This is an article from the Jan. 20, 2014 issue
Ping takes custom putters to new heights with adjustable shafts. The Karsten TR Anser 2, can be extended from 31 to 38 inches and features grooves milled directly into the face to impart a True Roll. The putter has a classic copper finish.
As the loft increases in Nike's VRS Covert 2.0 hybrids, the head size shrinks and the face gets taller. The two- and three-hybrids perform more like fairway woods while the four- and five-hybrids create higher shots.
Titleist 714 AP2 irons, forged and sporting a thinner cavity and a sleeker look, rely on tungsten weights to widen the sweet spot, lower the CG and create more forgiveness for serious players.
$1,099/set, steel shaft
GREAT BIG REBIRTH
Callaway brings back an iconic name—the Big Bertha driver. The newest Bertha features an eight-gram weight that slides around the head on a track to optimize shot shape and direction. Loft and lie can be changed with an adjustable hosel.
A NEED FOR SPEED
TaylorMade's JetSpeed TP driver is long (46 inches) but also light (299 grams). A streamlined head helps promote clubhead speed, and a speed pocket is engineered to impart less spin and add distance.
Using deep muscle-back cavities to reposition mass lower and to the toe and heel, Mizuno's JPX-EZ irons create a bigger sweet spot. These game-improvement irons feature large faces and thicker top lines.
$699/set, steel shaft