Over the last month the biggest brands in golf have been busy launching new clubs. Titleist has launched new 909 drivers and Scotty Cameron putters, PING has launched a Rapture v2 range, PING iWi putters and PING s57 irons, Callaway has launched a new square driver – the Callaway FT-iQ. Cleveland has launched a new Launched driver and Mizuno has produced new irons and a hybrid. Wilson too has launched new Di9 irons and Nike has launched a whole new range.
Here we select our five favourite items recently launched, all well worth a closer inspection if you are in the market.
1. PING Rapture v2 irons
PING’s new Rapture v2 irons bring new meaning to the word forgiveness. Whilst we aren’t hugely keen on chunky looking irons, it’s hard to argue with how easy these are to strike well. If you are serious about improving your consistency off the deck, these are a must-try.
2. Callaway FT-iQ driver
The original square driver from Callaway was undoubtedly very straight but it lacked distance. To resolve this problem they’ve made the Callaway FT-iQ as aerodynamic as possible. The result is a great looking club that’s extremely easy to hit straight and long.
3. Titleist Scotty Cameron Studio Select Newport Squareback
This has all the feel you’d expect from a good Scotty Cameron putter with the added bonus of a square head that helps alignment. Very impressive.
4. Nike Victory Red Forged Split Cavity irons
Over the ball they look like a classic blade but from the back you can see a sizeable cavity that really helps forgiveness. The forged feel was a real winner that we reckon any decent ball striker will enjoy using.
5. Mizuno MX Fli-Hi utility
Over the ball the long head has a, shall we say, distinctive look. But the performance was extremely impressive. Powerful, easy to use from a variety of lies and offering good control this is an excellent utility that wowed the GM team.