GT Tech Awards 2007



Distance And Control Award: Bridgestone B330
The new versions of the B330 and B330-S models improve on an already excellent ball, making it a top choice for golfers seeking big distance and added spin around the green. The seamless cover is more durable than ever, and the B330 is even more playable on short shots. The B330-S is longer than before, too, making it a great choice for all types of players.

Bridgestone B330

Mass Popularity Award: Titleist Pro V1
Could they really have improved on arguably the most successful golf ball model of all time? First of all, the seam is gone, thanks to a staggered parting line. Second, the cover is even more durable. Each ball has a line marked on it for improved aiming around the greens. We still contest this ball is better suited for good sticks, but that hasn’t stopped millions of golfers from gravitating toward it.

Titleist Pro V1

Thinking Outside The Box Award: Nike Sumo2 Driver
It’s not hard to see why we chose this winner. The Nike Sumo2 uses a radical shape and even more radical sound to not only produce a very high MOI, but also to catch the attention of golf club buyers across the globe. With a few tries, it was clear to see the Sumo2 is among the straightest-hitting drivers we’ve ever seen. It’s also one of the loudest. If you’re in the market for a club that will actually lessen your slice, the Sumo2 is worth a look.

Nike Sumo2

Trendsetter Award: TaylorMade r7 TP Irons
Hold on a second! Is that a cavity-back on a “player’s” iron? Yup. A larger cavity and the integration of Inverted Cone Technology (not to mention a shock-absorption web in the cavity) make the r7 TP easier to hit than the vast majority of “players’” clubs ever made. Is this a trend? We’re betting that in the next few years, we’ll be seeing any number of irons made for accomplished players utilizing some form of game-improvement technology. This development not only makes things easier on better players, but gives the average golfer a chance to put a more blade-like iron model in play. Congrats on starting a trend TaylorMade!

TaylorMade r7 TP Irons

Power And Precision Award: Callaway FT-5 Driver
Combining the power of a titanium face with a composite crown and body isn’t a new trend this year, but what is new is the level of performance the FT-5 yields. Featuring the OptiFit Weighting System and three models to choose from, the FT-5’s lightweight carbon crown enables up to 50 grams to be positioned where it’s needed most for stability and distance. With one swing of the FT-5, you’ll know what we mean, particularly if you’re looking for a driver that’s long and fully customizable.

Callaway FT-5 Driver

Excellent Versatility Award: Adams Idea Pro
Making a hybrid that better players want is a tall order, but Adams Golf proved it possible. The Idea Pro has fast become popular among professionals and top amateurs, thanks to a neutral weighting scheme and a hot Aldila VS shaft. It’s not a game-improvement club, but in the right hands, it can be downright deadly. Regardless of how good you think you are, if you still have a two- or three-iron in you bag, it’s probably time to ditch one or both and pick up one of these instead.

Adams Idea Pro



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