Garmin Approach S40 GPS Golf Watch (In Action)

The new Garmin Approach S40 GPS golf watch is out and ready to help you get a better understanding of your golf game and the courses you play!

This new watch by Garmin uses satellites to track you on the golf course and give you the information necessary to be able to lower your scores.

One of the features that it has is that it will tell you the yardage to the front, center, and back of the green from where you are standing so that you can plan your shot accordingly and be able to pick the best club for the job.

This watch will also give you hazard and layup information so that you can know where bunkers are, how far they from you and how far you need to hit to get beyond it.

If you want to check out the new Garmin Approach s40 GPS watch, just click here.

Then, with the layup information, you can actually input how close you want to get to the pin and it will calculate how far you need to hit it to get there, allowing you to make even better club selection and get the ball where you actually want it.

Using the satalittes its connected to, the Garmin S40 also tracks exactly how far you are from the hole in real-time so that after every hit you know how far it went and how much farther you have left, giving you great data to better understand your golf game.

And, if all of that isn’t enough, this watch also comes equipped with true green view where you can zoom in on the green and move the pin placement to wherever you want on the green to get even more accurate yardage and positioning, giving the slight edge to be able to plan your shots and dominate your golf game!

If you want to learn more about all the cool features of this watch you can in the video above.

If you want to check out the new Garmin Approach s40 GPS watch, just click here.

Cleveland Golf Announces Release Of Frontline

Cleveland Golf Introduces Frontline, A Completely New Way to Design a Putter

Cleveland Golf Frontline Putters
Cleveland Golf Frontline Putters

Cleveland® Golf, where scoring matters, is proud to announce the release of Frontline. With a radical new weighting that brings the center of gravity forward, Frontline provides a revolutionary process for engineering a putter. Frontline launches in North America on September 13, 2019.

“We are very excited about Frontline because it is a completely new approach to putter design,” said Jacob Lambeth, Research and Development Engineer at Cleveland Golf. “By pairing an extreme center of gravity with an improved speed optimized face, we’ve designed a putter that uniquely maximizes directional and speed consistency. Combined with slick black cosmetics, great shapes and hosel options for different stroke types, Frontline really is the whole package.

With Frontline, the challenge was creating a putter that’s powerful enough to counteract miss-hits and provide consistently straighter putts. The foundation of Frontline is Tungsten Forward Weighting, which places two Metal Injection Molded (MIM) tungsten weights in the face of the putter.

For decades, most mallets have weights in the rear of the putter to increase stability on off-center impacts, but this design places the center of gravity in the back of the putter. Frontline does the opposite, bringing the center of gravity forward for more accuracy on the greens.

Frontline features Cleveland’s Speed Optimized Face Technology (SOFT), which normalizes ball speed across the face for consistent distance performance on every putt. Every model in Frontline features an individualized SOFT pattern to help mitigate speed and distance loss, especially on off-center strikes.

Frontline offers three different mallet options that include Cleveland’s 2135 Technology to help with proper alignment when standing over that critical putt. Finally, Frontline offers two different hosel types to help provide a superior fit: single bend and slant neck. The single bend option is ideal for straight stroke types, while the slant neck option fits best for golfers with a slight arc stroke.

Key Innovations Inside Frontline:

· Forward Weights: With Tungsten Forward Weighting and the center of gravity positioned closer to the face, Frontline provides better stability through impact for straighter, more accurate putts.

· Speed Optimized Face Technology: Cleveland’s proprietary Speed Optimized Face Technology normalizes ball speed across the face, ensuring consistent distance performance on all your putts.

· 2135 Technology: Featured on the Elevado, Cero and Iso models, achieve perfect alignment on every putt, regardless of where your eyes are at address.

· Additional Hosel Configurations: Find a superior fit with two different hosel configurations to suit every player’s stroke types.

