Best of 2016: The top five equipment stories appearing on the GolfTEC Scramble this year

By GolfTEC Digital

Make no bones about it, 2016 saw a lot of incredible content appear on the GolfTEC Scramble. So, as the year comes to a close, we’re highlighting the best of the best with a collection of our top five articles of the year in various categories.

We started with our top five short game tips, and we continue with the top five equipment stories of 2016 on the GolfTEC Scramble …

Best of 2016: Top 5 golf equipment stories

5.  Shopping for irons? You need to watch this

Should you buy forged or cast irons? Muscle-back or cavity-back? A “player’s” club or game improvement design? GolfTEC’s Dave Pauley visits with Jon Levy to answer these questions so you wonder no longer, and can confidently choose the setup that best suits your game.

4.  Callaway’s XR16 driver redefines the term, ‘product launch’

Callaway Golf’s Head of R&D, Dr. Alan Hocknell, visited GolfTEC Headquarters in early 2016 to discuss the company’s popular XR16 driver and partnership with aviation giant, Boeing. Hear what Doc Hock had to say about how “forgiveness meets fast” in the new Callaway XR16 driver and fairway metals.

3.  GolfTEC at the 2016 PGA Merchandise Show

Forty thousand people. Ten miles of merchandise aisles. The biggest, most robust demo day of them all. Yes, the PGA Merchandise Show is a sight to behold and GolfTEC was there. Take a look at some of our highlights, including Jon Levy’s long drive competition with Jamie Sadlowski, interviews with Bubba Watson, Annika Sorenstam and Lydia Ko, and more.

2.  The TaylorMade 2017 M line of woods

TaylorMade announced it will debut a revamped version of its M1 and M2 wood line in January 2017, so GolfTEC’s Jon Levy visited TaylorMade Headquarters to get the lowdown from lead designer, Brian Bazzel. Check out our exclusive videos on the new M1 and M2 drivers, fairway woods and hybrids, and key takeaways and specs that prove why these new woods are “measurably better” than their predecessors.

1.  The 2017 Mizuno iron lineup

2017 Mizuno JPX900 Iron Family

It’s often said “feel” is everything in golf. When it comes to the feel of your irons, Mizuno’s legendary designs are second to none. So, if you’re a golf purest eager to see the latest in Mizuno iron pureness, or just curious as to what makes the Mizuno name so iconic in golf, read on because GolfTEC’s Nick Miller breaks down the new Mizuno JPX900 iron line and T7 wedges.


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  1. What’s the best Taylor Made irons for the money and where do they rank? Are they a good iron? I love the Mizuno’s I have now.

  2. Too bad Adams Golf isn’t producing more topline hybrid irons and SGI clubs. If they aren’t sold to someone who can do something to bring them back. they will be greatly missed! I have the A12 OS irons. Watson high loft wedges, a Puglielli 56 degree sand wedge, Redline hybrid irons. and the Super S 3 wood, along with the 3 and 4 hybrids. If I can get my hands on a Super S driver that will be my next purchase. Hopefully TM will slow down producing just for the sake of the latest technology. I suspect that was what caused them to develop flavor of the month issues and hurt their overall sales. Most of us amateurs aren’t made of money so to expect us to constantly upgrade equipment is being rather unrealistic!

    • Update: I replaced my A12OS irons with the A7 irons. I find that as they follow the line of game improvement irons like my current Redlines, they still offer the feel and forgiveness I need in an iron. This is the third time I’m playing them…and I have no plans of getting rid of them anytime soon! They have the look of a player’s iron and the feel of a game improvement iron! What more could I want?


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