Friday, March 18, 2011
2011 Buyer's Guide Woods
Woods and hybrids are a breeze to hit
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Tour EdgeKey Feature: A strong and thin maraging-steel cupface and crown—combined with a heavy 133g tungsten sole—helps launch the ball with less spin and faster speed than stainless steel. Most of the weight is in the rear heel and toe of the tungsten sole, so it's below the ball. That helps the clubface square at impact for more accuracy. Two internal weight pads improve sound and feel, as well.
What We Like: Like the Exotics woods, this hybrid flies a long way. It's super-powerful.
Lofts: 17°, 19°, 22°, 25°
touredge.com | $199
WilsonKey Feature: The DXi hybrids mimic the performance of the DXi woods in terms of technologies like variable face thickness, a radiused sole for enhanced playability and an Aldila VooDoo graphite shaft.
What We Like: Padraig Harrington had his hands in the design of the hybrids too, meaning they're designed not just for the average player looking for some alternatives to long irons, but also to play at the highest level.
Lofts: 19°, 22°, 25°
wilsonstaff.com | $159
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