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Wed, 21 Mar 2012

Cleveland Classic

UPDATE: 2013 Game Improvement Drivers

This year’s batch of new drivers appear longer, lighter and more adjustable than ever following a handful of innovative designs that reduce weight and add length to the shaft.

Most companies have adopted their classic shape again, only this time in a variety of colours and variations to please just about everyone. 

Here are six hot, new drivers that are making giant impressions on the fairways in 2012…

Cleveland Classic

Cleveland Golf has turned back the clock with its retro-looking Classic driver.

It may look rather ‘old school’ but Cleveland Golf’s design team has certainly done its homework having already seen the driver chalk up a Gold Award in the recent 2012 Golf Digest Hot List.

Paying homage to driver designs and materials from a long-game era, Cleveland Golf’s new big sticks feature a unique sole design and colour scheme inspired by persimmon 1-woods.

The company says the traditional pear-shaped profile of the Classic - available in lightweight versions of 270g, 290g and a Tour model of 310g - inspires confidence at address and allows for ultimate shot-shaping control.

Cleveland Golf has also produced its largest and deepest clubface ever, promoting an effective hitting area and hot ball flight. It’s powered by MaxCor2 Technology to provide monster distances and maximum forgiveness, even from off-centre hits.

The Classic 270 is available in 9, 10.5 and 12-degree (Miyazaki C. Kua 39); the Classic 290 in 7.5, 9, 10.5 and 12-degree (Miyazaki C. Kua 43); and the Tour version in 8.5, 9.5 and 10.5-degree (Miyazaki Kusala black).

Click here for the GM review.

RRP £249

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