2016 Gear Guide

Our annual guide to the latest golf gear, clubs, balls and shoes

2016 Gear Guide

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.

2016 Gear Guide: Tips from the Pros Who Help the Pros

2016 Gear Guide: Drivers

2016 Gear Guide: Hybrids and Fairway Woods

2016 Gear Guide: Irons

2016 Gear Guide: Wedges

2016 Gear Guide: Putters

2016 Gear Guide: Balls

2016 Gear Guide: Shoes


The 2016 Gear Guide appeared in the April issue of Colorado AvidGolfer. View the complete gear guide below:

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