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Free Tip Friday: The Vapor Iron Family

Modern Muscle Technology is Here! This week, the Discount Golf World Pro examines the Nike Vapor Irons to highlight some of their key features. the Nike Vapor Pro Irons are positioned as the replacement for the traditional blade. These irons produce approximately 1.7 yards more distance and feature an MOI that is ten percent higher than the VR Pro Blades they replace. The main technological advantage provided by the Vapor Pro design is what Nike calls a “modern muscle.” This design incorporates tungsten plugs that significantly improve the CG location of the club by moving it closer to the center of the clubface. Unlike traditional blade designs, which feature a CG that’s closer to the hosel, the Vapor Pro and its modern muscle design provide the best results when the ball is struck in the middle of the clubface and produces improved results on shots struck off-center. The Nike Vapor Pro Combo Irons, which fit nicely between the Pro and the Speed, also utilize the modern muscle design to provide a combination of precision and ball speed. Like the Vapor Pro, the Pro Combo irons feature a CG closer to the center of the face, making them both more precise and more forgiving than past Pro Combo models. The Nike Vapor Speed Irons are aimed at players who want maximum distance and forgiveness, simply. Nike’s modern muscle design moves the CG closer to the center of the clubface and lower and deeper in the clubhead to provide a combination of this new CG location with very thin clubfaces and lighter, longer shafts. The result, high launching shots with maximum carry distance. Shop for the Nike Vapor Irons at Discount Golf World. [embed width="640" height="360"]http://youtu.be/5Pgv3ThsO1I[/embed]

Introducing the Vapor Iron Family

Powered by Modern Muscle Technology Building a better iron starts with listening to the voice of the athlete. At The Oven, Nike's meticulous process of collecting insights and implementing feedback from the world's best athletes has been the driving force behind the development of the Vapor Iron family and Modern Muscle. "We had this idea, if we moved the CG towards the center of the face that it would have more impact and more mass right behind the golf ball. And it worked. I was able to hit that ball a little bit further, it came off more solid, and the amazing thing is the ball flew better." - Tiger Woods Modern Muscle technology is available in all three members of the Nike Vapor Iron Family - the Vapor Pro, Vapor Pro Combo and Vapor Speed. Because no matter what conventional wisdom might say, there's always better. Tiger's future irons, the Nike Vapor Pro Irons are positioned as the replacement for the traditional blade. These irons produce approximately 1.7 yards more distance and feature an MOI that is ten percent higher than the VR Pro Blades they replace. The main technological advantage provided by the Vapor Pro design is what Nike calls a "modern muscle." This design incorporates tungsten plugs that significantly improve the CG location of the club by moving it closer to the center of the clubface. Unlike traditional blade designs, which feature a CG that's closer to the hosel, the Vapor Pro and its modern muscle design provide the best results when the ball is struck in the middle of the clubface and produces improved results on shots struck off-center. The Nike Vapor Pro Combo Irons, which fit nicely between the Pro and the Speed, also utilize the modern muscle design to provide a combination of precision and ball speed. Like the Vapor Pro, the Pro Combo irons feature a CG closer to the center of the face, making them both more precise and more forgiving than past Pro Combo models. The Nike Vapor Speed Irons are aimed at players who want maximum distance and forgiveness, simply. Nike's modern muscle design moves the CG closer to the center of the clubface and lower and deeper in the clubhead to provide a combination of this new CG location with very thin clubfaces and lighter, longer shafts. The result, high launching shots with maximum carry distance. Check out all of the Vapor Irons at Discount Golf World.

Free Tip Friday: Ogio Chamber Cart Bag

Do you have any specials on cart bags? This week, the Discount Golf World Pro examines the Ogio Chamber Cart Bag to highlight some of its key features. The cart bag includes 14-full length dividers with a special Diamond Performance top that prevents your clubs from rattling into each other, a torque strap, and a zipperless ball pocket. Shop for the Ogio Chamber Cart Bag at Discount Golf World to save $110 off of the original retail price. Check out the video to learn more:

