What is an Orange Whip?

What is an Orange Whip?

 

The Orange Whip is a training tool used to help loosen your muscles before you play. This helps stretch out your golf muscles before a long 18 hole journey and helps stretch you out so that you can get in a few good practice swings and build your momentum before you even take the first drive on the first hole. This training tool helps you learn if you’re swinging too fast and really helps you feel what is wrong with your swing.

The way it works is there is a heavyweight at the bottom, a really flexible shaft in the middle, and a counter weight at the top. This tool is much heavier than the average golf club and will stretch you out, and at the same time it’s going to improve your timing. The club is made so that you can learn to swing at the right pace. If you try to force it and go too fast it will start to feel awkward and it will throw you off balance.

Orange Whip Trainer

The Whips give your swing a rhythm, which is important because that’s what a golf swing really is, a rhythm. The orange whip teaches you to let loose to what’s comfortable for you. The weight really is exaggerated when you swing and teaches you a rhythm to perfect your golf swing. When you start your backswing it’s almost as if the weight is on it’s own path and your simply guiding it.

There are multiple orange whips and you are encouraged to try all of them. There are differences in each whip and having your own personal experience will help you chose which whip is better for you. The long version can slow you down and help you find your swing, or the short version because the long version will flatten your swing and you want to be upright.

The Orange Whip is a great training tool that is a necessity and should be in every golfer’s bag. The stretch followed by the soon to be improved golf swing is definitely worth the purchase.

For even more information and in depth looks at the different Whips, visit their website at OrangeWhipTrainer.com

Nexbelt – The Belt with No Holes

Nexbelt – The Belt with No Holes

 

Golf Life wants you to know about a product that we believe all golfers should look into having. We have all had those belts where the holes eventually wear out and need to be replaced. Look no further because Golf Life wants you to know more about The Belt with No Holes from Nexbelt. The PresciseFit technology in each belt allows 1/4 adjustments for maximum comfort.

What makes Nexbelt one of the best golf belts to buy is they make perfect gifts for family and friends. You don’t need to know their waist sizes. Belts come in 2 options 28′-40″ and 38-40″. Then just cut to your size using scale on the back of the belt. It is literally that simple. 

Nexbelt has a wide variety of Men and Women belts to choose. You can create your own style of belt by matching  the belt strap with a buckle of your choice. They even provide some buckles that can flip down and hold a ball marker and a divot tool. It really is pretty amazing.

Head over to Nexbelt.com to learn more and get yours today!

Forte Golf Balls

Forte Golf Balls

Golf Life headed out to the course to review two styles of Forte Golf Balls, the Tour performance S and the Apex 6 (The World’s First 6 layer golf ball)!

Forte Golf Balls

Tour performance S – 3-Piece Golf Ball

  1. P.R.B. High-Energy Core: The low compression core that provides super-soft feel and lower spin rate of the tee.
  2. Ultra-Soft HPF Resin: A extremely thin layer of resin that perfectly blends the core with its cast urethane cover.
  3. Cast Urethane Cover: Along with an exclusive patented polyurethane formula that provides excellent spin control around the green along with incredible soft feel.

 

Forte Golf Balls

Apex 6 – 6-piece Golf Ball

  1. P.R.B. High-Energy Core: The high energy core with super-soft and low compression leads to ultimate distance with low spin off the tee.
  2. Soft HPF Resin: The first mantle layer is made by soft and lightning reaction formula for the improved touch and feel.
  3. Mid-Soft HPF Resin: The energy transfer layer is a perfect combination of the first and third layers characteristics.
  4. Toughness HPF Resin: Offering extraordinary control, the third layer has the greatest flexibility and flexural strength.
  5. Surlyn Lonomer Resin: Resin that is used to aid generating greater spin control around the green.
  6. Cast Urethane Cover: Along with an exclusive patented polyurethane formula that provides excellent spin control around the green along with incredible soft feel

 

Thoughts:

The balls played and handled great. They play super straight with a fluid swing and are hard to scuff up. The balls, at the end of the round, didn’t have a single scratch on them and not one was lost. The Tour performance S was great for Golf Life Co-Host Colton little due to his insanely quick swing speed. This made for solid contact with his swing and mostly fairway shots following his initial drive. Golf Life Host Mike Billingsley hit the Apex 6 which is better for slower swing speeds and the ball for him stayed strait as well. 

