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Now Playing: HiBORE Hybrid
With input from Tour professionals, Cleveland Golf’s new HiBORE XLS features a blunt-shaped toe for a more compact look at address. It also has some added offset that counteracts slices and enables the club to set up more like an iron. Other cool features include an updated crown section and two shaft options, both designed by Fujikura. Comes in five lofts: 16Âº, 19Âº, 22Âº, 25Âº, 28Âº. $149. golftipsmag.com/ezlinks
To A Tee
Since driver clubheads swelled to 460cc a few years ago, there’s been a greater need for longer tees. Now it’s not uncommon to see ones that are nearly twice the length they used to be (so you can take advantage of a driver’s spring-like effect and hit the ball high on the clubface). Longer tees aren’t the only advancement the industry has witnessed in the past few years. Durable, polycarbonate tees with bristles claim to reduce friction and sidespin, and produce longer, straighter drives. Another advancement making waves in the tee world is the introduction of “green” tees. These biodegradable offerings are environmentally friendly and a greenskeeper’s best friend. (No more damaged mower blades from running over wooden tees!) Like other areas of the game, there’s something for everyone, so don’t be afraid to try them out.
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