Frontline comes standard with the Lamkin SINKFit Pistol Frontline grip and is available in 33”, 34”, and 35” length options. The Frontline 4.0 blade MAP is $179.99, while the three different mallet models (Elevado, Cero, and Iso) MAP is $199.99. The Frontline Elevado, Cero and Iso feature single bend or slant neck hosel options.

Callaway Epic Forged Irons Review!

If you are a golfer who is looking for a game improvement iron that will look great in your bag then the Callaway Epic Forged Irons are the perfect clubs for you! (You can check them out here)

These new forged irons are some of the longest, highest quality, and most forgiving irons ever made by Callaway!

They are very similar to previous epic irons released a few years ago, however, for this newest model they have decided to make it forged to add a better feel and make it even better suited for mid to high handicap golfers!

This iron comes with a suspended tungsten core that allows for max ball speed off the clubface even on mishits. So, even if you aren’t always hitting the ball right where you want on the clubface, this forged iron is equipped with the technology to achieve max ball speed rather than losing it when you make contact with the ball closer to the heel or toe.

Additionally, the epic forged irons have the Callaway Face Cup technology which allows Callaway to give this iron the thinnest face of any of their game improvement irons.

These irons are perfect for those that need forgiveness in their golf game due to inconsistent contact with the clubface, who need more distance with their irons, who need to stop digging the club as they swing and stay on top of the dirt, or if you just want a club that you can rely on to help your golf game.

If you would like to check out the new Callaway Epic Forged Irons, Just click here!

Complete Overview of the New Callaway Epic Flash Hybrid!

The Callaway Epic Flash Hybrid is the newest addition to the Epic Flash family bringing a lot of the awesome features of the previous clubs to the world of hybrids.

As we have seen in the previous clubs, this hybrid features the groundbreaking Callaway jailbreak technology. This technology uses two 3 gram titanium rods to connect the sole and crown which in turn maximizes the bounce off the clubface.

This creates a more consistent distance with your shots and a more consistent flight. It does this by keeping all of the force and bounce centered on the clubface rather than being absorbed by the rest of the club.

Additionally, this club has a triaxil carbon portion on the top of the clubhead that, in addition to looking like it came from the future, makes the clubhead lighter, allowing you to swing faster and hit even farther.

Callaway has also added a forward-positioned weight to help with that clubhead speed and the accuracy of your shots by preventing the clubface from swinging open or closed as you swing through the ball.

And, if all that isn’t enough, this hybrid also has an adjustable hosel that allows you to dial in the loft of the club to your exact specifications and abilities.

If you want a complete overview of this club, just click play on the video above!

Overall, the new Callaway Epic Flash Hybrid is one of the most advanced hybrids out there and would be a great addition to any intermediate level golfers bag. If you want to check out the Callaway Epic Flash Hybrid, you can here.

Why do Wedges Have Grooves?

Every golfer knows to keep their wedge grooves clean. Worn grooves make the wedge worse. That is common knowledge, but understanding how the grooves work exactly is less universal. This article should fill in any gaps in understanding wedges

Grooves on Cleveland RTX 4 Black Satin Wedge

Origin of Grooves:

it is widely believed that the origins of grooves on golf clubs come from the need to reduce debris between the club and the ball. A helpful analogy is that a club without grooves would perform like racing slick tires. These tires perform exceptionally well on clean dry tracks. However, in wet or dirty conditions particulates prohibit the tires from making adequate traction with the road. This is the same problem faced by golfers. Golf is played outdoors and in an environment where sand, dirt, grass, and water are all common. Therefore, club manufacturers have carved grooves into the surface of wedges to give the debris a channel to escape. This is comparable to the patterns on normal road tires. All of the grooves on the face of a wedge, make them excellent for sifting through debris and making solid contact with the face of a club. This explains why wedges are used for sand, rough, and other difficult shots.

