Friday, March 19, 2010
2010 Buyer's Guide Drivers
This year's drivers are like the classics, but with modern engines
|Tour Edge Bazooka HT Max
Key Feature: Four internal weight cavities in the rear of its sole that offer a high MOI. They lower the CG to produce longer, more accurate drives.
What We Like: You mean, aside from the fact that it’s affordable, has a lifetime warranty and a 30-day play guarantee? Well, how about it’s really easy to hit.
Who It’s For: Weekend warriors who like the game to be as easy and affordable as possible.
Specs: Features a 460cc titanium clubhead and comes in a variety of lofts for both men and women.
touredge.com | $149
|Tour Edge Exotics XCG-3
Key Feature: Its three-metal head. Look for an aerospace titanium body, tungsten sole weights (weighing a stout 28 grams) and a light but very strong carbon crown.
What We Like: There’s a lot of engineering that’s going on here. And it’s hidden. We like that.
Who It’s For: Anyone; but better golfers will probably benefit the most.
Specs: Available in three lofts, 9°, 10.5° and 12°. Measures 45 inches and comes with a stock Fujikura Motore Red shaft (L, A, R, S, X).
exoticsgolf.com | $349
Key Feature: Its progressive internal weight distribution, which makes each model suited for players of different skill levels.
What We Like: Its traditional looks. Wilson says it was inspired by “sleek... auto designs.” Also its variable face thickness helps spread forgiveness across the entire clubface.
Who It’s For: Hacks and sticks.
Specs: Three loft options (9°, 10.5°, 12°); LH 10.5° only. Features a Fujikura E-Fit shaft in four different flexes. The entire clubhead is titanium.
wilsonstaff.com | $449
||Yonex Nano V Nextage
Key Feature: A power isometric face in both models that allows for variable clubface thickness for increased repulsion on off-center hits.
What We Like: There are two options, the 430 with an open face, and the 460 with a draw bias. Japanese phenom Ryo Ishikawa uses the 430 version.
Who It’s For: Golfers willing to pay a premium price for a premium product.
Specs: Both the 430cc and 460cc models come in 9° and 10° lofts, and come fitted with a Rexis Tour shaft in a variety of weights and flexes.
yonexusa.com | $899
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