From Golf Magazine ClubTest 2013 (March 2013)
Bobby Jones by Jesse Ortiz
Category: Max Game-Improvement Drivers
WE TESTED: 9°, 10.5°, 12.75°/OLA with Graphite Design Tour AD graphite shaft
DISTANCE: Sneaky long, largely due to lower backspin numbers and impressive roll — the ball hits the ground running.
ACCURACY/FORGIVENESS: Off-center hits aren't punished; nothing wildly left or right here.
FEEL: Head seems very light but is easy to keep track of during the swing; metallic sound; heavy and powerful at impact, with a jump off the face.
PLAYABILITY: One of the easier drivers to hit consistent draws with — great for players who spend a lot of time in the right rough; ball flight tends to be lower than normal, although adjustability allows you to get a higher launch.
LOOK: Latest entry into the world of white drivers with Lexus pearl-color crown; pear-shaped clubhead is not as triangular as previous Bobby Jones designs, and looks massive next to the ball.
Harsh, ear-piercing, aluminum bat sound at impact; some testers find the club's slightly lower launch and spin to be a detriment, as shots tend to knuckle and fall out of the sky too quickly.
BOTTOM LINE: This loud-sounding club offers performance worthy of living with the noise, especially in terms of distance due to lower spin.
HOT STIX'S TAKE
Spin: Low to mid
Square-to-closed face creates lower spin than most Max GI clubs for added consistency.
From Golf Magazine (August 2012)
Price: $349, graphite
Designed for: Recreational golfers with average swing speeds, although better players could benefit with the proper shaft.
Bobby Jones’s first adjustable driver allows you to tweak the face angle: square, 1° closed or 2° closed. The all-titanium body (more rigid than heads with carbon fiber) improves energy transfer by reducing impact vibration. Its beta titanium "cup face" enables more of the face to flex, to increase ball speeds on off-center hits. A sloped crown lowers the club’s CG, which can lead to a higher flight. Comes in 9°, 10.5° or 13° lofts with Graphite Design G-Series shafts in 45” (50 grams), 46” (40 grams), or 47” (40 grams).