November-December 2011

The latest in golf equipment, instruction, training aids, apparel & more

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Fourteen Golf has introduced two new, strong-lofted, smaller-headed fairway woods called SF-511 ($329). With a wide sweet spot and a 1.9mm thin face that generates tremendous power at impact, these clubs have been built with better players in mind. Still, Fourteen wisely offers two shaft options: the TS-75f for faster-swinging golfers and the MD-335gf for slower swings. Smart move, as average players can take advantage of the new lineup. Comes in 3- and 5-wood models.

Callaway's new premium RAZR XF iron and hybrid set ($1,299/steel; $1,399 graphite) features six irons constructed with a forged 1025 carbon-steel body and hybrids that have a larger head design and added offset to deliver higher, longer and straighter shots. Both provide a soft, responsive feel at impact and feature a dark, stealthy look for reduced glare.

Weighing only 290 grams Adams' new 9088 UL driver ($399) is superlight and aerodynamically designed to boost your tee shots. Featuring a 45-gram Matrix Radix HD shaft and an aero-shaped crown that creates less drag for increased clubhead speed. Comes in three lofts and a draw model, too.

Looking for extra yards off the tee, but don't want to spend a fortune on a new driver? Consider the new Bazooka HT Max-D ($149) from Tour Edge. The highly affordable stick features a sloped crown and aerodynamic shape for reduced drag and improved airflow. What does that do? Generates a faster swing speed. With a 46-inch, 50-gram Aldila NV shaft, you're guaranteed to swing faster than ever before. Comes in standard and draw versions.

Over the past few years, hybrids have pretty much made long irons obsolete. Eidolon hopes that their new SCOR4161 wedges ($649/five clubs) will do the same for higher-lofted scoring clubs. The custom-built set range in lofts of 41°-61° and were designed to deliver improved shotmaking performance for your scoring clubs. Throw in some hybrids or iron-woods and you have a pretty forgiving set.


Sun Mountain's KG:2 bag ($199) was built on the same frame as the company's Superlight 3.5, but offers more pockets. It also features an oval, four-way top with full-length club divider, three integrated top handles and a new lift-assist pocket handle. But what we really like is its striking array of colors.

Convenience on the golf course is a must, and the two new Revolver cart bag offerings from Bag Boy provide just that. Both feature a rotating top so it's easy to gain access to your clubs and Clip-Loks that secure them in place. The smaller XL ($220) features a 9.5 inch, 7-way top and one external putter tube, while the larger LE version ($240) has two external putter tubes for your putter and favorite wedge. Both feature many pockets and color combos.


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