Forte Golf Balls

These golf balls are awesome for any golfer and they belong in every golfer’s bag. The ball made for a fun round and there were only few moments of not hitting out of the fairway. These moments came from either error of the player or the club, never the ball. The ball made the swings feel smooth and solid while hitting to the green, these traits were evident on the green as well.

With both the tour one and the apex having their solid designs while on the greens it was easy to manipulate where the ball was going. The ball gives you so much control from any distance from the whole, whether that’s 3 feet from the hole or 200 yards out. The Forte golf balls made for a great day of golf and felt great coming off of any club. The golf ball’s are unique and are of very high quality.

Forte Golf Balls

So go get yourself a sleeve or even a whole box of Forte Golf Balls all you have to do is visit their website at ForteGolf.com.au and get your Forte golf balls today.

Golf Sunglasses put to the test

Golf Sunglasses put to the test

Golf Sunglasses

Golf Sunglasses put to the test!

 

It’s that time of year, warm temperatures, blue skies, beaches, convertible sports cars, vacations and best of all – 36 hole days of golf. For all of these activities a good pair of golf sunglasses can be a needed friend, and with Father’s Day on the horizon we thought it would be a great time to roll out our review of the finest eyewear in golf.

Six companies contributed to our review: Oakley, Bolle, Tifosi, Electric, Reks and Under Armour. Sometime in the early 90’s I discovered how important quality eyewear is when I visited an ophthalmologist to examine a growth on my right eye called pinguecula. I was only 25 years old and indestructible. The eye doctor told me that the growth was harmless, but lectured me on how quickly my 20/20 vision would deteriorate without wearing proper eye protection daily (especially living in the Sunshine State). As someone who’s office has been primarily in the sunshine since 1987, it was probably a smart move to heed the advice and get some type of premium shades. Since then, having top quality eyewear has been a priority.

Golf Sunglasses

From wraparound sporty to the more classic Wayfarer style like Electric’s Knoxville model (front row center). Picking out a new pair of specs is much more like selecting the right pair of golf shoes than it is getting fit for a new driver. All of the shades in this review offer superior UV protection, so it really boils down to preference in tintframe style, size, fit and cost. Although each model features high tech innovation and space age materials, we’ll try not to bore anyone too many times with words like hydrophilic, grilamid and polycarbonate (forgive me if I slip one in every now and then). We rated each according to lens clarity, capability for green reading, functionality, quality, versatility and style.

Rating Table:

♦ = Marginal quality and less than ideal for golf activities

♦♦ = Limited in reducing glare and picking up turf contrast detail

♦♦♦ = Good sunglasses, but just average for golf

♦♦♦1/2 = A solid overall performer that provides excellent clarity

♦♦♦♦ = Versatile. enhances green reading, handles everything you can throw at them regardless of conditions.

♦♦♦♦1/2 = Quality and style worthy of being your “go to” shades.

♦♦♦♦♦ =  Supreme Gamer shades – “Must Have”

 

Golf Sunglasses

Bolle offers a vast assortment of golf specific eyewear choices – our test subjects included: 6th Sense (back left), Ransom Folds of Honor Limited Edition (back right) and Fly Air (front).

BOLLE RANSOM – FOLDS OF HONOR LIMITED EDITION

Golf Sunglasses Folds of Honor V3 Golf Limited Edition – for every one sold, Bolle makes a donation to the FOH to help the families of fallen military. Ransom model features bClear lenses formulated to keep your vision clear all day long and to repel moisture and smudges. The wrap-around shape has become the standard in golf eyewear, and certainly that’s a good thing since side glare can be a problem. Green reading with the bclear V3 lens (amber/bronze tint) is significantly enhanced.

Pros: Ransom is the most versatile style of the 3 Bolle options we tested.

Cons: Nothing really stands out about these, shiny black frames and extended length nose section can be slightly distracting while addressing a golf shot. 

