2009 Woods Buyer's Guide

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Titleist 909F3
Key Feature: Its modern shape not only deepens the club’s CG but increases its stability, as well.
What We Like: The 909F3 has a smaller, deeper face—just the thing better players like to see at setup.
Who It’s For: Lower handicappers who can (and like to) control their ballflight.
Specs: Comes in three different lofts (13°, 15°, 18°) 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
Tour edge Exotics XCG-V
Key Feature: A steel body that’s combo-brazed together with a titanium cup face and crown.
What We Like: The XCG-V has a 25% bigger cup face when compared to previous models and a very low spin rate. This means long hits from both the tee and fairway. Who doesn’t like that?
Who It’s For: Although designed with better players in mind, this club can benefit any type of player.
Specs: Comes in five lofts, with either a Graphite Design Exotics Tour AD shaft or Aldila VooDoo shaft.
exoticsgolf.com | $369
Wilson spine
Key Feature: The “ridge line” or “spine” that’s formed when weight is “scooped” out of the crown to increase the club’s MOI. It also acts as a nifty alignment aid.
What We Like: The spine, of course. It might look unconventional at first, but you get used to it after hitting a few long, straight shots.
Who It’s For: Folks who want to hit long, straight shots from practically anywhere on the golf course.
Specs: Comes in two lofts (15°, 18°). Stock shaft is the UST V2 HMOI (S, R, RL flexes). Custom shafts available.
wilsonstaff.com | $169


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