Bushnell Tour V4 Jolt Patriot Pack Rangefinder

The Bushnell Tour V4 is the combination of size, speed, accuracy, and JOLT.

Did you know that the Tour V4 is used by 97% of PGA Tour Pros?

Here are the key features that make this rangefinder a great choice:

  • PinSeeker with JOLT technology
  • Accurate to 1 yard
  • Ranges 5-1,000 yards; 400+ yards to a flag
  • 5x Magnification
  • Fast focus system
  • Ergonomic design with Stabi-Grip technology
  • Posi-Thread battery door
  • Rainproof construction
  • Waterproof
  • 2 Year warranty
  • 3-Volt CR2 battery and premium carry case included

It features Pinseeker with Jolt technology. How does it all work? Pinseeker removes any doubt that you have locked on to the flag by removing background clutter. Jolt reinforces the Pinseeker with two short vibrating bursts to let the golfer know that they have locked on to the flag.

Check out the Bushnell Tour V4 Patriot Pack Rangefinder here!

The All-New PING Blueprint Iron Review!

Today we are talking about the New PING Blueprint Irons (Check them out here) which are a new take on some very classic, blade-style irons.

These irons, however, have a lot of R & D that has gone into them, making them some of the most usable blades ever created that can help any intermediate to advanced golfer gain more control and more accuracy out on the course.

These new irons have a couple of new features that allow them to overcome some of the common complaints that have been made about blade irons in the past.

These complaints include a dead feeling if you hit it near the toe of the club as well as them being known for being very unforgiving. So, to try and overcome this, PING has made a few key changes that address these common challenges, including:

  • A tungsten weight near the toe of the club to bring the center of gravity toward the center of the clubface rather than being at the heel. This helps with shot consistently and getting rid of that “dead feeling” on those shots when you hit it closer to the toe.
  • A custom shaped clubhead that puts more weight near the toe and continues improves accuracy and consistency.
  • A special finish on the club that actually pushes away water and grass when you hit so that when you catch the ground, the club will actually move right through it and won’t lose as much energy. This allows you to maintain a consistent clubhead speed and have more accurate shots, as well as making the experience of using the club far more enjoyable.

If you would like to get all the details about these new irons, how they can affect your game and if they are the right club for you, then just watch the video above to get all of the information!

If you would like to purchase a set of your own, you can here.

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What Golf Balls do the Pros Use: LPGA Edition

What balls are the LPGA Tour Professionals using out on tour? We have compiled a list of the top 20 ranked LPGA players and their golf balls (as of 2019)

1: Ko Jin-young
Titleist Pro V1

2: Minjee Lee
Srixon Z Star

3: Park Sung-hyun
TaylorMade TP5x

4: Lexi Thompson
Bridgestone Tour B X

5: Jeongeun Lee
Titleist Pro V1x

6: Ariya Jutanugarn
Titleist Pro V1x

7: Nasa Hataoka
Srixon Z-Star

8: Ryu So-yeon
Titleist Pro V1

9: Brooke Henderson
Titleist Pro V1

10: Inbee Park
Titleist Pro V1x

11: Kim Sei-young
Titleist Pro V1

12: Carlota Ciganda
Titleist Pro V1x

13: Nelly Korda
Titleist Pro V1

14: Jessica Korda
Titleist Pro V1

15: Amy Yang
Titleist Pro V1x

16: Ji Eun-hee
Titleist Pro V1x

17: Danielle Kang
Titleist Pro V1x

18: Jiyai Shin
Titleist Pro V1

19: Lydia Ko
Callaway Chrome Soft X

20: Charley Hull
Titleist Pro V1x

10 Greatest Golf Movies

Summertime is quickly coming to a close. It’s time to celebrate and rewatch some of those classic golf movies. To help you decide which ones, we here at Haggin Oaks have compiled a list of the 10 greatest golf movies in no particular order

Caddyshack – 1980

Easily in the top 10 comedies of all time. Directed by Harold Ramis, this classic follows Danny Noonan and his experience caddying at the Bushwood Country Club. No movie has been quoted more out on the golf course more than Caddyshack. If you’re looking for a nostalgic laugh this summer then there’s no better film.

