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Welcome to Walkerden Golf - Quality golf products and custom promotional merchandise
Welcome to Walkerden Golf, since 1977 a wholesale distributor of golfing products and accessories based in Sydney, Australia. A company built on the foundations of service and integrity its founder Ray Walkerden received the Golf Industry Services Award by the Australian PGA in 2002, the highest award a non-member of the organization can receive.
huge range of products
available we’re sure you will agree that Walkerden Golf is your best choice for almost all your golfing needs and custom promotional merchandise. As well as distributing our own brand of accessories we also distribute some of the best-known brands in the world including:
the leaderthe leader in training aids and improvement
brand plastic golf cleats, the overwhelming choice of Tour professionals and leader in cleat technology;
• Pride Golf Tee®
, the #1 tee in golf;
golf fashion jewellery, "Add some Bling to your Game"
training aids. Since 2002, over 570 players on the PGA, Web.com, LPGA, and Champions Tours have requested and used EyeLine products in their practice routine
rugged, elegant, automatic opening divot repair tools;
High Tech Solutions for the Golf Industry;
brand caps and visors, designed by women for women;
The Golfer's Club Collection
On The Tee™
, socks of outstanding quality, exceptional comfort and striking styles;
• Nature's Botanical®
Australia’s leading natural insect repellent. Regarded as the countries most effective fly repellent;
, Australia's #1 premium insect repellent
Please take your time and browse through our many product pages, if there is anything we can help you with please feel free to contact us. You can search for items in our range by using the "Product Search" function in the right hand menu. Simply select what you’re looking for from the drop-down menu and click the "Search" button.
Independent Study Reveals Replaceable Cleats Improve Driving Distance, Ball Speed, Shot Disperson
An independent study featured in the December issue of GOLF Magazine found that driving distance, ball speed, shot dispersion and smash factor all improved when golfers wore replaceable cleats instead of spikeless footwear. The study was conducted at Pinehurst Golf Resort by GOLF Top 100 instructor Eric Alpenfels, PGA and Dr. Bob Christina, Emeritus Professor of Kinesiology at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.
The improvement in these categories was most significant in golfers with high handicaps as the cleated footwear helped to create a more solid lower body foundation, more consistent swings and improved energy transfer from the clubhead to the ball.
“This study reinforced what we believed about the benefits of wearing replaceable cleats,” said John Hohman, senior vice president of marketing for PrideSports. “Driving distance and accuracy are key aspects of improving your scores, and the data provided by this study shows that your footwear choice absolutely makes a difference in your swing. Every teacher of the game should review this study and start asking students about their footwear during the very first lesson.”
The study utilized 28 adult male golfers divided into two groups, 14 with handicaps over 12 and 14 with handicaps under nine. Each participant hit 10 measurable drives, five in replaceable cleats and five in spikeless shoes. Each drive was on dry, flat ground and new, Titleist Pro V1x golf balls were used throughout the study.
The key findings were as follows:
- The golfers’ average carry distance was 4.35 yards longer when wearing replaceable cleats
- The golfers’ average Smash Factor was better wearing shoes with replaceable cleats
- The golfers’ average ball speed was faster and more consistent with replaceable cleats
“The spiked shoes provided better grip with the ground and a more solid lower-body foundation, which produced higher-quality driver swings,” said Alpenfels. “The swings in spiked footwear were more efficient at translating clubhead speed into ball speed, because of more centered contact between the clubhead and the ball.”
In addition to producing data, the study also asked the participants for their comments about the two types of shoes after participating in the test. The responses included the below observations regarding the shoes with replaceable cleats.
• “I felt a better grip with the ground during the swing.”
• “I felt like I got more power from the ground up with spiked shoes.”
• “I felt more stable during my swing and had better balance.”
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