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WHAT

GEAR

2009

Welcome

uring the last year, we’ve all noticed the effect a slowing economy has had on the contents of our pockets. The spiralling cost of living hasn’t helped either. Both have seen us cut back more than in previous years. In these times of relative financial difficulty, how we spend the funds we have available is more and more important. This is why the 80 pages of What Gear 2009 do more than inform you of the latest product to hit the shelves – it’s also your one-stop reference for the best-priced product for your budget. The good news is that gear firms know times are tough and are making real efforts to keep prices sensible. 2008 saw the launch of some terrific and increasingly affordable products. The excellent Ping G10 driver, for instance, was widely available at around £200; and for less than half you could buy an MD Superstrong – more than capable of doing a great job. 2009 is set to keep that momentum. We will see the launch of the new Pro V1 ball, and countless other fantastic products which aim to blend performance with value. What Gear 2009 lists them all, and will help you make the very best choice for your game – and your pocket. Jon Greathead, Equipment Editor

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PA SI S OF GEX TI B S C IG KS !

DRIVERS Forgotten what it’s like to find the fairway off the tee? Our six-page listings leaves no stone unturned...


Right-handed

Graphite

Engineered for maximum distance off the tee for mid to high swing speed players. Reg, Stiff and Seniors. Lofts: 9.5°, 10.5°, 11.5° and 12.5°.

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XTD Insight A3 OS driver

£299

Perfect for extra distance and those trying to eliminate a slice to gain those extra yards. Reg, Stiff and Seniors. Lofts: 9.5°, 10.5°, 12.5° and 15°.

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XTD Insight A3 Pro driver

£349

A distance-driven performer built for better players who want a penetrating ball flight and more distance. Stiff. Lofts: 8.5°, 9.5° and 10.5°.

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Ovation II driver

£149

Made from super-hard titanium, the massive 460cc head delivers the ultimate in forgiveness on off-centre strikes. Lofts: 9.5°, 10.5° and 13.5°.

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Tech Insight A4 driver NEW FOR 2009

£399

One of the hottest and longest drivers. On Tour for the past year and won accolades from all who play it. Reg. Lofts: 10.5° and 15°.

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Tech Insight A4 OS driver NEW FOR 2009

£349

Constructed of new lightweight materials and designed with state–of–the–art shaping technology. Reg. Lofts: 10.5° and 15°.

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Speedline driver NEW FOR 2009

£299

Details unavailable as What Gear went to press.

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Description

Gents

Steel shaft

£299

Price

Ladies

Titanium

XTD Insight A3 driver

Make/model

Composite

Steel head

Left-handed

DRIVERS ADAmS golf TEL: 01372 373237 WEb: www.adamsgolf.co.uk

bEn SAYERS TEL: 0121 748 8081 WEb: www.bensayersgolf.com

DRIVERS

M1 driver

£39.99

460cc deep-faced forged titanium matrix offset driver. Low weighting for ease of use and offset helps reduce fade. Loft: 12° only.

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M2 driver

£89.99

460cc titanium head with flight control weighting panels to aid launch. Aldila shafts as standard. Lofts: 10.5° and 12°.

M2 Draw driver

£89.99

Ideal progression for lovers of the M1 Offset driver wishing to upgrade to a full titanium specification. 460cc head and weighting panels. Loft: 12° only.

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M2 Square driver

£89.99

Powerful square geometry for maximum MOI. 460cc titanium head with weighting panels. Aldila shafts as standard. Lofts: 10.5° and HT.

Benny driver

£99.99

Powerful bullet-shaped head design to help launch angle and reduce ball spin. Various shaft options available.

bEnRoSS TEL: 01932 821200 WEb: www.benrossgolf.com

Benross Innovator X

£129

An exceptionally stable driver with a high degree of resistance to twisting on off-centre hits. Lofts: 10°, 12° and 14°. Two interchangeable weights.

Benross VT Xtreme

£99

Appeals to golfers of any ability. An extremely powerful yet forgiving driver. Lofts: As above.

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Benross VeloCT Ladies

£99

460cc driver with a classic teardrop shape, which delivers high-launching, low-spinning drives for explosive distance and accuracy. Lofts: 12° and 14°.

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bobbY JonES TEL: 0845 456 5120 WEb: www.bobbyjoneseurope.com

Bobby Jones Workshop Edition driver

£299

460cc head with graphite crown and toe to maximise gear effect. Harder titanium face for increased ball speed, Lofts: 9°, 10.5° and 12°.

bRIDgEStonE TEL: 01630 657689 WEb: www.bridgestonegolf.com

J33R 460 driver

£229

460cc head features ultra-thin crown. Elastomer inserts absorb vibration. A tungsten weight lowers CoG, reducing spin. Lofts: 8.5°, 9.5°, 10.5°, 12°.

cAllAwAY TEL: 0800 096 4591 WEb: www.callawaygolf.com

FT-iQ driver

£379

Smart MOI allows the FT-iQ to deliver consistently long drives that split the middle of the fairway. Lofts: 9°, 10°, 11°, 13°HT.

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FT-iQ Tour driver

£399

As above. Lofts: 8.5°, 9.5°.

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FT-iQ ladies driver

£379

As above. Lofts: 10°, 11°, 13°HT.

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FT-9 driver

£329

Fusion Technology for professional shot-shaping and Tour distance for a finetuned game. Available in Neutral and Draw. Lofts: 9°, 10°, 11°, 13°HT.

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FT-9 Tour driver

£349

As above. Lofts: 8.5°, 9.5°, 10.5°.

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Left-handed

As above. Lofts: 10°, 11°, 13°HT.

Diablo Draw driver

£229

100% titanium for explosive power and distance with a wicked new attitude. Lofts: 9°, 10°, 11°, 13°.

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Diablo Neutral driver

£229

As above. Lofts: 8°, 9°, 10°.

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Big Bertha ladies driver

£219

All-titanium driver designed specifically for a woman’s swing. Lofts: 11°, 13°HT.

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Gents

Composite

£329

price

Ladies

Titanium

FT-9 ladies driver

Make/model

Graphite

Steel head

Steel shaft

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CLEVELAND GOLF TeL: 01420 541709 Web: www.clevelandgolf.com

Cleveland Launcher driver

£219

Largest Launcher face to date, boasting low spin, mid-trajectory and high MOI. Lofts: 9°, 10.5°, 12°. Custom shafts available.

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Cleveland HiBore XLS Monster driver

£219

Highest MOI possible for maximum accuracy. 460cc head with a huge hitting area for maximum forgiveness.

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Cleveland HiBore XLS Monster Draw driver

£219

As the Monster but with draw head and trajectory.

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Cleveland HiBore XLS Monster Tour driver

£249

As the Monster but with Tour head and trajectory.

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Ideal for high launch and great forgiveness off the tee. Available in 11.5° and HT.

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Cleveland HiBore Bloom driver £219

King Cobra S9-1 F NEW FOR 2009

£249

For fast speed players looking for distance and accuracy. Promotes straight to slight draw ball flight with low/mid spin, high launch. Lofts: 9.5°, 10.5°.

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King Cobra S9-1 M SN NEW FOR 2009

£249

New straight neck designed for moderate ball speed players to help with a fade or a slice. Lofts: 10.5°, 11.5°.

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King Cobra S9-1 M O/S NEW FOR 2009

£249

For moderate ball speed players with a strong fade or slice that can utilise shot correcting draw bias. Lofts: 9.5°, 10.5°.

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King Cobra S9-1 OS M/Seniors NEW FOR 2009

£249

As above. Loft: 11.5°.

King Cobra S9-1 M OS Ladies NEW FOR 2009

£249

As above. Loft: 13.5°.

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King Cobra S9-1 M SN Ladies NEW FOR 2009

£249

As above. Loft: 11.5°.

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King Cobra S9-1 Pro

£329

For low-handicap players with extreme ball speeds demanding shot-shaping ability for greater accuracy. For neutral ball flight with low spin, high launch.

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King Cobra L5V

£329

Designed for players looking to maximise distance and accuracy. Promotes straight to slight draw ball flight with low-mid spin, high launch.

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FORGAN GOLF TeL: 01527 598388 Web: www.forgan.co.uk

Series 1 460cc driver NEW FOR 2009

£60

Oversized titanium head means higher MOI and greater forgiveness on offcentre strikes. Lofts: 9°, 10.5°, 12°. Custom fitting available.

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Series 3 Triangular driver NEW FOR 2009

£70

New triangular shape incorporates internal and external weighting for optimum distance and forgiveness. Lofts: 9°, 10.5°, 12°.

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IWD driver NEW FOR 2009

£100

Confidence-inspiring driver that combines an oversized titanium 460cc head and high MOI for maximum forgiveness on off-centre strikes. Lofts: 9°, 10.5°, 12°.

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hIppO TeL: 01283 512201 Web: www.hippo-golf.com

Hex TX ProLaunch driver

£129

Two fixed screws mean more weight is taken from the crown to the back of the club for even longer, straighter drives. Lofts: 10.5°, 12.5°.

Hex TX driver

£99

As above.

XXLi driver

£89

The same internal head design as the XXL, with uprated shaft technology and a new look for 2009. Lofts: 10° and HL.

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DRIVERS

COBRA TeL: 01480 301114 Web: www.cobragolf.co.uk


Right-handed

Steel head

Titanium

Out-performed every other driver in its market in independent magazine tests. TG’s best value driver. Lofts: 10° and HL.

Giant driver

£49

Modern technology with extreme value. Designed for game improvement and hitting the fairway. Lofts: 10° and HL.

Description

Gents

Graphite

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£79

Price

Ladies

Steel shaft

Composite

XXL driver

Make/model

Left-handed

DRIVERS hIppo CONT...

john lEttERS TeL: 08000 139139 Web: www.johnletters.com

T2 Square driver

£249

The T2 driver features a radical square club head design to give a high Moment Of Inertia. Reg or Stiff. Lofts: 9.5°, 10.5°, 13°.

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T-Series 460 driver

£179

The large 460cc head has been crafted from ultra-lightweight and strong titanium for maximum forgiveness. Reg, stiff and seniors. Lofts: 9.5°, 10.5°, 13°, 15°.

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T9+ driver NEW FOR 2009

£199

Geometrically designed to deliver maximum MOI and optimise flight control. Reg, stiff and A flex. Lofts: 9.5°, 10.5°, 13°, 15°. Offset models available.

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lynx TeL: 0870 428 1778 Web: www.lynx-golf.com

DRIVERS

Black Cat Tour driver

£149

Geometric design for distance twinned with a customised shaft selected via CAD design and robot testing to outperform others. Lofts: 9.5°, 10.5°, 12°.

Black Cat driver

£129

Traditional-shape driver with a contour design that moves the energy to the centre of the club for straighter drives. Lofts: 9.5°, 10.5°, 12.5°.

Predator driver

£149

Developed to generate more energy transfer at mid-handicap swing speeds and improved ball flight. Lofts: 10.5°, HL.

Tigress driver

£149

Geometric design with high-grade titanium to create a lighter head weight to maximise club head speed and distance. Lofts: 11.5°, 13°.

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Crystal Cat driver

£129

Offset with traditional technology for more forgiveness. Lofts: 11.5°, HL.

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mD golf TeL: 02894 460333 Web: www.mdgolf.co.uk

Superstrong Ti460 driver

£99

A classic head shape and long shallow club face ensures the golfer can shape his shots with ease. Proforce 65 shaft standard. Lofts: 9.5°, 10.5°, 12°, 15°.

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Superstrong Ti460 offset driver

£99

Aimed at golfers who struggle with a slice, the Offset version eliminates that shot by keeping the clubhead square at impact. Lofts 12°, 15°.

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Superstrong Ti460 square driver

£99

Award-winning shape with the new black PVD finish that is standard on the whole MD wood range. Lofts 10.5°, 12°.

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mIuRa TeL: 0289 2628705 Web: www.golfballistix.com

Precious Edition driver

£395

390cc head. Lofts: 9°, 10.5°.

mIzuno TeL: 0800 3280180 Web: www.mizunoeurope.com

MX-700 driver

£199

Upgraded Hot Metal Ti-9 titanium face and reinforced hull allies a meaty, solid sound to Mizuno’s longest, most forgiving high MOI performance.

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MP-600 driver

£269

Sleek 460cc profile head with new Fast Track technology is the ultimate player’s driver. Sliding weight system allows flight bias to be fine tuned for ball control.

nIcklauS TeL: 0870 9022048 Web: www.nicklausgolf.com

Dual Point ML3 driver

£169

Dual point titanium design. Maximum clubhead release through impact, enhanced stability and ball velocity. Lofts: 8.5°, 9.5°, 10.5°, 10.5° offset, HL and HL offset.

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Dual Point Fastback driver

£149

Dual point titanium design which optimises the space allotted by the USGA by putting weight where it’s most needed. Loft: 10.5°.

Dual Point Drawback driver

£149

As above.

CB Plus HL driver

£99

Geometric 40 design. Advanced ball velocity due to high CT club face. Lofts 10°, HL and HL offset.

HT-100 460 driver

£34.99

460cc geometric driver for enhanced MOI. Lofts: 10°, 11.5° offset anti-slice.

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nIkE TeL: 0800 0561640 Web: www.nikegolfeurope.com

Sasquatch DYMO STR8-FIT driver

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£360

Simple shaft adapter built into the hosel gives you eight head positions for eight different ball flights. Lofts: 8.5°, 9.5°, 10.5°, 11.5°, 13° HL.


Right-handed

Left-handed

Gents

The MOI, CoG, head size and lie angle have been optimised for distance and performance. lofts: 9.5°, 10.5°, 11.5°, 13° Hl.

Ladies

£250

Graphite

Sasquatch DYMO driver

Steel shaft

description

Composite

price

Titanium

Make/model

Steel head

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oRKA golF Tel: 0845 8620061 Web: www.orkagolf.com

PS40 driver NEW FOR 2009

From £249

Vacuum cast Ti construction with 15-3-3 Ti face. Dynamic face design, configurable weight technology. lofts: 8°, 9°, 10°, 12°.

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Kii driver

From £149

6-4 Ti plasma welded face, configurable weight system. Weight options to create draw or neutral bias. lofts: 9°, 10°, Hl.

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Kii Cup Face driver NEW FOR 2009

From £129

Forged titanium with 6-4 Ti Cup Face, configurable weight system, unique PU rubberised crown for sound control. lofts: 10°, 12°, 14°.

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Xtreme Response driver

From £99

6-4 titanium body and face, low deep CoG with a single fixed weight port. Multiple shaft and grip options custom fit for you. lofts: 9°, 10.5°, Hl.

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Ping Rapture V2 driver

£310

A high launching, lower-spinning driver that delivers the performance expected from a multi-metal design. 460cc head. lofts: 9°, 10°, 12°, 13.5°.

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Ping G10 driver

£239

The 460cc driver features a larger profile with a taller face and deeper crown that produces a higher MOI for greater forgiveness and increased ball velocity.

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Ping ladies Rhapsody driver

£239

The confidence-inspiring, 460cc titanium head is engineered with a high MOI and an increased face size to provide increased distance and accuracy.

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Premium 460cc Ti driver featuring high MOI design, Aldila NV shaft and beautiful matt black finish. lofts: 9.5°, 10.5°, 12°.

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RAm Tel: 01895 813613 Web: www.ramgolf.co.uk

Ram Tour Grind X Black driver £129.99 NEW FOR 2009 Ram Tour Grind X Chrome driver

£99.99

New 460cc Ti driver features the same design benefits as the TGX black, but with Ram’s custom-Japanese shaft and chrome finish. lofts: 10.5°, 12°.

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Ram SDX driver NEW FOR 2009

£59.99

Designed for maximum forgiveness, the 460cc titanium driver features a large sweetspot for increased distance off the tee. lofts: 10.5°, 12°.

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SEVE bAllEStERoS bY mD golF Tel: 02894 460333 Web: www.mdgolf.co.uk

ICON High MOI driver

£149.99

The titanium woods feature added weight in the perimeter to maximise stability and produce straighter tee shots. lofts: 9.5°, 10.5°, 12°.

SNAKE EYES Tel: 01480 308800 Web: www.golfsmith-europe.co.uk

Viper Tour Black Ti driver

£189

Plasma-welded 6-4 titanium clubface plate ensures maximum power by eliminating the heavier weld bead left by traditional welding.

Viper XT Ti driver

£179

Its bullet shape and contoured crown enables a deep centre cavity which results in a higher MOI than traditional-shaped drivers.

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Snake Eyes Custom Lady Indigo driver NEW FOR 2009

£159

Targeted at the slower swinging lady player. High lofts and powerful trajectory results in maximum distance.

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SRIxoN Tel: 01420 541709 Web: www.srixon.co.uk

XX10 5 driver NEW FOR 2009

£299

460cc titanium driver featuring Power charge technology, delivering improved distance and accuracy. lofts: 10.5°, 11.5°. Regular shaft only.

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Z-RW driver

£279

460cc head with ‘four zone’ face design to control hook and slice spin. enlarged sweetspot. lofts 9.5°, 10.5°, 11.5°.

WR driver NEW FOR 2009

£199

Powerful, easy to hit, ideal for mid to high handicappers. Tungsten nickel weights and high-impact power face for larger sweetspot. lofts 9.5°, 10.5°, 11.5°.

XX10 5 ladies driver NEW FOR 2009

£99

As the men’s driver but with 12.5° loft only.

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Z-TI Lady driver

£199

Features unique WS system with tungsten nickel weights and shock-absorbing gel for top performance with exceptional feel and sound.

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PINg Tel: 01427 619224 Web: www.pingeurope.com


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Left-handed

Gents

Ladies

Graphite

Steel shaft

Description

Composite

Price

Titanium

Make/model

Steel head

DRIVERS what SoRt of DRIVER ShoulD I buy? Over the last 12 months we’ve seen increasingly bizarre headshapes in the driver markets, as more and more manufacturers try to break the mould once again. In our opinion, the shape of the head is a personal choice. Some of you will never get on with square

drivers, others will get over the weird view at address and love the extra forgiveness. A lot of golfers still like traditional shapes and don’t want a ‘brick on a stick’. The only way to know for sure is to try some different options out and see what suits you.

Coming clean TaylorMade’s Burner driver is big but not clumsy-looking.

DRIVERS

tayloRmaDE TeL: 0800 389 4292 WeB: www.taylormadegolf.com

r7 CGB MAX Limited driver NEW FOR 2009

£649

Movable Weight Technology and TaylorMade SelectFit Technology: Nine changeable weights and three changeable shafts included. Lofts: 9.5°, 10.5.°

r7 CGB MAX driver

£329

Incorporates Movable Weight Technology in the form of three weights; one in the toe, one in the heel and one in the very back.

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r7 Limited driver

£279

Targeted at players who like having the ability to adjust their equipment to promote and improve the quality of their shots.

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Tour Burner TP driver NEW FOR 2009

£379

TaylorMade’s new Tour Burner TP (Tour Preferred) driver is already Tourproven, having been used in competition by Justin Rose and Sergio Garcia.

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Tour Burner driver

£279

Features Dual Crown technology, where the size of the crown is noticeably smaller than the large sole.

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Burner TP driver

£299

For Tour pros and better players, the TP features a slightly open clubface and a choice of SuperFast 55g or 65g graphite shafts in X, S and R flexes.

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Burner driver

£219

A driver weighing less than 300g that promotes faster swing speed, a higher launch angle and lower spin-rate, equalling a dramatic boost in distance.

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Burner women’s driver

£219

As above.

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tItlEISt TeL: 01480 301114 WeB: www.titleist.co.uk

909 DCOMP driver NEW FOR 2009

£335

A full pear profile, deep face, 460cc, multi-material titanium and composite driver for high launch and low to mid spin. Lofts: 8.5°, 9.5°, 10.5°, 11.5°.

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909 D2 driver NEW FOR 2009

£275

A full pear profile, 460cc, high performance titanium driver that produces mid launch with low to mid spin. Lofts: 8.5°, 9.5°, 10.5°, 11.5°.

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909 D3 driver NEW FOR 2009

£275

A classic pear profile, deep face, 440cc, high performance titanium driver that produces mid launch with low spin. Lofts: 8.5°, 9.5°, 10.5°.

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Gents

Graphite

Ladies

Steel shaft

Composite

description

Titanium

price

Steel head

Make/model

Left-handed

DRIVERS

Gamer driver

£99

460° forged titanium driver with high MOI design, progressive sole unit and special Aldila Gamer shaft. Loft: 14°.

wIlSon Staff TeL :01294 316270 Web: www.wilsonstaff.com

Smooth drivers NEW FOR 2009

£229

Used by Padraig Harrington, the sleek Smooth delivers exceptional ball speeds across a larger area of the face for exceptional distance. Lofts: 9°, 10.5°, 12°.

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Spine driver

£179

An exceptional combination of distance and accuracy. A lower CoG creates a high launch angle and lower spin rate. Lofts: 9°, 10.5°, 12°.

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Spine ladies driver NEW FOR 2009

£179

Utilises the same innovative perimeter weighting technology as the men’s version. black finish, pink accents, white graphite shaft. Loft: 14°.

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Luxe ladies driver

£149

A 460cc driver offering maximum size and playability in a smoke black finish that softens the profile, making it look smaller to the eye.

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yonEx TeL: 0208 7429777 Web: www.yonex.co.uk

Nanospeed i driver

£199

Features the latest Nanoscience in the shaft kick-point and tip for faster swing speeds. The Aero Pentagon shaped composite head maintains these speeds.

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VM-X driver

£159

V-Slot technology lowers the CoG for optimum distance enhancing trajectory. Aero-Pentagon shaped head increases accuracy and swing speed.

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top-flItE TeL: 01954 786600 Web: www.topflite.com


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IRONS Do you need more consistency from your irons? Check out the options in 2009


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Description

Steel shaft

Price

Cavity back

Make/model

Blade

IRONS AdAmS gOlf TeL: 01372 373237 Web: www.adamsgolf.co.uk

Idea A3 irons (steel)

£499

The leader in hybrid iron technology have designed this set to provide the next level in forgiveness, control and distance. Reg and Stiff. 3-PW.

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Idea A3 irons (graphite)

£599

As above.

Idea A3 OS irons (steel)

£499

Geared towards the high handicap golfer, three different head designs provide maximum forgiveness just where it is needed. Reg. 3-PW.

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Idea A3 OS irons (graphite)

£599

As above. Reg and Seniors. 3-PW/4-SW.

Idea Pro Gold irons

£799

Top performing and popular hybrid set with simply stunning traditional irons. 3-PW.

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Ovation II irons

£299

Designed for the game improver to offer the maximum forgiveness possible, while still delivering great value. Reg. 4-LW.

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NEW Idea Tech A4 irons (steel)

£899

Suits better players with premium forged irons & Tour-proven hybrids. Reg. 3-PW.

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NEW Idea Tech A4 irons (graph) £999

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Idea Tech A4 OS irons (steel) NEW FOR 2009

£899

Continues the firm’s long line of easy–to–hit, high performance hybrid iron sets. Reg. 3-PW.

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NEW Idea Tech A4 OS (graph)

£999

As above.

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BEN SAYERS TeL: 0121 748 8081 Web: www.bensayersgolf.com

M1

£179.99 (g)

4-iron has hollow core technology for easy launch angle. 5-7 irons are a transition hollow cavity design and 8-SW feature full undercut design.

BENROSS TeL: 01932 821200 Web: www.benrossgolf.com

IRONS

Benross VX51 forged irons

£399

A set for the serious golfer. Forged carbon steel heads ensure maximum feel, feedback and workability.

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Benross Tri-Mass irons

£249

Aimed at the more experienced golfer, these irons benefit from enhanced shock dampening due to two poly-carbon ‘plugs’ positioned within the club head.

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Benross VX6 irons

£229 (s) £299 (g)

The combination of an undercut pocket cavity back, extreme perimeter weighting and thin-face technology make the VX6 a forgiving iron.

