YONEX EZONE ELITE
www.yonex.co.uk Lofts: 10°, 12° Stock shaft: Yonex M60 Adjustable hosel: Yes How much loft change: +/-1.5° TECH: Yonex has come up with an “octaforce” pattern to remove extra weight from the crown and the top of the face, which means more weight to locate to influence forgiveness, spin and launch.
WE SAY: While the big brands have gone carbon crazy with their latest drivers, Yonex is keen to point out how they’ve been using the tech since the 1990s. The Elite looks huge from front to back, and because it’s so big it’s not as deep as many of the drivers we tested. For plenty of golfers that will mean extra confidence and much-needed launch. Across three testers the Elite produced ball speeds and carry distances spot on the test averages, which should be applauded considering the £199 price.
VERDICT: All in the Elite’s a solid, lightweight, forgiving driver which in reality suits a whole bunch of club golfers, especially those not quite as young as they used to be.