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Launch Pad 2012
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Tom Landers
 
By Tom Landers
Published on 10/24/2012
 


Launch Pad 2012
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2012 LaunchPad

                     
                       


  Titleist 913 Driver
                       
he Titleist 913 driver uses the same SureFit Tour (SFT) adjustable hosel as the company’s 910 model but Titleist says the new version has more speed, more distance and more performance. The 913 has a thicker center piece that thins back down and away from the center, which results in maximum ball speed over a bigger area to help miss hits go further. More distance and performance is achieved through better launch conditions, the result of a neutral axis. This places the center of gravity of the clubhead on the axis for maximum energy transfer. With the center of gravity moved closer to the neutral axis, it allows the club to produce lower spin than 910 D2 for longer carry.

Price: $399
                              www.titleist.com

                     
                       


                         
                        Datrek F-15 Golf Bag
                       
Datrek has added the F-15 cart bag to its line for 2013. The sporty looking F-15 cart bag features a 15-way top with an integrated oversized putter well and soft grip handles for easy loading. The  bag is made of 1680D and 900D nylon fabric with a 15-way organizer top including full-length individual dividers. The top includes an oversized soft grip putter well and two soft grip handles for carrying and loading convenience. There is ample storage room in the F-15 cart bag with 10 pockets that are all easily accessible when the bag is on the cart. The F-15 cart bag is available in black with five accent colors--orange, royal, silver, lime green and red. The bag will begin shipping to golf shops and golf specialty stores in early November.

                         

$199.95
                            www.Datrek.com

                     
                       

Cobra’s AMP CELL and AMP CELL Pro Drivers
                        Cobra Golf’s AMP CELL and AMP CELL Pro Drivers feature Cobra’s new breakthrough MyFly technology, allowing golfers to select from six different loft/trajectory settings (in one club) for optimized performance and distance based on a golfers’ swing or weather and course conditions. The AMP CELL is offered in four colors--Silver, Directoire Blue, Barbados Red and Vibrant Orange. The AMP CELL and AMP CELL Pro drivers can be adjusted to multiple degrees of loft and draw or fade biases. Golfers can customize their club based on swing speed (higher lofts for slower swing speeds and lower lofts for faster swing speeds), weather (lower lofts to bring ball flight down on windy days) and course conditions (higher lofts for more carry. The AMP CELL Driver has a center of gravity (CG) optimized for low- to mid-handicap players, while the AMP CELL Pro uses a lower, more neutral CG position for better players. The AMP CELL Driver is also available in an offset model designed to help tame a slice. The offset design offers the golfer more time to square the face at impact and provides more heel-biased weighting to help hit straighter drives.

                         
                          www.CobraGolf .com
                          COBRA Long Tom RAW Driver $499  •  COBRA Long Tom Driver $349
                         

                     
                       


                       
                      Tour Edge Exotics CB5 Fairway Wood

                        The evolution of the Exotics CB series is characterized by even more power. The new CB6 punches out awesome distance, greater ball speed and less spin thanks to a larger, SP700 beta titanium cupped face. The CB5 offers workability and feel preferred by better players in a small Tour-preferred head size. The no weld-design combo-brazes a beta-titanium cupped face with a heavier hyper steel body. The result is that every gram of excess weight is eliminated from the face and shifted to the rear skirt and sole for a deeper center of gravity. The deep, high center of gravity gives the CB6 an explosive, penetrating launch angle.
                        www.TourEdge.com
                        Price: $299
                       

                     
                     


                       
                       
                      Tour Edge Exotics CB5 Super-Hybrid

                        The CB6 super-hybrid combines a maraging steel cupped face with a hyper steel body. The stronger maraging steel allows for a thinner face that has greater malleability for superior feel and distance. Adding to the design, the heavier hyper-steel body offers a lower center of gravity than previous CB’s for remarkable forgiveness. Equipping the new CB6 to hit long shots, the hybrid features the Exotics’ Boomerang face design. The face’s v-shaped boomerangs allow for the thinning and thickening of the material to produce longer shots even on off-center hits. The form of the CB6 is also highlighted by a deep face that produces a penetrating ball flight. When combined with the smaller-than-traditional head and added face progression, the end result is exceptional workability.
                        Price: $199
                        www.TourEdge.com

