Every athlete understands that top-notch equipment is nearly as valuable as hard work for achieving excellence and success. Without the best equipment in hand, the results of long hours spent practicing cannot be maximized. Technological progress in equipment design and manufacturing is constantly raising the bar of performance such that failure to utilize the latest advances creates a genuine handicap for the modern athlete. This fact is true for no sport more than golf. Golf equipment
manufacturers incorporate new technological innovations in their products every year.
For the last several years, drivers have received a great deal of this technological attention. From larger heads to adjustable parts, drivers have been radically altered to improve distance and forgiveness to the point that the average golfer can hit the ball nearly as well off the tee as a tour pro. Several new drivers for 2012 possess innovations that make them better than ever.
CALLAWAY RAZR FIT
Callaway has long cemented its status as an elite golf brand by consistently making some of the most innovative equipment in the industry. Their driver technology, however, has lagged a bit behind the booming trend of adjustability. For 2012, Callaway makes up for lost time with the introduction of the RAZR Fit. Now golfers can find the perfect combination of face angle and center of gravity by means of multiple sole weights and a rotating hosel with three settings. Further, Callaway has reduced the weight of the club head by redesigning its face, which saves four grams. The RAZR Fit may be Callaway's best driver ever, and it deserves serious consideration from any golfer looking to add a new big stick to the bag.
Unlike Callaway, Taylormade has led the charge of adjustability in driver technology. The club maker remains at the forefront in 2012 with the R11S. The new driver offers three points of adjustability: an eight-setting rotating hosel, two moveable weights and a five-position sole plate. All of this adjustability results in 80 possible settings, which exceeds last year's model by 32 possibilities. Loft, face angle and center of gravity can be tweaked to provide the perfect ball flight for a golfer's swing.
Titleist has long been recognized as the player's brand. The company has consistently provided better golfers with equipment to further elevate their games. The 910D3 continues this tradition of excellence. The look and feel of the driver at address is elegant and promotes confidence. A two-way adjustable hosel allows loft and lie to be altered independently. This adjustability allows a golf ball's launch to be perfectly calibrated to fit the golfer's needs. Further, the 910 series includes a shaft that weighs less than 55 grams making the club extremely light thereby increasing club-head speed.
This year's driver offerings provide options for golfers of all skill levels. While the specific features of each model differ in several ways, all of the drivers have something in common; each model maximizes distance and forgiveness. What golfer wouldn't be excited about that?