LYNX PREDA­TOR DRIVER £139

Golf Monthly - - Rory Mcilroy -

KEY TECH­NOL­OGY The Preda­tor driver utilises a fourpiece forged ti­ta­nium con­struc­tion in the 460cc club­head to max­imise dis­tance and for­give­ness. It is avail­able in four match­ing club­head and shaft colours – yel­low, or­ange, black or green – and six dif­fer­ent ad­justable loft op­tions, three with draw bias.

GM RE­VIEW Looks At ad­dress, the crown has striking cos­met­ics re­gard­less of the colour you choose. The tri­an­gu­lar pat­tern sub­con­sciously helps you po­si­tion the ball cen­trally and swing the

WILL SUIT

New­com­ers to the game look­ing for a driver that works for their av­er­age swing speed club away on a neu­tral path. The head shape is quite toe heavy and the face is set for­ward of the hosel, but the larger pro­file is sure to in­spire con­fi­dence. Per­for­mance This driver is easy to align and feels solid and pow­er­ful from the sweetspot. Lynx’s ‘firm’ shaft felt like it sat be­tween nor­mal stiff and reg­u­lar graphite shafts, so faster swingers may find the ball launches a lit­tle high and with too much spin. This would there­fore not max­imise dis­tance as they would like, but it’s likely these play­ers would opt for other of­fer­ings in the Lynx driver range, like the Boom Boom 3 or the Black Cat. The Preda­tor is an en­try-level prod­uct geared to­wards new­com­ers to the game, and the per­for­mance and style is well suited to this pur­pose. We like that the draw bias comes in the higher lofts, as it’s slower swingers who tend to slice the ball who are likely to need it most. Con­sider this It per­haps doesn’t quite pro­vide the ac­cu­racy and dis­tance from se­vere heel and toe strikes that begin­ners are look­ing for.

VER­DICT A vi­brant look­ing driver that won’t break the bank and pro­vides golfers with solid per­for­mance off the tee.

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