Spy Review – Diablo Octane Tour Black Driver by Callaway

The Diablo Octane Tour Black drivers mark the presentation of the revolutionary newer material referred to as Forged Composite. This Forged Composite was created in connection with their Development and Research partner Automobili Lamborghini and includes the strongest, lightest, most precise material golfers have ever utilized. It’s permitted the designers to create an enhanced club head that has a bigger transfer of power at impact as well as more accurate trajectories than this driver’s all-titanium predecessors.

This Forged Composite crown, that’s 1/3 the density of titanium, will mean that the MOI (Moment of Inertia) and CG (Center of Gravity) within this Diablo Octane Black Tour will precisely be set for maximum launch and as its more efficient and lighter club head has been coupled with a longer 45” shaft to power for longer distances as well as raise the club head speed.

Diablo Octane Black Tour units have a smaller head size than Diablo Octane Black Drivers, a complete hosel, and a more open look at address that’s preferred by skilled golfers. These drivers additionally benefit from Callaway’s signature Hyperbolic Face Technology in order to offer a bigger sweet spot and better impact effectiveness adding a median distance of 5 yards to golfers’ drives.

With an amazing black PVD finish, made especially for the European marketplace, and Project X Graphite shafts as the standard, Callaway Golf produced within this Diablo Octane Black Tour driver a technical performance level and aesthetic excellence which is perfectly custom-made for those advanced golfers.

Quicker swing speeds reap the advantages here, yet the ones searching for distance that come from a higher first launch ought to consider the head’s standard version. The different flight in between the Tour and standard versions is clear. For quicker swingers who usually generate excessive spins, the driver within the right spec ought to provide an ideal flight.

Many Low-Handicappers Will Choose the Diablo Octane Tour Model

The Diablo Octane driver’s marketing campaign touts eight more distance yards. That’s a great attention grabber - who does not wish to be utilizing one club less on the green? Yet real-world testing alongside testing upon simulators proved these gains were harder to come by, as well as within a few instances did not come at all. A strong one-handicapper tested Diablo Octane and Diablo Edge drivers with the exact same specs upon a launch monitor. This longer shaft upon the Octane resulted in higher swing speeds as well as greater ball speed, yet an additional result included more off-center hits as well as a reduction in the median driving distance. The highly skilled one-handicapper was losing in between five to eight yards with the Octane, as compared with the Diablo Edge. However, it must be noted, that the one-handicappers out there will be more likely to choose the Tour model.

Top 3 Cleanest Looking Blade Irons

snake eyes 600bThe top 3 cleanest looking blade irons according to golfing enthusiasts seem to be the Bridgestone J38 Dual Pocket Cavity Irons, the Snake Eyes 600B Forged and the Nike Forged Blades. As the top 3 cleanest looking blade irons, they bring something different to the greens with price, quality and distance. They are used by a variety of golfers, pro and amateur, young and old alike.

Rated as among the top 3 cleanest looking blade irons is the Snake Eyes 600B Forged combos PW-5 iron and 4-3 600C iron. Either in wet or dry conditions these two irons are said to be easy to hit and workable in rough conditions. The pros for these Snake Eyes irons being in the top 3 cleanest looking blade irons are in their unique ability for spin control, excellent height achievement and excellent control on distance. The stability of the Snake Eyes irons are valued as well as their good feel with on impact and off impact functions.

Other golfing enthusiasts also value the Snake Eye 600MB for being one of the top 3 cleanest looking blade irons for its club-face center and how it allows for favorable heel center hits. The excellence is encountered with the Snake Eye 600MB when it comes to the flight trajectory, spin control of the ball and distances. The fact that the blade of the Snake Eye 600MB forces the golfer’s attentiveness of the quality center face hit, and not the speed and power, speaks well of its ability for proper ball compressions.

Classified as having some of the top 3 cleanest looking blade irons the Nike Forged Blade have irons that are valued for their distances achieved with shorter forged blades. Although some golfing enthusiasts insist that the Nike Forged Blade irons are traditionally lofted, other golfing enthusiasts believe that the newer Nike Forged Blade irons are modern lofts, yet still look and perform as well as the older versions of the Nike Forged Blade irons.

