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Author: Todd Kolb

The New 712 Titleist Irons Arrive!

  Remember the feeling you used to get as a kid, when you woke up early on Christmas morning to begin opening presents?  Well, that is what happened today when coming home from the golf course.  Pulling into the driveway I noticed “the box” sitting outside my front door.  “Could it be”, I begin to think?  “Is today the day?”  With each step those magic letters became more and more clear on the outside of the box.     T I T L E I S T Yes!!!! The wait is over my friends.  My new Titleist 712 irons have arrived. ...

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Rickie Fowler Golf Swing Analysis | Key Swing Move

08/29/2011 One of the most exciting young players on the PGA Tour right now is Rickie Fowler.  He exploded onto the golf scene last year with a coming out party at last year’s Ryder Cup.  His good looks, fancy wardrobe and flair for clutch putting have made him a fan favorite of the young golfing crowd. Rickie’s swing is as unique as his style.  A self proclaimed “no instructor” player; his swing is long, smooth and powerful.  The key move in this dynamic swing is the great transition from backswing to downswing.  What makes this possible?  A world class...

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New Titleist Vokey Design SM4 Wedges

Titleist is mostly known for the quality of its golf balls, but over the last decade they have made huge strides on the equipment side.  Their next generation SM4 Spin Milled wedges from Master Wedge designer Bob Vokey are a perfect example.  Like most products that end up on the retail shelves and in the bags of weekend golfers, the tour testing and new product validation process on the SM4 Wedges has been occurring over the last 12 months.  With Titleist Brand Ambassadors such as Adam Scott, Nick Watney and Rickie Fowler leading the way, the PGA Tour players...

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Rory McIlroy Golf Swing Analysis | PGA Professional Todd Kolb

07/26/2012 How does a golfer weighing only 161 lbs and standing 5’9” hit the ball over 310 yards on a regular basis?  What if I told you this particular golfer also hits a ton of fairways and won the US Open?  Yes, Rory McIlroy is a little guy with a big game.  So how can he create this incredible speed with such a small frame?  Answer: THE KINETIC CHAIN. The Kinetic Chain is a series of power building reactions starting from the ground and working its way to the feet, legs, hips, torso, arms, hands and finally the golf...

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Early Look at the New Titleist 712 Irons

Last week we discussed the validation process of the new prototype Titleist AP1, AP2, CB and MB irons.  No question the irons got a passing grade.  During the irons debut at the PGA Tour’s AT &T National, 19 Titleist staff players put them into play including eventual champion Nick Watney.  http://bit.ly/NickWatney.  The trend has continued this week with 24 PGA Tour players bringing them to the first tee at the John Deer Classic.  Right now they are the hottest iron on tour.  For the first time, the public is getting a look at the process and what the pros...

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New Titleist 712 Series Irons

Last week Titleist sent several boxes from their Tour Department in Carlsbad, Cal. to Arnonimink Golf Club, host of the AT & T National PGA Tour event.  Inside those boxes were prototype AP1, AP2, CB and MB irons for Titleist staff members to test out. Like most major golf companies, Titleist first sends new product to staff players on tour for feedback.  The new Titleist iron (712 series) is no different.  This validation process that each club goes through will greatly influence the final design and specifications of the product consumers will see in shops later this year. For...

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Great Time to be a Junior Golfer

Junior golfers have never had it better.  Opportunities to play, train and be around the game of golf are all over.  For those of us in our 40’s and older, we remember a time when this was not the norm for a kid growing up in middle class America.  Back in those days golf was a game only played by kids whose families had a membership to the local country club.  For the rest of us, access to a quality public golf course was much like trying to find a quality set of junior golf clubs.  Impossible! Heck, none...

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The Weather Man is Killling Golf!

Ask a group of golf course operators what has the biggest impact on the number of rounds at their facilities and you might be surprised by the answer.  Slow play, green fee costs, condition of the course?  Nope.  It’s the darn weather man! What? The weather man you say.  Yes, the weather man.  Over the last ten years the weather forecast has become the driving reason tee sheets across the nation are going empty on good golf days.  Never before have people been so scheduled with their lives.  Work, soccer games, dance recitals, business lunches. Shall I keep going? ...

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New Insight Into the Golf Swing

Did you know that your body has a natural Power Angle?  How about your Center of Force?  No?  All right, can you identify your Line of Force?  Completely lost now?  You would not be alone.  However, Dr. David Wright’s research has shown these are all valid reasons why golfers are not playing golf up to their potential. As a teacher of the game, I first consider myself a student of the game.  I am always fascinated at the different ways the game is taught, learned and discovered.  One of my life time ambitions is to spend time with the...

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My Golf Paradise

Spring is a reminder that any day with a ray of sunlight and temps north of freezing will get the golf blood flowing.  We all know the feeling of that first round where hope is eternal and the thought that this is my year has yet to be destroyed by a couple of duck hooks going O.B.  However, after 3 weeks of wind, clouds and temps in the 40’s (well ok the 30’s) one has to wonder how crazy we must really be to think the upper Midwest is anyplace for a real golfer. My favorite week of the...

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