The College of Golf 7.2: Back to Top Golf School Shopping

November 20, 2011
by Justin

Every kids loves back to school shopping, almost as much as every golfer loves back to golf school shopping. Welcome back to the top golf school on the net aka the College of Golf, the ultimate golf school for training, tips and techniques, provided to you by ScoutMe. Even if you don’t live in great winter, golfing state like Arizona and California, the College of Golf will be here with great tips every week. In my personal quest for top golf greatness, I have written several columns for the College of Golf. In volume one, the top golf school explored weight training, while in two and three had tips for putting and short game in general. Week four explored my shoe obsession in my new series called Shoe Science, and in volume five I focused on the pre-swing fundamentals of the College of Golf. Volume six was all about effective tips from the top golf school to improve your swing, with emphasis on aspects like the sweet spot on the driver. Speaking of drivers, volume seven of the College of Golf was all about the new drivers that are being released in 2012. Naturally, our the next progression the top golf school would take would be an informative column about new age putters. Let’s see what the College of Golf has to offer.

The Cleveland Belly Putter

I never tried a belly putter and seriously considered it as a possible buy until I stumbled upon the Cleveland Belly Putter. I always assumed it was for old people, but Cleveland Golf has changed the College of Golf’s mind. The CBP is a cutting edge piece of top golf equipment and it is reasonably priced at $129. This is trailblazing move by Cleveland Golf, considering that most belly-specific putters cost more than $150. The newest color offered this season is the Cleveland Classic Black Pearl. The Cleveland Classic belly putters come in four lengths of 39, 41, 43 and 45 inches. The lie angle is 72 degrees, and the head weight is a evenhanded 400 grams. They also come with a long large-diameter grip to support the belly style stroke. I was tempted but I did not purchase the CBP.

Tour Edge T-Balance Putter

Tour Edge Golf is a top golf company so naturally the college of golf had to check out their 2012 putters. The College of Golf suggests the T-Balance putter ($120), an original Tour Edge product that has recreated itself just in time for the 2012 top golf season.

According to Tour Edge publication, “The T-Balance putter features a patented 90-degree bend shaft that delivers an advanced level of feel new before achieved in any other putter design. The shaft’s arched structure is stronger than a traditional straight putter shaft, thereby minimizing vibration and dramatically improving feel. You’ll feel the effectiveness of the design as the shaft pulls the head through the ball with a pure, effortless stroke.” With all that said, this has been the top golf school’s favorite putter so far. The grip, the weight and the aesthetics are so captivating. To tell you the truth, it almost resembles a something off the Transformers. This is my choice for the season and will be something that I add to my Christmas wish list this year.

As the offseason approaches at the College of Golf, and your golf swing is traded in for costumes and pumpkin pie, we advise you to keep your golf school in mind. Chip a few balls on the front lawn and hit the driving range whenever you can because there is no offseason here at the College of Golf. Until you’re on the heels of Tiger Woods, this is the top golf school, the College of Golf, and I’m Yorick Hempstead, signing off.


Yorick Hempstead is an ex-college athlete who is a sports blogger for ScoutMe. He is always talking sports on twitter @HempsteadHuddle.

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