Fit: Med/Large  $99 Rating: ♦♦♦

BOLLE FLY-AIR

Golf Sunglasses

Bolle Fly-Air is new for 2017 and features all of the performance features of Ransom, but in a sleeker less cumbersome frame profile. 

Pros: Most prefer the Fly-Air styling because of the matte black frames and oval lens shape, these are both sporty and classic in style (and few golf specific shades can boast that). 

Cons: The smaller profile provides less lens coverage 

Fit: small/Medium $105 Rating: ♦♦♦♦

BOLLE 6th SENSE

Golf Sunglasses

Bolle Golf’s 6th Sense is just an all out UV shield of the highest order. Also popular in cycling, 6th sense is all about intense “get after it” competition. The golf specific model features the same bClear V3 Modulator lens that’s now Bolle’s standard for enhanced turf contour clarity. Bolle now offers the 6th Sense in a Ryder Cup Edition that will be popular in France for the 2018 matches. Lee Westwood wears these out on the PGA and European Tour. After wearing these for a round in the intense South Florida sun, 6th sense easily exceeded our expectations in virtually everyway.

Pros: More lens/less frame is ideal for most sports, with golf it’s a game changer, these have zero visual distractions. The pliable arms allow for a custom fit that stays put regardless of how furious the activity. The hardcore linkster will find (as we did) these are right at the top of the list of golf specific shades. They may be Tour de France style, but easily the yellow jersey of Bolle’s Golf rotation. 

Cons: none. 

Fit: Large  $158 Rating: ♦♦♦♦1/2

ELECTRIC KNOXVILLE

Golf Sunglasses

Electric is a California company that brings their classy shoreline vibe into the golf market. Their Knoxville shown above debuted 10 years ago and is the company’s best selling eyewear model of all time. Is it golf specific? No, but it’s quality and style of the highest order and that scores points no matter what the activity is. Born in Cali, crafted in Italy.

Golf Sunglasses

Ok, since the Knoxville is not a golf specific eyewear product, I’ll break from my earlier statement and give some actual tech data on the product line: Knoxville Features a mold injected Grilamid frame and OHM polycarbonate bronze lens that protects 100% UV protection as well as 98% blue light protection. According to Electric, their VLT 11% bronze tint offers vibrant landscapes and surroundings. We don’t disagree (weighs 30 grams).

Pros: Superb quality. The matte finish Tortoise shell wayfarer style frame easily is the timeless classic of this group of sunglasses. Knoxville can be worn anywhere anytime. As an all-around pair of shades they’re top shelf.

Cons: If this was a review on sunglasses in general, these would easily garner a higher rating. As far as golf is concerned there are a few small items needed for these to be considered as serious gamer shades (for example: the nose and ear pieces don’t provide any kind of non-slip contact point). 

Fit: med/Lg $99 Rating: ♦♦♦1/2 Shop Electric: http://www.electriccalifornia.com/sunglasses.html

OAKLEY GOLF – EVZERO STRIDE w/PRIZM

Golf Sunglasses

Oakley is the most well known brand in sports sunglasses. PRIZM is the company’s latest lens innovation and aims to set new standards in definition and clarity in high performance eyewear. According to our friends at the “O” that we met with at the PGA Show in January – “By fine tuning individual wavelengths of color, PRIZM sharpens visual acuity to reveal nuances that would be missed by the naked eye.” Their EVZERO STRIDE (above) was our model for this review.

Golf Sunglasses

Planet X frame design and color scheme is an edgy vibe. EVZero features Oakley’s lightest frame and a 180 degree rimless lens for a completely unobstructed view. Oakley’s unobtanium ear socks and nose pad handle the no-slip chores

Golf Sunglasses

EVZERO Stride is definitely a large fit for those with bigger facial features. Perhaps the cleanest aesthetics of any eyewear on the market. PRIZM filters 100% of all UVA, UVB UVC and harmful blue light up to 400nm.

