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2012 Hot List: Drivers

Our exhaustive process uncovers the only new drivers you should try in 2012
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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

Cleveland Classic

STREET PRICE: $300
LOFTS: 9, 10.5, 12

TECH TALK: Despite the retro look, Cleveland's emphasis on less weight in drivers continues, including two models that are 30 to 50 grams lighter than many competing drivers. All three feature a Miyazaki shaft that weighs less than 55 grams and an all-rubber Golf Pride grip that's just 25 grams.

PLAYER COMMENTS:
L: "You feel at one with this golf club, just like the old days. The ball feels like a pillow but still travels."
M: "I like the really deep face. It keeps the ball down with a nice penetrating ball flight."

HOT: The shape might be irresistible, but this is no museum piece. The lightweight shaft increases swing speed, and the weight options give you choices no one else has.
NOT: The silver, gold and chestnut clubhead is at least one color too many. Plus, the gold scuffed a little.

INFO: clevelandgolf.com
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