KEY TECHNOLOGIES: A deep CG location combined with variable face thicknesses produce a mid to high launch and a hot ball flight. The large face helps to preserve distance on off-center hits.
PLAYABILITY: The Prevalent shot pattern is a moderately high draw; the clubhead does a good job of extracting the ball from the rough; solid performer from other trouble lies as well.
ACCURACY/FORGIVENESS: A very predictable club with few surprises; no slices to speak of -- shots that seem destined for the right rough gear back toward the target line.
DISTANCE: The 5-wood delivers above-average length for a few guys; testers who draw the ball consistently can count on a few extra yards of roll.
BOTTOM LINE: One of the better-feeling fairway woods. The club's obvious draw bias makes it an effective weapon against slices.
FEEL: The head seems surprisingly heavy for its size and really drives through the ball; impact is fairly soft and muted, much like an old persimmon wood.