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Benross VeloCT Combo irons

£199 (s) £269 (g)

An incredibly forgiving iron aimed at the club golfer looking for ultimate playability. An ‘Anti-Shock’ cartridge helps reduce vibration on off-centre hits.

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BRIdgEStONE TeL: 01630 657689 Web: www.bridgestonegolf.com

J36 Blade

£649

Premium forged 1020 mild carbon steel. Compact progressive offset design with thin top line and sole. High centre of gravity.

J36 Pocket Cavity

£649

Premium forged 1020 mild carbon steel. Deep centre of gravity for maximum foregiveness. Thicker top line and sole inspires confidence.

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£649

Premium forged 1020 mild carbon steel. Progressive muscle thickness, players’ cavity back with progressive offset.

J36 Combo

£649

Premium forged 1020 mild carbon steel. Combines 9-PW blade, 6-8 cavity and 3-5 pocket cavity for all-round performance.

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FT i-brid irons (graphite)

£1199

Callaway Golf’s most technologically-advanced, game-improvement iron.

FT i-brid irons (steel)

£999

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£1199

As above.

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FT irons (graphite)

£1049

The most technologically-advanced, super premium irons packed into a traditionally-styled clubhead.

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FT irons (steel)

£949

As above.

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£1049

As above.

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X 22 irons (graphite)

£799

The legendary performance of the X-Series – with even more forgiveness.

X 22 irons (steel)

£699

As above.

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£799

As above.

X 22 Tour irons

£699

Performance irons for accomplished golfers seeking premium feel and stability.

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£749

Irons designed to provide an elite level of performance for highly-skilled golfers.

Diablo irons (graphite)

£899

Premium forged irons featuring contemporary design elements for the elite player.

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£699

Redefining the look, design and feel of super game-improvement irons.

Big Bertha 08 irons (steel)

£549

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Big Bertha ladies irons

£699

Stainless steel set consists of i-brids that replace hard-to-hit long irons, as well as super game-improvement mid and short irons.

Tour Authentic X-Prototype irons

£999

Forged muscle-back irons by Roger Cleveland designed specifically to meet the demands of the best players in the world.

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Cleveland HiBore XLi

£475 4-PW

Cleveland Launcher

£449 4-PW Hitting area is 5% larger, with a 20% higher MOI than traditional irons.

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£419 4-PW

Microcavity technology allows discretionary weight to be moved lower and deeper for improved performance.

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£475 4-PW

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£525 4-PW Made from 8620 carbon steel and designed with the better player in mind. These muscle-back irons come in a platinum chrome finish to reduce glare. 3-PW.

HiBore XLi Bloom

£475 5-PW

More distance, more forgiveness and more consistency. Progressive sole width and offset. Available in 3-PW, 4-PW, 5-PW.

Super-forgiving ladies graphite irons with a variety of options available.

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£385 (s) £455 (g)

Designed for a high launch with higher forgiveness, superior accuracy, distance and feel across the face. MRH and MlH 5-SW, 3, 4, GW, lW.

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King Cobra SZ Seniors NEW FOR 2009

£455

black and gold cosmetics and a new lighter Aldila shaft for consistent feel and performance throughout the set. SRH 5-SW, 4, GW, lW.

King Cobra SZ Ladies NEW FOR 2009

£455

Silver and blue cosmetics and a new lighter Aldila shaft to optimise the club’s performance at lower swing speeds. 5-SW, 4, GW, lW.

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£651 (s) £735 (g)

For players looking for the ultimate in forgiveness, distance and feel. 5-SW, GW, lW.

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King Cobra S9 Mens

£483 (s) £602 (g)

extremely low CoG for high launch, greater distance and more accuracy. 3, 4, 5-SW, GW, lW.

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King Cobra S9 Ladies

£602

As above. 4, 5-SW, GW, lW.

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£602

Prescribed trajectory and ball flight for all types of players, maximum forgiveness and distance. 4, 5-SW, GW, lW.

King Cobra FP Mens

£343 (s) £413 (g)

Utilises undercut design and urethane insert technology for launch, forgiveness and a mix of feel and playability. 3, 4, 5-SW, GW, lW.

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King Cobra FP Ladies

£413

Includes undercut cavity and heel-toe perimeter weighting, urethane insert and a new sleeker head design for improved cosmetics. 4, 5-SW, GW, lW.

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King Cobra FP Seniors

£415

Includes a urethane insert for greater, more enhanced feel and a full-cavity back plate for improved aesthetics. 4, 5-SW, GW, lW.

King Cobra Pro MB

£688

Created with Tour player feedback to provide a forged muscle-back iron for ultimate workability. 2, 3-PW, GW.

King Cobra Pro CB

£688

Created with Tour Player feedback to provide a forged cavity-back iron for ultimate forgiveness and workability. 2, 3-PW, GW.

King Cobra Transition S Mens

£659

Transition refers to the three types of clubs that make up the set: utility metals, hybrid mid irons and wide-sole short irons. 4/R, 5/R, 6-SW.

King Cobra Transition S Seniors NEW FOR 2009

£659

King Cobra Transition S Ladies NEW FOR 2009

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£659

The key to the set’s forgiving nature is high MOI, along with a low-back CoG for optimal launch and amazing carry distance. 4/R, 5/R, 6-SW.

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£209

Quality sets aimed at younger players. Driver, fairway, baffler, 6, 8, PW, putter, bag.

J/Speed 6-8 years

£189

As above but aimed at 6-8 years. Driver, baffler, 7, PW, putter, bag, cap.

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COBRA Tel: 01480 301114 Web: www.cobragolf.co.uk

King Cobra SZ Mens NEW FOR 2009


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IRONS fORgaN gOlf Tel: 01527 598388 Web: www.forgan.co.uk

Series 1 irons 3-SW NEW FOR 2009

£150

431-composite stainless steel irons with large sweetspot, perimeter weighting and dual precision weights for deeper CoG and higher MOI.

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Series 1 irons 5-SW NEW FOR 2009

£120

As above. 5-SW allows the inclusion of hybrid clubs to complete the set.

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Series 3 hybrid irons NEW FOR 2009

£180

Targeted at the high handicapper. Flat, wide sole and muscle back design combine for great forgiveness.

IWD irons 3-SW NEW FOR 2009

£200

Deep cavity back, thin top line and wide sole plate combine to produce high MOI and forgiveness on off-centre hits without losing accuracy or distance.

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RTP Package

£399

Amazing value package provides everything you need to hit the course. Incorporating the latest technology.

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hIppO Tel: 01283 512201 Web: www.hippo-golf.com

Hex2

£199

Combination set with rescue club for the hard-to-hit long irons, hollow iron in the mid section for confidence and cavity back for control and spin on the short irons.

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XXLi

£179

Traditional iron set with the advantage of a rescue club for the longest club in the set. 17/4 stainless technology at a fraction of the price.

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XXL

£169

Traditional iron set with the advantage of rescue clubs for the longest irons in the set. Flow weight technology for improved control throughout the set.

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IRONS

HB-1 hybrid irons

£349

Represents a seamless progression of hybrids and irons integrated into one amazing set of irons. Includes a free bag. 3-SW.

jOhN lEttERS Tel: 08000 139139 Web: www.johnletters.com

F90 Pro forged irons

£499

Classic-looking head forged from super-soft 1020 carbon steel. Gives ultimate feel and shot-shaping performance. Reg or stiff. 3-PW.

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T7+ irons

£349 (s) £399 (g)

State-of-the-art technology creates the perfect hybrid set for the mid-to-high handicap golfer. Reg and stiff. 3-SW.

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T8 irons (steel) NEW FOR 2009

£349

Deep undercut cavity and offset design make this a very easy-to-use club. Hybrids replace hard-to-hit 3 and 4-irons. Uniflex steel shaft. 3-SW.

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T8 irons (graphite) NEW FOR 2009

£399

Proprietary lightweight graphite shafts combine with a deep undercut head and offset design to deliver the ultimate in playability. Set includes 3 and 4 hybrids.

T9 irons

£399 (s) £499 (g)

A wealth of craftmanship and expertise has been forged to create a set with extraordinary forgiveness, power and control. 3-SW.

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T9+ irons (steel) NEW FOR 2009

£399

Classic shape but with all the benefits of a deep undercut cavity to deliver penetrating flight and great feel. Hybrids replace 3 and 4 irons.

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T9+ irons (graphite) NEW FOR 2009

£499

enginereed to deliver maximum performance but with a classic profile and great feel off the clubface. Hybrids replace 3 and 4 irons. 3-SW.

Leading Lady

£399

The stunning package provides forgiveness, feel and power throughout the whole set – perfect for the lady golfer looking to improve.

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Black Cat Tour

£299

A forged head with a cavity back for consistency and control. All the technology of sets twice the price.

Black Cat

£269

lynx were the first to introduce interchangeable screw weight irons and this set combines that technology with amazing distance.

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Predator

£269

Using a carbon polymer insert to reduce energy loss through the hands the new Predator gives both control and accuracy for shot reduction.

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Tigress

£299

Specifically designed for the modern lady golfer, with a deep cavity design and contoured face structure for improved ball flight and control.

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Crystal Cat

£269

Offset design with traditional technology structured to be more forgiving on all shots. Specific shaft construction for modern swing speeds.

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mD gOlf Tel: 02894 460333 Web: www.mdgolf.co.uk

Superstrong combo set

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£299.99

The new Superstrong combo set removes the hard-to-hit long irons and replaces them with Superstrong hybrids.


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IRONS mIuRa Tel: 0289 262 8705 Web: www.golfballistix.com

Miura Blade

£995

Forged iron set. 3-PW.

Miura CB202

£995

Forged iron set. 3-PW.

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Miura CB301

£995

Forged iron set. 3-PW and PS.

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Miura MC102

£995

Forged iron set. 3-PW.

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£1200

Forged iron set. 3-PW.

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MP-67

£85 per club

Combines the Tour-winning characteristics of Mizuno’s classic blades, with a cut muscle design, developed to fine tune performance through the set. 2-PW.

MP-62 NEW FOR 2009

£85 per club

Tour-ready profile complemented by Dual Muscle technology enhancing feel, developed following research into vibration and frequency analysis. 3-PW.

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MP-57

£85 per club

A full-cavity Grain Flow forged design, compacted into an inspiring overhead profile, for both forgiveness and great shot-making. 3-PW.

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MP-52 NEW FOR 2009

£85 per club

Integrates a discreet pocket cavity for an uncompromising balance of shot making and forgiveness. Dual Muscle technology. 3-PW.

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MX-950

£85 (s) £100 (g)

The MX-950 simplifies the building of a modern high-performance iron set with a blended run of high-flying hybrids and Grain Flow forged irons. 3-PW.

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MX-200 NEW FOR 2009

£75 (s) £85 (g)

Features Y-Tune performance. A deep pocket cavity is complemented by a Y- shaped reinforcement pad, extending the sweet area into the toe. 3-PW.

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MX-100 NEW FOR 2009

£50 (s) £70 (g)

Combines Y-Tune performance with an ultra pocket cavity design for the ultimate in iron forgiveness and ease of play. 4-SW.

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extreme weight distribution keeps the clubhead stable, resists twisting and makes it easier to hit it straighter. Highest MOI of any iron. 3 hybrids/ 7-SW.

NIcklauS Tel: 0870 902 2048 Web: www.nicklausgolf.com

Polarity MTR Super Combo

£599

Polarity MTR Super Combo

£549

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Polarity MTR Plus Combo

£499

As above with two hybrids.

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Polarity MTR set

£399

As above with one hybrid.

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Polarity HCT 4-SW

£499

Designed for greater distance. Delivering a higher ball speed through greater face flexibility and an enhanced trajectory through lower/deeper weight distribution.

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Polarity HCT 4-SW

£599

As above.

Polarity TR14-PW

£449

Delivering maximum twist resistance due to extreme polar weighting distribution. A tighter shot dispersion is achieved due to high MOI.

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CB Plus Transition set

£249

Advanced ball velocity due to high CT club face. Two hybrids and 5-SW irons.

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HT-100

£149

Stainless irons featuring steel shafts and Golden bear all-weather rubber grips.

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NIke Tel: 0800 056 1640 Web: www.nikegolfeurope.com

Slingshot HL

£455

Modifying four key areas of clubhead design to optimise performance. 5-PW, SW (set of seven).

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Slingshot HL

£390

As above but set of six.

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Slingshot HL

£65 each

As above but SW.

Slingshot HL

£580

As above but 4H-5H, 6-PW, SW (set of eight).

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£390

As above but 6-PW, SW and set of six.

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ORka gOlF Tel: 0845 862 0061 Web: www.orkagolf.com

PS9 MB

From £65 per club

Japan forged from S25c carbon steel. CNC precision-milled cavity, face and grooves. Cavity design for the perfect blend of forgiveness and feel.

PS9 CB

From £65 per club

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FP3

From £50 per club

Forged from a single billet of 8620 carbon steel, perimeter weighting for additional forgiveness, with exceptional feel. Multiple shaft and grip options.

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GS5 NEW FOR 2009

From £40 per club

Cast from 431 and 304 stainless steel, combined technology iron, with PU dampner, progressive top line, thinner sole and less offset. 4-PW.

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GS5 OS NEW FOR 2009

from £40 per club

Cast from 431 stainless steel, featuring a polyurethane vibration insert, progressive top line thickness, medium sole width. 4-SW.

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Kii Cti

from £29 per club

Cast from 431 stainless steel, featuring a polyurethane vibration medallion, progressive top line thickness, wide sole width. 3-SW.

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PINg Tel: 01427 619200 Web: www.pingeurope.co.uk

Ping Rapture V2 irons

£105 (s) £120 (g)

The high launch angle allows for stronger lofts so golfers can generate greater distance without sacrificing control. Nb all Ping’s prices are per club.

Ping S57 irons

£90 (s) £105 (g)

The S57 iron provides golfers who prefer a Tour-inspired design the ideal blend of feel, forgiveness and distance control.

Ping G10 irons

£75 (s) £90 (g)

The 17-4 stainless steel G10 irons are engineered with an extremely low toe weighting to increase the MOI for added forgiveness and consistency.

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Ping i10 irons

£75(s) £90(g)

The i10 irons are designed to appeal to golfers who prefer the look of a smaller, blade-style club but still rely on the forgiveness of a cavity back.

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Ping Rhapsody irons

£75 (s) £90 (g)

The extreme perimeter weighting and wider soles of the Rhapsody irons result in higher-launching, more accurate approach shots.

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Ram Tour Grind X

£249.99 (s) Ram’s new premium set of irons (4-SW) featuring a deep cavity design for £299.99 (g) maximum playability without sacrificing feel of the face.

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Ram SDX Combo irons NEW FOR 2009

£199.99 (s) Ideal for the beginner/improving golfer, looking for maximum distance and £229.99 (g) greater accuracy from long irons. Available in steel, graphite and ladies.

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Seve balleSteROS by md gOlf Tel: 02894 460333 Web: www.mdgolf.co.uk

ICON forged irons

£399.99

A Seve range would not be complete without a classic set of forged irons. Clean lines and the feel of MD’s finest forging offer unparalleled quality at this price.

SNake eyeS Tel: 01480 308800 Web: www.snakeeyescustom.com

675B irons

£599

Forged from 1030 carbon steel for a soft, solid feel. Their thin top lines, bevelled Tour-grind sole design and minimal offset all appeal to the accomplished player.

675C irons

£599

For mid to low handicappers, these have a clean cavity-back design that combines the set-up of a muscle back with the forgiveness and workability of a cavity back.

675XC irons

£599

For middle-handicap players seeking a solid, clean design with the soft feel of a forged iron.

Viper XT irons

£449 (s) £499 (g)

Snake Eyes Custom lady Indigo irons 675XCL Lady Player

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£399

Short set (7-SW) features a wide, easy bounce sole with a deep undercut cavity and progressive offset for the slower swinging lady player.

£399

Forged customisable set targeted at the lower-handicap lady golfer.

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XX10 irons NEW FOR 2009

£799 (m) £599 (l)

Power Charge technology delivers largest ever XX10 sweetspot. Titanium face and forged body. Improved accuracy, carry and distance. Men 5-SW, ladies 7-SW.

701 Tour irons

£649

Compact head in 1020 carbon steel with cavity back. Thin top line, minimal offset, classic players’ profile. Press milled face, engraved U-grooves for optimum spin.

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701 irons

£599

Used by Henrik Stenson and laura Davies. Forged carbon steel and designed for low to mid handicappers. 3-PW,

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WR irons

£379 (s) £479 (g)

Mid to high handicappers will enjoy the confidence created by these easy-tocontrol irons. 4-SW.

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601 irons

£399

Squarer impact from tungsten nickel weights that vary in position with length of the club. Undercut sole for high trajectory. Shock absorption gel for feel. 5-SW.

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r7 CGB MAX irons

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£849 (s) £949 (g)

large, thin, high-strength steel clubface promotes high COR for faster ball speed and more distance. extra-large clubhead with tungsten weights increases MOI.


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Ci7 irons

£349 (s) £429 (g)

Combines a Tour-inspired mid-size shape with a greater level of forgiveness for maximum playability. Notch weight design creates a high MOI. 4-SW.

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Pi7 irons

£599

A performance iron developed in conjunction with Padraig Harrington. A classically shaped, compact iron with excellent playability and heel-and-toe weighting. 3-PW.

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Nc9 irons NEW FOR 2009

£599

Features a thin titanium hitting surface for greater ball speeds and a 304 soft stainless steel clubhead which promotes a softer feel at impact. 3-PW.

Fg59 irons

£599

Timeless forged blades that features a minimal offset for trajectory control and workability. Mild camber on the sole minimises digging on softer fairways. 3-PW.

Luxe irons

£299

Higher lofts for soaring ball flights and lighter shafts for faster swing speeds and greater control, as well as smaller grips. 5-SW.

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More distance, accuracy and feel through a responsive face, high MOI and low CoG, as well as a large, forgiving sweetspot. Proprietary wide-tip shafts. 4-SW.

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irons wilson staff Tel: 01294 316270 Web: www.wilsonstaff.com

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yonex Tel: 0208 742 9777 Web: www.yonex.co.uk

Nanospeed i

£799

Hybrid, cavity and bladed club head designs complemented by the Nanoscience shaft, producing the ultimate easy to use set. 4-SW.

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VM-X

£369 (s) £549 (g)

The VMX irons feature a mid-sized head with V-con core technology which produces increased power and forgiveness.

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HYBRIDS All the details on every model of the must-have piece of kit for this season


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£129

Features a revolutionary shape to give the highest MOI ever seen in a hybrid. Reg & Stiff. Lofts: 16°, 19°, 22° and 25°.

A3 OS Boxer hybrid

£129

The easiest to hit alternative to long irons Adams have ever made. Reg, Stiff and Seniors. Lofts: 17°, 19°, 22° and 25°.

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Pro Gold hybrid

£179

Aimed at the accomplished golfer to give great control and performance. Reg and Stiff. Lofts: 16°, 18°, 20° and 23°.

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Tech Insight A4 hybrid NEW FOR 2009

£199

Featuring the highest-quality materials and components that discerning golfers appreciate, as well as a track record of success. Reg. Lofts: 17°, 19° and 22°.

Tech Insight A4 OS hybrid NEW FOR 2009

£199

Appeals to the vast majority of golfers looking for more forgiveness, higher ball flight and extra distance. Reg. Lofts: 17°, 19° and 22°.

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REscUE/HYBRid AdAms golf TeL: 01372 373237 Web: www.adamsgolf.co.uk

BEN sAYERs TeL: 0121 748 8081 Web: www.bensayersgolf.com

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M1 Chipper

£19.99

Also a superb solution for around the greens, especially for those who are not confident with their wedge play.

M1 Utility

£34.99

Perfect for the mid to high handicappers, with excellent distance and accuracy from both fairway and light rough. Lofts: 20° and 23°.

M8 Utility

£49.99

Fixed-weight technology for balance, forgiveness and power, graphite shaft for increased accuracy and a new, wider head. Lofts: 17°, 20°, 23°, 26° and 29°.

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Benny hybrid

£69.99

High-performance hybrid. Groove configuration increases spin and control from the most demanding of lies. Lofts: 19°, 22° and 25°.

The set of four Innovator X Fairbrids are designed to fit perfectly between any golfer’s driver and 5-iron. Lofts: 15°, 18°, 21° and 24°.

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BENRoss TeL: 01932 821200 Web: www.benrossgolf.com

Benross Innovator X FAIRBRID £79

Benross VT Xtreme Escape

£99

Offers golfers of all abilities alternatives to long irons. Low and deep CoG launches shots highers regardless of the lie. Lofts: 17°, 20°, 23° and 26°.

Benross Ladies VeloCT Escape

£59

A low and deep centre of gravity maximises launch angles, making escapes much easier from any lie than with traditional long irons.

BoBBY JoNEs TeL: 0845 456 5120 Web: www.bobbyjoneseurope.com

Bobby Jones Players

£129

Carpenter 465 maraging face for maximum energy transfer and cambered sole for improved shot making. Lofts: 17°, 19°, 21°, 25° and 30°.

BRidgEstoNE TeL: 01630 657689 Web: www.bridgestonegolf.com

J33 hybrid

£119

Stainless steel construction. Weight pads in sole for increased MOI and radius sole limits turf drag. Lofts: 16°, 19°, 22°, 25°.

cAllAwAY TeL: 0800 096 4591 Web: www.callawaygolf.com

FT Hybrid

£149

Shot-shaping benefits from Fusion Technology meld with the versatility of hybrids in a new design. Options: 2H, 3H, 4H, 5H. In Neutral and Draw.

FT Hybrid ladies

£149

As above.

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Diablo Hybrids

£119

Dual Runner Sole and high MOI design for power and real attitude. Options: 2H, 3H, 4H, 5H.

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X Hybrids (graphite)

£129

Fairway-conquering performance with a combination of playability, distance and forgiveness. Options: 2H, 3H, 4H, 5H.

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X Hybrids (steel)

£119

As above.

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clEVElANd golf TeL: 01420 541709 Web: www.clevelandgolf.com

Cleveland Launcher

£99 (s)

Parabolic leading edge improves launch. Horseshoe perimeter weighting lifts MOI.

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Cleveland HiBore xls

£99 (s)

Additional offset promotes a square face at impact, preventing slices. Lofts: 16°, 19°, 22°, 25°, 28°.

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Cleveland HiBore Bloom

£109

Lofts 22°, 25°, 28°. A solid replacement for ladies struggling with long irons.

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Left-handed

£129

Triple Weight System deepens CoG and increases MOI for greater forgiveness. Lofts: 16°, 18°, 20°, 23°, 26°, 29°.

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King Cobra Baffler TWS Senior’s NEW FOR 2009

£129

All the performance of the previous DWS plus lightweight Aldila shaft to help launch and carry. Lofts: 23°, 26°, 29°, 32°.

Designed for all player types looking for an easy-to-hit alternative to long irons. Lofts: 23°, 26°, 29°, 32°, 35°.

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price

description

Gents

Graphite

King Cobra Baffler TWS NEW FOR 2009

Make/model

Ladies

steel shaft

Composite head

Steel head

ResCue/hyBRid COBRA TeL: 01480 301114 Web: www.cobragolf.co.uk

King Cobra Baffler TWS Ladies £129 NEW FOR 2009 King Cobra Baffler Pro NEW FOR 2009

£149

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fORgAn gOlf TeL: 01527 598388 Web: www.forgan.co.uk

Series 1 hybrid rescue clubs NEW FOR 2009

£30

Combines the ease of hitting and distance of a wood with the accuracy of an iron. Rear precision weight, oversized head. Lofts: 15°, 18°, 21°, 24°.

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Series 3 Triangular rescue woods NEW FOR 2009

£40

Oversized triangular head increases the size of the sweetspot. Low CoG for high launch and low ball spin. Lofts: 15°, 18°, 21°, 24°.

