Thursday, February 1, 2007
Sneak Peak 2007
The hottest and most exciting new sticks for the New Year
SK Fiber Helium Ultralight
The Helium Ultralight shaft is a solid option for players who want added swing speed. However, this doesn’t mean SK Fiber isn’t sticking to what they know best—the expansive line of long driver-friendly shafts and iron shafts can accommodate a wide array of swing styles and abilities.
True Temper GS75
The GS75 is possibly the lightest alloy golf shaft ever introduced, giving golfers the opportunity to combine the benefits normally associated with graphite iron shafts, such as added clubhead speed and distance, with the consistency and feel typically associated with steel. Weighing in at 78 grams, the GS75 is an ideal option for golfers who are currently playing with graphite iron shafts but prefer to play steel.
UST Proforce V2 High Launch
The V2 High Launch features a more active tip section than the original V2, making it easier for lower-hitting golfers to get the ball airborne. The V2 High Launch is made from the same high modulus materials and technologies as all Proforce shafts. A V2 High Launch hybrid model is also available.
Fujikura Speeder 904HB
Anyone familiar with Fujikura’s Speeder line of composite shafts knows how well they perform and how good they feel. The key to these impressive traits is a proprietary Triax material, which is a carbon fiber that’s woven in a honeycomb structure that gives each shaft greater resiliency. The Speeder 904 HB is simply a premium-quality hybrid shaft that takes full advantage of Fujikura technology.
Aldila VS Proto Hybrid
Aldila’s VS Proto line of shafts feature next-generation Micro Laminate Technology that combines carbon nanotubes and Aldila’s proprietary A65 Performance Resin System to create outstanding consistency and feel.
OGIO The Edge
While OGIO’s latest stand bag, The Edge, might be a little heavier than your typical carry bag, it’s got all the features you’d want in a modern, functional cart bag, such as OGIO’s patented Zipperless Ball Pocket, ball silo and internal cell phone pocket.
Sonartec GS Tour
After a successful tryout on the 2006 PGA Tour (two victories), Sonartec’s GS Tour 3-wood is now available for everyone. This “player’s” club, which also comes in a 5-wood version, features a strategically positioned CG that promotes a higher launch angle and lower spin rate than previous Sonartec models. It’s also fitted with a new Graphite Design Red Ice shaft.
The PING Eye2 wedge was one of the most popular models on the PGA Tour at one time due to an impressive combination of playability, forgiveness and feel. These same attributes are embodied by PING’s new iWedge, which probably explains why it’s been embraced so quickly by some of the best players in the world. Featuring an Eye2 sole design with a “sand cup” that provides tons of versatility, the iWedge is also built with a multi-level cavity that helps locate the CG toward the center of the face for improved feel, as well as to create PING’s “traditional” look. Available in lofts ranging from 50 to 60 degrees and a variety of steel and graphite shafts.
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