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High and Dry
No, it’s not what Charles Barkley’s playing partners do when the big man hits a drive, Duck & Hyde is an apparel company that makes golf shirts. Featuring a timeless, well-constructed design, the DuckDrye performance line is made of a 40- to 60-percent moisture-wicking cotton blend that helps you stay dry, whether you’re driving or putting (or playing with an NBA superstar, for that matter). The jersey polo features an open sleeve and plated collar and placket, and the jersey mock turtleneck is made of a birdseye knit—for easy swings and maintenance. Available in ladies and junior styles, too. To order, call (201) 745-5650. www.duckandhyde.com
Twice as Nice
Two versions of Nickent’s 4DX hybrids are on the market: an iron-wood and a hybrid. Both models feature a titanium crown and steel body, which eliminates 50 percent of the weight from the crown and results in more weight distributed deep and low. The 4DX clubface is 2mm higher than its predecessor, the 3DX, a change that produces less spin and a more penetrating ballflight. Look for 16 lofts (14 to 29 degrees) in the iron-wood series and five in the utility. Not sure which is right for you? Ask yourself which club you like to hit from 175 yards. If it’s an iron, the iron-wood is right for you; if it’s a wood, the utility is your weapon.
ACCRA with AXIV
ACCRA golf shafts have always been manufactured using extremely high-quality materials and processes, and as a result, have always provided premium performance. In an attempt to improve an already top-notch product line, company engineers developed the new ACCRA with AXIV Technology, which features a four-axis weave of four different-strength carbon fibers in four different directions. The result is said to be shafts that are extremely stable and strong, but without the harsh feeling normally associated with such designs. Other benefits of the new ACCRA line include optimal launch angles and spin rates.