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IWD hybrids NEW FOR 2009

£50

built from 2pc titanium cast construction, it has thin crown technology and a robot plasma welded face. A moveable weight system gives customisation.

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hippO TeL: 01283 512201 Web: www.hippo-golf.com

Hex TX

£59

Two fixed screws mean more weight is taken from the crown to the back of the club for even longer, straighter shots.

XXLi

£49

The same internal head design as the XXL with uprated shaft technology and a new look for 2009.

XXL

£49

based on the amazing driver structure with an added fixed screw in the sole to give improved ball flight and more shot control.

jOhn letteRs TeL: 08000 139139 Web: www.johnletters.com

T-Series

£69.99

Offers a superb value alternative to hard-to-hit long irons. Reg, stiff and seniors. Lofts: 17°, 20°, 23°, 26°.

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T9+ NEW FOR 2009

£79.99

Triple head weights and geometric design for easy playability. Reg, stiff and A flex. Aldila Tour Gold shaft. Lofts: Lofts: 17°, 20°, 23°, 26°.

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Trilogy Chipper

£24.99

35° of loft make it great round the greens and useful when escaping from heavy rough.

lynx TeL: 0870 428 1778 Web: www.lynx-golf.com

Black Cat Tour

£79

Geometric design for distance twinned with a customised shaft selected via CAD design and robot testing to outperform competitors.

Black Cat

£69

Traditional-shaped club with a contour design that move the energy to the centre of the club for straighter drives. Fitted with Aldila NVS shaft.

Predator

£69

A mix of new design and traditional balance. Developed to generate more energy transfer at mid-handicap swing speeds and improved ball flight.

Tigress

£79

Geometric design with maraging steel to create a lighter head weight to maximise club head speed and distance.

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Crystal Cat

£69

Offset design with traditional technology structured to be more forgiving on all shots. Specific shaft construction for modern swing speeds.

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md gOlf TeL: 02894 460333 Web: www.mdgolf.co.uk

Superstrong

£69.99

A wider sole unit reduces the CoG and allows the golfer to get the ball in the air more easily. Proforce 65 grips standard. Lofts: 15°, 18°, 21°, 24°, 27°.

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Superstrong offset

£69.99

New offset hybrid helps deliver performance and playability to those golfers who struggle with a slice. Lofts: 18°, 21°, 24°, 27°.

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miuRA TeL: 0289 262 8705 Web: www.golfballistix.com

Precious Edition hybrid

£199

Lofts: 17°, 20°, 23°.

mizunO TeL: 0800 328 0180 Web: www.mizunoeurope.com

MX-700

£95

Upgraded lightweight eS230 steel face – Mizuno’s most powerful hybrid.

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Left-handed

Gents

Ladies

Graphite

steel shaft

Composite head

Make/model

Steel head

rescue/Hybrid Price

Description

MX Fli-Hi NEW FOR 2009

£75 (s) £85 (g)

MX Fli-Hi with Y-Tune technology offers a high flying, soft landing direct alternative to the standard 3, 4 or 5-iron.

CLK Fli-Hi

£79 (s) £99 (g)

A titanium crown provides a low, deep CoG for high launch and maximum forgiveness. Lofts: 17°, 20°, 23°, 26°. Custom options available.

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MP Fli-Hi

£79 (s) £99 (g)

The MP Fli-Hi fits into the bag of good ball strikers looking for a higher trajectory and soft landing from long approach shots. Available in 2, 3, 4 and 5-irons.

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nicklaus TeL: 0870 902 2048 Web: www.nicklausgolf.com

Polarity hybrid iron

£79

Providing maximum twist resistance due to extreme polar weighting distribution. Options: 2, 3, 4, 5, 6-iron.

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Claw hybrid

£79

New technology helps minimise friction with a low-weighted sole, and the Claw’s revolutionary stabiliser rails promote better alignment on any turf.

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CB Plus hybrid iron

£59.99

Advanced ball velocity due to high CT club face. Lofts: 18°, 21°, 24°, 27°.

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HT-100 hybrid iron

£34.99

Stainless steel geometric head for increased MOI with mid/firm flex graphite shaft.

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nike TeL: 0800 056 1640 Web: www.nikegolfeurope.com

rescue/Hybrid

Sasquatch SUMO

£130

Designed to deliver exceptional stability at impact and produce high launching, soft landing shots. Options: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5.

orka golF TeL: 0845 862 0061 Web: www.orkagolf.com

PS40 hybrid NEW FOR 2009

From £129

15-5 maraged steel face and body, configurable weight system, dynamic face design, PU rubberised crown, PVD black finish. Lofts: 16°, 19°, 22°, 25°.

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Kii hybrid

From £79

15-5 maraged steel face and body, configurable weight system weight options to create draw or nuetral bias. Lofts: 17°, 20°, 23°.

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Xtreme Response

From £59

17-4 stainless steel, low, deep CoG with a single, fixed weight port. Multiple shaft and grip options to custom fit it for you. Lofts: 17°, 20°, 23°.

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Ping TeL: 01427 619200 Web: www.pingeurope.co.uk

Ping Rapture C2 hybrid

£135 (s) £150 (g)

A larger head profile and longer face increase the MOI for improved accuracy and confidence. Lofts: 17°, 20°, 23°, 27°.

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Ping G10 hybrid

£110 (s) £125 (g)

A versatile alternative to mid and long irons. Six lofts provide replacement options from the 1-6 irons in addition to fairway woods.

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Ping ladies Rhapsody hybrid

£110 (s) £125 (g)

The sloped crown design and low CoG position of the stainless steel head provides higher launching, longer-flying results from all conditions.

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V5 driver

£99

Constructed from 4pc forged 6-4 titanium, the V5 460 delivers a high launch/ low spin ball flight and enlarged sweet spot.

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ram TeL: 01895 813613 Web: www.ramgolf.co.uk

Ram Tour Grind X

£59.99

Neat new head shape offers maximum playability and forgiveness. High MOI design and custom Ram Japanese shafts. Lofts: 18°, 20°, 21°, 23°, 24°.

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Ram SDX NEW FOR 2009

£39.99

Designed for maximum forgiveness. enhanced perimeter weighting maximises MOI and energy transfer to the ball. Lofts: 18°, 20°, 21°, 23°, 24°.

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seve ballesteros by md golF TeL: 02894 460333 Web: www.mdgolf.co.uk

ICON High MOI

£99.99

by positioning more weight at the corners of the clubhead, this hybrid is exceptionally stable through impact. Lofts: 15°, 1°8, 21°, 24°.

snake eyes TeL: 01480 308800 Web: www.snakeeyescustom.com

Viper Tour Black hybrid

£99

Viper Tour hybrids offer a pro-quality alternative to difficult long irons. The 3WT adjustable weighting system gives golfers the ability to customise ball flight.

Snake Eyes Custom Lady Indigo hybrid

£99

Replaces harder to hit 4, 5 and 6-irons with a slightly offset hybrid head that is designed to perform perfectly well from either the fairway or the rough.

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srixon TeL: 01420 541709 Web: www.srixon.co.uk

XX10 5 NEW FOR 2009

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£149


Right-handed

Incorporates WS System. Optimum distance from low and deep CoG. Enlarged sweetspot. Consistent flight and great feel. Lofts: 19°, 22°, 25°.

Left-handed

£99

Gents

AD hybrid

Ladies

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steel shaft

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resCUe/HyBrid

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taylormade TEL: 00 800 8624 4653 WEb: www.taylormadegolf.com

r7 CGB MAX rescue

£139

Features a triangular-shaped clubhead that allows for an extremely low and deep- back CoG that makes it incredibly easy to launch the ball high and long.

r7 CGB MAX women’s rescue

£139

As above.

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Burner (Tour Launch)

£129

Designed with a taller face profile and larger toe area as requested and preferred by Tour pros. Also engineered with a slight fade bias.

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Burner (High Launch)

£129

Shallower clubface promotes more spin than the Tour Launch in order to keep the ball in the air longer for greater carry and distance. Also has a slight draw bias.

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Burner women’s rescue

£129

As above but with a ladies flex SuperFast 50g shaft.

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titleist TEL: 01480 301114 WEb: www.titleist.co.uk

£150

A progressive line of hybrids that produce optimum launch and spin through the lofts. Lofts: 15°, 17°, 19°, 21°, 24°.

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top-flite TEL: 01954 786600 WEb: www.topflite.com

Gamer hybrid

£49

Stainless steel hybrid with high MOI design. Loft: 22°.

wilson staff TEL:01294 316270 WEb: www.wilsonstaff.com

FYbrid

£109

Fuses fairway woods and hybrids into one easy-to-understand family of utilities. The series comprises two fairway woods, a bridging FY club and three hybrids.

Ladies’ FYbrid NEW FOR 2009

£109

As above but with softer graphics and softer flex V2 shafts. Lofts: 15°, 18°, 19.5°, 21°, 24°, 27°.

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Ladies Luxe hybrids

£109

Featuring the same smoke-black finish as the Luxe driver and fairway woods, the precision loft utilities are easy to use from fairway and rough. Lofts: 26°, 30°, 34°.

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The XC+ features a composite head for more accurate weight distribution and a lower, deeper centre of gravity. The two-way round sole reduces turf drag.

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yonex TEL: 0208 742 9777 WEb: www.yonex.co.uk

Cyberstar XC+

£119

foUr Class aCts we loVe UsinG These hybrids reigned in 2008 – can this year’s models surpass them?!

ping G10 £114 (s) £129 (g)

One of the Silver award winners in our TG Test in 2008, the G10 hybrid features a sloped crown which helps create high-launching shots, while a weight pad positions the CG lower to reduce spin.

Callaway ft Hybrid 08 £149

Without doubt one of the stand-out hybrids in recent times. Incredibly easy to hit from both fairway and rough, as a useful weapon off tees that demand tight, well-positioned shots.

mizuno ClK fli Hi £79 (s) £99 (g)

The head-weighting in this beauty from Mizuno is designed to encourage a draw, which is ideal for the majority of golfers who endure a slice as their shot-shape! Great off the tee too, with impressive length.

HYBRIDS – A CLUB FOR ALL TESTS

Cobra Baffler dws 08 £124 (s) £140 (g)

A super-forgiving hybrid offering from a company who don’t make bad rescue clubs. Great high launch and impressive looks make this a classic. Perfect for mid and higher handicappers.

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909 H NEW FOR 2009


WO Desperate to hit more par fives in two? Here are the weapons that can oblige...


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Right-handed

XTD Insight A3 OS fairway wood

£199

Built with mass properties and specifications to achieve optimal launch conditions. Reg, Stiff and Seniors. Options: 3, 5 and 7 woods.

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XTD Insight A3 Pro fairway wood

£229

Easy-to-hit performance of a hybrid but with greater distance than a traditional fairway wood. Stiff. Lofts: 13°, 14.5° and 16°.

Ovation II fairway wood

£99

Easy-to-hit fairway wood for the mid-to-high handicap golfer. Reg. Options: 3 and 5 woods.

Tech Insight A4 fairway wood NEW FOR 2009

£279

Innovative design better fills the gap between your driver and hybrid than a conventional fairway wood. Reg. Options: 3 and 5 woods.

Tech Insight A4 OS fairway wood NEW FOR 2009

£279

Perfect option for those long, tight shots out of the rough, on the fairway or off the tee. Reg. Options: 3 and 5 woods.

Speedline fairway wood NEW FOR 2009

£199

Details unavailable as What Gear went to press.

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Ladies

Providing the easy-to-hit performance of a hybrid and greater distance than a traditional fairway wood. Reg & Stiff. Options: 3+, 3, 5 and 7 woods.

Description

Graphite

Steel shaft

£199

Price

Titanium

XTD Insight A3 fairway wood

Make/model

Steel head

Composite

Left-handed

FAIRWAY WOODS ADAmS gOlF TEL: 01372 37323 7 WEB: www.adamsgolf.co.uk

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BEN SAYERS TEL: 0121 748 8081 WEB: www.bensayersgolf.com

M1 fairway woods

£39.99

Offset chromium hardened stainless steel head is designed with extra low weighting to lower the CoG. Options: 3 and 5 woods.

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M2 fairway woods

£49.99

Precision cast stainless steel heads and weighting panels for maximum forgiveness on off-centre shot:s. Aldila shafts. Options: 3 and 5 woods.

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Benny fairway

£79.99

Ultra-low and deep CoG for perfect launch angle, great control and accuracy.

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BRIDgEStONE TEL: 01630 657689 WEB: www.bridgestonegolf.com

J33 fairway woods

£129

Stainless steel construction. Elastomer inserts and a tungsten weight in the sole. Options: 3, 5 and 7 woods.

BENROSS TEL: 01932 821200 WEB: www.benrossgolf.com

Benross VT Xtreme fairway wood

£69

Small enough to hit from the tightest fairway lie, but big and forgiving enough to hit from the tee. Lofts: 15°, 18°, 19° and 21°.

Benross VeloCT Ladies fairway wood

£69

Classically simple and efficient in design with modern MAX lofts to maximise playability and carry distance. Lofts: 18° and 21°.

BOBBY JONES TEL: 0845 456 5120 WEB: www.bobbyjoneseurope.com

Bobby Jones Players woods

£149

Carpenter 465 maraging face milled to 1.6mm for maximun energy transfer. Lofts: 13°, 15°, 17° and 19°.

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BRIDgEStONE TEL: 01630 657689 WEB: www.bridgestonegolf.com

J33 fairway woods

£129

Stainless steel construction. Elastomer inserts and a tungsten weight in the sole. Options: 3, 5 and 7 woods.

cAllAWAY TEL: 0800 096 4591 WEB: www.callawaygolf.com

FT-i Squareway woods

£219

The revolutionary technology and design of the breakthrough FT-i driver progresses into fairway woods. Options: 3, 5 and 7 woods.

FT-i Squareway ladies woods

£219

FT fairway woods

As above.

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£179

Fusion Technology to help you find more fairways and reach more greens. Lofts: 3, 4, 5, 7 and 9 woods. Some lofts available in Neutral and Draw.

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FT Tour fairway woods

£189

As above. Lofts: 13°, 15°.

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FT ladies fairway woods

£179

As above. Options: 3, 4, 5, 7 and 9 woods.

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Diablo fairway woods

£149

All-stainless steel construction. Options: 3, 5, 7 and 9 woods. Available in Draw.

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Diablo Tour fairway woods

£149

As above. Lofts: 13°, 15°, 18°. Available in Neutral.

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Big Bertha ladies woods

£149

Designed specifically for a woman’s swing. Options: 3, 5, 7 and 9 woods.

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Cleveland Launcher

£125

Boasting low spin, a mid-trajectory and high MOI this is the longest and straightest Launcher ever from Cleveland. Lofts: 13°, 15°, 17°, 19°, 22°.

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Cleveland HiBore Bloom

£139

Available in 3, 5 or 7 wood, great off the fairway and from the tee.

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Steel shaft

Ladies

Composite

Largest face ever on a Cleveland fairway wood. Increased MOI for more stability and accuracy. Lofts: 13°, 15°, 19°, 22°.

description

Titanium

£139

price

Steel head

Cleveland HiBore XLS

Make/model

CLEVELAND GOLF TeL: 01420 541709 WeB: www.clevelandgolf.com

COBRA TeL: 01480 301114 WeB: www.cobragolf.co.uk

King Cobra S9-1 F woods NEW FOR 2009

£149

Designed for all fast speed player levels looking to maximise their distance and accuracy. Options: 3, 5 and 7 woods.

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King Cobra S9-1 M woods NEW FOR 2009

£149

For moderate ball speed players with a strong fade or slice that can utilise shot-correcting draw bias. Options: 3, 5 and 7 woods.

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King Cobra S9-1 OS M/Seniors NEW FOR 2009

£149

As above.

King Cobra S9-1 M OS Ladies NEW FOR 2009

£149

As above.

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King Cobra S9-1 Pro

£159

For low-handicap players with extreme ball speeds demanding shot-shaping ability for greater accuracy. Options: 3+, 3 and 5 woods.

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FORGAN GOLF TeL: 01527 598388 WeB: www.forgan.co.uk

Series 1 fairway woods NEW FOR 2009

£30

Tour-quality 431 composite oversized stainless steel heads produce high MOI for maximum forgiveness on off-centre strikes. Options: 3, 5, 7 woods.

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Series 3 Triangular fairway woods NEW FOR 2009

£40

Unique shape and strategic internal weighting creates maximum stability through impact. Options: 3, 5, 7 woods.

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IWD fairway woods NEW FOR 2009

£50

Confidence-inspiring woods created from a blend of stainless steel oversized heads, huge sweetspot, high MOI and low CoG.

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hIppO TeL: 01283 512201 WeB: www.hippo-golf.com

Hex TX fairway woods

£59

Two fixed screws mean more weight is taken from the crown to the back of the club for even longer, straighter shots.

XXLi fairway woods

£49

The same internal head design as the XXL, with uprated shaft technology and a new look for 2009.

XXL fairway woods

£49

Based on the amazing driver strcture with an added fixed screw in the sole to give improved ball flight and more shot control.

Giant fairway woods

£39

Modern technology with extreme value. Designed for game improvement and hitting the fairway. Lofts: 10° and HL.

jOhN LEttERS TeL: 08000 139139 WeB: www.johnletters.com

T-Series fairway woods

£79.99

Dual weighting system moves CoG low and back. Options: 3, 5, 7 woods.

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T9+ fairway woods NEW FOR 2009

£99

Triple head weights and geometric design deliver maximum distance and accuracy. Reg, stiff and A flex. Options: 3, 5, 7 woods.

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LYNx TeL: 0870 428 1778 WeB: www.lynx-golf.com

Black Cat Tour fairway woods

£79

Geometric design for distance twinned with a customised shaft.

Black Cat fairway woods

£69

Contour design moves the energy to centre of the club for straighter drives.

Predator fairway woods

£69

Developed to generate more energy transfer at mid-handicap swing speeds.

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Right-handed

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Crystal Cat fairway woods

£69

Offset design with traditional technology structured to be more forgiving.

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Ladies

Geometric design with maraging steel to create a lighter head weight.

Graphite

Steel shaft

£79

Titanium

Tigress fairway woods

Steel head

Composite

FAIRWAY WOODS lYnx CONTINUED...

mD gOlF Tel: 02894 460333 Web: www.mdgolf.co.uk

Superstrong fairway wood

£69.99

A shallower club face and a more compact head shape make this the ideal fairway wood from the tee or a tight fairway lie. Options: 3, 5 woods.

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Superstrong offset wood

£69.99

It’s offset, so aimed at those who struggle with a slice. Options: 3, 5 woods.

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Superstrong square wood

£69.99

Aimed at golfers who want to hit the ball super straight. Options: 3, 5 woods.

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mIuRA Tel: 0289 262 8705 Web: www.golfballistix.com

Precious Edition fairway wood £249

3 and 5 woods with 15° and 18° lofts.

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mIzunO Tel: 0118 936 2100 Web: www.mizuno.com

FAIRWAY WOODS

MX-700 fairway wood

£109

A new light eS230 steel plasma welded face saves the weight needed for the expanded body size – and a genuine tee-shot alternative.

F-60 fairway wood

£99 (s) £119 (g)

Combines a classic profile with deep CoG for ease of use. engineered to offer a high, powerful trajectory. A full range of custom-fit options are available.

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nIcklAuS Tel: 0870 902 2048 Web: www.nicklausgolf.com

Dual Point Claw fairway woods

£99

Optimised stability through impact, reduced friction through the turf, high launch angle and enhanced ball speed. Options: 3, 3+, 4, 5, 7 woods.

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CB Plus fairway woods

£69.99

Advanced ball velocity due to high CT club face. Options: 3, 5 woods.

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HT100 fairway woods

£34.99

Advanced geometric design available in 3 and 5 wood options.

nIke Tel: 0800 056 1640 Web: www.nikegolfeurope.com

Sasquatch DYMO fairway woods

£165

New Quad Keel Sole angles four critical sole quadrants to minimise interaction with the ground to hit it straighter and longer. Options: 3, 3+, 4, 5, 7 woods.

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ORkA gOlF Tel: 0845 862 0061 Web: www.orkagolf.com

PS40 fairway woods

From £129

15-5 maraged steel construction, configurable weight system, PU rubberised crown, PVD black finish. Options: 3, 4, 5 woods.

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Kii fairway woods

From £79

As above plus eight options for draw or neutral bias. Options: 3, 5 woods.

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Xtreme Response woods

From £59

17-4 stainless steel, low and deep CoG. Options: 3, 5, 7 woods.

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PIng Tel: 01427 619200 Web: www.pingeurope.co.uk

Ping Rapture V2 woods

£99

The shallow face and wider sole of the large, stainless steel head ensures stability and forgiveness while producing a high trajectory.

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Ping G10 fairway woods

£160

The G10s have a crown that directly intersects the sole to create a low profile head that combines with a long, shallow face for improved performance.

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Ping ladies Rhapsody woods

£160

A lighter overall weight to increase clubhead speed for improved performance.

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RAm Tel: 01895 813613 Web: www.ramgolf.co.uk

Ram Tour Grind X woods

£59.99

New head shape offers maximum forgiveness. Options: 3 and 5 woods.

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NEW Ram SDX fairway woods

£39.99

enhanced perimeter weighting raises energy transfer. Options: 3, 5, 7 woods.

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Seve bAlleSteROS bY mD gOlF Tel: 02894 460333 Web: www.mdgolf.co.uk

ICON High MOI fairway woods

£99.99

Shallower centre of gravity which promotes a lower ball flight. All fairways are fitted with a V2 shaft as standard. lofts: 3, 5 woods.

SnAke eYeS Tel: 01480 308800 Web: www.snakeeyescustom.com

Viper Tour Black woods

£129

Makes shaping long shots easy from a variety of lies. Options: 3 and 5 woods.

Viper XT fairway woods

£119

Deep-CG bullet shape and designed to shift weight low and rearward.

Custom Lady Indigo woods

£99

latest advances make each club easy to use for slower swings.

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SRIxOn Tel: 01420 541709 WeB: www.srixon.co.uk

NEW XX10 5 fairway woods

£199

Power Charge technology for high ball flight and distance. lofts: 14.5°, 15°, 18°.

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M Steel fairway

£139

long carry, low CoG and great feel. larger sweetspot. lofts: 15°, 18°.

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NEW WR fairway woods

£139

enlarged head & sweetspot, shallow back design,lofts: 14.5°, 18.5° regular only.

tAYlORmADe Tel: 00 800 8624 4653 WeB: www.taylormadegolf.com

r7 CGB MAX fairway woods

£219

r7 CGB MAX women’s fairway £219

A variety of top-level technologies make them great game-improvement kit.

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NEW Burner Tour Launch fairway woods

£149

Both new Burner fairway woods incorporate TaylorMade’s SuperFast technology, to promote faster swing speed for increased distance.

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NEW Burner Hi Launch woods

£149

As above.

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Burner Hi Launch women’s

£149

A deep, far-from-the-face CoG location for easy launch and great forgiveness.

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NEW 909 F2 fairway woods

£159

A round profile, high performance fairway with a larger, extended face that produces higher launch with mid spin. lofts: 13.5° (custom only) 15.5°, 18.5°.

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NEW 909 F3 fairway woods

£159

A pear profile, deep face, high performance fairway that produces mid launch with low spin. lofts: 13°, 15°, 18°.

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tOp-FlIte Tel: 01954 786600 WeB: www.topflite.com

Gamer fairway wood

£69

Stainless steel fairway wood with high MOI design. loft: 17°.

WIlSOn StAFF Tel: 01294 316270 WeB: www.wilsonstaff.com

FYbrid fairway woods

£109

Fuses fairway woods and hybrids into one easy-to-understand family of utilities for the perfect combination of loft and length.

