Wow, just when we thought things were starting to slow down all of a sudden we have news on a bunch of new product releases from Cleveland, Nakashima, and Never Compromise.
Cleveland has just announced the launch of several new products for the 2006 season. The first is the CG11 wedges. The CG11’s are made from the same CMM material as the CG10 wedges for an extremely soft feel. While similar in shape and size the CG11 has a slightly wider sole with a small cavity in the back which greatly improves stability in the wedge. This could be a great club for the mid to high handicap player, a wedge that performs like a Cleveland but is more forgiving on off-centre hits.
Cleveland has also announced its new woods to join the Launcher Comp series which will remain in the line for next year. The Launcher Ti460 is made with much the same construction as the previous Launcher driver but features a thin crown. The crown is titanium but is lighter and allows Cleveland to redistribute weight to improve performance. The lighter crown will result in a higher launch angle. Joining the new Launcher Ti460 is the Launcher Steel fairway wood line. The fairway woods also feature the thin crown design and also have a new face made from carpenter’s steel which gives them a larger sweetspot than before. These clubs will both be available in an offset head as well. The wedges, drivers, and fairway woods should all be ready to ship on October 3.
Part of the Cleveland family, Never Compromise has also unveiled a new line of putters – the Gray Matter II. You may have seen Vijay Singh using one of these putters last week to win the Buick. The Gray Matter II putters have the same distinctive black-gray-black look as all Never Compromise putters but copper tungsten weighting and a composite insert increase heel-toe weighting for an extreme MOI. These putters will become available as early as August 15.
Nakashima Golf has unveiled a brand new hybrid the NX-1 to complement its already strong lineup of golf clubs. The NX-1 is a gorgeous looking club designed to be extremely forgiving and playable from all types of lies. As with other Nakashima clubs these will be available through Master Clubmakers in an array of shafts. The NX-1 will be available in lofts of 16, 19, 22, 25, and 28 degrees. Check out www.nakashimagolf.com for more info.
Wow, exciting couple of days but tough to keep up with all of the new product news and all the big trades in the NHL! We’ll do our best to keep you updated!
SirShanksAlot Adds… Looks like it will be all “5’s” for Ping… the company is expected to release the i5 iron, G5 driver and G5 iron sometime this fall. Reports say that the G5 driver has tested to be about… you guessed it… 5 yards longer than the current G2.