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Titleist 910F and 910F.d fairway woods

Titleist 910F, 910F.d fairway woods allow adjustability

With an adjustable hosel system designed into the 910F and 910 F.d, Titleist developed a way to optimize fairway woods more easily.

Titleist 910H hybrids

Titleist 910H hybrids offer high MOI, adjustability

The Titleist 910H hybrids were designed around two key features: a unique adjustable hosel system and a larger head.

Odyssey White Hot Pro putters

Odyssey White Hot Pro putters show familiar face

Bringing back a face insert that remained popular among pros, the Odyssey White Hot Pro line of putters' latest iteration offers 18 choices.

Callaway X Hot, X Hot Pro Hybrids

Callaway X Hot, X Hot Pro Hybrids offer versatility

The Callaway X Hot hybrids have a unique sole design that should help mid- and high-handicap golfers not only replace irons, but find clubs.

Callaway Hex Hot, Hex Hot Pro golf balls

Callaway Hex Hot, Hex Hot Pro golf balls

The Callaway Hex Hot has a slightly larger core than its cousin, the Hex Hot Pro golf ball, also a three-piece design. The Hex Hot Pro has a slightly larger mantle layer.

Odyssey ProType Tour putters

Odyssey ProType Tour putters blend pros' feedback

Odyssey created the ProType Tour putter line by blending feedback from Tour players like Phil Mickelson, Ernie Els and Alvaro Quiros with modern materials and classic designs.

Callaway X Hot, X Hot Pro drivers

Callaway X Hot, X Hot Pro drivers push distance

There is no mistaking what Callaway wanted to do when it made the X Hot driver: maximize distance. Its CG is adjusted for each loft offered.

Callaway Razr Fit Xtreme fairway woods

Callaway Razr Fit Xtreme fairway woods

Callaway Razr Fit Xtreme fairway woods are designed for players who want a blend of power and adjustability.

TaylorMade Tour Preferred MB, CB, MC irons

TaylorMade Tour Preferred MB, CB, MC irons target shotmakers

TaylorMade's Tour Preferred Muscleback (MB), Cavity-Back (CB) and Muscle-Cavity (MC) irons have been among the most popular irons for the company's staff pros.

TaylorMade RocketBallz Urethane golf ball

TaylorMade seeks balance in RocketBallz Urethane ball

The TaylorMade RocketBallz Urethane golf ball has a soft, high-speed core that is covered by a thin mantle layer and a cast urethane cover that features a 360-dimple pattern.

Nike Method Midnight putters

Nike Method Midnight putters move weight for MOI

Nike's Method Midnight putters have a Nickel Chrome finish that should reduce glare while retaining the polymer-metal grooved face technology of the original Method.

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TaylorMade TP xFT wedges

TaylorMade TP xFT wedges enable face changes

Exchangeable Face Technology in the TaylorMade TP xFT wedges allows golfers to remove the grooved faceplate in these wedges using a torque wrench when the grooves become worn.

Nike VR Pro Combo irons

Nike VR Pro Combo irons move weight through set

The Nike VR Pro Combo irons move weight to different points of the clubhead throughout the set to stress forgiveness on long irons, feel on short irons.

TaylorMade White Smoke Putters

TaylorMade White Smoke Putters use titanium insert

The MC-72 mallet, IN-12 blade and IN-74 blade in the TaylorMade White Smoke putters line are each available in 33-, 34-, and 35-inch models and feature the grooved, PureRoll Titanium insert.

TaylorMade Rescue TP hybrids

TaylorMade Rescue TP hybrids tout thin face, lower CG

With the Rescue TP hybrid, TaylorMade aims to provide distance, control and versatility thanks in part to its thin face and low CG.

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Nike Method putters

Nike touts face technology in Method putters

At the heart of Nike's Method putter line is a unique polymer-grooved face technology that the company says will make the ball hold its line more effectively.

