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Great Balls of Fire
John Daly advised Maxfli on the development of their new Tour Fire ball ($29/dozen). The high performance offering features a super thin IothaneÂ™ cover and Maxfli’s SpeedMantleÂ® layer that works with its high-energy core to help elevate the COR all the way to .810. What’s that mean for you? Big drives and exceptional control around the greens. But the Tour Fire’s best feature has to be its price. A high-performance ball for less than $30? That’s hot.
Back when hybrids were called “utility” clubs, rail technology (as seen on the Ginty and Baffler) and smaller heads helped the clubs differentiate themselves from woods and irons. The new HB-001 ($169) from Sonartec features a rail technology similar to its popular T.R.C. fairway wood series, an addition that promises to help golfers escape from virtually any kind of lie. Add to that perimeter weighting and a deep center of gravity that produces high MOI, and you’ve got a hybrid that produces maximum forgiveness and iron-like launch characteristics. The HB-001 comes in lofts of 17, 19, 21 and 23.
MOI Accuracy, MOI Distance
Aldila has been tearing up the professional tours in recent years with the NV line as well as the highly successful VS Proto, aka, the By You shaft. Now company designers have gone one step further in their pursuit of ultimate performance with the new MOI Proto. Specifically designed to maximize the performance of today’s huge, high-MOI driver heads, the MOI Proto utilizes Aldila’s new Nano Enhanced Tip Technology (NET2) as well as the company’s Tour-proven Micro Laminate Technology (MLT) to provide greater stability.