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2012 Hot List: Drivers

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February 2012

EDITOR'S CHOICE | CATEGORY LEADER | (L) LOW-HANDICAPPER | (M) MIDDLE-HANDICAPPER | (H) HIGH-HANDICAPPER | LISTED ALPHABETICALLY

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2011 Hotlist Drivers

Ping i20

STREET PRICE: $400
LOFTS: 8.5, 9.5, 10.5

TECH TALK: The i20 features a sleeker crown to improve aerodynamics. Tungsten sole weights in the heel and toe help position the CG lower and farther from the face than even the G15. The club is designed to sit neutral.

PLAYER COMMENTS:
L: "This driver has a softer, more appealing sound than the G20. A players driver." ... "That flat, black finish makes it look like a stealth bomber."
M: "Matte black could be the new white. I love the finish even more after hitting it." ... "It has a reassuring sound and feel."

HOT: Ping is legendary for its emphasis on function over form. However, this club is one of the most cosmetically attractive in the company's history, and it hasn't sacrificed performance.
NOT: A driver designed for better players should have adjustable features.

INFO: pinggolf.com
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