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The company's forte is a smooth integration between hybrids and scoring clubs. The Idea a7 delivers two hybrids (in place of 3- and 4-irons), a transition club (hollow-headed 5-hybrid) and cavity-back irons (6-iron to PW). Hybrid updates include a sleeker look (the boxy shape is gone), more sole camber and a 41-gram backweight for added forgiveness and easier launch. $499, steel; $599, graphite adamsgolf.com
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The CG7 BP has the same chassis as the existing CG7 irons. The differences, of course, are a new finish (rich-looking black pearl) and a laser-milled clubface and grooves. These grooves, in fact, are the same aggressive "zip" grooves that you'll find on Cleveland's popular wedges. Expect to get loads of spin from the CG7 BP, particularly with the shorter irons. $699, steel; $799, graphite clevelandgolf.com
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This techie design saves weight in key areas (lightweight polymer topline, toe insert and urethane sole plug) and distributes mass where it's needed. For instance, S2 boasts more weight in the low heel and toe (to increase moment of inertia). An aluminum back plate dampens vibration and enhances overall feel. Lastly, the stepped sole delivers greater versatility. $599, steel; $699, graphite cobragolf.com
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The updated CTP (Custom Tuning Port) increases perimeter weighting and MOI while a wider sole produces higher launch angles. A thinner clubface (by 5 grams) is said to increase ball speed (1-2 mph faster equals 3-6 yards longer carry than the G10 iron). Strong lofts take full advantage of these high-launch characteristics for max carry. $699, steel; $899, graphite ping.com
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Hollow-headed 3- through 6-irons have a thin, "unsupported" face (it creates a "wraparound" design) that leads to increased clubface flexibility. This combines with the firm's "inverted cone" design to boost ball speed across the face. The hollow chamber is filled with lightweight foam and a silicone shock absorber to control pitch and sound. R9 short irons have a low-CG sole design and vibration dampening layer in the cavity. $799, steel; $999, graphite taylormadegolf.com
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The new-and-improved AP1 has a smaller blade length and less offset than the previous version. It features a 65-gram tungsten nickel bar along the sole (the center of gravity is 8 percent lower) for added forgiveness. A thinner face with a cavity medallion (made of aluminum and soft elastomer) elicits solid, lively impact feel. The proprietary lightweight Nippon steel shaft facilitates shotmaking. $699, steel; $899, graphite titleist.com
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A 10-gram stainless steel ring in the cavity positions more weight toward the heel and toe and contributes to a higher MOI. The one-piece "response insert" stretches across the entire cavity for improved feel and sound. Modified U-grooves combine with higher CG (behind the sweet spot) to create higher spin for shot-shaping control. $499, steel; $599, graphite wilsonstaff.com