March 2010 The Clubmaker Report
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Itomic Golf Grips
  Itomic Golf Grips
Tacki Mac's colorful new ITOMIC grips are not like traditional rubber grips. They are made from a proprietary blend of elastomeric materials that are very tacky with a super soft (but firm) feel. This revolutionary blend of thermo-forming materials is both very durable, and high performing in all weather conditions. ITOMIC grips maintain their tacky feel and new look for years by washing them with warm soapy water. The new Itomic grips are available in black, white, red, or blue and in a new wrap style. Follow the link below to order Itomic grips direct from Tacki Mac.
Graphite Design New Tour AD DI
I've always been a big fan of Graphite Design shafts an at various times have played the YS6, TourAD, Pershing, and the YSQ and they've supported Clubmaker Online from the start of my business back in 1996.

I've been following with interest the new Tour AD DI (Deep Impact) shaft that they've been testing on Tour and was excited to hear that they've released the TourAD DI to the general golfing public. I have a shiney new DI ready to install in my R9 and I'll report back in a week or so. I can tell you the shaft color and graphics, sort of a "candy copper" color with pearl white graphics is sharp. I handle the entire Graphite Design line. Here's information from Graphite Design on the new premium priced shaft.

New for 2010, Graphite Design introduces the Tour AD DI DEEP IMPACT shaft designed to provide more power and stability. The Tour AD DI manufactured exclusively at Graphite Design Japan has been integrated with Toray Company's new Nanomaterial technology in the tip section of the shaft. This unique technology allows the player to create an epic IMPACT on ball speed while still providing exceptional feel and control. The mid bend profile of the Tour AD DI allows the player to load the shaft properly, yet maintains a firm enough tip section through IMPACT producing optimal spin and launch conditions. Result, the Graphite Design Tour AD DI will deliver players to the next level in shaft performance and impress an epic IMPACT on your game! The Tour AD DI shaft carries the Tour AD moniker which stands for Tour Accuracy and Distance and has long been known for high quality and superior performance. This is represented by the company's success that has been documented by professionals and amateurs alike. Graphite Design is the most dominant shaft on the JPGA Tour and has been for the past seven years.

MOI Golf
The new owner of MOI Golf tells me they're ready to ship their popular (especially with the long drive crowd) Intruder driver component head. It's available in lofts up to 16 deg in a driver for you decidedly non-longdrivers looking for a bit of help getting the ball airborn.

The INTRUDER 460 was designed to create a high launch angle with a lower spin rate than most drivers on the market today. The INTRUDER series is made with Cup Face Technology, this new technology gives you a pure 100% beta titanium face. The body is a beautiful high gloss black finish, that gives you a clean, classic driver look at address. The Intruder 460 has been creating quite a buzz on the professional Long drive circuit.

Graman has fine tuned and upgraded their entire line of high quality graphite shafts that are priced to please. The entire lineup has new graphics and paint all the while keep their famous guarantee--their G and S Series are so uniform, so precise and so symmetrical that are guaranteed 1 cpm or less.

I've added a paragraph or two that describes each of the new shaft models to make it easier to choose the perfect shaft for your game. The Professional-GSeries is the updated "Limey" that is so popular in the online golf discussion group world.

Best Leather Grips (formerly Gripmaster)
  Fine Leather Sport Grips
Longtime sponsor and Clubmaker Online friend Best Grips (formerly Gripmaster) have changed their name and are now producing the excellent leather grip line in the US . Here's some information from Best Grips...

BestGrip products are engineered to give you an edge where it counts - where you connect to your sports equipment. Everyone knows the advantage of investing in equipment designed for performance. BestGrips takes that advantage one step further providing the best in tactile feel, adhesion and memory and the best shock absorption and comfort.

Best Grips offers leather grips, unique "putter shoes", leather golf belts and more.

Hot Shots
Another big week for steel shaftmaker KBS with the winner of the Doral World Golf Championship playing KB Tours in his irons. KBS steel has been off to a hot start this year with 4 Tour wins (21 Total now) and over 25 top ten finishes. This performance is exceptional in light of KBS steel's recent introduction in late 2007.  As evidenced by it's quick adoption, KBS continues to elevate steel shaft technology and performance for caliber player's. More information on this great line of steel iron shafts here

Speaking of great performances, Project X Graphite shafts were used by the winner of TWO PGA Tour events last weekend, the Doral and Puerto Rico Open. The Doral winner had the Project X graphite in his driver and 3 wood and the Puerto Rico Open winner used the Project X in his driver. It's a fantastic product, I also like the Project X graphite hybrid shafts. Nice job from our friends at Project X.

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Aldila Voodoo NV Contest and Week Two Winner
  Aldila Voodoo
What sets the VooDoo apart from other shafts is its patent pending S-core, or stabilized core, Technology designed to increase distance and provide outstanding accuracy with each swing. The real "magic" of the VooDoo is the high modulus carbon stabilization rib running the length of the shaft. "Our S-core Technology dramatically stabilizes the shaft's cross-section through the use of an internal carbon-fiber rib system," said John Oldenburg, Aldila's Vice President of Engineering. "The innovative rib structure increases hoop strength/stiffness so much that it is 80 percent greater than conventional graphite, and up to 60 percent greater than competitors' attempts at cross sectional stabilization." Visit the Aldila Voodoo Web Site here http://aldilavoodoo.html For a chart showing launch and spin characteristics of the entire Aldila line, go here

For a chart showing launch and spin characteristics of the entire Aldila line, go here

I'm having a contest for my Twitter followers and Clubmaker Report subscribers. To enter to win a drawing for an Aldila NV Voodoo in R flex , follow the link below and scroll down to the bottom of the page for information on the new NV Voodoo. Send me a quick email with Aldila NV in the subject line and tell me how the launch of the NV Voodoo differs from the VS Voodoo (lower or higher). I'll do a random drawing before the next Clubmaker Report and announce the winner. If you've already entered the contest you are entered in next weeks drawing. In coming weeks make sure you read The Clubmaker Report and watch for details on a drawing to win a Aldila RIP Staff Bag. Congrats to Ron Platz, winner of the week two Voodoo NV giveaway.


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