The Legend of Bagger Vance – 2000

Featuring a star-studded cast, this film follows Rannulph Junuh (Matt Damon), a former local golfer. With the help of Bagger Vance (Will Smith) Rannulph attempts to return himself to his former glory on the course. Overall, it’s an excellent cast and one of the few large budget golf films. If you’re wanting a golf drama then be sure to watch The Legend of Bagger Vance this summer.

Happy Gilmore – 1996

Definitely not aimed towards serious golfers, this Adam Sandler comedy is a great movie to unwind with. Following Happy Gilmore’s (Adam Sandler) unlikely rise to fame, the film pokes fun at some of golfs deep-rooted traditions. In truth, Happy Gilmore is just desperately trying to repurchase his grandmother’s house back before it is sold. It’s a hilarious movie that will entertain the whole family this summer.

The Greatest Game Ever Played – 2005

This biographical film portrays Francis Ouimet’s (Shia LaBeouf) implausible win of the 1913 U.S. Open as an Amateur. Ouimet fights to overcome the social perception of the times that golf was only a wealthy sport. This film has a great message and is a good family summer movie. Definitely check this one out if you haven’t already.

Tin Cup – 1996

Here’s a film to watch with your significant other. This romantic comedy features Roy McAvoy (Kevin Costner) falling in love with Dr. Molly Griswold (Rene Russo). McAvoy qualifies for the US Open and attempts to win in order to win Molly’s heart. If you and your significant other are both golfers then this movie is a no brainer.

Bobby Jones Stroke of Genius – 2004

Similar to The Greatest Game Ever Played, this biographical drama instead focuses on the life of Bobby Jones (Jim Caviezel). While a box office disaster, this film is an entertaining look at one of the world’s greatest golfers. The movie hits home the lesson that mastering your emotions can be the hardest battle of all. This lesson holds true in life and especially out on the golf course. It is definitely worth checking out.

Tommy’s Honour – 2016

The most recent film on our list, Tommy’s Honour follows the lives of Tom Morris and his son Tommy Morris. Its a story of family drama and the creation of the modern game of golf. Overall, it is an interesting story few golfers are knowledgeable of. If you’re a true golf fan or like to watch dramas then this is a film to watch.

The Short Game – 2013

Breaking away from the other films on this list, The Short Game is a documentary. Co-produced by Justin Timberlake, the film follows eight young golfers from the globe and their quest to compete in the U.S. Kids Golf Championship. It provides an interesting insight into the world of highly competitive youth sports. If you are looking for some interesting nonfiction golf content, then give this one a try.

Seven Days in Utopia – 2011

Tarnished at release by lackluster box office sales. In the movie, Luke Chisholm (Lucas Black) is a professional golfer who has anger issues out on the course. He crashes his car following the event and must wait in Utopia while it is fixed. There Johnny Crawford (Robert Duvall) helps him overcome his own personal challeneges. The film definitely includes some important messages and can be an interesting film to watch this summer.

From the Rough – 2011

This sports drama is based on a true story. The film is about Catana Sparks (Taraji Henson) and her struggle to create Tennesee State University’s first golf team. She became the first woman ever to coach a men’s golf team. Whether entirely accurate or not, the film is a captivating story. Give this film a look if you haven’t already.

3 reasons you should subscribe to the Morton Golf Sales Youtube Channel

We are extremely grateful to have over 649,000 videos views on our channel. It is very exciting to know that in our community and around the world there are so many people that share the same love of Golf as we do! It has motivated our team to put in additional effort into creating more video content that we hope will benefit you. Our goal with the channel is to provide you with as much value as possible. Here are a few reasons why you should consider subscribing to the Morton Golf Sales Youtube Channel.

