Well now Antrim-based MD Golf is also making an impact with its range of high quality, competitively-priced equipment which have already won top awards for value.
Probably the pick of the crop are the 2004 Superstrong Forged irons which now have a muscle-back version aimed at the better player – with a blade-style head in the 9-iron and wedges for better control.
And at just £299 for a set (3-SW) with the option of Balistik Rifle or Dynamic Gold shaft, the clubs are likely to prove very popular. There are also original and carbon steel versions.
A little more forgiving are the MD Tour Steel irons, available from £199 (3-SW), with more weight in the toe to help reduce miss-hits. Graphite shafts cost £50 extra and 4-SW models for women, with 55 UST graphite shafts, are priced at £249.
The company’s range of Superstrong Steel woods are also making their mark, with the 7-wood - complete with slightly heavier UST graphite shaft – rated the best among 18 similar lofted fairway metals in a recent survey. At £89 (with a head cover) you get a heck of a lot of club for your money.
Look out, too, for the MD Superstrong Hot ti driver, with 400cc head featuring a Tungsten Power Screw to help square the clubface at impact. It’s available in a range of lofts (9.5 – 12 deg) and shafts you’ll pay from £99 to £139 when the club becomes available in the New Year.
Also new to the MD range are eight Superstrong putters with insert faces, priced at £59 and all named, appropriately, after classic Irish courses.
And you don’t have to pay over £100 for a top quality wedge. MD Golf has introduced Carbon Steel and Oil Can wedges from £39 - £49.
We plan to test a sample of clubs in on golfmagic over the next few weeks, but if you want to take a close look, you can visitwww.mdgolf.co.uk to find your nearest dealer.