Golf News for Wednesday, July 5, 2006 | Equipment

Cleveland Golf adds fairway woods to its successful HiBORE line

Cleveland Golf is pleased to introduce a new addition to the HiBORE driver. Developed with the same Distance Driven Geometryâ„¢ used in its predecessor, these revolutionary new HiBORE fairway woods feature a higher MOI than any other fairway woods that Cleveland Golf has ever produced. Their larger face area combined with the face-centered performance of these woods make them as forgiving as they are stable for players of any ability.

Although the HiBORE fairway woods boast a 10% larger face area than the Launcher® Steel model, their inverted crown design has allowed engineers at Cleveland Golf to create a clubhead that is actually smaller than conventionally shaped fairway woods. This more efficient geometry, coupled with the added benefits of Thin Crown Technology, helps to allow for more discretionary weight to be moved to the rear outer perimeter of the clubhead. The face-centered performance of the HiBORE fairway woods also help off-center hits to perform nearly as well as perfect shots, which will lead to less penalizing results from anywhere on the clubface.

"Considering the extreme success that we've had with the HiBORE driver this past spring, we're very excited to bring to market these new HiBORE fairway woods," said Greg Hopkins, President/CEO of Cleveland Golf.

The new HiBORE fairway woods will begin shipping on August 1, 2006 and will carry an MSRP of $275. Right-handed models will be available in lofts of 13, 15, 19 and 22 degrees, while left-handed models will be available in lofts of 15 and 19 degrees and begin shipping on September 1, 2006. The HiBORE fairway woods are available with a standard Fujikura HiBORE Silver shaft. Stock custom offerings include UST Proforce V2, Aldila NV, Aldila NVS, Grafalloy Prolaunch and Grafalloy Blue.