MacGregor Mac Tec best driver so far at 2007 PGA Show
Demo Day at a PGA Merchandise Show is like a wet dream for anyone who likes to try out different clubs.
Every major manufacturer and many of the wacky ones are here in Orlando, BEGGING you to try theirs. The entire practice range was surrounded by pretty much every new club, sporting every new technology, in the golf universe.
I never thought I would get tired hitting on the range. I did Wednesday at the 2007 PGA Show.
I hit a ton of drivers, and liked the MacGregor MacTec NVG2 the best. It has “cup face 360” technology, with no face welds. The marketing goes something like this: Every shot feels like you hit it dead center” and “the entire face is the sweet spot.”
Hype? Yes, but it is definitely true off-center shots with this club seemed to be much better than the other drivers I used. I hit it further and with greater accuracy than any other club I used at the demo.
That is only to slightly demean the other clubs. The Callaway FT-i, the first square-faced driver I’ve hit, is a superb club. Callaway says it’s designed to be the world’s straightest driver, using its fusion technology “pushed to the extreme.”
The club can be weighted to hit either draws or fades, or “neutral.” I could definitely hit draws with the “draw” club, easily, almost without effort.
Another excellent driver I tested: the Taylor Made R7 Superquad.
The only one I was disappointed in was the Tour Edge “Bazooka Geo Max. Great name, but only a decent club. The club has a 20-gram Tungsten rear sole weight that makes the center of gravity deeper and lower in the head, “dramatically” increasing the MOI (moment of inertia).
In fact, I had to go a full degree lower than my usual loft of 10.5 because I was hitting the thing sky high.
I was eager to try the Wilson Dd6 driver, but I was too exhausted. More coming today…
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