                     

                       
                       


                              GoBe Golf Rebel Shoe
                       
GoBe Golf, a new golf footwear company, has introduced its new Rebel shoe. The Rebel leads the line of GoBe’s high performance footwear with a game-changing tread designed for ideal traction and maximum grip throughout the golf swing. The Rebel features sophisticated styling in traditional earth tones. The Rebel outsole is a patent-pending Talon tread sole design that uses a molded five-point star traction pattern to provide maximum grip throughout the golf swing. The Rebel is available in two color combinations--black with taupe accents and brown with taupe accents.l.
                          Price: $159
                          www.GoBeGolf.com

                     
                       


                         
                        Orlimar Montego Putter

                            Orlimar has introduced the Montego putter, a new precision-crafted milled mallet putter with a unique 360-degree alignment aid, resulting in improved form, accuracy and results. The milled putter face provides a soft feel and visual cues, not only to help the golfer align the putter head to the target but also to ensure proper positioning over the ball. The golfer simply aligns the three dimensional array of circles to achieve proper stance and alignment. The circle closest to the face is a cutout with an inset alignment circle. Two split white circles provide both linear and spherical visual cues for proper alignment with the ball.
                        $149.99
                       
www.Orlimar.com
                       

                     


                        TaylorMade Ghost Spider S Putter
                         
The exceptionally high moment of inertia measurement of 6,030, dramatically higher than previous TaylorMade mallets like the Ghost Manta (4,900) and Corza Ghost (3,830) makes this putter extremely stable on off-center hits, and it also makes it easier to control the head and square the face to the ball at impact. The Ghost Spider S has a multi-material head (aluminum and steel) that combines a white-colored steel-frame perimeter and top-line with a new, Tour-inspired, non-transition black crown. In addition to the standard hosel, the Ghost Spider S is also be available in a “short slant” hosel designed for the player who swings on an arc.
                         
                          $179 •
                          www.TaylorMadeGolf.com
                         
                         
                       

                     


                       
                      Mizuno JPX-825 Irons
                     
Mizuno engineers created an extremely thin and hot face utilizing MAX COR Technology for increased distance in the 4-7 irons.  The 8-iron through Gap Wedge utilizes a Mid COR which delivers greater precision along with distance in the scoring irons. Harmonic Impact Technology (HIT) throughout the entire set strategically reinforces the cavity frame to deliver a superior feel at impact. Modified U-grooves produce the ideal spin rate for maximum playability.
                     
                      $699
                      www.MizunoUSA.com


                       

 

                       

Ping Anser Driver
                         
Trajectory Tuning Technology allows you to hone in your launch angle and spin rate to increase distance. The body of the traditionally shaped 460cc head is centrifugally cast into a complex, variable-thickness geometry from Ti 8-1-1, a light, low-density alloy, which yields extra weight that is redistributed to increase moment of inertia on both axes. A variable-thickness face helps generate hot ball velocity. External sole weighting positions the center of gravity low and raises the MOI, which provides a mid-high launch that adds to distance and forgiveness. The Anser’s straight-bias head rotation promotes square impact.
                         
                          $399.99
                          www.Ping.com

                     

                       

 

                       

Idea CMB Irons
                         
The head is forged from 1025 carbon steel body that provides exceptional feel. Unique tungsten weight inserts are strategically placed low in the sole to position the center of gravity in the exact center of the scorelines. The irons have a two-piece, laser plasma-welded forged construction, and a nickel-chrome satin finish that gives them a unique and “better player” look.
                          $999.99
                      www.AdamsGolf.com