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Spring 2018

Luxury Lifestyle Magazine From ClubCorp, the World Leader in Private Clubs

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FAIRWAY WOODS AND HYBRIDS THAT PERFORM MORE LIKE DRIVERS These newfangled fairway woods and hybrids incorporate viscera previously only available in large clubheads. That results in shots that are easier to get airborne and that gain discernible distance. Callaway Rogue: Placing its distance-enhancing driver technologies into smaller clubheads, the company created what it calls its most-powerful fairway wood yet. The Rogue maxes out ball speed, regardless of how far you miss the center of the face, and the low-and-forward center of gravity (CG) gets shots up quickly with low spin — yielding long shots. $299; Titleist 818 H2: Shaped much like an easy-to-hit offset iron, this compact hybrid is loaded with driver technology that aims to increase ball speed and launch while maintaining spin. It also sports advanced adjustability so you can fine-tune your desired performance. $279; Tour Edge Exotics CBX Iron-Wood: Its high-tensile steel L-cup face maximizes distance and forgiveness with very little ball spin. The face flexes at impact, while a thin leading edge lends a dramatic spring effect throughout the face — a recipe for distance and directional forgiveness on mishits. $200; WEDGES THAT MATCH YOUR SWING The future of wedges? Custom-making them to precisely fit your swing. Think sole grinds that match your unique stroke, properly gapped lofts, and a look that breeds confidence. These three are built to individualize. Bridgestone Tour B XW-1: The sole’s heel and toe relief adds versatility from all lies and the forged mass behind the impact zone yields solid feel. Plus, the face’s intricate milling pattern enhances ball spin and shot control. $140; Mizuno S18: As lofts increase, more mass in the upper blade raises the CG for more spin and optimal flight. Stronger lofts sport narrow, deep grooves to help full shots soar, while weaker lofts have wider, shallow grooves to enhance partial-swing playability. $150; Titleist Vokey Design SM7: Offered in six sole grinds that cover anyone’s specific needs, these wedges ease turf interaction to the utmost. High lofts have a higher CG; low lofts a lower CG — to keep shots at optimal trajectory. Milled grooves maximize backspin. $149; BAGS THAT EASE YOUR BURDEN No, hovering golf bags you don’t have to carry haven’t been invented — yet. But thanks to these bags’ minimalist designs and featherweight parts, lugging your clubs around the course has just gotten exponentially easier. Nevr Looz: One of the most open-looking, 15-pocket stand bags available, its bare-bones nature makes perfect sense. Clubs clip into place and easily unsnap when you need them — no clanging against one another. It makes retrieving your clubs simple. $250; Sun Mountain 2.5+: You won’t schlep extra weight around a hilly course with this 2-pound, 11-ounce model. Weight-saving components include carbon-fiber legs, high strength-to-weight plastics, and ultralight fabric. $220;

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