Friday, March 19, 2010
2010 Buyer's Guide Woods
Today's fairway woods and hybrids are bigger, longer and easier to hit than ever.
|Golf Tips Legend
Our picks for new technologies, hot trends and equipment standouts.
|Acer XDS Insider
Key Feature: A Square Optical Alignment System designed to help each club sit squarely behind the ball, regardless of loft. The crown has variable thickness for better energy transfer and a higher MOI.
What We Like: They’re a cinch to align and, dare we say, among the best value of any club we’ve seen in 2010.
Who It’s For: Players looking for straighter, more consistent shots with their fairway woods.
Specs: Comes in three lofts (16°, 19°, 22°) with custom shaft options. hirekogolf.com | $19.95 (clubhead)
|Adams Speedline Fast 10
Key Feature: A new cambered sole for added versatility and a weight pad located in the heel for a higher MOI.
What We Like: Is it a hybrid or a fairway wood? Could be both. It’s easy to hit and slips through even the thickest turf with a lot more ease than a traditionally shaped fairway wood does.
Who It’s For: All players, especially those who prefer the looks of a more compact hybrid.
Specs: Comes in three lofts (13°, 15°, 18°) with Aldila Wasabi or Matrix HD graphite shafts.
adamsgolf.com | $199
|Adams Speedline 9032Ti
Key Feature: An ultralight crown, ultralow CG, a titanium body and a whopping 80 grams’ worth of tungsten weights in the sole.
What We Like: The weight port allows for slight weight adjustments, but what we really like is the shape. It too has hybrid looks, but with one crack, it proves itself as a distance leader in fairway woods.
Who It’s For: Players who want to launch it a mile off the turf (distance freaks).
Specs: Comes in three lofts (13°, 14.5°, 18°) and uses Aldila VooDoo NV graphite shafts.
adamsgolf.com | $329
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