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It is that time of year again where the staff at Golf Gear Weekly selects our 2018 GOLF GEAR WEEKLY AWARDS . All winners are chosen on a number of different criteria, and cam be viewed at here.  Congratulations to all the winning gear!

 

BEST DRIVER

1st Place | PING G400

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Four models including the 460cc G400 Max game-improvement model with extra forgiveness. Three other models: the standard configuration G400, the G400 SFT slice-compensating version and the low spin G400 LST, each having a 445cc clubhead. All have PING’s Dragonfly design crown, tungsten sole weighting, an adjustable hosel and sell for $399.

 

2nd Place | Callaway Rogue

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 3rd Place | TaylorMade M3/M4

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Best Fairway Woods

1st Place | Tour Edge Exotics CBX

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1ST Tour Edge Exotics CBX Billed as a “Spin Killer” with a combo-brazed titanium cup face, a sole configured to glide over the turf with a section made of carbon fiber
plus a variable thickness face. The CBX ($350) also offers a large selection of stock shafts.


2nd Place | PGX 0341X

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3rd Place | TaylorMade M3/M4

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Best Hybrids

 

1st Place | Cleveland Launcher HB

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These use Cleveland’s HiBore ($200) crown that when compressed at impact helps produce a higher launch. Sole has Flex-Fins for more ball speed.
Weight saved by a lighter hosel has been reposition adding better ball flight.


2nd Place | Titleist 818 H1/H2

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3rd Place | Tour Edge CBX

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Best Players Irons 

 

1st Place | PXG 0311T

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Hollow forged body with elastomer inside and ten tungsten weight screws in small size blade. Perimeter tungsten screws increase MOI making head more stable.
Eight iron set with standard finish $2,800, only through authorized custom club fitters.

 

2nd Place | Mizuno MP-18 MMC

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3rd Place | TaylorMade P770

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Best Players Distance Irons 

1st Place | Mizuno JPX 900 Forged

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Boron-steel alloy 30% stronger and Cor Tech design enlarges the sweet spot of the variable thickness face. Enlarged rear cavity.
Mizuno’s Power Frame moves weight to improve resistance to twisting. 4-GW $1,000 with steel shafts.

 

2nd Place | Srixon Z565

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3rd Place | Titleist 718 AP3

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Best Game-Improvement Irons

 

1st Place | Callaway Rogue

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Lighter, longer length and stronger lofts plus a wide sole so center of gravity is low and deep in the head. Callaway’s 360 Face Cup construction with variable face thickness enlarges sweet spot. Urethane microspheres inside the head improve sound, vibration and feel. 5 iron-PW $675 steel and $750 graphite.


2nd Place | Cleveland Launcher CBX

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3rd Place | Ping G700

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Best Super Game-Improvement Irons

 

1st Place | Cobra F-Max

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Very lightweight shafts and swing weights with larger grips. CG is low and back in undercut cavity head. Short irons soft stainless steel for better feel and long irons use a thin harder steel.
In either variable or one length 5-GW steel shaft $600.

 

2nd Place | Tour Edge HL3

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3rd Place | Wilson D300

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Best Wedges

 

1st Place | TaylorMade Milled Grind HI-TOE

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Enlarged toe area with scoring across entire face improves spin and control. Additional bounce and heel and toe relief allow creative shot making.
$170 in Aged Copper finish, 58 or 60-degrees loft.

2nd Place | Titleist Vokey SM7

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3rd Place | PING Glide 2.0 Stealth

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Best Golf Balls

 

1st Place | Bridgestone Tour B

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Gradational Core for higher ball speed and lower side spin. Urethane SlipRes Cover. Low handicap players – Tour B X and Tour B XS ($45 dozen).
Mid handicap – Tour B RX and Tour B RXS ($45).

2nd Place | Titleist AVX

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3rd Place | Snell My Tour Ball Red & Black

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Best Putters

 

1st Place | MLA Tour Blade F&T

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Available in stainless or black finish ($270) designed to fit your stroke by experimenting with weights from 320g to 420g to match your stroke.
The putter is 100% milled and features the MLA Alignment Technology. Custom options available.


2nd Place | TaylorMade Spider Tour Red

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3rd Place | Bettinardi BB Series

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Best Stand Bags


1st Place | Sun Mountain 2.5+

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Five pockets and four club slots this bag is made from high denier fabric. Hip pad dual straps have high density foam while legs are carbon fiber. $220 and weight is just 3 lbs.

 

2nd Place | Ping Hoofer Lite

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3rd Place | Bettinardi BB Series

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Best Cart Bags

 

1st Place | Bag Boy Defender

 

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$200 with 15 club slots and 12 pockets, two of which are ABS hard shell for valuables protection. Three integrated handles, integrated umbrella sleeve and rubberized traction feet.
Weight approximately 6 lbs.


2nd Place | Datrek SGO

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3rd Place | Ogio Shredder

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Best Push Carts

1st Place | Big Max Blade Quattro

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Quick folding four-whell cart ($300) that nfolds with one hand. Adjustable bag bracket and push handle with foot brake for parking. Large storage net. Folds to 28” x 23” x 7”. Weight 14.3 lbs.

 

2nd Place | Sun Mountain Micro-Cart G

3rd Place | Bag Boy Quad XL

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