Hot Sticks '09

The hottest new golf gear for 2009


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De la Cruz putters
The new De La Cruz Golf Designs putters (B-2 model shown) feature an innovative “sweet slot” behind the putterface that not only enhances feel, but also provides auditory feedback. Milled from stainless steel with micro-groove faces, DGD putters are available in blade or cavity-back models with black or satin finishes.

Shaft Science
Built with Mitsubishi Rayon’s new Modulus Differential Technology (MDT), the Fubuki is designed to provide the ultimate in consistency when it comes to launch and spin. UST’s new Proforce AXIVCore Series features AXIV Technology, which utilizes a unique carbon-fiber weave that’s aimed at creating superior stability, accuracy and a consistent feel.

Par-5 Killer
If you’re still holding on to your long irons, it’s probably time to make a change. PING’s
new Rapture V2 hybrids are a great option, as they feature a sloped crown design and dense tungsten soleplate (for a deep and low CG)—these babies are easy to hit from just about any lie. As with all PING clubs, full custom options are available.

V for Victory
The Victory Red irons from Nike come in three distinct designs, allowing a wide variety of players to find one that’s right for their swing. A full cavity for enhanced game-improvement qualities, a split cavity design for a mixture of shotshaping ability and forgiveness, and a traditional blade should be enough to satisfy the needs of just about any player.

Get Synergized
FootJoy, the most storied name in golf shoes, has a new model that’s focused on providing a new level of stability. It’s called SYNR•G and it utilizes a G-Force outsole and Tri-lateral Stability Frame, as well as a number of other technologies to secure the entire foot inside the shoe. Expect better balance and power as a result.



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