Spin Rates:

The other main benefit of grooves is that they increase the spin-off of a wedge. This effect is less obvious. In the simplest terms, grooves create friction when the surface of the ball encounters the sharp edges of a groove. This contact creates friction and the ball generates spin. The sharper the edges of the grooves the more friction is generated. The USGA actually regulates the sharpness of the grooves in order to limit the friction a wedge can create. Spin is important for golfers because it results in lower flight and farther distance. Additionally and most importantly, a high spin rate means a wedge shot will roll less on a golf green. This results in a lot more control and accuracy.

Wedge Decay:

Titleist Poster Warning of the Dangers of Wedge Decay

Because the spin of a wedge depends on the sharp edges of the grooves, it means it will “decay”. Over time, the edges of the grooves are rounded smooth. There is no longer any sharp edges to grip onto the cover of a golf ball. As the grooves on a golf wedge decline, you will experience lower spin, higher flight, and less distance. All of these culminate to less control.

Solutions:

What can you do to limit the decay of a wedge? It’s important to keep your grooves clean. the buildup of dirt inside of them may prohibit their ability to disperse debris and grip the face of a golf ball. Likewise, denting or scraping the face will result in faster deterioration. Ultimately, there is no way to forever prevent wedge decay. The nature of wedges makes them have an “expiration date” after so many golf rounds. Titleist found that after 125 rounds a wedge has over twice the rollout of a fresh wedge.

Review of The New Glide 3.0 Wedges

In this video, Jen and Lee discuss the new PING Glide 3.0 wedges that come with some very cool new technology and features.

This new wedge comes in four different styles mainly differentiated by the different sole widths. They have the thin sole, standard sole, wide sole, and the Eye2 which is the redesigned version of the original, very popular eye2 wedge designed by PING a few decades ago.

In addition to the different sole widths, these wedges also come with a new finish called the Hydropearl Chrome 2.0 finish which actually repels dirt and water which actually increases your swing speed and allows you to have smoother shots.

These clubs were also designed with 431 stainless steel which is a very soft metal. This specific alloy creates a pure feel when you hit with this wedge as well as making the club more forgiving.

These new clubs have all of these awesome features and more! To get the in-depth description of all that went into the creation of these new wedges and how they impact your game, watch the video above!

If you would like to check out the new PING Glide 3.0 wedges you can here.

Little Known PING Program, PING WRX, Allows Golfers to Get One of a Kind, Custom Putters!

Morton Golf Sales is one of the very few accounts in the United States that has an authorized online account with PING and is one of fewer still that actually use this special department inside their tour department, called PING WRX, to build one-of-a-kind special works of art specific to each customer that wants it.

PING WRX can take a putter, from one of their original designs all the way up to their more modern designs, and actually add elements to the putter to make them one-of-a-kind and specific to you.

We use our putters more than any of our other clubs and it should represent you.

The customizations that you can make to your putter through PING WRX include:

  1. Adding tungsten weight in the heel, toe, face or sole of the putter.
  2. Adding or taking away site dots.
  3. adding or taking away site lines.
  4. Custom etchings on the putter.
  5. Custom paint fills with the colors of your choice.
  6. Adding sound slots to change the feel and sound.

We’ve even had customers take an old design like a Scottsdale Anser and have it cast in a metal that had never been done before.

PING can do literally do nearly anything to almost any putter to make it unique to your game and we have all of these elements available on our website!

You can find all of our customization options here or you can simply call us at (916) 808-0977 and our customer service team can walk you through all of the different things that can be done to your PING putter to make it the most unique thing in your golf bag.

What Are Golf Balls Made Of?

Nowadays, golf balls are characterized as 2-piece, 3-piece, etc in reference to the varying layers of rubber materials that make up the core of the ball. The covers are typically made of either urethane or surlyn.

One of the age old questions, along with “are we alone in the universe?” and “what happens after life?” is “what is inside a golf ball?”. What secrets hide within that white exterior? Is it made of chocolate pudding or maybe vanilla? I can say that as disheartening as it is, the inside of a golf ball is not a tasty treat.

