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.

TaylorMade TP Hydro Blast Putters

Seven new milled putters, the TP Hydro Blast series from TaylorMade, have a surface polished by high pressure water and feature a similar insert to that used on the popular Spider X model with downward angled grooves. Fast Facts TP Hydro Blast putters 303 milled stainless steel heads Hydro Blast finish of high-pressure water White Pure [...]

By |2021-06-14T10:45:54-04:00June 14th, 2021|Categories: Golf Products|Tags: , |

RTX Full-Face Wedges by Cleveland

Cleveland Golf’s flagship RTX ZipCore wedge gets an update with the RTX Full-Face Wedge having grooves across the entire face so when a shot calls for impact towards the toe, spin is still imparted to the ball for distance control and stopping on the green. Fast Facts Cleveland RTX Full-Face Wedge Hosel to toe grooves Sharper, [...]

By |2021-06-09T15:28:47-04:00June 9th, 2021|Categories: Golf Products|Tags: , |

Marcoux Samaan has a Unique Opportunity

The LPGA Tour has named a new commissioner, Mollie Marcoux Samaan presently the Director of Athletics at Princeton University and her task will be to chart the future for the most successful women’s professional sport. In February current Commissioner Michael Whan announced that he was leaving to assume responsibilities as CEO of the United States Golf [...]

By |2021-06-02T14:02:51-04:00June 2nd, 2021|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

Precision Pro R1 Smart Laser Rangefinder

Coincident with the PGA of America allowing rangefinders at this week’s PGA Championship, Precision Pro introduced their latest model at a middle of the road price, the R1 Smart Laser with an app that links GPS smartphone yardages. Fast Facts Precision Pro R1 Laser Smart Rangefinder GPS distances Bluetooth paired with smartphone 6x magnification 400 yard [...]

By |2021-05-23T17:04:29-04:00May 23rd, 2021|Categories: Golf Products|Tags: , |

Cobra King 3D Printed Putters

Cobra Golf’s design and manufacturing teams continue to find innovative manufacturing technics to improve club performance and in the most recent case it is in putters, a category in which they have not had a credible entry for several years. This time around R&D was focused on head design, face insert technology for roll and feel, [...]

By |2021-05-23T16:59:52-04:00May 23rd, 2021|Categories: News|Tags: , |

Cobra’s King Vintage Putters

The King Vintage Series is Cobra Golf’s second new putter line of the year and while it may lack the sexy 3D printed lattice of the King 3D Printed sister series, the high MOI Vintage shapes have many features making them attractive to a wide range of players. Fast Facts King Vintage Putters Four head shapes: [...]

By |2021-05-19T12:42:27-04:00May 19th, 2021|Categories: Golf Products|Tags: |

Pro Golf – The Money or The Legacy

Golf’s history and tradition especially at the professional level has taken on a new dimension with the possibility the top stars will have the opportunity to play for mind-boggling prize money in a new league or perhaps leagues. Both the Premier Golf League (PGL) and the unnamed (tagged for convenience the Super Golf League—SGL) seem to [...]

By |2021-05-15T07:10:07-04:00May 15th, 2021|Categories: News|Tags: |

D9 Irons by Wilson Staff

An iterative computer-based design process reconfigured the Wilson Staff D9 irons blade shape and cavity as well as the size and location of the urethane-filled sole slots. Fast Facts Wilson Staff D9 irons Game-improvement category iron Three urethane-filled sole slots Medium shaft offset Wide rounded sole 5-iron loft 21°, pitching wedge 42° Stock shafts: KBS Max [...]

By |2021-05-10T21:39:55-04:00May 10th, 2021|Categories: News|Tags: , |

Player Impact Bonus Affects Fans

After Golfweek revealed the new popularity-based bonus plan for PGA Tour members most comments were focused on the players and made points such as undoubtedly Tiger Woods will be at the top of the list when the program goes into effect in January. This $40 million windfall rating social media popularity may affect fans and opinions [...]

By |2021-04-30T19:46:20-04:00April 30th, 2021|Categories: News|Tags: , |

Ping 2021 Putters

Ping’s 2021 putter series offers eleven models including three versions of the venerable Anser plus an armlock mallet. All make use of a dual layer face insert designed to be soft in the outer layer and firmer in the rear layer. Fast Facts Ping 2021 Putters Multi-material head High MOI design Face insert soft front layer [...]

By |2021-04-19T09:26:59-04:00April 19th, 2021|Categories: Golf Products|Tags: , |
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