Best of Show – A Few of the Items Attracting Our Attention at the PGA Merchandise Show


Finn Cycle single rider cart that’s truly fun to ride and makes ready golf a reality – can cut time to play a round by two-thirds. Electric with dual brakes and very stable.

Bridgestone’s TOUR B XW-1 Wedges – Soft feel for better players with better scoring shot control and the catchiest slogan of the year, “Biting Rail” grooves. $140 each.

Mizuno enters U.S. ball market with two 4-piece urethane cover balls – the low driver spin RB Tour and higher driver spin RB Tour X. $43 per dozen.

Lynx Golf Prowler VT driver with five screws in the face so loft and face angle may be changed by simply screwing on a new face. $525 with additional faces $120.

Bushnell Golf Pro XE laser range finder gives yardages up to 500 yards but with temperature and altitude compensations in addition to slope. $550.

The Nitron push cart from Bag Boy has two nitrogen-powered pistons that smoothly unfold the push cart from the stored position. $250.
The Striker shoe by New Balance has a waterproof microfiber leather upper and ultralight support. Two-year waterproof warrantee – 3 color choices $120 per pair.

Four new colors for the Vivid family from Volvik will be popular with those preferring the added visibility of non-white golf balls. Matte finish 3-piece $32.99 per dozen

For visual learners Colour Path Golf created a kit with vivid panels, strips and circles to show the proper positions for the club in each part of the swing.

Ed Travis

Ed Travis is a national award winning golf journalist and has carried on a lifelong love affair with the game. His work covering the business of golf, equipment, golf personalities and travel is regularly seen in numerous print and electronic publications. He has competed in tournament golf both as an amateur and senior professional and though his competitive days are behind him, Travis still plays regularly. He and his wife live on a water hazard in suburban Orlando.

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