FYbrid ladies fairway woods NEW FOR 2009

£109

Offers the same distance gapping solutions as the men’s range but comes with softer graphics and softer flex V2 shafts. lofts: 15°, 18°, 19.5°, 21°, 24°, 27°.

Luxe fairway woods

£109

The luxe fairway woods have been designed with a low and deep CG to deliver a high ball flight and maximum forgiveness. lofts 18°, 22°.

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£129

The same distinctive ridge as the Spine driver, creating a lower and deeper CoG for exceptional forgiveness on off-centre shots and a high launch angle.

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YOnex Tel: 0208 742 9777 WeB: www.yonex.co.uk

Nanospeed i fairway woods

£179

The latest Nanoscience in the shaft kick-point and tip means faster swing speeds. The ‘Aero Pentagon’ shaped composite head maintains these speeds.

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VM-X fairway woods

£129

V-Slot technology lowers the CoG for optimum distance enhancing trajectory. Aero-Pentagon shaped head increasing accuracy and swing speed.

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ClUB FOCUS

A DRIVER WITH VENOM The impressive Snake eyes Viper XT is a big stick with plenty of bite We all know, statistically, you take fewer shots with your driver than any other type of club in your bag. But the excitement that runs through you when you buy a new driver far outweighs the level of delight when you purchase a putter. Unless you’re a Crenshaw wannabe! But buying the right driver is fraught with danger. Pulling one off the shelf at your local shop and parting with your hard-earned cash on the basis of a few ‘waggles’ is akin to buying a new car based on the colour of the seats. The look of the club obviously plays a large part, but buying the right big dog to suit your swing and game is far more important.

The Snake Eyes Viper XT, which is new for 2009, combines both breathtaking looks and cracking technological benefits. The ‘bullet-shape’ head will satisfy the shallow golfers who want to look great posing over the ball while the real performers will love the quality. It features a drafted stepped sole design and a rear weight located in the sole, which combine to shift the weight deep and towards the back. This means brilliantly soaring drives and impressive distance. Finally, the weight towards the back can be removed and replaced with a heavier screw to increase launch angle further, without raising spin rate!

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FAIRWAY WOODS

tItleISt Tel: 01480 301114 WeB: www.titleist.co.uk


TH A L O W N E IN L ED NE F G WO ES

WEDGES The set-up of your wedge is vital. Here is the definitive guide to the options available


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wEdgEs AdAms golf TeL: 01372 373237 Web: www.adamsgolf.co.uk

Puglielli forged wedge NEW FOR 2009

£129

Designed with a classic teardrop shape and comes with Tour-proven performance. Lofts: 52°, 56° and 60°.

BEN sAYERs TeL: 0121 748 8081 Web: www.bensayersgolf.com

M1 wedge

£19.99

Contoured neck profile to eliminate a shank, large face and high toe profile to enhance accuracy. Loft: 60°.

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M2 Precision wedge

£29.99

Classic teardrop design with CNC milled face and grooves for increased spin and control. Stepless steel shaft as standard. Lofts: 52°, 56° and 60°.

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Benny wedge

£49.99

Feel, control and spin are all maximised in the Gun Metal Ultimate Spin benny series wedges. Lofts: 52°, 56° and 60°.

BENRoss TeL: 01932 821200 Web: www.benrossgolf.com

Benross VX51 forged wedge

£59

Designed to complement the VX51 forged irons. Ten choices of Project X or Dynamic Gold shafts as standard. Lofts: 52°, 56° and 60°.

Benross Innovator wedge

£50

Combines the off-centre forgiveness of a cavity back with the feel of a forged blade. Lofts: 52°, 54°, 56°, 58° and 60°.

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Bobby Jones Pelz wedges

£100

Three-part head construction with milled face insert of 440-xh alloy for increased spin, control and feel. Two bounce options. Lofts: 52°, 56°, 60°, 64°.

BRidgEstoNE TeL: 01630 657689 Web: www.bridgestonegolf.com

West Coast design Gold

£89

Soft 8620 mild carbon steel, classic head shape with variable bounce technology. CNC milled U grooves. Lofts: 52°, 54°, 56°, 60°.

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£89

Soft 8620 mild carbon steel with liquid copper finish that will rust over time. Variable bounce technology. CNC milled U grooves. Lofts: 52°, 54°, 56°, 60°.

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cAllAwAY TeL: 0800 096 4591 Web: www.callawaygolf.com

X Forged Vintage wedge

£99

Designed by Roger Cleveland, with all the feel and precision more accomplished golfers demand. Lofts: 48°, 50°, 52°, 54°, 56°, 58°, 60°, 64°.

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X Forged Chrome wedge

£89

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Tour Authentic X-Forged Vintage/Chrome wedge

£139

As above. Options: 58-PM, 60-PM.

Odyssey Marxman X-act

£89

A short-game option that utilises the same alignment system found in Odyssey’s Marxman putters.

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£89

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clEVElANd golf TeL: 01420 541709 Web: www.clevelandgolf.com

CG12 Black Pearl

£89

Classic wedge design. Lofts: 48°, 50°, 52°, 54°, 56°, 58°, 60°, 64°.

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£89

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CG14 Black Pearl

£89

The CG14 offers a perfect balance of performance, versatility and forgiveness. Lofts: 48°, 50°, 52°, 54°, 56°, 58°, 60°, 64°.

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giving an even wider choice. Most players carry a sand wedge (56°) and a pitching wedge (48°) - but it’s well worth considering adding one,

or maybe two gap wedges at 52° and 54° for increased shot versatility. And if you play at a course with lots of pot bunkers, it

may be worth getting a 60° offering. Bounce is also crucial to how your wedge plays so make sure you also consider that when buying.


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CG14 Chrome

£89

The CG14 offers a perfect balance of performance, versatility and forgiveness. Lofts: 48°, 50°, 52°, 54°, 56°, 58°, 60°, 64°.

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Cleveland 588

£69

Large face and high toe combination allows players to hit with accuracy and control. Made from 8620 soft carbon steel.

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CG12 DSG

£89

A wedge that allows for high, soft flop shots with zip. Lofts: 52°, 54°, 56°, 58°, 60°, 64°.

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CG14 Bloom

£89

Like the men’s version, the Bloom inspires confidence around the greens.

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Bloom Niblick

£99

If chipping is causing concern, this super-forgiving wedge could be the answer.

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Niblick

£99

Combines the best features of a wedge, putter, iron and hybrid to create the ultimate hybrid scoring club. Lofts: 37°, 42°.

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FOrGAN GOLF TeL: 01527 598388 WeB: www.forgan.co.uk

Series 1 wedges NEW FOR 2009

£25

A wide sole decreases turf drag and helps in tricky lies. Weight is placed deep and low in the club head for a high MoI. Loft: 56°.

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Series 2 wedges NEW FOR 2009

£20

Sleek new design reduces turf drag, milled grooves create maximum spin. Stainless steel head with polished chrome. Lofts: 56° (SW), 60°, 64° (LW).

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Tad Moore Blaster

£59.99

With its wide sole design you simply can’t fail to escape, even from the worst of lies. Lofts: 56°, 60°.

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Tad Moore Tour Chrome

£69.99

Tad Moore designed each of these precision-crafted wedges using modern milling technology for shot stopping control. Lofts: 52°, 56°, 60°.

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Tad Moore Tour Black

£69.99

each of these precision crafted wedges uses modern milling technology to achieve the ultimate shot-stopping control. Lofts: 52°, 56°, 60°.

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Tad Moore Tour Proto NEW FOR 2009

£79.99

Tad Moore and leading Tour players have teamed up to bring you this classic wedge, playable from all lies.

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Tad Moore Chipper NEW FOR 2009

£59.99

A chipper designed by Tad Moore to help golfers looking for that something extra around the green.

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mD GOLF TeL: 02894 460333 WeB: www.mdgolf.co.uk

NV Drew Series

£49.99

Finished in nickel. CnC milled finish and 50% less bounce than a standard wedge, making it ideal for hitting from tight lies. Lofts: 48°, 50°, 52°, 54°, 56°, 58°, 60°.

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Superstrong Players Cobalt

£49.99

Award-winning wedges feature a CnC-milled face which provides a rougher surface for better spin retention on short shots.

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miurA TeL: 0289 262 8705 WeB: www.golfballistix.com

Miura Satin wedge

£130

Forged satin wedge in 50°, 52°, 54°, 56°, 58° and 60° lofts.

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Miura Black wedge

£140

Forged black wedge in 50°, 52°, 54°, 56°, 58° and 60° lofts.

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£155

Forged raw wedge in 52°, 56° and 60° lofts.

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MP T-Series Black Nickel

£89 (s) £99 (g)

Classic Grain Flow Forged teardrop-shaped wedge with the highly-versatile C-Grind sole design. Lofts: 47°, 51°, 53°, 56°, 58°, 60°.

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MP T-Series Chrome

£89 (s) £99 (g)

Same specifications as the MP T-Series Black nickel wedges, but in a chrome finish.

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MP R-Series Black Nickel

£89 (s) £99 (g)

Grain Flow forged round-shaped wedges in a classic finish, featuring workshop grind sole design and CnC max milled grooves. Lofts: 5°2, 54°, 56°, 58°, 60°.

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MP R-Series Chrome

£89 (s) £99 (g)

Same specifications as the MP R-Series Black nickel wedges, but in a chrome finish.

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hOtbLADE TeL: 01372 373237 WeB: www.hotblade.co.uk


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MX Series Black Nickel NEW FOR 2009

£75 (s) £85 (g)

NeW and updated Grain Flow Forged model incorporating Y-Tune technology to complement Mizuno’s MX iron and Fli-Hi range. Lofts: 50°, 55°, 60°.

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MX Series Chrome

£75 (s) £85 (g)

Same specifications as the MX Series Black Nickel wedges, but in a chrome finish.

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mizuno CONTINUED...

nicklaus TeL: 0870 902 2048 WeB: www.nicklausgolf.com

Spin Slot wedges

£59.99

Slot heel relief design with ultra-flat, CNC-milled face for increased spin capabilities and shot-making. Lofts: 52°, 56°, 58°, 60°.

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JN 101 Soft Black

£39.99

Black chrome, soft stainless steel, precision flat face with back weighting for lower centre of gravity. Lofts: 52°, 56°, 60°.

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£19.99

Soft cast stainless steel head with soft satin finish. Lofts: 52°, 56°, 60°, 64°.

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nike TeL: 0800 056 1640 WeB: www.nikegolfeurope.com

Wedges

Victory Red forged wedge

£95

High Rev grooves to produce maximum spin for increased control and shot placement. Various options available.

SV Tour wedge

£75

Classic profile and grinds provide a clean look with maximum versatility. CNC milled face for consistent ball response. Various options available.

orka golF TeL: 0845 862 0061 WeB: www.orkagolf.com

RS18

From £79

Japan forged from a single billet of S25c carbon steel. CNC precision milled cavity, face and grooves. Cavity design for forgiveness and feel.

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ping TeL: 01427 619200 WeB: www.pingeurope.co.uk

Ping Tour-W wedges

£90 (s) £105 (g)

The Tour-W wedges feature a tungsten weight in the toe of the club which increases the moment of inertia and improves forgiveness.

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Ping i-Wedge

£180 (s) £95 (g)

The i-Wedge’s Sand Cup design positions the pivot point further from the leading edge and features an aggressively tapered heel and toe.

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Perfect for using around the greens. Its high loft gets the ball airborne quickly and landing softly on the green. Chrome or gun metal. Loft: 60°.

proline TeL: 08000 139139 WeB: www.prolinegolf.com

Maxi Spin

£19.99

ram TeL: 01895 813613 WeB: www.ramgolf.co.uk

Ram Tour Grind X

£39.99

Classic sleek design for increased playability. Advanced groove technology provides superb distance and spin control. Lofts: 52°, 56°, 60°.

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Ram SDX Chipper

£24.99

Traditional design for ease of use on those difficult bump and run shots around the green. Great feel and feedback.

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seve ballesteros by md golF TeL: 02894 460333 WeB: www.mdgolf.co.uk

Seve Icon

£69.99

Incorporates special ‘razor grooves’ to help the club golfer maximise spin. In classic chrome and double nickel finishes. Lofts: 48°, 50°, 52°, 54°, 56°, 58°, 60°.

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Seve Grind

£69.99

Relief has been taken from the toe and heel to show softer lines to improve feel. The club also has 2.5mm offset. Lofts: 48°, 50°, 52°, 54°, 56°, 58°, 60°.

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Seve Continuous

£69.99

The design of the sole keeps the head moving through sand and Bermuda grass and prevents duff shots. Lofts: 52°, 56°, 60°.

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snake eyes TeL: 01480 308800 WeB: www.snakeeyescustom.com

Snake Eyes 685BX

£99

Fluid forged using a soft 8620 carbon steel that gives the ultimate in feel and distance control. Lofts: 52°, 54°, 56°, 58°, 60°, 64°.

srixon TeL: 01420 541709 WeB: www.srixon.co.uk

WG706

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£99

Reduced heel bounce and trimmed sole make it easy to open face. engraved U grooves and face milling provide exceptional spin. Lofts: 52°, 56°, 60°.


WIN

WIN A POWAKADDY TROLLEY & BAG WORTH OVER £500! Four chances to start the season with a terrific new powered trolley A NEW SET OF CUSTOMFITTED PING G10 IRONS! TG has teamed up with american golf to offer THREE lucky readers the chance to win a set of fantastic Ping G10 irons – custom-fitted to their exact specifications. The winners will have their customfitting session at one of the retailer’s 70 stores throughout the UK. american golf know custom-fitting is vital to get maximum performance from your clubs. They can help you improve your game by adding greater distance, accuracy and consistency as well as helping to eliminate slicing and a lack of distance. The retailer recommends custom-fitting for all golfers, whatever their standard. For example, without being custom-fitted, low handicappers could be using irons of the wrong length or weight, making further improvement difficult. Providing such a successful custom-fit experience is the result of the skills and knowledge of american golf’s highlytrained team, combined with the most up-to-date custom fit equipment. Nearly all of their 70 stores use the Vector Pro Launch System, the latest in custom-fit technology. This system is recognised as the best in its field as one of the most precise and accurate instruments in ball launch technology. The Vector Pro allows store staff to recommend the very best clubs for customers; it measures even the slightest change in grip, stance and swing, ensuring a totally accurate custom-fit experience. Using the Vector Pro means swing speed can be checked to discover which is the most suitable shaft flex for your new clubs. It measures the shape of your shot and launch angle. A hand-to-floor measurement determines the length of shaft you require. A dynamic and static lie check is also carried out to ensure the club sits square at impact.

Lastly, hand size is measured to identify the correct thickness of grip. The final step is for the customer to try out different specifications of their favoured irons. Combined with the earlier recorded results, that completes the perfect fit. Ping is the custom-fitting pioneer and remains the market leader in this regard. The G10 irons continued their commitment to excellence last year by being the No.1 selling iron model in 2008*. They are engineered with extreme perimeter weighting to increase the MOI for extra forgiveness and added consistency. The large head features a new deep cavity shape and wider sole. The centre of gravity in the G10s is positioned away from the face, and low in the clubhead to encourage higher-launching, low-spinning shots. Ping have also improved stability in the hitting area, giving consistent ball velocity

across the clubface. The finished product is a very forgiving set of irons – which will be custom-fitted to our winners’ requirements. * The G10 was the No.1 selling iron model for On and Off Course channels of golf retail sales according to Golf Datatech Europe, LLC.

How to enter Just answer this easy question: What custom-fitting technology do american golf use? A. Vector Pro B. Pro System C. Swing Sure

Leave your answer at www.todaysgolfer.co.uk/ competitions Postal entries to: Today’s Golfer, Media House, Lynch Wood, Peterborough Business Park, Peterborough, PE2 6EA. Deadline for entries is March 25. Terms and conditions apply. The prize is non-transferable and there is no cash alternative.


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M O P AS UR FOUT S C TE IVE U R S !

PUTTERS Getting frustrated on the greens? Cast your eye on EIGHT pages of putters!


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PUTTERS BEN SAYERS Tel: 0121 748 8081 WeB: www.bensayersgolf.com

M1 putter

£19.99

Cast from a blend of alloys, each face is then implanted with a separate computer-milled face insert for a soft, responsive result. Four weight options.

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M2 putter

£29.99

Solid feel and excellent feedback. Internal weighting system for balance. Available in a range of styles for weight and balance.

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ADX

£59.99

Milled face for high performance, stepless steel shaft and Golf Pride V-Rad grips as standard. Includes Benny two-tone head cover.

ADZ

£59.99

As above.

ADB

£59.99

Mid-size mallet putter. Internal weight system for perfect balance and roll.

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BENRoSS Tel: 01932 821200 WeB: www.benrossgolf.com

PUTTERS

Benross Innovator Stand-Up putter

£129

The Innovator’s large footprint enables it to stand along in winds of up to 25mph and on slopes up to 12°, helping golfers to pre-align putts.

Benross Pure Red putter series

£49/£59

Has a variety of toe/heel weighted, centre/heel shafted and blade/mallet heads to suit the demands of the discerning golfer.

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Benross Ladies Innovator Pure Red putter

£59

An excellent mallet head design with clear alignment strips to aid putting performance. A soft polyurethane insert increases feel and feedback.

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cAllAwAY Tel: 0800 096 4591 WeB: www.callawaygolf.com

Black Series I 2 Ball

£229

Multi-material construction, head weight optimisation and Tour insert for the elite player, with the firm’s legendary 2-Ball alignment.

Black Series I #1

£199

Multi-material construction, head weight optimisation and Tour insert for the elite player.

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Black Series I #6

£199

As above.

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£199

As above.

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Black Series I #9

£199

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Black Series #1

£189

Multi-material construction, head weight optimisation and precision-milled head for the elite player.

Black Series #3

£189

As above.

White Hot Tour #1

£109

Head weight optimisation and White-Hot Tour insert, with bronzed Tour finish as preferred by Tour players.

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White Hot Tour #2

£109

As above.

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White Hot Tour #2 CS

£109

As above.

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£109

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White Hot Tour #7 Heavy

£109

As above.

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White Hot Tour #9

£109

As above.

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White Hot Tour Rossie

£109

As above.

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White Hot XG 2 Ball

£139

Multi-layer insert, textured impact zone and legendary 2-Ball alignment system.

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White Hot XG 2 Ball Centre-Shaft

£139

As above.

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White Hot XG 2 Ball Blade

£139

As above.

White Hot XG 2 Ball (Mid/Long)

£159

As above.

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White Hot XG #1

£99

Multi-layer insert, textured impact zone and Tour-proven head shapes.

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White Hot XG #7 CS

£99

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White Hot XG #7 (Mid/Long)

£159

As above.

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White Hot XG #9

£99

Multi-layer insert, textured impact zone and Tour-proven head shapes.

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White Hot XG F7 2-Ball

£139

Progressive high MOI design that includes multi-layer insert, textured impact zone and legendary 2-Ball alignment system.

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White Hot XG Hawk

£99

Progressive high MOI design and alignment system. Multi-layer insert.

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£139

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White Hot XG Marxman

£149

Multi-layer insert, textured impact zone and Marxman high-def alignment system.

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£139

As above.

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£139

Progressive high MOI design and alignment system that includes multi-layer insert and textured impact zone.

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White Hot XG 330 Mallet

£139

Multi-layer insert, textured impact zone and Marxman high-def alignment system.

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£139

Softer head shapes and styling, with heavier head weight designed specifically for women. With 2-Ball alignment system.

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£139

Softer head shapes and styling, with heavier head weight designed specifically for women.

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£139

Softer head shapes and styling, with heavier headweight designed specifically for women. With Marxman high-def alignment system.

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£139

Softer head shapes and styling, with heavier head weight designed specifically for women.

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Crimson Series 550

£69

New Crimson Stronomic insert for those who prefer a firmer feel off the face.

Crimson Series 660

£69

As above.

Crimson Series 770

£69

As above.

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CLEVELAND GOLF Tel: 01420 541709 WeB: www.clevelandgolf.com

Cleveland Classic 1

£59

Stainless steel with a precision-milled face, alignment indicator and handpolished satin finish to reduce glare. Sizes: 33in, 34in, 35in.

Cleveland Classic 2

£59

As above in sizes 32in, 33in and 34in.

Cleveland Classic 3

£59

Classic blade design with plumber’s neck hosel with half shaft offset. Sizes: 32in, 33in and 34in.

Cleveland VP milled 1

£109

CNC 304 milled stainless steel, lie angle alignment indicator, plumber’s neck hosel and platinum finish.

V6 Cleveland VP milled 2

£109

As above.

Cleveland VP milled 3

£109

Cleveland VP2

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Better impact consistency for truer roll and better distance control. Sizes: 33in, 34in and 35in.

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Cleveland VP1

£79

Featuring a slant plumber’s neck hosel with Dual Axis Alignment technology.

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£89

Double bent shaft, 3/4 shaft offset, face balanced design, soft elastomer insert, lie angle alignment insert. Sizes 33in, 34in and 35in.

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COBRA Tel: 01480 301114 WeB: www.cobragolf.co.uk

Cobra Optica Series

£133

Maximises alignment, forgiveness, feel and roll. Men’s version has a 35in shaft and the ladies 33in. ladies right-hand only.

WHAT’S THE BEST STYLE FOR YOUR STROKE? In general terms, blade-styled putters are suited to better players who have an inside-to-inside path where the putter face opens on the

backswing and closes on the followthrough. But if your action is more of a ‘straight back and through’

movement, a mallet-style could work better. There are plenty on the market these days in both styles, and with ranges as extensive as

Odyssey or Scotty Cameron, you’re bound to find a style and shape that suits your eye and works well with your stroke.

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Left-handed

Mallet

White Hot XG #7

Make/model

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Blade

Weighted

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Right-handed

Left-handed

Ladies

£129

Provides the ultimate in weight distribution by removing mass directly behind the striking zone, increasing MOI. CNC finished steel head in Contrast Dark.

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£129

As above but with CNC finished steel head in light silver.

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£129

A stepped ridge along the back of the low-profile head helps alignment and swingpath through the stroke. CNC finished steel head in Contrast Dark.

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£129

As above but with CNC finished steel head in light silver.

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£129

Designed for the perfect blend of balance and stability in a more traditional blade design. CNC finished steel head in Contrast Dark.

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£129

As above but the CNC finished steel head in light silver.

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PUTTERS DALY GOLF Tel: 0289 752 1847 Web: www.daly-golf.com

DAVE HICKS GOLF Tel: 01425 623232 Web: www.davehicksgolf.com

DH1

£189

Centre shafted, CNC milled from solid, nickel plate finish. Solid feel at impact, face balanced.

DH1B

£189

Centre-shafted, CNC milled from solid, nickel plate finish. Hi-Tec balata insert giving more directional aid to the ball at impact.

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DH7

£189

Centre-shafted, CNC milled from solid, nickel plate finish. Solid crisp feel at impact with soft, rounded lines.

DH8

£189

Centre-shafted, CNC milled from solid, nickel plate finish. Hi-Tec balata insert creating superb ball roll.

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DH9

£189

Heel-shafted, full CNC milled nickel finish, traditional offset hosel. Hosel neutral to 12mm offset allowing a perfect custom fit.

DH10

£189

Heel-shafted, full CNC milled nickel finish. Hosel configuration is as DH9. balata insert for improved out of square hits.

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IXI C/S

£189

Centre-shafted, CNC milled from aluminium with heavy toe and heel weighting, creating a massive sweetspot. Superb feel at impact.

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IXI H/S

£189

Heel-shafted and can be toe hang or face balanced. CNC milled aluminium, allowing heavy toe and heel weighting. Massive sweetspot.

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DH1 Laser NEW FOR 2009

£250

As DH1 model description, incorporating Hi-Tec lasers for practice. Interchangeable with the weighting system.

DH1B Laser NEW FOR 2009

£250

As DH1b model description, incorporating Hi-Tec lasers for practice. Interchangeable with the weighting system.

