Sunday, November 25, 2012

Golf Hot List 2013 Drivers

Here are some of the Golf Hot List 2013 Drivers, check out the latest golf equipment form Titleist, Ping, TaylorMade, Nike, Cobra and Callaway.

TaylorMade R1 Black
Now TaylorMade have gone back to the black finish with their R1 driver, which was a smart move, the white driver was so hard to keep clean.

TaylorMade Men's R1 Black Golf Driver comes with a Aldila RIP Phenom

Titleist have brought out the 913 D2 and D3 Driver, the 913D3 has a 445cc head with a more traditional pear shape and is designed for golfers who want more workability off their driver.

 There is no draw bias in the D3 model. The 913D2 has a slight draw bias. Its 460cc head has a fuller pear shape, and it is the more forgiving of the 913 Series drivers.


Callaway RAZR Fit Xtreme driver C has the adjustable OptiFit technology. The OptiFit hosel lets the golfer adjust face angle to open, square or closed positions. One-gram and 13-gram OptiFit weights let the golfer increase or decrease draw bias, with draw and neutral settings.

The RAZR Fit Xtreme's is the new driver Phil Mickleson is booming out there, with it's "Speed Frame Technology" focuses on distribution of stress across the clubface, optimizing stiffness characteristics to build a more efficient transfer of energy from clubface to golf ball. The result is faster ball speed, lower spin and more distance.The benefits ramp up as clubhead speed increases.

A new optic look at address is a smaller-sized head. The 440cc head (which comes with the lower-lofted versions) has a deeper, thinner face. The larger (460cc) clubheads on the higher-lofted models position the sweet spot where most higher-handicappers tend to miss driver shots - heel and toe. Face angle can be easily adjusted to square (neutral), open or closed positions using the company's Opti-Fit system.
The bold looks are taken from the Callaway Tour Authentic driver model.

Callaway X Hot Driver

The X Hot driver incorporates Speed Frame Face Technology, to address not just efficient energy transfer from club to ball, but also weight savings.

The thin, all-titanium head helps create a lighter swingweight and lighter overall clubweight, while the clubface has a tighter curvature to create a look preferred by better players at address.

Something new from Callaway is the X Hot Driver's "Draw Bias Progression." What that means is that as the driver loft increases, so does the draw bias: more draw bias in higher lofts, less in lower lofts. 

The X Hot driver is also adjustable through Callaway's OptiFit Hosel. Golfers can move the face angle to open, square or closed positions to affect ball flight.

The stock shaft is the Project X Velocity. The Standard Callaway X Hot Driver comes in lofts of 9.5, 10.5, 11.5 and 13 degrees, with a 460cc, matte-grey clubhead.

Taylor Made R1

The TaylorMade R1 driver allows you to can change the loft angle, the face angle, and use movable weights to affect shot shape.
  • Loft: Using what TaylorMade calls "Loft-Sleeve Technology" gives the golfer 12 possible settings for loft, ranging from 8 degrees to 12 degrees. With a standard lie angle, the golfer can choose from seven loft settings within that range; with an upright lie, there are five loft settings.
  • Face angles: The R1 driver can be set to one of seven face angles - neutral (square), slightly open, more open, maximum open, slightly closed, more closed and maximum closed. The golfer can change the face angle without affecting loft.
  • Taylor Made R1
  • Movable weights: The R1 driver includes two movable "shot shaping" weights. Changing the weights affects the clubhead's center of gravity location, moving the CG up to five millimeters. This can help promote a draw, or the weights can be set for a neutral (straight) trajectory.
TaylorMade RBZ Stage 2

The stock shaft in the TaylorMade R1 driver is the Aldila RIP Phenom 55, an ultralight graphite shaft for some extra "oomph" in clubhead speed. While it weighs only 55 grams, its design gives it the feel of a 65-gram shaft. It has a stiff tip and firm grip end, but a softer center for added kick. 

RocketBallz (RBZ) Stage 2 Driver.

The RBZ Stage 2 driver has a large address footprint, but the new version's clubface is deeper and larger than the original. Yet, TaylorMade says, the clubhead design overall is more aerodynamic, helping increase clubhead speed.

Ping G25 Driver

Ping G25 Driver
The Ping G25 driver with the adjustable-hosel is available in four lofts - 8.5, 9.5, 10.5 and 12 degrees, but each of those lofts is adjustable up or down by a half-degree.
The adjustable hosel is the same diameter as Ping's fixed hosels, , this is called the Trajectory Tuning Technology. The hosel adjustments that affect loft are made using a Ping wrench.

The G25 driver  looks striking with its charcoal, non-glare finish.
The clubhead is 460cc in volume, titanium, with an ultra-thin crown, but with internal structural support in the crown, sole and skirt intended to create a solid feel and sound. The center of gravity position is lower and deeper than in previous Ping drivers.

The Ping G25 driver comes with the TFC 189D graphite shaft as stock. It's a high-balance-point shaft, lightweight, and developed specifically for the G25.

Ping have brought out the adjustable Anser driver and this is available in 8.5, 9.5, 10.5 and 12 lofts.

Now you can fine tune your game with the trajectory tuning by adding or subtracting 1/2 a degree at a time. The Anser Driver has the dark matt non glare finish to it.

Cobra 2013

Cobra Golf are bringing out the MyFly colors - Silver, Directoire Blue, Barbados Red and Vibrant Orange - and the drivers, fairway woods and hybrids all share what Cobra is calling MyFly technology.

MyFly allows golfers to change the loft/trajectory of an AMP Cell driver, fairway or hybrid to one of six different settings

Cobra AMP Cell Pro
The AMP Cell drivers also have something Cobra calls SmartPad technology in the sole: the face angle remains square even when loft angle is changed via MyFly.

In addition to the color options and loft options, three versions are offered. The standard AMP Cell driver has a center-of-gravity position optimized for low- and mid-handicappers; the AMP Cell Pro is optimized for better players; and the AMP Cell Offset has a CG positioned more toward the heel to help counter a slice. This is just available in Black.

The standard Cobra AMP Cell driver can be adjusted for lofts ranging from 8.5 to 11.5 degrees (including two draw settings), has a Fujikura Fuel shaft.

The AMP Cell Pro's lofts range from 7.5 to 10.5, including two fade settings, has a slightly smaller head and an MRC Kurokage shaft.

Nike Driver 2013

 The VR_S Covert driver is  the world's first-ever high-speed cavity back driver..The standard model has a 460cc clubhead and lofts that adjust from 8.5 to 12.5 degrees.

The cavity back in this case is a significant notch out of the sole near the rear of the clubhead. The point of the cavity is to redistribute weight to the perimeter of the clubhead. The cavity means more of the VR_S Covert's clubhead weight is in the heel and toe, boosting moment of inertia, increasing forgiveness, and reducing distance loss on off-center strikes.

The VR_S Covert driver also comes with Nike's FlexLoft adjustability system, which allows golfers, through a pull-turn-and-tighten maneuver, to adjust loft angle and face angle independent of one another. There are 15 different options for loft/face angle in the VR_S Covert.

Nike's top driver for 2013 is the VR_S Covert Tour, has the ability to change to loft and face angle up to 1.5 degrees closed, but real slicers are going to want more. Each loft setting features three face-angle positions.


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