High Performance Rain Wear: Nike HyperAdapt

Nike recently unveiled a new line of foul weather golf gear designed to deliver superior waterproof and windproof protection combined with flexible breathability. According to Nike, the new HyperAdapt Storm-Fit Jacket, available in both Full-Zip and ½-Zip versions, and HyperAdapt Storm-Fit Pants offer golfers unsurpassed comfort, protection and mobility. These claims were immediately bolstered when Paul Casey, winless in over 2 years, claimed the Irish Open while wearing both the HyerAdapt Jacket and Pants during the 35 mph winds and heavy showers that plagued the event.   HyperAdapt is 100% waterproof, but it’s the flexibility that sets it apart from other rain gear. Nike began the design process from the inside out, testing and tweaking the technology along the way, utilizing comprehensive feedback derived through on-course testing from Nike athletes. "Inspired by our athletes who demand the best in performance, our team set to work to create a jacket built to change the way golfers feel in unfavorable weather conditions," said Merritt Richardson, Nike Golf Vice President of Global Golf Apparel. "We are always working to minimize distractions. From reducing sound to enhancing stretch, the HyperAdapt Storm-FIT Jacket is the ultimate in protection and performance."   HyperAdapt Storm-Fit fabric has sweater-like stretch, combined with an impenetrable outer layer, to deliver the best of both comfort and protection. Nike incorporated no-sew technology throughout to minimize chafing, and added a new stretch component to the fabric. Four-way stretch incorporated in the shoulders and arms creates maximum flexibility and eliminates restrictions during the swing. Nike also focused on creating a garment that is quiet during the swing and has the feel of a sweater, without sacrificing weather protection performance. The HyperAdapt Jacket and Pants are seam-sealed and have adjustable cuffs for a custom-like fit.   Get ready for Fall and Winter golf with the ultimate in comfort and weatherproof design. The HyperAdapt Storm-Fit Full-Zip Jacket, HyperAdapt Storm-Fit 1/2-Zip Jacket and HyperAdapt Storm-FitPants are now available at DGW.

Adjustability Made Easy: The New TaylorMade SLDR Driver

The adjustable driver has been around for awhile, and every major manufacturer has embraced the technology, at least to some degree. TaylorMade has been committed to adjustable drivers and moveable weight technology since 2004, but the benefit of adjustability has been lost to a vast number of golfers who have no desire to delve into the complexities of tinkering with loft, lie, face angle and weighting. Taken to its extreme, adjustability for the average golfer may seem just a bit gimmicky. For those who haven’t embraced the adjustability craze, and just as importantly, for those who have, the new TaylorMade SLDR (“Slider”) Driver offers quick and easy adjustability that just about anyone can understand—and from which everyone can benefit.   The SLDR has a weight track running from the heel to the toe near the front of the sole that can be moved into one of 21 positions for more or less draw or fade bias. The beauty of the design is in its simplicity. Using the included torque wrench, you merely twist to unlock, slide the weight into the desired position, and twist to lock in place. It takes about 15 seconds, so you can tweak your settings on the range every time out, if that’s your desire, or you can simply set it and forget it. Either way, the slider weight makes it incredibly easy to adjust for right to left or left to right bias. Whether you do so to enhance your preferred ball flight, or to correct your errant tendencies, the SLDR is simple and intuitive.   The adjustments to weight are made with the same wrench used to adjust the loft. The SLDR features TM’s Loft Sleeve technology allowing 3 degrees of adjustment (1.5°+/-) to the four available stock lofts of 8, 9, 10.5 and 12 degrees. The club head is 460cc, which is larger than some tour models available in other drivers, but players might note that some 20 Tour pros have already bagged the SLDR in its first 2 weeks of availability.   The weight track is not really new. Mizuno offered a similar system years ago.  The difference, and it's a big one,  is that the Slider weight and track is placed forward in the sole, near the face. This is designed to deliver optimal CG. A low and forward CG promotes faster ball speeds, higher launch, more forgiveness and lower spin, all keys to adding distance to your tee ball. Moving the CG low and forward has the further effect of moving your sweet spot lower in the club face, which is more in line with where most golfers strike the ball.   As for aesthetics, the club head is a dark gray with minimal, subtle graphics and has a classic pear shape. It comes equipped with a stock Fujikura Speeder 57 shaft and is also available in a Women's SLDR and TP SLDR versions. Order yours today from DGW for delivery beginning August 9, 2013.

