Ok, well as a self confessed golf junkie I, like most of you love new golf gear. In my quest to be the best informed and in return pass on my knowledge of the latest equipment to you my customers I research all new products and where possible test them.
There is no secret that we as consumers are getting fed up with the OEM manufacturers releasing too much equipment and our latest gear being out of date soon after it has been bought. I do have solutions to this but this wasn’t the intention of this post. You might be thinking that equipment retailers do well from new equipment being released every month but consider this. You may be annoyed that your “new” driver is already out of date before you even really got used to it. Well now consider the small retailer and pro shop. We stock multiple brands and lines. When something goes out of date we are stuck with out of date equipment. The only people that gain from infinite updates are the manufacturers.
So here is my list of the last few weeks of equipment releases.
Callaway. V series driver, Big Bertha Alpha and Alpha double diamond. Big Bertha irons.
TaylorMade. RSi irons rumours of R15 driver but not until January.
Ping. G30 but the G25 was at least 18 months old.
Mizuno. JPX 850 range, again I don’t think anyone would say Mizuno release too much equipment.
Cobra. Just released Fly Z drivers and updated there iron selection but this is a 1 year cycle.
Titleist. 915 range of woods but the 913 was 2 years ago so no complaints there.
Nike. The full Vapour line but again 1 year since last release.
Srixon. New the UK & US. Full range products will have a 2 year cycle.
I may have missed a few products but I think you get the point I am making. If you want to ask how you can be less susceptible to out of date equipment message me for further details or subscribe to my blog to ensure you don’t miss an update.