TaylorMade unveils slick NBA-inspired driver, putter covers; PXG and pop icon Nick Jonas collaborate on apparel collection
The Drop: What has been talked about for a while has finally arrived as Miura Golf unveils the successor to its popular MC-501 irons — the MC-502 iron (MC standing for muscle cavity).
What They're Saying: "While the MC-501 proved that forgiveness was attainable in a blade iron without compromising performance, the MC-502 shows that Shinei Miura was able to incorporate subtle design enhancements to meet the discerning needs of better players." — Bill Holowaty, COO
> Less offset than the MC-501.
> Features a softer, more rounded top line and toe profile.
> Said to have improved turf interaction.
> Available in 3-iron through PW.
Price: Starting at $350 per club.
The Drop: PXG steps up its apparel game by collaborating with pop singer Nick Jonas on the limited-edition PXG X NJ Capsule Collection.
What They're Saying: "I am beyond thrilled to finally release this collection and provide our customers and Nick’s fans with a golf apparel and accessories collection that marries fashion and function." — Renee Parsons, president and executive creative director, PXG Apparel
> Line features bags, hats, socks, slides, polos and pants.
> Offers 15 apparel styles and nine accessories that are now available for purchase online at PXG.com and at all 19 PXG retail locations.
> The collection's shirts are available in three fits — Comfort Fit, Athletic Fit and Nick Fit, which has been introduced to fit wider shoulders with narrow waists.
The Drop: TaylorMade Golf merges golf with an NBA look with its jersey-inspired driver and putter covers that features all 30 NBA teams.
> The driver cover features the team name in oversized lettering on the front and the No. 1 symbol on the the back.
> The putter cover design is sharp. It features an assortment of current, throwback and city edition graphics for each team.
Price: Driver cover, $99.99; putter cover, $89.99. Available only at TaylorMadeGolf.com.