Equipment: Gifts for your Game

Treat yourself this holiday season to the latest and greatest

The holidays are already upon us, and there’s a lot to wish for come this season. The top manufacturers in golf have just revealed many of their new products for the winter. Whether you’ve been naughty or nice, you’re gonna love these new clubs.

Scotty Cameron’s Futura X5 putters ($375-$425/depending on model) come in several flavors, including a Dual Balanced edition. These wing-shaped, multi-material mallets feature a stainless steel body and aluminum sole plate, plus an aluminum center that allows for a thicker face and higher MOI.

Cleveland Golf’s CG Black driver ($349) has a low CG and lightweight construction that collectively yield a high launch and revved-up clubhead speed. Which means more distance for slower swing speeds, seniors and women.

Adams Golf’s first-ever Tight Lies hybrid ($180) features a new nearly-invisible Ghost Slot in the crown that reduces stress on the face while creating a fast ball speed and high launch. Upside-down shaping and a low profile translate to a low CG.

TaylorMade’s RSi 1 irons  ($899/graphite, $799/steel) aim to improve shot consistency and distance on off-center hits. Slots at the heel and toe in the 3-8 irons — just outside the score lines — are cut through the face and filled with an epoxy compound, for more consistent distance across the thin face.

Callaway’s Big Bertha hybrid  ($249) is adjustable for loft, lie and shot shape. A Hyper Speed face means high ball speed for center and off-center hits. Available in lofts of 19, 22, 25, 28 and 31 degrees.

Titleist’s high-MOI 915  ($499) comes in two versions — each designed for distance with forgiveness through an “Active Recoil Channel” on the sole, clubface that boosts ball speed on mis-hits, and adjustable loft. The pear-shaped 460cc D2 maximizes forgiveness and is easier to draw. The deep-faced 440cc D3 has no draw bias, is more workable and generates less ball spin.

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