Hammer Golf Driver Review

By Jim Hagerty

Specs

The Hammer driver, a club made by Zolex, features an inverted clubhead and face. The head is made of what the company calls a secret revolutionary metal that is 300 percent harder than titanium. Designed by long-drive champion Jack Hamm, the Hammer contains a special graphite shaft (Triplekick Smartshaft) that Zolex asserts will conform to any golf swing, with a center of gravity near the grip. The Hammer is available with 10 degrees of loft (men's right-hand only).

Perks

The Hammer's design, which is essentially a traditional clubhead with its face turned upside-down, is a fairly comfortable driver on shots coming off the center of the face. The club is also extremely light, which some players might prefer.

 

Sacrifices

While the Hammer has comfortable sweet-spot impact, its big claim of adding 50 yards to the average tee-shot seems overinflated--there simply is not a tremendous amount of performance to back it up. Under normal conditions, the club has the tendency to produce sprayed shots and rattles the hands on mis-hits. It is also extremely light, which, for some players, can impede the comfort and control of a properly mechanized golf swing.

 

Bottom Line

While Jack Hamm can hit the ball a ton off the tee, his success came before the invention of this novelty club, which is a mere prop in a pitchman's bag of tricks. 

 

About The Author

Jim Hagerty is a freelance writer and journalist. In addition to the hundreds of Web-based articles to his credit, he's a staff writer for "The Rock River Times," where he covers arts and entertainment, outdoors and human interest news events. Hagerty holds a Bachelor of Science in public relations and journalism from Northern Michigan University in Marquette.

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