GT Tech Awards 2007



Comeback Of The Year Award: TaylorMade Burner Series
For many golfers, a TaylorMade Burner was their first metal wood. Back then, the heads were small, the material was steel and, needless to say, COR wasn’t maximized. Clearly,  times have changed. The new Burner Drivers are Titanium, 460cc in size and feature a permanent weight fixture positioned deep and low in the sole to lower its CG and raise its MOI. Comes in fairway metals, hybrids and the TP series.

Taylor Made Burner Steel Fairway Woods
Taylor Made XD Iron Set
Taylor Made TP Driver
Taylor Made Burner Rescue Hybrid
Taylor Made Burner Driver
Taylor Made Burner TP Fairway Woods

Technology of Spin Award: Cleveland’s Zip Grooves
Featured on the new CG12 Wedges, Cleveland’s new Zip Grooves are CNC-milled and plated to ensure the maximum in USGA-conforming groove width and sharpness. The result is a face full of grooves that are so dynamic, they actually sparkle. With Zip Grooves, shots spin like never before and each wedge lends exceptional control around the green.

Cleveland Wedges

Ultra Value Award: HiPPO Hex Driver
In a year that saw inverted crowns, triangular bodies and a few square-shaped drivers enter the High MOI market, it wasn’t too shocking to lay eyes on HiPPO’s Hex2, a hexagonally shaped driver that distributes weight deep and low. What was surprising was its price. The HiPPO rings up for just $199.

Beauty And Brawn Award: Mizuno MP-67 Irons

Soft and responsive, yet crafted with a slender Cut Muscle design. It’s this combination that earned Mizuno MP-67 irons our Beauty And Brawn award. Better players boast that these clubs give them the shotmaking control they need, with unparalleled feel.

Mizuno MP-67 Irons

The Collection Award: PING Rapture Series

Soup to nuts, as it’s called, this award is given to not just one club, but the entire collection of Rapture-branded clubs from PING. The Rapture driver, fairway woods and irons all feature new levels of material science and technology, almost as if the late Karsten Solheim was still leading the way. Using carbon and mixed-metal technology made the entire Rapture Series a winner in our book.

PING Rapture Irons

Tradition And Technology: Titleist 755 Irons
When you think of traditional golf equipment, you think of Titleist. But these days, company engineers are focused on designing clubs that combine a traditional appearance with technology to provide enhanced performance. The 755 iron is a result of this philosophy. Featuring a forged construction, an aluminum dampening chip and optimized CG location, the 755 does it all.

Titleist 755 Irons



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