If only the club made the golfer, all of our fathers would be pros. This year has been a momentous one for the toughest club in the bag, with many new additions to the driver line-up. The artistry of putting has been perfected resulting in top collaborations and notso-mainstream hybrid irons are pushing the technology envelope. The buzzword is Moment of Inertia (MOI), and these clubs have mastered the effects of gravity.

THE MIZUNO-BETTINARDI A 02

Infamous putter designer Bobby Bettinardi has signed on with Mizuno to develop a one-piece, 100 percent precision milled putter with an increased MOI, reducing the tendency to torque, resulting in straighter putting. The A 02 features an innovative crown-shaped head with Bettinardi’s patented Honeycomb face for consistent ball striking, a deep, low center of gravity, custom Exotic True Temper double-bend shaft, and a yellow and blue Winn AVs17 grip.

TAYLORMADE R7 SUPERQUAD

The No. 1 driver on the tour and at the retail level is the traditionally designed TaylorMade r7 Super-Quad, featuring four moveable weights (two 12 grams and two 1 gram weights) in a 460cc club head to promote 28-yard lateral trajectory change and a 1.5 degree launch angle change. The all black massive head collectively with TaylorMade’s remarkably successful Cone Technology allows for an exceedingly effective MOI beyond 5800, resulting in exceptional forgiveness for long straight drives on off-centered hits.

ADAMS GOLF IDEA TECH OS HYBRID IRONS

The easy-to-hit premium hybrid iron set integrates titanium faces for increased ball speed and greater distance, adjustable weight ports in the sole allowing for swing weight and custom fitting alternatives, composite crown to attain a low center of gravity, and tungset weighting permitting a high launch angle. In fact, the Idea Tech OS’s center of gravity is 20 percent lower compared to the four top-selling game improvement irons, and delivers 11 percent greater MOI translating into a higher, longer ball flight.