Cleveland HiBore fairway woods

February 16, 2007

More time on the links isn’t doing much good for my game. I just showed off my vaunted power draw for the friendly souls of Cleveland Golf. They’re in town to showcase new HiBore fairway woods (available late summer). Its crown is inverted, exactly like HALO hybrids and just-debuted HiBore drivers. This scooped design saves weight and repositions the center of gravity lower and more rearward to limit head twist at impact.

The HiBore feels like a trusted friend after just a few swings. It has a lively face with plenty of pop. The compact, low-profile design is appealing to my eye-my confidence in it is rewarded because the leading edge cut through turf, making it easy to use from tight fairway lies or in rough.

$229, steel, $275, graphite;