Nickent continues to push the hybrid category forward with its multi-material 4DX. The 4DX Ironwood, a long-iron replacement, and 4DX Utility, a substitute for high-lofted fairway woods, braze a titanium crown to a steel body. Swapping a steel crown for titanium means 10 grams more discretionary weight is spread around the club's perimeter to create more stability. You'll see the benefit on off-center shots. Tweaking the club's mass properties also produces a more penetrating, low-spin ball flight than the 3DX DC, the allstainless holdover. Which makes 4DX a first-rate option for high-ball hitters and those who trap it. $179, steel, $199, graphite; nickentgolf.com
These indentations give 4DX a handsome, high-tech appearance. They minimize turf drag in heavy grass and are housings for weight inserts.
4DX Ironwood: 14Ã‚Â°, 15.5Ã‚Â°, 17Ã‚Â°, 18.5Ã‚Â°, 20Ã‚Â°, 21.5Ã‚Â°, 23Ã‚Â°, 24.5Ã‚Â°, 26Ã‚Â° and 29Ã‚Â°. 4DX Utility: 13Ã‚Â°, 15Ã‚Â°, 17Ã‚Â°, 19Ã‚Â° and 21Ã‚Â°.
Each tungstenpolymer insert weighs 4 grams. Nickent will switch plugs for you to modify swing weight and flight.
The 0.4-mm titanium crown is three times lighter than the stainless steel one it replaced.