Our annual guide to the latest golf gear, clubs, balls and shoes
Thin Is In. The design features found in bigheaded drivers of recent vintage have spread to the rest of the golf bag. Fairway metals and hybrids now have super-thin faces with variable thickness, all the better to yield tremendous spring-like effect and more forgiveness on off-center strikes. Iron heads have followed in the multi-material design with high-tech forging to yield thin faces. The hollow heads include slots for more spring and inner materials like tungsten weights for forgiveness and polymers to enhance feel, sound and confidence. The only club immune to the thinning trend is the flatstick. With the anchoring ban now in effect, putters weigh in heavier and now feature counterweighting options to promote a steady stroke.
The 2016 Gear Guide appeared in the April issue of Colorado AvidGolfer. View the complete gear guide below: