Equipment: Add To Your Arsenal

Need distance, accuracy, or convenience? It’s available.

Maybe your game needs a little pick-me-up? Even if it doesn’t, you may want to consider some of these exciting new products that have just hit the market. Everyone has some aspect of their game to improve, after all.

TaylorMade’s Tour Preferred UDI ($199) is also known as the “Ultimate Driving Iron.” Available in 1-, 2- and 3-irons, it features hollow construction with a carpenter steel clubface and milled score lines. Its Speed Pocket allows the clubface to flex more on low-face shots, for consistent distance.

Cobra Golf’s adjustable BIO CELL Pro titanium driver ($299) features a 440cc clubhead with a very low center of gravity that translates to distance. Its eight loft settings include three with a fade bias. For added measure, the sole helps square the face at address, regardless of the loft setting.

Oban Composites’ Kiyoshi Tour Limited shaft ($490) for drivers and fairway woods offers control and feel for golfers yearning to improve accuracy and distance. It’s designed to maintain its geometric shape during the load and unload sequence, for a more energy-efficient swing.

Callaway Golf’s Big Bertha V Series driver ($399) is billed as the “fastest Bertha yet,” thanks to its lightweight materials and forged composite crown. The clubhead weighs just 290 grams, and its aerodynamic shaping lowers drag through the entire swing, yielding fast swing speeds. The company’s proprietary “Hyper Speed” face aims to deliver high ball speed, even on mis-hits. Golfers can tune an adjustable hosel to eight different loft and lie angle combinations. Matching Big Bertha V Series fairway woods ($249 each) are also built to generate ball speed and thus distance, and are available in 3-, 5-, 7- and 9-woods, plus a 20.5-degree Heavenwood.

Cleveland Golf’s 588 RTX 2.0 wedge ($130) gives golfers more control and versatility. The face yields more consistent spin from all conditions, thanks to steep groove walls with sharp radii and a fresh face milling pattern. Three new sole grinds improve turf interaction.

Mizuno’s MP-15 ($1,100/graphite shafts, $1,000/steel) is a forgiving forged iron that was in part developed with Luke Donald’s feedback on impact feel and sound. The club features a vibration management technology, compact head, and a new 3D Ti Muscle Technology that expands the sweet spot.

PlusBlue’s handheld portable charger ($70) can help golfers recharge a dying cell phone — without the need of plugging it into a wall. There are two sizes available, and the unit can be custom engraved.

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