Ed Travis

About Ed Travis

Ed 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 prominently featured 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, Ed still plays regularly and carries a handicap of 4. He lives on a water hazard in suburban Orlando.

Golf’s Sad Future

Bryson, Distance and the USGA On his way to a six-stroke U.S. Open victory Bryson DeChambeau was not the longest off the tee on the narrow fairwayed, high roughed, penal test a.k.a. Winged Foot Golf Club. Given all the post tournament discussion, heartfelt angst and hand wringing it may be overlooked the young Californian was seventh [...]

By |2020-09-27T16:22:05-04:00September 27th, 2020|Categories: News|Tags: |

Honma Golf: TR21X New Distance Iron

ORLANDO, Florida – A new distance iron from Honma Golf, the TR21X model, is targeted at players ranging in skill level from professionals to mid-handicappers. Fast Facts Honma TR21X Irons: Blade-like look Foam filled hollow body Internal tungsten weight L-cup face $188 per club NSPro 95 NEO steel shafts $212 Sakata VIZARD graphite shafts Honma has [...]

By |2020-09-24T18:49:42-04:00September 24th, 2020|Categories: Golf Products|Tags: , |

A Good Idea – Callaway Needed These In Their Line Up

Callaway Mack Daddy CB Wedge The new game improvement Mack Daddy CB (cavity back) wedges from Callaway Golf are targeted for use by players wanting added forgiveness, lots of spin and high consistency from their wedges. Fast Facts Mack Daddy CB wedge: Game-improvement category cavity back wedge Larger head/thicker topline compared Cavity back with perimeter weighting [...]

By |2020-09-15T09:05:56-04:00September 15th, 2020|Categories: Golf Products|Tags: , |

This Might be the Longest Name for a Putter Ever

Justin Thomas Inspired Scotty Cameron Phantom X5.5 Putter Four years ago, Justin Thomas had some ideas for a modified putter which have now resulted in Scotty Cameron making the limited edition Phantom X5.5 mallet. Fast Facts Scotty Cameron Phantom X5.5 putter: Solid milled 303 stainless steel head & face Aluminum sole plate Full shaft offset, 3.5° [...]

By |2020-09-13T19:17:08-04:00September 13th, 2020|Categories: Golf Products|Tags: , |

End of One Season We Will Remember for a While

A Strange PGA Tour Season The 2019-2020 PGA Tour season will be remembered for a long time. The worldwide pandemic caused a disruption to our lives as well as the Tour’s schedule that hopefully will never be repeated. Besides the hiatus which resulted in just 36 tournaments being played rather than 46 as was done last [...]

By |2020-09-08T22:41:05-04:00September 8th, 2020|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

Srixon’s Latest

Srixon’s Soft Feel & Soft Feel Lady Golf Balls Srixon has launched the Soft Feel 12th generation two-piece ionomer cover golf ball and a complimentary model for women. Fast Facts Soft Feel Golf Balls: Two-piece ionomer 338 dimple cover 60 compression Gradient firmness core Color choice of white or yellow $21.99 per dozen Fast Facts Soft [...]

By |2020-09-08T22:41:19-04:00September 8th, 2020|Categories: Golf Products|Tags: , |

Honma TR20B irons – They Are Really Putting a Push on for More Market Share

Honma TR20B Blades Honma Golf expands its lineup with the announcement of the TR20B model blade irons for professionals and low handicap amateurs. Fast Facts Honma TR20B irons: Better players traditionally shaped forged blades S20C carbon steel Center of gravity near center of face Thin topline Progressive bounce 5-iron 26°, pitching wedge 46° Nippon Modus3 120 [...]

By |2020-08-31T14:00:00-04:00August 31st, 2020|Categories: Golf Products|Tags: , , |

Another Great Looking Wedge from Mizuno

Mizuno ES21 Wedges Mizuno Golf steps up their wedge game with the new ES21s with a sweet spot located in the center of the face to improve impact consistency. Fast Facts ES21 Wedges: Two-piece stainless steel with hollow body Forged boron infused steel Center of gravity in center of face High toe/low heel profile CNC milled [...]

By |2020-08-29T15:49:06-04:00August 29th, 2020|Categories: Golf Products|Tags: , , |

Callaway’s New Clubs For Next Season

Callaway Big Bertha Driver is Back Callaway Golf returns the Big Bertha brand name with the Big Bertha B-21 game improvement family of woods, hybrids and irons. Fast Facts: Big Bertha B-21 Driver: High launch low spin draw bias weighting A.I.-design Flash Face with Jailbreak internal rods Carbon fiber crown RCH shaft, Golf Pride Tour Velvet [...]

By |2020-08-20T06:17:39-04:00August 20th, 2020|Categories: Golf Products|Tags: , , |

Mizuno JPX921 Series Irons

Third generation JPX irons from Mizuno Golf, the JPX921 series, consists of the JPX921 Forged, JPX921 Tour, JPX921 Hot Metal and Hot Metal Pro. Fast Facts JPX921 Forged: Forged players irons Shorter blade length with reduced offset Full body Chromoly 4120 with 0.5mm thinner face Toe bias perimeter weighting Wider CNC milled back slot $1,399.95 Fast [...]

By |2020-08-15T12:05:44-04:00August 15th, 2020|Categories: Golf Products|Tags: , , , |
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