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FALL 2018

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A s the dog days of summer make way for the cooler days of autumn, now is a great time to take stock in the status of your golf game – and your gear. You should have a good idea of how you're playing and what parts of your game could use a boost to shave a few strokes off your game as we move toward the end of the year. While we're still a few months away from golf companies lifting the veil on next season's new product lines, there are several noteworthy midseason additions that could help smooth the rough spots in your game from tee to green. It's also a good time to add an extra layering piece of apparel for when the air turns cool, or update your travel bag in preparation for an upcoming winter getaway Here's a look at some of our favorite new products for fall that can help you enjoy the game on and off the course. ■ 30 | CAROLINAS GOLF | FA L L 2 0 1 8 G O L F G E A R F O RU M TaylorMade GAPR hybrids This line of three distinct clubs is meant to help golfers fill the gap between their shortest metalwood and longest iron with a club that fits their desired ball flight. GAPR LO is an iron-like design for players with higher swing speeds, GAPR MID is a larger design with a wider sole, and GAPR HI is a Rescue-inspired design with a peanut-shaped clubhead. Each design features TaylorMade's SpeedFoam material to increase ball speed and dampen vibrations at impact. MSRP: $250 | taylormadegolf.com Freshen Up for Fall Golf Get your game ready for cooler weather with unique new clubs and useful accessories BY DON JOZWIAK Ping i500 irons Distance is the name of the game for these new irons, which are a more compact version of Ping's popular G700 model. A milled maraging steel face is combined with a stainless steel body to bring metalwood-like performance to an iron that sports a traditional blade appearance. A custom fitter can help you choose between the Retro Spec lofts for higher ball flight, or the Power Spec lofts, which are lower for even more distance and a more penetrating flight. MSRP: $175 per iron with steel shafts, $190 per iron with graphite shafts | ping.com

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