Titleist Pro V1x Urethane Cover. Click HERE for Source

Well if golf balls are not filled with pudding, then what is it? Golf ball composition has changed dramatically throughout history. Originally, simple wooden spheres were used. However, these were replaced with featherie balls sometime within the 15th century. These balls were made of leather, filled with feathers, and painted white. These handmade leather golf balls had some drawbacks. The balls absorbed water and moisture, making them change density throughout a round. Additionally, hand sewn leather balls are far from perfectly circular, so ball flight was much more irregular than it is today. In the 19th century, the golf ball would once again change form.

The gutta percha ball, or often referred to as “guttie”, replaced the featherie ball. This ball was made out of the widely popular natural latex from palaquium gutta trees. Unlike the featherie balls, guttie balls did not have another material for their core. This allowed for the balls to be considerably cheaper than previous golf balls because they could be formed in molds. They also were much more uniform in shape and did not absorb water. Guttie balls were eventually found to have more stable flight characteristics when scratched. This led to them being produced with the first textured surface called “brambles”. However at the turn of the 20th century, gutta percha balls would see a serious development.


Titleist Pro V1x Ionomeric Casing. Click HERE for Source

Coburn Haskell and an employee from Goodrich Rubber Company, found that by winding rubber strands around a solid core, and then coating the ball with gutta percha, they were able to produce a golf ball that traveled much further. These balls became known as Haskell balls. While originally featuring the same bramble surface as the guttie balls, the Haskell balls would become the first to feature the dimples we know today. This ball was by far the most popular ball for much of the 20th century. In 1967 it was modified slightly by replacing the outside cover with surlyn, a new resin material. Around the same time, the technology was developed to eliminate the need for a layered rubber core. This led to the common and inexpensive 2-piece ball that many people play today.

Titleist Pro V1x Dual Core. Click HERE for Source

Nowadays, golf balls are characterized as 2-piece, 3-piece, 4-piece, etc. This designation refers to the varying layers of rubber materials that make up the cores of the ball. The cover of a golf ball is typically made of either urethane or surlyn. The number of cores and their exact composition are engineered for varying performance advantages. Interestingly, the number of cores does not equate directly to a more premium ball. Titleist Pro V1’s for example, are only a 3-piece ball. While a relatively average core count, the premium materials used are what makes these balls a premium option. All the developments in golf ball design throughout history have worked to make balls travel further than ever, and have more control near the green. Yet, we all know we will still blame the ball here and there for those bad shots.

Authored by Taylor Morton

The New Callaway Epic Flash Star Driver

The New Callaway Epic Flash Star Driver is out and it. is. impressive!

Image of the bottom of the epic flash star driver featuring a black design with accents and the epic flash star text.

This new driver by Callaway is an incredible achievement in distance performance with their flash face and jailbreak technologies.

This club is exceptionally lightweight, saving over 50g compared to other clubs through efficiency in design, reduced weight on the crown and shaft, as well as a fixed hosel, allowing them to remove weight without having to decrease performance.

Additionally, this club has a face design unique to Callaway. This face was actually designed by artificial intelligence after they ran it through thousands of tests to find out how to push the limits of performance without breaking the rules of golf. This ultimately led to a new breakthrough in design of the driver’s face allowing it to have maximum bounce, forgiveness, and durability.

Then, if that isn’t enough, they have applied their jailbreak technology using bars to stabilize the crown and sole, placing more impact and load on the face to promote faster ball speed. And their new T2C triaxial carbon crown material lowered the CG so that the ball gets up in the air easier and with more consistency.

If you want to check out this club and see if it might be the right club to finally take your golf game to the next level, then you can check it out here.

Best Golf Memes

Everyone loves a good laugh now and then. To alleviate some of that golf stress we’ve accumulated some of our favorite golf memes. These memes come from Reddit.com and r/golf. If you want more be sure to check there yourself. Feel free to comment some of your personal favorites.

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