Golf clubs (and other gear) you shouldn’t overlook this season

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With so many new releases and great equipment in the market, we offer some suggestions on gear you shouldn't overlook this season.

Ryan Barath/GOLF

With most golfers now getting back into the swing of things (both literally and figuratively), it also means many players are looking for new gear to start the season.

Whether it be trying out a new golf ball, replacing a worn-out sand wedge or finding a club to fill in a gap at the top of your set, we’ve put together a collection of gear you should consider before the season really gets underway.

Titleist Pro V1x Left Dash

The Pro V1x left dash is Titleist’s firmest feeling Pro V1 model and is designed to launch higher but also offer less long-game spin. This combination isn’t only great for high-speed players looking to maximize ball speed but can also be a great option for those looking for extra carry and straighter shots in their long game.

Titleist Pro V1x Left Dash Golf Balls

Pro V1x Left Dash golf balls are designed for players seeking a high flight similar to Pro V1x with dramatically lower full swing spin and firmer feel. PLAYER BENEFITS Pro V1x Left Dash was originally developed for the PGA Tour as a Titleist Customized Performance Option in 2018. This model delivers a different combination of performance characteristics than Pro V1 and Pro V1x and allows players to finetune their Flight, Feel and Spin. Given positive player feedback, we are now making Pro V1x Left Dash available to golfers via special order.  Extraordinary distance with consistent flight Lower full swing spin than Pro V1x Slightly lower flight than Pro V1x Firmer feel than Pro V1x Drop-and-Stop short game control
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TaylorMade TP5

The 2024 TP5 relies on a new mantle material composition to help the golf ball maximize ball speeds while remaining softer feeling through the bag. Not only does the TP5 offer performance and up to half a club of extra iron distance, but it also comes in a large variety of visual technology options to help you stand out from the crowd.

TaylorMade 2024 TP5 Golf Balls

The all-new 2024 TaylorMade TP5 Golf Balls are the softest 5-layer Tour ball, delivering a notably softer feel and enhanced spin around the green with lower driver spin than previous generations. TOUR SPIN WITH NEW SPEED WRAPPED CORE The TP5, the softest 5-layer Tour ball, delivers a notably softer feel and enhanced spin around the green with lower driver spin than previous generations. It is engineered with a new Speed Wrapped Core that delivers a softer sound while promoting a faster, more responsive overall design. For golfers who prioritize touch and feel in their short game, the TP5 provides precision greenside performance. TP5 YELLOW WITH ENHANCED VISIBILITY & DURABILITY While many high-visibility golf balls rely solely on a painted finish, we doubled down for added durability. An enriched yellow urethane cover means that your golf ball stays brighter for longer with no chipped paint and better color retention.
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Mizuno ST-G Fairway wood

Although the Mizuno ST-G titanium is a more compact fairway wood, it was a top tester for golfers who tend to miss off the toe in our 2024 ClubTest, and that has a lot to do with its technology-packed multi-material construction. So if you tend to miss toward the toe and are looking for a new fairway wood option, be sure to check this one out.

Mizuno ST-G 440 Custom Fairway Wood

CORTECH CHAMBER A chamber located on the sole adjacent to the face, filled with an elastomeric material with inserted weight provides: Larger CORAREA, improved spin performance, and tuned impact sound. ULTRA LOW CG CONSTRUCTION Lighter density 811 Ti body combined with 88g higher density steel along the sole provides the lowest CG construction. MULTI-THICKNESS CORTECH FACE Refined to maximize CORAREA combined with the SAT2041 Beta Titanium face material. WAFFLE CROWN Extremely thin lightweight crown portion. MODERN PLAYER’S PEAR SHAPE An inviting, compact, head that sits perfectly square at address. HIT TUNED IMPACT SOUND Strategically placed internal sound ribs tune the impact sound to the appropriate frequency and sound pressure QUICK SWITCH ADJUSTABILITY 4 degrees of loft adjustability to fine-tune address look and trajectory.
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Cleveland CBX4

So you want a wedge that offers a classic look from address, but you also want a little extra forgiveness for your short game — look no further than the CBX4. The CBX4 offers all the same technology as Cleveland’s more tour-focused RTX 6 ZipCore, but with a cavity-back design to offer more forgiveness and consistent spin around the face.

