From Golf Magazine (ClubTest, January 2008)
WE TESTED: 8.5°, 9.5°, 10.5°, 11.5° in Fujikura SV3014 graphite shaft
COMPANY LINE: "The 'starburst power face' creates more uniform clubface deformation at impact, which increases the effective sweet area for more forgiveness and distance on off center hits. The face has a 4-zone design, where bulge and roll differs in four different zones, to control sidespin."
OUR TEST PANEL SAYS:
Pros: Pleasing feel and feedback rate as high as any club tested; nice combo of neutral aesthetics plus playability; more substantial than other clubs while swinging, like it's an extension of your arm; center shots are very gratifying; misses are well-disguised; red-and black color scheme looks powerful; better players often see an easy draw; ball jumps off face; good players can turn it both directions; a sound, reliable instrument; flies on a low, strong trajectory without ballooning.
Cons: Mid-handicappers find that misses can be magnified; may not get a look by some due its lack of name recognition, but it's worth a try.
"So much feedback I could feel the dimples. After two or three shots, I just knew I'd hit it well every time." - Shelby Yastrow (7)
$299, graphite srixon