golf demo day 2011

once a year, there’s quite a happening at the golf range frankfurt. the local ‘golf house’ (germany’s largest golf outfitter) is inviting to a golf demo day where every important brand is presenting the new year’s line-up. every box on the range is then packed with lots of shafts, driver heads, golf bags and stuff. in addition the putting green is crowded as well, since here are sales representatives of every brand too.

this year unfortunately, my favorite golf manufactures – titleist and nike golf – were conspicuous by absence. so i had no chance to test the new titleist 910 drivers, fairways and hybrids neither to play some balls with my beloved CB 710 irons. instead callaway had two boxes and honma golf got the last left… no comment.

as a consequence i had to stick to the other brands and got some surprisingly intersting insights in other clubs. for instance, i realized that the mizuno MP-630 driver with stiff shaft is much better flying than my own nike sumo 5900. that was really astonishing!! i’m currently taking golf  lessons to cure my nasty hook and what happens when i grab another club? it’s gone… immediately! crazy. must be a real game improvement club i thought, but far from it. the 630 is intended to be a better player’s club. combined with the rayon fubuki stiff shaft, it’s quite the opposite compared to my current setup and a real straight rocket in my hands. to this day, i wasn’t a big fan of this japanese manufacturer, but i guess i have to give mizuno a chance in the future!

watch the 630 review of

afterwards i tried some other clubs from other brands but there’s one thing i wanted to point out here: i tried the R11 of taylor made and whatever the sales guys are telling, you feel really pranked! these white clubs don’t improve your game in any way! it’s just marketing. and i had taylor made clubs for almost a decade but this new trend is such a commercial lie, it’s unbelievable! i just can’t see the sense in it… neither the salesmen can!

upside: my girlfriend had a lot of fun on the putting green and enjoyed being out there, shooting some balls, reading some putting lines and chatting to the golf house staff.

2 thoughts on “golf demo day 2011

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