WHAT WE DID
Five testers handicaps: 5, 14, 15, 19, 20 hit balls with each one of the eight test models. Hooked up to a launch monitor, the testers hit clubs in varying order. Well-struck shots were recorded, and we averaged the testers' totals. The charts at left show how the clubs stack up.
WHAT WE LEARNED
• Trajectory: The Bridgestone GC (19Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â°) and Nicklaus Dual Point (21Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â°) launch highest and spin the most, which lead to the highest overall ball flight. The Sonartec and Callaway have the lowest ball flight.
• Distance: The Cobra Baffler DWS (18Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â°) produces the longest carry. The difference between the longest and shortest models is 9 1/2 yards.