FootJoy Tour S: Comfortable Power

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It’s been said that a good golf swing comes from the ground up. With that said, having a wearing a high-performing golf shoe helps you swing your best. What makes a golf shoe perform? The shoe must be stable, supportive, and comfortable.

Taking inspiration from Tour players, the FootJoy Tour S shoe is the culmination of these traits. Our review takes a closer look at the new features that deliver the next-level performance.

FootJoy Tour S Features

Sole Power

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PowerPlate™

The grey area of the Tour S’s outsole is called the PowerPlate™. The lightweight of the PowerPlate™ comes from using a Pebax® polymer, which is 20% lighter than other polymers commonly used. The sole provides a tremendous amount of stability, keeping your feet firmly planted on the ground.

Adding to the sole’s lightweight and stability is a carbon fiber plate in the middle. The carbon fiber reduces the weight and is flexible enough to move with your foot during the swing.

LaunchPods™

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Nine LaunchPods™ are strategically placed around the bottom of the Tour S also keep your feet planted while swinging. Pivix cleats with FastTwist go in the LaunchPods™.

Tour S Upper: Strap In

The upper of the FootJoy Tour S supports your feet in several ways. The most visible way s FootJoy’s proprietary PowerStrap™. The rubber-feeling piece hugs your foot as you lace the shoe up.

FootJoy Tour S tongue and power strap

The tongue of these shoes has the unique ability to lock your feet in place in a comfortable way. The easy-to-grip ComforTongue™ conforms to the top of your foot as you tie the shoes.

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Pure Performance Luxury

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The majority of the upper is wrapped in PPL (Pure Performance Luxury) leather by Pittards and is exclusive to FootJoy. The leather is soft and flexible so as not to interfere with your swing. The leather also gives the Tour S a 2-year waterproof guarantee.

Inside the FootJoy Tour S is a dual-density PU Fit-Bed® insole. It’s thick in all the right places to support your feet and make it easier to play all day (what golfer doesn’t want that?).

Putting a Bow FootJoy Tour S

We covered the main features of the FootJoy Tour S shoe that deliver its power, precision, and comfort. Try either the laced or BOA model today to experience it for yourself.

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Golf Nutrition On and Off The Course

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Golf nutrition is having an increasing influence on the modern player’s performance. For competitive players, it can mean the difference between finishing strong or fading in the closing holes. Across the internet, you can find plans as specific as what to eat on each hole in order to maximize your performance. For the vast majority of us, simply out there to have a good time with friends, these plans are not necessarily applicable. We take a look at this second type of golf nutrition, for we weekend warriors. I’ll focus on the types of food to eat and when it’s best to eat them to help you maintain the level of play for the entire round.

Golf Nutrition: On and Off the Course

Water, Water, Water

drink plenty of water

Without a doubt, the most overlooked thing in a golfer’s diet before, during, and after a round is the simplest thing in the world, H2O.  Being outside over a long period, often in the heat and sun, dehydration is a major factor that can affect your performance. Make sure to drink water in the hours leading up to the start of your round in order to start out properly hydrated.

Once on the course, you want to maintain that hydration throughout the round so that focus and performance do not slip at any point. Keep a water bottle with you and take sips before and after each shot throughout the round.  You don’t have to chug bottles at one time but if you maintain a steady intake throughout the round, you’ll keep hydration consistent.

If you are enjoying alcoholic beverages during the round, make sure to up your water intake due to the dehydration characteristics of alcohol.

Before you play

Eating a good meal prepares your body for physical activity. It’s like starting a road trip with a full tank of gas. What should that meal be, though?

healthy breakfast

A couple of hours prior to playing, eat a meal with a good amount of protein, healthy fats, and complex carbohydrates. For example, eggs or meat as the protein source and fruits/vegetables as the complex carbohydrates. These foods provide a good energy reserve that lasts. The dreaded sugar rush and associated crash often caused by some energy bars or candy should be avoided.

In Between the Ropes

fruit and nut snack

During your round, the goal is to maintain that energy level.  Fruits and nuts are the ideal snacks to consume during your round. The extended time to digest these foods helps maintain a steady level of energy. While that hot dog or hamburger at the turn sounds like a wonderful idea, keep in mind that the difficulty in digestion can cause issues on the back nine.

For the last few holes, if you are starting to feel a little sluggish, a low sugar sports drink or candy bar (in a pinch) can give you that quick boost to get you to the end of your round. Just keep in mind that the dreaded sugar crash is coming if you’re out there too long. The sugar crash often leads to a loss of focus and concentration at the most crucial point in your round.

After You Turn Your Card In

After your round, a meal similar to your pre-round meal promotes recovery for your body. You’ll be ready for the rest of your day and have a head start on your nutrition for the next day.

Remember These Things For Better Golf Nutrition

For good golf nutrition on and off the course, remember these things:

  • Drink plenty of water before, during, and after the round
  • A pre-round meal of protein, healthy fats, and carbs will fill your body’s gas tank
  • Keep your energy up during the round with fruits and nuts
  • After your round’s done, refuel with a similar meal to your pre-round meal

Following these basic golf nutrition rules goes a long way to providing more consistent performance and better scores.

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Callaway Adds Jaibreak To Rogue Fairway Woods and Hybrids

Rogue Fairway woods and hybrids

Last year’s Callaway GBB Epic driver dazzled the market. Its revolutionary Jailbreak technology lead to more ball speed, distance, and forgiveness. For 2018’s Rogue series, Callaway engineers found a way to add this amazing technology to fairway woods and hybrids. Jailbreak isn’t the only new technology in the Rogue fairway woods and hybrids. Here’s what you need to know:

Rogue Fairway Woods and Hybrids

Rogue Fairway Woods

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The Rogue fairway woods use stainless steel for their Jailbreak Bars as opposed to the Titanium of the drivers. Using steel stiffens the body and places more load on the face at impact. This delivers (you guessed it) more ball speed and distance.

Combining Jailbreak with an ultra-thin Carpenter 455 steel face and Callaway’s Face Cup technology spreads this increased speed and distance to shots hit outside of the center of the club face.

Rogue fairway internal-standing-wave

Finally, an Internal Standing Wave Technology sits low, behind the face. It moves the CG low and forward, delivering distance-enhancing high launch and low spin.

To finish things off, Callaway refines the size, shape, and position of their Boeing-influenced Speed Step. Air flows better over the top of the club, helping it move faster. Talk about the ultimate distance and forgiveness fairway wood!

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The Rogue fairway woods come in 2 models, the Standard and Sub Zero model. The Sub Zero has weight pushed forward, toward the face, for lower spin and launch.

Rogue Hybrids

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Like the fairway woods, the Rogue hybrids feature Jailbreak technology for the first time. Callaway also continues to use their Hyper Speed Cup Face and Internal Standing wave in the Rogue hybrid. The 3 technologies produce high-launching shots that seem to travel forever.

rogue x hybrid

New to the Rogue hybrid line is the Rogue X. This version has all the technology as the standard model, but in a lighter, stronger-lofted package with a bigger head. Slower swingers looking for maximum distance and forgiveness will gravitate to this model.

Rogue Fairway Woods and Hybrids: Go Long

With all of the excitement over these clubs, I will not be surprised to see golfers everywhere “Going Rogue” in 2018.

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