Nike Method Core Drone 2.0 putter

Nike Method Core Drone 2.0 putter changes look

Nike refined the Method Core Drone 2.0's looks but kept the playing features, such as the polymer-grooved face insert, that made the original putter so distinctive.

Nike Method Core Weighted putters

Nike Method Core Weighted putters stress swingweight

Nike's Method Core Weighted putters are finished in non-glare satin chrome with simple alignment lines; most have classic designs.

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Nike VR_S Covert Performance and Tour hybrids

Nike VR_S Covert Performance, VR_S Covert Tour hybrids

The VR_S Performance Covert and Covert Tour hybrids feature a large hole in the back-center section of the sole that Nike says can lead to higher, straighter shots.

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Callaway X Series Jaws wedges

Callaway X Series Jaws wedges feature C grind

Callaway X Series Jaws wedges feature 21 grooves and a classic C-grind sole for shotmakers.

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Callaway Razr X Muscleback Irons

Callaway Razr X Muscleback Irons designed to offer feel

Callaway's Razr X Muscleback irons are from carbon steel to provide the maximum amount of feel with a thin top line.

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Cleveland 588 Forged CB, 588 Forged MB irons

Cleveland 588 Forged CB, MB irons provide options for feel players

Cleveland's 588 Forged CB irons feature a progressive cavity-back design, a slightly thicker topline and a slightly longer blade length than their 588 MB cousins, which are classic muscleback blades,

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Cleveland 588 Altitude irons

Cleveland 588 Altitude irons provide low CG

The Cleveland 588 Altitude irons, part of a classic hybrid iron set, feature a hollow-body design that allowed Cleveland to drastically lower the center of gravity.

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Cleveland 588 TT irons

Cleveland 588 TT irons mix forgiveness, control

Cleveland's 588 TT irons are designed to be classic perimeter-weight irons for mid- and lower-handicap players, with mass positioned in the heel and toe areas.

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Cleveland 588 MT irons

Cleveland 588 MT irons use wide sole, forged face

The 588 MT irons have a hollow-bodied design that allows Cleveland to drive the center of gravity (CG) very low to increase forgiveness and make hitting the ball high in the air a lot easier.

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Cleveland Classic hybrid

Cleveland Classic hybrid employs railed sole

The Cleveland Classic hybrid has two main design features to help golfers escape from rough, fairway bunkers and all sorts of nasty places on the course: railed soles and a precisely-positioned center of gravity.

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Cleveland 588 RTX, 588 RTX CB wedges

Cleveland 588 RTX, 588 RTX CB wedges employ U-grooves

The Cleveland 588 RTX and the 588 RTX CB wedges feature U-grooves that are 16 percent larger in a name that is iconic to many golf enthusiasts.

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Cleveland Classic XL, Classic XL Custom drivers

Cleveland Classic XL, Classic XL Custom drivers

Cleveland gave the Classic XL the largest, deepest face of any driver it has created while building on the cosmetic success of the Classic, while the XL Custom adds adjustability to the head.

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Cleveland CG Black driver

Cleveland CG Black driver seeks to minimize drag

The Cleveland CG Black driver features a classic-looking head that is aerodynamically shaped to slip easily through the air, with a crown that slopes down sharply in the back section.

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Cleveland 588 Forged wedges

Cleveland 588 Forged wedges feature Tour Zip grooves

With the 588 Forged wedge, Cleveland has tried to keep everything people loved about the classic intact while bringing it into the modern era.

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Where are they now: Catherine Cartwright

Where are they now

Beth Ann Baldry: Three can’t-miss kids – remember Beth Bauer, May Wood and Catherine Cartwright? – find there’s a lot to life after golf. PART 3: Catherine Cartwright.

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2012 in preview: Staff predictions

2012 in preview: Predictions

As the new year begins, we stop reflecting on the year that was and take a look forward to the year that will be. Our experts predict who will win more in the Tiger-vs.-Rory battle, how many times Lexi will win and who will be victorious at the Ryder Cup.