For decades, pro golfers have customized their clubs to help them straighten shots. TaylorMade's new R11 driver lets amateurs tweak their club in seconds and more accurately adjust shots than with previous models. the company's last driver had a moveable shaft to increase loft; each half-degree shift, though, also rotated the face in two-degree chunks, which could send drives adrift. The R11 adds an extra layer of adjustability, so golfers can change both loft and direction for the first time, saving amateurs from the tactics pros have used in the past, such as bending the head-shaft joint with blowtorches.
Never look down at your GPS again; instead, glance at a dashboard inside your goggles. Recon Instruments’s second-gen micro computer snaps into goggles and shows vitals—directions, text messages, nearby friends—on an internal display.
Football championships, coaches say, are won during preseason workouts. So football players, from high-schoolers up to the pros, report to mini-camps every summer to run windsprints and engage in full-contact drills. Broken bones and blown-out knees are the typical player's biggest concern, but 39 football players, mostly high-schoolers, have died from overheating since 1995.