Tim Reed, VP of R&D:
"Our goal is to take
the best attributes from our previous Hybrid fairway
woods and develop a club that
provides more playability from all types of
lies and conditions. We achieve this by
optimizing the mass properties and utilizing a more
cambered sole that helps to cut through turf."
How it works: The premise is to combine hybrid-like
versatility with fairway-wood distance under one roof.
The club's "hybrid-like" head properties improve MOI
and create lower spin for increased distance. (The
"Boxer" head shape delivers 12 percent higher MOI
than standard fairway woods.) The aerodynamic design
enables you to swing faster, too. Added sole camber
(heel to toe) makes it playable from almost any lie.
The Speedline Draw Hybrid-fairway wood starts
with the same basic principles. "Then we increase
inertia around the hosel for better stability and move the
CG farther back to get the ball in the air," adds Reed.