This week marked the return of The Golf Club on 98.5 The Sports Hub, with Hardy embarking on another season bringing you the latest on local courses, the newest gear, and the best ways to get the most out of your rounds.

On the first 2016 edition of The Golf Club, we’ve got some new gear and some information on golf in Ireland.

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Hardy talked to an old friend, Steve Conley of Callaway Golf. Steve brought along the new XR 16 driver, and talked about the aerodynamic design innovations that make it the latest toy to covet from the Callaway arsenal.

He also told Hardy about the new Callaway Chrome Soft golf ball, already a huge hit, and now improved for 2016.

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Then it was time to hear about golf in Ireland, courtesy of Conn Connolly from Real Irish Golf. Conn has lived and golfed both in New England and in his native Ireland, and shared some great tips for travel, playing, recreation and even cuisine.

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Tune in to The Golf Club every Saturday morning at 6 a.m. on 98.5 The Sports Hub!