adidas adipower Boost Golf Shoe: A Revolution in Cushioning

Featuring an innovative new cushioning technology, the all-new adidas adipower Boost golf shoe (for both men and women) is set to revolutionize the golf shoe market. Boost technology is designed to deliver maximum energy return, responsiveness, and unparalleled comfort.

The foam cushioning is comprised of thousands of TPU (Thermoplastic Polyurethane) energy capsules fused together by way of a proprietary high pressure steam molding process. At their core, these capsules are the essence of the innovation – its function is storing and releasing energy efficiently throughout the swing and delivering maximum energy return as athletes perform.

Jason Day, adidas Golf brand ambassador and #4 in the current Official World Golf Ranking (as of 2/26/25), was first introduced to the shoe during testing in 2014, where he raved about the footwear’s aesthetic appearance, comfort and performance attributes.

“When I first put them on, I immediately noticed how comfortable they were. I didn’t want to take them off,” said Day. “During the swing, the energy return is noticeable – as if you can feel the technology in action. I wanted to keep them the moment I saw them. They feel good, and look good, too.”

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Now available, the men’s adidas adipower Boost golf shoe is available in four color ways, while the women’s adidas adipower Boost golf shoe is offered in two color ways.

Also available for both men and women is the adidas adipower sport Boost golf shoe, built on the iconic supernova running shoe and utilizing many of the same design and fabrication elements as adipower Boost in a streamlined, spikeless design with strategically-placed adiwear traction.

Want to learn about the clubs Jason is playing? Check out what we have to say about the TaylorMade R15 driver.

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A Golfer’s Guide to Navigating Palm Beach Florida

A mere two hour drive up Interstate 95 from Miami is an area of Florida where the pace of life moves a little slower, snowbirds are abound, and golf courses reign supreme. With a recent influx of PGA Touring Professionals (Rory McIlroy, Rickie Fowler, and Keegan Bradley) making their home in the Palm Beaches, it is without question that the Gold Coast is quickly regaining its footing as the golf mecca in Florida. Home to a world class resort, nine in house restaurants, and five championship golf courses featuring a variety of playing conditions, there is no question that PGA National Resort & Spa is the perfect place to setup camp for your golfing weekend.

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Photo courtesy of PGA National Resort and Spa

Thursday

After undergoing an extensive $100 million renovation, PGA National Resort and Spa has become one of the most popular stops on tour among the players. Just 20 minutes from Palm Beach International Airport and one hour from Ft. Lauderdale, this tour stop is an easy destination to get to with favorable weather during the winter months.

The Champion

Originally designed by Tom and George Fazio for major tournament play, the Champion course at PGA National Resort and Spa was redesigned by Jack Nicklaus in 2014 and hosts The Honda Classic each spring on the PGA Tour. Although The Champion course has generous landing areas with spacious and accepting TifEagle greens, golfers are presented with course management challenges throughout the round. A must-play on any avid golfer’s list, The Champion course features the Bear Trap which spans three demanding holes.

The Palmer

Named after its designer, Arnold Palmer, this is one of the most forgiving courses at PGA National Resort and Spa from tee to fairway, known as a risk/reward game. The open fairways and larger Champion Bermuda greens can be quite accommodating and invite players to take a chance if they dare; The Palmer has a great series of finishing holes, with the 18th being one of the most scenic par-5s on the property.

The Fazio (Formerly the Haig Course)

The Fazio is a reinvention of the Haig, PGA National Resort and Spa’s original 18-hole course that opened in 1980. Formerly the Haig course, designed by George and Tom Fazio as a tribute to five-time PGA champion Walter Hagen, the Fazio is a modern reinvention of the 18-hole course opened in 1980. The renovation was led by Tom Fazio II and boasts a number of modern improvements to the classic golf architecture such as reconfigured tee boxes and bunkers. The redesigned course strikes the perfect balance in providing a challenging course for seasoned golfers and a round of enjoyable resort golf for those with higher handicaps.

The Squire

Named after the immortal Gene Sarazen, the first golfer ever to win the professional Grand Slam, “the thinking man’s course” is the ultimate test of accuracy and precision. Designed by Tom and George Fazio, the Squire is the shortest and most exacting of the courses at PGA National Resort and Spa. Tee shots demand accuracy with fairway woods and long irons, while the new smaller “Emerald Bermuda” greens demand precise approach shots. The Squire is surrounded by natural areas teaming with vegetation and wildlife. The 5th hole even runs along part of a wilderness preserve, which borders the west side of the PGA National community.

The Estates

Designed by Karl Litten, The Estates course presents an enjoyable mix of challenging and docile holes. The course sets up for any level of player as it’s one of the shorter courses at PGA National Resort & Spa. Golfers are tested with the formidable placement of fairway bunkers and water hazards. Generous fairways at this course will often make stray tee shots more manageable, and the large, inviting greens help keep the course fun for the high handicapper. Forced carries to many of the greens, hitting over hazards or bunkers, create a test that makes each round more enjoyable than the last. The Estates course is located five miles west of the main resort.

Rates: Contact the resort for all inclusive stay and play packages
Tee Time Booking Policy: Reservation policy varies depending upon course; contact the Golf Shop for tee time availability

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Photo courtesy of The Breakers Palm Beach

Friday

With two championship courses and home to Florida’s first 18-hole golf course, the Breakers is the destination of choice for avid golfers, as well as vacationers who enjoy the game. From the first tee until the final approach on the 18th hole, these meticulously designed courses entice and challenge golfers of all levels.

