Clubs and balls: What’s on the market that the USGA doesn’t want us to use?
The AGA doesn't recommend any equipment yet, but some players see improvement with some of the balls and clubs that haven’t made the USGA’s approved list. So try what’s out there, feel free to rate them for other Flogton players.
If the inventors, innovators, entrepreneurs and engineers are listening in, maybe they’ll be inspired to test the limits of what is possible to make balls that travel farther and clubs that produce better results for “the rest of us.”
Performance over conformance! Here are lists of some of the nonconforming gear on the market now – let us know what you think, and if you find anything new or can invent something that really works.
- The USGA’s list of nonconforming drivers – and it’s a long one – is kept here.
- Bell Golf makes wedges it claims have superior spin.
- Feel Golf announced it would continue to make the grooved wedges recently outlawed by the USGA.
- Rife Golf’s Inline Momentum putter uses the word “trainer” in its marketing materials; it says it puts 100 percent of the head mass behind and in line with the swing plane.
- Bandit Golf claims to make the world’s longest ball.
- Polara Ultimate Straight lays claim to being the first self-correcting golf ball.
- Nitro LD-Plus 20 balls claim to add 20 yards to drives.
- Condor S promotes itself as “the ball that flies too far.”
- Intech “Hot” says its ball is too long to be legal.
- PolyMax Extreme makes a peel-off face it says creates spring-like effect and adds distance.
- Anti-Slice Tees operate on the premise that preventing contact between club and ball reduces spin and therefore cuts down on slices and duck hooks.
Have you tried any of these? Found any other equipment on the market that performs? Anything missing on the list? Share feedback here!