With the holiday season right around the corner, the weather is beginning to turn and golfers in the Northeast are putting away the clubs and pulling out their snow blowers and shovels. Since their time on the course is limited due to the weather, golfers begin to dream about the new gear. Pictures of shoes, reviews of the newest golf clubs and custom golf ball personalization are filling their computer screens. Here’s a few of the 2016 products that golfers have been drooling over since they have been released.
This past season, it seemed that we were ordering a new Ping G25 or G30 almost every other day. The members here at Bellport Golf Club loved the results they were getting from these products; they were hitting the ball better than they have ever hit it. The G30 is a very forgivable club that doesn’t sacrifice distance when off center hits occur; this series comes in 3 different models (G30, SF Tec and LS Tec) to help you optimize your game. The SF Tec is built with more weight in the heel to help draw the ball while the LS Tec model, is designed to create low spin in order to help add distance and accuracy.
Titleist 816 hybrids are an upgrade from past models; as always they delivered a clean looking club that is sure to fit the player’s eye. They bring you two different models, 816H1 and 816H2, both allowing you to take dead aim and let it rip. The H1 gives you the ability to launch the ball higher, farther and stop the ball on the green, something that is difficult to do with your longer irons. The H2 is slightly offset which benefits players who take more of a divot with the hybrid. Titleist once again knocked it out of the park with these hybrids.
Since Footjoy released the D.N.A. line a few years ago, I have only heard good things about them. The D.N.A. is more of an athletic golf shoe compared to the traditional shoes of the past. This shoe will shape to your foot, while providing breathability. It offers a material on the inside that is designed to mold to your ankle for great comfort as well as support.
In recent years, more and more golf shoes came out that look as if they are a sneaker. While some people enjoy the look and feel that the sneaker gives you, others don’t like the look of them because they lack the “traditional” golf shoe feel. The DryJoy Casual is a shoe that meets in the middle to produce a fantastic shoe. These give you the look and feel of a traditional shoe but also the comfort of a sneaker. The DryJoy Casual doesn’t have the spikes that you’ve seen in years past, but they give you the stability out on the golf course even in those early rounds where the course can be covered in morning dew.