The next big thing
Published 25/08/2016 | 02:30
Odyssey, WHITE HOT RX The polymer face insert combines a soft interior (the softest feel and sound in the Odyssey line) with a firm outer surface. The rough- texture finish with oval depressions on the face is designed to grab the ball for less spin and a quicker initial roll.
Odyssey, WORKS VERSA/TANK CRUISER
The models in this line fuse a steel-mesh face with Odyssey's trademark polymer insert. The mesh increases friction between the ball and club, creating more end-over-end roll. Just as helpful is the expanded menu, including new Sabertooth and Marxman models.
Ping, CADENCE TR
These mallets offer various weights in face inserts or sole plates, so you have the option to customise the club's tempo and feel. Grooves vary in width and depth so your misses roll like makes.
Taylormade, OS/OS CB
Whether in its standard oversize or even bigger counterbalanced versions, this line's 'bigger is better' premise is all about an elevated level of forgiveness and stability. Example: The iconic Spider's trailing toe and heel weights add stability on mishits and keep the club steady through the stroke.
Titleist, SCOTTY CAMERON FUTURA X7/X7M
It has the same head shape as last year's X5, but the new models are 10pc bigger and feature new materials. The size creates a larger sweet spot, made possible by a lighter aluminum face/sole piece screwed to the stainless-steel frame. A dampening material between the two pieces controls sound and also promotes a soft feel.