2009 Woods Buyer's Guide

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Taylormade Burner
Key Feature: Its dual crown helps save weight in the clubhead and lower the CG 35 percent more than the previous Burner fairway model.
What We Like: Its very deep CG means it’s forgiving and easy to launch. Its SuperFast technology promotes a faster swing speed.
Who It’s For: Average Joes who need to get the ball airborne. A Tour model gives “sticks” a lower launch option.
Specs: Comes in three lofts (15°, 18°, 21°). Shaft options include the RE*AX 70 FW and RE*AX SF 49 FW.
taylormadegolf.com | $199
Taylormade R9
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
Titleist 909F2
Key Feature: A round profile and large face yield high-launch/mid-spin shots.
What We Like: Its modern shape creates a deep CG. Its larger, longer face gave us a confidence boost. The Carpenter steel insert increases ball speed.
Who It’s For: Golfers who need help
getting the ball airborne.
Specs: Comes in three different lofts (13.5°, 15.5°, 18.5°) and two stock shafts (Diamana Blue 75 and Aldila VooDoo). Body constructed from 17-4 stainless steel; features a 275 Carpenter steel face insert.
titleist.com | $200-225


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