From Golf Magazine ClubTest 2012 (May, 2012)
Category: Game-Improvement Fairway Woods
WE TESTED: 3+/F (13°), 3/F (16°), 5/F (18°), 7/F (20°) with Graphite Design Tour AD graphite shaft
KEY TECHNOLOGIES: The oversize head has a shallow clubface and tungsten rails to produce high-launching shots (which spin more than AMP woods). The Carpenter 465 maraging steel face provides a hot, lively feel. Dual alignment lines on the crown make aiming a snap.
OUR TESTERS SAY: One of the top-rated clubs tested. Among the best in show for distance, playability and feel.
PLAYABILITY: The head glides effortlessly through rough and other trouble lies; prevailing flight is high and straight; a few guys find it easy to draw.
ACCURACY/FORGIVENESS: Even the stronger lofts work hard to keep shots in play; minimal sidespin allows you to zone in on targets.
DISTANCE: Shots jet off the face and carry high and far; even off-center hits go better-than-average distance.
FEEL: The face delivers a hot, lively impact sensation; positive, tangible feel at impact with little vibration to hands.
LOOK: The large head and yellow sightlines/alignment aids on the crown give the sense that you’ll crush the ball down the fairway; neon yellow grips make a bold statement.
Bright color scheme can be distracting and is a real turnoff for some testers; stronger players might not get optimal results from high ball flight.
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