Thursday, March 2, 2017

2017 PGA Merchandise Show - Day 3 Recap (Part 2): Antigua Sportswear, Wilson Golf, SeeMore Putters, Cobra Golf, and Puma Golf

This would be the section of my recaps I might call "You Win Some, You Win Some."  That's because something from every company in this section found it's way to my Best of Show wrap up. 


Let's take a closer look at new products from Antigua Sportswear, Wilson Golf, SeeMore Putters, Cobra Golf, and Puma Golf. 

Many of you have been asking about full reviews, so I'll mention now that yes, I'll have on course reviews coming once the weather starts cooperating here in Ohio, which should be very soon. 

Antigua Sportswear 
Antigua's understanding of, and dedication to the unique needs of the golfer is the reason why they've earned their reputation as a leading designer in the industry. 

But this year there's a signal difference in their newest collection that quite honestly you need to touch, feel, and especially wear to truly appreciate.  Pictures just won't do it justice. 

In the three years I've previewed Antigua at the PGA Show, I've never seen their garments with the diversity of fabrics, weights, styles, and technologies that exist this year.  And it's this synergy that makes their 2017 line the most outstanding I've ever seen.  You can read more in my PGA Show Spotlight Feature: Antigua Sportswear

Wilson Golf 
You already know from my demo day recaps how much I loved Wilson's new Triton driver and V6 irons, so I'm not going to gush about them all over again here.  Well ok, maybe a little bit. 

The Triton was one of the longest  drivers I hit all week, with enough forgiveness to make me confident about mis-hits.  Wilson clearly wants us to flat out blister the ball with Triton.  It pretty much crushes most other drivers on the market into a garbage compactor of sadness. 

I seriously loved every single thing about the FG Tour V6 irons.  They're better player irons but still really easy to find the sweetspot, and even off-center hits were amazing.  Outside of the Wilson FG Tour 100 blades, these are the sweetest feeling irons I've ever hit from Wilson. 

The D300 driver and D300 irons must have nitrous oxide systems hidden inside them, because in terms of pure distance they just blew away the field.  The D300 driver feels like the entire face is a sweet spot, and you won't find many irons more forgiving than the D300s.  These clubs just make the game easier.  Period

SeeMore Putters 
SeeMore added a few new models to their lineup of putters this year, including a Mini Giant Deep Flange version that has fantastic stability thanks to four sets of copper weights in the extreme toe and heel.  The RST Alignment system is a real confidence booster. 

Also new in 2017 are the Nashville Studio Series putters, and you know they're high-end precision instruments as soon as you pick one up.  Constructed from the the most expensive grade of 303 stainless steel, they're fully milled with a black diamond finish, and the feel is almost intoxicating.  But the best feature might be all the putts you make with them.  They're deadly accurate. 

Cobra Golf 
I pretty much said all I can say about Cobra's new drivers and irons in detail in my Demo Day recap.  Throughout the entire bag Cobra has never been more impressive.  You can read more about them here: Cobra Golf Demo Day Recap

Puma Golf 
The new TITANTOUR IGNITE Disc golf shoes promise a customizable, snug fit thanks to their Disc lacing system that uses a dial to tighten and loosen wires instead of laces.  PUMA's proprietary IGNITE foam delivers stable and responsive cushioning for superior comfort.  Disc technology is also available in PUMA's spikeless shoes. 

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