Archive for November, 2010

Intech Lancer Junior Golf Club Set Review

Get your youngster into golfing with the Intech Lancer junior golf set for boys, available in two sizes–for ages 3 to 7 (36 to 48 inches tall) and for ages 8 to 12 (48 to 58 inches tall). This affordable beginner’s set is designed to provide an easy entry into the game, pointing toward a lifetime of fun on the golf course. Everything your beginner needs to start enjoying a lifetime of golfing.

This set features a 17.5-degree stainless driver with a composite graphite which provides precise weight placement to promote a more balanced and natural swing. The included EZ Stroke putter is back-weighted to provide a smooth putting stroke, and it has a milled polymer face insert for better feel and firm contact.
The mid and short irons feature a cavity-back, low-center of gravity design for more forgiveness, promoting good swing and control techniques. And the high loft, offset 4/5 hybrid iron makes fairway play fun.

The lightweight stand bag with kickstand has a six-compartment top, zippered rain cover, five accessory pockets, and a comfortable padded dual strap that can be worn around one shoulder or around both, like a backpack. It also includes a rubber grip handle.

Customer Review:
We bought the older version of this set for our 8 year old who is just getting into golf. We’ve only had the clubs for a week, but he’s played with them and they appear to be a very nice beginner set. We were also surprised that the bag is a nice quality one that looks like it will hold up and the set comes with covers for the drivers. The only minor complaint is that the clubs are a bit heavy but they’re right for the price.

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Gold Golf Putters

  • November 29, 2010, 1:01 pm
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  • In Putters

There are now more than 2,500 putters in what is referred to as “The Gold Putter Vault”. The oldest belongs to John Barnum, who won the 1962 Cajun Classic with a model 69. The collection includes putters from 47 major championships, including all four majors in 1988. The PING Anser occupies the most space in the vault, with more than 500 wins to its credit. You’ll even find a few gold-plated wedges in the collection, including a replica of the Eye2 sand wedge used to win the 1986 PGA Championship with a dramatic hole-out from the green-side bunker.

Take a look at this very rare, wood shafted iron from circa 1760. Few clubs of this vintage have survived the ravages of time. Knowledgable collectors often estimate the number of pre-1800 clubs in the world at fewer than 25! Most of these clubs are in museums or private collections and they very rarely become available for purchase. Nearly all of these clubs are of Scottish manufacture with the irons having a very squared-off toe. Yet this club is quite different with a rounded toe and extra long and thick hosel supporting a heavy and sturdy shaft.

Rafter Radiocarbon Laboratories in New Zealand carbon dated the wood in the shaft to 1760 with an error factor of +/- 40 years. This would generally be a very good indication of the club’s approximate date of manufacture because wood is dried for only a short period of time (about a year) before the moisture content is lowered enough to be useful as a handle or shaft (if wood is dried too long, the moisture content becomes too low and the wood becomes brittle; a protective coating over the wood at the finish of manufacture seals the wood’s moisture content at the ideal level).

Golf was played in the Americas in the 1700s in both South Carolina and New York. Shipping records from the Scottish port of Leith show that a shipment of balls and clubs reached Charleston, South Carolina in the 1740s and there are British military journals and ads from New York newspapers that document play on Long Island, New York later in the 1700s. This particular club with its slightly more crude design than the surviving examples of golf clubs of Scottish manufacture from the 1700s is a very historically significant golf club being perhaps the earliest known example of an American-made golf club in existence!

The club itself is 35 1/2″ long and weighs 24 ounces. The heel to toe length of the clubhead is 4 1/2″ and the width of the blade is 3/16″. The hosel is 9″ long with a circumference of 3 1/4″ and is pinned in two positions, one high and one low. The clubhead is a separate piece of metal from the hosel. The club has a lie angle of 62 degrees with 16 degrees of left-handed loft. The shaft tapers from round at the hosel to square at the grip. There is a “V” cut into the grip indicating the correct placement of the right hand above the left on the wood shaft! See the pictures of how this works with the left-handed “baseball-style” grip which was used at the time.

Two pre-1800 irons sold at a September 2007 Sotheby’s auction in New York for $151,000 and $181,000 respectively, and both were of the more common Scottish manufacture. Check out our many other fine examples of playable and collectible hickory shaft golf clubs on our eBay store.

Cobra ZL Driver Review

  • November 17, 2010, 7:07 pm
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  • In Drivers

The ZL in the Cobra ZL name stands for Zero Limits. To reach this goal when designing the new ZL driver, the project team pooled the 9 point face technology, with Multi Material construction, Stainless steel Weight screw technology with Adjustable Flight Technology, “AFT”. The objective was the built the BEST driver for the most distance, the best ball flight for every golfer, and overall best performance.

Adjusting the face angle is simple as the driver comes with a wrench to loosen the set screw in the sole of the club at the end of the hosel. The shaft adapter fitted on the shaft is marked with the 3 letters, N, C, and O, for easy alignment with the index mark on the hosel of the head. By the easy adjustment, you can adjust the face angle for 1 degree Open, to .5 degree closed to a full 2 degrees closed.
Along with being able to adjust the face angle, the strategy also allows for quick and easy shaft exchange. The Cobra ZL is not restricted to ONE factory standard shaft, but a large assortment of aftermarket elevated quality custom shafts.

The Cobra ZL comes in 4 choices of loft. 8.5* , 9.5*, 10.5* and 11.5*. The 8.5* driver is only available in Right hand version. A light weight composite crown and sole, and a weight screw to fine tune the CG and ball flight. Each shaft comes with an aluminum shaft adapter for speedy and easygoing custom fitting of the driver to the purchaser.