If you’re a first time attendee at the PGA Show, it can be a little overwhelming. After all, every major golf brand is present and they’re debuting their latest clubs and products. It’s almost impossible to try them all, even if you wanted to. In talking with dozens of consumers, a few new clubs were definitely more buzz-worthy than others. The TaylorMade R15 Driver, for example, was a club everyone wanted to get their hands on.
Helping sift through the gravitas of all the different products are the people behind the products – the innovators and people inside the R&D departments. With that said, here are six of the hottest products from the 2015 PGA Show/Demo Day, and the people that actually help design them. Take notes people, the science can get a little confusing.
1. Nike Method Putters
The Nike Method Mod Putter is a re-imagined, classic-style putter with a tech-savvy design. With four unique models, each with distinctive toe hangs, you’ll find one to satisfy your individual putting style. Each style comes with a multi-material face with Polymetal Groove Technology and a precision CNC Milled face for premium performance, while the satin chromed finish offers a confidence-building appeal.
2. Nike Vapor Series Driver If it’s good enough for Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy, isn’t it good enough for you?
3. Mizuno JPX-850 Forged Irons “This is distance generated by genuine technology, rather than just cranking lofts or using longer shafts. It used to be that you had to give up distance to play a Forged iron … but with the JPX-850 Forged you no longer have to.” – Chris Voshall – Senior Engineer
4. TaylorMade R15 Driver The R15 drivers come in two sizes – 460 and 430 cubic centimeters – and continue TaylorMade’s commitment to designing drivers with a lower, forward center of gravity.
5. Odyssey Works Putters The number one putter on tour. Feel meets roll like never before.
6. Bridgestone J715 Driver This new driver will be available February 1st, and will come in four lofts (8.5, 9.5, 10.5 and 12 degrees). It will sell for $399. The technology behind the new driver? F.A.S.T. — Flex Action Speed Technology.