New releases: Ready for summer

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

In today’s marketplace, new products are showcased and spotlighted throughout the year instead of just at the start of the calendar. With summer here, several new items are bound to garner attention from avid golfers.

TaylorMade’s all-white Rossa Corza Ghost putter is center stage among new golf clubs. Meanwhile, other companies will wait a few more months to present their mid-2010 lines.

Titleist, among the companies in waiting, has a new adjustable and interchangeable 910 driver, along with 910 fairway woods and hybrids. Although the 910 family is at least three months away from retail, Titleist has confirmed the clubs will begin to show up on the PGA Tour between the U.S. Open and British Open.

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Mizuno MP-630 Fast Track driver

The skinny: This driver has two adjustable 8-gram weights that allow golfers to fine-tune not only left and right flight patterns but also high and low trajectories. Available in lofts of 8.5, 9.5 and 10.5 degrees with a stock 64-gram Fubuki shaft from Mitsubishi Rayon. A slightly open-faced MP-630, without the weights, is available ($299 MSRP).

Cost: MSRP $499

Available: Immediate

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Nike Victory Red V-Rev wedges

The skinny: These wedges are cast with super-soft 8620 carbon steel. They meet the USGA’s condition of competition for new grooves. Designed with input from Nike’s stable of touring pros, they are available in loft/bounce combinations of 52/10, 54/12, 56/10, 56/14, 58/6, 58/10, 60/6 and 60/10.

Cost: MSRP $109

Available: Immediate

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TaylorMade Rossa Corza Ghost putter

The skinny: Used by Justin Rose to win the Memorial, the Corza is the first of three Ghost models available to consumers. According to TaylorMade officials, the ghost-white Corza mallet likely will be the only Ghost model sold in the United States this year.

Cost: MSRP $159

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