June 2010

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Engineered with a stainless-steel outer body and a urethane inner section to maximize perimeter weighting and increase its MOI, PING’s Jas Craz-D ($199) is a multimaterial marvel. Features a lightweight nanonickel insert for a better feel at contact. Available in RH and LH models, it also comes in a Craz-E version. ping.com

The natural bronzed finish of Titleist’s Scotty Cameron California putters ($299) feature the same technology as Cameron’s Studio Select line, but come in more lengths and weights. Precision milled from soft 303 stainless steel and fitted with circular weights in the heel and toe, each model comes in 33-, 34- and 35-inch lengths as well as 34- and 35-inch heavier-weight configurations. Four models available: Coronado, Monterey, Sonoma and Del Mar (shown). titleist.com

A stainless-steel head with a milled face and a clear, yellow, urethane face insert helps the Adams a7 Select ($69) putter stand out from the rest of the pack. We liked the splash of yellow color, both in the putterface and the grip; not to mention the soft feel at impact. Comes in four models: two Anser style, one blade and one mallet. adamsgolf.com

Weight is placed deep in the rear corner of Rife’s Deep Blue series ($169) for increased stability and a high MOI. What we liked the most however is its fully milled 6061 anodized-aluminum face insert that yielded a solid feel and impact sound. Perfect if you want better distance control and like bold alignment aids. rifeputters.com

A “Stability Slot” cavity located behind the face of the new Dynacraft Prophet Tour irons ($35/clubhead) enhances their playability, feel and control. But what we like the most is how smooth and surprisingly easy they are to hit. Custom-built from 3 to SW, with a variety of steel or graphite shaft options. hirekogolf.com

Cobra’s S2 driver ($299) features an adjustable hosel that changes the face angle from neutral to closed to open. Plus it has 9 Point Face Technology that helps promote ball speed across the entire clubface. Comes in four lofts, 8.5°, 9.5°, 10.5° and 11.5°. Stock shaft is Fujikura’s Fit-On Max 65 (L, R, S, X flexes). Measures a lengthy 46 inches. cobragolf.com cobragolf.com





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