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10rate Announces Best Golf Equipment Awards in 4 Categories; Titleist, Ping, Taylor Made Win Top Honors

March 12, 2013

Editor S. Dee Davis collaborates with other 10rate writers to look at golf gear from 4 different categories to choose the best from each

ATLANTA, March 12, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ — Golf season is quickly approaching. 10rate.com editor S. Dee Davis and others have covered some of the most important pieces of golf gear that should be in every golf bag this year. They tested, rated, and organized multiple top 10 lists for the necessities of a day on the course. They covered the best iron sets, drivers, balls, and sand wedges. They looked at factors like comfort, confidence instilled, accuracy, price versus performance, and overall build quality. After assessing the items, editor’s choice awards were given for Best Quality, Best Value, and Best Budget.

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S. Dee looked at drivers first. He gave the Taylor Made RocketBallz Stage 2 the top spot on his Golf Driver Reviews list with a rating of 9 out of 10. He was highly enthusiastic about it. He said it “surpassed my expectations in many areas. The stiff shaft version I feel provides a little more stability and control than last years RBZ model. I like the design on the non-glare club crown better, and the loft adjust-ability is a nice addition. I’m not a fan of lots of adjustment on the club, but I would probably use a loft adjustment occasionally for varying course conditions.”

Next, he covered irons. He looked at these as sets and rated the set as a whole. At the top of the Best Golf Irons list are the Titleist CB Forged Irons with a Best Quality award. They received a rating of 9 out of 10 because, “The set up is comfortable, traditional, upright, and you just feel the quality of instrument in your hand at impact.” Another important point is the feel. “Even though I thought the cavity backed design of this club might somewhat hinder the solid feel on impact, that was not the case. The True Temper Dynamic Gold heavy steel shafts come standard and since I’ve been playing these shafts in my irons for 20 years, they are always welcomed,” he said in his review.

The wedge is an important tool for the short game and essential to getting out of trouble. S. Dee awarded the Titlteist Vokey SM4 sand wedge the top honor of Best Quality. This one also received a 9 out of 10 on his Best Golf Sand Wedge list. He noted the 46 degree loft version of this model has, “the new conforming SM4 spin mill technology and that nice matte oil can finish is great to look at when setting up. Some of the improvements include 3 additional grooves that are more aggressive with the ball.”

S.Dee also looked at golf balls as they are probably one of the most important aspects of the game. It is what golfers follow all day long after all. Titleist wins again on the Golf Ball Reviews list with their Pro V1x golf ball. Why did it win? “The reason is simple,” he said, “a great combination of length, feel, and pure distance. It’s also got improved scuff resistance for increased durability and good spin control capabilities. A quick check on Titleist’s web site confirms 165 pro tour wins.”

10rate.com conducts reviews in various product and services categories and publishes “Expert Top 10 Lists for Everything in your life.” The company’s web site strives to “Make it Easy” to select from the hundreds of choices there are in the product and service market place. All products and services are thoroughly researched by the companies expert editors prior to receiving a rating on a 1-10 scale. In addition to product reviews the companies editors write guidelines, buying guides and articles on various topics surrounding each product or service category covered to help educate the consumer.

Media Contact: Rena Day 10rate, 404-228-0131, rena@10rate.com

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