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DH7 Laser NEW FOR 2009

£250

As DH7 model description, incorporating Hi-Tec lasers for practice. Interchangeable with the weighting system.

DH8 Laser NEW FOR 2009

£250

As DH8 model description, incorporating Hi-Tec lasers for practice. Interchangeable with the weighting system.

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DH9 Laser NEW FOR 2009

£250

As DH9 model description, incorporating Hi-Tec lasers for practice. Interchangeable with the weighting system.

DH10 Laser NEW FOR 2009

£250

As DH10 model description, incorporating Hi-Tec lasers for practice. Interchangeable with the weighting system.

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IXI C/S Laser NEW FOR 2009

£250

As IXI C/S model description, incorporating Hi-Tec lasers for practice. Interchangeable with the weighting system.

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IXI H/S Laser NEW FOR 2009

£250

As IXI H/S model description, incorporating Hi-Tec lasers for practice. Interchangeable with the weighting system.

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PUTTERS foRgan golf Tel: 01527 598388 Web: www.forgan.co.uk

Series 1 putter NEW FOR 2009

£25

The semi-mallet has an alignment zone to help create a smooth putt with a truer roll. An anodized green face insert enhances feel and feedback.

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Series 2 putter NEW FOR 2009

£30

The hollow head design moves the weight to the outer edges of the club, producing a higher moment of intertia and a deeper centre of gravity.

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Series 3 putter NEW FOR 2009

£30

The Series 3 Putter has been designed to reposition and re-align all the momentum of the club to the sweetspot for a more consistent putt.

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£40

A more traditional-looking bladed putter with a cutaway back allows the weight to be delivered to the base of the head for a firmer ball strike.

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IW 2 putter NEW FOR 2009

£40

A more traditional-looking bladed putter with a soft polymer face insert for feel and feedback, with white alignment aids to help with lining up the putt.

IW 3 putter NEW FOR 2009

£40

A mallet headed putter with sight lines for accurate alignment has the added benefit of a soft polymer face insert for feel and feedback.

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IW 4 putter NEW FOR 2009

£40

Radical headshape puts more weight to the outer limits for greater accuracy while the centre channel and alignment aids make lining up the putt easier.

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PUTTERS

Stand putters

£149

These incredible ‘stand up’ putters are set to revolutionise putting. Five models available.

hoTBlaDE Tel: 01372 373237 Web: www.hotblade.co.uk

Tad Moore Classic

£69.99

Designed by Tad Moore, the red precision insert gives the perfect launch and feel to every single putt. Three models.

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Tad Moore Tour Cut Face

£79.99

Designed by Tad Moore, the Cut Face technology removes the bottom edge of the face to improve ball launch at impact. Three models.

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Tad Moore Hi-MOI

£69.99

Designed by Tad Moore, the 100% precision milled face and high Moment Of Inertia design makes this putter very forgiving. Two models.

Tad Moore Rudder

£99

Tad Moore designed, the Rudder is said to be the easiest putter to align correctly for simple, stunning results.

Tad Moore Tempo NEW FOR 2009

£99

Revolutionary designed putter from the famous clubmaker Tad Moore.

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Tad Moore CNC milled limited edition NEW FOR 2009

£129

limited-edition CNC milled putter designed by Tad Moore. The ultimate when it comes to the putters.

Tad Moore Tadpole Belly NEW FOR 2009

£89.99

A belly putter available in two lengths. Missing those short putts will become a thing of the past.

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john lETTERS Tel: 08000 139139 Web: www.johnletters.com

Silver Swan

£49.99

The famous John letters Silver Swan putter brand is back with a bang, bringing the simple, great value way of improving. Four models.

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mD golf Tel: 02894 460333 Web: www.mdgolf.co.uk

NV Drew Signature

£69.99

100% CNC milled from a solid block of carbon steel for quality and feel. New face pattern increases topspin.

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Players putters

£59.99

Award-winning putters finished in black nickel plating and featuring an aluminum face for superb feel around the greens.

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miURa Tel: 0289 262 8705 Web: www.golfballistix.com

Miura MP005

£245

Anser style, 350gm.

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£245

Anser style, 360gm.

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Miura KM350

£245

Anser style, 350gm.

mIzUNo Tel: 0800 3280180 WeB: www.mizunoeurope.com

Bettinardi C-Series

£170

A classic Bettinardi heel-and-toe design in six distinct head shapes. Precision milled from carbon steel with a satin pearl finish. Options: 34in, 35in.

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£200

FIT Face technology leaves just 30% of the face material in contact with the ball for an unbelievable sensation at impact.

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NIcklaUS Tel: 0870 902 2048 WeB: www.nicklausgolf.com

Black Line Precision AM-01

£69.99

Mallet design with precision CNC-milled aluminum body and face balanced to promote square impact.

Black Line Precision MM-01

£69.99

As above.

Black Line Precision FM-01

£69.99

As above.

Black Line Precision BOCCA 2

£69.99

Classic heel-toe design or mid-mallet design with precision CNC-milled aluminum body. Face-balanced to promote square impact.

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Black Line Precision DELRAY 2

£69.99

As above.

MT5 (Master Touch) PM

£14.99

Design features a 3D circular milled face, cast construction and Golden Bear all-weather rubber grip.

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MT5 (Master Touch) BM

£14.99

As above.

MT5 (Master Touch )MM

£14.99

As above.

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Gold Series

£19.99

Cast construction with top alignment aid.

Bear Line - 2 wing mallet

£24.99

As above.

Bear Line - 2 mid mallet

£24.99

As above.

Bear Line - 2 mallet

£24.99

As above.

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NIkE Tel: 0800 056 1640 WeB: www.nikegolfeurope.com

iC20 series

£110

Optimal alignment aid. Milled face enhances accuracy, predictability and distance control. Options: blade, mid-mallet, small mallet, large mallet.

OZ series

£75

Soft polymer keeps the ball in contact longer for a true roll with great feel. Options: blade, mid mallet/blade, centre-shafted, U-shaped mallet, three-pointed mallet.

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Ping iWi putters

£120-£140

Nine weight combinations when you choose the optional weight kit (sold separately). Available in six popular Ping designs.

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Ping Redwood putters

£95-£115

For 2009 the Redwood putters are available in both black nickel and black satin finishes. Available models include Anser, D66, Piper S, ZB and Zing.

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Ping Karsten putters

Ping Jas Craz-E One putters

£149

£65-£85

£210

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Blade

PUTTERS Ram TEl: 01895 813613 WEb: www.ramgolf.co.uk

Ram SDX NEW FOR 2009

£24.99

A range of three new putter designs for 2009. Each feature high MOI designs for greater consistency and insert faces for added feel.

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RifE TEl: 01204 494080 WEb: www.rifeputters.co.uk

PUTTERS

2 Bar hybrid mallet

£139

Rife’s RollGroove, adjustable weighting and lie-Aline technology combine in this best-selling putter of 2008.

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£159

best-selling putter of 08 now also available in belly and long.

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2 Bar hybrid blade

£139

blade version of the 2 bar hybrid, offering all of Rife’s technology in blade format.

2 Bar hybrid Tour mallet NEW FOR 2009

£139

2009 update of the 2 bar hybrid mallet. Finished in black with a more compact head as favoured by the pros.

2 Bar hybrid Tour blade NEW FOR 2009

£139

2009 update of the 2 bar hybrid blade. Finished in black with a more compact head as favoured by the pros.

2 Bar mallet

£139

Rife’s original 2 bar design with RollGroove, four-point stability weighting and lie-Aline technology.

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2 Bar pink mallet

£139

Rife’s original 2 bar in pink finish.

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£159

Rife’s original 2 bar design, available in belly and long.

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£139

Rife’s first 2 bar technology blade. With four-point stability weighting, RollGroove and lie-Aline systems.

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£109.99

Classic heel and toe cavity-back design features a short slant hosel for superb alignment capabilities. Includes Rife’s RollGroove technology.

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Aussie mallet NEW FOR 2009

£109.99

Rife’s first non-2 bar mallet with a plumber’s neck has three alignment lines that set up very square and stays square through the stroke.

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Mr Beasley

£109.99

Compact half mallet with Rife’s RollGroove technology.

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£109.99

Oversized mallet with three-line centre cavity alignment aid. Available in HS and CS with RollGroove and lie-Aline technologies.

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Barbados Tour mallet NEW FOR 2009

£109.99

2009 update of the 2007 Golf magazine Mallet of the Year. Available in HS and CS with Rife’s Tour black finish.

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Cayman

£109.99

Cayman features a raised top line toward the toe. Its mid-slant hosel produces a toe-ward weight bias promoting an open-to-close swing path.

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Antigua

£109.99

The Antigua is a classic Anser-style putter with a slant hosel creating a fullshaft offset and slight toe-down balance.

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Bimini NEW FOR 2009

£109.99

Guerin Rife version of the classic 8802 made famous by Arnold Palmer. This is a classic blade with subtle variations that make it a Rife classic.

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Abaco NEW FOR 2009

£109.99

The Abaco is a small mallet designed with the Tour player in mind, with variations already being put into play on Tour.

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SEvE ballESTERoS by md golf TEl: 02894 460333 WEb: www.mdgolf.co.uk

ICON putters

£90

Four styles, all named after Seve’s Major wins. 100% CNC milled and finished in black Gold to provide the ultimate in look, feel and precision engineering.

SgS TEl: 0845 862 0061 WEb: www.shortgamespecialists.com

SGS P46 #1 NEW FOR 2009

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£119

100% CNC milled from a single block of 304 stainless steel, horizontal-milled face, hand finished.

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SGS P46 #2 NEW FOR 2009

£119

100% CNC milled from a single block of 304 stainless steel, horizontal-milled face, hand finished.

SGS P46 #3 NEW FOR 2009

£119

100% CNC milled from a single block of 304 stainless steel, horizontal-milled face, hand finished.

SGS P46 #4 NEW FOR 2009

£119

100% CNC milled from a single block of 304 stainless steel, horizontal-milled face, hand finished.

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SnaKE EYES Tel: 01480 308800 Web: www.snakeeyescustom.com

Tour platinum putters

£129

Four different body styles with three neck options to ensure you select the putter head that is right for your game.

SPhERical bladE Tel: 0845 555 2525 Web: www.sphericalblade.com

Curvewing

£128

Heavier mallet putter for optimal weight behind the ball and a raised CoG. Distinctive horizontal bars aid alignment along with conventional sight line.

Admiral and Tortoiseshell

£179

Walnut and maple wood putters look superb and perform to the same high standard as the other putters in the range.

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LadyBlade

£89

Designed with a smaller and lighter head. In durable polished stainless steel finish with black detailing and a red sight line.

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£119

large aluminium head with urethane face insert provides excellent feel. High MOI for optimum stability. easy alignment from sight lines. 35in only.

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£119

large aluminium head with urethane face insert provides excellent feel. High MOI created by outer weight rings. Sight line for easy alignment. 35in only.

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£189

A curved-top design with a rounded toe and parallel pocket. The high toe helps keep the putter soled at address. Available in both carbon and stainless steel.

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£189

Anser-style putter with a drop back toe and parallel pocket. Available in both carbon and stainless steel. 100% milled.

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£189

Anser-style putter with a rounded toe and parallel pocket. Available in both carbon and stainless steel. 100% milled.

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£189

Recreation of the legendary #1 TP made so famous in the 60s. Features a channel bevelled flange. Available in both carbon and stainless steel. 100% milled.

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£189

Anser-style putter with a drop back toe, parallel pocket and rounded bumpers. Available in both carbon and stainless steel. 100% milled.

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£189

New mallet putter for 2009. Available in both carbon and stainless steel. 100% milled.

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TP MillS Web: www.tpmills.co.uk

inTRodUcinG TWo MaGic WandS... There are loads of putters out there to choose from – here are a couple of our favourites Ping Karsten Series anser £65 The mighty Anser has been going for over 40 years now and it’s still one of the best around. Classic looks, combined with awesome performance on the greens – and this model is just a mere £65. Awesome.

VERDICTS ON KIT YOU CAN TRUST

odyssey White hot Sabretooth £139 If you’re after something a bit different when it comes to your wand then the Sabretooth is one to try. Featuring a super-high MOI this flatstick should help you hole more putts. It looks a bit gruesome but it gets the job done!

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SRixon Tel: 01420 541709 Web: www.srixon.co.uk


& SP IN P E B FO RICC A O E LL N S

BALLS All the details on those little white things – everyone needs them!


Spin

Description

Distance

Price

Multi Layered

Make/model

Two Piece

balls bridgestone TEl: 01630 657689 WEb: www.bridgestonegolf.com

Tour B330

£44 (per 12)

Designed to maximise Tour Calibre performance. Proven distance, precise control optimised for swing speeds of 112-plus mph.

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Tour B330-s

£44 (per 12)

Designed to maximise Tour Calibre performance. Proven distance, added feel and control optimised for swing speeds of 105-115 mph.

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Tour B330-RX

£44 (per 12)

Softest multilayer ball on the market. Proven distance, added feel and control optimised for swing speeds of 105mph and lower.

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e5+

£28 (per 12)

Engineered to maximise distance from your swing. Suits players with a low ball flight requiring optimum trajectory.

e6+

£28 (per 12)

Engineered to maximise distance from your swing. Suits players with a hook or a slice and who require a straighter ball flight.

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£28 (per 12)

Suits player with a high to medium ball flight requiring a more penetrating trajectory.

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£19 (per 12)

Seamless cover technology and graduated compression core deliver distance with great feel and control.

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callaway TEl: 0800 096 4591 WEb: www.callawaygolf.com

balls

Tour i

£40 (per 12)

Designed for distance with more short-game spin and greenside control. Softer 4-piece inertia technology reduces driver spin and enhances feel.

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Tour ix

£40 (per 12)

Designed to be the longest ball on Tour. New 4-piece inertia technology reduces spin off the driver and produces breakthrough distance.

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HX Hot Bite

£25 (per 12)

A three-piece ball that provides blistering distance with green-grabbing control.

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HX Hot Plus

£25 (per 12)

Callaway Golf’s longest three-piece golf ball has been optimised for a long, penetrating ball flight that provides superior performance from tee to green.

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BB Diablo

£20 (per 12)

Provides the best combination of distance and feel in a two-piece golf ball.

HX Pearl

£22 (per 12)

A three-piece ball that’s longer, softer and made specifically for women. The lustrous pearlised finish gives it a one-of-a-kind look.

Warbird Plus

£15 (per 12)

Incredibly long two-piece distance ball is now even longer, upgraded with HEX aerodynamics.

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Titanium distance balls NEW FOR 2009

£20 (per 24)

An energised surlyn cover enhances feel while a large core provides maximum distance. An advanced dimple pattern produces superior aerodynamics.

hotblade TEl: 01372 373237 WEb: www.hotblade.co.uk

£19.9 (per 15)

Double Ti balls

Designed for out-and-out power and designed for the golfer searching for raw distance with cut-proof durability. Colours: white and yellow.

john letters TEl: 08000 139139 WEb: www.johnletters.com

T7+ distance balls

£19.99 (per 12)

‘High Repulsion Energetic Growth Core’ allows the designers to combine massive distance off the tee with feel and control around the green.

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£19.99 (per 12)

Dual-compression ‘Energetic Growth Core’ combines with a new ‘Rablon’ cover for the perfect mixture of feel and distance.

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QuicK tiP:

Lake balls are perfectly OK for beginners, but if you want consistent flight and spin, stay well clear!

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Spin

description

distance

price

Multi Layered

Make/model

Two piece

BALLs

Nike One Tour

£45 (per 12)

Engineered for the complete game. Ultimate Tour-level performance - distance, accuracy, control and feel. Designed to be the most complete ball you will ever play.

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Nike One Tour D

£45 (per 12)

Engineered for the distance game. Maximum Tour distance enhanced by power transfer technology. Maximum distance without sacrificing feel and control.

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Nike One Vapor

£30 (per 12)

Designed for the skilled player. The perfect balance of distance and control.

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Juice Plus 312

£22 (per 12)

Enhanced formula designed to maximise distance and performance and improve feel.

Karma

£22 (per 12)

Designed for slower swings that need a lift. Softer compression for effortless distance.

Power Distance Long

£18 (per 12)

Optimised for players with higher swing speeds and a booming drive. Faster speed for maximum distance.

Power Distance Soft

£18 (per 12)

Perfect for slower swing speeds and those who want a softer feel. Lower compression for softer feel.

Power Distance High

£18 (per 12)

Designed to help players with average swing speeds generate longer carry distance. Higher trajectory for longer carry.

QUick tip: If you want more feel round the greens go for a softer ball. They’re generally more expensive though! precept TEL: 01630 657689 WEb: www.preceptgolf.com

Distance iQ 180

£24 (per 12)

The intelligent ball featuring seamless cover technology, optimising all-round distance performance with moderate swing speeds.

Lady iQ 180 White

£24 (per 12)

Featuring seamless cover technology, optimising all-round distance and performance. Softest lady ball on the market. Colours include white, pink and yellow.

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Laddie X (double dozen)

£26 (per 12)

Hot distance off the driver with a high launch, penetrating flight and soft greenside control.

EC Fuel

£13 (per 12)

High initial velocity for enhanced distance and a piercing ball flight.

srixon TEL: 01420 541709 WEb: www.srixon.co.uk

Z-Star NEW FOR 2009

£39.99 (per 12)

Srixon’s best ever high-performance three-piece balls. Soft with maximum control. 324 large seamless dimple design with ultra thin soft cover. Faster ball speed for optimum length.

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Z-Star X NEW FOR 2009

£39.99 (per 12)

Distance with maximum control. 324 large seamless dimple design with ultra-thin soft cover for remarkable spin and control. Longer with best spin performance on short and approach shots.

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TriSpeed

£29 (per 12)

A multi-layer ball that goes a long way, feels great but doesn’t require Tour swing speeds and won’t break the bank. Excellent carry and distance and superb soft feel on all shots. Great value.

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AD333

£24.99 (per 12)

The UK’s best-selling two-piece ball. Now with soft Panatetra enhanced ionomer cover for a higher launch angle and better control.

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Soft Feel NEW FOR 2009

£24.99 (per 12)

The ideal soft two-piece ball for moderate swing speeds. Soft Panatetra cover. Eight differing dimple sizes for a penetrating flight and featuring the Hit Straight alignment aid.

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Soft Feel Lady NEW FOR 2009

£24.99 (per 12)

Re-engineered two-piece ladies ball that incorporates the new 58 compression core formulation and new 328 dimple aerodynamics that make this the softest ball that Srixon has ever produced.

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Distance

£15 (per 12)

Ideal for all golfers. Strong trajectory, long, durable cut-proof cover and four different dimple sizes for optimium trajectory and stability.

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BALLs

nike TEL: 0800 056 1640 WEb: www.nikegolfeurope.com


Spin

Description

Distance

Price

Multi Layered

Make/model

Two Piece

Balls titleist TEL: 01480 301114 WEb: www.titleist.co.uk

Balls

Titleist Pro V1 NEW FOR 2009

£11.50 (per 3)

Features improved 392 dimple design and staggered wave parting line for long, consistent distance with Drop-And-Stop control. Exclusive sidestamp aids putting alignment.

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Titleist Pro V1x NEW FOR 2009

£11.50 (per 3)

Features a softer urethane elastomer cover for improved feel and a staggered wave parting line for enhanced ball flight. The new Pro V1x provides consistent distance with softer feel.

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Titleist NXT Tour

£6.95 (per 3)

Advanced multi-layer construction and Tour-proven dimple design for soft feel, high-performance control and long distance. NXT Tour offers improved distance with the driver and long irons.

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Titleist NXT Extreme

£6.25 (per 3)

NXT Extreme offers long distance and soft feel thanks to a large 1550 soft compression core. Excellent durability. Sidestamp aids putting alignment.

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Titleist PTS Carry

£5.50 (per 3)

The PTS Carry combines soft core technology with a high lift 252 dimple design, delivering greater carry via higher ball flight for longer distance.

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Titleist PTS Roll

£5.50 (per 3)

The PTS Roll combines soft and resilient core technology with a lower trajectory 392 dimple design, delivering longer distance via penetrating ball flight and greater roll.

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Pinnacle Platinum Distance

£3.95 (per 3)

Offers a high-velocity core formulation. Resilient lower-spin cover and high coverage dimple design combine to give golfers long, straight distance on all shots without sacrificing feel.

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Pinnacle Platinum Feel

£3.95 (per 3)

Utilises a soft, thin cover formulation and introduces a large core construction to offer the ultimate combination of long distance and soft feel with outstanding control around the green.

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Pinnacle FX Long NEW FOR 2009

£2.25 (per 3)

The new Pinnacle Gold FX Long delivers the longest-conforming product available thanks to a high velocity 1,565” core and will appeal to those who prioritise long, straight distance.

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Pinnacle FX Soft

£2.25 (per 3)

Provides legendary Pinnacle Gold long and straight distance, while delivering softer feel on all shots thanks to a softer cover and a soft compression yet resilient core.

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Features a softer cover and soft compression, resilient core promotes for improved control and long distance. Available in white and pink, both with breast cancer awareness ribbon sidestamp.

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£2.25

Pinnacle Gold Lady

QuiCK tip:

● ● ● ● Harder balls not only gain you distance off the tee, but are also more durable. Unless you lose them!

top-flite TEL: 01954 786600 WEb: www.topflite.com

Gamer

£13.99 (per 12)

Unique aerodynamic surface maintains spin longer, increases aerodynamic efficiency and maximises distance, while soft, thin Ionomer cover provides excellent feel and control.

Freak

£12.99 (per 12)

Dimple-In-Dimple aerodynamics and high-quality core and cover materials reduce spin and produce amazing speed for a freakishly long ball.

XL Distance

£9.99 (per 15)

Large, high energy core generates high ball speed to maximise distance.

XL Distance Yellow

£9.99 (per 15)

Large, high-energy core generates high ball speed to maximise distance. With Optic yellow colour for better visibility.

XL Straight

£9.99 (per 15)

Large, high-energy core generates high ball speed to maximise distance. With Slickote coating designed to minimise sidespin, reducing hooks and slices.

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wilson staff TEL: 01294 316270 WEb: www.wilsonstaff.com

Dx2 Soft

£4.99 (per 3)

The Dx2 Soft features a thin responsive ionomer cover for excellent feel, unique flat-bottomed shallow dimples for a stable, penetrating ball flight, and a high concentration core.

Px3 Soft Spin

£5.99 (per 3)

Featuring an astonishing zero-compression core, the Px3 is the softest multilayer ball on the market. Its super-soft ionomer cover grabs the clubface for higher spin and amazing feel.

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£7.99 (per 3)

A urethane-covered four-piece ball designed to match the demanding standards of Tour-calibre players. The multi-layer construction is designed to maximise spin characteristics.

£4.99 (per 3)

The ladies Luxe balls feature a core that maximises carry distance at slower swing speeds. The balls also have a subtle pink side seam that acts as an alignment aid to increase accuracy.

Tx4 Pro

Luxe

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BAGS w h c ay ot c ar s lu r t b yo s !

There’s a bigger choice in bags than you think. Here are eight pages full of them


Description

Trolley

Price

Stand

Make/model

Carry

BAgs AdAms golf Tel: 01372 373237 Web: www.adamsgolf.co.uk

Deluxe 14-way cart bag

£129

Full length, club divider system, built-in rain cover and a plentiful supply of pockets.

Deluxe stand bag

£119

Top-of-the-range bag featuring all the bells and whistles you’d expect.

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BEN sAYERs Tel: 0121 748 8081 Web: www.bensayersgolf.com

M Series Micro stand bag

£39.99

Super-light, 7-stand bag with four-way divider. Padded lumbar panel and fullyadjustable dual shoulder strap. Colours: black/blue, black/red, black/yellow.

M Series stand bag

£54.99

lightweight 8-stand bag with eight-way divider. Plenty of pockets. Automatic stand system included. Colours: black/blue, black/red, black/yellow.

