2009 Woods Buyer's Guide

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Tour edge Bazooka GeoMax 2
The Bazooka GeoMax 2 features a concave crown that moves weight away from the clubface and increases its MOI (and makes it extremely forgiving). To boost distance, it boasts a super-thin Custom 450 maraging steel face that offers the maximum-allowed COR. And with four weighted cavities in the sole, its low CG keeps the clubhead aligned even on off-center hits. The game just got a lot easier.
Lofts: 17°, 19°, 22°, 25°, 28°
touredge.com | $129
Tour edge Exotics XCG-V
Like the XCG-V fairway woods, this hybrid has a steel body combo brazed with a titanium cup face and crown section. The resulting effect is a long-hitting hybrid that’s also extremely forgiving on off-center hits. The face is 25-percent larger than previous models, making it among the most easy-to-hit hybrids available. We also like the smooth good looks and the Graphite Design Exotics Tour AD shaft.
Models: 2-, 3-, 4-, 5-Hybrid
touredge.com | $249
Wilson FYbrid
That’s “FY” as in fairway wood and “brid” as in hybrid. Wilson melded a fairway wood with a traditional hybrid so golfers wouldn’t get confused by the multitude of club offerings. (And you thought hybrids were the product of woods and irons!) They claim the move makes it easier to achieve consistent distances. The sole is designed to
minimize turf drag and ensure clean contact on off-center surfaces.
Lofts: 15°, 18°, 19.5°, 21°, 24°, 27°
wilsonstaff.com | $150



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