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Test Flight! – 2015 Hot Shots

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Put To The Test

Customers weigh in on the hottest drivers, fairway woods and hybrids!

Southern California Roger Dunn Golf Shops customers to join us for a day on the driving range testing the latest golf equipment and and recording the results. We narrowed the search to seven golfers of various abilities to test clubs from nine top manufacturers at Strawberry Farms Golf Club in Orange County, considered one of the top high-end courses in the region. In this issue we look at drivers, fairway woods and hybrids, while in our next edition we will feature top irons and wedges.

With so many options in golf equipment today, shoppers can be overwhelmed with where to even begin. The beauty of all these options is that manufacturers have found ways to accommodate nearly every skill levels on the golf course. With that in mind, we gathered a group of everyday golfers to put the most popular brands on the market to the test on the driving range. Here’s what they had to say…

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DRIVERS: CALLAWAY XR

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THE BASICS: Speed is the driving force behind the new Callaway XR driver. An aerodynamic crown, an R•MOTO face, and maximum shaft load have created a titanium driver that reduces drag and maximizes speed through the swing.

WHAT THEY SAID…

“Looks good. Lightweight and adjustable.” – Robert Lindsay

“Gorgeous all-black club with nice distance.” – Laura Qvistgaard

“Head shape is a bit weird, but it’s easy to swing and I like the matte finish.” – Roy Giannini

“A bit on the heavy side. Impact is different, but I really like the grip and feel of the club.” – Javier Chavez

Shop Callaway Here: http://www.worldwidegolfshops.com/Callaway-Golf/4014/Brands

 FAIRWAY WOODS: TAYLORMADE R15

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THE BASICS: First fairway wood with sliding weight for shot shape adjusta- bility. The most ad- justable fairway wood to date. New Front Track system performs like a speed pocket, reducing spin and increasing size of sweet spot.

WHAT THEY SAID…

“I like the adjustability and weight.” – Robert Lindsay

“Easy to control, forgives bad hits and swings fast.” – Javier Chavez

Shop TaylorMade Here: http://www.worldwidegolfshops.com/TaylorMade/4106/Brands

HYBRIDS: Ping G30 

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THE BASICS: To increase face deflection and ball speed for adding distance with a higher peak trajectory, the 17-4 stainless steel face uses a stronger H900 heat-treat- ment process, making it thin but strong. The result is more distance with the steeper landing angle to hold shots on the green.

WHAT THEY SAID…

“Very smooth, light and goes far.” – Roy Giannini

“One of my favorites, great feel on the swing and impact.” – Javier Chavez “Solid!” – John Brent

Shop Ping Here: http://www.worldwidegolfshops.com/PING/4078/Brands