It's easy to think of limited-edition runs of specialty golf clubs as a marketing ploy. But the truth is, these special offers are a chance for companies to expand a technology or test a new concept, probably before that idea becomes mainstream. It's also an opportunity to try out new finishes that might better match a certain audience's preferences. Or, fueled by tour-player demands, offer specs that better align with the games of some average players. With that in mind, here are five special editions that could be just what you've been looking for.

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TAYLORMADE
SPIDER LIMITED (SEE ABOVE)
The compact mallet shape Jason Day uses now comes in a consumer model, with Australian Redback spider accent colors. The weighted heel-and-toe wings add stability.
PRICE: $220


COBRA
KING F6 BAFFLER (SEE ABOVE)
Built with input from Rickie Fowler, this adjustable higher-lofted fairway wood (16 to 19 degrees) features sole rails to help the club glide through a variety of lies.
PRICE: $240


PING
G STRETCH3 (SEE ABOVE)
This low-lofted adjustable model (12 to 14 degrees) has a deep face made of thin, high-strength steel. The result is enough power to serve as a driver substitute with 3-wood control.
PRICE: $270


CALLAWAY
APEX BLACK LIMITED (SEE ABOVE)
This iron design combines a forged body with a high-speed cupface, and it now comes in a custom black finish that includes all-black steel or graphite shafts.
PRICE: $1,300 (set)


PXG
0311 XTREME XTREME DARK (SEE ABOVE)
An ion-plating process usually used for fuel injectors produces this ultra-durable deep-black finish. It surrounds a hollow, blade-like iron shape with a super thin face.
PRICE: $3,200 (set)


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