Thursday, February 1, 2007
Sneak Peak 2007
The hottest and most exciting new sticks for the New Year
TaylorMade r7 Draw Woods, Hybrids and Irons
Every golfer who struggles with slicing will be happy to hear that TaylorMade’s engineers and club designers have come up with a cure for what ails you—an entire line of clubs made to help hit shots that move right-to-left. Consisting of a driver, fairway woods, hybrids, irons and wedges, all of the clubs in the r7 Draw family feature Draw-Weighted Technology that moves the CG of each club back toward the heel of the clubhead. This design feature simply makes it a lot easier for the average golfer to square the clubface through impact, reducing the likelihood of creating slice spin and encouraging a shot that goes straight or even a bit right-to-left. For any avid golfer who tends to lose his or her shots to the right, these clubs are worth a serious look.
TaylorMade r7 TP iron
All TaylorMade clubs bearing the TP (Tour Preferred) distinction are geared toward more accomplished players who favor playability and control over distance and forgiveness, and the new r7 TP iron is no exception. However, a much larger cavity than is usual for a “player’s” iron, as well as the addition of Inverted Cone Technology and a shock-absorption web in the cavity (bonded with 3M VHB Tape), make the r7 TP much friendlier to hit than the vast majority of blade irons out there. Minimal offset, slightly flatter lie angles and tour-configured soles are also featured, as are True Temper Dynamic Gold steel shafts.
Mizuno MX-25 Irons
Every golfer knows Mizuno’s forged irons are among the best in the business, but not all players think they play golf well enough to put a set in their bags. The new MX-25s should put this thought to rest, as they’re specifically designed to be playable for almost any level of golfer. Built with Mizuno’s famed Grain Flow Forging technology, the MX-25s also feature a H.E.M.I. COG Pocket Cavity that helps move weight down and away from the clubface for better resistance to twisting and improved overall playability. A new, three-dimensional “X” cavity pad adds mass behind the hitting area for improved feel, while a triple-cut sole adds versatility. Also new from Mizuno are MP-67 irons, which combine the company’s traditional forged blade design with Cut Muscle Technology, and MX-19 irons, designed for ultimate game-improvement performance.
Callaway X Hot Fairway Woods
Designed with a larger head volume and shallower face than the previous X line of Callaway woods, the X Hot fairway woods feature Carpenter 455 Steel clubfaces for increased ball speed and greater distance. An X-Sole design stabilizes the clubhead at address on all different types of lies, while the larger clubhead volume provides a higher MOI, making the X Hot Fairway Woods noticeably more stable than previous Callaway models. Fujikura’s outstanding Banzai graphite shaft comes standard.
Grafalloy ProLaunch Red
For players who would like to hit the ball on a flatter, more penetrating flight path, the ProLaunch Red is for you. Featuring Grafalloy’s proprietary Micro-Mesh tip technology, as well as many of the same technologies found in the ProLaunch Blue, the ProLaunch Red is available in weights ranging from 62 to 66 grams.
Rifle Project X Flighted
The newest addition to the Project X family features an “exaggerated” change in kick point throughout the set to provide higher launching long irons and lower launching short irons. The Project X Flighted also features all the technologies normally associated with rifle products, including Stepless Design and Internal Rifling.
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