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Published December 07, 2013
What golfers want for Christmas
With the festive season just around the corner, here is a shopping list for golf enthusiasts. By Justine Moss
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Banyan Tree

BANYAN Tree Lang Co has teamed up with Laguna Lang Co Golf Club to introduce the Golf Getaway package. The Laguna Lang Co Golf Club features an 18-hole, par-71 championship course designed by six-major winner Sir Nick Faldo, and is situated one hour from Da Nang International airport, Vietnam. Guests who book the Golf Getaway package for a minimum of two nights will enjoy daily breakfast at The Water Court, round trip land transfers to and from Da Nang Airport to Banyan Tree Lang Co, one round of 18-hole for two persons including green fee, caddy fee and caddy booking fee. Guests will also be extended a 30 per cent discount at Banyan Tree Spa Lang Co and a 20 per cent discount on additional rounds of golf (green fees only).

Rates for a Lagoon Pool villa start from US$630++ per villa per night for the Golf Getaway package, with a US$100++ surcharge for weekends and public holidays. The package is valid for bookings from now till 17 Dec 2013 for stays from now till 19 Dec 2013

Cobra Puma Golf Baffler XL Driver and Fairway Woods

IN its Baffler stable are the XL Drivers, XL Hybrids, XL Fairway woods and XL Irons. The XL Driver hits far and straight, no matter what your swing speed may be, and its offset design allows the golfer more time to square the face at impact for higher, straighter and more draw-biased shots. It also has high MOI and the weight positioned low and back in the head delivers high MOI/forgiveness for more distance and directional control on off-centre hits. The Baffler XL Fairway Wood is forgiving and easy to hit and has high trajectory with lower spin for easy distance from any lie. The oversized rails provide smooth turf interaction through less surface drag on the sole and consistent higher launch and longer distance from all lies.

The Baffler XL Driver - S$439.00

The Baffler XL Fairway Wood - S$ 309.00

FootJoy M:Project Shoes

FOOTJOY launched the very comfortable M:Project Shoes this year in Singapore. This holiday season, purchase a pair of M:Project Golf Shoes and receive an M:Project Gift pack consisting of one limited edition M:Project cap and one pair of ProDry Sport Fashion socks valued at $50. The promotion is on now.

The M:Project shoes retail from S$220 - S$260

Nike Golf

FROM now until the end of the month you can pick up some Nike Golf goodies. Every S$199 purchase of Nike Golf products (excluding clubs or balls) will get you a Nike Golf wallet valued at S$62.

This promotion is available at all Nike Golf shops

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SLDR Fairway Woods & Rescues

FOUR months after the release of SLDR, the current No 1 selling and most-played driver on the PGA Tour, TaylorMade Golf Company announced the release of five SLDR Fairway Woods and four SLDR Rescue clubs. Similar to the SLDR driver, each club combines a low and forward centre of gravity (CG) placement, a recent TaylorMade engineering feat wherein weight is re-located to the front of the head to promote faster ball speed, a higher launch angle and a lower spin-rate. The other performance attribute in the new SLDR Fairway and Rescue clubs is an improved Speed Pocket which increases face flexibility to promote faster ball speed. In addition, TaylorMade's Loft-Sleeve technology allows golfers to adjust the loft 1.5° up or down to dial in their optimal launch conditions. In Singapore the SLDR Fairway and Rescue are available in both Global and Asian specifications with stiff and regular flexes.

The SLDR Fairway is retailing at street price S$349 for Global specification and S$399 for Asian specification. The SLDR Rescue is retailing at street price S$289 for Global specification and S$329 for Asian specification

SpeedBlade Irons

Billed as a game-improvement iron that launches the ball exceptionally high and far, the new TaylorMade SpeedBlade Irons are fitted with a Speed Pocket - a handle-bar shaped slot in the sole of the 3-7 irons that enables a large area of the face to flex and rebound at impact, resulting in faster ball speed, higher launch and better feel. The TaylorMade iron engineers have also strategically worked with the company's metalwood team to better understand how to incorporate driver design into an iron. The result is a low centre of gravity (CG) with TaylorMade's thinnest/fastest iron face to date. When tested, the new SpeedBlade 6-iron travelled almost ten yards farther with a 4 per cent higher peak trajectory than TaylorMade's Tour Burner iron, which was introduced in 2009. The Asian and Global spec SpeedBlade irons are available in both graphite and steel shafts with stiff and regular flexes.

The Asian SpeedBlade irons are retailing at street price S$1259 for graphite shaft and S$1149 for steel shaft. The Global SpeedBlade irons are retailing at S$1,099 for graphite shaft and S$999 for steel shaft. The Ladies SpeedBlade irons are only available in Asian Spec graphite shaft and are retailing at street price S$1,099

Titleist Pro V1 & Pro V1x

THE Titleist Pro V1 and V1x are consistently rated as the one of the leading golf balls in the world, and are probably in the top three of any golfer's wish list. This holiday season, get a box of these balls which provide exceptional distance, superior scoring performance and which are trusted by many of the world's best players. It's the gift that keeps the spirit high and scores low.

Available now at S$99 per box