Ping’s latest game-improvement iron finds similarities with recent Ping hybrid models. Unlike any of its predecessors, the Ping G700 features the first hollow-body for a set of irons in the history of the company. The successful design of the Ping Crossover hybrid acts as a direct influence for the G700 irons. The hollow-body is meant to push distance and forgiveness to the max. The thin face combines with body design to make the club perform more like a metalwood. Ping has always been known for their game-improvement irons. Now, the G700 model aims to take the next step in creating a forgiving design.
Looking for an option to step up your game as an already skilled golfer? Callaway has a new offering for you in the X Forged UT utility iron. The iron furthers the progression from the X-Prototype utility iron that Callaway released in 2012. The utility iron introduced the same technological benefits often found in game-improvement clubs, but for elite golfers.
The new X Forged UT features a face design that has been used in Callaway’s game improvement irons for the past four years, combined with the sleek shape found in the new X Forged irons. With a forged hosel and body and the use of a CG in line with the clubface center, the club is sure to appeal to better players.
TaylorMade has added a new twist to golf club technology. Today, the company revealed a first look at their M3 and M4 woods and irons. The biggest talking point? New Twist Face technology, which features driver faces with a twist in the low heel and high toe.
TaylorMade offers the Twist Face concept to combat the tendency for overcorrection and fairway misses when players make high toe or low heel hits. After conducting research on thousands of shots, TaylorMade found that the traditional bulge style face wasn’t meeting expectations. Adjustments to the faces on the M3 and M4 line are meant to correct this. You can read more about the Twist Face technology here.
Another step-forward for the M3 driver is found in the weight and track system. The M3 features a potential 13,000 setups between the adjustable weights and the adjustable hosel, which doubles the number possible in the 2017 M1. Similar improvements are made to the adjustability of the M3 fairway woods and hybrid.
Along with the new woods, TaylorMade announced the M3 and M4 irons. Adjustments to the irons include new technology called RIBCOR, a new support system inside the head that is meant to provide faster ballspeed across the entire face.
A first look is now available for those curious about Callaway’s next driver installment following the GBB Epic. According to the USGA Conforming List, the next driver will be called the Rogue. It will also come in a Sub Zero version. The listing doesn’t describe all of the changes that there will be compared to the Epic, but it does mention the return of the Jail Break Technology. The heads will also feature weights in the soles and adjustable hosels, like the Epic. There is no word yet on a release date, which will surely come with Callaway’s official announcement.
As 2017 comes to a close, the promise of new golf clubs in 2018 is just around the corner. While many players will spring to try out the latest and greatest, the equipment released this year remains capable as ever. Maybe you’ve been playing with the same old clubs for a while, and are ready to try out some of the latest technology. Or maybe you finally have the extra cash to upgrade, but don’t want to jump right to the newest 2018 models and their price points. As we pointed out recently, buying used clubs is an excellent way to save money while still receiving great value.
Prices on used 2017 clubs will only continue to drop as the 2018 models are released. That makes the releases from this year the perfect path to a less expensive yet impactful boost to your game. But where to start? Thankfully, months of playing with 2017 models has allowed plenty of time for critical feedback and ratings online. We’ve compiled a list of some of the best clubs from this past year based on reviews from Golf Digest, Golf WRX, and Golf.com. For this list, we’ll look at drivers, fairway woods, hybrids, and irons.
Wilson has announced a new line of clubs to add to their golf family. All of the new Staff C300 clubs feature Wilson’s “Power Hole Technology”, a design that places urethane-filled through holes around the faces of the clubs with the purpose of increasing distance and ballspeed.