Sneak Peak 2007
The hottest and most exciting new sticks for the New Year
PING Rapture Series
With the introduction of the highly successful G5 line, PING firmly repositioned itself as one of the premier club manufacturers in the world. The new RAPTURE series goes one step further in the technology department, with each club in the line featuring high-tech materials and the ultimate in performance. Highlighting the line, which also includes fairway woods, hybrids and irons, the RAPTURE driver features a 460cc titanium-composite clubhead with a patent-pending web crown design that effectively increases MOI for greater forgiveness and higher launch angles.
Titleist Scotty Cameron Detour
There was a time when Scotty Cameron putters were associated strictly with traditional designs and milled carbon steel construction. Cameron showed his desire to push the envelope of performance and design with the introduction of the Futura models and continues that tend with the new Detour model. Featuring a unique body style and sightline, the Detour is built from a combination of Aircraft Aluminum and 303 Stainless Steel that provide a soft feel and attractive look. Available with a double-bend or straight shaft in multiple lengths.
With the introduction of the Fire, Maxfli’s days as a traditional golf ball manufacturer may be over for good. The new model, which will be flying high with John Daly throughout the ’07 PGA Tour season (a Tour version is soon to come), features a three-piece design with an HPF 1000 SpeedMantle that works with a special core design to increase COR for maximum speed off the clubface. The combination of these elements and one of the thinnest Surlyn covers available give the Fire a soft feel and excellent durability, as well as the aforementioned distance. A great choice for budget-minded golfers who want to hit the ball as long and pure as John Daly.
King Cobra S9 Iron
The S9 irons feature a multi-material design, extremely high MOI, and a low and deep CG location. In addition to game-improvement performance, the S9 irons provide an enhanced feel, thanks to a polymer topline and urethane insert. Also new from King Cobra are ultra-forgiving FP irons and more player-oriented CB irons, featuring carbon steel construction with thinner toplines and soles. Better players looking for a long-iron replacement will also welcome the introduction of the Baffler Pro.
Golf Pride might be one of the oldest names in grips, but that doesn’t mean company designers rest on their laurels. Responding to the demand for more variety, Golf Pride offers the New Decade MultiCompound model in blue, shamrock, orange, pink and red. A New Decade putter grip is also available in blue and red. www.golfpride.com
The new OC2 grip from Sharpro, a relative newcomer to the U.S. market, is also available in multiple colors and features a unique combination of buffed velvet and optional cord gripping surfaces.
Winn continues to develop unique products like the new Xi7, which offers a firm feel and enhanced torque resistance for less hand fatigue and increased durability. Meanwhile, the Marble Putter Series adds a touch of color to your flatstick.