Reason #1 | Product Reviews

On our channel, we review some of the latest Golf Clubs, Golf Balls, Technology, and even Golf Fashion. In the video below, we discuss the brand new Titleist TS1, TS2, TS3, and TS4 drivers that are available on Morton Golf Sales. Our goal is to help you make an informed decision when you are trying to find the right gear to improve your game.

Reason #2 | Golf Training Videos

Our Golf Professionals are very passionate about helping people to improve their game. We post quick tip videos where we share training drills, tips, and other techniques that will give you the ability to make the progress you have been wanting.

Reason #3 | Entertainment

The game of Golf is meant to be fun and that’s what we love to feature on Youtube. Below is a prime example of a video where we tested a 1910 Hickory 5 Iron to see how it compares to today’s technology.

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The Key to Better Chipping: Always Use The Same Stroke!

When you’re just off the edge of the green there’s a couple of different shots that you can play.

The first is called a chip shot which is a shot that’s going to fly real low, no more than a foot off the ground and is going to land somewhere between three to four feet from the edge of the green then roll up and drop in the hole. The other one is called a pitch shot which flies considerably higher, approximately two-thirds of the way to the hole and then rolls the additional 1/3 of the way.

The critical thing with any chip shot is choosing the correct club for the distance you are from the hole.

The farther the flag is from where you are, the less lofted you want the club you choose to be so that you can reduce the amount of time it’s in the air and have it roll to the hole.

Most people tend to use a wedge regardless of the distance to the pin, which is not the right mindset to have. Instead, you want to judge which club to use from the perspective of it landing only a few feet away each time and rolling the rest of the distance to the hole. Whatever club you choose should land the ball three or four feet onto the green and let the distance you need to the hole. The farther you have to go, the less lofted the club should be.

For example, for a pin that is only a couple of yards from where you are, you may want to use the usual wedge, however, if you have a pin that is about 15-20 yards away you may want to use a 7 iron instead. Regardless of the club you choose, its all about keeping the same short stroke and having the ball land only a few feet away and then roll to the hole rather than spending too much time in the air.

Some additional things you should take into account when selecting your club are:

  • Is the green level?
  • Is it uphill or downhill?
  • Are you close enough to putt it in?
  • How thick is the grass around the ball?

So, while you’re out on the course, make sure you keep this in mind and practice using different clubs for you chip shots! If you do, you’re going to find that your consistency will significantly improve when you’re using this one club, single stroke strategy rather using a different stroke each time.

Need any new clubs? Check out all of the top quality clubs and sets we have available for the best possible price here!

PING G410 Driver Review

Today we’re looking at the brand new PING G410 driver which is one of our very best selling woods. They’re extremely long-distance oriented and even more forgiving which is perfect for golfers of all skill levels!

PING is a family full of engineers starting with Karsten Solheim then his son John Solheim and his son John K Solheim who are all engineers and they believe wholeheartedly in research and development. All of that research and development has led to this driver that is extremely effective and it has four key elements that allow it to have such an impact on your game.

1. Speed Bumps on the Leading Edge

These speed bumps on the leading edge of the crown are as a result of work that PING is doing with Arizona State University. What they found is that when they actually rippled the air going over the top of the golf club the aerodynamics of it sped up the golf swing with the bumps when compared to a driver without them. These little bumps actually add between 1 and 2 miles per hour in clubhead speed to your swing which translates to more distance for your drives.

2. Butterfly Wing Inspired Design

The next piece is actually on the inside of the crown. If you were to look underneath it would actually look much like the wing of a butterfly or dragonfly with ridges that run across that give it nice stability but in between those ridges they have made it as thin as they can possibly make it with drivers. They have done this because you want as little weight on the top of the golf club and as much weight on the bottom of the golf club as you can so that you can create a nice high trajectory and make the moment of inertia higher. This allows them to take much of that weight and move it to the back of the golf club, making the club much more forgiving.

