HEAVY LIFTING

Golf Digest (South Africa) - - Inside The Ropes -

You’ve heard about coun­ter­bal­anced put­ters, but the fact is that some play­ers pre­fer coun­ter­bal­anc­ing in their full­swing clubs, too. Jack Nick­laus was a pro­po­nent almost through­out his ca­reer, and all of Ser­gio Gar­cia’s clubs are coun­ter­bal­anced. Play­ers to­day use Boccieri Golf’s Se­cret Grip – a prod­uct that weighs 92 grams as op­posed to stan­dard grips that weight ap­prox­i­mately 50 grams. The ex­tra weight up near the butt end of the club raises the club’s bal­ance point to pro­vide the coun­ter­bal­anced ef­fect.

Retief Goosen, Rory Sab­ba­tini and Ja­son Day are among PGA Tour play­ers who have switched to Tay­lorMade’s

new R15 driver, which marks the company’s re­turn to white-coloured club­heads on its woods. Although the pros have the R15 now, con­sumers must wait a lit­tle longer to try the driver, which fea­tures a chan­nel with two 12.5-gram slid­ing weights in the sole that can be ar­ranged in any one of 153 set­tings from draw to fade.

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