a piece of technology long seen in its driver technology. The irons look to increase energy efficiency on hits by optimizing stiffness to different degrees across the face.

Born from Callaway complete performance, they have created the new standard in distance for the irons category, allowing golfers to hit a 7-iron where they used to hit a 6. Renowned accuracy is just the beginning with an undercut cavity and Speed Frame Face Technology that make the face hotter, especially on the low CG, and new feel management technology that promotes crisp, dynamic feel at higher ball speeds. Without question, these are the longest irons in golf.

All in all,these are the best clubs on the market if you are looking for a game improvement club these are the ones you need, took 10 off every round since i got them .These cheap golf clubs australia are awesome,they have increased my distance by 10 yards per club.

Swing on a flatter plane

To draw the ball,the first thing you need to have is the right image. Begin by setting your sights on a spot to the right of your target. This is your starting line. Now, imagine your ball beginning on that line and curving left, back to the target. Visualizing your shot will send valuable information to your muscles and help turn that image into a reality.

A steep swing encourages an open clubface and, thus, a slice. To fix this, you have to swing on a flatter plane with ping g25 driver for sale, and that starts at address.

Begin by bending over more during setup. This steepens your shoulder plane. Your arms now will swing on a flatter plane, allowing you to create a neutral, shallow hit. A flatter arm swing also will encourage your clubface to close through impact, thus bending the ball to the left.

Improper grip position and grip pressure are two of the biggest factors that cause a slice. To ensure that you keep the ball out of the right rough, I want you to first make sure your hands are in a position that encourages a closing clubface. This means adopting a neutral or strong grip where both hands are rotated more to the right on the shaft.

Secondly, realize that the harder you squeeze, the more likely you’ll slice! If you really want to bend it left, make sure you adopt ping g25 irons for sale where the hands and arms are soft and relaxed. On a scale of 1 to 10, with 10 being the tightest pressure, I want you to feel that a hook would happen at a level “3.”

Michael Hendry a shot to break Kiwi drought


Michael Hendry is trying to treat this week’s New Zealand Open like any other tournament.

The 34-year-old North Harbour pro, who has won the NZ PGA Championship the past two years at The Hills TaylorMade R11s Driver, is the Kiwi favourite heading into the National Open at The Hills and Millbrook.

The Japan Tour pro, who has been the most talked about player in the build-up to the event, is looking forward to continuing his love affair with The Hills in tomorrow’s opening round of the PGA Tour of Australasia event that carries a purse of NZ$900,000.

“There is a certain level of pressure you put on yourself because you know you can play pretty well around this golf course but you’ve just got to go into it like it’s any other tournament,” said Hendry.

“Personally I don’t come into every event thinking I am going to win this week simply because I have a good record or I have been playing well previously.”

Hendry said winning both the New Zealand Open and the New Zealand PGA Championship, to put his name among the NZ greats, would be a huge honour.

“It would be nice to have both of the titles, the NZPGA and the NZ Open, and it’d be even better to have both trophies at the same time,” he said.

“It’s certainly a career goal and whether this happens this year or on the future, who knows? Eventually by the time I do retire I want this one on my CV though.”

He believed that half the field in Queenstown could compete with the best players in the world.

“There’s no one here I feel intimidated by, I am just going to go out there and do the job TaylorMade Burner 2.0 Irons and know that there are other guys out there who can do the job on the day as well, if not better.”

Hendry will play alongside American Rocco Mediate, Rebel Sport CEO Rod Duke and former Black Cap Mark Richardson in the first two rounds.

He said it is great to come back to Queenstown to relive his good memories of his successes here.

“It feels like I’m coming back to defend my title again, even though I’m not. Knowing I have had such success on this course brings back a lot of good feelings and I feel comfortable straight away; I know how to play and how to win on this golf course.”

Hendry said the key to scoring well at The Hills was a well thought-out strategy.

“It is a very positional course so generally you just put yourself in front of the tee and attack the flags and go from there. A few you tend to leave alone. It’s not a course you over power with too much distance or you’ll get yourself into a bit of trouble Titleist AP2 712 Irons for sale. It certainly suits my style of play.”

