White driver for less than £40

Palm Springs unveils its E2i range


Posted: 22 July 2011
by Bob Warters

The Palm Springs E2i white-headed driver
Contrasting face of the driver
Distinctive head of the E2i hybrid

The predominance of white-headed clubs was one of the outstanding images at the 140th Open Championship at Royal St Georges. Indeed many of the world's leading players have decided that 'white is the new black' when it comes to golf equipment.

No wonder then that Palm Springs the UK online golf brand has taken the opportunity to reveal its latest E2i white driver - priced at £39.99.

And with fairway woods and rescue clubs to match, Palm Springs claims that any golfer can now benefit from the year’s white hot development in club design without spending a small fortune!

Based on its original £14.99 driver, the brand already now stocks the E2i white driver, which is available in a right-hand model with a 10.5 degree loft. It features a non-glare crown with aerodynamic 460cc head shape and a deep, black clubface. It has a lightweight graphite shaft to help generate increase clubhead speed and more forgiveness at impact.

To compliment it, Palm Springs also has a white E2i 3-wood costing £29.99 also available only in a right-hand model. It's lightweight, say the makers, with 'inbuilt low-drag aerodynamics to inspire a smooth swing and crisp contact.'

E2i Hybrids (£19.99 each) come in right-handed only but with three loft options (18, 21 and 24 degrees) and white grooves built into the black face to help align the club to the ball.

The dual crown design of the hybrids’ stainless steel head is larger than most comparable rescue clubs and the centre of gravity lower to deliver that extra forgiveness and trajectory.

All Palm Springs Visa clubs are available with next day delivery from leading e-tailer The Sports HQ.


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Seems like a snip for 39 quid, though I doubt the brand snobs out there would admit that it really appeals!

What's your definition of a brand snob?

Posted: 22/07/2011 at 15:40

I'm not sure that "brand snobs" really are. I think they're people who want to know that they're buying good quality.

As for the white drivers, personally I think they look pants whether they're £300 or £30 - am I a colour snob?

Posted: 22/07/2011 at 15:49

"Based on its original £14.99 driver"

Does that mean it's £20 to have it in white??

Posted: 22/07/2011 at 19:41

Tim Ellis wrote (see)

As for the white drivers, personally I think they look pants whether they're £300 or £30.

I call them Chav sticks! I think they're horrible objects.

Posted: 22/07/2011 at 20:19

Its not just the drivers that are white, I've seen some white putters, god forgive, what next white irons.

Posted: 22/07/2011 at 20:59

Bob Warters wrote (see)


What's your definition of a brand snob?

anybody who pays £41 for a white driver - ?

Posted: 22/07/2011 at 21:11

Don't care what anyone thinks I got a R11TP driver 2 weeks ago and promptley ordered a 3 & 5 wood to the same specs. Picked them up today along with a spyder ghost putter.

Driver head 20% shaft 80%

It is the shaft that is the most important thing in your club.

I can only hope that my shaft is far supperior than a £14.99 head/shaft combo.

Posted: 22/07/2011 at 21:54

give it a few months and there be a nice grey colour shining through.

Posted: 22/07/2011 at 22:25

Completely wrong.

Forget to clean any grass off the head before you put on the head cover and when you take it off you have a green dot driver

Posted: 23/07/2011 at 09:16

I wouldn't have a white driver as I just feel that if you don't hit it long and straight every time you will look a bit of a knob. 

There is no reason why a white driver is wrong.  After all we have the heads in all sorts of colours including Blue, Red, Brown, Green as well as Black. 

But then, I don't buy clubs because of how they look, I buy them because they work for me.

There are brand snobs on here where I have had 'debates' with people who decry any brand that is not one of the big names.  They may not have even tried the other brands but say they are no good because they are cheap aka less expensive aka better value. 

There are brand snobs and design snobs.  Lots of people will only use bladed irons because they don't like the looks of Cavity Backs.  The same can be said of square drivers, or mallet putters. 

It's all in our own heads really. 

Posted: 23/07/2011 at 09:53

John Foster I like your style

Posted: 23/07/2011 at 13:37

Easy conversion:

* Masking tape on face, sole, bottom of shaft

* Degrease rest of clubhead (meths)

* Apply spraycan of polyurethane gloss white.

* allow to dry / harden overnight.

ooops

 

Posted: 23/07/2011 at 14:06

If the colour knocks 2-3 strokes a round off my score then sign me up now!

Unfortunately I actually know kit obsessed wazzaks who would probably believe that it is responsible for lower scores. John F. If the R11 was black would it perform just as well in your opinion? Don't worry it's a rhetorical question.

As for the price tag, without trying it personally, who knows how good or how bad something is? Just because something says "Ping", "Callaway", "TaylorMade", etc. on it doesn't automatically make it great. The opposite is true for lesser known brands, just because they are lesser known doesn't automatically make them sh!te.

I say try everything & make your own mind up rather being a sheep & just following popularity because "Ted, a discerning golfer who hasn't got an official handicap but plays himself off 12..." (re: is an idiot who can barely bust 100 on a good day) "...says it went like stink in his hands." type of crap Today's Golfer review.

If it works it works, if it doesn't it doesn't. Price should be an irrelevance (if it's that good but expensive I'm sure you'd be prepared to wait). It's this (lack of) logic which sees plebs tee it up with £800 quids worth of Callaway X-Prototype irons when a set of £150 quid Forgan blobbies would be more effective. Not to mention the pr!cks who go through more drivers than a taxi firm thinking the next one will be the magic bullet to cure their horrific slice when the only thing that really needs curing is their God-awful swing!

Posted: 23/07/2011 at 14:46

Just hit a 270 yard drive tonight with my R11. Good job I am colour blind.

That is 70 yards more than normal.

Missed  the 107 yards to the green with my BLACK 10 iron, if only it had been white.

Up and down for my par though.

Posted: 23/07/2011 at 22:02

John Foster (15) wrote (see)

Just hit a 270 yard drive tonight with my R11.


Yes - they would work in the dark.

Posted: 24/07/2011 at 08:44

As i was told once, there is know good or bad club, just the wright or wrong club...

Posted: 24/07/2011 at 10:39

Taz

It gets dark later up here in gods country

Posted: 24/07/2011 at 15:08

you do know the whole reason behind the white thing is because, in America the so called good players wear white belts. true story!

Posted: 29/07/2011 at 16:37

"you do know the whole reason behind the white thing is because, in America the so called good players wear white belts. true story!
Posted: 29/07/2011 at 16:37"

Now where the hell did that malarky come from???

Posted: 04/09/2011 at 01:18

Bob Warters  wrote (see)
What's your definition of a brand snob?


I know a few people who buy their stuff from a single manufacturer exclusively, no matter whether it suits them or not - they have the woods, the irons, the wedges, the putter, the bag, the brolley, the towel, everything. It may be coincidence but they usually go for Ping or TaylorMade gear.

I think most people strike a balance between what they can afford and what works; buying a golf game can work to some extent as long as what you buy suits your game. For example, I had a proper custom fit on the irons I bought 3 years ago and promptly knocked 3 shots off my handicap. I hit nearly 70% of fairways with my custom fit driver because the shaft is right for me.

I will admit that I have Mizuno irons, wedges and putter but that is coincidence rather than brand snobbery/loyalty

Posted: 04/09/2011 at 07:37

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