3. Forged Club Face

The next big element is actually the face of the club. A typical driver has a cast face, but in this particular case, PING has actually forged the face of their driver. This is a bit more common in irons but very few drivers have forged faces. Forging actually takes a piece of metal and then presses it under dozens of tons of pressure making it microscopically thinner and allowing it to have a more trampoline effect without losing any rigidity or cause it to fail. Forging the face allows them to get right up to the USGA limit of the coefficient of restitution and get the maximum distance possible out with the help fo the face of the club.

4. Adjustable Tungsten Weight

Last but not least they have a brand new element that’s on the back of the club. PING has always been into custom fittings and this is a new element that they put in on their new drivers. On the very back, you’re actually going to see a large tungsten weight attached to the back that can come off of the golf club and has three different settings options that you can use to adjust the club to your swing and promote different ball flights. There’s a standard-setting, a fade setting, and a draw setting.

This weight is extremely heavy for its size and is made from tungsten which is about four times heavier than titanium so it really drives a lot of the weight backward. Depending on which setting you put it on, it will actually promote right-to-left ball flight or left-to-right ball flight and that weight is important also because, as we talked about, the center of gravity in the golf club (the heaviest part of the club) is pushed towards the back which is going to move that CG away from the face and back towards the back of the club which is going to give you a much straighter and more forgiving driver.

Overall, the PING G410 is a great game improvement driver for players of almost any skill level! I’d encourage you to get this new ping G410 driver, it’s fantastic, and definitely one of our best sellers for a reason. You can check it out can here!

World’s Cheapest Golf Set

Inflation doesn’t seem to ever halt. Golf equipment is getting more and more expensive. This makes golf have one of the largest barriers of entries of any sport out there. In order to combat this never-ending trend, we here at Haggin Oaks have researched and compiled the “World’s Cheapest” golf set that is currently available new from reputable online retailers. Shipping cost is not being factored in. DISCLAIMER we do not vouch for the quality or reliability of any of the products listed nor their suppliers. It also is definitely possible to create a cheaper and more reliable set if you are willing to buy used equipment. However, that is an article for another time.

Driver: White Pearl Driver – $9.99

The driver we selected for the cheapest golf set available is the White Pearl Driver by Feel Golf. For the low price of only $10 on eBay, we could get a brand new White Pearl Driver with a graphite stiff shaft. While obviously not packing the same punch as many modern drivers, this club is priced at less than 2% of the cost of a new Callaway Epic Flash Driver.

Fairway Wood: Bullet Golf U Metal Utility Wood – $9.99

While there were some other options on eBay, we selected the Bullet Golf 18-degree utility wood. Our goal was to find the cheapest new clubs you can buy and unlike similarly priced models available on eBay, this one was at released recently. Today it is available for only $10, on RockBottomGolf.com. For what it’s worth, it looks nicer than the White Pearl Driver.

Hybrid and Irons: Dunlop Golf- Tour Elite Hybrid Irons – $69.99

A quality hybrid and iron set was surprisingly difficult to find at an ultra-budget price point. There are plenty of sales on left-handed and senior shafts but it was difficult tracking down this 3 through PW regular flex set. This one we found on RockBottomGolf.com as well and is priced at only $69. Again you won’t be setting any course records with this equipment but our aim is to get you out on the course for as little as possible.

Putter: PGM Golf Putter – $18.99

We ended up deciding upon an eBay putter priced at $18.99. While again there were some putters available for cheaper, most of them seemed like plastic toys and not actual clubs. This putter at least appears to be usable on the course. Though, it is hardly an heirloom to pass onto your children.

Golf Bag: eBay Sunday Bag – $20.99

Our selection of golf bag was equally difficult to track down. We decided upon a Sunday bag from eBay. The quality looks debatable, but hopefully, it will be enough to carry your clubs on and off the course. No cooled pockets or stands for this one though. Available for the low price of $20.99 it is definitely the cheapest option.

