2015 Buyer’s Guide: Drivers

Ping | G30

[+] Slots in sole for faster speed
[+] “Turbulators” reduce drag, thin face and optimum sweetspot=long
[–] Some put off by matte black look
Price: $350

TaylorMade | R15

[+] Ultimate fit and distance
[+] Two highly adjustable weights, higher launch & less spin
[–] Countless fitting options; confusing?
Price: $400

Callaway | XR

[+] Multi-material head
[+] Lightweight, areodynamic head for zoom-bang fast swings
[–] Opfit Technology can be tricky
Price: $350

Tour Edge | Hot Launch

[+] Ultra strong titanium head
[+] Easily adjustable head for deep drives for 1/2 the price
[–] Not much, really
Price: $200

Cobra | FlyZ+

[+] Movable inner weighting
[+] Highly adjustable with forward weighting=optimum shots
[–] Cobra's color options can be a bit much
Price: $400

Titleist | D2

[+] 460cc in traditional pear look
[+] Hot but forgiving, big reason why Jimmy Walker is No. 1
[–] Performance is at speed of 105+
Price: $500


2015 Buyer’s Guide: Hybrids and Fairway Metals

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2015 Buyer’s Guide: Wedges

2015 Buyer’s Guide: Putters

2015 Buyer’s Guide: Balls and Shoes

2015 Buyer’s Guide: Golf Accessories

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