Golf Sunglasses

Pros: Similar to Bolle’s 6th sense, the EVZERO Stride leaves nothing to chance. It’s ultra light, has comprehensive UV coverage and the most advanced lens technolgoy in sports to keep you performing at your best. Since there are zero visual obstructions from the frame and they weigh practically nothing (just over 20 grams), you practically don’t even realize you’re wearing them. Reading greens and observing course details is a great experience with PRIZM. You won’t miss even the smallest of intricacies.

Cons: If you don’t care for the ultra bright tint of the PRIZM lens there isn’t an option to swap out for a different lens. 

Fit: Large $170 Rating: ♦♦♦♦1/2 Shop Oakley: http://www.oakley.com/en/prizm/

REKS OPTICS

Golf Sunglasses

Reks Optics is a South Florida company that claims southern Palm Beach County as it’s home base. Innovation and value is what Reks is all about. We tested out their Sling-Blade Lumolux, an un-breakable black satin-touch flex frame that fits perfectly to those with a small/medium facial profile. According to Reks, “Our polarized lenses withstand impact 1000% better than glass or plastic.

Golf Sunglasses

Sling-blade comes in Black, Raspberry and White frames. Polarized Lumolux rose/amber polycarbonate lenses have 5 different coatings and an embedded polarized film that provides superbly crisp optics. Available in Red Mirror, Blue Mirror, Brown, Gold Mirror, Rose- Amber, Silver Mirror and Smoke. These performed as well as any eyewear we tested on the golf course.

Golf Sunglasses

The advanced polymer unbreakable frames have to be seen to be believed.

Golf Sunglasses

ProsStylish unbreakable satin touch frames and polarized lenses for $50 – need we say more? Reks as a relative unknown in Golf eyewear deserves some serious attention from those looking to get serious bang for their buck! Easily the sleeper of our review. 

Fit: Small/Medium

Cons: Nada! Rating: ♦♦♦♦1/2 Shop Reks: https://reksoptics.com/

TIFOSI CRIT

Golf Sunglasses

Tifosi Crit (Metallic Red) might be the cult hero of this review. Gaining some momentum among golf enthusiasts in recent years for their innovative and highly functional specs and all at a great value. Engineered for endurance sports (and summer golf should be thought of as such), Tifosi packed Crit with tons of features (compact, stylish, light (31 grams) and at a price tag that will shock you.

Golf Sunglasses

Crit comes standard with 3 lens options so you can get optic clarity regardless of the conditions. Smoke -15.4 light transmission, Golf/Tennis 16.4 light transmission and Extreme Conditions 39.1 light transmission.

Golf Sunglasses

Crit features adjustable arm and nose pieces for perfect fit. Vented lenses improve air circulation and prevent fogging. Grilamid frames and polycarbonate lenses come standard.

Pros: Style and quality are top shelf. 3 sets of lenses for all conditions is a major bonus. There really isn’t an option Tifosi missed with these shades. One of our highly respected product testers thoughts on Crit “They rival any pair of Oakleys that I’ve ever worn.” He continued his praise, “Tried out the EC (extreme conditions) lens, my eyes which are very sensitive to light adjusted perfectly to them in no time.” Big thumbs up!” $69.95 (We’ve seen them online for $50

Cons: ZERO 

Fit: Medium Rating: ♦♦♦♦1/2 Shop Tifosi: http://www.tifosioptics.com/

UNDER ARMOUR EYEWEAR

Golf Sunglasses

Under Armour has launched into the performance eyewear golf market with the emergence of the uber-marketable Jordan Spieth. Test models Octane and Igniter 2.0 shown above.

UA OCTANE

Golf Sunglasses

OCTANE features chrome GAME DAY multi-flection lenses that defend against 100% of UVA/B/C rays. According to UA: “ArmourSight lens technology provides enhanced distortion free vision.” Polyamide frame offers max strength and durability. UA AutoGrip self articulating temples conform to any head shape.

Pros: A versatile all around solid shield for links application. Multi- positioning nose pad provides a custom fit. One tester really liked the screwless cam-lock hinges.

Cons: chrome mirror-style lens doesn’t appeal to some of our testers.

Fit: med/Large $115 (seen online for under $90)  Rating: ♦♦♦1/2

UA IGNITER

Golf Sunglasses

UA Igniter 2.0 – Ultra-light ArmourFusion frames are constructed with Grilamid and titanium. The satin like feel and look of the matte black frames are a classy touch.

