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Stealth 2 Rescue
Golf is a game of unforced pratfalls and inevitable pitfalls and rare is the player who doesn’t need rescuing now and then. It is for just such occasions that the TaylorMade Stealth 2 Rescue was created. Designers employed what they call the Inverted Cone Technology for maximum speed and a lower center of gravity than even the original Stealth Rescue to produce optimal launch and spin. But the Stealth 2 is more than just a get-out-of-jail club, as you’ll discover when you put it into play on hard-to-reach par 5s and long par 3s.
Vokey WedgeWorks V Grind
The name Vokey is synonymous with wedges, which is why when Vokey WedgeWorks announces new breakthroughs it is well worth listening. The latest wizardry from Vokey is the recently released 58 and 60-degree V Grind wedges (pictured above), designed for players who want increased bounce on square faced shots and more relief on open faced shots. Master designer Bob Vokey said the V Grind wedge provides increased versatility through heel, toe and trailing edge sole relief, allowing the leading edge to stay closer to the ground. It’s great for players who have a neutral to steep angle of attack around the greens.
Johnnie-O founder John O’Donnell grew up in Chicago, but a move to California imbued him with a surfer’s carefree approach to life. But O’Donnell is also a golfer, which explains the surfer logo on his increasingly popular line of golf wear for men and women. The Johnnie-O Vaughn quarter-zip is great for the course or for life after golf, featuring a subtle tonal stripe and made of lightweight and moisture wicking fabric. The Vaughn comes in more than a dozen fresh summer colors and would be as stylish at the office as it is on the first tee. Also available in boys’ sizes.
Skechers Go Golf Elite 5
When you think drivers, think distance. When you think golf shoes, think comfort, because a hilly, four-hour round demands a lot from your feet. Skechers Go Golf Elite 5 is a fully waterproof lace-up golf shoe with removable arch-fit insole and maximum cushioning. The podiatrist-designed shape comes from more than 20 years of data analysis and research while the removable insole helps reduce shock and increase weight dispersal. Comes with quarter-inch cleats for dependable ground grip.
Titleist Players Backpack
It’s always tricky to try and juggle shoes, snacks, water bottle, glove and all the other things it takes to get ready for a round of golf. The Titleist Players Backpack is the answer every golfer on the go is seeking. It features a zippered valuables pocket, spacious main compartment with organizers, a dedicated laptop compartment, large water bottle sleeve and more. The backpack measures 18.5 inches by 12.5 inches, perfect for the journey from the car to the clubhouse or even through the airport.
Callaway Paradym Driver
Like the search for a better mousetrap, the search for a better driver is never-ending. Callaway’s new entry in the race for more controlled distance is the Paradym, the club the company calls “our best combination of distance, forgiveness and adjustability.” The design promotes high launch and low spin for players of all levels, along with neutral ball flight.
Wall Mounted Sports Rack
Tired of squeezing multiple bags of clubs into your car trunk or having them take up valuable floor space in your garage? The wall mounted sports rack can store three golf bags off the ground in a simple and efficient manner while leaving floor space for less fun equipment like lawn mowers and snowblowers. Made of powder coated steel, the rack is capable of holding up to 200 pounds.
$77. Available at wayfair.com.
Footjoy StaySof Golf Glove
The company most associated with joyful feet is here to give you happy hands as well. The StaySof glove of leather and mesh is designed to keep its softness longer thanks to strategically placed perforations and mesh for maximum breathability and durability. The all-climate grip maximizes water and perspiration while still providing desired grip performance and durability. Comes in white with sizes for both men and women.
Callaway 4-in-1 Divot Repair Tool
A divot repair tool, yes, but so much more. This pocket-sized device includes a metal cleaner for removing stubborn dirt, a bristle brush for keeping grooves clean, an easily reached magnetic ball marker and, yes, a divot repair tool so you can keep greens smooth and puttable. Making the putt is up to you, but this tool will handle every other job.
$15. Available on Amazon and dickssportinggoods.com.
SKLZ Accelerator Indoor Putting Green
The key to putting is a repeatable stroke best achieved through hours of practice. Putt in the comfort of your own home or office with the Accelerator indoor putting green that allows you to work on alignment, backstroke length and acceleration through the ball for distances from 3 to 7 feet. The green features a continuous gravity ball return while the true-roll surface simulates real green conditions.
Rokform G-ROK Wireless Golf Speaker
You may be one of those traditional golfers who wants to hear nothing more than bird sounds and “that’s good” during your round, but lots of young golfers wouldn’t go near the course with their tunes. The Rokform G-ROK is compact, easy to use and comes with 24 hours of playing time for those who forget to charge after every round. The portable Bluetooth speaker instantly sticks to a golf cart or other metal surface, is both waterproof and dustproof and designed to be drop-resistant.
Henrik Stenson Torque 3.0 Sunglasses
Golf’s hard enough without bright sun in your eyes while lining up a shot, so eliminate that concern with sunglasses that nicely combine performance on the course with a stylish look off. The Henrik Stenson Torque 3.0 sunglasses fit snugly (no slipping down your nose while looking down at a putt) while the lenses provide great coverage and protection. A special coating makes the lenses exceptionally hard wearing and resistant to sweat, dirt, moisture and fingerprints. The anti-reflective coating also adds to the visual experience so you’ll enjoy the sunshine but never curse it.