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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 | 1 Comment
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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Titleist Launches 915 Driver, Fairways & Hybrids

| October 2, 2014 | 0 Comments
Titleist Launches 915 Driver, Fairways & Hybrids

Titleist fans, the long awaited day has finally arrived. The new 915 driver, fairways and hybrids have been launched, and they are sure to bring a smile to your face. It is well known that Titleist only introduces new clubs about every two years, focusing on measured improvements and quality rather than marketing and sales […]

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Powerbilt Air Force One DFX Driver

| September 3, 2014 | 0 Comments
Powerbilt Air Force One DFX Driver

When I was a young man in the early 90s and started taking golf seriously, wooden headed drivers and fairway woods were already on the way out. I remember talking to a few holdouts that swore they would never let go of their beloved Ping Eye2 woods, and one friend in particular would not let […]

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SuperStroke Flatso Putter Grips

| August 29, 2014 | 2 Comments
SuperStroke Flatso Putter Grips

Back in 2007 while struggling with my putting I decided to take drastic measures and install a huge, weird-looking new putter grip called SuperStroke. It felt about as fat as a baseball bat, had a reverse taper design and it attached to the shaft of my putter using set screws, a couple of tap screws […]

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Voice Caddie VC300

| July 29, 2014 | 1 Comment
Voice Caddie VC300

When I saw the original concept for the Voice Caddy a few years ago at the PGA Merchandise Show in Orlando, my first thought was “The world doesn’t need another golf GPS device,” but I was wrong. Several years have gone by and UComm Technology, the Korean company behind the Voice Caddy VC300 has improved […]

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8 Golf Products You Can’t Live Without

| July 7, 2014 | 8 Comments
8 Golf Products You Can’t Live Without

The golf industry is no different than any other industry in that there is no shortage of copy-cats, corner cutters and imitators out there. Every major golf equipment manufacturer has had their products cloned, and anyone with a good idea better cash in fast because you can bet someone out there will try to copy […]

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Bridgestone True Balance Putters

| June 5, 2014 | 0 Comments
Bridgestone True Balance Putters

Bridgestone Golf is one of the more conservative companies in golf.  They seem to know what they are good at, and they stick with it. By and large they release solid products, but don’t make waves around the golf world. Their most recent irons came out a few years ago without much fanfare. The J40 […]

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TaylorMade SLDR Mini Driver

| April 7, 2014 | 0 Comments
TaylorMade SLDR Mini Driver

Taylor Made adidas Golf (TMAG) has done it again. We’re used to seeing new clubs hit the market at several times during the year, but this time they’ve gone way beyond designing a new club – they’re invented a time machine! TMAG’s new time machine (aka – SLDR Mini Driver) takes us way back to […]

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Leupold GX-4i2 Rangefinder

| March 11, 2014 | 2 Comments
Leupold GX-4i2 Rangefinder

What do guns and golf have in common? The technology in many of the best rangefinders used on the golf course comes from rifle scopes and range finders made for hunting and military use. The latest offering from optics company Leupold has taken golf rangefinder technology to the limit with its new model – The […]

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5 Golf Companies to Watch in 2014

| February 5, 2014 | 1 Comment
5 Golf Companies to Watch in 2014

While the golf industry as a whole isn’t doing as well as in years past, 2014 is shaping up to be a decent year for new golf products. While many were underwhelmed with the new product launches at the PGA Show, that doesn’t mean there is nothing worth watching in the coming months. Here are […]

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TaylorMade Introduces Tour Preferred Golf Balls

| February 4, 2014 | 0 Comments
TaylorMade Introduces Tour Preferred Golf Balls

TaylorMade is making waves in the golf equipment market with their “Loft Up” message that relates to the popular SLDR driver. They also recently announced the new line of Tour Preferred irons, which should be very popular. Next up are the new Tour Preferred golf balls! The last two performance golf balls TaylorMade had to […]

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TaylorMade Introduces Tour Preferred Irons

| January 13, 2014 | 0 Comments
TaylorMade Introduces Tour Preferred Irons

TaylorMade is at it again. More new clubs! This time they are addressing a segment of the market that has been lacking in recent years – low handicap golfers. Large, clunky looking irons aren’t very popular with better players, and while TaylorMade will tell you their staff pros are playing the RocketBladez Tour irons, the […]

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TaylorMade SLDR Driver

| November 19, 2013 | 1 Comment
TaylorMade SLDR Driver

If I could only use one word to describe TaylorMade Golf for the past 3 or 4 years, I think it would be: Prolific. pro·lif·ic (prəˈlifik) adjective: present in large numbers or quantities; plentiful. TaylorMade is everywhere. Go to any major sporting goods retailer, golf store or green grass pro shop and you are likely to see […]

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