EQUIP­MENT

Ex­plore the new ad­justa­bil­ity to find the bet­ter player liv­ing in your driver

Golf Digest (South Africa) - - News -

New driv­ers and irons.

Dave Tutel­man, a re­tired Bell Labs en­gi­neer, is a sports-tech­nol­ogy sa­vant.Among his many pas­sions is fig­ur­ing out how golf-club tech­nol­ogy works, in­clud­ing de­vel­op­ing a ball-flight sim­u­la­tion pro­gramme.We asked him to es­ti­mate how many me­tres av­er­age golfers are miss­ing out on with the driver. He said 25, and that’s just carry. Im­prov­ing the ef­fi­ciency of im­pact (a bet­ter fit­ting driver is crit­i­cal) might get you as many as 15 me­tres.The right loft could yield another six.A lower cen­tre of grav­ity might pro­duce a few more, and so on. Sure, some of those im­prove­ments can be fu­eled by lessons, but oth­ers come from get­ting the driver prop­erly fit to max­imise your strengths (and mask your weak­nesses).That’s where ad­justable clubs can make a dif­fer­ence. In­stead of be­ing afraid of all those set­tings, ex­plore them. Here are three clubs to start your search:

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