It’s rare to see a driver with a “traditional shape” these days. Companies are starting to find new ways to increase a club’s MOI and it’s resulting in some very unique designs. The Burner is TaylorMade’s entry into the high MOI market… it’s bullet-like shape almost looks normal in today’s market.
The Ping Rapture driver is probably the most technologically advanced driver that the company has ever produced. Ping has pulled out all the stops here… a composite/titanium head, a “Web Crown” design, robotic plasma welds… all in an effort to make the best driver on the market.
The Callaway Fusion FT-5 has really flown under the radar so far. The compliment to the FT-i has been overshadowed by it’s square cousin but customers and readers are starting to realize that it’s the better of the two clubs. Callaway has taken their popular Fusion FT-3 and made it even better.
Cleveland Golf brought a new technology to the table last year with the introduction of the original Cleveland HiBore driver. The HiBore’s unique design got a lot of people talking but we found sales a bit soft. Everyone wanted to see it but few decided to buy it.
The Callaway Fusion FT-i is one of the most talked about clubs on the market right now. The company was one of a handful that turned their attention to the idea of a square driver. The FT-i is a combination of Callaway’s Fusion technology and a new high MOI design.
The TaylorMade R7 Quad has been the hottest and most talked about driver in golf for the last two years. The driver was a huge success among better players because of its solid feel and the ability to customize ballflight. For 2006 TaylorMade has introduced the even better R7 425.
The majority of golf equipment on the market today is designed to eliminate the pesky slice. Companies have resorted to closed faces, offset and moveable weights (among other things) in hopes of keeping the ball in play. The Bob Burns No Bananas driver has taken slice fighting to a whole new level and people are starting to take notice. We …
It seems that almost every driver on the market right now is “maxed out”… they’re as big as they can get, they’re as hot as they can get and they’re as forgiving as they can get. Companies are now forced to come up with technologies that can squeeze that last little bit of performance out of today’s designs.
We spent a lot of time last year talking about how Wilson Golf was on the comeback trail. They used to be at the top of the industry and many of the best players in the world trusted their equipment.
Cobra is quietly putting together a great 2006. Their recently signed PGA Tour players have played very well, their new equipment is selling and there seems to be a very positive buzz around the whole company. The Speed Series woods came out at the end of 2005 and Cobra hopes that this new line has something for everyone.