M Series cart bag

£64.99

14-way graphite-friendly mesh 9-top design. Ten pockets. Colours: black/blue, black/yellow, black/black.

M Series Compact cart bag

£49.99

Includes eight-way, 9-top design and eight pockets. Slim design great for transporting. Colours: black/blue, black/pink, black/yellow.

M Series pencil bag

£19.99

Features padded shoulder strap and includes rain hood and two accessory pockets. Colours: black with blue trim.

BENRoss Tel: 01932 821200 Web: www.benrossgolf.com

BAgs

Benross Atmosphere cart bag

£79

Made from hard-wearing, lightweight, weatherproof material and includes 10 pockets and a 14-way top divider. Finished in six colourways.

Benross Air stand bag

£59

Weighing in at under 4lb the Air is designed for lightweight carry bag performance. eight-way top divider and six colour options.

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Benross Atom soft bag

£25

For carrying just the essentials. Capable of holding a full 14-club set but light enough when weight and space is an issue. Two colour options.

BRidgEstoNE Tel: 01630 657689 Web: www.bridgestonegolf.com

Staff 11in

£199

High-quality Tour bag in bridgestone colours. Polyurethane construction, graphite friendly with five large pockets.

Mini Staff 9in

£149

Compact high-quality Tour bag in bridgestone colours. Polyurethane construction, graphite friendly with five large pockets.

Cart bag 9.5in

£125

Cart-friendly design in nylon construction. Graphite-friendly four-way top.

Stand bag 9in

£99

Graphite-friendly six-way top design. Double aluminium leg stand.

BURtoN Tel: 01204 494080 Web: www.burtongolf.com

Burton Pulse

£79.99

9in colour co-ordinated organiser top, nine pockets including lined valuables pocket. Constructed in durable 420D Dobby nylon.

Burton Synchro

£99.99

9in colour co-ordinated organiser top, integrated putter tube, eight pockets including lined valuables pocket.

Burton Monoshock 200

£89.99

8.5in top with five individual full-length dividers, seven pockets, X-fit sling system and less than 1.9kg in weight.

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cAllAwAY Tel: 0800 096 4591 Web: www.callawaygolf.com

X Series stand bag

£149

9in top, eight full-length dividers, thermal fluid storage pocket, XTT stand mechanism. Colours: black, blue/silver, moss.

Diablo stand bag

£109

9in top, three full-length dividers, six pockets and weighing 2.6kg. Colours: red/black.

Strike Plus stand bag

£109

14-way top design, six pockets, 2.6kg. Colours: black/orange, black/blue, black/silver.

Warbird X stand bag

£99

9.5in top, six full-length dividers, thermal fluid storage pocket, XTT stand mechanism. Colours: black, navy, red.

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Trolley

Stand

Carry

BAGS price

description

Strike Light stand bag

£89

Five-way top design, five pockets, 2.05kg. Colours: black/purple, black/orange, black/green.

Big Bertha Diablo 10.5” Tour

£229

10.5in top, six-way divider system, seven pockets, dual water bottle holders. Colours: red/black.

10.5” Tour

£229

10.5in top, six-way divider system, seven pockets, dual water bottle holders. Colour: black.

9.5” Tour

£189

9.5in top, six-way divider system, seven pockets, dual water bottle holders. Colour: black.

Organiser 14 Tour

£169

10in top, 14 full-length dividers, five pockets. Colours: black/orange, black/ silver.

Organiser 14 Stadium

£129

9in top, 14 full-length dividers, eight pockets, full-length cooler pocket. Colours: black, blue, red.

Women’s Sivan

£109

8in top, two full-length dividers, clip-on accessory purse. Colours: black, white/moss.

Strike Cart

£99

14-way top design, 14 full-length dividers, five pockets, 2.45kg. Colours: black/ orange, black/white, red/black.

Strike Women’s Cart

£99

14-way top design, 14 full-length dividers, five pockets, 2.35kg. Colours: red/ white, white/purple.

Pencil bag with flip stand

£49.95

7in oval top design, three pockets, full-length stand, full-length side pocket. Colours: black/silver.

Strike pencil bag

£39.95

Four-way top design, full-length clothing pocket. Colours: black/orange, black/ blue.

Women’s Strike pencil bag

£39.95

Four-way top design, full-length clothing pocket. Colours: black/pink.

BAGS

Make/model

CLEVELAND GOLF Tel: 01420 541709 Web: www.clevelandgolf.com

Tour Staff bag

£179

9.5 or 10in top, six-way top with two full-length dividers, four pockets, padded shoulder strap, lower lift handle and rain hood.

V14 cart bag

£139

10in top, 14 individual dividers, 10 pockets, putter well, umbrella sleeve. Colours: navy, black, white/pink.

Tour stand bag

£149

9in six-way top with individual dividers, dual carry strap, rain hood. Colours: white, red, black.

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E9 stand bag

£79

6in x 8.5in four-way top, integrated hip pad, three pockets, trunk handle, rain hood. Colours: navy/silver/black, black/tangerine, army green.

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4-15 stand bag

£99

8in x 9in four-way top, dual carry strap, hip pad, rain hood. Colours: navy, bright orange, black, electric blue, camouflage, white/navy, white/red.

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Bloom cart bag

£139

Impressive cart bag designed to look the part and get the job done.

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Bloom stand bag

£109

As above, but in a standbag option.

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COBRA Tel: 01480 301114 Web: www.cobragolf.co.uk

Cobra 10” Staff bag NEW FOR 2009

£169

Retail version of the PGA/european Tour bag. Includes six-way graphite-friendly top dividers and three-way full-length dividers. Colours: black, yellow.

Cobra 9.5” CRC-08 reverse cart NEW FOR 2009

£99

15-way graphite-friendly dividers, three full-length dividers and double clothing pockets. Various colours.

Cobra 9.5” LRC-08 reverse cart ladies NEW FOR 2009

£99

Includes double clothing pockets and three additional ball/accessory pockets. Colour-matched moulded bases for added stability.

Cobra 9” DB-09 stand NEW FOR 2009

£115

Seven-way stepdown eliptical top and three-way full-length dividers, Izzo double strap and full-length clothing pocket.

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Description

Trolley

Price

Stand

Make/model

Carry

Bags datreK Tel: 01204 494080 Web: www.datrek.co.uk

Datrek Vapor

£79.99

Izzo-licensed dual strap, eight zip pockets, three mesh pockets, 8.5in colour co-ordinated organiser top and less than 2.72kg.

Datrek Edge

£89.99

9in colour co-ordinated top, eight pockets including lined valuables pocket, integrated putter tube and trolley strap guidance system.

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forgan goLf Tel: 01527 598388 Web: www.forgan.co.uk

Delux trolley bag

£60

Features include 14-way graphite-friendly dividers, two full-length clothing pockets, matching rainhood and 12-month warranty.

2.4 ultra-light stand bag

£50

Velour-lined valuables pocket, drinks holder, matching rainhood and colour accents on divider.

HILL BILLY Tel: 01795 413830 Web: www.hillbilly.co.uk

Deluxe cart bag NEW FOR 2009

£79.99

Features include 14 full-length dividers, putter pit, full-length apparel pockets, two drinks pockets and key lock base system. Available in two colours.

HotBLade Tel: 01372 373237 Web: www.hotblade.co.uk

Deluxe 14-way cart bag

£79.99

Featuring many superb designs and innovations to make life on the course as easy as possible.

Deluxe stand bag

£79.99

A lightweight and functional stand bag, with plenty of benefits and features, and all at a great price.

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Bags

joHn Letters Tel: 08000 139139 Web: www.johnletters.com

11in staff bag

£179

Used by european Tour professional Phillip Archer and has been purpose designed for the exacting needs of the professional golfer.

Bruce Deluxe cart bag

£99

A 15-way divider system and bespoke full-length rain cape are just some of the features.

Adam 15-way Deluxe cart bag NEW FOR 2009

£99

This 15-way divider bag has been designed with a front-loading pocket system and is ideal for both pull carts and electric trolleys.

Cameron Deluxe stand bag

£89.99

Deluxe stand bag designed by avid golfers to give you majestic performance in all conditions.

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Fraser lightweight stand bag

£39.99

excellent value, lightweight, stylish stand bag packed full of useful features.

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Barrie deluxe stand bag NEW FOR 2009

£89.99

Packed with features and benefits including Izzo strap and non-slip feet, this really is a bag for all seasons.

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Campbell ultra-lightweight stand bag NEW FOR 2009

£59.99

Weighing in at less than 3.5lb this 7.5in stand bag has multiple pockets and a six-way top.

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Lyle pencil bag

£29.99

Designed to allow the golfer to carry as little weight as possible but to still be able to carry a full set.

Hepburn ladies cart bag

£99

The 14-way divider system is just one of the magnificent features that comes as standard on this ladies cart bag.

Trilogy stand bag

£39.99

This beautifully-designed stand bag is super-lightweight at only 3.5lb, making it perfect for those extra-long, hilly courses.

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Paterson pencil bag NEW FOR 2009

£29.99

Will take a full set of clubs, balls and waterproofs. Additional bungee cord allows for a sweater to be carried externally.

LYnx Tel: 0870 428 1778 Web: www.lynx-golf.com

Black Cat 14-way cart bag

£119

Made from soft, lightweight material for one of the lightest, full-feature cart bags available. All the features you could need and more.

Predator stand bag

£99

The ultimate in stand bag technology. lightweight luxury material construction, eva moulded club lock system for club protection and 10 pockets.

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Trolley

Stand

Carry

BagS Make/model

price

description

LS-X stand bag

£99

Based on the Predator with a stronger image.

LL10 cart bag

£89

14-way cliplock system bag for club protection, with multiple features and pockets for every golfer.

Rossini stand bag

£79

Full feature stand bag with modern design and comfort, including a new strap construction for 2009.

Techlite bag

£59

Amazingly light, yet with multiple pockets and features including full-length embroidery pocket for personalisation.

md golf TeL: 02894 460333 WeB: www.mdgolf.co.uk

Superstrong deluxe cart bag

£89.99

13-way divider, putter pit and many features that are not normally seen on sub-£100 bags.

Superstrong cart bag

£69.99

13-way divider bag with many features.

Superstrong stand bag

£59.99

Lightweight stand bag with many features, including flat feet stand.

miura TeL: 0289 262 8705 WeB: www.golfballistix.com

Miura Tour Bag

£250

Colours: black/white.

Miura stand bag

£125

Colour: black.

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World Model Tour bag

£250

High quality build and construction to meet the demands of a full season on Tour. As used by all Mizuno staff Tour professionals.

Tour cart bag (PU)

£180

Renowned Mizuno World Model Tour bag remodelled for trolley/cart use. Offering the same striking staff colours, many Tour features and in a durable PU finish.

Tour cart bag (nylon)

£160

Same specification/features as the Tour cart bag (PU) but with a lightweight nylon construction.

Mizuno Shinken NEW FOR 2009

£180

Ultra-durable Tour quality trolley bag with a cutting edge. 9in top cuff, six-way full-length dividers and PU construction. Available in either Staff colours or black.

Mizuno Neo NEW FOR 2009

£150

Vast organiser trolley bag with eight internally-sectioned pockets, 14-way divider and water-repellent PU backed shell. Available in three colour options.

Mizuno Omega NEW FOR 2009

£130

Organiser trolley bag with a 14-way top cuff divider, multiple storage options and packed with innovative features. Available in four colour options.

Speedster

£110

Sleek trolley design with 14-way divider for quick club selection, easiGrab handles and easy access to all storage. Available in four colour options.

Twister

£130

Multi-function carry bag also adapted for trolley use with a lower stand attachment. The wraparound pocket can be detached, creating a slim carry bag ideal for summer use.

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Mizuno GTX

£110

A streamlined sports profile, with metallic colour-matched stand and trim. Low stand attachment allows the GTX to fit snugly on most trolleys. Available in four colour options.

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Aerolite NEW FOR 2009

£100

Featherweight stand bag packing heavyweight features while still maintaining structure and durability. Available in six colour options.

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Renegade NEW FOR 2009

£70

Streamlined and lightweight stand bag with simple, generous storage. Available in four colour options.

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Weekender NEW FOR 2009

£60

A new generation mini stand bag to hold a full set of clubs, ideal for compact travel and storage. Available in six colour options.

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Scratch Sac NEW FOR 2009

£35

Updated version of Mizuno’s ultra-light unstructured pencil bag. Ideal for summer use or for practice. Available in five colour options.

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QuiCK TiP: Cart bags are great for organisation and are hardwearing but take up a lot of space in your car boot!

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BagS

mizuno TeL: 0800 328 0180 WeB: www.mizunoeurope.com


Carry

Stand

Trolley

Bags

Cart bag

£79.99

Durable cart bag available in two colours.

Stand bag

£69.99

Lightweight stand bag available in five colours.

A2 stand bag

£44.99

Seven-way graphite top in four colours.

JN Lite stand bag

£49.99

Ultra-lightweight construction in four colours.

GTR stand bag

£39.99

Easy open stand bag available in three colours.

GTR cart bag

£39.99

Deluxe design with seven pockets. Available in three colours.

Make/model

Price

Description

nicklaus TEL: 0870 902 2048 WEb: www.nicklausgolf.com

nike TEL: 0800 056 1640 WEb: www.nikegolfeurope.com

Bags

VR Staff bag

£200

As used by Nike Tour professionals. 10.25in round top opening provides optimum club management. Seven pockets, including two for valuables, allow efficient gear organisation.

SQ Staff bag

£200

As above.

Tour cart bag

£120

Individual 14-way, full divider system with external putter well, 12 forward facing pockets including fur-lined valuables pocket and insulated cooler pocket. Rain hood included.

Tech Elite cart bag

£100

Individual 14-way, full divider system, seven-forward facing pockets including fur-lined valuables pocket and insulated cooler pocket. Rain hood included.

Tech Sport cart bag

£75

Individual 14-way, full divider system, six forward-facing pockets including valuables pocket. Rain hood included. Accommodates all club sizes.

Sasquatch Tour Carry

£130

Ten pockets including water bottle and cooler pockets. Woven air technology in the double strap system provides superior cushioning. Rain hood included and accommodates all club sizes.

Nike Xtreme Element

£110

Durable yet lightweight, exoskeleton frame with lightweight fibreglass stand. Seven pockets, including water bottle and fur-lined valuables pocket.

Nike Xtreme Sport Carry II

£85

Superior cushioning, stability and ultra-lightweight. Six strategically-placed pockets, including water bottle and fur-lined valuables pocket. Rain hood included and accommodates all club sizes.

Nike Access carry bag

£149

Six-way divider, five pockets including water bottle pocket. Rotating double strap. Easy access ball pocket. Rain hood.

Pro Combo Day

£50

Four pockets including valuables pocket. Revolving double strap system. Rain hood included and accommodates all club sizes.

Skinny range bag

£25

Unstructured and lightweight. Three pockets. 4.25in round opening with removable cover. Padded single strap.

Skinny Bag II

£30

6in round, two-way top opening. Lightweight construction, four strategically-placed pockets. Rain hood included and accommodates all club sizes.

Women’s Nike Brassie cart bag

£110

Stylish, sophisticated with attention to detail. Ten strategically-placed pockets, small, detachable accessory bag. Rain hood included and accommodates all club sizes.

Women’s Nike Extreme Sport Carry II

£85

Superior cushioning, stability and ultra lightweight. Six strategically-placed pockets, including water bottle and fur-lined valuables pocket. Rain hood included, accommodates all club sizes.

orka golf TEL: 0845 862 0061 WEb: www.orkagolf.com

Tour bag

£119

Available in black or white.

Stand bag

£79

Multi-pocket lightweight stand bag available in black or red.

Carry bag

£39

Lightweight pencil bag available in black or blue.

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description

Trolley

price

Stand

Make/model

Carry

BaGS

Latitude

£130

The latitude’s 11 pockets, including a detachable ball pocket, provide a huge space. Available in new colour options for 2009.

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Freestyle

£99

Innovation and style come together in the lightest Ping stand bag available. Weighing less than 5lb, it relies on a secondary spring wire. Available new colours for 2009.

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Hoofer Vantage

£130

The ultimate in storage options for a carry bag. With seven pockets and dedicated space for a range finder and water bottle it ensures room for all your golfing necessities.

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Moon-Lite

£30

Size and convenience make the Moon-lite a popular choice for golfers seeking an alternative carry bag, at less than 2lbs.

Moon-Lite II

£35

Also less than two pounds, a new moulded, three-way top improves balance and a hinged internal stay allows the bag to fold in half for easy storage.

Pioneer

£120

breaks new ground in cart bag convenience. Its high-tech appearance combines with 11 easily-accessible pockets for more organisation and storage options than ever before.

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Outlander

£99

The sleek design will attract the attention of golfers wanting the latest in bag technology. A 10-way angled top improves club access and organisation.

Tour Staff

£250

The exact same bag used by the Ping staff players, the Tour Staff bag has additional internal reinforcement to ensure durability under heavy use.

T9.5 Bag

£55

A slightly scaled-down version of the Tour Staff bag. Features are a six-way soft cover top, full-length dividers, eight pockets including water bottle pouch and moulded handle.

powaKaddy TEl: 01795 473555 WEb: www.powakaddy.com

Deluxe II cart bag NEW FOR 2009

£129.99

13 individual full-length dividers, separate umbrella and putter bay and a host of pockets. External glove bar, pen/pencil holder, scorecard sleeve and a large ball pocket.

Deluxe cart bag

£119.99

Features 13 individual full-length dividers with separate umbrella and putter bay, water resistant ball pocket, tee peg pocket and valuables pocket. Available in three colours.

Deluxe ladies cart bag NEW FOR 2009

£119.99

As above in two colours - and a free matching tote bag.

Sport cart bag

£79.99

Nine full-length dividers with a separate umbrella and putter bay plus a host of other pockets. The PowaKaddy locking system provides maximum stability.

A mass of features gives phenomenal performance in all situations and every area of club management has been thought of.

precept TEl: 01630 657689 WEb: www.preceptgolf.com

Ladies cart bag

£115

Sporty 9in cart bag weighing just 7lb. Four striking colours: pink, blue, orange and lime.

proline TEl: 08000 139139 WEb: www.prolinegolf.com

Twister

£129

ram TEl: 01895 813613 WEb: www.ramgolf.co.uk

Ram 8.5in Tour Grind X stand bag

£69.99

Features a dual strap for optimised weight distribution and plenty of storage space for waterproofs and accessories. Colours: black/blue, black/black and black/green.

Ram 8.5in SDX cart bag

£59.99

13-way graphite-friendly top and ultra-lightweight design. External putter holder. Colours: black/white/blue, black/black/silver and navy/white/red.

Ram 9.5in Tour Grind X cart bag

£79.99

14-way divider top for club protection as well as masses of storage space and features. Colours: black/orange/white, blue/orange/white and black/pink/white.

SnaKe eyeS TEl: 01480 308800 WEb: www.snakeeyescustom.com

Snake Eyes stand bag

£79

Eight-way top, special putter pouch and seven accessory pockets.

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Snake Eyes cart bag

£99

Designed with a special four-way grip system for easy handling and fitting on both electric or pull trolleys. Fourteen-way divider top.

Snake Eyes flight bag

£89

Twin wheels for easy transportation, large external shoe pocket and thick internal strapped padding to prevent travel damage.

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BaGS

pinG TEl: 01427 619200 WEb: www.pingeurope.co.uk


Price

Description

Snake Eyes staff bag

£109

Trolley-friendly, pear-shaped divider top, rugged saddle carry strap and large clothing pockets.

Snake Eyes holdall

£39.99

Has a zipped bottom section ideal for shoes plus a large top compartment and a small zipped side panel for travel documents.

Trolley

Stand

Make/model

Carry

Bags snaKe eyes CONTINUeD

srixon TeL: 01420 541709 WeB: www.srixon.co.uk

Tour model

£159

As used by Srixon staff players. 9.5in padded top and full-length dividers, Tour-style shoulder strap, three-point harness and large double ball pockets. Colours: red, white.

Cart bag

£99

14-way padded top divider, putter pit, large flank and ball pockets, three grab handles, padded strap. Colours: orange, black, white, red.

Premium stand bag NEW FOR 2009

£99

Lightweight material, Izzo dual strap, self-standing leg mechanism, padded top divider and full-length clothing pocket. Colours: red, black, pink, lime.

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QUiCK tiP: Carry bags (often known as Sugar, Pencil or Moon bags) are great in the summer! Well worth buying! stewart golf TeL: 0870 350 1818 WeB: www.stewartgolf.com

Tour bag

£199

Designed specifically for the Stewart Golf X5, the 09 Tour bag features outstanding build quality and user-friendly design.

Bags

taylormade TeL: 0800 389 4292 WeB: www.taylormadegolf.com

TMX Staff bag

£279

Carbon fibre wet PU and synthetic leather construction. 9.5in top with six velour-lined full-length dividers, seven pockets, valuables pocket, embroidered TaylorMade logos.

TMX T2 cart bag

£219

Slightly smaller than the TMX Staff Bag. TaylorMade metal logos on the side, custommoulded grip handle and rainhood.

San Marino cart bag

£119

Durable lightweight 420 denier nylon construction, 14-way fused nylon top, crush-proof construction, seven pockets. Weighs only 4.8lb.

Maranello cart bag

£139

Durable 1680 denier polyester with integrated carbon fibre PU construction. Magnetic access system, 14-way fused nylon top, crush proof construction, nine pockets.

TMX stand bag

£149

840 ballistic nylon and carbon fibre wet PU construction. Light stand and base, compressionmoulded fused lycra hip pad. Intergrated stand system. Insulated water bottle holder.

Burner stand bag

£99

Lightweight 420 denier satin nylon construction, seven-way micro-mesh top, full-length dividers, five pockets and water bottle sleeve.

Diablo ST stand bag

£119

Durable 420 denier nylon construction, seven-way fused nylon top with full-length dividers, nine pockets including insulated cooler.

Corza stand bag

£89

Lightweight 420 denier satin nylon construction, seven-way micro-mesh top, full-length dividers, four pockets and water bottle sleeve.

Monza Featherweight stand bag

£109

Featherweight 420 denier ripstop nylon construction, six-way fused nylon top with full-length dividers, six pockets, insulated water bottle sleeve, comfort foam strap, rainhood. Only 4.3lb.

TM carry bag

£39

Durable, lightweight 420 denier nylon construction, four-way air mesh divider, four pockets, water bottle sleeve, anatomically correct foam strap.

Monaco trolley bag

£109

Water-resistant synthetic suede with soft touch finish, custom-moulded TPR rubber platform and propex accents. 14-way divider system. TM nickel plated zipper pulls.

titleist TeL: 01480 301114 WeB: www.titleist.co.uk

S82 10.5in Tour cart bag

£220

With proven performance on the worldwide Tours, it has all the premium features and benefits demanded by leading professionals and all serious golfers around the globe.

Titleist S83 9.5in Staff vinyl NEW FOR 2009

£159

The S83 staff bag offers the same levels of style, performance and functionality of the S82 but with a smaller 9.5in top cuff.

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Make/model

price

description

Carry

Stand

Trolley

BaGs RC09 9.5in reverse cart bag NEW FOR 2009

£106

Thermo-formed EVA side panels provide a distinctive, contemporary appearance. Packed full of features, the RC09 is the ultimate in golf bag capacity and organisation.

97 Series stand bag NEW FOR 2009

£123

This functional, high-capacity design is crafted from premium quality materials for excellent durability.

96 Series stand bag NEW FOR 2009

£102

With a proven performance top-cuff and integrated stand mechanism the fully-featured 96 series stand will provide comfort and hassle-free carrying for the serious golfer.

91 Series stand bag NEW FOR 2009

£67

All the features you would expect from a larger bag design and the 7in top will take a full set. Weighing in at just 1.5kg the 91 series is perfect for those seeking lightweight performance.