The 94th staging of the New Zealand Open begins tomorrow in Queenstown.

Mizuno’s most desired Tour press JPX 825 Pro Irons

Mizuno holds a great reputation not simply with good players but also with the PGA Tour as actually. You better hope you need to Mizuno JPX 825 Pro Irons some game or people just might poke fun at the person.

Among the best irons to play, Mizuno’s Y-tune technology expands the sweet spot on the face of the iron, giving more ball control and amazing forgiveness on mis-hit golf shots. Once again, all golfers love the forgiveness point to consider. Much of the MP line of irons were created with the tour players input. But some new offerings specifically the JPX line, Mizuno seems regarding trying to their great reputation in the game improvement arena.

And yet I see people out on the course with the whole shibang: clubs, putter, bag, balls, all from one manufacturer. Taylormade, Nike, Callaway, take your pick. Some are probably rentals – I’ve had the full Ping set in Hawaii, Callaway S-9’s in Alaska, Mizuno’s in Portland, etc – but they can’t all seem.

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Their first move would have get rid of the Mizuno MP-67 and design completely new club the Mizuno MP-68 irons. Engineers first took the very first best areas of the club’s predecessors, identified any flaws, ironed them out, added new technology and finally made it look spectacular. Then it was time to take a seat back view jpx800 irons the irons fly away from the shelf.

Knowing tips about how far you hit each iron is a huge advantage on golfing business course along with the consistent yardage gapping on the PING G20 irons for sale delivers predictable distance control for better shots. The G20 iron set also includes high-launching long irons that maximize the overall jpx825driver range and forgiveness of this set.

This set is the evolution of Mizuno’s most desired Tour press. The legendary Grain Flow Forging process combines with a modern Diamond Muscle design to create the perfect blend of feel and control in a player’s hole.They are a big improvement on rather bland MP-62 irons that they replace.

Practicing with Eyes Closed Help Develop Distance Control

Touring professionals sometimes practice putting with their eyes closed as a way of developing “feel” in their putting strokes. On rare occasions, a touring pro will even close his or her eyes on some putts during tournament play.

Can recreational golfers learn anything from this technique? First thing to learn: You’re not a touring pro, so don’t close your eyes on any putt that counts. But yes, recreational golfers can use the eyes-closed method during practice to work on developing their own “feel” on the greens with Ping G20 Irons.

Step 1: On the practice green, place three balls 10 feet from the cup, three more 20 feet out, three more at 30 feet, 40 feet and 50 feet from the hole.

Step 2: From 10 feet, putt the first ball as normal, with your eyes open.

Step 3: Line up the second putt as normal with your eyes open, then close your eyes just before you make your stroke. Focus on the feel of the putter head during the stroke and try to guess where the ball will end up when it stops rolling.

Step 4: Putt the third ball from 10 feet just as you did in step three, closing your eyes just before making the stroke with Ping G25 Irons.

Repeat this procedure at each three-ball station out to 50 feet. If you incorporate this putting drill into your practice routine, you should begin to develop a better feel on the greens.

Why Pro Golfers Sometimes Putt with Closed Eyes?

LPGA star Suzann Pettersen was observed putting with her eyes closed. Yes, with her eyes closed.

This isn’t as unusual as you might think ping g20 – at least as a practice technique. Many of the world’s best golfers have used the eyes-closed trick in practice. It is much rarer to see it used in tournament play, although it crops up from time to time.

But what exactly are golfers who close their eyes on putts accomplishing? Michael Lamanna, Director of Instruction at The Phoenician resort in Scottsdale, Ariz., says, “There are many examples of tour players who have struggled with their stroke and have resorted to these techniques. When a player loses confidence, they sometimes can relieve doubts by focusing on the hole rather than the taylormade sldr driver.”

Or by closing their eyes completely. The desired effect is a clearing of the mind, a getting away from ball-focus, from being too mechanical, and allowing well-honed “feel” to take over.

So can recreational golfers use these techniques in our putting? Well, it’s probably not a good idea for a recreational golfer to close his or her eyes during play. Most of us have enough trouble with our eyes open!