Golf Sunglasses

ArmourSight GameDay GREEN color enhancing lens technology delivers 100% UVA UVB and UVC protection as well as 20% less distorted peripheral vision. Adjustable nose pad ensures comfort and fit.

Pros: Solid performer. UA’s Igniter 2.0 gives you what you’d expect in a pair of modern day golf shades. No surprises, clear enhanced vision, clean lines and great fit. 

Cons: UA shades only come with a microfiber cleaning bag. Most of the companies featured in this review include a hard case in addition. $89 

Fit: medium Rating: ♦♦♦♦ Shop UA EYEWEAR: https://www.underarmour.com/en-us/sunglasses/golf/g/37agm

Summary: Like we stated earlier, it really boils down to preference when you’re dealing with eyewear of this quality. Decide if you prefer a small, Medium or large fit according to the size of your facial features. Decide if you like an amber/bronze tint lens or a brighter more vibrant experience like Oakley PRIZM. Then decide on what your price range is, all eyewear in this feature ranges in price from $50 – $170.  Have a great summer and don’t forget June 16th is Father’s Day . . .

 

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Golfers Compare the Hwedge

Golfers Compare the Hwedge

Average Golfers Compare Their Wedges to the Hwedge

Buy HWedge Here

Imagine this, you’re about 50 yards from the green and you’re in a bunker. There never seems to be a proper club to get you out of this situation. You can use a 52 but that might not be strong enough, you could go with an 8 iron but that’s probably too strong. It seems like there isn’t the right club for this and many other situations. However with the Hwedge this shot becomes as simple as a 3 foot putt.

Hwedge is a hybrid wedge that helps get the ball more in the air and has the ball stop sooner. It’s sure to take more strokes off your game and give your shot more accuracy.

Hwedge is a hybrid wedge, and the idea behind a hybrid wedge is that the weight is back and low like a hybrid with a wedge’s face. It makes your shots very smooth and it feels great. This wedge puts the ball more in the air with more spin for a more accurate shot.

It comes in the lofts of 50 degree, 55 degree, and 60 degree. This club is also USGA conforming and legal so your stickler golf friends can’t pull a rulebook on you for this one. Your short game is going to improve immensely and it will help you recover from sand and rough.

Hwedge

The Hwedge is guarantee to turn your amateur golf strokes into fantastic shots that will make you and your scores look like a pro. This club was designed to help in any close shot situation, whether you are 30 yards from the green going up hill and in the rough, or simply 10 yards from the bunker Hwedge is sure to help but the ball pin high for your next birdie.

For more information or purchase, visit their website and get your Hwedge today.

 

Sight Ball – A Golf Ball Training Aid

Sight Ball – A Golf Ball Training Aid

Sight Ball – Golf Ball Training Aid

Aim is about the most intricate and complex thing in golf, so here to help with this is a great training ball called Sight Ball. This ball has red targets printed on it so you can accurately predict where your ball will go. This product helps you become more focused and more accurate and will help you with your aim.

To use it you simply point the targets at whatever you’re aiming for and now you have a target. You can use this ball to help with your stance and help you see the line that you are hitting on. This ball is great for helping with alignment and helping you stay on target for the most accurate aim for your shot.

This Ball helps you get better, and does so with the most precision of any golf ball you can use. Take it on the range, or the golf course for a practice round. This ball can help improve your long or short game by helping with your focus, accuracy, stance, and aim.

Sight Ball

Sight Ball is a regular golf ball with great compression. They come in 3 packs and 6 packs, but you can get as many as you would like. Use this ball to practice where you’re aiming on the green, or where your shot is going down the fairway.

The training ball helps you hit through the golf ball and helps you hit on target for the most accurate shot. This is a great training tool to help with aim and accuracy on the golf course and will improve your Focus, Accuracy, Stance and Training to make your improvements come as the company puts it F.A.S.T.

Visit www.sightball.com for more information and to pick up your own Sight Ball’s so you can be have the most accurate aim on the golf course.

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