90 Series carry bag NEW FOR 2009

£41

Perfect for a quick nine or a full 18 holes, the collapsible, lightweight 90 series carry bag features a full-length apparel pocket and adjustable four-point backpack strap.

top-flite TEl: 01954 786600 WEb: www.topflite.com

TF stand bag

£69

Colours: black/red/white, black/silver.

wilson staff TEl: 01294 316270 WEb: www.wilsonstaff.com

£149

9.5in top with six-way divider and mesh-wrapped shaft protection. Seven closed pockets, two insulated water bottle slots, a travel hood and lightweight rain hood. Available in red/white.

Premium cart bag NEW FOR 2009

£119

Modern look, very functional. 8 x 10in top, new shape 14-way full-length dividers. large storage capacity. Six closed pockets, valuables pocket, quick hood, padded triple V-strap.

Tour carry bag

£89

lightweight performance, durability and convenience. Featuring a five-way divider with meshwrapped shaft protection, spring-action stand and six pockets. Available in five colours.

Eco carry bag NEW FOR 2009

£59

The world’s first golf bag made almost entirely from recycled material. Weighing 3.7lb, it has an ergonomic hip pad, Swivelmax double strap, large pockets, and a gear carrier cord. In green.

Feather bag NEW FOR 2009

£49

The lightest full-size carry bag on the market at just 3lb. Durable, water-resistant, five pockets, a Swivelmax strap, six-way divider and mesh-wrapped shaft protection. Three colour options.

Mini Feather bag NEW FOR 2009

£39

Weighing just 2lb, the Mini Feather is the lightest bag on the market and features a five-way top, extra large side clothing pocket and mini flap stand. Available in three colour options.

Ladies Premium cart bag NEW FOR 2009

£119

14-club diamond top, 12 closed pockets and a front organisational panel with pencil holder and Velcro glove holder. Available in two designs: white and polka-dots or black and polka-dots.

Ladies Fashion cart bag

£69

Available in white with zebra print or black with leopard print, the bags feature a 14-club diamond top, 12 closed pockets and a front organisational panel with pencil and glove holder.

Luxe Performance cart bag

£109

14-club diamond top, full-length mesh dividers and 12 closed pockets, including a waterproof No-H²O pocket. Available in black/pink, white/black and black.

BaGs

Tour bag

yonex TEl: 0208 742 9777 WEb: www.yonex.co.uk

2009 stand bag

£99

Available in red/black, navy/black, royal blue/black and charcoal/black.

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Trolley bag

£109

Available in red/black, navy/black, royal blue/black, charcoal/black, burgundy, pink.

wHat to BeaR in MinD wHen BUyinG a BaG... If you’re anything like us, your golf bag resembles something of a car boot sale. Balls of varying ages, broken tees, old gloves, scorecards from three years ago, Mars bars from the last Millennium and enough hats to keep the whole of the field

in the dunhill Links warm are just some of the items usually found in our bags. Therefore, one of the key things to consider when purchasing a new model are the size and accessibility of the pockets. Fur-lined pockets are great for

valuables while water bottle holders and even somewhere for your GPS device are very handy. However, a word of warning. Pockets – and indeed a cool look are all very well but you need to get something that’s going to last. All too often you’ll get something

that lasts little more than a season because it’s too flimsy. So when you’re buying, make sure you’re getting something that’s stable, rugged and unlikely to snap in two in a 15mph wind. Get something with style, features AND substance.

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SHOES TH A S E LL T H YLNE ER E W E! S

Cool new styles for 2009 offering the ultimate in comfort and looks


Gents

Ladies

Description

Half size

Price

Waterproof

Make/model

Green friendly

SHOES adidaS TEL: 00 800 8624 4653 WEB: www.adidasgolf.com

Tour360 LTD

£149

Hand-finished full-grain leather for a rich look and long-lasting durability. Clog-resistant TPU outsole with DTAC cleats to provide improved grip, stability and comfort.

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Tour360 3.0

£119

As above.

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PowerBand 2.0

£99

All new PowerBand chassis featuring power geometry. Gripzone unites foot and heel, locking the foot in place during a swing. FitFOAM sock liners, EVA heel, clog-resistant TPU outsole.

FitRX

£75

FitRX 3D FitFOAM inlay soul, geoFIT foam collar and full grain leather upper.

Tour360 Sport

£99

PowerBand Sport

SHOES

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Protective, breathable, water-resistant, THiNTech low-profile technology brings the golfer closer to ground level.

£89

Protective, breathable, water-resistant, powerband chassis TPU midsole technology. Gripzone unites foot and shoe, locking the foot in place.

FitRX Sport

£59

FitRX, 3D fit foam inlay sole provides customised fit. Water-resistant TPU shield with membraned lined mesh. Lightweight EVA midsole.

Innolux

£59

CilmaProofed tumble leather upper with mid-foot wrap and speed lacing.

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Gazelle

£49

Suede upper matches heritage look and feel, die-cut EVA insole for lightweight comfort, injection moulded EVA sole, durable adiWEAR rubber outsole.

W Tour360 3.0

£119

Clog-resistant TPU outsole with DTAC cleats to provide improved grip, stability and comfort.

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W PowerBand 2.0

£89

All-new PowerBand chassis featuring power geometry. Gripzone unites foot and heel, locking the foot in place during a swing. FitFOAM sock liners, EVA heel, clog-resistant TPU outsole.

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W PowerBand Sport

£79

Protective, breathable, water-resistant, powerband chassis TPU midsole technology. Gripzone unites foot and shoe, locking the foot in place.

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W CC Oasis Lite

£55

Highly breathable, Climacool 360 ventilation, lightweight EVA midsole, rubber outsole with Adidas Traxion.

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Stabilizer

£99.99

A neo-classic shoe featuring all six components of Etonic’s new Powerplay Outsole System. Designed for the serious golfer, with maximum traction and stability.

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Sof-Tech Casual

£79.99

Comfortable shoe with a roomier toe box. Powerplay Outsole System gives the frequent golfer a superior level of traction and stability.

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Sof-Tech Dress

£79.99

Same technical features as the Casual, but has been given a much more refined look, using the last from the flagship Stabilizer model.

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Dry Essential

£59.99

Entry-level model offers great comfort for the recreational golfer, with enhanced traction and stability.

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EtOnic WEB: www.etonic.com

fOOtjOy TEL: 01480 301114 WEB: www.footjoy.co.uk

Classics

£275

The ultimate in footwear and preferred choice of many Tour professionals. Outstanding stability and comfort, utilising the finest European calfskin.

SYNR-G NEW FOR 2009

£140

Uses G-Force Stability Frame and perforated alloy midfoot stability bridge. Memory foam provides custom comfort and personalised fit.

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ReelFit

£130

Features Boa lacing system rather than traditional laces. Optimises fit through use of adjustable steel micro-cable and a proven dial mechanism.

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DryJoys

£110

In addition to the membrane-free waterproof full grain leather uppers, DryJoys have seven individual Stability Pods for flexibility.

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Contour Series

£85

The ultimate in comfort and flexibility with the benefit of a one-year waterproof guarantee. Full grain leather uppers with rubber outsole.

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LoPro NEW FOR 2009

£75

A sporty appeal for those seeking a more casual and comfortable look. These models offer a familiar easy ride, superb cushioning and incredible comfort.

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MyJoys DryJoys Contour LoPro NEW FOR 2009

£130 £105 £100

Custom shoes built to your own colour spec, including different-sized pairs, with the added option of adding a logo or your own name on both shoes (up to six letters).

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Gents

Ladies

Half size

Waterproof

Green friendly

SHOES Make/model

price

AQL™

£65

Lightweight, waterproof, full-grain leather golf shoe for all-year round high performance. Moulded EVA outsole with TPU wear pads provides stability.

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SoftJoys NEW FOR 2009

£50

A leather, waterproof golf shoe offering the waterproofing and comfort synonymous with FootJoy golf shoes, housed in some traditional patterns.

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GreenJoys

£40

A lightweight, comfortable golf shoe with easy-care synthetic uppers. Combine fit, styling and waterproof performance with value for money.

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GreenJoys Junior

£30

New colours for 2009.

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MyJoys DryJoy Contour LoPro NEW FOR 2009

£115 £100 £95

Custom shoes built to your own colour spec, including different sized pairs, with the option of adding a logo or your own name on both shoes (up to six letters).

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DryJoys NEW FOR 2009

£85

A perfect combination of a narrow heel with a generous forefoot. TPU stability control outsole provides lightweight support and motion control.

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Contour IV

£75

Comfort and flexibility with a casual styling and a one-year waterproof guarantee. Stability bridge in the outsole ensures the maximum support.

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LoPro NEW FOR 2009

£67.50

Superior footwear design and the latest in sporty fashion with a striking contrast stitch or two-tone upper make these a must-have shoe.

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AQL

£62.50

Lightweight, waterproof, full-grain leather golf shoe for all-year round performance. DuraMax rubber outsole with EVA midsole for superior durability.

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SoftJoys NEW FOR 2009

£50

Leather shoe offering the waterproofing and comfort that has become synonymous with FootJoy golf shoes, housed in some contemporary patterns.

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description

ECCO TEL: 01483 411001 WEB: www.eccogolf.com

Ecco World Class

£250

Supple World Class uppers are integrated whith a Gore-Tex membrane for guaranteed weather resistance.

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Ecco Ultra Performance NEW FOR 2009

£150

Combines a cushioned, three-component insole unit and PU Lite wrap-around system for unmatched comfort and midsole support.

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Ecco Classic

£110-£140

A fusion of traditional styles, modern technology and masterfully finished leather uppers. Gore-Tex (£140), Hydromax (£120) and Premier (£110) models.

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Ecco Casual Cool II

£110-£125

Features include an innovative, hardwearing TPU outsole, Gore-Tex waterproof technology, improved leathers and superior shock absorption.

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Ecco Flexor

£125-£140

Advanced TPU outsoles with extreme flex zones provide comfort while moulded traction bars enhance grip during the swing.

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Ecco ACE GTX

£125

Moulded arch supports reduce foot strain and fatigue while the aggressive, green-friendly outsole design provides superior traction.

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Ecco ladies Casual Cool

£100-£110

Includes modern rubber detailing and street leather types, including metallics, treated for superb weather resistance.

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Ecco ladies Casual Pitch

£95-£120

Playful stitching details make subtle statements across a wide variety of upper patterns featuring weather-resistant leathers.

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Ecco ladies Fashion Life

£90

Fashion Life features distinctive uppers made from luxurious leathers with elegant finishes for a truly feminine look.

Ecco ladies Classic

£100-£115

Features a direct-injected, shock-absorbing PU midsole that provides firm yet highly flexible support.

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fOrgAn gOLf TEL: 01527 598388 WEB: www.forgan.co.uk

Leather waterproof shoes NEW FOR 2009

£40

Leather uppers for comfort and style, new Forgan Power sole with Champ soft spikes and padded ankle support for extra comfort.

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Winter boots NEW FOR 2009

£50

Bellows-tongue design ensures complete waterproofing. New Forgan Power sole with Champ soft spikes.

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SHOES

LADIES


Gents

Ladies

Description

Half size

Price

Waterproofs

Make/model

Green friendly

ShOeS hi-tec Tel: 01702 541771 Web: www.hi-tec.com

ShOeS

Pure Power WPi NEW FOR 2009

£110

Features the world’s first in nano technology for your feet: ion-mask. It’s a new earthfriendly scientific advancement that works on a molecular level to repel water.

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Pure Distance WPi NEW FOR 2009

£90

A classically styled gof shoe featuring ion-mask. 100% waterproof, 100% breathable, 100% game improvement.

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V-Lite Custom PTi NEW FOR 2009

£80

Supremely lightweight and instantly comfortable golf shoe featuring the world’s first in nano technology - ion-mask.

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V-Lite Enviro WPi NEW FOR 2009

£80

The world’s first 99% earth-friendly golf shoe now features ion-mask for 2009.

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V-Lite Blade

£60

Instantly comfortable, seriously lightweight and fashion-friendly, this waterproof leather golf shoe offers high performance at great value.

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V-Lite Comfort

£50

As above.

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V-Lite Valhalla

£45

Athletically lasted and styled waterproof golf shoe offering supreme comfort, fit and value.

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Dri-Tec Spirit

£40

Fully waterproof, classically styled golf shoe featuring the latest in footwear technology.

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Picadilly WPi NEW FOR 2009

£60

The world’s first ladies golf shoe featuring Hi-Tec’s exclusive ion-mask nano technology.

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Carnaby Pink Ribbon NEW FOR 2009

£60

Hi-Tec is donating £5 to the fight against breast cancer for every pair of the Carnaby Pink Ribbon golf shoes sold.

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Carnaby

£50

Featuring the latest in footwear technology, it is a beautifully styled ladies golf shoe.

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Fulham

£40

extremely lightweight, instantly comfortable and waterproof golf shoe.

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DT Speeder JR

£25

A classically styled junior golf shoe featuring the latest in footwear technology.

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nike Tel: 0800 056 1640 Web: www.nikegolfeurope.com

Air Zoom TW 2009

£150

ballistic mesh with premium full-grain leather. lateral stabiliser. Nike Power Platform TW.

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Air Zoom Vapor

£120

Full-length lightweight chassis system. One-piece microfibre upper. Nike Power Platform Ultra (TPU). Anatomical contoured fit.

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Air Zoom Elite II

£110

Premium full-grain leather with caged lateral support system. lateral support technology. Nike Power Platform control.

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Air Zoom Tour

£85

Full-grain leather. lateral support system. Nike Power Platform control.

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Air Max Rejuvenate

£85

Full-grain leather. Durable, low-pressure MaxAir unit in heel. Nike Power Platform.

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Air Max Rejuvenate S

£85

Full-grain leather. Durable, low-pressure MaxAir unit in heel. Nike Power Platform.

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Air Tour Classic

£75

Full-grain leather. low-profile air unit in heel. Nike Power Platform flex.

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Air Tour Sport

£65

As above.

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Air Tour Saddle

£65

Soft, supple leather. low-profile air unit in heel. Nike Power Platform flex.

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Nike Heritage

£45

Soft, supple leather. Full-length Phylon midsole. Nike Power Platform flex.

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Power Player

£45

As above.

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Air Zoom Elite World

£110

Premium full-grain leather with caged Zoom Air unit. Rubber Nike Power Platform outsole.

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Air Zoom Pro CS

£115

Premium full-grain leather with caged Zoom Air unit. Nike Power Platform. Rubber outsole.

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Air Max Slide

£30

Mesh, synthetic and TPU combination. Phylon midsole with heel max air unit. Rubber outsole with forefoot flex grooves.

Air Zoom Vapor

£115

Full-length lightweight chassis system. One-piece microfibre upper. Nike Power Platform Ultra (TPU). Anatomical contoured fit.

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Air Zoom Gem

£85

Premium full-grain leather. Zoom air unit in heel. Two lace options (ribbon and standard laces). Nike Power Platform flex.

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Air Dormie

£75

Full-grain leather. low profile air unit in heel. Nike Power platform flex.

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222 Today’s Golfer WHAT GEAR 2009


WATERPROOFS

Staying dry has never been so easy. Our guide gives loads of reasons why


Gents

Ladies

Description

Trousers

Price

Jacket

Make/model

Breathable

WATerProoFs AdidAs TEl: 00 800 8624 4653 WEb: www.adidasgolf.com

ClimaProof Storm 3-Way convertible jacket

£159 (j) £99 (t)

A versatile piece of equipment that can be worn three ways – long-sleeve, short-sleeve or vest – depending on the weather.

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ClimaProof Storm pants

£99

Concealed stretch waist tabs, ergonomic back pocket, back knee articulation, three-way adjustable length, four-way stretch. Three-year waterproof warranty.

ClimaProof Provisional rain jacket

£49

Fully seam sealed, lightweight and packable into left pocket. Made from 100% polyester microfibre.

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ClimaProof Provisional rain pants

£39

Fully seam sealed, lightweight and packable into right pocket. 12in leg opening. Made from 100% polyester microfibre.

benross TEl: 01932 821200 WEb: www.benrossgolf.com

Benross MAX 4 Stretch Jacket £99

Extreme all-weather comfort, 100% waterproof and breathable, with optimal freedom of movement. Available in four mens and two ladies colours.

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£59

High performance, breathable and durable, designed to co-ordinate with the MAX 4 Stretch Jacket. Available in navy, in regular, short and long leg lengths.

Benross MAX 3 Extreme Jacket £69

A contemporary full sleeve and front zip jacket, available in three colours.

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Benross MAX 3 Summit Jacket £69

Similar to the MAX 3 Extreme Jacket, but with the added versatility of zip-off sleeves and a half-length front zip.

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Utilising high-performance fabrics, the MAX Sport trousers deliver comfort and value, and have been designed to combine with both MAX 3 jackets.

Premium, highly-functional waterproof with seamless construction and threelayer rip-stop fabrication featuring Dermitaz climate-controlling membrane.

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Benross MAX 4 Stretch Trousers

WATerProoFs

Benross MAX 3 Sport Trousers

£39

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Cross TEl: 00353 1462 8111 WEb: www.cross.eu

Intense jacket

£190

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Iron trousers

£150

As above.

Pro jacket

£150

Fully-stretch waterproof with two-layer knitted polyester fabrication. FTX technology.

Pro pullover

£150

Fully-stretch waterproof half-zip pullover with two-layer knitted polyester fabrication featuring FTX technology.

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Pro trousers

£110

Stretch waterproof trousers with two-layer knitted polyester fabrication. FTX technology.

Score jacket

£140

Fashionable waterproof jacket, fully-stretch knitted with woven polyester panels, featuring FTX technology. Combine with any trouser style.

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Globe jacket

£130

As above.

Stance jacket

£90

Classic waterproof jacket with two-layer woven polyester fabrication and FTX technology.

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Stance trousers

£70

Classic waterproof trousers with two-layer woven polyester fabrication and FTX technology.

Stance waterproof suit

£138

Stance jacket and trouser combination.

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Springer jacket

£90

Classic waterproof jacket with two-layer soft peached woven polyester fabrication featuring FTX technology.

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Springer trousers

£70

Same features as above.

Springer waterproof suit

£138

Springer jacket and trousers combination.

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CUTTer & bUCK TEl: 0808 238 1728 WEb: www.cutterbuck.ie

Half zip waterproof jacket

£80

lightweight with stretch back panels, mesh lining and neoprene cuff. Three-year guarantee. Colours: blue/plat, green/plat, black/plat, black/green, orange/black.

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Full zip waterproof jacket

£80

Stretch back panel, contrasting colour side panels and neoprene cuffs. Three-year guarantee. Colours: blue/black, green/black, black/plat, black/blue, black/orange.

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Waterproof trousers

£50

Fully-elasticated waist, zip opening at the leg. Three-year guarantee. Colour: black.

didriKsons TEl: 0870 609 1896 WEb: www.didrikson.com

Break jacket

£125

Four-way stretch and ergonomic cut for maximum movement and comfort. Available in three colours. ladies: 34-44. Gents: S-XXXl.

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Edinburgh jacket

£75

Stylish, lightweight, functional new design replaces the model that won Today’s Golfer’s best Value waterproof of 2008. Choice of colours. ladies: 34-46. Gents: S-XXXl.

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Clydebank jacket

£99

Attractive check patterns and modern cut for image-conscious golfers seeking flair combined with functionality and performance. ladies: 34-44. Gents: S-XXXl.

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Drive jacket

£79

Stylish high-performance, lightweight jacket with detachable sleeves to convert to a gilet. Choice of colours with attractive check pattern. ladies: 34-46.

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price

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Breathable

WatErProofS Sharp trousers

£69-£79

Plain black or check pattern, two-way knee-length zip, inside waist and trouser bottom adjustment and pocket storm flaps. Ladies: 34-46. Gents: S-XXXL.

Norba suit

£99

Exceptional budget-priced suit that doesn’t compromise quality. Features under-arm venting and detachable hood. Choice of six colours. Ladies: 34-46. Gents: S-XXXL.

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DryJoys Tour Collection rain jacket NEW FOR 2009

£140

Provides Tour-proven waterproof protection, breathability and maximum comfort during the golf swing, with the ultimate protection against rain, wind and cold.

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DryJoys Tour Collection rain trousers NEW FOR 2009

£120

DryJoys Tour Collection rain trousers are designed to function superbly in all weather conditions.

DryJoys Tour Collection rain shirt NEW FOR 2009

£115

Tour-proven waterproof protection, breathability, and maximum comfort during the golf swing, with the ultimate protection against rain, wind and cold.

DryJoys Performance light rain £115 jacket NEW FOR 2009

Lightweight, comfortable and combines the feel of a windbreaker with waterproof performance and overall breathability.

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DryJoys Tour Collection rain jacket NEW FOR 2009

£140

Provides Tour-proven waterproof protection, breathability and maximum comfort during the golf swing, with the ultimate protection against rain, wind and cold.

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DryJoys Tour Collection rain trousers NEW FOR 2009

£120

DryJoys Tour Collection rain trousers are designed to function superbly in all weather conditions.

DryJoys Tour Collection rain shirt NEW FOR 2009

£115

Tour-proven waterproof protection, breathability, and maximum comfort during the golf swing, with the ultimate protection against rain, wind and cold.

Lightweight, comfortable and combines the feel of a windbreaker with waterproof performance and overall breathability.

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DryJoys Performance sight s/s £100 rain shirt NEW FOR 2009

Lightweight, comfortable and combines the feel of a windbreaker with waterproof performance. An ideal garment for unpredictable weather.

DryJoys Performance light rain £85 trousers NEW FOR 2009

The DryJoys Performance light rain trousers are lightweight, comfortable and offer excellent waterproof performance.

DryJoys Performance light rain £115 jacket NEW FOR 2009 DryJoys Performance light rain shirt NEW FOR 2009

£110

DryJoys Sport rain jacket NEW FOR 2009

£115

Works as a fashion statement that performs in the worst of weathers. A stylishly cut, waterproof and breathable garment.

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DryJoys Sport rain shirt NEW FOR 2009

£110

A handsome partner to the jacket, the DryJoys Sport rain shirt is as fashionable as it is capable of performing in any weather.

DryJoys Sport s/s rain shirt NEW FOR 2009

£100

Covers all eventualities, offering a waterproof and breathable garment that performs in any weather, in a fashionable and stylish design.

DryJoys Sport rain trousers NEW FOR 2009

£85

The ultimate combination of fashion and function. Worn as a traditional trouser, this waterproof garment is a stylish way of battling the elements.

FJ ladies rain jacket NEW FOR 2009

£115

Elegant, lightweight, waterproof and comfortable. Tailored especially for the female golfer.

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FJ ladies rain trousers NEW FOR 2009

£95

An off-course look with outstanding on-course performance. A straight leg traditional trouser for a contemporary feel.

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forgan golf TEL: 01527 598388 WEb: www.forgan.co.uk

Waterproof suit

£60

Fully-waterproof design, including PU microporous membrane, helps keep the water out. Two-year waterproof guarantee.

galVIn grEEn TEL: 01932 569888 WEb: www.galvingreen.com

Apex jacket NEW FOR 2009

£399

Top-of-the-range fully waterproof jacket that features abrasion-resistant patches on the shoulders, water-repellent zips, and rain channels.

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Axton trousers NEW FOR 2009

£349

The ultimate wet-weather trousers, designed to accompany the Apex jacket. Elasticated waist, fleece-lined front pockets and abrasion-resistant patches.

Atlas jacket

£249

Offers complete waterproof protection and breathability. Also features a stretch Gore-Tex panel on the back for greater movement.

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Ashford jacket NEW FOR 2009

£249

The two-colour, half-zip Ashford is made from two-layer Gore-Tex Performance Shell fabric for ultimate protection.

