History of golf driver development

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History of golf driver development

It has been 148 year for golf history since the British Open in 1986. The change from private noble sports to Civilian-based fashion sports have happened during that time. Golf equipment also changed from simple appliances to various sports equipments. Among them, the driver always represents the style of the times and is a sign of the ball with its stage of development as well.

1. Primary stage: Hickory Overall Type
Hickory as the main processing of materials, with a hickory handle as a whole to the head and processed, the basic shapes to circular 1 / 2 or 2 / 3 cutting, forming semi-circular, or 2 / 3 circle head shape. With the development of iron and steel industry, its head or face inlaid into the bottom of the copper, beryllium copper or iron or steel surfaces at the end in order to increase its wear resistance and Drivable. During this period, the service life of wood and the use efficiency is a prominent problem. [Read more...]

Adjusted for Everyone TaylorMade R9 Driver Review

Adjusted for Everyone TaylorMade R9 Driver ReviewAdjusted for Everyone TaylorMade R9 Driver Review

Author: stratocaster

TaylorMade-adidas Golf is a pioneer in golf club adjustability when it introduced its r7 quad driver in 2004. And over the last few years, one company has dominated the driver count on the major Tours. TaylorMade drivers are found in the bags of more Tour professionals than any other manufacturer. Their latest driver, the TaylorMade R9 driver adds an adjustable hosel to the moveable weight technology that has been so successful.

This is a real good driver and many shops are offering discount for golf purchasers who buy the R9 driver. What a seduction! But don't hurry, let's check out what Technologies have been applied to the TaylorMade R9 driver:

Flight Control Technology - This is a cool and upcoming technology. This allows the player to easily move or change loft, lie and face angle! FCT uses a sleeve that is positioned over the tip of the shaft to accomplish. The sleeve can be rotated into different positions, changing the characteristics of the head, by loosening the bolt that secures the sleeve and shaft into the clubhead.

Movable Weight Technology - is nothing new for TM. The clubhead weight can be changed to by the player to change the characteristics of the club. This allows the golfer to optimize CG. [Read more...]

Golf Digest Hot List

Golf Digest Hot List

Author: lynn

We know you get just as excited as we do when new golf equipment is released, be it a spanking new driver, shiny new irons or a new flat stick aimed at helping you hole more putts. Here we bring you news of the newest and most mouth-wateringly gorgeous products on sale before anyone else...


Callaway FT IZ – I think Callaway have produced a brilliant. They have made use of carbon fibre technology and excellent weight placement to minimise weight and place it in the areas that matter, behind the face of the club. Combine this with the look of the club and I think you have the best driver in 2010. [Read more...]

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