Top Drivers – New For 2013

The driver stands tall and proud over any golfer’s bag. It is often the most expensive stick in the bunch and everyone loves to hit it. There has also been more innovation in driver design, materials, and manufacturing than among all other clubs. Some of those innovations later find themselves in other clubs. Multi-material construction used to be confined to drivers with stainless steel faces and composite crowns, but now you see multiple materials being used in irons with a stainless body, a polymer insert, and tungsten toe and heel weights in some models. The biggest trend in driver innovation

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Hit More Greens With Hybrids

As hybrid clubs continue to get easier to hit, provide more distance, and launch the ball higher, there are a couple of important things to look for when you need a club to replace a long iron or fill a distance gap between your fairway woods and irons. The first is obviously how far you hit the club. But don’t be fooled by anything labeled a 2, 3, or 4 hybrid. Often, those markings merely indicate that the club has similar loft to a 2-, 3-, or 4-iron. Based on the springlike effect of a hybrid with a hollow cavity and

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Wedges – Tools To Master The Short Game

Wedges are the most versatile of all clubs in any golfer’s bag, and versatility is what continues to be targeted by major club manufacturers with some interesting new changes on the market. The ultimate goal of wedge play is to have a set – perhaps two, three or four, depending on your game – of wedges that provide accuracy and green-holding spin from 100 yards and in; control from around the green; solid performance from all lies whether sand, fairway, rough or (if you are Bill Haas in last year’s Tour Championship) water; and options like flop shots or bump-and-runs when situations call for

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New 2012 Irons to Hit More Greens

Irons come in all shapes and sizes these days so it can be difficult to figure out what sticks you need to hit more green-seeking shots. Callaway alone has seven different irons in their RAZR series, each aimed at golfers’ different skill levels and budgets. Generally, though, you’ll find most irons in a “game improvement” or “player’s” category. The former is likely to have a wider sole, thicker topline, and a deeper cavity in the back – all features that improve overall forgiveness. Players’ irons, on the other hand, feature smaller heads that are thinner overall and have less of a cavity,

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New Drivers for 2012

A new year and a new driver – sounds good, doesn’t it? In this month’s equipment review, the classic styling, enhanced adjustability, cutting edge aerodynamics, and even some subtle uses of technology are covered as all the major manufacturers roll out their 2012 models. So – bomb away (or just read along) and find yourself a new big stick for 2012. The Adams Speedline Fast 12 and Fast 12 LS build upon a trend that Adams drivers started a few years ago – incorporating aerodynamic features into the clubhead shaping to [singlepic id=54 w=175 h=150 float=right] improve speed through impact. The Fast 12 and Fast 12

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Equipment Reviews

In this issue: the new Cobra Long Tom Driver, TaylorMade R11 irons, the newest hybrid from Adams Golf, and, among other things, some of our top picks for golf reading through the offseason. Yes, the golf year is wrapping up and some golf equipment companies are working on their next set of products while others are already cranking out new stuff. All year long, we have featured items in this article that could make up a dream bag of equipment, and this time we feature the very latest and even one yet-to-be introduced item. We also cover some of our top picks from some recently

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