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footjoy TEL: 01480 301114 WEb: www.footjoy.co.uk


Gents

Ladies

Trousers

Jacket

Make/model

Breathable

WATerPrOOFS Price

Description

Alf trousers

£199

The perfect match for any Gore-Tex Performance Shell waterproof jacket. Available in four leg lengths and up to eight waist sizes.

Abbot jacket NEW FOR 2009

£279

Full-zip jacket made from Performance Shell material for fully waterproof protection and high levels of comfort and breathability.

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Ascot jacket NEW FOR 2009

£299

Galvin Green’s first men’s waterproof jacket to feature an embossed design, the full-zip Ascot is made from Gore-Tex Performance Shell fabric.

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Akin jacket NEW FOR 2009

£279

Two-colour full-zip jacket made from Gore-Tex Performance Shell fabric for complete waterproof protection and high levels of comfort and breathability.

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Atwell jacket NEW FOR 2009

£229

Single-colour full-zip jacket made from Gore-Tex Performance Shell fabric for complete waterproof protection and high levels of comfort and breathability.

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Arrow jacket

£279

Two-colour full-zip jacket then as above.

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Anton jacket

£189

Single-colour half-zip waterproof jacket made from lightweight, breathable and fully-waterproof Gore-Tex Paclite Shell material.

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Arn jacket

£239

Two-colour full-zip waterproof jacket made from lightweight, breathable and fully waterproof Gore-Tex Paclite Shell material.

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Alfons jacket

£199

As above.

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Air jacket NEW FOR 2009

£169

New over-the-head half-zip jacket made from lightweight, breathable and fully waterproof Gore-Tex Paclite Shell material.

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August trousers

£199

Lightweight, breathable trousers made from fully-waterproof Gore-Tex Paclite Shell material and featuring an elasticated waist.

Aldo jacket NEW FOR 2009

£159

Three-colour short-sleeve, half-zip jacket made from lightweight, breathable and fully-waterproof Gore-Tex Paclite Shell fabric.

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Aurora jacket NEW FOR 2009

£299

Black embossed Gore-Tex fully-waterproof jacket that features a subtle snakeskin pattern, gold-zips and gold trim.

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Alva trousers NEW FOR 2009

£199

Perfect alongisde the Aurora jacket, the new black Alva trousers feature an elasticated waistband and come in two leg length options.

Akita jacket NEW FOR 2009

£249

Three-colour fully-waterproof Gore-Tex full-zip jacket providing exceptional lightweight protection.

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Amber jacket

£249

Full-zip jacket made from Gore-Tex fabric for fully-breathable waterproof protection.

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Aida jacket

£229

Classic full-zip jacket made from Gore-Tex for fully-breathable waterproof protection.

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Angel jacket NEW FOR 2009

£169

Two-colour fully-waterproof Gore-Tex full-zip jacket providing exceptional lightweight protection.

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Anita jacket NEW FOR 2009

£159

Two-colour half-zip, short-sleeve jacket in lightweight Gore-Tex providing exceptional lightweight protection.

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Afton trousers

£199

Lightweight Gore-Tex trousers providing fully-waterproof protection, with partially-elasticated waistband and belt loops.

Avalon trousers

£199

Lightweight Gore-Tex trousers providing fully-waterproof protection, with integrated elastic belt.

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Rain Bloc Flex jacket

£84

Combines a Teflon-coated, breathable stretch microfibre outer fabric with a high specification, waterproof and breathable stretch lining.

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Rain Bloc Stretch jacket

£84

Delivers outstanding waterproofing while guaranteeing freedom of movement. Adjustable draw cord hem, water repellent zip neck and three-year waterproof guarantee.

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Rain Bloc Pro jacket NEW FOR 2009

£74

Lightweight, breathable top features a water repellent zip neck and side pocket zips with adjustable Velcro side tabs and draw cord hem.

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WAtERPRooFS price

description

Rain Bloc Medal trousers NEW FOR 2009

£53

Lightweight and breathable complement Rain Bloc Pro jacket.

Rain Bloc Shell jacket

£74

A super-soft, lightweight, waterproof and breathable garment that features concealed zip-off sleeves and Velcro side tabs for fit adjustment.

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Rain Bloc Zip jacket

£74

Lightweight, breathable laminated microfibre outer, with an ultra-light breathable micro-mesh lining, water-repellent zip neck and side pocket zips.

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Rain Bloc Light jacket

£74

Lightweight, waterproof and breathable with concealed zip-off sleeves, Velcro side tabs, concealed storm cuffs and adjustable draw cord waist.

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Rain Bloc Club jacket NEW FOR 2009

£68

A half-sleeve top made from a lightweight and breathable laminated microfibre outer combined with a breathable micro-mesh lining.

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Rain Bloc Drive trousers NEW FOR 2009

£53

Teflon-coated to aid wind proofing, water resistance and stain repellency. Elasticated waistband with drawstring adjuster and two front pockets.

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£100

Feminine and lightweight with three-year waterproof guarantee. Colours: peach, cream, black.

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Stretch panel waterproof jacket

£125

Stretch fabric in the reverse, adjustable waist with Velcro fastenings at the cuff and three-year waterproof guarantee. Colours: orange, lime.

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Two-tone waterproof jacket

£150

Paclite shell fabric. Lightweight, windproof and breathable. Three-year waterproof guarantee. Colours: grey, silver.

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Waterproof trousers

£50

Manufactured using lightweight, waterproof, windproof, breathable and durable Aqua Proof technology. Colour: black.

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Waterproof hat

£20

Breathable, wide brim bucket to co-ordinate with jackets in the range.

GREG NoRMAN coLLEctioN TEL: 0870 240 5150 WEB: www.gregnormancollection.com

Storm Stretch Colour Block jacket

£90

Play Dry moisture wicking 50+ UV protection, seam sealed four-way stretch fabric. Waterproof zippers. Neck and sleeve run-off feature.

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Storm Stretch rain pants

£56

Play Dry moisture wicking 50+ UV protection, seam sealed four-way stretch fabric. Leg opening extension for water run-off. Long leg zip for accessibility.

Textured Colour Block Weatherknit

£47

Play Dry moisture wicking fabric is water-resistant and windproof. Easy care wrinkle-resistant jacket.

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Full-zip printed packable jacket

£42

Play Dry moisture wicking, water-resistant and windproof fabric. Hidden centre front, two-way zip and pocket zips.

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Full-zip packable vest

£32

Play Dry moisture wicking, water-resistant and windproof fabric. Two-way zip. Hidden pocket zips.

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Storm Stretch ladies jacket

£62

Play Dry moisture wicking, seam sealed four-way stretch fabric. 50+ UV protection. MP3 entry connection inside. Neck and sleeve water run-off feature.

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Storm Stretch ladies rain pants

£52

Play Dry moisture wicking, seam sealed four-way stretch fabric. 50+ UV protection. Leg opening extension for water run-off. Long leg zip for accessibility.

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Quick tiP:

When you’re buying new waterproofs, don’t be swayed by how they look – performance is the key!

MizuNo TEL: 0800 328 0180 WEB: www.mizunoeurope.com

Impermalite rain jacket

£110

Tour specification jacket. With Mizuno Impermalite, a Mizuno-engineered golf performance fabric, combining lightweight movement with waterproofness and breathability.

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Impermalite rain pants

£79

Same specification as above.

Impermalite 1/4 zip rain top

£90

A 1/4 zip version of the Impermalite rain jacket offering the same fabric and features.

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Ladies Impermalite rain jacket

£110

Tour specification jacket with feminine cut for increased movement.

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Tour specification trouser with feminine cut. Combining lightweight movement with waterproofness and breathability.

Ladies Impermalite rain pants

£79

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Storm-Fit Paclite jacket

£170

Waterproof, windproof, breathable, seam-sealed. Exposed centre front aqua zip, inner storm flap with chin guard, adjustable cuffs. Waist adjustability. 100% Poly, Gore-Tex Paclite.

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WAtERPRooFS

GREEN LAMB TEL: 0808 238 1728 WEB: www.greenlamb.ie

Shaped stretch waterproof jacket


Gents

Ladies

Description

Trousers

Price

Jacket

Make/model

Breathable

WATerprooFS nike Tel: 0800 056 1640 Web: www.nikegolfeurope.com

WATerprooFS

Storm-Fit Paclite pant

£130

Waterproof, windproof, breathable, seam-sealed. Partly elasticated waistband, slash zip pockets at front. leg zips, adjustable leg cuffs. 100% Poly, Gore-Tex Paclite.

Storm-Fit Elite full zip jacket

£170

Waterproof, windproof, breathable, seam-sealed. Covered centre front zip, inner storm flap, exposed aqua zippers at front. Adjustable laser-cut cuff straps, adjustable hem.

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Storm-Fit Elite pant

£130

Waterproof, windproof, breathable, seam-sealed. elasticated waistband, exposed aqua guard leg. Adjustable laser-cut hem straps, adjustable hem with snap buttons.

Storm-Fit Light full zip jacket

£80

Double turned rib crew-neck, cuffs and bottom hem. exposed aqua full zipper. Adjustable waist and bottom hem, packable. 100% Poly, PU laminate. Three-year guarantee.

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Storm-Fit Light half-zip jacket

£80

As above.

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Storm-Fit Light S/S jacket

£65

Double turned rib crew-neck, cuffs and bottom hem. exposed aqua half zipper. Open sleeves. Adjustable bottom hem, packable. 100% Poly, PU laminate. Three-year guarantee.

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Storm-Fit Light pant (reg)

£60

Waterproof, windproof, breathable, seam-sealed. leg zips, adjustable leg cuffs, packable together with jacket. 100% Poly, PU laminate. Three-year guarantee.

Storm-Fit Light pant (long)

£60

As above.

Storm-Fit Light packable suit

£100

Waterproof, windproof, breathable, seam-sealed, packable. Jacket: exposed aqua zipper, adjustable cuffs, double welt pockets. Pant: leg zips, adjustable leg hem.

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Storm-Fit Light jacket

£80

Waterproof, windproof, breathable, seam-sealed, packable. Waist adjustability, piping details, inner collar and storm flap in contrast colour. 100% Poly, PU laminate. Three-year guarantee.

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Storm-Fit Light pant

£60

Waterproof, windproof, breathable, seam-sealed, packable. leg zips, adjustable leg cuffs, packable together with jacket. 100% Poly, PU laminate. Three-year guarantee.

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ping Tel: 01427 619200 Web: www.pingeurope.co.uk

Ping Collection Hydro Pro Suit

£120 (j) £80 (t)

Features four-way stretch fabric, breathable jacket with heat-welded zip pockets, zip-off sleeves and Velcro/elasticated cuffs.

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Ping Collection Horizon

£90

lightweight jacket made from stretch fabric to help golfers enjoy unrestricted movement.

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Ping Collection Vortex

£90

Vortex has exactly the same waterproof and design properties as the Horizon apart from the fact that it has zip-off sleeves.

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Ping Collection AYR Suit

£120

Offers golfers a sleek design and fabric that is waterproof, breathable and wind-resistant.

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Ping Collection Logic Pants

£50

lightweight and wind-resistant with a stretch mesh lining. In black and sizes S-XXXl.

Ping Collection Strata Pants

£65

Full waterproof protection, breathable, wind-resistant, low noise, weatherproof zips, taped seams and stretch fabric.

Ping Collection Orchid Suit

£120

Offers female golfers a sleek and stylish design with fabric that is laminated, waterproof, breathable and wind-resistant.

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pringle Tel: 01442 828010 Web: www.pringlegolf.com

Aillig waterproof two-ply jacket

£119

lightweight, super-breathable waterproof jacket with three-year guarantee. Stretch outer, ergonomic cut, stitch free construction, adjustable cuffs, hem.

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Akir waterproof trousers

£119

lightweight, super-breathable waterproof trouser with three-year guarantee. Stretch outer, ergonomic cut, mesh lined, leg gusset, hand pockets, tailored fit.

Cristie waterproof jacket

£129

lightweight, super-breathable waterproof jacket with three-year guarantee. Stretch outer, ergonomic cut, stitch free construction, adjustable cuffs, hem.

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proline Web: www.prolinegolf.com

Deluxe Rainsuit

£59.99

proquip Tel: 01620 892219 Web: www.proquipgolf.com

TourFlex

£239

based on the suit made exclusively for the 2008 european Ryder Cup team, the TourFlex is made from an ultra-lightweight and stretchable fabric.

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Hydratech

£189

An ultra-stylish, high-performance rain suit featuring ultra-soft, stretchable inner lining for a light-as-air feeling with unrestricted movement and virtually silent performance.

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Ultralite

£169

ProQuip’s lightest ever rainsuit. A premium, stylish, two-colour waterproof jacket that is light and easy to swing in, even in torrential downpours.

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Ladies

description

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price

Jacket

Make/model

Breathable

waterproofs PqLite

£119

Lightweight, Teflon-treated outer fabric with an ultra-soft, stretchable, waterproof liner.

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Softshell

£75

Offers wind protection as well as warmth and breathability.

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Liberty

£160

Lightweight waterproof jacket with soft and quiet outer fabric with a luxurious matt finish. The slim jacket design is semi-fitted with contrast piping.

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stuburt TeL: 01895 813613 WeB: www.stuburt.com

Helium full-zip jacket NEW FOR 2009

£59.99

Athletic cuts and contemporary styling ensure superior styling as well as freedom of movement. Dri-Back membrane and mesh lining for ultimate protection.

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Helium half-zip jacket

£59.99

Lightweight and breathable Comtex fabric with stretch Neoprene body panels. Neoprene adjustable cuffs and fleece-lined hand pockets. Half-zip design with inside zip pocket.

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Rain shirt

£39.99

All-weather quality and performance. Vertical half-zip design featuring two full-length stretch body panels for freedom of movement. Lightweight, breathable and waterproof.

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Waterproof trousers

£39.99

Fully-lined featuring Dri-Back waterproof membrane system.

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£142 (j) £98 (t)

Features new Thermal 13 high-performance fabric for greater comfort and movement. Three-year guarantee.

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Whisperdry suit

£124 (j) £80 (t)

Combines a revolutionary sealed-seam construction with an innovative stretch fabric to create a smooth and stylish range that is among the best performing gear around.

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GT Pro II suit

£128 (j) £80 (t)

The convertible jacket, weatherbeater (£106) and trousers are lightweight, waterproof and breathable. Three-year guarantee.

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Player suit

£128 (j) £48 (t)

Ultra-soft laminate for comfort and protection. The fabric is waterproof, windproof, highly breathable and environmentally safe. Three-year guarantee.

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Club suit

£68 (j) £40 (t)

The lightweight fabric offers double protection with exceptional water repellency drop liner system to give outstanding performance in the most adverse conditions.

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International suit

£90 (j) £55 (t)

The market leader in women’s weatherwear. Ultra-soft lightweight stretch laminate fabric provides outstanding protection in even the most challenging conditions.

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Classic suit

£80 (j) £55 (t)

Timeless, sophisticated and stylish. The ultra-soft lightweight stretch laminate fabric offers total reassurance when playing in wet and wild conditions. Three-year guarantee.

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Amalfi suit

£76 (j) £50 (t)

Lightweight microfibre outer offers double protection, with Teflon water repellency and an SSP waterproof liner system for outstanding performance in the most adverse conditions.

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sunice TeL: 09701 666555 WeB: www.sunice.com

Lulu waterproof pant

£40

An ultra-lightweight 100% polyester PU-coated outershell design. Perfect with the Lulu jacket.

Medisyn ultra-light jacket

£52

X20 water-resistant polyester, ultra-lightweight construction.

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Ava ultra-lightweight jacket

£50

Highly water-resistant polyester, ultra-lightweight.

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waterproof focus

Galvin lead the way

They might be expensive but the Swedish company’s gear is top class Galvin Green are arguably the kings of golf’s waterproof world. In TG’s recent waterproof test, they romped to victory with the Arrow jacket and August trousers, wowing our Equipment Editor and judging panel in the process. Not only was it supremely waterproof, scoring 5 out of 5, it also got full-marks in the comfort, noise and drying time stakes! An impressive beast. The Akin jacket and Alf trousers are another two fabulous products. The Akin features a laminated Gore-Tex membrane and is incredibly breathable, hardwearing and guaranteed to keep you dry, while the

Alf trousers are made in a similar mould! The jacket retails at £279 and the trousers at £199. While this may seem a little on the steep side for a waterproof suit, it’s worth remembering that it comes from the people who know the elements, and the effect they can have on your game, best! But it’s not just brilliant waterproofs that Galvin produce – they also make a plethora of other apparel products including lightweight jackets, funky trousers and stylish polo shirts. All are produced to a supremely high technical standard. For more details on Galvin Green’s award-winning range, visit www.galvingreen.com

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waterproofs

sunderland TeL: 01750 23950 WeB: www.sunderlandgolf.com

Tournament suit


GRIPS Make/model

Price

Description

Colours

2 THUMB Tel: 01908 585232 WeB: www.2thumbgrip.com

2 Thumb Original Putter Grip

£14.99

Places thumbs side by side on the face of the putter grip to keep your shoulders parallel and create a precise putting stroke.

Black with white infill

2 Thumb Shorty Putter Grip

£15.99

As above.

Black with green infill

2 Thumb Light Putter Grip

£17.99

As above.

Black with orange infill

2 Thumb Colour Light Putter Grip

£17.99

As above.

Red with white infill

2 Thumb Colour Light Putter Grip

£17.99

As above.

Blue with white infill

2 Thumb Colour Light Putter Gripr

£17.99

As above.

Orange with black infill

2 Thumb Colour Light Putter Grip

£17.99

As above.

Green with gold infill

GOLF PRIDE Tel: 01778 341555 WeB: www.golfpride.com

GRIPS

Golf Pride New Decade multi compound

See stockists

The multi compound fuses high-performance rubber, providing comfort and responsiveness for the lower hand.

Variety of options

Golf Pride Patriot

Features a textured surface pattern with black pebbled bands which provide exceptional traction for added playability.

Red, white, blue

Golf Pride Tour Velvet BCT Cord

Constructed with tighter-weave cotton twill fibre that offers great traction and all-weather performance.

Red, blue, black

Golf Pride DD2

Combines a soft rubber compound for comfort and vibration dampening with a firm, low-torque rubber compound at key pressure points for consistent shot feedback.

Variety of options

Golf Pride Tour Velvet

Combines an exclusive, state-of-the-art rubber-blend compound with a computerdesigned, non-slip surface pattern for maximum playability, comfort and confidence.

Variety of options

Golf Pride Tour Tradition putter grip

Its standard size and all-rubber construction provides increased feel and responsiveness for truer putts.

Black, red, blue, orange

Golf Pride Tour Classic putter grip

The rounded back fills the hands comfortably while the flat front paddle promotes a controlled stroke.

Black, red

Golf Pride V-Rad putter grip

Designed with Advanced Composite Rubber, the new V-RAD putter grip enhances feel and durability.

Blue, red

Golf Pride women’s Vyne

Supple rubber compound minimises shock and discomfort while a visual element creates a guide for hand placement.

Variety of options

MD GOLF Tel: 02894 460333 WeB: www.mdgolf.co.uk

UST

£8.99

A unique combination of multi-compound rubbers and a carefully placed cord section offer a superbly tacky feel that performs in all conditions.

Variety of options

WHY A RE-GRIP SHOULD BE ON YOUR AGENDA We spend loads of time, effort and money on lots of aspects of our game - but one aspect we don’t pay as much attention to as we should is your grips. Quite simply, having good grips on

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your bats is an essential part of getting the most from your game. Many of us don’t re-grip our clubs as often as we should. You’ll appreciate this fact when you discover that golfers should really

re-grip their clubs every year – regardless of how often you play! That’s because properties in the air work to cause damage to the grips, even if you’re not swinging on a regular basis.

And if you are a seasoned player, pay extra attention because any oils or products that might be on your hands could help to corrode the grip at an alarming rate of knots. You have been warned!


price

description

pull

Make/model

Motor

TROllEYS BEN SAYERS TeL: 0121 748 8081 Web: www.bensayersgolf.com

Ben Sayers lightweight aluminium trolley

£44.99

Lightweight aluminium frame, quick-release wheels, ergonomic handle with tee and card holder, washable travel bag with carry handle.

gO kART ElECTRiC gOlf TeL: 01227 712288 Web: www.gokart.co.uk

GoKart electric trolley with 18 or 36-hole battery

£199 (18) £229 (36)

british designed and made. Light (7.6kg), powerful (230W), easy to use. Really compact (68x63x28cm) when folded. Choice of colours. Two-year warranty.

gREENhill TeL: 0845 634 7290 Web: www.green2hill.co.uk

GT range

£319-£399

electric trolley range with prices depending on wheels, battery, charger and colours.

GTS range

£359-£439

As above.

Pure traction range

£479-£549

As above but also features limited slip differential gearbox.

Push ‘n’ Pull trolley

£79

Super-light, easy-folding and robust.

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hill BillY TeL: 01795 413830 Web: www.hillbilly.co.uk

Terrain

from £299

The 27 and 36-hole Terrain trolleys feature a compact three-way folding frame for ease of storage, powerful 200w motors and pre-set distance function.

Tracker

£89

Made from lightweight aluminium with telescopic handle. A third wheel means the cart can be either pulled or pushed.

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£TBA

Sureshot GPS system gives golfers the ability to download courses direct from their PC on to a remote control handset and then upload them to the S5.

Motocaddy S3 Digital

£369.99

Impressive features include adjustable distance control, speedometer, temperature, time, battery meter and distance readings.

Motocaddy S1 Digital

£279.99

An advanced digital control panel offers a choice of nine speed settings on one simple push-button control panel.

Motocaddy S1 Lite

£79.99

Features a simplified locking system and quick-release wheels, plus an insulated bag that sits between the rear wheels for easy storage of drinks etc.

pOwAkADDY TeL: 01795 473555 Web: www.powakaddy.com

Freeway CT

£349

With two simple actions the Freeway opens and folds completely with nothing to assemble/dismantle. It is light, strong and the most compact trolley around. Fits into the smallest car boot.

Freeway II Lead Acid NEW FOR 2009

£449

The soft touch ergonomic handgrip encompasses a multi-functional control pad and display which features the time, distance measurement function, power and speed gauge. It has a powerful 200w motor.

Freeway II Lithium NEW FOR 2009

£699

As above but with a lithium technology battery. This high tech, lightweight battery is an incredible 75% lighter than standard batteries, making the FWII much more stylish.

Freeway II Lithium Brake NEW FOR 2009

£799

All the features of the Freeway Lithium plus an electronic progressive braking system.

Classic Legend

£349

Versatile chassis system with detachable handle and front wheel stems, allowing it to fit into the tightest of spaces, along with the efficient, robust sealed motor-gearbox system for near noiseless operation.

RoboKaddy

£799

Remote-controlled one-piece easy folding powered trolley with forward, left, right and reverse controls operated via a pocket sized transmitter, while two whisper quiet motors drive the rear wheels.

TwinLine 1

£99.99

The PowaKaddy TwinLine 1 push/pull trolley is lightweight, compact, and superbly engineered, featuring a unique parking brake and three wheels. This trolley can be folded with the bag in place.

TwinLine 3

£129.99

With a telescopic handle, the height adjusted to suit every golfer. It is lightweight, compact and features a unique parking brake and three wheels. It now features an area on the handle for an umbrella mount.

Micra

£74.95

Ultra-compact and easy to open with snap shut quick-release button. Variable height adjustable handle with ● integrated ball, tees and pencil holder. Light, sturdy chassis.

STEwART gOlf TeL: 0870 350 1818 Web: www.stewartgolf.com

X5 Remote

£1149

The latest revision of the award-winning X3 Remote. Awesome looks and fully remote controlled from up to 50 metres.

F1 Lithium

£2500

Ultra-exclusive F1 boasts state-of-the-art lithium battery pack. Only trolley to integrate a golf bag with a futuristic folding chassis.

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MOTOCADDY TeL: 0845 058 9818 Web: www.motocaddy.com

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