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New golf products to the market (Feb. 10)

TaylorMade adds ball to stable

The new TaylorMade Burner Tour golf ball is designed to deliver maximum distance and exceptional feel to a broad range of players. The soft and thin cover promotes softer feel, higher spin and increased control. The company says it has created the softest and thinnest two-piece cover of any TaylorMade golf ball. The Burner ball, which is also available, has a goal of limiting driver spin to promote maximum carry so it combines a soft core that has been matched with a slightly firmer cover.The Burner Tour ball incorporates TaylorMade's proprietary REACT Core design to promote fast ball speed while maintaining soft performance, and the ball employs a soft core compression of 45. The Burner Tour's thinner and softer cover reduces its overall compression to deliver soft feel and added spin around the green. TaylorMade's Low-Drag Performance (LDP) aerodynamics have been incorporated into the 342-dimple pattern to promote lift for more distance. The company says the Burner Tour's Iothane 57D cover is soft and resilient. The balls are priced at $22 per dozen. Visit taylormadegolf.com for more information.

Dancin' Dogg virtual system available

Dancin' Dogg Golf introduced the latest version of its OptiShot Infrared Simulatorin-home virtual golf system in late January. The next generation OptiShot Infrared Simulator showcases an array of advanced features, including more powerful graphics, enhanced shot feedback and swing analysis, and speed skill development among players of all ages and abilities. OptiShot connects with Windows computers and requires only 8 feet, 6 inches of swing space. With their own clubs, up to four players per round can compete by hitting real balls, foam balls that are provided or no ball at all. Infrared sensors on a durable swing pad precisely record club-head speed, face angle, swing path, distance, tempo, face contact and ball flight.

The OptiShot Infrared Simulator combines patented technologies and a simple plug-and-play interface. It is available at leading retailers nationwide and at dancindogg.com, and it offers a library of course replications, as well a wide range of premium layoutsincluding courses named Old Scot, Monterey Classic and Whispering Dunes. Each course is $49.95.Visit dancindogg.com or call 1-866-941-3644.

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