ClubTest 2008: Drivers Game-Improvement
GOLF Magazine asked golfers will handicaps between 10 and 20 to try some of the newest game-improvement drivers on the market. Here's how they rated the 10 best.
Adams Insight XTD a3
We tested: 9.5° and 10.5° in Aldila DVS 55 graphite shaft. Shaft length: 46"
Company line: "We've expanded the impact zone of the face, for maximized ball speed on center and off-center hits, while 'Boxer technology' pushes mass away from the face and into the corners for higher MOI."
Our Test Panel Says:
PROS: Its longest shots are arguably the longest in the field; looks round but square...square but round; provides stability you can sense at impact; many prefer the medium ball flight; head is just heavy enough to feel throughout the swing; square look is not as radical as in years past high-tech without being bizarre; interesting, pleasing sensation at impact.
CONS: Susceptible to pushes and fades, likely due to the longer shaft; misses stray well to the right; too often, testers don't get through the shot.
"This head design promotes stability." Rich Bernstein (12)
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