Gear of the Week Archive:

PING G400 Irons

Puetz Golf Price: Steel – $112.50/club, Graphite – $125/club

Before UW grad and PING founder Karsten Solheim retired from the company he founded 50 years ago, he told his young engineers to “follow the physics.”

In the decades since, there might be no better example of that than the new G400 irons, which […]

PING G400 Driver

PUETZ GOLF PRICE: Starting at $397

When manufacturers refer to a driver’s aerodynamics, they’re usually talking about at a certain angle — namely, the final, roughly level stretch as you bring the club through the impact zone.

The fact is, though, that your driver twists through multiple different angles on the downswing — customizing the […]

Spitzer RL150 Cart

MSRP: $1,299

Let’s get this right out on the table, so that it doesn’t become the elephant in the room — at $1,299, the Spitzer RL150 cart (they call it a “trolley,” for reasons that will become obvious shortly) is an investment. But, if you’re fortunate enough to be in a position to afford […]

Fourteen Golf HI-877 Utility

Puetz Golf Price: $299.99

In June, we wrote a lot about the waves that Japanese manufacturer Honma is making in the U.S. market. They’re hardly the only ones bringing sweet new technology across the Pacific, though.

Fourteen Golf has been in the U.S. market for nearly two decades, its profile raised by Ernie Els’ win […]

Callaway EPIC Irons

Puetz Golf Price: Starting at $1,149

Callaway’s GBB Epic driver has been the top seller so far in 2017, vastly outdistancing the competition both at the cash register, and on the golf course. So, it should be little surprise that the company has invoked the name — and the technology — once again in its new […]

Bettinardi Putters

Puetz Golf Price: Starting at $299.99

Between researching products for Cascade Golfer four times a year, writing weekly product reviews for the website, and traveling to consumer golf expos all over the country, we see a lot of new golf clubs, and hear a lot of techno-speak from manufacturers and their representatives. So it […]

adidas Tech Response 2.0 Shoes

adidas Tech Response 2.0 Shoes
Puetz Golf:
$59.99

Before we go any further, check that price again — $59.99. No we didn’t leave off the “1” — these are name-brand golf shoes, for under $60.

A combination mesh and synthetic upper gives flexibility and breathability, while the adiWEAR outsole with TRAXION provides stability, and the […]

Odyssey O-Works WBW Putters

Puetz Golf Price: $219.99

Golfers like Odyssey’s new O-Works putters. No, we mean they really like them.

The new putters, which we wrote about in April, feature a metal “Microhinge” insert that performs like Odyssey’s industry-changing “White Hot” insert, but with a more pleasing sound and feel. That’s what’s made O-Works popular not only with […]

Honma Be ZEAL 525 Driver

Puetz Golf Price: $604.99

Most manufacturers want you to buy as many clubs as possible over the course of your life. I mean, duh, right? The more clubs you buy, the more money Callaway, or Titleist, or PING makes. Thus, the constant cycle of new technologies, new must-have releases, all designed to get you […]

TaylorMade Spider Tour Putters

Puetz Golf Price: $299.99

What do Dustin Johnson, Jason Day and Sergio Garcia all have in common? If you said, “They’re all professional golfers,” — well, c’mon, jeez, get more creative. Not only are they all major champions, and all ranked among the top-10 golfers in the world (see how easy that was?), they […]