2017 Holiday Equipment Buying Guide

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Welcome to the next installment of our 2017 Holiday buying guides. Looking to get that someone special some golf equipment for the holidays? The items in this equipment buying guide are at the top of many lists and worth considering.

Equipment Buying Guide

TaylorMade 2017 M2 Driver

TaylorMade 2017 M2 driver

The 2017 TaylorMade M2 driver took all of the wonderful aspects of the 2016 model and supersized them. The result is a distance machine that hits the ball long, straight, and high. The multi-material design of Carbon Composite and Titanium allow for weight savings, leading to exceptional club speed. Some of the weight savings were moved lower and further back, creating amazing forgiveness, distance, and a high launch angle.

Deeper and 3 times more active, the re-designed Speed Pocket provides high launch/low spin conditions leading to distance, distance, distance (seeing the pattern?).

Finally, new GEOCOUSTIC technology gives the 2017 M2 exceptional sound and feel through its design.

Learn more about this driver (and its other half, M2 D-Type) in our full review.

PING G400 irons

ping g400 iron

The PING G400 irons offer some great forgiveness and distance in a classic looking package. DOn’t be fooled by their looks, though. These irons are loaded with technology.

The increased strength of the Hyper 17.4 stainless steel construction allows for a thinner face. Combining the thin face with the latest COR-Eye technology generates faster ball speeds for increased distance and height.

A unique top rail design further increases face flexing to launch the ball high and provide better-stopping power on the green.

Finally, a unique Hydropearl chrome finish reduces friction, improving launch and spin in wet conditions and from the rough.

As always, these PING irons can be custom ordered in a wide variety of options to ensure the perfect fit.

Our PGA Professionals can help answer any questions about custom fitting you have too!

Cleveland 588 RTX 2.0 Wedges

588 rtx 2.0 wedge

If a great wedge at a great price is on your list, the Cleveland 588 RTX 2.0 wedge is the one for you. This wedge has the legendary performance and looks of the original 588 wedge. In addition, these wedges add forgiveness and Cleveland’s fourth generation Rotex Face Technology.

Rotex Face technology increases friction by micro-milling a pattern on the club face. This feature gives more control and consistent spin, even from wet grass and rough.

The 3 available grinds (low, standard, and full) give you increased versatility around the green.

The 588 RTX 2.0 wedge is the perfect gift that doesn’t break the bank.

Jonathan J. had this to say about these wedges:

“This wedge is a little heavier than my old Cleveland wedge but after one practice session I prefer the weight. I believe it is easier to control the distance now. Definitely recommend.”

TaylorMade OS Putters

TaylorMade OS Putters

TaylorMade’s OS and OS CB putters help you sink more putts with forgiveness and easy alignment. Thanks to a larger clubhead size, the OS putters provide a high MOI (forgiveness) and a bigger sweet spot. So, any mishits still get to the hole.

The OS CB models have an even larger head and a counterbalance weight in the grip. The weight helps smooth out the stroke and keep the putter and ball on its line.

To aid with alignment, all of the models feature a large, raised, red sight line. The contrasting color helps you see it better.

Finally, the inserts are vertically milled to reduce backspin and provide better roll and softer feel.

You can choose from either the Daytona blade putter and the Monte Carlo mallet in both is standard (OS) or Counter-balance (CB) style.

Callaway Strata 2015 12-Piece Complete Set

callaway strata set

The Callaway Strata 2015 12-piece complete set provides the perfect all-in-one package at a great price. This complete set comes with everything you need:  A 460 CC driver, fairway wood, hybrid, 5 irons and a putter. Along with the clubs, headcovers for the driver, fairway, and hybrid as well as a Calaway golf bag are included. The uniflex shaft in the clubs works for a large majority of golfer’s.

This is the perfect starter set for a beginner golfer while they develop their swing and work on improving. These are also a great option for the recreational player that gets out a few times year and just wants to have fun.

Here’s how one customer reviewed this set:

“I just began playing golf and bought this set. I like that it has all the necessary clubs in a set that can be built on to. You cannot beat the value of this set for a beginner golfer.” – MJ

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Rudi Fann

Rudi Fann has been a Class “A” member of the PGA of America since 2008. He began his career in 1998 as the Assistant Golf Professional at Wake Forest Golf Club in Wake Forest, NC. In 2002, Rudi accepted a similar position at Rio Mar Country Club in Rio Grande, Puerto Rico. He spent a year there before moving to Nipomo, CA where he worked at Blacklake Golf Resort. Over the next 10 years, he worked his way from Assistant Golf Professional to Head Golf Professional and finally Director of Golf Operations. In his time at Blacklake, Rudi devoted much of his time to running tournaments and other activities in order to create a social atmosphere at the club. After Blacklake, Rudi spent one year as Head Golf Professional at Paso Robles Golf Club before deciding to return home to North Carolina. Since returning to North Carolina, Rudi has worked with the First Tee of the Triangle helping to instill life skills and core values through the game of golf to local youth.