Tiger Woods and Nike Ready for the 2013 Open Championship

Nike athletes will be featuring the newest from the Nike Fall wardrobe lines as they tackle the oldest championship in golf this week at venerable Muirfield in Gullane, Scotland. Foremost among participating Nike athletes is World Number 1,Tiger Woods, who is joined by World number 2, Rory McIlroy,  former Masters Champion, Charl Scwartzel, Nick Watney and rising European star, Thorbjorn Olesen.   Tiger will be wearing select items from Nike’s Fall 2013 Tiger Woods Collection, including polos featuring a laser-perforated collar that increases ventilation and reduces garment weight. The TW Ultra Polo in White, TW Saturated Color Polo in Light Armory Blue, TW Trajectory Polo in black and the TW Stripe Polo in Hyper Red are all in Tiger’s rotation as he seeks his 4th Open Championship and 15th Major title. These polos also feature a kimono style back design that offers full range of motion. Of course, Tiger will wear his Nike TW’14 Golf Shoes all four days.   Rory McIlroy and Nick Watney are sporting looks from the Nike Fall 2013 Tour Performance Collection. Today, Rory is wearing the Vent Tech Polo in white, and Friday will see him donning the Fashion Bold Stripe Polo in Black. If weather demands another layer, you’ll see Rory in the ½-Zip Banded Tech Cover-Up in Orange. The Fashion Print Polo in black and the Lightweight Tech Polo in Game Royal are on deck for Rory’s weekend rounds. Nike Lunar Control footwear are McIlroy’s golf shoes of choice each day.   As Charl Schwartzel goes after his second Major he’ll rely on the classic look of Nike’s Fall 2013 Tour Premium Collection. For rounds one and two, Schwartzel will be clad in the Nike Premium Precision Polo in Summit White Thursday and then in Black on Friday. For the weekend, look for Schwartzel in the Nike Embossed Polo in Game Royal Saturday, followed by the Fashion Jacquard Polo in Hyper Red for the final round. If the weather warrants a cover, you’ll see him wearing the Nike Performance V-Neck Sweater in Carbon Heather.   Get used to hearing the name Thorbjorn Olesen. You may see a great deal of this young, Danish player over the course of the next several days. Unknown to many in the States, Olesen is seen as one of the many bright lights on the horizon of the European PGA Tour. Watch for him sporting the youthful look of the Nike Sport Collection, featuring a slimmer cut and edgy designs. “Thunderbear,” as he is sometimes known, will be seen in the Nike Sport Swing Polo in Fusion Pink on Thursday and the same polo in Light Blue on Saturday. Friday and Sunday, Olesen will be wearing the Lightweight Tech Polo in Electro Orange and the Color Block Polo in Gamma Green. He’ll top off his look with the Nike Flat Bill VR_S Tour Cap.   This is but a sampling of what the Pros will be wearing at The 2013 Open Championship. Check everything in the Nike Open Championship Apparel Collection at DGW.            

Win Your Major with the TaylorMade Spider Blade Putter

In the end, the recently concluded US Open staged at Merion Golf Club resembled the Opens of yesteryear during which brutal rough and nasty greens eliminated pretenders first, then contenders, until there was just one guy left. What’s remarkable is that the “one guy” who conquered the treacherous Merion greens and the USGA’s diabolical hole placements was Justin Rose, a guy who just weeks ago ranked 158th in putting on the PGA Tour. What changed? Well, Justin Rose switched to a 34” TaylorMade Spider Blade Putter at the Player’s Championship in May, and then switched again at the Memorial, opting for a 37” version of the same model. The results were that he ranked 13th in putting at the US Open. That huge leap in the putting stats, arguably, made the difference between winning a Major title and, well, not winning one.   The TaylorMade Spider Blade is the highest MOI blade putter ever produced by TaylorMade, delivering twist-resistance comparable to high-MOI mallet putters. TaylorMade also incorporated “counterbalancing” properties first introduced with their Daddy Long Legs mallet putter. The idea behind counterbalancing is to offer increased stability through additional weight in the shaft and butt end of the putter. You’re going to see a lot of counterbalancing in putter design in the near future because it is said to offer stability similar to an “anchored” putting stroke, which the USGA has banned effective 2016. Consequently, those who struggle a bit on the greens are looking for a new method, and the major club manufacturers will most assuredly accommodate through innovation. Even if you don't struggle, you can always improve on the greens.   So, if you are looking for a way to make more putts, take a page from the playbook of Justin Rose, the number 3 player in the world and newly-minted Major Champion, and give the TaylorMade Spider Blade a try.  You may just win your own version of the US Open. Order yours today at DGW.

