Here are a few interesting tidbits from the recent PGA Golf Trade Show:
- Loudmouth Golf has definitely gone way too far! Their line is turning into a veritable assault on anybody’s unfortunate retinas. Blatantly obnoxious!
Just in case you were wondering they even have a handy dandy matching jacket that goes with these.
- As much as I don’t agree with Hank Haney ’s teaching philosophy I do like the latest putting aid he has created (I even like the name they chose!):
This system is available from Eyeline Golf (enter IMPACTBOOK for a discount). To putt better the putter face must be square at impact – very true! TrackMan experts have found that the clubface plays a much bigger role in where the ball goes than the path and this becomes even more of a factor at lower clubhead velocity like in putting. This teaching aid works and I like the ball liner that is included in the package.
- V1 Golf remains cutting edge as they continue to pull tricks out their technology laden sleeves. This year students will be able to not only view their lessons online (this is not new) but they will be able to upload those lessons to Facebook to share with their friends and even download the all new iPhone V1 Golf application at iTunes.
- Another excellent putting aid from Eyeline Golf (enter IMPACTBOOK for a discount) is the Putting Laser+. Use this training aid indoors to get a sense for how the face opens and closes in the stroke while the path should remain on a straight back and through.
- During my time spent walking the floor I saw quite a few golf celebrities including David Leadbetter, the aforementioned Hank Haney, Gary Gilchrist, Dottie Pepper, Duffy Waldorf, Anna Nordquist, Paula Creamer, Nancy Lopez, Mike Shannon, Rick Smith, Mitchell Spearman and Jim McLean. It was almost like being at the Grammy’s….
And lastly, if you are travelling to Orlando and plan on staying in the International Drive/Lake Buena Vista area I would highly recommend the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress. Beautifully refurbished and a steal at the Priceline price of $85 a night! And if you love sushi don’t miss Tiger’s favorite sushi stopover in Amura.