Other golfing enthusiasts agree that the Nike Forged Blade irons may out perform the MP57’s, yet are still valued for their durability and are less likely to have to need a re-shafting overhaul resulting from bad pitting. This makes the Nike Forged Blade irons, especially when in set combos, some of the most favorite of the top 3 cleanest looking blade irons.

Constructed of 1020 carbon forged steel, the Bridgestone J38 Dual Pocket Cavity Irons are valued for their weight distribution and the golf pride tour velvet grip. Bridgestone has been designing golf clubs for nearly 40 years and are well known for their golf balls. Designed to appeal to the mid-handicaps to the professionals, The Bridgestone J38 Dual Pocket Cavity Irons have high quality Project X Flighted shafts.

Bridgestone J38 Dual Pocket Cavity Irons are a sound compliment to the Bridgestone J38 460 driver with a classic look to its forged cavity backs. Solidly rounding out the top 3 cleanest looking blade irons, Bridgestone J38 Dual Pocket Cavity Irons are valued because of their tapered sole design and excellent versatility when it come to shot making.

Top 5 Most Expensive Putters

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Part 1 Scotty Cameron Laguna 2.5(Before)One of the top 5 most expensive putters is the GoldenPutter which was just released from Barth & Sons. The GoldenPutter is dubbed as the First Special Lady Edition and all but encrusted with beautiful crystals. Functional and exclusive in design, the GoldenPutter is custom made and has a 24ct hard gold-plated shaft and a rich leather grip. As one of the top 5 most expensive putters it is available in a variety of crystal hues and leather wrapped cherry wood.

The head of the GoldenPutter sports crystal inlays and come in at the price of $3,900 which indeed makes it one of the top 5 most expensive putters around on the market today. The GoldenPutter comes with a certificate of genuineness. The GoldenPutter can also be custom crafted in all its technical precision in gems and diamonds, which significantly raises the price of this putter and qualifies it a spot in the top 5 most expensive putters available on the market today.

As part of the top 5 most expensive putters on the market today the Scotty Cameron putters can come in for over $1500 for a Titleist. The average cost of a Titleist Scotty Cameron Studio Select Newport putter will run around $300. The Scotty Cameron by Titleist Studio Select has putters around $300 and above like the Coronado PutterA with a double-step flange and a flow neck. The Studio Select Series also sports their 303 stainless steel putters with bold red tour graphics.

The Five Stars golf putters, designed by Honma are Japanese custom clubs and ease into the top spot of being the most expensive customized putter. These putters come in at the cost of $32,000 for the full set of fourteen Five Star clubs. The mass marketed Honma Beres TW914 Fairway Wood 5W Stiff ArmrQ UD62 comes in at a more reasonable price at around $630 for the 18 grams of tungsten nickel weighted putter. A definite heavy-weight price in the category of the top 5 most expensive putters, the Hohma Series gives some serious thought into quality and durability with their line of putters.

Another very pricy putter in the top 5 most expensive putters is a jewel of a putter from the Odyssey line. The Odyssey diamond-encrusted putter is a shoe-in for being one of the top 5 most expensive putters on the market today. The 18-carat white gold head sports a stunning two-hundred rubies and three hundred and seventy-eight diamonds at a price of $161,000.

Although it is aimed at collectors, the Odyssey putter is showboat when it comes to expensive putters. The average cost of a mass marketed Odyssey putter is in the price range of $350 like the Odyssey Ti-Hot #2 putter for a right hander. It is a limited edition putter with only twelve-hundred and fifty putters made. Constructed out of pure titanium, this putter is 34 inches and may well be worth it as a high-end putter on the greens.

Not to be left out of the top 5 most expensive putters, is the Ping putters. Known globally for their quality performance for putters, drivers and irons, Ping putters are priced around $270 and well worth their prices. The Ping Redwood Series Putter D66 sports a black satin finished and is made from 303 stainless steel in a classic and classy putter priced just under $300.

