EQUIP­MENT

Hy­brids that carry a punch

Golf Digest (South Africa) - - Contents 6/15 -

Hy­brids with flex­i­ble faces.

To­day’s hy­brids have faces that flex more like driv­ers. Thin­ner met­als and new sole and crown de­signs have helped achieve that. A hy­brid’s shorter shaft pro­vides more con­trol, and head de­signs have made them al­most as for­giv­ing as fair­way woods. 1 CLEVE­LAND CG BLACK The Cleve­land Black se­ries help golfers with slower swing speeds, and this hy­brid utilises a lower swing mo­ment of in­er­tia and lower cen­tre of grav­ity to in­crease launch an­gle and carry. In­creased head speed comes from Cleve­land’s Vari­able Face Tech­nol­ogy.

price R2 399 2 CALL­AWAY BIG BERTHA Call­away made the head the largest in its cur­rent line to in­crease for­give­ness, and shifted more weight to the back to sta­bilise mis-hits and help pro­duce a higher launch.

price R3 899 3 ADAMS TIGHT LIES A shal­low face, and how the sole lifts at the toe and heel to han­dle any lie, makes this club more for­giv­ing. It has hid­den but ef­fec­tive slots cut through the crown and sole to limit dis­tance loss on mis-hits.

price R1 999 4 WIL­SON D- 200 A fea­ture of this light­weight hy­brid line is how the head shapes change. They are larger on the lower lofts for bet­ter for­give­ness, and smaller as the lofts in­crease. They come with thin, high-strength steel faces.

price R1 999

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