Guest Author - Letta Meinen
Golf Magazine has had features on new clubs for the men but the June issue has suggestions for new clubs for Ladies to jump start their game. This interested me as I just purchased new clubs earlier this year and was wondering just what new things are available. It starts with what they call The Shop with good advice for all your equipment needs. It started with the Cleveland Launcher an Ultralite Driver that is good for slower swingers to help them get bigger tee shots. With a headline like that should alert every senior or lady golfer to want to try out this new driver?
This driver should fit any golfer whose swing is measured at 85 miles per hour and by decreasing the weight in the head could help you swing it faster. They suggest a loft of 12 degree and a flexible longer than standard shaft. This all sounds great but I would suggest you try it out before buying as the cost is listed at $299.00. They used two pages to pump up this Cleveland Driver but it does make sense if it does all it is promoted to do to get you greater distance off the tee.
The article continues to the Ladies Day suggestions and here they promote two drivers the first the Callaway FT-9 driver and it is listed at $399.00 and reviewed by Jeff Cotton and he states that this driver has a design that produces the most balanced highest performing driver possible. Now that is quite a statement but he adds many other reasons why this driver will improve your distance and also work on your miss hits. Now that should be a winner. The next driver at $299.00 is the Cobra S9-1 and reviewed by Josh Breier and he promote the new design head shape plus also a hotter point performance. He also points out the S9-1 then mentions geometry and that is when he lost me.
The article mentions two sets of irons the first Mizuno MW-100 irons at $699.00 and reviewed by David Liewellyn where he states the forgiveness due to hybrid long irons and says there isnít anything out there more forgiving and more playable. He made some good suggestions as to why these irons will help you hit the sweet spot for more accurate shots. The second irons are a review of Ping Rhapsody irons at $899.00 by Brad Schweigert and he says these irons are engineered with larger loft to provide useful distances between irons. They have the thick, heavy soles to give you a high launch. This set starts with the #5 down to the pitching wedge. My new set of irons starts with the #6 and has the heavy sole like a hybrid and down to the Sand Wedge. I do like the way they feel.
The final review is the Nike Slingshot HL irons and cost $699.00 and is reviewed by Tom Stites and he says these slingshot irons have a great blend of easy to hit hybrids. The three, four and five are hybrid replacements while the six to pitching wedge all feature a houndstooth print on the inset that brings a feminine touch. Now isnít that cute I never thought that would help sell golf clubs. If they work and can lower your score go for it, but try them out first before dropping that amount of cash. That applies to any new club you are thinking of purchasing. As the saying goes, new for now but wait until next year as a whole new variety is on the drawing boards.