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Cobra Golf Limited Edition ZL Driver

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Cobra Golf has released its new Limited Edition ZL Driver, an all-white model loaded with the company's latest technology and an upgraded premium shaft.

Cobra Limited Edition ZL driverOnly 500 of the Limited Edition ZL Drivers are available globally, and each is individually marked with a production serial number. The Limited Edition ZL Driver utilizes advanced multi-material construction and Adjustable Flight Technology and is paired with a high performance Fujikura Motore Speeder shaft.

"The Limited Edition ZL Driver is a distinct offering for our loyal customers," said Brian Zender, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Cobra-Puma Golf. "The ZL Driver is regarded as one of the highest performing drivers in the market. The Limited Edition ZL demonstrates the unique attitude of the Cobra brand, and our focus on superior performance and innovative design."

The new driver made its Tour debut this week, as Cobra Golf staffer Ian Poulter - who plays the ZL Driver on the PGA Tour - teed up the all-white ZL Driver at the World Golf Championships-HSBC Champions event in Shanghai.

The Cobra Limited Edition ZL Driver (MSRP $625) is available in lofts of 9.5º and 10.5º, in men's right-handed with Fujikura Motore Speeder VC 6.0 stiff flex shaft. It will be available at retail Dec. 15, but can be pre-ordered through participating retailers starting Nov. 15.

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Odyssey Releases New Phil Mickelson PT 82 Putter

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Callaway Golf announced the limited release of the Odyssey pro type 82 putter, inspired by the putter Phil Mickelson used to win the 2010 Masters. The pro type 82 features a sleek, blade-like design with a single sight-line running from the face to the back of the flange, as well as Odyssey’s latest insert technology, White Ice. Less than 3000 putters are available through authorized Callaway retailers in the United States; international locations likewise have limited quantities.

“It’s great to get feedback from our Tour Professionals, in this case Phil Mickelson, and turn that direct input into products for our consumers, with our latest inserts,” said Austie Rollinson, Principal Designer for Odyssey. “From a consumer standpoint, there is always demand for the putter designs that Tour Pros use and we are constantly speaking with golfers to see what they are most interested in. We’re thrilled to deliver these pro type replica models to the golfing public.”

Along with the sight line, the PT 82 Putter boasts a milled tungsten insert, which has been placed behind the face to ensure precise weight and feel. The putter is cast out of stainless steel with a PVD finish. It also features a PT pistol grip.

The new pt 82 putter is available now at a retail price of $349.

Adams 9064LS Driver (Spy Pics)

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TaylorMade Rossa Corza Ghost Putter (Spy Pics)

TaylorMade Golf has unveiled Corza Ghost, a mallet specially designed to be easy to aim, and easy to use to roll the ball down your intended line. It was designed with significant input from putting instructor Dave Stockton.

"We started with the intention of designing a putter that's easier to aim than any other," said Bill Price, Rossa senior director. "That led us to experiment with a white finish. We consulted Dr. Steven A. Hitzeman, a professor at the Indiana School of Optometry and he felt we were onto something."

"Corza Ghost's white putterhead stands out so clearly against its background - the putting surface - because of the high contrast between white and green," said Dr. Hitzeman, who is also a past president of the Indiana Optometric Association and a past chairman of the American Optometric Association's Sports Vision Section. "That high contrast maximizes stimulation to the retina and highlights the head's shape and features. The contrast would be lower if the putter were black or gray because these colors are closer in luminance to the color of the putting green than white. White creates the biggest difference in luminance, hence maximizing contrast and promoting focus. Many golfers use the leading edge of the putter as part of their alignment strategy (by positioning the edge perpendicular to the imagined target line). So, this high contrast for the leading edge gives the golfer the best chance of squaring up the putterface at address. Also, the lines on the top of the putter are painted black to achieve maximum contrast against the white surface of the putter. All of these high-contrast alignment elements give the golfer the best possible chance of accurately aiming the putter."

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Cobra Baffler Rail Hybrid

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Cobra Golf announces the introduction of the new Baffler Rail Hybrid, an alternative to long irons offering avid golfers more forgiveness and versatility.

