Just In at GOLF GEAR: TaylorMade SpeedBlade Irons
Oct17

Just In at GOLF GEAR: TaylorMade SpeedBlade Irons

SpeedBlade is designed to flex more effectively at impact, broadening your sweetspot! The highly anticipated Taylor Made SpeedBlade irons are now on the showroom floor at GOLF GEAR, ready for you to come in and try them out. The Speedblade irons are easy to launch on a high and strong flight. Among the many features, the 3- through 7-SpeedBlade irons are designed with a slot cut into the sole that extends back in the heel and toe areas. This updated design allows the club face to flex more effectively at impact, broadening the sweetspot, resulting in more consistency. In addition, the SpeedBlade’s lower center of gravity and clubface functionality not only stretches the sweetspot wider, but effectively pulls it down. The 8-iron, 9-iron and wedges in the SpeedBlade irons do not have slots in the sole because golfers don’t compress the face on those clubs. The long irons are cast from Carpenters steel for strength while the mid- and short irons are cast using 17-4 stainless steel, which is softer, to enhance feel. Among the SpeedBlade Irons many features: Elongated Pocket. Faster face and more ball speed in the center, down low, toward the toe and toward the heel. Lowest CG of any TaylorMade distance iron. Easy to launch on a high and strong flight. Individually engineered heads. Optimized distance, trajectory, control, spin, feel and sound. Advanced head structure. Speed Pocket polymer and multi-material badge. Absorbs unwanted vibration to promote fantastic sound and feel. Balanced distance gaps between each iron. Every iron is valuable; closes gap between longest iron and lowest metalwood. Bending notch. Easier to bend for loft and lie...

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Sun Protection is Important: New Fall Line from San Soleil
Oct17

Sun Protection is Important: New Fall Line from San Soleil

San Soleil Unveils New Line of Long Sleeve Shirts for Men and Women Clothing is the single most effective form of sun protection. It is your first line of defense against the sun’s harmful ultraviolet rays. Protective clothing often conjures up images of clunky outfits like the hazmat suits worn in AMC’s Emmy Award-winning television drama series, Breaking Bad. Today, however, sun-shielding apparel is more fashionable and technically, offers better protection with a UPF rating. What does this rating mean? Learn More: Sun Protection Clothing Q & A The Lades Pro Shop and GOLF GEAR carry a full line of sun protection apparel from San Soleil for both women and men. Rated with a UVB / UVA Protection of 50, SanSoleil’s new line of long sleeved shirts are available in many beautiful colors and prints. SanSoleil “SolTek Fabric” Performance polos offer moisture wicking, quick dry and athletic stretch nylon inserts for cooling ventilation. Featuring natural stretch, these garments are great for golf, tennis or any sport that requires fabric that moves and is lightweight. Check out the new San Soleil Fall collection. Shop...

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Everything You Need To Know About Sun Protection Clothing: Q & A
Oct17

Everything You Need To Know About Sun Protection Clothing: Q & A

Clothing is the single most effective form of sun protection. It is your first line of defense against the sun’s harmful ultraviolet rays. Today sun-shielding apparel is more fashionable and technically, offers better protection with a UPF rating. What does this rating mean? Q: What is UPF? A: Ultraviolet Protection Factor (UPF) is a rating system used for apparel. It indicates how effectively fabrics shield skin from ultraviolet (UV) rays. UPF gauges a fabric’s effectiveness against both ultraviolet A (UVA) and UVB light. The higher the UPF number, the greater degree of UV protection a garment offers. A: UV-protection claims for clothing were first formalized in the 1990s in Australia where researchers developed a UPF rating system: UPF Range Protection Category Effective UV-R Transmission (%) UPF Rating 15-24 Good 6.7-4.2 15, 20 25-39 Very Good 4.1-2.6 25, 30, 35 40-50, 50+ Excellent Less than 2.5 40, 45, 50, 50+ Basically, a UPF rating of 50 indicates the fabric of a garment will allow only 1/50th (roughly 2%) of available UV radiation to pass through it. A garment rated UPF 25 permits roughly 4% (1/25th) UV transmission. Any fabric that allows less than 2% UV transmission is simply labeled UPF 50+. Q: Before a UPF rating is assigned to a garment, how is it tested? A: During the UPF testing procedure, UV light is transmitted through a garment’s fabric and measured by a radiation-measuring device, either a spectrophotometer or spectroradiometer. In most cases, the fabric is tested dry and without being stretched. The fabric’s ability to absorb UV light is then calculated and a UPF value is assigned. Q: Does laundering affect UPF-rated clothing? A: No, repeated laundering does not reduce the UPF rating. Q: Will I be too warm in UPF clothing? A: Modern fabrics include moisture wicking for quick-drying, high breathable and ventilation, keeping you comfortable even on a hot day....

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TaylorMade SLDR Driver Promotes Distance
Oct17

TaylorMade SLDR Driver Promotes Distance

Check Out the TaylorMade SLDR Driver at GOLF GEAR A high launch angle, lower spin-rate and faster ball speed is what the new TaylorMade SLDR Driver delivers. SLDR’s 20-gram sliding weight is the secret to a dramatic leap in distance. Moving the CG forward on the SLDR promotes more ball speed and less spin. Movable weight shifts the clubhead’s CG horizontally toward either the heel, to promote a draw, or toward the toe, to promote a fade. SLDR’s sliding weight allows you to shift the CG far enough to promote a side-to-side trajectory change of up to 30 yards. The SLDR weight slides on the track to any of 21 positions and never comes loose from the clubhead. In addition, SLDR incorporates Loft-sleeve Technology, which allows you to adjust the loft. You can choose from 12 positions within a range of plus-or-minus 1.5 degrees of loft change. SLDR is available in three lofts – 9.5°, 10.5° and HL. Read More: Understanding Loft Changes to Your Driver The TaylorMade SLDR Driver boasts a modern-classic shape. Charcoal-gray crown and chrome “button-back” combine to create a remarkably stiking appearance, along with these features: Longest TaylorMade driver ever. Low-and-forward CG promotes high launch, fast speed and low spin for huge distance. Easy and intuitive SLDR movable weight promotes up to 30 yards of shot shape adjustment. Increase or reduce the loft 1.5° with 12-position loft-sleeve. Silver button-back works with subtle crown markings for easy clubface alignment. Fujikura Speeder 57 shaft blends light weight with great feel and...

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