MAY 2018
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POWAKADDY DRI-EDITION CART BAG £229.99, POWAKADDY.COM PowaKaddy’s new Dri-Edition is made from a super-lightweight nylon fabric which offers a level of waterproof performance unrivalled in the cart bag market. Weighing just 2kg, features include 14 individual club dividers; seven storage pockets; drinks cooler pocket; external umbrella holder; key lock system; towel and glove holder; and a detachable rain hood. It is available in five colours, with a black/ gunmetal base combined with red, yellow, pink, blue or silver accents.
GARMIN APPROACH S10 £139.99, GARMIN.COM/GOLF Garmin’s new entry level GPS watch shows distances to the front, back and middle of the green for over 41,000 worldwide courses. Boasting a 1.3-inch high-resolution sunlight readable screen, the S10 will automatically select the course and the hole, and in addition to yardages to the green, will also display distances to hazards, doglegs and layups. After every game it shows the total distance travelled, total time played, and the score for that round, ready to be uploaded to a weekly leaderboard on the Garmin Golf App. It has a battery life of up to 12 hours between charges in GPS mode.
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BUSHNELL ION2 GPS WATCH £149, BUSHNELLGOF.EU Preloaded with more than 36,000 courses around the world, Bushnell’s new iON2 watch provides instant front, middle and back yardages in a simple, classy design. The watch boasts Bluetooth technology, which works in sync with the Bushnell App so that golfers can make course updates through a smartphone. It also offers up to four hazard/layup distances per hole, auto-hole advance, a shot distance calculator, step counter and odometer, and all the normal functions of a watch. The battery will last for up to three 18-hole rounds, while a new reversible strap offers a choice of black/blue or silver/green colours.
ADIDAS ADICROSS CLASSIC £69.99, ADIDAS.CO.UK Looking more like a tennis shoe from the 1970s, the Adicross Classic is packed with modern day technology to make it the ideal summer golfing shoe. The leather uppers have been treated with a water repellant coating to keep moisture out, while a breathable sockliner helps heat escape. A lightweight, moulded insole provides cushioning and support, while 72 rubber nubs on the sole provide all the grip you need on and off the course. They are available in a choice of six colours for men, including white, black and indigo, while women’s options include coral and chalk white.
CALLAWAY XR SPEED DRIVER £339, CALLAWAYGOLF.COM Callaway’s all-new XR Speed driver is billed as the ‘fastest, hottest and most forgiving’ XR driver ever. Performance boundaries have been pushed with the introduction of a new variable face thickness face, which is lighter and more flexible than any previous design, and generates greater ball speeds and distance across a wider area. The XR Speed features an ultra-light triaxial carbon crown – 45% lighter than the XR 16 titanium crown – to promote high launch and lower spin off the tee and increased MOI. The aerodynamics of the 460cc head have also been enhanced, with a new version of the speed step on the crown reducing air resistance and optimising clubhead speed. The driver is fitted with an adjustable hosel which allows each of the three loft models – 9°, 10.5°, 13.5°HT – to be altered one degree down or two degrees up. It comes with a 45-5-inch Project X HZRDUS shaft as standard. There is a matching set of fairway woods (£229) – 3, 4, 5 and 7 – which feature shallow faces for easy launch, and a new version of the Hyper Speed Face Cup for a combination of distance and forgiveness.