Introducing The New Tour Edge Xrail Fairway Woods & Hybrids

New Tour Edge Xrail Fairway Woods
A Fairway Wood That Takes Playability, Versatility and Forgiveness to a New Level

The easy-going performance of the Xrail can be credited to its wider v-sole that guides the clubface into a square position at impact. Placing 15% more weight in the heel and toe areas than its predecessor, the Xrail produces a higher moment of inertia for enhanced stability on off-center hits. Plus, t he v-sole design minimizes divots from heavy lies and lowers the Xrail’s center of gravity so shots get up and away quickly and easily.

Just like other Exotics fairway woods, the Xrail features multi-metal construction combining a hyper-steel body with a thinner Carpenter steel face. To maximize rebound, the Xrail features variable face thickness and utilizes CAD frequency analysis to make the club more efficient. This computer-aided design technique generates the club head’s inner architecture to enhance performance on the maximum surface area for greater forgiveness, longer shots, and better feel.

Turn your fairway wood shots into works of art with one of the easiest-to-hit fairway woods ever, the X-rail by Exotics.

Available in RH 3+, 3, 4, 5, 7
LH 3, 5, 7
Shaft: Graphite Design G-Series 60
Flex: L, A, R, S, X
Grip: Golf Pride Exotics Tour Velvet

Tour Edge Exotics X-Rail Fairway Wood #TE108 $179.99 ea.

 

New Tour Edge Xrail Hybrids
Power, Accuracy, Forgiveness…The Attributes of One of the Easiest-Hitting Hybrids In Golf

The next generation Xrail fairway wood expands Exotics superiority with a design that takes playability, versatility and forgiveness to a new level by making fairway wood shots effortless.

The easy-going performance of the Xrail can be credited to its wider v-sole that guides the clubface into a square position at impact. Placing 15% more weight in the heel and toe areas than its predecessor, the Xrail produces a higher moment of inertia for enhanced stability on off-center hits. Plus, t he v-sole design minimizes divots from heavy lies and lowers the Xrail’s center of gravity so shots get up and away quickly and easily.

Just like other Exotics fairway woods, the Xrail features multi-metal construction combining a hyper-steel body with a thinner Carpenter steel face. To maximize rebound, the Xrail features variable face thickness and utilizes CAD frequency analysis to make the club more efficient. This computer-aided design technique generates the club head’s inner architecture to enhance performance on the maximum surface area for greater forgiveness, longer shots, and better feel.

Turn your fairway wood shots into works of art with one of the easiest-to-hit fairway woods ever, the X-rail by Exotics.

Available RH 2,3,4, 5
LH 3,4
Shaft: Graphite Design G-Series 64
Grip:  Exotics Tour Velvet.

Tour Edge Exotics X-Rail Hybrid #TE109 $129.99 ea.

New Grafalloy BiMatrx Tour Prototype In Stock At Hireko!


It’s back by popular demand. We are talking about the Grafalloy BiMatrx Tour Prototype which is now available in six custom color options: Pink, Black, Neon Orange, White, Lime Green and Neon Blue.

If you are not familiar with the BiMatrx Tour Prototype it is an ultralight graphite body joined together with a steel tip section to combine a shaft with both distance and control in mind. The R and S flexes of the new version are now a full 15% lighter (65g) compared to the original as better and lighter pre-preg materials have been substituted in the graphite section. The X flex remains the original 80g weight and is the same shaft played by Masters Champion Bubba Watson.

The BiMatrx Tour Prototype is a low launching, low spinning shaft ideal for high ball hitters but that doesn’t mean the shaft can’t be played by golfers that don’t launch the ball as high. Those golfers can pair the BiMatrx Tour Prototype with a higher lofted driver as the low spinning shaft can negate some of the spin of a higher lofted driver for increased carry and roll. Put the ball in play off of the tee this year and color coordinate your driver at the same time with the Grafalloy BiMatrx.

Grafalloy BiMatrx Prototype Graphite/Steel Shaft Black #GRFMBMBK $79.99 ea.
Grafalloy BiMatrx Prototype Graphite/Steel Shaft Pink #GRFMBMPK $79.99 ea.
Grafalloy BiMatrx Prototype Graphite/Steel Shaft White #GRFMBMWH $79.99 ea.
Grafalloy BiMatrx Prototype Graphite/Steel Shaft Neon Orange #GRFMBMOR $79.99 ea.
Grafalloy BiMatrx Prototype Graphite/Steel Shaft Neon Blue #GRFMBMBL $79.99 ea.
Grafalloy BiMatrx Prototype Graphite/Steel Shaft Lime Green #GRFMBMGR $79.99 ea.