Our grand total is $129.99 before taxes and shipping. That sounds like an absolute steal at first, but once you factor in all the separate shipping and taxes the total shoots up to well north of $170. At that price, we really cannot recommend any of these options. Morton Golf Sales has legitimate complete box sets starting at only $199.99. Those sets are going to be higher quality than the components listed above and all be the same shaft flex. You also will not have to be juggling so many separate purchases. Finally, the golf bag that comes with the set is going to be drastically better than a simple Sunday bag. A box set just simply is the better option for starting players if you want to buy new equipment. If you are willing to purchase used clubs, then there may be some other options for you. Maybe we can cover that topic in another article.

How to Order PING Replacement Clubs

Today we want to talk to you about one of the greatest things that we can do here at Morton Golf Sales, Ping Iron Replacements!

Going back about 30 years PING has a record of all of the golf clubs that they’ve ever sold and have the ability to recreate up to two clubs that have been lost over time. So, if your dad or grandfather has given you an old set of PING irons and you’re missing one or two clubs you can have them replaced very economically and to the original factory settings.

Today we’re gonna tell you how to order these clubs and it’s super easy!

The first step is to go to www.mortongolfsales.com, search “replacement” in the search bar and, BOOM, that will bring up all of the different PING irons that are available for replacement.

The second thing you’ll do is match your club model to that same listing and before you go into any of the listings you have to figure out if you have a steel or a graphite shaft and choose the appropriate listing.

The reason you have to differentiate them is that they’re different prices and we have different listings for the different clubs.

Here are a few tips to be able to tell the difference between graphite and steel shafts:

Steel Shafts

  • Have a shiny, chrome alloy look.
  • Have a small, shiny label down by the grip.
  • Have stepping along the body of the shaft that will be present on all shafts except for a handful of Brunswick shafts that were made over the years that were smooth.

Graphite Shafts

  • Tend to be more of a dull gray and are actually painted. This is the easiest way to tell.
  • Are also going to have some unique graphics near the grip that often look painted on the shaft.

The next question that it’s going to ask is if you have a left-handed or right-handed club.

You can determine which one it is by looking at which direction the clubface is pointing. A right-handed club faces left and a left-handed club faces right, a bit counter-intuitive, but this is the best way to tell.

Next, you will need to input what number the club is that you want to have replaced. This is going to be whichever club you do not have and that you are wanting a new one of. You can select up to two club options here.

Now we have the most important step in this whole process, the serial number.

PING places a serial number on all of its clubs so that we can get all of the specifics specs of your clubs and you can get the perfect replacement.

The serial number is placed on the back of the hosel of the club (which is the part right at the base of the shaft before the head.) They are a series of numbers and letters that are the unique identifier for your specific set of clubs. Every club in your set has the same serial number and this is how we are able to make sure that the new clubs you get matched exactly to your other clubs.

Some serial numbers are easier to see than others but if you get enough light on there you can read it. Serial numbers are typically easier to find on lighter finished clubs and depending on when your clubs were made they may also have been etched.

Those are the most important aspects of the process for ordering new replacement clubs. With the serial numbers, we can actually get the flex of the club and any additional custom options, but if you know the flex and want to add it you can put that in the notes section of the order, but you don’t have to.

If you want to find and specify the flex of the club, you can. The way to find out the flex of your club is by looking for a sticker near the grip and finding a letter on there. The letter you find will represent a different flex and they can be understood as follows:

  • A/SR = Senior
  • R = Regular
  • S = Stiff
  • X = Extra Stiff

However, with the serial number, you don’t need this at all, but if you want to add more information you can add it to the order at this point in time.

All we really need to know though is if it’s graphite or steel, what model it is, if it’s right or left-handed, which number you’re missing and the serial number. The rest of the stuff we’re asking for is just extra.

One additional thing you might want to put in the notes section is the grip. Since most people are changing out their grips at least once a year, after 20 or 30 years you probably don’t have the original grips on the club, so you probably do want to write what grip is currently on the clubs up now so we can match that up.

If you have questions, we have lots of customer service agents that can help! Simply give us a call at 888-988-FORE (3673) or you can email us at mail@moretongolfsales.com and we’ll get back to you.

