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Lynx unveils new driver with face-switching design

9.12am 24th January 2019 - New Products - This story was updated on Saturday, January 26th, 2019

Lynx Golf has unveiled a new driver that enables golfers to physically remove the face of the driver in order to fit different lofts.

Lynx says that its new Prowler VT Driver featuring Switch-Face Technology is a ground-breaking development in driver adjustability, as the entire hitting face of the driver is completely removable – an industry first.

The Prowler VT comes with an array of detachable faces with different lofts, which enables the golfer to remove one face and replace it with another of a different loft. The loft angle stated on each face is the loft angle that is always presented at address while keeping the clubhead square to the ball.

Driver face plates with 1-2 degree open and closed settings are also available for those golfers preferring a draw or fade bias in conjunction with a true loft setting where only the angle of the face plate is altered. At address, the clubhead itself remains square to the ball.

Speaking at the launch, Lynx Golf CEO and co-owner Steve Elford said: “We are extremely proud to be breaking new ground in driver adjustability. Lynx’s SFT offers golfers true loft change options for the very first time in a driver. With adjustable hosel drivers, while golfers believe they can change the loft they are also altering lie angle and face angle and this either toes the driver head in (closes it) or opens it out to varying degrees.

So, while adjustable hosel drivers, including other models in the Lynx range, do give golfers multiple options to configure their clubheads, finding, setting and maintaining the perfect true loft and face angle combination is almost impossible. The Prowler VT Driver overcomes all these technical issues for golfers and for custom fitters and delivers the most accurately-flexible and high-performing golf driver available in the market today.”

Each individual driver face comes with its own attachment screws which are manufactured to remain embedded in the face plate when the face is removed and can’t fall out. There will be at least 25 different true loft and face angle options available, meaning custom-fitters and golfers will be able to experiment with and assess precise, accurate combinations from 8 degrees loft and 2 degrees closed, to 12 degrees loft and 2 degrees open, and an array of combinations in between.

Added Lynx CFO and co-owner, Stephanie Zinser: “As well as always playing with true loft, there are tremendous additional benefits for the golfer from Switch-Face Technology. The design moves weight out of the hosel and with the use of the fixing screws, weight is then re-located where it should be – in the driver head itself, around the perimeter of the club. This leads to increased MOI. Also, because each striking face plate is uniquely manufactured with Lynx’s Effective Energy Transfer system inside the face, ball strike force is accurately and equally dispersed throughout the face, leading to greater power and far more forgiveness than other clubs.”

The Lynx Prowler VT SFT driver is expected to go on sale in June, with a retail price of £429. For more details, visit www.lynxgolf.co.uk

       

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