2009 Woods Buyer's Guide

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Ping G10
Key Feature: The crown and sole meet in the back, which means the G10 fairway woods have a low profile and low CG for higher shots.
What We Like: Its low leading edge makes it hard to miss the ball. It’s playable from just about anywhere on the course.
Who It’s For: PING has a model for everyone, including one with draw bias.
Specs: Comes in six loft options (14°-24.5°) and a stainless-steel clubhead and clubface. Its stock shaft is a PING TFC 129 graphite (X, S, R, A, L).
pinggolf.com | $219
Srixon Z-Steel
Key Feature: It has varying degrees of thickness across its face, crown and back wall for maximum energy transfer at impact. The tungsten nickel insert lowers the CG for a high launch.
What We Like: This club is designed to promote a high launch with low spin—just what tour pros want.
Who It’s For: Golfers who prefer to hit shots with low spin.
Specs: Comes in three lofts (12.5°, 14.5°, 18.5°) and a stock SV-305J graphite shaft (S, SR flex). Its clubhead is maraging steel, and the clubface is steel.
srixon.com | $199
Taylormade r7 CGB Max
Key Feature: A triangular head shape that features three adjustable weight screws for personal perimeter weighting.
What We Like: The adjustable weighting can affect a golfer’s ballflight by 22 yards. Just the thing for slicers who want to hit a draw, or vice versa.
Who It’s For: People who struggle to get the ball airborne; golfers who like its triangular shape.
Specs: Comes in three lofts (15°, 18°, 21°) and with a RE*AX SF 45 graphite shaft. Its clubhead and clubface are both titanium.
taylormadegolf.com | $300


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