Hot New Stick
Of course his picture-perfect golf swing and natural athleticism had a lot of do with it. But if you watched Rory McIlroy eagle the 15th and birdie the 16th at Lake Malaren Golf Club in the final round of the BMW Masters in Shanghai, you saw some towering tee shots that flew stupid long.
While Rory could play with almost anything, he has recently put the new Titleist 913 driver in the bag, one of the sleekest and hottest clubs in this fall’s equipment offering.
With a forged insert in the face, ball speeds are maximized over a wider hitting area. That helps amateurs who don’t always hit it in the pinpoint center of the face, but it also helps the professionals who can go after their tee shots harder knowing that a slight off-center hit won’t cost them.
Every season, a flood of new products enter the area. And every year, one stands out. This October it’s the new Titleist driver.
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Sahalee Country Club
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