Our Top 10 Products from PGA Show (2014)
Top 10 Products from PGA Show – Our annual visit to golf’s ultimate toy store wrapped up Friday, January 24th at the Orange County Convention Center and like previews years this year’s PGA Merchandise Show did not disappoint. Our staff toured the floor in search of our favorite gadgets, drivers, mobile devices… After visiting and interviewing individuals representing more than 60 products we have put together a short list of items we feel are going to impact our golf industry in 2014, here is our top 10 from PGA Show.
Tour Edge Exotics CB Pro Fairway Wood Limited Edition
Exotics’ new CB Pro Limited Edition fairway woods combine the smaller head size of the tour-winning CB2 fairway wood with an innovative “Slip Stream” sole that glides through the turf like a hot knife through butter. Already a winner on the PGA Tour, the CB Pro was in the bag of Chris Kirk during the 2013 McGladrey Classic. Full review available next week.
Edel Golf Wedges
Edel wedges are offered in a variety of lofts and eight grind configurations that allow players to choose a wedge that encourages proper turf interaction based on individual swing characteristics. Every Edel wedge is made of 304 stainless steel, hand ground to a precise weight by an Edel Master Craftsman, hand stamped with your name or initials, and finished with your choice of paint colors. Full review in the coming weeks.
Adams XTD Cross Cavity Irons
This was a great surprise and proof that Adams Golf are at the forefront of golf technology. We tried the irons at the outdoor range and felt that it was a clear winner in the disputed irons category. Although Adams Golf categorized them as “Game Improvement iron” we felt it was more of a full-blown, high performance iron that just happens to be easy to hit. Full review in the coming weeks.
Nike Covert 2.0 Driver
Nike made some adjustments to the former Covert driver and the difference is amazing. The new Tour version is equipped with the same Kuro Cage shaft but the head (now at 460 cc) has an alignment 2.0 mark at the crown, this new version is way more stable on off hits and the trajectory appears to be higher. Further tests will be performed and a comparison review will be printed in the coming weeks but I can tell you this driver will soon be in my bag.
Club Glove Ballistic
The CG TRS BALLISTIC Check-In is part of the premium luggage line is designed for the affluent globetrotter or discerning golfer seeking the world’s most durable and functional luggage. Integrated Train Reaction allows connecting multiple rolling luggage pieces together. This nearly indestructible premium check-in includes 4 packing modules for nearly wrinkle free clothing organization. All 3 TRS BALLISTIC rolling luggage pieces nestle inside each other to minimize storage space when not in use. Hand crafted in the USA, backed by a limited lifetime warranty.
Sunice is a leader in technical outerwear utilizing a blend of science and style in their innovative designs. Sunice is presently recognized as the #1 Canadian golf outerwear brand and is represented by numerous professional golfers. The outerwear made by Sunice is backed by a waterproof guarantee so you can be assured that you are protected from the elements. Full review in the coming weeks
Rukket Golf Net
Optimize and practice your golf skills virtually anywhere, The RukkNet is simple and FAST to set up and take down, generous in size, durable, light-weight, and versatile. It pops-up instantly to let you practice multiple sports anywhere. Use one practice net for golf, baseball, softball, lacrosse, soccer and football. Use it indoors or outside, in backyards, basements, garages, on patios, at practice fields, or league games.
Top manufacturers like Oakley, Callaway and Nike have teamed up with Transitions® Optical to combine Transitions photochromic technology and balanced light filtering to boost visual contrast, even in low light. It’s a key benefit for athletes because it improves depth perception. Whether you’re golfing, mountain biking or pounding pavement, you can’t maintain peak performance unless your eyes keep up with your environment. Review in the next few weeks.
Back 9 Head Covers
Head covers proudly made in America! Proprietary side stretch design allows all Back 9 covers to be extremely functional and great to look at. In addition to the side stretch there is an extra layer of padding on the underside of the cover to protect the vulnerable crown of your weapon of choice. Fairway and Hybrid covers come with three interchangeable number tabs for easy identification. Full review in the coming weeks
Devereux Golf Apparel
Devereux is known for simple-yet-sophisticated pieces in contemporary colors and with superb attention to detail. Clean modern styles are designed to fit properly and inspire performance, both on and off the course. Specifically tailored to move seamlessly from workday to weekend and beyond, the Devereux line is all about modern sophistication, everyday elegance and simple versatility. These are the clothes you can wear confidently, comfortably and above all – they make the male golfer look as great as they make him feel. Complete review in the coming weeks.
These are incredibly products that caught our attention during the PGA Show. Unfortunately, we do not have the space to feature them but we can still mention them:
- Game Golf – Amazing product to measure your golf distance..
- Antigua Performance Apparel – Incredible soft and affordable apparel made with moisture management micro flat pique. Great line of products
- Golf Buddy – Talking Golf GPS with 36,000+ World Courses Preloaded, No Fees Ever, Distances to Front/Center/Back of the Green and Multi-Lingual
- Lyle & Scott – Legendary Golf Apparel celebrating this year 140 years of success, 1st golf collection came in the 1960s, Lyle & Scott golf clothing has remained a favorite of the fashion conscious golfer.
- J Lindeberg – Swedish clothing company marketed as a 21st Century lifestyle brand. Currently, J.Lindeberg is distributed in over 30 countries