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For Recreational Golfers, Opposites Detract

All golfers want to emulate the best golfers, the touring professionals. But many times, in their swings, in their approach to the game, in their practice habits, recreational players wind up doing the opposite of the touring pros.

A slicer starts the TaylorMade Tour Preferred CB Irons 2014 back slightly inside. Then, at the transition from backswing to downswing, our slicer raises his hands; his back shoulder raises before dropping forward – resulting in the downswing going from outside to inside. This is what’s meant by “over the top.”

But the pros are exactly the opposite. They start the club slightly outside. Then, as they transition from backswing to downswing, they lower their back shoulder, drop it down. Their hands lower and clubshaft flattens out, in order to get the club on a slightly inside-to-outside path.

Look at practice habits. When a recreational player hits the driving range, what is the TaylorMade Tour Preferred MB Irons 2014 most commonly used for practice? The driver. Recreational players love to grip-it-and-rip-it, and chasing more yards so you can outdrive your buddies on the weekend is important.

And about practice putts: You’ve seen those recreational players who pick the most difficult putt on the practice green. The one that’s 40 feet in length, over two ridges and with three breaks. If you haven’t see that recreational player, then you are that recreational player.

Amateurs spend far too much of their time on practice greens with TaylorMade JetSpeed Driver worrying about break. When the pros practice putting, they concentrate on speed, not break. And they rarely practice anything other than straight putts. In fact, many do not even putt at the cup. They putt to and from imaginary (or real, if they marked the green) lines, trying to control their distance.

Pro-am format may set fun tone for NZ Open


Leading Kiwi golfers are hopeful the New Zealand Open’s more casual pro-am format will help take the pressure off breaking ping i20 irons for sale an 11-year winless drought.


Mahal Pearce became the 21st and last New Zealand winner of the tournament back in 2003 and each year without a Kiwi winner, the pressure builds.


The professionals this year play alongside amateurs who have paid to play and it’s hoped that will keep the fun factor up and the pressure down.


There is also a change of location from Christchurch to Arrowtown where the players play on both The Hills and Millbrook resort courses.


The Hills was the home of the New Zealand PGA Championship where Kiwi No 1 and world No 214 Michael


Hendry won in both 2012 and 2013 – another confidence booster for the locals.


And although the title of New Zealand Open champion is up for grabs, the recent callaway x hot irons for sale NZ PGA tournament at The Hills means there’s a feel of familiarity around.


This is the first national open to play under the format made famous by the European Tour’s Alfred Dunhill Links played across three courses, including St Andrews in Scotland and the PGA Tour’s Pebble Beach pro-am in California.


“I like it. I’ve played the Dunhill links a couple of times in Scotland. It’s always a good fun event and it’s good to have the amateurs around to lighten the mood a bit,” said Josh Geary, who has been the top Kiwi at four of the last five New Zealand Opens.


Mark Brown wasn’t so convinced a tournament of the New Zealand Open’s importance and history should be played under the format, though he did enjoy it.


“I love the event. The NZ PGA was a real boutique, unique tournament,” he said.


“Combining with the open, I’m neutral towards it. Whatever it takes to get a tournament across the line commercially, and the fact is we’re playing for more prizemoney now and it’s a bigger tournament. For that I’m grateful.


“For your national open, preferably not, but that’s what it takes and we do so much of it now I actually really enjoy the format.”


He said any worries players had about the format would be shelved on the course.


“You’re still playing for the national title.”


Ryan Fox also enjoyed playing alongside amateurs, but he has the added advantage of familiarity; he’s playing with the same partner he’s had for both NZ PGA events at The Hills.


“It makes it a bit more relaxed and fun. It might make it a bit slower but we’ve all played enough pro-ams to deal with that.


“It still feels like PGA which we enjoyed, but having the New Zealand Open tag to it just makes it more prestigious.”


Playing alongside everyday hackers doesn’t always make things easier for the pros, though, as 2001 New Zealand Open champion David Smail, one of eight previous winners in the field, found out at the Dunhill Links.


“I played with a guy and decided he liked the way I marked my ball after the first day so he came out the next day with exactly the same mark as I had,” he said.