There are not a lot of companies that are offering this, it’s a niche that Morton Golf sales takes great pride in making available for our customers. We know that a lot of people just have a lot of questions on how to place the order so we wanted to put together this quick guide to walk you through the process! I hope it was helpful.

3 Golf Club Companies That Left The Industry

The golf club industry is extremely competitive. Immense research and development coupled with ever-growing production costs quickly swallow profits. We estimate that for the most successful golf companies, total profit is less than 4.5% of the cost of a golf club. That is a very slim profit margin. It is no wonder many companies have come and gone throughout the years. Today we will look at four manufacturers that have left the golf club market.

Nike

We will start with probably the most famous. In the late 1990s and early 2000s, Nike was on top of the world. Nike’s main endorsed athlete, Tiger Woods, was setting the world on fire. With his help, Nike captured immense market share in the golf clothing industry. Initially just focusing on their clothing and footwear expertise, in 2002 Nike joined the golf club market. By 2004, Nike was producing game-improvement, mid-level, and professional equipment lines. In 2006, Nike led the golf club industry in tour wins. As the 2010s approached, Nike was leading the industry in driver adjustability. However, their number one player, Tiger Woods, was beginning to spiral. From outside appearances, they appeared to weather the storm of the housing crisis and the following recession. In 2013 they appeared to be looking towards the future. Rory Mcilroy was signed to an equipment endorsement deal. However, their lead in equipment adjustability had slipped. Nonetheless, it came as a shock to most golfers when they announced in 2016, they would be withdrawing from the golf club, ball, and bag industries. Nike’s success and failure compared to the rise and fall of their number one golf athlete. Perhaps with Tiger’s return to form we may see the sports behemoth take another swing at the golf club industry. In reality, Nike will most likely stick to what they are best at; clothing and footwear. Here, they still control a vast market share.

Yes!

Debuting in 1995, Yes! putters featured a unique C-Groove technology. The brainchild of Harold Swash, this technology promised straighter, more accurate putts. While the scientific validity of these claims has been hotly debated, their success is unquestionable. Yes! recorded numerous Tour wins and gained significant popularity. The brand expanded its product lines significantly. By early 2010, they had eight different models. Around this time, rumors spread that the brand had overextended their resources. Some claim Yes! was strategizing to be bought out by a large manufacturer before their debt-crippled them. Because of this, it came as little surprise to those in the industry when Yes! announced bankruptcy at the end of 2010. Nonetheless, the brand was still poised to continue. Most assumed the Yes! brand would be auctioned off to a large manufacturer and live on. Adams golf purchased the brand for $1.65 million and announced they would use the acquisition to gain traction in the putter market. The 8 models from 2010 were announced to be returning to the market. However, a year after Adam’s acquisition of Yes!, TaylorMade acquired Adams. TaylorMade already had their own putter line and was uninterested in reviving the Yes! branding. Thus, the Yes! putter brand met its demise. While unlikely, Yes! may return to the market in some form if TaylorMade ever decides to utilize its aging asset.

Hopkins

Hopkins Golf was founded in 2013. It was begun by the former CEO of Cleveland/Srixon, Greg Hopkins. His goal was to create an affordable custom wedge for consumers. His previous experience made him believe that there was a better way to make wedges. He created a brand that allowed consumers to order custom and personalized wedges and have them shipped to them in as little as a week. Hopkins Golf also gained traction on the Tour. In 2014, Hopkins released a set of irons and in 2015 they released a metalwood line. Reviews were promising and this newborn company was expanding quickly. Suddenly, at the end of 2015 Hopkins announced they had sold all of their product. There was no bankruptcy filed. Consumers were confused and retailers were unsure what was going on. Most retailers discounted the clubs and cleared what little inventory remained. Today Hopkins Golf’s website no longer exists and redirects to another company. It has never been sold and no social media page has been updated since late 2015. Obviously, this venture was not as successful as Greg Hopkins had hoped for. It seems likely the last personalized Hopkins wedge ever shipped has already happened.