Yamaha’s Ul­tra Dis­tance Driver

The new In­press UD+2 driver chal­lenges the limit al­lowed by SLE rules

Golf Asia (Malaysia) - - GEARGUIDE -

The new Yamaha In­press UD+2 driver en­hances your drives by us­ing a wide re­pul­sion area de­signed through su­per­com­puter anal­y­sis. Yamaha’s en­gi­neers chose from over 30,000 cal­cu­lated shape de­signs, and have se­lected those that of­fer the best per­for­mance for max­i­miz­ing the re­pul­sion area.

Through a pre­ci­sion craft­ing process called milling and press mould­ing, the thick­ness of the club­face has also been op­ti­mized in or­der to achieve both a lighter club­face and a larger re­pul­sion area. The re­sult­ing UD+2 Ul­ti­mate Face de­liv­ers an en­larged re­pul­sion area that min­i­mizes the loss of dis­tance even from off-cen­tre hits.

Op­ti­mally plac­ing 40 grams of weight, 35 grams of which are fully in­te­grated into the sole (which takes up some 20% of the head weight) and 5 grams of badge-shaped weight, cre­ates the dual ben­e­fits of an ex­tremely low CG height and a deep CG. This ul­tra-low deep CG al­lows ball flights with high tra­jec­to­ries yet with a low spin. Ad­di­tion­ally, the large 34º CG angle al­lows the face to re­turn eas­ily and avoid sliced shots.

Since the su­per low-deep CG de­sign de­liv­ers a high launch angle, the re­pul­sion ef­fi­ciency and kick ve­loc­ity are also high, which trans­late into a strong loft. Fur­ther­more, this strong loft al­lows a low CG for the face, which pre­vents en­ergy loss and min­i­mizes loss of ball flight dis­tance, even if con­tact is made with the lower part of the club­face.

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