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While the Dunlop Tour Elite won't be competing with too many premium drivers out on the market in 2013, it does offer tremendous value for the golfer looking for a modern-day driver at a more affordable price.
And we're certainly not snobs at Golfmagic and we like to cater for everyone, so we took it out for a spin.
The 460cc Titanium Matrix head in 10.5-degrees, with its white-headed forged titanium body and Graffaloy graphite shaft, provided a surprisingly high, penetrating ball flight given the club sits a little closed at address.
The club features Aeroskin technology to reduce drag and generate faster clubhead speed and although distance was a little shorter than I envisaged, drives were flying high and, most importantly, straight down the intended target line.
In terms of visuals, the white anti-glare finish is a nice touch as it aids alignment, while the Dunlop Gecko-Tac grip, although a little thin in the palm of the hand, gives you that ‘grip it and rip it’ feel while standing over the ball.
If you are used to using a premium driver, you will instantly feel the difference in quality - particularly the sound at impact. But if you are a budget golfer - and there are hundreds, if not thousands, out there - then this is right up there with the best.
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