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Buyer's Guide - 2006

Equipment


  • Drivers Buyer's Guide 2006

    The modern driver can hold the contents of a 16-ounce can of soda and, with its heightened technology, offers much more pop than that. Check out the newest big sticks and find one that fits your game.


    The driver is the only full-swing club in your bag that you use 14 times a round (the ball retriever doesn't count). Thus, your driver sets up your entire round. Drive the ball well and it gives you an emotional boost—your round “feels” better than it is when you drive it great and score poorly. But drive it poorly and you feel like a rat, no matter what the score. So central is it to your game that you can tell when your A game is coming back because you begin to hit your driver solidly again.

  • Fairway Woods Buyer's Guide 2006

    Today's fairway woods have tons of technology and an array of features that make them a must from the tee, fairway and rough. Don't miss out.


    The driver is the star of the golf club world, and as such, gets seemingly all the attention, all the kudos and all the technological advancements. As a result, for a lot of golfers fairway woods have become nothing more than afterthoughts that are needed simply to fill out their collection of clubs. This approach is a definite mistake, and one that should be immediately exchanged for one that views fairway clubs as critical members of every golfer’s arsenal.
  • Irons Buyer's Guide 2006

    If you've been delaying your purchase of new irons, we have but five words: "What are you waiting for?"


    We here at Golf Tips like drivers and, of course, spend hours in the office rolling balls down the hall with the industry’s newest putters. But nothing beats the thrill of poring over the latest pool of irons on our annual pilgrimage to the PGA Merchandise Show in Orlando. To us, irons are mind-boggling. They’re easily the most sophisticated items in sport (auto racing aside). Just getting our heads around the technology to hopefully explain what they’re meant to do in the pages of this magazine is sometimes a daunting task.
                
  • Putters Buyer's Guide 2006


    That closet in your house full of putters that never truly made the cut might soon have company, as the new flatstick pool houses a model that’s far better than the one in your hands.
  • Shafts Buyer's Guide 2006

    The fact that golfers feel they need a $300 shaft upgrade says a lot about what these ultra-high-tech models can do for your game


    One major reason for the tremendous improvement in shaft technology lately is the proliferation of oversized drivers. The unique demands a 460cc head places on the shaft has given designers a whole new segment of equipment to work with. As a result, driver shafts (as well as hybrid and iron shafts) are more advanced and of a higher quality than ever before.
  • Wedges Buyer's Guide 2006


    If your equipment had superheros, the wedges would be Clark Kent. At first glance, they’re nothing special. But when you’re in trouble, your wedges become Superman, helping you out of tough situations. Today’s models are true life-savers, and they don’t need a telephone booth.

 
 
 
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