PGA Show 2022: Live updates on the latest golf gear and equipment
January is traditionally the month when apparel and gear companies roll out their latest and greatest product. And 2022, despite the pandemic and all it has brought, like supply chain issues, is no different.
Here are some articles, along with other gear news, that are trending this week.
Family XXIO X
Just once, it would be nice to attend the meeting where the technology is given a name.
Earlier this week, XXIO presented its first look at the full line of X clubs – woods, fairways, hybrids and irons. The big tech takeaway from the non-irons is ActivWing technology.
According to XXIO: ActivWing stabilizes the clubhead by altering the aerodynamic forces at work in the first half of the downswing. The airfoil generates lift, guiding the club to its optimal angle of impact for maximum speed and distance.
If they could just make a hands-free driver that would drive a ball straight and about 317 yards, then we’d all be in business.
The company says the lightweight line targets “a skilled player with a powerful swing.”
The scheduled launch for Clubs in North America is February 11. [Shop XXIO]
Odyssey Golf Stroke Lab Shaft
Swing an Odyssey Golf putter from its 2022 Tri-Hot 5K, Eleven Series, and White Hot OG collections fast enough and you can pretend you’re wielding a Jedi lightsaber. The reason? The Stroke Lab candy red rod.
The rods are lighter than standard steel allowing for versatile weight distribution. In this case, the weight is shifted to the putter head and the grip end of the club. The result is greater stability and hopefully better performance. [Shop Odyssey putters]
What’s in Cameron Smith’s bag?
Cam Smith’s record 34-under-par score to win the Sentry Tournament of Champions was simply otherworldly and makes you want to scream, “Why can’t I do this?”
Well, if it’s the clubs that make the difference, then Titleist has you covered. [Shop Titleist]
TaylorMade Stealth Pilot
TaylorMade’s latest speaker family is designed on the principle that carbon > titanium. The range of Stealth, Stealth Plus and Stealth HD Carbonwood loudspeakers takes the step in this field of new materials.
The key component of the new drivers is what the company calls a 60x carbon twist face, which is essentially 60 super-thin layers of carbon sheets. The layering allowed engineers to create a face that weighs just 26 grams – 40% lighter than a titanium face of the same size – but larger than its predecessors.
Lighter and taller resulted in higher ball speed rates in testing. [Shop TaylorMade drivers]
Nike Air Jordan 1 Low G
Tempting. Powerful tempting.
Lyle and Scott
The longtime Scottish clothing company is working to make its presence felt more in the United States.
The brand’s High Summer 22 collection has a bit of everything for everyone or, as Chris Somerton, Head of Golf at Lyle & Scott puts it, “The classic, the rebel, the budding pro, can all proudly choose Lyle. & Scott.”
Highlights of what’s in store, per Lyle & Scott:
> Patterns and topographic impressions: Inspired directly by the sight of golf courses seen from above, the range brings an assertive, yet relatable pattern that has been carefully weaved into the range, from jacquard knits and fully printed polo shirts to the subtle contrast of the inner placket and embroidery additions.
> Wind cap: Lyle & Scott’s famous Windjammer capsule has been reinterpreted for the modern golfer, featuring the brand’s exclusive Windjammer fabric – a highly protective, windproof and water repellent bonded fleece softshell. Key styles include a hoodie, quarter-zip midlayer and pants.
> Archive Inspired Designs: Drawing inspiration directly from the Lyle & Scott archives, we’ve combined textures from the past with embroidery details to create The Gregor capsule, a tight selection of styles that delves into the brand’s history to create iconic styles for the modern golfer.
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