The Ocean Course

With fairways that weave between sandy hazards, the Ocean Course rewards wit over power, challenging golfers to play the ball low on the 140 acre complex overlooking the Atlantic. First laid out in 1896 by Alexander H. Findley, the Ocean Course was redesigned in 2000 by Brian Silva, Golf World’s 1999 Architect of the Year. Combining a love of the game with technology, Silva preserved its unique attributes, while perfecting the course for the 21st century golfer. Silva’s redesign addressed tee elevation, tee sizes, surface slopes, pin placement areas, the integration of sand and grass-faced bunkers and included a complex installation of new drainage and irrigation.

The Breakers Rees Jones Course

This course (located ten miles away) was recently reconstructed as one of the premier golf experiences in the southeast U.S., reflecting the incomparable new-classic style of eminent golf course architect Rees Jones. From its previous incarnation as Breakers West, the new course has been lengthened to more than 7,100 yards and changed into a par 72 layout. A contemporary counterpart to the historic Ocean Course, The Breakers Rees Jones Course caters to every level of golfer and provides multiple options thanks to challenging water carries, varied pin positions and large landing areas from all tees. For your convenience, complimentary shuttle service is provided from The Breakers resort to The Breakers Rees Jones Course.

Rates: $205 per player
Tee Time Booking Policy: Reservation policy varies depending upon course; contact the Golf Shop for tee time availability

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Photo courtesy of Polo Trace Golf Club

Saturday

Located just 30 minutes south of Palm Beach Gardens, Polo Trace Golf Club is one of South Florida’s hidden gems. Designed by Karl Litten, this links-style course plays over 7,000 yards, featuring new Champion Turf greens and lush rolling fairways providing players with the ultimate golfing experience. Located in beautiful Delray Beach, Florida, Polo Trace Golf Club is just minutes from historic downtown Delray Beach. Take a post-golf stroll down Atlantic Avenue and enjoy the many restaurants, side walk cafes and bars. Nestled among the restaurants and boutiques, are almost 30 galleries that make up Delray Beach’s bustling art scene.

Rates: $99 per player
Tee Time Booking Policy: Up to 7 days in advance

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Photo courtesy of Palm Beach Par 3

Sunday

Designed by world renowned golf course architect, Dick Wilson and his apprentice Joe Lee, the Palm Beach Par 3 was built by Michael Phipps and opened for play in 1961. It was privately owned until 1973, when the Town of Palm Beach purchased it for five million dollars. The course was recently renovated and redesigned in 2009 by Hall of Fame golfer Raymond Floyd.  It’s been touted twice by Golf Digest as “The Best Par 3 in the U.S.”. Golf Magazine even bestowed its Number One Rating to the course, with second-place awarded to the short course at Augusta National. It’s also been listed among Golf Range Magazine’s Top 25 Short Courses in America, twice. Celebrating its 50th birthday, the beautifully restored Par 3 is well on its way to regaining its glory, when it was ranked #1 in the country.

Rates: $48 per player
Tee Time Booking Policy: 7 days in advance

Other Notable Courses

The Links at Boynton Beach
Rates: $63 per player
Tee Time Booking Policy: 8 days in advance

Deer Creek Golf Club
Rates: $110 per player
Tee Time Booking Policy: 7 days in advance

There is perhaps no other place in the country with a better concentration of private golf clubs within twenty square miles. If there were ever a time to call in any connections you have, this would be it. Among the dozens of world class clubs these three stand out above the rest:

Recommended Restaurants/Bars

Looking for more golf trips? Take a look at our ultimate golf guides to Miami and Pinehurst.

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How To Control Your Game From The Tee

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With the west coast swing in the books, PGA National will play host to the Honda Classic in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. The Champion course at PGA National includes the infamous Bear Trap, holes 15-17, commonly regarded as the most daunting three hole stretch on the PGA Tour. These holes demand a well thought out game plan to successfully survive, and a game plan always starts with the tee shot. Here’s the basics to control your game from the tee.

Keys to Course Management

  1. How is the green set up? Where is the hole location? Where can I miss with my approach shot?
  2. Based on the green setup, where do I want my drive to be positioned on the fairway? What type of shot do I want to hit into the green, fade/draw, low/high?
  3. Where is the trouble off the tee, how do I want to shape my shot? What is the architect giving me?

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Play the Hole Backwards

The 16th hole at PGA National demands your attention from the moment you step off of the 15th green. With water running along the right side of the hole, from tee to green, it is imperative that you position yourself for success using a well thought out game plan.

  1. With the green well bunkered on the right side along with a sharp fall off to the hazard, the obvious approach shot to this green is a fade that starts on the left side of the green and works its way back to the middle of the green just right of the flag. With this hole, Nicklaus gives you the opportunity to miss left, if you hit a pull you still have an opportunity to get up and down.  If your ball fades to the middle of the green you have a chance at a birdie or a two putt for par.  Conversely, a draw would not be the ideal shot approaching this green as you would have to start the ball over the water and run the risk of it not turning over.
  1. With that in mind, the ideal position in the fairway is left-center. This would give you the best angle into the green taking the majority of water out of play.
  1. As with the approach shot, you should try to hit a fade of the tee by starting the ball at the fairway bunker on the left. If the ball fades as planned you will be sitting in the middle of the fairway. If the ball goes straight you will either be dealing with a fairway bunker or rough, which beats the alternative of being in the hazard.

Quick Recap

1. Think Backwards Before You Tee Off – Where is the hole location and how can I position myself to get there minimizing risk?

2. Take What The Architect Gives You – Determine if the risk if worth the reward.  If it is not, play to the area that the course designer gives you.  Position yourself for success!

Follow these tips and you will find yourself in better position to score! Looking for more great instructional tips from our staff of PGA Professionals? Visit our instructional articles.

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