“We hit it down the 10th hole at St Andrews – he was down the left and I was down the right, but it was an undulating fairway and the balls crossed. I ended up hitting his ball and he hit mine. I learnt from that,” he added golf club sets, smiling.

Mizuno JPX 800 XD Irons Versus JPX 825 Irons review

Most golfers always branded Mizuno a maker of good irons, and the emergence of Luke Donald at the top of the world rankings only helps to raise their stock – but we’re not all Luke Donalds so Mizuno are keen to provide hope for the rest of us.

As part of the JPX iron line which includes Mizuno JPX 800 XD Irons and JPX 800 Forged (JPX 800 Pro internationally), the Japan only JDM  JPX 800XD Forged brings the best of both models into one. The Mizuno JPX 800 Forged Irons is aimed at the mid to higher handicapper who wants maximum distance and maximum ease of use but wants to play soft forged cavity back.

The JPX 800 XD are super game improvement irons with the 4-7 irons having a thinner sole to promote a higher ball flight, encouraging higher handicappers by getting the ball airborne more often with the more difficult longer irons. The sole decreases as you go down the bag towards a mid-sized pitching wedge, with each club retaining the classic Mizuno look and in no way looking like other entry-level irons.

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Mid to low handicappers will obviously feel the clubs are a little too chunky for their liking, but they do thin out as you go down the bag and, after all, these are game improvement irons. The increased height in ball flight was recognisable almost instantly, but personally the flight for me was a bit too high and at times took off a bit of distance, while there was a tendency to hang the ball out to the right.

These cheap Mizuno JPX 825 Irons do a really nice job of marrying those three ingredients to provide a very high performance set of irons. The irons stay true to the simple Mizuno design of not being overly flashy but still adding as much technology as they can to help the golfer play better.

I do think that Mizuno has a good offering for game improvement irons but I feel they will struggle against competition in this space from Adams and TaylorMade because they have not integrated any hybrids into this set. I believe golfers looking for a complete set of irons will want a 3 hybrid to be included and many of Mizuno’s competitors in this space are willing to offer this.

In conclusion Mizuno has created a set of game improvement irons that do a great job balancing distance, feel and forgiveness for higher handicap and even mid handicap golfers.

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Fastest Way to Get Better at Golf


While some golfers are content to play occasionally, many become instantly hooked on the game and try to slice strokes off their scores as quickly as possible. While patience is a virtue, there are proven ways to maximize your golf potential in a relatively short time, if you’re willing to work.

Take Lessons

If you have money to spend on golf, invest in lessons before purchasing that new set of clubs. Golf writer Harry Hurt recommends a three-step plan when seeking instruction: Make a commitment to improve your game, find a professional teacher, then follow through on your commitment. If you’re a new golfer, a teaching pro can start you off with the correct fundamentals. If you’ve been playing for awhile, your instructor can smooth out your rough titleist ap1 714 irons spots. If you don’t know any golf pros, the safest bet is to find a PGA pro at a local course.

Practice and Play

Armed with correct knowledge — whether from a pro, a golf book or a video — practice and play golf as much as possible. Hurt says the amount of time you practice and play is “arguably the most important variable in the equation of your golf improvement formula.” Obtain some drills — either from your pro or another source — that focus on your weak spots, then head to the driving range and practice green to put in your work.

Improve Your Short Game

If your spare time is limited, the fastest way to shave strokes off your score is to improve your short game, particularly your putting. One-time child golf prodigy Tiger Woods said, “It wasn’t by accident that I learned to play golf from the green back to the tee.” Again, have your pro give you some drills to take to the practice green. Alternatively, golf instructor Dave Pelz suggests placing 10 balls in a circle, 3 feet from the hole. Move around the circle sinking all the putts, but start over if you miss one. Continue until you sink 10 in a row.

I Play 18 and I Like It

In his book “Alice Cooper, Golf Monster,” rock and roll legend Alice Cooper describes how he took up golf as a way to fill his time after leaving a rehabilitation center for alcoholics. Cooper worked with two golf ping g25 irons pros, played 36 holes per day, then practiced afterwards, using drills from the two pros. Within a year he was an 8-handicap player. While you may not have as much spare time as Cooper did, adapting his formula for success as closely as possible should help you lower your score quickly.

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