Six new drivers from the top brands that will help you hit high and straight tee shots.

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Want to step up your game, like, now - without all the blood, sweat, and tears that can go into it? Of course you do.

BY SCOTT KRAMER | Photography by R.J. Hinkle

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Say hello to new golf gear that aims to embrace your swing flaws, minimize the severity of your misses, and help you overcome your physical limitations - all in the spirit of instantly rectifying what's lacking. Just match your needs to the right products.


If you want to hit high and straight tee shots ...


Callaway Big Bertha Alpha 815
Armed with all the adjustable bells and whistles - loft, interchangeable sole weights for left-right flight tuning, and a "gravity core" that adjusts the club's center of gravity to lower spin - this formidable-looking driver adds length, height, and forgiveness to your misses. Plus, it feels powerful at impact. $450

Cleveland Golf CG Black
This distance-maker's low center of gravity works in tandem with its lightweight construction to generate a high ball launch and revved-up clubhead speed. Lucky you: That translates to far-reaching tee shots for slower swingers. $350

Cobra Fly-Z XL

Rocket the ball far and high down the fairway with this offset driver that also straightens up fades. The 45-3/4-inch shaft whips up extra clubhead speed through impact, putting some bonus oomph into your drives. $350

Mizuno JPX-850
Pinpoint your ball flight. This club's 440cc titanium clubhead bears movable weights on the sole that control lateral ball flight to 10 variations of draw, neutral, or fade. The hosel adjusts to eight loft/lie settings, so you can tune your shot height up and down. $400

Titleist 915 D2

The clubface flexes in at impact and then springs out, helping you get noticeable distance with forgiveness. You also can finesse the loft for shot height. The traditional pear-shaped clubhead looks clean at address, giving you some welcome visual confidence. $500

Tour Edge Exotics E8

Its low-and-forward center of gravity means your shots emerge with a high launch, fast ball speed, and reduced spin. Customize flight even further with its adjustable loft and interchangeable sole weight. $300


If you are typically wild using conventional fairway woods on tight holes ...

Adams Tight Lies Hybrid
The new "Ghost" slot on this club's crown masks the cut-through slot below that reduces stress on the face while generating fast ball speed, high launch, and forgiving distance. Its upside-down clubhead shape and low-profile face provide its distinctive look. $180

Bridgestone Golf J15HY Hybrid
Turn to this when you need a versatile hybrid to generate long, straight, and towering shots. The crown flexes at impact to create a spring effect that escalates the ball. You can further control spin and trajectory via an adjustable weight. $200

Fourteen Type 7
You may feel invincible hitting this small, ironlike hybrid - which is hollow inside - to generate ball speed and distance. The heat-treated face enhances feel, so that off-center hits behave as if you pured them. $330

Nike Golf Vapor Flex Hybrid

Expect high and long ball flight plus lateral forgiveness from this hybrid that employs a channel behind the clubface to rev up ball speed from across the springing clubface for maximum distance. $275

Srixon Z U45 Utility

Pull this forged utility iron out on a fairway and expect straight shots. It helps skilled players keep the ball straight off the tee and adds forgiveness to aggressive approaches. Two laser-milled patterns on the face help stabilize spin for distance consistency. $180

TaylorMade Tour Preferred UDI

The clubface on this "Ultimate Driving Iron" (UDI) - offered in 1-, 2-, 3-, and 4-irons - flexes on low face shots thanks to a hollow pocket behind the face. Bottom line: You get consistent distance, solid feel, and tight ball flight that's bound to find the fairways. $200

If you are seeking a successor to your soon-to-be-outlawed anchored putter ...

Brainstorm Golf Happy Putter
Within minutes, you can adjust its loft, lie, offset, and weighting. Surely, one of the club's 484 possible combinations will ease you back to a standard putting stroke. The machined aluminum face and body with stainless steel and tungsten components collectively create a buttery feel at impact. $280

Edel E-1 Signature Series
This "toe up" mallet can be customized for several facets, including adjusting the head weight to a beefy 374 grams - a level familiar to current belly users. That said, it feels light because of the internal weighting location, helping you square it at impact and hit your target more often. $295

Odyssey Metal-X Milled 2-Ball

This milled mallet paves a nice, weighted road back to standard putters for former belly users. A 20-gram interchangeable weight can be added to the sole port to heft up the feel if needed. Oval face depressions help make distance control more consistent. $350

Ping Cadence TR Anser 2 CB
Belly putter users are accustomed to heavy heads, so this should feel familiar. Its meaty 400-gram head features variable-depth grooves that yield consistent ball speeds and distances across the face. An ideal model if you take a stroke with a slight arc. $235

Scotty Cameron Futura X5 Dual Balance
This heavy mallet has a counterbalance weight in the grip end of its long shaft, providing a solid and stable putting stroke without you having to anchor it against your stomach. Ideal for belly and long putter golfers re-adapting to a shorter putter. $425


If you want a surge in both driving distance and greenside spin ...


Bridgestone Golf e5
This new version of the popular ball has 10 percent more of its surface covered in dimples. That leads to less aerodynamic drag and more distance. The urethane cover helps your shots quickly check up on the green. $38/dozen

Callaway Chrome Soft
This low-compression option feels ever so nice and soft at impact. Its urethane cover helps the ball spin at a low rate off your driver, so you get plenty of distance. Expect high backspin on short shots, so you can swing aggressively going into the green. $38/dozen

Titleist Pro V1
The high-profile ball gets a fresh 2015 remake. The reformulated cover feels softer at impact, while enhancing spin and control around the green - so your approach shots will stop around the cup. $62/dozen

Volvik DS-77 Pink
This very soft compression ball spins low off the tee for distance and high around the greens - as in 10 percent more backspin than most other low-compression models. Plus, you can easily spot its striking color from any distance. $23/dozen 

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