Watch a Champions Tour event and you'll see players like Tom Kite, Loren Roberts, and even Greg Norman hitting the ball longer than ever. 'I carry it 295,' the Shark told us recently, 'compared to 280 in my prime.' Credit titanium, lightweight shafts, high MOIs, and a bunch of other cool stuff that you should be using, too. Here's some senior-friendly technology that will knock decades off your game.
To outdrive your grandson, try...
The Cleveland Launcher DST Driver Weighing in at a feathery 294 grams, the Launcher DST is about 25 grams lighter than most standard drivers, yet heavy enough that it retains a solid feel at impact. With a shaft that measures nearly 46 inches, the Launcher's also longer than standard, promoting increased swing speed and distance. $300, clevelandgolf.com
2 of 4Adams Golf
To reach more greens, try...
The Adams a7OS Hybrid Irons The easiest way to gain trajectory and distance with your irons is to replace them with hybrids. Designed with Adams' patented gapping technology, this set is comprised of five hybrids and three game-improvement irons, all of which are available with Grafalloy's ProLaunch Axis graphite shafts in senior flex. $699/graphite shaft, adamsgolf.com
3 of 4Bridgestone
To increase your ball speed, try...
Bridgestone's TreoSoft ball If you've been playing with a Tour-grade ball, it may be time to try a model with a softer compression core like the TreoSoft. Designed specifically to maximize distance for players with moderate clubhead speed, the TreoSoft features Bridgestone's soft gradational compression core technology that allows for better energy transfer at impact. $21.99/dozen, bridgestonegolf.com
4 of 4PING
To walk more rounds, try...
PING's 4 Under stand bag Ditch the cart and grab a lightweight stand bag like the 4 Under, which tips the scales at you guessed it less than 4 pounds (sans clubs). This featherweight also comes with a hip pad for added comfort and double-bend "Mantis" legs that automatically retract when not in use. $135, ping.com
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