Adams is a company who pride themselves on their technical approach to golf club design. Their Tight Lies fairway wood was one of the single best selling golf clubs in history and they continue to push forward with new developments.
We get a lot of email concerning the Cleveland Launcher 460 so it’s about time we reviewed it. Cleveland made their name in wedges but they are slowly making some waves in other areas.
Titleist has always gone by the slogan “Serious clubs, serious performance”. With the new 905 series drivers they have followed this line of thinking in building a driver geared towards the stronger player.
As someone who has worked in the golf retail business for quite a few years now it really is incredible to see how year after year TaylorMade seems to have the best selling driver on the market. It is the same story again this year, this time with the R5 Dual.
Ping has started somewhat of a resurgence with the new G2 driver. The Ping irons are always great and they sell really well for us but I have had more people come in looking for the G2 driver than any other Ping club I can remember.
One of the most talked about golf clubs coming into 2005 has been the new Hogan driver. Hogan has long been revered for their classic forged irons but it has been over a decade since they had a solid driver presence on the market.
In the last couple of years Nike has made huge progress on their way to becoming one of the major players in the golf club industry. Their product designs and their marketing have both gotten better.
The value priced driver market has become very competitive as of late. It seems that Cobra has created the benchmark and all of the other companies are trailing behind. Callaway had the Big Bertha… a decent driver but many said it was too small.
When I think back to the first club that really improved my game, the Big Bertha War Bird comes to mind. Talk to a lot of industry people and they will tell you that the War Bird was the best metal driver ever made.
MacGregor is another company who is recognized predominantly for their irons. With the recent resurgence of the company, they have also made a strong move into the driver market.