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December, 2007

Bobby Jones Hybrid Review

Dec. 2, 2007     By     Comments (36)

Bobby JonesAnybody who watches the Golf Channel has seen the infomercial. I've seen it and I'm betting, since you're reading this review, a good portion of you have seen it as well. It's for the Bobby Jones hybrid by Jesse Ortiz.

Now I'm not the kind of guy who sits around watching infomercials. I'm also not the kind of guy who will believe the five minutes or so that I catch of one. That being said, if the Bobby Jones Golf Company hadn't promoted their hybrid as much as they did, I wouldn't have jumped at the chance to review a couple of them. I've been on the hybrid bandwagon since 2005 and haven't gotten off.

The Bobby Jones hybrid hasn't had a breakthrough in a tournament like the Sonartec in the 2004 British Open. What it has had is some of the highest rankings in the Golf Digest Hot List in the past couple years though. Are those high rankings deserved? Can we actually believe an infomercial? Is this club worthy of having Bobby Jones' name on it? Read on to find out.

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TaylorMade Burner XD Irons Review

Dec. 1, 2007     By     Comments (60)

TaylorMade Burner XD IronsIf you're the kind of golfer who tends to hit the ball all over the face and would still like to hit a club less than everyone else in your group, then this review may interest you.

TaylorMade may just be the hottest brand in golf. Over the past few years, a ton of r7 drivers (followed by r7 fairway woods and, to a lesser extent, r7 irons) have found their ways into a host of pro bags, and subsequently into the bags of amateurs of all abilities with varying results. The new kid in the TaylorMade family is the Burner line. Released (or re-released) only a year ago, the Burner driver and fairway woods have been played on the Tour by players like Kenny Perry, Sergio Garcia, and Sean O'Hair, and has been well received by the masses, as well. Where the r7 line is most associated with movable weights, the Burner line hangs its hat on hot clubfaces and technology that increases clubhead speed. Now, the Burner line has brought that same technology to the irons arena.

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