New High Performance Drivers & Irons From Adams Golf!

Introducing the New Adams Golf Speedline Tech UL Driver

6G Aerodynamics.
FASTfit Adjustability.
3DS Face Technology.

Get 11 More Yards Distance and 54% Better Accuracy.
Introducing the new Adams Golf Speedline Tech UL Driver

The Adams Speedline Tech UL Driver is Adams’ most advanced driver ever. Only 310g, fully assembled with Speedline airfoil technology and featuring Matrix RUL 54 graphite shaft. You’ swing it faster, easier, and with more confidence than ever before. Dial it in for distance, Speedline Tech is tuned for you.

6G Aerodynamic Technology improves shaping and size that helps this clubhead cut through the air faster than ever for more distance.

 

FASTfit Adjustability allows you to quickly tune the clubhead for your individual swing and preferred ball flight for more distance.

3DS Face Technology is a change in the bulge and roll of the face for ideal launch conditions for on-center and off-center hits resulting in 54% improvement in accuracy and more distance.

Adams Speedline Tech UL Driver $399.99 Model #AD048

 

The New Adams Golf Idea CMB Irons Have Arrived!

Idea CMB Irons Technology Features
The Most Playable Player’s Iron.

The incredible look and feel achieved through the multi-material construction and design of the Idea CMB Irons raises the bar for the future of the players’ iron category. The good looks are striking, the feel amazing, and the performance is world-class. The unique placement of tungsten weight plugs will minimize twisting at impact so that mis-hits feel better and fly more accurately. The CMB Irons appeal to the best golfers in the world and can be played by skilled amateurs that need additional forgiveness through technology and design.

Performance Advantage Through Multi-Material Design

Forged 1025 carbon steel body provides exceptional feel.

Unique tungsten weight inserts strategically placed low in the toe to position the center of gravity in the exact center of the scorelines. This creates enhanced feel and minimal twisting at impact.

Two-piece, laser plasma-welded forged construction.

Nickel-chrome satin finish gives these irons a unique and better player look.

3-way cambered sole improves turf interaction.

Triple-milled (face, grooves & cavity) improves the scoreline design.

Progressive performance provides consistent forgiveness and ball flight control from long irons to scoring clubs.

Adams Idea CMB Forged Iron Set – Graphite Shafted $1,099.99 set 4-GW Model #AD049G
Adams Idea CMB Forged Iron Set – Steel Shafted $999.99 set 4-GW Model #AD049S

Why the Difference in Length Between a Thriver Versus a 3 Wood?

One of the very good questions I receive is in regards to the suggested playing length of the Acer XF Thriver versus that of a 3 wood.  Both the XF Thriver and the matching XF 3 wood have a spec weight of 210g but the recommended playing length is a 1” difference.  This begs to question, why?

For those of you that may not be aware of what a Thriver is combine the terms Three Wood + Driver and you get Thriver.  A 3 wood is more lofted and this cuts down on side spin, plus is shorter to enable one to have more control.  On the other hand, a driver is approximately three times the size of a 3 wood which makes it much more forgiving on off-center shots.  Plus you have the large confidence building, thin face that produces maximum distance.  The Thriver is a full 10g more than a normal driver to allow for a shorter, more controllable length that now has the proper amount of weight in the player’s hands. The Acer XF Thriver has the best of both worlds when it comes to these two heads.

Let me set the record straight and provide advice to both clubmakers and consumers deciding on what length would fit them or their customers better. Part of the explanation of the length discrepancy can be found in in the clubs respective sizes.  The face profile of a driver (or our Thriver) is much deeper or taller than a 3 wood.  The reasoning is it is designed to hit a ball off of an elevated tee.  In contrast, a fairway wood is shallow as it needs to hit the ball primarily off of the fairway or out of the rough.  As such, the deeper face will possess a higher center of gravity (CG) or as we can see from the diagram shift the CG closer to the grip or the player’s hands.


