Spring golf roundup: Prepare your game with these products

Odyssey Flip Face

The custom fit push is heading to new heights. Adjustability has been the rage for several seasons now, but manufacturers are buying in numbers that now make adjustable clubs the norm. Nearly all the top brands are offering some level of customization on their drivers, and we’re now seeing it creep into putters as well.
   
Boccieri Heavy Putter
1. Heavy Putter belly & long

$199-249, www.boccierigolf.com
The Heavy Putter’s advantage is it didn’t need to be re-engineered to convert into a belly or long putter. The heavy weight engages the body’s larger, more stable muscles to promote stability, consistency and control on the greens.
   

2. TaylorMade R11s
$399, www.taylormadegolf.com
TaylorMade unleashed a huge hit with last year’s R11, and this season’s R11s, with three-way adjustability, promises even more distance. The white heads are now so common on Tour that the novelty is gone, and golfers have clearly bought into this modern look. For better players, the TP line offers some of the best shaft options out there.
   

3. Callaway RAZR Fit
$399, www.callawaygolf.com
Callaway was an early adopter of adjustable clubs; the iMix system allowed golfers to easily swap shafts in and out. The second-generation adjustable driver, the RAZR Fit, allows fine tuning of the face angle and weighting. The classic head marries traditional looks with the latest technology.
   

4. Adams Fast12
$249.99, www.adamsgolf.com
The Velocity Slot on this fairway wood is designed to promote a trampoline-like effect to increase ball speed and provide more forgiveness throughout the face.
   

5. Odyssey Flip Face
$350, www.odysseygolf.com
Putters are getting in on the fun. Using different materials in each insert, Odyssey created a putter that allows you to flip the face and adjust for the speed of the greens you’re playing that day.
   

6. Zero Restriction Tour Lite II

$295 and up, www.zerorestriction.com
Top-of-the-line rain gear lasts years, and there’s no better maker than Zero Restriction. The Tour Lite II features GORE-TEX for a light, breathable jacket and pants. Every aspect of the suit is designed for comfort.
  
 
7. Sun Mountain Sync
$199, www.sunmountain.com
Sun Mountain’s latest bag fits perfectly on its popular walking carts, the V1, SV1 and Micro-Cart and with a 15-way top, keeping your clubs in place is a walk in the park.
   

8. Ecco Biom Hybrid
$190, www.ecco.com
Ecco blends two popular concepts into one sharp-looking shoe. Using the casual look of the Street, a traction rich sole and the comfort and support of the Biom, the Biom Hybrid will be a big player in the spikeless shoe segment.


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