By: HILuxury Team
Photo courtesy Slotline Golf
Slotline Golf The brand's new 600 series, including the SSi-692 putter, incorporates multi-metal construction and Slotline's trademark high Moment of Inertia design.
Available at www.slotlinegolf.com $179.95
Photo courtesy Callaway
Taking a high-strength 455 Carpenter Steel face and a 1020 carbon steel body, the Diablo Forged Irons by Callaway allow for better control and accuracy than typical forged irons.
Available at www.callawaygolf.com
Single irons start at $125
Photo courtesy Nike Golf
Nike added two drivers to its premium Victory Red line in February 2010. The VR STR8-FIT driver, shown here, offers 32 different face angle positions for ultimate adjustability.
Available at www.nike.com/nikegolf Suggested retail price $479.99
Photo courtesy Datrek
Datrek debuts its first collection of golf bags since becoming a division of Dynamic Brands. The Assault cart bag, headlines Datrek's 2010 collection.
Available at www.dynamicbrands.com
Photo courtesy Quagmire
This Canadaian golf apparel company mixes sport and streetwise sensibility.
Available at www. quagmirestyles.com Crosshand polo $69 TripleBogey Shorts $69
Photo courtesy Keri Golf
playing on the casual aesthetic of coastal living in Newport, R.I., the keri golf Taitum stand bag is sleek and made of durable materials.
Available at www.kerigolf.com
Photo courtesy Ashworth
Worn by golfers such as Fred Couples and 2010 Sony open winner Ryan palmer, Ashworth combines fine wool and cotton in its new collection, available in May.
Available at www.ashworthgolf.com
Black long-Sleeve performance Wicking Blend Solid polo $95
Mid Grey-Flat front cotton/wool blend pants $85
Swing into spring with the latest clubs and apparel
Hawaii’s fairways are a great place to spend the beautiful days of April and May. HILuxury scoured the world’s best golf resources to bring you the latest equipment and apparel available this season.
To improve your golf game, Eddie Lee, director of instruction at the David Leadbetter Golf Academy on Maui, offers this tip:
“Too often, you will hit a low or thin golf shot and hear the criticizing remark, ‘keep your head down.’ Although it is imperative to maintain a consistent spine angle through the golf motion, elevating the head is not why an individual tops the ball. The reason for the topped golf shot is because the club head was not putting downward pressure on the golf ball, creating backspin. To rectify this situation, feel the weight of the clubhead working downward when you deliver the club from the top to the bottom of your swing. Get a sense of delivering the clubhead smoothly from the top of your swing, gradually picking up momentum.”