Another difference is even though the length is the same the bottom of bore to ground line measure is ¾” higher off the ground than the matching 3 wood.  This is quite normal with today’s drivers, but does mean that the cut shaft is shorter and doesn’t weight as much as the same shaft in a 3 wood.  This means with the same shaft, grip and overall length the Thriver will have a reduced swingweight by nearly 2.5 points.

But didn’t you just say that there is a 1” difference in length and a 2.5 or 3 swingweight only justifies a ½” difference in length?  Yes, that is true, by making the Thriver ½” longer than the #3 wood using the same shaft and grip the swingweight will be the same. At 1” longer then the swingweight would be higher.

Consider this, the extra swingweight will create a more head heavy feel and less likely for the player to get quick off of the tee and have a more even tempo.  One other phenomenon that occurs is many golfers use a heavier shaft in their fairway woods than the driver for control.  For instance they may use a 65g shaft in their driver and 75g shaft for their fairway wood(s).  This will also have a bearing as the heavier shaft will increase the swingweight so the difference between the Thriver and the 3 wood might not be as much.

However, if you are using the shaft weight shaft in the Thriver and fairway and you need added control off of the tee, you can certainly go shorter and make the Thriver ½” longer than the #3 wood or what we call as ½” under standard and still have a well-balanced tee club.

It is hard to argue the success of our Thriver (both this generation and the previous Acer XDS Insider version) as they have received the highest rated reviews by your peers.  So whether you want to go 1” longer or only ½” long than a 3-wood, don’t make the mistake of ordering or assembling them the same length just because they are the same weight.

TM1289 Acer XF Thriver Driver Component Clubhead $64.95 ea.
XTM1289 Acer XF Thriver Driver Custom Assembled $104.95 ea.

Are Long Putters Here to Stay?

After the heart-wrenching loss by Adam Scott over the weekend, I hope the USGA paid attention and sees that a putter anchored to the body does not give a competitive advantage. Long putters have been around far longer than oversized titanium drivers, hybrids, cavity back irons, rangefinder, etc. all of which provide more of an advantage to golfers everywhere than the long putter. You don’t hear rumbling those will go anytime soon, so let the long putter saga die and go away and give it the credit it deserves. It has been a part of golf history and should continue – don’t take 2 steps forward and then one back.

Acer i-Sight Long Putter Santa Cruz – Clubhead $34.95 ea.
Acer i-Sight Belly Putter Santa Rosa – Clubhead $29.95 ea.

One of the Hottest PGA Tour Shafts Now Available at Hireko, the Aldila RIP Phenom 70 Graphite Shaft!

The new Aldila RIP Phenom incorporates Aldila’s Tour proven RIP Technology with a unique shaft design to create a new and innovative flex profile for maximum distance and control. We call this Hyberbolic Flex Technology. It features a stiff tip section for optimal launch and spin control with a very firm butt section for an incredible stable feel, while the center section of the shaft is softer to provide unmatched kick through impact for maximum ball speed.

Aldila RIP Phenom 70 Graphite Shaft

$199.95 ea.

Introducing the Bionik Nano-White Belly Putter

Due to the popularity of belly putters, Hireko has added another option to the fold. It is actually a modified version of the Bionik 207 we brought earlier this year. The new belly version shares several similarities such as the bold alignment lines and dots atop of the crown for alignment, the milled aluminum insert for feel and the hollowed out undercarriage to raise the center of gravity so it coincides closer to the equator of the golf ball for a truer roll. And yes, it is the high optic white as the name implies to contract nicely with the color of the green (or brownish if you are unfortunate to live in a drought area).

The biggest difference between the two models is the weight has been pumped up substantially by using the two heavier stainless steel weighted rods. This brings the weight up to 400g or what is necessary to make a very functional belly putter. This is also a center-shafted model which utilizes a straight shaft compared to the sister model which required the compound double bend model making it easier to install. But that is not the reason we made it that way. The center-shafted position was selected for alignment purposes as well as to create a face-balanced design plus work with a new product hopefully that will be available later this year.

Because this model falls into our Bionik line, you can be assured of one thing – it is an economic model but doesn’t necessarily look or play like one. If you are in the market for a belly putter or knows someone that is and doesn’t spend an arm and a leg for one, then the Bionik 207 Nano-White Belly putter should be at the top of that list.

Bionik 207 Nano Mallet Belly Putter – Custom Assembled Model #XAP94218 $43.95 ea.
Bionik 207 Nano Mallet Putter – Component Clubhead
Model #AP94218 $15.95 ea.