Cleveland CBX 4 Zipcore Custom Wedge

New CBX 4 ZipCore Wedges bring premium versatility and elite forgiveness together in a highly refined, sharplooking design that blends perfectly in the bag with modern cavity back or hollow sets. HYDRAZIP Cleveland’s proprietary dynamic blast and laser-milled line system creates roughness to enhance friction on the face—maximizing spin in wet or dry conditions, and from anywhere around the green—while also reducing glare at address. ZIPCORE Set in the heart of CBX 4 ZipCore Wedges, this lightweight and low-density core technology works in concert with the cavity back design—reducing vibrations while also shifting weight and boosting MOI for increased feel, control, consistency, and forgiveness over last generation.
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Ping G430 Max 10K

If you’re struggling off the tee and need some help finding more fairways, the Ping G430 Max 10K is a must-try driver. With a slightly shallower profile and multi-material construction, it combines the technology of the popular and lower-spinning G430 LST with higher MOI to make it Ping’s most forgiving and stable driver ever.

PING G430 Max 10K Custom Driver

The G430 MAX 10K is PING’s straightest and highest MOI driver to date, eclipsing the 10,000 g-cm2 combined moment of inertia threshold first surpassed by the G400 MAX five years earlier. FIXED BACK WEIGHT The fixed back weight allows for the record-setting MOI as it drives mass down and back to increase forgiveness and optimize the center of gravity position. LARGER HEAD PROFILE PING’s biggest head profile to date maximizes the USGA-allowable heel-toe and front-back dimensions while staying within the 460cc volume limit. This eye-pleasing shape helps square the golfer to the target and inspires the confidence to hit longer, straighter tee shots.
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Odyssey Ai-One

The Odyssey Ai-One putters combine classic Odyssey putter shapes with a premium finish. The faces were designed with the help of A.I. to normalize ball speeds across the face for better distance control. Ai-One putters have won multiple times on the PGA Tour in 2024, and although you might not be a tour player, we can all use a little extra help draining a few more putts.

Odyssey Ai-ONE Jailbird Mini CH Putter

These Odyssey Ai-One putters feature our Ai-One insert which delivers more consistent ball speeds, even from off-center hits, leaving putts closer to the hole. AI-ONE INSERT Designed using Artificial Intelligence, we’ve created contours on the Aluminum backer of the insert which we co-mold to a White Hot Urethane striking surface to promote consistent ball speed across the face with the classic White Hot feel that Tour players and amateurs love. AI WINDOW Our designers and engineers developed a Panlite window, which is a unique automotive grade polymer, that allows us to showcase the unique topology of the back of our insert. SL 90 SHAFT A lightweight steel shaft with 20-30 grams (depending on the grip) of counterbalance weight in the butt end. This is an evolution of our Stroke Lab weighting that will appeal to even more golfers. UNIQUE NAVY BLUE PVD FINISH These putters all feature a beautiful navy blue PVD finish that really sets them apart and gives them a premium look. INTERCHANGEABLE FRONT WEIGHTS Available in 5, 10, 15 and 20 grams these removable weights allow you to dial in your head weight to your exact preference.
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Cleveland Halo XL Hy-Wood

The Halo XL Hy-Wood is designed with a head size, shape and shaft length to fit directly between a traditional fairway wood and a hybrid.

This design helps to better maintain proper gapping in the top end of the bag while also being easier to hit thanks to the shorter shaft. A standout for a lot of players could be the 4+, which is intended to fit between a 5-wood and a golfer’s longest iron. Player testing has shown that to be one of the most difficult gaps in the bag for golfers.

Cleveland Launcher Halo XL Custom Hy-Wood

Want Hybrid control and Fairway Wood distance? Try a Hy-Wood. It’s the best elements of a Hybrid design combined with the best aspects of a Fairway Wood. So you can ditch those duff-prone Fairway Woods while still maintaining proper gapping at the top of your bag. HY-WOOD CONSTRUCTION A totally unique clubhead design blending the control of a Hybrid with the distance of a Fairway Wood, its head size and shape, along with its shaft length, fall directly between Fairway Woods and Hybrids. Plus, its lightweight Fairway Wood shaft provides an easy swing with maximum distance. MAINFRAME XL FACE MainFrame XL Face Technology uses a variable thickness pattern that maximizes flex at impact to boost distance. It also repositions weight low and deep in the clubhead for added forgiveness and consistency.
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Want to overhaul your bag for 2024? Find a fitting location near you at True Spec Golf

Ryan Barath Editor

Ryan Barath is GOLF Magazine and’s senior editor for equipment. He has an extensive club-fitting and -building background with more than 20 years of experience working with golfers of all skill levels, including PGA Tour players. Before joining the staff, he was the lead content strategist for Tour Experience Golf, in Toronto, Canada.