The new Cobra Baffler Rail is a sleek-looking hybrid club that is loaded with technology. Its 17-4 steel clubhead features a thin, high strength 465 maraging steel face that is designed to increase ball speed, and combined with stronger lofts, will bolster distance. The new four-way rail sole is designed to help the club move through turf effortlessly - regardless of the lie. It also comes standard with a lightweight 65-gram Fujikura Motore shaft that is designed to help increase clubhead speed. The Baffler Rail Hybrid is ideal for all players seeking the ultimate in long-game performance.

Cobra Baffler RailInnovative Rail Sole
* A four-way rail sole reduces the area of the club that comes in contact with the turf. The result is improved turf interaction, increased versatility and maximum forgiveness.

9 Point Face Technology
* 9 Point Face Technology creates an expanded sweet zone that promotes higher and more consistent ball speed across the clubface, for increased distance and improved forgiveness.

High-Strength Steel Face
* A thin, lightweight maraging steel clubface also promotes faster ball speed and allows for 10 percent of the weight to be strategically repositioned low and back, for improved launch characteristics.

The Cobra Baffler Rail Hybrid ($175) is available in 2/H, 3/H, 4/H, 5/H and 6/H models (nomenclature refers to iron models that Baffler Rail Hybrid replaces). It is available with a Fujikura Motore graphite shaft (Lite, R or S flex) and a Lamkin grip. A women's model is available in 3/H, 4/H, 5/H, 6/H and 7/H. The Baffler Rail Hybrid is shipping to golf retailers now.

Bob Burns No Bananas (Anti-Slice) 460cc Driver

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The guys at Bob Burns sent us this "No Bananas 460cc Driver" for testing, and guess what? It was really incredible. At first we thought that it might just be another cheap nock off of the Taylor Made Movable Weight Technology, but we couldnt have been more wrong. Bob Burns truly delivers a high quality and original product when it comes to the No Bananas Driver. We tested it on some of our worst local slicers, and the results were beyond impressive. They were all able to see instant improvements. Their slices turned into fades and straight shots right before our eyes.

Normally we focus on high end equipment, and this driver is no exception. It comes with a new decade style grip, and nice quality shaft, and an awesome monkey head cover. On top of all that, it really will improve your ball flight if you repeatedly slice or fade the ball. Don't let the funny name mislead you. It's an awesome club, and you have to try it to believe it!

Eighty to 90% of golfers tend to fade, push, or slice the ball off the tee. Primarily, two factors cause a slice. The clubface remains open at impact, or the swing path is outside-in. The anti-slice technology of the Bob Burns No Bananas Driver can eliminate the slice from your game forever. The design elements center-of-gravity location, face angle, shaft flex, lie, and hosel offset are geared to help you square the face through impact and provide the additional weighting, placed inside the toe and heel areas, expands the sweet spot and reduces clubhead twisting. The amount of left-to-right spin imparted on the ball decreases dramatically, and the result is straighter, more accurate shots. The two-inch deep, incredibly thin face achieves maximum trampoline effect, while conforming to the USGA legal COR limit. Available in both offset and non-offset 310-cc forged head models, the exclusive No Bananas Driver is guaranteed to help you hit longer and straighter. It comes with a Magilla Gorilla head cover, and No Bananas fairway woods and irons also are available with oversized heads and anti-slice technology.


Richard Warnke from Greensboro, Ga US

It works!! My slice has been corrected and I have much more confidence off the tee. I seem to have given up a little distance but it is worth it to be in the short grass rather than in the trees. I would recommend this driver to anyone who has struggled with a sweeping slice.

Check out their site at BobBurnsGolf.com

2010 Ping Anser Forged Irons (Spy Pics)

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Pings first ever production forged iron is here! The 2010 Ping Anser Irons are expected to be released to the public next fall. They are made of 8620 carbon steel with a partial tungsten sole.  They also have a larger then average sole width and offset. Really excited about these clubs. Can't wait to hit them!

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