It's Here: TaylorMade R1 Black Driver

Black is the new black! TaylorMade launched the new R1 Black Driver today and it is, well, unbelievably cool. The R1, released earlier in 2013, introduced us to the concept of an adjustable driver that can be fine tuned to fit anyone’s game. From Tour pro to beginner, the R1 offered one club head that could be adjusted to everyone’s swing. The R1 instantly became the number one driver on the PGA Tour and found its way to millions of amateur’s bags, as well. So what’s new with the R1 Black Driver, you ask? Technically speaking, nothing at all… except the finish--it’s black. And contrary to what you might think, that is a very big deal.   There are countless golfers around the world who feel a driver ought to be black, not white. There is genuine science behind the white phenomenon; that being the optical illusion created by the contrast between white crown and black face that makes the club head appear huge, inspiring confidence. Fair enough, but for those among us who want the aggressive look of all black, then who cares what the science says. Black is back—and it has some upgrades with this new R1 Driver. The glossy finish is truly beautiful and TM incorporated the R1 alignment graphics on the crown, but with a significant difference. Whereas the “face paint” graphics are almost overwhelming on the original R1’s white matte finish, they are subtlety done on the R1 Black, offering a distinctive look that adds to the uniqueness of the club. The graphics are, in a word, cool. And so is this driver. You can pre-order the TaylorMade R1 Black Driver at DGW today.  

Tiger Woods and Nike Ready for The Masters

The Masters begins in just two weeks and every golf fan knows which golfer will be favored to win. Tiger Woods recently regained World Number One status over fellow Nike athlete, Rory McIlroy. With his third victory in five PGA starts this year,  Tiger appears primed to add a fifth Green Jacket to his collection. Like Jack Nicklaus before him, Tiger seems always to be at his best at Augusta National, the home of The Masters. For even the casual fan, there’s just something about the year’s first Major that heightens interest in the game. It’s a special place, Augusta National, and the Masters is a special tournament that breeds special champions—like Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods. To commemorate the Masters, Nike introduces a special edition shoe. The Tiger Woods TW13 Limited Edition Golf Shoes are available today at DGW. The Limited Edition TW13 is Tiger’s shoe, made to his exacting specifications, and decked out with deep green, yellow and red accents on the outsole, eye-stay and tongue. Modeled after the Nike Free running shoe, the TW13 is known for its superior feel, fit and function—and Tiger wears them for every round. The TW13 may not be the only reason Tiger has regained his Number One position in the world, but they are distinctive enough, just like the Masters, to inspire this special version for a limited time and in limited quantities. Order your Tiger Woods TW13 Limited Edition Golf Shoes by Nike at DGW today.

The Masters is Coming--Limited Edition Golf Gear is Here

The Masters begins in just over two weeks and DGW has a number of Limited Edition items available to commemorate the year’s first Major championship. We’re golf fans first and foremost here at DGW, and like fans everywhere, we look forward to the Masters and the beginning of the Major season on the PGA Tour. The Masters is special for just about anyone who’s ever played the game. From the casual hacker to the most accomplished professional, the Masters represents all that we love about the game. What better way to gear up for the Masters than by loading up with some Limited Edition gear.   DGW has the Cobra Limited Edition AMP Cell Driver, offering the benefits of MyFly™ and SmartPad™ Technologies, and finished in a beautiful deep green. This limited edition driver comes with a green-scheme head cover and torque wrench, as well. Only 1800 exist in the world, of which DGW has but a few, so if you want what may just be the best looking driver ever produced, you better order it now.   You’ll want to place that new driver in the Masters-themed Callaway Majors Limited Edition Staff Bag. This full-size Callaway Staff Bag in green, white and yellow is even adorned with a couple of embroidered magnolia blossoms. Callaway offers a Majors Limited Edition Golf Cap, as well. The first in the series is available in three colors, including green, with azalea embroidery on the back.   For the year’s first Major, Adidas offers the adizero Tour Limited Edition Golf Shoe—the lightest Tour performance golf shoe in the game—decked out in Slime green accents. What can we say? Adidas does things a little differently. But because of that, they’ve developed the coolest shoes on the planet. Check them out here.   Finally, fans of Augusta National and Rickie Fowler will want the Puma Limited Edition Monoline Cap Headcover, constructed of high end PU leather in Masters Green. It’s the same head cover that will be protecting Rickie’s driver come April at the Masters.   Visit DGW today for all your limited edition golf clubs and accessories.
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