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Cleveland Golf Introduces New TFI Smart Square Putter

| April 23, 2015 | 0 Comments
Cleveland Golf Introduces New TFI Smart Square Putter

Cleveland Golf/Srixon have been a little quiet lately, and their focus has shifted a bit in the last year. Cleveland has always been known as a wedge company, and they are focusing more on that this season and allowing Srixon to be the main club company for a change. But Cleveland has put out some […]

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Ping G30 Driver – Get One!

| April 20, 2015 | 0 Comments
Ping G30 Driver – Get One!

Normally when writing a review of a club, I’ll start with an introductory paragraph, then tell you a bit about the design and specs of the club before describing how it plays. This time however, I feel compelled to flip the script and tell you how the story ends first. Quite simply, the Ping G30 […]

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Joke of the Week: Dear Abby

| April 17, 2015 | 0 Comments
Joke of the Week: Dear Abby

Dear Abby, I have never written to you before, but I really need your advice. I have suspected for some time now that my wife has been cheating on me. I’m seeing the usual signs – phone rings but if I answer, the caller hangs up. My wife has been going out with “the girls” […]

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GAME GOLF Launches New Tracking App

| April 16, 2015 | 0 Comments
GAME GOLF Launches New Tracking App

One of our favorite golf gadgets – GAME GOLF – is getting a new mobile app! The popular game tracking device functions by using GPS and sensors in each club to collect information about every shot you take on the course and present the player with detailed statistics about their game after the round. Now, […]

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New Balance – Spring 2015 Golf Shoes

| March 13, 2015 | 0 Comments
New Balance – Spring 2015 Golf Shoes

New Balance has become legendary over the years for well made shoes that fit a wide variety of feet, especially in wide sizes. Now a serious player in the golf market, those with wide feet will be excited to see the spring 2015 golf shoe line from New Balance. They are sure to be comfortable […]

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Challenge Yourself With The Worst Ball Scramble

| February 27, 2015 | 0 Comments
Challenge Yourself With The Worst Ball Scramble

There’s a popular saying in sports: Practice makes perfect. Short game guru Dave Pelz came up with a better one: Perfect practice makes perfect. Having studied the way golfers work on their games for years, I can make two educated assumptions about the average weekend golfer and their practice habits. Most golfers don’t spend enough time practicing. […]

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2015 PGA Show – Best New Accessories

| February 25, 2015 | 0 Comments
2015 PGA Show – Best New Accessories

Perhaps the most diverse and interesting group of products at the annual PGA Merchandise Show in Orlando is the accessories category. We see all kinds of electronics, soft goods, golf bags and various other products that it is hard to narrow the list down to just a few standouts. 2015 was no exception as we […]

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2015 PGA Show – Best New Apparel

| February 18, 2015 | 0 Comments
2015 PGA Show – Best New Apparel

For those that attended the 2015 PGA Merchandise Show in Orlando, Florida for the first this year, they may have noticed that the apparel section of the Orange County Convention Center was as large as ever. The apparel section arguably takes up more floor space than golf equipment on a year-to-year basis. So what was […]

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10 Reasons Golf is Better Than Skiing

| February 3, 2015 | 1 Comment
10 Reasons Golf is Better Than Skiing

Before I moved to Florida I was a ski instructor at a popular Vermont resort and a diehard powder hound. I learned how to ski in Colorado when I was 6, and was instantly hooked for life. I only became a golfer in my teens, so it’s safe to say skiing is my first love. Golf […]

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2015 PGA Show – Best New Golf Balls

| February 2, 2015 | 0 Comments
2015 PGA Show – Best New Golf Balls

Frankly, I’ve become tired of all the promises golf ball manufacturers like to make about how their latest ball goes further, feels softer and spins more. We hear it every year around this time when the new models come out, but very few can actually deliver on their promises. Let’s take a look at the […]

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2015 PGA Show – Best New Clubs

| January 31, 2015 | 0 Comments
2015 PGA Show – Best New Clubs

We were in attendance at the madness that was the 2015 PGA Merchandise Show last week, and other than registering about 18,000 steps (8.5 miles) on the pedometer each day, we met many old friends and saw lots and lots of golf products in the more than 1 million square feet of exhibit space at […]

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5 Things To Watch In 2015

| January 12, 2015 | 0 Comments
5 Things To Watch In 2015

A new year is upon us, and in the golf world that means one thing – The annual PGA Merchandise Show is right around the corner. Held in Orlando, Florida every year, the show brings together thousands of golf industry insiders, manufacturers, professionals and buyers to share ideas, display new technology and conduct business. The […]

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2014 Holiday Gift Guide

| December 10, 2014 | 0 Comments
2014 Holiday Gift Guide

Every year the offices at intothegrain.com are bombarded with cool gadgets, gifts and products for review. While some of these products aren’t ready for prime time, others immediately get us excited and some even manage to surprise us. With the holidays fast approaching, I thought we could highlight a few of the best gift ideas […]

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Aldila Tour Green Shaft

| December 8, 2014 | 1 Comment
Aldila Tour Green Shaft

Aldila has been making graphite golf shafts for as long as I can remember, and has been one of the industry leaders for decades. Aldila is actually an Italian word that means “the next life” or “above and beyond” depending on the context. As manufacturing processes and materials continue to improve, golf shafts have become more […]

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Galvin Green Outerwear

| November 20, 2014 | 0 Comments
Galvin Green Outerwear

When it comes to playing golf in adverse conditions, it pays to be prepared. Most of the professional tours in the United States, Australia and South Africa follow the sun and the weather is usually good, but in Europe the conditions can be less than ideal. The players on the European Professional tours know this […]

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Tru-Roll Putters

| November 17, 2014 | 0 Comments
Tru-Roll Putters

Every year at the PGA Show in Orlando, a few new products are awarded with awards for their innovation and design. In 2014, Tru-Roll Putters won the Top Buyer’s Choice Award. Given the volume of products on display every year this is quite an accomplishment. On the putting green during the PGA Demo Day when […]

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Gimmeclubs.com – Club Sharing For Traveling Golfers

| October 21, 2014 | 0 Comments
Gimmeclubs.com – Club Sharing For Traveling Golfers

In recent years we’ve seen a huge boom in ride-sharing companies like Uber, Lyft and a few others that let regular folks like you and me use your car in your spare time to offer people rides for money. It’s like a taxi company with a diverse fleet and direct to consumer payment system. The […]

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Don’t Believe The Hype – TaylorMade’s Driver Alternatives

| October 20, 2014 | 1 Comment
Don’t Believe The Hype – TaylorMade’s Driver Alternatives

The driver is the most popular club in many people’s bag, and the one club that consumers change the most often. This is why you see the massive marketing campaigns for each new driver that golf club manufacturers release. I’ve seen the game evolve in the last 20 years on the professional tours as equipment […]

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Game Golf – Review

| October 17, 2014 | 3 Comments
Game Golf – Review

For the last few years I’ve observed what I think is a transformation in the golf industry. I believe that innovation and technology has hit a wall with regards to equipment, largely because of the limits on performance imposed by golf’s governing bodies. Nowhere is this more evident than in the golf ball market. Having tested […]

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TaylorMade Introduces RSi Irons

| October 17, 2014 | 0 Comments
TaylorMade Introduces RSi Irons

TaylorMade adidas Golf (TMAG) is at it again with a new set of irons called the RSi. TaylorMade fitting specialists found that 76% of all iron shots as mis-hits. We all like to think we’re better ball strikers than that, but it simply isn’t the case. To combat off center hits and their distance robbing […]

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