During Milesapalooza, you have the opportunity to try an array of new clubs during the event’s weekend Demo Days. Recent changes in golf club technology over the last few years are not radical departures but rather small refinements providing additional options from each manufacturer. These should not be overlooked. Combining these enhancements with a custom fitting can add up to significant improvement.
Here are some things you can expect from the latest golf club technology:
- New drivers have varying technology to help you hit the ball straighter. If you miss it right or left, there are drivers that can help you overcome that miss. Anything from the Callaway Rogue to the Cobra F8 will give you the opportunity to optimize driver performance.
- Thinner faces resulting in faster ball speeds and longer distances aren’t just for drivers any more. We see this technology in nearly every part of the bag from fairways and hybrids to irons. The new TaylorMade M4 irons use Ribcor technology, aimed at creating dramatic increases in distance and forgiveness.
- Golf shafts, both graphite and steel, continue to get lighter which, for some of us, means we can swing the club faster. This may be just what you need to pick up some significant yardage.
- Hybrids, the cross between fairway woods and irons that replace mid irons, long irons, and fairway woods are vastly improved from the earlier versions. Some are more like a fairway wood and some more like an iron and all provide better ball flight. Making sure your yardage gaps are consistent can really make a difference in your game. Ping G400 hybrids combine maraging steel faces with CG optimization to deliver more distance and forgiveness.
- Wedges are now offered with many more bounce angles and sole grinds. Matching the correct bounce angle to your swing will result in better wedge play and closer shots to the hole. Titleist Vokey SM7 wedges offer an unparalleled number of bounce and grind options to fit every player and every condition.
- Higher “Moment of Inertia” putters are flooding the market. These strange looking putters with unusual shapes distribute weight to the perimeter of the putter and definitely promote straighter putts. The new Odyssey, TaylorMade and Scotty Cameron putters are great examples of this technology.
The single best way to evaluate these new clubs is to visit Milesapalooza Demo Days where you can talk to the sales reps and try the new clubs on our heated and sheltered range. If you decide you want new clubs, a Miles of Golf club fitter can help you make sure the specifications are correct. Having difficulty selecting a club at the Demo Day? Arrange an individual session with a club fitter at your convenience. Either way this is a unique opportunity to sample the best 2018 will have to offer.