In testing the average distance gained over 30 balls, we found the Epic was 9. Do either or both of them have the strength to challenge the best golf clubs on our list? Control and Performance This one is the biggest challenge of all. Faces are getting thinner, heads are becoming more aerodynamic and almost every top brand has some sort of speed-inducer on the sole. Titanium clubfaces in the X irons provide a larger sweet spot as well, and faster ball speeds to increase distance. But this is still a fantastic club, which suits pretty much any player. You certainly have no doubt about the performance of this outstanding club as it is absolutely a pure treat when it comes to forgiveness, playability, distance control and accuracy.
The short irons feel great and overall the set provides ample distance due to the lighter steel shafts and slightly aggressive lofts. Interestingly at least to me that push came more from our readers than from the industry. If you are in the market for a new driver this season, this test is for you. Bending the elbows breeds inconsistency. Confidence boosting feel is another aspect that makes this club as one of the best forgiving irons in the golf.
Would you be willing to help by giving a donation? Stachura: This is something that should get average golfers excited: The area of the face that produces the highest ball speeds, the highest springlike effect allowed, is not a single point on the face or even the size of a thumbtack. Other than that, the ball flight is also quite straight and smooth. No matter, it connects the sweet spot or not, the feel is exquisite. For those golfers seeking maximum distance and straighter strikes without having to swing harder, the Wilson Staff D350 irons are for you. Or you aim to use it from the fairway and first cut to improve your approach shots. All testing was conducted inside our fully independent test facility located in Virginia. The value is based on the probability of success on your next shot.
Golf Digest may earn a portion of sales from products that are purchased through our site as part of our Affiliate Partnerships with retailers. Quick overview — we identify the best performing driver based on strokes gained for each tester. So, a wonderful package overall for sure. Rounding out the First Class category is Bent Tree Country Club in Dallas. Features like adjustability are now standard across even the most basic of ranges. This is underpinned by the Twist Face, which, like the M3, compensates off-centre hits with spin to limit the effects of the imperfect strike. There is no doubt that a hybrid allows you to have a higher launch and ball flight in order to carry the ball a bit further.
I found this Rangefinder to be extremely disappointing. When choosing a hybrid there are a number of factors to consider, but try keep it to two thing in particular. But think about how that putter is going to help you get the ball in the hole, or at least closer to the hole to eliminate those three-putts. Take that old driver of yours to a great fitter with a launch monitor and get totally dialed in. For years, Craig Ranch has gone toe-to-toe with the big boys in our Elite Class rankings, and its golf course and amenities are top-notch, evidenced by the number of Tour pros that set up shop out there.
The scream distance and ease of use. Brilliant in performance and outclass in Looks. Also, for categories like spin, is lower considered just automatically better? Shot Area is what is commonly called dispersion. Your arms do not hang freely from your shoulders through the stroke. I appreciate you guys so much and feel bad for you when people over analyze your data. That means your shots travel farther and straighter without any extra effort. Grain Flow Forged from a single billet of 1025E Pure Select Mild Carbon steel for exceptional feel.
Based on the data, it appears every club manufacturer went backwards. Undoubtedly aimed at the better player, but boy oh boy are these just spectacular. Actually less distance but was left bias Vice right like the Epic. The homemade ice cream is a nice cherry on top. Odyssey say each head is precision-milled, with a weight-saving aluminium red section contrasting with an elegant, milled black stainless steel body. Your eyes are way inside the line at address.
Neither was longer nor straighter. What really appealed to us was the excellent flow of the set which provided the same level of performance, feel and forgiveness. Assessment Criteria In general irons have the most stability in terms of the golf market as new models are only released every year to two years. You seriously get a psychological edge when you stand over the ball and look down at the fierce lines on the 915D2 Driver. But with less shape particularly in comes more consistency, which in turn results in lower scoring. Overall a complete package without any major flaws. On any given day, the clubhouse is usually littered with some of the most powerful movers and shakers in Dallas, and the club truly stays ahead of the curve with tweaks and improvements almost every year.