Choosing a watch-based, or simple small voice GPS can be a daunting task? Do you need 25,000 Pre-loaded courses or should you go for a unit that offers 30,000? Are you willing to pay a bit more to get distances to hazards or are you content to know yardages to the front, back, and middle of the green? Do you want to use your GPS to keep score?
For such a small device, there sure is a lot to consider. [READ MORE]
Today, we are going to break down the data a bit more to see if we can’t identify some of the factors that played a role in this year’s testing. Naturally, we will be looking into the massive dominance of the Ketsch, but we will also take some time to explore the other contestants, hopefully shedding some light on the underlying factors that affected their performances relative to the others in the field.
We have a bunch of numbers to look at, and a bunch of conclusions to discuss, but first let’s reset the testing conditions. [READ MORE]
To assess accuracy, we had each tester take five putts at distances of 5, 10, and 20 feet, recording the distance that each putt ended up from the edge of the cup. That means measurements were taken for 15 putts per putter with each tester, totaling 150 putts per putter!
Once the distances from the edge of the cup were adjusted for the five and ten foot putts, the scores from all of the testers were combined to generate a total accuracy score for each putter. Accuracy was assessed for the group of testers, not the individual testers.
“Golf’s Most Wanted!” Mallet Putter, should be the most accurate, regardless of the person swinging the stick. [READ MORE]
Welcome to the 2014 Most Wanted Mallet Putter Testing! Today you will see the twenty-four contenders who will compete for the prestigious title of Most Wanted Mallet.
The mallet putter is one of the most diverse categories of golf equipment. This year’s batch of contestants reflects this diversity. There are multiple alignment schemes. Inserts of various compositions and morphologies. The finishes vary. The materials vary. The grips vary. Head geometries range from a simplistic half-mallet to one with a center shaft and aggressive perimeter wings.
The mallets are very different, but they all have a shot to be the Most Wanted Mallet. [SEE THE MALLETS]
As you know, we collect mountains of data during each and every one of our club tests. When it comes to winners, and I suppose losers too, that data is the judge, jury, and on occasion, executioner. Data is what drives our process. Data is the thing that separates us. Data is part of what makes us who we are.
We are datacratic. [READ MORE]
As you probably know by now, we rely on data and nothing but to determine our Most Wanted Drivers each season. Data is cool…it provides a really solid indicator of how a driver can be expected to perform for a range of, or even a specific type of golfer(s).
Of course, sometimes it’s interesting to go beyond the data. Does adjustability really matter? Did any drivers suffer because of their looks? What performance issues were actually fitting issues?
Today is for talking about some of the things we encountered during our test for which the numbers don’t necessarily tell the whole story.
It was mentioned several times in the comments/questions, and we actually got the same question from a couple of golf companies too:
What were your tester’s favorite clubs?
Certainly we hear things during the testing process (both good and bad), but given the interest in the subject, I thought it was worth asking our testers which 5 drivers they liked best. As you might expect, there is some correlation between what they hit the best, and what they liked best, but some of the guys certainly had an affinity for something that might not have been near the top of their own list. [READ MORE]
It’s time to really think about your next cart bag. Do you simply want the most pockets available? That would be the Nike Performance Cart II? But do the numbers really tell the whole story?
Are you a sucker for “full length dividers”? Careful what you wish for. When a company states “full length dividers”, does it mean two, three? It could mean almost anything, but most likely, it DOES NOT mean 14.
Are you a brand loyalist, or do you simply want the best bag out there? For some of you, those two wonderful ideas may overlap.
This year’s Cart Bag Buyer’s Guide will arm you will the info you need to make an intelligent decision about your next cart bag. [READ MORE]
The Moment of Truth – all the shots added up, all the data calculated, all the torn gloves, the ripped callusses, all the formulas, spreadsheets all combine today to give you what you have been waiting for – 2014 Most Wanted Driver.
I want to take a moment to thank all of the companies who participated in this year’s test. Each did so knowing how we test, and fully aware that their driver (or drivers) might not win, or might not even finish in the top 10. While other bowed out, these guys all had the stones to go head to head with the competition.
Seriously guys, a round of applause for everyone. (SHOW ME THE WINNERS!)
Yesterday was for the guys who don’t give a damn about hitting it straight, so long as they hit it far. Today we’re switching up the program. We won’t go so far as to say this is for the guys who don’t care how long they hit it so long as it’s straight, but today is about the short grass, the guy that wants to stripe it down the center of the fairway.
Today we are talking accuracy. Today you will find out which companies in golf make the “2014 Most Wanted – Most Accurate Drivers”. Let’s get to it!
For the grippers, for the rippers, for the guy that wants 15 more yards, here is your 2014’s Most Wanted – Longest Driver in Golf.
Today is for the guys who are confident they can hit anything straight, or simply don’t care where the ball goes, so long as it goes far. Today, at MyGolfSpy, it’s all about the long ball. And we guarantee you, we’ve found the longest drivers in golf for 2014.
Tomorrow kicks off 4 days of Golf’s Most Wanted Driver coverage on MyGolfSpy.
4 Days? I know…it’s insane. Would you expect anything else from the most complete driver test in golf?
When you’re as thorough as we are, it takes nearly as long to get through a single club test as it does some others to get through an entire bag of clubs (not to mention the bag itself).
Quite frankly we don’t even have time to do Morning Drive (full disclosure, they didn’t exactly invite us). [READ MORE]
So you’re headed to Bandon Dunes for the ultimate guys trip – the trip of a lifetime. You’ve got your rain suit, and an umbrella, but I’m guessing you didn’t spend much time researching what rain glove to buy, or even worse, you didn’t even pack a set of rain gloves. You’ll buy some when you get there, right?
You basically just tossed the trip of a lifetime down the drain because you’re probably not going to be able to grip your clubs.
Got your attention? – Good!
Read on to learn which gloves will keep you making contact no matter how wet it gets, and which gloves will have you cursing up a storm when your driver goes flying down the fairway. [READ MORE]
The days of golf bag recommendations based on little more than the perception that there is market demand for any model with a popular logo are over. It’s time to buy a bag based off of performance, and how well a given bag’s features line up with your needs. It’s time to find the right bag for you.
We spent time plenty of hands-on time with each of 27 stand and/or carry bags; assessing each in 7 different categories. Scores were tallied and each was given a corresponding grade. Any ties were settled based on the price/value score. READ MORE
Today we take a look at a variety of golf shoes that have a suggested retail price under $100.
The sub-$100 market is a tough one for golf shoes. We’re seeing more and more shoes come in at higher price points while also seeing an increase in the quality of the shoes. Buying a budget-level golf shoe can be tough and we’re here to help you find a pair of golf shoes that are worthy of their price and will perform well. READ MORE